If Shakespeare were alive today, he would instantly recognize the New York Times and its treasonous ilk, because Shakespeare feared nothing more than treason and civil war -- which is exactly what happened to the Roman Empire after the plotters stabbed Julius Caesar to death in the Forum. In our Civil War, a war fought about the Constitution and freedom, 600,000 people died; it was far and away our worst war, and today´s demagogues are still trying to twist the reality of that war to sucker all the airheads of the left. In American history it was the Democrats, of
What would Shakespeare think of a play that portrayed Obama hanging from the old oak tree? IMO, producing a play that centers on the murder of a sitting POTUS should not only be shut down but the promoters investigated by SS. Either we have civility and decency or we do not.
FTA: “Which is really what this fight is about. The left hates the Constitution, while conservatives revere its wisdom and strength. Donald Trump is not the biggest issue: The US Constitution is the real issue.”
This existential crisis facing our nation is something the NeverTrumpers and Reluctant Trumpers have yet to fully grasp. They still focus on the President’s personality quirks, and hyperventilate over every anonymous sourced story printed by the WaPoo or the Slimes. There are also many Trump supporters who hold unrealistic expectations as to the speed in which the swamp can be drained and which sections to drain first. The common thread of Trump’s “liberal” and “conservative” critics is using the old program to follow our current political play. I believe this could be the last season of D.C. Kabuki Theater Productions.
This first year of Donald Trump’s presidency is pivotal. I am amazed at how much of the MAGA agenda has already been accomplished, or serious work begun on the major ticket items. At the same time he is dealing with the Deep State Swamp and all its treasonous snakes. I submit The Donald is whipping those snakes into a mass suicidal frenzy by using the system to break the system. The majority of voters in 37 states elected President Trump to use his talents and skills to restore the Constitutional Authority stolen from us over the last 100 years. I think we owe the master builder at least a year or two to clean up the federal government Toxic Waste site. Patience is required in the Time of Trump.
I wonder what would happen if a play was put on with hussien being the main subject of being on trial for crimes aommittrd against our Constitution. Same play and outcome. Different characters. Think it would be shut down?
Shakespeare, arguably the greatest writer who ever lived, is an acquired taste--one must love poetry, especially blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter)--but his near magical arrangements of words common and rare still echo in the minds of literate people. The themes in his plays were universal, as applicable to today as to the Elizabethan Era in the late Sixteenth and early Seventeenth Century. As for Mueller, BFF of Comey, "Doth not Brutus bootless kneel?" Nice essay by James Lewis, well worth your few minutes of attention.
His warnings about the real intentions of the faux Trump assassins--and the real ones that are no doubt out there--are au point, not to be ignored. The Left knows nothing but destruction.
If Shakespeare were alive today he´d be wondering why the scenery never changes in his casket. Has nothing to do with anything but we´ve never had a civil war. The War Between the States was an attempt to leave an unhappy marriage. Or a second War of Independence. A civil war is when two or more factions are fighting for the control of a government. Not an attempt to leave. President Trump doesn´t need dead authors to defend him. Not even the dumbest demoncrap who ever used Food Stamps to pay for drugs or hookers believes PT committed an impeachable offense. This is the stragery by the Left. To hamstring PT to have an unending lawsuits, investigations, etc. I am amazed that PT has accomplished as much as he has considering the Scorched Earth policy of the Left. PT is smart enough to know that being nice won´t work and the best defense is an offense. And I hope he continues to stick it to them.
There is a lot of speculation about Shakespeare´s politics in this piece and such speculation is bootless. Shakespeare is opaque when it comes to his personal point of view. it is true that his plays that use politics as a backdrop end in a strong power taking over but that could easily be that any other end would be considered seditious and the theaters could be shut down by the Queen (or later King James) anytime for any reason. indeed they WERE shut down only 26 years after Shakespeare´s death but not by the monarch but by Cromwell and the puritans.
To illustrate the fruitless nature of speculating on what Shakespeare did or did not believe (on politics or much of anything else), the defenders of this production of Julius Caeser maintain (probably disingenuously but not implausibly) that their production is a warning against using violence to change politics, just as the author of this essay maintains. In other words, the author here and the producers of this JC come to the same conclusion from entirely different points of view and use Shakespeare as the source material.
I demand EQUAL TREATMENT! One HALF of the ´Caeser´ characters should represent FEMALE politicians, and 14 Percent should represent ´Politicians of Colour´, and another 15 percent should represent Hispanic Politicians, as well as Proportional Representation of Democrat Politicians in the House and Senate, as well as Proportional Representation of Prominent New York City and New York State politicians!
