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The Real Person Who Is Dumb As A Rock

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      The conversation goes something like this:

      “Donald, (everyone in the room refuses to address him as Mr. President, the first tip to him he is in trouble), I am here to let you know that as Majority Leader in the Senate, I’m bringing forth legislation that will ensure the Government will stay open,

      “If you refuse to sign it, let me be very clear, we have the votes in both the House and Senate to override your veto. It is my recommendation to you, don’t even think about vetoing it.”

      The VP rises saying, “How dare you!!!”

      The Senate Majority Leader looks at the VP,

      “Shut up and sit the **** down. You know damn well we have the votes, I told you that last night when you called, so don’t pretend now for Donald.

      “If anything you need to explain it to him, in terms a five-year-old would understand, the country won’t stand for another shutdown just because he feels he needs to prove his manhood and keeps prattling on about a wall that is not going to get funded.”

      The Senate Majority and Speaker of the House leave the Oval Office, completely ignoring Trumps demands to come back and sit down. One of the sectaries outside his office swears she saw the Speaker of the House flip Trump off.

      And Then I wake up.

      I realize what I just wrote is fanciful and will never happen, but, it could if certain folks just

      had the courage to do what the were sent to Congress to do, recapture their Mr. Smith goes to

      Washington moment before being taken to the smoke-filled rooms, to be corrupted.

      You cannot help but marvel at the abject callousness of Republicans in both branches of government slinking away and not planning on returning until the 29th of the month with just 72 hours to make a decision that could affect thousands of people negatively.

      “There is no discernable plan. None that’s been disclosed.” said Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, as he threw his hands into the air. “Everybody’s looking to [Trump] for a signal about what he wants to do. So far, it’s not clear.”

      You get what Cornyn said: “Everybody’s looking to Trump.” Big mistake. Right now Trump couldn’t plan a two-car funeral let alone give any sound signal on what Congress should do, for one simple reason, he is the one who is dumb as a rock.

      His actions with Pelosi and Schummer saying he will own the shutdown was unmistakably a dumb as a rock statement to make. He may believe it will play well to his supporters in Peoria, but, if they are government employees, and they don’t get paid, guess what, they will remember that when it comes time to vote.

      If they take a ding on their credit report because they were late with a payment – of any kind – they will remember when it comes time to vote.

      If they show up for work at a government facility and get turned away, they will remember when it comes time to vote.

      Well, at least one hopes they will, with many Trump supporters, one never knows.


      https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/13/congress...

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      Breaking News

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          Pepper just entered into a plea deal and basically admitted did the payment 2 MacDougal was to affect the outcome of the election.

          I have no idea what the Republicans are going to do now but they can't keep saying that Cohen has been lying when Trump's good buddy just gave him up.

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          Fighting The Good Fight By Carrying The Battle To The Evil

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              This is a personal note from our SANE60 Headquarters Family to all of you.

              First, let me assure you that all is well, so to speak, as much as it can be during this seemingly unending ideological war.

              We at the SANE60 Headquarters have been supporting our Blue and Purple warriors, as well as those members of the "Free and Honorable Press" who keep our hopes and dreams alive by their continued calling out of an Administration so corrupt that Boss Tweed is green with envy down in the Hell that so many of the evil minded minions and their owners will take up residence in when they leave this mortal plane.

              The sheer immensity of the human tragedies that Donald J Trump and his syndicate have created are stupefying, and nearly beyond human understanding. Even Bundy has withdrawn his support, perhaps more surprisingly than Tucker Carlson's analysis of Trump as a failure. Trump's support of authoritarian leaders who solve their issues through the injudicious use of the vengeful sword has swayed the more rational politicians and supporters away from him, while the Justice Department tightens the noose around so many others.

              It may not be that Trump will resign or be impeached, but rendered impotent by the new Congress and the courts. Either way the merciless red tide of hatred shows definitive signs of receding.

