This morning, after last night’s midnight signing of a law to abandon Americans to the tragedy of poverty with no recourse to government, I realized that there can be but one reason this has happened.

The Republican party and nearly all its members have signed contracts with the Devil. Real contracts. Signed at the crossroads in the dead of night. In blood. Because this certainly can’t be any kind of “principles” from anyone who is supposed to protect this country from danger or economic collapse — or even nuclear war. This has got to be the foul paw prints of the evil one at his finest.

Christians? I don’t think so. Does anyone see any Christian act in any of the behavior of this band of evil-doers? I thought not.

At some point, late in the night, they all gathered and each drew blood and signed their name. From this they got “a career” and probably wealth — because in the end, it’s always about money. It is possible that the Koch brothers actually are emissaries of the devil, if not the devil incarnate. Hard to tell in these modern times.

Welcome to Hell, folks. I believe we are living in it.

69 thoughts on “A DEAL IS A DEAL

  1. cagedunn December 3, 2017 / 12:27 am

    And the ripples in the pond spread … and the poison laps upon the shore … and

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      • cagedunn December 3, 2017 / 2:54 am

        sharpened to a razor’s edge, to ensure that as the knife penetrates the heart to test for any emotional connection, the pen will enlighten the mind – to either clarify or lobotomise.

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          • Garry Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 1:48 pm

            If wishes could be realized, I probably would be looking at life in the big house.

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    • lwbut December 3, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      … there will arise a Great Wailing and much gnashing of teeth! The smell of brimstone will revolt the nostrils, while searing heat shrivels the skin… 😦

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      • Garry Armstrong December 4, 2017 / 2:39 pm

        Bob, I love the smell of brimstone in the morning.

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        • lwbut December 4, 2017 / 7:56 pm

          Hope you’ve got an asbestos surfboard, Sir.. those lava breaks are pretty hot! πŸ˜‰

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          • Marilyn Armstrong December 4, 2017 / 9:10 pm

            Yeah, but with time off for good behavior and the massive overcrowding in Hell, we’ll all get out of there in 9 months anyway.


            • lwbut December 4, 2017 / 10:22 pm

              As you very well know by now Marilyn…. 9 months can seem like several lifetimes these days! πŸ˜‰


          • Garry Armstrong December 5, 2017 / 12:57 pm

            Some like it hot…

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            • lwbut December 5, 2017 / 10:44 pm

              πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So is this the Year of Living Dangerously? πŸ˜‰

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  2. Fandango December 3, 2017 / 12:59 am

    The Republicans in Congress have entered into a true life, contemporary Faustian bargain.

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    • Garry Armstrong December 4, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      “Shake Hands With The Devil” (’55/Fox) James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter.

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      • Fandango December 4, 2017 / 3:15 pm

        I only slightly recall that movie. I’ll have to see if I can find it on Netflix or TCM.

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        • Garry Armstrong December 4, 2017 / 3:33 pm

          Fan, I just tossed that in because of the conversation. Not a bad flick.

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  3. Anonymous December 3, 2017 / 4:28 am

    This makes a lot of sense.

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      • Garry Armstrong December 4, 2017 / 2:42 pm

        Evil is…as evil does.


    • Garry Armstrong December 5, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      It does??


  4. loisajay December 3, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Getting hotter every day! When in the hell (no pun intended) does this all end?

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    • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Interesting question. One would hope so, but since The High One doesn’t send instructions, it’s always a best guess.


    • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      So, we’re thinking government sanctioned beheading? Let the French do it!


    • Garry Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      I have some cake for that person.

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  5. swo8 December 3, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    It sounds really bad, Marilyn.


      • swo8 December 3, 2017 / 2:04 pm

        Sometimes you can’t think about it and have to focus on you own world.


        • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 2:57 pm

          It’s still terrifying. It probably (fingers crossed) won’t affect us too much, but anyone who is younger and poorer will be murdered by this. Literally killed.

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            • Garry Armstrong December 5, 2017 / 1:00 pm

              Leslie, “courage” was Dan Rather’s line til they showed him the door.

              What’s your frequency,Kenneth?

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              • swo8 December 5, 2017 / 4:21 pm

                I was thinking about the French saying bonne courage. It always lifts the spirit.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 1:49 pm

      I’m not sure yet. I think it won’t affect us specifically because we are already old and on Social Security and medicare — and we live in Massachusetts. Our house is low in value, so the changes to mortgage interest deductions won’t affect us. As for the rest of the deductions, we haven’t taken them since we retired so they are a non-starter for us.

      But IF this passes — and it is still an if — it will be ugly for anyone who is poor. The poorer you are, the worse it will be. People in old age facilities will get kicked out and where they would go after that, no one seems to know or care. Disabled children will be without medical care. Middle-class people with big medical bills will be destroyed and probably dead. Cuts to social security and medicare? They are not exactly luxury NOW. I don’t know how they think anyone can keep going.

