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The corrupt, fraudulent, and easily-hackable US “election” system

Hola a todos. Only a couple of people that I’m aware of ever talk about this topic, myself being one of them, and when we do we’re mostly deliberately ignored because of people’s disconnect, their denial, or they simply glaze over from a lack of interest. In the past, when I’ve written comments on this subject on so-called “progressive” websites — which serve as front sites for the “Democratic” Party Cult at s-election time — my comments have always been ignored as if I were writing about some “loony conspiracy theorist” stuff, even though this is not “loony conspiracy theorist” stuff at all. For some reason (I’m being diplomatic since I know the reason), most people like to deny that there is any problem with our “election” system in the shithole US, primarily because if they did face facts about it they would have to ask themselves the following questions:

“Why do I vote and why do I urge others to vote on a system that I know to be completely corrupt, easily-hackable and fraudulent? I don’t knowingly take part in corruption in any other aspects of my life. But when it comes to voting, I just ignore the corruption or wish it away! Why do I continue to take part in voting on a sham of an “election” system here in the US? What is wrong with me? Why do I do that? Why do I refuse to face the facts and the reality about the dire state of our s-election system here in the US?”

Mi amigo/My friend passed this video (below) on to me that he watched from Rachel Maddow. Regardless of what one thinks about Rachel and assuming one has already formed an opinion of her, allow yourself to watch this video with an open mind. She covers a lot of credible material in this video.

One “wardrobe” thing I’ve noticed about Rachel is that there was a time and especially on television where a woman wouldn’t think of being seen wearing the same “outfit” twice and especially day-after-day. Well, I guess that rule went out the window, because every time I see mi amigo/my friend watching Rachel, she’s wears the same thing in every show: Black, and that v-neck black jacket over a black tight low-cut shirt. It all has to be Millennial black apparently (Related: The Millennials: The Generation with a Dress Code). So, mi amigo wrote a comment on a “progressive” site about Rachel’s conservative all-black getup. He told me that the “Democratic” Party Cultists came on attacking him for being critical of their god Rachel, with most of them saying, “I like what she wears; I think she looks good.” Well of course they would say that and think she looks good no matter what she wears as good devout-faithful partisans. That’s the way partisanship is. Say it’s good whether it is or not! Brainwashed partisan sheeple! Can’t stand them. Ugh. To justify Rachel’s all-black getup, one commenter said, “Guys wear the same thing every day.” So that makes it all right? And that commenter is lying. From what I’ve observed, corporate network guys wear different suits each day. They’re usually all dark-toned, but they’re different shades of blue, black or grey. They also wear different shirt colours and especially different ties.

But as expected, after someone has explained so thoroughly what Rachel explains in the video below, someone comes along and says: “Just vote.” Yeah, there’s the disconnect again. “Just vote” on a corrupt system? That makes no sense. Mi amigo tells me that he has seen a video from Rachel where she explained this and then she interviewed a Florida politician, and this politician’s response demonstrated a complete disconnect from what Rachel had just said about our corrupt voting system. As expected, the politician also said, “Just get out and vote.” Sigh. Why are they ignoring that the system that voters are voting on is corrupt and rigged? Why is there this disconnect? And we see it over and over and over.

Well, the reason they choose denial and choose to ignore it is because if they faced facts and acknowledged our sham of a system, this would burst their life-long bubble that they’ve been brainwashed with that the US is some form of a “democracy.” They would have to admit that the “every vote counts” pabulum is a myth and that there is nothing fair, honest or legitimate about any of it. Therefore, their life-long held illusions in the US “election” system would then be shattered. They’ve based all their “hope” on these charades called “an election.” Their hope would be shattered too. And without hope would that lead to mass suicides among the brainwashed sheeple? Realistic hope is one thing but unrealistic delusional hope which is what the “Democratic” Party Cultists usually engage in along with extreme wishful-thinking is another and is similar to praying to the Floating Cloud BeingTM and a waste of time.

Mi amigo told me that some of the “Democratic” Party Cultists were jumping up and down in comments over one of the major publications in Iowa endorsing all “Democrats” and urging to “give them a chance to govern.” I found that funny. It also sounds like the people at that publication in Iowa haven’t been paying attention since 2000. Because why should the fake-opposition party be given a chance to govern when we’ve seen their performances in the past enabling White House residents, such as George W Bush? So even if they were “given a chance to govern” in the 2018 midterm, little would be any different than it is now. Also, if these “Democratic” Party Cultists writing comments had done any research they would have known that it wasn’t any big deal for this publication to endorse all “Democrats.” That publication endorsed messiah Obama in 2008 and the mayor of Des Moines is a Democrat, where the publication is based. Should the Republican Party Cult lose seats in the House and or Senate, the “Democrats” will make sure to give the orange nazi man-child even more of what he wants from a position of feeling sorry for him that his party-cult lost seats just like they did for illegitimate George W Bush in his second term. The “Democrats” gave Bush damn-near anything he wanted. And right now, they’re giving the current White House resident all the judges he wants, so that they could leave town (the District of Columbia) early:

“Senate Democrats just gave a huge gift to president Don*ld Tr*mp: They agreed to expedite votes on 15 of his nominees to lifetime … Of the 15 nominees, six were confirmed by voice votes on Tuesday.” [Source]

Here are a few examples of the fake-opposition party, the “Democratic” Party Cult, enabling their employer, the Republican Party Cult, for those who missed all this:

Trump impeachment vote fails overwhelmingly
Quote: Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said in a joint statement, shortly after Green introduced his articles of impeachment. End Quote

Democrats just handed Tr*mp more domestic surveillance powers. They should know better.

Democrats Cave, Agree To Fast Track Tr*mp’s Corporate Judges

“Republicans and Democrats like to claim that they are on opposite sides of important issues. Of course, depending on which way the wind blows, they sometimes change sides, like over support for free trade and federal deficits. Tragically, however, there is no division when it comes to militarism.” [Source]

Just this morning, I read an article about how supposedly the “Democratic” Party Cult — which usually and often works for the Republican Party Cult — is going to take back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, based on polling. Again, not that it will make any difference if they do, as I’ve have said repeatedly that the “Democrats”/the fake-opposition party could have every seat in the House and Senate and the stagnant status quo we’re in would continue. If one remembers, in 2016 the polling showed that Ms Clinton — whom I did not support — would have the votes for president. Of course she lost through corruption. Well, she won the popular vote by at least 3 million votes that we know of. But, what’s keeping this corruption from happening again since nothing at all has changed with the corrupt voting system? Yet we keep hearing, “gotta vote, gotta vote.” On what? The same corrupt system that got us where we are today? That’s insane. This is yet another example of the Century of Insanity and its many disconnects. Chau.—el barrio rosa

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It’s too close to the end of his term for impeachment.

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Whose Fault for the US Supreme Court?

Representatives and Senators in the US Congress should have law degrees

Hola a todos. Shouldn’t a “lawmaker” have a law degree? Put another way, shouldn’t someone who makes laws for a country have training in the legal field and a law degree? To me, that should be a given. In addition to an advanced law degree — Juris Doctor, the Doctorate degree for attorneys as well as passing the bar for the state they’re representing in Congress — one of the requirements for any Representative or Senator should be training on how to speak proper US English — as opposed to Alabama “Hick-English,” or Texas “Hick-English” or Carolina “Hick-English” — since few people in the shithole US speak the Queen’s English or European Union English. People from all over the world hear these corporate parasites in the US Congress (House and Senate). Some of these trash in Congress speak like a bunch of illiterate, mumbling, slurring, slobbering outback hicks as if they just arrived in the District of Columbia on Bessie, their cow, with Jethro waiting outside looking for the outhouse. Where did these people come from? And who are the trash who keep putting them in office? They are a disgrace and an embarrassment to the alleged “greatest country.” LOL. Ha! What a joke! If we were the “great country” we wouldn’t have to keep telling ourselves we are to pump ourselves up with cheap and ugly nationalistic/fascistic propaganda and fake-patriotism, with fake-Christians wrapping themselves up in that fucking bible. It’s nothing but brainwashing the masses. (Related: Why does there have to be a “greatest country?”). By contrast, Senators Dianne Feinstein (no JD), Kamala Harris (JD, University of California Hastings School of Law, San Francisco) and Cory Brooker (JD, Yale University School of Law) speak well. As does former Representative (2001 to 2013) and now Senator Jeff Flake (no JD). They speak clear, precise and intelligent US English. (Yes, I said something positive about Feinstein for the first time. Take note. Write down the date.)

