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Trained Monkeys

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Hidden Message

The Wizard of Oz is a favored movie of many child-hoods.

In fact, it was a must-watch in my family until just recently, when we discovered that we were sick to death of it!!

"Harrrr, rrufffff"-- Cowardly Lion.

But, did we really get the meaning of it?

I'm sure we all knew of sweet, innocent Dorothy, and the mean, wicked witch...but what exactly was this about?:"It's always best to start at the beginning -- and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road."--Glinda the Good Witch

Yellow Brick Road, and Ruby Red Slippers...magic slippers, at that. IF Dorothy could remember the magic formula--she was on her way home...

And IF she could over-come the obstacles in her way: she would conquer her fears.

Joy in Life!

unconditional love

unconditional love

Age Old Enemy

The main obstacles in her way are the Trained Monkeys; those awful, deranged, smirking, gibbering employees of the Wicked Witch.

Chattering all the time, snickering at Dorothy and her growing circle of friends: Whose human qualities have been lost, somehow to be regained.....

THIS is the point of trying to stop them.

The goal of the Trained Monkeys is to prevent Dorothy and her friends from finding their former glory.

For, once they find it, they will realize that the Wicked Witch-- with all her powers of magic and delusion, is no match for an honest, open heart.

Devilish Players

Now, here is where the subterfuge comes in.

The job of the monkeys, then and now, is to prevent humans from reclaiming their wonderously awesome heritage of Love, Home and Family.

Wicked Witch, it seems, has to BUY her family, and her love.

>>> Her home, by the way, is quite awsome<<<

Castle of Doom

appears insurmountable

appears insurmountable

Beauty Can Deceive

illusions blind and put to sleep

illusions blind and put to sleep

Don't Be Fooled

The tricks of the Wicked Witch are to send fear and confusion; to make Dorothy--and us, forget our unique human Divinity and place in the Universe.

The ultimate destination: Emerald City, is where we find the true meaning of life, by cutting through the illusion.

See My Power?



Sympathy For the Devil

I try and envision it from the point of view of the Monkeys....getting paid to do someone else's dirty work....

Now where is the pride and dignity in that?

Think of all the time and energy spent, simply following the instructons of a mad woman, doing as they are told.

Perhaps driven by the fear of loss of income, or even worse....death.

On a certain level, I can feel sorry for them: The brainless stooges who work for the Dark Side.

But on another level, I want to slap them silly--tell them to wake up!

Their destiny is being led by another: their hopes and dreams constrained by the lure of easy money.

Step Right Up!

beware the know-it-all

beware the know-it-all

Modern Day Barkers

Lest one think the Trained Monkeys exist only in the Wizard of, my friends, we are saturated with them here, in the political spheres of these United States of America.

It's not necessarily only politics where the monkeys thrive: It's religion and social issues as well.

But--their main thrust of illusion is in the political realm.

They work for those who seduce with platitudes and promises.....Follow their Yellow Brick Road, and you will reach nirvana: freedom and independence and riches beyond your wildest dreams.

The problem with this road, however, is that the bricks are tarnished and slippery; tread upon by those who seek to denigrate, not uplift.

Passengered by salesmen and carnival barkers, hawking their phony goods, which in their case, is the envisioned future of this great country we call home.

Trust in Yourself

you have the power

you have the power

We Create Our Own Destiny

They'll tell you all kinds of things to distract you from what you really need: a Heart, some Courage and a Brain.

They'll tell you your home is going to be attacked: To strike fear.

They'll tell you you're house is dirty: To make you ashamed.

And they'll tell you your freedom is worth selling out for Gold.

Now, here is where Glinda's words come in......Go back to the beginning:

Remember who you are: A kind, caring person, living in a kind, caring nation.

Your treasures were built with the courage and intelligence it took to make it here.

The only way you can hold on to them is through love.

Don't listen to the Flying Monkeys.

Follow your own way home.


This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2013 Leslie McCowen


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 24, 2021:

Lol, like clockwork….

Texas goes after same sex marriage……

As with abortion……what possible business is it of gvt to decide who can and can’t get married?

And Btw, a Texas woman had an ectopic pregnancy, needed an emergency abortion, and couldn’t get help anywhere in Texas. She had to drive twelve hours to New Mexico, and she could have died.

So much for freedom, liberty and justice for Texas women. Next comes Texas gays.

Second class citizens…..but everyone is created equal right?


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 20, 2021:

“Tuesday: The military gets an extra $10 billion added to its $725 billion budget after ending a war.

Wednesday: The $9 billion-a-year plan for free community college is cut from the budget.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 11, 2021:

The derp state.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 10, 2021:

Imagine, this guy has power over you.

Think you’d feel “free”?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 07, 2021:

“DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 is reportedly a member of Russian military intelligence”

“More evidence ties alleged DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 to Russian intelligence”


A user named colorfulone posted this stuff everyday during the 2016 campaign.

She went from despising Trump, to worshipping him. Very odd.

