Tuesday, November 21, 2017

There is Nothing Immoral, or Illegal in Alabama, Maybe Just a Little Bit Unusual

Take the bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist. Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became the parents of Jesus. There is just nothing immoral, or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler, speaking in defense of Roy Moore's search for female companionship 40, or so years ago.

Yes, things have taken a decidedly hallucinogenic turn down in Alabama. It would appear a hefty tab of LSD is no longer required in order to make divine connections between Judge Roy Moore, Saint Joseph and several underage retail clerks and waitresses in the greater Gadsden metroplex.

It's not like we hadn't been headed that way for a while. Evangelical Christians everywhere went out of their way to vote for Donald Trump after they clearly heard him bragging about how fame and fortune allowed him grab women's genitals whenever and wherever he wanted.

In fact some consider El Donald so free of sin they're willing to bet their mortal souls on him. Take Mark Lee, who participated in a CNN group interview of Trump supporters. He said--with a perfectly straight face--"Let me tell you. If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia I will tell him, hold on a second, I need to check with the president to see if it's true."

Words like lunacy come to mind in situations such as these. So does, hypocrisy, but that one has already been used by Reverend Franklin Graham. When asked about the accusations leveled at the Alabama senate candidate, he said, "The hypocrisy of Washington has no bounds. So many are denouncing Roy Moore when they are guilty of doing much worse than what he has been accused of supposedly doing."

Mr. Graham didn't specify what crimes the unnamed, "they," have committed which are worse, but since pedophilia is pretty fucking bad one can only imagine.

Other men of the cloth, like Pastor Earl Wise, simply attack the victims. He told an interviewer, "I don't know how much these women are getting paid, but I can only believe they're getting a healthy sum. How these gals came up with this, I don't know. They must have had some sweet dreams somewhere down the line." Then, almost as an afterthought--or just in case things get even worse for ol' Roy--he added, "Plus there are some 14 year olds who, the way they look, could pass for 20."

Ah, there we have the answer. Leigh Corfman is either on the take, which she adamantly denies, or, at age 14, she was a preternatural vamp who duped an innocent Roy Moore into thinking she was much older than she really was. Unfortunately for Wise and Moore alike photos of Corfman when she was 14 make her look a lot closer to 12 than 20. However, if history has taught us anything, pointing out the obvious to ardent religious types rarely yields positive results. Just ask the ghost of Galileo Galilei.

In their increasing desperation, Moore's supporters have also been attacking the veracity of Beverly Young Nelson's accusation the judge assaulted her when she was 16 as he drove her home from her job at a Gadsden restaurant. The details of the proof offered by the Moore campaign that Nelson's story is untrue have to do with the placement of a dumpster on the restaurant grounds, whether there was a back door to the joint's parking lot, and the hiring practices of the establishment's management.

Finally, to combat the nasty rumor Moore was barred from the Gadsden Mall for hustling teenaged girls the campaign dug up a guy named Johnny V. Sanders. According to Sanders, a former mall employee, the whole thing is--you guessed it--a merry mix up. Sanders' claims it wasn't the GOP's senate nominee who was barred from the mall years ago, but rather another prominent Etowah County official, who everyone now has confused with Roy Moore. When asked to identify the person in question, Sanders refused, "out of respect for his family."

Yes, it has become so weird in Alabama, as Hunter S. Thompson once wrote of another place, "Acid is redundant."

Let's face it, not even ancient Rome at its most depraved would tolerate a monster like Roy Moore in their Senate. But, right here and now, we are on the verge of seating him in ours.

So much for the American republic and any claim it might have had to some higher moral ground .

Ladies and gentlemen, as you can guess, the bar is open.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bernie Bernstein Makes a Call to Alabama

Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein. I'm a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if  anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old , willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5,000 and $7,000. We will not be fully investigating these claims, however we will be making a written report. I can be reached by email: AlBernstein@washingtonpost.com. Thank you.

A voice mail left from an anonymous number on an Alabama preacher's phone.

