Saturday, November 2, 2019

Which America Do You Live In?

Good Day World!

Since the Russians helped get Trump elected, Americans have been living in two worlds.

Trump and his minions live in an alternate reality, where truth and facts are routinely denied. The rest of America lives in the real world.

GOP lawmakers in the House know what Trump did - holding Ukraine hostage for his political gain - but have chosen to step into his alternate America, and pretend the impeachment proceedings are a witch hunt.

With no real argument to counter Trump's treasonous actions, GOP House members, ignoring the evidence set before them, have chosen to step into Trump World and defend him.

As for the rest of us, who want to defend truth and the Constitution, we have to stand up to Trump's reality show. In the real world we see, and hear, the lies being committed daily by a president who describes himself as The Chosen One.

It's remarkable that we live in an age of advanced technology where access to knowledge is easily available, yet there's a segment of the country that denies facts. Facts!

I understand the concept of living in a bubble - both parties are guilty of that - where you only listen to what your party says. That's political.

The thing that concerns me the most is when people chose lies over truth. I don't care which bubble they're in, but it's vital they recognize there is a real world. The sky is blue and grass is green... no matter what Trump claims.

Our crook-in-charge is on the impeachment path, so his lies are now on super steroids. He's bullying lawmakers to stand up for him in the senate... but the silence from that august body shows how uncomfortable they are with what Trump has done.

In the weeks and months ahead, every American is going to have to make a choice. Either Trump is guilty of crimes committed in office... or he's not. 

GOP senators will be watching the polls closely throughout the impeachment process. Hopefully, when they continue to see a growing majority that wants Trump out of office, they'll step into the real world and convict him.

It all boils down to what America you want to live in. Let your senator know which way you want to go.

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

A 'Shitshow' Lies Ahead Just in Time for the Holidays!

                                         Good Day World!

The holidays are going to have a damper on them this year with Trump facing impeachment, and the country divided over it. 

There's not going to be a lot of goodwill floating around in the cold polarized winter this season in Washington DC. as the Democrats ask Santa to impeach the orange Grinch in the White House.

History is made

History is made every day, but yesterday stood out.

Trump became the fourth president in our 250-year history to be put on the road to impeachment. The rules for impeachment were voted on yesterday, and now the show is a go.

Actual impeachment will follow after a series of hearings in the House. It's a foregone conclusion. Trump has been caught red-handed. 

His abuse of power and obstruction of justice are going to be hung out on a clothesline for all to see during the public hearings.

Senate Republicans will be watching the polls closely. 

If voters keep indicating (nationally 50-percent of all voters think Trump should be impeached and kicked out of office at this time), bad news for Trump, then they'll have to go into a survival mode.

McConnell and his ilk will only go so far before they think their own careers may be in jeopardy, and turn on the orange anus like zombies freed from a spell!

When that happens they will shed Trump like a snake sloughing off it's skin! Make no mistake. It's going to take a lot to get them to that tipping point.

I remember when Nixon was impeached (I got married that year), and when Congress went after "Slick Willie,"  impeaching him for messing around with a young female intern.

I think, I can safely predict a public shitstorm just ahead in time for the holidays!

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Trumpian Halloween: Republicans Scared To See What Will Happen Next

                                         Good Day World!


It's Impeachment Day! Happy Halloween! It's a haunted House day for Republican lawmakers.

resolution that formalized the impeachment hearings was passed this morning. 

The result of that action will drag all the skeletons out of the White House closets which have been closely guarded.

The impeachment proceedings now have a road map that the public can follow. It's a real trick-or-treat moment for GOP lawmakers who have to decide between principals and politics.

Frankly, I think the majority of the GOP in the House will continue to back Trump. Most have already made the political choice to live-or-die with Trump... abandoning their duty to country and constituents.  

The public phase has begun. Trump's cronies have been whining about getting the hearing out in the open and now their getting what they want.

But guess what?

Now, the cowering GOP minions say it's too late to fix the Dems supposedly unlawful approach (it wasn't). GOP members took turns whining about how they thought the Dems met to impeach Trump the moment he was elected.

Their response was pathetic. And desperate.

Trumpenstein left them with no real ammunition against the onslaught of evidence that's been pouring in during the last few weeks.

What's really scary for Republicans is the American public is going to witness the process unfolding on TV. The likelihood of more damning evidence against Trump will be revealed, and polls will reflect that.

As those loyal minions of Trumpenstein try to get through tonight without nightmares, the spirit of impeachment will be haunting them.

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

It's About Revenge: Trump Cronies Trying to 'Out' Whistleblower

Good Day World!

Republicans, with the surprise exception of Sen. Liz Cheney, went after a war hero - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman - because he was making Trump look bad yesterday.

The truth hurts. 

After Vindman's Testimony , Right-Wing Conspiracies Fired Up

Especially if you're a Republican lawmaker these days. Trying to defend the indefensible actions of Trump is impossible, so most have gone into the silence mode.

Not all, however. One of the biggest assholes in The House, Devin (DUI) Nunes, tasked his top aid - Derek Harvey - to "out the whistleblower." A number one priority for a vengeful Trump.

Harvey has been spreading notes around for Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee identifying the whistleblower's name. The plan is to get the whistleblower's name in the proceedings which the Democrats have pledged to release.

The ultimate reason for publicly exposing the whistleblower is so Trump can get his revenge against him/her. At this point, there's no need to get the whistleblower's testimony, facts supporting the claims have been pouring in weekly.

