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Monday, 16 July 2018

THE END IS NEAR!

Dear Friends:

REMEMBER THIS DATE: July 16th, 2018.

This is the day that the farce called the "Trump Presidency" started to unravel.

There was all sorts of evidence over the past several years, both factual and circumstantial........, but nobody wanted to follow it to its natural conclusion because it would be less painful if we just turned a blind eye to it!

Or was it because nobody thought that Don the Con Trumplethinskin could really be that stupid, self- centered or just plain naive to think he could get away with doing the things he was doing. (This guy must be two people because no one person could be that stupid!)

Or was he following that old adage: "Tell someone something enough times. with enough conviction ......., and they will believe just about anything." (This is also why religion is so popular!)

Whatever the case folks, the shit hit the fan today, the boat is sinking, and things are not looking good!

The way I see it anyway!
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ONE MILLION DOLLAR REWARD!

Dear Friends: After the latest mess over in Helsinki today by Don the Con Trumplethnskin  I have come to the conclusion that drastic measures need to be taken....... so I will personally pay ONE MILLION DOLLARS to anyone that can figure out a way for me to send a message back to the summer of 2016 warning everybody what's in store for them if they vote for Drumpf!

If you know how I can do this just get in touch with me in the 'comments' section of this blog and the money is yours!

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“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more”


 Guest Post by:
Judy Klass
Judy Klass, Truman Scholar, D.Phil Political Science/Latin American Studies, bookish wonk.

Thanks to the person who sent me an A2A for one version of this question. I have seen articles saying that Hillary wants to run again — I think it’s hype. Some are by people who present her as a power-mad Lady Macbeth. They read great significance into the fact that through her organization she sent emails to people saying what Trump was doing on the border was “horrific.” 

Well, first of all, it is horrific. Hillary has spent much of her life trying to help children and families. Of course she’s going to be horrified by child abuse as deliberate national policy. Secondly, lots of people sent out emails about that: lots of political figures like Elizabeth Warren and lots of political groups, in emails asking for money. Warren and others are running for the election in November. 

Hillary is leading a group called Onward Together, helping candidates who are running in November and in 2020. Many other groups and figures send public denunciations of the awful things Trump does far more regularly than Hillary does. Many include those denunciations in emails trying to raise funds.

I recently read Hillary’s book What Happened. It’s a smart, straightforward, sometimes funny and occasionally wistful book. Some people in this thread ask about why Hillary ran, what the compelling reason for her campaign was. She says in the book that she ran for president because she thought she’d be good at it. I think she would have been terrific. She’s smart, well-informed, hard-working, and actually good at reaching across the aisle, as she proved as a Senator. 

She stands up to enemies of the US and is fearless about doing what she thinks is right, as when she advised her husband to stand up to the genocide the Serbian Christians were waging against the Bosnian Muslims (he listened, and bombed the Serbs out of Kosovo, without getting any Americans killed), and when as Secretary of State she called out Putin for his abuses. (That one came back to haunt her.) 

She had thoughtful, careful, fully realized policy proposals in many areas: for green energy and infrastructure; for growing jobs in regions hard hit since the Recession; to end the college debt crisis; to raise the minimum wage; to create universal pre-K education for four-year-olds; to pay for all these things by having the rich pay their fair share; to end Citizens United; to reform our criminal justice system … Bernie’s policy proposals were often rip-offs of hers and not as detailed, and of course Trump has none at all — just headline-grabbing soundbites as he goes back and forth on a crucial issue and fires off incoherent pronouncements on both sides of it.

Those who said oh, there’s no compelling reason for her campaign have never thought about how little girls look to leadership and see mostly old men, or how a smart, competent person might see problems they want to address by serving in office out of love of country and religious belief in making a difference. 

I think both of those things motivate Hillary Clinton. And as she says, suddenly, finally, some people are waking up to how the near absence of women from government hurts us all.
Nevertheless, I’m pretty confident that she won’t run again, and I think she is right not to run again. 

Some responding to the above merged question say oh, she lost to Trump, how could she, she’s so awful. Well, she won in democratic terms by three million votes, and that was with Putin, Comey, Assange, Bernie and our moronic news media working overtime, throughout the election year, to smear her and bring her down. 

If Trump is so easy to beat, why did he trounce fifteen Republican rivals in a series of debates — only to lose all three debates to Hillary? As someone else says in response to this merged question, she is a terrific debater. She beat Bernie in all nine debates and Trump in three. She would have trounced Trump in the foreign policy forum, if that pig Matt Lauer had not interrupted her every sentence with scolding and flak and more garbage about her emails. 

Unlike all those experienced Republicans, Hillary was not afraid of Trump. She did not cower and cringe before him as they did. Her mother told her when she was little to go outside and face down a neighborhood bully, and she still has those tough fighting skills against bullying little boys … But. She is not charismatic the way her husband is, or Obama is. She prefers town halls and debates to the format of being a rock star and trying to rock the arena. 

