Trump Junior Goes to India

I am frequently disheartened by what I read in the news, and often angered, but sometimes I smile. Among todays headlines affecting my mood—

Rudy Giuliani— There is a reason he isn’t working for the White House.

It’s anyone’s guess how will he take the news.

Jared Kushner, who lied on his FBI security clearance application countless times, still enjoys full access to highly classified information.

John Kelly, seemed intent on revoking Kushner’s temporary clearance status of 13 months, but appears to have changed his mind.

“As I told Jared days ago, I have full confidence in his ability to continue performing his duties in his foreign policy portfolio including overseeing our Israeli-Palestinian peace effort and serving as an integral part of our relationship with Mexico.” ~ John Kelly

Democrat Linda Belcher, of Bullitt County District in Kentucky, flipped the latest congressional seat from red to blue this week in a 2 to 1 landslide. This adds to wins in Florida, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin and etc. Republicans would be wise to take this as a reminder that they work for the citizens who elect them, and not the lobbyists who bribe them.

  • The well spoken survivors of the latest school shooting are getting more attention than the NRA would like. The Florida high school massacre that left 17 of their classmates and teachers dead, turned students into activists intent on ending the epidemic plaguing American schools, and internet trolls have taken them on. The students goal is to ban assault rifles and reinstate the bill restricting the mentally ill from obtaining guns- the same bill Trump eliminated a year ago. Donald Trump, and Junior have fed the attacks on Twitter, ranging from calling the students “crisis actors”, to accusing their parents of putting words in their mouths. Wasn’t Melania going to combat internet bullying?

• And finally, speaking of Junior, Donald Trump Junior took AirForce One and several members of the secret service to India Tuesday, on tax payers dime, in order to pitch Trump Condos. Hey, that’s my money!

Article 1 Section 9 Clause 8 of the United States Constitution states—

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Clearly, it is mandated by the constitution, Donald Trump can not profit from his position as potus… except to change tax laws, benefitting golf course owners, in his favor.

If Jimmy Carter sold his peanut farm when he was elected…

“Even though I am not mandated by law to do so, I will be leaving my businesses before January 20th so that I can focus full time on the presidency,” ~ Potus Elect Trump

Wait, what? He is mandated by law, ffs. Trump didn’t put his businesses in a blind trust like he promised. Instead he put Dumb and Dumber (Eric and Don Junior) in charge.

So as to not violate the Emoluments Clause of the constitution, slick, spray tanned, trust fund riding Junior Trump, has supposedly taken over the Trump family business, so the bigger, oranger, and more bigly corrupt Trump can “work” for Russia America.

The trip has been long advertised in Indian newspapers promising buyers opportunities to-

“Join Mr. Donald Trump Jr. for a conversation and dinner.”

And in a full page ad—

“Trump is here. Are you invited?”

Upon arrival Don Junior commented that he likes that the poor people in India smile. These same poor people he and his family exploit with slave wages and toxic working conditions in order to make Trump brand products from stolen designs at rock bottom manufacturing costs… they smiled at him, and he likes it.

Who elected junior anyway? I don’t even know who elected big Trump, but my point is, why is Junior making political speeches on this work trip that we are paying for? What political speeches?

This Friday, while in India, Junior is set to deliver a speech on Indo-Pacific relations. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be speaking at this summit.

I need a Valium.

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Trump Math Quiz

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Close your books, we are taking a quiz—

There are 144 seasonal job openings in 3 of Donald J(ackass) Trump’s 17 resorts. 143 of those jobs are awarded to foreign workers.

Question: How many Americans did Trump hire as seasonal workers in those 3 resorts?

Answer: 1

Your math is correct, 1 US worker was hired.

Now the essay portion of the quiz—

Why would a self professed billionaire, who claims an allegiance to his country, who desperately wants to build a wall, and who regularly tears families appart in order to deport non citizens… why would he import unskilled foreign workers, rather than hire American?

There is one correct answer—

Hint: The same answer could be used for the question— Why are Trump products manufactured overseas rather than in the US?

Answer: Donald Trump’s only allegiance is to his bank account, and by exploiting unskilled foreign workers, underpaying them and not providing them benefits, Trump makes more money for Trump.

Trump abuses the H-2B program, which was initially intended to hire farm workers at harvest time, claiming no American workers want his jobs— as servers, cooks, housekeepers, and bartenders, in order to avoid paying Americans a living wage and benefits.

He advertises job openings, on the down low, and then waits the specified amount of time before applying for the visas.

