Saturday, August 4, 2018

A Mystery in the White House: Two Administrations?

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Who to believe? Trump, or our national intelligence agencies? 

I ask this because the heads of all those government agencies held a special press conference Thursday, warning America that Russia was already attacking our electoral system.

That same night Trump showed up at a rally in Pennsylvania and told the crowd the whole investigation against Russia was a witch hunt. A hoax. And some of the crowd cheered...

Trump's claims to his base (who show up for any rally he attends) are so full of falsehoods that fact-checkers have a field day every time he speaks.

That two-thirds of Americans who believe he's a serial liar, are concerned he's destroying our democracy and alienating us from the rest of the world.

But what's happening behind the scenes at the White House? Besides getting his ass kissed by his favorite whipping boy for the day, Trump is acting even more unhinged.

The question of the day is; who told the national intelligence heads to gather and hold a press conference? The White House says Trump arranged it. I have a feeling he didn't have anything to do with the hastily arranged press conference. 

On the off-chance he did arrange it gave him some positive political coverage in the mainstream media while he was busy attacking those same security agencies in his rally that night.

But what if Trump didn't cobble our national security heads together? What of it was someone else?

I'm not talking about conspiracies like the deep state either. I suspect high officials in the Trump administration are getting worried about his increasingly erratic interactions with world leaders and his toxic tweets.

We can only hope for some sanity in this administration. I don't think that's asking for too much.

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

Friday, August 3, 2018

No More Pretenses: Trump's War On Free Press Out In The Open


                                          Good Day World!

Looking for topical political drama?

Just tune in to White House Press briefings with Sarah Huckabee Sanders - when they have one.

Yesterday, Sarah nearly came unglued when asked if she would say that the mainstream press is not the enemy of the people. 

She simply would not answer the question. Instead she deflected the question and went off on a rant about how mean the press is to the president, and her. In a rare show of passion, her face got redder than usual and her eyes sent lightning bolts to the assembled press.

A good performance actually. I almost believed she was so stupid that parroting Trump's false accusations were becoming an alternate reality for her. 

On the other hand, we should also consider she lives in a bubble created by Trump and his cohorts. In order to stay in that swamp she has to swim with the reptiles.

In other words, she either believes anything Trump asserts - in spite of facts to the contrary - or she just wants to keep her job and accepts lying is a vital part of staying with team Trump.

The bottom line: we have a president (and willing cronies) who are out to destroy the free press so they can control the national narrative.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the freedom of the press in the United States.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise, thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

Therefore we know that when the president attacks the mainstream media he's really attacking our Constitution. What else is the average American supposed to think when the leader of our nation tries to undermine one of the pillars of our Democracy?

A convergence of events are coming down on Trump and he's running scared. The Russian investigation, the flipping of his "Fixer" Michael Cohen, an emolument case progressing in court, a porn star and Playboy model suing him, and a Federal case against the Trump Foundation for fraudulent use of funds, and more.

That's a lot of shit. Trump doesn't want the press to report on any of those stories, so in his infantile way, he's stepping up his attacks against the press (which started on his first day in office), hoping his base will somehow save him at the end of the day.

This is not a well-planned strategy - nothing is planned in his reactionary world - it's a last ditch effort to turn back the tidal wave coming at him.

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






Thursday, August 2, 2018

Trump's 'Real' Base Shows Up At His Rallies

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When talking about Trump's base of supporters it's important not to lump them into one giant slime ball.

It's not fair. And it's not accurate.

Millions voted for Trump for different reasons. The fact that he appealed to farmers and other cross-sections of society may surprise his detractors who are often too quick to label anyone that voted for Trump as witless rednecks.

Give them some credit. A lot of Americans wanted a change. And a lot of Americans hated Hillary Clinton. It didn't necessarily mean they approved of his habit of lying or that he was a womanizer most of his adult life.

That said, there's hard core supporters, who I call his real followers, that have been waiting for their chance in the limelight, and Trump has opened the door to giving them a platform after Charlottesville.

The alt-right has been given the green light in the Trump era to foul our national discourse with hateful lies and racism. Conspiracy theorists, who once hid in their parent's cellars, have become social media stars with followers as crazy as they are.

Anyone that saw the recent Tampa rally, where Trump showed up to stump for some Republicans running for office in the midterms, had to be struck with the site of unhinged conspiracy wing nuts screaming at the media who attended the event.

Those devotees of falsehoods, some of which are specific to faith in Trump, others with plain old nonsense with racist and anti-Semitic tones, have been liberated by a reality star president who will do, or say anything, for good ratings.

Reports of the Tampa rally didn't just come from the mainstream media. 

There was live coverage on the Internet coming from 8chan, an anonymous image board also known as Infinitechan or Infinitychan, which is best described as the unglued twin of a better-known 4chan, a message board already untethered from reality.

This is the core of Trump's base. Once bottom dwellers in society, these wing nuts are now the new reality stars in the Trump regime. Neo-Nazis, KKK members, and extreme ant-immigrant groups are flourishing like deadly mushrooms in a shit heap of lies.

Next time you view footage of a Trump rally, look closely at the people behind him. Some may look familiar because they are. They attend all of his rallies. They follow him like lemmings, anxious to fight off Trump's detractors, and to worship him in person.

You'll probably also notice that the press trying to cover the event will be verbally attacked, urged on by a child-like Trump repeating the same lies wherever he goes.

