Saturday, May 11, 2019

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

Good Day World!

"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

Good Day World!

"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

Good Day World!

"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

Good Day World!

"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...

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...