Trumpbusters

Trumpbusters

Trumpbusters

Thank you Ray Parker Jr. for the inspiration

If there’s someone strange in the DC hood
Who you gonna call? Trumpbusters!

When Trump is clearly deranged
And it don’t smell good
Who you gonna call? Trumpbusters!

I ain’t afraid of no spooks
I ain’t afraid of no nukes

If Trump’s fearful thoughts are running through your head
Who you gonna call? Trumptbusters!

If the GOP have you filled with fear and dread
Who you gonna call? Trumptbusters

I ain’t afraid of no spooks
I ain’t afraid of no nukes

If you’re all alone
Pick up that phone
And call Trumpbusters!

green ghost

I’ve Been Slimed

I used to be kinder. How about you? The stress and pressure is wearing me down. Donald Trump is projecting the worst traits of humanity as he projectile vomits hate, bitterness, propaganda and lies. The Make America Great Again (MAGAts) have been empowered and hate crimes are up 57% over last year with African Americans and members of the Jewish community being the most targeted.

 

America, World, We’ve All Been Slimed

 

Inauguration Day, January 23, 2017 all hell broke loose. The containment grid was turned off and Trump and evil minions let loose on America and the world. Can you feel it? The goblins swirling around the tops of the building in Manhattan, over the White House, and to the Towers of Riyadh?

 

Do you think the ghost of slain Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was a US resident of Virginia and a reporter for the Washington Post will haunt Trump or Saudi Prince Mohammad Bone Saw?

 

The madness began quickly. Trump signed 32 Executive Orders in his first 100 days in office; more than any other president. Why? Because his ideas and actions were so unpopular he couldn’t get Congress to agree to or approve much of it. Trump immediately rolled back equal pay for women and made access to medical services harder to get; changed consumer-friendly regulations to maximize bank profits; and alienated an entire religion of people with his racist Muslim ban.

 

But it wasn’t until Trump started putting kids in cages that my anger really took hold. Immigrant children taken from their parents—just for crossing the border! I am angrier then I’ve ever been as an American citizen. Watching Trump and his administration come after women, Hispanics, Muslims, Vets, members of the LGBTQ community—pretty much EVERYONE without white skin and a penis—I am pissed. But, I’m determined NOT to let this shit-show President make me meaner. It’s hard to be kind to people who blame you, and slime you, and victimize others. Their rights end when they try to force their will on others. That’s what Trump is doing now.

 

I will NOT be like Trump:  A Toxic, Repulsive, Unhinged, Mean-spirited, Prick.

 

How about you? Have you become like the vile creature we know as Trump? Have your own demons come back to haunt you? How do you routinely treat your fellow wo/man? Have you been, are you now, compassionate? Do you take the time to understand? To put yourself into someone else’s shoes?

 

Where has MY love gone? It’s right here, raging over the onslaught of Trump policies that are making this world less safe for anyone who is not white or Christian. Where has MY love gone? Into working overtime to be caring, understanding, helpful, and hopeful. I will NOT meet hate with hate. I will defuse it with love, which doesn’t mean you get to assault me or my neighbor just because you don’t like our color, God, or politics. Bill Madden sums it up beautifully:

 

Bill Madden @activist360

There’s so much sadness today. So much seems unfair. Each time we log in to Twitter, or turn on the TV, there’s the ugliness, there’s Trump. We must fight for the beauty that is hidden, fight to reveal it—fight for love, for justice, for each other. There’s only us.

10:34 AM – 09 Jun 18

 

I used to think Robert Mueller, Michael Avanetti, and Stormy Daniels were the Trumpbusters, and yes they are, but they are only 3 people.

 

WE ARE ALL TRUMPBUSTERS! I, you, me, we!

 

I am. You are. We are, together! The only way to get rid of Trump and his foul-mouthed, lie spinning gang is all of us together—VOTING!

 

Trump has enabled plenty of Stinkers. The Trump kids are master-slimers, too: Eric, Treason Tot Jr, and I-vanka-be-president-someday-daddy. And then we have Bannon and Giuliani, Pruitt, Carson, and Zinke. Nazi Steven Miller and women without reason or souls Kelly Conway and shit-spewing Sara Sanders. And that’s just for starters. That doesn’t include the nasty-ass spirits of Flynn and Manafort, Rick gates, Michael Cohen, you know, the Comrades… the list is endless.

 

But, we are all Trumpbusters, and we are armed with:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America

2. Facts

3. Our Vote!! Which represent the hope for all humanity

 

“There is just so much hurt, disappointment, and oppression one can take… The line between reason and madness grows thinner.”  –Rosa Parks

 

Have you been slimed?

Take the quiz. Check-off all that apply:

__Can’t sleep or using too much sleep as a coping tool

__Can’t eat or can’t STOP eating

__Depression or thoughts of hopelessness

__Excessive anxiety and worry

__Lack of coping tools

__Drinking too much

__Smoking too much

__Fear (of being deported, of losing healthcare, of killing the planet, of world war 3)

__Anger or non-stop sense of irritation

__Fighting with friends or family

 

Remember, we’ve all been Trumped! He is Gozer the Destructor. He’s the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man with a tiny little dick or at least so says Stormy Daniels. And I believe her story, and I believe Dr. Blasey Ford’s story, too. #believewomen

 

Trump is a…choose your own combination.

