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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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Does Turkey have Dirt on Trump? Or Did They Pay Him Big Bucks to Let ISIS Kill Kurds?

Suspicious timing. Flynn has been told he will go to prison unless he plays even more ball with Mueller. Flynn's crimes include being an unregistered agent of Turkey. Turkey hates the Kurds. But being a democracy, it can not conduct a genocide within its own borders. So, it encourages its neighbors in Iran, Iraq and Syria to do the killing. ISIS--the Russian mob's Muslim offshoot--is extremely good at killing Kurds. Since everything that ISIS does---from sex trafficking to looting museums to kidnapping--is done for profit, it is possible that ISIS is under contract to kill Kurds. Under the table contract from Turkey. Turkey is pretty much unique among democratic countries in its failure to condemn ISIS. And now that the United States is gone, Syria's Kurds are at the mercy of ISIS. Meaning that ISIS can fulfill its contract to kill Kurds, thanks to Donald Trump.

So, why is Trump giving Turkey what it wants most in the world? One possibility--Turkey has damning evidence of Trump's or Jared's personal involvement in the death of WaPo journalist, Khasshogi. Such as an intercepted transmission from Saudi Arabia to Trump/Jared telling them to make sure that no one in US intelligence tries to interfere with the planned murder of the resident US alien. And Trump is having to do Turkey's bidding now to keep their dark secret from being revealed.

Or, it is also possible that during his tenure as Trump adviser/unregistered agent of Turkey, Flynn arranged for big bucks to be passed under the table to Trump. And Trump now must fulfill his part of the bargain. By throwing the Kurds to the wolves.

Or it could be a little bit of both.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Dec 20, 2018, 08:11 PM (6 replies)

What Do Sarah Palin and Dr. Ben Carson Have in Common? I Will Never Vote for Either of Them.

Margaret Thatcher was a women. Idi Amin was a Black African. Did that make either of them a better human being than Joe Biden?

Please stop trying to claim that only a woman or only a person of color can lead this country. A human being will lead this country. One who represents the diverse interests of the Democratic Party----fair pay, equal rights, health care. I do not care what color the skin of the person who signs into law the legislation that end Citizens United. I do not care what kind of shoes the president who signs the Medicare for All bill wears. If the candidate can mobilize a core democratic constituency to come out and vote, great.

Divide and Conquer is the Republican Party's favorite political weapon. Do not be fooled. We are all workers and if we could ever for a moment look past superficial difference of religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age and gender, we would be unstoppable in a democratic form of government.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Dec 16, 2018, 06:48 PM (4 replies)

How Far Will Trump Go to Make Money in the Final days of His Administration?

Ever wonder why Trump keeps blustering in the face of overwhelming evidence of his crimes? Do you think it might be mental illness? Delusions of grandeur and invulnerability and divine right? Maybe you are correct. But it is just as likely that Trump can read the writing on the wall--prosecutors now have solid evidence of a felony. He knows his days as POTUS are numbered. And his family coffers are still not full. So, what is a serial bankrupt-er to do? This is his final shot. His last chance at the Big Leagues, to borrow a baseball metaphor. After this gig, there will never be another chance to prove to his now dead Daddy that he has what it takes to be Rich with a capital R.

Do not look for Donald Trump to go "gentle into that good night." Not unless someone pays him to do so. In cold, hard cash. There are still a lot of ways that a president dancing on the precipice can make money. For instance....

He can dump Pence and offer the role of Vice President who will become President as soon as Trump resigns for sale. That is where the really big money is right now. As long as he can convince potential buyers that the Republicans will not dump him in the next primary. The potential payoff from this deal could measure in the billions. Or he could just talk about dumping Pence and force Pence's sponsors the Koch Brothers to cough up cash. But the Koch Brothers will not pay Trump a cent if they think he will not be the party nominee. So, Trump has to feed the base what they love best---lots of bigotry, lots of tough talk, lots of hot air. He has to encourage his followers with guns to get rowdy. He has to talk about members of the GOP who question him as "traitors." He must make his fellow Republicans afraid.

Trump can also sell positions like head of the FDA and head of the FCC and UN Secretary and Secretary of State and even Attorney General to the highest bidder over and over again. The industries which depend upon the favor of federal agencies will be more than willing to make an investment in the Trump Family Retirement Fund if it means getting their own man or women into office to derail a nasty federal investigation or broker a peace treaty with a human rights violating tyrant.

Trump can declare crazy tariffs that benefit no one--at first glance. But if you look closely, you will see that a single player is making out like a bandit, because Trump has slapped a huge tariff on something stupid like imported animal shaped dildos. He can sell off mineral rights in national parks and timber rights in national forests and off shore drilling rights along the nation's beaches.

