Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Cats Out of the Bag: Trump is Crazy and His Enablers Know It

 

Pandemic Diary - Day 209

Dear Diary,

After four excruciating years in office Trump has shown us he's a malicious narcissist and sociopath. His record backs that up.

But Trump on steroids (which can make you either euphoric or pissed off) is a national threat! 

The head of the NSA came out yesterday and said Trump's erratic actions are endangering national security.

COVID-Trump is so unhinged his staff and advisors are on pins-and-needles every moment as they tip-toe around a White House that's been a vector for the virus for some time now.

No one really knows how sick Trump is. That's because his enablers (including doctors) won't give that information. They all smile for the cameras and act like Trump is doing swell...by golly.

With daily record-breaking droid-tweets he's causing confusion and spreading disinformation across the social media, and American's everyday lives. 

Trump's attacks against the Post Office are designed to make people think it's not safe to mail in completed ballots in a vile attempt to discredit the results of an election in which he knows he's losing.

In recognition of Trump's questionable sanity, Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation yesterday that would create a bipartisan commission to determine a sitting president's ability to carry out his duties of the office.

At a press conference she said the measure is not specifically for Trump, but suggested he was the reason for coming up with the legislation.

Republicans in the House and Senate are worried about not being re-elected because of their attachments to Trump. 

But what can they do? When they bowed down and kissed Trump's ring and ass, their fate was sealed. They became fodder for Trump's ambitions.

After four years of standing idly by as Trump broke laws with regularity and lied about everything, the bitter fruit of inaction is poisoning his enablers with three weeks to go before the election.

I feel no pity for any of them.

In fact, I think there should be Nuremberg style trials after Biden gets in office for Trump's minions who corrupted our entire government following their supreme leader's orders.

I don't advocate hanging them however, like the German enablers of Hitler who were tried and executed. Life in prison is fine. 

Quote for the Day: "I'm pretty sure that if I slapped the crazy out of you there wouldn't be anything left." Anonymous

Friday, October 9, 2020

Americans Are Going to Need Extra Protection at the Polls Thanks to Trump

Pandemic Diary - Day 208

Dear Diary,

The fruits of Trump's dangerous rhetoric are already on display three weeks before election day.

Yesterday, the FBI and Michigan authorities rounded up 13 Michigan militia (Wolverines) members who were planning to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and start a civil war.

It's actually come to this.

When Trump told the Proud Boys - an extremist paramilitary group - to "Stand Down - and -Stand By," every militia and antigovernment group in America took that as a signal.

It was not a dog whistle. It was more like a command to go forward as the election draws near and cause chaos at the polls.

To make matters worse - as if having armed militia members intimidating voters wasn't bad enough - the RNC is no longer barred from coordinated poll-monitoring activities

Forty years ago the RNC was barred from the polls for voter intimidation, but that ban expired this year. It couldn't have come at a worse time.

When FBI director Wray announced that White Supremacist's and militia groups were the biggest domestic threat in America last month, Trump publicly contradicted him and said it was left wing agitator's who were the problem.

That was a lie. The proof is here that pro-gun extremist groups and militias are actively working on undermining the elections...and they want to start a civil war.

The good news is several states are holding drills, running through worst-case scenarios, setting up command centers to improve coordination on reports of violence and voter intimidation, and issuing public warnings that any crime that threatens the sanctity of a Nov. 3 vote will not be tolerated.

The bad news is most states aren't reporting coordinated plans to address violence from militias during the voting process. Secretary's of States have implied there will be federal help in protecting the polls without revealing any detailed plans.

The sad news is this shouldn't be happening at all. These violent threats should not be threatening the very core of our democracy - the right to vote.

Trump opened a Pandora's Box of political chaos when he refused to call out these groups throughout his presidency. 

Unfortunately now the American public is paying the price to defend freedom from a morally bankrupt wannabe dictator.

Quote for the Day: "Your silence will not protect you." -Audre Lorde

Thursday, October 8, 2020

An American Production: 'COVITA' Starring Donald Trump

 Pandemic Diary - Day 207

Dear Diary,

Watching Trump slowly ascend the White House stairway to the Truman Balcony when he returned from Walter Reed oddly reminded me of a scene right out of the 2008 movie "Evita."

Evita Peron was the wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, and was known for her kindness to the poor. Madonna played Evita in the movie, and recorded a hit song, "Don't Cry for me Argentina."

There's a scene where Madonna is standing on a balcony and singing while an adoring crowd below listens.

FYI: The Lincoln Project put out this video Covita yesterday. It's hilarious!

In my interpretation of the movie and musical it's not an icon addressing an audience; it's a physically and mentally deteriorating dictator defiantly ripping of his face mask to show the world how stupid he is.

Verse from Evita:

"Don't cry for me, Argentina

The truth is I never left you

All through my wild days

my mad existence

I kept my promise, don't keep you distance."

Verse from COVITA

"Don't cry for me, America

The truth is I'm Covid free

Everything I'm doing

is for the country

I lie like a rug, about that bug

there's no need to maintain a safe distance."

Everything in Trump's world is a production where he refocuses reality into an alternate universe where he's a stable genius and everyone loves him.

It's an American production that I hope we never see again after voting Trump out of office.

Quote for the Day: "Meanwhile, back at reality." George Lucas

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Just Another (Kaboom!) Day in Trump's America

 Pandemic Diary

Day 207

Dear Diary,

I'm still not use to every day seeming like a chapter from a fictional novel.

Yesterday, Trump told his minions to ignore a stimulus program for Americans, and instead to concentrate on getting "his" judge confirmed.

Stocks plummeted after investors realized there would be no stimulus program until after the election.

In the middle of a surging pandemic Trump has once again turned his back on the public to push for what he thinks will save his election. The confirmation of a supreme court judge.

