THE ONLY SAFE WAY TO REOPEN

Trump’s Math & Direction Are Wrong

One of my fellow retirees complained this week about the “uncertain times,” an expression I have learned to hate. Thank you, COVID-19. My friend’s gripe came from losing vast sums of his retirement fund in the last 30 days. I suggested he just wait for this process to play out, then he sarcastically barked, “Oh, I lose $75K and they send me a check for $1,200, how does that help?”

Donald Trump knows that if he cannot get our economy back into shape soon, the drama and crisis will stretch right into his campaign and turn him into a one-term president. Our president lives for the stage and spotlight. He can talk endlessly about any subject you throw at him, but he fails to clear away a clutter of issues that not only don’t matter but also don’t bring any clarity to the subject at hand. He is surrounded by very smart people but, as he himself has said, his metric is what’s in his head. Must we fear his gut more than the virus itself?

Yes, we must reopen the country. We must get the wheels of industry turning again and bring people back to work. The main thrust of this article is not about Donald Trump. It’s about a positive plan to help America heal, both medically and financially. American needs a big, simple solution. This could be it.

A few days ago, I tweeted to our governor here in Florida: “@GovRonDeSantis

Here is an idea. Take this company, https://tervis.com and have them test all their employees to see if they can reopen. Then disclose the data to WH and FLORIDA. They have 312 employees and that would be a great research idea. @RoganDonelly” This is the company that makes those tumbler-type plastic and aluminum mugs. Mr. Donelly is their President and they temporarily closed their factory in my neighborhood.  

To reopen the country, we will need to be smarter and do more testing, much more testing. During a recent task force briefing, Donald Trump swatted away the suggestion of testing everyone in America. Why? Well, he sees everything in terms of 1. Costs 2. The need to reopen as soon as possible and 3. How #1 and #2 will affect him. He has feebly distanced himself from this terrible crisis by refusing to take any responsibility, while constantly serving up an ever-changing litany of blame.

President Trump obviously fails to understand the true purpose of certain laws. This article on the Politico web site caught my eye, Trump Is Using the Defense Production Act All Wrong. Trump doesn’t seem to understand the purchase guaranteeing built into the DPA, which can motivate companies to move faster and produce more for less. Why is the government choosing companies to produce critically needed items without any knowledge about their factory’s ability to retool? I hope the Trump family isn’t benefiting in any way by these moves. During the Korean War, the DPA made it easy for President Truman to tap companies like Jeep in Toledo. Since they were deeply involved in WWII production of vehicles, getting them involved made perfect sense.

Ford and GM are fine companies and I am sure they will do their best producing face shields, but the idea that they could retool quickly to make a complex ventilator is naïve. There are probably many smaller, more nimble US companies that could have mastered the task easily, but without a master plan and massive coordination, they wouldn’t know what to make. We just don’t make stuff in America like we used to.

There is some history of mass testing in communities having worked out well. According to Forbes magazine, “from October 2018 onward, either genome or serology tests were performed on the majority of Egyptians 12 and over: a total of 65 million people. Although the main goal was to reduce rates of hepatitis C infection — Egypt had the highest in the world at the time — testing was also conducted for diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity.” Egypt became the first country in the world to eliminate hepatitis C. Remarkable! See what a military dictatorship can achieve? Now there’s a rich irony, my friends.

We get that Trump was trying to help local hospitals with personal protective equipment, but as we flatten the curve the government needs to shift into the next use of the DPA. Trump should use his bully routine to make companies like Abbott Laboratories and Roche, both were involved in the Egyptian effort, to manufacture millions of test kits for the virus and tests for antibodies. He can do through use of the DPA, but should the companies balk they could be threatened with the nationalization of medical testing, FOREVER! Can you believe that after writing one million words against Trump I am suggesting he use more of his office’s power to do the right thing? IMPORTANT NOTE: Trump should not be the person to negotiate the deal; he’s lousy at deal making. Egypt negotiated the price of the tests down to 50 cents a pop. Roche wanted to charge $5 a test. Our current testing of each person for COVID-19 is $20 or more. Read my lips: PROFIT TAKING.

After millions and millions of tests are produced, the CDC must offer them to every company wanting to get back to business. The company will pay for the tests and their HR department will keep the records. As my mother always said, “Sometimes you have to spend money to make money.” Under this plan, the president would sign an executive order that no place of business can reopen until everyone who will work at the location has been tested and cleared to work. Much like the healthcare workers at some doctor’s offices have stickers that show they have had a flu-shot, we could have a sticker stating, “I’ve already had it.”

There is a dark and damning issue that Trump keeps denying. He knows that if we test more people, the number of coronavirus cases will soar. He doesn’t want those figures blasted across every media outlet. The President needs to understand that his decision could unnecessarily kill many more people if he moves too quickly with reopening the country. We’ve already thrown more than $4 trillion dollars at this calamity and testing every American just might be cheaper than reopening too soon only to have to shut down again should cases multiply. That would surely lead to a collapse of the world’s economy. Testing everyone would perhaps cost about a billion dollars. We’ve spent more than that already. Paying people to stay home when we could test them and get them back to work is foolish. Will Trump get it? Will he make the right call? Now I’m afraid of two things, the virus and the prospect of a poor plan from the president.

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.

 

AN OPEN LETTER TO BERNIE SANDERS

No Longer Joe Biden His Time, Let’s Rumble

Bernie, how are you? Are you still angry and yelling loudly so people can hear you? Are you thinking about what is best for America, or is your cause and movement more important than ridding the nation of Donald Trump? You are a great American and let’s talk about the greatest things you’ve done with your two presidential campaigns.

