Pretending to be President

The most famous adult day care center in the US.

Corker made headlines last week when he starkly suggested that the national security team provides the president with badly needed adult supervision.

And of course, you are aware of the tweet storm the dotard did this lovely Sunday morning (October 8, 2017) raging against the Senator when Corker decided not to run in 2018. When I saw the headline “Corker calls White House ‘an adult day care center’ in response to Trump’s latest Twitter tirade” I knew this was going to be an article I just HAD to read.

Although I cannot find where Corker suggested that the national security team provide the president with badly needed adult supervision. It’s probably buried in an article or tweet somewhere. But not in any of Corker’s tweets it appears.

I with millions of Americans (not just in the US) agree with the Senator on this topic greatly. The dotard has made it his “signature” to tweet storm like an angst-filled teenager about anything or person who dares stand in his way or suggest he is anything but awesome.

As if the tweet storms themselves were not bad enough, his spelling and usage of American English are appalling. He has no grasp on how to use simple things as quotation marks; which he displayed prominently in his latest tweets this morning.

If nothing else what his tweet storms actually do is provide great fodder for comedians and people worldwide to mock and ridicule him. And he also uses them to distract the public from certain agendas and missteps his administration are continuously making.

I suppose these storms wouldn’t be as bad if they were thoughtfully and inspiringly done. Hell, Kim Jong-un brought back an old English word that had been long forgotten in these modern times and made it popular again. If that wasn’t enough, it’s a word whose definition speaks the truth on how many US citizens (here and abroad) and the rest of the world think of and feel for the adult toddler in the White House. Who knew such a word existed that fully in all totality conveyed how we think of him?

What other forgotten words are missing from our vocabularies that should be brought back? We could have a whole lexicon of wonderful words that people are clueless about, almost as if we’re speaking a whole new (old?) language! Should there be classes on this old forgotten language, and what words should we bring back.

Perhaps most importantly who is going to unearth those ancient dictionaries, brush the dust from their covers and read those fragile pages that hold a wealth of information and possible verbal ammunition?

Where do these tombs hide I wonder, besides long forgotten places known as libraries?

The dotard has successfully embarrassed an entire nation of her citizens and made the other nations push us to the side as if we’re that annoying relative that has lost most of their minds and only on rare occasions actually brings something useful to the table.

We went from an awesome nation who was proud of their first African-American president to almost making another first but failing with such brilliance as to leave many absolutely baffled at the turn of events.

It’s understandably ironic to think that we went from 8 years of having an African-American President whose racist oppositionist’s voices were smothered by all those who had open minds to a White Supremacist whose close-minded supporters gleefully and violently stomp on all those whose beliefs differ in any way from theirs.

Because darlings, the type of person we choose to sit at the head of the table greatly influences the type people our nation becomes. While the beliefs of the people may never change, the voices that are heard above all others does.

Until next time, it may actually do us all some good to expand our vocabularies and minds. Find yourself an old dictionary and get to reading!

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Twitter Diarrhea.

I’m sure many have heard of verbal diarrhea or diarrhea of the mouth; both meaning someone who either:

A) hogs the conversation and just won’t shut up, babbles on forever taking over the conversation and really has nothing important or interesting to say (rather like a filibuster).

B) Someone who talks continuously while having no point to the conversation.

And lastly

C) Just someone who talks to damn much.

That last one apparently is often pared with the phrase “and intellectual constipation” Oh man do I love that one. Intellectual constipation. Sadly a quick search through Google didn’t give much in the way of intellectual constipation that was in anyway satisfying. I really hate how that happens.

Anyway, despite finding a new way to describe trump supporters– and I am ALWAYS looking for ways to insult them while it goes soaring above their brainless heads, which isn’t hard to do at all– I was just wondering if anyone else who was born in the US (or even those who weren’t) has started to get a sickening feeling anytime they see a newscast or wander over to the Washington Post or New York Times or just about any form of intellectual news presentation? And not because you know you will see some heartbreaking story about people shooting others for whatever stupid reason they desire, or how weather has ravaged some remote place on the map you weren’t even aware existed, or the fact some channels still play that damn Sarah McLaughlin commercial with all those sad looking dogs and cats. *sniffle*

*tear*

Ahem. I mean because you are more often than not going to see what sort of unintelligent bullshit the Pretender in Charge has tweeted the day, night before or that very damn morning. And it’s not that what he says is just stupid and horrible, it’s the fact that he’s a damn fucking idiot.

“You know what uranium is, right? It’s this thing called nuclear weapons, and other things, like lots of things are done with uranium, including bad things.”

Excuse me as I go and find a proper meme/image/gif…..

WTAFAlso, as a side note real quick, I really should know better than to type “What the Actual Fuck” into google then click on images.

And we all know this is just one of many things he has tweeted or even said that is mind boggling bewilderment causing things. THAT EVERYONE ON THE PLANET CAN SEE, READ OR HEAR. I have never been more embarrassed then to hear or read what load of twitter diarrhea trump has churned out.

Here is an example of a rather recent trump’s full tweetstorm:

“The Democrats have become nothing but OBSTRUCTIONISTS, they have no policies or ideas. All they do is delay and complain.They own ObamaCare! The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good. The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia under a magnifying glass, they have zero ‘tapes’ of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!”

