Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Cadet Bonespurs Tries To Woo Military By Pardoning War Criminals

                                          Good Day World!

Once again Cadet Bonespurs, aka Trump, is trying to get military service members to like him. 

The problem with that is they remember his boast about giving them their first pay raise in a decade. They knew better than that, they annually get pay raises.

In Trump's latest bid to get acceptance from the members of our military is just another example of how misguided (and uninformed) the orange ape is.

Apparently Trump ordered the Pentagon to get paperwork on military members serving time for war crimes, and those accused of them with the intention of pardoning them on Memorial Day.

Trump singled out the latest war criminal, Special Warfare Operator Chief Edward "Eddie" Gallagher, as someone he's considering pardoning - even though his trial is not over yet. 

Gallagher's trial is set for May 28th, when other SEAL Team members are scheduled to testify to his crimes. They may never get the chance. What the hell kind of message does that send to the rest of the world? What kind of message does flaunting the rule of law send to those serving our country? As a combat veteran, I'm thoroughly disgusted with Trump's pathetic attempt to elevate murderers to get some military votes. Subverting the military justice system for political reasons is another demonstration of Trump's utter lack of rules, morals, and ethics. He sees pardons as a political toy to either help people he likes, or as a way of drumming up support for his base. His abuse of presidential pardon power has been on display since his first day in The White House. Because Trump is NOT a stable genius like he claims, he doesn't see any downside to his quasi-patriotic ploy. But there is one. Millions of veterans and active duty members who believe in the law, and don't think war crimes should be rewarded are going to speak out. If Trump goes through with his cheap trick for attention he's going to lose more voters than gain them. Time for me to walk on down the road...

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Burning Question: What Happens When Trump is Exposed?

                                          Good Day World!

"The fact is I don't know where my ideas come from. Nor does any writer. The only real answer is to drink way too much coffee and buy yourself a desk that doesn't collapse when you beat your head against it." - Douglas Adams  

Thanks for stopping by.Today's subject is logic.

I embrace logic when examining a situation, or an event. Especially if the event is possibly one that could change the world.

For example:

Fact: There's currently 29 investigations into Trump's corrupt activities in and out of the White House.

Question: Even if most of these investigations last over a year, what are the odds that some will come to an incriminating conclusion against Trump before that? I think it's logical to suggest at least one, if not more, will pin Trump's ass to the wall.

My reasoning: After reading this article (Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts) in the New York Times yesterday, it's apparent the judge handling the case is going to instruct Deutsche Bank to give Congress the financial  records on Trump despite his lawyers best efforts.

Observation: The above article brought Jared Kushner into the ring of deceit and corruption. I suspect Congress will have to file separately to get Kushner's records (if they choose that route). 

The Burning Question: How will Americans react if Trump is brought before the justice system (what's left of it after AG Barr became Trump's personal lawyer), and indicted for high crimes, ranging from conspiracy with Russia (the Deutsche connection is going to open that nasty little box when they see money laundering and possibly other illegal activities there) to obstruction of justice?

The bottom line is if a majority of Americans aren't offended with Trump after these bombshell revelations, Congress is afraid to file for impeachment.

Playing the devil's advocate, I would suggest Democrats pick up the damning facts and go after him right away, instead of waiting for fickle polls.

But then, I'm not a politician who will to do anything to get re-elected, including rejecting the right thing to do for personal interests.

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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Here's a Prime Example of Trump's Foreign Deal-Making Follies

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"Life happens. Coffee helps." -Anonymous

When we last heard about Trump's fabulous foreign deal-making abilities a crisis in the Middle East (of his own doing) was brewing. 

Now, in the latest example of what a loser Trump is when it comes to dealing with other countries, we find that the idiot actually asked Congress to pay the Afghanistan Taliban's expenses to sit down and negotiate earlier this year.

I agree with Steve Ellis, executive vice president of Taxpayers For Common Sense:

"Even if you leave aside that they are still conducting operations against our interests and allies, having to pay for someone to be at the table undercuts our bargaining position and demonstrates their lack of enthusiasm for a deal," he said.

"I'm sure the Taliban would like whatever cash we're willing to give them, but it's not like they aren't going to continue funding their fighting," he added.

In summary:

Trump is such a lousy deal-maker that he's resorting to paying our enemies to sit down and talk.

