Posted by: Helen Philpot | February 5, 2020

Nancy just tore up the speech. I would have torn him a new asshole. #ImWithFred

Margaret, have you been watching any news lately or did you give up and go back to just talking to your parrots? If you did, I don’t blame you. The media is about to make me lose my religion. There’s so much shit being broadcast, I’m more lost than a fart in a fan factory. Somehow the Iowa Caucuses, which to be honest are about as interesting as watching paint dry, are headline news because we didn’t get our vote count in ten minutes. But an impeached President disrespects the National Anthem, can’t find Missouri on a map and then goes on TV and sniffs and snorts and lies to the American people and it’s declared a victory because he’s just rallying his confederacy of dunces. Lord Jesus have mercy. Where do I begin?

How about I start with Iowa. The news didn’t get their triple-washed results spoon fed to them and all hell broke loose. It took 24 hours to begin to get results. Oh the horror of it all. Honestly I ask you: How could it NOT take a day or two? Did you watch the damn thing? A hundred and fifty thousand Iowans came running out of the corn fields and into gymnasiums and cafeterias with something called a Presidential Preference Card. Once inside they proceeded to have an old-fashioned pig pickin’. People gathered here and then gathered there only to learn that this candidate wasn’t viable and then that candidate was, and suddenly those preference cards were being traded like Green Stamps. For you Bernie supporters out there, Green Stamps have nothing to do with immigrants or the environment.  A better reference for your age group might be Pokémon cards.  And for you Klobuchar supporters – think Beanie Babies. Before you know it, one woman was so confused, she traded away her preference card for Buttigieg not realizing that God has issues with Chasten. I kid you not.

If you ask me, the fact that we started getting results the next day is remarkable.

Look, I’m poking fun at our friends from Iowa, but the truth of the matter is this. It’s a caucus. It’s complicated by design. If it were easy, everyone would participate, and we certainly can’t have that.  And if you think Iowa can’t caucus, imagine what would happen if Florida tried it? Or better yet, Georgia.  Folks – voter suppression is something Americans excel at. Iowa has about 800,000 registered Democrats and over 600,000 didn’t caucus for shit.  With a 19% turnout, you would think we could get those results quickly. Am I right?

Wrong.

This isn’t a disaster. It’s not a conspiracy. It’s a caucus. Shit happens. In 2012 the Republicans were caucusing for Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, John Huntsman and a couple other candidates who might have been named Gabbard and Yang for all I know. Mitt Romney was declared the winner… until he wasn’t.  Almost 16 days later Rick Santorum was declared the winner but only after the Iowa GOP announced it was really just too close to call anyone a winner.  Four years later in 2016 we think Ted Cruz won, but Ben Carson accused Cruz supporters of cheating and Donald Trump claimed it was rigged against him.  Yeah. That happened.  So… getting results 24 hours later – not really a news story.  But you would have never known that considering how many journalists set their hair on fire yesterday as we waited for the Iowa Democrats to weigh in.  Funny how that was the news when, on the other side, an impeached President was running virtually unopposed.

But it’s not like we are lacking for news ever with this asshat in the White House. How many hours and hours, days, weeks, months even did the media spend on NFL football players supposedly disrespecting the flag by quietly kneeling during the National Anthem. Remember that? Remember how Trump wanted them all fired? Remember how the GOP said they should just shut up and play or even better they could just leave the country if they hated it so much – remember that?  Of course, you do.  It was headline news for… well considering we still hear about it – forever. And yet, when an impeached President Trump waves his hands, points at people and even tries to take a seat  druing the Anthem while others stand at attention with their hands over their hearts… well we don’t hear much about that because evidently the Iowa Caucuses were rigged. Thanks media. Once again you have proven about as useful as a one-legged man at a butt kickin’ contest.

And then just as the Iowa Caucus results are released, we cut away to the impeached President’s State of the Union Address otherwise know as Trump’s Tall Tales. Among other bullshit, Trump delivered NRA propaganda as red meat. Fred Guttenberg was in the audience. He lost his daughter, Jamie, during the Parkland shootings. Fred spoke truth to power last night while Trump lied to America. Fred was removed from the room. Trump continued to lie.

  • Fact: Trump is fighting in the courts to get rid of insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.
  • Fact: The economy grew faster under Obama.
  • Fact: Midwest manufacturing activity has hit a 4-year low under Trump.
  • Fact: More jobs were created during Obama’s final three years than during Trumps first three.
  • Fact: Nobody aborts babies.
  • Fact: Donald Trump is a liar.

