Federalist Society bigwig says Trump's election-delay tweet is grounds for immediate impeachment

Steven Calabresi is a Northwestern University law professor and co-founder of the uber-conservative Federalist Society. And he thinks Donald Trump’s latest fascist tweet is, well, fascist. x The co-founder of the Federalist Society, who voted for Trump and opposed both the Mueller probe and Ukraine impeachment, says the president’s tweet about delaying the election is grounds…

… to be an American ….

This was originally posted July 4, 2018. I repost it because I find it still very relevant. On this, our nation’s birthday, I have had numerous thoughts running through my mind as I compare the idea of America, as flawed as it may have historically been in its implementation, and what we currently confront with…

You can't put a mask on my liberty

Today I took a short break from my home Coronavirus lockdown to restock at a nearby grocery store. Heeding the advice of friends, I first made sure I was protected before heading out. So, I loaded my AR-15 and slung it over my shoulder. It rested comfortably over my Kevlar vest. I had my Glock-20…

The Root of all Trump's Evil

About once every four years I rub the bump on the back of my head after the bludgeoning by the GOP over the issue of States’ Rights. Their mantra of Democratic socialism and the redistribution of wealth is always followed by the fear of consolidation of government. Clinton was going to create a business model…

It appears we have a King. The New Pledge we are witnessing.

Oath of offices for republicans, disregarded by a sham Senate impeachment trial, apathy and unconcern and downright distraction from half of the voting public  and denial plus addiction is what 2020 looks like so far.  We have loyal followers of the so called King.   It is no longer All the president’s men but all the King’s men….

Fox News cuts away from Mike Lee's impassioned criticism of Trump administration briefing

Do not question Dear Leader, you plebeian cur! x Fox News cut away from Republican Sen. Mike Lee as he excoriated the Trump admin’s Soleimani briefing as “probably the worst briefing at least on a military issue I’ve seen.” pic.twitter.com/736Qtd6bWZ — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 8, 2020 Constitution. War powers. Alexander Hamilton.  Zzzzzzzzzzzz … No…

An open letter to Nikki Haley from the briefly reanimated corpse of Jefferson Davis

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia Dearest Ambassador Haley, I am writing from the distant past to offer some modest thoughts about your exciting future. I understand congratulations are in order as you embark on the journey to seek the presidential nomination of the party of states’ rights, nullification, and secession. (One hundred…

Let None Call It Treason

I’m seeing a lot of comments lately saying Trump committed treason; this needs to stop. When I was searching for an image for this diary, I saw all kinds of photos calling Hillary a traitor, John Kerry, John McCain, Pope Francis, Jane Fonda, Julian Assange. And Trump, of course. There was one photo with the…

In honor of OPOL…A rant and you should be ranting as well

I won’t even pretend to channel OPOL.  I don’t think anyone could write or rant as he could.  We got the news today that One Pissed Off Liberal had passed.   One Pissed Off Liberal would be topping trees had he seen that dictator and murderer, laugh at us and make a joke of our democracy…

Thoughts on debate topics – “socialism”

This is the third of three posts on topics coming from the last two nights of debates.  The first two, on immigration and on Medicare for All, are available for your perusal and commenting through my user page. In economic terminology, Socialism is where the means of production are owned publicly through the government while…

Why I have not been blogging

in case anyone cares. There are a variety of reasons. Let’s start with the more mundane, or rather, those involved with my personal life. This has been a very difficult school year, for a lot of reasons.  Perhaps when I note that I have been assaulted by students 3 times this year (no injuries and…

The comical myth of Abraham Lincoln Trump

If nothing else, Donald Trump is a one-of-a-kind occupant of the Oval Office. His jaw-dropping corruption, staggering incompetence, mind-numbing policy ignorance, puerile penchant for payback, and unprecedented deceit put the Trump presidency in a class by itself. Nevertheless, Trump’s courtiers, sycophants, and water-carriers have tried to elevate his leadership to a place among the greatest…