Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Here's some beautiful, happy news for a change:


Our family celebrated a very happy event on Saturday.

My daughter married a wonderful man.

We are delighted for the bride and groom and for the two families who are now joined together as well.

Congratulations to J. and R. 

May you have many happy years together.




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Friday, March 15, 2019




New Zealand shooter called Donald Trump 'a symbol of white identity' as he murdered 49 people 

 At least 49 people have died in an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch. Dozens more were wounded or otherwise injured. And there’s absolutely no doubt about the cause of this sickening event. Because one of the killers livestreamed it to Facebook, while delivering a white-power manifesto about his hatred for “invaders.” 

This does not appear to be the act of a “lone gunman,” but a coordinated, planned slaughter staged to catch worshipers at their morning prayers. In addition to the alleged gunman, police have detained at least two others, and reports indicate that one of them was found with a number of explosive devices. Even the awful total so far may not have been close to what was intended in this racist attack.





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Let’s be clear. Violent, armed white supremacists are the face of terror around the world. And they are unifying online and offline.

"In a manifesto posted to social media (deliberately not linked), the New Zealand shooter frames his motivations around “replacement”—the same term invoked by the Nazi marchers at Charlottesville that Trump described as 'good people.' The shooter went on to call immigration 'white genocide.' ” --DailyKos

Trump Threatens His Opponents With Violence


UPDATE BELOW


This is what a dictator sounds like when he thinks he'll lose his power:


Trump Warns: 

It Would Be ‘Very Bad’ if My Police, Biker Gang Fans Decided to Get ‘Tough’ on My Opponents




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UPDATE:


Trump deleted the above Tweet after the White Supremacists who slaughtered 49 people in Christchurch, New Zealand, praised Trump as a "symbol of white identity."

Well said by General Dempsey:


Thursday, March 14, 2019

HAND MOTIONS?



The Liar-in-Chief, currently disgracing the Oval Office, commented on Beto O'Rourke's entry today into the Democratic presidential race. 

Liar-in-Chief said he'd never seen such hand motions and didn't know if Beto was crazy or what.

Hand motions?

Did President Dotard mean like this?:







Normal Americans were repulsed to see a grown man mock a disabled person. But President Dotard's cultists loved every minute of his nasty performance. They're as heartless and hateful as he is.



BTW, good luck to Beto. He's young, energetic, and smart and even with his faults is 10 times the man Trump never was and never will be.







The comparison between young, energetic, smart, coherent and charismatic Beto and the obese, inarticulate, mendacious con man will be striking. 

It is no wonder that President Individual No. 1 was so quick to trash the exciting O'Rourke. Individual No. 1 knows that people will take a long hard look at the huge differences between the two men and that will not be favorable for Trump.



Go Beto!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Those of you...



who come here on a regular basis know that I'm not fond of the present occupant of the Oval Office.

I think that's evident through what I write about or publish from other sources in my posts. Since 2015, when Donald J Trump descended the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his run for the presidency, (and slandered an entire country) we've witnessed a less than mediocre and undisciplined mind advertise to the world his appalling stupidity, malignant narcissism, chronic mendacity, and lack of human decency in just about every communication with the public.

We've watched his close friends and aides get indicted for crimes; we've watched him humiliate anyone who dares to criticize him, correct his ignorance, or dare to point out his deceitful and deplorable behaviors.

None of that has dissuaded his cultists who continue to cling to their [desecrated]  Bibles (now that he's signed then) and guns. Trump has bragged to the world and himself that he could kill someone in the middle of New York and his cultists would still support him. And he's correct. Trump's done just about everything sordid, criminal, and indecent, except murder someone, and his followers love him more each time he exposes himself to be a blight on our American politics and values.

But maybe that's the problem. Maybe we, as a culture, have no real values or core beliefs. How could we believe we are exceptional people when we have the most unexceptional con man representing us?

How many times have we read or heard people say that they thought the time Trump made fun of a disabled journalist would be the end of his foolish campaign for the presidency? Or the time he mocked John McCain, a POW? Or the time he insulted a Gold Star family? A female journalist? Embraced leaders of countries hostile to the US and denigrated the leaders of our allies? His thousands and thousands and thousands of documented lies? His degenerate personal life, where he not only cheated on all three wives, but also on his mistresses and illegally paid them off from ever telling about it? And that's only a partial list of the man's wretched, deplorable life.

