Another useless email to my Senators – Graham and Scott

I just finished reading Michael Wolff’s book, Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency and started Michael Bender’s book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost. As a concerned and informed citizen of the United States of America during the Trump presidency both books have only confirmed what I already knew about the dysfunction, dishonesty, and corruption of the Trump reign. I have, since day one, contended that Donald J. Trump was the most ill prepared person to ever hold the most important job this country has to offer and honestly, I feel very fortunate that this nation survived this dark period.

It bothered me that you supported this malignant narcissist for all four of those years knowing, firsthand and up-close, the stories detailed in both books were true. You knew that then and you know that now but still you support, you ignore, and you promote this individual’s severe deficiencies. And you do this for what? To stay in his good graces because he is the king of a shrinking base of white, racist, and violent voters?

I am a big proponent of a two-party system. I realized many years ago that where we, as a nation, get into trouble is when we swing too far to the left or to the right. Like all things in life, the middle way, a course between two extremes, is the most productive and healthy path. But compromise for the good of every citizen is not the road the GOP has decided to take. McConnell himself stated that “One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration”. STOPPING! Not working with or helping the American people. STOPPING! Stopping the Democrats and Joe Biden from doing anything.

Right now, the face and voice of the GOP, with the Twitter silence of the king, is a ragtag group of QAnon trolls that include Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Louie Gohmert, Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks. That is your party and because you don’t have the courage of Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger that will be your party for the foreseeable future. Honestly these clowns are a gift to the Democrats which is why Republicans had to take a page from the Jim Crow handbook on how to suppress free and fair elections. It is the only way they can win.

There is simply no denying that Trump has created a divided America, a Civil War 2.0. And we all saw, and you experienced firsthand, the “fruits” of his labors on January 6th when terrorists waving MAGA and Trump flags paying homage to their king attempted to overthrow our government. It wasn’t ANTIFA, it wasn’t BLM, it wasn’t the FBI, it was people that voted for you. Make no mistake about it, January 6th was an attempted and failed coup d’état just like the ones we watch on the national news occurring in third world countries, orchestrated by a disgraced, unstable dictator. And sadly, based on your inaction, and Trump’s continued delusional rhetoric I believe it will happen again. Maybe August 13th when Trump is supposed to be reinstated as president according to Mike Lindell.  

For these terrorists January 6th is now a day of celebration, a day of remembrance. Check Amazon, there is a whole line of t-shirts commemorating the event, calling it a civil war, a day kings and legends were born, and a day they will never forget. What these terrorists “accomplished” was a crime, a crime against our nation, a crime against me, a crime against you, and a crime against our constitution. Trump started this fire and continues to throw gasoline on it every day. And like Nero, he has joyfully watched our nation burn from the comfort of his living room and big screen television.

As I have written to you before, you let this happen and you continue to let this happen. The division, the racism, the hate and the hurt this country is dealing with lands squarely on your shoulders. You know this, Americans know this, and your God knows. I guess making sure Chick-fil-A opens a location on the Notre Dame campus is a more important issue and certainly guarantees a soundbite on Fox News than standing-up to a mentally ill man who wants to be dictator and will say mean things about you if you cross him.

I look forward to receiving your form email response.                       

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Don’t argue with stupid people

Many years ago, I took an IQ test. It was part of an array of tests I took to help me discover what occupation I was most suited for. In 1996 my IQ was 120, which was above-average back then. I would hope an additional 25 years of living would have bumped it up a few more points or maybe it has dropped given how reliant I have become on technology to remember stuff as simple as a phone number or birthday. Nevertheless, I write this not to brag about being a “stable genius” like old cotton candy hair but to let you know that I can walk, talk and chew gum at the same time.

Most folks, about 68% of our population, have an IQ of between 86 and 115 with the average being 98. A very low IQ is below 70, and a very high IQ is above 130. Now this probably won’t come as a big surprise given the millions that voted for and continue to support Donald J. Frump but America’s IQ is dropping and dropping fast.

