Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Open Letter to the House and the Senate



 To all members of Congress:

This is on you.
Donald Trump was elected by the Electoral College and 25% of the electorate. His election is on them.
His behavior, his policies, his preposterous demeanor - that's on him.
That he is getting away with so much that is detrimental to our nation, our Republic, our democracy, our society is on you. That lies squarely on the doorstep of Congress.
He lies. You hem, haw and prevaricate or say nothing at all.
He insults our allies and our most revered institutions and you do nothing to oppose his slander.
He threatens our allies and ingratiates himself to ruthless despots and dictators and you stand idly by.
He shields and sides with sex offenders, crooks, and the most disreputable sort of people and you never raise a finger or your voice in criticism.
Choose to be on the correct side of history, for history will record this episode of the American story as a calamitous time when the wrong people were in power for the wrong reasons taking the wrong actions.
Protect Mueller.
Protect Rosenstein.
Move to impeach the president.
NOW!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Where Do You Stand?

Back from a month-long trip to the States, touring in the Red State West with the Mary Jo Curry Band.
I've recovered from a near-terminal case of jet-lag and am back in the saddle again.
Here's a letter I wrote today to my Senators and Congressman in Colorado:


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Trump's approval numbers have been under water for some time; 52% to 55% disapprove of his administration. 66% of women disapproved of Trump BEFORE the Kavanaugh debacle. Since that sham, his numbers have plummeted. You might say his numbers are akin to a bathysphere in need of a bilge pump.

According to FiveThirtyEight.com, there's a 75% likelihood that the Dems will take the House in November. When they do, one of the first orders of business will be the impeachment of the president, the vice-president and many of Trump's appointees, including Brett Kavanaugh.

The New York Times' investigation into the Trump family finances has revealed extensive tax fraud and questionable tax evasion for decades. The Attorneys General of State of New York and the City of New York are on the case to recoup what the state and city are owed. This will most probably leave the entire Trump family destitute and open for further civil and criminal litigation.

The District of Columbia and the State of Maryland are suing Trump for his violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution. Eighteen states are currently suing the Trump administration for his family separation policy and the imprisonment of children.

After the November election, we can be certain that Robert Mueller will issue a flurry of subpoenas and indictments prior to his release of the report of findings. Most expect to hear that Donald Trump and his campaign were conspiring with Russian agents to subvert the American electoral process.

Where will you be? Will you be on the correct side of history? Or will you be one of the apologists for the the most corrupt and inept president in American history with egg all over your face with hounds at the door screaming for your political blood?

No magic bullet - such as Brett Kavanaugh - will save this pathetic, criminal presidency. Short of a military coup, there will be no redemption or exoneration of Donald J. Trump.

The choice is simple; side with Trump as one of his tainted minions, ready to stand trial or stand with the vast majority of Americans.

Protect Mueller.
Protect Rosenstein.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Twick or Tweet





Tweet after tweet, Trump proves himself for what most of Americans have known for decades; he's an unhinged individual who is ignorant and self-centered to a very disturbing degree. As the walls close in, his grip on his precarious mental and emotional state keeps slipping. To wit:
Don McGahn, White House Counsel, testified to Mueller's team for more than ten hours.
John Bolton is now connected through the NRA to the jailed Russian operative, Maria Butina.
Michael Cohn, Trump's personal fixer is on the block, awaiting his subpoena and/or indictment.
Manafort is on a knife's edge while a jury deliberates; with yet another trial already scheduled for September.
Roger Stone is, by all appearances, about to be indicted for conspiring with Julian Assange to obtain stolen documents from the DNC; documents stolen by Russian hackers.
Rudy Guiliani has gone completely bonkers on national television decreeing that "Truth is not the Truth." (If such is the case, then why have a legal system with lawyers, judges and juries at all?)

In short, the wheels are coming off the Trump train at an alarming rate and Trump is sounding the alarm with more and more delirious tweets at an increasing frequency. Never before have the American people and the world witnessed a POTUS sink into the abyss of madness.

All of this makes Watergate and all other DC scandals seem like tedious parlor games. Congress must not allow this ruinous farce to continue. One can only surmise that the members of Congress are complicit in crimes Mr Mueller's team is investigating and are therefore endeavoring to forestall the inevitable collapse of House Trump.

