Trump Didn’t Hire the Best People

We all want to believe that people who become presidents are men and/or women of integrity and decency. We trust that as they run for the high office in the land, and then win that same office, they hire people who have respect for law and order. If in that process leads to top notch bureaucrats who manage to get things done and run a country, great.

What we have with the Trump administration is clearly a group of bandits and crooks, with the jury still out on whether the top dog in this house has dirt on his own small, little hands. Clearly, the people Trump has brought into the White House are less than clean machines. To quote Trump himself, they are the bottom feeders in the swamp.

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know how many people have left the government under Trump’s reign for many different reasons, most of them bad. Out of the 17 people who departed the government, there were three guys who left Donald Trump before the inauguration. Trump tries to ignore them with the snub of “coffee boy,” or crafting an illusion that someone who held the title “chairman” of his election committee wasn’t that important and wasn’t with the campaign “that long.” It’s all part of the Donald’s routine of dislocating himself from anyone who turned out to be a “loser.”

One could make the excuse that Donald Trump got some bad advice. For example, Paul Manafort, a former partner of Manafort political operative Roger Stone, had convinced Trump that Manafort would be good for his campaign. The fact that Manafort was willing to work for free ought to have raised alarms with Trump and his handlers, but it’s a well-proven fact that very little vetting went into any hires of the Trump campaign.

According to The Atlantic, “Manafort (and [Rick] Gates) had not disclosed the work under the Foreign Agent Registration Act. He should also have been aware of Manafort’s long ties to the Kremlin, especially through Oleg Deripaska. His campaign should have asked Manafort if he was indebted to Deripaska, as appears to have been the case. There’s no indication that Trump saw these facts as weaknesses.”

And to anyone watching, it’s clear that Trump doesn’t comprehend the danger of creating a trade war, or separating kids from their families at the borders, or deciding that LGBT soldiers should be discharged without bringing the Pentagon into the loop. Our idiot president cannot see that anything about Russia is bad for him or America.

When you hire Manafort (for free) you get Rick Gates, who is an admitted bandit and cheater of epic proportion. And those who try to distance themselves from the connections between all these people are simply not being truthful.

Another important person in the Trump campaign, transition team and national security team was retired General Michael Flynn. He filed a retroactive FARA (Foreign Agents Registration Act) disclosure, showing that he worked for the Turkish government while he was working for the Trump campaign. He also was engaged in a peculiar plan to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East, and he did not disclose a trip to a Russia and, oh yeah, a payment for a celebration of RT, the Kremlin-funded propaganda channel. And of course, while all this was going on, Trump kept saying that he had nothing to do with Russia and that no one in his campaign had any contacts with Russia.

Now we have some reason to believe that the NRA (National Rifle Association) was being infiltrated by Russians and they were moving money into their PAC to help Donald Trump get elected. Just take some time to know the case against Maria Butina. A federal grand jury charged her with acting as an agent of the Russian Federation without notifying the attorney general under 18 U.S.C. §951. Go look up that statute.

What this all points to is the very real, non-fake fact that Washington didn’t get better with Trump, it got worse. Things are more corrupt than ever. You can say this administration is more transparent, because we know about how Scott Pruitt was misusing the taxpayer’s money, but that doesn’t make it right. We know because of the Special Counsel that Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos, and Flynn are, at best, liars like their boss. And we know because the “Free Press” in America and throughout the world is supercharged to get answers. Whether you think leaks are bad or good, the mainstream media is doing a great job getting their mitts on mud from the bottom of the swamp.

We need to throw out these bands of bandits and crooks… now. And if Trump continues to prove his failure to find good people, he will have to go because he is the reason bad people are getting into positions of power. Trump is the real problem.

The First 200 Days Of Trump – ONLY ONE MILLION LEFT

These daily diatribes from a delusional blogger give you a day by day overview of the 45th President’s first two-hundred days in office. Follow Donald Trump through the tough times on his way to impeachment. Kindle Version HERE, or Get the printed book now, CLICK HERE.


The Jonas Bronck Series

BOOK ONE (IF GOD COULD TALK) A Cable TV talk show host is approached by a friend who offers a guest for his show who has never been on TV before. The Diary of a TV Journalist is the story about the host of the show and his executive producer vetting the guest and attempting to determine what would happnen If God Could Talk…

BOOK TWO (IF GOD COULD CRY) One of the most eye-opening stories about terrorism. The famous cable TV talk show host, Jonas Bronck, leaves New York on a quest for truth. He finds himself in the middle of terror and personal torment in the name of journalism. He once again asks, If God Could Cry, would he be crying for us, or with us?

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Trump Camp Infiltrated by Anarchists 

Something highly disturbing is happening with the Trump reign. Paranoia is striking deep within our president’s loyal base of lunatics. The delusions of the far right and fringe radical elements are creeping into the cult of Donald Trump. They believe that our President was ordained by a higher power and will lead America into neurotic nirvana. It’s all bullshit, but here goes.

It is a fact that Donald Trump was endorsed by Neo-Nazis, KKK, White Nationalists and many other fringe groups. When confronted about these endorsements, Trump either feigned not knowing the people or just ignored the question. When he was challenged about the anarchists and the white nationalists who caused death in Charlottesville, South Carolina, he said, “There were fine people on both sides.” He refuses to oppose or denounce the hate of these supporters. By his inaction and throttling institutions like the “free press” and the FBI, he has promoted conspiracy theories. The Donald has created a socio-political breeding ground for hate and fear.

