Despite being warned by numerous respected financial experts, the Ohio Republican Secretary of Treasurer made the utterly stupid decision that Ohio taxpayers can now pay their real estate taxes using the highly speculative Bitcoin. For those who aren’t aware of this financial tender, it’s…….. Well…… imaginary money….. I know, it’s virtual money. No different from money we use in the board game Monopoly, except that you can’t hold it or see it. In actuality, Bitcoin is not much different from the IOU given to you by One-Eye Charlie when you loaned him $20 to buy his rot gut vodka. Anyway, Bitcoin fell in the lower part of the market basement. From a high of $19 039 dollars on December 18, last year to a paltry $3,531.18 as of December 8th. My one and only question to the Republican Ohio Secretary of State is: Why didn’t you drag Bernie Madoff’s ass out of the penitentiary and invested in his snake-oil investment? At least his lie of forthcoming great wealth had nor class and was substantially more appealing.
In just a few words French president Emmanuel Macron educated the world regarding the concept of “nationalism.” Just because many Americans are completely ignorant about the political philosophy of a “socialist,” and the many socialistic programs in America, it does not mean they are ignorant of the political ramifications of “nationalism.” The few who deny the adverse affects of nationalism are those who ignore or who are ignorant of its meaning and existence. Sadly, many Americans lay claim to nationalistic pride. “You’re in America now, speak English,“ “He’s not one of us;” and “Any guy who can do a body slam, he’s my type” are but a few divisive phrases use to perpetuate nationalism. Not to forget the ever increasing physical assaults and insults against immigrants, those who look, or have beliefs that are different. It is far too soon to forget the most heinous form of nationalism know as the Lebensraum doctrine, or “living space.” Even now, acts genocide committed in the name of national pride by nations across the globe continue to this day. The best way to defeat “nationalism” is to expose its history and true meaning and historical purpose as French President Emmanuel Macron who said “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying our interests first, who cares about the others, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values. I know there are old demons which are coming back to the surface. They are ready to wreak chaos and death.” And, “History sometimes threatens to take its sinister course once again.” Fair minded Americans must understand that “nationalism” is inextricably alined with anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, birtherism, and other ideologies inconsistent and counter productive with the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence.
Do racists know what taking a knee is all about” you ask? No they don’t, because racist have a clearly defined, though erroneous, preset ideals about the people they despise. They will ignore undisputed proven facts and arguments from those they hate. Choosing only the explanation which makes them, and like minded racist comfortable. And, attempts to disguise their racial hate, they make comments such as “some of my best friends are Black,” or while eating a taco bowl yelling “Happy Cinco de Mayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!” My favorite racist comment is, “Look at my African-American over here, “Look at him!” The most disturbing fact is that these trite utterances are enough to convince many fair mined people to believe them. Fact is, racist are convinced that whoever takes a knee are anti-American, not Christian, unpatriotic, a means to vilify veterans and those who died in defense of this country, and a liberal. Sadly, nothing can be done about their preconceived racist ideals. They remind me of the label “ Nothing on this unit is repairable from this point” on a machine I was attempting to fix. So, I tossed it in the trash container.
Ok my Democratic friends, I’ve heard enough about why you think that Manafort will turn on Trump to lift some of that hard time off his potential sentence. Please allow me to explain why he will keep his mouth shut. Some time ago Living large Paul and his buddy Ricky gates decided to run with the big boys of Eastern Europe. Specifically, “Uncle Vic” AKA Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovych. After all, Uncle Vic was ruling the Ukraine, and he took a liking to Pauk. What Paul and his buddy didn’t count on was Uncle Vic being ran out of the country. Right into the arms of the big dog: Trump’s buddy Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. Oh I know you Dems have been chatting about Paul’s illegal activities related to banking, money laundering, and other sordid activities. But that’s not Paul’s concern, nor does it matter. What is important was Paul was obligated to bring 17 million dollars worth of U.S. influence back to Uncle Viic and the Big Dog. Since Vic is now a displaced person in Russia, he had to return Uncle’s money. Which of course he already spent. And, he knows if he have a chat with Mueller or the prosecutor in NY, Uncle Vic’s name will certainly come up. That can’t happen because he knows that Uncle Vic likes his privacy. Now Paul being the observant fella he is, took note of the big stick next to Uncle Vic’s desk. He knew it was made of Ukrainian Hard wood soaked in motor oil to keep from splintering. That convinced him that the penitentiary was his best alternative. After all, it did have it’s advantages. It’s a gated community with Security guards and cameras throughout with no monthly charges. All utilities was at no charge to residents. And to add to the luxurious accommodations, a uniformed doorman was always at beck and call whenever one enter and leave their quarters. It don’t get any better than that. Yeah!
Birther Trump reached a historic presidential pinnacle today according to the Washington Post. “Lyin’” Trump uttered his two-thousandth lie since entering the Adult Child Care Center, formerly called the Whitehouse. Lying two thousand time, though unprecedented by former presidents, is an ho-hum achievement by Trump’s standard of truth. When I look back at his many prevarications, the only question I could muster to ask is how did we get to this moment, and why would so many voters consider a habitual lier fit to hold the highest office in the land? I was quickly reminded of the truly moronic Otter that trusted a snake who said “believe me.”
