Texas

The narcissistic President of the United States doesn’t get the headlines from ‘real news outlets’, and it gnaws at his insides.

Texas comes before Trump no matter what is going on but, you can be sure he is far from the heart, and spirit of Texans in distress.  

He probably doesn’t understand people helping people regardless of whether or not their backgrounds appeal to the Trump palette.

Trump is a passing headline; Texas is not.  Texans do not have the heart to look in to backgrounds during this crisis.  What they do know is, ‘we are people, and we will help other people in a crisis.’

Trump’s arrival in Texas was another one of Trump’s cancerous ‘hey look at how many people turned out to see me!’ campaign stops.  It was a congratulatory stop as he did tell the Texas governor that they could congratulate each other in the near future.

It was all about how well Trump would be handling the Texas crisis.  ‘Better than any other similar crisis has ever been handled in U.S. history.’  This would be epic.

He did lead a pep rally attesting to the strength of Texans.  

He wore a “USA” hat that is for sale on the Trump web site.  As far as the President was concerned, Texas was a photo-op for him, and his wife.  While we’re at it, why not a little business with pleasure? 

Texans are people, and at times like this, still need a ‘presidential President’ surpassing a pep rally.

Did the President reassure the nation of anything?  Did the President show any empathy?  Did he get wet?  Did he meet with any evacuees?  Did he show up at any shelters?  What about Police Officer, Sgt. Steven Perez who  insisted on getting to work to help those in need but, drowned en route?  Nothing from this fake President.

Nothing, until it’s too late, and the educated Trump tries to read from a teleprompter.

What the heck was he doing there except to admire the ‘big’ crowd showing up to see him, and looking for some admiration without doing anything for anybody in Texas.

Again, he was not Presidential but, what else is new?  If nothing else, Donald Trump was in the way.  Get the hell out of Texas!

Trump plans to return to Texas, and will appear to be Presidential because someone like John Kelly will inform him of his miscues.  

You’ll still see the same, ‘I don’t really care because I honestly do not know how to care. ‘  The President acting like a ‘fake President for ‘real’ News which will find the President, a day late, and too many dollars short.

There is no lawless sheriff checking identification.  Only people rescuing their neighbors.

Just like the first, and subsequent responders, I don’t care if you’re Black, White, Asian, Latino, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist or anything else because nobody’s asking questions.  They’re just doing what good people do for others in  this kind of situation.  This is what explains American Community to people like the President.

The President has no idea how to identify with an empathetic community.  It is hard to understand but, narcissism is an illness.  This is the illness that seems to plague the President.

The  responsible real public press is doing their very best at keeping us  up to date with the moment to moment coverage of the ‘real news.’

On to Missouri, the President made another campaign stop with Texas as just a memory, Trump made no mention of Texas continuing in a suffering mode. Not an ounce of empathy for these people because it just isn’t there.

Hurricane Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm moving off land but, trailed right back to land mass over Texas, and Louisiana dropping more rain. 

We must let these people know that we care.  This whole country is concerned for those enduring through this event, and so very sorry for their losses.  

This is even harder to write as I continue watching the live video unveiled on TV as the crisis is far from over.

Trump continues to treat this crisis as if it was merely a reality tv show ‘series’ no different from the one he used to host.

I’ve done my very small part to the best of my ability with a contribution to the American Red Cross.

Another read on Harvey.

Pardon Me

It is time to do some work on some clarification of Presidential Pardons.  

I’m convinced the work needs to be done immediately if not sooner.  Time for mass restrictions on the Presidential pardons.

As we may about to be uncovering one of the greatest crimes at the top level in the nation’s history, we are about to see gross misuse of the President’s ability to pardon some or, all involved pardoned from their crimes just because, they can be pardoned by, the President. 

Are we or, are we not a nation of laws?  We are suppose to be a nation of laws where we often proclaim, “No one is above the law.”

