Saturday, April 21, 2018

What Does Trump's 2016 Campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks Have In Common? Conspiracy!

                                       Good Day World!

It's finally the right time to use the "C" word - Conspiracy when referring to what happened in the 2016 presidential campaign. 

Reuters was the first to report this story...

"The Democratic party filed suit against Russia, President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks on Friday, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 US presidential election campaign, a court filing showed.The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired with the Russian government and its military spy agency to hurt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and tilt the election to Trump by hacking Democratic Party computers, the filing showed."
In normal times this would be a nuclear bomb and the fallout would have the whole country talking.
But, as we know, these are not normal times (anything before Trump) and the bombshell story is busy competing with stories about students marching for gun control, and 420 party's - in particular an epic one in California which legalized recreational pot this year.
Business Insider reported...
"The suit was filed in federal court in Manhattan and alleges the Trump campaign worked with WikiLeaks, the Russian government, and the GRU, Russia's military intelligence unit, to hack into the Democratic National Committee in the summer of 2016 and disseminate stolen materials to the public.

The Democratic Party claimed the actions were taken specifically to hurt former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign, and that they amounted to an illegal conspiracy to maim the party and sway the election against the democrats."

Meanwhile, The Washington Post and the rest of the mainstream media have followed up with reports of their own.

Also competing with this story of conspiracy, is Republican efforts to stop the Mueller investigation, Ex-FBI head James Comey's new book about Trump, and the Stormy Daniels saga.
Now toss in Trump's personal lawyer being busted by the FBI and the rumors he'll flip like a fish out-of-water when lawmakers put pressure on him, and you can see why the general public is shell-shocked with daily revelations.
They all tend to become a blur after awhile. Nothing short of nuclear war can hold a headline throughout a 24-hour news cycle.

I fully expect this latest development - the civil lawsuit against Trump's campaign, Russia, and WikiLeaks - to be thrashed around in the courts for months, if not years.

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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Today is a Day of Protest and Celebration Across America

Good Day World!

Today is my sister, Linda's birthday.

Of more interest to you perhaps, is it's the second nationwide student walkout this year.

Today is the 19th anniversary of the mass shootings at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

Once again students will take to the streets of our nation to demand gun control laws, because the adults don't seem to know what to do about mass murders in America.

They know that Congress and Trump are afraid of the NRA because of the hold it has on them. The NRA lobbyists award lawmakers for stifling any legislation that could make them uncomfortable.

I hope those cowardly lawmakers are taking notice. These protesting teenagers will soon become voters. As a matter of fact, they're using this protest to sign up new voters.

420 Across America

For years, states have had informal 420 parties on this day.

Well, today is going to be the Mother of All 420 parties in California!

That's because recreational marijuana became legal this year!

Check it out dude!

The California State Bureau of Cannabis Control has issued 47 temporary event licenses to groups that are limited to holding the marijuana celebrations on county fairgrounds that have authorized such events with city approval.

Meanwhile, a survey of some 1,000 marijuana users that was released Tuesday by the firm LendEDU found that the average 4/20 participant plans to spend $71 on marijuana to celebrate the unofficial holiday, and about 35% of respondents are planning to take off work Friday.

No doubt about it, today is a day of action and empowerment. 

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Has Trump Set a Record For Employing Lawyers?

Good Day World!

If all the lawyers in America were to erect a statue of Trump in some future museum of law, the plaque beneath it would have to mention how many lawyers he's employed since his daddy gave him a million dollars and turned him loose on the world.

Since the early 1980s, Donny has been hiring lawyers to clean up his messes for him. As the decades passed his use of lawyers increased until he had a virtual rat pack of litigators.

Trump's known for using lawyers up and spitting them out like pumpkin seeds. Witness his 15 months in office.

Can you name the lawyers he started off with in his administration, and which ones he's thrown under the bus?

Has there ever been a man in America that uses so many lawyers in such a relatively short time?

One of his best lawyer buddies, Michael Cohen, aka The Fixer, has been arrested and charged with numerous felonies.

I'm waiting to see how far Trump kicks his ass down the field when lawmakers go through his confiscated computer records and tape recordings.

The real chief-in-staff at the White House, Sean Hannity, just happens to be one of Cohen's three clients. Imagine that?

