A POST PARKLAND PRESIDENT

Trump Trips Over an Opportunity

President Donald Trump attempted to shame Congressional leaders in a White House meeting by saying they are afraid of the National Rifle Association. He ranted about how strange it was that an 18-year-old could buy an assault rifle, but not a handgun until he turned 21. He boasted that he had instructed his Attorney General to investigate executing a ban on “bum stocks” a device that turns a semi-automatic firearm into an automatic killing machine. That device was used in Las Vegas during the largest American mass shooting. It’s important to point out that the tragedy happened more than five months ago.

The President has done little. Congress has passed an omnibus bill, a catch all of budget funds, that had some “school safety” money in it, but they haven’t addressed any of the fundamental issues. A casual observer might suggest that the NRA got to Trump and turned him around. The NRA controls Congress and if they don’t act, nothing substantial gets done.

The student protest last weekend (3-24-2018) took place in Washington, DC and cities all over the country and the world. But the old white guys in Washington missed the reality that these protestors are feeding the voter rolls. The youth of the nation has taken up a cause to march for their own lives.

When Donald Trump was shown pictures of Syrian children being gassed, he dropped a couple of bombs within days. I guess no one showed him the pictures of American kids in classrooms lying in their own blood. Maybe someone should confront him with those images. Maybe that could break the spell the NRA has cast over all those with power in Washington. This organization claims their root origins are rifle and gun safety, but their rhetoric is political and ideological. The organization is no longer just a lobbyist. They are, in-effect, a political action committee with guns.

One could ask a simple question. If President Trump cares so much about going after radical terrorism in America – in the name of Mexican cartel gangs – why is it so easy for them to get assault weapons? The NRA fights hard to thwart any gun control, meaning they are complicit with arming the bad guys. Can’t our governmental leaders see that?

I had the pleasure of going to one of the many rallies (Sarasota, FL) and was totally impressed with the young people who spoke. Many of the people I heard graduated from Stoneman Douglas High School, had friends who attended the school or were just kids with a strong message. These are fresh and honest voices who understand the game. They know who is responsible in Washington for their lack of action. This isn’t Pollyanna optimism.

The messaging of the one million student marchers was consistent. It was as if a schooled marketing expert had guided the way, or maybe these kids are experts. They learned social media techniques from a very early age and they used those skills to bring masses of protesters together. They also know that they have to change the system, or at least the people who rule, to get what they want.

And what exactly do they want? First, safe schools. That is a non-partisan issue. Then more gun controls. They want the age limit raised to 21-years of age for gun ownership. They talked about universal background checks, which, from this writer’s perspective, means a national database. Those words make a certain organization nervous.

When kids cheer, “Hey, Hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?” they get the clenched fists and jaws of the NRA. And they get Fox News with blowhards saying that they are somehow part of a left-wing conspiracy. That is not going to deter these young thinkers. They have figured out that gun violence is the problem. Even Sir Paul McCartney marched in New York. He pointed out that one of his best friends was killed by gun violence. You might remember him, John Lennon.

Trump was presented an opportunity to unite one demographic group here, and he blew it. The message that was sent must have been written by the weekend communications intern. It read: “We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today. Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the President’s.”

Yes, this is the moment you realize that no one is steering this ship and a person named Lindsay Walters, White House spokeswoman, was the only connective tissue between the issue and the President, who was busy playing golf. Donald Trump doesn’t care about gun law reform. He’s another do nothing President.

After Trump’s dinner with the NRA, he sold his soul and the lives of thousands of students in America by trying to please a group he believes controls his base. As we walked from the protest last weekend with our signs, a large truck came around the bend and I could see the NRA sticker in the window. The driver leaned out and yelled, “You fucking idiots!” Then it dawned on me. There are millions of NRA members who fear their guns will be taken away. These are the Trump people.

According to the Celebrity Net Worth website, the CEO of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, is worth $10 million and his annual take averages around $1 million but has been as high as $5 million. So, he’s not only protecting guns, he’s guarding a sizable income. Think about it. He makes more money than the President of the United States. The NRA is the opposing force to getting better laws and systems for gun regulation.

If Trump would have watched the TV coverage of the marches, he would have seen the crowds were much bigger than his inauguration. The President should realize that many of these kids will be voting in 2020. If he has any serious desire to get re-elected, he should have responded with a little more gravitas and meaning than the plastic drivel of that canned statement. Maybe he was thinking more about a porn star, a bunny and a singer than the safety of Americans in our schools.

Donald Trump has deeply sunken in his own swamp. He is complicit and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is a con man politician looking out only for himself. In the end, this New York political boss will get richer from being President because he’s changing laws to benefit himself and his family. His attempt to become an American oligarch must be foiled, now.

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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.

 


BANG, BANG, YOU’RE DEAD

An Open Letter to High School Students of America

As an America more than five times your age, I come to you with some advice and I urge you to listen. In my life, I was opposed to the Vietnam war. My friends and fellow students were being sent 7,400 miles to fight a war we hardly understood. Some of my friends were killed. It was obvious that my government didn’t understand what we felt. History has revealed the lies and illegal actions of the “adults” running the United States of America during that dark time. It was a bi-partisan effort to kill us.

