The USA is Burning

As the blogmaster is typing he is witnessing a scene in the US Capitol akin to what is associated in countries often described as banana republics. It is impossible to find the words to accurately describe events which have caused the ceremonial event of the Electoral College to be suspended as members scatter to preserve life and limb.

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  • The difference is the 60 million plus has become 75 million plus and is growing!!

    Trump taught the Republicans how to fight and more importantly when to fight.

    If you like, Trump follows on from Regan.

    He is perhaps 5X stronger.

    Whoever follows on from him if not he himself is going to be 10X stronger.

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  • Trump has forced the left into the open and exposed the weaker vessels in his own party.

    He, or whoever follows him will have a turkey shoot!!

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  • @ Quaker John

    Here you go again prevaricating, dancing around the issues and misinterpreting or misunderstanding what is being said. If Trump’s 75m supporters continue without him and give their backing to a new Messiah, then that is what is normally called Trumpism without Trump. It is like Marxism without Marx.
    I am sure you understand. I have never met a Bajan who did not understand basic reasoning.

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  • John January 19, 2021 8:37 AM #: “I see you are learning to count, my time has not been wasted. Now, all you need to do is to realise that in 2 days there will in all probability be impeachment articles filed on Biden in the House.… and there is alot of information declassified!!”

    You’ve actually wasted your time. Learnt to count from watching ‘Sesame Street.’

    I’m not as knowledgeable as you are on the subject of U.S politics, so, bear with me for a few minutes.

    Based on what I’ve read, the impeachment process begins in the House of Representatives, where any member may make a suggestion to launch an impeachment proceeding. It is then up to the speaker of the House, as leader of the majority party, to determine whether or not to proceed with an inquiry into the alleged wrongdoing. The vote requires a simple majority vote, which is 50% plus one (218), after which the president is impeached.

    If you examined the votes that were cast in the House for Trump’s 2nd impeachment, at total of 232 (222 Democrats and 10 Republicans) voted in favour of, while 197 Republicans only, voted against. I understand 4 Republicans did not or were unable to vote.

    Let’s assume, according to you, impeachment articles are filed on Biden in the House 2 days after he officially becomes president.

    Assuming House members will obviously vote along party lines, if you totaled the Republican votes, 197+10+4 = 211. Biden will start with 222 votes, which is more than the 218 needed to initiate the impeachment process. What you have to hope for, is a few Democrats siding with the Republicans.
    But, Biden is the new president and what are the chances of Democrats jeopardizing his tenure even before it actually begins?

    However, knowing you, you will want to present outrageous, hypothetical ‘what-if’ scenarios to convince yourself, and probably Critical Analyzer, the Democratic will vote to impeach Biden.

    Let’s say for ‘argument’s sake,’ the process goes to the Senate. I’m sure you’re aware that after 12 noon, January 20, the Democrats will officially have the Senate majority and control both the executive and legislative branches for the first time since 2011. And, remember, with all the information available relative to the Trump’s first impeachment, a Republican controlled Senate acquitted him.

    I’ve also noticed that you and Critical Analyzer have been ‘making a song and dance’ about Trump declassifying information.

    What he should do is DECLASSIFY ALL the INFORMATION relating to the phone call between him and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019, during which it was alleged he wanted to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. presidential election to help his re-election bid, by influencing the Ukraine into investigating Biden.

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  • Hal AustinJanuary 19, 2021 11:00 AM

    @ Quaker John

    Here you go again prevaricating, dancing around the issues and misinterpreting or misunderstanding what is being said. If Trump’s 75m supporters continue without him and give their backing to a new Messiah, then that is what is normally called Trumpism without Trump. It is like Marxism without Marx.

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    No comparison!!

    Marx brought new theories.

    The USSR which was founded on Marxism is no more, Regan destroyed it!!

    Marxism did not however die … China!!

    Trump has exposed China as the enemy of the west.

    He, or whoever follows him has a job to do!!

    It isn’t going to be long.

    China is inherently unstable just as the USSR was.

    Trump hasn’t brought any new theories, he is using tried and tested foundational principles.

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  • America is divided into two unequal parts.

    One part bases its existence on the tried and tested foundational principles of the Nation.

    Trump and the 75 million plus and growing are part of this.

    The opposition is a minority as evidenced by the fraudulent elections and phantoms and zombies.

    The only group of people identifiable with the opposition is ANTIFA/BLM.

    They are in a minority and are weak.

    As one part grows stronger the other part must grow weaker, or try by any means available to stop the growth in strength of the other.

    There won’t be a civil war because as Buddy Brown says that would mean two equal adversaries need to be present.

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  • This morning Psycho Joe Scarborough nearly fell out of his chair laughing at the various moving dates that fools like John Knox have seen come and go.

    He called it the “POLITICAL RAPTURE”. America’s biggest fools looking up in the sky waiting for some Kraken to come and take them to an alternative universe where that big, ugly, diseased pig will rule forever and they will keep their knees on the necks of black people while nonchalanting looking into the cameras with a smile on their faces and their hands in their pockets.

    But after the Trumpet sounded no Kraken appeared. Not on December 8th nor on December 14th, not on January 6th. Not on any of the other dates the fools gazed into the sky singing, “Come thou long expected Kraken!”

