Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Dark Day in DC: The Supreme Court Loses It's Credibility

Good Day World! 

It's dark and cloudy outside as I sip my morning coffee. 

We're expecting rain most of the day here in Medford, Oregon.

My thoughts are wandering to Washington DC and the fully-rigged confirmation hearing on Judge Kavanaugh. 

It's a dark moment in history, watching this final partisan take down of the Supreme Court's credibility.  

As the votes are counted, members of the Federalist Society and Trump are gloating now that the fix is in. It's a day for Republicans to celebrate an ill-gotten victory against equality. A moment in time signaling a generational shift to the far right.

As I drink my coffee they're drinking champagne (except for Kavanaugh who ordered a kegger, and Trump whose having a Diet Coke).

I'm not sure what the weather is like in Washington DC this morning, but I can tell you clouds are gathering there and they're going to bring more than rain...they going to pour down with Democratic voters in the midterms!

The political whirlwind that's going to be reaped because of this rape of Lady Justice, is going to send new voters to the polls. Young ones, according to political pundits. Also, first-time voters. As for women, this will be another turning point, and more motivation for the Me Too Movement. 

To the male Republicans that will be losing their seats to female Democrats this November...tough shit boys. It's time to infuse some liberal views, common sense, and ability to compromise to truly serve the majority of Americans.

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

Friday, October 5, 2018

Midterm Payback? If Kavanaugh Gets Confirmed There's Always Impeachment

Good Day World!

By the time you read this post the Republicans will have plowed forward with their rush to confirm Kavanaugh
...regardless of what the FBI report said (after being handcuffed by Trump), or that he lied under oath numerous times.

It appears that a full confirmation vote will happen tomorrow.

Short of a miraculous resistance from a few Republican senators, it looks like we're going to get the most politically biased Supreme Court judge in modern history.

Anyone who listened to Kavanaugh rant about liberal Democrats and the "Clinton's," knows he's taken a completely inappropriate political stance which will carry over to the Supreme Court.

Does that mean America has no choice now?

Despite all of the favorable polls for Dr. Ford, and numerous organizations like The American Bar Association; or 48 Christian churches representing the bulk of Christians in America today; or the Catholic Ministries largest publication taking back their support for Kavanaugh; or the Mormon Church telling it's followers not to vote yes for him; is it a hopeless cause?

The answer is no. There is one recourse. It may be a long shot. Impeachment. History shows it's happened before. An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Samuel Chase (in 1805), was impeached on grounds of letting his partisan leanings affect his court decisions.

Sound familiar? It's pretty much what analysts say Kavanaugh will do, after showing his true colors during the confirmation process. 

President Thomas Jefferson was alarmed at the seizure of power by the judiciary through the claim of exclusive judicial review by the Federalists (led by Chase) on the bench.

The rest of the story; the Senate didn't accept any of the eight articles of impeachment (all bias related) because the majority was the opposition party.

Which brings us to today.

If the Democrats take back The House in the midterms, they could file for impeachment on the same grounds used against Chase, and add lying under oath.

If the Republicans hold on to the Senate after the midterms, then the possibility of history repeating itself could happen and the effort will be squashed. 

Nineteen federal officials — including 15 judges and two presidents — have been impeached, but fewer than half have been removed by the Senate, because of the supermajority standard.

Not likely, you say? Perhaps not. But it's a thought.

Finally, as of today, no one knows for sure how the full vote will turn out. Some Republicans may find the courage to stop this farce and say no at the last moment.

Let's see what happens Saturday.

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018

It's A Trump, Trump, Trump World!

                                     Good Day World!

Face it. You can't take a dump without thinking of Trump.

Everywhere you look, and listen, people are embroiled in heated debates about our Liar-In-Cheats latest tweets, rallies, and near catastrophes at The White House.

It really gets embarrassing when you look at the world's opinion of our president:

Poll: Global Confidence in Trump lower than for China's XI

And, World's Confidence in US Leadership Under Trump at a New Low

But the embarrassment doesn't stop there. Americans have to live daily under the most corrupt president in our entire history. He's a serial liar, and proud of it. His massive ego blinds him from reality. 

He makes up his own reality as he goes. With minions like Kellyanne Conway pushing alternative truths, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders blatantly spreading Trump's lies like they were gospel, we are faced with a sense of being captives in a reality show we never signed up for.

Unlike the action adventure and comedy, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, World, we are watching a drama that threatens the very core of our highly prized democracy with a modern day fascism under Trump's world. His attempts to destroy our Constitutional rights are nothing less than evil.

The man-baby's days are limited. As he mocks sexual assault victims during this country's awakening in the wake of the Me Too movement, he's going to see Republican women peel away from his base in the midterms.

Trump is so full of himself, and just plain stupid, that he thinks he's not going to pay a price for mocking Dr. Ford during a rally in Mississippi. To him, it was further proof that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue in front of everyone, and get away with it.

Senators are going to review the FBI's report today. Click here to see the ridiculous limits being put on the 100 senators who need to read it.

Let's see what the three people - Sen. Flake, Sen. Collins, and Sen. Murkowski - think about this sham of a confirmation. It's all up to them now.

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Once Again Trump Shows He Can't Control Himself

                                           Good Day World!

The Liar-In-Chief couldn't control himself (again) last night at a rally. He went after Kavanaugh's accuser Dr. Ford to throw some meat to the base and outdid himself.

