Closing Thought–31Mar21

It’s official Donald the Orange has his own social platform.

“The Magnificent Legacy of the Trump Presidency”?

When I read those words I damn near choked on my coffee.

Allow me  to explain……

A website for Donald and Melania Trump’s personal offices has gone live, promising to preserve “the magnificent legacy of the Trump Administration, while at the same time advancing the America First agenda.” So far, content on 45office.com is thin, USA Today reports. There’s a page with a bio of each of them and forms inviting visitors to “share your thoughts,” “request a greeting,” and invite the former president or his wife to an event. The form asks who else is going to the event, such as media or any “notable attendees,” per CNN. The site also has a series of photos of the Trumps during his term in office.

“Through this office, President Trump will remain a tireless champion for the hardworking men and women of our great country,” the homepage says, per the Hill. Since being removed from social media sites after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the former president has used an email subscriber list when issuing political statements. The effort has been less successful than his Twitter posts were, per USA Today, and Trump might being putting his releases on the new site. An aide said recently that Trump was in talks about starting a site that would “redefine” social media, but there’s been no sign of it yet.

“A tireless champion of heard working men and women….”

Once again coffee spewed across the room.

What legacy?

Perhaps he means the butt kissing of dictators or is it the failed pandemic response or maybe it is the incitement of a riot…..whatcha think?

Have you ever heard such crap?

I wrote about this possibility before……https://lobotero.com/2021/03/23/closing-thought-23mar21/

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

The Cowards Within

For years I have been calling the elected officials as cowards…..simply because they do not have the capability to work for the people instead they bow and scrape to the high dollar donors who have nothing but contempt for us mere peasants.

Two prime examples are one Dem and one so-called Repub.

First, the biggest debate raging in DC these days is that of voting rights, something that should be a no brainer…..one Dem is holding the passage of a voters rights bill up in the Senate….

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says the House’s sweeping voting reform bill known as the “For the People Act” will go “nowhere” in the Senate without bipartisan support.

The bill, also know as H.R. 1, was recently passed in the Democratic-controlled House and sent to the Senate with such provisions as increased access to absentee balloting and changes on campaign donations and the mapping of congressional districts.

The Senate is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with Democrats having the majority because Vice President Kamala Harris holds the tie-breaker. The dynamic has made Manchin, a moderate Democrat in a largely conservative state, a pivotal vote on most all measure. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats have used legislative maneuvers to pass measures by a simple, 51-vote majority and are considering similar maneuvers on upcoming measures.

https://justthenews.com/government/congress/manchin-says-hr1-election-bill-will-go-nowhere-without-bipartisan-support

A majority of the American people want election reform…but yet this slug is going to use bi-partisanship as an excuse to vote against it.

Who does he truly represent?

Next is a Repub…..

We have just had another mass shooting and as usual there is talk about gun reform while the people are focused on it…..but it will go nowhere in the Senate…..

Democrats were again reminded on Monday that Republicans will continue to obstruct legislation until the filibuster is reformed.

“Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday indicated he will not support attempts to tighten federal gun laws in the wake of recent back-to-back mass shootings, although he’s open to working with his colleagues on improving background check technology,” The Salt Lake Tribune reported after the Republican met with the newspaper’s editorial board.

“I made that commitment when I ran for office, and I intend to honor that commitment. So I will not be voting for new federal legislation related to guns and leave to the Legislature of Utah, closest to our people, any decisions they have in that regard,” Romney said.

“Some senators have said they see a potential open door for legislation expanding background checks in the aftermath of a pair of mass shootings, one killing eight people at several Georgia massage parlors and the other killing 10 at a Colorado supermarket. The two shootings occurred less than a week apart,” the newspaper reported. “But the Democratic lawmakers who are pushing for broader background checks need help from at least a few Republican senators to move the proposal forward. And despite his willingness to work across the aisle on certain issues, Romney has made clear he’s not behind federal gun control efforts advanced by Democrats.”

Read the full report.

A majority want sensible gun reform and yet he will not support it.

Who does this slug truly represent?

Like I said COWARDS!

Who do these people work for?

Certainly not the people of this nation.

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

 

Crime And Punishment

Of course you have heard about the Georgia state representative that was arrested and charged of “knocking while black”……she has been charged with 2 felonies……

Personally I do not think she will be convicted because the charges will be dropped because of the outrage from the people…..but I could be mistaken…..

Speaking of not doing any time……

Most of the 06 January insurrectionists may not serve any time at all…..

