(Unretouched image courtesy Just Jared, who apparently has access to every paparazzi photo on Earth, and I do not.)
The Obamas and British Royalty defend against a direct kick from the 18.
Ronaldo makes this, I would have to say
Beckham does as well, bending it like he does, and with surgical precision.
Why are they grinning? This could cost us the game.
Politicians or Public Policy Wonks
What is the American Spy Community Capable of Doing?
Has this ever happened to you? You keep getting pop-ups from Outlook, the Microsoft email client, asking for your server password? It’s not a one and done, I give it the password and it keeps asking for it. We all know Microsoft makes buggy software, this is why they are fixed, or recalled, every month with patches (or much more euphemistically, “Windows Updates”). Still, the pop ups only occur as I begin writing something new, and of import. This has happened to you, right?
Still, is this the fault of Microsoft, or someone further up the chain of oppression exploiting a post-9/11 backdoor, like the boys in the NSA, or the FBI? Nah, no way, it’s just Microsoft screwing up again, right? Concerning domestic surveillance, and from a practical standpoint, does the CIA, NSA, and FBI, even need a warrant anymore? Is this just another Orson Welles, War of the Worlds, hoax? Well, no, I have enemies. We all do, mine are national ones though. I’m waiting for the tanks to roll up my driveway. 2/19/18.
I’m sure this has happened to you. You’re relaxing, listening to Youtubes, when you hear an explosion come out of your speakers. The very loud burst of volume I heard was from a male who said verbatim, “there are no words,” which is not typically heard in any conversation. I would really like to know how this happened.
I have enabled a Bluetooth speaker, but that has limited range, not beyond the house, and Bluetooth devices are usually used for output, I have no Bluetooth microphone for input. A woman next door knows stuff about computers, but this was not a woman’s voice, and she wouldn’t have an interest in pulling a prank on me anyway. A guy down the block has a radio tower in his backyard, but that’s airwaves, he cannot tap into my Ethernet lines. Youtube could send out an errant audio signal over the internet protocol, but why would the volume shoot up? Which leaves me with the two possibilities, one of which I’d really hate to consider. Verizon may have the means, but they wouldn’t have any motivation — they want to lose customers with rogue employees?
The only remaining possibility is that Uncle Sam has gone 1984, Big Brother is watching me, and he wants to give me a heart attack. Can my public goods provider, currently the American government in Washington DC, hack my PC? Which post 9/11 raises these questions: What does our government know about us personally, and how do they know it? Is it in their interests to stifle, or even silence, those who they see as ‘infidels’?... The GOP stole the election, what else did they intend on taking? 11/04/17... I would love to live in a place where if the American NSA spies hacked me, it would be an open act of war, because I would be a citizen of a country that does not have this reputation for spying — like Canada. 11/23/17.
The Truth about African Americans and Police Brutality
The police are often taken for granted, especially with recent events, but in any kind of weather they are outside in the elements, defusing threats to public safety, despite what would have to be extreme boredom and stress. They must see the worst of the human condition on a regular, even constant, basis. (This could all apply to firefighters, and the other first responders, as well.)
In some neighborhoods, I would have to imagine that a combat mentality exists between police and the Black community because of a steady stream of misinformation about the killings of Blacks who, truth be told, in most of the recent, infamous cases, were obvious threats to public safety, and had to somehow be stopped by both White and Black police officers. Here, the police are not on the side of the law-abiding, instead they have become the enemy.
The New York Times recently did a report on racially-motivated killings by police officers. They hardly tell the whole story. Police can be blamed outright, but the real evil is discrimination and segregation which created an underclass of impoverished African Americans. The poor are most often the ones committing crime because they need the cash. Because of racism, the poor in America are very often Blacks — hence more clashes with police.
If anything, this indicates police incompetence. It says nothing about a racial motivation. Police officers mostly join the Force to protect and serve, not to murder African Americans. What is most surprising is that the police kill hundreds of suspects every year, only these became high profile.
The killings here can be divided into separate categories: incompetence, justifiable self-defense, police brutality, or racism. Surprisingly, racism and brutality do not top the list in my estimation, the first two do. The exceptions being the Samuel DuBose, Laquan McDonald, and Freddie Gray murders...
Did I blow the call on the Walter Scott case? Michael Slage just received a twenty-year prison sentence while I sided with the police. Mr. Scott was high on drugs and was Tasered. There was debate as to whether the Taser was taken from Slage.
The problem with a layman’s survey of justice (or for anyone not part of the trial who questions the judicial process), is that one cannot tell if they are getting the same evidence as the grand jury — because more than likely, one never gets the full story. 12/09/17
|The Dead||Name of Officer||Race of Officer||Was the victim armed?||Was the victim Tasered?||Was the victim a danger to public safety?||Was the victim intoxicated?|
|Eric Garner||Kizzy Adoni, female supervising officer of arrest||Black||No||No||6ft. 3in. 350 lbs.; seemed to make a nuisance of himself; arrested more than 30 times since 1980||No, application of choke hold was excessive force by police, but not racism, and choke usually not deadly like a gun|
|Anthony Lamar Smith||Jason Stockley||White||Yes, or police kept a gun to plant on suspects||No||Involved in a high-speed chase after suspected drug deal, gun||No, but served prison time for dealing heroin|
|Terence Crutcher||Betty Shelby||White||Wouldn’t show hands||Yes||Left car running in middle of a busy road||His sister: “he had an ongoing drug problem”|
|Philando Castile||Jeronimo Yanez||Hispanic||Yes, why he was killed||No||52 minor traffic violations, carrying weapon||Smoking weed with 5-year-old in car|
|Samuel DuBose||Ray Tensing||White, Tensing was wearing a Confederate flag t-shirt beneath his police uniform at the time of shooting||No||No||License had been revoked||Carrying pot, to University of Cincinnati rent-a-cops, deadly force is fine|
|Sandra Bland||Brian Encinia||Hispanic||No||She was threatened with one, but no||Did she have a chip on her shoulder against cops? These days, this is common enough.||She didn’t know how a traffic stop escalated this far, hung herself in jail|
|Freddie Gray||Six||3 Blacks, 3 Whites||Switchblade||No||Fleeing unprovoked, and switchblade, neck broken by police||Drug offenses, but drugs not present here|
|Walter L. Scott||Michael Slager||White||Uncertain if Scott had taken the officer’s Taser||Yes||Fled being arrested, may have taken Taser||Cocaine & alcohol present at autopsy|
|Akai Gurley||Peter Liang||Chinese||No||No||24 prior, unrelated arrests, yet accidental shooting claimed by defense of rookie officer||Not a drug offense, just a stairwell patrol in the projects|
|Laquan McDonald||Jason Van Dyke||White||Knife with 3" blade used to cut patrol car's tire||Dyke almost shot on sight to backup cop’s disbelief||Suspect known to have mental health issues; Dyke had 20+ violations of police policy on his record though; Chicago Police Dept. often cited for mistreating minorities||Had PCP in bloodstream (still, how unbiased are the State’s reports, Angel Dust still sold?)|
|Michael Brown||Darren Wilson||White||6'4", 292 pounds, he was as big and as angry as a bear, and taken down like one||Reached for taser, dropped in favor of gun||Told to stop 10x, hit Ofc. Wilson in the face||Had THC in bloodstream|
The Donald Trump/James Comey Criminal Dossier
Trump wearing his trademark, “Make America Hate Again” baseball cap. Trump already has a long list of hateful policy: Charlottesville, Nazi appeasement; health care reform for the wealthy; tax reform for billionaires; most recently, making contraceptives optionally insured for companies run by religious crazies; and then, a favorite of mine, saying talk of gun control, post-Las Vegas, is inappropriate until the Twelfth of Never. Trump is making America hate again — way back to the Segregation days of the South. 10/08/17.
Well, the White House Press Corps wasn’t expecting this today. Trump sticking to his guns,
that the Charlottesville riot had “many sides” to blame. 8/17/17.
Why Donald Trump’s (and James Comey’s) Avatar is the Pig
The pig theme originates from this write-up on two kinds of pigs, James Comey and Donald Trump, FBI and capitalist. You can guess who is whom. There are some in our ranks who claim that if one thinks Trump is a criminal, then they are obviously a terrorist. If that is the way you think, then stop reading now, you don’t possess the intellectual capacity for comprehending this.
That’s because you just elected the untrustworthy guy behind P*ssygate, Trump-University-gate, No-income-tax-paid-gate, Russian-influence-gate, Trump-Tower-gate, Press-conference-gate, Sexual-assault-gate — and he hasn’t even released his taxes yet. America, you’ve been hoodwinked with the promise of White supremacy, and undeliverable prosperity — a promise with unemployment already at a historically low five percent.
Many Americans are wondering what they are doing in a country where half the people are so mentally deficient that they lack the discernment to realize that they elected, well, sad to say, that they elected a joker. Even Trump is beginning to see that Washington DC can be a very tough town for jokers and con men like the man behind half a dozen Trump-gates. Especially for those who never deserved to be our President from the outset.
All this is from someone who got into the White House on his claims that he could “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington. Politician, redeem thyself first. And while he’s at it, he needs to figure out a way of dealing with the press corp like a mature adult, and develop a non-acrimonious relationship with them. Most importantly, he needs to learn to accept criticism because America is not a corporation where he is CEO, and do all this instead of holing up in his Florida White House, Mar-a-Lago. Even if he cannot pull off being the dignified, U.S. figurehead-in-Chief, pretending he is one would make so much of a difference.
Trump has proven to be, at the very least, unscrupulous, argumentative, incompetent, duplicitous, and feckless, and this is why he must be kept so much in check. He is also developing a solid reputation for making up “alternative facts” to back his claims. If he wants any respect from American citizens, he needs to act Presidential, especially with his being candid and level-headed, and with his telling of the truth.
One always gets the impression that he’s selling Trump-branded something or other, in essence he’s trying to pass off a bad used car, or that he’s hard-selling suds or, most in keeping with his resumé, pawning off real estate in Florida.
To all the people who have been saying that what they need from their government is a public goods provider, specifically a medical insurance provider, it looks like Obamacare is not going anywhere, just sleazily being rebranded as Trumpcare, so Trump can get all the credit for it. Then we get to hear his low-class tout of that — like he cheaply touts anything else he can think of at the moment — and anytime we hear a national news broadcast.
Trump doesn’t seem to know how to function in a democracy. He only gives orders as he has in Trump Inc. Will he realize before it is too late that America is not part and parcel of his empire?
Trump has a rap sheet as long as listed here, and it is getting longer by the day — yet the press is scared stiff of him — just look at the black-out of Golden Shower-gate. Trump has the ability to incinerate all of humanity with a single press of a button. Shouldn’t he be vetted so we know he is squeaky, squeaky clean, and cannot be blackmailed by Russian intelligence? Shouldn’t we know all there is to know about him, and not be censored by our news organizations as has happened here with Golden Shower-gate?
Trump is privatizing the federal government, paving the way for entrepreneurs to “have in” to the United States Treasury. This is a slight exaggeration, but with his innovation office, he is reinventing government to be run like a business. There is an insurmountable problem here, businesses are only beholden to stockholders, those who would benefit as owners of new, American business-government enterprises.
Legitimate governments exist to benefit the people, not stockholders. They provide public goods that people cannot afford on their own such as road repair and national defense. The only reason businesses exist is to make cash, the only reason non dictatorial governments exist is to help people. Did Trump fail out of Wharton? His knowledge of the reasons there is governance is almost nonexistent. 3/27/17.
Trump is banning entrance of visa-holders to this country (at least temporarily) from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Not included among the seven is Saudi Arabia, which is where 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were citizens. Why won’t Trump block visas from the Saudis? Could it have anything to do with how wealthy and powerful they are? Or could it have anything to do with the fact that the majority-Muslim countries excluded from the ban do business with Trump?
In a land supposedly, and famously, with no preference for religious denomination, how does Trump’s Justice Department not see this as a violation of the First Amendment, and not impinge on practicing the religion of one’s choice?
How do we know Christians are safer than Muslims firing away assault rifles at innocent bystanders? If Trump had any sense, he would go after the guns themselves by repealing the Second Amendment, not the crazies pulling the triggers, and especially not go after the refugees with no hope at all, ones who only want a chance in life. 1/30/17.
Here is a measure of candor that I appreciated of Trump, he said that his messaging was a C minus, although of course he couldn’t resist giving himself an A plus for effort. When a President has protesters on the White House lawn practically everyday, then at least he can admit something is a bit askance in “Presentation of message and policy.”
Now I have new found respect for former President George W. Bush. He took Trump to task for shutting down press coverage, and admitted that the trappings of power were a very heady and corrupting brew. True, it may be impossible to forgive Bush for the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, unless you put the blame on who apparently was the main motivator of those bloody conflicts, former Vice President Dick Cheney. 2/28/17.
I figure I am allowed — Trump did something I liked. He said America has killers in the greatest reaches of power. Most Presidents pontificate about how great they are, how great America is, and meanwhile they carpet bomb the crap out of tiny, defenseless nations; think Lyndon Johnson, to a lesser extent, George W. Bush, and even Barack Obama harvested plenty of flesh with his drone warfare. The truth, even from Trump, one known for “alternative facts,” can be very refreshing. Chalk one up for Trump. 2/06/17...
Although what is also interesting about Trump’s remark was that it was made in defense of Vladimir Putin after Bill O’Reilly called the Russian leader, “a killer.” Politics has very few, if any, saints. 2/07/17.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, a free trade deal thought in certain circles as non-reciprocal to the U.S., was abandoned by Trump. This actually seems like a good thing, although the Other Letter Journalism & Investigative Team has held off reading the 5,600 page document due to staff budget and burnout concerns (no one else has read it either apparently, so no matter). Next up, a Supreme Court Justice pick that may end Roe v. Wade, and usher in a new age of coat hangers for newly illegal abortions. Remember, Trump said women who get abortions need to be punished. 1/23/17.
There is a possibility, however slight, that all the bluster, abrasiveness, and aggressiveness Trump used to get himself into the White House somehow dissipates. Being from New York and from the North, he isn’t saddled with all that fundamentalist Christian nonsense that other Presidents have had. Being strictly from a business background, he may (or may not) have a better sense of what drives the economy. If he can ever learn to deal with the press, and people in general, without entirely alienating them, he may have a shot at not being our worst President, one perhaps even worthy of the title, President of the United States of America. Because if Trump lets down the American people, things have only begun to get nasty for him. 1/22/17.
- Maybe Trump is better with money and economics than he is with people, hopefully much, much better; because the American ship of state has already entered dangerous waters just with his harsh dealings with people and organizations such as the press. 1/18/17.
Lock him up. Look at Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords. Then look at him try to short change the average American with health care wheeling and dealing. The Donald will make the case that even though he is a bastard in bed with Big Business, he is no phony. He believes in getting himself, and all his golf partners at his Mar-a-Lago resort, much, much wealthier. You can call him an icy SOB with no regard for anyone besides himself, or those he has use for, but he will claim you cannot call him a phony...
Trump thinks he is real as rain (or at least now, rain with coal soot), except why did he fire FBI Chief Comey? Why is Trump so awkwardly and overwhelmingly aggressive with women? Why are there four branches of government — the FBI, a Special Prosecutor, and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees — investigating his involvement, along with several other of his associates, in getting Russia to rig a national election? Well, only phonies cannot reveal their tax returns before entering the greatest office in the land. What does that make him?
This sounds much more like duplicity than sincerity. He was, and is, a very real, capitalist pig, one who relishes sending people to the unemployment line. Just witness his joy in yelling “You’re fired!!!” on the lowly game show he hosted as his personal springboard, The Apprentice. 5/31/17.
Trump doesn’t want to allow the public to see the visitor log at the White House as Obama did. Except for a few exceptions, like visiting school children of Barack’s daughter, the public was allowed to see its government at work under Obama. So what is Trump hiding now? I thought he was supposed be the President who “drained the swamp,” with transparent governance.
At the Democratic Party Convention last year, Khizr Khan spoke of Trump’s hypocrisy. Mr. Khan is a Muslim Gold Star father who lost his son in combat fighting for America. Mr. Khan made the point that Trump hadn’t read the United States Constitution, our governing framework, and the socialite executive did not understand what was in it. Looking at Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-Planned Parenthood, anti-environment, and pro-everything Big Business stances, you just know he doesn’t abide by the Constitution, and he is not “by and for the people.” 4/16/17.
“Make America Hate Again!” — the Trump battle cry, has hit a major stumbling block. With the full cooperation of both the Executive Branch and both Houses of Congress, the meaner and nastier health care bill, the core of Trump’s Presidential campaign, still came up completely empty. Trump thought a health care plan without basic benefits and denying coverage to 24 million Americans would be marketable. Then he could unload it on America so he could afford his new tax cuts.
The Republicans want to turn back the clock to before Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal. The Republicans have no interest in the social safety net created to deal with economic calamity such as the Great Depression. Congressional Republicans’ sole mission in public service is to handsomely pay back the wealthy who got them inside the Capitol building in the first place.
Without money he was going to lift from health care, Trump now has to scrounge around like a rodent to figure out where he can get mean green for his tax cuts. He’s still looking for new ways how he will rob ill Peter to pay well-off Paul. The Blowhard-in-Chief said this was now or never on his health care proposal, so this means it’s never, he’s done shoving cheap medical care down Americans’ throats. Except words for Trump have no meaning, they only mean what he feels they mean at the time he said them. 3/24/17.
Trump is trying to jam through his Supreme Court nomination, suggesting Republican Senate Majority Leader Bitch McConnell “go nuclear,” abandon protocol, and require only a majority, instead of a 60-vote plurality as is custom. Meanwhile, the Republican Senate shut down the selection process of Obama’s pick for Justice for almost a year. I would suggest to Minority Leader Charles Schumer that turnabout is not only fair play, it is the only way to keep these foul, immoral Republicans in line. 2/02/17.
Trump just reversed two more executive actions of Obama’s, by setting the Dakota Access Pipeline back into motion — the one with all the protests of Native Peoples — and reauthorizing the Keystone pipeline. Aren’t we supposed to be moving away from our dependence on polluting fossil fuels, and towards renewable energy like solar, wind, and hydroelectric? Won’t this have us more indebted in the wrong direction? Sure, Big Oil will do fine, and there will be a temporary spike in jobs for pipe-builders (once construction ends, there will be a pitiful, 35 new jobs created, and an ecological disaster in the making), but what is more important, their short-term profits, or our long-term livelihoods? Whose side is this Trump on anyway? Is this just window dressing, or does he have any legislation of lasting impact? That’s funny, when all the protesting was going on in the Dakotas, I don’t remember Trump saying his intention was to build the oil pipeline on Indian lands. Trump must be two-faced. 1/24/17.
President Obama is closing no-visa access to Cubans and replacing it with a lottery system. But we, as Americans, can, must, and will, do more. That’s why I am proposing — and all you real Americans out there will join me — in building a wall around Cuba. That’s right, keep out the Cubans.
They take away our jobs, they lower the standard of living of every one of us, and above that, they know little about Western hygiene, so they rarely bathe. Cubans actually smell worse than Mexicans, if that’s even possible. What is much more important, is that they rape and steal more than Mexicans, honest, they do, I know this.
Dear Mister Trump, while you are building a wall around Mexico, seriously, I mean seriously, consider building a wall where it really matters, around Cuba. Just as Texas is next door to Mexico, Cuba is next door to Miami and Southern Florida. Mister Trump, do what is right for Southern Florida, BUILD A CUBAN WALL!!! The retirement community here needs safety. Thank you. 1/13/17.
While America is the World’s most revered plutocracy, where billionaires decide their own legal code, can President-reject Trump still claim he is not required to divest his assets, as former President Bush did willingly with a similar fortune? Trump and his people claim he cannot sell them off, but why can’t he put them in trust for his one term in office? Well, we know why, Trump is a plutocrat so what we say does not matter, it is his money.
Yet there is a third option, why not just change management to disinterested parties outside his family, those who have no connection whatsoever with King Trump? The problem is solved, except if Trump is seeking to abuse his Presidential power for his own personal gain, then he can never abide by this. Trump needs to decide if he is looking out for the American people, or for his financial statements; and so far, he’s chosen the latter over the former. 1/12/17.
Trump campaigned on draining the swamp of corruption in Washington. Unfortunately, his installation into the Beltway makes him the worst of the lot, and he hasn’t even been inaugurated yet. He had to pay off those being ripped off by his bogus Trump University to the tune of twenty-five million dollars, and he has yet to reveal (and never will) that he has not paid a dime in taxes in years.