First, you spoke to millions of Americans who feel alienated by economic and health systems that are stacked against them. Workers across America have been taken advantage of by large corporations and greedy politicians. Urging the country to raise the minimum wage is a valid and important part of equality in the United States. It is very clear we can track the ever-increasing wealth of the 1% and see the lack of advancement of those who supply that same 1% with labor and manpower. Thank you.

Next, your viewpoints on healthcare have been profoundly validated in the last month. The healthcare system of America is poor and has gotten worse under Trump. The idea of universal healthcare for all has merit, but the pharma-hospital-corporate complex may be too powerful to let that happen. That isn’t to say it wasn’t a good idea, but it was unwieldy before the COVID-19 crisis and probably impossible now with the treasury and central bank giving away most of the money that could have been used to jump start that idea. We need to create a more secure medical system, the same way we have spent billions on our military. This is not so much an insurance effort, but a new way of life. I know you know this and thank you for pounding the idea into people’s brains for the last five years.

When you announced your withdrawal from the campaign, I understood you had to say certain things to the millions of people who sent you money, but quite frankly it was less than convincing. Take this the right way, but if you really want to defeat Trump, you have to teach your followers that completing the fight is not just feeling the Bern, but getting the whole Trump family as far away from government as possible. I know it’s hard to pivot from your attacks on Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden, but you must. Having a coalition of anti-establishment power, I know it will be hard to say, “Hey,  Bros, vote for this establishment guy Joe Biden,” but you must. You’ve got to bring the same passion and conviction as you’ve done with your most important issues to the quest of removing Trump.

There are times when I am less capitalist and more socially conscious, but there are also times when I must keep my powder dry to defeat diseases in my body. There are times when we all must move forward, even if we sometimes feel we are moving backward. I have an idea for you, Bernie. Joe Biden should win the election and appoint you to the position of healthcare czar. He should give you the power to fix the system and keep America safer than whatever those goofballs in the Trump administration will leave us with.

You are a good guy and you need to stay alive and active in the righteous fight you have started, but you must use your power and talent of persuasion to solve our biggest problem, Donald Trump.

Bernie, it’s time for you to take all the money you have in your campaign bank and start a serious effort to help America. Please stop talking about keeping delegates and using that to demand the party move to your philosophy. You are either pulling out of the campaign and joining the fight to beat Trump or you are playing a power game. No one will admire you for the latter. It’s now time to march with the many who want change. It’s time for you to feel the Biden. Thanks for all that you’ve done for the country, but you’re not done yet. You need to get to work.

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.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN PROBLEM

Trump’s Lack of Vision Keeps Us All Down

During the calamity of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, we experienced a totally inadequate effort to rescue the people of New Orleans. FEMA was ill-equipped to deal with the massive disaster and displacement of locals. 1,883 people perished during that catastrophe and, while people were dying, President George W. Bush said to FEMA Administrator Michael Brown, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job!”

Some people remember that line, which nullified some of the great things George W. said during the 9-11 attacks, but I remember another line. During the fundraising event, A Concert for Hurricane Relief, a young black man jumped on stage and took the microphone and uttered these words, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Do you remember who said those words? It was Kanye West. I wonder what he would say about the new death figures coming out of America’s COVID-19 crisis.

Lunatic Trump Fanatic

We are seeing disturbing statistics about the latest coronavirus hot spots in the United States. African Americans are suffering death at a much greater rate than white citizens. According to the Washington Post, “In Milwaukee County, home to Wisconsin’s largest city, African Americans account for about 70 percent of the dead but just 26 percent of the population. The disparity is similar in Louisiana, where 70 percent of the people who have died were black, although African Americans make up just 32 percent of the state’s population.” Why is this happening? During his press briefing last night, Donald Trump said that we don’t know why this is happening, right after Dr. Anthony Fauci explained that African American suffer from more incidents of overweight, high blood pressure, asthma and other preexisting conditions that places them at greater risk. So, here’s yet another example of Trump talking and not listening.

Some people become defensive when I am critical of the head of the free world, but this is not a small issue. A black religious leader reminded me that the use of the “war” metaphor in the virus pandemic possibly encourages violence and should not be used in that way. It’s a valid point and there’s another reason it’s a bad euphemism. During war, we look the other way when it comes to civil rights and ongoing programs. That is precisely how we got the Patriot Act which led to torture and war crimes. Trump knows this and is using the term as justification for taking more power.

Obamacare brought healthcare to millions of Americans, and the Trump administration is doing everything possible to nullify or slow its benefits to low-income and minorities in this country. If we had a better healthcare system, we might have been able to keep people healthier and lower the potential for illness and death in this crisis. I am not ready to jump on stage and grab the microphone away from Taylor Swift and yell, “Donald Trump doesn’t care about black people!” but I am ready to say that his racism and xenophobic policies absolutely hurt African Americans. I realize those are shameful words, but if you analyze the actions taken by this administration, they hold water.

NBC is reporting these COVID-19 fatalities by race in New York City: 34% of the deaths were Hispanics (28% of the population), 28% were African American (22%), 27% were White (32%) and 7% were Asian (14%).

What these terrible statistics suggest is that lower income groups gravitate to cheaper foods, more fat, more salt and less doctor visits as compared to suburban soccer moms. You can see these figures and say, “Well, that’s strange,” or you can figure out what’s truly in play.

