…judge a book by its cover [DOT 13/12/20]

or at least the cover up...

Pictured: Trump's base

…because we live in the world of “do as you say and say as you do don’t do anything until you get paid for saying it,” John Bolton, who was Trump’s NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR (were the CAPS enough or shall I repeat that? Perhaps in bold…Trump’s NATIONAL SECURITY advisor), went the way of REFUSING to say a whole lot of shit about Trump in BOTH houses of Congress…even when the “hey Mr. Tangerine Man play with foreign policy for me” was on trial for abuse of power and OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS through the impeachment process…in order to what I like to refer to as, “make that dollar bill yo!”

Let’s take a peek into how, exactly, some feel about that:

I’m a huge fan of all things blunt:

John Bolton, who clearly didn’t do much of advising anyone including the House of Representatives or Senate as (refrains from bold caps again) an advisor for national security, isn’t the only one who passed on the chance to do something about the president being a threat to national security.

Let’s remember some guys (and gals):

Courtesy of MegMegMcGee

…and the one mutant turtle who never followed Splinter:

but does become a ninja who disappears when he is asked to speak on Trump’s tweets:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., sidestepped two questions about whether Trump’s tweet was appropriate. He pivoted to saying that Republicans are crafting a legislative response to the recent protests that will be led by Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, the only black GOP senator.

It’s almost as though they feel that they are too far in to talk back:

It’s been a can’t-win situation for congressional Republicans from the start: Criticize the president’s latest controversial words and risk his wrath and the wrath of his base, or risk public ridicule for not speaking out against it. Those stakes have become much higher now that the national conversation and Trump’s controversial tweets have centered on police brutality and racism.

…perhaps out of fear of losing their seats in November due to retaliation from Trump and his base.

In the meantime, whilst Donald Don used taxpayer money to campaign with his campaign slogan snubbed the highest black officials to ramble on about race and policing to white people in a predominantly white church in a rich white neighbourhood, a very wise group of people are not only taking this voter suppression thing seriously even as thousands of people are still lining up to cast their ballots but they are also taking “jokes” like this…

“The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media,” Trump tweeted last July. “When I ultimately leave office in six years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding), they will quickly go out of business.”

and this…

A month later, Trump suggested on Twitter that his administration “should be given our stolen time back,” referring to the Russia investigation that consumed much of the president’s first two years in the White House.

quite seriously as well…

Levin told Newsweek on Friday that there is good reason to believe Trump’s remarks were more than mere jokes meant to rile up the media and his political opponents.

“He wasn’t joking when he teargassed peaceful protesters for a photo-op,” Levin said. “This is a real concern people have.”

Let’s keep that in mind when we need to join those who are organising in case Trump refuses to leave office when he loses the election because the reality is that, to some, there are no books but only the shit with which they’re covered…and only when the shit can be used to suit their interests. Even when it’s not their book, just a

Supreme Christian Leader Holding Bible Upside Down

…upside down backward Chinese braille bible with half the pages missing:

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8 Comments

  1. “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost.”
    -Mustache Rides in 2005

    When he faced his moment of truth and had a chance to stop the madman, he punked out like he always has. He spent the last 50+ years fleeing Vietnam and he hasn’t stop running like a fleeing chickenshit/hawk since.

    There are few things in life I can’t tolerate:
    I hate mushrooms.
    I dislike willfully ignorant people.
    I hate bullies.
    I can’t fucking stand moral cowardice especially from self processed leaders and people in power.

    John Bolton is a moral fucking coward. The yellow streak in him runs wide and deep.

    Sure, I can talk brave in the internets. Anyone can. Anyone can talk brave and strut their stuff when there’s nothing on the line. I am not a physically brave man. It only comes out when I’m angry as fuck and not going to take it anymore. Otherwise I’d run from things like anyone else.

    To me moral cowardice is failure to say/do the right thing/fight when you’re right and accept the personal/professional consequences. To be blunt, I hate being a moral coward so much that I hate it in others. My greatest personal failures are when I’ve punked out in fear of doing the right damn thing. It is my personal shame and it took me a long time to forgive myself for failing.

    We all have to face our true selves (good and bad) and accept who we are. If we don’t then we are less than nothing.

    John Bolton deserves nothing less than disgust and scorn.

    Fuck him and the mustache he rode in on.

  2. I’m a little conflicted about Bolton’s book. On the one hand, I want it to fail, his testimony could possibly have led to the removal of trump from office. On the other hand, if it’s successful it will piss trump off. I won’t be buying it, I’m not going to condone Bolton’s unethical behavior, just to own the Rethuglicans. What I am doing is donating to Jaime Harrison and Charles Booker’s campaigns.

    Jaime Harrison for Senate

    Booker for Kentucky

    • I might buy it second- or third-hand. When you buy books that way the authors almost never see a penny in royalties.

      I have a slight fetish for those books raced out the door by Presidential candidates as they start or are in the middle of their primary bids. Everyone “writes” one and I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than a quarter for any. What I do is I display them like a trap on my living room table, have people over, and when everyone’s seated I’ll say, “So who wants a drink? And I made…oh, here, let me just move this book out of the way.”

      The last time I pulled this stunt the curiosity on display was Carly Fiorina’s “Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey.” This is completely forgotten but she ran for the Republican nomination in 2016 and got so far as to be Ted Cruz’s VP choice. My guests were shocked and awed.

      • You are so fun-what a great idea! I may steal it, sort of. Like a socialist book for my brother in law’s
        visit and a devil worship book for when my mother in law comes over?

        • One does one’s best to amuse. When I was a corporate drone I had my own office. I had lots of visitors. Almost everyone on staff had to come see me for reasons. I positioned the visitor chair so that inevitably the gaze would go to my copy, displayed cover facing, of “How to Survive an Alien Abduction.”

          People would stop mid-sentence.

          “Is something wrong?”

          “No, no, I…where were we?”

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