The Wall, the Democrats and the Common Man

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Bascom – manic phase

Our otherly-abled office boy, John Bascom, recently showed us a letter he wrote to his senator regarding the impasse over the wall.  To our great surprise, it was spot on, validating the adage “even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and again.”  So we thought we’d reproduce it here and see if our readers agree and are motivated to write their own senator or representative.John G


Our view is that the opposition is motivated by the prospect of humiliating the president and denying him a key campaign promise to undermine his re-election chances and advance the prospect of a Democrat controlled government in 2020.  It should not go unnoticed that many recently elected Democrats ran on being independent of party politics and pro-border security.  These promises are seen as disingenuous given recent events.  In the meantime, ordinary citizens who want and need effective border control are simply…well…screwed.  If our readers have a similar notion, we encourage them to write their own senators and representative, especially if they are Democrats, to express their opinion on this matter.  The following links have contact information for individual senators and representatives

Link to Your Senator

Link to Your Representative

Political Translator

Are you like me, confused by the political rhetoric, where one politician says something and another characterizes it in a completely different way?  Well, Prof. I.M. Gutenschmartz, noted linguist and semanticist at the Universitat ob Innsbruck in Austria, has come up with this handy political translator guide: check it out

Political Translator

When Republicans say…                               Democrats translate

Illegal alien                                                     All immigrants

Conservative                                                   Hater

Support police                                                Black lives don’t matter

Gang members                                               People of color

Law & order                                                    Target minorities

Enforce immigration law                            Break up families

Climate claims skepticism                          Roller coaster to hell

Keep America safe                                         Persecute Muslims

Sabotage                                                            RESIST

2nd Amendment                                             Foster gun violence

Radical Islamic Terrorist                             Refugee

Across-the-board tax cuts                            Tax cuts for the wealthy

Unsubstantiated accusation                        Guilty

Speculative conspiracy theory                   Smoking gun

Health care reform                                        Kill people

Free speech                                                      Hate speech

Election victory                                               Stolen, Russian conspiracy

Trump Tweets                                                 Lunacy

Trump allies                                                    Conspirators, criminals

Donald Trump                                                Evil

At LAST we can understand what the ^&*#@!@ politicians are saying!