The Circle of Christmas Memories

As this, my 64th Christmas, approaches, the usual string of memories stir from within the synapses of my brain.

With the first few notes of The Little Drummer Boy, or the words “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” from The Christmas Song, to the rousing music of Handel’s Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus, I am transported back to so many moments.

The anticipation of watching Charlie Brown’s Christmas or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer were more meaningful when they required planning. Once a year made them memorable, on demand makes them seem less so.

Vague, shadowy memories of my first few Christmas mornings to the fuller, if time-altered, memories of Christmases in Cumberland, Rhode Island where I’d share the latest in G.I. Joe accessories with my friends, to the all-too-rapidly passing moments of our daughter’s first Christmas, come weaving and dancing in my mind’s eye.

These moments, precious and joyful, all seem to pass so quickly. Every year, as December 25th approaches, even to this day, I want the moments to slow down, to linger, to hang in the air like the aroma of freshly made cookies, so I can savor each one.

But it seems each year passes faster than the one before.

And yet, there are things look forward to in the times ahead. Like the Spirit of Christmas Future, we’ve an opportunity to make new memories.

This will be a last Christmas for me in this stage of my life and next year will be my first Christmas at the beginning of a new stage, as a grandfather. I will have the opportunity to create those lasting memories my grandson will someday hence think back over as he winds his way through his own life.

Here’s hoping they are as vibrant and meaningful for him as those I’ve held close to my heart all these years.

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Merry Christmas and may all your memories stay with you forever.

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Climate Change: Altering Reality

“Don’t be in such a rush to say ‘nonsense.’ And even if it were, people live and die by nonsense. It’s not what is so much as what people think it is”

Isaac Asimov, Forward the Foundation

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Ever hear of the Global Climate Science Communications Team Action Plan?

You should have. You’re likely one of its intended targets. You can read more about how it came to light here, http://www.climatefiles.com/trade-group/american-petroleum-institute/1998-global-climate-science-communications-team-action-plan/

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Many of us are victims of this plan, conceived in 1998, to combat the science of Climate Change. It was convened by the American Petroleum Institute (API) the largest U.S. oil and gas lobbying operation with membership including ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Shell Oil and ConocoPhillips. Here’s a link to their current membership, https://www.api.org/membership/members

As the science of climate change began to link fossil fuels to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and demonstrated a direct causal link of anthropogenic activity to rising global temperatures, the API formed a Global Climate Action Team guided by certain principles and with a specific purpose, to spread doubt over this scientific evidence.

By claiming any doubt over certainty discredits all the science, they capitalized on the fundamental lack of understanding of the scientific method so prevalent in our society. They used our own science ignorance against us.

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Their manifesto was simple and sinister. These are their expressed purposes from the document.

Victory Will Be Achieved When

Average citizens “understand” (recognize) uncertainties in climate science; recognition of uncertainties becomes part of the “conventional wisdom”

Media “understands” (recognizes) uncertainties in climate science

Media coverage reflects balance on climate science and recognition of the validity of viewpoints that challenge the current “conventional wisdom”

Industry senior leadership understands uncertainties in climate science, making them stronger ambassadors to those who shape climate policy

Those promoting the Kyoto treaty on the basis of extent science appears to be out of touch with reality.”

(http://www.climatefiles.com/trade-group/american-petroleum-institute/1998-global-climate-science-communications-team-action-plan/)

In the best tradition of psychological warfare, the fossil fuel industry set out to spread fear, uncertainty, and doubt. They didn’t have to disprove the science, all they had to do was plant seeds of doubt.

By claiming any doubt over certainty discredits all the science, they capitalized on the fundamental lack of understanding of the scientific method so prevalent in our society. They used our own science ignorance against us.

And, like a conspiracy theory that cannot be disproved, they accomplished their purpose.

What they didn’t anticipate was that most of the predictions of these early climate change researchers were wrong. The API was correct in its assertion there was uncertainty in the predictions.

The uncertainty was not that they were too dire or too drastic but that they were too optimistic. Global temperatures, and the attendant rise in more drought, more intense storms, faster rise in sea levels, more rapid melting of polar ice and permafrost accelerated faster than even the scientists the Global Climate Action Team were trying to discredit.

Sometimes conspiracy theories—when properly investigated and vetted and not touted by aluminum hat wearing lunatics without a shred of evidence—turn out to be based on facts. When confronted with such evidence, we need to recognize when we’ve been victimized by greed and corporate self-preservation.

