Friday, January 11, 2019

If You Believe That, I've Got a Wall Just For You...

Good Day World!

If you believe brown hoards of Hispanic hit-men and rapists are illegally crossing the border everyday...
I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe 4,000 suspected terrorists low-crawled across the border illegally in the last year...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe there's a crisis threatening national security on our southern border...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe that a 2,000-foot medieval Wall will solve all the problems regarding immigration from other nations...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe unreal campaign promises are more important than 800,000 federal workers being furloughed...I've got a Wall for you.

If you believe separating immigrant families at the southern border is the right thing to do...I've got a Wall for you. 

Signed: Liar In Chief

This message approved by caravan buster, Donald Trump, and racists across the country.

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

Thursday, January 10, 2019

A Day In The Life of a Furloughed Federal Employee Under Trump

Good Day World!

Imagine what it's like for Americans - most of which live paycheck to paycheck - to go without being paid suddenly.

How would that affect you?

Imagine helplessly watching your bills mount up quickly. Without any additional financial resources (which the majority of Americans don't have) you're forced to start giving up your way of life.

As the weeks stretch on, all entertainment related activities come to a halt. Then the bills start going unpaid. You find that you can't afford certain foods because their too expensive.

The longer the shutdown goes on the safety net for Americans collapses - food stamps for the poor stop being issued. You find yourself in a position you never dreamt of - seeking help from charities and churches just to survive.

Imagine telling your children that everything is going to be okay....when you don't really know that. All you know for sure is your fate rests with a madman who is holding America hostage.

Imagine your long-awaited dream house mortgage becoming stuck in a shutdown limbo. Or, losing your home because you missed too many payments and the bank wants it back?

Imagine how depressing it would be to wonder what's going to happen to you and your loved one's without a paying job? How long could you go like that?

Make no mistake, federal workers aren't happy with Trump's decision to stop paying them because he wants to stroke his base. Despite telling the press they all understood it was good for America, the reality is just the opposite. They're pissed!

Ask those furloughed single mothers what they think about not having an income coming in for the foreseeable future. Ask the poverty-line federal workers (janitors, etc.) who only make $25,000 a year, and are barely surviving on that.

You can't eat ideology.

Trump doesn't understand that because he's lived a sheltered life, raised by wealthy parents. An exclusive club that has taken a big interest in politics in recent decades. Especially since Trump slithered into the Oval Office.

The solution to this shutdown seems far away as Trump continues to seek funding for his dream wall even if it's unconstitutional and Americans lives continue to be ruined by his political ploy.

When Trump said he understood the furloughed worker's pain it was another insincere response coming from a con man running out of options.

Related: "Like a Pawn in a Game": Furloughed Federal Workers React To Trump's Speech

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Trump's Contrived Reality Show Crisis Makes Primetime = FAIL

Good Day World!

Trump's Reality Show crisis was everything people have come to expect from him. 

It wasn't just a horse and pony show...hell was a propaganda coup (at least in the eyes of his base).

I'll be upfront with you; I don't think all the networks and cable news should have aired the hit piece by the world's biggest liar. 

When President Obama wanted to talk about immigration after the midterms in 2014, the networks refused him. But they went along with Trump's request. You wanna talk collusion? What's that about? 

The networks tried to redeem themselves by giving the Democrats equal time following Trump's tirade. 

I think that strategy fell short, because in the end Trump once again has used the free press to push his hateful agenda and millions saw it.

Memo to the media: Stop giving the bastard free airtime! At least make him pay to spread his lies. You all have political ad charges so there's no excuse for not making it clear to viewers they're watching a partisan screed. 

I, for one, am tired of seeing the orange anus make fools of all the networks. Fact-checking is fine, but why even allow a known liar to appear on TV claiming there's a crisis at the border and calling it a national emergency? 

The only crisis is of Trump's own making, with immigrants living and dying in tent cities, and being separated from their children.

Trump sees this government shutdown as a successful ploy to get his dream wall. He couldn't be more wrong. Whether he knows it or not, he's hurting his base right now - in real time. 

Between having no money coming in from the shutdown, and the toxic results of Trump's tariff wars, he's kicking his loyal minions in the ass!

As yesterdays press conference proved, he's out of touch with reality.

The amusing thing to me is that Trump didn't learn from his midterm orchestrated caravan crisis when the majority of voters soundly rejected the ploy and put Democrats in charge of The House.

I grade Trump's performance as just another FAIL from the worst president America's ever had.

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

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A case of Constitutional Immorality: Ruled By Petulance Instead of Principal

Good Day World!

Trump is our national emergency.

That dire warning comes from a Constitutional law expert and Harvard professor, Lawrence Lessig.

Trump, whose regime has been one long assault against the Constitution and American values and morality, is the biggest threat to this county since it was formed.

