Assorted Notes | Tom Camfield

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Posted 3/9/22

I FOUND ON THE INTERNET a story dealing with the early stages of Putin’s War and an absence of esprit de corps on the Russian side.

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I FOUND ON THE INTERNET a story dealing with the early stages of Putin’s War and an absence of esprit de corps on the Russian side. It stated:

“Some entire Russian units have laid down their arms without a fight after confronting a surprisingly stiff Ukrainian defense, the official said. A significant number of the Russian troops are young conscripts who are poorly trained and ill-prepared for the all-out assault. And in some cases, Russian troops have deliberately punched holes in their vehicles’ gas tanks, presumably to avoid combat, the official said.

“The Pentagon official declined to say how the military made these assessments — presumably a mosaic of intelligence including statements from captured Russian soldiers and communications intercepts — or how widespread these setbacks may be across the sprawling battlefield. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss operational developments.”

THEN THERE’S FOX NEWS. I don’t know just where it figures in all this, but some people swear by Fox. “As the United States increasingly goes after some of the Kremlin’s business tentacles, and one person arrested for violating U.S. sanctions against Russia is a former Fox News director who left to launch a Russian propaganda network.

“The Department of Justice revealed that Jack Hanick was quietly arrested in London early in February for dodging U.S. sanctions by helping a sanctioned Russian oligarch, Konstantin Malofeyev, start his right-wing Tsargrad TV.” Further detail is readily available on the Internet.

ANOTHER STORY OF THE SAME VINTAGE begins: “Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr said then-President Donald Trump became furious after Barr told him there was no evidence that the 2020 election was fraudulent.

“'I told him that all this stuff was bulls*** about election fraud. And, you know, it was wrong to be shoveling it out the way his team was, Barr said in an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt. First highlights of the interview were scheduled on MSNBC's ‘Andrea Mitchell Reports.’ See Internet under headline “Former AG Barr said Trump became enraged after being told election fraud claims were nonsense.”

OR MOST OF ALL read the story about Trump’s faulty wall under this headline on the Internet: “It’s Official: Trump’s ‘Impenetrable’ Border Wall Is An Expensive Failure.”

The story begins: “Former President Donald Trump promised his supporters an ‘impenetrable’ border wall between the United States and Mexico. Instead, the $15-billion wall was reportedly breached thousands of times in areas where it was completed, and the smugglers who cut through it were able to do so with cheap power tools available in retail stores.

“Unpublished data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection obtained via the Freedom of Information Act showed that Mexican smugglers cut through the wall 3,272 times over three years, according to the ‘Washington Post. In some cases, they replaced the areas they cut with tinted putty, essentially creating secret passages . . .”

Perhaps we should have left the Rio Grande River undisturbed and spent part of the $315 billion on farming support and law enforcement in Central America.

A RELATED CONSENSUS — Former National Security Advisor John Bolton said Putin was "waiting" for Trump to withdraw the US from NATO. He previously warned that Trump would have withdrawn from the alliance if he'd won a 2nd term. Bolton also said Trump's "main interest" in Ukraine was trying to "find Hillary Clinton's computer server."

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  • Thomas Camfield

    The blog before this one got a bit old before being posted and I inaccurately presumed it was the Leader's fault. Turned out it was my own faulty emailing that was to blame. So all is well and my dependable troll herewith has some new material to dissect in search of items to chew on.

    Meanwhile, just a conclusion on Putin's war in Ukraine from one of my favorite columnists, Paul Krugman (Nobel Prize winner and syndicated columnist of the New York Times): “Russia is going to pay a very high price, in money as well as blood, for :Putin’s megalomania.”

    Wednesday, March 9 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    I'm hoping that the people of Russia have more sense than their leaders and stop this madness.........

    No matter what Trump said, the fact is that during his administration illegal immigration was down. Under the Biden/Harris administration, the numbers have soared, they are responsible for the Fentynol (made in China) deaths in America....

    Trump did not take US out of NATO, he asked the NATO members to pay their dues, they did. Threatening to withdraw from NATO was a negotiating ploy, you know that, he said as much.....

    Wednesday, March 9 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    I think I'd believe John Bolton before I'd attribute good intentions of Donald Trump for anyone but himself.

    Thursday, March 10 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    So basically you're saying you will believe someone's opinion of what Trump would do before you will believe what Trump really did....

    I'm starting to understand what Biden meant when he said " we choose truths over facts".....

    Thursday, March 10 Report this

  • MargeS

    The origin of the name, it turns out, was quite a bit dumber.

    Evidently, Joe Biden appeared at the Iowa State Fair last August. As part of an extended riff on how Democrats are different from Republicans, the former president meant to say, "We choose truth over lies." Instead, Biden accidentally said, "We choose truth over facts."

    It was a harmless slip-up, which was quickly forgotten -- except by assorted Trump followers, who treated this as an important blunder, even making t-shirts featuring the phrase.

    And I bet selling them to further Trumps agenda, which has always been to make as much money as he can.

    Wish I had a dollar for every ridiculous thing Trump has said (they weren't blunders).

    Oh yah, and Joe Biden won by 7 million votes.

    Thursday, March 10 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Amazing!

    MSNBC says it and Marge believes it. Did MSNBC have a transcript of the speech? Was Biden even reading from a script? Nope, I looked at the video, Biden was speaking off-the-cuff. It was a Freudian slip.

    Friday, March 11 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    So somehow we're arguing over a slip of the tongue in Iowa or wherever while 2,500,000 civilians have fled their home country and the egocentric wrath and ambition of Trump's friend Vladimir.