I've been around since Truman was president, and have never heard of any American president making such a stupid attempt at negotiating with a hostile foreign power. 

Can you imagine if Roosevelt would have offered to pay Adolf Hitler, or Hideki Tojo, to sit down and talk things over?

Now we have to face the reality that the orange ape in the Oval Office is a shitty deal-maker with no moral compass...who doesn't listen to his advisers. 

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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

On The Brink of War: 'What We have Here, is Failure to Communicate'

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"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard." - Anne Spencer

I've been reading articles for the last two days researching what's happening between the U.S. and Iran, and why the two nations are nearing a conflict no one wants.

It's scarily simple; a lack of communication. Yes, it's that mundane.

Iran has watched as the U.S. sent a carrier group and heavy duty bombers to their area, threatening to kick their ass big time if any American troops are attacked by Iran or their proxies because of a rumor.

Meanwhile, Iran saw this buildup in military power as a threat and began taking actions to defend itself.

What started the whole thing anyway?

Again, it's very simple, and could have been avoided by communicating. 

Rumors began circulating that Iran was arming it's attack boats with missiles and were planning to attack American troops in Iraq and Syria, despite skepticism on the part of our European allies.

If the Trump regime hadn't gone after Iran like a honey badger the moment he slunk into office, there's a good chance communication would have avoided any sudden military buildups.

It's no surprise the Iranian regime refuses to communicate with the Trump regime now. They don't trust him. The orange ape's lack of a transparent foreign policy has rattled nations across the planet.

The result of this failure is playing out right now. Both sides are struggling not to go to war. Trump has said he doesn't want one. The Iranians said they don't want one.

But, there's wheels in motion on both sides preparing for one.

Which brings me to another worrisome example of lack of communication: Congress has been held in the dark over the whole foreign policy mess. 
Members are getting briefed next week on Iran. Apparently, there's no hurry for what could be a worldwide crisis.

Going forward, we're going to have to hope cooler heads do prevail, and that someday a line of communication between the two rivals will be established with diplomacy.

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

Friday, May 17, 2019

Why Are There So Many Democratic Candidates for President?

                                         Good Day World!

"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan 

Cruising on my morning coffee fix is not a good time for math. As I slowly woke up with the help of my java fix, I wondered how many Democrats were running for president? 

I was aware that there were more candidates than I have fingers and toes. But the numbers keep increasing. At last count (yesterday) New York mayor Bill de Blasio threw his hat in the ring bringing the total number of hopefuls to 23.

Observation: de Blasio starts right off with negative polling numbers, unlike the rest of the pack. New Yorkers don't even like him, according to this article.

I'm trying to wrap my head around that number. Twenty-three contestants. I believe it's a record, for better, or worse. But why do so many people think it's time to run for president?

Pundits say there are a lot of Trump haters out there among the majority of potential voters, so running an anti-Trump campaign has become a central feature. 

A purely speculative reason for that is everyone thinks that if a moron like Trump could get elected the chances that they could were good.

What I question is who really thinks candidates like Marianne Williamson, or Andrew Yang, are serious contenders? Most Americans have never heard of them.

Note to Democrats: More is not better, if there's no quality in the selection.

In my humble opinion, there only a half dozen viable contenders, and Joe Biden leads them all. It's obvious in the pollings. The majority of the hopefuls aren't on anyone's national radar.

Another possibility, and you can take this one tongue-in-cheek, is that it gives all the wannabes a chance at a book deal!

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

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Ssssshh...What's That Sound? There's Talk Of War Going Around

                                            Good Day World!

"When life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee." Anonymous

While enjoying my first cup of coffee this morning a troubling feeling of deja vu harshed my morning high.

Quick history: President Bush started a war with Iraq based upon false information to get the attention of the nation.

Fast forward: It's really feeling like history is going to repeat itself, but with Iran as the new target. Here's why...

Senators Demand Answers From Trump Administration on Iran Threat 

Trump's Potential War With Iran Is All Bolton's Doing. But It Might Also be His undoing.

State Department Orders Non-Emergency Personnel To Leave Iraq Posts

I really don't have anything to add to the obvious comparison above other than a song from the 60's that's still relevant today by Buffalo Springfield - "Stop children! What's That Sound?"

