WEAPONIZING PARANOIA

The Moment of Truth

There is no question that the people who voted for Donald Trump believed he was telling the truth and that he would do all the things he promised. That doesn’t make them stupid, but why do they give Trump a permission slip to constantly lie?

What we have seen in the last week is just another chapter of the highly chaotic and ill-conceived presidency of Trump. He is taking as many hits as Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and now the Carolinas, without any true empathy for people. He may declare that 3,000 people didn’t die on an “island,” but he cannot get away from the constantly advancing swirl of truth. By the way, to say that Puerto Rico was difficult to protect because they are an island should give no comfort to those Americans who call one of the many Hawaiian Islands home. It takes only three hours and 38 minutes to fly from Washington, D.C. to San Juan.

The book Fear by Bob Woodward and the anonymous op-ed in the New York Times by a so-called senior official in the Trump administration have, in a sense, weaponized Trump’s paranoia. If you repeatedly poke a fat, old dog with a stick, he will eventually bite. As the president runs around the halls of the White House late at night in his tighty-whities in search of his treasonous traitor who told the truth in the Times, the world continues to laugh at this bit-actor in clown clothes. We have a freaking cartoon character as the leader of the free world. Boy, are we dumb.

If Trump wanted to know the truth about deaths and hurricanes he would get off his enormous buttocks and travel to that “distant” island and simply count dead bodies. In fact, his own FEMA agency processed more than 1,500 funeral aid requests from the families in Puerto Rico who lost loved ones. They only approved about 70 of those applications but, sad and true, the number of people who died on that “faraway” island was caused by hurricane Maria, and FEMA knows it. It’s probably more than 3,000, but who is counting? Seriously, wouldn’t that be the job of the Federal Government and not a university?

We now find ourselves at the moment of truth. It’s time to rise up and take control of our government, because the man in charge is just a tin can. We need to kick him down the road and let some large FEMA truck flatten the son-of-a-bitch. Donald J. Trump is useless as a president and a person. America deserves better.

Fox News is another enabler in the weaponizing of paranoia. The prostitutes and whores who anchor their opinion shows at might are traitors to the cause of journalism and truth. Why would a news story be written with the goal of making Donald Trump look good? In the same breath, why would anyone purposefully distort the facts to make Trump look bad? Just tell the truth, my brothers and sisters.

The big logo BREAKING NEWS just flared up on my screen and it says that Paul Manafort, the former Trump Campaign Chairman, has pleaded guilty to charges in D.C. Federal court. The remaining question is this. Will Manafort now flip on Trump and tell the truth about Russians and the campaign? Did Manafort change the RNC platform to help Russian interests in the Ukraine?

Casual observers from other countries must think there is something wrong in America. The Special Counsel’s office has indicted more than 30 people, and we have five people within Trump’s circle who have plead guilty to charges. All this before the final report from Robert Mueller, which might show that the 2016 Election was highly manipulated by Russian agents and Donald Trump, the man who has been ignoring facts for most of his life. To help us understand what has happened, the Special Counsel has given us not bread crumbs, but giant loafs.

We are about to see the final melt down of a low-power nuclear lying device known as the 45th President of the United States. When this bomb explodes, the Donald will attempt to seize power and take control of America. Then, and only then, will we learn who the real patriots are in Congress. Until then, they are just a group of goofball dipshits looking for their next land deal. Impeachment is a worthy goal, so let’s just do it!

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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THE SAILOR & THE SINGER

Labor Day Message for America

Most people don’t work on Labor Day. There is a sense of irony this year in that it comes after a weekend of funerals, tributes and memorials. The holiday celebrates working people in America, and I am sure for many employers it’s the day before they expect the work force to come back and buckle down. This weekend will never be forgotten.

As our nation watched the services and memorials for Aretha Franklin and Senator John McCain, we looked at our past and thought about better times. You could cut the tension at times because it was obvious that these venues were used by some to stand their ground against a president who, like the child he is, was put in “time-out” for the weekend.

There was a sense of calm on the front pages in America. Thankfully, they were mostly Trump-free for a few days. After all, we honor our heroes, because they were captured. We celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin, not because she had the most soulful voice of any living diva, but because of the quality of her character. She was part of the civil rights movement, not with some grand entrance but always there in spirit and song. So, when the knucklehead in the White House said, “Aretha worked for me” the fists of African-American leaders clenched. They could not stand by and hear the tone of ownership coming from our Great Orange Leader’s little, round lips without the rebuke, “She didn’t work for you! She performed for you and she worked for us.”

John McCain’s passing doesn’t change who those people are in Washington, but somewhere in the middle of all the services, speeches and spectacles, we learned a little more about what it takes to be a “real man” in America today. What cut through the tears and sorrow was that it’s okay to apologize when you are wrong.