Last week, my daughter treated me to front row seats to hear Vice President Joe Biden while on his “American Promise Tour.” Hosted by Melinda Gates, Biden discussed the importance of “Finding Purpose In a Time of Uncertainty.” And, he spoke about his amazing eight years of vice presidency with Obama. Much of his discussion is in his book titled “Promise me, dad.” While reading my complementary copy of his book, I though about how Joe used his down-home Scranton Pennsylvanian phrase “that’s a lot of malarkey” when correcting political adversaries who lie. Such personality makes him likable by Democrats, independents, and many Republicans, because Biden demonstrates honesty of the highest distinction by informing voters when political adversaries lie.
Truth be told, a large segment of Americans, whom Hillary Clinton refered to as “Deplorables,” consider themselves enlightened when their champion politician deviate from the truth. By accepting a politician’s lie, they feel at one with their liar because the lie is a perfect fit with their predetermined opinion about an issues or person. As Bubba would explain it, “Why waste time troubling my brain to think when this here fella already said what I though that Obama ain’t an American.”
With his longstanding birtherism ideology in tow, Pseudologist-In-Chief, Donald John Trump exploded onto the American’s political stage like a Chicago Typewriter. “Believe me” prefaced lies, which flowed in greater abundance from the lips of silver-tongued Donald than water over Niagara Falls. Let’s not forget that politicians are masters at speaking equivocally, evasively, or to be perfectly frank, lying. At early stages of political life, they learn to weave prevarications by adding subtle nuances of the truth rather than telling an outright lie. Though most of us regret our childhood accentuated with “telling tales” and “white lies,” baldface lies by elected political leaders now obscure the authenticity of critical national, state, and local issues.
That said, civility is often a hindrance to truthfulness in politics. Allow me to explain. The greatest weakness of Democrats is they are politically innocuous. They get distracted, bogged down in gobbledygook details concerning singular constituent issues. In short, Democrats personify the term “one-trick-pony.” Mainly, with the exception of Joe Biden and Bill Clinton, they are inept because they don’t know how to “explain stuff” like Republicans. It’s true Republicans lie, but their lies are convincing, simple, to the point, and ever flowing. Like spinners of yarn, one threaded lie after another, with no chance to allow Democratic opponents to refute their previous dishonest statement. Just as breathing comes natural to humans when spanked on the bottom at birth, lying comes natural to many Republicans. Which leads me back to The Donald.
Although he won the Republican nomination, many Republicans hazard the thought, “Is Trump one of us.” Is he a Republican? Politically, he is detached from William Buckley brand of conservatism. “Lyin’ Ted,” “little Marco,” and Jeff Flakey” and other ad hominem attacks against Republican rivals left little doubt that he will not hesitate to break the Eleventh Republican Commandment popularized by Ronald Reagan that “thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.” Regardless of his intimidation and abusively laying waste to GOP rivals, frighten Republicans had no choice but to accept him into the bosom of the Grand O’ Party. Republican or not, the Donald is the characterization of an egotistical politician emancipated from shame, civility, and truthfulness. His persona inhibits the news media from catching up with his duplicities. Simply put, the artful Donald is always one falsehood ahead of the truth. And, Democrats, unlike Joe Biden are too polite to say, “that’s a dam lie.” Or, “that’s a lot of malarkey.”
While Democrats continue to voice singular issues, the wily Donald continue to leave them and the ham-fisted news media in the dust with elaborate red meat talking points about building the wall, Hillary’s three thousand e-mails, and phantom national programs, even he can’t possibly explain. And, lets not forget his birther stance was the initial duplicitous rant that propelled him into the highest office in the land.
Please be mindful that I am simply refering to how Republicans, managed by Trump, are better able to convey their messages to convince voters. In the context of voter appeal, it doesn’t matter if the message is false if it is not controverted and exposed as a lie by Democrats. For example, when a Republican utters a lie, Miss Manners Democrats typically respond by saying “well… I don’t know,” “I don’t quite agree with that,” or “that statement is misleading,” or” that doesn’t sound true,” and other weak and pathetic comebacks.
Simply put, Democrats have ignored the meaning of truthfulness. It is not ignoring lies fabricated by political adversaries. It is speaking the truth. As, truth is silent in the face of a lie, unless a venerable person denounces the lie. Though falsehoods are easy and pleasing to the ear, they deviate from conventional wisdom, and most often result in animosities and harming others. Truth, unlike lies, is an essential part of honesty, civility, justice, Integrity, prudence, and most importantly, the respect of others. It is following the lead of Joe Biden by being straightforward to people you serve by exposing, and admonishing disingenuous statement by saying without equanimity “that’s a lot of Malarkey.”
Hey y’all, Pappachoppers here. There’s word going around that a bunch of Northern Democratic scoundrels are stirring up a ruckus saying that Trump supporters are stupid, countrified, and have less sense than rotgut beer bottles scattered outside bubba’s trailer In the holler. Worst still, they are using Hillary’s words saying that these good folks are “deplorables.” Now I don’t rightly know If Democrats are always right, cause I don’t cotton to them nor Republicans. But I gotta agree, with exceptions of course that the right believe in telling poor folks in rural areas, coal mining towns, and the hills that they are smart. And, they know that what is good for rich folks will in time trickled down to benefits for them one day. They are told “y’all just have to be patient.” They will continue to tell them that “Republican conservative ideals without Obama care is best for y’all.” “Cause y’all is smart as a bucket of nails.” And, “as long as Republican pharmaceuticals load y’all up with happy pills, and you get your welfare, and food stamps, y’all will be fine”. Cause y’all is real smart. And, “y’all know Obama ain’t one of us, and Mexican are taking all the good jobs.” “Believe me Mexico will pay for the the wall cause y’all is smart.”