To her credit, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting Delegate in the House representing the District of Columbia has a Bachelor of Laws degree from Yale University School of Law. At least her Bachelor degree is related to law and what she’s doing in Congress, the House of Representatives specifically. Because the District of Columbia is not a state but rather the Federal District where the US government/US Oligarchy is located, District residents have no voting representation in Congress, yet District residents pay taxes. The District’s population is roughly 693,972 (2017), larger than the population of the states of Wyoming and Vermont, DC has more active duty military than 29 states, more tax revenue than 29 states (and) a larger domestic product than 27 states.” That information is as of Feb 6, 2013. So, if you visit DC you might see vehicles with licence plates that read, “District of Columbia: Taxation Without Representation.” Yes, District residents pay taxes like everyone else yet have no representation in Congress. And they call this a “democracy?” (roll eyes)

The outright hostile resistance from many “Democratic” Party Cultists (voters) to my suggestion of requiring legal training for members of Congress has been rather stunning. They seem to like and prefer legally-ignorant and untrained “lawmakers.” I thought education was a good thing especially in the minds of the fake “progressives” and fake “liberals” who adamantly and blindly support their right-wing “Democratic” Party Cult. Before we entered the Century of Insanity, education was considered a good thing and highly desirable. But with a stupid, willfully-ignorant and apathetic electorate, increasing insanity among the population and a corrupt and easily-hackable voting system (An 11-year-old hacked a replica of Florida’s voting system in 10 minutes) which most people live in denial about and refuse to talk about because their illusions about “democracy” in the shithole US would burst if they admitted that our “election” system is a sham, utterly corrupt and fraudulent. The very foundation of these fake-”progressives” and fake-”liberals” and their delusional beliefs in our (corrupt) system would start crumbling. And therefore, we end up with the corrupt, sleazy and corporatist US Oligarchy government we have today.

Why are these “Democratic” Party Cultists so resistant to members of Congress — both Representatives and Senators — being well-educated in a legal sense the way anyone else is in any other field/career?

For example: Is anyone else tired of hearing a senator in the US Congress — who has no legal training or law degree — say in senate hearings, “As best as I understand you because I don’t have any legal training or a law degree, what you’re telling me is ….”

(roll eyes)

I’d love to ask Dianne Feinstein sometime in a senate hearing: Excuse me Senator Feinstein, but I have a question for you. It’s a question I’ve wanted to ask for sometime, and this can be off-record. You’ve lived here in the District of Columbia how long? She answers: Since 1992 when I became a Congresswoman, specifically a Senator. (Note to stupid people: the Senate is part of Congress; that’s why she’s called a Congresswoman as well as a Senator). And you are aware that we have at least two excellent law schools here in the District, correct? They are George Washington University School of Law (around the corner at Washington Circle where I used to live) over in Foggy Bottom in NW DC a few blocks from the Kennedy Center, and then we have Georgetown University School of Law over in Georgetown also in NW DC, correct? (Note to stupid people: DC stands for District of Columbia, or as locals call it “the District.”) She answers: Yes, that is correct. Well then, I find it interesting that politicians get to do what they want. They don’t need the appropriate legal training or advanced degree to be a career “lawmaker” politician. As an analogy, I remember in my high school that my Choral Music Director who had a Bachelor of Music Education degree while teaching was required to earn a Masters degree in order to continue her teaching position as Choral Music Director in the high school. She worked on her Masters at night commuting to the local highly-regarded University with its School of Music. At the Conservatory of Music where I trained, if longtime professors didn’t already have a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) which the Conservatory now required they had to be working towards a DMA, again usually at night. My point is that since 1992 you, Senator Feinstein, have not taken it upon yourself to better yourself in a professional sense so that you can properly understand legalese and the law coming before you as a senator by earning a JD from either George Washington University School of Law or Georgetown University School of Law. You’ve lived here in the District long enough to have earned a JD from both Universities! How lazy of you. Now you will likely say, “but I’m working as a senator during the day.” Yes, but like my Choral Music Director, you could have gone to University at night at either University. And both Universities are close by, just right across the District, right across the City. It’s not like you would have to commute hours one way out into the wilds of Virginia to go to the esteemed University of Virginia at Charlottesville. There are many people in today’s society who earn their degrees by going to school at night. And do you feel at all inferior and less qualified for the job as Senator than other Representatives and Senators here in Congress who have come here with an earned JD? Do you feel the need to cater to Kamala Harris, for example, when she speaks in legalese on law/legal matters because she has an earned JD?

A brief aside: I would like to say this about Dianne Feinstein: At age 85, she’s still very mentally-sound, and I say that despite my disagrees with her. I watched her opening statement during the Kavanaugh hearings. Her opening statement was excellent — it sounded like what I would have said frankly — and she sounds no differently than she did when she was mayor of San Francisco. She’s just as mentally alert. Good for her. Maybe her staying in the Congress is keeping her mind alert, working and from degrading into senility? Similar to what music studies does for older people by working their minds and keeping their mind alert/active. And if anything works your mind, it’s music studies. I can guarantee that, especially if you’re working on Rachmaninov or Scriabin. When I was teaching piano, I had students tell me, “My mind feel fried from our class today.” I said: Oh good! That means we worked. Yes, it’s hard work followed by the reward and the “fun” of hearing yourself (hopefully) play beautifully and artistically at some point and hearing yourself play pieces that you had “always wanted to play.”

Now back to the US Congress: How on Earth can someone without a law degree be making laws for a country? Yet that’s what these US Congresspersons do. Make laws for a country without a law degree or any legal training makes no sense whatsoever to me and the people I’ve talked with about this subject. And it’s embarrassing to hear some corporate senator admit to their lack of legal training in senate hearings by saying, “As best as I understand you because I don’t have any legal training; I’m not a lawyer or an attorney …” To that I say: Then get your ass out of the Senate. WTF are you doing in the Congress to begin with? Other than working for the Republicans most of your days in the case of the “senior senator” (Dahling) “Democrat” and millionaire Dianne Feinstein (with her $94 million net worth as of January 2018). This woman has been parked in the US Senate for decades with her Bachelor of Arts degree in History. One might be asking: WTF does a BA in History have to do with being a “lawmaker” and making laws for millions of people in this country? Exactly! This is crazy. That’s the same as someone applying to teach at a Conservatory of Music or a University’s School of Music without a DMA. The Dean of the Conservatory or School of Music would say to that applicant, “Your lack of advanced-level credentials do not meet our qualifications for this teaching position. We require a DMA for all our faculty members.”

As another brief aside: How does the current witch/bully who serves as UN Ambassador qualify whatsoever for that position with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics? What on Earth does a degree in economics have to do with proper credentials for being an ambassador at the United Nations? One would think a degree such as a Doctorate in International Relations would be required for that position, no? Yet the orange nazi/international bully man-child put that piece of bullying basura in that UN position. Utterly embarrassing. She’s merely a belligerent extension of him. UPDATE: This piece of work resigned her position on the 8th of October 2018. I was pleased to see that since I’m sick of seeing her face when they show the UN. She says she has no 2020 political ambitions, so in political speak, that means she does have 2020 political ambitions. These basura always lie.

Yet when it comes to the position of US senator (according to the US Constitution, Article I, Section 3), that job has nothing to do with one’s education or lack thereof. All that job requires is:

1. being a US citizen,
2. 30 years of age or over, and
3. to be an inhabitant of the state that one seeks to represent at the time of their election.

That’s it. By those pathetic requirements, one is not even required to be a high school graduate or a graduate of any school, including elementary school. Something is terribly wrong with such weak and pathetically lame requirements for such an important job.

Representative and millionaire Nancy Pelosi (net worth $29.35 million) over in the House of Representatives — where they represent their corporate owners — is no different. She comes with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. I suppose one could say that her BA is a little bit more relevant than Feinstein’s BA in History, but it’s not a law degree. Pelosi also now has one of those ugly honorary degrees, meaning it’s non-earned. It was just given to her in a form of ass-eating. She was recently granted an honorary Doctorate of Law degree by Mount Holyoke College on May 20, 2018. Yet for the position/job of US Representative (according to the US Constitution, Article I, Section 3), all that job requires is:

1. being a US citizen,
2. being 25 years of age or over and
3. to be an inhabitant of the state one seeks to represent at the time of their election.