You have been awakened by a demonic tragedy and the misuse of a lethal weapon. You are joining hands and marching and chanting. You want to make a difference. We are with you. We care about you. We cry for you. We will march with you. We understand what you are saying. Wisdom of the past will help you. Learn about civil disobedience and your right to peacefully assemble. This isn’t going to be easy.

To end the Vietnam war, we had to expose the lies. We needed help from the free press and, in some cases, brave whistle-blowers with valuable documents like the Pentagon Papers. Google it. We had to see blood being spilled on the nightly news and middle America had to understand that these were “our boys” who were bleeding in the jungles. Your classroom floors will be cleaned, but you will never forget the terror you experienced. You need to bring that horror to the public. They need to understand what happened. As macabre and disrespectful as some might think, pictures of bloody bodies would make Congress wake up and start talking about solutions.

Next, I want you to know that the NRA and pro-gun factions in this great nation of ours will see you as the enemy. They will come after you and they will attack you. They won’t be using guns; they will be using propaganda. They will do research on you and your parents, and they will disclose connections to anything that even hints at “left-wing radical” associations. They will claim that you are being funded by Democratic Super PACs and you will hear the name George Soros. Do not listen to these talking heads on TV. They are not your friends. They will be attacking your cause célèbre and the fact that you have a platform; you have a voice. Do not get sucked into their nonsense.

If you start to make inroads in your quest to get gun regulations, they will attack you on very personal levels. They will circulate rumors about your sex life, they will put you on an enemy list, they will infiltrate your schools and try to get other students to rally against you. It’s an old playbook and I am simply reading a few pages from it. You will hear the term, “outside agitators,” which is code for linking you to some communist left-winged group. Do not stray from your message.

The NRA is a very powerful lobbyist group and they will pour money into defeating you. Be careful when they say they want to meet with you. And be extremely on guard when it comes to Donald Trump. He will tell you he is open to review and modification of the gun laws. He will suggest that he is “evolving” on the issue. He will even issue a memo to his Attorney General to “look into” whether “bump stocks” are legal, while he uses executive order to push almost a million dreamers to the edge of panic. He waited four and half months after the Las Vegas shooting to write his memo. Score a D- for him.

In the end, Trump will listen to the gun hawks and will walk away from you when the story dies. He already left behind the dead bodies in Las Vegas, Texas and the other killing fields. Donald Trump is not your friend. He will use you to placate moderate Republicans. Donald Trump is not an inadequate President, he’s an inadequate person.

You need to learn the terms of the Second Amendment and their importance to the far right in America. They will continue to let you die to save this sentence: A well -regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Now let’s talk about the March 24, 2018 march on Washington you are planning. Get as many people as you can to attend this event and don’t worry about who will promote it. You know how to use the internet and social media to motivate people.  Do it! You also need to think about giving marchers advice on where to stay and how to get around once there. Get the National Park people to help you. That’s their job. They did it for Martin Luther King, Jr. and they did it for the Million Man March and they did it for right wing groups. They are there for you. And be sure to read up on other rallies and protests in the Capitol, here.

And finally, you must continually state your goal. You must be extremely clear in what you are demanding. An 18-year-old kid can’t buy a beer or a hand-gun but can buy an AR-15 (semi-automatic rifle) and you must change the laws. You must not waiver. If we got Nixon to end the Vietnam War, you surely can motivate a bunch of old white guys to listen. If they don’t, vote them out. Just stay the course, there will be many of them to vote out.

Dwight C. Douglas

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.

 

 

 


DREAMERS VS. ILLEGALS

Trump’s Name Games

It amazes me how Americans get sucked so easily into fads, phrases and fallacies. We gravitate toward simple thoughts to arm ourselves with a snappy retort to appear smart. These are mostly talking points from “our side” but they appear stupid when put under the microscope. We repeat some slogan that has been hammered into our skull by self-serving politicians or repetitive usage by the media.

The minority party Democrats thought they would pull off a crafty move last week by shutting down the government for leverage against the White House’s scattered statements about a fix for DACA. The Deferred Action executive order that President Obama had signed to get around Congress’s lack of action helped more than 600,000 undocumented aliens who were brought to this country illegally when they were kids. Obama’s DACA set Trump up to knock it down.

Majority Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell quickly framed the discussion with the word, “illegals”, while the Democrats were concentrating on DACA and immigration reform. Either McConnell or Trump, most likely both, branded the shutdown as the #SchumerShutdown, which, with the help of Russian bots, became the winning label. It may have also inadvertently elevated Schumer’s power.

The Democrats should realize that they aren’t good at marketing phrases and that putting Trump’s name on something doesn’t make it good. Look at all those buildings with his name on them, not special. Along with the Schumer alliteration, the majority players managed to make it seem like the donkey party was hurting government workers because of their love of illegal immigrants.

Now, we sit back and watch how the White House takes credit for ending the shutdown, just as the Donald tweeted that the women’s march was all about him. Name games, sleight of hand and the audacity to believe he is always right are just some of many personality-disorders this man embodies.

What we get from the real Trump is a combative, argumentative posture that might be his interpretation of what politicians are supposed to do. It could also be, as one medical professional said recently, “Maybe he’s not crazy; maybe he’s just a jerk.”

