Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Running Scared

 

With the passing of each day, we are learning more than we ever wanted to know about the criminality of Donald Trump and everyone within his circle of knaves and perverts. This week, the officers of Trump's former justice department are pleading the Fifth in droves. Isn't that something? As of now we're only at the tip of an exceedingly nasty iceberg. This is the proverbial roller coaster that isn't close to stopping. Fasten your seatbelts, boys and girls. Five years ago - two whole months before the hideous old bugger was even inaugurated - I predicted that The Donald would be remembered as the first former chief executive to be hauled off to federal prison. I'm sticking by that prediction.

The "Grand Old Party" has found itself in a predicament that is both awkward and precarious. They can see the future with clarity - and they're in a blind panic over what that future holds for them.  More and more people are registering to vote who aren't white people - the traditional constituency of the Republican party. To combat this irreversible trend, they've been losing sleep scheming to block minorities from casting their precious ballots to choose their representatives in Washington. Minorities tend not to vote conservatively. That's just a simple, unavoidable fact of life. If these right wing politicians are unable to overtly overthrow the government by sending a mob of stooges to stop the vote inside the House of Reprehensibles, they plan on doing it subtly at the ballot box. Their motives are as clear as glass.

The organized criminal enterprise that used to be the ideological home of Lincoln, Eisenhower and Theodore Roosevelt might very well regain both houses of Congress next year. There is a possibility that Donald Trump will once again be nominated by them in 2024. If both of these unhappy scenarios plays out, you can bet the farm that they will seize the executive branch on January 20 of that year - regardless of who the actual winner is. Is it fair to compare the modern GOP to the Nazis of 1938? Absolutely not. But to compare them to the Nazis of 1933 (the year that saw Hitler's rise to power) is not only fair, it is unavoidable. America has found itself in a very bad place that it needs to get out of - fast.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY

SUGGESTED VIEWING: 

Here is a YouTube link to watch Seth Meyer's opening monologue last night where he brilliantly lays out the Trump Mob's attempted coup against our country:


We're not making this stuff up, folks.

29 Comments:

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"But to compare them to the Nazis of 1933 (the year that saw Hitler's rise to power) is not only fair, it is unavoidable."

This is what I've been doing for years, but a few delicate souls can't see it.

They jump to the conclusion we are comparing, even equating, their recent deeds and methods to the Holocaust.

As if we're Boebert and Greene howling about vaccinations and yellow stars...

What were Nazis before the Nazi Party?

They were authoritarian racist white nationalists, just like our radical Right authoritarian racist white nationalists.

Only Constitutional limits to their power prevented them from following a similar path to tyranny. Trump went so far as to gas Americans legally exercising their 1st Amendment right to protest. Then he launched an insurrection as his personal Putsch to hold power.

What WON'T he do? I don't want to find out.

But it's still possible we might. They're working on eliminating democracy AND it's Constitutional protections.

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Jerry said...

If the Republicans win back the majority in the mid terms, they will cancel the Jan. 6th committee. If Trump's cronies are willing to go to jail to protect him, we will learn nothing. We are very far from putting Trump in jail.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Very telling how people here are worried about something 3 years away that might not happen, ignoring the change going on in America today.

Wonder who else agrees with Mofart and Dave in their support of totalitarianism following in the footsteps of fascist dictator Mussolini summed up with this quote
"Everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state"?

I wonder how many want a totalitarian society to displace all our prior traditions and institutions, with the goal of bringing all parts of society under the control of socialism? "A totalitarian state is one that aspires to nothing less than defining and controlling reality. Truth is whatever the totalitarian government decide it to be."
Hannah Arendlt

What is socialism?
Quoting the definition offered by the WORLD SOCIALIST PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES, socialism is
"The establishment of a system based on common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing wealth by an in interest of society as a whole. We call this COMMON OWNERSHIP, but other terms we regard as synonymous are COMMUNISM AND SOCIALISM."

Well we now know calling those who agree with this doctrine are Communist. Glad we have some who have come out from the closet and admit to being communists. Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn taught "socialism of any kind and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death".

Could it be because they support the changes called for by the WORLD SOCIALIST PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES?