I also heard that caring for other people was a good thing, and that marginalizing any person or group in America is, quite frankly, un-American. What I also heard through the smiles and memories is that America has always been great.

The reason America has always been great is because of people like the Queen of Soul and The Maverick. They aren’t illusions, they are real. As we turn the page on another summer in America, let’s ask a few questions about who we are as a people.

Are we going to permit half-baked zealots and ideologs to steer our ship toward division and destruction? Isn’t there a way to listen to what the middle of the political spectrum wants and needs? Is there such a thing as a Progressive Republican or a Conservative Democrat? Shouldn’t 60% of America get to decide where we are going as a nation?

While we were burying our heroes, Donald Trump was busy playing golf. While America looked inside our souls to feel and heal, the leader of the free world offers us nothing but negativity, threats and fear. It must stop.

We cannot change Donald Trump, but we can change the person who is the presidency, after all it’s only an office and no man is above the law. Let’s get to work!

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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#UnIndictedCoConspirator

Trump Loyalty vs. Real Loyalty

Not only did Donald Trump have a bad day yesterday (8-21-2018), but America had a terrible day as we learned of corruption at the top. We are now faced with the task of repairing the republic.

On these pages we have previously pondered the possibility that someone like Donald Trump might take actions leading to a Constitutional crisis. Well we may have one soon.

There is a notion and policy in the Justice Department that a sitting president cannot be indicted. We aren’t sure if this was what the framers of the Constitution had in mind, but both Republican and Democratic lawyers have used it as a guideline over the years. What some will point out is not what is said, but rather what is written in this case.

In Section 4: Impeachment: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. The President, Vice-President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other executive officers, as well as judges, may be impeached by the House of Representatives and tried in the Senate.

Any official convicted by the Senate would be immediately removed from office. The Senate could also choose to bar the removed official from holding any federal office in the future. No other punishments may be inflicted, pursuant to the impeachment proceeding, but the convicted party remains liable to trial and punishment in the courts for civil and criminal charges. If Donald Trump was not the President right now, he would have been named a coconspirator in the crimes of Michael Cohen.

So, the notion is that, while in office, these people shall be judged by Congress and could be impeached. Once out of office, the courts can have at them. A president can be charged, according to the Constitution, if they commit treason, take bribes or commit other “high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” The capitalizations are from the founders.

Garrett Epps in The Atlantic magazine in 2018 wrote a great article called, The Only Way to Find Out If the President Can Be Indicted: Scholars disagree on existing precedents—and the question won’t be settled until evidence leads a prosecutor to try it. In that article, he points out “that the Constitution suggest that the president is subject to laws like any citizen, but never discusses prosecution in office.”

In 1973, the then-Solicitor General Robert Bork, wrote an opinion that a Vice President should not have the same protections against prosecution while in office that a president would have, but that was just an opinion, not law. Also, the article reminds us that a 1998 opinion, written by a lawyer in Kenneth Starr’s Office of the Independent Counsel investigating President Bill Clinton, clearly stated that a sitting president could be indicted. Of course, he was trying to lock up Clinton for lying under oath about affairs.

Only the Best People?

Yesterday in court, we had President Donald J. Trump being accused in the pleading and allocution of Michael Cohen that candidate and client, Donald Trump “directed him” to commit election fraud. Cohen testified under oath and said that he knew it was against the law. That would mean that citizen Donald Trump is an Unindicted Coconspirator in a felony. This is a federal crime.

Epps’ article points out, [Bork’s] memo considers the Constitution’s text and finds no answer. It says, correctly, that there is no “airtight separation of powers, but rather … a system of checks and balances, or blending the three powers.”

And there is this famous line from then Vice President Gerald Ford, “Impeachment is whatever the Senate says it is.” Remember that Nixon was told to resign from office by his party leaders, long before Congress got to the destructive action of impeachment. Barry Goldwater and other Republicans at the time knew that if a trial took place Nixon would have been the first president to be removed from office.

Even more troubling, if a president has committed “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” and ends up on the outside, the new president could easily pardon him. It happened with Gerald Ford pardoning Richard Nixon. Pence would likely do the same thing with Trump. Why? It’s been said that it would look bad if a former leader of the free world wasn’t free. Huh? We don’t want to look bad? When did the judicial system ever worry about how we look?

Donald Trump wanted to disrupt Washington and the whole of government. All he has done is waste a lot of time on things that don’t matter. He may have pulled the U.S.A. out of a bunch of treaties and agreements, but he hasn’t made better deals. Trump has gotten everyone’s attention in the world on trade, but with no short or long term guarantees that he has done more good, than damage. Trump has moved the Republican party to the far-white-right, but few are complaining in the G.O.P. Were they racists and isolationists all along? Do they care more about re-election than they do about America?