Then, his latest sleight of hand, “saving” half of an A/C manufacturing workforce (and we know how important manufacturing is in the 21st Century) from going to Mexico, by paying off a global conglomerate seven million dollars. Now corporations understand how to steal from Washington: Threaten moving jobs overseas or South of the border, and pick up a hefty, seven-figure, U.S. Treasury check from Uncle Sam.
Plus, if he wants to stay in Manhattan so much at a cost to NYC of a million dollars a day, he should have ran for mayor and not effing President. Have Ms. Clinton take residence in the White House, where she belongs sans Comey’s Server-gate, since he doesn’t even want to live there. 12/02/16.
- Day Four still, folks, The New York Times writes today that Trump is hiring lobbyists and Washington insiders, when this is the exact thing he promised he would not do. 11/12/16.
- Day Four of a Trump Presidency. During the campaign, Trump’s people denied talking with the Kremlin, the ones responsible for the downing of a Ukrainian jet-liner, terrorist-style, but that’s not what Putin’s office said yesterday. Hillary’s camp has steadfastly denied involvement as well, but Moscow said nothing at all about her. 11/12/16.
- President-reject Trump wants us to be fair with him. Ever notice how Trump expects things from America, but never himself. By now, we deserve an apology for his p*ssy-grabbing, Gold Star family and POW-disparaging remarks, in addition to his two death threats against Hillary. We’re only treating him based on what he’s stated so far. If he wanted to be treated fairly he should’ve treated the American people fairly, especially women, Latinos and Blacks, and done so from day one. 11/11/16.
- America cannot wait to see Trump’s tax returns. He promised the voters would see them, as soon as they get out of audit. What could he possibly be afraid that they’d reveal? Trump has said he has nothing to hide, so if we see his tax returns a little late, no big deal. We are all so curious about this Atlantic City table runner... 11/09/16.
Junior Trump thought she had mud to smear on Hillary Clinton: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.” “You” is the social-climbing, Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, who ultimately had no dirt on Hillary Clinton in the summer of 2016, much to Donald the Juniors profound dismay. Well, this is only more proof that the Trumps are sleazy, but none yet that they are actual criminals. The First Family is morally bankrupt, but they really don’t care, they have tons of money, and now just as much power. The real travesty is that Russia did not throw the election against Ms. Clinton, but that FBI head honcho James Comey did.
The one who ended Hillary’s election chances was Comey with his Server-gate rumor, with perfect timing eleven days before the election. Until that time, Trump was back to shilling gambling halls in Jersey because of his P*ssy-gate. The Department of Justice doesn’t understand moral ambiguity, and even though Comey looks clean, by throwing the election, he threw an entire nation into turmoil. The worst part is, they talk proudly of Comey in the media, the one who hatched Server-gate eleven days before 11/08/16, and the one who tried much harder to please his new boss than anyone realizes (and distance himself from his “blown” summer of 2016, Hillary investigation). He was either tragically stupid, or was just as tragically evil. 7/11/17.
Trump fired Comey just as his Russian-Trump Campaign collusion investigation was getting under way. Trump claimed that Comey was fired because he botched the Ms. Clinton Server-gate rumor mill that got Trump into the White House. The huge hole in that alibi was that that the mill wrapped up on 10/28/16, and Comey’s firing was six months later. Even more importantly, was that Trump benefited immensely from Server-gate, it made him President, why would he ever fire Comey because of it?
Trump also attempted to obstruct an investigation by Comey of Michael Flynn, a Trump campaigner, who had dealings with Russians occupying official positions. Trump’s obstruction of justice there, is yet more evidence of impeachable, even criminal, offenses (Trump apologists are popping up everywhere, but he has already stained his Presidency irreparably — at this point, the Democrats could win the White House in 2020 with a ticket of Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny). 5/18/17.
Trump blames Comey’s handling of Server-gate for the FBI Chief’s firing, which Comey hasn’t been involved with since 10/28/16, when he revealed he was re-investigating Ms. Clinton. This benefited Trump immensely, it gave him the election in fact, and the charges proved to be groundless.
Then why is Trump firing him now? The Russian inquiry is in full swing, and Trump does not want that to get too far. A negative evaluation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions was the stated reason for Comey’s dismissal. Still, Comey was working on any Russian influences on the Trump campaign, which Sessions had to recuse himself from because he had contacts in Moscow.
This is nearing Nixonian proportions, Trump won’t bounce back from this. His tenure as wealth accumulator in Chief at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is history. America will be great again once the Donald and Melania are forced to vacate the White House. 5/10/17.
TRUMP FIRES FBI DIRECTOR COMEY!!! But why? Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wonders: ‘Why now? Why not in January? Could it be unraveling Russia-gate?’ No, Chuck, you know why, it is because Comey, a Republican, just testified before Congress that ruining Ms. Clinton’s chance for the Presidency made him, and I quote, “Mildly nauseous” — just mildly nauseous, not sent into a suicidal death spiral, but “mildly nauseous.” He went on to say he “Would make the same decision,” and mess with the American electorate just as badly one more time.
Trump is covering Comey’s tracks by firing him. If Comey ever ‘spills the beans,’ and comes clean regarding his Server-gate rumor mill, one delivered eleven days before the election, everyone will just believe that Comey implicating Trump is his petty retaliation for being fired. While a Russia-blackmailed Trump Presidency is bad enough, the election fraud was done by Comey, not Putin, Hillary Clinton even said so. Where’s Shakespeare when you need him to write another King Lear? 5/09/17.
On this Tuesday, your tax return is due. You jump through hoops for a few days trying to figure out tax code deliberately kept obscure and send out an accounting statement whose complexity may rival that of Fortune 500 corporations. You worry you’ll be arrested for tax evasion, when all the while, the U.S. government has the same tax documents that you are looking at to prepare this 1040 exercise. If they didn’t, how would they ever know you had cheated?
If worse comes to worse, find solace in how embarrassing the tax return of the President of the United States must be, because he keeps it under lock and key, hidden from the World. Wiki-Leaks, who worked in Trump’s favor during the campaign by implicating the Democratic National Committee (yet nothing stuck), is not an equal opportunity hacker — they just can’t seem to dig up his return. 4/16/17.
Trump’s taxes for the year 2005 were released, and given the circumstances of their release, these were cherry-picked as his best tax filing year of the past fifty. They were leaked, most likely by Trump himself. We have yet to hear Trump shudder in Twitter horror over the release, and we never will, this was one of his few clean returns. If his 2016 returns, or the years leading up to his weaseling into the White House, were “leaked,” he would cry bloody murder. Those returns will more than likely never be available, because if they were not indicting, they would have already been released as reason to vote for Trump.
Before Trump pulled this tax return nonsense, no Presidential candidate played tax return hide and seek with the American public. He is hiding something that if uncovered, will end his Presidency, or castrate any potency usually inherent with the Oval Office. Rachel Maddow, now Trump’s shill, and TV ratings whore, gave Trump new legitimacy by “revealing” them on her little show, even though they are obviously hardly representative of his tax situation.
Ms. Clinton offered her returns going back to 1977, Trump has shown how reticent he is about offering any of his. This guy is a tax fraud. Trump has never, and never will, pay his civil levy in full. Trump claimed he couldn’t reveal his return because they were “in audit” (what does this mean, they’re unfinished, or as per the usual for the IRS, flagged for illegalities?) Except every return going back to 1977 cannot be in audit, audits are for the prior year. Trump has to finally concede the tax cheat card. 3/18/17.
If America finally does see Trump’s tax return, it already looks like he did not pay any tax, just as the New York Times reported. This would be possible when his businesses are failing, and thus he could write off all his losses. Then his only qualification for the greatest office in the land as Chief Executive and Commander in Chief is not as a successful businessman, but as a game show host. 1/21/17.
Think about this for a minute: Trump won’t reveal his taxes. Now, why would that be? Obviously it’s because he has paid no taxes; and why hasn’t he paid any taxes? Because, surprise, surprise, Atlantic City, his claim to fame, is a ghost town. He’s been taking huge hits on his properties. How else did he get the massive credit to not pay tax? Then did he run for President to do good for his fellow Americans? Or did he need the positive public relations, the good PR, to keep his “empire” afloat? When he visits corporations as a fellow CEO, yet also as President, on his little humanitarian missions to save jobs, didn’t it occur to him that they may not be an even keel with him anymore, at all? Trump does seem to go for the power trips. Until a politician shows you that they are worthy of your respect, you have no reason to show them any at all. 1/12/17.
Welcome to the U.S. of A., the land of the Trump mafia. Donald won’t pay his taxes, he won’t divest his assets and put them into a blind trust, so he can carry on shady, pay-to-play patronage deals between American government constituents, and Trump, Inc.; and he shakes down women, the latest revelation being he’s likely into golden showers. The Donald is Shakedown Street — DUMP TRUMP!!! Impeach him, and let him fight to get his game show hosting job back from Arnold Schwarzenegger. 1/11/17.
At the Other Letter, we are always looking for news stories that no one has uncovered, so we were over the moon when we got this back from our Ivanka Trump Freedom of Information Act Request. In 1998, Donald Trump was arrested for molesting his own daughter, Ivanka. Ivanka would not file charges, but legal experts said they wouldn’t stick anyway because of the Federal Treasury Substantial Contributor Proviso of the penal code.
Under that statute, any CEO bringing in over ten million dollars in revenue for one year effectively has a get out of jail free card that can be redeemed at any time for any offense. Trump could have applied the Substantial Taxpayer Proviso, but Ivanka, fearing she’d be locked out of the family fortune, took one up the skirt for the team instead. 12/11/16.
- America is just beginning to realize they elected a shape-shifting, chameleon jackass blissfully ignorant of the U.S. Constitution (America’s worst not best), for the greatest office in the land. At last it is beginning to enter into Middle America’s consciousness that Trump is both a cheap buck education fraud, and a shyster tax fraud. 11/10/16.
- This is just another aside from the file of those lawless Trumps. Melania was first here in the States illegally. If the Donald really wants to clean up immigration, he should start at the top (or the bottom, depending on how one looks at it), and deport the First Model, Melania, back to her native Slovenia. Of course, the Donald only plays hardball with everyone else, especially Mexicans, he will never play rough with the source of his fellatio. 11/20/16.
- Trump just settled for $25 million over the Trump University fraud lawsuit. He admitted no wrongdoing, so then, I guess, he just likes to give away millions of dollars for no good reason. Notice how he waited ten days after the election before he would agree to the settlement. One day, he will be branded across his forehead, “In $ We Trust.” Who is the corrupt candidate now? Is Hillary paying fines of that size? — of any size at all? 11/18/16.
- Trump says he will not take a salary as President. Well, if he did, wouldn’t he have to disclose his return with White House staff, and not just his people? We know how much he is loath to divulge any of his sources of income, or his accounting methods. 11/10/16.
- We are only three days into the Trump Presidency, and already it is tainted with corruption. Chris Christie, Capo of New Jersey, has been removed from the transition team, because of his involvement with Bridgegate. 11/11/16.
Am I the only one that finds Donald Trump to not be a nice person at all? Obama was almost always congenial and sympathetic, whereas Trump is almost invariably rude and brusque. So far, Trump’s concerns are rarely those besides his own. Sure, he’ll make stabs at including coal miners in his agenda, but most of the time he’s enabling the rich to more and greater wealth.
The boss he portrayed on The Apprentice, the one yelling, “You’re fired!,” is no act. He has shown he relishes hurting others. How did half the American electorate ever look favorably on his candidacy for President? 6/03/17.
- One of the many reasons Trump rubs people the wrong way, is that he is obviously so insincere and hypocritical about, well, everything. As a President, he never acts like a noble one. Republican voters were hoodwinked into thinking crudeness was populism. 4/16/17.
Our current President has a mental illness, he is a paranoid schizophrenic, or at the very least, has delusions of being persecuted. He said yesterday — and slanderously, because he offers no evidence — that Trump Tower was wiretapped by then President Obama during last Fall’s election season. Trump, in more of his infamous Tweets, claimed Obama was a “Bad (or sick) guy!” Rosie O’Donnell suggested he needed treatment, and what do you know, here’s proof that she was right. 3/04/17.
To all those budding, wannabe assassins, thinking an attempt on ol’ orange head is worth it: Think again. True, the P*ssy-grabber-in-Chief just did the unheard of and shut his press conferences to non-Right Wing media outlets.
And true, his Cabinet has: a woman who wants private schools for the wealthy to be publicly funded; a racist Attorney General charged with protecting civil rights; and an Environmental Protection Agency head who sued the organization he now heads over a dozen times. Sure, he’s made some creepy moves, one being taking away the rights of transgender students.
Even more appalling, is that he lost the popular vote; and that his FBI Chief, James Comey, with his Server-gate rumor mill, threw that cold bastard the election. So, when they have “Not my President,” President Day marches, they know of whom they march.
As much as you think he deserves to be rubbed out, and he may be our most unpopular President ever, he’ll be done in four years. If you cannot wait that long, just think if you can take a Secret Service return fire bullet. You would go into a coma, and die. Unless you go for the BS of seventy-two virgins waiting for you up in Heaven, you are buried and forgotten.
If somehow you are not gunned down, and not spared of execution by a bloodthirsty administration, you spend your life in prison. A little less glory than you thought, eh? Don’t bother, he’ll get his — eventually... Of course, if he gets America into a war, that makes martyrdom for those lost in battle much more tempting...
For Trump and his cronies, government is not a public goods provider, making available all for the individual that which they cannot afford independently, like Interstates, the post office, and defense. Instead, here, government is quickly becoming all that can be manipulated in the powerful’s favor without regard for others. To the victors go the spoils, not for all Americans, but for wealthy, White Americans, and for cruel, White Americans. That’s who the power-exploiters at the helm are, and who guards the flanks, of our Executive and Legislative Branches of government today. 2/02/17.
Donald Trump comes across as so abrasive, so crude, and even so low class, that one wonders if he needs to go to a finishing school of some kind or another. Trump is just like the pushy carney who preys upon the ignorant. Instead of letting his deeds speak for themselves, all he does is shamelessly and inaccurately promote his Administration, and is argumentative every step of the way. Trump is so aggressive, and so decidedly not laid back, is he readying himself for a heart attack? 1/21/17.
This is not fiction, this just happened: A former California Governor and the President-elect exchange heated words about game show ratings of a reality broadcast that the former is emcee-ing now, and the latter has emcee-ed. In Trump’s Tweets on the matter, he has a new title for himself, “...the ratings machine, DJT...”
This has add further grist for the rumor mill that the President-elect is entirely mad, and that a military junta is preparing in the wings set to take over America, and nuke Iran and China, but not necessarily in that order. Welcome to American reality in 2017, full of disheartening possibility. 1/06/17.
The President of the United States sends out his foreign policy directives on Twitter, which is a SMS messaging system designed for the numeric keypads of cell phones. 1/05/17.
- The Donald Trump/James Comey Criminal Dossier — because if you smell a rat, there is one somewhere, even when it’s in the highest offices of Washington. Stop in regularly, as I dissect the moves of this country’s worst President. Worse than Tricky Dick, worse than Reagan, this is Trumpaggedon. Trump is going to make GW Bush sound like a choir boy. Those three at least feigned a moral, humanitarian core. The Donald doesn’t have a conscience, he can’t have one, because that part of his brain has been compromised through extremely unusual privilege. 11/10/16.
- Other Letter is in great company. Hillary Clinton, herself, blames the election loss on FBI Chief, James Comey, a traitor of the highest order. 11/12/16... Trump wants to keep Comey on board, although opposed to the other Cabinet appointments, he is hesitant with this one. Trump just needs to make sure he cannot be indicted for throwing the election, so he has stated he needs to discuss matters with him first. 11/14/16... Obama cannot even come to Ms. Clinton’s assistance, because he was the one who hired the FBI scum. 11/18/16.
Day Five of the Beginning of the End of the World — On 60 Minutes tonight, President Donald said he will work hard at repealing Roe v. Wade, giving women’s right over their bodies to the States. When asked what women should do who require an abortion, he said pray real hard, or more likely, go to an adjoining State, or if you live anywhere in the South, take the Greyhound to New York.
How can this Loser-in-Chief be so wrong, about so many things? Trump also said he has not decided whether or not to keep Comey. It all depends if Ms. Clinton can garner support from shell-shocked Congressional Democrats to have him hung from a big, oak tree, as half of America really needs right now.
About that wall Trump keeps promising, the one to be paid by Mexicans? Well, there will be segments of fences instead, as Trump has finally come off the hard stuff, and is readjusting with reality back on Planet Earth. 11/13/16.
- Trump has essentially handed over the reins of the military to his Generals, who would love nothing more than to exercise their “rusty” troops with more seek and destroy missions. The Mother of All Bombs shelling of Afghanistan by his Generals is further proof that he believes in military autonomy. While not admitting he approved the strike, he would admit: “What I do is I authorize my military” — he is essentially out of the loop as to day-to-day tactics, tee off reservations at Mar-a-Lago have much greater importance. When the Armed Forces have free rein, and they have issue with their Commander-in-Chief (who doesn’t these days?), is there the possibility of a military coup being launched? 4/16/17.
- With the campaign over, Trump’s Chief Advisor, Stephen Bannon and his inflammatory rhetoric are no longer needed. Bannon looks as though he may be phased out of his role soon enough. Following a curt assessment of Bannon by Trump, how long does the Donald want his enemies list to be? Trump may be seeking legitimacy, not Bannon’s alt-Right, neo-Fascism — and a departure from the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue freak show presented thus far. 4/16/17.
With the Rex Tillerson/Exxon Secretary of State nomination, the fear for much of America is if we were just involved in a Big Business takeover of America. Tillerson has no diplomatic experience whatsoever, he only knows oil wells. Tillerson’s Exxon lost hundreds of millions in U.S. sanctions over Russian annexation of the Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. Putin could carpet bomb the Ukraine and Tillerson would be waving on the Russkies for more. Uncle Sam, meet your new best buddy, Comrade Putin. 1/23/17.
Why can’t President Obama, and the rest of the former Presidents, just boycott Trump’s Inauguration tomorrow? The new Oval Office occupant is a known misogynist, and racist. Trump’s Cabinet has an Education Secretary who wants to end public education to benefit the wealthy; an Environmental Protection Agency Chief who is in bed with the oil companies; and an Attorney General, who is supposed to protect our rights, yet has called African American attorneys, “boys.” If the former Presidents had real cojones, not just Obama, but all the rest appearing with gritted teeth (Bushes aren’t happy with Trump either), they wouldn’t even attend this charade, one that installs the protector and exalter of the rich, at the expense of everyone else. 1/19/17.
- Trump needs a second opinion regarding blacked-out, Golden Shower-gate and fake news. His Chief Counsel, Stephen Bannon, founded Breitbart.com, a news outlet devoted to fake news. If Trump spoke to Bannon, I’m sure they would both agree that fake news has a very important place in mainstream journalism.
Why are our news organizations deciding what we can and cannot know about? They are the gatekeepers to information, and not the literate public? 1/13/17.
- Trump will be able to get off easy when his henchmen, his Cabinet, can do all the dirty, misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic, and racist work. Many of his picks have a record of pushing just that kind of reprehensible, low-blow, pro-big business, alt-Right (read neo-Nazi) agenda. 1/03/17.
Alt-right is a euphemism for alt-Nazi, the newest incarnation of Nazism, offering self-worth for the loser racist. Playing up White, Christian supremacy is how tabloid rag Breitbart operates, and how its CEO, and Trump Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon gleefully plies his trade. 12/11/16.
Breitbart News, proponent of the less than hard fact news paradigm, and led by Trump’s Chief Strategist, Stephen Bannon, is now an advertiser with the Other Letter. As a public service, he has a few words to share with us about where this country is going:
To Hell in a hand basket!!! Ha, ha!!! Just kidding. Ha, ha!!! In the next few months, Muslims will be deported en masse back to Iran via cargo ship. Most will not make it to their homes there alive. If you are thinking of having an abortion, start thinking about having it in Canada, because you won’t be having it here. We will finally indict the Clintons, both of them, for trafficking children out of a DC pizzeria, into barnyard animal porn. Jews will be exterminated, but not the way lame-ass Hitler did it. They will all be roasted, one-by-one, like pigs on a spit. All those in the favor of Jesus the Christ, the Whites that is, will be given semi-automatic handguns by Uncle Sam to fight off the Arabs in the end times — which are nearer than you know, but we know...
Welcome aboard, Stephen. 12/09/16.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a Big Oil shill, has been nominated to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a climate change denier, which to those in scientific circles is as outrageous as being a Holocaust denier. Then, just for kicks, El Trumpo appointed Andy Puzder, a fast food executive, to determine the minimum wage as Labor Secretary, and he is openly against raising it.
Trump needs to get it out of his offensive and antagonistic pinhead that he should not be benefiting billionaires, this is not his job. His job is to protect everyone else from these predatory, strong-arm capitalists. He is a representative of the people, not his country club. 12/08/16.
