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Facts Are FACTS! – Thank you Fox News

If you were in the United States and even abroad you may have watched and heard President Donald Trump try to make his case for the $5.7 billion dollar wall on the Southern Border of the United States and then you heard Speaker of The House Nancy Pelosi (D) California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) New York give their response.

While it is so important for all of the networks and journalists including myself as a blogger to fact check prior to printing, or airing any rebuttal or information – I love it when the presoident’s own favorite media child Fox News call him and his administration out on their mess.

Donald Trump’s Border Speech Gets A Savage Instant Fact-Check On Fox News

Now mind you Fox News also slammed the Democratic response, but moreso because that is what Fox News does because they truly do not have a nice thing to say about any Democrat especially those against their best friend Donald J. trump!!!!

On a personal note, the Southern border has been an issue for decades. Illegal crossings over the Southern border have been decreasing steadily for years and the terrorists that are constantly being touted as coming through the Southern border is false and even Fox News called them out on it. These folks try to come through and are detained at airports. Border security and building a wall IS NOT A NATIONAL EMERGENCY. This president is HOLDING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HOSTAGE because the people elected to represent the people refuse to pay for something that this president promised for two years prior to his election and continued to promise until recently that Mexico would pay for!!!!! This president is acting like a child or better yet an alcoholic or addict that cannot and will not get their way, and this is definitely something that I know something because I act that way a lot!!!

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage!” Thank you for stopping by!!

Very late SoCS 6/16/2018 – Reservation

socs-badge-2017-18-e1503097084778This is a late post to #SoCS for 6/16/2018

It has been a long time since my last post. The STRUGGLE continues to be EXTREMELY real in regards to the manic episodes, trying to stay clean and sober, dealing with unemployment. The largest struggle I am having lately is dealing with my RESERVATION to do the real type of writing that I love.

I believe I am very good at writing about myself as evidenced by the likes and comments I have received over the years on this and my prior blog “What’s Rattling My Cage“. I am an open book in regards to my addictions to alcohol and cocaine, along with my being diagnosed with being bipolar and often times deep depression.

What I long to write about is more politically inclined both positive and negative about our current American administration and even past administrations. While I do not get paid for my writing, this is still a form of FREE PRESS which is currently and has been under attack by President Donald Trump since long before he was elected. He is constantly tweeting about the fake news and liars and how nobody is giving him a fair shake, etc. I will share an example with you which I posted to my Facebook page from Yahoo News.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fires editorial cartoonist critical of President Trump

My caption in my post on Facebook was as follows:

“This is a pre-cursor of what is to come with our protected free press in the United States of America. We need columnists and satirists that are willing to allow others to see all points of view whether they are positive or critical of our nation’s leadership!!!”

Even in  this arena if you are critical of the current administration or even positive about the previous administration – specifically Barack Obama’s, people are extremely either left or right. I understand that, but we as writers are supposed to engage the reader and incite our readers to seek the truth and not only rely on what they read in a single paper or see on a single network.

It is imperative the we as humans everywhere in the world are always willing to search and find that truth. There are tweets from the President of the United States everyday that are FAKE NEWS  and just so damn narcissistic. Networks like Fox News and others eat it up and when other networks such as NBC, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS call him on his shit he calls them liars and purveyors of FAKE NEWS.

I suppose I need to move away from my reservations and start writing what I want to write and just smile with the good reviews and laugh and accept the bad reviews.

On a great note I am returning to a company that I worked for over 25 years ago, Luby’s Cafeteria, doing what I already love to do – cooking. I am excited for orientation today and to get moving because I believe that I can work my up to a Manager In Training.

That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage“, thanks for stopping by!!!!

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 18th, 2018 – Revolt



This post is part of  #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 18th, 2018.

So the prompts this week have been great and very thought provoking and REVOLT fits right in.  As always, I do not wish to offend anybody, I am just voicing what is in my rattled cage. Something you should know about is that I consider myself to be what is considered a conservative democrat. This means I believe in helping all Americans succeed in achieving the American dream, but I do not believe in lifelong handouts. If you can work to attain the American dream you better do it! I believe in protecting our country, what I don’t believe in is trying to make other countries move into democracies and spending billions of dollars trying to help them when it is not what they want or even if they do want it! 

