HATE GOES VIRAL IN AMERICA

Trump’s Lack of Leadership Leads to Stupidity

Donald Trump went on Fox News Sunday night and told America that he expects as many as 100,000 deaths from COVID-19. Two vacuous so-called news people sat there, never asking the most important question. “If what you say is true, Mr. President, then why the hell are certain states opening right now?” The families of the next 40,000 people who die can blame the catastrophe on our feckless, reckless, mindless president. Trump has no idea what he is doing.

Trump’s despicable rhetoric always divides us. He tries to deny that he’s doing it and blames the press, Obama, W.H.O. or China, He continually promotes an irritating martyr-syndrome. He has never been the president for all of America, ever, and that is why his hate rubs off on all of us.

Trump complains about many things. He’s a tragically flawed and negative person.  He says no president was treated worse than him. People on social media were quick to use sarcasm by reminding him that Lincoln, McKinley and Kennedy were treated much worse. In case you missed it, the common element between these three presidents is they were all assassinated. Trump has gotten billions of dollars of free TV time just by being a newsworthy asshole. He can criticize the press and media all he wants, but if they stopped covering him he would fold himself into a fetal position and die. I’m not sure where his big gut would go.

The more time we spend with Trump, the angrier we get, collectively. The red “Hitler hat” pro-Trumper thinks I’m anti-American and has a given right to the American story. We are all AMERICANS. Back off with your fucking Nazi signs.

What does Trump say to the lady who owns the small boutique who didn’t get the Small Business bailout check? She’s livid at the administration for a bad web site and mishandling of the money she needed to keep her business afloat. As she files for bankruptcy, she knows that only the big, the rich and the strong get the money. The liberals and never-trumpers are so over Donald Trump and his lies. Check out the internet and see how many people are getting more and more vocal and negative. Hate oozes off the web pages.

Pure animosity was on display last week with OPEN UP NOW protesters marching to state capitals with guns on their shoulders demanding the leaders stop the shutdown. Americans have the right to peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. No real America would ever suggest this be taken out of the Constitution, but is carrying a gun into a state house really a peaceful assemblage? It’s quite intimidating in my point of view and should not be allowed in a government building.

The protesters’ lack of regard for other people’s well-being is repulsive. Why are these fools without masks screaming in cops’ faces? I hope the protesters don’t get that wretched kind of “throwing up blood” COVID. OMG, that was so hateful! Who am I?

To add some loathing and foaming poison cream on the bowl of shit, some of those protesters were holding signs with symbols of hate like swastikas, white supremist troupes and Nazi slogans. My late father would be truly disheartened seeing people carrying these signs. He fought in France and Germany during WWII and witnessed the moral debauchery at the death camps with his own eyes.

One of the most disgusting signs had “Arbeit macht frei, JB” painted on it. The unidentified woman marched in Chicago and obviously the sign was aimed at the State Governor J.B. Pritzker, who happens to be Jewish. The German slogan means “work will set you free,” and was on the gates of the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz. It was a sick Nazi joke to suggest that those captured Jews who worked hard in the camp would be set free after the war. During the Holocaust, there were at least 1.1 million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz.

The protestors’ signs were neither mentioned nor condemned by President Trump. As a matter of fact, Trump’s standard comeback is that he’s NOT anti-Semitic and uses another dissociative response of “how could he be when his daughter and son-in-law are Jewish.” He also keeps telling us that people displaying these appalling signs are “good people.” What is a logical person to think? Trump thinks neo-Nazis are good people. Hey, he said it.

I’ve been so angry at the President and his sycophants that my outrageous comments have gotten me banned by Twitter, but that is not the message here. It’s the realization that Trump has made me that angry person. A good president would make an attempt to bring us together, but the bad one we have fails at this responsibility every day. I will never respect or forgive him because of the many ways he has hurt my fellow Americans. His irresponsible words are likely the cause of some American deaths. One could say that Trump’s words motivated people shooting and killing a dollar store security guard who asked people to wear a mask to shop.

Trump can blame China all he wants with his repetitive propaganda gimmicks, but deep down inside he knows his administration did far less than it should have during the early months of this pandemic. The way we know he believes this is because of his intense defensiveness when questioned. My mouth dropped to the floor when Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, said with a smile on his face, “The federal government rose to the challenge, and this is a great success story.” Now Trump is telling us that 100,000 people are projected to die. This piss poor administration doesn’t even put forth an effort to have consistent messages. Lazy bastards.

Imagine if LBJ had said that less than 100,000 causalities in Vietnam was “a great success story!”  The loss of American lives is never a success story, Mr. Kushner. Vietnam was not a success and 100,000 coronavirus deaths will never be a success. May I remind the reader here that in 1923 Jared’s grandmother, Rae Kushner, escaped the Nazi occupation in Poland through a tunnel with her father and sister. They lived in the woods for nine months before walking over many borders and landing in a refugee camp in Italy. With all this in his family history, one might think Jared would be able to marshal some empathy. Has he forgotten the maxim, “We must never forget?” Kushner is loyal only to money, Trump and nothing else. Sorry, Ivanka.

The hate has gone viral and Trump has gained the ultimate dark result. For some he is the international villain that he’s secretly always wanted to be. For the rest of the world, he’s the laughingstock. Then there are some people who just hate him for Trump being Trump.

The Donald, according to his first wife, used to read Hitler’s speeches before bed, which might explain his actions and words. He’s speaks racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic statements without even realizing it. The association he has made about Jews and money alone would’ve gotten him thrown out of the temple, like a money changer. Trump makes people stupid.

We’ve all got to get beyond this and put someone we can trust into the White House. If Trump is reelected, America will go into a cold dark winter with the poor getting poorer, the rich getting richer and the country we all love being doomed to third world status. We must REMOVE TRUMP, not because we hate him but because everything he touches turns to shit.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

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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CAPITOL HILL STREET BLUES

Trump, Biden and Sexual Harassment

Let me say this right at the top, men can be pigs. In our #MeToo environment, more people have opened their eyes to the horror of sexual misbehavior that has existed for many years. Some men have attempted to avoid public shame by denying their actions, but the partisan politics will drive whether you believe the man, these days. Yes, things worked that way in the business world from the day women were invited into the club, but it continues today in every aspect of life. It’s the sadistic power of one person used over another as an assumptive permission to take a physical or sexual action.

