Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

For Your Consideration

 









From David Gray: 


"I have to drive my two-year-old to daycare tomorrow morning. 

To ensure we arrive alive, we won't take public transit (Oscar Grant)

I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (Daunte Wright), and ensured my license plates were visible (Lt. Caron Nazario)

I will be careful to follow all traffic rules (Philando Castille), signal every turn (Sandra Bland), keep the radio volume low (Jordan Davis), and won't stop at a fast food chain for a meal (Rayshard Brooks)

I'm too afraid to pray (Rev. Clementa C. Pickney) so I just hope the car won't break down (Corey Jones). When my wife picks him up at the end of the day, I'll remind her not to dance (Elijah McClain), stop to play in a park (Tamir Rice), patronize the local convenience store for snacks (Trayvon Martin), or walk around the neighborhood (Mike Brown.) 

Once they are home, we won't stand in our backyard (Stephon Clark), eat ice cream on the couch (Botham Jean), or play any video games (Atatiana Jefferson)

 After my wife and I tuck him into bed around 7:30pm, neither of us will leave the house to go to Walmart (John Crawford) or to the gym (Tshyrand Oates) or on a jog (Ahmaud Arbery). We won't even walk to see the birds (Christian Cooper). We'll just sit and try not to breathe (George Floyd) and not to sleep (Breonna Taylor)." 

 These are things white people simply do not have to think about."



Artist unknown

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

What are the gobshites* talking about?

 

*gobshite (plural gobshites) (Ireland, slang, moderately offensive) One who engages in nonsensical chatter or unwanted conversation. What's that gobshite talking about now? (Ireland, slang, moderately offensive) A person of very poor judgment and unpleasant character.


Here's what they're talking about:



Yes, the folks who admire and support the guy who cried "I Love You! You're special." to the mobs that incited an insurrection against his own government; who incited armed mobs to "HANG PENCE!" his own vice president; who incited armed mobs to harm the Speaker of the House; and who sought to interfere with the certification of the electoral college votes and overturn a free and fair election -- THOSE FOLKS -- are promoting the false and conspiratorial idea that Democrats are Marxist?!

Now why do you suppose that they post absurd ideas like that instead of facing what they are and who they support?

Shame? Ignorance? Confusion? Self-loathing? Ignorance? 

We all saw with our eyes what happened on January 6th, yet the MAGAts pretend it was just a "A Tiny Bit of Rowdiness" that caused the deaths of seven people, including a Capitol policeman, and was the first attack on the United States Capitol since the War of 1812.


But Democrats are "Marxists?"


Jennifer Rubin:  "Americans should be deeply alarmed that the Republican Party still remains faithful to the instigator of that violence (who sent his “love” to the rioters during the attack). A political party that cannot repudiate the person who inspired insurrections and still brags about it (and to boot, spreads the lie that the insurrectionists were left-wing extremists) must be held accountable for their part in the normalization of these groups."

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"Republicans have tried to absolve themselves of blame for the rise in right-wing violence by noting that they have denounced violence. But they cannot escape responsibility for helping to spread the ideology underlying white supremacy or giving the ideology of extremist groups the patina of respectability. When they constantly propagate the notion that the United States is facing an existential threat from immigrants or that their followers’ way of life hangs in the balance, Republicans and their right-wing media mouthpieces cannot be surprised when some Americans take them seriously and spring into action" 


The bloggers who promote the idea that Democrats are Marxists are no better than the thugs who wrongly attacked the United States. Why? Because they perpetuate Trump's Big Lie, promote conspiracies and anti-democracy narratives, and refuse to accept Joe Biden's overwhelming victory over Trump.


But more than that are Republican and right wing media lies: That the election was stolen, that honest journalism is fake news, and that Obama is a Muslim. -- the list goes on. 

And the biggest lie, the true “Big Lie” that has been going on the longest, is that Democrats are evil; that they are socialists, godless, baby killers,  who want to make your kids gay and turn America into Venezuela. 