    Not on the dates the elections results were supposed to be rejected in “contested states”. The election results were duly certified in every state. Not on the date when the certified election results were supposed to be disregarded . The certified election results were accepted and electoral college votes were duly cast for Joe Biden. Not on the day the electoral college votes were supposed to be set aside. They were duly counted and Joe Biden was declared the winner.

    No contingent election! No NOTHING!

    Now the date is January 21st. Some impeachment filing that does not have the numbers to move it.

    “MALARKEY!”

    As Artax reminded, in the movie CLASH OF THE TITANS, the Kraken was turned to stone just as soon as it arrived on the scene.

    So the poor fools got one thing right – the name of their champion fits perfectly!

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Artax, kudos you took some time to detail the absolute fantastical BS representative Greene (and all those like @John) are proposing re a Biden impeachment.

    This has been reasoned to him previously but he simply repeats right wing verbiage as if that alone makes it valid.

    The impeachment is a NONSENSE … and as you note quite obviously there will be Republicans who will vote AGAINST the resolution as it makes NO SENSE at this point.

    Oh, we need not despair…. for every declassified item from DJT there will be 2 more in next several months that will blow us away. You speak of the Ukraine call but wait until we get the full gist of how Giuliani was parading over there and assaulting US policy to get ambassadors fired (based on lies) and so on!

    Then there is the malfeasance Grenfell carried out during his stint as DNI and much, much more …

    It was VITALLY important that Dems won as they did in order to get full investigatory insight … people like John and CA are going to rue their constant refrain about “declassifying”.

    By mid year I can forsee that they will be on these pages berating Biden for too much prying and investigation of the Trump bayou!

    @John, its distressing when people like you take verbal flight and spread your illogic far and wide.

    It’s fallacious BS to argue that “Trump came and found 60 million plus who believed in MAGA, Drain the Swamp, Build the wall.[…] He merely articulated the principles… That number has grown to 75 million plus in 4 years.”

    By that SAME reasoning the voice of reason and dismissal of LIES and NEW CESSPOOLS has grown from 65 million to 80 million.

    So let’s accept that the deep divide of US (and world politics) has NOT gone to your side … ABSOLUTELY NOT.

    Logic doesnt take sides guy … its solid or its BS.

    I gone.

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  • John Knox said polls mean nothing but just last week he posted that the Gall Up poll had declared Donald Trump the most admired man of 2020.

    Sooo…the Gall Up poll just came in with the same Donald Trump with an approval rating of 34% – the lowest of any president in history!

    Those figures represent the hardcore racists ONLY. We always gave him them. They are immovable.

    That darn insurrection! Shucks!

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  • Oh dear, what will Major General Knavs do now? Join a sewing club? Hopefully the waiters and groundsmen at Mare a Leggo are strong lads.

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  • @ Quaker John

    Am I wrong in assuming that Marx drew on a long line of thinkers before him, including Hegel? Did Marx bring a new theory, or a new interpretation? Is Marxist philosophy and economics still taught in our universities?
    Did Reaganism draw on any existing theories?

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  • @ John January 19, 2021 11:50 AM
    “There won’t be a civil war because as Buddy Brown says that would mean two equal adversaries need to be present.”
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    What kind of ‘fallaciously specious’ reasoning is that to justify the fall of your idol from grace and political defeat?

    It is precisely because of perceived weaknesses (or inequalities) in the adversary that wars are started by jingoistic parties.

    Why initiate action in a ‘zero-sum game’ call war when there is the ‘greater’ probability of losing?

    Why do you think America under a jingoistic Trump regime would think much more than twice before militarily attacking China (or even North Korea) but would merely revert to a war of words even if behind the veil of big-stick diplomacy disguised as a war over ‘free’ trade?

    Why do you think America would never wage war against countries possessing nuclear weapons?

    Why do you think Pakistan would never attack India under any cloak of ‘religious’ jihad?

    The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour was indeed an outlier in the history of military conflict. So too was 9/11.

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  • So Hal

    You got it yet?

    The 75 million and growing of which Trump happens to be a member is the old order, steeped in tried and tested foundational principles.

    ANTIFA/BLM, the Democrats and the Media are the Marxists seeking to overthrow the established order.

    They are in a minority but used their propaganda arm, the media as a fog horn.

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  • Just a matter of time now.

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  • @Quaker John

    I have worked out that a lot of your posts are just meant to tease; but a lot of it exposes your critical limitations. As I have said before, you are not as bright as you think you are, which is fine. None of us as as clever as we think we are.
    What worries me is the criteria on which a 19 yr old obtains a Barbados Scholarship. How do you define aa Marxist? Can one become a Marxist by accident? Plse give three defining features of Marxism.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    BTW @John, the indicators that DJT is the most awesome bayou (special flavor of swamp) creature is clear based on the evidence of WHO is pardoned and HOW he pardoned them; how he has installed his own “deep state” cronies into the US civil service (like that lawyer at NSA @David referenced ) and more.

    Your boy pardoned the governor of Illinois, Blogoavich(?) and is considering the same for Shelly Silver from NY (former speaker)… both these guys were convicted for taking bribes for political favors… and how did they get THEIR pardons ..by allegedly bribing DJT middlemen!