T: toxic, troubled, terrible, trash-talking, tiny, twisted

R: repulsive, rotten, rancid, raunchy, repulsive, rabid, risky, rude

U: unhinged, uncouth, ugly, ulcerated, unctuous

M: mean-spirited, maniacal, monstrous, motley, morbid

P: Putin-lovin’, porker, POS, prick

 

I think we can all agree this November 6th election is the most important election in the history of the United States. Democracy itself is on the ballot. A vote for Democrats is a vote for humanity. A belief that we are in it to win it, together! Not like Trump who clearly declares winners and losers. And if you’re not white, Christian, or rich, your ass gets tossed off the island.

 

Years of reality tv (Survivor, The Bachelor, The Apprentice) have hardened our hearts. What’s swirling around each of us are our own demons. They’ve joined the sesspool of Trump’s scary and radical and exclusive thinking. He’s spent his entire business career thinking only of himself and his needs. He thinks with his dick or as a dick. Take your pick.

 

In a classic Ghostbusters scene, Peter Venkman and Ray Stantz, aka Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, explain to the NYC Mayor how the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins got loose.

 

“Everything was fine with our containment system until dickhead here shut it off,” Ray says to the Mayor indicating, Walter Peck, EPA Inspector.

“They caused an explosion,” Peck yells out in defense.green ghost

“Is this true?” asks the Mayor turning to Bill Murray’s character.

“Yes, it’s true,” says Murray looking at Peck. “This man has no dick.”

(ba da bomp)

 

Look how ridiculous this is? This presidency, Donald Trump in the White House, has the world talking about how big of a dick he really is.

 

Barbara’s observation caught mine, too.

 

Barbara Malmet @B52Malmet

Back before the current regime stole the White House, was there ever such a dick-driven dialogue in the national conversation? Bannon sucks his. Donald’s is ugly. Kavanaugh’s is in your face. It’s like a presidency of penises.

10:57 PM 23 Sep 18

 

She responded later to dozens of tweeted responses echoing her disgust:

Every time I think I’m out, I’m in.

10:59 PM 23 Sep 18

 

And here you have it—THE SOLE/SOUL PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER—

 

I’M SO FAR OUT, I’M IN! ARE YOU?

 

It is up to me. It is up to YOU. It’s up to each one of us. We ALL must VOTE to stop this persecution of others.

 

You MUST pay attention!

 

Two out of my three very best friends don’t believe Roe v Wade can be overturned. They don’t get it. There are reasons Kavanaugh as so aggressively rammed down our throats and seated on the Supreme Court. He is the last vote needed to lean the court conservative.

 

There are various degrees of WOKE

1/3 of us have no clue that

1/3 of us are being persecuted by another

1/3 of us committing the crime

 

Judd Legum @JuddLegum

Virtually every election in America is decided by the people who don’t vote

2:47 PM 03 Jun 18

 

The Evil is Real

Trump has been in the White House for 500 days. It feels like 500 years. He’s burning down the house and frying everything and everyone in his way; including Schroedingers kitten who I talked about in my book—Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump.

 

Not only is the kitten dead. It’s been hideously tortured by some for-profit drug company, in it for the mega-money. Someone I’ve since unfriended from my Facebook newsfeed posted the most heinously cruel video of animal torture I’ve ever seen. The two seconds it took for me to scroll-by still keeps me up at night. I no longer trust her to share posts to my newsfeed. (Can you say “hide all posts.”) And she’s a trauma coach! It must be her MO: cause trauma first and then try to cure it. Whatever it was, it was sick.

 

The kitten has been fricasseed. Along with a couple thousand of immigrant kids living in tents in the middle of Texas, in July in 106 degree heat. I don’t give a crap how big your tent fan is—it’s NOT OKAY and it’s NOT SUMMER CAMP!

 

Here’s what I’ve realized after six months of debilitating depression along with manic fits of productivity. (I did write a 300 page book about Trump after all.)  Thanks to the shit-show that is Donald Trump, I must NOT sink into despair and apathy. I MUST persist. We must persist. We must take our emotions and then funnel them into positive, productive outcomes for us all.

 

Peter Daou @peterdaou

Be angry, be outraged, be positive, be down, be up, be strong, be weak … all of these are natural responses to the stress of life and politics. But living in a state of hate consumes the hater, not the hated. It’s never worth it.

6:19 PM – 1 Jul 2018

 

Let the Trumpers wear the HAT that is RED. It makes it easy to spot them and avoid them. There are 2 days until the Nov 6th election and here’s what I’m vowing to do:

1. Vote

2. Get everyone I know to vote

3. Share the facts–kindly

 

Saving the Day

The Democrats HAVE an agenda. “Democrats have no platform” is lazy language that the Media continues to support. Our agenda empowers everyone! The Trump Train helps only a few. Here is what Democrats stand for:

 

We Care About

The Environment

Rights of immigrants

Our military and our Vets

Rights of workers

The poor

Racial equality and justice

1st, 2nd, 14th, and ALL Amendment Rights

 

Democrats Agenda

Healthcare that is affordable and covers pre-existing conditions

Saving and expanding Medicaid

An economy that works for everyoneVote Democrat

Livable wages

Equal pay

Unions

Women’s reproductive rights

Taking care of Vets

Common sense gun law reform

 

A Few Things Democrats (Empathetic People with Souls) Believe In

40-hr workweek

Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

The internet

Labor laws/workers’ Equal rights

rights

NASA

NPR

The National Weather Service

The God dammed Environmental Protection Agency

Public schools and Affordable Education

Pell grants and other financial aid to students

Public libraries

Voting rights

Marriage equality

Planned Parenthood

Legalizing Marijuana

Common Sense gun reform!!

NOT putting kids in cages!!! FFS

Government is GOOD people! Roads, bridges, policemen, and firemen. Libraries. Parks!!