Their mantra has always been that Democrats hate America, Democrats are Marxists; and if “you don’t fight like hell, you won’t have a country anymore.”These lies, all underpinned by the ubiquitous “Democrats are evil”, have had the inevitable affect. **

If you believe the lies then “Democrats” ARE evil, and those fighting Democrats, including those who violently stormed the capital, are the true patriots. This is why we must clearly see Republican lies for the threat they are, and clearly assign responsibility for the damage they cause. 

 A good start is to recognize their and Trump's statements that the election was stolen for what they are:  Acts of criminal sedition intended to overthrow our government.




Monday, April 12, 2021

America, the country where it’s more dangerous to be a black motorist than it is to be a white insurrectionist.







By now most people have read of or heard about the Windsor, Virginia, police stopping Black/Latino Army Lieutenant, Caron Nazario, and pepper spraying and threatening execution after pulling him over for a supposed motor vehicle violation. He was driving his new SUV with temporary plates in view on the back of his new vehicle.





Lt Nazario, who is Black and Latino, was in uniform and driving with a temporary paper license plate on his back window on 5 December, when he was told to pull over in the town of Windsor. 

He then stopped at a petrol station and kept his hands outside the window, while asking the policemen why he was being stopped. 

"To unbuckle his seatbelt, to do anything, any misstep - he was afraid that they were going to kill him," Mr Arthur told CBS. 

The suit filed by Lt Nazario says that Mr Gutierrez acknowledged why the army officer had waited to pull over in a lighted area. "I get it, the media spewing race relations between law enforcement and minorities. I get it," the policeman said, according to the suit.

The complaint alleges that the officers' behavior is "consistent with a disgusting nationwide trend of law enforcement officers, who, believing they can operate with complete impunity, engage in unprofessional, discourteous, racially biased, dangerous, and sometimes deadly abuses of authority." "What's going on?" Nazario, dressed in uniform, repeatedly asked. 



Windsor Police Department officer Joe Gutierrez responded: "What's going on is you're fixing to ride the lightning, son." 





 "Fixing to ride the lightning," is a murder threat, the complaint that was filed against the Windsor, VA, police, claims.

It is a colloquial expression for execution that refers to death by electric chair. 

 




Metallica used the phrase for the name of their 1984 album, Ride the Lightning. 

Ride is the second studio album from the heavy metal band, released 1984. 

 The eponymous track includes the following lyrics: “Death in the air / Strapped in the electric chair / This can’t be happening to me”.




Sunday, April 11, 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saturday Night Dancing

 

One of the greatest dance scenes in moviedom!


America! From West Side Story.



Nature

 

This is a pink underwing moth caterpillar. 

Unless you're planning on a trip to NSW Australia, you'll probably never encounter a critter like this. And even if you are lucky enough to take that trip, you probably won't see one of these guys, because they're endangered:








Friday, April 9, 2021

Who's surprised? NO ONE

 

When child procurer, rapist, pedophile, and Trump friend, Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested, the then-POTUS, Donald Trump, wished her well.

Now this:

Trump reportedly had to be talked out of defending Matt Gaetz because the allegations against him were so serious


"Former President Donald Trump had to be talked out of defending Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz after reports surfaced that the Justice Department was investigating whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a minor and broke federal sex-trafficking laws. 

 That's according to The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who on Thursday told CNN's "New Day" that Trump had really wanted to defend the GOP lawmaker, but that he was told to stand down because the allegations against Gaetz were so serious. 

 "His first impulse was that he wanted to defend Gaetz, you know, 'He's one of our people,'" Haberman said. "Several of his advisors had told him that's a very bad idea, that the nature of what Gaetz is being investigated for is so serious that this is not something that former President Trump should be out there on a limb" for. 

 Indeed, the silence from Trumpworld was deafening in the days following The Times' revelation about the Gaetz sex probe."





