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Sunday, February 9, 2020

On Trump's Friday Night Massacre

A sobering fact:

The 48 senators who voted to convict represent 18 million more Americans than the other 52. The real problem is that we are a minority-ruled country now. It is not sustainable.

So now Trump is using his bully pulpit to lie again about his "acquittal," at one point demanding that Congress "expunge" his record of impeachment. Again, this is what a tyrant demands when he believes he's gotten away with his crimes. But Trump is impeached forever, and acquittal does not mean "innocent." (See Simpson, O.J.)

But the drama of the past week --when feckless Republican senators laughingly claimed they believed Trump had "learned a lesson" and would not dare to cheat to win again -- that drama has now warped into a vengeful massacre. Trump fired Lt.Co. Vindman and his brother and EU Ambassador Sondland for telling the truth, under oath, during the impeachment inquiry hearings.

No one's surprised. Trump, America's LIAR-IN-CHIEF, would, of course, purge any truth-tellers or subordinates who do not kiss his ass and tell him what he wants to hear, what he believes a monarch is entitled to.

Let's examine how Trump's treated other military men, besides Lt.Col Lindman and his brother, who've honorably served America:

Trump started his campaign by mocking John McCain's  service to his country; he called Gen. John Allen “A failed general;” he attacked the family of Capt. Khan,; he forgot Sgt. La David Johnson's name in his condolence call; he called 4-star General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, " the world's most overrated general'" he called General  McCrystal a "dog,"  with a "big, dumb mouth;" and just this past week, publicly humiliated Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for obeying the law and telling the truth, under oath, in his subpoened testimony in front of the Congressional impeachment inquiry.

What these military men all have in common is that they all served their country with distinction and honor, and Trump knows he got some fake doctor to lie about "bone spurs," so he wouldn't wet his pants in terror if he were called to serve in Vietnam.

Trump is basically a weak little coward who has been given the levers of power. Weak little men who are put in that position use it to humiliate their betters because they can't live with the knowledge that they will never be as brave, as honorable, and as loved as those he humiliates. It's Trump's only way to live with what Nature denied him: Basic human decency.

Trump will never be called an "honorable, decent man." He has shown America and the world that he cannot rise above petty jealousies, grievances, and the desire to exact revenge on people who tell the truth about him and his crimes.

Trump's basic personality: He's an insecure, weak, jealous, incompetent, failed human being. And the people who continue to support him bear the responsibility for what he's doing to our democratic republic.

Pathetic: Trump wears make-up hoping the orange crap he smears all over his repulsive face will hide the broken, insecure coward that dwells inside.

HINT: It doesn't. The world sees him for what he is. Just look at him in this photo. It's a PERFECT photo of what he is: FAKE, FAILED MAN.


Steve said...

Say Bye, Bye to the POS aka Lt. Col. Vindmian, and his Bro.

Shaw Kenawe said...

The cowardly little commenter above hides behind a blocked blogger ID.

This troll calls a hero, who's walking around with shrapnel in his body that he suffered while honorably defending the United States of America, a POS, while the troll supports Trump, who did everything his daddy's money could do to AVOID serving his country.

The troll "Steve" is a perfect example of the warped mind of a Trump supporter. Up is down; black is white; and truth is lies.

Anonymous said...

The Crybaby-In-Chief is claiming that impeachment "put him through hell."

Was it bone spurs can't go to war level hell, or worse?

Rosie O'Donnell said...

Who’s a Hero? CERTAINLY NOT. That creep Vanderbilt! Vandershit had a Desk job, he never saw combat, so what the hell are you talking about!
Vindman was a political desk jockey operative who was reprimanded by a superior officer for denigrating and mocking the US to the delight of a group of Russian officers.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To S.S.:

As a typical Trump supporter, you obviously are ill-informed -- Trump did say he loves the poorly educated, and in you, he's found a real winner.

The only thing your kind does consistently is lie. But here, on my blog, we can send your stupid and easily refuted lies to the garbage heap.

LTC Alexander Vindman graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a bachelor of arts degree in 1998. He took part in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps while in college and received a second lieutenant's commission in the Army's Infantry Branch in January 1999. He later received a master of arts degree from Harvard University in Russian, Eastern European and Central Asian studies.


Vindman completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC) at Fort Benning in 1999 and was sent the next year to South Korea, where he commanded both infantry and anti-armor platoons.

In addition to overseas deployments to South Korea and Germany, Vindman is a combat veteran of the Iraq War, and he served in Iraq from September 2004 to September 2005. In October 2004, he sustained an injury from a roadside bomb in Iraq, for which he received a Purple Heart. He was promoted to the rank of major in 2008, and to lieutenant colonel in September 2015.

During his Army career, Vindman earned the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, and Parachutist Badge, as well as four Army Commendation Medals and two Defense Meritorious Service Medals.

Beginning in 2008, Vindman became a Foreign Area Officer specializing in Eurasia. In this capacity he served in the U.S. embassies in Kiev, Ukraine, and Moscow, Russia. Returning to Washington, D.C. he was then a politico-military affairs officer focused on Russia for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Vindman was on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon from September 2015 to July 2018.

