Sunday, January 19, 2020

Will the DNC Betray us in 2020?

The DNC keeps shoving establishment people down our throat, Biden being the biggest one.It almost like the DNC wants Trump re-elected. I understand why Bernie made the choice to work within the two party system, we know without fail they close the third parties and their candidates out.

I used to be into conspiracy, you know the kind that says both sides work together. After I deconverted, I was able to assert myself as a progressive.

However sometimes I still think of that conspiracy stuff, and those DNC jerks seem like they are pulling all stops to put Biden in to lose to Trump ON PURPOSE.

Bernie's biggest hope is that people ignore mainstream media and that there are enough young people who realize Bernie is being ousted from the mainstream media. The CNN debates were biased against Bernie, he was left out [by mistake--yeah right] from one NPR report. If Trump can use Twitter hopefully since most younger people, Gen X on down will ignore the dinosaur news shows that give us nothing but more of the same.

I hope this time, cooked up "superdelegates" and other bullshit aren't used to push Bernie out like they were in 2016.

Remember when I wrote this article?

The Democratic Party Deserves to Die

I have my regrets as I was still drinking the Christian fundamentalist Kool-Aid at the time, about to bust out as my cognitive dissonance was growing so great, but you will notice at least the Republican party never grabbed my votes. How could they? I was too poor. I had the intelligence to know Trump was a liar.

I still feel the Democratic party betrayed us all in 2016 and sadly it seems like they got the mainstream media and rest geared up to do it again. They are shoving Banker Joe down our throat, whose so sold out, he even told people he'd pick a Republican running mate. If you are being crushed by student loans, thank Joe Biden, as he helped to advance the laws that made them non-dischargeable in bankruptcy. Some people have gotten upset with me, saying you got to get the Orange Sociopath out of office even if you have to vote for Joe! My dismay grows here, thinking again we will be given two non-choices. Get out the barf bags yet again to choose a guy that is just another neo-liberal out for the megacorporations, who may as well be a Republican. I have already decided I won't call myself a Democrat anymore if they succeed in shoving Biden down our throats.

In the ACON world, we are all concerned about abusers and admit their ENABLERS, the people who stand by and support your abusers cause us as much pain, in their defenses and handing power over to abusers. The Democratic party outside the AOC and Bernie branch, seems like a henpecked enabler parent saying to the hellbent sociopathic one, "Whatever you want dear" while kicking all vulnerable members of society to the curb.

Ever notice most establishment Democratic politicians are always weak and in the subservient position?  They are always making compromises or backing down to extremist Republicans. This is because too many of them are on the same corporate and billionaire pay-rolls. Outside Bernie, it's going to be all business as usual. Even Warren and Pete B. are making constant concessions to their economic masters!
I still plan to vote for Bernie though now it seems like just a way make a rhetorical stand. I also go vote, no one I vote for wins but I vote on principle, because I believe some semblance of democracy is important.  One conspiracy is that the voting computers just put in whoever the elite want. I do not think there are enough stupid people to vote for Boris Johnson in England, so maybe Diebold got a hold of their voting machines too. Sorry if I sound cynical here.

Trump sometimes seems to be a reality actor the elites put into place. Perhaps the truth is just that he is a slow rich jerk who rode Daddy's coat-tails to fame and money and is just bluffing his way through for a job he never was qualified for. Most of his antics seem like bullshit to me, like going after Greta, the man is almost a caricature of the worse president ever which he is.

I don't support giving up, we should still vote and protest, but something has gone very wrong when most people are very broke or struggling and right wing assholes still keep getting into office without nary a problem. There's only so many Christian extremists and rich boomers to vote for these people.

Sometimes I feel a spark of hope, that Bernie could get in, he at least seems to care a bit, and wants life to be better for the average person.

Life is Getting Scary For Disabled in America

I posted this on reddit....I will figure out the walker thing. One thing I learned in this life, is do not wait until one is desperate and sans walker, so I will get the doctor's paper work and try with another company, look in thrift stores. I don't ask for help unless I have no other options, a company here MIGHT cover it under my insurance. I have to find out still. I had asked the doctor to order me another walker for insurance to cover since my present walker is getting worn out. It still works, but it is some years old, and well, I am trying to plan ahead.

I get a call at 6:00pm on a Friday, "We got your doctor's order for a new walker--Medicare no longer covers them!" They told me Medicare will only rent them now or some crazy rule. I have gotten at least two walkers from insurance TWICE. I have been on a rollator walker for more then 15 years. My doctor sent the order to a place far away from me in another state, they would have delivered it, so the state's rules could be different there.

I got a walker for free once from a friend who is now deceased but it got stolen. A kind friend got me another one later. Getting those two was fortunate and a great thing because one a wheel broke before I was eligible for insurance to cover one. When I had the other free one, I just used it and was glad.
I may be able to get one soon, I hope if husband gets paid enough on one project but that's far less money for other medical bills. I was preparing to order walker because the brakes broke [one side] on this rollator and the handles are fraying. It still works though it's harder without brakes and better handles.

Whatever Trump is doing, Medicare rules are being changed radically so far less is covered and it's being cut all over. I had a medicine changed too Medicare stopped covering but fortunately they have made a generic form of it. It was switched over.

I asked the company to send me doctor's order to see if I could have better luck with another company but who knows. This one told me "The rule changed".

I have this friend who is disabled already for mental health stuff who got stage 4 cancer, and she is filling her social media with pleas for money. I know medical bills and how they add figure she will be in collections soon, anyhow threatened by bill collectors. Knowing medical bills like I do, the co-pays of really big stuff are crushing. It makes me sad how people who have children who got cancer or get other medical problems have to go run to have spaghetti dinners and do gofundmes. This country is really messed up. Please vote for Bernie. Sick people in America are living under too much fear and a cloud of misery. Isn't being sick hard enough?

Oh I know of someone else too, who has gone blind to the point they can't drive, and disability turned them down.

I think stress definitely is upping the death rates in America. I actually said on the phone, "So you basically are telling me come up with the cash--these rollators can be expensive-- and tough luck kid, see ya later".

My patience is low.

You know it wears people out when you are told over and over, you aren't worth anything. At least with rollator I can walk and go places and do some stuff when I am able. Mine wear out fast because I use them a lot, when I am not housebound. I even used it today to walk out to the mailbox. It's like an extension of me. Now the costs are in the hundreds and I can figure it out though it's more BS and stress...I actually look in thrift stores for BACKUP ROLLATOR walkers all the time.
Bet you anything they say "Goodluck kid!" to wheelchair folks, already. "Oh you are stuck in bed, tough turds!" There you need thousands of dollars.

It's a good thing I planned ahead and didn't wait for this one to break to point it was unusable. The default is tons of bullshit and red tape so used to this by now. I was thankful to doctor for getting the order in. I got denied some other medical stuff too recently, don't want to get into detail, but things are getting scary out there.

I had walkers stolen from me.  People in medical establishments are always telling me to put them in the hall for space, I say "No way!" I got smart about making sure it is always put in the car, the present one that needs parts taken off of it to fold it up, actually was more of a memory booster and never taking my eye off them. One walker I even put up pictures all over it on local social media, it was weird how a giant walker for super-fat people and was bright blue vanished into the ether.  I think some of these problems is why walkers got stolen since problems started a few years ago especially for uninsured people.

A nurse warned me right before Trump was going to take office, that more things would not be covered. This is what Republicans do to disabled and sick people.

My Walker Got Stolen