Three Events That Will Change The Face Of The Nation … Forever

I begin this post today with angst, with  trepidation, with a sense of impending doom, though I hope that doesn’t sound an overly dramatic statement.  Why?  For I did a coin toss to decide which of the very important, time-sensitive pending issues it was most important to tackle in this post, and I concluded that there are three issues that simply cannot be pushed aside even for a day.  And while I do not delude myself into thinking that my humble small blog is going to change the outcome of any of the three issues, I know I must try … I have to try, else I might just as well quit even writing this blog.  And so, I will either tackle all three in this single post, or if it becomes unwieldy, I will be putting out extra posts today.

What are the three issues?

  1. The Alabama race for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions
  2. The “tax reform bill” now being reconciled by Congress
  3. The increased attacks on Special Counselor Robert Mueller and his investigation

The Alabama Senate race is tomorrow, and although I have written several times before, I believe one final push must be made, a final attempt to awaken the voting public in Alabama to the evils of Judge Moore, who is, as I understand it, once again leading in the current polls.

The tax reform bill is being shoved, rushed, and pushed with no regard for accuracy or errors, no regard for outcomes, only regard for giving Donald Trump an empty shell of a “win” and pleasing the wealthy who would just as soon oppress the rest of us.

And as Bob Mueller and his team are getting closer to the truth, and as it becomes nearly impossible to keep details under wraps, Trump & Co. become increasingly panicked, and it is beginning to look very much as if we may end up with another Saturday Night Massacre in the very near future.

So, these three topics cannot be relegated to my “later this week” bin, but must be tackled today, These three things combined have the potential to set us on a very rocky path, one which leads in the opposite direction of what our Founding Fathers envisioned for this nation. If there is any hope that I can reach people who might just stop for a moment and think, then I must at least make the effort.  So, with a newly-opened box of Keurig coffee pods, 5 packs of cigarettes freshly rolled, and a box of tissues by my side, let us begin.


Roy Moore … UNFIT to set foot in the Capitol

Tomorrow is the big day in Alabama, and it appears that, while some Alabama voters are … a bit disturbed over all the credible accusations by women who Moore almost certainly sexually abused from his position of power as District Attorney, they are by and large willing to either a) overlook and ignore Moore’s pedophilia and sexual abuse, or b) discredit the women who, as young girls, were too afraid to come forth and tell what Moore had done to them.

Note that the women, who do not know each other, tell basically the same tale of abuse and degradation, and they are credible.  Also note that there are no less than nine … nine … such women who suffered as teens at the hands of this so-called ‘man’ of power.  Note, too, that former deputy district attorney Teresa Jones, a former colleague of Moore’s, said that back in the day, it was common knowledge that Moore, then a district attorney in his 30s, dated high school girls.  The evidence that has mounted paints Moore as a sexual predator and a pedophile and is insurmountable.  Alabama voters must surely realize the truth!

As if that weren’t enough, there are, as I have written before, plenty of other reasons to believe that he is not senate material.  As a judge, he was removed from the judicial bench … not once, but twice!  Why?  For refusing to uphold the law that he was sworn to uphold.  For putting his personal ‘beliefs’ ahead of the law of the land.  Not once.  TWICE!  Roy Moore is a ‘man’ without values, a ‘man’ without a moral compass, a ‘man’ without a conscience.  And any … I repeat ANY … person who votes for him, is also a person without a conscience, but rather one who is casting their lot with the evil which they claim to eschew.

We all know that democrats stick together, and republicans even more so, right?  Well, it speaks volumes that Alabama’s other republican Senator, Richard C. Shelby, does not support Roy Moore’s candidacy.  When Moore asked Shelby, the state’s senior senator and fellow republican, for financial backing last month, Shelby’s response was …

“I told him he could raise it himself, you know, like I did, you know, like everybody else. He thrives on controversy, seems to me. And I think you can’t be a formidable, effective senator if you’re so controversial your colleagues avoid you, I think Alabama deserves better.”

It is equally telling that the Republican National Committee in Alabama withdrew their support of Moore, then suddenly, without explanation, returned it last week.  And most telling of all is that another sexual predator named Donald Trump has given his full support to this candidate.  This past weekend, Trump held a rally where he sung Moore’s praises, and then recorded a ‘robocall’ to rally Alabama voters to support a pedophile for Congress.

Okay, Alabamans, listen up!  What is your option?  A sane democrat, perhaps?  A man who is known for protecting civil rights.  A man who re-opened that infamous 16th Street Baptist Church bombing case from 1963 in which four young girls were murdered by KKK klansmen who were let off scot-free with a wink and a nod?

And meanwhile, Moore, like Mount Vesuvius, continues to spew lies.  He claims, with bumbling ineptitude, to not know these women …

“I do not know them. I had no encounter with them. I have never molested anyone. When I saw the pictures on the advertisements of my opponent, I did not recognize any of these people.”

