To Salute or Not to Salute, That Is the Question

Updated on December 3, 2017

Is It Collusion, or Collard Greens?

Patriotism or Patsyotrism?
Patriotism or Patsyotrism? | Source

Ode to Dinosaurs

My country tis of me


Sweet land of hackery


Hack into emails, I don't care


Does it get me my candidate?


In politics, all's fair


My country tis of me


That's how I roll


Get dirt from an enemy?


Goodness, how droll


I would never do that


Not in 5,000 years


Why just look at my record


Least that which appears


I'm the model of decency, virtue and strength


Just look at my fingers!


Look at the length!


Oh my dear fellows


You bore me with fact


The only thing matters


One knows how to act


Never admit things


Deny and deny


They cannot dispute you


The truth is a lie


Its fake news and politics


That's all that it is


The sooner you learn this


You'll get far in my biz


Now let us not tarry


Dear dotardy chaps


We have countries to rob!


Jeeves....get me my maps






According to Some, A Criminal

Patsyot?
Patsyot? | Source

The Man and His Country

He served with distinction in Vietnam, receiving the Bronze Star, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry as an officer in the Marine Corps. Returning stateside, he resumed his education at the University of Virginia Law School, serving on the Law Review and earning his J.D. in 1973.

https://www.biography.com/people/robert-mueller-241110


According to Some, A Hero

Patriot?
Patriot? | Source

The Man and His Country

During the Vietnam War, he received four student deferments and one medical deferment and wasn’t drafted for military service.

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/donald-trump


Inmates Running the Prison

equal rights and freedom
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Michael Sand is a former Green Beret, and comes from a family of military servicemembers. As he wrote on Facebook, his father was a World War II veteran fighting fascism, he served in Vietnam fighting communism, and his son is currently serving in the Army fighting the Taliban and terrorism.

"Three vastly different enemies, but enemies who shared one common trait," Sand writes. "ALL of them stifle free speech. All of them bully, degrade and terrorize those who hold opposing views and who peacefully express them."


http://www.businessinsider.com/army-veteran-nfl-players-kneeling-during-national-anthem-trump-2017-9

Lady Liberty

nuff said
nuff said | Source

Whose Streets? Our Streets

you will not replace us
you will not replace us | Source

And then the ultimate act of terror: A car accelerated down a narrow street in the city’s quaint district near the Downtown Mall, a street lined with peaceful protesters, and slammed into the crowd, leaving one dead and nearly 20 injured.

The hatred, the bigotry – the bloodshed. How could this be happening at the home of my beloved alma mater and in a progressive city that boasts a warm and inclusive environment?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2017/08/12/violence-and-venom-charlottesville/562488001/


The Big Switcheroo

The Democratic Party started in 1828 as anti-Federal faction and grew to become one of the leading political forces of the United States.


The GOP started in 1854 – few years later than its Democratic counterpart – to stop slavery, which was viewed as unconstitutional.


Read more: Difference Between Democrat and Republican | Difference Between http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/politics/difference-between-democrat-and-republican/#ixzz4xSJgWRdK




In Parting

The world is a glorious mismatch of all kinds of things.....let us not mistake one for the other.


There is such a thing as black. There is such a thing as white. You can mix them up and get gray.....


But the black and white still remain.


I like to consider it as the words to this old saying goes: "To be kissed by a fool is stupid. To be fooled by a kiss is worse."


Politics....THE oldest profession on Earth.


They Are All The Same

Just like the Democrats!
Just like the Democrats! | Source

More Proof They Are All The Same

hey--it's a guy thang
hey--it's a guy thang | Source

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      Yes Dear 2 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Holy mackerel! This was hubpages 2016/17!!!

      https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/amp/russ...

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      lovemychris 2 days ago

      Holy mackerel....this was hubpages. 2016/17!!

      https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/amp/russ...

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      lovemychris 6 days ago

      Farenholt accuser blackballed by washington:

      https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/04/blake-fa...

      ******

      Is it any wonder we have this type of man in power? *cough* president.

      And he has the backing of people who kill for money.....and threatened his accuser.

      I find my heart growing very cold. The anger has morphed into a cold icy fury

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      lovemychris 8 days ago

      It's wack how people will lie and cover for him. He's such a vicious lout.

      And yes, the repubs have been stealing elections for a long long time. It's why they have the whole gvt. When only 33% agree w their agenda!

      America is pro-choice, pro-immigrant, pro higher taxes on wealthy, pro gun- control and pro freedom from religion!

      And yet, our gvt is evangelical alt right scroungers!!!