Actually it's worse when you listen to it. Whoever left the message on Pastor Al Moore's phone (no, he's not related to the candidate) spoke in perhaps the worst imitation of a New York/Brooklyn accent imaginable. It was rather like hearing a voice version of one of those horrid pre WWII Nazi posters which cruelly caricatured Jews.

Reverend Moore and an Alabama TV station attempted to email the alleged reporter at the address he left and both attempts were returned as undeliverable. That's no surprise since The Washington Post doesn't have an employee, or part time contractor named either Bernie, or Al Bernstein.

Despite the overtly anti-Semitic dialect, the editorial confusion over the name of the caller (Bernie, or Al?), and the fake email address, multiple supporters of Moore are claiming the robocall and others identical to it were generated by the newspaper, or at least its agents.

Yes, that is the road republican Roy Moore and his campaign are going down as accusations of his inappropriate and downright criminal sexual behavior years ago continue to mount.

They've also let loose a wildly racist attorney named, Trenton Garmon. He is currently pleading the candidate's case on cable news networks while, perhaps more importantly, giving the sly wink of an eye to Moore's trailer park fascist base.

On Friday night Garmon was on Don Lemon's CNN show and repeatedly referred to the host, who is black, as, "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy." Lemon finally put a halt to it by pointedly telling Garmon his mother didn't name him that so stop saying it. The attorney smiled and said, "I hear you, man." Then he began to accuse Lemon's producer of luring him on the air under false pretenses.

Yesterday Garmon appeared on an MSNBC program hosted by Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi. When asked why Roy Moore would need a mother's permission to date a girl if she wasn't underage, Garmon answered--sort of--this way, "Sure, that's a good question. Culturally speaking there's differences. Looked up Ali's background there. Wow--that's awesome that you've got such a diverse background. That's really cool to read through that. But the point is..."

Ruhle interrupted, "What does Ali's background have to do with dating a 14 year old?

Garmon continued, "I'm not finished with the context of it. Point of this is...

At that moment it became clear Ms. Ruhle wanted to punch the clown out. She demanded,  "Please answer. What does Ali Velshi's background have to do with dating children, 14 year old girls?"

Garmon said, "Sure. In other countries there's arrangement through parents for what we would refer to as consensual marriage."

That's when Ms. Ruhle said, "Ali's from Canada."

Garmon, seemingly flummoxed by her statement immediately attempted a little of the old song and dance, "I understand that. And Ali's also spent time in other countries..."

Ruhle shot back, "So have I."

There is more. Like that poor guy in Alabama who was a Post source in it's original story. He's getting text messages which tell him a U.S. attorney in the state has filed a defamation suit against him. While denying it the, U.S. attorney in question noted his office has no jurisdiction in civil actions such as defamation. Then there is Kayla Moore, Roy's wife, who put the phone number of a Post reporter on social media after a request for an interview. Later, the reporter's resume', including her current address, showed up on a public site. Mrs. Moore claimed the reporter was harassing her and her friends.

Let's face it, these crazed bible quoting fuckers make Joe McCarthy look like some cheap jack amateur. And in truth, there is a viciousness displayed here not seen since Herr Hitler was walking the planet.

Years ago the late science fiction author, Mike McQuay said, "Once you're convinced God is on your side, you are capable of anything." Those words have never been truer than in Alabama during this year of our Lord, 2017.

Just ask Judge Roy Moore, his wife, and the people who will elect him to the United States Senate in less than a month.

Or better yet, ask their victims.

sic vita est


Monday, November 13, 2017

Everett Dirksen, Joseph McCarthy, Roy Moore, and Casanova

A long time ago there was a republican senator from Illinois named Everett Dirksen. He was a friend of Joseph McCarthy, also a republican, but from Wisconsin. In the early 1950s Joe McCarthy was and, by the way, still is widely considered one of the most evil men to ever sit in the upper house. The two of them were such buddies when the senate voted to censure McCarthy for being a run amok witch hunting asshole, Dirksen refused to go along with the resolution.

It was a different age back then though. Dirksen, despite his conservatism, still had some sense of morality plus a connection to a guy named Abraham Lincoln. In his later years he co-wrote and helped democratic president Lyndon B. Johnson pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and a second Civil Rights Act in 1968. The two laws, among other things, kick started the mass migration of conservative southern democrats, known as the dixiecrat wing, to the republican party.