In the 1981 award winning TV show Hill Street Blues, we saw the characters played by Daniel J. Travanti and Veronica Hamel having an ongoing sexual relationship. The character Joyce Davenport was a public defender and her boyfriend, precinct Captain Frances Furillo, called her “Counselor,” but they kept the relationship secret until the third season. We all know that many relationships are kindled at work, but in this TV cop show the two people appear to be on equal footing. This is an important ingredient in judging harassment.

Both Joe Biden and Donald Trump gained much of their power in the 1960s. It was a time when medical technology, in the form of birth control pills, pushed men and women together. The so-called “free love” era was running on all cylinders, until the early 1980s when the Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) hit the world. This virus, jumping from chimpanzee to humans, has been around for a hundred years and we still don’t have a vaccine for it. Google it. Now, back to Joe Biden.

While Joe was gaining power in Congress and Donald was dominating the crappy gossip columns of New York newspapers, many American men and women became more sexually aggressive. I found it curious when, during a recent interview, President Trump defended Joe Biden who is being accused of sexual harassment or assault. I  guess it stands to reason that Trump, who has been charged of the same crime by thirty women, would defend another man who is being “wrongfully” accused.

We know that power hungry, self-serving men in politics will swat away any accusation that makes them look bad. When a child is confronted with, “Who opened the cookie jar?” he or she will typically blame a sibling to avoid the pain of punishment. Should this work, they will carry forward the habit of lying when confronted. Most men and women will indeed lie when it comes to their personal sexual histories, even to their wives and husbands.

I am sure there have been times when Joe Biden and Donald Trump misread signs of women they encountered. We have all experienced uncomfortable positions. When I worked in a theater box office, a male theatrical director approached me with inappropriate sexual overtones. I was brave enough to tell him to back off, but I wonder how many naïve people trying to make it in their industry will not properly read the signs, or worse, kowtow to the desires of the harasser. I know this happened, but I am not about to out the man by publishing his name. He probably doesn’t remember it.

When men with less than youthful faculties are asked about something that happened decades ago, they often say they don’t remember. One could understand but not necessarily believe such an answer. When guesting on the Howard Stern radio show, Donald Trump admitted to womanizing and his use of power to exploit women. When talking to Billy Bush about women in a conversation recorded by Access Hollywood, Trump spoke of his male dominance, saying, “When you are famous, they let you do it…” I don’t expect Donald Trump to comprehend that “fame” is “power” and many women are attracted to it, but that doesn’t mean that every instance of assault or harassment can be excused as “the woman wanting it.”

When asked by a reporter why she had sex with Trump, Stormy Daniels openly confessed that she aspired to be on his reality TV show The Apprentice. So, there was a porn star using her looks and sexuality to get what she wanted. Interestingly, Trump was having an ongoing affair with a Playboy bunny, Karen McDougal, at the same time. She said his fame was part of the attraction. During her interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, McDougal said, “After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me, and I actually didn’t know how to take that.” Would that have made the Playboy bunny an employee and would she have been allowed to apply for bailout money?

Trump has denied that either affair happened, even though he paid a quarter of a million dollars to keep what “didn’t happen” from public knowledge during an election year.

Joe Biden is more than a gaff-meister. Aside from his stuttering challenge and propensity to mutter unfortunate things near open microphones, Biden’s dismissive evaluation of what happened when Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991 shows that he lives in a retro 1950s view of how things work. Yes, some people liked it when, during a tense argument over guns, Biden recently told a factory worker, “You’re full of shit,” but he is running for President and the leader of the free world is supposed to listen to its citizens. Sure, Joe Biden owns a gun, but that doesn’t give him a license to be like Trump.

The circumstances surrounding the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination show that Biden failed to use the power of the chair to conduct a judicious and thorough inquiry into Hill’s allegations. He has since apologized to Dr. Hill, but that cannot reverse what happened. The United States got a terrible Justice and the process set the stage for Bret Kavanagh, another bad judge on the high court.

Is there a paper trail? If there is a written sexual harassment claim filed by Tara Reade, the former Senate employee who claims Biden sexually assaulted her, I am sure, like many other complaints on Capitol Hill, it has been destroyed. That is the way the men in power who represent us operate. But over the weekend, Ms. Reade was probed by reporters and she says now, that the words “sexual assault” nor “sexual harassment” were not part of the complaint she filed. This is another “she said, he said” situation that we have seen played out in Congressional hearings.

Tara Reade, Dr. Anita Hill and Professor Christine Blasey Ford claim they remember incidents much more clearly than the men they’ve accused. Who holds men accountable when they say, “It never happened?” Who are these women who would change the course of their lives and indict a public figure of such terrible behavior? I’m sure they didn’t want the publicity, the on-going harassment and certainly not the death threats. Who would? So, will this incident hurt Joe Biden’s chance of becoming president? It takes a special person to admit they are wrong.

One of the innovations that show creator Steven Bochco brought to Hill Street Blues was shooting longer scenes with only one camera. It gave the viewer a feeling of reality because real life unfolds without pause. Politics is not seamless, but we often jump from one historical moment to the next seeing repetition of the same dirt. One of the things l liked about Hill Street Blues was that each show had a story, but the character arcs carried through future episodes. What James Madison did to avoid the War of 1812, could teach a current president lessons of leadership, but the president we have now will never follow the advice of history.

In the end, it won’t matter that twenty women have accused Trump of touching them, or one-woman accused Joe Biden of something he doesn’t remember. If people cared about women’s rights and their testimony against men, Harvey Weinstein would have been stopped years ago. If women had been listened to more, it wouldn’t have taken them 144 years to gain the right to vote. If more women were in power, the Equal Rights Amendment would have been passed years ago. Women, scream louder! Men still believe they are fully and solely in control and you must hold them accountable for their actions.

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OPINIONS & BELIEFS

Too Many Microphones for Trump

I am just as impatient as any baby boomer. I have been eating far too much maple walnut coffee cake, but hey, it’s “comfort food” for these pandemic times. We are all itching to get back to work, get back to eating out and get back to good times with our fellow men and women. Donald Trump was aware of this unrest and his tweets asking people to LIBERATE certain states pushed the unrest into protest. Judging by the small numbers of protesters, he should be worried.

