There are a quarter billion adult Americans, some small percentage of whom are, or at least might be, corrupt — say 1%? (Two and a half million.) Isn’t it an amazing coincidence that the one — and only! — possibly-corrupt person out of all those two and a half million whose possible corruption the President sent his personal attorney and the Attorney General of the United States all over Europe to investigate — just happened to be . . . drum-roll please (and this is why I think you’ll agree it’s a crazy, crazy coincidence) . . . his leading political opponent?
I mean: what are the odds?!*
The one guy, to pursue whose possible corruption, he held up $391 million in Congressionally appropriated aid to an ally under attack by Russia? Even when his own Department of Defense had certified the military aid as good to go?
Such a lifelong zeal to root out corruption, all focused on just one single American, and that American just happens to be . . . I just can’t get over the coincidence.
*Zero! And while we’re doing footnotes: Joe Biden is not remotely corrupt, and no well-informed person has ever claimed he was . . . anymore than any credible person has ever claimed Obama was born in Kenya or Hillary ran a child sex ring from the basement of a pizza parlor. Or diverted $2 million from the Clinton Foundation to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. Also: the Clintons did not murder Vince Foster; the climate crisis is not a hoax; unemployment in Obama’s last year was not “as high as 42%.” Finally, though Barr acts as though he is Trump’s personal lawyer, he’s not supposed to be. You and I pay him to be ours.
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”
PRKR closed at 61 cents yesterday, up from a dime last month; but before we rush to sell, we should remind ourselves it seemed like a good bet a year ago at $1, so maybe it still is? “Famous last words,” I know.
Meanwhile: I’ve been buying ANIX with money I can truly afford to lose. What can I say? I’m living life on the edge.
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