Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Last Person on Earth That Should Have His (Small) Hands on Nuclear Weapons

Donald Trump, speaking today about the Democratic convention:

"I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard. I would of hit no.. I was going to hit them...I was all set...Then I got a call from a highly respected governor that said "how's it going, Donald?" I said "it's going good, but they are saying very bad things about me. I'm going to hit them so hard". I was going to hit one guy in particular. A very little guy. I was going to hit him so hard his head would spin; wouldn't know what happened."

How can anyone want that running the country?  How can anyone think he has the capacity to make rational decisions?  How can people imagine that the country could survive this sort of a leader?

One thing that has been bothering me is the suspicion that there is actually an almost overwhelming urge toward self-destruction among Republicans; they don't just want to destroy their enemies, they actually seem to have an apocalyptic longing to bring everything down around them, crushing themselves too.  The scary thing is that there is absolutely no way to reach people that mad.  We can only hope that in the end, a lot of them will back away from the cliff.

Donald Sweetens the Deal

And now, Donald Trump is offering Vladimir Putin more in return for Russian espionage on his behalf:

"Trump to look at recognizing Crimea as Russian territory, lifting sanctions...The United States, along with the EU, has refused to recognize the annexation"

So, here is how the deal between Trump and the Russian dictator now stands:

Trump got:  the product of Russian spying on the United States, which caused a momentary, minor embarrassment to his opponent in the Presidential race.

Trump gave up:  The security of Europe, our nation's word about its foreign commitments, the Constitutional guarantee that treaties will be honored, and now the independence of an area the Russians invaded, and the freedom of its people.

Does anyone see this as the work of the World's Greatest Negotiator?  There has never been a greater sham in the history of American politics, and man, that is saying something.

Well, That Was Quick

From the Wall Street Journal, although the news is lots of places by now:

"PHILADELPHIA – Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary contest."

The jerk couldn't even wait to the end of the convention to sing adios to the party, after milking them for all the support and attention he could get.  This is exactly why the DNC and the superdelegates were against him from the beginning- he was nothing but a parasite on the party, using it for his own purposes, and if the party does not protect itself from being used by such people, it won't have any reason to exist.

However great many of the policies Bernie supported may have been, he has revealed himself during the last six months to be a self-serving politician with little grasp of what it means to be a Democrat, and no concern for the welfare of the party. What possible reason could there ever have been for the party to allow him to be their candidate?

A Real Analogy to Putin

Of course, we have seen Vladimir Putin compared to every dictator that anyone can think of, but it occurred to me that no one has mentioned someone who forms, I think, a true analogy to Putin- Napoleon.

As in Russia, France in 1787 experienced the sudden collapse of a totalitarian government, followed by a period of political and economic chaos that lasted several years.  In the vacuum, a strong man emerged who, at first, seemed to have limited goals for himself, but gradually decided that he would rather be an emperor than a more ordinary political leader.

French rationality and relative liberalism asserted itself in Napoleon's case.  Yes, the French people had to endure the rule of a couple of Napoleon's incompetent descendants for a few generations, but they managed to extricate themselves from that, and went on to become a democracy.  Russians seem to have a far more autocratic streak than the French, so we will have to see how long they let Putin get away with his behavior.

Your Republican Nominee

I'll be reposting this occasionally, since apparently the mainstream press has already pretty much lost interest:

In the New York Times today:

"The Clinton campaign immediately accused Mr. Trump of both encouraging Russian espionage against the United States and meddling in domestic politics."

I see.  The Clinton campaign accused Trump of doing this.  Nothing but a partisan claim, right?  No way of knowing if it is actually true or not.  That's their position and they are sticking to it.  For the one day until they forget Trump's monstrous abomination, and go back to bitching about Hillary's e-mails.

Trump is a traitor, and Debbie Wasserman Schulz was mean to Bernie.  Exactly identical, except that Trump's treason can be forgotten after a day.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Up is Down

And black is white, right is wrong and, well, you get where I am going.

Here is the Trump campaign's response to the third day of the Democratic convention, and hold on tight- it's a bumpy ride falling into a black hole:

"Tonight was a sad night for the Democratic Party. They offered no solutions for the problems facing America - in fact, they pretended those problems didn't even exist."

Those problems, of course, being too many black and brown people, with way too easy lives, a problem which the Democrats certainly do not acknowledge.

