We Need Rescue

American needs rescue on so many fronts…we have hackers, Cyberattacks ensconced in Russia under Putin’s okay making millions of dollars from American companies paying ransom…they’ve recently hit us where we live…the Colonial gas pipeline which affected Alabama, Delaware, DC, Georgia, parts of Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and us here in Pennsylvania…more recently a meat packing company which supplies one fifth of our meat nationally…it’s not only happening here in America but around the world…they’ve been doing this for years, having started with hospitals and healthcare organizations…and now our government systems…what’s been called the SolarWinds Hack affected major firms like Microsoft and top US government agencies, including parts of the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Treasury — were attacked. So were private companies, like Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, and Deloitte, and other organizations like the California Department of State Hospitals, and Kent State University, as reported by the Wall Street Journal…we have the most serious assault on our democracy…from within…the repugnant Republicans perpetuating the “Big Lie”…obstructing the January 6 Commission from being formed…and have the “fraudit” in Arizona’s Maricopa County…with a ‘delegation’ from Pennsylvania lead by Sens. Doug Mastriano and Cris Dush, and Rep. Rob Kauffman…looking at Arizona as the model for an audit of Pennsylvania’s ballots…”a model for Republicans in other states hoping to turn up evidence supporting conspiracy theories”…we have trump obsessed in Florida with his losing the 2020 elections…becoming more obsessed, stating he will be reinstated to the White House in August…however that is going to happen?…we have Michael “lock him up” Flynn calling for a military coup…who later walked back his comments…we have the likes of Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz ( who has his own problems, now being investigated for obstruction of justice besides sex trafficking of a minor ) being the spokespersons for the repugnant Republicans in “America First rallies”…calling the Arizona audit ground-zero for trump’s having won the 2020 election…trump delusion based on nothing…no evidence of voting irregularities…no evidence of election fraud…the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) tells us “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”…Chris Krebs, the head of CISA, put it: “TLDR: America, we have confidence in the security of your vote, you should, too. There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised.”…Krebs was later fired by trump, who didn’t like the declaration…we are now in deep trouble…we all should be worried about what’s happening in state legislatures around the country…here in Pennsylvania, we have the state senator, Doug Mastriano, whose campaign spent thousands of dollars on charter buses to Washington D.C. for the January 6 insurrection…or in his case, rally…Mastriano has repeatedly stoked unfounded voter fraud claims since the 2020 election…and now he’s in Arizona looking at the “fraudit” as a model for back home in Pennsylvania…this is a guy who wants to governor…we’re in deep trouble…just one thing after another…Pence today had nothing to say about the “hang Mike Pence” being yelled at the insurrection…from Politico by Myah Ward: “In his second public address since leaving office, former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday put a little space between himself and his ex-boss, saying he and former President Donald Trump might never “see eye to eye” on the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Pence called it a “dark day in the history of the United States” and thanked the U.S. Capitol Police and other law enforcement for quelling the violence. He didn’t mention the insurrection in his first post-vice-presidency speech, in South Carolina in April.

“And that same day, we reconvened the Congress and did our duty under the Constitution and the laws of the United States,” Pence said on Thursday at the Hillsborough County Republican Committee’s annual Lincoln-Reagan Awards Dinner in Manchester, N.H., referring to the counting of Electoral College votes. “You know, President Trump and I have spoken many times since we left office. And I don’t know if we’ll ever see eye to eye on that day, but I will always be proud of what we accomplished for the American people over the last four years.”

He then accused Democrats of using the Capitol riot to divide the country and distract Americans from the Biden administration’s agenda.

“We must move forward,” Pence said.

Pence’s relationship with Trump has been rocky since the insurrection, after the then-vice president went against Trump’s public demands that he help overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Pence’s mention of Jan. 6 wasn’t the only time the former vice president hinted at his differences with Trump on Thursday.

“Some people think we’re a little different,” Pence said, drawing laughs from the crowd. “But I think what President Trump showed us was what Republicans can accomplish when our leaders stand firm on conservative principles and don’t back down.”…Pence trying to ingratiate himself to trump, who couldn’t give one fig for Pence…Pence speaking from under the bus he was thrown under…making his bid for running for president in 2024…ridiculous…Pence the “Caspar Milktoast” he is…trump conservative?…that’s laughable…

not only do we have numerous barrels of toxic waste under water off the California coast near Catalina, but we now hear about San Onofre Nuclear Plant, shut down but holding tons of toxic waste right on the beach…on what was called Earthquake Bay…and posed a danger to the 8 million people living nearby…ugh!…

and what did they accomplish?…besides giving the super rich tax cuts and running America into the ground…locking up and separating children from their parents at the border and corrupting every facet of our government…we see today the Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, trump’s appointee, still in that office being investigated by the FBI in connection with past fundraising for trump…and we all know how he gutted the Post Office service by cutting overtime hours, removing sorting machines from Post Offices and removing collection boxes among other things to disrupt mail-in voting…add his name to the other corrupt individuals appointed by trump simply because they contributed to his coffers…every day it’s something…we need rescue…even our post offices need rescue…

the more I write about this situation, the more I get upset…it’s the “throwing away our umbrella in the rain because we’re not getting wet” situation…this morning, I hopped into action…action I’ve been putting off for days…a holiday Monday does make the week fly by…did laundry, changed the sheets, cleaned the bathroom ( not that it was so dirty )…and later on went for a walk…it looked grey and I should have taken an umbrella with me..unfortunately I got caught in the rain… on the way back…I stood under a tree, getting less wet if I tried to walk back home…called Pam but she was too far away…Jim came to the rescue…just before the person living in the house whose tree I was standing under came out to get me an umbrella…his good deed for the day…Jim to the rescue…we need to be rescued from the “rain” falling on America all this year…Heaven help us…

After touting the Trump administration’s moves on key talking points like immigration, trade, the economy and election integrity, Pence bashed President Joe Biden for what he called “campaigning as a moderate” and then governing as the “most liberal president since FDR.”

Since leaving office, Pence has worked with the Heritage Foundation and Young America’s Foundation. He has now made appearances in two key presidential swing states as he weighs a 2024 bid for the White House.

 

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