Saturday, July 14, 2018

As The Liar Turns: Episode 566, Trump's Visit to UK Doesn't Disappoint

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Bravo! Trump's visit to merry old England has been everything we expected thus far.

A complete embarrassment.

Twitter counts the ways Trump 'Insulted' Queen Elizabeth

He no sooner got off the plane when his attack against Prime Minister May commenced. I'm sure his followers loved every divisive moment as he praised right-wing asshole Boris Johnson (who recently resigned from the parliament), and claimed he'd make a great prime minister (!)

He didn't stop there however. Donny was just warming up. He also gave a thinly-disguised warning to May that Britain's trade relationship with the U.S. could face turbulence if May goes through with what's known as the so-called "soft" Brexit blueprint.

When a British Tabloid "The Sun," printed the results of the interview from his first minutes in country, Trump twisted around like the lying snake he is and dared to call the article Fake News! 

Despite the fact there's audio of him making those comments, he still had the gall to hold a press conference the next morning, with May at his side, and claim he didn't say...what we know he did.

May, who is under considerable pressure right now, played along hoping Trump's reversal would continue until he left. Hoping she wouldn't be forced into revealing just how much he's bullying her.

Meanwhile, it's her job to escort Trump around the country and to try and tamp down Trump's rudeness. The 45-minute visit to Windsor castle to meet the Queen went off (if we're to believe the reports) well enough. Donny didn't insult the Queen to everyone's relief.

Needless to say, this whole hate-filled tour is fulfilling his core base's desire to see him sow global discord. They love that he's on the top of his game - lying, and then doubling down on the lie...and getting away with it because of the government's interest in keeping the peace between our nations.

Trump minions are eagerly looking forward to his visit with Putin. He told them he has a gift for the Russian dictator. You can imagine the excitement that news stirred up in his base, who believe Putin is really our friend because Donny admires him so.

I expect Episode 567 to generate a lot of excitement when Putin and Donny have a meeting between just the two of them. Trump's puppets will be pulling for Putin to give him some kind of reward. After all, Donny has one for his beloved Vlad.

Stay tuned.

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

A Desperate Attack by House Judiciary GOP To Save Trump

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I can't believe I watched the whole thing. 

It was like watching ancient Romans throw enemies of the state to the lions.

 In this case the victim fought back.

Yesterday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was a circus spawned by desperate Republicans trying to protect Trump.

The meat they were throwing out was Peter Strzok, an FBI agent whose personal emails showed he hates Trump. 

Despite being vindicated of professional bias by the IG's report, the Republican committee members tried to spin that Strzok was part of a conspiracy corrupting Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

The sense of rats trying to hold onto a sinking ship was present, as each GOP member tried to outdo the other with vile attacks against Strzok's integrity with no proof to back up their accusations.

It was probably one of the lowest moments in Congress. The partisan kangaroo trial (that's what it really was) was an embarrassment to anyone who believes in laws and truth. The Repugs made no attempt to abide by normal parliamentary procedures. 

At one point Rep. David Cicilline, D-RI. said, "This is about promoting a narrative, you're a prop." He also noted that Strzoks texts were "the perfect foil" for Republicans. 


"They are not interested in hearing your context and explanation, because it's not about you," he forcefully asserted.
That accusation was evident for over seven hours of interrogation that resembled an Inquisition more than anything else. 
Time is running out. Mueller is getting closer to wrapping up his investigation. The Repugs see the writing on the wall and are desperate that Donny's collusion with Russia will be exposed.
All of this shit from the current house majority is going to end in the fall when Democrats retake the House. For the sake of democracy...they better. Remember to vote in November.
Time for me to walk on down the road....





  




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trump Island News: Castaway Congress Defy's Donny's Tariffs

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It was almost like watching jellyfish grow spines, as Senate Republicans pushed back against Trump's tariffs and attacks against NATO the last two days.

I'm not sure if they waited until Trump set off on his travels purposely, or what, to make their bold move, but it was sure refreshing.

The senate voted overwhelmingly for Trump to get congressional approval before using national security as an excuse for imposing tariffs on other nations, as he did recently with steel and aluminum levies against our allies, Mexico, Canada and the European Union.  

The 88-11 vote sent a clear message to Donny, that even his minions have revolted against his heavy-handed actions that are threatening the American economy.

