Monday, May 22, 2017

Traveling and contradicting everything he said during the election......

I was going to point out all the contradictions that the current President has displayed since he was running for the office and then I decided that those of you who know don't need to hear more and those of you who don't think he has made any contradictions about anything previously said aren't going to absorb the reality......so I've decided it's just time for more music.

Few of my all time favorite






















and then my favorite song of all time



Now seriously.....wasn't that better than rambling on about President "Biff?"


Monday, May 15, 2017

Humbled and asking questions while working with The People.....

It's quite a blow to the ego, or the illusion created by the ego, when an artist of my stature (and I will thank you to stop laughing and giggling while I'll explain the conundrum which has transmigrated into a full blown anomaly) has to take a part time job in a bakery department of a large corporate retail food purveyor.

My friend Tom explains that it might be an important time for me to learn what The People have to experience....and that working with The People should be a valuable life lesson.

It would seem that the life lessons I've had to endure by my current calendar age would have fully manifested themselves before now and that this time should be totally devoted to delivering the messages instead of having to continue receiving them.

I understand the concept of human beings always trying to expand the learning curve and knowing that one should never stop trying to broaden one's knowledge.....but there comes a time when sharing the accumulated knowledge should be exercised.....especially if one has the tag "artist" attached to their name.  I don't think I asked for this but maybe I did.....it's hard to understand unless you are an artist.

First let me explain the artist of my stature comment.
Notoriety can not be the only tangent that determines stature, but most likely it is the only one that allows continual financial security for one to be able to devote all of their awake time to their work.  Not getting paid for one's work might recluse the word work from the equation but those of us who have spent untold hours working on their art know that the word work has to be applied. Acceptance of what one does by others is obviously a criteria that allows the work to continue.  I have a short list of others that appreciate what I do but obviously the list is not long enough or I won't be decorating cupcakes and baking sourdough baguettes.
.
When I bring up the word stature I generally refer to subject matter and uniqueness of the endeavor.  I have spent numerous hours surveying art venues with the soul intent of finding other artists who work on projects somewhat similar to what I do....and I'm confident that if there are others they work for NASA or Mr. Musk at Space X....or directly for the CERN project in Switzerland.

I'm not speaking of the Single Line Flow Motion Design Style work that I do....



......but am specifically referring to my Particle collision proton colliding CERN motivated images that are the corner stone of The Other God Particles display and "show."





And the next phase of the project will include equations, Black Holes, Dark Matter and Dark Energy, of which I have created small images which will be large images if and when the Universe decides that my time is better spent creating images instead of baking bagels and working with The People.




When I refer to the stature of my art I'm literally referring to the subject matter and am fully aware that very very very very few people actually care about the origins of the Universe and all the mysteries that surround us....and then add the non-physical realities of Neo-Illumination and yes I am stranded on an island of creativity that appears to be of very little interest to the general public.

I have confidence and conviction....I just don't have the rent.

And as I experience the part-time work force of corporate America I am fully amazed that people are actually trying to live while working only 24 hours a week.  I've learned that most people need to have two jobs in order to survive and those people are extremely concerned about the changes to the Affordable Health Care Act.  Our current President has no concept of what part-time workers have to do to try and make ends meet, and from what I've been watching over the last three months it seems his main concern is to create extra hardships for the people who truly need help.  Of course that's nothing new for the Republican party but President "Biff" seems to be taking it to another level.

OUR PRESIDENT APPEARS TO HATE
POOR 
PEOPLE
and
that
is not
a
good
character trait.

I'm with The People right now and I'm punching a time clock and the last time someone made me punch a time clock I ended up in the hospital.

Hopefully I have a better grasp of what this present experience is supposed to render.

Hopefully.

But just in case you are wondering.....yes I do have artwork for sale and yes I do plan on having another show and yes I believe in the Fairly Godmother and yes I think the Dodgers can win another World Series in my lifetime and yes Blue is my favorite color and yes I think The Universe was started with a thought followed by an action and then things just kept expanding....

I know for a fact that our current President should not be President.....and I'd like to expand on that thought
but
time to go
make
some
bread....literally......and work with The People.


Michael Timothy McAlevey









Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day once more

I wrote this in 2003.  I post it every year on Earth Day.  I've never been more concerned about how politics can adversely affect our plight of environmental safeguards then I am today.  I thank the current administration for that concern.

