Saturday, May 20, 2017

Wanted: A Qualified Candidate To Lead The FBI Whose Not Afraid Of Trump

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It's almost impossible.

How is the White House going to provide a credible nominee for FBI Director? Trump's credibility is in question among most Americans. 

Several people who considered taking the job changed their minds. I suspect in all three cases it was a matter of job security - or insecurity with being Trump's lapdog. 

Texas Senator John Cornyn, the current Senate Majority Whip and former attorney general of Texas who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee decided to stay where he was at.

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought up Judge Merrick Garlands name, the one-time nominee for a seat on the Supreme Court made it known he was happy with where he was.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, thought about applying for the job but quickly changed his mind.


One of the most intriguing names on the short list is Andrew McCabe, Comey's deputy and temporary replacement. He probably knows more about potential ties between Trump and organized crime in the former Soviet Union.

Why hasn't this fact been brought up by the press? Simply put, McCabe's prior history is part of the hidden backstory between the FBI and Trump.

Other names still floating around are:

Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; former Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher; the Mayor of Colorado Springs, John Luttig; the director for the FBI's Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch; Paul Abbate, Associate Judge for the New York Court of Appeals Mike Garcia; and Larry Thompson, former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush and frontrunner Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman.

I can't imagine anyone with a good job would want to take the chance of being suddenly fired by an angry and arrogant Trump. His Apprentice days have morphed into his presidency.

There would also be a stigma attached to the new director appointed by Trump. Did he swear an oath of loyalty to him?
He/she will be looked at very critically by senators on both sides of the aisle.

Expect drama in the confirmation process for whoever is selected.

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

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Fix Is On - Georgia Special Election Runoff Will Be Suspect

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Did you know that Trump has appointed a commission to look into voter fraud?

Isn't that interesting?

I'd like to see that committee look into Georgia's special election runoff tomorrow between Democratic newcomer, Jon Ossoff (49 percent), and former Republican Secretary of State Karen Handel (19.8 percent).

This special election should not have been necessary because Ossoff - who maintained totals above 50 percent throughout the race was robbed. 

After releasing a report on Georgia's sixth congressional district election on April 19th, the advocacy group Voter GA pointed out what happened:

Are you ready for this?

Fulton County officials admitted that a "rare error" was made that "might have cost Ossoff the race."

That error allowed Karen Handel the former Republican Secretary of State to challenge Ossoff in a one-on-one election.

Can you believe that? But wait. There's more.

Georgia is one of five states that has major problems with unverifiable election results. All of these states use touch screen machines (DREs) and have no paper trail.

The DREs should have been consigned to the junkyard a decade ago according to computer experts throughout the country. 

The rest of the states caught on to the many problems with DREs and have moved on to safer voting systems.

Why are these states - New Jersey, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Georgia stuck in the caveman days of computers?

It doesn't stop there.

In 15 states, including the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Virginia there are counties that, like Georgia, who use touch screen machines with no paper ballots.

If these counties were to be targeted by hackers in an election, the shifting of a few votes per precinct could change the results of a race. 

A perfect example of that was Trump's win in Wisconsin, where he won by less than 23,000 votes. Wisconsin has 3,700 precincts. It would only take a difference of seven votes per precinct to change the state's outcome results.

Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron acknowledged in testimony on the troubled first round of the election, that the system is “inflexible.” 

Barron's testimony, along with the advice of both local and national computer experts, show the results of the first round of the election on April 18th was legitimately suspect and that no election running on this type of computer system can be verified as accurate.

The outcome of tomorrow's special election is crucial to both parties. It's also crucial to democracy that it be a fair election.

Perhaps the question we ought to be asking is, why are these states and counties lagging so far behind in election technology? 

Meanwhile, I'm taking bet's Trump's new commission on voter fraud skips the Georgia election while in pursuit of illegal aliens voting a dozen times each in the last election.

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trump's Deadly Ignorance and Ego Is Spreading Chaos Throughout America

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Here's an easy question: 

"Has there ever been a president who has caused more chaos in government and the nation than Trump has in his first 118 days?"

That didn't take long, did it?

