Wednesday, June 29, 2016

And When the Big, Fake Balloon Bursts? Then What? ......

Ok -- so the 8th and most expensive (to U.S. taxpayers) investigation of Hillary Clinton's role in the Benghazi tragedy has come to a whimpering end, and like the previous 7 investigations, it found no wrongdoing by HRC or the Obama government.  Sure -- mistakes were made, just as they were in the numerous embassy attacks that took place under George W. Bush's watch.

But here's the stark difference between progressives and conservatives.  Progressives didn't run around like partisan assholes saying Bush was a murderer and calling for endless fishing investigations after the attacks and tragic deaths which took place under his administration.

So even though Trey Gowdy's $7million, taxpayer funded political exercise came up with the same result as all of the previous political exercises, Herr Drumpf wasn't placated:

Well -- somebody did go and ask murdered Ambassador Christopher Steven's famiily what they thought about Hillary Clinton's judgement -- imagine fucking that??

Observe the sad spectacle dear readers:

Go read it dear readers.  Go read what the family of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has to say as to the death of  their loved one, but even more importantly, what their views are about the the low class, gutter sniping attacks Herr Drumpf and his Brown Shirts are hurling at Hillary Clinton over the issue.

Low Class Scum.  That is Drumpf and his gang.  And the sooner America realizes what a classless thug the guy is, the better.

If you've never watched a James Cagney move, you ought to.  In fact, you ought to watch most of his earlier movies.  Those movies were all about wise guys like Drumpf ..... only Drumpf's class of grifting was gold plated.

Ultimately --- it's up to you -- dear readers.

Pick this guy:

Or this sane, rational, adult person ......

Gadfly has said, he is not a Hillary bot supporter.

Gadfly has said he like Bernie's ideas.

Gadfly has said, Drumpf is a know-nothing lunatic.

Gadfly has said, if you vote for a clown, expect the full circus afterward.

Up to you dear readers.   America deserves sane, serious people planning it's future, or it deserves this asshat:

Just fucking saying ......


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Nexus of P.T. Barnum and The Golden Boy Who Would Be King . . .

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The Gadfly truly, deeply, madly has made every attempt to warn his conservative friends about the supreme grifter named Drumpf.  No really - he has - just go back through the archives and see.

In the span of the last week or so the following has been revealed about the "yooogely" successful real estate "tycoon" who is going to run America like he does his business ventures:

Donald Trump casts himself as a protector of workers and jobs, but a USA TODAY NETWORK investigation found hundreds of people – carpenters, dishwashers, painters, even his own lawyers – who say he didn’t pay them for their work.
... Donald Trump often portrays himself as a savior of the working class who will "protect your job." But a USA TODAY NETWORK analysis found he has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over the past three decades — and a large number of those involve ordinary Americans, like the Friels, who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.

Ok -- so Drumpf stiffs the honest business people who do work for him and then dares them to sue him, knowing full well that most of these small business owners and workers can't afford to fight Herr Drumpf's legion of high priced attorneys and so they just take the loss and the Drumpfster walks away with that stupid smirk on his face knowing he just got something for free.  Gadfly surmises that is what Drumpf is talking about when he portrays himself as a "winner."

Next . . .

How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions
After narrowly escaping financial ruin in the early 1990s by delaying payments on his debts, Mr. Trump avoided a second potential crisis by taking his casinos public and shifting the risk to stockholders.
And he never was able to draw in enough gamblers to support all of the borrowing. During a decade when other casinos here thrived, Mr. Trump’s lagged, posting huge losses year after year. Stock and bondholders lost more than $1.5 billion.
All the while, Mr. Trump received copious amounts for himself, with the help of a compliant board. In one instance, The Times found, Mr. Trump pulled more than $1 million from his failing public company, describing the transaction in securities filings in ways that may have been illegal, according to legal experts.

Nice gig if you can get it.  You leverage your "famous" name to borrow money at high interest rates to finance your venture, and then after you've sucked the blood out of it, you leave the emaciated corpse of the whole enterprise to the investors and bondholders who were big enough suckers to put their faith and financial support up as collateral.  More like collateral damage while Herr Drumpf laughed his smarmy ass all the way to the bank.