The words came to me as I listened to an instrumental tune "Farewell" by John Doan.   I heard the words so clearly.  It was one of "those moments" if you know what I mean.

If you click on the Farewell link below and listen, while you read, you just might get what I mean.
Farewell



There's a soul in the life of the land where we live
IT'S CLEAR
IT’S CLEAN
IT’S FRESH
AND IT’S OURS
IT DOESN’T CARE WHERE WE’VE COME FROM
IT DOESN’T ASK WHO WE ARE
JUST
DO WE LOVE
WHERE WE STAND
AT THIS TIME
WE CAN DRINK ALL THE WATER
AND MINE ALL THE COAL
BUT WHEN WE MIX THE TWO TOGETHER
IT TROUBLES HER SOUL
WE CAN TEST ALL THE BOMBS
AND DESTROY EVERY LAST TREE
AND THE ONLY THING IT REALLY DOES
IS ELIMINATE YOU AND ME

THE HARM THAT WE BRING
DOESN’T BOTHER THE LAND
WE ONLY HURT OURSELVES
BY FAILING TO UNDERSTAND
THAT THERE’S A SOUL IN THE LIFE OF THE LAND WHERE WE LIVE
IT’S CLEAR
IT’S CLEAN
IT’S FRESH
AND IT’S OURS
IT DOESN’T CARE WHERE WE’VE COME FROM
IT DOESN’T ASK WHO WE ARE
JUST
DO WE LOVE
WHERE WE STAND
AT THIS TIME


WE ARE GIVEN ALL THE TREASURES
THAT ANYONE COULD USE
BUT IF WE DON’T HAVE VISION
THEN ALL WE DO IS LOSE

WE DUMP OUR PROBLEMS
IN EVERY OCEAN, RIVER AND STREAM
WE LIVE BY A CODE OF CONSUMPTION
THAT DARKENS EVERY DREAM
WE THINK THAT OIL IS OUR GOLD
BECAUSE IT MOVES MACHINES AND MAN
AND ALL IT REALLY DOES
IS REMOVE THE SPRINGS OF LAND
WE NEED THAT SPECIAL CRUDE
BECAUSE WE’VE IGNORED OTHER WAYS
AND ALL WE’VE ENDED UP WITH
IS COUGHING THROUGH A HAZE

OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN
WILL REALLY PAY THE PRICE
AND JUST THAT THOUGHT ALONE
DOESN’T MAKE US VERY NICE


AND WHEN THE DUST HAS FINALLY SETTLED
AND ALL THE BILLS HAVE BEEN PAID
IT IS ONLY THE SIMPLE FACT
THAT’S THERE’S ONE MISTAKE WE’VE MADE


WE THOUGHT WE CONTROLLED THE EARTH
BY DOMINATING THE LAND
AND IT SIMPLY COMES DOWN TO ONE THING
THAT WE JUST DIDN’T UNDERSTAND

THAT THERE’S A SOUL IN THE LIFE OF THE LAND WHERE WE LIVE
IT’S CLEAR
IT’S CLEAN
IT’S FRESH
AND IT’S OURS
IT DOESN’T CARE WHERE WE COME FROM
IT DOESN’T ASK WHO WE ARE
JUST
DO WE LOVE


WHERE WE STAND
AT THIS TIME

Have a nice Earth Day

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Military was prepped and now is responding....are you getting nervous yet?

When our new President presented his annual budget with a military spending increase of 58 BILLION dollars it just seemed logical that weapons usage would increase. ( Keep in mind that the previous administration had dropped 25,000 bombs on ISIS held territory in the last 16 months)

A week ago 59 Cruise Missiles were used in response to a chemical attack in Syria.  That chemical attack is being attributed to Bashar al Assad and the missiles were directed at an airbase controlled by Syria, from which they (everybody except Syria and Russia) say the chemical attack was launched.

There appears to be questions about who actually used the chemical weapons.  I sure hope this isn't one of those tactics used to misdirect.  A few days seems awfully quick to respond.  I would have thought some deeper investigation necessary  before launching missiles.

There's obviously a huge difference between bombs and missiles.  And since we've never seen a video of the 25,000 bombs dropped by the previous administration and there was an immediate video of the missiles being launched from our ships in the Mediterranean I'd say that's a huge policy shift.

