Closing Thought–22Dec20

Just Another Worthless Religious Leader

I have never been a fan of the faux religious leaders that call themselves ‘evangelicals’…..since they emerged back in the Reagan years they have been the drivers of policy of the government…..and not until Trump has their true nature been so obvious.

One of the most irritating is Liberty Univ Falwell……and now that he has been disgraced more and more corruption has been uncovered……recently it is the amount of cash that Liberty fed to the Trump machine…..

After shocking many in the evangelical movement by endorsing Donald Trump over other Republicans for the 2016 presidential nomination, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. pumped millions of the nonprofit religious institution’s funds into Republican causes and efforts to promote the Trump administration, blurring the lines between education and politics.

The culmination of his efforts was the creation of a university-funded campus “think tank” — which has produced nopeer-reviewed academic work and bears little relation to study centers at other universities — that ran pro-Trump ads, hired Trump allies including former adviser Sebastian Gorka and current Trump attorney Jenna Ellis to serve as fellows and, in recent weeks, has aggressively promoted Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud.

The think tank — called the Falkirk Center, a portmanteau of Falwell’s name and that of GOP activist Charlie Kirk, who co-founded it — purchased campaign-season ads on Facebook, at least $50,000’s worth of which were designated by the network as political ads, that promoted Trump and other Republican candidates by name.

“Pray For Our President,” declared one, featuring a photo of Trump with his hands clasped in prayer.

“Be a radical for our republic,” said another Facebook ad that ran over the summer with a photo of a beaming Madison Cawthorn, the rising GOP star and congressional candidate from North Carolina who spoke at Trump’s convention.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/14/jerry-falwell-trump-liberty-university-444661

Time to tell these creeps to go back to serving their flock and leave the running of this country to the bureaucrats…..they have helped turned this country into a ‘combat zone’ that continues to tear the people apart.

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“lego ergo scribo”

The Virtual Inauguration

Because of the pandemic racing through the nation and the world there has been a call for Biden to take the oath of office for the presidency virtually.

That might be a good idea these days….but this is not for Biden and has little to do with the pandemic but rather a bunch of Trump supporters that still think they can keep this useless lump as president on 20Jan2021.

With the US Capitol grounds otherwise occupied that day, supporters are planning a virtual inauguration for President Trump on Jan. 20. More than 60,000 people have indicated on the Facebook event page that they’re going, the Hill reports. It’s scheduled for noon EST, which is when President-elect Joe Biden will be taking the oath of office. The Donald J. Trump 2nd Presidential Inauguration Ceremony is to be hosted by Ilir Chami and Evi Kokalari, the page says. Kokalari’s Twitter page says she was on the Trump reelection campaign’s finance committee. She makes appearances on One America News Network, per the Independent.

Organizers put a disclaimer on the Facebook page: “We are a grassroots collection of private individuals 325,000 strong, showing our support for President Donald J. Trump. We have no affiliation with any formal organization.” There was no sign on the page that Trump endorses the event. Facebook also added a clarifying disclaimer, lest anyone think a Trump inauguration would be real: “Joe Biden is the President-elect. He will be inaugurated as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021.”

Seriously?

How silly is this POS?

But do not worry….there is no indication that Donald the Orange has anything to do with this move…..then why do it?  (Is my question)

How far can the old Tea Party slide before they enter the pits of Hell where they belong?

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“lego ergo scribo”

The Day Of The Longest Bill

WE have a new bill for stim to relieve the problems that the pandemic have caused…..and believe it or not this bill has 5,593 pages….money for the Air Force and Navy….money for the government to prevent a shutdown just before Christmas break…..oh yeah crumbs for us peons.

Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other end-of-session business in a massive bundle of bipartisan legislation as Capitol Hill prepared to close the books on the year. The bill approved Monday night went to President Trump for his signature, which was expected in the coming days, the AP reports. The relief package, unveiled Monday afternoon, sped through the House and Senate in a matter of hours. The Senate cleared the massive package by a 92-6 vote after the House approved the COVID-19 package by another lopsided vote, 359-53.

The bill combines coronavirus-fighting funds with financial relief for individuals and businesses. It would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit and a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans, along with a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, restaurants, and theaters and money for schools, health care providers and renters facing eviction. The 5,593-page legislation—by far the longest bill ever—came together Sunday after months of battling, posturing and postelection negotiating that reined in a number of Democratic demands as the end of the congressional session approached. Congress also approved a one-week stopgap spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown at midnight and give Trump time to sign the sweeping legislation.

In case you do not have the time to read the Russian novel that is the Covid relief bill let me break it down for you…..

the new COVID relief bill includes: – $4’000’000’000 for navy weapons – $2’000’000’000 for air force missiles – $500’000’000 for israel – tax breaks if you own a race horse – $600 for you

Glad to see that Israel gets their pound of American flesh……and that the war machine will not suffer….god forbid that the cash be spent where it is needed….on the American people.

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Turkey And The US

Turkey is an NATO ally….an ally that we are having problems with their policies…..this illustrates the weakness within the ranks of NATO.

The US is attempting to “whack the pee-pee” of Turkey disobeying the desires of the US.

The U.S. imposed sanctions on Turkey Monday after the latter tested S-400 missile defense batteries it purchased from Russia. Washington says the S-400 technology could pose a threat to equipment used by the NATO alliance, of which Ankara is a member. Turkey denounced the Trump administration’s decision, saying it bought the S-400 batteries only because the U.S. blocked it from acquiring the Patriot missile defense system on its desired terms. Officials said Ankara would “retaliate in a manner and timing it deems appropriate,” leading to speculation that it might stop letting U.S. forces use Incirlik air base, for instance. The incoming Biden administration’s attitude toward this issue remains to be seen, says Crisis Group expert Berkay Mandiraci. But for the time being the sanctions threaten to have serious negative long-term implications for Turkey’s defense industry. Meanwhile, whether the U.S. eventually lifts the penalties or expands them, the fact of them will continue to strain Turkey-U.S. ties. 

(antiwar.com)

Economic warfare has begun between the US and Turkey…..

The Turkish-American marriage, solemnized by Ankara’s accession to NATO in 1952, is on the rocks. The partners were ill-matched from the beginning but stayed together so long as the Soviet threat loomed and the Turkish military was in charge.

The Evil Empire, as Ronald Reagan characterized it, disappear more than three decades ago. Nearly two decades of rule by Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have transformed Turkey. In Abraham Lincoln’s enduring words, the resulting “passion” has strained the “bonds of affection” between the two nations to the breaking point and perhaps beyond. The incoming Biden administration should stop treating Ankara as an ally and instead recognize it as the independent and often hostile power that it has become.

US Goes to Economic War Against NATO Ally Turkey: Time for a Civil Divorce?

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said sanctions were “inexplicable” after Washington repeatedly rejected Ankara’s offer to form a joint working group. It called on its NATO ally to revise the “unjust” decision that will harm bilateral ties.

How far will this “war” escalate?

Will Turkey survive as a NATO member?

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“lego ergo scribo”