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The Tipping Point
Author: BobR    Date: 05/11/2017 13:23:33

Everyday, as a new fresh hell is brought upon us by this administration, we ask ourselves "when will somebody do something?" There have been SO many scandals that would have brought down any other administration (or prevented it from occurring in the first place). Bill Clinton used to be known for not letting various news stories affect his popularity. pResident tRump isn't popular, but he seems to have made the Congress and other governmental agencies impotent.

It's nearly impossible to predict, but there is always that tipping point when the fulcrum is breached and the downward slide begins - slowly, at first, almost imperceptible, but then gaining speed as the parabolic curve is traversed. This is what those who play the stock market (especially those who sell short) gamble on.

In the case of this administration, I believe we are at that point. With the firing of Comey, it is impossible to assume anything other than he knows he's guilty and is trying to protect himself. That he has no concept of how government works is our only saviour and will lead to his downfall. He has created legions of enemies with his every ham-handed move, and this time it is among those who wear a badge.

There are some who have rightly compared these actions to the beginnings of the Nazi regime, who chipped away at those who opposed them until Hitler had complete power. I think that comparison is apt. However, we have a unique system of government, and tRump is nowhere the brilliance of Hitler. To me, this is more akin to Hitler in his bunker, desperate to maintain power, as his world implodes around him, lashing out at his inner circle, unable to stop the forces closing in to bring him to justice.

Perhaps that's me being optimistic, but I don't think so. I think the firing of Comey - the man who very likely helped him get elected - with the lame rationale that he bungled the Clinton investigation, is the last straw. The usual suspects supporting him (McConnell, et al) don't even believe what they are saying (more so than usual), and it's pretty obvious.

The indictments have already been written - there is no stopping the arrests and court cases to come. The firing may accelerate those actions - not retard them. The train of justice has crested the hill, and is about to go steaming down the other side, taking this administration with it into the abyss.

 

31 comments (Latest Comment: 05/12/2017 00:13:09 by Scoopster)
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Comment by BobR on 05/11/2017 13:24:20
And no - this isn't going Godwin.

Comment by wickedpam on 05/11/2017 13:24:31
Morning

I love your optimism, it keeps me going

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 13:33:18
Mornin' all!

So, who's marching up the hill today?

Comment by Raine on 05/11/2017 13:52:12
good Morning!

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 14:02:15
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

So, who's marching up the hill today?

Ah here we go! Not quite live yet but should be soon.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/11/2017 14:51:27
Quote by BobR:
And no - this isn't going Godwin.



:whistles innocently: I said nothing!

Comment by wickedpam on 05/11/2017 15:05:27
Quinapec(sp) Poll

9. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump? (Numbers are not percentages. Figures show the number of times each response was given. This table reports only words that were mentioned at least five times.)

idiot 39
incompetent 31
liar 30
leader 25
unqualified 25
president 22
strong 21
businessman 18
ignorant 16
egotistical 15
asshole 13
stupid 13
arrogant 12
trying 12
bully 11
business 11
narcissist 11
successful 11
disgusting 10
great 10
clown 9
dishonest 9
racist 9
American 8
bigot 8
good 8
money 8
smart 8
buffoon 7
con-man 7
crazy 7
different 7
disaster 7
rich 7
despicable 6
dictator 6
aggressive 5
blowhard 5
decisive 5
embarrassment 5
evil 5
greedy 5
inexperienced 5
mental 5
negotiator 5
patriotism 5


Comment by trojanrabbit on 05/11/2017 15:29:38
Quote by BobR:
And no - this isn't going Godwin.


I made my opinion of Republicans known yesterday.

It hasn't changed.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/11/2017 15:57:16
Quote by wickedpam:
Quinapec(sp) Poll

9. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump? (Numbers are not percentages. Figures show the number of times each response was given. This table reports only words that were mentioned at least five times.)

idiot 39
incompetent 31
liar 30
leader 25
unqualified 25
president 22
strong 21
businessman 18
ignorant 16
egotistical 15
asshole 13
stupid 13
arrogant 12
trying 12
bully 11
business 11
narcissist 11
successful 11
disgusting 10
great 10
clown 9
dishonest 9
racist 9
American 8
bigot 8
good 8
money 8
smart 8
buffoon 7
con-man 7
crazy 7
different 7
disaster 7
rich 7
despicable 6
dictator 6
aggressive 5
blowhard 5
decisive 5
embarrassment 5
evil 5
greedy 5
inexperienced 5
mental 5
negotiator 5
patriotism 5



This makes me smile.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 05/11/2017 16:14:49
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quinapec(sp) Poll

9. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump? (Numbers are not percentages. Figures show the number of times each response was given. This table reports only words that were mentioned at least five times.)

idiot 39
incompetent 31
liar 30
leader 25
unqualified 25
president 22
strong 21
businessman 18
ignorant 16
egotistical 15
asshole 13
stupid 13
arrogant 12
trying 12
bully 11
business 11
narcissist 11
successful 11
disgusting 10
great 10
clown 9
dishonest 9
racist 9
American 8
bigot 8
good 8
money 8
smart 8
buffoon 7
con-man 7
crazy 7
different 7
disaster 7
rich 7
despicable 6
dictator 6
aggressive 5
blowhard 5
decisive 5
embarrassment 5
evil 5
greedy 5
inexperienced 5
mental 5
negotiator 5
patriotism 5



This makes me smile.


