Monday, January 30, 2017

Porn Flakes

Saw a sad but, interesting piece about porn and drugs on the National Geographic Channel last night. They drug-test in porn. That just strikes me as odd. I'd have thought they'd be more receptive to performers getting high given the work that they do. The women at least. If, for example, a woman is going to blow ten guys, shouldn't she be stoned for that? I don't mean in the Mike Pence way. I mean in the way that this is not normal behavior for sober people, no matter how much you pay them and they ought to be pretty heavily medicated.

In one segment, some ugly old guy who is a producer was field testing a young  starlet before he would send her off to San Francisco to some private event that sounded more like prostitution than a video op. In another, an actress who produces her own films was having trouble lining up the males in her cast. The guy she hired became unavailable for whatever reason. Plus, she was waiting on her dealer to bring her some dope. The dealer- a former performer himself- was asked to join the filming but thought better of it, probably since he was already taking a big chance at the high school dance by agreeing to have his dope-dealing filmed by Nat Geo. The woman wound up calling the legendary Ron Jeremy to perform. He's made like a million porn films but seems to be famous more for making all those films while basically looking like a hedgehog. No easy task.

I did not recognize any of the women featured in the program. Maybe I don't watch a lot of porn? Maybe I don't stick around for the credits? Do they have credits? Probably. I mean- they drug-test. It's a legitimate business. There are standards.

I recall seeing photos on the internet of porn chicks at work and IRL. Many are shockingly unattractive off camera. Not being mean. It was just amazing how different they looked when not getting pounded in the ass for work. Most looked like any woman you would see in the grocery store. One woman who was attractive and formerly quite famous, opted out of porn and drugs when the voice in her head telling her to kill herself was drowned out by another voice telling her to live. She believes that was God talking to her. I believe it was the drugs with both voices but, whatever works for you. Religion can be a drug as well, in that it can most certainly be abused but, yeah, she's better off not hitting the meth pipe and fucking for money.

Another woman, a skinny blond with blue hair, apparently somewhat famous for having fucked Charlie Sheen for and out of $30,000, has so far not heard the voice of God. She knows she's an addict and that it's hurting her career but, like an addict, she can't quit. Not being able to pass a drug test, good-paying porn work is harder to come by. When they left her she was making a date with someone over the phone and- again- it sounded like prostitution. Well, that's just because it was.

As per the program, the average length of employment in porn is 4-5 months. A lot of women (and men) are likely one and done though. They either quickly realize it's not what they thought it would be or they were just trying to make rent. I bet the latter is typical.

Not per the program, currently the vice president of the US, Mike Pence, is very much against pornography and drugs. It remains to be seen how draconian he gets. It's not going to be pretty. It's hard to be in favor of drugs, porn and prostitution but, tens of millions of people in this country are, to varying degrees. Of course porn is exploitative. So are drugs. Pence is no fan of women having any choices though, especially orgasm-wise. That's obscene in itself and it's a choice he made himself. He'll make the choice for all of us if we let him.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

I've got sunshine, on a cloudy day!

I've actually enjoyed this past week. I KNOW! Crazy, right? Yeah, there are dark days on the horizon- make no mistake. But, I'm so inspired after the marches in Washington, Chicago and all over the world and by the strong, cohesive responses to the Trumpocracy by millions and millions of people, here, there and everywhere. We're not gonna take it. We can do this.

Whether it's been dialogue on Facebook or on the TV, the vast majority of Americans have recognized what a train wreck the Trump transition has been and will continue to be. Whether it's alternative facts or the sheer, small-dicked insistence that his crowds were bigger, Trump has exposed his foolishness to the entire world. Even the dumbest trumper has to have noticed this. Mind you- they won't voice their concerns but, I think they know they fell into some shit here.