And then this week we hear of this . . .

Donald Trump's Campaign Is Nearly Penniless
[The most recent filing for the presumptive Republican nominee shows just $1.3 million cash on hand and a measly $5.6 million in fundraising over the course of May.]
Donald Trump hates disclosure: He won’t release his tax returns, asks volunteers to sign non-disclosure agreements, and fights the release of depositions. And looking at his most recent Federal Election Commission disclosure, it’s not hard to see why. The report is brutal for the presumptive Republican nominee.
Trump closed May with just $1.3 million cash on hand. That’s down from $2.4 million at the start of the month. The campaign raised just $5.6 million, even though the Trump campaign signed a major fundraising agreement with the Republican National Committee in the middle of the month, and spent $6.7 million.

But you know what the best part of that sad-sack story is?  Like you didn't know this was coming dear readers . . .

One the most striking things about the report is how much money the campaign is paying to Trump-affiliated companies.
On occasions like this, it’s hard not to think of Trump’s comment in 2000: “It's very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.” Politico points out that Trump spent $208,000 on hats, while “by comparison, the campaign spent only $48,000 on data management and $115,000 on online advertising.” Those “Make America Great Again” hats are great merchandise, and useful for spreading the Trump brand. Data management? Not so much. But Trump has loaned himself more than $40 million now, and if he can’t ramp up his fundraising, he’ll never be able to pay himself back.

Oh my!  What will we tell the children??

Drumpf is actually taking the meager amount of campaign money he has received so far and has been generously funneling about a quarter of it back in to a bunch of his own shitty little companies! Dastardly genius!

And nearly a quarter of a $million spent just on on those completely asinine fucking "Make America Great Again" hats of his??  OMG-LOL!  Gadfly bets dollars-to-donuts that one of his offspring owns the hat making company.

Shall we review the academically accepted definition of the word grifter again dear readers?


  (grĭft) Slang
1. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.
2. swindle or confidence game.
v. grift·edgrift·inggrifts
To engage in swindling or cheating.
To obtain by swindling or cheating.

[Perhaps alteration of graft.]

grift′er n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


informal US a person who swindles another out of money

So  in summary -- it has come down to the simple, unadulterated reality that a sizable portion of the American electorate appears to have absolutely no reservations at all about electing a sure-as-shit phony bunco artist whose business acumen is about as astute as Wile E. Coyote's next best plan to catch the Road Runner, as the next leader of the free world? - and why?  Because they're mad  at the way the government that they them stupid selves have elected over and over again is corrupt and doesn't give a rat's fart in the wind about them and their economic circumstances ---- boo fucking hoo.  And so their solution is to elect the equivalent of this bozo as their next leader???:

Jeebus fucking kripes.  Sure -- and they're the ones who are always bleating the loudest about how much they love their country.

Sad, pathetic, heartless, and of course selfish --- and it goes without saying that those words are much, much too kind to accurately describe the Drumpf supporter's efforts to inflict an undeserved level of misery on their fellow Americans --- which is almost assured should the phony Orangutan realize his wet dream and ascend to the Napoleonic throne that he covets so much.

This country's future is in your hands America.  Don't fuck it up.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Please Unfriend The Gadfly If This Offends You . . .

17 year old high school kid -- dead.  Dead as they get.  Why?  Because some fucking gun goon saw him walking "suspiciously" in the neighborhood where the gun goon guy was a community watch toad and so gun goon guy aggressively confronted the kid with a handgun in his hand and the kid panicked not knowing who this fat fuck with the gun was that was accosting him and so he fought back and for that he was shot dead.

17 years old and dead.  Deader than dirt.  For fucking walking in your dad's neighborhood, wearing a hoodie, with pop and candy in your pocket it shall be noted....... nigger.

Dead.  Gun goon style dead.  And the killer, George Zimmerman walks away to a life of right wing stardom and economic gain.