Senate spines started growing Tuesday, when they voted 97-2 to pass a pro-NATO alliance resolution before Trump landed in Brussels, and blasted our allies again. Which, of course, he did.

Trump doesn't mind being on an island. He could care less what experts on anything have to say. His mind is always on Trump island time, where he enjoys creating chaos and eating cheeseburgers before going to bed at night.

Meanwhile, our castaway congress is awaiting Donny's return...and hoping he doesn't spank them!

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






Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Donny's Great Adventure 2.0: NATO Nastiness, Baby Blimps, and a Gift For Putin

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When we last saw our Liar-In-Chief during his first Great Adventure at the G-7 Summit, and with dictator Kim, Trump made a mockery of America.

He blew up the G-7 Summit and threatened everyone with tariffs, then went to Singapore to rendezvous with North Korean leader Kim, which turned out to be a grip-and-grin reality moment...but nothing else.

Trump agreed to stop defense exercises with South Korea and in return the US got...nothing substantial. We still haven't gotten the bodies of American soldiers from the North - despite sporadic reports of progress and Trump's lie that they are already being released.

Just to emphasis what a failure that supposedly historic meeting was just look at the current situation with Kim. His people are accusing Americans of being robbers and gangsters! Reports that they are enhancing their main nuke facility have been coming in for two weeks, after analyzing numerous satellite photos.

There's no reason to believe Donny's latest Great Adventure is 
going to be any more productive that 1.0 was. In fact, it may be even more disastrous. 


Today, on the first leg of the journey,Trump is already attacking Germany and other world leaders in Brussels. He started the first meeting off with a combative attitude. Very much like the last G-7 debacle. His pre-meeting tweets have already warned world leaders that Donny was going to have another temper tantrum. He did. 


When he's done pissing off all of our allies, he goes on to merry England, where Trump will be greeted by an enraged population and a baby Trump blimp over London. 

The Britishers really hate our racist president, and have been planning receptions for him for months.

Pre-arranged stops that the British government has arranged, in hopes of cutting the number of protesters down, will still likely see some acts of protest despite the harder to get to locations.

Although the Queen is going to see Trump, it won't be in the traditional Buckingham Palace like other world leaders have enjoyed. The low-energy meeting is happening at Blenheim Palace, far away from London. The equivalent of meeting in a back alley.

After that warm greeting from the British people, Trump goes on to his favorite part of the Great Adventure where he gets to meet with his favorite dictator, Putin, in Helsinki, Finland. 

He coyly told the press that he has a "gift" for Putin. I hate to even speculate on that one.

Seeing Putin will be the easiest part of the trip, Trump told reporters yesterday. "Who knew?" he sarcastically told the press.

Just the world, Donny...that's who!

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Open Corruption: Trump Family Can Get Away With Anything

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Blatant corruption has long been a hallmark of Trump's before his current reign in Washington DC.

Donald Trump set the standard back in the early eighties when he cavorted with billionaire pedophiles and members of the Mafia out in the open. He was the darling of tabloids for his cruel treatment of multiple wives, and his habit of openly cheating on them.

Since assuming office, Trump has collected an impressive array of ethics violations, but suffered no consequences for them. Because of that, family members like Ivanka and Jared have been able to flout laws and rules with impunity.

Let's take a quick look at the most recent example of open corruption as demonstrated by Ivanka's products in China, where she is free from tariffs that both countries have levied. 

As smelly as that arrangement is, Trump continues to bleat about buying American. Those words he claims to love; "Made in the USA (see recent cult/campaign rally in NC)."

How does Trump's base account for this open ethics breech? Either they're not aware of it, or (more likely) they just don't care.

Where is the outrage in Congress?

I'll tell you where the GOP jellyfish that continue to enable Trump's corruption are...hiding in their office closets, shaking with unbridled fear of The Donald.

I really wonder what it'll take for those gutless Republicans to rebel against his corruption and lies? 

Frankly, I expect those same cowards to reject the findings of Mueller's investigation on Trump's campaign and his complicity in obstructing justice.

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




  




Monday, July 9, 2018

Restocking the Swamp: Even Trump's Minions Don't Last Long

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Enough credit hasn't been given to Trump for his ability to keep his swamp viable in Washington DC, despite the constant turnover.

That takes a special talent. One that has been honed over a lifetime of embracing cheaters, known mafia figures, Russian oligarchs, racists, white supremacists, corrupt billionaires, and misogynists.

