Friday, July 31, 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2020
(CNN)On Thursday night during a virtual fundraiser, former Vice President Joe Biden floated a very scary notion.
"Mark my words: I think he is gonna try to kick back the election somehow, come up with some rationale why it can't be held," Biden said of President Donald Trump.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Trump demonizes Dr. Fauci, calls him a fraud.
Trump promotes Stella Immanuel.
This tells us all we need to know about Trump and his MAGAts:
Monday, July 27, 2020
from the city for a birthday celebration.
And then grilled crown roast of lamb for dinner, paired with a Cote du Rhone.
Double chocolate mousse birthday cake for dessert. All made by him.
I'm a lucky birthday girl.
Be excellent to each other.
And wear your masks!
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Not all heroes wear capes.
Earlier this week, Republican U.S. Representative from Florida, Ted Yoho, accosted Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in the U.S. House of Representatives with vulgar and abusive language and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez answered him in an intelligent, measured, and searing rebuke without using any vulgar language or name-calling. That's because she's smart, and knows how to disarm loud, boorish, little men who cannot deal with women who are smarter and more eloquent than they are.
Brava, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. You were magnificent and a model for all our daughters!
Here are some Letters to the Editor from the New York Times praising her response:
Friday, July 24, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Those are the words Trump used when he was asked about Jeffrey Epstein's former girlfriend and procurer of children, Ghislaine Maxwell. Maxwell didn't just help Epstein with his sex trafficking of children, she also participated in raping and molesting them, along with pedophile Epstein.
And Trump wished her well. Think about that.
A rabid consumer of news and gossip, Trump certainly knew about Epstein's and Maxwell's degenerate life-style of sexually preying on underage girls. Trump and Epstein were pals, and photos of Trump and Maxwell and Epstein, together at parties, are all over the internet. Trump knows exactly what she is. And he wished her well.
If Trump were a normal person (he isn't, he's a sick and damaged human being) his answer would have been a curt one that said something like: "This is a matter for the courts. I have no further comment."
Instead, Trump wished a known pedophile well.
Do Trump's cultists have a problem with that? No. Not that I'm aware of.
We're really coming down to the point where Trump may actually shoot someone on 5th Avenue (he's promised that his storm troopers will be sent to New York City), and his cultists will remain silent should that happen as well.
As a P.E. commenter has said, none of the people who are left supporting Trump (35%) would have remained silent if a Democratic president had said or done any of these sordid, lawless things:
This week a report revealed that in 2018, Trump tried to get America's British Ambassador to get the British Open played at his golf club in Scotland. That's an impeachable offense.
Trump is a lawless degenerate who's failed America during the worst pandemic in over 100 years. Add to that the fact that yesterday he gave his well-wishes to a woman who procured children for her lover and herself to rape.
Trump's cultists believe he's makeing America great again.
Monday, July 20, 2020
Trump’s Occupation of American Cities Has Begun
to remind P.E. readers what a complete and utter jackass Trump is.
One million copies sold the first day!
We'll all get an inside-the-family view of the malignant narcissist, liar, cheat, and fraud that the Republican Party foisted on the American people to our everlasting humiliation and degradation -- healthwise, economically, and in the eyes of the world.
Stay tuned for pertinent excerpts.
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Trump cultists outraged that Chris Wallace called out Trump on a lie!
They're angry because Trump didn't get away with more bullshit about Joe Biden.
They're not angry that Trump was uninformed and a bullshitting liar.
They're angry because Chris Wallace made a fool of Trump.
Cultists will always defend their cult leader, even when that cult leader is a malignant liar, cheat, and fraud.
They own Trump.
Never let them forget their disloyalty to America and their allegiance to a cheat, fraud, and malignant liar.
Saturday, July 18, 2020
A giant among men, John Lewis was an icon of the Civil Rights movement. He bled for justice and equality.
May he rest in peace and love.
INVICTUS by William Henley
Actually, as I stated in the comments to Dave, I don't want to hear anything about John Lewis from Trump. Anything Trump would say about John Lewis would only sully the great man's name.
Trump will never be the decent, brave, and honorable human being that John Lewis was. America and the world know this.
