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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Take A Tour Of Trump Island: A Fact Free Getaway

Good Day World!

This morning I'm going to take you on a tour of Trump Island.

Located somewhere in the world's vast oceans you'll find one very exclusive island where reality is always on vacation. 

It's inhabitants live in blissful ignorance. Each one of them have bowed before the island's god - Donald J. Trump - and vowed not to let reality harsh their highs.

Every day Trump lumbers to his outdoor toilet and passes his shit around via tweeter to the faithful. His tweets of conspiracies and outright lies are the only form of social media or so-called mainstream media on the island.

It's a paradise for racists, bigots, misogynist's, white supremacists, under-educated people, right-wing Republicans, and any member of a hate group.

On any given day you can see Rex Tillerson, Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon, Ivanka Trump. Paul Ryan, Betsy DeVoss, Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, and Reince Priebus strolling along the beaches sipping orange kool-aid.

When reality does manage to sneak in on the island - like when FBI Director Comey said Trump was wrong about his claim that Obama wire-tapped Trump Tower last year - there's a mild earthquake that the residents have learned to ignore.

These castaways from reality have undue influence on our society. They've become a cancer to the Republic. Democracy is threatened daily as they try to destroy the status quo.

It's up to the rest of America, the non-kool-aid drinkers, to build a great big beautiful wall around Trump Island. Of course, the inhabitants are going to have to pay for it.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Comey Confirms Investigation Of Trump Team and Russian Connections: Wiretapping Allegation is Bullshit


                                         Good Day World!

Watching the hearing of the House Intelligence Committee yesterday was like witnessing a crudely executed ballet.

The main actor, FBI Director James Comey, tiptoed around most answers. Questions were thrown out like lighting bolts from Valhalla with no hope of being answered, but at least being put on record.

What I do know is that Comey said no one wiretapped Trump Tower. Especially not President Obama with the help of a British spy agency.

Another definitive thing I discovered was that Russia has been formally accused of interfering with our presidential election, and there's a sidebar investigation looking at connecting ties with the Trump campaign and Russia.

The rest of yesterday's theatrics came from flustered Republican's doing everything they could to discredit the information they were given.

The Democrats had a pretty good time going after everyone from Trump to Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, and Mike Flynn. It was open season.

Political historian Matthew Dallek, a professor at George Washington University, told reporters, "The charges involved are more serious than anything we've seen in recent decades."

and
"While we obviously don’t know what evidence the FBI has assembled and whether anybody will ever be charged with a crime, the scope of the investigation appears to encompass at least several of Trump’s chief advisers and perhaps Trump himself."

History is being made. Americans are fighting back against Russia's intrusions and an illegitimate president. No amount of lies will clear these new clouds over Chump's corrupt administration.

His deflections are getting more desperate. His last attempt - claiming Obama wiretapped him - was declared false (okay, Comey said he could find no evidence it happened). Every intel agency in the country agrees.

A big target has been drawn on The Donald's toupee (and his minions) and there will be hell to pay!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekend Getaways to Mar-A-Lago Cost Taxpayers Millions and Enriches Trump At The Same Time

Good Day World!

The news today is coming to you from the White House Mar-A-Lago...

It's slowly dawning on people that another one of Trump's campaign promises is nothing more than a pile of dogshit.

Remember Stump calling out Obama on travel expenses during the elections? He claimed he wouldn't have time to leave the White House on weekends because he would be too busy.

Consider this; the Obama administration averaged $8 million a year in travel. In Chump's first 30 days he exceeded that amount to the tune of $12 million.

And it's only going up.

Every time Stump decides to spend a weekend at his "Winter White House" taxpayers are dinged $3 million bucks and additional local costs that are hurting the local economy (conservative estimate).

The costs keep mounting. Hump's weekend getaways are pissing off residents in Palm Beach. For good reason.

Dave Kerner, a county commissioner for Palm Beach's third district, is asking the county’s attorney office to explore making Mar-a-Lago’s owner (Trump) reimburse the county for “special benefits” given to the resort.

The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office says that the county has spent $570,000 to help security and other measures to protect Trump during his presidency, and that doesn't include overtime pay. 

Altogether, the bill comes to well over $1 million in Trump-related costs incurred by the county over the past few months.

Here's the kicker...Trump/Feds won't reimburse the county.

As a result, Kerner says he has no choice but to find another avenue to seek reimbursement, and charging Mar-a-Lago looks like the best option.

Palm County is currently $40 million in debt and is fighting a devastating heroin epidemic. Talk about sad. 

It's bad enough that he's draining the treasury with his weekend romps (seven out of nine weeks) but that's only part of this story.

Dump is making bank on his resort.

Can you say emoluments? 

He's doubled membership fees for Mar-A-Lago to $200,000 a year, and is in the process of making it a must destination for anyone seeking political or foreign influence and connections.

It's a financial boon to Lump because - as we all know - he still owns it and is involved with his business empire despite the dog-an-pony show his lawyer gave to the contrary two months ago.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump's Secret Plan To Destroy ISIS Will Stun You!