There are several theories on why IQ’s are falling. Some say it’s bad food, poor schools, or obscene amounts of screen time. Others suggest it’s a matter of people with lower IQs having more kids, who inherit their parents’ lower numbers. Think South Carolina, Arkansas and Mississippi where making babies with your cousin is considered a job skill worthy of being listed on your resume right above flipping burgers at McDonalds.

Speaking of Mississippi, the confederate state that brought us fried catfish, Elvis and the Ku Klux Klan, ranks dead last for average IQ in the nation. Big surprise? Oh hell no. Have you ever spent any time deep in the bowels of Mississippi? So, I guess it won’t come as a big surprise that only 33% of the state has been fully vaccinated, basically tied with Alabama for the lowest COVID vaccine percentages. Stupid people simply can’t help themselves.

Can we assume that voting for Frump, and refusing to get vaccinated have a direct correlation to one’s IQ? What a stupid question, YES! But maybe you have noticed the about face that some within GOP have taken concerning vaccinations. All the sudden it has become a big deal to get vaccinated. Why you ask? Because most of the morons that are dying from COVID are unvaccinated Frump voters. What Mitch McConnel and Qevin McCarthy are saying now is I know we killed a bunch of you to make Biden look bad, but you should really get your Frump shot so you can vote for us in 2022. It’s still Biden’s fault, but get the shot.

Speaking of Qevin McCarthy, have you seen who he is now blaming for the January 6th attack on the Capitol? Not Frump but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. According to Qevin the “tourist” that beat law enforcement with American and MAGA flags and sprayed bear repellent in their faces was really Pelosi’s fault. Per Qevin, it was Pelosi’s responsibility to activate the National Guard. Based on that logic, and Qevin knows this, if Pelosi is at fault, then so is McConnel but that oh so minor detail wasn’t included in Qevin and Gym Jordan’s press conference.

The truth is, and we will hear these truths in the coming days and weeks, as Speaker of the House, Pelosi does not direct the National Guard. And when the Capitol came under attack, both she and McConnel called for military assistance, including the National Guard. But sadly, it fell on deaf ears because the Clown-in-Chief was upstairs in his bedroom watching the “tourist” defend his “honor”. It is now common knowledge that a whole host of people from Ivanka to Qevin McCarthy pleaded and begged with President Dipshit to get off his ass and do something. But in the end, it was Vice President Mike Pence, the guy the “tourist” wanted to hang, and the one Frump called a coward, that had to take charge of the situation.

I think it is sad that McConnel, McCarthy, Jordan, Lindsey Graham, and the rest of the GOP, Fox News brain trust take advantage of these low IQ citizens simply to line their pockets and stay in power. These poor idiots would gladly eat dog shit if Sean Hannity told them it was beef jerky and pretend they like it to “own the libs”. It just seems so unfair. As J. S. Mill, an English philosopher, and political economist noted 100 years ago, “Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative.” Same old shit, different decade.    

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Put us out of our misery…just die

In my home state of South Carolina only 40% of the residents are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. To make it easy for you MAGA retards that means that 60% of the state isn’t fully vaccinated. My state has a population of about 5,000,000 people. Again, to make it easy for you MAGA retards because, like Jethro Bodine, that 6th grade education can only take you so far, that means 3,000,000 South Carolinians have not been fully vaccinated.

Initially my gut reaction to those that refused to get vaccinated was great don’t get vaccinated, die. The planet and gene pool would appreciate losing a few flat earth believing, knuckle dragging, morons. I know I would. But then a friend of mine, a fully vaccinated healthcare worker got sick with COVID-19, the Delta variant, and it made me rethink my response.

Fortunately, because she has been vaccinated, her symptoms were similar to having a bad cold, but it has disrupted her life. Obviously, she can’t go to work and she must quarantine in her home. Because her husband has been exposed, he also can’t go to work and must quarantine.

I know she has been careful, wearing her mask in the hospital and wearing her mask when she ventured out to enclosed and crowded places like the grocery store. But even with all those precautions, one of the 3,000,000 people in our state got her sick.

She lives on the coast and we stopped by to say hello last summer when thousands of people were still dying everyday. We visited outside and at a distance as she told us horror stories of watching people die as she made her rounds. She recounted that what she saw was a slow death, alone in a room without families there to comfort them or say goodbye. Although she didn’t treat these patients it broke her heart.  