He rules with petulance and temper tantrums. Unlike any other POTUS before him, he puts his personal survival before the needs of the nation. He rules by petulance, not principals.

Fact: There's never been a sitting president who had more active criminal lawsuits against him during his administration. 

Thus far, the spineless jellyfish posing as Republican senators have enabled Trump's outrageous actions - including the current government shutdown.

While Democrats and some Republicans are working to end the impasse, Trump is busy fixing the upcoming 2020 election.

Yes, he's already turned to rigging the upcoming election. As hundreds of thousands of federal workers wonder where their next paycheck is coming from, the orange anus is busy getting rid of any competition from other Republicans seeking the office.

In other words he's finalizing his complete takeover of the Republican Party and replacing it with a fascist state party that worships his nibs.

Make no mistake, we're in a war to preserve everything America has always stood for. 

The odds of defying Trump have improved with the Democratic takeover of the House this year. But expect a long nasty standoff/shut down with the president using American workers as political pawns.

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

America Held Hostage By A Con Man

Good Day World!

By now - if you took Trump out of the process - the Republicans and Democrats would have all of the government running.

Yes, I said that. 

The two parties can compromise, but the president of the free world is the problem. Our Con Man in Charge has backed his fat ass into a corner and 800,000 federal workers are suffering because of it.

Things are getting worse daily. No one knows how many millions of Americans will get caught up in the financial chaos Trump's political ploy is causing.

One thing is for sure. This is history. POTUS is holding America hostage because of a campaign promise which he has already broken. Mexico was supposed to pay for his 5th Century solution to a 21st Century problem.

Now taxpayers are going to pay for his beautiful wall and if they don't, then Trump will put them out of work. That's called holding people hostage.

Holding America hostage. 

Look at what's become of this country because we have a corrupt con man in the Oval Office. 

I doubt if any fiction writer would have come up with a more complete asshole as a main character - a president no less - than what we're experiencing with Trump in charge.

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

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Snippets of My New Children's Book: Wag! Wag! Said The Yellow Dog

Good Day World!

Got something special for you today.

It's a quick look at my soon to be released children's book; Wag! Wag! Said the Yellow Dog."

It features our liar in chief Dognald Trump, or as he's more affectionally called, a Yellow Dog, by our military veterans who don't salute Cadet Bone Spurs.

Snippets: Chapter One

"See the southern border
 to Mexico.

See the streams of terrorists, rapists, murderers, and drug smugglers pouring into our country hourly. Oh my!

But don't worry boys and girls! 

The Yellow Dog in the White House
Will save you.

Chapter Two

Watch the Yellow Dog wag his tail and make facts disappear!

Yellow Dog wags his tail a lot when he lies. See the tail wagging now?

Sometimes Yellow Dog waves his tail to divert attention
Isn't that clever of him? 

Sometimes he barks so much, people want to put him in a cage.

Can you say, Oh, poor Yellow Dog!

Chapter Three

You know what Yellow Dog wants to do? He wants to build a big wall between us and Mexico. See the wall? It's a bigly wall. A beautiful wall.

It will stop the daily caravans from overrunning you boys and girls and make America safe. Isn't that nice? Don't you feel good now?

Chapter Four

See Dick? See Jane? They no longer have to worry about Maria and Pedro bursting into their house and causing chaos. Just look at them smile.

All Yellow Dog had to was wag his tail a lot. Do you want to learn how to be a Yellow Dog too? 

The end.

Look for my next book - "The Art of Becoming a Yellow Dog" to be released before the end of this year.

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

Saturday, January 5, 2019

CDC Reports Progress Against Infectious Trump Virus

Good Day World!

After suffering through a two-year long stint with the Trump Virus infecting Congress, the Judicial system, and the majority of Americans, there's hope.

Democrats have taken back the House. 

The CDC announced immediate progress against the toxic Trump Virus on January 3, 2019. Reports have flooded the agency since the encouraging news was released.

Psychiatrists are reporting clients who were in deep depressions are now showing positive signs of recovery in the new year.

Psychologists who helped people hang onto their sanity the last two years, are reporting progress in therapy groups. They attribute the good news to the fact that Trump is finally going to get called out for his corruption and conspiracy with Russia to steal the 2016 election.

Doctors are writing op eds about patients who are suddenly going back outdoors and getting exercise.

The country has a sense of hope now that is breathing new life into voters. The mid terms started the journey back to normalcy in our government.

All right. So, the CDC didn't write the above report. I did. It doesn't mean they won't write one like this someday however!

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

Friday, January 4, 2019

How A 'So-Called Deal-Maker Crippled America in 24 Months

Good Day World!

The partisan puppets in DC said it would take a great businessman like Donald Trump to straighten out the government.

