Have You Heard This One?

During one of his campaign trips Donald Trump is visiting an elementary school and goes into one of the classes. They are in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asks Mr. Trump if he would like to lead the discussion of the word “Tragedy.” So he asks the class for an example of a tragedy.

One little boy stands up and offers: “If my best friend who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy.”

“No,” says Mr. Trump, “that would be an accident.”

A little girl raises her hand: “If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy.”

“I’m afraid not,” explains the exalted businessman. “That’s what we would call a great loss.”

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. Mr. Trump searches the room.

“Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”

Finally at the back of the room, a boy raises his hand. In a quiet voice he says: “If a private jet carrying you was struck by a missile and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.”

“Fantastic!” exclaims Mr. Trump, “That’s absolutely right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?”

“Well,” says the boy, “because it wouldn’t be a great loss and it probably wouldn’t be an accident either.”

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm …

If Trump is still the U.S. President (as he claims), that would mean he’s not eligible to run again since the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution reads as follows:

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice …

To put this as clearly as possible: Two terms (four years) is the limit that a person can serve as President of the United States.

So the question becomes — How can Trump “stake a claim” (as he is expected to do at the CPAC conference) as the presumptive 2024 GOP Presidential nominee?

Wouldn’t that put him into a constitutionally forbidden third term?

Hmmm …

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Feel free to share other things that make you go Hmmm … 🤔

One Last Time (I Hope)

Sorry for returning to politics, but Kathleen Parker wrote an opinion piece for the WAPO that really impressed me.

I was quickly drawn in by her opening remarks:

Truth be known, I haven’t liked Trump since he came on the stage. Not my kind of guy. The thought that he could become president was, to me, absurd and sickening.

Here is the link. BTW, don’t be put off by the article’s title. You’ll understand more when you read her column.

How The GOP Can Be Reborn

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P.S. I know that WAPO often restricts access to its articles, so if you’re unable to read this one, Click Here for a .pdf file.

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.

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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