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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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An open Tubularsock statement to The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Edna Frieberg’s press release on Holocaust Analogies.

 

Tubularsock would say that EVERY holocaust survivor in the U.S should be ON THE FRONT LINES in reminding everyone that when a government starts putting people in “camps” like in Nazi Germany it is a step TOWARD a possible tragic and horrendous outcome.

And to demean people and treat them inhumanly and then blame them is exactly what the Nazi’s did to the Jews, homosexuals and Gypsies, so the analogy isn’t some far fetched idea it is an actual reality. And occurring in the United States RIGHT NOW!

The concentration camps on our Southern Boarder are not some intellectual abstract grammatical debate. They exist NOW!

And just to become clear, attempting to keep from any analogy the term “concentration camps” for fear that some people may have “painful memories” is unfortunate but you have to remember that Jews have not cornered the market on that term!

It is like saying that NOTHING can be compared with the pain and murder of the Jews during WWII because it may cause painful memories. That is the price of admission to preventing having it happen again.

Of ALL the people who should be out and on the vanguard AGAINST any form of government orchestrated camps it should be those who know the horrors of such actions toward groups of people!

It shouldn’t be up to Tubularsock to remind the Holocaust Museum that “in the beginning” Jews didn’t realize what would happen to them and “followed orders” rather than refused to follow the orders at the risk of death.

The difference is one of open resistance and thereby exposing the action to the general population as to what the German Government was doing.

By not saying NO in mass allowed them to be taken away without the advantage of exposure BEFOREHAND and thus mass murder was done without the general German population knowing what was being done.

Unfortunately, Edna Friedbery presents a point of observation so myopic and distorted that one can not find it tenable. What is happening NOW is the same as when Germany STARTED their program. And to intellectualize the warning signs is exactly what many Jews did prior to the tragedy that occurred during WWII.

Remember: The first “camps” were “work camps” and from that the Jews walked into hell!

To wallow around in the pain of the past without making an overt stand against the same beginning atrocities in the present is ONLY GOOD if one’s “victim status” is their life crutch!

That is why if there is any lesson to be taken here is that PUTING PEOPLE INTO CONCENTRATION CAMPS BY ANY GOVERNMENT should be a red flag for those who have witnessed and lived through the possible outcome.

IT IS HAPPENING NOW and that must be recognized. It is the only way to stop its continuance into something far worse.

Tubularsock urges The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to make a public stand against the Concentration Camps on our Southern Boarder as well as standing against the outrageous treatment being perpetrated upon refugees coming into the United States.

ANY THING LESS IS HYPOCRISY OF YOUR STATED GOALS.

 

Please note: This is a response by Tubularsock to a press release by The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and the link to that press release is https://www.ushmm.org/information/press/press-releases/why-holocaust-analogies-are-dangerous

 

ARE YOU NUTS?

Well that didn’t take long!

It has only been a month.

The Parkland shooting has only increased the need for guns not the sensible other way around.

And maybe it is just a new wave of retroactive abortion.

You see regular abortion is MURDER of the fetus and respecting life is what we are all about. Right?

SURE IT IS.

Having guns in schools will diminish the youth population by just more shootings.

WHY?

It is a simple basic principle of supply and demand.

What good is a gun if you can’t use it? To sit and fondle it? Rub it up and down different body parts will only pacify a gun user just so much. And then, what always happens when you get yourself all worked up …….. RELEASE!

Arming teachers seems to be a solution. At least it is a SOLID stupid idea. Tubularsock can say that much for it.

Why not arm the homeless? Seems reasonable, right? Many homeless have been shot in the street so why not arm them?

Or the grocery clerk, the mail person, the crossing guard BUT NOT the Saloon Keeper. We need one safe place when we drink our whiskey!

In the last few days a teacher in California and a Virginia cop have accidentally discharged firearms inside their schools.

In California a 17 year old boy was hit in the neck by bullet fragments during a gun-safety course! Oops. This accident just happened after a teacher accidentally fired a semi-automatic handgun into the ceiling during a gun safety lesson. (Monterey County Herald)

The teacher also worked as a reserve police officer.

In Alexandria, Virginia a five year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department working as a school resource officer accidentally fired his gun inside his office in a 1,500-student middle school. No one was injured.

And in Michigan a sheriff left his loaded weapon in a bathroom which was found by a student who reported it to his teacher. Hey, shit happens.

So all three incidents in the past week were carried out by highly trained officers. Could that provide a clue to having an entire staff armed and dangerous?

And let us not forget Jesse Davidson, a 53-year-old social studies teacher from Alabama, who barricaded himself inside a classroom at Dalton High School with a gun. He wouldn’t let the students into the classroom and when the Principal attempted to enter with a pass key Davidson fired a random shot out the window. The police arrested him.

Seems that Davidson had some “issues”. A major one, most likely, teaching social studies in high school!

The great thing is that all of this is going on and it is just the tip of the ammunition dump or is that tip of the iceberg, whatever!

Arming the teachers?

Well it just brings Tubularsock back to retroactive birth control.

THE PLAN FOR OUR TIME.

THAT WILL SHOW THEM!

 

Funny how this works. Not 12, not 14,  were indicted for manipulating social media to promote social division by mimicking grassroots political activity. All in favor of Trump?

So 13? Remember 9/11? Symbolically in your mind the sequence 911 = emergency.

And 13 symbolically means unlucky or “be careful”.

Oh please ………….. give Tubularsock a break here. Do “they” think this is going to work? That it is the evil Putin behind it all?

 

You have Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton running about the country LYING every third word for the entire election cycle.