Prior to becoming Vice President-reject Pence, the Veep-reject believed in forcing women who exercise their reproductive rights to bury the fetus. Yet the Right-to-Forced-Parenthooders claim abortion is death, and those aborting, just murderers.
So now Pence is mulling over a new option, making the mother who just had the abortion eat the fetus, with armed military officers equipped with AK-47 assault rifles lurking around her kitchen table, making sure Mom finishes up her meal. Then, of course, because Mom is a murderer, she will be given lethal injection to finish her punishment. Pence wants to make his Pope so proud, and now he has. 12/01/16.
Donald the Clown is now in a tough spot regarding the picking of a Secretary of State. Mitt Romney is very qualified, and he has a clean criminal record, but all during the campaign he said how much he despised Trump.
A second candidate, General Daniel Patraeus, actually has a criminal record, at least for a misdemeanor resulting from passing classified information to his girlfriend, a biographer, with whom he was having an adulterous affair. So here Trump would be hiring someone who illegally passed secrets.
This is unlike Hillary, who Donald berated all through the campaign as being indiscreet with the same privileged information, but against whom the FBI had no evidence, and so ultimately, FBI Chief Comey couldn’t convict her of anything at all — no matter how hard he tried, and he did try to nail Ms. Clinton at every opportunity.
Whoever wins the seat, the Donald promises to parade out each contestant bikini-clad along with the winner, because “The second choice will assume the duties of Secretary of State if for some reason the winner cannot fulfill her duties and responsibilities...” 11/29/16.
Our next Attorney General, charged with looking out for the civil liberties of every American, looks to follow in the Grand Old Party tradition of the KKK. AG candidate, Jeff Sessions, is the current Senator from Alabama and has said some twisted and wholly inappropriate things. For instance, he refers to the American Civil Liberties Union and the N.A.A.C.P. as “un-American” for “trying to force civil rights down the throats of people.” Sessions has also referred to a Black attorney as a “boy.”
For you aspiring takers-downers of the Cabinet, you cannot take down what is already dead. I hear they give prison sentences of upwards of a year for such activity. Words for the wise from all your friends at Other Letter, don’t bother carrying opposite them in Cabinet meetings, you may be taken out. 11/17/16.
Day Seven in Trump-atollah’s Sharia — I’m going to need to switch to shorthand for the latest in Trump malfeasance, I don’t have the time for all this chronicling. I cannot contribute much in this space anyway, because there is now a media feeding frenzy by, well, everyone, on Trump’s hypocrisy, corruption (FBI Chief’s Comey throwing the election), ill graces or meanness, and untenable idiocy...
That said: Mike Rogers, national security matters, hands back the reins, no reason given... Matthew Freedman, who had ties to Eighties Philippine dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, is out, reason not stated... A State Department official, Eliot A. Cohen, Republican, non-Trumper, concerning Trump transition team and what he thought could be his role in it: “changed my recommendation: stay away. They’re angry, arrogant, screaming ‘you LOST!’ Will be ugly.” 11/15/16.
Day Six — Trump selected his Chief Counsel and Strategist. He is Stephen Bannon, who owns a far-right media conglomerate, Breitbart.com. The journalists at rag Breitbart only qualify as such in the broadest sense of the word, and have quite different standards of excellence from the New York Times. They make tabloid New York Post look like Pulitzer Prize winners.
Washington Post columnist, Anne Applebaum, was criticized for being Jewish. Here is a recent whitewash headline from his Breitbart.com, counterpoint to our new Chief Counsel’s slams against Jews: “Stephen K. Bannon: Friend of the Jewish People, Defender of Israel.”
Bannon’s Breitbart even had the — not audacity, the sickness — to report that President Lyndon Johnson boarded Air Force One drunk, and dropped nuclear weaponry on the United States. Breitbart dutifully reported that the bombs did not go off. Is it more frightening that this crap would be written, or that anyone in America believes it?
Facts are at a major premium in this alt-right, extreme right tabloid cum pulp fiction. Yet we could all learn a lesson or two in scot-free libel from Bannon. Did you know that he loves to drink like a fish, and he groped his two daughters in front of their mother? Just kidding. 11/14/16.
For all those thousands hoping to sandbag Trump, I don’t mean to give you the wrong idea, but Vice President Mike Pence seems like a fine, warm, upstanding individual, and an effective, conciliatory legislator — nudge, nudge, wink, wink... Actually, he stands for all Trump does, but he shoots off his mouth less often... 11/09/16.
Pence is anti-gay to the extent that government should not spend money on AIDS prevention but preventing people from becoming gay. He also believes fetuses need to be buried by the mother who aborted them. They are both big-time losers, grit your teeth for four years. 11/12/16.
Lilo is gearing up to become the next Sarah Palin. Lindsay Lohan, a child actress in two Disney films, is telling everyone how wonderful she thinks Trump is... She should read more New York Times, and watch less fascist, Saturday morning cartoons like Fox and Friends. Lindsay, Trump is a climate change denier; he doesn’t respect women; refusing health care to the poor is not an issue with him; Trump is crass, ill-mannered, and surprisingly poorly bred; he hates Muslims (with his travel ban, all your Quran-reading friends will never come to this country); and he is the first President ever to hide his tax returns from the public. We are all extremely disappointed in you, Lindsay. 7/05/17.
Bono spoke in favor of Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, congratulating him on his role in combating the HIV/AIDS crisis. Pence by the way is the one who supports burying aborted fetuses — or as he says, funerals for murdered wee ones. He also ended Planned Parenthood in Indiana. I thought rock ’n’ rollers were supposed to be cool, but not this one apparently. That is unless Bono is misinformed, but the Trump admin is known everywhere for their lack of compassion, even on Bono’s Emerald Isles. As for Other Letter chill, we’re just closing ranks. 2/23/17.
The great folks at Other Letter’s Good Samaritan Literacy Squad will be sending newspaper subscriptions to stars and starlets who have lost all contact with reality. These include: Oprah, Matt McConaughey, Steve Harvey, Kanye, Kim Kardashia, Bob DeNiro, and Harvey Weinstein (see their inanities listed below). Our Squad is certain that if they were actually exposed to legitimate media (not Chief Counsel Stephen Bannon’s digital rag, Breitbart.com), they would form real, valid opinions. They would reconnect with reality in entirely new ways, and they would lead others down the primrose path of sanity, and good government. Plus, they would no longer indicate their gross ignorance with comments like, “Get behind Trump, give it to him like he needs it.” 2/02/17.
Unlike those here protecting their economic livelihood, and playing both sides of the fence like Nicole Kidman must, Matthew McConaughey feels: “It’s Time for Us to Embrace” the Trump Presidency. If I am not mistaken, Matt is a stoner, which would explain his abandon of reason, temporary and/or permanent. Plus, Kidman is a movie star, McConaughey only models underwear. 2/02/17.
Steve Harvey, the Black host of a game show (perhaps not so coincidentally like the Donald’s Apprentice was), just met with Trump at Obama’s suggestion. This is how you know Washington is just a gentleman’s club where everyone with power is interconnected with everyone else. If you are outside the loop, you have no say in government. It is so inbred, the federal power structure. Now, everyone wants to get their snout in the Trump trough. Principles mean nothing at all. 1/13/17.
Nicole Kidman joins the Trump side. Nicole, who ostensibly backs the rights of women, also backs a businessman-cum-politician who is anything but in favor of women’s rights. Trump even said that women who get an abortion need to be punished. 1/11/17.
On second thought, Ms. Kidman may be protecting her economic future by not indicating sure preference vis-à-vis Trump. Politics is a dangerous road to travel for anyone in Hollywood. Showing any bias without tempering one’s views can ruin careers. 1/19/17.
Kanye met with Trump yesterday. They are two frauds with a slickness in common — which is a kind of a talent, like a safe cracker. One’s acumen is not paying taxes, and cheating the IRS; the other’s is pretending that they have any musical ability. Kanye will be releasing a new “rapper,” and it goes something like this: “As an oreo I go, and I’m an oreo to get ahead, so I can pay to feed my head, and so I go, on and on, I go...” 12/13/16.
Oprah now likes Trump. Oprah recently Tweeted a photo of Trump and Obama at the White House with the caption: “Everybody take a deep breath! Hope lives.” Either she doesn’t follow politics with any critical understanding, or she has an undisclosed, major drug habit, and cannot understand complex concepts. Besides those two, you might excuse me (or Oprah might sue me for libel), but I cannot think of any other possible explanation.
A Black woman is hopeful about Trump? That’s what privilege does to you. She sounds as though she is salivating, like she’s giddy, at the prospect of licking Trump’s teat, and getting on board his gravy train of populist demagoguery. If Hollywood types know anything, it’s to stick beside whoever is currently en vogue. She’s now anything besides a progressive hardliner. Oprah is now right of center.
She’s entered Republican territory. Truth be told, she’s an Oreo — Black on the outside, White on the inside. Name other Blacks in America who are getting aboard the Trump war train? Or she’s just far out of touch. She has just declared allegiance to all the nonexistent hope of the Republican Party.
From here, and probably anywhere North of the Mason-Dixon Line, this looks like one moronic billionaire in praise of another. She apologizes for implying that everybody, not just her, is hopeful for Trump, when among Democrats or former ones, she’s alone in her optimism. Oprah is aiding, abetting, and giving comfort to the enemy, which is nothing short of treason in a Democratic State like New York. 11/15/16.
After Robert Deniro said he would punch Trump in the nose, he back pedaled and took a sadly conciliatory tone with the Donald. He said he will give him the benefit of the doubt, and that he knows Trump will try his best. Does he have any past evidence to suggest Trump will change his course? After Trump’s many hateful remarks, why does he deserve the benefit of the doubt?
All the biggest players in Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein as well, seem to be falling in line behind Trump now, the most appalling man in politics. Mr. Deniro knows well that unpopular actors, that the immoral majority doesn’t favor, are out of work actors. Given Deniro’s capitulation, were the initial remarks about punching for show, and to firmly position himself as the tough guy on casting calls? It does seem that way. 11/11/16.
After Deniro and Weinstein caved in to their greed, and relented on their anti-Trump pressure, who will be next? Will Rosie O’Donnell vow to lose weight for a Trump inauguration, and then only hope she can score an invite? Will Ellen Degeneres rush to get the Donald on her show, and admit it was all a misunderstanding, that she loves a good kidder, and a fine-looking, orange-headed New Yorker to boot?
Will Kimmel and Colbert beg and plead to get in the Fallon driver seat and have Trump grace them with a wide assortment of inanities, told by someone who oddly resembles Reagan in both pigheadedness, and because of incompetence and complete inexperience, a proponent of a hands-off management style?
Will all of Hollywood, once angry at Trump yet now entirely sympathetic, cozy beside the Donald at photo ops and White House dinners, to give cachet to their bland work, and get back in good stead with movie ticket buyers?
My point is this: You do not let up on Trump now that he got into office, you only redouble your efforts. Before he got in he was a nobody, he had no effect on World events. Now, he runs the free world. If your reputation and income generated from the Immoral Majority in America matters to you so much, you should start wearing armbands with Swastikas, and pattern your work after Leni Riefenstahl. 11/12/16.
By the Monkey Proviso of the United States Constitution, if Roy Moore is elected Senator, Alabama must secede from the U.S., they no longer deserve the privileges that inclusion in the States provides. In other words, America cannot afford to subsidize a colony of depraved monkeys, ones who nonetheless have figured out how to vote, and vote — according to several women — for a pedophile. All respect for the selfish clod posing as Chief Executive is suspended permanently for endorsing this known pedophile. If Trump is so respectful of pedophiles, does it take one to know one?... Trump has been stumping for Moore, and I bet he wins, because Trump does have a way with stupid, easily-duped hicks. 12/07/17.
Roy Moore is on track to become our next United States Senator. He will be the first forbidden to have those under the age of consent (18 in most of America, 12 in Alabama) in his Senate chambers. Just to give a little perspective, Moore is not allowed to enter Alabama’s Gadsden Mall because of his sexual predation.
The guy laying siege to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is endorsing Moore for Senate, because the Oval Office occupier is himself a p*ssy-grabber. Trump and Moore are banking on public perception that multiple claims of statutory rape are just the fiction of crazy women with nothing better to do but take down the most honest of, well, sleaze bags...
If Moore wins, Alabama needs to say goodbye to tourist and American corporate dollars from anywhere else but the Deep South... And so and so it goes, but where it’s going no one knows... 12/04/17.
- The black-out and cover-up by the New York Times, NPR, and every network broadcaster of Golden Shower-gate needs to be examined for a moment. How is a golden shower any different from Trump exclaiming that he is a p*ssy-grabber? They reported p*ssy-grabbing in every media with no issue. Is it because p*ssy-grabbing is perpetrated against women so it’s acceptable, and golden showers are, at least here, against a male, so they’re unacceptable? For shame on the mass media. 1/12/17.
- Just as Barack Obama could not publicly utter the acronym, “NRA,” between 2008 and 2017, the New York Times cannot publish the words, “Golden shower,” on the same page as the words, “Donald Trump.” NPR cannot broadcast that combination in near the same time frame either. If either of them did, the Earth would lose orbital velocity around the Sun, and we would all be swallowed up in a solar nuclear explosion. Or else Trump would stop answering their news conference questions, which is the equivalent as far as they’re concerned. 1/12/17.
Latest reports — I can’t make this up — indicate the President-reject ordered “Golden showers,” urination, from Russian sex workers. Golden filigree for him wasn’t enough, he needed the golden shower humiliation to complete his vision of wealth and power (is he into giving or receiving them?). As a convenience to our readers, I have posted a link for one-way direct flights from JFK airport to Montreal, Canada. There is still time left, folks, to be leavin’ on a jet plane...
And it just gets better: Most news outlets won’t even say what this is about — even NPR is sworn to secrecy — so this story becomes, “unsubstantiated Russian allegations [about what, his elective castration?],” Buzzfeed.com is one of the very, very few that had the guts to report this (obviously, your friends at Other Letter didn’t balk at this either)... 1/10/17.
Russian spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said the story was a “complete fabrication and utter nonsense.” Dmitry added that the Kremlin “does not engage in collecting compromising material” — except if it involves Hillary Rodham Clinton, of course.
Isn’t it interesting, that whether this story is true or not, this is the one President whose recounting of exploits about sexual assault and freakishness would be so believable?... 1/12/17.
- Latest reports — I can’t make this up — indicate the President-reject ordered “Golden showers,” urination, from Russian sex workers. Golden filigree for him wasn’t enough, he needed the golden shower humiliation to complete his vision of wealth and power. As a convenience to our readers, I have posted a link for one-way direct flights from JFK airport to Montreal, Canada. There is still time left, folks, to be leavin’ on a jet plane. 1/10/17.
- Donald Trump is our 45th President, but our very first p*ssy-grabbing one. Hail to the P*ssy-grabber! 11/09/16.
- Still Day Four, Megyn Kelly’s book says that Trump was a complete gentleman, when he wasn’t calling her a “Bimbo,” among a long variety of misogynistic evil names. 11/12/16.
- Donald Trump, President-reject by half the nation, has serious difficulty relating to women. He thinks this is still the Playboy Jayne Mansfield/Marilyn Monroe era of complete female deference to large bank accounts. For him, the way you approach a woman is by overwhelming then with aggression, essentially by assaulting them, or to “Grab them by the p***y.” Trump has huge responsibilities, some of them involving women’s reproductive health. He has said women should be punished if they get an abortion. It is well-established that Trump has no respect for most women outside of the humble Yugoslavian model, Melanija, that he picked up somewhere, then married, this being his third marriage. The reason he went Eastern European, almost going Russian mail order bride here, was so he can have his way with Melanija on well everything. He is 24 years her senior. He doesn’t favor an equal distribution of power in marriage, or anywhere else, because as seen from his comments he tries to laud his privilege over everyone. Donald Trump is worse than Richard Nixon, if that’s possible. He is just an Apprentice, game show host, pitch man, all sizzle, no steak. It is tragic that anyone can think he is a winner with women or men. 11/10/16.
- Donald Trump has bragged about sexual assault, giving the gun crazies in America, Trump’s core voting bloc, pause. They wanker themselves thinking: “Trump’s a real American. He knows how to brutalize women. He understands putting down blacks and Mexicans. He gets it. And he gets my vote.” 11/09/16.
We have a new tax law that will bankrupt the United States Treasury; or according to the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation, it will add a trillion to a trillion-and-a-half dollars to the national debt. Corporate taxes will be slashed, but so will the former saving grace of the Middle Class permitting federal deductions of state and local taxes. How will Congress close the budget gap shortfall? The budget ax will first fall on Medicare and Social Security, which desperately matter to the Middle Class, but not to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, country club set.
Other Letter has been debating how a warm-blooded President could ever be in favor of draconian, trickle-down, economic theory, one which already failed miserably thirty years ago when Ronald Reagan napped through his two terms of office (Senate Majority Loser Bitch McConnell, Trump’s lap dog, is now infamously claiming he doesn’t believe in Reagan’s Voodoo economics, he must be counting on his whacked-out, long-dead Jesus to balance the budget). The reason a warm-blooded President backs trickling on the poor, is because he is not warm-blooded at all, Donald Trump is a reptilian shape-shifter!!! 12/03/17.
I apologize for the visual resolution of this image, but as you might imagine, reptilian shape-shifters are difficult to capture in photographs — especially when they have shifted over.
The Nazi insignia on his boutonniere reflects the new direction Trump is taking this nation.
Trump’s latest load of BS is his assertion that the Paris Climate Accord will bankrupt America. Reading from prepared notes, he cites impressive statistics prepared from a damage assessment by the “National Economic Research Associates”. The only thing is that this is an entirely fictitious organization, it does not even exist. This is more alternative facts from the Clown-in-Chief. Trump, in a new measure of perversity, thinks our future is in ultra-polluting coal. He would have his duped electorate believe the Accord was all wasted effort by the Obama administration, yet he offers no alternative to it...
Trump puts America’s environment last, only Big Business comes first in his administration. Trump today just gave another stump speech. He is absolutely maddening and sickening. Climate change deniers, those who do not believe in polar cap shrinkage for example, do not belong in the greatest office in the land. His election was the greatest mistake this country has made since Nixon. 6/01/17.
- Obamacare gave America health care reform to people that had no health insurance. Trump vows to take this away in another bid by Whitey to take down and keep down the indigent, especially the African American working class. In another masterstroke of fascism and religious fanaticism, Trump wants women who have had unwanted pregnancies, and who have had abortions, to be punished. 11/09/16.
- The Donald’s first order of business as newly installed figurehead, is to round up all the dissidents, a trick he picked up from his friend Putin, in Russia. You laugh, but he wants to tighten up libel laws so no one can speak out against him without losing their liberty. 11/11/16.
Why is Russian hacking such a big concern in this past election? They hacked into polling places? Are you serious? No, the only use of political investigative capital should be on FBI Chief, James Comey. Eleven days before 11/08/16, he put his Server-gate rumor mill into high gear. Democrats think they have an explosive lead with Russian involvement, but after P*ssy-gate, Ms. Clinton had a clear win except Comey treasonously ended her chances. Putin may have tried to affect the election, Comey actually succeeded. Drain the FBI Comey swamp, now! 3/27/17.
FBI’s Comey is being investigated by the Department of Justice. If you use your office, the most powerful investigative arm of government in the world, to throw a national election, you qualify as being the darkest of creatures. Oh, happy day, DoJ! (Because of this level of treason, I can easily think of ten worse names for Comey, but I will settle on these for now. When he released FBI rumors eleven days before the election, and against Department of Justice directives, he stopped being entitled to his good reputation. Ms. Clinton couldn’t agree with me more.) 1/12/17.
One of America’s greatest BS artists was at it again. FBI front man and Trump major-domo James Comey was asked at the Putin election sabotage hearings whether or not he was investigating Putin’s connection with the Trump campaign. The second biggest bad ass in federal government (the first being this load, Trump), said that he cannot discuss any investigations.
Well, that is exactly what FBI election-stealer Comey did to end Ms. Clinton’s bid for the White House. Comey, this Russian operative essentially, traded on FBI investigation rumors about Server-gate, eleven days before the election. He went on to claim that the Clinton investigation was a closed one (which gave him the right to b*llsh*t about it apparently), whereas the investigation they were discussing now about Putin was pending, even though they were having a hearing on it. 1/10/17.
How does the FBI spend our hard-earned dollars? Spending several years spreading rumors that throw federal elections, as FBI election-stealer Comey did just eleven days before November Eighth. This is when he announced it was time to stir the pot against Ms. Clinton again, and that he may or may not have evidence to use against her. Of course, we now know, he was framing Hillary, in part so he could keep his job as there was no way Ms. Clinton would retain him.
