Monday, June 26, 2017

Take on the Trump tell.

Claude Taylor said it better than I could, even if I've tried my best to say so for months. Trump has a tell and it's a really obvious one. Basically when Trump has done something wrong, he accuses others of that same exact thing. People are liars, crooks, cheats or plain corrupt which are all just ways to describe Trump. And the biggest tell yet isn't about being crooked or about lying, it is about a hacked election. For months he accused Hillary of that exact thing, countless Mexicans racing over the border to cast illegal votes, a theory which has proven to have a much merit as the Ted Cruz-JFK thing. But this s where it gets interesting, nobody has proven anything and no legit media outlet is even alleging it, the only one pointing in a hacked election direction is one Donald J Trump. Who knows if it is true but it would certainly help explain all those wrong polls.

Now how about that Little Marco comment??

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Take on the obsession

Did our president complain that Obama used his term "mean"?   He has to be the most self centered,egomaniacal narcissist we have ever had hold the office and that is saying something.   But his obsession with himself is only matched with his obsession with Obama, Barack is totally in his head at this point.  

This is class A trolling and the funny thing is that Obama isn't even trying.  You just know that Trump wakes up at night in an angry sweat, so angry that Obama has a prettier smile, nicer clothes and a better ###.   He just can't do anything other than focus on Obama, it's so pathetic.  He tries with the Crooked Hillary stuff but it just doesn't give him the fix, he's like the little kid who is trying to get the attention of the older neighbor, to the point he'll eventually run the car off the road to try to get his attention

 

sadly the car is our country 






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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Take on the Kushner Middle East Trip

Nobody could have guessed that peace in the Middle East could be so hard!! Jared Kushner flew to see Netanyahu and then Abbas. The issue is that Kusher did to come to listen, he didn't even come to negotiate, he just came down to tell Abbas exactly what Netanyahu wanted. It's weird that this approach didn't seem work for the Palestinians, a 35 year old bratty Jewish kid flying in from New York telling him what to do
I have no why this didn't work.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Take on Trump's U.K. Ambassador nomination

Donald Trump did something right for once. Although it wasn't exactly news, he did officially nominate Woody Johnson to become the U.K. ambassador. Its not all good because if Woody can run official US twice as well as he ran the Jets, we'll likely be on the brink of a new revolutionary war, so that sucks but with Trump at the helm, that may be the least of our worries. What is good news is that he'll step away from running the day to day operations of the Jets which can only be a good thing as he has to be the most incompetent owner this side of Jim Dolan.
Woody from Toy Story could do a better job than this clown

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Take on the press briefings

Our White House has gone off the deep end...it's been months since Trump has had a press conference which like most things he does, was something he criticized Hillary of not doing during the campaign. But today they have gone even further, with the Press Briefing not being televised. Rumor is that they first tried to stop all recordings but after pressure agreed to just audio ones. I can't think of a legitimate reason that our White House refuses to make available the state of our country I can though think of plenty of not so legitimate reasons to not broadcast it. And most of them have to do with the fact that Spicer has gotten very fat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Take on the Rubio hug

Marco Rubio is just a creepy dude. Between those weird transistor size ears, him always lunging for bottles of water, constant sweat pouring down his face and that robotic tone, he just seems like the kind of guy women would avoid.

Enter Ivanka Trump who had less than no interest in hugging Rubio, maybe it was because she disagrees with him on an issue, maybe it's because she wants to defend her daddy or maybe it because she doesn't like to interact with the help but Rubio went in with the weird hug and Ivanka stood there like one of those statues on Rapa Nui. They tried to play if off later, but anybody with two sets of eyes could see that she didn't want his sweaty forehead all over her Versace dress, and really, who can blame her

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Take on Russian Trump

I've been saying for months that the Russian Trump interference goes much further than the 2016 election...that was just the culmination. Everybody sees the admiration that Trump has had for Putin, everybody knows Trump's relationships and business deals on that side of the iron curtain goes back decades and we all can see from Eric Trump's comments that money has been flowing in from Russia. Nobody is surprised by any of this anymore but what hasn't been made clear is how Trump used the Russians or better yet how the Russians used Trump.

You can't tell me that you honestly believe Trump is a genius businessman, most of his ideas are tacky disasters. Take a Trump air or Trump Steaks or Trump University, they are all lame and genuinely bad ideas. The kinds of ideas that your idiot cousin would invest in if he ever hit the lottery. The one thing he has made his money on is developments but why for a guy who was so bad at so many other things, was he good at that? I think it comes down to Trump getting a little help.