You, Mr. S.S., are not fit to lick the soles of LTC Vindman's combat boots!

Ray Cranston said...

The "Steve" and the "S.S." trolls are one and the same escapee from WYD. They read lies and repeat those lies all the time. Remarkable idiots who revel in their stupidity!

Trump supporters share more fake news than anyone else, study shows

Stupid is as stupid does.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Thanks for the tip, Ray. I figured as much about those two trolls. Also, your link explains a lot about Trump supporters. There's a far right blogger who gets stuff in her email and without checking the veracity of those emails, she puts the stuff up on her blog.

This is distressing:

Former top Navy SEAL who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid says the US is 'under attack from the president'

But THIS is very encouraging. I'm hearing from more and more former Republicans that they will work until their eyes bleed to get Trump out of office, since the spineless Repubs in the senate wouldn't do their jobs.

Anonymous said...

In Trumpland, the punishment for telling the truth is termination. The reward for calling women sluts is the Medal of Freedom.

Rosie O'Donnell said...

You think that Trump was wrong in Firing Vindman?I can remember when we excepted people that worked for you were loyal to you and committed to your well being ! But I guess that now it’s every man for himself. And it’s ok to stab your boss in his back!

Fed Up said...


Your trolls will dispute that because they'll say how can you fail if you're president?

Well Trump actually wasn't elected by the people he was elected by an out-dated 18th century thing called the "electoral college." Anti-trumpers outnumber his supporters. Even at his big-deal rise in approval, he still can't break 50% approval. His brain dead supporters think he's all that, but in truth, he's not. Only his cult supports him.

Dave Miller said...

SS... you said... "I can remember when we excepted people that worked for you were loyal to you and committed to your well being !"

No, that has never been how it was, is, or should be. As many conservatives used to say, we are a country of laws. As such, our allegiance is to the document that defines and controls our laws, the Constitution. That's why every single politicians who serves us takes and oath to uphold the Constitution, not pledge loyalty to a single person, or group of people. Loyalty to leaders is what gets countries in trouble.

It is exactly right to stab your boss in the back if in fact, that person is breaking the law, acting improperly, or taking advantage of situations for personal gain.

We do not govern by mob rules here in the US.

And there was a time when the GOP and so called conservatives not only believed that, but publicly affirmed it.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To S.S.,

What part of this don't you understand:

LTC Vindman was subpoened and BY LAW was compelled to come before the Congressional impeachment inquiry.

LTC Vindman was put under oath and swore to tell the truth. That truth implicated Trump. LTC Vindman TOLD THE TRUTH UNDER OATH.

You TrumpCultists have no acquaintance with truth. You admire a man who lies on a daily basis, you know nothing about truth, honor, or justice.

LTC Vindman didn't stab anyone in the back, he told the truth under oath. You're a confused and deceitful troll.

The man you support and admire is a pathological liar who just last week claimed that what Speaker Pelosi did in ripping up a copy of his disgusting SOTU speech was illegal.

That is a lie.

LTC Vindman is a Purple Heart recipient.

Trump is a liar.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Fed Up, check out the troll "S.S.'s" comment to verify what you wrote.

The GOP once worshipped at the altar of military bravery and service, and now they're mocking and insulting a Purple Heart warrior and that's because their morally diseased leader told them to. "S.S." and his ilk are nothing more than mindless bots who'll repeat any lie, any rumor that their degenerate leader feeds them.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave, The "S.S." troll has come back twice to dispute LTC Vindman's Purple Heart award. The troll mocked LTC Vindman's wounds and valor. That's what DJT has done to so-called Conservative/Republicans. They're now the party of dishonoring military personnel and their service. Never thought I'd live to see that!

They also are now officially a party that puts allegiance to a corrupt man above allegiance to the U.S. Constitution. Never thought I'd live to see hat either. Trump has completely debased and corrupted the former GOP in his image.

Dave Miller said...

Bots... that's all "people" like S.S are. They have no real online presence. No profile, no actual blogs, nothing! Probably because they can't formulate an independent idea or thought. It's all, their comments and quips, found elsewhere, or sent to them by their handlers.

But at least you print them. Because we're not afraid here of dissenting ideas or views. What we don't like are zombie living dead comments with no basis in fact, evidence or reality.

Thanks Shaw for your blog, a welcome respite from the living dead land that is now conservatism.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dave thanks. I do publish their comments as long as they rise above schoolyard taunts and disprovable lies. Most of their comments have to be deleted because that's mostly their content.

I just deleted one from "Unknown" that invited me to have a BBBJ. I had to look that one up. It means "bare back blow job," or "baked bean blow job." That sounded suspiciously like Rusty or Redneck. They always descend into the cesspool when they can't engage in facts or civilized comments.

It also shows us all once again how in sync and degenerate they are with the president they admire.

skudrunner said...

Ditto to what the Rev said. One thing I don't agree with is taking any comments from anon's but this is your blog and your decision. Dave seems to have well thought out discussions and you have valid points not often but on occasion.

Good Yob