I am deeply sorry that anyone voted for you trump. Truly.

And if it’s not twitter it’s somewhere else. Last week Obama said the Senate health care bill “will do you harm.”, adding that there is a “fundamental meanness” to the Republican health care bill. In a Fox and Friends interview, Trump took credit. “Well he actually used my term, ‘mean.’ That was my term,” he said. “Because I want to see – and I speak from the heart – that’s what I want to see, I want to see a bill with heart.”

“That was my term.” How bleeding toddlerific is that shit?? And yes, we know Republicans what to see a bill with fundamental meanness. After all, it is what trump wants to see…before interrupting his self and saying a bill with heart.

And if it’s not him, it’s someone he’s put in office. He has shown that every decision he has made is so horrifically wrong that I am saddened that the people of the US is allowing this creature to remain in power! He has put unqualified people in positions of power that they do not deserve or even are educated to properly to perform.

And still, the people of the US seem to do nothing.

I am quite aware that some people, some where are trying to do something about this, but we really do need bigger people who have the power to make things happen take these things up.

Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to the president: “I try to stay out of politics,” gives him “an A, of course” for his performance. She’s met with senators to discuss paid family leave, delivered the keynote at the Republican National Convention, and has met with world leaders. She added that her father has “phenomenal” political instincts.

Let’s ignore the fact that trump has “phenomenal” political instincts and focus on the fact that Ivanka has absolutely no business being a senior adviser much less to the pretender. What the hell is she going to advise him on? When to get out of the tanning booth? We can all see how well she has handled that…

Now we can focus on those phenomenal political instincts. I like all of the US and the world are waiting to see these phenomenal political instincts she speaks of. I have this little feeling that we shouldn’t hold our breath to see these instincts and should probably move on.

How inept is this man? He proposed a bill THAT ALREADY EXISTS and has since 1996. CNN has a video of Trump breaking the cardinal rule of golfing: Don’t drive on the green. And apparently always does. Granted I couldn’t give two shits to the game (sorry golfers!) but to disregard a game’s rules? That’s quite telling of a person’s personality and who they are.

And if that doesn’t mean a thing to you, how about Trump at Iowa rally: “All we do is win, win, win.” He then blamed Democrats for his problems, boasted about his “amazing progress,” and called the Russia investigation a “phony witch hunt” at his campaign-style rally in Cedar Rapids on June 21. During the 70-minute speech, Trump promised to lay out the next steps in “our incredible movement to make America great again,” but continually veered off on tangents, reflected on the past, and contradicted himself. He knocked trade deals the Iowa economy relies on, dismissed wind energy in a state filled with thousands of turbines, and denounced the war in the Middle East despite reauthorizing troops in Afghanistan. Trump also revealed his plan for putting solar panels on his proposed border wall “so it creates energy and pays for itself.”

And this is the creature allowed to sit in the US’s most powerful office.

Queen Elizabeth didn’t mention Trump’s planned visit to the UK during her speech at the opening of Parliament. Trump’s visit was already in doubt after he insisted on a gold‑plated welcome in the Queen’s royal carriage and started a feud with London’s mayor on Twitter after the terrorist attack. The London mayor previously said Trump should be denied a state visit because of his “cruel” policies on immigration. The Queen’s speech is used to set the government’s legislative agenda for the next two years and announce planned state visits.

The Queen also uses the speech to set out her official plans for the year. She said she looked forward to welcoming King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain for their state visit in July, and hosting the Commonwealth summit in April next year. But there was no word about Mr Trump’s state visit. October had been suggested as a possible date.

Something tells me Britain isn’t exactly jumping at the possibility of a trump visit. Can’t say I blame them.

Side note: Pentagon did what now? 

I am utterly baffled how he has been allowed to stay as the US president. He is clearly a very uneducated man who was voted in office by likewise uneducated US citizens. Which clearly states just how many more uneducated people are in the US than the educated or intelligent. Which probably should put a big old shining light on the US education system. But instead we get an equally uneducated person in charge of the future’s education, or rather the lack of it.

We are creating better idiots then nature can eliminate.

Until next time (as I really cannot stand writing about this pathetic embarrassment any longer today and I have better things to do….like play Sims 4 or something on my Xbox One), we all have that one embarrassing member of the family that no matter what we try to do, ALWAYS embarrasses us at the worse possible time. And now we have a pretender in charge that does that for us all on a daily basis. Wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t fully aware that the ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING.

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10 Little Questions T Supporters Can’t Answer.

In the spirit of the raging dumpster fire that is the Trump administration, I thought I’d list 10 questions I think his supporters lack the cojones to answer truthfully.

1. Will you admit that when he got you all to chant “Lock her up!” by saying he was going to prosecute Clinton (even though immediately after the election he said he’s not going to), said he was going to make Mexico pay for the wall that he clearly has no way to make them pay for, and claimed the jobs reports he now tries to take credit for were “fake” or “phony” — he was blatantly lying to all of you?

2. How many Russian ties to his administration and campaign, and people caught lying about meetings with Russian officials, would it take before you at least entertain the idea that these might not simply be a bunch of “coincidences”?

3. If Russia didn’t help him get “elected” by launching a cyber attack against the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, then why did Trump frequently cite the information that was stolen to attack her before the election? Are you saying Trump brought up this information multiple times every day during interviews and campaign rallies for no reason at all?

