Dude, You Gassed the Clergy

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They tear-gassed the group of peaceful protesters in front of St John’s Church along with clergy and other employees of the church handing out water and snacks.  The Feds then fired rubber bullets to clear out anyone left behind, all for an obscene photo-op of Donald holding something he clearly did not know what it was or how to use it.  I think it is time to quit pretending he is not mentally ill.

They were on Their Last Legs Anyway

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Just as the first US deaths from Covid-19 were occurring, Trump said it is no worse than the flu, it’s not about to trigger a recession, and the pandemic nonsense is a hoax.  The free press and Dems are just making stuff up to make him look bad.

Fast forward to 4/4/20 when O’Reilly is on Hannity’s show and the conversation turned to Covid-19.  Adept in propoganda as they are, they must have concluded the whole thing was not quite a hoax, but they couldn’t really own up to the seriousness of a pandemic.  O’Reilly chose the easy way out and said the number of deaths was way overstated, and those few who died were on their last legs anyway.  They yucked it up a bit, congratulated each other on how smart they were, then went home.

This might be a good opportunity for them to broadcast from one of the ICUs in the Bronx.  Where the ER personnel are starting to lose their shit, where they have two people per ventilator and they have rented refrigerated tractor trailers for the bodies.  No masks, no Hazmat suits, and bring your tool Trump.  After all, it’s a hoax.  Maybe go make fun of some of those miscreants on their last legs.  Or it might be a good time to actually own the garbage that comes out of your faces.  Attend funerals of some of the front line workers, maybe see what real human beings are like.  But that would not change anything.  There are no “It’s a Wonderful Life” moments, and that is how they will go to their graves.  I can’t change that, but that is probably a good thing anyway.  Despite my own defects of character, I have to believe I am nowhere near that monstrous, nor could I be around people who were.  You guys got what you wanted.  Choke on it, motherfuckers.

Mine! All mine!!

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Jared said the stockpile of medical supplies, including respirators and PPE, was not the states’ stockpile, but “ours”.  Naturally, I thought he meant it was the Fed’s inventory to manage and distribute to the states.  I was sadly mistaken.  “Ours” apparently means Trump and his family.  It shouldn’t be a big surprise, they siphoned millions from their own freakin’ charity, so why should they not treat public cash or property the same way?

Trump demands kickbacks from Ukraine before releasing money for military assistance.  In the subsequent impeachment, the GOP signals that is just fine.  Trump and his kids now have no reason to believe demanding cash or fealty from anyone, including US governors in exchange for, say, medical equipment would be any different.  The stench of malfeasance hanging over the Oval Office has naturally seeped into the press briefings, which have devolved into live infomercials for Adored Magnificent Ruler Trump and Hydroxychloroquine.  He’s gotta have some sort of commercial interest in that crap, but seeing he did not divest himself of his companies, did not place stocks in a blind trust, or release his taxes like he said he would, we have no idea.  For further background, he claims the emoluments clause in the Constitution is “phony”, and continues to send US and foreign government business to his companies.

I’m usually kind of optimistic, but I do not see this ending well.

 

King Rat’s Legacy

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It might be a little early to start considering King Rat’s contribution to democracy and ultimately, his legacy.  But highlights include how the GOP controlled Senate says it’s OK to demand kickbacks from foreign leaders and use any means, legal or otherwise, to cover it up.  It’s fine for the executive branch to stonewall judicial inquiries, ignoring any and all congressional Subpoenas.  I suppose there is little to be gained by pointing out that any future Democratic president, if any as corrupt as King Rat ascend to the role, may claim the same legal privilege.  Or that the GOP is headed by a guy who commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich, the only politician nearly as corrupt as Trump himself.  This following the pardon of ex-Sheriff Arpaio, the only disgraced law enforcement official possibly more bigoted than Trump.  Why not let Bernie Madoff walk.  Or Harvey Weinstein.  Like that would be any different?  I’m thinking the legacy is a big indelible shitstain on the American flag.  Congratulations, Trumpfucks.

 

Every Rat Has Their Year

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Democrats have a messaging problem.  The public does not respond to political ads that have more than about four words.  Any policy, thought, idea or plan that needs more than one sentence is viewed with atavistic suspicion.  An argument with more than one or two words, grunts or gestures is viewed as liberal sophistry and is most likely the work of the Devil.  And quit dancing around the problem.  Trump hit up Ukraine for a fucking kickback.  He withheld federal money, taxpayer money, for a greasy personal favor.  In this case he wanted a press conference by the Ukrainian president saying they were investigating Biden’s kid.  Say it out loud.  “Kickback”.  Good.  Once more, only louder.  Might just as well have been a campaign contribution, could have been cash, maybe a blowjob.  It doesn’t matter, it’s the same thing, yet they worry it might be impolite to say publicly the smarmy rat-bastard demanded a kickback before handing over taxpayer money?  The guy ripped off his own charity and you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by pointing that out?  Take a look at Bloomberg’s ads. ‘Trump lied.  He took away your insurance, and if you’re lucky enough to still have it, he’s jacking up the prices.  Trump lied about the environment.  We’re hosed and he’s making it worse.  Trump lied about tariffs.  They’re not bringing manufacturing back, and you’re paying way more for crap.  Trump lied about the dumbass wall.  Show me a 30 foot wall and I’ll show you a 35 foot ladder.  And Mexico is not paying for it’.  Jeezus, is that so hard? I have to believe it’s better than four more Years of the Rat.

Stable Genius Tweeting

 

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This has become the new normal, how we now gain information, insight and inspiration from the purported commander in chief.  So a Swedish environmental activist says Trump does not give a rat’s ass about the environment, he gets on Twitter and squeals like a little bitch about how a 16 year old girl was really, really mean to him.

His Twitter feed is page after page of some really scary shit.  Add a greasy shake-down of the president of Ukraine and the absolute panic in the White House to bury the whistleblower complaint and hide the phone logs, and you get the coveted Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Justice Hall of Fame nomination.  I’m thinking impeachment is too little, too late.

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Devin Nunes has totally and irreversibly lost his shit.  He’s suing his cows and Twitter for defamation, he’s lobbing lawsuits at CNN and there are doubtless more actions rattling around in his little noggin to hit back at still more dastardly bovines and their nefarious plots.  Yes, Devin uses language like that.  On live TV.  In front of millions.  Nice job big guy, you’re channeling Snidely Whiplash.  One news site said that in the action Nunes brought against his cows, defendants mooved for dismissal because cows do not have fingers, and therefore they could not have typed the allegedly defamatory comments on Twitter.  That is absolutely bombproof legal reasoning, but there’s a chance I may have read it wrong.  Regardless, I’m afraid the court will have to concur because Mr Nunes’ underlying legal argument is, inter alia, barfed out to the max, and there is, therefore, no actionable tort.  Moo baby, moo.

Subterranean Homesick Blues

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I’m sure they all started out with good intentions.  Back in November 2016, I posted a photo of the final scene in “Scarface”, where Al Pacino opens fire on the murderous thugs rushing towards him, and I wrote a caption suggesting it depicted Trump’s last day in the White House.  “Ha, ha, ha!” I thought.  That was a hurtful thing to say, for which I apologize.  But it was oddly prescient.   King Rat likes theatrics, but he is also a subterranean fuck, reticent, like al-Baghdadi.  William Barr ignored warnings about the fate of Nixon’s AG, John Mitchell, so I’m sure he would not heed further advice, least of all from me (and frankly, he should not), but I do not think it would be prudent to go into that last blind tunnel with King Rat in a suicide vest behind me.