What the Hell Happened?

As I start typing this, 8 minutes into the 5 a.m. hour, both NPR stations “within earshot” of my radio are unable to access their network content. Their broadcast towers ARE active, but, they’re only transmitting dead air.

Hmm, were Donald J. Trump still calling all the shots, I’d be deeply concerned. After all, Phase One of any Fascist’s coup d’état is cancel culture; e.g. sever communication, silence the truth, etc.

Hmm, come to think of it, since President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Attorney General Merrick Garland (impotent leaders all) have utterly failed to hold perpetrator / traitor Trump accountable and imprison (or institutionalize) him for his January 6th attack of the U.S. Capitol, that X-prez is still calling all the shots. Ergo…

If not today, Trump and his private army could easily burn down America tomorrow… or maybe just in time for NPR’s All Things Considered non-broadcast to not cover that breaking news, this afternoon.

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Whew… crisis averted? It’s now thirteen minutes into the 5 a.m. hour and my NPR affiliates… CORRECTION… only one of these stations has restored a connection to NPR’s Morning Edition.

Nonetheless, tyrant Trump is still calling all the shots.

I’m curious as to how widespread this morning’s mysterious NPR outage was, So, if you had the same prob, or have experienced similar issues re accessing other aired and streamed liberal content, post a comment to briefly describe what happened.

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Cocky Republicans Re-Intro Jim Crow

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Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. House Representative Val Demings (all on behalf of the Democratic Party), have been staging an advertising blitz, of late; namely, beseeching We the People to sign their online petitions.

Based upon the ads that I’ve seen, so far, Deming’s petition drive is targetting the Senate Filibuster Rule; Abrams’ and Schumer’s document is tackling the slew of recent, odious, nationwide, state legislature passed/governor signed, voter suppression laws; all the above mucked up decrees deeply rooted within America’s ugly, racist, Jim Crow past; all crying out for a long, Long, LONG overdue, permanent deep-sixing.

What could be more repugnant than Georgia’s very statue, which reads:

“No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to an elector.”

While no fair minded, ethically driven person would ever be a party to actively campaigning / passing out political brochures and swag in close proximity of any polling place, to deny food and water to the standing in inordinately long lines, about to pass out voters? Why, that smacks of downright cruelty; especially considering how inhumane Republicans are already at fault for causing those very queues (due to their intentionally limiting the number of voting booths within predominately minority precincts).

While I am in wholehearted agreement with what Abrams, Schumer and Demings stand for, here, I am a bit doubtful that the passivity of such online petitions can ever prove to be efficacious.

These Democrats are expecting millions of signatures to do what?

  • Stop Republicans from hosing down society with their bile?
  • Magically cleanse them of their chronic, malignant racism?
  • Suddenly, somehow, evolve their mucked up, lizard brains?
  • Coax and cajole them to promptly rejoin the human race?
  • Get them to sign onto human equality and basic decency?

Egads! I cannot even begin to fathom any Republican reaction other than each of those knuckle-draggers publicly dropping their whitey tighties, wresting away those printed out petitions and re-purposing each sheet as an ass-wipe.

Why, I cannot envision even Democrats, of the DINO variety (e.g. U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin) reacting all that much differently… well… uh… other than their first seeking out the seclusion of the Capitol Hill lavatory stalls.

NOPE, the passivity of petitions, just ain’t gonna cut it!

And I do feel duty bound to remind: Was not that impressive Blue Wave on Election Day 2020 enough to inform Abrams, Demings and Schumer that we really do stand behind them? OK, if it’ll make ‘em feel any better WE DO SUPPORT YOU 100 PERCENT!

Seeing how the vast majority of voters have already signed onto their agenda via our cast 2020 ballots, why would we need to sign their petitions, too?

Circulating petitions is little more than a certifiable, time wasting distraction of epic proportions; time that’d be far better spent were Abrahms, Demings and Schumer to live by the immortal words of Nike, “JUST DO IT!” And, for the sake of emphasis, let’s modify that to further advise: JUST DO IT DAMMIT!

While I have no doubt that these petitioners’ intentions are well-meaning, need anyone remind them that:

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

And guess what, guys; you can count on the Republican hellions manning the toll booths all along the way!

