Saturday, January 20, 2018

Good Job Donny! The Government Is Shut Down To Mark Your First Year In Office

                                        Good Day World!

What a way to celebrate Trump's first year in office - a government shutdown.

I gotta hand it to him. It only took 12 months to bring our government to a screeching halt. He torpedoed the budget negotiations, and left Republicans baffled on what he wanted.

Today, Trump is making it clear that if he doesn't get his way the government is staying closed, despite compromising efforts by lawmakers trying to reopen the government this weekend.

None of us should be surprised. "Mr. Art of the Deal" is a fraud.

Making deals (like the crooked ones Trump's made with known mafia figures during his casino days) is the art of the bullying, which doesn't go down well with our Constitution.

Putting Trump in Washington has turned out badly for millions, and he's not done yet.

This government shutdown is not going to slow down Trump's racist agenda.

Now, it's up to the voters this midterm. If the Democrats take back Congress, Trump's racist agenda won't stand a chance.

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

Friday, January 19, 2018

'Dollars For Donny' - FBI Looking At Putin Puppet Who Paid NRA Millions To Promote Trump

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Step by step...

I have another interesting twist regarding the Trump/Russia investigations for you this morning.

After reading the Miami Herald yesterday, I was surprised to see another effort from Russia that supported Trump, along with all the rest we're already aware of.

I have to admit I was stunned to read about the coordination between the supposedly patriotic NRA, Russia, and the Trump campaign.

About The NRA

The NRA was originally formed by two union veterans who were dismayed at how bad a shot most of the Yankees were during the Civil War.

Within one year of forming the organization, the NRA built a rifle range. The goal was to make all Americans better shots. There was no political aspect to the organization back then.

After the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, the NRA became politically active. The group only represents less than a fifth of all American gun owners, yet it remains one of the most powerful gun rights lobbies in the United States.

What We Know From The Report

FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA.

The news comes as Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including whether the Kremlin colluded with Trump’s campaign, has been heating up.

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McClatchy reported a year ago that a multi-agency U.S. law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s intervention, begun even before the start of the 2016 general election campaign, initially included a focus on whether the Kremlin secretly helped fund efforts to boost Trump, but little has been said about that possibility in recent months.

About Alexander Torshin

Torshin, a leading figure in Putin’s party, has been implicated in money laundering by judicial authorities in Spain, as Bloomberg News first revealed in 2016.
Torshin is known as the godfather in a major Russian criminal organization called Taganskaya.
Torshin, a lifetime NRA member, spoke to Donald Trump Jr. during a gala event at the group’s national gathering in Kentucky in May 2016, when his father won an earlier-than-usual NRA presidential endorsement.
As this story unfolds, expect to read more damning revelations supporting the coordination between Russia and Trump's campaign.

To be clear at what were looking at here: It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections.
Time for me to walk on down the road...

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Two Myths: Belief That The Earth Is Flat And That Trump Cares About 'Forgotten Americans'

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Did you know some people actual believe the earth is flat?

These flat-earthers  don't often publicly share their belief for fear of ridicule.

Some, like NBA superstar Kyrie Irving, think the world is as flat as a basketball court, and he's not ashamed to share this belief. 

He recently told ESPN sports that, "The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. It's right in front of our faces. I'm telling you, it's right in front of our faces. They lie to us."

Okay. What do you say to a guy like that? From all accounts he's a nice guy who just happens to believe in a conspiracy myth.

Irving's misdirected belief doesn't affect anyone else. He's not hurting anyone with his acceptance of false news. The same can't be said about our asshole president!

His belief that people with brown, or black skin, are inferior goes back to the days of his youth when his dad, Fred, attended KKK meetings.

We know how he feels about minorities versus whites. Just look at the last 11 months.

He's waging all out war against minorities in America and from "shithole counties" (one of his latest racist attacks) like Africa, Haiti, and El Salvador.

But what about Trump's white base? How are they doing in Trump's America? Some are starting to figure out Trump sold them a bill of shit.

Ask the Carrier workers who were laid off recently. The layoffs were announced in June 2017, six months into Trump's presidency and after he boasted about creating jobs for the company.

Read, Plant Workers Still losing Jobs Tell Trump, Don't Forget About Us!

I'm sorry, but not surprised, to see this happen to those Americans who were fooled by Trump's lies. His partisan assault on health care will leave millions of Americans uninsured, especially his supporters.

If you look at how Trump treated the middle class and the elite this year, with the passage of his Tax Scam legislation, the disparity is glaring.

The wealthy hit a bonanza.

The middle class, and those living in poverty - who for the record, form the core of Trump supporters - were left with some crumbs and a future of cutting back on so-called "entitlements" like welfare and social security.

Like the flat earthers, many Trump supporters will continue believing anything he says - no matter how far out it is.

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You Want To Have A Good Day? Tune Trump Out

                                     Good Day World!

When Trump tweets, the world listens.

Like it or not, he keeps countries and people on edge with his racist remarks. No one knows who - or what law - he'll target next.

His mercurial temper sends his tiny fingers into a rage of misspelled fury at the slightest perception of someone being mean to him.

Trump is a counter-puncher according to his handlers who are paid to cover for his childish responses - and lies - to everything.

Too much Trump is burning people out. His name invokes hatred and fear for large segments of the country.

But there is hope.

Stop watching any news about Trump.