That brings us to the signs at the Trump rallies in Florida and Pennsylvania this week. You might have noticed the Q and QAnon signs and T-shirts. This is the evidence that the Donald Trump cadre has been infiltrated by another fringe group of radicals who will absorb any remaining credibility of this president. These people are more than despictable, they are deeply disillusioned.

Imagine if the “deep state” and the “dark web” had a baby. You would get Q and QAnon, which was born on closed web forums and secret chat groups. The leader, or leaders, call themselves Q and promulgate what they call “bread crumbs.” These are short phrases and thoughts which are meant as clues that can be construed and developed into elaborate conspiracies. These people must be really bored.

QAnon says they have access to classified information involving the Trump administration and its opponents in the United States and have aligned themselves to a supposedly secret counter-coup against the alleged “deep state”. This is where we must remind ourselves that words matter. Anarchy is the absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual. This political ideal, according to Q, is a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority. If we are out to fight this political force our militia won’t need guns. We will need a master hacker to defend ourselves and find out what actions this group will take.

The QAnon conspiracy theorists are supporters of President Donald Trump and promote themselves under the names, “The Storm” and “The Great Awakening.” People who run with these guys include, Roseanne Barr, Curt Schilling and James Wood. This group has already discredited themselves but continues to grow.

It started on October 28, 2017 with a person identifying as “Q Clearance Patriot” on the /pol/ board of 4chan. He created a thread entitled “Calm Before the Storm,” a sentence used by President Donald Trump when he had military families in the White House. There is no connection between what Trump said and the title of Q , but it enhanced the chatter online and the myth was elevated.

An app called “QDrops” about conspiracy theories was published and quickly became the most popular paid app in the “entertainment” section of Apple’s online store in 2018, as well as the tenth most popular paid app overall. Apple pulled the app after an inquiry from NBC News.

Edgar M. Welch, a 28-year-old father of two from Salisbury, N.C., read online that Comet Ping Pong, a pizza restaurant in northwest Washington, had kidnapped young children and made them sex slaves as part of a child-abuse ring led by Hillary Clinton. Welch came to the nation’s capital to help free the children and says he meant no harm.

On December 4, 2016, Welch walked into the pizza place armed with a knife, AR-15 assault weapon and a revolver, saying he wanted to investigate online conspiracy theories. Welch fired his gun multiple times into a locked storage closet. His actions led to his four-year jail term.

Trump’s on-knowing romance with this conspiracy group will produce more fringe actors and domestic terrorists, who will do more shooting. Is Trump free from any guilt? Would a group like QAnon, who push that Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks are pedophiles, stop at anything to create fear, anger and action? They seem to fixate on pedophilia. Strange.

I truly believe that Donald Trump has a psychological flaw, likely the result of an extremely enabled childhood that kept him from logical thought and critical thinking. The 45th President, doesn’t have the ability to discern a lie from the truth and is extremely susceptible to conspiracy theories and hoaxes. He has used these myths to motivate himself and justify attacking others. Our Great Orange Leader’s extreme narcissism and paranoia make him overreact and execute over-the-top actions even when clearer minds ask him to slow down and get the facts. He is, as many have said, mentally unfit to be president.

Just as Trump constantly uses and cites conspiracy theories, this QAnon group of anarchists in the end are going to hurt Donald Trump and the Republican party. This group will do “anything” to push their false claims, conspiracy theories and disruptive political agendas. They say that they want Donald Trump to succeed, but they will continue to act up, even if it means tearing down the government. They are not patriots. This may be why Trump is avoiding talking about them, for now.

If in the future someone gets killed or property gets destroyed, the administration will have to make it clear where they stand. If not, they will have blood on their hands. The fact that we have a free press and a First Amendment, we will always have people writing, reading and spreading the most outlandish lies and falsehoods.

The leaders of the Republican party probably are naïve and uninformed on the whole nature of the “dark web” and the secret little lies that are surfacing among Trump followers. They could have stopped Donald Trump before the primary election, but they didn’t want to lose. They have proved that winning is more important than honesty and truth. Would the G.O.P. really want to see the government be destroyed by these liars and lunatics?

Donald Trump is a dangerous person. He should not be President of the United States. We can only hope that Robert Mueller and his team of patriots will find the truth, tell us the truth and then, the Congress and Judiciary will do the right thing. No man is above the law and the longer that Trump is allowed to rule, the less safe America will be.

The First 200 Days Of Trump – ONLY ONE MILLION LEFT

These daily diatribes from a delusional blogger give you a day by day overview of the 45th President’s first two-hundred days in office. Follow Donald Trump through the tough times on his way to impeachment. Kindle Version HERE, or Get the printed book now, CLICK HERE.


The Jonas Bronck Series

BOOK ONE (IF GOD COULD TALK) A Cable TV talk show host is approached by a friend who offers a guest for his show who has never been on TV before. The Diary of a TV Journalist is the story about the host of the show and his executive producer vetting the guest and attempting to determine what would happnen If God Could Talk…

BOOK TWO (IF GOD COULD CRY) One of the most eye-opening stories about terrorism. The famous cable TV talk show host, Jonas Bronck, leaves New York on a quest for truth. He finds himself in the middle of terror and personal torment in the name of journalism. He once again asks, If God Could Cry, would he be crying for us, or with us?

