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Top 10 Giuliani Moments in 2020

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Rudolph Giuliani

President Trump top consigliere and Former NYC Mayor Rudolph “The Red Nose” Giuiani continues to amaze. His fall from grace is legendary, but he seems to bask in the limelight. Here’s my top 10 Giuliani’s moments in 2020.
  1. Wearing clown loafers.
  2. Blowing his nose in public and using the same handkerchief to wipe his mouth, forehead, and cheek with it.
  3. Accidentally posting a video of himself being a racist.
  4. Butt-dialing an NBC reporter and heard discussing need for a few hundred thousand dollars and trashing the Bidens.
  5. Being dubbed a grifter for peddling fraud election claims and allegedly asking $20,000 a day for his services.
  6. Caught on camera with hair dye dripping on his face.
  7. Farting twice at Michigan voter fraud hearing.
  8. Holding a conference nearby Fantasy Island Adult Bookstore.
  9. Caught with his hand in his pants in a Borat movie scene.
  10. Getting COVID-19.

December 25, 2020 at 3:43 pm Leave a comment

We The People Have Spoken

You're Fired

 
It’s all over but the shouting. The most contentious presidential election in recent memory is history. Although it’s not official yet, former Vice President Joe Biden won and President Donald Trump lost. Based on the projection released by the Associated Press today, Biden has secured enough electoral votes to capture the presidency.

To his credit, Trump had fought the good fight until the end. He held rallies covering up to five states in a day. I find his stamina and energy amazing considering that he’s just recovered from Covid-19. Sometimes I wonder if his getting infected by the virus were fake. As a master showman, it does help fit his narrative that it’s not as serious as the media and the health experts want us to believe.

Some may attribute his loss to the coronavirus pandemic that it’s still going on with no signs of abating. So far, it has infected over 9 million Americans and caused almost 240,00 deaths. Its economic impact is also staggering with business shutting down and many people losing their jobs.

As an incumbent, Donald Trump could have used the pandemic to his advantage by leading a united front in response to the crisis. But his divisive style of leadership has failed to keep everybody on board. In addition, he has continued to rail against science and health professionals who disagree with his optimistic view that “it’s rounding the turn with or without the vaccine.”

I’m glad that Trump has been denied a second term. The way he has handled the pandemic reflects the other aspects of his presidency which he treats more like a reality show. It’s all about himself and how it would benefit the Trump brand. As a result, his main concern is to make himself look good and serving the country becomes secondary if at all.

Being a sore loser, he discredits the election results. He has filed Hail Mary lawsuits claiming that he has been cheated out of a victory. Without providing any evidence, however, it’s not going to get any traction. At best, his legal maneuverings could only delay the inevitable.

We the people have spoken. Joe Biden won fair and square. On January 20, 2021, he’ll be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States in Washington, D.C.

November 7, 2020 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

This Week’s Photo in the News : Say What?

Gloria Arroyo
Photo Credit: Czar Danceld/Reuters

 
On Jul. 23, former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was elected speaker of the lower house of Congress in her native country. Her reaction when she heard the news was epic.

Scream Painting
Scream Painting/Edvard Munch

 
I don’t know why but it reminds me of Edvard Munch’s famous Scream Painting. It’s maybe because I find it shocking that a politician like her would be back in power considering her tainted past.

In 2001, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo assumed the presidency from Joseph Estrada who was forced out of office and jailed for plunder. She was elected to a full six-year term in 2004 amid allegations of cheating and electoral fraud.

After Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took over the presidency in 2001, corruption got worse and turned into a much bigger tumor. During her administration, Transparency International gave the Philippines a score of 2.5 out of a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the most corrupt.

During her term, she survived three impeachment attempts and several coup plots. Following the end of her term, she was arrested and put in detention for allegedly misusing state funds while in office.

In 2016, Arroyo declined Pres. Duterte’s offer for pardon. The Supreme Court finally acquitted her of plunder for “insufficiency of evidence” and set her free.

Time will tell if she’ll used this opportunity to redeem herself and make amends for her sins in the past.

July 26, 2018 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment

Unexpected Outcome

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I knew it would be close, but I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win. I wasn’t alone. I think he and most of the people who voted for him didn’t expect it either. All the polls pointed to a Hillary Clinton victory. What could have been her coronation ended up as the most devastating loss in U.S. politics.

I thought I’d see in my lifetime a woman break the glass ceiling and become the first female president. It looks like wishful thinking now.

Among the candidates, she was the most qualified for the office based on more than 30 years in public service. But it wasn’t enough. Although she won the popular vote, she didn’t get the 270 electoral votes to propel her to victory.

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November 11, 2016 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

A Vote for Clinton

Hillary Clinton for President
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In less than a week, the 2016 presidential election will be held. I don’t know about you, but I have already decided whom I’m going to vote. I’m casting my ballot for Democratic standard-bearer Hillary Clinton.

Among the candidates, I think she is the best qualified with over 30 years in public service that included stints as First Lady of the United States, New York Senator, and Secretary of State. She is tough, smart, and experienced enough to become the leader of the free world.

I know. I know. For somebody like me who loves to travel light, you’re wondering why I would choose somebody carrying a lot of baggage.

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November 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm 4 comments

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