GOD VS TRUMP

Can Religion Cure the Divide?

The evangelical community often poses a strong question, “What Would Jesus Do?” It’s often shortened to the acronym WWJD. The Bible tells us that Jesus came to a Jewish temple and disrupted the tables set up by the “money changers” in front of that place of worship. It is said that Jesus had no quibble with paying the temple tax, but he drove the moneychangers out because they had been deceitful. The famous quote is, “My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” Let’s, as they say on TV, unpack that statement.

According to the word of the internet, the Temple tax amounted to a half shekel and was paid by Israelites and Levites to maintain the Jewish Temple. It’s hard to calculate the worth of half a shekel today, but a rough guess is somewhere near $12.

I have a feeling that the young preacher was aggravated because the moneychangers were “quick grifting” at the doors of the temple. Jesus called it “my house,” which was purely a literary trick to connote ownership for the gossip writers who would cover the event 70 years later. Assuming Jesus was the son of God, the meaning is God’s house was, in fact, his house as well. I’m willing to wager that clause was in God’s last will and testament.

Temple politics was a problem for the Galilean man from Nazareth, probably gleaned from John the Baptist. Both Jesus and John questioned the political aspects of Judaism at the time, saying that one didn’t need to have the temple and its high priests involved in communication with God. Jesus preached that people could cleanse their souls and save themselves by praying directly to God. The rural rabbi ignored the rules of the Temple and the laws of the land which placed him in direct conflict with the power structure.

Not to compare Liz Cheney with Jesus, although it’s tempting, she has decided that followers of the Republican dogma do not need to communicate to the world through Donald Trump. Now please hold onto your prayer books here. Isn’t Donald Trump similar to the high priest Joseph Caiaphas from Year 30? Caiaphas had no use for the 72 members of the full Sanhedrin, the Congress of the Temple. He also believed himself to be above the law and could pick who lived and who died in the party, ah, I mean church.

The Roman guards who arrested Jesus didn’t bring him to a Roman jail or the full assembly for judgement as stated in the book of Mark. The hastily organized indictment of Jesus was conducted under a cloak of darkness, with many believing that Caiaphas wanted to get past the whole “Jesus matter” as soon as possible. He did so behind closed doors, without the Sanhedrin present.

Okay, back to the present. Next week, a vote will be taken to cast Liz Cheney, the elected Representative of Wyoming, from all leadership roles in the Republican Party. Minority leader Kevin McCarthy will then return to his office, wash his hands of the matter, and say it was the people’s will. That would make Kevin, Pontius Pilate.

Clearly, I am quicker on my feet with politics than religion. I presented a similar idea in my book “If God Could Talk,” and when I participated in a local book club discussion about that, the gossips in my community decried my use of atheism to tell a story. Some members thought the fiction was real, they couldn’t separate the writer from the characters, which made me feel that my writing was taken seriously.

There is a huge divide in America. Some peoples’ belief in fiction, or as it’s called THE BIG LIE, prevents them from seeing non-fiction as truth. Heavy, eh? But the greatest curse is the blend of politics and church. Jefferson never went far enough with his observations and, of course, he also didn’t go far enough countering the enslavement of Africans.

I just read a great piece by Bruce Ledewitz, a law professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He says, “Many theologians have tried to explain that the wonder-working God is a misinterpretation.” Heavy stuff. It reminds me of a Republican who says Trump was “just joking” about drinking bleach. Some try to lighten up the miracle aspect of Jesus so that more people will come into his tent while some Republicans downplay Trump’s errors to rewrite history. Shameful and sad. But Ledewitz wasn’t trying to say the miracles didn’t happen, he was just pointing out how 2021 interpretations may lead to more people finding faith a solution to their own personal problems.

If God can’t do miracles, then who can? The “wonder-working” is what drew me in as a young Presbyterian. I always felt that no matter how bad things got, God could set them straight and provide a fix. God didn’t thrash the money changers in the Temple, Jesus did. Was Jesus enforcing God’s will on Earth or was he just a rebellious preacher taking matters into his own hands?

Of course, 2,000-year-old writings pale in comparison to today’s science and realities. However, the more things like QAnon beliefs and support of centuries old racism leech to the surface, the more we are tempted to think that religion and church teachers are out of sync with reality. If your reality is all wrong, how can you embrace a true belief in the almighty God? It’s the thinking that gets in the way, not the believing.

Trump is not going to live forever, and those who have decided he is greater than truth, the party, or more importantly, the country and democracy itself are hollow human forms who shall perish in time. But before they do, they must be stopped. All Congresswomen should join together and submit an article of censure against Keven McCarthy. Those who can’t or won’t are complicit in the rampant sexism and idol worshipping of the Republican Party. If they cannot support a member who has taken a stand against Trump’s lies and attack on democracy, then what good are they? They are just moneychangers, lying to the people, cheating the citizens and converting cash into their own power.

There are too many Pilates and way too many Caiaphas who would go so far as to kill truth and the son of God to keep their power and prestige among the high priests. The leaders of the evangelical movement do not have the wisdom to know a lie from a truth and they will NOT be helpful in curing the divide. Why haven’t they spoken out? Have they already counted the money and washed their hands? I fear they have done exactly that.

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Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs: If you only read one chapter of this book, try “Take a Knee for America” and think about our never-ending conflicts between minorities and the police. I’m not asking you to take a stand but having a deep and honest conversation about why some people think the way they do would be productive. This is a book for the moment which seeks to start a conversation about peace. And if you are worried about social media, you really should check out the chapter called “Social Media Menace.”

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BUSY ON THE WRONG ISSUES

Writing Bad Laws & Just Looking Away

Have you ever worked with someone who went out of their way to make it seem they were always busy and working hard when they really weren’t doing much of anything? When asked for an answer, they will likely issue a long memo with self-aggrandizing rewrites of history and finger pointing. Well, after losing a big election, the Republican party is going out of its way to appear they are very, very busy but they’re only being noisy while making America worse.

First, based on the big Trump election lie, they are pushing more than 170 laws under the guise of battling voter fraud but most of that legislation will only make it harder for people to vote. They big goal is clamping down on mail-in voting, even though that method has been used successfully for decades and some states use it exclusively. Many of these new laws just restate things already on the books but with more intimidating and stern language, while making voting more difficult for low-income folks, rural dwellers and those without a government ID.

Small Minded DeSantis

Next, some Republican governors took a stand against vaccine passports attempting to appeal to libertarian values. They don’t have the power to tell any company what to do and this will be determined by the courts in those states, not the governor.

