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General John Kelly screwed up, plain and simple.
Back in the day, in Banking, we used to say, “If you f##k up, you ‘fess up!!!” In other words, put the mess in the past….. If you don’t clean it up yourself, somebody who is not clued in will try and do it and things will only get worse.
Kelly refused to understand a few things, one, he was trying to protect a buffoon, a unprepared nut, a racist, a liar and overall untrustworthy bum who messed up first. If ddfrump had any grip on reality, any sympathy, and understood the circumstance, he would not have insulted the family of a slain hero with his crude words, a soldier who gave his all for this nation.
Kelly has to know that fatfrump’s attention span is minute and that the only thing this fool can remember is, his name and his perverse inclination to lie!
Like, in a trial, only deal with the issue or the question and no more… when you ramble, you add fuel to the fire.
Second, although he may work for the bum, he is paid by the citizens of this country to serve and protect them first, and when the bum screws up, when those two issues clash, you serve the people. To complain that the fool’s comments were heard by folks in the car they were riding in while people around the clown heard the tenor of the words, is unbelieveable. I hope you guys caught Lawrence O’Donnell’s commentary on kelly….. kelly’s “back-in-the fifties” comment about the sacredness of women rang hollow after Lawrence put the comments in perspective… missed by many newscasters and his kelly’s colleagues, who continue to say, “He’s a decent guy!!” They failed to recognize he ain’t so decent when he lies and misrepresents… with no apologize!!!
Kelly tarnished his reputation by trying to cover for a incompetent fool… when you chose to be in the fish barrel without a deodorant, you will come up smelling like fish.. and you, kelly look and smell like all the putrid fish in that barrel. There is still time, kelly… apologize, admit your error, then move on..
The republican are oblivious to the reality that ddreump LOST the election by 17 million votes; he was selected by a jerry-mandered Electoral College, an archaic, flawed process that negates the will of the majority. As I said in my last piece, update the Constitution.
The pundits all want to know why it took 12 days for this miscreant to acknowledge the loss of four brave men. Now we have more misguided generals marshalling an effort to excuse Kelly. We understand his military service, his leadership but we also recognize his failure as a chief of staff…he forgot that, like his allegiance in the military, and despite ddfrump being the nominal commander-in- chief, because he has no idea of the gravity of that title, he, kelly must have an allegiance to the nation. Protecting an incompetent is not how you do it. Apologize…and move on to the next crisis your ”president” will create.
The country needs to know how and why these brave soldiers died. Let’s hope the investigation is thorough and complete.
Let me point out that those who pay attention to health care say the republican plan to fund the health care will cause 3.5 million people to lose coverage…..
Last thing….the “tax plan” the republican and its mousy leader , mcconnell is touting will give millionaires and billionaires a massive tax break, with the lie that it will create jobs, is a joke. First of all, the unemployment rate is about 4%, so it begs the question, who will fill the “jobs” rich people “will create”??. The real issue is rich people do not create jobs, they just stash their money in the bank or invest it in the stock market to create more unearned income. The problem is insufficient salaries paid to low and middle income earners. Instead of paying dividends, corporation must pass their earnings on to their workers in the form of increased salaries. After all these years the republicans fail to understand that workers who spend a portion of their salaries will create the same profits and pay more income tax, bringing the deficit down. This tax plan will increase the deficit as usual when republicans try to give tax breaks to the rich. Look at history….. bush’s tax cut…then Clinton, a boom; bushieboy’s tax cut…. then Obama got them out of the ditch, so the Democrats had to right the ship. Now, we have the ill-advised ddfrump and his cabal. Watch and see….
Surprisingly, bushieboy called out the bigots on how destructive they are to this country on the same day President Obama rallied the forces in Virginia, topped by the appearance of our five living presidents to support the effort to assist all those negatively affected by recent hurricanes. Although I do not condone almost all that the republican party stands for, I must recognize a few men like Senator McCain, who is an honest patriot and not a blind robot to their cause.
