Saturday, February 17, 2018

You Can Stop 'The Witch Hunt' Bullshit Now Donny!

Good Day World!

Now that 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of interfering in the 2016 presidential election, Trump can stop crying about a "witch hunt."

That tune isn't going to play well now that it's official: Russia did interfere with our last election and these charges are only the beginning.

Most of the fake news planted by the Russians was derogatory towards Hillary Clinton and favorable to Trump, according to the 37-page indictment.

eal Americans were paid to organize and attend Trump rallies to support him. The irony of this is Trump claimed the Democrats were the one's paying people to disrupt his campaign rallies!

To no one's surprise, Trump interrupted the indictment as saying there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russian trolls.

On his way to hide out in his Florida retreat aboard Air Force One, Trump tweeted "NO COLLUSION."

Congressman Adam Schiff tweeted in return:

"No, Mr. President. The Special Counsel's indictment states no conclusion on collusion or electoral impact of Russian inference on the election. The former is under investigation and the latter is beyond his scope."

Trump and his cronies are soon going to be on the hot seat themselves. It's just a matter of time.

The White House will try to spin this indictment...but the truth is out. There's no stopping the consequences. 

Related News:

Mueller Probe: California Man Created Fake Bank Accounts and Sold Them To Russians 

How Russia Sent a Small Idaho Town Into a Fake News Tailspin

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

Friday, February 16, 2018

Generic Condolances, Cops/Alt-Right Victimizing Trump Protestors, WH Security Joke

Good Day World!

After the deadly school shooting in Florida, Republicans are sending their condolences to families...and little else.

The subject of gun laws surfaced, as it has numerous times this year after mass shootings, but no talk about proactive action to address the nation's gun problem.

Trump tweeted his condolences, but didn't even hint at looking at current gun laws to see if something can be done.
To America's shame, we live in a gun happy world dominated by the NRA, and corrupt lawmakers.

More cop corruption in Washington D.C.

DC police and federal prosecutors have been collaborating with notorious right-wing groups known for their fascist statements and using doctored videos to ambush their targets in an attempt to convict and jail protesters at Trump's inauguration.

The cops are working closely with the Oath Keepers and Project Veritas, both known for fabricating accounts to ambush the media and the political left.

Laughing About Security In The White House

We'll start with the biggest security joke, Trump. His affair with a porn star while married to Melania is only the tip of the iceberg.

Trump is a known groper, and at least a dozen women can attest to that.

His buddy Putin probably has some interesting blackmail photos of Trump doing something bad.

Let's not forget about the 47 members of the White House who still don't have security clearances for their jobs, a year after Trump was elected.

When it comes to security risks, we need to look no further than the White House and the jackass in the Oval Office.

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Trump Adminstration: Whose the Bad Boy Today?

Good Day World!

If you're going to try to follow the antics and blatant lies put out by the Trump's administration, be prepared for a daily dose of corruption.

Trump's Veteran's Affairs Secretary, David Shulkin, is the latest member of the Trump team to get ensnared in a scandal. The charges are criminal fraud.

Another great appointee by the orange-faced fool sitting in the Oval Office.

This bad boy comes on the heels of some more Trump bad boys that have recently stepped on their dicks. I'm talking about his Chief-Of-Staff, John Kelly, and his personal and White House Counsel lawyer, Don McGahn.

They both lied about how much they knew, and when, about WH staffer Rob Porter's background. FBI Director Chris Wray testified to lawmakers they both knew well in advance of last week.

Of all people, Republican Trey Gowdy is conducting an investigation into what they both knew and how far the cover-up for Porter extended.

Gowdy is also looking into why, and how, so many White House Staffers have been working without a full security clearance. A lot of people want to know that.

I can see the investigation getting dicey when they look at Jared Kushner's FBI files and see why he hasn't been cleared yet. He's the next bad boy to have his ass roasted by some lawmakers.

We all know Donny is the "baddest" of the bad boys lurking around the White House.