The Justice Department told him before his leak to not tamper with the election, but Comey is a Republican, so because of his own treasonous selfishness, he ended the chances for a good and just President, and instead put an angry clown in the Oval Office...
Another task for an FBI trying to look high profile, but ultimately looking just high, is their investigation of Brad Pitt — for what, being a bad father? I never knew the FBI bothered with such domestic minutiae. How is this a federal crime? The FBI is just plain clueless. At best, they do not know what they are doing, and at worst, they are a treasonous sub branch of the Attorney General. The FBI needs to be defunded, now!
- The pundits are saying: “There is much horribly wrong with Ms. Clinton, and the rest of the Democratic Party for losing the election.” The thing is, without the antics of treasonous Comey, and Trump’s Pussy-gate scandal, Hillary wins by a very wide margin, and the Congress gets her full coattail effect. 11/14/16.
James Comey has a Twitter account. He is the one who engineered the Trump Presidency by opening the Server-gate rumor mill eleven days before the election, rescueing Trump from his P*ssy-gate. If you are as disgusted by his take down of democracy as I am, here is his account: @Comey — demand answers. I am trying to think what would get anyone blocked, or even arrested. Just don’t make fun of his mother.
Have we reached the pie-throwing stage of our show? Eh, that may have legal consequences, pies are lethal weapons, don’t bother. One more note: Because Hillary Clinton herself blames the sudden turn of the election and her subsequent loss on Comey, what is Special Counsel Robert Mueller doing chasing Russian leads? Mueller appears headed towards exonerating Trump? 8/24/17.
Before FBI Chief (and aerospace chief counsel) James Comey was fired, he needed a pretext to exit police work. Comey is a lawyer, why is he with G-Men busting gangs? With much fanfare, he would get himself fired by going after his own boss, Donald Trump. In a move that otherwise looked like pure career suicide, he had six days left to pack his law books once he went after Trump. This gambit would give him rock-solid credentials as a seeker of justice.
This may seem to be too involved and intricate a power play, but it’s just planning two moves ahead in a game of chess. The first, taking down Ms. Clinton with Server-gate; and the next, excusing himself from the fray, head held high, not as a treasonous pig as has often been suggested, but someone ostensibly looking for justice in government.
He successfully played both sides of the fence, his party’s Trump is in the White House, and he has the best golden parachute in all of Washington. (How is this any different from Woodward and Bernstein, and All the President’s Men? It isn’t.) 8/15/17.
At Jeff Sessions’ Russian influence hearing with Congress, the Attorney General of the far Right gave his little song and dance on his reason for firing FBI Chief James Comey. Laughably, he said that it was because Comey threw the election against Ms. Hillary Clinton in Trump’s favor. The firing occurred as the Russian influence investigation was reaching areas in the Trump Administration that must have made Trump and his cronies feel very uncomfortable.
When pressed about any conversations he had with Trump regarding the matter, Sessions stonewalled, but he would not call his silence Executive Privilege (likely because that would start to sound like the Nixon Watergate hearings), yet he could offer no legal precedent for not answering questions from Congress. By the way, Sessions is a racist, having called African Americans “Boys,” and he considers the NAACP “un-American.”
During his confirmation hearing for Attorney General, which is the highest law enforcement official in the land, Sessions lied under oath that he did not talk to Russian officials during the Trump campaign, when in fact he had. 6/13/17.
The Senate blew it. They went after the wrong one. FBI Chief James Comey threw the election, not Russia. The Senate’s little dog-and-pony show did nothing. Okay, maybe Comey is small fry compared to bringing in the man-eating shark, Trump, but they could have at least asked what possessed Comey to throw the election.
Somehow Russian collusion with the Trump Campaign in influencing the election turned into a Hillary Clinton-Russia investigation. John McCain especially — who should have stayed in the Hanoi Hilton and earned yet more patriot points — should know that Obama applied full sanctions against Russia, in no way did they want Ms. Clinton, another Democrat, back in office. The Republicans are involved in yet another smear campaign.
FBI Chief Comey, a Republican, is taking the high road though, saying he had no doubt Russian officials influenced the election. Yet Comey did far more than the Russians ever did by getting the rumor mill running in high gear on 10/28/16. He was looking for retaliation because he sounded weak on the Hillary ‘menace’ back in July of 2016, and he got redemption from Republicans in spades when he threw the election.
Bill O’Reilly is posturing, saying that Loretta Lynch, then Attorney General, told Comey to call Server-gate a “matter,” not an “investigation.” Regardless of the name applied, who won the election if not for Comey’s meddling? And as we all found out later, “a matter” was all that it was. Furthermore this was an open investigation and department policy has always been that as such it wasn’t to be discussed publicly.
Most of the proceedings, the inflammatory parts, could not appear on national television, Comey wanted it to not be known “in this setting” — so much for participatory democracy, and what our secretive Senators must believe to be a meddling, eavesdropping electorate. After all, it is the Senate’s government, not ours, they were leased the power over us “simple folk.”
With the Special Prosecutor involved, this is hardly over. Having Trump breathe down Comey’s neck by saying, “I expect loyalty from you,” signifies Trump as the despot that he really is, one who has much to hide only six months into his term.
The influence of the guy in the Oval Office on his staff can hardly be downplayed: If you believe in God, Trump is the second most powerful man on Earth; if you are an atheist, Trump is the first. Lock ’em up, Comey and Trump... 6/08/17.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada: Have a seat, Mister Comey. Did you have any inkling that releasing a report that turned out to be meaningless could tip the election in favor of your candidate? That this was the worst violation of the Hatch Act, of government employees’ interference in elections, in America’s history? And the polls bore out that that is exactly what happened, that you single-handedly put Trump in the White House.
James Comey, FBI Chief: Well, I knew it would screw up the election, and give Trump the Presidency, but I had no intent to do so. I was just passing along a report. Granted the report was unsubstantiated, and the timing may have seemed a little queer.
Senator Charles Schumer of New York: Your office, the effing FBI, puts out a rumor eleven days before the election, that essentially convicts Ms. Clinton of crimes against the State, when there were no crimes whatsoever. To the Senate and to most of America, this all seems very, very queer, Comey.
James Comey, FBI Chief: The FBI has a mandate to inform the public of the status of every case we work, like the case we may soon open on you. We were only fulfilling the FBI’s obligation as a press outlet. We see ourselves as a clearinghouse of anti-Democratic Party sentiment.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada: Please, Comey, you’re under oath. The FBI is not a part of the tabloid Fox network. The FBI must never commit criminal acts, or damage its reputation with the public, which is exactly what you have done. There was no need for you to dump your anti-Hillary, treasonous load on America.
James Comey, FBI Chief: Well, granted, but I retracted my findings.
Senator Charles Schumer of New York: What findings? What anything? You threw a national election!
James Comey, FBI Chief: This was all highly unusual, I wanted Hillary to win, more than anything on Jesus’ great earth. She was my woman. I prayed for the guidance of Jesus. I wanted so desperately for Hillary to prove that women were not useless... BOOM!!!
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada: Well, Charles, he took his own life. We can’t follow the breadcrumbs to Trump, we’ve reached a dead end. What do we do now?
Senator Charles Schumer of New York: We have both refrained from personal attack in favor of national outrage. This leaves us with one option. We have Hillary Rodham Clinton take the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. No more questions, Comey — is he dead yet?
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada: I sure hope so. I’ll tell you, I’d like to kick him in the head a few times...
Is Comey humanoid?
- The Press is not allowed to report the truth on hot-button items like Comey, they can only report consensus, or what the mainstream wants to believe as the truth. They will hedge and haw: “Well, Right-wing pundit, Death to Democrats, said Comey was Baptized by the Church, so he obviously comes from Aryan stock, we need to back Comey on this.” 11//10/16.
- FBI Chief James Comey needs to be brought up on the charge of treason, and then we as a nation need to void the election debacle we just witnessed as a capital offense violation of the Hatch Act. Actually, that is a bit rude, saying America should hang a guy that just screwed a few hundred million people. Let him hang himself. His treachery let him keep his job, but because of it, we lost America to the far Right. Comey: “Whoops, America! I did not mean to throw the election in my parties favor, but I did feel my candidate needed a big helping hand after P*ssy-gate. You’re saying, ‘Political TNT, eleven days before the election, as the early voting began?’ What can I say? The timing was just kinda funny. It’s all a funny coincidence. What are you going to do about it? I am above the law — I carry a badge and a gun.” 11/11/16.
- It’s cream pie throwing time again inside the Capital Beltway. Martyrdom is not such a bad way to go. 11/11/16.
- If you egg an FBI office is that vandalism, or otherwise actionable? Or is this only civil disobedience on a par with the Montgomery Bus Boycott? Would this just qualify as peaceful protest for the FBI’s leader, Comey, throwing the election? I’m pretty sure they’re not open 24/7 so this could be done late without getting caught. If you want to earn your stripes as revolutionaries, this is a great place to start. It is a bit of deserved protest against Comey, this J. Edgar Hoover acolyte — Hoover being the father of modern domestic spying, and being just an investigative schmuck. And today’s Comey being just treasonous of the foulest and democracy obstructing magnitude. If you’re in an open carry State, don’t carry in front of the FBI though. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t appreciate that. FBI rank and file know Comey is a traitor so I doubt a little egg on the face of this travesty of tax dollars would bother them. They probably have cameras though — shucks. Playing with fire? Eh, never mind, bad idea. They did violate the public trust, but you’d be looking at hard prison time for throwing a few eggs. Not in good form. I take that back. The thought just crossed my mind though. 11/13/16.
- OPEN THE COMEY HEARINGS — NOW!!! (Before the FBI Chief erases his tracks.) Everyone is wondering how Ms. Clinton lost this election. It wasn’t her character ratings. Considering all of Trump’s obscene and incredibly rude comments, does any honestly think Trump was held in such high regard outside of remote farm communities with dial-up Internet access? Hillary was winning hands down after Trump admitted he would “Grab them by the p***y.” To find the reason she lost look no further than Republican FBI Chief James Comey, whom after Trump, is the second most hurtful man in American politics. He turned a sure Clinton victory into a resounding defeat, just by saying the magic words, “email server investigation.” America deserves to see Comey’s email, just as Comey said America needed to see Hillary’s. The timing for Comey’s stunt was absolutely and sickeningly flawless, his opening salvo was delivered just as early voting opened, then he covered his tracks with faux-heartfelt apologies four days before the election, when it was too late for many to notice he retracted his second attack, a second time. Why Congress will not bring him down is beyond me — post-P*ssygate, Hillary had a clear victory. 11/10/16.
- Copy and paste to send this Tweet:
@SenSanders @_juliannemoore @HillaryClinton OPEN THE COMEY HEARINGS -- NOW!!! (Post-Trump P*ssygate, Hillary had a clear victory.)
- Michael Moore claims that Donald Trump did not want to become President of these United States. This is nonsense, he desperately did. He fought like a dog to get it. He enjoys the power immensely, he will plunder the Treasury with tax code changes in his favor (he already has his eye on axing the Estate Tax of the most wealthy). He will be like a kid in a candy shop. Do you have any idea how much this will benefit his flailing Atlantic City/Trump U. business empire, one who lost a billion dollars in one year in the Nineties? This is marketing gold for him. Trump will not like any of the responsibilities with this office, just the trappings. He will be entirely hands-off, and delegate everything, except those he will relish terminating with: “You’re fired!” 11/12/16.
- If Donald Trump cared anything at all for America, he would offer a full apology for all the hateful things he said during the campaign season. He would make peace with the American people, and with his Creator, by saying he is sorry, and that what he said does not reflect his true character (although one can tell that it does). If he does not apologize, he’s done, and I bet he will not finish his first term as President of the United States. 11/10/16.
- Republican FBI Chief Comey’s email server needs to be analyzed for irregularities because Comey reversed the outcome of this election. Before the Comey gambit, Ms. Clinton was the clear winner, who would vote for a p*ssy-grabber? His email servers need to be scoured for the rationale of releasing a false alarm eleven days before the election, and then retracting it four days before, when most of America never saw the retraction. What is more important: seeing how Hillary’s email system was misapplied, or deciding the fate of America? America deserves to know how Comey threw a national election. 11/10/16.
- This is a quote of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart.” 11/09/16.
- Mitch McConnell would have been a Used-car Salesman, except for a cruel twist of fate... The Senate Majority Leader lays out the plans he has for a much more Republican future. 11/09/16.
- Half of America has a very, very dark side; a black, disgraceful side; a fascist, vicious side; and Trump figured out how to tap into it for his own political gain. He speaks their tongue, because he is one of them. 11/09/16.
- Trump should be sandbagged. He’s the great American con man. He’s evidence that bluster and aggression is everything in this country. In spite of nasty remarks about: women, Mexicans, Gold Star families of fallen soldiers, as well as POWs; and veiled death threats against Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; he is coroneted the Clown-in-Chief. 11/09/16.
- In another goof by the goofball Founding Flounders, they created an Electoral College which stole victory from Hillary — that is right, Ms. Clinton won the insanely-insignificant popular vote. She would have won the election was it not for this decision by gerrymandered redistricting. (Two other catastrophic mistakes by the Founding windbags include: the Second Amendment sanctioning gun play for losers unsure of their masculinity who have no other way besides handling warm guns to prove that they possess testicles; and the Fugitive Slave Clause, legalizing slavery.) 11/09/16.
If Trump only had a law degree or relevant experience (he seems to have a brain).
Can Trump Do Anything at All Right? Hmm, how about this?...
Trump, this President has Two-faces
Lock Him Up
Trump Lives don’t Matter
The Donald™ kicking around in his
favorite after hours ’do, The Bozo.
After the make up comes off,
Trump will dare anyone to have him
take it on the nose or the chin.
He knows full well no American
can take on the (tattooed) dollar sign,
and give up on greed —
$ just being a railroad train
chase down the tracks.
Trump Appointees are against their Appointments’ Mission
The Trump Hollywood Bandwagon of the Brown-nosing Ignorant
Trump, the Human Sex Machine
The Trump Agenda (first, take down the Muslims)
Fallout from Comey-gate
Ms. Clinton lost the election because Satan opened the Server-gates of Hell
Comey returning from another minor scuffle with
the citizenry over rights in a democracy
regarding the selection of national leadership
(satire and effective criticism
comprises the libel law, Comey).
Trump/Comey Dossier Addendum
National Presidential Race Comparison
How did a Trump Presidential candidacy ever happen? 11/04/16. Donald Trump is not only a distasteful Presidential candidate, he is a just as distasteful human being as well. You can make all sorts of assumptions about how heinous of a person Hillary Clinton might possibly be for poor email practices, or stealing from a non-profit that she never stole from, but just look at three, fairly typical quotes ascribed to Trump for a taste of his poison.
One, he criticized a Gold Star Family who lost their son to combat in Iraq. Two, he took John McCain to task for being captured in Vietnam. This is a veteran who spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton with an untreated broken leg. Third, and most recently, he described how he could come on to women because his wealth allowed him to: “Grab them by the p***y.” This is ignoring the two veiled death threats against Ms. Clinton (remember when he said Hillary’s Secret Service should not carry guns, and Second Amendment people can do something about her).
The only thing in his favor is that his abrasiveness can be entertaining to the abrasive. Do we need a clown to occupy the greatest office in the land? It is appalling and nauseating how this guy ever get so high up on the rungs of American power that he could rule the free world.
The Other Letter Presidential Endorsement 10/31/16. I have done a lot of soul-searching looking for some way to justify my selection of either candidate. Donald Trump hates ethnic groups, but if we are truthful with ourselves, don’t we all hate ethnic groups? Donald Trump wants to wall out the Mexicans. Isn’t that a part of the great American character, to exclude others from the vast melting pot, so only the good stuff stays in the pot?
Donald Trump objectifies women, but doesn’t every man want to be like Trump and grope women, then get away with it because that’s what billionaires get to do. Donald Trump is wildly successful as a businessman, being a reality game show host is just a rouse to launch his political career. Donald Trump is not a tax cheat because he doesn’t pay taxes, this only makes him smarter than us, smarter than Einstein even.
Oh, no, here comes Hillary. Equality crap, goodness of man nonsense, you know what she can do with that bull? Then her server, why didn’t she make a noose from the power cord of that server, and string it over a beam in her basement two years ago? Kick away a chair, and make us all happy. Why couldn’t she do us that tiny, tiny favor? There are plenty of foul, foul secrets on that server.
In July, the FBI cleared her, but now Weinergate is back up and running full throttle. The FBI Chief, Commie, is a Republican, but he’s also a damn sharp seeker of reemployment in a Trump White House. (I will repeat that for you. A. Trump. White. House.) There is more evil spewing out of just her basement IT room than there is in all of Microsoft. Hillary claims she has government experience, but what does Trump have, none?
...Yes, Donald Trump has no qualifications whatsoever to become President, be they professional or personal ones. He is a bigot, misogynistic, a racist, and an international embarrassment. He will not look out for your rights, or my rights, he will only look out for himself — like he always has, and he always will. He is a failed businessman who spends his life trying to puff himself up. Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to public service. On November Eighth, we are voting Hillary Rodham Clinton for President. We’re with her.
One final footnote: Hillary has too much class to face off with Trump. I would have taken the gloves off against him long, long ago. Trump might very well be our first sandbag president going into office.
The Presidential Comparison Chart Well, we are now nearing the final phase of our contest. This is the bathing suit competition whereby each of our contestants don a bikini. They will next answer questions about how patriotic they are, and what their country means to them. Finally, they will exhibit their special talent, they play the flute, or they are wonderfully expressive in interpretive dance.
Nah, none of that, this is blood and guts American politics at its worst. I tried to keep this summary unbiased, but I will tell you, the Republicans couldn’t have picked a meaner candidate than Trump, and one so poorly informed of the Constitutional values upon which this country was founded.
Then you say, “You are biased.” If the Right had fielded John McCain for President I would not sound so one-sided — at least we know he has principles, he demonstrated character and loyalty to this country (yet Trump tried to downplay Mr. McCain’s five-year stay at the Hanoi Hilton because he was shot down behind enemy lines).
I do have a few reservations about Clinton though, she does sound like a conservative Dixiecrat at times, but her heart is usually in the right place.
