Trump’s lies about wind power, and solar, and natural gas are over the top.
In a debate where the candidate had to point out that people need to be able to breathe to be successful, there isn’t much hope for America when the pro-suffocation candidate still has a shot.
In Trump’s opinion, the country was on top of the world in January. And the plague is the only thing that went wrong, and he says it was China’s fault. Even though Trump praised Xi for handling the virus early in the year.
AOC, Fauci, Bernie Sanders, all will likely have strong responses to the litany of Trump’s lies tonight, having all been named by the Republican candidate. Lincoln would have wanted his turn at the poor pitiful Trump pinata too.
The news around the world has been more awful than usual, with the President of the USA purportedly getting over his COVID-19 infection, while on dexamethasone (a powerful, potentially mind altering steroid) threatening to kiss guys in the crowd of his maskless rally.
The UK is announcing plans, and at the same time saying they won’t work.
And here in Saskatchewan there’s an election underway, both for the provincial and municipal governments. I have some hope that Regina might elect a few new Councillors, but there’s a religious homophobe running who shamed the Public School Board recently, and no clear, strong alternative to the present right wing mayor. Jim Elliott is running, and would make a good mayor for the years ahead, but Regina’s voters are largely too out of touch with our planetary ecological breakdown to realize that.
But the provincial election is a corrupt dumpster fire. The media continues their effort to shut out the Greens and any other party. And no wonder. Look who pays them:
Big media outside of Saskatchewan is required to get great coverage of what’s going wrong here.
Trump is a terribly despicable person. One might say deplorable. And he surrounds himself with terrible people, and is supported by terrible people. While embarrassing his country with a disgraceful debate appearance, he refused to condemn a racist hate organization, instead telling them to stand by and go to the polls to “watch” people. What he’s doing is an election crime, something his supporters know and are acting on well before election day:
Trump has had his Postmaster General order the destruction of actual mail sorting equipment, in a year when mail-in votes are expected to be mainstream due to the pandemic. The pandemic that got out of hand because the President downplayed how serious it was despite knowing it was very serious. Why can’t conspiracy cranks latch onto that coincidence, instead of blaming the Sun?
And this was all written before we knew he’s COVID positive, and was gallivanting around the country without even a mask on. He exposed Biden and Wallace to the plague. A lot of his close advisors and staff are testing positive for the plague tonight even, like Conway, and his campaign manager. No, not the one who got tackled by police a few days ago for weapons charges.
There is a public health disaster if Trump survives. Let me explain. He’s spent months telling people that the virus is no problem if one takes an ineffective drug intended for Lupus. If he pulls through, and odds are he will, then his mindless supporters will think they’re even more invincible. He’ll likely get a patriotism sympathy bump in the polls, which could put him over the top in November.
One shouldn’t make the mistake of feeling sorry for the big, fascist baby. As Naomi Klein put it, his illness is a crime scene, not an accident. His negligence has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. Previously only automakers could claim that sort of death toll on Americans, now the President is an honourary automaker, from his hospital [death?] bed.
Republicans are believing Trump’s lies. They’re accepting dictatorship.
“I’m worried and very sad. This is worse than an Orwellian dystopia, and they call it “western democracy”.” – VecchioJames
If you wondered why not many bankers went to jail for the 2008 financial collapse they caused, this might be part of why:
Obama and the Democrats are beholden to these criminals too. Electing Biden won’t do much to punish the people making American a great burning disaster, but maybe there will be a greater chance of fighting them than with Republicans in charge of the Senate and White House.
$2T happens to be the first amount requested by Justice Democrats to stabilize the American economy through emergency payments to all Americans as a sort of Basic Income.
Meanwhile Julian Assange has lawyers fighting for his life in a UK courtroom the past week. He founded WikiLeaks, and made possible the sort of leaks that reveal these oligarchic crimes. American oligarchs are pushing for him to die in an American gulag for committing journalism by branding it espionage instead. Funny how criminals consider someone a spy if they reveal their crimes to the world.
Trump asked his supporters to commit a major crime, months after saying anyone who said what he just did, would make any Republican feel ill.
Major newspapers barely mentioned the scandal.
As David points out, longer lines at the polls will result from Trump counseling Americans he thinks will vote for him. This is an additional crime of voter suppression. Fewer Democrats will vote if the lines are obscenely long.
There isn’t a day that goes by without Republicans doing something evil, so why write about this? Because the November election is critical to peacefully removing Trump from office in November. It may be the last chance Americans have short of him stroking out.
The average Trump cultist isn’t going to care that months ago he said the exact opposite, but everyone else should know about it.
If you’re old enough, and into American odd news, you’ll remember Jerry Falwell saying he thought the purple Teletubbie was gay. His son carried on in the family tradition of spreading religious themed bigotry and hatred of queer people.
There’s no problem if the Falwells’ amplified, vocal hypocrisy didn’t hurt other people while they had their fun. Or were they blackmailed?
They had Marge Simpson respond directly to a real political actor referring to the Democrat VP candidate’s voice as if it sounded like the cartoon character voice acted by Julie Cavner.
The Simpsons have long delighted me when they talk directly about American politics. Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.