Saturday, July 28, 2018

Trump, Spontaneous Combustion and Fiery Rhetoric

Good Day World!

I'm waiting for Trump to spontaneously combust any day now. 

His "pants-on-fire" moments have become so common that the rest of his corpulent body could break out in a fiery inferno of rhetoric any moment.

His bad habit of setting fire to nearly every norm in government and social discourse in this country has scorched our society like an uncontrolled wildfire.

His ability to burn nearly every treaty we had with other countries (endangering our national security along the way) has been nothing short of stunning.

His hot bromances with Putin, Xi, and Kim show he's ready to pour napalm on human rights, personal freedoms, and the free press. 

As I watch half of our country burning up in real time fires, I can't help feeling we're all experiencing a taste of hell on earth right now.

The thing is, while the fires in the west are devastating, at least they'll be out (hopefully) in the near future.

I wish I could say the same for Trump. We're stuck with his orange ass until 2020...unless, he's impeached for being a fire starter before then! 

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

One Tweet Too Far? Mueller's Looking At Trump Tweets in Inquiry

                                            Good Day World!

Live by the tweet, die by the tweet.

Special Counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from Trump about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the former FBI director James Comey, according to a New York Times article.

Mueller wants to ask about a wide range of presidential actions including; misleading White House statements, public attacks against people, and possible pardon offers to potential witnesses in the Russia investigation.

You can feel the screws tighten, even as some members of the House do everything they can to stop the investigation. The Freedom Caucus slime balls have gathered 11 members and are trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein to derail the investigation.

Luckily, other GOP members don't feel agree and are saying there's nothing to impeach Rosenstein on. They point out Trump appointed him. They also are willing to wait for the results of Mueller's investigation.

Has Donny's tweets turned on him finally? 

They're considered public record, and official White House comments. Which makes them perfect for Mueller's investigation. It's one more thing Trump can't walk back.

So, keep tweeting Trump... someday you may be doing it from behind bars!

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump Slaps His Base Around and Tells Them Tariffs Are Good

Good Day World!

It's another case of Trump against the American people and Congress...

No one wanted tariffs but Trump and a close puppet or two in his cabinet.

Financial analysts from independent think tanks, and a clear majority of Congress has been trying to get him to back off on the arbitrary tariffs before our economy tailspins into another recession.

Things are already getting bad for American farmers, a core base of Trump voters. In desperation Trump has proposed a bailout for them to help those already suffering from his tariff policies.  

Republican backlash is growing against the $12 billion dollar fix for his stupidity.

Comments from Republican leaders:

"They've been taking the legs out from America's farmers and ranchers," Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) said. "What the administration is offering is $12 billion in gold-plated crutches."

"I just don't think tariffs are a smart way to go." - House speaker Paul Ryan.

Tennessee Republican senator Bob Corker called on the Trump administration to "reverse course and end these incoherent tariffs," and said the administration was "offering welfare to farmers to solve a problem they themselves created."

Trump is insisting it's not a bailout but a "short-term solution" until the trade disputes are solved.

Facts always destroy rhetoric. Farmers are going to pay the price for Trump's trade war in lost markets. That's a given. There's no timeline when things will be peachy-keen again.

Perhaps more importantly, Trump has misjudged the farmer's re-action to his bailout. Most don't want anything that smacks of welfare.

Farmer's reactions to Trump bailout:

Video - Soybean Farmer calls Trump Plan a 'Pacifier'

Video - Farmers Don't Want bailout, They Want a Long-term Solution

The question is will this 11th-hour bailout stop his base from deserting him in the mid-terms? It's obviously a stop-gap measure designed to temporarily quell a rebellion among Republican farmers. 

There is a section of Trump's base, the non-farmers, who will always stand beside him as he attacks every law and norm in the country. Even if they do turn out to support Trump's picks in the mid-terms they simply don't have the numbers.

Every major poll in the country has pointed out that while Trump enjoys strong support from the Republican Party, the majority of Americans are opposed to nearly every policy Trump has forced upon our country.

Come November, we'll see how many Trump supporters turn out for the mid-terms. 

If the Democrats turn out in the expected numbers, that will be the first step in re-taking a runaway government under a wannabe dictator.

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

tariff policies have put farmers “in the poorhouse” and now his solution is to put them on welfare.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

American Politics: A Stroll in the Twilight Zone

"You unlock this door with the key to imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone." - Rod Serling

                                              Good Day World!

Has the world around you gotten surreal lately?

Do you think you recently witnessed an episode of the Twilight Zone when Trump groveled in front of Putin during the so-called Helsinki Summit?

Do you have the feeling that you've crossed into another dimension when you read Trump's tweets?

Do Trump's daily lies make you dizzy?