Despite a strong warning yesterday from Fed chair Jerome Powell that the nation faces an "economic tragedy" if America can't control the coronavirus, Trump is plowing recklessly ahead to save his fat ass on Nov.3rd.

The fact is, the president of the United States is homicidally negligent for not following CDC guidelines and other professional healthcare experts recommendations to protect the country.

The White House is already a cesspool of COVID-19, as staffers and aides are coming down with the virus every day.

Letting a crazed Trump - who has not yet recovered from the virus he scorns, and who is having bad reactions to the steroids the doctors are giving him - run around the West Wing (instead of staying at Walter Reed hospital) is like turning Typhoid Mary loose in a packed NFL stadium.

No one has the balls to stand up to this rapidly deteriorating wannabe dictator. The doctors, the generals, and other staff lie routinely. Or, they resign, and write tell-all books.

Tonight Vice President Pence and Kamala Harris are going to debate before a national audience.

I fully expect it to be a stark contrast between fiction and fact. Pence is on Trump's crazy train to political oblivion. 

Harris is a skilled interrogator whose going to verbally fillet Pence's pathetic stand against reality.

There's so much going on today that I'm not even going to try and report all of the stories that deserve attention. 

I don't have the space, and I'm reasonably sure that you have better things to do with your day. Thanks for stopping by.

Quote for the Day: "The routine dulls the terror." -Maaza Mengiste

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

In The Eyes of Trump

Pandemic Diary - Day 206

Dear Diary,

It's in the eyes.

Madness. Lunacy. Obsession. 

We can see it in Trump's drive by photo-op (above) taken outside Walter Reed hospital, when he should have stayed inside instead of risking the lives of two secret service agents.

Anyone whose ever watched Stephen King's thriller, "It" (left) knows that look, and how a smile can mask evil intent.

One of the reasons Trump doesn't like wearing a mask is that he's an egomaniac who doesn't want to conceal his "beautiful" face, and because it puts too much emphasis on his shifty eyes.

It's common knowledge that a good con man doesn't let you look too deeply in his eyes which could give away his lies.

I've heard it said that a person's eyes are the gateway to their souls. Trump's eyes are the gateway to how he feels at any given moment.

Because Trump has the attention span of a gnat, his eyes rove around unbidden, taking in distractions like a toddler discovering the world.

In the eyes of Trump the world is his kingdom consisting of loyal subjects, or traitors to his cause.

Quote for the Day: "The face is a picture of the mind with the eyes as its interpreter." -Marcus Tullius Cicero



 


  


Monday, October 5, 2020

Trump's MAGA Reality Show Is Coming To An End

 

Pandemic Diary

Day 205

Dear Diary,

It was a surprising run.

Trump managed (barely) to stay in office for his full term. His greatest reality show, however, is in trouble.  

COVID-19 is closing the curtains on his presidential stage by following him around like a faithful dog...with rabies.

After denying how deadly, and prevalent, the pandemic is for eight months, it caught up to his fat ass...and bit him!

It's hard to have sympathy for such a deeply flawed human being who is himself unable to express any compassion or empathy.

So, I won't try to.

Moving on, the Trump disinformation campaign is slogging along in quicksand as conflicting reports about their supreme leader's health trickle in from Walter Reed Hospital where he's taking a vacation...oops! ... where he's valiantly fighting the deadly corona bug and kicking it's ass like no other corona patient has ever done... 

No one knows what to believe regarding Trump's health. The sloppy efforts at making him look like superman bounding over super spreader events, is comical... and sad.

Reality has caught him with Don the Con.

I think most Americans can see this, and would prefer to going back to the real world using science to combat COVID-19.

That means wearing masks and not pretending we've defeated the virus that's currently raging in over 32 states.

That means not lying about testing and data to hide the reality of the mounting causalities in our nation.

For the sake of our national health and democracy itself, we need Joe Biden to be the next president.

If you haven't registered to vote yet, please do. Your vote counts.

Quote for the Day: "The more real you get the more unreal the world gets." -John Lennon

Sunday, October 4, 2020

In 2020, 30 Days Are An Eternity


Pandemic Diary

Day 204

Dear Diary,

A lot can happen in 30 days.

This year started off with Trump's impeachment, and it just kept getting more chaotic afterward.

Which brings us to October, the home stretch of a presidential election "like Americans have never seen before." 

When news started coming in on February that a deadly virus was coming from China, Trump ignored the healthcare expert's, and his DNI chief's advise, and played the pandemic down.

With seven million Americans infected with COVID-19 since February, and over 212,000 deaths, Trump's decision to prolong any action initially, has cost thousands of people to unnecessarily lose their lives.

In prior posts, I've documented major news events every month, every week, and every day of 2020. 

Some months felt like years with so many breaking news stories.

Everything from posts exposing Trump's taxes, to revelations from Bob Woodword's latest book "Rage," where he admitted (on tape) that he held back vital information to Americans because he didn't "want to panic them."

But it seems October has issued in another unwelcome surprise for our Divider-in-Chief; he caught the "corona bug" that he's been discounting throughout his historically nasty campaign to get re-elected.

It must have been pretty embarrassing catching a "Democratic hoax." 

Unless Trump dies (which is unlikely) the biggest story in November will be the election. 

We can count on Republican efforts to try and suppress votes through disinformation and intimidation, injecting chaos into the equation.

The question is, will Trump and his minions (along with Putin's assistance) prevail again? 

Or, have Americans learned their lesson about who Trump is, and vote for Biden in record-setting numbers?

Quote for the Day: "I'm still growing. I take each day, one day-at-a-time. I'm always thinking and dreaming. As long as this heart keeps beating, there will be new things coming along." -Roy Haynes