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Anybody vs Trump

It doesn't matter who it is. Nobody could do a worse job or be more incompetent, and definitely no one as dishonest.

It doesn't matter if it is Biden or Sanders or Kerry or Cuomo or anyone else. They would all be far superior to the fake president now sitting up in Washington.

If there are any questions about any opponent to Donald Trump, put them aside.

Wings of a Snow White Dove

Republicans treat Trump like he is the crazy uncle in the attic.

They don't want to talk about him. They would rather talk about anything but Donald Trump.

Some Senator was just on the TV and was chiding the host for bringing up Lysol and the President. He said we can talk about how we are going to beat the corona virus or we can talk about "Lysol". They want to pretend the elephant in the room is invisible.

They must have gotten orders from above? Don't talk about Donald Trump, whatever you might say. Keep him out of the conversation.

As if it doesn't really matter who the leader of the country happens to be. They can ignore whatever insanity comes out of the White House.

But, it is not possible. The president is the leader of our nation. We cannot continue to pretend that what he says and how he acts does not matter. You cannot lock him away in the attic until the next election is over.

Republicans need to take responsibility. Their "bad government" game is over.


"A cult of personality is no match for a pandemic." Michelle Goldberg (NYTimes)


In an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned that a second wave of coronavirus infections this coming winter “will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” because it will coincide with flu season. He also called the protests against stay-at-home orders “not helpful.”

Donald Trump was apparently not pleased, tweeting that Redfield was “totally misquoted by Fake News @CNN.” On Wednesday evening, after another rant about fake news, Trump brought Redfield onstage at his daily press briefing, where Redfield had the unenviable task of trying to explain his remarks, which he acknowledged were quoted accurately, without contradicting the president. The fall and winter might be “more difficult and potentially more complicated” due to the confluence of coronavirus and influenza, Redfield said, but that didn’t mean the second wave would be “worse.”

Trump, meanwhile, spoke of the crisis in the past tense, as something America is now emerging from, suggesting that all the country will face in the future is “some embers of corona.” The day before, the country had recorded around 2,200 deaths, making it one of the deadliest days of the pandemic in the United States.

Over the last three and a half years, Americans have had to accustom themselves to a relentless, numbing barrage of lies from the federal government. In one sector after another, we’ve seen experts systemically purged and replaced with toadying apparatchiks. The few professionals who’ve kept their jobs have often had to engage in degrading acts of public obeisance more common to autocracies. Public policy has zigzagged according to presidential whim. Empirical reality has been subsumed to Trump’s cult of personality.

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Is it possible to find a positive in a pandemic?

Children that have been born in this millennium are seeing the world as they have never seen it. They never knew it was possible. Blue skies. Snow on distant mountains. Clear water in the canals of Venice, with fish. More bees and butterflies. Better air to breathe.

All is not lost.

"Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Ronald Reagan asked that question in his 1980 campaign against Jimmy Carter.

Is it time to ask that question again?

Back To The Island

Father and Son

Calling Elvis

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