Irma and Rush Limpbag: The Two BIG Blowhards Plaguing Florida Right Now!

Just when you thought Ben was going to write up another cool camping trip or beach outing…

Sorry folks! Those cool, upbeat postings about trips to our amazing state parks in the Sunshine State are gonna have to wait! Right now as I’m sitting at my desk awaiting the extreme winds and rain we’re about to get from Hurricane Irma, this came to my attention through a friend’s Facebook posting.

The granddaddy of all right-wing nut-jobs,  #RushLimpbag, has said some really outrageous stuff lately. Blogger Joe Kloc distilled a boatload of it into a piece for Harper’s Magazine recently and it’s just breath-taking. And yes, it includes the well-circulated drivel about how Hurricanes aren’t as bad as forecasters and government officials say, blah, blah, blah…

No doubt you’ve heard how that part of the story ends; yeah, Rush evacuated his Palm Beach home yesterday. Guess he didn’t want to get washed into the sea by one of those fake waves!

But there’s so much more than just stuff about hoaxes and hurricanes! Wanna see just how big a nut-job Mr Limpbag truly is? Pass your eyes over this garbage!

To those of you who are also hunkered down in Florida: I hope you and yours ride out this nasty storm in fine fashion. Mother Nature is pissed. And I can’t say as I blame her. We’re just going to have to endure her wrath for the next few days and hope that we’ll see her smile on us again before too long.

Whoa! That last remark was probably not the smartest way to wrap up a blog posting! What with Cat 5 Hurricane Jose waiting in the on-deck circle and all of that…

 

Growing weary of the rushing winds from Limbaugh’s pie hole, I am,

 

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

Very Good Article from David T.S. Jonas Here About Political Moderation

Trying to find some kind of middle ground between what are so often extreme positions is a very noble cause. It that sense, I’ve considered myself to be a moderate for many years.

On today’s political scene, however, the discussion has been moved so far to the right that staking out some kind of middle ground is all but impossible. You can’t compromise with politicians and pundits whose true goal is to dismantle the Federal government or who openly embrace White Supremacy, for instance.

Nevertheless, for most of our Nation’s 241 year existence, finding middle ground with others is far more likely to bring about a good result than employing the kind of scorched-earth tactics that have blown up political discourse in the few years. Yes, I know how very overly-idealistic this sounds, especially after witnessing eight years of Tea bagger hate and obstruction of President Obama and now having our #PoserPOTUS trying to enact a very extreme White Nationalist agenda. I certainly get that.

But there is still hope to be found in looking for a moderate path. In this piece from Politicalwire.com today, writer and political operative David T.S. Jonas lays out plainly and succinctly yet with great skill how political moderates have seceded a host of issues and elections to extremists on the right wing by withdrawing from public life. By failing to show up on election day, especially.

It’s a great article; I recommend it highly. If you’re wondering if there’s any cause for hope at all once we are successful at getting Mango Mussolini out of office, you should take the time to read this.

As I type this, Hurricane Irma is hurtling towards this peninsula where I and 21 million of my closest friends are hunkered down, hoping to not be blown away by what are the most powerful storm winds threatening Americans in many, many years.

But to me, the menace posed by the vicious, clueless and thoroughly incompetent wind bag currently living (part time) in the White House is far more serious. I hope you stay safe from the menace bearing down on us right now. And from that damn hurricane, too.

 

Hunkering down in O-town, I am,

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

The Men Who Lead Our Troops Make Clear They’re Not On-Board with tRump’s Embrace of Nazis and Racists

Bulldog does get into politics now and then. Especially when that sub-tropical climate here in “The Sunshine State” takes some of the fun out of outdoor activities. And the events of the last few days on the national political scene are screaming out for Americans’ time and attention.

The men who lead our military are showing courage. Which should not surprise anyone. I commend them for making it crystal-clear that they are not on-board with the Trumpenfuhrer’s toxic and hateful embrace of Nazis and Klansmen.

If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know exactly what their statements are intended to counter, here’s a link to a video where you can see our unPOTUS spout off about what great Americans his Nazi and white supremacist supporters are.

Plenty of detail here in this article from Politicus USA. It’s about a three minute read and will get you up-to-speed on this concerted effort by our military’s top brass to make sure the American public and even our adversaries know that racism and white supremacist ideas run counter to American values and have no place in our fighting forces.

To the draft-dodging, pus-bag poser who is currently stinking up our White House, I say: keep insulting our intelligence professionals and embarrassing the proud officers and NCO’s who lead our war-fighters. But you might want to watch your back, mein Trumpenfuhrer. Those folks you’re trying so hard to discredit, disparage and embarrass know how to deal with an enemy. After all, it’s their job.

