TRUTH IN POLITICS 


AL’s LETTERS TO THE GOP BASE
THIS IS WHO YOU VOTED FOR ?
Disclaimer: These are articles and excerpts of interest by a variety of great journalists, and lesser ones like myself about topics I care about with an abundance of occasional personal comment thrown in, to add some humor, insight, disagreement, predictions and I make no claims to be the author of the articles, but I will defend their thoughts and mine with my being and insight. I am privileged to know some great writers.

They do however fly the same flight plans I have flown.  My map is a love of country and freedom for which many have made the ultimate sacrifice and a distinct approach to those who would desecrate those values.  Truth, Honesty, Honor, Commitment and Valor are not the buzzwords of the current administration.  

With deep regrets my thinking is TRUMP, will completely destroy the core of this country, domestically and he is doing an incredible job destroying every relationship we have world wide and his two main influences,  Leninists Bannon and Miller should be treated as traitors.  Making dumb promises and then satisfying those promises to a GOP base of 39% does not represent the true picture of America.   Adding to that, are the lies and deceptions this narcissistic psychopath used to twist the election with almost 80% of his statements construed as lies by Politifact and others.

Pauls Letter: The Biblical Paul should not to be confused with House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Letter to Congress with his version of the Health Care Bill and Budget which would have been equally rejected by Stalin, Hitler, Genghis Kahn and Mr. Bluster of Howdy Doody fame.  

Paul, your old Reagan act tried twenty times before doesn’t work and won’t work. You forgot about the people and became just another Washington Scumbag.  Repeal failed fifty times because you have nothing better, actually worse , devastating, bordering on murder. Your budget is equally alarming. 


EUGENE ROBINSON:
WASHINGTON POST
We have a president who neither understands nor respects the basic norms of American democracy. Make no mistake: Donald Trump is a true aberration. There is no figure like him in US history, for which we should be thankful.  Trump’s inexperience is unique; he is the only president never to have served in government or the military. 

This weakness is exponentially compounded by his ignorance of both policy and process, his lack of curiosity, his inability to focus and his tremendous insecurity. He refuses to acknowledge his shortcomings, let alone come to terms with them; and he desperately craves the kind of sycophantic adulation that George Washington, a genuine hero, pointedly rejected.

Trump is a #FakeHero. He strings along his supporters with promises he has no idea how to keep. Like many a would-be strongman before him, he defines himself politically by the fights he picks; he erects straw men — faceless “elites,” cable television hosts, Muslims, Mexicans, nonexistent individuals or groups waging an imaginary “war on Christmas” — because authoritarians always need enemies. Yet his ego is a delicate hothouse flower, threatened by the slightest puff of criticism. 

The Founders, mindful of their own faults, ultimately designed a system to contain a rogue president. They limited his elective term to four years, gave checking and balancing powers to the legislative and judicial branches, and designed impeachment as a last-ditch remedy. The Trump presidency compels all of us to be mindful of our constitutional duties.

The role of the citizenry — to express approval or disapproval at the ballot box — includes making sure that suffrage is not selectively and unfairly denied by restrictive voter-ID laws or partisan purges of the voter rolls. It is heartening that red states have joined blue in resisting the attempt by Trump’s trumped-up “voter fraud” commission to assemble a national list of voters. Perhaps some future administration could be trusted to make sense of our confusing patchwork of voting systems. This one can’t.

Congress must assert its powers of oversight. One reason the signers of the Declaration gathered in Philadelphia to pledge “our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor” to the cause of independence was that they saw the mingling of royal power and British commercial interests as corrupt. We now have a president whose far-flung business empire — which he has refused to divest, and which his family still operates — presents myriad potential conflicts of interest. Trump has deepened the swamp, not drained it; and Congress has a duty to sort through the muck.

Congress must also let Trump know, in no uncertain terms, that any attempt to impede or disrupt special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian election meddling will have the gravest consequences. Trump should be told that firing Mueller would automatically be considered grounds for impeachment.

The justices of the Supreme Court, meanwhile, should study the court’s decisions in United States v. Nixon, which forced Richard Nixon to turn over his White House tapes; and Bush v. Gore, which halted the 2000 vote recount in Florida. Both were instances wherein the court, which rightly shies away from decisions that determine who occupies the presidency, felt it had no choice but to act. It is no stretch to imagine that Trump’s contempt for the Constitution will once again force the court’s hand.

The Fourth of July is no day for despair. It’s a day to remember that our system, though vulnerable to a charlatan such as Trump, is robust and resilient. Eventually he will be tossed or voted out. And the star-spangled banner yet will wave.


PRESIDENTIAL SCUMBAG
REALITY STAR SCUMBAG

Donald Trump, at left, in this April 1, 2007, file photo, with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, center, held by “Stone Cold" Steve Austin, prepares to have his hair cut off by Trump, and Bobby Lashley, right, after Lashley defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. 

A doctored video of Trump tackling a person with a CNN logo for a head, posted on Twitter July 2, has caused a lot of discourse online.
(Great Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP)

Vince McMahon is the husband of Linda mcMahon who was selected by TRUMP after contributing lots of money, to become the Secretary Cabinet member in Small Business Development. 