I’m not crazy… are. *wink*

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 07, 2021:

Hi darkone, as I call her. She was posting guccifer 2 every day here during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Sandi Bachom:

“I've been following the MAGAs for 4 years. At one Trump rally in Milwaukee a QAnon guy said he got into it through 4 Chan AND Guccifer 2.0 and yes I have that on camera.”

Guy on horseback drastically changed his views on trump, started shilling for him, has since removed all hubs and disappeared.

I just knew there is shady shit going on here.

It’s Maga central……why?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 04, 2021:

Oh poor martyr Ashley Babbitt….NOT.

“Among the thousands of responses was an angry tweet from a 35-year-old air force veteran in San Diego.

“No the fuck you will not!” Ashli Babbitt replied to Harris. “No masks, no you, no Biden the kid raper, no vaccines...sit your fraudulent ass down…we the ppl bitch!”

Babbitt’s Twitter account shows a woman deeply engaged for months with a conspiracy theory that painted Democratic lawmakers as evil pedophiles.

Her social media also showed posts skeptical of masks and public health measures. She had responded with fury to an alert in early December that California public health officials were reinstating a stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which was surging in southern California: “This is that commie bullshit.”

On Twitter, Babbitt had been sharing messages urging people like herself to take action, with messages like: “Your government doesn’t fear you anymore. That needs to change. ASAP.”

Babbitt also had a history of confrontational behavior. In 2016, she was charged with reckless endangerment, dangerous driving and malicious property damage in Maryland, but she was later acquitted, according to court records. A former girlfriend of Babbitt’s husband wrote in the application for a protection order against Babbitt that Babbitt had followed her in a car and rear-ended her three times, multiple news outlets reported.

“She was screaming at me and verbally threatening,” the complaint states.


Sounds to me like a violent person full of rage. And, an enemy combatant of the Jan 6 insurrection against the USG.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

“The mob was going to come through the door; there was a lot of members and staff that were in danger at the time,” the Oklahoma Republican congressman Markwayne Mullin said, according to Fox News.

He defended the police officer’s decision to shoot Babbitt: “His actions will be judged in a lot of different ways moving forward, but his actions I believe saved people’s lives even more. Unfortunately, it did take one, though.”

“If you feel like you gave the majority of your life to your country and you’re not being listened to, that is a hard pill to swallow. That’s why she was upset.”



Like what? She didn’t want to wear a mask? She believed Qanon, so she’s justified?

Not a chance in hell.

So, what should women do whose rights are being taken away by republicans?

Storm their offices with intent to kill?

Are you frikkin nuts?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 03, 2021:

Leonard Leo is CNP AND Federalist Society. He’s big power. But we never hear “Leo wants to chip people and created the virus so people will die”, do we?

Like Tupac said years ago…..”If the Illuminat is so secret, how come you know about them?”

Then again, maybe they now think they have cover to actually come out of the shadows?

“Big protest in D.C. on January 6th,” Mr. Trump tweeted on Dec. 19. “Be there, will be wild!”

Roger Stone, protected by Oath Keepers, Jan 6

“You know I’m a Zionist, right?”

Why did he feel the need to say that? C’mon…..”Judeo Christian” rule is what they’re after.

Zionist+ Nazi= White, Bible god rule. IMO. What don’t you get?

Russian Orthodox Church is in league with Putin, too.

Anyway….I think it’s funny to see big bad lefties blamed for everything. For god sakes…..where are your eyeballs?

What “leftist” sits at the head of any gvt seeking to seize power over the world?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 02, 2021:

“Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to let billionaires buy up all major media and then consolidate and then curate a more billionaire friendly “news.”



Here we are with the narrative, “progressives are stopping the bills”…..“Manchin and Synema are stopping the bills”……

Finally, Jen Psaki stated the obvious. “Why don’t you ask republicans why they won’t vote for it? McCarthy is whipping them against it.”

Why don’t they ask them for once?

Progressives are right. If they don’t push it now, it will be gone forever. And, 95% of dems in congress, the president, and most of America want it.

Why doesn’t media ever ask why we are beholden to this minority? Know why?

Because the wealthy media owners like their tax cuts, that’s why.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 29, 2021:

“Dianna Ploss, of anti vaxx group Stand Up Massachusetts, ranted against the Massachusetts Republican Party for not being receptive to her group's concerns.

"The Republicans in Massachusetts cannot be trusted!" she fumed. "Charlie Baker is an agent of the Chinese Communist Party... trust no one!"


Woah! So republicans are commies, too! Now that’s a switch.

Poor Charlie…..he sort of knows what it’s like to be a democrat in a way…..maga has been on his case, ever since he acknowledged Covid is real.

Yeah, all the hate talk radio guys around here call him King Charles. Imagine that. A Republican businessman, and they call him King Charles. You can imagine what they call Biden.

I will never forgive them for ruining talk radio, lowering the brain trust of America and helping dumpster man trump foment an insurrection.