Basically the Russians were using Trump as a cash mule to launder money through off-shore companies who needs to park their found money into assets, ones that could appreciate.
Nobody knows how to value real-estate, especially high end real estate, so it's a perfect way to funnel money and Trump had it set up to basically collecting a vig. Oligarchs were buying and selling apartments they never planned to live in, just leaving their money parked -and their apartments empty- until the next oligarch could come in and give them some cash relief. Values could easily go up or down depending on the market, we aren't talking about a cookie cutter tenement apartment here.
And this is how hey will get him eventually, through a complex money laundering scheme.

They used Trump's name and allowed him bus space and then, one day, they saw an opportunity and thought they'd take this big time at which time Trump descended that escalator and we were all screwed

Monday, June 19, 2017

Take on Panama

Despite his own assertions, our president is not very bright, this has been established over and over again. He has repeatedly shown no interest in a deep dig -or even a shallow one- asking his briefings to be dumbed down to only a few words in bullet point format with the important parts bolded.
 So it is no surprise when he embarrassed himself  again today. He welcomed the president of Panama and after his typical "we have a lot of important things we will be discussing that are very important to both of us" line he went with a typical Trumpism.
 He said "the Panama Canal is doing quite well" which you just know is the only thing he knows about their entire country despite having gotten a briefing right before meeting him, a briefing he promptly ignored

The guy couldn't find Panama in a collection of shitty 80's songs, there is no way he'd find it on a map. But this is Trump, he has no intellectual curiosity, no emotional awareness and no interest in anything that doesn't have a Trump logo on it.
I bet he can tell you the exact location of those windmills that they tried to overlooking his golf course in Scotland but wouldn't be able to tell you the name of President of Mexico

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Take on Trump's Middle East

I guess Syria is now Trump's war, win or lose.  I'm not talking about that attack on that air base, the wink wink agreement with the Russians or the fact we shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter today but actually the fact that the map of the land actually looks like Trump's gigantic head.  Maybe this is just somebody trolling Trump using some coloring but it is uncanny.


And if it is his head that would make Jordan his turkey neck, Saudia Arabia his giant belly, Yemen and Oman his feet, Kuwait his tiny hand which leaves Qatar as....his minuscule winkie.

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/middle_east_and_asia/middle_east_pol_2003.jpg






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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Take on the wedding planner

Everybody was complaining that Trump hired Eric Trump's wedding planner to head NY Federal housing authority because, well, she's a wedding planner not a housing planner. But we know Trump only hires the best people and maybe this woman is more qualified than her boss, Ben Carson, to run housing, only because you can't be any less qualified than Ben Carson.
Then again, maybe Trump is planning on getting married again and just wanted to keep her in the fold so that he can get a deal the next time around. Maybe even keep her on a federal payroll and let Joe Q Taxpayer foot the bill

Friday, June 16, 2017

Take on the Pence hostage negotiation

Somebody call the hostage negotiators in Washington DC, it seems Mike Pence is being held against his will like that college kid in North Korea. Mike Pence is no saint, quite honestly he is probably a liberal's worst nightmare but I'd think that he is at minimum a patriot. At least until he met Trump, the big orange elephant is like the opposite of King Midas, turning everything he touches to crap.
I'm not sure how far this Russian hacking, obstruction, money laundering, hooker peeing thing really goes but I'm sure it will implicate Donald, Little Donald, Eric, Page, Flynn, Manafort and Kushner. Sessions will, at minimum, be found to have obstructed, Spicer will be incriminated somehow but may walk although it wouldn't be surprising if he had to go door to door to announce he moved into the neighborhood. The question is Pence... as the head of the transition, he must have known Flynn was being investigated when Flynn disclosed this even if Pence claims he didn't know until it came out a month into the presidency. I'd think he has kept himself out of the fray but the stench of trump seems to be one he can't get off, like getting sprayed by a big orange skunk

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Take on Trump Island

Trump told a mayor of a small island off Virginia that he didn't think he had to worry about the island sinking because, well I guess, Trump knows more about science than the scientists. 
This is typical Trump,  bloviating about things he knows nothing about and people believing that he knows something

Maybe we can trade Trump the next 3.5 years of his presidency for that island.  He can live there forever, like a Gilligans island scenario

