Buyer’s Remorse

Number 30 in a series

“The Russia story is a total fabrication. It’s just an excuse for the greatest lost in the history of American politics.”

August 3, 2017

Are you suffering a twinge of buyer’s remorse, having voted for Donald Trump and now experiencing the consequences spilling out on the floor from your morning news? I regret I missed that part, but I do not regret the aftermath. Fact is, devious that I am, I’m enjoying the show, even though I voted for Clinton and not Trump. And my joy grows by the day. Here’s how

Week after week, month after month, I watched the newly-minted President Trump preside over my TV screen, denouncing the “Russia hoax thing.” And I smiled. And I waited. The wait is being rewarded. Now I laugh, because it hurts too much to cry.

“How many times do I have to answer this question? Russia is a ruse.”

February 16, 2017

“This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.”

May 11, 2017

“This entire thing has been a witch hunt.”

May 18, 2017

“I’ve been in office now for eleven months. For eleven months they’ve had this phony cloud over this administration, over our government… It’s a Democrat hoax that was brought up as an excuse for losing an election that, frankly, the Democrats should have won, because they have such a tremendous advantage in the electoral college. So it was brought up for that reason.”

January 10, 2018

My regret is that now many of my Facebook friends are experiencing a tremendous bout of buyer’s remorse.

Actually, I have no regrets, because I am sure no such remorse is manifest. These are people I have known for decades, and they will never give up on Trump. It’s possible that some have so much invested in this political carcass they now find themselves unable to get out of the game. Those would be few. The rest have already drunk the Kool Aid and will never desert. Here are a few of the comments from years past:

Donald Trump brought food and supplies to Lumberton, NC and to 3 other towns ravaged by Hurricane Matthew..you won’t see this one in the news, they are too busy making up trash on him..thank you Donald, this is what a real leader looks like people! Feel free to share this great story!

And it really does warm the heart to see a real leader in action.

From a person I previously met only twice years ago:

DEM IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman-Shitz arrested at airport today trying to flee the country, arrested for destroying DMC hard drives and bank fraud. Ha ha. Hillary, Bill, Barack you’re next. Here’s hoping. Cancer needs to be removed. Yes!!!!

Maxine Waters exposed…what a POS…just another disgusting, completely worthless, corrupt face of the DEM party…losers….

So Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama orchestrated the sale of US uranium to Russia. But the left liberal media and DEM party is saying Russia is our sworn enemy. I’m confused. Oh, but wait, it gets better. Russians involved in the uranium deal pumped $145 million into the Clinton Foundation. There’s your collusion assholes. The Clinton’s are completely and totally corrupt and yet the liberal media, liberals, and DEM party are ok with that. Really??!!?? Disgusting! Flush!

Well, well, well…stick this up your chute liberal media and DEM party…

FLASHBACK: Hillary Allies Coordinated With Ukrainian Government During The Election

Amid the firestorm over the new revelations about Donald Trump Jr’s contact with a Russian lawyer during the campaign, it’s worth noting that another candidate’s…

Yep, just another “nothing burger” brought to you by the deceitful, corrupt liberal media and DEM party…

The Left has predictably gone apoplectic over the email thread showing Donald Trump Jr. knowingly accepted a meeting with a Russian government attorney for dirt on…

Yes!!!! Nailed CNN. Ha ha.

Sebastian Gorka To CNN: ‘We’d Like You To Actually Do Your Job’ [VIDEO]

The deputy assistant to President Donald Trump told CNN “New Day” co-host Alisyn Camerota “we’d like you to actually do your job,” while discussing coverage of…

[Note on Sabastian Gorka from Wikipedia: “On August 25, 2017, Gorka’s White House tenure ended, one week after Bannon’s departure.[41][42] Gorka stated that he had resigned because White House officials were “undermining” the Make America Great Again (MAGA) Platform.[43] The White House disputed his claim that he resigned and confirmed he was no longer employed there and did not have further access to the White House grounds.”]

Yes!!!!! ACLU, you are disgusting. Flush!!!!

So Chuck Schumer today demanded that Donald Trump Jr turn over all documents related to his meeting with a Russian attorney and that he be required to testify under oath. Really Chucky? You piece of shit. You are fine with Hillary Clinton destroying technology equipment, deleting emails, and her not being required to testify under oath. Oh, but wait….Donald Trump Jr released the full email string today. Hillary deleted emails. Yep, Chucky you are a hypocrite and you are shit. Flush!!!!!

