Loads of This, That, and T’Other

Elections, elections, elections … all across the U.S., elections are somewhere near the front of our minds.  Mid-terms, special elections, voices of gloom and doom, conspiracy theories … it’s enough to keep us awake nights!  Two candidates flew across my radar this week that deserve huge thumbs DOWN!  And, I have a few other snippets, but since what you are about to read is not in the least bit cheering, I thought to start with this heartwarming video about a pup named Rambo who was rescued by Ukrainian soldiers and became a part of their unit …

And now on to the less awwwww-inspiring stuff …

Lock her up!!!

Okay, so … it is the Republicans who have been screaming about fraud in the 2020 election, even though it has been the most audited election in our history with no evidence of fraud to be found … right?  So, imagine my surprise 😲 when I read this …

Tina Peters, a county clerk running as a Republican for secretary of state of Colorado, was indicted Tuesday evening on 10 criminal counts related to allegations that she tampered with election equipment after the 2020 election.

A grand jury indicted Ms. Peters on both felony and misdemeanor charges, including of attempting to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation, conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, identity theft, first-degree official misconduct, violation of duty and failing to comply with the secretary of state.

WHOA!!!  Now … tell me again where the ‘voter fraud’ was???  Way to go, Colorado!  First you send gun-totin’ Lauren Boebert to Congress where she has acted like a petulant child for 14 months now, and then you try to scam us with a woman, a lying cheater, who if elected as your secretary of state, would have total control over the ballots in the next election in your state.  WTF???

My only hope is that this Peters woman is wearing an orange jumpsuit by November so she cannot possibly win her election bid.  One might think that these indictments would turn the voting public against her, but don’t bank on it … after all, some 40% of this nation still think the former guy is fantastic, even though he is a criminal.  Has the nation lost its collective marbles?

And in Michigan …

Candidate in a special May election for a Michigan house seat, Robert Regan, is just what this country doesn’t need!  Regan is a supporter of QAnon, and as such has posted videos calling for killing President Biden, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and renowned virologist Dr. Anthony Fauci.  He also claims that Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman “staged” his famous face down with insurrectionists inside the Capitol on January 6th of last year, and also that 9/11 was naught but a hoax.  Now, all this is b.s. garbage and typically I wouldn’t even waste my time writing about the likes of Regan, but I am writing about him because … he is currently polling as the top candidate for the seat in the Michigan legislature!  Yep, you read that right …

The Michigan Republican Party has endorsed his candidacy and he has appeared on Fox “News” several times and is, as of yesterday, the favourite based on Michigan polls.  Oh … and his latest words that sent a chill through my spine and probably every other parent’s …

“I tell my daughters, ‘Well, if rape is inevitable, you should just lie back and enjoy it.’”

And yet, he is predicted to win in Michigan.  Can the good people of Michigan really have their heads that far up their arses that they would allow this ‘man’ anywhere near the statehouse?

And just a few really short snippets …

  • Aaron Blake of the Washington Post reported last week that after Trump won the 2016 election and we learned that Russia had interfered to help him, Republicans’ approval of Putin jumped from about 14% to 37%. Then, in the Des Moines Register, columnist Rekha Basu explained how the American right then swung behind Putin because they saw him as a moral crusader, defending religion and “traditional values,” from modern secularism and “decadence,” using a strong hand to silence those who would, for example, defend LGBTQ rights.
  • Douglas Macgregor, whom Trump nominated for ambassador to Germany and then appointed as senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense, told a Fox News Channel host that Russian forces have been “too gentle” and “I don’t see anything heroic” about Zelenskyy.
  • Senator John Cornyn of Texas: “What role does race play, Judge Jackson, in the kind of judge that you have been and the kind of judge that you will be?”
  • Former National Security Advisor John Bolton said that Trump “barely knew where Ukraine was” and repeatedly complained about Russian sanctions. Bolton said Trump should have sanctioned the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany, rather than letting it proceed, and concluded: “It’s just not accurate to say that Trump’s behavior somehow deterred the Russians.”

28 thoughts on “Loads of This, That, and T’Other

    • I knew you would love Rambo! I have that mug … the girls bought it for me years ago, for they often refer to me as Eeyore! I agree with you on Regan’s comment … if a husband of mine told my daughter that, I would kill him on the spot!


  1. Well apart from the fact that you have listed a bunch of folk who should not even be let near picking up trash with a pair of tweezers much less run for any other office.
    QAnon want to assassinate Boris Johnson??????????????……W-T-F……..???????????????????
    They are hard-line Left Wing Revolutionaries now?….Or have they joined up with ISIS?
    I’m gonna keep that one up my sleeve should I ever encounter one of those clowns.

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  2. Well there you have it. proof indeed that half of America really doesn’t care about it’s country and themselves because no way could these clowns do a good job for them if elected. And John Bolton’s words indicate that the former fat man couldn’t find his own arse using both hands. Anyone who still thinks he was a good President really needs psychiatric help. GOD!,how much money is wasted providing security for that moron? I love the little dog and hope he negotiated a good pay deal in bones.

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    • I agree … there seems to be a definite lack of values among about half the population. I’ve even read some who say they would welcome a dictatorship in this nation. The former guy is a waste of our tax money and a waste of space and air on this planet, but … he is still revered by some 30-40% of the people here … apparently they all had lobotomies!

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  3. I wonder that a competition could be run: Name one thing the GOP has done well other than obstruction, racism, anti-women, anti-gay, anti-refugee,-anti-immigration, pro-poverty, anti-modern ……………..

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