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.

FBI Director James Comey Confirms the Bureau is Investigating Russian Interference and Possible Trump Campaign Collusion

FBI Director James Comey Confirms the Bureau is Investigating Russian Interference and Possible Trump Campaign Collusion

That the Bureau is conducting the investigation is not a surprise. This is breaking news as Director Comey is still giving his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee at the time I’m typing this but anyone who has even the slightest awareness of what’s been going on in this country for the last six months or so knew the FBI was looking into Russian interference in the just-concluded Presidential election. And into whether #DonTheCon or any staffers jumped on board with Putin and his underlings.

Our Trumpenfuhrer can call the story fake news all he likes, this story and this investigation are NOT going to go away.

The FBI will get to the bottom of it. Someone’s going to be indicted. Our unPOTUS will be impeached or removed from office by other means and the results of this inquiry — the existence of which was just explicitly confirmed by Director Comey — will most likely be a big part of why.

I still do not know whether the Director’s testimony will address Herr Drumpf’s ridiculous accusation about being wired tapped by President Obama; I’ll pass that along here in the very unlikely event that you have not by then heard/read about it from 16 other sources.

Outdoor activities, amateur photography and restaurant reviews are still the main topics here but this is a YUGE story and I decided to chime in.

I hope your Monday is off to a good start. I’ll be checking in a little later.

Still spreading contempt for our scum-bag unPOTUS, I am,

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

John Glenn, Space Pioneer, Has Passed at 95

John Glenn, Space Pioneer, Has  Passed at 95

I did take note when Arnold Palmer passed back in September. Today the news is of another towering American icon: fighter pilot, Astronaut and former Senator John Glenn.

We boomers who came of age in the ’60s followed his every exploit and idolized this pioneering space traveler as much — quite possibly more — than any other American from that time in our history. My idols from boyhood were Mickey Mantle, Ethan Allen and John Glenn. That was my “holy trinity” of American heroes! And I stand by those choices today, though we’re many moons past the Friendship 7 mission…

John was 95 and saw — and created — so much amazing American history in his long and wonder-filled life. To read a good and thorough obit from Mr. Glenn’s hometown paper, The Columbus Dispatch, follow this link.

His wikipedia entry is also a good read for those of us who remember and loved this giant. That can be read here.

Godspeed, John Glenn.