Thank Goodness! | Tom Camfield

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It’s not officially certified, but it’s pretty much over now. It turned into more of a nail-biter than expected and the closeness leaves me a bit disgusted with the American …

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Thank Goodness! | Tom Camfield

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It’s not officially certified, but it’s pretty much over now. It turned into more of a nail-biter than expected and the closeness leaves me a bit disgusted with the American public’s mentality. However, that manipulative full-time liar and narcissist, Donald J. Trump, has been consigned, at best, to being a one-term president (at least until 2024 if he’s by then not disqualified by incarceration or whatever).

Try typing merely “Trump loses, lame duck” into your search engine as a link to the immediately foregoing. As Selinger notes: “A man with nothing to lose is bound to care little about whether or not he kills his adoring fans in the process . . .”

Trump’s sanity will remain a mixture of narcissism, greed, and ignorance as he moves into his period of vengeance and he resumes his attack on the selfless aims of a free press. He prefers social media where outright lies are not properly challenged.

Meanwhile, I’m also quoting Selinger a lot lately, largely because she’s a better writer than I . . . and also because she is closer to the heart of the matter at hand. She pointed out, for instance, that Trump was an individual who “stood on a stage . . . and encouraged his followers to shout ‘lock her up’ about a governor [Michigan] whose kidnapping attempt was just barely thwarted by the FBI. This is a president whose bruised ego is felt by the world, and whose lost election, in turn, is sure to be felt by the American people. We will be punished for it.

“We already know that two major Supreme Court cases (the Affordable Care Act/‘Obamacare’ and a case involving whether or not undocumented immigrants may be counted in the census) will be heard in the lame duck session. But what executive-level vengeance will the president enact upon us when he realizes he has not gotten his way? We must brace ourselves for the absolute worst . . .”

The article is dated Oct. 19, but it seems pretty accurate.

And a lot of things won’t get started until a new president is inaugurated Jan. 20.

For instance, Donald will be busy creating difficulties to make his successors look bad . . . and still looking for ways to place his own faults at the feet of Obama. He seems to go out of his mind at the mere thought of a Black guy being so vastly his superior and possessing such greater popularity . . . even getting a considerably larger inaugural crowd way back when.

He started early. The Washington Post story Oct. 28 noted that Trump “will open up more than half of Alaska’s Tongas National Forest to logging and other forms of development . . . stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact rainforests “. . . as of Thursday, it became legal for logging companies to build roads and remove timber on more than 93 million acres of forest (250,000 square miles) that includes old-growth stands of cedar, spruce and hemlock — and imposing salmon runs.

The Tongas stores 400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and sequesters 3 million metric tons every year. But in the last 20 years a wilderness area the size of Mexico has been destroyed. Australia has had the largest fires in its history, the Amazon continues to burn . . . and world leaders are being asked to meet the Paris Climate Accord and climate emergency facing our planet (notably excepting Donald Trump, who withdrew the U.S.).

The new rule reverses protections adopted in 2001 by President Bill Clinton and “is one of the of the most sweeping public lands rollbacks Trump has enacted.”

However, it also was one of Donald’s last-minute “throw money at those possible vote-getters.” Those 1,000-year-old trees so off-handedly dismissed must have gotten their start about 1,020 A.D. So if we start their replacement today, we’ll have them back working for us again at the same age by 3020 (see preceding paragraph on carbon). Reminds me a little of the hasty replacement of a Supreme Court justice a few days before Election Day . . . on the off chance that she would be available to rule on some possible election-day motion on ballot-counting by Trump. No matter that in exchange she receives a lifetime appointment.

CLOSE BUT UNFORTUNATE.—.Democrats were aiming to pick up at least four Senate seats (while also losing Alabama), which would have given them control of the U.S. Senate. Apparently, that didn’t happen.

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Justin Hale

Thank Goodness? Goodness had nothing to do with it Tom. Most of the people I know who voted for Harris/Biden did so not because they agreed with any of their platform or policies but purely because they hated Trump, and the reason they hated Trump is because they bought the BS that the Democrats and the corrupt MSM fed them for four years. A vote for Harris/Biden was a vote based on hate and intolerence, ....."the closeness (of the race) leaves me a bit disgusted with the American public’s mentality". Thanks for proving my point about the intolerence of the haters.

"the selfless aims of a free press" What a load of Crapola, the only truth in that comment is that they are a free press.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
Marge samuelson

Poor Loser.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Justin Hale

No Marge, a poor loser would be one who says "not my President" and then spends the next for years btiching and moaning about everything the President does. Sound familiar? look in the mirror. I won't go down that road.

