Did an IgnoraNus Pay Me a Visit?

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To help confirm my subject matter’s www worthiness, I’ll occasionally delay a posting date to subject my content to a litmus test; i.e., to see if my passion wanes. Seeing how, now, over seven weeks later, my strong feelings persist, here we go…

January 20, 2021 had not only been Inauguration Day in America, but had also marked the two week anniversary of Donald J. Trump’s attempt to overthrow America; a.k.a. America’s darkest day.

What else does one call it when the subversive POTUS assembles, motivates and mobilizes his private army of domestic terrorists; incites them to go on a rampage where they (literally) shit all over the premises; attempt to take out, lynch, hang, etc. the political enemies of his own making (inclusive of his very own Vice President); do their damnedest to prevent the formal, Constitutionally mandated certification of Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

That America’s nearly 2½ century long tradition, re the orderly transition of power, had trumped Trump’s coup d’état; that Joe Biden, the man I had helped to elect, was now standing upon the world stage to take his Oath of Office had me breathing a sigh of relief; and more. So caught up in the spirit of that historic, uniquely American moment, I even flung open my home’s front door to proudly hang my nation’s flag.

However, within mere minutes of making my patriotic statement, there came this angry sounding pounding on my (fortunately) locked screen door. Out of habit, I warily peered thru the main door’s peep hole.

Seeing how my flag was blocking my view, all that appeared was one of the optically distorted red stripes. By the time I had relocated to ever-so-cautiously crack open the living room curtains, whoever had stood on my front porch had already vamoosed. Nobody in sight was hoofing or lead footing their getaway.

Soooooo… had those three startling thumps been “courtesy” of a Trumper? The type of Klansman / Brownshirt, who’d much rather snappily salute a Civil War era Confederate flag and/or clenched fist pump at a WW-II era Nazi flag.

Even as I type these words, I keep trying to reassure myself that, perhaps, my unexpected visitor had merely been a friendly neighbor or some desperate to earn his/her commission, door-to-door salesperson, but…

Ever since the onset of the pandemic, such appearances have been trending in the range from rare to virtually non-existent.

Of course, considering how there still are 74,216,154 ignoraNuses (<— not a typo) out there, who had voted for Trump last Election Day; who still believe his flat out lies about voter fraud, how can I not worry that one of these buttheads had resorted to the clenched pounding fist approach to rebut my visual Op-Ed; the American Flag’s true blue statement.

And how do I know, with any certainty, that this angry entity won’t come back?

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Handing Out H2O is a Misdemeanor

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It’s bad enough to become an eyewitness to the despotic tactics of one Donald J. Trump; that fascistic, narcissistic, moronic, lunatic psychotic who, in a pathetic attempt to save face, tweeted and bleated flat out lies; i.e., made lame excuses to downplay his undeniable ballot box loss to Joe Biden.

Nope, there was no way in hell that he’d ever admit the truth, namely, that We the People, the voters of sound mind and body, absolutely would NEVER reward him for his monumental incompetence. To literally flesh out just one aspect of his ineptitude, it had been his do nothing approach to pandemic mitigation, which has, to date, resulted in nearly 539,000 needless stateside deaths; and still counting.

Even worse, post 2020 Election Day, just to further his lies, both he and his revolving door, gaggle of goons (alleged attorneys, all) had become guilty of perpetrating the very fraud they were attempting to prove; could never prove, simply because it had always been non-existent.

Indeed, no matter how hard they had attempted to turn the (figurative?) thumbscrews, no state level Secretaries of State / election officials; not even Trump’s very own, supposedly owned and operated crony adjudicators (all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court) would ever stoop so low as to collude with that absolute loser.

Worst of all, that tyrant still flat out refused to concede; going so far as to foment insurrection; deploy his private army of domestic terrorists to the U.S. Capitol; bark out his orders to go on a deadly and destructive rampage.

And so, here we find ourselves a mere four months later, post war zone Washington DC now a gated community; being routinely patrolled and protected by the National Guard. Present and now ex elected officials, inclusive of Trump’s own Vice President Mike Pence, all living in fear of further violence; perhaps facing down their own vigilante meted out death sentences?

As to be expected, none of this has actually, fully, blown over yet.

In order to respond… no strike that… in order to overreact to non-existent voter fraud, we now eyewitness rabid conservative, state level legislators, nationwide, authoring draconian voter suppression strategies for the express purpose of making it totally impossible for liberal and progressive candidates to ever, again, win an election.