Spoiled, entitled, dumb. That’s maga Massachusetts.

Am I too mean? Awwww, just ask dementia Joe with his sippy cup.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 26, 2021:

Omg, I want one!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 14, 2021:

“What is even more dangerous than this election disinformation by Republicans is the ongoing operation by Bannon and others in the Republican party to fill key election related positions with radicals w the goal of having elections not certified.”


You have to understand what you’re dealing with. These people have no morals, no sense of fairness and decency……they only want power, and to keep it forever.

You cannot play nice with them. It’s not in their dna. Viper blood….it’s ancient.

Remember, it means “one full of malice.”


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 12, 2021:

Elizabeth Meade, MD:

“One of our social workers just came to me almost in tears because of all the pregnant women in our ICUs, dying, losing their babies, having emergency c-sections at 24 or 26 or 28 weeks in a desperate attempt to at least save the baby. It’s all too much. Get vaccinated please.“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 20, 2021:

“DC Bomb Threat Suspect Expressed Belief in Trump Reinstatement Conspiracy Theory”

Compassion for that? Like hell. He’s a seditionist.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 08, 2021:

Wing nuts worried about China…cause their media tells them to be.

And yet…..they scoff at the war Russia has waged on us.

Could it be because Russia is white Christian, and China is not?

That’s what I think. Racism is underneath it all.

Thinks about it….who do you side with always? White people! No matter what they do.

It’s pretty transparent to me.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 05, 2021:

“I don't know why you are trying to rubbish the UK for doing the very thing that you've always wanted to see happen”

Because it doesn’t fit the agenda hes been sent here to spread. Imo

First, there was Wikileaks and guccifer 2. Now Qanon.—-

Given free reign on hubpages forums, while they ban liberals for 90 days at a pop.

One day, we will find out sites were paid to allow this degeneracy. Imo. In fact, I think they can’t BE on the internet without paying dues to the tighty righty overlords.

The fact trump is free and still pushing the Nazi lie…..tells you all you need to know.

All these top Nazis who tried to overthrow our elected gubmint are still free.

Yet………they gonna get Cuomo, aren’t they?

Pretty easy to see who the overlords are.

How’s that for conspiracy? Lanon

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 04, 2021:

Maga, in a nutshell:

“Elise Stefanik is calling for Cuomo to be arrested while she travels around the country with Matt Gaetz, an accused pedophile and sex trafficker.”


They can’t seriously want you to think they care about sexual harassment by politicians?

They voted for a man who admitted to grabbing women’s private parts, and has 27+ Sexual assault complaints against him!

C’mon.....people are not that stupid, are they?

Also, presidents can now request help from foreign adversaries in a political campaign,

And have their kids working at the White House, despite being denied security clearance.

Are they serious right now?

Are they comatose, or what?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 30, 2021:

Jennifer Rubin:

“Imagine if one of the snowflakes - don't tell me to wear a mask/get a lifesaving shot - was told, sorry, but you get to spend the next 9 mos throwing up, back pains, sleeping poorly, hormonal swings, etc. because the govt. is mandating you complete your pregnancy. It is insane.“


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 25, 2021:

A Robert Mercer production:

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 23, 2021:

Lol! Don’t get his Irish up!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 22, 2021:

While maga blames Pelosi for the insurrection, the truth is coming at ya:

“In DC the Guard is subordinate to the President, then the Sec of Defense (Miller), then the Sec of the Army, then the Sgt at Arms. This is the ONLY way they were able to stall the DCNG all day.”

Trumpco. Deal with it, crybabies.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 20, 2021:

What is with maga women calling Biden a racist?

Are they saying Obama picked a racist to be his veep?


You white women think you know more what a racist is then a black man?

God, the arrogance!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 18, 2021:

Yes, it’s deliberate. By people who want Americans to die.

David Frum:

“The euphemistic term "vaccine hesitancy" is becoming seriously misleading. It is value-neutral, even carries a faint connotation of deliberation and thoughtfulness. But that's not what has happened with the COVID vaccines. Anti-vax feeling in the US was induced, incited.

Had the US continued to vaccinate in the summer at the same rate as in the spring, the US would be near herd immunity by now. It took a lot of work by powerful people and institutions to prevent that outcome. It didn't just *happen.* It was *done.*


“Culture war is the vector, seeding chaos is the strategy. This is



And obviously so. Especially when those telling you not to do it were first in-line to do it themselves.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 17, 2021:

“Arizona counties find 182 possible voter fraud cases among 3 million 2020 ballots. Findings undermine Trump’s claims after Biden beat him by more than 10,000 votes in state.”


Is that enough for you? When does this crap end?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 16, 2021:

Breaking AP:

“Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud from the 2020 election, undercutting Trump's lies.

Only four cases have led to charges. No one has been convicted. No vote was counted twice.“


Will it matter? No. Maga won’t stop, because no one tells them no!

