Friday, June 17, 2022

Watergate Revisioned

Hey, Dick! Can you believe these stupid fucking Americans?

"An undermining of democracy such as we have never seen by any president in American history."

Carl Bernstein, CNN, June 17, 2022

FUN FACT: Carl wasn't talking about Dick Nixon.

Put these facts into your pipe and smoke them. Election years past:

During the war of 1812, the United States had a peaceful transfer of power. In 1861, on the eve of a bloody civil war that would ultimately claim six-hundred thousand American lives, the United States had as peaceful transfer of power. In 1865, while that war between the states was still raging, America had a peaceful transfer of power. In 1933, during the height of the worst economic crisis in its history, America had a peaceful transfer of power. In 1969, amid the worst civil unrest in any living person's memory, America had a peaceful transfer of power. 

Consider this if you will:

In January of 2021, for the first time in our two-hundred and forty-five year history, America did not have a peaceful transfer of power. Ain't that somethin'? Fifty years ago today, burglars broke into the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate hotel and office complex in Washington DC. I'm tempted to say that in 1972 I was a normal and average American teenaged boy - but that would be misleading. I was never "normal". Not then. Not now. I never have quite fit in with "normal people" and I'm not about to start now. I'm drifting off subject; forgive me.

Although I was pretty much a news junkie -
even at that early age - I didn't pay much attention to the "Watergate affair" in the summer of 1972. Nobody did. The only two reporters in the country who believed that the story had any merit were two young rookie hotshots from the Wahington Post named Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It wasn't until the autumn when Walter Cronkite of CBS News picked up the story that the rest of the nation started paying any attention to it. It was only then that the raging train of Watergate became unstoppable. It came too late to effect Richard Nixon's reelection campaign, but the momentum led to his resignation in disgrace less than two years later.

When this scandal started to unfurl a year-and-a-half ago, I predicted that the real heroes involved would all be Republicans. In Watergate the heroic figures were Barry Goldwater, Howard Baker, and even (to an extent) John Dean. If you had told me than that the champions of democracy would turn out to be Mike Pense and Liz Cheney I would have said, "Have another sip". Liz risked her political career. Mike risked his life. God bless the both of them. I'll never again write another critical word against either of them. Their political careers are effectively over, so not criticizing either of them will be a fairly easy endeavor.

Take all of the political scandals of the last one-hundred years and wrap them up neatly in bunch with ribbons and bows:

Teapot Dome
Sherman Adams
Iran Contra
Monica Lewinsky

Combined they are not half as devastating as what Donald Trump and his henchmen attempted on January 6, 2021. Compared to the Trump Mob, the Nixon Gang are starting to look like The Little Rascals. This is as bad as it's ever gotten and (Please Lord) is ever going to get. January 6, 2021 is the new standard by which all future political scandals will be measured. And just this week this scandal got bigger than anyone could believe it could get. Since the November 2020 election, Trump has been soliciting donations from his "base" (most of whom are of a moderate-to-low income) enticing them to donate what little money they have into a "fund" that will combat the "stolen" election. No such fund ever existed. All of the cash went to line the pockets of Donald Trump and his cronies - and his hotels. They ended up pocketing a quarter of a billion dollars. If you don't believe that this is the worst political scandal in American history then you might as well go back to sleep. This is bad, campers!

Donald Trump attempted to overthrow American democracy in 2021 and - if the Republicans are stupid enough to renominate him - he has every intention of doing it again in 2024. 

Be vigilant for our country.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


Here is a link to watch Woodward and Bernstein's appearance on CNN this morning:


All The President's Men
by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein


At 12:25 PM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Speaking of bloviating bullshit when are they going to release the kraken and mango unchained gets reinstated.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger JustMusing said...

I just saw that Kraken was put on the Jan 6th committees lunch menu!

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

This is how the radical Right Party of Trump are targeting out democracy. Their war on our democracy will involve overturning and denying election results.

