Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Another Provocative Flag Was Flown at Another Alito Home




Our country was born on the backs of rebellion against the Church of England. Remember the First Amendment brings freedom for citizens to believe what they want, no longer having to bend the knee before any king or state approved deity. 

This is outrageous and unacceptable. The SCOTUS is elevating and promoting Christianity. Someone should tell this guy about the US Constitution. There is lots of great stuff in there, including an unambiguous rejection of any government favored or supported religion. 

The US Constitution is what governs this nation - now and for the past 236 years. Even the most conservative right wing American should be outraged by this expression, that is if they still have a shred of patriotism in them. 

Remember when an "activist" Supreme Court was an unforgiveable sin to Republicans? Of course, it only depends on the activism. A "Christian-minded" government? The founders are rolling in their graves. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Haley kissed the ring!

 

Haley then: "Many of the same politicians publicly embrace Trump, privately dread him. They know what a disaster he's been and will continue to be. They are just too afraid to say it out loud. I'm not afraid to say the hard truth out loud. I feel no need to kiss the ring."



Haley now: "Trump 'has not been perfect' on policies important to her, including foreign policy, immigration and the economy, but President Joe Biden 'has been a catastrophe.' 'So I will be voting for Trump,' said Haley, who served as US ambassador to the United Nations under the former president."


Haley is rejecting the "catastrophe" (Biden, according to her), and will vote for the "disaster," (Trump, who refers to her as "birdbrain.")

Haley is a moral coward. There are many, many Republicans who have had the courage to reject Trump.

Haley's nothing more than a run-of-the-mill, typical political hack. And that's why she's voting for Trump.




Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Is this next?

Trump often brags about how proud he is for his role in the SCOTUS’s Dobbs decision that took away girls’ and women’s  autonomy over their own bodies.


Here’s something else he wants to brag about, ladies (and gentlemen):


"Trump says he is 'looking at' policies that would restrict birth control access 


 Trump later claimed he had 'never and will never' support restrictions on contraceptives."


But Trump is a liar. 

He lies all the time. 

Never believe a pathological liar.

If he is re-elected, (Gawd forbid!) he'll do whatever his overlords tell him to do.


We knew he and the Christian Nationalists who support him wouldn’t stop at abortion rights. 


What's next?

 

Are we Americans being deliberately blind to what this maniac is up to?


Trump’s social media account shares a campaign video with a headline about a ‘unified Reich’ 

The word “Reich” is often largely associated with Nazi Germany’s Third Reich, though the references in the video Trump shared appear to be a reference to the formation of the modern pan-German nation, unifying smaller states into a single Reich, or empire, in 1871.  --AP



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.