Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Great Charlottesville Conspiracy

The conflagration in Charlottesville is beginning to feel like a set up, perhaps weeks, or months in the planning. Planned by whom?. Time may tell.

Patricia McCarthy, writing in, "The American Thinker," on August, 18th.

Actually we don't have to wait for time to identify the evil doers. Ms. McCarthy was ready to name names that day and she certainly did. Among them are Charlottesville mayor, Mike Signer, billionaire progressive, George Soros, Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, and yes--you guessed it--Barack, by God, Obama.

So what evidence does Patricia McCarthy have that proves these evil schemers plotted the recent mayhem in Thomas Jefferson's home town? Well, as always with right ring conspiracies the details are a little vague.

The title of the article in question is, "Charlottesville and Its Aftermath: What if it was a Setup?" When speaking of the governor, mayor, and Mr. Soros she wrote, "What if Signer and McAuliffe, in conjunction with Antifa and other Soros funded groups like Black Lives Matter, planned and orchestrated what happened in Charlottesville and meant for events to unfold roughly as they did?"

She addressed the motives of the "Unite the Right" demonstration organizer, Jason Kessler this way, "What if he is a ringer, a phony who revels in riling up some crazy people for some political purpose? We know the left is skilled in all manner of dirty tricks."

As for the alleged mad Kenyan? "We know Obama and his inner circle have set up a war room in his D.C. home to plan and execute resistance to the Trump administration and his legislative agenda."

When it came to the violence she wrote, "The local police at some point, on whose orders we don't know, turned the pro statue groups toward the Antifa and BLM groups, many of whom were armed with lethal weapons--soda cans filled with cement, bottles filled with urine, baseball bats and boards with screws protruding to do maximum harm, and improvised flame throwers. These are the people who initiated the violence."

So there we have the proof ultra right wing cranks are ready to run with. Three, "what ifs" followed by an, "on whose orders we don't know." All of it anchored by an accusation, which has been repeatedly debunked, that Barack Obama is operating a nefarious war room in his den and the assumption most of the white nationalists in Charlottesville were there only because of their love of statues.

And that's before you realize the conspirators had to go all in on Trump screwing the pooch. Indeed, if he hadn't spontaneously equated Nazi and KKK thugs with the people protesting them the whole plot would have been for nil and might have backfired terribly. That's a pretty hefty bet on a man who might just be the most unpredictable person on the planet not living in the the Philippine Islands.  

First term Idaho state legislator, Bryan Zollinger was so inspired by McCarthy's detective work he posted her piece on his Facebook page last Friday. When someone sent him a message saying the whole notion was bats he responded with, "I'm not saying it is true, but I am suggesting it is completely possible."

After the reviews continued to be negative the stupid wanker repeated his two bit excuse, "I'm not saying it's true" he wrote, "but I am suggesting it is completely plausible." Then, in a flash of regret, or perhaps reality, he added, "In hindsight maybe it was a mistake to post it. I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers."


Honestly, we should have expected malignant horse shit such as this. In fact, given what we know about the goofs on the uber right the only real surprise here is it took this long for one of the crazy fucks to come up with it.

Hey, if these clowns can say the slaughter at Sandy Hook never happened, labeling gangs of Nazis as nothing more evil than, "pro statue groups," then laying the blame on everyone, but them is sheer child's play. As is implicating two perennial bugaboos, Obama and Soros and their newly minted henchmen, Terry McAuliffe and Mike Signer.

Let's face it, The Big Orange Guy's base will never be convinced he is a run amok liar with a terminal hard on for autocrats and white nationalists. The reason they won't is frighteningly simple. As we've seen far too often lately, they are even crazier than he is and they're proud of it.

Personally, I've had it with the gruesome bastards. Next stop for me is Maggie's Farm in Manitou Springs, followed by a week on some mountain that reaches far above the tree line.

Yes--blue skies, cool breezes, and utter silence. It's just what my personal physician, the eminent, Dr. Evans ordered for my well being.

So, hasta luego, mis amigos. I shall return.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

America's First Fully Functioning Fascist President

BREAKING NEWS: Today a van plowed through crowds of pedestrians on a Barcelona street in an apparent terrorist attack. Early reports say 13 are dead. At this time it remains unknown if Donald J. Trump will blame, "both sides," for the violence.

Hey, it could happen. It just depends on what flavor the deadly cranks behind the wheel were. If they're Islamic terrorists Trump will be all over them. If they are fascists he might go so far as to like the sons of bitches.