All his spokespeople carry the same gene. They argue instead of informing or convincing the public that the policy is a good idea. Often a “journalist” will ask a question and the interviewee responds, “I disagree with the premise of your question” and then begins an assault of the media. Why? Why not answer the question, make your point and move on? Why is everything an argument?

The whole premise of who won the shutdown is stupid. It wasn’t even a good shutdown, lasting only from midnight Friday until Monday afternoon. No one was really hurt. No one gained anything but a weak promise to debate broader immigration reform with no guarantee this won’t happen again. The whole non-event could have been avoided if the President of the United States had done his job.

Candidate and citizen Trump had no problems explaining how the President should step in and fix the broken system. Instead he decided to just say no, after flip-flopping and defensive posturing and insulting Africa and Haiti and all the people of color of the world. He said he would sign anything they brought him and then he said no to everything they suggested. What a feckless third-rate politician, not the one you all voted for, right?

If you are looking for some answers about why people don’t approve of Trump, look no further than what he has done so far. Our public lands and historical places are less secure from the menace of development. The world influence, sported in trade, diplomacy and climate protection, is gone. People in the red domains may think this president is strong, funny and truly leading, but he’s mucking up most things.

Congress figured out over the weekend that more would get done without the Donald involved. And if the Democrats don’t get DACA in February, they will shut down the government again. If you blame them for trying, or just go along with the premise that Trump must know what he is doing, you are still wrong. The deeper the divide between the sides in America, and the hate that has surfaced against minorities and religions, is all on Trump. He can craft funny names for things, but in the end he will be judged not for what he accomplished, but what will have to be fixed after he leaves.

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.

 


LEAST RACIST PERSON

Trump’s Personal Feedback Loop

An alcoholic typically underestimates the number of drinks they’ve had. A drug addict lives in denial and focuses on the next fix. Racists avoid that little dark spot in their soul and never admit the defect was placed there by someone else. People are not racists in a vacuum. Humans are not born as racists. And today (1-15-2018), on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it might be quite appropriate to explore this subject.

Donald Trump gets into trouble with his mouth. He can line up his fine men to lie for him, but that doesn’t change what is inside this man’s heart. Our great Orange Leader looks down his nose at many different minority groups with his words, deeds and actions.

No one person can know if they are the most or least of any description or label they could place on themselves. I might say, I am the cleverest writer in the world. But how can I know that without intimate knowledge of the work of millions of other writers? That’s hardly a possible feat. So, who gave the Donald the power to examine all people on the Earth to determine their personal racism so he can declare his is the least?

What is racism? Well, the dictionary says, Racism is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. And to rub some salt in the wound, racism is the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

It’s quite amazing that with Donald J. Trump’s “fine education” at military school and then at a “very good school” (Wharton Business School), Trump must have missed learning what words really mean. And now, we must deal with this major flaw in our 45th President.

Trump antagonizes as his main tactic. He directs that antagonization toward minorities, women and enemies. Does Donald Trump really believe he is superior to certain groups of people? His obsession with Barack Obama is an attempt to delegitimize him as an American. The leap between not being born on American soil, to labeling him as an “outsider,” to the notion that Obama is inferior because he was part African has been obvious from the beginning.

Trump has described himself as having “superior genes” and pronounced this as the reason he would always do better than others. He attributed his talents to his DNA, his gene pool, which determine race, color of skin, color of hair, and the like, but doesn’t guarantee success or failure. Trump believes his success draws a direct line between his “whiteness” and his power.

We have already heard him say how smart he is, even going so far to announce that he is “a very stable genius.” I.Q. is a sticky wicket. Once you declare your score, you will spend the rest of your days answering the question, “If you’re so damn smart then why (insert embarrassing question here)?”  If you are so smart and superior to us, Mr. Trump, then why the hell do more than 60% of the country think you are full of shit?

Like the drunk who keeps saying he wants one more drink, or the junky heating up one more spoon of love, Donald Trump wanders around the White House with his “executive time” of idle hours believing he is superior to other people.  He can say he’s the least racist person and that he never said “shithole countries” but it’s a little too late. Everyone knows he lies. He constantly denies anything he thinks the public, and especially the press, think was a mistake.

Let’s focus on the impact of what’s happening here. Trump doesn’t care about the so-called “Dreamers.” He would prefer to deport them all and start over with a whiter America. But he fails to understand the tide of demographics and the needs of millions of voting minorities in this country.

Women, of whatever color, deserve respect, thus the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. African-Americans must be protected from police brutality and malpractice, as all citizens must be, thus #BlackLivesMatter. Hispanic or Latina Americans are on the march and they will not be stopped. Trump can complain about how they all got here, and scream about the need for his ill-advised wall, but immigrants are a major part of the American DNA. All Americans must be served, not antagonized, by this president, the leader of the free world.

That brings us to the question of President Donald Trump’s status as a card-carrying racist. If we are using words and actions to determine the definition of a man or, as Martin Luther King, Jr. would have said, if we judge Donald Trump not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character, then, yes, Donald Trump is a racist.

He can deny it all he wants, but in the end, Donald Trump has just enough Richard Nixon, a dab of George Wallace and a heap of Fred Trump in his DNA to make him a terrible person; clearly unfit for office. It would be easy to say Trump’s attitudes are due to misaligned gene placement, but maybe the Donald was just raised to be a racist.

