Richard Day's picture

    THE NADIR

    I have reached the nadir.

    How much more can I fall?

    And yet, according to Wiki, even the nadir is relative at best.

    We have a potus who lies.

    He lies about his height.

    He lies about his weight.

    He lies about his net assets.

    He lies about his previous statements.

    He lies about his current statements.

    (and these statements are on tape?)

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-trump-compulsive-liar-0116-story.html

    I recall when Cheney was selected as VP.

    This crook had been a CEO of this grand defense contractor.

    So Cheney ended up with this great parachute thingy; speaking income wise.

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2010/may/24/chris-matthews/chris-matthews-says-cheney-got-34-million-payday-h/

    We end up in a war that meant nothing to our nation as far as benefiting US or benefiting that area of the world.

    But Cheney's company ended up with hundreds of billions of bucks off of that war.

    What were the repercussions from all of this wealth?

    Now we have a POTUS who does not even hide his emoluments?

    Spanky just 'earned' half a billion bucks of loans from the Chinese for some Disney type of construction.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/05/trump-organization-indonesia-project-will-benefit-from-usd500-million-chinese-government-loan-report-says.html

    I mean, Trump's companies end up with a piece of the action on this Asian mess and all he had to do to get this prize was a stroke of the pen?

    AT LEAST, IN THE OLDEN DAYS THERE WAS  SOME ATTEMPT TO HIDE THE GRAFT.

    The nadir, evidently, is not the lowest point? Everything is relative to the Zenith?

    I have just been having problems thinking about what to write about in this new era of infactability?

     

     

    I am losing my mind.

    Maybe, it does not matter who POTUS is anymore.

    The American Electorate might have decided:

    Well, what the hell, put a buffoon in office and let us see what transpires?

    There will be no bridge over troubled water in the near future.

    America has chosen her hero.

    And there is not a goddamn thing I can do about it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    You and Rex Tillerson, on the same page, who'd a thunk it:

    [....] former Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson warned on Wednesday that American democracy was threatened by a growing “crisis of ethics and integrity.”

    “If our leaders seek to conceal the truth, or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” he said in a commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

    Even small falsehoods and exaggerations are problematic, Mr. Tillerson said. He did not mention Mr. Trump by name, although the president isprone to both.

    “When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth even on what may seem the most trivial matters, we go wobbly on America,” he said [....]


    I recently scanned this article, or one like it.

    I just admire Tillerson for coming forth?

    I become so morose AA.

    Maybe other more sane voices might be heard?


    Well, that's just so goddam nice of Rex to speak up once he's been fired, rather than resigning say *before* he gutted State Department over a disastrous year for what remains of US diplomacy for his old pal Putin?

    We're back to the "old white dude with cleft chin" principle - got one of those and you can pretty much do anything and people will think you're totally chill, whatever rubbish you dispense.


    Yeah Peracles.

    But this was a former president of the biggest energy corporation that the world has ever seen.

    And he decided that enough was enough.

    I shall serve my country.

    And he began to see that he was serving the single dumbest ruler in the world.

    And he thinks that he owes the world some explanation?

    I can think: fuck him. I guess.

    WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE THIS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE.


    Well, some say the battleground is in our heads, suggesting we all can do something about it:

     

     


    Latest Comments