    Friday, March 11 Report this

  • MargeS

    Justin In Hale says it and were suppose to believe it? Don't think so.

    Friday, March 11 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Tom, if you want to have a discussion about the mess and suffering in Ukraine then make a blog about it, not about how much you hate Trump as seems to be the thrust of most of your blog postings.

    Saturday, March 12 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    Donald's erstwhile idol, Vladimir the autocrat . . . Reminds me a lot of the late '30s and late '40s, when most of our readers were not yet born. Hitler, Stalin, Hirohito, Mussolini . . . Thousands of everyday Ukrainians and

    Russians now are being callously sacrificed so that one aging dictator can get a larger page in the history books. Donald, I suspect, would suddenly have us forget those just-the-other-day photos of him shaking hands with Vladimir . . . while we were left wondering what they'd been talking about.

    The cost of gasoline eventually will return to normal, but the people who are dying will be dead forever. Fathers, mothers, children, siblings, spouses . . .

    Saturday, March 12 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    I meant to say: "EARLY'40s."

    Saturday, March 12 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Since you are so obsessed with all things Trump Tom there's a book out there written by Victor Davis Hansen called The case for Trump. You might want to give it a read, it will explain to you how you and the MSM got played by Trump.

    Saturday, March 12 Report this

  • MargeS

    I agree, Lets forget Trump and start giving money to Democrats who can win congressional elections in 2022.

    Sunday, March 13 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    MS. At least that's something positive. So who is worthy of your dollars?

    Monday, March 14 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    Arizona

    Florida

    Georgia

    Nevada

    New Hampshire

    North Carolina

    Pennsylvania

    Wisconsin

    These appear to be the battleground states for the U.S. Senate in 2022. So I'll pick from these for Democratic donations as the election draws near.

    Monday, March 14 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    As for Donald Trump, he’s not going anywhere and probably wishes some of his past actions would be conveniently forgotten. Same probably goes for a host of others such as Ron DeSantis, Lindsey Graham , Kevin McCarthy, etc., etc. A number of first-time voters in 2024 were only 10 years old when Trump was first atop the presidential ballot in 2016. They deserve our telling them what was done and what was said back when they were in about fourth grade.

    Friday, March 18 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    "They(first-time voters ) deserve our telling them what was done and what was said back when they were in about fourth grade."..... Of course they do, and since you've got nothing good to say about the current administration to sway their vote you revert to demonizing the Trump administration.

    Will you tell them about how Biden lied about the dirty dealing he and his Son Hunter had in Ukraine? How Hunter got Millions from Burisma, a Ukraine energy production company founded by a corrupt Ukraine oligarch, and how Vice(apt title)President Joe Biden withheld a Billion dollar loan to Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor who was investigating Burisma. China is a whole other can of worms for the Bidens.

    Will you tell the young voters how Trump was impeached by the Democrats twice and acquitted twice?

    Will you tell how their standard of living is so much better now that Biden is at the helm?

    Will you tell them how the world is a much safer place with old Joe at the helm?

    What our young voters need is the truth, and they sure as hel aren't going to get that from you Tom.

    Saturday, March 19 Report this

  • MargeS

    And what do they get from Just in hale? Republican fake news. New voters are to smart to fall for what the Republicans are doing. It really affects them, if they aren't straight up white. You pull out a bunch of stuff about Biden that's never been proved, refer to Trump as being such a great president, when he was possibly the worst president this country has ever seen. People who know what happened aren't going to let the voting public forget.

    2022 elections, vote Democrat!

    Saturday, March 19 Report this

  • Thomas Camfield

    And I'm switching to the next couple of blogs in an effort to also stay up to date.

    Sunday, March 20 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    " You pull out a bunch of stuff about Biden that's never been proved".....

    Did Hunter Biden get millions from a Ukraine energy company that was founded by a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch? Yes or No?

    Did Joe Biden threaten to withhold a Billion dollar loan to Ukraine if they didn't fire the prosecutor who was investigating that company that his Son was getting money from? Yes or No?

    Did the New York Times just reverse their original Oct.2020 "reporting" on the Hunter Biden computer/email story? Yes or No?

    Was Trump acquitted of the articles of impeachment twice? Yes or No?

    Is the Average American's standard of living worse today than it was during the Trump years? Yes or No?

    The answer for all those questions by any objective, rational person is Yes. So you tell me where is the "fake news" in what I wrote?

    And where did I ever refer to Trump as a "great President"? I didn't. Do I believe that he did a better job at running the country than Joe Biden?, yes I do, and according to the polls, at this point of his term in office he had a better approval rating than Biden has.

    "People who know what happened aren't going to let the voting public forget.".....Like I said, instead of talking about the job that the Biden administration is doing you will default to hating on Trump and Republicans in general. I will just ask the voters to ask themselves the simple question, "are you better off today than you were four years ago?".

    Sunday, March 20 Report this

  • MargeS

    Am I better off than I was when Trump was in office, YES!

    Sunday, March 20 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Obviously, you are in the minority Marge. When I ask my friends who voted for Biden if their standard of living is better today than it was four years ago most agree that we are not better off today than we were 4 years ago. I'll bet if I stood outside any grocery store, gas station, or lumber store and asked the customers if they are better off today than they were four years ago the vast majority would say they are not.

    Of course, you won't answer any of my questions, you just make baseless accusations of me spreading "fake news" and stories that are "not proved" and then continue on spewing your hate.

    Monday, March 21 Report this