Well….House dems have announced that the articles of impeachment against the criminal trump are going to be released today and I’m not sure how I feel about that…I know he has earned them many, many times over but if they are only going to have three articles as the reporting says, I don’t think that describes the depth of the criminality of this asshole and the damage he and his cronies have done to our country. And, what’s the hurry? I know that the dems want to play this straight and work the process as transparently as possible but there is more and more information coming out every day that should be added to these articles and to have them only include three counts gives the repubs a talking point that he only did three things wrong and everyone makes mistakes….so it’s not such a big deal…shredding the constitution is a big frickin deal but I don’t see the pushback that should be happening with something this serious…like hauling everyone who is stonewalling the investigation into the house and compelling them to tesify…so what if it will take into next year for the cases to get through the courts? Time is on our side and we should be playing hardball with every damn one of these criminals…and now we see that not forcing testimony has become a repub talking point over the past couple of days….with them saying if trump’s criminality is so serious, why haven’t the dems forced people to testify? Feeding into the false narrative that the impeachment is all political and trump is a misunderstood angel….so, I guess we’ll see later this morning how the dems are going to roll all the criminality into the articles…and I hope they do their jobs to expose and explain why this can’t stand…or this country is gone….
Well…not sure if you saw this in the news over the weekend, but I think it’s a story that needs a little more attention so I thought I’d give it a little here. Earlier this year, there was a huge pushback against Amazon and it’s efforts to extort the people of New York for billions of dollars to locate one of it’s headquarters there…it was was reported that the cost would be over 3 billion dollars in bribe money to get them to come…but, AOC and many people in NY said no…they were not going to buy jobs on the back of the people and they rebelled at the disclocation of thousands of people and businesses that the project would hurt. There was a huge outcry by the usual suspects that AOC didn’t care about the people and that now Amazon’s 25K projected jobs would be lost…where they got that figure is still a mystery since Amazon only projected 700 jobs in the first year of the project and that maybe over 20 or 30 years it “might” mean that there MAY be more jobs coming…just as in every damn project like this…nothing but promises. So, the city rejected the project and the corporate welfare that came with it, but guess what? Yep, Amazon just announced that they are bringing 1500 jobs to NYC anyway…without the people having to buy those jobs and they are leasing in an area that won’t displace the low income people that their original plan would have….gee…I wonder who was right here? The repub hand wringers who were championing the giveaway to their rich buddies or a rep who was thinking about the people she represents? I hope this is not the only successful rejection of corporate welfare and maybe it will be a trend? These subsidies or extortions have been going on too long and left a trail of broken promises and theft that shows that if everyone rejects these projects, maybe corporations will start paying their fair share and we can get back to sanity where the rich don’t get to continue to steal from the rest of us….we can hope…
Well…you would think that will all of the shit that is ready to hit the fan with Rudy Giuliani and his part in the extortion of Ukraine for his boss the idiot boy, that he would be laying low and not doing even more crimes…..if you think that, you are wrong, wrong, wrong. Ole Rudy is back at it, crisscrossing Europe meeting with every damn disgraced “prosecutor” and Putin toady trying to make what’s false true and support the right wing conspiracy theories that the Bidens were guilty of everything bad that has happened in the past 50 years including killing Jimmy Hoffa. I have a word for the SDNY and it’s investigators…get those damn charges that you are going to charge Rudy with on the fast track and lock his ass up so he can’t do any more damage to the country by his international crime spree. It’s just so damn ridiculous that all of us are going to pay the price for this un-elected asshole’s meddling in the world that could just lead to Russia increasing their attacks on Ukraine since Rudy is telegraphing that the only thing the US cares about is political bullshit that helps trump….I have just had enough of this crap…we are not the US of trump….geez…
Well…cripes, is everyone in trump’s orbit a damn racist asshole? It sure looks like it with the screed that William Barr delivered the other day in a speech…saying that there are some “communities” that need to cooperate and support the police more or they may just not have any police at all. Yeah, my jaw dropped too with the not even thinly veiled threat against communities of color who have been abused by police since the Jim Crow era and whose abuse continues to this day…and now ole Barr wants them to be appreciative for being abused? Coming from any political party but the completely corrupt repubs, this would have resulted in huge calls for Barr to resign immediately…but not the modern repubs…nope…Barr’s screed was met with nothing but silence by repubs and the media who reported this incident on the back pages…what the hell is it going to take to get rid of Barr? Lying to congress didn’t do it, running all over the world trying to get someone to support stupid conspiracy theories didn’t do it…and now being overtly racist isn’t doing it…I just can’t anymore….
Well…with another performance by the idiot trump on the world stage where he embarrassed our country with his non-stop whining and attacks on the US and its representatives, is there any question why the rest of the world leaders laughed at him at a reception? This time it was even caught on video where their disdain for trump and his antics was on full display…and, according to multiple news reports, this is not the first time this has happened…at every summit, presidents and PM’s are doing everything they can to not talk to trump or, in the case of the almost as ridiculous Boris Johnson, to not have his picture taken with idiot boy since he knows it will cost him in the election that is scheduled for a couple of weeks from now. Do you know what the whiny baby’s reaction to the world laughing at him was? He called Macron names and then skipped his last conference, ran to his plane and ran away…the big, tough trump ran away because the other kids were mean to him….what a petulant little baby trump is…and this is the baby that the repubs think is the greatest leader in their party…well, looking at the rest of them, maybe he is…geez….