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has released a new video with his eponymous band to offer commentary on America in the age of President Trump. The host of “Morning Joe” released the EP “Mystified” on his official Facebook page Friday, which features the pundit and his fiancée Mike Brzezinski sitting on a couch while a chaotic montage flickers across the screen. “I’ve been looking inside, and I’ve been mystified by what I saw,” Mr. Scarborough sings. “I’ve been looking inside, and I’ve been terrified by who I saw.” “TrumpWorld Culture on the Skids in the music video to the title track of
President Trump noted that James Comey and Robert Mueller are “very, very good friends…which is bothersome.” So the Associated Press sprang into action to defend the two men now locked in a death struggle with the president. The AP vouches for the extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, integrity of the men who are trying to bring down our duly elected president. In the AP’s telling, they are: …somber-faced and demanding… …more approachable and outwardly affable… …both command a wealth of respect in the law enforcement and legal community. …both known for their integrity and self-assuredness… …Comey describ[ed] Mueller as “one of the
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday it sent four investigatory letters, including one to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The letters, dated Thursday and signed by the committee’s bipartisan leadership, demand answers and documents related to the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, especially reports that Clinton campaign operatives expressed confidence Lynch would keep that investigation from “going too far.” The demand comes as the Judiciary Committee investigates the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of ex-FBI Director James Comey, in which the material may take on a new significance. The New York Times reported this April that not only
Before our savagely polarized country rips itself apart with violent language and violent deeds, it’s time for the nation’s adult leaders to rally and fortify the political center. I’m not talking about national Republican and Democratic leaders. They’re hopeless. They’re momentarily talking up bipartisan unity after the near-massacre of the congressional GOP baseball team last week. But otherwise they’re doing everything on a divisive, partisan basis — as usual. House and Senate GOP leaders are cutting Democrats out of any role in remaking health care, an industry that makes up one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Democratic Party leaders have declared
No topics confound media with greater regularity than firearms and Christianity. To put it plainly, many commentators and reporters have no idea what the hell they´re talking about when it comes to these two subjects. We were reminded earlier this month of the press´ general ignorance of the Second Amendment and firearm-related issues following a politically motivated assassination attempt on a Republican member of Congress. And we´re reminded now of media´s general illiteracy regarding Christianity following the publication of a New Yorker article titled, "How A. E. Housman Invented Englishness." In a lengthy and meticulously edited piece examining the works
Friday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” anchor John King described Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” as “state TV” for show co-host Ainsley Earhardt saying President Donald Trump’s tweet was “smart.” King played a clip of the interview that centered on Trump’s initial “tape” tweet and his tweet yesterday saying he did not tape his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Earhardt said Trump’s suggestion of the possible existence of tapes was “a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings.” Trump replied, “Well it wasn’t very stupid. I can tell you that.” King said, “Let’s set
The summer reading list for Gene Ponder´s AP Government and Economics class at Spanish Fort High School in Alabama is causing some trouble. Mr. Ponder filled his list with books authored by conservatives -- and libertarians. I know – right? Imagine that - a conservative public school teacher! Sweet mercy, America! Miracles do happen. Mr. Ponder’s summer reading list was a bonus assignment and included writers like Ann Coulter and Mark Levin and Ronald Reagan and Thomas Sowell. For the past 10 years, he’s instructed the students to spend a portion of their summer reading just one book on the
James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois arrived in a D.C. suburb several months ago and lived out of his van next to a small local baseball field, which had recently been reported as the site of Republican congressional baseball practice. He took pictures of this otherwise unremarkable locale, and showed up there last Wednesday with two guns and a list of six elected Republicans on his person. He verified with a member of Congress that they were indeed Republicans on the field before opening fire, attempting to murder a bunch of them. A week later, one of the victims, Rep.
File this one under, ‘no, this not a joke.’ For Friday’s off-camera White House press briefing, CNN hired a sketch artist to render images of press secretary Sean Spicer as yet another example of their pathetic meltdowns over the Trump communications team’s decisions about access. Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke teased this news earlier Friday, but CNN Newsroom anchor Brooke Baldwin made an on-air announcement following the tape-delayed audio from briefing while sketches appeared next to her. (Video) “We at CNN sent a sketch artist inside to provide you with the visuals the White House won´t allow you
On June 22, President Donald Trump raised three unanswered questions about the Democratic Party and the Obama administration’s role in claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. All three questions are backed by legitimate data and should be at the top of the list for news media outlets to investigate if the goal is to get to the bottom of the alleged Russia hacking story. Here are Trump’s three queries together with background information raising further questions on the subjects. 1 – Why did the Democratic National Committee (DNC) turn down FBI requests to inspect its hacked servers?
