Is he real?

The political articles I’ve been reading since the Democrat presidential primaries of 2008 have been online publications sponsored by major media institutions, but with recent reporting of the Trump impeachment fiasco I’ve just realized that major US political figures have been replaced by media’s characterizations of them. Most journalistic reports, especially since Mr. Trump entered the Republican presidential primaries, have characterized him as an unstable lying megalomaniac, an image difficult to deny even with the knowledge that reality is not as one sided as journalists have made readers think it is: in fact Mr. Trump was recently permitted to infect his demonic media image with a bit of reality when he was videoed, just before his helicopter took off, saying that before he got into politics his media persona was very good and that if it hadn’t been so good he might not have got the popularity that led to the presidency.

But I’ve also become aware of a less prominent, smaller group of  personalities, most sponsored by Fox news, who see President Trump as a great president enduring the negative characterizations of the “left” while doing extraordinary work for America in trade, manufacturing, foreign policy, immigration and appointing judges.

Again reality is neither bad nor good though one group of story tellers insist that Mr. Trump represents a manifestation of Mephistophelean evil in every thing he says or does, while his supporters celebrate those same acts as manifestations of his Arthurian greatness.

Christie Pits Riots

In the past 15 years or so; some time after I learned of the Christie Pits riots, not far from Grace and Dundas, my father’s old neighbourhood; I’ve been seeing a file photo and article about those riots pop up in my Peter De Remigis Face Book searches. Lately every time I bring up Face Book that riots photo has been sitting just above the Peter De Remigis Face Book link as though someone is trying to tell me that I should know about those riots that happened before I was born, and of the bigotry that used to exist in Toronto of the 1930’s.

Master

There’s a big white dog out there in the rain,

Like snow grazing

On the hill hiding tracks out there by the lake.

And wind blows rain on my widow:

And the dog’s a pullin’ a leash

And a lady stumblin’ out there

At her end of the rein.

Just glimpsed a picture of Sanders on a You Tube video with the caption Trump administration doesn’t have a clue. I guess Mr. Sanders has an organization that will have a clue, not like the Clinton, Bush or Obama gangs that also didn’t seem to have a clue. Maybe Mr. Sanders is the real cow hand with a posse smart enough to handle that herd of faceless workers, the real doers. Take a look at the Benghazi Report and read Worthy Fights by Panetta to see what I mean.

The Bomb

The New York Times

“The Choice That’s Coming: An Iran With the Bomb, or Bombing Iran, Philip Gordon and Ariane Tabatabai 7 hrs ago”

North Korea has the bomb.

Media told me that Sunni Iraq was destroyed because it may have had the bomb.

Libya used to have the bomb.

Russia has the bomb.

China has the bomb.

Neighbours Pakistan and India have the bomb.

And USA was the first to have the bomb.

Shouldn’t everyone have the bomb?

The Washington Post

“Trump’s order to kill Soleimani is already starting to backfire”

Druge Report, Jan.6, 2020

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Trump threatens sanctions ‘like they’ve never seen before’…
Doubles down on striking cultural sites…
More rockets hit near embassy in Baghdad…
Arlington National Cemetery on alert after ‘hit list’…
Iran’s Cyber Attack on Billionaire Adelson Provides Lesson…
PELOSI: House to vote on limiting Trump actions…