The very existence of the planet is at stake and we need remove the blinders forced on us by those who seek to profit in the short-term at the expense of our long-term existence.

As we enter the third decade of this century, we face a critical turning point. One likely to determine the longevity of the planet and our ability to sustain human existence.

Let’s hope we embrace the moment, eliminate the viral infection of fear, uncertainty, and doubt, and follow the science. Failure to do so will make the current pandemic look like a momentary blip of inconvenience.

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Beyond Willful Ignorance

I hope there’s a silver lining in this Circus Trumpus Maximus that is the litany of lawsuits aimed at altering the election. I hope that Republicans finally rise to the occasion and denounce this idiocy.

But I won’t hold my breath.

So far the dearth of Republicans who have publicly denounced the President’s repeated lying about the election, and trying to destroy the confidence America has in its election process, is an embarrassment to a once proud party.

America needs the balance of the two party system, it is indeed what we could once rely on for a stability that keeps us from drifting too far toward extremes.

But no more. Trump destroyed that and, even in the face of repeated and unsurprising losses in court, the Republicans show little inclination to call him on it. They display what most recognize as willful ignorance, arguing the President has the legal right to pursue challenges.

Having the right to do something does not make it right to do it.

The language in the latest case out of the Third Circuit could not be clearer.

BIBAS, Circuit Judge.

“Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here.”

On Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
(D.C. No. 4:20-cv-02078)
District Judge: Honorable Matthew W. Brann

Submitted Under Third Circuit L.A.R. 34.1(a)
on November 25, 2020
Before: SMITH, Chief Judge, and CHAGARES and BIBAS, Circuit Judges

The President claims his legal challenges are based on “widespread” fraud and that the election was stolen. Yet, as always, the devil is in the details. In the actual filings there are no claims of fraud. Here’s how the court detailed then dismissed the complaint as baseless

“Seeking to turn those state-law claims into federal ones, the Campaign claims discrimination. But its alchemy cannot transmute lead into gold. The Campaign never alleges that any ballot was fraudulent or cast by an illegal voter. It never alleges that any defendant treated the Trump campaign or its votes worse than it treated the Biden campaign or its votes. Calling something discrimination does not make it so. The Second Amended Complaint still suffers from these core defects, so granting leave to amend would have been futile.”

Read the case for yourself,

We all know this is all about using the President’s significant base of support (I still cannot reconcile myself to the fact that 72 million Americans voted for Mr. Trump) to win the Georgia Senate runoff races and maintain the Republican majority.

While one can say that’s politics and having a Republican controlled Senate is a balance to a Biden Whitehouse and a Democratic controlled House, there are times when doing the right thing, calling out the President for his attack on Democracy and the foundation of American government, demands one rise above politics.

In 1974, it was the actions of Republicans, members of his own party, that persuaded Richard Nixon to resign. These Republicans knew full well it would cost them the Presidency in the next election, but they also knew they had a higher obligation.

A similar situation exists today. It’s not enough to sit back and wait until January 20th and the swearing in of the new Administration, they must act now. Republicans face one of those rare moments in history where moral obligations overwhelm politics. What they do will determine much of what happens in the future and in the next election cycle.

Actions would speak volumes, silence would seal their place in history.

Again, I won’t hold my breath.

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Confusing Can with Should

The drama surrounding the conspiracy-theory warped questioning of the election results is a clear example of confusing what one can do with what one should do.

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The President can contest the election results.

The President can tweet such nonsense as,

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
“Other than politics, how do you lose a case where large numbers of voters, far more than you need to flip Pennsylvania, are disenfranchised? Vote Observers thrown out of counting rooms. People going to vote finding out they have already voted through a fake ballot – go home!”

This claim about election fraud is disputed

@realDonaldTrump Twitter Feed

The President can fan the flames of angry dissent with falsehoods, misinformation, and unsubstantiated claims.

The President can spend the last few moments of his Presidency chipping away at the very foundation of Democracy for no other apparent reason than a narcissistic refusal to accept the decision of the American people.

If the President does have evidence of widespread fraud that altered the results of the election, he should present it to the American people and the courts.

But he won’t because he can’t.

If the President has the best interest of the American people at heart, if he wants to ensure the greatness of America, he should begin the transition process to ensure a smooth and efficient transfer of power.

But he won’t because he can’t.

The President doesn’t fundamentally understand the difference between what he can do and what he should do and thus he cannot understand why the American people said enough.