And then, Florida passed an anti-riot act which codifies punishments for protesters who go too far, but it’s so poorly written that one could get arrested while crossing the street during a protest the authorities have declared is a riot. Nowhere in the law does is define terms, and peaceful activists will have no idea if part of their crowd has put the whole assembly in jeopardy of a felony. Here’s the best part. This proposed law gives anyone the right to drive their car into protesters who are blocking a street. Can you even believe that? It’s a kind of “stand your ground” with a two-ton weapon and it literally grants the driver immunity from prosecution. WTF?

And while the pen is still wet, governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis have tried to limit liabilities for insurance companies after a disaster destroys people’s properties. Homeowners and attorneys have testified before the state House Commerce Committee that the new legislation would make it easier for insurance companies to lowball payments to homeowners with legitimate damage claims. Who are these people?

The Republicans come off like whiny little bitches when screaming about Dr. Seuss and the “Cancel Culture.” On top of that, they want to keep trans kids from playing sports. Not even a doctor’s verification that the student has gone through one year of hormone change therapy and deemed “NON-MALE,” will guarantee these kids a chance to engage in a sport of their choosing. They want to codify trans-gendered people as a separate class. Maybe they should take a page from history and declare every trans person as three fifths of a “regular person” and then just look away.

We have crumbling roads, bridges ready to fall into rivers and millions of Americans barely getting by during this pandemic, yet the Republicans have decided to attack and destroy democracy rather than working to make things better. I just don’t get it. Are they catering only to those who are ignorant about the dire need for action? Are they focusing their work solely on the sycophants who believed all of Trump’s bullshit? They are making no attempt to broaden their party and they’re not smart enough or talented enough to find a better path.

The Republican Party has come to a fork in the road. Many of them are doubling down on Trumpism and following the lead of Fox News. It’s funny to me how an entire political party has been hijacked by an idiot and continues to be manipulated by C-student talk show hosts. Sad.

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How to Hire Great People: Tips, Tricks and Templates for Success

Great companies hire great people. This short, easy-to-read book will help you recruit, review and refocus your new workers into the style and culture of your company. Motivating people to do great work will manage turnover and keeping good workers at your company will maintain your success. Employee inspiration makes a positive difference in our competitive world. HOW TO HIRE GREAT PEOPLE covers everything, including testing, training, tricks and tips. Follow this guide and you’ll assemble strong teams with smart workers, and you’ll learn some time-tested techniques about how to keep them.

Kindle and Paperback Click Here

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs: If you only read one chapter of this book, try “Take a Knee for America” and think about our never-ending conflicts between minorities and the police. I’m not asking you to take a stand but having a deep and honest conversation about why some people think the way they do would be productive. This is a book for the moment which seeks to start a conversation about peace. And if you are worried about social media, you really should check out the chapter called “Social Media Menace.”

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

 

 


THE RON JOHNSON FACTOR

Why do we let stupid people talk?

In the Academy Award nominated film Mank, there is a great scene where an out of work movie extra begs for a dollar from the highly paid screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and tells him that all the studios are moving from Hollywood to Florida. The setting was the 1930s, when labor unions were putting a squeeze on the studio moguls and there was a rumor that the mega-film studios might leave California for a more corporation-friendly state. By the way, Herman “Mank” Mankiewicz was the father of journalist/political figure Frank Mankiewicz and the grandfather of Josh Mankiewicz, a reporter for NBC Dateline.

Herman, Frank & Josh

The conspiracy-minded movie extra shows up late in the film as a “real voter” in an anti-labor candidate newsreel produced by MGM. The candidate was Upton Sinclair, the writer and muck-racker. This movie has an incredibly slow beginning that it took me two viewings to get through the entire film, but it was worth it. The plot centers on Mank’s struggle to get his screenplay Citizen Kane produced. The storyline moves from a 1930 meeting between Mankiewicz and William Randolph Hearst to the making of Citizen Kane in 1941, but that is just the back story. The real plot details the start of the struggle between the rich and powerful movie producers and the creative types, the latter being sympathetic to collective bargaining and supported by socialist, and sometimes communist, influencers.

In 1942, Mank and Orson Wells won the Academy Award for ‘Kane as the best original screenplay. Eight years later, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy began his campaign to unfairly accuse and discredit Hollywood writers and actors claiming that communists had invaded the movie industry. Many of those he denunciated were blacklisted or lost their jobs even though most of them were not members of the Communist Party. This was a dark time in America, and with anti-communist fervor gripping the country many people just went along with it. McCarthy soon went after the military and even Dwight Eisenhower, but when “Ike” became the 34th President, this bullshit was stopped in its tracks.

I could make a link between the Nazi sympathizing German immigrants of Wisconsin and lay out a case because the Nazi’s hated Russians and Communism, but that might be a leap too far. However, there are a good number of neo-Nazi types in Wisconsin and their rhetoric is somewhat anti-Democrat. You don’t need to take my word for it. Check out the facts on the Southern Poverty Law Center website. So, that’s what gave us a Joseph McCarthy and now gives us a Ron Johnson, the state’s current outspoken Senator.

There was a time Johnson was a business guy, running a company started by his wife’s brothers that produced plastic products for the medical industry. Despite having no political experience, he ran for a Senate seat in 2010 and won. He’s worth more than ten million dollars but every time he opens his mouth stupidity spews forth. I have sarcastically called him the least intelligent man to ever hold public office.

In 2013, Senator Johnson said, “When I hear politicians talk about restoring faith in government . . .  No, no, no, no, no. That is the wrong solution!” This statement not only reveals his hatred of government but demonstrates his acute ability to scatter scatological fertilizer of distrust that helped deliver the January 6, 2021 Capitol Hill riot.

During a recent Senate Homeland Security hearing, Johnson railed against ”…the disinformation, the scaremongering, and the prescription log jam that has been created by bureaucrats.” Here he’s pushing hydroxychloroquine, just as Donald Trump did, long after it was declared ineffective as a Covid-19 treatment. Johnson called Ashish Jha, the Dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, “reckless” during a Senate hearing when Jha offered factual statements about the well-known malaria treatment. Jha commented that Johnson came off as a “snake oil salesman.”

