Typical Trump Tuesday

Just over 12 hours have passed since Rex Tillerson named Russia as the culprit behind the poisoning of spy Sergei Skripal, who helped with the Steele dossier… and Tillerson himself is met with “fire and the fury like the world has never seen.” Meh.

Tillerson said— poisoning of the one-time spy was an ‘egregious act,’ attack that will trigger a response.

I’m inspired to pen a poem…

Donald Trump fired Rex Tillerson

just this morning via tweet.

Said CIA’s Pompeo will

replace him as Sec o State,

tells us Gina somebody replaces

Pompeo as the CIA Director.

Now we know removing Tillerson was

the “response” Tillerson said would be “triggered”.

I know, I’ve written better.

Who is Gina Haspel?

“As a clandestine officer at the Central Intelligence Agency in 2002, Gina Haspel oversaw the torture of two terrorism suspects and later took part in an order to destroy videotapes documenting their brutal interrogations at a secret prison in Thailand.” ~New York Times

More shake up—

Due to an “unspecified security issue”, Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was escorted out of the White House on Monday.

Two senior administration officials tell WSJ— Mr. McEntee was removed from the White House grounds on Monday afternoon without being allowed to collect his belongings. He left without his jacket.

Tuesday’s Child is full of grace…

or was before Trump was potus.

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

The Trump/Russia Tree

If we come out of this Trump blip in history with a lesson learned it will be that everything is connected. Trump/Russia is a tree with many branches.

Chaos is the flower bud on the Trump/Russia tree, and Trump thrives on chaos, or he claims to. The White House has been in a constant state of it since he took office, and Trump is playing the “I meant to do that” game.

Russians grew Trump. At root, he owes them money but, that scary mob of axe wielding thugs has something else over him, and they use it to control him.

Since chaos is a flower on the Trump/Russia tree, the fruit must be fear. Putin punishes mistakes and disloyalty.

Case in point— Sergei Skripal, a former Soviet spy, who had been cooperating with investigators, is hospitalized in critical condition after being exposed to an unknown substance in the UK on Sunday afternoon, along with his daughter. He had been convicted in Russia of passing state secrets to Britain. This attempted murder, likely at the hands of Russia, was intended to set an example to spies and intel officials who cooperate with the US.

If we need confirmation, that Russia is rooted in our government, we have it with new information that The State Department was granted $120 million to fight Russian meddling.

Of that $120 million they have spent $0.

Trump Dossier author, Christopher Steele, reportedly told Robert Mueller that Mitt Romney was slated to be Secretary of State, but the Kremlin intervened. They blocked Romney because he’s not on Russia’s growth chart, but Rex (ExxonMobile) Tillerson is.

Tillerson has a vested interest in blocking sanctions against Russia. He and Putin, with his oil company Rosneft, have a $500 billion oil partnership, a branch that would wither with sanctions.

Tillerson is a recipient of an “Order of Friendship Award” from Putin, and has displayed his loyalty by doing nothing to counter Russia’s information warfare. Between that act of omission, and Trump’s refusal to enforce Russian sanctions, Putin has received a good return on his investment in the 2016 election.

Several news outlets are reporting a new Exxon claim that they have severed the $500 billion oil deal with Rosneft due to difficulties instilled by sanctions. This is an odd claim considering sanctions have not been implemented, and Trump has made clear he will not enforce them in future. Is this Russian propaganda at work?

Yesterday a branch of the tree showed pest damage with the on air melt down of ex-Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg who said he would refuse to comply with his Mueller subpoena:

“I’m not going to cooperate when they want me to come into a grand jury for them to insinuate that Roger Stone was colluding with Julian Assange. Roger is my mentor. Roger is like family.”

This display, hours of increasingly desperate news show hopping, is thought to have been constructed by Roger Stone, every crazy-mans mentor (and banned from twitter for life). Stone’s intent is to poison Grand Jury proceedings. Nunberg now says he will cooperate with Mueller.

There is a tree House in that Trump/Russia tree… It’s filled with Trump’s loyal GOP.

Their fealty is the result of a lifelong Trump trick, also practiced in Russia— Make sure those around you have as much to lose as you do. This is why the GOP will continue to block Trump’s impeachment.

Every week a varying handful of GOP lawmakers, but always thorn Devin Nunes, demand an end to the Mueller probe. These attempts demonstrate there is more at stake than the obstruction charges, these GOP members risk by obstructing justice.

This Trump/Russia Tree is diseased, and needs to come down.

