Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

From “The Intellectualist” on “X”

 Donald Trump seated in a New York City courtroom: ✍️ 📸


Donald Trump, whose life has been marred by criminal behavior, arguably should have spent more time in such confines. 


His father's wealth shielded him from accountability, allowing him to evade the consequences of his actions. Without this financial backing, Trump might have spent his life cycling through institutions and asylums for the many schemes he concocted. 


Instead, money enabled him to masquerade as a member of polite society, a position he never deserved. 


He often portrayed himself with a strength he lacked, hurting those he could easily exploit. There he sits, appearing pathetic in the courtroom, a place where he always belonged.


In the courtroom, Trump sits with a visibly sullen expression, his once confident demeanor replaced by a look of resignation. 


His shoulders are slightly hunched, and his hands rest uneasily on the table before him, clutching a document. Dressed in a dark suit and a striped blue tie that contrasts starkly with the bright, sterile environment of the courtroom, he appears diminished, a far cry from the brash persona he often projected. 


The courtroom setting, with its austere furnishings and the serious faces of those present, underscores the gravity of the situation. This is a man who has spent a lifetime avoiding such moments, now caught in the very place many believe he rightfully belongs.


Trump has violated boundaries his entire life. These are not mere allegations. 


He is a twice-impeached adjudicated rapist who has been found liable for defrauding a charity and for sexual abuse. He is currently facing 88 criminal counts in four separate indictments across four jurisdictions. 


There is a certain satisfaction in seeing Donald Trump, a man who has built his career by punching down and exploiting those he pretends to champion, now humbled in a courtroom. He is being forced to listen to the condemnations of people who despise him.


As Hemingway wrote in "The Old Man and the Sea," “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” However, Trump must be defeated, because he is too dangerous to American liberty. 


Facing charges relating to hush money payments to a porn star and a Playboy model, both individuals with far more character and ability than he possesses, Trump now wears his dishonor for all the world to see—a fate he always feared but inevitably deserved.

 


Steven Beschloss:


“Speaker Mike Johnson’s violation of our judicial system with his attacks against a witness in an American courtroom and his condemnation of a legitimate judicial proceeding is chilling. Remember this day. If his party expands its power and criminal defendant Trump gets back into the White House, this day will have been a notable harbinger of their commitment to destroy our democracy.

 The support for criminality and against justice and the rule of law by this Republican Party and its House speaker is beyond appalling.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Behold the Christian Right’s decent family values guy for POTUS


CORRECTION:  Trump’s former mistress, Karen McDougal, sued Fox News for defamation in 2020, NOT Trump.  The judge presiding over the case dismissed it.  I was sent this incorrect info via email from someone who reads my blog.  I did not check its veracity.  My bad.  





BREAKING FOX NEWS: “Reliable sources report Karen McDougal has filed a 92 million dollar defamation suit against Donald Trump. In the suit McDougal accuses Trump of violating a Non Disclosure Agreement & then slandering the one time Playboy model.

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 "The spin he wanted put on it was that this is 'locker room talk,' something that Melania had recommended, or at least he told me that’s what Melania had thought it was, and use that in order to get control over the story and to minimize its impact on him and his campaign," testified Cohen.”

 The phrase "locker room talk" was spread widely by the Trump campaign and MAGA hacks in the media to downplay the recording in which Trump bragged about grabbing women "by the p*ssy."  

Cohen also revealed that Trump wasn't particularly worried about Melania finding out about his Stormy Daniels affair. Trump told Cohen to handle the problem, but also told him to "push it out as long as you can, past the election, because if I win, I’ll be president, and if I lose, I won’t really care." 

 When Cohen asked Trump if he was worried the affair might affect his relationship with his wife, Trump seemed unbothered. "'I said to him, how’s things going to go upstairs?" said Cohen.”

'Don’t worry,' he goes. He goes: 'How long do you think I’ll be on the market for? Not long.'” 

