One-Liner Wednesday #2

I know I already posted my response to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt, but I couldn’t resist publishing this quote remarkable quote from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“We’ve got lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence.”

It came out at yesterday’s House Select Committee hearing that, in the ongoing attempt to overturn election results in service of Donald Trump’s Big Lie about voter fraud in his defeat by Joe Biden, Rudy Giuliani told the Republican speaker of the Arizona house, Rusty Bowers, “We’ve got lots of theories, we just don’t have the evidence.”

The problem with what Giuliani said to Bowers is that he, Trump, and all of Trump’s liars, knew full well that their “theories” were 100% bullshit, but they kept on pushing the message. And remarkably still do to this day.

Who Won the Week? 06/27/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity 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.

This week’s Who Won the Week Winner is comeuppance. Comeuppance is defined as deserved reward or just deserts, usually unpleasant, as in, “He finally got his comeuppance for his misbehavior.” So who got his just deserts this week? None other than the man who was once known as “America’s Mayor,” Rudy Giuliani.Giuliani, the former personal attorney for ex-President Donald Trump, was suspended Thursday from practicing law in New York. In his role as Trump’s attorney, he had propagated baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and tried to persuade state legislators to override the will of the voters during the 2020 presidential election.

A New York appellate court found that there is uncontroverted evidence that [Giuliani] “communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as Trump’s lawyer and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020.”

The court’s decision went on to say, “These false statements were made to improperly bolster his narrative that, due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client. We conclude that Giuliani’s conduct immediately threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law, pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee.”

Honorable mention this week goes to a gun violence prevention group, Change the Ref. The group released a video in which former NRA president David Keene is seen addressing a stadium of empty chairs. At that time, Keene believed he was speaking to James Madison Academy’s 2021 graduating class. But there is no James Madison Academy and the 3,044 empty chairs Keene was addressing represented children and teenagers who were shot and killed before they could graduate from high school.

Take a moment to read this article, which details this spectacular comeuppance prank and where you can view the video.


What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

Who Won the Week? 11/22/2020

FWWTWIt’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.

As counterintuitive as it might seem, my Who Won the Week designee this week is Rudy Giuliani.Why would I declare Rudy Giuliani, who has transformed himself from America’s Mayor to America’s buffoon, this week’s winner? Quite simply because he epitomizes the hubris of Donald Trump as Trump intensifies his attempts to seize an election victory from the jaws of defeat.

Giuliani is Trump’s $20,000-a-day lawyer. But Rudy has lost every case he’s brought to challenge the outcome of an election that Joe Biden has resoundingly won. Giuliani’s performances, both before the court and before the press, have been an embarrassment to both himself and to Donald Trump, assuming that Trump even knows how to feel embarrassed. Even Fox News Trump apologist Geraldo Rivera said, “What I saw with Rudy Giuliani, who I’ve known for decades, was bizarre, was unfocused.”

So as Trump continues his efforts to undermine Americans’ faith in the democratic process in what can only be described as an American coup, Rudy Giuliani, with his recently applied dark hair dye running down his sweaty cheeks, held another insane, rambling, 90-minute news conference that further illustrated the absurdity of Trump’s quest to destroy America.

I take some measure of relief in the fact that Trump’s and Giuliani’s clown-car side show won’t work and that, on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be America’s president. Thank you, Rudy Giuliani, for making that obvious.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?


In addition to my Who Won the Week post, I have incorporated these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (hubris), Your Daily Word Prompt (seize), and The Daily Spur (relief).

I’m So Tired of this Shit

Tired freelancer man rubbing his eyesI was elated, excited, thrilled, and relieved when Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election four days after Election Day.

Interestingly, Biden’s 306 electoral votes and Trump’s 232 electoral votes in 2020 are the exact inverse of the 2016 presidential election, when Trump received 306 electoral votes to 232 electoral votes for Clinton. And yet, despite receiving almost 3 million fewer votes than Clinton, Trump declared his victory in 2016 to be a “landslide win.”

In 2020, not only was Biden’s victory in the Electoral College a “landslide win,” according to Trump’s own accounting, but Biden also won the popular vote count by almost 6 million. There is no question that Biden won the election and that he will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021.

Yet here it is, almost two weeks since Biden was declared the winner, and Trump and most of his Republican cronies are still in denial. Trump has not conceded and he, his lawyers, and his GOP enablers are doing everything they can to reverse the outcome of the election.

Trump has dispatched Rudy Giuliani and a whole host of lawyers to file nuisance lawsuits in critical swing states alleging bogus charges of widespread voter fraud. Trump is personally calling Republican members of state and local election committees and asking them to not certify the election results in their jurisdictions.

Trump butt-lickers like Lindsey Graham are reaching across state lines to try to persuade state officials to throw out certain ballots in order to reverse the Biden victories in those states.

Meanwhile, media outlets like Fox News continue to support Trump’s false claims and bogus allegations and to rile up their millions of views with the assertion that the Biden win is illegitimate.

I’m so tired of this shit. Americans are tired of this shit. The world is tired of this shit. It’s time for Trump and his minions to accept reality and to stop spreading FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) about the legitimacy of the 2020 election and Biden’s decisive victory. It’s time to move on and let America begin the healing process.

If it’s not already too late.

America’s Mayor

Do you remember when Rudy Giuliani, pictured above, was the highly respected mayor of New York City after 9-11? That tragic event thrust him into the national spotlight and he was even referred to at the time as “America’s Mayor.” Well, Giuliani is back in the spotlight, only this time he’s serving as Donald Trump’s personal attorney in federal court. And he’s making a fool of himself.

Giuliani, who has not argued a case in federal court since 1992, is accusing Democrats in control of big cities with large minority populations, like Philadelphia and Detroit, of hatching a nationwide conspiracy to steal the presidential election from Donald Trump. He is claiming that there is “widespread voter fraud” and that, in addition to Philadelphia, it has occurred in at least ten other jurisdiction around the country. Note that no such evidence of widespread voter fraud has emerged in the two weeks since Election Day.

The objective of Giuliani’s efforts on behalf of the Sore Loser-in-Chief, is to prevent state officials from certifying the vote results. Trump and his lawyers are hoping to reverse the outcome of the elections in key states, like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Just today, Trump’s campaign announced that it will be seeking a partial recount in two highly Democratic counties — Milwaukee and Dane — in Wisconsin.

The Trump campaign and its lawyers are continuing to try to discredit the results of the election, even though it is clear that Trump lost. But legal experts say that there is little chance of that happening in those targeted states, much less being able to overturn the overall election results. In fact, experts from both political parties have publicly stated that the election went well and even international observers agree that were no serious election irregularities.

It is truly amazing how far people like Rudy Giuliani and, for that matter, most of those who have attached themselves to Donald Trump, have fallen. And it’s pathetic that Donald Trump cannot accept the irrefutable truth that he lost the election and would rather sow chaos and trauma upon the American people than graciously accept his defeat.

But then again, when has Donald Trump ever been gracious?