Friday, June 19, 2020

Freedom of Speech and Justice Goes Both Ways, Trump: The Juneteenth Holiday, and Dang ... What The Heck Is In Bolton's Book? LOL

So, first Trump tried to sue Bolton to prevent the book release via lawsuit.  

Now, he called upon Barr and the DOJ to issue a halt order for further distribution of the book - which has already been released to the public - citing "national security" concerns.


Oh wait, they're serious.

NOW they care about national security concerns? 

Sorry, Trump and Barr, but freedom of speech/the press goes both ways, it's for everybody - and Bolton was YOUR pick. 

If THAT doesn't scare the shit out of you about censorship and too much government control/communism fears, Republicans, then I don't know what will. 

This marks, what, the 97th time Trump has used the DOJ to go after his personal critics, when his Twitter bullying doesn't work?

I don't know, but I'm definitely buying the book, now, even if I have to buy it bootleg off the net LOL :)

I've heard people like Trevor Noah read excerpts from it live - and apparently, it asserts that Trump allegedly directly asked President Xi Jinping - of communist China, mind you - to buy agricultural products from the Midwest states to help him win the election? 

A federal judge agreed to hold a hearing today, probably to settle down Tyrant Toddler Trump to at least be heard, but there's not much you can do after the book has already been released and distributed. 

Additionally, when Sean Hannity asked Trump if he watched the George Floyd video, he replied: 

"The George Floyd case, nothing has to be said. I watched that, I couldn't really watch it for that long a period of time, it was over eight minutes. Who could watch that?"

Jaw drop.


In fact, I'm pretty sure my jaw is going to drop off completely, before his presidency actually ends.

So ... what was the problem, Trump?

Are you saying your 5-year-old, gnat-like attention span won't last 8 minutes?

Are you saying most men can't last for 8 minutes?

(Oh, I beg to differ;)

Are you saying that despite your belligerent, bullying, big mouth and threats of violence, you must avert your eyes, due to an actual delicate-flower constitution?

Are you saying you couldn't force yourself to face reality, before you chose to teargas peaceful protesters, just so you could emerge from the safety of your little bunker, to take a selfie -  in front of MY national Episcopal church, filled with mostly liberal Democrats - whom you've vilified as CINOS? 

In your case, I'd bet on all 4 reasons lol.


ANYWAY - speaking of freedom of speech and justice, it is the Juneteenth Holiday - and Fayette County Public Schools has chosen to give the day off as a holiday :)

Thus, I leave you instead with the words of a sane, just, emotionally stable, TRUE Christian man  - an excerpt of Martin Luther's King letter from Birmingham Jail.

(Despite the national right to peacefully protest, a circuit judge in Alabama restricting any "demonstration" of protest, and thus civil-disobedience leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was jailed).

"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct-action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant ‘Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied ...”

... Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial “outside agitator” idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.  "

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