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McCamy Taylor

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Here is my fiction website: http://home.earthlink.net/~mccamytaylor/ My political cartoon site: http://www.grandtheftelectionohio.com/

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If Dems Do NOT Block Gosuck, Trump Will Not Be Ousted

At least not until 2019, and if/when Dems take over Congress, it will take a year at minimum to impeach Trump. Assuming the GOP does not block every attempt to get rid of their man.

Do you want two to four more years of Bandit King Trump and all the little Trump princes and princesses? If so, then by all means vote to confirm SCOTUS nominee Gosuck. Because the GOP establishment will hold its nose and put up with Trump's crimes and antics if they think that he can accomplish things for them like installing a law breaking Big Business supporting Justice to replace Scalia.

This nomination is much bigger for Trump than overturning the ACA. If he can not get an ultra-conservative Justice on the court, then his own party has every incentive to dump him. If he can get Gosuck on the Court then there is an excellent chance his party will (grudgingly) tolerate him. And obstruct the Russian investigation.

Even newspapers like the WaPo that hate Trump are all in for Gosuck, because he is Big Business's candidate. If the GOP can not deliver Gosuck, Big Business will pressure the GOP to replace Trump with someone who can. The GOP is all about Citizens United money. Take away the dollars and they lose their raison d'etre.

If Dems fillibuster, the worst that can happen is the Senate goes nuclear--and Dems increase their chances of retaking both Houses of Congress in 2018. Plus, the Dems can then turn around and use the nuclear option themselves--on Trump. And if Senate Republicans decide not to go nuclear it will be a sign that they are fed up with Trump and won't do anything to save his sorry ass presidency, in which case his presidency is doomed.

Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Apr 2, 2017, 11:19 AM (20 replies)

What the Reviewers Will Not Tell You About Why they Hate "Ghost in the Shell."

If you love the Ghost in the Shell franchise, if you have read the manga, watched the television show and seen the films--particularly the first two films, the original "Ghost in the Shell" and the even better than the original follow up "Ghost in the Shell: Innocence" and if you have been following the recent pre-prequel material in which we begin to learn that being the world's first fully robotic cyborg is not all fun and games, then you will love "Ghost in the Shell" the live action film. It is 110% homage to the source material. On the other hand, if you think the Major is "hot" and if you just love all the "hot" poses and artwork and ads for the animation, you will be left disappointed--and un-aroused---by the live action film. Because the Major as played by Scarlett Johansson is not hot. She is lethal. Do not expect any of the fan boys writing reviews of the film to tell you that they were disappointed by how very un-sexy the major was in this film. Instead, they will complain about her "characterization." But what really has their panties in a twist is the fact that when she dives naked, she does not bounce or jiggle. And why should she? She is Robocop, not Baywatch. This is a great film. I loved it! While it diverges from the GITS cannon, so do many of the sequels. That's what is so fun about film adaptations of comics and manga. You can retell the story over and over changing things as you go along, exploring new aspects on the familiar story. And as you watch, keep in mind that anime is created for one reason---to sell manga. In these days of Disney comic book hero extravaganzas people may think that comics are being written to turn into films, but no, the comics are still what comes first and last. The art of writing fiction that engages the right and left brain at once is a great art, and should never be under-rated. And if you really want to appreciate comic to film adaptations, you MUST read the comics (Witness the way people reacted to the "Watchmen" film.) Otherwise, it's like watching the film "Ulysses" without ever reading the book.

"Hot" Major

Not "Hot" Major

PS The young man sitting next to me at the film who said he had never seen any of the GITS anime said he liked the film a lot. Would be curious to see how many people who do not know the source material like it better than the fan boys (and gals)? There is a reason so much manga/anime/comics is full of ecchi (Japanese for bouncing tits and panty shots). It's because that is what sells product to horny young folks.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Apr 1, 2017, 02:56 PM (17 replies)

The Rule of the Lawless

Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Tom Price abused his power to pump up the price of a stock he owned. FBI chief Comey abused his power to aid his favorite political candidate in the last presidential election.Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Nunes has been abusing his power to leak information to the target(Trump) of a House investigation.Trump's former National Security Adviser, Flynn was an (unregistered) agent of foreign powers acting in their best interest when he was supposed to keep America secure.Trump's pick for labor secretary, Andy Puzner was a wife beater, wage stealer and employed an undocumented immigrant. Donald Trump boasted about abusing his power as a wealthy man to grope women and stare at underage naked female flesh. All of them broke the law, the single law which now governs the Land of the Lawless--

They got caught!

That's right, gentle readers. There is only One Law in the Trump administration. Whatever you do, make sure that they can not prosecute you. Period.

Now consider what this means for our country. The man in charge, a self styled Bandit King and his Band of Merry Robbers will do literally anything they want to do, without regard for the law, the health and welfare of other people and the security of their country and the freedom of the press. Trump's Self Styled Outlaw base of methe abusing/tax cheating/wife beating/gun toting/cross burning/cable stealing and proud of it Americans will cheer every time their selected leader and his Band of Merry Robbers get away with criminal activity. The only time the Base will gets its panties in a twist is when they think that their Bandit King has cheated them---i.e. if they lose their health insurance or their job or their college scholarship. Because Trump promised the residents of Trailer Park USA that he would look after them (in the old fashioned Mafia don meaning of the words "look after them." He would take the money of hard working immigrants and Jews and Black and Natives and law abiding Americans and give it to lazy ass criminals. That is the American Dream According to Trump 2016. And in order to fulfill that promise, Trump's base knew--no, make that expected their man to break a whole lot of laws.

So, do not be surprised when they circle they wagons around their crime lord every time the press reveals that a new law has been broken by a new player. The Base is good with law breaking. They love their man for law breaking. He is doing all the things that they would do if they had the opportunity. He is their Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Jesse James all rolled into one. And, if Trump ever decides to declare martial law to shut down the federal and state law enforcers who threaten his criminal empire, his Base will be out there with their guns, shooting and looting and saluting the Rule of the Lawless.

And no, this is not hyperbole. Check out these statistics on the rise of right wing hate crimes that has occurred in the last three months:


Two Indian immigrants in Kansas shot by a man hurling anti-Muslim insults. Bomb threats and vandalism menacing Jewish community centers. Children bullying classmates of color with pro-Trump taunts. With reports like these erupting across the country, you wouldn’t be alone in suspecting that America was becoming a more hateful place, or that our current administration might have something to do with it. But now we also have some statistics to illuminate the apparent feedback loop between Pennsylvania Avenue policies and Main Street violence.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) annual census of “extremist” groups, “The number of hate groups in the United States rose for a second year in a row in 2016 as the radical right was energized by the candidacy of Donald Trump.” The number of explicitly anti-Muslim groups has nearly tripled since 2015 alone, to over 100 nationwide. There has also been a spike in reported incidents of “hate” violence, including harassment and physical assault, alongside rising anti-Muslim hostile behavior and bullying in schools. Of nearly 1,100 “bias incidents,” SPLC reports, “37 percent of them directly referenced either President-elect Trump, his campaign slogans, or his infamous remarks about sexual assault.”

If you still find yourself puzzled by the strange, self defeating behavior of Trump's Base, I'll bet you have not read Bandits by Eric Hobsbawn. Well, you should. If you really, truly want to restore the rule of law to this country, you need to understand the criminals who have seized power. If you try to follow the traditional crime fighting rule book, these bandits will evade capture and prosecution every time as they retreat to the hills/desert/caves where their Base skulks, cheering them on.


Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Apr 1, 2017, 02:22 PM (1 replies)
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