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Name: Ernie Ferguson
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Distillation of the ugliness in the souls of the wealthy

Trump has gathered around himself a coterie of the extremely wealthy. Each day their public utterances give us a window into their nihilistic vision of the world. Mnuchin, Carson, Ross care nothing for the teeming masses—citizen and non-citizen alike.

This is what Jesus spoke when he said “it is easier to pass a camel through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of god...”

I’m not religious, but I’ve always felt that the New Testament carries some important lessons that are rarely paid attention to.

Lo, witness the banality of evil.
Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 10:55 AM (0 replies)

Marc Thiessen is a fool

I subscribe to the WP and occasionally start reading one of Thiessen pieces before I realize that he’s the author. I’m always struck by the speciousness of his sneering right wing snark. The world always seems to overtake his aggressive idiocy and shows it to be nonsense.

This one is one of the best ever. He reminds me of Bloody Bill Kristol who was always wrong about everything until he became a Never Trumper.

Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Jan 28, 2020, 11:35 PM (0 replies)


Go figure. I used to worry about what was in my FBI file back in the day. Definitely didn’t think that they were the good guys—more like the American Gestapo.

Now they’re the closest thing we’ve got to good guys. They at least are concerned that there be rules.

Not like this lot of anti-democratic subversives.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Jan 28, 2020, 03:04 PM (0 replies)

A Dallas Morning News reader

A Dallas Morning News reader wrote an impassioned letter to the editor imploring us to only watch Fox if we want to get the real story about the Senate trial.

I’ve been heartened by the LTE coming in because they’ve been running about 90% against our Republican Senators and for conviction and removal.

But then this.

The fight against this kind of willful ignorance will never end.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Jan 28, 2020, 11:58 AM (1 replies)

Spread this one around!

I didn’t know about this one.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Jan 27, 2020, 03:12 PM (1 replies)


Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:59 AM (0 replies)

They are part of the cover up

One of my senators, The Dishonorable John Cornyn, is quoted as having said the impeachment is “insane” in the Dallas Morning News (I will admit to not having read the piece).

Cornyn must be spending some time this morning working on getting the egg off his face.

Of course, they’ll circle the wagons ever more tightly and refuse to listen.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:55 AM (2 replies)

Anybody shocked?

The question at this point is—does Trump ever tell the truth?

He utterly unfit for the office he holds.

This level of complete corruption is mind boggling.

Trump is THE SWAMP.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Jan 24, 2020, 03:08 PM (0 replies)

Isn't that also illegal?

Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Jan 23, 2020, 05:10 PM (0 replies)

The Republic has already been lost

Things now come down to who has the power to enforce their will.

Recall what Stalin said about the Pope, “How many divisions does the Pope have?” (This may be a misattribution).

If you’re dealing with men and women of bad faith then only force will ensure their compliance.

Our system is not designed that way. Their is a core assumption built into our Constitution—that those in government and bureaucracy are men and women of honor and good faith.

How naive and antiquated. Our republic died the day the Bush v Gore decision was handed down. It continues its slow death today but at an accelerated pace.

That which was implicit has now become explicit. The fabric of government is infested with those who hold the ideals of the Constitution in contempt.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Jan 21, 2020, 03:22 PM (1 replies)
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