 

This is Why I Resist

Tax scam bill

Net neutrality repeal

Trade wars and tariffs

Pre-existing conditions

No tolerance ICE

Space Force (FARCE)

March for Our Lives #ParklandStrong

Paris Agreement

Artic/offshore drilling

Iran deal

Trans ban

The (insert your favorite expletive here) Wall!

SCOTUS

Bret (Tap-A-Keg-Of-Beer) Kavanaugh

The #MeToo movement

#IBelieveWomen

Merrick friggin’ Garland, and

TRUMP IS PUTIN’S BITCH

 

THIS is Trump Derangement Syndrome

Faux News likes to talk about Dems and Libs with Trump Derangement Syndrome. But Trumpers believe he is smart, capable, and he can do no wrong. Example, Sean Spicer wrote in his book, The Briefing, about Trump:

 

“He is a unicorn, riding a unicorn over the rainbow.”

 

I think someone spiked the Trump kool-aid with a little LSD.

 

“There are two ways to be fooled.

One is to believe what isn’t true;

the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” 

–Sorn Kierkegaard (1813-1855), philosopher

 

Thanks to the person who memed this and my apologies for passing it on without acknowledgment, but it’s perfect.

 

Trump Supporters

Young, intelligent women want to believe him. Some twist their thoughts like yogi pretzels trying to align Trump’s thinking with their own. But taking away a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body?!

 

Ladies. Karma hits hard—and she’s a bitch. Do you value your own body? Do you need birth control? What options do you have if you do get pregnant? Do you care about fair wages? Do you give a crap that kids are in cages?! For God’s sake—Vote for Democrats! The ass—and vag—you save may be your own.

 

John Oberlin—friend from my twitter feed, please tell ‘em whad up.

John Oberlin @OMgno2trump

Here’s the situation:

-Sara Huckabee-Sanders is now blaming Democrats for Trump lying

-@FoxNews is reporting it as true that Democrats force Trump to lie

-#MAGA are buying it like cult members

-@GOP continues to enable this crazy train

-Dems are the only sane people left

9:55 AM 04 JUL 18

 

VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS!

Women, especially young women, let’s tell these old white fucks where they can get off. Their rights end where our bodies begin. A special FUCK YOU to McConnell, Grassley, Hatch, and of course Trump.

 

Show me what Democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!

Kremlin Annex

Trumpbusters are common everyday people doing extraordinary acts of lawful protest. Organizing. Marching. Voting.

 

We are armed with the Constitution. We use facts. We vote!

 

“We are the change we seek.”

                                                Barack Obama

 

Focus on what you can do to improve your life, and all who come within your world—your sphere of influence. Be a good neighbor. What can you give? A kind word? A smile? A helping hand? $? Time to a cause?

 

Turn worry into wonder and angst into action. If you don’t know the issues, get informed with stories of Trump told through movie villains. Read Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump. Get it on Amazon for $15 OR LISTEN TO IT FREE ONLINE! Each chapter ends with a list of organization you can support with your dollars and your time.

 

Counterchekist@counterchekist

E Pluribus Unum. That’s more than just a saying on our currency. It represents who we are—from many, one. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what name you call god, the color of your skin, or your politics; you are an American. This is what makes us great.

8:16 AM – 26 Jul 18

 

Amen brother…or sister, since the name and logo are gender-neutral.

 

Many streams make a mighty river.

                                                                                    Proverb

 

The 2016 election gave us a binary choice, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Their philosophies and campaigns couldn’t have been more starkly different. Trump stoked fear; Hillary talked togetherness. Trump said it’s us versus them; Hillary said all of us stronger, together.

 

That same choice is on the ballot, right now. Donald Trump, who only has time for watching Fox News and stoking hate at his rallies is quite clearly campaigning for himself. “A vote for _________ is a vote for me, Donald Trump,” the greatest con man on the earth. Hugely. Bigly.

 

I STILL choose Hillary’s Democratic philosophy. #StillWithHer

 

Joe Heller summed it up beautifully. For Donald Trump, read from the top down. For Hillary Clinton, read from the bottom up.

 

Trump v Hillary

 

A Learned Response

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela

 

Donald Trump’s Dad, Fred, was a KKK man, and Trump, the declared “Nationalist,” is stirring up hate and violence, and pointing fat fingers at brown people and Democrats. The caravan of mostly women, babies, and children that is currently on its way to the US from Honduras is Trump’s biggest threat and talking point. He and Pence are whipping up the fear. And it starts with children.

 

When they arrive, will they be gunned down? Trump has told the military to treat people throwing rocks with bullets!! THAT IS A WAR CRIME. Just because Trump is too stupid to understand the law or doesn’t care to understand the law doesn’t mean our military personnel must respond. Let’s hope Mad Dog Mattis will intervene, although he sounds pretty racist and repulsive himself.

 

Will they have to surrender their children? Or will they just be snatched and imprisoned. Or will everyone go to Trump’s concentration camp tent cities. As a “professional builder” you’d think Trump could build great cities, but instead he’s looking to build prisons and concentration camps. What a simpleton, what a monster, what a destructor.

 

“I hope the other side realizes they better take it easy.,” DJT threated in a tv interview of anyone who opposes him. Or what?! You’ll send the military after all your critics? Good luck with that!

 

He is the one invoking violence. One of his followers sent bombs to 14 political rivals, including many of Trump’s favorite targets, including CNN, billionaire philanthropist Soros, celebrity Robert De Niro, Joe Biden, the Obama’s and the Clintons. Maxine Waters, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and the list goes on and on!