Meanwhile, the far right Trump bloggers are in a tizzy over what they believe is a loss of our American values. 

Here's what they actually say about this "loss." (Keep in mind that Joe Biden has been the president for less than four months, and Trump was their "Christian Values President" for FOUR YEARS! And keep in mind that not ONCE in those four Trumpian years did they moan the loss of their Christian values, knowing what a cheat, liar, adulterer, and fraud their hero is.)

Here is their cri de coeur:


"This post queries national values. The term “values” suggest widely accepted moral concepts or orientations toward achieving generally accepted social attitudes, preferences, sentiments, and behaviors. 

Since we no longer live in a moral society, which seems somewhat evident when members of society fire a good president because he did mean-tweeting, when all of our institutions have been corrupted, when no one serving at the highest levels of government is ever held accountable (except for mean-tweeting), when the divorce rate is at 50% (suggesting that vows of commitment mean nothing for half of our nation’s 328.2 million people), [NOTE: Their hero, DJT, was divorced THREE TIMES, AND CHEATED ON ALL HIS WIVES, AND EVEN HIS MISTRESSES -- What the hell is this guy smoking?] and when half the nation thinks that the other half are a bunch of racists for crap that happened more than 200 years ago, [NOTE: The lynching of Michael Donald in Mobile, Alabama, on March 21, 1981, was one of the last reported lynchings in the United States. Several Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members beat and killed Michael Donald, a 19-year-old African-American, and hung his body from a tree. ] then I have to ask for some clarification: what “national” values are you talking about?"



Indeed. What "national values" are they crying about? Trump crapped all over them with his lying, cheating, and treachery for four shameful, harrowing years. 

The problem is that these people are too blind to see what's in front of their sad, Trumpian noses.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

A REMINDER OF WHAT HAPPENED ON JANUARY 6 2021

TERRIBLE HUMAN BEING, 

WHO WAS THE PRESIDENT FOR 4 YEARS, 

SAID THIS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY:


April 8, 2020, TRUMP: "If we can stay substantially under 100,000 [American deaths] -- which was the original projection -- I think we did a very good job."


REMINDER:  Over 500,000 Americans died on his incompetent watch, and there are idiots in this country who say they miss him.





 

DONALD J. TRUMP'S LEGACY TO AMERICA:



January 6, 2021

 
7 people killed 

1 cop murdered 

2 cops committed suicide 

140 cops were injured 

1 cop has brain trauma 

1 cop crushed cervical disc 

1 cop lost 3 fingers 

1 cop stabbed with metal spike 

1 cop lost an eye. 

500,000+ Covid Deaths

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Georgia Voter Suppression Laws

GOOD NEWS:  April 7, 2021:

New Gallup Poll finds largest increase in Democratic party identification in a decade.

It is data like this, showing people leaving the GQP and joining the Democratic Party, that makes it hard to understand the reasons the Republican Party keeps sucking up to Trump and embracing Trumpism. 

People leaving the GQP do not support conspiracies, coups, racism, corruption, and misogyny. 


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As expected,Trumpublicans are upset because people of good will are protesting the voter suppression laws recently passed in Georgia.

And, as expected, the Trumpublicans are spreading lies about those recently passed voter suppression laws. For example:


Myth 1: The Georgia election law discourages voting/suppresses votes 

FACT: The bill actually preserves or expands ballot access in several important ways: It requires that large precincts with lines more than an hour long take steps like adding voting machines and election personnel for the next election to reduce wait times. It does not change the number of total early voting days, and actually increases the mandatory days of early weekend voting. Compared to 2020, 134 of 159 counties will offer more early voting hours in future elections under the new law. It codifies election drop boxes, which did not exist prior to 2020. Voters can continue to vote absentee with no excuse(unlike states like Delaware, New York, and Connecticut, which require an excuse to vote absentee).




From Max Boot, a Republican: (NOTE: He is NOT a Trumpublican, there is a huge difference! Unlike a Trumpublican, a Republican is NOT a cultist. The above italicized text in orange was taken from a Trumpublican cultist's blog.) 





