Friday, August 25, 2023

Biden's Problem With Stares

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The Leftist Media (redundant, I know) got what they think they wanted yesterday when President Trump had to "surrender" to police in Georgia (state motto: "If you hear banjos, keep rowing") and get a mug shot taken. Hopes were high in liberal circles that Trump would be forced to wear an orange jumpsuit, pose in front of height bars, and take one picture head-on, and a second picture in which he's told to turn his head and cough because the Democrats have him by the balls.

Only that's not quite how it worked out. Trump was allowed to wear his suit, and the chilling glare he gave the camera was, in a word, murderous. Trump clearly signaled that he wasn't beaten and was, in fact, ready to rain Hell down on the mendacious bastards who have been railroading him. And he has a lot of people on his side (most certainly including me). Politics aside, we can't continue to believe that we, as citizens, have freedom and justice in this country unless we defend Trump at this point. 

At such time as the jackals are thrown out of Washington and Trump gets back the Oval Office, I'd like to suggest that he quickly sign an executive order giving the state of Georgia to Australia. What the state lacks in kangaroos, it makes up for in kangaroo courts.


It is with a genuinely heavy heart that I have to share news of the passing of Paul Donohue, a wise and funny voice in the comments section who became a good friend of mine in the past months. Here is the notice, written by Paul himself, that I received yesterday:

Hello and good-bye.

If you have received this email I have moved on to a better place.  Checking out of Hotel California, so to speak. Many of you know that I have been in Hospice for C.O.P.D. and several other things since May 2022.  Well, the end finally arrived today, 08/24/23 at 11:12 a.m.

Thanks for your friendship.  I am grateful that you were a part of my life. There will be no wake, no funeral and no obituary.  I am merely slipping away to a new and better place where I hope that we meet again. Until then.

My wonderful Annie is sending this message at my request. She means everything to me.

Paul Donohue

Paul Donohue

Paul and I had an instant bond because we were both dealing with death. In my case, the loss of my beloved Kathy and in his case, an untreatable terminal illness with time running out. That doesn't mean our correspondence was depressing, because it wasn't. Rather, it meant that we were both inclined to dispense with trivial matters and communicate with a comfort and honesty that would normally have taken years to establish. His good humor lifted me when I needed it and, according to Paul, my humor (and Johnny Optimism, and Kathy's "Skin of a Hen's Teeth" book) did the same for him.

I miss him already but I can say that he struck me as a man who had made his peace with his situation and faced the inevitable without fear. 

So hoist a glass in his honor and say a prayer for this good man and his family. Paul, it was an honor and a pleasure knowing you.


Mike aka Proof said...

It is appointed unto to all of us once to die. Live your life as if it were the only one you get. (Until something better comes along!)

Maoz said...

Barukh Dayan HaEmet -- Blessed be the True Judge.

Yehi zichro livracha -- May Paul's memory be for a blessing.

Bones said...

Thank you for your extremely generous offer of Georgia but though the current Prime Minister would like more left wankers to add to his collection,the rest of us feel we have ENOUGH.Maybe you can send it to the Big Island in the Pacific,please.

Big Foot said...

I live in Georgia. Like California, we have our cancerous spots. Like most of the U.S., they are located in the cities. Seems like most of the country is run by the east & left coasts and the cities.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Paul

Old Wayne In Indiana

P.S. Let’s not forget to pray for America and President Trump.

Fish Out of Water said...

The moment I saw the photo yesterday, I thought if there is one thing that would lead to Trump's reelection, it is that photo.

Anonymous said...

My condolences.

Alex G said...

I will raise a glass to your friend. My condolences.

TrickyRicky said...

Let the games begin.

R.I.P. Paul and condolences to his family.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba b’alma di v’ra chir’utei; v’yamlich malchutei b’hayeichon u-v’yomeichon, uv’hayei d’chol beit yisrael, ba-agala u-vi-z’man kariv, v’imru amen.

Y’hei sh’mei raba m’varach l’alam u-l’almei almaya.

Yitbarach v’yishtabah, v’yitpa’ar v’yitromam, v’yitnasei v’yit-hadar, v’yit’aleh v’yit’halal sh’mei d’kudsha, b’rich hu, l’ela min kol birchata v’shirata, tushb’hata v’nehemata, da-amiran b’alma, v’imru amen.

Y’hei sh’lama raba min sh’maya, v’hayim, aleinu v’al koi yisrael, v’imru amen.

Oseh shalom bi-m’romav, hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu v’al kol yisrael, v’imru amen.

Magnified and sanctified is the great name of God throughout the world, which was created according to Divine will. May the rule of peace be established speedily in our time, unto us and unto the entire household of Israel. And let us say: Amen.

May God’s great name be praised throughout all eternity. Glorified and celebrated, lauded and praised, acclaimed and honored, extolled and exalted ever be the name of thy Holy One, far beyond all song and psalm, beyond all hymns of glory which mortals can offer. And let us say: Amen.

