Saturday, November 17, 2018

Time Running Out on Trump Lackeys Going After Comey and Lynch

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It's almost cartoonish the way Robert Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy, keep trying to prove bias against Obama's justice department during the 2016 election.

Goodlatte and Gowdy remind me of a couple of coyote cartoon characters always chasing the roadrunner...and never catching him.

With weeks left before these two Trump puppets have to haul their asses out of the House, they're taking one last don Quixote-like attempt at trying to prove the unprovable.

Current palace intrigue insiders say Goodlatte's going to subpoena Comey on Nov. 29 for a closed-door session, and Lynch on December 5th.

I wouldn't bet on this happening. In the first place, it's not even clear if either would appear, or if they will even have time before January 1st. 

For the record, both of these Trump ass-lickers are retiring, which makes it highly unlikely they can do anything. They may try, but it's unlikely they'll get their last hurrah.

New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the committee and its likely incoming chairman told the press;

"These subpoenas are coming out of the blue, with very little time left on the calendar, and after the American people have resoundingly rejected the GOP's approach to oversight — if, indeed, 'oversight' is the word we should use for running interference for President Trump."

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

I Like Fridays, Do You Like Fridays? Why Do People Like Fridays?

Good Day World!

Fortified with a good cup of strong coffee (with liberal amounts of creamer) I've decided to ask why Fridays are so popular?

If you don't like Fridays, just move on...I'll address that issue in a future Friday post.

I use to like Fridays because they signaled the end of the work week.

Now that I'm retired, I still like Fridays (hard habit to break after decades) because they signal that my younger (as in still working) friends and family will have time to play with me for the next two days.

During my morning quest I've discovered an interesting article about why people like Fridays:

10 Simple Reasons Why We All Love Fridays

One last observation about Fridays. When it comes to news cycles shit (aka big news) usually happens on a Friday for a whole slew of reasons.

Today, the judge hearing the case of Trump's Regime vs Jim Acosta, ruled in favor of Acosta, citing his Fifth Amendment rights.

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

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Seems Like Everyone's Testy Lately

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While enjoying the taste and aroma of my first cup of coffee this morning it occurred to me that everyone seems really testy lately.

Recent example: a woman assaulted a manager at McDonald's because she didn't give her enough ketchup packets. Testy, testy. Now the police are looking for the attacker.

How about Melania Trump? She's suddenly decided to wield her power and get rid of a top security official with whom she's clashed with in the past.

He office released a statement that deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel "no longer deserves the honor of serving this White House." 

Her dramatic intervention sparked speculation that the first lady was at odds with her husband, was overstepping her role and that the East Wing was going rogue. Testy...testy.

In another vivid example of being short-tempered, Trump clashed with CNN reporter Jim Acosta in a testy exchange that led to the White House banning Acosta from press briefings.

That unconstitutional move, based upon a rigged video shared by Sarah Huckabee Sanders (WH propaganda puppet not afraid of lying for Trump), was met with strong pushback from CNN lawyers and every news organization in the country (including Fox News!).

The matter went to court yesterday. I'm waiting for the judges decision today.

The recount of votes in Florida has absolutely brought out a slew of testy Republicans who want to steal the election. 

Gov. Scott (who just happens to be running for a senate seat) tried to sue to stop the recount, but was rebuffed by the courts who warned him against any more partisan interference. Testy, testy.

I could go on, but you see where I'm going with these testy exchanges. Americans are tired and stressed out after nearly two years of Trump's assault on everything this country stands for.

Related: What Trump's 'Sulk' Told America's Friends 

Related: Trump's Mood Takes a Foul Turn: "He's Pissed - at Damn Near Everyone

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

As The White House Turns: Trump Sulks, Attacks Everyone

                                        Good Day World!

Trump is spinning around like a Tasmanian Devil that's had it's dick stepped on after another bad week for his regime.

Maybe it's because he's finally beginning to understand what trouble he's in after the midterms. With the Democrats at the helm in the House he knows he's going to suffer one indignity after another with repeated revelations and violations.

His tax returns are the first thing Rep. Richard Neal, D-Massachusetts, will look at as his first order of business as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

In desperation, Trump has put a crony in temporary charge of the DOJ after firing Jeff Sessions, hoping he can obstruct Mueller's investigation into his presidential campaign.

He's also lashing out against his own Cabinet members making it known Chief of Staff John Kelly, and Homeland Security Secretary Kristijen Nielsen, are on borrowed time. 

The urge Trump satisfied so many times on his reality show, The Apprentice, to fire someone continues to surface when he's stressed out.

The author of the book Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, Dr. Justin Frank (a physician with over 40 years of experience in psychoanalysis) summed up Trump's current condition in a recent interview:  

What Trump has done is he has given the superego permission to become violent. He has sanctioned such violence, which is very disturbing. Donald Trump is like a person who has road rage. But he has the world's biggest bully pulpit and is able to express this rage in front of everyone.

