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McCamy Taylor

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Here is my fiction website: http://home.earthlink.net/~mccamytaylor/ My political cartoon site: http://www.grandtheftelectionohio.com/

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Any Church That Would Have THIS WOMAN Teach a Sunday School Class....

...is a travesty of Christianity and Jesus weeps tears of blood every time that woman opens her mouth as she did in this Washington Post piece about why members of the religious right are willing to forgive Trump for his crotch grabbing and lies in exchange for his embrace of white supremacy .

“Slaves were valued,” she said. “They got housing. They got fed. They got medical care.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2018/07/21/feature/god-trump-and-the-meaning-of-morality/?utm_term=.3440c0ffa562

What does "morality" mean to the Christian Coalition?
Answer: apparently it means owning slaves who will do all the hard work while you laze on the front porch sipping mint juleps and living the easy life.

I hope THIS WOMAN is enjoying her 15 minutes of fame. The things people will say to get their pictures in the newspaper! Not writing her name. It is better not to post the names of serial killers and other moral reprobates--it encourages others to follow their example.

https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=&w=1484

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Jul 22, 2018, 07:44 PM (2 replies)

A Murderous Russia Thug, His US Lackey, 8500 Nukes and Smallpox Virus--the Axis of Armageddon



What do you get when you cross President Putin (who is so "extremely powerful and strong" ) with President Trump (who is so very weak and cowardly)? You get essentially all the world's nuclear weapons and biologic weapons and chemical weapons in the hands of a single dictator and his henchman.

No wonder the evangelicals and the Neo-Nazis and the trailer park failures who hate their miserable, squalid lives love Trump. All of them are dreaming of the end of the world. They want to die--and they want to take everyone else with them, because when you hate yourself that much, you hate everyone else, too.

We are the Axis of Evil, people. It is our job to resist. For the sake of the entire planet. Just like the members of the White Rose in Nazi Germany. Except that our job is easier, because we still have a vote--if we get off our asses and use it.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Jul 19, 2018, 10:08 PM (0 replies)

Trump:"President Putin was extremely strong and powerful"

And we all know that Trump is a two timing, self serving, cowardly, flunky who sucks up to strong and powerful men.





Can't...breathe...laughing...too...hard...

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Mon Jul 16, 2018, 10:24 PM (15 replies)

Donald Trump Is a Snitch, a Coward and a Flunky

Trump Inc. is a carefully constructed illusion, a maverick businessman who breaks the rules, does things his own way, battles the establishment but always comes out on top. To believe his own pr he is at once Gary Cooper from High Noon, John Wayne from Rio Bravo, Al Pacino from Scarface and Orson Welles from Citizen Kane. He is 110% machismo. He is the original Breaking Bad. He is Wayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Comacho from Idiocracy He is the president who best represents all the Americans who feel that they have gotten a bum deal in the USA--including more than a few citizens of color, because citizens of color are especially likely to distrust the police and prosecutors and the FBI---

And if you believe all this, Trump has a bridge,a condo and a "virgin" from Eastern Europe he would like to sell you.

1. Trump Was a Snitch. For the FBI. Against the very Mob that he used to do things like hire illegal polish immigrant workers who were forced to labor without safety gear for less than minimum wage building his NY properties. When the kitchen got too hot, did he stand behind the mobsters who got him started? Hell no.

From the beginning, Trump tried to have it both ways. While he leveraged Roy Cohn’s mob contacts in New York, he was telling the FBI he wanted nothing to do with organized crime in Atlantic City, and even proposed putting an undercover FBI agent in his casinos. In April of 1981, when he was considering building a New Jersey casino, he expressed concern about his reputation in a meeting with the FBI, according to an FBI document in my possession and which the site Smoking Gun also posted. “Trump advised Agents that he had read in the press media and had heard from various acquaintances that Organized Crime elements were known to operate in Atlantic City,” the FBI recorded. “Trump also expressed at this meeting the reservation that his life and those around him would be subject to microscopic examination. Trump advised that he wanted to build a casino in Atlantic City but he did not wish to tarnish his family’s name.”


https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/donald-trump-2016-mob-organized-crime-213910

What do you call someone who makes money through his mob connections but also rats them out at the very same time to stay out of jail? Hint, it rhymes with bitch. What kind of idiot trusts a guy who is willing to play both sides like that to look after the safety and well being of a whole country full of strangers whom he has never met and will never know? I will give you a hint. It rhymes with fucker.

