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Will Donald Trump Be Impeached?

The best way to gauge the probability of Trump being impeached or not is to look back at history. There you will find that even if the process begins, the outcome of such hasn’t netted the results Congress were seeking.

The Mueller report isn’t about exoneration or innocence, it was whether there was sufficient evidence to support an indictment against Donald Trump, in which he colluded with Russian officials to win the 2016 Presidential election. The report says in essence, there isn’t enough evidence to support an indictment. Some people, who naively understand the judicial system, insist that a verdict should have been made of guilt or innocence, that’s not how a Federal investigation by the Office of Special Counsel works.

Impeachment_of_TrumpThe conclusion of the public debate isn’t over, largely because the politics, which most of us seem to drawn to like moths to a flame, want to see the modern day equivalent of Trump drawn & quartered. The news media is having a bonfire candlelight vigil over this, because it gets clicks and eyeballs, which translate into ad revenue.

The best way to gauge the probability of Trump being impeached or not, is to look back at history. The House has on several occasions written articles of impeachment. On May 16, 1868 the Senate failed to convict Andrew Johnson on one of the articles, with the 35–19 vote in favor of conviction falling short of the necessary two-thirds majority by a single vote. This is as close as it’s ever come to an actual impeachment of a sitting President.

Influence is normal politics, and aside from politics, all of us attempt to influence other people, this is normal behavior under given circumstances. Going a step further, if you were elected to a public office of any significant level, and before you even took office, there were people in government, sworn to protect the “sanctity of the ballot box”, attempting to destroy your campaign, don’t you think you might be on the defensive? Would you be attempting, of all people, to influence your campaign people, and attorney to see things your way? You bet your sweet bippy!

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was cleared by the FBI of any malfeasance in the phone calls that they had tapped, which Flynn had with the Russian ambassador. Flynn had been cleared on those. There were other things, under the “Logan Act”, whether or not he accepted money for a speech illegally. He was later charged for lying to the FBI. Overall, it was a lot of newsprint over a big fat nothing burger. It wasn’t without consequences for Flynn. He’s been forced to sell his Virginia home to help pay for the exorbitant legal fees.

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Donald F. McGahn II is an American lawyer and is the current White House Counsel and Assistant to the President Donald Trump. It’s neither corruption or obstruction to attempt to fend off constant attacks. Keep in mind this investigation was launched from a FISA warrant that arguably was illegal, because it came through a “leaked” bogus intelligence report. The Comey, McCabe support of the Steele dossier, primarily a work of fiction, was used to obtain the original warrant.

So, what’s the net of all that? Trump had every right to fire Comey, even without this as background. That’s within his authority. The fact that Comey, McCabe & Strozk, were up constitution-page-portionto their eyeballs in deceitful behavior, designed to thwart (unsuccessfully), Trump’s campaign, and they continued after he was elected, to get him removed from office through surreptitious leaks to the press.

Some claim, “the president’s job is to enforce federal law ~ ordering obstruction to save himself from the consequences of his own behavior is unlawful, defenseless and condemnable.” Can I get a Harrumph!?

When FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe announced in January he would retire, upon learning he potentially lied under oath, and after FBI text messages revealed severe anti-Trump bias during the criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton, Comey publicly defended him.”

Some weeks later, during an interview with The View, Comey said he launched the leak investigation which ultimately led to McCabe’s firing.

The McCabe case illustrates what an organization committed to the truth looks like. I ordered that investigation,” Comey said. “The inspector general found that he lied, and there are severe consequences in the Justice Department for lying as there should be throughout the government.

See anything contradictory there?

From a legal sense, I’m not qualified to say the President was guilty of obstruction of justice, and I dare say neither are you. We can debate this until the cows come home, but in the end it’s not something I can control or have any influence. I just wish people would put their energies to constructive, beneficial things for our country, rather than trying to tear someone down.

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Odds may be long on Trump being impeached, but that’s not likely to deter Democrats and their supporters. Even if they’re unsuccessful, they hope the damage that they do will give them the win in the 2020 Presidential election.

 

That’s Snarkastic!

After watching a brief news story on an upcoming movie; Can You Ever Forgive Me?

We may live our lives without our necessarily noticing.

It’s not a conscious effort to be caustic, but it just rolls off the tongue for many of us. It’s most often not humorous, but as in this morning, I recognize a review of the words / situation can make it seem humorous.