      It did not happen by honest means, of that you can be sure.

      Unhack the vote. It's massive.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 8 days ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      When you cheat to win at anything, you can't say you won "fair and square." No one looks at the Republican complicity in rigging the 2016 election. All we hear from the contrary right wing is that they will shoot to kill if necessary just to FORCE their will on the rest of the country. No sense of honor, integrity or justice. Just Me, Me, Me and using Trump as the catalyst to overturn 200 plus years of the most envied, most respected government in the world. All so some illiterate, barely educated white males can get their way.

      The most disgusting part of Donald Trump is how EVERY ONE he comes into contact with, goes down in flames because of his pathological need for "loyalty."

      Okay. How loyal was Michael Flynn, a most decorated military vet when the decision to turn on Trump came down to Trump or his own son?

      Yet, you have morons of the right ready to say that Trump "is the only one who matters?" That might have worked during Hitler's regime when his Hitler Youth and SS Brown Shirts turned on their own mothers and fathers.

      Trump will go down for no reason other than that he has played gambler for so long, he can't imagine he can ever lose at anything. Perhaps, trying to embed his pathological control is like a gambling streak. Over time, that's precisely what has happened to Trump. He used big money from wherever he could get it to pay his way out of his losing streaks.

      That cannot be done in government. Two reasons: We, the People and our not on our tax dollars.

      If the idea of passing this fake tax reform bill was to ensure that Trump goes down with $2 billion a year for life plus all the Secret Service he and his family can get (assuming he isn't in prison first), it only proves Republican complicity in election rigging.

      Should we ignore election rigging even when it is done by foreign adversaries? Should we ignore a party who cannot win elections without cheating? What does that say about our Constitutional voting rights? That they mean nothing so long as "winning" by cheating or foreign meddling gets the boys what they want?

      If any American thinks that rigging an election is no big deal, they are now seeing "who" gets the ill gotten goods and who gets to pay for those ill gotten gains.

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      Yes Dear 9 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "The Senate passed the tax bill last night. Here’s what was in it:

      - Anti-abortion law stating that conception is life

      - Defund Obamacare

      - Allow churches to make political endorsements

      - Cut $400 billion from Medicare

      - Private jet tax break

      - Adds $1 trillion to the deficit"

      ******

      We have separation of church and state here.

      We will not be Sharia, Christian style.

      This bill is gvt of, by and for the 33 and .01%

      It will not stand.

      We are NOT carrying a cross wrapped in the flag.

      We are FREEDOM for ALL.

      The Constitution prohibits what you are doing.

      ......Good luck on that one.

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      Yes Dear 10 days ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oooooh. Giant hedge funds to be taxed like small businesses.

      MAGA!!

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      Yes Dear 2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Love that too!! Bigly.

      They are doing a big call your rep and senator action on the "cut taxes for the rich and raise them on you" bill.

      A republican fundraiser just quit due to the bill. He says its a disgrace and will HURT middle class people.....

      Looks like the gop with conscience are jumping ship.....better hurry.

      The hack and greedy old pols are being Hunted. The Predators have become the Prey.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 weeks ago from Texas

      If the truth is a lie

      Then a lie must be the truth

      If you twist them around

      They make the twister uncouth

      How can we get our virtue back

      When our country is being led by such a hack

      And the Greedy Old Politicians have his back

      *********

      Loved it Chris

      Blessings always

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      Yes Dear 2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Yes! You see it, too! Blessings to you

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      Nikki Khan 2 weeks ago from London

      Great work,,had fun reading it.Excellent poetry.Trump is a threat to United States.Blessings.

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      Yes Dear 2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

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      Yes Dear 2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Alec Raeshawn Smith, age 26, was found dead in his apartment on June 27. He was rationing his insulin after he aged out of his parent’s insurance coverage."

      ....Cause we have to have tax cuts for Mercers and Adelsons and Trumps.

      NOT SALUTING THAT!

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      lovemychris 2 weeks ago

      "Alec Raeshawn Smith, age 26, was found dead in his apartment on June 27. He was rationing his insulin after he aged out of his parent’s insurance coverage."

      ......Cause we have to have tax cuts for Mercers and Adelsons and Trumps.....

      NOT SALUTING THAT!

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      Yes Dear 2 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Thank you shyron! Lets hope this ends before America is no more.

      And god bless you, too. For having eyes to see.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 weeks ago from Texas

      Wow, this is so, so good, beautiful, beautiful and awesome.

      Blessings my friend

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      Yes Dear 3 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Why is this allowed?? Since when does tax money pay legal fees of private business??

      And he's the gd president.....do we LOOK like easy marks???

