sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Rigging the ATM

The elite owners of the GOP are still dazed and confused that NONE of their buddies appeal to the Party at large in the slightest. They were certain that we'd want Jeb! A hundred million dollars and 4 measly delegates later, they watched that domino fall. Rubio wasn't their pick because he was a Tea Party type, but they rode that horse into the ground as well. Who would have thought that Trump would beat Rubio by 20 points in his home state?

Now they're stuck with Texas Tex Cruz, who they really hate and Donald Trump, who they fear. John Kasich needs a psychiatrist, but that's another story. Nobody sees Kasich riding into the GOP Convention in Cleveland as a white knight except John Kasich, himself. It would help if he read Don Quixote. In the alternative he could see the play, "Man of La Mancha", where Don Quixote is defeated by staring into a mirror and seeing himself for the first time. I'm sure that he's a nice neighbor, he's been a political hack all of his life, but he's not wanted as president this year.

It's mathematically impossible for Cruz or Kasich to win the nomination straight-up, so the GOP is going to the rules - and there may be rule changes in store pre-convention. But don't let that fool you. The GOP does not want Cruz and will throw him under the bus. He's as dangerous to them as Trump is. They might accept Kasich because he's been playing ball all his life, but the voters don't want Kasich.

The GOP  Elite doesn't care what the voters want. That should be obvious to all but the most block headed at this point.

They want a show that has the capability of encouraging donors to SEND MONEY (the more the better). Remember, it's the show and the bells and whistles/smoke and mirrors that count here. If Hillary wins, it's good for the GOP Elite because they can raise even MORE MONEY trying to defeat her 'next time'. That's how the game is played.

They'll have a damning FBI report to wave around if she'd not indicted and will be howling with rage, and laughing as the donations to the GOP roll in. Like it, not like it? 

That's the system. And it's rigged to maintain power. What is the difference between a Republican and a Democrat? What's the difference between a white rat and a brown rat? I don't know that it can be changed with a third party because of the money and power in play. We may simply have to live with it or go Galt. (Who is John Galt?) - Yes,  Grunt of Monte Cristo, I know that you live in Galt's Gulch...


Take THAT, Andy

Harriet Tubman $20 banknote
The US Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman, a gun-toting African-American Republican woman (who found it necessary to arm herself to remain free) would replace President Andrew Jackson on the front/face of the $20.00 banknote.

As I understand it, President Jackson, will be moved to the reverse of the banknote. President Jackson was the last US President to balance the national debt and bring it to zero. Make of that what you will. 
Walking Liberty half dollar - a woman, potentially white
The news broadcast mentioned that women had never appeared on US money before. Not true.

Sacagawea dollar coin
There were standing and walking Liberty coins, a coin dedicated to an Indian woman who carried her papoose on her back to the Pacific Ocean. The vulture on the back of the coin allegedly followed her on her journey, hoping that she'd trip and fall...,and Susan B. Anthony, a suffragette.  

Susan B. Anthony dollar coin
Margaret Sanger was in the running to have her face on US Currency but her position in favor of sterilizing African American women turned off some in the present administration. Still, she was the first woman to make a solid case for birth control by abortion (for selected people), a popular cause for secular progressives now in control of the executive branch of government in the US. In any event, she didn't make the cut. If she was alive today, she wouldn't be the least bit happy that she was beat out by an old negro slave.

I thought that Oprah Winfrey would be on a US banknote before a slave, who frankly, accomplished little. Winfrey, for what it's worth, created a media empire and rose to be one of the wealthiest women in America. That a black woman, born into poverty can do that doesn't go with the progressive narrative of racism and social injustice. Some contend that Winfrey isn't dead and you must be dead to have your face on a US coin or banknote (somebody call Hillary, she can fix that).

The rumor that Barack's ugly mug would be pictured on a $3 banknote is just conservative propaganda. Disregard it. He's going on a food stamp, not a banknote.

I think that his face should appear on all ObamaPhones as well, but that's just me.