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IT COSTS TOO MUCH!

You know, Tubularsock finds all the debates over “How Are We Going To Pay For It” such an odd concept.

“Money” is just a concept, an idea out there in the space. IT IS MADE UP!

At one time “they” attempted to tag money to some physical reality like GOLD.

And GOLD too is just a physical concept due to agreement …… really, in truth it is worthless. UNLESS you agree it has value and then BY AGREEMENT it has value.

Now Tubularsock has always valued potato chips, no really. Potato Chips have value.

And as a means of value there is a problem with potato chips because in Tubularsock’s case, once Tubularsock has eaten the potato chips, well you can see why others chose GOLD.

OH my, Tubularsock digresses.

Well when people speak about Medicare For All or The Green New Deal or even Welfare for the poor the chorus is “WE DON’T HAVE THE MONEY”.

“HOW CAN WE GET THE MONEY?” “WHO’S GOING TO PAY FOR THAT?”

Well it is just a matter of priorities, we just have to change the agreement.

For example, back in 2013 TIME MAGAZINE did a study of cost-per-flight-hour data for U.S. military aircraft.

Now it is 2019 so you can be positive that the cost reflection is way, way, way, way higher now. In fact, you can count on it.

But somehow we can afford these costs. Now why is that? And then, if we shifted these costs to helping the poor and healthcare and the environment then how could it cost any more than we are spending right now.

You see the money is already being spent and we have it to spend so let’s not spend it on what we are already spending it on and rather on what we really need!

So check this out:

To fly Air Force One (The President’s “ride”) it costs $161,591.00 a FLIGHT-HOUR! That is not the cost of the on the ground costs this cost is the cost while it is in the air!

The President’s Huey Helicopter (This is the President “chopped-ride”) cost $13,634.00 a FLIGHT-HOUR!

Would you like to add up OrangeTweets hours on these two aircraft to just deliver his orange-fat body to Mar-a-Lago for golf! And this is for 2017 IN Flight Cost.

The cost of on ground expenses for the Secret Service and Coast Guard protection and staff costs are not reflected in these costs.

Well, 6 million 6 hundred thousand dollars for IN FLIGHT COST only and this is JUST FOR Mar-a-Lago trips!

 


Melania & OrangeTweet with the Secretary Of The Deplorables, Tubularsock deplaning THE Mar-A-Lago Express …………. FOUR!

 

Now the difficulty of exacting these figures is a challenge because many sources use different base lines depending on what agenda they are trying to push. And “in flight hour cost” are always rising so good luck on keeping up.

And this is not just an OrangeTweet issue. Obummer spent $96.9 million on travel during his 8 years of his Presidency but presently OrangeTweet is running about a half of million A MONTH more and that is JUST THE COST OF AIRFARE!

However, picky, picky, picky. The point is not that the President wastes money traveling BUT that money could be spent far better for citizens needs.

 

But why stop there?

The Global Hawk Drone cost $49,089.00 (2013 rate) a flight hour …… remember that is just while it is in the air. EVERY HOUR IN THE AIR.

Oh and it can surpass 30 hours in a single flight. Which means that for that one flight the cost is $1 million, 472 thousand, 670 dollars.

But there must be a cost to build this thing, right?

Yep!

The “fly away cost” from the factory of a Global Hawk Drone was in $10,000,000.00 in 1994 BUT by 2013 the price became $69,900,000.00 each and then went to $131,400,000.00 each! (that is MILLION )

This price hike is known as a COST OVERRUN to some but to others, Tubularsock included, it is massive CORPORATE WELFARE and it happens all the time.

Seems no one notices except when some homeless man cheats with his food stamps!
And then we have a Congressional Investigation on this cheating of the system.

And we do this all with righteous indignation!

But corporate welfare to Northrop Grumman is just business as usual.

The Global Hawk Drone is the type that Iran just shot down after it crossed into their air space. Oh well, $131 million. WE CAN AFFORD ANOTHER ONE, right? It’s just the cost of doing business!

