Category Archives: Be Afraid

Turn Out The Lights, The Party’s Over

The violence and hatred spawned by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend received and deserved nearly universal condemnation this week. Except in the White House, where Donald Trump and other close associates took off their sheets and unmasked themselves for the fearful racists many of us suspected they were all along.

Here is a man who denounces American war heroes and handicapped journalists at the drop of a hat, but can’t bring himself to renounce the Ku Klux Klan or Nazi sympathizers. For all practical purposes, the Trump presidency has ended. The only question left is how to remove this cancer on American democracy quickly and effectively in order to minimize the damage he is doing to our country every day. Vice President Mike Pence, who also can’t make himself criticize the American Nazi movement, has to go, too.

The only thing I’d really like to hear (or read from Donald Trump’s Twitter feed) is that he is stepping down from the presidency to devote more time to his family.

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Making America Great Some More

“President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him. He has an unparalleled ability to communicate with people, whether he is speaking to a room of three or an arena of 30,000. He has built great relationships throughout his life and treats everyone with respect. He is brilliant with a great sense of humor … and an amazing ability to make people feel special and aspire to be more than even they thought possible.”
— White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks, May 29, 2017

Despite the constant negative press covfefe
— President Donald J. Trump, via the early morning Twitterbox, May 31, 2017

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Line Of The Day

“A mere 117 days into his presidency, Trump has already amassed a collection of scandals and failures that most presidents take years to acquire.”

– Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank

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Glimmer Of Hope

Maybe, just maybe we can stave off slipping into a version of Idiocracy as I mentioned yesterday.

In less than 24 hours since that posting, three major new Trump hits have happened:

→ The New York Times, followed by other media, have confirmed Comey took written notes immediately following a one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump in which Trump asked Comey to kill off the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn, and instead investigate how it is that news reporters keep receiving leaked news tips such as Comey’s written notes. Comey refused. Then, as we know, Trump fired Comey. Obstruction of justice much?

Flynn was canned by President Trump after news reports revealed that Flynn had lied to Vice President Mike Pence about meetings he’d had with the Russian ambassador. It also turns out Flynn was being paid as a foreign agent to Turkey while serving as U.S. National Security Counsel.

→ The Washington Post listened to and verified the authenticity of a 2016 tape in which House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow Republican House leaders that he things now-President Trump and U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California, have been receiving payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At first his GOP comrades laughed, thinking McCarthy was kidding, the Post reported, until McCarthy added, “Swear to God.”

At that point, House Speaker Paul Ryan immediately swore the group to secrecy. “No leaks, alright?,” the Post quoted Ryan as saying “This is how we know we’re a real family here. What’s said in the family stays in the family.”

(Just as an aside, what does this tell you about Congressional Republicans’ loyalty to party vs. country? Is the Mafia loyal to Italy? Just askin’)

→ Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel in charge of investigating this whole stinking mess – including authority to prosecute when and if he deems it necessary. Thus, a glimmer of hope for America.

Wouldn’t it be great to get a good night’s sleep for once?

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