Thursday, March 29, 2018

This is Going to End Badly

Think about this: There is not a reputable lawyer in Washington that wants to defend the president of the United States of America. The problem is not the fact that this isn't the sort of case that most criminal defense lawyers wouldn't kill to have under their belt (it is) the problem is the simple fact that the potential client, in this case the Donald, refuses to listen to sound, legal advice. The man is so completely unstable that one never knows which unhinged direction he's going to tear off to at any given moment. As things look at the present, it seems he's going to have to seek a public defender. Wouldn't that be something? All we can say for certain at this stage of the game is that Donald J. Trump - and too many people in his former and current inner circle to count - are in serious legal jeopardy. A lot of these people are bound to turn on him sooner or later in order to save themselves - and that would include the husband of his daughter Ivanka, Jared Kushner - perhaps Ivanka herself.
The most comical part of this whole situation is that neither Trump nor Kushner is liable to fall on the sword for the other, which should make Thanksgiving Day dinner at Trump Tower this year quite awkward for everyone involved. The level of corruption of every adult in this family is being unveiled by the day. The only innocent is young Barron. I feel quite sorry for the poor kid. The legacy he will have to live with in being the son of Donald Trump is going to be a burden to be sure. Alice Longworth lived for seventy-one years after her father, Theodore Roosevelt, left the presidency. The difference between her and poor Barron is that Alice had much to be proud of. I don't envy this boy. He has a rough road ahead of him.
SHOW OF HANDS: Is there anyone out there still in denial about where this utter mess is eventually going to lead? If there is, I've got the shadow of a bridge that connects Brooklyn to Manhattan that I'd love to sell you.
Ask yourselves the following question: If Donald Trump is as innocent as he claims to be, why has he been wasting so much of his precious POTUS time attempting to throw one wrench after another into the Mueller investigation's finely-oiled machine? As a fellow Republican remarked recently, if the president is innocent, he should act like he's innocent. In spite of all this. a report yesterday tells us that the man's polling numbers are up this week - by seven points - thirty-five to forty-two percent! When I first read these numbers my only thought was, what in the hell is the matter with these nutty Americans? Is it something in the Kool-Aid? Are the tin-foil hats wrapped around their little minds a tad too tight? Why are so many of us so easily deceived? To paraphrase Lyndon Johnson, I may not be a gourmet, but I can tell the difference between chicken salad and chicken shit. Something is seriously wrong with this picture.
It would seem to be that, once this mess has been mercifully sorted out, most of the family (with the exception of Melania, Barron and Tiffany) could end up being hauled off to Leavenworth by a herd of rabid mules. If that happens (when that happens) we "adults" will have a lot of explaining to do to our impressionable children. When I was in grade school, every class I attended had a poster near the blackboard which contained the image of every president in United States history. When I was in the eighth grade, the list only went as far as the thirty seventh president, Richard Milhous Nixon - which was bad enough. How are we going to explain to these kids the presence of so vile a human being as Donald Trump? I suppose most of the ones who voted for him will deny it to their dying day. Or, if they do own up to it, they can always blame Fox Noise:
Who the hell could blame them.

From Class to Crass
Someday the dust will settle, the decades will pass, and all of us living will be no more. The one question that will have every historian scratching his or her head will be, quite simply: How? How can a nation that produced the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, both Roosevelts, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Jack Kennedy - AND EVEN DICK NIXON FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE! - be capable of vomiting a Donald Trump. I'm sorry I won't be around to hear what their answer will be.
Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


At 10:08 PM, Blogger The New York Crank said...

A similar question to the one you asked at the end of this piece was asked at the end of WWII. How could a nation that produced Beethoven and Kant and Buber and Bach and Brahms and Goethe and on and on, also produce a Goebbels and fall under the thrill of a little Austrian rat named Hitler?

I choose not to struggle with an answer, either to Hitler or to Trump.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

At 10:11 PM, Blogger Majormajor said...


You are still assuming that a crime has been committed by President Trump...and therefore he should react as you would if guilty. What you might be over looking is there was no crime, no collusion, no obstruction of justice, that President Trump is not Putin's puppet, that HRC really sucked as a candidate and any malfeasance in the 2016 elections was committed by the DNC against Sanders, who by all accounts is at least healthier than HRC, and certainly more honest.

I realize saying this will set off a rage of vile posts directed at me by Dave, jG, and Mozart. So be it. I'm not going to waste my time defending myself from their rage or answering false claims, as their rage of losing has made them blind to realities that for example unemployment is now at it's lowest rate since 1973. That the unemployment rate for Blacks and Hispanics are are record low rates. That the wall will be built and it will stop the flow of those crossing our border illegally (future democrat voters?).

I would go on with more improvements, but none of them will matter because HRC lost and the left is in rage melt down mode. The left has become pathetic. They are in denial.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger finefroghair said...