The final verdict isn't in yet but they sure got fucked on that wall. We all will, of course, if he does carry through with it. Our taxes will pay for it and we'll pay again in much higher prices for goods coming from Mexico. On the threads there is a financial genius who calls himself "Denny Crane" who habitually has declared that the US should not tax the wealthy or corporations because they simply pass on the cost of those "punitive taxes" onto we-the-people. Like the wall... Trump, and now Paul Ryan, have admitted that, yes, taxpayers will fund the wall. However, they dangled yet another carrot of Mexico eventually reimbursing us for sometime in the future...

That's for the brain-dead believers to hang their MAGA hats on. They'll figure it out. Or they won't. Their stupidity is not really our problem. This is their time to shine and they can enjoy it while they can. It's certainly not going to last. It's been amusing to read people talking about TWO terms for Trump. They're getting a little ahead of themselves. He probably won't make the year without getting impeached and replaced with Pence- the guy the republicans really want as their front-man anyway. Does anyone in their right mind think Trump really wants to do this shit for eight years- let alone four? The presidency ages a man. Could you imagine what this lump of shit would look like after eight years in office? He's 70. He's already off to a bad start just based on age alone. Just take a look at him now....

Yeah, he's crazy and dangerous but, most of us realize the real crazy and danger lays in the republican house and senate, led by McConnell and Ryan. They are the front-men for wealthy and corporations. Those people are mostly in it for the money obviously but, we do not know how far they will take America to the brink. There is no reason they can't turn America into a third world country and, as long as they convince enough people that it will be the greatest third world country EVER, there are millions of Idiotic-Americans that will go along with that. There's more of US than them though.

Your average CEO with his mega-millions bonuses each year probably doesn't care about gays and abortions and which church people attend. Just money. Trump doesn't either but Pence most certainly does. Right now they are interested in throwing the red meat to their vengeance-hungry base as a reward for their voting. The people on the Facebook sites whom you see railing against gays, blacks and libtards and their "special rights" must be satiated in their vengeance. It keeps them in the fold and maybe keeps them from noticing that the wall is going to cost them bigly and that, no, those coal-mining jobs are not coming back. However, under a Trump administration there'll be no men sucking each others cocks! Of course, under Pence rule, there will be no ladies sucking cocks either. He frowns on such pleasures no matter who is giving or receiving. Therein lies the ironic rub.

How far do these people want to take this? They have the presidency, both houses and nearly 2/3rds of governorship's. We may well be in the midst of a slow-moving coup that could quickly get ugly. This is their chance to reign. If democrats are complete pussies, there will be a new USSC pick that is guaranteed to be crazy. If they even bother to keep things quasi-legal, there will be massive voter suppression designed to keep republicans in power until they explode the planet. That will be *evidenced* by those "illegals voting in California..." that cost Hair Furor the popular vote. Even they know that what they are doing is wrong and they will take all the steps- necessary and otherwise- to ensure that no democrats ever get a chance to step in and undo their carnage. It's looking doubtful that we'll be switching party's every 4-8 years as we had become accustomed to over the years.

So, how can I be encouraged in the face of all this? I don't know. Maybe I like chaos? I know I like a good fight. There may be one coming. Instead of a revolution, there will probably be a civil war. Will Americans kill each other over this nonsense? We did over slavery. Who woulda thunk that now? They did then. Imagine that...

The good people are gathering though. That is encouraging. There are more of us than them. Ironically- if there is a God- he's on our side. At least his kid is. If you've paid attention to his words, you'd know that.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Who knew Trump would be such a uniter? Oh, he's working hard to divide the country but, in doing so, he is uniting more of America than he is dividing. The women's marches in DC and all around the US and the world proved that. More people attended the woman's march in DC the day after the inauguration than attended the trump inauguration itself. And this was by bigly numbers. Trump has made us realize- very quickly- that women, men, Mexicans, Muslims and gays- we're all in this together. Anyone who is with Trump was already divided against us before him. He just happened along at the right time. It could literally have been anyone like him.