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

No Oprah, But Thanks

The mood of the Golden Globe Awards last night was unusual. Most of Hollywood was draped in black, or wore pins that said “Time’s Up,” in solidarity for the “Me Too” movement. If you’ve been unplugged for the past four months I’ll explain briefly.

“Times Up” is what someone should have said to Nicole Kidman, but didn’t, when she won the first award of the night. She took much, much more than her fair share of time accepting the award, hogging the mic, and putting a futile game of catch up into motion… Kind of selfish? Mmhmm.

But that’s not what last night’s “Time’ Up” pins were for.

They symbolized the long overdue backlash against sexual predation that has erupted around the world. I believe Donald Trump’s election was the catalyst, but what really ignited the movement was an article in “The New Yorker Magazine” in which countless accusations, ranging from sexual harassment to rape, were levied against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

About last night, Seth Meyers hosted the “Golden Globes.” In his opening monologue, he kind of, sort of, jokingly asked Oprah to run for President. She had been sitting in the front row waiting to receive her lifetime achievement award. She laughed.

When the point in the show came for her to accept her award, she gave an eloquent impassioned speech, condemning all that is wrong in this racist, misogynistic world we live in, and she did it exceedingly well. Good job, congratulations, now just take the trophy and sit down.

What’s my problem? Why do I seem angry? I’ll try to express myself calmly. I have heard several celebrities “joking” that they might consider a run for the position of POTUS in 2020. I am not fooled. These aren’t jokes, these people are putting out feelers, gauging the response.

Donald Trump has made it abundantly clear to everyone, that anyone could be president, and a better one than he is.

No one could possibly be worse than “that fucking moron.” (Those are not my words… per say.) Rex Tillerson named him, and Rupert Murdoch baptized him. Trump has also been lovingly called “a fucking fool” by a former White House staffer.

So as to avoid further repeated dropping of the F-bomb in this post, because I’m classier than this, Trump shall here to for be referred to as TFM. (Below is a visual aid.)

I agree with the sentiment, that there is no one who could be worse at the job of POTUS than TFM, but that single criteria isn’t enough to qualify the next group of nominees.

I implore you all— The Rock-Dwayne Johnson, Shark Tank rich guy-Marc Cuban, Academy Award winning actor-Tom Hanks, the omnipotent-Oprah, and anyone else, please give your ego a rest, and just stop it. Stop it now.

Stop and consider instead the idea of electing an ethical politician to run government. This should be someone who has foreign policy experience, economic expertise, and someone who has a recorded history that shows us how they vote on various issues. This would be someone who has been tried and tested, and shown they are NOT in the pockets of Russians, or lobbyists. This would be someone who has gone into politics because they want to serve the people of America, rather than serve their already over inflated egos.

So I say HELL NO to Oprah, respectfully.

I’m not saying just any politician who has been grooming themselves for the job will do. I also say no to Corey Booker. In fact, he should try his hand at acting, because he “acts” like he fits the criteria I listed above, but in reality he is in big Pharma’s pockets. They own him. He regularly accepts large amounts of money in exchange for voting against reform. There will be no fair pricing on prescription drugs as long as Cory Booker has any say in it. And that my friends is an example of what is at the root of our failed healthcare system… greed.

I would be happy to vote for Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and, had things been different, I would have voted for Al Franken.

The common thread here is— they are politicians who have devoted their lives to public service. They are not celebrities, not that there’s anything wrong with celebrities, but they are ego driven. If they were not, they wouldn’t assume the presidency can be attained by virtue of their popularity alone.

Of course Oprah would do a better job than TFM, but so would the corpse from “Weekend at Bernie’s.” Nothing personal Oprah, but I’m about to blow a gasket because how fucking (oops) stupid would we be to make the same mistake??? We did this already and it didn’t work, bigly! Let’s move on.

Oprah is a great public speaker, but my vote is Hell no! She is not a politician. If she is sincerely interested in politics, why not start with Congress and prove herself there first?

I’m done.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/forlorn/”>Forlorn</a&gt;,

Being, Like, Really Smart

If I were to write a book about myself it would be titled “Being, Like, Really Smart.” It’s important to itemize one’s attributes, otherwise some of them might be overlooked by others, even those people with whom one has constant contact.

Or maybe I’d title my book“A Very Stable Genius”

To be safe, I would also point out how, like, funny I am, and I’d have to say, like, how bigly disappointed I am that People Magazine, like, has overlooked me so, like, many times for their “Worlds Most Beautiful People” issue… me with my winsome smile and my… I’m beautiful, because I don’t know I’m beautifulness… etc.

