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昨天晚上去接兒子,老牛開著小毛驢,剛轉個彎,忽然看見兩個黑大漢,在昏暗的路燈下奮力推著一輛小紅車。老牛來美國受到的幫助多了去,有這種能幫助人的機會,老牛當然不會放過的:老牛急忙在路邊把車停了,打了雙閃去幫忙推車。馬路的坡度並不陡,可是我們三人怎麽使勁,卻也不能推動小紅車半步。老牛奇怪了:原來車裏坐著個胖乎乎的黑大妞。老牛當然請大妞下車:你不幫忙推,也請別增加車重啊。大妞下車後,老牛發現,小紅車的變速器卻在“停(P)”的那檔。老牛隻好把變速器換到“無(N)”:這三人真是沒有經驗,錯檔、胖妞和小斜坡都是我們不能把車推動的原因。老牛正在忙活之中,路邊已經又停了另外兩輛車,兩個六尺以上的大漢已經來幫忙。

成功推車後,二個黑大漢當然是感謝了老牛們。老牛接兒子遲到了,兒子也當然理解並接受道歉。回家後,老牛有一喜一憂:喜的是,推車時,推車的六個人,竟然有三種膚色。川總上台後,極力分化美國,煽動美國國內的種族矛盾,至少在昨晚的推車事件中,川總沒有得逞,大家是團結的;老牛一憂是:除了老牛和那個胖大妞,其他四個大漢都沒有帶口罩:老牛推車時肯定沒有遵守CDC的“2米的社交距離”的建議;老牛也觸摸了車門,老牛當時進入了小紅車,接觸了方向盤和變速器。老牛這次“見義勇為”會不會“中彩”,會不會感染上新冠病毒呢?這些焦慮和擔心使老牛不由得又想大罵川普總統:川總混球!老牛本不該是這樣,老牛本不該有這些無謂的擔心和焦慮。

川普總統的處理新冠疫情的失誤,就算是“鐵杆”川粉,也應該是無可否認的。假如川總直視新冠病毒疫情、不把疫情“政治化”、不宣揚陰謀論,認為新冠病毒是民主黨的“騙局”,美國不會走到今天這一步,老牛也不會有這些擔心和焦慮;假如川總不宣稱什麽“新冠病毒回奇跡般的消失”、“美國隻有15個新冠病例,處在政府的完全掌控之下”、“我們要在複活節全麵複工”、“口罩隨意”、“羥基氯奎寧抗病毒,體內消毒粉漂白劑強光殺病毒”,“福奇博士是錯的有陰謀”和“美國新冠病人多的原因是美國的檢測能力太多”等等無稽之談,美國不會走到今天這一步,老牛也不會有這些擔心和焦慮。

有時覺得,由於老牛的生活經曆,老牛有點兒象“天龍八部”的段譽,已經是“百毒不侵”了:體內的各種毒素和抗體,不知比這些生活在“溫室”裏的、大多數的美國人多不知多少。加上老牛的“樂觀”和“無所謂”,老牛的擔心和焦慮,在睡過一個好覺後,今天覺得好了不少。但是其他人呢?他們的擔心和焦慮呢?老牛看到,美國的兒童,感染上新冠病毒的就有將近10萬,更加悲劇的是,已經有87名兒童死於新冠病毒。川總的“學校應該複課”已經有幾個月了吧,川總的這一政策更加是錯上加錯。誰又理解今天這些可憐的美國父母們的擔心和焦慮呢?

老牛雖然“樂觀”,但是老牛在恐懼在未來的半年裏,美國很有可能會陷入“恐慌”甚至“內戰”的絕望之中。看看川總的現在的一些言行吧:認為總統候選人喬·拜登有老年癡呆、認為喬·拜登的搭檔賀卡馬拉·哈裏斯(Kamala Harris,賀錦麗)不是出生在美國、、認為郵寄投票(mail-in voting)就是作假、認為他要根據選舉結果的情況,才能承認美國的11月份的大選結果。

無論如何,我們在11月3日都要投票。在今年的11月3日我們有機會在絕望和希望之間、在黑暗和光明之間、在紅色和藍色之間、在共和黨和民主黨之間、在川普彭斯和拜登哈裏斯之間,作出我們的選擇。

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石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 'hotpepper' 的評論 :

這就是川粉們心中的,口中的和眼中的美國最偉大的總統,也不怕惡心哈哈哈
hotpepper 回複 悄悄話 快來看瘡騙子給普京的求愛信,笑一笑,壓壓驚!
'Dear Vladimir Putin, I'm a big fan of yours!' Senate intel report reveals Donald Trump's letters to Russian strongman praising him and begging him to come to Miss Universe - and how Ivanka sat behind his desk
Trump-Putin letters are included in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on Russian election interference and related issues
Trump wrote to congratulate Putin in 2008 on being named Time's 'Person of the Year'
He also wrote him in 2013 inviting him to the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow
He added in his own writing: ''THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN!'
By GEOFF EARLE, DEPUTY U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 17:54 EDT, 18 August 2020 | UPDATED: 21:48 EDT, 18 August 2020

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The explosive Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday contains images of correspondence between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin where the future president seeks to ingratiate himself with the Russian strongman and touts the 'beautiful women' at the Miss Universe pageant.