President Trump has exposed how corrupt our government is, both parties. Rock on President Trump! You are doing exactly what we want you to!!

And that is about all the space I have for this person named David. His level of discourse is typical.

Trump supporters, never give up. A grateful nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Hey, hey, hey!

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This is your President speaking.

Number 56 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!

How many different ways are there to say Manchurian Candidate?

People Unclear

This is number 35

Time for true confessions. I subscribe to Dr. Robert Jeffress’ newsletter. For those who don’t know:

Robert James Jeffress, Jr. (born November 29, 1955) is an American Southern Baptist (Evangelical) pastor, best-selling author, and radio and television host. Jeffress hosts the program, Pathway to Victory, which is broadcast on more than 1,200 television stations in the United States and 28 other countries. He also has a daily radio program, Pathway to Victory, which is heard on 900 stations and broadcast live in 195 countries.[2][3] He is the pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.

I know that in the afterlife I will be called to atone for my transgressions, but I do this for my readers so they don’t have to. But I need to get to the story, and it starts a few reels of tape back. To begin:

Omarosa Dishes On Mike Pence: ‘He Thinks Jesus Tells Him To Say Things’

“We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president.”

Omarosa Manigault-Newman issued a dire warning about Vice President Mike Pence.

On Monday’s episode of “Celebrity Big Brother,” the former White House Office of Public Liaison communications director warned her housemates that “as bad as y’all think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence.”

Newman said people wishing for Trump’s impeachment “may want to reconsider” their life.

“We would be begging for the days of Trump back if Pence became president,” she added. “(Pence is) extreme. I’m Christian. I love Jesus. But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I’m like, ‘Jesus isn’t saying that.’”

Omarosa extended her thoughts, as reported in a post on the Independent:

Vice president Mike Pence is “scary” and “thinks Jesus tells him to say things”, according to a former Trump administration official.

Of course, the matter didn’t die then and there. On the ABC television network The View has been running since August 1997, and some interesting pronouncements have been dropped over that span. On a recent episode panelist Joy Behar put some analysis to the Vice President’s behavior, as reported by Fox News.

‘The View’ star Joy Behar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith: ‘That’s called mental illness’

By Brian Flood | Fox News

The women of ABC News’ “The View” took a shot a Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday, mocking the former governor of Indiana for talking to Jesus and even calling it a “mental illness.”

It all started when they played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman discussed the vice president.

Getting to the heart of the matter:

Joy Behar then said: “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you.”

Behar said hearing voices is a “mental illness” before Sherri Shepard offered a limited defense of Pence.

Getting past the fact that having conversations with dead people is one of the known signs of a mental lapse, it would have been  wise for the panelists to cut the Vice President some slack. It is for sure they did not offer up alternative explanations, some of which I list here:

  • He was being poetic. Apostrophe is a literary device that has a character speaking to an inanimate object or to a dead person.
  • He could have been  rehearsing for a part in a dramatic performance. “Jesus: Can you tell me which way to the temple? Roman soldier: Jesus Christ, if you can’t find your own way, then Heaven help you.”
  • He could have  been mocking somebody’s religious pretensions: “You think you are holier than thou? Shit, man, Jesus talks to me. And you know what? I talk back.”

But they didn’t, and now they have incurred the wrath of holier than thou Dr. Robert Jeffress of the larger than God, downtown Dallas mega church. May Jesus have mercy on their souls. Here is a partial transcript provided by Dr. Jeffress from his interview on Fox News:

Dr. Robert Jeffress went off on the co-hosts of “The View” for mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday.

It all started when “The View” played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman said the Vice President “thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”

Sunny Hostin expressed concern about Pence’s religious fervor and said she doesn’t want her Vice President “speaking in tongues.”

“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you,” Joy Behar said, adding that hearing voices is a “mental illness.”

Jeffress wondered on “America’s Newsroom” what would have happened to Behar if she had mocked a devout Muslim.

“ABC would have fired her in a nanosecond. To the left, when it comes to attacking conservative Christians, it is always open season.”

He pointed out that many liberals preach the importance of tolerance, but when it comes to beliefs with which they disagree, they can often be the least tolerant.