The weapons manufacturers probably like to show their stock holders where their revenue is generated.....and our President, who actually lives in Florida, in case you haven't been paying attention, is a bit of a braggart so basically it's showtime.  And it's going to get louder and louder until someone steps in and says.........ENOUGH!  I'm pretty sure that someone has to be the American people.


Then two days ago our government dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used on a remote mountainous region in Afghanistan. That bomb is called the MOAB....with the nickname being Mother of all bombs.




 
The next day there was an actual video showing the MOAB cloud as it detonated.

It appears that we are entering a new phase of live action coverage....which resembles an old phase that I recall from the Vietnam time period.  Those nightly video's of the war in South-East Asia were fundamental in helping to establish  a vocal opposition to not only that war but war in general.

Perhaps the Nobel Peace prize President from Chicago understood that principle and therefore didn't allow media coverage of all the bombs being dropped on ISIS held territory.  You know there are video's of every single one of the 25,000 bombs dropped by the US led coalition....but have you ever seen even one?  Ten years from now they will be shown on the History Channel.

Oh and by the way......apparently Russia has the Father of all bombs called The FOAB, which they say is considerably larger that The MOAB.

I'm thinking that there's a good chance we might see a video of that big daddy some time in the very near future. 

Tit for tat and so on and so forth.

Our President did say, during the election process, that he would bomb the *%#! out of ISIS and I always thought it was odd to ignore the fact that Obama was already bombing the *%#! out of them.  I guess our new leader simply meant that he would be using bigger bombs.

And so I simply ask......what's the next size weapon to be used?

And then we have this other new development......
Press release;
WASHINGTON — The commander of American forces in the Pacific has ordered an aircraft carrier and several other warships toward the Korean Peninsula in a show of force by the Trump administration just days after North Korea tested another intermediate-range missile.
The officer, Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., the head of the military’s Pacific Command, diverted the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its wing of fighter jets from a planned series of exercises and port calls in Australia, the command said in a statement. The Vinson and three guided-missile destroyers and cruisers steamed out of Singapore on Saturday for their new mission in the Western Pacific.


(April 19th update) Apparently this "armada" wasn't doing what the White House originally reported......and then yesterday the article in LA TIMES said it was moving toward the Sea of Japan so your guess is as good as any. time for personal research. Let's call Bill O'Reilly.....he's got some time on his hands.


 The problem with North Korea vs ISIS is that the leader of North Korea actually has an army with uniforms and tanks, a Navy with ships, an Air Force with planes and last by not least.....an undisclosed amount of Nuclear weapons.....oh and did I forget to mention that that leader is bat-s**t crazy.  Add that mix to a population of 26 million people that appear to be undernourished and all dress the same and you have a recipe for a major horror story.  My guess is that if you live in North Korea and you aren't in the military....you will be soon.

It seems we've relied on China to keep NORTH KOREA in check but from all indications China has no idea  how to  put limitations on the ETERNAL PRESIDENT, Kim Sung 111, or Jr or whatever he likes to be called. Even a scarier thought is that China doesn't want to limit Jr's behavior.  Maybe they like the war machine that North Korea has become....and the reason they like it is because they know whose side they will be on when the ultimate s**t hits the fan.

I'm not predicting that the ultimate s**t will hit the fan but allowing a certain type of personality  to be in charge of the most powerful military that the planet has ever known and then letting that person convince the general population that the military needs to be stronger and  bigger just doesn't seem like a scenario with a reasonable or peaceful ending.

I think back to those wonderful cold war times when only two countries had Nuclear capabilities.....

Where's Elvis when you need him? 

Oh yeah I forgot......he was also a military guy.

Those of us who aren't military minded just seem to be totally outnumbered. 

I sure hope those of you are are military minded have a clue on how all this is suppose work out without f**king up the entire planet....or more specifically, the entire human race. 

I think it's really important to elect calm, rational  and highly intelligent people  to positions of power and authority.....but that's just me.

Are you getting nervous yet?

