POLL:— True Blue Liberal (@TrueBlueLiberal) August 5, 2020
Not that @JoeBiden is looking at my Twitter account for guidance, but -- just out of curiosity -- who is your favorite running mate for Joe?
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
'The Buck Stops Here'— True Blue Liberal (@TrueBlueLiberal) August 4, 2020
'Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You'
'I Am Not A Crook'
'Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself'
And now we've found the quotation Trump's presidency will be remembered for:
'They Are Dying, That's True, And It Is What It Is.'
For those of you, like me, who don't subscribe to HBO, Axios has posted the entire interview that Jonathan Swan conducted with Donald Trump on YouTube as a public service:
Monday, August 03, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
...the real-estate con man from Queens (who also failed with Trump Steaks, Trump "University," Trump Foundation, Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Soho, Trump Airlines, the Trump "Administration," etc., etc.) missed an opportunity to be the next pitchman for another New York institution, Crazy Eddie's appliance stores.
Rather than becoming an on-screen television personality where he played a "successful billionaire" and a president, maybe Donald Trump would have finally found his true niche in selling televisions instead.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Before you answer, watch this statement from this afternoon's press conference in which he whines about his approval rating vis-à-vis Dr. Anthony Fauci's:
...and he's got a high approval rating, so why don't I have a high approval rating with respect and the administration with respect to the virus? We should have a very high....
Now you can vote in this Twitter poll:
POLL:— True Blue Liberal (@TrueBlueLiberal) July 29, 2020
Which of the following upsets Donald Trump more?
150,000 Americans dead from the #TrumpVirus or the fact that he is much less popular than Dr. Anthony Fauci?
Friday, July 24, 2020
In other words, where do Americans think we are in our allotted period at the top of the global heap? Are pandemics, extreme inequality, militarism, racial and regional divisions, corruption, etc. etc., solvable problems or signs of our end times?
You have one week to vote in this Twitter poll.
POLL:— True Blue Liberal (@TrueBlueLiberal) July 24, 2020
Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" was published in six volumes.
Which volume of "The History of the Decline and Fall of the American Empire" are we currently living through?
Feel free to retweet to harness the wisdom of crowds.
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Should someone who threatens war crimes and pardons war criminals be allowed to have a Twitter account?
Monday, September 23, 2019
The movie ends with John Wayne a respected large-scale landowner, rancher, and all-around successful capitalist asshole. Here he is very early in the film, beginning his Texas real-estate and cattle empire with a murder and the brazen theft of Mexican land that formed his original ranch on the north side of the Rio Grande. I don't think any further explanation is needed to connect the dots to Proudhon's thesis.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Being the smart aleck that I am, I replied with "It seems sacrilegious (as well as ridiculous) to blame modern America's firearms plague on a mythical 'God-given right' to bear arms." and "But if the right to bear arms (as part of a militia) in the Constitution is 'God-given,' then so is the #emoluments clause." Checking back a couple of days later, I was heartened to see that my replies acquired more than a few likes and retweets, and that there were over 25,000 other replies to her original tweet, most of which were amazed and surprised at her invocation of The Almighty in her defense of assault weapons.
I wasn't surprised. This wasn't the first time I heard this claim about a God-given right to bear arms. It seems to be an article of faith among a certain subculture of Americans. Back in 2012, I quoted at length from the document of a right-wing extremist group, The Platform Committee of the Republican Party of Texas. Not only did they talk about the "God-given right" to open carry your firearm on page 14 of their 2012 platform, but that was one of their less controversial planks. Abolishing Social Security and Income Tax; withdrawal from the UN, IMF, WTO, and World Bank; anti-homosexuality and pro-confederate-monument planks; repealing the Endangered Species and Voting Rights Acts; and much more that makes Donald Trump look like a flaming moderate on the GOP scale of fucknuttery were included. You can read more excerpts here, or the full document here. We sometimes forget in these days of Trump's constant headline-grabbing distractions, that the foundations of know-nothingism run deep in the GOP and USA. The nightmare didn't begin in November 8, 2016.
(Also -- having an open mind -- if anyone can cite the Bible verse in which God gives people -- especially Americans -- the divine right to carry guns, I'm willing to listen.)