Saturday, June 24, 2017

Mitch McConnell Allowed The Russians To Interfere With Presidential Election

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Partisan turtle look-alike, Mitch McConnell, was instrumental in talking then- president Obama out of notifying the public about Russian cyber inference during the election. 

How? It was simple. McConnell's skepticism about the Russian's trying to hack our election, forced Obama to make a no-win choice.

If he told the American people - during the election - that Russia was out to discredit Clinton and to help Trump win, the partisan battle that would erupt could disrupt the whole election process.

Key Democrats were stunned by McConnell's (and the rest of the Republicans) response and exasperated that the White House seemed willing to let Republican opposition block any pre-election move.

Trump recently asked why the Obama administration didn't do more about Russia's ongoing inference during the election.

Perhaps Trump ought to have a talk with McConnell about what happened. Or...very possibly, the two were already colluding with Russia.

Why else would McConnell object to telling Americans what was happening at the time? It was a treasonous partisan choice to protect Trump and the Republican party.

Obama didn't want to interfere with the electoral process and have a partisan war on his hands. Maybe he should have said, "The hell with it, here's what's happening, when it was happening."

But Obama remained mum, hoping everything would work out somehow. Before leaving office however, he set the wheels in motion for a full investigation of Russia's efforts to disrupt the election. 

That investigation has expanded to involve Trump for obstruction of justice. It also involves many of his campaign staff and even current White House appointees - such as Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

All of these scandals could have been avoided if McConnell wasn't such a corrupt partisan puppet, and supporter of Trump. That other Republicans, meekly went along with him, only shows the depth of the corruption involved in the party.

All McConnell cares about is maintaining his position of power. By kissing Trump's ass, he's became a surrogate willing to say anything to keep a Republican in the White House.

The damage isn't over yet. Now McConnell is shepherding a deal to take health care coverage from the poor and to give the wealthy a massive tax break.

What we need now is someone with enough balls to expose McConnell's efforts to tamp down an investigation into an all-out cyber assault on our democracy during the election.

I'm waiting for someone to connect the dots, and to do something about it. But, I'm not holding my breath.

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Beastly Bill: TrumpCare 2.0 Dresses Up House Bill In An Attempt to Disguise It's impact On The Poor

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The secret is out.

The revised Senate health care bill is just as ugly as the House's legislation, which hurt the poor and helped the wealthy.

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, made an attempt to dress up the Beast the House released, but it was a half-hearted one at best.

The new Beast is bringing even more draconian cuts to the table. It's ravenous appetite extends to Medicaid which would see a drastic drop in funding.

Some Republican senators are concerned they're not going to have enough time to really study what the Beast is bringing in this bill.

It's likely many nasty details will come to light as interest groups, health policy experts, Senate Democrats and their staff parse the legislative language.

According to Senate rules, the Senate can vote on this bill only after it is scored by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

McConnell suggested that an analysis could be completed today, or Monday. The plan is to vote on the Beast next week.

Stay tuned.

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The World Is Laughing At Trump...and America

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Demagogue Don told his supporters last year that he would make the world stop laughing at America.

(Photo: Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull mocking Trump)

During his raucous 2016 rallies, Trump assured the crowd that America would stop being a joke, and that Obama was a clown, and he would get our credibility back.

Yeah, right.

The world's laughing at Trump today. Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull recently mocked Trump for his brags about poll numbers and winning while pointing out that Putin is the reason why Trump won the election.

Other world leaders are also mocking Trump for his obsessive need to brag about the polls, at least the polls that he believes are real, and the fact that Putin got him elected president.

Laugh. Laugh. I thought I'd die:

"I hate to say it but I told you so, don't mind my preachin' to you
I said "don't trust him, baby" now you know
You don't learn ev'rything there is to know in school."

Beau Brummels - Laugh Laugh Lyrics | MetroLyrics 



America is doing the opposite of winning under Trump. He's has transformed the only super power in the world into a punchline for other world leaders. 

The most powerful leader in the world has turned America into a joke in a mere 153 days.

It seems like everyone, outside of the Republican Party, knows that Trump is a flawed man and president. Not only is he a joke, he's a threat to democracy.

Trump has greatly diminished America’s standing and prestige among the nations of the world. He is literally willing to let the planet burn and flood because his fragile childlike ego and insecure manhood were slighted and diminished.

What is Trump capable of doing when he does not get his way? To what extremes will he go for validation or revenge when his needs for attention and hero worship is not satisfied?

The potential answers should frighten all sane and intelligent people.

Trump promised that he would make America great, but the only thing he has accomplished is turning our once proud country into a joke for others countries to mock.

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Crime Connections Expand In Latest Episode of 'As Trump Turns'

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Opening Scene: As Trump Turns

The investigation on Russia's interference in America's 2016 election takes another twist...

Backround:

Trump claims Paul Manafort had little influence on him during his three months as his campaign manager last year. Basically Trump has acted like he barely knows Manafort.

Update:

Guess what? We now know that Jared Kushner (Trump's son-in-law) and Manafort go back a long way. Their connection? 

What else but real estate?

As the Russian inference committees progress, Manafort will called upon to testify. Meanwhile he's been investigated by the New York attorney general and Manhattan's district attorney over real estate dealings.

