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grumpyduck's Journal
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October 1, 2020

Confirmation hearing question for Amy Barrett.

"Judge Barrett, you are under oath. Have you agreed, in any way, to help President Trump stay in office if he loses the election?"

Or words to that effect.

September 30, 2020

Pope refuses interview with Pompeo.

From Reuters:

The Vatican said on Wednesday it had denied a request from Mike Pompeo for an audience with Pope Francis, and accused the Secretary of State of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential election by denouncing its relations with China.
September 30, 2020

Some people thought the debate was great last night.

Those who can't (or refuse to) have a civilized conversation.

Those who feel inferior and therefore act superior.

Those who believe they're privileged - rules and such don't apply to them.

Those who were -- or still are -- bullies.

Those who believe everything on Fox and maybe Breitbart.*

Those who don't bother checking facts -- and wouldn't believe them anyway.

Those who are just angry all the time.

Those who have no respect for other people.

Those who don't know what they have until they lose it -- and then whine like hell.

* Gee, come to think of it, I have a second cousin whose niece's boyfriend's brother has a buddy who's selling some beautiful beachfront property about fifty miles north of Las Vegas. Nice warm sand, two and a half acres, and secluded. He inherited it from his grandfather and wants to sell it so he can go to Trump University's School of Medicine at Ft. Leavenworth KS. Maybe I should post an ad on Fox and see how many offers I get.

September 24, 2020

"Adam Schiff Urges Trump's Own Staff To Walk Out Now While They Can"

That's a headline from HuffPost, and I like that Schiff is planting ideas in all those admin minions. It's a subtle warning, but, given the way the polls are going, I hope some of those minions jump ship and create a bit more chaos in the so-called administration.

September 22, 2020

Fucker Carlson has got to go.

Now he's denigrating RBG.

It seems that PoS's whole purpose in life is to create talking points for the right-wingers so they have something else to be pissed off about. I'm all for freedom of the press, but this guy is just a highly-paid commentator and actively promoting hate and dissent. I'd love for him to get investigated and have something discovered that lands him in fucking prison for life.

September 22, 2020

Interesting documentary on silencing Patton last night.

This was on Amazon and titled "Silence Patton."

There's a theory that Patton's death "by car accident" was set up to keep him from spilling his guts about mistakes made during the war. While still in Europe, he had indicated that he would tell some stories when he got back here, and that Eisenhower, Bradley, and even FDR didn't want that to happen. For one thing, according to the doc, they wanted to forge an alliance with Russia because both countries were against the fascists.

Not sure where that goes, but it was an interesting watch.

September 22, 2020

Well, Nancy, Romney just pushed the button on the timer.

Now it's your move.

Show us what you can do.

September 21, 2020

I don't care what else Biden does, but

I think he needs to do something to make sure this disaster doesn't happen again.

I don't have a clue what that would be, but I'm sure there are enough legal minds in this nation that could come up with a solution.

September 19, 2020

Anyone watching Ratched on Netflix?

Just found out about it. I dunno... it sounds like just milking the Cuckoo's Nest premise, but I may be wrong.

OTOH, Sarah Paulson is probably great in the role.

September 19, 2020

Trumper car parade in my town just now.

Okay, they have the right to do so. No problem there.

But the noticeable thing is that the "vast majority" of the maybe 20-30 vehicles were pickups. As in only a couple of SUVs and one or two sedans.

Is this saying something?

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