    What a sweet swamp he created !

    Lata.

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  • de pedantic DribblerJanuary 19, 2021 1:08 PM

    With the post election scam money collected form idiotic supports, they say about $200million, plus this pardon money, he may have enough to pay Deutsche Bank what he owes.

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  • How do you define aa Marxist? Can one become a Marxist by accident? Plse give three defining features of Marxism.

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    Ask BLM/ANTIFA who admit to be trained in Marxism!!

    I know little of it, not worth the effort to learn!!

    Like reading Mein Kampf … not worth the effort.

    Everywhere it has been tried it has failed that’s all I need to know, the Barbados Scholarship is unnecessary!!

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  • … but of course, it helps!!

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  • … keeps me from wasting time investigating Marxism!!

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  • A pro-Trump rioter suspected of stealing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s laptop during the U.S. Capitol attack has been arrested after the FBI received a tip that she might be trying to sell the computer to Russia. Riley June Williams, 22, of Harrisburg, Pa., turned herself in to authorities in her home state on Monday, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

    Source: globalnews.ca

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  • @ Quaker John

    The mention of the Barbados Scholarship was not meant to take a dig, to to query the criteria for the selection of the brightest and best after a 6th form education. If it seems like a shot under the belt, my apologies.
    As to your Marxism, clearly as you admit you have no understanding of |Marx’s writings. It is all received wisdom.Learning by rote.

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  • @John

    Continuing the count down

    T-23 (hours)

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  • Uh-oh! Mitch McConnell says on Senate floor that the rioters were “fed lies and provoked by President Trump”.

    That goes into the record of the Senate.

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  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday pointedly blamed President Trump for having “provoked” the violent mob that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

    His remarks on the Senate floor came shortly before President-elect Joe Biden was scheduled to head to Washington after a farewell event in Wilmington, Del., where he has been conducting his transition. On the final full day of his White House tenure, President Trump is expected to release a video and could issue scores of pardons.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/19/inauguration-biden-trump-live-updates/

    So, after McConnell rake Trump over the coals is he going to call him a RINO too? McConnell is trying to distance the Republican Party from Trump.

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  • Hal

    Here’s is an article that might help you.

    I have to admit I really have not read the whole thing nor thought about it!!

    https://www.msn.com/en-xl/northamerica/top-stories/from-the-border-to-the-federal-bench-to-raging-political-divisions-how-donald-trump-s-tenure-has-changed-america/ar-BB1cSHGx?ocid=msedgdhp

    “WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s time in the White House will come to an end Wednesday, but his influence – for better or worse – will continue to shape politics in Washington and the rest of the nation far beyond his four years in office.”

    So if you like to call what’s contained in the article “Trumpism” then it seems its author reckons it will continue beyond the four years he spent in office.

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  • Hal AustinJanuary 19, 2021 2:02 PM

    @ Quaker John

    The mention of the Barbados Scholarship was not meant to take a dig, to to query the criteria for the selection of the brightest and best after a 6th form education. If it seems like a shot under the belt, my apologies.

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    Not at all Hal.

    I like the digs!!

    I enjoy learning from them.

    Never sought out the Barbados Scholarship, it came to me.

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  • There is only one realisation I gained from the award.

    I realised that if I worked hard and did my best there will be associated fruits!!

    Concentrate on the task at hand, not the fruits.

    But it never changed my attitude … work hard and do your best, let the chips fall where they may!!

    Just a little wisdom I acquired and have always shared freely!!

    It was real easy and I was always amazed at why others did not realise it.

    But I figured that out too, after a while teaching at UWI years after!!

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  • Donna January 19, 2021 12:48 PM #: “John Knox said polls mean nothing but just last week he posted that the Gall Up poll had declared Donald Trump the most admired man of 2020.”

    @ Donna

    You know I’ve ‘said’ on several occasions John is ‘purposely provocative.’

    I’m sure you would’ve noticed whenever anyone presents another perspective of a point he brings, rather than defend it, he’ll quickly move on to another point.

    And, if you challenge or ask him any questions relating to any of his contributions, he usually creates his own questions and answers them accordingly. He would also focus his attention primarily on areas of the topic with which he feels comfortable.

    At least, he’s consistently wrong.

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  • Let’s hope Joe Biden keeps his word, he did say he’ll reverse much of the racial damage to African people in the US that he himself on hindsight said he is responsible for….we will see..

    King’s daughter was not playing, don’t try to soft soap King’s descendants with utter shit.

    “HuffPost
    Trump Administration’s ‘1776 Report’ Justifies Slavery, Three-Fifths Compromise

    POLITICS 01/18/2021 08:30 pm ET
    Trump Administration’s ‘1776 Report’ Justifies Slavery, Three-Fifths Compromise
    The report excuses America’s founders for owning slaves and defends the racist Three-Fifths Compromise as necessary to form a “durable union.”
    By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, only two days before President Donald Trump leaves office, the Trump administration released a report from its “1776 Commission” that excuses slavery, justifies the racist Three-fifths Compromise and rails against socialism and “identity politics.”