Friday, July 17, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Below is an actual, untouched quote from Trump's appearance yesterday in the Rose Garden. One hour of total insanity. Trump called a press conference. Instead, it was a flame-throwing, joyless, incoherent babble, meltdown.
This is the definitive example of a mad man in charge of the United States of America. As hard as it may be, if you can force yourself, watch this. It's important to see.
Monday, July 13, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Well of course you've all heard by now what the GOP's "president" did yesterday.
He commuted the sentence of convicted felon and dirty trickster, Roger Stone, who lied to cover up Trump's corruption.
Think about this miserable presidency headed by a treacherous liar, cheat, and con man:
Every president has early pardoned people because of personal connections and such. And some pardons/commutations are given to correct injustice. Can anyone recall any president who pardoned someone before they served their sentence at all?
Trump's usurped the judicial branch of government. That's unconstitutional, and he's doing it because he has the emotional stability of a elementary schoolyard bully. He's pissed at SCOTUS and pissed because his rally in New Hampshire for this weekend was cancelled.
Now think about the corrupt and malignant man who's currently profaning the Oval Office:
He fired Lt.Col. Vindman for complying with a lawful subpoena and for telling the truth under oath. Not only did he fire Lt.Col. Vindman, he sent Vindman's bother packing as well. Army infantry officer, Lt.Col. Vindman, who is a Purple Heart recipient, was up for a promotion and Trump was not happy about it and interferred with it and made it clear that "...his future within the institution he has dutifully served will forever be limited,” Vindman's attorney, David Pressman, wrote in a release.
“Through a campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, the President of the United States attempted to force LTC Vindman to choose: Between adhering to the law or pleasing a President. Between honoring his oath or protecting his career,” Vindman's attorney wrote. “Between protecting his promotion or the promotion of his fellow soldiers. These are choices that no one in the United States should confront, especially one who has dedicated his life to serving it.”
During Lt.Col. Vindman's testimony at the impeachment inquiry hearings, Vindman said that he told his father that he didn't need to worry about testifying because "this is America" and "right matters" here.
This Purple Heart recipient was wrong. During the Trump regime, "right" doesn't matter, only corruption does.
We are not the country we once were, but maybe we never were that country. Maybe all that nostalgia for love of country and flag waving was nothing but an delusion to cover the rot festering beneath the naive idea of "liberty and equal justice for all."
George Floyd's cruel murder as well as the others like his dispelled that delusion.
A raging pandemic that has been stupidly and recklessly politicized by Trump to the detriment of American lives -- 130,000 dead and more infections rising, dispelled that delusion.
Trump's commutation of a convicted felon and dirty trickster dispelled that delusion. Trump rewards lies, corruption, and even murder. He agitates to have statues of men who committed treason against the United States preserved and put in a "heroes park." He punishes and mocks men and women who've bled for and served their country with distinction and honor.
These are facts. The GOP's president is a dishonorable failure of a man and president, and he is the GOP's shame.
But worse, Trump is America's shame.
Friday, July 10, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The GOP's president who cheated on his SAT exams to get into Wharton (according to his niece, Mary Trump), and whose father got a doctor to lie about bone spurs to get Trump out of serving in Vietnam, has forced a military hero, who's still walking around with schrapnel in his body, out of continuing to serve his country.
Trump ordered the Pentagon to find something, anything, to deny Lt.Col Alexander Vindman's upcoming promotion. There was no misconduct to be found, and yet the promotion was still being withheld by the vindictive little draft-dodging coward who lives in the White House.'
Another instance of Trump's jealousy of any man or woman who has more character, honor, and decency than he has.
America will remember in November yet another miserable failure by this miserable little con man.
An Army officer who was a prominent witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump last year said on Wednesday he has decided to retire after his promotion was imperiled by objections from the White House.
The incident is the latest in what Pentagon and congressional officials say could be another flash point between the president and the military. Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a decorated Iraq war veteran who served on the staff of the White House National Security Council, is among scores of officers who have been picked to be promoted to full colonel this year.
