Whoosh! The Air Goes Out Of Trump’s Balloon…

“The Senate was nearly unanimous on Thursday passing a bill that would slap Russia with new sanctions and give Congress the power to review any White House attempts to roll them back.”
 
See Senate passes Russia sanctions bill, pushing back against Donald Trump
I’ve been holding fire a bit lately, watching the Trump-train derail:

  • USA rejected Trump’s “Health Care” bill to the point that Trump began calling it “mean”.
  • Witnesses on The Hill refused to answer questions saying they were preserving Trump’s right to invoke executive privilege. This gives new meaning to the term “StoneWalling”.
  • Trump doesn’t know whether to denounce or take credit for the blockade of Qatr. He threw a lit match into the powder keg of the Gulf and wants it back…
  • He promised USA no one would mess with USA militarily and Russia, China and Iran are all harassing USAian vessels.
  • Coal miners are going back to work without healthcare insurance but not in the numbers Trump promised. Oh, he promises to retrain people except that part of the budget was cut back…
  • Trump held a cabinet meeting wherein every one around the table worshipped Trump as if he were God incarnate.
  • Really putting things off his rails is the announcement that Trump is being investigated for obstructing justice.

“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.”. The Bible, Proverbs, Chapter 11 verse 2.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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13 Responses to Whoosh! The Air Goes Out Of Trump’s Balloon…

  1. Ivan says:

    Jumpin’ Jesus on a pogo stick, Bob, the Independent is not a valid news source. They publish inflammatory click-bait because they know liberals will eat that shit up. Why not just admit you’re reaching and post crap from rt.com?

    I’ll just forget your infantile ‘but he did it first’ bullshit and ask again, why are you adding to the problem?

  2. Grece says:

    So given the fact, that this perp used an SKS carbine, will you publicly retract your statement about the “making it legal for criminal crazies to buy semi-auto assault rifles that caused the shooting”, as this is not the weapon used?

  3. Grece wrote, “what sort of gun was recovered at the scene Robert?”

    Not a gun, a rifle, an SKS carbine in 7.62X39.

    It’s not particularly accurate but plenty accurate enough to hit human targets around a ball-field. People were hit in the hip and ankle while stationary so he wasn’t very good at using it, thank Goodness. Only one of the victims received chest-wounds, the usual means of killing with such a rifle. If he’d known how to use it he could have dispatched the police and then dealt with almost everyone else who didn’t manage to climb the fence.

    One guy flopped on the ground to make himself small and the shooter kept missing him. The guy eventually jumped up thinking his luck would run out and made it to the dugout by first base. Even a running target would have been easy at such ranges. It’s a few feet per second versus a couple of thousand feet per second inside 100 yards. Who wins?

    One guy was standing on third base and was missed despite the guy shooting from the end of the dugout there. The SKS is quite capable of dispatching animals as small as coyotes to 200 yards or so and the ball-field is about 100 yards in size. No one should have survived such an attack but, so far, the shooter was the only death. He is reported to have fired multiple magazines of large capacity and only made a few hits. Some of his bullets hit windows well off the ball-field.

    It takes multiple systems-failures to cause a real disaster. The legal system failed to filter this guy out but he did a good job of removing himself from the gene-pool. May more murdering bastards achieve the same fate.

  4. Grece says:

    “there is NO SUCH THING as a SEMI-AUTO ASSAULT RIFLE” – Yes, there is.

    Would you so kindly name one?

    It’s a short handy rifle with large capacity magazines.

    Lets discuss that. Yes, what sort of gun was recovered at the scene Robert? Do you even know??

  5. Grece ranted:

    • “the dude passed a criminal background check” – Yes, and there are mug-shots of him in several brushes with police like shooting in his back yard in a residential neighbourhood, roughing up the girlfriend and the hate speech. If he did pass a legal approval it wasn’t good enough or needs a process for recall/review.
    • “there is NO SUCH THING as a SEMI-AUTO ASSAULT RIFLE” – Yes, there is. It’s a short handy rifle with large capacity magazines. If this guy knew how to shoot there would have been dozens of deaths at the ballpark. It doesn’t matter whether the rifle was full or semi-auto. A proper shooter would have made a kill with the first shot at stationary targets at those kinds of range every time. Ask the reps if they were assaulted or not.
  6. Grece says:

    making it legal for criminal crazies to buy semi-auto assault rifles

    First, the dude passed a criminal background check.

    Second, there is NO SUCH THING as a SEMI-AUTO ASSAULT RIFLE, as the term “assault rifle”, is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. Assault rifles were first used during World War II. The perpetrator did not use a select-fire weapon.

    Third, Robert spends too much time watching CNN, this is why he spews the information he does, not one original thought ever comes out of his brain.

    Fourth, this criminal had a colorful past, to say the least.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/who-is-james-t-hodgkinson/530295/

    Fifth, “Meurer described Hodgkinson as “semi-retired,” seen gardening and firing his guns on rural property”, remind you of anyone Robert?

  7. Ivan wrote of “hate filled rhetoric in social media.”

    Like this?

  8. Ivan says:

    Sure, Bob. It’s the inanimate object’s fault not the fault of the vitriolic people circle-jerking in their hatred for the elected leader that led to the man shooting people he had dehumanized. Put on your big boy pants and accept responsibility that you add to the problem of hate filled rhetoric in social media.

  9. Ivan wrote, “It’s vitriolic bullshit like this that caused Wednesday’s shooting, Bob.”

    No, it’s making it legal for criminal crazies to buy semi-auto assault rifles that caused the shooting. Trump’s own words may have inspired this guy’s madness. We are fortunate he was a lousy shot and that two police officers stepped up. Two was obviously not enough to secure the perimeter but they certainly distracted the shooter from picking off easy targets.

  10. oiaohm says:

    Deaf Spy trumps first 100 days has been a blow out. Now with the investigations it does come a question if he will remain for the full term.

    It appears without Russia hackers messing Clinton would not have been the competition either it would have been Bernie Sanders. Of course this does not mean the Russia government knew could have been from the capitalists in Russia.

    Out side interference in elections is a fairly big worry. Mind you I kind of think of it as fair with how many times the USA has done this themselves to other countries.

  11. Deaf Spy says:

    Btw, I find it funny how Democrats still refuse to accept their loss in a civilized manner. Should Clinton have won the elections, the Republicans would have been expected to just lower their heads and congratulate the new president. When Republicans won, Democrats did no such things. Not only they behave in a totally uncivilized and undemocratic way. Worse, they keep their haughty attitude towards all the rest, esp. towards the working class of US.

  12. Deaf Spy says:

    Being indifferent to USA President and gathering my info from various sources, I can’t help but think that you, Robert, are even less competent in US politics than in IT.

    I miss your thoughts on IT, Robert. They were enjoyable at least. Your coverage on other topics is outright pathetic.

  13. Ivan says:

    It’s vitriolic bullshit like this that caused Wednesday’s shooting, Bob.

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