Another Juicy Lesson from Canadian Jerry
I can’t believe what went down during the Republican National Convention since it began on Monday, August 24th, 2020. Speakers – and we’ll get to their quality, or, in all cases, the lack of same – in a little while but I am gonna focus on what came out of their respective mouths first.
Unbelievable. Larry Kudlow discussed COVID in the past tense when, in fact, with almost 180,000 Americans dead, the virus is still rampant; in all fairness, things have been looking up over the last few days probably due to the fact that more people are wearing masks, practising social distancing, and staying away from large crowds. Americans have proven to be notoriously slow learners when it comes to what it takes to beat the virus but apparently stuff has started to sink in. But to talk about COVID in the past tense is a bald-faced lie no matter how you look at it unless you’re one of the forty percent of those that believe Trump and his minions, no matter what bullshit they spout, from regarding the injection of bleach as a potential antidote to the Coronavirus to taking credit for successfully confronting and dealing with COVID when over the last week there have been a thousand deaths per day.
Next there’s that dimwit, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Don jr.’s girlfriend, previous wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom and one time employee of State television, Fox News. Screaming bullshit propaganda into a microphone in a room devoid of an audience, to me she looked like a foolish idiot.
And let’s not forget Nicki Haley who called out those who believe that America is a racist country as liars (She actually argued that saying that the United States is a racist country is a lie. Same difference, right.) How can anyone in their right mind believe that the U.S.A. is not racist and that systemic racism is not rampant in American society when we see a black man, Blake, shot in the back seven times by police and paralyzed from the waist down shackled by the ankle to his hospital bed while a white adolescent, all of seventeen years of age, walking with a long gun and hands up through a street in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after having shot two people, being ignored by law enforcement. Picture this seventeen year old fool as a black man, instead of an entitled white supporter of the moron-in-chief, the present occupant of the White House, in a similar situation … well, he’d be dead right now. Think of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and others to numerous to mention all dead as a result of the actions of law enforcement, as well as Trayvon Martin, shot and killed by a white civilian and tell me that systemic racism doesn’t exist in America and I will respond by asking you to please get your head examined.
Melania Trump is either completely stupid or lying to beat the band and knowing that she’s doing it and not caring – remember the jacket “I don’t really care anymore. Do you?” – stating with a straight face that her husband is honest and that he is working hard to solve America’s problems, when he, in fact, is a huge liar and is working hard alright but only in an attempt to get himself another four years as president. Regardless of the truth of the matter, around forty percent (40%) of the country not only believes Melania’s lies and those of others, but who are willing to take up arms in support of the present president of their “beautiful and great country”.
To wit that ridiculous couple, Patricia and Mark McCloskey, who pointed guns at protesters in the streets of St. Louis, supposedly to defend their home, and by doing so, earned not only a place on the infamous list of American “heroes”, but also an invitation to speak at the RNC which they accepted. Patricia began what turned out to be a 4:00+ speech with words to the effect that America is a great country not only because you have the right to own guns to protect yourself, but also because thousands of Americans “will offer you free advice on how to use (them)”. What the hell?
Then there was this crap from Kentucky Republican and Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who said Thursday that “today’s Democrat Party doesn’t want to improve life for middle America.” He says, “They prefer that all of us in flyover country keep quiet and let them decide how we should live our lives.”
He adds: “They want to tell you what kind of car you can drive. What sources of information are credible. And even how many hamburgers you can eat.”
This comment propagates the falsehood that Democratic proponents of the Green New Deal, which seeks to radically overhaul the U.S. economy to cut greenhouse gas emissions, would limit beef consumption.
- And finally, we had Mike Pence, the vice-president, telling us that they had beaten the Coronavirus. Bullshit.
And now for something completely different. The moron-in-chief has forcefully denied the Atlantic Monthly report that he has called military people who have fought for the United States and died in battle, “suckers” and “losers”. Will all those who believe that Trump is telling the truth please raise your right hand and then slap yourself in the face with it. PULLEEZE. Give me a fucking break. How can anyone in his right mind believe anything that comes out of the moron-in-chief’s mouth? Apparently he has lied or given misleading information on at least 20,000 occasions since his ascension to the presidency. That’s a lot of bullshit.
Add to that, this: The American president has urged voters in North Carolina to vote twice, once by mail and then at a polling station to ensure that there was a record of their mail-in ballot in which case the person would not be permitted to vote by authorities at the polling station. He can’t deny having said this because it was shown on television and people, including me, saw it. It is important to note that voting twice or attempting to do so, is illegal.
This is another attempt by that idiot in the White House to undercut the election in the minds of as many Americans as possible so as to claim, if he loses, that the election was rigged.
The United States is in serious trouble. Trump has loosed the forces of the ignorant and violent right on protesters, many of whom are BLM supporters, and who, in most cases, are peaceful and don’t harbour bellicose intentions. Fascism is certainly on the uptick and many people are just sitting back and watching it happen. You guys have to wake the fuck up. If Trump gets a second term, the depths of depravity to which he and his minions will most definitely sink are presently unknown but not unpredictable. They have already started picking people up and throwing them in the jail, denying them judicial rights including the right of habeus corpus. Paramilitary forces mirroring Hitler’s SA’s – Storm Troopers – roam the streets in groups or arrive in wheeled caravans with just one aim – to rid cities of any semblance of opposition to Trump. The one difference is that Hitler’s Brown Shirts were unarmed while today’s groups are taking advantage of their second amendment rights to arm themselves
If you think that this is bad, just you wait. Things can get a whole lot worse. Those of you who plan to vote for someone else except Biden, thus in fact helping to give the election to the moron-in-chief, are just plain out of touch and don’t in fact have that luxury in these most dangerous times. Wake up and die right.
There’s a couple of typos but a good piece!! As I’ve said before, you’re better informed about the U.S. than most Americans. I’m afraid, though, when it comes to Biden…that’s a really divisive topic and it shouldn’t be. We have a really good chance of having 4 more years of trump thanks to the DNC. This country is sooooo screwed!!
That’s why progressives and liberals should vote for Biden, regardless of the fact that he’s cut from the same cloth as Republicans. Otherwise, Trump may get re-elected.
You summed it up pretty well, Jerry but how did you stomach sitting through the entire Republican Convention? I know I couldn’t!
Yes Progressives and Centrists must come together to beat Trump who has already destroyed the integrity of the election in the idiot minds of 42% of the electorate.
The chaos on Election Week ( not Election Night) will be horrendous with the possibility of Trumpian right-wing nationalist fanatics stealing or destroying ballot boxes. The National Guard and maybe Military will have to be ready to protect the process!
I only watched small little bits and pieces, actually. Got some of my material from news reports.
Yes to everything you said. If I wasn’t living it I would never have believed it.
Well done! Certainly there will be more low-hanging-fruit distractions promoted as “peace accords” by Trunpists in order to distract from the absolute incompetence and corruption of this president and his deadly actions that have resulted in immense needless loss of life during this pandemic.
Thanks very much, Shawn, your analysis is correct IMHO.