Posts by William B. Turner

No Special Rights for Conservative Christians

William B. Turner Multiple reports have emerged indicating that the Trump administration has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of a baker who has challenged a Colorado civil rights law that threatened him with  a penalty for refusing to bake a cake for a same sex wedding. Taking this position requires his…

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Your Friend and Mine, the U.S. Constitution

William B. Turner A recent story relayed the deplorable news about widespread ignorance in the U.S. public about our Constitution.  This is a sad and deeply regrettable fact.    Even worse, we now have a so called president who exhibits near total ignorance of the Constitution, despite having taken an oath to “support” it (Article…

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Trump Mental Health Denial Syndrome

William B. Turner Representative Jamie Raskin (D (duh) – MD) and Tom Steyer, the billionaire who has decided to take on the so called president, have decided to hold a press conference with four psychiatrists who have been very clear that they have a very poor opinion of the Donald’s mental health. They focused heavily…

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Charmless Reagan

William B. Turner “He likes short briefings and asks few questions.”  Time magazine used these words to describe Ronald Reagan in December 1986 as the Iran Contra scandal unfolded.   One could say much the same thing about the so called president, Donald Trump.  The two men have a lot in common.  Both got their…

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Bad Nixon, Bad McCarthy

William B. Turner Life in the Trump administration has had a sickening sense of deja vu about it. Despite having lived through Watergate, the scandal that ended when President Richard Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee voted out articles of impeachment because of overwhelming evidence that Nixon had tried to use the CIA to…

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I Love a Parade

William B. Turner Multiple reports have stated that the so called president has ordered the U.S. military to put on a parade on his behalf. Please tell me you’re joking. This is ridiculous and excessive, and we should all call our members of Congress and express our strong opposition to this ridiculous idea. We should…

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White Sycophants Wanted

William B. Turner Okay, he has hired a few black sycophants. One, Omarosa Manigault, recently got fired. The other, Ben Carson, has been proving his loyalty to the Trump brand lately by funneling federal contracts to relatives. His bad luck that only the president gets to enrich his family members by hiring them for jobs…

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Cult of Personality, II

  William B. Turner The reason a cult of personality has grown up around the so called president is that he has actively encouraged it, and because enough people have been dumb enough to fall for it. That he got his initial fame in a “reality TV” show is only part of the problem. Trump…

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Dual Lies

William B. Turner For some time now, Republicans have been promoting two items: their recent tax cut and the Nunes memo. Being good Republicans, their misrepresentations of both are essentially lies. If you hear Republican hype, you can bet some gross misrepresentation, or lie, is coming down the pike. Paul Ryan tweeted, then deleted, a…

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