Rogues, vagabonds, frauds and scoundrels is how satirist H.L. Mencken often described politicians. He stated further – “the saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful.”
‘It takes one to know one’ is the adage. In this case, it couldn’t be more true.
Trump has had more than his share of “disgraceful successes”. We are not the biggest fans here at the Asylum. But mentally incompetent? Maybe – and quite like the nut jobs who seek to remove him, allowing VP Mike Pence to immediately take over the job.
From the dailymail.co.uk
A Democratic congressman has proposed convening a special committee of psychiatrists and other doctors whose job would be to determine if President Donald Trump is fit to serve in the Oval Office.
Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who also teaches constitutional law at American University, has predictably failed to attract any Republicans to his banner.
A lot of the success, direction, glad tidings and days of wine and roses ordinary folks experience are, unfortunately, controlled by other individuals. Bosses, relatives, friends, family members, psychotics – all have a hand in our personal search for some type of nirvana, or what most of us seek – just a few rooms under a roof where we can be left alone in peace.
Men/women in expensive suits and doctors in white coats, doesn’t equate to genius, above average intelligence or even a minimal amount of common sense. If these pillars of thought and leadership, knife carving abilities and prescription writing scratches were mensa’s in their chosen professions, we, as a civilization would have reached nirvana long ago. Alas, we’re still suffering under the same butchery of freedom and malpractice that has plagued the common individual since this whole thing began.
Trillions spent by this country on wars since 2001, life expectancy that has dropped for the first time since 1993, a system of laws that incarcerates non-violent people with America’s failed war on drugs – the list of failures of those we’ve entrusted our welfare to is astounding. And the incompetent’s will never rest.
So, when some “guy”, dressed in an expensive suit comes up with the cute and clever idea to get a group of nut jobs together, to determine if the nut job currently holding the job of POTUS should be removed, so that another nut job can be put in his place – it’s a heap of guano.
And when the veil of lunacy is lifted from these demons’ shenanigans, what do they do? They send along happy death threat greetings to those who seek to tell the truth.
What Planet Earth, and the creatures thereon, need more than anything is leaders in the West who are intelligent, who have a moral conscience, who respect truth, and who are are capable of understanding the limits to their power.
But the Western World has no such people.
Aside from Henry, our resident canine extraordinaire here at the Asylum and vodka over kombucha with lots of ice, we must take refuge in good music. We provide one of our favorites in hopes that that you too might find that weekend groove.
Samba De Uma Nota So – Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd
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