2. Trump Went to Military School but when it came time to join up, this athlete (who once broke a friend's baseball bat beside he struck out, meaning he was not used to striking out) suddenly developed a case of cold feet. Excuse me, flat feet. How many members of Trump's base lost relatives in Vietnam? How many had relatives come back with PTSD or with other wounds that changed their lives forever? Trump is a coward. A coward afraid of physical pain. When he had plastic surgery to remove a portion of his scalp with a bald spot, he found the procedure painful. So, he pulled out a hunk of his wife, Ivanka's hair, because she was the one who recommend the plastic surgeon to him. What kind of brave hero does that? The man is a coward. He will never take a bullet for anyone. Or even for himself look how fast this man with "flat feet" jumps when someone approaches the stage. And how his tiny fingers dig into the arms of the secret service agents. Cool under fire he is not.



3. Trump sucks up to a foreign dictator. Do not be fooled. Vladimir Putin is no outlaw, no hero fighting for justice for an oppressed people. This man is The Man. He has his own police force, his own prisons. If you are a member of the political opposition, he can have you thrown into prison or killed. He invades foreign countries. He covets even more foreign countries---right now he is conducting war games on the borders of the Baltic States at the same time that Trump is threatening to dissolve NATO and refusing to answer the question of whether to US will come to the aid of the people of Lavtia, Estonia and Lithunia if Russia invades. Trump is Putin's poodle. His bitch. Trump is a flunky.


Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Jul 15, 2018, 07:29 PM (4 replies)

Boots Riley: A Marxist with a Sense of Humor and a Great New Film, "Sorry to Bother You"



Boots Riley, From the New York Times

Riley connects with others easily, on the street and in his art — he has been writing rhymes about radical politics long enough to know how to frame ideas in punchy, compelling language. It’s a skill at the intersection of activism and art-making, which is where he sits. In high school, when he still went by his given name, Ray, he acted in student plays and danced at talent shows. (During a senior trip, where he wore a pair of brown Florsheim boots, his schoolmates gave him his nickname.) He also joined the Progressive Labor Party, at 15, and worked to unionize California farmworkers, linking up with “Mexican dudes who came to the Central Valley with the purpose of fomenting revolution, doing work in the fields — the literal fields. They had a vision that wasn’t new, but it was new to me, about how you could create a mass radical movement step by step.”

His conviction, forged in the P.L.P., is that as long as politicians are beholden to big-money “puppeteers,” the best strategy for change is to bypass the puppets and directly threaten the string-pullers’ economic interests, through work stoppages — the one radical act, perhaps, that entrenched power can’t co-opt. “It affected me because it wasn’t this vague notion of ‘change the world,’ ” he said of his time among the farmworkers. “It was, ‘Here’s a way things can happen.’ ” After that he became an advocate for Palestinian rights and a prominent member of the Occupy movement, helping Oakland residents to protest home foreclosures. In the wake of the Ferguson protests and amid the rise of Black Lives Matter, Riley, in an interview with “Democracy Now!” disputed the notion that “all you need to do is get your voice in the streets and things will change,” describing mere attempts to “shame power into action” as ineffectual. Rather, he argued that demonstrators should “combine social movements with the ability to withhold our labor” in order to “give social movements teeth.”



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/magazine/how-boots-riley-infiltrated-hollywood.html

"Sorry to Bother You" From the New York Times

But Mr. Riley isn’t constructing yet another postmodern playhouse out of borrowings and allusions. He’s building a raft, and steering it straight into the foaming rapids of racism, economic injustice and cultural conflict.