In some ways she’s the anti-Trump; he thrives on an adoring crowd, but she’s actually a rather private and self-effacing person. She’d rather talk to people one on one, and she’d rather talk about policy issues than self-promote.

We need a charismatic rock star candidate — in 2020 more than ever. In the final months of the 2016 campaign, Hillary kind of hid behind Beyonce or President Obama or Michelle Obama or Elizabeth Warren. They all kind of overshadowed her at events, even when she was there with them. That won’t do in 2020. The candidate should be the one doing the heavy lifting on the campaign trail. 

Hillary was absent from the public eye too much during crucial weeks in 2016. It wasn’t just that she had pneumonia for a while and had to recuperate, and it wasn’t just that she was off doing important debate prep, and it wasn’t just that CNN focused every day with drooling obedience on relaying whatever morsel of nonsense Putin and Assange had farmed out to them via wiki leaks, and never discussed issues of substance. 

I heard Joy Reid and a young NY Times reporter talking, when Hillary’s book came out, about how they each asked her for an interview countless times during the campaign, and she kept turning them down. The young woman from the Times mentioned how Hillary says in her book that the Times has been unfair to her and Bill since the Whitewater nonsense. Okay, that’s true. But you couldn’t turn around during 2016 without seeing Trump. Everywhere. 

Again, Hillary is a private person, and she has been publicly scalded by smear campaigns against her and Bill for 25 years, and too many “journalists” were making a driveling false equivalence between Trump as a sexual predator and Bill Clinton as a guy who had a consensual relationship with an adult college graduate who made passes at him, which was exposed several years later against the wishes of both of them. And he’s a guy who’s been accused for years by professional Clinton bashers of other things — women paid thousands of dollars by Roger Stone to try to turn the second debate into a circus. 

I understand Hillary doesn’t want to go places where people might ask her bogus gotcha! questions about that stuff. But — if you’re running for president and the other guy is hogging all the media coverage … you really do need to get out there …

Yes, the media only covered the horse race and the wiki kompromat morsels and Trump being colorful and outrageous. It’s true they did not want to discuss policy. But she could have done ads where she sat at a kitchen table and said everything she wanted to do as president — talking right to the people past our idiot TV news media. She talked about those things in debates with Bernie, but not enough during the national campaign. Telling us to “go to the website” to learn more is not inspiring. She had substance on her side, and she did not play to it enough. 

Also, she was wrong to listen to Michelle Obama’s dictum “When they go low, we go high.” You don’t have to go as low as the Republicans, God knows, but you do have to call them out in blunt, stinging, vigorous terms, again and again, for their lies and contemptible, treasonous, bigoted statements, policies, campaign trail stunts, voter suppression tactics, etc. If your response is too restrained and tasteful and high-minded, you wind up getting spattered with mud like Michael Dukakis. They define you, they smear you and they bury you.

I saw Michael Avenatti talking recently about how he might run because we need to win in 2020, we need someone who’s charismatic and a street fighter … As I’ve said, Hillary is a street fighter in her own way, but she is not charismatic. I’d wish for someone with her knowledge of policy and vision for the future, not just a celebrity lawyer, to beat Trump … Or not even Oprah — those kinds of people would be infinitely preferable to Trump, but since he lacks all substance and he’s been tearing apart our government institutions, it would be great to have someone who really knows those government institutions to build them back up. 

Elizabeth Warren is tough and smart and has more charisma … I don’t know if she can do it, but maybe. I’d also look to someone like Stacey Abrams, who’s running for governor now in Georgia. A smart, brave, charismatic woman like her may be the way to go.

The way I see it anyway!
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Drumpf can go straight to Hell (sinki)

Dear Friends: Every important political event has a photographer recording the proceedings for posterity and it was no different for the Putin / Trump Summit in Helsinki today....., which a member of the Perspective Research Department managed to smuggle out and send to us:


The way I see it anyway!
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P.S. In spite of the official photograph the entire meeting between Drumpf and Putin was shrouded in secrecy with no outside witnesses as to what was discussed. No aides, officials or diplomats were present to confirm or deny the conversation, and right after the meeting the two translators were immediately taken out and shot!

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sunday Morning Funnies!


Obama, Hillary Clinton and Trump are standing at the throne of heaven. God looks at them and says, "Before granting you a place at my side, I must ask you what you have learned and what you believe in."
God asks Obama first: "What do you believe?"
Obama thinks long and hard, looks God straight in the eye, and says, "I believe in hard work, and in staying true to family and friends. I believe in giving. I was lucky, but I always tried to do right by my countrymen."
God can't help but see the essential goodness of Obama, and offers him a seat to his left. The God turns to Clinton and says, "And what do you believe?"
Clinton ponders for a while and then says, "I believe passion, discipline, courage and honor are the fundamentals of life. Like Obama I believe in hard work. I, too, have been lucky, but win or lose, I've always tried to be a true patriot and a loyal American."
God is greatly moved by Clinton's eloquence, and he offers her a seat to his right.
Finally, God turns to Trump and says, "And you, Donald, what do you believe?"
Trump replies, "I believe you're in my seat.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

THIS is what the world has come (degenerated) to!