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Our Democracy is on Life Support

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"Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?" - Jean Kerr

It only took two cups of coffee this morning to realize the die has been cast.

The fat lady is singing. The inevitable has arrived. No more pretenses.

It's Trump vs the rule of law in America.

Congress has been crippled because Trump has decided to ignore all the subpoenas and requests from four House  committees.

Trump's minions are actively fighting 29 investigations by taking a blanket approach featuring false claims of "executive privilege," and a long haul tactic that's playing out in the courts with the intention of blocking everything against him until 2020, or beyond.

Trump's goal of gathering his power has been aided by a cowardly GOP-held senate who have been reluctant to defend our democracy out of fear of Donny's wrath.

The days of America as a beacon of democracy are skidding to an embarrassing halt. Trump's love of dictators is a direct assault against everything democracy represents.

After just 29 months in power Trump has managed to mangle ethics and values in repeated attempts of open defiance of all our rules of law, and a civilized society.

Right now democracy is on life support, with little hope of change until the 2020 elections.

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Trump's Bigly Day: His Mini-Me Was Here From Hungry

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"The most dangerous drinking game is seeing how long I can go without coffee."-Anonymous

Thanks to already having had two cups of CBD coffee yesterday morning, I was able to calmly watch Trump and Turkey's authoritarian leader (he goes for the tough guys) Viktor Orban, hug in front of the White House.

Related: Americans Seeing Double As Hungary's Viktor Orban Visit Trump at the White House

An old news reel came to mind of Hitler and Mussolini hugging while watching a military parade. But, I digress.

It was a bigly day for Donny. He got to take the Hungarian strongman to his Romper Room (formerly referred to as the Oval Office) so they could pose for photos and compare their mutually xenophobic stances.

They got to talk about how Orban was one of the first European leaders to support Trump's campaign for the presidency.

When comparing credentials, both bragged about barriers they were putting up to keep immigrants from crossing their borders. The conversation got a little "snitty" at one point when Trump bragged his wall was way bigger than Orban's barriers.

However, Trump's joy at seeing Orban carried the day. Orban, who was an early supporter of Europe's ring-wing populist movement, was in lock-step with Trump when it came to how to rule a country in further conversations.

Observation: Seeing Trump and Orban side-by-side, I came to the conclusion that if there's ever a real actor re-enactment of Despicable Me, the popular animated move, these two leaders would be typecast.


Democrats and Republicans weren't thrilled with Trump's company (another member of the world dictator's club). Some even grumbled out loud when reminded that neither Obama, or Bush, would talk with the asshole.

Both presidents were concerned about the steps Orban took to consolidate power and block independent media. So it's not a stretch to see another reason why Donny adores Orban - their mutual hatred of a free press.

No doubt Donny went to bed last night with visions of an unholy alliance with every strongman/dictator in the world, while listening to the soothing sounds of jackboots goose stepping in his own 4th of July parade.

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

America: A Nation in Need of Compromise To Communicate

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"Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep afterward."-Anonymous

I'm opening this morning's topic after stimulating my brain with some good brew...

Have We Forgotten How To Communicate? 

Back in the dawn of time when mankind gathered in groups for protection, communication was limited to sign language and rudimentary conversations that were limited to expressive grunts.

Then human beings become more advanced and came up with complex languages. From the very beginning, it was a given that compromise made both sides happy. 

Fast forward...

Observation: It's obvious Americans have forgotten how to communicate by compromising with one another for a greater cause.

Example: Look at our lawmakers. We're on the edge of a constitutional crisis with a president who thinks he's a monarch.

Trump's contempt for our democracy/government is now on full display, completely stonewalling Congressional oversight (27 cases thus far) by claiming powers he doesn't have in the Constitution. Compromise is not in Trump's limited vocabulary.

Back to our lawmakers, especially the Republican senators who are enabling Trump. They've decided to drink the Kool aid with him, despite the damage it's causing to our government's ability to use Constitutional checks and balances to counter corruption in the executive branch.

he GOP party of Trump puppets on Capitol Hill hope his base will get them re-elected so there's no need to compromise.

The American public is no better. Actual meaningful communication is shunted aside for tribalism at the expense of further dividing Americans.

Once practiced by enlightened societies, compromise has become an albatross in the 21st century. It's meaning lost to partisan puppets seeking to stay in office.