Some Republicans are much less altruistic than Democrats and Democratic Socialists and most conservative viewpoints contain that old suggestion that poor people should pull themselves up by their bootstraps and go get a good job. This myopic philosophy keeps minorities and poor people down in our society. Rich people in power don’t understand that an unhealthy population will cost more money than a healthy, well-cared for workforce. More than $156 billion is lost productivity from smoking, including $5.6 billion is lost due to secondhand smoke exposure. If we cannot solve this healthcare problem, how can we possibly help poor people now that a coronavirus epidemic is here?

We will not make our country healthier with Trump’s vision for America. Ponder this. Republicans and Trump said it was crazy offering everyone universal healthcare, but we are doing exactly that right now. People made fun of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang when he suggested sending every adult American citizen a monthly check of one thousand dollars. In fact, we are doing that right now, although not each month.

We heard Donald Trump say that he would never make America a socialist country, but he openly endorses giving both large and small companies big bailouts. Donald John must be monitored and moderated because surely, he will attempt to use the stimulus money to pay donors and fans who have said nice things about him. The My Pillow man will probably get a fat check just because Trump likes him. There needs to be oversight! As I write this, a massive Federal effort to redistribute the wealth of this country is underway without the supervision of an Inspector General.

When this crisis is over and objective minds analyze the data and dig into the truth, we will learn that Trump lied and ignored warnings that this plague was coming. He lied to the American people again in yesterday’s press briefing when he said that he never read Peter Navarro’s memo. ABC News is now reporting, “As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population.”  Either Trump is totally ignorant or doesn’t care about AMERICAN PEOPLE of all races. What a total incompetent, lying bitch of a president! WHY ARE WE LETTING HIM CONTINUE? The American people of all races, religions and persuasions deserve better. WE NEED TO HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE!

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.

 

TRUMP DOESN’T DO DETAILS

He ignores science and experts

The President keeps saying, “No one could see this coming.” That is patently false. Sadly, the sycophants who stand next to him are keeping a very large security secret that the President has been ignoring the writing on the wall. As people in the White House kept silent, it cost people their lives. Those who knew and didn’t speak up are in violation of the oath they took to work in the government.

Every new Federal employee is required by law to take an oath to support and defend the Constitution. The Oath of Office is administered on each worker’s first day of employment. The Constitution says all citizens have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If I am dead, I am not happy. Anyone in the White House who violates the oath can be charged for doing so, except the President. He can only be impeached.

The rule is 5 U.S. Code § 3333. Employee affidavit; loyalty and striking against the Government. Now a legal scholar might say the present body isn’t striking against the government, they are just enabling the president to lie, mislead and hurt citizens. If facilitating the injury and death of the American public isn’t a plot against the Constitution, then what is?

If members of this administration thought there was a risk to the citizens of our nation and did nothing about it, they were hurting America. Peter Navarro had a duty to US citizens to release the information he had to the press or disseminate it in some other way. If the President didn’t think the populace of the USA was in danger, then he failed to understand what Navarro and others were clearly saying, making him negligent as the chief executive. He may attempt to use the excuse that the people around him didn’t explain the details properly, but that doesn’t give him a get out of jail card.

We saw what happened when the Congress leveled charges against this President. That body has become impotent. The Supreme Court needs to have the case brought before them, but the Department of Justice is currently under the rapture of Trump. Attorney General William Barr should be charged with ignoring the facts before him and breaking his oath. He has proven to be more beholding to the man in the White House than the Constitution.

It’s not that outlandish to claim that disregarding the signs of a coming pandemic is breaking the oath of office. If we cannot trust our three branches of government to protect us from this “invisible enemy,” then they are complicit. The only way to deal with governmental negligence is prosecution.

Some say it’s merely his style when Trump ignores details. Okay, but when style is more important than data and actions the chief executive is hapless and helpless. Trump’s position that the states were not prepared for this pandemic and they should have had large stockpiles to fight the virus is ridiculous. He separates himself from the problem. He always does. His modus operandi is to first say it didn’t happen, then, when pressed, blame someone else. If that doesn’t work, he attacks the person asking the question. He’s more than a bully, he’s a rotten son-of-a-bitch. American is so much better than Donald Trump and we need a real president right now to lead us and to help us.

Trump says he’s trying to be positive, and then a second later tells us that more than 100,000 people will die and, if that happens, he’s done a good job. Who claims death count? I’ll tell you. The people obsessed with death count were the criminal generals in Vietnam. They didn’t report the US military death count, only the enemy death count. Trump congratulates West Virginia for doing a good job because they had no death. Really? It could be they are simply behind the curve and COVID-19 hasn’t fully impacted there yet. As of this writing, West Virginia has 412 coronavirus cases with four deaths. Does that mean they are doing a bad job?

The groundswell of criticism toward Donald Trump will continue long after virus is brought under control. It’s rather amazing that a president who has already been impeached will be long remembered as the babbling buffoon who was asleep at the wheel during the most dangerous pandemic to strike not only the United State, but also the world.

The disgrace of his disregard of the details and his denial that a federal plan is needed to defeat this curse will forever be remembered as his worst moment. I no longer care about Donny’s style, his personality or his need to control everything. America needs a new president who can properly lead and govern. Congress, both Republicans and Democrats should demand that Trump resign now. Americans have died because of this president’s delusions and denials. We don’t need lies; we need a trailblazer. TRUMP IS NOT THE RIGHT MAN TO GUIDE US THROUGH A PANDEMIC.

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.

