Who Commissioned the Steele Dossier – A Limerick 

Today I would like to express

Trump’s denial tweets don’t impress

MI6 Agent Steele’s

Penned Dossier’s real

Who commissioned it? I can confess…

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A power family, Republican

Against whom, early on, Trump did run

A dad and dad’s son 

Prez 43 and 41 

Shrub is their last name’s synonym

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Yes, it was Jeb, and Trump knows it well

Lies based on fear have a distinct smell

The dossier’s proved true

Mueller’s using it too

Trump is nervous— it’s easy to tell

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Will Trump Ever Go Away?

I’m sooo tired of writing about this. If anyone is still reading my posts please accept my apologies. I believe there is a medical disorder associated with my ennui. (That’s French) It has yet to be named, so I’ll call it “Depressident.” No, I’m not a doctor, but I google webmd frequently. The symptoms are all French words, and they sound so romantic, but they’re not. Today’s infirmity was caused by a couple of news articles, and because I know my readers don’t like to read I’ll offer a summary.

According to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey, President Trump’s approval rating has sunk to a new low. Only 32% approve of the job Trump is doing.

The Washington Post claims Trump is on track to win re-election.

Wait, both can’t be true…but they are. 

With the perfect storm of—

  • the electoral college, 
  • at least one strong independent on the ballot, like Russia’s little sweetheart Jill Stein, 
  • Russia’s relentless attacks on social media, 
  • Russia’s hacking into our voting system, 

We are screwed… Oh, I almost forgot *gerrymandering is alive and well, but that’s more of a gift for the Republicans in the House of Representatives. *the manipulation of boundaries in an electoral constituency so as to favor one party or class.

I don’t really see the point in holding elections. 
Save the money we would normally spend on elections and let Pence continue to use tax payer dollars to fly the wifey to football games, only for the national anthem, and then fly back to DC. 

Russia is still in our business, what is being done to stop them? Isn’t Trump supposed to be working on a cyber security system with Putin?

The evidence Russians hacked into voting systems of 21 states seems to have been ignored. The DHS has concluded—

“The good news is that, for the most part, most of the things that we saw attempted in 2016 were just that, attempts. There was nothing that impacted the voting tallies, as we said before, and for the most part, these attempts were not successful in any intrusions into systems.” ~ Bob Kolasky, acting deputy undersecretary for DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate

That’s the good news. What is the bad news? Trump is POTUS 45. And did you catch what he said? He said “for the most part these attempts were not successful.” That isn’t reassuring me. Is it only an alarming coincidence that the typically accurate exit polls did not match actual vote counts in many of those hacked states? Hillary Clinton won according to exit polls. 

Why aren’t more people suffering from “Depressident?”

The following are my four proposals, and in order to be effective each must be accomplished in order. 

  1. Indict Trump, his spawn, and his cohorts.
  2. Americans stop being stupid, just stop it.
  3. Abolish the electoral college.
  4. Go to hand counted (not by Russians) paper ballots.
  5. Make gerrymandering illegal.

We have to do this now, because if we wait “Depressident” will be a pre-existing condition, then we’re all screwed. 

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What I Did Not Read Today

Honestly, I’m losing my will to write. Donald Trump has become predictable. It’s the weekend, so he tweets and golfs. Today I look to a newspaper for inspiration. I find one in my driveway, hidden under a mound of leaves fallen from the two hundred year old oak tree whose limbs reach menacingly over my house. It doesn’t scare me. 

I unroll the newspaper and put the rubber band around my wrist to test my ability to feel. Snap… nothing. 

So what do I write about today? This is waste of paper. These headlines could not even entice me to read the stories… I’d rather make up my own—

Washington Post— “Trump says he called Schumer to broker deal with Democrats for ‘a great HealthCare Bill’”

Trump is hallucinating again…Schumer is in bunny slippers, twirling and tossing a baton, while agreeing to everything Donald says.

 
Pulling out my phone I scour Facebook. Snap… nothing. 

I see the tweets du jours and think I should be alarmed. Snap…nothing. I might have been alarmed a few months ago, when I was still young, but today I’m numb. 


