Friday, February 08, 2019

State of Disunion

 "If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation."

From Trump's 2019 SOTU Address
Someone hand me my chisel, please.

It took me a couple of days to get up the energy to even comment adequately on the State of the Union speech. It seems that a day doesn't go by in these weird times when one is not rendered speechless at least three times between consciousness and repose. Although the Watergate era is closing in on a half century, receding into the historical mist ever-so-slowly, for those of us who were old enough to understand and remember what was happening at that point in American history, the eras of the Trickster the Donald and are hardly comparable. Nixon was a thug and a thoroughly despicable human being, but - all in all - one never lost that much sleep knowing that the man was within a few feet of the so-called "nuclear football". As unhinged as Dick Nixon became in the final days of his administration (drunkenly talking to the portraits of his dead predecessors, for instance) he had around him enough people who were rational and fairly competent. I don't believe that is the case as far as Donald Trump is concerned. 
The highlight of the State of the Union Speech was when the cameras cut to the women in white. It was a reminder that this country is going through some significant changes, and it would do all of us bloated white guys good to sit back and roll with those inevitable changes. We have got to accept the fact that what is occurring now in America - and around the planet - is as natural as the sun rising in the eastern sky. This is a new morning, guys! The most important national story in the first half of the twenty-first century will be how we deal with this much needed change. So far, I'm sorry to say, we're not off to a particularly good start. This will be - this is - the century of the woman. Deal with this new reality. Aww, c'mon! It won't be so bad, I promise!

There is no way - in Heaven or on earth - that this disgusting president will be residing in the Executive Mansion on New Year's Day 2020. We're just weeks (days???) from seeing members of his immediate family being indicted by Team Mueller. This is as bad as it gets. This is as bad as it's ever been, or ever will be.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

Wake the fuck up, folks. Seriously.


On the day of Trump's inauguration, an old friend of mine posted on her Facebook page what a beautiful thing his presidency will be for the nation. My comment was, "Get used to living in a nation in ruins". This was her reply:

"I will get used to living in a nation that's not a laughing stock where we can be proud again and not be slaves to other nations. I will be happy to be self sufficient and have others respect us again. How quickly we forget 911 and how these people went to our schools and were our neighbors then murdered all people in walks of life. My grandparents were immigrants and came to this country with pride and love for America learned the language and worked hard through criticism and being spit on. You Tom Deagan were raised with a silver spoon in your mouth. If you don't like the president or respect him get out. See the rest of the world and how it lives."

Errors of grammar and punctuation notwithstanding, after forty years of friendship, she at least might have learned how to spell my name. With two years of hindsight, this note seems even more ridiculous than it did at the time. People are funny.
"If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation."

Please, hand me my chisel.


At 6:47 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Couple things Tom.

The League of Nazi Socialist Woman who supported Hitler's dream of socialist paradise always wore white to public events.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has been emphasizing his civil rights record as he considers a 2020 White House bid, once praised notorious segregationist George Wallace and later claimed to have received an award from him.

The majority of those polled, approved President Trump's SOTUS.

Is your prediction of President Trump not winning in 2020 like the other predictions you have made about President Trump not being in office by 2020?

Here's the 2020 Dem platform by the rising socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez :
Open Borders
Legal murder of born human babes
70% tax rate
ICE done away with
Travel by air replaced by train
Non energy efficient homes and buildings torn down
All would be employed by the government, IE: no private sector (USSR?)
And the best of all, farting cows would be made illegal

It is you who needs to "wake the f*ck up".

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

JTF must be one of the brighter cons. He can spell "Tom".

I don't recall Biden praising Wallace as a "very fine person" during his shameful and clumsy pandering to conservative Southern bigots. Trump said there were very fine people marching with Nazis.

I don't recall Biden joining Trump's racist birther hate movement, either. There's a reason racists love Trump. They correctly see him as one of them.

What kind of semi-conscious zombie would accuse AOC of wanting to "murder born babies"?