People must decide if they will be loyal to Trump or loyal to our country. Do we uphold the laws of the land, or do we choose to look the other way? It’s time for us to indict a sitting president and see where that goes. If the Supreme Court reasons that the founders and the Constitution say that impeachment is the only way to deal with a crime committed by a president, then let’s impeach the bastard. But if the Congress and the Supreme Court say that a sitting President is above the law, then it’s time to change the laws. Trump is a self-serving anarchistic pea brain with absolutely no redeeming qualities.

The more we learn the worse it gets. Let’s unite this country now and throw Trump out of office.

 

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:


THE BLACK WIDOW

No Trust in Trumpland

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump continually talked about having only the best people around him if he was elected president. Now we see how many people have left for a variety of mostly bad reasons. So, there’s one of the promises he smashed to bits.

The White House has a problem on their hands. After they dismissed Omarosa Manigault from the administration, she spent the next nine months writing a book about Trump. The book is titled Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House. I doubt if I will spend the money or take the time to read this book, but there is a brilliant marketing ploy going on here that will damage the Donald more than the book.

16GB Digital Voice Pen Recorder

Omarosa recorded many conversations during her tenure and she’s dropping these little tidbits directly on the head of the reality star in the White House. The first recording that Ms. Manigault released was her firing by General John Kelly. This took place in the Situation Room and it might as well have been CNN’s Situation Room. In what is supposed to be a totally secure area she recorded her dismissal behind closed and locked doors. Then she released a tape of her call to the President where he wouldn’t take the blame for firing her, claiming that Kelly acted on his own. Isn’t that double lying?

She claims she was threatened and asserts that the reason she recorded conversations at her job is because everybody in the White House lies, including the President. She wanted to have a record of what she said. Like Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, everyone wanted to protect themselves from the head liar. None of this is surprising, but it does verify how dysfunctional things are in Trumpworld.

One of the best tweets in this Omarosa-gate conspiracy was from Preet Bharara, the former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, “It is maybe the accidental self-inoculating genius of Donald Trump that in surrounding himself for decades with hard-core thugs, crooks, charlatans, cheats & liars, if and when they finally turn on Trump their lack of credibility continues to serve Trump.” On the side of clarity, Bharara was told by Trump that he wanted him to stay in his position in the Southern District of New York, but then fired him. That would make Donald Trump a two-faced liar.

Omarosa is playing the race card by calling the President of the United States a racist. Hate to break the news to you, Ms. Manigault, but please tell us something we don’t already know. If we have him on tape saying the N-word I have to ask, is that worse than “grabbing pussy?” We already know that Trump has conned the evangelicals, who would have to take a position if the tape is released, but the far right, especially those who cling to a white Nationalism persuasion, won’t care.

Trump’s disregard for the significance or power of women is notorious. If he thinks he can grab them and they will never grab back, he is mistaken. The network of terror he inflicts on people is usually followed by a cadre of lawyers who go after those people who get in his way. He cannot do that as easily while President. The web of deceit this man and his associates have woven around the truth is an attempt to cut off the air supply to anyone who discredits this fake president.

He doesn’t realize that his deadly game of vengeance could have driven us to war with North Korea, and his misaligned priorities have certainly driven a wedge between the United States and our allies. His angry tantrums and obsessive sickness never to abandon his reckless promises from the campaign have driven us to a real trade war. He could have achieved some of his trade goals without upsetting the apple cart. He will have no answer for the farmers and manufacturers in this country who will be hurt by the tariffs.

Omarosa has certainly gotten Trump’s attention. Look what came out of his silly little hands today (8-13-2018), “Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard really bad things. Nasty to people & would constantly miss meetings & work. When Gen. Kelly came on board he told me she was a loser & nothing but problems. I told him to try working it out, if possible, because she only said GREAT things about me – until she got fired! While I know it’s “not presidential” to take on a lowlife like Omarosa, and while I would rather not be doing so, this is a modern day form of communication and I know the Fake News Media will be working overtime to make even Wacky Omarosa look legitimate as possible. Sorry!”

Now I don’t want to give this dingbat that Kelly fired any credibility, but the stupid motherfucker in the Oval office is the reason she was there. He admits that in his tweet. He says she begged for a job and he said, almost referencing that it was against his best judgement (whatever the hell that is), that he hired her anyway. He shows the world that he is a bad judge of character, and that alone should disqualify him from being president.

Omarosa was on the job for a year, well long enough for Trump to know that he had made a mistake. Why did he wait so long? Was it because she is African-American? I don’t know about you, but anyone making $179,000 a year out of taxpayer bucks ought to have a good reason to be there.

