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Donald Trump STUPIDS

Going to take a few days off to work on my book, but thought I would leave you with some humor: my daily “Donald Trump Stupids.”

And I’ll end this series with this less than sophisticated piece of vulgarity illustrating once again that Donald Trump has always been a lowlife: “You know, it doesn’t really matter what [the media] write as long as you’ve got a young and beautiful piece of ass.”
1991, Esquire.

Case closed on Donald Trump!

Donald Trump STUPIDS

Going to take a few days off to work on my book, but thought I would leave you with some humor: my daily “Donald Trump Stupids.”

First take on Mexicans: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
June 2015, Presidential Announcement, Trump Tower, New York.

Donald Trump STUPIDS

Going to take a few days off to work on my book, but thought I would leave you with some humor: my daily “Donald Trump Stupids.”

Donald Trump on banning Muslims from U.S.: “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”
December 2015, speech at Mount Pleasant rally, South Carolina.

Donald Trump STUPIDS

Going to take a few days off to work on my book, but thought I would leave you with some humor: my daily “Donald Trump Stupids.”

Trump with UN logo
Trump with UN logo

Donald Trump on the UN: “The United Nations is not a friend of democracy. It’s not a friend to freedom. It’s not a friend even to the United States of America, where as all know, it has its home. And it surely isn’t a friend to Israel.”

Donald Trump Stupids

Going to take a few days off to work on my book, but thought I would leave you with some humor: my daily “Donald Trump Stupids.”

Trump after Clinton emails
Trump after Clinton emails

Re. Clinton’s missing email debacle,

“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
And in case saying it out loud wasn’t enough, Trump emphasised these sentiments in a tweet:

“If Russia or any other country or person has Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 illegally deleted emails, perhaps they should share them with the FBI!”

Donald Trump STUPIDS

Going to take a few days off to work on my book, but thought I would leave you with some humor: my daily “Donald Trump Stupids.”

I know it's up there...Whoa, now it's gone
I know it’s up there…Whoa, now it’s gone

This scenario never happened but can’t you just visualize it considering our subject? Melania: “Donald, don’t forget to put on your gold glasses to watch the eclipse.” Donald: “Bullshit, I’m Donald Trump, my eyes are invincible.” (Looks at eclipse with no glasses and seconds later screams, “I can’t see, I can’t see, how will I lead the country?” Melania: “The same way you have for the last six months, Donald,” leaving him in the Rose Garden to get in the best way he can.

Trump is visiting Phoenix, Arizona…Why?

Phoenix Mayor doesn’t want Trump here

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton doesn't want Trump
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton doesn’t want Trump

Greg Stanton, Phoenix’s Democratic mayor, asked Donald Trump to delay his trip to the city until the reactions from the Charlottesville demonstration violence had subsided. So far T-rump plans to be in Phoenix today. There is another reason for coming, which is the pardoning of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio that could also have the effect of shoring up his faltering base. Pardoning Arpaio, however, could prompt demonstrations by Hispanics, both in Arizona and across the country. I have lived in this state for almost twenty-five years, and know how Arpaio is revered by many, but I also know how he is despised by many more.

At least former Sheriff Joe Arpaio loved animals

A lot of what the former sheriff initiated has been discarded like the dreaded Latino profiling that got him thrown out of office, the pink undershorts, and the infamous tent city, where inmates were confined outside in triple digit heat during the summer months. The one thing he is famous for is his animal MASH unit that took in strays of all kinds and housed them in the closed First Street jail. It was air conditioned, giving you an idea of where Arpaio’s priorities were. This you can’t take from the man; my wife worked there as a volunteer teaching female inmates how to help the animals with Tellington T-Touch to improve their quality of life.

Jeff Flake leaves country during Trump visit to Arizona

During all this there has been one person in Arizona that doesn’t want Trump here. That would be the state’s junior Senator, Jeff Flake, who has been at odds with Trump for some time. I never agree with Flake because I think he is the same do-nothing Senator as the one he replaced, Jon Kyl. But I am in favor of the fact that Flake has resisted Trump from the beginning, not supporting him in his campaign and not voting for him. For that, he has received the fury of Donald Trump from the start, and now the wrath of the Republican Party threatening him that this opposition could lead to him losing his election in 2018.