I heard similar stories in my community from friends who had lost a family member or several members. Fortunately, no one in my immediate family “got the COVID” as the rednecks around here call it. We all took it very seriously from the beginning, wearing mask, handwashing and avoiding crowds. Each of my family members got vaccinated at the earliest opportunity with no reluctance or hesitation. You see we don’t get our news, or form our opinions from Facebook. We all believe in the science. We believe that Dr. Anthony Fauci knows what the hell he is talking about and that Donald J. Frump is a dumb fuck.

I was thinking about going to a baseball game tonight with my wife to see our minor league team play. The stadium is downtown, designed as a tribute to Fenway Park. The stadium has 6,700 seats and is close to a sell out tonight. 6,700 people, 60% of whom have not been vaccinated. People sitting beside me, behind me, waiting in line to get a hotdog and beer with me. As much as I would love to go it simply isn’t worth it. It isn’t worth rolling the dice and getting sick.

The states that are having the most serious COVID issues right now are, no big surprise, red states, the Frump states, South Carolina included. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a big old fat Frumper who for the last year and a half has basically called COVID liberal bullshit now wants to get serious about it. Why? Because her MAGA voters are getting sick and dying at an alarming rate, her states economy is in the dumper, and she finally realized that her Facebook friends have been lying to her. No getting vaccinated won’t grow hair on the palms of your hands and Bill Gates won’t turn you into a socialist robot.

As Gov. Ivey noted, and even said this out loud, “Almost 100% of the new hospitalizations are with unvaccinated folks. And the deaths are certainly occurring with unvaccinated folks.” And to think, it only took her a year and half to come to this realization. This is the same moron that ended the state’s mask mandate back in April, favoring personal responsibility rather than a government mandate. Sadly, she didn’t take into account that the average IQ in Alabama is the same number of those fully vaccinated, just as a percentage, 33.

Am I okay for unvaccinated Americans, those that have chosen to take a stand against the vaccine, to die a slow, lonely death gasping for air…yes the sooner the better as far as I am concerned. Wipe them off the face of the earth. Improve the gene pool and raise the average IQ of America.

Simply stated, I have no sympathy for them. Is the vaccine perfect? Probably not but will it save lives, yes, despite what you read on Facebook or hear on Fox News. That point, the vaccines effectiveness, has been proven without fail every minute of every day.

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As predicted the wave of books getting ready to hit Amazon (sadly we use to say bookstores) about the four-year shit show of the one term presidency of the twice impeached, self-absorbed loser in the eyes of most sane Americans are here with many more on the horizon. Do you know who can’t get a book deal? The self-appointed King Clown himself. It appears none of the big publishers are willing to accept the liability of putting out a book of demented lies.   

Bob Woodard has written two books to date about the buffoon. The first one was titled FEAR. The second one RAGE. Woodward’s third book to complete the trilogy will be published sometime in September. My suggestion for the title is LOSER. Has a nice ring to it wouldn’t you agree?

Hitting the book stands now are the latest deep dives into the final days of the former guy’s circus.  Nightmare Scenario, will deal with the Frump’s management of the COVID pandemic that has killed more than 600,000 Americans. The book also details the extraordinary measures that were taken to save macho man’s life after he became ill with COVID. Spoiler, he was very sick.

Book two, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Frump Lost deals with the 2020 election and where the Stop the Steal campaign had its beginnings, ending with the violence on January 6th. Sadly, many think this type of violence will continue.  

Book three, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Frump’s Catastrophic Final Year was written after the authors interviewed the stable genius at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The title speaks for itself.

Book four is the one I will probably buy, Landslide: The Final Days of the Frump Presidency written by Michael Wolff who also wrote Fire and Fury which I read. Frump tweeted that Wolff’s first book was “full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist”. Even after that glowing endorsement Frump still sat down for an interview with Wolff for his new book.

Now I know what you are thinking, why would Frump be interviewed for a book that he knows is going to make him look like the dumbass we all know he is? The simple answer is this, demented ego. Frump’s favorite subject, all that he has ever cared about is him. He simply loves talking about himself so any chance it gets he takes it. He doesn’t care about the outcome as long as he is the center of the conversation. He lives for those one or two hours where he can talk about the thing he loves the most, Donald J. Frump.