Stay away from Twitter, and FaceBook where he dwells like a misshapen troll. Don't read Trump Op-Eds in any publications. Don't talk about Trump. 

By following these simple suggestions you're well on your way to having a good day.

Live for today. Hug friends and family. Love without reservation. Laugh.

You don't have to pay attention to Trump. It's what he craves. He's a textbook narcissist who loves reading about himself every morning.

Tune Trump out, and watch what a difference it'll make for your day.

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What Happens When People No Longer Believe in The Truth?

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Where do we go from here?

The national discourse on the subject of truth shows that facts are being questioned, because our Liar-In-Chief rejects them whenever they become uncomfortable.

Despite having witnesses, Trump insists he did not say African countries were "shitholes." When two attending Trumpies said they couldn't recall him saying that, people were confused.

Did he, or didn't he say that? Now we find that the word he may have used was "shithouses" (like that's any better). Therefore the two Trumpies avoided incriminating their master and technically didn't lie.

But he did lie about what he said according to other witnesses.  

Even when Trump is recording lying, his minions deny it. They'll say anything to protect him. One of their favorite strategies is to say Trump was misquoted. 
For example:

The White Houses accused The Wall Street Journal of misquoting Trump recently:

According to the White House's Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders; 

"President Trump said 'I'd' probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. I'D - I'D - I'D, NOT I."

The Journal said it stood by its reporting, releasing the audio from the selected portion of the transcript, shortly before the White House released their own doctored audio recording of the interview.

Again. It's always a battle of truth versus Trump. Our shameless president encourages others to "creatively lie." (See his book Art of the Deal.)

He lies on the average of 5-6 times daily. (See PoliticFact or The New York Times collections of his lies just since he was elected.

The fact that Trump doubles down on his lies, even when they're exposed, shows his contempt for the truth. 

It's telling that truth is such a big issue today, with partisan puppets protecting Trump's attacks against the free press when it doesn't speak nicely about him.

Trump's motto: Divert, and lie without shame.

Poll after poll, shows the majority of Americans know Trump lies repeatedly. After one year of Trump being in power, many Americans have become confused about what the truth is.

They don't understand why the president gets away with his lies. Where right or wrong was once clear cut, Trump has introduced a deadly virus of doubt into mainstream America.

Where do we go from here, if this virus isn't stopped?

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

Monday, January 15, 2018

Stalin and Trump Both Accused Free Press of Being An 'Enemy Of The People'

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Trump plans on giving "Fake News Awards" on Twitter Wednesday, that will feature "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media."

No doubt it will be meat for the trolls that still support him. But the backlash is going to be fierce. 

On the same day
, Sen. Jeff Flake is planning on giving a speech on the Senate floor about the danger of trying to discredit the free press.

In it, he will slam President Donald Trump's attacks on the press by comparing the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the media, to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's use of it.

NBC News released excerpts from the speech Sunday.

"When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.

"We have a balance of power, separated powers here. We shouldn't all be afraid to criticize the president when we think he's wrong."

Flake will talk about the "unprecedented" and "unwarranted" attacks against the mainstream media.

According to the excerpts, he will point out that, "2017 was a year which saw the truth — objective, empirical, evidence-based truth — more battered and abused than any other time in the history of our country, at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government."

Flake plans on telling Trump that, "... it's a testament to the condition of our democracy that you use words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe your enemies.

Flake will point out that, "It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase 'enemy of the people,' that even (later Soviet leader) Nikita Khrushchev forbad its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin to for the purpose of 'annihilating such individuals' who disagreed with the supreme leader." 

This powerful speech is going to make a lot of GOP senators uncomfortable.

The question is how will congressional leaders respond to Flake's charge that they turned a blind eye to Trump's behavior and the "demagoguery" stewing within their own party?

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

Sunday, January 14, 2018

White House Staff's Mission Impossible: Cover for Trump

                                     Good Day World!
It has to be the hardest job in Washington.
Standing up for Trump has been a challenge for all the public relations minions in the White House since he was sworn into office.
The PR puppets have come and gone, cast aside when they no longer could effectively hide all of Trump's lies. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the chief "shit-eater" in the West Wing.
Her ability to stand up to the press and defend her man is impressive. 
We must not forget the busy puppets in the background covering for their foul-mouthed master. The most recent cover-up:
The public is told...
Trump got a clean bill of health after a three-hour examination.
So why was the statement signed "Dr. Ronnie Jackson?"
What's odd about that you ask?
Well, unless the White House doctor suddenly forgot to spell his own name - Ronny Jackson - correctly, something stinks in the White House.
It should also be noted that most medical doctors sign their name, followed by their degree (for example Ronny Jackson, MD, FAAEM).
Not "Dr." so, and so.
The question here is why did his minions fake the doctor's statement? Do you suppose there's something they don't want us to know?
One last cover-up:

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report published Friday in The Wall Street Journal. 

When Huckabee was asked to comment on that lurid report she disdainfully told the press "These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election."

Someone ought to tell Huckabee denial doesn't mean the story didn't happen. It did.

No one defending Trump will comment on the $130,000 his lawyer agreed to give the porn star for her silence in 2016, or that she was getting tired of waiting for her money, and threatened to talk.

A reminder; Trump is married to Melania, and was married to her when he cheated with "Stormy Daniels." For the record, her real name is Stephanie Clifford.

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...