It ought to be amusing when Trump's ex-girlfriend, porn star Stormy McDaniels, starts singing about her illicit relationship with Trump who was married to Melania at the time and who had just given birth to their son Baron.

Another Trumpie will soon be joining the bad boy club of shame. That's attorney Michael Cohen, who claimed he gave Stormy $130,000 out of his own pocket, and that he never billed Trump for the money.

Think about that claim for a moment. A lawyer pays Trump's hush money out of his own bank account...because he doesn't want anything bad to happen to Donny.

That's about as believable as Trump never lies!

Here's the kicker, when Cohen publicly announced he paid her a $130,000, Stormy felt she was free to tell her story, according to her manager.

And let's not forget another Trump appointee, Scott Pruitt, who is the first EPA administrator to have a 24-hour security detail that accompanies him at all times, even at the agency's headquarters in Washington.

His first-class flying habits have been questioned for months by taxpayer groups who demand an explanation.

Pruitt was asked about the issue following a Washington Post report on Sunday that detailed some of his travel expenses, including a $1,641.43 first-class seat for a short flight in June from Washington to New York City.

Pruitt's ticket cost six times what EPA paid for his aides seated in coach.

His reasoning for this? He's afraid of the public. Probably for good reason.

A recent AP report also talked about how Pruitt personally took off (he sat there and dictated to a flunky) all climate change information from the EPA website. 

The use of luxury air travel by members of Trump's Cabinet has been under scrutiny for months, after the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in September following media reports he spent at least $400,000 in taxpayer funds on private jets for himself and his staff.

No shortages of bad boys during the Trump regime. The question is, whose the bad boy today?

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Immigration/Infrastructure Scam Spending Proposed By Trump is Heartless

Good Day World!

Our Moron-In-Charge has been acting like a troll again on Twitter, threatening that this is the "last chance" for DACA and Immigration reform, if he doesn't get his full agenda.

On the chopping block, so-called entitlement programs like food stamps for the poor, to offset state infrastructure costs.

Under Trump's proposal, states and local governments are responsible for coming up with the money to carry out their own infrastructure needs.

And the way to do that - according to Trump's latest scam - is to dismantle social safety nets across the country by making the states do what the federal government couldn't do.

Giving up domestic programs for the poor in exchange for some political agenda. It sets well in Trump's putrid playbook, and the GOP have been trying to do just that for years.

Trump also made sure to include a ridiculous waste of money ($25 billion) to build his "wall," or there would be no deal.

He tweeted a thinly-veiled threat by noting March 5th is coming up (a deadline he imposed on the DACA program) and there won't be another chance to help the Dreamers if he doesn't get his way.

As usual Trump has it wrong. A recent court ruling has rendered that threat meaningless by erasing Trump's timeline.

Another Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Ending DACA Program

Threats. Lies. Diversions. This is Trump's management style and Republican lawmakers are enabling him.

But, there will be a price to pay at the voting booths this fall when Republicans have to face an accounting for their treatment of the Constitution, laws of this land, and slavish support of Trump.

Speaking of Immigration...

I wonder why Trump isn't talking about Melania's parents who are now living in the USA?

How did they get here? Chain migration? Living here illegally? Work permits? Special exception?

We'll never know because the White House has refused to talk about it. Like so many other issues.

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Porter Supporters in the WH Are Morally Bankrupt, Just Like Trump

Good Day World!

The clock is ticking for White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly.

Unlike his boss Trump, Kelly is going to go down for lying (something Trump does daily) about the whole Porter affair. The facts don't line up with the bullshit being spewed. 

The Washington Post and the New York Times have reported that Kelly knew all about Porter's wife-beating past and instead of firing him, Kelly elected to keep him in the White House.


Did Trump want Porter to stay? 

If it was just Kelly's decision to allow Porter to work without a security clearance, how long did he think that he could get away with it before someone in the FBI spoke up? He's been on the job for over a year without one.

Meanwhile, how many others in the White House knew about that "bad boy" Porter's past? I'm willing to bet WH staffer Hope Hicks knew all about Porter's former wives for a long time.