Expect much more. They will NEVER concede defeat and NEVER respect the will of the voters if they lose.

(CNN) Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner, ardent election-fraud conspiracy theorist and founder of "Cowboys for Trump," avoided more jail time on Friday for his role in the January 6, 2021, US Capitol attack.
He was sentenced to 14 days with time served, fined $3,000 and given one year supervised release with the requirement that he complete 60 hours of community service.

Griffin, an Otero county commissioner, is still relentlessly pushing claims of election fraud, going as far as refusing to certify the recent primary results in his county, which the Justice Department cited to bolster its argument that Griffin should spend several months in jail.

Along with two other GOP commissioners, Griffin has declined to certify the results of the June 7 primary, pointing to a mistrust of Dominion voting machines -- a false conspiracy theory popularized by former President Donald Trump's legal team over the 2020 election.

The evil enemies of democracy are expanding their war on the American voters.

Anonymous STILL refuses to admit Trump lost a fair election to Biden.

The evil within is growing. They will destroy our republic.

At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Dave STILL refuses to admit Darrell Brooks is a racist. That the Nation of Islam is the largest racist organization in the USA.

Mean while...

Biden DOJ Thwarts GOP Senators Seeking Answers On Hunter Biden Investigation, Conflict Of Interest. IS this a war on democracy? Is our AG's failure to enforce the law a threat to our democracy?

Not in the minds of the lefties. The left does not believe in law and order.

At 5:59 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

I show proof of the radical Right’s war on democracy and the racist howls about a Black criminal.

“The left does not believe in law and order.”

Is that so?

Why are Trump’s henchmen fleeing from subpoenas?

Why are Trump’s henchmen afraid to testify under oath?

Why did Trump’s coup lawyer and other henchmen plead the Fifth?

Why did Trump’s coup lawyer and henchmen beg for pardons?

Asking for a pardon is a confession of guilt.

They are criminals, liars, traitors and cowards.

Radical Right racists won’t answer any of these simple questions.

They can’t even say who won the 2020 election.

Anonymous Vern is terrified to answer.

But he will deflect to Black criminals, like every racist Republican.

They pretend to be Christians, but can only hate people of conscience. Their Savior knows they willfully defy Him.

"I never knew you" will be the answer they get when they are judged.

They are truly evil.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Did I say Republicans are traitors?

57% of Republicans say the January 6 storming of the Capitol was "an act of patriotism," according to a New Republic poll.

Yes, and I was correct. The same about their being a cult.

At 11:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Organize a Committee! Insurrection! Colbert TV Show Bigwigs Arrested Trespassing in Capitol Building. Where are the Sedition Charges?

At 9:22 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

"Triumph, the insult dog" should run for public office.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

More than one right wing ass monkey wants to end all social programs, which one has the stones to commit political suicide to get it done is anybody's guess. Even reagan's plan to starve the beast was half baked at best. The smart play is to let it all die on it's own.

At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

After falling off bike, X Rays of President Biden's head finds nothing.

At 7:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


"Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged"


At 8:39 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged".
How shallow, coming from a hateful Trumpist bigot who called me a "racist commie".

Unless he repents, with full apology, this will be his "reward":
Matthew 7:21-23
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Their Dear Leader Trump tells them who to hate, and they gleefully obey...Just like Anonymous Vern proves through every one of his hateful words.

THIS is the real test that no hateful Trumpist bigot has ever passed:

John 13:34-35
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

This is NOT who they are.


You can't spell hatred without the letters R,E,D,H,A,T.

"You're special. We love you." Trump's words of praise to his mob of violent thugs.

He is their prophet and savior.

Vern worships Trump to the point he can't even speak the truth about him:

Biden beat Trump in a fair election.

Their gullibility and deep hatred hide this truth from them.

Their worst fear is that someone who disagrees with them and Trump is right.

And a better Christian.

