Bengha-ssia

Remember how the Republicans hounded Hillary over the Benghazi, Libya, killing of four American embassy officials? Remember the relentless hearings and “investigations” that Congress “conducted?”

Please, don’t get me wrong. I am very sorry about those four deaths and, perhaps, there could have been done more to protect those Americans. But it wasn’t Hillary who killed them, it was Libyan rebels.

Now, we are learning every day that more and more of Hairball’s lackeys have been meeting with the Russians who, coincidentally, have meddled in our elections on behalf of Trump right about the same time that these meetings took place. And the Republican-controlled Congress’s response? Tepid, at best, except for a couple of Senators and Representatives.

And do you remember how Hairball claimed during the lead up to the elections that “the system is rigged?” Can you imagine him howling now if the outcome had been reversed?

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions lied. But that’s OK now. For Congress and for Hairball. And, apparently, for most Republican voters who, until now, were such anti-Communists. Make no mistake: Putyin is KGB through-and-through, irrespective of how many churches he visits.

I am more and more disgusted every day. In my last blog, I called the Hairball’s team Russia’s “bitch.” I was wrong. They are far worse than that. They are traitors. Any apologists for Putyin are simply unable to comprehend how the Russians work or, worse, they are agents of  Russia. Either way, this sorry lot must go.

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The Kremlin’s “Suka”

You gotta love this: at the CPAC (Conservative Idiots’ of America — wait, that acronym doesn’t match; Oh, well) conference, participants started to wave white-blue-red flags with “Trump” written across the blue band. These little flags were handed out by a man in a suit, whom participants assumed to be a staffer.

Apparently, most people didn’t realize that it was the colors of the Russian flag they were waving with Trump’s name across it. But, of course, they didn’t recognize it, because my little dog knows more about the countries of the world than these morons. But it is very apropos that they would be waving these flags, because this entire current U.S. regime is a suka of the Kremlin.

Oh, what is “suka?” Why that’s the Russian word for “bitch.”

The Jew-Haters

There are basically two types of Jew-haters. One group is made up of  the bigoted rabble who hate Jews, although they don’t exactly know why. The second group is a collection of politicians, hucksters, clergy, and an assortment of other immoral characters who tell the mob to hate Jews.

The first group, the hooligan rabble, don’t just hate Jews. They hate pretty much everybody. They actually hate themselves and their miserable, drab lives, but it is much easier to deflect that hate to Jews, Arabs, Colored People, foreigners, “aliens,” and others.  They are told to hate Jews, Mexicans, Arabs, and it becomes kind of a pastime to forget their own troubles. They think that their lives would be sooooo much better if it weren’t for these others to drag them down. At least, that’s the line they have been fed for thousands of years.

Jew-hating is probably as old as recorded history. Jews were persecuted in ancient Greece, in Roman times, in the Dark Ages and Middle Ages of Europe, and in modern history right up to today. It was always convenient for the ruling class to find a scapegoat. Without going into a lengthy treatise on history, I will just give a couple of examples: During the centuries of the Black Plague, tens of thousands of Europeans died. The disease spared no one, not young or old, or pious or rich. Now, people might have begun to wonder what kind of God would allow this kind of suffering and carnage. When people start thinking, the power structure begins to sweat. A convenient solution? Why, it’s the wicked Jews that are the tools of the devil that bring about the suffering! OK, let’s kill the Jews… and, so, hundreds are burned alive, thousands are exiled, slaughtered, or made to convert to Christianity throughout “civilized” Europe. And, of course, it will be the rabble who does most of the killing. And they will enjoy it!

Where or when it began to be circulated that Jews killed Jesus is not entirely clear. Never mind that Jesus was executed on the orders of Emperor Tiberius by Roman soldiers under the leadership of Governor Pontius Pilate. It was the Jews who betrayed Jesus! This suited the narrative of the Catholic Church very well, indeed. And Hitler’s. And Stalin’s. And so, for hundreds of years, right up to today,  in Catholic and Protestant circles alike, not so openly today, but you do understand Brother So-and-so…, the idea persists and… wink, wink …spread about. These rich Jews, who suck the marrow out of the poor working class, are the sources of all of our troubles.

