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Thursday, May 18, 2017

by R J Shulman

(Santa Fe) PTSD News Service) -  There is a truly magnificent old George Jones song called He Stopped Loving Her Today which for this discussion I have paraphrased into I Stopped Thinking Trump Today, but unlike the song, I am not doing that because I kicked the bucket.  I am doing that to keep my sanity.  So as of today, I don’t care about his Russian connections, his firing of the FBI director who was investigating him, I don’t give a flying fig about his massive conflicts of interest, his obstruction of justice, his wife who sounds like a Russian spy, his associates who are Russian spies, his running of the oval office like a reality TV show, his awful voice or his tiny, tiny insignificant cheeto penis.  This buffoon asshat has had more than his allotted 15 minutes of fame, taking the spotlight away from millions and millions of more deserving persons and I am not going to add to the Trump spotlight, except to explain why I stopped thinking Trump today.  

First, short of the orange child-king resigning because he gets bored or hangs it up by saying “who knew being President was hard,” his lowness is not going to be removed before his term is up.  There is a Republican House and even if the Dems flip it in 2018 there is no way the Democrats will pick up a two thirds majority in the Senate to remove the Egomaniac Prince from the now tainted Oval Office.  Besides even if the burning Trumpster was somehow removed, we would have something worse, a massive pee pee in charge, as in President Pence, a sociopathic serial liar who is much better at hiding his mental illness and hence Pence is more dangerous than the overweight over the hill apprentice maker.

As the various and sundry Republican presidential candidate wannabees learned, when they attacked Trump or talked about him, the Conman just got stronger.  Hillary should have learned this, that the Egomeister sucks all the energy out of the room.  But for some unfathomable reason she decided to repeat Trumps defeated fellow GOPers by not running on the fabulous Democratic Platform that polls show over 60% of Americans agreed with, but instead branded herself as the “I am the not-Trump candidate.”  We never knew what the hell she stood for except she didn’t like Trump. And what the hell did “I’m with Her” or “Better Together” mean anyway?”  Was that referring to “I’m Stupid and I’m with Her” or “better get it together because I’m not?” I do not want to hear one more Hillary whiner say that she won by almost three million votes.  If she ran a campaign on the issues in the Dem platform, the issues that energized a whole new generation of voters, instead of her lame-ass “Look How Bad Trump Is and vote for me because I am not the Orangutan Monster,” she would have won by over six million votes.  When you win by that much, no Comey letter, no Russian fake news, no big-time faker like Jill Stein, and no GOP voter suppression can overcome such margins.  Just ask Barack Hussein Obama, the black Muslim socialist gun-grabbing African who somehow won two presidential elections.  The election was the Hill’s to lose and lose it she did. 

Trump told us a truth when he said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue in New York City and not lose any votes.  So, I believe him, just as I believe that no amount of complaining when he shoots holes in the Constitution or wounds the environment or whatever crazy shit he does will stop him from being the biggest vacuum in the room – he sucks and sucks and sucks out all the air until there is nothing left standing but Modern Mussolini.  So, I, and I hope you will stop thinking and taking about the fat turd who wants to turn the White House white again and concentrate on what we need to do to prevent our little experiment in a democratic republic from turning into the ultra-rich man’s amusement park that it is fast becoming.

We have a two-party system whether we like it or not and that means that the only effective opposition must come from the Democratic Party.  The Dems must drop the strategy that has been, “well the GOP gets money from the top 1% so we better do the next best thing and get money from the next best 1%.”  The Democratic wing of the Democratic party must retake the reins of party power.  If the Repuglicans are the party of the top 1%, then it makes sense that the Democrats should be the party of the 99%.   The Democrats should know how to do it, it’s in their DNA.  They need to look no further than a most unlikely candidate, a craggy old New York Socialist Jew representing a state with the second or third smallest population of any state, as state that is more like Canada than the rest of the US, who almost won the Democratic nomination, a guy named Bernie Sanders.  He talked about the real divide in this country.  Hint: it is not between Conservatives and Liberals, the North and the South, the blacks and the whites (although there are certainly legitimate issues here that will require a lot of work to fix), between Christians and Muslims, gun lovers and gun haters, supporters of Left Twix or Right Twix or drinkers of Bud versus snobs who like beer from some boutique brewery in Seattle.  The real divide is between the richest 1% and the rest of us.  So, whether you like the Dodgers or the Yankees, the Cowboys or the New England Patriots, and unless you own those teams, you and I are on the same team.  The Democrats and Independents and anyone else who does not want rich people to run their lives and to suck out the rest of their meager earnings and property from them, need to make sure that the Democrats run on the issues that matter such as fair wages for doing decent jobs, free college education, concern about climate change, universal health care, and the chance for a person to attain the fast fading American dream, no matter what category that person falls into.  So, I implore you to ignore the clown ignoranus (not a typo) in chief who is turning the presidency into a three-ring tent, (who said elephants in a circus are passé?) and concentrate on making sure your Democratic representatives in government and that rarest of endangered species, the moderate Republican are able to stop the totally sold out GOP ass-kissers from pushing through the 1%’s wet dream legislation.  So instead of thinking about a certain elephant, infiltrate the Democratic party and start spreading the news, the Democrats are the party of the people and the GOP, well they represent only the oligarchs.

So as I was saying, I Stopped thinking of what’s his name today.

Friday, May 05, 2017


by R J Shulman

WASHINGTON – (PTSD News Service) -  It wasn’t a celebration just because House Republicans killed Obamacare, but because they are confident that even though millions will be thrown off health care and many will die, Republicans will still have enough votes in the foreseeable future to retain control of Congress.  “This is a victory of the ages,” said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, “our research shows that even though most of those who will die because our bill limits health care live in red states, our voter suppression, gerrymandering, fake news as well as voter stupidity will help guarantee we will stay in power.”

“The people who die because of our bill will die gratefully because they know contraceptives will not be covered and that Obama will have no legacy,” said Vice President Mike Pence. “I guess you could call them the grateful dead.” 

While the Congressional Budget Office has not yet reviewed the Republican health care bill, many are going to have to pay higher premiums because insurance giants, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna have indicated that “voting against your own best interest” will be considered a pre-existing condition.  This means that anyone not in the wealthiest 1% who voted Republican can expect a sharp increase in their health care costs.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017


by Robert J. Shulman

CORTLAND, New York – PTSD News Service – Boasting of his success in revitalizing the coal industry, President Trump spoke to a small but enthusiastic audience gathered outside a shuttered Smith-Corona factory in this small city in upstate New York vowing to “make America great typists again.  Believe me,” Trump said, “no longer when it comes to the making of typewriters, will anyone be able to say, ‘America is not my type.’”

Trump is in the middle of his “Bring Back the Jobs” tour, with planned stops in Oklahoma City at an old Western Union pay phone both factory and later to an old Studebaker plant in South Bend, Indiana where Trump promised that “I will once again get workers to make the Commander, a great American car that was, of course, named after me.”  Trump critics were quick to point out that the factory used to make the Studebaker Dictator from 1927 until 1937 until the model name was changed to Commander because of the unpopularity of a certain leader in Germany at the time.