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March 16, 2014

The DC Folly Trolley – 03/16/14

One For The Ages.

Talk about a flaming hypocrite….

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) revealed that the CIA is spying on her. And she’s mad. Yes. Really, really mad.


Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is all smiles after the announcement that she is a finalist in the running for the Hypocrite of the Year Award.

The agency locked on to unspecified communications of the Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and its members in violation of the committee’s oversight role and maybe even the Constitution, like in the separation of powers convention provided in that document.

The matter involved something called the Panetta Review, a report by the former CIA director concerning the torture of prisoners conducted by the agency’s agents.

Oh, how the lady doth take umbrage.

She took to the Senate floor and huffed and puffed her way to the award of Hypocrite of the Year.

Feinstein, you’ll recall, was a strident defender of the NSA’s right to spy on you. After all, how could your government’s Department of Homeland Security know what you were up to if if didn’t intercept your private communications.

As Jon Stewart said of Feinstein’s outrageous rant “our stuff is shit, but her shit is stuff.”

Let’s hope there’s some really hot stuff yet to be revealed. Wouldn’t that be fun.

And then there’s Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) sticking his nose in everywhere he possibly can ’cause he’s up for reelection this year and really needs the media coverage.

So Lindsay says “This is Richard Nixon stuff.”


Lindsay Graham (R-SC), is a reelection shoe-in but still seeks all the media face time he can get.

Can’t argue with that assessment.

The only advice for Lindsey is that it was always Richard Nixon stuff. Even way back, when you were defending the right of the NSA to spy on us.



Feinstein says don’t spy on me
So goes the lady’s perverse decree.
It’s only okay to spy on you.
Need to know what you’re up to.
But spying on me, that’s a felony.


Simple Simon Says….

President Obama said that inequality is hurting the middle class.

President Obama said the minimum wage is too low.

President Obama said that insurance for the long term unemployed should be extended.

Ho-hum. So what else is new?

Let’s come clean here. For him it’s just a game. It’s an election year and the voter says “do this.”

But don’t actually do it. Heaven forbid.

No. It’s just time to dust off the old hope and change thingy. More words, more speeches. Think nothing of it.


You gotta admit, though, no politico in Follyland can say it better.

But now it’s back to business as usual.

The guy is all “hopey” with no “changey.”


Below is a short film, som five minutes, about faith betrayed – the faith so many of us placed in the betrayer-in-chief.


Obama’s a son of a gun
Preaching hope in the president’s run.
He told many lies
Now to no one’s surprise
The hope was a tall tale he’d spun.


From Socialism To Profit.

If you think you’re included in the profit portion of the rush to privatize everything under the sun, you are badly mistaken.

The move to profitize public school systems across the land has absolutely nothing to do with improving the quality of education or including you in the scam to cheat taxpayers out of even more of our hard earned dollars.

Just look at whose leading the movement to profitize and you’ll understand the sneaky motive behind the scam to run off with the cash. It’s the millionaires and billionaires. And they are going to make a killing destroying one of the great accomplishment of Western civilization.

And why shouldn’t they?

Now that Democrats have betrayed the legacy of their party, nothing can stop the movement to profitize everything – including a great success story:  the schools we all went to.

Yes. You read that right. The American system of education is the most successful program ever.

Let’s take a brief look at what it’s accomplished.

It has won more Nobel Prizes than any on Earth.

It is responsible for the greatest technological advances in history.

It put a man on the moon.

It established the greatest public university system in all the world, bar none.

It graduated more men and women from it’s public universities than any nation before or since.

It is responsible for creating the largest and greatest middle class in history.

In virtually every endeavor, the American system of education can boast unparalleled success. The accomplishments in science, technology and the arts are truly astonishing.

So why change something that isn’t broken?

Money, that’s why. Greed, that’s why. Maximum profit for the 1%, that’s why.

And who supports this caper to destroy one of the greatest accomplishments in world history?

Barack Hussein Obama. That’s who.

An apostle of the worst president in American history – that being Ronald Reagan – Obama and the cohorts he appointed are leading the drive to profitize.

One of Obama’s chief profitizing enablers is Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education. The Ed. Department head has been an advocate of profit charter schools since his early days as CEO of Chicaco Public Schools.

Duncan is also an avid pusher of standardized testing as a means to determine the success of public schools. His Race To The Top and Common Core programs are designed to judge accomplishment by test.

Critics of the Common Core and the Bush era No Child Left Behind claim that the tests are rigged to ensure under-achievement and promote the profit charter school agenda.

Another of Obama’s profit at any cost enablers is Rahm Emanuel, now the chief profitizer of Chicago. Emanuel is closing public schools and attacking teachers and their unions in a brazen move to upend public education and gift it to charter school businessmen.

Are the achievements of public education in America an accomplishment of socialism?

Of course they are. Schools in the United States have always been a function of local and state governments with an assist at the Federal level. And as we’ve noted the story is one of unmatched success.

pub ed

Public education – still on top, still soaring-despite every effort by profit mad money to kill it off.

Are there problems in the system?

Of course. There are indeed pockets of failure.

But can anyone name any area of human endeavor where there are not problems?


Where There’s A Buck To Be Made…

you will always find a Republican.

Would you like some profit with that cup of tea?

Well, join the Tea Party.

Here’s a comment by a Tea Party money grubber concerning socialism and public schools via from The Raw Story.

So how do we approve our education system….The only long-run solution is to move to a more privatized system.”

He meant “profitized” of course.

Now there’s an ambitious pol if ever there was one. You gotta give him credit though. He knows exactly who to suck up to. If he wants his political career to take off he needs to bend over for the big money.


The Capitol of the United States. There’s a government in there somewhere. A crooked one, to be sure.

But, then, who in politics doesn’t.


Criminal Accuses Others.

Not a criminal only because he got away with criminal behavior, but his past doesn’t prevent him from trying to pin such behavior on others.

The guy is still harping on dead horses desperately trying to resurrect them perhaps in some perverse need to erase his past by accusing others of his own behavior pattern.

The dead horses Issa keeps in his stable are Benghaze and the bogus from the start IRS “scandel.”

This week Issa once again revealed his crude, boorish self by angrily cutting off the microphone of a fellow congressman.

The person whose voice the rude “gangsta” slashed was a Democrat. Naturally.

The victim, Elijah Cummings of Maryland swiftly rallied fellow Dems to his side and, astonishingly, they reacted.

Insisting on a formal reprimand as punishment for Issa’s crass treatment of the Maryland representative, the Dems called for condemnation for breaking the House code of conduct.

And just why is that reaction astonishing?

Because Dems are noted for sitting around with their thumbs up their asses whenever a member of the opposing party insults one of their own.


And here’s a summary of Issa’s bad ass days.


It’s A Joke.


Some More Limerick Lunacy.

A fellow announced “we are done”
Playing games in the hay isn’t fun.
No need to be wed
Let’s jump into bed
But I’ll read you no poem by John Donne.”
A woman was feeling undone
When her beau said “you’re no longer fun.
We’re not in grade school
Let’s strip in the pool
And make love ‘neath the midnight sun.
A woman was feeling undone
When she stripped in the pool to have fun.
There was a cold breeze
So she started to sneeze
Saying “make it a really quick one.”
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