"They described a vision of America that doesn't exist for most Americans, including the seventy percent of Americans who think our country is on the wrong track. Never has a party been so disconnected from what is happening in our world."

"Instead of dealing with reality, they spoke in cheap, petty terms beneath the dignity of a convention."

Did you hear that from the Democrats, or did you, maybe, hear that exact thing last week from the Republicans, cursing Hillary and calling her Satanic and demanding that she be sent to prison?

"Their entire message could be summed up as: things are perfect, let's not change a single thing."

Really?  Free college education, more medical care, prison reform and an ever more respected foreign policy are not changes, I guess.  Well, that comment was just a setup for the following preposterous blaming of Democrats for their own failings:

"So they resorted to the politics of fear,"

The politics of fear.  Something the Republicans, and particularly Trump, would never resort to, I guess..  And if this seems strange to you, let me explain.  For a couple of decades now, whenever the Republicans have resorted to low, dirty dealing with the American people, they have systematically screamed that the Democrats are doing the same thing.  This is an attempt to give the press the excuse they are always looking for to portray the evil behavior of the Republican party as something indulged in by both parties- a strategy that has worked amazingly well for them, and will continue to do so as long as the press is in the tank for their Republican owners.

"trying to convince Americans not to vote for change -- they spoke on behalf of the big banks and the big elites, not on behalf of suffering Americans. They want to keep the system rigged for their donors. Period."

Did you hear any of that on Wednesday?  Did you notice that the Democrats had not a word to say about suffering Americans?  Did you ever notice that it is the Republican party that is owned by their rich donors and has done nothing for a hundred years that does not benefit them?  And in the meantime, the Democrats have brought us Social Security, deposit insurance, civil rights legislation, environmental protection and now health care for twenty million more Americans, with the Republicans fighting them every step of the way.  The Republicans, of course, brought us Citizens United and a near depression brought on by revoking Democratic regulations on rich investors.

"Rigged trade deals, a rigged economy, and open borders that benefit the few at the expense of the many."

More bullshit.  Right now, I've had about enough explaining.

"Our campaign offers a bold, exciting, detailed vision for the future. Tonight, the Democrats' offered only more rewards for the rich, powerful and well-connected, and more angry, demeaning, sniping attacks against all decent Americans who want change for their families."

It is Trump and the Republicans that offer massive tax cuts for the rich, and equally massive destruction of Social Security, Medicare, and every other thing on earth that benefits anyone but the rich.  Every one of us knows that perfectly well, but here's the thing:  For every person who actually watched the Democratic convention (or the Republican one, or the debates that will come) a hundred hear about them via these Republican lies.  And a certain number of them- the same ones that believe that Hillary is a corrupt liar and that Trump is a great businessman, not a cheap criminal, will eat these lies up.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


The only campaign against Donald Trump, which should be repeated by every Democrat over and over again between now and November:

Donald Trump currently has over $600 million in debts, compared to about $170 million in liquid assets.  After his ability to borrow money from American banks was severely curtailed by his four bankruptcies, he had to go overseas.  He borrowed a fair amount from the Germans, but also a great deal from Russians, which means rich oligarchs aligned with Vladimir Putin.  If these Russians call in his debts, his entire empire will crumble away to nothing, in a fifth disastrous bankruptcy.

Suddenly, Julian Assange has released thousands of e-mails that are being reported as damaging to Democrats.  Remember that Assange lives in Russia, where he could be ejected at any moment, to face long prison terms in other countries, so Assange is under threat, and no one could  want to be under threat from Putin.

There is virtually no question that these e-mails were stolen by Russian state security agents, who hacked into Democratic servers.  They have now been delivered to Trump, via Assange, for him to use in his campaign, which he is thrilled to do.

In return, the absurdly self-named "greatest negotiator on earth" has now stated and today restated that he is willing to walk away from the United States' most sacred treaty commitment, to protect the other members of NATO if they are attacked.  Trump states that, unless European members of NATO pay the United States unspecified amounts of money, we will not come to their defense.  Of course, President Trump could make the amount so great that no nation could pay it, and then blame them for our treachery.  This is nothing but extortion, and under the worst possible circumstances.

Trump has improvidently fallen into debt and then, like the victim of a loan shark in some film noir movie, is being forced to do the criminal's bidding.  To be blunt, he is a traitor, enslaved by a hostile foreign dictator.

And this is who the Republicans want as their President.

