I Could Run for Senate!

On my way home from work the other night I was struck by a thought that hasn’t occurred to me for a while. I could run for office! I’ve always been partial to the idea. That’s why I made sure to get all my tattoos in places where a suit would cover them and I’ve tried very hard to keep all my extreme viewpoints to myself.

But after my third DUI I gave up on the idea. I mean, I probably wouldn’t vote for someone with three DUIs, even if they were in recovery and hadn’t touched a drop of alcohol since the last one. Even the people of Cleveland, OH wouldn’t elect someone with three DUIs as their mayor.

But obviously, there are some people who would! I was ecstatic that Doug Jones beat lunatic Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, but it really opens my eyes to the fact that literally any maniac can run and be considered!

Hell, I even forgot what a madman Roy Moore was until a coworker brought it up last night. I completely forgot about his extreme anti-LGBTQ views, his open Islamophobia, his being a leading voice in the Obama birther movement and other conspiracy theories, his claim that NFL players kneeling during the national anthem were breaking the law, or that he was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court… twice.

All of that was completely overshadowed by the fact that he pursued romantic relationships with and allegedly assaulted girls as young as 14 while he was in his early thirties. It’s strange to think that the thing about him I find the least disturbing is his pedophilia.

I suppose the only problem with me running is that I would have to change my party affiliation. I fit pretty comfortable on the left side of the political spectrum and don’t see that changing anytime soon, but Democrats have shown they are less willing to protect scandal in their own ranks. Sen. Al Franken has been forced from office “while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party.” 

I suppose it shouldn’t be too hard to run as a Republicon. I don’t think many people pay a whole lot of attention to anything to anything other than the D or R after someone’s name. I could still keep all my beliefs about equality and the need to fight against the concentration of wealth and power into the hands of few people, but I’d just say things like “jobs” and “freedom.”

Come on, Donald Trump has built a political career on saying he’s working to help the little guy and then has supported legislation specifically designed to fuck him without exception. If he can do it, I probably can.

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A Few More Thoughts on Current Political Developments

Oh shit

After last week Friday, it is impossible for anyone to deny that the Trump campaign administration tried to collude with Russia.

I’m not implying Donald Trump was personally involved or is directly to blame, I haven’t seen enough evidence to make that kind of judgment yet, but I do have something I think everyone should consider.

Trump either knew his campaign chairman National Security Advisor was up to some shady business that could possibly lead to a number of charges, and either didn’t care or thought he could get away with it…

Or he had no idea Paul Manafort Michael Flynn lied to the FBI.

I’m not sure which is worse. That he knowingly hired someone who would engage in unethical behavior or that he would hire someone without knowing enough about them to be certain they wouldn’t engage in such unethical behavior.

Either way, is this the kind of guy we want having input on how we manage our tax code? For all we know he might be embezzling our taxes and social security to gild the White House and have prostitutes pee on the Obama’s old bed.

Things That Make You Go Hmmm… 2

With the recent terrorist attack in England, the focus from the Trump administration has been on the controversial travel ban. The Supreme Tangerine has taken to Twitter try and make the case. Unfortunately, he isn’t making much headway into anything but showing us just what bad taste looks like.*

But there are a few things about this proposed travel ban I find a little odd. Wasn’t it supposed to be for 90 days so they could ‘review vetting procedures’? It’s now been about 120 days; what the hell have they been doing? I heard a news report saying the judges blocking of the executive order must have extended to the review process, but you’d think they could get something done.

Of course, we all know what Donald Trump has been doing:

I’m not sure how this is supposed to protect us from terrorism. I guess he must know something I don’t.

And my other question is why didn’t Trump just lie about having a credible threat from one of the countries on the ban? This is a man who has lied about the size of his inauguration crowd, electoral victory and penis on national television; you’d think if it was that damn important he’d just make something up.

I’m one of those pinko-commie-liberal snowflake types, but if I were to hear there was a credible threat from one of these countries I’d probably be OK with something like this. If it was to serve some purpose (as the recent ban on laptop computers on airplanes did) it would make sense, but I have the impression that a few racists just sat around a table and asked: “Which of these Muslim countries don’t give us any money?”

I’m a First Amendment nut. Freedom of religion is one of the most important things in the world to me. I find any law that discriminates based on religion completely reprehensible and un-American, but if there’s a credible threat from Somalia we should exercise caution and protect ourselves.

This doesn’t have a damn thing to do with national security. It’s all about posturing.

I can’t believe more people don’t see it. I don’t believe Donald Trump wants the world to be a safe place. I think he loves these terrorist attacks. You know why? He wants everyone to be scared and then tell them he’s the only one who can protect them.

His message from the beginning has been ‘Trust me. I’ll protect you.’

And you know what? That’s the biggest lie he’s ever told.

 

 

 

*A human version of Chester Cheetah

 

Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

Uhhhh?

The best line from the movie Philadelphia is when Denzel Washington’s character asks a potential client to explain his reasoning for a lawsuit like he’s a six-year-old.

So help me out. Explain it to me like I’m a six-year-old.

How come I have heard about nothing but Hilary Clinton’s emails for the past four years, but now that there are daily reports of ethics violations, conspiracy and abuse of power by the person who is actually in the White House, I’m being told that it’s all “fake news,”“the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” and just a scheme to obstruct Trumps virtuous agenda.

If we’re going to spend millions of dollars investigating Benghazi and a private email server we can spend a few hundred thousand to investigate how involved the Trump campaign was with Russia’s tampering of our election.

If there’s nothing there, fine. But with as many people who have resigned, been fired or recused themselves from investigations I find it highly damn unlikely.

And why is it that people who don’t trust the media and say they have their own agenda blindly follow someone like Trump?

I mean, sure the media have their own agenda. Everyone has an agenda. But just because one group has a goal they’re trying to achieve doesn’t mean another group doesn’t. People need to realize that things aren’t just black and white. There’s an awful lot of gray in this world.

Think about it for a minute. What makes more sense: That all news organizations (aside from Breitbart and Fox News), the Deep State, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton are part of a massive underground conspiratorial smear campaign against President Trump,

or that Trump is just an asshole?

I know which seems more credible to me.

Now, I’m not saying he’s guilty, was personally involved or that we should lock him up, but I think there’s cause for the investigation to go forward. If he’s innocent there’s nothing to worry about, but if not I sure hope there are some dire consequences.

As he said, “Do we have a country, or do we not have a country?” If the United States is willing to allow a foreign country to meddle in our election; well, we don’t have a country anymore.