As with the Senators, by those requirements one does not need to be a high school graduate, at minimum.

I can’t think of any other job — other than the lame requirements for US president which are no better than the requirements for Representative or Senator — where one is not required to be a high school graduate and where one can get by with such low standards.

Even sewage contractors have to have licences to properly perform their job and that requires a certain level of education.

Of course with both the Representative and the Senator, the unspoken requirement is that it also requires being able to fool/bamboozle enough stupid and gullible people in the electorate into voting for you time-after-time, which has been the case for both of these celebrity politicians, Feinstein and Pelosi. And we all know how shallow people love and worship celebrities. I’m not into celebrity pop culture worship; I wouldn’t walk across the room to see any of them.

But stupid people of the “Democratic” Party Cult keep voting for Pelosi and Feinstein no matter what they do for the Republican Party Cult. Feinstein overwhelming won the 2018 CA primary and is expected to win another 6-year term again in November 2018. Pelosi also just won a new 2-year term. I suspect most voters voted on name-recognition and couldn’t tell you a thing either of these two creatures have done. “I see her on television so I’ll vote for her.” That’s about the extent of it. I suspect both Feinstein and Pelosi assume that they can keep their jobs as long as they want them.

With any other job that the rest of us would hold, there are stringent qualifications required. But as you see, that’s not at all the case for the corporate parasites in either the cesspool called the House of Representatives or the Senate of the US Congress. And these are two of the most important jobs in the nation that effects millions of people’s lives. But I live under no illusion that this is going to ever change because many of the corporate parasites in the Congress would be out of a job if they were required to have any legal training or a JD.

From my research, and this is from February 2013, but I doubt it’s changed much since then:

“169 Members of the House (38% of the House) and 57 Senators (57% of the Senate), held law degrees. 19 House Representatives have doctoral (Ph.D. or D.Phil.) degrees. 22 Members of the House and 3 Senators have a medical degree.”

A reader e-mailed me saying that he had borrowed part of one of my articles related to this topic and made a comment out of it on a “progressive” political website. He wrote that the response he got was that of harsh attacks for merely suggesting that “lawmakers” have legal training and a law degree. Sigh. He said that he was angrily attacked and even trolled for his comment — seems an extreme response simply for suggesting members of Congress have a legal background — by “Democratic” Party Cultists, some of whom rushed to defend Feinstein for not having any legal training. These “Democratic” Party Cultists were claiming that I and he, the commenter, were ignoring Feinstein’s years of experience as a Congresswoman. I never said anything about her years of “experience.” I was only talking about her not having a JD degree to help her understand what someone is telling her in legalese in a hearing, for example.

He, too, said that he could not conceive of someone making laws for a nation without any legal training.

I’d like to ask the reader:

Would you want a surgeon to operate on you without proper training from a respected Medical Centre and School of Medicine?

Would you want a contractor building a 50-story building without proper training?

Would you want to study piano with someone who’s never studied piano?

Would you want to take a flight with someone having no pilot training?

If you answered “no” to any of those questions, then why is it perfectly acceptable for a “lawmaker” with no legal training or law degree whatsoever to “walk in off the street” and make laws for a country for a population of 326,766,748 ?

Education is a good thing, despite what some of the “Democratic” Party Cultists think or tell us. I see no reason why the Representatives and Senators of the US Congress don’t have the best knowledge available to them through thorough legal training while they do their job. One can hear Feinstein in hearings having difficulty understanding legalese. This would not be the case if she had an earned JD. Attorney and Senator Kamala Harris, JD, doesn’t have that problem, as one example.

I’ve spoken with some people here in San Francisco who assumed that all members of Congress — both Representatives and Senators — are attorneys. They were shocked to learn that’s not the case. As some of them pointed out, the “lawmakers” of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are attorneys with a JD degree. Yes, I think that’s the case with most of them, if not all of them that I can think of. Why shouldn’t that be the case – and what harm could it possibly do to have that requirement? – with the US Congress?

There was a day when genuine progressives and liberals — there are very few of those around today — viewed education as a good/positive thing. But it seems that with the fake-progressives and fake-liberals of today — who are nothing more than “Democratic” Party Cultists supporting their pro-war, imperialistic, Republican-enabling right-wing no matter what they call themselves while they support their right-wing Cult — no longer believe that education is a good thing. Or, are they afraid that some of their saviour celebrity “Democratic” politicians who don’t have legal training would be forced out of the Congress? No chance of that happening. So relax. Tranquilo/a. So why the resistance from some “Democratic” Party Cultists to members of Congress being required to have legal training? I suppose one should expect this kind of thinking here in the Century of Insanity. Nevertheless and unfortunately, I suspect that Pelosi and Feinstein will be with us for as long as they want their jobs. At the end of her next 6-year term, Feinstein will be 91-years old. I suspect she’ll be ready for another go at it for another 6-years.

Oh by the way, surprisingly Feinstein plans to vote “No” on the Kavanaugh nomination. I listened to Senator Kamala Harris question him. She doesn’t put up with any shit but even she had trouble with Kavanaugh and his constant word games. He was the poster boy for “Stupid is In” or pretending to be dense with his highly selective but excellent memory. He was a complete waste of time. Another charade in theatrics. It seems that Feinstein was turned off by him during the hearings, such as when he perjured himself. Perjury is no big deal for a Supreme Court nominee under oath. There are no consequences. But if any of the rest of us perjured ourselves here’s what can happen:

“If you are found guilty of perjury, a court may impose any or all of the following sentences: Imprisonment. Fines. Death, if Perjury lead to the Execution of an Innocent Person (only in some states) Jun 19, 2018.”

And finally, just as I was completing this article, I was with hesitation reading the comments under a YT video about the Kavanaugh FBI fake-investigation charade. Some damn fool wallowing in ignorance about the US governmental structure wrote the usual mistake, “Congress and Senate.” Oh geezus fucking christ, here we go again. What is wrong with people today here in the Century of Insanity? I thought we had already covered that, no? I guess he didn’t read my article: It’s too close to the end of his term for impeachment where I hammered away on that ubiquitous mistake that idiots keep making. It’s the House and Senate, you fool. Not the Congress and Senate. The Congress is both bodies. You don’t say the House and Congress, do you? You don’t substitute the word “Congress” for Senate do you, idiots? You only do that for the word “House.” Fucking idiots. I swear, it feel fucking hopeless. The level of outright blatant stupidity. I have reached the end of my patience for it. And then there were the partisan-brainwashed “Democratic” Party Cultists who will always live under the illusion that their Cult of a party is a so-called “opposition party.” (One cannot fix stupid.) Someone whined that “the Republicans control our government.” Someone astutely tried to inform that partisan-brainwashed idiot that both corporate parties control the US government — regardless of the number of seats that each Cult has in the House and Senate — and it’s often the “Democratic” Party Cult that enables their employer the Republican Party Cult with their far right-wing imperialistic agenda. Absolutely true and muchas gracias for pointing that out. Chau.—el barrio rosa

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“Lawyers once dominated Congress, but they are being “squeezed out” today by those who have made politics a career, according to a new research paper. In the mid-19th century, nearly 80 percent of members of Congress were lawyers, according to the paper (available here). The percentage fell to less than 60 percent in the 1960s and less than 40 percent in 2015.”

The Folsom Street Fair 2018 (San Francisco)

Agua/Water was selling for $8.00 a glass to exploit the fair attendees.

Hola a todos. “Hot. It was boiling. That was too hot. I don’t think I’ve ever sweated so much.”

That’s what mi amigo/my friend said upon arriving back from the 2018 Folsom Street Fair.

“Hot. Way too hot. I’m soaked. Pants are soaked. Hot. Humid. Smokey.”

As in past years, here’s the report from mi amigo and his experience at San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair (2018) held on el 30 de septiembre/30 September, with my comments in parenthesis:

“On my way to the fair, I saw breeder/straight couple make-out scenes in The Castro. (But of course you did. That’s what one has come to expect to see because The Castro is no longer a gay area. Those who run the place like to make one think it still is a gay area with their over-saturation of Rainbow Flags, but as I’ve said before they could saturate the breeder/straight Marina district in San Francisco with Rainbow Flags but that wouldn’t at all make it a gay area). When I got to the Castro Street Muni Metro Station going to the fair, I was the only person there going anywhere. I was the only person waiting to take the Metro. There were a few guys when I got into the train, but it was pretty dead. (Such a different time from the days of the former Gay Mecca where much of The Castro used to go to the fair. The Folsom Street Fair and the Castro Street Fair — which is the following Domingo/Sunday — were the two major events for The Castro in those days).

