Saturday, January 12, 2019

An Opportunity to Look at The Rest of a Story

Good Day World!

One of my heroes in journalism is Paul Harvey. 

If you ever heard his famous "Rest of the Story" broadcasts you'll understand.

He told us about stories that the mainstream media didn't always bother with.

 You felt like an insider as he carefully laid out the details of a story. 

Note: He was into the truth. Something a lot of so-called journalists today seem to slough off in favor of a hot story.

In his honor, I've selected one current news items Paul would have found worthy of telling.

A group calling itself the National Police Association (NPA) has been getting a lot of headlines lately. That sounds like a good thing right?

Not so fast. The NPA isn't what it's name implies. It is not comprised of any police officers - unlike the very legitimate National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO).

As a matter of fact it's a small non-profit. So forget the national part from the get go. IRS records (online) show it was first incorporated in the State of Delaware in 2017. Then it registered as a foreign corporation in Indiana. The address is simply a mailbox.

There's only three board members. None are ex-cops or have police connections. I know that because their website doesn't have a hint of police experience highlighting members accomplishments - which most associations love to point out.

So what's up with that?

So what is this odd groups mission? Based upon newspaper headlines the last two years it appears to be a platform to attack political figures.

Here's what's important to know; this tiny little group has support from numerous right wing groups including White Supremacists.

Be alert to the fact that there are a lot of scam sites using names similar to legitimate police organizations. I gave one an example above - NPA and NAPO.

It turns out that the NPA is just another arm of the self-benefiting criminal justice lobby that perpetrates fear through deliberate mischaracterizations of crime.

As Paul Harvey always said in conclusion, "And that's the rest of the story."

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

Friday, January 11, 2019

If You Believe That, I've Got a Wall Just For You...

Good Day World!

If you believe brown hoards of Hispanic hit-men and rapists are illegally crossing the border everyday...
I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe 4,000 suspected terrorists low-crawled across the border illegally in the last year...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe there's a crisis threatening national security on our southern border...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe that a 2,000-foot medieval Wall will solve all the problems regarding immigration from other nations...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe unreal campaign promises are more important than 800,000 federal workers being furloughed...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe separating immigrant families at the southern border is the right thing to do...I've got a Wall for you. 

Signed: Liar In Chief

This message approved by caravan buster, Donald Trump, and racists across the country.

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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Day In The Life of a Furloughed Federal Employee Under Trump

Good Day World!

Imagine what it's like for Americans - most of which live paycheck to paycheck - to go without being paid suddenly.

How would that affect you?

Imagine helplessly watching your bills mount up quickly. Without any additional financial resources (which the majority of Americans don't have) you're forced to start giving up your way of life.

As the weeks stretch on, all entertainment related activities come to a halt. Then the bills start going unpaid. You find that you can't afford certain foods because their too expensive.

The longer the shutdown goes on the safety net for Americans collapses - food stamps for the poor stop being issued. You find yourself in a position you never dreamt of - seeking help from charities and churches just to survive.

Imagine telling your children that everything is going to be okay....when you don't really know that. All you know for sure is your fate rests with a madman who is holding America hostage.

Imagine your long-awaited dream house mortgage becoming stuck in a shutdown limbo. Or, losing your home because you missed too many payments and the bank wants it back?

Imagine how depressing it would be to wonder what's going to happen to you and your loved one's without a paying job? How long could you go like that?

Make no mistake, federal workers aren't happy with Trump's decision to stop paying them because he wants to stroke his base. Despite telling the press they all understood it was good for America, the reality is just the opposite. They're pissed!

Ask those furloughed single mothers what they think about not having an income coming in for the foreseeable future. Ask the poverty-line federal workers (janitors, etc.) who only make $25,000 a year, and are barely surviving on that.

You can't eat ideology.

Trump doesn't understand that because he's lived a sheltered life, raised by wealthy parents. An exclusive club that has taken a big interest in politics in recent decades. Especially since Trump slithered into the Oval Office.

The solution to this shutdown seems far away as Trump continues to seek funding for his dream wall even if it's unconstitutional and Americans lives continue to be ruined by his political ploy.

When Trump said he understood the furloughed worker's pain it was another insincere response coming from a con man running out of options.

Related: "Like a Pawn in a Game": Furloughed Federal Workers React To Trump's Speech

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Trump's Contrived Reality Show Crisis Makes Primetime = FAIL

Good Day World!

Trump's Reality Show crisis was everything people have come to expect from him. 

It wasn't just a horse and pony show...hell was a propaganda coup (at least in the eyes of his base).

I'll be upfront with you; I don't think all the networks and cable news should have aired the hit piece by the world's biggest liar. 

When President Obama wanted to talk about immigration after the midterms in 2014, the networks refused him. But they went along with Trump's request. You wanna talk collusion? What's that about? 

The networks tried to redeem themselves by giving the Democrats equal time following Trump's tirade. 

