Richard Calderhead The Fighting Liberal
2017: Now What? Itsez will shortly undergo a Makeover. This....of course...is
NO, NO, NO, NO!!!!!!
March 24. Trump is stalling out. You see it everywhere.
And his attack on Obamacare is....hanging in the balance.
Keep in mind that Trump has MUCH MORE EVIL IN STORE FOR AMERICA.
Actually....the vast forces of the UberRich are far from being beaten.
Of course, the Democrats are trying to assemble a List of EVERYTHING TRUMP IS DOING WRONG....to establish the basis for a Major National Counterattack.
To SIMPLIFY this for the DIMocrats....Job One after Healthcare....
The RepUglies stopped Obama dead in his tracks....for an entire YEAR!
If Gorsuch gets on the Court....THE BIG MONEY INTERESTS WILL RUN AMERICA STRAIGHT INTO CATASTROPHY!
Trump does not believe in....Fact. Truth. Reality.
All the rest of the Population are....Takers. Living off the Tax Dollars of the Hard Working Rich Guys.
Never forget the infamous words of Mitt Romney:
For these people...."Hand Outs"...such as Social Security and Medicare...are simply Stealing From The Rich.
Believe me...they would rather see you DEAD than "helped" by $ Funds in your Retirement Years....or Medical Help for Illnesses.
OK...the Dems are....Trying. They really are.
He can only be BLOCKED by enough "No" Votes.
And THAT is going to be a real Nail Biter. As we were watching the News...who knows HOW this is finally going to turn out???
Remember....only 17% actually of Americans actually SUPPORT Trump/Ryan ...while a whopping 50% HATE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Itsez Who? As far as I know...I am the only Living American who was an
TRUMP MUST GO!!!!!!
March 17. It is OVER! The Latest? Trump has announced that nothing less
What is this man THINKING OF??? What sort of Heartless American is actually FOR such a Horrible Denial of Meals to Old, Sick Americans...who cannot get to the Grocery Store? (Including plenty of Veterans!!!)
I NEVER HEARD A SINGLE BAD STORY ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS!!!
Where did THIS ONE come from? BTW....you DO KNOW that the Stock Market is Booming....yeah..."Go Donald!!!"
We haven't gotten many details yet...but we hear that The Donald has HUGE TAX CUTS IN STORE FOR THE BANKSTERS, ETC.
I am going to watch with interest as SOME Americans come to the Rescue of Meals on Wheels. Ditto....Planned Parenthood. Remember when they tried to make it appear that Planned Parenthood was making Money selling Dead Babies!!!?
What will their STORY BE about how Meals on Wheels makes Secret $$$$ Millions?
Speaking of Sick Money....I took a Corporate Check into Bank of America...and they announced that they would be glad to cash the Check....but there would be an $8 Fee for Cashing a Corporate Check!!!
I snatched the check out of the Teller's Hand...and ran out of there.
When I went to DEPOSIT the Check at Citibank....they told me that they had NO SUCH FEE FOR CASHING A CORPORATE CHECK!!!
Bernie...where are you, Bernie? (Hillary...you stay Home.
Suddenly...the word: "TAX" turns up. Any time we discuss helping the Less Fortunate among us....Taxes comes up.
Most people....just go ahead and PAY THEIR TAXES...knowing how vital they re to the Economy in General.
BUT...some people really don't LIKE to pay Taxes. Some HATE PAYING TAXES. (Think of the grotesque T Party Image...Pay Enuf Already.)
Wall Street, of course, absolutely ABHORS Taxes...and They work unceasingly to CUT THEIR TAXES. But Wall Street enjoys ENORMOUS TAX BREAKS
Trump appears to be on the Verge....of SLASHING INCOMES ON HIGHLY PAID AMERICANS...including the entire Bankster Class.
DRAIN THE SWAMP!
March 10. Yeah....that's The Donald Talkin'.
They then attack Obamacare as if it was the Worst Thing That Ever Happened to the Good Ole USA!
The latest is the Allegation...that Obamacare is...disintegrating!!!
Uh....why did we NEED....Obamacare? Hmmmm? Oh, easy: We NEEDED IT because there were Millions of Americans who did NOT HAVE ANY HEALTHCARE COVERAGE!