The images contain hand-written all-caps inscriptions in Trump's familiar hand, at a time when the report reveals he was seeking to bring the beauty pageant to Moscow and his family and subordinates were exploring real estate deals in Russia.

'THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMEN!' Trump wrote at the bottom of a June 2013 letter where Trump told Putin he had no doubt heard the news that the Miss Universe Pageant was coming to Russia.

A June 2013 letter from Donald Trump invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Trump added a message about 'beautiful women' in his own hand +7
A June 2013 letter from Donald Trump invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow. Trump added a message about 'beautiful women' in his own hand

The letter dropped the name of the oligarch, Aras Agalarov, who Trump was partnering with in the venture.

'I want to take this opportunity lo personally invite you to be my guest of honor in Moscow,' Trump wrote the leader who the following year would get hit with heavy U.S. sanctions over the invasion of Crimea. 'I know you will have a great time.'

Trump then appended the line about beautiful women in his own hand. Although the line seems designed to entice Putin, according to other passages in the report a variety of people alleged having heard about Trump's encounters with women in Russia during his three known trips there.

An initial draft of the letter, furnished to a longtime Trump aide by British music publicist Rob Goldstone, also included a line stating Trump 'would also hope to meet privately with you during my stay in Moscow.' It got cut from the version included in the report.

The report examined Russian efforts to develop compromising information on people as well as its election interference efforts in 2016.

Trump said during his presidential election run in July 2016: 'I have nothing to with Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia — for anything.'

In an earlier letter, from December 2007, Trump declares himself a 'big fan' of Putin in a letter written during his first two terms in office.

All are penned on Trump Organization stationary.

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Miss Venezuela 2013 Gabriela Isler poses after her win at final of the competition Miss Universe 2013 with Donald J Trump in Crocus City Hall in Moscow on November 9, 2013 +7
Miss Venezuela 2013 Gabriela Isler poses after her win at final of the competition Miss Universe 2013 with Donald J Trump in Crocus City Hall in Moscow on November 9, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote Trump following the Miss Universe event. 'It is a pity that we were not able to have our meeting, but I hope we will be able to talk during one of your upcoming visits to Russia,' he wrote +7
Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote Trump following the Miss Universe event. 'It is a pity that we were not able to have our meeting, but I hope we will be able to talk during one of your upcoming visits to Russia,' he wrote

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the signing ceremony of a proclamation on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment during an event in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday +7
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive for the signing ceremony of a proclamation on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment during an event in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday

Trump congratulated Putin on being named Time's 'Person of the Year' +7
Trump congratulated Putin on being named Time's 'Person of the Year'

Trump claimed the pageant 'turned down many competing countries in favor of Russia' +7
Trump claimed the pageant 'turned down many competing countries in favor of Russia'

'Congratulations on being named Time magazine's "Man of the Year" – you definitely deserve it,' Trump wrote, after Putin was named Person of the Year. 'As you probably heard, I am a big fan of yours. Take care of yourself,' he concluded, with the 'big fan' sentence underlined.

It came at a time when Trump associate Felix Sater was exploring Trump real estate projects in Moscow. Trump's salutation was: 'With best wishes.'

The correspondence wasn't all one way.

Following the Miss Universe contest – which Putin did not attend, despite the letter campaign and what witnesses told the committee were conversations on how to bring about a Trump-Putin meeting that did not happen – Putin wrote Trump in Russian and sent a gift.

'Dear Mr. Trump, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues on successfully holding the Miss Universe contest in Moscow. I hope that all the participants in this remarkable event will go home with good memories of their visit to the Russian capital,' Putin wrote. 'It is a pity that we were not able to have our meeting, but I hope we will be able to talk during one of your upcoming visits to Russia. Yours sincerely, V. Putin.

Enclosed was an image of a gift that Donald Trump Jr. gushed about in his own note to his father.

An English translation accompanied Putin's letter to Trump
An English translation accompanied Putin's letter to Trump

The letters were included as the committee examined a variety of Trump Moscow real estate projects +7
The letters were included as the committee examined a variety of Trump Moscow real estate projects

'DAD - SEE ATTACHED FROM EMIN [Agalarov] – YOU ARE BEING SENT A GIFT FROM PUTIN!'

A September 2013 letter from Trump to Putin also sought to entice him to the Miss Universe pageant. He called it 'the biggest and most important pageant in the world.'

