Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Conservative Christmas Story: Trump's Coming To Town

Good Day World!

You better watch out,
you better at least try,
I'm telling you why,
Trump is coming to town.

He's trying to take away
your hopes this holiday,
and rights to what you can say
Trump is coming to town.

He knows who follows him
and jumps to his every whim,
so, for your sake, use a pseudonym
because Trump is coming to town.

Christmas has been hijacked
along with America's social contract
and reduced to a white supremacist abstract
Trump has come to town.

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

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Smoking Gun: Corker To Cast Yes Vote on Tax Bill After New Provision Enriches Him Personally

Good Day World!

No matter how Trump tries to dress up this tax bill as a "Christmas present for the middle class," it's still meaner than something even the Grinch would do.

Here's what's happening:

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee suddenly switched his vote to “yes” on the upcoming tax bill after GOP leaders added a provision to personally boost his real-estate income.

What more proof do we need that the so-called Tax Reform Bill is a boon to billionaires?

When International Business Times interviewed the Republican Majority Whip, John Cornyn, they uncovered how the blatant bribe was wrapped up to "cobble together" the necessary votes to pass the controversial tax bill.

Cornyn tried to defend the last minute provision as "just one piece" of a 1000 page-bill when asked if it was put there for Corker.

Corker, and Trump, both real estate tycoons, would benefit greatly from this sneaky little add-on. No surprise there. This is shaping up to be Trump's biggest con...and most Americans will be the victims.

Not so happy holidays...

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

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Latest Trump Assault on America: Censorship Gone Wild, 7 Words The CDC Can't Use

Good Day World!

I know I'm going back here, but do you remember when George Carlin (American comedian) first performed his famous Seven Words You Can't Say monologue?

Back in the day, it was pretty shocking stuff, saying those swear words (that have since crept into the national dialogue daily).

Today, we're faced with seven words that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention aren't allowed to use when preparing their budget for the Trump regime.

The CDC, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, is now under order by the Trump regime to stop using seven words - including "vulnerable" on 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.

Are you ready for this?

The CDC can not use the words; diversity, fetus, transgender, vulnerable, entitlement, science-based, or evidence-based. 

Let's pause for a moment and try to figure out why these words are so bad.

* Quote: "To pretend and insist that transgender people do not exist, and to allow this lie to infect public health research and prevention is irrational and very dangerous," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a written statement.

The Trump administration is full of dangerous science deniers who have no business near American public health systems like the CDC.

You cannot fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus."

* You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola.

You must be able to acknowledge the humanity of transgender people in order to address their health care needs.

* You cannot erase health inequities faced by people of color simply by forbidding the use of the words 'vulnerable' or diversity."

I could go on, but I think you get the idea.

There's absolutely no good reason for forbidding those seven words. It's a blatant attack from a regime with no morality, humanity, or sanity.

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

Saturday, December 16, 2017

When Intelligence Leaks Don't Matter, and Trump's Hypocritical Speech To FBI Grads

Good Day World!

Let's see now.

Who has been whining about intelligence leaks since January?

Stumped? The answer is Trump.

Check this out...

The Justice Department said on Thursday that the release of text messages between two former investigators in the federal probe into Russian election meddling, in which President Trump was referred to as an "idiot," was not authorized.

Not authorized. I think that's simple enough. A leak.

But did Trump get upset about the leak? Actually he never said a thing about it. At least not in public. In private, he was probably doing his happy dance. A new diversion!

His trolls in Congress made a big deal of releasing the transcripts to the press hours before the House Judiciary Committee hearing (despite having been unlawfully leaked) where they grilled Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, on them.

No one brought up the fact that the transcripts were illegally taken. Yet, every Republican on the committee waved them like a holy relic.

On Friday, Trump gave a speech at the FBI Academy Graduation ceremony, but not before slamming the whole department and promising to "re-make" it great again in a brief press conference outside the White House.

He said the FBI was in tatters (again) and that it was sad what's happened to it. 

I think he thought he was at a Police Academy graduation. If in his last sentence he hadn't said FBI...anyone watching would have surely thought it was about cops, not FBI Agents.
The pure hypocrisy surely wasn't lost on the graduates who must have been wondering if they'd be a part of a process to prosecute Trump of obstruction of justice someday.

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

Friday, December 15, 2017

What A Crazy Week! It's TGIF - Are You Ready To Party?

Good Day World!

Can you say TGIF?

Has this last week's news events left you exhausted? 

Has there been enough drama for you? Kick back and enjoy this weekend.

It's been a crazy week.

7 quick examples: 

1. Omarosa Manigault Newman suddenly left her White House job under a cloud yesterday.
She told the press that she observed things in the White House that made her uncomfortable(?) and that upset her. Stay tuned.

