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LESSER OF TWO EVILS: THE STORY

 

There has been an old wives’ tale which has been promoted Tubularsock’s entire life, so far, and it is this:

When it comes to Presidential Elections it is always the choice between THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS.

And the fun part is that far too many people still haven’t been convinced that it really applies to ALL THEIR representation in the halls of government.

You no longer have to attempt to dig for corruption in office because they now do it so blatantly with NO CONSEQUENCE what so ever! Case in point, Nancy Pelosi’s Corporate giveaway including bailing out her husband’s business interests. THAT is what paid for that expensive ice cream in her freezer drawer of her $24,000.00 refrigerator, perhaps!

And yes the citizens that believes that their representative care at all about them and their needs are not bright and being non-thinkers haven’t even awakened to the FACT that the President and the Congress and the Supreme Court doesn’t even have any interest in representing them.

That is why the so called “American Dream” has become the “American Nightmare”.

AND BOTH OF THESE REQUIRE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO REMAIN ASLEEP!

That is why the so called “American Middle Class” has diminished and the American Poor and Homeless has skyrocketed in the last thirty years.

Have you noticed?

YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS. And if you don’t it may surprise you that you are dead.
Hell, just as well.

Because if you don’t know this then you can not be alive to the reality of what has been going on around you for your entire life. Even if your 8th grade civics book told you differently! WE’VE BEEN HAD!

As Tubularsock watches “people” (zombies really) cheering Trump or Biden it is utterly amazing!

If you have paid attention the “LESSER OF TWO EVILS” has boiled down to exactly what we as a nation are experiencing this election.

We have FINALLY boiled it down to CORE-EVIL.

The American broth has been totally boiled away. And there is absolutely no intelligent or even inspiring leadership ANYWHERE on the national horizon. And what do you expect?

After years of voting for the lessor we were bound to get to the bottom ……….. AND WE NOW ARE THERE!

If you are stupid enough to believe that fucking Biden is going to be better than that despicable Trump then you are soooooo fucking wrong.

These guys are just pawns of the people they represent, THE RICH!

NOT YOU DUMB FUCK!

Need proof?

Who was bailed out back when the economy tanked under the pseudo-Kneegrow Obummer?

THE BANKS.

And pretty much wiped out the Black middle class as well as fringe homeowners who needed to be backed to keep their home investments but SAVED the BANKS without anyone (ok, one guy) having to take responsibility for plundering the American economy. They got away Scott Free and EVEN got huge bonuses! And Obummer got paid off with outrageous speech fees after he left office from those BANKS he served.

He even joked with them that he was the only thing between “them and the pitchforks”! That is just how clear he was of his role in the robbery!

This was the Democraps with Step-en-Fetch-It Obummer being the good “boy” for the “good ol’ boys”.

And who was bailed out in our current economic crisis?

THE CORPORATIONS.

With pocket changed grudgingly given to the working class.

This was the Republican’ts with the White-less Orange Turd being the naughty “boy” for the “good ol‘ boys”.

And yet people are unwilling to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY and go to the streets and refuse to allow this election to proceed until a responsible leader can be found. Stop the train until we get new wheels!

Wouldn’t THAT scare the rich and powerful if the citizen awakened?

Alas, SLAVES RARELY REVOLT.

Cheers.

 

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”!

 

THE GREEN NEW DEAL

 

What is it with this New Green Deal? Read it.

All it is is a package of policy proposals that aims to address global warming, and the financial crises. It is a starting platform for possible changes that may or may not work but it’s a beginning of the discussion.

Currently we have a head up their butts denial of ANY climate effect done by humans with even one screwball Republican that says that the climate change solution can come about by fucking more and having more babies!

And some people think Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is nutty?

If you haven’t noticed, here is the current lay of the land.

You have AOC with her intelligence and concern for the future and the Diane Feinstein, Chuck Suhumer, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the corporate Democrats and Mitch McConnell with a Republican Party who are ALL heavily invested in a FLAT EARTH SOCIETY agreement.