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Vern thinks democrats are communists.

Is he so stupid that he can't understand the people Trump praised and kissed up to are real communists?

Yes, he is that stupid.

Putin and Kim Jong Un are communists.

Can he show where any democrat or commenter here has supported any position of Putin or Kim Jong Un?

No.

We value freedom, democracy and equality. Vern values authority, hatred and lies.

Vern is an ignorant fascist who supports his Fuhrer who PRAISED terrorist thugs. Vern supports his party's ongoing coup and violence against our democracy.

Trump loves totalitarians, because that is what Trump wants to be.

And that is what Vern really wants. Totalitarianism. He is an enemy of democracy and equality. No wonder he stupidly and hatefully wants to call us commies.

Communism and socialism are NOT synonymous. Democratic socialism is nothing like a one party communist system.

Does he know even communist China has capitalism, but NOT democracy? Probably not. But he'd like it that way.

Why does Vern trust the WORLD SOCIALIST PARTY's definition over others, anyway?

Must be because he's a commie, amirite?










 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

"Communism and socialism are NOT synonymous" take it up with the WORLD SOCIALIST PARTY.

Here's a link to the Marxist classes offered by the Communist Part USA, you might enjoy.
https://www.cpusa.org/article_category/marxist-classes/

"The Road to Socialism USA is the Program of the Communist Party USA, adopted in 2005 and updated by our 100th Anniversary Convention in 2019 in Chicago. It offers our view of the path from the struggles of the present all the way to socialism, a strategy of struggle, unity, reform, and revolution." https://cpusa.org/party_info/party-program/

Democratic Socialists of America...run candidates in some elections, democratic socialism, eco-socialism, libertarian socialism, MARXISM


Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn taught "socialism of ANY kind and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit and to a leveling of mankind into death". Bet he knows more about this subject than anyone who post here does.

 
At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Biden not available for comment, he's taking his afternoon nap.

Scientists Claim They May Have Discovered the Cause of Alzheimer’s

 
At 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Story No One Knows: A White Florida Kid Was Stabbed Repeatedly In The Head By An Angry Black Man...
14 year old Ryan Rogers, who is white, was riding on his bicycle when the accused, an older black man by the name of Semmie Lee Williams, attacked him for no reason with a knife, and in the words of the Post Millennial, “allegedly stabbed Ryan Rogers multiple times in the face and head near an I-95 overpass.” It is beyond sickening to mentally replay the experience.

No comment from local BLM chapter on this hate crime.

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


13 YEARS AGO TODAY – Junk Scientist Al Gore Incorrectly Predicted North Pole Would Be ICE FREE in Five Years – And the Global Warming Craze Began...missed it this much..lol

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Vern trusts and accepts what communists define. Pass it on.

Can Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn or Anonymous explain why Scandinavians are among the happiest people on the planet? LOL!

We all know Anonymous is a LIAR.

What Gore said:

"Some of the models suggest to Dr. (Wieslav) Maslowski that there is a 75% chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during some of the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years."

Facts:
Since satellites first began monitoring the Arctic in 1979, the average area covered by sea ice has shrunk by at least 40%. The average thickness of the ice has fallen by more than half over the same time period.
This year, the sea ice minimum is the second smallest on record, beaten only by the sea ice low seen in 2012.


https://interactive.carbonbrief.org/when-will-the-arctic-see-its-first-ice-free-summer/


 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"why Scandinavians are among the happiest people on the planet? LOL!
are among the happiest people on the planet? LOL!"
Source

"One crucial thing, which people who idealize Scandinavia have not mentioned, and which can raises questions regarding those reports, is the cultural aspect. Let’s take Denmark as an example, where it is literally “shameful to be unhappy.” Danish newspaper editor Anne Knudsen responded to Denmark’s results in happiness surveys: “If you ask me how I am, and I start telling you how bad I feel, then it might force you to do something about it. It might put a burden on you to help me. So that’s one of the main reasons people say things are all right or even 'super.'”

Another dominant aspect of Nordic mentality is "Law of Jante," most common in Denmark. "Jante" can be understood as informal social norms, which drive their behavior. It consists of 10 main rules. The common denominator is an expression: "You are not to think you’re anyone special or that you’re better than us."