Nevertheless, House Republicans went out of their way yesterday to change the topic to help Trump. Both parties got into a heated shouting match when Chairman Adam Schiff accused Republicans of trying to out the anonymous whistleblower.

What are these Republicans hoping for by exposing the whistleblower's identity? An "atta boy" from Trump who will go out of his way to destroy the person? Is it really worth that?

I guess these spineless Republicans will see, as this inquiry moves forward and becomes history.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

ISIS Leader Dead Despite Trump's Desertion of the Kurds Who Made it Possible

Delta Force members with Canine jump into raid site in Syria - AP

                                     Good Day World!

What we know:

The world's number one terrorist leader was killed in a daring nighttime raid by American special forces on Sunday.

In a 48-minute campaign speech after the news was released, Trump took nearly all the credit for the success of the operation; surprising no one in the room... or the country.

The first credit he gave to others involved in the raid was to Russia... that's right, our biggest enemy in the world, alongside China.

Then he thanked Turkey. He did get around to thanking our special services for their successful mission. In an afterthought he mention the Kurds helped.

As after-reports continue to pour in about the operation, it's becoming clearer the Kurds were vital in the hunt, and they provided the information that led to el-Baghdadi's death.

This is the same ally that Trump throw under the bus. Even as the Kurds were fleeing their cities their intelligence operation was working with it's American counterparts to locate ISIS's leader.

Related: Kurdish Informant Provided Key Intel On Operation That Killed ISIS Leader Abu Bakr el-Baghadi 

Also: Baghadi raid Was a Victory Built on Factors Trump Derides

Also: Death of ISIS Leader Was IN SPITE of Trump's Actions

Trump and his minions were quick to tamp down on the part played by the Kurds. Instead the praise went to Putin and Erdogan for their permission to carry out the raid.

Almost as an afterthought, Trump decided to stay in Syria to "protect" the oil fields despite his claim of bringing troops home.

Trump told reporters that he intends to "...make a deal with an Exxon-Mobile or one of the great companies to go in" and exploit the field properly.

"We should be able to take some also," he coyly added.

With no regard to how it looks - America exploiting foreign lands resources - Trump decided to stay in Syria for oil. Not to defend the Kurds, but to guard a revenue source in the Middle East.

ISIS is a many-headed snake. Cut off one head, and another takes its place.

Middle Eastern intelligence agencies have been telling their American counterparts since last year, that ISIS planned ahead of their leader's death, and already has at least two leaders groomed to take Baghdadi's place.

I suspect our intelligence agencies haven't bothered relaying this information to our Liar-in-Chief, who is still taking victory laps.

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

Monday, October 28, 2019

Haunting in the White House: Ghost Defends Trump

                                      Good Day World!

There's a ghost in the White House sending out messages via email, Twitter, etc., supporting everything Trump says or does.

In time for Halloween, this benevolent ghost has been trying to uplift Trump's reputation with rhetoric that sounds hauntingly like what we hear from North Korea where Kim is treated like a god.

This political poltergeist announced yesterday that ex-chief of staff, John Kelly's assertions about a conversation he had with Trump warning that Yes Men will get him impeached, were bogus.

Trump quickly denied it claiming he would have kicked his ass out of the White House... a claim I find hard to believe. Trump is a coward.

Back to that ghost who whispers sweet things about Trump from time-to-time. There's rumors the ghost is actually a member of Trump's team of mindless minions.

In a stunning rebuttal of Kelly's claim the apparition messaged news medias announcing, "Kelly was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great president." 

I strongly suspect that this political phantom stays out of sight because there's truth in the light. 

I grudgingly admit the wraith in the White House has a point; no one understands Trump's plans because he doesn't have any. Our self-proclaimed leader calls himself a "stable genius." 

That should tell you something right there. No sane person would say that. The spook in the West Wing referred to Trump as our "Great President.

If that sounds oddly familiar it's because North Koreans refer to Kim as their "Great Leader." 

It's not about understanding Trump. That's impossible. It's more like surviving Trump as long as he squats in the Oval Office.

Update! A leaked inter-office memo names Stephanie Grisham as the spirit doing the speaking.

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

Sunday, October 27, 2019

One Clown Defense Team: Trump's Fiery Rhetoric Rallies Base But Rattles Republicans

Good Day World!

Yes. These are strange days.

It's not just that way for you and me, but the whole country.

The chaos coming out of The Red House/aka The White House, is torching the nation by burning up laws; values; traditions; ethics; and assaulting facts along with the truth.

As one political wit put it (George Conway), "The White House is a dumpster fire."

Some good news: Judge Says Impeachment Inquiry is Legal and Justifies Disclosing Grand Jury Material

With impeachment hanging over Trump's head (and the thing living on it) he's taking the flame-thrower approach and is setting fires on Twitter, and everywhere he goes.

Trump's incendiary rhetoric may be keeping his base happy, but the rest of the country is sick and tired of wildfires every day on the wake-up.

There's an old phrase that warns "If you play with fire, you're going to get burned." 

Teflon Don believes he's immune from the consequences that "lesser men" suffer for their actions.

What's scary this Halloween, is he may be right.

The spineless GOP cowards in the senate may give our fire-starter-in-charge a free pass to continue burning up the Constitution, and the current laws of the land.

However... the worms could turn as this article suggests:
Trump Should Be Very Worried About Senate Republicans

If Trump isn't impeached and thrown out of office, our democracy will be reduced to ashes. In it's wake will be chaos, disorder, and... a monarchy.

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...