Typically, such promotions are backed by Army and Pentagon officials before moving to the White House for final approval, and then to the Senate for a confirmation vote. But the White House had made clear to officials in the Pentagon’s office of personnel and readiness, which handles such matters, that Mr. Trump did not want to see Colonel Vindman promoted, officials said.
Mr. Trump’s allies at the White House asked Pentagon officials to find instances of misconduct by Colonel Vindman that would justify blocking his promotion, administration officials said on Wednesday. On multiple occasions, including this week, the White House pressed the Pentagon to seek witnesses who would come forward and say that Colonel Vindman acted improperly, the officials said.
But Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy have been unable to produce such evidence, largely because it does not exist, according to one administration official.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Colonel Vindman announced his decision in a short Twitter message on Wednesday morning. “Today I officially requested retirement from the U.S. Army, an organization I love,” he said. “My family and I look forward to the next chapter of our lives.”
Hattie McDaniel received a plaque-style Oscar, approximately 5.5 inches (14 cm) by 6 inches (15 cm), the type awarded to all Best Supporting Actors and Actresses at that time. She and her escort were required to sit at a segregated table for two at the far wall of the room; her white agent, William Meiklejohn, sat at the same table.
The hotel had a strict no-blacks policy, but allowed McDaniel in as a favo. The discrimination continued after the award ceremony as well as her white co-stars went to a "no-blacks" club, where McDaniel was also denied entry.
Another black woman did not win an Oscar again for 50 years, with Whoopi Goldberg winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ghost.
Weeks prior to McDaniel winning her Oscar, there was even more controversy. David Selznick, the producer of Gone With the Wind, omitted the faces of all the black actors on the posters advertising the movie in the South. None of the black cast members, including Hattie McDaniel, were even allowed to attend the premiere for the movie.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Guy Raz, Journalist, NPR:
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Displaying a U.S. flag upside down is, among other things, a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life.
No parades, no concert on the Esplanade, no gathering together with our fellow Bostonians for cookouts with family and friends to celebrate this historic date in The Cradle of Liberty.
The Covid-19 itself is not Trump's fault. But his inept, incompetent, and grossly reckless handling of the pandemic is his fault.
The disregard of hundreds of thousands of lost American lives is his fault. All Trump wanted to see was the economy improve by opening up the states, regardless of dire warnings by epidemiologists who said it was too soon.
Now this is where we are, as of 6/25/2020, (as of Thursday, there were 50,000 new cases in the US. We've exceeded the June 25 count):
"The reality is that the virus is not under control; it is in control. Record-shattering numbers of new cases were reported Wednesday in six states: California, Georgia, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona and Alaska. New daily cases are increasing in 41 states compared to two weeks ago. Outbreaks and superspreader events are erupting, such as clusters from Myrtle Beach, S.C. In five months, the pandemic has killed nearly 19 times as many Americans as have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Trump — whose early reaction to the pandemic was to wish it away, who failed to muster the logistical support to confront it and who then decided to walk away by leaving the response largely to the states — this week continued to engage in magical thinking, referring to the raging pandemic as “certain hot spots.” In fact, states that opened up prematurely in May are paying the price now, and Mr. Trump bears responsibility for encouraging governors to loosen the restrictions too early. It was a bad miscalculation."
So it is difficult for me to be optimistic and happy on this particular 4th of July at this time in my life.
We've had no leadership, only a reckless man undermining the science that showed us how to contain the spread of this virus. Trump refuses to wear a mask because it makes him look unmanly.
Not wearing a mask during a lethal pandemic actually makes him look like a hopeless moron.
Trump believes that is we do fewer tests, there'll be fewer case of Covid-19 (he actually doesn't know what the "19" attached to "Covid" means.) He uses racist language to describe the virus (Kung flu, China virus), that's all he has to offer the American people: stupidity, anti-science, and racism.
And this 4th of July he'll be in South Dakota at Mt. Rushmore where the foolhardy governor of that state proudly proclaims there'll be no mask-wearing and no social distancing.
We have no leadership, no common sense, no plan for getting this plague under control. And now Covid-19 is IN control.
I don't understand the people who still support this maniac, but I do pity them and feel nothing but contempt for their allegiance to a POTUS who cares nothing for America or the American people.