Folsom Street Fair 2018 was as crowded as I’ve ever seen it. About a quarter of the attendees were breeders/straights. Most people were old white guys with some shades of colour mixed in. It was sorta of the Old City, but not quite. (By that we mean before the sexist and ageist Tech Industrial Complex barged in, took over and raped The City saturating it with black and grey-clothed Millennials with no genuine social skills. But at least they’re all dressed for a funeral should the need arise. Millennial females in San Francisco today are wearing nothing but black and grey lingerie with black stiletto heels even in the forests and parks. Loca). But the fair wasn’t too much different than usual.

Two guys were nude. (Only two?) That was it. I didn’t see the 3-4 Naked Guys who had become rather well-known in The Castro. (He’s referring to the 3-4 Naked Guys that served as the reason for that opportunistic piece of conservative political trash — I’m speaking of gay prude Scott Penis — to ram through his San Francisco City-Wide Nudity Ban because of a few naked guys who walked around in a 2-3 block area of The Castro years ago. A couple of naked guys walking around on the odd occasion in a 2-3 block area of The Castro with its history of nudity required a City-Wide Nudity Ban? A bit extreme, don’t you think? Loco.) But no, the Naked Guys weren’t there that I saw. Although this fair is exempt from the nudity ban. Nothing like the Old City days where nudity was much more present. The fair was spread out all over the place because it was hard to do the whole fair in and around all the new Luxury Designer Condos (Dahling) for the wealthy bougi elite who are still flooding San Francisco. There were approximately five new Luxury Designer Condo (Dahling) buildings in the area of the fair since the 2017 fair. (Apparently wealthy people love to move to San Francisco — now a playground for the super-wealthy — so they can brag about living in the most expensive City in the US to show off their wealth. Think: Shallow, pretentious and superficial people.)

When I left the fair, there were hardly any Queer guys getting off the Metro at either Church Street Muni Metro Station or Castro Street Muni Metro Station. It was mostly Asians remaining on the Metro going out into the Avenues. There were a couple of gay couples (only a couple?; a sign of the times), but mostly bears and that type of thing.

Oh, another thing: They’ve sanitised the fair some more. Typical of what they do around here these days. There’s no longer the dancer being held up by a tall crane in a dance cage. As expected, they said it was because of a “safety concern.” That’s odd, we had the dancer in the tall crane dance cage for years and there was never any problem with it. And there are currently 15 construction cranes on the waterfront and around The City and there’s no “safety concern” with them it seems. They don’t seem to fall down on people. But for the fair, they now have four guy dancers on boxes dancing with hand-held colourful flags. I think it’s called flag dancing. Not nearly as interesting as the original crane idea.

And of course there was the $8.00 a glass agua/water. Ugly capitalism at play. They also were selling a small serving (small dish size) of French Fries for $7.00. I didn’t see anyone eating at the tables the fair provided so I don’t think people were buying the expensive fair food. Understandable. That’s his report. Muchas gracias, mi amigo. Chau.—el barrio rosa

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Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Kavanaugh’s political ‘revenge’ claim

Hola a todos. I swear, this woman refuses to go away. She seeks and adores attention. Haven’t we all been waiting with “bated breath” for one of the most narcissistic women on the planet to “break silence” and let us all know what she thinks about frequently drunk Brett Kavanaugh and his performance during the senate confirmation hearings/farce? Kavanaugh is the current piece of far-right work nominee to the US Supreme Court by the orange nazi/international bully for those who haven’t been paying attention. The FBI is currently pretending to go through the motions of “investigating” him — yes I’m sure; wink, wink — before the US Senate votes to confirm his keg-guzzling and female-sexually-assaulting ass. “I like beer,” el pendejo said.

Yes, I read this headline saying, “Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Kavanaugh’s political ‘revenge’ claim.” Why does Ms Clinton feel the need to continually pop up and give us her opinions on one thing after the other? Who cares what she thinks other than the “Democratic” Party Cultists?

Might it be because she’s planning a re-run of the 2016 s-election saga? So she’s been told by her “handlers” to keep herself out there in the public eye, not that this woman needs to be “coached” on that. She loves and craves attention. Absolutely adores attention and being in the spotlight. She doesn’t think the outcome of 2020 would be the same as the first time around? Why not? The same sham of an “election” system that installed the orange nazi is still in place. Nothing has changed there.

When are these Clintons going to get it in their heads that they are unwanted? They’re so stuck on themselves. They think they are such god celebrities. They live under the illusion that they are such special people. Just like the big-headed, narcissistic orange nazi. I wouldn’t walk across the room to see any of them.

I was proofing this article and reading it to mi amigo/my friend. He interrupted me and asked: Well what did Clinton say about Kavanaugh? I said: I don’t know what she said about Kavanaugh and I don’t care, and that’s not the point of this article. So I can’t tell you what she said about Kavanaugh’s political ‘revenge’ claim. You’ll have to read that somewhere else. Not here. But if there is anyone with “revenge,” la mujer/the woman needs to look in the mirror. Does she plan a “revenge” run for US president in 2020 because she has revenge that she’s not parked en la casa blanca/in the white house? Is that why she keeps popping up like a jack in the box to let us all know what she thinks? Again, this “we” doesn’t give a fuck what she thinks. But is that what is going on here? I suspect so. Chau.—el barrio rosa

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It’s too close to the end of his term for impeachment.

That’s what you’ll hear the corporate and imperialistic “Democratic” Party Cult celebrity politicians/the “leadership” say after the 2018 midterms s-elections.

Hola a todos. I read a headline while completing this article. The headline read: “What Democratic Control of Congress would mean for Tr*mp.” What it would mean? It would mean nothing. “Democratic” control of Congress means that the right-wing status quo would continue and that the “Democrats” would give him pretty much anything he wants, as they’ve been doing all along and just as they did for illegitimate George W Bush.

People keep forgetting or choose to live in denial that these two corporate parties are more or less the same. Their funding comes from the same sources. On the major substantive issues they are in agreement, such as being pro-war, they’re not doing anything about the current regime locking up migrant children in cages, and none of them are saying a word about our corrupt sham of an “election” system nor are they about to. The current regime is decreasing “election” accountable by eliminating various agencies that look over the voting system, part of his deregulation schemes, which the “Democrats” aren’t doing anything about either. They are basically in a silent mode. Silence = complicity and enabling.

After I wrote this article, I was barraged with a bank of partisan e-mails all saying the same thing. It was a lame copy and paste job. May I presume they were e-mails sent by brainwashed “Democratic” partisan paid trolls? I suspect so, because who else would put that much effort into something if they’re not being paid to do so? It was a (what can best be described as) before-the-US-2018-midterms “Democratic” Party Cult troll assault. They targeted me because I’ve been very critical of their political Cult in recent articles. These hypocrites used the same methods they once criticised Republican Party Cultist trolls of using. And just like their cult-party, the e-mails showed no imagination or creativity. They were trying to pick a fight with me, but that didn’t happen. I guess they enjoy wasting their time arguing with people over partisan politics which is something I don’t enjoy doing. All of the e-mails ended with the following text, with this sloppy language:

“When the Democrats take back the Congress and Senate in November, don’t you think they will impeach Tr*mp [my asterisk added] after the midterm election?”

I take it that no one reviewed that before they sent it out. I’ll make the appropriate and necessary corrections in bold font to that text:

When If the Democrats take back the Congress House and Senate, don’t you think they will impeach Tr*mp after the midterm s-election.” (Most USians adamantly choose to live in denial about our corrupt and easily-hackable sham of an “election” system in the US. They choose to deny it so that they can continue to live under the delusional and wishful-thinking notion that we’re going to “vote our way out of this disaster.” There’s absolutely no proof of that. I would remind people that it’s this voting system that got us in this disasters, so it’s not about to get us out. An 11-year-old hacked a replica of Florida’s voting system in 10 minutes).

I’ll answer their question in a moment, but first, some very remedial education for these cultists:

The Congress and Senate? Do these people also say the House and Congress?