All of which leads us to one, Roy Stewart Moore. Moore is the current republican candidate for the United States Senate from the state of Alabama. He was elected twice as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and was removed both times because of his firm belief the constitution of the United States of America--you know, the document he swore to defend--doesn't mean shit.

There is also pretty solid evidence he was, at least at one point in his life, a dirty old man.

Old, of course, is a relative concept. A guy in his early 30's, which Moore was when all this alleged philandering took place, looks young to someone on the far side of 65. However, to girls who were at the time, 14, 16, 17, and 18 it's really fucking old, not to mention creepy.

The most serious allegation came from Leigh Corfman who was the 14 year old. She told a reporter from the Washington Post, Moore had touched her genitals--or as Don Trump would say, grabbed her pussy--through her underwear, then forced her to touch his.  

The Post broke the story last week and Moore immediately claimed it was not only fake news, but a political hit job.

Actually it probably is a hit job, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. Besides the four women, the Post lists nearly 30 witnesses who say Moore was quite the Casanova when it came to teenaged girls back in the day.

Unfortunately for the democratic nominee, Doug Jones none of Moore's lascivious and possibly criminal behavior will make any difference to huge numbers of voters in Alabama. They checked their moral outrage at the door as soon as they cast their ballots for Donald Trump a year ago.

Alabama's Bibb County GOP chairman, Jerry Pow put it this way, "I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn't want to vote for Doug. I'm not saying I support what he did."

That's how low some republicans, including nearly 40 U.S. senators, have sunk. Pedophilia is forgivable--being a democrat isn't.

Yesterday Moore told a group in Huntsville he was going to sue The Post. He said he was currently uncovering more background on the allegations. He also promised to provide, "revelations about the motivations and context," of them. In other words his people are working as busy as beavers to make Leigh Corfman and the other women look like they are the ones who are to blame for this sordid affair.

Well, what else should we expect from a man who claims homosexual acts should be criminal offenses and Muslims shouldn't be allowed to serve in congress--despite that bit in the constitution which forbids any person who seeks federal office from facing a religious test.

Yes, the political and ethical descendents of Joe McCarthy, as we see in Roy Moore, are still around. And worse, just like Everett Dirksen, the vast majority of republicans, no matter how noble their intentions might be, refuse to repudiate them.

Now, ask me again why I'm a democrat.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Alina Fitzpatrick: Six Years in the Grave

The tale of Alina Fitzpatrick isn't, as they say, breaking news. When she walked off into the shadows around 10 pm on November 4th, 2011 she was 17, barely old enough to drive a car. If she was alive today she'd be 23 and might have achieved her reported dream of becoming a registered nurse.

We all know that isn't what happened though. On November 9th a woman and her adult son went to take a look at some property one, or both of them owned near the intersection of NE 50th St. and Anderson Rd. in the wilds of far eastern Oklahoma City.

What they found during their inspection was the nude remains of an unidentified girl who had been dumped in some weeds by the roadside. Her body bore what was described later as blunt force trauma and numerous scrapes, bruises, and lacerations suffered around the time of her death. She also had either some paper, or flimsy cloth stuffed into her mouth, as if she'd been gagged at some point.

It didn't take long for authorities to announce the body was that of Alina Fitzpatrick.

Since Oklahoma City isn't really that big of a town and is just racist enough, the usual media reaction to the lurid details of the murder of a pretty young white girl would have been vast and breathlessly horrified. The difference that autumn was OKC's news outlets already had a young dead white girl and the circumstances of her death were even more wildly sensational.

A little less than a month before Alina Fitzpatrick disappeared near the corner of NW 24th St. and Western Ave. authorities had discovered the dismembered body of Carina Saunders in the west side suburb of Bethany, OK. When her various parts, stuffed into a duffel bag found behind a grocery store, were uncovered it drove local news sources into a feeding frenzy which, to some extent, lasts to this day.

The names of possible witnesses, not to mention potential suspects in the Saunders' case swirled about in a blizzard of coverage. Most of this storm of speculation and innuendo was fueled by the over overzealous and ultimately incompetent Bethany Police Department who was in charge of the investigation.