Let me repeat this:  I am not throwing around the word "traitor" the way Republicans do every day at Obama, Hillary and anyone else they are mad at.  I am saying this entirely seriously:  This is a man who is prepared to destroy the rule of law and betray this country and its allies, and allow Russia to seize untold territory in Europe, undoubtedly precipitating the greatest war since World War II, in order to save himself from financial humiliation. He is a traitor.  And this must form the basis for the campaign against him.  Half truths will not do any more- we must state the whole truth, and stick to it.


Donald J. Trump:  "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing."

Well, it's a couple of days later, and I think we can drop any pretext about what Trump is up to.  In a press conference today, Trump called on the Russians to hack into State Department files to release more e-mails which he alleges to exist.  That is, he has called on a hostile foreign government to commit espionage against the United States.  At this point, this act of treachery seems to be one hundred percent fine with Republicans across the country.  Trump is an open traitor at this point, and the self-styled patriots who support him are hardly any better.  Can our country have really gone this far off the rails that this is acceptable to one of our main political parties?

And let me reiterate what is at stake here.  This is not some minor ideological dispute.  Trump is openly promising not to intervene if the Russians invade Europe, starting a massive war.  He is just fine with that.  And not one single Republican leader that I know of has really repudiated him.

The country has had plenty of bad Presidential candidates over the years, and some of them have sadly been elected (remember that last Bush guy,) but never have we been faced with the prospect of a traitorous, power mad and openly insane person with a real chance to get into the White House.  This country has never really faced a crisis like this.  Can the Republicans and the mainstream press sweep this under the rug?  We'll wait and see.

Monday, July 25, 2016


Real treason?  Not the phony kind that Republicans are always raving about, but real, Reagan style treason?  I guess it depends about what counts as an enemy when the Constitution talks about adhering to our enemies, giving them aid and comfort.

So, here is what we know today:  Trump has committed himself to abandoning the United States' long standing treaty obligations to defend NATO countries against attack by Russia, and in return, the Russian dictator has had his people hack into Democratic party e-mails and release embarrassing information, right before the Democratic convention.

This is, at best, skating right up to the edge of treason, and depending on how you feel about what Putin is up to, real honest to God treason.

But the press, which has made a years-long story about two innocuous e-mails from Hillary Clinton, until a large number of Americans think she belongs in prison, will not care about this story.

You see, both sides do not do it.  If it's bad, only Democrats do it, even if it's only sending a perfunctory e-mail to Kofi Annan.  From Iran-Contra to the Iraq aggression and Cheney's outing of Valerie Plame, to Republican Senators conspiring with another country to destroy the administration's ability to conduct foreign affairs, to this latest outrage, sedition or even treason is just fine if a Republican does it.

And that is why we are not going to have a country much longer.  If the press and the Republicans (and a foreign dictator,) working together as usual, fail to elect Trump, the Republicans will only start the next day to undermine the Democratic Presidency, and four years from now, they will undoubtedly produce an even worse traitor to offer the country.

I need only add to this that the World's Greatest Negotiator gave away the United States' sacred treaty obligations, and the safety of Europe, and in return got a few semi-embarrassing e-mails.  Even the weak Obama would have probably gotten a few bottles of vodka in the deal.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


I think that finally locking up the Republican nomination has driven Trump from an ugly egotism to a truly pathological megalomania.

If you ever saw Citizen Kane, you may remember this, which is the most famous image from the film, and represents the delusional state that Kane had fallen into as his power grew:

Well, count on Trump to bring it to life, and do it one better:
Is this what party politics is supposed to be about, a chance for one person to indulge himself in a massive fit of substanceless self-promotion?

Trump released a thirty second commercial on Twitter yesterday.  My computer knowledge is not great enough to link to it here, but I suggest you look at it at Little Green Footballs, where I found it.  There is not a word of speaking in the sound track, just some ominous music over pictures of him speaking at the Republican convention, and audience reaction shots.  Supered over this is the following text:




He doesn't have time to spend a second about who he is or what he believes in, or even in slandering his opponent.  No, this is just a sick self-congratulatory rant, before the entire country, about how wonderful he is and about how everyone thinks he is the greatest thing that ever happened to this
country.  As if, by the way, there is anyone oblivious enough to think that the applause at a candidate's acceptance speech is totally spontaneous, and not just part of the show.

