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Not a First Amendment Issue

Deadline: “They made an attempt to not only kill the app, but to actually destroy the entire company. And it’s not just these three companies. Every vendor from text message services to email providers to our lawyers all ditched us too on the same day.”

Parler hitched its wagon to a vile President’s rhetoric and what they deem free speech. Which is their choice, as a company, to make.

On the flip side all the other companies they chose to depend on for their services are free to choose not to host their content.

If Parler wants to continue to exist they’re free to build their own data center, purchase their own server, and connect them to the web. Google, Apple, and Amazon cannot keep you off the web. It’s open.

But they don’t have to support the hate of your platform.

Oh, I almost forgot. The First Amendment to the Constitution only applies to the Government infringing on your right to free speech. It doesn’t apply to private companies.

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Life Politics

Coup

I had to write this down so I’d never forget what happened today.

Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol today, durning the certification of the 2020 US Election.

Trump himself is responsible for the coup attempt. He held a rally in DC, riled his supporters up, and let them do their thing.

This is another dark mark on the United States of America.

On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will become President and Vice President of our country. They have a real mess to cleanup.

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Politics

The Demagogue in Chief

The election wasn’t rigged. Donald Trump lost. It’s that simple.

Donald Trump, liar.Back in 2016 when he was elected I was stunned, in disbelief, like many Americans. How could we have elected such a knucklehead? The man is famous for what? Being famous, that’s what. There’s zero substance to him. He made it because his daddy, the original Trump grifter, kept him afloat. If he’d ventured out on his own without that support he’d be a nobody, just like most of us.

As it is daddy did back him. He gave him some cash to get started, $1MM apparently, and bought a bunch of chips from his faltering casino to keep it afloat.

That didn’t work and in the end Trump took a 1-billion dollar bath. The dude fails all the time and people continue to give him money.

I do have to give him this. He is one of the best grifters of all time.

To say he’s some sort of business genius is about 1/2 right. He’s good at the grift, which has poured lots and lots of money into his pockets, but he can’t really run a successful business. He claims to be a billionaire but we have no transparency into that. He more likely work a few million dollars given his huge debt. Although he is fixing that by asking his supporters to send him money.

The man would lie, set his children on fire, and shoot his wife, no questions asked if he could make a few bucks from it. I suspect Melania will divorce the man soon after he leaves office. Who knows which of the kids will end up serving some time in a state prison. Guess we’ll find out.

Anywho. Enough of that. Let’s get back to the rigged election. Back in 2015, as early as August of that year, Trump had already started his “the election is rigged” talk. Imagine his surprise when he won. He didn’t go on a rant claiming it was rigged. No, he won, why would he? This is where the lying and grift enter the picture. How do you get all of your supporters fired up? Well you tell them their vote didn’t matter because some force has rigged the election. We haven’t entered aliens rigged it phase yet, I’m sure we’ll get there at some point. So, your white supremacist, QAnon loving, knuckleheads back your play. IT WAS RIGGED! THE DEMOCRATS RIGGED THE ELECTION!

Trump stated in 2016 the election was rigged.

No. They didn’t. You’re just pissed off because your demagogue was voted out of office. I understand that feeling. The day after the 2016 election I had to leave work because it made me physically ill to think how much Trump was going to screw up the country. He did. Luckily we all survived to get him out.

Joe Biden won the 2020 election, fair and square.

I’m looking forward to having a compassionate, intelligent, science believing, leader in the White House surrounded by people that know what they’re doing and care for our country. The Trump grift will continue but at least it won’t be at our expense any longer.

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Government Politics

Let’s dump this clown!

Let's dump this clown

Dear leader has taken to telling the Supreme Court they’ll essentially become a joke if Joe Biden is our next President. It’s a kind of threat. Dude is a knucklehead. He really has to go.

Also, wouldn’t be amazing if Trump fled after losing the election? That would be glorious. 🤞🏼

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Politics

Why Trump?

I do not understand, for one moment, why someone would vote for Trump.

Here’s how it looks through my eyes when I try to understand it.

He’s a racist – so racists like him.
He hates strong women – a lot of men cannot handle strong women, so they like Trump.
He not empathetic – some folks think empathy is weakness. They like Trump.
He’s a bully – some folks love authoritarians and like to be told exactly what to do and when they can do it. So they like Trump.
He’s dumb – dumb folks thus love their everyday man.
He’s a liar – people believe his lies and they like what they hear.
He’s a business man so he’ll run the country well – nope. Quite the opposite. He’s not run the country well. The economy is in the tank.
He’s a grifter – this is something he’s really good at. He’d steal everything you own if he could, and be fine with it. The filthy rich and powerful love this about him.
He’s cruel – taking kids away from their parents and locking them up is just cruel.

There are a lot of questions I have about his character. He has no character if we’re talking about virtues. He lacks the type of character needed to be the President of the United States. The job is all about character.

This point really puzzles me. Why does the Christian Right embrace him? No grace, no virtue, no love for his fellow man. Jesus was all about love.

I wonder how many abortions he’s paid for over his lifetime?

How many women has he sexually assaulted? I’d bet more than we’ve heard about given his Billy Bush tape.

This one also puzzles and disturbs me and I though about not writing it but I’m gonna do it. How many times has he sexually assaulted his daughter? He’s talked about Ivanka in ways that make my skin crawl. Sex predator material. We know he’s a sexual predator. Has it extended to her, his other daughter, or his boys? Who knows?