The Fitzpatrick case, on the other hand, was being run by the Oklahoma City Police. The OKCPD didn't have a clue who the perpetrator, or perpetrators were and, unlike the rubes in Bethany they were honest enough to admit it. This dreary lack of progress simply couldn't compete with the seemingly daily revelations about Saunders' murder and it didn't take long for the tragedy which befell Alina Fitzpatrick to begin fading from the news.

Then came the report from Medical Examiner, Chai S. Choi. Unlike Carina Saunders, who had been decapitated among other things, he found none of Alina Fitzpatrick's wounds were serious enough, in of themselves, to be the cause of her death. However he did find enough meth in her system which, might, or might not have caused her to OD. Choi's final decision was an absurdist exercise in the obvious. He wrote, "There are apparently suspicious circumstances surrounding her death." At the same time he refused to label it a homicide.

Never ones to avoid an easy out, the Oklahoma City Police let their investigation grind to a halt. To the credit of the local daily paper they made one last stab at the story. In January, 2012 a reporter asked police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow about the status of the case. Her response was, "It's not considered a homicide, but we're keeping an open file on it."

Wardlow's cold blooded indifference caused one final ripple of incredulous outrage and nine days later, OKC police captain, Dexter Nelson told the same reporter, "Homicide is just a legal term. You investigate them (homicides and suspicious deaths) the same way." He went on to say the department needed help from the public to solve the case.

After the Bethany cops screwed the pooch in the Saunders' investigation they turned it over to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Earlier this year the OSBI spent nearly a week digging up the back yard of a home on the lower west side of OKC looking for evidence. Last month they renewed the reward offered in her case. Both stories received extensive coverage by local media outlets.

In contrast and thanks in large part to a lack of media exposure and therefore pressure, Nelson's January 2012 plea for help was the last anyone in this town has heard about the murder of Alina Fitzpatrick. That's unless you count an anonymous comment posted on this blog in April last year. It read, "The police were told who did it. He was in jail on other charges and still got released."

If true, it would seem that the help from the public Captain Nelson asked for wasn't of much use and it certainly wasn't considered news worthy.

Alina Fitzpatrick was buried on November 22, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The obituary states her casket was hand made and blessed by Benedictine monks living in an Iowa monastery. Her grave site is only one of thousands located at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

As far as anyone knows, her killer, or killers remain free.

sic vita est


Monday, November 6, 2017

Thirty-five Days Out of Las Vegas We Get to Sutherland Springs

That didn't take long. In fact it was only 35 days ago we were all aghast at the massacre in Las Vegas. It ranks as the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, but, as betting enthusiasts around the world will tell you, records are meant to be broken.

While we wait for that ghastly accomplishment we can contemplate the latest challenger. Devin Patrick Kelley wasn't able to match the sheer number of bodies in Vegas, but yesterday's nightmare at the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church did become the worst mass shooting in the history of Texas.

And--for those of you unfamiliar with the state--that takes a lot. The previous record holder was George Hennard who plowed his truck through the front of a Killeen, TX  cafeteria in 1991 prior to opening fire. Before he offed himself he killed 24 people. Way back in 1966, the original modern mass shooter, Charlie Whitman murdered 16 people. He gunned down most of them from an improvised sniper's nest on top of the tower which looms over the University of Texas campus. Then there was U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan who killed 13 people at Ft. Hood, TX in 2009 apparently because God told him it was a good idea.

Yes, in Texas you have to go big, or go home.

The most dubious distinction of Kelley's rampage, however, was it became the worst mass shooting at a church in American history. That's how low we've sunk. We now have an ever growing list of different churches across the land which have been invaded by evil fucks like Dev Kelley. That's right, we're talking stats baby and the experts on cable news can now offer us an updated scorecard of sorts which includes denominations, demographics, motives, and body counts.

Donald Trump immediately told the media the shooting in Sutherland Springs was a mental health issue and not about guns. His only contribution to that problem, so far, has been to rescind an Obama era law which stopped mentally ill persons who draw government disabilities from being able to buy firearms. Thanks to his deft legislation it is now perfectly legal for them to do so.