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Our President Doesn’t Care About People

Donald Trump is not just another politician, he’s the very embodiment of all that is bad about the self-serving and double-dealing political muck of Washington. For all you assholes who said having a business man run the White House for positive change was a good idea, well look at what you got. Donald Trump doesn’t have the ability or desire to tell the truth about anything. Why would anyone take what he says seriously? He’s trying to be funny while simply confusing the citizens of this great land and leaders of other lands.

First, this draconian policy of separating families at the southern border is immoral. The miscalculation of this policy shows Trump’s naivete. He has created a hailstorm of criticism from both parties and important voices in America. He doesn’t care about children, especially brown children, and the different reasons given by his minions clearly demonstrates a lack of message coordination. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, seem to disagree about whether these moves of separating families were designed as a deterrent. In fact, when Sessions announced the policy he said he hoped it would be a deterrent.

While these underlings with more power than brains have stoked the theory that Trump is using the children as a bargaining chip to forced budgeting for his wall, the President is using the event to blame Democrats. In a rare move, Trump is now blaming someone other than Obama. Trying to pin this immoral act on the opposite party isn’t working but, like a snapping turtle, Trump will hold on until the sun goes down.

Something else happened yesterday that, once again, shows this administration’s emotional reaction to governing rather than planning economic or diplomatic moves with the logic and experience of experts. We must now realize that whatever bad happens is Trump’s fault. He is the problem and he is in charge. No more excuses, Donald.

This weekend Trump was supposed to get a call from his new, best buddy, Kim Jong-Un, but it didn’t happen. Now we learn that Kim is making his third trip to seek the counsel of the President of China, Xi Jinping. Could it be jealousy that late last night drove Trump to announce more tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products? This is going to kill Wal-Mart and many box stores that sell tons of cheap Chinese goods. Well, when the Wal-Marts go out of business they can use them to hold kids coming across the border.

The result of Trump’s chest pounding with new tariffs has created panic in the world markets. Even the Chinese are calling it a “Trade War.” Trump tries to sell it to his base with this line about the Chinese “raping” us. Does anyone else notice how often Trump uses the word “rape.” He has a strange fascination with that word, doesn’t he? Trump says, “You can’t lose in a Trade War.” Really?

While the Great Orange Leader’s personal animus for anyone who has more money or power than him might make for venomous speeches to get applause, people around the world are laughing at America. The dislike of Donald Trump is spreading faster than democracy.

Many are saying he’s not consistent, not dependable and his word means nothing. The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, declared to her trading partners, “The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, over!” There is no doubt she was talking about Trump, and she is right.  

What we have learned is that political rally rhetoric and “I can fix everything” propositions should be heard and considered when we vote in our elections. Trump is the greatest example of a politician who is doing everything he promised. For some that is a refreshing change, but for others, it produces a strange guilt, “Oh, I didn’t think he would go that far.” Well, he did. And like an abusive father he wants you to hurt before he gives you love. He even used the word “hurt” when telling his fans that they would have to sacrifice now, for good things later. Why? Isn’t there a better way to do what he thinks will help America?

The Department of Justice and Jeff Sessions have pushed this “zero tolerance” by effectively blocking prison, judicial and immigration reforms. Sessions’ soulless, hard line views are changing America and taking us back to the racist fifties, and he gets camouflage for his actions by the President’s tweets. They both must be stopped.

Separating migrant families while communing the sentence of only one grandmother confuses people. Maybe Trump’s small heart changes every day. He bombed Syrian armies when their children were poisoned. Saying that he cares about children, while doing nothing to stop the evil practice of separating kids from their families at the Mexican border, is the true Trump. He’s a racist, a xenophobe and a heartless human being of the highest order.

The only way to end this peacefully is impeachment. I am not going to sit back and NOT say the word, IMPEACHMENT. This isn’t political, this is how we get rid of a horrible President. It’s the way to fix the TRUMP problem. 60% of Americans no longer want this man to be president. It’s time to work the system and start the revolution. Thank God we have the Second Amendment!

The First 200 Days Of Trump – ONLY ONE MILLION LEFT

These daily diatribes from a delusional blogger give you a day by day overview of the 45th President’s first two-hundred days in office. Follow Donald Trump through the tough times on his way to impeachment. Kindle Version HERE, or Get the printed book now, CLICK HERE.


The Jonas Bronck Series

BOOK ONE (IF GOD COULD TALK) A Cable TV talk show host is approached by a friend who offers a guest for his show who has never been on TV before. The Diary of a TV Journalist is the story about the host of the show and his executive producer vetting the guest and attempting to determine what would happnen If God Could Talk…

BOOK TWO (IF GOD COULD CRY) One of the most eye-opening stories about terrorism. The famous cable TV talk show host, Jonas Bronck, leaves New York on a quest for truth. He finds himself in the middle of terror and personal torment in the name of journalism. He once again asks, If God Could Cry, would he be crying for us, or with us?

Books available on Amazon:


Trump played by the Rocket Man?