Trump =Gilligan

Bannon = the skipper constantly hitting Trump with his hat

Pence and Mrs Pence  can be the millionaire and his wife

Kushner can be the professor everybody expecting him to figure out a way off the island but him never getting there 

Ivanka can be Ginger

and Huckabee's dumpy daughter can be Maryanne

 

  




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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Take on the Sessions testimony

Lost in all the news yesterday was the absolutely horrifying display of incompetence by our attorney general. It's not just the fact that nobody believes that he's innocent, it's the fact that he basically admitted that he has memory loss and can't handle a bit of pressure. I saw reports that he used a variation of "I don't recall" more than 30 times, for somebody who is in charge of our law enforcement, this is troubling. Then, when pressed by Kamala Harris, he went with the "when you ask me a lot of questions, I get nervous". That's what you need out of a guy in charge of interrogations, police work and other high stress situations, a guy who gets nervous when asked a few questions. Questions he must have prepared for.

Maybe instead of handling law enforcement and overseeing the FBI, he should be sitting on a rocking chair at some retirement home in Alabama, he's obviously not able to do his job.

So we thank you for your service, Mr. Sessions, don't let the warrant for your arrest for obstructions hit you on the ass on your way out

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Take on the hacked elections

I've been saying it for weeks, there was more to this election hacking than a few FakeNews articles.  The more you read it, the more it sounds like they got close to the actual voting machines. 

Remember that Trump constantly spoke about illegal voters. It never made sense because how would the Russians know which dead people were on the rolls, well now that is becoming clear.  The question is did they just infiltrate the rolls and machinery or do something about it.  The Bloomberg article seems to suggest that there were no known shenanigans but I don't see any reason Russia would go through the trouble of getting that close and then just closing the doors 

And if so, then the Facebook bots and FakeNews were not meant to influence voters as much as hey were to give the appearance that he had bigger support than he actually did.  

This story is far from done





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Monday, June 12, 2017

Take on Trump's twitter blocking

For a guy who constantly mocks others (Crooked Hillary, Lyin' Ted, Lowe energy Jeb!, Little Marco etc) our president sure has thin skin. He often touts his gigantic twitter followers, even if it has been revealed that nearly half of them are cyborgs with the mission to spread FakeNews. But what is sad! is that Trump has been blocking users who are engaging him in conversation. To be fair, these people aren't looking to engage him in normal dialogue but mostly mock him for any number of his inadequacies. But the question is now asked, whether Trump, as president, can block citizens from his account or if that is an infringement on their freedom of speech.
But what it really tells you is that Trump is reading the comments, how else would he know what the commentary is. I've clicked on commentary on Paris Hilton or Obama in the past and it's mostly vile stuff about shoving cucumbers up their five holes but I doubt either takes much notice. Trump seems to be he opposite and our president is spending time
reading the commentary to his stupid posts
Great job Mr. President, you are more sensitive to criticism than Paris Hilton.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Take on the web of lies

What Trump doesn't realize is that he is really in a heap load of trouble. It's like the kid who keeps trying to change the subject when he gets caught with his dinky in the cookie jar but luckily for everybody Mueller isn't some pushover parent. Trump's new thing is to try to dismiss his campaign's ties to Russia and his own lies by dumping it all on Comey. It's hard to know whether Trump realizes how wrong he is but right now it will come down to one thing, his inability to ever tell the truth.
It's not as if this wasn't apparent to anybody watching and paying attention, it's that half this country just didn't care. They were had, hoodwinked and conned into the worst president we've ever seen and the rest of us are stuck with the consequences. I know his core support will never erode below 25% or something which is where Nixon was at the height of the impeachment but at least Nixon was our crook, with Trump you never know which side he's on

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Take on the temper tantrum in chief

I thought that, at minimum, our president was supposedly charming. Behind the rough facade, there was a deal maker, a guy who could charm men and women alike with his charisma and intellect. Instead we are stuck with a president with the intellectual curiosity of a plant, the ethics of a five card monty dealer and the charm of a rug burn.
The first international trip our president took was described by many as a disaster but that was the just from the outside looking in, but now we're starting to get the first word in the inside portion and it doesn't paint a rosy picture, either. Trump is a perpetual child, temper tantruming his way through any perceived slight and he's only getting worse as he gets more cranky.
It's getting closer and closer to having a kindergarten kid at the helm of the worlds biggest economy and lethally equipped army. This sounds like a recipe for disaster but at least he has the smartest and brightest working for him.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Take on the Comey testimony

 Comey's  testimony had a bunch of bombshells yesterday but many people point to exchange where he was questioned over the term "hope" and whether it meant intent.  
He wrote in those memos that Trump said: "'I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go."

