Camelot It Ain’t Gonna Be

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

True both rich and led lives
Of well-to-do good looking young men
Both with beautiful wives
Handsome family
And ladies on the side.

Both had a connection to the Mob and to Roy Cohn.  Both whose fathers were, shall we say, more autocrat than aristocrat, no way were they blue bloods. And both succeeded to the presidency with the assistance of an adoring press, or at least a media obsessed with them.

But there the parallel tale of the two ends. Do not look for high minded public service to be invoked in this inauguration speech, nor for young people to flock enthusiastically to go to the ends of the earth and out into space to do good for humanity.

No, we are no longer in, nor even near, that simply “more congenial spot for happily ever after than … Camelot”

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Abogados Beware

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

What with the violent behavior such as “Donald Trump Supporters Scream Nazi Salute, ‘Light the Motherf–ker On Fire’ at Black Lives Matter Supporter” (described by the wrap from last December) and the shouts of “lock her up” and “execute her” of a similar mob reported by msn last Friday, it’s not inconceivable that their next chant come post-election day (whether they win or lose) will be to do in those who believe in the rule of law and upholding the constitution.

Although “kill all the lawyers” is usually said in jest, these days you can’t be so sure.

Revolutions, insurrections, coups and such have generally begun this way.  Same-o same-o sentiments ran rampant even back when the Bard penned the line and as the wall street journal noted:
The line comes from Shakespeare’s “Henry VI, Part 2” and is spoken by Dick the Butcher, the dopey henchman of rebel leader Jack Cade.
According to the attorneys’ interpretation—one supported by many but not all English scholars—Shakespeare’s point is to portray lawyers as the guardians of the rule of law who stand in the way of a fanatical mob.

It could be argued that Shakespeare was tapping into fears of insurrection and civil unrest among the noble classes. But, he said, the proliferation of lawyers also generated resentment among commoners who couldn’t afford them and viewed them as aligned with the powerful elite.

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Cubbie Win Portends the Mother of all Miracles: a Woman in the White House!

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

As USA Today Sports proclaimed:
CLEVELAND –  It was the moment that time stood still, the earth quit spinning, and a beleaguered but loyal fan base stopped breathing.

Finally, after 108 years, the miracle everyone has been awaiting actually happened Wednesday.

The Chicago Cubs, after one of the most dramatic World Series games played, are your 2016 World Series champions.

Go ahead and pinch yourself, America, the baseball miracle of all miracles finally happened and quoted political blogger Ken Rudin:

“When the World Series goes to a Game 7, if the American League team wins, Republicans win the White House. If the National League team wins, Democrats win the White House,” he wrote.

To prove his point, he added this list:
1972 (AL team wins) — Nixon (R)
1968 (AL team wins) — Nixon (R)
1964 (NL team wins) — Johnson (D)
1960 (NL team wins) — Kennedy (D)
1956 (AL team wins) — Eisenhower (R)
1952 (AL team wins) — Eisenhower (R)
1940 (NL team wins) — Roosevelt (D)
1924 (AL team wins) — Coolidge (R)

That means Wednesday night’s seven game win by the Cubs of the National League over the American League Cleveland Indians favors a Clinton win.

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Investigate the Investigators? Who, How, When and Why?

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

Or as they use to say quis custodiet ipsos custodies?

Should the questionable actions of the FBI possibly violating the law by tampering with the election be investigated? Should a Special Prosecutor be appointed by the Attorney General and, if so, when? My druthers would be today, immediately if not before in order to stem a dangerous turn toward damaging our democracy.

But who is above reproach, beyond bias and not tainted with today’s scandals? Perhaps someone like retired SCOTUS Justices Sandra Day O’Connor or David Souter, both appointees by Republican presidents and one a former prosecutor.

How should this mess be approached, how soon in your opinion and who would you appoint if you were AG Lynch?

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