Sunday June 27, 2021
The Trump Organization is due to be indicted. I’m not sure what that means for the orange one, but it’s not good. Some say it will bankrupt him. I don’t know. He’s a slippery devil. I mean how do you go from losing nearly a billion dollars a year for four years straight, have a string of bankruptcies, and convince a majority of the voters of a major party that you are a good business person and worthy of being president?
I saw a thing that said, “If Fox News had been around in the 50s we’d still be fighting polio.” That about sums it up.
Meanwhile. Bret Kavanaugh wrote a ruling in favor of NCAA athletes. Apparently, he thinks because the colleges are making billions off of them they should get a slice of it.
Been watching some of the Olympic trials. Wow. Amazing stuff. How does Ledecky swim so fast and have that hardly moving scissors kick? And Simone? Well, she is from another world. Have you seen the Geico ad with Maroney’s look? Great stuff.
Now, onto important stuff. The Tour. I didn’t really remember last year’s tour, but a new guy came out of nowhere and won by seconds. This year started out disastrously. A woman was holding a sign and looking at the camera, not the riders as they swept by at 42 mph. Tony Martin got clipped by her and her sign. He went down and most of the riders in the peloton. It has changed the whole complexion of the race. Chris Froom who missed last year’s tour due to a horrific injury the previous year was back and involved in the pile up, either that one or one later in the race. He’s now 14:47 behind. Fourteen minutes is impossible to make up. It’s a shame. Still it’s a good race. Stage 2 finished with the top new guns and a few of the old in the top 10.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what is going on politically in this country. The new Georgia voting law is being challenged by the Justice Department. Why? Well, it seems the white Republican politicians in Georgia looked at the last election and asked themselves what were the ways black voters got to the polls? And then they crafted a bill to do as much as possible to eliminate that.
This is the stuff not only of undemocratic principle but the bedrock of authoritarianism. We have one party in this country that is trying to uphold our democracy and another bent on doing the will of the fascists, the authoritarians, and those with lots of money and power.
That idiot congress woman from Georgia who was stripped of all her committee assignments has called AOC “a little Communist”. Cute. AOC’s response? “Well, first off, I’m taller than her.”
The Washington Post did a piece on Satan and his contracting Corona virus. His condition was bad. Really bad. He got a lot of life saving experimental drugs, which saved his life. Many hoped he would change his mind and be more reasonable and compassionate. Silly people. He doesn’t care about anyone else. Really? You thought he’d do his job as president? Not a chance. He yelled at his staff for letting the gold star families get all over him. He wanted people at his next rally to not wear masks. Yet, he wanted them kept away from him.
It is despicable, chilling and all too predictable.
Our democracy is hanging in the balance. I don’t know if we will prevail or if the authoritarians will win.
BTW Michael Beschloss has been finding old TV shows where the bad guy is named Trump. One was a snake oil salesman who wanted to build a wall, saying he alone has a message to bring, forecasts the end of the world, and is arrested for business fraud.
Yeah, we’ve seen all this before. Will we stand up to it?