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H2O Man

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Blast from the Past

"Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I'm fucked," Trump said.

Trump became "angry and lambasted" Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, according to Hunt's notes.
"How could you let this happen, Jeff?" Trump asked his attorney general.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/politics/donald-trump-mueller-report-end-of-my-presidency/index.html


Maybe it's just me ...... but I take pleasure in remembering how Trump viewed the potential end of his presidency when he was informed that Robert Mueller had been appointed. That should have resulted in his removal from office.

I'm glad he is on his way out now, and I hope that he again is aware that he is fucked.

Being Our Fist

"He's the estranged father who returns on Christmas Eve to murder his wife and children." I didn't need to ask my brother who he was talking about when I read his e-mail. A few moments later -- before I had time to respond, his second message came through: Trump had just fired Mark Esper.

A few hours later, he sent a picture from this summer, of Trump giving Esper a hate stare. "These are the eyes of a man who is not well," he wrote. I responded by saying that on DU about a year ago, in a discussion about Trump's being a sociopath, I had noted that one could see the evil within him from his eyes. I noted that a number of forum members agreed.

An hour later, he wrote that he thinks Trump will try to start a war with Iran in January, declare a national emergency, and refuse to participate in a peaceful transfer of power. I had to disagree, at least in part, with this. It is far more likely, I suggested, that he escalates his war on America, and declare that it is a national emergency requiring him to remain in office. The firing of Esper can be viewed in that context, among others.

I am confident about the eventual outcome. I think that the judicial branch will -- exactly as community members that know have assured us for over a year -- hold strong. That doesn't mean ever decision will go our way, of course, but Joe Biden will take the office on January 20. Thus, the important questions involve how much damage Trump and his cult will do between now and then, and how do we respond to hold them in check.

While it seems obvious to me, it may be worth saying that there is no single correct correct response, but there are incorrect reactions. Individuals and groups that are progressive, liberal, moderate, or conservative Democrats can -- and should -- view different things in very different ways. Yet we cannot afford to allow these differences to divide us in our struggle to repair the damages the republicans have inflicted on our society. No single person or sub-group within our party has a monopoly on being right.

I'm reminded of something that Onondaga Chief Paul Waterman taught years ago. Individuals and even groups are like a single finger that our enemy can easily twist and break. But together, those fingers form a powerful fist, capable of protecting all of us.

Be part of this fist.
H2O Man

Flagging Upstate New York

"If I am what I have and I lose what I have , who then am I?" -- Erich Fromm

He stood, bent over the railing of his deck, in between his Trump flag and his X-mas light American flag. I could not see his face, of course, because of the distance between my property and the place he rents downhill from me. More, his head hung as if he had been disgraced in an athletic competition that he had entered overconfident of victory.

Despite the pleasant weather we know as "Caucasian Summer" in the northeast, last night marked the first time in weeks that his extended klan had not had a loud, drunken party on that deck, complete with contests of who could be the loudest in predicting Trump's re-election. Hang-overs, as I recall, are less pleasant when you have lost. And, as long as he remained motionless, I feel safe in assuming he was hung-over.

Being more likely to be reading Q-anon than Fromm, he may not be ready to take his Trump flag down. And that is okay, at least from my perspective. It serves as a reminder of exactly why I enjoy keeping to myself. I head back up to my house.

Witness




"For No One" is surely one of Sir Paul McCartney's finest songs. John once noted that it was a great example of Paul's ability to write outstanding lyrics when he wasn't self-conscious, and the man could definitely create the music to back his best songs. I picked this one for a reason: most male adults have, at some point in life, been able to relate to the sad mood of the song.

Other male adults can't relate to it, because they don't do "sad." They do anger and rage instead. These are the "look what you made me do!" males. And Donald Trump is one of them -- far from the only one -- and thus the topic that I'd like to discuss here. He is angry that America has moved on.

Obviously, he believes that he has been betrayed. He is angry at every person who did not vote for him. More, he feels that he was betrayed by his supporters. They did not do enough for him, those darned losers. And so we can be sure that he will try to punish America, and cause harm to her, before she has Joe Biden move in.

Keep in mind that this will become worse, in his mind, when his campaign's attempts to use the federal courts to steal the election. He thinks that because he has appointed federal judges and Supreme Court justices, they owe him loyalty. He is convinced that loyalty includes going against the will of the people, against the laws of the land, to support his naked effort to complete his goal of turning the US into a banana republic. It will not happen.