Not so surprising, all the states Trump mentioned were either swing states or solidly Democratic. The videos and photos from these protests showed not much social distancing and lots of MAGA gear. It was an audacious use of the White House’s own guidelines to create the backlash, and then exploiting the frustrations of quarantining and sacrificing created another problem for the governors. The court ruled in favor of the Governor of Michigan and her desire to keep her citizens protected, but that didn’t stop Trump loyalists from bringing unloaded guns into their capital building. Rather than bringing us all together, the Donald has divided us once again. What a guy, huh?

This just in, a California judge has upheld the beach ban that their Governor Gavin Newsom imposed after the surfers and sun worshipers violated social distancing last weekend. Time to pay attention people.

One of the things that Donald Trump has done all his life is to state an opinion, then add a claim that “everyone knows it” to an audience of reporters. First, that’s an unfair thing to do to reporters who are not there to codify, or fact check him on the fly. Their job is to report truth. It’s rather outrageous for the President of the United States to voice unproven beliefs without any evidence or information that led him to whatever pronouncement he’s made.

Donald Trump has achieved the title of the King of the Ad Hominem. For those not familiar with that term, it’s an argument or reaction directed to a person rather than the position that person is maintaining. Trump does this constantly. He doesn’t have the mental acuity to address facts or pose an intelligent, relevant question. If he feels threatened, he verbally assaults the person asking the question. He cannot smoothly pivot from an unwanted question.

Another obnoxious Trumpian habit is not letting a reporter finish their question. He just ploughs ahead and answers what he thinks the question might be, or he spouts some vitriol and vindictive mold that has nothing to do with the subject. To bounce from a question about a travel ban to bragging about his wall is not only a non-sequitur, but immensely confusing to the viewers. Not to be sardonic, but Trump does know that a steel wall cannot stop a virus, right? Oh, sorry, I was just being sarcastic.

I am just as sick of staying inside as I am of hearing endless bullshit from our idiot-in-chief. This nincompoop spends so much time pooping out poppycock and contagions from his own mouth that he should be wearing a mask 24-hours a day. His belief system is a strange, secret cabal of brain cells that convince him that no matter what he says, he is right, absolutely right. When asked if he has any regrets for which he might ask God’s for forgiveness, he said, “Nothing.” He regrets nothing in his life and claims he’s never done anything needing an apology. Wow! Immaculate President.

Our country is too important to have this narrow-minded knucklehead dictating policies, laws and executive orders that affect our lives and future. A question we should ask anyone running for any office is WHAT DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE IN? Donald Trump spent most of his life in the public eye. He never talked about his “Christian beliefs” until he ran for president. He was pro-choice, a democrat and a self-admitted womanizer before he decided to run for President. He purposefully moved to the Republican ticket because he thought Republicans were stupid. When interviewed in 1998 by People magazine, Trump said, “If I were to run, I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country. They believe anything on Fox News. I could lie and they’d still eat it up. I bet my numbers would be terrific.” I’m not making this up. It’s a direct quote. When Trump talks, we should listen. Even his lies are motivated by underlying racist opinions, anti-global beliefs and mystifyingly ludicrous mining of data. He takes one small point and determines a conclusion from that limited viewpoint.

Have you ever seen a recordable greeting card that lets you create an 18-second message to the card’s recipient? Well, that is how Trump’s brain works. Someone speaks and Trump hears only the first 18-seconds, then, like a robot, he repeats that one piece of data. If only he stopped there, he would semi-accurate, but he is driven to keep talking. His addiction to blabbering drives him to add his beliefs and opinions, which many times are total lies. It’s not only about being disingenuous; he’s putting our country and its citizens in harm’s way. It should be noted that Trump’s beliefs are not necessarily the same as his base but, sadly, when he shifts, they shift right along with him. His base is truly a CULT. That’s what I believe.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

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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ONE BIG STUPID LIE

Loyalty Trumps Logic, Again

We all get it! We’re fed up with staying inside! No one wants to get sick, but many people cannot see the COVID-19 global pandemic through the eyes of an analyst or medical professional. Our perceptions of this calamity are limited to what we can observe, feel and touch, and while we are not touching others, it’s impossible to see the depth of the problem from our porch.

30 million people have signed up for unemployment compensation, yet the White House insists that everything is alright. REALLY? As of this writing, more than 63,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 complications. The virus has spread to more than three million people worldwide, and we have a President who is obsessed with blame. He has ordered the intelligence committee to confirm his conclusion that this virus came from a laboratory in Wuhan, China. So, what if it did?

I can’t fathom why we should spend time and money chasing a scapegoat. Experts have said it’s unlikely that the virus was fabricated in a lab and more probable its genesis was animal to human transmission. The virus was NOT genetically modified, as some conspiracy theorists have claimed. No, that is a gigantic, stupid lie.

Armed Protesters in Michigan

Then there’s the matter the media confronts Trump with every day. Why weren’t we prepared for a pandemic when intelligence professionals warned the White House that it could happen with some saying it will happen. There are documents which will confirm these clear warnings, but it will take a long time to extract evidence from this administration. They will fight to keep their negligence a secret for a bit longer. Maybe we will have an October surprise?

The Donald endlessly recites the tag line that he “inherited a broken system.” It’s a feeble attempt to blame the last resident of the White House for all that has gone wrong, but it begs one question. Mr. Trump, if you were so keenly aware of this “broken system,” why did you wait almost four years to mention or fix it? Another of the Orange Monkey’s logic failures is his claim of saving millions of lives by placing a semi-ban against coming into the US from Wuhan. Okay, but some claim more than 40,000 people, including American citizens, were permitted to enter here after the ban was in place. Trump allowed American citizens who traveled internationally to return home without testing, totally ignoring that one of them could have brought the virus.

In Sweden, a country with no distancing restrictions or quarantines for most of the population, 12% of the coronavirus cases are leading to death. Sweden currently has 21,092 cases and 2,586 deaths. Many citizens there are angry with the government’s lack of action. Sweden’s total population is ten million. Should the death toll rise to 20,000 that would be an exceedingly small percentage, but could it have been lower? As for all those older Swedes who lost their lives, well I guess that’s just too bad.