One last note: We know what you are thinking, that this is the year we will finally install a Commander-in-Chief who won’t invade foreign lands like Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan; and we will have a Chief Executive who will stand up to the NRA, one even using the word “NRA” in a less than polite context. Do not hold your breath, America, the odds of this are better if you played Lotto. On that cheery note, here is the 2016 Presidential candidate profile.
|Political Selling Points||Donald John Trump||Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton|
|Unexpected spectators supposedly invited to the Presidential Debate — from the dirty tricks portion of this campaign.||Donald Trump has promised to invite: all the women Bill Clinton has ever slept with, a Benghazi widow, and Obama’s half-brother.||Hillary Clinton will be bringing: Trump’s former accountants, women that claim Donald assaulted them, and Trump University dropouts, now saddled in debt with worthless degree certificates. Okay, Hillary’s side won’t include any of these, her side’s seats will be looking empty compared to Trump’s menagerie.|
|Achilles Heal||How he treats women.||How she treats email.|
|October Surprise||“Grab them by the p***y,” Donald said that with an open mic to Billy Bush of Access Hollywood.||Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, has stated his intentions on recycling Hillary’s email server allegations, already repudiated by the FBI.|
|Years of Age||70||68|
|Candidate’s Infidelities||Donald Trump cheated on his first wife, Ivana, by having an affair with Marla Maples. Two months after Marla and Donald had their daughter, Tiffany, they got married.||Hillary Clinton never cheated on her husband. Her husband did with Monica Lewinsky, but it obviously did not dissolve their marriage. This was a basis for impeachment proceedings in a grotesquely puritanical Congress.|
|According to an NBC News voter poll who won the first Presidential Debate?||21 percent said Donald Trump did.||52 percent said Hillary Clinton did.|
|Has the candidate ever attempted to incite an assassination?||Yes, twice, most recently when he said that Hillary’s Secret Service people should not carry guns, and “Let’s see what happens to her.” The other time was when he said maybe Second Amendment people can do something about her, and her pick of a Supreme Court judge.||No, that hasn’t been a part of Hillary’s campaign strategy. She must be thinking: I want to be President, but I don’t want it so bad that I would stoop this low. (I am trying to present at least a modicum of impartiality here, but Trump is making that nearly impossible.)|
|Some of the Stronger Criticisms and/or Name-calling||A hatemonger and a demagogue||A liar, unscrupulous, and a woman|
|Core Strength||Business (where are those tax returns, Donald?)||Foreign Policy (Hillary, don’t you ever regret setting up a business/personal email server like your predecessor Colin Powell did?)|
|Core Base of Support||White males, without a college education||Women, minorities, and the college-educated|
|Why become President?||With speaking fees and such, becoming President makes you financially solvent for life. Have you ever heard of a billionaire who wanted to be a reality game show host?||Are Hillary’s motives for office purely altruistic? Is there a secondary agenda of wealth and power accumulation that she is really aiming to fulfill? Is there any evidence of that? Her aspirations seem more policy-minded than financial. Would Hillary rather have her name on important legislation than in bronze on the side of a bank? How about Trump? If Hillary’s Foundation receives more money, does she get richer in terms of salary there, or does she just get more clout to do what she feels needs to be done?|
|Vietnam War Draft Status||Received five deferments, four educational, then a four-year one for bone spurs (for either foot, he cannot recall which one; his campaign said both feet). Women could not serve.||Women could not serve.|
|Skeletons in the Family Closet||His older brother, Fred Jr., died from alcoholism at the age of 42... Fred III, Donald’s nephew, was receiving medical assistance from Donald for a very ill son. Fred III sued the Fred Trump, Sr., estate for the rest of the family’s undue influence on his grandfather’s will, at which point Donald cut off aid to Fred III’s son.||Until she backed Eugene McCarthy and an end to the Vietnam War in the 1968 Presidential Campaign, she was a Republican.|
|Excitement Metric (subject to modification)||6.66||8.88|
|Approach to Speaking Engagements||“Divide and conquer, then incite a riot.”||“Please say this concept is not above my audience’s comprehension, and I don’t come across as too aggressive.”|
|Rap Sheet||Tax returns a secret; Chinese outsourcing of his brands when he claims super-patriotism; and Trump University currently the subject of a racketeering lawsuit for fraud.||Benghazi Embassy crisis response exonerated by Congress; and creation of a private email server exonerated by the FBI.|
|Bestseller||The Art of the Deal, wherein the Donald gets every reader rich beyond their wildest dreams.||It Takes a Village, wherein Hillary gets the world on the same page for once.|
|Management Style||Ranging between forceful and bullying.||Ranging between maternal and reproving.|
|Tax Return Disclosure||Complete refusal (could he be hiding something?)||Complete disclosure going back to 1977.|
|Dream Candidate as Party Replacement||John McCain — you spend five years in the Hanoi Hilton for your country, with an untreated broken leg, you’ve earned my vote.||Jimmy Carter — our most under appreciated President. This time around no Bush, Iran hostages-Contra arms deal, so no dirty tricks to ruin your Presidency. Can he make it to age 95? Sure he can.|
|Foreign Trade, specifically the Trans Pacific Partnership||Against it.||For it, now against it.|
|Immigration||Against, or has not said one positive word about it.||We are a nation of immigrants.|
|Mass Deportations||Illegal immigrants should face mass deportation.||Against that.|
|Gun Control||Didn’t “walk the N.R.A. line,” but now he does, earning their endorsement.||Against assault weapons, but not all guns. She supports the Brady Bill mandating background checks.|
|Reproductive Rights||Was originally pro-choice, but is now pro-life (whoever sees this as political opportunism, raise your hand).||Entirely pro-choice.|
|Capital Punishment||After the Central Park jogger case was in the news, Trump posted an ad to four New York City newspapers titled, “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!” The Central Park Five were later wrongfully convicted and exonerated.||Is not intent on abolishing it, but feels the government should rethink its just application (I'll say this: the day you execute someone, is the day their punishment is over forever; there have been people wrongfully executed in this country; and ISIS is more humanitarian than the U.S. — beheading, effectively guillotining, is quicker and less enduringly painful than injections, especially the recent botched ones).|
|Possible Downfall||His claim is that having an Indiana-born judge of Mexican parents decide his Trump University fraud case is a conflict of interest. Trump arrived at this because the judge knows Trump wants to wall-out Mexicans from entering America. He knows less about the law, and specifically, judge recusal based on the justice’s race, than yours truly does, and he is running for President of the United States.||Server gate is somehow Hillary’s major weakness. Goes to show how uninformed people are. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell did what she did and no one ever cared. Her major weakness, as I see it, is how close she is to big business. The other part of her platform I do not like, is that she is not entirely against the death penalty.|
|Perceived Weakness||Untrustworthy, too much the politician, misogyny, racism, lacks character, “temperamentally unfit,” antagonistic, WASPy iciness, a sandbag, the iceman, and a profiteer.||Untrustworthy, and too much the politician.|
In the interests of an informed body politic, here is a brief, but salient, Presidential candidacy comparison chart. I did not include Donald Trump because: he is our first openly fascist Presidential candidate; he readily plays the thug card by bankrolling the legal fees from his strong arm Klan rallies; and consequently deserves the vote of no true Americans.
|Political Selling Points||Hillary Clinton||Bernie Sanders|
|Guns||Against||Gun-makers should not be sued for mass-murders.|
|American War in Iraq||Voted for||Voted against|
|Israel||Gazans are the problem (2,100 mostly innocent, civilian Gazans murdered in an Israeli genocide, 75 Israelis killed in retaliation). Israeli-Americans (AIPAC) make her campaign coffer cash register go ka-ching every time she says something so stupid, yet so tragically misguided, and aligned with the politics of electioneering greed.||Straddles fence, need diplomacy.|
|Fracking||Bridge between coal and replenishable fuels (why does she always sound as though she’s backing big business?)||Federal Ban|
|Marriage Equality||Believed in since 2013||Believer since 2009, although voted against 1996’s DOMA (anti-gay legislation)|
|Wall Street||Will reform although accepted huge sums of money from there, so this sounds mostly like talk.||No conflict of interest.|
|Women’s Rights||Will be the first, all-female, White House Cabinet, with Sanders a token Secretary of the Secretaries, one increasing the Minimum Wage.||No issue with women’s rights.|
|Weakest suit||In bed with big business (Hillary was a Walmart director).||Policies are not entirely fleshed-out.|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois||Brooklyn, New York City|
We are voting more for Bernie because of what Hillary isn’t, she’s not untainted by ethical questions, rather than what Bernie is, more a decent person, than a well-practiced politician. I know Sanders cannot win though — except for gun manufacturers, his heart’s definitely in the right place, but his campaign needed more funding, and his policies lacked extensive depth.
Hillary’s husband, Bill, another electioneering-optimized Dixiecrat, voted for legislation: against gays (Defense of Marriage Act); creating monopolies like Clear Channel (aka I Heart Radio); NAFTA; the 1994 Crime Bill that effectively ended African Americans’ lives through long-term incarceration; and dissembling Glass-Steagall, paving the way for the Great Recession of 2009.
Majority Clown wants Supreme Court Justice of his Choosing
Part and parcel to the United States Constitution, is that when a Supreme Court Justice vacates their position, the Senate Judiciary Committee must review the replacement appointment handed down to them by the President. The Committee, ostensibly, gets its marching orders from its Committee Chairman, Chuck Grassley, who gets his further up the food chain, from Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. McConnell has decided he wants to shut down the appointment process so his party and himself can have another Scalia in Scalia’s stead. So, Mitch, the Majority Clown-commander, intends on shutting down the United States Supreme Court until he gets his way.
Which is all bad enough, but what happens if Clinton or Sanders gets in the White House? Does Mitch intend on shutting down the Supreme Court another four years so he can at last have his way in 2020? There is a very simple remedy to Mitch’s BS. The Constitution has charged the Chairman with reviewing the appointment. If he refuses to do so, he needs to be impeached from the Senate for neglecting his responsibilities.
Short of that, the Judiciary Committee can just send a negative confirmation report with Mitch and his cronies imprimaturs to the Senate. This Majority Clown-commander knows this is not in the best interests of the American people to stonewall here, but it is in the best interests of building a victory war chest for Republican campaigns. This is the American way — of doing business under the Capitol dome. Because making money for his party and himself is really what matters most for Washington’s GOP, and the Supreme Court is an omnipotent tool to do just that.
Hate Speech is just the Donald Speaking in Conversation
“I’m not here today for the wops, not here for the jigaboos, or the wetbacks, I am here today for the true Americans, the white Americans. I know the real threat to national security is not the Iranians, although when I get in office I will give them a taste of American military explosive force. No, the real threat to American security is the wops, jigaboos, and wetbacks.
“I’ll tell you a little story, you’ll love this: I’m walking from my limo to one of my many Trump Towers in my vast real estate empire, one for which my staunchest supporters will get a tour. This was before I got into only licensing out the glorious Trump name, and hosting the illustrious TV show where you, too, could make billions of dollars.
“Anyhow, I’m walking from my limo, and I see these homeless rodents begging for my cash so they can eat, or so they say, because I know they’re really only begging for drug money — America gives them food stamps, so they don’t need to beg for food anymore, that’s for sure. Even if they were begging for slop, I say they’re just losers let ’em starve to death. I bet by January, we’ll find them frozen right there on that curb. Anyhow, you’ll love this, the stench was overwhelming, I practically fainted. Isn’t that a great story, or what?
“We need an outsider in this Presidential race, someone who has never held elective office to run the greatest office in the land. And that’s why I am running for that stately White House — stately, yet old and in need of Trump Corp renovation. If I am elected President, we will build a wall not just around the Lower 48, but around Hawaii and Alaska as well. Americans will never have to deal with all these non-white skinned mutations ever again.
“God bless you, America, you Americans. I pray to our white Jesus every day for the supreme race, for the white race, to at last kick some wop, jigaboo, and wetback butt, before they ruin our lives. You can feel it, can’t you? They’re ruining the lives of everyone of us, every day they are. Jesus Christ our Lord, bless each and every one of us white folk, members of the master race. Everyone else can go straight to Hell, and I’ll put them there if I have your vote. Thank you, thank you very much.”
Trump on Building a Master Race 11/26/15. “We need to get the Mexicans and the Syrians out of this country. Get ’em in boxcars and ship’em right out. They’re raping our sons and daughters -- you’ve seen it on the news. They get our best and brightest high on drugs so they can’t even think straight, gets ’em super paranoid.
“Obama lets them into America, but they have nowhere to live so they camp out on our front lawns. Not on my front lawn because I have this, it’s an AK-47, takes 30 round clips. I keep it in my brief case with a few bullet magazines, and if I am President each one of you will have one of these babies, gratis, courtesy Uncle Sam and the Alien Removal Program.
“The love doesn’t stop there my friends, my fellow Americans, I will be genetically sloughing off the undesirables with our new Camp Trump Program. Named after earlier, scuttled efforts in Nazi Germany like the wonderful facility our Aryan super-race brethren unfortunately were forced to close in Auschwitz — now wait, I know you’re thinking Nazism was a bad thing, but it was so incredibly efficient — I tell my kids how efficient it was and they look at me like I’m crazy. So efficient at removing the undesirables from the food chain that you cannot help but marvel at their eugenic ingenuity.
A third bold initiative is the Nail those Losers, armed, community, self-policing program. How this works is communities form roving — I don’t like to use the word “gangs”, then okay, so let’s go with “mobs,” — and if the mobs see anyone on the street they have issue with they just pick them off — rat-tat-tat. We will have to swing by the Supreme Court with this, but with their recent rulings, N.T.L. will soon be the law of the land.
“Camp Trump, Alien Removal, and Nail those Losers, are just three of the bold innovations in leadership that me and my crackerjack legal squad are helping put together, ones that we’ve now become famous for devising. But I can’t do all this without your help. I need it next November. I need it badly. If you’re like me you need it so badly, we need it so badly America...”
Surviving Trump-ageddon 2/26/16. Here is a bit of interesting yet sad pollster news: If the election were held tomorrow, Donald Trump would win. The Donald would be the first openly bigoted President, and one with no prior elected office experience. The alternatives would be: the first woman, one who has a few questionable lapses in judgment to her credit; or the first Jewish President, who is a self-proclaimed Socialist (he may have well just said there are bodies in his backyard no one knows about until now — his chances would have been effected similarly as his apparent alliance to the Kremlin of the Cold War).
There is a dark horse in all of this, that no one is counting on as of yet. And I’m not talking about myself, because like Lindsay Lohan and Kanye West, we’re all waiting until 2020 to drop our hats in the ring. Michael Bloomberg is the white knight. He did a very competent job with New York City, and he is not a scourge on mankind, one who even the Pope hates, as today’s likely election “winner” is. One more point (actually six points), in Bloomberg’s favor, is that based on the poll linked to above, he would beat Trump by six percentage points.
Hats off to Freaks 3/14/16. Hats off to Freaks is a carnival that the Trump for President Committee is holding to enjoy the disabled, and all WASPs are welcome. Don’t miss the midget toss booth, or the taunt the crazies cage. Piggy back ride on the backs of the petrified mentally handicapped. Push the wheelchair-bound down steep inclines. Then see if the accuracy of all of us Trump sportsmen is good enough to hit the carnival-goers below using these screaming quadriplegics as projectiles.
Walk the blind to venue parking and watch cars beep and swerve around them, or if we’re lucky, drivers will take them out and clip a few. We need to trick Jews and African Americans to visit, then position them throughout the venue, so even though they are not really handicapped, they can just have the crap kicked out of them anyway.
Our leader, the Donald, will cover all legal expenses involved in our little Kristallnacht. All profits — and this will be sold-out, another Trump “winner” — will not go to the loser-disabled, but instead will go to the Trump for President Committee. Welcome to America, your way. And please, if you have a firearm, bring it, because then you can terrorize those who are not our kind. Schadenfreude, kinder, schadenfreude.
Have the punishment fit the crime, and execute women who have an abortion. 3/31/16. Recently Donald Trump said that women who get abortions should be punished. What he did not mention is how he, as King WASP and federal Jackass-in-Chief, would punish them.
To the Anti-choice camp, abortion is murder. The Right also insists that the State can act as God and take away the lives of those convicted of murder via capital punishment, even though an abortion doctor must not terminate a pregnancy’s fetus.
Then shouldn’t those who get murderous abortions deserve execution, perhaps by lethal injection? Additionally, shouldn’t the impregnator, the man, be executed as well because he was just as responsible for the extraction of the three-months-old fetus? (Fetuses having less functioning than a laboratory rat at this stage of human development.)
Under this regime, all the illegal abortions would be done with coat hangers, causing them to botched with regularity. Thus, couples would be executed (by gas chamber, say, if it was re-popularized as a means of execution) for their attempts at avoiding forced motherhood or fatherhood, and raising unwanted children, but only if the mother survived the coat hanger.
Only in a Trump America would all this ever be possible, or even thinkable. The Vatican, which has popularized the abortion as murder campaign, is still against capital punishment, so here they would go for the lesser sentence of life without possibility of parole for women terminating their pregnancy early.
If Santa was British...
(Note: guess when this was written?)
...He would give us the liberty, compassion, and justice for all that Great Britain has already granted to themselves in spades. Then what exactly does Great Britain do better than the United States? A few British, policy triumphs come to mind.
Say what you will about Margaret Thatcher’s policies, she was voted into 10 Downing Street in 1979, prehistoric times by American standards.
Per 100,000 people, the Brits have two percent, a fifieth, of the deaths by guns than the United States does (considering both homicides and suicides).
The British Isles are less segregated, and more racially tolerant, than the States — indicative of this is that slavery essentially ended in 1807, and nearly an entire lifetime later, in 1865, Stateside.
The Brits allow abortion upon request. The intolerant Church here in America, and in Ireland as well, prohibits pregnancy termination without even having any basis in Scripture (if God, Jesus, Moses, or any other player in the Bible, thought this ancient practice was, or would be, so abhorrent, why didn’t they explicitly prohibit it in the Bible?)
If Santa Claus was British (or if Jesus was, for that matter), he’d fix this crap that the majority of Americans have year after year learned to accept through gritted teeth. This is entirely unrelated, or maybe it is as being indicative of a wayward, misguidedly-observed, too materialistic holiday, because “Santa” is an anagram of “Satan.”
We have a President in the White House looking at a piece of paper, and deciding whether of not the people mentioned on this paper lives or dies. This has been remedied somewhat, but it is still happening, as Obama continues to regularly review a kill list.
More damning evidence of a leader unfit to hold office includes domestic surveillance programs run amok. One such program, PRISM, was even extended to include spying on international Heads of State, such as U.S.-disillusioned Chancellor Angela Merkel of superpower Germany.
Each month we should expect to hear of the uncovering of another terrorist plot, and that our billion-plus-dollar investment in domestic surveillance is paying off, but that has not happened. It is good to know that Uncle Sam the Rat is data-mining and personally rifling through our e-mail to make the World safe for the new democracy.
Why limit scouring web email accounts, or employing web traffic, line-sniffers? The means necessary to examine the entire World’s PC kit and caboodle can easily be provided courtesy of an obedient Bill Gates chomping at the bit to get on board with the NSA and their lucrative yet classified contracts.
Necessary coding of so-called ‘security backdoors for Windows,’ would not be much of an effort, today’s remote access would only need to be enhanced to not announce a session is under way. The only advanced hurdle would be cloaking the tracks of the Internet Protocol (IP) traffic, which for most subjects would probably not even be necessary. Why would you think our privacy comes before this nation’s need for local intel?
With the signing of: the Defense of Marriage Act bastardizing gay marriage; the North American Free-for-all Trade Agreement (NAFTA); the dissembling of the Glass-Steagal Act whose retention, according to financial pundits, would have prevented the Great Recession of 2009; and the approval of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 legitimizing the rise of Conservative monopolies like I Heart Radios of the World; the Right-wing, Dixiecrat Clintons further solidify their reputation as opportunistic vote whores making decisions based on political expediency, and ignoring all the ideals that their Democratic party is known to represent.
Bush would have been even more easily impeachable. With no weapons of mass destruction, and no relationship between Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, 4,486 lives were thrown into the trash in Iraq, and another 2,319 in Afghanistan, so good ol’ Georgy-boy, and good ol’ Dicky-boy, could pull the wool over this rabid nation, and pretend they were doing something about terrorism.
The links above demonstrate that U.S. troops were fighting Hussein’s Republican Guard and not bin Laden’s terror cells. Then the initial reasons for our invasion there, to remove WMDs, or the second, to stop terrorism, were not justified. The rationale for the carnage then became to dust the cobwebs off our military machine and precipitate regime change; but if that was actually necessary, we should have used that military capital to topple one like North Korea’s Kim Jong-il instead.
But North Korea has no oil, so why even bother? Iraq’s oil fields, on the other hand, are now being leased to the West, and a gas pipeline can be built unimpeded in Afghanistan. So this has a happy ending to all but the thousands of dead servicemen and their families, here and overseas.
American politics, even on the Left-side of the aisle, where the down-to-Earth, good guys are often thought to be, is just an inbred system of bought-politician repression. Politicians pursue public service because they need fortune and glory. They quickly learn where they can secure reliable sources of campaign cash, and they will do anything to stay at the trough. The needs of any free-loading constituency take a much less secondary role.
American politics is just a shell game of hope, one in which we at last realize that the benefits of its touted equality only accrue to the rich. Our leaders become so cavalier over any reining in of their now largely unlimited powers, that they each week decide the life or death of the untried yet suspicious, and the entirely innocent. That large numbers of the latter are subsequently determined to only be ‘collateral damage’ hardly matters, our main interest is frightening the primitives into endorsing American-style Democracy. With these unquestioned powers firmly in hand, Presidents become boys with toys, or more precisely, angry, ‘Good ol’ boys with military and espionage toys.’
Politicians realize their glad-handing ambitions for money and over-arching influence, because our Constitution was not designed to prevent evil-enabling, populist sea changes against pacifism, privacy, or civil rights. Because the U.S. Constitution was written by slave-owning racists, key provisions on civil liberties, even with ratified Amendments, were never included.
I fail to see why no one else will call in the hand of these almost always disappointing politicians, and with them, their legal brochure, a Constitution ultimately only by and for the rich. This country looks more and more like a mistake to me, a one-World-under-Washington, power and money grab similar to the one causing the first Revolution here. Bad governance is unnecessary governance.
It is tragically naive to believe Washington insiders toil out of regard for their fellow man. To remain viable in their profession they are only looking to close deals, bump up their poll numbers, rake in the re-election cash, then secure high-paying consultancies, and book deals, when it is time to leave the Capitol to largely unearned, deferential applause. Presidents rose through the ranks by following every rule, in the hopes that one day they would push all of these aside, and write their own rules that everyone else would have to follow.
P.s. I would not say I have argument with all Presidents. I like Jimmy Carter because of his obvious strength of character as evidenced by all his work with the non-profit housing partnership, Habitat for Humanity, among other causes.
