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The Almighty

Donald believes that he could run for office in Europe. Like president of Europe? I don’t know.

Also, he thinks he would have made a good general.

Plus, he won’t sign six bipartisan spending bills that have nothing to do with border security. Chuck Schumer asked him repeatedly why he won’t sign them and allow most of the furloughed government workers to pay their bills. Donald doesn’t have a good answer.

But he will continue to demand worship from his followers. And we can count on him to hurt people for no reason in order to get what he wants. Or hurt them for petty reasons just because he can. Or pardon who he wants. Or lift sanctions because who’s going to stop him?

He kind of reminds me of Richard Dawkins description of the Old Testament God:

 “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

No wonder the evangelical “Christians” will follow him to the end of the world.

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Today, the Democrats take back the House and swear in a whole lotta wimminz. Also, Pelosi is starting to be a burr in Trump’s side already. And the media is getting push back on the “likeability” factor it applies almost exclusively to female candidates. I don’t think this is going to work this time around.

Short of making deals in the Capitol’s ladies bathroom, expect to see some changes made. Maybe casual Fridays? Interrupting male speakers more often? Not really giving AF whether they are nice, smiling and likeable when they’re trying to get work done? I don’t know. Let’s watch, shall we?

Go with throttle up.

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41 Responses

  1. RD, what did you think of Warren’s interview on Maddow?

  2. Ha… why are they not casting trump as the evil motherfucker that he is but many of us are, so why won’t the media ask him the question?

  3. Didn’t Hillary say this during one of the debates?

  4. From Here

    So bring it on, ladies! I’d love to see a female President. Just not Hillary Clinton. Or Elizabeth Warren. I am totally open to all other women leaders, but I have to admit that Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar are beginning to make me angry and I’m not sure why yet, but I know the reason will become clear soon, and I’m also wondering what they might look like if someone photoshopped their heads onto the bodies of prisoners and put them behind bars.

    • Please don’t ever link to that “person” ever again. I read the 1st couple of paragraphs and nearly gagged. That person needs to turn in their voter card and quit writing and influencing others if he thinks that Hillary is dishonest when in reality she is the most open, transparent and honest politician I’ve ever seen. Reality just doesn’t seem to be with that “whatever”. His first justification of what he writes/believes is that he has a wife and that he has a daughter. If that is the primary defense then you know everything that follows will just be misogynistic crap with absolutely no logical thought process to back it up. The fact that he imagines strong women behind bars says everything you need to know about him.

      • Can we delete this. I didn’t realize it was satire. Even so, I hated the first couple of paragraphs as there are so many who would have been dead serious when writing it.

        • Gregory P,

          No need to delete what you said because it needs to be said whenever possible. Thank you for speaking out!

          I felt the same way when I read it. I don’t like to read satire like this because despite it being satire these women, many unfortunately, still agree with it nonetheless. We are living in the looking glass where black is white and white is black. Fake news and alternative facts in the Alice in wonderland world of trump.

        • It is not satire for some right wing crazies. They believe this stuff. Calling them out is good and didn’t we hear ‘woman but not this woman ‘ from Obama minions in 2008? It is far too real.

          • Now they’re saying it about Warren because they have their personal savior St. Bernard of Vermont. We need to cut these stinking bros loose. All they have done is push forth Obama who wasn’t qualified and now we are suffering under Trump because Obama wouldn’t do what was necessary. I’ve had it with them and so have a lot of other women especially after we were all harassed and called names and vagina voters in 2016. It’s why the push back was so ferocious against the memes with Warren even people who would never vote in a primary myself included.

          • I fail to see how “cutting loose” over 13 million Democratic voters constitutes a winning strategy for 2020.

  5. I am not ready for Warren or any other women, and definitely not any other male candidate. I am still in mourning my loss.

    This:

    • Oh, it started in 2008 for some of us.

      • And the bros are still puzzled as to why 25% of the Hillary voters abandoned the party in 2008.

    • Check the replies on this tweet. You will find kindred spirit.

    • That is correct. I can’t look at the inexplicably smug faces of Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper or John King without my gag reflex going into overdrive.

    • Yes. Warren is not Hillary, nor is any of the rest of them. Warren will try her best, but she is another who lacks Hillary’s rare combination of knowledge and competency in domestic and foreign affairs. The Democrats will pick someone, of course. But those who seem so excited that “we got rid of Hillary, and now we can get a real Progressive in there,” are going to learn that either we will get someone further to the middle than Hillary, or someone who cannot be elected in a national campaign. There might possibly be an exception to this, but it seems doubtful. And whoever gets nominated is going to run the usual gauntlet. The irony was that Hillary actually had less “baggage,” had no actual scandals, voted reliably liberal. But they made up scandals, incessantly focused on a vast majority vote on AUMF, and harangued at her for absolutely nothing. It is completely unforgiveable.

  6. Why are these media personalities this dumb? Guthrie, do better.

  7. Very nice to see Pelosi sworn in as Speaker, and the Democrats in the House cheering. After all the political misery of the last two years, it is a deserved heartening moment. In general, it does bother me that Democrats are always supposed to call for bipartisanship, while Republicans never do,; and the Republicans in the House and Senate did not even include Democrats in discussions about bills, seeing the bills before they were to be voted on, being able to see various documents given to House Republicans. But every single time any Democrat wins anything, they must call for working together. If they don’t, the media will blast them. It is an unequal situation, and that is part of the reason why the political landscape in the country keeps shifting rightward, at least as far as power and laws are concerned. Republicans use every means and lever to bludgeon through their agendas; Democrats try to compromise to at least some degree. Republicans count on that.