It was a masterstroke of politics on Trump's part to embrace the worst of America, claiming them as his loyal base. In a sad recognition of reality today in Trump's America, we must concede there are millions who follow him like cult members. All ready to embrace the Fake Fox News lies that Trump spews.  

Instead of draining the swamp in Washington like he told his gullible supporters in 2016, he created a nearly self-sustaining quagmire that allows for departures and the constant stocking of new corrupt individuals.

It's amazing how he flipped the swamp thing around and got his slavish followers to believe the inhabitants of his private swamp are patriots - one, and all.

Now you see it, now you don't. What else can you expect from a con man with no conscience, or morals?

What's sickening is Trump's base is infecting our society; dividing two-thirds of Americans against Trump, against that other third which continues to crawl out from beneath rocks and assault our societal norms, and the laws of the land with impunity.

Scott Pruitt, the EPA head that Trump loved for turning back safety laws and industry clean air standards, was finally driven out of his job by a dozen ongoing ethic scandals that couldn't be ignored any longer. They were too blatant.

Trump reluctantly bid Pruitt ado, and Pruitt wrote a lovely resignation letter praising Trump as the Second Coming. His ouster however did not save the EPA from further ravishment. 

There's always another rock to turn over, and a new slime ball to replace outgoing ones. Andrew Wheeler, Trump's pick to replace Pruitt the puke, was waiting in a dark place for his opportunity to continue Pruitt's destruction of the agency. 

When Trump's finally ran out of office (one way, or another), he'll be able to use his experience in the Oval Office to get into a new profession: Wildlife manager for the nation's largest swamp.

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




Sunday, July 8, 2018

Trump's Foreign Policy is Clear: Demean Allies, Praise Dictators

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Donny sets out on new adventures this coming week with a strict itinerary; belittle NATO allies and praise Putin. 

A trip to Great Britain is also on the radar. The population is eagerly awaiting his visit so they can show him what they think about his foreign and local policies.

A blimp of Baby Trump will be proudly exhibited over London, and will sit above the parliament building for Trump's visit. Working with English authorities, Trump's minions have mapped out safe spots where he's unlikely to be confronted by common British citizens.

The long-planned protests make a sharp contrast to his reception by the Saudi government which treated him like a traveling emperor. Mutual business interests between the Trump family and the new King paved the way for that spectacle.

Members of NATO know that Trump is going to bad mouth them Wednesday when they meet in Brussels. After last month's controversial G-7 Summit, foreign affairs experts in the US are concerned about what's going to happen next when Trump confronts world leaders again. He didn't sign off on the last meeting, refusing to sign any agreements.

There's high expectations from inside Trump's circle, and his deplorable base, that he'll enact another reality TV moment and fire all the world's leaders.

Finally, Trump's favorite part of his upcoming hate tour is when he and Putin get to snuggle alone in Helsinki. What comes from that fateful coupling could change the balance of power in Europe. 

Despite Russia's efforts to undermine the 2016 election, and their current attacks in the social media, Trump believes his bro Putin is telling him the truth that the Russians didn't conduct cyberattacks against America while they continue to threaten our upcoming midterm elections.

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



Saturday, July 7, 2018

Pruitt's Deadly Legacy: No Environmental Safeguards

Trump gave a 21 factory salute to Pruitt when he resigned

                                            Good Day World!

When the pressure from lawmakers became too intense, Scott Pruitt, aka the Puke, had to resign. But not before he already damaged the EPA's mission to protect the public.

His successor, another industry shill, Andrew Wheeler, has fought against the EPA throughout his corrupt career of lobbying for big coal interests. Now he's in charge. 

Needless to say the assault on American's safety in the workplaces, attacks against the environment by rolling back safety regulations, and denial of climate change will continue under the new puke's reign.

By the way, did you happen to read Pruitt's resignation letter? It's enough to make someone with a strong stomach vomit.

"My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decision (uncorrected typo) for the American people."

I'll pause here for a moment so you can get the bad taste out of your mouth...

Continuing..."I believe you are serving as President today because of God's providence."

Earpppp...erp... Excuse me for a moment! I have a weak stomach and this suck-ass tribute to his master is playing billy-hell with it.

Okay.

"I believe the same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enable (another typo) to effectively lead the American people."

Inspiring wasn't it? Not only is his spelling and grammar as pathetic as Trump's, but he manages to drag God into the fray by claiming Trump is God's anointed asshole!

