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Goodheart's Journal
Goodheart's Journal
December 27, 2019

Anybody else have a lousy fucking Christmas?

Fuck that day, really.

December 24, 2019

So, I wanted to do my part for the American economy, ordered a new 2020 Ford Escape on Oct 17.....

here it is nine weeks later and still no car. The dealership can't even give me an estimated delivery date.

When I ordered it I was told it would take 5 to 8 weeks... "closer to 5"... and I've already had to change two long distance trips because I don't have the car.

Something wrong with that business model, Ford. I'm so pissed I'm about to cancel my order, get my deposit back for breach of contract, and go over to Honda to buy one of their excellent small SUV's.

December 21, 2019

Did I just hear Al Franken correctly? About Lindsey?

"Lindsey Graham is a shoplifter. It's a compulsion. I've been with him when he goes into a pottery store and takes things. And he's on tape."


December 15, 2019

Newtown High School wins state football championship on this painful day

i.e. the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Won with a long touchdown pass on the last play of the game, finishing with a perfect 13-0 season.

December 6, 2019

Have we seen "The Devil Next Door"? What do we think of John Demjanjuk?

I happen to think that, yes, he was "Ivan the Terrible"... but I would not have voted to convict him in that first Israeli "show trial".

I certainly don't agree with the Israeli prosecutors that the Treblinka survivors should have been automatically believed. Undoubtedly they were traumatized by Treblinka, but science tells us that human memory is a complicated and not necessarily reliable thing. And one of the witnesses was SO eager that justice would be done to Ivan that he had already boasted about having killed the monster himself.

I also would have thought then, as I do now, that KGB documentary evidence against Ukrainian defectors should not be taken at face value. Yes, I probably would have agreed with the Israeli national hysteria at the time that Demjanjuk was, in fact, Ivan the Terrible; however, unlike the rabble thirsty for revenge I believe in the judicial primacy of "reasonable doubt", especially when the Court was bold enough to be very specific in its charges about the man's identity. Instead, the Israelis should have just tried him as a vile, inhuman Sobibor gas chamber monster and hanged him on THAT basis. He would have gotten the punishment he deserved even when it cost Israel the satisfaction of nabbing the notorious Ivan.

It was only later, upon the discovery of documentary evidence from fellow Ukrainian gas chamber workers naming Ivan the Terrible as "Ivan Marchenko" that all doubt would have been removed. I agree with the Israeli prosecutor that the fact that Demjanjuk had used the alias "Ivan Marchenko" could not have been a mere coincidence.

But I guess I posted all this because I most wanted to comment on the mindset of Demjanjuk's grandson, who excuses away Demjanjuk's crimes at Sorbibor and Trawniki as the acts of somebody just looking to survive. This, I'm afraid, is how monsters come to and stay in power: they need foot soldiers who are willing to cast aside all morality for the sake of survival, and then affiliate and familial bystanders to make excuses for it all. The cowardice amounts to complicity. And that message seems particularly relevant these days.

November 24, 2019

You think you're doing good, but do not recycle your pizza boxes

They can't be recycled, and you're only slowing down the recycling of other useful things.


November 23, 2019

The many ways Gordon Sondland was STILL full of shit

“We did not want to work with Mr. Giuliani. Simply put, we played the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refused to work with Mr. Giuliani, we would lose an important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine. So we followed the President’s orders.”


1) How would forcing Ukraine to do something it had no willingness to do "cement" a relationship except as a pawn for any slimy thing trump wanted them to do?

and more importantly:

2) No, extorting Ukraine was obviously NOT the only way to get the military aid and meeting they wanted, as PROVEN subsequently by trump's fearful release of the funds once the whistleblower came forward. All you had to do, Mr. Sondland, was to grow some balls and come forward yourself to the public and/or Congress about trump's scheme. It's quite obvious you were a VERY WILLING participant in the extortion.

The hand you were dealt? Give me a fucking break, you coward.

"ASAP Rocky was the primary purpose of the phone call."

You're a fucking liar, Mr. Sondland.

It wasn't even the first item of discussion on the call. Nobody gives a rat's ass about some obscure rapper. The TRUTH of the matter is that you came out of a morning meeting with the Ukrainian envoy and COULDN'T WAIT to pass along the good news to trump that they were going to acquiesce to the extortion demands. It was YOU, not Mr. Zelensky, who loves trump's ass.... that was mere projection, as proven by your desire to have the restaurant know you had his lovable ass on the phone.

"I only found out later that Burisma meant the Bidens."


ANYBODY with just a tiny bit of brains would have asked at the time "Why Burisma?" And that goes double for somebody who purports to be an ambassador. Give me a fucking break, you fucking liar.

Oh, what would be the point of going further with this? I give up.

November 23, 2019

Is there a viable alternative to Facebook? Should we start one?

This secret meeting is the last straw. Zuckerberg is an oligarch.

November 17, 2019

John Bel Edwards in his victory speech references trump's support for Baloney Rispone

"And as for the President, God bless his heart."


Obviously Edwards knows trump had some chest pains this evening.

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