So....Obama...being the Gentle Centrist that he is....tried to cobble together a Universal Plan that would provide a Safety Net for 20,000,000+ Americans!
And for THAT...he is called an Incompetent Fumbler.
OK...so now Trump is President. And? What do you suppose he is quietly doing, behind the Scenes? He is FIRING OLD, EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS in all those Government Departments!!!
I had first-hand experience with a Non-Profit in NYC....which has been around since the Great Depression. The Mission: Help find employment for men and women....over the Age of 40....who were FIRED....and could NOT easily find new jobs!!!!
When I got out to California....an early meeting was with no less than 50 recently fired Hewlett Packard people. Fired! Why? Because MANAGEMENT WAS SENDING THEIR JOBS OVERSEAS!!!!
Their chances of EVER getting an equally Good-Paying Job? Zilch.
HP is one thing; firing LONG-TIME GOVERNMENT EXPERTS IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS is...nothing less than INSANE!
There people know the details of America's relationships with hundreds of Foreign Powers...many of which WISH US NO GOOD!
And? Trump has simply....FIRED THEM! "Get Out!"
So...when the next Midnight Crisis develops in some far-away Oil Sheikdom,
Or...take something in the Environmental Line. Some Company is trying to
Gee...Pete...our Long-time Midwestern Oil Leaks Expert....is....OUT.
And...so it goes.
Trump is continuing...NON-STOP....on a Catastrophic Course for America.
I have NO IDEA how is ever going to be brought under Control.
It seems, as of March 10, 2017, that Trump will Self-Implode...and the ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS...How Much Damage Will He Have Caused?
Itsez Who? As far as I know...I am the only Living American who was an
AMERICA IN CRISIS
March 3. Trump has spoken. This time...from the Halls of Congress.
Trump's Failed Strike in Yemen...which produced the most poignant scene in the entire Address...was an Act of Incompetence. Done, apparently, without proper Advance Planning. So....America has a Shining New (Dead) Hero.
And...what did it get us? We don't actually KNOW what. Team Trump is trying desperately to show that we captured Vital Documents. I will refrain from further comment until we get the Facts on THAT.
Please recall the way that "Incompetent" Barack Obama went about preparing for HIS Attack on Osama bin Laden. As he prepared to fly into Pakistani air space and Capture or Kill our Nemesis...the Evil Genius behind 9/11....Obama was careful to weigh ALL THE ALTERNATIVES.
It was none other than Obama who suggested that our Team should include a Backup Helicopter...."Just in Case." This turned out to be VITAL to the Operation, as one of the original Copters crashed!!!!
As you know, we Nailed Osama. Dead. Gone. AND.....we came out toting REAMS of Vital Documents and Records.
By Contrast....Shoot From the Hip Trump just said: "Go!"
PLUS...there are Persistent Rumors that...THEY KNEW WE WERE COMING!
DIMOCRATS....stay on top of Trump over this Failed Mission!!!
As we speak....Trump is basking in...(ugh!)....nothing less than PRAISE
What a CHANGE from the usual Twitter Barrage!!!!
Meanwhile...we are being cautioned that Trump is speaking and acting for the Plutocrats of America! The Stock Market is ROARING! It's been UP, UP, UP!
Trump is already TILTING THE GAME BOARD to dump $Trillions more
When Trump Trashes Obamacare....that "Failed" Obama Fiasco....MILLIONS of Low Income People will be Tossed Out...to....essentially...DIE from Lack of Medical Care!!!!
The Billionaire Class...meanwhile...will go right on getting The Finest Doctoring Money Can Buy!
Trump is a Catastrophe On Stilts. And...Not Just For America.
Meanwhile...the DIM-ocrats are barely able to piece together a Coherent Sentence on what is WRONG WITH TRUMP!!!
My Suggestion is ULTRA-SIMPLE: Let EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT VOTER agree to bring along a Fresh Vote to the Next Election!
If EVERY ONE OF US DID THAT...Just One More Vote....we could blow the RepUglyCons totally out of the water! Any Takers?
Itsez Who? As far as I know...I am the only Living American who was an
"AMERICA IS....A MESS!!!!!"