If anyone is unstable or people are angry, even it is justifiable, a leader gives permission to express it. It comes and goes in waves. It may have gotten worse because of Trump's anxiety about the midterms. I worry that Trump's anxiety has translated into even greater externalization of his aggression."

I'm also concerned about Trump being cornered with the avalanche of bad things coming his way. His instinct is to lash out against the world...regardless of the consequences.

As president of the United States that's a damn scary thought!

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Okay, I get It...Trump's Afraid To Get His Toupee Wet

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As Americans observed Veterans Day yesterday, Trump shut himself inside the White Office and refused to come out and play.

It was a replay of the embarrassment in France when the rain kept the orange anus from attending a WW I ceremony honoring thousands of Americans who died fighting for freedom.

The White House propaganda wing announced a "lid" (never heard that term before) on presidential movements at 10 a.m. yesterday. 

Note: a "lid" is a euphemism meaning Trump is not going to do a damn thing today.  

It also meant Trump sat in the White House and pouted all day over his numerous grievances while the country's veterans attended ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and across the land.

However, I suspect another reason Trump didn't want to go to Arlington National Cemetery was the 100% prediction of rain. As we found out in Paris, Trump hates getting his toupee wet and shuns umbrellas because he doesn't know how to properly use one.

Once again Trump has dishonored our military. It's becoming a regular habit. 

Sending 5,200 active duty troops to the border for political reasons isn't going to make military families happy as their loved one's spend Thanksgiving Day in tents without heating (or air conditioning) on a mission going nowhere.

Our fair weather draft dodger in charge does have his himself.

Related: What Trump's Sulk Told America's Friends

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

At What Point Will 'Baby Trump' Explode?

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What a sight yesterday in Paris. 

For the record, I'm not talking about the official ceremony with 70 world leaders honoring the WW I dead. The highlight of that ceremony was France's leader speaking out against the nationalism Trump has been promoting since he slunk into office under suspicious circumstances.

Instead, I'm talking about the now famous Baby Trump Blimp seen hovering over Paris that afternoon. Directly below the diapered dictator wannabee a large crowd of Parisians gathered to protest his presence and his world policies. 

The Baby Trump Blimp was last seen across the Atlantic in Florida during midterm madness. Prior to that, the well-traveled blimp made it's debut in England when London residents turned out to protest his presence and racist policies.

Rumors are there is more than one Baby Trump Blimp. I can't confirm that. But, I can say the person who came up with the blimp was a genius!

Watching the video of people taunting our leader should be a wake-up call to all Americans. Trump has reduced us to a laughing stock wherever he travels to. Our allies no longer trust the direction that Trump is taking the USA.

With this international distain for Trump, coupled with his legal problems, there's a growing pressure on the orange clown in charge.

He's set to take on the House, the US Constitution, the DOJ, the FBI, NY State attorneys, and the courts to protect his fat ass from impeachment...and worse. 

The pressure of truth and justice holding Trump to account is going to uncork our unstable leader one of these days...I suspect that time is drawing near.

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

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A Veteran's View: POTUS Has Embarrased Us All...Again

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I'm sad this Veterans Day, but not for the usual reason.

Yes, I get emotional every year when I think about my friends in Vietnam who died fighting that dirty war.

I was 19 during my Tour of Duty in 1970. Served with 79th Engineer Brigade, 31st Engineer Battalion, B Company. As a combat engineer I specialized in demolition - spending most of my time mine sweeping muddy roads to make them safe for our troops.

I'm proud to be an American. But today, it's a little harder to be proud because our liar in chief once again embarrassed America before every country in the world.

His mission was short and should have been simple. Attend ceremonies celebrating the end of WW I, and say a few patriotic things about our allies.

He couldn't do it. Instead, the moment he arrived in France he insulted their leader in a twitter attack. It got worse after he got off the plane.

He was supposed to visit the burial grounds for some of the 117,000 Americans who died in the war. Ceremonies were held at the Aisne-Marne American cemetery, near the Battle of Belleau Wood.

He didn't go because of bad weather! That's a damn outrage! Those men and women buried there fought and died in the mud and rain. Instead our draft dodger in charge sent a flunky.

Today, Cadet Bonespurs will be delivering remarks from Suresnes American Cemetery. I'm hoping he won't embarrass me, and the country, one more time.

Fat chance.

Related: Trump To Snub Macron-Favored Paris Peace Forum 

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Here's What A Constitutional Crisis Looks Like

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Since Trump slithered into the Oval Office, political pundits have been talking about the possibility of a Constitutional crisis happening.

Well folks, it's here.

Trump has fired the opening salvo by dumping AG Jeff Sessions unceremoniously (he was too chicken shit to do it himself and let John Kelly do the dirty work) and putting a crony in his place to sabotage the Mueller investigation.

The response across America was immediate: 

"Protect Mueller" Protesters Across U.S. Decry President's Dismissal of Sessions 

"No One is Above The Law:" Thousands March in NYC To Protest Trump's New Acting Attorney General

Rockford Protests in Nationwide "No One is Above The Law"

Trump, who believes he is above the law, like any dictator worth his salt, has doubled down on his assaults against the free press.