 If this isn't exactly how Tony Soprano would say it, I don't know what would be.    I'd hope you can find a way to let this little instance of disorderly conduct go, my son's a good guy and we wouldn't want anything to happen to your family. 

There is nothing about the way Trump handled this that is professional or presidential.  He's just adept enough to not incriminate himself, using terminally that is innocuous enough that it's hard to prove intent.   I wonder where he learned that. 



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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Take on the 36+ hours of silence

A lot of people hoping to get drunk during today's ComeyBowl were bitterly disappointed. There were drinking games set up with people having to do a shot every time Trump live tweeted the event but 2+ hours passes and Trump stayed quiet. Even now, 12 hours after Comey got in front of the committee, he's been quiet. Maybe his Galaxy phone died, maybe his aids hid his plug, maybe they turned off the Wifi but either way, they finally figured out a way to keep the orange leader quiet and we're better off for it.

That reminds me, when they finally get proof of him personally colluding with and working in the best unrest of Russia, the NY Post should go with the headline Agent Orange

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Take on the latest Quinnipiac poll

The latest polling came out from Quinnipiac which showed that Trumps approval rating is now around 34% which is ludicrously low for a president in his honeymoon period not named Gerard Ford.
But what was more surprising was not the fact that 34% still see him favorably and only 57% see him unfavorably. What is shocking is the 9% who said they didn't have enough information to make a decision. Come on people, it's been 137 days after a year long campaign for a guy whose been in the media spotlight for decades.

We can all agree he is woefully unqualified, temperamental and physically repulsive, even if 35% of us like that about him. So, I sort of get the people who are still all in, mainly because I'm aware that a similar percentage of Americans park their trucks on their lawn and drink warm Bud Lites and smoke Marlboros in their above ground pools.

But who is this 9% who doesn't have an opinion at this point?? If there was ever a polarizing figure, it's Donald.
That's like having no opinion about whether you like pizza. Or more accurately, having no opinion about whether you like to be kicked in the nuts.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Take on Eric Trump's charity.

You wonder if things really can get worse and every.single.day they do. Today's Trump news of the day involved his son Eric's charity for kids with cancer which hosts an annual golf outing at, you guessed it, at Trump golf course. It's not the Trump golf course that is the trouble in itself, it is that Trump Golf charges Trump Charity $1.2million for whatever they provide in service. This number doesn't just sound obscene to me, it sounds obscene to other people running golf charity events.

It reminds you of when the Trump hotels and restaurants would charge the Trump campaign for hosting campaign stops except in that case the only people losing out were the morons who contributed to his campaign. But this is worse

Just think, how many kids stricken with the worst kind of disease can get help with care, housing, treatment, deductible help or a teddy bear with that kind of money? But no, Trump golf courses charge a premium to a charity bearing the Trump name.

These people all suck

Monday, June 5, 2017

Take on the Trump bus

We're four months into this fun Trump experiment and so far, I can't say that it's going real well. Our country loses standing in the eyes of the world every time he opens his mouth, his entire staff seems to be on the take with rubles and he himself is getting fatter by the day. The stories of him getting two scoops of ice cream didn't surprise me mainly because he looks like a Macy's thanksgiving parade balloon st this point. He's got no shape to him at all, just looks like if he'd go shirtless he would look like one pasty hairless tub of goo. No wonder Melanie is disgusted by the mere sight of him. You just know that she was counting the days to get back from the first international trip and back to her apartment in New York, while he chubby husband went back to D.C.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Take on the idiot in chief

Our president is not a smart man. Coming off of the terrorist attacks in London, our president didn't show solace, didn't grieve, didn't stay quiet but used the opportunity to push for his stupid travel ban and then later knocked the mayor of London for a completely out of context quote. I get that he thinks this is how he should behave but he just couldn't be more wrong. Somebody needs to rip that gigantic galaxy phone from his tiny hands, so he doesn't continue to embarrass himself and, in turn, us

God he sucks

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Take on the Trump Golf Course brochure

Trumps golf course in New Jersey has been working a new marketing angle for their prospective brides. Instead of telling you about the fountain in the front for photos or the dance floor or the special bridal suite, they tell you that if you are really lucky, Trump may show up at your wedding. I got married 11 years ago and nothing would have been more frightening than having a 260 pound orange man walk up to my new bride and try to hug her with his woefully undersized hands. There are obviously 63millions people who'd like to have them at their wedding, luckily I'm of the age that I don't get invited to any wedding anymore.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Take on the Comey replacement

