EGO TRUMPS LOGIC

A Titanic Failure of Leadership

If Donald Trump’s goal is producing a large volume of talking points for cable news, well then, he’s quite successful. But that is not how he will be remembered.

Trump is like the guy who drives into a gas station, pulls up to the pump, leaves his engine running and lights up a cigarette before pumping fuel. The engine running is bad enough, but why must he always take an additional risk for absolutely no reason? There is no logical thought progression driving the actions, words and policies of the 45th President of the United States.

We can see that Iran doesn’t like America and especially Donald Trump. We cannot judge our presidents based on the propaganda that other countries send out to the rest of the world. We can parse the moments in real-time, but we should also analyze the effect of all this bravado and hyperbole. The happenings of trade and foreign policy unfold slowly, much like turning a giant battleship in the ocean. It takes a while to right the vessel. But what we see with Donald Trump is self-imposed challenges that he “fixes” and then claims victory after solving the very problems he created.

Within the last year, the Donald has been disengaging from dialog and diplomacy with Iran. The pull out from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was a campaign promise that the President can brag about, but clearly the man never took a longer view about how things work in the world and what America’s role should be. If somehow Trump believes that he and his “mistake” department have made the world a safer place, I’ve got some swamp water to sell him. And the water is right outside his Oval Office door.

Donald Trump took to the national airwaves to make his case about what is happening in the aftermath of an Iranian General’s assassination. More than two dozen ICBMs were launched into Iraq near two air force bases that house American military forces. By not killing US forces, Iran may have wanted to demonstrate the accuracy of their targeting systems. That’s a strange way to show advanced technology or maybe it was just a propaganda stunt.

The photo taken during Trump’s big speech, with lots of four-star generals standing behind him, seemed disconnected from what is happening in the world. Trump was more interested in justifying the killing of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani than answering the many questions that were swirling around.

Of note, he’s calling for NATO to get involved, not the United Nations. He asked the other nations in the Iran nuke deal, to pull out, which would give Iran a total green light to build a nuclear bomb. WTF? The good news is Trump seems to be backing from the hawkish-Neo-Con attitude of regime change, but he talked to the Iranian people as if he thinks they will someday see him on TV. Fat chance. Surely John Bolton is losing it.

It appears that Trump wants to use the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to, once again, blame Obama. Why does he do that? He also repeated the lie that we paid Iran $150 billion dollars. TO BE ACCURATE: we gave them back their own money. How can anyone believe him when he continuously repeats the same lie?

Rather than focusing on how to solve his “brink of war” thing, Trump seems to be waffling back to a political harangue. His thinking is not shaped by knowledge of foreign affairs, Islamic customs and thinking or US political history. He acts without insightful thought, then retreats to his personal dogma. He started with the declaration that Iran will never have nuclear capabilities, demonstrating his lack of awareness of what is really happening. They will have the bomb. The same thing happened with Pakistan; Trump just never studied it.

There is nothing new with our country attempting to change regimes in other sovereign nations. We have more than one hundred years of CIA operations to overthrow Kings and Queens and some legally, democratically elected governments abroad. If you have an interest in learning more, you should read the books of Stephen Kinzer. He has documented many cases where we have either covertly or overtly executed the most outrageous actions to undermine and destroy leaders in countries that didn’t serve our economic or political interests.

In his book Overthrow, Kinzer outlines “the tumultuous century of American-sponsored coups, revolutions, and invasions” from Hawaii to Iraq. Trump’s actions and policies have pushed Iraq into a cycle of violence. With our troops remaining in that country, Iraq faces a potential war. Even if it becomes a lukewarm war, the Iraqi government is justified in asking us to leave.

Anyone with half a brain can agree that Donald Trump is the most inconsistent president we’ve ever had. One day, he wants to blow up cultural sites, then the next day he wants to negotiate a bi-lateral deal that will bring green pastures and flowing goodness to Iran.

Our killing of the top Iranian general has not made the world safer. If Trump was thinking that pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal would get them back to the table for renegotiating and keep them from further nuclear weapon development, he was blind. They will continue to become a more militaristically strong nation and a bigger risk on the world stage. You know, just like North Korea.

