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If Trump's Steampunk History of Revolutionary War Airbases Isn't Grounds for Impeachment, What Is?

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/06/if-trumps-steampunk-history-revolutionary-war-airbases-isnt-grounds-impeachment

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A transient ischemic attack ( TIA ) is a stroke that lasts only a few minutes. Big stroke coming.

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Professor Cole’s statement reveals a truth that escapes far too many, and says it all about the premeditated diminution of American education: we don’t need no stinkin’ education! and the right certainly doesn’t want any.

“large numbers of Americans anyway cannot distinguish historical eras from one another because they are increasingly poorly educated as a result of a conspiracy of billionaires’ lobbying clubs such as ALEC that work to convince state legislatures to slash funds for public education. There is a reason that Trump once crowed that high school dropouts were among his major electoral constituencies: “I love the poorly educated.””

An actually true (and rare) statement, of self-evaluation from the “brilliant genius”.

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FORGET IMPEACHMENT! Trump’s plethora of nefarious lies and criminal, deeds are beyond Impeachment and Trump could very well be indicted for many crimes after he is removed from office. Why then are the Democrats reticent to invoke the 25th Amendment? That is all they need to do, but alas, they are afraid and cowardly and prefer to tap dance around with excuses.

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Pelosi and Schumer are incompetent and complicit. Accessories after the fact

They aren’t going to do squat

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Pelosi and Schumer have created a vacuum that Trump has been invited to fill. They are fully complicit.

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Cole is wrong about education, attributing its poor quality to fund slashing billionaires and the privatization movement. Those things are occurring and yes, they cause harm to public education. Where Cole is wront: he assumes are schools would be amazing otherwise. But for decades our public schools have turned out too many students who are incurious, ignorant of the world, and incapable of critical analysis. The geniuses we do have and who escape with their wits do so because of raw talent, not because they were inspired K-12. My hat is always off, however, to that minority of teachers within each school who create magic everyday. Alas, they are woefully outnumbered by mediocre colleagues. There are many reasons for that, and all are addressable. But no one wants to talk about that; it’s better to pretend the schools always were exciting places, and would continue to be so if only there weren’t bad people trying to wreck them–which they are trying to do.

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It seems to be the 3rd Way’s job.
Remember when Obama had both houses and STILL claimed that he couldn’t get anything done because he just HAD to have Republicans on board
Same thing.

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True, and the author contradicts himself when he writes, “The American business classes would prop up a store window mannequin . . . The rest of us, however, surely have an interest in having a sane leader.”

Trump wouldn’t have had a chance in the election if it weren’t for the armies of proud, bigoted, belligerent morons, whose political outlook apparently evolved little since the hey-day of the Tea Party, where, in my state, anyway, the local political candidates ran on a platform of almost completely cutting funding to public education.

The Clinton-era sentiment that liberals are all college-educated elitists, might, in part, have been hiding the spite felt toward education in general. This was from people who said that W’s past of alcoholism and poor grades made them more likely to vote for him, because he was an ordinary Joe.

A lot of writers seem to ignore the purely psychological component–totally separate from political ideas–behind how people vote, both Rs and Ds. It needs to be addressed, even if on an abstract level and not to wonder why Democrats can’t win big majorities.

My point is, a lot of people voted for Trump because he is unintelligent and a complete jerk, not in spite of this fact, and we need to look at the psychology of voting to find out why.

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Steampunk ?

Never heard of that, had to look it up…It’s a THING!

man I’m feeling old.

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As I read it, the 25th Amendment can’t be invoked without the Vice President agreeing to it.

Perhaps the LSD Trump dropped before he came out, was just then kicking in.

It was a hallucination that became real.

In his mind.

Well, in his head.

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Bis stroke can’t come soon enough for me.

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One can only hope.

Section 4 . Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
The Vice President and…
Pence invoking the 25th? Not a chance.

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I would submit that Pence would throw Trump under the bus in a N.Y. minute to get his job!

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Actually Juan Cole has the history of the Revolutionary War wrong here. All Trump’s followers know that " Light Horse " Harry Lee did, in fact, ride a horse constructed of light beams.Which he kept at an undisclosed light house/stable on the Virginia coast. He singlehandedly destroyed King George’s bi-planes very early in the morning. Hence, " the
dawn’s early light ( beams ), the planes bursting on the tarmac, gave proof…
Come on Juan, everybody knows this except you, apparently.

Republicans started to change the educational landscape as far back as Nixon, and the process accelerated under Reagan. They ran for school boards, they created white flight academies, they especially sought to change not only what was taught, but how. No civics, no context, no critical thinking.

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Are schools ape-errantly fail to teach us to KNOT rely on spiel-chuckers butt awn superstition instead.  Betsy DeVos primary goal is to make this situation far, far worse.

Very, very few of those who could be inspiring teachers can afford the sacrifice this would entail – not merely a substandard lifestyle, but the lack of respect teachers have in are our society – most of those poor dedicated souls who do give it a try soon burn out fighting incompetent administrators and over­crowded classrooms.  As a result most of those who remain in education do so only because they aren’t well enough educated to do anything else.  It’s a vicious, self-perpetuating whirlpool of incompetence.

Maybe he was just inspired by Phil Salazar (aka Pete Saladbar) and the Macadamia Nutz. 
(See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKHWtSV-_PU)