2. Trump backs pedophile in Alabama special election...and Moore the molester loses, and isn't going to the senate. His democratic opponent Doug Jones, is however.

3. Senate Judiciary Committee: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered a strong defense of Robert Mueller's appointment and actions as special counsel Wednesday and further praised the FBI, even as the bureau has been criticized by President Donald Trump in recent weeks.
Republicans called for a second special counsel to investigate Mueller's team.

4. Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson took his own life on Wednesday afternoon after being publicly accused of molesting a teen girl, according to ABC affiliate WHAS in Louisville.

5. Three women who were sexually harassed by Trump went on the Today Show and told their stories. Afterwards, they went to the press and called for a Congressional Ethics Investigation.
Trump called them liars. Then he attacked Sen. Gillibrand who also called for an investigation, or for him to resign.

6. Republicans are pushing ahead with a tax reform bill that still isn't complete, or has been rated by bi-partisan finance committee. They hope to hand it to Trump as a Christmas present for him, and the wealthy in this country.

7. Net Neutrality - Millions of comments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission as it sought public feedback on the agency's plan to roll back "net neutrality" rules were fake, New York prosecutors claim.

The state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, said Wednesday his office's investigation found that 2 million of the comments stole the identities of real Americans.

But FCC ignores claims and votes to repeal net neutrality protections Thursday. Stay tuned.

These random samples of news this week are only highlights of what's going down in our world today. 
That's become the norm in the Trump era.

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

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Trumpies Want Their Own Special Counsel To Interfer With Russian/Trump Investigation

Good Day World!

I watched Republicans trying to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian/Trump collusion investigation yesterday.

It was like watching a bunch of seals barking to get attention.

The grilling of Rod Rosenstein by Trump minions in the House Judiciary Committee showed how far they're willing to go to divert attention away from their master's love affair with Russia.

The height of absurdity came when the Trumpies called for a second investigation to go after Mueller and his team.

I couldn't believe their gall...and outright devotion to a man who treats women like objects to play with, and who can't go a day without lying at least five times! (See NY Times article)

Everyone of those inquiring Republicans, aka Trump Toads, have turned their back on the real Republican Party to dance with the devil.

They repeatedly badgered Rosenstein with the same false accusations and conspiracy theories. I have to hand it to Rosenstein, he stood up pretty damn well.

The Trumpies leveled thinly veiled threats against Rosenstein, even indicating they would forge ahead and appoint their own special counsel if they don't like the IG's report on the member of Mueller's team whose been accused of showing unfair bias.

In summary, it was a group of desperate Donny minions doing their best to turn attention away from the Russian/Trump connection investigation.

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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Trump vs Women: A Lifelong Assault Against Females

Good Day World!

Trump has never respected women.

His own mother pondered what she did wrong in bearing such a misogynistic son.

Trump married his first wife, Czech model Ivana Zelníčková in 1977. They had three children.

After cheating on her with actress Marla Maples, Trump divorced her and married Maples. They had one child.

Then he cheated on her - like the previous marriage his cheating was widely covered by the media - with Melania Knauss.

After divorcing Maples, Trump married Melania and they had a child.

But Trump's interest in harassing women in the workplace and in public never ceased. The following link is a quick example: 

Donald Trump and Billy Bush recording and Donald Trump sexual misconduct allegations

Last year, audio emerged from the long-running Howard Stern radio show, where Trump can be heard over the years discussing his daughter Ivanka’s “voluptuous” curves, his promiscuous sex life, and his lewd behavior during his ownership of the Miss Universe pageant.

The recordings, first uncovered by CNN, span 17 years of appearances by Trump on Stern’s show, where the two frequently engaged in sexually explicit conversation.

Last week, three of the women Trump sexually harassed appeared on The Today Show and followed that up with a press conference calling for Congress to investigate their claims.

Two days ago, another woman stepped forward, Melinda McGillivray, and said Trump groped her in 2003. She also demanded an investigation by an Ethics Committee.

You'd think at this point in time, the #MeToo women's movement would generate enough interest to finally hold Trump accountable.

Despite his claim that because the American people elected him they gave him a free pass on his past treatment of women...he's dead wrong.

His rise to power came from tribalism (I've said this before) not because people thought he was honest, and always treated women with respect.

That was apparent after last year's election during the exit polls. They showed that over 70 percent of Americans didn't think he was trustworthy ,or had the right temperament to lead the country.

But those die-hard conservative voters didn't allow anything to deter them from supporting Trump. They hated Hillary Clinton that much, and Trump promised many things that appealed to the fringe elements in our country.

These same die-hard supporters will continue to believe anything Trump tells them - regardless of reality, or the truth.

So, it's up to the rest of the country to lean on our spineless representatives in Congress to hold Trump to account for his lifelong assault against females.

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...