In 1927, during a KKK parade that turned into a riot, two Italian-Americans were murdered and many people were arrested. One of those arrested was Fred Trump of 175-24 Devonshire Road in Jamaica, New York, Donald Trump’s father. It’s unclear why he was there, but it does beg this question. Why did Donald Trump deny his father’s presence there for so many years? It’s another part of a sad pattern of lies, denials and deep-seated need for Trump to cleanse his image. Racism is a cancer that, certainly, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. would say can be cured with love and understanding. Trump needs to fix DACA and show some love.

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.

 


DONALD TRUMP IS A RACIST

No Shithole, Sherlock!

Stereotypes of people from certain countries are unfair to all Americans. After all, the reasons people leave their countries is to get away from poverty, pain, anarchy, or persecution. To judge a man by the country he fled from is unfair and diabolical. Let’s remember that Trump’s grandfather left Germany to come to America, and we know the trouble that country caused after the Trumps left. Perhaps the Donald should consider his own roots to realize the privileged life he has experienced because of immigration.

Lying is a detrimental habit of this person presently sitting in the Oval Office. I was so moved by Trump’s comments about Africans and Haitians during a meeting on DACA and immigration that I wanted to write something light and airy:

There once was a man from New York,
He traveled with his knife and fork.
His first instinct is to slash,
God Almighty is his cash.
He cuts down the immigrants,
Daily acts of a sycophant.
Gets his intelligence from TV,
Will ruin this place, you’ll see.
Everyone else is wrong,
His slogans are just his songs.
He sings for the far right,
He blamed Obama again tonight.
What are we to do about this maniac,
Not a truthful leader, just another hack.
A politician who lies with a sour pout,
Trump speaks, dissolves all his clout.
This man will leave this earth one day,
For now, nothing left to do but pray.

After calling these countries “Shitholes,” we didn’t have to wait too long before the President of the United States attempted to get out of the shithole in which he landed.

Look at these tweets (1-12-2018): Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said “take them out.” Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. Probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!

He is right. We don’t trust him. Who could trust a person who says one thing and the very next hour denies or tries to change what he said? He compounds the damage and builds the case for impeachment. The 25th Amendment looks like a quicker-fixer-upper now.

Trump already claimed that all Haitians have AIDS. Now he tries to placate his Mar-a-Lago workers from that country and the critics who are denouncing him. It’s too late Mr. Trump. This just in…

Dick Durbin, Democrat Whip and Senior Senator from Illinois, who was in the meeting, verified those terrible words which have been reported. Checkmate, Cheeto.

After Durbin confirmed Trump’s “shithole” comment, he said that Trump’s comments were “vile and racist” and have no place in the White House. We don’t need a recording, Trump, we have an eye-witness who was in the room. I hope that our Great Orange Leader has a good annual physical exam today, but a complete examination should include an MRI of his brain. For the sake of the nation, check his brain.

The Daily News had the best cover today. It really speaks for itself.

And when we look back on this whole Donald Trump presidency, we will be talking about how a man who thought he was smarter than all the generals, richer than all the billionaires, and better than all the other presidents, imploded and flamed out in front of the whole world. This man is a real DUD and the worst President ever. It’s a dark and desperate time for my favorite country. Impeachment is a remedy for this sickness.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE HEAD COMPLAINER

Trump’s Mar-A-Largo Boredom

I love when people say, “It’s time to take off the gloves!” as if punching someone with your bare knuckles would do more damage to the person you are fighting. The real result of punching with no gloves is damage to your own hands. But in the spirit of over-using the cliché, maybe this year I will take the gloves off.

First, this low-life con man, who the manipulated masses elected to the most important office in the land, keeps forcing himself into every conversation at the New Year’s Eve party. I didn’t invite this person to attend my party and I wish he would shut up and go home.

I don’t give a rat’s ass how much golf the douche bag plays, but I am increasing irritated by his constant stream of negativity. “No wall, No DACA!” comes right after Trump tweeted about bi-partisanship in the New Year. We get it asshole, you want a freaking wall to compensate for some limp, failing body part.

He keeps pressing himself and longing for attention, like a spoiled-little brat who was deprived of his mother’s breasts and constantly craved his father’s attention. Just as the year was ending, he complained about the Post Office not charging Amazon enough to deliver their packages on the weekend. What a dipshit! He doesn’t realize that thousands of postal workers earn overtime to work those packages. What does he want the Post Office to do, give the business back to FedEx and UPS? CNN, yes, CNN, did a great job analyzing this latest blunder by Trump in this article. Donald J. Trump is one of the most unqualified, ill-equipped and naïve people we have ever elected President.

He tries to pump his low numbers in the polls by quoting a one-off that showed him with a decent score. He continually slams Fake News and seems to lack the ability to relax and enjoy his family during the holidays. And then, while millions of Americans are suffering through some of the coldest temperatures in decades, he tweets that the country could use some global warming. His modicum of knowledge of anything science-oriented embarrasses the citizens of this great nation and makes them feel worse, not better. If confronted, he will say that he was just kidding. The joke is on you, bozo. The sea level in West Palm Beach is expected to rise five to six feet and maybe Trump will live long enough to see Mar-a-Largo under water.