 

Another of Trump’s followers killed two black citizens in broad daylight in a grocery store in Kentucky.

 

Jesus H Christ, Republicans! Where is your outrage? Have you misplaced your souls? Trump is inciting this. His minions are listening to his violent rhetoric and they are acting. Trump is to blame; direct cause and effect. He spews hatred and his red hat cult followers act.

 

Humans Living in Hell

“The worst terror a child can experience is being taken from their parents. Would blonde, blue-eyed children ever be treated so brutally at our border? Would 4,600 Puerto Ricans have been left to die if they were “white? No. Trumpism is racism. What in God’s name have we become? Jim Carrey

 

The Devil Incarnate

On May 1, 2018 Trump implemented his Zero Tolerance law and began snatching brown children from their parents as they crossed the border seeking asylum. The United Nations needs to prosecute every inhumane shell-of-a-person who implemented this policy. There are currently over 13,000 children imprisoned in Trump’s for-profit prisons; 250 are under the age 10 and the government has NO plan to reunite them with their parents.

 

Join, give, support and #FightLikeAMother to help:

FamiliesBelongTogether.org

ActionNetwork.org

ACLU

And that’s all I have to say about that. For the moment.

 

More Dark and Sinister News

“From the Associated Press: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke

San Antonio (AP) – Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.

The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, but immigration attorneys say they know of more than 40 who have been discharged or whose status has become questionable, jeopardizing their futures.”

 

Trump’s racist tendencies stretch to our military as well.

 

From New York Magazine: Trump: U.S Can’t Afford Veterans’ Health Care Without Cuts

After adding $1.5 trillion to the deficit for tax cuts, Trump opposes adding to the debt to increase health-care for veterans.

 

From the twitter feed of Trinity @TrinityResists

Veteran’s Bills blocked under Trump:

–Health benefits

–Retirement pay restoration

–Vets retaining

Wounded vets job security

–C-H Suicid prevention act

–Homeless vet reintegration

He’s NOT for our military.

He’s so xenophobic, he’s now deporting immigrants serving our country.

5:25 PM 05 Jul 18

 

Of course Trump doesn’t have money for Vets, but he does for for-profit prisons.

 

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Jail We Go

The greatest country on Earth, and we’re building prisons and using drugs as ONE of the reasons to build them. The other reason is Immigrants. Trump has all the money and the power in the world—and he’s building prisons! Jeff Sessions is stacking the Constitution and making crossing our borders IN ANY CAPACITY is felony—and without due process! These people often go to FOR PROFIT prisons that enrich Trump’s cronies. It’s obscene. And the Republicans are complicit. I wonder how many members of congress have stock in for-profit prisons? Or in the pharmaceutical industry as well?

 

Our current drug dilemma: keep marijuana illegal, jail people for marijuana, but allow drug companies to manufacture fucked-up legal derivatives. Get people hooked on opioids, send them to prison, and ignore the research that says marijuana helps in opioid addiction recovery. It’s a vicious cycle manufactured by private and pro-profit industries. Marijuana could help cure opioid addition caused by their drugs. But who’s going to fill all those prison beds?

 

“Private prison populations up 120%” says the Justice Policy Institute, and “private prison companies boost incarceration rate for profit” they concluded.

 

“The three biggest companies in the private prison industry have contributed $835,514 to federal candidates and $6,092,331 to state politicians. Democrats received 31.8 percent of the money, Republicans got 59.1 percent, and 8.7 percent went to ballot measures, according to the institute,” reported Dailykos.com.

 

According to Amy Siskind who wrote The List, “Trump’s own inauguration fund collected $500,000 from two private prison companies housing detained migrant families.”

 

Regulatory filings reveal Trump’s buddies are going to reap big financial rewards from his immigration policies. Trump is literally a human trafficker. HE’s the one who’s stealing the children—and putting them in cages!

 

Now, this very moment as I write this, Donald Trump is out stoking fear and hate, making the PEOPLE in a Honduran caravan nothing more than craven animals. The caravan “has some very tough people,” he said. “Criminals in some cases,” Trump declared, then quickly embellished, “many cases.” There is NO proof of that lie. He just wants you to HATE these people.

 

He plans to put them in tent camps—internment camps! “Thousands of tents,” Trump has said. People, HOW CAN THIS BE OKAY? He’s currently deployed over 5,000 troops to our southern border. They are deploying barb wire.

 

“Barb wire used properly can be a beautiful site.”

                                                                                    Donald Trump, POS

 

The barbed wire comment came after he declared rocks were to be considered a firearm so feel free to use deadly force. No, that’s not a direct quote, it’s just what he implied. But no surprise here: he dangled a “2nd Amendment solution” for his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, during the 2016 campaign.

 

Who—coincidently—he ALSO wants to LOCK UP!

 

Trump will maintain our alarming and embarrassingly high incarceration rates: 750 per 100,000. That makes the United States is number one in the world for putting people in jail. With capitalism, jail, too, has become a great place to make money off of people. Trump and Republicans have no heart, no empathy. It is truly all about the money and power.

 

And breathing right down our necks and straight-up our backsides, you have Russia, who incarcerates 628 per 100,000. Geeze, I wonder how many of those people were non-violent pot smokers? Or black or brown? Or journalists.

 

UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

We keep hearing “these are unprecedented times.” The Obamas are out, Biden’s out, Oprah, and Will Ferrell—all knocking on doors! Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Carl and Rob Reiner have been using their voice and influence. And Taylor Swift has activated an army of young voters in Tennessee! Voting for this mid-term election is up 700% from the last mid-term. And we’re talking Millennials, hopefully all voting for Democrats.