All of these books paint a portrait of a very sick man, a man with severe mental health issues. A man who had zero interest in the hard work of being President of the United States and honestly didn’t have the intellectual or emotional capabilities to be the President. Frump saw being president as the greatest grift he could pull off and sadly his grift continues. Being president was always about appearances, ego, power and making money. If those truly were his benchmarks, then he was successful. But the cost to this country has been great.

More books are coming because there are still lots of stories to tell. Jared Kushner is writing a book which will either be boring as hell just like he is or one that gets him kicked out of the family but makes NY Times bestseller. The one book Frump is anxious about Kellyanne Conway’s. The Wicked Witch of the West Wing was basically Frump’s den mother for three years. She saw the bad, the ugly, the tantrums, hell she probably saw him in his tighty-whities getting a spray tan.

As the months and years pass, putting more distance between this dark period and the light we see today, we will hear more voices, more witnesses speak up. Think about it, there are thousands of government employees who had a front row seat to the madness that was the Frump presidency. People who have lived and worked through previous administrations that know what “normal” looks likes. Some are already talking. For others there hasn’t been enough distance yet, but there will be.

The last “source” I am waiting for is Frump’s daddy, the myth, the legend, Vladimir Putin. There will come a time, maybe sooner than later, that Vlad will take a big dump on Frump. My guess is it will be a slow leak, the kind of drip, drip that Frump won’t have the cognitive skills to combat.

There is already a new “Document” floating around, supposed notes from a Russian national security council meeting, authorizing a double secret spy operation to support Donald J. Frump in the 2016 US presidential election. The document describes Frump as “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”. The goal of the campaign was to create “social turmoil” in the USA which will weaken our, the USA, negotiating position. Sounds like mission accomplished to me.

Watching this train wreck of a sub-human is certainly more enjoyable now than it was seven months ago. Is he still dangerous? Yes, but much less dangerous to the rest of us and the world. The retards that proclaim him as their “true President” don’t have a long-life acceptancy. If COVID doesn’t kill them, lung cancer will, or liver failure, or they are likely to set themselves on fire smoking meth. Let the GOP stake its future on this corrupt, mentally ill loser. Honestly that might just be the best thing that has ever happened for our Democracy.      

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Jesus, Inc.

My wife and I lived in Wilmington, NC when we first got married. We were both a long way from home in a town that we had no family living close by and no money so “fun” on a Friday night was a cheap pizza and television. After about two months of this isolation in a city where everyone seemed to be related to everyone else except us we would make the drive to Charlotte, or Greenville, SC at least every other week to see our families.

Because my wife was working in a Department Store, she couldn’t find any other work that would take advantage of her degree in human resources, we typically didn’t leave Wilmington until 8 pm on Friday night. The drive to Greenville was about 5 hours, mostly backroads through dots on the map named Nichols, Mullins, and Marion away from most civilized areas and an FM radio signal.

Within an hour of the drive my wife would fall asleep, and I would search the AM dial for some deep woods, snake handling, country preacher to listen too. Now I didn’t do this because of my deep religious convictions, I did it because I found it hilarious and entertaining.

Growing-up in Charlotte I had the opportunity to experience the fire and brimstone guys, you know, we are all going to hell unless we repent on our knees, right now and the money grabbing, charlatans. We are all going to hell unless you send us a love offering today! Remember, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker started their “ministry” at a small television station not far from my house in Charlotte. As a matter of fact, we use to see Tammy Faye at the Park N’ Shop grocery store. This was before she wore 10 pounds of make-up.

I also had a front row seat to a small town, country church preacher in my great uncle. He was a towering man, at least 6’2” with a booming deep voice and calloused, hard hands from working on his farm. For a small church like he lorded over in the wood’s attendance was light, and tithing was even lighter. But when you asked what he did for a living he was always a pastor first and a farmer second despite earning 90% of his income growing corn and beef.