She occasionally made on-screen appearances, most notably in a wrestling “ Staged feud” with her husband which climaxed at WrestleMania X-Seven.  McMahon and her husband became wealthy through WWE’s success, and the McMahon family name is now synonymous with the professional wrestling industry.

In 2009, McMahon left WWE to run as a Republican for a seat in the United States Senate from Connecticut, but lost to Democratic Party nominee Richard Blumenthal in the general election of 2010.   She was the Republican nominee for Connecticut’s other Senate seat in the 2012 race, but lost to Democratic Representative Chris Murphy.

In senate races, she loses twice.  It tells you the good citizens of Connecticut didn’t want anything to do with her, but TRUMP thought otherwise.  Might have to do with donations (Million) and the McMahon’s commonality of being a fake fraud and reality star just like Donald, the fake President.



OP-ED MENTALLY ILL PERSON
RUINING THE WHITE HOUSE 

NEW HAVEN -  A group of psychiatrists meeting at Yale said President Donald Trump is so mentally unstable that he’s unfit for office. -  The claim is based on the group’s belief that Trump has more than one mental disorder -- including antisocial personality disorder and extreme narcissism.  My personal belief is more than four mental disabilities.  Mostly his cloned children who think like him.

SYMPTOMS AND INDICATIONS:  

  1. They make it clear they know everything  -  Narcissists don’t hesitate to educate lawyers about the legal system, doctors about medicine, intellects to enlighten.    
  2. They insist on being the exception to the rule - Rules are for people who aren’t smart enough to make good decisions on their own.
  3. They project an image of superiority -  Narcissists care greatly about their image. 
  4. They make a great first impression, but quickly wear out their welcome -  Narcissists’ charming personalities tend to win them favor with new people—at first. 
  5. They boost their egos by implying others are inferior - Not only do narcissists need to establish how superior they are; they also tend to imply that everyone else is less intelligent, experienced, or not as likable. 
  6. They assume everyone adores them The narcissist truly believes that everyone from former co-workers to past lovers holds them in high regard—and assumes that anyone who doesn’t like them must be jealous
  7. They put their own feelings ahead of other people’s needs -  lack of empathy is the most telling characteristic of the narcissist. They don’t care what other people need or how they feel. 
  8. A  war with the press?   This is only the beginning chapters of Hitlerology 101.  The only thing Donald T-RUMP can say about the press is that they are mean for reporting the truth, all they do is  simply echoing his lies.  There is so much off the cuff lies , he can’t remember day to day what he said because most of it isn’t real or the truth.


DEAR GOP REALITY VOTER
BASE VOTERS WILL SUFFER
In six months in office, the Department of Chaos (The Whitehouse) is screwing the rest of the country, thanks a lot for your ignorance by not seeing through the bigoted liars aiding with speeches in our Leninist in Chief, sidekicks like Bannon and Miller, and a few really bad Congress types.  Oh,  just as Hitler, Martin Bormann, and Herman Göring have benefitted, Trumps still running his show and making a fortune off his programs and empire notably the hotel in DC. his Daughters , NOT MADE IN AMERICA  slave labor camps in the far east and so are his cohorts in violation of Federal law.  

And you are cheering him on with more falsehoods and you still got nothing.  Don’t cry to me, when it gets worse for you, you sold out to lies, live with it.  Base voter, when all this sorts out, it will be you who screwed yourself and your fellow Americans, your ignorance has blossomed like the night blooming Nerium Oleander, the blossoms of which  is one of the most toxic plants in the world. Every part of the plant, from its stem to its sap, is incredibly poisonous if ingested. Even inhaling the smoke from a burning oleander is a health threat.  Thats TRUMP and his cabinet of fools and ass-kissers.  Poisonous.

I felt your anger, I know what it is to lose a job, the jobs lost to others and the excuses the GOP blamed those loses on. How naive for you to believe them, ten minutes of research would have told you what really happened.   

You lost to technology and the new world order.  Not what the NRA  claimed it to be.  No black helicopters, no foreign troops, buy guns and save America. The new world order referred to BRIC, Brazil, Russia, India and China emerging as the dominant  producers and financier development in the world.  And TRUMP thinks he can bring it back. Too late. Its like pregnancy, no one wants to think whats going to happen when we turn our back on the embryo so it gets ignored.

Turning our back on the TPP trade agreement made China the foremost leader in the Asian-Pacific.  Idiotic move, you cheered and we lost billions in trade.  

•  China will stand where we turned our backs on our biggest trade partners.  She is already building deep water ports in seven Southeast Asian countries.  

•  Supplying arms to the Philippines  making friends in Indonesia.  

•  China is exploring Afghanistan for wealth in their dirt, yes dirt but dirt with vast Copper and Lithium potential never mined before but they believe there are vast resources there.  And Japan... well...

The European Union and Japan are close to sealing one of the largest trade agreements ever, a deal that could further isolate the United States as President Trump forges a protectionist path.

The deal, which brings together two giants encompassing a quarter of the world’s economy, would be a potent symbol of free trade during a time of populist backlash over globalization.

