Another Manafort Indictment… limerick

In Virginia there’s been some excitement

A newly issued Grand Jury indictment

Against Paul Manafort

And Rick Gates, per report

By Special Counsel— Trump’s “witch-hunt” amendment

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BREAKING NEWS: The felons, this time around,

Committed tax, and bank fraud, Mueller found,

Give a round of applause

There IS probable cause

To presume even these crimes will compound

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Today’s indictments include 32

New charges against both these men who

Hid $75 mill

Laundered $30 more still

And tendered false financial statements too.

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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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The Distraction of Secret Societies

Conservative lawmakers convey concern regarding contents of texts corresponded between two FBI agents Peter Strzok and FBI Council Lisa Page, whereby the couple conversed contemptuously concerning President Trump. They’ve since been canned by Special Council Mueller…ceriously seriously.

Based on a single sarcastic comment by a member of the FBI, a joke— “perhaps this is the first meeting of the ‘secret society,’”

Trey M (Malfoy) Gowdy R-South Carolina, Ron Johnson R-Wisconsin, Matt Gaetz R- Florida, and others in the GOP have made the rounds with FOX, CNN, and any MSM who will listen to their attempts to discredit Mueller, claiming existence of an FBI secret society determined to destroy Trump.

Let’s not forget Devin P (PleaseArrestMe)Nunes. Nunes claims to have information no one else has, but he will not show it. This reminds me of a press conference a few months back when someone, (hmm… Nunes?) said he had evidence proving former President Obama had indeed wired Trump Tower. That wasn’t true then, and this isn’t true now. Perhaps there need to be ethics investigations into Nunes, Gowdy, Johnson, and others who are in violation of DOJ agreement that the information, of said text messages, which were provided to Nunes, were not meant to be shared outside a few designated members of the committee.

Trump’s OWN Department of Justice consider Representative Devin Nunes’ behavior, releasing a classified memo, a threat to national security.

Not surprisingly, Speaker of the House Paul C (Complicit) Ryan is in support of Nunes.

They might add a perfunctory

“what about the Clinton emails”…

Why would Republicans want to discredit the FBI and disregard substantiated reports of Kremlin’s attacks on our democracy?

They are protecting themselves. These politicians are attempting to distract us from their own ties to Russian money, and other issues that might sway public opinion.

How is that strategy working so far? Well, it’s working with Trump’s diehard supporters.Is anybody normal distracted from upcoming events, like Trump’s impending questioning by special council Robert Mueller? Trump’s lawyers have been denied in their requests to limit the scope of Mueller‘s interview.

Has anyone been distracted from the fact that Mueller’s investigation is not going well for Trump and his gang? Papadapoulos likely wore a wire, someone at Manafort’s firm likely had an informant, and this weeks big revelation— former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates has been negotiating a plea deal to flip on his associate Paul Manafort. Speculation is that this will, in turn, force Manafort to flip on Trump.

Gates and Manafort’s testimony might offer proof that Trump is guilty of Russian money laundering. That in addition to the obstruction of justice case Mueller has built give Trump reason to want the FBI discredited. He wants public opinion on his side.

Have any of you middle class working Americans been distracted by your post “tax cut” pay checks? Have your paychecks increased as promised, or have they decreased due to increases in health insurance?

Well, don’t expect Trump to fix healthcare. This weeks most quietly reported news was Donald Trump’s newly confirmed Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. He is a former executive with Eli Lilly, whose legacy is raising prices significantly on drugs sold to American consumers.

The GOP has successfully distracted us with their talk of “the secret society” within the FBI… whose “goal is to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.”

*BREAKING* Trump’s wounds are self inflicted. This will not end well for him, and he won’t go down alone.

All this talk of secret societies isn’t really fair. It’s taking the mystique out of real secret societies, like the ones my children were experts in during middle school. Let’s try to consider how this affects them.

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Trump Hospitalized After Tearing Rotator Cuff in Futile Attempt to Pat Self on Back

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” “So much winning!”

So many billionaires getting more billionairier…y!

Drop in tourism under Trump cost US over 40,000 Jobs,

Bank of America raises rates on it’s poorest customers,

Amazon employees qualify for food stamps,

AT&T lays off 1000s and raises customer fees for services like direct tv,

1000’s of Walmart employees out of work with Sam’s Club Closures,

Kimberly-Clark (Huggies brand) will cut up to 5,500 jobs

30,000 solar panel jobs lost…

It’s all you baby.