But the beat goes on:

Remember the per flight hour is the time the plane is in the air and has nothing to do with the cost of maintenance or the incredible price tag and COST OVERRUNS of each of these and many others of the thousands of planes that the USAF fly EVERYDAY!

And as Tubularsock is writing this, OrangeFuck is planning his Military Bull Shit Offensive for the 4th of July and the outrageous costs that will be wasted and then to hear, WE CAN’T AFFORD FREE EDUCATION FOR ALL —– HORSE SHIT!

No, it is priorities NOT money that is the issue.

But here is the critical part, this is not a Democrap vs. Republican’t issue!

THIS IS A TRANSITIONAL ISSUE!

What kind of world do you want to live in?
And YOU decide!

When you step outside of your door every morning, YOU choose what you meet.
Don’t think so ………….. try it and pay attention!

Don’t fear ………. Tubularsock will turn back to cynicism tomorrow, promise!

 

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TUBULARSOCK’S ODE TO
“AN EXTREMELY STABLE GENIUS”

 

I know you must be kidding
I know it can’t be so
I don’t even think it’s funny
Like a looney-toony show
It is rather sad and disruptive
For one to have to know
As if the swamp has risen
And gummed up all the flow
I stand in waders to my chest
Knowing I just must go
And yet my feet are planted
That’s why I’m being slow
The economy is booming
If you believe what you’ve been told
Don’t pay attention to the stores
as they stand in line to fold
And the job rate is as high as it has ever been
But working three jobs to cover one has got to be a sin
And with all the farmers put on welfare to cover tariff loss
With foreclosures and suicides that’s pretty heavy gloss
Oh did I mention factory job loss and infrastructure troubles
Not to worry, not to worry just stay inside your bubble
But hell, our wars are working really fine with record profits made
And if we add a couple more we can cover up the shade
And rest assured with all of this that I have shared between us
NEVER WILL IT BE SOLVED, BY OUR …… “extremely stable genius”!

 

OH NO! GROPEN’ JOE BIDEN

Well like Tubularsock constantly says, “there is always something”.

And the “deplorables” make up much of the U.S. population …….. No! really.

Now don’t get mixed up. Killery first used the term “deplorables”, aiming at the low IQ or rather the NO IQ Dump supporters. Proving the Tubularsock Theory that no IQ-er’s stick together. (That’s Science!)

However when the “backlash” came in after her statement she did the regular political jig of re-framing the statement.

The only difficulty that Tubularsock can see about the term “deplorables” is that they span the entire American political system.

Tubularsock is not a firm believer in counting the votes of dead people in order to rig an election, even though many of the dead are smarter than living Americans, nor is Tubularsock a firm believer in running a DEAD-PAST-OVER-FINISHED-CANDIDATE for President of the United States.

Enter stage RIGHT ……… Gropen’ Joe Biden! The man who believes that sticking his nose and mouth into a woman’s ear or hair and wishing them advice or encouragement is a little outdated but WAS ok to do IN THE PAST.

Gropen’ Joe has JUST figured out that uncomfortable encounters or instances of inappropriate touching isn’t like it was in the good old days. Times have changed NOW and he understands that “social norms are changing” and “the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset.”

NO Gropen’ Joe, IT NEVER HAS BEEN OK! You old crusty fuck!

 

Creepy to say the least but slimy old egalitarian Joe sometimes let his hand wondered in all the wrong places.

 

Oh sure it’s creepy, but hell Gropen’ Joe has been around the block dozens of times and now the corporate Democrats are attempting  Resurrection and are just as out of touch with the American electorate as they were when they attempted to dump Killery-The-Bitch on the nation, which led to Head-Stuck-Up-His-Ass-Dump winning!

 

But OLD Gropen’ Joe also has other opinions about women which may be a little ahhh, well chauvinistic.

Like Gropen’ Joe’s view on abortion.

Gropen’ Joe believes that the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe vs Wade “went too far”!

AND “I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body.”