This titanic failure of leadership will not be ignored by world leaders. They see Trump for who he is, a fake president whose attitudes, actions and arguments make the world less safe, less economically stable and less connected. So much for this idea that Jared Kushner was going to bring peace to the Middle East. His father-in-law just ended any chances for that. It’s time for a new President of the United States.

REAL COLLECTOR’S ITEM

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GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA

Trump’s Unsolvable Katrina

We have all heard the banal “thoughts and prayers” utterance so often that what was once a caring response now sounds limp and lifeless.

In an op-ed article called: “We have studied every mass shooting since 1966. Here’s what we’ve learned about the shooters” the writers spell out our challenge. If you didn’t read it, here is a link. If you want to know something about the people who wrote the piece, Jillian Peterson and James Denlsey, check here. I will now cover the major points with comments.

People who have committed mass shootings (using gunfire to wound or kill more than four people in a public place) have common points that we must examine. Many of the perps of these heinous crimes have suffered from trauma or exposure to violence at a young age. They may have experienced parental suicide, physical or sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence or severe bullying. Each had significant breaking points in the months or weeks leading up to their act and all suffered a perceived grievance either in the workplace or in their personal life. They often study others who have committed these crimes in the past and use the internet seeking comfort and motivation from other like-minded troubled souls. The computers of offenders typically reveal they studied their targets and locations before taking the step. Peterson and Densley point out that 80% of these shooters got their weapons from family members, while the others purchased their guns legally.

The researchers offer solutions. One is making the soft targets less accessible, which to my way of thinking means more security people, more cameras and more invasion of our privacy. But just like we lowered the number of airplane hijackings by well-designed airport security, we are moving toward these kinds of pat downs in our society. We already security check at concerts and sporting events and this seems to keep us safer. Could malls be the next place we must clear a metal detector just to shop?

The writers of the study also say we must better control our weapons. Ahh, doesn’t that mean better and more gun control? Yes it does, and that means a bigger more interactive background check system with a constantly updated database detailing every purchase, even sales at gun shows. You know, like the databases used for drug purchases. I cannot fill the same prescription at two different pharmacies.

Another of their suggestions was making it harder for the damaged to acquire validation for their planned actions. This directly slams into the First Amendment protections of the Constitution. Are we really going to babysit the internet and engage in moderation or censorship, attempting to protect the frail minds of malcontents wanting to commit mass murder? On the surface it sounds like a good idea, but when our superficial president blames the internet, violent videogames and movies for the violence in our society, shouldn’t we censor him from promoting violence and hate at his rallies? Why does he get to censor when no one analyzes or edits him?

Remember, Donald Trump has said that he would like someone to punch a protester at his rally and even volunteered that he would pay the legal bills. What is the difference between Donald Trump and some asshole using the internet to put down immigrants and retweet Trump’s “invasion” theories about those seeking asylum? You see, Trump is the source of the echo chamber of hate. He retweets conspiracy theories that could promote violent actions against certain people. In fact, the Hillary Clinton pizza shop sex trafficking conspiracy lead to an armed assault to liberate the Washington, DC pizza joint. The Trump campaign promoted these hoaxes to get elected. Isn’t it ironic that a friend of Donald Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, was allegedly involved in sex trafficking?

Now, the same propaganda machine is promoting a theory that Bill Clinton killed Jeffrey Epstein AND TRUMP RETWEETED the message, aiding and abetting the volatile firebombing radical right winged messengers. Trump constantly sides with those who promote harm. When someone violates Tweeter policies and is taken down, Trump attacks Twitter… ON TWITTER! This is crazy. Now Trump is ordering the Federal Communication Commission to police public media, which puts us in dangerous waters. No matter which party is in power, censorship is UNAMERICAN.

If we need more control over sick minds, who will determine which of us are sick and who will treat the mentally troubled? If mental illness is the real “demon” here, then why did the government cut the CDC’s funding of gun violence research? And why do we spend most of our annual budget on military might and ammunitions? We spend more than $700 billion on tanks, guns and weapons of mass destruction, yet we are totally blind when it comes to healthcare, mental health and real threats within our borders?

