Welcome to Buster's Blog

Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Monday, February 19, 2018

Presidents Day

Today is Presidents Day in the USA, a day when banks are closed, trash is not picked up, and many people get the day off as we recognize those who have held our nation's highest office.

Beyond the one-day holiday, many of our better, notable presidents are celebrated each and every day with a variety of roads, parks and structures named in their honor.  Not much for Franklin Pierce or James Buchanan, but for the bigger names the examples are numerous:

The George Washington Bridge in NYC

Jefferson Law School

The Lincoln Highway, a.k.a. US Route 30

Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt Island in NYC (for FDR)

The Eisenhower Interstate  Highway System

The Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove, Washington D.C.

Reagan National Airport in D.C.

Barack Obama Elementary in Maple Hts., Ohio

The Orange-Tufted Fraud currently holding the office will not be remembered fondly or honored in any such dignified fashion.  And he certainly doesn't need our help slapping his name on things.  It's already infamous, synonymous for failed casinos, shitty steaks, a scam "university," et al.  But I think his name is most appropriately associated with this:

Donnie Doo-Doo Dog Poop Bags

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Smart Enough To Vote Him Out

Donnie Diaperpants had a morning meltdown today and went on another Twitter tirade.  It was special.

Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
Hey, Donnie, the FBI didn't miss all the signals.  They did all the basics.  They visited the guy multiple times.  He had committed no crime and owned his guns legally.  They can't arrest him for something that he might do.  And if you expect the federal government to investigate and constantly monitor and babysit every depressed teenager who posts some stupid shit on social media, good luck with that.  If, in the name of protection, you really want law enforcement to be able to arrest people on the mere suspicion of potential future gun violence, you'll need to change some laws.  Like all those GOP-sponsored, NRA-backed laws which protect guns and ammo and not citizens.

And don't worry, Donnie.  Mueller's not with the FBI anymore.  He's not cutting into the Bureau's time.  Just remember his probe isn't over.  The latest indictments simply make official what we already knew -- Russia interfered with our elections, and they did it to help you.  The case for collusion will come in due time.  Twitter Ads info and privacy

I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.” The Russian “hoax” was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!

If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!
Never said Russia didn't meddle?  OMFG, what bullshit!  Donnie, you said it about a thousand times.  And yes, you called it a hoax, too.  That's the problem with lying so much, isn't it?  It's too hard to keep track of all the lies you've told.  One thing you haven't said, to this moment, is a single word of condemnation for what your Russian buddies did for you, you friggin' fraud!  You even refused to renew sanctions on them.  #Obvious.

Beyond creating discord (and you did a fine job of that all by yourself, Donnie), it was Russia's goal to get you elected.  So yeah, I guess they succeeded and they're probably laughing at us (and at you too, you fool).

As for getting smart, don't worry about that, Donnie.  We've had you pegged from the jump, and we're plenty smart enough to do what needs to be done -- vote you out!  Get rid of you and all traces of you ASAP.


LeBron Will Dribble, Will Not Shut Up. Good!

In the same vein as the last post, Fox News really hates it when athletes (or anyone) espouses anything but the straight Trump propaganda party line. 

LeBron James has not been shy about sharing his contempt for Dolt 45.  In a recent YouTube spot, James said, "Trump really don't give fuck about the people."  Hardly a surprising or unique opinion, just a correct one.

Equally unsurprising, Fox-bot Laura Ingraham blasted James for his comment, calling it "barely intelligible, not to mention ungrammatical."  (Racist much, Laura?  And as a staunch defender of the Terrible Tweeter, you're suddenly worried about grammar?  WTF?)

Ingraham advised LeBron to "just shut up and dribble."  Fox News cannot abide political views from anyone other than their own Trumpanzee "experts."  Everyone else should just stick to their day jobs.

Carpenters, just shut up and swing that hammer.
Accountants, just shut up and prepare those tax returns.
Programmers, just shut up and write that code.
Teachers, just shut up and grade those papers.

Thus sayeth the fake news network whose programming often includes such political experts as Chachi, the Duck Dynasty idiot, and Ted Nugent.  Not to mention the laughably horrible Laura Ingraham.

LeBron said firmly he would definitely not just shut and dribble.  Good!

"Hey Laura, you're Number One!"


An Ass Taking A Butt

(I'm a little late with this one.  The Winter Olympics just haven't grabbed me this time, and anything you see happened pretty much yesterday.  Plus a few other things have occupied my time and attention. Oh well!)

Last fall when many NFL players took a knee during the anthem in protest of police brutality, V.P. Mike Pence said there was no place for politics in the world of sports.

The very next thing he did was inject politics into sports.  At a Colts home game where he knew some players would be kneeling, Pence made a big show of walking out early in a premeditated huff.  Kneeling for the anthem!  Harrumph!  Harrumph!

At the opening ceremonies of the PyeongChang Olympic Games, Pence pointedly remained seated as the Unified Korean team was introduced -- more deliberate political posturing from Pence at an athletic event.  It was an insult to his hosts, and it effectively copy-catted the same form of protest he found so intolerable when employed by those awful (black) NFL players.

Pence is so dense (Dense Pence?  I like it!) he doesn't see what a hypocritical moralizing moron he truly is.

This post was inspired by a blogger I stumbled upon who calls himself Tubular Sock.  Tube's a wild and creative man who calls 'em as he sees 'em.  Obviously, I swiped the image from him. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dark Humor With A Message

It's dark humor with a message, and there were hundreds of similar images created in the past two days.  They're not trying to be flippant or insensitive, they're just making a point.  And sometimes cartoons and memes do it better than anything else.

The message is that things need to change.  #NowIsTheTime.

Stuck On Stupid

The vast majority of Americans support real gun control legislation, are not in favor of deporting millions of non-citizens, and think that wife-beating and sexual abuse are simply unacceptable.

Yet the Republicans ignore us, ignore the facts and twiddle their thumbs.
  • They've been bribed by the NRA, and their fake president manages to yammer for 20  minutes about Parkland without once saying "gun."  
  • Senate Republicans are dragging their feet on protecting Dreamers and the DACA program, while their feckless leader's own anti-immigration "plan" garnered the least votes of any proposal.  
  • And after his his knee-jerk defense of the physical abuse of an ex-staffer, it took the Pussy-Grabber-In-Chief nine days before he could feebly proclaim that he's "opposed to domestic violence."  (Ooh, what a stalwart statement!)

On these issues and basically everything else, Republicans are stuck on stupid.  They kowtow to a select minority while they stubbornly refuse to represent us, their constituents.  They stick to their own stupid policy position no matter what may result from it (including the slaughter of school children).  They're just all kinds of wrong, and they'll never change.

So there's only one thing to be done with the GOP:  Vote them all out!  It starts now, this year, and will continue to 2020 and beyond.  These weenies are afraid of the NRA?  They ought to be afraid of us!