    The “1776 Commission” — formed by Trump in September in direct response to The New York Times’ 1619 Project on America’s deep roots in slavery and racial injustice — released a report Monday that was meant to provide a “definitive chronicle of the American founding.”

    The 45-page report reads in places like a right-wing manifesto: It makes excuses for slavery and the Three-fifths Compromise that declared slaves counted as less than full humans. It decries socialism and “identity politics,” celebrates the right to bear arms and calls the anti-abortion movement one of the nation’s “great reforms.”

    The report notably defends the country’s Founding Fathers, who owned slaves, arguing that slavery was not “a uniquely American evil” and urging that “the institution be seen in a much broader perspective.”

    The report goes on to justify the Three-fifths Compromise — in which white lawmakers from Northern and Southern states in 1787 agreed to count Black people as three-fifths of a person for congressional representation — saying that this was “just that: compromises,” and that, “as a question of practical politics, no durable union could have been formed without a compromise among the states on the issue of slavery.”

    Historian and slavery scholar Daina Ramey Berry said the report “advocates teaching a narrow ‘patriotic’ history” of America and aims to “muzzle those who seek to teach a full and accurate history of America, including journalists of The New York Times’ 1619 Project.”

    “From a historian’s vantage point, the report cannot be taken as a solid piece of historical work: It seeks to justify slavery and its damaging aftermath in order to indoctrinate yet another generation of American students,” Ramey Berry, chair of the history department at the University of Texas at Austin, told HuffPost.

    “The last four years, underscored by the last few weeks, have demonstrated how fragile our embrace of truth can be and the consequences of purposeful disinformation,” she added.

    So this Commission releases a report on #MLKDay2021 says that educating us that many of our Founding Fathers enslaved human beings is MORE damaging than THE FACT that many of the Founders enslaved human beings #TrumpLogic

    #1DAY17HOURS02MINUTES until the most racist POTUS in the https://t.co/ITsvttQ92a

    — Peter Groff (@petercgroff) January 19, 2021
    The Trump commission’s report says that the current political divisions among Americans “call to mind” those “between the Confederate and Union forces in the Civil War” — a war that was fought over slavery. It goes on to tout the right to bear arms, saying “an armed people is a people capable of defending their liberty no less than their lives and is the last, desperate check against the worst tyranny.”

    Earlier this month, Trump incited an armed mob of his supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol, where lawmakers were voting to certify the results of the presidential election, which Trump lost and yet repeatedly lied about it being fraudulent. A week later, the Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump for inciting an insurrection — making him the only president to ever be impeached twice.

    Trump’s 1776 Commission report, which includes several photos of Martin Luther King Jr., criticizes affirmative action, calling it “preferential treatment,” and says today’s “identity politics” are “the opposite of King’s hope that his children would ‘live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin.’”

    Just days earlier, Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., shared a clip of the civil rights icon on Twitter in which King skewers America for freeing Black slaves in 1863, then giving them no land or resources to get started on, all while giving away land to white settlers.

    “When white Americans tell the Negro to lift himself by his own bootstraps, they don’t look over the legacy of slavery and segregation,” King says in the clip. “It’s a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”

    The Trump commission’s report also rails against socialism as leading people down a “dangerous path” of wealth redistribution and cites “anti-Communism” and “the Pro-Life Movement” — or anti-abortion movement — as some of the “great reforms” of the country’s history.

    It concludes that universities are “hotbeds of anti-Americanism, libel and censorship,” and warns against any teaching that “shames Americans by highlighting only the sins of their ancestors and teaches claims of systemic racism.” It also recommends K-12 schools “reject any curriculum” that demeans “America’s heritage.”

    The administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who take office on Wednesday — when Harris becomes the first Black, first Asian American and first female vice president — will likely do nothing with the report. The incoming administration has repeatedly committed to “root out systemic racism.”

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  • @ Quaker John

    I fully understand. Living in a society which puts higher demands on black people, especially in the liberal occupations, I always adopted a deliberate policy of preparing myself for positions.

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  • ArtaxJanuary 19, 2021 2:38 PM

    Donna January 19, 2021 12:48 PM #: “John Knox said polls mean nothing but just last week he posted that the Gall Up poll had declared Donald Trump the most admired man of 2020.”

    @ Donna

    You know I’ve ‘said’ on several occasions John is ‘purposely provocative.’

    I’m sure you would’ve noticed whenever anyone presents another perspective of a point he brings, rather than defend it, he’ll quickly move on to another point.

    And, if you challenge or ask him any questions relating to any of his contributions, he usually creates his own questions and answers them accordingly. He would also focus his attention primarily on areas of the topic with which he feels comfortable.

    At least, he’s consistently wrong.

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    … but look at the amusement I’ve had … two idiots!!!!!

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  • A Roots and culture perspective that most can identify with….nearly 20 years ago i did a course that dictated that the US Constitution must be read and digested, was shocked to see the 3/5 human law related to African people, was even more shocked to find out last year that it still exists in the Constitution 20 years later and never moved, the shock was less when i learned in 2012 that Mississippi still had slavery on its statute books as legal and only ratified the abolition in 2013.