A POLITICO analysis of the Capitol riot-related cases shows that almost a quarter of the more than 230 defendants formally and publicly charged so far face only misdemeanors. Dozens of those arrested are awaiting formal charges, even as new cases are being unsealed nearly every day.

In recent days, judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys have all indicated that they expect few of these “MAGA tourists” to face harsh sentences.

There are two main reasons: Although prosecutors have loaded up their charging documents with language about the existential threat of the insurrection to the republic, the actions of many of the individual rioters often boiled down to trespassing. And judges have wrestled with how aggressively to lump those cases in with those of the more sinister suspects.

“My bet is a lot of these cases will get resolved and probably without prison time or jail time,” said Erica Hashimoto, a former federal public defender who is now a law professor at Georgetown. “One of the core values of this country is that we can protest if we disagree with our government. Of course, some protests involve criminal acts, but as long as the people who are trying to express their view do not engage in violence, misdemeanors may be more appropriate than felonies.”

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/30/jan-6-capitol-riot-jail-time-478440

Really?

Knocking on a door is felony material and charging and breaching a police line that causes injury, destruction and death is a misdemeanor….participating in an insurrection is a misdemeanor?

Let me reiterate…..a black woman knocking on a door is charged with felonies and a pack of overweight in-bred whites join an insurrection could be charged with misdemeanors.

One was black the others are white……thinking about that!

And they say justice is blind….sounds more like bigotry to me.

Since Gitmo is available…I say send them all the insurrectionists there and let them think about the stupidity they were involved in.

There is NO way any participant should get a “get out of jail free card” for insurrection.  PERIOD!

As I have stated many times but it bears repeating….in my younger days I was a far Leftist and in no way did that sort of insurrection enter our minds…..and yet we are painted as ‘hating democracy’….

You tell me who is the bigger threat to democracy…..a bunch that is looking to the people and their best interests or a group that blindly follows some orange tinged megalomaniac?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Sex And The Freedom Caucus

Since in inception the Freedom Caucus has shown to be anything but a good spokesman for Freedom.

It seems that sexual abuse is around for two of the most vocal members of the Caucus….

First there is Jim (Gym) Jordan and the allegations that he looked the other way during sexual abuse on the OSU wrestling team while Jordan was a coach.

A former Ohio State wrestler has accused Rep. Jim Jordan — one of the most powerful conservatives in Congress — of knowingly ignoring sexual abuse allegations while Jordan was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

In April, Ohio State announced it was opening an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against its former wrestling team physician, Dr. Richard Strauss. 

Strauss, who served as the team’s doctor from the mid-1970s to the late 1990s, died in 2005. Jordan, an Ohio Republican first elected to the House in 2006, worked as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State from 1987 until 1995.

Jordan has been contacted by officials investigating the abuse allegations but he has not yet responded, according to a spokeswoman for the law firm representing Ohio State.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/03/jim-jordan-accused-ignoring-sexual-abuse-allegations-ohio-state/754455002/

Now Jordan’s buddy and co-member of the Freedom Caucus, Matt Gaetz has been cited in a sex trafficking case……and of course there is a good excuse…..

Rep. Matt Gaetz has confirmed that he is under federal investigation for “sexual conduct with women”—but he says the allegations “are as searing as they are false.” The conservative Florida Republican confirmed the investigation to Axios hours after the New York Times reported that investigators are looking into whether the 38-year-old had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and violated sex-trafficking laws by paying for her to travel with him. Sources told the Times that the Justice Department investigation was opened during the final months of the Trump administration. The sources said the Gaetz investigation was connected to the investigation of Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida who was indicted last year on charges including sex trafficking of a child.

“I have a suspicion that someone is trying to recategorize my generosity to ex-girlfriends as something more untoward,” Gaetz tells the Times. Gaetz, who has not been charged, tells Axios that the allegations are part of “an extortion effort against my family for $25 million.” He says there are “people at the Department of Justice who are trying to criminalize my sexual conduct, you know when I was a single guy.” He announced his engagement in December. Gaetz says he definitely “provided” for women he dated and paid for flights and hotel rooms, but he is “absolutely confident” none of them were underage. Earlier Tuesday, Axios reported that sources said Gaetz, who was first elected to the House in 2016, was considering leaving Congress before the next election to take a job at Newsmax.

Like all good cowards….he will run for cover in the conspiracy world of NewsMax.

Finally, what fresh Hell is hiding in the membership of the Freedom Caucus?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”