Sunday, December 17, 2017

Double Plus Good

There was once an orange #fetus who grew into an oversized ego-#vulnerable man-child. This fool believed conspiracy theories rather than #evidence-based, #science-based facts. He was a bigot who spoke against #diversity & #transgenders. This is called #entitlement.


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Happy Holidays

I have learned two things over the past couple years.
  • I do not want to be sick anymore. I do not want to hang around with sick people or eat their food.
  • I (am not and) really do not want to be a Christian. And I have zero patience remaining for christian Trump supporters after last week.

So, if you live in my town, please don’t expect me to participate in your Christmas rituals. I am not up for any part of it. And I will no longer submit and pretend I am.

Winter gatherings are the annual incubating ground of chronic physical and mental illnesses.
But please, do have fun, and enjoy the food and gift and microbe exchange.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This is How it Begins

One Hasty Study Doesn’t Mean That “Man Flu” Is Real

But a whole body of scientific research does suggest that men are more vulnerable to respiratory infections...

I can breathe

Thank You Alabama!!!!!
Thanks to all the black folks who stepped up and worked and planned and brought out the voters.
You have restored my faith in the system.   If Nazis and Russians can't prevent this result, then it's not too late for America.

I have spent the last year with one goal in mind.   To preserve my sanity.
I really, honestly didn't think I would make it 12 months.
Truly.  I have been sedated every waking moment since Nov 9, 2016.

At first it was unbearable.  I was still having insomnia and anxiety symptoms from my dental problems.  I finally managed to fix my head, though. For the first time in my life- I don't have a headache.  My teeth and gums have finally completely healed and my head isn't clenched and my ears aren't ringing.  It's been a truly amazing thing to experience.

But the imminent possibility of the destruction of democracy still made it hard to think...
All my neural bandwidth was used up by the Republican Shitshow.

Thank you so much Alabama.

I'm gonna be able to sober up now and write my big thesis.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

This is Why

Because this old man and his depressed daughter probably suffered from the same chronic illness.
It made him righteous and mean, and it made her want to die.
This is the timeless tragedy of the human condition. 

America is full of sick, miserable people.  That's the real problem.
And the one Republicans want to make ten times worse.

I will light a candle today and hope for sanity.

Monday, December 11, 2017

State of the Cephalus

The Head of State is still deteriorating.

It seems like merely standing and reading is strenuous for him now.
That's because he's very sick, and his metabolism is no longer functioning.   And that adolescent diet he ingests only makes it worse.   It destroys his energy level and immune response.

His entire head is clogging up now.  Trust me, he has a headache ALL the time.
The sinus infections have settled in and the skin on his face is now getting sclerotic.   His cheeks have hardened and no longer have fine motor movements.   It's as if he's wearing a leather mask.

His nasty right sinus has surely been  draining into his mouth, and now there is something wrong with his lower jaw on that side.  It may be a bad tooth down there, but I would bet a Benjamin that he has a calcium stone in his right maxillary salivary duct.   That's a predictable consequence of long term strep infection, and they are impossible to feel until they try to get out.

Anyhow,  that's what I think is going on in this clip of him slurring.
The stone moved, pinched the nerve in his jaw, and paralyzed his tongue for a moment.
You can see him gag and twitch and try to move it subtly.   Here's a different video, made weeks before, when I first noticed this twitch. (0:35)

Most people assumed it was dentures, but neglected the fact he's too vain to even consider them.  He has classy implants and veneers.
The rest assume it was a stroke or dementia, but it was clearly transient dysarthria and not memory related.

(For the record- Yeah- been here done this too)

Edit 12/12:  more babbling...

I like that second clip a lot.   He's very bloated that day and laboring to speak.  The interesting thing is how disciplined he is in his face control.   He has certain poses he adopts when he's in distress- which is almost always, because he can't breathe through his nose...
He usually uses shouting as a reason to gasp and mouth breathe.
There's a "strong jaw" face-  clamps his front teeth together so the molars are not touching.  Opens mouth slightly to breathe.  (1:10)
The duck face relieves pinched nerves in the nose, and that overdone grin relieves stress on the jaw muscle that he likes to clench so much.
It's really a very choreographed set of actions.

I think he considers himself a great actor. 
I have always considered him a very advanced form of a pull string "See and Say" toy-  trigger him with a word, and he comes up with a canned response...

I have now decided that he imposes this rigorous mask regimen on Ivanka and Melania too.   Their faces never move and you can never see them breathe.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

America, Fuck Yeah.

Yesterday was historic. December 1, 2017.  Remember it always.

Republicans proved that they are willing to tolerate Treason to promote Tyranny.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Greedy Obscene Predators

The Republican tax bill is not just immoral. It is an act of violence
Rev Dr William Barber
Donald Trump and leaders in Congress are on the verge of enacting one of the most immoral pieces of legislation in our nation’s history. The Republican party has billed its plan as a tax cut for America’s middle class, but it is in fact an act of gross violence against America’s poor to serve the country’s richest and most powerful.
The claim of the cuts is scarcity. But we do not have scarcity of money; we have a scarcity of moral will. We have an abundance of resources that could end poverty for everyone.

Extremist leaders are proposing to give billions in tax breaks to the wealthy, and to pay for it by raising taxes and cutting life-saving services for poor people, working poor people and the most vulnerable among us.
Listen to what the prophets of old in our sacred traditions have to say about this:
Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. (Isaiah 10:1-4)

Monday, November 27, 2017

State of the Insanity

See the Pathology.
Poor sick, demented Donny. Obama was hanging out with Harry and people were happy for a second...

Friday, November 17, 2017

This is Why

This is why we can't have nice things.

ht All In with Chris Hayes

Sunday, November 5, 2017

So let me get this straight...

The Republicans are going to establish a 2 Trillion dollar deficit and crush Medicare and Social Security and the middle class...

Because Robert Mercer has a 7 Billion dollar tax bill he'd rather not pay.

The extra $600 Million to the Trump Crime Family surely factors in somewhere, though.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

State of the Insanity


Thursday, October 26, 2017

See the Darkness

YouTube Trumpkin and Former Milo Intern Kills His Own Dad for Calling Him a Nazi

Yeah, in case you haven't figured it out, I know from personal experience that grinding on crooked teeth in combination with the weather induced vitamin D deficiency and chronic respiratory infections caused by living in Seattle tend to make one alternate between suicidal and homicidal thoughts...

It's why I moved to Arizona.

The clouds come in October, and the sun doesn't ever emerge before July... 
Last winter, Seattle was very cold and had record breaking rain.   Everyone was sick. 

I would bet a thousand dollars he had/has impacted wisdom teeth AND strep throat.
That shit will make you crazy.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Beyond Sublime

My week as a white non-Muslim

After watching Channel 4's My Week as a Muslim, in which Katie from Cheshire donned a brown face, fake nose and brown teeth to look more "Muslim", I decided that maybe something similar would help me overcome my fear of white people.
I teamed up with a make-up team to experience life on the other side, or My Week as a white non-Muslim.
... In order to fully pass as a white person, much work was needed to hide my far-too-handsome-to-pass-for-white face. The first task was my teeth. Centuries of healthy stock meant that everyone would see through my white disguise due to my delightfully straight teeth.
They had a dentist produce crooked veneers, with four false fillings thrown in for good measure...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

What a Loser

Steve Bannon says "It is about Winning. Nothing else matters" at California GOP convention. 

Yes, he clearly understands that lying and cheating and thuggery and being a generally abhorrent person doesn't matter at all to Values Voters...