The reason that I am talking about this now is that there have been a lot of attacks of Jewish properties lately. This is all brought about by the actions of Hairball Trump and his Neo-Nazi Breitbart buddies. Now, Hairball says that he is not an anti-semite. I believe him. He simply doesn’t care about Jews or anyone but himself. But his hateful rhetoric and his wink..wink…Neo-Nazi sidekick, Bannon, are agitating the rabble. The hooligans, of course, don’t really make a distinction between Jews, Arabs, Mexicans, or others. As I indicated at the beginning, they hate everybody equally. All these swarthy people are just “Towelheads,” anyway.

A few weeks ago, I cautioned the Israelis to be very careful with this current U.S. regime. While the Trumpkins are “supporting Israel,” it is under false pretenses. I would also suggest that Jews look at people like Pat Robertson with a weary eye. Pat is not your friend or ally. He and his ilk, want the Holy Land and look to taking it from you one day.

I know that many Republicans are uncomfortable with the current U.S. regime, but they are either too afraid to speak up, or they are getting their pet projects accomplished. They, too, should be very careful about sleeping with the enemy.

 

The Ugly American

Growing up in Europe in the 1960s, we could always tell who was an American  (I mean U.S. American). It was the clothes, the table manners, the way they walked, and a kind of arrogance that seemed to be like an invisible aura about them. We laughed at their choice of seemingly garish outfits; they way they cut up the meat and then put the knife down and dropped their hand under the table (what exactly were they doing under the table with that free hand???); and their complete lack of knowledge of geography or European history. We were somewhat offended by the way they threw their money around and their perceived condescending manners.

To be sure, a lot of our attitudes were defensive and envious. We were still trying to re-build devastated cities, like Dresden, that were leveled in WWII.  We would look at a an American’s Chevrolet and then look at an East German Trabant (a “car” with  fiberglass body and a two-cycle engine that could maybe go 50 miles per hour) and slink away. Even West German Opels and French Simcas weren’t comparable to a Chrysler.

When I moved to the U.S.A. 50 years ago, I quickly discovered that I was wrong.  Americans were a wonderful and generous people, usually kind and very down-to-earth and helpful. Yes, there were jerks; but there are jerks everywhere. I was grateful for being accepted, and helped, and allowed to assimilate into this land and culture. I love the American flag and I still get tears in my eyes when I hear the National Anthem at a sporting event.

It is for the above reasons that I feel very ashamed now. I saw Mike Pence go to Europe to talk with our NATO allies, and I saw an ugly American sent by a gorilla. I can’t describe Hairball Trump in any other terms (apologies to gorillas). Pence, a native “Hoosier” who probably never left Indiana except to live in Alexandria,  VA, while he was in Congress, had absolutely no clue what he was doing.

So, now our foreign policies are going to be shaped by Tillerson (dealing with people’s problems is very different than trying to strike deals about gas and oil); Hairball Trump (we are not negotiating about Dubai hotels and Scottish golf courses, for Christ’s sake); and clueless Pence. And, oh, yes, we have Neo-Nazi Bannon to whisper into Hairball’s ear. Great! Our European friends are rightly nervous. The Kremlin is laughing and celebrating. Break out the best vodka, Boris! Dance for us, Natasha!

Dragon Flying Too Close To The Ground*

I think of women as the fairer sex. Now, now, before you accuse me of chauvinism or misogyny, here is what I mean: I think that most women are more level-headed, treat people more fairly, and are kinder than men. Maybe, that comes from the fact that, no matter what, women are usually responsible for their children’s welfare. Or, maybe, it’s because men have more of that aggression and “stupidity” hormone, testosterone.

There are exceptions to my characterization of women as better people. Nero’s mother, Agrippina; Lucrezia Borgia; and  Leona Helmsley come to mind. Or Sarah Palin.