It would be easier to understand Ron Johnson’s intentions if we knew he owned a bunch of stock in the company that produces hydroxychloroquine, but maybe he is just stupid. His misinformation could not only cost taxpayers a bunch of money but could also kill people. You ask me to prove it? Okay, the Oklahoma Department of Health purchased a stockpile of hydroxychloroquine for two million dollars last spring after former President Trump, despite a lack of evidence, promoted use of the antimalarial drug as a treatment for COVID-19. The health department is now trying to sell the drugs. Yeah, Trump and Johnson owe money to the people of Oklahoma.

And here’s the icing on this shit cake. Senator Ron Johnson said this about the January 6 insurrection during a radio interview, “I knew those were people [the rioters] who love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, so I wasn’t concerned.” Had he simply stopped there, he would still have been stepping in cow poop, but he continued, “…this is going to get me in trouble — had the tables been turned and President Trump won the election and those were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and antifa, I might have been a little concerned.” Johnson was referring to far-left-leaning protesters known as anti-fascists who resist neo-Nazis and white supremacists at demonstrations and other events. However, his words reveal a few other things.

He’s admitting that Donald Trump lost the election but he’s also saying that because Trump didn’t win it was okay for people who “love this country” to break the law, well, because they “respect law enforcement.” WTF? What he will never comprehend is how racist his comments are, but that didn’t stop him from doubling down the next day to “clarify” his remarks with this, “There is nothing racial about my comments. Nothing whatsoever. This isn’t about race, this is about riots. It’s still pretty shocking that it would take what I consider completely innocuous comment and turn it into, you know, use the race card on me and say there’s some kind of racist comment involved and that there was none.” Johnson described marchers at the January 6 Save America Rally as people “who would never do anything to break a law.” Um, Mr. Johnson, they BROKE THE LAW!

I stick by my comment, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is the least intelligent man to ever hold public office. Why did Hitler hate the Jews, put them on trains, ship them out of his country and then execute them? Why are some white people afraid of black people? Why do we have white supremacists and neo-Nazis in America? The reasons are because of people like Ron Johnson. He’s too dumb to know what racism is and just powerful enough to keep fucking up America. VOTE HIM OUT!

 


WHAT WE THINK OF LAWYERS

Why do Attorneys Lie on TV but not in Court?

I like lawyers. I was once was sued for $78 million and crafty attorneys got me off the hook from a frivolous lawsuit with no merit. I have experience as an expert witness in many broadcast-oriented court cases, I once testified in a lawsuit presented in court by an obnoxious lawyer. One year later, I helped that same lawyer win another case. I guess he thought I was a credible witness.

Broke-dick attorneys and ambulance chasers who have become spokespersons of ill-advised causes based on lies and deception have been spreading their bullshit all over our media. Rudy Giuliani comes to mind, as do Bruce Castor and Michael van der Veen, a personal injury lawyer from Philadelphia. Hey, a guy must make a living. I am not impressed with any of them, but who am I to judge? Any member of the opposing side would be quick to point out, they often won cases for their clients.

Submitting false statements or lying to the court is illegal, and an attorney can get in legal trouble if they’re caught. Should opposing counsel in a civil case detect dishonesty, they can move for sanctions which could result in a fine or perhaps having to pay the other side’s legal fees. This rarely happens but the downside is enough of a deterrent to keep dirty, dime-store attorneys from lying to win.

I know of a lawyer who didn’t show up in court for a divorce case. The judge found for the other party, which would have cost the “missing lawyer’s” client more than $100,000. When that client learned of her attorney’s malfeasance, she sued him for malpractice, which took years to resolve. The lawyer said he missed the court date because he was absorbed in his own divorce case and forgot. That is some rich irony.

Each US state has a bar association to oversee the legal profession and ensure that attorneys carry out their trade in an honest, fair and legal manner. If an attorney lies or practices in a shady manner, they could get dinged by their state bar and have their reputation damaged beyond repair. Attorney misbehavior is published in monthly association magazines read by every state bar member. This kind of trade shaming can lead to shunning and financial harm.

If a lawyer completely flies off the rails, the state bar can suspend their license or impose probation as punishment. As a self-governing profession, state bars typically give lawyers the benefit of the doubt the first few times. So, America’s Mayor Rudy will probably get a light spanking and be sent on his way.

An attorney with a pattern of ethics violations, such as egregious conduct or misusing client funds, could get disbarred. United States attorneys are never punished for zealously representing their clients. An attorney is expected to present the facts and law in the most favorable light for their client. Bending the law or the facts slightly, especially when addressing a jury, is not disallowed but there are lines and limits.

A defense lawyer relies on information provided by their client and there is no requirement that they investigate a client’s statements. On the other hand, a prosecutor would most likely verify each bit of information. A good attorney will judge the credibility of their client before going out on a limb. Some defense attorneys may even say to a client, “Don’t tell me you committed a crime, just tell me what happened.” I’m not sure that being kept in the dark is a permission slip for lying, but, hey, they have a job to do.

Even simple cases can have multiple legal theories of defense, each supported by different facts or circumstances. Lawyers have broad discretion to determine which combination of law and facts should be presented on behalf of their client. They also have free rein on how to present their case. Short of the other side raising objections that the judge sustains, an attorney runs his or her own show.

Lawyers must be reasonable when they present rules of evidence, rules of civil procedure, local rules of the court and precedent. The role of the judge is preventing counsel from going over a line that could steer the case in a direction preventing justice for all.

In the more than sixty cases brought to court by Donald John Trump and his allies, one judge had a great line when stating they can’t come into court and just say there was fraud, they must prove their case. When the lawyers of the former president presented questionable affidavits, one judge questioned the authenticity of signed documents. Trump’s attorney responded, “So technically – yes – if a person signs an affidavit with false information, they could be charged with perjury. But proving the person willfully lied can prove to be quite difficult in many cases.” Once the word got out that any person lying to help Trump during their testimony could go to jail, fewer affidavits were presented.

Sam Waterston

TV shows like Law & Order have given all of us some insight about how the process works, but their presentations are not always complete or accurate. There are also compelling shows such as 20/20, Dateline and 48 Hours, where we see other aspects of how the criminal justice system works. One of my personal takeaways with cold cases is the initial investigative work by the detectives can be remarkably shoddy. I don’t mean to rub the blue line people on this issue, but over time we have put a lot of innocent people in jail. In other cases, investigators spend years going after one guy who had nothing to do with the crime. Many times, the police report and file might be the only evidence a defense attorney has to develop a case. A faulty report in such an instance could be a gift for to the prosecutor who wants to quickly lock up the “monster.”

