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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What Happens When People No Longer Believe in The Truth?

Good Day World!

Where do we go from here?

The national discourse on the subject of truth shows that facts are being questioned, because our Liar-In-Chief rejects them whenever they become uncomfortable.

Despite having witnesses, Trump insists he did not say African countries were "shitholes." When two attending Trumpies said they couldn't recall him saying that, people were confused.

Did he, or didn't he say that? Now we find that the word he may have used was "shithouses" (like that's any better). Therefore the two Trumpies avoided incriminating their master and technically didn't lie.

But he did lie about what he said according to other witnesses.  

Even when Trump is recording lying, his minions deny it. They'll say anything to protect him. One of their favorite strategies is to say Trump was misquoted. 
For example:

The White Houses accused The Wall Street Journal of misquoting Trump recently:

According to the White House's Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders; 

"President Trump said 'I'd' probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. I'D - I'D - I'D, NOT I."

The Journal said it stood by its reporting, releasing the audio from the selected portion of the transcript, shortly before the White House released their own doctored audio recording of the interview.

Again. It's always a battle of truth versus Trump. Our shameless president encourages others to "creatively lie." (See his book Art of the Deal.)

He lies on the average of 5-6 times daily. (See PoliticFact or The New York Times collections of his lies just since he was elected.

The fact that Trump doubles down on his lies, even when they're exposed, shows his contempt for the truth. 

It's telling that truth is such a big issue today, with partisan puppets protecting Trump's attacks against the free press when it doesn't speak nicely about him.

Trump's motto: Divert, and lie without shame.

Poll after poll, shows the majority of Americans know Trump lies repeatedly. After one year of Trump being in power, many Americans have become confused about what the truth is.

They don't understand why the president gets away with his lies. Where right or wrong was once clear cut, Trump has introduced a deadly virus of doubt into mainstream America.

Where do we go from here, if this virus isn't stopped?

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Stalin and Trump Both Accused Free Press of Being An 'Enemy Of The People'

Good Day World!

Trump plans on giving "Fake News Awards" on Twitter Wednesday, that will feature "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media."

No doubt it will be meat for the trolls that still support him. But the backlash is going to be fierce. 

On the same day
, Sen. Jeff Flake is planning on giving a speech on the Senate floor about the danger of trying to discredit the free press.

In it, he will slam President Donald Trump's attacks on the press by comparing the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the media, to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's use of it.

NBC News released excerpts from the speech Sunday.

"When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.

"We have a balance of power, separated powers here. We shouldn't all be afraid to criticize the president when we think he's wrong."

Flake will talk about the "unprecedented" and "unwarranted" attacks against the mainstream media.

According to the excerpts, he will point out that, "2017 was a year which saw the truth — objective, empirical, evidence-based truth — more battered and abused than any other time in the history of our country, at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government."

Flake plans on telling Trump that, "... it's a testament to the condition of our democracy that you use words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe your enemies.

Flake will point out that, "It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even (later Soviet leader) Nikita Khrushchev forbad its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin to for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader." 

This powerful speech is going to make a lot of GOP senators uncomfortable.

The question is how will congressional leaders respond to Flake's charge that they turned a blind eye to Trump's behavior and the "demagoguery" stewing within their own party?

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

White House Staff's Mission Impossible: Cover for Trump

                                     Good Day World!
It has to be the hardest job in Washington.
Standing up for Trump has been a challenge for all the public relations minions in the White House since he was sworn into office.
The PR puppets have come and gone, cast aside when they no longer could effectively hide all of Trump's lies. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the chief "shit-eater" in the West Wing.
Her ability to stand up to the press and defend her man is impressive. 
We must not forget the busy puppets in the background covering for their foul-mouthed master. The most recent cover-up:
The public is told...
Trump got a clean bill of health after a three-hour examination.
So why was the statement signed "Dr. Ronnie Jackson?"
What's odd about that you ask?
Well, unless the White House doctor suddenly forgot to spell his own name - Ronny Jackson - correctly, something stinks in the White House.
It should also be noted that most medical doctors sign their name, followed by their degree (for example Ronny Jackson, MD, FAAEM).
Not "Dr." so, and so.
The question here is why did his minions fake the doctor's statement? Do you suppose there's something they don't want us to know?
One last cover-up:

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report published Friday in The Wall Street Journal. 

When Huckabee was asked to comment on that lurid report she disdainfully told the press "These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election."

Someone ought to tell Huckabee denial doesn't mean the story didn't happen. It did.

No one defending Trump will comment on the $130,000 his lawyer agreed to give the porn star for her silence in 2016, or that she was getting tired of waiting for her money, and threatened to talk.

A reminder; Trump is married to Melania, and was married to her when he cheated with "Stormy Daniels." For the record, her real name is Stephanie Clifford.

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

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Racist-In-Chief Shows His True Colors

                                     Good Day World!

Any doubt that Trump is a racist has finally been dispelled after he called Haiti and African countries "shitholes."

Reactions to his statement:

The Human Rights Office of the United Nations say Trumps comment is racist.

Republicans who spoke out about Trump's racist comment.

Reaction to Trump's comments from Sen.Dick Durbin; "I cannot believe that in the history of the White House and that Oval Office any president has ever spoken the words that I personally heard our president speak yesterday."

Haiti Calls Trump remark racist.

Trump's Shithole Comments typify how the GOP uses Immigration to energize their base

As for Trump's popularity abroad:

Trump Target of petition: Swiss group tries to block Trump from World Economic Forum in Davos.

