Monday, June 08, 2020

POST #925: Random Observations

June 8, 2020

The following are a collection of unrelated thoughts that I had peppered about the Facebooksphere and other places.
1. The Bible-toting Demagogue:
Donald Trump had the park across from the White House cleared of protesters by the use of chemicals and rubber bullets - all because he could pose in front of St. John's church holing a bible. It was all for no other reason than a cynical appeal to his "base". If we were to ask him what the first line of that book is, he's probably respond by saying,
"Placed by the Gideons".

2. A Much-Needed History Lesson:
Richard Nixon once complained in his own cranky way, "The problem with the history books is that they are all written by liberals", And he was absolutely correct. Why do you think that is? Because in order to write history, one must have a broad and comprehensive knowledge of history. And once one has obtained that knowledge - you can't be a conservative. It's almost impossible. Once you have obtained that knowledge you start to see a pattern. Conservative causes may look fine to some people when viewed through a contemporary prism, but they always look crazy and foolish when viewed in 20/20 historical hindsight. And if you don't believe me, just check out every conservative cause in American history - going all the way back to slavery.
Right wing form of governance DOES NOT WORK - PERIOD.
Any questions, class?

3. Bolton with a Jolt:

John Bolton's memoirs of his time in the Trump administration are coming out before this month is over - and all reports say that it's a devastating portrayal of the incompetence of The Donald - and everyone he has surrounding him. Trump and his team have been spending all of this year trying to keep the book from being published. They've tied it up for the last three months "assessing" it for any classified material. It would seem to Bolton that three months is more-than-enough time to go over a 400 page book, and his publisher agrees. Come hell or high water the book will be released to the stores at the end of June - regardless of what the Trump Mob thinks. Time for more damage control.

4. The Times Herald Wreckage:

My local newspaper, The Middletown, NY Times Herald Record, completely ignored the gathering that took place on June 5 at the Goshen, NY Presbyterian Church Park (which was peaceful and beautiful) and yet they covered an event that took place yesterday where protesters blocked traffic on Route 211 in Middletown. That newspaper was purchased a few years ago by Rupert Murdoch. No one should ever read it again.

5. A Post-George Floyd World:

We cannot bring George Floyd back to the land of the living. What we can do is keep him at the front of our national consciousness. We have no other choice.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

In this interview with Al Franken from this past February, Malcolm Nance lays out the case, chapter and verse, for the utter corruption of the Trump administration. All of us should be listening to Al's podcast.


At 12:17 PM, Blogger Les Holmes said...

He actually held the bible upside down too, and when asked if it is his bible he replied "It's a bible". What a contemptible, narcissistic sociopath.

I hope the last few weeks are a watershed moment in the history of the US and sweeping reforms come about, not just for the police (I can never apply the phrase "law enforcers" to them again) but for society as a whole. Wealth inequality has to be addressed, as well as racial inequality.

You wrote "when viewed in 20/20 historical hindsight." Strange, it's 2020 now, is this a sign?

At 9:37 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Blue States had the highest rate per 100,000 of deaths by CV19.
Blue cities had the highest rate per 100,000 of deaths by CV19
Blue Cites lead the nation in damage done by rioters.
Blue cities lead nation in drive to de-fund the police.
Blue cities lead nation in citizens per 100,000 living in poverty.
Blue cities lead nation in murder rate per 100,000.
Leo Terrel an American civil rights attorney knows this, why don't you?

"Right wing form of governance DOES NOT WORK - PERIOD."

How do you explain this?

At 1:36 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

When was the last time a Republican served as mayor in these peace-challenged cities?

Chicago? 1927
Washington, D.C.? Never.
St. Louis? 1949
Atlanta? 1871
Minneapolis? 1957 (A Republican last served as mayor there in 1973—for one day).
Philadelphia? 1947
Denver? 1963
Detroit? 1962
Las Vegas? 1975
Baltimore? 1943
Detroit? 1957
Seattle? 1952

So how many years have the Democrats been solving the problem of racial harmony---and they all say, “Vote For Me”---“I’ll Fix It”!

At 2:10 PM, Blogger PetitPoix said...

Trump's a practical joker. He's not the main culprit behind all this.

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said... Antifa military site, sign up now!!


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