Following the Money Could Lead to the Bigger Scandal – Political Wire

Bulldog says: Wow. Just wow! Many of us who have followed the ever-expanding story around tRump’s sickening corruption have been waiting for confirmation that investigators were focusing on the financial part of all of it. So it’s not an unexpected development but it still packs a wallop now to get confirmation that the probe has gone there.

Buckle up. There’s turbulence ahead.

 

This piece is only available to Political Wire members. Deep Throat never actually told Bob Woodward to “follow the money,” but the phrase, which which was used in All the President’s Men, has become symbolic for getting to the bottom […]

Source: Following the Money Could Lead to the Bigger Scandal – Political Wire : Political Wire

Conservative Columnist Jennifer Rubin Tears Into Our Trumpenfuhrer

Since Jennifer Rubin is not a bleeding heart Libtard, you might think that tRump supporters would give some credence to what she’s saying. But, of course, the vast majority of them will not.

Let me quote from her column which was published yesterday, June 4, 2017:

“We wound up with this president because millions of Republicans could not prioritize character, decency and overall fitness to serve over their mundane and frankly petty partisan wish list (28 percent top marginal tax rate!)”

And she didn’t stop there; Rubin goes on to say:

“Self-appointed religious leaders fail to see that this soullessness — not the dreaded liberal elite who insist on saying “Happy Holidays” or refuse to countenance discrimination against gay customers — is a threat to the moral fiber of a democracy that requires a modicum of common sense and human decency to function.”

To read her very insightful and very timely opinion piece in the Washington Post where she thoroughly takes down our scum-bag unPOTUS just follow the link.

This treasonous, know-nothing, would-be dictator is hell-bent on carrying out the Alt-Right agenda and trying to undo everything done by his predecessor just because he’s a hateful asshole. He has not changed since he decided long ago to become birther-in-chief in an attempt to delegitimize Barack Obama. He hated our twice-elected 44th President then and he hates him now.

Some of his die-hard (former) supporters see all of this clearly; that’s why his approval ratings have been dropping fast since the woeful day he took office. However, the majority of his supporters never will and see all of his frequent train wrecks, including the matter of collusion with Russia’s attempts to throw the election, as proof of that terrible “liberal conspiracy” against their beloved leader. They’re not going change.

If there is a successful terrorist attack during his presidency — especially if casualties are high — tRump most certainly will try to tear the heart out of American democracy and the bill of rights in order to become a dictator like all the ones around the world for whom he has repeatedly and enthusiastically expressed admiration.

Contempt on all of you who are complicit in our #Trumpenfuhrer‘s attempt to scuttle our democracy so he can win his current self-produced reality show and become America’s First Tyrant.

Supreme Court won’t review decision that found N.C. voting law discriminates against African Americans – The Washington Post

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This is a follow up to my posting back on Sept 6th of last year looking into efforts by North Carolina’s Republican legislature to suppress the minority vote. Because the Supreme Court will NOT review the lower court’s decision, this clearly racist and undemocratic act is officially dead. We can breathe a sigh of relief now. But know that even though Rethuglicans have lost the governorship in NC, they still control both houses of the legislature and they are not going to stop trying to keep minorities from showing up at the polls.

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Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. cited the state’s changed political scene in the order and noted the justices’ did not address the merits of the case.

Source: Supreme Court won’t review decision that found N.C. voting law discriminates against African Americans – The Washington Post

Comey Does Plainly Say There’s No Evidence to Back Trump’s Delusional Claim of Wiretapping

Here’s the follow-up from my previous posting regarding today’s events in the House Intelligence Committee’s hearings: Director Comey did confirm that the F.B.I. has zero evidence to support our Trumpenfuhrer’s vicious and absurd claim — which came out in one of his ridiculous tweets — that President Obama had him wiretapped.

The Daily Mail from the UK is on this story. Their piece covers this angle of the larger story pretty well, even though Comey’s testimony was just completed. It’s definitely worth a look. Beware, The Daily Mail’s site has lots of ads.

Poor Donald. Nobody believes his shit. Except a few folks who get their news from Breibart, World News Daily, Rush Limpbag and Fox Noise. We’re just marking time until we’re delivered from the hell of Trump’s Amerikkka by impeachment, the invoking of the 25th Amendment or Herr Drumpf’s resignation.

Please, sir, accept from my heart the great load of hate, derision and contempt you so justly deserve. We’re just marking time.