Showing posts from September, 2020

Both Candidates Won The Debate

Sorry, Democrats, who just saw Donald Trump throw a ninety minute tantrum on TV, Biden won the debate in the real world, but Trump won the debate in Trump world.  Don't believe me?  Come back in two days, and I will have a Wingnut Wrapup covering the right wing spin about what happened tonight, and you just know what it will say. Here's what I saw:  This fool has more at stake than any other political candidate in our country's history, because if he loses, he is facing the real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison on a hundred criminal charges.  And even so, this malignant narcissist saw this debate as nothing but a chance to display his disgusting, bullying personality for an hour and a half, regardless of the stakes involved, and that is what he did- strutting like a malformed peacock, living his dream of displaying his hateful personality to the whole country, whether they like it or not.  It was all Trump ever does, an act of pure bullying.  Sad to sa

Drug Tests

I just wanted to provide a quick explanation of why Trump is demanding every day now that Biden take a drug test before the debate tonight. As you know, the main weapon that Trump has mobilized in his entire campaign against Biden is the claim that Biden has deeply descended into senility and cannot mentally handle the job of President.  This is ludicrous to anyone who has seen Biden give a speech or speak to an interviewer this year, but that was the reason which Trump had settled on to convince people to vote against Biden. Needless to say, as is usual with Trump, this patent smear was a gross act of projection, as it is clear that Trump himself is deeply mentally deficient.  However, a problem occurred to Trump's handlers: this claim was setting the bar for Biden so low that if Biden managed to sit upright in his chair for ninety minutes and not drool on his suit, he could well be declared the winner- a strategy that Trump himself had used to his benefit many times in the past. 

The Big Rat Leaves The Sinking Ship

 A story whose significance has not been grasped by most people: "Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday called for a truce between the United States and Russia, asking for both countries to agree not to meddle in this year's elections.  In a statement, Putin wrote that he proposes "to exchange, in a mutually acceptable format, guarantees of non-intervention into internal affairs of each other, including into electoral processes, inter alia, by means of the ICTs and high-tech methods."   Vlad knows that he has milked his personal cow dry, so he is getting ready to ship it off to the meat packer.  Next thing you know, he is going to be joining the Lincoln project. And as for Trump, he made the same mistake that Hitler did with Stalin- Hitler thought he was the baddest guy in the world.  He was wrong.  So is Trump.  Mister backstabber, meet an even bigger backstabber.  And it couldn't happen to a more deserving person.

The Electors' Duty

 What follows is a reprinting of a post that I wrote four years ago, after Donald Trump "won" the 2016 Presidential election.  I don't really reprint things I have written before, but in this case, given the massive misinformation about the duties of the Presidential electors, I think it is important to see what the authors of the Constitution said about what the duty of the electors was.  It certainly is not what Republicans claim, providing one more proof of the utter falsehood of their endless claims to be protecting the original intent of the founders of our country.  So, here it is: Signing of the Constitution Well, as it is getting closer to the time when the Electoral College will, in overwhelming likelihood, put its seal of approval on the travesty of Trump's accession to the White House, I thought it would do well to see what the founding fathers really thought about this institution.  For that purpose, I'll turn to Federalist Paper no. 68, where the musi

Impeach Amy Coney Barrett

Just remember that you heard it here first.  And by the way, impeach Trump's other two Supreme Court picks too.  These are all deeply corrupt right wing hacks who were put on the court by an illegitimate President who took office through an act of treason.  And particularly in the case of Barrett, she is judicially totally unqualified and a lunatic on top of it.  The first two took office after lying to the Senate about their real intentions once approved, and of course Barrett will do the same, if McConnell even bothers with hearings this time around.  Out with them. Now to be a little more temperate here:  I believe that Biden, if elected, will do the right thing on virtually all issues, and will be infinitely better than any criminal the Republicans can find in the sewer that is their leadership.  But I am deeply afraid of one thing.  We have already, in the last half century or so, seen multiple instances of the deepest Republican treachery in the White House, and every time, D

And Meanwhile, News About Another Hoax

 That would be global warming, which we all know is nothing but a corrupt hoax perpetrated by a secret conspiracy of tens of thousands of scientists around the world, in league with America hating Democrats. This is news about Charleston, South Carolina, which is one of the most beautiful and historically intact cities in the United States.  Perhaps I am overly sensitive to its fate, having lived there at one time, but I still was disturbed by this report, in the Washington Post today. "Between 1953 and 2000, Charleston experienced minor flooding an average of eight times per year, according to the National Weather Service. In the past decade, that number has quintupled to more than 41 instances annually. Monday’s event was classified as major flooding, a threshold reached only six times between 1953 and 2000, yet has happened eight times in the past two years, according to the weather agency." Here's a picture, from the most historic part of the city: This area is on

Objective Reporting, Mainstream Press Style

 This report today, by Laura Meckler and Valerie Strauss, from the Washington Post: "Feared covid-19 outbreaks in schools have yet to arrive, early data shows Thousands of students and teachers have become sick, but there is little evidence that the virus is spreading inside school buildings." Thousands have become sick, but there is little evidence that the virus is spreading.  I can't even think of a sarcastic reply to that delusional statement, and this is from the top of the mainstream journalistic world.   