Hell, they might as well just cut to the chase; ram thru one party rule; namely, declare it absolutely illegal to be anything other than a fascistic, narcissistic, moronic, lunatic, psychotic Republican.

Am I overreacting? I think not. Not when down in the state of Georgia, we become eyewitness to how voting is destined to become even more difficult, if not totally out of the question; particularly within communities of color.

The devil is in the details.

“Georgia House Bill 531, which passed in the Georgia General Assembly on Monday, would add a voter ID requirement for absentee ballots, limit the number and locations of early voting drop-off boxes, and reduce early voting days during the weekends prior to an election — including allowing just one Sunday to vote early. If passed into law, individuals could be charged with misdemeanor crime if they hand out food or drinks to voters standing in line on election days.” [read more here]

Truthout Journalist Chris Walker • March 4, 2021

I’ll now end with my own commentary, just as I did several blogs ago.

“Upon factoring in all the above societal and political concerns, I’m not sure I even want to slog thru any of this shit anymore.”

Long sigh. Methinks my blogging days will soon be over. Hence, I’ll simply cut to the chase. If any of my readers now wish to un-follow / visitors opt to vamoose, I’ll understand. I, too, feel like running and never looking back; as fast and as far away as is humanly possible; were there any actual haven to run to. Hmm, might heaven await?

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Nearly as Loose as Mother Goose?

Preface: Based on a popular English language Nursery Rhyme, my following revision is rooted in Donald J. Trump’s, latest “perfect phone call” where that little fusspot despot attempted and (fortunately) failed to strong arm Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger; i.e., persuade that state level official, a fellow Repubilcan, no less, to illegally muck up the vote tally to wrongfully deny President-Elect Joe Biden the Oval Office. While, most assuredly, there’s absolutely nothing pretty and principled re the (T)rump’s eye view of raw power, nonetheless, in a nutshell, the following rhyme sums up the Trumpster’s ‘tude this past weekend.

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Little Trump, flaccid,
Sat in panic room, placid
Feasting on his Fascist pie
He reached up his poop chute
Pulled out a coup d’état “cute”
And said, “What a good boy am I!”

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WTF Is Roger Stone Stoned On?

For starters, a reminder of who the headlined, questionable “man” in question really is:

“Roger Jason Stone (born Roger Joseph Stone Jr.; August 27, 1952) is an American conservative political consultant and lobbyist. In November 2019, subsequent to the Mueller report and Special Counsel investigation, he was convicted on seven felony counts, including witness tampering and lying to investigators. On February 20, 2020, he was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison. The sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump on July 10, 2020.”

Courtesy of Wikipedia [Read More Here]

One thing for sure, Stone’s background check instantly plunges his credibility down to absolute zero. WTF good is a convict who pretends to speak with conviction, anyway?

More specifically, Stone alleges that North Korean mariners had circumnavigated the western hemisphere to purportedly stuff a ballot box all the way up in the state of Maine, just to help Joe Biden win the White House!

My gawd, that’s so freakin’ absurd it’s downright, LOL ludicrous.

Why would North Korea ever screw over Trump? After all, Donny and Kim Jong Un supposedly ♥♥♥ “fell in love” ♥♥♥ because of Kim’s ♥♥♥ “beautiful letters.” ♥♥♥

Turning now to our featured clip, above and offsite, Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins presents his Geography lesson, in a manner so clever and amusing, it’s akin to a stand up comic’s routine; one that’s fully capable of bringing the house down during open mic night at a comedy club.

Of course, once our laughter subsides, what remains is the serious reality of Donald J. Trump’s anti-American régime, along with one key question:

WTF is Roger Stone stoned on?

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A Clearheaded Bird’s-Eye View

Mere moments ago, courtesy of a YouTube introduction, they opened my ears to SongBird, who has alighted on a branch that’s gently swaying in the winds of change. Thanks to the Interwebs, she is now omnipresent; perched outside ALL of our Windows.

For the benefit of all concerned souls, her joyous song, Let it Go, resolutely reassures us that there’s still hope for America; our home world.

Let’s all revel in her oh so delightful warbling, bask in her clearheaded message that refutes the temperamental Twittering Trump’s unTrue Tweets that he still rules the roost; rejoice in her tough love approach of informing Tweety that he must now [1] accept responsibility for all of his foul words and deeds, [2] concede he lost, [3] promptly molt his business suit, [4] test flap his political wings and [5] prepare to fly south for the winter where he must winter within his Mar-a-Lago gilded cage, forevermore.

