it looks like things are starting to get organized, more or less...
So, it turns out that the GOP Congresscritters will be in Philadelphia from Wednesday to Friday for a "retreat." And Donald Trump is coming to speak to them on Thursday.
From zero to insane in less than six days.
I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and ... even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time). Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!
By now, everyone is aware that Trump is doubling down on one of his big lies, claiming that “between three million and five million unauthorized immigrants voted for Mrs. Clinton" (and while the coverage has been focused on the question of illegally cast votes, no one seems to have noticed an even more crucial issue -- Donald Trump is claiming to know for whom all these ballots were cast. Read more about Trump Therapy 5.2 -- Assault on Civil Rights (part 1)
The RNC is coming to Philadelphia for a retreat from Wednesday to Friday, and Trump is coming on Thursday to speak to them..
And, of course, there will be protests. Read more about Trump Therapy 5.1 -- Protest RNC/Trump in Philly on Thursday
I noticed something odd about Trump's schedule, at least as it appears as an email on a phone. Donald Trump thinks of himself as an all caps “PRESIDENT”. Read more about Trump Therapy 4.1 -- (Case) Size matters
We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come.
Trump inaugural speech, 1-20-16
Does anyone else suspect that "the world" might have other ideas? Read more about Trump Therapy 3.2
The good news is that the press corps is freaking out over White House Spokesvermin Sean Spicer's series of egregious lies and distortions regarding the crowd size at the inauguration. These lies are nothing new for Team Trump, of course. But it appears that by telling obvious lies in the “sacred space” known as the White House Press Room, Spicer crossed some kind of line. Read more about Trump Therapy 3.1 -- Size Mutters
It didn't take long for Team Trump's modus operandi to become obvious.
Its all about sneaky, covert actions; all about doing things without any announcement, and imposing their agenda through Executive Orders. It precisely the opposite of what Trump promised in his speech yesterday. Trump isn't “giving power back to the people”, in fact, he is doing everything he can to exclude “the people”. Read more about Trump Therapy 2.1 -- UnPresidented
We have many people for every job. I mean no matter what the job is, we have many incredible people. I think, Reince, you can sort of just confirm that. The quality of the people is very good. ... We’re trying very hard to get the best people. Not necessarily people that will be the most politically correct people, because that hasn’t been working. So we have really experts in the field
The last time I talked to Sean, the night before the terrorist attack, he told me, "Mom, I am going to die." All security had been pulled from the embassy, he explained.
Patricia Smith (mother of Sean Smith) to the Republican National Convention, 7/17/16
According to Patricia Smith, her son Sean, an “Information Management Officer” for the State Department, disclosed sensitive information regarding the security posture of a US diplomatic outpost in a phone call to his mother. Moreover, based on Patricia Smith's statement, Sean lied to her about the security situation, making the temporary Benghazi mission sound much more vulnerable than it was. Read more about Is Sean Smith Responsible for the Deaths at Benghazi?
In the modern era, there is no precedent for the Senate to hold up a Supreme Court nomination in an election year when a Supreme Court Justice dies
Since 1900, there have been only four Supreme Court vacancies in Presidential election years -- and only one vacancies arose from the death of a Justice.
Joseph Rucker Lamar died on 1/2/1916, and was replaced six months later (6/1/1916) by Louis Brandeis. Read more about Replacing Scalia -- A historical perspective
There is a gaping hole in Ben Carson's "I was offered a full scholarship to West Point" story -- 7th Day Adventists were conscientious objectors in the mid-sixties, and conscientious objectors were not (and are not) admitted to West Point. Read more about The Gaping Hole in Ben Carson's West Point Story
1) Kim Davis was well aware that her job might require her to issue marriage licenses to gay people before she was elected and took her oath of office Read more about Two Notes on the Rowan County Marriage Controversy
A number (two to be precise) of people have noticed my complete absence from the intertubes for the past couple of weeks. There's a very good reason for that, but you better sit down, kids.
Of course, I was resuscitated, but the fact is that I was dead for about five minutes.
And it's almost entirely because of what passes for medicine in most of urban (and much of the rest of) America.
I'm going to try and post a narrative of my experience ovet the next couple of weeks as I get my strength back. Read more about Xmas Pity Party -- HellsPittle