So, now do ES and S machines, and the McConnell/ Graham/ Collins “wins”.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 16, 2021:

“Tucker Carlson is fully vaccinated, a fact he hides from his viewers so he doesnt look like a hypocrite when he tells them the vaccine might kill them.”


Seriously, what is the point? Is this a human being, or something else?

What is this?

Murdoch is vaccinated. In fact, I read the whole station must be, or don’t come to work.

So what in hell are they doing being the anti vax channel?

It’s like hubpages, where people claim they’re all for free speech, as they report and ban liberals out of commission.

It’s all going to come out……all of it. Every single piece of sh*t axxhole will be revealed.

Wait on it.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 30, 2021:

“Kristi Noem says the deployment of our South Dakota National Guard to Texas “will be paid for by a private donation.” Kristi Noem has turned our military into mercenaries. It is morally wrong to deploy troops for political purposes using private funds.“




Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 26, 2021:

"The days of being nice should be over," Nikki Haley says in Iowa at the Lincoln Dinner: "That doesn't mean we have to be disrespectful. I wear heels, it's not for a fashion statement. I use it for kicking. But I always kick with a smile. We have to fight for America's promise."


Who is she gonna kick?

And when has she evah been nice?


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 19, 2021:

Americans cancel people like this woman all the time.

The zionists here canceled me.

Cowards, all.


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 15, 2021:

“Careful, there are many who would say that shoe fits you quite nicely.”

Personal attack. And...,,nothing. Mike roll be banned, the Biden haters will continue on.


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 12, 2021:


“Putin tells ⁦Keir Simmons⁩ that Trump is an "extraordinary individual" who fought against the establishment while Biden is a "career man."


Sounds JUST like maga!

So. Putin and Trumpy sitting in a tree. K I S S I N G.

A career in gvt service. Versus a career in the mob. DUH. And which is Putin?

He made the mob the gvt, and wants to do the same here.

No tanks. We have enough crooks already.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 05, 2021:

Oh, I get it.

Trump says banning him from Facebook is an insult to the people who voted for him.

But I guess wanting to overturn the election isn’t an insult to more of us who didn’t.

And since Facebook says Trump incited the insurrection, when do we arrest the bum?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 29, 2021:

God’s people!

Let’s see.....








And they were so self righteous about criticisms of trump! Hypocrisy much?

Oh, and I don’t see ANY one here tell them to “tone it down”, “don’t be so harsh”......nothing of the sort.

Right wing media machine.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 27, 2021:

“Republicans: The January 6th insurrection is unworthy of an investigation.

Also Republicans: We must examine all of the ballots in Arizona for traces of BAMBOO.“


Ahhhhhhh, now we see! They want to blame China for everything. First implying China messed with the ballots, now pushing this Wuhan lab Russian deza......but of course.

Anything to avoid the truth. You voted for a mobster. You are a white supremacist.

The end justifies the means......nihilists.


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 25, 2021:


“Eric Trump: Dad is the ‘Most Beloved’ Figure in US History.”

This kid lives in lala land. Or, he’s been prepped and he always performs. Performative politics is what the QOP does.

Not one of them gives a dam about anything other than $$$$$$.

One of their head lead-them by the nose guys owes 6 billion in taxes. You tell me how he’s not in jail.

The golden calf. That’s what they all worship. That, and white man. Me Tarzan! Ugga bugga

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 24, 2021:

“I won't allow Pharmaceutical to invade my body and family. Anyone else is totally free to kill themselves, if they want to.”


My sister’s husband is a hemophiliac.....pharmaceuticals keep him alive.

When my mom was dying, thank god for morphine, or she’d have been in agony.

And now, thank god for the Covid vacccine, which is ending this pandemic.

People who hate government, hate politicians, hate the pharma industry, who just hate everything and everybody...except themselves, of course....can really go jump off a cliff.

See how you’re superior minds will save you all then.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 23, 2021:

“Psychiatrists warn that GOP are going to cause a fatal incident by perpetuating Trump’s lie. Capitol police say there’s serious threats against Congress.”



They did it with Tiller, they did it with Giffords, they did it with the guy who shot up the planned parenthood clinic, and they wanted to kill Pelosi and hang Pence.

Stop it. Just stop following Putins lead. He wants to destroy America...why are you axxholes helping him? You gd sinister creeps!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 20, 2021:

“This is NOT going to go away.”

Wanna bet?

“Wisconsin presidential recount would cost Trump $7.9 million.”

He hasn’t even paid his rally fees yet......he owes states for that and won’t pay.

Theyl’ll get tired of being stiffed. And they will join a looooooong line.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 19, 2021:


You ain’t one of em

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 18, 2021:

Here is the media:

Just like their obsession with interviewing trump supporters.....we all know what trump supporters think! It’s all they care about going back to 2016!

What we don’t have is balanced, or truthful, discussion.

It’s all emotion laden rhetoric.

And it’s all biased against the un rich.

Biden is spending on the Un rich.....and look how disgruntled they feel!

“Oh, it’s a disaster!””oh, it’s the end of the world!”