America’s response to this global pandemic has been unorganized, decentralized and protracted because of one person, Donald John Trump. If it wasn’t for the smart people at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who keep the administration informed and alerted, we might have ended up like Sweden, meaning more than 130,000 people dead right now.

Slowly Losing Confidence

Trump once had a fair number of Americans, about 38%, who believed him. That was before his outlandish suggestion to inject or ingest disinfectants to cure the virus. Now we are finally seeing some commonsense kicking in. According to the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, “Just 28% of Americans say they’re regularly getting information from Trump about the coronavirus and only 23% say they have high levels of trust in what the president is telling the public. Another 21% trust him a moderate amount.”

I know that those people who voted for Trump feel an obligation to dance with the devil they elected, but even their position is beginning to waver. Trump knows this and, if you believe some of the reporting, he’s lashing out of those who work for him because he is panicked about his numbers. Why shouldn’t he be?

When Trump was running for office in 2016, we constantly heard this “author” of the Art of the Deal was a master businessperson and the perfect cure to heal our ailing government. Although Trump himself has never filed for bankruptcy, his hotels and casino businesses declared bankruptcy six times between 1991 and 2009 due to their inabilities to meet required payments or renegotiate bank debts.

Donnie Boy is not a good deal maker and he’s demonstrated to all of us that he has absolutely no skill in government. Look at how many people have left his administration. Oh, he brags about a few big trade deals, but when you analyze them, they aren’t that large or great.

The new USMC trade deal with Canada and Mexico is only a slight revamp of the original NAFTA, which he constantly attacked. The de-nuke deal with Iran that he abandoned has made the Middle East much less stable. Ditching the Paris Accord was an unnecessary action which lessoned US leadership in the world. This buffoon of a president pulls us out of agreements he’s not even read. He’s not done a full trade deal with China, never achieved a denuclearization pact with North Korea and the Middle East peace deal that Jared Kushner was supposedly going to initiate never happened. And never will.

The one enormous, insane lie that stupid people continue to promote is that Donald Trump is a genius businessperson. We’ve already pointed out that he’s barely a billionaire and there are so many more intelligent billionaires in the world. The old maxim of putting “your money where your mouth is” cannot happen with Trump. He lies too much.

Trump denounces those who criticize him, but that is not how great leaders or businessmen act. He detests details and doesn’t read or research important matters. He lies about his successes and fails to deliver facts or evidence of his assertions of success and talent. How can we possibly know his accomplishments as a “business genius” without seeing his tax returns? Should we ever see them, we will probably learn that he’s in debt to many foreign banks and never had the wealth he claimed. The man is simply not that good at anything.

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WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED

Trump Puts Politics Before People

Since the global pandemic swept across our shores, one thing has become abundantly clear. Our healthcare system is more than broken. It’s systemically ill equipped to handle the greatest threat to mankind.

Critics of Donald Trump say they cannot see a plan from his administration, and they are right. We have a patchwork of policies, rules and executive orders coming from the White House and local governors. When we most need an umbrella strategy to defeat this virus and get businesses back up and running, we are confronted with new, often contradictory, ideas every day. There is no thoughtful planning. Trump told us that he and the Republican members of Congress had a new and improved concept to replace what is known as Obamacare. We are now more than 1,000 days into the Trump Administration and there is no plan to improve healthcare. Showing prices for drugs on TV ads does not help me feel good about healthcare. If anything, seeing a $3,000 price tag for a drug makes me depressed.

According to the Miami Herald, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, while sitting with Trump in the Oval Office, said that “our ability to test exceeds the current demand.” That is simply not true. Hospitals in the state say they continue to be constrained by supply shortages of testing components, kits and chemical reagents. DeSantis has no grounding in medicine and clearly has not listened to his frontline people. It’s the Trump Effect. The less you know, the more confident you sound. Why is there so much lying going on here?

Let’s not believe elected officials when they talk about medical issues. Yes, some of our congresspeople or governors are doctors, but they “speak with forked tongues,” which is a native American expression. Think snake.

So, Donald Trump signed an executive order that requires meat processing companies to stay open. The pushback came quickly. The next-day-headline said meat plant workers employees would not show up at work. According to CNN, “The situation has gotten so severe, company executives warned, that the US meat supply could be at risk. John Tyson, chairman of the Tyson brand, warned of limited supply if plant shortages continue.” By signing the order, Trump declared these plants part of critical US infrastructure and declared they must stay open. That brings us to the next problem.

You see, the fat-ass-bastard in the White House, decrying “globalism” and screaming that it’s all about “America First,” has made our country far less prepared to operate in a global environment. We sold medical PPE to China in January to make a buck. Doing so severely crippled America’s ability to control COVID-19 on our own soil.

Yesterday, one of my blog fans submitted an amazing response to my post. She talked about, “A former Labor Department lawyer thought the executive order gave meat packers liability cover to continue operating. I suspect it also gives them license to hire scabs. You cannot make a deathly ill employee stand up and make sausage, and having employees dropping on the line is bad press. The unions can say employees will use their sick time, but employers will waive the ‘executive order’ when it comes to paying those sick workers. They’ll still be waiving as they’re hiring ‘temporary people’ to stand where sick employees stood yesterday. It’ll all go to court of course, but the courts already slow-walk labor issues.”

Have we not learned that imposing tariffs on goods from China looked good on paper but severely hurt our farmers? The fact that Trump brags about giving them a bailout should have been a canary in the coal mine moment. We were dumping soybeans while larger and more politically powerful farmers were getting paid to withhold sales to China. Trump knows how to get into a fight, but he doesn’t comprehend how things are connected. He can squawk all he wants about China as the source of the pandemic, but what would he say if a virus originates here in America and spreads to the rest of the world? We are not CLEANER than any other country, we’re just RICHER and, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, DUMBER.

It’s particularly sad that this global pandemic hit the US at the beginning of an election year. It would have been just as bad any other year, but we would have heard less partisan bullshit from both sides. If more members of the Executive Branch had been hit with this virus, perhaps we might have smarter decisions emanating from Trump’s inner circle. This president’s tweets and comments are so tone-deaf and destructive that his credibility is going down each day.