Protect Mr Mueller.
Move the president.

Couch-potato Anarchists



Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, when asked what he considered the most dreadful part of "these dreadful, dreadful days in Washington":

"Well the most dreadful part is that we have a president who does not respect our system of government, does not understand our government, (who) is not interested in understanding our government, who believes the Constitution is a menu from which he can choose only the most delectable items, who disdains career bureaucrats, who doesn't respect the Constitution. 


That's one thing. But the evil twin to that is that as a former Russian analyst... I'm convinced that the president of the United States is enthralled to Vladimir Putin. There is no other way to explain his behavior and he perfectly fits the profile of the kind of people the Russians target."

"This is a president of the United States who is a danger to the Republic."
He elaborated, "It is not hyperbole to say that this man and his henchmen and henchwomen constitute a real threat to our Republic."
 "What we see now, the people supporting Trump are radicals. These Couch-potato Anarchists... They're destructive. They want to tear things down. They want vengeance."




Saturday, August 11, 2018

Alex Numpty Jones



To start out with, Alex Jones is a daft prat.
Poor little snowflake doesn't have a global platform to spew his hate-filled insanity? Gee, too fricking bad. He can speak any time he wants just as much as the rest of us.
This twaddle about his 'rights' being denied ignores the concept that corporations have the privilege to deny service to those who do not meet and fulfill the conditions of service. It's in the user agreements which we all sign onto but never read.

This denial of service is not being forced by judicial decree or executive order or by act of Congress. Those who don't like the decision made by those corporations which have denied poor little Numpty his soap-box, please write to them and stop whinging about this rancid, flatulent arse-wipe.

Sure, defend Jones's right to barf up his 'opinions' but then try extricating yourself from the defense of his sociopathic delirium.
Let's see how that might work...
(Really, you support this fascist, racist sack of offal because...?
What? Patrick Henry?
'No... but, but, but...'; the motorboat defense.)
As a society, we cannot, we must not condone the insanity which is fascism. Don't talk 'slippery-slope' to me. Nothing is inevitable; even the most probable. We're not talking about plate tectonics or planetary motion, here. Social policy is determined by a democratic society. We have already determined that hateful, hurtful, harmful actions are not tolerated.

Beat your dog. The law will come down on you.
Little Numpty the Blow-hard cannot be allowed to light his hair on fire and scream the 'N-word' at the top of his lungs. Sorry, that is not acceptable behavior from a human - especially a grown-arsed man. 
It is intolerable. It cannot be tolerated.

Being intolerant of destructive behavior does not mean that our society is illiberal or standing in contravention of the professed right of free speech. It indicates that there are limits to what is acceptable. (Again - the slippery slope holds no traction as an argument.)
There are consequences for the misuse and abuse of privileges and rights. One might have the right to own a gun or a chain-saw but one may not use it to commit injury to another by willfulness or by accident. 

The Bloviating Numpty in question has abused his platform. The corporations which supplied that platform have determined that Jones had violated the conditions of their agreement.
'Nuff said. 

He has also abused his right to speak freely and openly, IMHO, because he is not using his Right in a responsible manner. He spreads falsehoods to support a hateful agenda; an agenda upon which he has built a business plan to enrich himself. Jones is not the prophet in the wilderness, ranting. He is a self-absorbed, self-serving twat of a con-man who is bilking people of their money and consciously, earnestly promoting a divisive and corrupting ideology. 

In his own defense, he has proclaimed himself a 'performance artist'! (Talk about putting lipstick on a pig and polishing a turd...) If his 'performance' included doing bodily harm to anyone or anything, he would have been stopped long before now. His 'performances' have been, without question, harmful to the society. 

Calumny. Slander. Hate speech. Calling 'Fire' in a theater. None of these forms of 'speech' is protected as a civil right. Numpty Jones's 'performances' meet the definition of those terms of unacceptable and unlawful speech.

Again for those sitting in the back - Numpty's loss of a soapbox to his liking was not the result of government policy. His loss of platform is due to his odious behavior over the course of too, too many years.   

Moreover, what Numpty is really bemoaning is his loss of income from his con-job.