He throws a bone to The New York Times, the newspaper he seems to hate the most, with what the Times termed a rambling monologue. You don’t need to ask him any questions, simply turn on the mic or camera and let this idiot babble.

The Donald is like a circus monkey; throw a peanut and sit back and watch him do tricks. He relentlessly rambles and violently vomits his vile viewpoints and reconstructed truths, commonly known as lies. He made sure he worked in “there was no collusion” more than sixteen times. This baboon is more worried about dissing the dossier than making any sense. He is the walking, talking embodiment of the “implication of the opposite,” not comprehending that the more he denies the more it seems like he is guilty.

He blamed China of violating the sanctions against North Korea and claimed he “caught them RED HANDED” without any awareness of the pun or the accuracy of the accusation. What a dickhead to say on Twitter that China was in violation of an international order, when he is attempting to work with them. Why wouldn’t he simply pick up the phone and call their leader to discuss? Their government sent a message that they are not in violation and take the UN agreement very seriously. Another horrible glitch in the rancid brain of the “leader” of the free world.

There are a lot of people who don’t want to talk about impeachment because they can’t see a high crime or misdemeanor being committed here, but what about a lack of judgement and putting the country into a threatened position? This great Orange Leader isn’t taken seriously by the competent world leaders, and those with direct contact know that he is a liar.

I have said from the beginning that Donald Trump should be impeached for lying. And that I truly believe that the founding fathers assumed that the President of the United States of America would tell the truth to the people of this land. Our current president, with his corpulent orange body, will exploit his position for wealth and power until most of the voters stand up and force this fraud from his position. We need to rid ourselves of this whinny complainer and get on to better things. If he wants to know why he isn’t doing better in the polls, it’s because he always seems to have to put down someone. He’s slowly running out of “someones” to put down.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


THE WORST YEAR FOR AMERICA

Trump Never Ceases to Embarrass

As we end this glorious year, a quick look back from the insanity of last year’s presidential campaign, that blossomed into a full-blown theater of the absurd this year, can give us no warm feelings. 32-35% of America think the great Orange Leader is doing a good job, while at least 65% disapprove of his governance. I contend that 20-25% of those who dislike his work also do not like him as a person.

People are full of distrust. According to the most recent figures from Gallup, approval of Congress is at 16 percent. Clearly, the voters have a low respect for the current leader of the free world and less regard for those who we elected to represent us. Why is this?

When President Trump speaks, he doesn’t focus on the positive. He always has to put-down, slam or berate someone or something. This leads to a net result of cynicism and negative reinforcement. It’s almost as if a victory for Trump isn’t significant unless someone else can be bullied and trashed as the loser. Trump has no ability to accept any criticism and can never admit that he may have been wrong. His most repulsive habit is his demand for righteousness.

It’s fitting that we write our last missive of this year on the shortest day of the calendar, for the darkness cannot come quick enough for this writer. We wait for that time when we can stagger back into the cave and attempt to forget about this notorious coward and his ghastly offense to our nation. There was not one day this year when I didn’t feel embarrassed that we have him as our President.

Deep down inside, I don’t want to find out that there was some conspiracy to fix the election with the Russians. That would only make me more nauseous and depressed. That anyone would collaborate, or even collude, with a foreign power against other Americans makes my stomach knot. I hope they find out that the current president was not involved in such an immoral mission. We don’t need a “pussy grabber” in the White House, but worse, we must never have a traitor in our midst.

Yes, colluding or collaborating or even scheming with the enemy should, without a doubt, be grounds for imprisonment and even execution. But we don’t do that in America. We could never admit that Richard Nixon, a felon of demonic stature, should serve one day in jail because we don’t imprison our politicians. We can shame them out of office, with some getting their pensions, but we never haul them off in a paddy wagon to rot in a jail. We save those spaces for drug addicts and those who have committed high crime and misdemeanors of another nature. You know, minorities and ingrates.

But there is a reason we have a two-party system, not birthed by the Declaration of Independence, or the Bill of Rights or the Constitution, but born in the houses of Congress to slow down major decisions. Yes, when we complain about how slow Congress is we are only applying what seems like a proper timeline for today’s frantic lifestyle, not how the system was designed.

It took 11 months for the Donald to get his big tax cut. Had he outlined it in detail and wrote it himself, he could have sped up the process but, rightfully, someone reminded him that it wasn’t his job to write a bill. And there isn’t an expert worth his salt in America who doesn’t see the 2017 tax legislation for what it is, a double down on the old “trickle down” theory. Giving large tax cuts to corporations and rich people is a medium-term myth that won’t solve the middle-class budget problem fast enough and help those most affected.

Trump cannot seem to win the popular vote or approval. The Russian probe eats away at his credibility. He denies so much which leads many people to ask the question, “What is the truth?” His dismissal of so many members of his team this year speaks to his inability to vet and hire the right people, while his obsessive and abusive use of Twitter to, as he says to communicate with his base and go around the mainstream media, is the exact reason many people are uneasy with his leadership. Some just see him as a mean person.

