Saturday, May 25, 2019

Time For Men in White Jackets To Visit 'Stable Genius' in White House


                                           Good Day World!

"When I wake up in the morning, I just can't get started until I've had that first, piping hot pot of coffee. Oh, I've tried other enemas. - Emo Phillips  

Do you recognize this tune from the popular TV series Cops, "Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha going to do when they come get you?"

Good. You can see where I'm going with this. Trump is not just your garden variety bad boy. To the dismay of millions of Americans, he's the president.

Not only is Trump a bad boy, he's a mad boy most of the time. His unscripted rants against nearly every government agency and judge who dares to defy him have become a hallmark in the orange ape's tool box.

After Trump's latest breakdown a couple of days ago in the White House, and outside in the Rose Garden, it's plain to see he's teetering on insanity.

Related: Psychiatrists Say Mueller Report Offers More Proof of Trump's Mental Decline

Related: "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is more aware than most when it comes to getting under Trump's thin skin. When she suggested he needed a family intervention two days ago Trump lost his shit!

What followed next was eerily similar to another time when Trump demanded all of his cabinet members sitting around a table to show their loyalty in a short fawning speech that would have made Mussolini proud.

This time, Trump had his minions stand behind him in a semi-circle during a hastily called press conference in the Rose Garden, to testify how calm he was during his three-minute meeting with Democrats the day before - where he actually lost his shit again!

This self-appointed "stable genius" lies so much that it's impossible to take anything he says seriously. Especially when he demonstrates his ignorance in foreign affairs and our government in general.

Perhaps George Conway, husband to Kellyanne (I gladly lie for Donny) Conway, put it best when he gave Trump this nickname; Deranged Donny. 

Has a ring of truth to it, don't you think?

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

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Ghost of Trump's Financial Records Past Are Haunting Him Today

Good Day World!

"Coffee! Coffee! It's our drink! If we don't get it, we can't think." - Unknown

Donny is scared.

His usual orange hue is a pasty white as he tries to deal with the ghosts of his financial past that are emerging from subpoenaed banks and other financial institutions.

His worst fears are being exposed to the light of day. 

The corrupt phantoms of his past are being exorcised in the halls of Congress, the state of New York, Virginia, and Washington DC.

The world is going to find out just how corrupt Trump and his family are after Congress gets all of his financial records. Two banks, Wells Fargo and JD Bank, have already given lawmakers financial records.

The skeletons in Trump's sordid history are being dug up every day and that bone pile is becoming impressive enough to call for impeachment.

The real bad news for Donny is that the hauntings have just started.

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

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Trump Temper Tantrum Will Hurt Americans ...Again

Good Day World!

"Come here you giant cup of beautiful coffee and lie to me about how much we're going to get done today." - Unknown

Yesterday morning Trump threw a temper tantrum that almost guarantees no legislation will be passed until after the 2020 elections.

As Trump temper tantrums go, this one rate a 10 out of 10.

It
was more than a line in the sand, it was a bulldozer digging a deeper divide between Congress and the Executive Branch.

So, where does that leave Americans who expect laws to be passed to meet their many needs?

In limbo. At least for now. It's going to take Trump quite awhile to cool down after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced he was trying to cover up the investigations.

Observation: Trump does not respect women, especially strong women who successfully oppose his agenda.

What was supposed to be a meeting on a bipartisan infrastructure plan turned out to be a five minute temper tantrum from Trump, who then walked out on the democrats gathered in the White House.

Minutes later a pissed-off Donny waddled out to the Rose Garden and told reporters he would not work with the democrats until they stopped all of their investigations on him.

With that declaration, all rumors of war between Congress and Trump have become official. Communication has become another casualty as Trump seeks to cover his ass, and that of his corrupt family. 

The royal baby is going to spend the rest of his time in the White House pouting and obstructing justice. Good luck to the Republican party who've decided to change his diapers until the bitter end.

Someone needs to have the Trump Baby Blimp tethered near the White House until Trump is done acting out and ready to perform his job like an adult.

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Post Trump America: The Reconstruction

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After voters kick Trump out of the White House next year (if he's not impeached prior to the elections), the nation faces a modern day reconstruction era to undo the damages he's done to our democracy and unity.

Like the Civil War, it's going to be a challenge to unify those Americans that were under Trump's spell, and to reintroduce them back to a democratic society that doesn't tolerate monarchy.

The fact of the matter is there will always be Americans who live on the fringes of society that believe in anarchy; who are racists, who are religious zealots, or xenophobes.

Traditionally, they have been a minority without the power to change laws, or the very tenants of our democracy and our Constitution.