Thousands of journalists, pundits and writers are publicly analyzing Donald Trump’s mental well-being and capacities. Some believe he has several serious impairments. This is no longer a joke. This President seems to side with Kim Jong-Un about whether he can violate UN policies of missile testing. Why?

Trump usually does the opposite of what he preaches. After meeting with the Governor of Alaska, Trump ordered the EPA to take away a law that protected the salmon runs from mining pollution. Trump didn’t drain the swamp; he is the swamp. I guess I won’t be eating Alaskan salmon.

Trump has a gun and arsenal and shows evidence that he is a danger to the entire world. If the “red flag” law passes on the federal level, a crafty legal scholar could use the same law to take away the Donald’s guns. And the FCC could ban him from the internet. The very legal bodies Trump uses to do his bidding and censoring could turn on him and spay this mentally ill dictator. Wouldn’t that be an interesting turn of events?

Here’s a simple formula. If you want to get rid of gun violence, get rid of the guns. If you want to get rid of stupid people saying stupid things on social media, get rid of social media. And if you want to get rid of hate, send Trump back to New York. But consider this, dear reader. When Trump is gone from Washington, hate, violence and white supremacy will not end. It’s all much bigger than Trump. Once Trump returns to the comfort of his black, evil tower of steel in New York City, we will still have to deal with the social contagions and desperate people doing heinous things. Trump and many of his appointees are the germinators of hate. They should be punished and removed ASAP!

Read About The Country We Love

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

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JACK DORSEY IS WRONG

Twitter to Label Offensive Tweets

Twitter said it would begin labeling tweets from national political figures, including President Donald Trump. At the risk of creating a greater divide with the White House, Twitter is moving forward with a new policy for those posters having 100,000 or more followers.

Before someone can view a flagged tweet, they will need to acknowledge a message that says, “The Twitter Rules about abusive behavior apply to this Tweet. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain available.” What the fuck does that mean?

When Trump menaces a dictator or a “supreme leader” with obliteration of their country, he is threatening an extremely violent act. Because he is the President of the United States, Trump’s words become part of the public record.

The Congressional Presidential Records Act (PRA) of 1978, 44 U.S.C. §§ 2201–2207, mandates the preservation of all presidential records.

The sad truth is that many American rules, like the Logan Act, the Hatch Act and the PRA, are rendered limp with no real clout or penalty after they are challenged in court. The new Twitter policy could drive the Donald to the brink of doing something really damaging to freedom of speech and the First Amendment, like as the Justice Department to arrest reporters. So, Jack Dorsey, what would Twitter do if an executive order said the site may NOT label political tweets?

Twitter might control the posts on their service with respect to their display and storage, but the person who writes a post is the publisher, not Twitter. Twitter is a service, a provider, a gateway for allowing users to display their words, thoughts, prayers and baby pictures on the internet. Why are they attempting to act like a publisher?

Twitter does not charge for use of the service, but their user agreements require posters to exercise discretion and common sense in their posts. Content posted to the service is extremely valuable data that Twitter sells to advertisers and media. They are getting far more than what they are giving.

Twitter’s new rule of labeling certain tweets has created a giant problem. They are now, going to censor some users’ words, pictures and humor with a notice that basically says, CLICK HERE! This one broke the rules! It’s somewhat like Banned in Boston, when being banned led to more sales. Dorsey may be a techno-wiz, but he’s an amateur at political realities. He is attempting to solve a problem not created by his users, but one that has been baked into the service from the beginning. Twitter’s value to its users is its openness and freedom. If the service truly believes a PG-13-like label is going to make a difference, they are socially ignorant.

Once Dorsey and his squad of “interpreters” climb on top of the posts, they are surely going to make some mistakes, or worse, enrich the value of a political operative’s neo-Nazi post with their label. Ooops!

What is their definition of “political candidates and government officials?” Does each user have to register? 100,000 followers are quantifiable, but could it be that Twitter will now label the tweets of the Pope? He is the powerful leader of the country known as the Vatican. He is indeed a “government official” and recently his tweets seem a bit homophobic.