Real last thing…. Did you see where joe arpaio, the convicted felon pardoned by ddfrump tried to have his conviction set aside! If you accept a pardon, joe, you have admitted the crime!!! You are forever a criminal and should be in jail but for the illegal pardon before sentencing!!!
Enough said, I’m out!!!!
“The U.S. Supreme Court is set to take a serious look at partisan gerrymandering with a case that could jeopardize voter maps across the country and help Democrats regain control of Congress.
The case, which will be heard next term, will be closely followed by lawmakers, since the outcome could define how far state legislatures can go in drawing up district lines for partisan gain.
The case, known as Gill v. Whitford, centers on the Wisconsin map the state’s Republican-controlled legislature enacted in 2011. A three-judge panel on the federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled 2-1 in November that the map was an unconstitutional political gerrymander.”
(Courtesy of The Hill)
Since 1776, (240 years ago) our Constitution and Bill of Rights has been the basis for governance in this country. It was constructed by white men of stature (land owners mostly, and men of means), and the southern contingent, consisted of slave owners; and although they were also considered patriots, they wanted to be free of the heavy hand of England.
When the framers wrote this document, it was more to protect the independence they sought from England and to insure that this nation would never be used as a pawn for an individual(s) to create a “kingdom or empire” where one person, family, group could rule the masses. They envisioned a political system wherein, men would chose an “administrator” to manage the affairs of the country. They also envisioned that men would vote for this “manager”. He would govern based on the Constitution’s allowances, limits, the Bill of Rights, and the restrictions instituted by a Congress.
But those men could have never imagined today’s world, with supersonic aircraft, cars, computers, atomic bombs, cell phones, AK47s, automobiles and countries like Russia, Iran or North Korea to contend with.
But also in their good intellect, they created two other co-equal branches of government, (Congress), and made one, the Supreme Court, the unassailable arbiter of disagreements between the other branches and the states. Lastly, they also made sure that each state would be represented by the majority of voters in each state, at the Federal level, but also not be subject to the larger or richer states’ prerogatives, so they created a Senate where every state had the equal status in Congress. A magnificent constructed idea…… for that time
But the world of 1776 is gone……we are in the year 2017, and to try to depend on a “Constitution” written for that long past day, for guidance is foolish. Other nations of the current world have “updated” (for better or worse) their rules and laws for the 21st century.
In the time gap between 1776 and 2017, we have made some adjustments, such as allowing women’s right to vote, allowing former slaves to vote, supposedly desegregating school, passing equal rights legislation, and regulating things like transportation, commerce, our interior, taxing the population, and on.
But where they have fallen short is monumental, given today’s world reality.
They did not anticipate that immoral men would seek office or that the populace would vote for such individuals; or that the Congress would allow the minimization of the individual vote (jerrymandering), destruction of our natural resources, weapons of war in the hands of citizen, or interference by foreign adversaries to impact the election process, and so on.
But the real flaw, brought to light by this past election, was the elevation of someone totally unqualified, a racist, a pervert, a misogynist, a tax evader to the highest office in the land. Saying someone who happens to be 35 years old and a natural born citizen is eligible to hold office as president is no longer sufficient.
We must develop and incorporate as a requirement, a level of moral standing, mental capacity, civility, understanding of how government works, and a proven dedication for the soundness, fairness, and the safety of this country, for the person who seeks that high office. We must require that the office seeker, bare for review, his income and tax situation with an understanding that personal gain or profit will not be part of service. Further, he/ she will not be allowed to attempt to appoint family members at all , or friends and acquaintances, to advisory or Cabinet positions without consent of at least 50% of the minority party in the Senate.
We must incorporate a mechanism to relieve an incompetent president and his cabinet (including the vice president who no one votes for) of his office and institute a new election within ninety days. During that interim, the Senate must appoint one Senator from each of the contending political parties and one Justice of the Supreme Court to temporarily manage the affair of the nation. Cabinet member would be selected by the parties in Congress….alternating the selection between parties. The lines of succession must be changed, A person no one voted for should be in line to be president. No legislation but the most urgent would be considered during the interim; and no proclamations.