However, since Trump slunk into office with the help of the Russians, all of our values, ethics, and unity have been under assault. The trolls waiting under rocks for their day, were given free reign when the orange ape preceded to rape all we hold dear in America.

It's a matter of conjuncture how much damage Trump has done thus far, and will do before the 2020 election.

I suspect it's going to require a major healing among the armed camps that have sprung up in defiance of Trump, and those who supported Trump without reservation.

Our next president is a major component in how successful a reconstruction era will be. Obvisiously we need a unifier, someone that represents all that is good in this country. 

Someone who really understands the art of the deal and can get major legislations passed in Congress by compromising and who respects the role Congress plays in our society.

I'm still trying to make my mind up who that person would be that could fairly lead this country. 

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

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cadet Bonespurs Tries To Woo Military By Pardoning War Criminals


                                          Good Day World!

Once again Cadet Bonespurs, aka Trump, is trying to get military service members to like him. 

The problem with that is they remember his boast about giving them their first pay raise in a decade. They knew better than that, they annually get pay raises.

In Trump's latest bid to get acceptance from the members of our military is just another example of how misguided (and uninformed) the orange ape is.

Apparently Trump ordered the Pentagon to get paperwork on military members serving time for war crimes, and those accused of them with the intention of pardoning them on Memorial Day.

Trump singled out the latest war criminal, Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher, as someone he's considering pardoning - even though his trial is not over yet. 

Gallagher's trial is set for May 28th, when other SEAL Team members are scheduled to testify to his crimes. They may never get the chance. What the hell kind of message does that send to the rest of the world? What kind of message does flaunting the rule of law send to those serving our country? As a combat veteran, I'm thoroughly disgusted with Trump's pathetic attempt to elevate murderers to get some military votes. Subverting the military justice system for political reasons is another demonstration of Trump's utter lack of rules, morals, and ethics. He sees pardons as a political toy to either help people he likes, or as a way of drumming up support for his base. His abuse of presidential pardon power has been on display since his first day in The White House. Because Trump is NOT a stable genius like he claims, he doesn't see any downside to his quasi-patriotic ploy. But there is one. Millions of veterans and active duty members who believe in the law, and don't think war crimes should be rewarded are going to speak out. If Trump goes through with his cheap trick for attention he's going to lose more voters than gain them. Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Burning Question: What Happens When Trump is Exposed?


                                          Good Day World!

"The fact is I don't know where my ideas come from. Nor does any writer. The only real answer is to drink way too much coffee and buy yourself a desk that doesn't collapse when you beat your head against it." - Douglas Adams  

Thanks for stopping by.Today's subject is logic.

I embrace logic when examining a situation, or an event. Especially if the event is possibly one that could change the world.

For example:

Fact: There's currently 29 investigations into Trump's corrupt activities in and out of the White House.

Question: Even if most of these investigations last over a year, what are the odds that some will come to an incriminating conclusion against Trump before that? I think it's logical to suggest at least one, if not more, will pin Trump's ass to the wall.

My reasoning: After reading this article (Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts) in the New York Times yesterday, it's apparent the judge handling the case is going to instruct Deutsche Bank to give Congress the financial  records on Trump despite his lawyers best efforts.

Observation: The above article brought Jared Kushner into the ring of deceit and corruption. I suspect Congress will have to file separately to get Kushner's records (if they choose that route). 

The Burning Question: How will Americans react if Trump is brought before the justice system (what's left of it after AG Barr became Trump's personal lawyer), and indicted for high crimes, ranging from conspiracy with Russia (the Deutsche connection is going to open that nasty little box when they see money laundering and possibly other illegal activities there) to obstruction of justice?

The bottom line is if a majority of Americans aren't offended with Trump after these bombshell revelations, Congress is afraid to file for impeachment.

Playing the devil's advocate, I would suggest Democrats pick up the damning facts and go after him right away, instead of waiting for fickle polls.

But then, I'm not a politician who will to do anything to get re-elected, including rejecting the right thing to do for personal interests.

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Here's a Prime Example of Trump's Foreign Deal-Making Follies

Good Day World!

"Life happens. Coffee helps." -Anonymous

When we last heard about Trump's fabulous foreign deal-making abilities a crisis in the Middle East (of his own doing) was brewing. 

Now, in the latest example of what a loser Trump is when it comes to dealing with other countries, we find that the idiot actually asked Congress to pay the Afghanistan Taliban's expenses to sit down and negotiate earlier this year.

I agree with Steve Ellis, executive vice president of Taxpayers For Common Sense:

"Even if you leave aside that they are still conducting operations against our interests and allies, having to pay for someone to be at the table undercuts our bargaining position and demonstrates their lack of enthusiasm for a deal," he said.