You see, Trump cares about nothing but stroking his monstrously sick ego.  He doesn't give a damn about anyone but himself, and doesn't think about anything but how to make people cower and accept their roles as walkons in his spectacular, self-aggrandizing show.  The rest of us be damned, and what a wonderful thing that would be for the country if he becomes President, huh?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wingnut Wrapup

As we have now reached the point where we have a national politicial convention screaming en masse for the imprisonment of the Presidential candidate of the other party, on false, lying charges, and some even calling for her public execution, the sort of nonsense on a few malicious blogs may seem pretty insignificant, but it's my job, so I'll just get on with it, by going mainstream for a minute:

Jill Philipovic, New York Times:  "Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas"

Because they have big tits?  I mean really, Jill, why do you think?

"The Republican Party has long praised traditional family values and intrinsic differences between men and women, while Democrats emphasize egalitarianism and expanding opportunities for women and girls."

Family values- a rich guy dumping his second wife to take up with a foreign model.  Yup, family values.  Thank you, New York Times, for explaining this to us.  I'll go back to my explanation, Jill:  It's about the big tits.  Deal with it.

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "Hillary Can't Stop Lying About Her Email Scandal"

"Lying," being Republican code language for "Democrat telling the truth."  The "e-mail scandal" now being reduced to two e-mails, both of which were pro forma responses from the Secretary of State, and neither one of which was either marked as classified, or contained a shred of secret information.

Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "GOP Senator Disagrees With RNC’s Prison Sentence for Hillary, Gets Praised by Her Team"

Because nothing is lower to a Conservative than being praised by a Democrat, particularly when it's for telling the truth.

And now, once again, it's Republican Humor time:

Well, two can play at that game:

Kurt Schlichter, Town Hall:  "Obama Is Too Incompetent To Pull Off A Coup... Turkey’s failed coup, combined with the disastrous disunity and polarization in the United States thanks to Barack Obama, have gotten people talking about whether it could happen here.  So, could Barack Obama pull off a coup to keep himself in power rather than turn over the keys to the Oval Office?"

Whatever.  Evil supergenius or incompetent boob, you decide.  Or maybe both at once.  Care for a little more?
"At the outset, what makes you think he would suddenly become competent enough to pull off that kind of sophisticated scheme, especially with him leading from behind the wheel of the Ivy League clown car that is his administration? These twits can’t even beat a bunch of Bedouin banditos sitting out in the open in the middle of a desert."

Now ISIS is a bunch of Bedouin Banditos.  And here, I thought they were Supernazis about to start World War III, with a billion howling Muslims at their backs. And notice that it's now the Democrats in the clown car.  Isn't that cute? And let's also have a word from Kurt about the Republicans' successor to Obama:

"Gracious as always, Trump’s victory speech promises that Attorney General Chris Christie’s first job will be to investigate and prosecute Pantsuit von Pervenabler and President Faily McWorsethanCarter."

Trump graciously promises to throw the current President and Trump's electoral opponent into prison.  Gee, that's nice.  Anyway, take a look at that cartoon again.

Man, things are getting uglier by the day.  And if you think Republicans are immune from the witch hunt:


Maybe, maybe not.  Why not leave it to Trump to decide?

Streiff, Red State:  "SURPRISE. Trump Campaign Admits Plagiarism In Melania Trump’s Speech"

Well, it's always a surprise when a Republican tells the truth.

Ulysses Arn, Red State:  "Donald Trump’s Nomination Is A Farce And A Sham"

Yeah, but he's your farce and sham.  You built it, you own it.

Tom Knighton, PJ Media:  "Cleveland College Students 'Traumatized' by RNC Cops Staying in Their Dorms...Crybullies claim campus minorities have lost their "safe space."

Call me old fashioned, but I seem to remember something that went pretty much like this:  "No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner..."   I guess technically, a dorm room is not a house, and a policeman is not (officially) a soldier, but still...

Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media:  "Chris Christie Prosecutes Hillary Clinton on the RNC Floor"

Hate to break it to you, Tyler, but a speech full of lies in front of a howling mob is not a prosecution in this country.  Yet.

Robert Spencer, PJ Media:  "Not Just the Saudis: Iran's Huge Role in 9/11 Also Covered Up"

Perhaps because Iran's huge role in 9/11 was exactly nothing.  Anyone who really thinks Iran would collaborate with the Saudis on a thing like this, let alone anything at all, is a lunatic.  But Robert Spencer, who makes a living smearing Iran, says otherwise.  By the way, apparently Obama was in on it too, and the Iran nuclear deal last year was payback for Iran's role in 9/11, which was a great thing, according to Obama.

