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Stuart G

Stuart G's Journal
Stuart G's Journal
May 31, 2020

A movie about a good cop.."Serpico"

True story about a good cop & what happens to him. Quite sad, but totally true.

"An honest New York cop named Frank Serpico blows the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him."......from IMBD...Internet Movie Data Base.


Warning: This is a great movie, but..not a feel good move
Al Pacino is outstanding as Serpico.

May 30, 2020

The greatest VP choice in history will not happen..But it is worth creative speculation.

Her name is, Michelle Obama.

Think for a moment about that.
Trump would explode.

May 30, 2020

Trump has proved he is a fool: "No masks at convention, no social distancing"

...Trump is sure by summer everything is OK. The convention goes on without special conditions which
would limit the spread of "The Virus."..."No Mask & No Social Distancing says Humpty Dumpty as he falls off the wall. And all the kings horses and all the kings men, could not put Humpty together again..

... Trump demands no masks and proves he is stupid. Trump assumes that he knows the
outcome of this show. No one knows, but Trump is so sure, that he wants to argue with the governor
of North Carolina. The argument about "The Masks" is a Trump diversion from 100,000 deaths.
Trump argues about nothing. He knows nothing.

... There can be no diversion from 100,000 deaths. (or whatever the total will be at convention time) To start an argument about a safety precaution (one he does not follow) is stupid. Trump defines himself this way, because he thinks he knows it all..(he really knows very little)

...Trump knows it all, & he takes the fall. "And all the king's horses and all the king's men, cannot put Trumpy together again..

May 29, 2020

Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A Changin..1964..

..Back in the 50s and 60s cops got away with murder. Few if any investigations and almost no trials for killing people. Those times have changed. The current example of the cop in Minneapolis. And there was the cop who took aim and shot that fellow running away. Then that cop walked over and checked that person out. I guess this was last year. The shooter - cop got a number of years in prison, as will this guy in Minneapolis. It is so clear about the cop yesterday, but the trial and conviction are yet to come. We will see. But there is going to be a trial, and it will be national news. And that is good.

Three minutes and fourteen seconds, Hit this link (Dylan, The Times They are A Changin):

May 29, 2020

Comparison..Minneapolis to Other Cities with Riots. & One Question:

...Other cities in the U.S. have had riots. This is not the first, and won't be the last. Did the leaders of Minneapolis consult with other leaders who have been through all of this?. Would other city leaders help those in Minneapolis to prevent or lower the violence? I think they would have, and would have informed those in Minneapolis to arrest the cops immediately. Think about that one. One call to someone who has been through this might have helped prevent this..Just ..One Phone Call!

May 29, 2020

Another reason why Trump will lose in November..Simple and Very Clear: Barack Obama.

The last President of the United States had class and the respect of the entire world. He was there for 8 years, and even the Republicans respected him. He was and still is one of the most respected people in the world.

...In contrast, Trump has no class at all. You define him any way you want. Republicans do not respect him..In another thread ..TODAY!!!, THERE IS MORE PROOF OF THAT

....People who have voted for republicans all their lives will NOT vote for Trump. People at DU, know those people and the stories are real and true. Trump has shown himself to be a fool and extremely insensitive. Exact opposite of Obama.. Trump doesn't want to have anything to do with Obama, because it makes him look bad and evil. And that is the truth. Trump is evil & everyone knows it.

May 28, 2020

The "dead democrat re tweet" is the opening for republicans to criticize Trump.

I realized just now,Trump opened the door himself to let in the criticism. That tweet goes beyond what is normal in any campaign anywhere. Yes, there will be criticism of this one, from some prominent people. Just give it some time, & we will hear a lot this weekend. (unless Trump apologizes, that would also be a first)

May 28, 2020

Inciting to riot is against the law..Is inciting to murder against the law too?

I don't know..but it seems to me, that, retweeting, "The only good democrat is a dead democrat" is an impeachable offense and is against the law.." also.

May 28, 2020

Yes, Trump will pay for his biggest lie, "It will be gone, we only got 11 cases, no deaths

Or words to that affect. It wasn't gone, he did nothing to get rid of it ,or slow it down, as a leader should do. He didn't even wear a mask for leadership. Stupid and ineffectual beyond belief. And most important: It is there for all to see in plain sight. Trump doesn't have clue. Sure, 30 percent will believe the liar, but 70 percent will vote against him. That lie, cost people their lives. Not a few, but one hundred thousand. Trump will not win, because of that lie, and he has done nothing to stop the spread. He still doesn't wear a mask.

May 27, 2020

About another very rich guy in government, J.B.Pritzker , Governor of Illinois.

...So, is he rich? According to Wikipedia he is worth 3.4 Billion. His family owns Hyatt Hotels, and he doesn't have to work. I just stopped watching him give an update on the Illinois program to deal with the virus, to come up and write this.. He has an attitude of not giving up and clearly caring about people. I have heard him on the radio many times. Pritzker served as national co-chairman of Hillary Clinton's campaign , and has been part of many philanthropic organizations. As I watched him on TV, there was a sense of real fatigue in his behavior. Yes, it seems that he has been putting in lots of extra hours trying to deal with this. Pritzker is highly respected around the state and elsewhere. He is 55 years old and of course a Democrat. Much more to say, but I am worn out. Thanks for reading this.

I forgot to add this, I live in Illinois, and I voted for Pritzker and he is my governor too.

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About Stuart G

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know...... ..... And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.
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