February 17. I have said all along: "Trump Will Crash & Burn".
In what can only be called A NON-STOP, CONTINUOUS TRAIN-WRECK... Trump has veered from Catastrophe To Disaster.
How could this be happening to Our America???
Uh....well...look at the Headline: America actually IS...A Mess!!!!
Many...if not MOST of the Problems....are of our own making!
And because Big Pharma....DISGUSTINGLY...insists it is THEIR RIGHT to charge CRIMINALLY HIGH PRICES FOR THEIR DRUGS!
(MY remedy for THAT one is Ultra Simple: If I ever find myself caught between Life and Death.. and the ONLY WAY OUT is to Pay Pfizer a
Back to America's MESS. For Most Americans....Life Is OK. Maybe not Perfect...but....OK.
If you happen to be....Rich...Life can be FABULOUS.
Obamacare was an example of TRYING TO HELP THE LESS FORTUNATE.
Ditto any NiggerHatingRedState RepUglyCon!
When Bernie Sanders spoke so ELEQUENTLY about "Income Inequality
But let's get back to Trump ClapTrap.
Where exactly ARE we....as of Today...on that Wall?
I live in California. We have LOTS of Workers from Mexico here...all or part
So? Trump would do WHAT about those Workers?
We've had all sorts of "Guest Worker Programs....but Trump has never laid
(Has Trump EVER actually LAID OUT A PLAN...that could be discussed and debated by Serious People? Nah!)
So...we bump crazily along...saddled with a Phonly President that MOST American did NOT Vote for...and we're stuck...so far...with the Ghastly Result!
How is this all going to END?
Will Somebody's A-Bomb Trigger Trump's Demise? Maybe.
Meanwhile...Hillary....who is RESONSIBLE FOR TRUMP BEING PRESIDENT
Which TOTALLY Unacceptable New Super-Rich "Appointment" will Trump put forward NEXT?
Democrats need a Real Leader...someone we can Help, Encourage and Support.
"Hello Out there? Where ARE You??????"
February 10. Oh, my. Has America ever BEEN in such a....Mess?
Rachel Maddow gave us some actual data on this....(naturally, Fox won't go NEAR it) but her numbers showed that there's Apprehension Left, Right, Center.
Get this straight: To Trump....NOTHING is SACRED in the United States of America. Nothing. So....he can Fire Away with his Twitter Blizzard....oblivious to the way it is Shaking Up the Nation.
Unbelievably....Wall Street is experiencing a bit of an UPTICK!
Income Inequality is already a NATIONAL CATASTROPHE....and....with Trump Signing New Orders every Day....it can only get WORSE!
I can't help thinking about the MARVELOUS Presentation Bernie Sanders made here in California....at his Vista Rally. The Crowd absolutely LOVED BERNIE... and everything he said that Day.
California is finally waking up to the Fact that Hillary was a Done Deal Going in...she was going to get the Pledged Delegates...NO MATTER WHAT!!!
Which brings us to our Other Revolution: The Demise of the Sold Out Democrats! Way, Way too many DIMocrats have SOLD OUT TO THE HIGHERST BIDDER....aka Wall Street....and Oh, Boy is America going to
Every time I SEE Hillary I want to scream. I want Hillary and Bill to be
The Question THEN is....Who will Lead the Democratic Party in the Future?
We have lots of people who Aspire....but no LEADER stands out.
Somewhere recently I saw a quickie story on HOW MANY HOURS A POLITICIAN NEEDS TO SPEND ON THE PHONE...FUNDRAISING!!!
No WONDER Trump Won. He has the Cash Pool to let the Buy Stuff...
Trump starts off with a Hot Button: "Islam wants to Kill Us All!"
So some Green Card Students gets separated from
Back to....California! No matter where you live in the USA...you heard about California's Persistent Drought....YEARS of Low/No Rain.
Uh....just one Problem: California needs $Billions to Rehab the System....broken in some Key Places...a Long Term Problem that has
So? What Does Trump have to do with THAT? Oh, the Donald will have
TRUMPS GOTTA GO!!!!!
Feb. 3. Every Day...we're hit with some NEW Trump Disaster!
