Saturday, January 8, 2022

Goodbye Devin Nunes: No One Is Going to Miss You

No more slinking around The White House and the Halls of Congress for Rep. Devin Nunes. 

His foul stench will no longer pollute Congress because he quit the other day.

Just like that. I feel robbed. His departure should have been more dramatic, like seeing him criminally charged for his Russia coverups and plots with the defeated former president (and world class asshole) to protect Trump from his perch on the House Intelligence Committee.

He's been replaced by Rep. Mike Turner whose taken his position as the new top Republican on the committee.

So why did Nunes quit his job? Did he feel remorse for all of his lies and illegal actions he committed - as yet undiscovered?

I doubt that. For whatever reason he's decided to link his fate to a major loser. He's now the CEO of Trump's new media venture, which by the way, is mired in legal entanglements with a couple of government watchdog agencies.

And get this: Trump's business partner in the sleazy new venture is a Chinese investment firm that has a history of SEC investigations. 

Related: Trump's Social Media Deal is Being Investigated by Regulators

According to Reuters, Wall Street's top financial regulators are investigating Trump's $1.25 billion deal to float his new social media venture on the stock market.

I will take bets about the whole mess ever coming to fruition. Donny's not so good when it comes to start-ups, or any business ventures for that matter.

Reality has never been Nunes strong point. He enjoys being able to disseminate lies and the opportunity to spread more than ever was too tempting to pass up. The money probably cinched the deal.

Republicans were nice about his departure and made-up stories about what good he did as a member of Congress. Privately, most Republicans, including his replacement, were relieved to see the trouble-making asshole exit.

As for the Democrats, they all fondly wished Nunes the worst, while slamming the door on his fat ass!

Friday, January 7, 2022

What's the Path Back to Reality?

Did Alice in Wonderland ever find her way back to the "real" world?

What was the path she took to get there and back to reality?

Inquiring minds in America want to know how to restore the truth over the legions of lies spread around the country like toxic peanut butter by Trump and his minions.

If I recall right, there were a number of paths Alice took in her search for reality while encountering anthropomorphic creatures along the way.

Lewis Carroll's English children's novel was a prime example of the literary nonsense genre that was popular with adults as well as children in 1865.

It's similar to Trump's story (popular with extremist adults and kids) about The Big Lie. 

We've encountered worse creatures than Alice did, however.

For example, instead of taking advise from a giant worm smoking a hookah we have Kevin McCarthy smoking Trump's sausage.

In the book Alice was a guest at a "mad" tea party where she was bombarded with riddles.

Trump's Mad Insurrection Party held on Jan. 6, 2021, wasn't a mystery. It was a pre-planned assault on our democracy. 

At the end of the story Alice gets into an argument with the King and Queen who accused her of stealing tarts. She stands up to the whole deck of cards as they swarm her...and wakes up from the dream.

In the real-world America stood up to a swarm of cult-followers intent on decertifying a duly elected president to install a former president crazy as a the Madhatter.

But it was no dream. It was more like a nightmare. The worst part of this modern story is it's not over yet.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Jan. 6, A Day of Reckoning: How Embarrassing for the GOP. At Least You'd Think So. But Don't Bet on It

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Okay boys and girls, it's time to see what's happening today... 

Lawmakers from one side of the aisle are going to embarrass the hell out of the other side with a day devoted to outing their attempt to steal the 2020 election.

There's going to be videos of Trump followers swarming over the Capitol like cockroaches on a crusade. 

A cascade of once-concealed texts will be raining down like drops of acid on Republicans retreating to their caves and yachts, and who have vowed an oath of silence regarding Trump's culpability in the coup attempt on Jan. 6.

I know you're disappointed that the former first grifter isn't have his press conference to counter today's activities. But buck up. There's still plenty to see.

Tune in your TV, get out the popcorn and make bets with family and friends about the possibility of a new revelation regarding Trump's obstruction of justice.

Basically, it's not going to be a good day for Trump minions and other spineless supporters in Congress.

Which reminds me. Wouldn't it be nice to see a list of GOP lawmakers complicit in the planning of the attack on the Capitol? 

The extreme right could make trading cards with their names on them and the part they played in the insurrection.

Hint. Gym Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Green will be the hottest cards in the deck.

In what should be a day of shame to Republicans, they will settle into their alternate realities and wait until the storm passes. By Friday they'll emerge more energized and ready to go back to their outrageous lies that threaten our democracy.