Once again, Trump has exposed his incompetence. One might ask what the hell Omarosa did at the White House. Well, she was Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison. Now, with each tape she releases she sure is doing her job of liaising with the public. Some say the lady has dozens of tapes in her purse. Keep them coming Omarosa, for this rich tabloid material further proves what a low-life lying son-of-a-bitch Donald Trump really is.


WHAT’S IN IT FOR PUTIN

Trump Fumes, Fabricates and Fumbles

Donald Trump is a liar. No matter how many times I write that sentence, it doesn’t seem to matter. One of the best descriptions of President Trump came from his supporter and ally, Steve Bannon. He called him “Archie Bunker,” and that is the best moniker you could give our Great Orange Leader.

I can see the TV sitcom character with his cigar, played by Carroll O’Connor, sitting in that old living room chair pontificating about life, liberty and who should be able to pursue happiness. He was direct, blunt and bigoted. Although Archie occasionally showed some heart, he never grew outside of his own determined world. Donald Trump is a modern-day Bunker.

Earlier this week we witnessed an unprepared president attempt to adlib his way around a press conference with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. The reaction to what happened during that event was substantial and immediate. Trump appeared weak and unhinged. But what got most people crazy was the fact that he, once again, gave Putin a pass on the efforts of his government to interfere with our 2016 election. The attack on our democracy doesn’t seem to be at all important to Trump.

There are some who say that Putin is frustrated that Russia has been disrespected since the fall of the Soviet Union. Like Adolf Hitler after the Treaty of Versailles was signed, Putin is using nationalism and revenge to work up his base. Everything Putin does is an attempt to bring Russia back to her glory days. In a sense, Putin is the Russian version of Archie Bunker, only he’s a smart, polished, poised actor and politician. He often looks down and clears his throat, but he’s always reloading while the other person is talking. He listens to the questions and creates a more believable diversion than our so-called leader. Trump is glaringly transparent at times and that is his greatest weakness. We can see straight through to ignorance and awkwardness.

To be clear, the “clarification” that Donald Trump attempted to pull off yesterday (7-17-18) was more the liar’s lament than a credible, digestible correction. The line that Trump asked for a mulligan was, “I don’t see any reason why it would be.” Trump on Tuesday said that he meant to say: “I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be [Russia].” But why argue about one word, read the whole transcript here.

In the context of the paragraph, it appeared to be the conclusion of a bigger point that President Trump was making, “With that being said, all I can do is ask the question. My people came to me, Dan Coats, came to me and some others they said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this: I don’t see any reason why it would be.”  Why would the President of the United States claim that all he can do with a Russian President is to ask him? If that is all Trump thinks he can do, then his own words deny rather than confront the truth.

There is one firm conclusion that anyone can make. Donald Trump is a lousy communicator. He doesn’t construct his thoughts (you know, the words) in a way that states his point clearly. Dan Coats and his team never said they “thought” it could be Russia, they said it was Russia. Why add vagueness to the Intelligence Community’s findings? “Findings” are conclusions, that is why we call them findings.

Like the young boy who tells his teacher that his dog ate his homework, the attempt to change one word in that press conference, his flimsy meā culpā, was nothing more than a shell game of distraction. It was clear to everyone watching that Trump believed Putin over his intelligence team. Some called it treason, while others just shook their head and walked away from their oath to protect the Constitution. Lots of shame to go around here.

Putin has found his puppet in Trump. The saddest part of this whole movie is that Trump doesn’t realize that he is being used by the former KGB agent. The most disgraceful aspect of the relationship between Trump and Putin is that it spits in the face of Trump’s America First promise. He’s lying to his followers and most of them don’t even comprehend they elected a traitor.

In the end, we heard what the Donald said in public, but we don’t know what he promised Putin in private. As most of what happens in this administration, we will learn later what Trump gave away.

Like the last-minute Republican platform being changed by the now incarcerated Paul Manafort to halt giving Ukraine weapon shipments, we will see how Russia has played this administration.

Like the delay of the implementation of sanctions against Putin that Congress voted almost unanimously to pass last year to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 US election and aggression in east Ukraine, Trump seems to be protecting the Kremlin. Were the sanctions ever implemented?

And who voted against the sanctions? Those lawmakers were, in the House, Justin Amash (R-Mich.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), John Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.), and in the Senate, Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) These are the people I want to ask which team they are on.

Isn’t it about time that all Americans stand up as Americans and decide to put America First by taking Trump out of the office. He’s in Putin’s pocket and no one seems to know why. Maybe Robert Mueller knows?

