Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Monday, August 31, 2020



17-year-old charged with homicide after fatal shooting during Kenosha protests, authorities say

This 17 year old, who is not old enough to buy alcohol, vote, or even join the military, joined up with a white supremacist "boogaloo" group, took his firearm to Kenosha, and is accused of killing people who were exercising their 1st Amendment rights.

Trump's own FBI has claimed that white supremacist groups are the most dangerous in America and have been responsible for more terrorist acts than any other groups. 

Kelvin Lashley writes:

"[Trump] has encouraged vigilante white supremacy behavior from the Very first day of his campaign.
He has openly yearned for the “Good ‘Ole days”
And encouraged cops to “NOT BE SO NICE..”
Among other things. As though they were so very nice to minorities before..
You know this. I don’t have to post video clips and quotes of every vile thing that he has said.
But what is even more interesting is this:
The Republicans keep telling you that this is what Joe Biden America will look like.
However, people, use a small piece of common sense.
Not Joe Biden's.
Not Obama's
Not Hillary's
Not Nancy Pelosi's!

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says 'This is 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse. He was just charged with murder for killing two civil rights protesters last night in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He's not an immigrant. He's not ISIS. He's not MS-13. He's not "antifa." He is yet ANOTHER homegrown domestic terrorist with an assault rifle. AMERICA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM A WALL WON'T FIX. OCCUPY DEMOCRATS'


  Flynn Loses Bid to Force Trial Judge to Quickly Dismiss Criminal Case 


 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit found that Flynn had not demonstrated a need for an intervention preventing U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan from proceeding with an inquiry into the Justice Department’s retreat from the prosecution.


Hillary is not fighting the courts to keep them from locking her up!

via Gfycat

Trump "intensely loyal?" LOL!


If you want to try to understand the psychology of many Americans who believe they're critical thinkers and moral Christians and who believe in the Ten Commandments, just read what Trump's 3rd wife said about him:

Melania had the chutzpah to state this lie in front of the American people when everyone knows that he cheated on all of his wives, and especially humiliated and cheated on her when she gave birth to Trump's 5th child. 

Everyone knows that Trump had a one-night stand with a porn star (Stormy Daniels) and he was also in a long-term affair with Karen McDougal while married to Melania. And those are the affairs we know of. How many more did this "intensely loyal" adulterer engage in?


“ 'After we had been intimate, he, he tried to pay me — and I actually didn’t know how to take that,' she told Anderson Cooper of CNN in an interview broadcast on Thursday night. 'I looked at him and said, ‘That’s not me, I’m not that kind of girl.’” 

 As a security aide of Mr. Trump’s drove her home, she said, 'I started crying, I was really sad — it really hurt me.' But, she said, in spite of that encounter in 2006, 'I went back,' conducting what she described as a 10-month, serious relationship that she finally ended when she could no longer bear the guilt of betraying Mr. Trump’s then-new wife, Melania."

Did Melania seriously think people would forget what Trump did to her and their marriage? What kind of nonsense is she trying to sell the American people? "Intensely loyal?"

Melania is as much of a liar and dissembler as the cheat she married.

And still the Evangelicals support this cad.

Who's surprised? Jerry Falwell, Jr., supported him as well. And that support came after Trump's "fixer," Michael Cohen, got rid of embarrassing photos of Falwell's wife and the pool boy in flagrante delicto while the "holier than thou" Falwell, Jr., looked on.  That's some dirty quid pro quo! 

I'm writing this to document the dirt and squalor Trump's supporters are willing to ignore in order to "stick it to the libtards," and to fill judicial appointments.

Also, never let those supporters forget how willingly they got into the cesspool of Trumpian lies, cheating, and fraud to advance their agenda.

Friday, August 28, 2020


 BREAKING:  Joe Biden's DNC Speech received a staggering 2 MILLION more viewers across 9 networks than Trump's speech last evening according to Nielsen.

23.6M vs 21.6M

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Day Two of the Trumpublican Propagandapalooza


You all saw it. Day 2 was full of lies, distortions, and dissembling. IOW, a typical Trumpian display of hubris, hypocrisy, and humbug.

One of the stranger things to come out of Day 2 was the 3rd Lady, Melania Trump, giving her speech at the White House dressed like a Fidel Castro wannabe. With all the money she has from her "billionnaire" husband plus her experience as a fashion model, why would she choose an olive drab militry-type uniform to address the nation?