The agreement would give both parties better access to core industries like cars and machinery, while laying down new rules for resolving investment disputes and removing structural barriers to trade, according to a partial draft of the agreement obtained by The New York Times.

The deal, which is expected to be signed in the coming weeks, also reaffirms the two powers’ commitment to the Paris climate accord, abandoned by the Trump administration this month. The negotiations have hinged on some everyday — and quintessentially European — items.

Europe is seeking a rollback in Japan’s high tariffs on food imports, which include 30 percent on imported cheese, 10 percent on chocolate and 9 percent on canned tomatoes. Japan is pushing Europe to eliminate a 10 percent tariff on Japanese automobiles. Final changes to tariffs were being laid out in appendixes and were not in the partial draft.

Spend some time reading about whats really the truth and get off the FOX,  tabloids at the supermarket and the crap you get by some radio shock jocks.  When all this goes down bad for the US , just look in the mirror you voted for that idiot.


OP-ED ABOUT FALSE PROPHETS
MY MEMO ABOUT HISTORY
The damage was done and I guess you never read the bible commandment about false prophets, too bad.  This was not a free election of people with wishes to improve the country. This was an election full of deceit,  lies, collusion, the failure of or lack of anger management,  outside hacking,  interference, and feedback using raw ego, repetition, responsive answers, lies and naive illiteracy.

It was a plan against our government to win.  The basic tenets of his plan are  very similar to the popularism blueprinted 70 years ago by the Nazi party.  You have been very bigly*  lied to and fell for it hook, line, sinker, anchor and the Titanic remains.  * Bigly is a Trump word, when not reading from a script written for him, he is very unpolished in good communication skills.


EIGHT YEARS OF OBSTRUCTIONISM
With loss of jobs, company greed driving the jobs overseas, and a do-nothing gridlocked government has failed us all despite anything the people tried to give the law back to the people.  Thank the GOP for that as they were the ones that blocked all of the good things President Obama wanted that would have helped and protected you.  

The Republican party had the Hate machine on all levels cranked up from day one with the birther bullshit by TRUMP and others.  They started with and ended with lies.  He was Black, (not that it mattered, technically he was only 50% black); He was articulate, far more articulate than half of the morons that got elected to the GOP;  He had a track record of civil service working in poor communities, he was highly educated and very sophisticated, knowledgeable and a man with a kind heart;  He wanted health care and education, the things that helped people to rise up.  Prejudice and the accompanying lies are still doing well in the US, Trump brought that to the surface and made it sport.

THIS WAS NOT THE REPUBLICAN WAY
But they refused to stand up against TRUMP.  Cowards, they do nothing, same thing they did the last eight years, nothing. The GOP attitude is other than the grace of GOD, we’ll decide how you live by privatization which puts more money in the coffers of the owners and the rich and less for the individuals needing services.  At times think of them as the land owners in the old south.  And you just might be the slaves, you just don’t know it.  We call that ignorance.

The good things that president Obama fought for are going to be wiped out by a Madman and the GOP who couldn't care less about you with a plan that failed even Reagan’s dreams.  Trickle down economics sounded good but became Tinkle down.  All they had to do was modify the Obamacare program not destroy it.  

Fair warning, you, the base, better get umbrellas, you are going to get peed on first by losing health benefits and second by not getting good jobs. Third by the environment going to pot, with pollution, and fourth wasted money on nonsense programs that do not address the real problems with photo op distractions promises like walls, and fake job programs, not to mention education. We will lose more jobs as our friends and other countries fear TRUMP.  They know he’s an egotistical narcissistic maniac and not a good business partner.

24,000,000 will lose health coverage, with a 700 billion being chopped from medicaid. Medicaid is the only thing the poor or the middle class might have to sustain life.  The GOP plans are death sentences for those with the severest of health issues, the newborn, the extended needs of lifetime length life-supported health problems, the organizations that support those who cannot afford the scandalous greedy pricing of the insurance companies, those with previous conditions, those that fall into the cracks in our insurance plans.  And thats in addition to the 600 billion he wants to cut from other programs.  Looks great on paper and lies we are told by his supporters,  but the real benefits will be to the funeral directors whose business will grow.


OP-ED EDUCATION SECRETARY
UNPREPARED and NOT QUALIFIED

His selection of the educational secretary Betsy DeVos, a rich GOP supporter with failures in educational programs makes me believe she will destroy school systems and convert them to charter or private schools only the rich can afford.  More Republican tax credits for the poor.  Not to mention again and again when you earn nothing a tax credit is useless.  

In June, the secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, announced plans to dismantle a set of Obama-era policies devised to protect students and taxpayers from predatory for-profit colleges.  Yet data released in the final days of the previous administration shows that the existing rules have proven more effective at shutting down bad college programs than even the most optimistic backers could have hoped.

The rules that Ms. DeVos wants to repeal are called the gainful employment regulations. For all for-profit programs, and any nondegree employment certificate programs at public or nonprofit colleges, the education department compares how much the typical student borrows versus how much they earn after graduation.

