Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It's Good to Keep a Few Wingers Around

I've managed to collect a right-winger or two on my Facebook friend list. The one I scored this from I defriended awhile back, but it's worth checking in now and then. Have you seen this photo.

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Of course not, because you won't see that in the liberal media. You probably didn't see the one of Trump saving the two cats either. Thank God the Russians are on FB to spread this hidden news around.

Mark Zuckerberg is full of shit. I've reported false nonsense that people have up that is anti-Muslim among other nastiness and it never goes down.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I Suppose It's in Poor Taste

Because of the recent shooting in Texas, but since it barely made the news I guess it's all good.

The days are growing colder, and soon millions of American hunters will pursue a time-honored tradition. They will load their automatic weapons with armor-piercing bullets, strap on silencers, head off to the picnic grounds on nearby public lakes — and start shooting.

If you do not immediately recognize this pastime as part of America’s heritage, then you are sadly out of step with the current Republican majority in Congress. On Tuesday, a House panel takes up the “Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2017,” which promises “to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing and shooting.”

It's probably a waste of time to ask my congresswoman to vote against it, but what the hell. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Defending Venomous Attacks

This will be in response to this letter which I'll just post the beginning of. that's really the apropos part.

Nearly every morning, as predicted, there is a venomous attack against our president or our congresswoman. It’s getting old. This paper has made a clear choice between being a journalistic-based or politically-based organization. Unfortunately, they have chosen to be political, much like most media outlets today.

So, this is my venomous attack on him.

    I'm responding to Harrison Francett's letter attacking the Post Star because "Nearly every morning there is a venomous attack against our president or our congresswoman. It's getting old." Since it's so frequent, it seems examples would've been easy to come by, but alas, not a one. What are really getting old are the venomous attacks on our daily paper, here and there, as "liberal media" without providing any basis for that. If there's an article or op-ed you find unfair write a letter about it.
     In that same day's paper, Rep. Stefanik "did not state her views on DACA specifically." There was some boilerplate from her spokesman about fixing immigration. No real opinion. Lots of us have a problem with the no comment thing. Chuck Schumer and Andrew Cuomo have given opinions on DACA, even if you don't agree with them. Most Congress people, even Republicans, have held more than one town hall since January. If enough upstate folks share Mr. Francett's view that she's approachable and independent then she'll be re-elected next November. As a reminder, the Post Star did endorse her re-election last year.
     Also in that day's paper was an article reporting that "staunch 'resist' Democrat" Schumer, along with Nancy Pelosi, had teamed up with President Trump to raise the debt limit. Maybe the president can work with Democrats to get an immigration bill since Congressional Republicans seem incapable of governing. Is it a venomous attack to report that Trump is making agreements with Chuck and Nancy? Probably in some circles.

If there's an edition of the Post Star that makes venomous attacks on Trump and Stefanik nearly every morning then I'm receiving the wrong one. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Senator Danforth Letter

Great letter in Washington Post in reply to Danforth editorial.

Mr. Trump forms a “voter fraud” commission after claiming 5 million undocumented people voted in the most recent election. Republican legislatures around the nation pass “voter identification” laws. Both Mr. Trump’s fraud commission and these ID laws have the same purpose: figure out new ways to suppress minority votes.

Mr. Trump continues to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans in Congress spent seven years calling for the same thing, and tried multiple times in the past several months to do so.

And more.

As a Nightmare Begins, Another May Be Winding Down

The one in Texas is just beginning. They still have days to go before the end of Harvey leaves their state a hellscape. Fortunately, Robert Mueller is still on the job and end of Trump's presidency is coming. I'm optimistic anyway. Good article by Digby. There's just too much good stuff to single any out. I love this quote from Steve Schmidt:

We worked on two presidential campaigns at high levels and there weren’t any Russians around. I don’t think there were Russians around the Obama campaign or the Kerry campaign either.

This campaign had Russians all over the place!

This was a link from the Digby piece to a Politico article showing Trump continuing to work at winning friends and influencing Senators. 

President Donald Trump privately vented his frustration over Russia-related matters with at least two other Republican senators this month, according to people familiar with the conversations — in addition to the president's public admonishments of Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Jeff Flake.

And this was in today's paper

President Trump's campaign-season flattery of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a head scratcher at the time, makes a bit more sense after The Washington Post reported Sunday night that Trump's company was working on a deal to build a skyscraper in Moscow.

The Post's Carol D. Leonnig, Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman reported that “as part of the discussions, a Russian-born real estate developer urged Trump to come to Moscow to tout the proposal and suggested that he could get President Vladimir Putin to say 'great things' about Trump, according to several people who have been briefed on his correspondence.”

Oh yes, and Trump had a lot of very nice things to say about Putin, too.

Thursday, August 24, 2017


Jimmy Carter V. Lester Maddox

I shared this with my congresswoman.

I know Elise has a very low opinion of Barack Obama as president. Four on a scale of 1 to 10? Really? I can only assume she has at least an equally low opinion of Jimmy Carter. BTW, real historians, like Douglas Brinkley who wrote the article, give Obama 12th place overall among presidents. Sounds better than 4 out of 10. Read about how a courageous man faces down racism in 1971 and doesn't kowtow to bigots.

Thought I'd put it up here, too.

Of all the many slimy things Donald Trump has done, his coddling of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke ranks among the most vile and degenerate.

Gonna read it now, aren't you?