One Year After the Biggest Crowd Ever Seen— A Limerick

Ah yes, I remember it well

Tis been almost a year- since we fell

From our perch of respect

The world can reflect

”Twas the biggest crowd ere”… in Hell

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The next day we could clearly see

A sea of pink hats, representing “pussies”

That crowd, you’ll allow…

Shall we talk size now?

They’ll serve better than the GOP

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Women from every seashore

Run for Congress to even the score

This is truly the end

Of rooms filled with men

Cutting women’s health care. Nevermore

(period)

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/blink/”>Blink</a&gt;

So Much Politics

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved.” ~Benjamin Franklin

I have started several posts over the past few days, and none have inspired me to hit publish.

Not among them—

* Trump and a porn star have sex. (How many porn stars?) I couldn’t care less, and I’m not in the least surprised; he’s a pig. He’s never been faithful to a wife, and I’d be worried about std’s if I were #3.

I wish the sexual assault allegations against Trump held the public’s interest like this does.

* Also not on the list inspiring me to write is news that Fatty McTrumpster’s doctor lied about his weight and, if the doctor lied about that, the entire physical was an elaborate performance… but at least it was a comedy.

These three guys are the same height and claim to be the same weight… on earth, with gravity. Muscle is heavier than fat, still, someone is lying. Can you guess which?

* I was going to write on various opinions I’ve read regarding Steve Bannon’s testimony with the House Judiciary Committee. Everyone has a theory about this.

If I could pick one that I’d most like to be true, I choose— Bannon is part of a plan that has been set up by Mueller, and Trump fell into it bigly by sending word to Bannon not to answer questions. More obstruction of justice to add to the rest.

I also like the idea that— Bannon cited executive privilege as his reason for refusing to answering questions, but he was referring to Mueller who also falls under “executive privilege.” I have no idea if that’s true, but I like it.

It follows the idea that— Bannon’s refusal to answer was a way to keep Mueller’s investigation private from Nunes and other Trump/Russia participants who are on the “committee.”

But this story has been written by better and more qualified people than I, so I let it go.

* What I did begin was a post about Donald Trump’s claim that he isn’t a racist. The denial and deaf ears of Republicans who were in the room, but will not admit they heard Trump call Haiti and Africa “shit-hole countries.”

Then yesterday—

Trump administration bars Haitians from U.S. visas for low-skilled work…”

Only Haitians were removed from the list of about 80 countries to whom H2A and H2B visas are regularly granted.

I didn’t finish writing about this, because what can you add to that? My last post mentioned Trump’s descendants came to this country unskilled.

An artist projected a message on Trump Hotel DC.

* Then finally, along with everyone else, I started working on a post about Trump’s assault on the free press.

I was inspired, as was everyone else, by his “Fake News Awards.”

What kind of a president does something so insulting to the free world, and to the press.

I was going to compare Trump to Roman Emperor Nero, Frances Maximilien Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin.

I was going to add that the Committee to Protect Journalists released a list of the world’s worst oppressors of free press, and guess who topped the list— Donald Trump was followed by Vladimir Putin, Tayyip Erdoğan, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

I had been writing about this, but then I saw Republican Senator Flake speech. He covered it all. It was an excellent speech, given by a man who votes with Trump 90% of the time, but a good speech. Words.

I only would have added that this is not only Donald Trump attacking the free press. This is a conspiracy to undermine the truth. Trump has wealthy friends who want to keep him in office. They dictated much of the tax plan, and want to reap the benefits, and without the press Trump would stand a better chance at re-election. Like Trump and “fox and friends” said, 90% of Trump news is bad.

Trump’s friend Rupert Murdoch, owns Fox, and recently acquired the Wall Street Journal. According to Reuters, Murdoch has been in contact with AT&T, the owners of Time Warner/CNN. Murdoch wants to buy CNN- but AT&T is not interested in selling.

Now Trump’s Justice Department has recommended AT&T sell either its DirecTV unit or Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting unit – which includes CNN – if they want antitrust approval. A little strong arming is under way.

Nazis controlled half the newspapers published in Germany by 1944.

“If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the slaughter.”

~George Washington

Only 90% negative is too kind for Trump.

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Here’s a Story… of Immigration

As horrifying as it is, by reading the following article in “The Guardian,” I have gained some insight into the mind of Donald Trump.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2016/nov/21/donald-trumps-grandfather-fought-expulsion-from-germany-letter-reveals-video-report

The article tells a story of Donald Trump’s grandfather, as uncovered by Roland Paul, a German historian from Rhineland-Palatinate.

Frederick Trump, who was born in that region, was the son of a local winegrower. In 1885 at the age of 16, in order to escape poverty and lured by news of the gold rush, Frederick Trump came to the America to make his fortune.

In doing so he not only failed to give German authorities notice of his departure, but he avoided mandatory military service.

When have rules or legalities ever deterred a Trump from a money making scheme? Not then and not now, would be the correct answer.