Her speech was as phony as the fake uniform she wore.

Here are just a few highlights from Tommy Christopher:

On Wednesday morning’s Morning Joe, Scarborough described some of the happenings at night 2 of the RNC, and said you also had Melania actually criticizing people who were mean on social media, and gossipers.”
“Of course, never heard her criticize her own husband when he said that Mika was bleeding badly from a facelift,” Scarborough said bitterly, describing one attack that Trump made on Mika Brzezinski, Scarborough’s wife and co-host.
“Or when I was a murderer,” Scarborough continued, referencing a vicious smear Trump repeatedly pursued over an intern who tragically died of natural causes, “or when a woman who had passed away tragically 19 years ago, her husband was begging Donald Trump to stop being so hateful and causing their family extraordinary pain, begging him to stop and he just continued, over and over again causing pain for that family.”
“I’m just, I never heard Melania say anything, never heard her say anything when Donald Trump talked about bleeding badly from a facelift, but somebody used her child’s name in a pun and oh my God, locusts were descending from the heavens. It was the end of the world,” he said, referencing a White House reaction to Barron Trump’s name being invoked by a witness to Congress.
“So I guess she’s fine with Donald Trump savaging other people everyday, causing immeasurable pain, being the most extraordinarily hateful, malevolent force in American politics on a personal level in his constant daily attacks, but she’s going to stand up and lecture? About gossip? She’s inside the house, going to lecture about gossip? And she’s going to lecture about the meanness of social media? I mean seriously. Talk about being a shameless, absolutely shameless,” Scarborough said.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020


 The Trump Administration Crime Syndicate:

After 8 years in office, President Obama, 0 indictments.

After 4 years in office, Trump (so far) has 215 indictments!




Monday, August 24, 2020

The RNC starts today. Here's its line-up:


I was unexpectedly away for a few days, but back just in time for the RNC debacle:

No platform, and uninspiring speakers, plus Trump showing up each day to tell us what a great job he's doing in piling up more Covid-19 dead Americans, job losses, school closings, unemployment, and overall misery for the American people.

I plan to skip the show and read a synopsis, rather than submit myself to more of Trump's American Carnage.


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020



"I was a 21 year-old Marine NCO in Vietnam when I was seriously wounded during the Tet Offensive in 1968. (I am intensely proud of my time as a US Marine.) 

After I was shot I spent several months in crowded military hospitals with other young Americans who'd been wounded fighting for our country and, like so many others, I was eventually designated a disabled veteran. After my medical retirement the VA stepped in, sent me to college and law school and, since I began to practice law in 1973, my family and I have lived a good life (and--special bonus!--the taxes I've paid have refunded America's investment in my education over and over). 

 As a disabled veteran I've received various prescription meds--by mail--every month. Now, for the first time in almost five decades, I face the prospect of delivery of those meds being delayed because the psychotic-in-chief finds it politically expedient to screw up the US Postal Service. 

 Please note that, as a personal matter, and on behalf of all of my fellow disabled veterans who are equally dependent on receiving their meds by mail, there is nothing short of death that can stop me from voting for Biden-Harris on election day. NOTHING." 


Trump frankly acknowledged that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him reelection. 

In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly noted two funding provisions that Democrats are seeking in a relief package that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Without the additional money, he said, the Postal Service won’t have the resources to handle a flood of ballots from voters who are seeking to avoid polling places during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“If we don’t make a deal, that means they don’t get the money,” Trump told host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. “That means they can’t have universal mail-in voting; they just can’t have it.” 

Trump’s statements, including the false claim that Democrats are seeking universal mail-in voting, come as he is searching for a strategy to gain an advantage in his November matchup against Joe Biden. He’s pairing the tough Postal Service stance in congressional negotiations with an increasingly robust mail-in-voting legal fight in states that could decide the election.

Saturday, August 15, 2020



Pay attention, people. 

Trump is trying to corrupt our election right in front of our eyes. His plan is to shut down Americans' ability to vote by mail. He has a corrupt Post Master General doing his bidding.

Please note: trump and his 3rd wife have requested  mail-in ballots for voting in Florida.

We're watching trump steal an election right in front of our eyes.

By now, it’s no secret that Trump and his allies are trying to sabotage the Postal Service. 

