Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Art Of The Curtsy

I don't know if anyone else thought the timing of Chelsea Manning's release and Sweden terminating a 7 year sex crime investigation against Julian Assange was a coincidence?
I mean, how does that happen? In one week these two are in the news, only one is free and one isn't. I was glad Chelsea Manning was released, I was also glad that Sweden "discontinued" their investigation. While I think what these two people did was important, I am not sure what actually changed?
People I know, just don't care and have no idea of the particulars of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange's legalities.
Then there's this, what in the actual......???????  I just can't.

I guess he got so excited about his Art of the Weapons Deal, he just couldn't stand still and got weak in the knees.
We are still the largest exporter of war in the world.
It's sickening.
The people that exposed war crimes and publish secrets, are trying to figure out how to get on with their lives.
 Meanwhile, average Americans are still struggling in an economy that continues to crumble.
Where basic needs, like single payer health insurance will never happen.
But missiles and guns and bombs? We live in a land of plenty.
We are still bombing and terrorizing countries we have no business being in.
The corporate war machine just rolls on with no end in sight.
Maybe that's the real point.
I don't know what it's going to take for our government, to stop all the war mongering and start getting into the business of getting out of the Middle East. It's completely counter-intuitive to keep going on this way. I am pretty sure no one who voted for Trump thought they would see him curtsy to Saudi royals. It's ridiculous, but not altogether unexpected.
Maybe, the only thing the Saudi's could figure out, to keep him at arms length,was to throw a necklace on him in order to avoid his crazy handshake.

One thing I totally get is what a sleazy salesman Trump is. These "state visits" are no more than sales opportunities. Kerry did it, so did Obama.  However he had the decency to cancel, after the Saudi's launched a war on Yemen.
Raytheon will be making bank on this new arms deal, while they offshore millions in taxes.
You can bet a whole lot more people are going to die, since no one seems to have any wherewithal to tell America they don't want bombs, or any other arms America is pushing like a heroin drug dealer.
I am sure that we can expect a lot more "deals" like this one.
Meanwhile American's continue to shoot up in a drug epidemic, I have not witnessed since the Vietnam War. Don't think those things aren't connected, only it's not just veterans that are hooked.  One outcome of the Afghanistan War is the flow of heroin.  I see it everyday when I go for my daily workouts. I have decided to document the evidence.

This is where we are now. We started an illegal war, we arrested and persecuted whistleblowers for alerting us to war crimes, while we continue to wreak havoc all over the world. Selling arms, and bombing other countries while the flow of heroin and Narcodollars continues. Average Americans who are in real pain and despair are turning to this.
This is the legacy of Afghanistan and many other wars.
             But hey, he's going to make America great again, curtsying to the Saudi Royal family, with some bling around his neck.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Russian Around

Trump's finally done it.
Hysteria ensues, when Trump fires a dude who completely mismanaged Hillary's email investigation. Comey couldn't touch Hillary's private email servers. Wonder why?
Could it be so we couldn't see all the bribes, donations flowing into The Clinton Foundation?
Comey is a tool, but some people have lost their damn minds.
I am trying to figure out what the FBI actually does, oh yeah! The drug war! They are really good at making sure the prison system is chock full of people. They target whistleblowers and journalists. Seems legit.
Is the Russian Connection Investigation over because Comey's gone? Doubt it.
People are way more upset over this guy getting fired because of RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA!
There needs to be an investigation alright, but it should be into the DNC hijacking of the election and shutting down Bernie Sanders, People should be upset that we no longer are operating in a democracy.
The DNC is a corporation, they have said so, they say they are a "private corporation" but no one cares about that.
Now we have some bread and circus firing, to cover up some other shady deal going on, like  his son-in-law's deals with China. Kushner needs an investigation.
I think Trump should nominate Dog the Bounty Hunter head of the FBI, and make the FBI great again!