And it’s only fitting that the first year of Trump ends with a decisive rebuke of this administration yesterday (12-21-2017). Most of the world’s nations denounced Trump’s decree to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital. Trump intimidated he would stop all aid to any nation that voted against his decision. Ambassadors of the 193-member General Assembly voted 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, approving a nonbinding resolution demanding that the United States rescind the decision on Jerusalem.

Donald Trump keeps saying that he is making America Great Again and that our country is finally more respected around the world. From NATO, to the Paris Accord, to North Korea, to Russia, to the United Nations, we are NOT more respected. Some nations are laughing at us. Some leaders are scratching their heads. Most nations see Trump for what he is, a moron.

The more powerful and self-reliant countries spin it in a positive way saying that he’s only a temporary annoyance, but any reasoned leader sees our President as a threat to world stability and peace. The more dependent states, who in the past have needed the United States as an “involved parent,” will turn further to religious dogma and dark forces in the world for support and aid. Trump, who has no real knowledge of the Marshall Plan, wants to bulldoze our relationships with other nations. He’s a fool and the whole world sees him as an inflexible American asshole.

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Now available on Amazon.

 

 


FLAWED HUMAN BEINGS

Trumpean Excuses & Mediocre Leaders

I sincerely don’t understand what is happening with my country. We all know that politicians will say anything to get elected, but once in office, we expect them to sliver out of their slimy huckster skin and bring us together, or, at least, make the right decisions for all the people, not just a boisterous minority.

When I am approached by someone from the far right, or someone in Trump’s base, I quickly asses the degree to which their ideology will have a bearing on the conversation. What Donald Trump has taken from us all is a natural kindness, openness and a common human bond. And there are those who have translated his hate, closemindedness and radical thoughtlessness into a platform for their party. How did that happen?

We all know that when someone joins a club they follow the plans and policies of the club leaders. When the fraternity speaks, everyone must listen and follow the instructions. Hazing hurts people, but we tacitly give approval by letting a system of exclusion exist. We allow a “Tax Cut” bill to hurt millions of people and drain money from our treasury, but members of that club must blindly follow the orders. Once again, in Trump’s America, the rich guys get the money and the poor people must obey.

If the only thing a middle or lower-class person had to worry about was whether the stock market went up, then I would say Trump has really helped a lot of people. It is said that the richest 1% own about 38% of all privately held wealth in the United States, while the bottom 90% carry 73% of all debt. And even though 52% of all Americans own stock, most of that paper is not available to them until they reach 66 years of age. So, what is this all about?

The soul of America has always been independence, hard work and democracy. Whatever Donald Trump wants you to think, he’s not about the working middle class. Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he judges people by their status, wealth and standing, rather than the quality of their character, intelligence or desire to contribute to society. He rarely listens to anyone else and has a deep-seated hate for Barack Obama. His actions speak louder than words.

But this isn’t about President or Party, this is about the spurning of 65%, or more, of Americans who disagree with most of what Trump is doing. A leader of the United States of America should be able to open his mind to the fact that when the majority of the people have NO VOICE IN GOVERNMENT, something is wrong.

It’s stunning that in their desire to placate the Donald’s ego, hundreds of legislators are not even taking the time to read a tax bill before they vote on it; negligence of the highest order.

As the Republican money machine, being propelled by Devin Nunes, a Koch brothers’ puppet, the American public cannot get reliable information of what the bill really means to most American taxpayers. They don’t care because their research tells them no one will read it.

As the President’s rich comrades push through tax cuts for the very wealthiest, no one will mention that Koch was the company that helped Adolf Hitler with his oil refineries. You see, capitalism and chemistry make them rich, not feeding the poor. No one will mention their desire to let the ruling class of old money reign over the world and our country. But, perhaps I’m being too dramatic. Perhaps, the sons aren’t like the fathers, you know, like the Trump boys.

Donald Trump Jr. is a mess. He obviously doesn’t have an original thought in his brain. But wait, isn’t that what this is all about? It’s sinister forces controlling the minds of bigots and liars among us. The Koch brothers control Nunes, Trump controls Congress and Fox News controls Donald Trump. Why would rumors being fed to a half-baked TV morning show have more influence over the President than his DOJ, FBI and intelligence community? Rupert Murdoch must be pleased.

It’s not healthy for the President of the United States to sit around and watch four-hours of TV each day while gulping 12 cans of Diet Coke. He’s addicted to the hype, the caffeine and the controversary. He gets up every morning and has to have his fix. He’s a drug addict, like Harvey Weinstein is a sex addict.

Donald John Trump is such a flawed human being he would be a tiresome character in any movie or play. His dialog is much like the Big Brother character on the telescreen in George Orwell’s 1984. Remember these lines: “This is our land. A land of peace and of plenty. A land of harmony and hope. This is our land. Oceania. These are our people. The workers, the strivers, the builders. These are our people. The builders of our world, struggling, fighting, bleeding, dying. On the streets of our cities and on the far-flung battlefields. Fighting against the mutilation of our hopes and dreams. Who are they?”

When Trump says he is the voice of the forgotten people, the voters must believe they have been forgotten. Who told them they were forgotten, Big Brother himself. Our great Orange Leader plants the seeds and nurtures the fear that someone is coming to take away our hopes and dreams. The gut wrenching, wretched truth is that very someone is already here, and he is Donald Trump. Slowly, with each day, he is mutilating our Constitution and attempting to nullify all that stands for a better America. The biggest lie of all is his fantasy that he will, and he alone can, Make America Great Again.

