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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trump's 100th Day: Americans Are Marching in Protest...Again


                                   Good Day World!

It's our first illegitimate president's 100th day in office.
(Out-of-tune trumpets can be heard blaring in the background)

Another march.

Another slam against Trump and his minions policies.

The People's Climate Movement March is taking place on the mall, beginning near the Capitol and ending near the Washington Monument.

This won't be the last March against Chump. Dozens are being planned for this year alone. 

America's resistance against the Mango Mussolini demonstrates how unpopular he is. 

I wonder how his core supporters are taking the news that he hasn't accomplished any of his first 100 day promises? The one notable exception was the appointment of a supreme court judge that took the nuclear option to confirm.

It's apparent Stump's rhetoric doesn't match the reality of what's happened. He's the most unpopular president in modern times.

Forty-two percent of Americans say they approve of Trump's performance as president, while 53 percent say they disapprove.

Eight years ago, Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, had an approval rating of 69 percent, with 26 disapproving.

Fact: Chump's core supporters (the one's who wouldn't say anything if he publicly murdered someone) are a minority. All the polls show that.

We must not forget he lost the popular vote by over 3 million people. 

We must not forget Russia helped Hump's campaign.

Today Americans march against Hump's denial of climate change and the rape of the EPA. Tomorrow it will be against another of his vile policies.

Until Bump gets impeached, the marches will continue.

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









Friday, April 28, 2017

How The Russian Mafia Were Discovered Living In Trump Tower


                                 Good Day World!
Do you believe in coincidences?
Let's go back to 2011, years before Trump announced his presidential campaign.
The FBI was granted a court-approved warrant to monitor mafia members running what prosecutors described as an "international money-laundering, sports gambling and extortion ring in Trump Tower," according to an ABC news report. 
In 2013 when the FBI finally raided the Russians on the 63rd floor, over 30 people were arrested. One of the occupants, a mafia crime boss, Alimzhan Tokhtahounov, managed to escape.
Seven months after Tokhahounov's escape he turned up on November 9 in the VIP section of the Miss Universe competition in Moscow.
The owner of the pageant, Donald Trump, had tweeted: 
"Do you think Putin will be going to The Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow - if so, will he become my new best friend?"
There's no evidence the two met however. Having said that on May 6, Fox News asked Trump whether he had met with Putin while there?
He declined to say, though he added: "I got to meet a lot of people." 
During this time Trump's relationship with Aras Agalarov, a billionaire Russian real estate mogul with ties to Putin, was growing.
Agalarov even got Trump to appear in one of the music videos his fame-seeking son Emin was making.
Emin Agalarov’s connection to Donald Trump runs through a beauty queen. 
In 2013 Emin filmed the video for his single “Amor,” in which the young singer pursues Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, through darkened city streets with a flashlight. 
Miss Universe representatives later came to Moscow with Culpo to meet with the Agalarovs, and subsequently introduced the Russians to Trump.
“I have always been interested in building in Russia,” he told the New York Post just after his return from Moscow. He also boasted upon his return from the pageant that he met with “almost all of the oligarchs there.”
He seemed to have forgotten that he put Tokhtahounov in the VIP section, and visited with him.
I could go on, but I think the case is made for dubious connections with Russian crooks and their government. In the following years, and when he campaigned, Trump continually praised Putin.
Trump was right about one thing, the FBI did bug Trump Tower, because international criminals were living there. Did Trump staffers get caught up in the surveillance?
Hopefully, one of the four committees looking into this whole mess will turn up the truth.
Time for me to walk on down the road...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Revealed: How Trump Is Using Public Funds To Get Richer

Good Day World!

Trump's one-man assault against our Constitution continues to alarm law experts as more evidence mounts against his violations.

Since Day One we've heard about concerns over Don the Con's violation of the "foreign emoluments clause" in the Constitution.

Chump however is doubling down with the so-called "domestic emoluments clause." 

Now we find out that he's making money from seven states!

That puts Rump in clear violation of Article II of the U.S. Constitution which prohibits the president from receiving additional payments beyond his salary from state governments.