They are all DINOSAURS with no vision for the future because they are already dead!

Tubularsock would rather see what COULD HAPPEN rather than follow the dinosaurs.

Remember what happened last time? Earth 1, dinosaurs 0.

At least Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is alive!

 

THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF 2018

 

Well a fucking HO-HO-HO to everyone.

Another year is closing and world peace and goodwill toward men is headed for the exit.

The Government is shut down.

The Stock Market is headed toward the depths of hell.

The Congress is not willing to throw 5 billion on blocks to build “The Wall”.

The Orange-Child is kicking, pouting, and tweeting about …. whatever.

And it is business as usual in good old Amerikkka.

For Tubularsock it is that happy time of year when total strangers yell out “Merry Christmas”, or the much more PC, “Happy Holidays” to you.

Of course, Tubularsock yells back …… “Same to ya fella, and so’s your mother.”

 

And Tubularsock’s favorite Christmas past time, sitting on a bench and watching people ladened with gaily colorful packages stepping over the homeless in order to get home with their happy treasures to share in Christmas cheer BEFORE the credit card bills arrive.

 

Well hell, they gave 20 bucks to a food bank what else can one do?

So with total optimism Tubularsock faces 2019 because we can all hope that it can get worse which then will make all this current shit become, “The Good Old Days”!

 

TARIFF & BEER

 

A half ass Trump produces half ass policies producing half ass outcomes for a half ass country!

HOW PERFECT! Oh yes, American Exceptionalism!

Could the dumb ass get any better than this?

 

 

COKE is raising its prices and BEER is going up. Damn, those TRUMP TARIFFS are sure helping out us deplorables!

But rest assured the soybean farmers are going on corporate welfare, BMW are raising it’s prices and Harley-Davidson is moving some of its work out of the country.

Goldman Sachs projects Ford and GM will both lose $1 billion each this year because of Trump’s tariffs.

Well hell, it’s only money!

 

The interesting problem is that the trade war with China sets in motion a loss in market share.

And the longer all this continues, soybean farming will grow in other countries and once that becomes established it may NEVER shift back to the way it was before Trump’s destruction of the American soybean farmers.

But that doesn’t really matter. Fucking Dump hasn’t any stock in soybeans!

So, you got to admit that no one except The Imbecile In Chief could have bankrupted a gambling casino but THAT is the “brilliance” of Dump’s business aptitude.

You’ll understand what direction we are going economically when you see the first “garage sale” on the White House front lawn. Cash Only!

 

Just what is it about this constant “forever war” syndrome that we find ourselves in as a country?

Are YOU really that afraid of OTHER?

And just what is it that we don’t understand about people in another country risking their lives to protect their country from aggression?

Wouldn’t YOU protect our country from aggression from a foreign country if they were attacking us?

So just who is this fabled AGGRESSOR?

Well, that’s simple ………… THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. None other!

Now recently we have gone through two Presidential election cycles where the WAR ISSUE was a major factor. And in both cases the winners were Obummer and Orange Tweet both of whom indicated that they wanted to alter the country’s direction away from “foreign wars”.

Oh sure, the American public bought it …….. they always do.

Historically you’ll find that the American public has ALWAYS been against going to war. In fact, in most cases you’ll find that it is true of most populations world wide.

So why is there so much war?


In the first three months of 2017 U.S.-led bombing reached 10,918 bombs and missiles dropped on Syria alone. A country that never, ever posed a threat to the United States.

After 16 years we are still fighting in Afghanistan. A country that never, ever posed a threat to the United States.

We have totally destroyed Iraq but are still fighting there. Another country that never, ever posed a threat to the United States.

Have you noticed a trend here?

Let’s, for the fun of it, jump back to Vietnam for a second. The number of people we killed in Vietnam and the numbers of American that were stupid enough to go to “protect American interests” and die in a complete an utter failure is just shameful.
The arch enemy that was Vietnam “won” that war and remained “communist” and THEN in 2016:  “HANOI — The Obama administration announced Monday that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam . . .” (Washington Post 5/23/16)

So all it took was an arms deal to be friends? Think on this. All those people dead and now we are selling arms to Vietnam that will kill more people?

