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McCamy Taylor

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Here is my fiction website: http://home.earthlink.net/~mccamytaylor/ My political cartoon site: http://www.grandtheftelectionohio.com/

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Out of All Trump's Recent Meltdowns, Innocence-gate Is the Most Dangerous---For Him

Alec Baldwin was great. Melissa McCarthy was wonderful! Bowling Green Massacre is timeless. But in between chuckles, if you really want to understand what is going on rather than just being entertained by it, Eric Hobsbawm is still your man. Read his book "Bandits" available at Amazon and you will understand why Trump's gaffe "You think the U.S. is so innocent?" is worse for him politically than all his lies, tax dodging, angry outbursts and bigotry. There are very few things that a self styled Bandit King is not allowed to do. The list includes Cowardice (Think Stephen King's "The Dead Zone.", Rape (of an innocent, not promiscuity which is a virtue in a Rebel King) and Disloyalty to his village, his clan, his family or country. So, if you want to do more than generate laughs, if you really want to drive a wedge between the man and his base, focus on these three crimes. If you don't want to read the book, think about every mobster as public hero number one movie and ask yourself "If a mob boss did this in a movie, would a Hollywood writer have to kill him off before film's end to keep the audience happy?"

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/317945-trump-defends-putin-you-think-our-country-is-so-innocent

"You think the U.S. is so innocent?" is the kind of thing that lefties will hesitate to focus on, because many of them know that U.S. is not innocent. No one is innocent, especially not those who are rich in a world full of poverty. But, Trump crawled into power and stays in power by pretending to be Don Corleono. Mob bosses and Revel Kings hold onto their power by painting the world in black and white---Us versus Them.

How will you know when Trump steps out of characters in a potentially politically damaging way?Ask yourself "Would Al Pacino say this?"



Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sun Feb 5, 2017, 01:44 PM (0 replies)

Scary Math: Trump Copies Hitler + Attacks the Courts +Declares Himself Above the Law Equals WAR!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/politics/visa-ban-trump-judge-james-robart.html

The New York Times headline spells it out in plain English "Trump Attacks Judge."

In an early-morning Twitter post from his waterfront Florida resort, where he is spending the first getaway weekend of his presidency, Mr. Trump wrote, “The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!

On Friday night, the White House said it would direct the Justice Department to file for an emergency stay of the ruling, by Judge James Robart of Federal District Court in Seattle, that would allow continued enforcement of the president’s order.

Judge Robart, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, declared in his order that “there’s no support” for the administration’s argument that “we have to protect the U.S. from individuals” from the affected countries, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan and Libya.


"Overturned" by whom? Not the Courts. Every court so far has ruled against Trump and the 8 member SCOTUS will be no different. So, how does Trump, leader of the executive branch plan to "overturn" a ruling by the judicial branch which has been empowered to oversee the Department of Justice and the nation's police?

History spells it out. Hitler, outraged that the German Judicial system failed to serve as a kangaroo court for the defendants in the Reichstags Fire, created a special "People's Court."

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005467

Hitler determined to increase the political reliability of the courts. In 1933 he established special courts throughout Germany to try politically sensitive cases. Dissatisfied with the 'not guilty' verdicts rendered by the Supreme Court (Reichsgericht) in the Reichstag Fire Trial, Hitler ordered the creation of the People's Court (Volksgerichtshof) in Berlin in 1934 to try treason and other important "political cases." Under Roland Freisler, the People's Court became part of the Nazi system of terror, condemning tens of thousands of people as "Volk Vermin" and thousands more to death for "Volk Treason." The trial and sentencing of those accused of complicity in the July Plot, the attempt to kill Hitler in July 1944, was especially unjust.

After the war, prominent Nazi jurists like Curt Rothenberger, Franz Schlegelberger, and Josef Altstoetter were tried in the Jurists' Trial of the Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings on charges of "judicial murder" and other atrocities.


Political reliability. That's what Trump wants. He has the Legislative Branch in his pocket and now he is going after the Judiciary. What will he do? Have Congress reduce the judges' salaries to $1? No, that won't work. There is only one way he can achieve his goal--- declare war so that he can set up special military courts and secret prisons to dispense politically reliable justice.