But, even some Trump voters are starting to realize how crazy he is and how wrong they were. Not in throngs, not yet. But, it's only been a week. I read a piece earlier in Mother Jones that suggested that Trump's tweets aren't for we the people, the media or congress but rather, for his loyal minions. Trump watches TV and sees Bill O'Reilly going on about the "carnage" in Chicago and immediately tweets out something bold and vague about him sending the feds there if Chicago doesn't solve itself. The people also watching Fox see that tweet and, well, it's as if he's speaking directly to them! Oh my!

Same with that stupid fucking wall. It's not for US- it's for THEM. He told them he was going to build it and though he freaking lied about making Mexico pay for it, any idiot who believed Mexico would pay for it can now forget that part of the insane, unnecessary wall and be thrilled and impressed that he is keeping his promise to, them. These are not deep-thinkers, these Trumpolines. He seems to be aware of that.

Their takeaway is that he's fulfilling a promise to them. It's a stupid, unnecessary promise but, by golly, he's keeping it! No matter how much it costs them. Same with the dismantling of Obamacare. They'll figure out the first time they go to the doctor that Obamacare was the ACA and they're no longer covered but, he did what he said he was going to do, by golly!

And it will be the same with a Muslim registry if that comes to pass. You don't register people without the intent of deporting all of them so, at the very least that's a carrot to dangle in front of the dumb asses for several months or a couple of years. Whatever it takes.

But, that's for them- the great, unwashed masses of Trump voters who knew not what they were doing. There wasn't as many of them but, there were enough in key states to take advantage of The Electoral College (an archaic Affirmative Action program for republicans) and the rest is history. Interesting that Trump is currently obsessed with investigating non-existent *voter fraud* in California to prove that he also really won the popular vote. He won't spend a penny on the obvious interference of Russia (in his favor) of the election he technically won but, he'll go plenty pound-foolish on investigating Americans. He must know which side his khleb is buttered on. We do too.

It's bittersweet fun perusing the internet and watching some of the stupidest people on the planet defend this clown. With some it hasn't affected them yet but, it surely will. Come tax time it will. That wall ain't gonna pay for itself and neither Trump's cronies nor the poor will be paying for it. Not with money anyway.

Your average Trumpeteer is as vengeance-driven as Trump himself. They all want revenge against Obama, his *liberals* and the blacks that offend them. And against women and everyone else that makes them afraid. They voted for vengeance when they voted for Trump. They did not consider that they would be the ones getting avenged. Trump is at war with America. They won't get that until it's too late.

Well, it's only been a week. We saw this coming a year ago. They'll catch up one day....

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Crazy republican thoughts on a cold winter's Saturday

The solution to immigration is not a wall. It's repealing and (not) replacing the minimum wage.

You take away the economic incentive to immigrate to the United States and you defeat immigration without lifting a brick or strand of barbwire. Easy-peasy. Republicans already hate the minimum and have plans to repeal it and replace it with "the free market" anyway so they can do that and pocket the $25 billion or so that an unnecessary wall would cost. These are people who believe that $7.25 an hour is "too high" anyway so, of course they believe that free-market wages would be good for America. What they haven't (at least publicly) considered is that eliminating the minimum would also virtually eliminate illegal immigration. Why would anyone come to America to make a dollar an hour when you could stay in Mexico or Uganda or Canada and make more? People in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea live on $2 a day! We can do that here. Why not?

The business of America is business. If you don't like it- leave. Or, stay and create a better credit default swap derivative. We welcome such innovation.