It runs in the family. This morning as my daughter is preparing to go to work, she opens up a small bakery box and produces an object from it. “Would you like a lemon cookie,” she says? Not one of my early morning quests, after all, I haven’t had my coffee yet. I accept her offer. She then goes on to say, we (meaning her boyfriend and her) bought a few along with other things, and we didn’t like them, not enough lemon.  Well, with that ringing endorsement, how could I not want it now!?

That’s just the way we roll in our family.

People paid a lot of money just to see and hear movies that were Snarktastic. They made two movies [ Deadpool I & II ] which ran over 3.5 hours combined, and were wall to wall snark. deadpool_lying_down_b

 

The WhoWhat & Where of it all

sarcasm noun
sar·​casm | \ ˈsär-ˌka-zəm \
Definition of sarcasm
1 : a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2a : a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual
b : the use or language of sarcasm

snarky adjective
| \ˈsnär-kē \
1 : crotchety, snappish
2 : sarcastic, impertinent, or irreverent in tone or manner
eg ~ snarky lyrics

Differences between the two : sarcasm usually implies irony, or stating the opposite of what is really intended. Snark snarky implies a more simple and direct irreverence. Snark isn’t necessarily designed to be humorous, whereas sarcasm may be insulting or an exaggerated form of humor.

If I were going to apologize for the snarky comments I’ve made, I could fill volumes.

What about you? What type of humor or active commentary do you have?

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Get out the boots. It’s going to get wet.

 

Same As it Ever Was. . .

This may not be what you want to read or hear from someone, but there’s nothing you or I can do about it. You – me – everyone – are going to die. Having this as a reminder and a terrific conversation starter, let’s go a little further with this, and in the end, it’s all going to make sense. If it doesn’t, I’ll give your money back. Wait! You didn’t pay me. Lesson learned, you get what you paid for…

pair of love birdsThat’s really the first lesson everyone needs, you get what you paid for. Your thinking, that’s another dumb thing, he just said. Well, actually it’s the first smart thing I’ve typed, but you might miss the point.

Whenever you get an offer that sounds too good to be true, it’s definitely not going to turn out the way you expect. Sure, you heard what you wanted to hear, or they’re saying all the right things, however the delivery or the outcome isn’t going to be what’s promised.

Promises made and quickly found to be false.

  • This won’t hurt much
  • Trust me
  • This won’t make you pregnant
  • Hi, we’re from the IRS, and we’re here to help you.

We need to learn how to be critical in our thinking. Although the repeated life lesson is, “don’t trust a promise”, we hear words that we like, and we fall for it, almost every time. That’s how bad relationships start, used cars get sold, and politicians keep their job.

When a politician of your preferred party of choice makes a promise, don’t listen to their words, look at their history of delivery. Here are some examples, which are only applicable when the promise is made. These aren’t their exact words, but it’s what they generally say.

  • I’m going to make your schools better.
  • I’m going to give you good jobs.
  • I’m going to make you safe.
  • I’m going to make things fair.
  • I’m going to get you a tax break.
  • I’m going to really screw over the wealthy but make you a deal.
  • I’m going to protect you from all those bad people outside of our group.
  • I’m going to give you clean water.
  • I’m going to give you clean air.
  • I’m going to regulate all those things that need regulation.
  • I’m going to ban all those things you know need to be banned.
  • I’m going to give you a bunch of free things without concern how they get paid.
  • I’m going to keep you healthy.
  • I’m here for you.
  • And god bless ‘merica …

Does any of that look familiar?

I started out with something that’s known to be true. Then I proceeded to tell you what you probably didn’t want to hear. Well the fact is, everyone lies, some are whoppers designed to sucker you, but to tell their lies they start with something almost everyone accepts to be true. It’s the “mom & apple pie” story we like hearing. Then come the promises. My advice is to not believe them, unless and until they deliver on that promise. Chances are they won’t.

Put on your thinking cap anytime you hear a story that doesn’t fit what you know to be true. Don’t fall for the promises of boyfriend, girlfriend, theologian, politician, soldier, sailor, or salesman. Find out whether something is PROVABLY TRUE, NOT WHAT’S BELIEVED OR SAID TO BE TRUE!

Yes, you’re going to die, but why not live your life on your own terms, and not the promises of someone else?

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