If the ratio is too high — if students borrow lots of money and can’t get well-paying jobs — the program is deemed “failing.” A program that fails in two out of three years becomes ineligible for federal financial aid.  Since many for-profit programs get up to 90 percent of their revenue through the Department of Education, the penalty will almost surely shut them down.

Before it could complete the rules, the Obama administration had to spend years fighting through a thicket of lawsuits filed by the for-profit college industry. Eleven days before President Trump’s inauguration, the Department of Education released the first list of failing programs. Ms. DeVos has extended the original deadline for appealing the findings, and recently announced plans to rewrite the rules. Simple lots of her friends own those diploma colleges.  And they make money and get federal tuition grants.

But a close analysis of the more than 500 failing programs that haven’t appealed their status reveals something interesting: A substantial majority of them, 300 or so, have already been shut down — even though colleges are not yet required to do so. The gainful employment test turns out to be an accurate way of identifying programs that for-profit colleges themselves don’t think are worth saving, as well as identifying programs run by colleges that are on the brink of bankruptcy and dissolution.

Some of the failing programs were run by ITT Tech, a publicly traded chain of technical schools that collapsed under a wave of consumer lawsuits and government investigations in 2016. Dozens of other for-profits have failed in recent years, from mom-and-pop hairdressing academies to business schools with dozens of programs in multiple states.

The gainful employment results suggest why. Students who earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion design at Sanford-Brown College’s now-defunct Chicago campus left school with over $45,000 in federal and institutional loans. But they earned less than $21,000 per year, before taxes, food and rent. That’s barely above the minimum wage for a family of three. Only 29 percent of students who started the program graduated on time.

Sanford-Brown operated for years with results like this, until the education department stepped in. Announcing that the entire chain would shutter, Ron McCray, C.E.O. of Sanford-Brown’s parent corporation, cited a “challenging regulatory environment” and “the gainful employment regulations issued last year.” In other words, rather than invest the time and money necessary to offer affordable programs that lead to well-paying jobs, they simply closed up shop.


OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT REAGAN IS DECEASED
REAGAN ECONOMICS DIDN’T WORK AND WON’T WORK
It’s the oldest GOP tool, a mantra of deceit and naive people believe the lies they promote.  It’s the tinkle in trickle down. The “R” was Reagan, beloved and concerned but a lousy economist. Love him for strength, but weak in economics.

Reaganomics,  is a theory of economics by President Ronald Reagan and the name given to it by Paul Harvey.  It refers to the policies promoted during the 1980s. These policies are commonly associated with supply-side economics, referred to as trickle-down economics, or voodoo economics by political opponents, and free-market economics by political advocates.

Somebody wake up that moron as speaker of the house, Mr. Gutless and explain his program identical to Reagan’s won’t work.the program does not include nor give consideration to the greed program which essentially makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.  That’s fact. Anything else you feed it is bullshit.

The four pillars of Reagan's economic policy were to reduce the growth of government spending, reduce the federal income tax and capital gains tax, reduce government regulation, and tighten the money supply in order to reduce inflation.  It did more harm than good and only hard core GOP lemmings swear by it. Simple they have nothing else to offer, theycare little or nothing about the poor.

Trumps goal is simple, he wants to run the country like he ran his business.
TRUMP used you and your future, the hatred he brought out of you was similar to the citizens of Germany before the second World War and the divisiveness you promulgated will come back and haunt you just as it destroyed Germany and was the basis for the birth of the Soviet Union. 

He is a populist, it simply means he tells you what you want to hear, makes promises he can’t keep and in time his policies will do more harm than good. 

The worst part is the GOP doesn’t have the balls to stop him, they are what they have been, a party of complainers with nothing in the rhelm of good social change, ideas or programs. They are takers not givers.  

Hitler was a Nazi, Lenin was a destroyer, Trump is a bully, his tactics and name is on the program as Leninism.  You destroy everything and build an authoritarian government.  

History repeats itself and we are living it now.  Trump has embraced Bannon and Miller, who are Leninists and when the revolution begins, (when the poop hits the fan and the base finds out they have been played , we will see violence) if it does these two will hang first.  I believe I could put a list of 75,000 who would gladly pay for the rope. After they kill the Obamacare program instead of amending and fixing it, that will swell to 23 million.


OP-ED GOVERNMENT
AUTHORITARIANISM

Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Individual freedoms are subordinate to the state and there is no constitutional accountability under an authoritarian regime.

1) Limited political pluralism; that is, such regimes place constraints on political institutions and groups like legislatures, political parties and interest groups;  Prohibit free speech or wreck the other opinion, Fake news etc.

2) A basis for legitimacy based on emotion, especially the identification of the regime as a necessary evil to combat “ Easily recognizable societal problems” such as underdevelopment or insurgency;   Eg: jobs and the crooked government, which will be cured by swamp cleaning.

3) Minimal social mobilization most often caused by constraints on the public such as suppression of political opponents and anti-regime activity;  informally defined executive power with often vague and shifting powers.   He simply slaughtered all his opponents with lies and fake accusations, still does. This is a very sick man.

There was a significant amount of interest in what was termed the “ Authoritarian personality” after Word War II. Psychologists wanted to understand the psychologies of fascist regimes and their followers. This line of research produced the California F-scale (F for fascist) in 1947.  