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:


DONALD TRUMP IS A TRAITOR

Putin Over-Powers Another President

When Donald Trump ran for president, he painted everyone who had come before him as weak and ineffective. And some of the people in this country voted for him, believing his rhetoric that he was a tough guy and a great deal maker. We’re not getting a do-over on this one.

If the last 18 months have shown me anything, it is that Trump is a horrible negotiator and unbelievably sheepish when he is face to face with anyone of power. He was critical of the sitting Prime Minister of Great Britain in a newspaper interview, but denied he said anything negative when standing next to Theresa May. Once again, he called it fake news, which is his go-to line once caught in a lie. The tape recording of the interview that Trump referenced in his denial showed that the reporting was exactly what he said. After all, the newspaper was The Sun, owned by the same person who owns Fox News. Maybe there is something mentally wrong with the 45th President.

So, Trump and Putin had a press conference after their short four-hour discussion today (7-16-2018), and Trump disappointed and embarrassed America stepping into so much crap. It would have been better if he left his shoes and the asshole standing in them in Finland.

Fox News said that the Donald seemed weak and unprepared when he was standing with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Even Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House of the United States spoke out, “There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world. That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals. The United States must be focused on holding Russia accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy.”

So what do we do now, America? We have a puppet president who is intimidated by strong men to such a degree that he makes unAmerican statements and actions which could harm our nation. Donald J. Trump has sided with Putin and Russia and believes that his own intelligence community cannot be trusted. Our president seems to be more worried about Russia selling gas and oil to Germany than the fact that Russia attempted to disrupt our democracy by meddling in our election.

Not surprisingly, Senator John McCain also rebuked the President after he witnessed Trump’s presentation “Today’s press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate. But it is clear that the summit in Helsinki was a tragic mistake.

President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

It is tempting to describe the press conference as a pathetic rout – as an illustration of the perils of under-preparation and inexperience. But these were not the errant tweets of a novice politician. These were the deliberate choices of a president who seems determined to realize his delusions of a warm relationship with Putin’s regime without any regard for the true nature of his rule, his violent disregard for the sovereignty of his neighbors, his complicity in the slaughter of the Syrian people, his violation of international treaties, and his assault on democratic institutions throughout the world.

Coming close on the heels of President Trump’s bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today’s press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency. That the president was attended in Helsinki by a team of competent and patriotic advisors makes his blunders and capitulations all the more painful and inexplicable.

No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail to speak the truth about an adversary; but speaking for America to the world, our president failed to defend all that makes us who we are—a republic of free people dedicated to the cause of liberty at home and abroad. American presidents must be the champions of that cause if it is to succeed. Americans are waiting and hoping for President Trump to embrace that sacred responsibility. One can only hope they are not waiting totally in vain.” GOD BLESS JOHN MCCAIN.

During the Helsinki press conference, Putin gave Trump a ceremonial soccer ball from the recently concluded World Cup in Moscow. South Carolina Republican Lyndsey Graham showed his thinking and sense of humor by saying, “Meddling & collusion are NOT the same thing. Russia did meddle in 2016 election & are trying it again. I’ve seen no evidence of collusion, plenty evidence of Russian meddling. Russia didn’t beat Clinton. Trump beat Clinton. Bad day for the US. Can be fixed. Must be fixed. Finally, if it were me, I’d check the soccer ball for listening devices and never allow it in the White House.”

The only way to right this ship is for Congress to remove Trump’s power over foreign policy. If the Republicans cannot rein him in, then America should vote more Democrats into office to balance this insanity. And if things get worse, we should not be so shy about advancing a discussion about impeachment. It is clear that Donald J. Trump is unfit to be President of the United States.

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:


PARDON ME, MR. PRESIDENT

Will Pence Pardon Citizen Trump?

It was not surprising seeing Kanye West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, walking up the driveway to the White House (5-29-2018). Under the misleading premise of a discussion on prison reform, the reality TV star was there to request a pardon of her great grandmother, who is serving a life sentence for a drug conviction. We won’t jump down that rabbit hole here, but it seems that those who backed Trump are attempting to cash in on those relationships. Isn’t this the kind of swamp stuff that Trump said he was going to drain and eliminate? Another lie, I guess.

The very next day, we got the news that Trump has awarded his fifth pardon since taking office. This time he announced it on Twitter, “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!” And if you don’t know who this is, it was someone who admitted to, and was convicted of, campaign fund violations. D’Souza is another right-winged radical conspiracy theory guy who once accused President Barack Obama of adopting “the cause of anti-colonialism” from his Kenyan father. He also once argued that Adolf Hitler was not “anti-gay.”

Although not legally necessary, Trump’s pardon of D’Souza did not go through the department’s Office of Pardon Attorney. No one is overseeing this pardoning activity that Trump is normalizing and will most likely use to demonstrate to anyone who sides with him not to fear breaking the law or the justice department.