He is certainly enamored with the ones here, or at least some of them. On Tuesday, during the insane circus nominally described as a press conference, El Don doled out blame for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, VA this way. "Well yes I do think there's blame. Yes, I think there's blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either."

Moments later, speaking about the pro, "Unite the Right," crowd, he said, "...you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides."

This observation led Fox News correspondent Shepard Smith to say on Wednesday, "So far we've been unable to find the very fine people protesting with white supremacists."

Indeed, once you've taken to the streets in solidarity with Nazis and the KKK, no matter what they're screaming about, you have tossed the moral high ground and any sort of sense of decency out the window. There is simply no cause which justifies standing with people who think the gassing of Jews, Gypsies, gays, and Slavs was a good idea. Much less a bunch of deadly rubes who have spent most of their history lynching black Americans for the fun of it.

In an effort to prove the leftists in Charlottesville were behaving as savagely as the Nazis and their pals, the photo of a purported, anti fascist demonstrator clubbing a downed cop was circulated through the murky world of ultra right wing chat rooms and web sites. Today it was revealed the photo, taken by Getty Images, was shot in Athens, Greece during a 2009 anti government demonstration. The "antifa" emblem on the man's jacket had been digitally added to give the picture a semblance of authenticity.

In order to divert attention from the sticky subject of Nazis holding torch light parades on an American college campus, Herr Trump and others have begun yammering that the ultimate end to the removal of confederate memorials would be the destruction of monuments venerating George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. They point out the two were also slave holders, just like Robert E. Lee and other confederate leaders.

The rebuttal many have used, quite correctly, is Washington, Jefferson and other founding fathers, while terribly flawed when it came to race, created the union known as The United States of America. On the other hand, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jackson, and James Longstreet to name a few, commanded armies in the field rebelling against that union. Their ultimate goal was to force its dissolution through military action.

There have been some in the media who have blamed Trump's romance with white nationalists on his buddy and advisor Steven Bannon. Bannon, they say, has led him to this dark place.

Well, after hearing Tuesday's unhinged rant everyone should realize that's horse shit. Trump was raised by a racist father and he clearly hasn't unlearned what the old man taught him. He considers people like David Duke and those two vicious clowns pictured holding torches while chanting stuff like "Jews won't replace us," and "blood and soil," his legitimate electorate.

Yes, he might be more subtle than the grotesque brown shirts who took to the streets of Charlottesville, but he understands their sense of victimization and belief in vast conspiracies, because, at heart, he is one of them.

It's time to face the awful truth, America. The nation has elected its first fully functioning fascist president. And--despite wishful conjecture by mainstream media analysts--his malignant base will never desert him. He really could murder someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and still get their votes. In fact, given what we've seen lately, they'd probably like him even more if he actually did.

Hopefully we won't find out for sure if that theory is true, although to be honest, these days, absolutely nothing is out of the realm of possibility.

sic vita est


Monday, August 14, 2017

The Weekend That Was: Don Careens From One Crisis to Another, the Klan and Nazis Celebrate, but The Daily Stormer Has to Look for a New Home

You can say many things about Donald John Trump, but you'll have to admit the man knows how to careen from one outrage to another without even catching his breath.

In the space of three weeks El Don has gone from denying his son did anything wrong when he hooked up with the Russians, to threatening nuclear war, and now, at least initially, he failed to blame the KKK and a bunch of Neo-Nazis for instigating violence in Charlottesville, VA.

Who says the man can't get anything done? This is a pretty impressive list of severe craziness.

On Saturday, Nazi fan boy James Fields plowed his car into a crowd of people who were denouncing a Klan/Nazi rally in Charlottesville. He managed to injure 19 and kill a woman named, Heather Heyer. Later that day, Trump said, we as a nation needed unity and he condemned, "This egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides."

He didn't explain which, "many sides," he was blaming the mayhem on, although he could have been making a veiled reference to Black Lives Matters, which Trump and the alt-right loathe and fear. What he also didn't do--after spending an entire presidential campaign screaming about Barack Obama not using the words Islam, or Islamic in connection with terrorism--was mention either the boys in the hoods, or the Nazis by name.

His failure to do so sent Andrew Anglin of the on line Nazi publication, "The Daily Stormer," into orgasmic euphoria. Anglin immediately posted on the site, "Trump's comments were good. He didn't attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us--no condemnation at all." David Duke, a former Grand HotsieTotsie of the Klan went so far as to brag that white nationalists, "...are working to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump."

