Three key points!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017

Plus a bonus:
This morning, at the coffee joint, a person we know from the coffee joint asked us a thoughtful question.

"Tell us, rabbi," she said. "Is this enough to get him impeached?"

We assumed she must mean Donald J. Trump. Thoughtfully, we answered:

"You have two choices," we thoughtfully said. "He'll get impeached, or he'll start a nuclear war. This can't go on forever."

As we left, we reassured her. "It won't be today," we said.

Could Donald J. Trump start a nuclear war? Actually, yes, he could. We aren't saying that he will. We're just saying that no one can seriously assure the world that he won't.

That's our first key point. Our second key point is this:

We hear the sound of cultural and tribal triumph in the air. The system is starting to work! The resistance [sic] is succeeding!

Carbon-based life-forms, please! The fact that Trump is where he is shows that the system has failed. Stating the obvious, the system has grotesquely failed over the past twenty-five years. This brings us to our third key point, and to our bonus point:

Over here in the liberal world, we're unable to conceive of the fact that we have massively failed. We think the error must all be Over There. In this way, we continue to fail.

Bonus point:

Can we really hope to survive a world of partisan media? A world in which every tribe gets to hear its own twaddle? Gets to believe the myth of its own tribal brilliance? The arrow keeps pointing to no.

Could Donald J. Trump start a nuclear war? In our view, he seems to be highly disordered, which of course is always a loss for the world. For that reason:

In our view, yes, he plainly could—which isn't to say that he will.

Full disclosure: We like that person at the coffee joint. At some point, we all have to decide:

Do we like people, or not?

24 comments:

  1. The GOP would like nothing better than to replace President Trump with a mainstream conservative Republican but they won't. GOP voters will not permit the party's enemies in the media to succeed in removing the elected Republican president by inventing a fake Russia issue.

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    1. Interesting point; however, Trump's support amongst Republicans is down by over 10%. Additionally, the Russia issue may be real and provable. Trump's incompetent and corrupt presidency make it better for Democratics if Trump is still president for the 2018 election.

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    2. my name is Mark Godwin am here to share testimony of how i got back my relationship that was scattered for months. we got married for more than 7 years and have gotten three kids. things were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my wife started behaving in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way she treat me and the kids. for months she did not come home again and she called me for a divorce, i asked her what have i done wrong to deserve this from her, all she was saying is that she want a divorce that she hate me and do not want to see me again in her life, i was mad and also frustrated and do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 3 weeks i want to be reunited back with my husband in 2016 blog of her intention towards me. i love my wife so much and can do anything for her. i told my brother and he told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted DR Alexzander through his website, for the return of my wife to me, he told me that my wife have been taken by another man, that he cast a spell on her that was why she hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on her that will make her return to me and the kids, Dr alexzander cast the spell and after 1 week my wife called me and she told me that i should forgive her, she apologizes on phone and said that she did not know what happened to her. it was the spell that DR Alexzander cast on her that made her return back to me today,me and my family are now happy again. thank you Dr Alexzander for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for HIS great spell. i want all my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact {alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com or through his website http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com} if you need a supernatural great wizard to cast a spell for you. email Dr alexzander and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.These are the few things he also do for people. *do you need rapid and undeserved promotions in your offices or work? Dr alexzander can bring back lost lovers on 96hrs and can cast all kind of spell. Dr alexzander is a healer that is here on earth to solve your problems just as he did to mine.this is your chance to be helped quickly by Dr alexzander.his an expert in distance healing, court cases even if one is convicted. he can do all manner of spell that you may need in life.he can also make you conceive a child and win money through gambling and other things you may desire to have in life. contact him and be the next to share his good work to the world. alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com or http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com

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  2. Perhaps it is time to consider the possibility that Article II grants entirely too much power, and the constant fight for control of the Presidency helps to create the hyper-partisan climate we live in. Perhaps if there wasn't so much political power granted to one person, there would be space for more compromise.

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  3. What are the supposed grounds for impeachment? There's no agreement on this vital question. Alice in Wonderland would understand: Punishment first, Evidence later.

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    1. Obstruction of justice by Trump informing Comey he thought Flynn did nothing wrong, and then telling him he hoped he'd drop it. In other words, no grounds. No one would take the bet that there would never be alleged grounds in the future resulting from investigations, as there were in Clinton's impeachment, because Trump doesn't know enough to know how to avoid traps. He will benefit from talk of impeachment by democrats now because it will go nowhere and they will lack credibility should credible grounds emerge on some other issue in the future.

