The Deplorables

Episode 29 In The Further Adventures Of An American Crime Family

Happiness is having somebody on the government payroll writing my material for me. Here’s the latest.

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To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com

Thu, Jun 11 at 12:09 PM

John,

While Democrats are pledging to turn America into a BIG GOVERNMENT SOCIALIST Nation, President Trump is pledging to fight for YOU.

The ticket will come down to President Trump vs. Sleepy Joe, and we need to know where you stand, John. It’s going to be an uphill battle heading into November, which is why President Trump needs to make sure he has your support.

I need to tell you, readers, this came just in time. Before my eyes were opened I was prepared to vote for guy named Sleep Joe. I realize now my real intent is to vote for the guy who lived his life as a white-collar criminal and humped porn stars.

If it’s a choice between some Sleepy Joe Character and a president who will sell out his country for a political favor, then I’m going for Mr. Art of the Deal every time.

And I like a president with a touch of sin.

So, I guess the election is settled. Why wait for November?

Oops!

And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.

The Deplorables

Episode 25 In The Further Adventures Of An American Crime Family

There is no help for me. I’m being overwhelmed. The shit is coming faster than I can shovel it. Here’s the latest.

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To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com

Tue, Jun 9 at 12:01 PM

John,

For the first time in a long time, we have a President who is putting America First with every decision that he makes.

While the Fake News media refuses to report the truth about all of President Trump’s efforts to Keep America Safe, he has never stopped delivering on his promises:

The WALL is being FINISHED – we recently completed 100 brand-new miles
We replaced the failing NAFTA with the USMCA – a massive WIN for American workers
He’s ensured our military is well-funded, trained, and equipped for battle
And, his administration is combating cyberattacks by foreign governments and rogue nations.

Finally, we have a President who KEEPS his promises to put AMERICA FIRST.

This is amazing news, even coming from a Trump source. Just when I think these people can’t juice up even more, they surprise me. What to say?

Start by being impressed to learn President Trump has at last decided to put AMERICA FIRST. See, I too, have an all-caps key on my computer. But back to misters Fruman and Parnas. it is refreshing to see that you have thrown these agents of a foreign power “under the bus.” I guess now that Republican senators have decided to acquit you of charges relating to the their actions, you have decided to finally put AMERICA FIRST. Please feel free to pardon them. We will not be surprised.

I am also glad to note your continued mention of the Fake News media. I had feared their continued reporting on your crimes and awkward reversals would have convinced you they were right all along. Keep up this line. It continues to assure us the Republicans have not done away with you and run a ringer in your place.

And I note the WALL is being FINISHED. Golly gee, you completed 100 brand new miles. Please tell me these are not the 100 brand new miles you reported months ago. It is also good to see Mexico has finally agreed to pay for it.

Replaced NAFTA? The USMCA is a massive WIN (all caps) for American workers? You may need to check on that.

Your statement about the military being well-funded and equipped amazes me, since it appeared to be so when you came into office.

And I am glad your administration is combating cyber attacks from rogue nations. I guess that was never done before your time.

Anyhow, keep up the good work, and give my regards to Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman. You should be seeing them soon, like February next year when their trial begins. Golly, I am so impressed to have a President of the United States on a first name basis with notorious international criminals. I agree with you. Obama was deadly dull.

Your Friend The Handgun

Number 214 of a Series

We are reminded weekly, if not daily, of the need to arm ourselves for the protection of ourselves and our families. For example:

Deputies: Child accidentally shot by man who was looking after him

By: WFTS Digital Staff
Posted at 8:40 PM, Apr 14, 2020
 and last updated 11:08 PM, Apr 14, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A child is fighting for his life at the hospital after being shot on accident by a man who was responsible for looking after him.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, a young boy was taken to the hospital with a single gunshot wound “in the lower torso” on March 13. According to deputies, an adult who was with the boy, 28-year-old Anthony Rodriguez, accidentally shot the boy.

Keep it ready out there, cowpokes. When they come for you, well you know what you need to do.

Houston, we have a problem.

Number 19 of a series

Senator Cornyn, you keep sending them to me, and I will keep posting them. Here is the latest.

John,

DISGRACEFUL.

Bernie came out loud and clear on 60 Minutes last night in front of our whole nation in SUPPORT of the monster and former-Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro, citing a literacy program Castro created shortly after he came into power.

Fidel Castro made Cuba the first communist country in the western hemisphere, oppressed human rights and murdered untold thousands of men, women and children.

