Monday, March 27, 2017

EYE know the #HardRightWingers didn't mean to actually help the American people, but thank you anyway

Who would have thought?
The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The bill was pulled from the House floor Friday in a political defeat for the president.
24 million Americans were spared coverage, jobs, and life options. 

More States to Expand Medicaid now that ObamaCare Remains Law

Will #SweetHomeAlabama be one of those states? EYE doubt it.  
Gov. Robert Bentley recently made a trip to D.C. with a handful of other Alabama Republicans in order to support and influence the current efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
After meeting with HHS Secretary Tom Price, Bentley gave a statement, saying:
"After a productive discussion with Secretary Price I have been given steady assurances that Alabama, a state that stood strong and chose not to expand Medicaid, will be given much needed flexibility to adjust to and accommodate any changes in the Repeal and Replacement of the ACA."
Redeye tiptoeing away from the computer to go pray....

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"We reap what you sowed"

The majority of the American people did not vote for the candidate who promised to repeal and replace ObamaCare, destroy the environment, privatize education, cut taxes for the wealthy and services cut for the poor, senior citizens and the disabled. 

This is what happens when hate trumps love.  EYE hope all of those who cared more about the damn emails and Benghazi than they cared about themselves and their country are happy now.


Monday, March 20, 2017

FBI Director confirms the FBI is investigating Trump/Russia collusion

Saturday, March 18, 2017

EYE don't want to hear another mumbling word about Trump. #WeTriedToTellYa

Of course, the world is laughing at us.  Of course, Trump's proposed budget is #deplorable.  What did you expect?  Trump told us exactly what he planned to do so why are you acting all shocked and awed he is actually carrying out his campaign promises?  All EYE will say to the hand wringers and the teeth gnashers is you can #KickRocks. 

We tried to stop the train from leaving the station but did you help?  Noooo. You said It is over.   So don't expect me to sign another petition, participate in another protest, or show up at a town hall meeting.  To be honest, EYE am going to have to think long and hard about ever voting again since my vote doesn't seem to count and the candidate with the most votes loses.

It's too late to turn back now.  As usual, Democrats are good at talking the talk and poor at walking the walk.   All we can do now is bend over and take our gang banging like Girlie men

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How dare #HCSBOE Reps Michelle Watkins And Pam Hill represent the wishes of their con·stit·u·ents

Huntsville City Schools Board of Education Representatives Michelle Watkins left, Pam Hill right

Long Sigh

 Here we go again.    

You know the drill.  

Elected officials who actually represent the wishes of their constituents are told to go along to get along or else the establishment will (as my Daddy used to say)  come down on them like a cow urinating (my word not his) on a flat rock
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle issued a statement today to address the letters he sent to two Huntsville school board members, chastising them for their behavior at a recent board meeting.
"Last week, the Huntsville Board of education experienced a particularly contentious meeting, prompting a number of concerned calls to my office," Battle said in the letter, which was sent as an e-newsletter titled "Inspiring Confidence."
"I am concerned by the perception we are giving industry and our children," Battle continued. "City Hall does not attempt to interfere in the management of the City School System; however, as your mayor of this great city, it is my role to promote Huntsville, which means earning the confidence of incoming companies and families to trust our public schools with the education of their children."

On Friday, Battle sent what he called a "personal message" to Huntsville board members Michelle Watkins and Pam Hill. The letters, which were identical, were written on city letterhead, signed by Mayor Tommy Battle, and sent to the two elected officials at the school board office.
The letters said, among other things, that their behavior at the meeting "did not reflect the values we have established in our community."
EYE am still trying to figure out why Mayor Battle chose Women's History Day of all days to chastise two female elected officials for doing their jobs, and EYE have to wonder if he chastised their behavior for political gain
Two big-city Alabama mayors, viewed as popular candidates for statewide office someday, found themselves embroiled in local controversies this week.
But political observers in Alabama doubt that either Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle or Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson will face much backlash from their separate issues.
And as one observer noted, the incidences that have been viewed as missteps could turn out to be helpful in pumping up name recognition statewide.
"These two little blips are probably more beneficial than not," said Steve Flowers, a political columnist and commentator based out of Troy. "It gets their name out there. I don't think the average person cares if Tommy Battle got mad at a school board member. It looks like (to them) that he's doing his job."
EYE guess it depends on what the definition of the average person IS because this average person sees a sexist, paternalistic, bully.  
For Battle, an early poll among conservative voters has listed him high on a list of gubernatorial hopefuls. The Alabama Forestry Association, in a poll in August on the 2018 gubernatorial election had Battle trailing only behind former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and current U.S. Senator Luther Strange.
Now if that doesn't scare the bejesus out of you EYE don't know what will.  It also explains why Alabama is stuck on stupid.  Politicians pander to concerned citizens aka conservative voters at the expense of everyone else, if you don't believe me the proof is the anonymous comment section.  

