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This week the USAID’s “Large shipment of life-saving assistance arrives in Yemen”.

According to its website:

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the arrival of enough wheat to feed more than one million people for two months in Yemen this morning. The wheat shipment from USAID totals 35,800tons and is valued at approximately $21million. It will support the emergency food assistance efforts of the UN World Food Program (WFP).

Wow, $21 million ……. sounds like a lot doesn’t it.

And this week from the U.S. State Department:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Saudi Arabia of 5.4 billion in additional PAC-3 missiles built by Lockheed Martin Corp., the Pentagon said . . . and $500 million worth of ammunition. (Reuters)

Well it seems to Tubularsock that that $21 million doesn’t seem like very much anymore.

And if you add that in October, 2010 the U.S. provided Saudi Arabia with $60 BILLION worth of arms, the largest arms deal in American history well that $21 million just looks more like chump change now doesn’t it.

Now just a reminder for those who haven’t been awake. Saudi Arabia is blowing the shit out of Yemen and has been for months. And the U.S. is providing all the shit to blow up the shit.

Well it comes down to this, the American backed dictator of Yemen was overthrown by a rebel group called the Houthi and the Houthi are not the guys the U.S. wants to control Yemen and nor do our good friends the Saudis.

So the ONLY solution is to blow the shit out of all the men, women, and children of Yemen.

Are the people of Yemen pro-Houthi or pro-former dictator? Well, who has time to ask.

WE (America) don’t like the Houthi and that’s enough.

Now Tubularsock has given up a long time ago trying to figure out the good-guys from the bad-guys but whether it’s a dictatorship of the Houthi or an American appointed dictator what’s it to those under either dictator.

The most honest thing about all this is the U.S. is not talking up all that bringing democracy to Yemen crap. Tubularsock see that as growth.

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The U.N. started on April 17, 2015 an appeal for $274 million (the cost of one helicopter)  to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs over the following three months in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia IMMEDIATELY volunteered to write a check out for that exact amount. BUT THE AID WOULD COME WITH STRINGS ATTACHED!

And those strings would control who got the aid. Now, in the once upon a time world, humanitarian aid was directed toward civilians who were caught in the middle of a conflict regardless of who they were ……. they were civilians.

But by Saudi Arabia controlling the humanitarian purse they have turned the humanitarian aid into genocide.

As Sheikh al­Matari, the head of Yemen’s Rasoul Akram Foundation, an aid organization stated,

“After unilaterally and, let’s be frank, after illegally declaring war on Yemen, (do we dare say preemptive?) the Saudi government wants also to dictate how humanitarian relief is distributed in the very country it is attacking”.

And  Sheikh al­Matari continued, “. . . aid funding in relation to Yemen, the U.N. de facto institutionalized aid segregation by allowing humanitarian relief to be conditional to certain criteria: political affiliation and religious orientation.”

As outrageous as this is the United States and the United Nations stands by and allows this genocidal behavior to take place.

Makes Tubularsock wonder whether either of these entities are  worth anything any longer.




As Tubularsock sits on his underground deck outside his top floor corner office of his typical underground bunker overlooking Washington, D.C. from Oakland, CA … he ponders.

There is a stereotype in American Culture of the “trailer-park mentality and lifestyle”. It usually equates with “lowlife”. People that are similar to “carney people” without the talent.

Aimless people. People who have no roots in the community but live on the outskirts of town and are poorly educated and alcoholic and prone to drugs.

Well like all stereotypes some of these things are true about the “trailer-park mentality and lifestyle” but far more are false.

But Tubularsock is going to focus on the parts of the stereotype that are true. The part that the movies usually focuses on …… the lowlife.

And you know who comes to mind?

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. No really, close your eyes, lean back and just think for a minute ……. can you picture “trailer-park mentality and lifestyle” here?

It really isn’t that big of a stretch.


Both of them have money but they just have that Trailer-Park vibe. Both are crass and have absolutely NO CLASS. Money can buy them an image as long as they don’t open their mouths ……. then, even their fairy godmother can’t put the obvious back into the bottle!

They both also crystalize the Ugly American personification. Loud, rude, shallow, pushy, entitled and pompous.

It is just the way they purport themselves. And they both have ended up at the pinnacle of the American Success Story ……. running for President of the United States. But far from the 1939 Mr. Smith Goes To Washington movie fantasy. Mr. Smith had intelligence, common sense, and principals. Sarah and Don lack ALL of those attributes. And so does our Nation even in 1939!

But who else do we have rushing to convince all of us that they could run the country?

Oh sure, Tubularsock but that could only happen if overnight the American public became enlightened and small chance of that happening.

And then there is the issue of Tubularsock’s Foreign Policy platform:

If Tubularsock became President Tubularsock would give North America back to the indigenous peoples and force all non-brownish citizens to move to Israel.

