Timmy’s Parents Don’t Always Vote

Daily life goes on for many Americans but, like thick fog in contact with torrid air, the idea of America is dissipating.

Americans live life at an accelerated pace, with no time to really experience anything they’re doing. They work too many hours without taking much vacation time. They over schedule their children, which by the way, they will eventually regret, wondering why they put themselves and their children through it. I regret it.

Because they’re so busy, a vast majority of Americans are unaware their country is unravelling.

With their lives passing them by at mach speed, politics is a subject few can be bothered with. I assume this is the case, because only half the population could be bothered to vote in the 2016 election… half.

Americans are so busy, many are unaware of the amount of political news reported daily, and they certainly don’t have time to decipher how any of it will affect their futures, because… you know, life.

Timmy’s baseball team just made it to the playoffs. Timmy’s parents didn’t plan for the extra games, and now they’ll have to rush to his orthodontist appointment to replace his broken retainer; his teeth are shifting back already.

The power is out in the detached garage, and the family sedan is trapped inside. No one can find the key for the side door to get into the garage, which would allow them to open the overhead door manually so they can get Timmy to his playoff game and orthodontist appointment. Don’t mention Timmy’s birthday, because his mom is having a hard time getting that day off work.

Timmy is one of three children. Timmy’s family is busy.

Timmy’s parents don’t always vote.

In normal times one might say: If you don’t know anything about the candidates it might be better to leave the voting to those who have taken the time to research them.

These are not normal times.

This is your wake up call.

Remember Deutsche Bank? Deutsche Bank May sound familiar because it was fined $630 million for a $10 billion Russian-Money Laundering scheme in 2017, and has loaned Donald Trump over $2.5 billion since 1998. Well, it’s a small world.

https://www.ft.com/content/8c6d9dca-882c-11e7-bf50-e1c239b45787

Justin Kennedy was Trump’s “most trusted” private banker at Deutsche Bank.

Justin’s dad, 80 year old Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, has just announced his retirement.

The timing of this announcement is a gift to Donald Trump, or maybe it was planned. In any event, by giving Trump an opportunity to install another Supreme Court Justice, Kennedy is handing over a swing vote to Trump.

This matters for many reasons: reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, Trump’s Muslim ban, his cruelty to migrant families, his attack against labor unions… just a few matters at hand that could very well be at risk with another conservative judge.

Trump has announced his plan to delegate the position on July 9. He is in a rush because, come November, if Democrats take back the majority in Congress, it is unlikely he’ll get the necessary votes to install his choice. Democrats regaining the majority is a possibility because, since Trump took office, and regardless of Russian efforts, Democrats have flipped 39 seats in Congress, while the GOP has flipped only 4.

There are some valid reasons Trump should not be allowed to choose the next judge just yet.

“One of my proudest moments was when I looked Obama in the eye and said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.'” – Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell blocked Barack Obama’s appointment in February of 2016. His argument was: there was an election scheduled 9 months later.

There is an election 5 months away, Mitch, will the same rules apply to Trump? I doubt it, because the GOP never plays fair.

Donald Trump, was given that Supreme Court pick that Mitch McConnell was so proud to steal from Barack Obama. He chose Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has proven his loyalty. He was the tie breaking vote in the Trump travel ban case.

The executive branch of government was meant to have checks and balances.

Donald Trump’s power should be kept in check by congress, but congress has abdicated its constitutional duty. Trump controls the Republican Party, the Republican Party holds the majority in the House and Senate.

The primary function of this Congress seems to be protecting Trump from any investigation into his collaborative efforts, with Russia, to steal the presidential election.

Consider another reason to block Trump’s hasty appointment: Donald Trump is the subject of two ongoing criminal investigations. Whether he is proven to have won the election legitimately or not, if he is found to have obstructed the investigation he is a subject of, his fate could end up in the hands of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court could protect him from indictment, just like the GOP majority Congress does. They could give him the power to pardon himself and others found guilty in the case.

Trump is now poised to take control of the Supreme Court with that gifted swing vote. Trump will have absolute power.

America is on the verge of fascism.

Here’s a fun fact:

Only 27% of Americans are Republicans.

Republicans, the party of the rich white man and the angry MAGA hat donning crowd, are the minority.