Making America Great Again is not easy. In fact, it's pretty fucking hard. That's why, beyond the red hats and hashtag, the republican party will do nothing to actually make America great, neither again or in the future. Does a great country take health care away from it's citizens? Not that I've heard of. How about taking away public education and replacing it with private schools? Sweden doesn't do that. Neither do those socialist commie pigs in Canada. Just the US does that. Or, at least seriously considers doing that. Will they? Yeah. Probably. Republicans think everything should be privatized. They'd be all about abortion if it wasn't more lucrative to *fight* it. If that were not the economic situation they'd be the first to call for a woman's right to choose and there'd be an abortion shop next to every Walgreens or Starbuck's. They scream about the gang murders in Chicago but, maybe mostly because they can't figure out a way to privatize it and make money off of it? You'd think that they would promote the violence as a clear interpretation of their beloved 2A as people are defending themselves with God-given weapons. Well, maybe not God-given. The gangs get most of their guns via legal purchases in nearby Indiana and/or from theft. In a sense it is privatized, maybe? We arm the world for fun and profit- why not ourselves? They may be black or Hispanic but- by God- they are living the republican dream of entrepreneurial, gun-toting freedom.

I do wonder if this president and this congress might rethink their affection for guns as they strip even their own constituents of rights and privileges. There's a bunch of guns out there and part of the GOP sales pitch was to buy guns and ammo to protect yourself from the government. The republicans probably doubted they'd ever see the inside of The White House again (or for a long while) and so it was good business to push anti-government rhetoric while there were democrats running things- especially a black one. But, now with an orange, technically-republican president they might not be so keen on second amendment remedies all of a sudden. That's usually the way revolutions and coups go. People ought to pay attention to history. Past is prologue ya know.

How quickly will this happen? As promised, they are moving fast on the ACA repeal with nothing resembling a replacement in sight. They didn't think Trump would win and they weren't sure they'd retain both houses. They did and probably just planned on at least four more years of obstruction. On November 8th of last year though they were like the kids that suddenly lost their parents and realized that-hey- there's cash and a stocked liquor cabinet and we can do whatever we want now....PARTY!!!!

They have no excuses now and hardly anybody to answer to. They can pretty much do as they please and change the rules as they go along. They seem to be curious as to find out how much shit we'll take from them. We haven't come close to bottoming-out yet. Trump supporters don't seem to be disturbed at the ACA removal or talk of privatizing or eliminating Medicare or Social Security. My guess is they view republicans as "smart". Throw an alleged billionaire like Trump in as president and they gotta figure these guys know what they're doing...

They do. They've got a license to steal. Well, they have the rights to the printing of that license at least and it looks like that's enough.  

Friday, January 13, 2017

Trumped-up Logic

Now, this is some cognitive dissonance:

"If Clinton won the CNN coverage and mainstream media coverage would be all about how inspiring it is that the "glass ceiling" was broke, how this sends a great message to all the girls growing up, highlighting the best characteristics of all her cabinet appointments, things of this nature, while ignoring any and all controversies. 

If you guys don't see this and realize how dangerous it is to have a group of elites by and large controlling the message people hear. I don't care what their political persuasion."
Has this asshole not seen the resumes of Trump and his cabinet? They are almost exclusively billionaires and millionaires. He's charged a woman who never spent a minute in public schools with guiding the destruction of our education system. I'd understand this if she had been a gangly, awkward gal taunted by her peers at PS 31 and she was looking to get even with her tormentors. That'd be wrong but it would better explain things than her simply being a billionaire who desired to make more billions by privatizing education. Rex Tillerson (another mega-millionaire) is a business partner of Vladimir Putin whose primary mission as Secretary of State will be to carry on with his oil bidness with Putin, after Trump lifts the sanctions on Russia preventing Exxon from drilling the vast oil reserves of that formerly communist country. I could go on about the other cabinet picks but, you probably know all about them too. The dilemma is not that these bloodsuckers are obvious scoundrels. The dilemma is that assholes like the idiot quoted above either don't know or they don't care.

There are a lot of willfully stupid people in this country. There are more being made every day. Politics is mostly about right and wrong. You need to know right from wrong in politics as in life. It's not hard. But, too many people choose to make it hard.