Once in America Frederick Trump did make his fortune, by running a brothel for gold miners in Alaska, who regularly paid him in gold. He exploited women for monetary gain. 🤔

A newly wealthy Frederick Trump returned to Bavaria to marry, but was not allowed to re-emigrate because of his avoidance of mandatory military duty.

“American citizen and pensioner Friedrich Trump” is ordered to leave the area “at the very latest on 1 May … or else expect to be deported.”

Ordered out of Germany he returned to the US with his wife who was already pregnant with little Fred. Little Fred lived the American dream, growing up to be a Member of the KKK and a renown slumlord of Queens, New York.

Little Fred Trump would eventually marry a Scottish immigrant, who worked as a maid, and he would father the 5x draft deferring son who would grow up to be a misogynistic racist, and 45th Vice President of Russia… I mean with the help of Russian president Vladimir Putin, he would become 45th president of the United States.

If historian Roland Paul is correct, this is significant. Donald Trump’s grandfather, a pimp and draft dodger, was allowed to immigrate to America.

Had it been today, with Donald Trump’s desired “merit based immigration policy,” America would have been spared the crimes and degradation brought on by the man, his son and the grandson.

Trump’s grandfather, his grandmother, and his own mother, who immigrated from Scotland without skills, would never have been allowed in.

Perhaps there is something we can do retroactively.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/study/”>Study</a&gt;

What Have We Stepped In?

I feel like I have been working hard for years, saving my spare pennies for a long time, and I finally decided to treat myself to that pair shoes I’ve always wanted, quality shoes, classy and smart. In these shoes I stand taller and walk with a spring in my step. It’s like a dream, and I am walking on a cloud.

Then I step in something.

My shoes are ruined. I shrivel into my former self. It’s like I’m looking in the mirror on the morning after a long hard night of partying, at a party I did not want to attend.

I’m metaphorically hung over. The shoes in this story are America, and the “party” is Donald Trump.

We spent years getting to the point we were at when this party started. We looked our best. We were informed, progressive, open minded. Equality for women and minorities was improving… if slowly. Our priorities were fixing healthcare, education, the environment, and helping people who were outside of our own demographic. We could string words together to form coherent sentences, above a third grade comprehension level.

Then we found ourselves at this party. How fragile what we had was, and how many people rejoice in our demise.

Key phrases in this weeks news headlines—

Shit-hole countries: We heard an account, by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, of what goes on behind closed doors at the White House.

In a nutshell, Trump makes unconscionable racist slurs denigrating entire nations, while GOP members don’t recall any of it, and the KKK celebrates the reaffirmation that Donald Trump shares their values. “Cultural Insensitivity” is the forgiving slant given to this racism.

Pretty Korean Lady: We hear the re-telling of Trump interrupting an intel- briefing to ask a woman where she is from. She said “New York.” He asked: “No really, where are you from?” She responded again: “I’m from Manhattan, just like you.” He did not accept her answer, asking again: “Where are your people from?” She said: “My parents came from Korea.” Trump turned to someone next to him and asked why the “pretty Korean lady” isn’t negotiating with North Korea on their behalf. The woman is a career intelligence analyst specializing in hostage policy.

Stormy Davis: We learned Donald Trump paid an adult film star $130,000 in exchange for her signature on a non-disclosure agreement to keep quiet about a sexual encounter they had, which occurred six months after Melania (wife #3) had given birth to their child.

We learned Trump similarly paid off numerous women and, regardless of these depravities, Trump maintains 80% approval by Evangelical Christians. (Atheism anyone?)

Fancy Bear: We learn Russian hackers from the group known as “Fancy Bear” are currently targeting the upcoming U.S. Senate race with an espionage campaign, according to cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

This is just some of what we stepped in this week. It disgusts me.

“My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80209096?s=i&trkid=13752289

Then I watched David Letterman interview Barack Obama on Netflix, and the feeling of disgust morphed into a profound sadness at the realization of how far we have fallen.

We need a sturdy pair of climbing shoes.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/static/”>Static</a&gt;

Walmart, By the Numbers

Trump and his spawn, and those members of the GOP who pushed hard on the tax-scam are using recent Walmart news as an example of how their corporate tax cut is working for the American people.

This week Walmart announced plans to gift employees a bonus, the average amount being $190 to each of their 1.4m US employees. After federal taxes that comes to $142.50 for each employee.

This bonus will cost Walmart a total of $266m.

Walmart had revenue of $480 billion in 2016 according to Fortune Global 500.

Walmart corporation also owns Sam’s Club. At the same time Walmart was announcing a one time bonus of $142.50 for their underpaid employees, 11,025 Sam’s Club employees showed up for work to find the doors closed and locked.

