Monday, May 15, 2023

Texas Worst for Mental Health Care

Texas Governor Greg Abbott had seven mass shootings occur under his watch.  Abbott frames such massacres under "mental health" as no one in their right mind would do such a thing.  Abbott says the state is working to address the underlying anger and violence.

The governor has much work to do as Texas is last in the country for mental health.

A recent study has ranked Texas as the worst state for mental healthcare in the U.S. and claimed the state has the highest percentage of uninsured adults with mental illness. 
98% of Texas’ 254 counties were wholly or partially designated by the federal government as “mental health professional shortage areas.”

The process of killing others is greatly aided by weapons of war that grossly disfigure victims.  An angry person can kill how many people with their bare fists two minutes?  How many can they kill in the same time frame with a knife?  And how many people can they exterminate with a semi-automatic weapon of war in 120 seconds?

Texas, first in weapons of war, last in mental health.  That's a lethal combination.

Update 5-19-23:  HuffPo noticed as well:

Update 5-23-23:  ConchoValleyHomepage picked up the story about 98% of Texas counties having mental health professional shortages.

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Trump After College Ass(ets)

Trump promised to seize university endowments if they practice affirmative action.  He called such institutions "Marxist Maniacs."  

Grabbing universities by their endowments sounds like a very Donald Trump act.  He said famous people are allowed to do such things.

Update 5-9-23:   Donald Trump couldn't find his way to a courthouse to testify on his behalf in a civil rape trial.  As usual he lied about this fact.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Disturbing Red Team News

Florida had one of the strongest open records acts in the U.S.  That is no more.  Florida's Red Team controlled state legislature voted to keep Governor Ron DeSantis travel records behind lock and key.

An Insane Red member of the Florida House actually said:  “Our terrorist enemies hate homosexuals more than we do."

The Texas Senate passed a bill giving the Attorney General the power to overturn election results in Harris County if they run out of paper ballots at 2% or more of its voting sites for over an hour.

The Vice Chair of Tennessee Red Team caucus resigned after an investigation into sexual harassment of legislative employees was completed.

The Insane Red branch of the Red Team is growing. 

Update 5-4-23:  A billionaire gave over $500,000 to Herschel Walker for his campaign but the money ended up in Walker's personal business.

Former President Donald Trump told prosecution lawyers that “stars” like him had, “unfortunately or fortunately,” historically been permitted to carry out unwanted sexual assault.

Update 5-5-23:   Former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr said another Trump presidency would bring "chaos" and be a "horror show."  Barr claimed his former boss doesn’t have “the ability for strategic thinking” or “setting priorities.”

Update 5-6-23:  Trump promised to seize university endowments if they practice affirmative action.  He called such institutions "Marxist Maniacs."  Grabbing universities by their endowments sounds like a very Donald Trump act.  He said famous people are allowed to do such things.

Update 5-7-23:  A Texas Red Team legislator sexually abused a teenage intern should be expelled.  He previously accused drag queen library readers of sexualizing children.

Update 5-13-23:  A fringe Insane Red Presidential candidate suggested raising the voting age to 25 unless the young are in the military or pass a poll test.  Better idea, listen to young people and adapt your platform to make it more appealing.

Red Team Senators insulted citizens performing their civic duty by serving on a jury after one found Trump guilty in a civil suit and rendered a $5 million judgement, pennies for a true billionaire.

Update 5-14-23:  Insane Reds under PEU Governor Glenn Youngkin took another step further down the Trump election fraud rabbit hole.

Election officials in Virginia have announced plans to withdraw the state from a bipartisan effort designed to ensure accurate voter lists and combat fraud.

When Virginia formally withdraws later this year, it will become the eighth Republican-led state to leave the Electronic Registration Information Center.  

Virginia was one of the founding members when ERIC was formed in 2012, an effort promoted by then-Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Update 5-22-23:  Civil rights groups issued warnings for people traveling to Florida due to legislators being “openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals.”

Update 5-26-23:  Insane Red Rep. Lauren Boebert said an effort to reduce antisemitism is an attack on conservatism.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Insane Reds Launch AI Ad

Engadget reported:

It's not difficult to imagine AI-generated images depicting outright falsehoods in attack ads. 

ABC News Denver noted that lying is political ads is common.

"There's nothing that says that you can't stretch the truth with regard to political advertising.”

Ethics, principles and core faith beliefs suggest otherwise.  Those things seem to be sorely lacking in a win at all cost political system.  It's the Insane Reds vs. the Blue Lucys.

