Tweeting Nuclear

Donald (Bone Spurs) Trump, five time draft dodger, has recklessly threatened North Korea.  They would be:

“met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” 

Dramatic flourish lifted from:

  • Game of Thrones“Ours is the fury!”
  • The Witches in Macbeth“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
  • Harry Truman- “a rain of ruin from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth.”

Trump recited his irresponsible dramalogue from notes, with arms wrapped around himself defensively, like a child about to blow chunks of charred steak with ketchup…and beautiful chocolate cake. His body language tells us the man is a coward who knows he is in over his head.

What happened to his flailing arms? If you would like a refresher on Trump’s typical body language: 

Today, the morning after Tweets:

A blatant lie. Donald Trump has done nothing with regards to anything, let alone “renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal.” It would take years to do so, and his North Korean brotha from anotha motha would know this from personal experience. 

Is threatening North Korea smart? 

  • John McCain: “Trump is not helping the situation.”
  • James Robert Clapper Jr.: “We need to have dialogue with them. But accept the fact they are a nuclear power.”

So, no.
Trump is trying to distract us with fear…but from what?

Bloomberg Report— the Trump campaign turned over about 20,000 pages of documents on Aug. 2. Manafort provided about 400 pages on Aug. 2, including his foreign-advocacy filing, while Trump Jr. gave about 250 pages on Aug. 4. The committee had asked them last month to start producing the documents by Aug. 2. Manafort and Donald Junior’s day of reckoning is coming to a theater near you. 



Clearly the documents they chose to hand over were not satisfactory, because today-

Washington Post: Aug. 9. The FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home. This under the direction of special counsel Robert S. Mueller, as part of the continuing investigation into Trump/Russia. They departed the home with various records.

The investigation into Trump and his associates’ crimes is moving more quickly now. Let’s not let fear distract us from what is really on Trump’s mind. 

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Trump’s “Working Vacation”

Donald Trump is on vacation. He calls it a “working vacation,” and I suppose if he can call Mar-a-Lago the “Winter White House” this is par for the course—pun intended.

Trump is taking a much needed sabbatical from a grueling six months as POTUS 45, during which he has: tweeted, held rallies, golfed, hired and fired staff, signed executive orders that never took effect, and lied…about everything. 

To be fair, even on vacation, he is still tweeting about his shimmering bestness, and the bigly progress he has covfefed.

My first thought after seeing this tweet was- ‘Wow, it’s already August, and he’s still in office.’ My second thought was- ‘He has a lot of nerve taking credit for the fruits of President Obamas labor.’ 

We won’t see the results of Trump’s “work” until January at earliest, and if these tweeted statistics were negative, Trump would say just that.

President Obama was elected in the midst of the 2008 financial collapse. You can see the recovery took time, but this upward trend is not a result of Trump’s tweeting, executive orders (that haven’t gone into effect), golfing, rallies, hiring and firing staff, or lying. 


How can Trump “Make America Great Again” in China? 

The man is under investigation for collusion, obstruction, money laundering, ties to Putin’s friend- Russian mafia boss Fat Tony, ties to Jeffrey Epstein- billionaire pimp of underage girls, and “Trump Model Management” is under investigation for sex trafficking. Our POTUS- be proud. 

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy, He’s a lot of fun to be with. It,s even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffery enjoys his social life.” ~Donald Trump 2002


Meanwhile he’s enjoying a nice long golf vacation and tweeting himself on the back for a job well done. 

He isn’t fooling everyone. 

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Trump Imagines Himself the World’s Great Person

The writing is on the wall, and for those who care to read, it clearly spells out—’His days are numbered.’ Everyday since Donald Trump began his assault on our democracy he has displayed his three driving forces: 

  1. Personally profit bigly from his presidency
  2. Erase President Obama’s legacy 
  3. Be worshipped

He has successfully accomplished #1— profiting bigly, but despite threats and intimidation he has failed at #2— repealing Obamacare, and #3— his narcissistic need to be worshipped, it slips farther away every week.  

    The following are results of this week’s Quinnipiac poll:

    • 33% approve of Trump 
    • 61% disapprove
    • 62% don’t think he’s honest
    • 54% are embarrassed he’s POTUS

      We all remember the crowd size argument Trump’s former communications director made on his behalf:

      “That was the largest audience to witness an inauguration, period. Both in person and around the globe.” ~ Sean Spicer

      But we had clear evidence that it wasn’t. The top photo is President Obama’s inauguration crowd, and the lower is Trump’s.