So 360 "Bad" to 167 "Good".

I'm sure "traitor" is in that list somewhere. Wonder how far it goes?

Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/11/2017 16:19:20
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quinapec(sp) Poll

9. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Donald Trump? (Numbers are not percentages. Figures show the number of times each response was given. This table reports only words that were mentioned at least five times.)

idiot 39
incompetent 31
liar 30
leader 25
unqualified 25
president 22
strong 21
businessman 18
ignorant 16
egotistical 15
asshole 13
stupid 13
arrogant 12
trying 12
bully 11
business 11
narcissist 11
successful 11
disgusting 10
great 10
clown 9
dishonest 9
racist 9
American 8
bigot 8
good 8
money 8
smart 8
buffoon 7
con-man 7
crazy 7
different 7
disaster 7
rich 7
despicable 6
dictator 6
aggressive 5
blowhard 5
decisive 5
embarrassment 5
evil 5
greedy 5
inexperienced 5
mental 5
negotiator 5
patriotism 5



This makes me smile.



It makes me smile as well.

Trump is not very smart, and his incompetence may be his undoing.

I argued with an old college friend on my facebook page who seems to be accepting Trump's version of Comey's firing. Here is one of my comments to him:



John, firing an FBI director who is investigator associates of the President who were involved with his campaign and transition looks about as kosher as a pig stuffed with oysters that has been sacrificed to Mammon.


Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 16:48:30
Oh Sean....




Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/11/2017 16:58:28
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh Sean....





Regardless, Sean Spicer still looks like a fool. Saturday Night Live will love this.

Comment by Mondobubba on 05/11/2017 17:02:44
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh Sean....





Regardless, Sean Spicer still looks like a fool. Saturday Night Live will love this.


Melissa McCarthy is hosting this week!

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 17:06:09
Oh this is just amazing.. as soon as that Senate Intel Committee hearing went to its lunch break, Warner & Burr were asked to meet in private/secure conf with Rod Rosenstein (Deputy AG). I have a feeling he's ratting out Trump putting pressure on him about the Comey firing memo.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 17:16:25



Comment by Will in Chicago on 05/11/2017 17:19:21
Quote by Scoopster:



If I were advising Trump and Pence, I would tell them to lawyer up.

Okay, wild theory time. Did Mike Pence stay silent on telling Trump that firing Comey was going to be a disaster in the hopes that Trump leaves office?

Comment by wickedpam on 05/11/2017 17:50:41
Quote by Scoopster:




Didn't Raine link up or write a blog about a fundraising event with private meetings in DC with tRump or his people? Wonder if this is connected to that.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 18:04:38
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Scoopster:


Didn't Raine link up or write a blog about a fundraising event with private meetings in DC with tRump or his people? Wonder if this is connected to that.

Possibly... I'll take a look back in a bit. BTW this is the firm being searched.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 05/11/2017 18:54:27
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Scoopster:


Didn't Raine link up or write a blog about a fundraising event with private meetings in DC with tRump or his people? Wonder if this is connected to that.

Possibly... I'll take a look back in a bit. BTW this is the firm being searched.


Leave a little message on their Facebook page, they're supposed to be VERY responsive. Well, maybe not so much right now.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 19:26:10
Bingo.




Comment by BobR on 05/11/2017 21:29:32
Quote by trojanrabbit:
Quote by BobR:
And no - this isn't going Godwin.


I made my opinion of Republicans known yesterday.

It hasn't changed.

Yup

Comment by BobR on 05/11/2017 21:32:20
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh Sean....





Comment by Raine on 05/11/2017 21:35:29
Hi! Settling in for the night at the highland in. Long day.

Comment by Raine on 05/11/2017 21:40:13
SCOOP!


You are killing it today! So much good stuff!

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 23:27:14
Ohoho welcome back! And we're not done yet!




Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 23:36:43



Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 23:40:39
Oh boo fuckin hoo Donny

I guess this confirms that Rosenstein is in the gang too, doesn't it. Fucklesticks.

Comment by Scoopster on 05/11/2017 23:49:03

How is this not from The Onion?

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HOW IS THIS NOT FROM THE ONION??!!!?!?!?!!



Comment by Scoopster on 05/12/2017 00:13:09
Oh goodness.. why didn't I think of this!