Now let's consider some of the sociological issues related to angry uneducated white men who support Trump. First, it is important to understand that riots generally do not take place when a group is treated so badly that they feel hopeless and helpless. They tend to take place when a group that has been -- or believes they have been -- oppressed, but then something gives them hope, and then that hope is crushed. This is not the only recipe for riots, but it is the most common one.

Trump had convinced the uneducated white male cult members that the Democratic Party was planning to steal the election. He called upon them to "monitor" voters at polls, which would happen. This is known as a "dry run," intendiing to intimidate those seeking to exercise their constitutional rights. Similar tactics, by no coincidence, had been taken during the summer's protest. People died as a result. Then the FBI and Michigan state police arrested a group of angry, frustrated, uneducated white males, who had engaged in preparations to kidnap the governor.

Since Tuesday, being incapable of coming up with something original, the Trump campaign sponsored a group re-acting the 2000 Brooks Brothers riot in Florida, which attempted to stop votes from being counted. Yet, this was worse, as it was a clear call to action on the part of the proud boys that the president had recently ordered to "stand by." It worked. Armed angry uneducated white men began attempting to intimidate those counting votes in Arizona. And last night in Philadelphia, police arrested two men who traveled from out of state, to attack a center for counting votes.

At the same time, the votes are being tallied slowly. The official outcome is being delayed longer than the judges' decision when I kicked a hometown favorite's behind in front of a rowdy crowd -- especially if beer was sold at the fights. While neither you nor I can say for sure why this is taking so long, when the outcome has been obvious for days, I have a few theories. I'll limit this to one that I suspect may be at play.

Everyone here with solid experience with interrogations is familiar with this. More, I've seen numerous good lawyers follow the same outline in questioning a witness. (Regardless of how one thought about the OJ Simpson trial, both Barry Scheck and Johnnie Cochran were masters of this.) This method is most commonly used by detectives as a step up from the old "good cop/bad cop" method with more sophisticated suspects, and relies upon biology.

You start by taking a serious tone, noting that this interview is important. Use the formality for a period of time, then shift to being friiendly. Pretend to believe that what the person is saying is important. Let this go on for a bit, then shift quickly to a key that creates a high level of tension. The person's adrenaline will rise. Keep this going until it spikes, then quickly shift to a more friendly tone. The adrenaline will flatline.

Then you move physically closer to the suspect/ witness. In a tone without emotion, you take the fullest advantage of their being mentally exhausted. They are no longer able to keep what they have previously said straight. (I remember the first time I demonstrated this method to my supervisor. After the interview, she laughed and said, "Jesus, am I glad you weren't my father!"

The Trump cult's hopes were raised on Tuesday night. The majority of them actually believed that Trump would win. Their adrenaline increased. When the Biden-Harris team began to take the lead, the adrenaline spiked, and they were at the highest risk for widespread, semi-coordinated violence. Starting Late Thursday into early Friday, it dropped. Today it has flat-lined. This doesn't mean they aren't angry, or do not pose a substantial danger in the weeks to come. But it does mean that, during the delayed results, a very serious flashpoint was avoided.

Stay safe. Do not engage with Q-anoon types.
H2O Man

Can You Help?

Help wanted! We are now hiring people from in and around the states of Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Arizona to assist in filling out one million fraudulent mail-in ballots per state. George Soros is paying workers $75 per hour, tax-free, Chairman Mao is providing meals, Fidel Castro is providing luxury hotel rooms, and Tucker Carlson is providing entertainment.

With the help of Iranian computer experts, we have been able to make significant progress in post-marking each ballot as being received on November 2. More, we have brought in rapists and murderers from Central America to count the votes. We assume that there are very good people on both sides of the open border.

Today




Stay strong! We have this!
H2O Man

Good Grief

“When someone is telling you their story over and over, they are trying to figure something out.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


The alarm clock kept ringing, which was odd since I do not have an alarm clock. Nor do I have need for one. Raising slightly from the couch and attempting to clear my mind, I recognized that it was the telephone. It can be difficult to get in a much needed nap on election day.

By the time I stood up, the ringing had stopped. Very few people understand or appreciate the difficulties that old, retired people who keep nothing that could be said to resemble a sleep schedule face. Hanging up after the phone rings a mere seventeen times could be considered rude, especially considering we are in the early afternoon hours.