This is the monster that Bernie not only supports, but PRAISES.

John, I need you to understand the urgency behind this email:

The Far-Left has embraced socialism AND compliments a tyrannical leader.

There used to be a time where we could all agree that communism was bad, but apparently, that time is over.

Senator, you are spot on. Castro was a despotic tyrant who had thousands executed after he came to power. American leaders should not embrace communist tyrants. So please take notice of the image above. Which of the two lovers is a communist tyrant?

Sleep well. See you in November.

Quid Pro Quo

Closing it Down, Number 7 in a Series

There is not much to add to the following, which I received from Senator John Cornyn of Texas:

John,

It’s official. Donald J. Trump is now the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. The Democrats have taken their charade to the nth degree, using our Constitution as a partisan weapon.

This process began the day he was duly elected president, and culminated yesterday in a one-sided vote void of any fact or truly impeachable offense.

Yesterday was a sad day in American history. Democrats should be ashamed of their actions.

But John, the longer we sit in silence, the more credibility we give Pelosi, Schiff, and Nadler. 

We need to ban together and make a loud statement in defiance of the Left’s disgusting abuse of our Constitution, and we need to make it quickly.

Then he asks for a contribution.

Senator, all this talk about Democrats needing to be ashamed and about upholding the Constitution comes across as flat when the facts are examined. You are carrying water for a President who lived his life as a white collar criminal and then carried this lifestyle into the highest office in the land. You have bedded down with this den of corruption, and it’s going to take you to the farthest reaches with it.

Give it a rest if you will.

The Awful Truth

Number 8 in a Series

Quite often comedy can deliver the truth in ways no other method can. Take this instance.

I caught Jimmy Kimmel on YouTube earlier this week, and he played recent pronouncements by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. The senator was tearing into the basis for the original investigation into Russian meddling with the 2016 election. What he wanted to demonstrate for Fox viewers and the like was the corrupt bias behind the FBI’s decision to launch the investigation. Particularly, he quoted from texts exchanged between former government employees associated with the case.

FBI lawyer Lisa Page and special agent Peter Strzok were at the time engaged in extramarital hanky panky, and they used their government email accounts to exchange communication they wrongly assumed would be private. [Warning to all you out there using your employer’s email service: it is not private.] Anyhow, Senator Graham cruelly replayed some juicy exchanges between the two. These texts reveal a total disdain for candidate Trump. See the above for Graham’s recitation of a note from Page to Strzok.

Page: God is a loathsome human.

Aside from being totally correct, it was totally wrong to put this out over a government communication device. The senator is seen reciting additional communiques.

Strzok: Oh my God. He’s an idiot.

Donald Trump is an enormous douche.

Again, dead on, but NSFW.

And the comedian had some fun with that. However, comedians can at times be incredibly cruel, and Kimmel next displays some of that cruelty. He plays clips of Senator Graham. Let’s have a look. These are from the run-up to the 2016 election.

He’s a race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot.

I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy.

I think he’s unfit for office.

He doesn’t represent my party.

He’s a jackass.

Trump is a political car wreck.

He would be the most flawed nominee in the history of the Republican Party.

Donald Trump is the most unelectable Republican I’ve seen in my lifetime.

He would be a terrible commander in chief.

He doesn’t have the temperament or judgement.

He’s not fit to be President of the United States.

We would get slaughtered as a party if Trump is the nominee.

And quite frankly, we would deserve it.

At least Senator Graham did not call the future president an enormous douche. There are times when the awful truth is a slip of the tongue away.

Quid Pro Quo

Closing it Down, Number 5 in a Series

The Lord giveth, and the Lord giveth some more. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Our President is a bottomless cup. Every day brings additional joy. Here is some more:

Donald J. Trump <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.comDec 5 at 2:35 PM

IMPEACHMENT SCAM CONCLUSION:
NO QUID PRO QUO. NO BRIBERY. NO TREASON

John,Jerry Nadler has taken over this Impeachment Hearing Scam and has turned it into even more of a circus than it already was.

First, the Left cried Quid Pro Quo, then bribery, and now TREASON? This entire HOAX has been JERRY-RIGGED by the Radical Democrats and we cannot put up with it any longer.

Nancy and Jerry are trying to brainwash the American People like the 2016 Election never happened – like YOUR VOTE never happened. WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK. I’m calling on YOU to step up to defend me from their baseless LIES.

First, TREASON? That’s a thought. If this be treason, make the most of it. I will go for treason. Tell us what else you did.