If you want to dive more into this topic, I urge you to take a look at Michael Booth’s book."
David Borovsky

Probably over your head but who knows maybe they use short words for the hard of learning like you.

And then there is this..."Sorry, liberals, Scandinavian countries aren’t utopias."

"Visitors say Danes are joyless to be around. Denmark suffers from high rates of alcoholism. In its use of antidepressants it ranks fourth in the world. (Its fellow Nordics the Icelanders are in front by a wide margin.) Some 5 percent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Denmark’s productivity is in decline, its workers put in only 28 hours a week, and everybody you meet seems to have a government job. Oh, and as The Telegraph put it, it’s “the cancer capital of the world.”

https://nypost.com/2015/01/11/sorry-liberals-scandinavian-countries-arent-utopias/

 
At 4:09 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

You have to wonder how much of Sybil's time is spent rooting around the internet for the IRRELEVANT nonsense he whines about.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/happiest-countries-in-the-world

Since 2002, the World Happiness Report has used statistical analysis to determine the world's happiest countries. In its 2021 update, the report concluded that Finland is the happiest country in the world.

To determine the world's happiest country, researchers analyzed comprehensive Gallup polling data from 149 countries for the past three years, specifically monitoring performance in six particular categories:

Gross domestic product per capita
Social support
Healthy life expectancy
Freedom to make your own life choices
Generosity of the general population
Perceptions of internal and external corruption levels

Finland
Finland ranks as the world's happiest country based on the 2021 report, with a score of 7.842 out of a total possible score of 10. The report writers credited the citizens of Finland's strong feelings of communal support and mutual trust with not only helping secure the #1 ranking, but (more importantly) helping the country as a whole navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Finlanders felt strongly that they were free to make their own choices, and showed minimal suspicion of government corruption. Both of these factors are strong contributors to overall happiness.

Denmark
The second-happiest country in the world is Denmark, which scores 7.620. Denmark's values for each of the six variables are quite comparable to those of Finland. In fact, Denmark even outscored the leader in multiple categories, including GDP per capita, generosity, and perceived lack of corruption, demonstrating that it may claim the top spot sometime in the near future.

Switzerland
As the third-happiest country in the world, Switzerland scored a total of 7.571 out of 10. In general, the Swiss are very healthy, with one of the world's lowest obesity rates and a long life expectancy. The Swiss also have a very high median salary, about 75% higher than that of the United States, and the highest GDP per capita in the top seven. Additionally, there is a strong sense of community in Switzerland and a firm belief that it is a safe and clean country—which is statistically true. Along with Iceland and Denmark, Switzerland is one of the world's safest countries.

Iceland
Iceland ranks as 2021's fourth-happiest country in the entire world, with a total score of 7.554. Of the top seven happiest countries around the globe, Iceland has the highest feeling of social support (higher even than Finland, Norway, and Denmark, which all tied for second place). Iceland also had the second-highest generosity score in the top seven, though it's worth noting that it ranked only 11th worldwide.

Netherlands
Edging out Norway for the honor of fifth-happiest country in the world is the Netherlands (also known as Holland to many tulip lovers), with a score of 7.464. The Netherlands scored higher in the generosity category than any other top-seven country and also displayed an impressive lack of perceived corruption.

Norway
The citizens of sixth-place Norway (7.392) feel they are being well cared for by their government thanks to universal healthcare and free college tuition. Norwegians also enjoy a healthy work-life balance, working an average of 38 hours per week vs. 41.5. hours per week in the United States. Additionally, Norway has a low crime rate and a strong sense of community among its citizens—a quality it shares with many of the top seven.

Sweden
Seventh-place Sweden (7.363) ranks high, if not quite highest, in virtually every category measured. For example: Sweden has a higher lack of corruption score than all but four countries worldwide (two of which are Finland and Denmark), the fourteenth-highest GDP per capita of all 149 countries measured, and the fourth-highest life expectancy in the top seven.

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

How many Scandinavians move to America for our health care and education systems? LOL!

ZERO!

Vern thinks public healthcare and public education along with democratic representation is COMMUNISM!

