Donald Trump STUPIDS

Donald Trump-Meghan Kelly
Donald Trump-Meghan Kelly

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, when questioned by Megyn Kelly in a Republican debate about his history of sexism, deflected, and later followed up his answer by appearing to support a description of the Fox News moderator as a ‘bimbo’.”

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.”

“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything.

Grab them by the p***y, you can do anything.”

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.

Wednesday Political Roundup

President’s Arts Council bid him adieu

After what Donald Trump said and didn’t say about the Charlottesville violent demonstrations, “…the entire membership of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities have announced their resignation.” The Miami Herald reports there might be some hidden political meaning in their message where, “The first initials of the letter’s six main paragraphs spell out ‘r-e-s-i-s-t.'” T-rump had decided not to renew the executive order for the group because he thought it was no way to spend Americans’ tax dollars. He’s rather give it away in tax breaks to the wealthy, and “resist” anything good for the country.

‘Burn Baby Burn’ says North Carolina racist

Christopher Barker,  “imperial wizard” of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK in Pelham, N.C., when interviewed by Univision, called the interviewer, who was black, “…the n-word and told her to go back to her country. He also appeared to threaten her.” When asked if he was going to chase her off his property, he replied, “No, we’re going to burn you out.” Sounds like the KKK actions of burning black homes when I lived in the South. North Carolina has been in the news repeatedly in the past over their bigotry, from the LGBT community to black citizens. As an example, the state has 31 active hate groups, as compared to another bigoted state Arizona, with only 18.

Trump’s Mar-a Lago loses business because of…Trump

The ninth big-ticket charity has cancelled its event at Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Club, Mar-a-Lago. This isn’t exactly what the Oval Office lunatic had in mind by turning the U.S. presidency into a “yuge” worldwide advertisement for the Trump brand. His intentions were probably to milk a four-year term for maximum exposure, then bail out by refusing to run for a second term. What T-rump didn’t realize was that once a conniving blowhard, always a conniving blowhard, a characteristic he easily transferred from Trump Tower to the White House. But history will tell just how long the memories are of his vicious and vulgar behavior.

What the hell do they do with Trump?

Charlottesville was another turning point for Republicans in the ‘what do we do with Donald Trump’ saga. I wish I had been keeping count because this could be a first for “Ripley’s Believe it or Not.” How many times the GOP was on the verge of dumping T-rump but didn’t. The fact that he didn’t unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism has prompted harsher criticism for the man, but still apparently not enough to bring down the axe. Former homeland security secretary, Tom Ridge, said, “At what point does a principled party stand up for its principles?” That either means the Republican Party is no longer one of principles, or the GOP is simply afraid of Donald Trump. Your guess.

More bad news for a failing oligarchy

Some new polls from three states that helped swing the election for Donald Trump “…have found that majorities in these states now say they feel ‘embarrassed’ by his conduct in office.” Well, welcome to the club. The polls show, “…nearly two-thirds of registered voters in Pennsylvania (63%), Wisconsin and Michigan (both 64%) said they are embarrassed by Trump’s conduct.” What amazes me is that T-rump’s behavior recently is very similar to his campaign rhetoric, so you have to assume that these voters have just had enough of it. No one wants to say they told you so but they did and if you had listened we wouldn’t be in the predicament we are in now.

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.

 

Sunday Political Roundup

Getting serious on global warming

A new research study has found that global warming has been going on longer than we thought and is more severe than we thought coming to the conclusion that there is only a 5 percent chance that we can avoid “dangerous” global warming. Most people take this lightly where Republicans repudiate it altogether. Donald Trump is an aggressive critic of climate change and EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, “…is an outspoken climate change skeptic, who does not believe carbon dioxide is a major factor in global warming.” That pretty much says it all for government, meaning we must get rid of Trump and a Republican Congress to save this country from burning up.

Barack Obama saves the day for Charlottesville

It is so refreshing when a sane, level-headed mind speaks up in times of violence and bloodshed, especially when it is someone like Barack Obama. His Charlottesville tweet taken from Nelson Mandela should have had a chilling effect on racists and white nationalists. Here it is: “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” Twitter said immediately that it was “… now the most liked Tweet ever.” Wow! But I wouldn’t go to Vegas with bets on how many bigots this converted. It’s been going on too long and I am somewhat skeptical that we can ever stop it. Only hope, I guess.

How low can Donald Trump go?

Let’s see, how long did it take Donald Trump to renounce the neo-Nazis and racists? Three days, and only then after a blitzkrieg of criticism from the public and the media. And then when he did talk, the Washington Post described it “downright ugly.” He stood in the Trump Tower of power and greed and exclaimed that the opposition protesters were as bad as the white nationalists, one of which drove his car into a crowd and killed a woman. The nation froze, realizing that T-rump had just uttered the inconceivable, something you would only expect a dictator to say…like Adolph Hitler. If Paul Ryan is the problem get rid of him and dump Trump.

White supremacist deserves whatever happens to him

That may be hard for some to take but someone was killed as a result of their demonstration so, ‘hey slimeball, you’re on your own.’ The lowlife was Chris Cantwell who was filmed during the violence in Charlottesville, then sat down with reporters for interviews. In one of these he bragged about how he would use violence if necessary, stating, “We’re not non-violent. We’ll (expletive) kill people if we have to.” And now the poor baby fears for his life. This is the kind of miscreant that was at Charlottesville, and will be at other white nationalists protests around the country. What is so unnerving is the fact that this group is a supporter of the Oval Office lunatic.

Phoenix Mayor doesn’t want Donald Trump in his city

The mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Greg Stanton, “…urged President Trump to delay a campaign-style rally set for the city next week…” Surprised we haven’t heard any flak from T-rump, even more so since Stanton is a Democrat. Of course, in this state Stanton is surrounded by Republican radicals, the kind who okay guns in bars and other public places. The mayor also thinks Trump might just use the occasion to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I do believe that Stanton’s concerns are well founded since we have one of the biggest collection of gun nuts in the country, any one of which can buy a gun with one requirement, he has a warm body.