“These people” were children, teenagers at the time, nearly forty years ago, so it stands to reason that Moore would not recognize them on sight. Moore admitted to Sean Hannity last month that he dated young girls years ago, yet claims that he does not recognize any of the women.

“I’ve stood up for moral values, so they’re attacking me in that way. When this race is over, on the 12th of December, it will be over. It’s inconceivable to think that someone would wait 40 years because they were embarrassed or ashamed or something, and then less than 30 days before the general election, come out and make allegations – and then appear on a political advertisement, when they’ve waited 40 years not to be embarrassed.”

And already, even before the election, he is giving us reason to believe that he has no intention of upholding the laws when he says …

“I would want judges who recognize that Roe v. Wade, although it has been around since 1973, is not the supreme law of the land because it contradicts the right to life given to us in our founding documents.”

Yes, Roe v Wade IS the law of the land, as the Supreme Court of the United States ruled it so.

Roy Moore places himself and his own personal religion before the laws of the nation, before the good of We The People.  If he wins this election, it says more about the people of this nation than it says about Moore or Trump.  It says that the people of this nation have lost their way, have forgotten, if they ever knew, what is truly important. If Roy Moore is elected tomorrow, Alabamans must hang their heads in shame and embarrassment.

35 thoughts on “Three Events That Will Change The Face Of The Nation … Forever

    • I thought they would too, and it was close, but at the end of the day, a few people found a conscience lurking within them and, as Senator Flake said, ‘decency won’. Score one, finally. Sigh. Hugs!!! ❤

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    • I didn’t start out thinking of my blog that way either. I wanted it to be a happy place. But, increasingly I found that I couldn’t remain silent about the injustices I saw all around, and it just sort of took on a life of its own. The best thing that has come of it is all the wonderful friends I have made through my writing and the many different viewpoints I have heard. You are welcome, and thank YOU!

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  1. Dear Jill,
    When I am calling lawmakers in the US Congress, I am covering your three points of RNCs short-sighted, shameful support of Judge Roy Moore of Alabama, the 2017 Donor Relief Act/ republicans’ tax cuts bill; their shameful, partisan attack on Mr. Mueller. But I am adding the issue of net neutrality. I have called the FCC as per the following instructions:

    Ajit Pai, FCC Chairman
    202-418-1000
    Why you’re calling this office:

    This organization is driving legislation related to the issue.

    Your script:

    Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a concerned customer from Tampa.

    [IF FCC]: I’m calling to express my disapproval that the FCC is trying to kill net neutrality and the strong Title II oversight of Internet Service Providers. Preserving an open internet is crucial for fair and equal access to the resources and information available on it.

    [IF CONGRESS]: I’m calling to express my support for Net Neutrality and a fair and open Internet. I ask that [Senator’s or Rep’s Name] contact FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and demand he abandon his plan to overturn Net Neutrality and Title II oversight. It is time for Congress to take a stand and urge Chairman Pai to cancel the vote in December.

    Thank you for your time and attention.

    When the Senate Majority Leader figured out the strategic importance of keeping that Alabama senate seat in republican hands, his attitude changed towards supporting Judge Moore even if he ends up backing a pedophile.
    That one seat puts the senate in play where the democrats could become the majority party. This goal is virtually impossible to attain if the seat remains in republican hands.

    In addition, Sen Collins is under tons of pressure by her constituents to vote NO on the passage of the republicans tax cut bill which makes Senator McConnell, all the more motivated to keep fill the seat with a republican.

    I am praying for a miracle.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • Thank you, Gronda! Yes, you are quite right that I must add net neutrality to the list, as my granddaughter reminded me, and you are the second reader to remind me. And thank you for all your hard work! I have been sending many emails, but only made a few phone calls, for I am so hard of hearing that telephone calls intimidate me. I have done a few, but not nearly enough. I do like your script! I, too, am hoping Moore loses tomorrow, but … I fear he is on the path to victory, with even the African-Americans and women supporting him! Why … can somebody tell me why any self-respecting woman would vote for this thug??? Grrrrr. Thanks again, Gronda … Hugs!!!

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  2. Seems like this seat sports controversy having belonged to Sessions in the past. Right up until the last minute we’ll have to hope that the people of Alabama have enough consciences and care for their own children to make the right choice.
    The tax figures just don’t add up whichever way they’re done, there’s never been an effective trickle down effect yet and yet they’re trying to bamboozle everyone into believing otherwise. I know the Democrats won’t be fooled but will the Republicans realise that they won’t benefit except by having a law passed.
    I’m surprised that a man of some integrity like Gingrich should turn on Mueller as he has done, especially as Mueller is a Republican anyway. I’ve been inclined all along to wonder if they have the sacrificial lambs so those at the very top would be left untouched. Now I’m beginning to wonder if maybe I was too pessimistic. I certainly hope so as heads should roll for the contact there was even if no collusion and the US deserves a man as POTUS who can garner respect in the World.
    Cwtch

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    • Hello David. Your mentioning of Gingrich having integrity made me laugh. This is the same Gingrich who was trying his best to bring down Pres. Clinton for having sex outside his marriage while at the very same time having an affair of his own. He knew no shame with every press interview he gave, hammering on about values and morality while doing the very same things he was accusing others of doing. He cares nothing except for the power of the party, and his personal ability to gain power. Hugs

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        • Well we all have our right to our own opinions. I thought his back bench bomb throwing style and no compromise stances were the start of the ruination of the republican party. They tell me it started with the civil rights legislation and L.B.J. but I think it was gingrich who put the party on its current path of destruction. Good morning by the way, just had my second cup of coffee and starting to feel human. Hugs

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          • And good morning to you, Scottie! I’m on my third cup … of is it the fourth … and I’m still not feeling human. Just COLD!!! I want springtime!!!