This clause and a “foreign emoluments clause” prohibiting similar payments from foreign governments have been thrust to the fore because of Dump's vast, complicated network of businesses, which ethics experts say has created unprecedented conflicts of interest.

Here's What's Happening:

Exclusive: A New York Hotel Deal Shows How Much Public Pension Funds Help To Enrich Trump 

After reading the link above you have a good idea of what's at stake. 

The most unpopular president in modern times didn't set his lust for money aside when he got elected. Instead, he's been enhancing his brand - see Mar-A-Lago

It doesn't end there. Hump's tax proposal to cut corporate taxes from 35% to 15% will increase his already considerable wealth. It would be the biggest boost to the wealthy in over 150 years.

It's a sad day when some Americans turn their backs on these facts.

Closed eyes will never see the truth.

Partisanship poison always pollutes the thinking process. 

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What Are The Chances Melania Stays At Trump Tower Throughout Donny's Term?

Good Day World!

"What would happen if the first lady didn't want to live in the White House?" my wife asked one day.

The question set me back for a moment. 

It's not something I previously considered. Was it crazy of her to even suggest such a thing?

"I don't know dear, " I replied, "but I'll look into it."

After researching Melania Trump's background, I have to say it's not such a crazy reach to suggest she might not move into that White House on Pennsylvania Avenue.

I'm not predicting that will happen. Just saying. Here's why:

She's never made it a secret that she's totally dedicated to a lavish lifestyle, and unlike many of her wealthy associates, she's never had a favorite charity.

profile of First Lady Melania Trump in Vanity Fair magazine paints the former model as bored and disinterested with the duties of First Lady and sources close to Mrs. Trump say that she has been dragged along behind her husband’s political ambitions against her will.

The article describes a woman who didn't want her husband to be the next president of the United States. Instead, she wanted to continue her insular lifestyle and not worry about other people.

Fact: Over the course of Trump’s 17-month campaign, she rarely joined her husband at rallies, and the speeches she gave could be counted on one hand.

I was surprised to see her stay at Trump Tower after her hubby became Commander-In-Chief.

The excuse about keeping Barron in school sounded weak, and left a lot of people wondering just how much support Melania is really going to give Chump in the future.

Some feminists are crossing their fingers that Melania decides to dump Trump while he's in office. 

However unlikely that may be, it's one female fantasy circulating the web.

Of course, we're living in strange times.

We have the worst president to ever set foot inside the Oval Office.
His lies and childish temperament are taking us to the brink of war with North Korea.
Rump and his campaign staff are currently being investigated by four committees for colluding with the Russians during the election.

In summary, I wouldn't be shocked if Melania decided to stay at Trump Tower throughout his term. I know one thing, this daughter of a Communist Party Member is not interested in being a traditional First Lady.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

If Our War Tech Is 5 Times Better Than Any Other Country, Why The 'Yuge' Defense Budget Request?

Good Day World!

It was a thrilling moment for five-time draft dodger, Don the Con.

His stubby little fingers fluttered as he watched those picturesque Tomahawk cruise missiles whoosh from the decks of U.S. destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean, towards an airbase in Syria.

It was the most impressive display of fireworks Chump had ever seen, and his excitement was palpable as he told reporters afterward,

“We've just fired 59 missiles,” he said, “all of which hit, by the way, unbelievable, from, you know, hundreds of miles away, all of which hit, amazing... It's so incredible.  It's brilliant.  It's genius.  

Our technology, our equipment, is better than anybody by a factor of five.”

Okay. Let's stop right here.

If our war machine is so much more advanced than the rest of the world, why do we need to spend over half of our nation's budget on it, as per Chump's new budget proposal?

Logically, it looks like someone's preparing for war. Or, wars.
Logically, this growing militarization has a destination. An agenda.

Setting logic aside for a moment, Rump will do anything to change current narratives going against him like the ongoing investigations about Russia and his campaigns connections.

Who knows what will happen when criminal indictments start getting handed down? What canaries will sing? And what would Dump do to take everyone's attention off these damning confessions?

Starting a war to deflect the narrative is not beyond him.

That same six-year old kid clapping his hands at the sight of those pretty Tomahawk cruise missiles would love to see some more "yuge" fireworks going off at his command.