May there be abundant peace from heaven, with life’s goodness for us and for all thy people Israel. And let us say: Amen.

May the One who brings peace to the universe bring peace to us and to all the people Israel. And let us say: Amen.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

That sound you hear is a can of whoop-ass opening...

Lee The Voice said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. It's hard.

Now, RE: the picture of Mr Trump. the first thing that came to my mind when I saw it was this quote.

"I fear we have awakened a sleeping tiger, and filled him with a terrible resolve."
-Admiral Yamamoto-

Prarie Lion said...

I raised my Trump coffee mug to Paul and blesses his family and him. My condolences to you, Stilt.

These are dark days. Thank you for the uplifting columns. As CSN sang in "Long Time Gone"

Speak out, you've got to speak out against the madness
You've got to speak your mind
If you dare

Shelly said...

All the little small-minded Trump haters are rejoicing the arrest and mug shot of their nemesis. They are openly cheering the destruction of our judicial system because of the irrational hate of one man. As long as their side is protected, who cares, right? Until it isn't. I just hope I live long enough to see their takedown. On another note, the DOJ has sued Elon Musk for not hiring illegal aliens in the highly technical and sophisticated space business. I saw a comment that said he should change his name to Hunter Biden and extort the world's bad actors for monetary gain. Then he would be untouchable. It's a bizarro world we live in.

I am sorry to hear of Paul's passing. I feel like we are a community here and lost one of our own.

Joe Drypowda said...

RIP Paul and prayers of comfort to your Annie.

Anonymous said...

Danger Will Robinson,
He’s Bringing Hell, With Him.. more of a Reckoning…~Tombstone

Sorry to hear that Paul, has crossed the Rainbow Bridge..

MikeH in Mississippi said...

To what has been stated in the article and comments already published, I say a big AMEN!
May Paul's family and friends be comforted by the Holy Comforter during this chapter of Life.

AmyH said...

Yep. He needs to use that in his campaign.

Bobjet said...

Always a good read.. R.I.P. Paul

Jerryskids said...

Sorry to hear about Paul's passing, condolences to his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

Love the "Biden" picture. Hope you don't mind if I send this far and wide.

Colby Muenster said...

As far as I know, there has always been an unspoken rule in our federal government: you don't have your political opponents arrested. That's something third world dictators do. Well, Joe and the Democrats have not only crossed that line, they've leapt over it like a long jumper, and multiple times. In doing this, they have established a precedent that could have consequences they won't like. Not that I believe for a minute the RINO's will take action, but there are others who won't hesitate, Trump being one.

I pray I live long enough to see some of these douchebags' mug shots, especially Jack Smith and Fani Willis.

Paul Donohue... He always was upbeat about his condition, and his posts were thoughtful and inciteful; a very wise man at peace with what he knew would eventually kill him. I'm not sure I would have that great attitude if I was in the same situation. Rest in peace, Paul.

JustaJeepGuy said...

Everyone knows nobody gets out of here alive, but very few of us can face that fact as gracefully as did Paul Donohue. R.I.P. Mr D.

As for Gropey Joe, I seriously doubt he will accept his fate in the same manner. He needs to study up on Nicolae Ceausescu, because he's driving his Corvette in that direction.

MAJ Arkay said...

I'll miss Paul's comments here; he was a good 'un. RIP, sir.

Anonymous said...

Bobo asks:
Did Creepy Joe “whisper” when he said that??

Anonymous said...

Bobo: @Stilton
I saw what you did there with stares.

greg said...

in hospice since may of 22? not a quitter, for sure!
may God rest his soul and thank you for sharing this bittersweet moment

John the Econ said...

Now that the Rubicon has been crossed, I'm looking forward to criminal charges against the Clintons and Biden family for everything that Trump has been accused of.

Now that the State of Georgia has decided that questioning election results is actionable, when can I expect charges filed against Stacey "I'm the real governor of Georgia" Abrams?

Sorry to hear about Paul Donohue. My prayers are outgoing for Annie.

Colby Muenster said...

@John the Econ,

Not holding my breath on the Stacey Abrams thing. Not to mention Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, Hillary Clinton in 2016....

Speaking of Georgia, I seems Big-Fani Willis released the indictment BEFORE the Grand Jury met. Isn't that unconstitutional? Not that Democrats give a shit.

drjim said...

Deepest condolences, Stilton.

Murphy(AZ) said...

While that might not be your absolute best photo, that's definitely in the toy four! LMFAO.

Savannah Sue said...

My sincere condolences in the loss of your friend Stilt, and prayers for his Annie and his family. He will be missed in the Comments…

Anonymous said...

RIP Paul, condolences on your huge loss of a close friend!
I told my children to live large every day, you never know when your life was half over!