      I keep thinking it can’t be as bad as it seems … but it looks pretty bad.

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    • Garry Armstrong December 5, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Em …. Daniel Webster?? You’re such a name dropper.


  6. Rebel Girl December 3, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Koch brothers. Their name is everywhere. I forget what they had their nose in on an article I read in a newspaper from Montreal last year. I guess money talks, because if Joe public did what they talk about doing, there would be trouble. Serious trouble. What is it about them that allows it. Do they have a role in government that allows them to do certain things?

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    • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 8:32 pm

      They have more money than God. That’s the ticket. And remember, they work with Murdoch, who is from Australia, and they all spread their money around. So they are international evil-doers.

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      • Rebel Girl December 3, 2017 / 8:45 pm

        I will try to find out what is was in the article, but he was going to fund some kind of civil thing in another country. If they have no employment involving that type of thing, then they are just a civilian funding things. If any other civilian said that, there would be a price to pay, as we are not to interfere in such things. Is that legal?


        • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 8:53 pm

          I don’t know. If it isn’t here, I have no idea. I might not even know if it WAS here. I have a limited knowledge of the law and mostly, as it applies to the Constitution, not the courts.

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      • lwbut December 3, 2017 / 10:23 pm

        Who’s from Australia?? ( besides me that is!) πŸ™‚

        Are you confusing them with Rupert Murdoch? He’s an ex-aussie?

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      • cagedunn December 3, 2017 / 10:48 pm

        Not Australian! Ours are bad enough but are kittens in comparison to wily old lions; the Koch brothers are Kansas kids, pure American. Not ours! Definitely not ours! And if you want to get rid of them, I can recommend Kenya, Somalia, or better yet, Atlantis (but don’t give them breathing apparatus). Send them there without their props, see how they do without the things everyone needs to feel secure enough to sleep well. Their interests: founded and funded a number of conservative and libertarian political organizations; that’s the nice version. There’s a lot about them, and now that they own Time, they can say anything they like about themselves and the people they support, and tarnish anyone who doesn’t.


        • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 11:14 pm

          But we were talking about Murdoch … and the Aussies exported him to us. Although I think he’s a power all over the world. He and the Koch brothers have a thing going — money and reactionary politics. Go back and reread the comments. We were talking about MURDOCH who IS Australian. I know the Koch brothers are American.

          Okay, fixed the comment. Sometimes I miss words in sentences. It’s mental problem. I lose words at the end of sentences. I think them, but they never make it into the text.

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          • cagedunn December 4, 2017 / 12:46 am

            Okay, we’ll cop the murdoch idiot – but I really thought he’d carked it.


            • Marilyn Armstrong December 4, 2017 / 6:47 am

              i wish he had. Oh, how I wish he had. He has warped our media and a lot of the horrible stuff going on is his. Maybe he’s illegal and we can throw him out? Nah. Too rich.

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        • Marilyn Armstrong December 3, 2017 / 11:18 pm

          You know, these super rich guys spend their money all over the world. They all do. When you are that rich, you have power wherever you have money.

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      • Garry Armstrong December 4, 2017 / 3:05 pm

        Didn’t Murdoch just buy the farm? Or did he make a deal?


  7. lwbut December 3, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    So ‘our’ ( your) politicians vote for a bill with amendments that is over 400 pages long that was presented just a few hours before the vote so quite literally NO-ONE had read in it’s entirety?

    Why, when we get this kind of great ‘service’ and diligence in representing their electorate’s best interests (HAH!), in the name of all that’s holy do we keep on voting for these morons???


      • Garry Armstrong December 5, 2017 / 11:56 am

        This has been primary conversation for Marilyn and me, which depresses the hell out of us, but one thing seems clear — The Squatter isn’t giving up his land because of all the bad news and the threat of impeachment. Unless they nail him on treason, he’s not getting out of Dodge. Unless they get Watergate type material on him, he won’t give up the ranch. It’ll take a great showing by the Democrats in the mid-terms and deep doo-doo for the Republicans for the Bully Boys to run their Jefe out of town.

        Meantime, it’s great fodder for late night comedy/ talk shows. As the revival tempo monologues pile up the missteps by Orange Head and his minions, the audience gets more and more excited, anticipating a climax that the Big Fat Bad Hombre is leaving. No! Not happening that way. Sorry to be a party pooper but reality bites.

        Don’t shoot the messenger. Men are cheaper than guns.,

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        • Marilyn Armstrong December 5, 2017 / 12:03 pm

          I added this to today’s post being as it’s absolutely on target. Are we the only two who aren’t seeing a happy ending to this disaster? Is the mass of this country in serious denial mode?

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          • Garry Armstrong December 5, 2017 / 1:08 pm

            Missy, I think we’re just old sages (redundant?) …….


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