Michael Timothy McAlevey



 















Sunday, April 2, 2017

THE WAKE-UP CALL

I was 22 years old in 1968 when I heard the FNPWUCA

First National Political Wake-Up Call Alarm

The undercurrent of tension had been semi-soft since November 22, 1963 and then following the MLK and RFK murders the vibration and intensity increased substantially and on November 5 1968 the sound became something that wasn't going to subside anytime soon. The music got louder and the parties and gatherings got longer and the drugs got more colorful and then the campus protests became more frequent following the 1968 Presidential election.
Richard M. Nixon received 302 Electoral College votes 

and 
Hubert H. Humphrey received 191.   
THAT WAS A WAKE-UP CALL for so many young people not only in America but around the world, regarding how the people in power were being allowed to carry out their agenda due to overwhelming support from the American voting public.

As the internal awakening of the youth movement on campuses increased and the White House's paranoid agenda strengthened, especially regarding law and order, and as our involvement in South-east Asia intensified, the Peace Movement protests grew in sizable numbers with the tension reaching  an horrific  peak on May 4th 1970 when four students were gunned down at Kent State.

Suddenly the Peace rallies were less peaceful and the paranoia from within the Administration became epic until all we heard was a call for restoring Law and Order throughout the land.  Richard Nixon was attempting to strangle all forms of protest through whatever means possible and historical documents uphold that recorded paranoia (except for the infamous 18 minutes) but first another election was upon us and George McGovern was hosting the Democrats banner of peace and hoping to strengthen the Progressive movement, which at the time was simply referred to as being the Liberal left....or f**king commies and dirty hippies, depending on who was talking.

THE NEXT DECIBEL LEVEL OF THE WAKE-UP CALL CAME ON NOVEMBER 7, 1972

Richard M Nixon....................521 Electoral College votes
George Stanley McGovern.......17 

The shock waves reverberated throughout every true liberal heart and soul in America and since the Electoral College vote was so lopsided it had to indicate only one thing.....the liberal or Progressive movement in America was virtually crushed.....almost into oblivion.  

Ironically the county I lived in, Marin County, was one of McGovern's victory areas. I often refer to how out of touch we were in Marin due to the simple fact that everybody in that county was positive McGovern was going to kick Nixon's ass.

From the election of 1972 to the resignation in 1974 Richard Nixon's entire agenda was an attempt to ward off the bad press, the odd stories of paranoia, the resignations of his inner circle cohorts and to quiet a very loud and foucsed wake-up call.

It was extremely loud....
and it basically was saying....."don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out."

I'M ALREADY HEARING THAT TYPE OF WAKE UP CALL REGARDING OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT, WHO HAS ONLY BEEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A LITTLE OVER 2 MONTHS.

I'M PRETTY SURE THE SOUND IS LOUDER or at least as loud as ANYTIME DURING PRESIDENT NIXON'S FIRST TERM.

And it's not going to get quieter anytime soon because every single day decisions are made that simply wake people up  (and many of those people supported The Donald) to the reality that not only is he out of his element but that his people are hell bent on ignoring anything having to do with creating a safer, cleaner, compassionate future for America.  The denial of scientific information adds its own unique decibel level to the wake-up call.

The only question is will the wake-up call be answered before the mid-term elections in 2018 or will it be answered even sooner?

WAKE-UP calls cannot be ignored forever......no matter how hard one tries to block out the obvious reality.

(It's always struck me funny how oblivious and obvious look so similar with just a little li creating the difference)

I personally hear the rooster quite well and even if someone chops off his head and has a tasty BBQ chicken dinner......there are millions and millions more roosters.....and it looks like they might be gathering together for one extremely loud.......

WAKE-UP CALL.

Michael Timothy McAlevey



 



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Neo-Illumination #14.......

For those of you who read Mind Jazz and don't know about Neo-Illumination I can't really blame anyone but myself.  It's been 15 years since they stopped (except for one that might or might not be one that appeared about six years ago) and I'm always very cautious when talking to people I don't know about them, even though certain individual messages do get mentioned on a regular basis depending of course on the situation.

There has never been a single time when all of them have been discussed at the same time.

During my The Other God Particles art show in September of 2014 each one was separated from the artwork and placed in between the work I was showing.  I have yet to frame any of the original Neo-Illumination art pieces and watching myself write these words truly gives me pause.

WTF is the matter with me?

Last Saturday night I went to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, which is an art complex that houses over 30 galleries, with the sole intention of attending an opening of a new gallery called Beyond The Lines, owned and curated by Brittany Davis.