SIDE EFFECT OF LIES

FACT: Trump Failed to Listen

One of the responsibilities of a free press is spotlighting the truth. Trump keeps using the phrase, “We are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.” While this may be true, the lies that have been packed into the shit sandwich of federal response is shameful.

As time moves forward, the happenings of the recent past become clearer. The New York Times released an article last night penned by Maggie Haberman. Here’s the headline, “Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic. A memo from Peter Navarro is the most direct warning known to have circulated at a key moment among top administration officials.” No one at the White House is saying this isn’t true, after all it’s in black and white. According to the story, here’s one of the blazing lines from the memo, “This lack of protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.”

This memo was dated January 29th, and perhaps Navarro knew more about what was happening in China than the administration was revealing to the public. According to the story, Trump Economic Advisor Peter Navarro wrote, the “risk of a worst-case pandemic scenario should not be overlooked” given the information coming from China. So, he did know.

And Maggie’s excellent reporting continues with, “A second memo that Mr. Navarro wrote, dated Feb. 23, warned of an, ‘increasing probability of a full-blown COVID-19 pandemic that could infect as many as 100 million Americans, with a loss of life of as many as 1.2 million souls.’”  So, they did know.

I read with great interest my Twitter and Facebook feeds this morning. Because of what I write, I get responses from a fair share of far-right and far-left lunatics as well as lots of comments from Russian trolls. One of the pitches of the Trump lovers is a fantasy that Trump never called the pandemic a “hoax.” Much like what Trump did when he changed the words, “I don’t see any reason why Russia would have interfered with election” to the newspeak version, “I don’t see any reason why Russia wouldn’t have interfered with election.” This is what a liar does. He changes things to make it seem like he’s telling the truth after the damage is done.

Expert Son-in-law?

Just days ago, Jared Kushner shit the bed with his analysis that the federal stockpile of medical gear is OUR stockpile, not THEIR stockpile, as if the Federal government has been magically disconnected from the states. The day after Jared’s distortion of reality, the HHS website was changed to mirror his comments on federal crisis role of government. This is reminiscent of Winston Smith’s character in the book 1984. Smith’s job was to change the archives of public journalism to reflect what Big Brother said happened. How did the writer, George Orwell know that one day we would have Trump, a fat, lying big brother wannabe.

I know, I know, I am disrespectful, but this is America. We don’t have kings, queens, tyrants or dictators. We are one of the most brilliant versions of democracy in the world, and that uncaring buffoon in the White House is not going to screw up my country.  He has failed American in so many ways, but when he contributes to the deaths of my fellow citizens he becomes an enemy of the people. We should fear viruses, but we also must guard against the ineptitude of an ignorant President.

I’m tired of Trump’s long and windy press briefings where he complains about everything that challenges him. He is so thin-skinned that if he was in the woods the snake would have already injected his poison. The President wasted time on the federal plan and he’s wasting people’s time with his lengthy diatribes. There is so much bullshit interleaved with the data that people miss major points. It was 90-minutes into the presser before the Admiral on stage added some very good information. Why not provide only information that can help people?

The side effects of lies are things like runs on certain drugs that are talked about as “game-changers.” There is no proof that Trump is right but there is some evidence that Michael Cohen made money from Novartis, a drug maker, and that Trump owns major blocks of stocks in big pharma. This should be disclosed, or at least questioned, during the next press conference. The side effect of Trump’s corruption is the diversion of attention from the biggest problem. How do we keep healthcare workers safe, prevent more death and get to a true treatment and vaccine as fast as possible?

Trump’s effectiveness is diluted by his inability to get out of the way of people who know more than he does. As Mitch McConnell admitted, because of the impeachment trial Trump took his eye off the ball. He doesn’t have the talent to prioritize things. The top of this president’s priority list is a single item, Donald Trump, not the American people. I am most utterly distressed by his consistent distancing from responsibility.

Social Distancing?

When a reporter mentioned an Inspector General’s report that hospitals are desperately in need of tests, PPE and ventilators, Trump asked the reporter to find the identity of the person who wrote the report. ARE YOU KIDDING? You are the President of the United States. All you would have to do is ask someone in your administration. I’ll lay a small wager that he will fire the person who wrote the report. What a bad president!

Donald John distances himself from his power while doing things that make most constitutional scholars gasp. He says the reason he doesn’t order governors in certain states to issue stay-at-home orders is on moral and constitutional grounds. First, he doesn’t understand the constitution and his excuse for using his power is far-fetched. If the president calls a governor, especially a Republican governor, and “highly suggests” that they should do something, they will do it. Who would say no? If it’s truly a good idea to social distance, then why not ask people to do it? It’s not showing loyalty, it’s saving lives. And if Donald Trump doesn’t understand how to save lives, he should be removed from office right now. Read this Mr. Pence.

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.

WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOSE?

The Absurdity and Arrogance of Trump 

I have been writing these posts during the COVID-19 global pandemic and much of my content has been negative. I have confronted those in power and have said some important things about the lack of early response that made this crisis worse. But today, I want to tell you a story.

My friend Barney had been feeling tired and lifeless for about the last year. He had a pain in his stomach after eating. He was told by friends that it was probably his medicines causing the stomach pain. He changed his meds, but the pain persisted. He finally consulted a gastrologist who did an endoscopy, which showed no problem. The pain and fatigue continued for the next five months. Then the gastro doctor recommended a colonoscopy.