Vern and his fellow fascist fools think these are communist countries. YES, he's THAT STUPID!

Speaking of Vern's fellow stupid fascists.

Mean Margie Greene is upset:

"The job of Congress is make laws, not enforce them. But the Communists in charge of the House are purposely abusing the Constitution and the institution of Congress. The J6 Committee is a kangaroo court & a total abuse of power. I will vote NO to hold @MarkMeadows in contempt." 12-14-21

(The January 6th committee have subpoenaed the phone and social media records of the following members of Congress: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Paul Gosar, Mo Brooks, Andy Biggs, Madison Cawthorn, Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, and Louie Gohmert.)

These hateful bigots are what Hitler and his Nazis were like before they became Nazis.

Vern is one of them. Trumpism is fascism.


 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

How very Socialist of you...Twitter Suspends Conservative Commentator Melissa Tate

"Twitter just suspended my account with almost half a million followers with no warning for sharing a clip from the Joe Rogan podcast where he is interviewing Doctor McCullough. Twitter said this was “harmful information”

This video is a video that was trending on Twitter so I’m not the only one who shared it. This was selective enforcement & targeting by Twitter because they have been trying to silence me for over 5 years now, having locked down & deleted a previous account I had before this one.

As an immigrant who came from Marxism to America for freedom, I never thought I would see America fall to totalitarianism."

Melissa Tate

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Socialism is Totalitarianism

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Michele Tafoya will no longer be the sideline reporter for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” after this season, according to a report.

NBC’s coverage of the upcoming Super Bowl in February is expected to be her final appearance on the sideline for the network, the New York Post reported. Her role afterward remained unclear.

The apparent decision comes several weeks after Tafoya was criticized for making comments about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick during an appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

Socialism is Totalitarianism

 
At 2:38 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


If Michele Tafoya was fired because of her racist lies about CRT, who cares?

Melissa Tate is another liar.

She left a Mugabe dictatorship and came to America.

Is she going to leave America, now that she says it's "totalitarianism"?

Hell no. Because it's not, and she is a liar, like Vern.

If Vern thinks she's right, Vern is welcome to leave. We don't want any fascists here.

Tate was promoting this dangerous lie from Dr. Peter McCullough FOX(R) and got banned from Twitter:
"I told Tucker Carson and many more – it seems to me early on that there was an intentional, very comprehensive suppression of early treatment in order to promote fear, suffering, isolation, hospitalization, and death."

She cries "Totalitarianism", but it's really private corporate policy, NOT a government removal of freedom. She can lie all she wants at FOX. Vern will believe her.

How many socialists stormed our Capitol to overturn our election?

ZERO.

How many Trumpists were in the violent mob?

ALL of them.

Trumpism is fascism.

Vern now thinks Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden are "communist" countries.

Vern is an idiot.

If Trump ordered Vern so shoot me with a promise of a pardon, would he do it?

I think he would, because his hate and ignorance make him a perfect fascist tool.

When will Vern admit he has a hood and robe in his closet?

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Funny how Sybil can fully support a homophobhic baker refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, because a PRIVATE BUSINESS can decide who they want to do business with and why,yet when a PRIVATE COMPANY (NBC) decides they don't want to be associated with RACISM, he's all in a lather.

And funny how he is such a fan of "The View" all of a sudden.


 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Pelosi, says lawmakers/Capitol staff shouldn't be prohibited from trading stock: "This is a free market, we are a free market economy, they should be able to participate in that."

Fascist idiots like Vern and MTG call her a communist.

Is it stupidity...or just evil?

Mostly the latter. There are a lot evil "Christians" out there.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


More Republican evil:

Out of over 159 million votes cast, the AP is reporting there were 475 cases of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Nowhere near enough to change the election.

And most of the fraudulent votes were for Trump.

Who's surprised?

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Witchhunt) has once again been caught manipulating evidence: the House Jan. 6 committee on Wednesday admitted that Schiff had altered a text message from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, making it appear much more damning than it actually was. After The Federalist exposed the deception, the House committee claimed that Schiff’s editing was “inadvertent.” Sure, and the next time Adam Schiff appears in public, he will be wearing a MAGA hat.