At that opening I encountered a very interesting artist whose work I respected and felt very relaxed while viewing....and when an abstract artist creates work that generates a feeling of relaxation I regard that as a very good thing.  Her name is Brigit Bell Ritchie and I look forward to watching her career unfold.

Neo-Illumination came up in my conversation with Brigit's husband Noah and the fact that I was talking about it in public might be why I'm writing about it now. 


I had stopped at the gallery a few days earlier because it was two doors down from one of my favorite stores in the Los Angeles.  The store, Hiromi, a hand made Washi paper store, had moved to Culver City after 20 years due of the increased rents being charged by the new owners of the complex...along with four or more other galleries that had been there for years.  I was slightly bummed because it means I'll have to travel south of Santa Monica at some time in the near future.  I prefer traveling north of the 10 Freeway and in fact the further north I go the better my skin feels.....it's a negative ion thing that actually exist.....maybe.....but again that's another topic for another time.

The light rail system running from Los Angles to the pier in Santa Monica has a Bergamot Station station and the new landlords obviously have the concept that the station will make increased traffic for the complex. Unless they do some drastic advertising and visual improvements to the building I'm not sure their conceptual theories will be achieved.

The city of Santa Monica seems to have total artistic control over what is allowed and not allowed regarding improvements to the property.

At this point you might be asking yourself....what the hell does any of this have to do with Neo-Illumination #14.

Relax....it's my story and I'll tell it my way and hopefully everything will make sense.....or it won't, and then what difference did it make anyway?  Everything about my life makes perfect sense or it doesn't.
That's one thing for sure most of us have in common. 

What I will do is post Neo-Illumination #14 and then get back to how it actually became a heading on Mind Jazz for the first time since I started writing this blog in 2006.

                                             Love 
                                                 can follow suffering
                                             everytime 

                                                IF
                                       
                                                 Soul Awareness
                                                     has
                                                    been
                                                    properly
                                                   developed 

Now, you might notice two things....everytime is not an actual word but that's the way it was written when it arrived and if you can't figure out how to look past that type of grammatical variance then your issues run so deeply in another direction that this might be a time to stop reading and go to Costco or Ikea or maybe see a movie.....Kong might be the one to see even though somehow they spent 200 million dollars and didn't think it was a good idea to give the heroine blond hair.  HUH?

Second thing to notice on #14..........the big IF.
The big IF applies to anything regarding non-physical reality, of which we have written about many times, and yet the concept of non-physical reality continues to be an enormous big IF....which makes the concept of Soul Awareness an IF the size of Detroit.

Things that are hidden inside the world of Quantum Mechanics don't count as non-physical realities because they are new physical realities that we continue to learn about. 

Love is generally a noun that promotes a type of behavior that falls well within the boundaries of physical reality. When regarding language we encounter many words that explain emotional, rational and even mathematical awareness.

SOUL AWARENESS is not regarded as an actual thing when one looks in the dictionary.  I'm from the school that thinks it should be one word....

Soulawarenss........and yes I do admit that it seems to be a rather small school at this point in time.

I will suggest that you take a minute and read the first definition of SOUL in your dictionary of choice.  I use the New World Dictionary and it's an actual blue book that I hold in my hand and turn the pages.  Probably not your choice but most likely neither is the term old school relevant to you on any level.
The words no physical or material reality.....

(Wait a sec...my daughter just asked me to go to the market....I'll be right back)
Ok....did you get bored while I was gone?
Probably didn't seem very long did it?
Time
is
so
tricky
and is extremely weird for something that might not exist....but that really is another story so let's get back to the elusive and always.....
NOW.  
                     
Since 2/3/1994 the words joy and happiness have been sequestered to a certain part of my brain that might sneak a peak outward every so often but for the most part remain hidden behind a facade of theatrical behavior created to make others feel less bummed out when contemplating what had happened on that day in 1994.  Acting is not my profession but I think I do a pretty good job of pretending from time to time and so maybe acting is my hobby.
If you checked with close friends of mine they might tell you that from time to time I've seemed happy and I've displayed moments that appear to contain joy.

Since I've analyzed Neo-Illumination #14 quite a few times and have come to accept the reality that love can follow suffering everytime if soul awareness has been properly developed I still realize that properly developing soul awareness is a true challenge.  

What in the world does properly mean when applied to developing soul awareness?
What in the world does the word properly mean when applied to any type of spiritual or non-physical reality awareness?