How is it this minority, hell bent on returning us to the days of the KKK, wire hanger abortions, closeted LBGTQ, WWII crimes against humanity, trickle down economics, and the preexisting condition clause in health insurance, has taken over two of the three branches of government, and are poised to take the third? With only 27% of the population behind them how did we come to this?

One way is gerrymandering, the manipulation of district borders in a way to give their party an unfair advantage.

Another explanation for America’s current state of affairs: with hopes of tax cuts and lax laws that would allow them to offshore their assets in order to avoid paying taxes altogether, money hoarding wealthy men who fund the GOP, with the help of Russia, purchased targeted advertising on social media.

The spread of propaganda wasn’t limited to social media. Fox News has, in essentials, become a tool for Trump, a fake news channel, a platform for propaganda, Donald Trump’s State T.V.

Those same Russians also tampered with voter registrations, disenfranchising an untold number of voters. 21 states were told of attempted security breaches, and it has been confirmed 7 states were breached.

There is bad news for the upcoming elections in 2018 and 2020. Russians are continuing their efforts of hacking into our voting systems and they are continuing their disinformation campaigns. In California’s June primary 118,522 voters arrived at their polling stations to vote, only to be told their names were not listed, due to a “printing error.”

This is not a boat accident.

Those aren’t the only reason the minority has taken control of our country and is leading us down a very dark path… no, I’m not talking about “her emails.”

While Americans have been busy with work, children, hot water heaters, and mortgages, decisions and social services that were theirs have gradually been taken from them by their government. Trump is in office because he cheated, with the help of Russians, gerrymandering, and Comey’s bad timing.

But the main reason America is in this existential crisis is…

Timmy’s parents are selfish assholes. They didn’t take the time to vote.

Don’t be Timmy’s parents.

Where Are the Migrant Girls?

Who would have thought back on November 9, 2016, the day Donald J Trump and Russia grifted into the White House, that this was where we were headed?

A lot of us.

Many of us understood, even then, that although our government is set up in a way to deter this kind of demagoguery, there is enough corruption in government that it is possible to override every safeguard.

The truth is, Donald J Trump got where he is by appealing to prejudice and greed, not by the rational thought of Americans. Granted, some Americans were manipulated, by the efforts of Trump’s campaign officials and the Kremlin, in their use of propaganda via social media.

Still, all that alone would not have given Trump a win, not without the successful efforts to tamper with voter registration, disenfranchising hundreds of thousands of voters, and the actually hacking into polling machines, targeting key states to manipulate an electoral win that gave Trump and Russia the government of the United States.

Even with all that, if more people had showed up to vote, or even put in a little effort to mailing in a ballot, we wouldn’t have:

  • Exited the Paris Accord,
  • Given the rich a massive tax cut in exchange for our healthcare, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, college loans, and all the other social services that democratic nations offer their citizens,
  • We wouldn’t have rising gas prices and a stock market reflecting an impending trade war,
  • We wouldn’t be on the brink of war with our allies,
  • We wouldn’t be working with Russia, North Korea, and China to undermine democracy.

And the biggest atrocity to date,

  • We wouldn’t be listening to, what has become a 24 hour a day tool for propaganda, FOX News, lies about the thousands of babies taken from their parents and imprisoned, with no plan on ever reuniting them.

This is a Trump policy.

**To the Nazis, who attempt to post propaganda in the form of comments on my blog, put your effort somewhere else, it won’t be posted here.

We are watching untold cruelty unfold at our borders. The numbers we are given, on how many children our White House has taken and given to privatized detention centers, don’t add up.

It is alarming that none of the photos released include any girls or toddlers.

Jacob Soboroff, MSNBC correspondent, has passed on information he was given by the Department of Health and Human Services:

“Of the 11,786 minors currently in the unaccompanied alien children program, 3,280 are female and 8,506 are male.”

A simple google search confirmed my understanding that there are more female babies than male babies born in North America.

As you can see in this graph, in Mexico, and South America, where a majority of these children originate, the population of females is higher than the population of males. The numbers released from the White House claims 8500 boys and 3200 girls are being held in these cells.

Where are the rest of the girls? Even if the birthrates were even, that leaves approximately 5300 girls unaccounted for.

Where are the girls missing from the count?

Is this country, that feigns concern about sex trafficking, selling the girls?

Where are the girls?