And most recently, Kellyann Conway. I don’t know where this woman comes from, other than a few factual pieces of information I have read about her. But as Hairball’s main hench(wo)man, she is quite disgusting, a liar, and and an extremely ambitious woman who wormed her way into his confidence and cares only about herself.  She doesn’t appear to be all that intelligent, either. But, then, that’s a good match for Hairball, Pence, and their cabal. Unfortunately, collectively they are dragging down the country with them. Instead of a “Great America,” these bungling idiots make us the laughing stock of the world, not to mention that we are also pissing off a lot of people.

This latest Russia/Flynn fiasco and the incoherent explanation of the sequence of events this morning by Conway, as well as her endorsement of  Ivanka’s junk, and her “alternative truth” comment, should be enough to get rid of her already. She has damaged any shred of credibility beyond repair.

I know that she is not going to be canned. Like a bad penny, or like Sarah Palin (maybe that’s redundant), she is going to keep turning up on the news and on talk shows.  Unfortunately, we are going to have to be disgusted by Ms. Conway for some time to come.

 

*with apologies to Willie Nelson

It Has Begun: Breitbart Nazis, Watch Out

When I grew up under a totalitarian Communist system in the 1950s and ’60, anyone who dared to oppose the regime was branded a hooligan and a tool of terrorists trying to undermine the country.  That was also the way the Stalin regime and Hitler’s reign operated. An that’s pretty much what we have witnessed even in the short three weeks of a Hairball administration. The only difference, so far, is that the Bartbreit American Nazis haven’t actually started locking people up in gulags or concentration camps. They haven’t had time for that, yet.

And, oh, yea, the Commies and the Goebbel’s Nazi propaganda machine were also great at misinformation and “alternative truths.” Looking at Ms. Conway and that press secretary, Spicer, I can even see the resemblance between the those regimes’  henchmen and this one.

But, make no mistake: Americans are not going to tolerate this attempt at hijacking our country, and the backlash has already begun. I saw on the news the reception that Utah Republican U.S. Senator, Chaffetz, received last nigh in Salt Lake City. The Administration is, of course, going to spin this as a bunch of thugs, hooligans, and anarchists disrupting the meeting, but don’t believe a word of that.

We, U.S. Americans, are not going to allow the Nazis or the Communist  Politbureau to prevail. We are not going to allow a Stalin, Hitler or Bannon/Hairball to rule this country. We are going to make our voices heard and we are going to reclaim this land.

The struggle has begun. The people already realize what a horrible mistake it was to give the Republic’s control over to this band of marauders. As the Polish workers who revolted against the Communist regime in 1980, said:

Solidarnosc !!!”

DAP, Immigrants, Etc.

THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE:

I am not against oil and gas extraction. I am not against pipelines. I agree that in some ways pipelines are safer for the transportation of the highly explosive Bakken crude than the “bomb trains” currently in use to move this stuff.

The only thing that bothers me is that the Army Corps of Engineers and the state of North Dakota decided that this pipeline might pose a hazard to Bismarck’s water supply, and their solution was to move this to the Sioux tribe’s water supply. Them Injuns are getting the shaft again, like they have been for a 250 years.

IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES:

During the presidential race I had a  large, home-made sign in my yard against bigotry and immigrant/refugee bashing. My neighbor’s response was to have a large, professionally made sign that said, “BUILD THAT WALL.”

I know my neighbors. They are decent people. Any time I ever asked them for anything, they have been helpful. I know that if needy refugees showed up on their doorsteps, they would not be turned away.

Yet, it is so easy to demonize people we don’t know. Cheap politicians stir up hatred for their own selfish purposes. They make bogey men out of men, women and children who are trying to escape from horrendous circumstances, whether those conditions exist in Syria or Honduras or Somalia. And these neighbors, with their English, Irish, and Italian surnames are now the ones that want to keep out persecuted people they know nothing about, but yet loathe for reasons they could not describe.

U.S. SENATE: Shame on these people for censuring Elizabeth Warren last night. Little by little, free speech is going out the window. Senate Rule No. XIX?  Give me a break. More like a gag order. This is so reminiscent of what happened in Germany in 1933. But these people need to remember what happened to the “Thousand Year German Empire:” It lasted 12 years.