Suddenly, after maintaining my balance for an extended moment, I become aware of a very sad voice coming from the television. It sounds familiar, yet distant. I know that I know who it is, but there is something different, like a person trying to process some tragic news. I look at the television, and see that it is a somewhat subdued Donald Trump, repeating the lines of his campaign, the fictional accomplishments of his presidency.

"Low Energy" Donald is trying to figure something out. He knows that he is losing the election. His on-going attempt to construct a wall of denial has faltered. The rage has carried him though the past week, when he appeared to be a coyoted in the final stages of suffering from hydrophobia, snarling at memories of past opponents, foaming at the mouth. Hillary haunts him. President Obama taunts him. The American people, in his mind, are disloyal, despite his demanding the loyalty required to view covid as a democratic hoax. Will the federalist judges he has appointed hold strong? Or join the vast conspiracy against him?

"Winning is easy," he says. "Losing is hard." As if the public no longer remembers that he was a "sore winner" after the 2016 election. Like a drunk who started a fist fight, realized his terrible mistake, and hopes that his saying, "I quit!" will save him from the ass-kicking about to be delivered his way.

Though he lacks the emotional range necessary to experience true depression, as a sociopath he is able to recognize it on the faces of those around him. He is convinced that they have failed him. Why did Rudy follow that tail into the hotel bedroom on the Borat movie? Why did Don Jr. make an ass of himself on Fox? Why did Laura Ingraham wear a mask? Why is Eric Trump alive? Why did he let that worthless putz Jarad marry his only daughter?

He sees Ivanka, with her plastic smile, her hopes of becoming the first female president diminishing with every passing minute. His legal team has been telling him for months that his sons are not the only ones at risk of being indicted in New York State in 2021. He blames Michael Cohen.

Donald Trump cannot accept what is happening.

The Election

A lot of the people that I know are anxious about this week's election. There are, as I understand it, two primary reasons for their discomfort: first, the fear that Trump might be able to steal the election, and the America dies, or second, that Biden wins, and the Trump cult/ rabid right engages in prolonged violence. These are legitimate concerns. I have seen some polls that indicate a significant percentage of citizens share them.

The Biden-Harris ticket is currently winning, and will continue to beat Trump-Pence. Let's consider the reasons for this. The Trump cult has, at best, expanded its voting base in one area, that being their children who have reached voting age. The Trump campaign/administration has gained the support of some of the new federal judges and justices who are opposed to voting rights, which is more significant. Still, the voter turnout for Trump will not be as large as it was in 2016.

Trump's presidency has caused a number of significant groups to withdraw their support for him. These include those groups such as the Lincoln Project, that are openly and actively campaigning for Joe Biden by attacking Donald Trump. It includes female residents of the suburbs, who now recognize that he has betrayed them -- as well as some of the non-suvurban white women who voted for him in 2016. It includes a number of people over the age of 60, who are concerned about the virus, and know that Trump failed to protect our country.

Likewise, Trump's presidency has motivated the Democratic Party to unite to vote Trump out of office. In some states, activists have been registering new potential voters since Trump took office. There is evidence that young people, including many who are not registered Democrats, have been voting. Several groups that sat out the 2016 election recognize that was a significant error, and are now actively supporting Joe Biden.

Those groups detailed in the previous two paragraphs may seem small in some cases, and sparse in some states. That may be true. But think back to how many states that Trump won by very small percentages of the votes in 2016. Subtrack a small number of votes for Trump, and add a larger number of votes for Biden, and in those states, the outcome changes.

Biden-Harris not only wins the popular vote by an impressively large number, but will win the electoral college vote in a manner that places our team on the dean's list. Every person reading this who has already voted, or will by the time the polls close on Tuesday, is a participant in this honorable struggle.

Now, for the problems. We know that in some states, there are on-going attempts to deny citizens their right to vote. And there are attempts to reject ballots cast. By no coincidence, literally all of these attempts to deny access to the democratic process are aimed exclusively at Democrats. There is not a single case in the country where attempts to deny Trump supporters their right to vote is happening. Despite this, Joe Biden will win.

There is a legitimate concern about republican attempts to get federal judges to "select" Trump as the winner, much like the Supreme Court shamefully did in the 2000 election. But our team is prepared for this attempt. While there will be attempts by republicans to confuse the country by denying reality, stay strong -- for Joe Biden will win.