Without some form of compromise there can be no real communication. How, and when, did we lose that ability? Not being an historian, I can't say ...but we lost it somewhere along the way.

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

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Trump To Toss Traditional 4th of July Celebration To Make it a Campaign Rally

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"I wake up some mornings and sit and have my coffee and look out at the beautiful garden, and I go 'Remember how good this is. Because you can lose it.' -Unknown 

It's a cannabis coffee day because I need to remain calm after reading the news; "Trump Takes Over 4th of July Celebration, Changing Location and Inserting Himself Into It" 

The Great Divider is once again burnishing his alt-right credentials by shit-canning American traditions and turning the patriotic holiday into a fascist parade for Herr Trump.

Ever since the orange ape's trip to France, where he saw a large military parade go by a reviewing stand, he's been enamored with the idea of having his own parade to celebrate his takeover over of America's democracy, decency, and basic values.

Trump's new event - no longer just the 4th of July - is being called "A Salute To America."

I can see that. 

White Supremacists, KKK members, and the unhinged segment of the Trump base, will all line the streets and hail Trump with a Nazi salute.

Trump himself will be standing at a reviewing tower with re-elect Trump banners plastered all over it. The bands will be playing "Dixie" and a Civil War re-enactor dressed up like Southern general, Robert E. Lee, will lead the parade.

When it comes time for Trump to make his bigly speech, we can count on it dividing Americans - not uniting them. He'll refer to himself as "your favorite president" while doing his best to crush the Constitution and create further chaos in our government.

Trump's specialty is dividing Americans.

He's shown that skill by politicizing our sports, from football to baseball. Nothing has been immune to Trump's toxic tongue as he turns the country into an ideological battleground featuring the fringe elements in society vs the rest of us.

I plan on celebrating 4th of July this year in a Trump Free Zone.

My house.

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

Saturday, May 11, 2019

There's Hope Yet That Trump Can Be 'Fixed'

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"Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day! I'm drinking this whole pot of coffee. You better stay out of my way!"-Unknown

Hope springs eternal this morning, as I enjoy my coffee fix.

By now everyone in the world (no exaggeration) knows Trump is just not right.

Simply put, everyone knows he's crazy.

When the orange ape first took over (literally with the help of Russia) the Oval Office, traditional GOP lawmakers tried to cover up how crazy he was. 

One of the favorite GOP talking points early on was how he would become "more presidential" after being elected president.

We all know that didn't happen.

It occurred to me, while reading an article in The Guardian newspaper this morning, that there may be a smidgen of hope for Don the Con.

Up to this point Trump's private doctors have detected very little brain activity due to how small it is. Any hopes of brain surgery to make Donny sane were dashed...

… but there's hope now!

In a stunning medical advancement vets in New Zealand have performed world-first brain surgery on a critically endangered New Zealand bird in an effort to save the vulnerable kakapo parrot population.

Before this medical advancement happened, vets avoided brain surgery on avians. Bird brains are, after all, very small.

By now I'm guessing you see the connection.

If doctors can perform surgery on bird brains, then Trump's tiny twisted brain could also be operated on. Even if it's only a lobotomy, it would be an improvement. 

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

Trump's Foreign Policy, 'Shock and Bullshit' Not Playing Well

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"I don't have enough coffee or middle fingers for today." -Anonymous

In recognition of the chaos Trump is causing worldwide, I gave the infamous two-bird salute after my first cup of Joe this morning.

How is he doing on the foreign relations front? You tell me. Here's what we know thus far:

1) Trump is really screwing the pooch with China. His threat of increased tariffs against China starting tomorrow is assuring there will be no new trade deal. American's are going to have to brace themselves for rising costs in goods thanks to Trump's stupidity.

2) Look at what's happening in Venezuela. The Trump regime is trying to overthrow the current leader in favor of someone who will favor the U.S. The chance of military intervention looms with American soldiers waiting on Colombia's border for their orders.

3) Trump conspires with Putin again during a recent phone call. First he claimed Putin wasn't interested in gaining control of the Venezuela's government (are you fucking kidding me?), and then he laughed about "the Russian hoax" with Russia's leader, conveniently forgetting to warn Putin from interfering in our elections again.

