Monday, February 20, 2017

Trump's Cracking Under Pressure: Supposed A-Team Gets an F

Good Day World!

I can still hear Republicans during the election admitting that Trump wasn't the the best guy for the job, but it didn't matter because he would assemble an A-Team that would have made Col. John "Hannibal" Smith (played by George Peppard) proud.  

Remember Hannibal? It's been 34 years since the original "A-Team" debuted on NBC.

The much hoped for A-Team that Trump gathered around himself turned out to be a B-Team. Actually, more like a Z-Team. 

It couldn't have turned out worse. Republicans hoped Chump would gather the best-of-the-best political conservative operatives and staff his cabinet with them.

They reasoned that with all that experience Lump would be propped even though they knew he was an orange clown prone to lying daily on twitter.

It never occurred to these same Republicans that Frump didn't know any politically experienced people. He bribed plenty of politicians, but that doesn't count.  

Lump did what came natural to him; he appointed his billionaire pals to positions of power. He also threw in some white Supremacists for good measure.

We all know that now.

In the course of 30 days, Bump has thrown the country into chaos. Whispers of impeachment are drifting through the halls of power where information leaks are driving Chump crazy right now.

It's only a matter of time before the orange vulgarian cracks. He's never been called out for lying so much in his life! He can't fire two-thirds of the American population.

Frump's current attacks on the free press - calling it the enemy of the people - is even shocking those Republicans who backed him. 

They're seeing what the rest of the country already knew - Trump is the biggest challenge to democracy and liberty in our history.

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

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Trump's Task Force on Extremism Only Targets Muslims, Ignors White Supremacists and Other Homegrown Terrorists


                                           Good Day World!

Violent extremism has always been a thorn in the side of governments worldwide.

America's battle with extremism in the 21st century has taken on worldwide implications. 

Since the attack on 9-11, Americans have been willing to give up some of their freedoms to suppress extremism. But not all of our freedoms.

President Bush and President Obama formed task forces to fight terrorism, both homegrown and foreign. 
One of Obama's anti-terrorism programs was just called "Countering Violent Extremism" with no reference to Islam.

The reasoning for not singling out Islam was simple; Obama didn't want to ostracize any world religion because some of their believers turned violent for political reasons.

He knew that terrorists could also be Christian, Jewish, Catholics, or even Evangelical extremists. It was just common sense.

Under Trump's regime common sense has scurried to the corners of the White House and is studiously ignored.

Trump and cronies are changing the name of that task force to "Countering Islamic Extremism."

Quick example: Trump, or more likely chief puppet Bannon, came up with a list of terrorists incidents for the press and guess what? 

They were only Muslims involved with no mention of White Supremacist attacks. Why do you think that was?

That list of terrorist attacks was handed over to the press after Trumpanzee Spicer claimed the media didn't even cover them. That, of course, was a bald-faced lie.

That lie was quickly exposed:

Trump Claims Media Don't Cover Terrorist  Attacks, Archives Say Otherwise 

There's no doubt Trump will come up with more task forces that will be thinly disguised attacks on minorities in this nation and abroad.

It's up to the main stream press and independent bloggers like myself to investigate and expose Trump's nefarious attacks on our freedom.

The key word to what's happening in Washington is: RESIST.

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

White House Staff Mission Impossible? Deciding Who Is The Biggest Liar Of Them All


Note to readers: I'm taking a blog break after today and will be back on Sunday Feb.19th. Meanwhile, you can peruse past posts in the lower right-hand side of this page.   
                        
                                   Good Day World!

I have a real challenge for you today.

It's your mission, if you accept it, to select the biggest liar in the Trump White House. Everyone is fair game, from Rump down.

For starters take a look at Chump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn

He was caught violating The Logan Act for discussing U.S. sanctions against Russia with Moscow's ambassador to the U.S. before Lump's inauguration. Lump probably violated it too.

After repeatedly lying about the content of the call, Flynn's spokesman finally told the press that "while Flynn had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn't be certain that the topic never came up." 

That statement followed on the heels of two intelligence reports that the phone call between the two men was recorded! 

Ouch! Does that make Flynn the biggest liar in the White House? What do you think?

Other candidates for biggest liar involved in this sordid story are: Trump, Bannon, Sean Spicer, and Kellyanne Conway.

Setting this example aside, who do you think is the most constant - and outrageous - liar in the Chump administration?

My pick has to be Rump. He's been a pathological liar all of his life. His entire career is riddled with lies. Fact check his tweets and you'll see he lies on a daily basis.