I should defend you from their baseless lies? How about you defend yourself, big guy. I mean, you came to us with the promise you knew more than the generals, maybe more than anybody. Now you are pleading for my help? I am so disillusioned. Like I caught my dog stealing the newspaper. I may never recover. “Bear with me; my heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me.”

Otherwise known as give and take. Thank you, Lord.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 5 of the series

It’s only August, over a year before the next election, and the buzz is already ramping up. Stuff is coming at me faster than I can file it, and the best thing is I don’t have to make any of it up. It comes free of charge from an employee of the United States government. Recently:

Donald J. Trump <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com
Aug 1 at 3:06 AMJohn,

The 2020 Democratic Primary has turned into a complete SOCIALIST CIRCUS.

Democrats are infuriated by all of OUR incredible accomplishments over the last few years.

They’ve resorted to supporting big government SOCIALIST policies like open borders and raising taxes on working-class Americans just to try to pander to their radical left-wing base.

Last night made it clear that America NEEDS another Trump victory in 2020. With YOUR help, I know that we will win BIG in 2020 and continue our fight to Keep America Great.

Your guess is as good as mine what is meant by “incredible accomplishments.” Maybe we should examine some of them.

  • Worked with the Republican Congress to pass tax legislation that guaranteed to increase the deficit and to deepen the national debt.
  • Worked mightily at disassembling the Affordable Care Act.
  • Hired multiple political cronies and sycophants with no aptitude for the job and who subsequently to be fired or else resigned in disgrace.
  • Wrecked trade relations with stable trading partners, devastating areas of business that depend on foreign customers and suppliers.
  • Cozied up to foreign tyrants in private conversations not recorded for subsequent review and analysis.
  • Reversed years of accomplishments at improving the nation’s environmental quality.

Mr. President, in the future if you have plans for any more “incredible accomplishments,” will you please run them by a junior high school civics teacher for analysis first? I will be most grateful.

I don’t make this stuff up.

Number 4 of the series

And I may not need to remind you that I do not need to make this stuff up. There is a highly paid government employee who makes this stuff up for me. Here is something recent:

Donald Trump Jr. <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com

Jul 30 at 4:28 PMJohn,

The Democrats have become the party that:

  • Hates the American Flag and praises Antifa
  • Prioritizes illegal immigrants, at the expense of American people
  • Hates Israel and promotes terrorism
  • Chooses BIG GOVERNMENT socialism over American prosperity
  • And would rather see America Fail, than my father succeed

Their dangerous agenda would be a DISASTER for America if they were ever given the power to implement it. It’s up to YOU to make sure that doesn’t happen.We can’t sit by and let our country be overrun by big-government Socialists like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden or members of the America-last caucus like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.

That is an impressive load the First Child is dumping on the political opposition. I’m guessing he was in a hurry and he forgot how much we want to erect a statue honoring Charles Manson. But let’s take one of his salient points and expand on it. “Hates the American flag and praises Antifa.” Who is it who hates the American flag and praises anti-American factions?

Don Jr., please send me another one of these. But wait until I finish laughing.

Breathtaking Inanity

Number 16 of a continuing series

This series is getting to be more fun than the law allows. Catch me if you can, but here comes some more. From my in-box:

DonaldJTrump.com <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com
May 23 at 12:38 PM

John,

While President Trump continues working day and night to Make America Great Again, Democrats continue to do the only thing they know how, OBSTRUCT.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have made it clear that ordering more bogus taxpayer-funded WITCH HUNTS is much more important to them than working on behalf of the American people.

Even after the Mueller Report totally EXONERATED President Trump, Nancy Pelosi said just this week that, “We believe the president of the United States is engaged in a cover-up.” She simply can’t accept the facts and is fishing in empty waters.

We have one quick question for you, John. Do you think Democrats should quit obstructing President Trump’s progress and end the Witch Hunt? President Trump wants to hear from you.

I love it when my president addresses me by my first name. He has not yet offered to pay me $130,000, but I’m patient.

There’s a lot in there, but I will leave it for readers to unpack. Here’s my favorite part: “Even after the Mueller Report totally EXONERATED President Trump…” By that definition I hope I never get so exonerated.

