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Why are Congressional Reps still supporting him?

There was something online a week or two ago about why the base continues to hang in there, and the explanation was along the lines of these people refusing to acknowledge making a mistake. I've known people like that, and they're not necessarily bad people, they just seem to have such a low opinion of themselves, or a heavy dose of insecurity, that they put up this shield that makes them unable to see themselves. A friend (who's a shrink) referred to it as a blind spot.

With politicians, it makes sense. They need to appear strong, both to their colleages and to the people who elected them, so admitting a mistake (or changing their mind) is deadly when it comes to the next election. And they want to get re-elected. So they huddle in there and support each other and hope like hell their constituents don't notice. They know the party will give them a security blanket, which is probably why they prefer their party over their country.

I like to think I'm better than this,

but every time I see a picture of one of several people in DC, my right hand automatically jumps up and flips them off.

Meghan McCain: the world will see America

as an unreliable ally.

Bullshit. Intelligent people out there will see this as a jackass move by the biggest jackass ever to stink up the Oval Office. America is just as reliable as ever, and should not get the blame for what this PoS and his asshole minions in Congress do.

Okay, rant over.

Recall the turtle!

Okay, recalling him may not work out, but the fact is, he's not doing his job. By sitting there and refusing to bring up House bills for a vote, he is slowing down or stopping the flow of government.

Yet he continues to fly under the radar.

This guy needs to be on the front page of every news outlet and called out for what he is: a disgrace to public service. Yeah, I know the other issue needs to get the bulk of the attention right now, but there are a lot of stories about other subjects out there. For piss' sake, even the Kardashians get more press than he does.

I'm going to start contacting my local media outlets and ask that they start giving him the attention he deserves.

How about you?

Okay, Congress, either shit or get off the pot.

If you're too timid or politically-focused or cowardly or just don't give a shit about your oaths of office and your nation, then get the hell out and let someone else do the job.

How much more shit are you going to let this so-called "administration" get away with? How can you sleep at night? How much more empty bullshit do you expect us to put up with?

Either shit or get off the pot.

I hope that when future historians write about this period

they don't just discuss that thing in the Oval Office. I hope they also write about all the assholes in Congress and elsewhere that have made this one of the darkest periods in US history.

I hope they mention them by name: McConnell, Ryan, Graham, right down the line. And I hope they include the assholes who helped feed it: Hannity, Carlson, and others.

I hope they all get their immortality of infamy.

Dems vs Reps: a replay of the Americans vs the British?

Somewhere back in history class, we were told that the main reason the Americans won the Revolution was their style of fighting. The British fought the battles the old European way, with ranks of soldiers lined up firing at each other. The Americans, however were fighting guerrila-style. The Americans won.

This is what I'm seeing in Congress: the Dems are being prim and proper and the Reps are kicking their asses. Might be time to go back to the history books.

Help with fact-finding, please: Obama and funerals

I know most of us are pissed off, but I'm really just looking for a bit of help with fact-finding here. Please no opinions or spitballs; we get enough of that already.

An old friend who's a Republican sent me another of his forwarded emails busting on Democrats. Generally I either look up the subject and send him links to disprove his email or ignore them, depending on how I feel. But two days ago he sent me one I really want to tear apart if possible, so I'm looking for some help.

Here are the points made in the mail:

1. Major General Harold Greene's body was returned to the US in 2014. Obama was golfing at the time, so he didn't attend the ceremony. Neither did the VP or the Secretary of Defense, and flags were not lowered to half-staff.

2. Four days later, Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, after robbing a convenience store and seriously injuring a police officer. Obama sent a three-person delegation to Brown's funeral.

3. When Margaret Thatcher died, Obama sent only a small low-level delegation to her funeral.

4. When Chris Kyle was killed, there was no expression of sympathy from the White House. Yet when Whitney Houston died of a drug overdose, Obama/Biden ordered flags to half-staff.

If this information is incorrect, I would like to send my friend links to the correct information. I'm looking online, but thought some of you might be able to help.

For extra points, I'd love to know how many military funerals T has attended.

Thanks so much.

Do people in this country have a gun fetish?

A couple of days ago I received a video clip about gun control from an old friend who happens to be a Republican. The argument was that mass shootings are a problem that goes beyond gun control. As I was responding to my friend just now, a thought hit me: do (some) people in this country just have a gun fetish?

I accept that some people like to hunt (I accept it, but I don't understand it) and that therefore they need rifles or shotguns. Okay.

I can understand that some people like target shooting, either as a competitive sport or as a hobby. Okay there too.

I can understand that some like to collect antique or unusual guns. Fine there also.

And I can understand that some feel that they need a gun or two for self-protection due to where they live. No problem there.

But what I don't get is the need for arsenals at home: multiple guns and a hoard of ammo, plus all the "tactical" gear and the "take it over my dead body" tattoos and T-shirts. Or open carry.

Is it just a fetish?

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