Here’s a question for the Twitter brain trust. If a post is in violation of your rules, why not remove it? Oh, yeah, you are afraid of the fallout if you were to remove a Donald Trump tweet. I get that you are terrified of what he might do but, please, this is a poorly crafted solution to a checkmate? Trump has you by the balls.

Twitter’s new policy will not change anything, proving the reason why social media is a bit like snake handling. Once you get over the fear of touching a snake, you still must know which snakes are poisonous.

BRAND NEW BOOK ON AMERICA

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs shows how we’ve wasted our GOLD on bad wars and corruption. While GOD is there for many people as a spiritual enrichment and the provider of glowing feelings, the truth is just praying and believing will not change our major arc. We don’t determine who gets a GUN. We aren’t sure if we have paramilitary groups ready to storm the White House or a White Castle. There is no control of weapons. The GOOFBALLS with the power constantly try to manipulate us into spending more money on bombs and tanks and wars. When all of our institutions are infected with neglect and fall in disrepair, we will only have ourselves to blame. This book is not an antidote for the left or right, it’s an accelerant to move the middle off their collective asses to go do something positive for America.

Get the Kindle Version HERE. Or order your paperback edition HERE.

 


TRUMP VS. GOOGLE

What is really going on here?

With channel-to-channel coverage of the death and remembrances of John McCain, our Great Orange Leader felt compelled to start a fight with someone to get the spotlight back on him. Oh my, narcissism at its best.

As someone who worked in the field of high tech for more than fifteen years, I would like to shed some light on what is going on with Donald’s trumped up charge that Google, Facebook and Twitter are somehow biased against the President, Conservatives and Republicans.

This was the leader of the free world taking on search engines on TWITTER, “Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!” Note to dumbbell, you did this on the internet and 91,000 people liked it and 26,000 retweeted it. I’m not sure why he complains about getting all that FREE coverage.

During the hearings on Capitol Hill, the members of Congress showed their complete lack of understanding about how the Internet and social media work, but the White House’s Flunky-in-Chief tops them. It’s also obvious that Fox News and their caged conservatives have no idea about how they work either. But that brings us to the real problem on the Internet, Donald Trump.

The technology and algorithms deployed by Google, Twitter and Facebook determine what is important by two major factors: How many links are connected to each page and how many people then click to those pages. In a sense, they measure popular vote. In the case of Donald Trump’s presidency, it’s a popular vote on a very unpopular person.

Internet research conducted during and right after the 2016 election showed that people were more likely to remember and pass along negative stories than positive ones. Back in the 1970s, the Ford Motor Company found that a bad product experience was passed along to 14 people, while a positive experience was mentioned to only four people. So we see consistency through the decades.

Think about it. When is the last time you picked up someone from the airport and they went on and on about having a positive flying experience? If they share what happened during the flight, chances are it will be a horror story. In fact, when I googled “positive air flight experience” all the articles were about airlines from other countries, not one reference to a U.S. airline was returned. Should American carriers be complaining to Google? The fact is, Google is simply mirroring what is true, or what they believe their search customers want to hear. I must admit that my most positive flying experiences were on non-U.S. carriers.

Trump’s gripe with Google is unenlightened to the point of silliness. It reminds me of the foolish news director at a TV station who wanted every other story to be positive. That might or might not get ratings, but it’s not how Google News or any news platform should work.

What Trump and those lug nuts in Congress don’t understand is that Google presents customized search results to each user, based on who they are and their past queries. If you like guns and have searched for gun-based information many times, your results on the search query “home protection” will likely deliver some information on guns. Whereas if I do the same search, Google will probably direct me to high tech home security systems.

It makes sense that Trump searching his name yields potently negative results. His keyboard dumps mostly hostile content online, so it makes sense that searching his own name yields highly negative results. Look at the graphic attached here on my Google search today (8-30-2018) and see how the Donald himself has affected the results. And tomorrow, that result will be different.