If Biden is declared POTUS I wish him luck.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Tom Camfield

If anyone thinks it’s bad now, watch Donald between today and Biden’s Inauguration Day Jan. 20. And thereafter the likes of McConnell and Graham.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Marge samuelson

Take a look at the map and the percentage of Blue & Red states, Donald Trump started the division with his hate filled speeches to groups like the Proud Boys, white supremacy & Nationalistic groups, evangelicals, anyone that would listen to him. Hate! Hate! Hate!

I never respected the man and never felt the need to give him any respect at all. It's time to make America heal from the onslaught of Hatred the last four years. You can say were haters all you want, but you and others like you are the haters that are destroying our country.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Justin Hale

" It's time to make America heal " .....interesting choice of words, "make", not "let, allow, or help" but "make".

"you are the haters that are destroying our country"..... Really? All the riots going on in major cities, literally destroying our country are led by Trump supporters?

Friday, November 6, 2020
Marge samuelson

So "Make America Great" is o.k. with you, not , "let, help, Allow" But "make America Heal" isn't o.k.

That's the difference between Democrats and Republicans. We don't wear it on a hat, or on a sweatshirt.

And right now their are Trump Supporters protesting outside polling places, banging on the windows, shouting "Stop the Vote."

You people just can't stand the idea of democracy can you?

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Justin Hale

"So "Make America Great" is o.k. with you, not, "let, help, Allow" But "make America Heal" isn't o.k. ".....Quite the opposite Marge. I thought "MAGA" was a silly line, the only thing sillier was the hater's reaction to it, that's why I found it interesting that you would adopt the same kind of verbiage.

"You people just can't stand the idea of democracy can you? " .....By that you mean the people who don't agree with you. But once again you got it wrong I believe in Democracy.

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” and "Democracy is the best kind of government money can buy"

As I already said I wish Biden good luck.

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Tom Camfield

America was “great” to begin with—until Donald came along to start feeding us lies with about every word out of his mouth—to cover his ignorance and self-centered narcissism. The mess in general is a lot like George Bush’s war and recession; a selfless and competent Democrat has been called in to clean up the mess. Unfortunately, this again will take time, as the mess is considerable. I consider it a bonus that we have chosen a woman to aid Joe Biden. And all the better for our society that she identifies as Black.

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Justin Hale

"a selfless and competent Democrat".....sure, using his influence to get his Son Hunter Millions from Ukraine and China was a purely selfless act.

And exactly why is it "better for our society that she (Harris) identifies as Black"?

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Marge samuelson

Justin, you seem to have no idea of what it is to be a woman in politics (no surprise). Can you just give us women a little support? Black woman, white woman who cares, that fact is Kamala Harris has made history, the first woman to be voted (democracy) into office as a top ranking candidate. Surely, you can give that to us! It's been a long time coming. She well could also be the first woman president of these United States. So if she runs in 2024 or 2028, the world will be a better place. Biden choose wisely, Trump never did. Now he will drink of the cup of disappointment.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Justin Hale

You're right Marge I do not know what it's like to be a woman, I do know what it takes to be a politician though. I am glad to see a woman in the VP seat, I just wondered why Tom was saying what he did.

Harris seems to be a competent, smart woman, and though I think she slept her way into politics (see Willie Brown affair) I wish her good luck in her new office. She has four years to prove to me whether or not she is POTUS material, unlike you, I will not vote for or against her just because she is a woman.

Yes, it's time for Trump to leave office, while I agree that there were irregularities, fraud, illegal votes in the election, I believe that happens in every election and while Trump has the legal right to question, he is not going to overturn the election. Time to take his money and his trophy wife down to his golf course in the Sunshine state and enjoy life.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Tom Camfield

Ours remains in large part a white-superior, male-dominated society tailored to himself by Donald Trump . . . generally misogynistic and xenophobic. Kamala Harris was the best person of her time to stand forth combatively against Donald in many ways. He is lacking both in character and intelligence—and has left our country behind the times. We’d have come so much further with her, rather than him, in office.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Justin Hale

Tom, Trump is out, the hate prevailed, stop kicking that dead horse.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
You got that mixed up

Hate lost, Democracy won.

Monday, November 9, 2020
Tom Camfield

That horse is not dead. 'And it's still dangerous. 'But you can quit any time you want.

Monday, November 9, 2020
Justin Hale

M. NoName.....BS, every person I know who voted for Biden couldn't name any reason other than they hated Trump. I'll bet that half the Biden votes were really a "I hate Trump vote". What about you? If you voted for Biden why?