If you care about polls, more numbers are in. 47% of Americans now say they are “very” or “somewhat” likely to follow Trump’s advice on the coronavirus pandemic. This represents a significant, 15 percentage-point drop from a Reuters poll in late March. More notably, 98% of Americans, both Democrats and Republicans, say they would not want to be injected with a household disinfectant like bleach if they came down with the coronavirus. Overall, Trump’s job approval now sits at 43%.

If the election were to be held today, Donnie Boy would not win. Let’s hope his poll numbers continue to decline and he gets the big boot from office in November.

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BACK AT ANY COST

Trump Devalues Human Life

Donald Trump will do anything to get out of the morass known as the COVID-19 global pandemic. He has now become very vocal about states opening schools as soon as possible. Why? Because with schools closed, only one parent can work. The myth that this President perpetuates is young people are not able to get the virus. That is simply not true.

Before making big decisions about opening theaters, schools and massage parlors, experts say we need to learn much more about this curse. COVID-19 presents many unknowns. A new report says doctors believe that the coronavirus could be attacking other organs in the body. That is quite disturbing.

Any virus can morph and mutate and there can be an antigenic shift.  This is the process by which two or more different strains of a single virus, or strains of two or more different viruses, combine to form a new subtype having a mixture of the surface antigens of the two or more original strains. This could be extremely dangerous to humans. Does the President of the United States have the wherewithal to know what this means and the implications?

If the “subtype” is given a way to move between clusters of closely gathered people, you know, like in a school, it could become even more lethal. The idea that children are somehow immune to the virus is crazy. Why does Trump keep saying that? Is he willing to take that chance? We do know that death from COVID-19 is extremely rare for people under the age of 20, but it does happen. The Washington Post identified nine such cases.

Opening schools now could lead to dozens, hundreds or thousands of dead children. Put simply, it’s an unknown risk. Making such a move with a tragic outcome would be political suicide for any president or governor, but we have a President in Donald Trump who cares about no one other than himself. He would rather take the chance now and deal with the body count later.

We’ve seen this previously in America. It was clear that the governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, ignored the signs and evidence that more than 12,000 children in the city of Flint were drinking contaminated water. Did this man not know that Flint’s water system was bleeding out lead and damaging kids’ brains, or could it be that Rick Snyder calculated the additional cost of delivering clean water would hurt him more than damaging the development of minority children in his state?

I understand that Donald Trump, like all little boys, has no patience for this crisis. He just wants it to go away and somehow believes his reckless ideas will work. He has chosen to risk life rather than using care and intelligence in dealing with COVID-19. Why does he get to decide how to face and battle this contamination? Yes, he’s the president, but he’s no expert on medicine or viral pandemics. His every move is all about his reelection and ego. That is the worst evaluation I could possibly give a human. Sadly, this human is our President.

Donald John Trump has placed the Kool-Aid on the table and now wants governors to step up and sip. He urges them to believe in his bullshit and put their citizens in harm’s way. In most cases, the Republicans ignore the science and are not impeding Trump’s power and influence to compel governors to make bad decisions. Wow! Who are these people?

We have seen the coronavirus damage caused by voters gathering for the Wisconsin primary. Since the election on April 7, 2020, the case count in the state has gone from 2,578 to 6,289, as of yesterday. Deaths have increased from 92 to 300 people. I am so distressed by the fact that so many are completely ignoring the COVID-19 Task Force guidelines. WHY? Trump has forced these irresponsible decisions and he will pay for his poor judgement.

Now, the President has said he will sign an executive order to MAKE WORKERS STAY ON THE JOB at virus infected meat processing plants to maintain the supply of meat. There are two sides to this story. Yes, there will be casualties, but we’re having people in grocery stores, the trucking industry, pharmacies and other essential services coming down with the virus now. Without food, we could have riots, robberies and many more dead people. Of course, the federal government should protect vital workers with PPE and other measures, but some companies will not help with protection. You know, it’s not in the budget.

Trump’s intent with the order is most likely related to the economy, but I feel many, many more would die if the food chain breaks. On the other side of this, signing such an order will codify a notion that human life is not as important as getting the economy going. I get it, but why not just test all the workers who must go back to work, just as we do in hospitals?

Trump wants us to get back to normal, even if some people will unnecessarily die. That’s our leader, folks. A careless, horrible chief executive who doesn’t care about America, only himself. I just wish he could muster a bit of humility and empathy while he explains the reason behind the action. He seems to be ping-ponging from one policy to the other, without selling any idea properly. Trump is a poor communicator and the tougher things get, the worse his presentation. Funny, he’s such a conman. Maybe he doesn’t believe in this cause.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

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.

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

COVID-19 VS POTUS-45

Who Can We Depend on Right Now?

People use a funny expression when they offer an opinion about something that doesn’t affect them directly to demonstrate they are objective. They say, “I don’t have skin in the game.” If you have skin in the game, it means you are exposed to risk. The term originated in horse racing, where the owner of the horse has actual “skin” in the game.

With the global pandemic based on the attack of COVID-19, we all have “skin in the game.” Any human being with the bad luck of being infected by the novel coronavirus may have to endure an extended wretched illness, or worse, succumb to the illness and die. The President of the United States has a responsibility to protect the citizens of this country. Every decision or comment that comes out of our White House should help the people. Any comment that creates doubt, foments fear or hurts anyone, is immoral and simply wrong.

Donald Trump is not a valid source of medical advice and needs to stop his adlibbing advice suggesting that a certain drug could keep the virus at bay. We now know that Trump’s recommendation of using Hydroxychloroquine was ALL WRONG. First, it was never tested as a treatment for COVID-19, and although the FDA approved it for treating lupus and malaria no one should assume it will treat any other ailment. We saw this headline after the drug was tested, “FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of a hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems.” When Donald J. Trump lectured us by asking a most ill-considered question, “What do you have to lose?” The answer to his question is, YOU HAVE YOUR LIFE TO LOSE!