I particularly liked this:

"Imad Mughniyah, the most notable and notorious world terrorist of his time, an agent of Iran and a senior operative of Hizballah, facilitated the international travel of certain 9/11 hijackers to and from Iran, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan, and perhaps various other locations for the purpose of executing the events of September 11, 2001."

"the most notable and notorious world terrorist of his time," despite the fact that no one has ever heard of him.

Aleister, Gateway Pundit:  "SHOCKER: Obama Won’t Punish Possible Hillary VP Pick Castro For Violating Federal Law"

His massive violation of federal law?  He endorsed Hillary.  Don't worry though- after Trump is elected, criminals like this will be arrested immediately.  The Republican rewriting of article 3 of the Constitution will henceforth be as follows:  "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort, or endorsing a Democrat for any office."  I mean, that's what the founding fathers intended, isn't it?  Really, if endorsing a Democrat doesn't count as giving aid and comfort to our enemies, what would?  From the benediction at the beginning of this year's Republican convention:

"And Republicans, we got to be united because our enemy is not other Republicans — but is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party."

Okay, I guess that's clear now.

Aleister, Gateway Pundit:  "REPORT: As President, Donald Trump Could Purge U.S. Government Of Obama Appointees"

Remember when, if you heard the word "purge," the first thing you would think of was Stalin?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Following Failed Coup Erdogan Fires 21,000 Teachers, 1,500 University Deans and Detains 9,000 Soldiers"

The horror.  See the item immediately above this one, if you've forgotten it already.

Rev. Austin Miles, Renew America:  "Following jihadist attack on Riviera, Obama extends welcome to Muslims--WHAT?"

Yeah, Reverend, I know, it is totally beyond your comprehension that an American President could act like a decent human being.  And by the way, the guy was a 31 year old street criminal who was mad at his wife, and who had absolutely no connection to Islamist groups.  As if you didn't already know that, when you told this lie.

Stanley Zir, Renew America:  "No candidate can stop Iran in time, only "we the people" can"

In time?  In time for what, lunch?  Because if it's not over by lunch, I'n not joining in.  By the way, "we the people" can't even stop people from going into whatever bathroom they want.  I wonder how, exactly, Stanley proposes to stop a country with a powerful army, half way around the world.

Linda Harvey, World Net Daily:  "Witch doctor jihad on little girls"

This was an interesting article which made the case for the notion that sending your daughter to a Planned Parenthood clinic is exactly the same as forcing her to go through genital mutilation.  Hey, makes sense, right?

John Dietrich, American Thinker:  "Hollywood Rubs Raw the Sores of Racial Discontent...Louis Farrakhan after watching Django Unchained stated, "It’s preparation for a race war.”

They're so desperate for someone that agrees with them, that they've befriended Louis Farrakhan now.

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:  "Hillary’s cough is back"

Get over it, Thomas.  Thomas says it is forbidden to mention that.  I expect to hear any day now that he has disappeared without a trace for doing so.

Betsey Rothstein, Daily Caller:  "Our Long National Nightmare Is Over: Melania Speechwriter Speaks Out"

Nightmare?  I'd say more like laughing fit.  And sorry, Betsey, it ain't over until we stop laughing.

Steve Guest:  "Retired Marine Calls For Accountability For Hillary: 'Jail Or Firing Squad'

Justice, Republican style.


He was a national hero who fought and gave his life to get justice for his people, not a two bit tramp who made a living off of her looks before getting a billionaire to dump his older wife and marry her.

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "RNC Communications Director: Yeah, I Agree That Ted Cruz Is an A**hole"

Who doesn't?  Of course, what Republican isn't?

Larry Elder, Town Hall:  "Hillary Lies, Cops Die"

Fuck you, Larry.  What other kind of answer do you think you deserve?

Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  "GOP Rep Slams Ted Cruz: What He Did Exposes Him as a 'Total Fraud'

Hmm.  Funny, I thought you were a fraud when you said things you didn't mean, not when you said what you do mean.  I guess "fraud" in Republican speak means you were honest for once.

Brandon Morse, Red State:  "Meanwhile, Rand Paul Is Curing the Blind"

When he raises the dead, get back to us.