I always thought of my great uncle as two people, the farmer, and the preacher. The farmer was quiet, thoughtful and despite his height and good looks, with a greased-up Pompadour of sun-bleached blond hair, very unassuming. But get him behind his lectern and all hell broke loose. He could fire and brimstone with the best of them in his tiny, Southern Baptist churches in the woods with names like Flat Creek, Cedar Grove, Red Hill, and Olive Branch. And we are not talking about an hour of preaching and then head to the Cracker Barrell for lunch, church opened at 10 am and he might wrap-up around 2 pm if you were lucky and sneaking out wasn’t an option. That’s how gossip got started.          

I write all this to recognize the passing of one of the strangest, weirdest, televangelist I have ever seen, the incomparable Ernest Angley, the man that coined the phrase “evil spirts out!” Reverend Angley died this past May at the ripe old age of 99. The Ernest Angley Ministries released a statement that read; “He touched multitudes of souls worldwide with the pure Word of God confirmed with signs, wonders, miracles and healings.” What we also know about the Right Reverend is that he enjoyed “touching” more than just souls.

In a six-part investigative series done by his hometown newspaper in 2014, former church members detailed accusations of wrongdoing by Angley. One tidbit about the good Reverend that was exposed, he was a man that railed against the sin of homosexuality, but was in fact a gay man himself and for whatever reason enjoyed “touching” the genitals of his male flock before and after their surgeries. I guess he was trying to cast the “evil spirts” out of their dicks.

Ernest Angley was a fraud, and a grifter, who used religion to get in to dim witted, gullible people’s pockets and sadly over the course of 60 years these simpletons kept paying him millions. In 2005 he bought a Boeing 747 for $26 million so he could fly all over the world and rip-off other fools in foreign countries if they let him land his plane. Some saw the con and the circus coming to town and didn’t.

For Angley, Jesus was a business and a damn good paying business not only for him but for all the employees of Ernest Angley, Inc. And despite his timely demise the Jesus gravy train continues on a television station near you. It might be airing at 3 am but some dumbass will still send the dead man, whose toupee lives on, a check.  

  “You remember Ernest Angley? TV healer. He’d slap people’s foreheads—whap!—and they’d flop over, quivering like fish.” She hooted in laughter. “I used to love watching him. It was like professional wrestling for Baptists.” – Daryl Gregory, The Devil’s Alphabet   

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The GOP and QAnon are right, don’t get the COVID Vaccine!

I hate to admit it but Trumplicans and QAnon believers were right not to trust the COVID vaccine. Think about it, who would want Bill Gates knowing your every move? Or having your testicles (for the over educated, your balls, your nuts, your brass clankers) shrivel up and blow away. We all know the vaccine will make your mullet fall out, turn you into a homo, make you talk like a girl, and worst of all, turn us all into zombies. Please Trumplicans and QAnon looneys, I mean believers, whatever you do DON’T GET THE COVID VACCINE!

You don’t need to be concerned about this new Delta coronavirus variant that the fake news and that traitor Dr. Fauci are talking about. The Marlboros you smoke and Pabst Blue Ribbon you drink will kill any communist bug that tries to get into your system. Truly, you got nothing to worry about. You should live to the ripe old age of 47. Lung cancer, liver failure, diabetes, or making that jump from the roof of your mobile home to your kid’s plastic pool from Dollar General will kill you before the coronavirus will.

In my home state of South Carolina only 36% have been fully vaccinated. 1.89 million dumbasses are letting Bill Gates, Hillary, and George Soros control their minds. Now they know when they are eating, sleeping, even taking shit. Pretty soon those 1.89 million will be trying to solve a Rubik’s cube, do The New York Times crossword puzzle, or watch PBS!

Yup those 64% in the Great State of South Carolina are smart not to get vaccinated or wear a mask. I mean if Jesus had wanted us to wear a mask, he would have told us in the Bible. Am I right? The Bible is the law of land. It tells us that black people should be slaves, that we can have as many guns as we want, kill as much shit as we want, and that fags are all going to hell. It’s all right there, in black and white, oh and red.

So, all you intellectual giants who refuse to get vaccinated good for you. What is the worse thing that could happen? You got to die from something, right? It sure as hell isn’t going to be from getting that commie shot in the arm. You have watched enough Bruce Lee movies. You got the moves to kick the Kung Flu in the ass or at least enough beer to think you can.