4. Does it not concern you that he claims millions of people voted illegally, yet he’s not doing anything about it and has yet to provide any evidence that this took place? If what Trump says is true, that millions of people voted illegally, are you okay with the President of the United States completely ignoring what would be one of the biggest scandals in our nation’s history?

5. Since the Senate Intelligence Committee, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, practically every member of Congress, the FBI, CIA, NSA, and even British intelligence have all said that there’s absolutely no evidence that President Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped — yet Trump continues to insist, without proof, that it happened — doesn’t that prove he’s either legitimately insane or continuing to lie because he’s too immature to simply admit that he was wrong?

6. Speaking of his wiretapping conspiracy, considering he insists the New York Times is “FAKE NEWS!,” then why did he cite their article as his “source” that led to his Twitter meltdown on March 4th? Considering he has a history of being more than willing to use sources he often says push “FAKE NEWS” whenever they happen report on something that benefits him, doesn’t that kind of prove that he uses “FAKE NEWS,” not to expose news that’s legitimately fake, but to attack information he doesn’t want people believing? Otherwise, why would he find a report from the NYT credible enough to accuse Barack Obama of one of the most serious crimes in our political history if he thinks that newspaper is “FAKE”?

7. If you want to support Trump that’s one thing, but is it really too much to ask of you all to require him to provide evidence for many of the outrageous things he says for which he never provides any proof? If he’s as honest as he claims he is, and you all think he is, then there should be mounds of evidence to prove everything he says is true. So why don’t you all at least demand to see it — or are you all afraid to ask him for proof because you’re afraid he won’t be able to provide any?

8. If Donald Trump has nothing to hide in his tax returns, then why won’t he release them? Regardless of whether or not you think they’re important, if he has nothing to hide, then why not release them and silence critics who claim he does? Not only that, if he has nothing to hide, then why did he claim being audited prevented him from releasing his taxes even though the IRS said that does not prevent him from being able to make these documents public? Do you find it’s common for people with nothing to hide to refuse to show something to prove their “innocence” — then lie about why they won’t show that proof?

9. Can you cite a single instance where Donald Trump genuinely admitted he was wrong about something?

10. Be honest, had he not been caught on video bragging about grabbing women “by the pussy,” but Billy Bush or someone who was there that day came out and said he made these statements, do you think Trump would have admitted he made those comments or would he have accused them of being liars and the media of pushing “FAKE NEWS”? And if you don’t think he would have confessed to saying such things without the video evidence, aren’t you admitting that he’s someone who’ll lie and slander people who tell the truth about him just as long as he feels he can get away with doing so?

I’m sure there will be a few Trump supporters who try to answer these questions, but their answers are going to be so incredibly ridiculous (likely pivoting to a talking point they’ve been fed) that they’re not actually going to qualify as serious. I hope I’m proven wrong.

These are some fabulous questions for supporters to be asked and I am in fact quite curious as to what anyone can come up with. If they even have the gumption to do so, which many do not. Many are all talk and no action, which makes for a pretty boring debate, Thanks to   who wrote the original article with these questions.

Until Next time, never get into a battle of wits, knowledge or intelligence with unarmed people. It’s just mean!

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Speech, speech, speech

THE STORY

Last night, President Trump held his first solo performance in front of Congress. It was basically a State of the Union, but you can’t ‘officially’ call it that for a brand new prez.

SO HOW WAS IT?

Presidential. Trump said he knows the country hasn’t exactly been doing trust falls lately, and called for “unity and strength.” VP Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) even wore matching outfits. Some Dem lady lawmakers did too in a nod to women’s rights.

WHAT DID HE SAY?

Trump called out the rise in racial and anti-Semitic hate crimes, saying the US should condemn “hate and evil” in all its forms. Then he pulled out his notes on how he thinks he’s doing so far. Bringing jobs back to the US? Check. Nominated a Supreme Court Justice? Check. Cracked down on border security? Check. But he still has a pretty long to-do list…

Health care…as in Trump still wants Congress to repeal Obamacare – and replace it with a law that lets people ‘buy their own plans instead of ones the US gov wants them to have.’ Oh, and Americans with pre-existing conditions (think: asthma, diabetes) should still have access to insurance.

Immigration…as in Trump says he wants to achieve immigration reform by working with both sides of the aisle. He also thinks the US has been letting in too many “lower-skilled” immigrants. Instead, he’d like to roll out the welcome mat for people who can support themselves financially.

Economy…as in Trump’s focused on creating jobs, jobs, and more jobs. He plans on making it harder for companies to take their business overseas, and promises ‘Murica won’t be taken for a ride by trade deals. Trump also won’t be taken for a ride on a Harley Davidson, thx.

Education…as in Trump says it’s the “civil rights issue of our time.” He wants Congress to pass a bill that’ll make it easier for kids – especially minorities – to have more choices (think: public, private, religious, charter) when it comes to where they go to school.

Military spending…as in Trump wants to go on one of the largest defense spending sprees in US history. He supports NATO, but would like the US’s foreign friends to pick up more financial slack. Everyone reached for the Kleenex when Trump intro’d the widow of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed earlier this year in a raid in Yemen. Cue the standing ovation.

WHO WAS AT HOME WITH THE CODES?

