Friday 20th October 2017


Trump and the meddlesome priest

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It's a rule of thumb, that the words of the King are always taken literally. And it is pretty tough to believe that ANY King, even our dull witted Trumputinov,  could possibly be so obtuse as to not understand this.

WILL NO ONE RID ME OF THIS MEDDLESOME PRIEST?

Ron Nesler, an old soldier posting from New Harmony Indiana

 

 

Republicans have gamed Indiana’s voting system

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Let's be honest: Hoosier Republicans have GAMED INDIANA'S VOTING SYSTEMIt stinks morally, and, unless Trump manages to destroy the federal courts first, those federal courts are going to soon jerk a legal knot in the tail of the Hoosier GOP.

Everyone knows this, and anyone denying it is lying or incredibly stupid. I spent the better part of my life as a registered and active Republican. That was when both parties had their liberal wings, before the GOP was hijacked and perverted by the Tea Party and the evangelical churches. The political party that gave us Lincoln and Eisenhower, now tries to force phony evangelical con artists, such as Trump and Pence, down our throats. I won't buy it,  and I hope YOU won't either.

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TEN GREAT SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS     THE GREAT MOON HOAX

 

Ron Nesler, an old soldier, posting from New Harmony, Indiana

Hoosier GOP has gamed the voting system. The party that once produced Lincoln and Eisenhower, now offers us con artists like Trump and Pence

 

Showboating, Psycho, Tea Party Assholes

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Several showboating psycho assholes, by which, of course, I mean Tea Party Republican politicians, have previously tried to block disaster aid in Congress. Among these are Mike Pence and Ted Cruz. What are they going to do now? When this foul excrescence Trumpski, one of their own, is driving the bus?

The previous anti disaster aid positions of both Cruz and Pence are discussed THIS ARTICLE

Posted from New Harmony Indiana by an old soldier named Ron Nesler

Something Happy

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I swear to the gods, that I truly would like to blather about something happy. There are, I know, happy things going on in the world. I am involved in many of them. But, when you only have limited strength to blather, it is hard to get past all the ourageous crap, that Trump and the Tea People are doing. I have a new grand niece, my brother Dirty Jack Nesler was just here for a visit, and I have a hell of a crop of cucumbers, figs and green beans. But, when you get up every morning and read the news, as I do, it is pretty tough not to be fixated on the insanity around us. Here, below, are some samples, from recent news reports from around the net. And, BTW, while I am thinking of it, the New York Times, America's best newspaper, is offering FREE DIGITAL ACCESS to news of hurricane Harvey.

Here are some recent news stories that caught my attention.

BONUS LINK ON NUCLEAR POWER        BONUS POST ON LOCAL HOUSING

BONUS POST GAY MARRIAGE

Hoosier Tea Party Threatens Old Trees

Rusky Real Estate Deal Garnered Trump Election Support from Putin

ACLU SUES TRUMP OVER TRANSGENDER BAN

Russian Bread Crumb Trail leads back to Jeff Sessions

Trump Trashed Flood Protection Plans Day Before Harvey

And, turning now to the CHURCH NEWS

Daughter of Cabinet Member Rips Trump as Third Rate Sissy Draft Dodger

NOTE TO HATEFUL AMERICAN EVANGELICALS

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Here is a  NOTE TO HATEFUL AMERICAN EVANGELICALS   American Evangelicals (like Mike Pence and Jim Tomes) spew hate toward anyone who is an immigrant or has brown skin. If they would read the linked article, I believe they might get a hint about how the real Jesus would want them to treat strangers, guests and visitors. Please forward to Tomes and Pence.

POSTED FROM NEW HARMANY INDIANA BY RON NESLER 

Trump Pardons Arpaio or does he?

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Here is the news TRUMP PARDONS ARPAIO

Here is my thinking on this. I know the president theoretically has unlimited pardon powers. But, the federal courts are the only part of our government empowered to enforce the Constitution. Arpaio was convicted of contempt for willfully refusing to obey the order of the federal courts to obey the constitution. It was not accidental or unintentional on Arpaio's part. He publicly announced that he would ignore the federal court's order.

If Trump pardons Arpaio, as he seems to have done, does that mean Trump has the power to prevent the federal courts from enforcing the constitution? Does it mean, that anyone of Trump's followers can ignore both the constitution and the federal courts and be protected by Trump?