All pretenses of a fair conformation hearing went out the door as Trump mocked Dr. Ford to the delight of his idiot followers.

Trump has been biting his fat tongue all week trying to act like he was for a fair process. He even called for the FBI investigation. However, that turned out to be a joke as he limited the FBI to a narrow lane of investigation.

Before the crowd Tuesday night in Southhaven, Mississippi, Trump imitated Ford during her testimony, mocking her for not knowing the answers to questions such as how she got home from the party where Kavanaugh assaulted her.

It was classic Trump; mocking and imitating people with disabilities, or anyone else who disagrees with him. Especially the 15 females who came out during his presidential campaign and charged him with sexual harassment.

What Trump said:

"I had one beer. Well, do you think it was...nope, it was one beer. How did you get home? I don't remember. How'd you get there? I don't remember. Where is the place? I don't remember. How many years ago was it? I don't know."

What caused the Orange Anus to lose it last night?

The answer may lie with the New York Times story on the Trump family that demolished Donny's claims he only got one million from his dad and turned it into billions.

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Trump: Counting On Chickens Before They're Hatched

Good Day World!

"Counting chickens before they're hatched" is a universal phrase meaning wait until something actually happens before you count on it.

Watching Trump strut around like a rooster in the Flower Garden in the back of The White House yesterday was a good example of how he takes a nothing-burger, and serves it up like a Trump endorsed steak.

I'm talking about the tentative agreement that Canada, Mexico and the US, signed yesterday. 

Trump crowed to reporters, "This new deal will be the most modern, up to date, and balanced trade agreement in the history of the country." 

This is a typical Trumpian blast, boasting about anything he does as being the "biggest, or the greatest in history." I see this habit of wild exaggeration as a "tell" signaling he's lying.

Let's take this great non-moment of a real deal for what it is...something for the Republicans to wave around as a victory before midterms.

Here's the facts:

*The tentative deal was rushed for optics. A midterm infusion to rally the base.

* This "deal" has to be approved by Congress next year and guess who'll (at the very least) will have The House back? Yes, the Democrats. 

*The claim (for rushing) was the deal was supposed to be completed before the outgoing Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto left office in December. It was really Trump's excuse for pushing a timeline on the agreement (think midterms).

* As it turned out, the incoming president already said he wouldn't overturn any deal his predecessor makes. In any case, the Mexican congress still has to vote on it.

* Lawmakers will be digging into the fine print of the deal and chances are it won't be voted on until the next session of Congress in 2019 (as I mentioned earlier).

Thus far, the Democrats haven't commented on the tentative agreement that Trump is ballyhooing as a major victory and redo of NAFTA.

To be clear, it's showtime right now for Trump and his minions with the elections coming up. 

For Trump, counting on chickens before they're hatched is merely part of the art of bullshitting, and blurring reality.

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

Monday, October 1, 2018

Trump's Latest Con Game: Claims 'FBI Has Free Rein'

Good Day World!

Our Liar-In-Chief is in rare form...

First he tweeted Saturday that the White House didn't place any limitations on the FBI's ability to investigate the allegations against supreme wannabee Kavanaugh.

Next he told NBC "I want them to interview whoever they deem appropriate, at their discretion. 

That response came after NBC cited multiple reports that in fact, the Orange Anus had limited the scope of the reopened background investigation on Kavanaugh.

Classic Trumpian con. Say one thing, then do another. The man simply has no shame. 

According to The New York Times the White House has authorized the FBI to interview four witnesses: Mark Judge; Leland Keyser, a high school buddy of Ford's whom she said attended the party but was not told of the assault; P.J. Smyth, another party guest; and Deborah Ramirez, the Yale accuser. 

Sen. Feinstein has been trying to determine just what was written in Trump's letter to the FBI.,so she contacted Don McGahn and FBI Director Wray yesterday, requesting a copy of the written directive.

In the request she also wrote, "If the FBI requests any expansion beyond the initial directive, please provide the names of any additional witnesses or evidence."

By now, anyone who follows Trumpian tactics knows he's not afraid of the BIG LIE...he just keeps repeating it. 

This FBI probe is a load of bullshit, but it's working for the Trump puppets that want to plough their boy forward - even if he does get sick and vomit after drinking half of a keg, and experience numerous blackouts.

The con is on. 

* No former classmates who have contradicted Kavanaugh's account of his college alcohol consumption and instead said he was frequent, heavy drinker.

* The FBI will not be allowed to interview high school classmates who could shed light on what some people have called untruths about his testimony on alleged sexual references in his high school yearbook.

That's really too bad because the world won't get to see the real translation of "The Devil's Triangle;" the "Renate Alumnius;" the Beach Week Ralph Club, or (my favorite) "boofing."   

*No one from the FBI has even contacted Dr. Ford yet, and it's not even clear if they will talk to her at all.

While Trump may get away with pulling a fast one and acting like he was trying to get to the truth with this FBI con game, there's one thing he can't get away with; his nominee showed his partisan colors and turned on the Democratic Party and even the Clintons in his rage.

In the end, that revelation of his political bias will be his downfall. His temperament and partisanship can't be brushed aside in a coverup story. The optics were too big.

20 million viewers watching TV that day heard him spew his hate and tell the truth for the first time in the process! 

I believe there's going to be enough Republican Senators (I won't predict how many) that will stand up on that full confirmation vote, and say NO.

If I'm wrong, there's always impeachment after the midterms when the Democrats take back the House.

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...