Veterans Affairs Sec. David Shulkin had a cozy night in with Secret Service and the nuclear codes. This is meant to comfort you.

WHAT DID THE OTHER SIDE SAY?

Former Gov Steve Beshear (D-KY) gave the Dems’ response from a wax museum. He called out Trump for pledging to protect the American people – but instead cutting financial regulations and repealing Obamacare. Beshear also thinks Trump needs to remember that just because people disagree with him sometimes, it doesn’t make them the enemy.

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The first weeks of the Trump administration were a little rocky. Last night, Trump tried to change the tone and smooth things over. But a lot of this vision requires Congress to write some checks. Get ready for budget battles.

Trump called out the rise in racial and anti-Semitic hate crimes, saying the US should condemn “hate and evil” in all its forms.

IN ALL ITS FORMS.

IN ALL ITS FORMS.

Immigration…as in Trump says he wants to achieve immigration reform by working with both sides of the aisle. He also thinks the US has been letting in too many “lower-skilled” immigrants. Instead, he’d like to roll out the welcome mat for people who can support themselves financially.

If we don’t have any “lower-skilled” people working in America, who are going to do all the jobs you don’t want to. Maid service? Bus boy? Waitress? Errand person? Cashier? Front desk? You do know that they are coming here BECAUSE THEY CANNOT SUPPORT THEMSELVES FINANCIALLY. To them America is the land of dreams still. Poor souls.

I think Trump would have been better saying the speech that was running all over Facebook yesterday:

President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress later today has been leaked. Here it is: “REMARKS BY PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you for that applause, which was the longest, loudest and most enthusiastic applause any president has ever received from Congress — period. It is probably the most applause that anybody has ever received anywhere.
As you know, I won the largest electoral college victory in history, even though 11 million illegal immigrants in this country voted illegally for my opponent — some of them twice. Even some of the dead people who voted for Hillary now regret their vote and say they should have voted for me. One of them is seated in the gallery tonight with Melania, and more and more people are recognizing him lately. Ladies and gentlemen, please recognize Frederick Douglass.
My fellow Americans, I inherited a mess. I heard this statistic: Ninety percent of Americans were starving. School bathrooms were jammed with transgender students. Ceiling tiles were falling from tunnels and killing people. Almost everybody in Chicago had been murdered. We had been attacked by terrorists 78 times and the media didn’t report it. Each month, millions of jobs were shipped overseas, where American workers were murdered and tortured by ISIS.
But now that we have eliminated all sources of information other than me, we are making America great again. I agreed to pay Boeing only one dollar for the new Air Force One. Lockheed-Martin is paying me $600 million to let them build the F-35. Carrier is now employing millions of people at its plant in Indiana. My cabinet nominees were all confirmed unanimously, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was just offered membership in Mensa.
The FBI, under new director Steve Bannon, has completed its review and determined that the Democratic National Committee was not hacked by Russia but by some guy in his bedroom who weighs 400 pounds. The FBI also said that the disruptions that occurred in American cities the day after my inauguration, followed by actions at airports after my travel ban, were because of frustration with Delta’s reservation system.
Internationally, ISIS has been defeated, Mexico has paid for the wall in advance, China has abolished its currency, and Australia has apologized for treating us so badly. Our military action in Yemen was a huge success. The incident in Sweden is finally under control.
Here at home, crime has stopped, and there are no more drugs. Calm has returned to Bowling Green. Thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheered when I issued my travel ban. We have replaced Obamacare with something much better that costs nothing. Vanity Fair has given the Trump Grill in Trump Tower 5 stars, and a major retailer has been rebranded “Nordstrom by Ivanka Trump.” My support is 98 percent in a Rasmussen poll.
My budget has a huge tax cut and the largest military expansion and infrastructure spending program in history. It also protects Medicare and Social Security, eliminates the federal debt and buys every American a pony. I have eliminated dangerous leaks by abolishing the CIA and saved costs by having Russia maintain our nuclear arsenal. I deregulated the environment and left it to the states to set spelling rules.
The State of the Union is great. If anybody says otherwise, consider the source.

At least the American people would have believed this one. And it skips the part where he uses the widow he created to take credit for a standing ovation. Veterans all across the country are livid. And I really cannot blame them. why-not-invite

Now I can’t tell you for sure Bernie said that. But it still needs to be said! I cannot for the life of me understand why the widow would go to this. Unless it was to see the man responsible for her husband’s death. Maybe slap him around a bit. Or hex him.

Which reminds me…how did that ‘all witches hexing trump’ thing go?? Anyone know?? Can anyone tell if he’s been properly hexed? Isn’t doing that sort of against wicca code? Do what you will but harm none? Isn’t it got to do with karma? How many questions can a person put in a paragraph before it’s annoying?

Probably as bad as reading a book of questions but no answers. Not even a teacher’s edition.

