Peaceful Demonstration

“How long have we been stuck in this stinking hellhole?” Barry asked.

“I don’t know, I’ve lost track of time,” Gary answered. “Days? Weeks?”

“This is all your fault, you asshole,” Barry said. “I didn’t want to go to that goddam anti-Trump rally in the first place, but you were vehement. You said it was our civic duty. You were always such a goddam idealistic dreamer.”

“How was I to know that Trump and Barr would call out some sort of secret paramilitary force and have them round us all up, arrest us, and toss us in jail?” Gary asked.

“You should have known, dammit,” Barry said. “As soon as you saw that group of armed counter protesters waving their confederate flags and marching almost arm-in-arm those federal stormtroopers, you should have seen the handwriting on the wall.”

“Look, Barry, you may be willing to wave your constitutionally guaranteed rights as a citizen to peacefully demonstrate?” Gary said, “That’s your choice. So go ahead and call the damn guard and denounce me and the rest of us as being guilty of sedition. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to stop fighting to restore what was once our free and fair country. I’d rather being hanged for sedition than live another day in Trump’s America.

Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (hole), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vehement), The Daily Spur (dreamer), Word of the Day Challenge (wave), and Your Daily Word Prompt (sedition).

Who Won The Week? 05/10/2020

10CC3057-4EEA-4C80-B8C1-700C0FC6C906It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

DF8FEB61-B0E0-4A31-8BF7-287973EF537FThis week I an reluctantly picking Michael Flynn as the recipient of my coveted Who Won the Week award. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Flynn, he is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who was briefly the National Security Advisor to Donald Trump before being fired just 24 days after assuming that role.

Flynn joined the Trump campaign in 2016 and is remembered for leading the “Lock her up” chants about Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton. After Trump’s unexpected victory in the 2016 election, he appointed Flynn to the position of National Security Advisor.

But Flynn ultimately pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the transition. He admitted to having had conversations Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States as he and the rest of President-elect Donald Trump’s camp waited in the wings early in 2017.

Flynn also failed to declare that during the campaign, he was also serving as a paid political consultant to the government of Turkey and was lobbying on that country’s behalf.

Even though Flynn twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with the Russian government, Trump and many Republican allies painted Flynn as an innocent victim of a justice system run amok.

And this week, the “Justice” Department, under the leadership of Attorney General and Trump ass-kisser and presidential protector, Bill Barr, inexplicably decided to drop the charges against Flynn. That abandonment of the Flynn case is a political windfall for Trump, who had been talking about pardoning Flynn.A191C386-007C-4C81-B1C5-2191BC95EFD8So, Michael Flynn, who was still awaiting sentencing for his crimes, was granted a get out of jail free card, and yet another corrupt Donald Trump crony got off scot-free.

So much for the rule-of-law in America.

And now it’s your turn, folks. Who (or what) do you think won the week?