    • Right on target, William! The dems must do whatever possible to appease the republicans while the republicans can dismiss and disrespect dems any which way they want.

      The republicans have the temperment of men (those in power and who feel entitled) and the democrats have the temperment of women (strive for consensus and to get along).

      It’s time for the dems not to allow the repugs to bully them and to stand their ground and fight back. The way the republicans have acted, in particular, these last 2 years, they need to be stopped, not placated.

  8. He is running this country like it is a two-bit banana republic.

    1) maybe because he is a stupid, illiterate, incompetent motherfucker
    2) maybe because he is compromised and wants to weaken the only superpower
    3) maybe both
    4) maybe more

    • pm317,

      I am convinced that trump is a putin asset and everything he has done and is still doing is under putin’s direction. trump doesn’t care about this country. He only cares about money and knows that when he is kicked out of office, putin will give him his hotel in Moscow for a job well done.

      • Something very weird (and maybe dangerous) is going on. Maddow said at the end of her excellent segment (see my comment below), all that was unsettling. I agree. And, Hillary knew.

  9. This Nina Simone song (I like Audra Mae’s version made famous by Volvo commercial)

  10. Are you all watching Maddow?

    • She connected the dots of trump saying weird things that have their origin somehow with Russia and Pootie. Like at yesterday’s ‘Potemkin’ meeting, the buffoon said that the Soviet Union was right to invade Afghanistan and Maddow connected it to an upcoming announcement from Pootie to rewrite that part of history calling it not a mistake on Soviet Union’s part. The WH squatter is repeating that. Scary!

      • pm317,

        Everything about trump is scary! Those of us who supported Hillary saw him for who he was immediately. We even knew sanders was all talk and no action. I never believed he was the real deal and questioned his campaign’s association with the Russians.

        Hillary knew what was going on but the boyz in the media and their female enablers (Andria Mitchell in particular) were too busy trying to put her in her place instead of vetting both trump and sanders. because of their failure we are now having to experience the consequences of a traitorous narcisstic psychopath and the untold damage he has done to this country and the lives of its citizens.

        We could have had a great president who would have done great things for our country, but the patriarchy would rather destroy the village than have a woman in charge of it.

        I hope Pelosi kicks trumps ass every day until he is gone, along with all of his republican enablers.

        • Kathleen, i totally agree but i am also convinced that had she been elected she would have been impeached and removed from office for something, jay walking, using the wrong fork, sharing a bed with her husband, spending too much time with her grand babies. It is what Rethugs do to their enemies. The GOP is pure evil and irredeemable in my book. I do wonder what she would have accomplished with this new Congress at her back, though. It would have been glorious to see.

          Have you read this?

          https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/578095/?__twitter_impression=true

          • Catscatscats, While Republicans in the House had the numbers to impeach her, in the Senate, there would not have been the two-thirds votes necessary to convict and remove her.

            Roz in NJ/NYC

          • Cats,

            I agree she would have been attacked daily by the republicans and their helpmate the media AND would have been expected to be perfect. No passes or excuses for HER! After all, being the first woman to beat the patriarchy in the 2008 (she won the popular vote against Obama by a slim margin but she still won), she won the 2016 primary against sanders by 4 million (so much for the DNC cheating sanders out of the nomination), she then won the popular vote against trump by almost 3 million votes but she was a “bad” candidate! the media and the republicans and men of all stripes can get away with spouting such crap. Any guy who achieved what she did under the same conditions would have been canonized!

            The article you linked is just another example of a desperate patriarchy holding onto power by any means necessary, even if it means destroying the country! trump is the prime example of patriarchy run amock and what a danger this toxic masculinity can be to not only our country but to the world.

            Yesterdays celebration was the expression of hope that women will be the balance to the patriarchy’s power that will stop us from going over the cliff. Maybe then men will finally stop viewing women as the enemy but as equal partners who have no desire to lord power over them like they’ve done to us since the beginning of time. Women have only wanted the same chance to live to their full potential that men have always been given without question.

      • Here is Maddow’s video segment on that.

    • Mandatory evening viewing for me. I went into withdrawal over the holidays! As you say, no one connects the dots like she does.

      • Yep after he said that, there were a few people on twitter wondering why he said that who told him that (the Soviets and Afghanistan) but she put it all together in her show. Now there are articles about it from various people this morning.

  11. Bernie gets burnt: 😈

  12. Mook sees the same pattern and the same danger. Media is a problem.

  13. Grrr – NPR in even in librul Oregon still part of the problem. Just hit the “off” button at the start of All Things Considered, with it breathless coverage of the shutdown “deadlock”, claiming there’s no solution in sight.

    Hey, NPR, Repubs control all three branches. They just don’t have the votes among their very own selves to get their ridiculous wall. As Pelosi pointed out in that massively viewed video. Maybe because all you neo-reThugs saw was her unfeminine failure to coddle that madman?

    • They had all of last two years if they wanted to pass wall funding and they didn’t. No one in the media mentions that. Guthrie was asking Pelosi, if she didn’t compromise, wouldn’t she be responsible also? WTF!

      • I know! Why??

        Just wish more folks’ eyes were open to NPR. I need it for my classical and jazz fixes, but the news – too Repub for words, just more subtle about it than Fox.

  14. Thanks, Roz, didn’t know they needed two thirds, so just House impeachment then in my musing. Unfortunately, the same will hold true for 45* if the House impeaches, senate won’t remove.

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