The President can do many things and I have little doubt he will try to do much in these waning moments of this most troubling of our Presidential administrations. I dare say there are few things he won’t try to satisfy his bruised ego.

None of these things will be things he should do, they will be done just because he could. We will spend the next few months, or perhaps years, trying to undo all the things he shouldn’t have done, but did.

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Thirty-two Years, Very Few Tears

For everything there is a season… a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; … a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Today, our “baby” turns thirty-two. She is our first-born, our eldest, and our last-born, our youngest. The Alpha and Omega of our progeny.

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In her time on this planet she has accomplished many things.

She has a quick wit, a bright sense of humor, a willingness to challenge herself on mountain trails and in courts of law. An attorney, a bright intellect, an excellent cook (which she gets from my long line of culinary excellence), a raiser of chickens, and a companion of dogs.

A wife with excellent skills in choosing her husband (Chuck paid me to say this) and a fierce and loyal friend.

Now, she is preparing to enter a new stage of life and bring us all along with her. Soon she will be the one holding a new life in her hands, just like we did thirty-two years ago. And while every moment has not been perfect, it has been a perfectly wonderful experience. Where those years have gone is a mystery, but I wouldn’t have missed them for the world.

Her moment of a life changing event approaches, and time will speed up for her as it has for us..

But all  her accomplishments, her talents and skills and hard work to get where she is, the many moments of her life are just frosting on the cake of her being (the thick butter kind, not that whipped stuff) for she had our hearts the moment she first opened her eyes.

As will her soon to be born child.

Happy Birthday, Kelsey, and may there be many more.

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An Open Letter to President-Elect Joe Biden

Here’s an earlier piece I wrote way back in June 2019 in the good ‘ole days before Covid-19. Back then the outlook for a change of administrations was an uncertainty. Now, it is a reality.

Yet, more so than ever, we need to hold President-elect Biden to these higher standards and we expect, no, we demand, a return of the America we lost during these last four years. And we expect that while he cannot change the past, he will insure a better future by not ignoring science and rationalism overself-aggrandizing political posturing and lies.

It would seem to me he has kept some of these promises already in the manner in which he ran his campaign, in the historic and long overdue selection of a woman of color to be Vice-President, and in his focus on surrounding himself with the best and the brightest to combat the pandemic.

But we expect more of the same.

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Promise Me, Joe

Before America puts its fate in your hands, we need some assurances. You, more so than most candidates, including the incumbent, appreciate the enormous burdens and responsibilities facing the President of the United States. While you can tell us what you want to accomplish, anyone with any common sense understands how the realities of the world can change the best of intentions. With that in mind I’d like you to promise me some things.

Promise me, Joe.

Promise me, Joe, you will run a campaign focusing on the issues facing America not wallow in the infantile churlish behavior of name calling twitter wars.

Promise me, Joe, you will act in accordance with what is in the best interest of the American people not what tracks with any political agenda or platform yet always bearing in mind we are part of the world at large.

Promise me, Joe, you will remember we have a government comprising
three equal powers and you will treat them with the same dignity and respect you expect for the office you seek.

Promise me, Joe, you will work to embrace bi-partisan cooperation with Congress. Do not seek Congressional acquiescence seek their input into developing policies and laws which lead America out of the morass of the past few years.  

Promise me, Joe, you will restore the dignity and respect for the Office of the President so callously and foolishly twittered away over the past few years.

Promise me, Joe, you will form policies that protect America
without losing our willingness to embrace those in need.

Promise me, Joe, you will never put children in cages no matter what resources it may take to accomplish this. Of all the disasters of policy, this is the most troubling.

Promise me, Joe, you will not waste time attacking the media or your critics but focus on addressing legitimate problems the freedom of the press uncovers and valid criticisms raised.

Promise me, Joe, you will not waste time talking about making America great again but foster the things that have always made us
great.

Promise me, Joe, you will restore America’s standing in the eyes of the world not threaten and challenge to promote jingoistic and nationalist propaganda.

Promise me, Joe, you will foster a global approach to policy recognizing the inherent right of all people, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin, to live in a peaceful world with a fair opportunity to thrive.

Promise me, Joe, you will renew the promise of the enlightenment where intelligent discourse arrives at solutions based on rational, in-depth analysis.

Promise me, Joe, you will select Supreme Court candidates not for their willingness to promote your policies but for their fealty to the Constitution of the United States.

