Well, maybe not live. But I was thinking of you guys.
I wanted to make this a lovefest of liberals and reasonable conservatives coming together. But I must apologize. I had to edit this content so that it would fit on blogger. I had no space for such niceties. Let us begin with the first thing that caught my attention. It was right after his disgusting lie about the tax heist.
Trump called the individual mandate, to the orgasmic cheers of every republican present, "the cruelest tax on Americans earning less than fifty thousand per year." How about the cruelest joke? $695? The joke's on you suckers. See how much your premiums go up in 2019.
Any time the president said that he promised to work together...
Trump promised to end the war on energy. That's actually funny. Then came the money quote, "beautiful, clean, coal." Every one of his sycophants present erupted in wild applause and cheers. Invest in job training? Let's see it before you boast about it. Obama made training for 120 professions and trades available for free to the displaced coal miners. Somehow one of the courses was in coal mining technology. Guess which one the interviewee on NPR opted for.
Prison reform. Give parolees a second chance at life? Again, let's see something real. You can't just say that. He doesn't care about anybody in prison. Maybe he's thinking about an old movie where the one guy plays harmonica. Truth is he wants to privatize prisons more and more and lock up more people than ever before. He is supporting Jeff Sessions in his war on marijuana. Did somebody read a Bible quote to Trump?
Trump's brand of immigration reform will somehow help struggling immigrants. How? By deporting their parents? By making them struggle to get on back in their home countries because it is no longer worth the cost of immigration to the U.S?
Two seconds later he contradicted himself by saying that we need to protect ourselves from unskilled immigrant labor. Why not just train the suffering citizens and let the unskilled jobs go to immigrants? Restaurant jobs used to be considered unskilled. I know. I worked eight years in five restaurants. I am proud to say that one of the restaurants was owned by a really cool Iranian. I honed my Spanish every morning. One time I was even invited to smoke weed with the Mexican bros in an apartment in Pacific Beach. That's where I got to know El Cuervito.
News alert. New boogie-man identified. Look for it on FOX and other alternate fact sources. MS-13. Home run. They are Mexican. They smoke weed. They are a gang. Game over, right? Trump wins!
I guess Trump's speech writer went over the inscription on the Statue of Liberty or maybe something about Kennedy. He talked about protecting the needy, the under-privileged and the struggling all over the world. Sorry brother and sisters, I just can't laugh at this kind of stuff.
Then he is back in the continental United States plus Alaska. "We will work together to protect and defend every U.S. citizen without thought to color, religion or creed." Nice try Donald. Look at your record.
"This means we will build a great wall on the southern border..." I knew that he was thinking about the great wall of China all the time. My estimate? Let's see. 320 feet of wall in a flat area of the border near San Diego, $20 million? If he builds fifteen hundred miles of wall from here to Houston, I get $495 Billion. Let's be fair and call it $250 Billion. Tell your friends you read it here first.
Finally end the horrible and dangerous practice of, "catch and release." Good speech writer. Look for this ridiculous meme coming soon to a theater of the absurd near you. Again, the, "Give me your tired, your poor..." Oh what the hell?
Terrible crisis of drug and opiate addiction? You have been on this for one year. Nothing except salaries for family members. Tougher sentences on drug pushers? When was the last time you thought about this, 1969?