Throughout the history of the United States there have been multiple political revolts. But two come to mind immediately. The first is the 2008 contest between Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain. After eight years of the Republican Party and in office with George H. W. Bush as president and Dick Cheney as vice president the country had become tired of being a in a war we did not belong in, was afraid of the economy and was collapsing he as it had not done since the Great Depression, and many policies that continue to better the top 1% and continue to deflate the rest of the country for 99% so to speak. But we had also become tired of all the lies.


So the country as a whole for the most part, decided it was time to put up a candidate from the other party that was bold, somewhat new to Washington politics, who wanted to do the best that he could do for the country, who believed in the audacity of hope, who knew that this country could do better, this country could come back from the recession we were going into and build this country back to what we’ve been in the past. The greatest thing for this country when the election was said and done in my opinion, was that we had elected our first African-American president when people said it would never be done.

Barack Obama

So a couple things that happened in this particular election were Barack Obama took to social media like savvy individual that he is, and the country had a huge influx of young brand-new voters and young voters in their 20s that said they had had enough and were ready for the change we believe in. But one of the things that did not change this country was that bigotry and racism been here for over 200 years. You see the nice good folks who would vote for the current occupant in the White House 12 years later believed that Pres. Obama going to the White House change all these rules and make everything perfect for African Americans in the process stepping on the rights of those beautifully big racist White people across our nation. By the way as a disclaimer if you haven’t figured out by my picture I am pretty darn White. But my life experiences have taught me that I know better than anybody else in this world even if I became a millionaire I’d be no better anybody else in this world. And then even more so, not all African-Americans but many or most African Americans in the United States thought the exact same thing. Why would they think that, why would anyone think that, that’s not how it works – that’s not how any of this works.

What I will say about Pres. Obama is that while not everything was perfect, while he did not make all the best decisions, he did do so much for this country at a time when we’re going into a recession and we were dealing with a health care system that was and is still broken even though we have the affordable care act. Unemployment continued to go down, our economy continued to come out of the recession and grow, we worked hard to get out of some areas we didn’t belong in. Whether international issues that could have gone better sure but that’s with any president. Were there domestic issues that could’ve been handled better absolutely, as with any president. But one thing that did not change and will never change until we really have a great conversation about the racism and bigotry it almost seems as though we took a step back for eight years while Obama was president and then we’ve even to gone further back at the current White House.


The Joke

Fast-forward to 2016 when we had the presidential race between Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican candidate Donald J. Trump. This was one of the most crazy and truly disgusting races I have ever seen in my 51 years. On the one hand you had a woman who was trying so hard to be the first woman president ever elected to the United States, on the other hand you had a truly bigoted racist individual who doesn’t care for anybody else but himself, his family and the top 1%. Technically neither one of them should have been running. I for one did not want to see either a Clinton or Bush candidacy on the Democratic side, and none of the candidates on the Republican side were even peaking my interest.  Some of the things that came out of Donald J. Trump mouth during the year and a half before election night, was just bloodcurdling. Please bare with me and the collage below. Yet the folks who showed up to his rallies and were disrespectful and violent toward those who were not of the same mindset about this candidate believed everything that came out of this mans mouth and they still do today.

One of the most exasperating things that happens with this current occupant of the White House is his incessant attack on all other media outlets except his beloved darling Fox News. Anybody else whether it’s ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN or any other media outlet print radio television cable it doesn’t matter, other than Fox News everybody else is fake news. However you look at the very first picture in the above collage, there is no wonder why Fox News is his darling. What is really sad, is that he was so right in the first quote I have a brother-in-law who is never been quite as bigoted racist towards some folks specifically our former president until the last 15 years or so. Guess what he watches an awful lot of Fox News. So I guess one of the reason that the picture up there explain the joke is that people in this country specific with a 1% seem to think that the silent majority makes up the majority of this country.


