Saturday, November 24, 2018

We're (almost) Halfway Through the Nightmare

Good Day World!

The humanitarian and governmental blight on our country, products of the Trump era, have two more years - if the orange anus lasts that long.

He's going to have to survive a Democratic House that's gearing up to fillet his fat ass for treason, corruption, emoluments violations, campaign violations, and conspiracy with the Russians.

Toss in Trump's refusal to punish the murderous Saudi Arabian Prince for killing a Washington Post journalist (and American resident), and you have a good argument that our pathetic POTUS has underlying reasons for protecting the corrupt kingdom he's bragged of doing business with in the past.

Related: Adam Schiff says House Democrats Will Probe Kashoggi Murder

Trump will be living in fear for the next two years. And, for good reason.

* Trump fears the independent counsel, whose investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election threatens to expose the inner workings of the campaign and of Trump's opaque business empire.

* Trump fears Schiff and other House Democrats he's belittled because they will soon chair powerful committees that will launch their own investigations into Trump's administration and, perhaps, his long-hidden tax returns. 

I realize this reality show nightmare we're living in seems longer than two years we've already suffered through, and the prospect of two more years of Trump motivates some Americans to seek asylum in Canada right now.

But don't give up on America. 

Even if there are two more years of this yammering orange ape, they're going to be Trump's nightmare on steroids. The American people will get to see Trump's trials in the courts and House committees.

In the end, Trump will be fully exposed as a fraud. The greatest fear of his life.

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

Friday, November 23, 2018

Take a Deep Breath... Exhale...It's Friday

Good Day World!

Wow! This week sure flew by.

Holidays are always hectic (my understatement for the day), but this week had more than it's share of madness...

Trump madness! Acting like a dictator!

Our liar in chief decided to verbally attack the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts. In the process he accomplished two things:

1. Besides displaying his appalling ignorance and telling the chief justice to look up laws on the judiciary system, he outed himself as a well-rounded bully trying to discredit the most important court in the land. Nice move for a Fascist, but Trump got ahead of himself this time.

2. When Trump's corruption is exposed, and the time for impeachment comes, John Roberts will be heading up the court's panel to find him guilty, or not guilty. Trump really screwed the pooch on picking this fight.

There's more.

Despite strong evidence from our CIA that bin Salman ordered Jamal Khoshoggi's death, Trump has proclaimed bin Salman innocent because...(if this sounds familiar think the Surrender Summit in Helsinki when Trump stood up for Putin) bin Salman vehemently denied he did it and Trump believes him.

Not our national security community, but the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. The orange anus went on to say, "It's a mean and nasty world out there," in order to qualify the assassination.

Meanwhile, our pathetic excuse for a president signed executive orders to stop giving asylum to immigrants. The 9th District Court stepped up and put a hold on that attempt, calling it unconstitutional. (This is where Trump went after the court system, and John Roberts defended it.) 

The topper was when Trump ordered John Kelly (who is not in the military chain of command) to order Gen. Mattis to arm the troops and shoot to kill if there's any trouble on the border.

This sneaky little move is in direct violation of the Posse Comitatus Act that limits the military to only acting in support of the U.S. Border Patrol, and state and local law enforcement officers. They are not authorized to bear arms against civilians unless the "Insurrection Act" is invoked.

There's more.

Ivanka Trump is now going to be investigated for...wait for it...illegal use of a private email server with government business on it! I'm waiting for the calls to "Lock her up!

Once again, a judge slapped Trump and his propaganda minions down because they continued to threaten journalist Jim Acosta's First and 5th Amendment rights by taking his hard press pass away.

In passing, I should mention the stock market took a beating, wiping out most of the gains for the year. The market is still in free fall today.

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

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Message: Thanksgiving Greetings from Medford, Oregon

Good Day World!

After enjoying a superior cup of coffee on this rainy day in Medford, Oregon, I have a message for my regular (and new) readers:

"May this Thanksgiving Day bring you together with friends and family for a good time where you can appreciate the important things in life. 

Turkey and all the trimmings are fine, but visiting with loved ones - especially ones you don't get to see too often - is much more rewarding."

Okay. Here's some inspirational articles and videos about Thanksgiving Day in the news:

1) Obama Surprises Chicago Food Bank Volunteers and Helps prepare Thanksgiving Meal Bags

2) Thanksgiving Surprise: Couple Finds $1.8 Million Jackpot Lottery Ticket While Cleaning Up Their Home 

3) How A Hurricane-Devastated Community Is Coming Together For Thanksgiving

4) Thoughts On Thanksgiving Day from Andy Rooney (4 short videos)

5) Massachusetts Man Holds Massive Thanksgiving Dinner for Strangers Each Year - 'It Gives People Somewhere To Go'

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

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Trump Pardoned 2 Turkeys Yesterday

Good Day World!

After Trump's "reality show/ traditional turkey-pardoning gig" at the White House yesterday, he added a new twist to the ceremony. 

He pardoned another turkey:

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

Despite the fact that our CIA and other intelligence experts have told Trump bin Salman was behind the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, he flat-out refused to do anything about it.

