Day: August 6, 2017

Sunday Political Roundup

Trump lies about Boy Scout opinion of his talk

Let's see...which hand do they use?
Let’s see…which hand do they use?

Donald Trump gave a speech before the Boy Scouts on July 24, and exclaimed afterward, “They loved it.” when Politico called the reaction “mixed,” Trump responded, “I’d be the first to admit mixed. I’m a guy that will tell you mixed. There was no mix there. That was a standing ovation from the time I walked out to the time I left, and for five minutes after I had already gone. There was no mix.” In fact, the BSA Chief Scout Executive “…apologized to anyone in the scouting community who could have been offended or alarmed by the political rhetoric in the speech.” Boy Scout officials implicitly denied Trump’s statement of what they supposedly said. Pathetic!

NAACP cautious about state of Missouri travel for blacks

That’s pretty bad since this is the first time the NAACP has issued this kind of alert for any state. But the Chicago Tribune says, “the warning follows a recent trend of similar alerts issued by other groups for vulnerable people around the United States.” Missouri was nailed, “…because of recent legislation making discrimination lawsuits harder to win, and in response to longtime racial disparities in traffic enforcement and a spate of incidents cited as examples of harm coming to minority residents and visitors.” Donald Trump received all 10 state electoral votes in 2016 which could explain some of Missouri’s bizarre behavior.

Trump incoming phone calls of praise another hoax

The first occurred when Trump introduced his new Chief of Staff John Kelly mentioning a recent phone call from “Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during which Nieto praised his work to curb illegal immigration.” Didn’t happen, says the Mexican Foreign Ministry. The other, the bogus call from the head of the Boy Scouts supposedly praising trump’s speech to the group, covered in the first part of this post. That didn’t happen either and apparently the Scouts had to correct the Oval Office idiot more than once. Here’s a quote about lying from Dorothy Allison, American writer: “Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies.”

Trump pot calls Senate kettle black

I will not deny that the U.S. Senate is jammed with fools but for the crowning idiot of politics to even imply that someone else is a fool is to push the limits of reality completely over the edge. First of all, could an idiot even know that someone else is a fool. Psychologically, an idiot is considered the lowest form of intelligence, which means a fool falls into a higher category. T-rump’s comments were directed toward the GOP’s inability to pass his healthcare plan, which was a loser from the start and never had a chance. So it wasn’t intellect that lost the battle, it was the fact that Donald Trump wanted a piece-of-shit legislation passed.

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller convenes a criminal grand jury

Supposedly this makes it harder for Donald Trump to fire him if he already isn’t afraid of retaliation from Congress. One of his biggest Republican critics, Lindsay Graham, said that if he fires Mueller it would be the “beginning of the end” of Trump’s presidency. Not sure how much total GOP support Graham has on this but the main thing is the fact that Robert Mueller has taken this important step that allows him to do many things now he couldn’t do before. Like the subpoena and being able to get at Trump’s family. Cornell University law professor Jens David Ohlin said “…the convening of the grand jury indicated the investigation will end with indictments.”