Promise me, Joe, you will work diligently to ensure the rights of women to control their own bodies is not usurped by selfish religious fervor disguised as concern for others.

Promise me, Joe, you will wield the enormous military power of this country to defend us, our allies, and those who cannot defend themselves. Never to intimidate, cajole, or terrorize others.

Promise me, Joe, you will recapture the spirit of those great men who have gone before you into the Office of the President and,

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

President John F. Kennedy

Promise me, Joe, we will no longer be the nation once described by a former ally who said,

“It is hard to be America’s enemy, but it is harder to be her friend.”

President Thieu, Republic of South

Promise me, Joe, it will never once again be difficult to be America’s friend and you will lead the nation with a firm but fair hand, with a bent toward compassion, and with willingness to ensure the continuity of the greatness of America.

Promise me, Joe, you will remember the greatness of America comes not from our power as a nation but from the American people themselves.

Promise me, Joe. There has never been a greater time in history when the world needs to know America is that bright, shining city on the hill.

Promise me, Joe.

Watson and the Terrific Ten

Watson and the Terrific Ten by [Johnson, John  Eric,, Isabel Arribas]
by John Eric Johnson

JEBWizard Publishing is excited to announce the upcoming release of a wonderful new book by Cumberland (RI) native, John Eric Johnson.

For those of us who love the wonders and magic of Christmas, this is a story you’ll want to share with your kids, grandkids, and everyone who loves a good Christmas tale.

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Excerpt from Watson:

A Leap of Faith

The first thing in the flight manual was for the reindeer to flump ten yards and land—maintain balance and flump again. A flump is half flying and half jumping and is also the sound that reindeer hooves make on rooftop landings. Since an estimated 73% of all takeoffs and landings on Christmas Eve would be in the 10 to 100-yard range—flump training was critical to the success of Santa’s sleigh.

However, the most important part of flying and flumping has always been the landing. And everyone knew that the key to a good landing was the two-step stop. This refined method of stopping was developed by an elf named Rusty countless years ago during a particularly harsh winter. Rusty was a student of all things flying and knew that easing into a stop on ice was better than just trying to dig in the hooves and slide. Simply put—it was touch the ground, take two steps, and stop.

“It’s all about control,” Rusty said often to his young apprentice, Troy.

“Feel the landing,” Troy yelled. “Do not fear it. Take two steps and stop.”

All the reindeer lined up along a field of snow that was 100 yards long and 50 yards wide. Troy walked the line and draped a silver bell attached to a gold chain around each reindeer’s neck.

The bell would continue to ring on flumps and flights for as long as the reindeer remained in the training program. Once the reindeer resigned or was dismissed—the bell would NEVER ring again.

“The best of luck to all of you,” said Troy. “And remember the gold is not at the end of the rainbow. The rainbow is the gold.”

The first hooves on lesson was that every time Troy blew his whistle the reindeer would flump ten yards and stop. Ten flumps down and ten flumps back.

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And all 20 reindeer flumped.

It was like a dance. They all went up in the air and came down ten yards later—just the way Troy designed it.

That is all, except Watson.

Watson was so happy to be given a chance to fly that he put just a tad too much effort into his flump and soared all 100 yards. When he tried to land, he forgot to take two steps and slid into a snowbank and then over the edge of the field and down a steep hill. Watson rolled hooves and antlers end-over-end to the bottom— before crashing to a stop in a different snowbank.

By the time Georgia and Sasha arrived at the end of the field all they could see were four skinny legs and two smiling teeth sticking out of the snow. Then they heard what can only be described as sounds a seal and then a duck would make.

“Aaaagh, quack quack!”

Over and over again.

“Aaaagh, quack quack!”

Georgia and Sasha thought Watson must be hurt until they realized he was laughing.

“Aaaagh, quack quack!”

As they dug him out of the snow—Watson laughed and laughed—and soon Georgia and Sasha were laughing right along with him. And the more they laughed, the harder it became to stop—until all three were rolling on the ground.

“Aaaagh, quack quack! Aaaagh, quack quack!”

Troy, however, was not amused. He glared down from the top of the hill. His face the color of Santa’s red suit. His black licorice turned red in his lips. And Georgia swore she saw steam—like you would see over a cup of hot chocolate—coming out of his ears.

“What did I just say?” seethed Troy as he banged his cane in the snow. “Follow the rules. The exercise was to flump ten yards, not 100! Do you want to be one of Santa’s reindeer or not?  I won’t tolerate this! I simply won’t tolerate this!”