Yawn…he wants attention, he poor dotard. moron. Snap…nothing

Donald Trump is abandoned and lonely with his skeleton White House staff. What’s that guy’s name…the one who’s still there Steve or Mike… the military guy who hides his head in his hands when Trump goes off script…oh yea, John Kelly, anyway, even he won’t play with Trump any more. 

Trump is like the kid the whose parents forget to pick up from every birthday party. Sad!

I look at the news on my phone, and it’s equally vapid.

CNN Money— “Why Steven Mnuchin took a $15,000 day trip to New York”

I imagine Mr Mnuchin’s current, and aspiring to be third ex-wife, needed a new Hermès Birkin bag in a darker shade of ochre, to match the stench that rises out of his mouth when he speaks. 

Maybe what I need is a Hermès Birkin bag to lift my spirits… blech not on her payment plan. I’d rather use a plastic grocery bag that says “The Dollar Store.”

Then I see this, and my despair vanishes— Hope springs eternal. For this I pull out my reading glasses in anticipation—


Hallelujah! Finally a story worth reading, a story, of progress it’s finally happening! NO.
The title is completely misleading, and it is the entire story. Democratic lawmakers request the lovely liars by omission, lose their security clearance. It has not happened. It was only a request. I requested my son rake the leaves in my driveway, but that doesn’t mean it will happen. He might never do it, or maybe he’ll do it in the spring after months of snow and ice have fallen and melted. A request does not warrant a story CNN. Snap, snap, snap…nothing. 

I feel myself aging… who has Mueller phone number? 

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How Do I Hate Thee? (POTUS 45) 

A lot from Lydia ~

How do I hate thee? Let me count the days.

I hate thee even knowing quite soon thee might 

Be led out in handcuffs, taken out of sight

For Russian collusion, an invalid presidential race

I hate thee and all thee three a.m.lying twitter communiqués

Thee loser won, but ’tis climate change, the planet lost this fight.

I hate thee freely, as expression is my First Amendment right.

I hate thee covfefe in chief, for “alternate fact” is now a phrase.

I hate thee White SuPresident, Putin’s muse

For twenty one tampered states, for lost electoral faith.

I hate thee for misogyny, racism, trumpery, treason, hypocrisy — choose 

False cries of: “Russian Hoax” I hate thee as Mueller’s breath,

Heats thee orange neck, exposing a traitorous life; and, if God choose,

History shall hate thee better and forever after death.

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*I thank thee Elizabeth Barrett Browning, my inspiration — How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

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Jared Kushner— Hind Sight

Donald Trump is tweeting “Russian hoax” again, and that can only mean one thing.

Something is up, and he’s panicking.

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Forbes Magazine, December 20, 2016, touted Jared Kushner as the enigmatic golden boy who was the secret behind Donald Trump’s surprise win. Eric Smith, former CEO of Google said: “Best I can tell, he actually ran the campaign and did it with essentially no resources.”


He was handsome confidence with a big smile. 

Back to the gushing Forbes interview, what did Kushner say exactly?

“I called somebody who works for one of the technology companies that I work with, and I had them give me a tutorial on how to use Facebook micro-targeting. We brought in Cambridge Analytica. I called some of my friends from Silicon Valley who were some of the best digital marketers in the world. And I asked them how to scale this stuff . . . We basically had to build a $400 million operation with 1,500 people operating in 50 states, in five months to then be taken apart. We started really from scratch.” 


Ruh roh… not so smiley now.

Kushener said: “We brought in Cambridge Analytica — What is Cambridge Analytica? They are a data-mining firm, and one of their biggest investors is billionaire Trump backer Robert Mercer. 

Mercer is also a financer of Breitbart News.  Steve Bannon, or Breitbart News, was also a vice president of Cambridge Analytica until he joined the Trump campaign. 

But wait, there’s more—

Russian operatives purchased ads on Facebook reaching as many as 70 million of Americans. The trolls needed help from someone on the inside to acquire the data they’d need to reach their target audience… to spread propaganda using fabricated news stories, many racially charged, in order to manipulate the minds millions of American voters… and to mobilize hate groups. 

Forbes gave Jared Kushner credit for Trump’s presidential win. He used computer data to target ads in key states on social media, it was genius! Or it may have been had he not done so in tandem with Russia. 