Everyone wanted it to be true. Trump was actually looking for a mantel to become the home of his Noble Peace prize. It all seemed so sudden and more unpredictable than even Trump himself. After sixty-five years, the dream of peace on the Korean peninsula is still a possibility. The two players in this matter will, well, play. After releasing three American detainees, Kim Jong-Un may have felt he’s standing on some moral plateau.

According the Associated Press, “North Korea on Wednesday (5-15-2018) canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea and threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over military exercises between Seoul and Washington that Pyongyang has long claimed are invasion rehearsals.”

The White House was caught off-guard by this recent disposition from the Supreme Leader in North Korea. In many ways, Kim Jong-Un is just as much of an amateur with worldwide diplomatic relations as Trump. Our President always warned that this could happen. Much to his credit, he kept saying, “We’ll see what happens” which is what he says when he doesn’t have a clue about what will come next. Not having an answer to any question is rather amazing for such a blatant blowhard like Trump.

As this story is hitting, the Senate Judiciary Panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 Election has released a two-thousand-page transcript of interviews they conducted with key players from the Trump campaign and family. The interview with Donald Trump, Jr. was revealing and dodgy, at best. Don Jr. answered either, “Don’t recall,” “Don’t know,” or “Don’t remember,” sixty-seven times in his testimony. The word, “father,” appears more than 77 times in the transcript.

The big question of whether Trump Jr.’s dad, now the President of the United States, was involved with the writing of the first public statement about the meeting with Russians in Trump Tower remains cloudy. Trump Jr. says he didn’t tell his father, but he thinks he told Hope Hicks, the former White House Communications Director. One must assume that Donald’s trusted confidant would have informed the candidate of this big meeting.

The real question that we’ve been asking here in America, is whether Kim Jong-Un can be trusted. North Korea is trying to assess the credibility of our Great Orange Leader. Kim can go into the Trump summit with his trusting eyes wide open, or he can pour enough piss and vinegar to force Trump to pull out. If that happens, Trump will have two hot spots in the world, the Middle East, for being played by Netanyahu, and the Korean peninsula, after being played by the little Rocket Man.

There will be no great happiness or follow-up if the big meeting is canceled. Trump isn’t a leader who thinks ahead. There is never a Plan B for anything. He is so concentrated on his own optics and publicity that he never contemplates “what if.” In diplomacy, that “what if” is the rocket fuel that starts a peace plan or starts a war. Trump doesn’t grasp the bigger picture and the historical implications of what is happening.

The White House press secretary is saying that we “fully expected” what has transpired with North Korea. Really? What part of “face saving” do they not understand in the big white lie house.

This North Korean confrontation on the joint military actions (training missions) comes days after Trump said that Kim Jong-Un treated the detainees very excellently. One needs not only a shovel with this guy, but hip-boots as well. If someone arrests you, puts you in jail for three years and makes you do hard labor, in which part of all that is excellence?

Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort met with five Russians in the Trump Tower on June 9, 2016. In case you are not aware, this meeting has its own Wikipedia page. Don Jr. answered an email saying he was looking forward to the meeting, He believed it would produce Clinton emails that could help the Trump campaign. Isn’t it illegal to conspire with a foreign country to affect an America election?

Trump ripped up a nuclear agreement with Iran that was co-signed by the U.S., the U.K., France, China, Russia, Germany and the E.U. And what did he expect when he moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem? What does Trump think Kim Jong-Un is going to say when the elder leaders of his party keep warning him about Trump? It’s clear that the investigations into the Trump campaign by Robert Mueller’s team at the Special Counsel’s office are far from over. I believe they have more on the current administration than anyone knows, including Trump.

The old slogans, “What goes around comes around” and “as you sow, so shall you reap” now come sharply into focus. The bad karma Trump has created for himself by what he has said and done will finally come back to smack him in his little pie-hole. The end will produce a clearer image of this man who refuses to apologize and who is never wrong. Trump is a perfect fool living on his hill. The Beatles said it best, “His head in a cloud, the man with a foolish grin is talking perfectly loud. But nobody wants to hear him, they can see that he’s just a fool.”


The First 200 Days Of Trump – ONLY ONE MILLION LEFT

These daily diatribes from a delusional blogger give you a day by day overview of the 45th President’s first two-hundred days in office. Follow Donald Trump through the tough times on his way to impeachment. Kindle Version HERE, or Get the printed book now, CLICK HERE.


New Book about Terrorism

One of the most eye-opening stories about terrorism. The famous cable TV talk show host, Jonas Bronck, leaves New York on his quest to find truth. He finds himself in the middle of terror and personal torment in the name of journalism. He once again asks, If God Could Cry, would he be crying for us, or with us?

Now available on Amazon.








Will Trump Make It Across the Quicksand?

The world will go on after Donald Trump leaves the White House. The ongoing diatribe from his little, rounded mouth that “only he” can fix things in America and the world is nothing short of a setup for his ultimate disgrace and embarrassment. He is just another politician who has tested the limits of lies and arrogance. One may think that the term “free press” means journalists can say whatever they want about the President, but in the end most of what has been printed is true.

Even the famous Steele dossier made claims which at first seemed preposterous but now we see they are very much true. If you carefully comb through that paper you will find that many “satellites” of the Trump campaign did travel to Russia. Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, visited Russia in August of 2016 and lied about it. One of the things I learned in the middle of this wretched mess is that a U.S. citizen can have one or more passports. Who knew?