The neo-cons love Israel so much lets go fucking live there. A neo-con wet-dream and Tubularsock is right on board with that. And then we could all hang around the wailing wall and bitch.

Oh sure, this is all in the planning stage and some of the details will have to be worked out. But as soon as Tubularsock gets his closet together shit will change!

Yes, closet ……. a cabinet is way too small for Tubularsock’s ideas.

But then there is the Super Pac Folks sad sack Jeb and boring Hillary they lack class as well, in fact they are both pathetic examples of Americana.

Now there is also Bernie and Tubularsock thinks that out of all of them Bernie does have intelligence, common sense, and principals and in the American political arena that is not the qualifications Wall Street is looking for, in fact Bernie hasn’t got a chance.

No ……. it’s Hillary. In the closed door decision makers lairs it has been decided.

Tubularsock knows you think your vote counts …… it does, for Hillary. Jeb has already been told. The “votes”  are in all that is left is the circus.

Don’t you remember? The rabble needs the circus.

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Now Tubularsock knows that Hillary has the Clinton Foundation as her “contributions” dodge and Jeb has his Daddy’s’ Carlyle Group but Tubularsock is as pure as the driven snow. But in truth, Tubularsock does enjoy Wonton Soup.

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TRUMP (verb): outshine, outclass, upstage, put in the shade, eclipse, surpass, outdo, outperform; beat, better, top, cap; be a cut above, be head and shoulders above, leave standing.

Now even the deaf and blind know that Donald Trump is running for President and he represents the Republican AND THE Democratic platform on immigration loud and clear.

“Some Mexicans are good people, I guess.”

How fun is that?

But Tubularsock wants to step back a bit from the open racist bigotry of Donald and check out the reality.

The thing about Donald is that he doesn’t have to kiss-ass to our phony PC culture because he’s rich and because he doesn’t have a chance at really being nominated. PERIOD. Regardless where he is in the poles now or at Convention time. He will NOT be nominated.

But that doesn’t make him irrelevant to the process.

Because he could maneuver himself into …. Trump: The Art Of The Deal .

And he has already made the Republican’s shit when he stated that he may run as a third party candidate if he doesn’t get the nomination. Which would pull the Tea Party types off and weaken the Republicans in the election.

No matter what the entertainment value of Donald Trump he does know how to rig a deal ……..

So Tubularsock wants to take a look at this ……….

Now let’s get real.

Tubularsock doesn’t care whether you’re Blanco, Black, Latino, Asian or Other you will know what Tubularsock is talking about.

When different family groups gather their views of OTHER races come out in private even if their family is mixed. Which mixed in Tubularsock’s view will be the savior of humanity.

The traits and attitudes of any given race are expressed in a way that NEVER or at least RARELY would be expressed publicly. Tubularsock knows what he’s talking about EVEN if you may be embarrassed to admit it for your own family.

This racist bigotry comes out with every family gathering and is expressed usually by old drunken’ Uncle Bob. Every racial family make up will have members that will categorize OTHER races in those broad stereotyped bigoted racial slurs.

You know what Tubularsock’s talken’ about. It is just common family crap.

And so when Donald Trump says that he is just sayen’ what everyone says it is really not that far from the truth. And that is why he jumped up in the polls (21%) after he made his “Mexican” comments.

Do you really think that Hillary or Jeb and their extended families don’t say aloud what Donald is saying? Think again …… you do and your extended family does as well.

Now this racist bigotry is not always heartfelt but referencing more general racial stereotypes but there is always the drunken’ uncle who has more of the mindless hatred brought about by some incident in his past that set up that base-prejudice. And no matter what you say he will stick to his “facts”, period!

Tubularsock finds it refreshing to have Uncle Donald express himself with abandon. As opposed to uptight Hillary who just loves Mexicans and Blacks and Chinese and oh gosh just everyone. She is crafty enough not to say her real views about anything. And Jeb with a Mexican wife? Well, as Donald tweeted, “Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican Illegals because of his wife.”

Jeb called the remarks “extraordinarily ugly” and said they were meant to “inflame and incite.” Jeb argued they’re “not reflective of the Republican Party.” Which is funny if you really look at both mainstream Republicans and Democrats attitudes toward minorities in general.

The ONLY reason there is so much being pumped up over this statement is not that either the Democrats or Republicans love Mexicans or even want to live next to them but both parties are ONLY interested in the Hispanic voters. Once they get that vote …. fuck’em!

But not to be undermined with all the negative attacks of others against him Trump clarified for CNN his position. “Illegal immigrants coming in are causing tremendous problems, in terms of crime, in terms of murder, in terms of rape, in terms of lots of other things”.

You know, Donald just has a way with words!

And those words weren’t spared on his view of old John McCain either.

Donald went after John after John stated a day or so before that Trump’s Campaign has brought out the “crazies”.