This brings us to the second serious concern, that of angry Trump cultists resorting to violence. As much as I wish I could say that this will not happen, it will. The only question is how wide spread the violence will be. And this, of course, includes consideration of timing. Trump will remain in office until late January, 2021 (unless he resigns, seeking a Pence pardon), and he will definitely attempt to pour gasoline on the fires across America. And his brain-dead supporters will answer his call for chaos. Those familiar with "chaos theory" understand both how and why the seeds for this were planted early, and are already beginning to sprout.

Joe Biden will win. And then we begin another phase in the struggle.

Peace,
H2O Man

Steal this Dossier

In 2016, Fusion GPS contracted for what has become known as the "Steele Dossier." It consisted of "raw intelligence," much of which was confirmed in the months after it became public. Unfortunately, it was not used to its full advantage, and Donald Trump "won" the election.

Now, as Election Day rapidly approaches, Confusion GPS has contracted with two Deep State senior agents of deceit to create the "Steal this Dossier." For the sake of this secret document, the two agents are going by the secret code names of "Peter Strzok" and "James Comey."

As we reclined in the comfort of Peter's living room,and before we began compiling this dossier, Big Jim pulled out a joint that would make Bob Marley proud. "What'd ya got?" Peter asked intently. " Big Jim's eyebrows raised suspiciously, and in a monotone he responded, "Ancient Ferriter Cove Leprechaun Bog Fever Weed, from County Clare."

"The last time Jimbo brought this stuff out," Peter said, with a devious laugh common among spies," was in early 2018. We got so high, we decided to create 'Q-Anon', to divide the republicans so the Democrats could take the House and impeach Trump. It was part of the Deep State blueprint. Then when we quit doing it, a month before the elections, Jimmy Kallstrom and Rudy Giuliani had some of their buds take it over."

As we sat back to complie the dossier after burning the number, Big Jim suggested that we request readers to add any lie that they can come up with that, in the year of 2020, either could or should be true. Please feel free to add your contributions.

Here it is, folks:

1- The SPCA of Wisconsin has filed charges against Senator Ron Johnson for cruelty to animals, for his unprovoked attack upon and killing of his neighbor's puppy. Johnson's attorney said that the senator plans to plead "no contest" to the charges, after the Trump re-election campaign withdrew its endorsement of Johnson.

2- On Saturday afternoon, Trump will sign an executive disorder, mandating that parents must be armed with guns at all high school sporting events, to increase public safety. Trump will state that, among other things, many of the high school sports referees belong to Antifa, and that parents have the right to protect their hometown team's lead.

3- Scientists and medical experts were confused by internet photographs of Mitch McConnell, that showed the Senator's face discolored with blotches of purple and brown. "It's very strange," Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN. "We always assumed that Trump's scrotum was bright orange."

4- A spokesman for Rudy Giuliani told reporters that Rudy was prepared to tell the truth about the ingamous scene in the new Borat movie. "He thought he was about to get his stinger in some honey," the spokesman said, "and he was under the sicere impression that the gal was at least 17. He thought he recognized her from Jeffery Epstein's island. But after he saw Samantha Cohen interviewed on television last week, he determined that the president would prefer he denied the whole thing."

5- Lawyers for Stephen Miller's foreskin have filed papers in Family Court, seeking that the circumcised skin be fully emancipated immediately. According to many experts, Miller is attempting to wear the dead skin as a headband, since his previous attempt to hide his baldness failed
https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/12/17/18144716/stephen-miller-spray-hair-loss-toppik-glh


Now, Dear Reader, we have gotten the ball rolling. If you could add a wild rumor or two to this dossier, it would be appreciated. If ten or twenty million American patriots could add a lie about a repyblican, it would be a movement. And even if Arlo has indeed decided to enjoy a well-earned retirement, the final results of the dossier may prove of interest to Sarah Lee.

It's Getting Better



It's happening. The Biden-Harris team is beating the Trump-Pence team. And everyone, from the campaign to the grass roots, is a participant in this most important struggle. And as long as people keep participaring, it will continue to get better. Vote, make phone calls and send e-mails encouraging family and friends to vote.

It has become obvious why Jarad Kushner attempts to avoid speaking publicly. His recent interview on Fox was disgusting. Tapes of his interviews with Bob Woodward document that he is an evil, pompous, imperious poodle, a surprise to none.

Think of it: not only getting rid of Trump and Pence, but rid of Jarad, Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric, not to mention the first First Lady to declare a war on Christmas!

Keep your eyes on the prize.
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