I know of little to complain about Bob Dole, in large part because was almost mortally wounded in combat while fighting for his country, for what he knew was true. As far as I can tell, he has a very clean legislative record, although as a Republican he may have had to sign on to the Right-wing religious agenda as campaign counterpoint.
I felt more comfortable with GW’s father, George Herbert Walker Bush as President, than his son, but questions about the former’s involvement in Willie Horton dirty-tricks campaigning, and his pardoning of those involved in the Iran-Contra Affair (arms for hostages deal) linger to this day.
P.p.s., if anyone disagrees with anything I have written here, do not hesitate to send me an email. Just copy and paste the passages you cannot understand, and I will attempt to explain them to you. Please don’t say the whole article is in error, Democrat and Republican judgments, because then you would be playing both sides of the fence. When arguing politics, you cannot argue both sides of an issue, unless you are a politician.
The First Presidential Recorded Audio 11/22/14. Presidents at the turn of the century seemed to be much less corrupt, and more ethical as those evidenced in the previous article. Still, they marched America right over a cliff by signing onto the Great War (which if we had lost, we wouldn’t have had World War Two as a consequence of Draconian, German terms of surrender). These are the first audio clips of American Presidents beginning with Woodrow Wilson and going all the way back to Benjamin Harrison in 1889. The further back in time the clip is, the lower that the audio quality of the clip becomes.
Woodrow Wilson assumed the role of President in 1913 (he noted a shift in the Republican Party — away from the more liberal ideals of Lincoln); William Howard Taft was installed in 1909 (makes a few pro-war points unheard of today — is each half of this speech for one of two entirely different audiences?); Theodore Roosevelt was crowned in 1901 (we would be considered the “plain” and “common” people to him, but this was only meant in the nicest way possible); William McKinley was enthroned in 1897 (given the high and mighty of his oratory was it little wonder he was assassinated?); Grover Cleveland was inaugurated in 1892; and Benjamin Harrison was coronated in 1889. (Loyal readers, guess which two of these were the Democrats.) Select a la carte, or run all, Youtube President speeches at once here.
The Wizard of Oz seemed to borrow their royal inflections — they end their self-important sentences with drawn out syllables, at a sustained, higher pitch, not a lower one. Maybe they picked up that manner of speaking at Yale, or else it was the method of oration inherited from Lincoln’s time, perhaps back to Washington, and ultimately to kings, or even to emperors.
C.S.I. will take It from Here, Boys
9/28/09. How reliable is forensic testing? Well, just ask Mr. Daniel Schuler. He is the husband of the Cablevision executive accused of getting drunk beyond all reason, getting behind the wheel, and then murdering seven others on the Taconic Parkway. Neither Mr. Schuler nor any of her friends or relatives can show you pictures of an unhappy, drunken wife with blood shot eyes, parading her alcoholism in front of her sullen kids.
Diane and Daniel Schuler
CSI Westchester tested her blood alcohol and reported a level of .19 percent. Before figuring in gender, each alcoholic drink roughly raises this level .02 percent. Apparently Diane Schuler had just polished off six shots of vodka. That is the equivalent of a six pack, or even more than six beers if she did not finish all six within an hour. Did they smell vomit in the car? Without regard to tolerance, is six plus shots of Vodka within an hour even ingestible without vomiting?
Reducing the strength of their own case, the Medical Examiner’s (ME) report stated she had six undigested grams of alcohol in her stomach, that is a fifth of an ounce, or a sip or two (28 grams to an ounce). They found an Absolut vodka bottle in her car. Instead of disposing the evidence, she must have kept it for the memories, no mention of any mixers.
The official story shocked those who knew her. Yet looking at this from the perspective of an office securing their budget apportionment, maybe it is not so shocking. This is where CSI steps up to the plate, proves their mettle, and convicts whomever may be worth convicting.
CSI Westchester’s credibility is beginning to show signs of weakening though. Despite disagreement with several experts, CSI Westchester recently cautioned that their work cannot be verified for accuracy, the incriminating alcohol would have dissipated. The ME’s Office also refused to say how the samples were preserved, and would not indicate how much the results would be expected to change.
What is more, New York State troopers originally stated Ms. Schuler did not appear to be drinking. They should know, during the six holiday periods of heightened enforcement, NYS Troopers arrest 153 drunken drivers each day. Ann Scott, the 77 year old owner of the campsite Ms. Schuler left two hours earlier, said she didn’t smell alcohol on Ms. Schuler, and would have if she had been drinking. She called home from the road saying she felt very sick, but was still fully coherent.
Was CSI Westchester a little rusty? When is the last time they led a high profile homicide investigation? Her behavior can be accountable to other causes, for instance, that she was known to have to manage blood sugar levels. A six pack by noon-time, in front of the kids? No, I would have to suggest she was having a medical emergency of some kind, such as a mini-stroke, or even a bathroom emergency (it was reported that she and her charges had just finished a greasy breakfast).
10/08/09. Interesting tidbit released today. Based on EZPass records from that fateful day, Ms. Schuler drove one 30 mile leg of the Parkway in 49 minutes, that is 37 mph in a 60 mph zone. Drunk drivers drive faster, not slower, don’t they? Not bad though, traveled 90 miles blind drunk, she could drink anyone under the table. And anyone can tell she is the type that could, too.
When you leave a room, do you leave behind DNA?
The next time you read about a very serious crime in the newspaper, check for details about the use of DNA fingering, or, as they say, DNA fingerprinting. Most major felons do not have bad colds, and are not throwing DNA-rich mucous samples in Kleenex all around the crime scene. They also are not pulling out their hair, in a painstaking effort to commit the perfect crime. So what does the CSI crew do at a crime scene if they cannot find mucous samples or pattern baldness? Does anyone have a clue?
Originally agencies such as the FBI relied on fingerprint and witness testimony to convict defendants. The problem with fingerprinting is there is not enough variation to guarantee a lifted fingerprint belongs to someone in the fingerprint database. There were no computers when one-to-many fingerprinting was in its heyday, so there was no way of matching one set of fingerprints against millions of other ones. So marches blind justice.
And in steps DNA fingering. It is a District Attorney’s dream come true. No exhaustive questioning and interrogation, no unreliable witness testimony, no legal issues in the results of forensic procedure. It is the perfect way of convicting, well, to be honest, of convicting anyone they would like to convict. In most jurisdictions, this means the arrested African American hangs. Because if a District Attorney was dishonest, wanted high-profile cases solved with a little help from CSI, and wanted to misrepresent the truth about a DNA sample, is there a jury today who would know enough about genetics to stop him?
Hey, she looks familiar.
You may say this is so far-fetched to suggest, it is foolish to even raise the point. Well then, let’s say the gun-wielding, black, balding murderer did have a very bad cold the day of the crime in question. The CSI team did their job exceptionally well, picking up all the Kleenex and hair strands, putting them in the specimen jars, and labeling them as to latitude and longitude, date, and time. Now we get to the star of our show, DNA fingering.
The standard text in molecular genetics for pre-med students, and, I would think, medical students as well, is Russell Genetics, Fifth Edition. I paraphrase it here, mostly the section on DNA tests. Deoxyribonucleic acid, according to famed geneticists James D. Watson and Francis Crick, is composed of two spiraling backbone molecules, or double helix. The rungs of this ladder are either adenine-guanine or cytosine-thymine amino acid protein pairs. These base pairs are laid side by side like logs to constitute chromosomes. Homo Sapiens, our genus and species, is composed of 23 connected pairs of chromosomes, 46 all told.
Cell tissue from the suspect is compared against the evidence from the crime scene in the following manner. A restriction enzyme is added to the cell tissue; there are only specified DNA helix the enzyme is to remove, from only specified chromosomes. By some incredible miracle of science and God, the restriction enzyme knows which double helixes need to be separated from which cell, which chromosomes in the nucleus contain the helixes, how far up a chromosome to find the helixes, how many double helixes need to be removed, and where they go after they are removed.
Well now they have their double helixes separated from the rest of the genetic and cellular material. They strip the double helixes into single helixes. Then they take the single helixes and place it on a filter that will attract the genes in question. How the filter can attract unique helix on a molecular level is pure Star Wars as far as one can tell. The final step is to shine radiation through the filter to produce the helix base pair signature, an auto radiogram. So now we have pictures of molecules, I am surprised DNA calendars are not a hot item.
For this to work at all, it must work this way, but for it to work this way you would need micro-tweezers for the job to be accomplished. Because there are no micro-tweezers, and because murderers generally don’t pull out their hair and don’t have the flu while committing criminal acts, DNA fingerprinting is really DNA fingering. It makes the detective’s and the jury’s work much, much easier. Instead of a detective having to go door to door to solve a crime, he just needs to hand over the investigation to CSI. We have been so hood winked with this technology, that if it were actually used to convict the innocent — and who is to say it would not be — we would never be the wiser.
9/10/09. The use of forensic DNA evidence is especially damning because it is supposedly proof from our creator that we are uniquely identifiable at a molecular level. Consequently, it is evidence no one can refute. Add to this the fact that a trial’s lab technicians, district attorneys, and judges have the same government employer, and it is easy to see why there is only a 10.3% felony acquittal rate.
2/01/11. For further reading, check the succinct description of DNA given by its inventor James D. Watson. Page 271 of his book, “DNA, The Secret of Life,” includes a section entitled “How DNA Fingerprinting Works” that makes perfect sense of DNA profiling. Perfect sense, at least, once the relevant, molecular, genetic encoding has been miraculously extracted from the surrounding nucleus. If you question how I can straddle the fence on such a well-established technology, then is it well-established by prosecutorial need, desire, and misapplication, or by science?
Would it be safe to say ... 5/07/12. Most everyone today thinks DNA evidence is irrefutable. Were they expert, then even I would capitulate on my contention that the technology is impossibly microscopic. The aim of its usage though, can be anything other than true. Picture a Texan or Floridian — from where they have by far the most executions, or anyone else from states where they offer the Death Penalty — acting as a juror on a capital murder trial with DNA profiling. If they remembered nothing of their science education, would they understand any of this?
DNA Profiling, a District Attorney’s Dream come True
10/07/09. Beyond the smoke screen blocking out how a prized invention works, DNA profiling consists of just two parts, extracting the DNA, and measuring the number of repeating protein molecules within these extracted segments.
Generating consistent DNA signatures from extracted genetic material sounds impossible. How can the relevant molecular DNA strands — the one of four repeating, protein nucleotides — be separated from the desired chromosomes? Beyond that, how can it be guaranteed that they invariably segment and repeat the same for every cell of every organ, yet be entirely different for any other individual?
(Biology: Life on Earth, 5th ed.)
The length of DNA fragments are measured here by the number of amino acid base pairs.
Earlier incarnations like the one above ignore tandem repeats such as AGCT AGCT AGCT —
if you have instead AGCT AGCT, there is no match, three and two sequences cannot be the same perp, you walk free.
(A is adenine, a DNA helix protein; G, guanine; C, cytosine; T, thymine.)
Compared to extracting relevant molecules, measuring the length of repeating DNA proteins sounds like a breeze. First they are lined up electrostatically, then an X-ray is shined through them. The diffraction returns the number of repeating adenine/guanine or cytosine/thymine pairs of the alleles, or trait length.
Ignoring its beneficial uses — uniting, for the first time, distant, long lost relatives — the DNA chart can also be used to implicate anyone a Justice Department decides deserves to lose their freedom. This technology’s underpinnings may be rock solid, though one should never think it’s application in the American justice system has to be. Keep in mind that district attorneys are promoted on their convictions, not their acquittals.
Psychotic Serial Killer
Psychotic Serial Killer
Regardless of what is presented in court, our system is always good enough for convicting the usual suspects, wastrels or uppity African-Americans. Check some of the evidence keeping downstate DAs busy in Francisco Acevedo’s DNA-volunteering, cold case, rape-murder charges. Read the testimonials for well-regarded Joey Bethea, a second cold case, rape-murder suspect.
Plus there is an added bonus for the prosecution, this cleans up a District Attorney’s cold case docket, another ‘miscreant’ is permanently off the streets, and the victim’s family and the entire region will be so very thankful.
DNA results from 6 people, one trait, using 2008’s equipment.
If a DA said the second one was from the murder scene,
and matched your DNA, could you offer a defense?
Welcome to Mr. Bethea’s and Mr. Acevedo’s worlds.
With a public ignorant of genetics, the District Attorney’s Office calls every shot. Were they to misrepresent your DNA chart during their courtroom presentation, would anyone know any better? In New York, your DNA can be pooled with murderers, and then mistaken for them, with crimes as small as Misdemeanor Trespass One.
One can only pray forensics gets it right. And yes, Forensics staff is chosen and paid for by the courts. Along with the judges and district attorneys, they are all employed by organizations of the state, their paychecks all have the same endorser. As a result, the deck is stacked against the defendant, the potential for abuse here is enormous. I would hope to see a jury one day reject DNA evidence. If they cannot, why would anyone need trials?
Man creates life? Remember cold fusion?
(U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Possible pairings: adenine with thymine,
guanine with cytosine (and reverse order)
This week it was reported that life was created in the laboratory. This study brings to mind Mary Shelly’s tale of human-engineered life — behold Frankenstein. It is hoped Shelley’s lesson, of man falling from grace assuming the role of Creator, won’t require relearning; or that the false promise of cold fusion need not be replicated.
At the root of the process is the dispensing of adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine — DNA’s basic amino acid proteins — from four bottles. For this experiment with bacteria it took a million letter DNA signature, each letter being a single amino acid molecule, or rung, of the DNA helix.
What I have a great deal of difficulty understanding is how the smallest form of organized matter, molecules, can be joined one at a time in a chain in the order the scientist decides. One would have to think it is a chemical or electrical linking process, but how do you align four moving and invisible molecules?
Then there is cell replication. A DNA helix unzips and is filled in by surrounding amino acids brought there by knowing transfer RNA, RNA that knows which amino acids go where. The new cell, apparently within the existing cell, has a new set of chromosome instructions. What triggers the unzipping of the DNA helix, though? Given molecules have no intellect, or even instinct, how does every chromosome of, say, a human’s 46, know to unzip at once? If a growth hormone is the catalyst, what might be its name? Wouldn’t you have to know this to create life?
A $600 million grant was awarded our creator of life, Craig Venter. The backer is Exxon/Mobil, they need him to find another way of generating polluting, hydrocarbon fuel, they think it could be from his synthetic algae. Dr. Venter is patenting his creation so we should soon see details of how his equipment works, along with a look at those four bottles.
Texas and Florida Love taking the Lives of Blacks
Talk Shows Broadcast from Death Row 12/09/17. If talk shows want real action, and visceral intensity, they should have a life story interview of someone on Death Row scheduled to die the next day. Or for even more tension, make it the same day as the injection.
Prisons can accept visitors. Can there be a legal objection to having the visitor hold a camera, when it is their dying wish for a reporter to record their final moments on Earth? When the prisoner wants this, how can it be beneath their dignity?
People would see just how cruel and unnecessary the death penalty really is, and how moments of rage are paid for forever. Texas and Florida are the worst regarding the number of executions, and compare with terrorist organizations in the number killed each and every year. Capital punishment is not fairly applied, as Blacks are disproportionately sent to die.
I am surprised that firebrand host, John Oliver, hasn’t thought of this yet. He has the guts, if no other talk show host does. The hangmen in those States may object, but since when do prisoners have gag orders? Especially those with hours left on this extremely cruel Earth.
Is America worse than ISIS? 2/01/15. Assuming clean-cut beheadings, ISIS handiwork is similar in effect to the guillotine. American lethal injections would probably get the same measure of desired pre-execution dread as beheadings, but injection executions last much longer. If injections are botched (as happened recently in Oklahoma and Arizona), instead of lasting a mere twenty minutes, they can last for up to two hours wherein the dying fitfully gasp for air.
America does a much more profound, more painful job of torturing its prisoners than ISIS, with Texas and Florida doing the coma, paralyze, then seize cha-cha-cha, the most often. Since those two states continue to find a dozen or so angry young men to execute each year — since 1976 when it was legalized again by the Supreme Court — there is no real deterrent value. Florida and Texas are worse than ISIS, they commit more executions each year, roughly one per month, than ISIS has since their inception.
Charles Manson died yesterday at the age of 83. His claim that he spent his entire life in jail still doesn’t make him a sympathetic figure. There are plenty of people who have had unusually hard lives who have never become murderers. There might be a real lesson in his life though regarding capital punishment. He serves as an example of what can go wrong in life. By letting him rot in jail and having him spew his inanities, he looks bad, but the State doesn’t for not putting him down like a stray dog.11/20/17...
By the way, there are plenty of very well-decorated and revered war heroes among us who have murdered more people than Charles Manson ever did. Sure, our enemies in Viet Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan deserved to die because they were conscripted into fighting off an invasion of Americans. 12/09/17.
Tragedy Makes me Sad, not Vindictive 1/03/17. I believe it is now time. I have to ready my Charles Manson obituary: “He brainwashed a loving family before a rather lengthy jail sentence, because he slashed to bits a pregnant Sharon Tate, et al. RIP monster.” Did he rehabilitate himself though? That is the true measure of a man’s mettle. If you dwell in Hell, and if you make commerce with Satan, can you get yourself back out?
From what I read, Manson is seriously burnt out. Death penalty advocates might learn from him regardless. He set an example for murderers with life sentences, ones that, given public sentiment, could have just as easily been executed. Death row inmates like Manson become relics of insanity, living examples of all that can go wrong with mankind. Yet they hardly bother anyone as shells of humanity. Society needs to minimize tragedy by letting the living live, not maximize it by taking down our worst — especially when they might be rehabilitated, or when their life story offers any clues why they murdered.
The same might be said of anyone else currently on death row. If you want to prevent their heinous acts from being repeated, it is instructive to keep alive the ones who perpetuated those acts so we know why they did it in the first place. Watching someone rot in jail for decades serves as a deterrent, giving someone a heart attack via lethal injection on a gurney does not have the same lasting measure of deterrence, the executed leave the public consciousness upon their demise.
Freedom and Justice for Whom? 6/25/15. What might be learned from the slaying of innocent people? For the Boston Massacre bomb placer, it is to do your best to not have a homicidal brother, and do everything in your power to make sure you choose a peaceful one. Even if Dhokhar Tsarnaev was allowed to live, he will never repeat the crime, nor will he be punished for it beyond a one hour injection, a life enjoyed for seventeen years, but not the eighteenth, one that will be terminated obscenely early by the State.
It is also interesting to note that Darenn Roof, the racist behind the Charleston massacre, was forgiven, but the one behind the Boston one was not in any way absolved. Do Blacks forgive more readily than Whites? Is a racial crime with more deaths by a factor of three, treated more lightly than a crime against the State? If I see nine dead bodies on the ground in Charleston, and three in Boston, shouldn’t the guy who killed them in Charleston have more Hell to pay?
Crimes of our State against other States though, are given a slap on the wrist. Robert Bales, the soldier responsible for the Kandahar massacre that slaughtered sixteen, entirely-innocent Afghani civilians, nine of them children, was only given a life sentence with the possibility of parole. The reason for this miscarriage of justice, is if those murdered are not American, they are not human.
Here is a little note on the level of competency of the defense given Dhokhar Tsarnaev. His admission of remorse is only worthwhile after the verdict, and before the sentencing. What is the point of saying you are sorry after the sentencing, isn’t it a little late by then? Isn’t that the one thing the Jury needed to hear? I could draw a diagram of explanation of this for these Court-appointed, ambulance chasers, but it would obviously be too complicated for them to understand.
America has 2.03 million people in prison, the most of any country in the world. China is next with 1.51 million. The U.S. has both the greatest rate of incarceration and the greatest total number of inmates.
Why are so many more Americans sent to prison than people anywhere else? In part, this is because the U.S. over-prosecutes victimless crimes. These are crimes where the criminal and the victim are the same person; and where punishment is then given to both the criminal and the victim. Victimless crimes include drug use and soliciting prostitutes (as well as prostitutes soliciting). Near 25% of the inmates in any federal, state, or county penitentiary are there for drug offenses.
God would never pull the switch, how can Texans? 4/16/10. With Europe having no need for capital punishment, why do Texas and Florida regularly empty barbiturate syringes into prisoners, prisoners strapped down to gurneys? These two states lead the U.S. in capital punishment, what drives their dying need to execute convicts? Since 1976, the state of Texas sent on average at least one person monthly to the death chamber.
Texas should have the least crime in the Western Hemisphere — they are the principality handing out the most death sentences. Capital punishment though, is not a deterrent, states with the death penalty do not have less violent crime. Does the endorsement at the polls of capital punishment by the conservative Floridian and Texan indicate they feel better knowing the heart of another one from the streets has seized?
