When you're too exhausted to be outraged
I'm with you on the cult of trump. Check out this list from the Book of Proverbs on the things that God detests: There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
Does Trump leave a box unchecked? Yet, all of my Christian friends think of him as the second coming.
CTF? Yes, I have it too. Maybe you can find one of those class action lawyers to work it up. They have squeezed asbestos and tobacco dry and are probably looking for something new. I can hear the late night TV commercial…. Or how about CTF Bingo?
Well said. If only the news media would/could ignore him.
I am so chronically fatigued over the Orange One I can't even comment..
Matt, you continue to fascinate me, (mostly with your bonus tracks-which play like my own private juke box!) Nancy Griffith? Other Voices was the soundtrack to my courtship with my wife. And 27 years later Nancy still gets play. And of course there’s the fly fishing, but then the real meat, there’s that Trump thing…so I’m not sure if I’m more worried about me or you. Should I read someone who believes so similarly? I feel a little like the Woody Allen line about joining a club willing to take me as a member! At least you write brilliantly, whereas I only can read brilliance.
It’s not about Trump!
It’s about rule of law, Congressman who get rich while in office, government running our lives, poorly, legalized drugs, looking the other way with child porn, open borders and noncitizens voting and receiving government benefits, it’s taking care of America. I only worship one, and it is not a man or a government.
God is my lord and savior!
Amen, I am sooo exhausted and yet, I have trouble staying away from it...sigh
I am also worried and I wish we could get some divine intervention when it comes to Trump, because nothing else is working...
I have to know if something does work, finally
The GOP has become the party of ignorance and fear, its functionaries so loosely moored to reality that their utterances must be presumed to be lies until objectively proven otherwise. How sad. I identified as a Republican for a while, once upon a time. I was and remain economically conservative and socially liberal. There used to be a place for people like me in the GOP.
The nation needs a party on the center-right to keep those of us on the center-left financially prudent. Perhaps the Cheneys and the Kinzingers, the Pences and the Hogans will somehow wrest control of the GOP from the neofascists. But I doubt it. Perhaps they and others will cobble together a new party. Perhaps Trump will become president for life - or at least presidential candidate for life (the man knows a good grift when he sees one).
I have just barely enough confidence left in my fellow Americans to think that Trumpism has hit its high water mark, that Trump, DeSantis, and the entire Republican clown posse will see the GOP wither in coming general elections. But I'm hedging my bet. I'm shopping for an apartment in Europe. It can be an AirBnB for now and a bolt hole if I need it.
My dad was a PhD in Political Science. A great thinker, voracious reader and conversationalist until the day he died. He always wanted the best for the common good. The last voice mail I have from Dad, which of course I listen to from time to time, is partially about politics. He doesn't mention Trump by name. Instead all he says is this: "About the current political scene, there isn't anything there for men like you and me." Dad would applaud this article.
I don't think Trump loves himself, I think he hates himself. To cope with that he has created an image of himself that he can love, and he will defend that image to his last breath, because if it is shattered, he will be forced to see that sad, useless, unworthy little boy he has always been.
While I take exception to well-wishes for Laura, I take no further exception to ML's brilliant and proper perspective. Well done ML.
Matt, I voted for Gerald Ford while you were still pulling girls pigtails, and every GOP nominee since - until I left in 2016. The GOP is irretrievably broken, so why not do what I did six years ago? You don't have to join the AOC Dark Side, become an Independent. When the only party members left with integrity and honor are on the way out (Cheney and Kinzinger), it's time to abandon that sinking ship.
That was one of the most appropriate examinations of the orange tangerine I’ve heard. I had been coming to fret about you because I feared you were locked into their sort of crazy world. (Never trust a right-winger, I always say. :-). Or a Bible-thumper, even though I’m trying to be a Christian myself). We have reached the level of insanity in politics that all I can do is mock people. I’m reflecting on my fellow Virginian, James Madison, I’m pretty sure this is not what he had in mind for our republic. What disturbs me the most is that the current situation is exactly what that horrible man, Bannon, advises. Flood the zone with shit, they’ll never keep up. He’s right, but who wants to trade in all of their integrity for what amounts to a shallow, pathetic life. I’m sure his grandchildren would be proud….just a little joke there, I’m pretty sure the demon was not able to have children.
Well,what good is a title if you can't abuse by it !
And have we forgotten about the Q already ??
And I don't mean Quincy Jones.
I think we have a perfect 10.
Thanks for the tracks, Matt. Nanci Griffith is the only performer my wife and I went repeatedly out of the way to see live. We miss her.
Trump is all the things you mentioned, granted. However, Pelosi, Shumer and company are equally heinous, they just lie cheat and steal within respectable norms. If you’ve been paying any attention at all you’ve taken note of the Democrat’s unceasing trashing of the country through CRT, emasculating the military, and undoing the fossil fuel industry without serious thought to what can actually replace it. I abhor Trump,but, a little fairness in pointing out the excesses of the other side would be useful.