Everybody has to Live Somewhere
I know … I know … I said I was retiring from “moment” writing last last July so what brings me back to the keyboard now? These guys:
Senator Robert Corker, current chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations, and MSNBC’s professional Republican haircut Joe Scarborough.
From the New York Times Sunday October 8:
Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, charged in an interview on Sunday that President Trump was treating his office like “a reality show,” with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation “on the path to World War III.”
On October 11th Scarborough said it was time for a delegation of Republican Senators to go over to the White House and demand that either Fucko the Clown assures them that the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the United States Senate is wrong … or they are going to take immediate action to limit Fucko’s ability to launch nuclear weapons.
“These Republican Senators, in the middle of October 2017, have that responsibility for millions and millions of Americans and others across the globe. And if they can’t do that … there’s something called the 25th Amendment that they’re going to have to start looking at.
This is not acceptable as the status quo. We have the most powerful Republican on Capitol Hill saying the President of The United States could be leading us towards nuclear war and Republican Senators remain silent.”
That’s what I was reading while drinking my morning decaf.
Joe Scarborough does not make his millions of MSNBC dollars every year by going out on a limb. He makes his money being a mouthpiece for The Donor Class. And The Donor Class has collectively realized that if they want to continue to flay millions of Americans alive for their money … Fucko the Clown has got to go. How do we know? Because “They” let Joe Scarborough say it.
I read that the Politburo decided to add a little something to Stalin’s scrambled eggs when he started going “a little funny in the head.” I think The Donor Class has that option on their to-do list but I don’t think it’s at the top of their list. They want their zillion dollars of tax cuts, they want to privatize anything they can get their grabby hands on, but first and foremost … they don’t want to die screaming in a nuclear holocaust.
We all can agree on that last thing.
So what to do? What to do?
I’ve been clacking out moments since October 11, 2006. Over those eleven years I’ve rarely written asking people to do A Specific Thing.
Back in 2008-2009, I raised money to buy and then send a copy of the book The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vince Bugliosi to every district attorney in the United States (that’s 2,200 books). Armed with the evidence detailed in the book, any DA could then prosecute Bush for Murder. I wrote a couple of fund-raising pieces about that. Later I closed a couple of “moments” exhorting folks to go get a copy of Deep Green Resistance, Strategy to Save the Planet by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, Aric McBay. And towards the end of the last presidential campaign I said we all had to vote for Hillary Clinton because Fucko the Clown was crazy. But for the most part I’ve left everybody alone.
Well … Bush ain’t in jail awaiting trial, our planet’s temperature is still rising, and Fucko the Clown is the goddamned president of the United States.
I think we should all take a deep breath, take out our phones, call our Senators, and tell them we agree with Senator Robert Corker, chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations. Tell them we too think the president is setting the country on the path to World War III. And tell them it’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution.
You’ll see a DailyKos page that lists phone numbers for all the Senators. It might be a good idea to make these calls every week. Tell everybody you know to do the same. And as much as I want to … I won’t refer to the president as Fucko the Clown.
Will this make any difference? I have no idea. But if we all make two phone calls weekly, in the near future we might get the opportunity to rail against the Fascistic Christianity of President Mike Pence as the Republican shit-show machine rolls forward. That sure beats nuclear annihilation, doesn’t it?
There are only 15 more fear-filled days until Halloween. Let’s make the most of them.
Broadcast on The Mike Malloy Show October 16, 2017