Dear Friends: I saw something on TV tonight that shows exactly how much we have gone into the gutter over the past few decades.

Back when I was growing up this was an example of the Celebrity Roasts you saw on T.V.



Folks, from there it was a long slow slide until we got to where we are today!



The way I see it anyway!
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Saturday Morning Confusion # 77

Dear Friends: I didn't know this, but apparently you can't hum while you're holding your nose and you can't give an opinion while you're 'holding your tongue!'

The way I see it anyway!
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P.S. I've said this a few times on this blog, but it bears repeating one more time: "Ya can't tell me this is not an ALIEN..........., because it certainly IS!


Friday, 13 July 2018

Tea for Trump, and Trump for Tea!

Dear Friends: As you are well aware Don the Con has been over in Europe for  NATO meetings (For which he was twice late!) and then over to England to insult Prime Minister May, (It's a long story folks!) and finally to see the Queen for "Tea."

During most of the trip Drumpf just played it by ear, (Like being late for meetings.) but when it came to the Queen everything is done according to protocol and timed to the second, so Donald had to behave himself, and actually act with a bit of respect and decorum.

The reason I am writing about his Royal encounter is because Donald realized that things had to be done properly since even his tie was the correct length!  (Instead of six inches longer than normal.)

Yup, ya don't mess around with the Queen folks!

The way I see it anyway!
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Oh, did I mention that after "Tea" with the Queen it was off to his golf course in Scotland for a rest......, and then over to Helsinki to meet his "handler!"



A Princess gets homesick!

Dear Friends: Meghan Markle is a real-life Princess who lives in a real-life castle with her real-life Prince husband!

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So, I guess things are sort of peachy-keen, eh?

Well................... not completely!


According to the Huffington Post the Duchess of Sussex might have gained a new level of fame since officially becoming part of the Royal Family, but that doesn't mean she's forgotten where she came from.

During her first international trip to Dublin, Ireland with her new husband, Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan admitted to royal fans: "I miss Toronto, and I had a really great place there!" (And to top things off, Toronto is also where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their public debut as a couple at the 2017 Invictus Games.)


YUP, no matter how you look at it............. your home is always your castle!

The way I see it anyway!
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Thursday, 12 July 2018

Gotcha!

Dear Friends: The Perspective Research Department just ran into an interesting piece of trivia that may............, or may not be true....., but just the same it gives us something to think about!

Have you ever been sitting somewhere, (or standing, walking, talking, bending, driving, etc.) and suddenly felt what could best be described as a "pin-prick" on your arm or somewhere on your skin?

Could be anywhere kids, and usually described as a short, hot type of pain/burn on your body. (Other than your ass or neck!) 😀

WELL, get a load of this folks..........., scientists now think this might be a cosmic ray hitting your extremities and producing a quick little burn feeling on your skin!

Yup, and there is nothin' you can do about it because the little bastards are way to quick to dodge! (This is the ultimate dodge-ball folks!)

So, if you  think you're gonna get hit by one, there is only one thing to do kids:

DUCK!

The way I see it anyway!
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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

PAPERS PLEASE!

Dear Friends: I have mentioned quite a few times on this Blog how the United States of America is slowly turning into a police state, fascist state, segregated state  and state of anarchy...... and yet most people don't believe me and think it's just a fantasy on my part!

Never mind the fact that most of the prison population is either black or Hispanic, discrimination is running rampant and the U.S. government is practising an undeclared and subversive form of apartheid that is promoting ghettoization in the inner cities, we now find out that there are also vast areas of the countryside where the federal government has almost total control over who goes where and who does what!

Take the good folks over there at I.C.E. for example: Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

All of Michigan, D.C., and a large chunk of Pennsylvania are part of the area where Border Patrol has expanded search and seizure rights.

Here's what it means to live or travel there! (We all know what assholes the border guards can be at the border, but now they can go just about anywhere!)

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 While the weight of border patrol’s operations is felt heaviest along the southwest border of the U.S., the “no man’s land” Ragan is talking about actually extends much further into the country. In the “border zone,” different legal standards apply. Agents can enter private property, set up highway checkpoints, have wide discretion to stop, question, and detain individuals they suspect to have committed immigration violations—and can even use race and ethnicity as factors to do so.