The question is what Democrats will do in response. Republicans have had their crosshairs on the USPS for decades now, and for the usual conservative reasons: it’s a national service that they would prefer be wholly privatized and parceled off for profit. But the circumstances around the COVID pandemic the 2020 election make the continued ability of the Postal Service to handle ballots in a timely manner an life-or-death battle for American democracy itself. 

 Put bluntly, Democrats do better in elections the more people vote; the pandemic makes voting in person more dangerous; universal mail voting increases voter turnout and bypasses a variety of traditional conservative voter suppression strategies; and Donald Trump has convinced a large number of Republicans to avoid mail voting, such that most of the mail-in vote is likely to come from Democratic voters. 

Trump and his Republican allies are currently performing poorly in public polling, further incentivizing them to try to narrow the electorate through suppression of opposing communities. Trump and McConnell are refusing to allow money to fund the Postal Service as part of a new COVID relief package, and Trump just admitted to doing so as part of an attempt to hamper mail-in voting. 

 This Tweet is from Molly Jong Fast:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

On to November!



If anyone had any doubts about the decline and degradation of the current GOP, just read this and weep:


‘Listening to experts is elitist’: Idaho Republicans move to strip power from public health officials

"Idaho lawmakers are moving to strip the authority of public health districts to close schools in emergencies or require masks for safety reasons. 

 The legislature’s Education Working Group voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal to take away power from “elitist” public health officials and allow school boards to make those health-related decisions, reported Boise State Public Radio."


During the worst pandemic since 1918, the Republican Party has convinced itself and, sadly, its followers that expert advice is "elitist," and belief in conspiracies and other stupidities are what is needed to survive this pandemic.

We know that the GOP's president has had a large influence in getting people to disrespect and suspect the experts in epidemology, virology, as well as the doctors and nurses fighting Covid-19 on the front lines.

It's as though Trump and his true believers want to send more people to their unnecessary deaths.

Don't forget that Trump gets tested every day, and no one is allowed near him unless he or she has been tested. So Trump is personally careful about this very deadly, very contageous virus, but careless when it comes to protecting the American people.

He was stubbornly anti-facemasks for months and months, and only gave in to wearing them when it became politically necessary, and that was only for a brief time. He's careless about social distancing. One only needs to have seen his latest rally (disguised as a presser) this past weekend at his private golf club in New Jersey to understand Trump's recklessness and disregard for the safety of Americans during this crisis.

Looking at the MAGA-hat-wearing audience members at a Trump rally or bikers swarming South Dakota, one can only conclude that they are prime examples of groupthink. And it is members of these groups who are most likely to oppose wearing masks and other public health measures to contain this pandemic. What we are witnessing is, in fact, an expression of effective, targeted propaganda, starting with the president at the top and his media supporters.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Trump and his cultists like to taunt Joe Biden about his gaffes, his supposed "dementia."


Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Remember when anti-Obama folks talked about him "palling around with terrorists?"

Those same folks are Trump supporters.

I wonder what their reactions are to Trump "palling around" with child rapists Epstein and Maxwell.

Anyone hear anything from them?

Don't hold your breath. 

At a presser recently, when asked about Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest, he told the reporter "I wish her well, frankly."

Donald Trump wished an accused child rapist "well." And Trumpers, including Evangelicals, have no problem with that.

There's nothing that will dissuade Trump cultists from supporting him, not even his well-wishes for an accused child rapist.

That's where we are today. That's what the GOP has become.

Monday, August 3, 2020

#Trump Has No Plan

Because he's a liar and a bullshitter>

Why do his cultists accept his lies about having a healthcare plan and not call him on it? 

Two weeks ago, Trump bragged that he would have a "complete healthcare plan." That's today. Where is it?

How does a POTUS get away with lying about such a vitally important subject as healthcare DURING A PANDEMIC?

Are Trump supporters as immune to truth-telling as he is?

What is wrong with them? Why do they tolerate such monumental lies and deceptions?

Since none of them have said anything about this, we have to believe they approve of Trump's lying. 

What sort of people are they?

"A new attack ad highlights President Donald Trump’s repeated and long-running failure to deliver on his promises to shake up the nation’s healthcare system. 

“We’re signing a healthcare plan within two weeks, a full and complete healthcare plan,” Trump vowed in a July 19 interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” 

The 60-second spot was released by progressive super PAC MeidasTouch on Sunday ― two weeks after that interview when no such plan had arrived. 

Trump spent much of Sunday at Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, where he was seen golfing for the second day in a row."