pathological liar noun
Medical Definition of pathological liar : a person who lies compulsively usually for no external gain or benefit and often with detrimental consequences — see also Trump
When I joined the Air Force, my first supervisor told me that one awe shit wipes out ten attaboys.
So while republicans in the House went on extolling Trump’s virtues and successes (it was a relatively short list and not very factual), what they missed was this one key point: The President of the United States gathered a private army of right-wing extremist and Neo-Nazis, whipped them into a frenzy with lies and fascist propaganda, gave them his enemies list, then said he would march with them to the Capitol (he didn’t, he turned tail and ran) to take their country back. In short, he amassed a private army and used it to try and overthrow the duly elected government of the United States.
Now Jim Jordan, Ted Cruz, and Lindsey Graham can say whatever they want about how wonderful they think Donald Trump is. They can claim what they want about his foreign policy, economic success, or Corona Virus response. Those are all valid subjects for debate, but what is perfectly clear and factual is the President abandoned his oath, and attempted a coup by use of force to override the legitimate election of Joe Biden. So it doesn’t matter what good he accomplished prior to January 6, on that date he become an enemy of the United States and committed treason.
Many House republicans opposed his impeachment. They argued there was no investigation nor due process. Obviously, they were on another planet on 1/6/2021. In hindsight, they may have been on to something. Perhaps there should have been a committee formed and an investigation done. The investigative team could then look into the events over the past four years that led up to attack on the Capitol. They could have looked at Trumps statements over years, laying the groundwork for his election fraud claims (prepping for in case he lost - By the way, don’t forget he actually encouraged his supporters to engage in voting fraud by voting twice so maybe only half as many people voted for him ), or his words of affection and support for the far right groups. We now know what the “stand by” comment during the debate meant. Perhaps given the time to conduct an investigation we would uncover those in Congress who assisted the President in his attempts to seize and maintain power.
In the end, Trump might have a lot of company in line with him for the gallows if the evidence comes to light that this was planned and coordinated in advance. Then it is no longer incitement, but treason against the United States which carries a death penalty as punishment. So Jim Jordan, I’m all for an investigation and trial. Just based on your comments during the last impeachment, you might have something to worry about.
Never in my life would I have thought that an American president would have called for the use of the US military against its own citizens. Even more implausible to me would have been the lack of outcry against such a statement. Yet here we are. We have a president who has called for the use of military force against the nation’s citizens engaged in a lawful demonstration against a perceived wrong. The very acts which led to the founding of this great nation and Donald Trump wants to take on the role of King George and use the country’s military to stop it.
Where is the public outrage? Have this president’s actions over the past three years become so outrageous that we have become so desensitized to his outlandish behavior? After his impeachment, Mitch McConnel and Lindsey Graham both insisted that the president had learned a lesson. Indeed, the lesson he learned is that no one will challenge his unlawful and unconstitutional actions. Now he is seeking to undermine public confidence in the electoral process and openly stating that he doesn’t believe he should be limited to two-terms. The ridiculous claim that he deserves a “do over” for the first term because Obama spied on his campaign is ludicrous. How old is he, five? Besides the fact that he wasn’t spied on by the “Obama campaign,” namely because there was no Obama campaign since Obama wasn’t running; this also isn’t Chutes and ladders.
Most concerning is the use in Russian state media of the term “asset” to describe president Trump. Whether Trump may actually working for Putin or some other aspect of the Russian Intelligence apparatus, it’s clear that they at least consider him a Russian asset. And so far from his actions and statements (or lack thereof) there does seem to be some credible evidence of that.
1-13-2021 - Going to change my political party affiliation from Republican to Independent. I cannot be a party to traitors and treason.
1-8-2021 - It’s not over yet, I fear. Reading post by Trump Loyalist vowing to fight on. I can imagine these types. I think I almost married one - thank goodness she decided to dump me.
1-1-2021 - First day of the new year. I want to get out for a ride, but too cold right now. Saw William Cohen call for Republicans to dump Trump and start a new party. Finally, an idea I can get behind.
12-29-2020 - This horrible year is almost over. Right now it’s difficult to be optimistic about 2021. Too many stupid people.
12-24-2020 - Merry Christmas. Finished my first ride on my new Wahoo Kickr trainer via Swift and took a tour through the French countryside. Much more realistic than grinding away on an indoor trainer.
12-14-2020 - The grades appear to be in and I’m okay with them. Another 4.0 semester behind me. I’m annoyed that my remaining year of school has turned into three, but that’s the money making business colleges have become.
12-13-2020 - So disgusted with the Republican Party calling for the intimidation and murder of elected officials and their families who are fulfilling their oaths. They have become the party of fear, power, and hate and it is time the party performs a purge, or, if they won’t, for a new party that embodies the original values.
12-8-2020 - Looks like I will end up with a 98.4% in my Managerial Accounting class. As long as I didn’t completely blow the last BCOM assignment I should walk away with another 4.0 semester. Happy it is over after tomorrow.
12-7-2020 - Happy 33rd anniversary Liz.
11-26-2020 - I’m thankful I didn’t marry her. Also, I’m fine with the Supreme Court ruling. By all means go to church. Spread the virus among yourselves. Hurry up and die off and decrease the surplus population. Fewer fascist loving, anti-democracy people around in four years to try and re-elect that fascist-wannabe-dictator Trump. The universe’s penalty for infinite stupidity is death.
11-23-2020 - Happy birthday to my best friend. I hope you make the very most of the time you have left.
11-19-2020 - I’ve never been so ashamed to be a Republican as I am right now. The party is not Trump. Grow a pair, stand-up to the wanna-be fascist dictator, and do what’s best for the country. If you can’t, then get out of the way and make room for those of us who can.
11-13-2020 - After the past week, here is hoping that today really is my lucky day. I need break after the way 2020 has been.
11-7-2020 - Agile PM Project site is here
11-6-2020 - You can now use https:// to connect to this site securely.
11-4-2020 - While it clearly isn’t official, I don’t really see a way that Biden can win this election. I will be putting the house on the market after the holidays and moving back to Germany. Ironic, since we came to escape one fascist dictator and now I have to return for the same reason.
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