He could spend years and years and years......not even hint at the wealth that has been stolen from the Un rich.

I just read that 55 corps paid no tax on their profits......and a whole lot of tv preachers live in luxurious excess, and pay no taxes.....

So who must make up for it?

Or, what part of our country must crumble and our antiquated infrastructure.....?

How many kids must go hungry? How many sick must suffer needlessly?

A smart country takes care of its people....there is endless money when they want it.

Smart country’s spend on their people.....

Americans have been bamboozled by the rich. And they have swindled us. Taken all the wealth.

I say spend spend spend....on the little people who truly love America, and would do anything for her.

Screw these richistans, who hide their money and pay shit for wages, and buy politicians (Trump).

Biden just released his tax returns.....and paid at the high level....

He made $603,000.00 or something.

He paid $147,000.00 or something.

I don’t think that’s horrible! He still has tons of money.

Stop glorifying greed.

We ALL should live in comfort in this so called richest county on earth.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 17, 2021:

Jan 6 was planned a loooong time ago.

“Alex Jones, Roger Stone hit shooting range to prepare for civil war they say would break out if Trump is removed”


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 17, 2021:

Some people sure are angry. And they still defend the insurrection. Lot of good that will do them.

Trump is going down.

But keep speaking and rage ranting.....we will remember who you are.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 15, 2021:

Biden is bringing America back to what is was before Reagan.

But, with a new age knowledge that we can’t do things the same.

Crony capitalism has failed MISERABLY.

America is supposed to be a place for the underdog to thrive.

Instead, the robber barons have warped the thinking into “greed is good”, “my god tells everyone what to do”, and “certain people are forever subservient”.

No! No and no! Go to Dubai if you want to live tax free with servants to wait on you.

America is not that place. That reign is over. Get used to it. We invest in people, love, goodness and joy of life.

Poverty, lock em up mentality, and misery have no part. Be gone!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 14, 2021:

“This Republican president will kick .......... & will grant no quarter.“

We’ve had that for ten years with McConell. Before that, Gingrich. They never play fair. They always kick. They never grant quarter.

If you don’t like democrats, so be it. Don’t blame them for republicans bad actions.

And no liberal could ever approve of maga.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 12, 2021:

JC, people are stupid! Covid is a DEADLY virus! It KILLS people! We are NOT going to let it just keep doing that. “Oh well, that’s life”.

If being in an airplane, which is a very closed compartment, is DANGEROUS due to the possibility of breathing in Covid, you are dam right they aren’t going to let those in who possibly may be carriers.

Same for every other closed-in space. Half a million Americans dead in a year, and these morons still think it’s a freedom issue. It’s not. It’s a life and death issue.

You don’t have the right to kill us. Get it? I know don’t, with your gun culture anyway.....but man, are you dense.

You aren’t free to spread a deadly virus. Get it? Gawwwwwwd

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 11, 2021:

Maga thinks kicking Cheney out will help them. It won’t. It further shrinks their little bubble of superiority.

Now they have regular republicans out of the loop, too. What’s left? Maga.

And how many are there? Not many.

What do they stand for? Trump! How small minded is that?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 11, 2021:

Bunch of imbeciles.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 10, 2021:

“Interesting that no one ever talks about how McDonald's CEO making $8,653 an hour will drive up the price of a burger and fries.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 08, 2021:

“Every time someone like Santorum publicly asserts the absurdity that white European social norms are the only “culture,” and everything else is savagery, our country gets more stupid & divided.

CNN knows better.

It keeps Santorum because controversy makes money.“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 07, 2021:

Leana Wen, M.D.:

“Finally, good covid19 news: Infections are steadily down. I share the optimism that the worst is behind us.

Increasing vaccinations now is key, though, to protect against future resurgences.”


Hmmm. Who do I believe? A doctor, or a you tuber?......hmmmmm

How about this....who do I believe? My own eyes, or right wing media?

I’ll believe my own eyes, ears and intuition.

The superstitious middle age thinkers are holding us back.

Please let them secede.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 04, 2021:


“John Dean says Republicans became an authoritarian party long before Donald Trump came along. Dean is former White House Counsel under President Nixon and co-author of “Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers.” He says Trump depends on enablers and others much like himself. “If Trump didn't have the base, he’d be a joke, he'd be a bad joke. But they put him in the White House. So he's no longer a joke. Now he's a nightmare.”

If that nightmare continues, Joe Biden won’t respond in kind, says Evan Osnos, New Yorker writer and author of “Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now.” “It doesn't have to be bloodsport, you don't have to lose. But you also do not have to treat everything as if it's scorched earth. And that turns out to be quite a meaningful insight.”

But Osnos doesn’t think it’s going to be easy. “I thought you could get rid of hate. And what I realized was that hate hides, and it waits for a leader to give it oxygen, and then it comes roaring back out.” He says some young Republicans want to rebuild their party into “something that people aspire to be part of.”