Trump has been looking to replace James Comey and the search isn't going that well

Most of the guys he's considered so far have dropped our most notably Joe Lieberman who seemed so far tangled into the Trump atmosphere with his ties to the law firm that represents Trump. But now he's interviewing a few lesser known guys. The problem is that reports are that Trump is only doing 20 minute interviews and most of the conversation with the individual candidates are about Trump. He's likely showing off his stupid colored in electoral maps and telling them about how crooked Hillary was

This isn't an interview of some secretary or guy to cut the White House lawn, this is the head of the FBI and our president can't hang out for 20 minutes and not turn the conversation about himself. Whoever he appoints will likely be a complete hack, a terrible crook or, most likely, both .

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Take on the weather.com trolls troll

Everybody is talking about the masterful troll job that Weather.com did on our president. Every article on its page was about floods, coral reef decay or melting glaciers all in answer to Trump pulling out of for Paris accords. But the best troll job, either purposely or inadvertent, was the huge DodgeRam truck ad that was running. You know this thing gets like 11 miles per gallon and spews more useless gunk into the air than our president.

Like a rock

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Take on the party of Flintstone

Science is not a liberal or conservative principle or at least it shouldn't be.

The US joined Nicaragua and Syria in opposition to the Paris Accords which might be the most damaging thing our president has done to date. That includes possibly thin skinned tweets, exaggerating crowd sizes, implying that Obama tapped his wires, handing the keys to the country to a bunch of fringe lunatics and colluding with the Russians. This is where the GOP is now, they are literally ignoring science and pretending it doesn't exist.
Then again, this is a party who believes that the earth is 5000 years old which would mean that the Righetti from 2000BC was sliding down a Brontosauruses back when he left work at sun-dial 30 degrees.
The party of Lincoln and Reagan is now the party of Flintstone. Nice job

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Take on The Best People

Trump told us during the campaign that he would fill the government with the best and brightest people. He might have a different definition for best and brightest as half the people he's brought in are under some kind of investigation.

But it's not just the people who are getting scrutinized for their shady shenanigans, it's the regular folk who are jumping ship.

There was word today that the shakeup at the White House has officially started and maybe, just maybe, it's not Trump who is firing people but people walking out on him. Mike Dubke the White House communication director was the first to jump ship saying his reasons are "personal" which using my magic decoder means that he doesn't want his career ended by a sinking boat the size of the Queen Mary.
Jason Chaffetz saw the writing on the wall a few weeks ago and he's out of his congressional spot (and possibly has some answers to give his former colleagues when they bring him back under some kind of investigation). Of course he lost Flynn, half of the people he wanted for FBI director have stepped aside, a bunch of other positions have had guys bow out as they couldn't show a clean record. Kushner is on the way out and will bring Ivanka with him. You know Sean Spicer is on Trump's wish list of guys he can fire and he might just do it to see the little rabbit squirm.


So he loses his communications director, can't find anybody who can actually get through confirmation hearings for half the roles, has not even nominated 75%! Of the position needing confirmation. Plus he hasn't filled half of his open positions in the legal departments, ambassadorships and under secretaries, and now he's losing the few people who he did have.

Time to call ZipRecruiter I guess.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Take on the hacked election

You know how Trump always claims his opponents do something that he himself is doing.   Accuses Cruz of lying, accuses Hillaryof corruption, accuses Obama of golfing while the country burns, accuses NYTimes of peddling FakeNews as he pushed birtherism for years, Hillary can't be trusted with classified info etc    Most of time he accuses somebody of something, it's just him projecting something he himself has done  

the one that he also said a lot was that there was hacking of the election.  There are obviously many examples of clear Russian interference but he was accusing Hillary campaign more of a true hacking (vote stealing, machines hacked, illegal votes etc)   I wonder if at the end of the day, we find out that there was more than just interference  




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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Take on the Home Run

Maybe Trump thought he was playing in a little league field and his flare into left field was actually cleared the fences. That can almost be the only fair description of what happened in Europe and the Middle East where our president embarrassed us in a way only he can. He danced like only an awkward 70 year old white man can, he pushed aside a head of state, he got bitch slapped by his wife twice, he angered his NATO counterparts, he signed a holocaust memorial as if it were a yearbook, he lectured his counterparts across the ponds as they rolled their eyes, he buttoned and unbuttoned his jacket a thousand times, he either did or did not wear translator headphones, he was too tired to do half of the stuff he was scheduled to do, forgot Justin Trudeau's name and generally acted like a dumb American So all-in-all, not bad for him which is like saying the kid who can't tie his own shoes did really well on his physics exam.
Trump is not lovable, he's not harmless and he's not smart but he is loud, obnoxious, self absorbed and tacky, in other words he has reinforced every American stereotype.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Take on the latest Russian disclosures

Why is it always the Russians with these guys??

