🌎 Make It Stop 🌎 Open Thread



The emails, the tweets, the thug infested rallies, the empty rhetoric from Hillary in a voice that makes nails on a blackboard seem like music. The ignorance of Trump and his incomprehensible rants cheered by his adoring “fans”. Please make it stop!

The excuses, dear Lord the idiotic excuses –  followed by the faux righteous outrage from the other side. Please make it stop!

Politics is always less than a delight to the senses. Even those we can “like” or support leave something to be desired. That’s because they’re politicians. And as Napoleon told us; “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”  Our own eyes and ears tell us that constantly. The pathetic part of the whole thing is that there are so many people who are taken in by these idiotic fools. They go to rallys and they cheer like teenagers at a rock concert.

Just make it …


Can you, for example, imagine anyone stupid enough to vote for Hank Johnson of Georgia? Rep. Johnson of the “Guam tipping over” idiocy? It’s bad enough that he’s a fool but he convinces a lot of fools to vote for him. He’s been representing the 4th district since assuming office on January 3rd, 2007. Which means he’s been re-elected. Given that he was preceded by nut-job Cynthia McKinney you pretty much know all you need to know about the voters in his district. Thereby proving that the mass idiocy of the American voter isn’t new to this election cycle. It’s spread.

As the great Sci-Fi author Isaac Asimov reminds us;

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

Doctor Asimov graduated from high school at 15 to enter Columbia University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1939 and went on to get his M.A. and Ph.D. from the same institution. Therefore I respect his right to know the difference between ignorance and knowledge. I usually know it too but credentials aren’t nearly as good as his.

Considering the ignorance most voters exhibit it’s no wonder we get the fools to represent us. Fools, mountebanks and crooks. Everyone of them voted into office by the voters. Ain’t democracy great?

“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

As this horrible election is finally winding down you wonder  how we could have gotten to this point. To an election where whoever wins, the country loses. An election where two groups of voters, aka cult members don’t care that their candidate is crazy, dishonest, incompetent or corrupt. Because the world will end if you vote for the wrong one.

There are some reasons, reasons not excuses, that explain the ignorance of many people. Our education system is meant to indoctrinate not to educate. Thus many of our High School graduates are incapable of filling out a job application. How could they possibly make a good choice about voting?

Media indoctrinates because those that control media and most of the “news” people on the air waves are liberals. They care more about their agenda than informing the public. Why do your job? That bit of integrity seems to have been thrown out with decency and principles.

How about a first lady who heads for the fainting couch at the words of the uncouth buffoon running on the Republican ticket?


If this first lady is a role model for girls and young women then we can look forward to more feminine ignorance and hypocrisy, as if there wasn’t enough of that.

The ongoing saga of the Hillary campaign is incredible. The insertion of the FBI into the election just days before the public goes to vote is strange to say the least. The campaign itself now has the added taint of Anthony Weiner. Her corruption evidently wasn’t enough – they needed to add his perversion.


Saddest part of all this is that it won’t matter to many people. Many will simply vote for her because she’s a Democrat and they always vote for Democrats. They can’t ignore the sacred “D”.

They will vote for her they in spite of knowing she belongs in jail not in the highest office in our country. How do you make such a lack of common sense and decency stop?

Some will vote for her because bad as she is they fear a Donald Trump in the White House. That I can understand. At least it’s a rational reason.

What can I say about Trump and the Trumpanzees that I haven’t already said? I find it incomprehensible that any thinking human being could support this vile buffoon. I have done some serious rethinking about people I know, and once liked and/or respected who follow him.

I’m not talking about those who have decided, reluctantly, thoughtfully, that they will vote for him because they think Hillary will be so horrible as POTUS. They think there might be some small chance he will be marginally better.

No, I’m talking about those that have supported him from the beginning, those that swallow his incomprehensible rants and cheer him on. Those that ignore every lie, every twist, every bit of evidence that he isn’t fit to elected dog-catcher. Those people I have purged from my life. Forever!

So here we are – a week before an election when one of two vile, unfit, disgusting people will be sworn in as the leader of this nation. I can only SMH and wonder where we all went so very wrong.

I believe that it starts with those who’s job it is to be the truth between the public and the politicians. A  public too lazy to learn and swallows all the swill the media serves up.

Murrow was right:

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ~ Edward R. Murrow

26 Responses to “🌎 Make It Stop 🌎 Open Thread”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Obama criticizes Trump for disrespecting the Constitution

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA – he did intend that to be a joke, didn’t he?

      David Harsanyi has an article in today’s Federalist that, “This Is The Least Important Election In Our Lifetimes” (http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/02/this-is-the-least-important-election-in-our-lifetimes), with the point being that one bad presidency shouldn’t wreck the country and if it does, we have bigger problems.

      I appreciate his point, but we have seen what has happened with Obama over 2 terms. So having another bad president after a terrible one is not going to be good for the country no matter what.

      Excellent post, Marge!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Glad you like it.

        I usually agree with David Harsanyi and usually love his articles. Even when I disagree, usually only slightly with him, he makes me think and that’s always a good thing.

        I think this is not the world ending election both sides are claiming it is.

        The problem I see is that year by the year the electorate is becoming less informed and more tribal not to even mention those that become cult members for some damn politician or public figure.

