Where are the matches?

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“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

Here is what happened last week, the President of the United States, a man who has over 30 known sexual assault allegations against him. A man who has paid off countless women for their silence about their sexual relationship with him. A man who was recorded describing how he personally assaults women, had his pick for the Supreme Court who is also accused, by multiple women, of sexual assault confirmed and sworn-in for the rest of his life as a Judge on the Supreme Court. And your Republican representatives allowed it to happen. Allowed a man who uses power to abuse women to place a man on the highest court in land who also abuses women. That’s what the GOP did. That’s what the Republican’s allowed to happen last week.

Now, you have to ask yourself, what are you going to do about it? It’s time to take this country back. If we have to burn it down to get rid of the hate and corruption then hand me the matches.

“You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law – not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!” – Donald Trump 

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I liked beer. I still like beer. Sometimes I had too many beers.

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“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell”― Carl Sandburg (on behalf of Lindsey Graham)

I like beer. Sometimes I have too many beers. But the one thing I am not nor have I ever been is a mean, aggressive or blackout drunk. I know what one of those looks likes. I can smell a mean drunk from a mile away and Brett Kavanaugh is the poster child of a mean drunk.

I don’t give a shit what you think about the “process”. The bottom line is simply this Kavanaugh’s pompous, white privileged ass has NO business being on the Supreme Court.

Sure, it might seem like a waste of time, hell my Senator is Lindsey Graham and his phone has been busy for 24 hours, but call your Senators. Tell them to vote NO on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Do it today!

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Thank you Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

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“Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him. His testimony was powerful, honest, and riveting. Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist. The Senate must vote!” – Trump tweet 9-27-18

What I learned today;

  1. We, this country, will never be able to repay Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for what she has been through today and the courage she has displayed.
  2. It is time to end the political rule of this country by old, rich, white men.
  3. Based on some of the comments I have read from many of Trump’s die-hard, Fox News watching, Deplorable base my hope is this; a) that their mothers, wives and daughters are never subjected to the abuse Dr. Ford has endured and b) for every one of them that sent Dr. Ford a threatening messages or wrote something disparaging about her on Twitter or Facebook that they die a slow and agonizing death….soon.
  4. Trump is a worthless piece of shit.
  5. Senator Chuck Grassley is a worthless piece of shit.
  6. Senator Lindsey Graham is a worthless piece of shit.
  7. Senator Orrin Hatch is a worthless piece of shit.
  8. A blind, deaf, mute, cretin, with an IQ of 8.97 should be able to discern that Brett Kavanaugh is also a worthless piece of shit (are you beginning to see a trend here?). The only two reasons Trump and the GOP are still shoving him down our throats is his willingness to save Trump from impeachment and his deciding vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  9. If you need an attorney ask them first if they are affiliated with the The Federalist Society and if they are hire someone else.
  10. It is time for the Democrats to adopt Steve Bannon’s strategy of going for “the head wound”. Trump declared war on the Democrats day one and continues to do so every single day. Fuck them. No more pillow fights, head wounds. Let’s put the GOP out of its misery in November. If you don’t vote then don’t bitch.
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Fairy-tales and lies

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It was the moment that I knew I could no longer believe in fairy-tales.

For almost ten years I had participated in a men’s bible study every Friday morning. We met in a conservative church with a great cook. This lady made the best sausage gravy I have ever poured over two buttermilk biscuits.

This group was composed of people who I knew, 12-15 white, middle to upper income guys, all much more conservative than I was. Mostly I attended for the camaraderie, the possibility of deepening my faith, and a wonderful breakfast. But something had happened in my life, an event that changed the trajectory of not only my personal life but my business life and my standing in the community. This “something” forced me to move in a different direction. It wasn’t what I had planned on. It wasn’t something I was happy about it and it wasn’t something I had any control over. This “something” also removed the scales I had on my eyes, scales that prevented me from seeing the suffering and injustice in this world and my community.

This particular Friday morning began as it normally did, get in line, get some good eats and shoot the shit before we opened our Bibles and started our lesson. Hugh, in between bites, mentioned that he had read an article, a “scientific” article he made sure to emphasize, about the discovery of Noah’s Ark. As Hugh told it, these scientist had found Noah’s Ark buried on top of a mountain (Mount Ararat) in Turkey. Now, in truth, what Hugh read was an article about some Evangelical Christian explorers, not scientist, finding some debris and proclaiming the discovery to be Noah’s Ark. Basically a “what else could it be” eureka moment.

I listened quietly as Hugh rambled on, and on about how momentous this finding was for Christians. In his mind, this discovery proved that everything contained in the Bible was real and authentic even adding this caveat, if dinosaurs did exist they would have been listed in the Bible. That was the statement that put me over the edge.