It's a tough call between Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway.

Spicer spews what his master says and tries to put a sane spin on it as his nose grows. Conway is more creative and lies without Dump's help.

Some other anointed Trumpies that should be in the running for the biggest liar are: Steve Bannon; Jeff Sessions; Rex Tillerson; James Mattis; Tom Price; Scott Pruitt; Wilbur Ross; and Betsy DeVos.

If I left any other candidates off this list please let me know, and I'll be glad to add them.

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

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Memo To Trump: Time To Put Up Evidence or Shut Up!


                                        Good Day World!

Subject: Voter Fraud

To: America's first Illegitimate President

We the people are tired of listening to your false allegations regarding voter fraud during the presidential election.

It's bad enough that you've been spreading lies about individuals, corporations, your involvement with Putin, and our judiciary system since the day you were sworn in, but do you really have to keep revisiting that false accusation of voter fraud when you heard Clinton got three million more votes than you?

To be clear, what we see is a thin-skinned serial liar trying to chip away at the very foundation of our democracy - fair elections.

Ellen L. Weintraub, a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission recently challenged your claim and asked you to provide evidence to support them.

When you said that out-of-state voters were bused into New Hampshire  to vote for Clinton it was too much for Commissioner Weintraub.

Remember?

Weintraub said, "As a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, I am acutely aware that our democracy rests on the faith of the American people in the integrity of their elections.

"The president has issued an extraordinarily serious and specific charge. Allegations of this magnitude cannot be ignored." 

She's right. Either put up evidence...or shut up! This isn't the first time you floated this lie about voter fraud. 

On numerous occasions you claimed three to five million people voted illegally in November.

Thus far there's not been a shred of evidence to prove your accusations. You recently told Bill O'Reilly that your first puppet Pence was going to head up an investigation into the matter.

While Pence is looking into that aspect of election fraud would you make sure he shares all vetted facts by our intelligence community about Russia's involvement in the election too?

We're waiting...

Related: Trump Brings Up Voter Fraud Again, This Time in Meeting With Senators

Trump's Voter fraud Claims are Absurd, Another Analysis Shows 

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

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tweeter-In-Chief Saves Bigly Tweets for Saturday

Good Day World!

Today our beloved Tweeter-In-Chief will have bigly responses to some important issues.

It's Saturday. Super charged tweet time.

To tweet, or not to tweet. That has been the question.

His Donaldness has turned to social media so that you can get The Truth about everything. Remember; he alone can save the country and the world. 

The Muslim ban, judges making ridiculous decisions, voter fraud, inauguration crowd size, and Nordstrom's bad decision not to carry his daughter's shoddy shoes anymore are just samplings of his wise tweets.

As you know the mainstream media has nothing but Fake News. Just ask Sean Spicer or Kellyann Conway. They'll tell you. 

TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, websites...they all lie. 

Only our white fake blond-haired master president will give you all the facts. All of the alternative ones.

But by golly, they're facts.

As you may have noticed about our Tweeter-In-Chief, he likes to really ratchet up his attacks on anything, or person, on Saturday mornings.

Wouldn't it be inspiring to get to see His Donaldness wandering around in the dimly lit White House on a Saturday morning in his white robe, clutching his mobile device while stabbing at it with his stubby fingers?

You have to get up early though because he likes tweeting about state matters, fake voters, fake polls, fake news, people who oppose him, and how smooth his Muslim ban went until some stupid judges (9th Circuit Court) stopped it, before he takes his daily dump.

Some white house staffers excuse his tweets by claiming he's just grumpy on the weekends and people shouldn't take it personally. 

Others say his daughter and son-in-law observe Shabbat like good Jews from Friday to Saturday night, and are not around to rein him in on Saturday mornings.

Tsk! Tsk! Nasty rumors. 

Our emperor president knows what he's doing.

He's going to Make America Great Again...just wait...you'll see.

Tweet by tweet!

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

Democracy 1, Trump O, The Republic Stands Up To Rump!

Good Day World!

Trump lost. The law won.

Here come the judge(s)...

A federal appeals court refused to re-institute Trump's travel ban on seven majority-Muslim nations, ruling that it violated due process rights of people affected without a national security justification.

Even it Trump takes his flawed case to the Supreme Court he can't count on his new Supreme Court justice appointee (Neil Gorsuch) to be in on the vote.

