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President Joe Biden is gambling that trotting out his 2020 Boogeyman Trump Gambit can work wonders in snagging him the very second term that he, originally, claimed he’d not be seeking; can also smokescreen his chronically abysmal, job approval ratings; perhaps, even induce a bad case of political amnesia re his baffling, bizarre propensity for foolishly, flagrantly breaking campaign promises.

Granted, the man has been rendered dysfunctional, discourtesy of a recalcitrant, politically emasculating U.S. Senate, BUT, his resorting to the ballsy issuance of Executive Orders (to legally circumvent his foes) could also work wonders. As for why he opts not to make his pen mightier than their legislative sword? Well, I suppose you’d have to ask him.

From the Buyers’ Remorse Department: I personally find Daddy Joe treating me like a child; his resorting to fear inculcating, manipulative mind games both abusive and insulting.

So long as we’re on the subject of trepidation, what Daddy Dearest is failing to fear, personally, is the following, likely, fearsome Election Day 2024 outcome; i.e., IF he insists on going the tired, tried and untrue, Trump / Biden rematch route…

  • Donald Dunce will, once again, wind up an Electoral College “graduate”
  • Not because he’d ever impress the Dems, progressives and indie voters
  • Nope, that’ll be due to duly disillusioned, PO’d citizens not voting at all
  • Despot Donny’s Democracy Demolishing Dynasty will be a Done Deal

And that’s honesty, not hyperbole. Considering Tyrant-O-Saurus Rex‘s January 6th attempted coup in 2021, what adult in the room would actually expect term limits to ever Oval Office oust him, come January 20th in 2029?

ALAS, blind ambition has been blinding Biden to how much he’s been utterly failing to electrify the electorate; so much so that We the People, of late, have been (justifiably so), characterizing the Trump v. Biden rematch, thusly:

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Donald v. Joe

Grumbler v. Bumbler
Reckless v. Feckless
Insolent v. Indolent
Grumpy v. Chumpy

Scrooge v. Stooge
Scrappy v. Crappy
Insanity v. Inanity
Drastic v. Spastic

Brawny v. Yawny
Creepy v. Sleepy
Goring v. Boring
Fucker v. Sucker

Holder v. Folder
Craver v. Caver
Grifter v. Drifter
Asshole v. Vole

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Be humans Vaxxed OR Unvaxxed, We
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crazy contagious coronavirus which,
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available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

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Contempt and Heartache

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No lexicon’s words yet exist to fully express decent folks’ contempt for Vladimir Putin and his unwarranted Ukraine invasion; our heartache re the consequent, indefensible human suffering and slaughter.

After all, we are discussing our decent, deeply rooted feelings; right down to our very DNA.

Ditto our lexicon’s limitations, re a sufficiently powerful word to articulate our revulsion re Putin’s protégé, strange bedfellow Donald J. Trump, who, of late, has been publicly, verbally praising / orally pleasuring Big Bad Vlad (e.g., branding that Russian a “genius” / his Ukraine aggression “wonderful”).

C’mon Donny, can’t you two at least scare up a couple bucks to get a room? Yes? No? / Da? Nyet? / да? нет?

Well, “No” is how it’s been playing out, seeing how Donny recently brain farted on/in the air during Laura Ingraham’s Fox network show; “passed” his utterly imbecilic belief that the United States had launched the invasion of Ukraine.

My gawd, folks, even the mildly politically engaged, civilian bystanders are aware that, so far, U.S. involvement has been sharing the military’s “war toys” with Ukraine. Other than that, President Joe Biden’s tactics have been limited to economic; i.e., aid to Ukraine / sanctions against Russia.

That Trump would be EITHER unschooled re OR, worse yet, unable to grasp these Ukraine 101 Fundamentals is truly scary; we are speaking of the very mucker who was fake prez from 2017-21; who WILL BECOME fake prez, anew, from 2025 onward. Forgive the end of term ambiguity. Factoring in DJT’s fascistic traits, does anyone actually believe that, once reinstalled, he’ll ever consent to a transition of power (while he’s still above soil)?

However, to return to the recent past, once Donny’s initial “flatulence” had dissipated within Ingraham’s “latrine”… well… let’s just say that his consonant and vowel movement was not over by a long shot; i.e., when he began “pooping out” his claim that, were he still calling all the shots, Putin would’ve never attacked Ukraine.