If someone did a HATE vs. LOVE survey on Donald Trump it would show that out of the more than 50% who do not like him, there is probably 20% who hate him. I’m sure Mr. President would have things to say about that.

The irony of my posting this on the internet is it will contribute in a small way to future Google search results. The only fake news here is that Donald Trump believes people searching the internet want to read only positive things about him. In Trumpworld, you are not to read newspapers, you are allowed to watch only certain TV channels, you must hate the NFL and you are expected to be more negative about America than positive. THESE ARE FACTS! What did Trump expect? HINT: google ”narcissism.”

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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SIMPLY EXPRESSING HIS OPINION

Can Trump Ever ‘Put up, or Shut up?’

Donald Trump’s words and actions are enough to embarrass all 44 presidents that came before him, even Nixon. Rudy Giuliani is a disgrace to every lawyer and prosecutor in the land. And Sarah Huckabee Sanders is complicit with an array of lies and misinformation that proves that she is part of a major coverup. There I said it.

Most smart people in America know that our President lies. Experts in the legal field have made it very clear that the diversionary tactics of the Donald are not going to hold up in a court of law. It seems that these goofballs have been lying about everything, including what the law says about collusion and conspiracy: “If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.” This is 18 U.S. Code § 371 – Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States. Most judges would be hard pressed to say that any conspiring by someone in the Trump campaign to “affect” the outcome of a national election would not be a crime.

And while we are at this legal language part, let’s look at 18 U.S. Code § 1503 – Influencing or injuring officer or juror generally, which was what Trump did yesterday (8-1-2018) with this tweet to the Attorney General. The statue states clearly: “Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, endeavors to influence, intimidate, or impede any grand or petit juror, or officer in or of any court of the United States, or officer who may be serving at any examination or other proceeding before any United States magistrate judge or other committing magistrate, in the discharge of his duty, or injures any such grand or petit juror in his person or property on account of any verdict or indictment assented to by him, or on account of his being or having been such juror, or injures any such officer, magistrate judge, or other committing magistrate in his person or property on account of the performance of his official duties, or corruptly or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice, shall be punished as provided in subsection.” The bottom line is you can get ten years in jail for breaking this law.   

What Trump tweeted yesterday might not make his base nervous, but a skilled prosecutor might conclude that our Great Orange Leader is getting closer and closer to breaking the law, “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!”

The mentally limited Giuliani said that it wasn’t an order, because Trump used the word “should” rather than “must.” Rudy didn’t reference the fact that the President did use the words, “right now” which could be interpreted as more of an order. If I said you should do something right now, the “right now” mean NOW!

Sarah Sanders claimed that it was NOT an order, but just the President expressing his opinion. Well, there you have it folks, we must have someone tell us when something Donald Trump says is “just an opinion” — like assholes, everyone has one — or Trump’s official statements. This one certainly did smell like a threat.

When Sanders says, “The president has made his views very clear” we all must just wonder what part of oxymoronic does she not get here? Giuliani, a New Yorker, like Trump, thinks he can slap the Special Counsel with the old poker yarn, “Put up or shut up” but would he ever say that to a judge? The disrespect for law and order by this former Mayor is agonizing. He’s become such a bottom-feeder, so much for legacy.

The latest headline on CNN says that TRUMP IS IN A DARK SPACE. And he should be. He cannot keep asking for this investigation to conclude, without comprehending that it cannot end without him sitting down with Robert Mueller. Could Trump be that stupid not to understand that he is NOT ABOVE THE LAW?

This is what we have, a businessman who thinks he can manipulate the press and opinions, intimidate judges and officers of the court and figure out loopholes around whatever gets in his way. When he says that America is tired of this investigation, he is correct. But be careful about what you ask for Mr. President. The end of this investigation could be the end of your presidential fantasy. All reality TV shows end, eventually.

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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Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie

No Soup for You, Sarah Sanders

The lyrics of 1971’s “American Pie,” Don McLean’s complex and mysterious song which laments the day that rock ‘n’ roll died, asks us to unravel the history of music and faith. It’s a bitter bite of nostalgia. Various forms of the word “die” are heard almost twenty times. Somewhere in those long, haunting lyrics, McLean makes us realize that things from our youth die just about every day. We now have one more piece of that pie sitting on our plates, the death of Democracy. Will we have to swallow it?