Phyllis Schlafly, world's oldest hatemonger:  "“Our greatest presidents have all been men,”

Yeah, Phyllis, but our worst Presidents have all been men too.  That's a fact too.  And yes, she really said that.

And now, how about a little "both sides do it"

Brent Bozell, Town Hall:  "Dear Washington Post ranters: There's nothing "unprecedented" about calling your opponents criminals or wanting them dead. Liberals have excelled at that rhetoric forever."

Particularly in relation to the George W. Bush administration, apparently.  Bush and Cheney conducted a criminal war of aggression in which a million people were killed.  Hillary sent two e-mails.  A little bit of difference there, Brent, whether you can tell that or not.

Michael Barone, Town Hall:  "Is America Ready for a Disruptive President?  Disruptive. That's a good word to describe Donald Trump's presidential candidacy...Apple disrupted the music industry; Uber disrupted the taxi cartels; Amazon disrupted the mega-bookstores. Global competition has been disrupting American manufacturing for decades."

See?  Starting World War III is just like inventing the I-pad.

Kyle Foley, Red State:  "The Era of Trump Has Killed Conservative Integrity"

Ha ha ha ha.  Conservative integrity.  Ha Ha.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "How Sad… Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Leftists and NeverTrumpers Adopt Same Message for America"

What same message?  That Donald Trump is a sick, violent lunatic who doesn't belong near government on any level?  The sad thing is that it took this to get Ted Cruz and Hillary on the same side for once.

Patrice Lewis, World Net Daily:  "About a year and a half ago, I got a new laptop. It was something of a struggle to find one that wasn’t pre-loaded with Windows 10, but we succeeded. And the first thing I did – almost literally, the first thing – was to put a double piece of tape over the tiny webcam built into the machine.  Call me paranoid, but the thought of having an electronic eye focused on me is just creepy.  Nor do we own smart phones. How many millions – or is it billions by now? – of people are walking around with personal GPS trackers in their pockets, leaving cyber trails everywhere they go?"

I would be very concerned, Patrice, that the Feds have implanted tracking chips in the tinfoil that you wrap around your head.

Aaron Klein, Breitbart:  "EXCLUSIVE – Alex Jones on Ailes: They’re Coming Next for Drudge, InfoWars, Breitbart"

What, did they sexually harrass women too?  They are right wingers, so it's a pretty good bet.

Kevin Daley, Daily Caller:  "Sessions: Sotomayor May Not Be Religious Enough To Be SCOTUS Justice"

Apparently, neither Kevin nor Senator Sessions ever heard this: " no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."  I guess because it isn't in the second amendment, it just doesn't count.

And you know what?  I'm pulling the plug on this post right now.  Enough is enough, or in Green Eagle's case, too much is enough.  See you soon with a new heap of offensive trash.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Well, That Didn't Take Long

So, the sweepstakes for how long after the Republican convention it would take Donald Trump to gnaw through the bars of his cage and go loping down the street with fangs bared are over.  And if your bet was more than about 20 hours, you lose, sucker.

As has been widely reported now,

"Trump just held one of his weirdest, Cruz-bashing, JFK conspiracy theorizing rallies ever"

In which he already forgot that he is supposed to be running for President, and spent the time in a detailed airing of his personal hatred for Ted Cruz, including once again accusing Cruz's father of having been involved in the assassination of JFK.

As if, by the way, in light of his open threats directed at Hillary Clinton, Trump would even be against the assassination of a Democratic President.

It's all okay, though, perfectly within the range of acceptable political behavior, because, as Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell suggests:

"McConnell says supporting Trump is fine, because if push comes to shove, we can always have a coup."

That's right- McConnell admits that Trump may try to turn the country into a dictatorship, but all we would have to do to stop him is have a military coup and permanently destroy democratic government and the rule of law in the United States.  Isn't that a far better prospect than letting Hillary Clinton pick a moderate Supreme Court Justice or two, or missing out on a chance to start World War III?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

It's Over, Thank God

Forty minutes late, Trump just finished his acceptance speech- the longest acceptance speech since at least 1972.  And now they are playing "You can't always get what you want,"  I kid you not.  they know the Stones are supposed to be good, but apparently none of them ever bothered to spend any time actually listening to the Stones.

He sure was angry.  Who cares what this nasty narcissist had to say?  We all know what he is really about.

But of course, let's not forget Chris Matthews' take away from all of this "the balloons dropped magnificently."  Well, it's all okay then, if we end up living in a third world dictatorship.