Of all the wars fought by this great nation, not many were actually waged for a goal any loftier than increasing the wealth of the few. The soldiers who bravely faced death, however coerced or manipulated they may have been by the false slogans of warmongers and laws that demanded their service, deserve to be remembered. Their’s was not to reason why, they were sent to do or die. Whatever else we can say about our wars, whatever bad things our troops may have sometimes done (remember: some soldiers in every war wind up doing atrocious things), facing imminent death as they did is a heroic act we wouldn’t wish on our loved ones, unless there was absolutely no other choice.
On this day when America shops for great deals on mattresses and cars, let us also remember that the loudest voices calling for war are always the voices of privileged Chicken Hawks, men and women who have higher priorities, for themselves, than personally serving in the deadly wars they agitate for and full-throatedly support . The aptly named Dick Cheney, advocate of America’s unequivocal right to torture suspected enemies and to American rule by force, famously sneered that, as for his studious avoidance of military service during the Vietnam war, he had “other priorities”. Indeed.
President Trump can be justly remembered as President Fake Bone Spurs, as we now know that the false diagnoses of disabling military service-exempting bone spurs, the basis for his numerous deferments during the Vietnam war, were bought and paid for by his wealthy, unscrupulous father.
George Dubya Bush, the wartime commander-in-chief whose historically low job approval numbers soared when he remade himself as a warrior president, was a draft dodging, heavy drinking coke fiend who went AWOL from the elite National Guard unit his father got him a spot on. The records of his shameful avoidance of service — even the silver spoon service his rich and powerful father arranged for him– were all purged, all evidence destroyed or altered. A forged version of his military record appeared, was vetted for truthfulness and aired on CBS, and Dan Rather’s traitorous head was cut off — end of story. Sunlight may be the best disinfectant , but it is best to keep shameful shit classified and top secret if you want to protect your reputation as a man or woman of honor!
Which brings us back to untruthful, shame-hiding, boastful, deceitful, massively tormented (and uncontrollably lying) honor-anemic President Fake Bone Spurs. He is appealing two federal court rulings that went against him this week. One of these appeals will hold off enforcement of a court order forcing Deutsche Bank to reveal the details of its complicated, actually incomprehensible, arrangements with Trump, which included loaning him $40,000,000 to repay a loan to Deutsche Bank itself that a court ordered him to pay after his long lawsuit against the bank trying to get out of repaying any of the tens of millions he borrowed. The other ruling orders Trump’s accounting firm to release hidden financial documents that Congress has subpoenaed. Trump, as everyone knows, believes in fighting, everything, constantly.
Trump’s lawyers have a strong argument: Unfair!!! We appeal, Do-Over! Nothing to fucking see here! Unfair, vindictive Obama judges! The public has no right to see shit, you fucking losers!!! Make us! The law gives us a Do-Over!! Perfectly legal, assholes!!!!!
Remember, wealthy criminals often use the machinery of our legal system to avoid prosecution. The “most transparent president in history”, our “extremely stable genius”, has always used litigation as a weapon, to attack his many enemies (often, coincidentally, his defrauded creditors) and to protect himself from the application of the law to him while attacking others as the real criminals. He has been involved in literally thousands of lawsuits over the course of his deadbeat career, ever since he learned the despicable tactic at evil Roy Cohn’s disgusting tit.
Remember, whatever our flaws (and some are glaring), America is a nation of laws, with a Constitution revered by Conservatives and Liberals alike. The Constitution protects our freedoms, even if we must often wrest those protections from its plain meaning. Court-enforced constitutional protections are the citizens’ last bulwark against an unscrupulous autocrat openly enslaving us all to his will.
It is no surprise when, on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, the truth-challenged, nothing-to-hide president lets his sweaty ass tweet something like this:
He does know exactly why Radical Left Democrats want Bob Mueller to testify. Mueller, in the redacted summary of his report that Barr, after spinning a transparently false narrative about it (to Mueller’s memorialized horror) and waiting weeks to release it, explicitly did not exonerate the president for a seamless pattern of obstruction of justice. Bone Spur’s obstruction that has only increased since the redacted report was released over a month ago. He has vowed to muscularly fight each and every subpoena, and his 39% dearly love his defiance of law and norms.
