Trump is gone, but his damage will linger for decades

The New Yorker celebrates the last of Trump.
The New Yorker celebrates the last of Trump.

There’s a lot to celebrate this week.

For starters, the country is still here. The United States is still a democratic republic.

There seemed to be some doubt that might continue when an angry mob invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6, only the second time it has been breached in 200 years.

Then, it was the British; this time, our fellow Americans.

These white supremacists, incited by the president, tried to overturn a lawful election.

They were halted. We got lucky.

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I Wrote about Trump. Something Odd Happened.

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I’ve written a few times on my personal site, MarkPerigard.com, about Orange Babyhands.

As you might guess, it hasn’t been particularly flattering.

Not long after the first post, something unusual happened.

All my posts across my site were bombed with spam … hundreds of unwelcome junk, most of it, judging from the use of the Russian email service Mail.Ru, from Russia.

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Fish Rag Threatens the Wrong Billionaire

It’s just another tawdry tale – with a helluva second act.

The National Enquirer, the “newspaper” that did everything in its power to ensure President Man-Baby’s election short of buying votes, ran a hit job on Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

In a whopping 11-page cover story, it exposed his extra-marital affair.

Bezos isn’t the typical cover boy for the National Enquirer.He’s not a Hollywood superstar. He’s not a national Democratic politician like Hillary Clinton to be mocked. Most Enquirer readers, even if they use Amazon to order their Doritos and flip-flops, probably don’t know who he is.

He is, however, also the owner of the Washington Post, a newspaper known for fact-checking Man-Baby’s daily lies. Man-Baby hates the Washington Post with a fury that makes him ball up his wee orange fists and curse the sky at least twice a day.

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When the Press Really is the Enemy of the American People

It’s a familiar taunt from President Man-Baby.

The press is the No. 1 Enemy of the American people.

But it has been effective.

As he boasted to Lesley Stahl at one point, he says it so that when the press does report something negatively about him, the public is less inclined to trust the facts.

And the invective has led to a rising tide of rage against those in the media.

In the two years since Man-Baby took office, the number of threats against U.S. journalists has risen dramatically.

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Vote as if Your Life Depends on It. Spoiler: It Does.

Every week under President Man-Baby seems like a decade.

Last week, someone tried to assassinate two former presidents and a secretary of state, among others.

That distressing news was crowded out by the massacre at a Jewish synagogue, the single greatest attack on Jews on American soil.

That horrific story, in turn, is being pushed aside by Man-Baby’s assertion that he can override the 14th Amendment to the Constitution with an executive order, to overturn the right of citizenship to babies born here to non-citizens.

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