This post was originally posted to my blog “MN Noreaster.com”. I am trying to decide what blogging platform to use, Blogger or WordPress. Please bear with me. Craig
see also this post: You Sold Your Soul
Super Blue Blood Moon Day!
Before we start, let’s start the day over:
|Sergio Garcia Rill CNN|
January 31, 2018
Now I feel better all over again. Today was a corker. I was still in rehab when the Super Blue Blood Moon arose so I missed it. I am going to check out a video of it later. I would feel guilty since I posted an article about it. One hundred and fifty years ago, January 1918 was the last Trifecta. There will be another Lunar Elicpse is in July 2018 but we won’t see it in North America. The next total lunar eclipse will be on January 20 and 21st 2019 that we can view. July 4 and 5th of 2020 for much of North America. I had a lot of fun researching that blog post.
A friend on Facebook reminded me of Hubert Humphry today. A reprinted a quote of Humphrey’s: “The moral test of government is how it treats those in the dawn of life, the young; those who are in the twilight of life. the elderly; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, the unemployed. Humphrey also said, “compassion is not a weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.”
Mr. Humphrey was Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969.
Let me see, yes that was a troubling time also.
But not as troubling as this.
After all, that was at the time of the Vietnam War.
The time of the Tet Offensive. The time before the huge buildup up began.
Yes, that was a troubling time as I recall. (I wrote a blog post on an incident during my boot camp
Before we get into Trump’s State of the Union Address and believe me we will! I want to quote what Senator John McCain said in his speech upon receiving the Liberty Medal on October 16, 2017:
…“We are blessed, and we are a blessing to humanity in turn. The international order we helped build from the ashes of world war, and we defend to this day, has liberated more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history. This wondrous land has shared its treasures and ideals and shed the blood of its finest patriots to help make a new, better world. And as we did so, we made our own civilization more just, freer, more accomplished and prosperous than the America which existed when I watched my father go off to war on December 7th, 1941.”
He then began the most telling part of his speech:
“To fear the world we organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last hope of the earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious, nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems are as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history. We live in a land made of ideals at home and their champion abroad. We have done great good in the world. Leadership has its costs, but we have become incomparably powerful and wealthy as we did. We have a moral obligation to continue in our just cause, and we would bring more shame on ourselves if we don’t. We will not thrive in a world where our leadership and ideals are absent. We wouldn’t deserve to.”
Reactions to the State of the Union Pictures
What were your reactions to the State of the Union? I saw the pictures that were painted when I read the various accounts.
1. I saw the picture of trump’s raised fist, copying another racist leader.
2. I saw the picture of Guantonimo remaining open, for political prisoners?
3. I saw republicans foaming at the mouth like rabid dogs
4. I saw trump abandoning the rule of law “I don’t have to enforce the sanctions against Russia”! I saw the picture of the Director of the CIA meeting with a sanctioned Russian spy. REALLY?
5. I saw trump, as I predicted: using a well-worn playbook written by Hitler.
6. I saw trump as smiling after the 2018 elections. The elections are rigged. The CIA director said so – mark that down.
A picture is worth a 1,000 words. Trump painted these pictures time and time again. They don’t deceive as his words do.
He has subverted the rule of law by forcing out the deputy director of the FBI. Mueller is to quickly follow! The repubs will make it happen.
Newspapers and news outlets will be muffled!
You think trump moved fast to destroy America last year?
He has lulled some critics to sleep or at least to shut up.
He has laid the groundwork for killing the Mueller investigations.
He has rallied the morally and ethically to do his bidding. They will not oppose him as they abandon the United States of America.
He has said what he will do.
The Eleven Lies
1. 2.4 million jobs have been created.
2. Rising wages.
3. Unemployment at a 45-year low.
4. Stock market gained $8 trillion in value.
5. Biggest tax cuts in history.
6. Tax cuts massive relief for the middle class.
7. Slashed corporate tax rate so companies can compete. Family income increases $4,000.
8. 5 million workers have received tax cut bonuses.
9. Tax cuts, Apple announced it will invest in America $350 billion. Apple may have planned at that earlier.
10. “Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico.
11 We are proud to do more than any other country to help the needy, the struggling and the underprivileged.
Robert Riech Facebook Posts written by Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, Meg Kelly of Washington post.
What the speech sounded like throughout America
Trump was declared “there has never been a better time to start living the American Dream”.
That overused phrase may have fallen on thousands of deaf ears.
A father in New Jersey, whose son died from a heroin overdose; in Phoenix, a mother of six from Mexico grew increasingly worried about the future of her two daughters (DACA).
In Denver, a veteran of the Afganistan war wondered why the President kept sending more troops without a clear plan of action.
“Trump: “We have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission – to make America great again for all Americans.”
When Trump claimed the African-American unemployment rate is at “the lowest ever recorded” Kandice Webber dropped her fork in Houston.
When he labeled the recent repub tax cuts “tremendous relief” she relabeled it “The biggest tax heist”.
A black couple in Cleveland can’t get past Trump’s rhetoric.
A woman that served in the Air Force likes the way Trump takes care of the military and first responders. She was disappointed he didn’t propose a plan to defeat ISIS.
A man in Milwaukee finished Trump’s sentences for him. And mocked his rivals and was ecstatic about the infrastructure spending.
Thanks for Stopping.