Update:  Toothless elected officials are yet to reign in AI.  Scammers are using it to impersonate a relative's voice.  

Update 5-4-23:  The State of Texas is after an AI crypto scam.  A young woman pleaded for others to stop using AI to make her clothed pictures posted online into pornography.

The Biden administration plans to reign in AI by forming seven new national AI research institutes.  That's a classic Blue Lucy yank the football move on behalf of the AI industry.  Citizens get to swing and miss.  Can't wait to see it in an AI video.

Update 5-14-23:  Our elected leaders sit on their hands while the world's ethics disappear into a digital cesspool.

Sophisticated generative AI tools can now create cloned human voices and hyper-realistic images, videos and audio in seconds, at minimal cost. When strapped to powerful social media algorithms, this fake and digitally created content can spread far and fast and target highly specific audiences, potentially taking campaign dirty tricks to a new low.

The implications for the 2024 campaigns and elections are as large as they are troubling: Generative AI can not only rapidly produce targeted campaign emails, texts or videos, it also could be used to mislead voters, impersonate candidates and undermine elections on a scale and at a speed not yet seen.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Red Team Rises to Defend Supreme Billionaire's "Garden of Evil"

reported a number of Red Team Senators defended billionaire Harlan Crow's predilections.

Crow's collection includes two of Hitler's paintings, a signed copy of Mein Kampf, the fascist dictator's 1925 manifesto, other Nazi trinkets, and a garden filled with statues of some of the most reviled leaders from the 20th Century.

His backyard includes a so-called "Garden of Evil," including busts and statues of infamous dictators ranging from Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin to Fidel Castro and Josip Tito.

Crow became more widely known for his generous hospitality to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni.  The two had a number of real estate transactions, as well.  Thomas' mother lives rent free in a Crow owned home.

Vibrant, competent democratic institutions can be corrupted by evil people.  I would rather hear warnings from U.S. Senators in that regard.

Update 5-4-23:  The Insane Red Team's Senator Josh Hawley claimed the Blue Lucy's are intimidating the Supreme Court by raising ethics issues and actually setting a standard.

Billionaire Harlan Crow paid the private school tuition for Clarence Thomas' grand nephew, estimated to be over $150,000.  Thomas is raising the relative as a son.

Update 5-7-23:  Former Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway defended the insider money funnel that secretly steered $100,000 to Judge Clarence Thomas' wife Ginni

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Rewriting the Insanity

The Insane Reds are putting on a full court press to persuade Americans that they are just Red, i.e. not Insane.

House Republicans can be seen as working steadily but intently to distort the facts of the deadly riot, which played out for the world to see when Donald Trump's supporters laid siege to the Capitol, and in the process downplay the risk of domestic extremism in the U.S.

The NY Post issued a warning about the dangers of Donald Trump in an editorial.

“Time and time again, Trump’s responses have been unhinged ... and self-defeating,” it continued, adding that “Trump is not trying to make America a better place” but just seeking “revenge.”
The AP reported on Trump's rally this evening in Waco, Texas where the government took on David Koresh's Branch Davidian cult.

...Trump has berated prosecutors, encouraged protests and raised the prospect of possible violence should he become the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges. Some of his recent rhetoric has echoed language he used before the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters seeking to stop the transfer of power...

“What kind of person can charge another person, in this case a former President of the United States ... and leading candidate (by far!) for the Republican Party nomination, with a Crime, when it is known by all that NO Crime has been committed, & also known that potential death & destruction in such a false charge could be catastrophic for our Country?” 
What kind of person uses blatant lies to incite an insurrection on a fully occupied U.S. Capital and insult the appearance of the people who answered his call for violence?  

Trump’s political machine raked in at least $50 million in the six months that followed the Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Trump will be judged for his self centered, self absorbed actions which continue to harm our country.  

Law has no bearing on his decisions.  It is hard to discern Christian teachings in his behavior.  But Trump clearly knows how to manipulate people, especially conservative Christians.  If judgement doesn't occur on this plane it will occur.  He and the Insane Reds have much for which to atone.

Many independent voters want a Trump-less ballot in 2024.  Please Lord, make a way for that to happen. 

Update 3-26-23:  Trump's dangerous "lie filled" rhetoric could easily incite more violence.

Update 4-29-23:  Trump sought out a QANUT follower who believes every member of Congress who voted to certify the 2020 election should be executed. 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Narcissist Text Messages Reported

Narcissist Text Messages reported former President Donald Trump wants everyone to save him. Six people showed up the other day at the Manhattan District Attorney's office in support of the QANut in Chief.