The GOP base, by being as naive as you are, will not only hurt you, but YOU have hurt other good people, the Constitution Separation of Church and State, the Constitution rights itself, the Justice Department.  Relentless unfounded attacks on the Judicial, the Media, the only checks and balances on the Presidency which is about as corrupt as any in the history of the country, actually far worse.   Frankly having Steve Bannon and Miller anywhere within 100 miles of the White house is dangerous situation.


OP-ED MIRRORS
NEW TALENT NEEDED
Perhaps you should look inside at reality and yourself. A mirror is always a good place to start when things aren’t going well.   Did you think the failure you are experiencing partially was not your fault.  It’s called technological advancement and the jobs you thought were secure technology went away.  

An average of eight folks can be replaced by one robot. Thats how cars are built today and the robot doesn’t care whether he lives in Mexico or the US.  His dream is self sharpening drill bits, inexhaustible welding rod material and the occasional lube job and the robot is happy. And when the robot finishes one job he is retrained for another with a new computer program.

The Obama administrations failure to correct the void was caused by the GOP, the Grand Obstructionist Party.  Search the almost 800 bills that died in the house and Senate because of the GOP which would have helped many but were stopped because the GOP did not want Obama to succeed and Mitch McConnell never allowed them to be brought to vote.  Things like education, re-education, technical training programs and technical schooling in math, science, computers, for those whose career at GM and others fell to robots. 

Mitch McConnell said the first day after Obama won he would stall, fight, not pass anything the president wanted, literally ruin the Presidency of Barack Obama.  He was going to make him a one term President.  Mitch is lucky he lives in the US.  Had he said that if it was President Putin, he would be celebrating from six feet under that fine Kentucky bluegrass earth pushing up daisies and the only support he would have for company would be those fine thoroughbred race horses he’s involved with crapping on him.

OP-ED HOOK, LINE and SINKER
FALSE PROPHETS AND SWAMPS
So for those who think prejudice does not exist, or playing the race card, wake up, it has reared its ugly head, firmly vested in the GOP, and TRUMP knew how to play the cards and do a good job at it.  You might say draining the swamp went from feeding the Pythons mice to feeding them Rabbits.  

After all the rich don’t eat mice, they do eat rabbit.  And those voters who praised and still praise the yellow haired demon will lose benefits and see less from their government and become Python bait eventually.  That soft earth you thought you would be standing on... might just be quicksand.  

He drained the swamp all right,  only that might have been the last thing the poor called home.  His cuts effected and will effect further the poor and middle class, who thought he was the Messiah and gave a bigly, gigantically  enormous wonderfully, tax break to the rich.  They get tax breaks and huge benefits,  you get will get coupons.  

There are no BOGO’s in health care, you will get less for more. Try spending a frickin coupon.  A tax break for someone thats making minimum wages is a joke. Something from nothing is still nothing and useless.  These are the lies we get from those folks in Washington with an agenda that doesn’t help the low and middle class, but rewards those who need it least.

Read the part about the GOP plan to put eight billion extra cash being put in the coffers for the severely ill.   A joke in a trillion dollar environment.   We’ll provide for the previous illness with eight billion... So they will have their own pools, pools is a nice word except these folks will drown in theirs with inferior coverage.  Eight billion? Thats about a two week supply.

Trumpsters, you wanted a higher minimum wage, overtime pay, paid family and medical leave, more secure health insurance, yes, under Obama it was slow but it was steady growth, which is safe,  but the promises made by TRUMP won’t happen, I said won’t happen.  Trump likes to repeat key words. So do I, you will learn it and cringe every time he speaks.

•  You wanted the ever dangerous coal mines to be reopened but with no market for coal and coal is not in vogue right now, In fact nothing will happen and even more will be taken from you.  

•  Two mines reopened about all the country needs as we are moving toward natural gas, wind and solar development.  And the frickin idiot TRUMP picked for the job to oversea this will break the country. His plan is make a lot of coal and that will bring the market back for coal. Is anyone that frickin stupid? What peyote was he smoking when he came up with that thought?  If ex-lax worked on the brain he should be taking suppositories, obviously he suffers from crainial-rectal dyslexia.  Common folk refer to it as ’Shit for brains’. 

•  Coal is dangerous, to mine, dangerous to use and bad for the environment. Its bad after it is used, as an example, cleaning the slag this week 7/1/2017 killed two and very severely burnt four workers at a coal plant seven miles from me. Make that three, one died in the hospital. As far as coal goes Tampa Bay has one of the worst safety accident rates in the power industry over coal.  We know all about it.

•  It’s dirty and the unused dirt and garbage that comes from mining it can now be dumped back into our streams.  Coal is basically a dead issue, what idiot OK’ed the coal tailings, the dirt and useless remnants of mining by removing the protection Obama installed to save the environment, allowing the dirt  to be dumped back in the pristine streams and rivers.  Eventually water can come back to haunt you. Remember Flint.


