• Con Man

    Some follow up on yesterday’s chirp. The rumors are true that various law enforcement agencies are meeting in preparation for a possible inditement of Trump in the Stormy Daniels hush money investigation. However, Donnie has conned us all again with the text that he expects to be arrested on Tuesday. Nobody, at the Manhattan DA’s office has told Trump, when or if this will happen. In fact there is another witness to be testifying in front of the Grand Jury on Monday. Con man Trump though has suckered in his Trumpkins by using the text as a catalyst for another fund raising opportunity. I guess the money was running dry on hos trading cards so why not another con.

    For the most part, Republicans are behind Trump, so afraid they are of the Trumpkins. Speaker Kevin McCarthy made the following pathetic statement.

    “…an outrageous abuse of power by a radical DA who lets violent criminals walk as he pursues political vengeance against President Trump.”

    McCarthy’s response is typical of many Republican responses, especially those, such as Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene and others who were intimately involved in the January 6 events. Trump’s text has caused an uproar on Twitter, Trumpkins on twitter are calling for civil war. Trumpkins are planning to form a human barricade around Mar-a-Lago and threatening to shoot anyone who tries to come in and arrest their dear leader. Gong show.


    This is the last part of Trump’s text from yesterday. He saw what happened on January 6 when he enraged his Trumpkins. The ex-president of the United States is aking for potentially deadly protests on law enforcement agencies and institutions! Stunning. If and when Trump is indicted, the judge needs to take his text into consideration when considering bail At the very least the judge needs to impose a gag order on Trump. That would be so pasinful for Trump. Any breach of the gag order could result in immediate jailing of Trump.

    Trump is trying to intimidate anyone who opposes him. But it won’t work with Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan DA pursuing this case. Yesterday he told his staff the following,

    “… not tolerate attempts to intimidate our office or threaten the rule of law in New York.”

    Lets hope it all turns out peacefully.

  • Finally?

    There have been rumours floating around the last few days, that New York City Police, the FBI, The Da’s office and the Secret Service have been meeting in preparation for a possible arerst of Donald Trump. Trump pretty well confirmed it this morning by issuing his patented all Caps angry tweet.


    Shades of January 6, all over again. Calling for protest. Calling to ‘take our nation back’. He thinks the major reason he is being arrested ids because the Manhattan District Attorney ‘hates him’. Trump has been ranting and raving the last few days over the possibility of an arrest, attacking everyone is site including ‘horseface’ Stormy Daniels and ‘dishonest’ Michael Cohen. Donnie, Cohen has testified under oath numerous times. Yourself, you did testify regarding to your organization’s activities. That’s right, you claimed the fifth over 400 times. Yet, you once said that anyone who claims the fifth is a crook. You and your cronies have done that a lott lately.

    There are major security concerns as to how Tuesday, if it is Tuesday, will go. Your call for protest just made it worse. The street leading to the courthouse will need to be secured, as well as, the courthouse itself. There will be demonstrators and counter demonstrators. As with everything you are associated with, it will be a gong show.

    Will Donnie be handcuffed? Probably not. Will he be doing a perp twaddle? Again, probably not. But he will be fingerprinted. He will also be required to take mug shots.

    Hopefully, this will be the first of at least three occasions of fingerprinting and mug shots. Hopefully soon this will be happening in Atlanta and with Jack Smith’s show in Washington. Donnie, you have a reputation of being a con man. Eventually you may be known as another type of conman, Con, short for convict.

  • Grand Jury

    The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) interviewed five members of the Georgia Grand Jury tasked with investigating election interference by the Trump team and by Trump himself. The five mentioned that it was an exhausting and an emotional process. There were a total of 75 witnesses called to testify. Many of the witnesses did not want to be there. They were forced to be there due to subpoenas. At least ten of the witnesses pleaded the fifth amendment.

    The Grand Jury heard gut wrenching testimony from Ruby Freeman about the death threats she received after being singled out by Trump. They heard from Eric Coomer, an executive of Dominion Voting Systems, who had to resign, after being vilified. They also heard from the wife of George Raffensperger, the Georgia Secretary of State who taped trump’s perfect call asking for 11,780 votes. Tricia Raffensperger broke down on the stand as she detailed all the threats that her family received.

    The five grand jurors another taped conversation that Trump had with the Georgia speaker of the house, who has since passed away. Trump wanted the Speaker to convene a special session of the Legislature to overturn Biden’s victory in the state. The Speaker turned him down.

    The Grand Jurors talked about Senator Lindsey Graham’s testimony. Apparently, Graham said that if Trump was told that aliens had been involved in the ballot tampering, Trump would have believed it.

    The Grand Jury want the findings to be released soon. One of the five mentioned that once the findings are released, the effects will be massive and the country might not be so divided. One can only hope.