You know as well as I do that we can expect, in future, to hear stories of sex crimes, abuse, and torture against these children.

You can not take children out of the protection of their parents arms and give them to strangers in a civilized nation. These are human rights violations. These are war crimes.

This must stop today.

Call your members of Congress to demand they put an immediate end to Trump’s policy of separating families. Demand they reunite those already separated. Hold those who crafted this policy, as well as those who support it, Sessions, Trump, Kristjen Nielson, Sarah Sanders, etc, accountable.

Call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121

Watch video of immigrant girls taken from border, moved to NYC last night.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/06/watch-immigrant-children-moved-dead-night-nyc-shelter-taken-parents/amp/

Trump’s Goals for North Korea: “look nice and handsome and thin, and…”

“Getting a good picture everybody? So we look nice and handsome and thin, and perfect”. ~ Donald J Trump

Donald Trump, whose administration has added 15 trillion to the deficit in order to misappropriate a tax cut for the rich and their corporations, at the expense of children’s health insurance and everyone’s social services, which isn’t going to cover the bill, said he’s going to save Americans money by ending military drills in South Korea. Yes he did.

He gave North Korea’s leader, among other things, a signed document stating the U.S. would halt joint military exercises with South Korea.

This was news to South Korea.

The artless ‘Art of the Deal’ “author” has has been playing a game without having taken the time to learn the rules. His blatant ignorant arrogance, obvious to the entire world, with the exception of his supporters, has Putin laughing again.

If former ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant Dennis Rodman’s appearance didn’t alert you to the fact that the events were a poorly produced theatrical production in want of lively choreography, staged propaganda, I would urge you not to make any financial decisions or operate heavy machinery until you have consulted a physician.

Donald J Trump, doesn’t have the mental capacity to know he’s been played, nor do his supporters. He traded military concessions for a photo op. He calls military exercises “war games,” and says it will save us money to end them.

He may have heard the whispers, or shouts that North Korea signed the same prized document in: 1985, 1992, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2016, yet it had no effect.

Had he done anything to prepare for the meeting…

“The truth is, he’s been preparing for this his whole life,” Mike Pence

Excuse me, Mike… had Donald J Trump taken the time to read the “agreement” with North Korea, which he signed on camera, and had it explained to him… had he researched prior “agreements” with North Korea, and had those explained to him, he might have seen that the “agreements” are the same, and none have any terms or conditions attached to them. It is all unenforceable hyperbole, paper with words, none of which is legally binding.

After signed copies of the document circulated, Donald J Trump may have heard whispers of criticism that he abandoned our allies, South Korea and Japan, making them more vulnerable to attack.

He may have been asked why he conceded to North Korea in exchange for their usual hint that they might denuclearize, because he gave the following statement after saying he “trusts Kim Jong Un”:

“I may be wrong, I mean I may stand before you in six months and say, ‘Hey I was wrong,’ I don’t know that I’ll ever admit that, but I’ll find some kind of an excuse.” ~Donald J Trump

He’ll make something up, he’ll lie. The first truth he’s uttered.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the past several days. Trump fought with our European and Canadian allies, then met with, and gave military concessions to, a murderous dictator in exchange for a photo op.

He wants a Nobel peace prize for this.

On a side note, the Canadian parliament condemned President Trump’s attacks on Justin Trudeau in a unanimous vote. Why can’t they invade us?

Someone please explain to potus 45 that our allies are Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and our enemies are North Korea, China and Russia.

Our enemies are a united force. To highlight that point, consider that the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced Trump’s concession to suspend US war games with South Korea before Trump announced it himself at the press briefing.

Kim’s people shared the news with Beijing immediately after the meeting, knowing it was a huge victory.

Take heart, because while Donald Trump handed U.S. power over to Kim, Robert Mueller continued working.

Who Still Believes Donald J. Trump Doesn’t Work for Russia?

Donald Trump on allowing Russia back in the G7:

“We discussed it, and some people like the idea of bringing Russia back in. This used to be the G8, not the G7. Something happened a while ago that resulted in Russia no longer being in. I think it’d be an asset to have Russia back in. I think it would be good for the world, it would be good for Russia, it would be good for the United States…” “We’re looking for peace in the world, we’re not looking to play games.”

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What is the “something that happened a while ago”?