As hard as they tried, Georgia and Sasha could not stop laughing. They would try to think of something very sad like not having sugar cookies every day, but then they would hear, “Aaaagh, quack quack!” and the laughing would start again.

The rest of the day’s training was more of the same. Most of the reindeer struggled to make a 10-yard flump—while Watson struggled to keep from flumping further than ten yards.

Despite a less than stellar first day, Watson, Georgia, and Sasha all headed back to the stables with huge smiles on their faces. Flight training was going to be fun! Not easy, but definitely fun.

“Aaaagh, quack quack!”

After the day’s session, Troy met with Santa.

“I’ve never seen a reindeer make that long of a flump on the first day of training. Twenty yards maybe, but 100 yards is simply amazing. We may have a superstar in our midst. Undisciplined no doubt, but a star nonetheless.”

Santa simply ran his hand down his beard and said, “Hmmmmm.”

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A Conundrum for 2024

Under the category “It Couldn’t Get Any Stranger, Could it?” I have proof it has.

Donald Trump, in his quest to alter reality, through his legal eagle lawyer, filed a case (in the wrong court mind you) entitled

Donald Trump For President, INC. et.al.
v.
USA

Docket number 1:2020cv01567

Yes, you read that correctly. The President of the United States sued America. He is suing us!

It’s like being sued by your child, only worse.

How this is part of the plan to Make America Great Again is anybody’s guess.

Here’s an image of the case from the Federal Claims Court

Shortly after the court stopped laughing, they ordered the matter transferred to the US District Court in Michigan. Then they started laughing again.

Recognizing this might be a bad thing, and after taking the wrapping off his Federal Rules of Procedures and looking for a hint, his lawyer said “Oops” and filed a motion to dismiss.

Which, in between giggling, snickering, and wiping tears from their eyes, the court granted.

This legal circus is all a smokescreen for the real intent. If Mr. Trump doesn’t know he has less chance of winning any legal challenges to this election than a Russian opposition candidate has in challenging Vladimir Putin (and living to talk about it) he is a fool.

But we know he is not a fool, he is a scam artist. The President formed the Official Election Defense Fund. Ostensibly to challenge the election results.

Wrong!

The devil is in the details (and in Mar-a-Lago last I heard altering his golf scorecards to qualify for the Pro Tour.)

It would seem that any donation above $8,333 can go to fighting the results, however 60% of the donations go to a recently formed PAC which is barred from using funds for such purposes.

They can, lo and behold, be used to promote a run in 2024, or, perhaps, for a defense fund should one be needed in the near future.

Our worst nightmare, they are plotting a return. George Orwell had the date wrong. Not 1984 but 2024.

This raises an interesting question. I’d ask his lawyer but I’m not sure he’s read criminal procedure yet either.

Will President Trump, since he is eligible for another term as President, have to seek permission from his Parole Officer to leave the state every time he wishes to hold a rally?

Inquiring minds want to know…

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Just kidding…I know it will be too soon for him to be on Parole.

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How Dogs and Cats are the Key to Political Decisions

Conservatives are mostly cat people. Liberals are mostly dog people. Knowing this can make voting so simple even a dead person could do it.

This explains why Mr. Trump won his first election and lost his second election. And neither involves voter fraud.

Hillary was a cat person. The Clintons may have also had a dog, but the cat negates the benefit.

Trump had neither, although some might consider Jared a pet. Mr. Trump did have the opportunity to get a dog. He didn’t and thus he lost to Joe Biden who has two dogs. Ted Kennedy told Obama to get a dog when he was first elected, look what that did.

Two dogs, particularly when one is a rescue dog, are an almost certain guarantee of victory. Again, no voter fraud necessary.

This generalization about liberals and conservatives, which like all such statements has exceptions, is, nevertheless, a good benchmark for selecting a candidate.

Ralph the Dog Exudes Wisdom

Dogs are always happy, they love to share their joy with others, and have an intuitive sense for your feelings. If a dog senses you are sad, they will sit with you, rest their head on your lap, let you rub their belly, and be content until your melancholy passes.

A dog wants you to feel better and will do everything he/she can to make that happen.

Cats will ignore you and expect you to “just get over it” so as to not interrupt their routine. Cats, like conservatives, will take something or some action that is useful and turn it into something you don’t want.