But Donald, I wish one of your advisers would point out that most—

  1. Successful businessmen don’t file bankruptcy six times, nor do
  2. Smart people say things such as— “being, like, really smart.”

Also, why is Donald Trump still obsessed with Hillary Clinton? It’s a bit Norman Bates, don’t you think, constantly talking to and about his dead his mother? — What was the movie? Ah yes, Psycho.

What has prompted today’s twitter theme? Hollywood Reporter columnist Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” (Henry Holt & Co.)

The book claims almost every member of Trump’s senior White House staff has, on repeated occasions, said Trump is “like a child.”

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch, who had never been a friend or fan of Trump’s until he secured the presidential win, is quoted, after a phone call with Trump, saying— “What a fucking moron.” I believe that is Rex Tillerson’s pet name for Donald as well.

The book quotes Steve Bannon, Trump’s former right-wing, right-hand man, who left the White House to return to his former employment with far right propaganda publication “Breitbart,” which is funded by the billionaire Mercer Family. They also funded much of Trump’s campaign, with hopes of tax relief to end their ongoing dispute with the IRS.

In the book, Bannon gives Trump a “33.3 percent chance of impeachment, a 33.3 percent chance of resignation in the shadow of the 25th amendment (which allows for the forcible removal of an insane president from office), and a 33.3 percent chance that he might limp to the finish line on the strength of liberal arrogance and weakness.”

To which Trump replied—

Trump’s attourney filed a cease and desist notice against Steve Bannon, who had been confirming the validity of the derogatory comments he made in the book. Also served cease and desist notices were the book’s publisher, and the author of said book.

Trump’s lame attempt to ban “Fire and Fury” resulted instead in an earlier than planned publication date. It was released Friday, and sold out in stores and on line in record time.

Trump’s tweets have prompted legal action against him as well—

Clearly Donald needs help with his name calling. Schoolyard taunts lose their punch when recycled.

It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye… or sets off a nuke.

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

How Many Ways Can Donald Trump Insult Native Americans?

Was it ignorance, or was his racial insensitivity intentional? Either way the result is the same.

Donald Trump decided to hold a ceremony honoring Native American WWII veterans in front of a painting of Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson’s signature is on the “Indian Removal Act” of 1830. That law was enacted for the sole purpose of taking all the land away from Native Americans who lived in the southeastern states, forcing them to migrate west of the Mississippi River. Let’s imagine he didn’t know this. He’s an idiot, so it is possible.

But his words…

“I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here – although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” ~ Donald J Trump to Native American WWII veterans

He was referring to Elizabeth Warren, and he is the only one who calls her Pocahontas. This is bad. He had to know this was insulting…

But let’s not forget Donald Trump’s prior treatment of Native Americans— those who stood in the way when he sided with Energy Transfer Partners were forcibly removed in order to allow oil pipelines to be built under their land. Trump’s stock in the company, and the Russian steel used for the pipeline took precedence over Native American’s clean drinking water and sacred burial grounds.

By the way, the oil has spilled. Earlier this month it took the Canadian company 15 minutes to stanch the leak. That was enough time for 210,000 gallons of crude oil to spill in Keystone. The Dakota Access Pipeline leaked 84 gallons in South Dakota in May.

The protesters were right, however there is no satisfaction in being proven right in this instance.

My point is, don’t act so shocked at Trump’s ignorant and racially insensitive behavior when addressing Native American vets. It’s only more of the same.

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<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/one-way/”>One-Way</a&gt;

American Cacophony

Trump’s tweets, their tenor—Te Deum trilling offbeat tambourine 

The tone deaf GOP’s decline bellows “lowest ratings ever seen”

Score for Sarah Sanders solo sycophantic syncopation 

Her words ring false in resonance- that’s her chosen occupation

EPA is a-cappella as earth descends adagio

Pence preludes irrelevance with overused off key vibrato  

Tillerson sings the emperor-moron wears no clothes— new or old

Congress Democrats Republicans their music’s bought and sold

Paul Ryan’s rhythm is all wrong what’s playing isn’t tax reform 

Mitch McConnell stands mute behind him a maestro who misinforms 

Does Niger Trump Benghazi? John Kelly’s rising tempo intermezzo

Putin’s interlude, the chorus cries an overture crescendos

Billionaires steal 4 trillion, an ensemble, savant Trump’s inside job

Mysoginists and racists, take healthcare- with the help of Russian mobs

U.S. political programs lack all acoustic harmony

Be afraid— until 2018 this is our Cacophony