MURDER, THEY WROTE

Alabama Plays God, Again

Ladies and Gentlemen, the fix is in. Over the years, conservative citizens using legal bribery, influence peddling and demonic skullduggery have gotten more and more zealots on the American courts to lay out agendas inching closer and closer to a handmaid’s tale scenario.

The Supreme Court supremely changed American life with the Dobbs decision. If you are unfamiliar with that rash judgement, read it here: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, No. 19-1392, 597 U.S. 215 (2022). This landmark decision held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer the right to abortion.

Why would the Supreme Court decide such a thing? Well, they were seeded with the proper number of hard-right judges to make this an easy vote for them. The conservative faction has what is called a “super majority.” Even when each nominee for the high court said, under oath during their confirmation hearings, that Roe Vs. Wade was “stare decisis” (meaning to stand by things already decided) they voted for its repeal. Sammuel Alito might have written the decision, but be warned that Neil M. Gorsuch, Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett are the reason women’s reproductive rights were stripped from them. To be clear, Mr. Gorsuch, Mr. Kavanaugh and Ms. Barrett all lied under oath. Nice!

When the Federal Court took away your right to abortion, they opened the door for many state legislatures to get busy redefining our country and peoples’ relationships with their doctors. This week, the Alabama Supreme Court weighed-in on a matter they thought would change the massive over-population of the world, but why would they care? Seems to me they all get plenty to eat. Eventually they will all die and believe that when they get to the pearly gates St. Peter will give them stars and put them in first class suites.

This from CNN: “In a first-of-its-kind ruling, Alabama’s Supreme Court said frozen embryos are children and those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death – a decision that puts back into national focus the question of when life begins and one that reproductive rights advocates say could have a chilling effect on infertility treatments and the hundreds of Alabamians who seek them each year.” Well, it wasn’t more than a day after the decision when the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham shuttered their IVF treatment facility over fears of prosecution. So, what will they do with all their frozen embryos? Well only the good Lord knows, because I am sure if he wanted us to never use science to help a family have a baby, he would have taken all the doctors and medical professionals out back and stoned them to death, you know, Old Testament style.

While Donald Trump is running around the country and courtrooms, he sort of says he favors a 16-week abortion ban, but if he wants to keep the evangelicals and hard-core right of his Maga cult he will eventually say he wants a full out ban. That would be surprising coming from a man who surely paid for or endorsed abortion from his aggressive dating moves.

Nikki Haley said she supports the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling that frozen embryos are people and thus begins the fun of writing this post. WTF? Nikki Haley’s family is originally from a country of 1.4 billion people. How did India do that? Well, it wasn’t with IVF, it was by good old disregard for modern techniques and advances like birth control. I might add there are an estimated 1,770,000 homeless Indian humans. I know. I have been there and in the early morning while driving through the streets I saw thousands of people sleeping on sidewalks. So, is the curse of overpopulation in America what Nikki wants? It didn’t surprise me when she had to retrace her steps and “clarify” what she really meant, which was reminiscent of her “racist country” mislabeling.

Will it be long before the courts demand a full list of every sperm cell that could potentially form a human? Will the state force someone to carry all those embryos and help balloon up the wombs of Alabama women? This is so close to Margaret Atwood’s 1985 book The Handmaid’s Tale that I am ready to have me some morning sickness.

And when they catch someone destroying a fully fertilized embryo, will they use the same standard of murder in a court? When a healthcare worker dropped a vile of embryos, their mistake led to this case advancing. Like any malpractice litigation, however, one must prove lack of knowledge, poor procedure and intent.

In a murder case, prosecutors must use all available evidence to prove intent. This includes physical evidence like weapons or fingerprints, as well as witness testimony that can shed light on happenings before and after the crime was committed. The law states clearly, corpus delicti, meaning “body of the crime,” requires proof that a crime took place before an individual can be charged with that crime. With murder, a corpse is considered the most crucial piece of evidence. If an embryo was flushed down the toilet there wouldn’t be a body, now would there? Sorry, forgive me father for I have sinned.

Clearly, a body is the physical structure of a person or animal, including the bones, flesh, and organs. There are no bones, no flesh and no developed organs before a fertilized embryo is planted in a host. Each action to attempt productive fertilization comes with a high degree of risk. Believing that each little embryo is a HUMAN BEING, places oneself in the role that God and chance usually play in a pregnancy.

Sure, someone will sue, and this will go to the Supreme Court justices, who should be ashamed of themselves for giving states too much of a say in reproductive rights. Eliminating the rape and incest shields all women should have, the courts have turned back the clock and forced women to grin and bear these new laws. Hey, if God wanted us to have IVF, he would have invented it. He didn’t; doctors and scientists did to help people have families. Oh Alabama, you slow, little learner. Why have you made it harder to vote, harder to say what folks want to say, and now, harder to have a baby?

The state of Alabama has no lottery and offers no chance that things will ever change. They believe the Holy Bible is the only book we should read, and all others can be burned. Sure, they have good football players, but I am sure God doesn’t care about the SEC as much as feeding children.

If a female egg, a potential embryo, which a woman makes only once a month is the first step toward humanhood, then the sperm, which a male partner provides, surely has the same value in the process. For without the spermatozoa playing a giant role here, this whole human being decree order is nothing. Just for the record, the normal volume of the magic semen solution is about 1.5 to 5.0 milliliters per ejaculation. The sperm count varies from 20 to 150 million sperm per milliliter. So, how will we keep all those potential humans safe?