Monday, November 9, 2020
I don't feel like dying

Number one right now. Biden is taking the pandemic seriously something Trump never did.

Number two right now. Biden is taking Climate Change seriously, something Trump never did.

Number three right now. Biden is for the Affordable Care Act, Trump could care less.

Number four right now. Biden realizes the country is divided and is going to work to bring the country back together.

Number five right now. Biden won the electoral and popular vote. He deserves to be president.

Number six right now. Biden is getting congratulations from the rest of the world, except for Trumps friends, especially Putin.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
I forgot one more thing

In the years that Biden has been in political office, he has shown that he has a grasp of what is important to our country. He has a record you can look at, Trump has nothing. The Republicans will be written into the history books, not for anything they might have done for this country but as the party that kissed Trumps ass.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Tom Camfield

After Jan. 20, hopefully, we won’t see Donald’s name in so many headlines as the press no longer feels obligated by the nature of his office to give the time of day to any of his endless lies. He’s already peeing on all the walls in an attempt to mark his territory—and he’ll be digging up every low trick known to history for the Jan. 5 run-off Senatorial elections in Georgia. Lord only knows what new lies Donald will come up with regarding this Democrat who is following in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Just'a Hater

BS I don't feel like dying. The Trump-hate is real.

Number one - Biden is certainly not taking the pandemic seriously. Initial Trump-hater projections predicted over 2 million dead... we're not even close to that number! Not even on a worldwide level. Trump's actions have saved a million+ lives and that you cannot deny. Liberal politicins did not even want to cut off travel to China - the same China who gave the world this pandemic in the first place!

Number two - BS again. Biden wants us to give billions of dollars to the joke of a Paris Climate Agreement. Have you read those papers? I have. Thank god Trump has the brain to pull us from that nonsense, something you Trump-haters don't have the intelligence to read.

Number three - the Affordable Care Act has gutted our healthcare system. Trump kept in pre-existing conditions and removed the ridiciulous Biden/Obama tax theft provision. My ex-wife, who is a nurse, won't even speak to me and even she agrees with me on this. Third strike and your out, dying.

Number four - another blind Trump-hater comment. The MSM has brainwashed you liberals to the point where they think anything Trump = hate. Trump is your president & will remain so for another 4+ years whether you agree with it or not.

Number five - another Trump-hater point! The MSM has you by the brainstem! There is ample evidence of wide scale election fraud, but the MSM has already convinced you to blind yourself to the very evidence of Trump winning. Tell me, dying, who was hundreds of thousands of votes ahead on election night in key states? Hint: it wasn't Biden!

Number six - do I even need to dismantle this one? World leaders worldwide are backing Trump's fraud cases statewide.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
You are a loser

take all your comments and bag them up. There stupid and not applicable anymore.

Trump lost because of the things I mentioned . Biden is our elected President, as you always say "show a little respect for the office" well now I finally can.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Justin Hale

M. NoName

"Number one right now. Biden is taking the pandemic seriously something Trump never did"...... Nonsense, the Trump administration had undertaken a number of steps early to address the spread of Covid-19 in the states. He put in place a travel ban from China, he formed the Coronavirus Task Force, and he worked with businesses to begin ramping up production of needed medical supplies for healthcare workers. There were also a number of executive orders passed to tear down government restrictions that blocked businesses from manufacturing products outside their designed purpose. New York asked for ventilators, Trump sent them and they sat unused in a warehouse. Trump set up field hospitals, and they were never used.

"Number two right now. Biden is taking Climate Change seriously, something Trump never did.".....Trump got U.S. out of the Paris Accords, I think that was a good move considering the monetary obligations it put on the U.S. to third world nations that are well known for corruption. Have you read the Paris Accords document?

"Number three right now. Biden is for the Affordable Care Act, Trump could care less"..... I haven't followed that issue.

"Number four right now. Biden realizes the country is divided and is going to work to bring the country back together"..... The Democrats and Biased MSM have been sowing seeds of division in this country ever since Trump was elected and now they are playing the role of uniters???? Give me a F'n break.

Number five and six had nothing to do with why you voted for Biden, they are after the fact.

As far as Biden's record goes all I can remember is his 'tough on crime" bill where possession/selling of crack cocaine was treated more harshly than powder cocaine. And his corrupt dealings with Burisma/Ukraine and China to favor his Son Hunter.

Trump got U.S. out of NAFTA and replaced it with USMCA.

Trump oversaw the best stock market and employment records in years.

Trump brokered peace agreements between Israel and other M.E. nations.

Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Trump provided major funding to HBC's for the next ten years.

