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Atticus's Journal
Atticus's Journal
January 31, 2020

This is for the Trump trolls and lurkers. If you have not already, we know that some of you will

soon be logging on to the type of website you RWNJ's frequent to crow about "the sweet taste of liberal tears" following your cult leader's "acquittal". But, that would be "fake news".

Want to know why? Listen----

That slight "grinding" noise that you hear? That's not sobbing; it's the sound of millions of us gritting our teeth and muttering "THIS will not stand!"


January 31, 2020

FACTS are not "partisan".

If you rob a bank and get caught, the footage from the bank's surveillance cameras clearly identifying you is no less accurate just because the cameras were installed by someone who belongs to another political party.

If some of the eyewitnesses actually know and detest you, that can be considered in assessing the truth of their testimony but, when corroborated by others plus the video, is certainly admissible testimony at your trial.

Republicans who whine about the "partisan" nature of Trump's impeachment are, in my view, in the same category as those who complain that showing video of them saying what they said is "unfair". Both are saying that facts aren't facts or, at least, that there are "alternative facts" that are "just as good".

January 31, 2020

Does anyone know how many people the 47 Senate Democrats and independents represent

as compared to the 53 Republicans?

Can anyone suggest a site where this info might be found?

January 30, 2020

Make no mistake about this: we are watching a coup in real time.

We have one realistic chance to reverse it and that is the election in November. Between this Friday---when all indications are that Trump will be acquitted---and next November, it is likely that several BILLION dollars will be spent to flood the nation's consciousness with pro-Trump and anti-anyone else propaganda. Anyone who opposes Trump---and some who just don't support him "enough"---will risk being smeared, investigated, prosecuted, fired---or worse.

And, if the coup is not reversed in November, democracy in America will have perished. Oh, there will be the pretense of a democracy for a while; until "election" outcomes are so rigidly fixed that everyone agrees they're unnecessary. Since opposition to the Trumps will be akin to treason and blind unquestioning worship of all governmental authority will be rewarded, the septic tank sludge that comprises "the base" will be elevated to positions of power throughout all levels of goverment---federal, state and local. Eager young fascist sycophants will preside over our courts and our "legislature" will be filled by ideologues of mind-numbing ignorance; racism, misogyny and homophobia will be "givens".

If the above is at all repulsive and difficult to even consider, let me ask you a question: half a dozen years into the above described nightmare, what do you think you would give to go back to 2020 and do more, give more, work harder, speak louder, knock on more doors, drive more voters to the polls?

We are currently pre-nightmare. You still have time to do all those things.

Campaign like your way of life---and that of your kids and grandkids---depends on it.

January 30, 2020

"And the H.I.T.S.* just keep on coming!"

*"Heads In The Sand"

January 30, 2020

An updated version of a classic by Napolean XIV

"They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haa!"

Remember when you spoke to the Senate
And we got on our knees
And begged you to shut up
Or else we'd go berserk

Well you yammered anyhow
And then the hearing got much worse
And now you see we've gone
Completely out of our minds

And they're coming to take us away ha-haa
They're coming to take us away ho-ho he-he ha-haa
To the funny farm
Where life is beautiful all the time
And Dershowitz is right next door
But now
He's bound and gagged
And we're happy they took him away!

January 30, 2020

I agree with Q-Anon!

They are telling their members to drink BLEACH to ward off the coronavirus and I totally agree! Every Q-Anon disciple should "chug a jug"!

"Where we go one, all of us idiots follow!"

January 29, 2020

Gee, it almost seems like both parties already know the questions their own

members will ask! Hooda thunkit?

January 29, 2020

This is something we all know, but maybe a reminder is in order.

If you have enough money, you can buy a poll to "support" anything you want to promote. Period.

And, some who breathlessly post "OMG!-style" poll results are often the equivalents of trolls. I am not talking about "X takes the lead in Blank state!". I am talking about "Y is done for! X leads him/her by 20 points!"

Keep your heads. Trust your common sense. Ask "Who says?" often.

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