Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING

 

Don't try this at home:




Thursday, April 28, 2022

Typical Trumpublican Politician


Rep. M.T. Greene says she is introducing a bill that would force Twitter to unban her from Twitter. “It’s important for me to have my personal Twitter account,” she said.


Also M.T. Greene:







So M.T. Greene is wasting her constituents' time working on legislation that will force Twitter -- a site she claims is "stupid" and a "waste" -- to reinstate her account!

Apparently, M.T. Greene is not in Congress to do the people’s business,  but only to troll everybody and assist with a coup d’etat of the American government. 

How this person is tolerated in Congress is a mystery to me.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Rot at the Core of the GQP: Trumpublican candidate, David Purdue, started the Georgia governorship debates with a disgraceful lie...

 

and America needs to come to terms with the fact that the Trumpublican Party (The Republican Party is dead; Trump killed it) is a rogue party that no longer has any relationship to the truth, honor, decency, or democracy. 




 “ 'First off, folks, let me be very clear tonight. The election in 2020 was rigged and stolen.' ” That baldfaced lie was former senator David Perdue’s opening line Sunday in a primary debate against the fellow Republican whose job he is trying to take, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp.

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"It must be acknowledged, because it is the simple truth, that this is not a “both-sides-are-to-blame” crisis. The Democratic Party is engaged in politics as usual, with the customary pull and tug between its progressive and centrist wings. The GOP has gone rogue in a way that is un-American and without modern precedent."



David Purdue is part of the rot at the core of the GQP that cares nothing about morality and truthfulness, and only about seeking and commandeering power.

We witnessed Trumpublian Rep., M.T. Greene, tell a court last Friday that she remembers nothing and can't recall anything that happened pre-January 6 and after. Someone with that kind of faulty memory (in such a young person, too!) shouldn't be in government. How can she possible do her job with such a poor memory for facts and events?

Of course, M.T. Greene, like David Purdue, is a bald-faced liar, (see my sidebar with the photo of Greene with the Proud Boys -- at the court hearing, Greene testified under oath that she didn't know who the Proud Boys are.) Greene's the kind of pol that is the norm in today's Trumpublican Party, and people like Greene learned  from Donald J. Trump that their followers care nothing for honesty and truth. The Trumpublican Party idolizes liars, scoundrels, and conmen.

And finally, we have Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell who said this after January 6: 

(Political Wire) “Hours after a mob ransacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in a bid to block the certification of the 2020 presidential election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell described himself as ‘exhilarated’ about the potential damage to President Donald Trump,” the Washington Post reports. 

Said McConnell, to one of the authors of This Will Not Pass: “I feel exhilarated by the fact that this fellow finally, totally discredited himself.” He added: “He put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. Couldn’t have happened at a better time.”


Rot. 

Right there in front of the country. McConnell admits he'd vote for a scoundrel who betrayed his country so he could illegally hang onto power, a man who did nothing to stop the insurrectionist attacking the very heart of our democracy.

McConnell is part of the rot eating at a once proud American political party and at our democratic republic.

If you're not worried about this, you're not paying attention.



Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow Pushed Back Hard Against Trumpublican's Dirty Smears

 


And how could I not love her? My granddaughter shares her name.




Monday, April 25, 2022

Trumpublican DeSantis and Cancel Culture

 

Cancel culture on steroids: 


Disney acknowledges gays and nonbinary Americans, and Florida's Trumpublican Governor DeSantis doesn't like it, so he took away their special tax status.

Isn't that what's called "cancel culture?" DeSantis has dreams of being Florida's own little dictator, telling private businesses (Disney employs roughly 80,000 people) what they should and should not do, and if they don't do what HE wants, they'll face severe consequences. 

Q: "Isn't that the definition of a fascist government?"

A:  "In general, fascist governments exercised control over private property." 




