HRC vs ttaf: You Are On The Wrong Side, “christian”

“Just in case you weren’t keeping track [and to put this into perspective]. . .

  • Hillary Clinton Benghazi Investigation:
    • 4 years
    • 0 indictments
    • 0 convictions
  • Hillary Clinton Email Investigation:
    • 2 years
    • 0 indictments
    • 0 convictions
  • Trump-Russia Investigation:
    • 15 months
    • 34 Indictments/Charges (Individuals) (and counting)
    • 3 Indictments/Charges (Companies)
    • 6 GUILTY pleas (and counting)
    • 4 CONVICTIONS (and counting)
    • Indicted: Roger Stone
    • Indicted: Paul Manafort
    • Indicted: Rick Gates
    • Indicted: George Papadopoulos
    • Indicted: Michael Flynn
    • Indicted: Michael Cohen
    • Indicted: Richard Pinedo
    • Indicted: Alex van der Zwaan
    • Indicted: Konstantin Kilimnik
    • Indicted: 12 Russian GRU officers
    • Indicted: Yevgeny Prigozhin
    • Indicted: Mikhail Burchik
    • Indicted: Aleksandra Krylova
    • Indicted: Anna Bogacheva
    • Indicted: Sergey Polozov
    • Indicted: Maria Bovda
    • Indicted: Dzheykhun Aslanov
    • Indicted: Vadim Podkopaev
    • Indicted: Irina Kaverzina
    • Indicted: Gleb Vasilchenko
    • Indicted: Internet Research Agency
    • Indicted: Concord Management
      • Guilty Plea: Michael Flynn
      • Guilty Plea: Michael Cohen
      • Guilty Plea: George Papadopolous
      • Guilty Plea: Richard Pinedo
      • Guilty Plea: Alex van der Zwaan
      • Guilty Plea: Rick Gates
        • Over 191 Criminal Charges (and counting):
        • Conspiracy against the USA (2 counts)
        • Conspiracy to launder money (2 counts)
        • Bank fraud (8 counts)
        • Bank fraud conspiracy (10 counts)
        • Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)
        • Making false statements (6 counts)
        • Failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts (14 counts)
        • Unregistered agent of a foreign principal (2 counts)
        • False FARA statements (2 counts)
        • Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)
        • Assisting in preparation of false tax documents (5 counts)
        • Conspiracy to defraud the United States (13 counts)
        • Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud (2 counts)
        • Aggravated identity theft (24 counts)”

The Wreck Of The New Charissa

I’ve been fingering the tears
again, the rents and runs and ruins,
where earth convulsed and absence ruled,
raw abandonment carved away
all solid ground for good and gone.

I have no earthly idea why
the silence swung its hammer blow
and shattered what I thought solid
showing me that it was shells
surrounding nothing but a hollow
lurk that waited mocking there
and empty.

Three months (a trimester) time,
and edges that were razor sharp,
that sliced my gentle fingertips
(the same ones that speak spirit braille
and dole healing for blackest ail…)
to bloody shreds and ribbons red
has birthed…just rain, the steady drizzle

constant, velvet soft it falls
eroding bleak bewildered grief
answering frantic questions asked
(but never spoken) just rainfall
that whispers just because…

Smoothing cliffside, washing clean
rinsing scouring the mean
and low and petty dissipated,
rivulets until my fingers
felt, felt, just moss, fresh grass

and fog mingled in sassafras
and orchids peeking from the ruin
The fearsome Wreck of the New Charissa
(on a reef she never saw
and doesn’t understand) has even
still again become redeemed
in absence. In abandonment.

Once again,
the Majesty of Absence
is Present
and Beauty
walks again

(photo by Kabrena Rodda January 26th 2019)

You Can’t Get There From Here

This is why ttaf is so popular with his sycophantic followers:  they are exactly the same way!  They believe what they believe because they believe it.

