Thursday, October 24, 2019

GOP Reps crash closed door Impeachment hearing

Yes, they did indeed crash that closed-door hearing yesterday, just before Pentagon official Laura Cooper was to give a deposition.

The usual suspects were in command of the White House-approved op: Representatives Matt Gaetz of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Louisiana's Steve Scalise.

There were around 25 GOP Reps taking part, all told.

When they pulled off their disruptive, obstructionist stunt, they showed the country once again that today's GOP cares nothing at all about preserving our democratic institutions, respecting our Constitution, following the rule of law or allowing Congress to actually function.

They only care about winning political battles and keeping a very tight death-grip on the power stick.

Which means, of course, covering up the many misdeeds and crimes committed by donald trump, their esteemed Thug-in-Chief.

They're really, really good at doing that.

This story from Bloomberg is a good place to start if you'd like a more detailed accounting of yesterday's events.

Here's the truth: trump supporters and enablers in the GOP Congressional Caucus have been reduced to attacking the Impeachment process now that the Country--and the whole world, for that matter--can plainly see how stupid, petty and utterly corrupt their Poser Prez is.


"Bulldog Ben" Basile

 © 2019 Ben Lawrence Basile

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tee shirt hate speech and right-wing propaganda

This week some fine citizen boarded a United Airlines flight wearing a tee shirt with this message you can read below:

"Rope, Tree, Journalist
Some Assembly Required"

You've got to wonder how the airline could have allowed it to happen. 

How could they have heard the complaint from another passenger who correctly believed that the message on the shirt was calling for the lynching of journalists and then done nothing to stop the wearer from boarding their flight?

The reason is simple: right-wingers bitch, whine, moan and complain every time anyone demands any accountability from them about anything.

They'll scream that you're trying to muzzle them, take away their 1st amendment rights and so on. Even if you're merely calling them out on their hate speech or something like this where there can't be the slightest doubt that they're advocating violence.

And clearly targeting specific groups of people.

Because their accursed president does these things--quite literally--on a daily basis, this is even more of a problem than it was before.

And it's going to get worse. Much worse.

There are militia-types and haters of every stripe who're itching to begin "cleansing" America of people they hate.

They want to do this very badly and there's every indication that they will.

And all the while, they'll say that they're the good guys and that they're just being patriotic.

And you can bet that their propaganda outlets and web sites will echo that insanity.

I'd say it's likely to happen soon, especially if we're successful at holding Adolph Twitler accountable for all of his treachery and crimes.

I wish I could say that what I've written in this post is hyperbole, but it's not. It's the sad truth.

They say this things out loud every day.

If you're not listening, you should be.

Here's a link to The article in Forbes about this outrageous event on that United Airlines flight.

Bulldog Ben

© 2019 Ben Lawrence Basile

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Trump caves to Erdogan and everyone hates it

Everybody--and I mean everybody--is rushing to condemn trump's act of treachery which came to light yesterday.

I'm talking about how he green-lighted Turkish strong man Tayyip Erdogan's impending military op in Syria to hunt down and massacre our Kurdish Allies.

Even perpetual licker of trump's boots, Lindsey Graham, finally spoke up about one of fearless leader's endless blunders.

It's not clear at this time whether this near-universal condemnation of this particular act of trump's incompetence and treachery will make any difference.

We can only hope.

But we must rid our beloved country of this cancer on the Presidency, on our Nation.

And we must do it as soon as humanly possible.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2019 Ben Lawrence Basile

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Poser Prez abandons the Kurds in Syria

Yes, he did. After--and how shocking, how unprecedented is this--after a phone convo with Turkish stong man Tayyip Erdogan.

The sad truth is this: America is saddled with a thuggish, know-nothing, incompetent scum-bag for a President.

And his obvious incompetence is making America weaker and further undermining our standing in the world.


Donald tRump couldn't read a petition before the next meeting of the Poughkeepsie City Council without fucking it up.

So it goes without saying that he should never have been entrusted with the highest office in the Land.

His abandoning our Kurdish allies to please Erdogan is quite possibly his greatest blunder in carrying out America's Foreign Policy so far.

And there's a lot more where that came from.

This fool, this poser, this fellator of dictators must be removed from office.

America waits.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2019 Ben Lawrence Basile

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Right Wing Thugs and Militias are listening closely

Donald trump incites his followers to violence.

And he does it on a regular basis.

Here's the simple truth: Dolt 45's lies could very well set in motion a chain of events which could finally unleash the Right wing death squads who've been itching for a reason to start cleansing the Country from bad, unpatriotic Americans.

That is, cleanse the Country from liberals, Democrats other people they hate and regularly marginalize.

An recent article here from Daily Kos site is fascinating--in a very dark way--and lays out clearly just how serious a threat impending Right wing violence truly is.

These thuggish Americans are for real.

And they must be taken seriously.

If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around this, don't just stick your head in the sand.

We've got to keep our eye on this and be ready.

Your survival and the survival of our Nation may well depend on it.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2019 Ben Lawrence Basile

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The true beginning of Fall

I think you know that the beginning of Autumn falls each year around the third week in September.

It does. But for me, I really feel like it's Fall when the 1st of October comes around.

So many good things happen at this time of year: the temps begin to moderate, we begin to pay close attention to football. Not to mention the start of the Major League playoffs.

We start to feel a sense of anticipation about all the holidays which we know are just around the corner.

There are many more good things I could mention here. The list is pretty long.

The bottom line is that I truly do love and take great delight in this time of year.

And I sincerely hope that Autumn brings a lot of wonderful things to you and yours.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2019 Ben Lawrence Basile