GOP threatens Flake for opposing Trump

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel reminded Flake of the two Republicans that didn’t support Trump last year that lost. She added, the message from the grass roots is, “Congress needs to support this president.” That will be somewhat hard to do if they eventually decide to impeach him. This all is so ludicrous with these two factions fighting, neither of which has accomplished anything in their political careers, and the American public ends up the loser. Trump’s record is open to the public but Flake…as an example he voted against expanded and improved Medicare and sponsored a bill aimed against consumer Internet privacy. A real gent.

Arizona Representative will lead protest against Trump

Arizona representative Raúl Grijalva has announced that he will lead a counter protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center today, while President Donald Trump talks to supporters inside. Grijalva described T-rump as “unhinged” following the President’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville. The representative commented further on You Tube…

  • “This president is indeed unhinged and his comments yesterday emboldened, (and) gave justification to people who fundamentally go against the values of this nation.”

Jeff Flake has his Arizona Mormon base

If it comes down to a war of words, in which I don’t think either man has the intellect to compete. One thing the Senator has going for him is his Mormon base in Arizona, and Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigrants might remind them of a ban on Mormon immigration in 1879, because they were then openly practicing and defending polygamy. Arizona’s senior Senator, John McCain broke with Trump but still won his election, but his strength far outweighs Flake’s. Deedra Abboud, a Phoenix attorney and community activist, announced she will run in the 2018 election against whoever the Republican opponent is.

Will Donald Trump get solidly behind Kelli Ward in Phoenix, or…

Trump is promoting Kelli Ward who lost to McCain in the 2016 primary. The difference here is that Jeff Flake is a much weaker candidate than was McCain. Ward is a strong Trump supporter and expects Trump to really pump some steam into her campaign today. This all adds up to an interesting day with Donald Trump once again going before his misinformed voting misfits that seem to heavily populate this state. The sane ones of us here on the left don’t want any violence, but I can tell you Arizona has its share of neo-Nazis and white nationalists; our Police Chief says she is ready for anything. I wonder if that includes Donald Trump?

 

 

Impeachment or resign-It’s in Trump’s court

Everybody calling for Trump’s impeachment

Donald Trump is getting volleys from all directions and they aren’t directed at his legislative agenda. Oh wait, he doesn’t have a legislative agenda. Do you remember “…forty-three years ago this summer when Republican Senator Barry Goldwater walked into the Oval Office and told Republican President Richard Nixon that they didn’t have the votes in the Senate to save his presidency.” Yahoo News reports that this could happen to Trump down the road, if not in the near future. And should the House vote to impeach, two-thirds of the Senate is required to convict; Yahoo’s Elaine C. Kamarck claims there are twelve Senators already riding the impeachment train.

The Donald Trump impeachment express

She continues…

  • “If you add that to the forty-eight Democrats in the Senate (who have shown no inclination to work with this President), Donald Trump could be six votes away from conviction in the Senate.”

That could turn the locomotive into an express, and with a little help, the indictment could reach the station sooner than most now expect. The barriers are Paul Ryan in the House and Mitch McConnell in the Senate; it won’t happen unless they are on board, unless there is a revolt in both houses to overthrow their leaders. Since we are talking about ousting the President of the United States, that isn’t so far-fetched. McConnell has fallen from grace and Ryan has always been less than mediocre. Lindsey Graham has said that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be the “beginning of the end” of the Trump presidency.

Art of the Deal ghostwriter thinks Trump on way out

If you remember Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir, The Art of the Deal, you might also remember its ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, who now professes he “…thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits.” Schwartz tweeted…

  • “The circle is closing at blinding speed,” Schwartz tweeted. “Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and congress leave him no choice.”

Followed by…

  • “Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.”

The Art of the Deal ghostwriter speaks out

Celebrating Trump was like “putting lipstick on a pig”

There are so many choice comments from Tony Schwartz in this CNN article that I feel I must pass them along. Like…”I put lipstick on a pig,” adding he has, “a deep sense of remorse” for “presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” I don’t think Schwartz has to worry, because any good he did ghostwriting the book has surely been eradicated by the ignorant and vulgar behavior of T-rump since entering the White House. The author believes he may be looking for a way to resign and for Donald Trump there is only one way to leave. Turning his loss into a victory.

Anonymous resistance movement gets in impeachment act

There is more help from the online activist group known as Anonymous which has posted the private cellphone numbers and email addresses for 22 Republican members of Congress. This started with only three earlier so it is obvious that these people are serious. Their goal is Donald Trump’s impeachment, and based on a history of this hacker clan in the past, they won’t give up the ship until it’s righted. Politicians included were U.S. Sens. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Charles E. Grassley of Iowa. None of these particularly influential but we still have to see the balance of the names.