The silent majority is now becoming a minority and they do not speak for the entire country. As long as we have folks like the current occupant of the White House and other candidates who stand on the same principles of the Puritan Protestant white male conservative BS that has never gotten the country anywhere except in the very beginning of our country in the first two hundred years or so – we will continue go backwards and we could even find ourselves in another Civil War. But my fear is that the current occupant of the White House is going to have us in World War III in the next year or so, just my opinion.

On my previous blog , What’s Rattlng my Cagemy final blog post before I lost access was titled “Nixon is dead, isn’t he” because I see such a deep comparison between Pres. Richard M Nixon and the current occupant of the White House. And by the way, let me clarify why I really don’t want to use his name. I did not vote for the man, I have no respect or anything else for the man, but I do respect the office of the Presidency of the United States. Nixon war with media – current occupant war with the media, Nixon paranoid, thinking everyone was out to get him – current occupant paranoid thinking everyone is out to get him, Nixon covering up Watergate – current occupant either covering up or evading the real issue of the Russian meddling into the 2016 election, Nixon never taking responsibility for his own actions – current occupant never taking responsibility for his own actions. Some would love to believe that the current occupant will just resign. This man will never resign because he is the most narcissistic individual I I have ever seen in my life, and I am pretty narcissistic myself – BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


I’ve included the Vote America Every Vote Counts picture twice because at the beginning of the post it was just a small reminder, now at the end of this post this is a huge reminder. Moving forward if you want to see a true change in this country whether it be economic, healthcare, true jobs or tax cuts and better things for the middle class and lower class and not just the business and corporations and people like the current occupant of the White House, you must get out and vote. The other thing is we as a nation have to have an amendment to the Constitution to do away with the electoral college, because the electoral college puts people in office that were not truly elected – meaning, they did not receive the popular vote.

This is what is in My Rattled Cage today!

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 15th, 2018 – Justice


This post is part of #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 15th, 2018.

So let me preface this with – in no way shape or form do I wish to offend or anger anybody with this post. It is simply what is going on in my head.

I begin with the continuous thread of women coming forward and claiming sexual assault that has been done to them by the politicians, actors, directors, TV hosts and indeed the leader of the free world the Current Occupant of the White House. Let me clarify, I did not vote for the individual and I respect the Office of the Presidency, but I have zero respect for this individual who will lead us into World War III before his first term is up. Let me be clear, I watch a lot of Law & Order Special Victims Unit and other crime shows to know that women, men and children who have been sexually assaulted have issues with reporting because they fear the backlash and not being believed. Even with that being said my biggest issue is with the folks who are coming forward 10, 20, 30, 40 years later to accuse their assaulter. What’s more, all of the most recent incidents that came during and after the Roy Moore fiasco, where were all of these folks when the Bill Cosby saga was going on which is still in litigation and I know one of those women.

So where is the justice in these individuals feeling they cannot come out against their attackers until some story in the news whether political or entertainment-wise triggers something inside them to speak out. There is no justice and what is sad all of these women will never receive justice. The worst part is that the attackers whether they are the leader of the free world, multibillion dollar movie directors, politicians, TV hosts, and actors will never receive their justice that they deserve.

Where is the justice in The United States of America having an occupant in the most important position and home, the Presidency and White House, who has managed to start this country on the road back to the days of the 1960s and before. Where is the justice when this individual can attack the 1st Amendment by always attacking every media outlet except for FOX NEWS which truly is the most biased network in the land because this individual can never do any wrong. Where is the justice when this man can call underdeveloped countries like Haiti and Africa S@#@hole countries and get away with it. Where is this justice when this individual knowingly allowed if not participated in Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections and thought nothing of it. He still say there was no collusion, that is yet be full determined and in the end I do believe that this great country that I am a citizen of will see JUSTICE when this man is either impeached or he resigns because the proof is to overwhelming for him to stay in office!! I could go on and on about there not being any justice with this person but it would be way too exhausting!!

This is what is in “My Rattled Cage” today!