Russia annexed Crimea. Oh, and they shot down a commercial airliner. I guess four years could be considered “a while ago”. Putin is definitely not playing games.

https://mobile.twitter.com/davidmackau/status/1005455132379709441/video/1

This meeting of the G7 was not held to consider readmitting Russia. Donald Trump, who would have you believe he is not working for Putin, introduced the subject. Trump decries a Russian “witch hunt”, but has insulted every world leader except Vladimir Putin. He has not enforced sanctions imposed against Russia, and doesn’t have the sense to stop pushing Russia’s agenda at the G7.

He says: “I have been Russia’s worst nightmare.”

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Who still doubts where Trump’s allegiance is?

This gluttonous putrid mass, with his fake tan, fake hair, fake masculinity, is a fake patriot.

This misogynistic white suprematist, narcissist, believes no one has caught onto his blatant ignorance.

This elitist is detested by all honest people of every social economic standing. He is a defrauder of the working class, he lacks empathy, and lacks any trace of humanity. His policy of separating babies from their mothers is all the proof you need on that argument.

This bully wants the G7 to welcome Putin back. Putin, who had a hand in Brexit, and attempted to direct France’s election, who successfully directed the outcome of the U.S. presidential election… the annexer of Crimea, dictator, murder of his opponents and free press… puppet master of our blackmailed predator in chief. Donald J. Trump wants Putin back in.

Trump, a rapist of the planet and alleged rapist of women and young girls… an isolationist, thief of office, friend of our enemies, enemy of our friends… this money laundering mobster… this man who pillages social services in order to reward his benefactors… this whore… this traitor, wants Russia back in the G7.

Who still believes Trump does not work for Russia?

From the Washington Post today:

That is quite a “witch hunt.”

I would suggest it be a G6 until this situation is taken in hand.

Trump’s Stealth Attack on Americans

While all eyes are fixed on what will no doubt soon be called the G-6 summit, (math is important, 7-1=6), Donald Trump’s stealth attack on the middle class is underway.

Two permutations attempting to take root, on the down low—

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Attack 1: The justice department, Jeff I(IDoNotRecall) Sessions, is at work trying to bring back the “pre-existing condition.” Yesterday the angry elf sent a letter to congressional leaders notifying them that he would not defend the requirement for insurers to sell insurance to all applicants.

The Justice Dept. (👆🏼him) Says Crucial Provisions of Obamacare (protecting the insurance of those with preexisting conditions) are unconstitutional –

The New York Times

Justice Dept. Says Crucial Provisions of Obamacare Are Unconstitutional – The New York Times

Attack 2:

For the first time since 1982, the federal government claims a “need to dip into Social Security’s $3 trillion trust fund.”

Yes, Steve T(TrophyWife) Mnuchin is suggesting benefit cuts of up to 30%. Let me remind you, 1, THAT’S OUR MONEY, and B, it’s fully funded through 2034.

What does it mean? In my humble opinion, it means, this money have we contributed to with each pay period, since day 1 on job 1, is essentially going to pay for the GOP billionaire tax cut.

Trump’s White House is Expected to Dip Into Social Security

Social Security Expected to Dip Into Its Reserves This Year

Mueller…

Is This Great? Today’s News

There’s lots of news to filter through

It’s all strangely related

Donald Trump’s financial crimes accrued

He has repudiated

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These stories are hushed in mainstream news

Not reported as they should

Possibly due to a tweet today

Threats to reporter’s livelihoods

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A drug company called Novartis

Paid Cohen a tidy sum

$1.2 million to access

The ear of crime boss Donald Trump

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Vekselberg, a Putin Oligarch

Who deals in metals and coins

Paid half a mill to the money shark

Trump’s Consigliere Michael Cohen

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Who else has paid off Trump’s attorney?

My guess, hmm… AT&T?

A total of $600K

That from just one company

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Why did they do it? What did they gain

Net neutrality signed away…

They can cut service and raise prices

This is called pay to play

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Mike Cohen handled the money tin

Corporate cash from day to day

From banks, and from the Kremlin

Trump’s policies went their way.

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Champion of deregulation

Climate, internet, and banks

And the Koch brothers own creation…

Tax plan for the rich… they say thanks

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In other news, expect oil costs

To surge as a result

Of the Iran arms deal we lost

Grabbed by Putin, who Trump consults

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