If I was granted one day in the briefing room, here is a list of ten questions I would ask experts and the non-expert Donald Trump:

  1. Donald Trump and the White House have been preaching about their desire to take care of small businesspeople and their employees. So why did all the larger companies get loans in the Paycheck Protection Plan? Smaller businesses were cut out of the first round? Why isn’t there a website or other resource to see who got the loans and for how much?
  2. Would you release the notes of all the COVID-19 briefings before January 31, 2020? HHS Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency for the novel coronavirus on January 31, and the President announced travel restrictions to and from China effective February 2, 2020. If the President refuses to provide such documents, a Special Prosecutor should be appointed to investigate.
  3. How much PPE and how many medical devices were sent to China in January, before the administration admitted the virus was a global pandemic? Do we regret sending them supplies which our citizens needed and could have used?
  4. Is the White House ready to admit that the first Chinese travel ban was not applied to all Chinese people traveling to the US but only those from Wuhan? Even after the ban, more than 40,000 people traveled to the US from China. Why?
  5. What would you say to those experts who say that the travel bans from China, European Union and UK did little to stop the spread of the virus? Isn’t the real problem the lack of testing? After weeks of non-disclosure, the New York Times finally ran a story about CDC labs being contaminated, which delayed coronavirus testing by at least one month. They have since admitted this error, but Trump has no acknowledged this.
  6. If the guidelines for OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN were so well-thought-out and based on known statistics and expertise, why are so many states jumping to Phase One or Phase Two without achieving the major steps outlined in the document? Why are they rejecting the science?
  7. Will the White House COVID-19 Task Force take a stand in real time and firmly tell the truth to America which could prevent another “disinfectant” moment with Trump?
  8. Does anyone on the Task Force, or anyone in the administration, or in the Trump family own stock in any company that manufactured or distributed Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine globally? This needs scrutiny, perhaps in the form of a Congressional hearing.
  9. If there are virus spikes in states opening early, like what we saw in Wisconsin after the primary election, will Trump sign an executive order to extend the distancing and clearly define essential industries nationwide?
  10. Since the virus knows no borders or county and state lines, how can we assume that certain geographic areas with a lower number of cases that open early won’t be putting their and adjacent communities at risk for introducing the virus?

Because of all the media coverage and discussion, policies and recommendations, most Americans are well aware that there is a global pandemic which has deeply affected the citizens of the world. Some people have friends who were infected or killed, while others, have been lucky to escape the pandemic where they live. One funeral in Albany, Georgia led to 108 deaths in their county. When a small town, which is not following social distancing guidelines, gets a single infection, the virus will spread. We have a large and vast country with 328 million people and testing a larger number of our populous will take a major effort by the Federal government. Why is this not happening?

The aspirational suggestion that there is a light at the end of the tunnel may give some comfort to cooped-up families, but it’s just a wish. There is no excuse for our President bragging about the “success” of 100,000 dead people. Sadly, that’s what we get with Trump. We don’t want the COVID-19 virus to beat POTUS-45, but he seems to be rushing the country into what he wants rather than a safe way to progress.

You can order the FDA to fast-track meds and vaccines, but with that comes the need to take responsibility when people get hurt or die. We don’t have a compassionate President; we have a self-serving fat bastard. One of the medical experts was asked on TV if America will see a big win. He answered, “We will not see a win, but we should do everything we can to minimize harm.” There is no one in the administration who is willing to make this point to the Donald. He focuses on winning, when he should be focusing on transparency, truth and facts. It’s amazing how much he seems more like a saboteur than a dedicated leader. He’s such a disappointment as a President, and as a human.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

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.

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

THE PANDEMIC VOTING ACT

Trump’s Attempt at Voter Suppression 

I believe there is a way for the United States to make voting safer with more accountable and reliable results. I am proposing the PANDEMIC VOTING ACT, which you will see later in this post.

I don’t remember the first time I voted, not because it wasn’t a special moment, but because it was more than fifty years ago. The only time I failed to vote was in 2000 when I was living in India. We saw how that one turned out. I was embarrassed by not voting, but the Bush vs. Gore fiasco that gave us “hanging chads” proved that EVERY VOTE COUNTS. So, we should always vote.

Let’s look at what the Constitution says. In Article I, Section 4, the most important document in our country says, “The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations.” It’s clear that the time and rules of elections are not in the domain of the Executive Branch.

Congress determined in Title 3 of the United States Code that we will have presidential elections every four years, on the first Tuesday in the month of November. The election of the president and the vice president of the United States is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States, who are registered to vote in one of the fifty US states or in Washington, DC, cast ballots not directly for those offices but instead for members of the Electoral College. Those members may or may not have to pledge to vote for the person who won the state or their district, but this might become more defined by the Supreme Court before November of this year.

The 15th Amendment states, the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The 24th Amendment to the US Constitution eliminated poll taxes nationwide, which means that no one must pay to vote. And that would include, paying with their lives.

 

Now with the COVID-19 global pandemic, we need to consider safer and better ways to vote. We should never see long lines of potentially sick people like we did in the most recent Wisconsin primary election. As of this writing, state health officials in Wisconsin are reporting 19 new cases of coronavirus linked to election activities. So, what are we going to do?

Even though November 3, 2020 seems like a long time from today, we don’t know what is going to take place with the virus, and we have someone in power who thinks that anything other than face-to-face voting is somehow tainted. Donald Trump has long suffered from a mental defect where he takes one little piece of information and then explodes it into a full-blown conspiracy theory without any further research. He has proven repeatedly that he lacks the ability or intelligence to figure out what is really happening in any complicated issue.

Donald Trump lost the popular vote in the last election, NOT because of cheating voters or a bad system, but because some of the largest states have democratic majorities. Trump also has been told by partisan political statisticians that if America had a mail in vote Republicans would never win another election. How do I know this strange revelation? Because he said it out loud!

This thin-skinned, paranoid, narcissist of a president cannot imagine losing and looking bad, so he is going to do everything he can to push back on voting by mail, even though he himself used an absentee ballot in the 2018 midterm election. If Congress oversees the rules and procedures of voting, exactly how far is Trump willing to go to block voting by mail?

How diabolical is Trump? He’s attempting to bankrupt the Post Office. If the USPS is not operating in November, there is no way for America to vote by mail. He’s not really attacking the Post Office just because they deliver packages for Amazon, he’s doing it to divert your attention from his true goal, SUPPRESSION OF VOTES.