A Troll In Fauci's Office

 I want to make sure that I comment on the following story of Republican abomination.  The comment is from the Daily Beast, although it is being covered elsewhere too: A Notorious COVID Troll Actually Works for Dr. Fauci’s Agency...Bill Crews is a PR official at the National Institutes of Health. But he also has another job: an anonymous RedState editor who rails against the agency for which he works. The managing editor of the prominent conservative website RedState has spent months trashing U.S. officials tasked with combating COVID-19, dubbing White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci a “mask nazi,” and intimating that government officials responsible for the pandemic response should be executed. But that writer, who goes by the pseudonym “streiff,” isn’t just another political blogger. The Daily Beast has discovered that he actually works in the public affairs shop of the very agency that Fauci leads...According to his LinkedIn page, Crews has worked as a press o

Romney Caves Too

So Mitt Romney has told a total lie about "Senate precedent" to justify his dishonest, hypocritical intent to place another Trump appointed religious maniac on the Supreme Court.   These are criminals, folks.  They are totally corrupt, and anyone who thought the miserable Romney, who built his fortune by destroying the jobs of literally tens of thousands of employees of companies that he looted, was any different, is a fool. This pretty much leaves Lisa Murkowski.  Anybody with a shred of sense knows that the Republicans are going to have one Senator vote against their Supreme Court pick, just to prevent the Democrats from being able to call it a party line vote.  This is just what they did with Romney on the impeachment, and Murkowski seems to be the designated dissenter this time around. That adds up to 52 Republican votes to further pollute the rule of law in this country, and very possibly engage in another grossly criminal outrage by placing Trump back in the White House

Wingnut Wrapup

  They are still having a lot of trouble beating Trump in the insanity category, but here goes: Scott Morefield, Town Hall:  "If Masks Work, Why Don’t They WORK?" Because you won't wear them, you malicious moron. Leah Barkoukis, Town Hall:  "What Prompted Trump to Say He Can Now Be 'Really Vicious' Against Biden" Because it's the only shot he has?  Because that is what he has always been?  Well, here is Trump's answer: “Pathetic Joe. He’s a pathetic human being to allow that to happen,” Trump said of the ad the Biden campaign released last week that used The Atlantic’s story alleging he disparaged America’s fallen soldiers in France.  “But you know the good part?” Trump continued. “Now I can be really vicious." Because if Biden tells the truth, Trump can do any disgusting thing he wants.  That's the Republican way.  As if it wasn't going to come down to this in the end anyway- it always does.  It'll just be worse this time around

Bolton Stabbed in the Back by his Buddies

 So, Trump and Barr have cooked up a criminal complaint against John Bolton for publishing his book of revelations before the "security review process" was completed.   I don't give a damn about Bolton, who is as disgusting a right wing warmonger as anyone short of Heinrich Himmler, but here is something that no one who reported on this story seems to have noticed.  The "review process" had already stretched out several times as long as a review normally takes.  What we all know is that it would have never been completed, and Trump intended to throw Bolton in prison for speaking the truth about him, whenever he did it- just like he and Barr did with Michael Cohen.  This was not a security issue, it was just one more move by Trump to mangle the notion of justice in the United States to make it a crime to tell the truth.  So, spare me the idiotic claims about how terrible it is to reveal anything that Trump wants kept quiet.  We need a lot more people to speak the

Wingnut Wrapup

I wish to begin by reporting the unexpected death of Lloyd Marcus, a frequent subject of ridicule here at Wingnut Wrapup, for being a black man who passed on every lie invented by his white oppressors.  I'm not happy to hear of his death, but I will certainly be happy never again to hear his ugly comments. Not to make fun of him, but he did not honor himself in life. Bronson Stocking, Town Hall:  "Trump Bans Hateful Neo-Marxist Ideology That Taxpayers Have Funded for Years" That hateful neo-Marxist ideology?  Diversity training.  None of that for government employees, hooray!  By the way, what right does a President have to "ban" an ideology?  This article was helpfully illustrated with the following picture: I'm not clear what Marxist threat is posed by people burning a small pile of trash in the streets, or what this has to do with diversity training, but there you go. Ward Connerly, Town Hall:  "President Trump’s Legacy: Jobs, Opportunity, and Prospe

The Duties of the President

As amended yesterday by the honorable William P. Barr on September 8, 2020 To serve as commander in chief of the military To sign bills into law or veto them, as he sees fit To appoint cabinet members and judges, subject to approval by the Senate To see that the laws are faithfully enforced To lie and smear a woman you raped before you became President, in order to destroy her reputation and serve as a warning to any of the other women you raped that you will do the same to them if they open their big fat traps. Trump and Toady plot to undermine the rule of law I bet you weren't aware that Attorney General Barr added that last one to the list, but he did: "Yet again, Bill Barr proves that he is the perfect Attorney General and personal attorney for Donald Trump...Bloomberg is reporting that the DOJ, which is supposed to be an unbiased, non-politicized justice seeking department, is trying to take over Trump's defense, effectively pitting itself against an American citizen.