Trump’s Department of Labor expanded visa limit for the program. The pre-Trump allotment for “guest workers” was 66,000, now it is 81,000. These visas are awarded on a first come first serve basis, and you can bet Donald Trump Enterprises are first in line.

Final Question:

Is “America First” for Donald Trump?

Answer:

No, America is third, after wallet and Russia.

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Domestic Violence Explained… a limerick

White House Secretary Rob Porter

Whom Trump hired despite his disorder

Of reported abuse

Let’s not be obtuse

Listen to GOP supporters

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Although photographed with a bruised face

Domestic violence may not be the case

Despite allegations

There’s an explanation

Hit by him? No, she was hit by a vase

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My lifelong fear is now verified

I don’t keep vases where I reside

They stray from their places

Attack people’s faces

It’s no one’s fault. Is that clarified?

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Putin, Putin, Putin… a limerick

The middle “Brady Bunch” girl, Donald Trump

Is misunderstood, sad, in a slump

His big sister Vlad

Hogs attention, it’s SAD!

It’s understandable he’s such a grump

Great numbers for his billionaire friends!

For the rest of us on poverty’s end

Of the new tax scale

Keep checking the mail

For the refund they’ll never send.

Paul Ryan was paid off the day after

The tax bill was made law… hear the laughter?

Koch paid a half mil

What’s better still?

Ryan pitched it, Koch was the drafter

$500,000— Shall we calculate,

52 weeks, in a year- no debate

$9,615.

Per-week, it’s obscene

Ryan works for whom? What’s his new tax-rate?

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Success of the Nunes Memo

Trump may bash the press but main stream media has fallen into place, CNN included, with their top story— The Devin Nunes Memo.

What should the top story be?

In a word, sanctions.

Why did the Russian sanctions story not get the same level of attention? Trump is required by the US Constitution to implement those sanctions against Russia, so why is there no outcry?

Last week, prior to the deadline for implementation of Russian sanctions, Mike Pompeo secretly met with the three heads of Russian Spy Intelligence Services—Naryshkin, Bortnikov and Korobov.

Trump attacks our government institutions compromising our legal system with threats of releasing a memo which compromises national security, while simultaneously welcoming three members of Russia’s top intel agencies to Washington.

This week, Putin is bragging about delivering Russian gas to the US.

These are the same Intel Agencies involved in the continuing attacks on the 2016 Presidential election, and currently working toward controlling the outcome of the 2018 elections.

Crickets.

Donald Trump has successfully deflected national attention away from his failure to implement Russian sanctions by way of Devin Nunes and his memo. This memo is like a note from home, forged by a school kid in crayon, and the school is not allowed to call the parents to verify its legitimacy.

Trump has positioned himself against the leadership of the FBI and Department of Justice with this memo. He claims they “politicized the sacred investigative process in favor of Democrats and against Republicans.”

Think about that for a minute.

Done?

These American intel leaders are all people Trump appointed.

When your own appointees believe you are wrong, what do you do? You attack them of course… if you are guilty, and you had better do it before they indict you.

Clearly Trump is more concerned with pleasing Putin than he is with America.

Our free press reporting on the Nunes memo, repeatedly, draws attention to it, as such, adds validity to it. The memo’s sole purpose is to sway public opinion, and it has served its purpose whether it is published or not.

The FBI has made an unprecedented statement regarding the intentional inaccuracies—

We have GRAVE CONCERNS about material omissions of FACT that fundamentally impact the memo’s ACCURACY.”

Minutes after that FBI statement was made, FOX news reported — “FBI officials review report and could not find any factual inaccuracies.

Hmm… truth in journalism?

Paul Ryan has been called upon to remove Devin Nunes from the intel committee, but both Ryan and Nunes are linked to laundered Russian money, so they have each other’s backs.

The Washington Post reported — Trump told advisers that he believes the memo is “gaining traction” and could help him convince the public that the Russia probe is a witch hunt.

This is how tyrants undermine democracy.

Let’s review Trump’s history with the heads of the FBI:

Trump to Comey: “I need loyalty.” (fired)

Trump to McCabe: “Who did you vote for?” (forced to resign)

Trump to Rosenstein: “Are you on my team?” (?)

White House denies the first two statements, and has yet to comment on the third. All three events are obstruction of justice.

This behavior of being above the law has spread beyond the White House. Pennsylvania Republican Senator Scarnati refused a Pennsylvania Supreme Court order to turn over map data in gerrymander case in order to correct it.

If the GOP can’t win fairly, they cheat and, if the press is distracted, cheating works… propaganda doesn’t hurt either.

