Independence Day Speech by Trump

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, July 3, 2020

A transcript of Donald Trump’s speech with my comments in italics and purple font color. This is a very long read.

8:50 P.M. MDT

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt — very much appreciate it — members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota.  (Applause.)

As we begin this Fourth of July weekend, the First Lady and I wish each and every one of you a very, very Happy Independence Day.  Thank you.  (Applause.)

Let us show our appreciation to the South Dakota Army and Air National Guard, and the U.S. Air Force for inspiring us with that magnificent display of American air power — (applause) –and of course, our gratitude, as always, to the legendary and very talented Blue Angels.  Thank you very much.  (Applause.)

Let us also send our deepest thanks to our wonderful veterans, law enforcement, first responders, and the doctors, nurses, and scientists working tirelessly to kill the virus.  They’re working hard.  (Applause.)  I want to thank them very, very much.

We’re grateful as well to your state’s Congressional delegation: Senators John Thune — John, thank you very much — (applause) — Senator Mike Rounds — (applause) — thank you, Mike — and Dusty Johnson, Congressman.  Hi, Dusty.  Thank you.  (Applause.)  And all others with us tonight from Congress, thank you very much for coming.  We appreciate it.

Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness

Physically, Mentally, Emotionally Abused and Left to Die

Note: The following article contains images that may be disturbing to viewers.

Yes, I am talking about the abuse of pets and other animals by the so-called most intelligent life form on Earth, humans. No, not everyone is abusive towards their pets, but there is the subset of humans who are quite unconcerned with cruel treatment they cause by their indifference.

Lincoln Project

The Lincoln Project

Republicans Working to Defeat Trump’s Re-election

The members of the Lincoln Project are Republicans against Donald Trump gaining a second term in office. The Project makes and distributes political ads that call Trump out on his deceit, lies, and deceptions. They describe themselves as such:

Today, we find ourselves divided again – sectionalism in the country and factionalism in government has led to ever uglier examples of how our political system is failing. President Donald Trump and those who sign onto Trumpism are a clear and present danger to the Constitution and our Republic. Only defeating so polarizing a character as Trump will allow the country to heal its political and psychological wounds and allow for a new, better path forward for all Americans.

They do seem to have their arrows hit the mark when President Trump starts a tweet storm, railing against the Lincoln Project. One of the founders is George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway, an advisor to President Trump. Bet that leads to a lot of silent dinners at home.

Here’s one of their political ads. Give it a watch.

The Lincoln Project (June 24, 2020)

I tend to like their ads. They do not fear Donald Trump or his sycophants. Bear in mind that the Lincoln Project still stands in opposition to the Democrat Party. Their stance is just to remove Trump and send him packing home to New York, or is it Florida? He can’t make up his mind.

There has been enough of his divisiveness, his failure to be a leader. His character is that of a pathological liar and a narcissist. There is a strong movement in the United States for ending racism against Black people, providing them the complete equality they have fought for since they gained freedom from slavery in 1865. Trump sees the BLM as thugs and terrorists.

There also is a strong demand to defund or disband the police in the country. Now, those two words are being used to scare America into believing there will be no police in the US. That is not true. But, there will be a new policing paradigm that removes the over militarized paramilitary police we now have. The police are no longer here to protect and serve the citizens. Instead they are protecting the government, the corporate class, and the ruling class in the nation.

As a country we need to change priorities to improving education, finding the healthcare system that will cover ALL Americans and any non-citizens in the US (both legal and “illegal”) – even if that means some type of national health service, we must build a strong and stable economy that isn’t controlled by corporations or billionaires. We must remove the social security system, replacing it with retirement systems controlled by each individual in the workforce, their retirement should be their responsibility.

There is much more to reform as well. I will explore these topics more in the future.

Until next time

Scales

Some White Americans are Showing Their True Colors Openly – Again

Donald Trump has shown them attacking Black people is once again acceptable

We know that President Donald Trump is a racist. It’s plainly clear to anyone with any common sense. He proclaims it all the time when he opens his mouth, with comments like ‘kung flu’ that he has used in two rally speeches so far.

That’s bad enough, but then we see White Americans figuring that if Donald Trump can do it, so can they. I can hardly stand to be a White American and I offer my apologies for, which will never be enough, the fools who are treating Black people, Americans, like inferiors.

Is it that white people are just being ugly to their fellow American Persons of Color, or have they always harbored hate and can now express it?