At 9:08 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

A little Christian sympathy for the angry and deluded Trump cult:

"How sad it must be - believing that scientists, scholars, historians, economists, journalists, poll workers, election certification boards, secretaries of state, and 60 federal and state courts have devoted their entire lives to deceiving you, while a reality tv star with decades of fraud and exhaustively documented lying is your only beacon of truth and honesty."

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

More than 50 former senior intelligence officials believe that the recent reports of Joe Biden falling off a bike on Saturday have all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation

At 11:53 AM, Blogger JustMusing said...

Trump and Nixon. Traitors to the Constitution and both deserve(d) jail time.

Time again for the "F" word; Fascists.

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Anonymous Vern: "I believe as a Christian, my reward in heaven will be based on my faithfulness to God's commands here on earth."

What we've seen from him is endless hate.

Jesus commanded him to love his fellow man. He's headed for a place hotter than Texas.

At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I believe as a Christian, my reward in heaven will be based on my faithfulness to God's commands here on earth."

What scripture can you provide to support your belief?

At 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s been 12 days since a left-wing assassin attempted to kill Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Biden nor Dave still have not condemned it. So much for loving your fellow man.

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former White House aide under President Trump, says that she heard Trump admit privately that he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.

Radical Right cowards and liars can't admit it.

See Anonymous Vern.

Vern also questions if Jesus commanded him to love his fellow man.

Sad. So much hate.

At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Back to Trump I see, could it be due you can't find a passage in the Bible that supports his statement "I believe as a Christian, my reward in heaven will be based on my faithfulness to God's commands here on earth"?

Does that faithfulness include God's commands about homosexuality, murder (see Darrell Brooks) racism (see Darrell Brooks), lust, stealing, envy, or loving fellow humans except those still in their others womb, etc.?

You see Dear Readers, Dave like many believes he can be good enough to get heaven, ignoring that is not the way found in the Bible. His works won't get him there.

I've been down this path Dear Readers with Dave many many times before. He like most non Christians can not grasp the basic tenets (or Dave's case out right rejects), that all humans have sinned and the punishment for any sin is death, and that Jesus being perfect and sinless took the punishment for us (death) and if we accept His sacrifice as ours we will go to heaven. (Christianity 1.1)

Dear Readers, in the past I've given Dave links to Bible passages and scholarly works supporting Christianity 1.1. Dave has yet to acknowledge enough interest, enough honesty to admit he has even looked at any of them. Luke 9:3-5 Jesus tells believers when to
'Shake the Dust from Your Feet'. And you wonder why he has been banned from several blogs.

I am abandoning Dave to his fate as Jesus commanded.

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Only a hateful hypocritical "Christian" would ignore the commandment of his Savior.

Anonymous's deflection did just that, didn't it?

Nowhere did Jesus say we have to obey the Old Testament laws.


Here are a few examples of Old Testament laws that Christians generally do not observe:

Prohibited foods:

Pork (Leviticus 11:7)
Certain other animals (Leviticus 11:4-6)
Shellfish (Leviticus 11:10)
Certain birds (Leviticus 11:13-19)
Certain insects (Leviticus 11:20-23)
Meat still containing blood (Leviticus 17:12)
Circumcision required for males on eighth day (Leviticus 12:1-3)

The death penalty for:

Attacking or cursing a parent (Exodus 21:15,17)
Disobedience to parents (Deuteronomy 21:18-21)
Failure to confine a dangerous animal, resulting in death (Exodus 21:28-29)
Witchcraft and sorcery (Exodus 22:18, Leviticus 20:27, Deuteronomy 13:5, 1 Samuel 28:9)
Sex with an animal (Exodus 22:19, Leviticus 20:16)
Doing work on the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14, 35:2, Numbers 15:32-36)
Incest (Leviticus 18:6-18, 20:11-12,14,17,19-21)
Adultery (Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22)
Homosexual acts (Leviticus 20:13)
Blasphemy (Leviticus 24:14,16, 23)
False prophecy (Deuteronomy 18:20)
False claim of a woman's virginity at time of marriage (Deuteronomy 22:13-21)
Sex between a woman pledged to be married and a man other than her betrothed (Deuteronomy 22:23-24)