    “Trump Administration Releases 1776 Commission Report on MLK Day. Spoiler Alert: It’s Racist AF
    Zack Linly
    Today 11:30AM

    On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I wrote a piece that celebrates King’s legacy and highlights the work that still needs to be done around racial justice and equality. Other writers did the same because that’s generally what writers do to commemorate the holiday—unless you’re a writer for the Trump administration.

    It’s clear that President-reject Donald Trump intends to use his presidential platform to promote unabashed white nationalism until his very last day in office. We already knew this, but to solidify that white supremacist legacy—his only real legacy as president and in general—his administration chose MLK Day to release a report from its 1776 Commission. Surprising to nobody Black, the newly released report excuses slavery and the Three-Fifths Compromise as necessary to make America great the first time around.

    For those who aren’t familiar with the 1776 Commission, it’s Trump’s ode to white fragility, which he announced last September as a response to Nikole Hannah-Jones’ The 1619 Project, which was published in the New York Times in 2019 and earned her a Pulitzer Prize for her lead essay. The 1619 Project was praised by many historians but decried by white conservatives who got their star-spangled pantaloons all in a bunch over a Black journalist presenting a version of American history that didn’t center whiteness.

    “For 400 years, we have been told that black people are a problem. We are indoctrinated into this…

    Trump—your favorite neo-Nazi’s favorite neo-Nazi—got so full of his own Tang-flavored white tears that he threatened to withhold funding from any institution of learning that included the project in its curriculum, all while pushing his love letter to white power as curricula for schools across the nation, because, for whatever reason, he didn’t think the version of American history already taught in schools was white-centric enough.

    So the 1776 Commission report for racists who think The Birth of a Nation gets a bad rap and is actually great American cinema is 45 pages long. (I can’t help but think that releasing 45 pages of white supremacy is an intentional way of celebrating the 45th president.) You’re welcome to read the whole thing on your own time—you’re also welcome to glue your eyeballs to a radiator and crank the heat up until the nob breaks off—but I’m going to give you the highlights starting with the commission’s thoughts on slavery.

    From the report:

    The most common charge levelled against the founders, and hence against our country itself, is that they were hypocrites who didn’t believe in their stated principles, and therefore the country they built rests on a lie. This charge is untrue, and has done enormous damage, especially in recent years, with a devastating effect on our civic unity and social fabric. Many Americans labor under the illusion that slavery was somehow a uniquely American evil. It is essential to insist at the outset that the institution be seen in a much broader perspective. It is very hard for people brought up in the comforts of modern America, in a time in which the idea that all human beings have inviolable rights and inherent dignity is almost taken for granted, to imagine the cruelties and enormities that were endemic in earlier times. But the unfortunate fact is that the institution of slavery has been more the rule than the exception throughout human history.

    I know what you’re thinking: Those were a lot of words just to say, “Oh come on, everybody does the slavery thing!” The segment of the report for people who are running out of closet space for their growing noose collection goes on to talk about how some Founding Fathers owned slaves, but it’s cool because they also publicly denounced slavery. Obviously, it’s OK for me to let my dog shit on everyone’s lawn as long as I take a pro-pooper-scooper stance while doing it. Seriously, the report talked about how George Washington owned slaves but came to dislike slavery later in life and had freed all of his slaves by the time he died—as if he’s honorable for not taking his slaves with him to the afterlife because, shit, somebody has to pick his cotton in Hell.

    The report goes on to justify the Three-fifths Compromise—a standard that lawmakers agreed on in 1787 that basically said Black people are human beings, but only a little bit—by stating that “as a question of practical politics, no durable union could have been formed without a compromise among the states on the issue of slavery.” In other words: Millions of Black humans suffering bondage, torture, indignity and severance from family and ancestry was a small price to pay for American whiteness greatness.

    It’s a report that decries progressivism and identity politics while making the case that America should be praised for ending the very thing it allowed to exist for roughly 250 years and followed with another 100 years (at least) of legal second-class citizenship for Black people. It’s racist trash just like the soon-to-be ousted president that spawned it.

    Zack Linly is a poet, performer, freelance writer, blogger…”

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  • Hal

    You might find this helpful!!

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  • Oh well, the 1898 chant of “get them nig*as” has turned into the 2021 chant of get them traitors…what a difference 200 years make.

    “The Associated Press reports that, as a result of the FBI screening, two National Guard members are being removed from the security team due to their alleged ties to far-right militia groups. The Guard members weren’t found to have taken part in planning an attack against Biden or his inauguration, but since defense officials appear to be rightfully taking a no-risk-whatsoever approach to securing the Capitol, the guards’ possible connection to white nationalism was enough to boot them from the mission.”

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  • Every sheeple, blue black or white who listens to dumbass politicians should be arrested and kept isolated from civil society…time to round up these brainless jackasses.

    “A Texas man, arrested for allegedly being part of the riotous mob that attacked the US Capitol building on 6 January, also threatened to shoot his children if they turned him in, according to the FBI.

    Guy Reffitt, 48, a licensed driver from Wylie, Texas, is one of the latest additions to the list of people booked for the Capitol violence. He was arrested on Saturday by the FBI and is charged with unlawful entry, for being in the US Capitol, and obstruction of justice, for threatening his family to prevent them from talking to the police.