Let’s show those Socialist, Liberal, Democrats what a real, red blooded, confederate flag waving, American looks like. Say it loud and proud “The vaccine is for pussies”! Who cares if all us Trumplicans die and South Carolina turns BLUE in 2022 and beyond. They got NASCAR and free beer in heaven.

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Free Bird

“We are always happy to welcome visitors, but I believe the Vice President’s valuable time would be better spent at the border trying to fix the mess created by the Biden administration’s failed immigration policies.” – South Carolina Governor Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster

Vice President Kamala Harris will make a stop in Greenville, SC next week as part of her “nation-wide tour to reach millions of Americans who still need protection against the virus”. South Carolina’s Governor, the legendary Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster decided to take a swipe at our Vice President on twitter with his observations on how better she should use her time.

Now keep in mind, in four years I never heard or read “Foghorn Leghorn” ever advise The Former Guy (TFG) that he shouldn’t have played golf 307 days out of the 1,460 days that he kept the Presidential seat warm for Joe Biden. Just as an aside, it has been estimated that TFG’s “exercise” cost us, the American taxpayers, $140,000,000.00. Let me write that out for you: One Hundred and Forty Million dollars.

Here is another interesting thing about “Foghorn Leghorn’s” political advice to the Vice President and it has to do with geography. The state that he is the potentate over is not on the Mexican border. We are bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia, and North Carolina. I suspect he may think he is close to the border from time to time when he is playing golf at his Country Club, which after only 94 years finally added its first black member who just happens to be a woman (covers all the bases) and sees all the brown skin people mowing the grass or serving him a Mint julep over in the men’s grill.

“I say, I SAY, where are all the colored boys? We need to build us a wall on the Georgia border to keep these Mexicans out of the Great State of South Carolina accept, of course, when it is time for them to pick tomatoes.”   

Speaking of “Foghorn Leghorn’s” Country Club, the President of the club at the time that they allowed a single black person to join noted that the Country Club does not discriminate against blacks but that none have accepted invitations to join the club. The Club President said in a statement that the club has members of unspecified “religious and ethnic groups.” Right, unspecified religions like Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist, and maybe a token Lutheran. And ethnic groups? I am sure they have lots of ethnic diversity, English, Scottish, Irish, German, maybe a few Canadians and of course Americans by God.

“I say, I SAY, we are a damn black kettle of succotash.

I am sorry that the rest of the world associates South Carolina with Ms. Lindsay Graham, Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster, and Myrtle Beach. Yes, 50% of our population are cigarette smoking, illiterate, beer belly, racist inbreeds, covered in homemade tattoos who think NASCAR is a sport and Free Bird should be our national anthem. And then we have the 25% that make-up the white gentry, the nobility like “Foghorn Leghorn” who are convinced that slavery wasn’t all that bad, and that black people really do miss it (true fact).

And then there is me and my family, probably less than 25% of the South Carolina population but I am trying to be optimistic. We realize that the 50% are making babies, which most of these rednecks list as their number one hobby, at a rate that will keep the state down for generations, 42nd in health, 44th in education, 46th in crime. Remember, there are only 50 states.

It would seem to me that Governor Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster has plenty of other things that he could work on for the citizens of South Carolina. Instead, he wants to make sure everyone can carry a gun in public, and that those brown people only come to our Great State when it is time to pick vegetables and mow the grass at his Country Club. Of course, after they are done, they need scurry back across the border to Georgia.

“Boy, I say, BOY, are you lost?”       

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The business of death

In South Carolina there is a lottery every year to hunt Alligators. Applicants pay a $10.00 non-refundable fee and if chosen, by a random computer drawing, pay $100 for an Alligator hunting permit and a tag that allows them to “harvest” one Gator. Competition is fierce each year to get a tag. Rednecks from all over the state dream about riding around in their Jon boat with their drinking buddies for the chance to kill the next Godzilla.

