Trumperican Vortex

Sometimes it’s hard to see Russia through the fog of disjointed stories in the news today. but all the stories share a subtext of Vladimir Putin and Donald J Trump.

I like to start with the bottom line for those who don’t care to read my detailed opinions, so here it is— Donald Trump is trying to distract us with a fabricated border crisis. (That’s it.)

Furthering his efforts to distract, has the added bonus of creating chaos in the U.S., making Vladimir Putin a very satisfied customer. Putin’s primary goal, to destroy the U.S. from the inside, is underway. It has been since long before Trump’s inauguration.

Consider the fact that as a result of Trump’s government shutdown, security personnel at our nation’s airports have gone unpaid, resulting in a record number of sick calls. Who can afford a tank of gas to get to their volunteer jobs when they can’t afford to pay rent or feed their children? Call in’s are so high that Miami International Airport has shut down an entire concourse, because they lack security checkpoint staffing.

Who sees logic in this? Trump says there is a security crisis at the border, (there isn’t), so he responds by creating a security crisis at our nation’s airports.

The coast guard too, they have been told to try babysitting, dog walking, ‘secret shopping’, etc, to put food on their tables.

Trump also dismissively suggested these people “ask their fathers for money.” 🤔

Air traffic controllers are also working for free. Who feels comforted knowing distraught and distracted people are directing air traffic?

Food inspection has halted… so, good luck eating anything that did not come out of a can.

These government workers, like most Americans, need their paychecks to survive. They can’t cover their basic needs, like food, shelter, and healthcare… but they’re expected to continue volunteering their time indefinitely while GOP politicians enable this chaos.

Is Secret Service still being paid to protect Trump? The White House has not paid it’s utility bills. I wish they’d shut the water off.

Right now, Donald Trump holds the record for the longest government shut down in U.S. history. He has someone to thank.

News reports this week said Congress passed two bills to reopen the government. That’s great, let’s do it! Oh…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign both bills, claiming that ending the shutdown is out of his control… does he need a pen?

Who is in control if not our “elected” officials?

Mitch McConnell has been obstructing democracy for 33 years. He is the 11th richest man in Kentucky, the 5th poorest state in the country. I hate this evil man turtle.

In contrast, I love Senator Maizie Hirono of Hawaii. She calls it like she sees it, and she called out Senate Majority Leader’s lie

“It’s not in my power to end the government shutdown.”

“He is choosing to forget congress has veto power. He has exercised his power to lower taxes for the rich, to force a vote to end ACA, and to end Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the SCOTUS.” ~ Senator Maizie Hirono

https://twitter.com/maziehirono/status/1083549374628745218?s=12

This man who thinks only those of his ilk deserve basic human necessities, like healthcare, has enjoyed a lifetime of healthcare paid for by the very same tax payers he is harming.

The middle class have been shouldering the weight of this country forever, but never more than when Republicans are in control of our government.

What else…

The Senate adjourned early on Friday, before 2 pm… off until Monday.

800,000 federal workers are going unpaid, leaving the U.S. broken and less secure, Mitch calls it a week and locks up early.

I have heard it said that our forefathers planned for Trump. Safeguards in our constitution, like the 3 branches of government, should have protected us from a tyrant, and occupation by a hostile foreign enemy. But did our forefathers anticipate Mitch McConnell?

I think they did: Under Article I, Section 5, clause 2, of the Constitution, a Member of Congress may be removed from office before the normal expiration of his or her constitutional term by an “expulsion” upon a formal 2/3 vote- (in the Senate, for McConnell).

Oh, look👆🏼there is Elaine Lan Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation, she’s Mitch McConnell’s wife. Isn’t it ironic?

We don’t have to wait for the GOP Majority in the senate to do the right thing either. Removal is not requisite to indict. 12 U.S. Senators have been indicted while in office. Mitch should be #13. (Robert Mueller knows this.)

An alarming story this morning tells of Russian Oligarch, Artem Klyushin. He is tweeting, what sounds like a threat, against Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

We are under occupation by the Russian Government, and Putin wants absolute control of all 3 branches of the U.S. government. With Gorsuch and Kavanaugh they’ve pretty much wrapped up the Supreme Court. They want another seat to solidify their control.

I hope SCOTUS Ginsburg has adequate security.

Trump is the real crisis in our government. His agenda has been to distract us from several undertakings, but a big one is what his Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, is doing. He is lifting sanctions off another Russian Oligarch, Oleg V Deripaska’s enterprises. It takes some gargantuan balls to continue attempts to lift Russian sanctions while under investigation for conspiring with Russia, against the U.S., in exchange for favors… like lifting sanctions.

You might remember Paul Manafort said Oleg V Deripaska paid him $10 million a year to advance Putin’s interests with Western governments.

Remember Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer Don Jr, Kushner, and campaign manager Manafort met with to discuss “adoptions” (lifting sanctions) in exchange for dirt on Hillary? Veselnitskaya, who is now presumed to be in Russia, has just been charged in a separate case showing more ties to the Kremlin.