He shares Dean’s view that Trump’s leadership of the GOP was less a “hostile takeover” and more of a “joint venture.” He explains, “You had an executive class of Americans who decided on the Republican side of the aisle that Donald Trump was okay, and that there was enough for them there, that they signed on.”

Dean says authoritarians will prevail. “Democracy is not the kind of government they like. They will go into smaller groups where they, the leaders, can lead and dominate. And the followers can be told what to do and how to think.”


And tell the rest of us how to behave, lock more of us up for disobeying....for speaking up.

And yet, they see themselves as the beacon of freedom.

It’s not freedom, it’s fascism. Remember that old documentary, “from freedom to fascism”? That was decades ago!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 03, 2021:

Make sure you put the blame where it belongs.

“Airlines are battling a scourge of passengers traveling with falsified Covid-19 health certificates, with test results easy to manipulate. Because of that, vaccine cards may be coming.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 02, 2021:

“It’s struck me to my core that no one in media ever demanded trump work in a bipartisan fashion.

So why is it constantly demanded of Biden?”


Anyone have an answer for that?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 30, 2021:

“Florida just became the latest to approve far-reaching voter suppression legislation, which would make it harder for millions to cast ballots.”

You don’t need to guess which millions, do you?

Florida: free to spread Covid, but not free to vote.

Just like an increasing number of them:

“which is fast entrenching authoritarianism & white christian supremacist minority rule state after state.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 29, 2021:

Everyone knows New York Post is owned by Murdoch, right?

He used to own the Cape Cod Times, too.

Gannett owns it, now.

Anything you read on the Post is Kremlin.

Hopefully, you all realize this by now. Maga= Putin.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 28, 2021:

Anti vaxxers have no respect for the rest of us. They call us sheep, herd mentality, unwoke like them, blah blah blah

These same people have their kids vaccinated for school, get vaccinated for travel, but suddenly vaccines are a political issue? How is that?

Want to know?

It’s part of the war on America, directed by people who want to bring us down.

It’s all of the same nature. Hate towards the US gvt. Hate, and subterfuge to bring her down. I/E Jan 6, 2021.

We should not look kindly on these people. They mean us harm. They mean to destroy.

They aren’t interested in democracy, they want control.

Say what you want.....I see them as an enemy to my country. Period, point blank.

Cyber war, subterfuge, intelligence operation. You should ask who pays them.

“If a foreign enemy did it, we’d call it active measures.”

Me: what difference does it make? An enemy is an enemy.

That’s my opinion, from years of watching them and experiencing their vile hate for 20 years.

As ever, PICK A SIDE.

You can’t have both. They are not interested in compromise......AT ALL.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 27, 2021:

I’m seeing it reported that Tucker Carlson told his sheep to call the DSS or cops on parents whose kids wear a mask?

You know what people are saying? It’s a test run. If his sheep obey this one, next he will outright tell them to start bang bang bye.

Fox has always been a stochastic terrorist organization. And republicans have never been about freedom.


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 16, 2021:

I’m only online because of boredom and staying away from job was been moved to start date May....and he better not sell this hotel....he sold the other one last year!

I used to hate logging in and seeing comment after comment from colorfulone, so I know how it feels. Forgive me.

Sorry......I’m killing time!!!!!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 05, 2021:

“Where they herded the people in to a dark cave to eat them.“

Michigan.....where my brother and sister are:

“1. We're having a 4th wave, small relative to 3rd wave but roughly = to the average June-October 2020 rate.

2. Dumb states + dumbs in every state will give COVID a long, fat tail that'll kill another 100,000 Americans & allow variants to proliferate.”

The anti vaxxers are killing us. #plandemic

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 02, 2021:

They are killing us by demonizing the vacinne.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 29, 2021:

This is the Russia generated shit you see on hubpages. They did it to Obama, too.

Then cry big ole crocodile tears when trump is criticized.

I don’t know who controls them, but it’s not any high intelligence, it’s emotional mind Kontrol. Imo.

And what god is proud of being mean? I mean, is anything real about them?


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 26, 2021:

“Georgia GOP leaders just made it a crime to get free water or food while standing in their endless lines to vote.”


They call it freedom.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 21, 2021:

Are we still on Cuomo?

Anyone mention Cawthorne? DeSantis and Covid numbers?

No???? You don’t say.....

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 21, 2021:

Lauren Boebert:

“Yesterday, I put all my guns upstairs.

Biden can never get to them now!”


Oh, you poor poor pooooooor thing! But don’t feel can force women to give birth against their will. That will make you feel better, poor baby.

Maybe you should put hubby upstairs......keep him away from those young girls.

Where’s the tv channel that will repeat that all day aud nauseum?

It doesn’t exist. Putin only vibes with rightwingers.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 19, 2021:

His father did this to Hillary.

You try posting that.......see how many days you get banned.

Always these elitists get away with everything.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 15, 2021:


“Thanks to emerging facts, we now know that Fauci deliberately helped build the covid bioweapon that was deployed against humanity by the communist Chinese.”