Most Bubba’s end up with a Gator much smaller than they hoped for. But for these would be Crocodile Dundee’s its all about bragging rights no matter how big or small the Gator is. These Neanderthals just like killing shit from bunnies to Bambi, and a man-eating Alligator is the ultimate trophy. And as the years pass, the six-footer they killed grows to twelve and the dent in the bow of their Jon boat wasn’t from the rock they hit to get on shore to take a pee but from the monster Gator that tried to eat them alive.

Yup if you like shooting at shit an Alligator might just be the greatest prize a redneck from Florence, SC could ask for or maybe they would pay big money for the chance to shoot at a human being. You might have heard that the “illustrious” governor of South Carolina, his majesty Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster has brought back the firing squad for death row inmates to choose from. Because the ingredients for the lethal injection cocktail are hard to find and expensive to buy, McMaster has decided to offer two options for those condemn to die, the electric chair or the firing squad.

Some of you may recall the Gary Gilmore execution by a firing squad in 1977. I was a young pup at the time, but I remember all the news coverage about this event. For seemingly months the debate about the ethics of this, was it right, was wrong, was it humane, was it legal, dominated the news. Gilmore requested to be executed in this manner, rather than being hung, the other method Utah employed at the time. Certainly, being shot through the heart seems less barbaric than dangling from the end of a rope.

Gilmore’s firing squad consisted of five volunteer law enforcement officers from the county Gilmore committed the crime in. Equipped with 30-30-caliber rifles, the five gunmen stood concealed behind a curtain with five small holes. They aimed their rifles at Gilmore’s chest and pulled the trigger. Supposedly only four of the five had a live round in their rifle and one had a blank. They five didn’t know if they had a real bullet or not. I suppose that helped them sleep at night.

I go up and down on the death penalty. Are there monsters out there that deserve to die? Sure. But what really twist this debate up in knots are the pro and anti-abortion zealots. How can you condone killing criminals but not a fetus or vice versa? This is a deeper conversation than I am prepared to have right now but one that certainly causes a lot of handwringing among pious Christians and feel-good Universalists.

So back to Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster, with a swipe of his pen South Carolina is the newest open carry state in union. His reasoning for signing the bill, he wanted to enhance “South Carolinian’s ability to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights.” Man, I feel safer going to Dollar Tree. And now McMaster wants to bring back the firing squad. I would bet the last time a firing squad was used for punishment was during the “golden” age of slavery. I guess deep down Henry is just a wannabe plantation owner. He sure as hell sounds like one, “I say, I SAY pay attention to me boy! I’m not just talkin’ to hear my head roar.”

I guess the question I ask myself is how do these Jesus believers like McMaster justify authorizing or making it easier to kill another human being? If the Pearly gates exist, a place where you must answer for all your sins, how would Henry answer Jesus’ question “Why did you allow others to kill one of my sheep?” I guess his answer would be “I say, I SAY Jesus baby, an eye for eye and pass the gravy.”         

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100% of 63%

“One-hundred percent of our focus is on stopping this new administration.” – Senate Minority Leader Mitch “The Turtle” McConnell

Think about this statement for a minute. There is nothing specific in it. Not stop Biden’s COVID-19 response. Not stop an economic recovery plan, or health care reform or a clean energy strategy. No, The Turtle wants to stop any and all agenda’s President Biden plans to put on the table. Period, without offering any alternatives.  

Now incase you missed it the key word here is “plans” because over the last four years The Former Guy, The Turtle, Ms. Lindsey Graham, and Kevin “My Prison Bitch” McCarthy didn’t have a plan. They didn’t have a plan for COVID-19, the economy, healthcare or the future sustainability of this planet. They talked a lot, cut a lot, spent a lot of time on Fox & Friends bitching and moaning about “socialist agendas”, but in four years they didn’t move the needle forward one inch for the vast majority of American’s and guess what our friends and neighbors recognize that today.

According to a new poll (Associated Press-NORC), President Biden has an overall 63 percent job approval rating. The poll found that 96 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of independents and 23 percent of Republicans surveyed approve of Biden’s work in his first three months in office. For context, once, just once, The Former Guy got a bigly 49 percent approval rating. His overall average for four years was 41 percent, the lowest of any other president. When The Former Guy left Washington with his tail between his leg as a one term, twice impeached loser he had a 34 percent approval rating. Honestly, the best thing that could happen to this country is for the Republican party to keep all their hopes and dreams hitched to this “star”.