How did D’Souza break the law? He was charged with making $20,000 in illegal campaign contributions to the New York Senate campaign of Wendy Long and for false statements made to the Federal Election Commission. In May 2014, D’Souza pleaded guilty to one felony count of making illegal contributions in the names of others. He was sentenced to five years’ probation, remanded to a “community confinement center” and made to pay a $30,000 fine. By the way, this is the same kind of crime that Michael Cohen could be charged with because of the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels. In a sense, it’s an in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign in order to shield the candidate from bad publicity.

In February 2018, Mr. D’Souza posted a series of tweets that mocked the survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. This Indian-American has been flinging excrement into the air in his books and films for years. Some of his films truly show Trump’s heart as it relates to pardons. They are also anti-Obama, anti-Clinton, and the like.

An objective observer might say that the President of the United States is giving the whole judicial process the middle finger and circumventing the notion of justice in America. But, he can do it. And there have been presidents in the past who probably have misused this responsibility and power as well.

The winner in this arena is president Harry S. Truman, who during his eight years in office signed clemency decrees 2,044 times, including 1,913 pardons, 118 commutations and 13 remissions. And we all remember that Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon, effectively ending his political career.

Article II of the Constitution clearly says that the President of the United States shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

The good news here is the President cannot pardon anyone in the government who has been impeached, and that would include himself. That activity would put him above the law, and we know that no man or woman is above the law in America. If the President does something  on the level of major crimes or misdemeanors while he is in office, the only way to deal with him personally is impeachment.

On May 2, 2018, the Washington Post commented on the pardon of Joe Arpaio and said it best, “Trump’s political allies are now above the law. Those who abuse their law enforcement powers — particularly against ethnic minorities — will be rewarded. But Trump’s move was also widely seen by legal experts as a not-so-subtle hint to potential witnesses in the ongoing criminal investigations into the president and his campaign: If you stay loyal, there might be a pardon waiting for you, too.”

And that brings us to a likely scenario. A Special Counsel has been working on a case for more than a year and has delivered dozens of indictments and guilty pleas. It’s reasonable to believe there is some bad weather coming for the Donald J. Trump presidency. And if the Democrats gain seats in both the House and Senate in the Fall 2018 midterm election, there could be a vote for impeachment and trial in the Senate. Although that is highly unlikely.

Let’s play out this fantasy. After Trump creates a civil war in America, will the newly minted President Pence pardon Trump? Yes, and that pardon will come after our Great Orange Leader pardons all the people who, in his eyes, have been unfairly convicted of their crimes. Rather than respecting the rule of law and the votes of juries, Trump will circumvent the system and create law by signature.

The founding fathers wrote the notion of pardon into the Constitution so that injustices of a corrupt Judiciary Branch could be halted by the Executive Branch. Even if we attempted to add an amendment to take this power away, we would unwittingly give too much power to the Judiciary. Courts are used as a tool in tyrannical regimes to send away forever people they don’t like.

We have a President who is doing all the things he accused other Presidents and political opponents of. Trump is a politician with no redeeming value. All he has done is advance racism, Alt-Right dogma, nationalistic isolationism, trade wars and his rich-people-first agenda. But there are elections coming and votes matter.

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LEAKS & LIES & LOOSE LIPS

Trump Wants to Help Chinese Workers?

We have seen it all now. Our Great Orange Leader has no problem putting people down or saying horrible things about them and that modus operandi has dripped into others in the Swamp House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. What these immature Trump lackies don’t understand is that anything and everything said on the reality TV show known as the Trump administration will be revealed. Who is doing this?

High polarity in a workplace naturally brings high drama. Some people think they are being funny because they are under the illusion that Trump himself is pleased by sarcasm and humor. Full disclosure here; I have never laughed at anything Donald J. Trump has said. His humor is the worst kind of Dad humor, not funny and, at its best, teetering only on corny.

Yesterday (5-14-2018), the Donald tweeted out what appears to be a joke, “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!”

Now had this been a hack, I could understand it. But what our President is now saying our country is supposed to help a Chinese company, ZTE, because China has lost too many jobs. After telling us that China has raped us, has taken advantage of America and has even been a currency manipulator, Trump now wants to put China First on this issue. This is freaking outrageous.

It appears to be okay for a staff member of the White House to malign an American hero as he walks the last mile of his life. There was already a pattern established by Trump saying that John McCain’s P.O.W status did not make him a hero. Now we can just spit on a dying man and walk away with a clear conscience? Who are these people? They are more concerned about leaking co-workers than the pain they dish out.