No.

I wonder why no one asked Chump about his knowledge of the Constitution during the election process? None of his opponents seemed to realize he was totally clueless on the most important document in American history.

He's demonstrated that with his repeated attempts of trying to institute a Muslim immigration ban. The courts are currently looking at his latest argument to lift the ban.

It appears nothing has really changed from the other two ban wordings which were found to be unconstitutional. Odds are, Dump will got shot down again.

His response has been to attack, and to threaten, our judiciary system. He has no interest in laws that stop him from going forward with his hateful agenda.

Don the Con is really busy violating numerous ethical laws. The sheer volume has been staggering. The biggest example of that is he still runs his company - despite claiming otherwise.

The emoluments clause in the Constitution was written for scumbags like Donny Little Hands. His family and the Kushner's are perfect examples of why the emolument clause was put into our Constitution. 

Lump's managerial style is to bully people. He's done it all his life and gotten away with it. He did it again when he fired FBI Director James Comey for not swearing loyalty to him.

Now it's up to the American people to not only stand up against his fascist attacks on our democracy, but to vote him out of office in 2020.

The process can start in 2018 when House Republicans get ousted by their constituents and the Democrats gain control. 

That is, of course, if he doesn't get impeached and indicted for treason before all of that.

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Does America Feel Great Again...Yet? Let's See After Trump's Magical Mystery Tour

I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together
See how they run like pigs from a gun
See how they fly
I'm crying

I am the egg man
They are the egg men
I am the walrus
Goo goo g'joob
- I Am A Walrus by The Beatles

                               Good Day World!

Donny's Magical Mystery Tour is on.

Our first illegitimate president is busy meeting with world leaders abroad, and here.  

How about that "successful meeting" between Trump and the Russian thugs in the Oval Office the other day? Little Donny couldn't restrain himself from boasting.

It's in his DNA, and that's why the FBI, CIA, and the NSA are concerned Donny's a security risk. His advisor, Gen. H.R. McMaster, laughingly reported that Trump wasn't even advised on the sensitive issue he shared with the Ruskies.

And that's supposed to be good, how? There's an intelligence mole who was helping the U.S. out there somewhere cursing Trump's name right now.

The Israeli intelligence community aren't thrilled that Donny Little Hands couldn't keep his trap shut about such sensitive information, and for ratting them out to their good buddies in the Kremlin.

I'm sure Donny has impressed not only Israel, but the rest of the world, with his quick wit and loose lips. Can't you just feel America becoming great again?

Gives me the goosebumps. 

The idea that North Korea has a man-baby in charge like us is chilling. I can just see Donnie's stubby fingers fumbling with the nuke codes.

Meanwhile The Magical Mystery Tour will continue to enhance America's standing among world governments. But all trips must come to an end.

If there's no multi-nation nuclear war as a result of Donny's doings, things will have to be sorted out.

American's from TrumpLand may end up being banned from traveling to other countries without extreme vetting, and a promise to spend lots of money (See Trump's son-in-law Jared's Golden Visa scam for inspiration).

I gotta tell ya...it doesn't seem like America's Great Again (whatever the hell that means), but hey! Maybe it's just me.

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Priebus Struggles To Keep Trump From Being Conned By His Own Minions

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If it wasn't for Reince Priebus changing Donny's diapers before he got a chance to share the contents in erratic tweets to America, there would be even more shit-storms than there are right now.

Aides to Trump regularly print out fake news and Internet hoaxes and place them on his desk in the hopes that he will read them, according to an article in Politico.

If it wasn't for Chief-Of-Staff  Priebus 's memo telling aides to quit doing that it could have turned into a constitutional crisis; the world would have known Chump was crazy for sure.

One recent incident involved Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland printing out a fake Time magazine cover purportedly from the 1970s that predicted a coming Ice Age. 

As Time itself has documented, the cover was doctored as part of a hoax intended to spread misinformation about climate change.

When Hump laid eyes on that article however, he flipped out and claimed the media were hypocrites.

But Priebus was on poop patrol and with the help of other staff members managed to discover it was a hoax, getting to Rump before he could make an ass of himself and tweet about it.

