At the end of his monumental (read “disastrous”) presidency, trump once again deflects criticism of Russia.
When first elected and it was obvious that there had been foreign influence, with all signs pointing to Russia, trump said, “Maybe it was China. Who knows?”
After that, he kowtowed to Putin (and every other despotic dictator) at every opportunity.
There has been a massive cyberattack against the American government and American industry that has been ongoing for months. Once again, the intelligence experts suspect Russia. Once again, trump disagrees and blames China.
I don’t know about you, but it would scare the hell out of me to have an ex-ruler with access to any and all of the nation’s secrets–including weapons, who also had multi-million dollar loans coming due, a cash flow problem, and no ethics.
“Vlad, here’s the deal. You finance a trump tower in Moscow, slip me a little gift under the table and I’ll tell you all about [fill in the TOP SECRET subject here].” Of course, that’s assuming that the stable genius hasn’t already spilled the beans so that Putin would say nice things about him.
Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.
I’m not worried–I died millenia ago. On the other hand, you should worry.
Throughout my time, both when I was alive on earth and ever since, I have seen a brisk business in the buying and selling of souls. Back in the day, people wouldn’t sell their soul unless a kingdom or an empire was on the table. Given that there are no refunds or exchanges–not even store credit–that made sense.
In the last four years, though, it’s been a buyers’ market. I have never seen so many souls sold so cheaply in such a short period of time. People don’t even negotiate price! I know that haggling is not an American thing, but this is your soul we’re talking about. You get one and only one soul, so you’d think people would at least check Ebay and Craig’sList for the going rate.
Lucifer’s name means “Light Bearer,” and it was chosen to describe him. He’s extremely attractive and I don’t mean attractive for a demon. In fact, he’s a looker compared to any and all creatures. Imagine the best salesman in the world–bingo. When he says, “Trust me,” too many people do.
Some people are vulnerable because they don’t believe Lucifer exists. Trust me, he does.
After injecting and/or ingesting bleach and Lysol, after downing a metric ton of Hydroxychloroquine, and after holding events at which the virus ran rampant, your president ended up in the hospital.
Now he’s decided to leave the hospital and return to the White House, undoubtedly against medical advice. This after doctor shopping, replacing a Rear Admiral (O-8) with a commander (O-5) as his physician. It’s not just rank–an admiral has about 30 years of experience, while a commander only has about 15 years. While they both may have comparable medical skills, the commander has roughly half the experience in dealing with difficult patients
In any case, your president will soon be loosed on the American people. hyped on steroids and experiencing the unknown side effects from experimental drugs. He’ll be, well, Trump on steroids.
I believe it is time to update Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) saying. It now should be:
There are lies, damned lies, and statements from the White House.
In the waning days of your Second World War, Hitler tried to break through the Allied lines in the Ardennes forest near a town called Malmedy. This is known to Americans as The Battle of the Bulge.
Some American soldiers, out of ammunition and surrounded, surrendered to the Germans. The Waffen SS (a Nazi paramilitary organization), under the command of Joachim Peiper, massacred 84 of the American prisoners of war by machine gun fire, finishing them by crushing their skulls or shooting them in the head. Miraculously, some Americans survived and, once reunited with Allied forces, reported the event.
After the war, there was a thorough investigation. Every American casualty’s location was marked, autopsies were performed, and Waffen SS members involved identified. A trial was conducted at the former Dachau concentration camp in July 1946. The Waffen SS Nazis were found guilty. Forty-three were sentenced to death and 22 to life in prison.
To make a long story short, after the trials and convictions, there was a move to shift the blame from the Nazis to those who had investigated the crime. One of, if not the most significant players in this was US Senator Joseph McCarthy–yes that Joe McCarthy. When all was said and done, every single Waffen SS Nazi previously convicted of the crime walked free by December 1956.
McCarthy held strong antisemitic sentiments, although he did have a few staff members who were Jewish. The most interesting of these was attorney Roy Cohn–yes the Roy Cohn who was mentor to Donald J. Trump.
In my time, we were just past the stage of banging rocks together. Your society may soon advance to that level.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas has defended slavery as a necessary evil for America.
You people say the most amazing, incredible, and stupid things.
Buying and selling human beings was necessary for the development of your country? After the Renaissance? After the Great Enlightenment?
You should be deeply ashamed.
Your country has a lot of “developing” to do to before it can be considered civilized, much less developed..
Of course, the (choke, choke) distinguished (gag) gentleman from Arkansas might also point out the benefits of other fine American practices, such as ducking people to determine if they were witches (if they drowned, they were innocent). Then he could explain how tarring and feathering is as American apple pie along with vigilante justice and lynching.
I would like to see Mr. Cotton experience life in the reality he aspires to, but experience it as an enslaved African
As the debate continues about Confederate monuments, I’d like for you to consider a few issues:
After the Civil War, Reconstruction, which was despised by the South, ended about 1877. This ushered in the Jim Crow era, which included various laws and practices to effectively disenfranchise and disadvantage the freed slaves.
Many, if not most monuments to the Confederate soldiers were erected after 1890 and peaked about 1909, when segregation was the norm, especially in the South.
It is not coincidence that more than a few of the monuments to confederate soldiers were located on sites that were former slave markets or whipping posts where slaves were flogged in public. You don’t have to be Sigmund Freud to figure out the not-so-hidden message.
I keep hearing apologia that the Confederate soldiers honored by these monuments were not traitors. Merriam Webster provides the definitions below. Many of those depicted in statues and other monuments attended or graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point, where they had taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. These include Robert E. Lee, Braxton Bragg, A.P. Hill, George Pickett, and John Bell Hood. For a more inclusive list, click here. They all took up arms and waged war against the country to which they had sworn an oath.
Definition of traitor
1 : one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty 2 : one who commits treason
Definition of treason
1 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family 2 : the betrayal of a trust
The use of federal troops independent of state and local authorities in Portland, Oregon is disturbing. Word is that Chicago, Illinois will be next. After that, they may be coming to a neighborhood near you.
It’s bad enough that your president has manged to get para-military forces at his command. It’s worse that Americans in the employ of the federal government who have sworn an oath to the US Constitution have changed their allegiance to Trump and are complicit, if not worse.
I say that you should go all the way or not at all. If you don’t have the common sense to stop, then make Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich your role models.
If you don’t know about Himmler and Heydrich, perhaps you should read up on them. You could learn a lot–even though, in the long run, things did not work out well for them.
Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
If it’s true that people are known by the company they keep, what does that say about your president?
Commuting Roger Stone’s sentence was a most interesting move. Please notice that Trump did not pardon him, but merely commuted his sentence. Why?
If Stone had been pardoned, then he would no longer be at risk of being retried for his crimes. However, by having his sentence commuted, he will have to invoke the fifth amendment to protect himself–and coincidentally others–from incrimination.
In other words, Stone’s silence has been bought and paid for.