Trump is clearly stocking his cabinet with looters and pillagers. That should be clear whether you are a coal-loving hillbilly in Appalachia or a sorta-patent attorney in North Carolina. Denial is not a river of pee in a Russian hotel room booked by Trump. It might be, now that I write that. But, it seems to be the first stage of republicanism. Denial is followed by obfuscation. Obfuscation is willful acceptance of something that is wrong. The internet is chock full o' nuts willfully ignoring the blatant obviousness of the impending Trump regime and obfuscating those obvious intentions.

Politics is like Fantasy Football. There's the games played every week and there is the game within the game where you draft players and play a separate, unofficial game based on the performances of the individual players. It doesn't count in the standings but, you win or lose just the same. Congrats to anyone who picked Trump in their Political Fantasy draft! Your friends may have giggled and called you an idiot but, you laugh last!

But, unless your name is Rex Tillerson, Betsy De Vos or any other cabinet members and unknown billionaire backers of Trump, all you get is bragging rights. Yay team?

Revenge is another motive in the game. People voted for Trump because he promised revenge- often in so many words- against practically everyone that weak, white males fear. Women. Blacks. Mexicans. People of faiths other than Christianity. And, ironically, elites.

Is there anyone more elite than a billionaire? Is he really the billionaire next door, the one you'd like to have a beer with? The fucking prick doesn't even drink. Nor would he dream of living next door to the likes of you. Sure, he promised to "drain the swamp" in DC. But, he's really just restocking it with his own alligators and peeing in the White House pool.

I've got a serious problem with people who can't or won't see through this charade. Stupid really is as stupid does. These fucks are buying into the destruction of the United States for revenge against their own weaknesses. I will not share a foxhole with these pussies when the revolution comes. Trump really grabbed them, didn't he?  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Trickle-down Freakanomics

Trump is so rich he has Golden Showers!

There's plenty more where that came from! But, you probably have Facebook and know that.

The PEEOTUS is a freak. What- a surprise? No, not at all. I read a book years ago titled, "What Cops Know". It was written by a former Chicago cop, a female officer from a cop family as I recall. She had access to a ton of inside stories about crime and the people who commit them. One aspect that has long stood out to me was how freaky rich people get. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

It seems to be worse with guys like Trump who arrive at success and wealth with so little effort, usually starting with an inherited fortune. In the back of their minds they seem to know that they didn't earn their wealth but, dammit, they deserve it and they also deserve special attention.

This could manifest in many ways. People- men usually- might start getting a little bored with regular sex and seek a bit more excitement. In the book, the cops investigated the sudden death of a successful executive. Turned out there was no foul play at all but, he happened to be found wearing women's silk panties. It happens. Nothing really wrong with that. Less successful men might have the same fetish. He might have been into other things as well. I think a successful man tends to reward himself in ways that others might not have time to consider. I once worked for a man who was arguably the best estimator in town and built a very strong paint company based on his skill. He liked sex with women and, after a time, banging a succession of secretaries just didn't do it for him. He found satisfaction in prostitutes who charged $10,000 for a night. I never heard the details so it might have been merely a case of Viagra (not literally a case...) and several goes at women who he swore were "10 times prettier than a TV anchor" or, for the money, he might have been doing unspeakable acts that would even shame a Trump. But, he spent $10 grand for an evening of pleasure.

Speaking of Trump..."golden showers", "water sports" are fairly mainstream (tee hee) perversions that anyone with a lot of time on their hands might conjure up as a fantasy. Why- I don't know. But, they do. You probably just thought of it as "Eeeewwww!" and crossed it off your list of fantasies. Evidently he didn't. And mind you, there isn't concrete evidence of all this yet. It could be bullshit but it also could be the tip of the iceberg.

