Hopefully, the American people will, despite COVID19, make this a “Goodyear” and rid the US, and the world, of the most divisive, obnoxious, deceiving US president in the country’s history.
Donald J. Trump makes ‘Tricky Dicky’ look like a saint.
I, like, a huge sway of Americans assumed that Trump would bring new insight, new direction, and a breath of fresh air to the presidency. Instead, ‘motormouth Trump’ has belittled, cheapened the office of the presidency to such an extent that America and Trump, in particular, are viewed as comical characters.
People ask, how did America elect such a person?
A president, or for that matter a prime minister of a country, has the responsibility, the sacred duty of uniting all factions in the nation, not further dividing. Trump may think that divide and rule is the order of the day.
Name-calling, mocking, insulting people is not the way to go.
Let’s hope that November 3, sees the back of Donald J. Trump, although somehow I have my doubts, mainly due to the way the electoral college system works. We saw in 2016 that Hilary Clinton won the popular vote and that Trump was ready to concede, and yet the electoral college gave him the win.
I’ve read so much about Trump in the last few days that my mind is swimming with the man. Am surprised that I have not had nightmares. One of the pieces I read made a play on Trump’s MAGA theme. Instead of the word “Make”, the writer had used the word “Mafia” which triggered something someone else said about Trump back in 2016 in correction with the Mafia. I made the point at the time that ‘it was disrespectful’. Yes, they said, it’s disrespectful to the old-style Mafia Dons who did adhere to guidelines, principles, values, unlike the then newly elected Donald J. Trump.
Maybe his recent ‘Goodyear’ rant or his sister’s remarks that he is a ‘liar’ and has ‘no principles’ will enable the US electorate to see the ‘real’ Donald J. Trump. https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-secret-recordings-trumps-sister-says-hes-cruel-and-has-no-principles/
We can only wish.
Fox News: the home of untruths, spin, where content is king and ‘real’ news is secondary.
“Hannity has said to me more than once, ‘he’s crazy’”: Fox News staffers feel trapped in the trump cult. Inside the network staffers are cringing, and even Trump’s “shadow chief of staff” has his doubts. “If you were hearing what I’m hearing, you’d be vaping too,” Sean Hannity told a colleague during Trump’s early days.
The above lines come from the opening Vanity Fair review of Brian Stelter new book: Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/08/sean-hannity-fox-news-staffers-feel-trapped-in-trump-cult
As I wrote last week, it would be wonderful to be a fly on the wall and hear what Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Chris Wallace, and others at Fox News think of Donald J. Trump. It could be an eye-opener.
As for Fox News, as a cable station they don’t require a US FCC license to broadcast, although, in the UK where the rules are far more stringent, Fox News has been banned from broadcasting as they are considered a ‘news station’.
“Israel's politicians are fiddling while the south burns”. ‘Gaza incendiary balloons have set Israeli fields on fire and disaster is just a matter of time, but our leaders are too busy squabbling to even pretend to care about people or long-term solution for battered and scorched region.’
So wrote Ariela Ringel Hoffman in a recent Opinion piece. https://www.ynetnews.com/article/Hy8FB00zGv
Her words ring true. The south is burning in more ways than one.
The headline could also have read “Israel's politicians are fiddling while the coronavirus devastates the country.” OK, so maybe ‘devastates’ is a little over-the-top, but frankly, unless the politicians get their fingers out of their arses, Hamas in the south, Hizballah in the north, will simply have free rein to do as they please.
I am not religious, in fact as the years go on and time passes, I find that my dislike for religion, all religion, has become stronger. Religion, devised by man to enslave man, to bend man to a will that in some ways is unnatural, just does not seem logical.
The Bible, both old and new, seem to be made up of stories, fables, fairy tales, and yet hundreds of millions adhere to these tales. Are they too insecure or embarrassed to admit that they question the authenticity of the Bible?
I understood that a central core of Judaism is the fact notion that life is sacred and must be preserved at all costs, even if this means desecrating the Sabbath or Holy Days.
And yet, The Three Stooges; Larry, Curly, and Moe (Litzman, Gafni, and Deri) appear to have forgotten, maybe conveniently, this prime tenet of Judaism. It seems rather than tell/order the Ultra-Orthodox (and others) not to even think of going to Uman, The Three Stooges are bitching about restrictions on prayer gatherings. https://www.timesofisrael.com/virus-czar-pleads-with-ukraine-president-to-prevent-hasidic-pilgrimage-to-uman/
Litzman calls Ronni Gamzu’s letter to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asking him to ban Israelis from visiting Uman, a ‘slap in the face’. Really! Would Litzman be happier if the death toll exceeds 1,000 or maybe 2,000 – just as long as they, the Ultra-Orthodox parasites can go about their business. Bottom line, Litzman is not a Zionist and does not give a ‘shit’ about the majority population in Israel, just as long as his sect and gang members are OK. https://www.timesofisrael.com/coronavirus-czar-appears-to-back-full-school-opening-as-death-toll-hits-819/
What a dick-head!
Talking of souls who have lost their way, and this relates to the “Jews are Coming” both to Uman and the Channel 11 TV show, which I have not seen. The comments regarding the mocking of biblical figures and what they call ‘blasphemy’, is just too much. https://www.timesofisrael.com/here-come-the-jews-1500-protest-satire-tv-show-over-depiction-of-religion/
According to KAN Broadcasting, “the irreverent and acclaimed show employs sketches of biblical figures to comment on contemporary Israeli and Jewish social, political, and religious issues.” Is that blasphemy?
Given that the Bible, both old and new is merely a collection of fables, it seems fitting that a satirical TV show is built around the myths of mayhem, murder, incest, death, destruction, and much more.
Herzliya city councilmember Elad Tzadikov, reportedly said: “it is no longer possible to remain silent in the face of such blasphemy. The great absurdity is that this program is funded by our own money — the citizens, the vast majority of the citizens of this country have respect for religion and tradition. It is impossible for us to fund a program that is entirely heresy.”
Wake-up call councilman Tzadikov, we fund your yeshivas, we fund the tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox parasites that ignore their obligations to the state by refusing to serve in the army or perform any other form of national service.
Just today it’s reported that the government, read Benjamin Netanyahu, authorized/agreed to the blackmail of the ultra-Orthodox parties, United Torah Judaism (UTJ), and Shas, to give them a further NIS 400 million. Totally and completely outrageous. And no one says a bloody word. (What if this blackmail backfires, do we get our money back?) https://www.timesofisrael.com/ultra-orthodox-parties-claim-netanyahu-gantz-back-compromise-to-avert-elections/
So, how is this for an idea councilman Tzadikov, you and your brethren can opt-out of funding KAN, and we’ll opt-out of funding the yeshivas and those ultra-Orthodox parasites who refuse to do their national duty.