I have utter faith in the system, but we must keep a careful eye on bad judges, bad attorneys and an underfunded prosecutor’s office. We can never let our guard down. America was founded on a fair justice system and a well-written Constitution, things that many countries, such as the UK and Israel, do not have. When a lawyer lies, they endanger the system and themself. When a judge permits fabrications and distortions to be presented in court, he or she weakens the justice system. It might not be a popular decision, but those who can’t stand the heat need to get out of the kitchen. Always remember the most important line, “Equal justice for all.”

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How to Hire Great People: Tips, Tricks and Templates for Success

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The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs: If you only read one chapter of this book, try “Take a Knee for America” and think about our never-ending conflicts between minorities and the police. I’m not asking you to take a stand but having a deep and honest conversation about why some people think the way they do would be productive. This is a book for the moment which seeks to start a conversation about peace. And if you are worried about social media, you really should check out the chapter called “Social Media Menace.”

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


WE WARNED YOU, AGAIN AND AGAIN

Trump Was and Is Bad for America

Yesterday brought an incredible moment in American history. The process and strength of our democracy was challenged, and we survived. Well, most of us did. Unfortunately, four people died during the insurrection and attack on our Capitol. This reminds me of what happened at Kent State University when the same number of people were shot down by the Ohio National Guard, motivating the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song, Ohio.

It was the public calls to action by the Commander in Chief of the United States that led to these deplorable demonstrations yesterday. Numerous tweets from the account @RealDonaldTrump urged his “followers” to come to Washington and demonstrate against the Electoral College vote certification by Congress. It was a truly desperate attempt to subvert the will of the American people.

Then, with tens of thousands of rabid supporters on the green for their permitted protest, Donald Trump urged his sycophants to march to the Capital and stop the count of the electoral votes. And they did. Trump knew what he was doing, but failed to comprehend the disaster that would soon unfold. Fool.

Now we face a constitutional crisis beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Several months ago, when people were peacefully demonstrating in support of civil rights and Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump ordered the Attorney General to get involved. A group of unmarked government agents armed with tear gas swooped in and forcefully removed the law-abiding citizens so Trump could walk to a church and hold his Bible photo opportunity. Why was there no such effective force working to save the Capital yesterday?

There will be hearings and investigations, but the immediate focus should fall on invoking the 25th Amendment. If you are unaware or hazy, here’s what it’s all about.

Trump must be removed from office because he clearly demonstrated his lack of respect for our government and its laws, and he engaged in seditious behavior. What exactly is sedition? It occurs when someone’s conduct or speech incites people to rebel against the authority of a state. What is the punishment? Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to twenty years in prison for inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it.

So, the 25th Amendment is not nearly as bad as other punishment Donald John Trump could face. Most of us believe it would be great for America if he was stripped of power and escorted from the White House. He could then go stay at one of his garish hotels on his own dime to wait for his trial.

It’s time for a moment of silence and then a real loud scream. We have faced the reality of who we are as a people. We have many diverse views, but those make us better. US citizens may freely use the power of the First Amendment by raising their differing opinions and voices, but they must never abuse that privilege.

I was a late 1960s protester, totally against the war in Vietnam, when I was threatened with a large wooden baton wielded by an even larger Pittsburgh Police officer. He raised the club above my head and said, “If you step off that curb, I’m going to smash your f%!#ing skull!” Probably an anatomy major, but I obeyed. Our protests created change; they ended a corrupt and unjust war. Yesterday, the protesters became rioters then looters, but they got the exact opposite of what they wanted. The final analysis will show millions of people turned against an impaired leader to create temporary bipartisan sanity. But at what cost?

Those who serve in Congress and supported and distorted the facts for Trump should be censured and shunned. They should NOT be allowed to sit on ANY committee. They have made America weaker.

More than anything, yesterday’s events proved to me that these are important times for our country, and not all that happened was bad. Yes, four people died, and that will be investigated, but what we saw is the ultimate manifestation of the abuse of power. It’s the same thing my father fought against in Europe during World War II. Had he been there yesterday I am sure he would have been shouting at the TV, “JUST SHOOT THEM!” It’s similar to what he said to me right after the Kent State killings, “They deserved it!” Demonstration is one thing, but any person attacking the government becomes a traitor in many people’s eyes.

I have been banned from Twitter for life for complaining about TRUMP and directly confronting those who lied for him, I humbly and politely ask that you send a direct message to @jack, Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, and demand he remove @RealDonaldTrump from the platform and ban him for life. REALLY, I got banned for saying his press secretary was a bimbo, but Donald Trump urged people to engage in insurrection which caused violence and death! BAN TRUMP FOR LIFE!  Do it for America!

The Trump Mob

After yesterday’s tragic events, the Dow Jones rose above 31,000 today. This could be an indicator that removing a bad president from our government will be good for everyone. Donald Trump is an unstable loser lacking the moral fiber to properly lead this country. I can imagine him flying away to some country without extradition to escape prosecution. Will retribution for what he has done follow him there, or will he once again dig into his manipulative bag of tricks to con others?

Wake up America! it’s time to rebuild, reform and remodel. Joe and Kamala have their work cut out for them, but I know they have the support and skill to stitch the diverse pieces of America into one solid, unified country. Our four-year national nightmare is finally over.

This book will show you how yesterday HAPPENED:

The book that tells it like it is…

Gold, God, Guns & Goofballs: If you only read one chapter of this book, try “Take a Knee for America” and think about our never-ending conflicts between minorities and the police. I’m not asking you to take a stand but having a deep and honest conversation about why some people think the way they do would be productive. This is a book for the moment which seeks to start a conversation about peace. And if you are worried about social media, you really should check out the chapter called “Social Media Menace.”

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

 


IT’S ALL BEEN BASED ON LIES

Dealing with the Donald Going Forward

In order to feel better, some people cling to myths, beliefs and dogmas. We humans have developed superior brains as compared to the rest of the animal world, but that doesn’t guarantee that everything everyone believes is true. For example, there was a time when eclipses were thought of as demonic messages chastising us for our sins. Astronomy has taught us why eclipses occur, and turpitude is not a factor.

Not How To Catch An Eclipse

It amazes me that so many members of Donald Trump’s cult are fooled by the lies and dysfunctional harangues by their demented leader. People are sending him money, marching in the streets and clutching the fairytale that the Donald won the presidential election. Why?

Well, I believe it’s all been based on lies. Let’s start with the idea that Trump knows more than everyone else, and because of his business expertise he’s the only one who can “fix” America. The Apprentice, NBC TVs former reality show, was a well-scripted presentation of Donald Trump’s purported magnificence, but it was all a lie. Mark Burnett, the producer of the show, decided who would stay and who would go. Most of the program’s footage did not involve Donald Trump and he had hardly any creative input. That large man  was just a prop, but his large audience was convinced that he was a management wizard.