And as far as Tubularsock knows, no one has asked Gropen’ Joe, IF HE THINKS A MAN SHOULD HAVE THE SOLE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN TO HIS ERECTION OR NOT.

 

It may be a good idea that we keep the fucking government and the fucking church out of our fucking bedrooms. Now that is a FUCKING good idea!

 

NOW, you guessed it …….. that ain’t all folks!

There was the case of Anita Hill and now Justice All Hands Clarence Thomas who because of his fine upstanding sexual harassment became a Supreme Court Justice. No, Gropen’ Joe voted against Thomas’ nomination but he blocked Anita Hill’s corroborate witnesses to Thomas’ sexual conduct from speaking even though they were all present and ready to testify.

And who would be surprised from a guy who believes that a woman doesn’t have a right to say what should happen to her body!

 

However Gropen’ Joe makes a fine candidate for the Black vote.

If you haven’t paid attention, he had the highest respect for Strom Thurmond and Jessie Helms both solid racists. Gropen’ Joe also held a solid opposition to and successfully pushed through legislation against bussing that denied equal education to minority children trapped in underfunded school districts.

Another fine “freedom fighter”, that’s Ol’ Gropen’ Joe!

And we can’t forget his backing along with Strom Thurmond a bill that abolished parole for federal prisoners and the passing of  a bill that set a mandated 5-year term for anyone convicted of possessing a tiny piece of crack, creating the famous disparity in sentencing between “white drugs” and “black drugs.” Thus increasing the Black prison population.

NOTE: The way that legislation worked was a tiny bit of “crack cocaine” carried a 5 year mandatory sentence. And crack at the time was used primarily in the Black community. However “powdered cocaine” was not tied to the 5 year mandatory sentence thus saving all those White lawyers, White stock brokers, White bankers, and White Congress members from going to jail. Seems fair to ol’joe!

But don’t fear ………. Ol’ Gropen’ Joe in January of this year has cleared all that up by saying he “regretted” his tough-on-crime bills during his time in Congress. Well, oh gosh. That should settle all that prison time for the Black folk!

But what captures Ol’ Gropen’ Joe’s “old-timey” ways toward Blacks is best expressed in this statement about Obummer in 2007:

“. . . the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Will, yessa massa’ ……… “bright and clean”!

All Tubularsock has to say is if ANY Black person votes for this “ol’ timey” racist grandpa, you deserve what you get!

 

Are you tired yet? Oh sure, Tubularsock can continue ………….. ad nauseam really!

 

Let’s look at the ability, just like Step-‘en-Fetch-It Obama, Gropen’ Joe will bend over and take it up the ass by Corporate America. And he’s proven it time and again!

Gropen’ Joe is a big Big BIG supporter of the Banksters! He, over the years, has bent over backwards to please them. Gropn’ Joe supported the to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act helping free the banks of Delaware to gamble with great success that helped to lead to the 2008 financial “to big to fail” collapse of run away banking.

Oh, yep ……… Gropen’ Joe has said he regrets this vote to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act but you know others lost their houses and pensions which just helped the White middle class folks FEEL like the Black folks.

Gropen’ Joe walked away unscathed. So FUCK YOU!

And Gropen’ Joe has served his Bankster friends by passing a long series of laws denying students the protection of bankruptcy laws. Students today cannot escape their huge debts and must accept lifelong poverty like responsible adults as corporations go bankrupt and still walk away without concern. Well hell, that’s Capitalism!

 

And let us not forget Gropen’ Joe’s support in the past of building a FENCE along the Southern boarder to keep out those “illegals” from bringing drugs to the U.S.!

As everyone ALWAYS has known, 90% of drugs coming into the U.S. has never gone through the Southern boarder, but rather through Ports of Entry such as Miami, New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, and Kalamazoo!

Some of the best cocaine Tubularsock ever tried was smuggled into SF harbor inside a cargo container of high resin skateboards from Brazil. The resin kept the sniffing drug dogs from picking up the scent. The not so amazing thing about this is that this was a weekly occurrence.