As in any war, truth is the first casualty in this conflict. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) claims that criticism of the legislation is misplaced because it actually “expands” voting access. It’s true that the act does contain some provisions that expand access primarily in rural, heavily Republican areas. But a meticulous New York Times examination found that these provisions are far outweighed by 16 measures that restrict voting access — especially in urban areas where minority voters are concentrated.

In the core of metropolitan Atlanta, the number of drop boxes for absentee ballots will be reduced from 94 to no more than 23. 

The amount of time to request an absentee ballot before an election will be cut from 180 days to 78. 

Provisional ballots cast by voters who mistakenly go to the wrong polling place may no longer be counted. 

Election officials will be banned from sending absentee ballots to all voters. 

Mobile voting centers will essentially be discontinued. 

New ID requirements will be instituted. 

Outside groups will be prohibited from offering food or water to voters waiting in long lines even on hot and humid days. (Long lines are one of the leading reasons cited for not voting.)

Some of the act’s most worrisome provisions give the Republican-controlled legislature more control over disputed results. The legislature can now suspend county election officials. Replacements will be named by the State Election Board — whose chair will now be appointed by the legislature. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger had previously chaired the board. But he angered Trump by resisting entreaties to overturn the election results, so now the secretary of state has been booted off the election board altogether.

President Biden may have exaggerated in describing this as “Jim Crow in the 21st century.” It’s not as egregious as restrictions on voting during the segregation era (but that’s not saying much). He was definitely wrong to claim that the law ends voting at 5 p.m.; polls will still be open until 7 p.m. And it’s true, as Kemp argues, that some blue states have restrictive voting laws of their own. Georgia, for example, offers a minimum of 17 days of early voting compared with nine in New York. But New York isn’t moving to restrict voting. Georgia is. 

Why is that? Republicans can’t answer that basic question with a straight face because an honest response would expose their authoritarianism and racism.



The blog site that posted the misinformation (above in italicized orange font) pretends to be posting factual information. It's does not.

That blog and many other Trumpublican sites like it cannot be trusted to tell the truth. 

They. Are. Cultists.

Monday, April 5, 2021

I guess you heard about how the Trump campaign scammed money from its donors.

 


Once a grifter; always a grifter, and Trump is a genius at it. Yet his cultists still support him and his corrupt enterprises. 

It's what cultists do. They can never admit to themselves that they've been duped by a con man.

Is there still any doubt that he is a con man deeply in debt? How could anyone run three gambling casinos into bankruptcy? No wonder he cried so much after losing the election, despite his clever fund raising. 

Trump lost in the polls, he lost in money raising, he lost the popular vote both in 2020 and 2016! Does this make sense? Most of all, when will we get the answer to why so many of his followers remain loyal even after being fleeced? 

Some organization should conduct a survey to discover whether his loyalists believe or even know that he cheated on three wives, countless students at Trump U. and donors to Trump charities, as well as cheating contractors, lawyers, banks, the IRS, and donors out of money owed, AND failed in nearly every business from steaks, airlines, neckties, bottled water, to the Plaza Hotel. 

What, exactly, is wrong with Trump cultists? It would be interesting to find out how so many could be conned so easily. 






How Trump steered supporters into unwitting donations

So how do Trump cultists feel about being scammed by a self-identified "billionaire?"


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Saturday Night Safety Dancing

 



Good News!

ECONOMY   Jobs report blows past expectations as payrolls boom by 916,000 in March 


Via Democratic Underground: 

 “White House senior adviser Anita Dunn is making the case that Democrats can’t lose by rallying around President Biden’s infrastructure plan because its individual components poll even higher than the $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus passed last month,” Axios reports. 

“Dunn cites public polling showing between 74% and 87% support among Americans for seven elements: new job training for coal miners, highway and bridge work, increasing affordable childcare, expanding broadband access, expanding family and medical leave, upgrading public transportation, and investing in clean energy.” 