                                          Good Day World!

It's been revealed.

Now the bad guys better watch out.

Our first illegitimate president's secret plan to destroy ISIS looks an awful lot like...wait for it... President Obama's!

The Pentagon rolled out Chump's so-called secret plan the other day, but ... low and behold...it's just more of the same slow and steady approach that Obama took. 

Remember when Lump was campaigning and claimed that he had a "secret plan" to get rid of ISIS? As is the case with him so often he lied.

He told us he that was smarter than the generals. Yet, here we are. Obama 2.0. Plan in hand. 

The irony of the similarities between Obama's plan and Dump's is that as a candidate, he called Obama's ISIS's strategy a failure.

Apparently it's looking pretty good these days. Few changes were made. A sudden speeding up of the process is the new goal.

One thing is for sure, the generals say it's going to take a long time to defeat ISIS. It isn't going to be a sudden victory as promised by Dump. 

Unless the U.S. and it's partners deal with the conditions that created ISIS in the first place - grievances among Sunni Muslims who live in Iraq and Syria, where the governments are controlled by non-Sunnies - another version of ISIS will rise from the ashes.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

When Trump Runs Out Of Scapegoats There's Always the Zombies

Good Day World!

Trump's use of scapegoats has taken on nearly mythical proportions since he snuck into the White House on January 20th.

Lately Donny Little Hands has taken to scapegoating countries, a step up from his personal attacks against individuals.

I can tell you the U.K. doesn't appreciate Chump's claims that they helped President Obama wiretap Trump Tower.

British spy agency GCHQ issued a rare and angry denial of a "ridiculous" allegation, repeated by White House press secretary Sean Spicer, that it eavesdropped on Thump during the election campaign. 

When contacted yesterday, White House officials promised not to make that false claim again and apologized to the British government.

That doesn't mean Rump won't repeat his lie. He seems to enjoy pissing off our allies like England and Germany.

At some point Lump, with Steve Bannon's guidance, is going to run out of scapegoats. Enter the zombies.

Take Bannon's apocalyptic vision for our future - tear down the government and see who survives in the aftermath. It's not too big a stretch to think the zombies will emerge from the chaos.

In that post-apocalyptic era people will be so numb that they'll believe anything. Hump's core supporters already do.

If he told them right now that zombies were undermining our intelligence agencies they'd show up with torches and fully automatic AR-15s outside the various intel agencies.

Some of Dump's opposition believe that his followers are zombies - just waiting for their master's directions.

Currently zombies are popular entertainment and grist for movies and TV shows. 

Hump knows this. When the day comes and he needs new scapegoats he knows he can count on the zombies.

There's always the zombies.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Trump's Circus Features Verbal Acrobatics and Bad Actors

Good Day World!

Ladies and gentlemen, you are watching world class verbal acrobats perform in Trump's new Three Ring Circus: America First.

Thrills and chills.

Gasp out loud as you following the shifting explanations, deflections, and outright lies... 

In the first ring we have reports of Trump's Campaign colluding with the Russians during the election.

Trump Campaign Spoke With Russian Ambassador About Closer Cooperation Five Months Before Election 

Trump's Campaign Had repeated Contact With Russian Intelligence before election

The Possible Ties Between Trump and Russia, Explained

In addition, there's also Thump's false accusation that Obama tapped Trump Tower during the election.

House Intelligence Chair Says He Doesn't Believe Trump Tower Was Wiretapped

Spicer: Trump Didn't Mean Wiretapping When He Tweeted About Wiretapping

Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones

In the second ring we have Chump's attempt to install a Muslim immigration ban.

Trump Fires Back After Judge Freezes Travel Ban

Trump Travel Ban Dealt Another Blow By A Maryland Judge 

Trump Says Judge's Travel Ban Block is 'Unprecedented Overreach' As It Happened 

And the third ring is featuring the recently released "America First" Trump budget.

Trump Budget Director Mike Mulvany 'getting the money together to build the wall' 

Trump Budget Rolls Out With Proposed Steep Cuts to State, EPA, Most Other Agencies

Winners and Losers In President Trump's Proposed Budget

As far as I can tell Trump's circus is going to be performing for four years, or until the show is cancelled.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Oh Look! A Trump Story Overriding Another Trump Story and So On

Good Day World!

Donny Little Hands loves manipulating the media.

When too may news sources start talking about his campaign ties with the Russians - he pivots to making outrageous claims like Obama bugged Trump Tower during the elections.

Of course that's not a shred of evidence to prove his claim and yesterday the top Republican and Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said that there is no evidence of any wiretap at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the presidential campaign or transition.

When everyone was talking about Trump's failure to get Republicans united enough to repeal Obamacare Chump knew he had to create another diversion.

He, or someone close to him, mailed the first two pages of his 2005 tax returns to David Cay Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who wrote a book about Trump.

Johnson was suspicious that there was just a two-page summary without the rest of the information - like who Thump does business with, and who he's indebted to.

