Believe it or not

loyalty   The buck stops here. — Harry S. Truman

Can you believe it?

  1. President Eisenhower was embarrassed by a scandal over a fur coat and one lie he told.
  2. After Richard Nixon, accused of crime, cover-up, and lying about it, left office in disgrace, a future President would do all of that and more and be allowed to tough it out.
  3. After Bill Clinton had to answer charges with documents and a disposition, a future president would claim immunity to any lawsuit.
  4. After watching Al Gore, presiding over the Senate, accept defeat, there is a serious concern that a future defeated candidate might refuse to leave office.
  5. That we would elect a President with no experience in government or the military.
  6. That a President would agree to cooperate with the Senate but not the House.
  7. Tens of thousands of Americans would die in a pandemic, and the President would not make action a priority.
  8. Many would claim that the First Amendment prohibits government action to protect public health.
  9. After vaccines have saved so many lives, many would oppose vaccination.
  10. That education, science and expertise would be suspect.
  11. That many would not believe news reports; that many would not believe what the President says.

Better believe it.

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6 Responses to Believe it or not

  1. Athos says:

    The latest CNN poll:

    84 percent of Republicans said they trusted the information they received from President Trump about the virus

    72 percent said the same about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    61 percent said the same about Fauci


  2. whungerford says:

    The author of the article claiming Trump is polite is Joseph Farah Here is what the Southern Poverty Law Center says about him:

    Joseph Farah runs WorldNetDaily, one of the most unhinged far-right “news” sites on the Internet.WND specializes in anti-Obama “birtherism,” wild accusations against LGBT people, anti-Muslim rhetoric and a huge dose of just plain lunacy, such as a six-part series that made the claim that eating soy causes homosexuality.

    How far can this form of mass communication go in promoting nonsense, one wonders? What do you think Arthur? Do many read and believe this stuff? Do many believe that the President only need answer friendly questions and that his behavior, whatever it is, shouldn’t be questioned?

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  3. Richelieu says:

    Thanks for his biography. I didn’t need it, but it is interesting. I read The Righting often to familiarize myself with the things that other people find attractive. I recommend it. It is unpleasant, but necessary.

    How far can this form of mass communication go in promoting nonsense, one wonders?
    —I don’t believe that it will ever find a bottom.

    Do many believe this stuff?
    —At least 40% of the citizens of our fine land.

    Do many believe that the President only need answer friendly questions and that his behavior, whatever it is, shouldn’t be questioned?
    —At least 40% of the citizens of our fine land.

    40 % of our population is quite a large number. Some of them are probably in NY23. As a matter of fact, I have met some. And had interesting chats…to say the least.


  4. Richelieu says:


    Sir or Madam,

    We joined the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health this week to launch a free online course to train contract tracers who will help stop the spread of COVID-19. The course is available online and is open to anyone in the world, whether they are being hired to become a contact tracer or just want to understand the process.

    Watch a video with course instructor Dr. Emily Gurley about why this is an important first step:
    Building an army of contact tracers

    The course is one component of a new initiative to develop a large-scale contact tracing program in New York State. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the top rated public health school in the nation, developed the training for prospective contact tracers, who will have to complete this course as a requirement for being hired by the State of New York to fight the pandemic. The course is also free for health departments in cities and states across the country and around the world to use as they expand their own contact tracing.

    Read more on the free online course here:


    Bloomberg Philanthropies

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  5. Richelieu says:

    “Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed – in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for when dealing with a stupid person than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.”
    –Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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