By now the world knows how thin-skinned the orange vulgarian is. We'll all get to read his tweet tantrum in response to this decision while his buddy Bannon changes his soiled diapers!

"SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!" Chump tweeted minutes after the ruling was released.

Understand. This was an unanimous verdict. The court agreed it's duty was, "in time of war as well as in peace, to preserve unimpaired the constitutional safeguards of civil liberty."

Trump hates losing face. So he's resorting to what he's always done as a businessman and is taking his fight to the courts - right or wrong - it doesn't matter. 

Donny Little-Hands is pissed.

The Republic has withstood it's first test against Rump's bigotry and poor planning. It's only the beginning. 

The next few years are going to be a battle between Lump and his evil minion Back-Door Bannon, and everything this country stands for.

Bump fought the law and the law won.

Time for me to walk on down the road..

Thursday, February 9, 2017

GOP Senators Protect Racist Nominee By Silencing Warren's Warnings

"In a Time of Universal Deceit — Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell

                                          
                                          Good Day World!

The confirmation process for Trump's nominees is so one-sided that the GOP is silencing the opposition by any means possible.

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren dared to read a letter by Martin Luther King's wife that wasn't complimentary of Jeff Sessions, Chump's nominee for Attorney General, and the Trumpanzees silenced her by using an arcane rule (article19) that was never used before.

If that letter bothered the Trumpies that much why didn't they do something the next day when Democratic Senator Tom Udall (New Mexico) read the same letter? And how about the other senators who read it the next day? 

The answer lies in Rump's and his Trumpanzees concern that Warren has been a thorn in their side. The well-spoken and articulate Warren has been holding all of Bump's nominees feet to the fire.

Warren has been the point person for her party since Lump came into office. She's always prepared with plenty of facts and doesn't mince words.

If there's one thing Trumpanzees hate it's facts. 

This is clearly demonstrated by Republican Senator Orin Hatch's (Utah) statement to the press:

"Even if what she says was true, it wasn't the right thing to do," Hatched claimed.

No, telling the truth is the right thing to do!

I don't care what Frump's gaggle of ass-kissers say; it's not okay. The truth should never be suppressed

Sometimes you have to pay a price for telling the truth, but it's worth it. Warren has the high ground.

Voters are watching, and will remember how Trumpanzees lied and cheated to get their nominees into positions of power.


The Internet Is Turning Elizabeth Warren's Silencing Into a Rallying Cry: 'Nevertheless, She Persisted'


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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sowing the Seeds of Chaos: How Trump and Bannon Intend to Destroy Democracy


                                          Good Day World!

If you're wondering how dictators control the masses then look no further than Trump and Bannon's playbook for Amerika.

The key passages are about how a "strongman" takes over a country by sowing seeds of dissent and fear. In this dictator's guide to the universe, it becomes necessary to refute democracy and the freedoms that it holds dear.

Trump's executive orders and presidential memorandums are a malignant strategic attack on our democracy. 

Take a close look at the pre-history and logic of the recently enacted immigration ban that Trump and Bannon enacted to consolidate their power in the face of Trump's lack of electoral mandate.

More than any other executive order signed by Trump in the furious flurry of his first two weeks in office, the context and content of the Muslim ban executive order provides an exemplary and worrying optic into the operations of the Trump White House.

It was no coincidence that the order was signed on Holocaust Memorial Day. The White House press release commemorating the day includes no mention of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

This denigration of Muslims (with the ban) and now the Jews is par for the course for the White Nationalists (like Bannon) who support Trump.

The Muslim ban is the perfect prototype for the anti-democratic political process Chump and Bannon are putting into place.

There's one thing Lump and cronies didn't seem to count on; resistance. Numerous massive protests have greeted Frump's actions since he's been in office.

The assault on our freedoms by Donny Little-Hands and Bannon the White, can be stopped if enough Americans continue to stand up and denounce their Nazi-like tactics.

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pence the First Puppet Interrupts Trump's Words and Tweets For Us


                                               Good Day World!

By now we're used to puppet master Trump pulling people's strings.

What most people are having a hard time with is interrupting what Chump's tweets or words really mean. 

Even his appointed Trumpanzees make mistakes when trying to put a logical spin on something Lump lies about.

The first among Rump's puppets, Vice President Pence, is finding out that he's also signed on as an interrupter. 

During an interview with Bill O'Reilly Frump compared the U.S. to Russia claiming the two countries are alike.

Bump's comment ended up putting Pence on the defense when reporters asked what Donny Little-Hands meant?