  • To say the least… such a self-assessment is little more than ludicrous self-aggrandizement.
  • To say more… considering Trump’s awe for all things totalitarian, had his January 6, 2021 coup d’état successfully stripped the presidency from Biden, would it shock anyone to witness him, presently deploying U.S. troops to prop up Putin’s malevolent, topple Ukraine plot?
  • If for no other reason… Trump would go to war (provoke WW-III) because he has never forgotten how his infamous, 07/25/2019, quid pro quo, “perfect phone call”, failed to shake down Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky; strong-arm him into digging up fake dirt to politically bury Joe and Hunter Biden.

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Old Genesis Begets Odd Genesis?

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Since January 1960, one dozen men have taken the Presidential Oath of Office and, once ensconced within the White House, they’ve all unpacked plenty of baggage; the type not necessarily quantifiable by calipers and scales.

Yep, character flaws did surface, ranging from Ho-Hum harmless to OMG grotesque. And owing to this phenomenon, far too often their work output suffered. Even the best intentioned of them (e.g. John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama) found it tough to advance agendas designed to work towards the betterment of society.

With each successive (oft regressive) regime change came the accompanying, ever lengthening laundry list of woes as will soon become evident below.

As a student, whose public school and college education heavily focused on higher mathematics and the sciences, I could not help but notice how, with each successive line of typed text, there was a resultant curve effect; reminiscent of plotted data on the graph’s X and Y axes; it’s downward slope eerily similar of those frequently accompanying studies that map out sociopolitical / socioeconomic ruin.

BTW, while this curve does “plot out” well on my homepage, as of my posting time, it’s uncertain that it’ll appear similarly offsite. Anyway, a mere “homeward bound” click can easily remedy whatever issues that may arise. That said, check this out…

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Friday, Nov 22, 1963’s Kennedy assassination begat
Johnson’s insincere Kennedy impression, which begat
Nixon’s Watergate burglary/coverup scandal, which begat
Ford’s asinine, unpardonable pardon of Nixon, which begat
Carter’s well-meaning yet yawner administration, which begat
Reagan’s casteism, union busting, trickle down plot, which begat
Bush’s aping Reagan and sustaining his dense policies, which begat
Clinton’s adultery/satyriasis driven Lewinsky sex scandal, which begat
Bush’s 9/11 that begat 1984, two wars, torture and econ ruin, which begat
Obama’s rivals roadblocking his tries to birth believable change, which begat
Trump’s racism, sexism, covid bungling, tanked economy, & coup, which begat
Biden’s goals to end gridlock/covid-19; rebuild USA & go green; if unmet, to beget
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Afghanistan: All W’s Fault!

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Near zero interest re my recent post, Dubya Owns the Afghanistan Debacle, comes as no shocker on (at least) three counts.

  • Such unflattering, honest critiques PO history’s revisionists/propagandists.
  • Saddening/maddening warfare never delivers a feel good buzz to readers.
  • Readers rarely find the time to pour over any post with an 863 word count.

Nonetheless, humankind must always understand the perils of empowering errant leaders; especially the sort who remain unaware and/or unyielding and/or unrepentant.

And, while those first two bullet pointed items cannot be readily dealt with, I can rein in my verbosity, thusly…

George W. Bush didn’t take seriously, his 08/06/2001 Presidential Daily Briefing, ominously titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US”. Had he been more attentive re that report’s five weeks in advance, dire warning of hijackings, he’d have heightened airport / airliner security. Alas, he did nothing.

Consequently, the 9/11 attacks went down and W got caught with his Commander-In-Chief pants down.

Job #1 for W’s image makeover consultants became erecting a smokescreen to cover his sorry ass. He’d provoke a distracting, needless, vengeance seeking war against Afghanistan; all on the pretext of “smoking out” Osama bin Laden.

  • In essence, the Afghans had become W’s pawns.
  • The Afghanistan War never brought ObL to justice.
  • Eventually, Operation Neptune Spear succeeded where W had failed.

Conclusion: War criminal George W. Bush is solely responsible for mucking up Afghanistan for mere political gain. He is totally culpable for the needless oceans of hemorrhaging red blood and red ink.

History can only fault his successors, Barack Obama and Donald J. Trump, for not ending that godforsaken, genocidal, $2 Trillion debacle sooner.

President Biden must be commended, never condemned, for finally making the gutsy move to end America’s longest war. At the very least, he must warmly welcome the fleeing Afghan refugees into our American family.

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Checking Mercy at the Front Door?

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Here, on the www, my a.k.a.s, past and present, have, more or less, relied on wordplay; e.g., Cussin’ Itt, Wholly Moses, TrueBlueBloggerTom and CommonSenseTom.