Concerned citizens like this:  Battle was right to chastise those 2 clowns.

Conservative voters like this:  Did you watch the board meeting? They were throwing a fit interrupting everyone about not getting an email that they did receive. Even when other members were trying to simply clarify what was going on they wouldn't let anyone get a full sentence out. It is one thing to decry dirty tricks, it is another to make them up because you aren't getting your way. They even eventually got their way once Wilder was able to get her questions answered. These two women are blatantly disrespectful every board meeting. You can disagree with people and not make a spectacle of yourself. It's no wonder there is (sic) discipline issues in the school if a woman like Pam Hill was teaching these kids for the past 20 years. I feel for any kid subjected to that kind of abuse.

Concerned citizens like this:  No matter what your belief, this was a public official meeting. The behavior demonstrated was embarrassing. Should the mayor have gotten involved? Probably not but shame on the other board members for not trying to put a stop to the childish display between the 2 individuals. If you want a cat fight, wait til after the meeting and meet in an alley.

Conservative voters like this:  Wow. that's a bit of a stretch! Out of the Mayor's letter, you pulled that he wants people to act like they are fixing problems but not actually fix them? The Mayor was very clear... when you are new to politics, you may not realize that the way you act in a meeting means something. Being "passionate" about an issue is great... being in charge of a meeting and losing control... not so much. Meetings have rules to keep people from doing what they did. If all meetings allowed for anyone to start losing their minds, nothing gets done and confidence in the system and in the elected members is eroded. The Mayor speaks for the City and if the City looks like a bunch of out out-of-control political newbies, he should say something. And he did. Good job Mayor Battle.

According to the white male dominated media enabled clueless consultants, Alabama voters are either stuck on stupid or suffer chronic amnesia. 
But Brown, along with Flowers, is doubtful the letter and the reaction to it will have a long-lasting impact.
"He's obviously very visible in the Huntsville media market, mayor for three terms now," said Brown. "If you have a crowded field, someone like that might take their regional base in the Huntsville metro area and do well enough there to acquire enough votes to make runoff."
Said Flowers: "If someone would read on that Battle had an argument with a school board member, my perception is that he's wanting to do a good job as mayor. It looks like he's doing a good job ... that he's interested in doing a good job as mayor."
Now EYE understand why #SweetHomeAlabama is the most conservative state in the nation. We have got to take our state back from conservative voters and Make Alabama Great  ...EYE won't say "again" because Alabama was never great in the first place.
Until the majority of the people of this state – the average, common workers and poor, impoverished workers – figure out that we’re all getting the shaft from the race-based, elite-aiding policies pushed by our lawmakers, we deserve exactly the job market and poor quality of life that such idiocy produces.
It’s time for a change that only we can bring.
Stop concerning yourself with whether an idea is “liberal” or “conservative.” Stop worrying if it was put forth by a Republican or a Democrat. Or if it’s a policy to aid *whisper* “the blacks.”
Instead, ask this simple question: is it a policy that helps me and people like me.
  Wake up everybody.  It is time to see a new day. It's time to stop electing people who pander to conservative voters.  We can start by seeking out real news sources where we the public can find real facts and not alternative facts.
There are more of us than there are of them.

Monday, March 6, 2017

What looks like #WhiteSupremacy and #BlackDivisiveness on the 52nd Anniversary of #BloodySunday in #SelmaAlabama

