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In An Age Of Universal Deceit, Telling The Truth Is A Revolutionary Act.......George Orwell

Friday, November 10, 2017

Cowboy Hats

Roy Moore, (R)  refuses to step out of the Alabama senate race, after credible allegations of sexual misconduct over the years. Republicans in Washington, DC seem a bit flustered, and would rather see a different candidate, one with fewer character flaws, run. Well, well, well.The Trump White House does have a weapon with which to deal with members of Congress and the Senate when it finds itself at odds with representatives of the American people. Does anyone remember the comments of John Kelly,  Trump's Chief of Staff, when he recently attacked Florida Democrat Congresswoman Frederica Wilson? Ms. Wilson thought Donald Trump's remarks to one of her constituents, a gold star widow, were crass and unfeeling. After she said this, the attack from the White House ensued, despite the fact that Wilson represents American citizens.

The solution seems simple: the Trump White House should just badmouth the candidates and representatives it does not like. After all, it is okay to treat an honorable Democrat that way; why not a dishonorable Republican? The truth is, Donald Trump and his staff should not interfere with the electoral choices of any American citizens, but he does, from time to time. He attacks Democrats, and he attacks Republicans who put their constituencies ahead of the Trump agenda. So why not denounce the behavior of someone who is immoral? Roy Moore has a habit of getting removed from office, and does not appear to care about the law, or the American people. What's wrong with speaking about these things, in addition to current allegations, from the White House? Or is the White House only a launch for attacks on decent people, not on those who actually violate the law?

Perhaps the Chief of Staff likes Roy Moore's hat better than he like's Frederica Wilson's hat. Yeah; that's it. Seriously......if the Republican party has problems with individuals such as Roy Moore, it should start putting Americans ahead of agendas that are not good for America. As for those Christian Republicans who keep defending Roy Moore, perhaps someone should ask them why they would stand with someone who truly isn't above reproach.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Volunteers Of America

So now one of Donald Trump's protege's has been demoted to "coffee boy", or perhaps, "covfefe boy"! Yep; George Popadopoulos, former foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, has entered a guilty plea to charges in the proceedings stemming from Bob Mueller's investigation of Donald Trump. It seems that Popadopoulos initially made false statements under oath. Imagine that! The nation should also be extremely interested in the indictments of Paul Manafort and Richard Gates.

Back to George Popadopoulos; Trump now claims that his guilty plea means nothing because he was a "volunteer" for the campaign, in fact, a mere "coffee boy"! That's an interesting perspective: testimony and guilt or innocence do not matter unless the defendant or witness was paid while engaged in crime! The fact is, all types of organizations utilize volunteers, and a volunteer who commits a crime while volunteering does not automatically acquire a "get out of jail free" card. No one should be fooled by Donald Trump's lame departures from the truth. As it happens, Popadopoulos wore a wire while having quite a few conversations with folks connected to Trump. That should reassure everyone.


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

Happy New Year to everyone!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Writing That Transcends Time And Space

This was adapted by Dr. Suess, from one of his childrens' books, Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now; at the request of Art Buchwald. It was published in the Washington Post on July 30, 1974. Nine days later, Richard Nixon resigned.

"Richard M. Nixon will you please go now!
The time has come. The time has come.
The time is now. Just go.

I don't care how. You can go by foot.
You can go by cow.
Richard M. Nixon will you please go now!
You can go on skates. You can go on skis.
You can go in a hat. But, please go. Please!
I don't care. You can go by bike.
You can go on a Zike-Bike if you like.

If you like you can go in an old blue shoe.
Just go, go, GO! Please do, do, do, DO!
Richard M. Nixon I don't care how.
Richard M. Nixon will you please GO NOW!

You can go on stilts. You can go by fish.
You can go in a Crunk-Car if you wish.
If you wish you may go
By lion's tale. Or stamp yourself and go by mail.

Richard M. Nixon, don't you know
The time has come to go, go, GO!
Get on your way!

Please Richard M.! You might like going in a Zumble-Zay.
You can go by balloon . . .Or broomstick. Or you can go by camel
In a bureau drawer. You can go by bumble-boat. . . or jet.
I don't care how you go. Just get!
Richard M. Nixon! I don't care how.
Richard M. Nixon will you please GO NOW?
I said GO! And GO I meant . . .
The time had come. So . . .Richard WENT."

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Operation Cross Country And Junction City, Kansas

It seems that Friday the thirteenth was very exciting, last week, in Junction City, Kansas. The FBI apprehended some folks who were doing what teachers and administration from USD 380, Vermillion, and what former Congresswoman Sharon Schwartz's husband have emphatically stated never happen in Kansas: sex trafficking of children. The thing that makes Kansas very different from other states is the size of the population. There are only about 3 million people in Kansas, making it one of the most sparsely populated states in America, especially for its size; yet one of its cities, Wichita, is in the top five recruiting cities in the entire country for finding and recruiting victims! It does not matter what congressional representatives in Kansas tell us or what school principals tell us: the problem, according to the FBI, is real.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Abbie Hoffman Moment