Back in the real world, matters have proven more utilitarian e.g., Tommy, Tomaso and Thomas; or if I somehow managed to PO somebody, Tom-Ass.

Yet, at no point during my stint on Earth has human biology ever required any of the generic monikers: dada, daddy, dad, pop, pa, papa and my old man.

Briefly stated, opting out of parenthood stems from my lifelong contention that, from an ideological, environmental and financial standpoint, our world has rarely, if ever, been family friendly. And current events have only served to intensify such sentiments.

Do stay with me, there really is a point to this post.

During today’s airing of the public radio discussion program, 1A, (an abbreviated nod to the First Amendment which, in part, grants us free speech and press rights) the first hour’s topic was titled:

What’s Happening To Migrant Children At The Southern Border

As host Jenn White and her guests Dulce Garcia, Leah Chavla and Caitlin Dickerson delved deeply into the major issues, an incidental point surfaced, namely, that the staffs of Border Protection Facilities are not sufficiently trained to deal with the influx of migrant children; i.e., meet their basic needs.

Whoa!

You mean to tell me that these government hired hands find it utterly impossible to draw on what one would expect to be DNA hardwired into us; namely, compassion, humaneness, kindness, consideration, understanding, sympathy, tolerance; leniency, mercy, pity, tenderness; benevolence, charity, goodness, magnanimity?

Or worse yet, these dudes and dudettes check such human / humane attributes upon front door ingress to the workplace? Or worse yet, once they “punch in”, these kids become their punching bags?

My God, even during my limited experiences with temporary fatherhood (e.g. once becoming the designated babysitteer during an impromptu family reunion and once yelling out, “WATCH OUT” to attract the attention of a distant, distracted mother, whose youngster was about to dart into traffic), I found parenting to be second nature.

What might that say about the Border Facility workers, who cannot tap into what is (or should be) instinctive behavior? All of this does beg the follow up question: How do they treat their own children?

Jenn White must explore this story much further (and likely will). Perhaps the working title should be:

Are Border Protection Facilities Still Checking Mercy at the Front Door?

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How Spring 2020 Could’ve Played Out

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I still cannot wrap my mind around whiny, crybaby Donald J. Trump’s shameful, nuh-uh-I-didn’t-do-it finger-pointing re the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

I mean, does he not brand himself a Republican? Do not Republicans brand themselves as the political party of personal responsibility?

Damn it, it really MATTERS NOT where Corona-V came from. Once it began its worldwide rampage, no ifs, ands and buts, this became Donny’s responsibility. Hell that became the responsibility of every leader who could still muster two brain cells to rub together.

Trump should’ve parked his golf cart, switched off his wide screen boob tube, pried his fat Fascist fanny off the couch, opted to take his junk food intravenously and, last but not least, made Pandemic Management his Job #1.

Oh, on second thought, factoring in how he was (still is) chronically thoughtless, he didn’t even need to make those above-mentioned “personal sacrifices”. Nope, not at all! Hell, all he had to do was prove his boastful claim that he’s a savvy businessman who knows how to find the perfect talent to get ‘er done.

Indeed, he could’ve delegated the entire Corona-V containment project to a real man such as Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Just imagine. Had the good doctor shut down America entirely, oh, say, eliminate everyone’s need to go shopping by having National Guard service (wo)men home delivering groceries, supplies and prescription meds; had Trump asked Congress to fund everyone’s rent / mortgage payments, well…

I honestly, earnestly believe that, within a couple of months, tops, even sans any Covid-19 vaccines, at all, Corona-V could’ve been stopped dead in its tracks.

At that juncture, just to be on the safe side, Fauci could’ve “sold” mask wearing to the emerging out of quarantine citizenry; deemed donning this essential medical equipment to be everyone’s moral and civic duty.

Even better, once the other world leaders deemed Fauci their roll model, they, too, could’ve put an early end to their own homelands’ human suffering and death.

Imagine how humanity, united, could’ve saved, perhaps, up to 98 percent of the nearly three million known souls lost, globally; how we could’ve reclaimed our world by early spring 2020.

Epilogue: While I still would’ve voted for Joe Biden, last November, had Trump gone strutting up and down the campaign trail crowing about being the Corona-V conquering hero, he’d have likely wound up conquering his political rival, too.

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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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New Year’s Day “Vacay”

Those of us who blog about… correction… obsess over the state and fate of our homeland and world, in a sense, are akin to caregivers who foster the well-being of an ailing and/or aged family member.

Re either job description, I’m speaking from firsthand experience.