    The affidavit by FBI also mentioned that Mr Reffitt has ties to the militia extremist group “Texas Freedom Force” and two firearms were recovered from his place at the time of his arrest.

    The father of two allegedly told his family that he brought a gun to DC during the Capitol riots. The son, according to the affidavit, told the FBI that his father said he went to the Capitol to “protect the country”. He also said Mr Reffitt used “we” — hinting that he had a team along with him — “stormed the Capitol.”

    Mr Reffitt’s children allegedly were “disturbed” by his “extreme” statements. When they expressed alarm, he allegedly told them that “if you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors…traitors get shot.”

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  • Here’s what incitement to riot looks like!!

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  • Oh no you don’t! I knew you would come with that.

    Now that you have been proven wrong you want to pretend you do not believe what you wrote.

    Nice try but no cigar!

    Long time I wondered if you could really be that stupid but I have checked your posts from way way back. You have slavishly followed the racist right wing agenda for many years before Trump! Nobody who did not believe it would have been able to stomach the shit you listen to. I tried but almost puked. But you lapped it up and enjoyed it!

    The idiot is you. It always has been.

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  • And either way, if that is what you call fun then you are still one sick, demented soul!

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  • Critical Analyzer

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  • So, are you over your rant now?

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  • In the eve of the Inauguration at a ceremony to mark the 400k lives list to Covid 19 we witnessed a Black Archbishop, Black nurse and Black world class singer.

    #wow

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  • We may witness more than that, 2021 is shaping up really early…hope the dumb yardfowls will offer to do some time for their idol…starting with GP..

    “The Economist

    Some of the felonies for which Mr Trump is being investigated carry penalties of up to 25 years

    Peril ahead
    Donald Trump faces an array of legal trouble when he leaves office
    His presidential immunity runs out on January 20th”

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  • Any volunteers???

    black John will claim mental illness and brain damage and everything to stay out of prison…so GP might be on his own.

    can’t wait for the yardfowls in Barbados day to come….every fowl has one.

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  • DonnaJanuary 19, 2021 4:59 PM

    Oh no you don’t! I knew you would come with that.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    A self confessed idiot!!

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  • Anybody know if the DNI report is out?

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  • So…you have confessed???

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  • Now I am having fun watching you try to wriggle out of your right wing looney snake skin!

    You started to wriggle a few weeks ago when you added the “if I am right” clause.

    I put it in Bajan lingo – yuh backing back!

    That is when you began to realise your folly. Take heart! Some have not got it yet! You are not the most foolish of the fools! Some are still under the spell.

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  • Does Trump have a Get Out of Jail Free Card
    or is his ass busted figuratively and literally
    Yanks do things quick in a New York Stylee
    Charges Vs Trump could be made Thursday – Friday cob.

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  • @David

    In the eve of the Inauguration at a ceremony to mark the 400k lives list to Covid 19 we witnessed a Black Archbishop, Black nurse and Black world class singer
    +++++++++++++++
    Yuh gotta give jack e jacket, the Archbishop is actually a Cardinal i.e. Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the first African American Cardinal who was elevated to the rank in November 2020.

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  • John January 19, 2021 3:06 PM #: “… but look at the amusement I’ve had … two idiots!!!!!”

    Hmmmm…….

    When you mentioned “two idiots,” everyone one in this forum knows besides you, there is one other regular contributor who is obsessed with Donald Trump, even to the point of absurdity.

    We immediately recognised you’re ‘idiot #1.’ Since we haven’t ‘seen’ the other individual for a while, I believe it was improper and presumptuous of you to have spoken on her behalf.

    It’s pathetic that a so called island scholar who was moved to outbursts of flippancy, is now faced with concocting stories of amusement to explain the obvious incongruity of his actions.

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  • Wondering what Rabbit will be saying tomorrow.

    Dat not Biden, dat is trimp

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Dub555, what’s the rush … give the people some time to catch a breath. and … citizen DJT time to muse as just a regular “pussy grabber” again.

    He is going to get hit so hard with the legal lashes that we all need a bit of a break! 😂

    More importantly tho we need to give POTUS Biden some space to get HIS breath … he and team are deep in Trumpish dodo and need to get the nation’s and their attention refocused momentarily.

    Let the idiot marinate for a while yet!

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  • Seems fun can done!!

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  • [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell denounced Donald Trump Tuesday, saying that the president was responsible for ‘provoking’ the MAGA mob who stormed the Capitol and murdered a police officer. ‘The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,’ the majority leader said on the Senate floor. ‘They tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like,’ McConnell continued. ‘But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation.’

    Source: dailymail.co.uk

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  • 25,000 National Guards men deployed in Washington.

    One problem!!!!

    Most are white and there may be a chance they are White Supremacists.

    So each and every one needs to be vetted.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/17/fbi-vet-25-k-national-guard-troops-joe-biden-inauguration/4201117001/

    The Democrats must be afraid of the military taking over.

    What a bunch of clowns.

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  • The idiots can’t trust the very people sworn to uphold the Constitution!!

    Guess after their declared intention to defund the police they can’t trust them either.