As for his admission that our military is the best in the world, it doesn't detract him from claiming we need to devote a majority of our national budget to further boost it.

The amazing thing is despite flip-flopping more than a fish out of water on hot pavement, Hump manages to get away with it. Just like his lies.

For now.

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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Washington Swamp Thriving Under Toxic Trump Administration

Good Day World!

The swamp in Washington, that Trump claimed he was going to drain, is crowded with new players.

The waters are murkier - and more dangerous - now than ever before with the new arrivals.

New lobbyists, riding on Trump's coat-tails, are slithering in at an alarming rate. The fetid waters do not bode well for the average American.

A recent analysis by USA Today reported that former campaign aides, fundraisers and others with ties to Chump and Pence, have attracted dozens of new lobbying clients in Washington; raking in more than $2.2 million in lobbying fees in the first months of the new regime.

When questioned about the newly added pollution to the swamp the White House released a statement that said, "There is no legal restriction on former campaign aides having positive relationships inside and outside the White House."

Wow! Some of us knew that payoffs would be coming if Hump got elected. Those that voted for him because they thought that swamp would be drained, are grinding their teeth and trying to smile.   

Avenue Strategies, a lobbying and consulting start up by Corey Lewandowski, who was Dump's first campaign manager, is one example.

Forget about the fact that Strump had to fire Lewandowski because of his connections to Russia were hurting his chances of getting elected.

They stayed buddies.  

Lewandoski recently bragged online about what a good time he had with Rump.

He tweeted a picture from the White House South Lawn and said, "Great time at the WH today with @realDonaldTrump and the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots."

Perhaps the most sickening aspect to this complete reversal of what he told his followers, is his blatant assault on ethics since Day One of his regime.

His contempt for current laws and attacks against our judiciary system, is helping to stock the swamp with even more dangerous predators of our rights.

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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Trump Sends Stark Message To Congress and Americans: 'Either I get What I Want, Or Working Poor Pay The Price'

Good Day World!

It's bribery. 

As Americans watch helplessly, their first illegitimate president is threatening to suspend crucial subsidies in Obamacare for the working poor if he doesn't get what he wants.

That means if he can't get the funding for his infamous wall, more immigration officers, and defense, Donny Little Hands will take his ball and go home.

Without those subsidies thousands of families won't be able to see a doctor, fill a prescription, or go to the hospital.

 But that doesn't mean shit to Dump whose motto is, "My way, or the highway."

By taking the cost-sharing subsidies hostage, Chump is threatening millions of Americans to achieve his hateful agenda.

It's simple: either obey the law, or repeal it. 

We saw how the House appeal process went...straight down the toilet. 

So Congress decided to ignore the current law, declining to appropriate money specifically for cost-sharing subsidies.

All of which dovetails nicely into Hump's agenda and threats to get his way. 

We must not lose sight of those Congressman willing to go to the gates of hell with their master. And when the time comes to vote hold them accountable.

This is just another stark message for those who voted for him, and even for those who didn't. Our Narcissistic President is willing to do anything - let me repeat that...anything, to get his way.

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Truth and Trump: Like Water and Oil The Two Don't Mix


                                          Good Day World!

If you think President Chump has trouble sleeping because he constantly lies about things...you better think again.

Rump is pushing 71-years old, and there's no way to teach this old dog new tricks. Just follow the dots since his daddy gave him a "small stake" of $1 million dollars to get started in business.

Hump has been caught lying so many times over the years in real estate scams (3500 lawsuits) that there is a mountain of evidence to be found in newspaper and magazine articles over the past five decades.

One of his most famous lies - Obama wasn't born in the US - opened the door to his presidency by getting Obama-haters, and alt-right groups to support him.

In an excellent four-piece series the LA Times looks at the four most serious things to worry about when talking about our Liar-In-Chief.

From the article:

Donald Trump's utter lack of regard for truth. 

"Whether it is the easily disprovable boasts about the size of his inauguration crowd or his unsubstantiated assertion that Barack Obama bugged Trump Tower, the new president regularly muddies the waters of fact and fiction. 