Sounds like someone is still in a cult trance and will never wake up.

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Like Obama lied about Obamacare, Ocasio-Cortez advisor caught LYING about her ‘Green New Deal’ plan. And all major to date Democrat contenders for their party's presidential nomination are on board with the New Green Deal.

And then there is the KKK Democrat party of Virginia. Plus a rapist thrown in for good measure. What is going on with the Democrat party?

At 3:05 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Jeez, Clucky, don't you ever get tired of carrying the water for traitors and racists?

PLease post some links to where the AOC is calling for the things you describe. I'll bet you can't.

You are so ridiculous I'm surprised the orderlies let you near a computer.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...


Let's have a civil conversation about liberals in black face.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

How about that Gov of Virginia exercising his "White Privilege"?

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...


Asking with a straight face "don't you ever get tired of carrying the water for traitors and racists?"
As HE continues to "carry" the water for the party of Blackface, rapist, and plan stupid New Democrats like Beto O'Rourke who said yesterday in El Paso TX, "We know that walls do not save lives, walls end lives." Meanwhile, here's the wall protecting his hometown of El Paso.

At 12:15 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Dave Dubya, the Duke of Deflection

Once again demands proof 9Like the good leftist authoritarian that he is) for what a Conservative posts while he is busily making up new child like acronyms. Like always, a conservative must do the work for the leftist, who will deny these sources because they aren't CNN. Does anyone think the Duke will even check these sources?

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Hey Mozart,

Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia, and you may notice not one Democrat on this committee disagrees with it's findings. NOT ONE.

I guess those Dems aren't tired of carrying President Trumps's water.

At 2:36 PM, Blogger woodenman1954 said...

Chuck you never change, ten years of posting silly stuff to make your Team look better than my Team. In the last 18 years your team has been in control for ten of them and you ignore the damage they have done to this country.

Actually politics is too complicated for you so you would be better off just asking me about a particular subject and I will give you the answer and you will be the wiser for it.

At 4:29 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

What is that sound? It's the sound of the left heads exploding with this news.

See the 26 second mark...Democrats and Republicans both agree No Collusion!

Maxine Waters and Mozart not available for comment.

Mean while, how about that Democrat Gov. of Virginia exercising his "White Privilege"?

At 3:25 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Clucky, are you going to obsess on that while Trump is destroying the country?

A guy in the SOUTH wearing blackface to PLAYACT is now as bad as a President trying to eliminate BROWN PEOPLE from the USA?

Yeah, he was stupid, but let's keep our eye on the all, shall we?

Still waiting for you to post some links to where the AOC is calling for the things you describe. I'll bet you can't.

At 10:39 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Senate Democrat Ed Markey, who co-authored the Green New Deal, attacked McConnell for allowing a floor vote on his new legislation:

"Don’t let Mitch McConnell fool you: this is nothing but an attempt to sabotage the movement we are building. He wants to silence your voice so Republicans don’t have to explain why they are climate change deniers. McConnell wants this to be the end, this is just the beginning."

In other words,
Republicans are sabotaging our resolution by voting on it. We demand that they cancel the vote, which will also be sabotage.

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Clueless It Seems said...

I am 70 years old and have cancer - they say I'm cured (a "survivor"), which makes me happy, but I have to wait 5 years before they say "in remission". Oh well. Wake up call.

I like what you wrote. I say much the same thing as well: it's time to wake up and see it as it really is. This is indeed the century of women. I live in Bwoston which also happens to be the most racist place I've ever ended up in. And that includes 41 years in DC which some folks call Chocolate City or the District of Darkies and Coloreds (Washington, DC). I call it the Nation's Capitol. It's way past time for the old boys' network to be stopped. The women are going at it all wrong, too, but things will probably get better... easy targets and all that. Thank goodness for the mute button on the TV... And the woman who used to live next door and who died over a year ago was willfully ignorant (pink doors and making her brother - who had the beginnings of Parkinson's Disease - a slave). Move on. Willfull ignorance (like some of the comments above) doesn't make it and that's NOT what criticism or being a true American is all about. Nor is it about moving quickly back to Whitesconsin or owning 2 completely rusted out Ford F150s and a Harley. Machoism is a dead concept.