Think about that...real estate dealings. Manafort. Kushner. Trump.

Kushner is going to have to testify before one or more committees about his Russian connections - beyond Manafort - like a certain Russian banker who has a direct line to Putin.

And speaking of direct lines: investigators would like to know more about Kushner's attempt to set up a "back channel" between Russia and Trump before he took office.

In addition:

Real estate runs through the Manafort-Trump relationship. In 2006, a limited liability company linked to the Manaforts purchased a unit in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. 

Stay tuned for the next installment of "As Trump Turns."

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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Stonewall Trump Fears Transparency, Cuts Back On Press Briefings

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Well folks, looks like Trump and staff are circling the wagons to prevent information from getting out of the White House again.

This is getting kinda old.

(Photo: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer avoiding the press)

Live White House Press briefings may soon become a thing of the past. Donny's promised wall turns out to be a stone wall to keep the media as uninformed as possible.

It's war. Donny and Bad Boy Bannon have called the American press "the opposition," opting instead for alt-right news sources like Breitbart and InfoWars.

Press secretary Sean Spicer conducted an off-camera briefing with reporters on Monday in which the press was told it could not film or broadcast audio of the proceedings.

Say what?

Apparently, the White House is hoping the press briefings don't come across as badly when in print. That's some pretty creative thinking...and really stupid.

The last live press briefing was the Monday before when Sean Spicer couldn't seem to answer any questions.

After the latest dog and pony show CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta grumbled, "The White House press secretary is getting to the point where he's just kind of useless."

Indeed. Spicer and deputy press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, have given pretty fair performances on the art of the dodge with the use of alternate realities, and outright lies.

The word now is that if Trump speaks anywhere publicly there's not going to be a White House press briefing. Period. The rationale? He only needs one voice every day. 

Okay. I translate that to mean they don't want Spicy to say one thing, and Donny another, in the same day. Another sign of the great communication going on behind closed doors.

The result. The White House has no credibility. Not a shred. They're not fooling anyone. It's really bad optics for Donny's new reality show. 

It's also par for the course for a president who would rather be golfing.

Hollywood is smiling.

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

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lock him Up! Pence and His Private Email Account being investigated by Multiply Agencies

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The vice president of the United States is a dangerous hypocrite.

If you recall, his role in last year's election was to trumpet whatever Trump said. No original thoughts. Just a good - loyal - suck ass.

What's happening now:

Indiana is paying a law firm $100,000 to help deal with a backlog of public records requests, most of which seek access to emails from Vice-President Mike Pence’s tenure as governor, including correspondence routed through a private AOL.com account he used to conduct state business.

Pence’s AOL account was subjected to a phishing scheme last spring, before Donald Trump chose him to join the Republican presidential ticket in a campaign marked by fierce attacks on the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

So now we know Pence's private emails could have jeopardized national security - the very thing he accused Clinton of doing.

Lock him up, I say! Lock him up!

Pence has touted himself as a champion of a free press and the first amendment, though he repeatedly stonewalled public records requests as governor, often withholding documents or delaying their release if not denying them outright. 

Earlier this year, his lawyers argued unsuccessfully in a lawsuit that Indiana courts had no authority to force him to comply with public records law.

He lost. This investigation proves that.

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

All in the Family: Eric Trump's Foundation Under Investigation For Funneling Money To Dad's Foundation


"The program you are about to see is All in the Family. It seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices, and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show—in a mature fashion—just how absurd they are.’’ - disclaimer that CBS ran prior to the very first episode of All in the Family

                                     Good Day World!

Nothing like keeping corruption within the family.

Trump's mob buddies and the Russians must be so proud. Our story today is the 21st Century version of the iconic TV show, "All In The Family."

In This episode:


The New York attorney general is looking into the Eric Trump Foundation after reports emerged that the foundation may have funneled money to the Donald J. Trump Foundation.
Eric Schneiderman's office, which had previously been investigating the Donald J. Trump Foundation, is now looking into the Eric Trump Foundation for potential violation of state laws, a spokesman told Forbes.
It was reported earlier this week that President Trump’s charity foundation funneled $100,000 in donations meant for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital into revenue for the Trump Organization by using his son’s charity.
Additionally, more than $500,000 over 10 years was then re-donated to other charities, including charities connected to members of the Trump family. 
At least four of those charities also held charity golf tournaments at Trump golf courses, according to the report.
Eric tried to dissolve his charitable organization last December, but Schneiderman stopped that attempt, saying it was under criminal investigation and it's status remains with him in charge.
Then there's Ivanka's Chinese sweatshop's that make her crap, and the violations of basic human rights in those factories. Just following Daddy's footsteps abroad. 
I'm not even going to go into Kushner's crimes. As Donny's son-in-law, he's been elevated to a position in government where he can exploit his and Trump's brand with impudence.
How does this American crime family get away with so much corruption? 
It's actually because of a toxic brew of circumstances.
Millions of dollars, crime connections, connections with Russia, connections in the media world, and a small fearful following willing to let Donny get away with murder have brought us to this place.
The story isn't over yet, however. This investigation on Eric is only one of many being looked into against members of the Trump family.
Stay tuned for the latest "All In The Trump Family" when Trump gets tried for obstruction of justice.
Time for me to walk on down the road...