Saturday, June 10, 2017

How Much Time Does Trump Have Before He's Charged With Obstruction of Justice?

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The clock is ticking.

White House officials are rightfully worried that Trump will now become part of the Russia investigation. Comey's testimony all but assured that.

The clock is ticking.

In the days and weeks ahead a parade of Trump associates, from Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, to son-in-law and chief White House adviser, Jared Kushner, will be testifying in public (and closed) hearings. 

The clock is ticking.

Expect more leaks from the White House. More bombshells. The information against Trump is becoming more focused, more detailed.

The clock is clicking.

Despite the momentum, don't expect a Republican Congress to desert Trump. Presented with facts, Republicans will still be reluctant to impeach Trump. 

The clock is clicking. 

I think it's safe to say that an impeachment trial is still one, to two, years away. Nothing moves fast in the currently dysfunctional GOP Congress.

Lawmakers of both parties immediately dismissed Trump's proposal to privatize air traffic control last week. The Trump agenda has hit the wall; and Congressional leaders can't seem to climb over it.

That includes The Wall Trump hopes to build between Mexico and America.

The clock is clicking.

Meanwhile, while Washington is sinking into the swamp Trump claimed he'd clear out, the hope of meaningful legislation getting passed is dim.

The clock is ticking.

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

Friday, June 9, 2017

'The Man-Baby' Will Continue To Shake His Rattle of Fear Until Someone Stops Him

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Despite all the king's men, Humpy Trumpty continues to make bad - as in horrible - decisions. 

What good are experts when Trump distrusts smart people?

Right up to the last minute Trump's National Security team was comfortable that when he addressed NATO he would re-assert America's willingness to come to the aide of another member country in case of an attack. 

Trump let them think what they wanted. The minute he minced up to the podium it was obvious he was going to play the bully...again.

He didn't offer one word of assurance for collective defense. Instead he scolded the country's for not paying their part into the overall slush fund.

An old English proverb perfectly summarizes why Trump seldom takes any ones advise; "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink."

I clearly remember Trump's minions claiming that he'd get the best people in the world to help him lead the country. That he would assemble a super team that would Make America Great Again.

The reality. Not only did Donny not pick a super team, he routinely ignores the advise of those that he did assemble around him in The White House.

Related: Less Tweeting, Lawyers Beg. 'Covfefe,' The President Says. 

I've said all along that no-one is going to rehabilitate a 70-year old billionaire's bad habits. I don't care how long these erstwhile experts try to civilize the man-baby, he's going to do what he wants...when he wants...and how he wants.

As each days passes it becomes more apparent; Trump thinks he's a king and cannot be held to account for anything he does.

The man-baby will continue to shake his rattle of fear and fake news for the base supporters as long as he can get away with it.

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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

TrumpGate Updates: What The Press Is Saying About The Comey Hearing

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I think it's safe to say that millions of Americans watched the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing where ex-FBI Director James Comey testified.

Media Headlines

Comey: White House Lied 'Plain and Simple' About Firing

James Comey Blasts Trump Administration 'Lies,' efforts to 'Defame Me' 

James Comey Testimony Takeaways: He Plays Political Hardball

Comey Opens Door To Investigate Trump Dossier

Key Moments From Comey 's Testimony

Moving On...

The prior Senate Intelligence Committee was an exercise in futility. 

Adm. Michael Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, and Daniel Coats, the director of National Intelligence, refused to confirm or deny allegations that Trump asked them to state publicly that they saw no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with Russia.

The hearing got heated at times. 

Senators also expressed frustration with FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe, who refused to discuss conversations he had with former director James Comey about Comey's interactions with Trump. 

I'm hoping today proves more productive. (See Links Above)

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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Remember Trump's Big Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia? It's Dust In The Wind

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Nearly everything Trump says is a lie. 

Take his recent world tour. He didn't accomplish one thing. But what about that big arms contract with Saudi Arabia that was going to create thousands of jobs here at home you ask?