I see they made the common mistake of referring to the: “Congress and Senate…” when they mean the House and Senate. Some remedial education: The US Congress consists of the House and Senate. The word Senate is implied or included when referring to the US Congress, so why are they saying the word “Senate” essentially twice? I hope the reader understands my point. Do they not know that the Senate is part of the Congress? Or put another way, when did the Senate become a separate and independent body from the Congress which “Congress and Senate” implies? It’s like saying “the White House and Supreme Court.” Two separate entities. These people do not even understand our system of governance and its structure? Where did these people go to school? The word they should have used was House and Senate because, again, the US Congress consists of two bodies:

House of Representatives (they’re called Representatives, as in Representative Nancy Pelosi)

Senate (they’re called Senators, as in Senator Kamala Harris).

I am so tired of this sloppy, incorrect language “Congress and Senate,” which is the same thing as saying, “the House and Senate and Senate.” Get the point? Because, again — for the thick people who show up here and there’s no shortage of them as you may have noticed — the way these stupid people wrote it it implies that the Senate is a separate body somewhere in the District of Columbia outside of the Congress. It is not. The Senate is the upper body of the US Congress. I don’t know why people use the word “Congress” when they mean to say/write the House of Representatives. Both legislative bodies make up the Congress. I would like to point out that they never say the word “Congress” when they mean the Senate. I’ve never heard anyone say (or seen anyone write): “The House and Congress.” Again, both bodies make up the Congress, stupid people. Do I need to draw you a picture? How difficult it is to say the word(s) “House (of Representatives) and Senate?” But stupid is in, and one cannot fix stupid, so I won’t bother drawing a picture. The reason I’m making a big deal about this is because all of this was well-drilled into us when I was in school. We even had a special exam on it. So in my class, we were well-educated on this. I think everyone got an “A” on it because she spent a lot of time on this topic. So when I see idiots — who should know better! — writing “Congress and Senate” that sets me off. I’m fucking sick of it. I’m sick of fucking idiots. And they often pretend to be a “progressive” or a “liberal.” And I know from experience that one is accused of “nit-picking” if one corrects someone who writes or says, “the Congress and Senate.” Because these people don’t have the maturity to respond by saying, “Oh you’re absolutely correct. My mistake, I should have said House and Senate and not Congress and Senate. Thanks for the correction.” No, one is not likely to get that mature response at all from these people. No one ever responded that way to me when I was politely correcting people on this. Instead, I was met with hostility because I was exposing the person’s perceived ignorance regarding the legislative branch of the US Oligarchy.

One of my commenters, a former school teacher, wrote that this is one of her pet peeves too. Clearly the US education system is in deep trouble since she retired, I can tell you that! Maybe she should consider coming out of retirement.

Mi amigo/My friend says he’s seen that mistake I’m talking about repeatedly used by supposedly educated people and the corporate media. Well that doesn’t surprise me in the least. The corporate media use sloppy language all the time — and they find it funny when they mispronounce words of other world/international languages — and I guess viewers hear/read that “Congress and Senate” mistake and mindlessly repeat it themselves. Mi amigo said he also sees the sexist word “Congressmen” used when female congresswomen are being talked about. That doesn’t surprise me either. The sexist SEP Cult does the same thing.

On a related language topic, many people continue to use the sexist word “mankind” instead of humankind or peoplekind. I prefer the latter since it doesn’t contain the word “man.” The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke of peoplekind recently in one of his town hall meetings.

So now that we’ve cleared that up — yeah I’m sure, as I expect some damn fool to write “Congress and Senate” within the next minute — I’ll move on to the question asked:

“Don’t you think they will impeach Tr*mp [my asterisk added] after the midterm election [sic]?”

What drugs are these people on? No, no, no, I do not think that the fake-opposition party, the “Democratic” Party Cult, will impeach the thin-skinned, narcissistic, obnoxiously immature Orange Bully-Asshole (Orange Nazi) after the midterm s-election, even if they were to have every seat in the House and Senate. Period. That’s not what they are about. They are about corporate submission. They are about enabling and being complicit. When will people come out of their denial and realise this? I do not see impeachment happening because the “Democratic” Party Cult always has an excuse for something. They always have an excuse for not being a genuine opposition party. They enjoy helping “their friends/colleagues across the aisle” as they say. Then their gullible and damnably naïve cultists always fall for their excuses for not doing what they should do, no matter what they do, as these corrupt politicians continue to enable their employer which is the Republican Party Cult and their corporate owners.

The “Democratic” Party Cultists want so desperately to believe that their saviour “Nancy Pelosi has a plan” and that “the Democrats have a strategy, you’ll see!” Since 2000, I have heard or read that wishful-thinking drivel countless times. What delusional and naïve fucks. It’s obvious to any sane person based in reality that Pelosi’s “plan” is to continue to enable the insane, thin-skinned Orange Bully-Asshole, and for her to remain in the House of Representatives. (Let’s review class: The Congress consists of the House and Senate. Got it? Good.) And I’ve been waiting 18 years (since 2000) to see Nancy Pelosi trot out her Pelosi Glorious PlanTM that these partisan-brainwashed cultist wishful-thinking delusional fools have talked about her having for the past 18 years. Her “plan” has consistently shown her to be a Republican/White House enabler to corporate submission.

What the “Democratic” politicians will say after the midterm is the following:

“Dear Friends: Impeachment takes a long time, and grinds the government to a halt. [Ed. More than it already is?] We feel it’s too close to the end of his term for us to begin impeachment proceedings. Let’s let the voters ‘impeach him’ at the end of his 4-years” The unspoken: That is, if the voters decide to do so, by not voting for him and instead voting — on our corrupt sham of a s-election system and the same system that put him in office — for whatever piece of corrupt corporate trash we “Democrats” decide to put up our as pathetic and anemic nominee. Of course, we’ll probably put up another has-been wet doily that we found at the bottom of our “Democratic” Cult Party recycling bin where all of our corrupt politicians come from. Yes, we just keep recycling the same old trash over and over, don’t we? Cue: Attention-seeking Hillary again to have a re-run of 2016. Not that anything will be different the second time around. Or that 75-year old (as of this writing) Biden guy. These narcissistic celebrity politicos never know when to go away do they?

That’s how I see it, based on the “Democrats’” history, their behaviour and complicity-enabling of the Republican Party Cult. I should point out that it’s the exact same tactic they used with illegitimate George W Bush. Pelosi took impeachment of Bush “off the table” when he was holding residency en la casa blanca. During Bush’s second 4-year residency in the White House, the “Democrats” gave him pretty much anything he wanted because it appeared that they felt sorry for him because “his Republican party” — the one that the “Democrats” work for — lost seats.

Are they paying no attention to what this man-child (the Orange Nazi) is saying daily? Or do they silently and covertly agree with him? They must, the way they’ve been enabling him. Anyway, I can see the “Democrats” doing the same thing for the insane, thin-skinned Orange Bully-Asshole as they did for George W Bush.

There is absolutely nothing remotely “presidential” whatsoever about this beyond-obnoxious, scum-of-the-Earth piece of trash en la casa blanca/in the white house. He is a complete international embarrassment (I’m sorry you have to deal with him periodically Angela Merkel, Bundeskanzlerin – the German Chancellor, widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and the leader of the “Free World”). He doesn’t have basic sense or any sense of maturity or a modicum of intelligence or an internal gauge for knowing the appropriate thing to say in the role as “president.” He relishes sounding stupid and proudly-ignorant, just like his scum-of-the-Earth base. Nevertheless, the “Democrats” seem quite comfortable with him and have enabled him, so why would they have any interest in impeaching someone they have enabled? That doesn’t make any sense.

Here are a few examples of their enabling for those who missed all this:

Trump impeachment vote fails overwhelmingly
Quote: Now is not the time to consider articles of impeachment,” Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said in a joint statement, shortly after Green introduced his articles of impeachment. End Quote

Democrats just handed Tr*mp more domestic surveillance powers. They should know better.