It's never the prime minister of Luxembourg or the ambassador or New Zealand they failed to disclose, it's always a phone call that starts with 011-7.

As the Trump Russian story gets deeper and deeper, the more obvious it is that nobody is that interested in Michael Flynn, the prize is a much bigger fish and the Feds are about to have a gigantic seafood cookout. It's been bantered about that Jared Kushner has been caught up in the Trump-Russian web for some time now but the release of the report that Kushner was trying to establish a backchannel with the Russians during the transition was more than a little troubling. It's not just that the likelihood of both Trump and Kushner being highly leveraged and indebted to the Russians, it's that all indications are their entire stories are yet to be told and it's unlikely trump didn't at least know about this on some passing level.

Flynn got axed for for not disclosing his contacts with the Russians, which is the grand scheme now is like not admitting you hooked up with a round chick in college one drunk night.

If Flynn hooked up with the round chick, Kushner was banging her daily, calling her at night to sneak into his room for a quick BJ and five hole tingling. And if Kushner was banging here daily, his Father in Law was gaining her call him a dirty pig, while having her tie him up, clamping his nips while shoving a red ball in his mouth and then taking the goldest shower this side of a Trump hotel.

There is no way that Kushner can keep his security clearance or his job

The first question I'd have for Jared is "who else did you fail to disclose that you met with on the forms?"

If the answer is nobody else, then why did you not disclose the Russian contacts?

If he answers with a list of others, then why did you lie on your forms, which is a felony by the way.

Either way he is toast.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Take on the $51000 jacket

All the rage in the blogosphere was over the fact that our First Lady showed up at some G7 event wearing a $51,000 jacket and the optics of that. I get that people will compare her jacket to the income of a middle class family and find the two numbers aren't very different (the average middle class family brings in less than $60k gross and this jacket is $51k before you add sales tax). We don't really care and don't think Trump voters will either. They have always seen Trump as some standard for them to try to achieve. The billions of dollars, the gold plated toilet seats, the penthouse apartment, the fake tan, the terrible suits, the tape on the back of the tie, so they won't care that Melania acts and dresses rich.
What I have an issue with is that the Dolce and Gabbana jacket looks like it was crocheted by a ten year old. It's got to be the ugliest $51,000 jacket I have never seen

Although to be fair, it was likely made by gold labor in Vietnam.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Take on Stockholm Syndrome

when Donald Trump showed up at the Vatican, all the talk was of Melania stroking her hair so she didn't have to touch his disgusting little hands..   The second part was the fact the Pope teased Trump for being a complete slob but the best thing was definitely the photo of Trump, Melania and Ivanka standing with the pope in what looked like the most somber photo for 3/4 of the bunch.   It's as if our president has no concept of the gravity of anything.   This is a guy who signed the Israeli's holocaust memorial book like he was signing a yearbook  "Hey buddy, good seeing you and have fun this summer, Don".   He's a guy who doesn't even realize that he's shoving his tiny foot in his gigantic mouth, so it's no shock that he has no idea when he should give the stupid smile..

anyway, when I saw the photo, all I could think of was  Abbey Road

the priest, the embalmed dead guy followed by the grieving family...  You only needed to add Spicer in the back with a shovel.  

then again Spicer, the only Catholic in the entire crew, was sent home early on this trip, missing the opportunity to finally meet the Pope.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Take on the POTUS who eats the mostest

When Melania and Donald showed up in the Vatican today, all the eyes were in their hands but the pontiff was only concerned about his waist size. He asked Melania if she feeds him nothing but some kind of Slovenian dessert to which she answered in the affirmative. (
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/pope-francis-jokingly-asks-lady-feeds-trump-article-1.3191700). The thing about Trump is that he was a total load before getting into his current job but like Carmelo Anthony before him, he seems to be getting fatter as he season goes on. In the article it references a Dr. Oz segment where Trump admitted he could lose about 15pounds off of his 6'3" 236 pound frame. If Trump is 236 pounds, I'm Harry Truman. The dude is easily two and a half bills, likely pushing 275 at this point.
It's the reason that for being a self proclaimed billionaire, he shill dresses like he's wearing his dad's suit. He can't fit in anything that he claims to be able to get into. The guy has as much style as a houseplant and the intellectual curiosity to match