Manafort recalled that Trump responded that Manafort should keep Trump updated. Deputy campaign manager Rick Gates said that Manafort was getting pressure about[+ + + + +]information and that Manafort instructed Gates[+ + + + +]status updates on upcoming releases. Around the same time, Gates was with Trump on a trip to an airport [+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +]. and shortly after the call ended, Trump told Gates that more releases of damaging information would be coming. [+ + + + + + + + +] were discussed within the Campaign, and in the summer of, the Campaign was planning a communications strategy based on the possible release of Clinton emails by WikiLeaks.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

Trump called White House Lawyer Don McGahn in June 2017 and told him to tell the acting attorney general that Mueller had to be removed.

“McGahn did not carry out the direction, however, deciding that he would resign rather than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre,” Mueller’s team wrote, referring to the night when President Nixon ordered his attorney general to fire a special prosecutor, triggering a cascade of resignations.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

After Michael Cohen, his former lawyer and self-described fixer, pleaded guilty and implicated the president in a scheme to break campaign finance laws, Trump deemed him a “rat” and called for Cohen’s father-in-law to be investigated for unnamed crimes.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

Yes, Bob Mueller, please do not exonerate me.

Breathtaking Inanity

Number 15 of a continuing series

I receive these almost daily. They are among the things that get me out of bed in the morning. Let’s start with the first of two.

DonaldJTrump.com <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com
May 25 at 3:06 PM

John,

The FAKE NEWS media efforts to lie about all of President Trump’s incredible accomplishments aren’t fooling the American people.

A new poll just released shows President Trump’s approval rating is the highest it’s been in over two years.

The Trump Presidency has led to rampant economic growth, millions of new jobs, and a foreign policy that puts America First. No wonder he’s so popular!

Golly! That is wonderful news, Mr. President. Who knows. Someday your popularity will approach 50%. But stop right there. If you would like to be popular with more than half of the population, then there is a way. It involves tar and feathers, but it would draw large crowds. Give it a thought.

Here’s number two.

Eric Trump <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com
May 25 at 10:08 AM

John,

If there’s one thing we can always count on from the Democrats and the FAKE NEWS media, it’s that they will ALWAYS lie to try and get ahead.

You’ve seen it. Every day, they spout lies about my father, my family, his administration, and the nation.

Remember when they attack President Trump, they’re really attacking YOU, John.

Eric Trump. Notice, Eric Trump. It’s not the president contacting me, it’s Eric Trump, second son of the president, and, as Wikipedia notes, head of the Trump criminal enterprise:

A fourth generation businessman (following his great-grandmother Elizabeth, grandfather Fred, and father), he currently serves as a trustee and executive vice president of The Trump Organization, running the company alongside his older brother Donald Jr. He also served as a boardroom judge on his father’s TV show The Apprentice.

Eric Trump is under United States Attorney for the District of Columbia‘s investigation along with Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump in their role their father’s inauguration.

Breathtaking!

Yes. Yes! The Eric Trump who will in the future appear before us in an orange jump suit has contacted me to warn about people spreading lies and FAKE NEWS and soon to be attacking me personally.

This site is, if nothing else, fair. To that end I present some of the FAKE NEWS the second son has advised about.

All right. That’s enough of the FAKE NEWS for today. Eric, let me know when they schedule your sentencing date. I will be there for you.

Codswallop 201

Number 7 in a series

Maybe I should change the title of this series. By now the codswallop has reached postgraduate level. For continuity I will stick with 201. Here is something about Hillsdale College from Wikipedia:

Hillsdale College is a private college in Hillsdale, Michigan. Founded in 1844 by devout abolitionists known as Free Will Baptists, it has a liberal arts curriculum that is based on the Western heritage as a product of both the Greco-Roman culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition. Hillsdale requires every student, regardless of major, to complete a core curriculum that includes courses on the Great Books, U.S. Constitution, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Since the late 20th century, the college has been one of several in the U.S. that declines to accept federal financial support, instead depending entirely on private donations.

That sounds fair enough as far as it goes. Most recently under the leadership of Larry P. Arnn the public face of the college has come to embrace the seamiest side of American politics, going the full monty for right wing American ideology and particularly for the Donald Trump. This is apparent from the selection of speakers the college hosts and from the editorial content of their newsletter Imprimis. Here is a recent presentation:

Russian Collusion?

Mollie Hemingway
Senior Editor, The Federalist

Mollie Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist and a Fox News contributor. She received her B.A. from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has been a Philips Foundation Journalism Fellow, a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy, and a Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Journalism at Hillsdale College. She has written for numerous publications, including The Wall Street JournalThe Washington Post, and Christianity Today, and is the author of Trump vs. the Media.

he following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 7, 2017, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.

