This is not a game

20 thoughts on “This is not a game”

  1. Mueller said this morning “No one can be above the law or below the law”
    Cuba’s out of medicine, Venezuela’s blaming some electromagnetic attack to their blackouts. Puerto Rico (finally) has had enough corruption and are in the streets (Everyone knows where all the hurricane money went… ) Mexico is already well passed the murder rate for the entire last year even with total gun control.
    The Kingston Trio never sounded more true (

    This is a country of laws – all must follow the laws if society – civilization – will work (including border chargers…a big swearing in of new citizens here today – a big deal. Lovely people – some who waited for years and filled out all the forms as requested and required by law) Welcome. Get ready to work towards a more perfect union.) Unlike other places, we have process and laws which provide an orderly change of government without descending into chaos…we get annoyed and distraught while the process works, but it works better than other places.

    1. I didn’t get to watch Mueller’s testimony and certainly would have preferred seeing it myself rather than hearing the interpretations of others. I do believe absolutely that we are a nation of laws; that no one, not even the president, is above the law; and that laws should be enforced unless and until they are changed. That this is no longer the case disturbs me more than I can say.

      Over the years I have often been amazed, and distressed, by the ongoing truth in “Merry Minuet.” It’s as relevant today as it was back in 1959.

      1. (Not watching the whole thing, but caught a bit – and that phrase, a good choice of words. Not watching any of the analysts who are all biased in one direction or the other. I think we’re all sick of the DC circus – Meanwhile China, Russia, Korea and Japan are jousting with planes and warships…)
        Definitely and completely in agreement

      2. Yes, a good phrase. Everyone is entitled to be treated within the law. Immigrants, suspected criminals, etc. are not “below” the law, despite the way they are often treated.

  2. “all sick of the DC circus “… a reasonable sentiment in these times we live in.
    Can’t keep the bread and circuses out of my mind going back to the fall of the Roman Empire.
    We live in interesting times.

  3. It’s sad, frustrating, angering… 🙁
    What a tragedy that a great country could be taken down…not by another country…but by our very own “leadership”. 🙁
    At times, I don’t recognize my country anymore. 🙁

      1. johnthecook…it is a shame and HARD to watch as America is being torn apart and taken down from within. If anyone is interested and has the time, Hillsdale College Online Courses offers Eleven Lessons on How Congress Used to Work…and Why it Doesn’t Today. I do believe it is relevant to the subject matter at hand.

      2. I was there when it used to work. That makes today’s mess especially horrifying. I guess that makes me an old fogey saying “Back in my day … “

  4. Back in the day, some things were different and some the same. Mark Twain and Will Rogers, et. al., made careers criticizing the pols. What’s changed, seems to me, is the mode of communication. Now, with the internet, it’s just too dang easy to opine about everything under the sun. Cut, paste, blast. No need for pen and paper, no need for editing, just let ‘er rip. Journalism’s reputation is hanging in the balance. Personally, I subscribe ($) to the Washington Post, USA Today, and the New Yorker. It’s not much, but at least it’s something.

    1. I was appalled that Trump’s phone wasn’t confiscated as soon as he was elected and replaced with a secure device that, among other things, would not be open to social media. And Facebook, with a “news” feed! What a joke. And a dangerous one at that.

      I don’t subscribe to anything because I read too many different sources, and none of them often enough to justify a subscription. New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, Denver Post … and the list goes on.

      1. I meant to include my local newspaper as well. I view these subscriptions as not only individually enjoyable but financial support of the institution of journalism in general. they are just hanging on. I notice that the New York Times is trying to charge for online content as well but I had to draw the line somewhere. Obviously, this business model is quite limited.

      2. Of all the newspapers I read, I think The Guardian is the only one that doesn’t have a paywall. I sent them a donation once, in appreciation of that fact. But as for subscribing, I just can’t decide which one or ones I’d be most willing to pay for.

... and that's my two cents