LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that is afraid. Very, very afraid. While fear is not usually a good thing, it is capable of providing some startling results. That is certainly the case with the fear currently pervading our country.
It has awakened a sleeping giant in the form of The Resistance. Americans from all walks of life, from every religious group, from every political party, from every ethnic group, from every geographic section of the country have used their common fear to unite and declare, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this shit anymore!”
The Resistance was started primarily by women who were outraged that the man who was crushed in the popular vote still managed to get into the White House. Their numbers have swelled because his subsequent actions have scared even those who originally supported him, and all that fear has created a level of activism rarely witnessed in the history of our nation.
Another motivation instrumental in fueling the passion of The Resistance is disgust. Disgust at the artificial class system created by the phenomenon known as, Income Inequality. It is outrageous that a small handful of individuals have the bulk of our nation’s wealth while so many are hungry, homeless and sick. Disgust that a nation of immigrants has a government at war with the same kind of people that created our nation.
The Resistance is also fueled by a common embarrassment that our country is being represented to the world in the form of an orange turd that is either mentally challenged or just a total fucking idiot who sold his soul to the Russians for fame and glory.
Fear, Disgust and Embarrassment have created a juggernaut that will no longer tolerate the status quo. Things are going to change because the people have had enough. They are seizing control and their demands will be met, one way or another!
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that simply cannot depend on our elected officials in Washington to do the right thing.
We are faced with a situation where a foreign government commandeered our election process and manipulated it with their best interests in mind and our so-called “leaders” are doing their dead level best to make it disappear because it put their party in control.
Russiagate makes Watergate look like a Homecoming prank and illegitimate president Cheeto has yet to be impeached by the Republican controlled congress. Their collusion must also be addressed.
This travesty must become a mandate for “The Resistance!” We have to DEMAND that an independent prosecutor be appointed to get to the bottom of this clearly treasonous scandal.
We have seen first hand how incredibly successful a grass roots campaign can be with the salvation of the ACA. Politicians have only one cardinal rule: “Keep Getting Elected!” When their constituents get in their faces at the town hall meetings and flood their offices with phone calls, faxes, emails and letters they pay attention because they know that failure to keep them happy will result in a violation of their cardinal rule.
If congress fails to act in a TIMELY manner we must move to force their acquiescence. A 10,000,000 Voter March on Washington D.C. with a sit down in the halls of the government that we the people own, would send a powerful message about the depths of our displeasure with their actions.
Our current government is an international embarrassment. Our allies are shocked and appalled. Our enemies are laughing their asses off. The world can’t believe that we know the Russians tainted our election and we haven’t done shit to correct it. Cheeto and his band of billionaires and billionaire wannabes must face the consequences of treason if we are ever to regain our status as leaders of the Free World!
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a world that, thanks to president Cheeto, is actually teetering on the verge of global thermo nuclear war.
The implications of WWlll in an era where Russia, China, Pakistan, India, the UK, France, Israel and the United States have nuclear arsenals and several other nations including North Korea are extremely close, does not bode well for the survival of our planet.
Everyone has seen some of the post apocalyptic movies that depict a dark and gloomy world in the aftermath of nuclear war. The main flaw they all have in common is survivors. In a real post apocalyptic world there will be no survivors. Life as we know it will cease to exist. Our planet will be dead and likely to remain so for millions of years.
When the only time nuclear weapons were used in war by the United States against the Empire of Japan, the world looked at the horribly devastating results and decided that further use of such weapons simply could not be justified, and by a mutual agreement called the Non Proliferation Treaty, 190 nations agreed that countries with nuclear arsenal would move towards disarmament, countries without nuclear arsenals would not acquire them and all nations could participate in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.Read more
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that failed to heed President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning about the danger of the growth of the “military industrial complex” and instead, allowed that military industrial complex to go bat shit crazy.
Bet you did not know that the Pentagon is one of the largest landowners in the world with over 30,000,000 acres. There are 6,000 military bases and/or facilities, including warehouses, in the U.S. and 737 military bases in foreign countries. Russia has 20 military bases in foreign countries, mostly former members of the Soviet Republic. China has one military base in a foreign country.
