Monday, September 23, 2019

Unprecedented Damage

In the hours and days following the catastrophic election of 2016, I was telling anyone and everyone with the patience to listen:
"Folks, this is going to end very, very badly."
In hindsight that statement has turned out to be the understatement of my entire life.
As it turns out, the damage that is being done to this once-great nation by this disgusting and vile administration will be present for the rest of the lives of every man, woman, boy and girl who might happen to be reading this. One hundred years from today, the president of the United States - who probably won't be born until at least the year 2069 - will still be dealing on a daily basis with the damage that Donald J. Trump and his accomplices did to the United States of America so many generations before.

Now we are learning that The Donald attempted to extort the leader of the Ukraine by holding back billions in aid by  forcing them to lunch an investigation into the business and financial dealings of Hunter Biden, the apparently dug-addled son of the former vice-president. He apparently had eight different conversations on the telephone with the leader of that country, Volodymyr Zelensky. Team Trump is dismissing these allegations by saying it's just another left-wing conspiracy. This story is being simultaneously reported by the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. American Newspapers are in a healthy and vigorous completion with one another. They don't have much of a history of comparing notes our of "professional courtesy". And besides, no one is going to convince me that The Journal is a hotbed of radical lefties. This is a story that is exploding as I write these words.

We now know that Trump is perfectly willing to persecute his political enemies to suit his perverted political whims. This is nothing new; Dick Nixon did that with gay abandon back in his day. What sets Donald Trump apart from The Trickster is that Nixon only went after the anti-establishment types - like Dick Gregory and John Lennon. Trump tends to go after previously respected members of the FBI and the CIA, trying to turn the American people against the institutions that no president has ever dared to go after before. This reminds me of The Night of The Long Knives in 1934, when Adolf Hitler an attack against  the leaders of the Brown Shirts, the very bastards responsible for the Nazis' rise to power. They were executed because of der furor's growing paranoia that any one of them might have their eyes on his position of power. If you don't think that this could happen in America, then, you're not paying attention. Go back to sleep.

I would like to write more about this but, to be frank with you, I'm drunk at the moment and need to go back to bed. The whole affair is too depressing to even contemplate. As disastrous as George W. Bush was for the USA, I never doubted for a micro-second that we would survive him. Now I'm not so sure.

Ain't these extraordinary times?

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


Orson Welles
by Barbara Leaming

I read this extraordinary biography about thirty-five years ago. I just picked it off of the shelf and read it again. It is every bit as good as I remember it being. Orson was as great as they possibly come. No matter how further he recedes into the midst of history, his accomplishments cannot be challenged or denied.

I really wish he could have lived forever.


At 1:54 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Someone please ask Joe Biden if his son paid taxes on the giant diamond he received from the Chinese businessman.

— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) September 21, 2019

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Joe Biden brags about how he threatened to pull $1 billion in loan guarantees from Ukraine if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

The prosecutor, who was fired, was leading a corruption investigation into a company that employed Biden's son, Hunter

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

The predictable list of stages through which every Trump administration "scandal" has reliably moved:

Stage 1. This anonymous allegation, if true, could be a bigger scandal than Watergate

Stage 2. Clearly the Trump administration is hiding something, so he’s probably guilty and should be impeached as soon as the investigation is complete

Stage 3. The president is stonewalling the investigation, he should be impeached now.

Stage 4. The investigation is complete and it turns out no one in the administration has done anything illegal, but the president should be impeached anyway for immoral behavior

Stage 5. Ok, fine, maybe no one is ever going to get impeached for this kind of behavior but clearly if a Democrat had ever done this he would never get away with it.

Stage 6. Oh, ok, Democrats have done this (or far worse) before... but that doesn't make it right... you're always using "whataboutism" to deflect from the problem we're actually facing now. The fact that I didn't object when a Democrat did the same thing doesn't make me a hypocrite... you're gaslighting me.... you... OH, LOOK, THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE BIGGER THAN WATERGATE!

At 11:17 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

HOW I FEEL ABOUT TRUMP ~ by Steve Harvey

You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons..
Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement..
You want them gone immediately!..
You call the city and 4 different exterminators, but nobody can handle the job..
But there is this one guy, and he guarantees to get rid of them, so you hire him..

You don't care if the guy smells.
You don't care if the guy swears.
You don't care if he's an alcoholic.
You don't care how many times he's been married.
You don't care if he has a plumber's crack.
You simply want those raccoons gone...!
You want your problem fixed...!

He's the guy. He's the best!

Here's why we want Trump:

Yes, he's a bit of a jerk.
Yes, he's an egomaniac; but we don't care!

The country is a mess because politicians suck...!

The Republicans and Democrats can be two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere...!
We want it all fixed!

We don't care that Trump is crude.
We don't care that he insults people.
We don't care that he has changed positions.
We don't care that he's been married 3 times.
We don't care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell.
We don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslim terrorist.

This country became weak and bankrupt.
Our enemies were making fun of us.
We are being invaded by illegals.
We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo, and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in...!

"AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED”... And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want.

We're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, sick of the Republican Party, and sick of illegals...!
We just want this thing fixed...!

Trump may not be a Saint, but we didn’t vote for a Pope.
We voted for a man who doesn't have lobbyist money holding him back.
A man who doesn't have political correctness restraining him.

We all know that he has been very successful.
He’s a good negotiator.
He has built a lot of things, and he's also NOT a cowardly politician...!

And he says he'll fix it.. And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong, or looked at and called a liar.

Also, we don't care if the guy has bad hair.
We just want those raccoons gone and out of our house, NOW...!!!

You are welcome to copy/paste/share this.

Thousands of people who haven't voted in 25 years seem to be getting involved and the more people that get this message, the more that will understand why Trump was elected.

The raccoons have got to go...!!!

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

The meme of the day… often imitated, never duplicated.
Biden: The threat to investigate my son is a personal attack!
Trump: Wow… must be rough.

At 12:26 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Thanks Nancy for giving Trump another 4 years..

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

POTUS has a sworn duty to enforce the laws. If the DOJ is investigating federal criminal matters that involve Ukraine and Biden, POTUS is constitutionally mandated to seek cooperation.
In the Biden video, Bidn flat-out brags about threatening to withhold billions of US tax dollars if he doesn't get the outcome that personally benefits his son. Trump engaged in no such quid quo pro threats. Hence the DOJ investigation of Biden.

The mention of Guliani in the transcript was, at least initially and revealingly a part of Trump asking Zelensky to cooperate with Guliani in "his investigation .... of Crowdstrike" .. or Guliani's heretofore unknown search for the missing and allegedly "hacked" DNC server. That server is said to be itself, or its contents, held in Ukraine by an oligarch friend of Hillary and the DNC. Keep in mind that that server was the genesis of the entire Russian collusion hoax. It gave birth to a laughable intlligence report made public during Obama's last days in office, and ultimately led to the Mueller investigation.
The DNC is terrorized of the server being found.

At 10:57 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

CBS: It ‘Is True’ Trump Didn’t Pressure Ukraine To Investigate The Biden Family…

Then again, facts don’t matter to the Dems.


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