Saturday, August 8, 2020

Joseph "Murfster35" Murphy

Joseph "Murfster35" Murphy is a lifelong liberal political junkie. Being born and raised in Chicago, he is no stranger to bare-knuckle politics. He spent 20 years working for United Airlines, and another 9 as a fraud prevention expert for a large online retailer. He is the author of President Evil: The rise of Trump in the 2016 primaries and its sequel President Evil II: A Clodwork Orange. Joseph Murphy is a writer at Politizoom and a regular contributor to posts at Daily Sound and Fury. Email:

The GOP’s Hidden Bad Polling News In Trump’s Terrible Polling Numbers

Why does it have to be bad! You know I can’t take bad news in the morning!   Prince John  Robin Hood Men In Tights Over the last couple of days, there has been a slew of new polling come out, and it is universally terrible for Trump. Nationally, Trump is trailing Biden by close to, if not […]

“And Now For Something Completely Different.” A Solution for once. From...

And now for something completely different. A man with three buttocks   Monty Python’s Flying Circus Y’all know I’m an old fart. Which means that I’m crusty. Bitch and moan, piss and  complain, all the live long day. God, I love being a blogger, especially since my keyboard doesn’t tell me to Shut up and quit bitching! […]

Don’t Sweat Election Night And Results Just Yet

You know what? We really need to stop. chasing. every. single. shiny. object! Look, let’s be clear here. Trump isn’t talking to us! He’s talking to his idiot base, trying to stir up a preemptive strike full of reasons why the election won’t be settled on election night. And the reason is that massive numbers of mail in, fraudulent […]
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The GOP’s Unemployment Assistance Failure. A Personal Perspective

There but for the grace of God go I Normally, when the GOP fucks with people, they’re more careful about it. Normally, they tend to fuck with people that are not normally Republican voters. And they tend to smother their malice with high falutin’ moral statements about personal responsibility, and all that claptrap from people with deep […]

Is It Just Me, Or Did The Entire GOP Up And...

And when you see Janey, give her a hug for me!   Great, now they’ve got me carrying cargo   George Carlin This is almost getting creepy. Over the last 3 days, it almost seems like a whole lot of little lights have started going off over the heads on the opposition side. The tables are empty, […]
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So, Goodbye Yellow Slick Toad

So, Goodbye yellow brick road. Where the dogs of society howl   Elton John   Goodbye Yellow Brick Road As we speak, Professor Lawrence Tribe, on Reid Out on MSNBC just laid the final mail in the Trump illegitimate election scheme. And I mean final in the way that would make GOP heads literally explode. But we’ll get to that in a minute. As I noted yesterday, Trump’s even floating the idea of delaying the election was a direct admission that he is getting his ass kicked. When you’re leading in the race, you can’t wait for election day. If Joe Biden were in power right now, he’d be mandating for the election to be held on August 4th. But reporting that broke today made it a whole lot more clear as to why he is throwing everything at the wall he can find, including Jared’s thick skull, hoping for something to stick. Trump’s campaign has pulled all of their advertising off of the media. And right now have no ad busy scheduled for the month of August as we speak. When pressed by enterprising reporters on the issue, the campaign warily said that it was reevaluating and retooling their messaging, and would be back up and running shortly. They pulled the advertising because the shit ain’t working. Normally, you run two ad sequences in a campaign. Once a nominee is apparent, the campaign runs compelling argument ads to get the public to want to vote for the candidate. And once about half of the country has mailed out their mail in ballots, and early voting is ready to start, you switch to voting urgency messaging to get your side to fill out their ballots or show up to vote. And Trump’s messages aren’t either convincing nor compelling. His inspirational messaging is so chock full of bullshit that you need a clothespin for your nose to watch it. And his panic messaging is stilted and obvious, obvious to the point that even scared old white people don’t get into the scenarios. So now, three weeks until their convention, and 95 days from election day, they’re trying to retool their entire advertising output. Good luck with that. Which is why Trump is jumping the gun with starting so early on not only threatening to delay the election, but for getting a head start on trying to cast doubt on the validity of mail in votes, to claiming there may never be an official result posted. But it all comes to naught in the end. Professor Tribe was brilliant. In talking to Joy Reid, he went through a whole roster of worst case scenarios, from late results, incomplete state total results, to court challenges to states with inconclusive results, to GOP led legislatures in GOP states trying to install Trump electors in a state that Biden won. And it all ends up in the same damn place. A dead end for Trump and the GOP. See, it turns out that the constitution means business. And it means that the founding fathers were even smarter than anybody ever conceived. They literally thought of everything. With all of those possible circumstances either on or off of the table, January 20th, 2021 is Inauguration Day. Period. Full stop. It all boils down to the line of succession as listed in the constitution. If Trump is to remain […]