Over the years, Trump has voiced his opinion on crime (the Central Park Five), taxes (sued to get unearned tax credits in NYC), war (the Iran war was good, then bad), politics (snarky swipes at those he feels are beneath him) and “the system.” Some newspapers and talk shows didn’t bother to investigate, took him seriously and awarded him much too large a platform. Then, the dysfunctional Trump claimed Barack Obama was ineligible to be president because he wasn’t born in America. That caused a lot of anger and distrust in Democrats but drew worship and cheers from white supremacists and far-right lunatics. Of course, it was all a lie, originally created online by white militias and neo-Nazis. Donald simply promoted and glorified the falsehood.

Eventually, Trump layered out a series of lies to provide a path for him to move from a liberal New York Democrat to a neo-Republican fake. He seemed to find God along the way. Overnight he became a pro-life advocate, claiming that he was always a Republican. All of this was fabrication.

Soon, Trump decided to run for President and “make America great again.” Now I have always been critical of my country — from Richard Nixon’s lies through the Vietnam war to the ever-present corruption by egomaniacs and sycophants in both business and government. We are not a perfect society, but there is far more positive than negative. Everything Trump has said in the last ten years might lead you to believe that America fell into a dark abyss of failure and disrepair. More lies.

Sure, there are always things we can do better but when bad things happen, we generally handle them properly and move forward. Donald Trump’s constant putdown of America and people he doesn’t like is not representative of the stunning excellence of the US. It’s Trumpean negativity.

Dandruff or Snow?

Here’s an example of America at her best.  In 1982, a series of deaths in Chicago resulted from people taking Tylenol-branded acetaminophen capsules. The product was pulled off the shelves nationwide and a thorough investigation was launched by not only the company but also by federal agencies. They eventually figured out that some lunatic had laced the capsules with potassium cyanide. No suspect was ever found, but good things followed.

We took a critical look at the way medicines and foods were packaged and made changes to improve safety and security. Johnson & Johnson spent millions of dollars to save their reputation and the Tylenol brand. Today, when you are ill or hospitalized and need a safe pain killer, you get Tylenol. America can do anything it puts its mind to, and we are viewed as smart, successful and productive by most countries of the world. Trump didn’t need to do anything but keep his mouth shut to preserve our brand. Instead, he fibbed and failed.

Leaders of the world didn’t take Trump seriously because of his transparent deceit. It’s a lie that Donald Trump was a successful businessman. It’s a lie that he is fabulously rich. If he has so much money, then why does he owe more than $400 million to some person or country that he’s too afraid of or too ashamed of to admit? It’s a falsehood that he’s a stable genius. He’s never shared his high school or college transcripts and he’s never shown speck of stability in the things he says and does. His foundation is a bed of wretched lies.

As of now, 62% of Donald Trump’s December 2020 tweets have focused on “Election Fraud,” which is a huge fucking lie. By contrast, only 7% of his tweets concerned COVID-19. Out of all his posts, Twitter flagged 26% of them as misinformation. Who is this person who says he cares about the American public? The fat toad has given up on all aspects of the coronavirus crisis except those that make him look good. His primary concern is “getting credit” for the vaccines coming out during his final weeks in office.

Millions of people believe Trump is telling the truth about voting machine manipulation, thousands of his ballots being thrown out and some deep state conspiracy that has been working behind the scenes to make him look bad and thwart his political agenda. Those are all lies too, but his fans share his anger believe he’s an honest broker. He’s never been honest in his life.

I get nervous and angry when I think about this. Alex Jones, the far-right internet conspiracy theorist, screamed that Joe Biden will be removed from office “one way or another.” These words were spoken to the crowd at a pro-Donald Trump rally December 12, 2020 in Washington, D.C. and they are a clear threat to the President-elect. Jones should be placed under investigation by the Secret Service and the FBI. No matter what Donald Trump says, I respect the honest patriots who keep our president and people safe from lunatics. Alex Jones is truly an enemy of the people. That is not a lie.

What should happen after Trump leaves office? The best outcome would be the media and his disappointed fans to just STOP LISTENING TO THE LIES. As I learned from the Mary L. Trump book, the original lie planted in Donald’s unstable mind stated that he was the chosen one. He was somehow better than everyone else in his family and even the world. The lie was embellished by his mother, reinforced by kowtowing siblings and solidified as he advanced through life. The poisons from the silver spoon leached into his brain and permanently damaged him.

Donald John Trump’s life, success and quest for fame have all been based on dishonesty, delusions and disinformation. He’s an immoral failure of a human being without a morsel of empathy for other people, even his own family members. The election wasn’t stolen in 2016 and it wasn’t stolen in 2020. It’s time to move on from this embarrassing era in American history. It’s all been based on LIES!

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OPEN LETTER TO STANFORD

The University Should Protect Its Reputation

Today, I’ve had enough. I’m tired of people who are hurting our fellow citizens and we must speak out. We need to point out that when educational institutions enable false information, they are wrong and must be confronted. Stanford University is a great school, but they may be risking that reputation. So, I wrote a letter:

Dear Stanford University,

Is Stanford University willing to trash its good reputation because of SCOTT ATLAS?

I hope this message finds its way to the person responsible for causing all the problems. Is Dr. Atlas the sole member of Stanford’s HOOVER INSTITUTION? Who oversees this? What oversight is applied by the University? THIS EMAIL SHOULD BE READ BY THE PROVOST AND PRESIDENT. I would have sent this to Marc Tessier-Lavigne, but I can’t find an email address for him.

Let’s start with some basic knowledge.

  1. More than 220,000 people in the United States have died because of the COVID-19 crisis.
  2. The Trump administration has produced a confusing and misinformed policy on fighting the virus.
  3. The White House has hired a Stanford Fellow to advise the President.
  4. Dr. Scott Atlas, that advisor, has contributed to the confusion and misinformation.
  5. Dr. Scott Atlas has tweeted that face coverings (masks) do not work.

So, let’s get real. If I were the President of the United States, I would fire this man ASAP. If I were running Stanford, I would disassociate myself from this individual immediately. Why?

