Me, Carrie Ann, Patrick, Andrew, and the homeless woman we got involved with.

The other might my daughter Carrie anf I were on our way to my grandson’s (Andrew) apartment to do some ‘cultural appropriation’ and make tacos. In the parking lot outside his place in the Old Market was this homeless woman crying hysterically asking God what it was that she ever did to anyone that she should deserve being on the street and having most of her possessions stolen. Nobody cared. Nobody stopped to help her. People avoided her like the plague.

Tulsi Gabbard is still fighting to stop war

Few people are hated more by the Democratic establishment than Tulsi Gabbard.
On TOP there have been diaries with titles like:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has turned into a stooge for Syria's dictator. Who will primary her?
A Real Dem is Running to Replace DINO Tulsi
Tulsi Gabbard: The Curiously Conservative and Nepotistic Network of a Democratic Candidate
Tulsi Gabbard's popularity drops, but guess who's propping her up? Republicans

(No Nobel for Cheetolini): Trump scraps North Korea summit, warns Kim that military ready

I’m laughing over this only because in his mind, the Great Orange Menace probably already had a place picked out where it could be displayed for all the world to see.

Trump scraps North Korea summit, warns Kim that military ready

(Is ‘2525’ here already?) Here’s what can happen when you let Google run your life.

I had to laugh at this article. It is funny in a perverse sort of way. But it shows the dangers of relying on ‘machines’ to do everything for us, even simple tasks that would require the flip of a switch.

Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact

Thursday Open Thread 5-24-2018

Good Morning. If we live long enough most of us will experience a period of physical and mental disability ourselves or a close loved one. Acknowledging the possibility frees us to tackle the societal and political challenges. The most resilient individuals I have known had disabilities. The greater the limitation the more creativity required.

To Survive the Trumpocalypse, We Need Wild Disability Justice Dreams

Swamp update, part 1: divided loyalties.

Dear communitarians and fellow Swampers, please excuse my absence from our friendly swamp (or wish it had been extended). As I reported last year, my Cousin Adalbert, who is a "fixer" in the D.C. Swamp managed to get me a swamp cleaning job in DC. In fact, I passed the physical, how much carp crap I could ingest while diligently working. Wasn't hard at all.

War and & regime change drums beating for Iran: Part III, the Geopolitics (short, w/ dark blue ink)

Part I is here, Part II Café version;  the caucuc99% version.

First, the Geopolitics of Mackinder’s Heartland Sort, reminding us why Obama initiated his ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy that Beijing knew meant ‘China Containment’ policy, shrewd devils that they are:  ‘Iran’s Role in New Silk Road Emphasized’, May 17, 2017, financialtribune.com

The Democrats Heist Movie

Democrats are greedy bastards.

To be frankly honest, they couldn't give a shit about the poor, minorities, or anything else, it's all about the MONEY that those groups can give. As those groups have gotten poorer and poorer, the amount of money that they can squeeze out of their traditional groups has gotten smaller and smaller.

The Shared Housing Startup Racket

Take a look at this. The cappies have found yet another way to exploit the problems and scarcities they created in the first place.

When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next.

Dims have worst April pandering for money since 2006

I am only talking years during which there’s a mid-term election, a time that the DNC needs as much money as they can get to support the candidates of ITS choice, the officially approved choices they give us to vote for. Seems like their “my way or the highway” way of doing elections isn’t bringing in the big bucks.

War & regime change drums beating for Iran: Part II (brief, w/ dark blue ink, smile)

Part I is here, ‘As the drumbeats for war on Iran grow more thunderous, ‘education is key’, some history of Iran by way of a Twitter storify by Nyusha (an orphan of the revolution).  It’s longish, and as I’d resized Tweets for the Café, for c99ers, I’d reckoned you could simply click in to read at your leisure without reading the much larger Tweets there, and having to go scrollingsrollingscrolling down.  She’s dug up fantastic archival photos, artwork, and a lot of history that was quite new to me.