Carter Page, an intermediary between Trump and the Russians, went to Russia. And even though Page claims that his travels were part of his consulting effort, his mention in the dossier confirms that its author knew about that visit and its purpose. Michael Flynn was paid to travel and make a speech in Russia. Photographic proof shows him seated next to President Putin at a banquet. We have learned that Paul Manafort took large payments from his Ukrainian contacts and, according to the Special Counsel’s indictment, fraudulently laundered those funds. Manafort was in bed with ex-Ukrainian President Yanukovych who, as stated in the dossier, “…confides directly to Putin” admits to authorizing kick-back payments to Manafort.”

There is no doubt that Russia had an effective pro-Trump agenda with their ordained interference in our election as well as their anti-Hillary Clinton actions. Mr. Putin didn’t want to see Clinton become the 45th President and Trump’s constant denials only add fuel to the fire that he is either extremely vain about his victory or paranoid about his actions. We’ve all lost count on the times he has said, “No Collusion.”

Which brings us to an NBC report of what Chief of Staff John Kelly said about Trump. They claim to have sources that say Kelly has called Trump “an idiot” several times. Well the last guy who they claimed called him a “moron” is gone so, it’s probably only a matter of time until Kelly gets shown the door.

Trump has enlisted the help of far-right Neo-Cons with his elevation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State and John Bolton as his National Security Advisor. These moves may not change Trump’s mind on what he thinks is the right thing to do, but it certainly gives him cover to say, “Well, these guys think this or that,” as a cover for any blame if things go wrong.

When one is an isolationist at heart they cannot objectively address global problems. Think of Woodrow Wilson and how he misinterpreted what was happening in Europe. By not getting involved sooner in that conflict and botching the Versailles Treaty, President Wilson set up World War II.

As one supporter said laughing, “Well, Donald Trump may be an idiot, but he’s our idiot.” The data that points out the disrespect for Trump is frightening, but the support will increase if he gets lucky in North Korea. Historians will be quick with the pen if the Donald gets played by “Little Rocketman.” It’s clear to me that the Donald’s animosity for the press and his constant verbal assaults on the media have pulled the spotlight in his direction. People are examining every little and big thing he does. Trump is getting what he wants and deserves, lots of closeups.

The partisan divide exploited by Newt Gingrich against Bill Clinton years ago, lives today as the blueprint for any party to get even, even if it means nothing gets done. And Trump’s lack of intellectual quality begs the question, “Who is really running this administration?” John Kelly may believe that he stands between the destruction of American values or the impeachment of Trump, but he’s just another fool on the bus.

John Kelly is an “Archie Bunker” who drank the military industrial Kool-Aid and thought he was seizing power when Trump demoted him from Homeland Security. In fact, the inmates are running the asylum and Kelly is just another prisoner. As Archie said, “Just ’cause there’s snow in the basement don’t mean there ain’t no fire in the roof!”

Oh yeah, democracy is burning and when the shit hits the fan will the Republicans in Congress have the wherewithal and balls to end this terrible presidency? Or, will we have to put up with this idiot for longer than we deserve? God save the republic.

The First 200 Days Of Trump – ONLY ONE MILLION LEFT

These daily diatribes from a delusional blogger give you a day by day overview of the 45th President’s first two-hundred days in office. Follow Donald Trump through the tough times on his way to impeachment. Kindle Version HERE, or Get the printed book now, CLICK HERE.


New Book about Terrorism

One of the most eye-opening stories about terrorism. The famous cable TV talk show host, Jonas Bronck, leaves New York on his quest to find truth. He finds himself in the middle of terror and personal torment in the name of journalism. He once again asks, If God Could Cry, would he be crying for us, or with us?

Now available on Amazon.



Trump Thrown Out of White House

One of the things that every opposing party does is criticizes the president for taking too many days of vacation. This may come as a shock, but I feel sorry for Trump, although, his defensiveness is unbecoming on this issue.

According to the web site SBNATION, Donald Trump whined and tweeted 27 times about Barack Obama playing too much golf. And they actually list them all here. Mr. Trump’s beratements of Barack Obama are so ironic coming from someone who loves golf so much he builds golf courses all over the world. You would think he would promote the sport and encouraging anyone to take up the game.

Democrats used to put down George W. Bush for spending so much time on his Crawford, TX ranch. The Bush’s 1,583-acre Prairie Chapel Ranch was a place the 43rd President could get away from Washington and recharge his battery. There is nothing wrong with having a rested President in the White House. I don’t understand why we don’t follow Europe’s lead and close down everything for two weeks in August.

Our great Orange Leader tweeted today (8-7-2017), “Working hard from New Jersey while White House goes through long planned renovation. Going to New York next week for more meetings.” And we get it and understand your depression era guilt and desire to be viewed as the martyr here, but please. take some time to relax.

The Donald must keep everyone abreast on the details of working hard while banished to the Bedminster property. You are working to promote your brand and being President at the same time. Wow, Multi-Tasker-in-Chief.

This time you have an excuse, they are remodeling the White House and you had to leave that “dump” so they can fix the AC and Heat. While retooling the ducts, we only hope that they put in the microphones and cameras. Did you check if the workers have NSA backgrounds, Mr. President?

