Tagged: Donald Trump

Personal Musings from the Drain’s Edge

I am almost out of words to express all that I think and feel about the cumulative damage of the Trump era. Today, I can only tiptoe around the periphery of things. The moment I try to step inside the circle and address the heart of the matter, my mind and stomach are paralyzed with revulsion. Even the periphery must be negotiated somewhat...

Did Trump Incite Insurrection?

Did Donald Trump have a decisive role in inciting and fomenting the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol, in which his supporters smashed doors to gain entry to offices, and coercively occupied the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives?

Yes. Yes yes yes. Obviously, yes.

Did Trump know he was inciting insurrection?

Curtains

An angry mob of complete idiots who want to install a military dictatorship in America, because their god Donald Trump has told them for two months that this is what he wants, are staging the (hopefully) final act in a five-year tragicomedy that has effectively — and intentionally — ended any dreams of a coherent constitutional conservative voice in America for a generation. ...

A Few Easy Shots

I mentioned the other day that Jonah Goldberg is a writer who, in spite of his having remained agreeably consistent in his anti-Trumpism, has nevertheless failed to endear himself to me (not that he was trying to do so). I feel compelled to note, therefore, that his latest editorial (click the link) on the dying embers of the Trump presidency has me twitching...

Begging for the FEMA Camps

In a fit of self-fulfilling prophecy, the Trump cult appears to be trying to put itself on a path to the internment camps their propaganda wing has been fearmongering about for years. If they continue demanding executions for elected Republicans and threatening violence in the streets to overturn a presidential election result they do not like, they may indeed put the U.S. Federal...

What Trump Hath Wrought

Today, Louie Gohmert, a Texas congressman often cited by “grassroots Republicans” (aka grass-smoking populists) as some sort of constitutional hero, is leading a new lawsuit claiming that Mike Pence has, and should assert, constitutional authority as Vice President of the United States to decide, in direct defiance of the results of the electoral college vote, “which” electoral college voters ought to be counted...

America Today

Dr. Fauci admits to having radically shifted his publicly declared threshold of the percentage of Americans that would need to be infected or vaccinated in order to achieve “herd immunity.” Fauci, with the help of his media backers, is out on television these days trying to rationalize that change as the result of insufficient knowledge — a completely untenable explanation in light of...

Open Letter to the Enablers

If you knowingly serve drinks to an alcoholic, are you not guilty of enabling his deterioration? If you give heroine to a junkie, are you not an accomplice in his destruction? If you hide a schizophrenic’s medication, are you not abetting his lapse into unreason?  Today, the world is watching a megalomaniacal narcissist, an infantile sociopath, spiraling toward a crash landing of world-historical...

If Trump Were A Russian Agent…

If Vladimir Putin had carefully groomed and trained a man to become President of the United States for the purpose of destroying the nation’s soul, turning the country into warring factions that hate and distrust one another at the most fundamental level, and planting a fulltime apologist for Putin himself right in the White House — one willing to stand in open and...

“But Hillary!”

Today, the incarnate god of tens of millions of Americans who are allowed to vote spoke to his people from the throne room by way of retweeting this, from one of his most prominent legal advocates: President Trump @realDonaldTrump is a genuinely good man. He does not really like to fire people. I bet he dislikes putting people in jail, especially “Republicans.” He...