Gadfly has had enough of the gun goonery in this country.  No more being silent.  No more thinking society will take care of the problem on it's own.  Horseshit.

Time to organize and put an end to this domestic terrorism fucking crap..... because that is exactly what it is.

Now --- the reality.  The Gadfly would be happy his self to spearhead such a life-affirming revolt against the powers that be over gun proliferation.  But The Gadfly is a realist.  The best hope is to have everyone who is of the same view of The Gadfly to do two things ---- one -- get your sad sack asses to the voting booths on election day and vote these fucking alien pod people conservatives back in to the murky swamp that they emerged from .. secondly .... pressure your senators to do something about this shit ..... organize local cabals to show up at your senators door and pressure these gutless cocksuckers to stop accepting NRA money and endorsements ...... you have the power in your actions .... but those actions must be implemented if any good is to come of them .........

Sigh . . . . .  The Gadfly can only be a splinter of the force needed to shake shit up, but the rest of you, in numbers, can be the earthquake that destroys the death CULTure as we know it ......


Take No Quarter, Give None . . . . To What End? ....

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A pic of some of the beautiful babies killed by a military class weapon wielded by a mentally unstable person in 2012 in Newtown Connecticut.

And the slaughter goes on . . . . . and on . . . . . and on . . . . . .

If only to put all of this unfathomably evil gun-goonery bullshit into perspective, here's some other gun "events" that took place just this very same week here in in this country ... only to have been overshadowed by the Orlando super massacre:

Police are investigating the tragic death of Christina Grimmie, who was shot dead at age 22 in Florida.
The singer, The Voice alum and YouTube star and the pop rock group Before You Exit, who she had opened for, were signing autographs for fans inside Orlando's Plaza Live Theater after their concert ended when a man opened fire and shot her. She later died of her wounds.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man they believe shot his wife and four daughters to death in their New Mexico home.
Roswell police identified 34-year-old Juan David Villegas-Hernandez on Sunday as the suspect in the fatal shootings.

GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. (WSAZ/WV MetroNews) -- Three men are dead and another behind bars after a shooting reportedly over firewood.
The shooting happened at Valley High Timber Farm in Great Cacapon in Morgan County, West Virginia about 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Deputies responded after reports of an active shooter on the scene. When they got there, they say the shooter had fled, but three men were found dead from gunshot wounds.
Erick Shute, 32, of Great Cacapon, was arrested in Pennsylvania for the shootings.
Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh identified Shute to MetroNews as a “sovereign citizen” and said he had filed a number of complaints against the victims including property disputes.

Over fucking firewood??  Whip out the killing toy and snuff out human lives over firewood??  Good god really???

There's your sick fucking American gun goon CULTure dear readers -- in all of it's splendid glory.

Sigh . . . . The Gadfly so tires of talking about this shit - he really does.  But if one doesn't speak their mind, then one is complicit with what's going on.  As macabre as it sounds, perhaps if the Newtown Connecticut PD and the FBI were to publicly release the crime scene photos of the Sandy Hook classrooms with the slaughtered first graders and their teachers, maybe that might jar some of you motherfuckers to take sober stock of your views and start thinking with your hearts and your minds together for a change.

For you self-professed Christians who support these gun nuts and their desire to see so many human killing machines rampantly available to anyone in our society ...... Kris Kristofferson could teach you a thing or three about your bullshit piousness ....

That's all.


Hey -- Gotta Give Him Points For Consistency . . . .

Fuck it --- he's alienated just about everyone else except for the white, angry Tea Party militia guys and their fat ugly wives ..... might as well go here . . .

Republican Donald Trump claimed American troops embezzled untold millions of dollars meant for rebuilding Iraq during wartime and are “living very well” off those funds at a campaign event Tuesday night.
“Iraq, crooked as hell,” Trump told a crowd in Greensboro, North Carolina. “How about bringing baskets of money – millions and millions of dollars – and handing it out? I wanna know, who are the soldiers that had that job? Because I think they’re living very well right now, whoever they may be.”
While Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told Politico he was referring to Iraqi soldiers, the site noted the billionaire businessman has made similar remarks about U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in the past.