Business Insider:  "A Morning Consult/Politico poll found that over half of voters support paying for President Joe Biden's infrastructure package with tax hikes. Of the 2,043 voters polled, 54% said they supported infrastructure improvements with tax increases on corporations and Americans making over $400,000, and just 27% of voters supported infrastructure investments without tax hikes. 57% said they would be more likely to support a $3 trillion plan funded by tax increases on Americans making over $400,000; 17% said they were less likely to support it." 




Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin: “The media, it seems, are caught in a Republican framing of policy that does not match reality. There is not a hue and cry over a mammoth infrastructure bill. To the contrary, it is super popular. And Republicans might want to stop harping on the tax increases: Those make the bill even more popular.”



AND SOMETHING FOR EVRYONE TO THINK ABOUT:







During the last Republican presidency, the Republican POTUS tried to overthrow a free and fair election; incited an attack against his own government; incited an armed mob to "Hang Pence!;" incited that same mob to find the Speaker of the House and harm her; incited an armed mob that was responsible for the deaths and injuries to Capitol policemen; incited the armed mob to desecrate and damage the Capitol Building of the USA.

Yes, A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT DID THAT.


Friday, April 2, 2021

Friday Night Music

 

Bohemian Rhapsody 

 Prague Cello Quartet


 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

We interrupt moving day for this good news flash!

 Plus President Biden's approval rate is at a very healthy 61%! Trump could only dream of that kind of support from ALL Americans.





Surging U.S. manufacturers grow faster in March as key ISM index hits 38-year high

Last Updated: April 1, 2021 at 10:38 a.m. ET
First Published: April 1, 2021 at 10:10 a.m. ET

ISM manufacturing index jumps to 64.7% from 60.8%


The numbers: American manufacturers grew faster in March as a key index hit a 38-year high, pointing to gathering momentum in the U.S. economy.

The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to 64.7% from 60.8% in the prior month. Readings over 50% indicate growth, and anything over 55% is considered exceptional.

The increase surpassed Wall Street expectations. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal had forecast the ISM index to total 61.7%.

Read: U.S. adds 517,000 private-sector jobs, ADP says, as economy speeds up

Also: Jobs are coming back as the economy gains steam

The U.S. likely added close to 700,000 new jobs or even more in March, economists estimate. The government will unveil the widely followed U.S. employment report on Friday morning, though markets are closed because of the Good Friday holiday.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Saturday, March 27, 2021

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING

 

Let's waltz to Leonard Cohen's "Take This Waltz."




FYI

Hi, there. I'm a gun owner. I have in my house, right at this moment: 2 pistols, 2 rifles, and 3 shotguns. Which is a lot, especially considering that my wife has never touched any of them. I'd like to talk to you about why America's obsession with AR-15s is just so damn odd.