Oh well, Tubularsock lost contact with these smugglers and found that cocaine never really worked for Tubularsock. Tubularsock’s metabolism has always moved at a far greater rate than any “lift” coke could provide. So what’s the point?

And Tubularsock has a stack or is it a line of stuff here but Tubularsock is only going to mention one more thing about sleepy Gropen’ Joe and that is his MIDDLE OF THE ROAD position when it come to the New Green Deal.

Middle of the road is not a safe place to stand on ANY issue except for the gutless and it is there that Gropen’ Joe is at the height of his ability, GUTLESS! Fucking who needs that?

As for climate change and the environment there is NO TRUE DEBATE. Man has ruined the air, the water, the soil of this earth and all FOR WHAT? PROFIT???

It is way past time to turn this around and stop trying to “prove” or “not prove” if man is responsible for fucking all this up ……….. look at the rivers, the ocean, the air!

Even the most backward, uneducated, primitive creature has enough “common” sense to not shit in the water hole …….. NOT MAN!

 

Wow, ALL THIS TO SAY ……….. NO ON BIDEN!

Wake up and find a new creative direction rather than following a walking dead grandpa with no guts. And if the Democrats insist like they did with pushing Killery they will lose again.

Wake the fuck up!

Of course some thing still hold true:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUMP NOWHERE WALL— END OF THE LINE

 

Here’s a question for you America First Lovers. As OrangeTweet continues to promote a useless and limited wall to nowhere, Russia, India and Iran are working toward a 7,200-km long lane mixing sea and rail routes essentially linking the Indian Ocean with the Persian Gulf through Iran and Russia and further on down the road, to Europe.

The Japanese are looking toward a revamped Trans-Siberian Railway to improve trade connections with Russia and China. This too will help tie North and South Korea and Vietnam into closer economic ties as well.

There is no invasion here. No military attacks on sovereign countries or military bases being forced on any of them from the outside.

Just maybe that American Imperialism isn’t looking so good and the fact that we are losing on every front may mean that the U.S. is doing something drastically WRONG!

You know, if you really have something beneficial to offer, people will gravitate toward it. Not fight it. They’ll steal it!

Interesting that China and Russia are putting huge sums of money into infrastructure while we keep dumping huge sums of money into military exploits.

And on top of that the “best” plan is an ego-wall for the emperor!

The times have reversed …….. the end of the Han Dynasty in America?

TRUMP: THE TURKEY REFLECTION

 

Now tell Tubularsock, just what in the fuck is the President of the United States of America taking the time to “PARDON A TURKEY”?

Well, it makes perfect sense.

It is a perfect extension of American policy. What we do in reality is ALWAYS the opposite of what we say we are doing! Get it yet?

We support the concept of Democracy for the People of the world by supporting, arming, training any dictatorial regime that will support U.S. imperialism. EVEN IF WE have to overthrow a democratically elected government voted in by the people if it doesn’t conform to American hegemony!

Our national leader pardon’s ONE Turkey and then we as a nation go out and have 46 million turkeys slaughtered to eat on one day EVERY YEAR!

Eighty-eight per cent of American families surveyed by the National Turkey Federation eat turkey at Thanksgiving.

 

Which bring us right to the National Turkey Federation. Tubularsock bets you never knew we had one, now did you?

Yep, we sure do and it is an international non-profit organization whose mission is ‘the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage” to kill wild turkeys. Wow, another loyal corporate lobbying group pushing ahead for managing the kill.

Pretty much like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems for people killing. Sautéed in a French wine sauce and it almost brings our taste buds back to our colonial past.

JUST LIKE THANKSGIVING!

But you really have to ponder, just a little bit, don’t let it get in the way of the leftovers ad nauseam.

Just how culturally programed are we? FUCKING, LIKE TOTALITY!

Here is how, and it will show you that most people BELIEVE ANYTHING if it is packaged right and repeated long enough. (WOULD YOU like to name a president that hasn’t used that technique?)