We keep being told that President Trump is not normal. This much has been blindingly obvious. He had never run for office or otherwise served in a public capacity. He has been accused, not without reason, of breaking all manner of political norms. America’s most nontraditional president was never going to conduct business as usual from the West Wing. Less than a year into his first term, he has already caused much anguish in Washington. This should be no surprise—while running for office Trump repeatedly promised to “drain the swamp” and shake things up. Americans knew who they were voting for, and history will judge the results.

That said, Trump’s nascent presidency has coincided with perhaps the greatest violation of political norms this country has ever seen—a violation that has nothing to do with Trump’s behavior. Since the election last November, there has been a sustained, coordinated attack on Trump’s legitimacy as president following his victory in a free and fair election. This has the potential to cause far more lasting damage to America than Trump’s controversial style.

Democratic operatives and their media allies attempted to explain Trump’s victory with a claim they had failed to make stick during the general election: Trump had nefarious ties to Russia. This was a fertile area for allegations, if for no other reason than that Trump had been reluctant to express criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin. By contrast, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly condemned Russia’s 2011 elections, saying they were “neither free nor fair” and expressing “serious concerns” about them. She publicly called for a full investigation while meeting with top Russian officials. This made Putin livid. “Mr. Putin said that hundreds of millions of dollars in ‘foreign money’ was being used to influence Russian politics, and that Mrs. Clinton had personally spurred protesters to action,” The New York Times reported.

You wanna embrace the golden calf?
Ankle, and thigh, and upper half?
Here it is!
I mean, here it is!

We can only guess Millie Hemingway was awash in the Kool-Aid at the time. To be fair, the speech was presented in September 2017, barely seven months into the Trump presidency. However, this was long after the crimes of the Trump administration had become manifest, including the revelation President Trump’s national security advisor had been working back deals with the Russian government and had lied about it when questioned by the FBI. This was also months after President Trump fired FBI director James Comey when the Director refused to back off on the investigation of fired Director Michael Flynn. In the intervening months much additional has emerged, detailing the corruption of Donald Trump and also his administration. You might think Hillsdale, and by association Larry Arnn, would have moderated its support in light of the knowledge. You would be wrong. I was alerted to this Imprimis item by the following sponsored post on my Facebook feed.

What is impossible to escape is the once-reputable Hillsdale College has become a sounding board for the most corrupt administration in our history. We can wonder how future studies at Hillsdale will treat this period of the school’s history.

Breitbart Mentality

Number 9

No surprise—I subscribe to Breitbart News. Stuff drops into my in-box almost daily, some of it most interesting—such as the above. Their RINO Watch feature details Republicans who don’t tow the line, hence RINO—Republican In Name Only.

I need to pause for a moment. Who is to say who is a Republican and who is not? Apparently Breitbart has taken on the task. Here they conclude Republican Congressman Justin Amash, representing Michigan’s 3rd District is not a real Republican. How does Breitbart reach this conclusion? I’m guessing from the headline the Congressman is not a true Republican because he sees real crime in what the president is doing. Here’s an excerpt from the story:

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the first congressional Republican to accuse President Donald Trump of engaging in “impeachment” acts, doubled down Monday, claiming those who assert the president did not commit any crimes are relying on “several falsehoods.”

In a series of tweets, Amash claimed special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on now-debunked collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russa did, in fact, reveal the president acted illegally, arguing that “obstruction of justice does not require the prosecution of an underlying crime.”

That is a most surprising conclusion, considering the Twitter post they quote:

People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation—and therefore cannot be impeached—are resting their argument on several falsehoods:

As our president is fond of saying, “No confusion, no collusion.” Congressman Amash does not mention collusion in his post. So where does Breitbart pull “collusion” out of all this? Don’t ask me to go there. This is not the real world. This is Breitbart Mentality at work.

The Golden Shower

Number 37 of a Series

A couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

The salacious accounts of Donald Trump’s activities in a Moscow hotel room are not directly related to this story, but the uproar surrounding the Steele Dossier adds some background:

However, there were other aspects to TRUMP’s engagement with the Russian authorities. One which had borne fruit for them was to exploit TRUMP’s person  obsessions and sexual perversion in order to  obtain suitable ‘kompromat’ (compromising material) on him. According to Source D, where s/he had been present, TRUMP’s perverted) conduct in Moscow included hiring the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew president and Mrs OBAMA (whom he hated) had stayed on  one of their official trips to Russia, and defiling the bed where they had slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him. the hotel was known to be under FSB control  with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything they wanted to.