4) Then there's Iran. Since Trump's first day in office he went after them by violating the treaty agreed upon by the rest of the world. Now, after claiming nebulous threats, an American aircraft group and our biggest bombers are gathering around the Persian gulf.

5) It's Rocket Man time again in North Korea, as the regime rejects Trump, and his puppet Pompeo, after a rendezvous with Putin.

6) On top of the aforementioned chaos, Trump complained yesterday that Bolton's hawkish stance in Venezuela isn't working. I'm sure this had something to do with Trump and Putin last phone conversation.

It's apparent Trump's shock and bullshit approach to diplomacy is a doomed policy.

Remember, I'm just talking about Trump's foreign policies, not the Constitutional crisis he's caused here at home by pitting the executive branch against Congress.

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

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Whose the Biggest Loser of All?

"Coffee! Because anger management is too expensive." -Anonymous

Good Day World!

Good coffee and eyes wide open this morning, as I contemplate the collapse of our orange ape in the Oval office.

If there's one thing Trump has always feared it was being exposed as a fraud. A con man. A fake. 

When the New York Times released this story American's got an intimate view of the real Donald Trump, literally destroying all of his claims of being a great businessman.

Trump, it turns out, is one of the biggest business losers in modern times. Ouch!

Citing printouts from Trump's IRS tax transcripts obtained by the paper, he lost approximately $1.17 billion between 1985 and 1994 from his business ventures in casinos, hotels and residential buildings.

In the report: 

Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual taxpayer in that decade (!!!), according to detailed information from the I.R.S who compile annual sampling of high-income earners.

The mythical Trump, that great deal-maker and world shaker, has been hiding in full view with the help of legions of corrupt lawyers (think Michael Cohen) who were willing to go down his corrupt financial pathways.

Trump is a con man and it's a sorry reflection of our society that he got elected president (even if the Russians did help). But it appears Trump's luck is running out.

Everyone knows the emperor has no clothes.

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

It's Been 49 Years, But It Still Hurts

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"Life happens, coffee helps."-Anonymous

My morning coffee is as strong as my memories from Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Especially this week. In May of 1970, I was part of a force of American troops who went into Cambodia chasing our enemy the North Vietnamese.

In my first 10 days there I heard (on Armed Forces radio) that national guard troops killed students at Kent State University (May 4th); and I survived an ambush that took my best friend's life on May 8th. 

It's been 49 years and I still continue to try to process these events. This year, I have an essay and three poems that reflect my tortured feelings on both subjects.

Essay - Coming Home


Poem - Night Firefights

Poem - Last Warning

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tweet! Tweet! Said The Trump Who Cut Off His Nose To Spite His Face

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"I will start working when my coffee does."-Anonymous

As my morning cup of coffee chased away last nights cobwebs, I was amazed at the power of an Internet tweet.

Even though I was aware of weaponized tweets for years, I never suspected Twitter would end up becoming a platform for Trump to dismantle democracy.

His latest thunderous tweet has knocked the shit out of Wall Street after he announced increased tariffs against China. China's response was to pull out of a scheduled meeting Wednesday to attend trade talks.

Meanwhile, Wall Street reeled yesterday when the Dow opened up losing 450 points and rode in the red the rest of the day.

Think about that for a moment. 

Trump's tweet not only shit on our stock market, but stocks worldwide were affected as other major economies responded to the turmoil he created with his surprise early morning tweet, when he announced increased tariffs on almost all of China's imported goods starting this Friday.

It's ironic that Trump is his own worst enemy. Instead of sticking with positive messages like the healthy economy, he elects to cause chaos in America, and the rest of the world, with a simple-minded approach to negotiating...bully, bully, and bully.

Of course, the orange asshole ignores advice from America's intelligence communities, and even his own advisers (really just puppets in positions of power).

The combination has been disastrous thus far after two years of Trump's regime.

His twitter platform has launched countless lies and conspiracies. He's further divided Americans by attacking the very values we cherish, and the soul of a free nation.

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

Monday, May 6, 2019

Unfettered By Adults: Baby Trump Tramples on Democracy

Good Day World!

"May your coffee be stronger than your toddler."-Anonymous

The best way to start a Monday is with strong coffee infused with CBD's.

Especially in the age of the towering toddler lurking in the White House with a cell phone in one tiny hand, and the launch button near the other.