11,025 employees spread across the country in cities like— Houston, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Dayton, Mt Olive NJ, Syracuse, Rochester, Holland MI,, San Antonio, West Allis, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Jamestown, City of Industry CA, Manchester CT, Tampa, Lithonia GA, Batavia IL, Matteson IL, Naperville IL, Owing Mill Md, Goshen IN, Baton Rouge LA, Romeoville IL, Streamwood IL, Wheeling IL, Budd Lake NJ, Cincinnati, Loveland OH, Memphis, Renton WA, and Seattle—

were laid off without notice.

11,025 full-time employees lost jobs that paid them an average of $11/ hour this = $252m in annual wages

$266m, a 1X bonus for some Walmart employees

-$252m, a permanent loss in wages for Walmart’s/Sam’s Club employees

The layoffs more than offset the bonuses.

The Trumps are very happy to announce the bonuses and take credit.

The fact that Walmart’s Sam’s Club simultaneously announced massive LAYOFFS for 11,025 employees— fired without notice isn’t worth mentioning.

These are 11,025 people the Trump family can not relate to, enduring problems the Trumps will never understand, or even acknowledge.

McConnell, the GOP, Donald Trump, Trump Junior, and Ivanka Champaign Popsicle, pick and choose the part of the story that suits their narrative, to evoke the desired response, big picture be damned.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/evoke/”>Evoke</a&gt;

The GOP, Ex-Con Family Values

In 299 days, if we manage to have a fair election, free from Russian hacking and GOP gerrymandering, where there was red there will be a sea of blue.

More women are running for Congress than ever before in history, 353 this year. Won’t it be refreshing to see women debating women’s healthcare, rather than a room filled with white men like John Shimkus, Illinois Republican Member of the House of Representatives, who in March suggested Republicans were unhappy with ACA was because men must pay for health care plans that cover maternity services.

It might be fun to hear women debating the merits of Viagra, and why it should be covered by insurance when birth control and prenatal care should not?

The GOP purports it is the party of family values. I beg to differ. Where Democrats have women, the GOP has convicts.

This party of family values first backed Roy Moore, a Russian speaking pedophile, accused by many women of perpetrating sexual misconduct against them when they were in their early teens. His behavior was well known enough for him to have been banned from his local mall and YMCA.

Donald Trump explained why he continued to throw his support behind the perv who wanted to take the Senate seat vacated by Keebler Elf Jeff Sessions— “He said he didn’t do it, and he said he didn’t do it.”

Moore lost, poorly on December 12, 2017. The self proclaimed evangelical Christian was waiting for god to change the results. He never conceded, and he’s still fighting the loss. How could he possibly have lost when Russia was throwing their best propaganda and hacking behind him in order to secure his win?

Coincidentally, or not, one of Moore’s accuser’s home was burned to the ground last week, and arson is suspected.

United States District Judge Susan R. Bolton found 85 year old former Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, guilty of criminal contempt of court, punishable by up to six months in jail. Donald Trump doesn’t see a problem with contempt of court, and as such pardoned him.

Arpaio has recently announced he will run for Senate in Arizona. His platform, it seems, is racism.

“I’m going to tell you again that that document is a forgery document, and nobody will touch it.” ~ Arpaio

He is perpetuating Trump’s long standing false claims that former President Obama’s birth certificate was a “forgery,” and this is what he will focus on if elected… for real.

Don Blankenship is running for Senate in West Virginia as a Republican, after serving a one-year sentence in prison for conspiracy to evade mine safety laws that led to the deaths of 29 miners.

This guy can’t hold his own umbrella.. he could if he wanted to, but only Democrats hold their own umbrellas. Who is he? Former House of Representatives member Michael Grimm, who after pleading guilty to FELONY tax evasion in 2014, wants his job with the GOP back.

Who is old enough to remember Oliver North? National Security Council staffer under President Ronald Reagan was convicted of three felonies, and sentenced in 1989 after congressional testimony during which he admitted to selling arms to Iran and illegally funding the right-wing Contras militias in Nicaragua. He is running for a place in the GOP Congress.

In addition to GOP’s lack of family values, I would also attest that they have no allegiance to the United States. They are the party of traitors. This is proven daily.

At every turn, they obstruct Special Council Robert Mueller’s investigation into the confirmed Russian interference in the presidential election of 2016. Most recently they did so with attempts to discredit the FBI itself, as well as witnesses. Christopher Steele, who compiled the Trump/Russia dossier, has been the latest victim.

The GOP, many of who have financial ties to Russian investors, who have ties to Putin, continue to conspire against the United States alongside Russia.

Word is out that Mueller is about ready to question Donald Trump. Donald Trump, who claims there was no collusion, and has never condemned Russia for interfering in the election, doesn’t want to talk to Mueller.

Trump would like Mueller to present his questions to him in advance, in written form. Trump’s attorney would then write the answers for him, and he would grasp a giant crayon with his short, soft, fat, greasy fingers, and sign his name at the bottom in his best cursive.

The GOP has shown us their cards—and they’re all Jokers.

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