Thursday, 25 June 2020

LIAR, LIAR, your pants are on FIRE: the FACT CHECKERS have got your NUMBER

Original photo by By Gage Skidmore
Since he took office (Jan 2017) Trump has told 20,000 whoppers. His off the cuff, whatever comes out of his mouth, gets a lot of attention. The boss* of the Washington Post Fact checker team wrote a book that tells all: Donald Trump's Assault on Truth: Misleading Claims, False Statements, and Flat out LIES. 60% of his statements were awarded PINOCCHIOS - around 1000 total. How apt to use the long-nose, lying anti-hero - T and P go together like bread and butter.

Fans and foes are so used to Trump' s lying they often give it a pass - 'Just Trump being Trump'. Not the Washington Post the Fact-checkers. But T's mind-numbing blah-blah sometimes has consequences. When he promoted 'injecting disinfections ' (Clorox for one) as a possible cure Coronavirus, some idiots took him at his word. Now that he's behind in the polls (12% on Fox) his lies and exaggerations have escalated. It ain't pretty. Like watching a whale blimp lose altitude before it crashes.

Some high-ranking Republicans have advised him to claim that he created the strongest US economy ever (not true). Then quit the stage and  'fade away'.** Leave the scene before he cracks under the weight of almost four years as LIAR -in-CHIEF.

* Glen Kessler
** Like his hero, Gen. Douglas McArthur I sent a message asking how may Pinochios Trump  earned. Received a quick reply form Glen Kessler.

Sources: Washington Post, internet, cable news

Next week: HELSINKI SUMMER 2020


Not much to add here, the populist right-wing is still on the rise globally too, and our little birdland here in Finland is no exception. The first victim is the facts. Like Pinocchio would say, "sad".

Remember to vote.


Saturday, 6 June 2020


On 5 May, at 12;46 in the morning, Trump went on a twitter rampage. What set him on fire was the viral video made by Republicans; 'MOURNING in AMERICA*'. A  black-hole mirror-image of Ronald Reagan's famous, sunny 1984, MORNING in AMERICA.  The Never Trump Republicans  LINCOLN PROJECT  hit their target – Trump's shattered ego. The video scooped in 2 million from 25,000 donors.

Another group of Never Trump Republicans launched: REPUBLICAN VOTERS AGAINST TRUMP: a third-generation Republican opens with, 'I'd rather vote for a tuna sandwich' and then gets serious, why he can't vote for Trump in 2020. It packs a punch because it's up close and personal. With 10 million in their war chest there will be more Voters Against Trump videos. True. These Republican attacks are like shooting bee-bees at his huge re-election machine, but if they switch just a few votes in the battleground states** Trump would lose the electoral college vote.

More Rep T-bashing videos are in the works. The Never Trumps dead serious about defeating Trump. It's a shot in the arm to know there are Republicans ready to fight for the Republic. Joe Biden is not a first-rate candidate. But he's a decent guy, who knows the ropes and can attract the best people to work with him.  Members of the Lincoln Project came out and endorsed Biden. They know four more years of TRUMP and there might not be a REPUBLIC.***

*RICH MITCH:  The video shows how the Republican leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell got rich as a Senator from Kentucky, While the state he represents is at the bottom end of the US for health care, job opportunities and education.

**Battleground states: Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, No. Carolina

***When Benjamin Franklin (1705-1790) was asked after a session of the Constitutional Convention, "What kind of a government have you given us?" he replied, "A democracy, if you can keep it."

Sources: Washington Post, internet

Next week: LIAR, LIAR, your pants are on FIRE.  FACT CHECKERS have got your NUMBER


Well, not much to add to this. I just hope the good people of the U.S.A. are wiser in the coming elections than they were in 2016.