But what will the story be?  Nancy Pelosi ripped up the speech.

Give me a break mainsteam media. She just tore up the speech. If I had been there, I would have torn him a new asshole. It’s not that you’re fake news. It’s that you’re no news. Get off your asses and do your jobs. I mean it. Really.


Responses

  1. Hi Mageen,

    I guess it is human nature. Working from home isn’t much fun these days for some reason, since I am being forced to do so. But I shouldn’t complain. Good you are keeping busy. Let’s all be as positive as you and defeat the nasty virus.

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  2. Easier, I feel your pain. I dug out an old can of paint and i am nodding around the house touching door frames etc. where needed. I may even try some ironing. Yeah, I know. Double the excitement, right?

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  3. Hello porch dwellers,

    Staying in and all hunkered down. Not as easy as I thought it was going to be. However, I am hoping to be here at this time next year by following current guidelines and avoiding big crowds. The human race will continue on. Hard times are ahead but we are hardy. Be safe all!

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  4. Well, now! Hmmm!

    If – and this is a big if – Trump tried to do that it (and it sounded so Trumpian) was likely a result of someone else pushing him.Trump and scientific facts do not mix. And it would be all for nothing. A really potent vaccine isn’t anywhere in the near or semi-near future.

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  5. Agree or Disagree?

    “Welt am Sonntag also quoted an unidentified German government source as saying Trump was trying to secure the scientists’ work exclusively, and would do anything to get a vaccine for the United States, “but only for the United States.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-usa/germany-tries-to-stop-us-from-luring-away-firm-seeking-coronavirus-vaccine-idUSKBN2120IV

    Peace.

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  6. Just learned that Trump tested negative for the virus. I am not convinced. Even his doctors seem to be invertebrates and will kowtow to him. Anyway, he should be tested further in a 14 day stretch. And all the plant life in the WH should be tested as well, no matter who they are.

    Went out and about yesterday just to check out the scene. I live two blocks from one of the oldest most historic north south routes in the country. For the first time, it was a true pleasure to drive it. Ate at an IHOP. the wait staff will take you order from 3 feet away and set it in front of you without eye contact. This is a 24 hour place and they never, but never lack for customers, even during a rare blizzard.

    Took a little drive afterwards and once again it was a genuine pleasure to see the countryside at my speed!

    Daughter in AL relates that all the schools are closed, her kids are doing their lessons electronically and even the federal part of her area are closed so that means hubby is home, too. I know that this is the time she has prayed for to clear off her Honey Do list!

    Stay strong, porch dwellers! Onward and upward!

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  7. Just learned elsewhere on this machine…almost missed it…It’s National Pi Day. Was is Alaskapi who started it here on the porch? I hope all the people I know and care about are and will remain to be well. I believe this crisis is just another test of our beliefs. Those who feel it’s a hoax should stand by their beliefs, test them a bit.

    Just for info, DH and I both suffered from a thing much like this Covid19 thing back on January 18. He first, me one day later. Both began with severe sinus like headache, quickly progressed to raging dry cough. That went on for about 18-20 days. Haven’t had a sickness like this that I can remember, ever.
    Met a woman in the health food store looking for relief, she was up to 28 days, 10 of them on an antibiotic, still coughing and suffering from head congestion.
    We didn’t notice fever and didn’t bother taking temp. After 2 weeks of coughing, the muscles in my chest sides HURT! a lot! After 11 days, we visited our local primarycare to get our lungs checked but since that was still a couple of weeks before we knew the disease was in the US, we didn’t get tested for anything, not even flu. Now I wonder if we had a mild case of the Covid 19 or a relative of it. Although we’re both OLD!, we take good care of ourselves. Maybe if they manage to come up with a test for antibodies, we can find out what we had. Not gonna hold my breath, though. (and since I had Neurological Lyme Disease for 4 years while seeing the same primarycare and he never figured it out, I don’t really expect much from them.)

