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McCamy Taylor

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Please World: Send Aid to Help Our Veterans, Elderly, Sick and Kids Who Suffer In the Shutdown

When Katrina hit NOLA and Karl Rove decided that this would be a perfect opportunity to conduct an ethnic purge of the Democratic bastion in hopes of turning Louisiana red, Cuba sent a cargo ship with humanitarian supplies to help the survivors. The federal government turned the ship away---no foreign country was going to get in the way of the Bush/Rove effort to use an act of God to kill Democrats and call it divine retribution against gays.

Now Trump is conducting his own purge--of veterans, the elderly, the chronically ill, children. The shut down is his crowning achievement, meaner than incarcerating children and leaving them to the not so tender mercies of pedophiles. More dastardly than undermining national security by leaking secrets to Russia. More calculatedly dickish than sending a respected journalist and legal US resident to his brutal death at the hands of the henchmen of a Saudi despot in exchange for cold, hard cash.

Trump is reveling in the shut down. Never has one nasty, impotent broke-ass bastard had so much power to do harm to so many innocents. For a man like Mr. Tiny Hands, the shut is better than a penis pump--it makes him feel like a real man. It makes him feel powerful, like the dictators he so admires. Why, it is almost as good as shooting a man in broad daylight and getting away with it!

And Trump's base of ass-hats love the shutdown. These are the people who will gladly watch their own kids starve to death if it means that they get to watch their neighbors starve, too. The ones who will steal the crusts of bread from their kids hands to feed their own faces. The ones who fight over wills before their parents are even dead. The ones who create fake porn with the image of their ex-lover and post it on the Internet. The ones who steal the packages off their neighbors' porch, because they can.

Trump loves the shutdown and the misery it causes. He tells his base that he is hurting Democrats--as if this is a football game, GOP versus Dems rather than a matter of life and death. He says that he is showing the House Dems who is in charge. He struts like a puffed up peacock, full of sound and fury that signifies nothing--except that he will never allow this misery to end, not if he can help it. Because...

...if the Shut Down stops being front page news then the House hearings in Trump's collusion become front page news
Trump would much rather have seniors freeze to death for lack of heating subsidies and see children starve to death for lack of food stamps. Trump will sicken thousands with disease tainted lettuce and beef and cheer as terrorists take down a commercial airplane full of children and nuns due to TSA shortages--and by cheer I mean cheer because this will be his chance to stage a 9/11 and don a orange jumpsuit and show the world that he is a man! Trump probably gets hard thinking about a terrorist attack on his watch. Look what it did for W.!

Trump is a sick, twisted, bitter excuse for a man. We can not wait for him to develop a conscience, because there is no money in growing a conscience. And so, we have to pull together to help our brothers and sisters who slave for the federal government, policing our borders, protecting our skies, delivering our mail without getting paid. Forget a Go Fund Me for the Wall. Can we get a Go Fund Me to save the children? The U.S. citizen children who probably would be better off if they were undocumented immigrants because at least then they would have somewhere (a blanket on a concrete floor) to sleep and something (gruel) to eat in the $100,000/year luxury prison/spas that Trump cronies operate at federal expense. Is Betsy DeVos getting her checks, I wonder. To quote the former governor of Alaska, You betcha!

And while we are at it, can we please appeal to the United Nations or maybe NATO or even just France to send aid for all the Americans who will not be getting their paycheck or their food or their electricity or their medication this winter? Please World. We need your help.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:51 PM (1 replies)

Why Dems MUST Have Televised Hearings

If our nation relies upon network news for its political discourse then Trump (and Russia) win. That is because network news has become the equivalent of a nude caged mud wrestling match in which the loudest, angriest, flashiest, emotion charged person wins. This is why so many Americans support a self proclaimed tax cheater who lies and gropes women. They find violence/anger/bravado entertaining. And politics has become a spectator sport in recent years much like the Roman gladiatorial battles which were designed to lull Roman citizens into a sense of complacency over the decline of their civilization.

How will House hearings be different? They will be conducted like court hearings. The “winner” will be the person who tells the truth, who presents the most logical testimony, the one who exercises caution, good judgment, reason. Lies—-particularly the blatant whoppers that Trump likes—-will be forbidden. Instead the much dreaded “I plead the 5th” will cue Americans that something criminal is going on. Emotional outbursts, temper tantrums—-these will not be “winning” moves. These will be perceived by the public that relies upon the court system to keep it safe as a sign that the administration is unsafe.