For decades – as far back as the ATF hands out statistics on the website – Americans bought about 3 million firearms a year. Which seems like a lot. These aren't paper napkins. They're not disposable. Every gun I own is over 40 years-old. One of the shotguns was made in 1908.
Around 2008, the number of new guns bought each year started going up rapidly. After decades at around 3 million a year, it jumped to 5, then 6, then 8, then 10. What happened? What happened was a whole new category of gun.
Up until around 2008, the majority of rifles sold fell into one of two categories: .22 rimfire 'plinkers' used for holing paper targets or hunting small game, and larger centerfire 'deer rifles' used for pretty much anything bigger than a ground hog. Many were lever or bolt action.
Guns like the AR-15 were out there, of course. I saw plenty of ads in my Sports Afield or Field & Stream when I was a kid (and I'm old). I just never knew what the hell I would do with one. They were expensive to buy, expensive to shoot, and kind of useless.
An AR-15 is worse, and a lot more costly, for shooting at targets than a .22. You certainly can't use it on small game. When it comes to deer, or elk, or antelope, it's not nearly so good as guns purpose built to knock down those targets. For decades, most gun owners agreed.
When people talk about the AR-15 as "America's favorite rifle," what they leave out is that this is an extremely recent phenomenon. Go back a couple of decades, and these guns were a tiny percentage of gun sales. Even for gun owners, they were kind of a rarely seen item.
It wasn't until 2005 that sales of AR-15 style rifles, from all manufacturers, exceeded 100K in a year. By 2008, they had jumped to 300K. In 2012, they exceeded 1 million. They topped 1.5 million just one year later. The AR-15 *became* "America's favorite rifle" in just a few years.
In the last few years, deer didn't suddenly become smarter. Rabbits didn't stage an uprising. Woodchucks didn't discover flack jackets. What did happen was a national epidemic of fear, one that allowed expansion of a new category: rifles for hunting people.
That 3 million or so annual demand for plinkers, deer rifles, shotguns, and target pistols is still there, as it always has been. It's just that now it's topped by 6 million+ a year in AR-15s and ugly Glock-style pistols (guns for hunting people, pocket edition).
Which means that in the last two decades millions of Americans purchased guns that really aren't much good for anything other than shooting millions of other Americans. And that "America's favorite rife" is a gun few gun owners cared about until very recently.
But of course, everyone has reason to care about AR-15s now. And to worry about people who are SO DAMNED SCARED that they paid out large sums to buy a machine designed for nothing else but killing people. In large numbers. Quickly.
Mark Sumner

The Squalid

 

The Lincoln Project presents:



Friday, March 26, 2021

FRANKLIN GRAHAM: A Trumper's Lament

 UPDATE:

I just heard from our P.E. friend, Dave Miller, that this was not from Franklin Graham. I should have known better than to rely on the Mother Ship for accurate information because that group NEVER verifies if something is true or not. My mistake and my apologies for thinking something from a right wing blog had any merit! 


Here's Dave:


According to Snopes, and I remember seeing this years ago, at best, this has been misattributed to Graham and has been around since at least 2015.

Here's part of what they had to say...

"The only factual element to this item is its attribution, which is incorrect: These words were not delivered at the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference in January 2015 by Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. This item had already been circulating anonymously for more than two years prior to that event, attributed to no particular individual or publication. 




Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, when he said America will not come back. He wrote: 

“The American dream ended” The first term of Joe Biden [NOTE: President Biden has been in office for TWO MONTHS, not "the first term" and America is on Donald Trump's budget!] has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind. [NOTE: Those same white Christian males, burned women as witches, stole land from and killed the indigenous peoples of North America, and went on to break EVERY SINGLE TREATY THE white Christian government made with the Native Americans. Those same white Christian males and females built this country on the backs of Africans who were kidnapped from their native countries and brought to the New World and used as chattel slaves.]


GRAHAM:  A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed that do not want to work, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended……Norman Rockwell’s America. [NOTE: Rockwell's America never existed but in the minds of white privileged Christians. While they wax nostalgic over a time that never existed for ALL Americans. African Americans were in Jim Crow America denied the right to vote, attend their tax-paid for public schools, were tortured and killed with impunity for looking at a white person the wrong way, black prisoners were used for medical experimentation without their consent. Women were not allowed to own property, get their own credit card,  or access birth control, among many other things.]


 GRAHAM: You will never again out-vote these people. [NOTE: "These people" are Americans just as much as Graham is. The language he uses to refer to his fellow Americans shows his true feelings for Americans with different skin color and different cultural backgrounds. He's a bigot .] 

GRAHAM: It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away.[NOTE: Graham does NOT tell us what "rights" were taken away from him and the white Christian community. He doesn't tell you because no "rights" were taken away. Franklin Graham is a liar. No white Christian has had his/her right to free speech taken away; right to practice his/her religion as he/she chooses; right to a free press; right to address grievances to their government (he's telling them to engage in "civil disobedience," isn't he?) They still have the right to bear arms, assemble, etc. NO RIGHTS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AWAY. The fact that he's free to broadcast this blather shows he knows nothing about the Bill of Rights.]