    I’ll remain in touch with those I care about and share real information via Electronic Pony Express. We’ll continue to look out for each other. Some really good things CAN come from this.

    https://www.alternet.org/2020/03/meet-the-17-year-old-behind-a-website-tracking-coronavirus-cases-that-is-now-a-vital-global-resource/

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  8. Cynthia, we are not in the streets screaming right now because of a virus and everything is either closed or about to close. I work in an exceptionally small office with no hands on or even eye contact with the rest of the world. Our business is 50% phone and internet with clients throughout the Northeast and even some contacts around the rest of the country. And I have also had a plurality of pneumonia shots. From what I understand, COVID is mostly a pneumonia. I am old enough now to have a plethora of shots in the past few years that I could probably imitate a pincushion. Anyhow, I want all the porch dwellers and bacon lovers out there to stay healthy. We will get through this. Heck, if the Italians can do it, so can we!

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  9. The trump supporters must be in hiding. I don’t see comments on how the country is doing so fantastic.  Low unemployment.  The stock market is at an all time high.  The economy is booming.  trump is the greatest president ever!!

    (I think he just bankrupted America…like every other business or thing he has ever touched.)

    After checking my investments, I will need to lower my standard of living or update/readjust my expiration date!

    Take care, stay well. We will survive this *&%$#* wankpuffin.

    It would be a shame if trump were to get a yuge dose of this Democratic hoax, eh?

    Peace.

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  10. Your the best!

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  11. That boat has no rudder, ripped sails and a freakin huge leak now. Why are we not in the streets screaming??

    Peace.

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  12. Some times karma comes along right on time. The germaphobe in the WH has of course shifted coronavirus to someone else who is not a germaphobe but is completely unfit for the responsibility let alone the job he was elected to do. Which one will win the fight to get into the lifeboat? Well, who do you think is in better physical shape? Plus the germaphobe won’t put his hands on Dense to push him aside. As for the very idea that coronavirus will take a summer vacation, forget that! A virus is a virus. It does what it wants when it wants. Sound familiar?

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  13. FABULOUS!!! You women are outstanding. Please keep it up.

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  14. Oh Mageen, you know he walks on water! He’d walk away leaving us sinking in the deep blue ocean.

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  15. Cynthia, the current “captain” would the first and only on in the one and only lifeboat irregardless of the number of people he had to kill to save his own skin.

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  16. Ever feel like you are on a boat with a broken rudder, ripped sails in the middle of the ocean with a Captain who doesn’t know what the fu*k he is doing?

    Peace.

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  17. It is great to meet a like minded Christian on this topic of Trump.

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  18. Great post 🌺🌺

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  19. You’ve got a nice blog ☘️☘️☘️ Really nice ❤️😊😊

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  20. “Its time to impeach Barr.” I would include Mitch as well. Actually there is a long list of people who should be removed.

    Peace.

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  21. Its time to impeach Barr. If you can’t get to the captain in the lifeboat, take out what is left of his crew, one by creepy one and see how the last man in the boat curdles while he has no one to keep him from thinking of the sharks in the water.

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  22. We’d love to hear your opinion on that asshat, AG Bill Barr.

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  23. Look up Indivisible, Helen, and join or start a group. The goal is to vote Trump and cronies out!

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  24. Helen, you are the breath of fresh air that we all need to put things in perspective. keep on writing!! You might want to check out a national group that I belong to that thinks like you and helps Americans unite to get trump voted out!

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  25. STANDING OVATION! Once again ladies you nailed it!

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  26. I love your blog. I would love to start one of my own because I feel like my head is going to explode with all the Trump nonsense around me. Can you help me?One of my dear friends just passed away and she would have loved your blog and would have loved writing one with me….

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  27. Yay!

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  28. As always, Helen, thank you!

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  29. Thank you! How do I get my sister on your mailing list? She lives in Spain,

    On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 7:12 AM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: “Margaret, have you been watching any news lately or > did you give up and go back to just talking to your parrots? If you did, I > don’t blame you. The media is about to make me lose my religion. There’s so > much shit being broadcast, I’m more lost than a fart” >

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  30. Thanks again for a spot on post. It made me laugh out loud and God knows we need more off that while watching this dumpster fire! I can’t even begin to contemplate what this country will be like if he wins another term.

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  31. As always: You are to the point, on target, and good medicine for this beleaguered nation! Thank you, Helen Philpot.

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  33. Put the gone in gonorrhea.

