Know Your “Impeachments”!

On January 13th, 2021 – with less than 7 days left in his Presidency – President Donald J. Trump was impeached by the Democrat-controlled U. S. House of Representatives on the sole Article of “INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION” based on a single speech he delivered to the Nation on January 6th, 2021.

A really short, and hardly legal or complete, explanation of “Impeachment”:


Impeach: im·peach /imˈpēCH/ – verb

1. to charge with misconduct (in the USA, to charge a holder of public office)
2. to call into question the integrity or validity of.


Unlike an offense tried in a Court of Law, where charges must be brought with sufficient evidence, the accused is presumed innocent and enjoy the benefit of legal counsel, witnesses swear to tell the Truth under penalty of perjury, evidence is presented to a jury of fair-minded and impartial peers, facts can be challenged, and appeal to a higher court is available if judged guilty, an impeachment only requires:

  1. half or more of the Representatives in the US House to vote for the charges they’ve written, and
  2. 2/3rds of the Senators in the US Senate to vote to convict the person accused of the charges.

Think of an “Impeachment” as a “Complaint”, like a teacher sending you home with a note to your parent(s), or your boss filing a letter with the company’s Human Resources department, saying they didn’t like something you did or said.

That said, Let’s review History: Continue reading

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In his excellent, and some would say prescient, 1948 book “Nineteen Eighty-Four” author George Orwell – himself a Socialist – describes a Socialist State called Oceanania where the population is raised, taught, and protected by a seemingly benevolent but ultimately repressive “Big Brother“. It’s a book which should be required reading by everyone as a cautionary tale of the dangers of societal control taken to the extreme.

Within this future dystopia, one small part of making sure the masses remain law-abiding is a gradual replacement and whittling down of the English language by the “Ministry of Truth” until the ability to even contemplate any action considered criminal, let alone communicate it, becomes impossible. This new language was called “Newspeak”.

Has Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, embraced George Orwell’s Socialist dystopia? Continue reading

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Get Your Vaccine, Maxine.

A close relative of mine is getting their COVID-19 Vaccination today (I believe they said it was the Moderna concoction, so they’ll be another shot in about 28 days if Joe Biden – who has already received his second dose – allows it).

To ease the sting a bit, try singing the song “Vaccine“, Continue reading

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Has Obama Built a Future of “Tomorrows”?

In 2012, at the end of former (P)resident Obama’s first term, having witnessed him divide America by color, wealth, success, and possessions, accuse law enforcement of systemic brutality, apologize to the world for America’s success, deny spying on innocent Americans while doing just that, using US institutions to target political and social groups he didn’t like, and privately work against our Allies while publicly supporting them, I created this graphic: Continue reading

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