Italygate, Vaccinations and Joe Manchin


Well its a hot humid day here on Florida’s west coast as summer is  officially here no matter what the calendar says.

Red Tide has reappeared along many beaches with dead fish fouling the pristine sand. Even the manatees are dying.   Not good for tourism.  More about pollution in the coming weeks.

Last week we heard a laugher that made late might television.  A conspiracy theory has been floating around that the Dems paid people in Italy to use military satellites to change votes on our voting machines from Trump to Biden.  It is now known as Italygate.

Donald Trump’s final White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows pressured the acting attorney general Jeffrey Rose to help push the lie.  Rosen refused.

The New York Times stated Meadows  emailed acting attorney general  Rosen five times in December and January.

One email dealt with the “Italygate” conspiracy theory, the Times said, adding that Rosen refused to set up a meeting to discuss it notwithstanding those  pushing the claims online.  He stood up to Trump directly noting that there was no evidence of election fraud.

The emails were discovered by a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation.

No come on folks!  This is funny! Italy no less!

“Yes, that’s right. He thought the election had been stolen by space Italians,” Stephen Colbert cracked on Tuesday, calling it “obviously insane.”    Seth Meyers spoke for pretty much all sane people when he basically said what everyone was thinking already: Italy?!?

“For one thing, have you ever been to Italy? If you asked them to tamper with an election in November they might get around to it by March… ”

We are in trouble people!

We also have a whole bunch of folks in red states who won’t get vaccinated cause it’s their God-given right.  I guess God cares nothing of the common good.  These folks certainly don’t.

Firstly, the “gummit” is injecting a chip into you in order to assert control.  Yawn.  Recently it was “discovered” by some Face Bookers that the shot magnetized you and metal now sticks yo your skin.

Laugh.  Get me my spoon so I can let it hang from my nose. Seriously, I’m starting to believe in voter suppression.  🙂

Hospitals have a lot less Covid patients – but they are virtually all un-vaccinated.

Do I care?  I will do what I can to keep myself and those I love well.  I will support the common good.  As for those who won’t I don’t particularly care if you won’t get vaccinated, get sick and make yo momma sick.  That’s karma.

And finally for today I’m thinking about Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the home of Appalachia, hill billies and coal miners.  One of the poorest states in the union. Manchin is one Democrat (nominally) making up the 50 Dem senators who together with the Vice President make a majority of one.

Except that Joe doesn’t support the President’s agenda.  He alone is standing in th e way of the infrastructure plan, the voting rights plan and the effort to reform the filibuster.  He wants “bi-partisan ship.”  Mitch McConnel is laughing his ass off.

Why is Joe in the way?  Because he takes his money from equity firms, law firms, business groups and big coal.  Why equity and law firms?  Because they got hugh gifts under the Trump tx cut.

If Joe votes against the Democratic agenda there should be a price to pay.  Strip him of all his committee assignments.   What is he gonna do?  Switch parties?  By his actions he already has.

He and his fellow Republican West Virginia Senator don’t seem to give a rat’s ass about the  the people of West Virginia.  Enough said


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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3 Responses to Italygate, Vaccinations and Joe Manchin

  1. Just can’t trust those Italians:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beetleypete says:

    My stepson is 36 years old, reasonably well-educated, and holding down a responsible job. But he will not have the vaccine because of the ‘nanobots’ in it.
    “They will be able to track everywhere you go, and probably everything you say too” was his comment.
    I pointed at the i-phone in his back pocket.
    No need to say more.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

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