The First 200 Days Of Trump – Makes a Great Christmas Gift: 

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.

 

 

 


THE BIOLOGY OF R’s and D’s

Washington’s New Reality

As the fires are burning and blowing across Southern California, there are fires a burning in our nation’s capital that even the big bad wolf in the White House cannot blow out. Women are finally taking back their country.

We have a new catch-all term, “sexual misconduct,” to house all the possible sexual assault complaints from grab-ass to rape. The “#MeToo” movement, as it is being called, has taken hold and landed on the cover of Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” edition. I have one theory why this is happening now.

When Donald Trump was elected President, millions of people disregarded his sexual misconduct and pulled the lever to force a powerful, yet very disliked, woman out of public life. Mission Accomplished. But from Bill Cosby to Roger Ailes, Harvey Weinstein to Charlie Rose, from Matt Lauer to even George H.W. Bush, some of the most respected men in our country have been thrown on the pyre of female discontent.

This isn’t a republican problem or a democrat problem. After all, they are biologically the same. This modern suffragette force will not be stopped by double standards, hypocrisies or lies. Business, especially public companies, want to limit their liability in wrongful dismissal cases, whereas government houses attempt to protect their members to maintain the illusion of the institution’s sanctity. The cloak and dagger determination these men display is nothing short of codified sexism.

But why do these things happen in the first place? The root of this can be found in the phrase, “Let Trump Be Trump.” It’s the empowerment of an already empowered man. Trump’s harangues about political correctness and saying whatever he wants has been translated into a permission slip for the men of America. That little tag, “And when you’re a celebrity, they let you do whatever you want!” in the Access Hollywood tape is the embodiment of male dominance and privilege taking. It’s based on a fantasy that such behavior is what women really want. In most cases, however, it is not what they want, and the sooner men learn this, the quicker this problem will fade away. As one of my old bosses used to say decades ago about women who worked in the office, “If you sleep with her, you gotta marry her.”  Not that liberating, but actually good advice.

I laughed out loud when I heard a male “talking head” on TV this morning (12-8-2017), say that the accusation against Trent Franks, one of the most conservative House members from Arizona, is not sexual harassment. Franks, who has now said he will resign, claimed he asked female employees to bear his child as a surrogate.

The guidelines are clear: a person in authority, usually a supervisor, demands that subordinates tolerate sexual harassment as a condition of getting or keeping a job or job benefit, including promotions and raises. A single instance of harassment is sufficient to sustain a quid pro quo claim. And harassment is grounds for legal action when the conduct is unwelcome, based on sex, and severe or pervasive enough to create an abusive, offensive or hostile work environment.

It’s rather mystifying that men who want to use their power over women, seem to be the ones most vocally against legal abortions. This is another indication that their psychological makeup drives their need to control women, claiming they know what is best for a female.

Once Trent’s two staffers said that his discussion made them uncomfortable, that made it unwelcome. And you cannot get anything more “based on sex” than reproduction. The mere fact he thought it was okay to discuss this in the workplace shows that the United States Congress has no training on working environment policies and laws.

Franks admits to his request or, at least, suggestion that these workers think about being surrogates for the Congressperson and his wife. And because what he says will be a media circus during an investigation, he is leaving Congress in January 2018. Or is there more under the rock?

Don’t feel sorry for this goofball. Since Trent Franks has joined Congress his net worth has jumped by about $25 million and, according to OpenSecrets.org, his net worth was calculated at over $33 million in 2010. He also takes a $174,000 salary from the government. See the writer’s note below.

All the payments and settlements that took place in Congress over the last 20 years should be made public. They can redact the victim’s names, but we taxpayers have a right to know how our money has been spent. We need full transparency going forward and a system at least as potent as most corporate governance policies demand. A person filing a complaint shouldn’t feel that retaliation is part of the process, as they do now.

Al Franken might be the Democrats’ sacrificial lamb this week, but there will be more men brought to the town square to be judged. And with each one, we will see swift justice because women in America have been waiting too long to get their piece of the pie. The power being wielded now is rather remarkable. It just might convince men, on both sides of the aisle, to take notice and stop exploiting the women around them. If not, as that great philosopher from New York said recently, “There’s a Special Place in Hell for Child Abusers!” What Ivanka Trump failed to add is that there is also a special place for men in Congress who are guilty of sexual misconduct, back home.

NOTE: Members of Congress are eligible for a pension at the age of 62, if they have completed at least five years of service. Members are eligible for a pension at age 50, if they have completed 20 years of service, or at any age after completing 25 years of service. The amount of the pension depends on years of service and the average of the highest three years of salary. By law, the starting amount of a Member’s retirement annuity may not exceed 80% of his or her final salary. Because Trent Franks resigned before being brought up on charges, he will be getting at least $139,000 annually for the rest of his life. Under the laws passed by Congress, that money cannot be touched no matter they did. Even O.J. Simpson gets his pension.

The First 200 Days Of Trump – Makes a Great Christmas Gift: 

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.