I would suggest we leave this up to the Alabama Supreme Court located at 300 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104. So, guys, if you live in Alabama, why not put all those unused guys in a zip-lock bag or used condom labeled with your name and social security number and mail the package to the court. Perhaps they can pair each one of those little warriors with a nice, pure egg. Avoid listing your race so your guys will have a swimming chance of landing at a stylish home in the suburbs.

Chief Justice Tom Parker

In conclusion, let me present the real problem: Tom Parker, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. This man supports the Seven Mountains Mandate, a once-fringe philosophy that calls on evangelical Christians to reshape American law and society based on their beliefs. Wake up America! When someone with that much power says he’s getting messages from God on how to decide these matters, instead of American democracy we might as well be living under the Taliban or the Ayatollah.

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ACADEMIC ANEMIA

Presidents & Bad Poker Players

I consider myself reasonably intelligent, although I am extremely cognizant of the fact there’s much I don’t know. Lately, lots of libertarians and liberals are claiming that the America’s university system is broken. Rather than blaming the kids for being immature and unreasonable, this is the age of attacking the institution.

From a very early age, I communicated using my mother tongue and words to clearly and succinctly transmit my meaning. Yes, I had some wonderful teachers along the way, some of them during my three years in college. I left college early not to “drop-out,” but to take a job that paid a handsome salary. I was in school to learn things that would help me get a job, but here I was being offered the exact profession I wanted. Why did I need college when my new employer was ABC, the American Broadcasting Company?

Outspoken TV host Bill Maher has been on a crusade to convince young people to stay away from college. He claims upper education has been poisoned and soiled by the “woke.” This comes from a gentleman who has a BA from Cornell, an Ivy League school. I am sure when the founders of Cornell established the institution in 1865, they saw it as doing “God’s work” to educate the privileged.

The act of college presidents being called before Congress to testify about how they were handling hate speech, tropes and antisemitism was remarkable on several levels. First, many top universities are private institutions, and although they get research funds from taxpayers they are NOT government (state) schools. Next, the idea of Republican Elise Stefanik of New York thinking she has any credibility to question these highly paid executives of private schools is far-fetched, at best. What Ms. Stefanik did was clearly unconstitutional and oxymoronic. It’s worth mentioning that Elise believes the 2020 election was rigged.

What really made me fall out of my chair was the university leaders’ responses to the questions. Jesus Christ, was there no preparation by these highly educated leaders? Why didn’t they sit down with their well-paid legacy lawyers to design official pronouncements on the matter? Even a baby poker player can buff better than these obvious titular heads. If they cannot clearly state college policies and the actions being taken, then why are they holding uppermost jobs at these amazing universities?

Most uneducated, cult-like followers of Fox News and Donald Trump probably believe our schools are attempting to brainwash their students into being liberal, devil-worshipping zombies. That’s far from the truth, but then no one really wants the truth anymore. They just want to shellac their misconceptions with a thick layer of “we’re right and you’re wrong so go fuck yourselves.”

Who are the colleges and universities hiring to run their institutions? I live in Florida where colleges have been firing smart people and replacing them with semi-literate political appointees. The first thing the new guy does is spend millions of taxpayer dollars on football teams, new buildings and getting rid of great professors who teach critical thinking. I get quite fracked watching this happening in our society.

Nick Saban

Just like any institution, a university is only as good as the people who administer and teach there. But there is another issue with our colleges, they are spending billions of dollars on programs that have nothing to do with education. When they find a good football coach, they reward them. Nick Saban, the football czar at Alabama, has an annual salary of $1,105,000. However, the head coach also makes a “talent fee.” For 2022 and 2023, that stipend is $9,595,000. I am sure he produces the best, just ask the NFL. Maybe this gives talented athletes a chance to be millionaires, but wait, we were talking about unruly kids and genocide.

I was certainly unreasonable back in my college days. Along with a bunch of fellow hippy students, we demanded an end to the Vietnam War. I was aware that the president of my school had no power to stop the war, but he did finally acknowledge it was better to close the school for a day rather than call in the National Guard to shoot us. I am not making this up.

Protesting babies and women being killed on both sides does not automatically equate to a pro-genocide agenda. It seems we are willing to do anything to protect a fetus inside of woman who might not be ready to birth a human, but we certainly don’t seem to flinch when we drop heavy armaments on hospitals and hostage centers killing unknown numbers of babies and children. The “free” Arab press outlets claim, “Israel has dropped 18,000 tons of bombs on Gaza.” This probable fact doesn’t mean I am against Israel, but it was an act of a radical terrorist group posing as a political party called Hamas who attacked Israel. Any political party that engages in violence should be outlawed, just as the Nazi party is forbidden in Germany. No matter how liberal you are, you need to research and learn the history of a place before you psychologically vomit on others.

If this was a different time and space, the United Nations would step in and draw new borders to give the Palestinians their own country. Then if another terror attack was planned in, supported by and launched from that independent state, Israel could declare war and do just what they are doing now.

A better question for all these smart-ass college presidents would be, “What would you do to solve the crisis?” That phrase “paralysis by analysis” comes to mind, and that is not what you need when you are playing poker with a politician. The hearings seemed like a waste of talent to me, so no “talent fee” for any of them. The next leaders will continue to be faced with the same campus crises, and “free speech” has nothing to do with it. University leaders need to declare their positions in clear and precise ways.

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HATE BEGETS HATE

It’s a People Problem

Matt Gaetz is a hater. Donald Trump is a Hater. Bebe Netanyahu is a hater. They seem to love talking about the people they hate. When a powerful person demonizes another, a religion, a class of people or a specific tribe, bad things follow.