He’s just everything this country is not. We are the worlds melting pot. Making us into a whites only nation is a disgusting thought. This is America damnit! The land of the free and the home of the brave, but it sure doesn’t feel that way right now.

The man is enamored with Vladimir Putin. Seriously head-over-heals in love with a murdering psychopath. I have no doubt Russians would prefer a different leader, but Trump wants to be this guy, in the United States.

I ask again. Why would you vote for Donald J. Trump? He only cares about himself. He’s a narcissistic sociopath. He’s incapable of leading.

Damned right I’m voting for Joe Biden. Sure, I’m a Democrat, but there is more at stake here than our normal policy debate. The soul of our nation is at stake. Democracy itself is at stake. Remember Trump runs his organizations like a mobster. When he says “Maybe we should try that?” in response to President Xi changing the law so he can be President forever, Trump isn’t joking. There’s some truth in there. Remember, it’s all about him and everyone else can go pack sand. He wants to be a dictator. Look at his recent moves in Portland. If that’s not gestapo-like I don’t know what is. The federal government kidnapping people off the streets isn’t the America I want to live in. This has to stop and we have to fix whatever is wrong with our system that allowed Trump to be nominated and elected. If this is the modern day GOP’s idea of leadership they’re as morally bankrupt as Trump.

Oh, and I forgot to mention the crisis of his Presidency; COVID-19. He’s failed at every turn. He doesn’t understand anything about people. He believes the economy is some other thing. The economy is people. We go to work, our employer pays us, we visit places and spend our hard earned cash on food, clothing, whatever suits our fancy. To fix the economy you have to do the hard work and fix COVID.

This Presidents tenure is one laughable failure after another. Fail, fail, fail. It’s all he does is fail.

I believe in people. I feel for people. I love people. People are everything in this equation.

The GOP only cares about themselves. Typical Republican response to things: “Hey, if it doesn’t hurt me, I don’t care about it.”

No compassion, no love. Just hate.

There’s a slogan for the GOP convention.

Let’s vote this morally bankrupt man out of office in November.

P.S. What’s all this QAnon bullshit? Talk about nutters. They’re absolutely crazy and Trump love them! It makes perfect sense. They must all think John Carpenter’s They Live was a documentary about the cabal of Democrats that suck the blood of child sex slaves. Come to think of it, sounds like something Trump might do. 🤔

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Politics

The Donald’s Presidential Bid

The New Yorker: “What was really memorable about the event, though, was Trump’s response. Seated a few tables away from us magazine scribes, Trump’s humiliation was as absolute, and as visible, as any I have ever seen: his head set in place, like a man in a pillory, he barely moved or altered his expression as wave after wave of laughter struck him. There was not a trace of feigning good humor about him, not an ounce of the normal politician’s, or American regular guy’s “Hey, good one on me!” attitude—that thick-skinned cheerfulness that almost all American public people learn, however painfully, to cultivate. No head bobbing or hand-clapping or chin-shaking or sheepish grinning—he sat perfectly still, chin tight, in locked, unmovable rage. If he had not just embarked on so ugly an exercise in pure racism, one might almost have felt sorry for him.”

I feel like this is behind Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential ambitions. President Obama put him in his rightful place that night in 2011 and Trump didn’t learn a thing. He’s trying to prove he is more than a bully businessman. He wants to be known as a serious person, but more importantly he wants the most powerful job in the world.

It is pretty obvious he is making a mockery of the United States with his bluster and is not a serious person. He lives at the center of a one man universe; TrumpWorld, where he is king and all of us peons live to serve him.

He’s definitely not Presidential material.

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Politics

January 2017

It’s late. Inauguration Day is over as Donald Trump steps into a dark Oval Office and peers out frosty windows into the cold D.C. night.

He crosses the room, approaching The Resolute desk. Within feet of the desk he hears a creak as the large chair behind the desk turns.

A smiling Hillary Rodham Clinton looks at him and says “Thanks, Donald, I owe you.”

Fade to black.

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Politics

David Frum, Man of Reason

David Frum: “But on any realistic assessment of the problems faced by Americans – and not just would-be Republican office-holders – it’s the recession, not the presidency, that is National Problem #1 and demands the most urgent action. It won’t be enough to save Obama if he does not deserve saving – but it may be enough to save your neighbor’s house, job, and family. Or even … your own. Republicans after all have been victims of this crisis too. It’s an hour of national emergency even more urgent and overwhelming than the aftermath of 9/11. And things may soon get worse, if the Eurozone begins to crack up, as it seems it may. This is the hour for united action against the economic crisis, not partisan maneuvering.”

David Frum seems like a pretty reasonable guy. Let’s fix the country, not stick to party lines.

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Politics

John McCain on Fire!

John is MadNew York Times: “By that flawed logic, he said, “Democrats would have no choice but to pass a balanced budget amendment and reform entitlements and the Tea Party Hobbits could return to Middle Earth.”

“This is the kind of crack political thinking that turned Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell into G.O.P. nominees,” he jeered, referring to two losing Tea Party candidates for the Senate in 2010.”

Apparently the fire brand version of John McCain is back in action!

PREACH IT SENATOR MCCAIN!

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Raise the Ceiling

David Frum: “…wouldn’t the best idea for now be: just lift the debt ceiling to give all parties more time to work out their differences?”