Happy Fathers Day to the Senators Who Take Children

I think it’s appropriate, on this day when we celebrate fathers, to give a shout out to all the members of the Senate who will not sponsor a bill that would stop Donald J Trump’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents.

Happy Fathers Day Senators! Enjoy the day with your children while 2000 migrant children sit, without the protection of their parents, in the concentration camps you played a part in creating.

*List updated on 6/18/2018

**All Democrats now sponsor the ‘Keep Families Together Act’ S.3036 , but not a single Republican.

Call your members of Congress at 202-224-3121

This list does not include the House of Representatives, which is why you don’t see other familiar names, like Paul Ryan and Devin Nunez.

The following story is hard to read, so imagine what it is to live through.

What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated? – Texas Monthly

Trump Tries a New Story on for Size

“I think Comey was the ringleader of this whole den of thieves. It was a den of thieves they were plotting against my election. Probably it’s never happened like that in terms of intelligence and in terms of anything else — but they were actually plotting against my election.” Donald J Trump June 16, 2017

The man lies knowing full well there is proof on film that he is lying.

https://youtu.be/8mKxeo67fn4

Why does he continue to lie so blatantly? Because it works. His tactic of repeating lies until they are accepted as fact got him elected. And they keep his “people sitting up at attention when he speaks,” just like North Koreans do with Kim Jong Un.

I saw some unsettling numbers yesterday regarding this “Trump, Rusherrr investigation”:

  • 59% of voters don’t know about the indictments & guilty pleas
  • Mueller’s approval rating is, at an all time low, 32%
  • Only 53% of voters believe Mueller is conducting a fair investigation

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

Let’s remind those people, shall we?

There have been over 100 charges filed against 20 people, and 3 companies.

More specifically:

  • Mike Flynn, convicted
  • Rick Gates, convicted
  • George Papadopoulos, convicted
  • Alex Van der zwaan, convicted
  • Paul Manafort, indicted and jailed
  • Robert Cohen, expected to cooperate
  • Felix Sater, expected to cooperate
  • George Nader, cooperating
  • Richard Pinedo, cooperating

Then there are those who have perjured themselves:

  • Trump Jr,
  • Jeff Sessions,
  • Eric Prince

For those who missed the news yesterday, Paul Manafort is no longer on house arrest. He traded in his ankle bracelets for an orange jumper, because was found to have been in contact with witnesses in the investigation… witness tampering.

Trump and Giuliani are now waving pardons in front of Paul Manafort before he’s even convicted, no doubt in attempt to keep him from cooperating with the prosecution. This is also witness tampering.

Paul Manafort’s crimes are both State and Federal, and State charges can not be pardoned by the president. I’d bet my tax cut (🙄) that Mueller is aware of this, as is the New York Attorney General.

But why would an innocent man need to be pardoned?

For an innocent man, Trump has put a lot of thought into pardoning himself.

New York State also has Trump and his family in an unpardonable net:

That the disinformation campaign continues to sway public opinion is mind boggling.

We are at war. Disinformation continues to spread unchecked. Russia is in the White House. The Kremlin has influenced most of the GOP, to the extent that they continue to push for an end the Mueller investigation.

Who wants to end an investigation that has been so successful in such a short period of time?

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Orin Hatch (R-UT), Mitch McConnell, (R-Kentucky)… just to name a few.

They say it’s costly and distracting. That $17 million spent in a little over a year is distracting our dotard.

Many members of the GOP still in office, (like Mitch McDonnell and Orin Hatch), had the opposite sentiment with regards to Iran Contra investigation which cost tax payers $47 million, and the White Water investigation which cost $52 million. The duration of each of those investigations was 5 years. Did I mention those investigations were unsuccessful?

So, what’s my point?

We need to educate those who are unaware of Mueller’s success to date. Spread the word. Wake these people up. November 2018 is just around the corner, let’s not let history repeat itself.

Manafort Goes to Jail… a limerick

Bye Felicia, hope your brought your toothbrush

Revoked house arrest? Seems harsh and unjust!

Witness tampering?

A “crime”… that’s a thing?

Don’t drop the soap. Turn witness… if you must

This tweet didn’t age well—

Judge Orders Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Citing New Obstruction Charges – The New York Times

If Only We Were More Like North Korea… sigh (a limerick)

“He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.” ~ Donald J Trump, on Kim Jong Un

Dear Donald, again you trespass

On American mores en-masse

This democracy

Will triumph, you’ll see

And we’re NOT “your people”, jackass

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.

Trump’s Exhaustive Work for Putin

“Divida et Impera” ~ Julius Caesar

Divide and rule…

This is Putin’s strategy. He separated Britain from Europe with Brexit, his minions have been working toward separating California from the U.S., (so far unsuccessfully), with Cal-exit, and most recently he’s focused his energy on separating the U.S. from Europe and Canada. Thanks to Donald J Trump that goal is within Putin’s grasp.

Putin had gotten a good return on his investment in Trump with unenforced sanctions alone, but Trump is the gift that keeps on giving.

Trump’s first order of business at the G7 summit was to argue a case for Russia to be reinstated. The annexation of Crimea was the what led to Russia’s expulsion, in 2014, from this group of leading industrial nations. Trump described it as “something that happened a while ago.” 🙄

After Trump exhausted his arguments for Russia’s reinstatement, he declared his plan to raise existing tariffs, and impose new ones, on our allies.

Disrespectful and self important, Donald Trump arrived at the G7 summit late, and left early, feigning outrage at Canada’s leader Justin P(PleaseAnnexUs) Trudeau, who only stated any tariffs would be reciprocated. Trump has been tweet fighting up a storm in attempts to rile is ever thinning group of supporters with his campaign of disinformation, (lies).

Let’s take a look at the facts according to the US Trade Representative webpage:

US-Canada Trade Facts for 2017

Total goods & services trade: $673.9 billion

US exports: $341.2 billion

US imports: $332.8 billion

US trade SURPLUS: $8.4 billion

Our trade relationship with Canada has been mutually beneficial for decades.

Trump feigns concern for American workers. Consider the effect his taxes have had on American jobs. The number of Solar Energy Jobs in the U.S.— 260,077 is down by nearly 10,000 jobs from a year ago. This is a direct result of Trump’s 30% hike in tariffs on solar panels, and another deed for Putin. It is in Russia’s best interest to undermine Green Energy in order to keep the U.S. dependent on their only export: oil.

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff | Article [AMP] | Reuters

Where are the checks and balances? How is Trump single handedly allowed to make these changes that affect so many jobs, and our alliances? What can be done with a GOP led congress when so many in congress are financially invested in oil? If they chose to, congress could stop Trump.

Regardless, this past weekend Trump threw his tantrum at the G7 and flew off to Singapore to meet North Korea’s dictator. The theatrical event seems to have been staged by Russia and China.

And yes, Dennis Rodman, who was on one season of celebrity apprentice, is really participating in this circus.

Despite slow but steady incremental decreases in numbers, Trump maintains the bulk of his base of followers. His internet trolls tout the economic uptick as proof Trump is doing a good job.

Did Trade Tariffs Cause the Great Depression?

But, between his tariff wars, his deregulation of financial institutions , rising interest rates, rising gas prices, and the historically high U.S. deficit, the reality is Trump seems determined to trigger a financial collapse. Undermining the U.S. economy would please the boss…

As would isolating the U.S. from the rest of the world.