Why is it then, that our President is allowed to operate above the law by, allowing others to operate on the wrong side of the law, and sometimes profit absurd amounts of money at the expense of someone else who might be less fortunate?

Due to their prominence or status in society, they simply get pardoned with no consequences to suffer for their wrong doing.  It may have nothing to do with prominence or, status.  Maybe it is simply a personal friend or, acquaintance of the President.

If I don’t fit as one of those puzzle pieces, and committed the same crime,  I will have to suffer all the consequences.

I’m not wealthy but, could not conceive of committing any crime nor, could I put anybody else in jeopardy for financial gain.  It would be an insult to my parents, and especially my Father.

If I am to be wealthy, it will not be a stipend from my parents as they both died many years ago.

I recognize the many financial mistakes I’ve made but, as of right now, they are gone.  They don’t matter any more.   

I’m left to do it on my own.  I’ve tried a million times, a million ways.  There are times I could have done better with better choices.  

By choice, I made it to here, and as a senior citizen I’m grateful because I still have time to try.

Now, I’ll have lots of room to enjoy my success.  Without a stipend, and inside the law.

 

 

Why Trump Continues To Fail

Why is it, the President of the United States continues to fail?

Donald Trump knows nothing about, the art of the deal.

In a true Trump dictatorship, I would be beheaded for such a characterization of the Lord.  I would have taken the Lord’s name in vain.  Lord Trump.  A false Lord but, by the time it is recognized as true by the majority of the populace, it’s too late.

Give me your tired, poor, and huddled masses has no meaning to these backward Christians.  They call it Christianity but, that’s a misnomer as the only belief allowed on this land is, Lord Trump’s gospel of greed.

A man who received a major stipend from his fortunate father.  Without that stipend there would be no Lord Trump.  The stipend was so large, Donald Trump had no choice but, to remain a rich man.  

It was not really known whether Trump blew the stipend, amassed a great deal of debt, and was possibly living a facade on borrowed money.  Perhaps, at least in this case, there is no ‘art of the deal.’

He had much of what money could buy but, had an ego that demanded much more…

Trump made it to President of the United States.  He couldn’t stop nor, did he consider he could fail.  Before his term as President ended he canceled the election as his ego could not accept even the possibility of a loss.

Instead; He became Lord Trump but, many refused to have a false Lord before them.  It was clear, the Lordship of Trump had no control over the Universe built, and created by something greater than Trump himself.

The true Lord of the Universe prevailed, and Donald Trump found himself at a loss, subservient to something greater, better, and mightier than Donald Trump who folded like a bad poker hand.

The Universe would always have the upper hand.

The Witch Hunt Is Over

Let me be the first to inform the misinformed Godfather of the Trump Family that the witch hunt is over.  Oh, wait….there never was a witch hunt.  

To the naive, to the uninformed there may be an on-going witch hunt.  

To the rest of us, and there are many of us who hold our Constitutional Democracy in the highest esteem.  We are more interested in country over political partisanship.

 There have been irregularities to say the least, attacking the American Constitution from outside sources.  Most probably, Russia.

Those allegations even being a possibility, I would expect my elected officials would want to get to the bottom of that possibility to insure that there is no way for it to happen, again if indeed, that is what happened.

I would never expect the President of the United States to be impeding any investigation of those possibilities.

I would have never thought the leading member of the United States Senate would stand in the way based on his perceived view of his political party taking precedence over the United States Democracy.   

When the President resists investigating any possibility of an attack on our country, it is once again to say the least, troubling, and questions do arise.

When the President resists, there are questions.  Why is the President resisting an investigation?  What is he hiding?

Specifically, for Mr. Trump this is not a witch hunt, it is a continuing investigation wherever the facts may lead.  

As the President says, it’s “very sad.”  

Due to Trump’s naiveté, lack of comprehension, and misinformation, all real facts seem to be leading directly toward Donald Trump.