Apparently, this research, developed as part of an endeavor to dig up dirt on prospective candidate Trump, rippled forward from that time like a row of falling dominoes, culminating in the assignment of a special counsel to investigate Russian activities related to the 2016 election and ultimately to a report from that investigation released in March:

Cohen recalled speaking with Trump after the press conference about Trump’s denial of any business dealings in Russia, which Cohen regarded as untrue.1326 Trump told Cohen that Trump Tower Moscow was not a deal yet and said, “Why mention it if it is not a deal?”1327 According to Cohen, at around this time, in response to Trump’s disavowal of connections to Russia, campaign advisors had developed a “party line” that Trump had no business with Russia and no connections to Russia.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

If you can imagine this you can imagine Donald Trump paying prostitutes to pee on a bed. My imagination is vivid.

This is your president speaking.

Number 209 in a series

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

OK, so after two years of hard work and each party trying their best to make the other party look as bad as possible, it’s time to get back to business. The Mueller Report strongly stated that there was No Collusion with Russia (of course) and, in fact, they were rebuffed…..

…at every turn in attempts to gain access. But now Republicans and Democrats must come together for the good of the American people. No more costly & time consuming investigations. Lets do Immigration (Border), Infrastructure, much lower drug prices & much more – and do it now!

Come together?

We will come together when we see you in an orange jump suit. And don’t drop the soap.

Breathtaking Inanity

Number 12 of a continuing series

This is what the American government has come to. Attorney General William Barr, nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate under control of the Republican Party, has closed down the Justice Department into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and attempts by the Trump administration and others to suppress the investigation. This with the delivery of the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Before making the Mueller report available for public (and congressional) consumption, General Barr delivered a public brief that sought mightily to exonerate Mr. Trump and others. Once the Mueller Report became public it was apparent that General Barr vastly overstepped the facts in his assessment of the report. On 1 May General Barr testified before a Senate committee, which includes a number of Democratic senators, one of them being Senator Maize Hirono of Hawaii. Senator Hirono was not withholding in her assessment of General Barr’s actions and his character. This from CNS News:

Mr. Barr, now the American people know that you are no different from Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway or any of the other people who sacrificed their once-decent reputation for the grifter and liar who sits in the oval office.

You once turned down a job offer from Donald Trump to represent him as his private attorney. at your confirmation hearing, you told Sen. Feinstein that, quote, the job of attorney general is not the same as representing, end quote, the president.

So you know the difference but you’ve chosen to be the president’s lawyer and side with him over the interest of the American people.

To start with, you should never have been involved in supervising the Robert Mueller investigation. You wrote a 19-page, unsolicited memo, which you admit was not based on any facts, attacking the premise of half the investigation and you also should have insisted that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recuse himself. He wasn’t just a witness to some of the president’s obstructive behavior. We now know he was in frequent, personal contact with the president, a subject of the investigation. you should have left it to career officials.

Then once the report was delivered by the special counsel, you delayed its release for more than two weeks. You let the president’s personal lawyers look at it before you even deemed to let congress or the public see it. During the time you substituted your special counsel’s legal conclusion in a four-page letter to congress. And now we know, thanks to a free press, that Mr. Mueller wrote you a letter, objecting to your so-called summary.

When you called Mueller to discuss his letter, the reports are that he thought your summary was giving the press, Congress, and the public a misleading impression of his work. He asked you to release the report summaries to correct the misimpression you created, but you refused.

When you finally did decide to release the report over a congressional recess and on the eve of two major religious holidays, you called a press conference to once again try to clear Donald Trump before anyone had a chance to read the special counsel’s report and come to their own conclusions. But when we read the report, we knew Robert Mueller’s concerns were valid and that your version of events was false.

You used every advantage of your office to create the impression that the president was cleared of misconduct. You selectively quoted fragments from the special counsel’s report, taking some fo the most important statements out of context and ignoring the rest.

You put the power and authority of the office of the attorney general and the Department of Justice behind a public relations effort to help Donald Trump protect himself.

Finally, you lied to Congress. You told Rep. Charlie Crist that you didn’t know what objections Mueller’s team might have to your march 24th so-called summary. You told Sen. Chris Van Hollen that you didn’t know if Bob Mueller supported your conclusions, but you knew. You lied. And now we know.