BIRDS OF A FEATHER
SCUMBAGS FOREVER

In case no one told you... TRUMP and the GOP Republicans will oppose all that stuff like medical care, it’s what they do best. They support the rich and screw the plebeians.  In case plebeians is a new word for you, it means the commoner, the working class people. 

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What the GOP calls entitlement, the Democrats called compassion.  You just screwed yourself.  The schmucks with hats who screamed “Make America Great” should have screamed “Tell the truth”  when in six months basically nothing has happened except the lies and corruption that has surfaced.  

When July 20th rolls around, it will be six months into TRUMPs first year and nothing has happened so far that wasn’t planned before he took office, another collection of big lies. 

What he did do was get rid of some of the checks and balances and gave more money to the rich. So a corporate big wig instead of getting 20 million a year in salary, will get 25 million due to more profit and pay less taxes on that amount.

The 760 billion TRUMP wants to pull from medicare is the 760 million in tax breaks for the rich, not the low and middle classes.

The rich will take that added revenue and buy more houses, bigger yachts and more travel and living the good life.  They have no reason to build more businesses, nor invest in the poor and thats really the BIG LIE, the GOP tells over and over again.

Those who had a good time attending reality rallies and cheering, waving their signs, attacking and jeering at the media after he raked them over the coals, beating up protesters, chanting “Lock her up” — cheered and cheered...  No, it should be the TRUMP team in jail or shot.  He lies, they swear to it and the suckers believe the great negotiator.  

One of his biggest supporters at 300 plus pounds was the Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris “Krispy Creme” Christie.   They have several things in common.  Trump is the lowest scoring president in job approval at 36%, about the size of the GOP base.  

And Christie is the lowest ranked Governor approval numbers of all the governors at yesterdays poll indicated 15%.  After this weekend with the beach closures in NJ and he was the only one who got access to use the beaches, that did drop.  Politically Christie will die of self-inflicted wounds.  Of course TRUMP dumped him, but it still relates to one of natures strongest calls, “ Birds of a feather, flock together”.  In this case, they deserved each other.   


OP-ED WAR ON LIBERAL MEDIA
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE Liberal Media
Are you lacking common sense and understanding how the government and the media have to work together.  Or are you too naive, maybe even poorly judgmental to understand the media and the judiciary are the real checks and balances of the Presidency and his [TRUMP) attacks are to prevent the truth from really coming out and protecting you.  

Trump gets picked on by the media because he is a very sick individual, who lies, distracts, cheats and is not worthy of the job or position. Thats what the papers and press report.  He makes the news and then denies it. He is the “Fake News” he challenges.   

I was blessed, not with wealth, fancy cars, expensively rich homes, nor diamonds and gold.  I was blessed, being self taught as a researcher, sometimes a quest... I look for the truth, anomalies, solutions and creativity is my carrier.  My gal calls me an empath, well more a soothsayer, I can read people and circumstance sometimes my predictions and warnings that come true unnerves her.  

I see nothing good in this relationship between the Trumpster, his cabinet, a collection of some really poor choices some who are all ass-kissing losers, a few good ones,  and the country.  I predicted this the day he announced his run two years ago.  Some thought him a clown, the fools, there are all kinds of clowns he is not one who makes you laugh.

Trump is for Trump and a few others.  He should be in jail, not the Whitehouse or as some call it...”Kremlin East”.  His dealings in the past with 3500 lawsuits and investigations should have clued an idiot into the fact that there is something wrong with this man. His tirades and Nit-Twits were indications of a destroyer not a builder and you fell for it.  Read the Leninist papers and you will see the real plan behind all this charade as president. 

Why has he really not come out against Putin because he admires him and wants the same controls Putin has.  And the Leninists did the same thing decades ago. Get rid of the press, the judiciary, and the media, and create the fourth part of the system we have.  

You promoted and aided a hatred of the establishment, just like the Brown Shirts did in the thirties, you chanted wore hats and applauded the leader.   Your medical relief you damned at every rally with chants of “ Down with Obamacare” will be gone and 12-24 million of you will have no medical care.  You will get what you asked for. 

TRUMP constant wrangling against OBAMACARE supported by the GOP with their lies and false numbers  is really what caused many of the insurance companies to bail.  Thats what hurt Obamacare.  The constant harangue of the GOP to kill Obamacare.  The GOP’s well coordinated attack on all levels of government, even GOP subordinates were on the track, following the goose stepping, methodology of Dr. Goebbels who said;   If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth. The bigger the lie, the more it will be believed.  Thats how they killed Obamacare.  

He and the GOP lied telling everyone how bad it is but when the GOP plan came out even Republicans feared it would be worse, especially if Obamacare succeeded.  Their plan was horribly worse. But the damage scared the insurance companies away.  It will take years to fix this and everything else this madman proposes if it will get fixed at all.  

After a contentious debates to stop Obamacare that failed, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives canceled a vote on a Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act.  That came after the House voted to repeal or amend the Affordable Care Act more then 54 times since it was passed in October 2009.   

Republicans took control of the House in 2011, and on January 19 of that year they voted on, and passed, a measure to repeal all of the Affordable Care Act. (It was never considered by the Senate).

