Saturday, February 2, 2019

Suspend Reality: Trump Still Banking On The Long Con

                                         Good Day World!

Most con artists realize there is a time when the rubes are no longer buying their pitch and it's time to switch to a new one.

Not Trump. As the most successful con man in American history, he believes he can get away with anything. Even when he's standing on the edge of a cliff - think his recent shutdown - he doesn't back off.

To him, the shutdown was a great idea, even though he was forced to blink first by the Democrats and had to reopen the government.

According to Trump's own personal Guide To Grifting he's winning, although in reality he's losing potential voters with actions so stupid they make even hardcore Republicans nervous.

Take Trump's refusal to believe our intelligence experts in a report to the House. They all flat out refuted Trump's foreign policy decisions and described what the real situation is with our enemies.

Trump's secret to the con? Refute reality.

Bringing the heads of the maligned intelligence agency to his office, he brow beat them and told the press they were misquoted, and their words were taken out of context. Especially the one's that exposed his foreign policy as a complete sham. 

Trump has always believed in the long con. Just look at Trump University, a now disgraced online college scam that has produced numerous lawsuits and shuttering the operation. It's currently under investigation involving the whole Trump clan.

Once again Trump tried to tell the American people that what they heard, and saw, wasn't real.

It's not working.

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



Friday, February 1, 2019

There's Proof: Putin Was the Real Winner of the 2016 Election

Good Day World!

After two years of Trump protecting Russia, it's apparent to most Americans that Vladimir Putin won the presidential election in 2016.

The evidence is everywhere. 

Since 2015, when Trump and his minions were seriously courting Putin to build a Trump Tower in Moscow in return for lifting sanctions against Russian companies and wealthy cronies of Putin.

The infamous Trump Tower meeting over lifting sanctions in return for Russia's help to elect Trump, is just one (of many) examples of cooperation between team Trump and Putin that special counsel Mueller is working on.

Lawmakers are currently questioning Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, about lifting sanctions against Russia without Congressional approval.

In an unforgivable attack against the entire US intelligence community recently, Trump refuted all the warnings that were given to a House committee regarding players like Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria, and Afghanistan.

Some of Trump's ties to Russia in 7 charts.

Guess who is laughing at the political chaos Trump has caused in just 2 years? Putin.

Don't worry though...Putin's laughter will subside as Mueller exposes Trump and his minions conspiracy with Putin and company.

Trump's denials of what our combined intelligence agencies said this week, are ringing hallow with the majority of Americans  who don't believe anything he's says.

To summarize; Putin has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams by helping Trump get elected. We know that because of the constant state of chaos in the White House. 

We know that because Trump's foreign policy has dovetailed right into Putin's wish list for destabilizing democracies throughout the world.

Related: Meanwhile Mueller's investigations continue unabated.

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

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Frozen: A Nation in a Deep Freeze and a POTUS Impossible to Please

                                          Good Day World!

I want all of the people in America freezing their asses off today to know Trump thinks it's something to joke about.

"Where's that global warming when you want it?" he tweeted recently, causing people with brains to doubt his sanity.

Trump does not believe in global warming because it's a fact contrary to his hateful rhetoric. Denying science keeps his hard core base together. The real cement however, is his vanity wall.

He using the next few weeks to take his wall crisis narrative to a new frantic pitch, hoping the Republicans and the Democrats (who are working on a bipartisan deal to reopen the government) will be persuaded to give him that glorious victory that has eluded him thus far.

Will the two parties come to a compromise and present it to Trump? I suspect they will. Will Trump actually sign the agreement? No one knows. Not even Trump until the last moment.

He's already played that game a couple of times in the last two months. Both times he nixed the bipartisan agreement presented to him like a petulant child.

So, what's the endgame going to be?

Simply put, Congress is going to have to override Trump's veto. If Mitch McConnell ever thought about pushing back against Trump, that would be the time to act.

No one on either side wants another shutdown. No one wants to see the courts have to step in and challenge Trump's use of executive power, further paralyzing the governments ability to function properly.

As millions of Americans hunker down during the polar vortex, engulfing 75% of the North American continent, we have a POTUS who doesn't care what experts say about climate threats, or about the real need for his precious wall.