A lot of respected nonpartisan legal experts and elected officials were surprised by your efforts to protect the president. But I wasn’t surprised. You did exactly what I thought you’d do. That’s why I voted against your confirmation. I suspected protect the president and, indeed, you did.

In 1989 — this isn’t something you hadn’t done before — in 1989 when you refused to show Congress an OLC opinion that led to the arrest of Manuel Noriega. In 1992 when you recommended pardons for the subjects of the Iran-contra scandal. And last year, when you wrote the 19-page memo telling Donald Trump a president can’t be guilty of obstruction of justice and then didn’t recuse yourself from the matter.

From the beginning, you are addressing an audience of one. That person being Donald Trump. That’s why before the bombshell news of yesterday evening, 11 of my Senate colleagues and I called on the Department of Justice inspector general and office of professional responsibility to investigate the way you have handled the Mueller report. I wanted them to determine whether your actions then complied with the department’s practices and policies and whether you had demonstrated sufficient impartiality to continue to oversee the 14 other criminal matters that the special counsel referred to in other parts — to other parts of the department of justice.

But now we know more about your deep involvement in trying to cover up for Donald Trump. Being attorney general of the United States is a sacred trust. You have betrayed that trust. America deserves better. You should resign.

If you read much of this blog, you will know CNS News is a conservative mouthpiece that seeks to protect us from liberal bias in the mainstream media. To wit, “The liberal media are terrified of the truth, especially when it leads to uncomfortable questions about their own leftist worldview. CNSNews covers the stories that the liberal media are afraid to touch. It drives the national debate through real, honest journalism — not by misrepresenting or ignoring the facts.” Which leads one to wonder exactly what service CNS provides, since all of the above is available from the “liberal media.” What CNS did not show us was what followed the above remarks. Senator Hirono continued with:

I have some questions for you.

See? They left out the fun part. Senator Hirono stripped AG Barr down to his shorts, and then she announced she had some question she wanted him to answer. The woman has balls.

It was Federal Judge John E. Jones III who introduced me to the phrase “breathtaking inanity.” In 2005 he presided over a case involving some creationists who sought to promote religious dogma in a public school. As the trial progressed it became apparent to the judge and to all who observed that two creationists involved in the defense had made glaring misrepresentations under oath. His 139-page verdict contains the following language:

Those who disagree with our holding will likely mark it as the product of an
activist judge. If so, they will have erred as this is manifestly not an activist Court.
Rather, this case came to us as the result of the activism of an ill-informed faction
on a school board, aided by a national public interest law firm eager to find a
constitutional test case on ID, who in combination drove the Board to adopt an imprudent and ultimately unconstitutional policy. The breathtaking inanity of the
Board’s decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which
has now been fully revealed through this trial. The students, parents, and teachers
of the Dover Area School District deserved better than to be dragged into this legal
maelstrom, with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources.

You want breathtaking inanity? I will give you breathtaking inanity. Here is breathtaking inanity. From South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham:

After her time ran out, Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said, “You have slandered this man from top to bottom. If you want more of this you’re not going to get it.”

Yes, you spotted it. Slander must, by definition, be dishonest. But Senator Graham apparently has no sense for the dishonest. Positively breathtaking.

The Awful Truth

Number 7 in a Series

From the Mueller Report, page 13:

The Russian contacts consisted of business connections, offers of assistance to the Campaign, invitations for candidate Trump and Putin to meet in person, invitations for Campaign officials and representatives of the Russian government to meet, and policy positions seeking improved U.S.-Russian relations. Section IV of this Report details the contacts between Russia and the Trump Campaign during the campaign and transition periods, the most salient of which are summarized below in chronological order.

Make America Great Again.

People Unclear

This is number 79 of a series

I’m beginning to love these. I get one almost every day. Here’s the most recent:

Donald J. Trump <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.com
Apr 19 at 6:08 PM
John,Every year, the Corrupt Media holds a total snoozefest White House Correspondents dinner where they thrive off their negativity and hatred towards me and my Administration.

On April 27th, while the Liberal Elites mingle with the Corrupt Media, I’ll be holding an EPIC rally in Wisconsin with REAL AMERICAN PATRIOTS.

I would truly love to join the president’s EPIC rally in Wisconsin, and I would make the trip if I could be assured I would have a chance to meet REAL AMERICAN PATRIOT patriot Natalia Veselnitskaya.

The Apple and the Tree

The distance is measured in millimeters. This is number 3.