He said Christians are tired of being bullied in the public square for their faith, and the 2016 election was in some ways a reaction to these types of “despicable attacks.”

I need to expand on that in parts. First there is the implication (outright declaration?) that “the left” (that would include me) is partial to Muslims. Let me put that to rest right now. Those Muslims are absolutely wacky. Here’s the kind of stuff they (not all) believe:

  • The earth and everything else was created by a mythical being.
  • Abraham, the character in the Bible, was a real person.
  • Mohamed had conversations with God, the previously-mentioned mythical being.
  • Mohamed traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem and back within the span of a few hours.
  • Mohamed ascended into  Heaven, a mythical place.

There, I’ve given Muslims their due. They are little better than Vice President Mike Pence when it comes to being unclear. And, yes, those on the left side of the aisle (some) tend to mock this kind of nonsense, as do some on the right. The question should be “Why doesn’t everybody, left and right, give this tripe the belly laugh it deserves?”

Dr. Jeffress complains that liberals preach tolerance, yet they are intolerant of beliefs that are not their own. Dude, what is your concept of tolerance? We tolerate. We condemn, yet we tolerate. Being tolerant of a bad move does not mean we purchase tickets. Being tolerant of a braying jackass does not mean we welcome him into our living rooms.

Christians are being bullied. Really? If somebody farts in an elevator, you do not compliment him on his good manners? Dr. Jeffress, get real.

And by the way, keep those emails coming. I open them daily with great joy. That’s tolerance.

The Government You Paid For

Number 24

Don’t you just hate it when you fire your guns prematurely and don’t have time to reload when a much larger target pops up? Today I know the feeling. Yesterday I made fun of administration officials bouncing about the airways in grand style on the taxpayers’ nickel. One of the recipients was Veteran’s Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. I should have waited:

Washington (CNN) — The chief of staff for Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin altered an email and made false statements to a department ethics official that led to taxpayers covering expenses for Shulkin’s wife on an official trip to Europe last summer, the agency’s inspector general found.

Vivieca Wright Simpson, Shulkin’s chief of staff, altered language in an email regarding the logistics of the trip that made it seem as though Shulkin and his wife had been invited to a “special recognition dinner” held by the Danish government. That led to the department paying for Shulkin’s wife’s more than $4,000 in airfare, according to the report which was released Wednesday.

Shulkin, who was previously the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health under the Obama administration, was nominated for the top post by President Trump. This apparently was not Shulkin’s first trip to the public trough. Apparently Shulkin used his government-paid aid, James Gough, to perform work he should have handled for himself. Gough was asked to and did perform tasks related to setting up side trip arrangements for the Secretary and his wife during the Denmark trip. CNN reports an email to Gough asking, “Is there earlier flight from Copenhagen? Wimbledon tickets? High tea?” And more.

The Wimbledon tickets may have been a bit more. Gough received free tickets to the Wimbledon tennis matches. Victoria Gosling provided the tickets because she is a friend of Merle Bari, Shulkin’s wife. Actually not. When interviewed, Gosling could not recall Bari’s name. The implication is Shulkin and spouse received the tickets because of Mr. Shulkin’s high position, something of a violation of federal law. Lying about the matter is additionally problematic.

If you ever worried about it, then you can put your mind at ease and relax. You are now getting the government you paid for.

The Government You Paid For

Number 23

I know I have asked, and I am sure others have. I pay all these taxes to support the government, so how come I’m not getting a good return? Where is the government I paid for? Worry no longer. At last we are getting the government we paid for. And paid for. And paid for. Did I mention we are paying for it?

Rather than do all the research on my own, I have pulled from Hulu streaming video, in this case from ABC World News Tonight with David Muir to get the high-level view and also these screen shots. And the story is one to warm my heart. Here is the gist.

Candidate Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to voters that once in office he would “drain the swamp.” He would kick out the long-time hangers on, career government workers who have sucked at the government tit for decades and have become entrenched. He would bring in a fresh crew, people accustomed to turning a profit. And he has. From all appearances President Trump has recruited a cadre from big business accustomed to doing big things. Apparently also accustomed to living big. As the story running on ABC yesterday tells it, these high fliers from business are now flying high on the government payroll. To illustrate:

Scott Pruitt, now heading up the Environmental Protection Agency, celebrates the exuberance of government employment by accumulating a history of lavish travel. Last June travel expenses for him and his entourage recorded $90,000 in expenses, and that included first class travel from Washington to New York. Yesterday he was observed flying first class from Washington to Boston, apparently on the government nickel.