"I'm sure the Taliban would like whatever cash we're willing to give them, but it's not like they aren't going to continue funding their fighting," he added.

In summary:

Trump is such a lousy deal-maker that he's resorting to paying our enemies to sit down and talk.

I've been around since Truman was president, and have never heard of any American president making such a stupid attempt at negotiating with a hostile foreign power. 

Can you imagine if Roosevelt would have offered to pay Adolf Hitler, or Hideki Tojo, to sit down and talk things over?

Now we have to face the reality that the orange ape in the Oval Office is a shitty deal-maker with no moral compass...who doesn't listen to his advisers. 

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

On The Brink of War: 'What We have Here, is Failure to Communicate'

Good Day World!

"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard." - Anne Spencer

I've been reading articles for the last two days researching what's happening between the U.S. and Iran, and why the two nations are nearing a conflict no one wants.

It's scarily simple; a lack of communication. Yes, it's that mundane.

Iran has watched as the U.S. sent a carrier group and heavy duty bombers to their area, threatening to kick their ass big time if any American troops are attacked by Iran or their proxies because of a rumor.

Meanwhile, Iran saw this buildup in military power as a threat and began taking actions to defend itself.

What started the whole thing anyway?

Again, it's very simple, and could have been avoided by communicating. 

Rumors began circulating that Iran was arming it's attack boats with missiles and were planning to attack American troops in Iraq and Syria, despite skepticism on the part of our European allies.

If the Trump regime hadn't gone after Iran like a honey badger the moment he slunk into office, there's a good chance communication would have avoided any sudden military buildups.

It's no surprise the Iranian regime refuses to communicate with the Trump regime now. They don't trust him. The orange ape's lack of a transparent foreign policy has rattled nations across the planet.

The result of this failure is playing out right now. Both sides are struggling not to go to war. Trump has said he doesn't want one. The Iranians said they don't want one.

But, there's wheels in motion on both sides preparing for one.

Which brings me to another worrisome example of lack of communication: Congress has been held in the dark over the whole foreign policy mess. 
Members are getting briefed next week on Iran. Apparently, there's no hurry for what could be a worldwide crisis.

Going forward, we're going to have to hope cooler heads do prevail, and that someday a line of communication between the two rivals will be established with diplomacy.

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

Friday, May 17, 2019

Why Are There So Many Democratic Candidates for President?


                                         Good Day World!

"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan 

Cruising on my morning coffee fix is not a good time for math. As I slowly woke up with the help of my java fix, I wondered how many Democrats were running for president? 

I was aware that there were more candidates than I have fingers and toes. But the numbers keep increasing. At last count (yesterday) New York mayor Bill de Blasio threw his hat in the ring bringing the total number of hopefuls to 23.

Observation: de Blasio starts right off with negative polling numbers, unlike the rest of the pack. New Yorkers don't even like him, according to this article.

I'm trying to wrap my head around that number. Twenty-three contestants. I believe it's a record, for better, or worse. But why do so many people think it's time to run for president?

Pundits say there are a lot of Trump haters out there among the majority of potential voters, so running an anti-Trump campaign has become a central feature. 

A purely speculative reason for that is everyone thinks that if a moron like Trump could get elected the chances that they could were good.

What I question is who really thinks candidates like Marianne Williamson, or Andrew Yang, are serious contenders? Most Americans have never heard of them.

Note to Democrats: More is not better, if there's no quality in the selection.

In my humble opinion, there only a half dozen viable contenders, and Joe Biden leads them all. It's obvious in the pollings. The majority of the hopefuls aren't on anyone's national radar.

Another possibility, and you can take this one tongue-in-cheek, is that it gives all the wannabes a chance at a book deal!

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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ssssshh...What's That Sound? There's Talk Of War Going Around


                                            Good Day World!

"When life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee." Anonymous

While enjoying my first cup of coffee this morning a troubling feeling of deja vu harshed my morning high.

Quick history: President Bush started a war with Iraq based upon false information to get the attention of the nation.

Fast forward: It's really feeling like history is going to repeat itself, but with Iran as the new target. Here's why...

Senators Demand Answers From Trump Administration on Iran Threat 

Trump's Potential War With Iran Is All Bolton's Doing. But It Might Also be His undoing.

State Department Orders Non-Emergency Personnel To Leave Iraq Posts

I really don't have anything to add to the obvious comparison above other than a song from the 60's that's still relevant today by Buffalo Springfield - "Stop children! What's That Sound?"

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