The U.S. Extreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett, the U.S. Supreme Court judge… no, strike that… the U.S. Extreme Court judge, freshly installed by Mitch McConnell’s Republican dominated U.S. Senate, could sure use a refresher course re one of the most recognized, essential passages from the U.S. Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Founding Fathers • Bill of Rights • 1st Amendment • December 15, 1791

Barrett’s inability to recall the specific passage, re the people’s right “to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” was EITHER due to her anxiety OR her over-anxiousness to strike down that most fundamental of protections. Give her a listen.

One need not possess a sixth sense to know that puppeteer Donald J. Trump’s puppet will be adding her sixth voice to the majority opinion; her ruling that is certain to solidify her boss’s choke hold on civil liberties.

And, in the process, Amy Coney Barrett will be silencing Black Lives Matter protestors; as well as everybody else with legitimate grievances.

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The President of the United States of America!

Just to be perfectly clear, here…

My blog headline refers to President Barack Obama and ONLY President Barack Obama!

How great it is to, once again, hear from the Real President! His eloquence! His lucidity! His heady, heartfelt sentiments!

To best set up this clip…

Brian Tyler Cohen’s spot-on op-ed piece brilliantly juxtaposes clips of President Obama and the fake prez.

My brief op-ed…

DJT speaks of “flavor”? In actuality, “flavor” better describes that egomaniac’s (damned near always) in bad taste remarks. Remember, Cohen’s featured Trumpian extract is from a Coronavirus Task Force briefing… a governmental gathering that’s supposed to calm and reassure economically stricken and pandemic sickened people… to express heartfelt condolences to the hundreds of thousands of grieving families, worldwide.

When confronted by journalists’ questions… e.g. re campaign rallies… a Real President would’ve [1] graciously pointed out that this was not the venue to be discussing politics and [2] would’ve pointedly requested that all reporters stay focused on this ongoing, international crisis. Alas… that’s not what happened.

All I can add is…

Compare and contrast Obama’s compelling train of thought to Trump’s, insufferable, off the rails twaddle!

 

 

 

 

 

Karlan vs. Collins ~ Vid of the Day

Since I could not express myself more eloquently than Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan and political analyst Brian Tyler Cohen, via the above YouTube clip, I now yield my blogger’s dais to them both.

 

 

 

 

 

Cohen’s Counterpoint (Vid of the Day)

The manner in which wealth gets portrayed / prioritized is what oft gives prosperity its bad name.

While viewing the first minute of today’s clip… the Trumpian portion… consider the greed-driven commander-in-chief’s barren of meaningful thanks, Thanksgiving message to his troops (stationed at Afhanistan’s Bagram Airfield-BAF).

Those in his captive audience, who had been totally zoning out on his self-serving, soon-to-be 2020 TV campaign ad, had had the right idea.

However, just imagine how demoralized the soldiers, who had actually been paying attention, must’ve felt upon discovering how they’ve been putting their lives on the line ONLY for the sole, soulless purpose of fattening stock market portfolios… rather than preserving, protecting and defending American freedom.

Following Trump’s words we’ll be giving a listen to Brian Tyler Cohen’s spot on, well documented political / psychoanalysis.