The results were not good. The doctor found a cancerous growth in his intestine. Barney always said he respected doctors, but he made an appointment with his financial advisor and told the money guy what he was going through. The financial expert suggested Barney buy stocks in medicines. He bought tons of stocks in emerging “game-changer” virus vaccine pharmaceutical firms and he went home feeling much better. In a few weeks, he was feeling badly again. He talked to his landscaper about his stomach pain and the gardener suggested some remedies for cancer he found on the internet for his father. The landscaper sent the links to Barney and he read the ideas with great interest.

One of the ways the internet said to cure cancer, what to rub poison ivy all over your body. The theory was that the rash from poison ivy would make the cancer dissolve. Barney, having deep respect for the way his landscaper killed the aphids on his plants, always followed his advice on chemicals.

Finally, at the urging of three of his doctors, Barney decided that he would have the surgery to take the cancerous mass out of his body. Before deciding on a date though, he consulted his astrologer, Hermione. She told him that the pain would go away when the moon was in Jupiter. When he probed her about the cancer, she said that he shouldn’t worry about anyone with the Cancer sign. Barney put off the surgery.

I’m sad to say that my friend Barney passed away last Sunday. Ironically, he was watching Donald Trump on the coronavirus task force briefing. If you’re thinking about how foolish my friend Barney was, consider what happened to someone as smart as Steve Jobs when it came to disease and the cure one buys into.

You see, the obvious point I am trying to make with this little piece of fiction is that intelligent people always get experts who know best to advise them in business and in life. What we witnessed Sunday night during the press briefing was an incredibly embarrassing and disheartening display of ignorance and abuse of power. The President of the United States stood before us and kept pitching a medicine for COVID-19 that was developed to treat other ailments. Trump admitted that he’s not a doctor, but he “thinks” it could help people, especially someone who is at death’s door. Then he uttered one of his most obnoxious phrases ever, “What do you have to lose?”

The famous TV legal expert Dan Abrams has a web site called LAW AND CRIME, and his headline caught my eye today, Major Producer of Hydroxychloroquine Once Paid Michael Cohen Hefty Sum for Access to Trump”  The meat of the story says, “One of the largest manufacturers of the drug, Novartis, previously paid Trump’s now-incarcerated former personal attorney Michael Cohen more than $1 million for healthcare policy insight following Trump’s election in 2016. The Swiss drug maker signed a contract that paid Cohen’s newly formed limited-liability corporation Essential Consultants $100,000 per month in February of 2017.”

Surprise, surprise! Novartis is certainly getting their money’s worth on that deal. And because the supply of the drug is so low, Trump called the Prime Minister of India asking him to produce more of the drug for export to America. Currently, PM Modi has a ban on exports of that drug to the United States. Let’s see if he submits to Trump’s will.

Hydroxychloroquine is a drug that counteracts diseases like malaria that are caused by mosquito bites. It has never been tested to determine its effectiveness with COVID-19. Trump doesn’t understand how drugs work or their interactions with other meds. He is not a doctor and should NOT be on TV telling people that this drug could be a game changer. Is it at all possible that Trump’s pitching on this drug is based on the money that was funneled to him from the manufacturer?

Would pure financial gain push Donald Trump to risk lives and hock unproven drugs just to give people hope, or worse, to help the manufacturer make more money through drug sales? Was he giving people a stock tip or medical advice? He can’t be trusted on either point. Just last week, he made oil prices soar by lying that Russia and Saudi Arabia (OPEC) had a deal to slow the flow of oil. By the way, that action would make our gasoline prices rise.

What do we have to lose? We have science to lose. We have lives to lose. We have trust in government by the citizens of this country to lose. As I said the other day, half the people in this country don’t believe Trump at all. The other half are praying he knows what he is doing. If he’s wrong, we have more death. Why not listen to the doctors, Donald? I wouldn’t let Peter Navarro cut my grass or do my taxes. Why would the president seek advice about what drugs to take from a half-baked radical economist? Trump said he was thinking about taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent getting the virus. Maybe he should drink a whole bottle, you know, just to be sure.

THE CONFUSING REDUNDANCY

Trump’s Repetitious Monologues Show His Stress

Donald Trump seems to be amazed by this situation. He cannot go very far into any presentation without criticizing the people trying hard to find supplies they need to save lives. The Saturday briefing was irritating to any person trying hard to get through this calamity that has washed around the world. There are times when Trump is more interested in his adlib diversions than communicating important information. Why must he create demons when people are looking for leadership? This man must have a psychological problem since he is unable to muster any empathy during the coronavirus crisis.

It might make better sense to divide the economic and medical news into separate briefings. Those who are interested only in the medical and healthcare updates could then avoid all the economic pieces. This isn’t likely to happen, though. Trump cannot separate the money from the human needs right now.

Why would he tout a drug as a game changer and then, in the same breath, say it might not work? Why is this man, someone with no medical expertise, talking up drugs that have not been properly tested and with no proof they will work against COVID-19? Why did Trump create a run on drugs that are needed for malaria and lupus, when people with those maladies need those drugs? It’s totally asinine for Trump to ask the Prime Minister of India to produce a drug when there is no deep desire for it. It’s morally irresponsible for his hyperbole to affect the medication supply of this country and the world.

I would love to see a brave reporter step up and confront the bullshit and misinformation directly by asking Trump why he keeps lying so much. If that were to happen, you know the reporter would never be allowed to attend a presser again. Trump is too vindictive to allow a probing question to cut through this ongoing coverup of his administration’s stark failure. They were woefully unprepared and his attitude about oversight is appalling. He fires those to tell him the truth. He fires the head of the FBI and he sacks the Inspector General who passed a whistle blower report to Congress. Are we going to see Trump fire a judge next?