The 116th episode of the TV sitcom Seinfeld which first aired in 1995 introduced the “The Soup Nazi.” That show has been played in what feels like a million times in reruns. The character, Yev Kassem was called a “Nazi” because of the aggressive and excessively strict regimentation he demanded from his customers. In the classic scene, George asks for bread with his soup claiming that everyone else in line got free bread. When George presses his point, the “Soup Nazi” yells “No soup for you!” and the woman at the cash register snatches George’s soup from his hand and returns his money.

Once again, the Supreme Court has set us up. They ruled that a Colorado cake maker, based on his religious convictions, could deny baking a wedding cake for a gay couple. They attempted to soften the blow of their discrimination with language so narrow it practically applied to that one incident only. Today we learned that the Supreme Court wiped away an opinion against a florist who declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex couple’s marriage. They sent that case back to the lower court, asking them to revisit the suit using their decision on the cake maker as a guide.

When Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stupidly decided to go to a Mexican restaurant after separating families at the Mexican border, she was shouted out of the establishment by protesters. The refrain, “Shame! Shame! Shame!” was too much for Ms. Nielsen, and she wisely left the restaurant.

This weekend, another restaurant owner took things into his own hands and asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family to leave his restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, simply because she works for Donald Trump.

America is now going to use our freedom of speech and convictions to block people from commercial services. It’s not Sarah Sanders they were asking to leave that restaurant, rather they were asking Donald Trump to leave the White House. If Trump uses Twitter to mass distribute his beliefs and conspiracies, the only way to cut through and get our message out is to take radical steps. Hateful as it may seem to some, the President’s strident use of hate demands an equally loud voice.

Of course, President Trump had to defend his Press Secretary on Twitter, “The Red Hen Restaurant should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I always had a rule, if a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!”

So, this is how it goes. The President of the United States can defame and attempt to shame a restaurant because they were doing the same thing as the florist and the cake maker. He can’t handle discrimination when it happens to him.

Experts say a person can’t sue a sitting president for defamation. Is that true? Isn’t this where we’re headed? You see, with this Great Orange Leader, the Supreme Court will have to decide how much power the Chief Executive has in America. They cannot fail on this issue.

If they give him more power, we are doomed as a nation. All the Trump lovers could have to deal with the next president being worse than Donald. Or is this all just a set up to have one of his inner circle (Daughter or Son-in-Law) take the office when he is too weak to sit on the potty each morning, tweeting his vitriol and hate. Is there an adult diaper big enough to catch all the horseshit that comes out of this angry, fat, old man?

Congress, especially the Republicans, are lost. The Supreme Court is teetering on the brink of conservative nonsense and the President is losing his marbles. I’ve never said this before, but I sure hope that we have some military patriots who will protect the Constitution if need be.

That’s it folks. Sarah Sanders can’t complain about being turned away from the Red Hen because she is complicit in the remaking of an America which mirrors the values taught by her foolish father, Mike. His tweet this weekend, backing up Trump’s lie about Democrats supporting Mexican gangs, is exactly what is wrong with America. Both Sarah and Mike should probably lay off the pie and focus on the Bible. I believe somewhere in that book is the inference that lying is a sin and taking babies away from their mothers and fathers will not help during the final hours. Look it up.

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:


TWITTER KILLED THE TV STAR

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 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 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?

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“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”

Three Strikes and We’re Out!

There is a wonderfully appropriate lyric from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song Simple Man that goes, “Forget your lust for the rich man’s gold, all that you need is in your soul. And you can do this, oh baby, if you try. All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied, and be a simple kind of man.”

I am sure the Generals who consulted Donald Trump on the Syrian crisis were cognizant that they had to keep it simple for our Great Orange Leader. Perhaps when Trump played with his little toy soldiers as a young boy, he wanted to command that green plastic army having total world power. Still, he is a simple man.