You have Donald Trump grabbing pussy and flaunting his fat old orange body about like he was some savior or something.

You have Hillary Clinton cheating and manipulating the DNC with her cronies in tow.

You have the Democraps and the Replblican’ts spending billions of dollars to project total BULL SHIT onto the American citizen.

BUT IT IS 13 RUSSIANS THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE EMPIRE?

Lets stop right here and look at the number of PR firms that are employed by the CLOSED TWO PARTY SYSTEM. And what is the purpose of a PR firm?

A PR firm’s job is to lie, cheat, scam and manipulate by any means possible to make a product (candidate) look exceptionally good. In fact, THE BEST!

Using social media, news feeds, human interest stories the full spectrum. Tubularsock is talking about millions upon millions of dollars. Thousands of employees implementing and saturating positions and beliefs and ideas in order to make their product (candidate) look like the BEST candidate since sliced bread you’d ever seen.

BUT IT IS 13 RUSSIANS THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE EMPIRE?

And it was all done on social media?

Now so far there isn’t any hard cold evidence that has been presented to the public only words, and innuendo.

And just maybe we may be going after all this in an incorrect manner. Rather than looking at the scammers just maybe we should be looking at the scammed.

At what point ARE YOU responsible for common sense?

At what point ARE YOU responsible for making decisions by investigating information BEFORE you believe it?

At what point ARE YOU responsible for critical thinking?

Usually, most people tend to BELIEVE what they want to believe even when all the factual information is to the contrary. It is just easier.

Oh Hillary is a woman, that must be good!

Oh Donald is rich, that must be good!

Oh Bernie is a socialist, that must be bad!

Oh Jill sat at the same dinner table as Putin, that must mean something!

The entire thought pattern of the nation is continually manipulated at ever level whether it is standard jingoism and rally around the fucking flag to using the “best” tooth paste to show off your shit-eating-grin!

YOU are managed day in and day out!

BUT IT IS 13 RUSSIANS THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE EMPIRE?

Tubularsock is not being an alarmist here but you’d better wake the fuck up because there is ONLY TWO SIDES.

Those who control you,

And you.

And unfortunately you have acquiesced to slavery as freedom!

YOU DON’T THINK SO, DO YOU.

Well go watch the game and have another beer. That will show them!

 

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SOME THINGS ARE JUST TRUE!

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CHANGE IN THE AIR?

The Congress in secret session, as reported by officials who were not authorized to discuss personnel matters publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, concluded that the new Secretary of the Deplorables’ ideas for reforming the Executive Branch, specifically the Office of the President, have been taken under advisement and may be implemented in the near future.

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A White House aide who asked to remain unnamed told Tubularsock “. . . first hand coverage, second hand news” reporter on the scene that a plan that was devised in an uptown cocktail and sake lounge in Georgetown was going to be implemented this coming week.

In fact, President Orange Tweet himself eluded to this fact in his rambling anti-press new conference last Thursday when he said, “We’re issuing a new executive action next week that will comprehensively protect our country.”

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And as everyone knows President Orange Tweet only signs the executive orders but doesn’t read them so Congress feels like the changes that have been put in place by the Secretary of the Deplorables will be implemented before the week is out.

THIS IS A NEW BREAKING STORY SO REMAIN CALM, DRINK PLENTY OF LIQUIDS AND REST.

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tube-letter-skate-headingSWAMP GAS PERSONIFIED!

“Draining The Swamp” ………… Now there is a catchy campaign slogan. It would have to be ranked within the top ten best campaign slogans of all time. Right up there with “Peace In Our Time” and “I Am Not A Crook”!

And the best thing about campaign slogans are NO ONE BELIEVES them but everybody BELIEVES them.

Psychologists have a scientific term for people who “believe but don’t believe” at the same time and that term is

“FUCKED UP”!

It really falls into the category of subliminal messaging. You know it is too good to be really true BUT you WANT IT TO BE TRUE. And then when you find you’ve been “had again” you toss it off as “just a campaign slogan” and go on with your business UNTIL NEXT TIME.

That is just how fucked-up-humans tick and the PR firms that run political campaigns as well as dog food advertising know exactly how to manipulate you ….. AND YOU KNOW IT! So you see we are right back where we started with the psychologist’s scientific term!

Now that Tubularsock has established that YOU are the problem let Tubularsock take a look at the swamp. Contrary to the urban legend, Washington D. C.  was not built on a reclaimed swamp, but wetlands did cover areas along the Potomac River. And the Tiber Creek, a natural watercourse, ran through the National Mall until the 1870’s.

So Washington was built on “low ground” or “near swamp” level so the idea of “Draining The Swamp” has had to come from the experience of shaking the hand of the first Senator you have ever met. And exponentially continues from there. Logical, yes?

Well as a result of Trump’s victory, of sorts, he has already lost his way and has gotten right on the escalator to hell but being Trump believes he is going up.

But Tubularsock will give Trump his due ……. Trump has proceeded in putting together THE CABINET OF COMEDY. And this may be the BEST EVER Apprentice-esque Show to date!

“No, really. They are the greatest, they are fantastic, they are the biggest!”

And because of their lack of intelligence in pretty much any expertise he has picked them to do they’ll do what they do best, produce SWAMP GAS! But this will be “the greatest Swamp Gas! No Swamp Gas will be as great as THE CABINET OF COMEDY’S swamp gas!”

“None!”

Just you wait and see!

Rex Tillerson, Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos. THE SWAMP GAS-ETTES!

Rex Tillerson, Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos.
THE SWAMP GAS-ETTES!

 

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