Friday, May 19, 2017

Good Bye

Anthony Weiner to Plead Guilty to Resolve ‘Sexting’ Inquiry https://nyti.ms/2qAAMx0

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Trump Disaster Continues

Former  FBI Director Mueller puts nation first.  Leaves his cushy private practice to ensure the truth is found about Trump, Russia and other things that will or have been turned up by the investigation

The GOP leadership suspected Trump of being a Russian paid prostitute for quite awhile.  When the House Majority Leader denied making this statement he was told that The Washington Post heard the tape of his statement.  And, then silence from him and his office. 

The Republicans know Trump is a crook, they know he is a liar, they know is not qualified, they know he is not mentally fit for the job, they know he and his extended family are benefiting from his being in this office, they know he acts like a child, they know is delusional, they know he is shallow, they know he is not engaged, they are embarrassed him.

And, they think that the 38% of the voters who still believe in him may be enough to get them re-elected since Democratic turnout in mid-terms is very low.

Each week there is a new scandal caused by the Trump himself and yet the leadership of the Republican party stands by their little handed, orange man child.



Saturday, May 13, 2017

I Knew President Nixon......

I was teenager when President Nixon was President and Trump is no President Richard M Nixon.

President Richard Nixon claimed that the Watergate was made up and his enemies were just out to get him and that he was not involved and he said "I am not a crook".

Trump has claimed all along that the Russia connection is made up and his enemies are just out to get him and he is not involved.  "Comey told me 3 times I was not a target of the investigation".  That is something every person familiar with FBI procedures says would be unlikely that Comey would use those words.

I am not ready to compare Trump to President Nixon. 

President Nixon was smart

And, a dedicated public servant.  President Nixon believed that government could be used to solve our nations problems - he created the EPA and The School Lunch Program, open the diplomatic door to China and attempted to dial back the tensions of the Cold War.

Trump is vulgar, incapable of thinking of anything our anyone but himself, emotionally immature and delusional. 

And, probably stupid.

President Nixon was brought down by his self doubts, his desire to loved by the people and his need to prove that he was as good as a Kennedy.  For Nixon winning was about how he could serve and be a great President. His fear of losing one more time lead to Watergate.  Don't get me wrong President Nixon was not a good man but he was multiple heads and shoulders better than Trump.  Nixon believed in America - Trump believes in Trump

Trump has no interest in the best interest of the country.  His campaign was about his ego and nothing else.  He said what he needed to say but he does not believe in this country he has no desire to help it to a better future he just wanted to be elected President.

That's it.

Trump's ego is so fragile that is does this

President Nixon's crimes were severely damaging to this country and they came after losing Korea,  the cultural change brought about by Civil Rights movement, the murders of John, Martin and Bobby and Vietnam. The American people were already doubting it's institutions and his abuse of the government powers convinced people that our government was not there for us and the results of President Nixon's actions were deeply damaging to the national unity and we have never recovered.

Trump on the other hand does not care about national unity, the meaning of our institutions.  He is not a democrat (note the small d), he admires dictators and as he is sitting alone in his bedroom (since the First Lady refuses to live with him) channel changing between Fox, CNN & MSNBC to see what they are saying about him he thinks about how great it would be if he did not have to deal with Congress and defer to the authority of the Judiciary.  He clearly has a man crush on Putin, is effusive in support of the soon to be dictator of Turkey and invited the murderous President of the Philippines to the White House. 

There is growing evidence that he, his children and in in-laws are using his position to line their pockets.  Maybe by the time he is no longer living at taxpayer expense he actually will be a millionaire. 

President Nixon was despicable Trump is a grifter.  President Nixon served this country Trump serves himself and his extended family. 

Clearly President Nixon had his demons but Congress and the courts stepped up to defend the nation from them.  Trump's demons seem to be much darker, the courts have stepped up to defend the nation, the GOP controlled Congress thus far does not seem ready to defend the nation from this man.  I hope they do but I have my doubts that men like Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have what it takes to do so.

I miss Everett Dirkson and Barry Goldwater






Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump Swooning Over Putin

This proves Trump is a weak President

His boss, the real President Steve Bannon (an internet troll and the guy who controls Trump's every move) is doing everything he can to encourage Putin.

And, Donald Trump is just an old dog who wants to please his master.

President Bannon hates this country and loves Putin's Russia.

Of course Putin would flex his muscles.

Did Trump swoon? 

He is all alone in that big old White House (his wife won't live with him) - I am sure as he was sitting there in his pajamas and bathrobe and he was impressed with his mentor's (Putin) audacity and strength.


Trump Pleases His Masters & His President


Either Donald Trump is in bed with the Russians or he and his advisors are clueless or just flat out stupid. 

The day after Trump fired the FBI Director he has leaders of the Russian diplomatic team in for a private Oval Office meeting.  Granted it was already scheduled but the optics of it in light of the Comey firing it was a little cringe worthy.

Since this was a high level meeting of course it was private.  Or was it?

It was indeed private but only to the U.S. media but it was open to the Russian media. 

You know the tool that Putin uses to spread all that fake news the Trump supporters, Fox News and unenlightened nitwits who are Tea Baggers actually believe, they were given exclusive rights to coverage something at our White House.  American news outlets were barred.  And, there was not one complaint from Tea Baggers and their puppets (GOP controlled Congress).

Why do Tea Baggers and Republicans love Putin so much?  Do they hate democracy?  Do they love dictators?

Yes, yes they do.

If Donald Trump was not in bed with the Russians than why was their state controlled media allowed inside the Oval Office and our national media outlets were not?

He needed to appease his masters. I am sure President Bannon is well pleased with his old dog.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

This And That


 Another example of Trump as a bad businessman but it is good news for the economy of Atlantic City.

It's stories like this that I love NPR and it is now my primary news source but it is these culture stories that are the most interesting.

In vulgar, privileged wealthy white people news.

Of course the big news of the day James Comey & James Comey &James Comey

Clearly the Old Boys Club is just that, there are no women on the Senate's GOP health care committee


Thursday, May 4, 2017

"Trump Has A Dangerous Disability"

George Will's recent Washington Post had that as a headline.

I used to like him even though I disagreed with him I thought he had an honest view of conservatism and how he could serve this country.  He always seemed to be fair. 

And, the Obama was elected and something happened to George Will.  He became a little odd - almost unhinged.  He went to Fox News and then he became irrelevant.

And then Donald Trump happened and he became interesting again.

At least this column was interesting.