So Donald retorted that John wasn’t a war hero because all he did was get captured and Donald doesn’t like loser what he feels McCain is because he lost to Obummer.

(Remember Trump backed the McCain/Palin Ticket)


Well,  Tubularsock would say once again that Trump is more true than false with his statements. And if you look into McCain’s war record he was also a traitor for providing critical information to the North Vietnamese which enabled them to kill a large number of American pilots and McCain help produced anti-American propaganda for the Viet Cong!

John McCain is a traitor ……. plain and simple!

Now don’t expect Donald to stop alienating everybody and their brother. That is just the way this white mother fucker does business.

Now you have got to admit Donald has a way with women voters when he says. “You know, it really doesn’t matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”


Or another Donald Truism, “All of the women on ‘The Apprentice’ flirted with me — consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”

So Tubularsock would have to say that Donald has the Woman Vote pretty much in the bag.

And hell, he’s got the Black vote cinched with, “I have a great relationship with the blacks.”

Wow! Two major voting blocks taken care of and throw in the Tea Party ….. well it might be a Trumpslide!

And if you are concerned you may be convinced with this, “I’m a really smart guy.”

Now where most of the candidates don’t have answers to global warming Donald does,

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

Now how could you argue with that?

But the Donald is an environmentalist at heart, “It’s Friday. How many bald eagles did wind turbines kill today? They are an environmental & aesthetic disaster.”

“How much money did Barack Obama waste today on crony green energy projects?”

Funny little side note: This week Donny lost his court case against Scotland over the placing of a wind-farm off the coast of and in view of Trump’s golf resort. It seems that Scotland feels that cutting carbon emissions and creating jobs was more important than Trump’s view. He’s appealed.

And then there is Lindsey Graham’s defense of Traitor John McCain’s military record with his tweet:

“If there was ever any doubt that @realDonaldTrump should not be our commander in chief, this stupid statement should end all doubt,” Graham said. “If there was ever any doubt that he should not be the #GOP standard bearer, his growing mountain of stupid statements should end all doubt.” 

Graham also called Donny a “jackass”!

And oh yes, like any play yard squabble Donny comes back with calling Graham a “lightweight”  and giving out Graham’s personal phone number to the crowd.

Adding, “He’s got zero in the polls.”

Now before you get mixed up …….. these are all grown adult men who wish to run the “free world”!

And people question Tubularsock’s chances in 2016 …… GET REAL!

No really. Tubularsock this morning not only tied his own shoes but poured his own cereal into his little blue bowl and added soy milk.

Now you tell Tubularsock, with the field running for President having a President that can tie his own shoes is a major qualification!


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What do you think it means that the United States in 2014 carried out 443 drone attacks?

There were 377 in Pakistan, 59 in Yemen, and 7 in Somalia and what is striking is the fact that we are not at war with any of those nations.

And even more confusing Pakistan, we are told, is an ally.

So what are we doing?

Now there was a time in our history where we declared war against some country BEFORE we bombed the shit out of them.

But Tubularsock thinks that that must be one of those quaint old-fashioned ideas.

You know, like honesty, integrity, and honor. Which are all passé if we ever really had them in the first place. But Tubularsock remembers a day when at least we thought we had them.

Today we know we don’t. And Tubularsock thinks that without a guiding principle we as a country lack relevancy. Just why are we killing hundreds of thousands of people? What is the purpose?

No one really believes any longer that we are doing it to promote democracy and freedom. Especially when it has become obvious that those goals have been weakened in our own country to a dangerous level on the way to extinction.

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A lack luster election with no more than the old tweedledee-tweedledum candidates all “officially” lying to “the people”. “The People” all know that they are lying to them yet some are still willing to stand with signs and balloons and play like they are excited. Even THAT is an obvious lie. Really, watch their faces as the camera pans as a candidate is speaking and you tell Tubularsock what you see.

Our society is one of the most violent in the world. We kill each other at an alarming rate. We have the largest prison population in the world. We are drugged out of our minds. Far more than any other society in the world. And Tubularsock is speaking about “legal” drugs and their effect. These are the drugs that “respectable” people use. The ones rubber stamped by the government as safe as doctors hand them out like candy!

The only thing it appears that the U.S. is good at any longer is shipping our jobs overseas and having the largest military presence in the world today. Both noble goals for sure. Hell! We’re #1 in both!

Now don’t think that Tubularsock is going into morose-land here. No, there is always a silver lining.

You see Disney/Pixar released TOY STORY 4 last month and as The ‘Honest Trailer’ for ‘Toy Story’ explains:

“Get ready for the classic children’s film all about jealousy, broken dreams and the existential dread that you will one day outlive your purpose and be replaced by someone newer and better. … You know, classic Pixar stuff.”

Ain’t Amerikkka just great?

So now go out to your street and kick all the burned out fireworks left as litter from the Fourth of July Independence Celebration. Blowing things up is the national pastime.