It’s difficult to know whether he actually can’t distinguish the real from the unreal — or whether he intentionally conflates the two to befuddle voters, deflect criticism and undermine the very idea of objective truth. 

Whatever the explanation, he is encouraging Americans to reject facts, to disrespect science, documents, nonpartisanship and the mainstream media — and instead to simply take positions on the basis of ideology and preconceived notions.

 This is a recipe for a divided country in which differences grow deeper and rational compromise becomes impossible."

It's pretty bad when you have to fact-check everything the president of the United States says. But, it's our reality as long as Stump sits in the Oval Office.

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

Success! Trump's Long Courtship With China's Economy Pays Off

Good Day World!

Trump has cast covetous eyes on China for  a long time.

He's pursued the Chinese economic market like an illicit lover sneaking around trying to meet with a married woman.

If you followed his harsh rhetoric against China during the presidential campaign you may be surprised at just how cozy Chump has really been with Chinese businessmen.

For starters, Dump still owes China hundreds of millions in debt to one massive, state run Chinese Bank. 

Meanwhile he's leasing a floor of Trump Tower office space in Manhattan to another Chinese bank. That lease ends October 2019.

Dump has repeatedly tried to land big real estate deals in China with state-run Chinese companies as partners. 

He's sought access to China's famously tricky business markets - even for his reality show, The Apprentice

In 2015, Hump had to ditch a deal with China when his Beijing real estate partner was probed for corruption. 

It's no secret that China has been producing Stump products for years, from ties to Chinese steel.

The Golden Doors to China's economy opened wide for Lump after he got elected. After years of battles he was suddenly granted 72 Chinese Trademarks.

On the campaign trail Rump accused China of manipulating currencies and stealing American jobs. Now he says China is NOT manipulating currency and is a good trade partner.

Trump's daughter, in keeping with her father's tactics, was granted Trademarks for her fashion lines the day the Chinese president Xi had dinner with the Trump clan at his private property, Mar-A-Lago.

It appears that Bump's hope for a business relationship with Russia has been dashed (at least temporarily) after his bromance with Putin came to an abrupt end due to the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles at their Syrian allies airbase.

Make no mistake, Donny Little Hands brand comes first. The American people come in a distant second. 

At what point are Republicans going to hold our Orange Mussolini responsible for his corrupt dealings with other countries?

Perhaps when the investigations about his connections to Russian businesses - and election interference - come to light.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New Energy Secretary Perry Facing Felony Abuse of Power Trial

Good Day World!

This is getting monotonous.

Another Trump appointee in trouble. This time it's Trump's new Energy Secretary, Rick Perry for being a bully.

He's accused of two felonies: Coercion and Threatening to veto funding to the state's public integrity unit.

What is it with Chump's appointees? 

Michael Flynn had to be fired and is under senate investigation for colluding with the Russian government while serving as Trump's advisor during the election.

Hump really scrapped the barrel to get this current collection of corrupt baboons. Perry is a prime example of a morally corrupt and politically entitled conservative willing to kiss Rump's ass for any position of power.

You may recall Perry saying that he wanted to get rid of the Department of Energy when he was a presidential candidate.

You may also remember his famous answer when asked to name three governmental agencies he'd get rid of if elected.

"Commerce, Education, and the … what's the third one there? Let's see."

Then he stumbled. 

He couldn’t recall the third

When coaxed by other candidates and the moderator — did he mean the Environmental Protection Agency, maybe? — he drew a blank. “Sorry,” he said as he grinned sheepishly at the cameras. “Oops.”

Yeah. Oops.

In a stunning display of gall and divorce from reality, Perry is planning on running for the presidency a second time.

After being booked for two felony counts yesterday, Perry left the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas, smiling with confidence. 

When asked by a reporter if he thought this trial would hurt his presidential ambitions Perry laughed, calling it an "outrageous assault on the rule of law" and a "political attack." 

If convicted, Perry faces a 109-year sentence. Judicial experts are divided over the merits of the case. It could go either way.

You know what's really scary?

Right now we have an energy secretary running around the country on behalf of his corrupt oil buddies, and not the American people.

Now, I'm waiting for Trump to tweet about his minion's plight.

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