His Supreme Court Nominee could easily SAIL THROUGH to Lock Up the Court with a Right Wing Bias...for YEARS!!!
And his Nominee from Colorado...is a Glaring Example of...what is TRULY WRONG WITH OUR AMERICA...CIRCA 2017!
Gorsuch appears to be....Ideal! He is Tall, Attractive, with a Lovely Wife...he's had the Best Education Money In America Can Buy...and he's had plenty of actual Experience! What could POSSIBLY be Wrong Here?
Oh, look at what this fella BELIEVES IN:
1. A young Woman gets Raped! Open and Shut Case. Whether it was her own Father...or some Homicidal Maniac....if she has an Embryo....GORSUCH SEZ:
This applies even if THE WOMAN'S LIFE IS AT STAKE!!!!!
Now I remember way back when I was just 16 years old...standing in a Delicatessen with a Magazine Section....and I picked up a magazine that
2. Gorsuch is a Devoted Fan of....Atonin Scalia.
Starting with Gorsuch...SCOTUS will be FOREVER SKEWED TO THE
Let's skip over some of the many other Issues....for now....and get to the next absolutely CRITICAL ISSUE....Climate Change. Keeping up with the RatTatTat of dismissive comments on Climate Change out of Trump's Mouth is...daunting.
Huh? Scientists have been warning for YEARS...like a Broken Record...that Climate Change is not only UPON US...but is heading Mother Earth toward
Even China has belatedly adopted Cleaner Air Policy...and China has been
You realize...you CAN'T GET SUPERRICH BY
Here is where Thoughtful Americans can actually HAVE AN EFFECT!
I close today with the emerging story of how Trump's Yemen Raid turned out to be an Unmitigated Disaster...where...."virtually everything went wrong."
Hmmm. Contrast THAT with Obama's Strike on Osama bin Laden!!!
The Military Planners immediately Agreed! And THAT SINGLE MOVE resulted in a Successful Mission Accomplished....instead of an Ignomous Catastrophy!
Thanks,Obama. Shame on YOU....Trump.
I close....feeling really Depressed. How....Unstoppable"....actually IS Trump?
HE'S GONE KRAZY!!!
January 27. "You can't come to America!" Trump has DONE IT!
Stay tuned....this could be The End Of Trump...updates to follow.
Meanwhile...the Trump Travesty Continues. It is virtually ONE LIE AFTER ANOTHER...and....if not Lies...HORRIBLE THOUGHTS that no Honorable American should EVER embrace!!!
Speaking of....Lies....Trump is trumpeting his..."Millions of Illegal Votes were cast...which is the only way Hillary could ever have beaten me!"
Uh....that is Pure Bullwacky! Hillary WON the Popular Vote. She only LOST because of the ghastly, Anti-Black Gerrymandering that those horrible Red States continue to use to Block a more Progressive America!
Now we are in the Era...New To Me....of...."Alternative Facts!"
But...the Trump Machine is using this example to suggest that FRAUD is Rampant throughout the Electorate!!!!!!!
Where to begin? We are only 7 Days into the Trump Presidency...and the things he has ALREADY SIGNED are....Appalling!
Now...it is not that nobody is speaking up: We are hearing MORE People than EVER BEFORE....saying ""NO!" to Trump.
But...the Power of the Presidency is....Formidable. What he can set in motion can be HUGELY DETRIMENTAL to America...virtually from Day One!
Take the VICIOUS Attack Trump is aiming at the Native Americans who are DEAD SET Against that HORRIBLE PIPELINE....threatening so much of what they hold Dear....(and DEFINITELY posing a REAL THREAT to their Health...as these Pipelines are KNOWN to Break and Crumble...and spill TOXIC WASTES all over the Planet!!!!)
Among the MOST Appalling Nominees so far...is the Devos Fraud...who really and truly WILL Destroy Education in America....is left to her own devices!
He's already being told by Mexico to...."Buzz Off!" They do NOT want to
(Uh...Note that the stock market has surged to a New All-Time High!!!!!!!!)
That might be...Incidental....but it is TERRIFYING to think that Wall Street...which has done SO MUCH DAMAGE TO AMERICA....is truly
We learn that Trump is going to nothing less than ELIMINATE TAXES
OK, Itsez: So....where do we turn...to FIGHT BACK?