This coming from a man with over a dozen ethic violations, and complete disregard for the rule of law and the American public.

His resignation had to be tough on Trump who loves nothing more than a minion who willingly polishes his knob on every visit, and who sings his praises for all to hear. As we all know, our Egotist-In-Charge thrives on slavish devotion.

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


Friday, July 6, 2018

Fake News Generators Defend Trump and His Russian Connections

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Someone is paying bloggers in India and Indonesia to write articles distancing Trump from the legal mess of a mob-linked former business associate, Felix Sater.

The authors, both online reputation management company employees, confirmed they were paid to write articles attempting to whitewash Trump's ties to Felix Sater, a Russian-born businessman who, with former Russian trade minister Tevfik Arif, collaborated with the Trump Organization on numerous real estate deals from New York to the former Soviet Union. 

The irony of these fake articles is as thick as a brick. Trump, who has spent most of his presidency attacking the press and "fake news" is being supported by fake news writers in two foreign countries.

The fake news writers manage to get articles optimized on Google search engines by using various tricks to disguise themselves. The result is these articles pop up in the oddest places.

The only thing we know for sure is whoever is paying for these fake news articles must be a Trump supporter. But who? 

There's plenty of candidates to choose from in the Trump universe. His minions will do anything to keep his corrupt ass in office.

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


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Justice Catches Up To Jordan: GOP Firebrand Involved in Scandal

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U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan and Joe Paterno have something in common; they both ignored the sexual abuse of male athletes while coaching college sports.

News reports of an investigation of sexual misconduct at Ohio State surfaced a few days ago. The time period when the abuse happened was while Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach. The team doctor then was Richard Strauss, who also held the title for 13 other sports.

Strauss was molesting male athletes for years. It was common knowledge among all the male athletes. They were afraid of speaking up, and losing their scholarships.


The investigation has been going on for more than a year after two ex-wrestlers, Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts filed formal claims (included the fact Jordan was aware of what was going on).

Ohio State University has not released any details about the claims but said more than 150 former students and witnesses have been interviewed thus far. They expect more to come forward.

Jordan's office claims it never received a request for an interview, but would be glad to arrange one with the investigative team. No date has been given as of this writing.

GOP members of Congress were stunned to hear their hero was involved in such nasty business. Right now you could gather most of the Republicans in Congress and ask them what they think about the allegations...and you'd hear a pin drop!

GOP Speaker Paul Ryan's spokesman, Doug Andres, said the university has "rightly initiated a full investigation into the matter" and the speaker "will await the findings of the inquiry." 

That's Republican code for, "Oh shit! Now what?"

The founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus and potential contender for speaker when Ryan retires, is up to his ass in a growing scandal that will only get worse.

There's already witnesses that say Jordan knew what was going on in during the eight years he served as assistant coach. Strauss was a sick joke shared by all the jocks who feared to challenge his authority during Jordan's time at the college.

I'm amused by the irony that this conservative so-called firebrand, and man who loves conspiracies (his own and others) is now being exposed as an enabler to a sex pervert.

Let's see you wrestle, and lie your way out of this one Jim-bo!

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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Chinese Tourists Going to America Get Grim Warnings

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I'm use to hearing about travel warnings to Mexico and other countries known for violence and unstable governments.

But, I have to admit I was shocked to read that another country put us on a tourist watch list! Chinese citizens are being told that there are "frequent" occurrences of robbery, theft, and gun violence in the USA, and to be wary.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington is also warning it's citizens that medical treatment in the U.S. is expensive, and to guard against the powers wielded by Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents.

It sounds like they're talking about a third world nation. A Banana Republic. Not America. But, it has got to this point, as relations with China continue to sour under the Trump regime's tariff policies.

I've quit saying "What's next with Donny?" because I know the answer is elusive when dealing with our demagogue in the Oval Office. Each low, is a new low. No one knows how far he'll go.

Certainly not the Chinese, who are taking advantage of Trump's isolationist policies, and assuming the mantle of the world's leader. The number one superpower with global influence. A spot America once held prior to the Trump apocalypse. 

Now the world is aligning against the U.S. which is in a declining influence stage thanks to Trump's treatment of other world leaders, and the international treaties he's backed the U.S. out of.

The fact that China is issuing warnings about going to the land of the free, is proof we're in trouble and have lost all our moral authority.

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





Blog Break: Stress Has Me on The Ropes

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