Appearing on NBC's "Meet The Press," he denied that Trump was trying to draw a moral equivalency between Russia and the U.S.

First Puppet Pence had to explain to us that, "What you're hearing is a determination by the president of the United States not to let semantics or the arguments of the past get in the way of exploring the ability to work together with Russia and with President Putin in the days ahead."

In other words...bullshit.

No. What I, and the rest of the world heard, was a U.S. president putting his country on a moral equivalency to the dark empire Russia.

Even the gutless Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, rebuked the assertion.

"No, I don't think there is any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does," he said in a recent interview.

But Pence is sticking to his interruption of his master's words like a loyal dog...or a good first puppet. 

He's followed by Kellyann Conway and Sean Spicer, two puppets that also know how to spin the Donald's ignorant comments.

Like millions of other people, I know that when Rump says something, he means it. Regardless of how hard his loyal puppets try to spin his words into something acceptable.

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



  






Monday, February 6, 2017

Trump's Billionaire Buddy Cabinet Won't Have To Pay Taxes - Don't You Wish You Didn't Have Too?


                                           Good Day World!

If you're not a millionaire or billionaire, I'd like to talk with you.

You may, or may not know that Trump's Cabinet is the richest ever gathered - their combined wealth accounts for a third-of American households.

Guess what? None of them will have to pay taxes!

In the late 1980s, Congress passed a law allowing nominees to indefinitely defer paying taxes on all capital gains. 

They still have to sell off their conflicting assets, but as long as they reinvest the money from those sales in low-risk assets like mutual funds or government bonds, they don't have to pay taxes on their profits.

What this means is they get away without paying a cent.

That's something you and I can only dream of. Imagine if you were in a position where no matter how much money you made you didn't have to pay taxes.

Setting aside the new Cabinet's stunning wealth, there's a bigger issue that has to be addressed:

Will these well-placed Trumpanzees represent you and I? 

Let's be logical about this. Of course not. They will be busy adding to their fortunes by introducing more laws giving the elite bigger tax breaks.

Just look at history. But Trump's appointees are even more special. They're not just rich, they're super wealthy, and have pet agendas that go crosswise with most Americans.

Trump is our first illegitimate president. He has no boundaries of decency. By stocking his Cabinet with the super wealthy, Chump can be assured there will be no dissent as long as he keeps the gravy train moving.

As for the rest of us, in particular those who voted for Rump because they thought he was going to create more jobs, the future isn't so clearly defined.

In Donny Little-Hands first week in office he's managed to piss off three major trade partners, Australia, Mexico and China. 

Now we're told that Americans are going to pay for building Dump's big wall - not Mexico.

Talk of 20% tariffs are terrifying American CEO's who do business with the two nations. 

Meanwhile Trump's Billionaire Boys Club is getting richer with every executive order Chump writes.

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

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Ultimate Reality Show: Alternative America

Good Day World!

Welcome to Trump's alternative America.

Gotta hand it to Don the Con; he's producing the ultimate reality show and Americans are his captive audience.

Facts are shot down like clay pigeons.

The annual National Prayer Breakfast became a forum for Rump to attack his replacement on his old reality show. Devote Christians sat like sheep and didn't bleat when their new savior spoke about TV ratings and how popular he was.

Up is down.

Reality is what Bump's chief adviser and minister of propaganda, Bad Boy Bannon, says it is. 

In spite of the naked power grab Frump pulled off with the help of the Russians, FBI director James Comey, and droves of billionaires looking for government positions, this new reality show is not going off without it's hitches.

For starters, the majority of Americans are already appalled at what Lump has done in less than two weeks.

The "Ban" or as it really is, "The Muslim Ban," has shocked viewers into getting out of their comfortable seats and protesting in the streets.

Hundreds of thousands of unhappy witnesses to Dump's depredations are shaking off their political lethargy and organizing.

The Woman's Protest March on Rump's second day in office involved millions nationally and across the world. It simply wasn't good for his ratings.

With minions like Sean Spicer, and Kellyann Conway, backing up every lie Chump utters, facts become increasingly vague and are up to the mainstream media to try to decipher on a daily basis.

Will Donny Little-Hands Alternative America last for his four-year run? Or, will his new reality show be cancelled sooner by angry Americans?

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

Some Scary Halloween Costumes: What Would Happen If There Wasn't a Dress Code in Congress?

Inspired by Rep. "Gym" Jordan's refusal to wear a suit jacket in the Capitol (or anywhere else), I have a stunning prediction...