And therein lies the rub, so to speak.

I know one thing for absolute certainty......

Soul Awareness is an individual challenge and no one person can tell another person how to develop that awareness.  If you go back and read #14 again, you will notice that the statement isn't explaining how...it's simply saying that if it is done then Love can follow suffering....everytime.

I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT IF THE SOUL EXIST THEN OUR LINK TO ETERNITY IS SECURE AND KNOWING THAT PART OF US WILL ALWAYS BE AND THAT THAT PART IS QUITE A BIT LONGER THAN THE PHYSICAL REALITY WE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE AND THAT HAVING THAT AWARENESS CAN ACTUALLY MAKE ONE LAUGH AND CAN THEN RESULT IN A RARE MOMENT THAT SCREAMS HAPPINESS AND JOY.

But the other day I saw joy and happiness in the face of someone who hadn't felt either of those emotions in totality since Sean left our physical reality in 1994.

My ex-wife Kerry, who I definitely have issues with and am constantly reminded of those issues, has experienced both those emotions repeatedly over the last few weeks.
I'm truly not sure what she believes regarding the existence of the soul but a part of her I haven't seen in years came alive and happiness and joy were present...and when happiness and joy are present then LOVE becomes a reality and even though it might only last for a minute or two each time it happens it is happening over and over.

It takes something very very special to help mend a heart that has been shattered.  But keeping in mind that the soul can't be shattered starts to even out the playing field.  Becoming aware of the strength and power that resides in the word eternal, which in turn applies to the soul, makes it possible to understand how we can properly develop our awareness of our souls.

If you have a problem with accepting the concept of non-physical reality then the soul issue might seem hard for you to comprehend.

I saw a soul within a shattered heart emerge for a few minutes and while that soul belonged to someone else it reinforced another Neo-Illumination....#18
Soul Awareness Development is SAD for awhile and then it becomes obvious that SAD can't be.

And believe me I understand the challenges regarding anything having to do with anything we can't see, feel, hear, touch or taste but there are things that transcend physical reality and strengthen non-physical reality realities.

And I accept that it probably takes a physical reality to initiate that type of experience.

THIS IS THE PHYSICAL REALITY THAT INITIATED THE EXPERIENCE THAT I SAW HAPPEN TO MY EX-WIFE....and please note that not only would she not get what I've just written but it would reinforce her theory that I'm not only wrong about EVERYTHING but that I'm extremely delusional....

There's a very solid reason they are called EX wives.

BUT DISPLAYED BELOW IS
A REALITY

AND JOY
AND HAPPINESS
HAS VISITED A DAMAGED HEART
AND THE SOUL OF AT LEAST ONE PERSON 
THAT I WASN'T  SURE
COULD EVER FEEL
OR
HOUSE THOSE
EMOTIONS AGAIN.......DID.

Maybe more than one............


By the way...this is a "article" that I might sit down and rewrite, expand and edit so enjoy the first draft.

Michael Timothy McAlevey

Thursday, March 16, 2017

November seems so long ago

It's now the middle of March and yet the Presidential election seems like it existed in another era.  So much has taken place in an attempt to "harden" America and reverse what generations worked so diligently to create: a country that is a beacon of light for those throughout the world who not only wished they could live here but perhaps help make their own countries something that might resemble what The United States had achieved.

In a few quick signatures that beacon has been narrowed to shine only on the wealthy upper class citizens.

I always suspected that the Republican Party didn't really give a rat's ass about the disenfranchised and downtrodden but I never fully understood the level of hate involved until the Celebrity Apprentice dude became President of the United States.

I'm fairly certain that if the GOP had their way they would eliminate 90 percent of all social programs....starting with Food Stamps.  Why in God's name would anyone need government assistance with obtaining food when that money could be used to add more soldiers, more warships, more  warplanes and of course more drones.  Don't those poor people know that with more weapons they can feel safe in their dwellings?  So what if their children go to bed hungry?  To argue, and I hear it often from the right side of the aisle, that America is a welfare state, is simply an appeal to the working middle class to reject programs that help the needy.

It's so obvious to me and I'm not a Hitler comparison guy but the last time I saw this type of class hate was in Germany during the 1930's.  Imagine for one second if Adolph simply wanted to get rid of poor people instead of the Jews.  With the decisions that are being made both in the White House and in Congress, that seems to be their plan.  The decisions that are being made that will affect our health and our children's health reside on another tier of concern, of which I will address at another time.  Right now I'm simply focusing on the less fortunate people within our borders.