It's law: In just days, Ron DeSantis dismantles Disney's special tax district operating since 1967 

Florida governor says there will be further consequences if Disney doesn't discontinue its diversity program, which has been blasted by Republicans as too woke. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill to strip the Walt Disney Co. the authority to govern its Central Florida entertainment empire. And there could be more consequences coming, he warned, if Disney does not adjust its diversity and inclusion program by Monday.



Sunday, April 24, 2022

YOUR SUNDAY MOMENT OF ZEN

 







Also, her "perfect creator" allows babies to be born with all sorts of imperfect conditions, like congenital heart defects.

Doctors can and do heal the defects the "perfect creator" made. 

Unless she personally knows of the struggles trans people suffer, I'd ask this woman to find something else to misinform herself on, and leave trans people alone to solve their issues.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING

 

The Blues Brothers first appearance on SNL -- April 22, 1978:




The Rot At The Core Of The Republican Party

 





The Republicans have shown America that they are "Party Over Country," "Party Over Principles," and "Party of Love of Power Over Our Constitution."

They're all rotten to the core, and McCarthy and McConnell are the worst of the worst.

All my life I've seen the GOP stand for family values, small government, and allegiance to the rule of law. No longer does any of that exist in the current GOP. They've decided to cast their lot with A Liar, A Cheat, and A Fraud. And the stink from Trump's rancid character and his presidency has rubbed off on a once proud American political party.

 The GOP may never rid itself of his stench.




There’s a rot at the core of the Republican Party, and neither the party nor the country will heal until it’s excised. 

 The latest evidence of that malignancy comes in a New York Times report about the Jan. 6 insurrection and how GOP congressional leaders responded in the immediate aftermath. The shock and revulsion reflected in their words and deeds present a stark contrast to today’s party line, which essentially amounts to move along, nothing to see here. 

 The article, published Thursday, reported that House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and his Senate counterpart, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell, told associates they believed President Trump was responsible for inciting the attack on the Capitol. It also said the two vowed to drive him from politics. 

 “I’ve had it with this guy,” McCarthy reportedly told a group of Republican leaders, saying he would advise Trump that he was going to be impeached and should resign. The article said McCarthy even considered ways to invoke the 25th Amendment, forcing Trump’s removal, before concluding that was not viable. 

 Pity. 

It seems that only after weighing political calculations and parsing self-interests did McCarthy and McConnell back away from saying and doing the right thing.


McCarthy flatly denied the New York Times’ account. “Totally false and wrong,” the Bakersfield Republican said, though hours later he was heard on an audiotape broadcast on MSNBC saying that Trump would probably be impeached and should resign.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Marge is testifying today. Here's a "Closer Look."

 

 


 Meanwhile... 

 CHENEY: I guess there’s a question. When we’re talking about the 25th Amendment resolution, and you asked if, you know, what happens if it gets there after he’s gone, is there any chance, are you hearing, that he might resign, is there any reason to think that might happen? 

 MCCARTHY: I’ve a few discussions. My gut tells me no, I’m seriously thinking of having that conversation with him tonight. I haven’t talked to him in a couple of days. From what I know of him, I mean you guys know him too, do you think he’d ever back away? But, what I think I’m going to do, is I’m going to call him. 

This is what I think, we know it’ll pass the House. I think there’s a chance it’ll pass the Senate, even when he is gone. And I think there’s a lot of different ramifications for that. Now, I haven’t had a discussion with the DEMs, that if he did resign, with that happen? 

Now, this is one personal fear I have. I do not want to get into any conversation about Pence pardoning. Again, the only discussion I would have with him is that, I think this will pass. And it will be my recommendation you should resign. I mean, that would be my take. But I don’t think he would take it. But I don’t know.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

"Why is this happening?"

 

BREAKING: "Ukraine’s Jewish community has announced that the 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Vanda Obiedkova perished while sheltering in a Mariupol basement. As she lay dying, freezing and pleading for water, she wanted to know only one thing: 'Why is this happening?' ”




Lawrence Tribe: 

 "Why? Because Putin is a butcher, a war criminal, and a pitiless monster with boundless ambition and a lust for power and a yearning for empire."