        I think we are losing this country not because of venal politicians and corrupt government but because of a people that is the antithesis of the people we once were. The stand on your own two feet and take care of yourself kind of people that makes for a strong country. I see less of that all the time.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Absolutely – and the closing portion, abt journalists and hacks, is sadly all too true…

          I like David Harsanyi a lot, too, and always appreciate his insights, too. And yes, one election is not the be-all end-all of the nation, but yeah, it is all the things you mentioned. And sadly, THOSE kinds of things will continue unless and until people put a stop to it.

          I just don’t get politicians as cult figures. Especially one as flawed as Trump. I mean, really – people claim they support him because he “tells it like it is,” but most of what he “tells” are lies. Somehow that is okay with them. Go figure…

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Here’s The Real Reason Obama Won’t Throw FBI Director James Comey Under The Bus

    If I had to guess, I’d say Obama’s feelings probably match those of Clinton’s supporters. The problem for Obama is that he can’t actually make those feelings public, at least not right now. And the reason for that is the issue of a special prosecutor being appointed to take control of the investigation.

    Neither the White House nor Clinton’s allies have any desire to appoint someone with carte blanche authority to dive into the Clinton case. For over a year, Republicans have called for the appointment of a special prosecutor — similar to the Bush administration’s appointment of Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate potentially criminal leaks of former CIA official Valerie Plame’s identity in 2003 — and for over a year, the Obama administration has steadfastly refused to accede to those demands (in a rather delicious bit of irony, it was Comey himself who appointed Fitzgerald due to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft’s recusal from the case).


  3. kenoshamarge Says:

  4. helenk3 Says:


    good article

  5. helenk3 Says:


    wouldn’t that be loverly

  6. helenk3 Says:


    the few made a difference

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I’m glad they did. I just wish they had done it sooner – much sooner. There is no way that this doesn’t affect the election and that’s just wrong.

      And I don’t think anyone at the FBI comes out of this untainted. Comey and his inability to do his damn job has tainted the FBI for some time to come.

      These people don’t make me proud to be an American. I am always proud to be an American. I just wish America was better served.

  7. helenk3 Says:


    this is why comey made statement

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Holy frikkin’ frijoles! If this report is accurate, it is astounding. And yes, criminal.

      I can sure understand why the FBI got involved given what the NYPD allegedly found, but it still doesn’t justify Comey making a statement abt it. The FBI had not seen what was in there when he wrote the 8 (I think it was) Republican lawmakers. He should have kept it quiet until after they had the warrant and had begun, or re-begun, their investigation. IMO, that is.

      Oh, and Obama weighed in on this issue, saying innuendo is not how we do things: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/303957-obama-on-fbi-we-don-t-operate-on-innuendo

      I hate to say it, but he has a point. Again, my biggest thing is that Comey violated his own department’s regulations. Perhaps had they been more thorough the FIRST time around, they would have gotten this information then. (Still cannot believe they didn’t seize devices Huma had…)

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        So Comey finally came around to doing the “right” thing when the NYPD gave him no choice. And this is why he didn’t do as Lynch told he to do. And this is why Obama is sticking up for Comey.

        No wonder the Dems are in a panic. If all this comes out not even most of the Dems that don’t care about her being corrupt will be able to swallow this much disgusting behavior. Criminal behavior I might add.

  8. helenk3 Says:


    Nov 14th

  9. helenk3 Says:


    feds order law enforcement agencies to ignore drug use, criminal records just hire minorities
    what is wrong with that picture?

    years ago Roosevelt started the march of dimes to eradicate polio
    do you think we could start a parade of pennies to get the backtrack bunch and their minions to leave the country?

  10. piper Says:

    And for more craziness

    GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz Reported To FBI For Using Potential Illegal Private Email Server
    By Jason Easley on Wed, Nov 2nd, 2016 at 1:27 pm
    The man who has promised to lead the investigations of Hillary Clinton if she wins the White House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is under new scrutiny for his potential use of an illegal private email server.

  11. piper Says:

    And the icing on the cake today – BREAKING!! Woman accusing Trump of child rape to hold press conference!!


    More than four months ago a woman using the pseudonym “Jane Doe” sued Donald Trump for a series of sexual assaults that she alleges occurred at parties in New York in 1994. Jane Doe was just thirteen years old at the time. Her operative amended federal court complaint is available here.

    The mainstream media has failed to cover the story, though Lisa Bloom posted an article in June 2016 entitled “Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored” which has received over one million social media “likes.”

    Jane Doe will break her silence today and speak out about her allegations at the following place and time.’

    The Bloom Firm

    20700 Ventura Blvd., Suite 301

    Woodland Hills, CA 91364

    3pm Pacific Time


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Holy. CRAP.

      I remember seeing that headline, and the article is right – the MSM did not cover this.

      What the sam hill is going ON in this country?! Wow. Just wow.

  12. helenk3 Says:

    some interesting videos


  13. piper Says:

    Laughter is the best medicine but do we need the whole world laughing at this ridiculous election campaign with 2 insane criminal losers.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Looks to me as if which ever one wins they may soon be arrested and impeached. Even the gutless GOP will have to go after Hillary.

      The Dems on the other hand might leave the Donald in place just to show the GOP at it’s worst.

      This is the place the idiot voters have brought us to.

  14. helenk3 Says:


    one can only hope this is true

  15. helenk3 Says:


    was that not the most awesome game ever?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      It really was. I fell asleep as they were preparing the field after the rain delay, then woke up after the Cubs had won. Oh, well – at least I got to see them get their trophy.

      At long last, after 108 years, the Curse of the Goat has been lifted!

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