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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Can I Get A— “What About Her Emails?!”

Which title to use? There are so many possibilities:

  • Donald Trump— “I Alone Can Fix It.”
  • Irony, hypocrisy, and the GOP
  • “So Much Winning”
  • A GOP Day… Without Government
  • America, the Worlds New Shithole.
  • “So Much Winning!”
  • The Government is Closed for Business

You get the idea. Today felt like Christmas morning… in that I didn’t know what I would find when I woke up.

After GOP leaders locked Democrats out of negotiations and instead sat with lobbyists to write tax legislation, that they passed on their own, they demanded Democrats sign the check. This standstill continued when I fell asleep… face in popcorn.

I woke weary with anticipation and looked at the news headlines on my phone with some satisfaction. I found the Democrats did not completely roll over to enable the failure that is Donald Trump to continue.

In fact, this was not a vote that went along party lines. There were a number of crossovers from both parties. Several Democrats from Red states voted yes to the proposed budget, and several Republicans voted no. More specifically, the following Republicans also voted against the budget— Senator Flake, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Lindsey O. Graham. Own it Mr. President.

In the end Mitch A.(Am-I-a-turtle) McConnell and Paul E.(Eats-small-children) Ryan did not have the votes. We can guess who they blame.

He who holds power of the majority, in all branches of government shall blame the minority, (democrats), for their own political impotence. — I am pretty sure that’s in the constitution.

Paul Ryan, who received government assistance as a child, tried to use children’s healthcare to shame members of congress into supporting their policies. In order to balance the tax cuts for Koch Industries, and Wells Fargo, and Pfizer, and Goldman Sacs, and Walmart and Apple and Exxon and etc. Ryan held a press conference implying that those who vote no “don’t want healthcare for kids.”

McConnell tweeted a similar sentiment.

Mitch McConnell is a no-brainer… literally. CHIP expired three months ago and the GOP could have reauthorized it at any time. They did not.

… and let’s try that old standby now

Can I Get A—

“What About Her Emails!?!”

What happens now that there is no government?

The Ten Commandments of Government shut down.

  1. The middle class shall get screwed. Government employees go on immediate unpaid leave.
  2. Thou shalt exclude politicians from unpaid part of #1. Politicians shall receive pay continuance.
  3. Thou shalt not attain passport. Who wants to leave this shithole anyway?
  4. Mail will prevail. Rain, sleet, snow, government shut down, nor hail, shall ever stop the US mail.
  5. Thou shalt not receive word of financial aid for college. Because planning for college isn’t stressful enough.
  6. Air Traffic Control, and Essential Military and Defense shall continue. Those who planned ahead with their passports can expect all typical ATC delays, of which they are accustomed, to proceed as usual.
  7. Thou shall not be ticketed for enjoying Dog Parks without permits. Grab your dog, Fish Face, and head over to the forest preserve dog park, No one will be on duty to ticket those without permits. (Don’t take my word on that, and it’s very muddy this time of year, so dress accordingly.)
  8. Mueller shall carry on his investigation.
  9. Grandma shall receive her social security and Medicare, (although perhaps delayed.)
  10. Donald S. (Stable Genius)Trump will golf on your dime. But you knew that.

How the press is covering this:

MSNBC: There’s a government shutdown looming.

CNN: shutdown 2018.

FOX: Searching the Woods for Hillary Clinton. Yep, it’s true.

In summation, McConnell did not even have 50 Republican votes, so he can not, (but will), blame Democrats.

IN OTHER NEWS:

  • It has been a year since the Women’s March and we trod on, marching around the world again today.

ALSO:

  • In an attempt to redeem themselves Deutsche Bank reported questionable transactions involving President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, to German securities regulators and will forward the info to special prosecutor Robert Mueller.
  • The FBI is investigating whether top Russian banker Alexander Torshin, who has close ties to the Kremlin, sent money to the NRA to help President Trump win the election. – Mclatchy reports
  • Oh…marosa is lawyering up, word is she may have secretly taped White House conversations. Lordy, I hope there are tapes.

Happy Anniversary Donald Trump… is this what Happy is?

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