Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Monday, February 10, 2020


This guy bled for America:

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This guy fled from serving America:

"An old interview with Donald Trump from 1997 has resurfaced, revealing some crass statements on dating and STDs. The real estate mogul and businessman told host Howard Stern that dating was his "personal Vietnam." 

Trump called himself a 'brave soldier' for avoiding STDs while dating in the late 1990s. He made reference to the HIV and AIDS epidemic at the time as well, referring to women's vaginas as 'potential landmines,' adding: 'There's some real danger there.' 

 'It’s amazing, I can’t even believe it. I’ve been so lucky in terms of that whole world, it is a dangerous world out there. It’s like Vietnam, sort of. It is my personal Vietnam. I feel like a great and very brave soldier,' he said."


The Trumpublican Party has made itself in the image of the Crime Boss Trump who heads it. Senator Romney voted his conscience and did what he thought was right in voting to convict Crime Boss Trump in his impeachment trial. Crime Boss Trump and his cultists, like the good little gang of thugs that they are, will have none of that.

Word is out that Sen. Romney might "go through some things" if he were to show up a CPAC this year. 

This is what the Trumpublican Party has become under the morally degenerate Trump.

The chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference said in a recent interview that he would “actually be afraid” for Sen. Mitt Romney’s “physical safety” if he were to attend the gathering later this month: "People are so mad at him."


Les Carpenter said...

Trump, as he continues to represent America's anti American MINORITY it gives the American MAJORIY great pride to resist and work diligently to insure the Dotard's defeat in November 2020. The POS that America's MINORITY elected in 2016 is a TOTAL and COMPLETE disgrace to our once vibrant Democratic Republic. A liar, a cheat, a criminal, and a devious miserable person he belongs in Putin's Russia or Kim Jong Un's North Korea.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN Have you seen this?

We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated

The president and his enablers have replaced conservatism with an empty faith led by a bogus prophet.

Les Carpenter said...

I had not seen this. The consevatives/classical liberals who wrote this ARE true conservatives/classical liberals. They certainly have my respect and I'll be doing some more research into the Lincoln Project. Thank you so much for providing the link.

I remain a slightly right of center individual and as such I really have trouble with Sanders and Warren. Buttigieg, Klobachar, or Biden I'm much more comfortable with. Having said that I will, regardless who Democrats choose as their standard bearer, be supporting and voting for that individual.

Our democratic republic, its constitution, the rule of law, and common decency has been under siege since Dotard took office.

Shaw Kenawe said...

RN, I'm going to send some $$$ to the Lincoln Project.

You now know that not ALL Republicans/Conservatives are bewitched by Trump. You called him out for what he is a long time ago. Your bona fides are real, unlike, shall we say, the so-called Republican/Conservatives who attach themselves to Trump like flies on sticky tape.

I have no idea at this point who should get the Dem nomination, but I, like you, will vote for whomever it is.

skudrunner said...

Only two of the last five presidents served in the military and their name was Bush. Trump, Clinton and the swell guy avoided service.

RN, slightly right of center, really. A true yellow dog would be a better description. Vote for a yellow dog as long as it was a democrat and follow the party line line any lemming. Tulsi is the only democrat who has any sense. Sanders and lying lizzy make the swell guy look conservative. Buttigieg cannot get the black or religious vote and uncle joe is crossing his finish line. The DNC has done all they can do to help trump win. BTW RN, liar, cheat, criminal, and a devious miserable person defines our elected elite. Trump may be all of these but he has done what he said he was going to do which is more that anyone can say about his predecessor.

I don't like him but I like what he has done. I'm just concerned he will lose and we will end up with the true crooks running the insane asylum.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Only two of the last five presidents served in the military and their name was Bush. Trump, Clinton and the swell guy avoided service."

Neither Presidents Clinton nor Obama got a fake medical condition to avoid service, like Trump did.

Bill Clinton found an educational deferment. While in school, he publicly protested U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Once his educational deferment ended, he sought positions in the National Guard or Air Force, but he was unsuccessful. An uncle also unsuccessfully attempted to secure Clinton admission into the Navy Reserves.

Subsequently, Bill Clinton then approached a senator who helped arrange Clinton’s attempt to join the ROTC at the University of Arkansas. This path created a delay and exempted Clinton from draft consideration during that process.

Shortly before he would need to show up for ROTC, Clinton wrote a letter declining participation in the ROTC program. In fact, Clinton had already obtained admission to Yale School of Law and had no plans to attend the University of Arkansas School of Law. He subsequently entered the draft and received a high draft number.