Most assuredly, Tweety should feel damned lucky that, at least for the moment, he won’t be facing down the retribution that transcends the voters’ legally cast ballots, which have booted him out of his DC nest. Were justice to ever prevail, that li’l birdbrain would get ensnared in the legal system’s punishment, that is due him, for flagrantly flipping the bird at the laws of God and (wo)man.

Indeed, were fair play truly in play, it’d be high time for that birdbrain to become a jailbird; for dud orange Don to don orange duds!

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Lame Duck Donny / Sitting Duck USA

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The defeated, obdurate Donald J. Trump, at present, is holed up and hunkered down within the bowels of the White House.

By his very nature, he’s a despondent, despotic, mercurial, malignantly narcissistic, insufferable man-child. As such, he’s totally incapable of accepting the truth that the majority of the American electorate has FINALLY held him accountable for mucking up America, these past four years. Via our legally cast ballots we have booted his considerable butt out of office.

Were he a normal, gracious, honorable man, he’d have already behaved accordingly; starting with his concession speech; inclusive of his pledge to facilitate America’s transition to the duly elected Joe Biden administration.

Seeing how words such as “normal”, “gracious” and “honorable” are totally non-applicable, come January 20, 2021, it’d not be a shocker for us to eyewitnesses Secret Service guards promptly frogmarching the whole kit and kaboodle of these anti-American, subversive, trespasser Trumps and their sycophantic underlings off the premises and onto Pennsylvania Avenue. To be sure, here’s where Donny’s recently installed, non-scalable fencing could REALLY pay-off, big time!

But, getting back to the here and now, the anecdotal reports tell of Donny’s odd (very odd) assortment of family members, congressional cronies and propaganda ministers secretly attempting an intervention; all walking on eggshells; donning their kid gloves in an attempt to coax Mister High and Mighty, the keeper of the nuclear launch codes, no less, to [1] at present, dismount his high horse and [2] shortly after Biden takes his Oath of Office, remount and ride his high horse out of DC; hopefully to never return.

Alas, what remains unclear is whether or not the above-mentioned interventionists fully understand how, with each passing moment that they fail, they are also denying Biden access to the same, top secret, Presidential Daily Briefings, which Donny gets (and lets go in one ear and out the other). They are already mucking up the seamless transition of power and that’s not only irresponsible, it’s potentially dangerous, too.

Let’s not mince words. We are actually talking about National Security issues, which trump and transcend the Inauguration Day pomp and circumstance.

It’d not be melodramatic to point out that, in keeping his successor out of the loop, loopy Donald J. Trump, the lame duck, could easily make the United States of America a sitting duck.

Either inadvertently or intentionally (likely the latter), has-been Donny has been emboldening his wretched, overly ambitious, opportunistic, autocratic pals.

As I type and as you read these words, chump Trump’s chums, petty dictators all, could be plotting to seize upon the drunk (on power) and disorderly Donny’s disarray as a means to attack / cyberattack America. And, all the while, the soon-to-be ex-prez, too, is plotting; namely, his vengeance.

By Donald J. Trump’s very nature, he would think nothing of taking down America with him.

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Hint of Heaven on Eleven/Seven

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The American electorate has now spoken, we have been heard and, as of 11/07/2020, Joe Biden has become our President-Elect. I first heard this heartening news just prior to high noon; so did millions of my liberal / moderate compatriots, who instantly took to the streets to celebrate in fine style.

Don’t miss the “Fuck Donald Trump” clip ending chants, below.

I would’ve posted my own similar reactions sooner, but…

Let’s just say that I won’t rest easy until Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (at high noon) when Joe Biden utters these magic words…

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

U.S. Constitution • Article II • Section One • Clause 8

I won’t really believe America’s four… correction… four zillion… year long nightmare will be truly over until We the People witness Donald J. Trump board Marine One, for the very last time; watch him fly off into much deserved obscurity; hopefully, to never be heard from again.

Alas, the astounding damage, which his mucked up words and deeds did to FUBAR our nation / world could easily outlive him for countless generations.

Of course, based upon Donny’s current state of mind… correction… mindlessness… there IS the all too real possibility that he’ll flat out refuse to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Were that eventuality to play out?

Let’s check out how two folks frown upon that.