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    2. Obstruction of justice by removing Comey while he was investigating Trump and his campaign, suggestion that Comey drop the Flynn investigation (and later, the entire Russia-Trump investigation), firing of Yates when she was about to reveal Trump's disregard for Flynn's vulnerability, threatening Comey by hinting about tapes, allowing Sessions to participate in decision-making about the investigation after his recusal, coercing Rosenstein into writing a letter giving a false justification for firing Comey, and repeatedly lying about contacts with Russia by nearly all of the members of Trump's transition team. Lots of there there.

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    3. You're wasting your time with Comrade DinC. He thinks Dems should thank tRump for firing Comey. bwahahahaha!!!
      Comrade DinC is a very warped troll. Period.

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    4. "What are the supposed grounds for impeachment?"

      Consensual sex with an adult, obviously.

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    5. my name is Mark Godwin am here to share testimony of how i got back my relationship that was scattered for months. we got married for more than 7 years and have gotten three kids. things were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my wife started behaving in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way she treat me and the kids. for months she did not come home again and she called me for a divorce, i asked her what have i done wrong to deserve this from her, all she was saying is that she want a divorce that she hate me and do not want to see me again in her life, i was mad and also frustrated and do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 3 weeks i want to be reunited back with my husband in 2016 blog of her intention towards me. i love my wife so much and can do anything for her. i told my brother and he told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted DR Alexzander through his website, for the return of my wife to me, he told me that my wife have been taken by another man, that he cast a spell on her that was why she hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on her that will make her return to me and the kids, Dr alexzander cast the spell and after 1 week my wife called me and she told me that i should forgive her, she apologizes on phone and said that she did not know what happened to her. it was the spell that DR Alexzander cast on her that made her return back to me today,me and my family are now happy again. thank you Dr Alexzander for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for HIS great spell. i want all my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact {alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com or through his website http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com} if you need a supernatural great wizard to cast a spell for you. email Dr alexzander and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.These are the few things he also do for people. *do you need rapid and undeserved promotions in your offices or work? Dr alexzander can bring back lost lovers on 96hrs and can cast all kind of spell. Dr alexzander is a healer that is here on earth to solve your problems just as he did to mine.this is your chance to be helped quickly by Dr alexzander.his an expert in distance healing, court cases even if one is convicted. he can do all manner of spell that you may need in life.he can also make you conceive a child and win money through gambling and other things you may desire to have in life. contact him and be the next to share his good work to the world. alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com or http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com

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  4. This situation doesn't suggest that our system has failed. It realizes the fears of the founding fathers that a democracy run by the masses might result in problems. We need to introduce more checks and balances via better education and better journalism in order to improve the quality of decision-making by the people (or go back to restricting the vote on the basis of stupidity and investment in society). This may be Trump's failure but it isn't our system's failure unless we do not impeach and remove him from office. The basis can be whatever congress specifies. I think there are plausible grounds of incompetence, obstruction of justice, failure to divest business interests, and treason. It is unclear to me whether he can be tried for his election manipulation with Russia after being impeached, or whether a lawsuit that challenges the election results to the supreme court might be the way to address what happened to Hillary Clinton.

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    1. Impeachment isn't happening.

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    2. Let's hope not. It would be way better for the citizens of the nation and world, to have an incompetent Conservative President, like Trump, than a monster who might make things worse, like the rest of modern Conservatives, running the show.

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  5. Actually, the error is not all over there, but it is mostly over there.

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  6. "Do we like people, or not?"

    Love the sinner, hate the sin.

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  7. Lucy once said to Linus "You can never be a great humanitarian because you do not love humanity."

    Linus answered "I love humanity."
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    "It's people that I can't stand."

    Sometimes it can be hard for me to love people, they are so full of either venom or undisciplined energy and so many are incapable of what should be basic things. Our species seems incapable of recycling. First, bins are often not provided and almost nobody cares. Second when bins are provided there always seems to be trash in the recycling and recycling in the trash.

    Then again, we cannot seem to get a significant portion of our society to even use a trash can at all.

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  9. If dumping Trump leads to President Pence it ain't a win - unless you're a right wing religious nutcase.

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    1. People forget that the other GOP candidates over whom Trump prevailed were as bad or worse than Trump (with the possible exception of Kasich) - Trump stood out in that he was more bizarre, with his junior high level rank outs, ridiculously over the top boasting and promises, and crazy claims. That he got elected is quite troubling for what it says about a huge portion of voters. There is a bigger picture here which hardly ever is depicted in an intelligent way, by "our side" or the other one.

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    2. Kasich seems to have been successful in portraying himself as acceptable to people, just as he seems to have done with you. However, his policies are just as bad as the rest.

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