I think that strategy fell short, because in the end Trump once again has used the free press to push his hateful agenda and millions saw it.

Memo to the media: Stop giving the bastard free airtime! At least make him pay to spread his lies. You all have political ad charges so there's no excuse for not making it clear to viewers they're watching a partisan screed. 

I, for one, am tired of seeing the orange anus make fools of all the networks. Fact-checking is fine, but why even allow a known liar to appear on TV claiming there's a crisis at the border and calling it a national emergency? 

The only crisis is of Trump's own making, with immigrants living and dying in tent cities, and being separated from their children.

Trump sees this government shutdown as a successful ploy to get his dream wall. He couldn't be more wrong. Whether he knows it or not, he's hurting his base right now - in real time. 

Between having no money coming in from the shutdown, and the toxic results of Trump's tariff wars, he's kicking his loyal minions in the ass!

As yesterdays press conference proved, he's out of touch with reality.

The amusing thing to me is that Trump didn't learn from his midterm orchestrated caravan crisis when the majority of voters soundly rejected the ploy and put Democrats in charge of The House.

I grade Trump's performance as just another FAIL from the worst president America's ever had.

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

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A case of Constitutional Immorality: Ruled By Petulance Instead of Principal

Good Day World!

Trump is our national emergency.

That dire warning comes from a Constitutional law expert and Harvard professor, Lawrence Lessig.

Trump, whose regime has been one long assault against the Constitution and American values and morality, is the biggest threat to this county since it was formed.

He rules with petulance and temper tantrums. Unlike any other POTUS before him, he puts his personal survival before the needs of the nation. He rules by petulance, not principals.

Fact: There's never been a sitting president who had more active criminal lawsuits against him during his administration. 

Thus far, the spineless jellyfish posing as Republican senators have enabled Trump's outrageous actions - including the current government shutdown.

While Democrats and some Republicans are working to end the impasse, Trump is busy fixing the upcoming 2020 election.

Yes, he's already turned to rigging the upcoming election. As hundreds of thousands of federal workers wonder where their next paycheck is coming from, the orange anus is busy getting rid of any competition from other Republicans seeking the office.

In other words he's finalizing his complete takeover of the Republican Party and replacing it with a fascist state party that worships his nibs.

Make no mistake, we're in a war to preserve everything America has always stood for. 

The odds of defying Trump have improved with the Democratic takeover of the House this year. But expect a long nasty standoff/shut down with the president using American workers as political pawns.

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

America Held Hostage By A Con Man

Good Day World!

By now - if you took Trump out of the process - the Republicans and Democrats would have all of the government running.

Yes, I said that. 

The two parties can compromise, but the president of the free world is the problem. Our Con Man in Charge has backed his fat ass into a corner and 800,000 federal workers are suffering because of it.

Things are getting worse daily. No one knows how many millions of Americans will get caught up in the financial chaos Trump's political ploy is causing.

One thing is for sure. This is history. POTUS is holding America hostage because of a campaign promise which he has already broken. Mexico was supposed to pay for his 5th Century solution to a 21st Century problem.

Now taxpayers are going to pay for his beautiful wall and if they don't, then Trump will put them out of work. That's called holding people hostage.

Holding America hostage. 

Look at what's become of this country because we have a corrupt con man in the Oval Office. 

I doubt if any fiction writer would have come up with a more complete asshole as a main character - a president no less - than what we're experiencing with Trump in charge.

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

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Snippets of My New Children's Book: Wag! Wag! Said The Yellow Dog

Good Day World!

Got something special for you today.

It's a quick look at my soon to be released children's book; Wag! Wag! Said the Yellow Dog."

It features our liar in chief Dognald Trump, or as he's more affectionally called, a Yellow Dog, by our military veterans who don't salute Cadet Bone Spurs.

Snippets: Chapter One

"See the southern border
 to Mexico.

See the streams of terrorists, rapists, murderers, and drug smugglers pouring into our country hourly. Oh my!

But don't worry boys and girls! 

The Yellow Dog in the White House
Will save you.

Chapter Two

Watch the Yellow Dog wag his tail and make facts disappear!

Yellow Dog wags his tail a lot when he lies. See the tail wagging now?

Sometimes Yellow Dog waves his tail to divert attention
Isn't that clever of him? 

Sometimes he barks so much, people want to put him in a cage.

Can you say, Oh, poor Yellow Dog!

Chapter Three

You know what Yellow Dog wants to do? He wants to build a big wall between us and Mexico. See the wall? It's a bigly wall. A beautiful wall.

It will stop the daily caravans from overrunning you boys and girls and make America safe. Isn't that nice? Don't you feel good now?

Chapter Four

See Dick? See Jane? They no longer have to worry about Maria and Pedro bursting into their house and causing chaos. Just look at them smile.

All Yellow Dog had to was wag his tail a lot. Do you want to learn how to be a Yellow Dog too? 

The end.

Look for my next book - "The Art of Becoming a Yellow Dog" to be released before the end of this year.

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...