Reflections of past arrogance, delusions of supreme superiority forged with forked tongues as they slither back and forth.
Remember those glorious years, granny in her toasty home, a Vet home from his/her deployment settling back to civilian life in loving arms and castle. A time when the majority described as gut retching pain seeing their granny foreclosed on, their Veteran relative lose their castle. Perhaps not, we Homo sapiens live short life spans considering other species, with this short life span; we also have short memories and forget certain events that occurred only about a decade ago.
I am talking about the 2008 financial crisis where many lost their jobs, homes and self-respect while people like Steven Mnuchin whom foreclosed on a 90-year-old woman for a twenty-seven cent error and he made millions by doing this. There were others who followed the path of Mnuchin moral code, Some were indicted while other went scot-free. There are those on the far right that I believe to some degree, care less who lost their home during this time period as long as it wasn’t them. They may say, ” You should have managed your funds better”, to other sarcastic remarks.
I bring this up for those that do have opportunities to purchase homes and in recent news as of today, Trump has ordered to have the Dodd-Frank reviewed and stated that he will be cutting out many regulation, regulations that were meant to protect us the consumer from greedy pretentious asinine corporate world, like big banks and Wall-Street that caused this in the first place which is a left over from George W. Bush Jr Administration.
No one likes home-work, yet I am giving everyone homework. That home-work consists of a few fact based movies that pertain to the 2008 financial crisis.
The Big Short (2015)
Margin Call (2011)
Too Big To Fail (2011)
Inside Job (2010)
Frontline: The Warning (2009)
The Flaw (2010)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), though not based on the 2008 crisis, it provides in-depth interviews of corruption and greed.
Disagree or agree, united or divided, perhaps this is one thing that we all can agree on. A young lady of sixteen who won the Americas Got Talent, Jackie Evancho who sang the National Anthem at the recent Inauguration did an amazing job.
Those who may not have heard the latest pertaining to the Trump Administration, here are some key points to keep in mind as our country moves foreword.
First, allow me to bring some bad news to most of us that still use the postal service to mail letters. As of Sunday, they are increasing the price from 47 cents to 49 cents. http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/forever-stamps-will-cost-more-starting-sunday/ar-AAlZYlB?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp
How many remember Sesame Street, parents favorite show for their children, not sure how the Millennials or younger generation feel about the Public Broadcasting show, Sesame Street, but for the rest of us, we will have to be prepared to possibly say goodbye to the show.
PBS may also be on the chopping block, “Off with their head”.
it is a Private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969. However their members is largely made up of America’s public TV Stations and the public viewer that donates allowing for shows like Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Finding Your Roots. However, on their Webpage they state receiving funding from the government as one of their sources of funding.
I wonder if this comes about when “Rocky Balboa ” tuned Trump down for a position?
In light of recent protests of President-Elect close to forty plus leaders stated they will not attend the Inauguration. The count is now up to fifty possibly due to the Trump Vs Congressman John Lewis tweets.
I then began to see on Facebook, several memes of protesting the inauguration by not watching it on the boob tube. According to polls, Trump is at 40% favorable which dramatically dropped since his campaign. But why do I believe that this protest of a few will fail. We have heard that over 200,000 plus woman will march the day after the Inauguration and possibly more counting local area marches. Quite a few people, right? Yes and no. I will explain.
How many times in the past few years, weather on the news or Facebook protests pleas to not fuel up on a certain day? Did they work?
Of course they didn’t work. Why? People still went to work, still filled up their vehicles, maybe a few were faithful and did not fill up on that day. Buses still drove kids to school. In order for this to have worked, you have to hurt them where it really counts to get the message across and we keep failing to drive the message home.
How do we get the message across, by being unified as a true nation like the recent protest of the Pipeline in North Dakota. People from all walks of life and different states came out to join the protest, day and night, not leaving, persevering and moving forward.
Gasoline market, hurt them by their financial gain, their bottom line much like our own wallets. The inauguration, for most of us is broadcasted on the networks which in that realm is TV ratings. Although, some may refrain of tuning in, some will be curious, tempted to take a peek, while others may think recording it might be an option, however some networks are able to gauge viewership that way too. For instance,
“What many consumers don’t know about their DVRs is that in addition to retrieving scheduling information, they also share data about what you’re watching and when. You might remember the notorious Janet Jackson “nip slip” during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime performance. After the incident, TiVo released a statement calling it “the most TiVo’ed moment,” as TiVo users paused and replayed that clip more times than any other moment in the history of TiVo up to that point [source: Reuters]. While that in itself is interesting, the underlying point is even more revealing: TiVo and other DVRs collect your viewing information, and DVR companies are even using that data to release their own ratings numbers for recorded programs.”
That is why I think this will fail, we as a nation do not unite and follow through.
Let me know your thoughts.
In a previous post, Right to the Moon Alice I was asked a question. That question, “January 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm
So, if one of your friends or relatives has the same question, comfort them by saying, “WE DIDN’T” put this creature in office, the Electoral College did.
A bit extreme I do believe.