Donald Trump ( and out of respect for the office of President, I've decided from now on that he will simply be Donald Trump or Biff....no more title, no more honor)  is leading a contingent of elected officials that simply........ 

HATE POOR PEOPLE.

AND THEY ARE ABOUT TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE POOR PEOPLE'S LIFE SO MISERABLE THAT MAYBE THEY WILL JUST GO AWAY.

BUT 
what they are forgetting is that 74 million people who voted didn't vote for the Republican agenda and since January 20 I'm suspecting that his 62.5 million supporters have been reduced by 5 to 10 percent.  Once some of his programs get initiated that number could drop by another 20 percent, at which point the sound in the street won't just be honking cars.

The insane Twitter campaign and  his attack on the media combined with his diversion tactics of creating situations to turn focus away from him,  along with the name calling and totally irresponsible cabinet selections......should result in a 25% approval rating by the end of the summer.

At that point the kettle will start to boil over.  I'm not even considering that the Russian fiasco might reach a boiling point well before that time and in that case we might not have to wait for summer to see the s**t hit the fan.

 I read the other day that President Obama's family vacations in one year cost the taxpayers over 11 million dollars.
Since January 20 Donald Trump has taken 3 trips to his Florida compound and the cost so far.....12 million dollars.

I remember reading about Mitch McConnell's complaints about President  Obama's expensive trips to Hawaii over Christmas.

OH, BY THE WAY......MITCH MC CONNELL MIGHT BE THE BIGGEST FREELY ELECTED ASSHOLE ON THE PLANET.

I think I'll end this piece right now because I've been wanting to say that for a few years.

In fact, it felt so good I'm going to say it again with a bit more authority,  but with slightly narrower focus.

MITCH MC CONNELL IS THE BIGGEST ASSHOLE IN POLITICS.
Donald Trump isn't an asshole...he's just flat out insane. 

 Michael Timothy McAlevey



 

 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Can't say it better than Dan Rather.....consider this a guest post.

It is understandable that Donald Trump’s twitter attack on President Obama early this morning would immediately be consumed by the churning political hurricane that is America today.
The deepening divisions that are pulling at the fabric of our nation are on raw display. On one side we see understandable outrage, with many questioning the mental fitness of our Commander and Chief. On the other side we see Trump’s allies rallying under their shared hatred of our previous President.
Perhaps it is my age or experience, but I feel no schadenfreude or eagerness to say, “I told you so.” I feel only a deep and abiding sadness. This is my country that I love with all my heart. We are a weakened nation, in our own estimation, and that of the world. If this was happening in some distant land, we would shake our heads and thank our lucky stars that we are Americans. But this nightmare is happening here, and we have no choice but to confront that disorientating truth.
My reporter’s instincts make me wonder at Trump’s actions. It has the feeling of a classic smokescreen. What is he hiding? Is this a kind of trap? Does he have something he is about to drop? Or does he know something else is about to drop on him and his administration, which is facing a withering crescendo of scandal?
We must carefully separate what we know to be true, from what we think to be true, from what we do not yet know. And in the early days of a story like this, what we do not know will far outpace the other two. We do know that there were numerous contacts between close aids to Donald Trump and senior Russian officials at a time when all indications point that the Kremlin was actively trying to undermine the integrity of our election.
What we don’t know is what these discussions were about. We do not know what is in Mr. Trump’s tax returns, which he seems so hell bent on hiding. We do now know all the other suggestions of links between Mr. Trump and people close to him and Russia. And then, of course, we do not know what else there is to know.
It is long past time that we have a complete and independent bipartisan investigation, especially since the director of the FBI is under such a cloud of political manipulation. Now is the time to breathe the cool winds of impartiality and facts. We need statesmen of steady head and temperament, willing to put country ahead of politics. We cannot afford for our democratic institutions to be consumed by a bonfire of lies, innuendos, and conspiracy theories.
We can all work ourselves into fervers of indignation. But the only antidote to these deep and understandable anxieties is the truth. We are the people of the United States. Our great nation is in a perilous moment, and the world is watching with great unease. We want the truth. We demand the truth. We can handle the truth.