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Bookstore

Bookstores! Who goes any more? I found myself at the checkout and perused the magazines and books. Needless to say, our fearless leader has hogged the spotlight. That must be such an ego trip! WTF. Maybe. Maybe not?

I didn’t bother to look in Stormy’s book. I doubt she would have put in any gratuitous porn. Bah! It’s quite a line-up. Everybody’s making hay off our dear president. He’s good for the bottom line and profits for so many authors. How can we not love the bastard? It won’t stop when he’s gone either?

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Lies/Shutdown

I don’t know what is worse. Can you imagine lying straight to my face? I am able to read not once but numerous times. The Google search was not even hard.

“MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!”  -DONALD TRUMP

As if I can’t understand it well enough, he twittered in ALL CAPS!!! I ask how any rational person can think that the US government would want to pay someone else’s bill. For the fun of it??? Can I get points on my American Express?


the wheels on the bus

“Donald Trump’s presidency is a national emergency!” wrote Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota.

But it was perhaps Representative Hakeem Jeffries of New York, the No. 5 House Democrat, who most succinctly summed up his party’s response: “We are not paying a $5 billion ransom note for your medieval border wall,” he tweeted, with a castle emoji. “And nothing you just said will change that cold, hard reality.”

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The wheels on the bus go round and round… Right now. Right now this is what is in the New York Times. To those of you who read my posts, there is hope. Truth will win out. The good guys are winning. No doubt the nightmare continues. I daresay the walls are closing in. Have I missed a platitude? If you lie down with dogs, you rise up with fleas. The wheels on the bus are coming off…

There are many whom I know, who did not watch the televised Oval Office speech. It turned out to be a fundraiser. Republican faithful were sent emails to donate to border security and in the fine print the donations went to Make America Great Again. Sleazy! Did we miss anything? No. There was nothing new. The tantrum continues to shutdown the government. The Mueller investigation continues. There has been no good news from any quarter in a very long time. In fact, think about the last good news. Who was the last person to tell the real truth in the Trump administration. The constant litany has been resignations ahead of the ethics investigations. And now the icing is Defense Secretary Mattis resigning for conscience. Take heart! There are some good and honest people. And some are mad and they ain’t gonna take it anymore:

“People love you, and you win,” she told the room, according to the Detroit Free Press. “And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama, look you won, bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there, and we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.” Congresswoman, Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib


Did you/I know?

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“Gun-related deaths are increasing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in December that the nearly 40,000 people who died from firearms injuries in the United States in 2017 was more than any other year since at least 1968. Nearly two-thirds of those deaths were suicides. The rate of gun deaths also increased to 12 deaths for every 100,000 people, the highest since the mid-1990s.

…A New York Times analysis published in February found that 173 people have been killed since 2007 in mass shootings involving AR-15s. Yet they don’t make up a large chunk of gun violence in America, Mr. Heyne said.”

 

So, one can argue that assault weapons don’t kill many people. I guess 173 dead is not a large number. Do you remember? When I would watch Public Television news in the late 1990’s every evening would conclude with remembrance of a lost soldier killed in action in the Afghan/Iraq war. One, two…. It was never mass death. That was military. Civilian? Is there justification? 9/11, we went to war for several thousand civilian deaths. What is the lower limit of our tolerance. 40,000? Did you know? TMI. There’s simply not enough time to absorb the news. I daresay someone will call this overblown and “fake news.” The NRA has brought a law suit. They are still trying to look relevant. At 17 you can obtain parental consent to join the Army.


Wave

If I have to explain the symbolism, you are lost. Okay! The recent election is just sinking in. No one came away happy. It was not a clear cut Democratic victory. There was something for everyone. In these days of endless spin our fear(ful)less leader spun out of control with his remarks and lies about the grand republican victory. Nope! There, so far, has been a 35 seat gain in the House of Representatives. That would be greater than at any time since 1974 after Nixon resigned. Resigned!… ahead of his own impeachment and conviction. See any parallels? Democrats don’t feel much better about things. Outright repudiation will have to wait. At least the madness is  at a stop. It cannot be reversed outright. The games have begun and the 2020 derby is starting. Blue? Wave? Investigation? Can you say, “Here are my tax returns.” Yeah, say goodbye, you lying sack of …


Bethany

The population of Bethany Beach is listed at under 2000 closer to 1000 than nearer. Do you think about everyone in town was in this 4th of July parade? I was told that this massive crowd was marching in support of the republican US senate candidate. I don’t believe it. But I could be wrong. I’ve been wrong. I just don’t choose to believe my eyes that I had just photographed a group of republicans. I’m amazed my camera didn’t break. Ha! Not everyone is a republican in these pics.


Lying sac of sh*t

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… our fearless leader.  As soon as the bombs were intercepted, there was but a moment’s pause when our fearless leader floated the idea that democrats were behind the plot in order to throw the upcoming election their way. Thanks to the efforts of the the “terrible” FBI and others (“equally incompetent”), a suspect with ties to the right wing and ties to the biggest liar of them all – do you need to be called out by your name trump? He got a pic with you. Yes, a pic with trump not with a democrat. Oh, that’s rich too. You can say he set that up as well. There’s only so many incredulous lies you can tell. Is there anything you won’t turn around and just simply lie about? I hope regular folk are listening. As to those of you who embrace the lies, I am bewildered and saddened.

Read: The vest says FBI. The suspect has posted a pic of himself at a trump rally.

Pinocchio!


Hardcore

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These are faces of hardcore republicans. They were about to march against the democratic candidate in the 4th of July parade.  I’d have loved to have a conversation and try to understand what’s in their head. I think it’s probably better I just kept going once I ascertained their political bent. No one was gonna change their mind on this day or any other. The lies and propaganda continue to assault me as the fearless leader spouts tripe. GIGO (Garbage in, garbage out). In fairness, I think I recognized some of their husbands who demonstrated just before the fateful presidential election. I hurled my desire to grab their… They remain unbowed. Sadly.

I have since talked with one (Republican). She’s says the economy is doing fine. The unemployment is rate is low and more African Americans are working than ever before. The is no solution to gun control. And we must build a “wall.” She watches Fox news. Sadly, it’s all true. It just doesn’t happen to be the way she says. Fake news and truth is not truth…  Sigh…..


Lies

I was struck by the salacious headlines. I wonder how they got this information? And, who got it, and who leaked it? Detail? Huh!? So! I can tell you from all my years of carving a Thanksgiving turkey…. I can’t do this in seven minutes. Couldn’t! … not even with 14 assistants. I’ve been told that the first historical limb amputation was performed in 40 seconds by a French surgeon. The assistant lost several fingers. Geez! I think that if these facts can be proven, Guinness should issue a new record. Hey! I’m a surgeon. I should be able to take this heinous act in context from a certain technical point of view. Lies! Who’s Pinocchio today?


From the failing NYT

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I awoke this morning from a nightmare in which I was threatening a dear (Republican) friend – literally ending our friendship with venomous language in my dream. Sorry, Susie – not your fault.

Vote early! Vote often! Impeach their sorry asses! There is no defeat with grace. I don’t know many Republicans. And I will know fewer now. Grab pussy. Drink. Lie. Cheat. Shout. Call it fake news. Pass your agenda at any cost. Your end is near. Ignore the will of the people. But I am on the side of the good and of the majority.

VOTE THEM OUT!