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill speaks during a service at Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 5, 2017. Sunday marked the 52nd anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River in Selma. On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights launched a march across the bridge en route to Montgomery but were attacked by police. That violent episode became known as "Bloody Sunday." (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill touted Voter ID at Selma Service
For those who don't know the shameful, sordid history of Bloody Sunday let's recap.
On March 7, 1965, African-Americans seeking voting rights launched a march across the bridge en route to Montgomery but were attacked by police. That violent episode became known as "Bloody Sunday."
For or some reason Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill thought the church honoring the 52nd anniversary of Bloody Sunday at historic Brown Chapel in Selma was the perfect time and place to rub the Voter ID law in the faces of the attendees.   
"We want to make sure that every eligible U.S. citizen that is a resident of Alabama is registered to vote and has a photo ID so they can participate in the electoral process at they level that they want to participate," Merrill said.
Liar Liar sheet on fire!  EYE guess we are supposed to forget about how after passing the Voter ID Bill, our Governor closed most of the DMV's in the black belt before the 2016 election and that it was proven to be racially motivated after the election.
"Based on its investigation, DOT has concluded that African Americans residing in the Black Belt region of Alabama disproportionately underserved by ALEA's driver licensing services, causing a disparate and adverse impact on the basis of race," the department said.
EYE guess we are supposed to forget John Merrill said and threatened to do this
"If you’re too sorry or lazy to get up off of your rear and to go register to vote, or to register electronically, and then to go vote, then you don’t deserve that privilege," Merrill said.
He then lashed out at criticism of Alabama's registration process and threatened to prosecute a filmmaker who described registering to vote in the state as "complex and complicated."
Merrill threatened to prosecute Brian Jenkins if he was registered in two states, even though Jenkins never claimed to be registered in Alabama.
Enough about the political duplicity of John Merrill, he's who/what we thought he is.  EYE want to know whose big bright idea it was to invite him to speak at Brown Chapel in the first place? That's like inviting the fox into the hen house.  Note some people walked out on Merrill, not ALL people.   
Multiple spectators called out in opposition several times of having a photo ID including in the voting process. Many walked out of the church service while Merrill was still talking including NAACP president Dr. William Barber, according to WFSA.
"Standing on this historic ground, where people died for voting rights, we cannot accept this hypocrisy of voter suppression," Barber said.
The service continued, despite the moments of tension, with Congresswoman Terri Sewell calling for unity and activism and other leaders asking for respect and peace.
Psst!  Congresswoman Terri Sewell and other leaders asking for respect and peace,  your calls for unity, respect and peace are divisive and a pile of manure.  There can be no unity, respect, and peace with people who hate us for our freedom.  That is like asking a rape victim to unite and respect their rapist.  You should have joined Rev. Barber and the others who walked out on John Merrill.  Do the people from North Carolina need to come down here and give y'all lessons on leadership, courage, and conviction?

We the people are tired of politicians who have style but no substance.  EYE want some real leadership. If you are scared just say you are scared and move over and let those who aren't scared takeover.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

EYE guess it depends on what your definition of lying under oath IS.....

Why is it everytime EYE see a picture of Jefferson Beaureguard Sessions the lyrics to "We're off to see the Wizard"  pop into my head?  EYE think it has something to do with his close association to a certain group who endorsed his boss but EYE digress.

So, it looks like the republican rattlesnakes are beginning to turn on each other now that it's come to light former Alabama Senator and current Attorney General Senator Jeff Session (R. racist Mobile) flat out lied under oath during his confirmation hearing regarding meetings he had with the Russian Ambassador prior to the election.  
Republicans and one so-called democrat didn't have a problem unanimously confirming a racist as the Attorney General but now they have a problem?

EYE wonder if they would have voted to confirm Sessions if they knew then what they know now?  Yeah probably. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions was their go-to guy to promote their racist/sexist/bigoted/corporate agenda.  

Is Jeff Sessions toast?

Time will tell the truth.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The State of The Union is #Deplorable B-But the Damn Emails.....

EYE refused to watch the #FakeSOTU address but according to the TalkingTeeVeePunditHeads heads and the white nationalist, the speech was a rousing success because Trump managed to read campaign talking points from a teleprompter. Speaking of the teleprompter, remember how republicans mocked President Obama's use of the teleprompter?  But EYE digress.

Has everyone forgotten about Russia and the hacking?  What about the tax returns Trump promised to release?  EYE dare say if this had been President Obama there would have been hell to pay and rightly so. 

This is the party who impeached former President Bill Clinton for trying to conceal a private consensual sexual act from his wife, daughter, country and the world.  Why do we know more about Bill Clinton's male member than we know about 9/11, Russian Hacking, and Trump's conflict of interest?
Why? Because it’s in their nature, and the nature of the form, to get caught up in the moment—and to elevate perception over reality.
We the people are not down with the media telling us what they want us to know instead of what we need to know to make informed decisions anymore.  We are sick and tired of #FakeNews.