At around the same time, Kellyanne Conway, who works for Mr. Trump, began babbling we should be, honoring the dead, rather than debating gun control this soon after the tragedy. She knows, or should know, since there have been 377 mass shootings in the U.S. this year alone (defined as four, or more victims in one incident, including the shooter) it leaves damn little time for people around here to do anything, but honor the dead.

Meanwhile, the malignant cranks who infest YouTube are already screeching the entire shooting in Sutherland Hills was a government staged hoax. The number of different channels promoting such bullshit borders on being too vast to count. Earlier today, when added together, the, "views," of those vile places were running into the tens of thousands.

Finally, the congress of the United States of America continues to be a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Rifle Association. They wouldn't do anything after 20 grade school kids and six of their teachers were killed at Newtown, CT. and they haven't done anything about the, "bump stocks," Steve Paddock used in Vegas to mow down nearly 60 concert goers. Given this well established cowardice, why in God's name should we believe they'll do anything now?

Indeed, it's obvious that, as Bill O'Reilly put it a little over a month ago, those 26 dead worshippers--eight from three generations of the same family--"are just part of the price we pay for freedom."


sic vita est


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Jeff Flake Won't Run, Trump Gloats, and the Democrats are Doomed

We must never regard as normal the regular and casual undermining of our democratic norms and ideals. We must never meekly accept the daily sundering of our country--the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms, and institutions; the flagrant disregard for truth and dignity. 

Senator Jeff Flake, R-AZ speaking about Donald Trump

Flake also said this, "We must stop pretending that the degradation of our politics and the conduct of some in the executive branch are normal. They are not normal. Reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as, 'telling it like it is,' when it is actually just reckless, outrageous, and undignified."

Of course all this came not quite a year too late and during a speech on the Senate floor as Senator Flake was announcing he wouldn't be running for reelection in 2018. It was probably, as White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said, "A good move." His opponent in the republican primary is a fire breathing Trumpist named Kelli Ward who came within 11 points, or so of knocking off John McCain last year.

And to paraphrase Lloyd Benson, Jeff Flake is no John McCain.

Yes, it would seem some of the rats are jumping ship. Well at least two of them since we already know Bob Corker, R-TN is also calling it quits. The same can't be said about the rest of the rodents. Those would be the ones who had lunch with The Big Orange Guy the other day so they could discuss tax cuts for the fabulously well to do. During the get together, according to one MSNBC account, Trump received three standing ovations.

Unsurprisingly, our man, Don T, celebrated the occasion by taking to Twitter. He wrote, "The meeting with republican senators yesterday, outside of Flake and Corker, was a love fest with standing ovations & great ideas for USA!"

He also took a shot at the retiring senators in another tweet, because--hey--that's what he does. It read, "The reason Flake and Corker dropped out of senate race is very simple, they had zero chance of being elected. Now act so hurt and wounded."

At this point the only surprising thing about the second tweet was it didn't end with, "Nah, Nah, Neeyah, Nah!," followed by an emoji face sticking out its tongue.

Meanwhile Steve Bannon is running about the countryside doing the jelly belly in front of crowds of potential donors who like their president to be, as Corker said on TV, "utterly untruthful." Mr. Bannon is promising to cleanse the congress of any republican who even hints he, or she might be uncomfortable with El Donald grabbing women by their pussies, much less opposing him on political issues.

Normally such savage infighting would lead to jubilation among the opposition party. However, at the moment anyway, the only people who have shown any signs of optimism about the mid term elections are the talking heads at MSNBC. You know--the people who won't have to run against trailer park fascists like Kelli Ward and the millions of dollars Steve Bannon will hand deliver to her and dozens of others.

Indeed, as entertaining as it might be watching Bannon ruthlessly cull the GOP herd the terrible truth remains the party of Franklin Roosevelt is doomed in 2018. A democratic majority in the House is completely unreachable thanks to some astute republican gerrymandering and the odds of taking over the senate are less than 50-50.