[Now read Graham's white grievances, all complaints from someone who sees his majority influence waning and watching groups of people he dislikes -- nice Christian, there --  accessing what he was always been able to enjoy without impediment as an American.]


GRAHAM: It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status. [NOTE: Graham doesn't say what "its former status" was.]  People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.[NOTE: Graham is being hysterical and rabble rousing here. We are a country of MANY CULTURES AND HERITAGES! Graham is complaining of having to SHARE Americas multi-cultural heritage.]

GRAHAM: The Cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back yard, the American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod [NOTE the shameful anti-Semitic slur against David Axelrod] along with international socialist George Soros [NOTE: That's the THIRD JEWISH PERSON HE'S NAMED! He's  blaming the JEWS, just like in the old days! How nostalgic"] and have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order. 

GRAHAM:  The curtain will come down but the damage has been done 

[NOTE: Graham doesn't name "the damage;" it's just THERE for his fellow Christians to fear and hate -- especially THOSE JEWS!]. 

[NOTE: Graham has told this old, old, narrative of "blame the minorities and non-Christians for changes the dwindling majority doesn't understand nor want."]

 GRAHAM: Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness.” 



NOTE: Graham is an evil, destructive man who has no connection to or understanding of Christianity. 


Graham's nothing more than an old-fashioned bigot terrified of sharing his white privilege with his fellow non-white Americans. He's the sort of person who contributes the most to the destruction of civilized society. He comforts the comfortable and brings more affliction to the afflicted with his hateful rhetoric, not grounded in truth or anything approaching what the founder of his religion believed.






Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Our neighbors down the road from our little home in the mountains. Charlemont, Mass.

 Two alpine goats and their companion sheep.






Joey enjoying the fire with us.






Jake sunning himself on the stone wall.







Monday, March 22, 2021

On a mini-vacation for a few days

 In the Berkshires.

Play nice and be excellent to each other.
















Saturday, March 20, 2021

 





Saturday Night Dancing

 of a different sort:




Trumpublicans Love Russia More Than America!




Russian state media keeps airing clips from Fox News, both of them pushing the ridiculous idea of Biden "debating" with Putin. But it makes perfect sense. 

The Kremlin and the GOP are equally peeved about losing the last election.

 







And the Trump cultists are happy to side with the Kremlin against the American president:




Baysider says:

Whoa, I didn’t mean to imply tripping was funny. Putin is having fun tweaking Biden with his clever challenge. As are we.

Even with the lag time between translations, Putin will out-think Biden by hours within minutes.


kidme37 says:

That is genius. Joe will refuse and Biden [this Russian dictator-loving turncoat meant "Putin" not Biden. S.K.] will have the upper hand on this issue forever.

it will play around the world of course too. “The American president makes statements he is not willing to defend so be careful in your dealing with this conniving pissant.”

What possible excuse could someone have for not talking to someone. Hey Vlad, sorry man, I’m washing my hair tonight.

America back to being the laughing stock like in the obama years.


Z wrote: KID, thanks for the correction…you got me wondering there! HAA! I TOTALLY agree…..the SECOND I heard this, I knew what Putin was up to.

Hours after I wrote it, Hannity was saying the same thing on his show……Putin is so far smarter it’d be SUCH a joke…and JOE looks so so so bad for NOT agreeing to…..”washing my hair” exactly!




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So, there it is in full public view.  Former "Conservatives" -- Reagan called Russia "The Evil Empire!" -- for anyone to see, giddy with love and admiration for an EX-Communist head of the KGB who exiles or murders his opponents and set himself up as dictator for life, and whose own people hate him! -- Those Trump cultists support that Russian over the American president.

They shame themselves and dishonor their country for all the world to see!

I will continue to publish their treachery as long as they continue to support Russia's dictator over our American president.