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“Without Justice, Courage Is Weak” – Benjamin Franklin

It is true that justice is eventually always served.

Whether it be because the perpetrator goes to prison.

Whether it be because the perpetrator doesn’t get the coveted position they so desire, the fancy house or the beautiful, perfect spouse.

Whether it be because the perpetrator suffers a permanent health condition and is never the same again.

Whether it be because the perpetrator dies.

They will eventually will get it in the end.

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Nothing Anonymous Here

We can speculate until the cows come home as to who wrote the anonymous op-ed piece for the New York Times.  We didn’t know who Deep Throat was either but eventually learned his identity. We’ll find out soon enough.

But I feel the real point of the article is that the writer, someone high up in the SHITHOLE “administration”, is not very happy with what’s happening before their eyes. Join the club.

What bothers me, but does not surprise me, is the contradictions and hypocrisy in the article. And the fact this person won’t do anything to save his country.

In one paragraph it states: “To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.”

Then the very next paragraph reads:

“But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.”

If you want the SHITHOLE “administration” to “succeed”, how can you put your first duty to this country? Because SHITHOLE doesn’t believe in our country. Especially when you also say SHITHOLE “acts in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic”.  I’d also like to know what “policies” have already made America safer and more prosperous. Until you do something about the NRA and create gun reform, America will never be safe. And if you think your great big “tax reform” and tariffs are making us prosperous, you’re not as intelligent as I first thought.

Then there’s the hypocrisy.  When you state:

“Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.

But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.”

So, in other words this person is saying that although SHITHOLE reversed everything Obama did because he’s a petty jealous man, it all happened not really because he did it. Also, we’re still waiting for the effective deregulation, any kind of good tax reform, where EVERYONE benefits, and our military isn’t any more robust than it’s ever been. Plus SHITHOLE hates our military. And this anonymous author failed to mention the thousands of children taken from their parents, many of whom still have yet to be reunited.

All thanks to SHITHOLE.

The biggest and scariest piece of hypocrisy:

“Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.”

You know he’s mentally unstable. You complain about him enough to write an anonymous article. Yet you don’t do anything about it. Why? So you can keep a job? For what? You don’t want a “constitutional crisis”. You’re already done. All of you are done. None of you will ever work in the political world ever again. Shit, you’re going to have way more than a “crisis” on your hands when this shit show is through.

There is nothing anonymous about this person. They know who they are. The Times knows. This person is nothing special. But the question remains what does this person want for America? Because this person can bitch all they want about a situation they put themselves into, something they accepted, something unlike the rest of America, has control over and can do something directly about but won’t. Whatever happens to this person, and something will, have no pity. They, like the rest of the SHITHOLE “administration”, deserve everything they get. Continue reading “Nothing Anonymous Here”

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Godspeed, Senator McCain

I can’t say I was ever a political fan of John McCain’s.  I wasn’t even familiar with him until he ran against Obama for the presidency in 2008.  Politics aside, over the years I gained respect for him.  You have to respect someone who fought in Vietnam and spent over five years of that time as a POW.  As a Senator, McCain was truly the epitome of what one should be:  a bi-partisan member of Congress willing to stand up for his policies yet willing to work with the other side on their policies.  He certainly wasn’t perfect. A lot of derogatory things about Obama came out of the McCain campaign.  But as a Senator he stood up for his constituents.  Which is a lot more than many current and past Senators have done for their constituents.

I wanted to honor the late Senator in some way so I looked back over my blog and came across a post I wrote after the election in November 2008.  Considering ten years have passed and the country is now in the throes of a would-be dictatorship, it’s eerie to recall how McCain supporters reacted to his losing to Obama.

The first sentence reads:  “McCain supporters state that the Republican Party has lost their ‘identity’ and say they don’t know how it happened”.  Folks, McCain was the identity of the Republican Party.  He was one of the last few who were willing to work both sides.  Maybe that’s the problem his supporters had with him.

I also wrote in the post that unhappy voters stated “no way!” to McCain’s promise to work with Obama.  His supporters were saying they were “really disappointed” and “distraught” about the loss.  Ten years later it still leads me to wonder how much they really believed in McCain to start with.  It was reported at the time that “some voters wrote that they cried through the night, declaring Tuesday a ‘sad day’for the country” while others encouraged Republicans to “hold your heads up high”.  Huh.  Sounds familiar.  Except ten years later America already knew what they were getting.  Or should I say Russia?

It was noted at the time that some McCain voters called Obama a “terrorist” and others said they were “afraid of an Obama presidency”.  Huh.  Again.  Not only would many label the person currently taking up residence in the White House a “terrorist” but also a “mobster” and his “presidency” is everything to be afraid of for this country.  Even scarier than the thought of Sarah Palin being in the White House.  But not by far.  Yet McCain’s supporters “booed” him when he urged them to be respectful and not fear Obama.  Which still makes me wonder how much “supporting” of McCain his “supporters” did.  As I wrote “with supporters like that, it’s no wonder McCain didn’t win”.

If history had turned and McCain had won the presidency instead of Obama, I’m not sure how different the country would be right now.  We will never know.  What we do know is that John McCain was a United States Senator for 31 years and he did his job well.  If there were more Senators today, both Republican and Democrat, like John McCain, Congress would be better for Americans.

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Did They Play Woodstock? They Did Today

The Woodstock Fair in Woodstock, CT has been a Labor Day weekend tradition for 158 years.

What’s great about this fair from others is that it’s not too big and it’s not too small.  It’s just right.

As with just about any kind of fair or festival, you can eat your way through.  Just about any kind of food imaginable is available, from fried dough to bacon on a stick (yes, there is such a thing) to fried frog legs (again, yes, there is such a thing).

Like rides?  The Woodstock Fair has them.

Like animals, big and small?  Plenty.

Gigantic pumpkins and squash?  Yup.

Entertainment consisting of bands you knew existed but you haven’t heard of since the sixties?  The Woodstock Fair has them too.  Today it was The Cowsills and The Lovin’ Spoonful.  Fun fact:  The Cowsills are from Rhode Island and the song they opened with today (“I Love The Flower Girl”) was in the movie “Dumb and Dumber”.  I don’t know if The Cowsills ever played at Woodstock, NY in 1969 but today they played at Woodstock, CT in 2018.

The great pumpkin.  Or is this a squash?



This calf was born just this morning.  As we watched her, she struggled to get her bearings and stand.  But she finally did and her mother was just so proud!  Then she was off and running!




fuzzy bunnies galore