It would be good if Trump did actually take some time off and think about what he has wrought on our great nation. I would hope that someone would spend some time with him and figure out a way to better communicate.

It seems that everyone out of the White House is continually pushing back on one issue or the other. They are seen by the non-supporters as argumentative and constantly in a state of agitation. They get anxious and annoyed at the least judgmental question. As they say on TV, the speakers for Trump aren’t addressing the audience or the interviewer, they are simply performing for an audience of one: Trump.

Which brings me to an observation about this administration and the President we currently have. Everything that is done or said, seems to be aimed at smaller and smaller segments of the population. The President seems to only focus on those who voted for him. The people who speak on behalf of the President seem to only address the Orange man in the White House.

The Congress cares about each one of the areas that they represent, but as we can see with their lack of bi-partisan effort, they only care about the people who will re-elect them.

We hope the Supreme Court cares about all of America, but we shall see if their individual dogmas determine the way they rule. Shame on them if they do.

But that begs the question, who’s speaking for me? I am a liberal, a Democrat, and I pay taxes just like anyone else. When I hear someone say that things ought to be a certain way, I ask, what gave you the right to tell me how to live? I certainly didn’t ask you to decide what I believe in, so, why would your far-right, religiously motivated thinking cast a net over all the electorate?

I would probably NOT have a lot in common with Mike Pence. He seems like a nice guy, but his homophobia seems to make him unfit for government work. I am being serious. Mike and his wife ought to take a vacation at a gay nudist colony. You know, just to balance out his feelings.

Mr. Pence, you are there to help govern in the spirit of separation of church and state, not attempt to convert the unworthy. Remember that when you are running for President in 2020.

My conservative friends, yes, I have some, are all pushing back on my dream of getting Trump out of office. They claim I am just jealous of Trump’s big victory and cannot understand that Trump is the best thing that ever happened to America. As anyone who has read this blog from the beginning, I do not to look backwards and only judge what this administration does, or doesn’t do.

If Trump is good for America, why do millions of people not like him? It’s not like the polarity of a “shock jock” on the radio where ratings come from those who hate the person and those who love him. This is our country. I really don’t care what the 70% of hard-core Republicans think. I worry about the 66% of all voters who think he’s doing a bad job. Isn’t a Democracy supposed to be where everyone votes and the majority rules?

Trump is anti­-Democracy. That would be a good message for Democrats. Why would we ever want someone to lead us who lies most of the time and is basically against Democracy? The guy really does need a vacation. I sure could use a three-year vacation from him.



Trump Sinks & Blames

When the latest polls came out today (8-3-2017), we could feel a shiver move through the Republican party. The 2018 elections aren’t that far away and those running for re-election now worry that the political depression from the big guy might rain on their parade.

In the latest Quinnipiac poll really demonstrates that there is another leak the President should be focusing on; the leak of his popularity. The headline out of the latest stats is the fact that Trump’s approval rating is only 33%. Wow, that isn’t very popular. I wonder why the administration isn’t trying to figure out what to do about that, or is it too late?

The poll surveyed 1,125 voters around the country from July 27 to August 1, 2017. It has a margin of error of plus/minus 3.4 points.

  • 54% said they were embarrassed to have him as president
  • 57% said they he was abusing the powers of his office
  • 60% said they believed he was above the law
  • 71% said Trump was not levelheaded
  • 62% said Trump was not honest
  • 63% said Trump did not have good leadership skills
  • 59% said he did not care about average Americans
  • 63% said he did not share their values

The number that jumps out for me is the 62% of the people surveyed said that the 45th President of the United States is not honest. The other number that really hurts me is the 59% who said that Trump doesn’t care about average Americans. Sad!

As these numbers hit the press today, Trump was back on Twitter with his latest whine: “Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!” [sic]

We can always count on the Donald to deflect blame and to attempt to position himself far away from the kitchen of governance. And the military is starting to get a taste of his modus operandi, served up with a side of naiveté.

He pissed off “his generals” in the Situation Room by complaining about not winning in Afghanistan. Really? The great Orange Leader should pick up the phone and call his friend in Russia learn how well they did in Afghanistan. They spend 10 years in the country and the only accomplishment was empowering Osama bin Laden, a terrorist.

Trump’s lack of awareness of history is astounding. And his pathological way of shifting blame away from himself is not only disturbing, it’s counterproductive. The reason our relationship with Russia is bad is because we caught them trying to hack our election and pushing propaganda to help Trump get elected. Congress was just doing their job, finally.

When 71% of those surveyed said that you are not levelheaded Mr. Trump, you should be thinking about how to manage the damage that has been done, rather than casting blame toward the Legislative branch.

This is all part of the things we have outline on this blog over that last 8 months. We can keep doing the same thing over and over again, but in reality, the more we experience of this White House, the more those stats from Quinnipiac seem extremely plausible.

Trump always took pride in his ability to manipulate the press and handle his own P.R., but when he’s finally put under the microscope by the American public, they see the little germs and viruses in his current sample of leadership.

Trump will get on the taxpayer funded jet airplane tonight and go to West Virginia and get feedback from a select group of rabid fans.  He will once again get some love from people who actual believe he was the right choice. But as time goes on, and things don’t get better, that 33% approval rating will drop lower. And the truth is, the only person to blame is Trump himself.






