I read a lot, think a little, and now and then write down a few things.
Oh, it’s not “What’s Next?” It’s here. The so-called “Patriot Act” of 2001 grants “authorization of indefinite detentions of immigrants; the permission given to law enforcement to search a home or business without the owner’s or the occupant’s consent or knowledge; the expanded use of National Security Letters, which allows the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to search telephone, e-mail, and financial records without a court order; and the expanded access of law enforcement agencies to business records, including library and financial records” (emphasis added). Please notice that probable cause isn’t necessary. Please note that notice to targets isn’t necessary. Please notice an accused is not allowed to face, or even know the identity of, his or her accuser.
Sounds rather like this “unfair” impeachment process, doesn’t it? /s
What is this accountability you speak of?
Oh, maybe not kill them. Just “Knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, OK? Just knock the hell … I promise you I will pay for the legal fees! I promise! I promise!”—Donald Trump
There’s no money in “honor.”
I have a neighbor in the same dilemma. Initially, just after the election, he was delighted and pleaded with those of us somewhat less than happy with the results to “give him a chance,” to “forget the heated campaign rhetoric,” to “just wait and see what he does.” I agreed with him, that this is America where you win some and you lose some. Like you, however, he has become disenchanted with his GOP. Significantly, he is a person of color – and his outrage at the president’s comments to black voters in Atlanta was notable. He’s only one person, and I feel for him and you. Thank you for your well-reasoned and well-stated comment.
I expect the president is nearly wetting himself in delight; she’s going back to where she came from. (California.) /s
Thus, tyranny begins.
The Green Hornet wondered why he was hearing violin music while motoring through town in the Black Beauty. He thought he’d asked his driver for a take-out “pizza Kato.”
“Don’t worry, President Trump. We’re not laughing. We’re just dying.”
Of course. Everything is open to interpretation. And it’s a terrible thing to have to explain a punchline, isn’t it? 8>}