Why is this happening in America? 


The Trumpublican Party, Donald J. Trump, has nothing but praise for Putin:


"Former President Donald Trump...described Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as 'genius' and 'savvy,' praising his onetime counterpart for a move that has spurred sanctions and universal condemnation from the U.S. government and its trans-Atlantic allies. 'I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius.’ Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine — Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful,' Trump said in a radio interview with 'The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.' 'He used the word ‘independent’ and ‘we’re gonna go out and we’re gonna go in and we’re gonna help keep peace.’ You gotta say that’s pretty savvy.' ”



The Tucker Carlson anti-democracy show is the most popular cable news program in America. Here he is telling his viewers -- Trump cultists -- that he supports Russia against a democratic Ukraine:


Tucker: "Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? I'm serious. Why shouldn't I root for Russia? Which by the way I am."


And here are some of the folks who support the guy who lost the 2020 election:



We'll never forget who the Trumpublicans supported during Ukraine's fight to keep its independence from the war criminal and butcher of men, women, and children.

And we won't forget who President Zelensky thanked for supporting his country in their darkest hours:


I’m grateful to @POTUS & 🇺🇸 people for the leadership in supporting the people of Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression. This help is needed today more than ever! It saves the lives of our defenders of democracy and freedom and brings us closer to restoring peace in 🇺🇦.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Proposed Tennessee bill would make homelessness a felony

 

Tennessee lawmakers are close to sending Republican Gov. Bill Lee a proposal that would threaten felony penalties against homeless people who camp on local public property — including in parks — and misdemeanors for camping around highways. 

 The Tennessee Senate voted 20-10 Wednesday to advance the bill, with four Republicans joining Democrats in opposition. The House already passed a version of the legislation last year. 

Both Republican-dominated chambers need to hash out differences in what they approved. Opponents have said the legislation does nothing to help reduce homelessness, while potentially making it harder for homeless people to rise out of extreme poverty if they have a felony on their records.


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Why is it that the "Bible Belt" states are the states that propose and seek to pass legislation that makes life more miserable for the already down-trodden and unfortunate citizens in their states? 

Doesn't their Savior say in their Holy Book to welcome the stranger, and to feed and clothe the hungry? Not make them criminals?

Just recently, Tennessee almost passed legislation that would allow child brides. The bill had no age limit on the marriageable age.

I sometimes wonder why the so-called "Bible Belt" ignores their Christian ideals and passes legislation to make criminals out of their fellow citizens who've fallen on hard times.

Apparently, they don't believe in charity, compassion, and helping one's fellow citizens.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

RNC to America: "No more presidential debates!"

 

The RNC has announced that it is pulling out of the presidential debates.

RIP Presidential Debates: 1960 -- 2020:


A friend sent this email to me in response to the news:



"If the Republicans actually believed Biden is senile and incapable of expressing a thought in a complete sentence, they would avidly advocate for numerous debates. The members of the Republican National Committee understand the factual state of affairs: Trump is incapable of sustaining his own focus long enough to formulate a complete sentence and, when on a debate stage engaged one-on-one with a Democratic opponent, comes across as a stalking thug. 

 Most Republicans also fear the light of truth that anything approximating an intellectually responsible debate might expose. Why? Because they must advance their own political-economic interests and those of their mega-donors, all the while retaining the loyalty of their readily manipulated populist base. They employ emotive, mendacious and distractive modes of manipulation to attain their actual policy objectives—objectives many of which are so unpopular that they dare not state them publicly. The Rick Scott plan—raise-taxes-on-the-poor, eliminate Social Security, etc.—is replete with wildly unpopular proposals. 

 Republican candidates benefit from the loyalty of many base voters who are incapable of recognizing gross oversimplification, cherry-picking and whataboutism for the fallacies that they are. GOP pols are “conservatives” who do not conserve. If they had their druthers, they would destroy, rather than improve, virtually every program and policy that benefits the general public or which curbs the power of their mega-donors."

