Endangered Species

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I don’t understand gun obsession or why anyone feels they need an automatic weapon to make themselves feel like a man. I can only assume they’re overcompensating for something very tiny in their lives. So if I can’t understand gun worship, I’m never going to get why some feel the need to kill something just to kill it…and the rarer the creature the better. But then again, anyone who needs to kill something beautiful just to kill it is an asshole.

This brings us to the Trump boys. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric love to shoot and kill things. The bigger the better. The rarer the better. Typically, their “hunts” involve shooting creatures on preserves where they’re lead by a guide. Basically, you’re shooting an animal in a fence. In the past, they’ve posted photos of buffalo, elephants, and leopards they killed. In one pic, DJTJ is holding the tail he cut off an elephant he killed. How macho.

Recently, Donald Trump Jr. shot an argali sheep in Mongolia. The argali sheep is extremely rare and shooting and killing them is controversial in Mongolia. To legally kill one, you have to be rich and politically connected.  It helps if you’re a trust-fund baby.

Funny thing about DJTJ killing this animal: He did so BEFORE he acquired a permit allowing him to kill it. After killing it, he got a meeting with the president. The permit was granted AFTER DJTJ had left the nation.

Now, an animal-protection group and a government watchdog group have filed separate requests asking four government agencies to investigate and produce documents regarding Trump Jr.’s Mongolian hunting excursion.

The Center for Biological Diversity sent a two-page letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday, alerting the agency that Trump Jr. may have violated Mongolian laws by reportedly killing a rare argali sheep without a permit.

Tanya Sanerib, the Center’s international legal director and an attorney, wrote, “If Mongolian law was violated when the argali was killed, then U.S. officials must ensure the poor animal doesn’t end up in the U.S. as a Trump wall hanging.”

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington requested records from the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, and Department of the Interior seeking information on the cost of the trip to taxpayers, communication between Trump Jr. and Mongolian officials and documents Trump Jr. may have filed to import the big-game trophy, including its massive corkscrew horns.

I’m sure each of these departments will get right on that.

As it turns out, Mongolia’s ambassador to the U.S. and its foreign minister were hanging out at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort during Easter weekend, at the same time Trump Jr. was there. But don’t worry because Donald Trump made a big deal about “pay-for-play” regarding the Clinton Foundation, so I’m sure none of that was transpiring during Easter weekend or ever with his extremely ethical family.

If Santa was planning to land his endangered reindeer on the Trump’s roof, the only thing that’d stop the Trump boys from killing them would be if they couldn’t get a guide to hold their hands. You know they’re too wimpy to climb up there on their own.

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Carl Bernstein, the former reporter for The Washington Post who broke the Watergate story with Bob Woodward says, “what we are watching in the Trump presidency is worse than Watergate.” The reason he believes it’s worse, and I agree, is because “the system worked in Watergate.”

Bernstein said, “The heroes of Watergate were Republicans who demanded that the president be held accountable, who demanded that he be transparent, who demanded to know what did the president know and when did he know it, and who conducted bipartisan investigation that led, in fact, to understanding and finding out what Nixon had done. Whereas the Republicans on Capitol Hill thus far, have done almost everything they can to impede and undermine legitimate investigation.”

It’s worse today, partly because, as Bernstein says, “Donald Trump is a demonstrable authoritarian in terms of his rhetoric, in terms of whipping up his base. Nixon did not do anything similar to that.” But, it’s also worse because today there are no Republican heroes.

Republicans, even the Lindsey Grahams, Jim Jordans, and Matt Gaetzs know Donald Trump is a horrible president and human being. They know he’s racist, corrupt, and stupid. They know the man is dangerous but they’d rather play into the cult base of Trump than risk the political danger of protecting their country. They’re not Americans or even Republicans first. They’re cultists.

All except Justin Amash. Amash is a Michigan Republican serving in Congress and so far, he’s the only Republican there to even suggest that Donald Trump has committed offenses that rose to the level of impeachment. His Republican colleagues unanimously praised his courage, principles, and integrity.

Just kidding.

First, Trump called him a “loser,” so congratulations to Amash for that. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said his comments were “very disturbing” and that Amash voted more with Nancy Pelosi than with him. Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, accused Amash of “parroting” Democratic talking points. Racist Republican and recipient of a Trump pardon, Dinesh D’Souza called Amash a “useful idiot for the left.”

Kentucky Republican House member Thomas Massey defended Amish’s right to diverge from his party but told a reporter, “When you quote me, just make sure people understand I disagree.”

Amash has done two things no Republican in the House has done. He says the offenses are impeachable and he read all 448 pages of the Mueller Report.

Republicans are cowards, and for that matter, so is the majority of House Democrats.

Democrats know Trump obstructed justice. They know he deserves to be impeached even though it won’t get by the Republican cowards in the Senate. But just like Republicans, they’re afraid of how it’ll affect them politically.

Amash is already facing a primary challenger and will certainly have to deal with Trump campaigning against him. Democrats are afraid impeaching Trump will hurt them politically, cost them the White House and the Senate, and maybe even lose the House. There is a serious risk that impeachment will fatigue the nation. But, maybe Democrats should overlook the politics of it and do what’s right, which would be impeaching Trump.

Donald Trump should be impeached. He is a criminal and has committed crimes that are much more heinous than lying about receiving oral sex from an intern. Democrats should make sure history books show that at least one party stood up and defended the nation. Let history document that one party had political courage.

The nation was opposed to impeaching Clinton and Republican approval dropped faster than HBO subscriptions after the series finale of Game of Thrones. Yet, in the next election, they retained the House (only by three seats), lost seats but retained the Senate if you count the vice-president’s tie-breaking vote, and won the White House. Granted, they didn’t win the popular vote and needed the Supreme Court to take the White House, but they still got it.  OK, that may not be a good example since the Democrats don’t have the Supreme Court to help steal an election.

The United Nations reported that over one million species are threatened with extinction. Typically, extinction is not something Republicans worry about unless it’s their own. The proud patriotic Republican elephant who stands for law and order, demands oversight and accountability from a president, puts our nation before Russia and their party is facing extinction and is being replaced by hyenas, jackals, slugs, butt-burrowers, and shitweasels.

We need to step back and admire them before they’re all gone. For that matter, admire political courage too…before it’s all gone.

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