Donald Trump is all about, the victimization of Donald Trump with no second thoughts to what is best for the United States.  No thought whatsoever to the status of the United States within the International Community.  

The United States Presidency is just another job poorly executed to add to the list of jobs not so well done in a lifetime under the Trump namesake.  

It appears as the current investigation concludes, there will be an appropriate dismissal.

I am sure at that time, the printed press will many times over be right on it, with that headline bringing so much delight to this President’s life; “You’re Fired!” 

Confession: I Used To Be A News Junkie

TV News has been a favorite in my life, morning, noon, and night.

As I’ve said before; I am proud of the free press we have in the U.S.A.  They do bring us the real news, and most often with a twist or, a spin.  

I credit myself as smart enough to know when the news is being spun with a partisan view.  I get it but at the core is, the real news.

What is dangerous to any free society is when the government discredits that country’s free press, and people believe it.  It is a danger when a country’s leader proclaims that only he/she is the purveyor of the only true news, and more dangerous is when the public takes that leader at his/her word.   

There seems to be a real problem when the mainstream becomes figuratively in a marriage of blind bliss, and adoration of a Prime Minister, Dictator or, President regardless of that leader’s support for country first.

The terminology for ‘fake news’ comes from a Russian Intel document.  It is part of the Russian strategy to bring down democracies.  That is why I became alarmed with Trump using the same terminology in an attempt to turn the people against a free press.  Beware.  Trump has been somewhat successful.

I’m watching less news than I have in the past.  It can be a source of negative vibration if allowed.  I was allowing all the news I was reviewing to become a strong negative vibration which is not where I want to be located.

On the other hand, each of us should stay informed but, watching the news every waking hour is just a bit much.

My suggestion:  Watch the news with a spin that complements your own as long as you recognize the news story from the spin.  Don’t make the news a source of anxiety.

FOX, MSNBC, and CNN all have a spin that could work in your specific favor.

I’m converted from every waking hour to about 2 hours daily at most.  If I notice it is becoming too much of an anxiety for my own good, I’m done in less time.  

I’ve been liking HGTV more, and more.

 

Dems & Repubs or Russia?

Dems, and Repubs aligned but, combined for our Constitutional Democracy or, one nation under Russia. That’s the choice.   

The USA’s 2020 President may not be fairly elected.  The 2020 President of the USA may be quite familiar.  A puppet.  An American but, a puppet complete with strings to a puppeteer in Moscow.

How could this happen?  Vladimir Putin found a willing playmate to assist Americans to play right in to the Vladimir Putin play book.

Some of the characterizations of the Putin play book include but, are not limited to the following description.

  1.  Target the free press.  Use the term, ‘fake news’ to describe every news story that is non-supporting.  Do not deviate from the practice as the general public will begin, and finally turn on their own free media.  Create an alternative fact volume to contrast any ‘fake news.’

  2. Rise above any one theology, thought or, group, and become a beloved personality.  Promise the Promised Land, promise everything to everyone.  You don’t have to deliver once arriving.

  3. Create extreme divisiveness between factions within a country by, incorporating the steps below.

  4. Create chaos.  Create enhanced hatred amongst factions of democratic societies.

  5. Infiltrate via social media.  Plant ‘fake news.’  Shift from subject matter, and bully with racial, religious epitaphs in comments.

  6. Enhance personal relationships with foreigners to incorporate as cooperating agent.

Those are just a few characterizations taken from Russian Intelligence papers generally available to anyone willing to look for them.

Judging from the above, wouldn’t you say, far, and wide, the USA is playing right in to this play book?

Look at the comment pages on any place from Youtube to Facebook to Twitter.  

Many bullying comments leaving subject matter way behind in favor of a change to who could insult who with the deepest stab wounds.  

Those are the trolls for the Russian government.  They may not even realize it but, they are catering to, and assisting Vladimir Putin.

So, while we may align with one political party or, another, Vladimir Putin is playing us in preparation for puppet strings pulled from Moscow.