This film is laugh out loud funny and WTF funny and jaw dropping funny and scary funny--which is hard to do when you are dealing with class struggle in America and the way that corporate bosses pit racial and ethnic groups against each other to divide and conquer workers. This film is not like any other American film you have ever seen. Europe, of course, has "Sweet Movie" and others which have raised the What the Fuck bar so high that no American film will ever top them--though here is hoping that American film makers try.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/02/movies/sorry-to-bother-you-review-lakeith-stanfield.html

For any who are not convinced that the struggle for racial justice is the same as the struggle for economic justice I have two questions:

1) Which Americans were the only Americans willing to defend the Scottsboro Boys (Black teenagers accused of raping white women in Alabama in 1931). Answer, the American Communist Party

2) What group was Reverend King in Memphis to support when he was gunned down? Answer, striking Black sanitation workers.

And now, some music from The Coup

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Jul 14, 2018, 09:50 PM (4 replies)

Hey Jill Stein and Susan Sarandon, If You Want to Make It Up, Here is What You Do

Get your privileged butts to the Baltic states along with a few thousand more of your "I could never vote for Hillary. She is sooo corporate" and form a human shield to block Putin's Russia troops as they attempt to invade. Because Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are about to pay the price for your indifference and lack of common sense. This was probably the game plan all along--and Trump is about to deliver the final blow to NATO, declaring that any country that can not up its contribution by 4% right now is fair game for a Russian invasion.

Since you like making protests and taking stands, here is great place to take a stand. The Baltic States need you right now. And you owe them.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:01 PM (3 replies)

If You Were Planning to Travel to the Baltic States---Don't. All Signs Point to a Russian Invasion

It all adds up. Truly horrible math for the people of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.

Trump is doing Putin's bidding, trying to weaken NATO, trying to encourage the UK to stay the fuck out of European politics, trying to focus attention on a phantom menace at home (immigrants) so that Putin can move the Russia troops he has massed on the border into the Baltic States. And no one in the GOP Congress and no one in the White House will do a god damned thing about it.

https://qz.com/1326042/the-baltic-states-are-natos-biggest-fans-thanks-to-russia/

When asked whether he would defend the Baltic States, Trump said

he would have to review whether the Baltics had met their defense-spending commitments before he’d consider defending them from a Russian invasion.


And now he has just called upon NATO nations to increase their spending. Presumably so that he can justify not intervening when Russia invades the Baltics on the grounds that they did not pay their fair share.

Also note:

On Monday (July 9), Defense One reported on satellite imagery that showed Russia has fortified military structures in Kaliningrad, a Russian province sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania in the Baltic Sea. In April, Russia conducted a dramatic three-day missile exercise near NATO territorial waters, something that forced a partial closure of Latvian airspace.




Everyone who stood against the Soviet Union--and that includes the Republicans precious Ronald Reagan---is rolling over in their graves. Trump is helping Putin raise the Iron Curtain again.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:46 PM (6 replies)

Predictions from January 2017 that are Coming True

There were not made by me. I found this online. Amazing how accurate these predictions were.

https://newenglanddiary.com/home/why-trump-sucks-up-to-putin/1/7/2017

1) Trump owes Blackstone/ Bayrock group $560 million (one of his largest debtors and the primary reason he won't reveal his tax returns)

2) Blackstone is owned wholly by Russian billionaires, who owe their position to Putin and have made billions from their work with the Russian government.

3) Other companies that have borrowed from Blackstone have claimed that owing money to them is like owing to the Russian mob and while you owe them, they own you for many favors.

4) The Russian economy is badly faltering under the weight of its over-dependence on raw materials which as you know have plummeted in the last 2 years leaving the Russian economy scrambling to pay its debts.

5) Russia has an impetus to influence our election to ensure the per barrel oil prices are above $65 ( they are currently hovering around $50)

6) Russia can't affordably get at 80% of its oil reserves and reduce its per barrel cost to compete with America at $45 or Saudi Arabia at $39. With Iranian sanctions being lifted Russia will find another inexpensive competitor increasing production and pushing Russia further down the list of suppliers.
As for Iranian sanctions, the 6 countries lifting them allowing Iran to collect on the billions it is owed for pumping oil but not being paid for it. These billions Iran can only get if the Iranian nuclear deal is signed. Trump spoke of ending the deals which would cause oil sales sanctions to be reimposed, which would make Russian oil more competitive.