After all, they were "dating." That's Washington speak for they were screwing like bunnies. You can't tell me someone as bright as Hicks didn't know the score with Porter's past.

It didn't matter. In the Trump White House anything goes...until someone finally catches up with by one.

Either Porter lied to the FBI about his past (a crime), or his accusers lied to the FBI. The FBI, based upon evidence, believe his former wives accusations of domestic abuse.

If the FBI wouldn't give Porter a security clearance, they had good reason not too.

If Ex-Marine General Kelly is given his marching papers, it's going to be fascinating to see who Trump replaces him with.

I have a sneaky feeling there won't be a long line of applicants for the job. Working directly under Trump can't be appealing, even if you're a sado-masochist.

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

Friday, February 9, 2018

Time for Another Blog Break As Baboons in Congress Play Games

Good Day World!

I'm going to take another blog break while the ass-hats in the White House and Congress continue to play partisan politics like seagulls stealing each others food!

I'll be back on February 13th. 

Another shutdown that lasted for a few hours. Congress kicked the can down the road again until March 23 for a permanent bill. No DACA. Sad.

Random Observations

I'm surprised the heavens didn't open up and send thunderbolts streaking down on Donny when he spoke at a Prayer Breakfast the other day.

Maybe Jim Carrey knows something we don't. He recently called for people to delete their Facebook accounts and to dump their stocks. Hmmmmm...

A Portrait of Polarization: It's Got This Bad

"In a sign of increasing partisan hostilities, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee plan to construct a wall – a physical partition – separating Republican and Democratic staff members in the committee's secure spaces, according to multiple committee sources." - CBS report 2/8/18

Interesting reading - former president, George W. Bush said Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

A good example of development overtaking common sense...
The Millennium Tower opened to great acclaim with high-priced, posh apartments. But those accolades and property values are sinking, along with the building's foundation. 

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

WH Soap Opera Fans Tune In To Another Sleazy Drama

Good Day World!

Let's start the day with another episode of Cirque Du Trump, staring aides who have been bad.

Opening scene: 

A top aide to Trump, Rob Porter is resigning under a cloud of spousal abuse. 

After months of the White House claiming that Porter was full of integrity and honor, it only took one day for the White House PR machine to flip-flop from that position like a dying carp.

In case you're wondering why the sudden change of mind it has to do with the fact that Trump and company knew about his abuse against his two former wives, but covered it up.


Perhaps because Porter and another trusted Trump aide, Hope Hicks, were "dating." Juicy stuff.

How's that for good soap opera material?

Stay tuned. I'm sure there's more.

Coming up next:

The Three-Ring Budget Drama

Loathing and lies, as lawmakers scramble to come up with a budget.

Watch who screws who, in delicate backroom negotiations worthy of a Banana Republic. 

Added tension: Will Trump get his shutdown?

Will the Dems give up and make a deal without DACA included?

Will Trump get his Wall?

Stay tuned.

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Trump Triad: Memos, Shutdowns, and Parades

Good Day World!

I'm back.

I've been detached from my digital addiction for a couple of weeks and went on vacation.

Had a great time. Good food. Booze. People. No politics.

Now that I'm back (briefly - I'm checking out again this weekend Feb.10 and 11, to attend a Wine and Chocolate release in Lodi, California) I have a few comments to make.

On the possibility of a government shut down Friday, Feb. 9

I strongly suspect government shutdowns will be Trump's legacy to America, as he causes a record number to occur  throughout whatever time he has left in the Oval Office.

Right now, the Moron-In-Charge is saying he wants a government shutdown. He plans on the Democrats being blamed, even though he's the real disruptor in the negotiations to balance the budget. 

Then there's dictator love...

Donny wants a parade just like they do in North Korea, China, and Russia.

Donny has something about generals and weapons on parade. No matter that the tanks he wants in his parade would tear up Pennsylvania Avenue.

The fact that his generals are huddled together planning on spending millions on a parade to please Trump is disgusting and hypocritical.

