Dear the Rest of the World:

Please don’t believe the rule of “guilty by association”. The rest of the citizens in the United States do NOT share the same moronic philosophy of of weak and destructive president

Be patient. In two years that jerk is gone and we can fix everything he has broken.

Love, the citizens of the United States.

Ancient Justification for Democracy

The ancient Greeks fancied themselves the champions of Freedom while looking down upon the Persians as enslaving entire populations.

After the defeat of the Persians in the late 400s, a Greek known as Otanes asked: how could monarchy be a harmonious and coherent system when it permits the ruler to do whatever he wishes, to be accountable to no one? For arrogance will grow within him as he enjoys all the good things at hand…,

He went on to say: the rule of the majority, however, not only has the most beautiful and powerful name of all, equality, but in practice, the majority does not act at all like a monarch. Indeed, the majority chooses its magistrates by lot, it holds all of these officials accountable to an audit, and it refers all resolutions to the authority of the public.

You see, Otanes realized the single ruler is unconstrained and therefore a dangerously outrageous, jealous, and violent oppressor of his subjects.

Wow, it seems Herodotus, in Book 3 section 8, was commenting on something that would occur again one thousand five hundred and forty eight years later.

Red v. Purple

So, what was the Red for ED all about? It was about pay inequity – teachers who hadn’t had a raise in several years. When your pay isn’t even keeping up with the economy’s inflation, it’s time to speak up.
 
But, it was also about funding. Educational funding. Providing the necessary resources for districts to provide essential services. Like BOOKS. (I haven’t seen a text book in the hands of school children since 2004!!!!!!!) Like SUPPPLIES. (Why are teachers taking money out of their own pockets and why are districts sending home school supply donation lists?) Like physical education, art and music. Like after school sports and educational programs.
 
And for all of those morons on the Purple for Parents (anti Red for Ed protestors), idiotic bandwagon, I’ll leave you with this thought: almost EVERY dictatorship (Mao Tsa Tung, Lenin / Stalin, the entire Kim family of North Korea, the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the “re-education schools” of Vietnam, etc) kills as many educators and intellectuals as possible. Thus, eliminating critical thinking, free thought, and educated dissent and making mindless slaves out of the population. So, you’re right – it is about politics because, you fucking morons, political action is the only way to get the funding. You might know that if you were, let me think, what’s the phrase I’m looking for – oh yeah, EDUCATED.
 
For the rest of us, don’t stand by and allow your children to be cheated out of quality education. Don’t believe in this right to work bullshit. Bring back the unions. Bring back the guilds (trade schools). And, finally, remember this: one day these children are going to be making decisions for US as we age and enter in the Autumn of Life. Let’s make sure they’re making EDUCATED decisions on our behalf.

Trump, Jr., I Know, It’s Hard When You’re Irrelevant

Hey, I’m big enough to say I’m irrelevant.  Let’s face it, out side of my little circle of friends, co-workers, associates and acquaintances, I’m no body.  And, that’s ok.  I’m anonymous, invisible and, well, irrelevant.  But, I don’t try to be something I am not.  Like Donald Trump, Jr.   So desperate to get his name in the conversation or on social media, he just picked a fight with Olympic Ice Medalist, Adam Rippon.

What is so glaringly obvious is that Trump, Jr. isn’t mad Rippon refuses to talk to, or about, Mike Pence.  He’s made because the Olympics are taking the spot light away from his idiot of a father.

I can’t wait for all the attacks on the athletes who will refuse to go to the White House after the Olympics.  That should be real interesting.

In the mean time, and forever more, Donald Trump, Jr. will remain – irrelevant.

 

 

Treason. Let Me Think About That a Sec ……

Trump, ala Kim Jung-Un, says it’s treason not to agree with him and clap for him. Hmmm.

Trump’s continued attacks on the Intelligence Community, the FBI, and the Justice Department have succeeded in casting doubt on them by the American public. Putin must be dancing in the Kremlin. Trump’s doing his job for him. Another collusion? Maybe. Or, is it providing comfort and AID to the enemy. Now THAT’s treason.

Why His BIG Mouth Got Him Caught

Yesterday, Saturday, Feb. 3rd, Trump proclaimed the Nunes Memo “totally vindicates” him in the investigation regarding the proven Russian election interference.  Crying like the snowflake his core supports proclaim his adversaries to be, he called the continued investigation a “witch hunt”.

Let’s recall a few things:

  1. The Russian interference investigation started with Australian intelligence provided showing Popodopolous (or how ever you spell his name) was contacted by the Russians about emails from Hillary Clinton.
  2. Trump Jr.’s emails confirm this.
  3. Trump Sr. made a HUGE announcement, during his campaign, that they had “dirt” on the Clinton Campaign and alluded to the fact that it was in the form of emails.  (Not to mention his outspoken encouragement to the Russians to hack into the Democratic main frames.)  And, THAT’S where he gets caught.
  4. Not ONCE did any of the traitors the country, including Hope Hicks (who crafted Trump Jr.’s response / explanation of his own emails), go to the FBI.

 

The Nunes Memo did not, in any way, vindicate Trump.  It’s not that Trump just can’t keep his big fat mouth shut, it’s that the evidence against him grows and grows every day.  He knows it and he has to try to figure out a way to trick all in his core to believe he isn’t lying (something that seems to be very easy).

David Nunes – What the Fuc……..

Let’s start with this:

Brett Baler: “Did you read the actual FISA application?”

David Nunes: “No, I didn’t”

We could end with that.

But, what we have is some asshole who pushed an ALTERED memo, that is, the memo he presented to the White House was NOT the approved memo from the Intelligence Committee.  He did so in direct opposition to members in his own party, members in the Democratic Party (they wanted the unedited version), members in the intelligence agencies, and members of the FBI and Justice Department.  What Nunes did, for head scratching reasons, was do Putin’s work for him.  Undermine our justice system, undermine the investigative personnel, undermine the FISA court, undermine the intelligence agencies.  Treason.  Period.

He tried to undermine the Russian Investigation – that’s obstruction of justice.

I can only hope that Trump now fires the several Justice Department and FBI officials as he has threatened to do.  THAT will be a constitutional crises.  One of which will lead to Trump’s impeachment.

Actually, now that I think of it, thanks Mr. Nunes.  You just started the impeachment wheels in motion.