And he can make promises. Big promises. Like the promise that some contractor will finally be paid big bucks to build that border wall which also comes with a huge land grab---a full mile of Texas waterfront ranch land will suddenly become federal property which can be offered to the highest bidder which will probably be DOW, one of the few American companies that contributed to the Trump inauguration celebration. Dow is desperate for water. Cheap, easily adulterated water. Imagine polluting plants on both sides of the Rio Grande River. The chances that it will happen are slim to none, but if you are a Dow executive you will not want to be the one who has to explain to stockholders why you did not move heaven and earth to keep Trump in office.

For the Trump Family scams to work, Trump will have to pretend that he is 100% confident that he will be exonerated and re-elected. Do not be fooled. And whatever you do, if he offers to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty, don't listen!

Unfortunately, the adage "a fool and his money are soon parted" is often true. So, I expect a fair number of people to throw their money down the Trump Family toilet. Do you think that if We the People of the United States got together to create a go-fund-me and came up with a huge wad of cash that we could pay Trump to leave? Naw. he would take the money but then he would refuse to deliver on his promise. That is just the kind of grifter he is.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:20 PM (2 replies)

The Trouble With Tweeting

Another day, another celebrity brought down because of tweets. As people line up to express their opinion/judge the soul of the latest sinner, I find myself disagreeing with the NRA---sometimes, it really is the gun that kills, not the one pulling the trigger. Or typing the tweets.

The urge to journal our thoughts is as old as human civilization. Maybe even older (if primitive cave paintings are a record of kills). But this modern desire to broadcast these thoughts to as many strangers as possible reminds me of a certain type of dystopian science fiction in which everyone is suddenly gifted/cursed with telepathy. We all know what happens in that scenario. Chaos. The usual rules of social interaction--the ones that allow us to be around other people without wanting to rip their heads off--are tossed to the wind. Our husband thinks our favorite outfit makes us look fat. Our wife thinks we suck in bed. Our neighbor covets our wife. Our priest would rather be _____ing (use your imagination).

George Orwell worried that Big Brother would be watching--and he is. Information is valuable. Every time we log on or make a call or do a web search, we are putting gold in the hands of data miners. Where Orwell got it wrong was when he predicted that our response to the ever watchful Big Eye in the Sky would be to find a small, private corner of our house where we could just be ourselves, penning our thoughts in a private journal.

What would George say if he could see us now, shouting out (in text) our deepest desires, waving our (virtual) arms as if to say Look at Me! Forget 1984. We have all become characters in a Tennessee Williams play, standing in the street, bellowing out our deepest, darkest desires, our only fear the fear that no one is listening.

Turns out that we should have been more afraid that someone was listening. And by someone, I mean anyone. At anytime. At a time when you least expect it--or want it. At a time when those distant fears and emotions are no longer relevant. Our fifteen minutes of fame have finally arrived. We are in the spotlight. We have our story polished, our hair neatly combed, our clothes are immaculate---and why does that man in the front row have our diary?! Why is he reading aloud from our journal, written years ago in our hour of despair?! No fair! That's not me! This is me! How am I going to fix this mess? How am I going to restore my reputation?

And no, the answer is not another flurry of tweets. Better to look for Wilde, the Restorer of Reputations, a character invented by Robert Chambers in his prescient first book, The King in Yellow. Wilde will fix the damage that too much Look at Me has done. But be prepared. It will cost you dearly.

"If you make a mask, you must wear it" wrote the real Wilde, Oscar Wilde. He should know. Look where Look at me! got him. Two years of prison and exile and death. All for demanding that the world accept the real Oscar Wilde. To which the World replied (like a petulant child) "Don't wanna!" And in a battle between Me and the World, the World will always win---if our definition of Me is What the World Sees.

Maybe we would all be happier and get along better if we made our motto the moral of another dystopian science fiction story. The Only Way to Win is Not to Play. Cherish your anonymity. Revel in your ability to have ugly, shameful emotions in private. In your heart of heart, you know that Twitter is not your own personal Jesus. Twitter is just the ultimate data mining tool, designed to sell you shit you do not need.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:36 AM (6 replies)

Masked Protesters in France. Are They Russian?

A few months ago I predicted that Russia would orchestrate violence in France. Russia eliminated the UK through the rigged Brexit. Germany is a puppet of the US so as long as Trump is president Putin does not have to worry about Germany. That just leaves France—which has a world power sized army and nukes—to stand against Putin when he makes his move against the Baltic States. In my opinion, it is very likely that the riots in France over the “decline” in living standard are probably being orchestrated by Russia using the same playbook they have used here. Mobilize fascists. Inject a lot of Russian money. Steal an election. Take over Europe.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Dec 2, 2018, 06:11 PM (12 replies)
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