And a waste of tax payers money!

Trump is lobbying for more money for the military so he can have his parade. It's that simple. We don't need a parade because Donny has a small penis.

And, as for the infamous Nune's memo and being vindicated by it, Donny is dreaming. One way, or the other, the Democrat response to the memo is going to be released.

But, by then Donny will be lighting more fires... torching our Department of Justice, and the FBI for starters. 

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

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Blog Shutdown: I'm Going Out Of Town

Good Day World!

As Donny and his lapdogs are quarrelling among themselves - and the Democrats - after shutting the government down, I'm going out of town.

I'm taking a vacation with my honey to California and Nevada.

We're planning on returning on February 1st. Hopefully the government will be functioning by then. I wouldn't bet on it, but you never know.

Are you a new reader?

If so, the archives for this blog are on the right. They go back to 2008, when As It Stands entered the cybersphere.

All opinions are my own, for better or worse.

If you prefer reading fiction, I have another blog - Return To As It Stands, that offers over 100 flash fiction stories ranging from Science Fiction, to Horror, and beyond.

If you got this far, I want to thank you for checking things out. 

Peace, and long life.

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

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Good Job Donny! The Government Is Shut Down To Mark Your First Year In Office

                                        Good Day World!

What a way to celebrate Trump's first year in office - a government shutdown.

I gotta hand it to him. It only took 12 months to bring our government to a screeching halt. He torpedoed the budget negotiations, and left Republicans baffled on what he wanted.

Today, Trump is making it clear that if he doesn't get his way the government is staying closed, despite compromising efforts by lawmakers trying to reopen the government this weekend.

None of us should be surprised. "Mr. Art of the Deal" is a fraud.

Making deals (like the crooked ones Trump's made with known mafia figures during his casino days) is the art of the bullying, which doesn't go down well with our Constitution.

Putting Trump in Washington has turned out badly for millions, and he's not done yet.

This government shutdown is not going to slow down Trump's racist agenda.

Now, it's up to the voters this midterm. If the Democrats take back Congress, Trump's racist agenda won't stand a chance.

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

Friday, January 19, 2018

'Dollars For Donny' - FBI Looking At Putin Puppet Who Paid NRA Millions To Promote Trump

Good Day World!

Step by step...

I have another interesting twist regarding the Trump/Russia investigations for you this morning.

After reading the Miami Herald yesterday, I was surprised to see another effort from Russia that supported Trump, along with all the rest we're already aware of.

I have to admit I was stunned to read about the coordination between the supposedly patriotic NRA, Russia, and the Trump campaign.

About The NRA

The NRA was originally formed by two union veterans who were dismayed at how bad a shot most of the Yankees were during the Civil War.

Within one year of forming the organization, the NRA built a rifle range. The goal was to make all Americans better shots. There was no political aspect to the organization back then.

After the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968, the NRA became politically active. The group only represents less than a fifth of all American gun owners, yet it remains one of the most powerful gun rights lobbies in the United States.

What We Know From The Report

FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA.

The news comes as Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including whether the Kremlin colluded with Trump’s campaign, has been heating up.

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McClatchy reported a year ago that a multi-agency U.S. law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s intervention, begun even before the start of the 2016 general election campaign, initially included a focus on whether the Kremlin secretly helped fund efforts to boost Trump, but little has been said about that possibility in recent months.

About Alexander Torshin

Torshin, a leading figure in Putin’s party, has been implicated in money laundering by judicial authorities in Spain, as Bloomberg News first revealed in 2016.
Torshin is known as the godfather in a major Russian criminal organization called Taganskaya.
Torshin, a lifetime NRA member, spoke to Donald Trump Jr. during a gala event at the group’s national gathering in Kentucky in May 2016, when his father won an earlier-than-usual NRA presidential endorsement.
As this story unfolds, expect to read more damning revelations supporting the coordination between Russia and Trump's campaign.

To be clear at what were looking at here: It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections.
Time for me to walk on down the road...

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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...