“As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”

Unnamed Biden Camp spokesperson

“The successor [Biden] could direct federal agents to forcibly remove Trump from the White House. Now a private citizen, Trump would no longer be immune from criminal prosecution, and could be arrested and charged with trespassing in the White House.”

Former US attorney Barbara McQuade

Above two quotes appeared in Washingtonian Journalist Rosa Cartagena’s November 6, 2020 article [Read More]

Needless to say, the next 74 days could afford Donny too damned many opportunities to unleash Twitterstorms; throw Trumper Tantrums; go ballistic; maybe even go nuclear ballistic.

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Hope for the best / Plan for the worst

For nearly four years, Donald J. Trump has successfully thwarted all Democrats’ and Independent Investigators’ best efforts to rein in his ongoing reign of terror.

As of late, he’s been [1] mucking up free, fair elections, [2] lawyering up to burn up the U.S. Constitution, [3] loading up his Supreme / Federal Court benches with suck-ups and [4] waking up his armed to the teeth, trigger-happy, domestic terrorist sleeper cells.

On numerous occasions, he has even declared that he won’t accept any Election Day outcome, other than one where he emerges victorious.

With all that in mind, I’m not the only one who is worried that, before November 2020 is even half over, Trump’s dual plot to overthrow our government and provoke Civil War could easily burn America down to the ground.

Folk’s (long sigh), there’s a whole new learning curve that I’ve yet to fully consider, let alone, master.

But, what I do suspect / expect, is that the America, that my compatriots and I have come to know and love, will soon wind up dead and buried.

Donny can and will solidify his choke-hold on power, by mucking up all modes of mass communication; Internet, radio / TV stations, cell phones and landlines. Hell, he could even sledgehammer the printing presses and crash the power grid, too.

And, sans the Net, my blogging days will be over.

With that in mind; I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for having shared your amazing, amusing and insightful content with me. I’d like to thank you, too, for your readership.

While I do intend to keep on posting for as long as I can, at this juncture, such a prospect is getting iffier by the second.

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And the Fly said, “HELP ME!”

To properly “unpack” the content from last night’s 90 minute long debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice Prez Mike Pence, it could easily exceed 90 minutes. Were that to happen, it’d also turn off you, the reader, who’s likely ISO thumbnail political analysis, STAT! Ergo, I’ll try to mitigate the word count.

Suffice to say, this debate left much to be desired.

For starters, I found it particularly irritating / infuriating how Harris got repeatedly interrupted by Pence, who had deemed it his undeserved, gender birthright to dominate both his opponent and moderator Susan Page.

Also, Harris had missed some key opportunities to more forcefully refute the always running off at the mouth, running overtime, evasive Pence, who was doing little more than regurgitating the paint-by-numbers, hackneyed and (damned near always) disingenuous Trumpian talking points.

To be fair to Harris, this liberated man fully understands how women are harshly and unduly criticized for the same level of assertiveness, which men are complimented for. No doubt, her awareness of this odious bias toned down her debating rhetoric and style.

Seeing how I’d be remiss not to cite at least one specific debating moment, let’s discuss how Pence had, point blank, challenged Harris to state whether or not, if empowered, the Biden Admin would stack the Supreme Court; i.e., via the addition of liberal judges.

Of course, Harris and Joe Biden have deemed it wise to avoid answering yes or no in such forums. Their rationale is sound due to the complexity of this issue. More to the point, it’s damned near impossible to shoehorn any meaningful dialogue into a debate format that’s hindered by time constraints and regimented questions ISO soundbite, catch phrase replies.

Ergo, Harris opted to pivot, instead; point out how the Trump Admin, itself, is all about stacking / loading up the Supreme and Circuit Courts with lifetime appointee ideologues.

Aside: We are talking about judicial hacks who are best described as arch-conservative, under-qualified and oft incompetent.

The Senator’s response was satisfactory, yet, a much better zinger could’ve gone along these lines:

Mr. Pence, tell me, tell all Americans, just how the 67 percent conservative Supreme Court bench, which both you and Donald J. Trump lust for, fairly represents / evenhandedly serves an America that’s ONLY 35 percent conservative?

Reminder: These are my words.

And if time permitted, Ms. Harris could’ve even pointed out that judges are not supposed to be wearing MAGA hats; or for that matter, brown shirts and white Klansman robes / hoods.

Even the fly, which had landed on Mike Pence’s snow white tresses could smell the stench; the white nationalist / Fascist state shit, which, just like a nasty COVID-19 plume, wafts all around the Trump / Pence camp.

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