Trump Got Triple “Played” Today

I was not at all surprised that Trump had to haul out the big bomb today, and tweet about delaying the election. This was a sign of nothing but pure desperation. If Trump thought that he was winning, he would call for the election tomorrow. But today proved once and for all what a total loser Trump really is. The bad news started early, and just kept coming. First, the new unemployment numbers showed another increase in first time claims, with more than 50 million unemployed in the last 19 weeks. And then, his own Department of Commerce came out with numbers that showed that the Gross Domestic Product, the principal benchmark for domestic economic growth, had fallen off a cliff, losing 33%. This is a disaster because while Trump and his economic nitwits had projected a loss in the 2nd quarter, followed by a rocket ship 3rd quarter, this number means firing that rocket from the deck of the Titanic. But both of those paled in significance with what was happening at the same time at Ebenezer Church in Atlanta. Civil rights icon John Lewis was being laid to rest, after a week of honors and a final farewell tour of the places most important in his life. And at that funeral service were, not one, not two, but three different former American Presidents, each eager to share their fond remembrances of their interactions with Lewis. And that was the mother of all nightmare scenarios for Trump. William Jefferson Clinton. Looking every bit as stable, friendly, and approachable as any regular member of Ebenezer, with that southern charm that plays so well, to this day. He spoke glowingly of his time with Lewis, and praised the man he knew for what he was. George Walker Bush. A lifelong Republican, while he freely admitted his ideological and political difference with Lewis, he nonetheless lionized Lewis and the principles that the man stood for, including racial equality and the right of every American to vote. He was honest and sincere, and well received. And then there was Barack Hussein Obama. A man who said that Lewis himself inspired Obama to activism and public service, who hugged Lewis on Inauguration day, and told him “This is your day too, John. Obama was the only one to indirectly attack Trump for his administrations attempts to roll back everything that Lewis spent his life building, but forget about that for the moment. Three former Presidents. Two Democratic, and one Republican. And all symbolizing one thing. Normalcy. All three if them represent everything that Americans have come to expect from a Commander in Chief. Clinton and Obama are two of the most popular Democratic Presidents since FDR. And Bush, the lone Republican, may be seen as the last of a dying breed. A Republican President with heart, good intentions, and morals and integrity. And what happens next? Well, current President Donald Trump shambles out behind the White House briefing room podium, his tie slanted, throws out a bunch of happy horseshit about his administrations successful combating of the coronavirus, and rails against free elections. The comparison couldn’t be more stark. Because waiting in the wings, and appearing more and more frequently all the time, is another pain in the ass that personified everything that Americans envision when they think […]

Former GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dead Of Covid-19

Donald Trump likes to demand total and utter loyalty from all those who surround him. Former GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain wasn’t even one of Trump’s men. But he paid the ultimate price of loyalty anyway. Weeks after ostentatiously seating himself in the most crowded part of Trump’s Tulsa rally, packed in tight and wearing no mask, Cain checked into the hospital having tested positive for the coronavirus. He never checked out, dying this morning from the virus at age 73. Cain, a charismatic businessman who founded the Godfather’s Pizza chain, cut a flamboyant figure on the national stage when he ran for President in 2012 in the GOP primaries. He was best remembered for his ridiculous 9-9-9 tax plan, which he carried in his pocket on a file card to demonstrate its simplicity, and for replying to a reporter’s question on foreign leaders by saying, No, I don’t know who the leader of Uzbeckibeckistanstan is. That’s why Presidents have staff.  Cain briefly led the GOP pack before falling back, and then falling out amid sexual harassment allegations. Trump seemed to have a soft spot for Cain, maybe appreciating Cain’s flamboyant public persona, and tried to slot him into the administration a couple of times, including a post in the Federal Reserve, but couldn’t pull him across the finish line. And apparently, Cain continued to friendly with Trump, friendly enough to risk his life by attending the Tulsa rally, a bet he sadly lost. I keep thinking that just maybe Cain’s death will be a wake up call for the ignoramuses in the GOP. After all, Cain wasn’t some regular Joe in the street, or a liberal entertainer, he was a well recognized GOP figure. But I ain’t holding my breath. Cain played fast and loose with science and medicine, and it cost him. But I don’t see his passing as giving mental midgets like Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, or Louie Gohmert pause. Especially since, after testing positive for Covid-19, Gohmert blamed wearing a mask for contracting the disease. But there is still one thing about this that interests me, and that I’ll be watching for. I’m, waiting to see how much more fawning and effusive in his praise Trump is for a dead pizza magnate than for a civil rights icon. Especially on the day that John Lewis is being laid to rest. As Rachel would say, Watch this space. To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen Follow me on Twitter at @RealMurfster35
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Tick, Tock, Tick…