Jeebus .... Drumpf is really on a mentally unstable roll isn't he?  Impugning the integrity of U.S. combat soldiers in Iraq??  Just Wow!!!   The Gadfly is curious --- just who in the fuck does the vulgar orangutan have left to insult?  The Pope?  Oops!  Been there, done that! ..... Christ he's even insulted the Pope! ...

There's almost five months to go in this campaign.  The way Drumpf is going, by the time election day arrives, the only people pulling the lever for him in the voting booth on election day will be these charming freaks:

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Just sayin' . . . .


Not Much More To Say About It . . .

The Gadfly simply cannot find it within himself to comment in depth on the Orlando shooting massacre that occurred this past weekend.  Frankly, just what is it that The Gadfly could say that hasn't already been said by smarter and more eloquent commentators?

Sadly though, it goes without saying that this kind of gun carnage has become an entrenched feature instead of a bug in our firearms worshiping CULTure of death.

What's worse is trying to rationally engage any of the Ted Nugent screaming mimi wingnut crowd in to having an adult, sane conversation about this ever escalating problem of mass shooting events in this country.  The Gadfly just cannot fucking handle listening to those idiots trot out the same old hoary, discredited justifications for not doing anything about this cultural cancer that is ravaging this nation's soul from the inside out.

And to make matters worse of course, the most unhinged of these blathering numbskulls can be heard screeching garbage not unlike this:

"If only a good guy with a gun had been there . . . "

"The security guards should have been armed with Uzi's . . ."

"It's a false flag operation staged by Obama to take our guns away . . ."

"No more mooslim immigrants! . . ."

"Build the wall! . . ."

"It's just God's way of thinning out teh sinful gay . . ."

Honestly dear readers, if any of The Gadfly's conservative family members or friends were to approach him at this moment in time and start in with that kind of dumbfuckassery smack talk, The Gadfly swears he would choke them out right on the spot.

Like millions of Americans The Gadfly is sick of this shit and even sicker of the awful human beings who are the primary enablers of these horrific events through their selfish, uncaring, heartless actions of steadfastly blocking any meaningful attempts at stemming the blood-red tide of the proliferation of military grade weaponry in the hands of way too many fucking people who have no goddamn sensible business whatsoever in possessing such frightening killing toys.



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

He's Baaaaaaaaaack . . . . A Dormant Gadfly Stirs From His Somnambulism . . .

Now that Hillary has officially wrapped up the Dem nomination allow The Gadfly to make a few, what should be to any rational observer, salient points.

First - Bernie Sanders should be given a standing ovation by every damn American who honestly gives a rat's puckered ass about this country's future and the long-term health of our representative democracy.

The Gadfly knew Sanders had a mighty challenge to overcome in taking on the Democratic establishment and their chosen candidate Hillary Clinton.  In fact, dear readers, you can go back a few months and view archived postings where The Gadfly predicted a Sanders loss, while simultaneously professing admiration for Sander's policy proposals and the dirty old socialist's vision for a better America and better society - one that would improve the quality of life of many more Americans, not to mention resurrecting the slowly disintegrating middle class.

However it was eminently clear, pretty much from the get go, that when you have a locomotive pushing your train up the political tracks as opposed to a hand car, which is what the equivalency of Hillary's establishment support compared to Bernie's grass roots support was, one did not need to be an Einstein prodigy to see that it was just a matter of time before the Hillary train rumbled across the finish line far ahead of the Sander's bedraggled, albeit plucky convoy.

But Sanders proved a couple of things - one he proved that there is a sizable portion of the electorate who are tired of the the Democrats behaving and legislating like Republican wannabes.  Secondly, he managed to force Hillary and the Dem establishment to tack fairly sharply back to the left on a range of progressive policy issues, after a couple of decades of allowing the Republican wingnuts to dominate the discourse and bully the national conversation grossly to the right.  That alone is something The Gadfly has been waiting for a very, very long time to see any Democrat accomplish and it was more than worth it for the the few punches and jabs that Hillary had to endure during this whole sordid primary process.