Those haters see it as a game, but it’s not a sport when people’s lives are at risk. The Chuckie-looking Representative from the panhandle of Florida has been begging for attention, like an immature toddler. One could say Kevin McCarthy is a fool for allowing himself to be trapped into an unworkable concession, but the fact is clear. Matt Gaetz’s real desire was to grab power, use it to disrupt a proceeding, then dump a speaker he always felt was beneath him.

Now, with wars raging in Ukraine and Israel, Congress has been neutered by this overzealous neocon who lacks any meaningful principles. I was appalled when Donald Trump personally asked Gaetz to nominate HIM for Speaker of the House. Matt Gaetz hates the United States government, and thus, those who desire to represent the people and serve the nation. This whole Speaker of the House crisis was self-inflicted and unnecessary. It demonstrates how unready the Republicans are to govern. If you want to throw someone out, shouldn’t you have a plan to quickly replace the victim?

This disrespect is the result of those who are hating. Donald Trump hates anyone who disagrees with him. The cult he has created is based almost entirely on hate. He came right out and showed he hated Obama. When he announced his first run, he demonstrated his hate for immigrants, especially Mexican Americans. Once he got the job, he never ran out of so many others to hate. When Covid hit, he went on and on about how much we should HATE China. He simply knows nothing more than hate.

He showed us he hated judges, lawyers, Gold Star families, war heroes, Democrats, institutions, court decisions, election results and people in general. When the Saudi government ordered the killing of a Washington Post reporter, his response was, “Every country kills people.” When wars erupt, like forest fires, he’s always right and claims only he has the solution. He asserts he could end a war in a week, without explaining how. And his genius idea to keep trees from exploding into flames was to use our dwindling water supply to permanently keep the trees wet. WTF? This fucking idiot decries any idea that isn’t his. And by the way, I am far from hating him, I despise him.

One of his bright plans was treating Covid with bleach. Well, low and behold, some of his cult members attempted exactly that. At a trial earlier this summer, four men of the Bradenton, Florida area were found guilty of conspiring to defraud the United States by distributing an unapproved Covid drug. The prosecutors called them “conmen” and “snake-oil salesmen,” and they were sentenced to more than twelve years in prison. Yet more bonehead followers of the Orange Jesus who illicitly made millions then ended up in prison for falling for Trump’s hate and lies.

Now, we have a full-out war in Israel. There is a maxim in dealing with those you disagree with, find a way to cool the temperature and start a discussion. In order to placate the hard right, stay in power and avoid jail, Bebe Netanyahu became an over-the-top hater of Palestine. That created tensions and lone-wolf attacks against Israeli police and soldiers, which brought forth more than two-hundred Palestinian deaths this year. Netanyahu’s pomposity made things worse, not better.  

There is no justification for the attacks on the people of Israel last weekend, but Bebe is not the right leader to attempt to put out the inferno that has been burning for more than five decades. The Prime Minister of Israel didn’t start the fire, but he has done nothing in his rhetoric and actions to cool tempers. We can only hope the voters will throw him out, the courts will convict him, and he’ll be put in a place where he can do no further harm. They just announced they have formed a new government and a special war cabinet without the far-right big mouths who still have gasoline tanks in their hands. A good step forward.

Trump and his slaves, like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Josh Hawley, Matt Gaetz, Tommy Tuberville and other isolationists like them, need to be silenced. The US military has suffered from congressional malfeasance. The House of Representatives has been frozen by hate mongers and liars. If we don’t collectively rise up and put these people in their places, they are going to destroy our great land.

If you support a racist, neo-Nazi you are complicit. If you back someone who interferes with the readiness of the military, you are a traitor. It’s past time to hold some feet to the fire and bake the hate out of them. Hate has no place in America, or anywhere else.

When I spoke with a Russian American friend of mine about the way gays are treated by Putin and his cult, she shook her head, and said, “You see, in my country, they just have to have someone or something to hate. That is all they know.”

One could come back with a snappy retort like, “Haters gonna hate,” but I fail to see the purpose of stirring up hate against humans. Sure, get your revenge Israel, but just remember, if you keep hating after you sign a peace treaty, what happens to you is on you. God Bless.

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THE PROBLEM WITH RON DESANTIS

Another bottom feeder polictician – grifter

I am sure Ron and Casey DeSantis are nice people away from the bright lights of politics, but I have many political questions for our governor. I wonder whether he respects the rights of children, if he understands the need for equality among “all the people” and whether he supports the sanctity of immigrants in America.

It would be too easy to spray the criticism that everything DeSantis has done as governor was only to further his national political ambitions. It appears that once he got the Governor job, he was living every moment to get another one… in Washington.

As the grandson of Italian immigrants, one would hope DeSantis had more empathy for the immigrant’s plight, but alas, it’s a case of, “We’re in, close the door behind us.” Florida is made up of immigrants and workers from everywhere. Why the constant condemnation of that class? DeSantis’ stunts and statements would have us believe he doesn’t care about what America stands for. Immigrants are people, not political punching bags.

Harassing large corporations that provide thousands of jobs is bad business, while giving another big donor exclusive rights to Covid shots reveals a payoff in the plan. Why did I have to drive four hundred miles to get my shot? Please stop bragging about how great you did. It was just okay.