Trump’s Midsummer Coarse Correction

We have all worked for people who were oppressive micromanagers. Their need to be involved in everything we did stole our souls and self-determination. Some micromanagers would tell you they simply wanted things to be done right, when, in fact, their need for control was greater than our mental well-being or feeling of empowerment.

Donald J. Trump is not only a micromanager, he’s also a lazy worker. Rather than spending his valuable time studying the security reports and detailed analysis from seasoned professionals, he watches TV for his information. Much of what Trump seeks on his TiVo and cable is what people are saying about him. Trump isn’t entirely wrong when saying lots of fake news is being pumped out daily, but he doesn’t have the wherewithal to ascertain which channels are abundantly fake. The number of uninformed opinions and preposterous predictions that come out of my TV is dangerous for anyone and totally alarming for this President to use in decision making.

Retired General John Kelly was tapped for Chief of Staff and the Mooch became meat. Booting Scaramucci on the first day of the Kelly command is a classic, old school tactic. I was once told by a self-proclaimed expert on management that I should fire one person (the troublemaker) on my first day on the job to gain the respect of the rest of those I would manage. I was told this by a master micromanager.

Bringing in Kelly was a clear indication that the head micromanager decided he was too close to the situation. But wait, Donald Trump is like an alcoholic who knows he shouldn’t drink, but all his friends (his base) urge him to have one more glass. “Ah, come on Donald, just one more tweet for the road.” Can a micromanager ever be cured? Also realize that Trump has only a limited number of people he can fire before everyone in the world realizes that it’s not your poorly chosen people, it’s Trump that’s the problem. The old yarn about a given place being a revolving door meant steer clear, dear.

The decision to hire Scaramucci was the President’s and the President’s alone. There are those surrogates who are already saying that Anthony served a purpose. Really? Exactly what purpose was that? Advancing the vocabulary of common speech?

History will forget that little foul-mouthed tyrant, because the real bully remains in power. What Trump doesn’t understand is that micromanaging automatically sets one up to be responsible for everything, all the blame with no deniably. At least Scaramucci was sacked before he got a paycheck.

Last night’s Washington Post (7-31-2017) reported that Trump dictated his son’s account of the meeting with the Russian lawyer in 2015, which would mean that, once again, our great Orange Leader lied about his involvement. It’s not a crime to lie for your kids, we all have probably done it, but that doesn’t make it right. This spineless, controlling fool in our nation’s highest office thinks he is smarter than his lawyers and does whatever he wants. Classic micromanager.

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said on NBC’s Today show (8-1-2017) that all the chaos in the White House is created by the President himself, and the cracks in the Republican dam are beginning to resonate with others in the party.

Jeff Flake, the ultra-conservative Senator from Arizona said, “…his party is in ‘denial’ about President Donald Trump.” Flake goes on to say in a Politico op-ed some very honest things, “It was we conservatives who, upon Obama’s election, stated that our number-one priority was not advancing a conservative policy agenda but making Obama a one-term president — the corollary to this binary thinking being that his failure would be our success and the fortunes of the citizenry would presumably be sorted out in the meantime.”  Trump has pledged $10 million to defeat Flake in the 2018 election. What a fine Republican the Donald turned out to be; breaking Ronald Reagan’s golden rule, never say anything bad about a party member.

Donald Trump is not a Democrat not a Republican and not a Conservative.  He is a Reactionary who opposes any political or social liberalization or reform. He isn’t changing Washington.  He is attempting to micromanage every detail of America while making tons of money for his companies and kids. Why did Congress pass such a tough sanctions bill on Russia? They don’t trust Trump.

Managing the White House staff won’t be a difficult task for John Kelly, but managing the 14-year-old in the Oval Office will be a full-time job. While the Donald nervously awaits the evidence that Robert Mueller will bring to the table, I imagine he feels he has been dealt a bad hand from a soiled deck of cards. Nothing is ever his fault.

When someone lies, the energy and time it takes to micromanage the fabrications by creating even more deceptions keeps them from getting things done. It was reported in the Washington Post that that President Trump worked on the flight back from the G20 meeting structuring untruthful statements about how Donald Trump Junior would respond to questions about his meeting with the Russians. The good news, Trump Sr. wasn’t watching TV. The bad news, he was investing time on a lie, which ended up biting him on his bulbous buttocks.

As we approach his 200th day in office, it is clear to this writer that the President of the United States is a seriously flawed human being with neither the talent nor the patience needed for his job. Perhaps his ascent to the Presidency started as a mean joke to get Obama, or maybe a need to micromanage the world, but we now have a man in office who hates his job, hates his critics, hates the press and hates the arcane political processes of our country. And slowly but surely, we are seeing that Donald Trump even hates the people he picks to help him govern. To use his word, Sad!



The Unpeaceful Transfer of Power

There is some wisdom in the structure of the United States government. Having three branches gives some feeling of checks and balances, but we are entering the twilight zone with the current executive branch.

The interview with the new Communications Chief, Anthony Scaramucci, that appeared today (7-27-2017) in The New Yorker magazine bared the visceral and raw nature of the people President Trump chooses to advise him. The little white lie that Trump hires only the best people was torn down in one fell swoop with Slick Anthony’s trashing of the Trump team.