His telling tweet after those “precision strikes” on known chemical research facilities and factories in Syria clearly showed this president’s lack of sophistication, A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!

Maybe the Donald lives in an alternative universe with his “alternate facts,” but it’s clear that by using the words “Mission Accomplished” he has seriously damaged his brand. Could Trump have forgotten the George W. Bush “Mission Accomplished” speech, which took place on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003? Does our President not remember Bush’s monumental screw up? It remains one of our country’s great punchlines.

Whatever, that didn’t prevent President Donald from using the term after three sites in Syria were targeted, bombed and taken out in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Douma, a town south of Damascus. Now we must deal with the reality that Trump believes this maneuver is a total fix for what has ailed Syria and the world for the last eight years.

The far-right conspiracy theorists quickly latched onto a strange idea. They felt that the chemical attacks were not perpetrated by Assad and the Syrian army but were a photo opportunity and invention of a rebel group or, worse, Russia bating the U.S. into war. I’m not sure why Alex Jones of InfoWars would adopt such a wacko position, but then there is little he does to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

During my research while writing the book If God Could Cry, I was nose down for two years on about a dozen tomes about Islam and the Middle East. I discovered a diverse group of opinions about the challenges on the ground, and I developed a better understanding of the region’s people and what drives their conflicts. My study revealed a never-ending string of decisions and mistakes pushed onto the Middle East nations. Each move was a big foot stomping a tube of toothpaste. What looked like a quick way to solve a problem was simply making a mess.

Back to Syria, aside from the baked-in conflict of the Sunni and Shia family argument that has been going on for 1400 years, we have the geo-political problem of two varieties of leaders in the Levant.

One is the supreme leader based on Sharia Law, basically a theocracy. The other is the totalitarian leader, with fascist and dictator leanings, who applies Sharia to the people they rule. Nowhere in this mix is a democracy. And, make no doubt about it, Bashar al-Assad is that kind of total dictator who was appointed to the position by his late father, Hafez al-Assad, a despicable blood-thirsty king.

There are probably very few people in America who believe the reports from Douma and have seen the video of poisoned children, who would argue that the actions taken by the joint efforts of British, French and American troops were unjustified. But that brings us to the next step in this process. What is our strategy and what happens now?

The Lynyrd Skynyrd song urges the simple people to beware of “lust for the rich man’s gold.” If you believe campaign-Donald, this is the oil living underground in the Middle East. The lyric references that which resides in the simple man’s soul, and here is where Donald Trump gets confused and vague. It makes one wonder if this simple man even has a soul.

He wants the satisfaction of the world thinking he is good, but he dodges the heavy lifting of understanding the true nature of the problem. He never mentions that Assad and his war machine have killed 500,000 people using big bombs and guns – no gas was needed. Politically and morally, our Orange Leader doesn’t want to think about the five million people who left Syria and are now refugees. He has openly classified such exiles as UNACCEPTABLE and DANGEROUS to America.

The real mission in Syria should be regime change, highly unlikely to be accomplished by any country or leader. Israel doesn’t want an Ayatollah in Syria, Iran does. Russia would like to take the place over, like they did in Crimea, but that would cause major problems for the West and would cost the Russian people a mountain of rubles.

So, here we go again. It’s another example of other countries trying to “do what is right” by changing the world when, deep down inside, they know that they cannot go too far without upsetting the apple cart. It would be nice for five million people to return to a peaceful home country. One could say the same thing about the expatriates of Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela or El Salvador.

Donald Trump is finding out the hard way that he cannot be an “America First” president and please all its citizens. He cannot be an isolationist and anti-globalist, while claiming he wants to help the children of the world. Trump doesn’t stay on his own message, and when he uses someone else’s, he looks foolish. Mission Accomplished? Really Donald? You should have run that one by someone smarter than you.

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.


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.

 

 

 


WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT

The Trump Behind the Curtain Has Spoken

Maybe it would be easy to sum up my case against Donald Trump by simply saying that he’s stark raving mad. His recalcitrant actions and disruptive attitudes, sometime based on fanciful conspiracies and fallacies, are surely a disqualifying profile for a democratic leader. For this writer, I am ashamed that my countrymen and women, no matter where they live, decided to elect this putrefied mushroom brain.

