A recollection of lies 57

Published by President Donald Trump on March 24, 2019, after the Attorney General reported that the investigation, conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, into whether he had “colluded” with President Putin of Russia to make Hillary Clinton lose the American presidential election in 2016, had found no evidence that he had. Of course.

Posted under corruption, United States, Videos by Jillian Becker on Monday, March 25, 2019

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President Trump conducts a vast chorus 20

President Trump addresses one of his ENORMOUS rallies – this time at Southaven, MS on October 2, 2018. The enthusiastic happy crowd cheers and cheers.

The video is long. Too long, we thought, if you start at the beginning.

The president enters the arena at the 2 hour mark.

Highlights: he accurately calls the Democrats “the Party of Crime” and pours scorn on certain members of it. “Really evil people,” he says they are, and gives their names.

He starts praising Brett Kavanaugh, and deprecating the dishonest people trying to prevent his confirmation as a Justice of the Supreme Court, round the 2.12.20 mark. The crowd chants, “We want Kavanaugh,” from about 2.12.50.

The president speaks until 3.17.20.

For a little extra entertainment, go on watching after he finishes to see and hear those delightful political commentators Diamond and Silk. They passionately defend Kavanaugh and castigate his accusers.

Supplemental to that video, here’s a snip from another, featuring Trump the actor.



The liars of the land 286

Richard Blumenthal is Attorney General of Connecticut, and a candidate for election to the Senate.

And he is a liar.

But when politicians are caught out in a lie they don’t call it a lie, they say that they “misspoke”.

Hillary Clinton said that she “misspoke” when she claimed falsely to have been fired on in Bosnia during the war in 1996.

“Misspoke” implies a mere slip of the tongue, or a moment of absent-mindedness – something for which the speaker is not fully responsible. So although the consequences of the wrong – or “misplaced” – words may be bad,  you should not  in fairness blame the person who uttered them.

Even if the same words are repeated several times?

Yes, even then apparently. Richard Blumenthal’s lie was that he had served in Vietnam  and he repeated it often. Caught out, he publicly declared that he took “full responsibility” for having “misspoken”. So it wasn’t the gods, or fate, or microbes interfering with his little grey cells, or any other agency that compelled him to say something that was not the truth. No: he stood there and said, as if to prove he had both courage and honesty, that he took full responsibility for what he’d said. But he added a warning – demonstrating how he was not only courageous and honest but also proud – that he  would not allow anyone (any of us, with our mean inclinations) to “take a few misplaced words” and use them to “impugn his record of service” to his country.

This noble utterance was greeted with enthusiastic applause by a crowd of genuine Vietnam veterans.

Posted under Commentary, United States by Jillian Becker on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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