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"rigged"---('rigd), adjective---when used in reference to an election: "the Republican lost" nt

In September of 1961, a wonderful teacher( who had also taught my father ) kindled my

lifelong love of poetry by reading the following poem to my class. Her appreciation of the verse and the expressive voice in which she recited it for some reason touched something deep and vital within the coarse boy I was then and I will die grateful to her for it.

Ma'am, this is for you:

"The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.
The gentianís bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.
The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook-side
Make asters in the brook.
From dewy lanes at morning
the grapesí sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summerís best of weather,
And autumnís best of cheer.
But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret
Which makes September fair.
ĎT is a thing which I remember;
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
I never can forget."

---by Helen Hunt Jackson

Serious question: what is the likelihood of a non-partisan "by-the-book" decision of

the DOJ appeal of Cannon's ruling to the 11th District Appellate Court?

And, does it even matter with the MAGA SCOTUS lurking in the background?

"Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?" In the movie "Beckett", King Henry II

( Peter O'Toole ) asks that in the presence of four of his loyal companions ( I believe he refers to them disparagingly as his "hounds" ). The "meddlesome priest" is the Archbishop of Canterbury ( Richard Burton ).

Within hours, the four murder the priest just as Henry wanted and, spewing faux outrage, he has them executed.

Isn't that same "Beckett" technique being used now by Trump and DeSantis and other MAGA monsters?

Trump did not ACTUALLY ( that we know about ) tell people to threaten assassination and murder or to physically assault police or break into and vandalize the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow our government and preserve his power---BUT does any reasonable person doubt that he intentionally brought about the insurrection?

DeSantis ( probably ) was not foolish enough to ACTUALLY instruct his operatives to give immigrants cash or promise them gifts and housing and jobs to lure them onto Martha's Vineyard-bound planes earlier this week---BUT do any believe he did not "communicate" that he did not care what it took to load those planes with immigrants just so long as he had "plausible deniability" about the methods?

Trump and DeSantis are just as vile as old King Henry and they have LOTS of eager "hounds".

How long before amazed judges across the nation start hearing the "Cannon Gambit" in their


"Your Honor, the sign merely said that 70 mph was the "speed limit", not the "ABSOLUTE speed limit. How was I supposed to know that 92 was too fast? That cop just stopped me because he saw my 'Trump Won!' sticker!"

"Judge, the bank has a sign that says 'Over 37 million dollars available now!' They did not say 'to loan'; they said AVAILABLE. And, besides, I did not write checks for anywhere near 37 million dollars!"

"I deny possessing a 'FULLY AUTOMATIC' firearm, Your Honor. That rifle may be able to spray over 300 rounds per minute, BUT, Your Honor, it will not fire a single bullet UNLESS I PULL THE TRIGGER! How is that 'fully automatic'?"

This virus will spread unless contained quickly .

"Residual executive privilege"---we know which orifice Cannon pulled it from, but will

it stick to the wall?

I cannot help it. I consider this Judge Dearie nothing more than another Trump stooge. I will

be very happy to be proven totally wrong, but that's where I'm at.

When I hear people---many of them Democrats---saying that Dearie is a decent "straight down the middle" judge who was respected by lawyers of all stripes for years, I hear echoes; echoes of all the alarmingly similar assurances I heard about a guy named Barr.

We will soon know if Dearie is willing to "decide" whether documents stamped "CLASSIFIED" are classified and whether Judge Cannon's invention of "residual executive privilege" will survive.

Trump has "touched" Judge Dearie and I fear he will---well, you know what happens to such people.

Judge Cannon writes her decisions aided by MSU---

"Making Shit Up"

I have always disagreed with most things that most every Republican advocated, but there

was usually only a handful that I actively disliked---until the last decade or so.

There are now literally dozens of Republicans who richly deserve a spot on my "plain old-fashioned bad person" list. Some are more brazen and arrogant than others, but what they all have in common is their self-centeredness---their utter disregard for how their words and actions hurt others so long as they profit from them.

I will now begin naming some of those I have in mind, but the list will be very incomplete because I am sure I will hit my disgust limit long before I run out of names:

Trump, Pence, Meadows, Flynn, Barr, Clark, McConnel, McCarthy, Nunes, Jordan, Boebert, Greene, Cawthorn, Gaetz, Gohmert, Cruz, Cotton, Johnson, Graham, Scott, Rubio, Paul, Blackburn, Cornyn, Kavanaugh, Alito, Barrett, Thomas, Abbot, DeSantis,----------that's all I can take!

None of these people should ever hold any public office and treating them "civilly" should end with "not spitting on them".

"I don't know what a 'wonton killing' is."----- Rep. Boebert

Well, dumplin', first they fill you with minced pork and then they BOIL you in soup!

If you survive, purchase a handy book we call the "dick-shun-airy". (It has nothing to do with your husband.)
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