There's going to be solemn prayer vigil for those who are into that kind of thing.

I'll tell you what boys and girls, there may be real Republicans in the hinterlands of this nation who are embarrassed at what the party has become. Just don't bet on it.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Wanting to Exhale After the First Coup Attempt Failed But Still Facing a Second Assault on America

I want to exhale and know that there won't be another coup attempt by Trump and minions. But's it difficult.

I think millions of Americans are in a trance and unable to deal with this continuing assault against democracy. After being informed for a year of the dangers Trump and his acolytes' pose, people still don't want to think they're real. 

So, they pretend Trump, and his followers aren't busily rigging our electoral system to assure future elections that will favor them. 

Maybe I'm talking about zombies here. The type who stares blankly at events unfolding in front of them and the type who follow orders mindlessly...even if that it means giving up their freedoms in the name of a cult leader who doesn't give a shit about them.

Here we are a year after the insurrection and Trump is still fanning the fires with lies by holding a so-called press conference on the anniversary of the assault on the Capitol.

Meanwhile the Jan. 6 Select Committee will be countering Trump's falsehoods with more evidence of his obstruction of justice and holding a Prayer Vigil for those who died that dark day.

With tensions running high now who's to say what will happen this Jan. 6? Will a former president finally go completely off the deep end and openly declare war on the government?

Sadly, anything is possible during these trying times. 

Monday, January 3, 2022

Members of Congress Ignore Ethic Laws - Why Not? Because They Can

Ethics investigators are up against a Congressional wall that protects members who lie about their involvement in the stock market.

The problem is senators and House members seem to be immune to the laws that hold them accountable for cheating taxpayers and abusing their position in government to get insider information. 

After four years of the Trump regime laughing at The Hatch Act the problem has worsened and no one is interested (or brave enough) to deal with the obvious grift.

New York Times reporter Luke Broadwater explained in a recent interview how some lawmakers are refusing to cooperate with ethics investigations. Over 50 of them have flat out ignored investigators requests for information.

To be clear, and fair, we're talking about Democrats and Republicans and the lasting impact their defiance has on our system of government.

Laws and rules have been bent into pretzels by our lawmakers looting the system for years now.

How many times have you read about a member of Congress under an ethics investigation that stretches out for years and eventually disappears?  

Once in a blue moon a lawmaker may actually be held to account because of overwhelming evidence. They seldom go to jail however and if they do, they're sent to a "country club" masquerading as a prison.

But what can be done about this abuse in Congress? It's a stacked system that only members can rectify. The answer lies in who we elect to represent us.

Candidates for elective office need to be thoroughly vetted (especially their finances and connections to the stock market) before we vote for them. That doesn't happen now, although some try to claim it does.

In this era of big grifts we mustn't ignore what lawmakers are doing behind closed doors to increase their wealth.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Believe it or not, There's Somewhere on the Planet Where Women Have All the Power

                        Quick observation.

Men are lousy leaders. Every war that breaks out on the planet is attributable to men who don't get along.

Let's face it folks, men don't play nicely with each other or anyone else. Our stupid pride gets us in trouble, and we start measuring penis sizes!

As far as I know that's never led to anything good for the citizens of countries who have to sacrifice their lives over such foolishness.

Men seldom negotiate. They tend to intimidate instead. That's why men should never be ambassadors, let alone leaders of a country.

We're not doing too well right now guys. Putin and Biden are rattling swords and threatening each other. This kind of activity seldom leads to a peaceful resolution.

That's it!

I'm moving to the Bissagos Islands. Why? For one reason they are run by a matriarchal society where woman possess all the power.

That's right. They choose their husbands, propose marriage, build their own homes and run the households.

Look it up. You'll never find a war started by the people of the Bissago Islands. That's because women are better leaders. The proof is in the pudding.

Of the 88 islands, of which just 23 are inhabited, this magical archipelago is situated off the Guinea coast of western Africa.

Imagine it. Living where people can't walk around in public wearing battle gear and toting assault rifles! And where women are truly in charge of their own bodies and not subserviate to a group of male extremists.

I think it's time we elect a woman to lead the USA on the next go-around in 2024. She certainly couldn't do any worse than her combative male predecessors!

New Civilian Award Proposed for Parents Who Teach their Teenagers to Drive

I'll start this post off by pointing out that my wife taught our three sons how to drive.  By the time they were old enough to drive I ...