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Didn't say that I thought the distractions will work

Nowhere in what I wrote did I say that I thought Trump's distractions would work. They certainly won't work on Mueller.

My fear is that the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces will start a war to change the country's focus. If that happens you could see Mueller fired when the country decides that this sort of investigation is unpatriotic in time of war.


Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Aug 10, 2017, 08:34 PM (0 replies)

Poster is correct but fails to mention why Trump is doing what he's doing

The poster is absolutely correct. China will keep this from actually happening, but this is a treacherous fire they're playing with.

While I'm confident that China can rein in Kim Jong Un I'm not at all confident we can rein in our President.

He wants and needs his Reichstag fire, Tonkin Gulf, his justification for war...

He needs a war like a junkie needs a fix. This Russia issue is getting really real with the pre-dawn, no knock raid on Paul Manafort's house.

Trump is trying to stay one step ahead and throwing up more tweet shit every day. But the "fire and fury as the world has never seen" was a master stroke of distraction.

Nothing like the threat of imminent nuclear war to get everyone to look in some other direction than Mueller and the grand juries he's impaneled.

That Trump would go to this unthinkable well is proof positive that all of us that said he was completely unsuited to the office were spot on. It also underscores that this is a man who believes in nothing other than his money and his power and has no moral compass to guide him.

He is using the death of millions (maybe billions) and the destruction of the planet as a shield. There is nothing this cornered rat will not do--including using nuclear weapons.

While I'm not curled up in a fetal position sucking my thumb and whimpering I'm terrified at a very deep level. We have to rely on cooler heads to prevail. What a great time for the country to decide to host the most dangerous Amateur Hour ever.
Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Aug 10, 2017, 09:43 AM (2 replies)

Really puts it in perspective

Great post.

This kind of cynical triangulating is what leaves so many unable to see much difference between Republicans and Democrats.

We need to be a party that is completely unlike the opposition.

Being against reproductive choice tells me that you are not on board with the party platform.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Aug 4, 2017, 02:07 PM (0 replies)

I'm a golfer

I've been playing since I was 9 and I can't help but love the game.

I've always loathed Trump ever since I made the mistake of watching the first season of The Apprentice. He proved to me again that he is utterly without redeeming features.

I read this article yesterday and let me state something obvious to me. Trump is not a golfer. He is someone that plays a golf-like game.

While he can drive the ball well and reportedly putts pretty well he isn't playing golf. Anyone that has played the game for awhile knows that it isn't a game of do-overs and that that reported low single digit handicap he boasts of is a vanity handicap.

I've taken a lot of money from competitors that had a vanity handicap by agreeing to the bet but only if the rules are followed to the letter (they had to play in my group). No mulligans, no gimmies, lost balls played as lost balls etc.. These guys that said they shot in the low 80s watched their scores soar into the high 90s while I shot my 84 or 85. I always played by the rules because that is the genius of the game. Almost anyone with decent eye hand coordination can hit some good shots. But can you string together one good shot after another, recover well from your mistakes, and keep your head in the game for the full 18? It isn't easy. To make it easy you have to cheat.

And that is what this piece tells me. Trump cheats. At golf, at business, and at politics. Finally it looks like it might catch up to him and his criminal family.

BTW, the grab'em by the pussy thing disgusted me but I was not surprised. But when I saw the clip of him driving a golf cart on the green I was utterly shocked. No real golfer would do that (whether they own the course or not). It showed an overall lack of respect for the game, for his membership, and for the revered norms of the game.

Why this shocked me I don't know. It's just another norm being ignored. This kind of ignorant, unthinking, uncaring behavior is why he'll never be invited to join Augusta, Pine Valley, Shinnecock...

Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Aug 4, 2017, 02:02 PM (1 replies)

Like a strange hybrid folk tale

What is going on now is like some strange hybrid folktale that's a combination of "the boy who cried Wolf" and "the emperor has no clothes".

Over the months it has become abundantly clear that you can't take seriously anything this man says. He'll lie about the most trivial things. He spent so much time planning himself on the back it's amazing that both the shoulders are dislocated. He absolutely fits with what the Republican Party has been doing for 40 years or more they just make up shit that supports whatever position they want to take at the time. Trump just does it more
obviously.

It is a testament to the stupidity of the American public that the Republicans have gotten away with it all these decades. But I think, as they say, the chickens maybe coming home to roost. Trump has managed to underscore that much of what is being said is just purely lies.

Could we be waking up from our fever dream where cutting taxes leads to such incredible economic growth that the deficit shrinks, where armies of the damned mass just south of Harlingen, and whites will resume their thrones to lord over the poor browns.

Few are buying the bullshit any longer. Even the Republicans seem to be waking up to the horrifying conclusion that they actually have to govern and that Trump is just a distraction. He is just going to keep on tweeting and every month or so he'll have a rally to refill his deflating ego.

I think some of them are beginning to hope that he just goes away.


Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Aug 3, 2017, 12:36 PM (0 replies)

That is so horrible

My sympathies go out to you and your spouse.

Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Aug 2, 2017, 10:53 AM (0 replies)

Privilege deforms the spirit

Trump has no self awareness and can't possibly understand how revealing his constant blurtings are...

Now that he is old and his face is fleshy it is easy to see the spoiled toddler he was--understanding very early that he could get away with everything and that the people who worked for his parents were frightened of him because he held their livelihood in his fat little hands.

What a grotesque occupies the White House.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Aug 2, 2017, 10:51 AM (0 replies)

At the heart of every problem we face lies overpopulation.

It doesn't matter which problem you look at, global warming, deforestation, environmental degradation of all types, the chaos and bloodletting in the Middle East, the 6th major extinction--it all ties back to overpopulation.

When I was in college back in the 70s a lot of us talked about it and read books about it and tried to figure out how to address it. China even tried to do something about it. India chose to do nothing. So, now India is the most populous planet on the globe and China has dropped their one child policy ( The one child policy was a very dictatorial ham-fisted approach to spiraling overpopulation that had some very strange side effects in their society).

The truth is staring us in the face is that there are just too damn many of us. The problem of overpopulation is absolutely unsolvable when you couple that with fundamentalist religions that demand their followers breed without restraint.

Scientists are warning us that the system is blinking red. We are on unsustainable path. We are using far more resources than the world can supply and we're doing it in a very very short period of time.



Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Jul 31, 2017, 06:42 PM (0 replies)

Huckabee confirms (again) that he is complete fool and anti-American

His lovely daughter didn't fall far from the tree. Ole Mikey is always a blathering idiot. I'm surprised that Trump hasn't given him a job too.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Jul 28, 2017, 06:19 PM (0 replies)

Think I predicted this yesterday

Trump will now start hammering on the filibuster. Even though, in this case, the filibuster didn't cause the defeat (it was a straight up loss).

However, avoidance of the filibuster, is what led to the structure of the bill (whatever it was called in its final iteration).

McConnel really doesn't want to give that up though. I don't think Trump has much stroke with the Senate right now.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Jul 28, 2017, 01:10 PM (0 replies)
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