Who would have thought it? Prior to entering politics in Oklahoma, Pruitt was in private law practice, where he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees from gas companies, still leaving him with a worth estimated at no more than $3 million, which sets him apart from some of the billionaires in the Trump administration. Where he acquired his taste for high living is anybody’s guess. Apparently free money can be enticing, as evidenced by more.

Needing to get to Rome (the EPA needs to check out the horrible air pollution in that burg), he reportedly commandeered a military aircraft to get to New York to catch his overseas flight.

New York to Rome, where he dropped in to see the Pope, was a boon to taxpayers, as he spent only $7000 to fly, albeit considerably more than I am accustomed to pay.

Mr. Pruitt is also recorded as flying first class to Morocco, hopefully on EPA business.

At first sight this may give the appearance that Director Pruitt, having entering the sacred halls of government, has run amok, making a spectacle of his lavish travel style. Prepare to be disabused, because Pruitt is in good company. ABC News lists a number of top government staffers vying for spending champion of the year. Those would also include:

Putting those others aside, it is interesting to wonder at Mr. Pruitt’s trajectory as the new EPA chief. His history is one of opposition to the purpose and goals of the EPA, and his term as head of the organization leaves little indication that the environment holds his highest esteem. We can wonder whether his bold plan includes spending the agency’s budget dry to ensure it’s not wasted on water quality and all that other stuff. I’m feeling my pocket getting lighter already.

Darwin Day

The following appeared in essential the same form in Sunday’s edition of the San Antonio Express-News opinion section.

Monday is the birthday of British scientist Charles Darwin. He was born on this day in 1809, the same day as Abraham Lincoln. Science fans now celebrate it as “Darwin Day,” and for a reason.

Charles Darwin is recognized as one of the pre-eminent scientists of the 19th century, and his remains rest in Westminster Abbey, near those of Isaac Newton. The thing that earned Darwin this distinction was his work earlier in the century—establishment of the theory of evolution by natural selection.

Biological evolution was not a novel concept at the time. Anaximander of Miletus (610-546 B.C.) was an early thinker who proposed that one species could descend from another. Medieval Islamic science also included the concept. But by the early 19th century scientists still had no mechanism to drive the process.  Darwin’s contribution was the idea that random variation, coupled with natural selection, provides this capability. Destined as a young man for the clergy, his life was changed by a voyage around the world, a scientific expedition underwritten by his government. His observations on the trip started him to thinking about what could drive evolution, but he did not publish until 1858, when Alfred Russel Wallace hit upon the same idea. The two published concurrently, and the following year Darwin’s seminal book, “The Origin of Species,” set the world on fire.

What Darwin had done was to demolish the remaining link between religion and the natural world. Previous scientists had demonstrated our planet is not the center of the universe, and the earth is millions (later billions) of years old—in direct contradiction to the Genesis story that was the foundation for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Darwin removed any need for supernatural processes, especially anything resembling the God of Abraham, to explain human existence. To many people this undercut the very basis for human morality, and it cast their lives adrift in a purposeless world. The tension extends to this day.

Well into the 21st century rational-thinking people continue to find it necessary to defend truth and reason against attack. It is now barely seven years prior to the Scopes Trial centennial, and scientists and scholars daily endure challenges by creationists of a wide spectrum, all pushing some challenge to established science. The governor of Texas appoints a known creationist to head the State Board of Education, and three prominent creationists are observed reviewing biology text books for the Texas Education Agency. A known fan of Intelligent Design is appointed Secretary of Education. And biology is not the only science under attack.

An Oklahoma senator displays a snowball as evidence against human-caused global warming. Worse, applause comes from a like-minded base of American voters. A disgraced physician publishes a fraudulent paper linking vaccines to autism. Millions of parents withhold vaccines from their children, with tragic results.

Disregard for verifiable fact now permeates the American political landscape. An outlandish rumor takes life about the time of the presidential election and quickly engulfs a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor. Accurate reporting puts the lie to the story, but, against all reason, a person caught up in the frenzy goes so far as to barge into the restaurant, brandishing a firearm and discharging it. The story retains life to this day, due to people’s willingness to believe in the face of contrary evidence. A participant in an Arizona rally in January is heard saying this story requires further investigation.