 

The Ballots are Being Counted—IS YOURS!?

 

This mid-term is coming down to this:

If you are a woman, you are under attack. If you are gay, lesbian, trans, queer, or yet-to-decide, you’re under attack. If your skin is any color than white, you are under attack. This hateful rhetoric is reinforced everyday by Trump, the biggest hate-monger on the planet.

 

You either support Trump, the Republicans, and the Haters with building a wall and committing human rights violations against our southern neighbors. You, too, believe Putin didn’t interfere in 2016 even though the FBI, the CIA, and the NSA all say RUSSIA SUCCESSFULLY ELECTED DONALD TRUMP. I assume you promote violence as a way to solve problems. And you believe climate change isn’t real. You believe the propaganda of Faux News…

 

OR

 

You support Democrats who believe ALL of us are created equal. We believe in healthcare and education and common-sense gun law reform. We KNOW we must save the planet, and believe capitalism and government can co-exist and drive innovative solutions. We have hope and blame no one in our quest to live our best lives. We believe we are stronger together.

 

But all these evil demons flying around, spreading hate, hurting others? It’s time to send them back to where they came, back to a world where respect for others is considered the American Way. An America that doesn’t just “tolerate” others that are different than ourselves but “embraces” differences and strives to work together.

 

It’s time to be polite. It’s time to be kind. It’s time to vote for an all-inclusive, caring United States of America. We can achieve it. That possibility exists for each one of us.

 

And it will take each one of us to open up to possibilities: to the truth of others.

 

Human Rights: No Wrongs

Oh Canada… I visited twice this summer—Niagara Falls, the Canadian side.

 

Meanwhile, while Americans are dealing with Trump’s madness, literally, neighbor to the North–leading the way in legalization of marijuana–Canada, has come up with an additional national anthem. Read the lyrics below. Better yet, go listen on youtube.

 

Canadian Diversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I6A0Z2y28g

#CanadianCenterforDiversityandInclusion

 

Canadian Anthem

 

Pablo here believes in God

Jenny is a witch

Samantha is an atheist

And Bill is a Jewish mench

But just because they disagree

doesn’t mean that they are smucks

Cuz when we’re free to be ourselves

Then we’re free –

 

Fred is white and Frank is black

Ebenezer’s in between

Julie’s got the greenest skin

That you’ve ever seen

Though they might look different

They don’t pass the buck

Cuz when we’re free to be ourselves

Then we’re free as –

 

Felicia’s gender-fluid

Joseph is a man

Antwan snipped her testicles

Now she goes by Anne

In spite of different genitals

Their lives don’t run amok

Cuz when we’re free to be ourselves

Then we’re free as –

 

Frederick leans conservative

And sarah she leans green

Abby wears a tinfoil hat

Thinks voting is obscene

And though they might think differently

They don’t think each other suck

Cuz when we’re free to be ourselves

Then we’re free as –

 

Francoise parles francais

Alice speaks her mind

Konjit uses curse words

The most eclectic she can find

And though they may speak differently

Agreements can be struck

Cuz when we’re free to be ourselves

Then we’re free as –

 

Frankly we’re all whacky

Everybody’s got their quirks

But we’ve laid aside our differences

To ensure that we’re not jerks

In this land we fight for freedom

And we all call ourselves Canucks

Cuz when we’re free to be ourselves

Then we’re free as fuuuuuuuuck.

 

And the Oscar for best picture and movie soundtrack go to….the Canadian Center for Diversity and Inclusion!

 

Trumpbusters! It’s time.

 

Time to put our best selves forward, time to come together and steer Trump and his minions to the light side. Time to lead by example.

 

In a classic Ghostbusters scene, the team is atop the skyscraper where Gozer the Destroyer is threatening to destroy humanity.

 

Ray takes the lead, “Gozer the Gozerian. Good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, County, and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.”

 

Therefore I, Trumpbuster, Lima Bravo, ask you, Donald Trump, as a duly designated representative of just one of the people of the United States, to resign from the presidency, surrender the White House, and return to your scrupulous business practices until Bob Mueller wielding the American Constitution comes and busts your ass.

 

We have the power. And if Trump the Destroyer or one of his minions asks “Are you a God?”

 

You say YES. And then you save the day—and VOTE!

 

#LoquaciousLima #SavingTheDayLima Bravo #VoteForDemocrats

 

Love Letter to 44 on #ObamaDay

Dear Barack Obama,

Barack Obama
Barack Obama preaching hope.

You changed my world the first time I heard you speak. It was 2007 and you had declared your candidacy for president.

Thanks to the collapsing economy, I was losing my job and my house. I ended up moving in with a friend. I’d given up thinking that I had any control over my own economic future. After a college degree and 22 years of hard work, I had nothing to show for it. No home; no retirement account. I was disillusioned, cynical and beyond believing that I could help myself let alone make a difference in the world.

Both government and corporate greed were running amok. I didn’t believe; I had no faith. I didn’t know what the future held but I didn’t trust it would be good.

And then came you. I was awestruck by your demeanor and authenticity and captivated by your message and vision. You helped me understand “Democracy,” what it means to be an American, and the importance of adding my voice to the conversation.

I was inspired by your optimism and love for people and this country. You and Michelle were a solid team–loving and real. Everything you said made sense–for people and the planet. You helped me realize that I can and do make a difference and that the world needs my perspective and my voice. You made me feel like I belonged to something bigger, a collective of like-minded people who simply needed a nudge to bring out the best in them.