After thinking the Nazis had avoided blame for Heyer's murder, The Stormer celebrated with two articles on Fields' crime. The lead of the first read, "The crashocaust will go down in history as the greatest cavalry charge of the 21st century." The second, written by Anglin, was headlined, "Heather Heyer, Woman Killed in Road Rage Incident Was a Fat Childless 32 Year Old Slut." Brother Anglin went on to explain, "A 32 year old woman without children is a burden on society and has no value."

His evaluation of the victim was so vile and repulsive GoDaddy, which maintains The Daily Stormer's web site, gave the publication 24 hours to find a new home before they shut it down forever.

Earlier today Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant, MERK resigned from the President's American Manufacturing Council. He left because he felt the government had, "...a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism."

Trump being Trump simply couldn't let him go without a parting shot. He sarcastically tweeted that Frazier, who is black, "...will now have more time to lower RIP OFF DRUG PRICES."

Ah yes, quite the diplomat. But we knew that already thanks to last week's mini panic.

Later in the morning The Big Orange Guy, under duress from his own party, finally called out the Klan and the Nazis by name and threw a couple of derogatory epithets their way. Unfortunately he did so with all the enthusiasm and conviction of a 10th grader forced to recite Antony's, "Friends, Romans, Countrymen," speech to the rest of his English class.

Yes, if this weekend has taught us anything, it's that Donald Trump is either the ultimate political cynic, coldly pandering to hordes of hateful monsters he personally dismisses as idiots just because he craves their votes. Or, as I like to think, he's a barely camouflaged raging bigot hiding in plain sight.

No matter which, we're fucked.

Of course, we already knew that too.

sic vita est


Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Short Way to Start a War: Prove Who Has the Biggest Set of Balls

"I hate to say anything good about that long winded jackanapes, but he does know the short way to start a war."

Richard Widmark, as Jim Bowie talking to John Wayne, as David Crockett in Wayne's production of, "The Alamo."

Unfortunately for both characters we all know how it turned out for the defenders of the Alamo. Despite Wayne's alternative facts in the film it took the Mexican army a single infantry assault to wipe out the entire garrison.

Of course if you pit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea against the United States in an all out war, Donald Trump won't have to play the part of either man. No, a quaint skirmish in San Antonio is minor stuff compared to what we're looking at right now. Especially since El Don increasingly looks and sounds like the deranged, General Jack D. Ripper in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove."

But let's not get lost in movie trivia and lore when armageddon lurks so close by.

On Tuesday, after learning North Korea was successfully miniaturizing their nukes so they'd fit on missiles--not from U.S. Intel, but a report in the Washington Post--Trump decided he would out crazy Kim Jong-un. In an improvised television statement he told us and his stunned advisers, "North Korea best not make any further threats to the United States. They will be met by fire and fury like the world has never seen."

To make sure the North Koreans understood his message, Mr. Trump then narrowed his eyes and went on to say, "He (Kim) has been very threatening beyond a normal state. As I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and frankly power the likes of which this world has never seen."

Later, because he simply can't stop being an amoral carnival midway barker, Trump took to Twitter and wrote, "My first order as president was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before." A follow up tweet read, "Hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world!"

As we should have expected the tweets were just so much self aggrandizing bullshit. No one has done anything to, "renovate and modernize," America's nuclear arsenal during Donald Trump's first seven months in office. But then no tweet from Don Trump is complete without a bald faced lie.

In response and to prove their guy really is more nuts than ours, the North Korean military immediately threatened to plunk four missiles into the ocean within 30, or 40 miles of Guam, an American territory. The plan is set, they said, they're just waiting on Kim to stop swilling imported brandy long enough to give the okay.

Earlier today, The Big Orange Guy, shot back, so to speak, by saying, if North Korea does "anything to the U.S, or an ally things will happen to them like they never thought possible." In addition Bloomberg reports he refused to rule out a preemptive strike, by answering a question about it with, "We'll see what happens."

And there we have it, at least so far. Nuclear war now appears closer to reality than it has since October, 1962. The major difference being the two primary players then, Jack Kennedy and Nikita Krushchev, weren't idiots, or in the throes of some apocalyptic delusion. Indeed, they knew when enough was enough and how to back away from the abyss.

Such is not the case now. Today we are saddled with two run amok ego maniacs who seem willing to kill millions, if not billions of human beings, not over ideology, or religion, but just so they can prove who has the biggest set of balls.

Sweet Jesus, what a world.