His cultists care not a fig about any of it. They've said that God sometimes chooses a flawed man to carry out his work. Of course, those same cultists never said that about Bill Clinton, did they?

Have his cultists noticed the "work" they elected Trump to do is less than Godly? He's blown up the deficit with the tax cuts he gave billionaires. His budget now proposes deep cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for the largess he bestowed upon the 1%. The Wall is not built and Mexico will not pay for it even if he manages to get a partial one finished. Our trade deficits with China and other countries have exploded. Trump's brag that "trade wars are easy" was, Surprise! a lie. And something we should have expected from a lying, failed businessman, a businessman whose casino went bankrupt, FFS! And children in cages -- do his "Godly" cultists think about them at all? Ever?  Trump stupidly and lyingly says Democrats are for late term abortions that allow fathers and mothers to take home their late-term aborted baby and kill it. Yes. He tells his cultists that and they believe it!

Why do I go over all this? Because even I am growing weary of the never-ending mendacity, criminality, lies, and chaos that Donald J. Trump spreads over our country every day like a demonic farmer fertilizing a field so he can sow more turmoil, bedlam, and deceit.

Today was just one more day of Trumpian willful ignorance. Take a look at this miserable stupidity from the leader of the free world. Apparently no one has ever told Trump to keep his moronic maw shut on matters he knows nothing about. Because no one ever dared explain to Trump that he's a blithering bampot, he's is smugly secure in what he knows nothing about and isn't ashamed to broadcast it:

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Anf that's why hundreds of people on Twitter have suggested to Trump that he take a pipe full of carbon dioxide and inhale it to mercifully show the world what a brilliant scientific mind he has.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Question: Which swamp was Trump going to drain?




Answer: The Swamp was replaced with an open sewer. 

MAGA!



Just wondering: 

Do these Chinese Executives also get a signed copy of the Bible by Individual #1 as part of their welcoming package?






A Florida Massage Parlor Owner Has Been Selling Chinese Execs Access to Trump at Mar-a-Lago 

The strange, swampy saga of Trump donor Li Yang.








IT'S A TRUMP FAMILY "THING:"




Loud-mouth FAUX NOOZ personality, Jeanine Pirro, with Madam Yang. 

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Be Best!



The GOP's president spent SuperBowl Sunday when the N.E. Patriots played the L.A. Rams in the company of the owner of the massage parlor where Robert Kraft, among others, was caught soliciting sex and where Jupiter law enforcement alleges human trafficking takes place.

Trump sure likes the company of only "the best people."

Would anyone believe for a minute that Trump didn't know Madam Li Yang (who gets that close to the POTUS without his knowledge?) and would anyone believe Trump didn't know what Madam Li Yang was up to in her now infamous Asian Orchid "massage" parlors?

Read the whole sordid report in the Miami Herald.



Trump cheered Patriots to Super Bowl victory with founder of spa where Kraft was busted







Oops! Here's Matt Gaetz with Madam Li Yang as well. Am I the only one who wonders why the woman who owned (and still owns) several "massage" spas, specifically, the Asian Orchid, is so popular with GOP pols and supporters???



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Thursday, March 7, 2019

DONALD TRUMP'S REPUBLICAN PARTY



Republicans in New Hampshire's state legislature wore pearls to a hearing on gun safety presented by women who've lost loved ones from firearm deaths.

One would expect this sort of mockery and disrespect from brain-damaged people who have no understanding of what these women have endured. Instead, grown men thought it would be hilarious to mock the pain and suffering endured by the people who came to address a real and personal heartbreak.

This is what the Republican Party has come to during the Age of Trump: Mocking women who've suffered the loss of loved ones through gun violence.

May those who mocked these poor victims be singled out and suffer the loss of their political careers for behaving like the disgusting baboons they are. 





Some Republican lawmakers in New Hampshire are under fire after wearing pearl necklaces to mock activists testifying about gun violence at a recent hearing in the House of Representatives. 

 Reps. Scott Wallace, David Welch, and Daryl Abbas were the lawmakers wearing the necklaces in opposition to a "red-flag" gun bill hearing Tuesday.