“Oh yes we can” inspired a nation to believe and get involved. And even though you’ve left the White House, your message still resonates. We, I, will continue to support and pursue your and Michelle’s agenda of lifting and empowering others knowing that we truly are stronger together.

Thank you, Barack and Michelle, for being a beacon of hope and light for so many. And thank you for your continued service to our great country.

I am fired up and ready to go!

With love as big as the Hawaiian ocean, I remain one of your biggest fans.

Lima Bravo

This is an excerpt from my book Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump

#ObamaDay #BarackObama #loquaciouslima #vote2018 #hope #inspiration #douchebagwisdom

New Year’s Resolution 2018: Reality Check!

New Year's Resolution
Your GET-INVOLVED guide! 

No time to be mad or sad.

Be inspired!

My 12 Days of Christmas have become my New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. How about you? Now that the holiday hoopla has come and gone, what resolutions did you make, and what are you going to do this year to make a difference?

Trump and the GOP continue to inspire me to fight against pretty-much everything they stand for and are doing. Trump is back out on tour, in PA today, trying to convince us all our life is so much better now that America is great again. “It’s the economy, Stupid” he said today, ironically quoting a Bill Clinton, Democratic campaign talking point. It’s not better for me. I’m hopeful, but not yet. Some companies are awarding bonuses, others are laying off thousands. Walmart is doing both, raising the minimum wage to $11/hr and giving out $1000 bonuses to employees who have been earning low-wages with them for 20 years AND closing 63 Sam’s Club stores, laying off 10,000+ people. That’s what Walmart is doing with their gift from Trump. #goptaxscam #trickledowndoesntwork unless you count the people who just got pissed on. #boycottwalmart

I don’t begrudge all the people making money on the economy. My money is not in the stock market and my 401K is long drained, so their good fortune is not mine. But I do begrudge the #goptaxscam that has money going straight from my pocket to the pockets of the filthy rich. Read my last blog. Trump is buying the next election. He’s banking that money can assuage your morality. If you’re rich enough, you won’t say anything when he and Republicans throw people out of the country and shit all over First Amendment rights.

Now that the holidays are over, and we’re fully into the swing of a new year, I will not become complacent. We don’t have the luxury of sliding slowly into a new year! We must pick a cause, and every day, get up and do something for it.

What’s your cause? The environment? Pissed that you’ll now have to pay $80/car to get into a National Park? Pissed that oil spilled on Native American lands—just as predicted?! Or are you pissed that women will no longer have access to contraception and birth control? Or that discrimination against our LGBTQ community is on the rise?

Get up. Do something.  No time to be mad or sad. It’s not too late to make a New Year’s Resolution! Channel your energy into productive action and make 2018 your best yet. If you want to do something but just don’t know what to do?!!!! Read my book, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump. Every chapter ends with a list of activities to take and organizations to join. And then join the #resistance!

Vote #2018 and of course #voteBLUE

#LimaBravo #loquaciouslima

Read more about the #GOPTaxScam here.

 

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, an excerpt from my new book, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump, Chapter 3, DarthTrump: the Force Be Damned!

We Don’t Turn Off the Dark; We Turn On the Light

How do we stand against hate and bigotry? How do we expose the dark without ourselves being consumed?

We turn on the light.

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.*

It’s up to us; each one of us. We must turn on our own light and then shine that light on others. Marianne Williamson is my favorite spiritual leader. And wow, can that woman pray! She’s the leader of a love revival, SisterGiant. From her September 3, 2017 Facebook post:

“Dear God, Send legions of angels to all the leaders of the world. Heal their minds of thoughts of war and fill their hearts with thoughts of peace. May their emotions be calmed and their higher selves emerge. May wisdom and nobility and spiritual brilliance guide their every move, now and forever. And so it is. Amen. “
Marianne Williamson

See what I mean? But my favorite Marianne Williamson quote comes from her book A Return to Love. Take this passage to heart and indeed we’ll change the world.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Are you ready? Because it’s time to liberate others.

We must keep focused on DarthTrump and we must turn on the light. Most everything Trump is doing—or undoing—with his streak of executive orders I am opposed to.

No! It is not ok to persecute immigrants. Give them a path to citizenship.
No! It is not ok to deny refugees entry to our country. Vet them and let them in.
No! It is not ok to turn back equality for our LGBTQ community. Discrimination is senseless.
No! It is not ok to take Medicaid away from the poor. That would be heartless and unhealthy for the economy.
No! It is not ok to build a wall. Talk to our neighbors like you’re a civilized human being.
No! It is not ok to cut funding to Vets. Put our money where your mouth is, help them.
No! It is not ok to deny women equal pay for equal work.
No! It is not ok to deny women access to birth control and family planning options.
No! It is not ok to frack the crap out of the land or pollute our waters.
No! It is not ok to shit on the Press, to verbally assault them or incite violence against them.
No! It is not okay to pick fights with foreign leaders.

And the list keeps going. But this is my list. You must have one of your own. What do you think is good versus evil? Now is the time to ask yourself. And now is the time to stand up and turn on YOUR light!

We must keep searching for and sharing the truth. But how can we break through DarthTrump’s onslaught of lies and lies and more lies via Twitter? Don’t be fooled by bragger or buffoonery and be willing to call out the Douchebaggery.

Hope you enjoyed the excerpt. Read more on Amazon’s a Look Inside. Check out the amazing art from artist, ZTDroc. Trump as movie villains. Lol, spot on.

Shine on!