When the word got out, Hannity claimed he just talked to Cohen now and then about real estate deals. Other than that they were just buddies.

No problem that Cohen doesn't know the first thing about real estate, and Hannity isn't a developer.

Based upon Trump's history, despite being buddies, and Cohen's ability to pull Trump out of trouble over the years, Trump will drop him like a hot stone if it takes pressure off of him.

The rumor that it's getting harder to find White House lawyers has been circulating for months. At one time, such an appointment would have been eagerly seized upon by every lawyer in America.

Who can blame them?

No one appreciates being used and thrown away at the whim of a psychopath who won't even listen to their advise.  

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Is This Lying Alex Jones Waterloo?

                                        Good Day World!

The scum who calls himself Alex Jones is in a lot of trouble. It's about time!

How many years have to go by with constant harassment from Jones and his hate site Infowars, before enough is enough?

Now we'll find out.

A pair of lawsuits were filed late Monday.

The parents of two children who died in the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, say Jones’ repeated lies and conspiratorial ravings have led to death threats.

The suits join at least two other recent cases accusing the Infowars host of defamation.

For years lying Alex pushed a story claiming the whole Sandy Hook thing was fake. He even claimed the parents of the dead children were crisis actors.

If the term crisis actors sounds familiar it should. In the recent Florida high school massacre, students were criticized as crisis actors during and after the terrible incident by extreme right-wing loons like Jones.

As of yesterday, Infowars still blatantly posted this headline:
FBI Says No One Killed At Sandy Hook.

These charges of defamation are going to be compounded by another lawsuit filed in March by a man who recorded the deadly car attack at last year's White Supremacy Rally in Charlottsville, Virginia.

Jones accused him of being a "deep state shill" and a "CIA asset" who helped organize the attack. Now Jones will get to see him in court.

But not before he goes to court for accusing a 24-year old man of being the real gunman who killed those 17 people at Marjoria Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

Seems to me, that pig-bastard is going to have a lot of lawyer bills this year...and it's only April.

Could this be the end of Infowars, one of the most extreme right wing sounding booths on the internet?

Let's hope Jones is left penniless, and living in the streets by the end of this year.

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Another Trumpie Violates Federal Spending Laws - What Will Trump Do?

Good Day World!

Trump's nominees have cycled in and out of the White House, and his administration, like suicidal lemmings.

They're all aware Trump could fire them if they make the mistake of pissing him off.

 Because Trump only picks the best - in this case the most corrupt - it's inevitable that some laws will catch up to his vermin when they stick their filthy little claws into the jelly bean jar.

So, it's no surprise EPA Administrator Scott "The Puke" Pruitt has been caught violating federal spending laws, according to the Government Accounting Office (GAO) in an announcement yesterday.

The $43,000 soundproof phone booth that he had installed in his office last year was a clear violation of the law, not to mention the action of a paranoid schizophrenic.

No other administrator in the EPA's history felt a need for such an extravagant set-up that The Puke claimed was necessary. 

In an eight-page letter to lawmakers, GAO general counsel Thomas H. Armstrong said the agency failed to notify lawmakers that it was exceeding the $5,000 limit for agency heads to furnish, redecorate or otherwise make improvements to their offices.

Armstrong said the agency also violated the federal Antideficiency Act because it used appropriated funds in a manner specifically prohibited by the law.

Understand, this isn't the first time The Puke showed he didn't mind spending taxpayer dollars. 

The Pukes ambitious domestic, and international travel led to skyrocketing costs. His security detail racked up so much overtime that many have hit their annual salary caps of about $160,000.

The demands of providing 24-hour coverage even meant taking some investigators away from field work, such as when The Puke traveled to California for a family vacation.

The Puke has come under intense scrutiny for ethics issues and out sized spending.

Some highlights this far in his first 15 months in office:

Concerns were raised when The Puke gave massive raises to two of closest aides, and his rental of a Capitol Hill condo tied to a lobbyist who represents fossil fuel clients. He was only paying $50 a month for an apartment in Washington DC!

Despite everything noted above, Trump is resisting getting rid of him. The reason why is no secret.

No other Trump puppet has caused more damage to a government agency than The Puke has by carrying out Trump's agenda.