 


ETHICS PROBES AND PRESIDENTS

Trump’s #MeToo Moments

With all the investigative reporting being done by the “mainstream” media, I can’t help but wonder if transparency applies to Donald J. Trump. While Trump seems to do more attacking than explaining or addressing, he lacks the credibility needed to pass judgement on anyone else. Can you really have ethics probes in the Senate without including Donald Trump?

After the Access Hollywood tape was released, Trump’s main propagandist, Steve Bannon, cooked up a response to the dozen women who came forward and accused Trump of inappropriately touching them. The Trump camp’s defensive idea was holding a press conference with women who claimed they were abused, harassed and even “raped” by Bill Clinton. This was intended to take the eyes and ears off Trump’s transgressions right before a debate with then candidate Hillary Clinton, and it worked. They morphed the accusing women, including Hillary, into enemies.

They skillfully rolled out the term “locker-room” talk, with the future first lady adding the cute phrase, “boy-talk.” They dismissed the cadre of women saying that Trump was at least a womanizer and, most likely, a sexual harasser and groper. You know, a dirty old man?

This is not a new concept in private, corporate or public life. Some men and women use their power to take physical and sexual advantages of those who work for them. This obstructs transparency on an issue that should be out in the open. Many corporations employ intimidation and confidentiality agreements to keep problems in the office and off the front page. A no disclosure agreement usually includes a payment of money in exchange for silence. Corporate America, which Trump was part of a year ago, has the standard operating procedure to pay off victims, or openly dismiss them with the warning that court costs will break them.

With Alabama’s Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore now being accused by nine women of inappropriate activities with minors or teenagers, the President is in a pickle jar he thought was behind him. After all, the fury from the females he touched had been put to bed. Trump could have simply stood his ground by saying that the people of Alabama should decide the case against Roy Moore with their ballots, but he made a critical mistake.

Al Franken, who spent most of his life writing comedy and saying the most outrageous things on SNL, ran for office, got elected and now serves as the Junior Senator from Minnesota. What may have seemed a fun road trip with the USO tour back in 2006, exposed in graphic detail his wrongdoing. His accuser released an embarrassing photo of Franken’s grope in progress, which put him in a precarious position.

Like a good soldier, Franken fell on his sword, admitted his mistake, apologized and now sees the gravity of his errors. As much as insiders in show business will openly claim that Franken could at times be very difficult to work with professionally, that is not what he has admitted to this time.

Once patterns are established, one can begin to see that it wasn’t just some drunken misbehaving or a belief that one woman gave “all the right signs.” There’s a term in our society, “Getting to second base.” This phrase describes a man’s conquest of a woman based on the baseball lure that once you get to second base it’s much easier to score. Some men in power believe that they can go right to third base without much conversation, and that is always a bad assumption.

Now, we find that President Trump is back in that pickle jar because he didn’t have the discipline to NOT Tweet something about Franken, while being so presidential in how he is handling the Roy Moore affair.

When Trump decided to tweet this gem out, “The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? …..” he lost his interested bystander status.  I’m not sure why the President’s spellchecker didn’t fix his Frankenstein and misuse of ellipses. He had 280 characters to ramble on about Franken, but maybe he forgot about the format change on Twitter.

Once Trump attacked Franken, he opened the media flood gates, and they correctly pointed out his hypocrisies. This gave them an opening to draw comparisons to his misdeeds with Franken’s and Moore’s.

The White House said the difference between citizen Trump’s accusers and Franken is that Franken admitted what he did. This could be a great method to use in a court of law. All you have to do is say you didn’t do it and everything goes away. Lying is not a problem for our great Orange Leader, but the implication of the opposite is at work here.

By saying that Roy Moore has legal grounding because he denies the allegations, Trump has now equated himself to Moore. Trump and Moore are attempting to act like judges. Many women are advancing the same charges and both men believe that their word is more powerful than their accusers’ accounts. This power over women and young girls is the exact reason they thought they could get away with it. The words, “who’s going to believe you” paints a deadly assumption no man should every make.

Trump cannot denounce Roy Moore. Trump can’t say vote for him. Trump doesn’t want to fragment his base in Alabama. In short, Trump still believes that Bannon is smarter than he is. One wrong move and Trump could not only lose the Republican majority in the Senate, but also lose Alabama votes in 2020.

While Trump took potshots this weekend on Twitter at Jeff Flake, Hillary Clinton, the NFL players and LaVar Ball, the father of the famous basketball players, he once again revealed his lack of common sense, fundamental truths and principles.

His line, “I should have left them in jail!” caught my attention. When the President of the United States makes an effort to get the release of any US citizen held abroad, he should get the praise without making the return a big deal. The way Trump acted on this issue, practically begging for the “Thank you” from the players even before they had their press conference, was unseemly. Once he got the “Thank you” he should have moved on. The crazy father, LaVar Ball, was messing with Trump, as he does with everyone. Mr. Ball’s comments got the President to turn against all three players. Wow! What a sad little boy on the playground with no friends. Is Trump really prepared for the possibility of being played?

When the time comes, and President Pence is pardoning Donald Trump, we can all say, “We should have left him in jail!” We never seem to learn. We let them get away with things and then we eliminate their punishment. Trump has certainly stunted our growth and buried our values.

The First 200 Days Of Trump

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.