#LimaBravo #LoquaciousLima
#douchebagwisdom

* (my apologies, I left off the “Jr.” in my book, I’ll fix all the typos soon)

Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas 2017 has come and gone, and, unfortunately, no Trump Family Indictments. Yet. But I will not be deterred. The crap spewing from Trump’s mouth continues to motivate me to #resist and #persist.

“You all just got a lot richer” proclaimed Trump proudly as he dined with his rich friends at Mar-a-Lago mere days before Christmas. He’d just come from signing the $1.5 TRILLION #GOPTaxScam that will give 83% of the financial benefits to the top 1% of wealthiest Americans–that FACT according to the non-partisan Tax Policy Center.

Now, that just makes me mad. Those rich Mar-a-Lago friends paid a one-time $200,000 initiation fee for the privilege of joining the gold-diggers club, a fee Trump doubled once he became President. Then Trump’s friends pay $14,000 annually to remain part of that elite club. They willingly and knowingly are putting money straight into the President’s pockets.

Are we to believe there will not be quid pro quo? Of course there is. Trump’s tax bill is directly rewarding them for their support. He’s buying their vote, believing that money trumps morality, and that money is power. It’s Wolf of Wall Street Gobbles Up Democracy and shits out morality with the help of the rich–and for the rich!

Ahh, “rich.” It’s a relative term and hard to define, to me, “rich” means a steady income of over $100,000/yearly, and you’ve made that consistently 10 or more years. That you own your home, have retirement saving, have money invested in the stock market. To me, “rich” is never having to wake-up at 2:00 a.m. and wonder how you’re going to pay next month’s rent, or if you can squeeze one more utility payment on a maxed-out credit card, or whether the local food bank will be open this week. “Rich” is wondering how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you’ve made in dividends and interest since Trump took office. “Rich” is never wondering how $18 a week trickled down to the average American worker isn’t enough to pay their electric bill, let alone provide financial “relief.” “Rich” is having no cares about money, theirs (the poor or average) or yours. You can afford it, “it” being anything your heart desires. You never worry about losing your home or going without a meal, and you don’t think about those that do. That’s “rich.”

Trump desperately wants you to believe the middle-class will get a tax cut, but by the time the trickery is done, anyone making under $75,000/yr will pay more in taxes. According to the U.S. Census, “the median household income in the United States is $56,516.” The “average middle-class worker” is going to get crushed! In comparison, anyone making $150,000/year is indeed rich.

Who will benefit most from the #goptaxscam? Large corporations, Trump himself, his family and his already rich toadies, including cabinet member, and members of Congress. Need a few numbers?

We don’t know for sure because PRESIDENT CONMAN still refuses to release his tax returns, BUT, from what we know, Trump will save about $15 million in taxes; Jared Kushner about $12 million. Betsy DeVos, Wilbur Ross, Steve Mnushit? Between $2-$5 million. I could go on and on.

But I won’t, not here, not tonight. I’m done with being mad. Now, I’m motivated. I’m activated, and I’m working my own 12 Days of Christmas promotion. I pledge here and now I will:

Register 12 new voters; Make 11 calls to Congress; Attend 10 peaceful marches and rallies; Sign 9 petitions; Give 8 gifts of charity; Get 7 pussy power hats and pass them out to my friends; Do 6 sessions of yoga as often as I can; and Hope and pray for 5 Trump family indictments. I’m lunching 4 times with my girlfriends; smoking 3 pre-rolled fatties, passing on 2 shots of tequila…and continue to promote my book—Douchebag Wisdom: a book for Dealing with Donald Trump.

What will YOU do?

#limabravo #loquaciouslima
#resist #enlist #persist

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You’re a Mean One, Grinch Trump

You’re a mean one, Mr. Trump,
You really are quite rude,
You’ll pick a fight with anyone,
Your language is quite crude, Mr. Trump,
When you open your mouth to speak
You prove you are quite unglued.

You are a loser, Mr. Trump,
Your words contain nothing but lies,
You sit atop Trump Tower,
Plotting against those you despise, Mr. Trump,
Your need for adoration and revenge,
Will surely lead to your demise.

You are a liar, Mr. Trump,
You blame your staff, the Congress, fake news,
You speak nonsensical sentences
With the intent to abuse and accuse, Mr. Trump,
But thanks to the REAL news,
You have educated and informed voters you cannot confuse.

You are a Douchebag, Mr. Trump,
Seeing and hearing you makes us gag,
You bullied your way to the White House,
Made promises that were vague, Mr. Trump,
The 3 words that best describe you are,
Using your own words: disappointing, terrible, and sad.

(Excerpt from Chapter 10, Grinch Trump, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump)

Here we are, the week before Christmas, and I’ve all but given up hope on Trump and the GOP. Trump says he’s giving Americans a “giant tax cut for Christmas.” In reality, this #GOPTaxScam gives tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and corporations AT THE EXPENSE of middle-class Americans. Trump, himself, will make out like a Russian authoritarian dictator. We don’t know for sure how much he and the Trump kids will make because Trump still refuses to release his taxes. He knows he can’t. They will prove he’s bought and paid-for by his BFF, Putin. Do you suppose our tax-payer dollars will also make their way into Putin’s pocket?

Perhaps Grinch Trump can still have a heart-opening moment. We can all hope and pray…but it doesn’t look good. Trump and his capitalist cronies are screwing over working-class Americans, the very ones he vowed to help. Tax breaks to corporations DO NOT and HAVE NOT ever trickled down to the working class. Merry friggin’ Christmas, Trump is not just handing out coal, Grinch Trump, the con-man, is SELLING us all “clean coal.” This tax cut—and his environmental policies–will cost us all dearly.