When the President of the United States opens with “There’s going to be a lot of death” in coming weeks, does he understand the adverse effect on the morale of the country? He’s such a lousy leader. I keep trying to give him a little benefit of the doubt, but he continually blows it. It makes me feel worse than if I never heard him speak again. The day I wrote this post, we had more than 300,000 virus cases and more than 8,000 people dead. I just don’t trust that Donald J. Trump, our president, is telling us the truth. Isn’t that a terrible thing to say let alone to think?

Trump must believe that if he just keeps repeating things, he will get everyone to believe his outrageous lies. This is exactly why the man is not the best person to oversee this crisis. He is emotionally and informationally unprepared for tough questions during the task force briefings. He constantly uses the crutch of “We are looking into many things” when he doesn’t have an answer. He keeps telling us that “No one ever thought this would ever happen,” except movies, experts and even some of his own advisors have illustrated the potential and details dramatically. He foolishly pastes clichés into every one of his claims and pitches. He keeps saying the coronavirus “cure cannot be worse than the problem itself,” and for the life me I have no idea what that means.

When a reporter asked about Trump’s firing of Intelligence Committee Inspector General Michael Atkinson, the President veered off into a defense of his conservation with the President of Ukraine. It was obvious Trump was highly agitated and sensitive and he seriously slipped up by calling a ventilator a “whistle blower.” He seems to be mentally unstable, but I am not a medical professional.

Trump seems less confident and angrier. When he’s not talking, he stands off to the side with a slightly impatient and bored look. He cannot turn his head without turning his whole body. He cannot control his emotional responses. He is not calm, and he has not changed. Trump appears to be doing something because he was told to do it, rather than believing in the cause and the mission. He keeps talking about how the country is not made to be closed. I must ask the President, what country is made not to have an open, free commerce and lifestyle? It’s another meaningless statement.

Trump wants credit for things. He needs praise. He desires to be loved more than respected. His words convey many flaws and weaknesses in leadership, and I must say that I am genuinely embarrassed for our country. When Mitch McConnell said that the reason we weren’t prepared for the pandemic was because Trump was focused on the impeachment trial, he admitted that Trump cannot move from issue to issue. He hyper focuses on his brand and his image rather than what is good for the people of America. It’s simple, friends. Trump is a loser.

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THE WONDER OF IT ALL, BABY

Can Trump Take the Heat of Facts?

One of the biggest hits of 1975 was a song by Paul McCartney and Wings called Listen to What the Man Said. In the song lyrics, McCartney keeps repeating that we should take note of what some mysterious man says, “For all we know, our love will grow, That’s what the man said, So won’t you listen to what the man said?” Although we don’t know who this man is, the pop icon urges us to listen to him.

All Americans must now make a choice. Which man should we listen to and who’s guidance should we follow during this coronavirus crisis? One of the strange counterpoints is we have two important briefings every day. One takes place around midday with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The other is broadcast from the White House at 5:00 PM, eastern time. The difference in style and data between the two of them is striking and remarkable.

Cuomo’s daily report covers what is happening in New York, the hottest COVID-19 spread location. I hate calling it ground zero, because that has a special meaning to people like myself who were living in New York on 9-11-2001. Cuomo’s daily briefing is important to people other than New Yorkers because, unfortunately, what is happening in New York could very well be what will soon take place in other areas of our country.

Cover of Time Magazine May 15, 2017

The daily brouhaha from the White House press room is mildly informative, but mostly partisan and combative. I am sure the words of this one man should not be taken to heart. Donald Trump has many agendas and propaganda points, and whatever useful information he presents is blurred by his bizarre views, misinformation and lies. One tidbit from yesterday really stands out. Our intrepid orange leader said that everyone getting on and off planes and trains is being tested for the virus. There is no proof or evidence this is happening on our domestic carriers. He keeps saying that no one could have ever seen this happening, but clearly, Time Magazine dedicated a whole issue to the fact we were not prepared for this. Trump doesn’t read.

What Trump’s skinny, empathy-free son-in-law said during his scatological presentation about how he is helping the logistics of moving equipment was quite disturbing. JARED KUSHNER said, “The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be states stockpiles that they then use.” His words show that he views the Federal government in a territorial way and feels that states do not own the very stockpile they built-up with taxes paid by their citizens. I would suggest Mr. Kushner’s comments are right out of George Orwell’s 1984, and smack of a deep-state conspiracy. REALLY JARED, that’s not YOUR stockpile, that’s AMERICA’S stockpile. It’s this kind of bullshit that motivated your grandparents to leave Belarus and come to America. Where is the “we are all in this together” spirit?

There is one man we should be listening to right now, physician and immunologist Anthony Fauci. He is the true leader of OUR coronavirus Task Force! We must give Fauci abundant credit for telling the truth right in the face of the ultimate disbeliever, Donald John Trump. Fauci wonders why we don’t have a national shutdown right now. Donald Trump says we don’t need it and wants to leave it up to the states. Which of these two men have the proper experience and credentials to make such a decision? The president seems to have offloaded the responsibility of getting protective gear for our first responders and hospital workers to the governors. That dismissive attitude and blame oriented management style is not only dreadful, it’s pitiful. Our loudmouthed president wants to be all-powerful, but he doesn’t use the authority of his office for good.