I have commented previously on former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee:

Thus spake Mike Huckabee’s interpretation of American history. I presume this sprang from one of his more lucid moments. In other parts of his life Mike Huckabee, former candidate for United States president, has expressed a belief in the supernatural:

He has claimed that angels guide his bullets when he hunts. Seriously.

“I decided that one way or another, this hunt is about to be over, because I can’t stand any more of this cold. And somehow by the grace of God, when I squeezed the trigger, my Weatherby .300 Mag., which has got to be the greatest gun, I think, ever made in the form of a rifle — for my sake in hunting, I’ve never squeezed the trigger and not gotten something — did its work and somehow the angels took that bullet and went right to the antelope, and my hunt was over in a wonderful way.”

Yeah, Governor Huckabee has a loose association with the truth. All of which brings me to the topic of today, namely that the fruit does not fall very far from the tree. White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, offspring of the governor, seems to have inherited the notion that truth is a sometime thing.

The screen shot from CBS News at the top shows Sanders being questioned by reporter Steve Portnoy. The president, Sanders’ boss, has recently fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently due to the director’s persistence in investigating nefarious activities of the president and his staff. The president at one point observed the cause for dismissal was this “Russia thing,” but when that notion crashed and burned he shifted to another narrative. James Comey was ruinous to morale at the Bureau, and his dismissal was necessary for the good of all.

Portnoy and most others observed otherwise. Comey was a popular director, recognized for his genuine support of the rank and file agents and staff. Portnoy quoted an FBI agent as saying, “The vast majority of the Bureau is in favor of Directory Comey, [his firing] is a total shock, this is not supposed to happen ….” Sanders’ response is surprising. From page 72 of “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election,” produced by special prosecutor Robert Mueller, we have Sanders responding:

Look, we’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things.

The Mueller Report expanded on that—again on page 72:

Following the press conference, Sanders spoke to the President, who told her she did a good job and did not point out any inaccuracies in her comments. Sanders told this Office that her reference to hearing from “countless members of the FBI” was a “slip of the tongue .” She also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Corney was a comment she made “in the heat of the moment” that was not founded on anything.

First off, I am glad there is no need for us to accept a new definition of “countless.” Personally, I have too many already. So, the fruit of Huckabee was flustered and misspoke. That’s understandable. We have all done something like that. I mean, I have on occasion. A mere slip of the tongue.

Actually more like a slip of the yoke of morality. From a news item in The Washington Post:

The claim from Sanders about a groundswell of FBI types applauding the firing of Comey sounded implausible enough that reporters kept badgering the deputy press secretary on the matter. The day after her assertion about “countless” employees, Sanders was asked to square her own assessment with that of McCabe before Congress. Her answer:

MS. SANDERS: Well, I can speak to my own personal experience. I’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that are grateful and thankful for the President’s decision. And I think that we may have to agree to disagree. I’m sure that there are some people that are disappointed, but I certainly heard from a large number of individuals — and that’s just myself — and I don’t even know that many people in the FBI.

Another round:

Q And one last question, just to follow up on the FBI thing. And I’m not trying to be overly combative here, but you said now today, and I think you said again yesterday, that you personally have talked to countless FBI officials, employees, since this happened.

MS. SANDERS: Correct.

Q I mean, really? So are we talking —

MS. SANDERS: Between like email, text messages — absolutely.

Q Like 50?

MS. SANDERS: Yes.

Q Sixty, seventy?

MS. SANDERS: Look, we’re not going to get into a numbers game. I mean, I have heard from a large number of individuals that work at the FBI that said that they’re very happy with the President’s decision. I mean, I don’t know what I else I can say.

Yes, Mrs. Sanders. What can you say about that? I know what I can say about that. You are a lying twit of the first order and possessing the morals of a street corner pimp. What kind of family environment produces such a person? What kind of president hires such a person to speak for him? What kind of electorate underwrites such a presidency? Have we come this low? Apparently we have.

This is your president speaking.

Number 207 in a series

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

The Mueller Report, which was written by 18 Angry Democrats who also happen to be Trump Haters (and Clinton Supporters), should have focused on the people who SPIED on my 2016 Campaign, and others who fabricated the whole Russia Hoax. That is, never forget, the crime…..

….Since there was no Collusion, why was there an Investigation in the first place! Answer – Dirty Cops, Dems and Crooked Hillary!

Why is it the President of the United States keeps talking like a mobster who’s about to be indicted? Maybe we should look at some history.

Eighteen angry Democrats? Get a grip.