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My Petition to the Petitioners

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Of late, Interwebs surfing Americans have been inundated with impassioned pleas to sign the petitions being circulated by prominent, Democratic Party representatives; e.g., the dedicated Voting Rights Activist Stacey Abrams and the barely noticeable Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Granted, such documents can prove useful in taking the ideological pulse / reading the moral compasses of Americans. However, I do remind these good-intentioned folks that they ALREADY know how we truly feel. Such petitioners need look no further than the resounding results of the legitimate, indisputable 2020 elections. Have they not taken a gander at which national / state level candidates won / lost, what ballot proposals succeeded / failed, etc; of how, most notably, Georgia got flipped from MAGA Red to TRUE Blue?

I mean WTF further validation do Democrats need, anyway?

To virtually pass around petitions serves no purpose other than to hide the fact that, SO FAR, obstructed Democrats have not been making good on their promises to [1] thwart the Republican’s nationwide voter suppression tactics (Jim Crowism / Gerrymandering), [2] raise minimum wage to $15 per hour (which actually needs to be at least $24), [3] roll out bold infrastructure improvements (inclusive of human infrastructure) and [4] unshackle the robust climate change mitigating / reversing science (before it’s too effing late).

It’s high time Democrats grow a set; refocus priorities to get their political house in order; i.e., the White House, U.S. House of Representatives and, especially, Schumer’s U.S. Senate, where the recalcitrant, power-tripping little “d” democrats Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin have been gleefully, further weakening President Joe Biden’s ALREADY weak agenda.

Both Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi need to also promptly serve notice to the always avaricious for power and obscene wealth, obstructionist, Trumper Republicans; remind these alleged legislators that their whiny, cacophonous, cantankerous, cancerous, sore loser… the narcissistic and fascistic Donald J. Trump… did lose to Joe Biden; remind them that, here in America, Majority Rules and the vast majority of voters did empower a Democratic Majority to speak on their behalf. I mean, since Trumper (f)law-men / (f)law-women cannot be supportive, at the very least, they need to get the F outta our way!

More to the point, Democrats must bust up the Senate Filibuster rule which, in theory, is supposed to promote bipartisanship, BUT, in actual practice, is nothing but a road block to all progress. Dems must also perform some sort of political exorcism to rid both Sinema and Manchin of their soul sucking, Trumper demons.

Granted, very little of that will prove easy; in fact it could be downright risky business; i.e, could cause Democrats to lose their (theoretical) control of the legislative branch (come 2022), and the executive branch (come 2024). However, if Dems do nothing now? Well, let’s just say that many of the voters, who they’ll alienate, will sit out one or both Election Days. In essence, Dems, who appear spineless, will own such a dismal, political downfall, anyway.

Indeed, it’d be far riskier for Democrats to piss off critical thinking voters who want… strike that… who DEMAND bold legislation designed to promote human dignity and equality, honest even handed, liberty-based governance and solid environmental stewardship. Furthermore, we DEMAND laws that’ll bury effing Fascism, too!

And speaking of totalitarianism, a heady reminder to all empowered Democrats. Should you ever fail to rigorously investigate Donald J. Trump and his co-conspirator insurrectionists / traitors (some of whom, in all likelihood, are still masquerading as U.S. legislators); fail to purge all guilty parties from our legislative bodies and forever bar such anti-American wannabes from seeking elective office, we will live to regret that; perhaps even die as a nation. We can expect Trump’s cult to rear its ugly head, anew, to once again reprise their January 6, 2021 attempt to overthrow / burn down America.

We, who really know what America is supposed to be all about, actually want our all-encompassing, national policy to reflect who We are; live up to these mighty sounding ideals:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Our Founding Fathers’ Preamble • Constitution Ratified on June 21, 1788

On Election Day 2020, We the Majority, sent Democrats to Washington to breathe life into an agenda that will not only benefit all Americans, but also our entire, planetwide human family.

Empowered Democrats Listen Up! The time for talk / distracting petitions is LONG OVER! The time for take charge, comprehensive, remedial legislative action is NOW!

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