OMG ——The Russians! We have to protect ourselves from those aggressive Russians so we threaten them with economic sanctions, nuclear first strike, we place missiles in Europe pointed at them, we build up American military forces at their boarders AND WE CALL THEM AGGRESSIVE?

Yet, the U.S. makes exceptions to sanctions against Russia by lifting bans on Russia’s sales to us of Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines. “It is worth mentioning that Russia’s RD-180 rocket engines, possessing unparalleled performance US firms have yet to match, will be used to launch payloads into Earth orbit for the US Department of Defense.” (Activist Post 1/7/16)

And, “The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday eased economic sanctions on Russia, allowing some cyber-security transactions with the Russian Federal Security Service . . .” (USATODAY Feb. 2, 2017)

So the U.S. can agree to trade contracts and cooperation with Russia, BUT WE CAN’T AGREE ON PEACE WITH EACH OTHER?

And what do we agree with the Russians on?

Rockets??? So, where is all this “fear” we are supposed to believe in that Russia is so dangerous?

Cyber-security transactions??? After all that fear of Russians hacking the last election?

 

 

And just check out American oil interests in partnership with Russian firms!

But hell, that’s not all!

Look into JUST the Trump Family contractual agreements with CHINA alone. It will make even your eyes become slanted!

Finally, Tubularsock will save your reading time and just bottom line this for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUMP’S VagCHINA DIALOGUE

Now here is something scary for you. Donald El Orange is having a meet-up with China’s President Xi Jinping at Mar a Lago.

Funny how everything sounds “foreign” in that sentence to Tubularsock’s American ears.

They will be talking about trade policy.

Well, not El Orange. He doesn’t even know how to hold a chop stick let alone how many container cargo shipping containers it takes to ship Chinese chop sticks to our shores.

So he’s not much good except with positive or negative platitudes.

And THERE ARE NO others in this current administration that knows ANYTHING about China.

“But without a competent and proven Asia specialist team in place, the fog of uncertainty will only thicken over the Trump administration’s commitment to and understanding of the region.” Heydarian & Crispin, Asian Times 4/6/17

Now there are some guys that have been mentioned to take on the Asian “portfolio” like Jonathan Galaviz, a business consultant and frequent commentator on the gaming and casino industries in Asia may be picked to a top Asia-oriented State Department post.

And who doesn’t need a specialist in “gaming and casino” skills when dealing with China!

“Trump’s inability to assemble a team of senior expert officials to direct the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council (NSC) policies toward Asia is one of several vacuums . . . to emerge in his two-and-a-half-month old administration. Critics say the vacuum has resulted in wild lurches in policy and pronouncements, and sewn confusion with allies and adversaries alike.” Heydarian & Crispin, Asian Times 4/6/17

So far Donald’s Asia Policy seems to have been threats of potential trade actions against various Asian nations, including China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and others.

So the old fashion Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends And Influence People is not a strong suit in Donald El Orange’s bailiwick.

But NEVER FEAR! Whenever Tubularsock is confronted with major “Oriental” dilemmas, Tubularsock puts down his double neat shot of Single Barrel Kentucky Wild Turkey and reaches for his favorite IMPORTED Japanese Sake dispensing with those small little cups and drinking it Wild-Western-Style from the bottle!

THAT’S TUBULARSOCK’S ASIAN TRADE POLICY!

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JOBS JOBS EVERYWHERE!

IT HAS TO BE TRUE, THE ORANGE MAN SAID IT …….. AH, DIDN’T HE?

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Oh golly gee, Ivanka’s Asian-made clothing isn’t rushing back to America any time soon.
Why? Are you kidding, get serious …….. The United States IMPORTS 97.3% of its clothing!

There is no infrastructure left within the United States to even support a clothing industry let alone labor costs.

For some reason Americans are prima-donna workers! They want to get PAID for their work which leads to this example.