The U. S. military budget, already higher than the next nine military budgets combined, is currently at $824.1 billion dollars and President Cheeto wants to increase it by another $54 billion dollars. Did I mention bat shit crazy?
This situation has to be addressed. Our priorities as a nation have to change. We do not need this level of military protection to keep our citizens safe. It is our tax money that is paying for this while millions of our citizens are sick, homeless and hungry. Our first responsibility is to our own citizens and not the military industrial complex.
We know what has to be done and how to do it and the exciting new level of activism that has emerged in the post election turmoil even makes it possible. We have to elect government representatives that want the same things we want.
By closing the majority of foreign bases and selling off that valuable real estate plus slashing the military budget in half, we would have the necessary funds to fix our crumbling infrastructure, provide a top flight public education system for our children, house and feed the hungry and homeless and provide universal healthcare for all citizens without any significant loss in the protection of our nation. It is imperative that the United States of America finally embraces the 21st century.
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country that is fed up with the way our Congress treats the voters who put them in office.
They have no qualms about giving themselves automatic pay raises every year thus avoiding those messy floor votes, while refusing to address our ridiculous minimum wage. The average American works 250 days a year but the members of Congress worked 110 days in 2016, and got paid like a full time employee! Only once since the creation of the minimum wage in 1956 has a Republican Congress voted to raise it. All other increases have come from a Democratic controlled Congress. The last coming in 2009 when it was raised to the current level of $7.25 per hour. To just match the cost of living it should be three times that!
The current Congress is gung ho to finally repeal the ACA since they now have an idiot in the WH who is stupid enough to sign it, secure in the knowledge that they can rely on the Federal Employees Health Benefits program where the government pays 75% of their premiums. It will be a bonanza to private insurance companies when 20M Americans lose their coverage and are dumped onto the open market and the companies’ gratitude will be reflected in GOP campaign contributions.
Social Security and Medicare, erroneously labeled “Entitlement Programs” by the GOP are also on the chopping block under the newly elected administration. Ever since St. Ronnie of Reagan raided the SS fund to give tax breaks to the rich, conservatives have been drooling at the mouth to privatize it and hand it over to their Wall Street buddies. What could go wrong with that? They want to turn Medicare into a voucher program so that retirees have to pay more out pocket expenses for their healthcare with their depleted SS benefits. That way the new death rates should clear the rolls faster.
Congressional raises should be subject to a national referendum determined by the voters and not left in the hands of Congress itself. Their pension should be SS and their health benefits Medicare. If your Congressman/Senator disagrees with this, then say YOU”RE FIRED!
LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country where liberal women especially and many non-liberal women as well, have experienced a level of despair and hopelessness that had them reeling.
Now that despair is turning into anger and as English playwright William Congreve said in 1695, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
For the first time since demanding and getting the right to vote, women were poised to gain a level of equality and recognition sadly missing from our society, and then along comes Cheeto. At first he seemed so vulnerable his nomination was laughed at, but with bald-faced lie after bald-faced lie and collusion with a foreign government, he was able to pull off the biggest upset in our history — in spite of getting 3 million less votes than his opponent, the only woman in the history of our nation to be nominated by a major political party for POTUS.
Misogyny is still so dominant in our culture that a reality T.V. show host who has never even looked at the Constitution of the United States will be president, instead of one of the most qualified candidates to ever seek the highest office in the land, because she was a woman.
That virtual “bitch slap” in the face that initially created so much hopelessness has now started to burn, and a lot of justifiably outraged women want revenge and retribution for the way our society has always treated them.
This could possibly be the lone “benefit” of Cheeto’s election. If it makes women realize what a powerful force they truly can be and ignites them to a level of participation that will not allow such a travesty to ever happen again, then it won’t be all bad. Math is on your side because there are more of you and you live longer. Use that advantage and make America great again, for real.