Evidence is literally irrelevant…because believing what they believe is tantamount to maintaining obedience and obeisance to God.  It is a deadly poison toxic circle of idolatry cum fear cum relief and full circle back to idolatry.

Ultimately, it is not ttaf they are all about.  It is themselves, in all their pathetic and irrelevant lives…ttaf plays out their life on the grand scale and they figure that even extreme damage done to all things around them is better than sinking beneath the waves of anonymity not making one relevant contribution about anything ever.

This is worth the read, and the links are worth following.

ttaf supporter, your patheticness is surpassed only by my contempt for your intentional willful ignorance.

“…He believes the bit about the smugglers and the duct tape because he believes it, and because he believes it now he will never stop believing it.

“In the last days of the shutdown, Trump and members of his cabinet explained, with the blithe confidence God gives only to people who have never considered the possibility that they might be wrong, that furloughed government employees could simply “work something out” with their local grocers and debt-collection agencies.

“When he says something confusing or stupid or glaringly wrong—something that can’t be explained by any existing set of facts or system of beliefs, something that even the embalmed-looking juche vendors on his favorite television channels haven’t dared put up for sale—it’s because he believes it…”

Source: You Can’t Get There From Here

Pelosi Statement on Special Counsel Indictment and Arrest of Trump Campaign Advisor Roger Stone – Speaker Nancy Pelosi


“The indictment of Roger Stone makes clear that there was a deliberate, coordinated attempt by top Trump campaign officials to influence the 2016 election and subvert the will of the American people.  It is staggering that the President has chosen to surround himself with people who violated the integrity of our democracy and lied to the FBI and Congress about it.

“In the face of 37 indictments, the President’s continued actions to undermine the Special Counsel investigation raise the questions: what does Putin have on the President, politically, personally or financially? Why has the Trump Administration continued to discuss pulling the U.S. out of NATO, which would be a massive victory for Putin?

“Lying to Congress and witness tampering constitute grave crimes.  All who commit these illegal acts should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.  We cannot allow any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from appearing before Congress.

“The Special Counsel investigation is working, and the House will continue to exercise our constitutional oversight responsibility and ensure that the Special Counsel investigation can continue free from interference from the White House.”

Source: Pelosi Statement on Special Counsel Indictment and Arrest of Trump Campaign Advisor Roger Stone – Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Lost In The Hidden

I am all crazy foothills
tumbling and topsy
milling round the mountain
that juts up so sudden

in bittersweet russet
and chromium slate
and silver so still
and so dancingly daring

to reach above treeline
and shout to lost rivers
I am little to love and yet
do have a draw

that compels a return
to be squeezed in the chaos
and lost in the hidden
the hidden, the hidden, get

lost in the hidden.

Students in ‘MAGA’ hats mock Native American after rally

Somehow, I learned that this is wrong and evil, this is bullying and hateful.  You can rejoice that you managed to raise a child that learned this lesson…

and you can also rest assured that your child grieves literally every single day that you support ttaf and are blind to the heinous effect this evil monster has had on the spiritual climate of our nation…and you do it in the name of God, twisting things around, skewing them…because your skin color and economic status provide you with the position to do it.

It is one of the truly great wounds in my life that you are deceived by this thing and all of its shills, and that you have allowed your most holy faith to be dragged into the shit in the name of ttaf…you have placed your politic in the highest place and moved your faith aside.

The Apostle James would tell you to weep and howl.

In the meantime, if your children were here…doing this…would you be proud?  I know for a fact that one you loved would not be proud… and that way back then neither would you.

The sad thing is, now I think you would be proud.

And what of it when these young misguided terrors gathers together in a group and begins to go to town on me, others like me?

Evil never ever stops on its own.  It must be resisted!!!  And this thing will not be exorcised until those like you begin to resist…before it is too late and your join your forebears the Nazi sympathizers of the 30s-40s.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters, including a group from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills.