7) Rex Tillerson (Trump's pick for Secretary of State) is the head of ExxonMobil, which is in possession of patented technology that could help Putin extract 45% more oil at a significant cost savings to Russia, helping Putin put money in the Russian coffers to help reconstitute its military and finally afford to mass produce the new and improved systems that it had invented before the Russian economy had slowed so much.

8) Putin cannot get access to these new cost saving technologies OR outside oil field development money, due to US sanctions on Russia, because of its involvement in Ukrainian civil war.

9) Look for Trump to end sanctions on Russia and to back out of the Iranian nuclear deal, to help Russia rebuild its economy, strengthen Putin and make Tillerson and Trump even richer, thus allowing Trump to satisfy his creditors at Blackstone.

10) With Trump's fabricated hatred of NATO and the U.N., the Russian military reconstituted, the threat to the Baltic states is real. Russia retaking their access to the Baltic Sea from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and threatening the shipping of millions of cubic feet of natural gas to lower Europe from Scandinavia, would allow Russia to make a good case for its oil and gas being piped into eastern Europe.


Now that Trump's ability to suck up to Putin is under threat from the 2018 election look for him to move up the time line to abolish NATO and facilitate a Russia invasion of the Baltic States. And if the GOP loses this fall, expect Russia to invade the Baltic states before the Democrats are sworn in, otherwise, the new United States Congress could vote to intervene i.e declare its intention to send in troops to protect its NATO allies. Russia will want to occupy the Baltics before the change of power.


PS Russia has been building up troops along its borders with the Balkans ever since it install Trump as our Fuhrer.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2017/09/13/whats-putin-up-to-the-russian-military-buildup-on-europes-border-raises-tension/


Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:21 PM (0 replies)

Trump Cripples US Economy to Make Opportunities (And Jobs) for Russia

Trump pulled out of the Iran Accord--and put a hold on a planned $20 billion in jet sales to Iran by Boeing. Within days, Russia had begun talks to scoop up the lucrative contract. Coincidence?

https://sputniknews.com/business/201805091064299516-russian-airplane-builders-iran-opportunity/

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/05/14/russia-sell-jets-iran-trump-nuclear-deal-boeing.html

Now Lockheed is about to lose a $2 billion contract with Mexico to sell helicopters due to Trumps trade war. Who will pick up the contract? Maybe Bell Helicopter. But not Bell in the US. Bell in Russia. That's right. The Russian helicopter industry is flourishing and former US employers like Bell are now building helicopters in Russia.

http://www.rotorandwing.com/2018/01/05/changing-landscape-russian-helicopter-market/


I am sure the guys at Stormfront will be glad to know that great US manufacturing jobs are going oversees to folks who are sort of Aryan Yes, I know that Hitler considered Slavs inferior to Aryans, but maybe U.S. Neo-Nazis are more enlightened. And maybe Russian Slavs have forgiven Aryan Nazis for all the atrocities that they committed in the USSR in WWII, and that is why they are being such good "friends" to them in the United States now--giving them Trump as president and stealing their jobs and all.

Caterpillar, another US company that is being hurt by Trump's crazy trade polices also has manufacturing operations in Russia. I will bet that Putin is not doing anything to drive a major employer like Caterpillar away or hurt its profits.

https://www.caterpillar.com/en/company/history/archive/winning-in-russia-then-and-now.html

Communications Representative Elina Davydova explained, “Winning in Russia is critical to Caterpillar's global leadership. Caterpillar has always been viewed as a reliable and a responsible company that believes in engagement and is taking extraordinary steps to support its Russian customers, employees and dealers.”

As Caterpillar strives for another 90 years, Russia will continue to be a key element of that success.


Another US manufacturer that took a hit due to Trump is Cummins...which also happens to have a presence in Russia.