LIES for a LIAR

What Scott Atlas is really saying is that front line people are NOT protected by PPE. ANY MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL KNOWS THAT IS NOT TRUE. Doctors wear coverings during an operation to protect the patient and themselves. This is a fact. Is that what Dr. Atlas meant? I assume that SNC uses best practices, so why would the president’s advisor perpetrate a lie? Why wouldn’t Dr. Atlas recommend that people going out in the public during a global pandemic wear a mask to protect themselves? This man is harming people with his false words.

Dr. Atlas told millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions they should take the risk of getting the virus. What oath did he take? What, or who, is guiding his advice? Is he adhering to the Hippocratic Oath? Remember, a piece of that oath says, “First, do no harm.” Could it be that Dr. Atlas is being manipulated by someone trying to affect an election rather than save people’s lives? Only the good doctor knows the answer, but what responsibility does STANFORD UNIVERSITY have in this equation?

I don’t believe Dr. Atlas comprehends the position he is in. He got hired, appeared on TV, got noticed and walked away from all his medical knowledge and expertise just to be “another opinion.” The number of doctors and other medical experts who have spoken out against Dr. Atlas is overwhelming. Perhaps he’s in the leech business wanting to bring back arcane ideas that have long been disproved. He talked about “herd immunity,” then he distanced himself from his own proposal. VACILLATION is not a VACCINATION.

I am not a “cancel culture” person, I am a concerned citizen.

You don’t need to cancel Scott Atlas. You must decide whether you want our grandkids to go to Stanford. Right now, Dr. Atlas is not much better than soiled PPE. You can keep putting him on, but it’s dangerous for America. Ask Paul Romer, ask Dr. Fauci, ask any doctor on the front lines.

I am posting this to social media in the hope that someone will share this with the person responsible for protecting the reputation of STANFORD UNIVERSITY. No action is just complicity, not intelligent management of people you pay. Do the right thing.

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FAKING HIS OWN DEMISE?

Trump’s Baked Conspiracy Cake

After it was translated into Latin in the 15th century, an obscure story told in ancient Greece became popular. It’s about a shepherd boy who repeatedly tricked nearby villagers into thinking a wolf was attacking his town’s flock. When a wolf actually appeared and the boy called for help, the villagers ignored him assuming it was just another false alarm. Because of the shepherd boy’s lack of credibility, all the town’s sheep were eaten by the wolf. In later English-language versions of this fable, the wolf also ate the boy. So, in the Latin version the boy gets redemption and learns a lesson while in the English version poetic justice deals him a harsh punishment.

I am now going to take the liberty of applying this fable to our current affairs, The wolf is the embodiment of immigrants, especially Mexicans, coming to our country in large caravans to sell drugs and kill us. Suddenly, the wolf morphs into a “deep state” out to ruin America and impeach the President. Next, the wolf shapeshifts into China after a virus was first encountered in Wuhan, a capital city in central China. Our President ignored the experts who tried to convince him that Russians were interfering with our election and the COVID-19 global pandemic was the most serious threat to our national security. Instead, Trump kept talking about the big bad wolf that was out to get him and the rest of us.

Remember, this is the President who attacked state governors daily when they were trying to enact serious plans to mitigate the virus. Like the little boy crying wolf, El Presidente trumped up a false charge against those state leaders he didn’t like and then boldly directed his sycophant militia and domestic terrorists to “LIBERATE” those states. Donald John Trump was endorsing civil unrest and, under any other set of circumstances, he would have been impeached and removed from office. Congress should have liberated the White House months ago.

According to USA Today, a former lawyer and now author named Richard Greene is claiming that Trump has faked his positive COVID-19 test. Greene gives us three reasons not to trust the White House’s announcement.

  1. Trump was on his way to losing his reelection bid after his performance during the first presidential debate and the positive virus test would redirect attention from the topic of white supremacists.
  2. By “sailing through” a fake illness, Trump could prove his mettle to supporters and emulate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.
  3. Greene doesn’t trust “anything that comes out of (Trump’s) mouth or his ‘Twitter thumbs.'”

I feel Mr. Greene’s premise and points are flimsy. If Trump wanted to distract the US from the “white supremacist” controversy, he could have invaded Grenada. Read it and weep. There are innumerable things Trump could have done to pull focus from the debate. In fact, he repeatedly said that he won the debate, but now he has lost a fight with COVID-19. Thoughts and prayer going your way, big man.

Trump never wanted to get coronavirus. He’s a paranoid germaphobe with an addiction for diet Coke and hand sanitizer. One he puts in his body to make him feel good while he lathers the other over his hands constantly. Admitting that he contracted COVID was probably a difficult decision for him. Trump’s medical condition underscores the reality of the virus and it is his political kiss of death, transmitting a strong signal that everything he’s been saying IS WRONG!

We don’t need Mr. Greene to tell us that most of what Trump says are lies, but he needed three things, because there always must be three things. So, I now present my three reasons why Trump’s COVID infection is not a hoax. Feel free to comment on this page and let me know what you think.

  1. Donald Trump has not said that his hospitalization and dire condition is a democrat, “deep state,” media hoax. He’s trying hard to show us that he’s okay. He looked rather humble and sincere in the “hostage videos” he released, but he also had an ashen appearance and uncertainty in his voice when using phrases like “I guess.”
  2. The fact that Dr. Sean Conley, the President’s doctor, went out of his way to avoid the question of whether the President had taken oxygen anytime after the positive test shows that Trump is managing the messaging of his medical support team. Dr. Conley’s mistake that confused the press about when the President tested positive can only mean that he’s not speaking his own words. A few hours later, he released a memo attempting to clarify his meaning. WTF? It would be stupid for a person trying to pull off a fake ailment to prevent his doctor from telling the American people it was serious. When did the temperature readings of the President of the United States become a state secret? Is Trump so vain that he doesn’t want you to know his temperature? Wouldn’t that information help people? As Michael Cohen disclosed, Donald Trump has chronic asthma and that is the REAL REASON he’s in the hospital. TELL THE TRUTH DONALD!
  3. Because the experimental serum cocktail Trump is taking must be administered in a hospital under a five-day regimen, the Donald should not be back in the White House for days, but now they say he gets discharged on Monday. WTF? Even though he wants to protect his macho, tough-guy image, he’s in a bad place. Given his age and physical condition, along with the fatigue that has set in, I suspect the Donald will need to be under observation for at least a week. If Trump is acting out a sympathy-martyr scenario, it’s a bad script. “The president’s condition” is a phrase that sends a visceral message of weakness. Hard-core fans don’t care that Trump mishandled the global pandemic, but they certainly were talking at the grocery store about his hospitalization. Trump is not faking it; he craves adulation and would never fake a hospital stay. By the way, the doctor finally revealed 45’s temperature was up to 99 degrees on Friday.