Do innocent men look to pardon their fellow criminals, major/minor keep reaching, keep straining, to project some notion of greatness, on trump. Your economic news is titillating and totally unrelated to manic hairdo. major/minor please explain how bush created millions of jobs while our worthless black pres did nothing. Your cozy relationship with the truth, is fascinating, remember the greatness that was bush, the truly massive unbelievable stature, of the great chimp, you simple republicans hide from bush, like he is a school shooter on a rampage. Obama this, Clinton that, take bush and shove him up your ass, and now you defend trump, what a piece of shit you truly are, must be fun looking in the mirror without a reflection. I must give props to Tom for letting you and your fellow travelers post on his blog. It is only through this medium that one can truly see the despicable nature and irrational blathering of the conservative mind. I keep my personal interaction with conservative ilk at a bare minimum. Only through the internet can I tolerate their foul stench and smarmy attitude.

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The left has become pathetic. They are in denial.'

Trump Cult fanatics like Majormajor have all the answers, just like the Moonies.

One former FOX(R) person gets it. The real witch hunt is led by Crooked Dictator Don and his State Media.

“Listening to political hacks with no knowledge of things Russian tell the vast Fox audience that the special counsel’s investigation was a “witch hunt,” while I could not respond, became too much to bear. There is indeed a witch hunt, and it’s led by Fox against Robert Mueller.” - Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters in an editorial in The Washington Post explaining why Fox News’ pro-Trump propaganda gave him “no choice but to leave.”

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Clueless It Seems said...

Completely true. I think it must have lots to do with being on the winning team. It's NOT a zero sum game. We lose, they win. trumpf will never do the perp walk nor will any of the others. They are wealthy and we are the hoi poloi. Did HRC ever walk for her crimes? If one can pay for lawyers (hey, didn't O.J. get away with murder?) then one need not fear going to prison of any kind.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"You are still assuming that a crime has been committed by President Trump..."

Chuck, and you're still assuming he hasn't committed any crimes. As I've stated time and time again, Trump should allow, along with his loyal base, the special counsel's office to complete its work. Only then will we know for sure.

Wouldn't this be the better course to take for all Americans?

"What you might be over looking is there was no crime, no collusion, no obstruction of justice, that President Trump is not Putin's puppet..."

You make this statement as if there is no doubt. How do you know this?... because Trump is telling you? Let's wait for Mueller to finish his work and we'll know for sure.

"I'm not going to waste my time defending myself from [Dave's, JG's or Mozart's] rage or answering false claims, as their rage of losing has made them blind to realities..."

Chuck, you're right, you shouldn't waste your time, simply because you have no legitimate evidence or facts to support your hypothesis.

No rage, at least here, since I stated unequivocally that all America was a loser with the two horrible major candidates offered in 2016. If you'll recall, I chose to vote third party.

"[The left is] in denial."

No, Chuck, the left lives in reality, where truth and facts make up their perceptions of the world. This is completely opposite of your alt-right worldview of falsehoods, propaganda and "alternative-facts".

Enjoy this day which is in commemoration of you and your fellow cultist believers -- April Fool's Day! ;-)

At 10:13 AM, Blogger ArchieBunkerNYC said...

Nice post Major,

The Sore Losers will never get over Nov 8th 2016! What a wonderful day it was!

At 6:20 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Chuck (aka "Majormajor" and "ArchieBunkerNYC"), it looks like your schizophrenia is kicking in again. These conversations with yourself indicate you've stopped taking your medication.

Did you tell me recently you lost your prescription option? Please be sure to check into your local hospital emergency room and seek help -- the sooner the better. Not only a danger to yourself, you're jarpardizing the safety of everyone around you. Seek help today!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I would like refresher course from Majormajor and his alter ego Archie on what "state media" is these days. They seemed to have forgotten all about it. ;-)

Are they in denial? LOL!

As demonstrated abundantly, the cult believes only their leaders and believe everyone else is "in denial". Never mind their projection, as THEY must deny reality to believe their cult Leader.

Remember when the birther "not racists" insisted the unemployment figures were "fake" under the Black Guy?

Also demonstrated abundantly is the far Right hate Cult finds their purpose in the "other side" losing. It's about the ones they hate getting defeated and marginalized. It is, of course, the authoritarian and fascist MO. As noted, the real "witch hunt" is against the rule of law and checks and balances.

The Left finds purpose in seeking equality, fairness, justice, and the best outcome for the most people. This is why they hate us. All they want is power, to suppress the majority they hate so the corrupt elites TAKE it all.

At 12:00 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

So now Trump's hiring of medieval expert, Andrew Ekonomou, to lead his legal defense team against the special councel's investigation makes all the sense in the world!


Just when you thought it couldn't get any more absurd... LOL

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Crank: "I choose not to struggle with an answer, either to Hitler or to Trump."

If I may.

In a word, authoritarianism. Fascism, Trumpism, as well as all tyrannies get their rise from authoritarian personalities offering people someone to blame for economic difficulties and perceived social and political marginalization. The authoritarian leaders give their followers a unity of purpose through resentment, anger, blame, racism, xenophobia, and hate.

This is how they form their cult of personality. The "only one" who can save them has arrived.

When wealth is free speech and power can be purchased, a democracy suffers from internal corruption. Add economic uncertainty, racial tensions, and a weak opposition party that loses its purpose, and the ground becomes fertile for extreme nationalism and fascism.

"Good Americans" are no different from "good Germans".


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