We hear so much about respecting the rights of parents, but what about the rights of children?  From banning Critical Race Theory, certain books and gender realization, DeSantis is kowtowing to the base, not protecting all the kids. One must ask, who decided that a child’s rights could be ignored, besmirched and ridiculed by the state? Will the governor and his wife attend funerals to comfort the parents mourning their trans or gay teen’s suicide due to constant bullying? Sadly, he will not be involved in the problem he exacerbated.

I’m puzzled by the DeSantis political family who rails against liberal elitism but sends their kids to private schools. I assume they think they are fixing education, but so far, they have created far more conflict, drama and fear than advances.

When the governor in his high-heeled cowboy boots rode his white horse into government, he was just a cheap imitator of Donald Trump. His actions, words and deeds since then have shown a man who truly doesn’t care about anyone else’s viewpoint. Florida doesn’t need a baby Trump; we’ve got the real one.

The facts are clear. Mr. DeSantis had no discussions with the families of LGBTQ kids before he handed Tallahassee his abominable bucket of hate: the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. He also had no consultations with the communities of color that he cut up like chum on the beach to gerrymander his way to power. He just did it without the regard for the voters’ rights in those places. If only Ron was honest about it all.

The lack of respect for equality and the Voting Rights Act are just as bad as his ploughing through the policies in education that were meant as safeguards for equality. Getting rid of much of what the New College of Florida was all about, only to suggest that adding sports teams will bring people back to the institution, feels a lot like “Biff” from Back to the Future being put in charge of education. It’s sad that a graduate of Harvard and Yale would see public education as an evil force. Maybe he doesn’t care about kids.

The idea of a “woke ideology” coming to take your freedoms away is much like Chicken Little screaming, “The sky is falling!” I still have no idea what “woke” means, but it’s clearly Ron’s N-word.

The fundamental problems of Ron DeSantis are his obvious desire to rewrite history, control the future and force all citizens to adopt his way of life. If “freedom” is really your north star, Mr. Governor, then why do you keep telling us what to do, how our doctors will treat us and even who to love. The demeaning discrimination on display so far proves he’s a bad governor and would be a horrible president.

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HOW TO BEAT TRUMP

An Open Letter to the Challengers

Are you in it to win it? Do you think you have an actual chance? You have studied Donald Trump’s every speech, every putdown, every ridiculous conspiracy theory and off-the-cuff remark, yet you come off like an eleventh-grade debate class student, fearful and defensive. He will grab you, crush you, chew you up and split you out.

I hear your bland and stupid statement that the country deserves you and you will make things better, but those who are loyal to the golden calf will only yawn and then change the channel.

Go ahead and meet behind closed doors with your consultants, con-artists and co-conspirators to debate the words you will use when asked certain questions about the fat, orange guy. Tiptoe around him, because if you do otherwise, he will kick your ass.

2016 Republican Debate Stage

Your advisors will tell you not to say what you really think, because that will turn off people who don’t believe in the truth. And whatever you do, don’t piss off “the base.” You may think they are the only folks who count because they have gigantic, aggressive online mouths and fingers to tear you a new one, but they’re more like a conglomeration of 14-year-old high school dropouts who have formed a bond based on hate, misinformation and an intense feeling of disenfranchisement. That subset of America has already cast their vote. Ignore them! You can’t win them over and you don’t need them, so stop being so damn timid about them.

So, how can a reasonable person beat Trump to the punch and garner some points in this presidential slugfest? When Marco Rubio ran against Trump in 2016, he based all his comments on a few carefully prepared paragraphs that he recited verbatim. “Little Marco” was up against it, so he decided to pull a “baby Trump” bit by commenting on the size of Donald’s hands. He went low, and Trump just bullied him into submission. If you genuinely want to beat Trump, you must not be afraid to upstage the villain. Yes, the clown carries a spray bottle full of battery acid and it’s your job to face and conquer the beast.

There’s an abundance of history-making Trump insanity — impeached twice and indicted twice, with surely more to come from the overzealous prosecutors in the land. Although this martyr routine appears to be working for the makeup-wearing tough guy, it’s time you find a way to forcefully cut through that.

Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, believes he must go to the right of Trump and promises to be a new kind of Trump who can win and get things done. Being twenty-five points behind, however, proves he’s just another baby Trump. As long as voters can get the real deal, why would DeSantis think he can win by selling his bag of lukewarm fascism to America?

The one thing I remember from my early sports playing days was a rough and tumble coach standing before us and not only challenging our strength but asking us that all-important question, “Boys, do you really want to win?” Today I stand before most of you asking that same question.

The only current challenger who is acting as if he really wants to defeat Donald Trump is Chris Christie. He’s telling the truth and he’s not trying to please Trump voters at all. I’m sure there are experts, statisticians and soothsayers telling him this is the wrong approach but, seriously, what other path to beating Trump exists?

If the rest of you want to beat Trump, you will have to talk louder and more directly in ways that might be uncomfortable. I’m looking at you, Mike Pence. You cannot bring yourself to say that Trump was not a good president even though he cajoled his fans to see you in a bad light and threaten your safety. I get the “turn the other cheek” Biblical stance, but really Mike, if you cannot stand up to Trump how are you going to deal with a real dictator like Vladimir Putin? Your pussyfooting will get you nowhere.

The question of whether a challenger, if elected president, would pardon Trump is revealing. If one says they will pardon him, that is the wrong answer. It means they feel what he did wasn’t wrong or it was wrong, but they want to “heal” the country. There’s only one answer to that pardon question that makes any sense, “NO.” Trump is not above the law, and he should be held accountable. Your ticket to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue does not have PARDON HIM printed on it.