Mr. Obama did not need a medical or educational exemption. He simply did not sign up. America was not involved in a war at that time and there was no longer a draft.

Beside all that, it is the REPUBLICANS/CONSERVATIVES who have idolized the military and military service. That's the point, which you either don't get or deliberately ignore.

Until Trump became POTUS, the Republican Party was the party of military worshipping. Then Trump mocked a POW who was held in miserable conditions for 5 years, and Trump got away with that and also Trump continued to insult, mock, and demean others who had served.

Last week Trump fired a man who earned Purple Heart in combat for obeying the law and telling the truth under oath.

That's the basis for our disgust and revulsion for Trump. He never had the balls to serve; he shouldn't demean those who did.

Neither Clinton nor Obama ever behaved in such a disgraceful manner to any wounded warrior.

That's why so many Americans detest Trump. He's a miserable, vindictive monster.

skudrunner said...

I stated a fact and you defended the indefensible. You make it sound like clinton volunteered to enter the draft lottery. At that time no one had a choice to sign up and his high number kept him from going to Canada. Clinton used every angle he could to avoid service and the swell guy didn't have to because there was no draft.

Dave Miller said...

Shaw... the GOP is still the military worshipping party. The Dems too, after 9/11, to some degree.

Clinton's deferment may well have been his way to avoid service. I know one of my brothers used education in exactly that way. The difference with Trump is his disdain for military men, along with his probably bogus medical condition. Trump supported the SEAL who did incredibly damaging things, so bad his troops testified against, something troops seldom do.

He's alienating a fair group of military men and women. It will interesting to see how that affects him in the elections.

Fed up said...

Your resident Trumpy. skud, hasn't said anything about this, has he?


U.S. income inequality at highest level in 50 years, economic gap growing in heartland
Six states with the biggest yearly gains in inequality were primarily in the heartland — Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New Mexico.

How's that middle class doing under Trump skud?

Les Carpenter said...

skud, your "facts" are often like Trump's "facts". It's fake news. Shaw at least researches issues and then presents ACTUAL facts backed up by credible data. Something you and a very many other trumpers ought to do. But we know you and them won't. Why should you, your cult leader supports fake facts. Why would trumpers be any different. Same mentality, same dishonesty.

Dave Miller said...

Fed up...

You know all of that inequality came about because Clinton got a BJ and Obama didn't care about the middle class, just his special interests. Oh yeah... and all politicians are bad and only work to make themselves rich. And the Dems have no decent candidates. And... and... and.

At least that'll sum up Skud's response.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud: "I stated a fact and you defended the indefensible."

I didn't defend anyone. I reported the facts.

Now tell us how defensible it is for a rich kid to get his daddy to find a dishonest doctor who'll say the kid had bone spurs?

Clinton didn't do that. Obama didn't do that. You are unable to see the basic dishonesty and shame in what trump and his family did. And that's why you and others who support trump are blind to his lies, treachery, and indency. Neither Clinton nor Obama broke any laws by avoiding service.

"WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump acknowledged to advisors that he made up a fake injury to avoid military service, because “I wasn’t going to Vietnam,” his former lawyer told lawmakers during testimony on Wednesday.

Michael Cohen, who also worked as a fixer for Trump before his election, said he was tasked with tamping down criticism of the military deferment as the presidential candidate simultaneously mocked Sen. John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam, for being regarded as a military hero. “I like people who weren’t captured," Trump said during a July 2015 interview.

“Mr. Trump claimed (his medical deferment) was because of a bone spur, but when I asked for medical records, he gave me none and said there was no surgery,” Cohen told members of the House Oversight Committee. “He told me not to answer the specific questions by reporters but rather offer simply the fact that he received a medical deferment.

“He finished the conversation with the following comment: ‘You think I'm stupid, I wasn't going to Vietnam.’”


skudrunner said...

As you well know wealth has privileges always has, always will. He did nothing illegal just found a way to avoid service as did billy.

Rev, explain how someone who is no way close to being a millionaire gets a job that pays $170000 per year, supports two houses one of which is in a very high priced city and walks away being a multi millionaire after a few short years. You don't do that being honest and I am not just talking about republicans. Most politicians start out with good intentions and then are corrupted by the power and money the position holds.
If you were a middle class small business owner you would have the same perception of bho. He attacked the middle class and the wealthy while attending fundraisers put on by billionaires. How did he come out of office and buy a 12 million dollar home and how did the clinton's amass tens of millions, hint they sold their influence.

The country was founded on citizen legislators and is now run by professional politicians. Support term limits and part time legislators to make a change.