Trump cancels trip to London:
London mayor Sadiq Khan said,

"It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance. His visit would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests."

There you have it. This is Trump's version of making America Great Again...turning the world against us with stupid and racist remarks.

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

Welcome To Romper Room, Or As It Use To Be Called The White House

                                     Good Day World!

Welcome to Romper Room, or as it use to be known, the White House.

We pick up the story where 'lil Donny is tweeting something stupid straight from Fox and Friends.

The tweet is critical of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a key surveillance tool that the House was about to reauthorize yesterday morning.

The Man Child-In-Charge tweeted:

“House votes on controversial FISA ACT today. This is the act that may have been used, with the help of the discredited and phony Dossier, to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign by the previous administration and others?"

Big Baby Trump managed to blast this claim before the nursery staff arrived and the confusion in the West Wing and the halls of Congress became exquisite.

Chief baby-sitter John Kelly's phone wouldn't stop ringing. Lawmakers wandered around like stunned ducks trying to understand just what Donny wanted.

Finally Donny's crack team of clowns put together a new tweet for Donny:

 "With that being said, I have personally directed the fix to the unmasking process since taking office and today’s vote is about foreign surveillance of foreign bad guys on foreign land. We need it! Get smart!"

Okay. Everyone from Sarah Huckabee Sanders to John Kelly, had to act fast to avoid keeping Donny from looking any stupider, or out of touch.

The cat was out of the bag however.

Trump's lack of focus was featured days before during the televised meeting between him and members of Congress, when he contradicted himself several times.

Babysitting Donny is a 24-hour job that only a true Trumpie would attempt.

Whether in the Oval Office or his bedroom, gems like this continue to spew forth from his ass:

During his last meeting on immigration -

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”

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

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Worried That Trump May Nuke Some Nation? You Should Be

                                       Good Day World!

Here's where we're at this morning; the chance of a nuclear holocaust is improving as you read this.

Trump may soon be using smaller nukes to get his way in world negotiations. Let me explain:

Trump's childish taunts against North Korea's leader has been making a lot of countries uncomfortable. However, these taunts are nothing compared to what Trump has planned with his generals.

The end of this month, during his State of the Union speech, Donny is going to share his new nuclear posture with Americans, and the world.

The master plan is to loosen constraints (you read that right) on the use of nuclear weapons!

The Pentagon has signed on with our Moron-in-Charge to supposedly make it easier to get away with using nukes against someone who pisses us off (make that, pisses Trump off).

The puppets at the Pentagon have developed a new low-yield nuclear warhead for US Trident missiles. Why?

Because they have a vision. In it, they develop a modified version of the Trident D5 submarine-launched missiles with only part of their normal warhead. Why?

Because they think that by using smaller nukes (and not taking out a quarter of the planet) it will deter Russia from using it's tactical warheads (which probably could annihilate a quarter of the planet) in a potential conflict.

I know. What will keep the Russians from clobbering us with their big nukes, while we're lobbing lower grade nukes at North Korea, Iran, or Syria?

I don't even want to think about Trump sitting in the Oval office, barely aware of where he's at, and waiting to try out the new nukes in America's arsenal.

If this indeed is is our master plan for national security in the 21st century to protect our nation...then we're fucked!

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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Interview: Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Good Day World!

Could it be? 

Is the Russia/Trump investigation coming to an end soon?


Mueller's request for an interview with Trump has some experts saying it sounds like the natural progression of an investigation. Apparently, it's normal to talk with the main player last.

Let us not forget however, there's nothing normal about this investigation into Trump's, and his campaign staffs, coordination and obstruction of justice.

Trump's outside legal team is trying to avoid a face-to-face interview between Trump and Mueller.

For good reason. If Donny has to sit down more than fifteen minutes and defend himself to Mueller, he's going to come unglued.

His lawyers will prep him with answers, but if he goes off-track, as he often does, he could put both feet in his mouth in minutes.

Then there's Trump's memory.

His legal team knows he can't remember all the lies he's told people. After a lifetime of lying, he's been monitored telling five-a-day since he crept into office behind Putin's bare back.

Because Trump can no longer separate reality from his own alternative universe, Mueller will be able to read his responses in real time...a chilling thought for his legal team.

The odds of the prosecutor's accepting any of Trump's lawyers attempts to avoid a face-to-face interview are (to quote Chuck Rosenberg a former U.S. Attorney) "somewhere between infinitesimally small and zero.”

Kinda like Trump's hands, and his IQ.

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

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Guidelines For Making A Country Look Foolish

Good Day World!

I've got two questions for all the nations on earth this morning:

Do you want to look as foolish as America does right now under Trump?

Are you envious of all the laughs we're getting?

Then stop watching and found out how you too could look the fool!

For the great price of $9.99 you can follow in The Donald's wacky footsteps with this video of his first year in office. 

Some highlights in the video;

Trump on the Russian investigation: "It's making our country look foolish. And this is a country that I don't want looking foolish. And it's not going to look foolish as long as I'm here."

As we all know, Trump has managed to make the United States a mockery among nations and we couldn't look more foolish if we tried.

Now for the six guidelines on how to make your country a joke too:

1. Elect a con man clown.
2. Allow the clown/emperor to walk around naked.
3. Pretend he really cares about people while kicking them      out of the country.
4. Encourage your leader to attack people daily on Twitter.
5. Turn the other way when your new leader systematically       enriches the wealthy with crooked legislation. 
6. Attack and discredit any media that doesn't slavishly             praise your new leader.

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