An American presidential candidate lays a carpet of false statements, continuing into his tenure as the country’s leader. News outlets print the truth, which is then proclaimed to be fake news. Millions of voters pick up the chant.

This lack of respect for the verifiable fact is a malaise that threatens the health of a great industrial nation. The solution will not come from the top. A well-informed citizenry needs to push back against attacks on logic and reason. Clear-thinking people need to come forward when they see or hear something that is obviously not right. A lone voice of resistance should become a million. And the voice should be loud, clear, and firm. There must be no backing down in defense of what is demonstrably true.

The freethinker movement has a history in Central Texas. Immigrants from Germany settled here in the mid 19th century, and their legacy of resistance to absolutism in religion and government has seeped into our society. The Freethinkers Association of Central Texas (FACT) continues this tradition, championing open discussion and insisting on respect for rational thinking. More than an anti-religious gathering, it serves as a channel for many who hold compassion and respect for human dignity above the exigencies of political power. On Darwin Day we resolve to continue Darwin’s legacy of championing fact before fable.

The Freethinkers Association of Central Texas meets informally for lunch the first and second Tuesday each month, and for breakfast at Denny’s on Fredericksburg Road the last Saturday each month. The next meeting is Tuesday, 13 February, at Hacienda Vallarta on Bandera Road at 1:00 p.m. Public welcome.

This is your President speaking.

Number 55 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

So many positive things going on for the U.S.A. and the Fake News Media just doesn’t want to go there. Same negative stories over and over again! No wonder the People no longer trust the media, whose approval ratings are correctly at their lowest levels in history!

Speaking of approval ratings.

When We March

Have we arrived at that day?

The President wants a parade:

Washington (CNN) — President Donald Trump has asked for a military parade and the Pentagon is reviewing potential dates, Pentagon spokesman Charlie Summers said Tuesday.

The spokesman described the planning process as being in its “infancy.”
In response to the news, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump had asked the Defense Department to “explore” the idea.
“President Trump is incredibly supportive of America’s great servicemembers who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe. He has asked the Department of Defense to explore a celebration at which all Americans can show their appreciation,” Sanders said.
The Washington Post first reported Trump told top Pentagon brass last month he wants a military parade.

Hey! He’s the President. He shall have one.

 

This is your President speaking.

Number 52 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!

And if you don’t stop he’s going to tell the teacher.

This is your President speaking.

Number 51 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

Great jobs numbers and finally, after many years, rising wages- and nobody even talks about them. Only Russia, Russia, Russia, despite the fact that, after a year of looking, there is No Collusion!

I’m beginning  to think the big guy has something on his mind.

This is your President speaking.

Number 50 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

The top Leadership and Investigators of the FBI and the Justice Department have politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans – something which would have been unthinkable just a short time ago. Rank & File are great people!

Love the way he works to unify the country.

This is your President speaking.

Number 49 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched, the highest number in history. beat every other Network, for the first time ever, with 11.7 million people tuning in. Delivered from the heart!

And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

People Unclear

This is number 34

Thank God for Franklin Graham. Did he not exist, then it would be necessary to invent him. He daily makes our sun shine brighter. How? Need you ask?

That’s all I’m going to quote. It is not my job today to thoroughly insult your intelligence. This is from the CNS blog, an organ of the Media Research Center. And while we’re on the subject, the MRC is something we would need to create did it not exist. May the sun never set on the MRC. I do take note of what has been said.

  • We have a new president, not the same one we had at the beginning of last year.
  • And the new president was put there by a mythical being, a mythical being in the sense of somebody like Spider-Man, but lacking all the reality.
  • And grown people are shaking their heads yes.
  • Grown people who are allowed to operate heavy machinery, drive cars, and possess sharp objects.

Obviously there are a few items that remain unclear to some people. And that is what keeps me awake nights.

Keep reading. There’s going to be more. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.

This is your President speaking.

Number 48 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

Why didn’t A.G. Sessions replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a Comey friend who was in charge of Clinton investigation but got….

…big dollars ($700,000) for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton and her representatives. Drain the Swamp!