Anonymous said...

Skud, can you explain what you mean by "they sold their influence."?

Regarding the Obamas, they amassed around 20 million between 2005 - 2016. His two books accounted for 15.6 million of that. Add 3.7 million in government salaries, that comes up to 19.3 million. (Forbes)


skudrunner said...

PL, I will have to assume you are just baiting me because you know that BJ and the -H- sold access to them for exorbitant speaking fees and the swell guy did the same thing only he was not as overt. Selling influence is one of the perks with being a career politician. The have access to massive sums of money from lobbyists and corporations provide free travel just to suck up.

Do you really believe the clinton's and bho can live their lifestyles without selling influence. The same goes for the majority of our elected elite.

Shaw Kenawe said...

It's amazing, Possumlady, how unrelenting skud is in criticizing the Clintons and the Obamas. They live in his head rent free.

I've never seen a comment from skud complaining about Trump's criminal behavior, his schoolyard taunts, his dirty dealing, and now his crapping all over the US Constitution by acting like a mob boss and putting the squeeze on Barr to get his felonious pal, Roger Stone, off the criminal hook.

Never in my lifetime have I seen such a horrendously immoral, corrupt individual in the Oval Office. Skud and his fellow Trumpublicans say nothing about this.

Trump was cited in the Mueller report as obstructing justice, Trump was impeached for his crimes and was acquitted 52 to 48 and 53 to 47, hardly a runaway acquittal. Acquittal, of course, as in the O.J. acquittal DOES NOT MEAN INNOCENCE.

And now he's sticking his lying nose into the Justice Dept.'s business to help his friend Stone, a despicable, slimebucket. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Trump would intercede to help a fellow slimebucket.

Dave Miller said...

Skud... I am middle class and I run a non profit I founded.

Every dollar we have, that we use to help people, that we use to pay salaries here and in Mexico, I have to raise.

Believe me, I understand the small business economy. But for the life of me, I sure can't see that economy with the vitriol you seem to have for Pres Obama. Disagree. But really... your level of disgust is way above that for a man who was a steady hand for America both here and abroad during some tough times.

Faultless? Never! But pretty darn good considering the opposition. And a great family man.

skudrunner said...

It is called honoring the office not the individual. You site how he was acquitted along party lines but fail to mention impeachment was passed in the house along party lines.
A little dramatic to say never in my lifetime have I seen, .. .. Billy was immoral and a serial rapist, his spouse was vindictive, narcissistic, attacker of women and a complete liar. Nixon was politically corrupt and the swell guy, although a prince, was a special interest only president who tried to eliminate the middle class and had a great deal of dislike for middle America because they only care about their guns and bibles.

Trump is a liar, cheat, vindictive president who has accomplished a lot for the Taxpayer and is energizing the middle class.

Shaw Kenawe said...

A little dramatic to say never in my lifetime have I seen, .. .. Billy was immoral and a serial rapist, his spouse was vindictive, narcissistic, attacker of women and a complete liar. Nixon was politically corrupt and the swell guy, although a prince, was a special interest only president who tried to eliminate the middle class and had a great deal of dislike for middle America because they only care about their guns and bibles.

skud: "Trump is a liar, cheat, vindictive president who has accomplished a lot for the Taxpayer and is energizing the middle class."

Clinton was a liar and a cheat, but he was NEVER vindictive. He too accomplished a lot for the American taxpayer and energized the entire country.

Trump has been credibly accused of raping a child, and is a self-admitted sexual assaulter of women -- 20+ women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

Your obsession with President Obama is unhealthy. He is a decent, honorable, faithful husband.

One of your own kind, a Republican asked about Clinton: "How can you trust a man who can't be faithful to his wife to be faithful to America?"

Good question. How do you answer that about Trump?

skudrunner said...

Depends on which side you stand on. I was one of the attacked by the swell guy. He said I and thousands of others didn't build their business. He was decisive about taking what I worked for and giving it to those who choose not to work. He gave away billions of dollars so he could be a feel good president. He gave away taxpayers billions and got nothing in return. He lied on several occasions one of which was keeping your doctor when he knew that was not the truth. He didn't know his pastor all that well, the one who hated America and his wife was ashamed to be an American until the swell guy won. Most of all he was a racist who was never called out because he was protected by the media, you don't have to be white to be racist. I understand you cannot relate to any of these things because you are not in the middle class and a business owner.
Clinton had mad dog, the -H-, do his attacks for him so he could stay clean.

Like billy, trump was not convicted of assult but there are plenty of rumors.