They had a fascinating show on the Documentary Channel called The Last Supper: The Life of the Deathrow Chef. It was about an inmate chef in Texas who prepared 200 haute cuisine dinners for those about to die of lethal injection. Getting a gourmet last meal, the condemned must think: “were I treated as I am now my entire life, could I ever commit crime?”
From a symbolic standpoint, it has been shown that many, if not most, refusing their last supper were innocent, and should not have been executed. As an institution, the last supper has been thought to be a way to make the death penalty more palatable to society: see how kind we are to those whose lives we take, they will even have a full stomach before Saint Peter.
Considered from a legal perspective, capital litigation is many times more expensive than prosecuting life without parole. Beginning a 1972 to 1976 suspension of the death penalty, the Supreme Court ruled that only a fraction of those convicted of murder actually get executed, so the punishment is in no way applied uniformly.
The Vatican allows the faithful to dissent from Church dictum on the use of capital punishment, but not abortion. Benedict 16 stated Church position: one is still worthy of receiving Holy Communion whether or not you are for the death penalty.
Lastly, you may say that a kind and loving God would not execute a criminal, but who is to say our fair state cannot? Well then, your island of judication has powers comparable to those of God, you can take life with a clear conscience, you have exempted your little commonwealth from the Ten Commandments.
Will Saint Peter exalt executioners and their employers into heaven? A just God would never sanction their handiwork. Regarding a Death Row inmate, even a vengeful God would intone, “why torment him only until his early grave? Let him rot in a jail cell to the age of ninety, let him ruminate an eternity on what he did. Push back his Judgment Day until we both are ready.”
Note: the following article includes graphic descriptions of gratuitous violence. I’d have to say it is a little gross bad, not super-creepy, botched, half-dead, Oklahoma Corrections bad. Next time Oklahoma, remember that it’s coma, paralyze, then seize.
Give Blood Justice to those who Crave It 5/03/14. In the Land of the Free, capital punishment is not cruel and unusual punishment. So when you’re already terminating someone else’s life, additional torture is only welcome gravy slurry for the revenge-crazed (as citizens, isn’t execution the final rung of torture we have to offer those beneath us in opportunity?)
Obama prefers only injection-seizing the hearts of the bigger prey, but why not fry small fry like those convicted of only a murder or two? Actually, is there any point in stopping there? Execute 17-year-olds, any hated person we can railroad in court gets it, gets it ear-to-ear, just gut them like cleaned fish. Mop up this foul mess of a World. Two wrongs do make a right. Forget Moses admonition, Floridians, Texans, and Oklahomians are now the new Gods.
There are a variety of entertainments and experimentation to include with all these taxpayer-funded, celebratory, execution spectacles. They are only spare parts now anyway, so why not castrate the lot of them? Just carve them up for experiments, alive or dead, why would it ever matter? Society heals, it rejoices, from the torturing of those convicted of a crime.
We also execute prisoners to prevent crimes from happening again, so we terminate life mostly for spectacle value. Capital punishment doesn’t actually accomplish this, but it does make for a great, satisfying show. And what American does not love a live wire act?
Offer the bodies of the electrocution-burned carcasses as food for jailhouse tail-gating families. Get your money’s worth from the executioner’s work. Remember it is not gruesome work, but only God’s. Secure a Freedom of Information Act request (your government is terminating life with our money, as a taxpayer we have the right that they show us how it’s done), and have the hangman’s handiwork available on Youtube.
But why only show tape-delays, when this can be simulcast in theaters all across our great nation? Americans want blood justice, and the true American always gets what he wants, so let’s give everyone what they crave.
Sure, the innocent have been fried in the past; but what is more important, the lives of miscreants, or a cherished U.S. pastime of bloodlust? Blind justice marches on, even kicking and screaming. Good work, America. We are cementing our hard-earned reputation as this World’s enforcers. Most visibly in Texas, Florida, and Oklahoma, our violence-loving neighbors to the South, the Red, White, and Blue waves proudly over the land of blood justice.
Why don’t we have the bereaved carry out executions? 7/26/14. Instead of a ten minute execution, one in Arizona last week took two hours, prompting their conservative Senator John McCain to call it “torture.” The convict was heard gasping for breath hundreds of times. Relatives of the decades-gone victim still wanted vengeance, if not by lethal injection, then by “a bullet or Drano.”
In the desire to accommodate the loved ones of the victims, here’s what we propose. Tie down a hood over the convict’s head. Tie both of his wrists and ankles to each other. Next give the victim’s family a noose, several semi-automatic machine guns, machetes, pick axes, and claw hammers, plus the bereaved can bring any additional pain-inflicting objects we neglected to mention here. In memory of their loved one, the family can just go absolutely ape-wild on the international orange-clad former mortal, until he or she lies in a bloody pulp in a swiss cheese of former life. The State will provide disposable slaughterhouse aprons so clothes do not get mussed, and the whole escapade will be videotaped, like a wedding, to cherish as a keepsake album.
Why experience an eye-for-an-eye second hand? Why deny the victim’s family what they crave more than anything else, blood-soaked revenge. Let them fully satiate their bloodlust. Why should the State act as the middleman between the bereaved and their source of exquisite frustration and torment? Nothing will bring back the victim, or ever change the past though. But if the family does need blood, do we as a people have any obligation to step in their way? Arizonans, Oklahomans, Texans, and Floridians, if you need to murder people who are in fact murderers, at least try to make it meaningful and cathartic, and let the victim’s family carry out the execution themselves.
The True North strong and free, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee! Taking a look at my French Canadian heritage here.
To me, one of the true beauties of Canada is hearing spoken French on TV, on the streets, or in song on the radio. It’s as if angels are singing from the heavens, “Someday you will join us.” For much more to love about Canada, and Canadian humour, see Canadian World Domination.
Admittedly not always music heaven sent, this underlined link should launch your audio player to hear radio from France. It’s from Saint Malo, on the French side of the English Channel. Its proximity to England would account for the part-Anglo content. Or you can try a more mainstream one from Paris.
I’d say Canada has only one major negative regarding its public image. That would be the horrific pelt concessions. Seal fur is not allowed in the United States, but all other Canadian pelts are. Coyote and fox, for instance, are in Mr. Biggs’ and P. Diddy’s clothing line. Native people provide 3% of these pelts. The Inuit Eskimo tribe’s been hunting seals for centuries, their way of life is being eaten away by consumer revolt. Yet now even some Inuits are saying that the time has come for the hunting to stop, or at least stop the non-subsistence hunting. If you can stomach the gore, it’s an interesting subject. Here’s a report from the BBC (you’ll like the slogan on Paris’ t-shirt).
Does this get more embarrassing
with age? Even most boxers
have a full set of chicklets.
Another type of Canadian import is the game of hockey. 52% of the players in the National Hockey League are Canadian, the States are said to be next with 22%. I like hockey, the fighting though is really kind of sickening. Almost all players are not a Wayne Gretzky, a Mario Lemieux, or a Sidney Crosby, so a way for a less skilled player to better his career is by inflicting assault-level violence. European hockey leagues don’t allow violence, and, outside of boxing and golf, neither does any other professional sport. Here’s an account of a surreal hockey game that could have changed the direction of the North American game from one of skill to one of thuggery and exploitation.
Welcome to Hockey Night in Canada, like it should be.
Hockey exploits Canadians (and a few Minnesotans) 3/17/13. The National Hockey League, whose largest market is the United States, sells grudge matches for its rabid fans, and is much like professional wrestling, except with real blood. While a Canadian team has not brought home the Stanley Cup since 1993, hockey is still wildly popular there. So much so in fact, that in the 2014 Winter Olympics, both the Men’s and the Women’s Canadian hockey team brought home gold medals. America’s population is ten times that of Canada’s, even though more than fifty percent of the players in the NHL are Canadian.
The Canadian Junior league players emulate these pros. Now however, they are even emulating some of the enforcers. Little more than thugs on ice skates, an enforcer intimidates and levels the playing field against more skillful and honest teams. Violence by followers of their big league role models, even by family of these players, is becoming more commonplace, even more accepted.
If there were many more hockey players like Wayne Gretzky, you’d have a sport;
but there will only be one of him, so all you have left is a thug fest.
My paternal grandparents were both Canadian-born, and my father is a first generation American having spent many summers in Canada while growing up. He had felt (and I agree) that hockey is exploitive of Canadians. Hockey players are modern day gladiators fighting in coliseums before often angry fans. Young men hoping for a ticket to the good life are conscripted into becoming blood-thirsty animals. Professional hockey is played much differently elsewhere, in Europe, for instance. Fighting is not allowed in European hockey, the game there relies on skill — stick-handling, goal-tending, skating, checking, and strategy — but never bare-fisted brawling.
Accomplishing the College President’s Mission
Is your college or university losing the competitive edge its academics once held? How about putting palpable pressure on the students — pressure that can be felt — by adding real-time, personal GPA’s to your school’s web site?
Any grade a student receives would be automatically averaged with their GPA and placed on their spanking new, web site GPA page. Every student’s name and ID photo would be listed here, along with their hourly-updated cumulative and semester Grade Point Average, their last five grades, and to indicate trend, a proportioned, up or down arrow. Gambling on other student’s progress or lack there in, while not condoned, would never be penalized. The students’ grades would be sortable by ascending or descending GPA, so transfers, current standouts, and prospective spouses would be easy to locate.
Those near failing would receive daily emails from the University’s President to their school in box, reminding them, among other things, how much it cost them to attend Grind U. this semester, and how much their parents are counting on them to succeed. Those at the top of the list would be invited to President round tables and asked to start making alumni pledges from their meal plan’s flexi cash. Turning the screws on future alma mater has never been this effective (and this much fun).
Branded with a Four-digit Numeral, the SAT Score 10/17/11. Most college entrance committees employ scholastic fortitude tests to grade their teenage “prize bulls.” After students gauge their testing prospects, some must resort to cheating to keep up with their crowd, their ambitions, or their parents’ expectations.
59% of high school students admit to cheating on tests within the last year — aren’t these the young adults’ golden years, and their dishonesty the response to insane, mostly parent-driven pressure?
As the system exists today, wealthy mommas and poppas can financially pave the way for Junior to get into lofty Prestige U., while those deserving admission sadly ponder their rejection (Smith College, New York University, and Wake Forest skirt the cheating issue, SATs are optional there). The justification for crookedness becomes: “I will rightfully assume the position my station in life afforded me. Testing results will not keep this Vanderbilt behind the eight ball.”
Ivy League Study Helpmates 3/05/12. Each of the eight Ivy League colleges will be floating a trial balloon this fall. In an attempt to promote classroom attendance, every student, for a nominal fee, will have access to a study assistant.
If the student has been coding another Facebook, or researching their paramour’s genealogy, they can put in a call to the service the night before class. The next morning, the study aide will take notes for each of the classman’s lectures, enter them into a word processor, and return them to their door, that evening, in a bound volume.
The helper corps will be subsidized with the college’s endowment. The corps will consist of foreign graduate students who, unable to pay their tuition and/or their education loans, need to stay permanent extradition. Early evaluations of the plan have been positive, with most indicating the tractability and positive reception by the future study assistants. MIT declined participation, noting their students are not only in it for the money.
The Ivy League gives go-ahead for Dorm Room Prostitution 8/19/13. The trustees of each of the eight Ivy League colleges have agreed to permit prostitution in the dormitories. Citing research that shows students who are “chasing tail” do not get good grades, the availability of sex workers allow collegians more time to pursue their studies, not each other.
Conceived as a package similar to the meal plan, it will be called Pay as You Lay. While lines may be long, enclosed kiosk billing stations will be discrete, and built in each University’s Student Commons area. The dedicated video terminals here will have an app not dissimilar to ones of dating services. Interested students will be able to browse photos, and profiles of attractively-attired sexual associates in light, colorful clothing, placed in casual poses, then they can schedule appointments with their choices.
Students of both sexes hailed this as a great relief, especially during finals time, when stress is at its highest. Nathaniel Eaton, the
Harvard President, noted that students can double up in other rooms when their room-mates are being visited by hookers, or just sleep with their back turned, and have the stereo going.
I pledge allegiance to ... Hitler?
I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
From 1892, until half way through World War II, the official salute to the United States flag was the Bellamy Salute. And the Bellamy Salute was, for all outward appearance, the Nazi salute.
Francis Bellamy composed the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892. The Bellamy Salute was the accompaniment he proposed and it became widely accepted. When the pledge is begun, the first gesture is to salute military style, palm down, hand close to the forehead. At the point “to my flag” is recited, the arm starts extending until it looks exactly like the school child is demonstrating the Nazi salute.
A group of American schoolchildren
performing the Bellamy salute,
The outstretched arm salute was stopped by Franklin Roosevelt on June 22, 1942. The Daughters of the American Revolution, while initially resistant to the change, fell into ranks the following year. Hitler was using the salute since the late 1920s, one has to wonder why American children were posturing in the same way as a bloodthirsty dictator, and doing so for all of fifteen years.
Why would the Nazis, already up to their neck in symbolism — swastikas, the SS badge, the brown shirts, the eagle — choose as another symbol for annihilating the Jews, the same symbol used by American school children? It could be the same reason Charles Lindbergh did, it shows to the world whose side you’re on, and it demonstrates to children whose side they are on.
Repeal the Second Amendment NOW!!!
The NRA and the lunatic fringe gun crazies endanger the police, and every other American. The only way to end their pathetic trigger happy nightmare is by repealing the Second Amendment, but no organization has the guts to get behind this...
Upstate New York’s United States Senator, Kristen Gillibrand, feels safer because she owns guns. Then aren’t we all safer if we all own a gun? Shouldn’t every neighborhood be stocked with clip after clip of live ammunition? The more guns in circulation, the more trouble for the bad guys, right? Or does Ms. Gillibrand only deserve to be safer?
Consider the N.R.A.’s, and Gillibrand’s, firmly held contention that the Second Amendment of the Constitution approves the building of local munitions caches. The Constitution was written after the Revolutionary War. You don’t want the British back, you don’t have a constabulary (that is, police), then keep guns in your attic. Today, though, the Second Amendment to the Constitution no longer makes sense. We shouldn’t follow it as if it were written by the hand of God, because the U.S. Constitution sanctioned slavery as well, it is a flawed document.
Gillibrand insists she is only from a family of hunters, the joy of gun play is just part of their heritage. If part of your gun subculture enjoys killing large yet defenseless mammals, so be it, has anyone ever heard them even cry out? And for you, the hunter, the visceral satisfaction in eviscerating your next meal must be overwhelming. For the power to kill is akin to sex for some — a pure rush of endorphins.
When the scope is aimed at another person, though, in that split second, the hunter may become the hunted. There is no way of knowing if pulling back the trigger, and hitting your target, cuts down someone who actually deserved to die. You have dispensed capital justice, Albany style. You have assumed the authority of policeman, judge, jury, trial, and God.
Gillibrand is ultimately not only responsible for her own gun collection, but also for anyone that sees her as a role model in buying and firing from a collection of their own. And Gillibrand is also responsible for any murders that result from her taking any leadership role in relaxing gun control statues. Is that what the Capital District should be known as, the home of gun lovers? Is that Frontier Spirit?
The former Vice Presidential candidate proud of the kill claims
she did not influence the psychotic, anti-government crusader, here proud as punch.
Jared Loughner Point Blank 1/12/11. Now there is final and lasting proof, anyone, just anyone, in America can purchase or possess a gun. If an American has the money, and sometimes even without as much, American murder hardware is theirs. High profile targets have included John F. Kennedy then Lee Harvey Oswald, Martin L. King, Robert F. Kennedy, James Brady, and John Lennon. There have been nine presidential assassination attempts since President Kennedy’s life was taken. Low profile targets are obviously far too numerous to mention, although the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence states more than a million Americans have been killed by guns since 1968.
Far before the grinning, 22-year-old emptied a round into Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ head, he should have been under serious psychiatric observation, instead he may be facing lethal injection. It is easy to see why any prosecution would want to execute him, his life says something very, very negative about this country — and Jared would be much easier to forget if he were dead. The downside for the gun religion though, would be that any lessons from his life would also be forgotten.
Extra TV, the entertainment news show, ran a piece on Wednesday about Sarah Palin’s negative campaign ads from the fall. The ad in question showed a U.S. map with gun sights on future Congresswoman Gifford’s campaign headquarter’s location in Tucson. Sure, this is in very poor taste and one has learned to never hope for more from Ms. Palin. But Jared Loughner did not pull the trigger and gun down a 9-year-old because of very distasteful advertising. He did it because he lives in a country where gun ownership, and its use, is not only allowed, it is encouraged, by both the National Rifle Association and Sarah Palin.
Over at the N.R.A., they know how good it feels to intimidate and to kill with guns, in backwaters this defines your gender and your turf. The Boy Scouts of America and the 4H both receive money from the N.R.A. because kids need to understand early in life that it feels good to kill, really good. Along with boy scouts, N.R.A. membership also includes many military types, whose “by any force necessary” dictate was, or still is, the rule of the jungle.
By giving in to the agenda of both the N.R.A. and lifelong member Sarah Palin, the American government is just as complicit in the latest massacre as the gun locker crowd is. Washington is even more blameworthy, in fact, because the N.R.A. cannot pass any legislation without Capitol approval. If the dust ever settles in Dodge, the gun happy must seriously question their joy in “pulling trigger finger here, killing something way over there,” and, for once, consider sports where, when all is said and done, nothing ever has to die.
Hillbillies need Killing Hardware (and they vote) 1/28/13. The same parchment that permitted slavery — the United States Constitution — also extended the privilege of bearing flint-lock rifles to the non-slave, and the non-British. Unfortunately, we are still held hostage by the Second Amendment of our Founding Fathers.
The argument we hear today, and it is even heard from President Barack Obama of the Democratic Party, is that America needs gun law leniency because rural people need guns; gun use is a family activity, it brings joy to their lives. Because the hillbilly needs guns, he must be indulged because our centuries-old governance parchment says he must be indulged. The rationale continues: favor guns and you favor rural independence (they do not have supermarkets with meat products in Montana, hillbillies have no choice but to hunt for their protein).
As the recent massacres in Connecticut and Colorado demonstrate, the rural hillbilly with the assault gun rack on his pick-up truck foots much of the blame. Yet with the explosive power of gunpowder being so irrepressible, he surely deserves automatics as much as the next killer. For the hillbilly’s part, he must wonder how a New Yorker could possibly understand the significance of dressing venison for a wedding banquet.
I am not suggesting that rural people are hillbillies bunkered with arms, living and breathing guns and gunpowder. It is just that our elected representatives in Washington are not only suggesting they require guns, they are now formulating policy around this assumption. When will this country ever learn? In a modern world, no one needs killing hardware.
The National (Automatic) Rifle Association will say guns don’t kill people, people do. Yet with what are they being killed? If you take away guns, will there be mass murderers wielding steak knives? Then the NRA will promote guns as a defense against the eminent government overthrow. The NRA may want to do a quick inventory of the U.S. Military — over a million enlisted, drones, tanks, air-to-ground missiles. If someone does not like their government, owning guns will not help their cause.
The NRA has always argued that a home is not safe without a rifle under the bed; or a convenience store is not safe without a pistol under the counter. Then give everyone a gun, and maybe we can lower our tax bill by no longer needing police. Have every neighborhood organized street by street into militias. Known more recently as gangs, they already do this in Detroit, Michigan and Compton, California with breathtaking results.
Ending on a more serious note, reducing assault weapon clips from ten to seven rounds, as proposed in the New York State Legislature, does what exactly? It reduces the yield of a mass murderer by 30%? Well done, America, well done. With the long-winded rhetoric heard from our public officials, and with this country’s growing arsenal, can it be long until we see still more TV images of Americans, young and old, grieving or covered in blood?
P.S. Living in this country and writing about its love of lethal weaponry, may make the gun nut look for revenge. Isn’t that what this violent country stands for though — assault for difference of opinion?
The GOP says bring on the Machine Guns 3/21/13. The assault weapons ban was just killed in the Senate two days ago. Democrats caved in to all their gun-nut constituency and NRA pressure; and Republicans — voted in by those who embrace both gun rights and guns themselves — remembered who footed the bill for all their Washington hijinks. These clowns’ first priority is not the public good, they are there to line their pockets with NRA cash — they are a disgrace.
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A conservative commentator on NPR said recent massacres did not use assault
rifles. I may be mistaken but the weapon used in Columbine and shown
here is not just a rifle, it is a semi-automatic assault rifle, a 9 mm TEC-DC9.
To senators in favor of circulating more machine guns, an AK-47 is what manhood is all about. Instead of their wife, they would love to cuddle up with a hard shaft of steel. Assault rifles really get their juices flowing. They rub up against it, they rub it down, they give it names.