And because the WTF isn’t even going to stop any time soon (I suppose everyone ought to get used to the WTF feeling as I have a sad feeling that this is going to be a permanent state we’ll be in), I bring you day 40 and 41 of What The Fuck Just Happened Today:

Day 41: Tumultuous. 03/01/2017 Updated: 03/01/2017 03:06:13 PM PST

1/ Trump defended his tumultuous presidency and asked Congress to put aside its “trivial fights” to help ordinary Americans in his first speech. Trump reiterated a host of familiar themes from his campaign and called for unity to address a litany of issues that he says are plaguing the country. “The time for small thinking is over,” Trump said. “The time for trivial fights is behind us. We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts. The bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls. And the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action.” (New York Times)

UPDATE:

Sanders tells supporters after Trump’s speech to “continue the fight” and publicly push back against the administration. “Keep showing up. Keep calling Congress and continue the fight. The Republicans are now on the defensive and we’ve got to continue to push them back,” Sanders said. (The Hill)

Trump seeks to parlay post-speech boost into action on contentious agenda. Pence said the reception Trump received gave him “great confidence that the agenda that the president articulated last night is the right agenda for America, it’s resonating with the American people.” (Washington Post)

Trump’s softer tone masks hard road ahead with few details on how he’d turn them into reality. (Bloomberg)

Speech marks a shift in tone. Trump’s pitched his agenda to voters and Congress with language that was much more presidential and traditional in tone, even as he made no major policy changes. (Wall Street Journal)

The 5 main takeaways from Trump’s speech. (New York Times)

6 things we learned from Trump’s address to Congress. (CNN)

Key moments from Trump’s speech: Condeming the recent vandalism of Jewish cemeteries; celebrating his own accomplishments; announcing a “historic tax reform”; repeating the line “radical Islamic terrorism”; outlining what he said would be a “better healthcare system”; and referring to illegal immigration as “American carnage.” (Politico)

Fact checking Trump’s first address to Congress. (New York Times)

The full text of Trump’s speech to Congress. (CNN)

The Democratic response to Trump’s address by Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, annotated by NPR journalists. (NPR)

2/ DeVos backpedals on remarks about historically black colleges due to a fierce backlash after she called historically black colleges and universities “real pioneers” of school choice backlash. In a series of tweets, DeVos acknowledged that the schools were not created simply to give African-American students more choices, but because black students across the country were not allowed into segregated white schools. (New York Times)

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3/ New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list. The decision follows pressure from the Pentagon and State Department, which had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq’s inclusion given its key role in fighting the Islamic State group. (Associated Press)

UPDATE:

Trump called on the Department of Homeland Security to “create an office to serve American victims” of crimes committed by immigrant. The Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) would provide “a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.” He made no explanation as to why the targets of crime perpetrated by immigrants should receive the support of a new federal government agency that apparently excludes the victims of crime committed by U.S. citizens. (CNBC)

  • Trump delays signing new travel ban order. The delay was due to a busy news cycle, and Trump wanted the new execeutive order to get it’s own “moment.” Signing the executive order today, as originally planned, would have undercut the favorable coverage of Trump’s speech. (CNN)
  • Trump seesaws on legal status for undocumented immigrants. (New York Times)

4/ Republican governors divided on Obamacare replacement. States that expanded Medicaid coverage fear they’‘ll be left holding the bag if the federal government doesn’t provide enough money to pay for the entitlement they expanded under the Affordable Care Act. (Washington Post)

  • House Republicans announce only Republicans are allowed to see the new health care plan. Paul Ryan had previous boasted that they were “not hatching some bill in a backroom and plopping it on the American people’s front door.” Oh well… (New York Magazine)

5/ Police chiefs object to Trump’s efforts to involve them in immigrant deportations. A letter from more than 60 law enforcement heads asks to soften push to include police in round-ups, saying it makes their communities less safe. (The Guardian)

6/ Generals may launch new ISIS raids without Trump’s approval. The White House is considering delegating more authority to the Pentagon to greenlight anti-terrorist operations after Trump took heat for a raid in Yemen that killed a SEAL. (The Daily Beast)

7/ Pelosi to Democrats: Treat Trump voters like a friend whose boyfriend is a jerk Pelosi is confident a good portion of Trump’s voters will eventually turn on him – and Democrats just have to wait it out. (CNN)

8/ The State of Trump’s State Department. Anxiety and listless days as a foreign-policy bureaucracy confronts the possibility of radical change. (The Atlantic)

9/ “You People” are doing an amazing job, Trump told HBCU presidents during meeting. Trump repeated the complimentary refrain three times. A White House adviser called the characterization of the meeting false, and said it was “ridiculous spin.” (BuzzFeed News)

10/ White House: Conway acted “without nefarious motive” in Ivanka Trump plug. A letter from the White House to the Office of Government Ethics says a White House lawyer met with Conway to review federal rules prohibiting endorsements by government employees. The letter makes no mention of plans for disciplinary action. (CNN Money)

11/ Rubio asked to leave Tampa office over disruption from weekly protests. The owner of the build notified Rubio on February 1st that they will not be renewing the lease because the rallies have become too disruptive to the other tenants. (Tampa Bay Times)

12/ Sen. Lindsey Graham he wants all presidential candidates to be required by law to release their tax returns, starting in 2020. The proposal would include Donald Trump if the president seeks reelection. (Politico)

13/ Senate approves Trump’s nominee, Ryan Zinke, for the Department of the Interior. The Republican congressman promised to review Obama-era actions limiting oil and gas drilling in Alaska and said he rejected President Donald Trump’s past comment that climate change is a “hoax.” (CNN)

poll/ Trump’s speech was a hit with viewers in two early polls. A CBS News/YouGov poll found 76% of viewers approved of the speech and 82% found it “presidential.” A CNN/ORC poll found 70% felt more optimistic. (Politico)

Day 40: Split. Choice.