Trump's already boasted about going backstage at a teen beauty pageant that he owned and seeing the young women in various states of dressed. Evidently you can do things like that when you are rich and/or famous. That's what we've heard from Trump himself. At the pageant in Moscow some 5 years back where it is rumored that the Russians began cultivating him,  there may well be film of him having sex with an underage girl. The Russians may very well have something like that on him. And we will soon have a president who thinks grabbing an attractive woman's pussy is an acceptable way of saying "hello". How can anything they say or may say not jibe with that?

Trump is his own worst enemy. As his list of enemies grows longer each day, we the people can't help but believe that we are on that list as well. And I know we didn't sign on for that freak show. We cannot afford this guy.

Monday, January 9, 2017

They'll stone you, just like they said they would

If we are to remain free, shouldn't ALL citizens be armed at all times, always ready to shoot it out?

With the recent shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale airport we learned that the Florida legislature was entertaining a bill that would have allowed concealed carry in airports.

Sheesh. The carnage was bad enough with five dead and several wounded but it sure would have been worse with many more armed civilians responding to the gunfire, fearing for their lives, not knowing who was shooting and why.

America does seem to becoming more of a free-fire zone every day. The same people who decry the gang-shootings in Chicago (blaming that violence on libs and Obama) desire that all Americans be free to protect themselves as the gangs in Chicago do. They just don't exactly own up to that. They might be a little jealous of their darker counterparts in arms. There is a certain freedom to being a gangster.

The US is the largest supplier of arms in the world. If there's a war going on, we're supplying it. Often, we're supplying both sides. Business is great but, it could always be greater. Yesterday's millionaires are losers if they are not today's billionaires. There are more guns in this country than there are people and that is still not good enough for some. Those some are the gun makers and sellers themselves and the people who love guns. It's not like every man, woman and child in the US actually has a gun in their possession but, that appears to be the sales goal. On that capitalist surface, can you blame them?

Conservatives and republicans love to tout that the USA is the only country in the world that has the Second Amendment to its Constitution, guaranteeing it's citizens the right to bear arms. Whatever you believe to be the founders intent regarding the 2A, realize now that it's little more than a sales tool. Imagine if any product, say- marijuana- had an amendment to the Constitution making it an unalienable right. Even conservatives would be touting a fully-stoned nation.

That's where the money would be. And that's where the ALEC law makers would be. Well, I would not feel alone- EVERYBODY must get stoned...

But, it's guns, not weed. It's pushing death upon American life rather than mellowness. The need for protection rather than recreation. And just as you shouldn't be high all the time, you shouldn't be armed and ready to kill all the time. There's no need for either now, is there?

With Trump as the CEO of America, the sales pitch of a democrat taking your guns away is off the table. What we will see in its place is new laws concerning open and concealed carry. State's rights might get a wee bit infringed when cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco  and New York object to 50 state, Federally ruled gun laws where those and other major cities are forced to follow the same rules as Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. Not every city thinks like the fine denizens of rural America do. There are millions of reasons why they shouldn't, and they all have lives to live that don't involve taking the lives of others for fun and profit in some dystopian American nightmare.

Social Injustice Warriors


Is there anyone more addicted to outrage than today's white, male republicans? Are these people familiar with radio and the fact that it's not a visual media?

One of the usual suspects on Topix, Sublime1, expressed his outrage over the clip above as "liberal spin". He seemed upset that the perpetrators were not designated as black, thus confusing the audience into thinking they might have been white because they repeatedly said "nigger" and "Trump" while they abused their victim. I don't know how one would deduce white or black from that very brief report. Nor am I sure why that's so important.

We've long since been heading towards separate realities in media. This began with Fox news giving a conservative slant to everything since its debut and now includes fake news disseminated by Trump's Russian comrades as well as Breitbart's Steve Bannon, who is Trump's Senior Adviser. Fake news is like religion in that you can believe it if you choose without any proof at all. You just gotta believe. To many, you have a God-given right to believe in God. With republicans claiming to be the party of God, it's an easy reach to grab and embrace fake news as one's own reality. Add in a distrust of big gubmint in general and the media in particular and you have a very unhealthy stew of beefs.
Worse, Trump and his ilk are big gubmint now. That's not very palatable but it appears to be the new menu.