Trump has cried wolf so many times for so many years that no reasonable person can believe anything he says. So, of course, when the Donald announced he had contracted the coronavirus millions of Americans immediately thought it was a ruse. It’s amusing to me that Trump low-keyed his exit from the White House to the helicopter about to whisk him to the hospital. We saw him walking carefully and deliberately, waving at the press but not stopping to shout over the whine of the chopper, while, wait for it, WEARING A MASK!

This just in. A brand-new ABC/Ipsos poll revealed that three out of four Americans feel Trump did not seriously take the threat that COVID posed to his well-being nor follow the steps necessary to avoid contracting the virus. Trump flouted the rules and policies of his own administration and now he has contracted the virus.

Isn’t it interesting how all Trump’s minions who haven’t been wearing face coverings are now full on with the program? They were putting themselves in danger’s path to please the boss. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows leaked a more damaging assessment of Trump’s condition than the doctors. What are these people doing? How many more people must die before this administration admits they screwed up? It’s time for them to confess and promote the best medical practices to keep all of us safe.

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IMPEACHMENT DOC LEAKED

Trump’s Inevitable End

We have received a leaked copy of the first draft of an Impeachment Document being put together to lay out the charges against the President of the United States. Rather than attempt to comment on these masterful points, we respectfully submit these words, as received.

116th Congress                                                   Report

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

IMPEACHMENT OF DONALD JOHN TRUMP,

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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R E P O R T

together with

ADDITIONAL, MINORITY, AND DISSENTING VIEWS

The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the consideration of recommendations concerning the exercise of the constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States, having considered the same, reports thereon pursuant to H. Res. ??? as follows and recommends that the House exercise its constitutional power to impeach Donald John Trump, President of the United States, and that articles of impeachment be exhibited to the

Senate as follows:

RESOLUTION

Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. Resolved, That Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate:

Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of

Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America, in maintenance and support of its impeachment against him for high crimes and misdemeanors.

In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal gain and exoneration, impeding the administration of justice, in that:

Article I

On January 20th, 2017, Donald John Trump undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency has betrayed his trust as President and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States by instructing his press secretary to lie about the size of the assembled crowd to witness his inauguration. This breach of trust could have been just part of the President’s ambition and avarice, but a deeper malady was disclosed that day, that Donald John Trump believed that the honor that was bestowed on him, just hours earlier, gave him the right to lie to the American people. One might argue that his annoyance is not a high crime, but it will be proven in this document that this “misdemeanor” is systemic and dangerous to the security of the United States of America. What some have described as flippant bon mot, has been witnessed by the world over publicly displayed social media platforms that have misled allies, discredited citizens without recourse, incorrectly accused innocent and nations abroad with nothing short of self-evident lies.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

Article II

In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and manipulated the judicial process of the United States for his personal gain and exoneration, impeding the administration of justice, in that:

Donald John Trump, before being sworn in to the sacred Office of President of the United States cooperated, instructed and had knowledge of members of his campaign and transition team who made contacts and started to negotiate matters of treaties and foreign policy, clearly a violation of the Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953.

Donald John Trump failed to put his business interests into a firm Trust, therefore benefiting from those interests because he was elected to the office. Donald John Trump has continually failed to disclose to the American public at large, his interests, profits and tax returns, a half century tradition of presidential candidates and president-elect disclosing same. This is a clear violation of the Title of Nobility Clause, a provision in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from foreign states and monarchies without the consent of the United States Congress. Donald John Trump has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by providing their subjects rooms for profit at the President’s properties.

Donald John Trump has blatantly and willfully violated 5 U.S. Code §3110 that restricts Employment of relatives. A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official. An individual may not be appointed, employed, promoted, or advanced in or to a civilian position in an agency if such appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement has been advocated by a public official, serving in or exercising jurisdiction or control over the agency, who is a relative of the individual. Donald John Trump has appointed members of his immediate family to service in critical roles in his administration.

In all of this, Donald John Trump has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency has betrayed his trust as President,and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

Article III

In his conduct while President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, and has to that end engaged personally, and through his subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or scheme designed to delay, impede, cover up, and conceal the existence of evidence and testimony related to a Justice Department Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III.

Donald John Trump failed to disclose to the citizens of the United States of America and Federal Law Enforcement entities that his campaign was targeted by foreign agents of the Republic of Russia, during the campaign, and during the transition. The Presidential candidate and President-Elect provided cover for these activities by sowing doubt that the interference happened in his campaign and transition organization. Donald John Trump continued to deny that any of his inner circle had contacts with Russians during the campaign and transition. A lie to the American public, that was unmasked in the Special Counsel report and revealed as a severe breach of trust with the electorate and Congress. A democracy cannot stand tall when the leader of same, is prone to misinformation and lies that are used to defect the true responsibility of the office.

In the report from the Special Counsel clearly states that a high crime and misdemeanor was committed by the sitting President of the United States, Donald John Trump. There are five distinct and connected crimes of obstruction of justice proven in the Special Counsel report:

    1. Donald John Trump instructed the Director of the FBI to be less than diligent in his investigation of General Michael Flynn who had lied to the FBI about his pre-inauguration contacts with Russian government offices, and his violation of the Logan Act. Due to the known habits and techniques used by Donald John Trump throughout his business, entertainment and political life, this obstructive act is part of a pattern of suggestive banter that to some might seem superficial and non-direct, but for those who have spent time with Donald John Trump, know that his vague instructive methods can be codified by testimony that showed his return to a subject to ascertain if the deed had been done. The misinterpretation by some, is very clear to those who have dealt with the person.
    2. Donald John Trump’s efforts to fire Robert S. Mueller from his post as Special Counsel by instructing the White House Attorney, Don McGahn to do so, is a clear act of obstruction of justice defined by federal statute as any “interference with the orderly administration of law and justice” and governed by 18 U.S.C. §§ 1501-1521. Within the scope of this charge, is also the blatant and public berating of the Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions and attempt to get Mr. Sessions to “un-recuse” himself and to take charge of the Special Counsel’s investigation by eliminating the need to investigate the 2016 President Election interference by foreign nations. This was also a clear attempt of obstruction of justice.
    3. Donald John Trump instructed several government employees and administration officials to create false documents to back up the lies that the President transmitted to the American public. This is a clear violation of the 18 U.S. Code § Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy.
    4. During the investigation, indictments and arrests, Donald John Trump not only continued to berate the law enforcement agencies he is mandated to manage, but also belittled, criticized and threaten witnesses and potential witness through his public statements of use of social media. The President also presented a philosophy of those who cooperated with Federal investigators were “Rats.” Along with threatening these said witnesses, Donald John Trump also made slanderous threats against the families of the witnesses which was clearly, retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant and violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1513.
    5. In the course of the prosecution of the accused and the court cases that were created by those prosecutions, Donald John Trump used his vast reaching social media account to message the witnesses, accused and the jury about the veracity of the charges and going so far to encourage the accused to “stay strong” that some have interrupted was a quid-pro-quo arrangement for not implicating the President. This intent is harder to prove, but the effect of the jury, who in many cases were not sequestered, was clearly a violation of 18 US Code § 1504 – Influencing juror by writing.