Our president has never been potty-trained and enjoys smearing his shit around in all possible media venues. He delights in causing chaos, clapping his little hands like a satisfied baby.  

Apparently, according to White House insiders who spoke to Politico, his aides often manipulate him to further their own agendas.

Don the Con manipulated? That does it. He's showing signs of dementia. The 4th grade grammar and throwing hissy fits daily play into that possibility.

But being conned by his own minions? Who knew he was so easy? 

The Russians apparently!

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

Abbott and Costello's Comedy Routine 'Who's On First' Gets Updated With Trump Version 'Who Knew What, And When'

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To gain insight into what's happening in The White House today, I highly recommend watching this short video .

It shows the legendary comedians, Abbott and Costello, performing one of their most famous routines: "Who's On First?"

Trump's recent firing of F.B.I. Director Comey has turned into a dark comedy routine where everyone from V.P. Pence, Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer, to Sarah Huckabee Sanders explain why Trump fired Comey.

The real laugher however, was when Trump went on 60 Minutes and was interviewed by Lester Holt right after the firing.

Contradicting his propaganda stooges, Trump said he had already decided to fire Comey a long time ago. In show business they call that a Punch Line.

A fitting description in this case.

That is just one example why Trump should have stayed in show business. At least he got nice laughs. People weren't making fun of him. They enjoyed watching him harass, make fun of, and fire other people.

Firing people these days is a tough call for Trump. He can't just snap his tiny fingers like when he starred on The Apprentice. The Comey firing has turned into a shit storm.

Millions of people are not laughing nicely at his antics like bullying Congress, our judicial system, minorities, and anyone in the way of his power grabs.

Comedians have made Trump a laughingstock in America (and abroad). That makes him sad. And mad.

Trump's 21st Century version of Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First" should be called, "Who Knew What, and When," in a nod to Howard Baker's famous comment during the WaterGate investigation, "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Must See Dutch TV Documentary: Part 1 - The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump: The Russians

(Donald Trump, Bayrock Group chairman Tevfik Arif and Felix Sater)
                       
                                   Good Day World!

I'm embarrassed for for every political and investigative reporter in America.

I'm embarrassed for all the documentary filmmakers in America. 

But the thing I'm most embarrassed about is that our country didn't have the guts to come out with a documentary of our own on America's first illegitimate president.  

We owe the Dutch bigly on this one. 

My sincere thanks go to the producers at Zembla, a Dutch online publication that put together a series on Trump that no American should miss.

The First installment of series is titled: The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump, Part 1: The Russians.

View Here Also Has Part Two

Author and political columnist, Steven Rosenfeld, wrote an article for Alternet recently that I hope goes viral in America. 

Brief summary:

"It starts with Trump's luxury tower in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Soho, where his partner in building that high rise was Bayrock LLC, whose primary investor was a Russian mining oligarch and another major investor was a convicted Russian mobster named Felix Sater.

"Why did 60 Minutes pass on the Bayrock story in 2016? 

Why did ABC News' Brian Ross pass on the Trump Soho [Tower] story in 2015?

Why has no major network done any kind of documentary on what the Dutch just did?" asks James Henry, a corporate lawyer-turned-financial investigative reporter who writes for DCReport.org. Henry is one of several investigative reporters whose work on Trump's shady business empire is profiled in the film.

The documentary shows how Trump not only helped hide the identity of his mobster business partner, prompting an ongoing lawsuit accusing Trump of criminal racketeering, but also how Trump used that internal company crisis to demand more money. It goes on to show how Russian oligarchs saw Trump's properties as a way to get their money out of Russia, and describes the international financial networks that are akin to a pyramid scheme for money laundering. It also notes how the law firm of Trump's political adviser, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, helped set up a money-laundering account in the Netherlands used by Bayrock. 

While American journalists are following Trump's tweets and tantrums, they (the Dutch) followed the money into a world where the lines between outright profiteering and organized crime are blurred."

Don't be shy. Share with your friends. The more people know about Trump's past, the better chance he's going to land in hot water. He can't keep on firing FBI directors.

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