There is probably more dirt to dig up on the Donald, but don’t think you are going to convince his loyal fans he’s bad for them. However, you must criticize him openly, directly and by name. You must point out our critical need for someone we can trust in the White House. Trump’s biggest flaw as a potential president is he’s a liar. He doesn’t know right from wrong or truth from a lie. Get right up to the microphone and say, “This man is clinically ill and cannot be trusted to run the greatest country in the world” Lay it out directly or get the hell out of the way of someone who will. The fundamental goal is branding Trump as a LIAR!

Stop wasting our time with your lack of clarity and deflections. Trump is a bad human being and should not be reelected. If you cannot say that, then you are not really running for president. You don’t want to win. You are just masturbating in public and wasting jet fuel flying around the country playing the fool.

Why are you not going after Trump? Are you going to admit to the coach you really don’t want to win the game? Stop being so damn weak!

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AMERICAN GROUND ZERO

Trump Keeps Wasting My Time

According to legend, Moses ascended and descended Mount Sinai seven times attempting to mediate, communicate and understand God’s will. During one of his mount sojourns, his temporarily leaderless followers fomented fear and melted all their gold jewelry and trinkets into a golden calf. Afraid that God had forsaken them, they wanted something they could see and touch to worship. They sent their prayers to this graven image rather than the real God.

When Moses finally returned, he was carrying two large stones with the Ten Commandments etched into them, the believers’ fundamental “truth.” The first two commandments clearly state, “You shall have no other gods before Me“ and “You shall not make idols.” Now, you might be wondering what this has to do with Donald John Trump.

Before we wander around for forty years, we need to understand who Trump is, and why his continued power over people is dangerous, damaging and demonic. Donald is the golden calf, a fake god, a craven image, a false idol whom millions of people, beyond all logic and reason, worship as their savior. His “success” flows from the fearful people who were made angry and afraid by feckless politicians seeking only power and money without regard for the common men and women.

I have two thoughts for you. First, the United States of America is never as bad as those seeking office would like us to believe. I have faith in our country, in fact, I love America and believe that as flawed as the Constitution might seem in the eyes of critics, crapshooters and con artists, it’s the best in the world. Next, Donald Trump is not the end all and be all. Remember, even the UK Queen passed away and they just slid another person into the chair.

Joe Biden is a lifelong politician and understands how the system works better than just about anyone else. Is he the best president? We’ll have to wait for the historians to write that up, but for now Biden’s keeping us from going back to Egypt to be enslaved. Remember that in 2024.

Like many of my fellow citizens, I am totally sick and tired of this Trump guy. After the smoke clears and the Department of Justice has laid all the evidence at his multiple doorsteps, it will be evident that Donald Trump is a corrupt liar with no redeemable intellect or ability to make things better.

What happened to the golden calf? Well, it wasn’t good. Moses burnt the idol in a fire, ground it to powder and then scattered the remnants over water which he forced the Israelites to drink. Surely, drinking water laced with gold was not healthy, but that was his just punishment for ignoring the truth.

In today’s world, we have Republican politicians in Congress playing the role of High Priests in the Temple telling us what to believe and who to follow. It’s as if they’re taking money for themselves and demanding we bring them animals to sacrifice. The true Judas of Democracy is Jim Jordan. His Judiciary Committee is being encouraged and manipulated by rich donors, the moneychangers outside the temple, with tentacles reaching even into the chamber of the Supreme Court.

It’s true that this is all political; everything is political. By their words and actions, fifty people in Washington, after swearing to protect and defend the Constitution, have revealed they are loyal to only one man, the obese, orange calf who will be brought before the judges.

I’d like to ask members of the 700 Club and the other evangelicals who defend Trump from their so-called holy pulpits, “What would Jesus do?” Would he keep the gold so his offspring would have some bounty after he is gone? No, that is not what God’s son would do. The reality is we have preachers, priests and pontificators defending lawlessness to create a Christian Nationalist State rather than a free and honest Republic. Be careful, folks. Their church will probably not look like the one you love.

I don’t feel sorry for Donald J. Trump. He claims to be a genius but constantly does stupid things. He can’t keep saying he is an innocent man, while lying, cheating, paying hush money to porn stars and completing all sorts of other illicit acts to keep his power and position intact.

America’s new, self-inflicted ground zero is filled with “Orange Trash.” If you want to follow the man down a black hole of mendacity and hate, go for it, but remember that will not help you on judgement day. TRUTH will judge you, not the lies of a fat and false prophet.

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Has CNN become Fox News?

Just when you thought it was over it starts again, and many feel that CNN just pooped the bed. But let’s be more civil and analytical, if such is possible in today’s world.

I understand television programming and its various justifications for reasons of ratings and revenue, but CNN broke some rules last night when they put the orange devil on the air for nearly ninety minutes in prime time. According to the American Press Institute, journalism’s first obligation is telling the truth. Good decision making depends on people having reliable, accurate facts placed in meaningful contexts.

The second rule in TV news is never let the interviewee play you. Mike Wallace and Walter Cronkite turned in their graves last night. Why did CNN allow the former President to lie about the 2020 election? Why didn’t they confront him live, in real time, and tell him to his face that he’s still lying and  ask him why he needs to constantly do so? Why not make it personal? Trump certainly does.

Any interviewer would have their hands full with Donald Trump, but a noble journalist must elicit truth. Kaitlan Collins asked Donald Trump some great questions, but she didn’t get him to admit anything. She was a facilitator for his lies. No matter how many panels CNN puts on for the rest of the week whining about Trump, some people will continue to believe his mendacities. It’s impossible for a journalist to create a clear vision when their primary source is a pathological liar, so why did CNN put him on?

