Archive | February 3, 2020


From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel




When the House passed their two impeachment articles, I reacted on Twitter by pointing out the two articles were essentially:

  1. Orange man bad (Abuse of power)
  2. Orange man mean to us ( Obstruction of Congress)

That is a distillation of the two articles from the point of view of Democrats in Congress who passed them.

One can also distill the two articles of impeachment from the point of the American public. While some people don’t really know what the articles are, to those who do, legalese aside, they amount to:

  1. President Trump using foreign aid to get something from the recipient country
  2. President trump going through the courts to defend his rights

The overwhelming response to the first article from the American public who are not NeverTrumps is “it’s about time.” You might even hear a more colorful adjective before the word time from many members of the U.S. public. The American public favor getting something for their money. Now’ maybe investigating the Bidens would not be high on their list, or maybe it would, but the consensus of the public is that the U.S. gets little or nothing from its foreign aid, and it is about time the U.S. got something for the foreign aid it gives. At least by asking for something in return for one chunk of foreign aid (according to the Democrat’s understanding), President Trump was setting a precedent that the U.S. should demand something for its foreign aid.

The public is also likely to be sympathetic regarding the second article. As far back as Gentlemen’s Agreement in 1947 and 12 Angry Men in 1957, Hollywood has reflected the American public’s sympathy with someone seeking to protect his rights in the court. Certainly, the public’s sentiment is more for underdogs seeking to protect their rights, and no U.S. president is really an underdog. Still, the U.S. public is generally not going to turn against someone for defending himself or protecting his rights in court. This is why the public support has not built for removal of President Trump. Thus, the Senate will acquit President Trump, and the Democrats will be left to start rooting for the coronavirus to slow down the Chinese and U.S. economies enough to defeat President Trump in November.

James L. Swofford



“If America is to survive we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
-Walter Williams-



President Trump named the most qualified people to sit on his coronaviris task force. CNN bitched because there were no minorities.



The Constitution states that to remove a president from office, he would have had to commit treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. The two articles of impeachment against President Trump did not refer to treason nor bribery. To have committed a crime, there must be a victim. Where is the victim in this case? It was not Ukraine. The transcript of President Trump’s telephone conversation  with the president of Ukraine proved that. NO VICTIM, NO CRIME! ACQUIT!



“There is nothing government can give you that it hasn’t taken from you in the first place.”

Winston Churchill




The Editor: Are the Summer Olympics in Tokyo really going to be in the nude, LL ?

It Has To Be True Cat: They sure are, I read it in the New York Slimes. The Tokyo officials will give away so many condoms that many doctors will operate without latex gloves.

A big problem will be the beds the athletes use. They are made of cardboard, and the manufacturer advises that they will not support the weight of Threesomes having sex. They will probably use the wrestling mats for group sex.

I know this to be true, it was reported on CNN. Katie Hill, and Judge Dawn Gentry will offer suggestions that the athletes use Court House Benches and House of Representative Desks for sex.

The Olympics should withhold any medals from protesters.

What is the Olympic opinion on this ?

Sanctioning Cheating in the Name of ‘Fairness?’

America’s teachers, politicians, and Texas College Professors should enter the sex contests. So many threesomes ( thruples ) are going on that America looks like a convention for triplets.

After PED ( performance enhancing drugs ) equipment is the next target.

Some of these people are creepy enough to be Democratic office holders.

Inspirational Quotes of the Day


 You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

 I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

 The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart

 Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

 Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Solar Granules at Record High Resolution
Image Credit: NSO, NSF, AURA, Inouye Solar Telescope

Explanation: Why does the Sun’s surface keep changing? The help find out, the US National Science Foundation (NSF) has built the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawaii, USA. The Inouye telescope has a larger mirror that enables the capturing of images of higher resolution, at a faster rate, and in more colors than ever before. Featured are recently-released first-light images taken over 10 minutes and combined into a 5-second time-lapse video. The video captures an area on the Sun roughly the size of our Earth, features granules roughly the size of a country, and resolves features as small as 30-kilometers across. Granule centers are bright due to the upwelling hot solar plasma, while granule edges are dim due to the cooled plasma falling back. Some regions between granules edges are very bright as they are curious magnetic windows into a deep and hotter solar interior. How the Sun’s magnetic field keeps changing, channeling energy, and affecting the distant Earth, among many other topics, will be studied for years to come using data from the new Inouye telescope.

Tomorrow’s picture: grand canyon night sky