Truer words were never spoke.

By |2018-09-15T13:24:55-08:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Gryphen's Corner|Tags: , , |9 Comments

I have literally been saying some version of this for the last thirty plus years.

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This blog is dedicated to finding the truth, exposing the lies, and holding our politicians and leaders accountable when they fall far short of the promises that they have made to both my fellow Alaskans and the American people.


  1. puck September 15, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    wonderful. it’s just how i feel!

  2. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    The Disturbing Symmetry Between Trump and Kavanaugh
    The president’s Supreme Court nominee has made it clear that he would rule to protect him from prosecution.

    It might be inherent in our Constitutional design that a Supreme Court nominee would reflect the values of his or her appointing president. But when that nominee is the mirror image of a deeply corrupt president, whose authoritarian impulse to put himself above the law flashes through in 140-character outbursts, it’s not a family resemblance we can afford to ignore.

    Brett Kavanaugh has shown throughout his nomination process that he has a distinct leaning toward holding the president immune from a criminal investigation, even as President Trump seems ever closer to drowning in one. Even more disturbing, however, is a comparison of President Trump’s most erratic and lawless statements with the more erudite and crafted positions of Judge Kavanaugh.

    From a President who repeatedly sought loyalty pledges from other government officials—telling former FBI Director James Comey, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty”—we got a Supreme Court nominee whose first words on the public stage were reminiscent of the early Trump Cabinet meetings, where each member was required to lavish absurd praise on Trump, their Dear Leader, at the outset.

    “I’ve witnessed firsthand your appreciation for the vital role of the American judiciary,” Kavanaugh told Trump, who has literally accused every judge who ruled against him of either being corrupt or racially inferior. “No President has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination,” he added, without the slightest bit of ironic recognition that the president chose him from a list circumscribed by powerful special interests.

    Regarding the investigation that has engulfed his presidency, Trump has made clear that he finds the special counsel a tremendous distraction. “The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt,” Trump has said. Similarly, Trump’s lawyers have requested that lawsuits brought by his sexual harassment victims be halted because they “could distract a president from his public duties, to the detriment of not only the president and his office but also the nation.” Here again, Kavanaugh has provided the mirror image: “I believe that the president should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office.” He went on, “Even the lesser burdens of a criminal investigation—including preparing for questioning by criminal investigators—are time-consuming and distracting … We should not burden a sitting president with civil suits, criminal investigations or criminal prosecutions.”

  3. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    It is going so well in Venezuela.

  4. Anonymous September 15, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    How is it working out in Chicago too?

  5. M.Barker September 16, 2018 at 5:09 am

    I’m proud to call myself a liberal just to ensure no one believes I’m a conservative. I’d be very embarrassed and insulted if someone thought I was a conservative. I hate to generalize, but conservatives in general impress me as being the most uninformed, gullible, uneducated, and seem to believe only they know the truth and the answers to cure the worlds problems. I believe most of that can be contributed to Fox News who constantly tells their viewers only they tell their viewers the truth, and their viewers are the most informed when compared of viewers of other networks. Of course, countless studies have shown just the opposite, and in one study they found that Fox Viewers are less informed than those who don’t watch news at all.

  6. Anon September 16, 2018 at 7:51 am

    “When Harry Truman railed against the Do-Nothing Congress of 1948, he wasn’t fighting like a Republican, he was fighting like a Democrat!

    When someone yelled “give ‘em Hell, Harry!” Truman said “…no! I’ll give ‘em the Truth…and they’ll THINK it’s Hell…”

    Kavanaugh is accused of attempted rape in High School.

    “…The decades-old sexual misconduct charge detonated at the most critical juncture of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle — sending Republicans into damage control mode and leaving Democrats unsure how or whether to capitalize…”
    “…Democrats unsure how or whether to capitalize…”

    Democrats need to be demanding a hearing.

    • $BM September 16, 2018 at 8:15 am

      #meToo>”In adhering to this promise of confidentiality, Feinstein’s office did not share the letter with other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and did not question Kavanaugh about the event during his hearings. It was only this week that other Democrats got wind of the letter and began to demand that its contents be shared with them.
      On Wednesday, the Intercept was the first to report on the controversy, and on Friday morning, Ronan Farrow
      { A series of stories he wrote exposing the sexual predation of the movie producer Harvey Weinstein won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018. }
      and Jane Mayer at the New Yorker reported the specifics of the allegations contained in the letter:

      “It is critical in matters of sexual misconduct to protect the identity of the victim when they wish to remain anonymous, and the senator did so in this case.”
      “What we can gather from this chain of events is that at some point this summer, the woman changed her mind—as the New Yorker put it, “after the interactions with Eshoo’s and Feinstein’s offices, the woman decided not to speak about the matter publicly.” We can litigate until the end of time whether Senate Democrats should have been given the letter sooner and who was in the best position to evaluate the weight of her claims.
      The better question is why a woman making claims about a sexual attack would change her mind about levying them.”
      “I would have told her that neither politics nor journalism are institutions that can evaluate and adjudicate facts about systems in which powerful men use their power to harm women.”
      “I would have also told her that powerful men have about a three-month rehabilitation period through which they must live, after which they can be swept up once again in the slipstream of their own fame and success. The women of #MeToo, though, are never quite welcome in the slipstream again.” “The system keeps asking why women in trauma didn’t come forward earlier or later or publicly or privately or anonymously or with evidence or without evidence. The system is why women don’t talk, and even when they do, why things don’t change.”

    • Anonymous September 17, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      Both Kavanaugh and Ford will be testifying before Congress.

      But if you heard Bitch McConnell’s latest, it won’t do any good. This is a done deal they are going to ram through asap.

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