I don't think the federal courts are going to take this lying down.  If they do take it lying down, they may as well close up shop, because they will have ceded all of their power and authority to Donald Trump.

Trump may be a soulless psychopath, but you have to admit, the bastard has a real penchant for destroying our government.

Posted From New Harmony, Indiana by Ron Nesler .

justice is served in Indiana

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Occasionally, justice is served by our courts here in Indiana. I feel like, when that happens, we should praise the courts in order to encourage just actions. Here is a case, where I feel, that JUSTICE HAS INDEED BEEN SERVED. 

If, you will read the comments by readers after this article, you will see that not all Hoosiers agree with me. One of the biggest harms our current president has done to America is to stir up a wide disrespect for our constitutional protections. And, the sort of people the president has roused around him simply don't understand the constitution.  You and I both may have issues with the Democratic party, but supporting the Democrats is the only way forward, that I see to save our butts. I spent most of my life, up until the mid terms of the second G.W. administration as a registered, check writing, volunteer work doing Republican. Moral concerns drove me out of the Republican party at that point, specifically torture of prisoners, and I have never looked back.

The Tea Party hijacked the GOP, and Trump has driven it completely off the moral rails. The Republicans now hate almost everyone and respect nothing, not even the constitution. I have said this before, but it bears repetition, we are now at the brink of becoming a fascist nation. To save the country and your ass, you must support Democrats. And, I mean all the way from Dog Catcher to President. We are playing now for all the marbles.

Posted from New Harmony, Indiana by Ron Nesler

Jim Tomes Sultan of Hickism

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tomesTHIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 01 JAN 2016, BUT I THINK IN VIEW OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE IT DESERVES ANOTHER VIEWING. SO, I HAVE DUSTED IT OFF AND UPDATED IT A BIT.   There are rumors that a prominent SANE 21st century Democrat is going to run against Jim Tomes in 2018, and that would be a good step toward moving us out of the 18 century and out of the notice of national comedians.

I can finally reveal the truth, about Indiana state senator Jim Tomes. Jim Tomes is not an actual flesh and blood human being. He is a parody created by the the writers at Saturday Night Live. The intention being  to make us Hoosiers look like a bunch of dumb hicks, who have never read a book or embraced any idea originating after 1836. Jim Tomes makes laughing at Hoosiers a national pass time. Jim has never met a weapon of violence, upon whose bandwagon he was not eager to leap. The Evansville Courier and Press just today ran this tongue in cheek editorial about Jim and his gun nuttiness. 

If the name Senator Jim Tomes doesn't ring a bell for you, perhaps this will help; Jim is the Indiana state senator, who worked tirelessly for years to repeal the Indiana state law against owning, carrying or selling switch blade knives. The fruit of Jim's efforts was Senate Bill 6 in 2013 that made selling switchblade knives legal for Hoosier gun sellers. Jim stated that the law against selling switchblades is out of date, because switchblades are hardly ever used in violent crimes in Indiana any more. It seems to escape him, that this is mainly, because switchblades have been hard to get, because they have been illegal to sell, while hand guns, (thanks to the gun lobby) have been cheap and easily available everywhere. (including public schools) Jim's legislation has now insured that the violent thugs will have as easy access to switchblades, as they do to handguns.  This was a great financial boon for pawn shops, flea markets, gun shows and gun stores who sell weapons to violent thugs, but a pretty bad deal for innocent elderly citizens trying to find our cars in dark parking lots.

Among Jim's other accomplishments is his "PAY to PEE" legislation creating state "Restroom Police" in order to jail or fine gay or transgender people up to $5,000, if they perniciously try to relieve themselves in the "wrong" public restroom.  Jim of corse will be the judge of which is the 'right" or the "wrong" public facility. Jim is a Republican, and Republicans are widely held to be the top authorities on public restrooms, such as at airports and the like.

Jim was ALSO the sponsor of the bill allowing state legislators and state employees to carry guns inside the state capitol.

Right now, and this is NO joke, Jim is sponsoring a bill that would allow any level of law enforcement in Indiana to use ANY MEANS NECESSARY to clear public roads of protesters. "ANY MEANS NECESSARY" is Jim's wording not mine. Here is an Evansville Courier Press article about Jim's ANY MEANS NECESSARY anti protest bill.