Socialism is Totalitarianism

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will this administration do SOMETHING to stop the wave of White Supremacists Smash and Grab crimes?

 
At 10:53 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


They're desperately trying to whitewash Trump's fascist Putsch.

Jordan's text was a push to overturn the election by blatantly unconstitutional means.

“On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence..."

"Believing" Trump's Big Lie doesn't allow anyone to overrule the Constitution and cancel the votes of the American people. Even Pence knew that, only to have his life threatened for following the Constitution.

But that wasn't enough. Trump allowed his mob to storm the Capitol literally following their Fuhrer like brownshirt storm troopers did for Hitler. Pure thuggery.

The violent insurrectionists were PRAISED by Trump, and now they squeal like pigs, "Witchhunt!"

Trumpists emulate Nazis for a reason. They are all power mad, authoritarian white nationalist bigots who need to call anybody against them "communists".

Just. Like. Nazis.

The radical Right is the greatest force of evil in America since slavery. They have become the greatest threat ever to equality, truth and democracy.

Their Dear Leader praises terrorists, and they LOVE him. They CHEER his hatred and lies.

The word for that is evil. We ignore their evil at our own peril.

 
At 5:14 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil plagiarizing Citigist...

Does anyone wonder why he's embarrassed to cite his sources? LOL

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Just following in the foot steps of your Cult leader, AKA Joe Biden.

When will this administration do SOMETHING to stop the wave of White Supremacists Smash and Grab crimes?

Socialism is Totalitarianism

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

CONFIRMED: January 6 Committee Admits It Doctored Republican Text Message in Adam Schiff’s Presentation...anyone really surprised that the Democrats would do this?

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

So why is the subpoena issued to Meadows illegal?

The subpoena is illegal because the select panel is operating contrary to the authority it was given by the House when it was created.

“According to the select committee’s charter, H.Res. 503, ‘the Speaker shall appoint 13 members to the select committee, five of whom shall be appointed in consultation with the Minority Leader.’ But the committee has zero members appointed in consultation with [House Minority] Leader [Kevin] McCarthy [R-CA], and it doesn’t have 13 members, it has nine.

“According to the committee’s charter, if Mr. Meadows had come in for a deposition, the minority must have been allowed to question Mr. Meadows for the same amount of time as the majority. Except no members of the committee were named by the minority.

“This isn’t nit-picking. The Supreme Court has found that a select committee must follow its own rules to act with legal force. So we have the select committee as it exists legally and on paper. And then we have something completely different. I don’t know what to call it but it doesn’t resemble the select committee that Democrats voted to pass on the House floor. It’s just nine members picked by Speaker Pelosi.”

Rep. Jim Banks

Typical Democrat Party Totalitarianism

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Former Obama AG Eric Holder, Held In Contempt of Congress ...remember?

Socialism is Totalitarianism

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"Doctored" text means quoting only the first part.

Gym Rat Jordan's text was a push to overturn the election by blatantly unconstitutional means.

“On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all"

That was all that was needed to make the case. As I noted: "Believing" Trump's Big Lie doesn't allow anyone to overrule the Constitution and cancel the votes of the American people. Even Pence knew that, only to have his life threatened for following the Constitution.

But that wasn't enough. Trump allowed his mob to storm the Capitol, literally following their Fuhrer like brownshirt storm troopers did for Hitler. Pure thuggery.

The violent insurrectionists were PRAISED by Trump, and now they squeal like pigs, "Witchhunt!"

Here's the full text: “On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all the electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all — in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence. ‘No legislative act,’ wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, ‘contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.’ The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: ‘That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.’ 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916).”

There were no "unconstitutional statutes". Pence followed the Constitution, so Trump's terrorists wanted to hang him.

How's THAT for "constitutional"?

Vern is too stupid to discuss anything rationally, so he will regurgitate and regurgitate his fake outrage.

What does he say about his fellow white nationalist Trumpists' "smash and grab" coup at our Capitol?

Crickets.

What does he say about Trump PRAISING the thugs?

Crickets.

What does he say about Trump losing a fair election to Biden?

More crickets.

Vern is white nationalist bigot, and can't help proving it.



 

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