Well…just a short one on a funny bit of karma doing it’s thing against rudy and the big orange idiot…as you know, or at least I hope you know, that idiot boy trump is being impeached for extorting Ukraine into ginning up some “evidence” of wrongdoing by the Bidens there…and ole rudy has been all over trying to get officials there to help with the conspiracy under the guise of “fighting corruption”…okay, here’s where it gets funny, to me at least, just the past few days every damn one of the people in the government that rudy has been conspiring with have been fired by the new president of the country…and guess what for? Corruption! Now, when they say that Karma is a bitch I guess it’s one bitch that trump can’t move on…okay, that one even made me laugh a little….
Well….god, I wonder if the idiot trump ever gets tired of being a big, whiny baby? With the impeachment hearings moving over to the Judiciary Committee this week and the perfectly reasonable invitation of chair Jerry Nadler for trump and his lawyers to come and participate to defend trump, all we got from the whiny baby and his lawyers was a letter Sunday saying that they wouldn’t come…I guess they realize that Devin Nunes or Jim Jordan aren’t going to be in charge and trump would really have to answer to the facts that he committed multiple crimes and not just get fluffed by his moronic minions. But, what this invitation does is put to rest the talking point that the “process” is unfair to trump and he doesn’t get to defend himself…hey, idiots…you had your chance to come and refute the evidence and you chose talking points instead…and that just isn’t going to cut it when more and more of the facts come out….and I think it’s funny that not one repub has come out to refute the facts that trump is a criminal committing daily crimes by obstructing the investigation…because they can’t…facts are facts and trump’s cronies can only whine about the fact that they don’t think crimes are crimes, and anyway, a repub president can do whatever he wants and it is just peachy keen with them….so, keep piling up the felonies just as long as the sweet, sweet Russian cash keeps rolling in to their campaigns….they are going to have to pay at some point….
Well…as we watch the impeachment proceedings that have already revealed that the idiot trump has committed multiple felonies while in office and before…and as Mitch McConnell has made it clear that he will not allow trump to be convicted in the senate no matter what the evidence is or how much he has betrayed the country, the dems need to come up with a new strategy that will guarantee that trump pays the price for his crimes after the repubs can no longer protect him. Now, I have never seen such a corrupt party as the repubs now are in my long life…so it left up to us to make sure that whoever comes next sees that, while it may take a long time, they will not be allowed to commit crimes with impunity. I propose that we use the impeachment inquiry as a grand jury that will gather evidence that will then be given to prosecutors across the country to bring charges against trump and his minions after they are out of office…and we need to make the country aware that, if it wasn’t for the cult of trump that the repubs are willing members of, idiot boy would be convicted in the senate and removed from office. One component of of this action would be a letter from Jerry Nadler to trump telling him that this is what is going to happen and that there is not a damn thing trump can do about it since it is within the power of the House committees to release whatever evidence they want to whomever they want. One last thing that need to be shouted to the heavens is that ALL repubs who have decided to not uphold their oaths of office are part of this conspiracy and just as guilty as trump…we need to play hardball to make sure trump knows he isn’t going to get away with all of his crimes…
Well…even with the despair that most of the country feels as trump and his criminal cronies get away with committing crimes every day, there are small bits of news that offer some hope that our institutions are going to strike back with the rule of law….and that happened Monday when a federal court judge ruled that yes, Don McGahn has to testify in the impeachment investigation (or this one is from the Mueller investigation) and the judge went on to say that no one is above the law or a king who can just do whatever the hell he wants…and the opinion went on for 120 pages where the judge tried to teach trump and his cronies what the constitution says about the separation of powers and that the legislative branch is well within it’s rights described in the constitution to conduct oversight of the executive branch. But, that little hope is tempered by the fact that trump and his enablers have put so many shitty judges on the bench that most of them don’t even know what the constitution says and those folks are the ones who will be deciding the case when the inevitable appeal hits the courts…and, of course, with Kavanaugh on the supreme court, trump really could shoot someone on 5th avenue and he and the rest of the conservatives would say that it’s just perfectly fine and a president can do anything without consequence. So, where does that leave us? We need to vote, vote, vote to throw these criminals out in 2020 and then our task will be to restore the rule of law and codify that yes, a sitting president can be indicted if there is evidence of a crime…just like anyone else….
Well….as the repubs continue to cheat to win elections and to rig the votes through gerrymandering, the judicial system has come through to protect the citizen initiative for fairly drawn districts. Just yesterday, a federal judge dismissed the repubs lawsuit that tried to get the non-partisan redistricting commission law thrown out even though 61% of the people here in Michigan voted for it…showing that the repubs don’t give a damn about the people of Michigan’s wishes but just hanging on to power any way they can….and the only way they can is to cheat since fairly drawn districts would put them out of power possibly permanently…or until they become a party that actually cares what the people want…and that is not more tax cuts for the rich that decimate the services that all of us depend on. So, of course you know how this is going to play out…the repubs will appeal and try to run out the clock so the commission can’t do it’s job for 2020 and the cheating districts that the repubs rigged will have to be used…isn’t anyone else tired of the repubs undermining our democracy for their own venal needs? I know I am and want every damn one of them gone….