In a clear attack against the First Amendment Trump has banned White House reporter Jim Acosta when he didn't like his line of questioning about "the caravan" in a fiery 90 minute scrum with the press a few days ago.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Acosta "grabbed at an intern" who was trying to take a mic from him. She then went on to share a doctored video from right wing InfoWars purportedly showing Acosta chopping down on the intern's arm.

Digital experts were quick to point out that the video was tampered with. The universal condemnation across the nation was just another sign that Trump, an avowed nationalist, and his ilk are doing their best to seize power and destroy our democracy.

Trump set the table for our current Constitutional crisis by warning House Democrats that he will disable Congress if they investigate him for his numerous offenses against the American people.

Make no mistake, we are currently in a constitutionally perilous moment in American history.

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

Miniority Overcoming Majority in American Politics

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You can throw away that trope about majority rule in America.

Democracy is taking a beating at the hands of a minority led by Trump and his cult following. 

Ever since he slunk into office, despite his opponent having three million more votes, he's systematically gamed the system.

"The rise of minority rule in America is now unmistakable," according to Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law professor at Harvard.

The midterms are another stark example of the minority holding on to the Senate. Democrats cast more than 12 million votes more than Republicans in the senatorial elections, yet they still suffered losses in the senate.

How did this happen?

The answer is simple: because each state gets two senators, regardless of the size of their population, Republicans center in own states with small rural populations. So despite millions of more Democratic senate votes in California, a tiny state like Wyoming can offset it with a fraction of the population and voters.

Couple that with heavy Republican gerrymandering and voter suppression (see Georgia) and you have the secret to the Republicans success on keeping a majority in the Senate in 2018.

With a democratic process it's hard to understand how a minority can take charge of the country. I've cited a few reasons, and there's undoubtedly more. 

If you look at the polls throughout Trump's regime, you discover about one-third of this country is his base. That leaves the other two-thirds of Americans twisting in the winds as he assaults our Constitution, divides the country, and attacks the free press daily.

Our minority-backed liar in chief is getting bolder everyday. The day after the midterms he sacked Sessions and temporarily put a cult-follower in his place to check the Mueller investigation on him and his corrupt campaign staff. 

Trump followed that up with threats of causing a war in Congress if the newly Democratic House investigates him for anything. He also made it clear to the press that he doesn't give a damn if a congressional war shuts the government down.

If Trump sounds like a mob boss that's because he really thinks he is. The mob that follows him with dumb adoration consists of a minority of Americans that have lost sight of what freedom means, and are comfortable with an authoritarian regime.

Taking back the House was the first step in checking Trump and his minions. 

The real fight begins today. Is the Republican-held Senate going to play Trump's defender against the House?

He's acting like a cornered animal since the Democrats took the House back. Anyone who saw his 90-minute temper tantrum/press conference two days ago could see that.

Related: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Used Doctored Infowars Video Footage To Justify Acosta Ban

My message to the majority of Americans is to take heart, organize, and make sure to turn out to vote in 2020.

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

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Whispers of War in Congress As Trump Threatens New House

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The gauntlet has been thrown down.

One day after the Democrats took back the House, Trump promised a war in Congress if they dare to try investigate him on anything.

The effect of Trump's war in Congress would be felt by the American people. Not the dishonest Republicans that hold a majority in the Senate. If the Senate willingly becomes Trump's lackey and actually turns on the House, guess what?

We'll have a flown blown constitutional crisis to begin the new year. 

Our liar in chief has no problem bringing the government to a screeching halt for his political gain.

He said as much during a rambling one-and-a-half hour press conference yesterday, warning that the government will suffer if Democrats use subpoena power to investigate his personal and administration actions. 

In yesterdays talk with reporters Trump said;

"If the Democrats think they are going to waste taxpayer money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!"

Ah yes, the game. Reverting to his con man credentials, Trump brings everything down to a game, which is either won or lost. He leads with lies and fears to build a cult-like base.

Not only is he threatening to totally disrupt Congress, he's also talking about rejecting Constitutional Amendments - the 14th for a start.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Happy B-Day To Me! Dems Take House Back!

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I got my birthday present early yesterday when the Democrats took back the house.

Today, I'm 68-years young and damn glad there's finally going to be a powerful check against Trump's assault on American values and the Constitution.

The orange anus has run rampant thus far in his grab for supreme power. He turned the GOP into a group of spineless supporters. The party of Trump has tried to destroy our democracy and standing with the world.

That changed yesterday. There's a new sheriff in town.

Our wannabee dictator is going to be so busy answering for his numerous crimes against the American people he won't have time to cause as much trouble with the time he has remaining in office.

The Democrats have started their Christmas list and Donny's in the dog house...along with whatever family members and minions he brings down with him. 

Trump was right about one thing...this election was a referendum on his presidency.

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

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...