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  • Sarge

    Looks like the “Never Trumpers” at the Lincoln Project you seem to love and quote have contracted the Democrat disease!

    https://nypost.com/2021/01/16/lincoln-project-co-founder-john-weaver-exits-after-sexting-young-men-report/

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  • And he’s back! More pretzel logic!

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  • The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty. The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government, which they did not like.

    But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation — not even for one night. We certified the people’s choice for their 46th president. Tomorrow, Vice President-elect [Kamala D.] Harris and President-elect [Joe] Biden will be sworn in. We’ll have a safe and successful inaugural right here on the west front of the Capitol.
    +++++++++++
    On Donald Trump’s last full day as president, Mitch McConnell called him a liar, but we all knew that

    T-14 (hours)

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  • @John

    Thanks for reminding me

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  • O’Biden will soon have to break out the O’bama cages.

    Migrant caravan forming and clashing with security forces in Guatemala.

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  • Sarge

    That is an old one!!

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  • Looks like it might be true after all, Mitch and the wife do have links to China!!

    Check Peter Schweizer!!

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  • Looks like Biden hiring a private security firm in case the white supremacists in the 25,000 strong National Guard get ideas!!

    … and it is supposed to be a virtual inauguration!!

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/12/16/biden-inauguration-security-company-contract-services-checkmate-expensive/

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  • Up to six days ago Facebook and Twitter had lost $51 billion in value from de-platforming Trump!!

    https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/facebook-twitter-stock-price-trump-ban-capitol-riots-twtr-fb-2021-1-1029965338

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  • Is this true?

    I don’t use Facebook so really don’t know.

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  • JohnJanuary 19, 2021 11:22 PM

    Looks like it might be true after all, Mitch and the wife do have links to China!!

    Check Peter Schweizer!!

    +++++++++++++++++++

    Then again, Mitch might just be suckering the Democrats into a Senate Trial which would involve the taking of evidence.

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  • You dont have a good book to read or something?

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  • I notice the allegations remain unproven!!

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  • Nine or ten posts on Trump in one day. Jeez.

    John, No one cares. He no longer holds the office of President.

    Melons could give Bannon a h job in the carpark of Mar El Lego for anyone cares.

    Done with the topic.

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  • FACTS MATTER !

    #bestPresidentinmylifetime
    #nowarmonger
    #inyourfacedevil
    #willtheyeverlearn
    #givethemwhattheyaskfor

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  • And 400,000 dead as a result of Covid 19. More than in any war.

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  • Seven (7) hours before Biden’s inauguration.

    Trump is leaving the White House with an approval rating of 34%.

    Yeah, Ladybug……….. the BEST president in your life time.

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  • The darkness is lifting. Soon the world’s most powerful seat will no longer be filled by an evil lunatic.

    All may not be well but it will be better.

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  • Pardoned the crook who robbed his airheaded supporters….lol…a bunch of grifters the whole lot, a bunch of idiot yardfowls for supporters….many of whom are going to jail….did he even pardon any of them….

    Maybe the laws don’t allow him to pardon himself, maybe the courts have to decide, still reading the article.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-trump-pardons-final-hours-20210120-sijvl4yxqncmjowsuhwjgmkhei-story.html#nt=pf-double%20chain~top-version1~flex%20feature~curated~trump-140a~SIJVL4YXQNCMJOWSUHWJGMKHEI~1~3~1~7~art%20yes

    “President Trump pardoned Steve Bannon, his disgraced former chief strategist, as part of an 11th-hour clemency spree early Wednesday that also covered a Republican Party mega-donor and a couple of controversial rappers — but no one named Trump was in the mix despite talks of get-out-of-jail-free cards for several members of the first family.”

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  • So this is why, damned if he does, still liable to go to prison if he don’t…catch 22….🤣🤣

    “But Trump’s interest in keeping the pardons in the family apparently fizzled after the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, with advisers warning him that attempts at self-clemency would amount to an admission that he incited the riot with his inflammatory attempts to overturn Biden’s election.

    Still, Trump technically has until noon Wednesday to issue more pardons if he wants, and the soon-to-be ex-president is known to be unpredictable.

    Also not on the list was Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney.”.

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  • Dee Word Up
    There are a plethora of charges to be laid against the orange fiend that were in hold, waiting for the change of status to discharge 45th PotUS protective shield and superpowers that made him immune from legal remedy and justice holding accountable for misdemeanours thinking he was ATL above the law like a ku klux klansman. He pardoned his racist strategist the Bannon gammon of fraud so the network of racist white trash leaders have got their brain back again for corrupted soundbites that work like wormholes into the maggot brains of ghosts aka the pale folks.

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  • Find the strength to stay curious.

    Dear BU

    We gain an immense amount of strength from having a conscious and loving relationship with our breath.

    It is poetic.

    It’s practical.

    Today is a bit of a conditioning practice.

    Don’t fret. Remember, you can do hard things.

    However, strength practice is not just about sculpting and toning, though hear me loud and clear, this ongoing practice will sculpt and tone, it just will, it’s true.

    But perhaps more importantly so,

    This type of breath led work, which is what yoga is, can guide you to gather and build strength in more ways than you could ever imagine.