Instead, all the summary told us was that he made $150 million and paid $38 million in taxes. That's about 25%. Nothing wrong there. As a matter of fact, it looks good.

Too good. So who would of sent it?

Stump kept the story alive in the public eye with the following tweet exchange yesterday morning:

Trump
Does anybody really believe that a reporter, who nobody ever heard of, "went to his mailbox" and found my tax returns? @NBCNews FAKE NEWS!

David Kay Johnson
Gee, Donald, your White House confirmed my story. POTUS fake Tweet. Sad! https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/841966077005463553 

and

Trump fans call &; harass my wife &; 1 of my children after I break story White House confirmed. Sad! Let's have open debate, not threats.

Mission accomplished. The mainstream media and social media will toss that bright ball around for awhile.

So far Rump has managed to throw so many lies and conspiracy theories around it's been difficult pinning anything on him.

But...and this is the saving grace, Lump has too many bad things to hide forever. 

Once exposed, his business connections with the Russians and Chinese aren't going to go well with Congress (despite the fact both houses are controlled by Republicans).

In the upcoming public address on Dump's wire tapping claim
the House Intelligence Committee will hear FBI Director Comey's testimony. Comey is convinced there were no wire taps and has said so publicly.

And so on...

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Fact-Free Presidency: Trump Tiptoes Through The Tulips

Good Day World!

Do you remember Tiny Tim?

He was a wacky musician/singer whose best remembered for his hit "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" sung in a high falsetto/vibrator voice.

The thing about Tiny Tim was that he was so foolish, and so off-key, he became a celebrity. He actually had a lot of followers back in the day.

His followers liked the fact that he was outrageous and that his act was far from being mainstream. He seemed to mock all musical conventions.


Enter Tiny Hands Trump.

You probably can see the similarities between Chump and Tiny Tim without me pointing them out.

The big difference between the two men is that one loved life and people, and the other loves money and power.

As we watch Rump roll over the truth daily, there lies an inescapable fact; he's hell bent on destroying the republic and getting richer.

With the drooling red-nosed Steve Bannon guiding him, Lump is all about destroying the framework of our society. Creating chaos.

In Rump's fact-free presidency we see what he wants us to see. Chaos. 

Tiny Tim's time on earth was spent stretching perceptions without pressure. His music was playful and chaotic.  

Hump lumbers through fields of facts like a drunk hippo.   

But I digress...

Time for me to walk on down the road... 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

From Russia With Love: Dear Comrade Trump...We're Waiting

Good Day World!

I have a message for our first illegitimate president from the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak:

"Dear comrade Trump,

WTF! We're waiting!

I can tell you Daddy Putin is very angry at his Donny. No sanctions have been lifted yet. No one's even talking about it.
This was not the agreement as you well know, you capitalistic dog!

Listen closely. I know you have trouble focusing at any one thing for very long, but this is important. 

Putin loves his Donny. He doesn't want to have to share those films that depict you getting pissed on by a group of Russian prostitutes. Remember the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow?

Yea, that's the one. Boy did you party hearty!

So here's the thing my orange-skinned comrade; send our boy - and yours - Rex Tillerson over here on a diplomatic mission.

When he comes back his findings will be positive and he'll recommend lifting sanctions. Next, you have to bully Congress into being more friendly towards Daddy Putin.

By the way...remember when our spy ship sat off the United States' eastern seaboard minding its own business in international waters?

When the capitalistic dog press asked you about it you said, "Bad. Bad. Bad." Don't suddenly try to get tough with us potato face. That wouldn't be wise.

You may think that all we have are those films of you getting pissed on by paid bimbos. You'd be wrong. There's more. Lots more.

We look forward to conducting many business deals in the future with you Mr. Trump.

From Russia with love..." - Sergey Kislyak

Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, March 13, 2017

We Have To Wait Longer Before Finding Out If Trump is Lying About Obama Wire-Tapping Trump Tower


                                           Good Day World!

Today is was going to be the showdown.

But this happened:
Justice Asks For More Time On Wiretap Claim

Thump's main attack dog, Sean Spicer, has laid out another alternate fact if Trump's lie is exposed. 

He told the press Sunday that there's a double-standard in media coverage when it comes to the Trump administration.

In essence, Chump and cronies are going to say FBI Director Comey is lying when he testifies, and they'll stick with the big lie.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an interview Sunday that he has not seen anything to suggest former President Obama wiretapped Lump during the 2016 election, but that what Mr. Trump tweets is “outside of [his] control” and that the congressional investigation will clear up the truth.

We can only hope. 

Based upon Chump's record thus far, he's not going to back down and will even double-up on his lie. Then what?

At what point are Republicans in Congress going to grow a pair of balls? The partisan cowards have unleashed a scourge upon democracy, and now the chickenshits don't know what to do.

What they should do is start impeachment proceedings as soon as the evidence proves Lump is lying...again. 

Let's see if our illegitimate president can weasel out of this lie. So far, he's batting 100 when it comes to suffering consequences for his daily lies.

Time for me to walk on down the road...