New Balance shoes, makes some of its shoes in American factories. While New Balance shoes that are made outside the U.S. start at $65, its American-made shoes start at $165. (CBS News)

The bottom line is that the entire “Bringing Back American Jobs” is hopefully a wake up call for all those that really believed THE ORANGE MAN. It will come as a shock to most of THE ORANGE MAN’s supporters but will that translate into a backlash of support or will they just all go back to sleep?

More than likely they’ll blame it on some poor immigrant who has come here to try and make some money because the U.S. has destroyed their own country’s economy.

But as a side observation, it appears to Tubularsock that it is oxymoronic to interview a Trump supporter on American job policy in a WalMart parking lot. Or maybe it is just Tubularsock.

But after all is said and done, Tubularsock does have hope …….. the empire may collapse from within and Tubularsock has already purchased front row seats! BURN BABY BURN!

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Tube heading booksWHO’S ON FIRST?
Ok ……….. President Elect Tweet isn’t Laural and Hardy……… YET!
But looking at his minions …… Holy Shit, as the Pope would say.

But what does he stand for?

So far President Elect Tweet has changed his position on torture because he talked with Four Star General James N. Mattis and Mattis said, “(He) found more value in building trust and rewarding cooperation with terrorism suspects: “‘Give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers, and I’ll do better.’”(NY Times)

On the link between human activity and climate change Tweet now says, “I think there is some connectivity … it depends on how much.” Now on the surface that doesn’t seem like much of a change but it is a MAJOR change from “. . . climate change was(is) a hoax fabricated by the Chinese”.

 

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President-elect Donald Tweet will not pursue an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Or anything else about the Clintons. This is a rather significant change of position from, “I will say this: Hillary Clinton has to go to jail, ok ? She has to go to jail, phony hit job. She’s guilty as hell.”

And then there’s OBAMACARE …….. from get rid of it to making legal changes made to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

AND NOW Tweet is distancing himself from the alt-right movement as its white supremacist members claim his election as a boon for their agenda.
“I disavow and condemn them,” Tweet said Tuesday (11/22/16) during a wide-ranging interview with staff members of The New York Times.

AND THE WALL? Well, it may have to be scaled back a bit and just not be as long or high or maybe not at all.

And all this is where Tubularsock see some possibility of “hope and change” with President Elect Tweet ….. yes it is slight ……. very slight but a crack enough for possibly some “light” to get in.

We shall see ……… proceed but stay low because the ricochet may be risky.

But really, there is something refreshing about a person that can change direction when new information is presented and not be stopped by being wrong and refuse to change out of looking bad. On the contrary, President Elect Tweet views himself as NEVER WRONG about anything. Whatever position he holds that minute is CORRECT until it is not and then the exact opposite may be CORRECT. But DURING THE TIME he holds a position he is RIGHT!

And not only RIGHT but the GREATEST RIGHT you have ever witnessed bar none!

Now it can’t get better than that ………..

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Tube scrabble headingON ORDER

 

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You know how it goes with ALL political discourse. A promise made isn’t a promise because you have to understand the double-speak that is used in ALL political dialogue. Hillary NEVER said she didn’t support TPP she said she didn’t support TPP *** AS WRITTEN *** which means that she will pass TPP as soon as she takes office! (That’s if Obummer and Congress doesn’t sell out the American public sooner!)

AND EVERYONE KNOWS THIS!

This is only brought up by Tubularsock because it is ……. same as it ever was ……..! And when “labor” starts to bemoan this obvious development Tubularsock just wants to be able to say …… Tubularsock Told You So, Dumb Fucks!

But hey, you can always move to Bangladesh if you want a fucking job. So look at the bright side.

But if it was only jobs …….. who cares? But the environmental devastation and the free ride of the corporate order all will fuck things up but hey The Clinton Foundation will make out well so ………

Tubularsock has put in an order recently through Amazon with Space God, Inc. for a huge asteroid to hit Washington, D.C. during a full session of Congress. It was a pretty god deal because postage and handling was FREE!

 

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