Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Trump Pardoned 2 Turkeys Yesterday

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After Trump's "reality show/ traditional turkey-pardoning gig" at the White House yesterday, he added a new twist to the ceremony. 

He pardoned another turkey:

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. 

Despite the fact that our CIA and other intelligence experts have told Trump bin Salman was behind the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, he flat-out refused to do anything about it.

Trump gave him a free pass for economic and personal reasons. It's no secret Trump's son in law Jared Kushner and bin Salman are "buddies," and have grand financial plans for the future.

Republican Senator Rand Paul, normally a compliant Trump minion, told the press (after hearing Trump reaffirm no more actions were going to be taken against bin Salman) had this to say:

"I'm pretty sure that after hearing this statement it's Saudi Arabia First, Not America First."

Even recent Trump convert, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said there's enough bipartisan support to sanction those involved and the royal family. 

Republican Sen. Corker: "I never thought I'd see the day a White House would moonlight as a public relations firm for the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia."

Republican Sen.Jeff Flake: "Great allies don't lure their citizens into a trap, and then have them killed."

The new Democratic House is not going to let this matter slid by, according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Once again Trump has conceded all he moral authority that America once enjoyed among the nations of the world. 

His love of murderous strongmen has been reaffirmed by not taking any meaningful action to punish the rogue Kingdom's young leader.

Now, it's up to Congress to restore our reputation.

Related: Trump's Saudi Support Highlights 'America First' Doctrine

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

You Know America is in Trouble When...

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When the orange anus woke up yesterday morning at the WH he renewed an attack against one of the most revered figures in the military.

The spat started when Adm. William H. McRaven a retired Navy SEAL and Special Operations commander who oversaw the 2011 killing of bin Laden, criticized Trump earlier this year. 

Not one to ignore a slight, no matter how old, our liar in chief pulled out his usual bag of shit with baseless claims during one of his temper tantrums.

Trump “has repeatedly and falsely claimed” that he predicted bin Laden was going to attack the United States and that the United States needed to “take him out,” The Washington Post’s Fact Checker wrote in 2015.

You know America is in trouble when...

The POTUS attacks our military heroes.

You know America is in trouble when...

Trump calls the press the "enemy of the people" and kicks reporters out of the WH when he doesn't like their questions...

You know America is in trouble when...

the world laughs at our president and countries protest his visits.

You know America is in trouble when...

the Republican Party morphed into a cult - the Party of Trump.

You know America is in trouble when...

we don't stand up to murderous authoritarian regimes because our corrupt president wants to keep selling arms to one of the biggest backers of terrorists in the middle east - Saudi Arabia. 

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

Monday, November 19, 2018

Political Fire Starter Trump Tours Paradise Lost


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Finally! 

The answer to stopping wildfires is here, thanks to our climate change denier in charge.

The key to halting these fiery infernos threatening California is...wait for it...raking up the leaves beneath the trees!



Rake America Great Again!

As Trump tramped through the ashes of the lost town of Paradise Saturday, he claimed there were no forest fires in Finland because they raked up all of their leaves. Even the most casual listener would challenge that idiotic explanation.

Related story: Trump Suggests Californians Can Rake Their Forests To Prevent Wildfires (He is wrong)

Related story: President of Finland Denies Telling Trump the Country Rakes its Forests to Prevent Fires

Flanked by the outgoing California governor, Jerry Brown, and the incoming governor, Gavin Newsom, Trump waddled through the ashes and didn't listen to a word of explanation about the real causes of wildfires in California.

Using his tiny expressive hands for emphasis, Trump conceded that climate change might bare a little responsibility, but...and the rest is unintelligible trash he's dreamt up in his alternate universe.

The irony of having a political fire-starter for a POTUS discussing raging infernos anywhere is unsettling. At one point Trump even threatened to withhold federal funds for California fire suppression if they didn't use "better forest management," once again demonstrating how uniformed he is.

Perhaps the best example of what a political fire-starter Trump is the reception he got going into Paradise from survivors living alongside the road, when his motorcade passed by.

In an almost surreal confrontation after such devastation it was the non-Trumps vs the Trumpies. People went nose-to-nose exchanging incendiary insults as Trump's motorcade blithely went by.

I can't help wondering how these survivors - who were all in the same boat - were getting along until Trump's tour. 

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Memo To Trump: There is NO Good Day to Shut Down the Government

"Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" - Crazy Horse

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According to our liar in chief, "It's a good time to shut down the government." 

Our pathetic POTUS's reason; he wants more money for the wall.

The money he's already extorted (over one billion) hasn't been used yet, with the exception of some repairs.

Trump also doubled-down by threatening that the 5,900 U.S. military troops on our southern border may have to stay beyond the mission completion day of December 15th.

Commenting on these troops Saturday, Trump said, "They build great fences. They built a very powerful fence, a different kind of fence, but very powerful. The fence is fully manned." 

Tell me, after reading his quote what did it sound like to you?

A) A kindergartener talking about fences.
B) A first graders first attempt at writing sentences.
C) A racist Dr. Seuss.

Note: the active military troops are almost done with their mission of putting up barbed wire barriers. After that, it looks like they get to sit there and miss out on the holidays as Trump plays Grinch early in the season.

The fact that Trump's God-complex is no secret anymore, just adds to the indignities millions of Americans are experiencing under his corrupt regime.

Trump's not even pretending to serve all Americans anymore. Instead, he's chosen to play to his repulsive base at every opportunity. 

The orange-skinned ape's playbook doesn't have a lot of big words in it:

"Divide. Divert. Lie. Threaten. Fake news.Be boss of everyone." The end.

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

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?

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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 priorities...to 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...

Blog Break: Stress Has Me on The Ropes

I'm not going to be posting anything for a while. I've had this blog for nearly 20 years, through thick and thin times. But I reall...