A big reason why the Watergate hearings were so successful derived from the nature of public hearings. There is a gravitas to these procedings that makes ordinary people put aside their childish need to be entertained and that forces them to face reality. And reality is one arena where Trump with his delusions and inflated ego can not win.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:34 PM (4 replies)

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)

Manafort Lied to Mueller and Now We Know Why Trump Looked So Scared on Election Night

If the House had stayed under Republican control, Trump and Manafort would be sitting pretty right now. Trump could pardon Manafort for every crime he has committed--including the crime of lying to Mueller--on the grounds that his lies prove that he stayed loyal to the POTUS, and in Trump's universe (the world of organized crime), loyalty is more important than honesty or obeying the law. While some state might choose to prosecute Manafort for other crimes, it is quite likely that Kavanaugh, as part of his soul selling to get on the Supreme Court--had already promised that if Manafort was charged by a state for something that he admitted to Mueller, double jeopardy laws would come into play. Or Kavanaugh might argue that Trump's pardon covered even state crimes as long as they were uncovered in a federal investigations.

However, that plan backfired when the Democrats regained control of the House--and the ability to subpoena witnesses. Were Trump to pardon Manafort now, the Democrats in Congress could demand that the former Trump aid testify. In public. Without pleading the Fifth since he would no longer be in legal jeopardy. If Manafort lied to Congress , then Mueller would tell on him--and another round of federal prosecution would begin, this one even more politically dangerous to Trump than the first since all of Manafort's testimony--and the nature of his lies--would be public.

That means Manafort must remain un-pardoned--even though he now faces many years on federal prison for lying to Mueller as well as for his other crimes. Unless....

If I were a wily, scheming manipulator of politicians, I would have foreseen the possibility that the House would flip. Or that Trump might not deliver the promised pardon. And I would have bought myself insurance by making certain that I had solid evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Trump and Pence. And Jared and Ivanka. And others. I would have placed that evidence someplace secret and secure. And then, I would have my attorneys talk to Democrats in Congress. I would promise to reveal that iron clad evidence and spill my guts in front of Congress and the nation, in essence offering Trump's head up on a platter like the head of John the Baptist--in exchange for a promise from Congress that nothing I reveal to them will be used against me. If at all possible, I would have solid evidence of a conspiracy between me and Trump to lie to Mueller in exchange for a presidential pardon.

The ball is in your court, Congressional Democrats. Mueller has given you all you need to take down Trump. Prison for the Cheeto Haired Pussy Grabber is no longer a long shot.

Trump has one last play he can make---pardon Manafort, get him sprung from jail and on a plane bound for Russia before the new House Dems are sworn in and before any federal or state prosecutor can arrest him again. Which means we need reporters camped out at whatever federal prison is housing Manafort 24/7 and state prosecutors standing by with arrest warnings in hand.

This may be a very entertaining Christmas.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Tue Nov 27, 2018, 08:27 PM (2 replies)

Let's Get One Thing Straight. The Military is Not Our Enemy

Time after time in the last one hundred years, the US Military has defended us at home as well as abroad. When a bunch of banksters wanted to stage a coup and replace FDR with a general, the general exposed the plot. Who shut down the McCarthy communist witch hunts? A general turned president, Eisenhower, when McCarthy declared that he was gong to go after the military. Who was behind "Deep Throat"? The Pentagon. Who stepped in to stop W. from turning the stolen 2004 election into a "mandate" to invade Iran as prescribed in his brother's Project for a New American Century? The Pentagon again, which used its ties to GE/MSNBC and the Washington Post to debunk administration lies about the Iranian "threat", leaving Congress ripe for a Democratic take over in 2006.

What happened when Trump demanded a big Soviet style military parade? Nothing. What do you think will happen if he tries to declare martial law and have his political enemies rounded up? Nothing.

Whatever we may think about some of the foreign wars which our military has fought, the mission of our military is to defend this country, its Constitution, its people. The president serves at the will of the people under the watchful eye of their defenders who sacrifice their own freedom to preserve the freedom of others.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Nov 22, 2018, 10:15 PM (14 replies)

How Much Money Will Trump Demand Under the Table If He Sells Nukes to Saudi Arabia?

Serious question. The NYT reports that Saudi Arabia wants to set up its own nuclear reactors with no oversight of the fuel--meaning they will be able to make weapons grade material for bombs. The first bomb will hit Iran, home of their mortal enemies the Shiite Muslims who do not believe in an Allah ordained monarchy. And, once Iran (and Iraq due to the spill over effect) are completely uninhabitable and their oil fields are untouchable, Saudi and Russian oil will rise in price, making it a Two-Fer for Saudi Arabia. With so much at stake--the Saud Family's wealth and power and the price of oil---how much money will Trump be able to demand? Any guesses?


Posted by McCamy Taylor | Thu Nov 22, 2018, 09:54 PM (0 replies)
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