  • Neville?

    Attribution to Gage Skidmore from Surprise, Arizona

    Neville Chamberlain is known as the man who backed down to Hitler. In 1938, during a conference in Munich, Chamberlain negotiated the annexation of Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia to Germany. When Chamberlain came London he announced ‘peace in our time’. We all know how that turned out.

    Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, is toying with the American public about a 2024 Presidential run. In some respects, playing to the Trumpkin base, he is trying to outTrump Trump. Trump loves Putin and, as such, his Trumpkin base loves Putin. Almost nightly, his Trumpkin base hears Tucker Carlson tear Ukraine down. Putin owned Russian media uses a number of Tucker’s quotes for Russian consumption. Carlson has a questionnaire floating around. DeSantis responded to one of the question as follows,

     “while the US has many vital national interests … becoming further entangled in a territorial dispute between Ukraine and Russia is not one of them.”

    A territorial dispute? Is that what the Russian invasion of Ukraine is?. Now this has appeal to the Trumpkin base, which DeSantis is trying to attract. It plays well with Fox Entertainment. It plays well with the radical right in the House, such as Marjorie Taylor Greene.

    Many in the Republican Party have done a complete 180 from the days of then beloved leader Ronald Reagan. It was Reagan back in 1987 who said.

    Mr. Gorbachov, tear down this wall”

    Fortunately, for Democracy, there has been blowback in DeSantis’ own party, Fortunately Reagan’s ghost is still present. The following quotes are just a small sample of blowback comments made by high profile Republicans. John Cornyn, Senator from Texas,

    “I mean, Gov. DeSantis is a veteran. He’s a smart guy. I think he’s a been a very good governor and I don’t understand him saying that Ukraine isn’t important to the United States.”

    Marco Rubio stated the following.

    “It’s not a territorial dispute in the sense that any more than it would be a territorial dispute if the United States decided that it wanted to invade Canada or take over the Bahamas.”

    Reassuring statements to hear. The Democrats are all united in the support of Ukraine. There is a growing split in the GOP. It will be entertaining to see how this plays out in the 2024 Presidential primaries. At the same time, let us pray that there still is a Ukraine.

  • It’s Woke’s Fault

    Trumpkins and others have tried to give new meaning to the word ‘woke’ as of late. There is a video going viral where conservative author Bethany Mandel was asked on The Hill’s online show ‘Rising’ what the definition of ‘woke’ was. She could not do it. Mandel started with,

    “So, I mean, woke is sort of the idea that, um, …This is going to be one of those moments that goes viral.”

    She continued with,

    “I mean, woke is something that’s very hard to define, and we’ve spent an entire chapter defining it. It is sort of the understanding that we need to totally reimagine and reduce society in order to create hierarchies of oppression. Um, sorry, I—it’s hard to explain in a 15-second sound bite.”

    And when told to take her time defining it, she concluded with,

    “I mean, everybody is weighing in against wokeness. Like we do some of it on this show as well. It’s definitely something you know what it is when you see it.”

    Of course, the video has gone viral.

    The stock market has taken a tumble lately following the collapse of the Silicon Valley Banks (SVB). This follows deregulation moves of the banking industry under Trump’s presidency back in 2018. Republicans are loathe to make any connections between these deregulation moves and the collapse of SVB. They are blaming the collapse on ‘wokeness’. Ron DeSantis, potential Presidential contender stated the following on the SVB collapse.

    “This bank, they’re so concerned with DEI and politics and all kinds of stuff, I think that really diverted from them focusing on their core mission,”

    DEI stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Others on the right have pointed out the fact that the SVB board consisted of 45% women, one Black, one LGBTQ and two veterans. But they are quick to point out ‘that does not mean that 12 white men would have run it better’. Sure.

    From now on, anything the Republicans see that is going wrong that could be attributed to them, they have the ‘woke’ fallback position.

  • Off The Rails

    Yesterday’s chirp was about Mike Pence’s criticisms of Trump for January 6, made by Pence at the Gridiron Club Dinner, last Saturday night. Pence said that history would hold Trump accountable. Trump, being Trump, had the need to respond and respond he did. While campaigning in Iowa, in Trumpian manner, he cast himself in the role of victim and said January 6 was all Pence’s fault.

    “Had he sent the votes back to the legislatures, they wouldn’t have had a problem with Jan. 6, so in many ways you can blame him for Jan. 6. Had he sent them back to Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, the states, I believe, number one, you would have had a different outcome. But I also believe you wouldn’t have had ‘Jan. 6’ as we call it.”

    Huh? Even after eight years of Trump in the political limelight, he can still make statements that can make the brain explode. To comment on his statement would legitimize the statement. Not going to.

    Trump is going off the rails. Recently he said that the world is getting closer to a nuclear war.