The situation is going to stay that way too. At least until the democratic party frees itself of a leadership which is increasingly moribund and irrelevant to middle America, then comes up with some meaningful alternatives to the toxic swill of jingoism and outright lies Donald J. Trump and Steve Bannon are selling.

Ladies and gentlemen, because we all know that's not going to happen any time soon, the bar is most definitely open.



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Donald Trump, Glass Sculptors, Alleged Arsonists, and Fake News

With all of The Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!

Donald John Trump on Twitter a couple of weeks ago.

That's right, root the evil fakers out, run them down in the streets like dogs, and confiscate their licenses.  After all, someone has to protect the voting public from their monstrous lies. Especially those vulnerable souls who need to have their core beliefs and biases not just confirmed, but validated on a daily basis.

Don was upset that morning because NBC had broken a story which made him look rather like a dim witted war monger. Honestly though, in his eyes, the report was just the latest in a long series of crimes perpetrated against him by a cabal of left wing propagandists at NBC, CNN, CBS, and ABC.

This would be unlike the news hounds at FOX and places like Breitbart, who write and broadcast the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help them God.


On October 8th FOX ran with a heart warming story featuring John Garafalo. He had sculpted a large presidential seal made entirely of glass which he wanted to give, Mr. Trump. According to Garafalo and, as faithfully reported by FOX on the air and in social media, he was a veteran of the navy who had served in an ultra elite and secret SEAL unit during the Vietnam war. In addition he was the recipient of 22 commendations, including two Purple Hearts, which are awarded to service members who have been wounded in combat. In response to his tale a couple of the talking heads at FOX lavished him with praise for his service, bravery, and life long patriotism.

After seeing the story a fellow named Dan Shipley started to do a little digging. Mr. Shipley's current hobby is to expose a small, but distinct class of assholes who run around claiming to have served in Vietnam and other places under the most dire of circumstances.

Apparently Shipley is not only good at what he does, but, unlike FOX who presumably has more resources at hand, he's quick and thorough. On October 9th he contacted FOX and told the powers that be, John Garafalo was a complete fraud, or at least almost so. He also took his findings to the publication, The Navy Times.

The Times confirmed Garafalo served in the Navy from 1963 to 1967, but he was never in Vietnam and certainly wasn't a member of the SEALS. FOX sat on the revelation for 10 days without comment, or removing the story from its Facebook page. In fact the post wasn't touched until after Garafalo publicly confessed that his back story was a bizarre flight of fantasy he'd been telling for years. By then the Facebook report had 1.5 million views by the rubes who believe FOX is the only truthful news source in the land. The network finally posted a, "correction," on Thursday and promised to air a retraction on TV today.

Meanwhile, a week ago the Sonoma County, CA sheriff's office arrested Mr. Jesus Fabian Gonzalez in a local park. In addition to not being the brightest bulb in the chandelier, Gonzalez is an illegal immigrant who also happens to be homeless. He had built himself a campfire in the park where he usually sleeps in order to keep warm that night.

Breitbart picked up the story and immediately reported Gonzalez was not only illegally in the U.S, but had been arrested, "on suspicion of arson in the wine country fires that have killed at least 40 residents."

The report prompted, Tom Homan, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, to issue a statement saying the Sonoma County Sheriff had refused to answer federal requests about Gonzalez which is leaving Sonoma, "vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes." In addition the statement said the Sheriff's lack of cooperation was, "especially troubling in the light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region."

Sonoma County Sheriff, Rob Giordano responded by saying, basically, both Breitbart and Homan were full of shit. Gonzalez's campfire, lit in a city park,  had been put out almost immediately and never threatened any person, or property. He went on to say his office has no reason to suspect Gonzalez of setting the fires that ravaged the area before he was arrested and in truth, they could have started any number of ways--besides, the idiots at Breitbart and ICE, not to mention their political agendas were taking up time he needed to be spending on more important things.

Yes, it appears there are a bunch of scurrilous bastards infesting the 21st media, just like The Big Orange Guy says. Unfortunately for us, as usual, Trump is accusing the wrong ones of acts which defy not just journalistic norms and integrity, but common decency.

But, hey, after nine months of being exposed to Donald J. Trump's huge, yet frangible, ego, what else should we expect?