Irrational Exuberance

There's a story that is getting a lot of play today, which is being greeted with a good amount of glee by Democrats, which I do not think means what people think it does.  This is the story that the Trump campaign has run through $800 million and is nearly broke; stories like this one: "The 2020 Trump Campaign Is Reportedly a Financial Mess...a report from the New York Times details just how chaotic the Trump campaign’s finances have been, particularly for a reelection effort which began the day after the inauguration. Though the campaign raised a total of $1.1 billion since the beginning of 2019 and did not have to spend money in a primary, over $800 million, or close to 73 percent, of their funds have been exhausted. Similar to the trajectory of the president’s business career, an early excess of cash appears to have been wasted due to questionable spending." Well, I am certainly not questioning the likely fact that a great deal of the money that losers and suckers* do

Junior Speaks The Truth

 Donald Trump Jr, from his new book: “Meanwhile, it also took two months for me to realize the enormity of what my father had accomplished" From the Merriam Webster dictionary: "Enormity: an outrageous, improper, vicious, or immoral act" Well, there you go. 

There Is No Bottom

 From  Barbie Latza Nadeau at the Daily Beast: "While strolling around the lavish ambassador’s residence in Paris, he reportedly took a fancy to a number of pieces of artwork, including a bust of Benjamin Franklin and some Greek mythical figurines. So he ordered them removed from the residence and packed into Air Force One and brought to the White House, according to Bloomberg. White House spokesman Judd Deere confirmed the poaching, telling Bloomberg, “The president brought these beautiful, historical pieces, which belong to the American people, back to the United States to be prominently displayed in the People’s House.” He is not above out and out grand theft, the stolen goods having an estimated value of $750,000.  That is in addition to the blatant act of bullying someone who he thought had no ability to resist his criminal behavior. Yup, that is the President our country now has- a common thief.   

A Nixon Story

When I was living in England in the early eighties, I had several people ask me why, after all he had done,  the seemingly minor affair of the Watergate break-in destroyed Richard Nixon's career and cost him the most powerful job on earth.  Here is the answer I came up with: There were always two narratives about Nixon; Nixon, the great statesman and master politician, and, to be blunt, Nixon the crook.  Just enough people were induced to believe the statesman story to project Nixon into the Presidency, and keep him there four years later. What caused Watergate to destroy him was that the incident, minor or not, was simply incompatible with the statesman narrative, but fit perfectly into the crook story.  This caused enough people to switch which tale they believed, that he lost all support, and had to go. And this, I believe, may be the result of the current news about Trump calling American soldiers suckers and losers.  There have always been two narratives about Trump; the maste

Trump, Part Two

In which I will document in my usual fashion the right wing reaction to the recent revelations of his true attitude toward our military, which, may I note, is entirely in keeping with his attitude toward everything else in this world. Again, if you have not read the original report of this nauseating behavior, by Jeffrey Goldberg at the Atlantic, I strongly recommend that you do so. Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "The Atlantic Peddles Total Fake News to Smear Trump and Torpedo His Relationship with the Military...They’re not even trying to make their anonymous fake news believable anymore. Goldberg and his ilk are just mad that Trump has refused to create thousands of more dead soldiers by sending them off to fight ill-advised new wars all over the world." "How about y’all stop lying. Then again, we all know why you keep getting faces full of buckshot. You don’t care. You’ve never cared. Because at the end of the day, you’re all just Democratic operatives masquerading as rep

The True Trump Shows His Face

 I am going to violate my normal rule of not writing about things that have been thoroughly covered by others.  I am referring here, of course, to the bombshell article by Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic, concerning Donald Trump's contempt for those in the military who sacrificed themselves for the good of the nation.  I am not going to go over the facts of Trump's abominable behavior, in which he showed that messing up his hair meant more to him than the lives of 1800 marines who died for our country.  If you want to know the details, please read the article, which is in my opinion the most important document so far in this electoral season, revealing as it does the real Trump, who is a man degraded beyond any redemption. At this point, any current or former military member who supports Trump is exactly what he calls those who died for our country: a sucker.  But that is not what I want to say.  To me, this article is really not about the military at all, but about its re