tRump and Addiction

December 14th, 2020

An Op-Ed popped up, and it makes SO much sense. Do read this:

What the Science of Addiction Tells Us About Trump

Yes, this is SO dead on. I’ve been suggesting massive intervention for the U.S., or at least many in it who are exhibiting such bizarre behavior. For sure it’s “stinkin’ thinkin'” is happening.

The notion of white supremacy as grievance makes a lot of sense too, and the ratcheting up in the face of resistance that we’re seeing.

The article notes that “We’ve recently held a nationwide electoral intervention with Trump, which has the dual benefit of helping to protect the country from further damage and shows him that his retaliatory behavior is no longer acceptable and needs to change.”

The first part, yes, we have had an electoral intervention, and that’s happening right now as electoral colleges of the states vote. But the second, I don’t see protection from further damage. The message that the behavior is not acceptable and needs to change may have gotten out, but we’re seeing increased acting out and oppositional behavior. The behavior keeps on, and he can and will do lots of damage in the remaining 38 days. Lots of cleaning up to do, and on to establishing, restoring, collective sanity.

ONWARD! 38 days to go.

Roger Stone & Proud Boys

July 13th, 2020

Roger Stone and Proud Boys in Portland, OR

Since Roger Stone’s commutation, this photo has been flying around, some just to get out the visual about this slimebag, some saying it’s a post commutation celebration. It’s a photo from 2018.

I dug around a bit because it’s Portland, lil’ bro is in Portland these days, and I’ve been continuing to learn about Portland’s racist history.

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

Anyway, the photo above is from 2018, from an Alex Jones twit account that has since been suspended.

Going back, found this from February 7, 2019:

Portland’s six degrees of Robert Mueller

That (convoluted) article has this photo, attributed to Alex Jones’ account, taken at Bentley’s Grill in Salem, OR:

Following the Willamette Week link, March 7, 2018:

Right-Wing Provocateur Roger Stone Asked Proud Boys For Protection at Dorchester Conference Last Weekend

Which also references Alex Jones and directly links to Alex Jones’ suspended account:

“Photos of Stone drinking with a handful of Proud Boys circulated across social media over the weekend, outraging Democrats.”

And a dead end at Alex Jones’ account:

As if the “Monument” Executive Order 13933 wasn’t bad enough, now there’s this:

One of the points? Build a “National Garden” with statues…

The National Garden should be composed of statues, including statues of John Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Daniel Boone, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Henry Clay, Davy Crockett, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Billy Graham, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Douglas MacArthur, Dolley Madison, James Madison, Christa McAuliffe, Audie Murphy, George S. Patton, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson, Betsy Ross, Antonin Scalia, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington, and Orville and Wilbur Wright.

Here’s the scoop on E.O. 13933, issued just before:

More disinformation — tRump E.O. 13933 “Protecting Monuments…”

Roger Stone Arrested

January 25th, 2019

What delightful news to wake up to — Roger Stone indicted and arrested!

REAL NEWS – PRIMARY DOCUMENT ALERT:

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In Variety:

White House’s New Press Conference Rules Pose New Problems

It’s appropriate that this be in Variety, as this is an un-reality White House show.

And the rules?

Please be advised of the following rules governing future press conferences:

(1) A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists;

(2) At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor;

(3) “Yielding the floor” includes, when applicable, surrendering the microphone to White House staff for use by the next questioner;

(4) Failure to abide by any of rules (1)-(3) may result in suspension or revocation of the journalist’s hard pass.

On a side note, take a look at the White House site. It used to have clear pages across the top for Press Releases, live broadcasts, and a listing of Executive Orders and Proclamations.  Now?  It’s gone.  It’s available in the upper lefthand corner, the lines which will give you a menu.