Ladies and gentlemen, the bar is most definitely open.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Don Trump Plays Golf, The Boy Scouts, and The Mexican President: Lies, Lies, and More Lies

With chronic liars, they have learned to always lie, maintain the lie, lie to support the previous lies. They have learned that lying is always the best way to deal with any situation. That means winning. The game is still playing as long as they can keep lying. They have learned to avoid admitting they have lied at all costs. That means losing. It is better to, "admit," a lesser lie than admit the real lie. They have learned if they keep coming up with lies one of them will work and they are off the hook. They escape to lie another day.

Alan Hall, retired fraud investigator

You will never know what I am thinking. And those who boast most loudly that they know my thoughts, to such people I lie even more.

Adolf Hitler

All of which brings us to Donald John Trump. He is the guy who told a couple of interviewers last year, "I'm not going to have time to go play golf," and "There's just so much to be done so I don't think we'll be very big on vacations." The statements were a poke at Barack H. Obama who Trump had criticized over the course of several years because he occasionally took vacations and played golf while serving as president. Yesterday, Trump left for a 17 day idyll  at his country club in Bedminster, NJ.

According to the Washington Post, prior to this latest trip, Mr. Trump has taken 53 days off and shot 33 rounds of golf since his inauguration. In the same time span eight years ago, Barack Obama took 15 days of down time and played golf 17 times.

So who cares, right? It's not like the boss was, or is completely unavailable to make split second decisions if there is a crisis, or so far removed from Washington he can't return at a moment's notice.

No, the problem here isn't how many rounds of golf Donald Trump has played. It is his complete disregard of the pledge he made during the campaign not to do so.

Yes, yes, all politicians lie, or at least speak a language laced with half truths and tenuous qualifiers. However, after nearly seven decades on this blue ball, it is hard to come up with the name of one who lies so often, so unrelentingly, and with such arrogance that being caught in a lie means absolutely nothing to him.

Last month he made a speech to the Boy Scouts of America annual Jamboree which was deemed so inappropriate comedian Samantha Bee likened it to one which might have been delivered by Der Fuhrer to the Hitler Youth. In fact, the address was so appalling, the head of the BSA, Mike Surbaugh issued a written apology to the organization's membership and their families.

Despite the public outrage and after the letter of apology had been circulated, Trump claimed someone in the leadership of the Boy Scouts called him to say, "It was the greatest speech that was ever made to them and they were very thankful."

Executives at the Boy Scouts immediately released a statement which said they were, "unaware," of any phone calls made from them to the Chief Executive. It was a polite way of saying the dude just made that fucking shit up.

On another subject, last Monday, El Don told gathered members of the media, "The president of Mexico called...said their southern border, very few people are coming through because they know they're not going to get through our border, which is the ultimate compliment."

The Mexican response was basically, we didn't make any stinkin' phone call.  

When confronted by the media, White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, claimed both statements were not, technically, lies, even though there had never been any actual phone calls. In the case of the Boy Scouts she said, "numerous" leaders told Trump his speech was great immediately after he finished it. She didn't offer any names of those, "numerous," leaders which makes them--well--anonymous sources. You know, like the ones fueling what her employer calls fake news.

As for the Mexicans, Sanders shrugged off the glaring discrepancy by saying President Nieto made the comment to Trump during the G-20 summit which was held during the first week of July. She didn't offer any explanation as to why Trump kept the conversation secret for so long.

These are just the latest examples of Trump's willingness to make shit up as he goes along without any concern his lies will be exposed. To him being caught in a lie is of no consequence because, one--he doesn't care and, two--he never stays on the same subject for more than a few seconds.

Indeed, The Big Orange Guy doesn't pause long enough between lies for the media, or the public to focus at length, or in depth on any single grotesque falsehood. He spews them with the velocity of a machine gun across a vast array of subjects, creating a tsunami of lies which simply overwhelms those of us who try to enumerate them while mesmerizing the malignant idiots who believe he is the savior of white America.

The terrible truth is something is fundamentally wrong with the mind of Donald Trump. His emotional and intellectual development seems to have abruptly ended during his early adolescence. It has left him the same, socially insulated, spoiled rich kid--the one who has no sense of restraint, or moral culpability--that he was so many years ago.

Such a boy-man strives only to enrich himself and enhance his own celebrity. He is not worthy of the nation, or its highest office.

But here we are, stuck with the evil son of a bitch.

And we have only ourselves and Hillary Rodham Clinton to thank for it.

sic vita est