02/28/2017 Updated: 02/28/2017 08:20:26 PM PST 1/ Betsy DeVos press release celebrates Jim Crow education system as a pioneer of “school choice”, saying the legal segregation of historically black colleges and universities gave black students “more options.” Trump met with the leaders of a number of HBCUs yesterday. DeVos commemorated the meeting in a press release today. (Slate)

  • DeVos slammed for calling black colleges “pioneers” of school choice. DeVos’ statement painting African Americans’ efforts to create higher education options for themselves in a segregated society as a “choice” earned her criticism from Democratic members of Congress and others. (Talking Points Memo)

2/ House leaders are split on whether a Russian inquiry is needed. The top Republican and Democrat on the Intelligence Committee gave sharply conflicting views of their investigation into Russian efforts to influence the election, raising questions about whether they will be able to work together. Republican Devin Nunes said that there was no evidence anyone from the Trump campaign had communicated with the government in Moscow. Democrat Adam Schiff said that it was too early to rule out the ties, because the panel had not yet been provided with any evidence collected by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. (New York Times)

UPDATE:

FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier to continue his work. While Trump has derided the dossier as “fake news” compiled by his political opponents, the FBI’s arrangement with the spy shows that bureau investigators considered him credible and found his line of inquiry to be worthy of pursuit. (Washington Post)

  • GOP intelligence chairman David Nunes: “There’s no evidence of anything” regarding Russia-Trump campaign contacts. Nunes said the House Intelligence Committee won’t subpoena Trump’s tax returns and decries “McCarthyism” and “witch hunts” based on reports that Americans may have connections to the Russian regime. (Salon)
  • George W. Bush said ‘‘we all need answers’’ on the extent of contact between Trump’s team and the Russian government. He didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation. (Boston Globe)

3/ Trump goes to Congress to make a sale. Trump is under pressure to show that his White House can be effective in delivering on the sweeping changes he has promised by working with allies on Capitol Hill. Trump’s aides are promising an “optimistic” speech designed to rally Americans toward a hopeful future. Trump will address Congress shortly after 9 p.m EST tonight. (CNN)

  • A guide for Trump’s first speech to Congress. Instead of reflecting on the state of the U.S., like a State of the Union address, the first joint session speech is typically used to outline a new president’s goals for his administration. Trump will do exactly that — and try to downplay the chaos that has plagued his first 40 days in office. (Politico)
  • Trump prepares to address a divided audience: The Republican Congress. On health care, tax reform and federal spending, GOP lawmakers hold differences of opinion within their own party that are obstructing passage of ambitious Republican policies, and so far Trump has shown little desire to openly referee those disputes. (Washington Post)

4/ Sessions vows to get tough on crime, saying a recent spike in violence in some cities is “driving this sense that we’re in danger.” He’s pledged to commit more federal energy to fighting crime even though crime rates remain far below their 1970s and 1980s levels. Trump is expected to emphasize that the rise in violence in some cities was not “a one-time blip” but rather “the beginning of a trend” during his address to a joint session of Congress tonight. (New York Times)

  • Sessions tells the Justice Department to ease up on police probes into alleged civil rights abuses by local police departments. The attorney general says it’s undermined police and led to an increase in violent crime in some cities. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Sessions pushes tougher line on marijuana even though a growing number of states are moving to legalize or decriminalize pot. “Most of you probably know I don’t think America is going to be a better place when more people of all ages and particularly young people start smoking pot,” Sessions said. (Politico)

5/ Trump envisions a compromise bill allowing many immigrants to stay in US where those who aren’t serious or violent criminals could stay in the US legally, hold a job and pay taxes, without having to worry about being deported. A path to citizenship for those in the country illegally would not be part of Trump’s vision for this deal, with the possible exception of “Dreamers” – those brought into the US illegally as children. (CNN)

6/ Trump gave himself an A grade for his presidency, but only a C for communicating. how. great. he. has. been. in a “Fox and Friends” interview today. He also blamed Obama for organizing opposition against him, called the House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi “incompetent,” and criticized his own press secretary for how he has handled leaks. He has called “Fox and Friends” one of his favorite shows. (New York Times)

  • Trump gave himself a “C or C+” grade for communicating with the public: Needs improvement. He offered high marks for his accomplishments, but he gave himself a “C” for messaging, conceding that he has not been able to properly explain what he’s done. (Washington Post)

7/ Trump says Obama is helping organize protests against his presidency. Trump has been dismissing the protests against his presidency and demonstrations at congressional town hall meetings across the country as concocted by his political enemies. “I think that President Obama is behind it because his people certainly are behind it,” Trump said. “In terms of him being behind things, that’s politics. It will probably continue.” (Washington Post)

8/ Trump begins E.P.A. rollback with executive order on clean water rules. The order, which will have almost no immediate legal effect and could take longer than a single presidential term to dismantle, directs E.P.A. chief Scott Pruitt to rewrite the 2015 rule known as the Waters of the United States. The rule gives the federal government broad authority to limit pollution in major bodies of water as well as in streams and wetlands that drain into them.