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Take on the dictator in chief

Our president holds dictators in higher regard than he does true democratically elected officials. He's got these weird infatuations with Putin with are well chronicled and you just know that in his heart he likes Assad and probably even has a soft spot for the soft round mound of goo in North Korea. But nothing exemplifies his love for dictators more than his love for Rodrigo Duterte who he invited to visit the White House even if the human right record reads like that of a mini Stalin. Today details of his call with Duterte were released including Trump praising him for his war on drugs aka killing people. I'm not so sure Chris Christie would appreciate that mentality being that he's the new addiction czar. Christie is a complete waste of human flesh but he does have a good sober view on addiction which Trump would be smart to listen to.
In the call Trump also called out Kim Jong Un as being a nutjob with nukes although he might have just been referring to himself there

Monday, May 22, 2017

Take on Melania

There is nothing more obvious that the Donald and Melania marriage is the biggest presidential sham since Bill and Hillary.  But unlike Bill and Hill, who at least tried to make it look real, the obvious disdain that Melania has for Donald is painful to watch.  The most obvious sign is that Trump goes to Florida every weekend to golf, I mean, work instead of heading back to NY to see his wife and kid.  The second sign is the fact that whenever she stands next to him, she's obviously blinking Morse code in Hungarian to try to get somebody to help her out of the gold digging  hole she found herself in.  
But if that wasn't obvious it was that when the Access Hollywood tapes came out, she didn't even seem pissed because she probably has a pool boy grabbing her pussy as much as he's grabbing it on the side.  There is no way she finds that tub of lard even remotely attractive, she already has the money and fame and I'd bet that you couldn't pay her to sleep with him again





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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Take on Low Energy Donald

After 24 hours overseas, poor Donald Trump got sleepy after a few days. Maybe it was the weird sword dance, maybe it was having to pronounce all the funny Middle Eastern countries, he had to bow to the king of Saudi Arabia and hen he had to, you know, act stately.
But when he was asked to go to some random thing, he sent Ivanka in his stead because he was "exhausted". This is the same guy who bullied poor Jeb! unmercifully for being Low Energy! to the point where Jeb! sank his entire campaign hopes down the drain.

At least tomorrow he'll be in Israel when Jared announces the peace plan we've been waiting for for 2000 years I can't wait

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Take on Assange

Julian Assange has the kind of infamy where everybody hates him. The liberals hate him, the conservative do, too. Libertarians should like him but are creeped out by him, the only ones that like him are Trumpettes but those are the same guy who park on their lawn and throw bud out cans out of their window. What he claims to stands for sounds heroic but when you realize that he's just a Putin stooge, it's unpatriotic bullshit.
This week Sweden dropped their rape case against him which will likely mean that Ecuador is sick of him stinking up their bathroom and clogging up their dial-up with donkey porn and want him out. But when we finally saw the soon to be free man, he was sporting the kind of mullet that would make Steve Perry proud. Maybe he's secretly Canadian.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Take on the NutJob

It was revealed today that Trump told the Sergey brothers that firing Comey relieved a lot of stress for him because of the Russian thing hanging over him.   That's nice to hear, nobody wants Trump to feel too much pressure 

But what was more striking was the line 

"I just fired the head of the F.B.I. He was crazy, a real nut job,"

Everything that Trump accuses others of, he does himself.  It's like the liar who wants to get caught


Hillary can't be trusted with classified info-> Trump hands over classified info to the Russians

Hillary is corrupt -> see day 12 of his presidency, day 14, day 17, days 20 through 32, days 40,45,46,50 and all of them between 52-76 plus 78,79. Days 81 to 112 and 114 to today. And the other ones, too. 