We have the reality of an intense evil affecting our country and our leader doesn’t have the balls to demand that Republican governors shut their states down. The Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, released this statement, “In concert with my Coronavirus Task Force & the State Health Officer, we’ve issued state orders that balance protecting our citizens & keeping the economy running. These orders also authorize localities to take additional measures where hot spots are occurring.” This is complete bullshit and exactly how the virus spreads. I hate to say this but compared to our “blue states,” Republican governors in our “red states” will be killing more people with their inaction and irresponsibility. Trump thinks he is helping the economy but he’s actually killing off his own base.

The backlash is getting worse, and Trump’s fallacious information being sprayed all over our media outlets is much like he sneezed virus droplets all across America and takes no responsibility. The hypocritical actions of Donald Trump show that he believes he can maintain the economy, with the risk of killing people. He talks in terms of “doing a great job” if less than 100,000 people die. Our President is not a good communicator. One might say he’s immoral. Whatever you think of him, you clearly must see that he’s only clear when putting down or making fun of another. When attempting to communicate important, lifesaving information, he’s a dolt!

During this time of a pandemic you must listen to what the man said, but you need to know which man. DO NOT LISTEN TO DONALD TRUMP or his sycophant minions. Listen to Doctor Fauci. Ambassador Debra Birx, who is also a doctor, uses stats to make points, but at times she appears to be listening to the wrong man. She bends her words more to please the President than to give us truth. Sorry, but that is the truth.

We will eventually get out of this disaster, but Donald J. Trump will not be able to smile and claim victory. At best, he will be found guilty of misleading our citizenry, at worst it will be determined that his inaction and lies have killed people. Trump is just a few more press conferences away from being labeled a criminal by those who know what is happening. Jim Cramer of CNBC, the financial network owned by Comcast, said “that during a war, it’s sedition to criticize a president.” He’s another man you shouldn’t listen to. During the crash of 2008, he urged his viewers to buy stocks. People lost a lot of money, but his words aligned him with the elite money people who believe we’ll resurrect the economy if we just kill some old people. If we cannot criticize what the man said, then we aren’t America anymore. Shame on you Cramer. Besides, you have a shitty voice.

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DEADLY EXCEPTIONS

Bad Government on Display

I keep seeing the mother bird coming back to the nest and finding her offspring with beaks wide open screaming for food. They trust the authority of their mother as she regurgitates what she wants them to eat. Politicians feed their constituents a lot of B.S. while they are in office, but mostly we trust that they are making decisions to help us. I’m not so sure that during a real crisis, like the pandemic we’re living through right now, that they can shed their political dogma and do the right things.

What we are witnessing lately, is a reluctance on the part of our leaders to do the forceful and smart things necessary to keep people safe as the virus spreads throughout our country. As of this writing, we still have 12 state governors who refuse to sign a stay-at-home order. However, the devil is in the details and what we are seeing in many states that have such an order is a reckless and risky sense of compromise.

For example, here are the stay-at-home exceptions in Arizona: Obtaining necessary supplies and services for family, household members, and pets, engaging in activities essential for the health and safety of family, household members, and pets. caring for a family member, friend, or pet in another household or residence, engaging in outdoor exercise activities, such as walking hiking, running, biking, or golfing, but only if appropriate physical distancing practices are used, healthcare and public health operations, human services operations, essential infrastructure operations, essential governmental functions. stores that sell groceries and medicine, food, beverage and agriculture, outdoor recreation activities, organizations that provide charitable and social services, media, gas stations and businesses needed for transportation, financial institutions, hardware and supply stores, critical trades, mail, post, shipping, logistics, delivery and pick-up services, educational institutions, laundry services, restaurants for consumption off-premises, supplies to work from home, supplies for essential business and operations, transportation, home-based care and services, residential facilities and shelters, professional and personal services, day care centers for employees exempted by the Executive Order, manufacture, distribution and supply chain for critical products and industries, hotels and motels, and funeral services.

Most of those make sense, but they added these businesses and activities they feel are okay during the coronavirus pandemic: Attending or conducting work or volunteering in Essential Functions, including transporting children to child care services for attending work in an essential service; and engaging in constitutionally protected activities such as speech and religion.

This means that places of worship can be converted into petri dishes every weekend. They further declare that gun shops are another essential business. With more than 300 million guns in the hands of Americans already, why would we need more firearms right now? Do people think they can kill he virus by shooting it?

Trump violating distancing

Trump pulled a fast one yesterday when he replaced the COVID Task Force press conference with an announcement that the feds are going after Caribbean drug dealers. What a disserve to the millions of Americans who were waiting for critical information! It’s another of orange-man’s attempts to distract and divert attention away from the bad news. And just look at the picture included in this post. Trump made no attempt to safely distance the people on the stage. He’s a hypocrite at every turn.

The devout in these compromised states will most likely fill the churches and spread the virus, which will lead to taxing the medical facilities in their locales and cause more deaths. Why are these states adding deadly exceptions to their orders?

The political posturing during this crisis is sickening and cannot be justified. Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis finally enacted a stay-at-home order, but as of Wednesday night, 8,010 people in Florida had tested positive for COVID-19, and there had been 128 deaths. Would these numbers be lower if he had acted sooner?

Twenty percent of Florida is over 60 years of age, but the governor had to be shamed into his decision. He said that he was waiting for a command from the White House. Really? He is so politically fragile he couldn’t close the beaches before the spring breakers arrived, mingled on shoreline and probably spread the virus to many places up north when they returned home.

