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Roy Rolling

Roy Rolling's Journal
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August 3, 2018

Media, Save Thyself

The first thing a paramedic is taught is "scene safety". You can't save anyone if you are a victim yourself. For the benefit of the group, save yourself first.

Commercial media is a cutthroat business. Trump, a business values guy, relies on media corporations to always put profits first and never act otherwise.

Surprise him. Media companies should act in unison to combat Trump's attacks. They cannot effectively get the message of transparency through an atmosphere poisoned by opposition to truth-telling and an anti-intellectual tribal joining of forces. And the last thing right-wing propagandists expect is for media companies to unite in opposition and not be the cutthroat business weasels they are. Media companies---NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Comedy Central (ha ha)---must do this for the sake of survival, to ensure there exists a place in the free market for outlets that don't spout the president's bullshit, ANY president's bullshit.

Media companies at White House briefings and elsewhere should demonstrate that unity. They should protest with a joint action, whatever it may be. From not attending W.H. briefings, phony rallies, and obligatory events to attending those events and dominating the narrative. The story now is the attack on the free press, the media are not there to dutifully cover Trump and sycophants beating them to a pulp.

They are ethically free to respond defensively.

And the best defense is a good offense.

June 18, 2018

Heard on Twitter

"Despite all my rage,
I am still just a rat
in a chain-link fence enclosure"

March 3, 2018

Bob Mueller Appreciation Thread

He understands America was attacked by Russia. His "army" has been massing for months, and are now landing in a D-Day-like invasion.

Mueller is the anti-Trump. He will defeat Trump, jail his co-conspirators, and embarrass traitorous Trump followers. Devotees of Private Bone Spurs will scurry for hiding places like roaches when the light is turned on.

July 1, 2017

Block grants (to states for Medicaid)

When the federal government writes a $5 billion check for Medicaid to a state, what are the chances none of that will be siphoned away from healthcare and into the pockets of connected state people and companies?

Just like billions sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, it will end up in the pockets of corrupt government officials and government-connected crony businesses.

Block grants are the LEAST EFFICIENT AND MOST OPEN TO CORRUPTION method of distributing tax money for healthcare. That is why block grants are favored by weasel Republicans, they can't wait to get their hands into the billion dollar cookie jar.

July 2, 2015

Vote Now! Cast Your Vote Now!

Who is your candidate for the Democratic nomination if the convention were held today?

This is totally un-scientific and does not include more than two choices, though I know there are other honorable Democrats who have announced their candidacy. It is a snapshot in time for today, July 2, 2015.

Thanks

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