It's dust in the wind. 

Anyone watching the White House Press briefing yesterday could tell Sean Spicer didn't really know if Trump actually signed a contract. He tried to spin it. Sad.

Are you surprised?

There is no contract for $110 billion dollars. Period. Instead, there are a bunch of letters of interest or intent.

Many are offers that the defense industry thinks the Saudis will be interested in someday.

So far nothing has been sent to the Senate for review. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the arms sales wing of the Pentagon, calls them ‘intended sales.’ 

Fact: None of the deals identified so far are new, all began in the Obama administration.

Not only was the Liar-In-Chief spinning a new reality to the so-called arms deal he made in Saudi Arabia, but he was also taking credit for something President Obama started a year ago.

I call that the Donny double

Before I leave, there's a piece of news that came up yesterday regarding Saudi Arabia that you might find interesting:

Trump International Hotel Received $270,000 From Saudi Arabia

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Donny's Revenge: Take that Obama! Take That World!

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Let's get one thing straight about Trump; he could care less if our planet is heating up. 

He's 70 years-old and will be lucky to be around for another decade. It is, after all, all about Trump and his enormous ego.

In Trump's little world he's always winning. That can mean just about anything. He gave the world the finger when it came time to unite against global warming.

He thinks global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese (which doesn't stop his daughter Ivanka from manufacturing her products there). 

Donny doesn't like smart people. Most didn't vote for him during the election.

When all those smart ass scientists told Donny global warming is a serious problem he stuck his stubby fingers into his ears and hummed "Dixie Land."

Backing out of the Paris Climate agreement was also promised red meat for his science-denying supporters during the campaign.

Heads of industry (the very one's Trump claims he's doing a favor for) wanted him to honor America's commitment to the rest of the world to cut back on toxic emissions. 

Even greedy CEO's recognized it's a fight that we've all got an investment in.

The Paris plan was largely a symbolic agreement. Recognition that there's only one earth and we ALL need to protect it.

Only two countries in the world did not commit to the Paris Climate agreement. Nicaragua and Syria. Thanks to Donny, America has now joined those two losers.

Is this part of Donny's plan to Make America Great? I wonder. Strange company to say the least.

I suspect the real reason he pulled out of the Paris agreement was because President Obama signed it, and Donny's on a mission to destroy our environment for the sake of business...and to repeal whatever Obama did in office.

You see Donny's ego was bruised many years ago by Obama's jokes about him during a press luncheon. 

By wiping out all traces of Obama's legacy, Donny thinks he's winning. The rest of us know we're losing a battle to protect our planet thanks to a vengeful man-boy.

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Trump Will Get A Statue in the Hall of Hate Someday

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When Trump got elected president extremists on the right celebrated.

They're still celebrating.

Groups like the Aryan Terror Brigade, The Nation Socialist Movement, and the neo-Confederate League of the South, slithered out of their dark hiding places and are taking their place in the sun alongside the new Racist-In-Chief.

These groups have a lot of things in common, and when an openly xenophobic, politically incorrect president who came into the office promising to stop illegal immigration and enact a Muslim ban came along they saw the promised land.

Ku Klux Klan leaders were jubilant. The alt-right had found a champion in Donald Trump.

Analysts from the Data and Society Research Institute recently concluded that the far right has risen to new prominence in the last year in part by "attention hacking," manipulating the conventions of mainstream news.

The alt-right, a mixed group of racists, nationalists, anti-semites and misogynists, joined the fake news fray with stories built upon conflict and outrage, fueled by the power of shocking images.

Even though Trump has already disappointed some of his alt-right fans, they realize that he was the one who opened the door for their voice in America.

Regardless of what Trump actually does in office, the alt-right will always view him favorably. He might even get a statue in the Hall of Hate someday.

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

Blog Break Until Presidential Election is Over

I finally hit the wall today. I can't think of what to say about all of the madness going on in this country right now. I'm a writer...