National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation is a ceremony that takes place at the White House every year shortly before Thanksgiving. It dates back to the 1940’s as a lobbying technique to promote turkey sales. For a while it was a joint lobbying and marketing tool for the egg and poultry industry as well but that ended and the turkey trot won out.

It wasn’t until 1989 that the concept of “pardon” took hold and caught on to this day. Interesting that the CIA President Daddy Bush was the President to start that tradition.

But still what is lost in this entire scam is the only “tradition” in any of this is turkey sales!

Capitalism at its best ……. NO MEANING, JUST MONEY!

An important moral side note for those that have any morality left in this society:

Benjamin Franklin, who proposed the turkey as the official United States’ bird, was dismayed when the bald eagle was chosen over the turkey.

“Franklin wrote to his daughter, referring to the eagle’s “bad moral character,” saying, “I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country!

The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.”

Just goes to show you that the birds you hang with corrupt your vision. Tubularsock believes your mother told you the same thing about your friends. Right?

 

THE CAREENING CARAVAN OF CHAOS!

You know, Tubularsock really doesn’t know exactly where to begin.
Should it be the Monroe Doctrine?

Nah, Monroe’s dead.

Should it be the United Fruit Company?

Nah, that banana has already been shoved up your ass.

Just how much history do you know when it comes to Latin America.

What country has placed into power and supported more dictators and despots in Latin America than any other country in the world?

YOUR COUNTRY BONKEE!

The United States of America.

So what in the fuck is all this raging about THE CARAVAN coming toward our precious boarders?

The Fox News Whorelets on the morning show provided a story about THE CARAVAN which as usual Dumb-Shit-Dump got all animated about and went off on it.

Of course, neither the Fox News Whorelets or Dumb-Shit-Dump know anything about the subject AT ALL ………… DUMB FUCKS ALL, to coin a phrase.

 

(Enter Tubularsock stage left)

Now lets get something straight, right off the top. This Caravan Thing is a YEARLY PROTEST and the goal is to raise awareness of the conditions many are fleeing in Central America. And many of these conditions have been created by the United States! (ask Killery)

This particular “Via Cruz” (annual marches), organized by Pueblo Sin Fronteras (The People Without Borders), is now in its eighth year and is made up of mostly Central Americans.

This protest started with about 1200 people and most will end their protest by the time they hit Mexico City. Only 150 to 200 people will continue to the U.S. boarder to APPLY FOR ASYLUM. Get it? They are not sneaking into the U.S. THEY ARE APPLYING FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM!  Which is condoned by both U.S. and International Law.

 

Now Dump is claiming that because of his exposure of this CAREENING CARAVAN OF CHAOS it has been broken up BUT THIS HAPPENS EVERY YEAR and only a handful of refugees EVER ask for political asylum from the U.S. at the boarder.

Dump has nothing to do with it! Except to show that like EVERYTHING ELSE he does he is CLUELESS! A real DUMB FUCK SUPREME!

But lets get a more complete view of this entire mess. As much as Tubularsock thinks that Dump is a complete ASSHOLE, Tubularsock does not exclude Killery and Step-en-fetch-it-Obummer as complete and utter ASSHOLES as well.

For Tubularsock this is a family of assholes!

And it is all based on Corporate Democrats and Corporate Republicans and the fact that it is well established that the Corporate “member” being rammed up Trump’s, Hillary’s and Obama’s asshole is plainly de rigueur!

And that is why we get the same foreign policy because it is based NOT ON PEOPLE but on profit and profit is what is defined as PROTECTING AMERICAN INTERESTS!

But Mr. and Mrs. Citizen, it is not necessarily in YOUR INTERESTS!

AND if your stupidity wasn’t so tragic if would be FUNNY!

 

 

So lets look at where the need for this protest was created.

In the spring of 2009, Killery used her position as Obummer’s first Secretary of State to help the right-wing Honduran military and business class overthrow the democratically elected government of Honduras.

Of course the reasons given for doing this were all humanitarian and the love of the Honduran people ……. WE DID IT FOR THEM!