              For our part, the SANE60 family of great minds and stout hearts have taken to Twitter, Facebook, the phones, the streets and the mail, doing everything in our power to synergize the many varied activities of The Resistance, the Blue Wave, Indivisible, Resisters, FBR and every other group we can think of in order to maximize the pressure on the House of Trump. It is our belief that the coordinated efforts will crack the walls, making way for the destruction of the same.

              On a personal note:

              These long hours have prevented me from inhabiting the Yabberz site I love and support as much as I wish to, but rest assured, I am still here, still reading, still writing, still taking on the evil White Nationalist foes and those who need them at every opportunity. I will be posting an article soon, a recap of what we here at the SANE60 predicted was occurring in the summer of 2016 and what has transpired since then. I will also tell you that without the support of every single one of you, be you pundits, writers, readers or commentators, this war for the soul of the nation might very well be unwinnable.

              We thank you all.

              Signed

              BridgeTourJadeDonna WoodKaren Lee BarrettThomas Mac Cormac

              GS Jade Barrett, CEO of the SANE60.

              #TheResistance #indivisible #resist



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              George H. W. Bush

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                  The other day I was watching Jennifer Rubin and Charlie Pierce back and forth on the death of George H.W. Bush. Rubin waxing fondly about Bush and Pierce having none of it. Chris Hayes was trying his best to take back control but, the two kept talking over each other.

                  Watching that conversation, it did bring back memories.

                  I distinctly remember the Willie Horton ad that ended Mike Dukakis Presidential run, (along with that picture of him riding in a tank), it was dirty politics. So much so that Lee Atwater apologized for it on his deathbed. And Pierce was correct Bush record on Civil Rights was spotty.

                  Who could forget the news stories when he passed through a supermarket checkout line and was totally surprised they scanned the items he bought without ringing them up on the cash register. A testament that he did very little shopping. Which brought about the now famous line, “It’s the economy stupid.”

                  Yes, it was clear that Charlie Pierce wanted to make sure Chris Hayes audience had the other side of the Bush story.

                  I suppose there is some relevance to his insistence on pushing that after there are two sides to every story. But, I found myself wondering, ‘could we just for the moment, let that part linger in limbo and focus on how he showed respect for the office?’

                  The current occupant is the merger of all the fears the Founders had about someone being elected as President.

                  All the norms that George H.W. Bush honored and the respect he had for the office, he viewed as an honor and was respectful of the office. Unlike Trump, the troglodyte who thinks it his “divine right” and has done everything in his power to trample all over the established norms George H.W., honored.

                  So as I sat there watching Rubin and Pierce go at each other, I was being tugged in opposing direction, but then I thought about this cartoon which helped quell the current state of consternation I was experiencing.

                  We can debate the pros and cons of George H.W. Bush’s one-term presidency, but, for the moment, let us just say, Rest In Peace and Thank You For Your Service to the country you loved.

                  Especially today December 7, 2018.


                  https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/2018/1...

                  https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a25...

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                  Mueller Recommends No Jail Time For Flynn

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                      They just filed his memo. Boy oh boy, they are really happy with what Flynn gave them

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                      So This Is What We've Come To. People Won't Sit Next To A Non White Person

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                          Is this what we have become now in this country? We have gone backwards to the point that some White people https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/relationships/...won't even sit next to people that are not white, and tell them, in public, that they will be wiped out? We have to stop this Administration and the hate they are encourage, immediately.

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                          We The People Have The Right To A Free And Responsible Press

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                              "The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell." - Justice Hugo Black

                              Our American lives are only as free as the rights we vigorously defend. Our partners in this endeavor to hold strong against those who would strip us of our personal liberties are manifold, ranging from those who serve and protect to the law makers, to the judges and justices that utilize the scales of jurist prudence, to the citizens who raise the alarm when our society's pursuit of happiness is endangered. Without a vehicle by which to relate the word of those who combat these threats to the population of the United States, the citizenry would not be able to rise together and face down the assault on their shores, their lives or their Constitution.