'It will be a great tribute to Moscow and Russia!' Trump gushed. 'We turned down many competing countries in favor of Russia,' he added. Then he issued an invitation: 'I want to take Ibis opportunity to personally invite you to be my Guest of Honor' at the November 9 pageant. 'Additionally, I will be arriving in Moscow a few days prior to the event and if for any reason you would like to meet with me, it would be my great honor.'

The report also details how Trump asked associate Felix Sater to accompany Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump on their own trip to Moscow to explore projects for his company.

'My kids are going there; I'd feel a lot more comfortable if you were there looking after them,' Sater told the committee Trump asked him.

Sater contacted a 'close friend' to get them a nearly private tour of the Kremlin.

'But then afterwards the curator and translator, once we finished going through some of the Museum-quality rooms, as we 're passing, the security guard says: That's the boss's room. And he opens it and he shows an office.'

At that point, Ivanka said: 'Can I sit down behind the chair?' Sater says he told the guard: 'Just trust me; she's the daughter of a VIP from the US.; what's she going to do, steal his pen?'

'And I convinced him to let her sit in the chair. She sat in the chair, spun around two or three times, said "Wow," walked out, and that was it. Then later we went to dinner,' he said.
石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 'BeijingGirl1' 的評論 :

哈哈哈俺的姑奶奶,您要把俺整成一個傻瓜相機。大選是播種機,大選是宣傳隊,川總的失誤要天天講,時時講哈哈哈。
星期五川總去了他弟弟的醫院,應該不會是因為新冠的原因吧。
BeijingGirl1 回複 悄悄話 我覺得寫文章, 以講清事實為主比較好, 用不著聚焦“對錯”。 因為對錯永遠是相對的。 科學真理除外。 其實就連科學真理也是有時間性的。 比如二 YAN 之爭, 現在隻能等待時間做判斷了。

不知川總弟弟的病因。 但是全部媒體的含糊其辭反而倒說明了問題。 才71歲啊。 逝者走好吧。


石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 '北佛風光' 的評論 :

北佛好。石牛在美帝,受到的光是小恩小惠,就是不計其數,這次“老牛推車”實在是應該。
看過一副漫畫,取笑川粉們愚昧,俺要模仿主席,寫一篇《為新冠服務》的博客!佛州是今年大選的關鍵,北佛要多披掛上陣。
石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 '魯鈍' 的評論 :

哪裏。傑克早說過,要問大家好的。
石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 'BeijingGirl1' 的評論 :

以為京妞會生俺的悶氣。看來京妞至少是宰相夫人,量也不小,肚內也能撐船哈哈
北佛風光 回複 悄悄話 回複 '石牛' 的評論 : “川普總統的處理新冠疫情的失誤,就算是“鐵杆”川粉,也應該是無可否認的。”

哈哈, 來看石牛推車, 果然是助人為樂處處熱心。

至於鐵杆川粉會認為川總處理新冠疫情失誤, 那是絕對不會發生的。 川總從來沒有錯的時候, 老弟不幸得流感過世, 也絕對不是新冠的問題。 川總有救命神藥對付新冠, 對付不了流感而已。
魯鈍 回複 悄悄話 回複 '石牛' 的評論 : 謝謝石牛,隻要不得新冠就好。
BeijingGirl1 回複 悄悄話 美國今年真是亂, 疫情; 遊行; 選舉。。。
石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 'BeijingGirl1' 的評論 :

京妞好, 我戴了口罩,車裏也備有口罩和洗手液. 這個新冠弄得人神經兮兮的,不知什麽時候是個頭.
傑克會找樂子,應該練了不少新歌. 謝大家掛念傑克.
BeijingGirl1 回複 悄悄話 讚一個石牛的熱心助人為樂。 車裏放一個口罩和洗手消毒液吧。
川總不一貫這樣嘛, 挑起一部分人打擊另一部分人。 在疫情問題上就是甩鍋,推卸責任。 支持他的人也讚成這一套,一點不奇怪。 但是他在時間上非常幸運。

Jack 這些天不是在醉心唱歌嗎?
石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 '魯鈍' 的評論 :

哈哈聽說的:傑克在中壇和人吵嘴,可能是得罪了城裏高官權貴網紅鮮肉板鴨之類,傑克現在隻好在萬維打遊擊。
魯鈍 回複 悄悄話 回複 '石牛' 的評論 : 哈哈,有關傑克之事,願聞其詳?
石牛 回複 悄悄話 回複 '魯鈍' 的評論 :
魯鈍兄好。和中國“擦槍走火”應該機率很小,要有也是代理人的擦槍走火,會有度。中國是核武大國,北朝鮮都無可奈何,對中國川總就省省吧。
傑克幾個星期前誤入白虎堂,被高俅害慘了。
魯鈍 回複 悄悄話 最近看到傑克沒?
魯鈍 回複 悄悄話 隻希望他不要瘋狂過度,為了連任和中國擦槍走火,那可真是兩國之禍了。
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