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At 'Shock Doctrine Press Conference,' Trump Bails Out Oil Industry, Not US Families, as Coronavirus Crisis Intensifies

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/13/shock-doctrine-press-conference-trump-bails-out-oil-industry-not-us-families


When the majority of Americans fail to recognize our public enemy, we all will suffer the consequences.


Socialism for the rich, crapitalism for the rest.


Fake tan color for the cheeks and nose and forehead and chin, little pink piggy eyelids for the eyes. Pig stain on his fat chin. Hey you, White House, you radiate cold shafts of broken glass.

Hey you White House, ha ha, charade you are
You house proud town mouse, ha ha, charade you are
You’re trying to keep our feelings off the street
You’re nearly a real treat
All tight lips and cold feet
I know you feel abused
You gotta stem the evil tide
And keep it all on the inside…


This is not anything but exactly what Americans overwhelmingly elected Trump to do, democrats and republicans alike. Democrats, by voting for Clinton - also an equally ardent recipient of the oil lobby bribery fund, her received votes being, in effect, a powerful statement that says right wing extremism is the only way to go, regardless of party affiliation. Republicans by voting for Trump himself. Considering the absence of significant differences between the two, almost across the board, Trump is the most popular candidate in world history. Now the Biden / Trump team will reinforce that same singular vision further, and the effortlessly victorious Trump will rule unimpeded, and boldly push his, (and the American peoples), NAZI agenda forward, unfettered by concerns of having to keep up appearances in an upcoming election. God bless America.


The gag is Orangeman has to defiantly shake hands with everyone at these things, just to be cute (and, no doubt, to escalate his “loyalty” dominance games to an interesting extreme). That’s loyalty, alright! My circuitous synapses keep dredging up a mythological margarine commercial in which the angered goddess declaims “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!” In this case, revised to “It’s not smart to dare the virus!”

I was genuinely impressed with what sounded to me like sincerity in the tone of that Utah Jazz center – that he was embarrassed and hoped his negative example might serve as a lesson for people to take this thing seriously. My goodness. I hear something resembling humanity anymore, and just get weak in the knees – falling in love! So he took his lesson from Mother Nature well, imho, God bless him.

God damn this pile of inhuman filth in charge, jokingly infecting each other as we speak.


Commonly known as ‘Trumpolini’, ‘Tweetle-Dumb’, ‘The Orange Pustule’, and numerous additional highly descriptive names.  Narcissistic to the point of being a sociopath, his policies include:

Well done, youse guys!   I can’t think of much to add except the following:

By mocking Mother Nature, Tweetle-Dumb is actually helping Her to restore balance to a WAY out-of-kilter planet. Unfortunately, he and his henchmen in Washington, D.C. (Despotic Cesspool) will not be the only ones to suffer.   As a late-seventies certified Curmudgeon with a suppressed immune system and a weak heart, one of my biggest regrets is that I’ll probably not live long enough to watch the end times of Trump, McConnell, Cruz and the rest of their despicable hoard.  OTOH, they do seem deter­mined to get a good head start on me . . .


the usual response. the rich filth got their bailout yesterday with another zillion of peasant tax receipts (in the wayyyy future, of course) heading towards wall st. another day, another crime.



If you don’t need to go to work, stay away from gas stations.

As long as you possibly can.


As you say, you voted for it…your Democratic party being as self destructive as the Republicans are destructive for the poor…enjoy.


What did Trump finally agree to call a National Emergency otherwise the Democrats wouldn’t let him ‘fill to the top’ the strategic oil reserve? Looks like it to me.

He’ll help the cruise industry and the air lines and the fossil fuel industry but helping working people cope with their needing to stay home from work?


No adjectives. We need democracy itself; an ancient organic tool used by humans to focus distributed species intelligence before existential threats.


The Saudis flood the market with cheap oil, then Trump artificially raises the price they get by filling the the US reserves. Hmm…


It’s about time people wake up and realized the Trump or Biden don’t have what it takes to be a president and go all out for Bernie.


Well we know they - Trump and Saudi’s are on one side - and we the people are on the other.


As a child of the 60’s, I dropped acid, once. Much preferred weed. But I had friends who had really, really bad trips. For the past 40 years, ever since Raygun made Greed a Public good and not a mortal sin, I’ve felt like I, too, was on a really, really bad trip. But Trump and all the rest of America’s Fantasyland critters, from the God Squad members to the sociopaths strip mining companies make me feel I really did die back on April 6, 2016. I mean, the EMTS did bring me back, but everything feels like an alternate universe, and nothing feels real. This is just another uber-capitalist rape of the 99%…


For what it’s worth, I just read in the Boston Globe, probably a New York Times story, that both Donald Trump and Mike Pence (and who knows how many other inner circle staffers) were in contact with a Brazilian staffer who has since come down with the coronavirus. Mr. Trump posed with the Brazilian guy, right up close for the picture, and he also wore a “Make Brazil Great Again” hat, presumably from Typhoid Mario.

Mr. Trump chose not to be tested. Mr. Trump chose to avoid self-quarantining himself.

On the off-chance that a sitting President dies in office or becomes incapacitated, the Vice-President becomes the President. If the same fate befalls the Vice-President, then the Speaker of the House becomes the President. The current Speaker of the House is Nancy Pelosi.

I just read the 25th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To fill a vacancy in the Office of Vice President, a majority of both houses of Congress must vote for the guy. So, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell or somebody else might be nominated for Vice President, but unless and until Nancy Pelosi decides to bring his name up for a vote his nomination would be figuratively dead on arrival.

Disinfect that Oval Office really well, Nancy!

Postscript: Both Trump and Pence shook hands with Matt Schlapp, the President of the American Conservative Union, who interacted with an unnamed individual who came down with the coronavirus. Unnamed again, huh?

Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas refused to self-quarantine after being in contact with the same Mister Unnamed Conservative. I bet Gohmert is just the most popular guy at the Republican House caucuses these days.


There are so many good people that live in D.C. Sadly, they don’t even have representation in either the House or the Senate. And, most of them don’t live on ‘Capital Hill’.

I have a soft spot in my heart for the citizens who live in D.C… I pains me to have them associated with the rabble from other States who give them such a bad name.


Having a currency system that enemies can do this with does not work well.

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Sorry about that — the “electeds” and their staffs, along with their lobbyist pals, give the real residents of Washington a bad name, just like 99.44% of lawyers are responsible for the contempt in which the few honest ones are held.