With more than 5,000 people dead in America due to the coronavirus, one would think that the mother bird would only feed her babies the truth. One would hope she would do anything to keep her darlings safe, but Donald Trump is not a protective mother. He’s a short-sighted egomaniac who sees things only through his own win, rather than working to deliver what is necessary for human health. The governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, is equally under the Trump trance. He also waited too long to act and may have cost lives in his state. They have 5,348 cases and 163 deaths, most in Albany which is a smaller city. See, it’s not just a big city problem and it’s not an urban vs. rural crisis.

All the states should be sheltering-in place and it’s irresponsible that Donald Trump has not enforced this nationally. He has the power but refuses to use it. People who cause death by compromising are not leaders, they are ruthless politicians. Donald Trump would throw his own kids under the bus to save himself. These are deadly exceptions, and someone needed to call them out. The White House won’t. #GutlessPresident. Let’s not swallow what they are feeding us!

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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.

FROM COVFEFE TO CONVID

Trump’s Longwinded Attempt at Truth

This high verbal, self-focused and confrontational style of Donald J. Trump will never convince most Americans that he truly cares about people. He talks in terms of keeping the coronavirus body count below 100,000 people and says that will mean his administration did a good job. Really? Recall that just a few weeks ago he told his rally fans that the virus was a hoax, he enabled Fox News to claim it was a Democratic plot and he told us that 15 patients will be down to zero “real soon.”

He was lying and he sent a message to many of his sycophants that you don’t need to worry about this pandemic. Now he’s saying things are going to be really bad and you probably should worry. He cannot bring himself to tell his fan boy in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, to shut the state down. DeSantis has left it up to the counties, just like Trump has allowed the states to bear most of the responsibilities during this crisis. Who are these guys? They claim to be tough on crime, law and order kind of politicians, when they are just political whores who care more about money than saving lives. Trump waited too long to take it seriously and now claims he was just trying to be positive. THIS JUST IN: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Issues Stay-at-Home Order – finally.

Ronnie and Donnie

When I think about misinformation being used in what some say is a positive way, I have to believe that they don’t see any difference between a lie and the truth. Donald Trump is a liar, and he simply makes up a lot of the information he pumps out. If a “little lie” leads to deaths, how is that constructive? Trump also misinterprets what people say. We’ve seen it when the doctors and experts say something, and then Trump attempts to reiterate their point while changing the facts. The authorities then come back and attempt to clear up the misinformation, but Trump doesn’t comprehend his error and the damage has been done.

The misuse of time with these long-winded press conferences, which he loves because they’re getting big ratings, are less productive than what New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo does each day. Cuomo’s well focused pressers give valuable, precise, concise information. I guess Trump likes Cuomo’s reports as well because yesterday he used the exact same line that Andrew delivered hours earlier.

Trump believes that the more he talks the better things get. What our idiot president doesn’t realize, and no one has the balls to tell him, is the more he talks the greater the chance he will say something that is either misleading or totally WRONG. Donald only makes things worse when he attacks the press and Democrats and repeats that strange talking point that he inherited a broken system. Well he’s been President for more than three years so he’s admitting that he never saw it, or worse, knew it was broken but did nothing to fix it. He is so blame-oriented that he cannot objectively analyze his own words and moves. He’s disconnected from the truth and has been fora long time. He’s not well.

Let’s be clear on one point, when your press conference is broadcast on all three major cable news networks and many local TV stations you should have good ratings. People tune in because they want to know what’s going on. More than 40% of Americans believe Trump and think he’s going to help them. The pollsters got their underwear in a knot when they saw Trump’s approval ratings on the coronavirus polices jumped to 49% but pull the curtain back and see that Andrew Cuomo’s rating is 80% to 85% positive. The latest Fox News poll shows that if the election were held today, Biden would get 49% of the vote while Trump would net only 40%. The blowhard on TV keeps telling everyone what a great job he’s doing but most of America isn’t buying it.

Trump talks about how his efforts prevented millions from dying while every day the death toll in this country gets larger. It’s clear that he acted too late and incompetently yet what does he do? He claims that New York and New Jersey were tardy to the party. That brought this tweet from the New York Governor’s office, “This is not the time to debate, but the states were not slow to respond — the federal government was absent.”

Why is this happening? Why are people working hard to save lives being taunted by some fat-ass loser from the sidelines? Trump talks about how hard his team is working, and I am sure they are, but when does this bullshit stop? I think Trump feels he can talk and buy his way out of this problem. He got caught cheating on his wife then sent the porn star a $130,000 stimulus plan, or as we call it HUSH MONEY. This president saw Obamacare working too well and did tried to crush it. Can you believe the Department of Justice is suing to get rid of a legislative act? WTF? Can you believe that Trump questions the orders for ventilators from hospitals? Who is the feckless dick?

I don’t believe anything Trump says. He claims that 500,000 test kits were sent out but were never used. So, where the fuck are the kits? Why wouldn’t he have known where they were and why they couldn’t be used? The answers given in the latest briefing were farcical. It’s just like this administration didn’t know the location of the kids who were separated from their parents at the southern border and now the Federal Government cannot track the test kits they sent out. Does no one in the White House have a computer?

I think they are lying about a lot of things, perhaps even the death count. Trump’s team urges the stay at home policy, but this president doesn’t have the balls to sign a nationwide shutdown. When it comes to the cruise ships needing to offload sick and dead people, Trump simply says, “DeSantis should do the right thing,” BUT TRUMP NEVER SAYS WHAT THE RIGHT THING IS. The man cannot admit that he is wrong, and his disciples carry forth this insane, egotistical approach to management. They are all idiots and the sooner we get rid of them the better off America will be.

New Book About America

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.