Yesterday (11-28-2017), the equally braindead leader of North Korea launched another one of his “toy missiles” into the sky and now claims his death rockets can reach anywhere in the United States. During a press briefing, the President said, “We will take care of it.” After the Donald boasted about his “highly-successful” trip to Asia, where he allegedly got all the leaders on the same page concerning Kim Jong Un, we see nothing has changed, including the ineffectiveness of Trump’s diplomatic prowess.

Our great Orange Leader thinks he can solve any problem, but when he tries to fix things he only creates more problems. I’m not sure why the talking heads on TV want to say Trump’s antics are based on some calculation. In truth, he’s on a reality TV show just doing whatever pops into his mind at the moment. There is no executive producer behind the curtain.

At 2 o’clock in the morning today, Trump retweeted postings of Great Britain’s Jayda Fransen, a hyper religious anti-Muslim propagandist who posts hateful videos of her campaign against Islamists. So, now the President of the United States, by his use of Twitter, had endorsed a racist, xenophobic HATE SITE. Twitter lets Ms. Fransen spread hate. Twitter also allows our President to threaten, what we can only assume, was nuclear violence against a whole country. Twitter’s Terms of Use says it allows some forms of graphic violence. However, Twitter, wiping out a whole country with “fire and fury” is not graphic enough for you? Where is the line? When do you read your own User Agreements?

More importantly, when did America decide that the person in the most powerful seat in the land gets a pass on inappropriate sexual touching, while men in media, entertainment and business get thrown out the door? Why haven’t Trump’s accusers filed written complaints to the Senate for investigation?

The sad reality is that actions taken by business leaders have to do with lawsuits and their cost. Some companies have money piled away for this kind of thing. In their minds, a “possible payout” for wrongful termination is set at $250,000 max. The victims, or plaintiffs in these cases, usually settle for much less, unless they work for Fox News or Houses of Congress. The accompanying non-disclosure agreements in these settlements are standard procedure and should be challenged in the court. A non-disclosure agreement can lead to others being harmed. Why do we, as a nation, tolerate them?

The most important aspect of all these cases is that someone has to go on record. A written complaint must be created. Once that happens, then some action can take place. In Trump’s world, when he was accused of inappropriate behavior, he said he didn’t do it. In his mind, case closed. Or is it?

Roy Moore has been accused by Leigh Corfman, Wendy Miller, Debbie Wesson Gibson, Gloria Thacker Deason, Beverly Young Nelson, Tina Johnson, Becky Gray and Gena Richardson of certain levels of inappropriate or unwanted sexual advances. Roy Moore says they are all lying. Donald Trump tells us we have to listen to Roy Moore. Why? Isn’t the President, by his actions and endorsement of Moore for the Senate, really saying that all of those women are lying? When did the President get to decide who is telling the truth?

Isn’t that what we have said from the beginning in these rants and psychological vomiting sessions? We have been very clear that Donald John Trump is a liar. He lies and incompetently leads from inside his hardened shell of ego-gratification. He’s a dog turd on the sidewalk. We can only wish for a long, hot, harsh summer sun or wind driven torrents of rain to nullify the damage he has created. America will survive this limited man, but those Congress people who kowtow and lick his boots now will be remembered for their spinelessness as they slither back into their lifetime Federal pensions.

Donald Trump has spoken, “We will take care of it.” And now we wait for his next tweet, or his next stupid theory, which can be easily fact checked before being splashed on that sidewalk next to his bodily waste. Can’t strong journalism show the citizenry who is telling the truth?

The threat from North Korea or Tax Reform should have been front and center today. Instead, these are the words coming from the “leader of the free world, “So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate! Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!” AND WHY SHOULD THIS BE IMPORTANT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?

This guy isn’t our president, he’s a gossip columnist for the Daily News. He missed his calling, or did we miss something in the democratic process of electing a president? As Mr. Trump gets older, his behavior will only get worse. Are we really willing to take this crap? Let it rain, God, please make it rain.

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.