I seriously doubt Dean Reynolds had any intent to portray the perpetrators as white and the victim black but, Mediaite sure thought so and Sublime1 and his fellow Social Injustice Warriors readily chose to believe it. CBS Radio is not the only game in town and they know full well that visual media- newspapers, TV and the internet- would certainly be posting the pictures of all participants. If the public was to be fooled, they wouldn't be fooled for long.

Some people choose to be offended. They are addicted to outrage because they choose to be. Outrage is their safe place. Aren't we all entitled to our safe places? There must be safety in the numbers of stupidity for our conservative friends. And soon they will have a stupid leader in the most powerful position on earth. Bless their hearts...they're just not ever going to figure this out.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lost In The Oversight

Well, they tried.

The first order of business for the new republican congress was to eliminate the Independent Office Of Congressional Ethics. They succeeded- for awhile- until we the people lit up the phones of various congress-persons condemning the outrageous action. Our Electorally appointed CEO-to-be took credit for the rescinding of the move because he (of course) tweeted about the timing of the move, rather than the move itself. He simply thought there were other nefarious actions they could have taken first. CNN and other sites have willingly given Trump credit for the change in direction. Trump seems to have really grabbed them.

The republicans have long screamed about "job-killing regulations" but that has usually been directed at the EPA. They believe that no one should tell a company where to drill for oil or what mountain top can be blown off to get at some coal because those activities create jobs for people. Deregulation makes a lot of sense to people who don't give a lot of thought to things.

I'm not sure if many ordinary citizens were upset that congress was caught with America's pants down around its ankles. Even the dumbest reichtards must have been aghast at the intent. I looked for comments on the threads and none of the usual suspects were upset about the thwarting at all. They aren't the most astute bunch. Though addicted to outrage, they save most of it for manufactured drama like Hillary's server or black folks getting all uppity (again) about their special civil rights. No complaints so far about damn liberals hog-tying congressional business with job-killing ethics...

I'm not so certain that the usual suspects suddenly recognized right from wrong. They spot trends all the time, things that turn out to be one-in-a-row actions usually committed by blacks or libs that pose a dangerous precedent in the Land Of The Free. Things like "safe places" on college campuses. You'd think they'd want their congressmen to have safe places too. Safe places like congress itself where they could enact legislation without the watchful eye of the press, the media, the nosy liberals or any ethics watchdogs. Isn't that what they voted for?

This congress isn't going to allow any live-streaming of it's business either and will tolerate no protesting by democrats or we the people. The abrupt, interrupted dismantling of the ethics office was an extension of those other actions. Kind of an exclamation point. It'll happen eventually in some fashion. They can just defund it, I'd imagine. "Too expensive", they might decide, "we've got homeless veterans, ya know". That's a common refrain these days.

We'll see if there isn't some gnashing of teeth about this. You have to figure there will be if some *independent* outlets like CNN were so quick to praise Trump for not actually doing anything. Even outside of the congressional gangsters and the warlords they toil for, there has to be idiots that believe a republican congress should be free and clear to operate as they see fit. You know the drill. Some paid poster is always on-line noting that "...the democrats could have done (this) too when they had the majority of congress but, they didn't- but they could have..." So, that makes it OK for the republicans to do it- the precedent of not doing something, essentially.

Amongst the republican fan faithful there is an abundance of people who think our police should be free to kill darker people without oversight from liberal do-gooders. These are the folks who signed on to the ALEC-written "Stand Your Ground" laws without pausing to consider that they could be killed and their killer walks free because of such a law. These people don't think things through. They're too busy reading between the lines. The law and life are like jazz. It's the notes they don't play that some people hear.

White, conservative males will sign off on a lot of things if they think they will only affect minorities or women.  For people who always think only about themselves, they never really think about themselves.