Lastly - - - Drumpf!!!!!!!

Wow -- what a fucked up week for the bloviating Oompa-Loompa man eh?  The Gadfly really at times just finds himself standing in slack-jawed awe at how Herr Drumpf just cannot help himself from alienating all of these American voters -- women, minorities, sane Republicans, even the fucking Koch brothers -- people who the knuckle-dragging Orangutan is going to need at least some measurable percentage of support from in the general election if he's going to realize his wet dream of dictatorial lordship.   You see dear readers, a lot of people mistakenly conflate the Republican primaries with the general election  - to the extent that they actually end up deluding themselves into actually believing that a bigoted, misogynistic, hateful, petty, narcissistic and soulless fucker like Drumpf can actually win enough votes in the general - and thus the presidency.  It's a sad and pathetic self-immolating spectacle to watch.

The Gadfly honestly wishes either Kasich or Jeb (gaaaack!) Bush had won.  Because that, at the very least, would have sent a somewhat hopeful message that the Republican party still has enough sane members among it's ranks to allow for a measured, adult and serious debate to take place in front of the American public -- instead of the WWE stage crafted circus that the greasy con man Drumpf is undoubtedly going to serve up like a shit sandwich with a side of flies.

But you can't say that The Gadfly hasn't been screaming his voice hoarse from the rooftops trying to warn the right wingers and the rest of the gullible rubes who have prostrated their senses at the small feet of the short-fingered vulgarian Drumpf.  Like dumb cows being led to the slaughterhouse, unthinking, led by the nose and the electric cattle prod - they were and still are ready to follow this smugly arrogant, worldly ignorant and dangerously stupid clown Drumpf as he strives to drive this nation straight in to the abyss of failure with his toddler-like temperament and equally toddler-like thought process as it relates to the mission critical skills of visionary national and international leadership.  Jeebus fucking kripes! -- the dumb fuck even has our long time allies shaking their heads in disbelief and wondering aloud what kind of brain eating amoeba has mass infected millions of Americans such that they actually and seriously want to see this thin-skinned, "reality" tv show spawned thug become the leader of the free world.

Mind boggling -- and fucking scary too.

Nonetheless - it now appears that even the mainstream media along with a few guilt-wracked Republicans are beginning to have lover's remorse from their flirty little fling with Drumpf's mentally disturbed behavior and carnival barker freak show - and it's about fucking time.

But that does not take away from the fact that Herr Drumpf is most definitely still the chosen candidate of the Republican party and their isn't enough lime or bleach to mask the stench of the walking presidential candidate corpse that the right wing nuts and their Libertardian Drumpf fan boyz brigades have offered up to the world as their standard bearer and high political priest.

Selfish fucking Morons.

Ultimately though, The Gadfly, who has stated on many a previous occasion, is not a Hillary groupie, will unequivocally state that if the final choice between Hillary or the toddler-like, spoiled brat, con artist who fancies himself boy king, then Hillary gets the lever pull in the voting booth hands down.  It's a decision that is not up for debate as far as The Gadfly is concerned - for The Gadfly has children and grandchildren and he sure as hell trusts their futures in the hands of grandma Hillary more than he does in the hands of the grifting Chancellor of Drumpf University.

Time to stand up America.  Time to choose your destiny as a nation and a society.  No fucking crying afterward if a sufficient number of you didn't care enough to make your voices heard and your votes count and this fucking despotic clown becomes your dear leader:

That's all.

Oh -- one last thing -- if Drumpf's cable tv lackeys think that their screeching about Benghazi and the emails and Bill's blow job are going to be their salvation ........ they don't know Hillary ..... she's been deftly fending off right wing attacks for 20+ years and she is battle hardened.  In fact -- The Gadfly envisions this is how the Drumpf -vs- Hillary confrontation is eventually going to go down .... envision the waitress as Hillary and Doug Heffernan as Drumpf... ROFL: