Trump just bragged about executing an American Citizen

At his Covid petri-dish rally today:

“We sent in the U.S. Marshals, took 15 minutes and it was over. They knew who he was, they didn’t want to arrest him, and 15 minutes — that ended.”

Yep, the President of the United States bragged to sycophants, that his armed agents of the State, intentionally executed an American Citizen. What the U.S. Marshall’s knew, or intended……is not known…..all we have to go on, is the words of the Enemy of the State.

Trump is a Traitor to the Republic, as are those who keep him in power.

* As an addendum, it appears that Steve Scully got suspended from the venerable C-SPAN for lying about an alleged Twitter hack. Good. Liars and hypocrites are among the lowest forms of life.

The Military is Props to this POTUS

Using both the White House and the US military as props for a campaign rally (not to mention campaign speeches to troops in a combat theater) is totally cool now.

I expect zero response from the right wing when a President Biden does the same. (No, I don’t expect that from him, but it would be warranted by precedent)

Veterans and serving military are nothing more than ornaments to those who crave power but have never served their country.

Cool……..

https://mol.im/a/8831591

Biden’s Achilles Heel

Joe has a problem……and integrity problem (this of course, on top of his unconstitutional gun control fever dreams). This problem could cost him what is shaping up to be, his election to lose.

He won’t, can’t, refuses to – answer the very reasonable question of: will you, or do you support “packing” the Supreme Court?

At least his opponent takes the road expected of all politicians, but himself especially……and just lies.

But Biden (and Harris) think you’re stupid, and won’t notice that they respond to this question by starting to agree to answer……but the deflect, devolve and distract.

Perhaps the American voter IS this stupid…….after all, we got 8 years of Obama and at least 4 years of Trump; but it could actually be his undoing.

We’ll see in a couple of weeks……

So…Words Really Don’t Matter Anymore….

“She’s a communist! She’s left of Bernie! She’s rated left of Bernie by everybody! She’s a communist, we’re going to have a communist!”

“She’s going to be, in my opinion, within a month… look, I sat next to Joe and I looked at Joe, and Joe’s not lasting two months as president…. She’s a communist! She’s not a socialist, she’s well beyond a socialist!”

I expect this sort of drivel from average Joes around a water cooler, who have either zero education in political science, or simply spew whatever word salad makes them feeeeel better. But the President of the United States should be able to articulate messages via his “official” venue, that are rooted in fact. His latest tantrum is simply not true.

But, this guy’s grasp on fact v. fantasy has always been fascinating.

So….since words don’t matter, it’s now perfectly fine to call Trump a fascist; something I’ve always opposed because he doesn’t fit the definition of one….but neither does Harris equate to being a Communist.

This sort of tirade is only going to resonate with those already voting for him….so, I don’t see the value added…….

Eric Trump: Buffoon at Large

Stating of his father in a radio interview for a North Dakota station last week, the inarguably dumber of the two adult male Trump spawn: “He literally saved Christianity”.

No examples of course, but like papa saying that Biden would “hurt God” and there’d be “no religion” in a Biden Administration…….this cult clearly believes their members to be unthinking morons.

But at least they’re entertaining……

Link

Reason: The Case Against Trump

Linked without comment……

Donald Trump Is an Enemy of Freedom

We do not view Lyndon Johnson’s presidency through the lens of the Texan’s legendary vulgarity; the Great Society and Vietnam War loom much larger on his scorecard. Nor do we judge George Washington’s generalship by the Continental Army’s autumn 1776 squandering of New York—every leader of consequence has bad days or weeks in the face of unprecedented challenge.

So before assessing Donald Trump’s worthiness to receive a second term, let us set aside the two cudgels wielded most often by his media and Democratic tormentors: the 45th president’s polarizing personality, and his administration’s scattershot response to a once-in-a-century pandemic.

Focusing on Trump’s deeds, instead of words, from Inauguration Day until just before the first reported U.S. death from COVID-19 on February 29, is a clarifying, even liberating, exercise. At a time when so much of American discourse is about symbolism instead of policy, adjectives instead of nouns, feelings instead of facts, this approach waves away the toxic political fog and drills down into the bedrock of this presidency. What has the Manhattan real estate developer actually built in Washington; how has that already impacted the lives of his constituents; and what lasting changes are likely if his job performance is ratified by the voting public in November?

Working through those questions will produce different answers for everyone, but here’s a preview of mine: On the broad federal issues I care about most—limiting the size and scope of government, protecting individual liberties, allowing for peaceable exchange between willing partners, and contributing to international peace and human flourishing—Trump has been not just passively suboptimal but actively malign. Rewarding his record will cement bad policy and complete the Republican Party’s transformation into a vehicle for big-government nationalism that’s openly suspicious of free markets and perceived enemies.

Read the rest here

Small Victories

Two notorious charlatans finally caught by the law:

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has filed charges today against two political operatives for allegedly orchestrating a series of robocalls aimed at suppressing the vote in the November general election.

Jack Burkman, 54, and Jacob Wohl, 22, are each charged with:

  • One count of election law – intimidating voters, a five-year felony;
  • One count of conspiracy to commit an election law violation, a five-year felony;
  • One count of using a computer to commit the crime of election law – intimidating voters, a seven-year felony; and
  • Using a computer to commit the crime of conspiracy, a seven-year felony.

The charges were filed today in the 36th District Court in Detroit. Arraignment is pending for the defendants. The Attorney General’s office will be working – with local law enforcement if necessary – to secure the appearance of each defendant in Michigan. It’s too early to say if formal extradition will be necessary or if they will present themselves here voluntarily in the very near future.

Burkman, an Arlington, Virginia resident, and Wohl, a Los Angeles, California resident, allegedly attempted to discourage voters from participating in the general election by creating and funding a robocall targeted at certain urban areas, including Detroit. The calls were made in late August and went out to nearly 12,000 residents with phone numbers from the 313 area code.

https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359–541052–,00.html

I basically did a happy dance when I saw that one of the pieces of excrement was Jacob Wohl……

Post Debate Questions

After the clown show last night, I’m left with two questions; one central to that event and one more general:

– Trump acted like an absolute child……and his base blames Chris Wallace? I suppose he should have been able to turn his microphone off.

– What is the deal with needing to have a decision on November 3rd? Most states can’t even count absentee and mail in ballots until that day or after……not to mention the in-person votes. Elections aren’t certified until weeks later in the easiest of elections.

Does Trump not know that it’s the media who has been “calling” winner and loser based on exit polling? Does he seriously want to somehow go with JUST the proclamation from the allegedly ‘fake news’ after all the votes (including military absentee) HAVEN’T been counted???

Weird.

POTUS Debate #1

I’m actually planning to watch tonight’s debate, unlike in years past….the slate of candidates remains the same: two old white dudes [Hillary was the outlier], neither of whom I’m voting for. No, tonight I’m tuning in for the shit-show.

And courtesy of mrom13, I have an apropos drinking game to accompany said shit-show……though I have to go into work early tomorrow morning, so I have to maintain consciousness .

Start with two full drinks. Down 1 whole drink when the moderator welcomes the candidates, and immediately pour out the other drink in reverence to all of the oppressed third party candidates, who were objectively better than these two. Then follow these rules:

1) Drink every time a candidate speaks over the moderator.

2) Drink every time the moderator asks an obviously biased or inflammatory question.

3) Drink every time Joe Biden takes credit for a Barak Obama policy.

4) Drink every time Trump denies a fact.

5) Drink every time a candidate mentions a big government program.

6) If a candidate mentions a policy that violates the constitution, the first person to cite the article or amendment, gets to make a rule.

7) If someone requests to change the channel because the current channel is biased, they become the drink fetcher and are now responsible for making sure everyone has a drink at all time. Punishment for an empty glass, bottle, can, or cup is determined by a simple majority of the group.

8) The owner of the house should provide a dunce cap. If anyone openly cheers when a candidate makes a point, they should be forced to stand in the corner with the dunce cap on.

9) If debating on the Joe Rogan podcast is mentioned, the game is over.

10) Finish the case, keg, bottle or box once you’ve given up all hope. Then go to bed and prepare to move all liquid assets to an off shore account.

Yeah…….we’ll see if I can hang…but damn!