Trump is also expected to sign a similar order instructing Pruitt to begin the process of withdrawing and revising Obama’s 2015 climate-change regulation, aimed at curbing emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants. In his former job as attorney general of Oklahoma, Pruitt led or took part in 14 lawsuits intended to block the E.P.A.’s major regulations, including the clean water and climate rules that he is now charged with dismantling. (New York Times)

  • Trump to direct rollback of Obama-era water rule. Trump will instruct the E.P.A. and Army Corps of Engineers to “review and reconsider” a 2015 rule known as the Waters of the United States rule. The move that could ultimately make it easier for agricultural and development interests to drain wetlands and small streams. (Washington Post)

9/ Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump budget is “dead on arrival.” Trump’s proposing $54 billion in cuts to fund an equivalent boost in defense spending, but lacks key details stoking bipartisan concern. (The Hill)

  • E.P.A. braces for a possibly “devastating” 25% budget cut. There is widespread concern within the E.P.A. that the changes will dramatically alter the function of an agency that was created under Republican President Richard Nixon in 1970, and will weaken the agency to the point where it can only do its most basic functions. (CNN)
  • Trump proposes cutting the State Department budget by 37%. The plan would cut aid given by U.S. Agency for International Development. (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Pentagon budget next year sounds huge at first, but… it comes with a significant cut in foreign aid, including programs that military officials say contribute to global stability and are seen as important in helping avoid future conflicts. (New York Times)
  • Trump says “revved up economy” will pay for budget proposals. The extra $54 billion dollars he has proposed spending on the U.S. military will be offset by a stronger economy as well as cuts in other areas, he said. (Reuters)

10/ Trump urges insurers to work together to “save Americans from Obamacare.” Trump met with major health insurers in the midst of political divisions over how to dismantle and replace Obama’s signature health-care law and intensifying public pressure to preserve the policy. He criticized the Affordable Care Act for creating minimal health coverage requirements that restricted the types of plans insurers could sell. (Washington Post)

  • Schumer predicts health-care law “will not be repealed.” Schumer pointed to widespread disagreement among Republicans about how to go about undoing key parts of the law, as well as intense pressure from constituents urging them not to rush ahead with their effort. (Washington Post)

11/ Trump’s silence on deadly Olathe shooting is disquieting. Nearly a week has passed since two India-born engineers were singled out and shot at an Olathe bar, presumably because they were immigrants, darker in skin tone and possibly viewed by the shooter as unwanted foreigners. (Kansas City Star)

UPDATE:

White House condemns Kansas attack, calling it “racially motivated.” The comments are the most direct the White House has made on the incident. (CNN)

12/ New NSC chief pushed Trump to moderate his language on terrorism, urging him to stop using the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism.” The phrase, however, will be in Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress tonight — even though McMaster reviewed drafts and his staff pressed the president’s speechwriter not to use it. (Politico)

13/ Trump signed off on checking White House staffers’ phones to make certain they weren’t communicating with reporters by text message or through encrypted apps. The decision sent a signal across the administration that Trump is furious at leaks from inside the White House. (CNN)

14/ Trump appears to blame generals for SEAL’s death in Yemen raid. Trump highlighted that the controversial raid in Yemen that left one Navy SEAL dead had been a success, and in the works before he took office. He said “they lost” the SEAL — apparently in reference to the generals who planned the mission. (The Hill)

poll/ Trump is delivering on his campaign promises. 56% of registered voters say that Trump is staying true to his 2016 campaign message. 65% say Trump has accomplished what was expected of him — or more. Overall, half of voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 45% disapprove. (Politico)

Has your brain turned to jelly like the IOA’s must be in order to allow such a deplorable person in the White House? Have you figured out what IOA means? I’m sure I mentioned it before in a past post. Did you expect another question? Ha. I’ve got to stop that.

Until next time, it’s quite healthy to have a hobby you enjoy. So if you haven’t found one yet, you might want to take some time to find one. Even if it’s small and online or you can only give a few minutes a day to it. We are all going to need something to get us through these next few moments.

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Too damn much.

Between Oscars, and what the fuck ever is going on in the White House there has been no lack of material for our comedians everywhere. Or those who aren’t comedians. Or who have had only two cups of coffee this morning. Which it isn’t even morning any more. I did make a meme this morning cause I read the Daily Skimm this morning and it just hit me.

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ON EDGE

 

THE STORY

Yesterday, Jewish community centers and schools in several states received more bomb threats.

WHAT’S GOING ON?

This is the fifth time this year that multiple JCCs have been targeted with these kinds of threats. Authorities have not found any actual bombs. It comes a few days after dozens of headstones were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, PA. A similar incident happened at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri earlier this month. Meanwhile, last week, a gunman opened fire on two Indian men at a Kansas bar. One of the men died. The gunman left the scene and later showed up at a Missouri restaurant, where he reportedly told the bartender that he’d shot “two Iranian people.”

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Last week, President Trump said these threats show that there’s more work to do to “root out hate.” Yesterday, Press Sec. Sean Spicer said Trump “continues to condemn” anti-Semitism. Jewish leaders say they want to see “swift and concerted action” from law enforcement and the White House. The FBI and the Justice Dept’s Civil Rights Division are looking into the threats.