Trump's supporters believed he'd restore the failing coal industry and bring car manufacturers swarming back from their overseas factories. Jobs would pop up across the country like poppies in Flanders Field.

Trump was going to "Drain the Swamp" in Washington DC.

Trump even promised to restore Christmas.

Two years later and this is America's reality:

* The US national debt stood at $21.974 trillion at the end of 2018, more than $2 trillion higher than when President Donald Trump took office, according to numbers released Thursday by the Treasury Department.

 As a candidate, Trump promised to "get rid of" the national debt, telling the Washington Post in 2016 that he could make the US debt-free." 

As for Trump's business acumen let's start with the stupid tariffs he leveled despite advise from experts. The bad things that the stock market worried about are happening.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 600 points, or 2.6 percent, Thursday morning, while losses in the Nasdaq 100 spiraled toward 3 percent.

Businesses don’t want to spend because we potentially are going into a recession, according to money market gurus.

And the reason for all of the above? Those tariffs coupled with withering consumer confidence due to the chaos in the White House. American's worst fears about Trump are proving to be true.

He's isolated the US from the international community. He's been cozying up to murderous dictators and princes while rejecting our traditional allies. He's attacked every branch of the government and has repeatedly violated the Constitution with draconian executive actions.

Finally, Trump contributed to the holiday by shutting the government down before Christmas, putting 800,000 federal workers out of a job. That's his way of Making Christmas Great Again. 

The good news?

Americans have awakened to the threat of Trump and his serial corruption. The new majority of Democrats in the House are going to hold Trump to account.

The clock is ticking...

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Turkey In Charge Thinks Playing Political "Chicken" Will Work

Good Day World!

When Mitt Romney comes off sounding like the voice of reason you know there's little hope for the Republican Party.

It's just a matter of time before they drop the Republican sobriquet and adopt a new one, Trumplican Party. 

Some have already done that.

Trump has little to fear from Romney's criticism. He's not going to suddenly infuse steel into lawmakers spines and get them to stand up to Trump...and Trump knows that.

We already knew Trump was a turkey (known for having a little brain) who gets his instructions from the Matt Drudge Report, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and Fox News. 

So it was no surprise when that alt-right alliance persuaded him to shit can a bipartisan agreement - blindsiding both parties and partially shutting down the government.

As Democrats take over the house today their priority is to reopen those government agencies that fell victim to Trump's political chicken approach to governing.

One way, or the other, this country is going to get back on spite of Trump's attempts to divide us and defy America's values and morals.

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


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A New Year But The Same Dummy For President - Hint: Shutdowns Suck!

                                       Good Day World!

Normally, when the first week of a new year arrives my biggest concern is getting the date right when I write a check.

What makes this year different is the concern I have about our government being paralyzed by a president who won't back down from a vanity wall that he promised his base.

Tomorrow, a newly elected Democratic House is going to take charge. Their first act will be to restore our government to functionality and stop making federal workers stay on the job with no pay. 

Note: There's a lawsuit to that effect going through the courts. 

One of the many ironies of Trump's insistence on a border wall is the funding for our Border Patrol and Homeland Security has been suspended thanks to his temper tantrum.

It's like a person shooting themselves in the foot and expecting something good to come from it. If Trump really cared about border security he wouldn't treat the men and women working our borders like pawns in a political game.

Today, Washington DC's biggest tourist attraction, the Smithsonian Museum, had to close.

From the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg, Acadia to the Everglades, the impact of this partial government shutdown is bring felt in every national park across America.

The IRS Effect

A shutdown plan posted on the Treasury Department’s website shows that nearly 44 percent of the IRS’ 80,565 employees will be exempt from being furloughed during a shutdown. 

That would mean nearly 45,500 IRS employees will be sent home just as the agency is preparing for the start of the tax filing season and ingesting the sweeping changes made by the new GOP tax law.

Health Care Affected by shutdown

Deep into a tough flu season, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be unable to support the government’s annual seasonal flu program. And CDC’s ability to respond to disease outbreaks will be significantly reduced.

I could go on, there's many other adverse effects coming about thanks to this ridiculous partial shutdown, but I think you get the idea.

None of this should be happening.

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

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

#HappyNewYear - Welcome 2019!

                                       Good Day World!

Looks like we all made it for another year.

It's a chance for a clean slate, and to erase the bad memories from 2018.

I want to thank my regular followers, random readers, and new readers for perusing my posts last year. You make it all worthwhile.

As a retired newspaper guy, I still have the urge to write daily on news and views. I've even expanded my horizons by writing fiction daily on my other blog - The Creative Chronicles of Dave Stancliff. 

I'm looking forward to seeing our corrupt president pay his dues (with 17 investigations pending). You can be sure I'll be there to document the orange anus's fall from power.

Happy New Year!

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...