Aiding a hostile foreign entity in order to sway an election— that’s treason, son-in law

Autumn is upon us. Leaves have started succumbing to the season: yellow, red, brown, and then they descend. It seems Trump’s friends and family tree has begun it’s metamorphosis as well. The word on twitter is Paul Manafort has already been indicted. 

Who will be next to fall?

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Donald Trump Goes to the United Nations

Vacillating between two topics today, neither of which is pleasant, reminds me of Republican threats to congress regarding healthcare: “Sign this bill or we stop funding”, aka: “Give me your lunch money or I’ll punch you in the face and take your lunch money.” I hate both choices, but Graham-Cassidy trying to sneak another healthcare repeal through congress on September 30th…will simmer for another day. 

Donald Trump’s speech has made us a laughing stock around the world—yet again, and that merits mention.

Trump owes the United States and the United Nations an apology, but he won’t apologize. I have a suggestion for the UN. You would do well to exclude the U.S. from future meetings until this Trump situation is resolved. The vast majority of Americans will understand the snub, and feel secure in it. 

Donald J Trump, America’s ugly, proudly displayed his stupidity on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly. There are some things you can’t un-say:

“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself.” Donald J Trump to UN

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly during Trump’s speech to the UN seemed a little distraught. Perhaps he doesn’t think Trump should have access to the nuclear codes either.


Fred Kaplan of Slate Magazine called Trump’s UN speech—

“The most hostile, dangerous, and intellectually confused address by an American president to an international audience.” 

But surely we had some reasonable representation there:


So what Rand Paul tells the UN is that votes should be weighted by wealth. The wealthy should control more than they already do. This is the new American democratic ideology: I’m a billionaire, so I take the loaf, and the rest of you can work hard to scoop up the crumbs. 

Let’s go back to the confusion in chief. We expected something big, did we not? After Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, disclosed his intent to indict Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, after a midnight raid of his home: no knock, locks picked, guns drawn, wife frisked, computer files copied, photos taken of everything including his wardrobe, we expected Trump to react.

Something had to come of the disclosure that Manafort has been under the FBI’s microscope since 2014, (get your calculators out millennials— that’s a long time), and Lordy there are tapes! Tapes between Manafort and Russian operatives discussing the Trump campaign, and Trump is on said tapes. These tapes promise to be far more damaging than the pee pee tapes with Trump and under aged sex workers in Russia. 

So, rest easy, this Trump speech was another attempt at distraction, and we knew it would come. 

— It’s Mueller Time…yes, I know I keep saying that and it hasn’t happened. My bored teenaged son tells me I’ve been saying it for a months, but it only feels like the Iowa part of a cross-country drive in February. 

Mueller has only been on this case since May, (millennials…that’s not a long time.) These things take time. According to insiders, Mueller is “attacking this investigation in the way Feds go after an organized crime syndicate”…at lighting speed. 

Speaking of crime syndicate, like tax evasion took down Al Capone, Mueller’s investigation is, in large part, focusing on financial crimes such as tax evasion and money laundering. 

Mueller’s team is digging as deep as 2011 in their document search. October 15 is the deadline to bring charges against Manafort for his 2011 returns. Maybe that is the reason for Mueller’s lightening pace? Lordy I hope so.
Mueller promised Manafort an indictment. Michael “lock her up” Flynn must be next in line, then Carter Page, and the circle gets smaller— perhaps son in-law Kushner due to his Facebook/Russia manipulations, and Don Jr for the nothing burger— until finally the whole Kleptocracy Klan, all the way up to Pence and Trump, will be wearing stripes.

Incidentally, Trump is using Republican National Committee funds to pay his lawyers, directing more than $230,000 to his attorneys in August alone. Is that that legal?  

Meanwhile, the longer Trump reigns, the more damage he does to the United States standing in the world, and our economy. The New York Times reports a $2.7 billion loss in international tourism revenue in the first few months since Trump took office, and tourism to the U.S. continues to steadily decline. Why would anyone choose to plan a trip to a country as unstable as Trump’s America. “MAGA”


Unprecedent Him Already!!

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