What do you think?

Friday, April 15, 2022

Trump did this to America, Part the infinity

Below is a photo of a pro-Trump, anti-Biden conservative family displaying their wholesome right-wing family values.

Because teaching your children to give the finger and repeat "F**k You" to the POTUS is a true Trumpublican family value.

The women in the black fishnet stocking twerking their bare asses in the background is a particularly nice family touch, innit?










Thursday, April 14, 2022

A reminder of what Trump did to our country:

 


Football legend, Hershel Walker, has been endorsed by Trump for the US Senate from Georgia. He'll be in a primary runoff on May 24 against other Republican/Trumpublican contenders.

Here's what we know about Walker, so far, and it's all of a piece with how Trump lied his way to his nomination for POTUS. Trump proudly endorsed Walker for the US Senate.

PS. Recently, Walker wondered why there are still monkeys if Evolution claims that we came from them. The egregious idiocy contained in that musing is embarrassing and should have disqualified him on the spot. But he was endorsed by Trump, and that's all Trump's cultists need to know about any candidate.






Thanks to Trump, the Trumpublican Party now is proud to run a liar like Walker for a US Senate seat. And not one of them seems to care.


MORE HERE.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

"In Conference Call Before Riot, a Plea to ‘Descend on the Capitol"

BREAKING NEWS:


 "Trump told McConnell in Dec. 2020 that if Kemp decertified Biden’s win, PA and MI would follow. McConnell maintained strategic silence on Trump’s claims over fears that Trump would sabotage Loeffler and Perdue in the Georgia US Senate race. 

Trump’s private pitch to McConnell and a group of Senate Repubublican in December 2020: "If Governor Kemp flips and decertifies GA, PA and MI will follow suit and overturn Biden’s win." 

CNN:  "And Trump was certain he could subvert the election outcome, telling McConnell, then the Senate majority leader, and other top Republicans that he had personally been on the phone with officials in Pennsylvania and Michigan -- and they told him they would move to keep him in power, despite the results showing Biden had won their states."



McConnell knew of Trump's seditious plot. Trump told McConnell his plan to subvert the laws of the United States and install himself -- the loser of the election -- as POTUS for a second term.

McConnell said and did nothing!


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Jason Sullivan: "If we make the people inside that building sweat and they understand that they may not be able to walk in the streets any longer if they do the wrong thing, then maybe they’ll do the right thing,” Sullivan said, according to a recorded copy of the call obtained by the Times."

 


Go to the NYTimes link below and listen to Jason Sullivan talk about how to intimidate members of Congress into not certifying the electoral college vote, and listen to him brag how Trump will not let that happen because "he has principles."

You will hear in this voice recording how Trumpers planned to overthrow a free and fair election and illegitimately install Trump for a second term, against the will of the American people:



The New York Times

"One week before an angry mob stormed the Capitol, a communications expert named Jason Sullivan, a onetime aide to Roger J. Stone Jr., joined a conference call with a group of President Donald J. Trump’s supporters and made an urgent plea. 

 After assuring his listeners that the 2020 election had been stolen, Mr. Sullivan told them that they had to go to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 — the day that Congress was to meet to finalize the electoral count — and “descend on the Capitol,” according to a recording of the call obtained by The New York Times. 

 While Mr. Sullivan claimed that he was “not inciting violence or any kind of riots,” he urged those on the call to make their presence felt at the Capitol in a way that would intimidate members of Congress, telling the group that they had to ensure that lawmakers inside the building “understand that people are breathing down their necks.” 

 He also pledged that Mr. Trump was going to take action on his own; the president, he said, was going to impose a form of martial law on Jan. 6 and would not be leaving office.

'Biden will never be in that White House,' Mr. Sullivan declared. 'That’s my promise to each and every one of you.' ”





Jason Sullivan and the people on the damning call were planning on intimidating members of Congress, who would be exercising their Constitutional duties by certifying the 2020 election results, because they listened to and believed Trump's Big Lie.