USW Capital

Ending the Two Party Lock on the US Government

Both at the State and Federal Level

Are you tired of the two party political system in the United States? Would you like to see a system wherein third party candidates can succeed in being a representative for the people? Is there any way this can be accomplished, to break the two party stranglehold on American politics? Are you wondering how? Okay, let me explain an idea (certainly not the only idea either).

First, let me say that any change to break the two party hold on government will likely require some alterations to the US Constitution. The Constitution will be an integral part of this new political system. There will still be a House of Representatives and Senate as well. Making it possible for third party representation in Congress will provide a benefit that we do not have at the moment. It will provide a greater representation of the people. There are those who don’t want to vote for either major party candidate. While they could vote for third party candidates, they do so knowing that their candidate won’t likely win.

So, how do we end this problem? We change the form of our elected officials at the state and federal level from what it is now to a Constitutional Parliamentary form.

What To Expect

Upcoming Posts

It is difficult to get oneself into a groove of writing regularly. I’m still struggling to do so. It’s not for a lack of topics either.

I’ve got several in mind. Some will be Blog Shorts and the rest of the longer length. Let me list some of the topics I plan to write about:

  • Donald Trump’s Tulsa Speech (full length)
  • Defunding The Police, Not “No Police” (blog short)
  • Republican Zombies: Trump Followers (blog short)
  • Geoffrey Berman: Trump’s Obstruction of Justice (full length)
  • Trump Administration: They Come & They Go (full length)
  • Is Trump Trying to Become a Fascist Dictator? (full length)
  • Floyd & Brooks: A Continuing Pattern (full length)
  • Whistling Dixie: The War of the Statues (full length)

The order that these topics appear is random. For the longer full length posts a lot of research needs to be accomplished. That slows done my regular publishing. Depending of what I find in my research, some full length articles may change into Blog Shorts and vice versa.

So, what I have decided to do is publish on a schedule where on Monday I’ll publish a Blog Shorts (this one being this weeks), on Wednesday and Saturday I’ll publish full length articles. I’ll try it out and see how it works. If I have to shuffle it around later I will.

Now, if you should ever have a topic you’d like to hear about just drop me a line. I promise to do my best to accommodate you.

Now, as for the rest of today I’ll enjoy some Fritos and continue my research.

Until next time

I Usually Don’t Buy ‘Tell All’ Books

The Room Where It Happened by John Bolton

Bolton’s book

Now, usually, not only will I not purchased or read ‘tell all’ books, I also don’t buy books where the President of the United States is central to the book. I figure I lived through their presidency, why relive it?

However, after hearing excerpts of John Bolton’s book, “The Room Where It Happened”, I made an exception. This book covers Bolton’s time as National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump. Now, my personal opinion of Bolton is that he’s too hawkish for me. I really wasn’t upset when he left government service.

Dan Bongino’s Poor Analysis

There were other options outside his stated “bad and a worse option”

On Sunday, Dan Bongino spoke on Fox News “Fox & Friends Weekend” to speak to the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta.

Mr Bongino is an ex-NYPD officer and a former US Secret Service agent. In speaking to the death of Mr Brooks said to Fox & Friends:

“The worse option is to let this subject continue to engage in use of force against them [the officers], without stopping the episode,” Bongino, a Fox News contributor, said.

Trump’s Propaganda Ministry

Josef Goebbels Would Be Proud

Donald Trump, like any leader in the world, have staff to aid them in carrying out their duties. Most leaders have a press secretary, by some name, that interacts with the media and the media reports to the public.

In the Trump Administration there two media networks that do more than report the news. Fox News and One American News Network (OANN) are networks that go beyond reporting, becoming accomplices in spreading the lies of racist Donald Trump and his racist operatives. Fox News and OANN are complicit to the point that the networks changed from media organizations into a propaganda ministry.

Honorable Elected Republicans in Congress

Are there only two?

Note: It is really hard to get posts I’m working on finished when I continually have to speak out on news reports that pull away my attention.

Are US Senators Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski the only Republicans in the United States Congress with any honor in their character? It seems so after Donald Trump’s tweet today about the 75 year old peaceful protestor, Martin Gugino, who was shoved by Buffalo police officers. Mr Gugino fell to the ground, striking his head on the concrete and sustained a head injury. As officers walked past Mr Gugino, you could see blood coming from his head. I’m sure you’re aware of the incident.