Back on the Radar — Roger Stone

You guys remember a little over a year ago, July 21, 2016, to be exact, when I awarded my Idiot of the Week award to Roger Stone and his ex-wife, Ann?  Believe it or not, that simple little piece has been my most wide-read ever and is still garnering views even today, more than a year later!  To date it has had 2,579 views, the majority of which have occurred this year, rather than last.  Why?  Because he keeps doing idiotic things, keeps his name in the news, and when I Googled ‘Roger Stone’ yesterday, mine was the 6th entry after the usual ‘top news’ and ‘Twitter’ entries.  But, I am not here today to talk about the popularity of that single post, but rather to expound on the continual idiocy of the subject of said post.

Knowing full well what an idiot the man is, I typically just ‘walk on by’ when I see his name in the news.  But today, I saw this headline, or variations thereof, no less than three times, so with a decidedly put-upon sigh, I clicked.

Trump adviser Roger Stone warns any politician who votes to impeach him would ‘endanger their own life’

“Try to impeach him. Just try it,” Stone said. “You will have a spasm of violence in this country, an insurrection like you’ve never seen. Both sides are heavily armed, my friend, This is not 1974. People will not stand for impeachment. A politician that votes for it would be endangering their own life.”

You will remember that just before the Republican National Convention last year, when some feared that establishment party officials might seek to steer delegates away from Trump, Stone threatened to reveal where delegates who flipped on Trump were staying during the convention. Just the sort we need in these already troubled times, eh? Never mind that two recent polls show some 40%-43% of Americans are now in favour of impeachment.

But that isn’t all our ol’ idiot has been up to in the past week.

In response to Arizona Senator John McCain’s criticism of Trump for pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, Stone tweeted …

“Karma about to get you, @SenJohnMcCain and you will burn in hell for all eternity”

Out of curiosity, I visited Stone’s website, The Stone Zone, and was somewhat surprised to see that a large number of the headlines on his front page were in favour of legalizing marijuana. Now, I am neither for nor against that issue … I simply don’t care, as I don’t use the stuff and see much more important issues to argue for.  I just thought it was interesting that this seems to be his pet peeve, and he even claims that he believes he almost has Trump talked into it.  Such maturity, yes?  And in the same vein, during a recent interview, he was asked what he thought Trump’s dumbest move since taking office has been … his response?  “Letting Sessions and Kelly and Chris Christie prattle on and on about gearing up a new war on drugs. Stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.”  I begin to wonder if there may be a reason for his idiocy?  Perhaps a bit too much of the wacky weed in his younger days?

And finally, Stone forwarded an email from former Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli that called for the ouster of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  Now, I am no fan of McConnell and have my own bones to pick with him, but for reasons that are 180° from the reasons Cuccinelli & Stone state:

“Senator Mitch McConnell’s failed leadership is killing President Trump’s conservative agenda and there is no sign this will change. It’s time for Senate Republicans to elect a new leader who will fight to save our country! The president is right to question Mitch McConnell’s leadership because he is responsible for electing all of the liberal Republicans who are how blocking the president’s agenda.” 

Huh??? Liberal Republicans?  Where … where … ???

Stone’s role in Trump’s campaign and potential contacts with Russia have come under scrutiny. The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked Stone to preserve all documents related to any Russian contacts. The Committee Vice Chair, Senator Mark Warner, called on Stone to testify before the committee, saying he “hit the trifecta” of shady dealings with Russia. Paul Manafort and Stone were business partners throughout the 1980s and 1990s, and in a June interview with CNN Money, Stone said that Trump should fire both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general.

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Paul Manafort & Roger Stone – 1985  

If it were possible, I would award Mr. Roger Stone a 2nd Idiot of the Week award, but it is against the rules. Joking aside, though, the danger in this man’s brazen trash talk is that he is, though not on the White House payroll, a close advisor and confidant of Trump’s.  And he is a public figure with a venue to reach large groups of people who listen to him and to what I consider his calls for violence, his incitement to take up arms against those who would like to see Trump removed from office.

41 thoughts on “Back on the Radar — Roger Stone

  1. Jill, call me crazy, but people Congressional leaders may not respond well to threats. To me, it adds to what I already know and sense, that something is significantly wrong between this President and Russia. He is acting too guilty as well as his advisors like Stone. Keith

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    • If you are crazy, my friend, then so am I. I would bet my bottom dollar that he is guilty of more than we have even imagined so far. But the real challenge will not, I think, be proving it, but rather convincing his lemmings that it is the truth, as they will claim that it is a ‘plot by democrats who are still just pouting because Hillary lost’. If Bob Mueller is allowed to complete his job, and if the results are ever made public (two HUGE ‘if’s) then I think that even you and I will be surprised at the amount of collusion and criminality has taken place. As we both know, you just don’t get that much smoke without there being a fire somewhere.