    “World War III would be a catastrophe unlike any other. This would make World War I and World War II like very small battles,” 

    Why does he say that?

    “…because they have no respect for our leadership,”

    Of course he is referring to Putin. During Trump’s time as President, he rolled over and played dead for Putin. He has even praised Putin after Russia invaded Ukraine last year. But, he claims that ‘they’ have no respect for Biden. Again, another mind blower.

    The pressure is obviously getting to Trump. He has Georgia on his mind. There is the hush money coverup for his 30 second tryst with Stormy. Melania must be pissed. He probably has a dart board with Jack Smith’s picture on it. He still has a $250 million lawsuit filed by New York. The Dominion lawsuit is revealing that his friends at Fox Entertainment did not really like him that much. With his narcissistic ego how can he not be cracking. The saga continues.

  • Finally, But Not Enough

    Mike Pence finally took off the gloves, attacking Trump at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, in Washington, last Saturday night. This was also a reaction to the BS that Tucker Carlson spewed last week during Carlson’s 8 pm prime time entertainment hour.

    Regarding Trump trying to force Pence to overturn the certification vote, Pence stated,

    “President Trump was wrong. I had no right to overturn the election and his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know that history will hold Donald Trump accountable.”

    In a nod to Carlson’s entertainment show,

    “Tourists don’t injure 140 police officers by sightseeing. Tourists don’t break down doors to get to the Speaker of the House or voice threats against public officials.”


    “The American people have a right to know what took place at the Capitol on January 6, and I expect members of the fourth estate to continue to do their job.” 

    Sure. This is all fine and dandy. It took Pence two years after the insurrection for him to make such strong statements. As one commentator noted, Pence said that it will be history that will hold Trump accountable. What he should have said is that the Justice system would hold Trump accountable. Pence chose not to do this. Pence is still fighting a federal grand jury Subpoena to testify about the events of January 6. If anyone would have the most first hand knowledge of Trump’s mindset prior to and on the day of January 6, it would be Pence. Yet he continues to fight to Subpoena.

    Pence is doing the happy dance. He wants to be a serious contender for President, yet he does want to alienate the Trumpkin base too much. A losing proposition.

  • Daylight Time

    This morning, most of us moved back to daylight saving time. Out here, being in the western part of the Mountain Time Zone, it means that daylight is already lasting until near 8 in the evening. By late June it will be daylight until 11.

    Being retired, the time change does not affect me too much. But a lot of people will be coming to work tomorrow a bit late and a lot grumpy. There is such a furor going on about eliminating the time changes for good. Either stay on Standard time or go to Daylight time all year long. Do not google daylight time because it is so confusing. In all reality, we will still be talking about this and hemming and hawing, ten years from now.

    The time change did affect me, in one way. I got up a bit later than usual, upsetting my routine. Usually, I spend a bit of time researching what I will be chirping for the day. Did not have time for that, this morning. So here I am chirping about daylight time, which does make me a bit grumpy. Whatever. Enjoy your Sunday.

  • Pitiful

    Attribution to Brian Green

    A chirp about a tree? Is the tree pitiful? Here is the story. There is a video circulating in the twitter verse that claims to absolutely prove that ANTIFA was behind the January 6 riot. It shows people under a tree changing their black clad clothes, the ANTIFA colours, into regular clothes. This proves that ANTIFA were at the front lines of the so called insurrection. This proves it without a doubt.

    First of all, why would ANTIFA attack the Capitol to stop the process of certifying Joe Biden as President, when they wanted Biden to be certified as President. Fine. Right wing extremists will use whatever convoluted logic they want. Look at the image of the tree. This is not the actual tree in the video. However, the colours of the leaves on this tree is the same as the leaf colours in the video. Green leaves. January 6. That is pitiful.

  • Promises, Promises

    Another ‘bombshell’ announcement on Trump yesterday. This time it is Manhattan prosecutors inviting Trump to go before a Grand Jury to testify about his role in the Stormy Daniels ‘hush money scheme. Pundits are saying that this is evidence that Trump will be indicted soon on this matter.

    I did not watch Fox propaganda so I do not know if they even covered this. I do know that MSNBC were salivating over the announcement, providing near wall to wall coverage and analysis on the announcement.

    Go to the twitterverse though and you see a lot of cynicism. Trump has a number of investigations on him including the Georgia ‘perfect call’ case and Special Prosecutor Jack Smith nipping at his heels on events relating to the January 6 insurrection. There are other court proceedings too relating to Trump. The thing is he has not been indicted on anything yet. There is an attitude now of “I will believe it when I see it’. Trump has been slippery like a slimy snake. It helps that he is a slimy snake but that is besides the point.

    I could expand on this but what is the point. That’s all I got for today