He doesn’t know why Americans want to hear from Mueller? We want to hear Mueller straighten this shit out for America. Mueller was concerned, as he wrote to Barr the day after Barr started lying about the report, that Barr was sewing confusion about the findings of his investigation. Mueller should have a chance to answer questions about the case that, but for the perpetrator being a sitting president, would have been brought against the impressively unscrupulous CEO of what he thinks is his family business. Trump’s presidency rests on an Office of Legal Counsel opinion that a sitting president can’t be indicted and the spineless block of immovable sycophants in his Republican controlled Senate.
The tab for the witch hunt hoax, the origins of which Bone Spurs’ toady is now aggressively investigating, has gone up $10,000,000 since Trump’s sweaty ass last tweeted a price tag. Facts only get more persuasive when you pump them UP!
Also, Bone Spurs, (bonehead) you don’t obstruct a crime — you obstruct the investigation and/or prosecution of a crime. As you did, countless times during Mueller’s investigation and as you continue to do now, doing the only thing you know how to do: doubling down. You finally have this handsome lawyerly devil as the Roy Cohn you’ve long been looking for :
Remember: there is actual truth, facts which can be found confirmed in documents, financial statements, court filings, plea agreements, contracts, sales records, reports made for the Department of Justice. These true facts tell the real story. The only person who wants truth hidden is the person who will be hurt by the truth. NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!! GO BUY A FUCKING MATTRESS, AMERICA!!! AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR FUCKING SERVICE!!!
 Take rabid Chicken Hawk John Bolton (mustache) for example, his war policy first, then his record of distinguished military service (both from Wikipedia, here) :
Bolton is a foreign policy hawk and is an advocate for regime change in Iran, Syria, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba, Yemen and North Korea. He has also repeatedly called for the termination of the Iran nuclear deal. He was an architect of the Iraq War and continues to support the decision to invade Iraq. He has continuously supported military action and regime change in Syria, Libya, and Iran. A Republican, his political views have been described as American nationalist,conservative, and “neoconservative“. Bolton rejects the last term and uses the term “pro-American” instead.
Bolton was a supporter of the Vietnam War, but purposely avoided military service in Vietnam. During the 1969 Vietnam War draft lottery, Bolton drew number 185. (Draft numbers were assigned by birth date.) As a result of the Johnson and Nixon administrations’ decisions to rely largely on the draft rather than on the reserve forces, joining a Guard or Reserve unit became a way to avoid service in the Vietnam War, although 42 Army Reserve units were called up with 35 of them deployed to Vietnam shortly after the Tet offensive in 1968–69. Before graduating from Yale in 1970, Bolton enlisted in the Maryland Army National Guard rather than wait to find out if his draft number would be called. (The highest number called to military service was 195.) He saw active duty for 18 weeks of training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, from July to November 1970. After serving in the National Guard for four years, he served in the United States Army Reserve until the end of his enlistment two years later.
He wrote in his Yale 25th reunion book: “I confess I had no desire to die in a Southeast Asian rice paddy. I considered the war in Vietnam already lost.” In a 2007 interview, Bolton explained his comment in the reunion book saying his decision to avoid service in Vietnam was because “by the time I was about to graduate in 1970, it was clear to me that opponents of the Vietnam War had made it certain we could not prevail, and that I had no great interest in going there to have Teddy Kennedy give it back to the people I might die to take it away from.”
As for bellicose, convicted perjurer and organizer/funder of paramilitary groups engaged in war crimes, Elliott Abrams, the internet is silent about whether the piece of shit ever served in the military. My guess would be no. Read this for all you need to know about Abrams, the man Trump appointed to bring “democracy” to Venezuela.
 “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” Justice Louis Brandeis
 Readers should note that Trump’s first Roy Cohn, Roy Cohn, was disbarred and indicted for a long series of ethical violations and crimes as the lifelong homophobe (a promiscuous closeted homosexual himself) was dying of AIDS that he insisted, until his last breath, was good old heterosexual cancer. Trump famously abandoned his surrogate father, his first Roy Cohn, during the evil man’s final, desperate days.
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