Trump stood up to NATO and told other nations to pay their fair share.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Sounds like you Just in hale

“A growing body of scholarship that says, in the words of a new study by University of Kansas professors David N. Smith and Eric Hanley, “The decisive reason that white, male, older and less educated voters were disproportionately pro-Trump is that they shared his prejudices and wanted domineering, aggressive leaders …”

(https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/leonard-pitts-jr/article211963789.html#storylink=cpy)

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Justin Hale

M. NoName

Like I care about what a couple of liberal Kansas professors think.

Thursday, November 12, 2020
But you do care

about what a racist, misogynist, loser like Trump thinks. No Experience makes the difference. The professors have learned a lot over the years, just as scientists have, I will trust them. You and Trump have learned nothing.

Friday, November 13, 2020
Justin Hale

M. NoName,

Of course I care about what Trump thinks, I voted for him. I listed in a previous post the things he has done that I agree with.

As for your parroting the MSM's lies that Trump is a misogynist and a racist goes. Twenty-eight percent of judges appointed by President Trump have been female. That’s the most for any Republican president, is that the action of a misogynist? Trump has guaranteed funding of HBCU's for ten years, (https://diverseeducation.com/article/191074/) is that the action of a racist?

"You and Trump have learned nothing"..... Not so. I always knew that the MSM was inclined to be liberal, over the last four years I have learned that they are also corrupt.

Friday, November 13, 2020
Your's is a mute point

Doesn't matter, your misogynist, lying, no empathy guy lost. Biden 307 Trump who cares, Biden Won.

Everyone I know is looking forward to having a decent person in charge of our country. What are you going to whine about after January 20, 2021 Just in hale? I know I am going to point out everything Biden does that helps this country. Stay tuned!

Friday, November 13, 2020
Justin Hale

M.Doesn't matter

Facts don't matter according to Biden, you believe what you want to believe facts be damned, as long as Trump lost, right?

Tell me about how the Paris Accords which Biden promised to get us back into is good for America. The American taxpayers were obligated to give 3 billion dollars to corrupt "developing nations" among them includes China, you're OK with sending your tax dollars to China? the country that is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide and has ruined the economy of many countries. Your dimwit reply is "doesn't matter Trump lost".

How about Medicare for all that Biden supports, free healthcare for illegals? when we have citizens in this country who can't get good healthcare.

Your dimwit reply is "doesn't matter Trump lost".

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Tom Camfield

Why are we still talking about that narcissist who was blindly given an entire country to play with? Let’s get him behind bars where he belongs and turn our attention back to the millions who need and deserve it.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Are you delusional? or just a dimwit?

Trump did lose. His supporters can show up in DC and claim he won, as he smugly drives by his mask less hordes (not so many really). They can go home and spread Covid 19 around, among their friends and neighbors. Trump could care less, never has, never will.

Biden is for health care for all. Illegals show up at the emergency rooms across the country because they can't get a doctors appointment. Should we just let them die? How about the homeless person that keeps showing up in emergency rooms because he has no home phone number so can't get a job or a doctor's appointment. There are lots of people who need health care that aren't getting it, Trump and the Republicans don't give a crap. They can afford any insurance they want, or are lucky enough to have government health care for them and their families. So Americans want the same coverage. Seems fair.

As to the Paris Accords, you will never understand diplomacy. If you are the problem and don't participate with others how to make changes in climate you should be ashamed.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Justin Hale

"Let’s get him behind bars where he belongs ".....Ah, the voice of unity and moving on.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Justin Hale

"Should we just let them die? " Name one hospital that turns away emergency patients.

" How about the homeless person " If a U.S citizen then they should have access to whatever resources a citizen should have.

"There are lots of U.S. Citizens who need health care that aren't getting it".....So let's give Free Healthcare to people who aren't here legally?

I do agree that our congresspeople should have the same benefits as our military.

" If you are the problem and don't participate " .....We already have a Federal EPA, and many other government agencies both state and federal why do we need the Paris Accords? I hear that the air in Los Angeles is better than it was, hybrid/electric car sales are booming, re-cycling is the norm, why do we need the Paris Accords?

And I'm all for sharing our technology and industry with third world nations, just not sending millions of our tax dollars to them Carte Blanche, as the Paris Accords mandate.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Tom Camfield

I can't believe you actually listen to yourself.

Sunday, November 15, 2020
Justin Hale

Yes Tom, I do listen to myself. Who do you listen to?

Today I told myself that in spite of all of the krap going on in the world today I need to get out and walk in some of my favorite places.

I hope you find some of your favorite places this week.

Monday, November 16, 2020