Trump’s Troubles Increase Exponentially

Yesterday during impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives, the top US diplomat to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified that he had been told President Donald Trump would withhold previously promised military aid to the Ukraine until it publicly declared investigations would be launched that could help his reelection chances — including into former Vice President Joe Biden. Continue reading “Trump’s Troubles Increase Exponentially”

Poor Taste and Hypocrisy-It Seems To Be Spreading

In a display of incredibly poor taste come reports from a Trump campaign fund-raiser where a video was shown that depicted a war on several of Trump’s political opponents and members of the media. In a clip from the movie Kingsmen: The Secret Service, with faces superimposed and Trump is shown blowing up and killing his political enemies.

In what is an amazingly ironic, if not downright hypocritical twist, comedian Kathy Griffin said that, as one of those political opponents pictured, she was in fear for her safety and had contacted the FBI. Griffin, as you may recall, in 2017 was pictured herself in a clip where she was holding the bloody and severed head of Donald Trump. So apparently, showing a massacre with the head of her victim wasn’t something that should be threatening, but when Trump did the same thing she was concerned enough to contact the FBI.

Ah, but let us be consistent. Equally as hypocritical are those Trump backers who said that Griffin, back in 2017, was implicitly threatening the President with her depiction of violence. Yet when the same thing is done by the President’s campaign, then it goes without outrage that apparently was only reserved for those such as Griffin.

In Thinking Man’s mind, both are despicable, and those who are outraged by one and not the other—regardless of which is the object of outrage and which is ignored—are hypocrites and lack the ability to be objective and think independently.

Ex-GOP Governor and Presidential Candidate Comes Out In Favor Of Impeachment

While many GOP officeholders have been quiet and very circumspect about the impeachment inquiry that has begun in the House of Representatives, there are beginning to be exceptions. Continue reading “Ex-GOP Governor and Presidential Candidate Comes Out In Favor Of Impeachment”

Weekend Quick Takes-Start Of The NBA Political Season And More

In this week’s quick takes, we take a look at the hypocrisy of the NBA (and other celebrities) and other news of note.

China Ain’t So Bad

The NBA showed its hypocrisy this week. The General Manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted sympathy for protests in Hong Kong against increasing totalitarianism by the Chinese government. As with any dictatorship, China did not approve of criticism of its authority and cancelled the broadcast of an NBA pre-season game.

The NBA, seeing the potential to lose money, quickly backtracked and tried to downplay any criticism of the Chinese government. Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes-Start Of The NBA Political Season And More”