Grow a spine and start impeachment hearings already

I have a degree in Political Science. And I don’t know what the hell is going on.

Everything I learned in school about running a campaign and getting elected is meaningless now, because as we have seen, no one can predict anything.

Anyone who says “We need to choose the most electable candidate” wasn’t paying attention to the last three elections, where we elected the black candidate and then the idiot candidate. No one knows anything.

cartoon by Mr. Fish

And the same thing goes with impeachment. Democrats need to stop worrying about how the public will react and whether it will hurt the party and instead they should just do the right thing.  Don’t wait for the perfect political moment that may never appear. Don’t wait for the polls to be perfectly in your favor. And don’t worry about how Trump and the Republicans will act — they’re going to accuse you of only wanting to impeach Trump and will say you’re acting political whether you start impeachment proceedings or not. They will lie as they have always done.

So ignore them. You took an oath to the Constitution. And it requires you to at least hold investigations about all of this, because if you don’t, you are putting your party over the country — which is the exact same thing the Republicans are doing.  If Democrats do not do this, all it does is set the precedent for the next corrupt President to get away with it.

Do the right thing and stop worrying about the political fallout already, Democrats. Stop worrying about what people who will never support you in a million years think. Stop letting the bullies win.

Grow a backbone.


I miss conservatives

No, seriously.  I may have a completely different view of the purpose of government, but I used to be able to rationally debate conservatives. We’d discuss whether the government should be providing health care, or where we should be spending our money, or how taxes should be set, or even whether the Constitution provided for financial aid to religions and so on.

But the Republican party has stopped being the rational conservative party and is now the party of criminals, racists, and nazis. I can’t debate with these people. They’re not talking about fiscal policies — they want to put migrant children into cages, take away the rights of gay couples, control women’s choices, disenfranchise minorities, give criminals and terrorists guns, and force their religion down our throats — all while supporting criminals in the White House.a2668b92-7c26-4736-b568-feb08d471e03-ax098_4a00_9This is no longer about right versus left, but good versus evil.

Some conservatives may actually disagree with these positions, but they’re remaining quiet because they are getting their tax breaks and that’s more important to them. They’re like the Germans who didn’t support the nazis, could have done something about it, but remained silent because it didn’t affect them personally.

Allowing evil to prevail by doing nothing means you’re evil, too. Good people fight.

I look forward to the day when conservatives take the Republican party back, but I see little evidence this is going to happen any time soon.


It’s no longer about left vs. right

So the New Zealand terrorist talks about white supremacy and how much he likes and was inspired by Trump, and then a Trump supporter drives a pro-Trump float past mourners for the victims. Twice.


Seriously, folks, the evil coming from this criminal White House and its supporters is astounding. This isn’t about political ideology any more. It’s not about left and right.

It’s about good and evil.

Ever read history and said “Man, if I were alive during that time, I’d be fighting those nazis” or “I would be protesting against segregation” or “I would never stand by while American natives were forced off their land”?

Well, now’s your chance.

Have an answer for the future when your children and grandchildren ask you what you did to fight against evil.

Translating Trump’s Tweet

#428 in a series



  1. I don’t understand the difference between satire and real news
  2. I don’t understand the concept of the 1st Amendment’s freedom of speech and press clauses
  3. I don’t know what the word ‘collusion’ means

Trump IS the wall

There’s a way to get things done in Washington. You pass a law, make sure there is money in the budget for it, and poof, it gets done.

At any time in the past two years, Trump could have gone to the House and Senate, both run by Republicans, and gotten his wall financed. He did not do so.

Once the Democrats took the House, he then demanded funding for it. The Democrats said no. “If you don’t give me what I want, I will shut down the government,” he threatened. The Democrats said no again. And he shut down the government.

The House and the Senate then passed a resolution to open it back up again. And Trump vetoed

The Democrats have tried a number of times to pass that exact same bill to reopen government, but now Mitch McConnell, knowing it would pass, has refused to allow it to reach the Senate floor.

“Give me my wall or I won’t reopen the government!” Trump whines like a baby.

“We don’t negotiate with terrorists,” the Democrats say. “You want a wall? Pass a law like it’s supposed to work in a democracy.”

So when the mindless Republicans try to spin this to say the Democrats are the ones refusing to compromise, just point out that this is not how democracy works. A dictator says “Give me what I want or I’ll hurt you,” not a President. Democracy requires you to gain the majority on your side to get a bill passed.

Not that Trump or any of his followers understand politics anyway.

Our Incompetent Idiot President Cries over SNL

“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.” – John Lennon

Trump proved that this morning when he angrily tweeted, all butt-hurt because Saturday Night Live made fun of him:


I know, I know … it’s embarrassing how the leader of our country doesn’t understand basic concepts that a 5th grader learns in social studies. The idea that the press needs to be free to criticize our leaders is so damned important that the founders made sure that was the first thing mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but this wannabe dictator wants to silence anyone who disagrees with him.

And despite what he says, Saturday Night Live isn’t “news” although it is protected by our Constitution just the same. (You know — the Constitution. That thing Trump swore an oath to defend. That Constitution.)

Meanwhile, Fox “News” continually airs completely false things (as any watchdog agency has documented many many times) but Trump has no problem with that because it’s his own personal propaganda tool.

So to answer our idiot-in-chief: It is absolutely legal. Maybe if you had the slightest bit of knowledge and experience for the job you currently hold, you would know that, you incompetent corrupt baboon.


Norwegian Would (This Trump has Flown)

I once had a job raking the leaves
Out in the woods
A socialist job keeping them safe
The best I could

A Scandinavian task that was needed it seems
I moved the leaves from the forest and into the streams

So day after day I raked away
Down through the snow
“An important task” they’d say when I’d ask
I didn’t know

It was demeaning and tiring and I couldn’t see
How this was a process done in any other country

So one day I stopped and took a break
There’s my mistake
The forest caught fire
I didn’t do good
But a Norwegian would