I humbly suggest that we skip over the part where millions of people die in a senseless war, our national debt goes up by ten trillion and a bunch of military tribunals replace our nation's judiciary and condemn thousands of Americans to suffering and death before being disbanded after a crushing military defeat or revolution. Maybe we should act pro actively, instead, to preserve our very sound, very sensible, very judicious judicial system and our democratic form of government.

War is coming. Be alert. Watch for the early warning signs---like Trump declaring himself to be "our country" and above the law. We all saw in 2002-3 how easy it is to sucker Americans into war. Do not be fooled again. When they show us "yellow cake uranium" tell them where they can put their "yellow cake uranium."




Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Feb 4, 2017, 04:34 PM (7 replies)

While We are Distacted by "Bowling Green Massacre", Putin Wants Trump to Help Him Invade Poland

This ought to be a huge story. Trump's folks are asking for phony intelligence about Poland invading Belarus. Think "yellow cake uranium." Why would Trump want intelligence about Poland invading Belarus? So Putin can invade Poland.

According to one U.S. official, national security aides have sought information about Polish incursions in Belarus, an eyebrow-raising request because little evidence of such activities appears to exist. Poland is among the Eastern European nations worried about Trump's friendlier tone on Russia.


https://apnews.com/9a5a5fbbb2ba45b2b9316e1734ec22eb

It is very easy to laugh at the "Bowling Green Massacre." But between chuckles be sure to gnash your teeth and let your elected officials know that you are not on board with a Russian invasion of Poland that Trump's U.N. nominee will approve by preventing any U.N. action in defense of Poland.

Thanks to highplainsdem for highlighting this story at DU! Now go rate his/her post up so that it will get more attention.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10028594421
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Feb 4, 2017, 03:46 PM (10 replies)

Can Anyone Who Graduated "With Honors" Really Be as Dumb as Kelly Anne Conway?

Serious questions. Unless she lied and cheated her way through college and then law school, I don't see how any one can be a stupid as this woman wants us to think she is. "Alternative facts"? "Bowling Green Massacre?" These are worse than Ann Coulter at her worst (When she praised our Canadian allies who fought beside U.S. troops in Vietnam. Guess that's why Canada accepted so many draft dodgers during the Vietnam War.)

So, consider this possibility. Maybe Conway, who used to work for Mike Pence still works for Pence. Maybe she has dyed her hair blond and come up with a bunch of outrageous things to say that will make Donald Trump look like an incompetent who has a dumb blond for a top adviser. Her Orwellian remarks in particular made Americans feel even more unsafe and has probably contributed to the whopping 40% who want to see Trump impeached.

Consider the possibility that Kelly Anne Conway is Mike Pence's Nancy Reagan. Or maybe his Lady Macbeth. Does the POTUS employ a food taster to check for drugs in the coffee?




Posted by McCamy Taylor | Sat Feb 4, 2017, 03:30 PM (22 replies)

If You Want to Understand Trumps Continued Appeal to His Base, Read Bandits by Eric Hobsbawm

Here, I’ll make it easy for you. This is the Amazon link.

https://www.amazon.com/Bandits-Eric-Hobsbawm/dp/1565846192/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1486170977&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=bandits+hobsbaw2n

Too bad it isn’t on Kindle, then you could get to work right away delving into the minds of the people who still think the sun shines from Trump’s ass two weeks into his administration when his disapproval rating is greater than 50% and 40% of registered voters want him impeached!

With so many people so very, very angry and afraid of Trump, why do your relatives who watch Fox News still cheer for him? Are they stupid? Are they being paid? No, they belong to subset of Americans who read and hear the same news that you and I read and hear and react to it in an entirely different way.

These are the American peasants, rural downtrodden workers (and by “rural” l I mean “small minded” not small town) who dream about an idyllic past when everything was peachy for them and the tiny group with whom they identify---usually their family, maybe their church or social circle or profession or town if they really are from a small town. And then, the snakes crawled into Eden and stole their birthright, and they were cast from the garden. Now, helpless, friendless, hopeless, all they can do is pray that someone---a King will come to stamp out the snakes and restore their Eden. And, since the “snakes” have official titles like “officer” and “boss” and “judge”, the King will have to be a rebel. He will have to be willing to break the law, like Jesus in the Temple. He will have to be a Bandit King.

