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Reality bites – Jan. 2020

And so we come to a day or two of “Question Time” or something during the third ever “impeachment trial,” in this case of “President” Donald John Trump, when the issue of “calling witnesses” may have spun beyond Senate Majority Leader Mitch “Dick Turtle” McConnell’s control, at least for the moment. Although, I tend to believe (1) there won’t be any witnesses called and (2) the impeachment “trial” will be promptly terminated by a majority vote entirely along party lines, because (3) we aren’t remotely a “democratic” country (if we ever were). So I thought this would be a pretty...

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Age of Majority

It seems fitting that my first post of the new decade will be GTMO related. For those who still care (which I hope is you), today marks 18 years since the opening of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, still home to forty men (some of whom were captured as boys). All Muslim. All foreign nationals. As usual, there will be a protest across the street from the White House. God willing, I will be there, as I have for the past several years. Andy will be there; hopefully, the Stately DogMobile will do the job along the various...

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Party like it’s 1979

As I am writing this, late afternoon New Year’s Eve, I understand that various Iraqi militias allegedly linked to Iran have stormed the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, a $750 million behemoth. I understand that embassy personnel are trapped in a so called safe room there, and 100 US Marines are on their way. The President used the occasion of this crisis (which he caused through ill advised bombings of these militias in the first place and his withdrawal from Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran for no reason other than Obama is Black) to send hateful tweets about Joe Biden,...

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Could it be Festivus again?

Yes, yes, 23 December only comes once a year, friends. Don’t know what to say. In what I will just call incredibly irony, the President lashes out at the evils of… windmills. Apparently, you would go to jail for killing a bald eagle, whereas windmills kill billions of them. There is definitely the possibility of a Captain Queeg thing going on with the President, as impeachment takes its toll on him as his own supporters’ insistence on a sham trial designed to acquit him as opposed to an actual trial designed to acquit him seems to be taking him to…...

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History?

The House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against Chancellor Drumpf. Reichsfuhrer McConnell has vowed to rig the proceedings to ensure.an acquittal. This will permit Democrats to resume bashing Senator Warren for suggesting that Medicare for all is possible without a massive tax increase. In other words, happy Friday the 13th.

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AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM- it’s ON!

I am pleased to announce that Donald J. Putin on American Exceptionalism: It’s Not You, It’s Just America Being America is now available for pre-order on Amazon, per that link. Release date for the kindle version is Hillary’s birthday (and mine)– Saturday, 26 October. I hope to have the paperback ready to go by next week– but just a different set of logistics. I promised you all a literary project- or even more than one- at the beginning of the year, and by God, here it is. (Yes, that means that I am ghost-writing for my friend, Donald J. Putin....

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Better late than never

I am five days late in noting what is now the 18th anniversary of this blog. At this point, it is safe to say I am keeping it up as much out of habit as anything else, what with the more or less once a month posting pattern ever since my “friend” Donald J. Putin began kicking ass and taking names on Twitter. One feature of this blog has been my occasional reporting on my efforts at distance running. At 56 years old, it is likely that my fastest days (which were never fast) are well behind me. As such,...

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Happy 9-11

Ordinarily I love to rant on this date, and would have done so earlier in the day. My earlier technical problems (a firewall at my IP address) have been helpfully resolved by my hosting company, and so we are back! Boo ya! I have My friend Donald J. Putin has a lengthy diatribe over on twitter, which is lengthy by twitter standards but not by those of this blog. Bottom line, it has been 18 years since 9-11. The damned World Trade Center twin towers were only open for 28 years. And yet, once the next ten years come and...

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Summer of hate

It is a truism that the sort of mass shootings that other nations will put up with perhaps once ever are an accepted daily fact of life in the USA (we are a really large country and by and large, rich and important people tend not to be involved in the mass shootings), and hence, last weekends near simultaneous massacres at an El Paso, Texas Walmart (leaving 22 people dead) and in downtown Dayton, Ohio (leaving 9 people dead) come at an interesting time, since it is widely believed that the, ahem, President’s racist rhetoric inspired “stochastic terrorism,” and encouraged...

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