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  2. Dear Jill,
    This is why I want all the findings by the FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be made public because his followers will have to be fully informed to avoid an insurrection. There can’t be any room to hide from the truth. While his supporters will resist buying into the truth, enough will face the grim reality that they backed a very flawed man who was incapable of delivering on his promises. His rhetoric did not match his actions.
    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I agree with what you say. But you know what? I suspect that some of his followers, especially the better-educated ones, already know exactly what he is, but are ashamed, embarrassed, or just unwilling to admit what a horrendous mistake they made. Pride can be a powerful thing. Hugs!!!

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  3. We might think the loss of health care, money, etc. would get DT’s base to lose members but I would feel sorry for all the families affected. There are also innocents who are not part of his base who would also suffer. I would hope for another way to get him out of the office. Possibly if ‘he’ loses money and decides to quit. We can only hope. —- Suzanne

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    • Agreed. I am by no means hoping for any of those things to happen. But I do not know what else will wake up the lemmings, for they are so blindly enamoured that they cannot see at all the damage he is doing, cannot see that he has no interest in this nation nor its citizens, but is concerned solely with himself. Yes, let us hope that something less drastic opens the eyes of the 36%!

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      • Perhaps it’s time to call in some experts on deprogramming like the ones used for cult devotees. I’m thinking we’ve gotten into the brainwashing area here. The problem is whole families are involved and no one sees the need for a change of attitude. Maybe the only thing the country can do is wait for the next generation and hope some of them become better educated. The older folks will probably go to their graves thinking God sent DT. — Suzanne

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        • Sigh. I don’t see how we can live with the status quo for a whole ‘nother generation. For one thing, people like you and I will lose what little sanity we have left at this point. But for another, the status quo will not remain static, and if Trump is allowed to remain in office, and God forbid be re-elected in 2020 for another 4-year term, I sincerely believe this nation will have lost its democratic foundations and he will have become an autocrat. But as to how to break the bond that his voters feel with him? I have no ideas left. Everything I thought would work has failed. What becomes obvious to me is that their values are not the same as mine. Sigh.

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  4. The man is an absolute NUTTER! The problem is that he, Trump, and the other minions, have convinced Trump supporters that there’s a vast conspiracy to unseat him. After Charlottesville, one of the news agencies interviewed a group of “Trumpers”, including minorities who insisted that Charlottesville was a setup by enemies of Trump. WTH! I honestly feel we’re trapped here. If Trump is impeached, his supporters are going to revolt. If he dies of natural causes like a heart attack or stroke due to his unhealthy diet, they’re going to insist he was poisoned. And, if we survive the next 3 plus years, and he loses in the 2020 election, they’re going to scream voter fraud. I just don’t see a peaceful way out of this.😕

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    • All the scenarios you list would definitely cause troubles, though I must admit I hadn’t considered that if he died a natural death, they would claim he had been poisoned. Makes sense, though. This is why it is so critical to wake some of these people up to reality. It’s tough, but somehow at least a good portion of them must begin to see clearly the path on which he is leading us. What will that take? I think it will take something that hits them smack in the wallet. Their own wallet. Something that causes them personal distress, such as losing their healthcare, losing money, or a job. Once they are hurt, once it affects them personally, I believe the tides will begin to turn, albeit slowly. There is a possibility that if there is a government shutdown at the end of September, then if we default on our debt in October (see my afternoon post about the “damn wall”) they may wake up, when they see the markets in flux and their retirement savings shrinking. I am not hoping for that to happen, for it will hurt all of us, will hurt our reputation, and will have a global effect as well. But that may well be what it takes to rip the blinders off the fools who still support this buffoon. Even then, it will be a long road, and the scars of divisiveness will remain for a very long time. Sigh. Meanwhile, we keep doing what we do … speaking out against the many injustices. Sigh.

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        • Quite so! Many republicans today are calling for the ouster of Mitch McConnell because the repeal of ACA failed and Trump blamed McConnell, so they are calling for blood! Whatever Trump says, they buy into it hook, line and sinker. And no matter what Trump says or does, he remains a demagogue. It is almost as if they are in a trance. Thankfully, they are NOT the majority, but … with current attempts at voter disenfranchisement and gerrymandering, that may make no difference. Sigh.

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  5. I think he has moved beyond simple “idiot”. Is there an award for Bat Sh$% crazy A$$ of the week? We would probably need it to be “of the day”, given the way things are going. Drumpf is a magnet for these “people”.

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    • There is no such award as yet, but I may need to create one soon, for candidates are lining up! He is, indeed, a magnet for the oafs ‘n loonies that seem to be coming out of the woodwork, out from under rocks … sigh.

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