    Listen.

    Breathe.

    Find the strength to stay curious and to keep coming back for self inquiry through the relationship with your breath so that you not only survive, but thrive.

    Stick with it.

    This is for you.

    Find that ocean sound today.

    And, remember, that sound is for you.

    And maybe your higher power, if you wish.

    That sound is between you and your angels.

    This is where I gather my strength.

    Now, cue jock jams, step into your power, beloveds.

    I will see you on the mat.

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  • Do you think Biden’s handlers will have to keep him in the basement at the Whitehouse?

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  • FACTS @Blogmaster

    A total of 1,806,590 new cancer cases and 606,520 deaths are expected in the US in 2020, which is about 4,950 new cases and more than 1,600 deaths each day. source: cancer.org
    Cigarettes and Death
    Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause the following: More than 480,000 deaths annually (including deaths from secondhand smoke) 278,544 deaths annually among men (including deaths from secondhand smoke) 201,773 deaths annually among women (including deaths from secondhand smoke)
    The tables below summarize reports on Iraqi casualty figures.

    Scientific surveys:
    Source Estimated violent deaths Time period
    Iraq Family Health Survey 151,000 violent deaths March 2003 to June 2006
    Lancet survey 601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths March 2003 to June 2006
    PLOS Medicine Survey[4] 460,000 deaths in Iraq as direct or indirect result of the war including more than 60% of deaths directly attributable to violence. March 2003 to June 2011

    Body counts:
    Source Documented deaths from violence Time period
    Associated Press 110,600 violent deaths.[6][7] March 2003 to April 2009
    Iraq Body Count project 183,535 – 206,107 civilian deaths from violence.[8] March 2003 to April 2019
    Classified Iraq War Logs[9][10][11][12] 109,032 deaths including 66,081 civilian deaths.[13][14] January 2004 to December 2009

    About 157,000 people have been killed in the Afghanistan war since 2001. More than 43,000 of those killed have been civilians…and counting.

    Death being serious, I do not want to play with the subject, however please share all the facts when responsibility is to be shared all around….

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  • @ Ladybug January 20, 2021 3:26 AM
    “FACTS MATTER!”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    True Indeed!

    But the only fact which matters right now is that today is ‘V’ for Vanquish Day for Trump (and his fanatics) and ‘D’ for Deliverance Day for the majority of the American people from the shame and racist vitriol created by the now defeated Trump administration.

    Let him go ‘quietly’ into sunset to be buried in the rubbish bin of history. For he has simply shown Nostradamus to be a seer of some repute.

    Maybe he could ‘reincarnate’ himself in the body of the Grand Wizard of the KKK.

    It’s not the first time, neither will it be the last, that the World has been saddled with such a populist behemoth of a narcissistic megalomaniac who- like the parasitic leech- preys on the stupidly jingoistic blood of the weak-minded members of the masses.

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  • 🎵Here comes the sun,
    do-do-do-do
    Here comes the sun and I say
    It’s alright!🎶

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  • Imagine a party and the host says “bring 5 friends”. Apparently that is what Trump ask the guests to do for his going away party but the majority didn’t even RSVP.

    Saw a cartoon and a plane is spraying Febreeze over the WH, this is after the deep cleaning of the place

    T minus 4 (hours)

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  • Facebook in trouble too but things could turn around!!

    https://www.wtrf.com/top-news/market-reacting-to-twitter-facebooks-ban-of-president-trump/

    It has about 210 million US users, about half of which are Trump supporters.

    If number of users falls advertisers will think twice about spending their $$ on the two platforms.

    Would make business sense to try and get back Trump and hope his followers come too!!

    To Trump the opposite is the case.

    The two platforms will have expanded their cost base to cope with the increase in traffic generated by Trump so may see some serious downsizing on the two.

    If the two downsize it will have a knock on effect on Amazon and its servers.

    Trump might end up having the last laugh!!

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  • Amazon better hope Parler doesn’t go elsewhere!!

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  • Even McConnell has jumped ship.

    Trump the only president to be impeached twice.

    The blogmaster rest until we have a new president and the nuclear codes have been deactivated at 12pm.

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  • One indelible fact “Lil Wayne” is ecstatic that his late day endorsement of Trump has borne fruit; Bannon gets to walk free but his coconspirators gotta face the music, they are crying life isn’t fair, Trump can empathize with Bannon they both know about taking money under false pretenses, Giuliani is probably saying “after all I did not even a whiff”.

    Trump is looking for golf partners but if you hit a wayward ball, never cry “fore” for obvious reasons, does Florida have an extradition treaty with New York?

    T-4 (hours)

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  • The Turd is on his way to Andrews Airforce Base.

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  • From all reports there is a huge and big crowd waiting at the base to bid the Turd farewell.

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  • Perhaps Biden will get an increase in followers to make up for the Trump loss.

    They have gone up by almost a million.

    His total following is about 24 million on Twitter, about 1/3 of the voters Trump got!!!

    https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-new-twitter-account-almost-one-million-followers-before-inauguration-1562405

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  • Are you able to understand that Bidens mode of communicating with the public is NOT via Twitter therefore numbers will indicate different things once context is applied?

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