- Written by Michael Z Williamson
The current attempt at impeaching President Trump revolves around a claim of a "quid pro quo" of government aid to the Ukraine, in exchange for them pursuing legitimate law enforcement investigations of your typical Demorrhoid corruption.
First, it is the JOB of the Executive Branch, via State and Commerce Departments among others, to quid pro quo other governments. THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.┬á "You want X? We want Y. Deal?"
Literally. Their fucking. Job.
In 1948, President Truman's administration approved the creation of ARAMCO for the purpose of acquiring oil from Saudi Arabia, while having a means of putting political pressure on them. That's in the actual statements in the authorization.
So the whole trial is a farce to start with. There are legitimate complaints about some of Trump's actions.┬á This isn't one of them. Of course, most that are questionable were exactly what the Demorrhoids wanted, so they're silent on that.
Second, even worse than ascribing the SNL quote of "I can see Russia from my house" that Sarah Palin never actually said, but is now considered "Fake, but accurate," they're basing this on what some Demorrhoid shithead in Congress paraphrased from hearsay from some source he isn't really sure about.
But, even if we assume this might actually result in any credible, pursuable charges from the Fascist Wing of the DNC, what then?┬á First they have to prove the charge, which is non-existent.
Then, it goes to the Republican controlled Senate for follow up. I'm sure they'll give it all the attention it deserves.
But even if they do something: you may remember when this happened to Bill Clinton over actual perjury charges.┬á The result was "Censure."┬á IOW, a letter saying, "We find you to be quite naughty."┬á Nothing substantive.
But even if they actually remove the sitting president from their own party (I dunno, maybe they think it'll be useful later for removing a Demorrhoid for the easily provable charge of being anti-American), it means, by the time they get to that, Trump is gone for the last 5 months of his term.
Which would mean PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE. Now, that asshole was my governor. If you do not like Trump, you will not like Pence even more, who demonstrably IS a Christo-fascist, anti-choice, anti-gay crusader. Seriously?┬á Are you fucking retarded? Apparently.
AND, that still doesn't stop Trump from campaigning to run for office again, and still winning because his followers and most of the mainstream are pretty fucking sick of "liberal" fascist cocksuckers trying to subvert the legal processes for some strange sexual worship and obsession with Trump.┬á Hell, I might even vote for him to just to watch four more years of complete meltdown.
But worst case, it just means PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE.┬á Jesus tittyfucking Christ in a pink tutu on a pogo stick, are you...well, yes, obviously you ARE that fucking stupid.
What we really need is to quid pro quo some foreign government's intelligence service into assassinating the entire DNC membership. But Trump is too soft and liberal for that.
- Written by Michael Z Williamson
|Hi Mike Williamson,|
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|Depending on the amount of┬ámade for kids┬ácontent on your channel, you can set your audience at either the channel level or the video level. For those who are setting at the channel level, it is just one click. I HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA WHAT MY LEVEL OR SETTINGS ARE. I UPLOAD SHIT FROM TIME TO TIME. PEOPLE LOOK AT IT FROM TIME TO TIME.|
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- Written by Michael Z Williamson
I only knew Butch by his first time.┬á He was a regular dealer here at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife show. He looked 65 when I met him in 1995. He looked 65 in June of this year. He was in hospice for the August show, and the cancer reached his brain and killed him in September.
Butch sold gun parts, and knew every part of every gun ever made. You'd hold up a gun.┬á "I need this."
He'd say, "Middle screw for the sideplate of a Smith Model 57." Turn around, open an old wooden drawer on his rack, and pull one out.┬á┬á
You'd hold up a piece you found and ask, "What is this?"
"That's the fore end latch spring for a Stevens Model 94. From the bend, I'm guessing it was 20 gauge."
There's at least a dozen guns here that work because he had parts I needed, and a half dozen shotguns I put together from stripped receivers and parts from his tables.
RIP, Butch. You can never be replaced.
His daughter has taken over the business. I hope she's as successful as he was.
- Written by Michael Z Williamson
Partly because they've created a society where they have most of it by their flawed definition.
Privilege comes from the Latin meaning "Private Law." So in a literal sense, unless there are laws to some effect, favoring or harming others, there is no privilege. For example, if there was a dedicated driving lane for those of a certain class, that would be privilege. I'd also be part of it and sneer at you inferior drivers, because honestly, that really should be a thing.
Actor, Action, Patient, Agent:
The ACTOR acts out.┬á The ACTION affects the PATIENT, for positive or negative. An AGENT is anyone capable of acting.┬á In a hypothetical extreme privilege society, the PATIENT has no AGENCY and cannot fight the ACTION.┬á Slavery in the antebellum South is a good example of this. Slaves had very little agency whatsoever, and when they did, it was usually through their owner by proxy with no personal say in the matter.
But that's not the world we live in now.┬á The law officially applies to everyone equally. Now, enforcement varies, and it usually works to the advantage of the wealthy and celebrities of ANY DEMOGRAPHIC.
But if, let's say, a cop and a judge decide to charge and sentence two people differently, based on race, religion, political affiliation.┬á The PATIENTS of these ACTIONS don't have much AGENCY to change the ACTORS' intentions. Possibly a better lawyer or publicity can change things, but there's no official strata, no, "Hey, you can't do that to me, I have this card that says ___" (Well, sometimes politicians and cops have such a card. Foreign diplomats do to an extent.┬á But it's exceptionally rare for anyone else.)
"They treated you better, YOU HAVE PRIVILEGE!"
No, I fucking don't. And by claiming so, YOU have just diverted the ACT from the ACTOR to me, one of the PATIENTS. ┬á"You got treated better! You are evil!" Wrong. The ACTORS did the wrongdoing. You and I are both PATIENTS.┬á You are literally arguing that if you get punched in the face and I don't, that it's because I'm the bad guy, not the asshole who's punching people.
Stop with the bullshit claims of PRIVILEGE for the patients of the action, and go after the fucking ACTORS. Because every time you accuse someone else of "privilege" for actions totally beyond their control, you piss them off and make it even harder to go after the ACTORS who cause the problems.
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