What facts are these?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 17, 2021:

Bill O’Reilly calls him Mr. Biden........and maga cried for 4 years when people didn’t respect Drumpf.

The nerve!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 12, 2021:

“Trump was not instructing these people to fight or use physical violence. He wanted them to push for election reform and to petition their government for redress of grievances.”

So, when they were in the chambers, taking picture of peoples private paperwork, and saying “Trump will love this”, that’s what he meant?

And, the gallows was put up for........

And the assault rifles, crossbows, Molotov cocktails and stun guns were there for.....

And Stone and Jones in 2017 saying there will be a civil war if trump is removed is........

And them screaming stop the steal.....who told them that?

And them screaming fight for Trump......erm, as they’re violently storming the capital.......

I mean, they must think people are really dumb to believe that.

Oh, wait....

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 12, 2021:


What does this have to do with Jan 6?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 28, 2021:

You are not liberal if you think women should be punished for abortion.

You are not independent if you think democrats execute babies after they’re born.

These are far right extremists views. Miss me with all the lying bs!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 25, 2021:

So the watch Biden was wearing was his dead son Beau’s....

And this desecration by the NYT was done to appease the poor Trumpers who can’t accept defeat.

Same as firing that editor. Cancel culture at high pace.

Why is it media always appeases them? Anyone know?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 24, 2021:

“Calls for 'secret ballot' for Trump's impeachment trial -- to 'protect' GOP senators from violence.”


Ok, now do you see? Trump is organized crime. He’ll have your knee caps broken if you go against him.

C’ your eyes finally.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 23, 2021:’s just such obvious gaslighting...let me tell you...,NO gop/trumplican EVER cared about election security in 2016. Nor did they care when a bipartisan bill by Klobuchar to secure our elections was ignored. It sat on McConnell’s desk for 3 years.

Funny how it only becomes an issue now. By funny, I mean ridiculous and transparent. Do you really believe the majority of us want a Christian fascist state?

C’mon. You don’t know America at all.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 18, 2021:

Revealing with my crystal ball

I knew the FBI needed to check here. There are seditionists in the midst.

Knew it when darkone used to post guccifer 2 and Wikileaks. And wicked witch congratulated her for “helping to elect Trump”

Yes, justice will prevail.

Cause we’re done bring ruled by a minority.

Wednesday ends our national nightmare. Of that, you can be sure.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 16, 2021:

Lincoln's Bible:

“Dear Media Talking Heads,

When and if the Firtash pardon hits, can we finally hear the name Mogilevich?

Or will it take his pardon too, before you all say it?“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 08, 2021:

Ohhhhhh. This

Pig. Anti gvt “oh I’m so cool” hero....

Got a fk ppp loan from the gvt he hates!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 07, 2021:

“I'm so *frustrated* listening to Sen. Sanders on CNN. He's still pinning the MAGA cult on economic anxiety, even after a televised insurrection attempt by CLEARLY well-funded middle class folks who could afford plane tix, DC hotel rooms, and expensive tactical gear :-(“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 07, 2021:

How many Trumpers are on crystal meth?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 06, 2021:

“Trump just said that Pence should support & defend the Constitution. It's his #1 job & that he can send the results back to the states because they want to revote. A top Constitutional lawyer told him he could do it.”


The states want a revote? Was it Jonathan Turley? great grandmother was the queen of the Netherlands.....can I get my inheritance now, or what?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 01, 2021:

I’m sorry, these people who want to erase the votes of black people should not be paid by black people!

In fact, no democrat should have to pay a Republican member of gvt who tries to nullify their vote.

This policy must be implemented. It’s immoral otherwise. They are treating us as non citizens. The hell they get our hard earned money for doing so!!!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on December 14, 2020:

New urban dictionary:


“To lie through ones teeth”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on December 10, 2020:

Why, I neva!

“A Michigan supporter of Trump got a big shock recently when he appeared on a list of allegedly “dead” people who supported Biden.”

You don’t think Trumpers would actually CHEAT, do you? I mean, not Donald j trump and family.........


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 11, 2020:

“Cleopatra was not Egyptian. While Cleopatra was born in Egypt, she traced her family origins to Macedonian Greece and Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander the Great's generals“


Gal Gadot seems like a good fit. What’s with the race baiting questions?


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 06, 2020:

We’ve had nine months of Covid......why is anyone comparing it to anything else?

9 months......210,000 deaths.......

We have the tools to defeat it. Use them!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 04, 2020:

Matthew Miller:

“The doctors need to come back out and answer every question reporters have without any evasions or dodges. Because right now the country has no idea what to believe about the president’s health.“



Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 04, 2020:

Lol! Maga!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 15, 2020:

Just what ole tubby needs.....more gas for his intestines....

Oh yah....violating ethics again...but then he’s only doing it to own the libs, huh? Cause libs aren’t American and he’s not a president.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 01, 2020:

Lol! Geeee, who would that be?