THE PANDEMIC VOTING ACT

The best way to handle our elections is simple. First, why just one day? Polling places should open on November 3, 2020 and stay open for four days to eliminate the long lines for those who want to vote in person. Next, any registered voter should be able to obtain in advance of voting a paper ballot, then mail it or drop it off at their voting place. This becomes a record of their vote, and the voting officials in every state should feel good about having a paper back up for every vote cast. One person, one vote.

Trump cannot and will not stop this election. If he attempts to delay or postpone the election, the people will rise and act. The COVID-19 crisis has slowed our lives and four days of voting would encourage more people to vote. An unfound fear of paper ballots hasn’t stopped this concept from successful use in many states. Twenty states permit voters to cast absentee ballots but require an excuse, six states and the District of Columbia allow voters to request “Permanent Absentee Status” and three states (Oregon, Washington and Colorado) conduct their elections completely by mail. If you want to read more on the subject, click here. That’s 28 states, plus the District, that already have these procedures in place, and they’re working.

Donald Trump is a Neanderthal. He wants us to go back to coal, his minions have gotten rid of many environmental rules and policies and he doesn’t want us to vote by mail. It’s good enough for him, but not for the common man? Trump simply doesn’t understand technology and wants everything to revert to the good old days. It’s time for the American public to just scream at the guy in charge, “We don’t want to go backwards!”

Trump couldn’t conceive of a novel virus bringing down the economy. How did he miss that? He keeps mentioning the pandemic of 1917, when it really started in 1918. You would think he would remember because the flu that year killed his grandfather. Frederick died on May 30,1918. Donald Trump should recuse himself from any discussion about voting and voting restrictions. I mean, why should he be involved; he’s one of the candidates.

Yes, if the virus is still here in November millions of people will vote regardless of how they cast their ballot. A smart government, however, would use this crisis to make our voting procedures better and safer.  Every vote should count. Trump’s opinions are worthless. I am sure a bunch of lawyers are waiting for any false move from Trump and will seek legal relief from the courts. We all must keep our eyes on him. Trump cannot be allowed to pry Democracy from our caring, protective arms.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

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.

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

 

INFECTED PRESIDENCY

Trump Needs a Rally, Now!

It would be brilliant for Donald Trump to pick a place having the least amount of COVID-19 and go do one of his rallies there, as soon as possible. Now I know that more than 50,000 people have died from the evil coronavirus, but it’s damn well time to get our economy back up and running. I’ve done extensive research, and it’s clear that the best place to host a rally would be Casper, Wyoming. As of this writing, Casper’s county has only 39 coronavirus cases and no death. I am sure Senator John Barrasso would welcome Trump with open arms. He would probably shake his hand for picking Wyoming.

Isn’t it rich irony that a town named Casper, a cartoon ghost, would be the perfect place to celebrate life and the economy? I am sure Jamal Khashoggi’s ghost would attend. Maybe we can have Representative Liz Cheney read the names of all 50,000+ Americans who have died so far to fill in time for the guaranteed tardy Trump. Afterall Liz’ whole family has heart. Her father, Dick, has had two, so far.

Look, I know what you’re thinking; Casper is so small. Yes, the population is only 57,000, but people can come from Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Nebraska, and the greater Wyoming area. That would allow even more people to catch the Trump Coronavirus Rally Show. There will be no restrictions, making for a great test of our ability to beat the coronavirus.

For security purposes, the names and addresses of all the people attending the rally would be recorded. I’m sure folks would be willing to provide the information, after all, it’s for Trump. The health departments of their states could then track the health of those attendees. Hey, wait, Donald Trump is the president of the United States. He could order a test for everyone who drove to Casper for the big rally. The Casper Events Center holds about 10,000 people, so that would be a good sample and the math would be less complicated.

After he speaks and when he is abundantly sweaty, Trump should shake as many hands as possible. Maybe he can bring his UV light. That’ll help get the vote out in November. With no deaths so far in Casper, there will be no need for masks or gloves. In fact, there should be a rule that anyone wearing PPE would not be allowed in. That will give us a good metric and comprehension of how powerful the COVID-19 virus really is. If they start the rally with a prayer, the more vulnerable in the crowd should be protected. They tend to be devout believers.

It will be a great show of our President’s bravery and, hey, if we find out that a lot of the attendees got sick, then we wouldn’t feel guilty about using #BloodOnHisHands online and perhaps Twitter would stop censoring the term.

The open and honest nature of the people of Wyoming will help us all get over this curse faster. We are all in this together. The Caspers, I don’t know what they are collectively called, should consider this a giant science project. We can all learn from their sacrifice. It would be much better than Trump taking questions for two hours every night in the White House press room.  Donald must certainly miss his groupies and sycophants cheering, “Lock her up!” It gives him some pleasure in a certain area of his body, if you know what I mean.

This damn virus will only get worse until the President is out there telling lies, live and in person, with ten thousand onlookers. Trump’s aura and amazing divine providence could rid the virus in our country, one state at a time. In every city stop on his national tour, the Donald should visit people in ICUs, hospitals and retirement homes and lay his hands on the infected to cure them. He said, he, and he alone, can solve any problem. Why isn’t he out there purifying America?

It’s so wonderful that our fearless great Orange Leader has taken the bull by the horns and saved us from this virus by stopping Chinese people, then Europeans, and then, oh yeah, a few days later, people from the UK from coming into our pure land. Since he stopped allowing those damn infected foreigners in our homeland, we’ve lost only 50,000 people. We can analyze this because Trump said the COVID is just as bad as the seasonal flu. Look at the figures: In the 2018–2019 season we had about 35.5 million people became sick with influenza, 16.5 million people went to a health care provider for their illness, 490,600 were hospitalized and 34,200 died from influenza. Anyone who does that math thing can clearly see that 34,200 is much greater than 50,000, right?

Donald Trump is not doing enough. He needs to rally his troops and get thousands of people in a stuffy convention center in a community near you. I mean, if he really thinks this is no big deal, then he needs to put his nostrils where his money is. They could give out a free bottle of Lysol to the first 1,000 people at the door. Free toilet paper for the rest.

I don’t know how we would possibly get through this whole crisis thing if it wasn’t for Donald Trump with his fierce trade war and tariffs against the country that sells us medical supplies. The grace of him shipping tons of PPE and medical supplies to his buddy President Xi of China in January, right before the scourge hit us, was so nice. Perhaps he should send our best heart surgeon to North Korea to help his good pal Kim Jong-Un.

