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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Dance around the bonfire of the Repugnican Senators


"The Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial Saturday, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol -- but the verdict amounted to a bipartisan rebuke of the former President with seven Republicans finding him guilty.

"The final vote was 57 guilty to 43 not guilty, short of the 67 guilty votes needed to convict.
"Held exactly one month after the House impeached Trump, the number of Republican senators who voted against Trump ended up higher than even what Trump's legal team had anticipated, marking a stark departure from the first impeachment trial last year when only one Republican senator, Mitt Romney of Utah, found Trump guilty.
"This time, Republicans Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Romney voted to convict Trump. Perhaps the biggest surprise was Burr, the former Senate Intelligence Committee chairman who led the Senate's Russia investigation, after he voted earlier in the week that the trial was unconstitutional. Both Burr and Toomey are retiring from the Senate at the end of 2022."
My feelings are that those politicians who voted for the verdict of guilty, and who knew he needed repercussions from his actions...as should all the thousands who participated in the insurgence on the capitol on Jan. 6, 2021...these are the hopeful people who I will continue to support...the 7 Republicans and the 50 Democrats.
The rest are villains who I imagine being piled into a big box, locking down the lid very well, and setting on fire, so I, and whoever else is so inclined, may dance around the bonfire and sing any old songs we love...especially the patriotic ones.
Not very loving thoughts on Valentine's Day. Hey, remember the Valentine's Day Massacre? Violence can certainly be imagined. Sure my soul is full of love towards all men, and women, as I love my enemies. But these folks have condemned themselves.
So give me a few moments to let loose the anger, the frustration, the knowledge that they have committed themselves into a criminal political position out of their own fears. These scared little worms just didn't know what to believe in if they gave up their untrustworthy crazy blatant lying fool of an ex-president.
However, I try to love my enemies...
Then I remember...

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
 only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate;
 only love can do that. 

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
 that we must love our enemies - or else? 
The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate,
 wars producing more wars - must be broken,
 or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. 

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love
 will have the final word in reality. This is why right,
 temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant. 

I have decided to stick with love.
 Hate is too great a burden to bear. 

Love is the only force capable of transforming
 an enemy into friend. 

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
 He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid 
of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us
 and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this,
 we are less prone to hate our enemies. 

~ Martin Luther King Jr.


  1. Hello,

    I feel people should be held accountable for the things they say. I have been listening to the former president bully and incite trouble since before he became president. His rallies were full of hate. He was the worst president ever, nothing was normal. He was president for only his followers. He lied constantly and the GOP allowed his constant lies. I could not believe a word he said. It is hard to forgive him, it will take time.

    1. I was kind of wondering what the GOP would have for it's foundation when it opened its eyes to the truth...and did vote him as guilty...as well as punish him. But rather than "growing some balls" as the guys like to say, this was easier. They've just followed the lying bastard for 4 years, and have forgotten how the many voters might feel about believing in the truth. I guess my anger is still pretty evident!

  2. ...Repugnican Senators is an understatement.

  3. Those who refused to do the right thing like those seven are cowards.

    1. That they supposedly represent their constituents is especially sad...as that means they are just in politics for the rewards they get from big business donations. Sure there are some Repugnacans that would agree with them, but they have just believed the many lies out there!

  4. When an election was stolen by loose fake votes of a million at a time I don't agree with you at all. The press will never attack all those attorney generals in those five states that let any loose paper without signatures count as votes. Biden did not win the election by 80 million votes and it is stupid to think that we can all be fed that lie.

    1. Unfortunately for you, you have believed some lies propagated by a bunch of lying bullies, with the head bully being tRump. I dare say you just gloss over the other lies, like the Democrats being cannibal baby killers. I could make up funny details all day long, which seems to be the Repugnicans main endeavor, rather than offering their constituents any real representation. The votes were legal, anyone who says otherwise has no truth to repeat.

  5. Repugnican is right! I am tired of the whole party.

  6. I agree with you wholeheartedly. But I admit, I feel quite gleeful when any of those thugs who invaded the Capitol get arrested. Un-Christian of me, I know, but what a thrill to see justice served. And, I will add, a thrill to once again have a President who behaves like a mature, sensible man.


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