You will realize it when you need the help.  Good luck, as what goes around comes around and you will get hurt.  Your own venom will be your poison as you will realize if they shove Medical rates back to administration by the insurance companies, I will guarantee you rates will not go down.   

Insurance companies are like a huge meal, they take it in heartily and let it out in a reduction and this particular insurance model by the GOP crew farts out 30 million a year in salaries to the executives and you will be denied better care as they make more and you receive less.   

At the same time the drug companies also who payoff the politicians,  a very large amount of which is your money,  you overpaid for their products. If instead we took that money in and lowered costs, we would have better lives.   


THE PSYCHOLOGY
WHY LOSERS LOSE 
THE T-RUMP has brought lying , cheating, divisiveness, prejudice, hatred and incompetence to reign higher than ever, and surprisingly few (very few, less than 3%) of the GOP voting base are asking, “What did we do?”   Those folks with the hats and T-Shirts and smart-ass chanting and applause follow a psychological premiss that dictates their loyalty regardless of how much they simply followed unsupported (false) thinking.  

It’s a normal human reaction to defend your decisions.  Stupid people do it all day long.  And not having to admit to your neighbors and friends (who you eventually will help screw) that stinking thinking prevailed is not an option.  Thats why TRUMP never apologizes.

The base will defend their own decisions.  But when they find out in the coming months and years how much, what little they had, they lost at the hands of the T-RUMP and the GOP,  they will go ballistic.  If the Senate does repeal all of  Obamacare and they find out they now have no coverage, or bad coverage or under coverage, it will get nasty.  

Almost a third of the folks in the ares who voted for Trump are on some form of assistance from the government and a lot of that will vanish.  The guess is 24 million will lose health coverage down the line.  An additional 12 million might be in jeopardy by unemployment.  In one mans case it became too much, I don’t condone what he did at the ballpark but see it as a sign, some folks see the Presidents approval at 34% and Congress in the low teens as an awakening and this was just round one.

And when violence is the only way to accomplish ones cause or statement, it will become more prevalent.  Obviously the other methods of change like voting don’t work.  Our system and unchecked lies and unsupported remarks (LIES) prove that words do matter. Unfortunately bad words do bad things, and people are naive and gullible not smart enough to verify.  The untruths and unverifiable statements by TRUMP and his cohorts tainted an election.


AFTER TRUMP
THE REBUILD
I said the coming years,  since they are too naive to realize they have been had by a con and by then it will be too late to fix things, thats the real harm and stupidity of it.  They blamed Congress and then elected it to make it worse for themselves not better, no thats not naive, thats stupid.  

All the GOP rhetoric against OBAMACARE instead of amending the rules and making it better was carefully programmed by the party (Just like Putins gang does) was designed to defame the program with lies and fear which resulted in Insurance companies pulling out.  Thats the reason for the collapse, the insurance companies again looking to get richer by going with the GOP plan. 

In history lesson years from now, it will be remembered it was fear and hate by the GOP which brought it down and left 24 plus million people out in the cold. But the insurance companies will be handing out millions in bribes to our Congressmen and Corpo-Guano executives getting multiple million dollar paychecks and the poor will slowly deteriorate.

I remember something Stalin said.  Hated, he was no better than Hitler, and one statement he made was if you shoot the person complaining, you get rid of the dissident and the complaint at the same time. I won’t list that under frugality, but TRUMP makes a personal attack very apparent on the complainer and does the same thing Stalin did. His mimic of the reporter with a disability showed who TRUMP really is.  Scumbag is too good a word.

Tax credits are useless with no income, that ruse has been used by the GOP for years and it’s useless.  See what happens when the clerk says we don’t take tax credits for bread. Even if Obamacare doesn’t get replaced TRUMP has poisoned the well.  I feel for you, there are no easy solutions to the damage he has done to this country and to our relationships in the world which are more severe.

If they survive the broken promises and lies, they might be able to redeem themselves by not getting anywhere near a voting booth again.  Frankly they have screwed up enough, they are the ones I blame for the forthcoming desecration, of values, personal freedoms and caring for your fellow man.  I blame them as much as I blame the GOP, it takes cons and crooks and self serving politicians (the GOP) and a voter base who weren’t smart enough to realize the GOP obscuration was what caused half their problems.  

It is the base that has to wake up before they become the victims.  The rising against TRUMP, is imperative before any more damage is done by this phony and liar.  The Town halls, marches, and gatherings reflect a force that is tired of the politicians they elected. They are building a force that will change things in 2018 and 2020.  

Herr T-RUMP has awakened and championed the dark side,  anti-semitism, prejudice, attacks on the transgender community, voting rights, women’s rights pollution, even Sweden somehow got dragged in.  Nothing is sacred anymore except the self adornment he promotes on himself through his nit-tweets and daily doses of bullshit and regurgitation.  Just follow his business dealings for decades.  Lying, cheating contractors who couldn’t pay legitimate earnings to their workers, his numerous bankruptcies which avoided payment to others, and a self-indulgent picture of grandiosity.  He truly deserves a place on the page of the ScumBaggers with an industry high of 3500 plus lawsuits.