I can feel it, coming in the air tonight. Oh Lawd   Phil Collins   In the air tonight This is going to be ugly. like when you get just that whiff of leaves, grass, and dust in the wind, and you know the storm is coming. It’s coming, and when it gets here, it’s not going to be pretty. As Phil Collins said, I can literally smell it coming in the air. I’ve been following more years than I want to recount, and I can tell you right now, Mt Saint Trump is getting ready to blow. When he does, it is going to resonate. I give him until the weekend, Monday at the latest. Like a volcanic done, Trump is under too much pressure. Trump had to start the week in a daily coronavirus briefing by announcing that his much celebrated mass gathering acceptance speech in Jacksonville, Florida was being called off. This was a bitter pill for Trump to swallow. Worse yet, he has been ordered to push the wearing of masks, and the use of social distancing, and staying away from crowded bars, all of which are anathema to Trump, who wants everything open for business, and fuck the coronavirus. And now, today, the news that the federal thugs he sent to Portland will be withdrawing. Trump is already acting out. He has doubled back on the use of masks and social distancing, once again making it a method of personal choice. He is railing even more strongly against peaceful protesters, calling them agitators and anarchists. He quadrupled down on the healing qualities of hydroxychloroquine, despite his own FDA disqualifying it as an emergency tool for treating the coronavirus. And he doubled down on the crazy lady doctor that uses alien SNA and demon semen to treat patients, making Maryanne Williamson look like the pinnacle of sweet reason. Trump is in a pressure cooker, but this one doesn’t have a stopcock at the top, it’s solid steel. Trump is getting hammered in the polls, not only nationally, but in the battleground states, including some states that shouldn’t be one. He is getting hammered on Russia offering a bounty on American soldiers heads, and the coronavirus just won’t go away. Trump is trapped in a contraption of his own making. Trump can’t help himself, he’s going to blow. And when he does, it’s going to be viscous. I don’t know what he’s going to blow about, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he went off on multiple complaints. But whatever rabid spew of lave he rains out, it will come down on top of the vulnerable GOP Senate caucus members beneath him. And he doesn’t give a shit. This is what happens when you have the ultimate petulant 4 year old wandering around the White House thinking he’s running the country. But one nice byproduct. By shoving the DHSS Gestapo oot of Portland, the mayor and governor have given a blueprint to other states and cities on how to rid themselves of these pests. Which will only piss him off even more. Don’t touch that dial. To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the […]

Trump’s “Suburban Housewife” strategy Is As Dumb As He Is

Reality. What a concept   Robin Williams God, I am loving this campaign! Have you seen Trump’s tweet to “suburban housewives, and the addle pated television ad that came after it? Trump is trying to scare suburban, white mothers with the threat of hordes of nasty minorities spilling into suburbia to pester them. This is what happens when an old guy in his 70’s sticks his head up his ass so far in the past that he thinks that Mad Men is a documentary. Yes, Trump got his head handed to him in 2018 in the suburbs, and yes, there are a lot of white women in the suburbs. But lots of them are college educated white women, which means that they are used to eating with, studying with, working out with, and chilling with minorities. This tactic is not going to work. But there’s an even more delicious reason why it is doomed to failure. The word is gentrification. Over the last decade, as companies have moved into city center locations, chasing lower building costs, convenient transportation, and tax abatement’s, they bring in a whole army of younger, better educated, more upwardly mobile employees with them. When this happens, real estate developers, you know, like Trump claims to be?, swoop into poorer neighborhoods, looking for more historically eye pleasing properties that they can buy on the cheap, empty of the minorities living in them, rehab and rent or sell at a profit to the newcomers. So what happens to the minorities that used to lice in the underappreciated housing in the city center? Why they move out to the suburbs, of course. They look for more affordable housing, in neighborhoods better than the ones that they got priced out of, yet still be able to use mass transport or drive to their jobs in the city. Are you seeing the hidden beauty of this? Rich real estate pricks like Donald Trump have forced minorities out of their previously affordable city center housing, in order to make a shit load of money off of upwardly mobile employees moving in. And those minorities have moved out to the suburbs, liking for more affordable housing and better living conditions than what they left behind. The same suburbs that Donald Trump is now trying to scare the shit out of with the specter of masses of minorities moving in among them. I swear, some days this shit just writes itself! To know the future, look to the past.before the insanity of the 2020 election, relive the insanity of the 2016 GOP primary campaign, and the general election, to see how we got to where we are. Copies of President Evil, and the sequel, President Evil II, A Clodwork Orange are available as e-books on Amazon, at the links above. Catch up before the upcoming release of the third book in the trilogy, President Evil III: All The Presidents Fen Follow me on Twitter at @RealMurfster35

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