Of course, most Americans didn’t even know where Honduras was let alone understand that the Honduran people’s democratic vote didn’t agree with America’s investment class so Killery and Obummer backed installation of an authoritarian, oligarchic right-wing government.

Oh, did Tubularsock mention that the new elected democratic government was planning to kick the U.S. out of its air base and use it as a national airport? Hmmm. The U.S. installed dictator allowed the U.S. to keep its air base. Pays to have friends, now doesn’t it!

Hey, it has been the AMERICAN WAY in all Central and South American history.

That is what the Monroe Doctrine was all about in the first place!
The U.S. “sphere of influence” …….

So the U.S. CREATED the refugee crisis in Honduras and in Iraq, and in Syria, and in Libya because we destabilized these areas for our own interests and then we turn our backs on the refugees THAT WE CREATED like it was their fault that we bomb the fuck out of them.

BUT REST “ABSURD” WE DID THIS ALL FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS!

 

REMEMBER SYRIA?

The question of the hour …… WHEN IS INTERVENTION in someone else’s country not a war?

 

Somehow Tubularsock recalls Fat-Tweet-Trump on the campaign trail in October of 2016 saying, “What we should do is focus on ISIS. We should not be focusing on Syria, you’re going to end up in World War III over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton.”

Well, Tubularsock figures that FTT did listen to Hillary Clinton and this last week Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the United States with several thousand troops on the ground in Syria will keep those troops there until the government of President Bashar al-Assad is overthrown.

 

So now, WE ARE BACK TO REGIME CHANGE again.
Though in truth we never really left the idea … and like Obummer before him, Orange Tweet just lied.

Which makes him in with Obummer and the Witch Clinton. However Trump’s stay in Syria will be the most “Bigly” stay “Ever”! No one’s stay in Syria has EVER been as BIGLY!

Just goes to show you how weak and slimy Fat-Tweet-Trump happens to be. All the signs of a small dick. Thank you Stormy.

But Tubularsock would say that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson statement is what really takes the cake as when he spouted, “President Bashar al-Assad regime is corrupt, and its methods of governance and economic development have increasingly excluded certain ethnic and religious groups.”

And Saudi Arabia? Israel? Ukraine? Sounds pretty close to all of them but we’re not sending troops into those “allies” countries, now are we …… yet.

It appears that Tillerson is getting confused between the actions of the Assad Administration and the actions of the Trump Administration and their social and economic policies toward their respective citizens.

Oh well, who counts?

So let’s get real and down right personal. Has a Syrian EVER caused YOU any harm in your entire life?

Well?

You see, that is why 9/11 shouldn’t be taken so seriously by Americans. Our country 9/11’s Syria EVERYDAY and that seems to be accepted by the American public. So let’s get over those damn 3000 dead and move on.

The U.S. 9/11’ed Iraq, Libya, and even Yemen and we want to push on to Iran!

And you recall the American’s silly question after 9/11, right?

“Why did they attack us?”
And the Bush Administration said it was BECAUSE OF OUR FREEDOM?

Yeah …… our freedom to blow them up at will. Our freedom to “influence” their elections. Our freedom to take their resources.

If this question and answer seems ridiculous to you then you are on the correct track.

If this is still your question, then ask yourself which country in the world has been at war 222 out of 239 Years of its existence? Our country has been at war 93% of our time calculated as of March 19, 2017. (http://freakonometrics.hypotheses.org/50473)

AND MANY OF THESE WARS THE U.S. WERE THE AGGRESSOR!

MAYBE MOST IF THE OVERALL VIEW IS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

 

And our goal is to destabilize the country or regions in order to control. The United States has no interest in the people but with their resources and geographic positioning.

That is why we’ll bomb a village, town, or city to “save” it! OH, but ONLY in the name of humanity!

So in truth 9/11 was just “blowback” we deserved.
But American’s were made to believe that “THEY” did it to us!
THE DECEIVED ARE DIRECTED MORE EASILY!