Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Decisions Ahead?

The Republican candidates for president are completely out of touch with the American people. Where the hell do they find these people? They don't care about women, the poor, the sick, public school children, vets, or anyone but their rich, right wing supporters. The Republicans are for more wars but refuse to pay for the care needed by returning veterans.

Here are a few examples of the Republican candidates:

 Huckabee is telling us that we should support a molester (CNN).
 Jeb interfered in the dying days of a comatose woman and today says he has no regrets (Time).
 Carly Fiorina took years to repay her former campaign workers (Mother Jones).
 Rick Perry can't come up with a list of three departments he'd like to cut (You Tube).
 Scott Walker has shown himself as an enemy of public education (SALON).

The rest of the GOP clown car contains self-absorbed idiots!

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>  I like both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the Democratic candidate for President. They are both well-qualified and in tune with what is needed for the future.

Google has a Google Doodle on Sally Ride, the first woman in space. The Verge has more about the salute to Sally Ride.

Monday, May 25, 2015


Today is Memorial Day when we honor those that served and gave the ultimate sacrifice.


> Isn't it odd that those that reject climate change the most are living in areas where massive storms are destroying their states? Brownback and Inhofe seem unable to explain the magnitude and ferocity of the storms.

> According to Time, Carly Fiorina must be something to work with on a campaign!


Carly Fiorina apparently left a trail of unpaid, unhappy campaign staffers after her unsuccessful 2010 U.S. Senate bid. According to Reuters, the former HP CEO and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful waited more than four years to give her campaign staff the compensation they were promised.

“Federal campaign filings show that, until a few months before Fiorina announced her presidential bid on May 4, she still owed staffers, consultants, strategists, legal experts and vendors nearly half a million dollars,” Reuters reported.

Twelve ex-Fiorina campaign workers told Reuters that, if given the chance to work Fiorina again, they’d rather not. One anonymous senior staffer reportedly said they’d prefer to be sent to Iraq. Ouch....

That explains a lot about her management style. Another bit of info on her can be found here.


>>> If you want to know what is really happening in Ohio politics, you absolutely MUST read Plunderbund every single day. Since so many Ohio newspapers and reporters have lost all objectivity in reporting about Kasich, you do need other sources of information.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Going, Going,....

There is a great article in Politico that describes what the Republican Party is up against:

...There’s been much written about how millennials are becoming a reliable voting bloc for Democrats, but there’s been much less attention paid to one of the biggest get-out-the-vote challenges for the Republican Party heading into the next presidential election: Hundreds of thousands of their traditional core supporters won’t be able to turn out to vote at all.

The party’s core is dying off by the day.

Since the average Republican is significantly older than the average Democrat, far more Republicans than Democrats have died since the 2012 elections. To make matters worse, the GOP is attracting fewer first-time voters. Unless the party is able to make inroads with new voters, or discover a fountain of youth, the GOP’s slow demographic slide will continue election to election.....

Look at that one line....''the GOP is attracting fewer first-time voters.' Whatever the Republicans are selling, anti-immigrant, anti-equality, anti-women's rights, etc., the young people aren't buying. This is why the Republicans try to stop young people, minorities, and women from voting. The GOP cannot win if Democrats show up and vote.

>>>> What are the Republicans offering to us? According to an article posted at Politicususa calls them 'Republican clones.'


....In the end, Republican hopes will come down to a nutty white male who sounds like all the other nutty white males, a guy who hates blacks, hates Latinos, hates Native Americans, hates women, hates gays, hates Muslims, hates workers and labor unions, hates atheists and secularists, hates environmentalists and scientists and intellectuals, hates the freakin’ Pope – and, well…even post-birth human beings in general....

It is no wonder that young people are turning away from the GOP.

What is next in Ohio?  It appears that Gov. John Kasich plans to close some of the centers that take care of the severely developmentally disabled. Plunderbund has the details.