So much deza, it’s goooing out everywhere.

Dirty players.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 29, 2020:


“EG Note: I want to underline that for ALL the media outlets that treated Assange, Manning, Snowden, Greenwald, and others as "publishers," this was EVERY BIT OF IT a Russian intelligence operation to install Donald Trump.

And the media covered for it. And attacked truth tellers.

Stone used INFOWARS' JEROME CORSI to connect with Julian Assange and Wikileaks to help the Russian attack on U.S. Democracy.

P.S. Infowars isn't a joke, it's an intel operation.

Wikileaks was apparently behind characterizing HILLARY CLINTON as weak and ill. The message was passed on by Jerome Corsi of Infowars.

Wikileaks, Infowars, and Stone coordinated Russian intelligence operations with U.S. mainstream media.

Stone, Assange, Wikileaks, and Russian military intelligence all conspired against U.S. democracy using Twitter.

Wow. Simple as that.“


All the while decrying “the liberal media”.......

Hate the president, hate America.....hate the troops, stand in front of them.......

Man, eff you! Blind as bats, and mean to the core.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 08, 2020:

“You wouldn’t know this from reading most media reports, but the job growth under Trump has actually slowed when compared to the last three years of President Obama’s presidency. Things are still good, they’re just not Obama-good.”

Yes, oh how I remember! Obama was “destroying America”!

Bwahahahaha.....Trump Chumps.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 27, 2020:

Well you had to know.....Q maga......this ones for you:


“Kobe Bryant was murdered at the order of Donald Trump in order to distract from the #JohnBoltonBombshell.

Trump and his cohorts are hoping this MURDER will provide ample distraction to allow the corrupt GOP dominated Senate to dismiss the charges against Trump.“


And u thought u were so clever putting it on Hillary-Killary....tsk tsk

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 17, 2020:

Fkn Jethro Tull!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on November 13, 2019:

I do not recall=plausible deniability=Lying, and getting away with it.

Like Sessions did.

Not like you or i could. That would be perjury. For the swamp, it’s a legal lie.

Oh, say, what did Susan McDougal go to jail for?

They lock up the honorable ones. The snakes slither away.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 31, 2019:

“Don't let one group stop your voice.”

My mantra!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 19, 2019:

This sound like a democrat to you?

“Hillary Clinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long”

Puesto Loco™:

“If you worked hard on Twitter to support Hillary Clinton, you'll remember some of the Russian troll & bot tropes used against her. One of them was "warmonger" and "she'll start WWIII." Classic Russian tropes.”


How long has Russia been infiltrating our media?????

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 17, 2019:


Trump called the president of Italy president Mozzarrella?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 15, 2019:

“This very serious initiative called impeachment.”

Oh please! Repubs think getting a bj is a high crime. Give me a break!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 03, 2019:

“Since Trump’s inauguration, Don Jr. and Eric have been responsible for the Trump Organization, which sprawls across more than 30 countries, about 500 business entitles, and according to Trump generated about $9.5 billion in revenue before he took office. And they certainly haven’t put things on pause during their father’s term in office.

Just hours before the Trumps’ Fox News appearances, Forbes reported that Eric and Don Jr. have sold more than $100 million of the family’s real estate since the January 2017 inauguration — including a $3.2 million deal in the Dominican Republic last year that is “the clearest violation of their father’s pledge to do no new foreign deals while in office.” Foreign money has also poured into the Trump International Hotel, located just blocks from the White House, which the president’s most recent financial disclosure indicated made him $41 million last year alone.

In addition to Ukraine, the Trumps have also accused Hunter Biden of cashing in in China. But as the New York Times detailed in August, a $1.7 billion Trump Organization project in Indonesia received a $500 billion infusion from a state-owned Chinese construction company. And it’s not just Eric and Don Jr.; Ivanka Trump, despite working in the White House, continues to do business in China as well.

And last year, Ivanka’s husband, White House official Jared Kushner, received a massive cash infusion from Qatar.“

By all means, investigate Biden. Guess who’s next?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 01, 2019:

“Back in 2014 after a change of regime in Ukraine, Hunter Biden joined the board of a scandal-plagued Ukrainian natural gas company named Burisma. Hunter had no apparent qualifications for the job, except that his father was the vice president and involved in the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

He got paid up to $50,000 per month for the job and the situation constituted the kind of conflict of interest that was normally considered inappropriate in Washington until the Trump era. These days of course, the president of the United States regularly accepting payments from foreign sources to his company while in office and so are the Trump children.”

Here is the back story


I wonder.....when you are done investigating the Bidens, will you investigate the trumps?

Ivanka got 16 patents from China, and Jr was just in Indonesia making deals.

How is that different?

Oh, let me’s not democrats doing it, so it’s fine.

The far left and the far right......same coin.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 19, 2019:

“National security officials have determined that Trump represents an urgent national security threat.”

Let me guess.....fake officials.

No, it’s not fake. We are just waiting for republicans to care.

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