That’s striking because the border zone is home to 65.3 percent of the entire U.S. population, and around 75 percent of the U.S. Hispanic population, according to a CityLab analysis based on data from location intelligence company ESRI. This zone, which hugs the entire edge of the United States and runs 100 air miles inside, includes some of the densest cities—New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. It also includes all of Michigan and Florida, and half of Ohio and Pennsylvania, according to a prior rough analysis by Will Lowe, a data scientist at MIT.
 
“It really is kind of a constitution-free zone,”says Patrick Eddington, a policy analyst who has been compiling data on border patrol’s internal checkpoints at the CATO Institute, a libertarian think tank. “I guess the best way to phrase it is that in this area, [border patrol agents] are being allowed to nullify people's rights.”

According to critics, checkpoints and other internal operations in the 100-mile zone aren’t serving their intended purpose: Just 2 percent of CBP’s total arrests of deportable non-citizens happened at checkpoints. And since 2010, far more people who had legal status and weren’t eligible for deportation were arrested this way. Meanwhile, individuals in this zone—citizen or otherwise—are at risk of having their Fourth Amendment rights violated by border patrol, critics say. (The law within the 100-mile zone allows for profiling.)
 “The vast majority of CBP personnel and assets are stationed at the border itself; however, in our mission to safeguard America's borders, we have a responsibility to track routes into the interior of our country for those who evade capture,” CBP spokesperson Dan Hetlage told CityLab via email.

CBP can set up checkpoints anywhere it wants within the 100-mile zone and “can temporarily seize all vehicles that drive up to an immigration checkpoint... to conduct an immigration inspection,” a spokesperson said.

If they feel they have probable cause, they can search the vehicles. Agents at checkpoints also have wide discretion to pull people aside for a secondary inspection, which could last, per some accounts, for up to 40 minutes.

Agents in patrol cars are permitted to stop motorists in the zone based on the suspicion [sic] that they have committed an immigration offense, and can also check individuals’ papers on buses, trains, and airplanes.

CBP says the transit checks are conducted “as consensual encounters.” That latter aspect of CBP powers has come to the fore in recent months, after videos surfaced showing CBP agents checking papers on Greyhound buses, Amtrak trains, and airports seemingly far from the Southern border.

The next thng you know Americans will all need to have Identiry Cards and Travel Cards whenever they go out of the house!

The way I see it anyway!
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A sob story!

Dear Friends: I have a hard time feeling sorry for Donte DiVincenzo, even if he did show us a picture of his two bank bank accounts............ which are down to $2.68 and $1.03 = $3.71.


Yup, $3.71 is the guys "net worth"............. or at least it was until yesterday folks.

In the meantime he just signed a two year contract to play NBA basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks to the tune of 2 1/2 million a year. (That's five million bucks, kids!)

But! Since his first paycheque isn't due until November 15th it looks as if the poor bastard will have to borrow a bit of money from some of his teammates to get by!

Sob!


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

#MeToo!

Dear Friends: According to the old English legal system, of which we are a part,  a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty..........., which has served us well for quite a few hundreds of years!

Now without getting into too many details, and notwithstanding our current habit of turning everything on its head, we seem to have done a real number on that "innocent until proven guilty" thing.

The #MeToo movement has made our legal system proactive instead of reactive since the merest mention of any impropriety by a man automatically infers that a guilty sign is dangling from his neck, and the only question left to solve is what type of punishment would be appropriate for the aforementioned crime!

When this movement started out it was accepted in good faith that something nefarious had happened but it has slowly been transformed into a blanket accusation that puts the onus on the accused to establish his innocence rather than be proven quilty by the accuser.

The nearest parallel I can find to this situation would be to ask some guy if he had stopped beating his wife!

Doesn't matter how he answers since there is no defense against this type of accusation.

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Oh shit! Yes, and lots of it.

Dear Friends: Let's say you're on a Toronto to Vancouver flight and just before you begin the descent into the airport you decide that there is just enough time to have a poop before the landing and all the hustle and bustle at the arrivals concourse in Vancouver.

OR!

You have just taken off from Vancouver on a flight to Toronto and when you reach cruising altitude and the seatbelt light goes out you make your way to the can for a bit of relief!

Either way - this spot puts you high above Kelowna, B.C.


We first told you about a Kelowna woman and her son who experienced feces falling from the sky into the sun roof of their car last week.  Since then, more people have come forward whose cars were covered in poop.

Susan Allen first told the Perspective Naked News Department that on May 9, she and her son were sitting at a red light when, suddenly, liquid poo fell from the sky, through her sunroof and into her car.

“I had it on my face, down my shirt, my entire car, and the vehicle beside us were all covered in it,” she said.
Susan believes the waste fell from an airplane that was passing overhead.Well ( I don't know abut you folks, but I would bet that if you're moving to Kelowna the Real Estate Lady won't tell you about this interesting little tidbit!!!!!!)

The way I see it anyway!
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