            Gingrich certainly contributed to what the party has become, but he’s had a lot of help, too. Some who unwittingly helped start this ball rolling did not realize, I think, how far it would go and now have regrets, for it is out of control. Gingrich, however, has no regrets and has sold his soul downriver, along with many, many others. Sigh. Have another cup of coffee, and could you bring me one while you’re at it? Hugs, my friend!

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            • Jill, I am more with Scottie on Newt. We must not forget he was removed as Speaker by his own party. But, the two things that irked me most about him was ignoring the President on his role for the State of the Union with his “First 100 Days game plan” and then later when he was hypercritical of Clinton’s extra marital affairs, while he was on at least his second extra marital affair.

              But, my favorite Newt example is his double flip flop on Climate Change, the last one following a national TV spot with Nancy Pelosi where he said he was wrong to say climate change was a hoax. So, in essence he said he was wrong to say he was wrong. Keith

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    • Yes, and isn’t it interesting that Sessions was denied a judicial appointment for his racist views, but then was elected to the Senate, and now is Attorney General? Bah!!! And Moore will win today … I’d bet money. Even the African-Americans and women are supporting this jackass! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

      Nope, the tax figures are based on two major fallacies, but the Committee hasn’t time to be bothered with facts and analysis, you know, for they are in a hurry to get this passed before somebody finally yells WHOA THERE … NOT SO FAST!!!

      Sign.
      xxx Cwtch xxx

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    These are concerns of mien too. Please, don’t leave out the LGBTQ cases going through SCOTUS!!
    ‘What are the three issues?
    The Alabama race for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions
    The “tax reform bill” now being reconciled by Congress
    The increased attacks on Special Counselor Robert Mueller and his investigation’

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    • Thank you for the re-blog, my friend! And no, I certainly will not forget those. Nor the fact that Congress intends to try to scuttle Roe v Wade. So damn much going on that I cannot keep up .. there are not enough hours in the day to read, research and write about it all! Love ‘n hugs, dearest friend! ❤

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  4. Jill, I am hopeful Senator Richard Shelby’s repudiation of Moore will help. I wrote a post along these lines,

    The Tax Bill is a very overt attempt to line the pockets of the elite. Republicans should be embarassed and Trump supporters need to know they are being duped.

    On the Mueller attacks, Trump is revealing he is both worried and guilty. Folks like Hannity, Gingrich, Huckabee need to know the last thing they are are patriots. They have sold their soul to the devil and did it cheap. Keith

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    • You are right on all counts, my friend. I think Moore will win, and I hope the Ethics Committee throws the book at him. But i own’t hold my breath on that one.

      The tax bill … I don’t see how it can pass, but if it doesn’t, it seems that will make a government shutdown almost a certainty. Maybe, sadly, that is what it takes to wake these buffoons up?

      And yes, those who are attacking Mueller are goons, not patriots. There has come a strange rattle into my head, I think from shaking it so much of late. Or from beating it on a brick wall. Not sure which.

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      • By the way, two additional things are happening which will shape the future. Watch the interview on CBS with President Macron who has assumed the mantle of Climate Change leader. The other is Trump’s extremely poor reaction to Senator Gillibrand. He just reopened the can of worms and deserves all of the negative scrutiny due to his sexual assaults. Keith

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        • Yes, I saw both of these. Macron, for all that he got off to a bit of a rocky start, I think is going to be, much like Merkel, a strong leader and is headed in the right direction. And I hope that Trump is truly called to task on his tweet about Gillibrand, but … it seems these days that such are one day wonders, soon forgotten. I mean, if the general public can forget that 16 women or more have accused Trump of sexual harassment …

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  5. Sadly Jill, sometimes folk who have set themselves against something, in this case ‘liberal’ social norms and tolerant laws become so subsumed in their hatred fuelled by opportunists that they will support anyone (or in this case any ‘thing’ which agrees with them). It is a sad reflection. They will not hang their heads in shame.
    Of course whether they will be content with their choice of Senator when he fails to do anything for the state is another matter.
    This attitude did not work out very well for UK in 1992 when scared by the tabloid press over a nebulous tax issue the nation voted in yet anotther a Tory government and then spent 5 years moaning about it and whinging ‘they thought they were doing the right thing’- I was not sympathetic.

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