Feast day observances required:

Feast of Lots (Purim) (Esther 9:28)
Passover (Pesach) (Deuteronomy 16:1-8)
Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Shavuot) (Leviticus 23:15-21)
Feast of Trumpets or New Year Festival (Rosh Hashanah) (Leviticus 23:23-25)
Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) (Leviticus 16:29-32)
Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) (Leviticus 23:39-43)
Saturday (seventh day) Sabbath observance (Exodus 20:8-11, Exodus 35:1-3)

Animal sacrifices
For sin (Leviticus 4:27-35)
For Passover (Exodus 12:3-11)

Does Anonymous the hypocrite follow all of these? LOL!


He is terrified of acknowledging Jesus commanded his followers to love one another, even enemies.

Hate is his preference, for hate fills the darkness of his Trump-infested heart.

"I never knew you; depart from Me" is meant for those who disrespect and ignore His commandments.

He never said, "Don't eat shellfish", did he?

At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a string of fires and accidents at food processing plants this year and reports of enormous numbers of deaths of cattle in Kansas due to the heat wave, the prospect of food shortages in the future cannot be disregarded.

What are the Democrats going to do to solve this?

At 11:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus made reference to the Law and Prophets, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill,” (Matt. 5:17).

And the reason for animal sacrifices?

And the reason for the sacrifice of Jesus?


At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden Approval Rating Crashes To 32% In Latest Liberal DailyKOS Poll…

At 4:16 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"Do you know what it is like to have the President of the United States target you?" - "Lady Ruby"

Racist Republicans listened to their evil fuhrer and terrorized this Black woman, her daughter and her mother.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The FBI called Lady Ruby and advised her to leave her house for safety because the president put her life in danger.

"Not Racist" Anonymous is OK with that.

At 5:18 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

“We’ve got lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence.”
-Rudy Giuliani, Trumpist racist and liar who smeared Black women poll workers.

Still no evidence. Just their racist little brains and delicate FEELINGS.

At 9:58 AM, Blogger rustcoal said...

Why didn't the all powerful all knowing mango mussolini finish the Keystone XL, Gaww-duh created the heavens and earth in six days for chrissakes,so four years would have been plenty of time to complete it. Oh thats right he was too busy playing goff.

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

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At 10:42 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...


Dear Leader had priorities. Himself.

He whined about "American carnage" and did nothing to stop it. In fact, he did the opposite and encouraged it. It's now called "American Courage" and "legitimate political discourse".

Only America-hating traitors question why he didn't keep his promise to have Mexico pay for his wall, or didn't keep his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare with the "best healthcare, or keep his promise to improve infrastructure.

But he and his kids raked in hundred$ of million$. Which was the objective anyway.

So prove you love America by sending more money to Trump's "Election Defense Fund".

Otherwise you hate America. :-)

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Republican “values”.

1/6 Committee witness Bowers: “I do not want to be a winner by cheating.”

Bowers also said he’d, “vote for Trump again”.

What he means is, “I do not want to be a winner by cheating, but I’ll gladly vote for a cheater”.

At 3:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biden Approval Rating Crashes To 32% In Latest Liberal DailyKOS Poll…

With a string of fires and accidents at food processing plants this year and reports of enormous numbers of deaths of cattle in Kansas due to the heat wave, the prospect of food shortages in the future cannot be disregarded.

What are the Democrats going to do to solve this?

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

What are Republicans proposing to remedy a string of fires and accidents at food processing plants and enormous numbers of deaths of cattle in Kansas due to the heat wave?

Just what they did for gas prices, baby formula, inflation and their Big Lie.

Absolutely nothing. In fact the voted AGAINST measures addressing all of these.

They WANT Americans to suffer in order to win the next election.

Prove me wrong.


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