This “town hall“ did not provide any insight into a lying candidate. It was just another network elevating Trump, giving him more oxygen and free airtime for his continuous deceit. How is this good for America?

Trump is an idiot on foreign relations and the current cultural realities of an ever-growing browner and more diverse America. He stopped absorbing and thinking in 1956.

The Donald couldn’t call Putin a war criminal, but in the very next sentence he described the atrocities of the war in Ukraine, unable to connect the dots that it’s his buddy Vlad who is doing the killing. I would have asked him, right at that moment, “What makes you so afraid of Putin?” Instead, we got more of the same bullshit, deception and tap dancing so fundamental to Donald Trump.

Chris Wallace is on the CNN payroll, but I’m sure Trump would never have agreed to a sit down with him. Instead, the network brought out their morning show tryout who asked penetrating questions but didn’t adequately rebut the responses. The entire affair became lost in the dust of Trump’s repetitive, nonsensical crap. Had he been properly grilled, I’m sure Trump would have walked off the stage, which would have been far more illuminating.

And what was up with that audience? It’s clear they were not properly vetted or managed, which obliterated the newsworthiness of the whole event. Instead of having a hall full of dimwits laughing and clapping at a fat, orange monkey, why not have an audience of journalists with each getting to pose one short, pointed question?

If TV news is to survive, it must have a certain gravity and gravitas based on truth. The CNN debacle showcased our drunken uncle babbling away about matters well beyond his comprehension. He couldn’t even pull off looking prepared, statesmanlike or normal. He just blathered put-downs and platitudes with the overarching theme of how screwed up America is. Why would we give this blowhard four more years to do what he couldn’t do in the four years he was president?

I’m going to briefly step aside here to inject a Tweet of someone who says it better, the former President’s niece, Mary L. Trump, “I’m furious…. CNN is anti-American. In less than an hour, they allowed an authoritarian wannabe to lie constantly while an audience full of his followers applauded. This was not a town hall; it was a rally. Donald bragged about overturning Roe v. Wade. He claimed—unchallenged—that Democrats allow babies to be murdered after they’re born. He bragged about his intention to pardon convicted insurrectionists. He advocated for the United States to default on its debt which would destroy the world economy. And he showed, once again, why a jury of his peers found him liable for sexual assault and defamation. But Donald Trump cannot destroy our country by himself. That requires allies. He already has the Republican party in his pocket. And now, he has CNN on his side. Tonight’s CNN fiasco was a tragedy for American democracy.”

Mary Trump clearly is just as appalled as I and many others are. CNN will have to work awfully hard to restore its credibility with me but, then again, like many my age I am starting to think that it’s all just bullshit. We can’t trust Congress. We can’t trust the Supreme Court and we certainly cannot trust CNN, or Fox, or MSNBC, or any news outlet that hides behind the bright lights of showbiz while leaving honest reporting and penetrating journalism splat on the sidewalk.

Think about all the major news stories that have broken in the last ten years and realize they resulted from the arduous work of journalists at the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Pro-Publica and other outlets. The talking heads on TV just read the words. They spend more time on their hair and makeup than pounding out the truth on a keyboard.

It’s embarrassing. Recently I heard one of the talking heads actually say, “Well, I haven’t read the whole document yet, but this could be either real good, or real bad for Donald Trump.” WTF!

Sorry, but if you attempt to be “fair and balanced” with Donald John Trump, you will merely make him President again and that would be the end of journalism and, oh yeah, DEMOCRACY!

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GRAND OLD PHOBIA

Uniting the bigots

Those who believe in God, know that he/she/it doesn’t make mistakes. To be a card-carrying member of the “god club,” one must believe the omnipresent deity is perfect and that he/she/it made ALL PEOPLE, everyone, no exceptions.

In my local paper there is an article about Florida Republicans uniting around a notion that Trans and Gay Americans are unmistakably a second-class group that must be controlled, and eventually eliminated. You might think those last three words are a bit much, but if you put it to many voters, they would tell you that boys who become girls, in their minds and bodies, must be stopped from using the restroom of their chosen gender and blocked from competing in any sport where they could have an advantage over females. I have not heard anyone say that a woman who transitions to a man should be barred from competing in male sports, but hey, this is fresh territory for many people and perhaps it’s only a matter of time.

I once had a business partner who announced to the world he was suffering from gender dysphoria and desired a transition to his true persona. Jay became Jaye as she started the process of becoming a woman. At first, I was confused and needed to learn more about this concept and discovered it has existed throughout history. It’s not some sort of aberrant modern misalignment.

Jamie Farr

Many of us laughed at Sergeant Klinger, Jamie Farr’s character in the TV show M*A*S*H who wore women’s clothing. The reason he dressed as a lady wasn’t a desire to be a transvestite, but rather a desperate attempt to get out of military service. It was funny… until it wasn’t. According to many sources, Jamie Farr chose to gradually phase out Klinger’s recurring joke of wearing women’s clothes because he didn’t want his children, who were young at the time, being teased about it while growing up. In a sense, the actor and producers decided the gag was no longer funny.

On my long and winding road of becoming a man, I worked at a theater during my college years. What I experienced there provided a profound education, not only in entertainment but also people. Some actors got so deeply into their character during a production that they “became” that imaginary person. Once the show was over, these folks reverted to their true selves.