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/15/tax...

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      Yes Dear 4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I agree with all of that.....America is NOT a business......we went though this already with RMoney.

      And this crew needs to be stopped, before we turn into a really Nasty place to be. We are changing. Hate crimes are up. Rights are being taken away.....Money is rapidly becoming the be all and end all.

      And church is becoming state.

      ALL things counter to what we all came here for: Freedom.

      Maybe its destiny.....a house built on genocide is not exactly a moral castle.

      But this mob.....this mob has got to go

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 4 weeks ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      Trump has no business in government. He is ill equipped to understand that he cannot turn government into a corporation with him as the CEO.

      The very fact that to this moment in time he refuses to admit there has been election hacking by the Russians and then defends Putin against top US Intel experts like Brennan, Clapper and Comey, is just one more breach of his oath of office.

      What if Obama had gone to Asia and defended Russia like Trump is doing? Those Republicans and right wingers impeached Clinton for a sexual dalliance based on Clinton's poor judgment and his southern culture where men can't seem to keep their hands off women's private parts when they don't have permission.

      Once you look at how many years Dennis Hastert got away with pedophilia the Republicans KNEW about and did nothing, you see why Moore right now is echoing Trump's brazen attitudes that he will do just as he pleases and no one can stop him. Not even the party that got Trump elected.

      This was never about Trump being president. It was about Trump having access to being above the law and using every tactic in his CEO book to increase his global wealth and power ...just as Putin did.

      But let's all pretend that Trump slamming his own country's Intel and refusing to punish Russia won't result in Putin realizing his Russian hacking can continue until no election or government legislation isn't in Putin's control.

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      Yes Dear 4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It is unbelievable how much he gets away with.

      Shows who the real "deep state" is...right wing businessmen (gangstas)

      Thank god this is all coming out...all of it. Or maybe just enough to remove that crime family from our midst.

      Frankly, i dont think we can handle the real truth.

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 4 weeks ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      To some Americans, the Constitution is "just a piece of paper." To others of us, it is the foundation upon which our government was formed and established.

      When Trump goes offshore and all he does is criticize his own government, how much treason is that? How dare he open that moron mouth of his as he stands dressed in the same exact blue jacket as Putin and slam the CIA and FBI?

      How isn't that proof of how much his mistrusts his own government? What else do you call it? Love of government when you want to break it apart by allowing a dry drunk like Bannon or his other "comrades" to pledge loyalty not to their country but to their Supreme High Ruling Leader "Trump?"

      Trump continues to deny hotly and defend Putin. The big question to ask is "WHY?" Why Putin? and...why is "Russia" the only country he sidles up to?

      Why is an easy one for patriotic Americans to answer. We are the ones called "haters" because we see bold, brazen violations of everything that is Constitutional law.

      Allow a money launderer in the White House? Okay by Trump. Allow a traitor like Flynn and his son to commit a federal crime like plotting to kidnap a Turkish/American citzen to hand over to Turkey for big time MOOLAH? Okay by Trump.

      Americans are angry. But now so much at Trump. Most of us knew why the Republicans so desperately needed a belligerant monster like Trump to become Supreme High Ruler. They needed him to undo everything and anything Obama.

      But the real joke is Trump and Putin. These two are playing a game with each other. Trump, always the loser, will be the one who loses but he will take the US government down with him. It is an inevitability when you play the high stakes game of Russian intrigue with a moron like Putin.

      Putin has Trump in the palm of his hand. Trump believes he is hoodwinking Putin. You can see why Trump will lose.

      Trump thinks he can play those fine old CEO games with Putin while Putin is light years ahead of Trump playing for the world's highest stake: Taking down the US government.

      Isn't that what is already happening? All while the Republican Confederacy sits back watching "The South Shall Rise Again" regime work to their benefit.

      One problem: Americans of any decency, respect and love of country will make sure these morons never again fell safe in public. Mob revenge is always the worst.

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      Yes Dear 4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Making jokes about Russian collusion??? Seriously? Man, after 16 years of calling me an America hater, you ALL have a lot of nerve.

      Here---have a taste of a real patriot. A Republican, btw......not a Trumpster:

      "President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and reiterated that he hopes to cooperate with Russia in Syria," McCain, a strong critic of the President, said in a statement. "There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community. There's no 'principled realism' in cooperating with Russia to prop up the murderous Assad regime, which remains the greatest obstacle to a political solution that would bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Vladimir Putin does not have America's interests at heart. To believe otherwise is not only naive but also places our national security at risk."

