Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: A War if Trump Wants One

Posted on September 24, 2020

Benjamin Netanyahu and Sheldon Adelson have a war all teed up for President Trump if he thinks he needs a war to win re-election. Timing is elegant. Iran is available. Use the Debate Sept 29 to take command of the stage. Remind us of your love for Israel. Commence hostilities first or second week of October.

Bye Bye Biden. Everybody knows a President gets a bump in the polls when our troops are at risk. Whether its a legitimate use of force, well now you’re being technical. Our President has an election to win. Nobody likes Iran anyway so its a win, win, win. Do you think Adelson came in $35 Mil strong in the last week of 2016, and gave five times more than the next largest giver to the Trump Inaugural Committee because he’s a flower child and, like Rodney King, just wants us “all to get along.” C’mon, man, you don’t go into the Casino business because you want to give someone a fair shot.

Netanyahu has experience sending the USA to war. Here he is, as a private Israeli citizen, between his first and second term as Israeli Prime Minister lecturing a compliant committee of our Congress on the duty of the United States to go to war with Iraq because in Netanyahu’s words “there was absolutely no doubt” that Saddam had weapons that, as it turned out, he didn’t have. Continue Reading……

Putting this one down here now for later use

In these pandemic times this tidbit didn’t last long in the news cycle and it deserves some attention:

The woman behind ‘Roe vs. Wade’ didn’t change her mind on abortion. She was paid ~ Meredith Blake

Advertising is the art of convincing people to spend money they don’t have for something they don’t need. ~ Will Rogers

Dat ol Denial River Rolls On

First comes the revelation that Trump thinks our soldiers are chumps and then Bob Woodward reveals that the disaster in chief knew how bad the ‘rona was for a long time and chose instead to lie about it.

There are some profound implications here, especially Trump’s decision to hold that campaign rally in Tulsa this past summer knowing beforehand it would kill some of his own supporters, such as Herman Cain. To endanger your most fervent supporters reveals the special kind of contempt Donald harbors for his own people.

The GOPers down here love to wrap themselves up in the flag and it makes them such easy marks for a sociopath that thinks our war dead are losers. The ironies are so 2020 (and delicious).

I’d look for more damning revelations to come.







Other Voices | Tom Callaghan: Trump’s Convention and the War Solution

Donald Trump lives in Washington, DC., but it’s not his town. His Party will meet there this week, but the town belongs to Muriel Bowser, the Mayor of the District of Columbia. She left her calling card on Black Lives Matter Plaza right on Trump’s Front Door. Take a look. This is what Trump sees as he gets up every morning in time to watch FOX and Friends.

The Mayor is tough. She outfoxed Trump, and boxed him in. If their confrontation ever got physical I have her as a prohibitive favorite.

The Trump Convention will be a celebration of Trump Is Tough. We’ll see clips of the Trump Strut, the slow walk, waving the clenched fist. Meeting with other so-called tough guys like Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman. What a sick joke. President Bone Spurs meets with Prince Bone Saws.

When you see Trump’s slow walk strut, think of a real tough guy, a Mench, Robert Mueller. When Mueller got out of college, he went down to the Marine Corps Recruiting Office and was turned down because of bad knees. Nine out of ten would have breathed a sigh of relief. No Viet Nam. Bob Mueller rehabbed, went down to see the Marines a year later and made it in on the second try. Viet Nam. Highly decorated, absolutely. Followed by 12 years as FBI Director, appointed by Bush extended by Obama, confirmed unanimously by the US Senate, twice.

When asked what he was most proud of in his illustrious career Bob Mueller replied “the Marine Corps deemed me worthy to lead other Marines.” Now there’s a guy who could wear a Make America Great Again Hat legitimately. Not like the other stiff.

So, as you watch the Republican Convention, every time you see Trump, think Mueller. Trump is what can happen to a country, a society, a people if they don’t pay attention in the fullest sense of the word “attention”. Attention is what Benjamin Franklin was talking about when he responded to a question about what the Constitutional Convention had produced. His answer, for the ages, “A Republic if you can keep it.”

It’s on everybody. We didn’t keep it. But we can get it back. Our wonderful Republic. What else have you got to do that’s more important?

MISTER BIG AND TRUMP’S WAR “SOLUTION”

Mr. Big, may not be at the Convention. He’s 87 years old and, with the threat of Covid, he may not want to risk travel. He can afford the trip. He’s got $35 Billion in his wallet and access to 18 planes that he and his company own. He is the single most powerful private citizen in the US and Israel but he can’t get his name in the paper or mentioned on TV in the USA. People who are reasonably informed on public affairs have never heard of him. Continue Reading…….







I’ve needed to get his off my chest for a few weeks now……

I’ve devoted a good portion of my professional career working K-12s and JUCOs in Mississippi. There are some incredibly talented folks that work in education and I’ve personally made a few lifelong friendships from that association. Since public education has a political component however, there are also some folks that are without doubt among the biggest imbeciles I’ve ever met that also work in the field. Lately more than a few school districts have volunteered themselves up along those lines with their pandemic re-opening plans, Jackson County and it’s new Superintendent being one that comes to mind and with them it starts with having what can be most charitably described as band of idiots for a School Board. Such condition appears to be locally epidemic here in the Magnolia State.

Lest this post be construed as a painting with a broad brush Slabbed recognizes those districts that have busted their butts actually getting ready to start school in a pandemic, the municipal districts on the coast being examples of that and they are a credit to their communities. And when it became apparent that even their best efforts would still make it unwise to re-open Bay-Waveland Schools took the very prudent step to push the start date back after labor day, which was and remains the best decision any K-12 in this State has made so far this year. There is a benefit to listening to good advice during a public health emergency.

And then there is the other half:

Teachers share grim details of Mississippi school districts failing to uphold COVID reopening promises ~ Adam Ganucheau

At a school in the Jackson County School District, teachers received so few cleaning supplies from the district that they’re having to tear off-brand Lysol wipes in half just to have enough to wipe down desks between classes. A little more than a week since students returned to the district, teachers are already spending their own money to buy additional cleaning supplies for their classrooms.

Continue reading “I’ve needed to get his off my chest for a few weeks now……”