The reason people leak conversations after meetings and confabs is because Trump himself leaks every night during his reassuring phone calls with rich people. The Donald doesn’t even realize that “leaking” is a sport in D.C. which the cunning use to step over people and speak truth to power. Unfortunately, with the Trump administration very little truth comes out, so speaking honestly is the duty of the free press, as it should be.

Through the “genius” of Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, we learned over the weekend that Trump himself ordered the Justice Department to stop the Time Warner – AT&T merger. Then, quickly, we got a correction. Trump had nothing to do with DOJ suit against the merger. The flip-flops and self-inflicted wounds of this President result from the lack of discussion and thought that normally goes into presidential speech.

With so many lies blasting out of this White House, it’s hard to know if even the leaks are based on facts. The many loose lips in that swampland guarantee that the only consistent reality of this show will be employee turnover. People will constantly be fired and sent away because those government employees’ only power is to be wined and dined by the press. It’s like taking candy from a baby. They are either disgruntled, or simply amused, at seeing their words under the cloak of an unnamed source.

It will be interesting to hear the justification Team Trump will bring out of the oven on this save- a-Chinese-company decree from President Goofball. We have workers here in the U.S.A. who desperately need jobs, so would someone please tell me why are we going to savage a tech giant in China? Does the Chinese President Xi have a vested interest in this company? We will never know. There is little transparency in a “communist” country.

If Donald Trump really believes anyone is going to buy this radical move, he’s crazy. If the people in his base let him give jobs to China before getting our unemployment down to zero percent, he’s abandoning one of his basic campaign promises about why he would be a good president. Do his followers even understand what he is attempting to pull off? He’s reneging on a PROMISE.

Trump is susceptible to doing things which he thinks will please his friends, rather working for the benefit of all Americans. This could be the true test of whether Russia has a grip on Trump and whether he’s a little afraid. China could financially crush us by calling in all the loans. Maybe in his personal business circle our President is afraid of Russia demanding repayments of the loans to Eric, Don, Jr. and the Trump Enterprises?

If I was all powerful, the leakers, the liars and all the loose lips would be expelled from the White House. That would include the main leaker.

 

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GRAND JURY JUGERNAUT

Will Trump Do the Right Thing?

No man is above the law. Those who know history will recollect that it was Teddy Roosevelt who made that sentiment famous. “No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.” Theodore Roosevelt’s face is on Mt. Rushmore. People who know Donald Trump personally, claim that one of the Donald’s fantasies is to have his face on the mountain along with Teddy, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. May God pull the hammers from any men or women who would attempt to place Trump’s mug on that sacred edifice.

Things are getting interesting in Washington, DC. The Trump legal team has used their old tactic of releasing information they thought would help their client. Jay Sekulow, one of Trump’s many attorneys, took notes during the discussions with the Special Counsel’s team and constructed 49 questions, all in a row, that would likely be posed to the President by the Special Counsel. It was all the President’s men who released these inquiries, not some dark, mysterious, deep-state operative out to get the sitting president.

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This is a pattern. It’s like using the Republicans on the House Committee to release a bogus version of the investigation with a conclusion of no collusion by the Trump election campaign. And then, prompted by the inner circle at the White House, the Republicans pushed to get the James Comey memos which he put on file after each meeting with Trump. Within five minutes, those memos were leaked to the press. Trump felt the memos were proof that he did nothing wrong, but they brought the Comey matter to the front page, again. The memos helped the former Director of the FBI sell books but they did absolutely nothing for Trump’s case.

Trump thinks telling the truth is a trap. He even posted this on Twitter today (5-2-2018), “There was no Collusion (it is a Hoax) and there is no Obstruction of Justice (that is a setup & trap). What there is is Negotiations going on with North Korea over Nuclear War, Negotiations going on with China over Trade Deficits, Negotiations on NAFTA, and much more. Witch Hunt!” (We always copy and paste Mr. Trump’s tweets. Sorry about the mistakes.)

Yes, Mr. President, it is a set-up and a trap where people will ask you a few questions about what you knew and when you knew it. Trump was eager to bring his presidential opponent before a court of law and lock her up. He stated that he thinks reporters should be put in jail to force reveal of their sources. And now he is faced with a potential subpoena to appear before a grand jury. What will he do?

If he “pleads the fifth,” it will be tantamount to admitting he did something wrong. We know what Trump has said about those who use their Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate themselves. Trump is on video at an Iowa campaign rally saying, “The mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?”

Donald Trump may get two accolades before he leaves office, worst president and worst legal client, ever. And his legal team must consider this. If Donald Trump appears before a grand jury, he will have no lawyers sitting next to him. And that’s when this “no man is above the law” thing would kick in. And we are sure that if this happens, as it did in the Clinton scandals, the Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether the President of the United States is above the law. This would be a perfect “Constitutional Crisis” which is generally not good for the democratic process.