How could such a warm and wonderful President not be able to defeat this invisible enemy? It’s not at all like the evil media, which he can actually see. Maybe Trump can use his secret X-ray glasses to observe the virus and kill it with his little, bare hands. Unfortunately, the Amazon order for his magic glasses is delayed and the lenses are made in China. Ooops!

EDITORS NOTE: This post was written right before President Donald Trump suggested some bizarre methods as treatment for COVID-19 virus. We strongly suggest that no one in the world listen to his advice and stay away from any internal ingestion of chemicals or solutions not approved by a doctor. WARNING! WARNING!

FEAR, FATIGUE & FALLACIES

We Have the Wrong Man in Charge

Let me take the gloves off today. Better get the kids out of the room, adult language to follow. Donald Trump is a fool and an asshole. We have a president who has openly encouraged people to protest the stay-at-home orders — his very own recommendations — putting themselves at risk for infection and spreading the COVID-19 virus further. Where I come from, a person who does obnoxious and stupid things is called a “jagoff,” and that term fits Donald John Trump to a T. His puppet governors in red states will kill people just to please our wannabe dictator. They need to be voted out ASAP. Recall is a method that can be used in some states.

President Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo, the Governor of the state of New York, went to Washington for one reason: to explain to our jagoff-in-chief how coronavirus testing works. Yes, my dear readers, the current President of the United States understands hardly anything about this pandemic. His lack of desire to read, learn or listen to people is obvious. The daily briefings that Trump “puts on” are less meaningful than your kids acting out a play in the garage. He cannot admit that his administration has dropped the ball. Embarrassingly and tragically his inaction has probably killed a bunch of people. My bumper sticker idea is TRUMP, KILLER PRESIDENT.

I get it, the economy sucks, but Trump is telling us that it will take off like a rocket once this medical emergency is over. He doesn’t really believe that and is personally fearful. The government has already bequeathed almost $4 trillion to treat some of the pain, and recovery from that will not come quickly. Now we see Trump promoting premature evacuation of his own guidelines and plan? Why? We haven’t won the war against COVID-19. The man in the Oval Office is worse than irresponsible; he’s a clinically ill less-than-human who is dangerous for our citizens. Why are we are letting him run the country?

In the last 24 hours, Trump tweeted about shutting down immigration, which isn’t even a problem right now. A bunch of people at the White House will now jump and try to construct an official order that matches his tweet. We will probably see that order reshaped into a vague notion of a ban, under which green card agricultural workers will be allowed in. If our president is so decisive why do the advice and the information keep changing? FUCKED UP!

No one wants to immigrate now. Why would they? We can’t control the virus and the kind of smart people we want here are not about to risk travel. Trump woke up today and posted that he’s instructed the Navy to shoot at Iranian ships. WHY? It’s all about messaging his base and moving the headlines off his stupidity and incompetence. Iran is battling COVID-19. They aren’t thinking about America.

The Real Deep-State

We must be careful with Trump. Attorney General Willian Barr is sending a message of fear to the governors. He warns that he’s looking into “draconian or restrictive orders” to their citizens. REALLY? Some say Barr is a politician operative, but he is just a political whore for Trump. I cannot believe that while our fellow countrymen and women are suffering with so much disease and death, we have a Justice Department that is being used by the President to spread fear and promote political unrest. WHAT A FUCKED-UP WAY TO RUN A COUNTRY! Barr is a traitor to his oath.

The fallacies pumped out during this time of crisis are unacceptable. Fox News should be taken to court. They are hurting people. The idea that the open-the-country guidelines were only guidelines is horseshit. Why waste money to distribute and use valuable TV time to promote them when NO ONE IS FOLLOWING THEM, especially in states with feckless leadership. Can you say, “red states?”

Take this for what it’s worth. CDC Director Robert Redfield warned that a second wave of coronavirus this fall is likely to be even more devastating than what we are experiencing now. The very next day, Trump made him walk back his comments, saying that it wouldn’t be “worse,” but if the seasonal flu and the Covid came back at the same time, it would be “more complicated and difficult.” WTF? It’s no comfort to watch Trump, the buffoon in the White House, saying that he’s a cheerleader while he lies every day about the supply lines to fight coronavirus. Why is he even talking? Why is Donald Trump in charge of this? Oh, I almost forgot. It’s because he’s the president. America, are you listening? One minute he says all the states have what they need, then he shows a swab and says that he’s going to use his federal powers to make them. So, I guess there is a shortage.

I am navigating intense emotional waves. There are times when I get so angry that I must take a walk around the neighborhood. I put on my mask and I stay safe, but I am walking with a lack of direction. Then I get fatigued and escape to the endless nature show marathon on the National Geographic cable channel. Seeing the otters get to the river and beating the coyote out of a meal makes me feel better. It’s a win, a feeling that is quite rare during this crisis.

FACT: we have tested only 1.2% of the population and we will never beat this curse without knowing more. It’s treasonous for the elected President of the United States to push back and attempt to slow the use of testing, tracking and antibody analysis. He says he’s all for it, but he’s a fucking liar. He talks out of both sides of his mouth and his ass. Trump said, “Anyone who wants a test, can get a test,” just one of his many lies. By the way, the Washington Post counts them and they say Trump has made 16,241 false or misleading claims in the first three years of his presidency. Why does anyone listen to him?

And now we have this. The ACLU says that their models show that our death counts will double due to the COVID-19 virus spreading through our prisons. The hospitals in most state and federal prisons can handle maybe two or three patients at a time. Prisoners, no matter what their charges, will die in jail. Are we proud of that, or should we do something about the problem now? First, we must have transparency about the cause of death of every American. Why doesn’t William Barr announce that he will go after any coroner or public heath official who doesn’t report deaths accurately? That would be a good job for the Justice Department.

I am not afraid of the virus as much as I am afraid of what Donald Trump has done and will do to this country I love. Our people deserve better. I just wish Donnie Boy would stroll out of the White House and never come back. Doing so wouldn’t mean this crisis would end, but it would allow the rest of us to solve it sooner. We need to get smarter people in the government but that won’t happen while Donald Trump is president. Yes, you’re right, I don’t like him.

If you read this book, you can see why all this happened to us.

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.

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