The Repugnants have already telegraphed how they expect to win in the future, they are going to make it damn near impossible for black, brown and poor people to vote, basically Jim Crow 2.0. And as you would expect blood red states like Georgia, Florida and Texas are leading the charge.

In March, Georgia Governor Brian “May I have Another One Sir” Kemp signed a bill making these oh subtle changes to Georgia’s voting laws:

Ballots must be printed in black and white ink on security paper.

The cutoff date is now 11 days before a primary, general election or runoff election for mail-in ballot applications.

A deadline for the issuance of absentee ballots is now at least 25 days before a federal primary, general election or special election or 22 days before a municipal general election or primary.

A Georgia state driver’s license number, ID card number, date of birth and the last four digits of a social security number or another approved form of identification must be printed on the outside of an absentee ballot.

And the catchall, conditions for rejecting absentee ballots if “certain” (read whatever floats their boat) requirements are not met.

Who will these laws hurt? Working people. People whose employers won’t give them time off to go vote. People who have transportation issues. Poor people, black people and brown people, people who historically vote as Democrats. These laws were needed, according to the white, Republican politicians, to restore voter confidence in a state that counted and recounted the Presidential votes four times, The Former Guy lost all four times and a state where the only instance of voter fraud was on the Republican side.  

As The Turtle said, one-hundred percent of his focus is on stopping anything this new administration tries to accomplish for the American people. And how will they take back the Senate, the House, and the Presidency? Making it damn near impossible for a large and growing segment of our population to vote.    

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Facebook Silence

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it! These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.” – The Former Guy’s statement after his Facebook ban was upheld (5-5-21).

Where to start? How about here, “Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States”. I hate to bust the orange buffoons bubble, but he isn’t the President of the United States anymore. Now I realize in his demented, pea brain he might believe he still is because the election was “stolen from him”, but he knows the truth and the only reason he continues to perpetuate the “Big Lie” is because he is making money off of it.

And how about this one, “the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth”. Seriously, “the truth”? The Former Guy and his gang of inbreed dimwits have been unable to recognize let alone utter the truth their entire lives. As I have written before I spend little to no time following politics today because the man occupying the White House is a man of honor, hope, compassion and most importantly a man that speaks the truth.

“The People of our Country will not stand for it” really? I am a people of this Country and I couldn’t be more excited, and I am not even on Facebook. I think The Former Guy and the GOP are way over their skis on this one. They do not have the support of the “People of our Country” that they think or wish they had. Sure, maybe in Texas, or Florida, or any other red state where first cousins regularly marry each other but apparently they have forgotten this important point, The Former Guy got beat, he was a one term, twice impeached loser and the GOP lost the House, twice, and the Senate while he was watching television, playing golf and letting 500,000 Americans die from COVID.

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.” There is probably some subliminal, QAnon messaging in this sentence but how funny is it that the toothless king wants to exact some political price on Twitter and Facebook just because they won’t let him do what he wants to do? He started a riot. He endangered the lives of people including his Vice President. He attempted to overturn a free and fair national election by using the “corrupt social media companies”.

If 50% of the GOP had the balls of Liz Cheney, The Former Guy would be in prison for attempting to overthrow the government. He would be in prison for being a Russian asset. He would be in prison for profiting from his thankfully short time in office. Instead, 95% of the GOP still believe he is the rightful owner of the presidency and honestly, I hope they keep on believing it. While Kevin McCarthy, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham are giving The Former Guy a hand job down in Mar-a-Lago the rest of us are moving forward. Businesses are reopening, the economy is perking up, and there seems to be an overall sense of hopefulness that the train is back on the track.

As I have written before The Former Guy has spent his entire life living the words of W. C. Fields; “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” He did not have a plan coming into the office other than to eliminate any and everything that Obama’s name was attached to it and he left just like he started, trying to sell a lie. I am glad he is gone. At this point he is just a bigger clown than he was before put on this earth to entertain most of us and deceive the rest. 

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