This latest salvo from the GAO, that The Puke HAS VIOLATED federal spending laws, is going to put Trump in an awkward place.

Just don't be surprised if he grants The Puke an instant pardon, and keeps his number one hit man!

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

Monday, April 16, 2018

Fake News and Now Fake Photos in Trump Land

                                    Good Day World!

It's a mystery to me why Sarah Sanders posted a photo (above) on twitter of Trump getting briefed on Syria, with Mike Pence next to him.

To even the casual observer there was one problem with the photo of our supposedly hands-on president doing his job next to his loyal puppet Pence who was also somehow speaking at a public forum in Peru at about the same time of the strike.

Other viewers, like myself, thought that was odd.

Everyone knew Mike Pence was in Peru for a summit with Ivanka and Jared. How could he possible be next to our Liar-In-Chief hundreds of miles away?

A former ethics chief tweeted that our enemies should be afraid because we've obviously developed a teleportation device which Pence must have used!

The big question is why? Why lie?

What was the purpose of showing an old photo of Trump and staff supposedly discussing Syria?

Could it be that Trump was totally out of control during the attack, after the revelations came out about the raid on his personal lawyer's home, office, and apartment?

Because his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, decided to keep tapes of almost all of his conversations, Trump knew he was in deep shit.

Applying logic to this little mystery will only go so far. We know the photo was from last year's Syria strike.

Yesterday Sarah Sanders reluctantly amended her mistake while also defending it in the next breath. She reread the twitter statement verbatim, and just changed the day the photo was said to be taken on Friday - to Thursday.

She gave no explanation why, or how that could have happened. Her sullen demeanor was probably due to embarrassment because she was caught lying again for Donny.

For the record, Sarah could have been inspired by Trump's misleading photo last month that claimed work had already started on his vaunted wall. In fact, the photo showed repairs made to an existing fence.

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Time To Make Your Predictions About This Coming Week

Good Day World!

What an exciting week we have to look forward to!

Pull up a chair, and have a jolt of Java with me, while we guess what the biggest news events will be this week.

I'm conflicted. There's so many berries to pick off the vine of political mayhem in Washington DC and abroad.

How about the one about Ivanka Trump who went to Peru in her daddy's place for the Summit of the America's?

Peruvian politicians weren't exactly thrilled that Trump wasn't attending the summit, but he assured them he'd send Vice President Pence instead.

Well, they got Pence, but they also got Ivanka and her idiot husband Jared Kushner too. Don't think for a moment that the Peruvians were happy with this arrangement.

I'm guessing it has something to do with the fact that Pence is a putz and nothing more than Trump's evil shadow. Then you have Ivanka.

She's such a low level member of Trump's staff that she doesn't even have a full security clearance, absolutely no true diplomatic experience, doesn't even speak Spanish, and wasn't confirmed by Congress as Secretary of State.

Couple all of that and Trump's racist feelings about Hispanics in general, and I think some feelings were hurt.

I'm just saying.

Moving on...

Remember Friday when the US conducted air strikes against Syria?

Trump's action was hotly debated within hours by his own administration, and Congress wasn't exactly happy that Trump bypassed them like bumps in the road, ignoring the law along the way.

Meanwhile Donny tweeted "Mission Accomplished" and Republicans recoiled with horror because of the negative association with that term first used by President Bush.

Memories of American casualties piling up long after Bush's declaration of victory in Iraq, have been painfully dredged up
by Trump's big mouth.

The term "Mission Accomplished" became a punch line, a telling indication of the administration's gross underestimation of the challenge posed by the conflict.

House staffers in the PR department claimed he was talking about some ship that was done with it's tour in the Gulf...yeah right!

Finally, we can't leave today without predicting the next bombshell to hit Trump in the Stormy case.

So far, we know that Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, had his offices, apartment and home raided by the FBI on a criminal warrant. 

Taken on the raid were audio recordings between Stormy's first lawyer and Cohen's, along with others, and personal emails, etc. It was a treasure trove of corruption.

What do you think will be the next big revelation about Trump's efforts to conceal his violations of campaign laws with the Stormy situation, and his collusion with Russia?

Please use the comment section below to log in your predictions for the next four days.

The winner will be rewarded with an honorary Political Forecaster Badge.

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...