Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston




Trump can’t claim he’s not under investigation any more. Mueller seeks White House documents related to Trump’s actions as president.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We are a sick country

How is this possible in ANY part of America? An America that so many tell themselves is "exceptional?"

As you read this disgusting story, note that it wasn't just one bad person involved in this miserable act of racism, more than one staff member was involved. One would have had to have been raised in a climate of rancid racism to think for one instant that this was "funny" or okay to do to an African-American newborn or any newborn. But in this sorry instance it was a white nurse who defiled the newborn African-American with her twisted, hateful racism.

All who participated in this monstrous deed should lose their licenses as nurses forever. This wasn't a "mistakes were made" event.  This was a manifestation of grotesque racism learned at home and wherever else these awful people live. Shocking. Sick. Evil.

And American as apple pie.

I'm losing any hope I had for this country. 

‘Mini Satans’: Why is this ‘navy nurse’ giving a newborn baby the middle finger? 

The Naval Jacksonville Hospital announced Monday night that it has removed multiple employees after images of them inappropriately handling newborn babies surfaced online. 

 A Facebook post, shared over 180,000 times, depicts a hospital staff member flipping off a baby with the caption “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.” 

 The image, which the Facebook post said came from a “navy nurse,” was a screenshot of an image shared on Snapchat, according to ABC News. 

 And in a video, another employee is reportedly seen holding an infant and making it dance to rap music, according to KENS5 News.

The video is at this link.

Monday, September 18, 2017

This happened

The POTUS actually RT'd a gif that showed him whacking a golf ball that hit Hillary Clinton in the back of her head, causing her to fall forward. This juvenile tweet was sent out by a 71-year old man who is the so-called leader of the free world, not a bored 10-year old boy who gets his kicks fantasing about hurting girls and women who are his obvious superiors.

That a POTUS does this and his cult followers have nothing to say about it is indicative of how sick he and they are. As one Twitter user said, "it will be well nigh impossible for the GOP to stand for dignity and decorum" -- or for basic human decency ever again. 

Donald Trump Retweets Joke About Violence Toward Hillary Clinton

Never let the GOP forget that they support #45 and all of his mental deformities.


What kind of presidential mind — what kind of adult mind — would cheerfully disseminate such an unspeakable disgrace? There is no bottom to the infantilism of Donald Trump's. 

 What's more, his "humorous" retweet of a physical assault on a woman — a former first lady, U.S. senator, secretary of state and presidential candidate who whipped his butt by three million votes — came from an anti-Semitic Twitter user, @Fuctupmind. "Please get rid of the Hasidic Jews. They are the worst people on the planet," spewed, last November, the prolific tweeter, which is of course an enthusiastic supporter of this Fuctuppresident. 

 "I will be so presidential, you will be so bored," said Trump in April 2016. In a way he was right. We are somewhat bored by his endless depravity. We are also, however, horrified that here is a cretinous manchild in possession of the nuclear football. 

 I recall when Trump's party derided his predecessor as "unpresidential" for, on occasion, not wearing a suit jacket in the Oval Office. Now this. And yet most Republicans are silent. That in itself is as disgraceful as Trump. 

Whose silence is honorable instead? "A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton," reports CNN, "declined to comment on the tweet."

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Saturday Poetry

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me 
and I wake in the night at the least sound 
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, 
I go and lie down where the wood drake 
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. 
I come into the peace of wild things 
who do not tax their lives with forethought 
of grief. I come into the presence of still water. 
And I feel above me the day-blind stars 
waiting with their light. For a time 
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

                                                                                       --Wendell Berry