Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A Few Under The Radar Items

By Jeff Simpson

So much is happening bad, crazy and unbelievable that it is hard to keep track of.  So let's take a quick run through some things we may have missed.  

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, telling us that people who have pre-existing conditions deserve them:

"My understanding is that (the new proposal) will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool," Brooks said. "That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they're healthy, they've done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now, those are the people--who've done things the right way--that are seeing their costs skyrocketing."

* Last week in Charlottesville, Virginia, the hometown of Thomas Jefferson had plans to remove a statue of the Confederate traitor general Robert E. Lee.   White Nationalist Robert Spencer, led a protest of a bunch of white people with torches marching on downtown.   Seriously, in 2017, a bunch of white people marched on downtown to try and keep a statue of a traitor to our country standing.  

*  When Paul Ryan, is not busy using teenage cancer survivors as props, he is busy running from his constituents.  Since Paul Ryan refuses to meet with his constituents, Congressman Mark Pocan held a town hall in Ryan's district:

"This Paul Ryan we have now — he seems to roll over and want his belly rubbed by the president ,” Pocan said. “That's not what we need from the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Paul Ryan has really been complicit in letting Donald Trump be Donald Trump.”
*  San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Greg Popovich, never one to shy away from speaking his mind, addressed the clown show n the White House the other day, after they dispensed the Houston Rockets:

“Usually things happen in the world, and you go to work and you’ve got your family and you’ve got your friends and you do what you do,” Popovich said.
“But I feel like there’s a cloud or a pall over the whole country. In a paranoid, surreal sort of way, that’s got nothing to do with the Democrats losing the election — it’s got to do with the way one individual conducts himself.
“That’s embarrassing. It’s dangerous to our institutions and what we all stand for and what we expect the country to be. But for this individual, he’s in a game show, and everything that happens begins and ends with him. Not our people or our country. Every time he talks about those things, it’s a ruse. It’s just disingenuous.”
*  Rocker Todd Rundgren, can not figure out how anyone would support The Donald and mentions that if you actually do, you wont enjoy his show very much:

Todd Rundgren has a warning for supporters of President Donald Trump: Keep away.
Don’t come to my show,” Rundgren told Variety. “Because you won’t have a good time.”
Rundgren’s latest album features the anti-Trump song “Tin Foil Hat,” which he recorded with Donald Fagen of Steely Dan.
Variety’s Chris Willman said the new tune reminded him of seeing a couple walk out of a show last year after Rundgren criticized Trump from the stage. But the man behind hits such as “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw The Light” and “Bang The Drum All Day,” said such a response doesn’t bother him.
Addressing Trump supporters, he said:
“I don’t understand your frickin’ values. Because I’m not singing about that. If you don’t understand that basic thing, you’re just fooling yourself. I guarantee that in this show, if you’re a Trump supporter, you will likely be offended. Let the buyer beware! I mean, if you can’t take a joke, or you can’t admit that you’ve made a mistake, you don’t belong with the rest of us.”
Rundgren laughed at the end of his comments, Willman noted.

1 comment:

  1. Re Spencer and the nationalists... They chanted "Russia is our friend" and "Blood and soil" which was the motto of the Ukrainian UPA (Ukrainian Partisan Army) which with the help of Riechs Komandante Erich Koch conducted a mass purge in 1943 murdering hundreds of thousand of ethnic Poles.
    How do I know this? Because my father Konstanty is a survivor that ended with his capture by the NAZIs and internment in Neuengamme KZ - a slave labor concentration camp at Hamburg. Along the way the train of box cars stopped at Belzec KZ to sort out any Jews that might have been hiding among the Poles.... http://kresy-siberia.org/hom/element/konstanty-starzewski/