Democrats Cave, Agree To Fast Track Tr*mp’s Corporate Judges

“Republicans and Democrats like to claim that they are on opposite sides of important issues. Of course, depending on which way the wind blows, they sometimes change sides, like over support for free trade and federal deficits. Tragically, however, there is no division when it comes to militarism.” [Source]

Then, often-Republican-enabler Congresswoman Dianne Feinstein — yes she is a Congresswoman because the Senate is part of the Congress and she hangs out in the Senate with her Bachelor of Arts degree in History; how can someone be a “lawmaker” without any legal training or law degree?1 — stunned a San Francisco group of “Democratic” Party Cultists when she said that she thinks the current White House resident could be a good “president” [sic] if he changes some. Specifically, “The question is whether he can learn and change,” Feinstein said. My response: Him learn? Him change? He’s a 70+ year old narcissistic child in an adult body. It is not likely for someone of that advanced age to change at this point. He’s quite set in his ways and is unable to change. What evidence does the woman have of his ability to learn or change? Nada. Not going to happen. Period. “She also said that Tr*mp will have to “forget himself enough and have the type of empathy and direction the country needs.” Delusional. Not. Going. To. Happen. Feinstein added that, “there are things that can be done if he does not move in that direction.” Well of course there are things that can be done but you and your pathetic Republican-enabling party have no intention of doing them. One wonders: What does the current White House resident have on Feinstein and Richard Blum (her husband) to cause her to have “fallen for” him? Surprisingly, Feinstein says she plans to vote “no” on the Kavanaugh US Supreme Court nomination based on what she heard from him — including perjury — in the hearings.

Then there are the corporate politicians who have difficulty hiding their giddiness over their own celebrity status. It has clearly gone to their heads and they see themselves as some god as if they’re thinking, “My adoring fans adore me. Look at them. I know I’m pretty damn hot.” Messiah Obama comes off like that if you’ve watched him. It’s ironic that Obama recently said that the upcoming midterms is a “chance for political sanity.” I wish he would have thought of that when he was insanely greatly expanding on the right-wing neocon agenda of the illegitimate Bush/Cheney regime.

The “Politics of Fear” Card

Why do things keep moving to the right and far-right all over the world these days? Well it’s because of the Politics of Fear that’s being used all around the world, particularly the fear and hate for migrants who have fled their bombed-out cities/residential areas because of US Imperialism. It’s rare to hear anything “moved to the left” anywhere that I can think of. It’s always right-wing and conservative using the Politics of Fear or The Fear Card. I think nearly every politician uses this. Obama gave a speech to a room full of his cultist believers — everyone had a phone in hand to take a picture of their messiah even though they could get the same thing online — and he spoke of the “Politics of Fear.” He was indirectly referring to the “Politics of Fear” being used by the current resident of la casa blanca/the white house. Rather hypocritical of Obama since he used the Politics of Fear Card when he was in office. Just one example that comes to mind: Bush’s “War on Terror” propaganda — Fear, Fear, Fear, Fear — which Obama greatly expanded on. He left office with 8-9 neocon wars (I lost count, sorry, it was hard to keep up with his wars) to expand US neocon imperialism per the Project For the New American Century Agenda (PNAC). Also regarding migrants, Obama was also known as The Deporter and Chief. As you can read about here and here. The Politics of Fear Card is one of the first tactics that politicians seem to learn to use and exploit for their agenda, and it’s often used by the right-wing and far-right as was seen recently in the election in Sweden where the far-right made up all kinds of lies as part of their hate campaign against migrants that public records showed to be absolutely untrue/lies. But the far-right in particular never lets the truth get in their way if it will accomplish their rabid hateful agenda.

Meanwhile, Obama’s “Democratic” Party Cult has been enabling the insane one (see examples above) and his gang of outlaw thugs. Obama chooses to see what he wants. He chooses to not see those examples I listed above. Or has he been too busy on luxury cruises: The Obamas just took a luxurious cruise with Oprah and Bruce Springsteen on this billionaire producer’s yacht, or hanging out with Tom Hanks or billionaire Oprah or celebrities or at Martha’s Vineyard (Dahling), or when he spoke in Africa at an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela where he bragged: “I’m surprised how much money I got.” In his speech he hypocritically spoke of reining in “the excesses of capitalism” so that “rich people are still rich” but they’re supposedly “giving a little bit back” he joked. Yeah, that sounds like “Hope” and “Change We Can Believe In” doesn’t it? This man turned out to be one of the biggest frauds to come along in sometime and the sheeple outright fell for him, and still do. That’s the way brainwashing works. Then Obama said, “I should add, by the way, right now I’m actually surprised by how much money I got, and let me tell you something: I don’t have half as much as most of these folks or a tenth or a hundredth. There’s only so much you can eat. There’s only so big a house you can have. There’s only so many nice trips you can take. I mean, it’s enough.” Really? Money and materialism seem to be his focus. I’m surprised he didn’t mention his and Michelle’s $65 MILLION book deal. What could anyone say in a book that’s worth that amount of dinero/money? I suppose all the “Democratic” Party Cultists would buy that to hang on every word from their messiah. I wouldn’t read it if you bought me a copy. But isn’t all this wonderful? How heart-warming to hear such bougi drivel. Arrogant, wealthy and people with big heads don’t interest me at all. Yes, with the bougi elite it’s all about their wealth, so I guess Obama has not been paying close attention to what’s really been happening.

And Michelle and George W Bush have become quite the item. Good lord! This woman seems to have a major attraction for war criminals.

Mi amigo/My friend said he read a comment from a brainwashed “Democratic” Party Cultist where she was saying, “Obama makes me so proud to be an American.” (roll eyes) And why is that? What a stupid and shallow thing to say. Oh yes, I know you just adore your god Obama don’t you? Such a good little Obama boot licker. The worship and glorification of god Obama. Even though you probably don’t have a clue what he did in office. Most of the Obama Cultists/Obamabots lived in a coma of denial during his 8 years in office. They didn’t care what he was doing. He had a D next to his name for “Democrat” and that’s all that mattered to the brainwashed “Democratic” Party Cultists. Their thinking was: “Obama’s wars are perfectly fine. War is only bad when there is a Republican in office.” And one being “proud” to be living in the hemisphere called the Americas or specifically in the United States of America should have nothing to do with any politician. One should think of oneself as a citizen of the Earth rather than from any arbitrary geographic borders, and I guess this person agreed with what neocon, right-wing George W Bush did since Obama mostly did the same thing and expanded much of what Bush did. But you know, I suspect that this brainwashed partisan doesn’t have a clue what Obama did. She was merely regurgitating her “Democratic” Party Cultist brainwashing along with ugly nationalism. Chau.—el barrio rosa

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1 Although they are critical of Feinstein out of one side of their mouth, out of the other side of their mouth some of the “Democratic” Party Cultists rush to defend Feinstein by trying to imply that her years of political experience in the Senate override or are more important than her lack of a law degree or legal training. Oh stop! WTF? I swear, some partisans love to embarrass themselves by stooping to any level to try to defend their basura politicians. I’m well aware of her years of political experience and her often Republican-enabling voting record and especially her sitting on committees where she had “influence” over war-profiteering with her husband’s, Richard Blum’s company. [Source]:

“Feinstein’s political fortunes rest not on representing the human rights values of her base in San Francisco, but on the considerable fortune of her husband, investment banker Richard Blum. This fortune, although technically separated from hers by various trusts, has been greatly enhanced by the war on terror. Blum’s war profiteering is anchored by his Blum Capital group, which owns major defense contractor URS. Blum also has ownership interest in a defunct cargo airline with defense department contracts, Astar Cargo, and a major construction firm with major contracts for the military as well as civilian reconstruction contracts with Iraq.”

I’ve also had the misfortune of hearing her say in hearings that she doesn’t have a law degree or any legal training “but as best I can understand you….” She wouldn’t be spouting that if she had legal training. I’ve not heard Senator Kamala Harris say that. She earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

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Is everyone in San Francisco driving for Üb*r and L*ft ?

That’s the way it seems.

Hola a todos. Look at all the new cars still arriving on the streets of San Francisco, adding to our increasingly congested car culture. We’ve seen all the new cars on the streets for probably the last two years at least, even though most of them look just like the old cars. Both old and new are usually boring and conformist black, grey or white. No imagination at all with colours whatsoever. The conformists are just buying what everybody else has to fit in with the herd. I can see the conformists going to a car dealership and saying, “I want a large black, grey or white SUV like what everybody else has. I’m absolutely terrified of pretty colours in this drab black and grey conformist City. That’s why everything I’m wearing is always-ready-for-a-funeral-black, can’t you tell? I want to not be able to find my car when I go out to it parked on the street at night because it will look like the vehicle that everybody else has. Usually hearse black, so it will be nearly impossible for me to find my car because it will look just like all the other parked cars on my street. And I consider myself intelligent.”

These days, a new car looks very dirty after a week in San Francisco. And, I’m still seeing (dirty) new cars that haven’t received their licence plates yet. They almost look abandoned.

Mi amigo/My friend and I asked ourselves: How can people afford all of these new cars we’re seeing? Who has the dinero/money for that? These cars aren’t cheap. Well, it didn’t occur to us that many if not most of these new cars were likely being bought so that idiots/suckers could get sucked into driving for Üb*r and L*ft, the so-called “ride-share” corporations.

“Ride-share” is such a pretty name, isn’t it? Of course I’m being sarcastic. It sounds so, well, “wholesome” doesn’t it? (I can’t stand that word “wholesome”). How long did it take these corporatists to dream up that public relations name “ride-share?” I can see people sitting around a corporate conference room table with their corporate coffee cups from St*rb*cks trying to dream up this syrupy language to bamboozle the sheeple with. With someone sitting at the table saying, “Ride-share” is just nice people willing to give other nice people a ride and “share” a ride with others as “good Christians.” Just good friends all being kind and nice to each — in lobotomised and unfriendly San Francisco? What drugs are you on? — like we’re all in the fictional town of Mayberry [Unspoken: even though we're in snotty San Francisco].” I can’t begin to tell you how much it warms my heart when I hear all of this bull shit language about “ride-sharing.” It reminds me of the heart-warming and pretty named “social media” marketing language. Wasn’t it AOL that started the first online chatroom, which was essentially a message forum? Today, the same thing is marketed as “social media” and it’s a “platform.” When in reality it’s a data-mining and spy-machine message forum website, with both FB and Twi**er owned by billionaires and millionaires. And the only reason the latter is still in existence is probably because the insane thin-skinned, international embarrassment, the Orange Bully-Asshole is completely addicted to it and he’s allowed to say any damn thing he wants because the corporate basura that run Twi**er call his verbal diarrhea “newsworthy.” But if you or I wrote the same caca he writes on there, we’d be banned, put in jail and accused of threatening people with our “extremely inappropriate behaviour.” But this piece of basura en la casa blanca gets away with anything he wants to say, because he’s finally made that corporation (Twi**er) “relevant.” Check this out:

“One Analyst Estimates $2 Billion. Without Donald Tr*mp, Twi**er Inc. could lose almost a fifth of its value. That’s the conclusion of Monness Crespi Hardt & Co. analyst James Cakmak, who said that the social media company would see as much as $2 billion in market value wiped out if the current White House resident quit tweeting. Aug 17, 2017″

Also: “Just an Ass-Backward Tech Company”: How Twi**er Lost the Internet War.

So despite the pretty and heart-warming marketing propaganda that these predatory corporations (Üb*r and L*ft ) are known for, in reality we’re talking about nothing but greedy, parasitic, billionaire-owned corporations who don’t give a fuck about anybody but themselves. Period. That’s the bottom line. Let’s tell it like it is. And despite all the the bad new stories/bad publicity that both of these corporations have received, gullible people/suckers still get into these unregulated “ride-share” vehicles. I’ve been wondering: How many San Francisco residents get into these tech-app based vehicles while they complain about how the Tech Industrial Complex has ruined San Francisco? Hypocrites. I know a couple of people just like that, but I’m not about to get into anything with them about it. That would accomplish nothing. With one of them, she’s so damned dense to begin with that I would hit a wall of Denial. These people driving the thousands of (new) vehicles for these two tech corporations have helped turn San Francisco into a congested car culture City.

As for the new cars we’ve seen, from my research both corporations require a driver to have a vehicle that’s 2003 or newer. So that explains all the new cars, which for most of these drivers means a new luxury vehicle (Dahling) to try to “Keep Up Appearances” and try to outdo the other people who are driving for these corporations while making hardly any money.

And with the over-saturation of these drivers in San Francisco, how is anyone making any serious money by doing this?

A new car costs how much? Not cheap. How long does it take to pay off the new car before the driver starts earning any dinero/money from these two parasitic “ride-share” corporations. Most of these drivers seem to drive for both corporations. They have both corporate logos on their windshield. I presume that’s because they can’t make enough dinero by working for just one of them. Most of these new cars seem to be of the Prius type, which are very expensive. 2018 Prius models run from $27,300.00 and up.

I saw a L*yt vehicle the other day with a small US flag sticker on it and next to it a Christian cross on the back of the vehicle. Perhaps the driver is thinking: US nationalism and fake Christianity might bait some suckers into riding in my vehicle. I’ll give that a try. And I imagine some people would say: “Oh I want to ride with that driver because s/he is a good Christian and a ‘patriotic Amurkkkan.’” Sheeple. No, you’re just being baited/played by fake-Christianity and ugly US nationalism which have nothing to do with being “patriotic.” Don’t be such a sucker, moron. Don’t be so damned gullible.

It seems that most residents in San Francisco are driving for them, or at least half of the residents. I see these Üb*r and L*ft vehicles all the time.

The Sexism in the Tech Industry is also in the “Ride Share” Industry

Did you know that Women Make Less As Üb*r Drivers And That’s Bad News For The Gig Economy? Of course that would be perfectly fine with the SEP Cultists that I wrote about recently where some of the sexist SEP Cultist women make jokes about what’s known as “the glass ceiling.”

With the over-saturation of Üb*r and L*ft drivers in San Francisco, do any of them really make any dinero because they get so few requests? It’s similar to having too many taxis on the streets. These “ride-share” drivers have to pay their own insurance costs, their fuel, and maintenance costs while they’re glued to the phones on their dashboards, and distracted by their phones while driving?

Being a language person where I respect all international/world languages as they are originally written in their native language even when written in English language sentences (which most people don’t do), the word Üb*r is Deutsch/German. But unfortunately this corporation felt the need to disrespect the German language — which is so typical of US assholes and ignoramuses who love to sanitise and disrespect world languages — by removing the umlauts of the “U” of Üb*r. The umlauts are part of the word “Üb*r” when the word is written correctly in Deutsch. But one shouldn’t expect the corporatists at Üb*r to know that. Of course monolingual English language people — who fear other world languages — would expect and demand that their precious English be written correctly. The hypocrisy is noted. Or is this pure corporate ignorance? Basura.

My research also found that:

In the US, after six months, 63% of men who started with the company (Üb*r) have left. For women, it’s about 76%, which would make sense considering they’re paid less for doing the same job.

We’ve made such great strides, haven’t we? (roll eyes)

Both tech and “ride-sharing” are sexist industries. I’m not sure about “ride-sharing” — although I’ve not seen any older/senior drivers — but tech is also a very ageist industry.

Gender inequality is something that the Old City of San Francisco used to care about. By Old City, I’m referring to the proudly-radical and alternative San Francisco which had the Gay Mecca which I can assure you is long gone and being erased from our history as quickly as possible. Didn’t we have some labour laws in San Francisco against pay inequality in the Old City? Or there would have been some protests against pay inequality in the Old City. Protesting inequality is what this City was all about in those days. The New City of San Francisco — which many longtime locals say, “this New City sucks” — doesn’t give a fuck about anything. In fact, the New San Francisco runs from the reputation of the Old City as if trying to completely erase it from history and that’s especially true for the proudly-radical days of the former Gay Mecca. It’s as if this New City wants nothing to do with the Old City. As I’ve written many times before, other than some perfunctory Rainbow Flags in The Castro intended to give the illusion that The Castro is still a Gay Mecca for tourists dollars, forget the Gay Mecca ever existed. That seems to be the attitude of things today here.

So how much are these Üb*r and L*ft drivers making? Hardly anything. Hardly enough to buy a (vegan) brownie. That does define a sucker working for a corporation.

New Study Shows Pay Is Pathetic. $3.37!

That’s the paltry median hourly profit for Üb*r and L*ft drivers — after expenses are factored in — according to a new study. … The results indicate that the “median profit from driving is $3.37 per hour before taxes, and 74% of drivers earn less than the minimum wage in their state.” Mar 2, 2018 [Source]

I just don’t see how it’s worth it, and how long does it take to pay off their new vehicle?

Some of them drive like absolute reckless assholes, like lunatics in such a rush to make that $3.37 or less.

