Saturday, December 22, 2018

Trump Christmas Gifts This Year Infuriate Congress But Motivate His Base

Good Day World!

It's that time of year for Trump's base and authoritarian governments, when Donny passes out gifts to everyone whose been naughty.

When Trump woke up the other day with a new vision of chaos, he surprised the world and announced America has defeated ISIS and he was bringing our troops home.

The problem with that is Congress and the Pentagon were stunned to hear the news that morning. No one in the government was prepared for Donny's bombshell.

The reason Trump threw that poisonous tidbit out was to divert from all the news lately about his (and his family's) corruption. 

More investigations into his regime and presidential campaign were harshing his high and he needed a diversion that would get every ones attention.

Like Bush so infamously said on an aircraft carrier once, "Mission Accomplished" regarding ISIS and Iraq. Donny's replay reads pretty much the same when he said "ISIS is defeated and it's time to go home. We won." 

That claim flies in the face of facts which show otherwise. In Trump's sick mind anything that can divert the news away from the multiple investigations against him is fair game.

To prove his hypocrisy rating Trump went from owning a shutdown over his wall, to claiming it's the Democrats fault after the shutdown happened.

Facts be damned. That's why the last adult in Trump's cabinet, General Mattis, resigned this week. Trump had stopped taking his advise this year and Mattis couldn't hang with that.

Trump's desperate move to divert attention from his problems was the last straw for Mattis. Congress groaned. For the most part even GOP lawmakers were stunned and outraged.

Meanwhile Trump's puppet master Putin, is congratulating his prize puppet, and Syria's dictator also was pleased with Trump's Christmas present...Syria.

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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Trump Tantrum Watch: Going Full Scrooge With Shutdown

                                            Good Day World!

In the spirit of Ebenezer Scrooge, our reality show president wants to put a bigly show on today by closing the government down just to appease his followers.

The GOP majority in the House passed a partisan bill yesterday with Donny's $5 billion wall in it, but the chances of the Senate passing it is about the same as Trump never lying again.


I'm not sure if the Trump lackeys in the Senate will even bother trying to pass it. But puppets are puppets and there may be a witless effort to try without the numbers. It is, after all, a big show for Ringmaster Donny.

Demonstrating that the only thing he cares about is his racist base, and that cabal of assholes in the House - The Freedom Caucus - Trump is content to put hundreds of thousands of federal workers out of a job (without pay) days before Christmas.

That's just damn cold.

Oh yeah! Trump has left another Christmas gift for Americans this year;

A plunging stock market. This is the worst December performance since the Great Depression in 1931

In the story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens', Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of a former business partner, Jacob Marley, and it changes his life for the better. 

In the Trump version of A Christmas Carol, his former lawyer rats him out to prosecutors, and he becomes even more crazy than before and shuts down the government.

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

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Today's Good Mood Is Sponsored By Justice

Good Day World!

I'm feeling pleasantly buzzed this month, and it's not because of my daily cannabis-infused coffee, or even Christmas.

The feeling that relief is coming for our embattled democracy has me smiling and more hopeful than anytime in the last two tortured years under Trump's regime.

High Crimes and Corruption:

(Video) Trump Faces Investigations from All Angles

(Video & article) Democrats Will Probe Trump Organization Projects in the Dominican Republic, Around the Globe 

(Video and article) Trump Signed Letter of Intent For Trump Tower Project Despite Giuliani  Insisting He Didn't

(Video and article) Think the Trump Foundation Case Is Over With? Think Again.

(Video and article) The Walls Are Closing in on Donald Trump

(Video and article) Trump-Russia: Here Are The Two Meetings Congress Must Investigate First 

(Video and article) Senate Democrats Renew Call For Investigation Into Whether Trump Mar-A- Lago Associates Influenced VA Decisions

Just to see how well Trump is thought of in the international community you have to check this out:

(Video and article) Dermophis DonaldTrumpi: Worm-Like Amphibian Named After Donald Trump As It Might Become Extinct From Climate Change

Another Court Setback in December For Trump:

(Article) Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Asylum Rules For Domestic and Gang Violence for Victims

I could go on citing all the trouble Trump and many of his minions are in, but I think you've got the idea why I'm feeling buzzed by the justice system...

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

If The Economy is Healthy Why This Warning From Alan Greenspan?

Good Day World!

I admit to being somewhat confused on how healthy our economy is right now.

Mixed messages about how well we're doing have become as common as flies in a butcher shop. 

Are we okay, as the Trumplicans claim? Or, as Alan Greenspan said yesterday, "...the party's over at Wall Street."

The former Federal Reserve chairman who famously warned more than two decades ago about "irrational exuberance" in the stock market doesn't see equity prices going any higher than they are now.

He flat out warned investors the "correction will be painful" and "run for cover."

Meanwhile, Trump is in his campaign for 2020 mode and his manager came up with a one-minute ad that reads like "Alice in Wonderland."

Trump's campaign manager is telling viewers;

"We have a booming economy, historically low unemployment, including the lowest unemployment rate for minorities in history."

After sorting through the falsehoods it's apparent Trump will be running an alternative universe campaign for his clueless base.

