Truthseekers, Mike returns LIVE tonight at 9PM ET and may take phone calls: 470-545-1950.
Where to begin. First, with an apology. We announced for several days that we would be out of town for a wedding Thursday and Friday of last week but did not post any information here. It has been such an incredibly busy and weird 10 days, we’ve been overwhelmed. Molly started High School and Kathy a new gig of sorts, and a new volunteer commitment at the High School.
And Mike’s been nose-to-the-laptop putting the final touches on the memoir. And that’s what it is. A Hunter Thompsonesque trip through his political awakening. It’s finished, just gotta polish it up. Which leads us to . . . .
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: This week we will post the book in its (almost) entirety on the Kickstarter page for all the early supporters who pre-ordered the book (or reward package with the book) online. Not the chapters, but the whole shebang in book form. Then comes the publishing, and this is promising – already have one lined up, with others interested. Hope to have that answer very soon! If you missed the pre-order, you can still get a signed copy of the book! Click here for details!
To wrap this up, we are very sorry we have not been better stewards of this website and the program in general. We are aware that there are some perplexing audio issues with the program that make listening a challenge. Some Truthseekers say its loud and distorted, others that it’s so quiet they can’t hear it. Very difficult to diagnose, bu we are still working on it. Have it narrowed down to a couple of possible “problem” pieces of antiquated relics that Kathy has McGyvver’d together with rubber bands and duct tape.
Thank you for sticking with us. We are now in the end game for our democratic republic. It’s band together time like never before to win in November. We have a chance to take back America from the grips of the corrupt politicians in both parties that have made a mockery of our traditional American values for the last several decades, if not longer. We can clean house and rebuild – or fail.
If we lose, think of what we lose. The Trumpian traitors in the GOP, and it’s almost all of them, will support this pseudo-nationalistic totalitarianism. The fascist state that could rise if Trump is allowed to continue to destroy our nation from within is straight out of Orwell. That’s how important the elections in November are. We must organize, support each other, spread the truth, dispel the lies and make our nation a safe and humane place to raise our children and their children’s children and so on.
So many topics, so many tragedies and triumphs, so little time tonight.
We were at a wedding this weekend, Mike’s Godson. Lifelong family friends, Kathy tutored the boy in biology when she was pregnant. His wife is from Finland and the wedding was at the parent’s home in the Catskills. We flew into Scranton, PA and drove to the small upstate NY town. Eastern Pennsylvanian is beautiful – picturesque farms, quaint old Victorian homes, rolling hills and stone walls reminiscent of Ireland. It was eerie to be among that beauty with the latest child sex molestation scandal in the news. And the farms – so many farms – under attack by Trump’s insane trade policies, forced to take taxpayer government welfare.
And yet – we passed this sign:
So, we would like to spend more time on the horrific revelation earlier this month that the Catholic church covered up the rape of over 1000 children by the Pedophile Priests of Pennsylvania. How do the farmers who posted this sign feel about all that, anyway?
And then there is Francis, the most liberal Pope since john Paul II, who continues the shameful silence.
Another Florida mass shooting came and went with barely a whisper. Immigrant families are still caught in a nightmarish bureaucratic hell-web, and the failure of that anti-corruption referendum in Columbia won’t help.
We should discuss the starvation in Venezuela, the Genocide in Myanmar.
We need to talk about the far-right Neo-Nazis in Germany, emboldened by their American counterparts, rioting in the nighttime streets, hunting down Syrian refugees with torches.
But for all these other important and urgent matters that warrant discussion – it’s impossible. The Trump Show sucks all the oxygen out of the room. Even when he admits on the telesreens to serial adultery, to paying off sex partners through fake corporations he set up with his “fixer” Michael Cohen in a conspiracy with his Pecker pal at the National Enquirer. There is silence from the right. Nothing matters. The evangelicals stand proudly by his side, Nothing changes. Paul Ryan and Mitch the Turtle remain mute while our national institutions suffer constant attack by the most corrupt Chief Executive in American history. It breeds such cynicism, their absolute silence. It further erodes faith in our system of justice and sense of morality. We have suffered enough.
Hopefully soon and very soon the ultimate Reality TV Show will be cancelled and it’s host sent to some kind of forced exile. Until then, we must tug up the waders and trudge through the fetid swamp of Trump’s tabloid shitpool.
Are we finally in the End of Days? Mueller will likely respect tradition and hold off on further indictments until after the Midterms. But does it even matter with so many explosive new developments in the Trump corruption scandal? His pardon powers are powerless against charges brought by the state of New York, which is likely why Manafort is now seeking a plea deal following his convictions of 8 federal felonies. Trump’s fragile world is imploding. His fixer Michael Cohen’s guilty plea directly implicates him in campaign finance crimes in New York, perhaps more, and sends Stormy to the witness stand. Hell, maybe even to Congress!
That will be the sexiest testimony since Anita Hill described “Long Dong Silver.” The ratings! The scandals! The Supreme Court in the balance!
It would be a sensational carnival ride if it weren’t for the fact that our global standing in the world slides further into the sewer every day. We create more enemies in the African nations every day, and double that in the Muslim world. And no trade agreement, no matter how sweet, will erase the fear and hatred that Trump has engendered in the hearts of the Mexican people, with his “rapists and murderers” tirades and child separation torture.
And remember, we have a (witting or unwitting) foreign asset in the Oval Office who may be sending state secrets straight to the Kremlin through an undisclosed back channel. Or just spilling them in private meetings with Putin himself, that’s how brazen it is. What are the national security implications of that, Truthseekers? How many of our own foreign agents are now in danger? It is mind-boggling how far he has been allowed to violate standards and norms.
We will talk about the life, legacy, service, dignity, and unabashed American pride of John McCain, and the stark contrast it has forced between Trump fanatics and rational conservatives. That is a long conversation and an essay for another day. McCain will be remembered forever. So will Trump, but for everything good and descent he is not, not for any honorable or heroic act or service.
And that’s why he hates him.
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