      Now we hear confirmation from the Boy Scouts of America that Trump lied about his reception at the “quadrennial jamboree” in West Virginia.  After he gave a highly inappropriate politicized speech to 40,000 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders, he claimed he had received a standing ovation upon entering, and it continued until 5 minutes after he left the stage. That lie wasn’t enough. The following day he said: 

      “I got a call from the head of the Boy Scouts saying it was the greatest speech that was ever made to them, and they were very thankful,” ~ Trump

      According to the Boy Scouts, that call never happened. What did happen was the Boy Scout’s chief executive Mike Surbaugh apologized for Trump’s speech:

      “I want to extend my sincere apologies to those in our Scouting family who were offended by the political rhetoric that was inserted into the jamboree. That was never our intent, we sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program.” ~Mike Scarbaugh

      He also described a phone call with Mexican President Nieto:

      “Even the President of Mexico called me. Their southern border, they said very few people are coming because they know they’re not going to get to our border, which is the ultimate compliment.” ~ Donald Trump

      Yea, that never happened either. You can read the transcript of the phone call on the Washington Post link attached below. One of the more embarrassing comments Trump made during that call  —

      “You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are willing to help you with that big-league. But they have to be knocked out and you have not done a good job of knocking them out.” ~ Trump

      The same Washington Post article with transcripts from Trump’s conversation with Nieto also has a transcript from Trump’s infamous first phone call with Australian prime minister Turnbull. This call has been described as “a hostile interchange” during which Trump argued that the U.S. deal with Australia regarding Syrian refugies was a “bad deal.”

      “…somebody told me yesterday that close to 2,000 people are coming who are really probably troublesome.” ~ Trump to Turnbull

      His ignorance of policies, agreements, and everything in general, is astounding, but he wants to change all that was born during the Obama administration. He repeats what he’s “heard” like a twelve year old girl repeating gossip, (to any twelve year old girl reading this post, I apologize for the analogy.) and bases his immigration policy on that. He continued:

      “I do not understand. This is going to kill me. I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country.” ~ Trump

      While arguing his intention to terminate the deal, Trump repeatedly used excuses like: “It’s embarrassing to me,” I’ll look like “a weak ineffective leader,” and “I’d look like a dope.” Well, if it looks like a dope, talks like a dope, and golfs like a dope, then it’s probably Donald Trump.

      Perhaps the latest dip in Trump’s polls were the catalyst for what surprised many this week.  Trump signed the congressional bill which limits his power to lift sanctions against Russia. Why would he do that? Possibly because the bill had passed through congress with overwhelming numbers, 517-5, he felt he had no choice. While he did sign it, he wasn’t happy about it.

      “This includes a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions.” ~ Donald Trump

      Trump’s signing the bill has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin, who called Trump “weak” and has threatened retaliation. Not to worry. As he demonstrated when it was disclosed that his son Trump Jr met with Russians who were interested in sabotaging the Clinton campaign, Trump has no problem sacrificing his child for his own gain…so he has three potential food tasters.  

      Donald Trump is a symphony of subterfuge. He has a lie for every occasion, and creates stories of events and phone calls and relationships as he feels the need. The problem for him is that most people have caught on. There are a few cultish Trump supporters who still accept his words as Truth, but there are also still people who believe the earth is flat.

       
      So what is the hold up Mr Mueller? How long can it possibly take to special order the tiny handcuffs? 

      Transcripts of Trump’s calls with Mexico and Australia – Washington Post—

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/politics/australia-mexico-transcripts/?utm_term=.53b1263de65e&wpisrc=nl_p1most-partner-1&wpmm=1

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      The Tale of a SAD Potus’s Weekdays

      Donald Trump sworn in on a bleak black Monday 

      Tried to ban muslims on a stark and stormy Tuesday

      Fired Comey on a grey grizzly Wednesday

      Failed to take healthcare on a mild mellow Thursday

      Took time to golf each Friday through Sunday 

      Mueller meanwhile works to remove Potus soon someday

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      Kushner – Stupid or Criminal?