      --John McCain, US Senator...and veteran

      I'd love to go into Swalwell, Schiff and Murphy....but I can only copy and paste once then everything "poofs"

      Next Hub: What is the Council for National Policy......*hint*: Mercer, Bannon, Conway.....or as you may know them, the Clinton Cash gang

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      Yes Dear 4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Well, there's a person on twitter, called counterchekist....says this:

      "People need to steel themselves. Many “capital crimes” have been committed in KremlinGate. Meaning the death penalty could very well be handed down.

      This is an historic attack on our democracy by our own citizens and an enemy foreign power. Punishments will be severe."

      *****

      They are not getting away with it. And I think our intelligence had to let Hillary lose so they could get Trump and friends in the magnitude of this crime.

      I think things got real when Trump, Pence, Sessions, Flynn etc started showing up on Manaforts tapped phone.

      I don't know who Trump thinks he's messing with, but Putin won't save him. I just hope they crash this party before that thug goes after my Lithuania!....again

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 4 weeks ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      The reality of ignoring election rigging by Russians is what happens next? It is already proven that the Russians DID use cyber tools to rig US elections in several states.

      It is also widely known now with evidence that states like WI "deleted" 34,000 voter registrations, thereby denying these 34,000 voters the right to vote in the 2016 election.

      The only American who refuses to punish the Russians is the only American who benefitted most from Russians meddling into our election: TRUMP.

      The ONLY American who refuses to admit the election were hacked by Russians and Putin is TRUMP.

      He thinks by constantly calling the Special Investigation a "witch hunt," all of the election rigging will just be shoved under the rug.

      But, what happens in 2020? Do we bother to vote when we know our votes mean nothing? Do we end up like VA with massive redistricting that means Republicans win even when the DEMS win by 10 points or more?

      Do we pretend it's okay for a foreign leader to stick his nose into our elections? Do we pretend it's okay for the moron in the White House to continue to sidle up to Putin knowing they will view his leniency as a means of continuing to infiltrate our government? And how won't North Korea see the US as being weak and "open season?"

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      Yes Dear 4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I'm waiting for the despicable roy moore forum thread, since there are a couple people here claim to be against paedophilia.....

      Or is even paedophilia a partisan thing???

      "I'm voting for him anyway....at least it keeps the dem out"

      "I don't care who trump is.....at least we don't have Hillary"

      check your self, why don't you

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      26 people shot dead by a white guy with domestic violence abuse background and a gun.....the president does not call HIM an animal, and the answer from those in charge is "we need more guns"......

      NOT SALUTING THAT

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Counterchekist‏:

      "It was pretty stupid a.) conspiring with an enemy govt; b.) attacking covert action experts after doing so, huh Donald Trump?"

      Resign.

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      This is vindication in a way.

      Many years ago, I mentioned the red mafiya and was promptly called jew hater, bashed, smeared.....

      happens anytime I mention Netanyahu, too.

      Well now we have Trump, who is aligned with these forces, and maybe now speaking on it wont be maligned and smeared, but investigated OBJECTIVELY.

      I am counting on the rule of law to correct this obscene situation we are in.

      Also, the removal of Citizens United and our return to the Fairness Doctrine...which has been lost to us since 1987.

      Ridiculous to be able to BUY and be bombarded with one viewpoint and NO rebuttal. These are PUBLIC airwaves!!

      This is a longtime coming....but certainly not a longtime in the works

      http://www.citjourno.org/

      This, I salute

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      hmmm....so they arrested ben tal-al, who is twitters second largest shareholder....arrested the tv network owners......is this like a Sinclaire "trump is king" take-over????

      how u think vlad got ahead? research it. kill, arrest, CONTROL

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Let me know when America is America again. ll be happy to salute

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "Trump doesn’t understand that in a democratic society bound by the rule of law, presidents cannot decide who is prosecuted or for what."

      .....nope

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Mercer, who funds MAGA, owes 7 billion in taxes......NOT saluting!

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      Yes Dear 5 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

      My grandfather escaped stalin. and Now his money runs the gop...which now runs our gvt. I aint salutin that!

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      Eleanore Ferranti Whitaker 5 weeks ago from Old Bridge, New Jersey

      As the daughter of an Italian immigrant, I was taught what honor, respect and love of country means. To MY father it meant he might not be killed by the then "Black Hand" in Bari, Italy.

      When we pledge allegiance to the flag as Americans, we do what others in other countries also do...honor and respect the values of democracy and freedom.

      If having to do that is such a huge gut wrenching problem, you can always hop a plane. I hear Putin also expects a pledge of allegiance, not to a flag. But to Putin.