The Koch brothers, who helped write the tax bill, and in return will save $1 billion in taxes annually, have purchased a Super Bowl ad. This is just the beginning of their propaganda campaign to convince the middle class that the tax cut is beneficial to them.

I’m ready for round two of the Mueller indictments. They do happen on Fridays.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly— Politics and Billionaires

Donald Trump (the ugly), has some junk in his trunk; by junk I mean items abhorrent to others. Three, off the top of my head— Russian mobster friends with ties to Putin, corporate bankruptcy filings, derogatory dealings with women, greed, pride, gluttony, sloth… sorry, I said three. Those are just a few of the items in Trump’s “shopping cart” of offenses. (Amazon lingo)

If Trump’s life was an Amazon shopping cart, there is one item he’d like to remove, or maybe two, but hasn’t been able to shake either. One of course is Robert Mueller, (he’s coming for you buddy), and the second is billionaire Democrat, an oxymoron I know, Tom Steyer (the good), who is on a personal mission to see Trump impeached. Did I mention he’s a billionaire? They usually play for the other team, but Democrats have this one. This is what he looks like.

He’s a very handsome sixty, hails from San Francisco, he’s an environmentalist, I don’t know if he’s single, but this isn’t a dating blog, so let’s try to focus. Perhaps Donald Trump’s anti-environment stance is what pushed Steyer into action.

Steyer’s current focus is Trump’s demise. He has donated approximately $90 million to the Democratic Party in his lifetime, and he has vowed to continue his efforts until Trump is just a bad memory.

Steyer has apologized for the “political inconvenience” his goal may be causing. Republicans want Trump to stay where he is and keep signing their laws, and surprisingly, there are some Democrats who would like Steyer to back off.

Perhaps their reasoning is sound… There are not enough Republicans in Congress who would be willing to end our torture, as of yet, but come November that might change. If there are any naysayers then… I have no words.

Mr. Steyer, who made his fortune as a hedge fund investor, announced this month that he will spend $30 million to mobilize young voters, and he has already quietly funneled nearly $2 million into the campaigns of seven Democrats who seek to unseat Republicans in California. Finally, something the anti-Trump faction can be optimistic about.

In other, not completely unrelated news, CNN money magazine recently published data showing in 2017, $8 of every $10 in new wealth created went to the top 1%. You might remember these are the people who benefit from Trump’s Tax cut, which will be paid for by adding $1.4 trillion to the deficit, cuts from Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, healthcare, and many other programs that benefit those in the bottom 10%.

That bottom 10%, by the way, saw no increase in wealth whatsoever— zero. Let me pull out my critical thinking cap and surmise, based on where the rest of the wealth landed, that the remaining 20% went to those closer to the top of the remaining 11-99% demographic.

This my friends is the wealth gap spreading like a crack in our foundation, and it is reaching the point of irreparable damage.

Speaking of the wealth gap, newly created income, and Amazon, Jeff Bezoz, (the bad), Amazon CEO has been named the wealthiest man, not in America but in the world. He is worth $100 billion.

Look, sometimes it may seem like I hate people with money, and I do, (except for the Democrat pictured above), but this Bozo guy, I mean Bezos, reinforces my prejudice.

The wealthiest man in the world got there, in part, by not paying his employees a living wage. Many Amazon employees qualify for food stamps.

An Ohio non-profit organization, called Policy Matters Ohio, did some research and found 1,430 Ohio-based Amazon employees or family members were collecting food stamps as of August last year, while employed for Amazon.

You remember we are paying for billionaire tax cuts, and corporate tax cuts by cutting programs like food stamps.

To be fair, Amazon probably wants some credit for employing over 6,000 workers in Ohio… but they’re threatening to hire more, planning to build three more warehouses.

In order to save face, Mr and Mrs Bozos, I mean Bezos, announced a $33 million donation in scholarships for DREAMers. They likely won’t be around to accept them, but nice try Bozos.

I have an idea. Since Amazon employees are draining tax funded outreach programs for the unemployed, and employed but impoverished, how about we raise corporate taxes ffs! Clearly corporations can not be trusted to pay their employees enough to eat.

Last year, Amazon announced it would spend $5 billion to build it’s second headquarters in Ohio, and with it will come some “high paying jobs.” That sounds relatively subjective to me.

How about we put restrictions on executive pay, and demand it be proportional to that of it’s non-management employees?

In closing, I’d like to thank Tom Steyer— personally, (that was an example of humor…), for being one of the good guys and restoring my faith in humanity.

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