      As a strategy, playing dumb works when you are caught with your hand in the cookie jar. 

      1. I didn’t know there were cookies in it.
      2. I was looking for my keys.
      3. Is that my hand?
      4. I didn’t realize my hand was there.
      5. My imaginary friend told me to do it, but I don’t know his name.
      6. I was getting you a cookie, because you looked like you were about to slip into a diabetic coma.
      7. I was going to donate the entire jar to a charity for children with cancer.
      8. I heard there were cookies, but when I saw they were oatmeal I left them in the jar…my assistant can verify that.
      9. I thought this was where you keep the nothing burgers.
      10. I was looking for security clearance.

      “I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” ~Kushner

      Jared Kushner has revised and amended disclosures in his application for government White House security clearance 39 times since filing on March 9, 2017.

      He has added financial disclosures, including $10 million in Kushner family real estate holdings, in all he “inadvertently omitted” 77 items.

      “I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector.” ~Kushner

      Jared Kushner also has added more than 100 names to his list of foreign contacts in updated security clearance forms. He claims the original form was submitted prematurely, by accident. 

      Jared Kushner has also confirmed four omitted contacts with Russians during Trump’s presidential campaign and transition.

      “I am happy to share information with the investigating bodies, I have shown today that I am willing to do so and will continue to cooperate as I have nothing to hide.” ~Kushner

      He has agreed to speak to the House and Senate committees only under the stipulation that it be out of the public eye, and NOT under oath. 🤔

      “I did not suggest a ‘secret back channel,’ I did not suggest an on-going secret form of communication for then or for when the administration took office.” ~Kushner

      Kushner denies requesting ‘a secret back channel’ regardless of surveilled audio tapes of a phone call between Sergey Kislyak and the Kremlin, in which Kislyak states exactly that, and voices concern over the strange request.

      At a Dec. 1 2016 meeting with Kislyak, also attended by Flynn, Kushner said he discussed with the Russian ambassador setting up a private communication channel. 

      Wait, what? Okay, I suppose the verbiage was different in what he denied: “setting up a private communication channel was discussed,” but “setting up a secret back channel never happened.” Private and secret are not the same, although my thesaurus disagrees. Either way everything that might appear nefarious was insignificant, and everything suspicious was initially omitted by mistake.

      “At no time was there any discussion about my companies, business transactions, real estate projects, loans, banking arrangements or any private business of any kind,” Kushner

      Kushner admitted to meeting with Russian banker, Sergey Gorkov, head of a Russian state-owned bank and ally of Vladimir Putin, on Dec. 13, 2016. He claims sanctions on Russia were not discussed, and that nothing of substance came from the meeting.

      “The fact that I was asking about ways to start a dialogue after Election Day should of course be viewed as strong evidence that I was not aware of one that existed before Election Day.” ~Kushner

      In addition to the above, Kushner was named as one of the 8 ingredients in the ‘nothing burger’ meeting Don Jr had with Russians on June 9, 2016. Kushner claims he wasn’t interested in discussing “Russian adoption,” so he texted his assistant asking him to call him so he would have an excuse to leave the meeting. 

      It has been established that the meeting had nothing to do with Russian adoption, but rather was an offer of Hillary Clintons hacked emails. 

      Did I step in something? Look, I am not a professional, but I did birth three children. I can clearly see that Jared Kushner had a choice. He could admit guilt, or he could appear to be a complete moron who doesn’t understand why he’s in trouble. Kushner is choosing to play the fool. 

      Let’s see how that holds up with Mueller. 

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      Trump Warns Mueller ~ A Limerick

      A heavy black cloud looms overhead

      Of an orange man whom’s been overfed

      Much colluding with spies

      Russians feed him his lies

      But the proof of his crimes is widespread 

                                      ~

      ‘Don’t, under any circumstances

      Mueller, make anymore advances

      Comey’s career ended

      My twitter feed trended

      Line drawn at Trump family finances’ 

                                      ~

      ‘Crossing that line would cost you your job

      You forget sir I’m tied to the mob

      I am POTUS 45 

      You like being alive?

      This conversation didn’t happen, right Bob?’

                                      ~

      My POTUS sir, you will never be

      I’d still like to say, if it were me

      I wouldn’t be so dumb

      As to point my thumb

      At the crimes you don’t want him to see

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