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Showing posts with label House of Representatives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label House of Representatives. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Take Out the Trash - Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

Take Out the Trash

You heard the impeachment managers from the House of Representatives, it is time for the Senate to do their work and clean out the oval office.

Donald J. Trump must go!

Sadly it is not likely to happen. The GOP has turned into a cult of personality, it is not the Grand Old Party anymore, it is now the Great Oligarchichal Party of America, completely unmoored from its founding as the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower.

It has become the party of anti-intellectual no-nothings, totally corrupt, self-dealing self-serving garbage, and we have to throw the bums out.

We all know that the republicans in the Senate are faithless, craven cowards. They have abandoned their oath of office, which they never meant to uphold, and they are planning to sell out the constitution for their personal short term political gain.

We must hold them accountable. If they are unwilling to hold Donald trump accountable, the rest of must hold them all accountable, take our country back, and uphold the rule of law.

This means we have to stick together.

We have to stay unified, all the way through the campaign season which is now in full swing.

We have to get behind and stay behind the candidate who captures the momentum, we have to stop letting our idealism get in the way of progress.

Let the republicans have their moment over the next few days, because it is their moment, and there is nothing we can do about it. Let them have it, they can stew in their garbage until the next election when we clear them all out in a clean sweep.

Remember people, this election year is a census year, and whoever control congress controls redistricting, if we let that slip away we give up the whole game for the next ten years.

Trump is getting to be acquitted, not in the interest of justice, but because fifty four Republican Senators are not able to bear witness to Trump’s corruption through the filters they have set up to blind themselves to their own.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Impeached - Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion


Something good happened this week in Washington D.C., it doesn’t matter what the motivation for it was. It was good and it doesn’t matter that the impeachment of Donald Trump was a partisan affair, though it is a stain on our societal-conscience that it had to be. What matters is that the man was impeached and that is good.

It was just.

Donald Trump conspired with a foreign adversary to win the presidency, he has been lying to the American people about that and many other things since before he took the oath of office.

He has committed many crimes since then, including fraud, perjury, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, obstruction of congress, and lying to the FBI, submitting false reports to congress, ordering federal agencies to lie to the American people and to produce false reports, and he is profiting from his office by receiving emoluments both from the States, and from foreign governments.

Donald Trump is corrupt to the core and it is good that he has been called to account.

We must do more.

Donald Trump has been protected from being indicted by a Department of Justice policy that does not have the force if law, He has been protected from being investigated for his crimes by his Attorney General, and so his impeachment in the house was the only path forward to hold him accountable.

Despite the best efforts of the Republicans in the House of Representatives the impeachment was passed. The majority of the American people want this man removed from office, but there are no republicans in congress who support it.

They must be voted out as well. Such feckless people cannot be allowed to have access to power. They have violated their trust and their oath of office.

Donald Trump is unworthy of the presidency. The Senate must hold him accountable, remove him from office and bar him from ever seeking to hold federal office again.

It is time for Republicans in the Senate to do the right thing, to stand up for principle, to stand up as patriots and put the orange menace out.

Tear the band-aid off and do it.

Strip Mitch Mc Connell of his office while you are at it, appoint a new majority leader, appoint someone committed to justice, to America, and to protecting our constitution.

Reject the tyrant and his minions, do it now.

Every day that Donald Trump remains in office he poses a threat to the security of the United States. Inauguration day 2021 is to far away.

Donald Trump has sold us out to our adversaries, weekend us on the world stage and he threatens to set the American people against each other in something like a civil war.

The time for action is now.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Impeach Him - Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

Impeach Him

I am not sure what is going on with the work that congress has undertaken to exercise oversight on the Trump administration, to investigate his lies and crimes, both before he took office and after.

There is a lot of ground to cover, and it makes no sense for the Democratic Party’s leadership in Congress to take impeachment off the table.

Clinton was impeached, though he was not removed from office he was impeached, and that is a permanent part of the record of his presidency.

Trump deserves no less.

Impeachment without removal from office is still impeachment, and the things this man has done, mark him as the most corrupt president in the history of the United States. The house of representatives needs to impeach him, regardless of whether the senate will toss him out of office.

The man has lied, suborned perjury, cheated, stolen, obstructed justice and abused power. He will into be indicted for his crimes while he occupies the oval office. Therefore he must be impeached.

Impeachment hearing must be held, it must be debated on the floor. Every congressperson must be forced to vote on it, and everyone in the senate has to be put on the record, stating unequivocally how much the value the principles of our democracy.

Speaker of the House Pelosi, and the rest of the leadership who are hedging, the just need to learn how to tell the story. Impeachment does not need to end with the Trump being expelled from office.

Impeaching Trump is step one and it is the responsibility of the House of Representatives. Expelling him from office is the responsibility of the Senate. If he is impeached and the senate elects to not throw him out, that is on the Senate. He will still have been impeached.

 Do it now.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Facebooking - Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion


A mentally disturbed, emotionally stunted wing-nut and fervent supporter of Donald Trump launched a bombing campaign last week. He targeted two former President’s of the United States, a former Vice President, a former Secretary of State, who was also T-Rumps opponent in the 2016 presidential campaign, which he won even though he lost the popular vote, and only because he had the help of a foreign adversary.

The bombing campaign also targeted a former Attorney General of the United States, two sitting United States Senators, one sitting and one former member of the House of Representative, one of whom was also a former head of the Democratic National Committee. He targeted a former Director of the CIA, and a former Director of National Intelligence, both of whom are critics of the T-Rump, and three other critics of the president, all of whom are prominent citizens but none of whom have ever held elected office.

This man espoused his love for T-Rump, and his vicious hate for the critics and opponents of T-Rump on Facebook Pages. One of his pages was called Kill George Soros, and another was called Kill all Socialists.

On the pages the man posted his hate speech and images of himself following T-Rump around the country, attending rallies, and basking in orange glow of the fake president.

It is utterly disgraceful that Facebook allowed this man, or any to operate pages with names like that.

What is wrong with Mark Zuckerberg?

We all know that this man is completely amoral, the story of how he stole Facebook from his classmates who originally developed it is well documented. Through his theft he has become one of the richest men in the world, and he continues to steal from Facebook users every day. He steals our content, our pictures, our posts, our vital information, our identities, and he allows government agencies, foreign powers, big data mining operations, to take what they want of ours, with the benefit redounding to him, Mark Zuckerberg.

It is shameful and disgusting.

Facebook sent technical analysts to the T-Rump campaign, embedded themselves in it, to help T-Rump exploit the platform and eck out a victory, over and against the will of the American people.

Mark Zuckerberg gets cozy with oppressive governments and dictators all around the world, so that they can use his platform to suppress dissent, and propagate lies, all in Mark Zuckerberg’s quest for $$$.

Mark Zuckerberg is shameful and disgusting.

Facebook is more concerned with the suppression of photographs that might contains an image of a nipple, than they are with protecting our user data, promoting the responsible exchange of ideas, and civil discourse.

A nipple slip is bad, but why not Kill All Socialists?

I use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, but its algorithm does not really keep me in touch with them, it only connects me to a select group of them and this is not for my benefit, it is for the benefit of Facebook, it is what they think will most optimally monetize my activity.

I use Facebook to stay in touch with friends, to promote my writing (such as it is), but do I need it?

Can we do without Facebook?

I think we can.

Somebody needs to make a new platform, and leave hate and fear mongering Mark Zuckerberg to the wing-nuts and tin-can, two-bit dictators of the world.

Jefferson B., I am talking to you!