Cummins presence in Russia dates back to the middle 1970’s, when Cummins engines entered the market as installed in imported mining dump trucks. Since then Cummins brand has become widely acknowledged among major mining sites of the former Soviet Union, creating a strong foundation for the customer’s loyalty that we are proud to declare


http://www.cummins.ru/en/about-us/partners

Wow. Just a little more of Trump's interference and a lot of major US manufacturers may be tempted to lay off employees here and move their jobs to Russia.Putin rides a Harley and Harley Davidson has indicated they will move some of their jobs overseas. I am sure that Russia would welcome them with open arms. Boeing already has has operations in Russia. Tesla is trying to move into the Russia market. What better way than to move production to Russia where they will not be at the whim of a giant man-child who can be bribed to impose a tariff or cancel a treaty at a moment's notice on a whim or to help the Russian economy or even to make someone's "put stock options" pay off?

Good think for Trump that the employees being laid off at Mid Continental Nail due to his tariffs love him more than they love being able to pay the rent or eat. I am sure that those Trump supporters will cheer when their jobs go to Mexico. It will mean fewer Mexicans coming up here looking for work, right? And then they can compete for all those jobs cleaning motel rooms and bussing tables that the immigrants snatch up.

A list of some of the companies that have already been hurt by Trump, the American Job Terminator:


https://www.cheatsheet.com/money-career/the-us-companies-getting-hurt-the-most-by-trumps-trade-war.html/?a=viewall
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:52 PM (5 replies)

Trump's Whole Life Has Been leading Up to This...A Helium Balloon

"I had to deal with a being to whom I could not appeal in the name of anything high or low. ...There was nothing either above or below him, and I knew it. He had kicked himself loose of the earth. Confound the man! he had kicked the very earth to pieces. He was alone"

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness







Trump has finally achieved his Citizen Kane moment. He has committed treason for Russia, killed his fellow Americans and dragged his country into hell in order to do it, but his great life's work is almost complete. Trump, the absurdist tragedy about a poor little rich boy who squanders it all is about to end (to quote T.S. Eliot, the author of The Hollow Men) "Not with a bang but a whimper," a perfect, ironic metaphor--a massive, diaper clad balloon. For what could be a more fitting representation for the king of the Hollow men?

"We are the hollow men

We are the stuffed men

Leaning together

Headpiece filled with straw."


When the parade is over and the hot air is expelled, all that will be left will be a piece of vinyl, a two dimensional replica of a man child, forever shouting out his scream of frustration, the universal cry of gimme gimme gimme which is all we have left since Capitalism killed Humanism and replaced it with the Conservative Coalition, Consumerism and the Religion of Money.

There is no real Donald Trump. There is only the mask that Donald Trump created---and as Oscar Wilde once warned, if you make a mask, you must wear it. Trump has been Democrat, Republican, Pro-Choice, Anti-abortion, Pro-immigrant, Xenophobe, Pro-Hillary, Lock-Her-Up. Donald Trump is a Hollow Man. One day, Donald Trump will be a forgotten ruin, like Shelley's Ozymandias

"Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed"


In Citizen Kane, we see the child behind the man behind the public figure, when the sled burns. Citizen Kane is reportedly Trump's favorite film. Will he recognize that he has achieved his own "rosebud" moment when the giant, hollow man-baby flies high overhead? Will his adoring fans, themselves "hollow men" recognize their own inner emptiness, their aloneness, their need for connection? Or will they, like Quentin Compson, at the end of Absalom, Absalom deny their despair

“I dont hate it,” Quentin said, quickly, at once, immedi-
tly; “I dont hate it,” he said. I don't hate it he thought, pant-
ing in the cold air, the iron New England dark; I dont. I dont!
I don't hate it! I don't hate it!

William Faulkner Absalom, Absalom




before (spoiler alert) going on to commit suicide (actively by drowning or passively by drugs or alcohol) because they can no longer bear to live in the fucked up world the hollow men have created?
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Wed Jul 11, 2018, 04:33 PM (3 replies)
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