When people say Trump is evil, I think they're missing the mark. Trump is a big baby that never had to grow up. Therefore, issues like good and evil are too complex for his limited intellect.

Trump is the ultimate Romper Room nightmare. Over 60 cabinet members and officials in Trump's short two years have fled - or were fired when pushed too far.

When the orange ape was elected there were Republicans who claimed he'd be presidential after the nasty elections were over. Now, they're eating crow and having to stand for the stench of Trump's soiled diapers daily.

I'm lucky there's not a union for babies. They'd be calling me and insisting that they not be compared to our liar-in-chief.

According to Washington watchers, the last adult left the West Wing in 2018, leaving Donny free to throw tantrums daily.

For a brief period of his stolen-presidency, some staffers did give him pacifiers that diverted baby Trump away from some very bad decisions/orders.

Like you'd expect, babies don't know anything about other cultures and countries. Donny is no different.

Babies can't read - There's very little evidence Trump can.

Babies cry a lot - Go to a Trump rally if you want to see someone whine and cry about imagined conspiracies.

Babies like pretty pictures - Trump's daily briefings are full of them as officials try to communicate with him.

Babies babble when trying to communicate -  Again, go to a Trump rally, or listen to him speak at news conferences.

Babies don't worry about the consequences of their actions, they just plow ahead with whatever they want to do - Just look at the last two years to confirm Trump's baby credentials.

Until someone is able to put baby Trump out of business, his tantrums will decide our foreign and domestic policies. 

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

Sunday, May 5, 2019

'The Game of Corruption' Starring Trump and Minions

Good Day World!

"Coffee is a hug in a mug."-Anonymous

While hugging my mug and sipping hot coffee - my favorite way to abruptly start a day - I read (and viewed) previews of Game of Thrones

HBO's mega hit is one of the hottest topics on the Internet and the mainstream news. Inspired by these facts, I felt it was my duty to parody America's biggest reality show - the Trump administration - in a new series:

The Game of Corruption

Plot: King Trump has consolidated all the corruption in America - while ruthlessly slaying his competition along the way.

All resistance in the Kingdom of America has crumbled along with it's aging infrastructure to a shocking state of decay. King Trump's private army - The White Walkers - protect him wherever he goes.

The White Walkers - neo Nazis, Klu Klux Klansman, and white supremacists - also have a two regiments deployed on the Kingdom of America's borders with Canada, and Mexico.

Dramatic Conflict:

The majority of Americans hate the corrupt system and it's leader, but are afraid of openly revolting for fear of deadly reprisals from the Trump regime.

There are no longer states, just regions of control on the American continent that have been divided into five sections. Resistance leaders have sprung up in each section.

End Game

The resistance becomes organized enough to face - and defeat - the White Walkers in an epic battle for America's freedom. Trump is frog-walked off of Trump Tower in New York.

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

Saturday, May 4, 2019

How Long is Trump Going To Get Away With Abusing His Power?

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"My birthstone is a coffee bean." -Anonymous

As usual, the news is as big an eye-opener as a couple cups of good strong coffee this morning.

Americans are faced with a Constitutional crisis over Trump's abuse of power. That's a fact. How we're dealing with the situation is another thing.

Trump and his minions have declared war on democracy by obstructing Congress at every turn. The war against democracy and truth began the day Trump slunk into office with the Russians help.

Related: Trump's Media Attacks Are An Abuse of Power

Related: House Panel Widens Trump Obstruction and Abuse of Power

Related: Trump's Sons Among the 81 Asked For Documents As Abuse of Power Investigation Widens

Related: 'Egregious Abuse of Power': Report Says Trump Offered Pardon to CBP Head If He broke Law and Blocked Asylum-Seekers

It's practically impossible to keep up with Trump's assault against everything this country stands for on a daily basis. His corruption has infected the West Wing and members of the DOJ. Attorney General, William Barr, leads the pack of puppets willing to break laws to protect Trump.

The question becomes, how long will this war go on? 

The answer is murky because most of the abuse issues will end up in courts and could easily drag through 2020...and beyond.

One last thing to keep in mind; GOP senators have been among Trump's many enablers, doing everything they can to parrot Trump's lies and to protect him from true justice.

It's going to make an interesting read someday when historians look back at our how the U.S. Senate was cowed by a con man.

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