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Trump Effect: Report on Corruption in High and Low Places

Good Day World!

To get an idea how far we've slipped as a nation all you have to do is read the latest report from Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index for 2018.

Transparency International is a global coalition against corruption and every year they issue a report on the status of nations from all over the world.

One of the many troubling takeaways is that the United States is no longer in the list of the top 20 countries deemed the least corrupt!

Trump's take-down of our ethical norms, especially in high places, has gone unchecked...until now.

The newly Democratic House is working to hold him and his crooked cronies accountable for their assaults on the constitution, and the American public.

What I find particularly worrisome is we have two more years left in the Trump administration. How much further is our moral standing in the world going to slip? 

How much longer can we endure corrupt wealthy cabinet members like Wilbur Ross and Andrew Wheeler? Or advisors like Stephen Miller whose said he'd be happy if not one more immigrant stepped unto American soil?

As the depths of Trump's depravity unfolds, one news story after another, there's a sense we still haven't seen it all. Political bombshells will continue to drop, like Mueller's report. Trump's threats to shutter the government again are just a temper tantrum away.

The full blown battle between the majority of Americans versus Trump, promises to shake our nation to it's very roots in the months to come.

In the end however, I'm confident Trump will be held accountable for his many crimes. His chances of getting re-elected dwindle by the day. It's just a matter of time.

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


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

State-of-The-Union: Press Breifings and Shock Therapy

                                           Good Day World!

The people's House is a no-Trump zone this morning. 

Instead of giving the annual state-of-the-union address, Trump is sulking in the Oval Office because Nancy Pelosi publicly smacked him down over the government shutdown.

Until he agrees to quit threatening a shutdown or national emergency, and agrees to funding all government agencies until September, Trump doesn't get to slither into the people's house for a speech.

There was a briefly entertaining moment yesterday when Sarah Sanders appeared before the press after hiding in the halls of the White House for 41 days.

Here's a video.

It speaks so much better than I could in portraying the amusing encounter between two different universes.

I don't know if it'll work, but perhaps some doctors could be convinced to use shock therapy on Trump in order to snap him back to reality. 

I realize it would have to be a covert operation would be for the good of the country. The way I see it nothing short of a serious intervention of some kind is called for now.

All eyes are turned to the House of Representatives as Trump's judgement day arrives... step by legislative step.

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

Where's the Duct Tape? Show Me The Tape!

Good Day World!

I've got a beef with Trump's recent duct tape mania.

Somehow duct-tape has become a dog whistle for his core in his latest tweets and appearances when talking about the immigration crisis.

Where the hell did the duct-taped women being smuggled over the southern border bullshit come from? (One possibility is that with his overactive sexual drive the thought must turn him on!)

According to officials in Homeland Security, they have not seen any cases like Trump so vehemently pleaded were happening after being forced to open the government again.

The whole duct tape scenario he's described in recent rants has no basis in reality. Like many of Trump's delusional announcements to whip up his fringe followers, the duct tape story is sensational and only exists in an alternative universe.

The rest of America isn't so easily fooled. The majority of people want the truth, not fear-mongering memes coming from a failing demagogue.

Let me summarize with a popular commercial on TV back in 1984 titled, "Where's the beef?" and... 

conclude with the modern equivalent of the commercial today, "Where's the duct-tape?"

Related: Fact Check: Trump Claims 'Growing' Crisis on Southern Border 

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

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Poetic Analysis: The Times We Live In

                                        Good Day World!

I'm taking a departure from my usual prose format today to share a poem I wrote for my fiction blog because it reflects the times we live in.

I'm Waiting

"You know I’m waiting for Armageddon to come and go
because we’re heading there

Climatologists warn there’ll be nowhere to go
and we won’t be able to breath the air

I’m waiting for America to experience an awakening
in civility 
A season of reasoning
that’ll restore our nations stability
I’m waiting for a new era of hope
when all races come together in peace
and nationalities learn to cope
and all of the hostilities cease
I’m waiting for a new day
behind my computer
looking for a positive pathway
a self-appointed troubleshooter
I’m waiting to ride into the sunset
to see a stairway to heaven
to learn the mysteries of the internet
and to spiritual progression
And, I’ll keep waiting…"
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...