Source: Students in ‘MAGA’ hats mock Native American after rally

What if the Obstruction Was the Collusion? On the New York Times’s Latest Bombshell – Lawfare

“…A lot of the criticism seems to be driven by the notion that the FBI’s investigation was, and is, an effort to undermine or discredit President Trump. That assumption is wrong.

“The FBI’s investigation must be viewed in the context of the bureau’s decades-long effort to detect, disrupt and defeat the intelligence activities of the governments of the Soviet Union and later the Russian Federation that are contrary to the fundamental and long-term interests of the United States.

“The FBI’s counterintelligence investigation regarding the 2016 campaign fundamentally was not about Donald Trump but was about Russia. Full stop. It was always about Russia. It was about what Russia was, and is, doing and planning.

“Of course, if that investigation revealed that anyone—Russian or American—committed crimes in connection with Russian intelligence activities or unlawfully interfered with the investigation, the FBI has an obligation under the law to investigate such crimes and to seek to bring those responsible to justice.

“The FBI’s enduring counterintelligence mission is the reason the Russia investigation will, and should, continue—no matter who is fired, pardoned or impeached (emphasis added)…”

Source: What if the Obstruction Was the Collusion? On the New York Times’s Latest Bombshell – Lawfare

john pavlovitz -Selling the Souls of American Evangelicals

As do you, ttaf supporter…though ye be old, ye waste the time of your life when you are MOST free to live by the true core of your faith, suffering no loss…yet ye value your gruel as if it is the very Lamb’s Wedding Feast.

Woe to you.

“…They can’t see from the inside, what is so apparent from a distance.

“Moment by moment, choice by choice, they begin to drift from their calling, and no one close to them ever tells them while they’re still humble and amenable enough to listen. The power they accrue begins to gradually silence dissent or to remove it from view altogether.

“These men end up spending their entire lives breathing solely in the intoxicating air of sycophant’s praises; never protected from their own hubris, never cautioned against their recklessness, never alerted to the ways they’ve lost the plot or begun leasing off large sections of their credibility for temporary rewards.

“Surrounded on all sides by genuflecting yes-men and women lacking the intestinal fortitude to push back against the toxic sludge pouring from their lips, they begin to feel more and more comfortable and even emboldened in it.

“As they do, the teachings and the words of Jesus become less and less useful, because those things begin to testify loudly against them, they start to clearly voice their opposition—and so they begin to silence them too.

“They learn instead, to bask in the applause of the salivating multitude, who gladly amen their every bitter word, no matter how reckless or incendiary—when they should be teaching them how to love more expansively.

“As the hateful choir cheers their ramblings, they grow more and more delusional, more and more comfortable bowing before the golden idols of their ego and ambition. With each day they slide further down the slope…”

Source: john pavlovitz – Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Opinion | Why Trump Reigns as King Cyrus – The New York Times

ttaf supporter: it is not true that God will be displeased with you if you oppose ttaf on the basis of Jesus’s words.  You live in the New Covenant, and not the old.  The old is completely fulfilled…and thus the idea that some Cyrus “king” is what God wants is utter bullshit.

What God wants is what God has always wanted…and what is that?  If you have to ask, what kind of Christian do you really think you are?

Ask James…he will tell you.

“I have attended dozens of Christian nationalist conferences and events over the past two years. And while I have heard plenty of comments casting doubt on the more questionable aspects of Mr. Trump’s character, the gist of the proceedings almost always comes down to the belief that he is a miracle sent straight from heaven to bring the nation back to the Lord.

I have also learned that resistance to Mr. Trump is tantamount to resistance to God.This isn’t the religious right we thought we knew. The Christian nationalist movement today is authoritarian, paranoid and patriarchal at its core. They aren’t fighting a culture war. They’re making a direct attack on democracy itself.

They want it all. And in Mr. Trump, they have found a man who does not merely serve their cause, but also satisfies their craving for a certain kind of political leadership.”