A Trump rally is always a circus, and he's the ringmaster. Just look at his audience. That's his "real" base.

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

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mueller Won't Indict Trump: That's Going To Be Up To Congress

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Let's clear away some misconceptions about the Mueller investigation on Team Trump, and Russia partnering up for a win in the 2016 election.

Special Counsel Mueller isn't going to indict Trump at the conclusion of his controversial investigation. Sorry about that. I know a lot of people believe Mueller has the power to file an indictment and are counting on him doing that.

Here's what they, and you, should know. Mueller doesn't believe he can indict a sitting president. When his investigation is finished he's going to toss the evidence up and it's congress's job to act on it.

The court of public opinion has been swaying against the Russian investigation because of Trump's campaign to discredit it. One survey recently pointed out a list of the top 10 words, or phrases associated with the investigation are; 
(Top 3) Collusion, Witch Hunt, and 13 Angry Democrats.

Americans have been brainwashed with those three words since the investigation began. Trump's campaign to discredit the Mueller probe has been steady and unrelenting. He's been doing everything he can to disrupt the probe with false claims and accusations.

In the end Trump is counting on his base believing his version of events, and a cowed congress willing to wipe his dirty ass clean.

Two thoughts on that:

1) The timing of Mueller's report being released is going to be critical. If it's before the midterms it could hurt GOP members running for re-election...or, on the flip side, it could give Trump an advantage with his jellyfish still in charge of congress.

2) If the Democrats retake the House there's a good chance of impeachment proceedings taking place. Especially, if the general population is outraged with Trump getting away with treason. 

I have a hunch there's going to be an iron-clad case presented by Mueller, outlining how our president worked with the Russians during the election. There's a good chance they have a "smoking gun" that's going to shoot Trump in the foot! (Hint, Cohen)

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

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Wall Street Alert: Trump Corners Market on Lying

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Donny has done it. I never doubted he could, and would.

Wall Street news today: Trump has cornered the market on lying.

Trump lies about Russian investigation seven times in one tweet

Trump Continues Campaign of telling lies and blowing smoke

Trump Lies; Why Should We believe His latest denials?

Psychologist Explains Trumps Lies, Reversals

Spicer Offers Pathetic Excuses for Lying for Trump

Trump Told 3251 Lies in 497 Days 

A Collection of Trump's Lies Since Stealing Office

Do you want to know what kinds of dividends Donny's monopoly on lies will bring? 

Pick one (or more) of the following dividends Trump is going to reap for his serial lying:

1. Impeachment
2. Jail Time
3. A Place in History, as the worst president we've ever had.
4. Massive embarrassment/ridicule for the rest of his life.
5. A place in the latest edition of Webster's Dictionary under Liars. As in "world class liars."

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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Does Pompeo Know About The 'Pee-Pee' Tapes?

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I'm still trying to process the meeting between America's Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and congressional lawmakers. 

I have come to a few conclusions, however.

1) Pompeo doesn't know what was said between Trump and Putin in private for over two hours.

2) Pompeo has discovered with his CIA connections, that there is a "Pee-Pee" tape (Trump and prostitute action), and he doesn't want to be the one to confirm it.

3) Pompeo can smile while eating shit! It's an amazing ability that has kept him in Donny's good graces. Even when he was angry at pointed questions being asked...he smiled. 

That's scary. He might be an advanced cyborg because most humans don't do that. (With the exception of psychopaths of course) 

It's safe to conclude that:

1) Pompeo will do, or say, anything to keep his job.

2) He has no balls.

3) Pompeo is a member of the Neutered Trump Team backed by one of the many dark money PACs pumping cash into Trump's propaganda machine.

4) Any credibility Pompeo built up leading the CIA, has disappeared in the fog of Trumpism he's embraced.

The chance that anyone will ever learn what was said between Putin and Trump is miniscule. As I read the Russian reports of the "Surrender in Helsinki" it was apparent Putin was pleased with the meeting.

So was Donny. That's why our republic and democracy itself is in danger today. It's all about Trump First.

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

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Lying, Corruption, Treason: GOP Rep.Issa Say's It's OK in Politics


                                            Good Day World!

So how are GOP members doing damage control over the latest news that Trump knew about the infamous Trump Tower meeting?

One of the "Brown-Nose Squad" of GOP Lawmakers told a reporter yesterday that "There are just some things in politics you take for granted," in reference to Trump getting caught lying again. 

GOP Rep. Issa was defending Trump in a Fox News interview with Neil Cavuto, where he blew off the news of Trump's lie and suggested it was nothing unusual in politics.

I have to agree lying in politics is akin to fish and water, but that's not something to be proud of. 

What Issa and other weak-kneed DC lawmakers have in common, is they're so afraid of Trump they're willing to eat his shit with a dash of salt to keep their jobs.

Instead of responding to the news that Trump knew all about the infamous meeting and has been lying to the public, Issa employed the GOP spin machine and went after Trump's ex-fixer Cohen who exposed Trump.

It's getting harder by the day for Trump supporters who are starting to see all of his illegal activities coming home to roost in the White House.

It's looking worse for the Trump camp in the Mueller investigation as more evidence continues to crop up.

Ranging from campaign violations with a porn star and a playboy model, to an investigation into the Trump Foundation for violations, and the emoluments charge advancing through the court, are just a sampling of what lies ahead before the midterms.

It should be interesting to see how assholes like Issa fare in the midterms. Many other Republicans are also taking a chance by holding onto Trump's diaper to get voters.

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