Whether it’s directly connected or not, I don’t see this “ride-share” scheme any differently than I see the predatory and data-mining Tech Industrial Complex which has ruined San Francisco. Both industries have helped to turn this City into a mostly snotty, cold (and I don’t mean the fog), unfriendly, soul-less lobotomised City of Millennial phone zombies in their conservative black and grey clothing attire, and a playground for the super-wealthy. Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

What you need to know about Üb*r and L*ft and other app-based car services

Will Üb*r and L*ft Become Different Things?

Washington National Cathedral: Preaching peace while promoting war criminals

Has Washington National Cathedral completely lost it? Who is running this place? The Dean? The Bishop (for the Diocese of the District of Columbia)? Or both?

Washington National Cathedral (WNC), located in my former home City, the District of Columbia, is a cathedral church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Hola a todos. I gave up on Washington National Cathedral (WNC) sometime ago for various reasons (see links below at bottom of article). Both musically, which was the primary reason I was watching their Liturgies, as well as liturgically as they became more Low Church. I had sensed that the now-former Cathedral Organist, Benjamin Straley, had tried to use what influence he had to make the Liturgy more High Church (that was just a guess on my part), but those changes didn’t last. They were only temporary. Things gradually went back to the Low Church way they were.

I saw the image (to your right) online the other day. Why would WNC, a Christian Cathedral Church of the Anglican Communion, promote in its advertisement a neocon Republican politician whose policies in office were as anti-Christian as humanly possible? But I suppose that’s what we should expect today, no? Some of the partisan cultists would ask me, “Would you prefer to see Obama in that ad?” Well no, he’s just as bad. I would prefer to see neither. What does a corrupt politician have to do with WNC? In fact, overall Obama’s even worse because he greatly expanded on the neocon agenda of the illegitimate Bush regime, which you might remember got into office following the 2000 Judicial Coup where the US Supreme Court’s Bush Family friends selected Bush/Cheney to occupy the White House after the stolen election in Florida.

Then there’s that tag line about: “Where the story of faith meets the story of America.” Whatever that’s supposed to mean. Are they talking about how the British came in to — what’s now known as — the US and stole the land from the native peoples who were here to begin with? Is that the “story of America” they’re referring to? What I hear in that tag line is the wrapping of church and state. I would like to point out to WNC that we are supposed to have a separation of church and state here in the United States of America, including at WNC. But I’m well aware that if there’s any place where the lines are blurred and where they love to combine church and state it’s in Washington National Cathedral.

WNC is really no different than the combination of church and state that one sees in the CoE (Church of England) for state ceremonies such as in St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral or Westminster Abbey in London. The difference there is that the CoE/Anglican Church is the Established Church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the liturgical head, although the monarch (Queen Elizabeth II) is the supreme governor. The Church of England is also the mother church of the international Anglican Communion. We don’t have an established church here in the shithole US.

Also, why on Earth would they at WNC promote someone — George W Bush — who constantly violated the fifth of the Ten Commandments (“Thou Shalt Not Kill”)? What part of that commandment do these fake-Christians not understand? Or is that commandment to only be selectively honoured?

Apparently, they don’t believe much of what they preach at WNC or what they claim to believe in. They’re very selective and pick and choose what they believe. Their hypocrisy is noted. They can’t possibly sincerely and genuinely believe what they preach since as of this writing they’re promoting George W Bush in their advertisement. Incredible. I find that reprehensible and repugnant. I’m not part of this new revisionist history crowd when it comes to Bush. I clearly remember his 8 years in office and his years should not be sanitised or sweetened as some are trying to do, no matter how often he and Michelle Obama hug and kiss. The Bush’s and Obama’s are all just one big happy family despite any appearance of “opposition party” pabulum for theatre purposes.

Why would WNC promote a war criminal from the Bush regime? Do they at WNC not remember what the illegitimate Bush regime did during the 8 years? Do they not remember that thousands of innocent people were killed on his watch — with the complicity and enabling of the Republican and “Democratic” Party Cults — based on banks of lies? Do they not remember the Bush regime’s two terrorist attacks (let’s call them what they were dammit), one on Afghanistan (2001) and the other on Iraq (2003)? The innocent people of both countries were terrorised by an attack on their country by the barbaric US Military Industrial Complex Killing Machine. Do they at WNC not remember the neocon’s Project For The New American Century Agenda’s convenient “Inside Job” called 911 — as written about on page 51 of the PNAC document which speaks of needing a new Pearl Harbour to galvanise the public for war, and that “new Pearl Harbour” took place on September 11, 2001 close to 8 months after the illegitimate Bush regime had taken office — and which has served as the excuse for damn-near every draconian repressive measure/law put in place since to keep the public in constant fear of their own shadow in the name of “Terror, Terror, Terror” all the time? Nearly any act of violence today is marketed to the public as “terror.” Before this marketing technique became “the norm” for the neocon agenda, any acts of violence were merely seen for what it was: An act of violence, and not to be exploited for an agenda of perpetual war and bombings as part of US Empire building and world domination. Humans have been violent since the beginning of time. But these basura felt they needed to exploit certain acts of violence for their neocon agenda, so they gave it a specific marketing name: “TerrorTM,” and it’s been used ever since.

What is wrong with these people at WNC? Do they have no memory, no historical recollection of any of this? Or is it more important to them to go out of their way to rub shoulders with corrupt war hawk bourgeois Establishment celebrities — no matter how heinous they are — whenever they attend Liturgies and/or memorial services in the cathedral? This is more of that revisionist history we’re seeing more and more of. Rather than what he is (a neocon Republican), I think George W Bush is now seen as a “liberal.” Ludicrous. I think he’s falsely seen as a “liberal” because he and Michelle Obama have become an item of sorts. Yes, that’s true. George and Michelle are so close and snugly as you can see in those images. It warms one’s heart, doesn’t it? (Gag.) To be clear: The Obamas are no liberals despite that “D” next to their name; his policies overall were to the right of Bush. But there’s still this myth that exists that “Democrat” = liberal. Rubbish. Here’s some chisme/gossip for you: Did you know that George supposedly slipped some candy to Michelle at the memorial service in WNC for John McCain? Oh yes, they enjoyed some candy during the Liturgy where war hawk and warmonger John McCain was canonised and granted sainthood status. I’m surprised they didn’t chant the Litany of Saints during the Liturgy and include Saint McCain’s name.

If I had to take a guess, I suspect most of the people at WNC are Obamabots, devout-faithful partisan “Democrats” and part of the “Democratic” Party Cult. For the canonisation of McCain, war criminal messiah Obama was there too glorifying and speaking the praises of Saint McCain. And I suspect that much of the cathedral staff was absolutely giddy that they were in the presence of the corrupt US Oligarchy’s war criminal celebrities and corporate parasite celebrities from the various branches of the utterly corrupt US government.

One wonders: Is WNC trying to change their “liberal” image to cater to the conservatives/right-wing? One does get that impression despite the sweet words that one supposedly still hears during the Liturgies about “peace, love and brotherhood and fellowship.” Their hypocrisy is glaring.

You might remember the image of torture that we saw during the illegitimate Bush regime years.

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Let’s also not forget that Iraq had nothing to do with 911, yet many people were tortured to death (see image on the right) and remain in prison to this day. Yet not one corporate parasite from the neocon illegitimate Bush regime went to jail or was even questioned. I remember that the delusional and constantly wishful-thinking “Democratic” Party Cultists wanted to believe that their messiah Obama was going to “go after Bush” after Obama took office. In reality, just the opposite happened as I and some others had said would be the case. Instead, many from the Bush regime got promotions in other jobs, some stayed over in the Obama regime, and “Mr Hope” and “Change We Can Believe In” Nobel Peace Prize Obama — who left office with 8-9 wars in progress — decided to “look forward and not backwards.” He had no intention of “going after” his friend Bush, but instead greatly expanded many of the illegitimate Bush’s regime’s despicable neocon policies. These are just the facts, which make some partisans very uncomfortable.

Washington National Cathedral routinely preaches “peace and love through Christ Jesus,” while on other occasions celebrating war criminals and the barbaric killing machine known as the US Military Industrial Complex. One wonders how they at WNC live with their hypocrisy? Or do they choose to live in Denial as so many fake-Christians do? Chau.—el barrio rosa

Related:

Is it an Anglican cathedral or a Jazz Night Club?

Southern Baptist Revival Music at Washington National Cathedral ?

Washington National Cathedral: Trying to appeal to US Pop Culture ?

A Tacky Big Band Widor Toccata at Washington National Cathedral