Having trouble shaking off the feeling we're caught in a demonic reality show?

Confused why Trump is saying the Russians are going to attack Republicans in the midterms, despite the complete consensus from our intelligence community, and Congress, that they helped Trump in the 2016 elections?

Don't feel bad. Others feel like you do. Each day under the Trump regime is like opening a new door - or episode - into an alternate universe.

We're all forced to take a stroll in Trump's world everyday, because he's sitting in the Oval Office. That doesn't mean we have to be ostriches like Trump's supporters, and keep our heads buried in the fake reality show he's starring in right now.

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

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Thanks to Trump Untraceable Guns Made Legal in Court Deal

Good Day World!

What country's citizens own the most guns in the world? 

That's easy. As everyone knows its America. 

And now thanks to the Trump administration, we're going to be flooded with untraceable 3-D printed guns available on the Internet on August 1st.

The green light came late last month, with a court settlement between the designer of the gun blueprint and the US state department. If this comes as a surprise don't feel bad. This dark deal went largely under the radar with next to no reporting on it.

Gun rights advocates celebrated the ruling. Criminals across America are eagerly awaiting August 1st when they can start printing their own secret arsenals.

The result of this ruling means we're going to be less safe from gun violence. We already struggle controlling licensed weapons, what's going to happen when these ghost guns are infused into the chaos?

This is not a victory for the Second Amendment, as the NRA and other gun associations claim. It's a victory for the criminal element in America.

This devious settlement will enable convicted felons and domestic abusers to download schematics online and print their own illegal and untraceable guns. How can that be considered a victory for the Second Amendment?

Once again Trump is pouring fuel on the fires he's started in this nation, subjecting us all to levels of racism and fear unheard of until now by a president of the United States.

I defy anyone to explain why we need untraceable guns in an already gun-happy country? And please, don't give me any shit about the Second Amendment...that's just a dodge and any sane person knows it!

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

Monday, July 23, 2018

Real Definition of Trump Derangement Syndrome: People Who Don't Believe His Lies

Good Day World!

The toadies for our would-be monarch came up with a term that they think is pretty clever - Trump Derangement Syndrome - to describe anyone who doesn't like their authoritarian master.

The term (as defined by the alt-right) works with his minority base. But the other two-thirds of Americans think Trump's meeting with Putin was a "bad scene" that humiliated America in front of the world. 

Just talk a look at last week. 

Trump backpedaled so many times about what he said in public that GOP members of Congress were forced to call him out on it. Believe me, when I say those Republicans who have been enabling Trump thus far, are having second thoughts.

Perhaps they sense the treasonous buffoon in the White House is coming to a reckoning for his treasonous activities prior to, and after he was elected. Ostriches can only keep their head buried so long before they suffocate.

Deranged is a good word to describe Trump. Anyone else acting like him would be taken in for a mental evaluation and given drugs to control his Turret Syndrome. 

It's not easy controlling a megalomaniac who sees his position as president as an excuse to personally enrich himself, and his wealthy friends. It's impossible for someone like Trump, whose ego is all-consuming, to admit he's wrong about anything. 

Trump's lies are documented daily. They're so numerous that he averaged six lies a day, since slinking into office with Putin's help.

So, if someone says you have Trump Derangement Syndrome in a derogatory tone, smile and agree with them...just not their interruption of what it means. 

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

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trump vs the World - So Who Wins?

Good Day World!

America, for whom the bell tolls, is suffering a major worldwide smackdown thanks to our Liar-In-Chief.

I'm surprised at how Trump managed to strip away our standing with other countries so fast. After 70 years of peace, thanks to NATO, Trump only took 18 months to dismantle nearly every treaty the US signed.

He did it by attacking our allies and supporting dictators like Putin, Xi, and Kim. His relentless assault on our democratic allies has left them bewildered. 

Germany's leader, Angela Merkle, sounded the alarm on Friday when she said the US cannot be counted on anymore. Trump's chaotic regime has successfully destabilized a once secure European alliance.

Watching the protests in England over Trump's visit there was an enlightening experience. The British hate Trump and everything he stands for.

The moral clarity the US once provided to world organizations is fast becoming a memory. 

The America I grew up with set the standard for democratic countries. The American model of government spread across the globe, infusing countries with the desire to be free and live in a land where equality was stressed.

Now look at us. It's embarrassing. We're teetering on an authoritarian regime that seeks to strip the laws of the land and to enforce a hateful agenda against immigration,our middle class,and the poor.

We have to reverse this terrible trend. The way to do it is through the ballot box. The first step is the midterms. Democrats need to, at least, retake the House. 

If Dems get the majority in the senate (a long shot), they'll be able to blunt even more of the damage Trump is causing.

Take America back. Vote.

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...