If the Justices were to decide that a sitting President didn’t have to answer for anything they’ve done before being elected, during their campaign or while in office, it would send a violent bolt through the foundation of our law. The shift would codify the thinking that the President of this country is different and immune to the laws of the land. Isn’t that what we fought against in the Revolutionary War? Do we really want a king in the White House? To borrow a term that Trump likes to use, it would be disgraceful if the Supreme Court said that a president doesn’t have to testify in court. No man is above the law.

Donald Trump is not a man of law. He is a shallow person of whim and self-interest, the most corrupt president in the history of the United States. We will all learn the truth soon, but will we as Americans be able to deal with it?

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POOR RONNY JACKSON

Trump Ruins Another Chance

Donald J. Trump is a disastrous failure. He has clearly demonstrated the many disabilities which prevent him from doing his job as the top executive in the country. The case of Dr. Ronny Jackson is the latest example of the White House’s chaotic, haphazard journey through Governance 101. The people who surround this president have neither the nerve nor the knowledge to stop these horrific mistakes. Even the most unskilled observer can simply count the number of people who don’t work out in this administration. If you claim that you will have this “really great vetting” and then you have to reject people after you nominate them, you are a colossal crash.

Listening to Donald Trump on Fox News this morning (4-26-2018), I’m reminded of a babbling old lady on too much coffee. He talked more about Kanye West than Dr. Ronny Jackson. He bounced between subjects like a kid who didn’t take his Ritalin. Why does he feel the need to keep patting himself on the back? I guess now that President Macron of France is gone, he must pleasure himself. What a buffoon. He paints himself the victim and claims everyone is out to get him. Paranoia and power are never good ingredients to mix.

Our Great Orange Leader had a chance to move forward and find a highly qualified person to fix the broken Veterans Administration. It’s rather funny that he said he wanted his private pilot to run the Federal Aviation Administration and his personal doctor to run the VA. It’s like promoting the bag boy at the grocery store to head up the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Makes sense, right? I mean that kid handles more produce in a day than anyone presently in government.

Here are some basic stats on the VA from NBC News: There are 150 VA hospitals, 820 VA community-based outpatient clinics and 300 VA Vet Centers, which offer counseling, suicide prevention and other services. The expanding number of people involved in this enterprise is breathtaking. There were 5.69 million patients in 2013, with 8.92 million people enrolled in VA health care system. There are 3.84 million veterans getting VA disability compensation and 310,000 veterans receiving VA pensions.

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs claims that 377,805 people work for the VA and the American Federation of Government Employees represents 230,000 VA employees. It’s clear that the person who runs the Veteran Administration must have experience in dealing with a large labor force and unions. This is a major undertaking.

Perhaps Dr. Jackson has gotten enough beyond his personal problems and alleged prescription drug malfeasance such that he could have done a good job with such an important administration, but the damage is done. A person who was a trusted medical advisor to our Presidents is now not worthy of that job. He cannot stay in his current position, let alone be promoted.

But the more important aspect of this embarrassing event is that the President of the United States is not a clear-thinking human being. Dissonance, distortions and delusions have permanently damaged this dingbat’s brain. Listening to our raving lunatic of a president talking to his enablers on Fox News was frightening on many levels. When will someone explain to the Donald that his frame of reference on the people he considers for these jobs is limited and unqualified? He needs help but refuses to ask for it.

Before Trump antics delivers a massive dose of Ambien to the whole nation, there are some important issues to accomplish. First, we need to prepare the nation for a new president, albeit, President Mike Pence who would be a dull and dogmatically driven fake president, just like Trump.

This morning on Fox News channel, Trump dodged the questions about the decision of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to “take the fifth.” He is now distancing himself from Cohen and his businesses. For those playing along at home, taking the “Fifth Amendment” is a guaranteed protection in the Constitution that says no person “shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” Trump in the past has said, “The mob takes the Fifth Amendment. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” So now we see that the President’s “fixer” has been declared guilty by his boss.

Trump stood by Dr. Ronny Jackson for about 17 hours. That’s perhaps the maximum amount of allegiance that can be expected from the man who demands a loyal pledge from all his minions. Trump’s attacks on anyone with a critical word about him is a never-ending disorder that no doctor can cure. We are already seeing the president’s gentle but obvious disengagement from Michael Cohen. If Trump thinks he has a “get-out-of-jail” pardon card to finally put an end to all his pain, he is dreadfully wrong. The investigation into this corrupt administration and broke-dick president will continue and, in time, we will learn what is truly missing in Donald Trump. He has no core moral value.

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.