In all of this, Donald John Trump has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency has betrayed his trust as President and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

Article IV

Using the powers and influence of the office of President of the United States, Donald John Trump, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has engaged in conduct that resulted in misuse and abuse of his high office, impaired the due and proper administration of justice and the conduct of lawful inquiries, and contravened the authority of the legislative branch and the truth-seeking purpose of a coordinate investigative proceeding, in that, as President,

Donald John Trump refused to go under oath to answer questions about these important matters and instead, answered in writing to the questions presented by the Special Counsel. To that end, the Special Counsel declared his answers to be “insufficient” and that more 30 times, Donald John Trump wrote he “did not recall” what occurred. We the People can only ask, what is the President of the United States hiding from law enforcement, the Congress and the courts of this great land. Is the greatest lie being perpetrated on the American public that fact that this man has no credibility and is more than derelict in his duty and oath to the Constitution and this great land?

In doing this, Donald John Trump has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the Presidency, has betrayed his trust as President, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.

Wherefore, Donald John Trump, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust, or profit under the United States.

Narrative

TO BE COMPLETED SOON

First draught, B. Franklin

Leaked to press by E. Brancroft

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A goal without a plan is just a wish

If you have been paying attention, you know that little planning, vetting or reviewing takes place in the Trump Administration. It’s a one man show, with tap-dancing tweets into policy and the monkeys telling lies to keep their jobs. Many people have left this circus. More than 45 major players in the current administration have been shown the door or found their own personal escape from the burning dumpster.

Some medical professionals and armchair shrinks have suggested that Donald Trump is suffering from a major psychological malady. The one disorder most often mentioned is Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Trump may not be in the grip of this illness, but his public displays indicate that, at least, he is an artful actor mimicking all the disorder’s signs. He regularly makes the monkey on his back come out and dance for the public more than any reasonably calm personality ever would. He’s more than insecure.

And just as disturbing is the daily dishing of Trump’s “cognitive dissonance,” the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change. It doesn’t take a doctor, lawyer or social scientist to see this in action.

The idea of declaring that he is about to close the Mexican border, without any comprehension of the problems that would cause to our workforce and economy, is reckless. More than $600 billion in trade crosses our southern border and more than five million US jobs would be affected. One of the hallmarks of the Trump presidency is solving one problem by creating a second, bigger, problem. That’s when the cognitive dissonance kicks in.

We saw that with the defunding of the Special Olympics in the Education budget. Trump asked for the cut and got it. But when Congress and the general public pushed back, our esteemed president reversed the decision and claimed he was overriding his people. Really? You know, little Donnie constantly plays the blame game; it’s always someone else’s fault.

Now let’s move on to a more serious subject. The knowledge and belief in the power of the atomic weaponry of the United States is something that Trump has always waved around. I doubt that our current president has any understanding about the workings of a nuclear bomb. I’m sure the science, the physics, and the mathematics that went into this dreadfully dangerous weapon are way over his head. Donald Trump was not in Hiroshima or Nagasaki to see the wrath those two small bombs produced. He wasn’t born yet. Still, we must assume that Trump believes atomic bombs are real.

It’s beyond ironic that the same person who relies on the fear of nuclear annihilation to push around world leaders, says that scientists are wrong about Climate change and the effects of global warming. Trump is oblivious to the fact that within the last two years weather has caused more death and destruction than the 9/11 attacks. Even more bewildering is this man’s lack of empathy for American citizens who have suffered. His visits to sites of national disasters are merely photo-ops. Trump doesn’t care for anyone other than himself and those who kiss his big, fat ass.

Scientists and mathematicians will tell you that an owner of a gambling casino knows any roll of the dice, turn of the roulette wheel, or pull on the lever of a slot machine can deliver a major win for a customer. The odds are known, and a temporary loss for a casino owner is quickly erased by math and probability theory. It’s hard to imagine that someone could fail at a gambling casino, but Trump did. Now he will blame Atlantic City, or his vendors or something else, but a casino business is almost foolproof, unless a fool is in charge or something else is going on.

Donald Trump claims outside forces explain his failures over the years. The uncertainty of the universe is not his concern, he’s only interested in what happens in Trumpworld. Clearly, the outside force that is creating radical weather patterns, lost of life and property is definitely out of Trump’s comprehension and control.

Donald Trump’s thoughtless position against climate change is much like George W. Bush’s block of funding for stem cell research to please the evangelicals. Donald doesn’t see climate change, so it doesn’t exist. His denial of science is a misguided way of pleasing people who believe God’s will can prevail over any evil, including global warming. The Donald believes a little sweeping of the forest floor will prevent wildfires and that Puerto Ricans are too slow and dumb to use the aid that was already sent. He relies on the software in his own jet, but says that aviation science is getting too complicated.

Trump walked in front of the bright lights and cameras declaring that the Republican party will be known as the party of Healthcare on the very same day that he asked his Justice Department to support a declaration that Obamacare is unconstitutional. With no replacement envisioned, let alone written, he once again farted his cognitive dissonance into the air. Then one day later, he tweeted to the world, that healthcare will have to wait until after the 2020 election. Darting around, changing his mind, lying with ease and confusing even his own party, Donald Trump has no plan. He’s ineffective at leadership and a total failure at politics. His wishes aren’t plans and he has not even an inkling of how to make America great.

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Perhaps the seas will part, and the air will clear when we see Donald Trump’s income tax returns and the full Mueller report. As the orange man claims on video that his father was born in Germany, it might be more prudent and helpful to America if his medical records were made public. Then we would know what is going on in his head.

BRAND NEW BOOK ON AMERICA

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

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