I recently discussed medical cannabis for war veterans with Senator Tomes. Tomes said he could never support medical cannabis, because the cannabis "might fall into the wrong hands." This is the same guy who fought like a tiger to legalize SWITCHBLADE KNIVES in Indiana. I guess it never occurred to Senator Tomes, that switch blade knives don't NEED to "fall into the wrong hands," because that is where they start out.

Posted by Ron Nesler during a moment of lucidity in New Harmony Indiana.

 

POSEY COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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Maybe you have issues with the Democratic Party. I certainly do. But, right now, unless you want folks like Jim Tomes and Donald Trump to rule the world, it is time to support Democrats. We are headed toward a Fascist dictatorship in America, if Trump is not stopped. Human rights and Constitutional protections are taking a beating. It is no longer a distant threat. It is happening, right now,  as I type. And, it is far beyond being a joke. The Republicans under Trump are attacking democracy, civility, science, history, free speech, peace, voting rights, civil rights and everything else that makes America the wonderful nation it is. 

It is time to push back, or we lose it all. 

A big part of the problem is that good decent patriotic Americans (LIKE YOU) are often too polite or too timid to speak up and get involved. I exhort every good liberty loving American to find their courage, before it is too late. It is NOT necessary to arm yourself with a pitch fork and storm the bastille.  Just get involved. Show those around you, that you care.

The easiest, fastest and most effective way to stop Trump and the fascists is to support the Democratic Party. They are not perfect, but it is either them or the fascists. I choose the Democrats, without reserve, I hope you do too.

If you want to get on the Email list for the Posey County Democratic Party, send your name and Email address to <Ron@NewHarmonyWatch.com>,  and I will get the Posey County Democratic Chairperson to add your name to the monthly Donkey Bits Posey County Democratic Party email list. Or contact the County Chair Ed Adams directly at Email Address: adamsed85@yahoo.com  Phone Number: (812) 838-0035 or cell Cell Number: (812) 457-1183. Ed is a good man, a patriotic American and a good strong Democrat. He would love to hear from you.

Let's get together and try to save the country from Trump, starting at the bottom up, right here in good old Posey County. More later.

POSTED FROM NEW HARMONY INDIANA BY AN OLD SOLDIER

Smedley Darlington Butler

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"There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket." ….

That is a quote from Marine Corps Maj Gen Smedley Darlington Butler. Gen Butler was a TWO time recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and also before officers were eligible for the CMH, he received the Marine Corps Brevet Medal, which was the commissioned officer's equal of the CMH at the time. All of these awards were for separate acts of heroism, above and beyond the call of duty. At his death General Butler was the most highly decorated American combat soldier in US history. In 1935 General Butler gave a famous speech at the National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For reasons you might guess, our government and our public schools are silent on Gen Butler's part in our histopry.

Here is a verbatim re-enactment of General Butler's SPEECH TO THE NATIONAL VFW.

Posted from New Harmony Indiana by an old soldier named Ron Nesler

Lies about US civil war

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Trump is peddling a lot of goofy lies. One of the biggest, boldest and most outrageous of these Trumpian lies is that the US Civil War was not about slavery. An astounding lie! Some people, who tell this lie are trying to intentionally muddy the water. But, most people who say this are simply poorly educated, and parroting what Rush Limbaugh and various GOP politicians tell them. Here is a link to the Mississippi state proclamation of secession made in 1861. MISSISSIPPI PROCLAMATION OF SECESSION  This document makes crystal clear, that the US Civil war was about slavery and nothing else. Not states rights, not honor, not defense of Southern culture, not tariffs, not anything except slavery. 

Posted from New Harmony, Indiana by Ron Nesler

News & Op/Ed Links You Might Have Missed

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NEWS LINKS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

CARL BERNSTEIN : TRUMP UNFIT

GONE: Comedian Dick Gregory has Died

POLL: TWO THIRDS OF VOTERS IN THREE KEY STATES TRUMP WON NOW FIND HIM AN EMBARASSMENT

Indiana School Districts: IS BIG BETTER?

INDY STAR EDITORIAL: INDIANA AND OUR UGLY PAST

Maureen Dowd: TRUMP, NEO  NAZIS and the KLAN