Saturday, February 25, 2017

Blaming Democrats and the Liberal Press

Make America Great Again, because the Democrats have ruined it.

Here's the result of 30 minutes of googling... all back of the envelop stuff, probably something wrongish but close enough ... 

Since 1993/94 ish to current -


  • Republicans have had the majority of state legislatures 11 times, Democrats 7 times, and 1 time tied.
  • Republicans have had the majority of Governorships 16 times, Democrats 4 times
  • At the Federal level:
  • Republicans have had the majority in the Senate 7 times, Democrats 4 times, and 2 times tied
  • Republicans have had the majority in the House 10 times, Democrats 3 times
  • In the Supreme Court, of the 18 Justices who have served on the Supreme Court between 93/94 and today - 14 were appointed by Republicans and 4 by Democrats.
And of course there have been 3 Republican Presidents and 2 Democrats as President during the same time period.
For the last month plus they've had the White House, Supreme Court, House, Senate, 33 Governorships, and the majority of the state legislatures.  
But, they have done NOTHING BUT WHINE since November.   They've become so accustomed to blaming others for their shortcomings that they don't know what to do.

The biggest target of their whining has been the dastardly LIBERAL MEDIA.  Yes, that same group that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Fox News have been complaining about for the last 20+ years.

The media on the right love to brag about how they dominate the ratings.  Bill O'Reilly loves to remind Rachel Maddow and the folks at MSNBC that many more people watch Fox than MSNBC.  Something like 14M people listen to Rush daily, 13M listen to Hannity, along with Fox News dominating the TV news ratings.  To compare about 600K people watch Morning Joe on MSNBC every day.  But, they can't stop whining about the liberal media.  First, listen to Democracy Now if you want to hear Liberal media.  The argument is one I've never understood, MSNBC/CBS/ABC and Fox all are corporate media and on a pretty narrow political spectrum, each company's primary goal is making money, not teaching or influencing opinion. Rush actually knows this, it's just he's made his brand on complaining that people aren't treating people like him and his listeners fairly, and it's worked, so he continues to roll with it.

They've been in the political majority for the last 25 ish years.  They've dominated the media during the same time period.  And they whine and complain that the world sucks and it's somebody elses fault.  And these folks are supposed to be the ones that believe in personal responsibility?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

How to handle this idiot

Donald Trump is on a "fake news" rant... it is his latest shiny object.  There have been literally thousands of these "shiny objects" since he started running for President, and as of yet, neither the media nor other rational reasonable people know how to deal with someone so clearly in their own reality.

On "fake news" it's interesting that Donald doesn't really even understand what it is... he believes it is opinion that disagrees with his own.  In fact it's all the links embedded at legitamate news sites and webpages that is paid content... here are some I just copied from an actual newspaper's site:

 TAKE A LOOK

The IRS Announces 2017 Standard Mileage Rates

What turns off small business shoppers?

Three Tax Credits for Your Family

New Year, New Tax Implications

Possible Jail Time For Stallone?

How To Fix Your Fatigue (Do This Every Day)

Megyn Kelly Joins NBC After Fox News Drug Allegations

Ivanka Has Last Laugh At Media With Secret Net Worth

Trump Saves Homeowners $5,088

Itching This Part of Your Body Is a Sign of Alzheimer’s

There are some more egregious than these that most people have seen - photo shopped pictures of muscle bound folks which say something about "scientific breakthroughs"...

But this dumb ass we've elected President doesn't know the difference and when he spouts this crap about CNN being "fake news"... the 35% who somehow think this idiot is going to make their life work by being mean to the people that they blame for their failures (the poor, blacks, immigrants, liberals, etc.) they absolutely believe it.

Reasonable and rational people don't know what to do with irrational, illogical idiots like this guy.  They all grew up hearing that if they argued with an idiot bystanders wouldn't be able to tell the difference.  So they just assumed that people would figure it out.. well that didn't work out did it?

Carl Bernstein tweeted - "the most dangerous 'enemy of the people' is presidential lying--always. Attacks on press by @realDonaldTrump more treacherous than Nixon's."

Maybe just maybe the media is going to figure out how to handle this very dangerous man and his alternative reality.