Re either occupation, an occasional respite is advisable. And that’s how I spent my New Year’s Day and the better part of the 2nd.

Even tho the time off did me a world of good, IT had to happen; that IT being the return to reality, namely:

  • Donald J. Trump STILL remains utterly clueless re the myriad of reasons for 81 Million voters opting to say, “You’re FIRED!”; to e.g. just one, his willfully mucking up containment of the deadly coronavirus. I mean, did he really, Really, REALLY expect us to reward him for the (so far) 358,000 people who have needlessly died on HIS watch? My God, this has been averaging 3,000 souls per diem; the equivalent of one 9/11 attack every 24 hours!
  • Trump’s delusional allegation of widespread voter fraud STILL remains unsubstantiated because such corruption only exists within his bloated with corruption head. Even his three Supreme Court Justice appointees (Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett), who he thought he owned, have repeatedly refused to aid and abet HIS repeated attempts to disenfranchise 81 Million voters; HIS subversion of Democracy; HIS treason!
  • Disheartening, too, is how the 74 million voters who failed to re-empower Trump, are STILL in ferocious denial; so much so that these oft armed to the teeth anarchists / would-be terrorists, actually buy into HIS plot to overstay his January 20, 2021 eviction notice; HIS intent to torch our Constitution; HIS goal to burn America down to the ground.
  • As if this weren’t all bad enough already, there’s THAT foul attitude where an inordinate number of my compatriots STILL cannot even begin to fathom ever doing anything for the greater good of humankind; not even simply masking up to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They actually believe everything can remain in that bygone “business as usual” mode; even during a freakin’ deadly pandemic, no less.

Seeing how it’d be ill-timed and ill-advised to let down one’s guard under dire circumstances, such as these, I won’t be scheduling any additional respites anytime soon.

Not knowing, precisely, how all of the above-mentioned, interacting current events will be ending, I’ll now be abruptly ending this post thusly:

The End (!) (?)

As for which of those two punctuation marks will be applicable?

Alas, that’s still TBA.

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Not worth a plug nickel?

Right from the pandemic get-go, anyone whose mind is rooted in science / logic, could, in a heartbeat, sense the worst was yet to come. After all, the very novelty of Corona-V had sent our epidemiologists into OJT mode; the ideologues / Führers into a CYA furor; the propagandists into (what else?) their bury the truth spin.

And being eyewitness to THAT had rendered me doubtful that humanity could even survive the year.

Such a sense of doom doth walk hand in (small) hand with the likes of my totally unlikable homeland’s IN TITLE ONLY, leader, one Donald J. Trump. At least publicly, that has-been has been the inveterate science denier, while, in private, he can easily morph into the not so nutty professor.

My gawd, we actually got to earwitness astounding, taped phone confabs where the lucid(?) Trump was actually “schooling” the already schooled journalist and author Bob Woodward. The very fact that Oval Office occupant has known, all along, how ferociously contagious and deadly Corona-V is, only makes his conduct all the more incomprehensible and reprehensible.

One certainty, here, when one’s leader doesn’t give a shit about the people he swore (on the Holy Bible) he’d protect and defend, I began to reevaluate my life / chances; distill that down to these five words:

Not worth a plug nickel.

Another certainty, I owe my very survival / making it to this New Year’s Eve to my own pandemic take charge ‘tude; my common sense, insightful conclusion that nearly everything that Trump utters, mutters, bleats and Tweets (or has yet to do so) can be regarded as absolute BULLSHIT!

Yet, in spite of all that, we mustn’t overlook the ever-increasing rays of hope; namely the vaccines and the likes of the likeable, rooted in science / logic of Dr. Anthony Fauci, his learned colleagues and the soon to be sworn in, intellectually curious, responsible, honorable American President, one Joe Biden.

Oh, there’s one more ray of hope, too.

My being a numistmatist, for nearly sixty years, my eyes widened, instinctively, two scant days ago, when the supermarket cashier handed over my change. You see, the Thomas Jefferson nickel had a very special struck date on its obverse side.

Right next to the word “Liberty” was / is the year of my birth.

My newfound, treasured keepsake has managed to liberate me; has served to cancel out my early-on, erroneous, premature, “not worth a plug nickel”, not so brilliant deduction.

While this far from mint condition 5¢ coin, which has been in circulation for as long as I have, would not fetch me more than 10¢ from a coin dealer (who’d have little, if any, interest in buying it), nonetheless, in my mind, it IS priceless and not, repeat, NOT for sale!

I view receiving it to be a good omen and, for the rest of humanity, a harbinger of 2021’s better days to come.

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