But there is something we can do. We can have our own heart-opening moment!

We can take care of each other and the people Trump’s policies are hurting. We can reach out to our family members who are hurting, our neighbors who are struggling, and the strangers we pass on the street who have real problems they are hiding. We can reach out, offer a comforting word, and share. Yes, share what we have; spare a dollar when we can. And always, an encouraging word.

We can #resist. We can call out the douchebaggery when we see it. We can fight this #GOPTaxScam. We can call our congressmen and women and demand they not siphon money from middle-class and poor pockets. We can relentlessly sign petitions and demand that Trump release his taxes.

And we can assemble and PEACEFULLY protest. We can call on every Who down in Whoville to stand up and be counted. We can rise. AND WE CAN VOTE!!

Gobble Gobble; Merry Merry; Happy Happy!

Lima Bravo
#loquaciouslima

PS Read more of the book on Amazon’s Look Inside. Check out the amazing artwork of ZT Droc!

Butter…butt…BUT… #GOPTaxScam…Not So Fast!

There will be times when talking about Donald Trump is not appropriate—Thanksgiving Dinner—BUT, saying “please pass the butter” as a diversion from talking about the issues is only a temporary fix. We have huge issues that need to be discussed. We must speak to each other, and make a concerted effort to do so. Yes, “Please pass the butter” and keep the tone civil, but it’s also important to keep the dialog going. All you need is an issue.

And here’s a doozy: Scrooge Trump and the #goptaxscam will take money from the pockets of college students.

Money.com says, “The House bill eliminates several tax deductions and credits to pay for tax cuts and to simplify the tax code. It eliminates the student loan interest deduction as well as the tax exclusion for tuition reimbursement received from an employer.”

Millionaires and billionaires get tax breaks, and our college kids pay the price. One grad student, a Ph.D. student studying engineering at the University of California, said his tax liability will increase from $14,600 to $44,800, meaning, he’ll owe an additional $3600 in taxes.

Our future is at stake!

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities said, “The current tax code,” meaning what has been in place prior to Trump, “helps reduce the cost of college for good reason — not just because a college education benefits individuals, but because it benefits society at large.” It is in the nation’s best interest to help students get an education. But Nooooo….

…instead Trump and the Republicans are ramming a TERRIBLE #goptaxbill down our throats and it is TERRIBLE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS!

Call your Senator and tell them to vote NO! 202 224-3121

#limabravo #douchebagwisdom #douchebagdonaldtrump

How to Talk Turkey and Trump over Thanksgiving Dinner

DIN-NER! Time to eat!

It’s time for holiday dinner and your family is gathered ‘round. Blessings have been said acknowledging everyone’s safe travel and arrival; the Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey and all the trimmings cover the table, and then 8-yr-old Pat utters one fateful phrase, “This sweet potato pie is the color of Donald Trump’s hair.”

Everyone hold’s their breath; horror clearly on their stricken faces. Dinner time is no time to talk politics! Nor the place!

But then Grandma to the rescue. In a calm, pleasant voice she chimes in, “Please pass the butter.” Sweetly, kindly, before another phrase is uttered, she repeats, “Please pass the butter.”

Then with a smile on her face, Grandma redirects the conversation, “Now, who can pass around those rolls?”

A collective sigh of relief is heard when no one takes the “elephant-in-the-room” bait, and a potential political calamity is avoided.

Now THAT’s how you talk politics over Thanksgiving dinner. You put it off for another time. And, here are 4 ways to casually side-step  that awkward political talk:

1. Politics should be a one-to-one conversation

Resist the urge to talk politics in a group. Conversation around the table can quickly get out-of-mouth-and-hand. Even “safe” topics, i.e. saving the endangered African Elephant, will spark relatives ready to argue the other side. Save that conversation for a time when you’re NOT ready to enjoy a holiday meal. Simply say to that person, “I so enjoy political discussions when there’s just the two of us. Why don’t we save that talk for after dinner?”

2. You can always reschedule a discussion

There’s always someone who wants to talk politics over turkey but no rule that says you have to. Kick that conversation down the road, after pie and coffee, and the football game, and the movie, or whenever appropriate. Say this, “I’d love to hear what you have to say but don’t have time now to listen. How about we pick-up this discussion when everyone else has gone? Or perhaps tomorrow?”

3. Politics is a “To Be Continued…” topic

When the conversation “goes there,” meaning it turns to Donald Trump, allow everyone to express their beliefs. Trump-lovers and Trump-haters will both need to vent! And they won’t see eye-to-eye on many issues. Seek dialog and common ground, not solutions necessarily. Nothing has to be resolved now, no one has to be persuaded, no actions have to be taken in this moment. This dialog can be interrupted, rescheduled, and revisited many times down the road. Life goes on; don’t let politics ruin the day.

4. Expect it to get LOUD

People passionately love or hate the President, the parties, and the issues. And “passion” equals volume. Each one of us believes what we do based on our education, our experience, and our intellect. When people feel safe to express their views, and they passionately agree or disagree with a topic, voices and volumes will rise. It’s going to get loud! Volume is a sign of intensity; rate of speech is an indicator of intensity. Bulging veins in red faces are a dead give-away that the conversation is intense!!

Just remember, when the conversation gets too heated, you can always redirect. Put a smile on your face, turn to the person next to you, and with a pleasant tone of voice at a reasonable level of volume say, “Please pass the butter.”

 

#limabravo #loquaciouslima #douchebagwisdom

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