I could go on, but my intent is not to rewrite the Constitution for that is the province people way smarter than I am; but you get the picture. The point is, we can no longer operate by a document written over 240 years ago.
There should be no controversy about the performance of our current (falsely elected) president….he is a disaster….pure and simple. I am not going to harp on his performance; it is there for all to see, but what I will talk about is his lack of empathy, utter stupidity and lying ignorance regarding the death of our brave soldiers in far off, Niger.
The question is, how long will the citizens and Congress tolerate his ineptitude? Enough is enough. The buffoon continues to astound the nation! with his ignorance.
In a time of tragedy, how can this president screw up a message of condolences? Instead of displaying sympathy, condolence and sorrow at the loss of our heroes; like a dolt, he insults a widow and the family… They know that the hero was willing to lay down his life of his country, he volunteered….but they need not hear it at this solemn moment, from the mouth of someone, a draft dodger, who is supposed to convey the nation’s gratitude for the service this soldier gave.
To compound this event further, we have a chief of staff(??), John Kelly. a Gold Star father himself, attempting to provide cover for this ”f##king moron” who further insults the family and the Congresswoman who commented on the lack of candor by his boss (there is question of who is in charge, in the first place) by calling the Congresswoman an “empty barrel” and questioning her work in Congress. He insults his own standing by these actions and denigrates the his own personal loss.
He claims he was ‘stunned” by the fact that the widow of Staff Sgt. LaDavid Johnson, in a car with others, placed the call on speakerphone so all could hear the “message” from the president. Wasn’t her prerogative to do so, after all, ddfrump had people around him that heard the horrid words he spoke but liars that they are, refuse to tell the truth; typical of this White House and its denizens. We are stunned that this, until now, honorable general would lie and then attack a member ofCongrss, knowing the truth.
Kelly had the gall to wrongly declare that Congresswoman Wilson, in a speech two years ago, heaped praise upon herself selfishly to defend and deflect attention to his his lie. I guess there is some white magic in the White House now that turns honorable people into liars. This president is not worth the lies. It is a pity….
If you were fortunate to see Rachel Maddow on MSNBC on Thursday, you were exposed not only to the details surrounding the death of those four soldiers who died and the other members of the unit who were on a mission to help an allied nation combat ISIS and other terror groups, but also the political background leading up to the tragedy. Boy, was it an eye-opener!!! She relates the decisions by the U.S. Department of State that caused another ally, Chad, who was providing cover for missions of this type, to pull its troops from the area. If you are at all interested, try to get a copy of Rachel’s show of October 19th.
I’ll talk about the Congressional tax plan and what they intend to do about medical insurance.
I cannot close without a comment about the appearance of the incompetent, lying weasel attorney general before the Senate yesterday.
Maybe he should just testify that he is old, lacks the mental capacity to tell the truth, and is a racist, and then go home. Like all of ddfrump’s cabal, he is stealing money just by show up at the office! He is an affront to justice everywhere.
Enough said, I’m out!!
In my last blog, I made the following statement:
“Probably, a hundred fifty million dollars would get them on the right track.”
It should have said,
“Probably, a hundred fifty billion dollars would get them on the right track.”
For ages, folks had deemed “kneeling” as demonstrating reverence, i.e. (although I do not personally believe in “royalty”), in church, often, to pray, when a man proposes to his lady, etc. There are so many instances when “kneeling is considered “the right thing to do”.
Deciding to play the National Anthem and raise the National Flag at pro football games came into vogue in 2009, decided by a bunch of white millionaire, without the input from the people who make their product so popular. In doing so, they decided that all people should “stand”.
Now they want to say it’s irreverent to kneel after all he precedents mentioned above…… Damn, make up your mind…..Sit, stand, kneel… it don’t make you a patriot……Look at all those fool republicans in Washington D.C. and elsewhere who salute, stand, and still insult the people of our nation who pay to see our government support them, by depriving them of health care, food, clothing, water, a living wage…. Need I go on?