“He wasn’t thinking about Melania. This was all about the campaign," said Cohen. 

 The "on the market" bit was clearly Trump saying that he didn't care if Melania got upset and left him, because he could always find a new wife to replace.

Found on the Mother Ship




“Next time you think Americans have changed and not in a good way, remember, it’s mostly fake. Most people think just like you do, but the media has brainwashed Americans. It’s called social engineering. It’s here, and it’s effective.”


Mostly fake?

40% of the American voting population would like to vote in as POTUS again an adjudicated rapist and tax fraudster; a man indicted on 88 felons; a man who is a serial adulterer, who cheated on all three wives, and even cheated on his mistress; a man known for not paying people who contracted work from him; a man who is a verified grifter selling autographed Bibles, gold sneakers,, and pieces of the suit he wore when he surrendered to the police.  A Liar, a cheat, a fraud, and a rapist.

As long as there are Americans who will vote for the human wreckage that is Trump, we have to acknowledge that America HAS changed.  And NOT in a good way.  

Saturday, May 11, 2024

“I’ll take things that are true for $2,000, Alex.”

 Brooklyn Dad Defiant:


I still can't get over how the guy who had condomless sex with a woman RIGHT AFTER HE TOLD HER SHE REMINDED HIM OF HIS DAUGHTER is still a candidate.


I mean, he's the worst candidate in the history of everything. Absolute worst.


During any other period in history, he would have been politically ruined forever after his former Vice President, previous GOP House Speaker, and dozens of other party leaders spoke out AGAINST him.


He should have been ruined after his "fine people on both sides" comment at Charlottesville.


Or his "suckers and losers" comment about our fallen soldiers. Or mocking the disabled reporter.


He is routinely losing double-digit voters in primaries to Nikki Haley, who dropped out months ago. 


Joe Biden beat him BEFORE he was facing all of these legal issues, he will absolutely destroy him again.


Joe Biden got more done for America in his FIRST year than trump did in his entire presidency. 


Joe Biden REGAINED the millions of jobs that trump lost, and tacked on millions more for good measure, for a whopping total of 15 MILLION JOBS.


Joe Biden made it possible for air travelers to get automatic refunds if their flights are delayed or canceled -- with NO RED TAPE.


Joe Biden brought manufacturing jobs back to the United States. All those folks complaining about foreigners "takin' their jobs?" He brought 'em back.


Joe Biden even stood on a damn picket line with striking workers, the first President to do so, standing in solidarity with them. 


Joe Biden passed bills that are SO good, Republicans voted against them and STILL try to take credit for them.


You heard about the price of insulin being locked in so it costs no more than $35/month? Joe Biden did that. Republicans can't take credit for it, so they're actually trying to REVERSE it.


Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, is fighting for the rights of Women to have access to abortion, while his opponent is bragging that he's the one who ended it.


Joe Biden told YOUR guy to shut the hell up, then he beat him by 7 million votes, took his job, and did it 100 times better.


And still, we're scratching our heads over here like "Are you SURE that's your final answer? Mr. I Wanna Be a Dick Tater?" 


The adjudicated rapist of E. Jean Carroll.

The guy who incited an insurrection.

The guy who stole classified secrets.

The guy who lost over 2 million jobs.

The guy who lies about everything.

The guy who botched COVID.

The guy who soils his diapers.

The guy who can't stay awake.

The twice impeached buffoon.



Friday, May 10, 2024

GOOD NEWS!

 

BREAKING: “Steve Bannon’s appeal was unanimously rejected and he will be ordered to prison soon. By staying his prison sentence, he will now be incarcerated during the election.”

Thursday, May 9, 2024

 

Robert Reich: 

“A new CBO report estimates that extending the Trump tax cuts for the next 10 years would add $4.6 trillion to the deficit. 

 Remember this the next time Republicans propose cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The ‘party of fiscal responsibility’ is full of it.”