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How to spell “fish” (GOTHI)

 

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“Tonight’s Installment Is About Fear”

Nicole Wallace issued the above statement, regarding the first night of this Republican Convention on NBC just now.

A vote was defeated to unbind all delegates, which would have afforded the insurrectionists a last chance to keep Donald Trump from being the official Republican nominee.  In three nights, he will become just that.

Recently there were shootings of two armed, but licensed black men, who were stopped by police in Baton Rouge and in Minnesota, in a city called Falcon Heights.

A couple of nights later a shooter murdered five cops and wounded 6 more in Dallas during a #BlackLivesMatter peaceful protest.

Two days ago, a Black Independence Movement activist murdered 3 cops in Baton Rouge.

Last week, in Nice, France, 84 people were murdered when a man drove a truck into a crowd during a celebration.

People are on edge.

Tonight’s first night of the Republican National Convention has been spent ravaging the record of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  She has been blamed for individual crimes perpetrated by people who crossed the border illegally and by terrorists in Libya.

So after all the rousing scares, Mr Trump’s 3rd wife, Melania on Twitter  is giving her speech (Twitter) in favor of her husband.  She is doing a fine job of saying nice things about her husband.  So far not mentioning the two older women that The Donald has gotten rid of in favor of herself.   However she is acquitting herself honorably and vows to work in favor of women’s and children’s health.  Who could argue with that?

She appeared with dignity and poise, something that some say she hasn’t always done Melania’s downside .

But she didn’t scare anyone, so that makes her a win for Trump.

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James Comey Spanks Hillary – and We’re Still Not Voting for Trump

We were recently reading about when James Comey (acting Attorney General) went to protect John Ashcroft (Attorney General) from being bum rushed while he was near death, by Alberto Gonzalez (remember him?) and Andrew Card (White House chief of staff under GWB) to get him to authorize warrantless wiretaps. Comey came out yesterday and laid waste to Hillary Clinton and yet, didn’t indict her. Since we know he’s a Republican and we have evidence that he is an honorable man, we can either assume she shouldn’t have been indicted or we can assume she should have and he was just too scared to hand the election to Donald Trump. Either way Hillary is reduced to being publicly embarrassed and put to shame and Trump is still unworthy. This is the least hopeful election that I have personally ever seen. If I could imagine putting the fate of the world into the hands of Donald Trump i would vote Republican. But I still have hope for the world. James Comey rescues John Ashcroft

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So they voted … and UK leaves the EU

Experts on TV say it will take to years to unwind the ties between the two.  The £ lost 10 percent of its value vs the $ today.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 610.

CNBC digs in!

It seems to me that it was a foolish choice by British Prime Minister David Cameron, to offer a referendum at all.  They say it was to placate a right wing challenge to his power in a recent vote.  Now there is speculation that Scotland may want to rejoin the EU and possibly leave the UK.

Some British experts are deciding the implications on PBS right now.   Someone suggested that the manufacturing people in a “LEAVE” area who make Nissan cars, will have hurt themselves by voting “leave” and making it harder for their employers to sell their products to the EU they just voted to break with!

This may break up the UK!  Some say it could break up the EU!  And the immigrants the Brits are afraid of turn out to be Poles!

[yes, too many !!!s]

The troubling implication is that the conservative, older, anti immigrant voters decided to dump the EU and those older white conservative voters in the US, are likely to vote for Trump in our election!

If right wingers vote like right wingers, this may be predictive for us.

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Today’s A Big Day (The beginning of the end?)

An international enemy, run by sick sadistic people under the guise of a peaceful religion.

Fighting a brutal dictator (aren’t they all).  And the last country we broke is now carved into segments fighting the same dictator AND his enemies and trying to repress a native minority.

An unpopular pseudo incumbent Democratic Politician fighting against a pathological Republican businessman and “reality” TV star for the Presidency of the United States!

The U.S. involved militarily in more countries than we can count, just in the middle east, after several of them have had “color” revolutions followed by resurging strong men leaders.

And, now, from our strongest ally a move to break away from their economic partners in Europe.  Tomorrow’s plebiscite in the UK will decide if the UK, with its already unique and special status within the EU, will vote to see if they want to break away from the rest of the European Union.    Wall St Journal on what could happen

This may cause oil rich (and never really friendly to “a bunch of wankers” (Trainspotting) Scotland, to break with the UK and re-attach to Europe.

Would Wales follow?  Are we looking at the end of the United Kingdom? How will that affect our strongest alliances?

They say every 20 years we have a war, but a major revolution, possibly even a World War, hasn’t happened in 70 years!

Political unions can be a cause of war.  Can dis-uniting cause peace?

Big news tomorrow!

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Donald Trump can’t handle the world

June 20, 2016 (S0lstice)

I see him as impulsive, vain, and not real bright. I’ve heard him described as always punching back. I fear he will perceive a personal slight, that may or may not be real, and try to use the US Military for his personal vengeance, bringing about a military, international or constitutional crisis. Europe is being flooded with refugees, it may lose Great Britain (and the UK may break up as it is) There is a 2 country war in Syria/Iraq, that the US doesn’t want to fight, but which the world is looking to us to lead. I have friend’s who had kids over there. It looks like a stronger US presence in Syria could improve the situation, but this is on the heels of two wars totalling 15 years. Our blood and treasure is too limited for this volatile person, who is unfit intellectually and emotionally, to serve. An entangled war which includes, Turkey, the Kurds, Iraqi Shiites, Iraq Sunni radicals, Saudi oil and money, Syrian Shiites, sick Sunni extremists, a destroyed ancient civilization in as well as a destroyed modern state both in Syria, 4 million refugees and Russia, just at the start, is far too complicated for this self aggrandizing impulsive, intellectual lightweight. We have the prescription for WWIII here and we need Churchill not Benny Hill to deal with it all. Hillary is at least a grown up.

(edited for spelling 6/24/16)

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In Re Trump and President Obama

According to “Morning Joe” Trump is trying to associate President Obama with the shooter in Orlando.

Trump inferred this in his non sentence way, that there was some kind of association between the two.  http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/trumps-implication-obama-was-involved-in-the-orlando-shooting/486770/

And there is this from Yahoo.com https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-show-isn-t-funny-000000627.html Regarding John Kasich’s disavowal of Trump.

When I asked him about Trump’s reaction to Orlando, he didn’t bother calibrating.

“’Terrible,” he told me. “Terrible. It’s not the way you operate as a leader. Terrible. ‘I told you so’? What’s the magic of that? You know, who doesn’t know we are vulnerable to radical Islam? Everyone knows we are vulnerable to it.

“And then,” Kasich went on, “to somehow insinuate that the president of the United States accepts this or condones this, it’s just outrageous.'”

Perhaps this event, is the bridge too far, at which some of us have been longing for Trump to arrive.

The hope being that when he gets there, people, (Republicans) will leave him.

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