The man certainly has a way with words. We will hear more about this, and it will be most interesting.

Drive-by Shooting

Calling It Like It Is

The above title came to me as I read through this item from The Patriot Post. Here is a bit of what it says:

NY Times Peddles More School Shooting Deception

School shootings are no doubt heartbreaking. But the bigger story is the Times is complicit in its own immorality.

Jordan Candler · Jan. 26, 2018
We’re not even a full month into the new year and already The New York Times is peddling deceptive information to spur action on gun control. On Tuesday, following the unfortunate situation in Benton, Kentucky, in which innocent students were ruthlessly attacked (and two killed) by a fellow pupil, the Times ran with this narrative-infused headline: “School Shooting in Kentucky Was Nation’s 11th of Year. It Was Jan. 23.” Only in the sixth paragraph did it almost unnoticeably get around to printing this disclaimer: “Some of the shootings at schools this year were suicides that injured no one else; some did not result in any injuries at all.” How nice of the Times to let that cat out of the bag — you know, after the agenda-driven drivel was already featured in the headline.

Yeah, my title is dead on. This is a hit job on a publication noted for telling it like it is. Hit job? Who would know? Nobody but everybody who bothers to read the piece that appeared Tuesday in The New York Times:

School Shooting in Kentucky Was Nation’s 11th of Year. It Was Jan. 23.

That’s the first paragraph, not the sixth. In the first paragraph the article describes a variety of incidents other than cold-blooded murder. And the agenda? How about there is something wrong when possession of weapons of war, as provided in the Second Amendment, translates into random and other shootings at are near schools and students.

That said, I do perceive an agenda.

It’s an appeal to patriotism and all that right-thinking Americans hold dear. The motto I translate, perhaps incorrectly, as “For God and Liberty.” It’s followed by 1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence. The Patriot Post is one of those. I have no way of knowing how patriotic the people of The Patriot Post are, but I am sure that most are. That said, I know patriots who are not of this mind set, patriots who would object to this kind of whack job. Here is a letter I received 50 years ago from a patriot—a more liberal person you are not ever likely to meet:

To make the story short, the helicopter coming to take him on night patrol crashed in the darkness and the mist, and everybody aboard was killed. My brother used to hunt men with a sniper rifle, and I know personally he would have no part of the nonsense peddled by The Patriot Post.

 

This is your President speaking.

Number 46 in a long series

And now a few words from the President of the United States:

DACA has been made increasingly difficult by the fact that Cryin’ Chuck Schumer took such a beating over the shutdown that he is unable to act on immigration!

Call me nostalgic if you like, but this takes me back to my days in junior high. Keep on talking, Mr. President.

People Unclear

This is number 33

Yes, it is true. There are still some people how have not received the memo. Specifically, there are things that are true, and saying they are not true does not make them not true. Things have to actually be not true before they are not true. Case in point:

Evangelist Franklin Graham defended President Donald Trump on CNN late Tuesday, saying “all of us are sinners” and “he’s not the pastor of this country.”

Graham stood up for Trump when CNN anchor Don Lemon mentioned the president’s use of foul, derogatory language and reports of an affair more than a decade ago with porn star Stormy Daniels, reports The Charlotte Observer.

“There’s a lot of presidents that have had rough language,” Graham told Lemon, noting that Trump comes from a business, not political, background.

Graham, however, said Trump has denied asking during a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway.

“He said he didn’t say it,” the evangelist told Lemon, adding that some others in the meeting have said they never heard Trump use that language.

I particularly like “He said he didn’t say it.”

He didn’t say it? Really? Are you sure he didn’t say it? If he didn’t say it, then the next question that comes to mind is why didn’t he say it? To not have said it would be totally out of character for President Trump. Remember, Reverend Graham, this is the same Trump who called a woman reporter a cunt, mocked a reporter with a disability, called a former First Lady “crooked Hillary.” Do I need  to go on? If President Trump had failed to call some countries, including all those in Africa, “shit-hole countries,” then the Secret Service would have been alerted to the fact and would immediately start to investigate whether a Manchurian Candidate had been substituted for the actual Donald Trump.

Reverend Graham, he said it. But you are telling Don Lemon he didn’t say it.

Exodus 20:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Are we now down to only nine commandments? Maybe it’s time somebody gave Reverend Graham a copy of the memo.