Trump gave him a free pass for economic and personal reasons. It's no secret Trump's son in law Jared Kushner and bin Salman are "buddies," and have grand financial plans for the future.

Republican Senator Rand Paul, normally a compliant Trump minion, told the press (after hearing Trump reaffirm no more actions were going to be taken against bin Salman) had this to say:

"I'm pretty sure that after hearing this statement it's Saudi Arabia First, Not America First."

Even recent Trump convert, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said there's enough bipartisan support to sanction those involved and the royal family. 

Republican Sen. Corker: "I never thought I'd see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia."

Republican Sen.Jeff Flake: "Great allies don't lure their citizens into a trap, and then have them killed."

The new Democratic House is not going to let this matter slid by, according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Once again Trump has conceded all he moral authority that America once enjoyed among the nations of the world. 

His love of murderous strongmen has been reaffirmed by not taking any meaningful action to punish the rogue Kingdom's young leader.

Now, it's up to Congress to restore our reputation.

Related: Trump's Saudi Support Highlights 'America First' Doctrine

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

You Know America is in Trouble When...

Good Day World!

When the orange anus woke up yesterday morning at the WH he renewed an attack against one of the most revered figures in the military.

The spat started when Adm. William H. McRaven a retired Navy SEAL and Special Operations commander who oversaw the 2011 killing of bin Laden, criticized Trump earlier this year. 

Not one to ignore a slight, no matter how old, our liar in chief pulled out his usual bag of shit with baseless claims during one of his temper tantrums.

Trump “has repeatedly and falsely claimed” that he predicted bin Laden was going to attack the United States and that the United States needed to “take him out,” The Washington Post’s Fact Checker wrote in 2015.

You know America is in trouble when...

The POTUS attacks our military heroes.

You know America is in trouble when...

Trump calls the press the "enemy of the people" and kicks reporters out of the WH when he doesn't like their questions...

You know America is in trouble when...

the world laughs at our president and countries protest his visits.

You know America is in trouble when...

the Republican Party morphed into a cult - the Party of Trump.

You know America is in trouble when...

we don't stand up to murderous authoritarian regimes because our corrupt president wants to keep selling arms to one of the biggest backers of terrorists in the middle east - Saudi Arabia. 

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Political Fire Starter Trump Tours Paradise Lost

Good Day World!


The answer to stopping wildfires is here, thanks to our climate change denier in charge.

The key to halting these fiery infernos threatening California is...wait for it...raking up the leaves beneath the trees!

Rake America Great Again!

As Trump tramped through the ashes of the lost town of Paradise Saturday, he claimed there were no forest fires in Finland because they raked up all of their leaves. Even the most casual listener would challenge that idiotic explanation.

Related story: Trump Suggests Californians Can Rake Their Forests To Prevent Wildfires (He is wrong)

Related story: President of Finland Denies Telling Trump the Country Rakes its Forests to Prevent Fires

Flanked by the outgoing California governor, Jerry Brown, and the incoming governor, Gavin Newsom, Trump waddled through the ashes and didn't listen to a word of explanation about the real causes of wildfires in California.

Using his tiny expressive hands for emphasis, Trump conceded that climate change might bare a little responsibility, but...and the rest is unintelligible trash he's dreamt up in his alternate universe.

The irony of having a political fire-starter for a POTUS discussing raging infernos anywhere is unsettling. At one point Trump even threatened to withhold federal funds for California fire suppression if they didn't use "better forest management," once again demonstrating how uniformed he is.

Perhaps the best example of what a political fire-starter Trump is the reception he got going into Paradise from survivors living alongside the road, when his motorcade passed by.

In an almost surreal confrontation after such devastation it was the non-Trumps vs the Trumpies. People went nose-to-nose exchanging incendiary insults as Trump's motorcade blithely went by.

I can't help wondering how these survivors - who were all in the same boat - were getting along until Trump's tour. 

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Memo To Trump: There is NO Good Day to Shut Down the Government

"Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" - Crazy Horse

Good Day World!

According to our liar in chief, "It's a good time to shut down the government." 

Our pathetic POTUS's reason; he wants more money for the wall.

The money he's already extorted (over one billion) hasn't been used yet, with the exception of some repairs.

Trump also doubled-down by threatening that the 5,900 U.S. military troops on our southern border may have to stay beyond the mission completion day of December 15th.

Commenting on these troops Saturday, Trump said, "They build great fences. They built a very powerful fence, a different kind of fence, but very powerful. The fence is fully manned." 

Tell me, after reading his quote what did it sound like to you?

A) A kindergartener talking about fences.
B) A first graders first attempt at writing sentences.
C) A racist Dr. Seuss.

Note: the active military troops are almost done with their mission of putting up barbed wire barriers. After that, it looks like they get to sit there and miss out on the holidays as Trump plays Grinch early in the season.

The fact that Trump's God-complex is no secret anymore, just adds to the indignities millions of Americans are experiencing under his corrupt regime.

Trump's not even pretending to serve all Americans anymore. Instead, he's chosen to play to his repulsive base at every opportunity. 

The orange-skinned ape's playbook doesn't have a lot of big words in it:

"Divide. Divert. Lie. Threaten. Fake news.Be boss of everyone." The end.

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...