Friday, September 25, 2020

Folks on Team trump are getting ready

 By now millions of Americans have heard about trump's remarks that he might or might not respect the results of the upcoming Presidential Election.

Like many others, it's not at all difficult to imagine a scenario where trump has to be removed -- I mean physically removed -- from the Oval Office. So hearing his remarks didn't surprise me in the least.

One of the most heartening things I've read in a while is the article in  Politico where their reporting has found that members of his administration do see the handwriting on the wall and are preparing to make the transition even if Dear Leader has other plans.

Good to know.

So many of the boot-licking sycophants on Team trump have gone along with any and everything the Poser Prez has wanted to do that it didn't seem at all far-fetched that his underlings would go right on doing that sort of thing to the bitter end.

I'm delighted now to know that the seemingly never-ending enabling of our Thug-in-Chief may, indeed, have a limit.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

So Dear Leader wants to be buried at Arlington?

A Facebook friend posted a few minutes ago and wrote that Dear Leader had said something to the effect that he'd like to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. This was news to me.

And the friend asked everyone to comment with their reactions to hearing this unusual and unexpected news.

Here's what I had to say about it:

Sorry, but I'm not sure I understand the idea here. Will this be this week? I can't break free right now, schedule-wise, so that I could attend the burial.

All the same, I will clear my schedule if we're gonna have a big ceremony AND we can get it done before the vacation I've got scheduled beginning on the 16th.

Since this will be such an auspicious and joy-filled day, I'm more than willing to buy a new suit! I know a burial is sometimes a somber occasion, but it doesn't HAVE to be black, does it?

Let me know, there's a lot of planning that would have to go into this.

Oh yes, and if you need someone to do the eulogy, I'm all over it. I've got a lot of "nice" things to say about our beloved, beneficent, all-seeing, all-knowing, compassionate, majestic and supremely big-brained Leader but haven't quite found a suitable occasion; you know what I mean?

Be sure and let me know.

A patriotic American veteran

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Happy Labor Day 2020

I do want to wish a most happy Labor Day 2020 to all of you who work for a paycheck.

I'm happy to say that I'm in that proud group of people and I always look forward to this day as it comes around each year. I'm a proud member of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and have been a Teamster as well.

The UFCW represents workers in retail, breweries and restaurants. Folks in the budding cannabis industry, too. The UFCW also rep's many of the workers in the meat packing plants that were on the front lines when COVID-19 was devastating that industry back in the Spring.

It's a very good thing, indeed, to be represented by a union and bargain collectively.

If you'd like to brush up on your Labor Day history, just follow this link.

Working folks, thanks for all you do. I wish all of you a happy--and relaxed--Labor Day.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

(c) 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile

Friday, September 4, 2020

No, Donnie! You DID say it!

If you're not living under a rock, you've most likely read the story about how our Thug-in-Chief said some very, very bad things about our war dead--and wounded--in front of staff while in France for a scheduled visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery back in 2018.

He didn't actually make the appearance, of course. The fact that he pussied out was widely reported at the time, though the remarks he made with staff within earshot on that occasion have only now come to light.

The Atlantic broke the story yesterday and today the Associated Press confirmed it, citing not one, but two supporting sources.

Ruh roh, Donnie. Your aides and staff--most likely former staff--very much want the American public to know what an asshole you are and how very much you loathe our veterans who fought for the country we love if they were KIA, were wounded or fell into enemy hands.

You suck, you lying loser. It's becoming more clear each day that you're going to go down on November 3rd.

And when that happens, this disgusting chapter of your accursed presidency will have played a significant role.

There are thousands of veterans who supported you in 2016 who finally see you for the loathsome, soulless and craven loser that you are.

Thanks for making it so clear that even folks who chugged a bucket or three of your shitty Kool Aid are beginning to wake up.

"Bulldog Ben" Basile

© 2020 Ben Lawrence Basile