                              It is the Press that related the thoughts and acts of the rebels, in bills and leaflets, that called to arms those who would secure the self-governance of North America, and those who formed the United States government saw fit to accept the Bill of Rights as Amendments to the Constitution that became the basis for a rule of law designed to assure all citizens of a place at the table of power. While there were still far too many years for more than a few injustices to be righted, the Press was utilized to address these failings, revealing the inequities and using its editorial power to speak out as the circumstances warranted.

                              As we speak out now.

                              It seems somehow appropriate for the First Amendment to be the first target on the list for an Administration that has so much to hide, as other Administrations have before. Wilson, Nixon and George W Bush all took aim at this freedom, often with a measure of success for varying lengths of time before the restoration of the right to free speech was reinforced by the US Supreme Court.

                              "In the absence of governmental checks and balances the only effective restraint upon executive policy and power in [these two areas] may lie in an enlightened citizenry – in an informed and critical public opinion which alone can here protect the values of democratic government" - Justice Potter Stewart.


                              We the people now must face down this arrogant and deceitful action again, brought upon us by the current Administration, or lose one of the oldest and dearest weapons we free citizens own against tyranny and oppression.


                              GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

                              #TheResistance #indivisible #resist

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                              Unanswered Question: Was Jamal Khashoggi Killed Because He Knew Something?

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                                  The slaying of Jamal Khashoggi has been the topic for weeks and reasonably so. The outrage of the torturous murder of an American resident has failed to persuade the President to act, deciding to transfer his moral authority and oath of office to the Saudi regime responsible for this heinous act of inhumanity.

                                  In May of 2017, the American President Trump, desperate for the 100 billion dollar stock offering to be brought to the USA that Aramco was considering making, made Saudi Arabia his first international visit. Always impressed with pomp, circumstance and authoritarians, Trump was smitten by the potential number of zeros the Saudis represent. Already suffering from the economic perhaps of the proposals of tariffs, discarded trade treaties and deals, the holder of the Oval Office had a must win attitude for making the Saudi deals work. All of them, including a 350 Billion-plus arms deal. One of the few actions taken by Trump that might seem like a win for the embattled politician has come with a significant moral price. The one of accepting as State sanctioned murder as just part of the cost of doing business.

                                  Trump claims he has no financial concerns in Saudi Arabia - an important distinction, for his buildings have certainly sold apartments and condos to the Saudi Royal Family for decades right here in the USA. Something like over 100 million dollars worth, and his family has significant investments in connection with MBS, his siblings, cousins and friends in various and somewhat sundry projects worldwide. All of those facts would be enough to stimulate federal law enforcement officials to start seriously looking into Trump's motivation to giving the Prince a pass all by itself and while the world has expressed their disgust and anger at the the behavior of MBS and his good friend and fellow businessman, Donald J Trump, there has been little wrritten about the motivation behind the capital offense committed by the Saudi Intelligence service.

                                  Jamal Khashoggi was Director of Al Arab, a short-lived news channel that was intended to practice objective journalism, a near first in the region. Khashoggi had been drafted from the print world where he had reigned as an editor of Al Watan who had come under fire for his publication of an article that criticized the Saudi state religion. Khashoggi was removed from his position, but was afforded the opportunity to bring his efforts to practice freedom in journalism by Al-Waleed bin Talal, a prince and member of the Sauds, who is also an investor in News Corp.

                                  Talal had also had his own issues when MBS decided to incarcerate the owner of the Kingdom Holdings Group on charges of corruption, until a payout to the Saudi government (the Wall Street Journal estimated that around 6 billion US changed hands - most likely into MBS' control, if not his hands directly).

                                  This leads to the actual query. Why was it so important for Jamal Khasogghi to be executed? What was he working on at the time of his death? It is difficult to believe that a dissident's former reporting that had already made the newswires years ago would be an adequate reason to summon him to Turkey in order to torture, dismember while alive and then be summarily executed by a hand-picked team flown into the crime scene for that specific purpose.

                                  What does the Crown Prince have on the Trump family?

                                  GS Jade Barrett, Chairman SANE60

                                  #theresistance #resist #indivisible

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