GOP state lawmakers spark outrage by wearing pearls as gun violence victims testified


Republican members of the New Hampshire House of Representatives are drawing scrutiny for wearing pearl necklaces while gun control activists shared their own experiences with gun violence at a recent hearing.

In images that made the rounds online this week, several Republican legislators could be seen donning the necklaces as lawmakers weighed arguments on a bill designed to establish a procedure for “issuing extreme risk protection orders to protect against persons who pose an immediate risk of harm to themselves or others.” Critics say that the lawmakers were using “clutching their pearls” imagery to mock the testimony of the gun control activists.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

AOC


This is the person the people who voted for Trump call "stupid." On her worst day, she is, smarter, more articulate, and relevant than Trump could ever dream of being. And she's going to be a star!





Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez won second prize in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on the lifespan of the nematode C. elegans. 

In a show of appreciation for her efforts, the International Astronomical Union named a small asteroid after her: 23238 Ocasio-Cortez. 

In high school, she took part in the National Hispanic Institute’s Lorenzo de Zavala (LDZ) Youth Legislative Session. She later became the LDZ Secretary of State while she attended Boston University. 

Ocasio-Cortez had a John F. Lopez Fellowship. During college, she served as an intern in the immigration office during the final year of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy’s tenure. 

She graduated cum laude from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2011, majoring in international relations and economics. 

Better make sure that the people that you attack aren’t out of your league. Those who call her names and put her down are intimidated by her intelligence and are afraid of how hot her fire burns. 




right now some Deplorable is driving a crappy car on crumbling roads past abandoned storefronts to a low-paying job and working himself into a frothing rage as he listens to some hate-radio screech-monkey telling him all about how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to outlaw cows


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Monday, March 4, 2019

TrumpCultists Love His Lies: If Trump didn't constantly and egregiously lie to them, they'd wake up from their stupor. And they don't want that!


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn't seem to mind at all. 

 He got the unemployment rate wrong. 

He misstated his winning margin in the election. 

He reprised some of his most frequently told fictions and dusted off old ones, even going back to the size of his inauguration crowd.



The GOP's King of Liars:

President Donald Trump looks to the cheering audience as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
LYING LIES AND THE LIAR WHO TELLS THEM

AR-15s for Jesus!




These are the same people who got mad at President Obama for saying they cling to their guns and Bibles!

Mr. Obama was spot on with this group of weirdos.

Cuz nothing honors "The Prince of Peace" like blessing a weapon responsible for the slaughter of hundreds of babies, children, men, and women.



  • NEWFOUNDLAND, Pa. -- Hundreds of crown-wearing worshipers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church on Wednesday, prompting a nearby school to cancel classes. With state police and a smattering of protesters standing watch outside the church, brides clad in white and grooms in dark suits brought dozens of unloaded AR-15s into World Peace and Unification Sanctuary for a religious event that doubled as an advertisement for the Second Amendment. World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland believes the AR-15 symbolizes the "rod of iron" in the biblical book of Revelation.


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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Trump: "A man of borderless corruption"





Peter Wehner: 


Because Mr. Trump was their party’s nominee, many Republicans felt duty bound to defend him, even though they would from time to time call him out for his worst offenses. They also held out the hope that Mr. Trump would grow in office and become more presidential. What happened is quite different: 

As Mr. Trump was elected and then inaugurated, Republicans became more and more reluctant to call him out and more and more vocal in defending him and attacking his critics; rather than weakening, their loyalty to him intensified. And the president, rather than becoming more responsible, has become less restrained, more volatile, more unhinged. The result is the ethical wreckage we saw on display Wednesday. Republicans should brace for even more damaging revelations. 

The evidence presented on Wednesday was of course harmful to the president, but Mr. Cohen quite likely revealed only a small fraction of what the Southern District of New York and the Mueller investigation have amassed. But Mr. Cohen did suggest that federal prosecutors are investigating unspecified criminal allegations involving the president that have not been made public. 

When this story is finally told — when the sordid details are revealed, the dots finally connected — the Republican Party will be the political and institutional version of Mr. Cohen, who squandered his integrity in the service of a man of borderless corruption.