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No Joy in Mudville

Broke Donald Trump

There is no joy in Mudville tonight.

As I watched things de-evolve in the Trump orbit, I did begin to think that perhaps there are people who are really above the law.  Nixon chimed:  Well, if the President does it, it’s not il-legal.  And yet, it was not so much the crime that brought him down; It was the cover-up.

Howard Baker asked the most important question during the Nixon probe:  What did the President know, and when did he know it?  But Trump’s own tweets made him self-impeachable.  He told us that all he had was a nice conversation with the President of the Ukraine.  When he said he would release the transcripts, I figured they would be doctored.  In fact, they were not.  They were  the smocking gun.

The Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) decision, whether we agree or dis-agree, is the premise we have all operated under since the Watergate scandal.  You can’t indict a sitting President. 

So worried were the framers of our Constitution over the abuses of the President, they gave use but one option: impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanours.  They left the language deliberately vague.  The only prescription they gave us was the nuclear one.  The I-Word.  Impeachment.

This is a road, very less traveled.  Only Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton have faced impeachment proceedings.  Now a fourth is added to the list:  Donald J. Trump.  Three of these, all within my lifetime, and yours.   At this time, there are in-sufficient votes in the US Senate, who will try Articles of Impeachment, brought by the House of Representatives.  But it behooves us to look at how quickly things disintegrated for Mr. Nixon. 

The evidence is not complete.  The court of public opinion gets their say as well.  I encourage you to write to your representatives nd voice your opinion, whether yea, or nay.  I have already done so.

This is a journey that I wish we as a nation, did not have to travel.  But we must.  The sanctity of our union, and dare I say, that of our Constitution, are at stake here. 

No.  There is no joy in Mudville.   For you, the might Trump, has struck out.

original copy
September 25, 2019
(Ironically, the same day Spiro Agnew asked to be Impeached).

Wayno Guerrini

An Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada

June 11, 2018

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A6

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau:

I want to apologise to you and the Canadian citizenry at large, for the shameful disrespect and open hostility U.S. President Donald Trump has displayed to you personally, and all of Canada.

Canada has always stood by her American ally. Anyone with a modicum of education, knows that Canada did NOT burn down the Whitehouse in the War of 1812. Under Trump’s leadership, the United States has alienated all her friends. The administration policies, do NOT reflect the value and core beliefs of this once proud nation. A cloud of suspicion hangs over the President who seems unencumbered by truth, ethics, and moral character.

A state of hostility exists between our nations. Economies are global. There is no reason to punish Canada, Mexico or any nation with tariffs. The economics of tariffs as you know, are a tax on consumers. The U.S. Government is filled with Crony Capitalism. As one journalist said, Crapitalism. The government now determines supply and cost.

My interests in Canada are personal.

Your priorities are distilled into protecting Canada, and its citizens from harm, whether that be physical, or economic. I believe Canada and Mexico have been diligent partners in negotiating a new NAFTA accord. I would not blame you (or Mexico) from walking away. I have always found Canada to be polite and reasonable. That can not be said of the current political landscape that exists in these former United States.

I am neither Democrat, or Republican. I am an Independent, whose dissent is quashed by current political underpinning. I wrote to you, to let you know Canada still has friends in America.

Rex Murphy said it best: “Twitter is NOT a conduit of enlightenment.” Q.E.D.


Wayne Guerrini

One Man’s Opinion: The Removal of Donald J. Trump

I have put the unity of the people first. I have put it ahead of any divisive partnership…It is true that a house divided against itself by the spirit of faction, a party of region, religion, race, is a house that cannot stand. There is division in the American House now. There is divisiveness amongst us all tonight. So I would ask all Americans whatever their personal interests are concerned, to guard against divisiveness and all its ugly consequences.”

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States March 31, 1968

This is an excerpt from LBJ’s now infamous, “I will not run” speech. It’s message is poignant today. In my 65 plus years on this planet, I have never seen our country so divided so completely torn asunder, as I have in these last few months of the current presidency.

Rather than trying to unite a divided country, Mr. Trump seems Hell-bent on destroying any modicum of reconciliation or unity. We have become a nation focused on differences. What divides us. Not what unites us. We have always been a nation of independence. Now we are a nation that has become increasingly and alarmingly, isolationist.

Mr. Trump singlehandedly, is the “Divider-in-Chief” as the Washington Post so aptly reminds us.

Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker said:It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.” Yet the Whitehouse staff remained inquisitively silent. The silence deafens the ears with a resounding crescendo. Yet its absence gives pulse to introspection. Introspection that causes sickness, and a disquieting of the soul.

I have stared into the face of dementia. I know what it looks like. I know what it does. How it robs. How it descends into crazy ramblings. Finally a silence as the voice and power to speak are taken. Nancy Reagan pegged it as “The long goodbye.” It was heart-wrenching as my father went through this process. It is NOT an evil to be wished upon anyone. It was a time for my family to come together, and honour the man whose hands ensured there was a roof over our head, and food on the table. It was a time to unite. Not shun.

This is the greatest fallacy of America. We are distrustful, divisive, and dismissive of those that are different.  Subjects become objects.  Racism 101.   Instead of welcoming dissent, some want to quash it. NOW!

I can no longer remain silent. I have seen the descent of dementia. I recognize those symptoms in Donald J. Trump.

This is a clarion call to the members of the current administration’s cabinet, and members of our Congress, to remove Mr. Trump from office. If you refuse to act, this nation will become severely isolationist. Severely divided. Severely dismissive.

When is the right time to have this conversation? We must move forward as a nation. That means removing the cloud of suspicion and allegations, and bring respect back to the Whitehouse. That gentlemen…is your domain. You must swallow hard, and remove the current President, through either the impeachment process, or invocation of the 25th Amendment.

How many rants, raves, and embarrassing tweets, must this nation endure? Canadian Journalist Rex Murphy was spot on when he said: “Twitter is not a conduit of enlightenment.”

Original Copy by,

Wayne Guerrini

October 13, 2017