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If There Were a God, I Would Think He is Trying to Tell Us Something

Devastating hurricanes in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Houston, and now massively destructive fires in California.  So when’s the big quake? I don’t want to point this out, but the pain and suffering is spread around between both partisan sides of the political spectrum.  The only constant through all of this is the President of the United States, who a minority of the people elected and then shit happened.  Could this be a sign?

Of course all of this could look benign compared to what could happen if the Dotard In Charge (DIC) starts a war on the Korean Peninsula, withdraws from the Iran agreement, hastening their nuclear program, kills Obamacare so millions are once again left without healthcare (oh, they have access, they just can’t afford that access), while his EPA Chief allows the raping of the environment again, all, of course, in the name of reducing regulations and letting the market place work.  There is nature’s fury, and then there is man made damage caused by the DIC put in place by ignorant and ill informed voters, and enabled by power hungry Republicans. If I believed in God, maybe a sacrifice, say the DIC himself, would appease him.

Speaking of God, the other day I was sitting in my truck in the grocery store parking lot waiting for she who must not be mentioned here to get her coffee (we were on our way to the big city to get my Lupron shot for my prostate cancer, maybe another sign), when a nice young lady tapped on my window and asked my about my decal on my truck (a fish sign with legs and the words Darwin written across it).  She said in these troubled times (no shit) she was using her religion to try to comfort people.  She asked directly if I was an atheist, which I said yes, and she asked why.  You try to answer that in 10 words or less.  She asked if something had happened to me to reject God.  I thought about saying I think he has rejected us, but I did not.

I did try to explain to her that being an atheist does not mean, even in these times, that I do not have both spirituality and hope.  Isn’t life a gift enough without a fairy godfather?  But I also explained to her that I respected her faith and would never try to change that.  Atheism is not a religion, and I do not need converts, it is just my personal observation.  I know that faith and religion greatly helps some people and who the hell am I to try to take that away.  The nice thing about this encounter was that she was not trying to proselyze me, but to offer encouragement to someone who she thought may need it.  Her way was through her religious beliefs and some of the wisdoms she found in her Bible.

I bring all this up because when shit happens, people mostly seem to come together and try to help each other whether they are gay, transsexual, immigrant, conservative, liberal, black, white, atheist, Christian, Muslim, well, you get the gist.  God is not a player in that we want to help each other because it is innate in the human condition.  One person who was standing in the dust and ash of what was left of everything they owned, said, you can either stand here and grieve or help others.  What we should learn from these disasters is that either God doesn’t exist, or he doesn’t give a shit.  Either way we are left to our own devices and what I have seen is that those devices in most people are something to be proud of.

In this world we live in, a lot of us define ourselves by our possessions so when we have a devastating loss, well, we are devastated.  And then we seem to be able to rise above it.  And the lesson in a world created right now by the DIC and Republicans is, they have it wrong, we are all in this together and shit happens.  It has nothing to do with how hard we work, or what or who we believe in,  We live in a world where chaos is becoming more prevalent because of man’s selfish actions.  Time to maybe understand we really are our brother’s keeper.  And that my friends, from an atheist.

One other thing as I watch disaster, man-made in action.  A Republican was being interviewed by Andrea Mitchell about what is coming out about the DIC, the meeting where he wanted to know why we weren’t expanding our nuclear stockpile, the shock of those around him, the fucking moron comment by Rex Tillerson, and the tweet storm.  This guy tried to normalize it as well this happens in all administrations and needs to be kept behind closed doors.  No it doesn’t you Little Dotard (LD).  This is not normal.

In the same vein, on CNN they were discussing NBC’s reporting of the above and the DICs tweet this morning:

Some pundit when asked about the DIC’s threat to revoke the license on NBC because he does not like the story, said he was probably joking, to which the host, who had a clue, said president don’t joke about attacking the fundamental value to our democracy of the free press, and the pundit replied, well this is the new normal.  NO IT IS NOT YOU MORON! This is absolutely abnormal and it is how we lose democracy if you start defining it as normal.  We have to understand that our democracy is under attack from the Oval Office and we had better start coming together to fight it because the Republicans are normalizing it.

Random Monday Morning Thoughts

Why does the base stick with Donald Trump. I wonder if it is the abused wife syndrome. Why does and abused wife stay with her abuser? Because she does not see that there are other options.

The New York Times catalogue 61 outright lies that Trump has told while being in office. The Washington Post found 492 occasions where what the President said was either false or misleading in the first 100 days. We are at 836 now with most common lie claiming Obamacare is collapsing. Yeah right, fake news.

The Village Idiot in Chief's new communication director, Anthony Scaramucci, looks like he is from the mob, which may not bode well when the real shit hits the fan, and as near as I can tell, he just more aggressively lies than Sean Spicer did. Oh, and isn't he from that same elite East Coast mob Trump's base hates?

By the way with Spicy gone will we not miss Melissa McCarthy in what I have to say was the best caricature of Spicy and his defensive lying than we will ever see again? Of course Scaramucci could be right up there as Saturday Night Live fodder, and who can do Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her humorless droll assessment that she does not agree when a reporter points out the obvious?

So today Jared Kushner goes before a closed session of the Senate Intelligence Committee and you have to wonder why it is closed. Of course he released his 11-page rebuttal with "no collusion", which is a one-way conversation where we can't hear the other side and the questions which would cast doubt on his story. That may have been by design from the Republican Chairman. Sadly in America today, if you want the truth you have to pray for leaks. What the Village Idiot in Chief calls fake news is the only way we can stay informed.

Chuck Schumer released an op-ed as a preview of the Democrat's "Better Deal" (which I commented on yesterday). But the real fun is reading the comments that noted that in his op-ed he said nothing about single payer, while others noted that Bernie had already charted a path if they had the guts to follow it.

And finally it was noted that the new head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, had spent most of his time in his home state of Oklahoma. I don't know whether that is a good thing or a bad thing considering his climate denial and fawning over the carbon energy industry. Of course he is putting industry flakes into positions that used to be held by scientists. I wonder if anybody but me remembers Love Canal or thinks our kids not having cancer is way more important than maximizing profits.

When I get the news of the day, which I am ignoring right now, more will follow. It will be interesting to see how the spinners try to pretend what is happening in a Trump White House is rational and that President Trump can learn new tricks. TTFN