    Oops. Wrong blog.

    btw, #Pelosi2024

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  34. Thank you, thank you Helen! You captured my feelings exactly. I told my husband tonight I am checking out of politics for a while. I did not think I would live to see the day when I would write I am proud of Mitt Romney in the stance he took. History will be kind to him. Wow I am feeling like I am on the event horizon of a black hole about to go in. Up is down and vice versa. What is going on? When is somebody vindicated when evidence is suppressed and everybody knows in advance about the outcome? How could I feel proud as a human about such an outcome and be crowing about it when I know things were rigged in my favor? My head would be hung down and I wouldn’t be able to look people in the eyes. Such is not the case anymore. Dishonesty is being elevated as a virtue. What do I do as a parent in the values I impart to my children? The future scares me.

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  35. Just posted the link to your latest to my FB page.

    By the way, I am 73 and a Bernie Sanders supporter. And, there are many of my age and gender who support him…even though most of his proposals will benefit younger people.

    Bernie looks to the future for people who will live after he dies.

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  36. I just sent this to friends and told them I want to be you when I grow up. BTW, I am retired. 😎

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  37. Meanwhile, in South Carolina, the state GOP decided not to have a primary, even though one of their own (Mark Sanford) was running. AND NOW they are urging republican registered voters to vote for Sanders in the Democratic primary. Won’t they be surprised when Bernie Sanders gets elected president!

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  38. Well done Helen. I love this Blog.
    So very true.

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  39. Brilliant!

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  40. Thank you Helen for telling us exactly how it is. I love reading your blogs.

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  41. Loved this thanks

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  42. Reblogged this on silverapplequeen and commented:
    As usual, Margaret & Helen hit it on the head! A great read!

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  43. Thank you!

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  44. Excellent post. A breath of fresh air!

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  45. Trump is the biggest liar, cheater, con man, and woman abuser! Those are his accomplishments! His biggest accomplishment, though, is that he has been impeached and that can never be erased! The Senate did not remove him but that stain of impeachment will forever be attached to his name throughout the ages! That is the only saving grace in all of this! Everything you have written about him, about the Republicans in the Senate, that is how they will forever be remembered! God help our country, especially if this poor excuse for a human being gets another four years in office when he really belongs in prison!

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  46. I get this blog through WordPress and I see no ads at all…just saying

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  47. I think I love you. You speak truth to everyyhing

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  48. Hilarious read

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  49. Thank you Thank you THANK YOU! You speak the truth with such force and wit. I think this is the first time I’ve been able to calm down and enjoy a moment of peace today.

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  50. As you know you can tell when Trump is lying. His lips are moving. Trump has been diagnosed with the Pinocchio syndrome. This condition causes his nose grows longer with every lie he tells. Last night he poked the eye out of a reporter in the back of the room. The reporter pasted out & when he awoke he swears he saw little birds flying around his head. They were actually a string of tweets from the president. The same day when the Paradise fire started there was a fire in Washington DC. The president was involved in a media briefing and a White House security guard rushed in with a fire extinguisher as he noticed the presidents pants were on fire … liar, liar pants on fire. Near the end of his tirade he mentioned he created he had created earth in 6 days. Of coarse you remember last year while he was in Israel he claimed to be the “chosen one.” Actually, that is when he was going to be measured for the orange jump suit by the Department of Corrections.

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  51. I remember green stamps, and blue chip stamps too.

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  52. please keep speaking the truth in real language. You are just wonderful.

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  53. Let me give you another picture of Iowa caucusing up close. We live in the red Trumpian part. Steve King is admired. Democrats are looked on as crack-pots. We don’t know who else is “one of us”. Our neighbors have drunk the koolaide. To caucus, we have to rise above this and drive 20 miles from our rural home to a small town in a valley—population maybe 50. Even the bar is closed. There is an old, one room school house now known as the “community center”. There are stairs going up into it. So, there we meet and discover other souls brave and concerned enough and able to come out on a cold night to talk politics with their neighbors! (and a guy from Colorado working for the Bernie’s campaign) It was great! We discovered that the neighbor down the road is also democrat! We shared concerns and ideas, we compromised on who we’d be for, some volunteered to be delegates to the next round. I can’t imagine doing this in a more densely populated area, but it was a good thing. And knowing who we supported as a group, and knowing there were lots of similar groups making up the Iowa caucus, means we know if the vote totals reflect the will of the people. (yes, the totals they are reporting sound accurate) Sure, it drove the media crazy to have nothing to report for hours……but we aren’t doing this for the media. We are doing this as our part for the good of the country. Just because we are a small rural area doesn’t make us less.

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  54. Thank you for your blog. I always enjoy it.