There is a long-worded Washington Post story gaining lots of attention as the definitive article outlining the ‘vast Russian election conspiracy‘. However, anyone who walks in the deep weeds of DC propaganda constructs will immediately note the Ben Rhodes styled fingerprints of obfuscation and disingenuous nonsense. The article is transparently presented for several aligned purposes; all of them political, including the intensely political objectives of John Brennan and James Clapper, and all of them transparently spreading the truth-sauce way too thin. As a deep weeds walker myself, and having inoculated against the nonsensical -albeit fashionable to believe- infection, here’s my
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch dissented from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg´s Friday ruling that resolved a dispute over the judicial review procedure for complaints filed by federal employees. The Supreme Court´s 7-2 decision authored by Ginsburg reversed the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board, and remanded the case for further review. The case itself involves the process for handling federal employee workforce complaints. Those complaints that fall under both the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and federal antidiscrimination laws are called "mixed cases." When the federal Merit Systems Protection Board dismisses a
Jon Ossoff was on a trajectory to defeat Karen Handel narrowly, poised to deliver a humiliating blow to the White House in a race billed as a referendum of Donald Trump’s early months in office. Then the Republican voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District unexpectedly showed up in droves. Pollsters say sky-high turnout drove Handel, the GOP nominee, to a nearly 4-point victory on Tuesday, despite most pre-election surveys showing Ossoff with a small-but-shrinking lead. Mathematically, a 4-point loss for a Democratic House candidate in a district that has traditionally elected Republicans by wide margins is an encouraging result for
California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people. All totaled, California now bans most state-funded travel to eight states. The new additions to California’s restricted travel list are Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota. They join Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee as states already subjected to the ban. California Attorney Xavier Becerra announced the new states at a Thursday press conference, where he was joined by representatives from ACLU Northern California and Equality California.
(Facebook) - Former President Barack Obama took to Facebook to ask Republicans to reconsider their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party," Obama wrote. "Still, I hope that our senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did." He argued that the Republican health care bill
In a year that he would like to forget, which included his acrimonious divorce to Amber Heard, Johnny Depp appeared at a Q&A at the new Cinemageddon stage at Glastonbury. Introducing his 2004 film The Libertine, about a 17th-century poet who notoriously drank himself to an early death, the 54-year-old chose to discuss American politics. "I think [Donald] Trump needs help," he said. "There are a lot of dark places he could go." He added: "I´m not insinuating anything - by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible - but when was the last
Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal identity, and the IRS doesn’t do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released Thursday. The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned. But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax
[…] John Anzalone, Ossoff’s pollster, said the Democrat’s campaign succeeded in turning out its voters — but they were swamped by Republicans who came out in numbers that ended up dwarfing previous high-profile special elections (link) That’s a very interesting admission/statement for a Politico article. That’s also an example of what happens when President Trump’s ‘Monster Vote‘ turns out. (Politico) Jon Ossoff was on a trajectory to defeat Karen Handel narrowly, poised to deliver a humiliating blow to the White House in a race billed as a referendum of Donald Trump’s early months in office. Then the Republican voters in
The deadly collision between a U.S. destroyer and a container ship June 17 took place while the freighter was on autopilot, according to Navy officials. The Philippines-flagged cargo ship ACX Crystal was under control of a computerized navigation system that was steering and guiding the container vessel, according to officials familiar with preliminary results of an ongoing Navy investigation. Investigators so far found no evidence the collision was deliberate. Nevertheless, an accident during computerized navigation raises the possibility the container ship´s computer system could have been hacked and the ship deliberately steered into the USS Fitzgerald, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. A more
President Donald Trump has said he will pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years. At a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last night he said ´the time has come´ for ´new immigration rules´ that would require those seeking admission to the country to be able to support themselves financially and would bar the use of welfare for a period of at least five years. He said his administration would be ´putting in legislation to that effect very shortly.´ It is unclear, however, how Trump´s proposal would change the current situation.
Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl want to ask potential jurors in a court-martial for their views on President Trump and whether they voted for him, according to news reports Wednesday. At a pretrial hearing Wednesday, Berdahl´s lawyers submitted the questions to the judge in the case, out of concern that jurors may be swayed by negative comments Trump made in the presidential campaign about the soldier. "The principal issue has to do with ensuring we are able to identify people who have been nominated to be on the court-martial panel — the jury — who are not in a
President Obama has been out of office only a few months. But he might have both a street and an L.A. freeway named after him soon. Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson has proposed renaming Rodeo Road in southwest L.A. “Obama Boulevard” in honor of the president. Wesson noted that Obama held a campaign rally at Rancho Cienega Park on Rodeo Road when running for president and that the area already has streets named after presidents (Washington, Jefferson, Adams). In May, a plan to name a stretch of the 134 Freeway after Obama moved forward with approval from the
Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony Wednesday should mark the definitive end of “Russia hacked the election” hysteria. Too bad it took so long to get to this point. Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee outright that the Russians failed to alter “ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results.” Yes, it’s clear Russia (with Vladimir Putin’s full approval) orchestrated cyberattacks designed to influence the 2016 contest, and also pushed fake news. But the hack, and release via WikiLeaks, etc., of Democratic e-mails produced nothing game-changing. The biggest impact was to confirm the obvious: The Democratic National Committee favored Hillary Clinton from the
President Trump said Thursday he has "no idea" if there are recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea … whether there are ‘tapes´ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings," Trump said in a two separate tweets Thursday. The president´s announcement caps weeks of speculation as to whether the president had kept recordings of his discussions with Comey, who he fired last month. Trump himself