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Another Victim of Conservative Indifference

For example, if a cat finds a mouse in your house it would be helpful for her/him to chase it away. But that is not what a cat does. Instead, he/she plays with the mouse, tortures it, wounds it, occasionally letting it think it is getting away, then kills it.

The cat then promptly brings the dead mouse to you, which you neither need or want, and leaves it for you to find a way to dispose of it. Sort of like some legislative actions. Sometimes, just for good measure, they will add a regurgitated hairball just because they can.

Dogs have enthusiasm and empathy. They are brimming with excitement with just the slightest bit of attention. Dogs, no matter how they are mistreated, always forgive and they are always happy to see you.

Cats are characterized by a standoffish attitude and zero tolerance for change. At your lowest moment, they often disappear for weeks.

Now like any other general statement, there are exceptions.

They are conservatives who have dogs. Conservative dogs are the ones who can’t be left alone with children, they are generally ill-tempered by training, and are not inclined to being optimists. They lean toward big dogs as a way to compensate for their insecurities. But some conservatives with dogs also harbor progressive tendencies they try to conceal behind such angry beasts. They can be retrained.

And to all those conservatives who will feel the need to send me cute pictures of their dogs, it will just underscore my point. Deep down you want to be on our team.

Liberal cat owners are just trying to change the world. They are completely without guile. The cats, however, will never give up trying to convert you to the dark side.

The same caveat goes for liberal cat owners, no need to send cute pictures of your affectionate cats. Cats are known to be experts are pretending to be friendly, then they bite you when you try to pet them. I am not fooled by the secret agenda of cats to rule world.

So the rule of thumb for elections is simple.

A choice between a Dog candidate or a Cat candidate, pick the dog.

Choice between two dog candidates, pick the little dog. Big dogs are often afraid of little dogs. Little dogs are afraid of nothing.

Choice between two cat candidates…the country is in trouble, unless they are willing to adopt a dog. Then refer to the above rules.

P.S. If there were some dead people who voted against Mr. Trump, is it possible some of those were the 279,000 Americans lost on his watch to COVID-19?

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We Are a Country of Laws not Allegations

We are a country of law—not opinions, not perceptions, not beliefs, not accusations, but law. And it is under the law that this country survives.

No person, no institution, no office is above the law, nor do they get to determine of their own volition how the law may be applied. Congress enacts laws, the Executive branch enforces the laws, and the Judiciary interprets the law. Each of these elements must operate under the law.

No one individual can circumvent that for any purpose. We do not derail the peaceful transfer of power solely on the word of one man, not even if that man is a sitting President.

Theodore Boutrous: A First Amendment Blind Spot - WSJ

President Trump is on the brink of defying the people’s will by taking the law into his own hands. His purpose or rationalization is meaningless. His intent is unworthy of consideration. It is his actions that cause great concern.

He would have us abandon a two hundred and thirty year tradition of the peaceful transfer of power based on an allegation unsupported by any evidence, let alone a finding in a court of law.

By delaying the transition of power, he is violating the spirit of the law and the long history of this process. Once the individual states certify the vote, and the Electoral college casts the ballots giving Mr. Biden the total to become the next President, the law is clear. Mr. Trump’s continued refusal to abide by the spirit of the law will cross the line from obstinance to a criminal act .

I would remind those who support him that, not that long ago, many people and sitting members of Congress believed Mr. Trump guilty of impeachable offenses.

But the law determined he was not guilty, because the evidence did not support it. How one felt or what one thought about the decision doesn’t matter, it was made within the framework of the law. The same law we live by and need support.

Opinions, no matter how sincerely held, are meaningless under the law. Whether or not you supported the decision against impeachment is pointless. Whether you believe it was strictly political maneuvering that started the process and similar political maneuvering that ended it is meaningless.

The only thing that matters is the finding under the law.

Allegations of voter fraud are meaningless until a court decides under the law affirming such crimes. Until then, the presumption of any who may face charges is that they are innocent.

Thus, under our law, the integrity of the system remains trustworthy.

For Mr. Trump to recklessly and unlawfully obstruct the transition of power after the vote is certified because he “believes” there was widespread voter fraud is tantamount to a crime against the United States. A criminal act for which he, and anyone who actively takes part in this obstruction of the transition of power, should face charges.

Under our system, should this alleged widespread voter fraud be proven in court, Congress has remedies to address the issue. Until then, it is incumbent on all duly elected officials to support the peaceful transfer of power and to stand firm against a President seeking to subvert the system for his own benefit.

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