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  55. Amen, Helen. What a kerfluffle these times are.

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  56. And I do want to thank “Margaret and Helen” for their lacerating and cathartic blog . . . it’s one of the reasons we’re all able to claw through this mess of a godforsaken Trump Reality Show. Raise your hand if his voice makes your skin crawl . . . !

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  57. To the commenter wondering why there were Trump and NRA ads on M&H’s site, I too have WordPress — for my professional, low activity site — and only recently found out that it carries ads. Which wasn’t the case in the beginning.
    I may be looking around for an alternative…esp. when the ads are so opposite from one’s point of view.

    On the other hand, one could look at it this way: it’s an opportunity to take all those Trump and NRA surveys and give ’em hell and back!

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  58. I refuse to listen to or watch anything that sorry excuse for a human being poaching in the White House has to say. He has legitimized the worst aspects of human behavior and like sheep, his supporters just keep bleeting.

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  60. LOve you and your great way of addressing the facts. Keep it up !!

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  61. Keep it up!

    On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 8:04 AM Margaret and Helen wrote:

    > Helen Philpot posted: “Margaret, have you been watching any news lately or > did you give up and go back to just talking to your parrots? If you did, I > don’t blame you. The media is about to make me lose my religion. There’s so > much shit being broadcast, I’m more lost than a fart” >

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  62. Wow! Helen , you should’ve been a candidate

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  63. Loved your blog post, but why am I seeing Trump and NRA ads all over it? Can’t you block them from your account?

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  64. Superb blog! Eons ago when I was in undergrad school, my political science and history professors all foretold the coming of Trump. We just couldn’t believe it. At that tie we had been toddlers during the Second World War and saw pictures in the magazines and newspapers that our parents read and left on the coffee table. The photos were god-awful and even a child in potty training knew they were ghastly. And then came the Korean War and more photos of ghastly nature. We certainly weren’t sheltered. but still, we couldn’t believe their predictions. Their basis for the argument was simply “people can be suckered.” History has shown that there is a lot more to being suckered by what someone sys or does. there is this odd thing called recognition of one’s self in the guy coming after your allegiance. Apparently there are more “Trumps” out there n the hinterland than any patriots. Yes, these same professors caught us about impeachment. It sounded good to hear and looked good on paper but I always wondered why the hell the Founders didn’t add some real genuine “teeth” to the process such as execution. Otherwise as the years roll by its going to be just more of the same. I also believe that Trump will eventually end very, very badly, blubbering all the way.

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  65. Thanks for throwing out a life line in this bullshit hurricane we are fighting against. It’s hard to fathom how infested & destroyed the country and government has been corrupted. The GOP are the termites of democracy and decency. And it feeds off money, power and greed. The media and internet pour more fuel on this dumpster fire daily.
    God helps us – we sure need HER/HIM/THEY/IT

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  66. Loved this post today. I really needed to see someone else call out Big Media on their ‘ratings based coverage’ . Who cares about 94% white Iowa where most residents are not involved in the election process? Keep up the good work Margaret & Helen. Your voice is needed.

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  67. I agree with all but the Pelosi optics. I loved that!!! That was the highlight of the asswipes’s speech! But his child-like antics during the national anthem? So trump all the way. Barron had better decorum than his father.

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  68. OMG, I love you! That was a laugh out loud review of that so-called speech the Liar-in-Chief gave last night. I gave up when he awarded the PMoF to Rush Limbaugh. That was more than I could take.

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  69. Thanks for the update! My doctor told me to quit reading news as it was stressing me out so I am feeling so much better now. I quit yelling at my cats and stopped throwing coffee cups full of coffee at my screens of various sizes. My ancestors who were here before the Country was formed have been heard clawing their way out of the ground having fought for their freedom to make this country. And their bloodlines all met in what is Iowa, and made me.
    Iowa is full of nice folks but winter madness must have made them want to hitch up and struggle through snow to do this caucus thingy. Personally I think America has lost its senses and the Mafia Dons have taken over the country.

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  70. OMG – We love you! What a great history lesson. Truth to power – more of that please!!!

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  71. Keep it comming, Helen! I love your posts.

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  72. Love you ladies to bits! Thanks for keepin’ it real!

