Archive for the ‘Donald Trump’ Category

May 22nd, 2022 - 3:45 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Can we cut out the inflation B.S. now?

CNN does most of the work, so I’ll refer you to their article here, and summarize highlights and correct errors. 1. The blame game The headline says, “Washington can’t have an honest debate about inflation,” which is true. That’s because “it’s largely a char[...]

May 18th, 2022 - 6:19 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Trump still thinks you win by declaring victory

Let’s try a simple quiz. You win an election by: [  ] Getting the most votes [  ] Declaring victory first [  ] Because you want to [  ] Stopping the count when you’re ahead [  ] Doing the election over if you lose Few, if any, Republicans will pick “1,” the correct answe[...]

May 18th, 2022 - 1:17 pm § in Biden, Business, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Russia

$10 gas coming to Washington state? Not so fast.

The Daily Mail, a U.K.-based tabloid with a rightwing slant that I sometimes use as a story source (because they publish suspects’ names and publish photos of the bodies when other media won’t) posted the following headline on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (here): Gas stations in Washington re[...]

May 17th, 2022 - 1:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Wisconsin’s fake electors sued for $2.4 million

“Two Wisconsin Democratic electors and a voter on Tuesday sued Republicans who attempted to cast electoral ballots for Donald Trump in 2020,” ABC News reported on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (read story here). Lawyers for the plaintiffs, who are seeking $2.4 million from the 10 fake electors[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 2:13 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Will Trump’s postmaster go?

Trump lackey Louis DeJoy (photo, left) is notorious for slowing mail service. But I’ll always remember him as the guy who made mailboxes disappear before the 2020 election. (They magically reappeared after the election; see my posting here.) You want an election conspiracy? Well, there it is. [...]

May 12th, 2022 - 3:21 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump wanted to court-martial retired military officers who criticized him

It’s abundantly clear that Trump was lawless and accepted no limits on his power. Admiral William McRaven (bio here), retired since 2014, criticized Trump as a civilian. Furious, Trump wanted to recall McRaven to active duty and court-martial him for “disloyalty.” Same with General Stanley McC[...]

May 9th, 2022 - 2:54 am § in Donald Trump, Economics

Are unions coming back?

After World War 2, industrial unions were the economic backbone of the middle class. Since then, vast numbers of blue-collar jobs have been eliminated by offshoring of manufacturing and automation of what remained, and concerted conservative political attacks against organized labor, starting with R[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 2:46 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Why do Republicans vote for bad candidates?

USA Today has identified “at least nine candidates, mostly Republican men, running for Congress or governor who have been stung with of a range of accusations … from sexual harassment to stalking and domestic abuse.” (Read story here.) Republican voters for the most part don’[...]

May 1st, 2022 - 12:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

J. D. Vance goes all-in looneytunes

J. D. Vance (bio here), a rich guy who got famous by writing a book about poor people, wants to be a U.S. senator. Badly. So badly he’s sold out his credibility and dignity in pursuit of a raw ambition that requires him to pander to crazy people. Vance, in his relatively more lucid days, gras[...]

April 29th, 2022 - 10:24 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

The guns of January

Brian Ulrich (photo, left), “one of the 11 members of the Oath Keepers facing sedition-related charges” from the Capitol riot, pleaded guilty on Friday, April 29, 2022, CNN reported here. Briefly, he’s going to prison for taking guns to Washington D.C. on January 6, 2021. CNN descr[...]