I am working on this steadily. As we speak...there is no single Format that lets all of us in our MILLIONS....instantly Fight Back. But...this time the Threat is SO GREAT...that there SOON WILL BE....such a Format.
January 20. THE INAUGURATION...POMP AND CEREMONY, 2017.
OK...time for Donald John Trump to Speak. What would he SAY?
NOTHING. He repeated Platitudes about "Making Ameircan Great Again."
Trump has PACKED his Administration with Insiders...
Trump is a TOTAL FARCE! A Fraud.
I will stop right here.
AMERICA HAS JUST BOUGHT INTO A CATASTROPHY!!!!
Stay Tuned for Updates!
TRUMP: BAD? OR...CATASTROPHIC???
January 13. One Week to go. As we approach Inauguration Day...the News
That simply means: "Go DIE...you Poor Slobs!"
Of course the MOST HORRENDOUS ATROCITY is the pending move to Absolutely CRUSH any hope of halting Global Warming.
Whoa. Stop. What this simply means is that a tiny group of RichRichRich
Trump calls the Science of Global Weather simply a HOAX!!!!
No place or time here right now to even BEGIN to undue THAT Nonsense.
What are YOU GONNA BE ABLE TO DO???
Be prepared to Fight Back. With everything we have
As of January 27...there will be a New Feature on Itsez.
tates of America...a mere Utterance from Trump can....Cause a War!!!
Yikes. Stay Tuned. (Oh, Bernie...How I Miss Ya!)
ILD....booming to a New High after the Trump Victory. Hmmmm. Amazing.
What Happens Next? Stay Tuned. This will be....Amazing!
PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE...no Offshore Hideaways
4. America needs...RIGHT NOW.....WiFi for ALL AMERICANS!!!
5. We need to KEEP our Free Libraries...FreePost Offices...(which, again, the GOPSTERS are trhing to PRIVATIZE!!!!! And so on.
6. HEALTHCARE remains a National Disgrace.
I can go on. You get the Drift. Well? Whatchagonna DO About it???
with Itsez is to point out the Sheer Stupidity and Core Mean Spiritedness of what used to be...the Grand Old Party. Oh, Abraham Lincoln...how we miss you!
And...I want to see MSNBC tweaked to become MUCH MORE Progressive...
Below....a Leftover from the Archives. (And, Yes..I am voting for Hillary.)
May 27. I went to the Bernie Rally in Vista, CA. Not Easy....we're talking
But...I knew all that going in. So...I prepared for a Hike when I got there.
There was a....Good Crowd. Totally On Board. Lotsa Young People.
And...Surprise! I learned about a VERY MARVELOUS Group who are
Bernie was...Solid. He got up on the Stage...and Talked. He made Sense!
He spoke for over an Hour....and kept the Crowd going the entire time.
By now, you surely must be aware of Bernie's Talking Points:
1. Income Inequality.
I had not known that Bernie has also taken up the Cause of
The Crowd was VERY Anti-Trump. Less so...Hillary. (I find myself getting blown off by perfectly normal people...when it comes to Ms. Clinton.)
The very IDEA that Hillary...with a Straight Face....is actually Touting Bill as the guy who will Rebuild America is simply MINDBOGGLING!!!!!!!! (Nafta, anyone?)
They totally reject the ABSURD Lie that
Now...I did not make this up. This is a Real Group of absolutely MARVELOUS Wealthy Americans who are Calling Out the Liars!!!!!
They say it all in less than 100 words:
"The Real Job Creators are the Poor and Middle Class: When Millions of hard working poor and middle class families earn more Money...they SPEND IT!
A (Local) Authentic Businessman does NOT NEED Illegal Tax Breaks...he needs More Customers!
So...the Real Enemies in America are: "Billionaires and Giant Multi-National Corporations...who are evading paying ANY Taxes right now in America!!!!
Uh...by the end of the Week...Trump was on the Megyn Kelly Show...and
But...TRUMP IS A LOOSE CANNON....who can do
To Close: VOTE BERNIE!!!!! America Hangs In The Balance!!!!!