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  73. Thank you so much for helping me get through this horrific time

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  74. Green Stamps also had nothing to do with the environment.:-)
    Re: the Iowa caucus mishaps, agreed! waiting a day or 2 for results is fine. If many of the precinct captains wrestling with the app were boomers, why not at least pair them with young people who might be more tech-adept?
    But as Winston Chruchill [i think] said, “Democracy is the worst form of gov’t ever invented, except for all the others.”
    Thanks for your blog!

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  75. Margaret and Helen….y’all are a breath of fresh air in this hell called political reality. I feel better. Thank you from the bottom of my NC heart.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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  76. Yay!

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  77. 100% absolutely as usual SPOT-ON observations. Wish your blog was as ever-present as is our ‘hair-on-fire’ media.

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  78. Helen, you are on fire today! Love you, ladies!

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  79. Helen, YOU should have given the State of the Union address. At least, we would have received factual information. Trump’s every sentence contained a lie or a show piece. For sure, he knows his supporters–like him, they don’t read, only look at the pictures; the theatrics…And you’re right, there are no words for this media: Shiny objects all the time, but they’ll probably say, “BOTH SIDES.”

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  80. Brava!! Brava!! You are spot on, as usual!

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  81. Let’s rip him one in November! Unless he accidentally dies sooner.

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  82. Brava!

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  83. Dear Margaret and Helen….love today’s post, which is unquestionably one of your best ever! After reading your post, I found myself smiling, for the first time in a while. Love your blog, and thank your for making us smile!

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  84. Woo hoo, Helen!!! Give it to ‘em! Great, great, great post. Love you.

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  85. So post this where media sees it instead of trying to impress the few here with how clever a wordsmith you think you are. Gaaaa.

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  86. Thank you bunches. You always tell it like it is. The corporate owned media is all hype and no content these days.

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  87. So a drug-addled president hands out the Medal of Freedom to another drug-addled racist, misogynist asshat. It is all too much to absorb. Thanks you for making me laugh through my tears.

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  89. Such a spot on commentary by you two wonderful ladies. Keep up the great work

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  90. Dear Margaret and Helen,

    Republican Senators may now be fully opening Pandora’s Box, if they acquit the US president with no admonishment. They may not ever get a chance to put the president back in the box and my guess is they won’t be able to. Mind you, I believe the evidence is pretty compelling that the president is every bit as guilty and more. Sadly, he has dragged others into his mess, as is his usual modus operandi.

    What they are missing because of fear and blind allegiance is this is the point of reckoning where they could have saved their party and democracy. This point may be looked back on in history as the watershed moment when the GOP leaders failed to act upon. The argument that the president’s position is above the law is absolute BS. We are not a kingdom and, if our president is corrupt and untruthful as this one is, he needs to be removed from office.

    As an independent and former GOP and Democrat voter, I do not care what party is represented in the White House. But, when the incumbent dishonors the position to the point where 63% of Europeans (per a recent Pew survey) do not trust him, trusting Putin and Xi more, what does that tell you?

    Taking the US president at his word is fool’s errand. But, this is not new. His attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen said under oath, “Donald Trump is a racist, he is a con-artist and he is a cheat.” Under oath, Cohen said he sent out over 500 strong arm letters to people and entities to not reveal any negative news about Trump. The most succinct quote about Trump comes from Thomas Wells, another attorney who worked with Trump, when he wrote before the election, “Donald Trump lies everyday, even about things of no consequence.”

    The evidence is overwhelming in my view, based on the testimony of duty bound public servants under oath who testified at great risk. But, the key reason I know Trump is guilty (beyond his modus operandi), is because he said he is not. When one lies like the president, the story is fluid, like retreating lines drawn in the sand.

    I apologize for the long winded comment.

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  91. God love you Helen! You put into laugh-out-loud words thoughts I can only dream. Made my day! Please keep lifting our spirits in this mind numbing time.

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  92. Brava! Well said as usual. Keep posting please.

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  93. I am always so glad when I check my emails and your blog is there. It’s a breath of fresh air. You forgot to mention on other thing – that bloviating asshole Rush Limbaugh getting the Medal of Freedom. Jesus H. Christ. if there is anyone who doesn’t deserve that, it’s that purveyor of hate who bragged about smoking not causing cancer and now he’s paying the price. How many other people didn’t quit smoking because of him and are now ill with cancer? I have no sympathy for a creature who has spewed his hate for decades and has had a hand in our divisiveness. A mighty big hand. Thanks for you blog. I love it.

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  94. Thank you. I needed this today.

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