And the folks who fear the most will react and the horrific attack on the Republican baseball team sending five to the hospital was just the beginning of the repercussions against a party and a really sick person in the Whitehouse.  He brought his hatred to the forefront and divided a country.  People can stand just so much.  The attack was a statement, albeit not the right one but after bi-partisanship and the KUM-BA-YA speeches have been made, business will go back to normal.


SMART POLITICIANS
NOT SO SMART VOTERS
Fareed Zakaria once said, “ The American voter is the least informed voter relying mostly on name recognition”.  He simply believes what he sees on the TV and doesn’t challenge anything promulgated by the likes of FOX news and other tabloid stations.

Using his tweets as what he terms “The New Presidential Media” to get his lies and corrupted messages out to his base, thoughtfully only his base believes him.  They also believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, UFO’s and McDonalds is really good food.

Trump is a capable liar, a changeling melding into other forms as needed.  He will say whatever it takes to get off the spot and tweet other outrageous statements to distract from yesterday’s bad news.  He has violated his oath of office "To Protect And Defend the Constitution of the United States"

T-RUMP was not the answer and for those who don’t care as to how they are really about to be treated and do not see this man for who he really is, you will one day when it is your term to get crapped on.  He is a fraud. The international crisis merely underscored one closer to home. Trump’s first 100 days in office have become a leak-filled mess, with the fortunes of various aides rising and falling in rapid frequency.  The next sixty days have become an international nightmare and his bragging of middle east solutions merely accelerated attacks on England and France.  

The great issue of today is lying — constant lying in public. Lying is the ally of faction and, since President Trump’s rise to power, it is the greater danger. Yes, the word is lying — not negotiation, salesmanship, bluster, attention-getting, delusion, deception, braggadocio, exaggeration, bullying, alternative facts, or any other euphemism. He simply lies about everything backing it up with more lies. He is a field day for the press. 

And secondly backed by his senior blowhard that is around and kisses ass so wonderful. Mike Pence, the Holy Roller in the Whitehouse who doesn’t believe in the part of the constitution about Church and State.  He thinks we should be the United States of Jesus.  Fine, when Mike Pence refers to the strength of Trump, with his perpetual phrase ad nauseam comment on strong leadership, he’s playing it cool, he knows if Trump falls, he will be the next president. 

Mike, I know you are an evangelical, but please hide those voodoo dolls on you desk, the ones with needles in them hoping T-Rump has the biggie. You are as big a phony as he is, kinda birds of a feather symbiosis.  He lies, you swear to it. You need each other. I admit you are much smoother then Donald but I learned a long time ago when investigating the TV preachers someone who wears their religion on their sleeve, as much as you do, what are you hiding? 

The great Sioux  Chief Sitting Bull asked, “Which is worse the liar or the one who tells the tales of the liar?

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IMPEACHMENT
DUMP TRUMP
The House of Representatives basically decides what constitutes impeachment, and it could be any violation of the public trust, whether or not it’s a crime. And it lays out, believe it or not, eight different grounds on why Donald Trump could be removed from office.

Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. Why would House Republicans impeach their own guy?   

•  They’re not going to unless the American people demand it. Yes, the power of impeachment is lodged in the US House of Representatives, but they are the people’s house, and they are responsive to the people.

•  The Republican Congress could conceivably move to impeachment if they believe Trump is a liability to them, and remember, every member has to stand for reelection in 2018. 

•  And Trump has no long-standing relationship with these members of Congress. He hasn’t really been a mainstay of the Republican Party.

•  And there is also the possibility that in 2018 you have a wave election, which gives Democrats control of the House and completely changes the political dynamic. 

•  Not all Republicans have to be in favor of impeachment.  If Democrats want it, and two dozen Republicans, approximately, switch, you have enough votes for impeachment. All it takes is a simple majority.

•  And finally, remember: Republicans really don’t trust Donald Trump. He’s a loose cannon. But they love Mike Pence. He’s a down-the-line Christian conservative dream president for the Republicans in Congress.

•  Trump should not be impeached because he’s an unconventional president, because he’s breaking the molds of tradition, or even because he’s unpopular.  When he attacks the other branches of government and the media he becomes a threat to the core of this country, rather, Trump should be impeached as a threat to our freedoms and liberties, and to the national security of the United States.

•  He has repeatedly, as a businessman, flouted the law. He kind of began his career by getting in trouble with the Department of Justice, which had a very strong case against him that he’d broken the Fair Housing Act. 

•   Reporting indicated that he’d broken the Cuban embargo in the 1990s, when that was a serious crime. 

•  Reporting also indicated that he had broken laws with respect to the employment of illegal immigrants, ironically contradicting his own campaign, and there are certainly laws that he could now break, for example, laws that ban torture.

•  Over the course of his entire business career, he has a pattern of playing fast and loose with the law, and letting statutes of limitations run out, settling cases, protracting lawsuits, walking away from failed deals. 

•  His overriding pattern is Donald Trump first, and nothing else matters nearly as much. And when you’re not president, you can get away with that, you can walk away from things. But as president, you can’t. You are accountable for what you do and for what you say. And what is the ultimate accountability for a president?  That accountability is impeachment.

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