Honestly, (I wouldn’t do it) but I could care less about the flag, the song or a ditty being soiled so long as people’s rights are not trampled upon. (By the way, didn’t somebody stop the “Pledge of Allegiance” in schools or the “Lord’s Prayer???
So now, because an athlete happens to be a pro football ballplayer his First Amendment rights are taken from him????
I wish all the ballplayers had the guts to demonstrate but many of them worship the almighty dollar more than civil liberties. People who disrespect human needs are not the ones to say how someone demonstrates “respect”. Common decency and agreed upon by ALL dictate the norms of respect or ‘disrespect” not an elite class….
Least of all, a guy like ddfrump, a masochist, a pervert, liar, a tax cheat, a racist, and a “f**king moron” (just repeating what I heard) with the sensibly of a sloth, gets to have a say. And neither does his lackey, “mikie-no- experience-expence”, another lying nincompoop have a right to an opinion.
After repeating many times over, that their demonstration (sitting, standing, closing eyes, kneeling), is to EXPRESS their concerns about the lack of basic human rights, and only human rights, for people who are being ignored; and says nothing about the Anthem or the flag. They, en’ masse, have said it is not about love of country which they all espouse…but about equality… in all areas where it is lacking; but instead the many powerful white millionaires and ignorant politicians want to ignore the real expressed reasons, and their responsibility to this country to make it a just nation for all to enjoy.
While people in the Caribbean starve, lack clean water, medical supplies, and jobs, your president, with his “trumped up” IQ, wants to spend our tax dollars on ten times the atomic arsenal we have. “High IQ” ddfrump needs more bombs to destroy the world as we know it, as if the hundreds we have won’t get the job done!! He is a JOKE!!!
While people starve and go thirsty, the nut thinks it’s cool to pitch rolls of paper towels… Only someone with the IQ of an ( I started to type “rat”) but that would insult a smarter animal than the oafish lardbutt pseudo president, and wannabee leader of people who did not vote for him, but is really providing fodder to a group of miscreant missing links racist who think he’s doing a good job!!!
The U.S. Caribbean islanders have really suffered this year. All the islands depend on tourism to support their civic and human resources, jobs and the like. The nation as a whole has a responsibility to step up…. The Federal administration, strained as it is, must find a way to repair the damage caused by the hurricanes.
Probably, a hundred fifty million dollars would get them on the right track.
We have over 540 billionaires by last count in this country. Many are multi billionaires, that is, they have $75 to $25 billion or more laying around …..And many did not become billionaires by themselves; they built organizations that thrive from the tremendous economic engine of America, so I propose that each one be taxed one billion dollars as a loan at three percent (non annualized)… to be paid back over50 years and take that money and get the islands and other mainland communities in need back on course.
It’s pretty clear now that Russia influenced the election of the dimwitted least knowledgeable, easily manipulated candidate running for the presidency ever. But the republican lust for the power to dictate people’s lives will not let them admit they have an embarrassing buffoon in the White House.
Now it’s also clear that our most sacred secret intelligence agencies are vulnerable to hacking and theft… Maybe the administration should concentrate on safeguarding our secrets, rather than traipsing around the country to react to what football players do.
How about reining in your cabal, fatfrump, from needlessly jetting around at taxpayer’s (although you are not included in that terminology) expense.
Closing with a comment about the idiotic tax plan touted by the Congressional majority….. Multi billionaires get to keep $110 billion more and poor people and the middle class get shafted! Rich people increase their wealth by investing, not working for wages…….. we earn our salaries and wages but the companies that make these people richer can’s seem to understand that working people need living wages… that’s the real economic engine that benefits everybody and increase taxes the help those less fortunate get a step up to the next level.
By the way, when is the last time, we seniors got a real increase in Social Security????
Enough said, I’m out!!!!