I hoped what I was getting ready to tell Hugh would at least be agreed upon by one or two of my other friends around the table. I discovered later it wasn’t. I asked Hugh did he really believe that a 500-year-old man and his sons, with no power tools could build a boat big enough to accommodate seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth”?

I continued that the “story” about Noah wasn’t about him building an Ark, it was a story about faithfulness and trust. The Ark, the animals, and the flood just made it an exciting, and riveting story to tell around the camp fire 3,000 years or so ago. Think about it, I told the silent group, there were no books, pictures or movies back then. People told stories and the more embellished the easier it was to remember and pass down to other generations.

I remember looking around the table at that point seeking a reassuring face and found none. Finally Hugh spoke up, “So I suppose Jonah and the Whale is just a story too”? My answer to this question would end my ten-year long membership in the Friday morning Men’s Bible Study, “Yes” I said, “the same thing”.

Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to have any kind of rational discussion with a Deplorable or Evangelical? Fairy-tales versus reality. Trump and Fox News spoon fed the “base” fairy-tales and lies. Here is a recent example, hell it happened just yesterday during Trump’s UN speech. Trump claimed or “lied” that his boasting about what an amazing job he is doing was meant to get a few chuckles. Trump; “Oh it was great. Well that was meant to get some laughter, but it was great.” And Fox News broadcast an edited, “fairy-tale” version of Trumps speech eliminating all of the laughter.

Now, if you only watch Fox you would have missed these headlines;

 Trump’s Speech at the UN Triggers Laughter—and Disbelief

World leaders laugh at Donald Trump’s UN speech

UN Laughs at Trump for Boasting During Assembly Speech

Why? Because these headlines don’t, can’t and won’t perpetrate the Donald Trump, Fox News fairy-tale. Trump gave his “base” their out if confronted by someone like me, “The world laughed at your President” I might say. No, they will respond, “it was meant to get some laughter.” 

Yesterday, Ms. Suze commented that she thought I handled a back and forth with one of Trumps sanctimonious, self-righteous Evangelicals better than she would have. I told Ms. Suze that I have found that logic frustrates the shit out of these people. We all need to remember that these are the same folks that believe in a big boat with every animal in the world on it and a guy that lived in the belly of a big fish. Going toe to toe with most of them really isn’t a fair fight. Typically what you end up with is a parting shot like I got yesterday; “you are so tiresome. You say the same thing over and over yet say nothing at all.”

I am going to keep saying “nothing at all”. Some of you may get tired of it and I am sorry. I wish I could go back to writing about Buddha, waterfalls, rainbows and moonbeams but I can’t and I won’t until we neuter the lying piece of shit that occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. And for all of you holier-than-thou, hypocritical Evangelicals and Deplorables, come at me. Attempt to show me how smart you are, how right you are. I am waiting. We are all waiting.

 

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We aren’t laughing with you, we are laughing at you….

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From Politico Magazine;

Trump bragged about his presidency and world leaders laughed

World leaders laughed Tuesday after President Donald Trump said in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly that his administration had accomplished more than any other in American history.

“In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said near the start of a speech before the assembled world leaders, prompting audible laughter.

“It’s so true,” Trump continued, before acknowledging the laughter. “I didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay,” he said, smirking and raising his eyebrows.

It’s unusual for a U.S. president to draw unintentional laughs at a gathering of world leaders, and Trump has long complained that foreign governments are laughing at the U.S. for what he views as weak policies on trade and other issues.

“They laugh at us. Behind our backs, they laugh at us because of our own stupidity,” he said in an appearance on “Larry King Live” three decades ago, according to NPR.

“We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World,” he tweeted in 2014, well before he launched his presidential campaign.

After the brief interruption, Trump continued with his speech, in which he touted the country’s economic growth and rising stock market as evidence for his administration’s success, arguing that he made the country “much stronger and richer than it was when I took office less than two years ago.”

Trump addressed the General Assembly after a news-filled day at the United Nations, where he vowed to continue sanctions against Iran to take down its nuclear program and signed a revised trade deal with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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  • The 15th Amendment to the Constitution gave African-American men the right to vote. However, many of them weren’t able to exercise this right for nearly 100 years.  Poll taxes, literacy tests, and other means used by some states made it difficult for them to vote. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated these barriers that prevented many African Americans in the South from voting.
  • The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1920, gave American women the right to vote.
  • The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1964, eliminated poll taxes, which had disproportionately affected African Americans as a barrier to voting in federal elections.
  • The 26th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1971, lowered the voting age for all elections to 18.
  • November 6, 2018 – The day we kick Donald Trump and the GOP in the nuts.

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Can’t see the forest through the trees…

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