Many Americans are playing directly out of the Russian play book to insure our democracy is brought down with other democracies around the world.

Thanks to worldwide intel, the French people would not bow to the Russians as we bowed.  Putin wanted Trump, and got him.  Look how well the play book worked for Donald Trump.  By contrast in France, Putin’s intended new president was defeated as the French public was paying attention, and keenly aware of Russia’s desires.

Personally, I couldn’t support either candidate in our last election but, how much of that was spoiled successfully by the Putin Play book?

The point is; Are we going to come together as Republicans, and Democrats combined or, as one under Vladimir Putin, and a Russian regime pulling the strings in Washington?  After all, Putin has found more willing play mates in the USA than he has in France.

This paves the way for a Vladimir Putin victory in the USA 2018 elections!

Punch ‘Em Out; Get ‘Em Outta Here

The Turkish autocracy has no respect for peaceful protests.  They have also not been reprimanded though, John McCain wants to throw the Ambassador out of the country.

Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan  was at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. last week amidst a peaceful protest.  Erdogan sent some thugs out to physically accost the protesters, and turned a peaceful protest in to something it didn’t have to become.

And constitutionally, it’s not allowed to happen, in the United States.

Erdogan ‘stole’ an election in Turkey, turning it in to an autocracy at a rapid pace, and now on a fast track to become Turkey’s dictator.  It is where a lot of autocracies seem to end up.

The press in Turkey is getting the screws turned.  They better be careful on how this incident is brought forward as jail could be imminent with any opposition to the leadership.  Kind of like what Trump would like to do with the opposing media in contrast to Constitutional protections in the United States.

It could be that Trump considers that ‘piece of paper’ merely a piece of paper that can be cut up with a pair of scissors.  He hasn’t an inkling as to what is contained in the Constitution as he feels free to run rampant with his own rules even in contrast to the document that governs our country.

The way this Turkish scuffle was handled was counter to our rights as outlined in our Constitution.  The right to assembly, and the right to peacefully protest.

Kind of like several Trump campaign rallies.  In one of these pep-rallies, Trump asked the crowd where these people come from???

Where do these people come from?  Do I really have to answer that?

While there are two major political parties, there are several others, and Independents like me as well.

Trump was running to become President of all of us, and should have been cognizant of what is capable of happening at a politically charged pep rally.  It was up to him to take the high road but, without any surprise for me, he didn’t.

His handling of the opposing Americans at his pep-rallies was anything but, American.  He could have acknowledged them without the strong arm tactics so many ruthless autocrats, and dictators handle protests.

The protesters should have shown a little class as well by, maintaining a peaceful protest outside of the Trump pep-rallies.  It was not a reason for Trump to dip down in class as well.  He was running to become leader of the free world.  Trump’s example then, as well as now seems to be the attitude of someone taking ownership of yet, another property.  Not a leader of freedom.

Trump appears serious all the time to a fault.  He appears old, and grumpy without any happiness or joy in his life.  Seems as though it is an effort to keep up the persona of a tough guy with the usual seemingly purposeful frown.

Washington, he is learning, is not as simple as deal making.  At least not the kind of deal making he’s done in the past.

Trump has since said, “This is not as easy as it seems.”  No.  It isn’t easy.  He owes lots of apologies that will never be given. Tough guys don’t say they’re sorry.  Probably a sign of weakness.

It’s not a sign of weakness.  It’s a sign of a kid who’s never grown up.  Just a little kid who can’t get along with most of the adults in the room or, their kids.  A spoiled, coddled child.

Unfortunately, as Trump well knows, it takes a full grown man (or woman) who can diplomatically face his opponents.  

Any Erdogan like bumble brain can use a little paid for muscle.  Imagine, you can be a total idiot to hire muscle to quell an opponent’s voice.  The problem with that simplistic solution is; You may get a few for now but, they keep coming back in bigger numbers.

That’s why it takes merely an idiot to pay for muscle.