February 7 is a day to mark on your calendars. Trump’s former “fixer”, attorney Michael Cohen who turned in a plea deal will finally testify before Congress. He taped every conversation he ever had, with everyone, for years. Lordy, there are tapes.

Mueller’s expected to wrap up his investigation in this next month. That speculation comes with the announcement by Rod Rosenstein that he will step down by March.

It is no coincide that Trump has retained a team of 17 new lawyers. They must not have read the memo that Trump doesn’t pay people.

This bad spy thriller is nearing it’s end. We knew Trump would get crazier as the walls closed in. That is exactly what’s happening.

Donald Trump is trying to distract us with a fabricated border crisis. Don’t be distracted.

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Trump, More of the Same

Trump knows one sure way to strike fear in the hearts of gullible Americans. Individual 1, xenophobe extraordinaire, typically holds rallies to maintain his fan base, but yesterday held a televised “address” during which he detailed certain crimes with surprising accuracy.

He was quite knowledgeable with regards to these crimes, especially considering he is a man who didn’t know Puerto Rico was a U.S. property, or that ID’s are not required to purchase cereal, or that Frederick Douglas is not currently among the living but likely fully decomposed having met his maker in the 19th century.

How does the moron know so much about criminal enterprises? He has first hand experience.

This is gaslighting by way of accusing others of his own sins.

Last night’s address was another exercise in fear mongering with the purpose of swaying public opinion. He desperately needs public opinion on his side because he is about to face charges for his lifetime of crime.

He claimed, in his own monosyllabic verbiage, immigrants are coming over the border to rape, pillage and plunder YOU. They’ll take YOUR job too… and lower YOUR wages.

Trump himself has been accused of rape, he’s pillaged government funds, he’s plundered regulations that safeguarded against pillaging by banks, energy companies, etc., he is accused of treason, tax fraud, misuse of election and charitable funds, racketeering, etc…

As far as immigrants taking your jobs, Trump knows all about that because he is an abuser of the H2B Visa program. (I’ve said this before.) He uses it to bring in foreign workers to staff his resorts and properties at extremely low wages.

“The H-2B program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs. A U.S. employer, or U.S. agent as described in the regulations, must file Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, on a prospective worker’s behalf.” ~ US Citizens and Immigration Services

By virtue of the government’s definition of the plan, the H2B Visa takes jobs from Americans. Trump increased the annual limit on this type of visa, for his own purposes, because he doesn’t want to pay Americans minimum wage.

In order to qualify for the program he is required to advertise his job openings prior to requesting visas, which he does. He has over a thousand applicants for job opening positions such as chef, bartenders servers, maids, landscapers, etc, but in 2017 he hired 1 American and 143 non-Americans using H2B Visas. Those are the numbers for only 3 of his properties. He says no Americans want those low wage jobs.

Meanwhile Trump has taken government workers hostage, withholding their pay, proving himself again to be a selfish and petty man.

Last night he feigned compassion, not for the government workers he’s jilting, but for the southern border. Perhaps in doing so he hopes win over a new group of supporters.

He said there is an “urgent, horrifying humanitarian crisis at the border.”

This is true; he’s causing it.

“You don’t even want to know what’s going on down there.”

Yes we do, tell us. I can name a few things off the top of my head:

  • In the last two years 22 immigrants have died while in ICE detention,
  • 2 migrant children died in custody in recent weeks.
  • 15,000 children are still being held in Trump’s detention centers.

Trump and Secretary Sanders have been tossing around the number 4000. That’s how many terrorists they claim attempted to cross the southern border into the U.S. last year. The real number is 6. (Meh, 4000, 6, so they were rounding up.) Of those six, how many triggered a stop due to nothing more than a name matching someone on the watch list? 6 on our southern border, but wait, what’s this? 41 have crossed via our Canadian border. Why no talk of a wall there? Make Canada pay for it! (sarcasm)

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen won’t commit to a number. She claims it’s is “extremely sensitive”.

Nielsen calls the southern border a “security crisis.” This is false.

Trump wants to declare a national emergency, exercise imminent domain to seize private homes along the border, for a fabricated crisis.

We are watching a cornered lifetime criminal grasp for anything that will distract and possibly change the tide of public opinion.

Put this in perspective: For two years Republicans ran both houses of Congress. Trump could have had his wall approved by his GOP partners in crime if it was that important to him. It was not important to him. He is distracting us, and the press, again.

Keep your eyes on Russia, money laundering, tax evasion, ricco. Trump is cornered.

Incidentally, Mitch McConnell’s could end the shut down, he chooses not to. Congress has the power to override the president. The requisite numbers are 290 in the House and 67 in the Senate.

I would like close this post with a Trump quote that has puzzled me since he uttered it on Sunday. It was with regards to his threats to declare a national emergency which would allow him to do anything without the policing of congress. He said:

“We are looking at it very strongly, we’re looking at a national emergency, because we have a national emergency.”~ Donald J Trump

(But what about the national emergency?) My question regarding the statement: How does one “look very strongly?” Would a furrowed brow while grunting qualify?

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