During my time in the theater, I interfaced with a considerable number of gay men and learned that, contrary to popular Republican beliefs, one doesn’t “become” Gay or Trans simply by being around people of those persuasions. In fact, the use of the term “persuasion” is a trick. It connotes that one is under the influence of a conversion scheme and once that drunken moment passes the person will magically return to “themself.” Should this myth surprise anyone? Homophobes work lies into truth at every turn.

One doesn’t “become convinced” to become Gay or Trans. It’s a process of discovering themself along life’s path and then feeling better when admitting to themselves who they are. If one cannot be honest with themself, then they are living a lie.

RuPaul

Words matter, so let me insert some definitions here. A transvestite is a person who dresses in clothes primarily associated with the other sex, usually a man who feels comfortable in women’s clothing and style. According to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, a person experiencing Gender dysphoria has “a sense of unease because of what they perceive to be a mismatch between their biological sex and their gender identity. This sense of unease or dissatisfaction may be so intense it can lead to depression and anxiety and have a harmful impact on daily life.” These two may appear to be the same to small-minded people, but they are not.

As our children develop, we adults can either be helpful and encouraging or we can attempt to impose our views, values and vistas on them. Some parents groom their kids to become what they want, rather than allowing their children to find their own ways into happiness. I had a high school buddy whose parents demanded he go into the priesthood. When he saw no way out of his pre-ordained path, he made one. He committed suicide. That has nothing to do with sexual orientation but makes the point that too much parental pressure is not good.

Why would the governor of a state of 22 million people create a law that, in a sense, transforms LGBTQ kids into second class citizens? Is he so politically ambitious that he is willing to put his foot on the necks of thousands of kids trying to find their ways through life? The so-called, “Don’t say Gay” bill screams to every one of these kids they are not equal to others and won’t be empowered in any way. Everything Ron DeSantis does is a quest to quench his thirst for power. He is against women deciding what they should do with their bodies, against Black kids learning about their history and against Gay children feeling comfortable in themselves. He’s even against Disney, one of the largest employers in his state. Obviously, he’s fucking goofy.

Exploitation is not a pretty word. The action of treating someone unfairly to benefit from their work, culture or status was a hallmark of slavery. I find it embarrassing that here in 2023 we have a two-bit politician belittling, demonizing and, in a sense, terrorizing young people. When someone is just learning about who they might be we need to help them, not summon the neighborhood bully to beat the shit out them.

The GOP is using children as steppingstones to their power grab. Ron DeSantis is clearly homophobic and perhaps a little conveniently racist, but he claims to be a true “man of God.” Actually, he’s just another money changer working outside the temple with the sole interest of “changing” the location of wealth from your pockets to his. He wants to be the master, and we all must obey, or get the 39 lashes. Ask Disney if Ron DeSantis truly cares about children and their dreams. He’s not uniting all the people, only the bigots.

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An Open Letter To Chief Justice Roberts

Our Founding Fathers

If you agree, write a letter:

Supreme Court, United States
1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543

Telephone: 202-479-3000

Chief Justice Roberts

Dear Chief Justice:

I have to believe you are aware of what has happened in Tennessee. The sad part of that tragedy is it’s the result of those in an ivory tower who demand respect by wearing black robes, making them appear as if they are pious preachers, but alas, they are only humans who make grave mistakes in logic and judgement. Just today, I read that Justice Thomas admitted to taking $400,000 in “gifts” that he didn’t declare. How can the America public possibly believe that one of the country’s most important institutions is not for sale?

Clarence Thomas

We’re told that laws are based on facts and traditions to attain and maintain justice for all, but now we have racism out of the closet and in the streets and legislatures. You cannot rewrite every state law involving gerrymandering and voting schemes to give one party more power and advantage. And your observation that we’ve come along far enough to not need voter protections for people of color in this country is naïve and incorrect. Between declaring a corporation is a person and your decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that ended women’s rights to decide their own medical care, your legacy is in tatters.

You and the other justices have little respect for what came before, and it’s clear that Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett lied during their confirmation hearings about Roe vs. Wade. That should disturb you greatly. Your court’s removal of a law that was on the books for more than fifty years was a dismal miscalculation that has sullied the institution FOREVER.

Our Supreme Court has divided us more than we were before these decisions. Taking away rights from minorities, women and the disadvantaged is not what your legislative body is supposed to do. You might want to spend some time with African Americans who cannot find a job.

I hope you read this, but if not, it’s simply proof of how your isolation has warped your judgement to the detriment of this great land. Chief Justice Roberts, corporations are not people, the Second Amendment doesn’t give anyone the right to kill school children, and it’s well past time the Supreme Court starts seeing the world through the eyes of common men and women.

How about the courtesy of a response to this taxpayer?

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RHETORICAL HYPERBOLE

Courts have too much power

I would defend my homeland to anyone who thinks their country is better than mine, but there are times when I just don’t understand the gap between “freedom” and my right to “life, liberty and happiness.”

I abhor when ignorant right-wing assholes tell me I hate America because of my political viewpoints and patriotism. I respect the three branches of government and would never let anyone saw down the whole tree. Anyone attempting to overthrow the United States government would surely be batshit crazy for trying.

I am confused when a teenager who sold a marijuana joint in high school gets ten years in jail, but the bottom feeder Trump cultists get just a few years for participating in an insurrection. I am as pissed off today as Donald Trump was yesterday. Trump, as I have said more than a hundred times, Is an idiot, and he is fully responsible for all his various legal problems.

Robert Landsberry

In my hometown of Pittsburgh, there used to be a guy who walked the downtown streets, come rain or shine, with a large sandwich board complaining about the US Post Office not delivering his mail. His name was Robert Landsberry, and I marveled at his persistence while recognizing he was nuts. That was one of the first conspiracy theories I was confronted with almost every day. Later, others walked the streets with signs of Bible quotations. Well, that was before the internet.