Let's set politics aside for a moment to see how the U.S. economy is really doing.

Today the Dow Jones Plunged 352 points after the fed rate hike. The Dow sunk to its lowest point this year. 

After considering the above articles it's apparent we're on the edge of a cliff with some bad indicators for 2019.

Don't expect Trump and his minions to change their tune about the economy despite these facts. They'll continue with alternate facts as long as their base responds positively to the lies.

As far as I can tell, the economy is in flux right now, with the ability to continue to go backward in the next few months, hinting at an upcoming recession.

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

It's All About That Wall...That Wall...That Wall

Good Day World!

Somewhere in Israel there's a Wailing Wall (a place to weep).

If Trump gets his way, the U.S. will have it's own Wailing Wall on the southern border, which by the way Mexico is not going to pay for.

What is it about a wall that attracts Trump so much?

An early building block fetish?

Trump's advisers need to show him photos of the Great Wall of China and how that massive effort didn't stop their enemies from invading them. The barbarians still came in waves and laughed at the ridiculous wall.

Even the Romans didn't get the idea that a wall wouldn't stop their enemies. By the time they finished Hadrian's Wall the empire was well on the way to decline.

Then there was the ancient Diyarbakir Walls that surrounded one of the largest cities in Turkey. The walls didn't manage to hold up any better than other famous walls that were breached.

How about the Great Zimbabwe WallIt is the largest structure in the south of the Sahara Desert, and is one of the most famous walls in the world. It was breached countless times over the centuries.

The great Walls of Babylon were originally included on Antipater's list of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Located in modern day Iraq. But Cyrus the Great came along and conquered Babylon's mighty walls.

The Walls of Troy are among the most famous in the world. They protected the legendary Troy for 10 years of assaults from the Greeks before they were breeched by deceit.

The Berlin Wall lasted from 1961 to 1989 before being torn down when the Soviet Union collapsed.

Here's the main point:

Walls don't solve problems. Sometimes they prolong the inevitable, but in the end they are either penetrated or torn down.

Someone pass that on to Trump...not that it'll make any difference!

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

Monday, December 17, 2018

Help Wanted: The Day Of Reckoning Cometh

                                        Good Day World!

Even if our liar in chief doesn't see it, his minions do. The Day of Reckoning Is Coming Fast.

It's been a battle for Trump to replace all the people he's been firing in the last couple of months. When his top pick for chief of staff turned him down, followed by a line of other flunkies eager to excuse themselves, he had to settle for a minion already in his employ.

When Trump announced that Budget Director Mike Mulvaney was going to be his next chief of staff, it was a desperate attempt to conceal the fact no one else wanted the job. 

The Day of Reckoning Cometh

The new year is going to begin with some of Trump's remaining cabinet members having to account for ethical violations that Trump ignored (unless confronted by the IG).

Secretary of the Interior, and world-class asshole, Ryan Zinke, saw the writing on the wall and resigned (end of this month) before a committee went after him and slapped the stupid grin off his mug.

The top two Trump minions who will be facing the music before a Democratic House; Commerce Secretary and world-class swindler, Wilbur Ross; Energy Secretary Rick Perry, and clown misusing government money.

It's just a matter of time before Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and unscrupulous billionaire, is taken to task. 

We must not forget Betsy DeVos the stupidest Secretary of Education ever appointment by any administration.

After agreeing to divest 102 separate assets during the confirmation process, she turned around and made three new investments last year - one was a stake in a Michigan Distillery valued at between $500,000 and a million dollars.

These obvious violations will not go unnoticed next year. Republicans are going to be forced to answer for their corruption in 2019.

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Americans Were Warned Of Biggest Threat To Democracy 269-Years Ago

Good Day World!

Let's take a look at the man that became the Nostradamus of Politics, Denis Diderot, whose political predictions were eerily accurate.

Diderot authored some of the century's most influential political writing, much of it now strikingly prescient in the Age of Trump.

It was Diderot's contention that the real threat to American democracy would not come from foreign powers: it would stem from within, from unbridled luxury, class tensions, political corruption and, in the worst case scenario, from the rise of a cynical autocrat who would turn his back on the founding values of the Republic.

Diderot's life had been devoted trying to get Kings and Queens of countries to treat their subjects better. To his dismay after years of scholarly papers and speeches nothing changed.

He admired the fledgling new country of America, and the ideals and values it stood for. Before he died in 1784, he wrote an article warning Americans to be vigilant of their newfound freedoms. 

The following quote holds particular relevance to Americans today. See what you think:

"People of North America, may the example of all those nations that have preceded you, and especially that of your motherland, instruct you. Beware of the affluence of gold that brings with it the corruption of morals and the scorn of laws: beware of an unbalanced distribution of wealth that will give rise to a small number of opulent citizens and a hoard of citizens in poverty, a situation that will engender the insolence of some and the deprivation of others."

If France's monarchy would have listened to his advise the French Revolution may never have happened. Who knows?

The message for us today is to pay heed to Diderot's warning and to hold Trump and his minions accountable now.

That won't solve all the problems in our society. We'll still have to contend with corporations that continue to exploit people, but cleaning out the trash in the White House will be a good first step.

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...