At 6:04 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...


You write a lot about the state of the country, what's your take on this article about the Uninhabitable Hellholes in America?

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"PLease post some links to where the AOC is calling for the things you describe. I'll bet you can't." ~~ Mozart1220

Vern can't, Mozart. Several of us have already been through this with him on another blog.

He's just trolling with more Trumpist rightwing nonsense.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Let's have a civil conversation about Trump abusing the emergency powers clause, AND weakening Homeland security's cyber security division,(AFTER Trying to allow Russia to actually CONTROL it) making it EASIER for places like, say...RUSSIA to hack our election systems.

At 8:40 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Vern, "civil conversation" isn't what you want.

But you already knew that.

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

Vern, you know all about that "white privilege", don't you?

I mean, living on "White Settlement", and all. ;-)

That "white privilege" goes back a few generations, doesn't it?

At 12:28 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

The resident Morning Joe Show bowel movement, Donny Deutsch, warned this woman was " extremely dangerous" and “we are in a dangerous place and if people in the party doesn’t start to speak up against people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is young and dynamic but does not know what she’s talking about, they’re going to hand the presidency back to Donald Trump.”

At 8:05 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Tom, refecting on your "AFTERTHOUGHT friend", who needs friends like her when enemies will suffice? -- errors of basic grammatical usage and punctuation, aside? (Very reminiscent of your resident troll, wouldn't you agree?)

The core common characteristics of Trumpists are their ignorance and low information tendencies. Most have been deprived, deliberately or not, of the qualities a sound education provides.

We're now seeing, first-hand, what dangers these deficiencies create for a full-functioning democracy.

Stupidity, though, is another factor.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Congratulations, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez! You just killed 25,000 jobs for urban Democrats in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse areas in the entire world!

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

CONFUSION: Pelosi wishes ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ — on Valentine’s Day!

At 11:15 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Black civil rights activist Najee Ali is calling for the arrest and prosecution of actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying about being the victim of a hate crime, saying Smollett could have unintentionally triggered a “race war”.

At 8:13 AM, Blogger woodenman1954 said...

Tom, are you still kicking?

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Jussie Smollett offered job at CNN after fabricating news story out of thin air.

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Independent Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders gave a lengthy interview in 1985 in which he praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, defended Nicaragua’s Sandinista government, and slammed then-President Ronald Reagan as a liar.

The interview originally aired on August 8, 1985 on Vermont’s Channel 17/Town Meeting Television, and followed then-Burlington Mayor Sanders’ visit to Nicaragua, where he attended a rally at which Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega railed against the United States government.

The left nods their collective head in approval

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

"There is no way - in Heaven or on earth - that this disgusting president will be residing in the Executive Mansion on New Year's Day 2020." ~~ Tom Degan

One can hope, but I'm starting to think Robert Mueller is strategically playing his hand and has other surprises in store for the Mobster-in-Chief. I'm guessing Mueller is shuffling a good part of all the juicy criminal parts of this investigation to the Southern District of New York, for prosecution after the "Tangerine Tyrant" (borrowed from Dave Dubya) either leaves or is kicked out of office.

Once he's not in office any longer, the hammer's coming down on the mother-f**ker. He'll be brought up on all kinds of RICO and RICO-like charges. Once it's all said-and-done, he'll be swapping the White House for the "Big House". ;-)

Forget about impeachment. Trump will never be convicted with a complicit GOP (Government Of Putin, also courtesy of Dave Dubya), and he knows it. Yeah, sure, like masturbation, impeachment proceedings will feel good, but it's more meaningful to experience the real thing. Let's leave it to the Southern District to provide the real fireworks.

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