There are many nutjobs in the world right now, and if these kooks ever had a chance to test their theories in court, the judges and prosecutors would be on “our side.” By the way, Robert Landsberry no longer walks the Steel City streets. He died. You see, a final judgement awaits us all, even Donald Trump.

This brings me to a news story that appeared today: Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump team another $120,000 in legal fees. The backstory has to do with her filing and losing a defamation suit against Donald Trump. According to CNN, “Daniels had sued Trump in 2018 after he called an allegation by Daniels that an unknown man threatened her in a parking lot to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump a ‘total con job’ in a tweet.” Judge S. James Otero dismissed the lawsuit in 2018 saying that Trump’s statement was protected by the First Amendment. He said that the tweet in question constitutes “rhetorical hyperbole normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States,” then added, “The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement.” Okay.

Ms. Daniels appealed and lost again, meaning she had to pay his legal fees once again, bringing her total payments to Trump’s lawyers up to almost $700,000. In simple terms, she got $130,000 to shut up, didn’t shut up, and now is out over half a million bucks. Good thing she has never stopped working and has several recent films.

Let’s now focus on the term, rhetorical hyperbole,” which is the use of exaggerated language to make or emphasize a point. Note the subhead to this piece is, “Courts have too much power.” Is that my true opinion or just a hyperbole sprayed out online without any regard to its possible ramifications?

Let’s say I am sued and the plaintiff attorneys submit a copy of this post to the judge as evidence of my disrespect for the court. I would have absolutely no power to stop them because I have published this for all to see. Rhetoric is an interesting construct. On the first level, it’s simply a way to convey something, but in his book Conflict of Beliefs, Jacob Mbua Ngeve says it’s an expression “in terms intended to persuade or impress.” Now, taking the leap to a third nuance, teacher Michael Chittenden defines rhetoric as “something asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elicit information.” If the statement produces threats, violence or harm to another person, then one must look at the result rather than the intent.

I am sure Trump was not intending to hurt this woman, who made the decision to enter a hotel room, have unprotected sex with Donald Trump, and then bargain through Michael Cohen, the Donald’s fixer, to get money in exchange for her silence. We should all be glad she came forward and told her story, but her words against Trump are not “rhetorical hyperbole” because she accused the former President of an alleged sexual encounter and bribe. She even went so far to describe Mr. Trump’s male organ, which I am sure was just hyperbolic revenge. Judging by her description of the act and his member I have to believe that Trump was embarrassed.

Justice Alito

When one unelected Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Alito, decided that a fifty-year-old decision — Roe vs. Wade — was wrongly decided back then, he wrote a foggy and oxymoronic decision to take away women’s rights. I say oxymoronic because he claimed that Roe vs. Wade had, and continued to, divide this nation. His hyperbole didn’t convince anyone it was good to eliminate the important women’s right; it proved only that women had fewer rights than men. Let me add a bit of my own rhetorical hyperbole. Imagine a law that said that men were no longer allowed to get vasectomies. Would that be tolerated by the men who control us?

As far as I am concerned, the Supreme Court is too powerful, but we all must obey them. Their rulings, after all, are the final answer to major disputes in the land. Should we not obey their laws, we could be arrested and put in jail. It’s a fact that Donald Trump paid money to the pornographic film star, the Playboy bunny and the doorman to keep them from ruining his chance to be president. Michael Cohen went to jail for his role in the maneuverings so why didn’t Trump? Oh yeah, US presidents cannot be arrested. Make sense… or does it?

Let’s ponder that. Say President Joe Biden decided to make some money for the US Treasury by selling Florida to Cuba. The deal was so good it erased all American debt the moment the check cleared. Of course, that would be a crime and the Department of Justice would have to tear up that UNLAWFUL policy memo from Robert Bork, who was the solicitor general of the United States from 1973 until 1977. It said a sitting president cannot be indicted or arrested. You see, that “policy” is not a law, it’s simply one person’s opinion. If the Supreme Court was faced with making a decision on Bork’s statement they probably would fall back to a pillar of our democracy, “No one is above the law.”

Donald Trump is not royalty, he’s just a rich man suffering from narcissistic personality disorder. If his lawyers were wise, they would claim insanity for all of Trump’s impending cases, but then Congress would be faced with the need to vote for disqualification. If Trump is unfit to be tried in a court of law then he certainly isn’t fit to be president ever again.

This is a political blog and, according to Judge S. James Otero, my “rhetorical hyperbole” is protected speech. Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ted Cruz, Matt Gaetz and the rest of the right-wing whores are out to destroy America to gratify their egos and personal needs for power, most likely byproducts of having bad parents. Too much? Well, I could have talked about their collective smelly perinea, but I’m just a Democrat, not a pervert.

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Tattoo Detective: Our Last Hope for the Future

Imagine being able to time travel into the unknown. TATTOO DETECTIVE: Our Last Hope for the Future is a science fiction novel examining the world after all the guardrails of normal society have been dissolved.

The story follows two American tattoo detectives who are sent on a mission that changes them and their world. This dystopic look at the United States and the flaw in humankind is not a Pollyanna prognostication, it’s fundamentally close to our current reality and could be predictive of where we are headed. The opening chapter says it best, “…we could have done something, but we fell madly in love with technology, weapons and wealth.”  For purchase or dowload, go here. Check out our author page on Amazon.