The airing of dirty laundry in public is one thing, but the use of locker room terminologies to decry the chief of staff and the senior advisor seemed far beneath what we expect from our White House. If the First Lady calls it “boy talk” I will probably just throw up. Remember, she was the one who said her pet cause would be cyber-bullying. The whole family from son-in-law to daughter to daddy all seem to be the greatest cons and hypocrites of the century.

Such harassment of a fellow employee would never be allowed in business. Remember, Trump said he would use his successful businessman skills to fix the country while it appears that he cannot tie his shoes.

Scaramucci’s vulgar public flogging of Priebus and Bannon, two people I have no respect for, was childish, disturbing and disruptive. If you don’t like them, fire them. But here is the question, beyond the Bannon self-pleasuring and dime-store psychological analysis of Reince Priebus, Scaramucci has done nothing but make the situation worse. He’s another egomaniacal rich white guy who thinks he can fix things, just like his boss.

The reason Anthony got the job is because he was able to hit back against CNN and get two reporters fired. What the Donald doesn’t understand is that Scaramucci was in the private sector when he went after CNN.  Now he is part of the administration and the rules have changed. Every move he makes will be put under the microscope and the freedom of information act will not work in his favor. We do have the 1st amendment when it comes to covering the White House. And maybe it’s time to remind King Donald that, (a.) he’s not a nice guy and, (b.) he actually works for the taxpayers of this great land.

If I hear one more self-anointed ass wipe say that he “serves at the pleasure of the President” I am going throw a sledgehammer through the TV screen. You serve the American public. You are nothing but a government employee. And if Anthony Scaramucci used that language on the floor of the Congress, he would be disciplined and censured. And Trump won’t restrain Scaramucci, because he thinks this is funny and entertaining.

If Trump cares so much about ratings, he should look at his own ratings. With only 36% approval, his TV show would have been canceled.

The lack of clarity with this administration is due to the shoddy communication and the distractions that Trump himself drops into the punch bowl. We knew that he would be different, he reminds us every day that he is neither a statesman nor a smart politician. He shows us with his actions that he is an amateur at governance and not qualified to be the leader of the free world.

Bringing Scaramucci into the White House will prove to be a colossal error. His words and deeds so far remind me of the old business guy who used to say, “I’m going to fire one person every day until morale improves around this place.” It doesn’t really work and, in the end, finding the leaks will not be as important as finding out ‘why’ people are leaking.

Just to get this on the record, White House Communications chief Anthony Scaramucci said (Reince) “Priebus is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.” He also laid into the President’s adviser Steve Bannon with, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock. I’m not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the President. I’m here to serve the country.” So, there you have it folks. We’ve entrusted our government and military to these people. Really? Thanks to The New Yorker magazine for their brilliant UNFAKE NEWS.

If I said those things about my co-workers with that language, I would have been hauled into H.R. Does the White House even have a Human Resources office? Any of us using such uncouth and reprehensible language would have received a memo urging enrollment in anger management classes with a copy of that memo placed in their personnel folder.

These people are nothing more than bush league bureaucrats. That is what happens when you elect the wrong person for the wrong reason. Time will tell, as the Donald said about Jeff Sessions, is what most thoughtful citizens of this country are saying is true. Time will tell how long it will take for people in America to wake up and realize they made a drastic mistake.









Steve, Stephen & Agent Orange

The Brains Behind the Curtain

We now know the source of poison that leaks out of the windows and the doors of the White House. Every president has had people who whisper into their ear. Some objective observers have said that these aids are not just advisors, but they actually control the leader of the free world.

George W. Bush had Dick Cheney, who like his father, had roots and connections in the C.I.A. There are those who say that Cheney misled and manipulated the younger President Bush and gave him justification to re-enter Iraq and finish the job that his father failed to accomplish.

Richard Nixon had John Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman, who historians believed were pulling the strings of the soon-to-be broken president during the Watergate scandal. Haldeman was an experienced advertising man who used his talents to sell Nixon to the American public. Ehrlichman was an attorney who believed the President had unlimited powers and could not be held accountable for dirty deeds.

Trump has Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller pulling strings and writing up executive orders based on their ideology and political beliefs. It is quite obvious that their efforts were never filtered or tested through any analysis of who this is good for and will this hurt anyone? They simply don’t care about people; they care about creating a world they believe is right.

While Stephen Miller read his answers to the questions from all the Sunday morning talk shows, one could feel the defensiveness and witness the deflection laced vitriol. The non-fact of voter fraud was repeated, covering the fib of the older brother President showed that he too, has bought into the lie, or did he create the lie?

Mr. Miller’s pronouncement that Federal judges didn’t have the authority to stop the President’s travel ban was nothing more than an attempt to argue his position on the media, that same media they claim is so dishonest and terrible. Judges judge, presidents lead.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Bannon should remember that both Haldeman and Ehrlichman were convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury and both served time in prison. Steve and Stephen should focus on the phrase “obstruction of justice” as they carry on the business of President Trump.

The key to keeping America safe from terrorism starts with keeping America safe from tyranny. Let Democracy win first and the rest will be fine. Who is the puppet and who are the puppeteers?  Time will tell whether the pitch-man is reading a well-prepared script, or is true to his convictions.