Defeat Trump

Just came across this writer (via Zoe) and overwhelmingly felt his words needed to be shared.

Defeat Trump on Every Front

Warning: The post is long but well worth your time. It was written on January 12 and, as is common in today’s world, events continue to evolve. But I believe his points are extremely relevant to what is happening –and needs to happen– within the U.S. political world.

Ze Wall! Ze Wall!

Not everyone reading this post will remember the TV series, Fantasy Island (1977-1984), but for those who do, you will understand why I reworked its signature introduction for my title.

As most of us are aware, “THE WALL” has been an ongoing (and highly debated) promise of you-know-who. While the conjecture that Mexico was/is going to pay for it soon became irrelevant, the IDEA itself never completely faded away. It was simply replaced by the several hundred “other” things that have been part of this presidency (e.g., impeachment, COVID-19, etc.).

Unfortunately, all these more-pressing news items resulted in THE WALL slipping to the bottom basket of many news reporters. And this is a shame because this is what has been happening in the closing days of a president whose stubbornness is creating havoc at every turn:

Contractors Dynamite Mountains, Bulldoze Desert In Race to Build Trump’s Border Wall

As the NPR newsletter puts it:

Contractors are pulverizing the wilderness in southern Arizona to construct as much of President Trump’s U.S. border wall as possible before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. Builders are even dynamiting mountains — infuriating landowners and conservationists — as they plow through sensitive nature areas without regard to the work’s effects on wildlife.

I probably don’t need to say it, but the current leader of the U.S. has no scruples at all! The ONLY thing he cares about is remaining in power, no matter who or what it demolishes in the process.

I was particularly disturbed by this line of the article: they’re working all night long under light towers to meet Trump’s goal of 450 miles of new barriers before his term is over.”

The president of a land conservation group commented about what was happening: “As an American, I feel ashamed.” I totally agree.

ReBlog: Hopefully the last letter to my Senators about Trump

A letter for the ages!

Ends and Beginnings

I know this email is a waste of time, but it makes me feel better writing it. For the last four years you have supported, shielded, defended, and turned a blind eye to a man and an administration that has encouraged hate, racism, and division. A man and an administration that has mocked and disregarded the standards and norms of the office of President and the Constitution. A man and an administration that has put their own self-interest above the interest, safety, and security of American citizens. A man and an administration that is trying to disregard the will of the people and steal the election which is nothing less than an attempted coup d’état. Fortunately for America, Trump and his henchmen and henchwomen are just as inapt and ineffective as he was at being President.

It appears that Trump’s “plan” (which will be the first plan he has had…

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What Say You?

As most people know, the outcome of the recent presidential election isn’t really in doubt, yet Dear Leader continues to dispute the results.

No news there.

But the question becomes:  Will he … can he … succeed in his efforts? Or will he FINALLY go down in defeat?

According to Politico, in order for Trump to overcome election results, some unprecedented legal steps would be required.

  • Republican-led legislatures in states Biden won would need to move to overturn their state’s popular vote and appoint a slate of Trump electors when the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14.
  • Since such maneuvers would be certain to meet vetoes from Democratic governors, the lawmakers would also need to secure a legal determination that they hold the sole power to appoint electors — a disputed legal premise that has never been tested.

Both actions are considered long shots; however, as most of us know, Trump is desperate.

So what say you?

No sure? Perhaps try consulting your crystal ball. Or do a bit of ommmm and see what the universe says. Or … I know! Ask your Republican neighbor!

Or better yet, make an educated guess.

A Pardon for Trump

what

Yes, that was my immediate reaction. WHAT??!!?

But then I read this article …

Why Biden Should Pardon Trump

Here is the opening line:

If President-elect Joe Biden hopes to fulfill his pledge to unify the nation, he should do the unthinkable and pardon Donald Trump.

The article was written by Michael Conway, counsel for the House Judiciary Committee in the impeachment inquiry of President Richard Nixon in 1974. While I felt he made a couple of respectable points in his argument, I’m curious to know what my readers think.

BTW, there’s a “Quick Vote” option in the middle of the article if you want to share your POV and compare it with how others feel about the issue.