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These latest incidents follow a spike in hate crimes over the past year. While officials sort out the motives, many religious and immigrant communities are on edge.

This is the America that Mr. Trump has created. Yes, this has always been a problem in the country, but not to this extent. Trump, who has said that we need to ‘root out hate’ and these are only proof of the work the country still has yet to do doesn’t seem to realize that the recent happenings are HIS fault. And the ONLY reason he said anything at all is because he was “pressured” by celebrities and other high profile people to break his silence. Hey asshat, it shouldn’t have taken ANYONE to pressure your orange fake ass to stand up and say anything. President Obama never had to be pressured or pushed to say anything about any tragedy that happened during his Presidency.

The hate that we must root out is sitting in the Oval Office pretending he knows what is best for this country. To ‘make it great again’. I guess he is getting that part, except that America wasn’t great for everyone in the past. Like Jews and Muslims. African Americans and Women of all ages/races.

Now we’re being told that Mr. Trump thinks ACA is so complicated and apparently no one knew. President Trump also bizarrely lamented about how he wasn’t able to play political games with the ACA, saying he told Republicans that even though it wouldn’t be fair to the American people, they should ideally do nothing in order to win more votes in future elections.

“I say to the Republicans, ‘if you really want to do politically something good, don’t do anything. Sit back for a period of two years, because ’17 is going to be a disaster, a disaster for Obamacare if we don’t do something,” Trump said. “Let [Obamacare] be a disaster. We can blame that on the Dems in the room and we can blame that on Democrats and President Obama.”

“If we do the most meinie, minute thing, a tiny little change, what’s gonna happen? They’re gonna say, ‘it’s the Republicans’ problem. That’s the way it is,” he added.

There’s a video of him saying this. That I am sure all of his supporters are going to exclaim is fake. Just like any news source that makes Trump look stupid or foolish or anything less that stellar. Sorry IoA, he’s everything less than stellar.

This morning, Trump argued that the January raid he authorized that resulted in the death of Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, more than two dozen civilians, and the loss of a $70 million aircraft was the fault of former President Barack Obama. I’m sorry, WHAT?

“Well, this was a mission that was started before I got here,” Trump argued. “This was something that was, you know, they wanted to do. They came to see me, they explained what they wanted to do — the generals, who are very respected, my generals are the most respected that we’ve had in many decades, I believe.”

“And they lost Ryan, and I was at the airport when the casket came in, the body came in, and it was a very sad — with his family and it’s a great family, incredible wife and children, I met most of the family, and I can understand people saying that,” he added. “What’s worse? There’s nothing worse. But again this was something that they were looking at for a long time, and according to General [James] Mattis, it was a very successful mission, they got tremendous amounts of information.”

While Trump is half-right in that plans for the raid began during the waning days of the Obama administration, although President Obama never signed off on any boots-on-the-ground mission in Yemen during his presidency. Retired Admiral James Stavridis told NBC that Trump’s decision to authorize the raid, which he did over the dinner table, was likely due to a need for his new administration to flex its muscles.

But wait. Didn’t White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted the mission “gathered an unbelievable amount of intelligence that will prevent the potential deaths or attacks on American soil” and that the raid was “successful in helping prevent a future attack or attacks on this nation,”? But senior Pentagon officials confided to NBC News that no useful intelligence was gained as a result of the raid. NBC reported that the only intelligence the military acknowledged was gained from the raid was an old bomb-making video that no longer served any purpose for counterterrorism operations.

And if that isn’t bad enough….

His Attorney General is saying that “…current levels of THC in marijuana are very high compared to what they were a few years ago,” Sessions said. “Experts are telling me there’s more violence around marijuana than one would think and there’s big money involved.”

What experts is he talking to? The ones in his head? In 2014, researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas concluded that there is no link between marijuana use and an increase in crime rates. He promised a no-holds-barred war with states that have legal marijuana laws during a Monday evening press gaggle at the DOJ building in Washington, citing those same experts he talked to. A WAR WITH OUR OWN STATES.

WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK?

“States they can pass the laws they choose,” Sessions told reporters. “I would just say it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.”

Recreational cannabis use has proven to be an economic boon for states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon, which have all legalized the sale of cannabis through ballot initiatives in the last five years. All three of those states are ranked among the top 10 best state economies in the country, according to Wallethub. In Colorado alone, the state’s pot shops sold over $1 billion worth of recreational cannabis in 2016, amounting to more than $150 million in tax revenue.

I really think it’s that last thing that is rubbing these guys the wrong way. Who knew legalizing pot would bring in so much money? Um. Apparently everyone in those three states or enough people that they voted yes to legalizing it.

So damn tired of this administration I am actually wishing George W. Bush would come back.

And if you hear trump saying Believe me, do the opposite.

 

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Childish of course. But it’s amazing how well a childish act like this is therapeutic. You can call it hate speak but what his followers have done is much worse. May not make it right, but I rather people do this then attack actual people physically. Also trump needs to man up. He’ll be skipping the 2017 White Hour Correspondents’ Dinner because he can’t deal with a little roasting. Remember how he acted the last time he was roasted.

 

 

Until next time, don’t let hate rule. At home, at work in your community. Trump created this hate and we must not allow it to take over. Stand up to the haters, show them that their hate is not welcomed in OUR America and they are not going to spread it nor are we going to tolerate it.

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