Let us listen in on Senator Reapenmore’s conversation with his gun: “Let me hold you close, my sweet darling, my peppy machine gun. Don’t tell anyone you are a machine gun, Doreen. I cannot hunt with you because machine guns swiss-cheese the haul, and you don’t need to hunt to own a semi-automatic. This is our secret. Come to me, Doreen. Oh, your blue metal feels so good against my supple hands. Let me caress you.” Smash, crash, clash, clatter. “Oops, didn’t mean to blow out a window. Barbara, where are you going? Doreen, where is Barbara going? My wife of twenty years, if she cannot understand my love of killing hardware, who needs her, Doreen? Barbara will never understand what it is to love a gun. I will never let a wife come between us again. Senators wives are a dime a dozen anyway, they know guns are put up, or shut up.
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This is a Smith & Wesson M&P15, the same model used in the 2012 Aurora Massacre.
Feed system is a 10 or 30-round detachable box magazine.
I bet plenty of people hunt with this, they take home swiss cheese venison.
Again, this is not an assault rifle?
“From here forward, it is just you and me, Doreen. Doreen, I almost forgot to tell you, I have the greatest news. The NRA gave me an extension in the mail — a huge, political action committee check. I will be in Washington six more years, forget the sales job at the Farmers’ Car Lot. I look forward to serving you Doreen and all the lovely gun nuts — I mean gun enthusiasts. Doreen, today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. They say I am only in it for the money, well I am. What was my point? Doreen, yes, yes ... Yes, Doreen ... You mean the world to me.
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This is a Bushmaster XM-15, the same model
used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Massacre.
If this is not an assault rifle, what is?
“Doreen, back on the farm we would cull the weaker ones in the herd, they would be slaughtered for their meat. That is all Sandy Hook was, it was just an exercise to cull some of the weaker ones from the herd, so we can all be free. It is just culling, Doreen. They must understand, we need to cull, cull the weaker ones. Then it’s just social control, keep the lefties in their place. We’re the patriots, this is our country to do as we see fit. I am proud America is filled with guns, we need more and more of it. More and more culling ...
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! “Doreen!!! I shot myself with your love!!! This is agony Doreen!!! I never knew this pain, beyond excruciating!! I cannot cry, almost shock! The blood, my blood! OWWWWWWW, C*S*K*R!!! OWWWWWWW, M*F*K*R!!! OWWWWWWW, C*S*K*R!!! OWWWWWWW, M*F*K*R!!! OWWWWWWW, C*S*K*R!!! OWWWWWWW, M*F*K*R!!! OWWWWWWW, C*S*K*R!!! A gallon of my blood, spilled everywhere. Doreen, I will always love you. Mommy, help me, Mommy — help me, please Mommy! ...” †
The moral: in Washington DC, guns and money are more important than people’s lives. This is the lingua franca of the Republican Party. Any Republican will gladly tell you that, even moderate Democrats would do so as well. The GOP would say if a massacre happens again on their watch, just bring on the machine guns, their work is never done.
† Crying for one’s mother is from Vietnam, specifically the nonfiction book and movie, Born on the Fourth of July. A soldier in Ron Kovic’s squad had been shot and was bleeding to death, and that is how he tried to lessen the pain. I cannot recall, they may have just shot him to take him out of his misery — a mercy round, a coup de grace. The dying had no such luck in Sandy Hook, Aurora, Tucson, Virginia Tech, Columbine ...
Would the World be a better place with or without guns? 11/07/14. What this World needs today is a Global Weapons Meltdown Day whereby every nation of the World and each of its citizens surrenders their weaponry to have them recycled into plough shares. When everyone finally accomplishes this, we will have entered the Kingdom of God as prophesied by scripture. Of course, we may have to do this when it’s already too late to save what is left of humanity.
One may think gun extinction (as opposed to gun proliferation) would be impossible, but if there was enough momentum and participation, it could reach critical mass, thus toppling the World’s military-based power structure. Army soldiers across the globe would abandon their posts, and the desire to murder one’s fellow man would be relegated to history as just another barbarism of mistaken aggression, aggression for sins never forgiven by a people whose tragic flaw was a lack of magnanimity (there could even be a Global Armed Services Walkout Day as well, only needing one World player to capitulate before the dominoes fell everywhere).
Now imagine if gun manufacture and supply were as illegal as the supply chain of heroin — because both are just as deadly. The weapon surrender programs that are needed to ban these guns have been run locally but never nationally and globally. When most finally agree on disarming, that window of opportunity might already be jammed shut by defensive posturing on a dystopian level. Better a weapon meltdown, than an incensed populace meltdown, one who is cocked and locked to the teeth.
Without the NRA, Dylann Roof is a Racist, and not a Mass Murderer 6/19/15. There is a tremendous amount of finger-pointing going on in America after our most recent massacre. The hynotic, homicidal effect of the Confederate Flag, of all things, has been blamed as being the culprit for the murders down in Charlotte. Sure, it is in really atrocious taste to fly the Southern Cross — the emblem of slavery — but it never pulled the trigger of an assault weapon. Then, many Americans blame the media, but the media did not provide the hardware for use by an unstable, homicidal racist named Dylann Roof.
People searching for the cause of the bloodletting also blame the violent nature of America and its military, one who has destabilized and invaded Iraq, Afghanistan, and Viet Nam. Yet their mission is not to hand out Glocks, Derringers, and AK-47s, to anyone who wants them. Or they blame the White Supremacists, known terrorist organizations, but one not existing to disperse guns, and one not working to put elected officials on the ballot to legalize assault rifles, and bring carnage to fruition.
No, the only ones who want guns everywhere in this country, and that have the powerful, lobbying fire-power to make it all happen, the ones who made easy gun availability for Dylann, and who made the Charleston massacre a reality — with surely more to come — is the real American terrorists, the National Rifle Association. The NRA makes it possible for anyone, even someone as crazy as Dylann, to load a clip into an assault rifle, and empty it into innocent people’s brains.
No other nation has our problem with murder equipment. Even considering our long, and embarrassing history of bloodshed, we still have not learned our lesson, and it doesn’t look like we ever will. Gun control advocates will not even attempt to deal with the cause of America’s mayhem, and the source of the NRA’s power, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, even though polls show the votes are there to repeal it. Jim Brady acolytes would be out of a job if there was no longer a problem to fix.
The NRA will tell you that we need guns to fend off the government — along with their tanks, their air-to-ground missiles, their five armed services divisions, their drones... If the American government makes NRA gun crazies crazy, then go find another country to terrorize.
Until the Second Amendment is repealed, as Prohibition was repealed, it will only be a matter of time until the next pools of blood form such as those in Columbine, Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, Virginia Tech, and now Charleston... Otherwise, good luck, America, eventually your part of the country will be next. Thanks to the NRA, there are guns in your neighborhood and in every neighborhood, and unless the NRA is stopped, or the Second Amendment is repealed, they always will be.
You might have noticed that President Obama will never speak out publicly against the NRA. If he did, his head would get blown off. That is the definition of a terrorist organization. Then how does the American government treat terrorist organizations? The NRA is a non-profit, it’s 501(c)(4), somehow they fooled Washington into believing they promote "social welfare" (or they just lobbied for it, and paid off enough politicians with Political Action Committee dollars). So if an organization promotes the use of guns used in murdering people, and they are tax-exempt, doesn’t that make Al Queda tax-exempt as well?
Repeal the Second Amendment — NOW!!! 10/02/15. There is only one way for America to end its semi-annual carnage, and that is to repeal the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Gun control advocates just waste their time and our money claiming background checks are the key.
The real solution is reversing one of the two mistakes the Founding Father clowns made when they wrote that we have, “The right to bear arms — and use them to murder innocent civilians,” thus making it the law of the land. The second faux pas the clowns made, leading to over a half million deaths in America’s Civil War, was to legalize slavery in the Constitution. Considering that Washington and Jefferson both owned over a hundred people apiece, one cannot say the Second Amendment was the work of a higher order of intelligence — they were just self-interested, hypocritical racists.
I’m not so sure you can even blame the National Rifle Association anymore, who are the closest we have to domestic terrorists in this country besides those two young brothers up in Boston. N.R.A. gun crazies are just capitalizing on a grossly defective United States Constitution. It’s almost like exploiting a loophole in the tax code, although people cheating on their taxes aren’t normally associated with funerals.
New Vocabulary for a Gun-free America 1/08/16. With President Obama’s town hall meeting last night about limiting access to guns, Other Letter is going one step further by introducing a New Vocabulary for a Gun-free America.
Without further ado, the Founding Fathers’ Second Amendment becomes “Founders’ sanction as slavers to hold down African Americans by any means necessary.” The term gun owner becomes “a gun crazy,” one who has cultivated mortal enemies real or imagined, one who thinks they can take the law into their own hands, and one who thinks the coolest thing in the World is murdering someone out of revenge (just like you’ll see in every Quentin Tarantino movie).
The National Rifle Association is “a legalized, tax-exempt, domestic terrorist organization,” one whose sole reason for being is to put murder hardware into the hands of as many people as possible. A hunter is a “queerly sadistic, murderer of defenseless wildlife” — or if we can call a spade a spade, just call him, “a queer.” (If you need to empty the bullets of a rifle into the skull of another living being to make you feel as though you’re a man, I’m sorry, but you’re a queer.)
How many more massacres must Americans witness before they pull their heads out of the sand (and their asses) and they repeal the Second Amendment? Unfortunately, even in the New Vocabulary, the number of massacres is infinite.
Because to quote the average American: “Er, derr, the Founding Fathers are my Gods, they gave us McDonalds and Walmart, and the Land of the Free. Just because they legalized slavery and legalized the guns to keep slaves enslaved, it didn’t bother them if their property ran away, you just holler and Aunt Jemima come running home to make din-din flapjacks. Guns had nothing to do with keeping property in line, guns are only about freedom, the American Way, and the American Dream. Put a gun in every house, er, derr...”
If this site ever gets traffic, I will pull this article, because we live under the rule of legal terrorists known as the NRA, and because you just about need police protection if you want to tell the truth in America.
Unless the Second Amendment is Repealed, the Bloodletting will Last Forever 6/12/16. Without the National Rifle Association’s passion for warm guns, Omar Mateen is only an angry young man, not the biggest mass murderer in American history. The Islamic State, or ISIS, may account for forty murders each year in the States. The NRA, on the other hand, bankrolls political campaigns. In return, Congressmen pen permissive gun laws, which account for thousands of murders annually.
Yet to resolve America’s bloodlust we need to go further upstream, to the source of the NRA’s power, the American Constitution. Looking at the NRA’s invincible track record, the only way that they will ever be stopped is by the repeal of the Second Amendment.
As a sidebar, while most are calling to end access to guns, Trump is striving for comic effect. He prays for the end of Islam and sees the slaughter as an opportunity for self-congratulation — he knew all along that Muslims, or at least the non-Western ones, are the enemy. The tragic part, of course, is Trump is NRA-endorsed, and to him, it is not the murder hardware that kills people, it is the religion of Islam.
So to that end, Trump wants to not allow Muslims in this country. Which raises another point, after the next abortion clinic gets bombed, should the comings and goings of all Christians be monitored?
These tragedies are not being remedied in any sense, because they can’t be, our governing U.S. Constitution presents no legal objection to lethal assault weapons. The founding plantation gentlemen needed guns to hold down their slaves, but with today’s protective agencies (police, armed services), there is no longer any legitimate need for civilians to own them.
Without a Repeal, why even raise your eyebrows about what happened in Orlando, because this is the semi-annual slaughter in the Land of the Gun (yes, the San Bernardino carnage was December 2, 2015); and it will happen, oh, at least once a year, every year, for the rest of your life. You can pretty much count on it, because we are not in Canada or Great Britain, who never had a Second Amendment to live with, and have a fifth and a fiftieth lower murder rate, respectively, than the good ol’ U.S. of A.
Four more points to address. One is the horrific casualties we and our enemies have suffered after our foreign invasions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Viet Nam. The blood spilled there was exponentially worse than what happened in Orlando, yet America did not raise any stir at all about its war machine.
Second, we could ban assault rifles as they kill the fastest, and then just allow hunting rifles. It is just that if you leave the door open, just a bit, the NRA goon squad will have America back on the assault rifle standard in no time.
Third, is it true that if we outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns? Great Britain has no guns and no gun crime, so this contention is wrong. “Then, what about all the outstanding guns in circulation,” John Q. and Jane Q. Public asks. When game-filled Australia outlawed firearms they had a very successful gun buyback program. Most would choose a nice chunk of change in their wallet over a murdering device.
And lastly, this is not a hate crime, or a crime of terrorism, at its soul, this is a gun crime. President Obama knows that if the gun supply was cut off, these sickening crimes would never happen again. He knows how to do it, too, and that is campaigning for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Obama is also a family man, and even though the job does entail the risks of a martyr, he has absolutely no intention of becoming one. This is why he makes no mention of the NRA in any of his speeches, none at all.
For all his admirable courage in volatile areas such as Civil Rights, when it comes to gun control, paradoxically, this President is a complete coward. A Clinton Presidency would not be much different, and in a Trump Presidency, the Donald would be promoting gun use to the great peril of this nation.
No one in federal office is allowed to speak out about the NRA, it is verboten. Bloomberg tried for awhile, but he hasn’t gained any traction. Politicians may even say they cannot make mention of a private organization, but would they say the same about the KKK, or neo-Nazis? — which are similar terrorist fronts. I have never heard Obama say the acronym, NRA. Is it even included in his vocabulary?
Without the Second Amendment, Alton Sterling is still alive. 7/07/16. This is what is wrong with the Monday morning quarterback analysis of cops shooting Blacks. If we start with Ferguson, the cop in that unfortunate death was never known as a racist. He was young and incompetent, he lost his cool, and his training was deficient. Obviously, no one committing petty offenses should be treated as if it was a capital one.
Alton is a different story. He had a gun. If America ever decides to protect its people by repealing the Second Amendment, this killing never happens. Pretend you are a cop, and someone who doesn't make their living legally reveals a gun. Say what you like, but the CD knock offs that Alton was selling are not a higher calling, already there is an aura of criminality. Yet with the Repeal, he doesn't have a gun to brandish, happy ending, end of story, no one cares how he makes his living. Yet he did have a gun, which when seen by most people, especially by cops, is a lethal weapon, even more so when placed in untrained hands.
This is where the truth gets really nasty. Poor people commit more crime because some of them need the money desperately. Who do you profile? Well, Madoff is one, but white collar criminals are few and far between compared to those who are scraping by, because if you are comfortable, you hardly need to steal. Crime is a function of economic disparity. Moreover, who did we oppress with segregation, with “separate but equal” legal barriers to advancement? You tell me, who do you profile? Either you legislate opportunity, or you are left with incompetent policing cleaning up the mess from economic wrongs.
Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, and his slave-owning plantation buddies, we live in the Wild West. He had to hold down his slaves with guns, so he put it in the U.S. Constitution that he could. America just doesn't get it, this is a tragically unsafe place to live. The government won't protect us, because legally it can't. Thomas Jefferson said, "Everyone can have a gun, because I need to enslave Africans." When you think of the devastation this and the slave clause has caused, Jefferson is a war criminal. Just note how this is an Amendment to the Constitution, not part of the original work.
There are never any happy endings with guns. Nothing will ever, I mean ever, change with the homegrown and continual, American carnage until the Second Amendment is repealed. The final chapter of the American slaughterhouse saga is the buyback of guns at a substantial premium, as Australia did when it shut down its Wild West. As much as America loves to kill, they love money much, much more. Remember that without guns, the psychotic and/or incensed can kill no one.
With their dereliction of duty, American politicians are the clowns at large who are ultimately and criminally responsible for this mayhem. The ones taking NRA money especially deserve our condemnation, or those who won’t speak out against these domestic terrorists. Let’s be honest, though, every last one of them is a coward who will never, ever say a single negative word about the Congress-owning NRA. Their vocabulary does not even include the word, “NRA.” One cannot begin to solve a problem until one can name a major obstacle in the way of solving it. I loath using the n-word, but at least in this regard, that is all President Obama is: ineffectual, a coward, and one accomplishing nothing.
You can tell Afghanistan is no physical threat to him, or by extension, the rest of this country. We know this because he has no compunction sending more and more troops there to kill and be killed — and yet he speaks openly about it, and unlike the NRA, he fears no retaliation from Afghanistan. (Then how might waging war there ever stop terrorism? Don’t kid us, Barack, there is the Trans-Afghanistan oil pipeline being built through there.) Yet he will not even utter the acronym, “NRA,” in public. He stays ensconced in the White House, getting his ol’ U.S. Foreign Invasion Groove on, but will do nothing to save those at home. Obama has entire divisions of the Federal government protecting him; by writing this, I am at greater risk, and my police detail is shared with a million others.
He should not feel entirely alone though, before him we had: the Baby-Bastard President (he doesn’t win too many points from me for sending over four thousand servicemen and women to their deaths on false pretenses), the Dixiecrat, and the Senile-Nincompoop. They all feel they can just prance around, pretend they have it all under control, look pretty for the camera, and get rich with speaking and engagement fees when it comes time to exit the Oval Office. They think they got everything going on, that everyone else is a loser, when they are, in fact, the biggest losers of all for neglecting their electorate, and for maintaining their own separate agenda from those who got them into elected office in the first place.
This latest in New Orleans and Minnesota (and what do you know, Dallas has just reported in their dissatisfaction by using cops as target practice) is more politico opportunity for story time, just another yarn to spin. America, where life is cheaper than anyplace else on this Earth. Why aren’t these rampages happening in Great Britain? Because they do not have any Second Amendment endorsing murder.
Finally, on WNYC-FM, New York City, National Public Radio (NPR), a District Attorney said the way to counter crime is opportunity, or employment and education, as well as decent housing. These are long-held goals of a just society going back to Lyndon Johnson’s Presidency, and his War on Poverty. Yet if you truly want to seriously curtail the murder rate forever, it is very simple, do not give an entire nation a license to kill as the Second Amendment does. Repeal it. After slavery, it was America’s and the Founders’ worst mistake.
Profiles in Cowardice by the Executive Clowns 7/17/16. Obama should pen a book entitled, Profiles in Cowardice, wherein he explains to the American people why he never once uttered the word “NRA,” while in public office. It would seem to most, including myself, that if there exists an organization whose sole purpose is to arm Americans to the teeth with assault rifles, as is the NRA’s mission, you might want to speak out about it, even just once would be nice.
Yet going back to the Dawn of Homemade Warfare, the massacre in Columbine, not a single President has said anything negative about the organization standing in the way of a civilized America. As the most partial of atonement, Americans really need to have each of these Presidents write as to why they are yellow-bellied cowards, because as we wait and wait and wait, more and more and more people buy a gun as they come off the assembly line, and then use it on people they have a gripe against. What adds to the problem is that the Presidents all hunt, even Obama loves the feel of a warm gun.
Incensed or insane people can only kill when their government allows them to have the hardware to do so. Repeal the Second Amendment, and set up gun buy backs, or else the carnage will really start in earnest. As for the Congressional and Executive jackasses’ exhortations that passive prayer will somehow right the wrongs of the NRA, and our defective Constitution, well, that has not worked before, why would they ever think it will work now? 7/17/16.
The South’s Second Chance at Freedom 7/21/16. With all the gun trouble in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Orlando, and New Orleans, and their whacked-out open carry laws, what we need to do now is allow the South to secede, just like Scotland tried to do in Great Britain. The only difference is that while the Scots failed, here the South won’t fail, we won’t let them.
Southerners can take their: regressive religion, love of warm assault guns, racial bigotry, hatred of gays, and backwards views of reproductive rights. Then have them make do with their own trailer trash culture as they build a new nation, a new Confederacy, one founded in liberty for the Whites. We say, may they burn in Hell, and given the time of year it is, they already are there anyway. Any White Southerner reading this is just drooling at the prospect of sovereignty; and any African-Americans that are unfortunate enough to be still left living there, will now be high-tailing it up North.
Yet if you, or someone you know, is so unfortunate to live South of the Mason-Dixon Line, we invite you to join the "Sexit" movement. Just get a #2 pencil, a notebook, and start collecting signatures by heading down to your nearest Winn-Dixie Über-shopper Super-emporium. Wear one of those two-sided placards, and have it read, “The South will rise again! Sign here!”
Good riddance to the South, especially to the most despicable of them all, the Texans. All of you wanted your independence in the Civil War, well now you can finally get it. Just to keep your kind out, we will be building a second wall keeping the Southerners where they belong, in steaming, Holy Hell. This is besides the Trump wall that we will probably start building in December to keep out the Mexicans. Then why not have a third wall to prevent the Midwesterners from spreading their gun crime and intolerant, moral decay, as they are hardly any different from the Southerners.