How will Donald Trump exit the Oval Office?

Rob Pfeiffer, chief editor of online publication The Anon Journal said the information was published to get voters to contact these Senators to encourage Donald Trump’s impeachment. It will be interesting to follow just how this scenario goes because in the opinion of most, T-rump could not face impeachment. And reflecting again on the earlier point that the only way he would leave would be to turn his loss into a victory…it could get messy for the Republicans but the timing could not be better for the left nearing 2018 and coming up on 2020. Right now, Progressives aren’t saying ‘we told you so,’ but they should be.

 

“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”

Personal privacy lost years ago

Those are the words of Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems in 1999, at an event launching his company’s new technology. I was in the business of privacy blogging in those days publishing The Dunning Letter daily. I did a scathing post on McNealy implying that he was all wrong about this, that there was still some modicum of privacy. After seventeen years, I see just how wrong I was and just how right McNealy was. Even then I was wrong, but at the time all of the privacy advocates were busy trying to convince the public to protect their personal data, which is a good thing but we were going about it all wrong.

How personal does it get?

Your confidential information, even then, was being kept in databases all over the world, with facts about every aspect of your intimate life, and I do mean intimate. From the size dildos a particular woman uses to a man’s erectile dysfunction, to every other tidbit of information available on your household. In my 35 years as a data broker in the junk mail industry, I discovered that nothing was sacred, and if you looked hard enough you could find anything you wanted. It’s all there, selectable, on a moment’s notice to be turned into a mailing list. What wasn’t there then, and probably still isn’t to some degree, was maximum security for the ‘story of your life.’

Public doesn’t give a damn about their confidential information

But even in those days, and continuing through the last seventeen, the public simply doesn’t give a damn. I shoved advice on protecting the loss of their privacy at them on a day-to-day basis, and the reaction was, ‘it won’t happen to me.’ Then it did happen to them, and they begged me for a quick fix to remedy a situation they probably could have prevented. Well, there was no quick fix, still isn’t, and sometimes it took months, even years to straighten out their credit to where it had been before the data breach. Now people turn to companies who guarantee to protect your credit, or fix it if it gets broken. Ain’t gonna happen, just a band-aid.

Public must monitor its own financial records

Your best bet is to monitor your financial records on a regular basis. Check your bank statement(s) and credit card(s) billings at least twice a week and check your credit report every four months FREE as allowed by law, using one of the three credit reporting companies, Equifax, TransUnion and Experian, one for each four-month period. You can access all three here at AnnualCreditReport.com. You might also want to buy your “credit score” for around $7.50. But be careful of the small print and don’t let these credit report companies sign you up for their monthly service. Experian is the most guilty of this so read their text carefully.

FTC tells you what to do in data breach

Even a data breach can be reversed

Otherwise, most banks do a good job monitoring the use of your credit or debit cards. As an example, if someone uses either card somewhere in North Carolina and you live in Phoenix, AZ, and you have made recent purchases at your residence location, they know something is wrong. They will normally call and you can confirm that you didn’t make the transaction, and they remove it from your account. Even if they miss it and you do catch it, you have 60-days to report it. In most cases the banks make it relatively easy, but they do expect their customers to do their jobs when it comes to their finances. Check out this government site for help.

Fear and outrage just put on the junk mail market

But what brought all this up was an article last week from the Medium, “This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit,” that sheds a new life on personal data collected and then sold on the market. Years ago the junk mailers sold fear when they presented cancer insurance as a “must have” insurance, detailing the terrible things that could happen to you if you didn’t have it. It was eventually considered unethical and slowly faded away, but now the fear they are selling is actually real, and once again, it belongs to you. It’s fear and outrage over the political spectrum, and it’s captured with every electronic move you make; on the computer, smartphone or tablet.

Electronic activity generates a digital nightmare

You create a digital nightmare of your computerized lifestyle which can be traced back to you, with a name, address, telephone number, plus it can be appended to all of that private information above to create the John and Jane Doe dossier. If you’re worried, you should be. What we have created here is a completely different databasing product called lifestyle events, which includes the “fear and outrage,” above, mixed with lifestyles already being sold, like what wine you drink, are you a smoker, what movies you watch and hundreds more. I will cover these lifestyles in another post later, as well as medical selection they have about you. The list is endless.