Trump himself knew he lost the election, even though he continued to tell his gullible followers that it was stolen.

Trump is on video, admitting he "lost the election," and said so. don't believe me? 

Here he is:


Monday, April 11, 2022

DeSantis Threatens Voters in Georgia!

So now we have the governor of Florida warning the people of Georgia that a new "Cold War" will break out if they choose to vote for someone DeSantis does not like! 

 DeSantis, a little authoritarian Trumpublican threatened Americans against voting their choice for governor -- just like the a good little tyrant would -- or else!

Don't forget that he's what the Trumpublican sees as the future of this country: Bullying neighbors into NOT VOTING FOR THEIR CHOICE OR ELSE! 





 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Friday warned of a coming “Cold War” between Florida and Georgia if Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams wins the gubernatorial election in the latter state. 

During a press conference in Gulf County, located in northwest Florida, DeSantis referenced the ongoing Masters golf tournament in Georgia, using it as an apparent segue into discussing the state’s elections. DeSantis said he “really appreciates our Georgians” but that voters would have to “take care” of the 2022 election to prevent Abrams from winning. 

 “If Stacey Abrams is elected governor of Georgia, I just want to be honest, that will be a cold war between Florida and Georgia,” he said. “I can’t have [former Cuban communist leader Raul] Castro to my south and Abrams to my north, that would be a disaster. So I hope you guys take care of that and we’ll end up in good shape.”




BTW, the idiot governor of Florida doesn't know that Raul Castro is NOT the leader of Cuba? The leader of Cuba is Miguel Díaz-Canel.

And the words, "take care" are threatening words to the voters of Georgia who would exercise their right to vote for a candidate of THEIR choice, not the choice of the tyrannical governor of Florida.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

SATURDAY NIGHT DANCING

 

Your great-grandmother and grandfather could shake their bootys!




The Trump Family's Treachery Against the United States


Here's a text from Trump's son, Donald Trump, Junior, telling Trump's Chief of Staff how they can steal the election if Trump loses. This text was sent TWO days after the election, BEFORE the winner was declared.

But Hunter's laptop?

Holy Treachery! 


The former president's son is on record telling the president's CoS how they'll bypass the American people's decision on who the next president will be and install his father for a second term.


From the New York Times:


"Former President Donald J. Trump’s eldest son sent the White House chief of staff a text message two days after Election Day in 2020 that laid out strategies for declaring his father the winner regardless of the electoral outcome, people familiar with the exchange said on Friday. 

 The text, which was reported earlier by CNN, was sent two days before Joseph R. Biden Jr. was declared the winner of the election. The recipient, Mark Meadows, turned a cache of his text messages over to the House committee investigating the events leading up to the deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as the Electoral College results in Mr. Biden’s favor were being certified. 

 “It’s very simple,” Donald Trump Jr. wrote to Mr. Meadows on Nov. 5, 2020. He wrote at another point, “We have multiple paths We control them all.” 

 The message went on to lay out a variety of options that Mr. Trump or his allies ultimately employed in trying to overturn the results of the election, from legal challenges to promoting alternative slates of electors to focusing efforts on the statutory date of Jan. 6 for certification of the Electoral College results."





In any other time in my life, this story would have the American people running around with their hair on fire talking about how the FORMER GUY's son had plans to steal the election from the rightful winner, EVEN BEFORE A WINNER WAS DECLARED!

But Donald Trump's treachery, lies, and crimes are so numerous, we can hardly digest them in time to show our utter disgust and revulsion for what he's done to our republic.

Here's more evidence of the Trump family's malfeasance and plans to overthrow a free and fair election:



"The text message that Donald Trump Jr. sent to Mr. Meadows acknowledged that scenario, which was championed by a lawyer advising President Trump, John C. Eastman. 'We either have a vote WE control and WE win OR it gets kicked to Congress 6 January 2021,' the text message said."


They all belong in prison.