For Trump’s supporters, up is down and right is wrong. Trump’s supporters are the kind of folks who automatically cheat on their taxes, steal internet access, leave their bills unpaid, file frivolous lawsuits. Lying comes as naturally to them as breathing. That’s because they know in their hearts that there is something wrong with the world. In a just and right world, they would be happy. If they are not happy, then something is wrong with the world, not them. And their religion---apocalyptic—teaches them that it is right and virtuous to destroy anything that makes them unhappy or even uneasy. Make that anything they do not understand.
Here is a quick list of things which Trump’s base do not consider sins in a Bandit King.
1.Nepotism

2.Cheating

3.Recklessness/Impulsivity

4. Being Spiteful

5 .Lavish Spending

6. Crimes

7. Lies

8. Promiscuity

9. Vulgarity

10. Poaching public lands

11. Bigotry

12 .Egotism


Note that much of what normal people hate about Trump’s first 14 days falls into one of these categories. We hate his bigotry towards Muslims and Latinos and women. We hate his lies. We despise his massive ego. We cringe whenever he tramples over the rule of law. His tweets are infuriating. The way he openly profits from his position of power, the way he rewards his family and friends—to ordinary, reasonable Americans these are the signs of an unfit political leader. We worry that he will lead us into war. We worry that he will kill us or bankrupt us. We worry that the world as we know it will come to an end on a whim of the enormous man-child whom the Russians have installed as our president.

But to one of the peasants who has been longing for the coming of the Bandit King, these vices are all virtues.

What would make the peasants change their minds? Very few things, actually. Bandit Kings are cut lots of slack. However, even Bandit Kings have to follow certain rules. Trump’s base will abandon him if he is ever proven to be guilty of

1. Rape

2. Cowardice

3. Injustice (towards his supporters )

4. Being stingy (towards his supporters)

5. Double dealing and backstabbing (his supporters)

Not much to work with, I know. Journalists who really want to drive a wedge between Trump and his base should probably concentrate on how individual hardworking Americans are suffering from Trump’s policies. But be warned. Bandit Kings have a nasty habit of dying and turning into legends.

P.S. Note that the Evangelicals who are hoping Trump will bring Armageddon only showed signs of abandoning him in the primaries over one thing--the whole "pussy grabbing" affair that was awfully close to rape. But then the FBI and the MSM got the topic of conversation back to Hillary the Witch's Emails and the Evangelicals forgot about the rape. The way to knock Trump out of power is to prove a rape allegation.
Posted by McCamy Taylor | Fri Feb 3, 2017, 09:59 PM (4 replies)

What Will Happen When Trump Tries to Declare Martial Law?

He has defied the Judicial Branch. He has fired the acting Attorney General---which is actually worse than Nixon's infamous Saturday Night Massacre (that was just a Special Prosecutor, not the Prosecutor for the whole country). He is rewriting legislation, which means he is trampling all over the legislative branch--although the Republican wimps in Congress are pretending not to notice (must be some pretty bad blackmail material that Putin has on them). He is threatening to stifle the press and impose a state religion. And his popularity is in the toilet, all in a brief 9 days. One in 100 American marched against him a week ago. At the rate he is going, soon one in two Americans will have protested him---the half that do not picket being too young or too old or too sick to take to the streets.

Where does this all end? Trump has backed himself into a corner and has only one play left. He can declare martial law. What will the military do when this happens? I am predicting that all those generals whose asses he has been kissing (see link)

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-generals-cabinet-232396


will give him a big "Hell, no!"

Note that I did not write "if". That is because he is obviously planning a military coup. Why else would he be making so cozy with the Pentagon while taking a big Trump Dump all over everyone else?

I suspect that Putin told him "Get the military in your pocket, then you can do anything you want." Putin does not know the U.S. and he does not know the U.S. military. We swear to defend the Constitution, not the person who happens to be acting as President.



Posted by McCamy Taylor | Tue Jan 31, 2017, 08:15 PM (19 replies)
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