I am more upset about Spicey.
Where has he gone? I just love that Melissa McCarthy impersonation. The comedy that's come out of the Trump presidency is the best thing about it. The American people are such ingrates. Keep the comedy coming and stop complaining about Trump! He's a comedy gold mine!
Now, we  have to watch Sarah Huckabee Sanders  the Deputy Press Secretary. Definitely not as funny, I wonder who she's related to?
Mack Daddy  Huckabee 
The economy is pretty bad and it really helps when Daddy is a governor, a Trump supporter and gets you on Trumps campaign, "targeting faith leaders" so yeah, she's a religious freak.
God helps those who believe in cronyism, looks like she got into some trouble, oh dear, a federal complaint, violation of the Hatch Act.
I wonder if anyone is making money in Vegas betting on who Trump will fire next?
 I couldn't find that. but, I did find out people are betting on Trump being impeached.
Maybe he will be or maybe he'll just fire himself. Anythings possible in the home of the free.
We are winning so bigly! There's so much chaos going on it's hard to figure out, which is just the way our dear leader want's it. A firing here a tweet there, Maybe even a meeting with Putin!

Wonder how good old Spicey or Huckabee will handle that presser?
So I guess no one cared about Sally Yates being fired and making senators look like idiots.
No wonder she had to go.

Well, at least it wasn't fake news. Just old news. Thanks for pointing that out, POTUS.
Here in my home state of New Jersey our Governor Christie, was appointed by Trump to a "Special Commission" on opioid addiction. Here's a guy who has a serious addiction himself, have a look;

Looks like I'm not the only one who noticed. I'm pretty sure things are going to get even more bizarre as time goes on and I sure am looking forward to all the comedy. I mean that Christie thing is pretty funny. We all want him gone from Jersey. So thanks Trump for giving him a job. If I had known that would happen, I might have voted.
Also this week there was news of ANOTHER Afghanistan Surge. That's right, we're STILL fighting that opium war, which is why we really don't like North Korea.
I'm sure Trump will just do whatever the Military Industrial Complex wants as long as he can fire people and act like he's really in charge. After all, these surges have worked so well in the past, why not just keep doing them?
Sixteen years of war, but, hey, let's get upset over a useless tool that got fired, but no one gets upset over this;
Didn't another country lose a war with Afghanistan. bigly? That would be why they call Afghanistan the "Graveyard of Empires", but I doubt Trump has done any serious study of Afghanistan's history or he would get out of there quick, that is, if he is even in charge.

Friday, May 5, 2017

"We're Going To Have Health Insurance For Everybody" Donald J. Trump

After Trump's gaslighting, Rose Garden Victory head fake, of a half-passed, criminal, American Health Care Bill, I have no idea how to even explain how something that isn't even a law, was celebrated AS IF IT WAS!
                                              Maybe Stephen Colbert can explain it;

In this land of stranger things, politicians hold Americans hostage over healthcare, then have a party over an even crappier plan than before.
 How about we repeal and replace with a single payer system and then this hostage situation can never happen again.
Why is a single payer system NEVER on the table?
Why? Because, lobbies, insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield pay Paul Ryan to carry out their devious plans to rob Americans blind, for health care that people in most industrialized countries, take for granted and aren't bankrupted if they get sick.
I just have to wonder, do any of the people who voted for Trump, even care about him making the health care we have now, even worse? Because he promised something very different;

So far Trump has dumped a $16 million dollar bomb on Afghanistan, launched $650,000 per Tomahawk missile in Syria and asked for more money for the military. $54 million more.
It's just a thought, but maybe if we stopped all the war mongering and put an end to the campaigns of endless war, maybe there would be enough money for a single payer system,
It's just a guess, but I remember Trump saying he was going to leave Social Security and Medicare alone. If past behavior predicts future behavior, he'll do a flip flopper on that too.

What we are dealing with is a psychopath, probably with a co-morbid personality disorder to boot.The lack of empathy, the blithe way he glibly lies and smirks. (check out Paul Ryan and his smirking, he's one too.) Every time this guy moves his lips he's lying.
 I also think he's got prostate problems which is why he's up in the middle of the night tweeting, because his prostate won't let him rest.
It's not his conscience, he doesn't have one.
                                        I wonder which "people" he's tweeting about?