Who’ll Be Minding the Store?

That Joe Biden is LESS CORRUPT than Donald Trump is not the issue.

That LESS CORRUPT would ever need to become the qualifying words, IS the issue!

There is no getting around the truth that Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, benefited, financially due to nepotism… by snagging his $600,000-a-year job on the board of Burisma Holdings. And that does beg some questions…

How could We the People ever entrust a President Biden to drain the Trumpian, overflowing DC swamp, when Joe failed to advise his own son to reject that job offer? Whatever happened to leading by example?

And that makes Joe a POTUS wannabe with a BIG problem. Let’s say he wins the Democratic Party nomination and goes head to head with Donald J. Trump. True, Trump has no head, but since bloggers, everywhere, have already discussed this ad nauseam, why say more?

Anyway, throughout the entire 2020 campaign, Donny (no stranger, himself, to allowing nepotism to benefit his own brood), ironically, will be successfully hammering in his talking point that Joe is soft on nepotism / corruption… that he reeks of it. The voters will catch a whiff of Biden’s stench and even vote for the far stronger stench of Trump, instead (go figure, huh?).

While I’d still have to oust Trump by voting for Biden (sorry… that’s a regrettable fact of life with a two party system), prior to marking my ballot, I’d either need to spray the voting booth with Febreze™ or bring a clothespin for my nose. One would think that to encourage a bigger voter turnout, our local election officials would supply both products.

So, do the Democratic Party big shots actually believe Biden to be the candidate most likely to succeed? If he’s the best man they can trot out, why not simply tell Joe to deliver his Election Night concession speech, right now, and get it over with?

No folks, most assuredly, I have not defected to become a Trumpian blowhole. I’m just being brutally honest, here, because we need to reject Biden while we still have time to nominate a far superior, hopefully progressive, (wo)man.

Look, even were Biden to get elected, unless he could snag up to eight long years of Democratic majorities in both the Senate and House, he’d wind up facing down his immediate impeachment / conviction / ouster, “courtesy” of his savagely vindictive, Republican foes. And he’d have no one else to blame but himself.

To regain some respectability, it might serve Biden well to [1] “crash” Trump’s Impeachment Trial, [2] admit nepotism is wrong, [3] deliver a stump speech that’d also expose Trump’s own corruption AND [4] challenge Trump to show up / fess up, too. Hell, figuratively speaking, Joe could probably mop the entire U.S. Senate’s filthy floor with Trump’s mangy mane.

Let’s now Fast Forward to Election Day 2020. It’ll likely be Biden vs. Trump. And whoever wins, the people will lose… namely… because Trump helps nobody but himself and, once the newly empowered Republican majorities within the House and Senate impeach, convict and oust Biden his VP turned President will be left cowering in the corner… even though that’d be impossible in a oval shaped room.

Indeed, be the victor Biden or Trump, nobody will be minding the store to effectively cope with a slew of national / worldly problems… namely… Vladimir Putin’s land grabs, a destabilized Middle East / North Korea, nuclear proliferation, foreign and domestic terrorism, unholy holy wars, domestic gun violence, a wealthy folks driven class war, corrupt Wall Street / business practices, non-living wages, racial / gender inequality, drug / opioid abuse, an ailing / aging populace and, last but not least, climate change that, left unchecked, will render Earth uninhabitable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fortune Cookie Blog (strong leaders)

 

The leader with strong, chronic character flaws can be the pits.
Metaphorically speaking, his ‘tude oft reeks of strong, offensive
body odor. If this issue doesn’t readily go out the window, then
parted voting booth curtains may be our only source of fresh air.

 

 

 

 

 

Heads and Hearts of Stone

 

For the record, I fully realize there are millions of Caucasians, residing all across America’s Deep South, who are as appalled by racism as I am. This blog is not about you and me. But do read on anyway…

If you’re like me, you feel ashamed of America every time we catch even the slightest whiff of racism. And especially during this bigoted, #45 era, what’s been wafting up out of the Deep South amounts to a fierce stench that even a zillion gallons of Febreze™ could never combat.

It’s mindboggling that, in the 21st century, we find rebels out there… way out there… who are still fighting the Civil War of the 19th century. How so? By attempting to repackage their rebelliousness… spinning it as a preservation of their “southern heritage”.

But, no matter how hard they try to giftwrap and tie a pretty little bow around it, their brand of “southern heritage” is synonymous to flat-out bigotry… equivalent to a sky-high, crawling with maggots, pile of festering, fetid fecal matter.

Before I further excavate the specifics out from under this deep dung heap, let’s take a few seconds to don our gas masks and/or Hazmat suits… I’d strongly recommend the latter. 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… 0…

OK, everybody ready now? Let’s rev up our backhoes…

Racists have been going into apoplectic fits because many enlightened, levelheaded local governments have been ordering their Deep South communities purged of specific statuary… i.e., chiseled monuments that glorify the misfits, rebels, malcontents and combatants, who, in support of the Confederate States of America, had felt compelled to lash out against human decency.

The work crews in charge of removing these standing for stupidity, stone statues have actually found it imperative they don bulletproof vests and masks while working under the cloak of darkness… while under the protective wing of heavily armed police officers. Any independent contractors toiling away at these worksites have actually felt compelled to mask all identifying company logos on their trucks and equipment… just to avoid potential, future, retaliatory attacks.

To distill this down, what we have here are the descendants of slave owners pitted against the descendants of slaves. And, the former demographic is EITHER oblivious to the fact that their preservation of “southern heritage” smacks of racial intimidation OR said intimidation is a willful, concerted effort on their part… to make damned sure nobody ever forgets that the Civil War still rages on… that these rebels totally get off on their fond memories of brutal, deadly, full blown, chains clanging, whips cracking slavery.

So, are they calling for an immediate reinstatement of such subjugation? Only they know for sure.

Now… just for the sake of discussion… let’s classify the attitude of these rebels as an extreme case of misguided hero worship / mindlessness… not maliciousness. Might it be possible to dissuade them from their “southern heritage” preservation movement were we to ask them…

How would you feel if someone chose to preserve the memory of 9/11 within communities all across America… by erecting statues of the nineteen, 9/11 hijackers?

Would it be ill advised for any of us to hold our breath while awaiting any of them to wise up?

Probably so… considering how far, Far, FAR too many of them are afflicted with the full blown disease known as racism… it’s symptomology:

Heads and Hearts of Stone.

Hmm… all things considered… it’d appear that those stone statues really do preserve the rebels’ specific strain of bastardized, odious, old-time “southern heritage“.