NY Times is fake news -> Trump spreads birtherism, Cruz's father on the gassy knoll, inauguration crowd sizes etc

If we lose the election is rigged -> Likely coordinated with the Russians to rig the election

Hillary is in bed with Wall Street-> his entire cabinet could plan on the Goldman Sachs old-timers softball team

Comey better watch out because we may tapes of him saying stuff he shouldn't -> Trump was saying stuff he shouldn't 

Obama plays golf while the country burns-> fore






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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Take on the stinky bait

It is just a matter of time before Trump gets out in some kind of confrontational situation where reporters will pepper him with questions about Comey, Flynn, Manafort, Cambridge Analytics, Page etc and he'll just explode.
We know he is easily riled up and extremely thin skinned, so it's not hard to image a Jack moment where he screams that damn right he ordered the code red. We know that Trump is guilty, we know that he's not very bright and we know that he will take the bait, so now all it takes is a prosecutor or interviewer who can go toe to toe with him. Trump is no wimp and he'll likely not go down easily but it won't be long, his handlers can't keep him away forever

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Take on RedDonald

I've been thinking about this perception that Trump is this amazing business person.  Is it possible that Trump made all of his supposed billions because the Russians were using his companies as ways to launder money.  He was chosen years ago as their mule and he happily obliged as it allowed him to appear successful.  None of it actually a true success, just a number of shell companies which made money as a laundering service. 

The kinds of companies which he himself wanted to pursue were things like the steaks and the wine etc which were disasters because he had no Russian money keeping afloat.  




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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Take on the political world we live in

We live in a world where FoxNews claims to be Fair and Balanced and people honestly believe it.  People will tell you it's the most trusted place for news while anybody with open eyes will blatantly see it's partisan mouthpiece  

We have an administration that openly tries to discredit The New York Times and The Washington Post as fake news, two of the most respected papers in our country.   This is a time when the National Review won't even back a republican president.  All the while our own president perpetuated "fake news" with the birtherism, inauguration crowd size, 3 million illegal votes, Obama tapping his wires etc    

The thing is that I have never in my life watched MSNBC and thought I was getting a balanced view, just today the news of the little "Trump giving highly classified information to the Ruskies" story sits below the fold on FoxNews.com.  That is a problem

This is what happens when you confuse journalism with entertainment   


Edward R Murrow is rolling over in his grave 





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Monday, May 15, 2017

Take on the anti-intellectual president

Our President is a moron

 

Here are two report I read today..

First a report from (http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/15/nato-frantically-tries-to-trump-proof-presidents-first-visit-alliance-europe-brussels/amp/) with the headline NATO Frantically Tries to Trump-Proof President's First Visit.   The article describes sources inside NATO and Senior US officials recommending heads of state to limit talks to 2-4 minutes at a time as our president has a notoriously short attentions span.


Second report from Politico (http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/15/donald-trump-fake-news-238379) with the headline.  How Trump gets his fake news.   The president rarely surfs the web on his own, but his staff made a habit of slipping news stories on to his desk- including the occasional internet hoax

 

For years we have heard the modern GOP as being anti-intellectual as they catered to the lowest common denominator when it came to things like science, evolution, climate change, EPA etc but calling Trump an anti-intellectual is an insult to other anti-intellectuals.   Our president isn't just anti-intellectual, he's anti-high school intelligence.  This guy isn't mentally or emotionally equipped to run a bake-sale and 43 million people thought he was the guy to run the biggest economy, have control over the biggest armed forces, the biggest democracy with the smallest hands and the smallest mind this side of a smurf and the intellectual curiosity of a house plant.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Take on the gutless GOP senatorial leadership

If the GOP leadership in the senate has finally gotten some guts it sure has an odd way of showing it.  There are reports which surface that senate leadership is starting to break from Trump although so far they have voted with him more than 95% of the time.  I'm going to keep this in the I'll believe it when I see it category.  Yes, you'll hear the occasional grumbling from McCain on Lindsey Graham but you never actually see the do anything.  Yes, some have said the Comey firing was troubling but none of them have called for hearings, asked explicitly for a special prosecutor or called our president out for being a slimy orange Russian stooge. 
The day this senate ever goes full circle and openly and forcefully opposes Trump on his ideals, morals and convictions is the day they will be allowed to put on big boy pants, until then they are a bunch of sissies 



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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Take on Sam Clovis

I don't know anything about Trump's new pick for top USDA scientist a position which deals deeply with agriculture and nutrition but when you look at the guy's resume (no experience in agriculture, science or nutrition), company he keeps (he is the one who introduced Trump to Carter Page) and triple chins, I'm not impressed. This is the guy who will be advising Trump on nutrition and looking at his own waistline, he'd likely suggest that Trump should be getting a third scoop of ice cream. Most people are expecting Trump to get impeached but at the rate he is putting on weight, he's not going to make it till The Fourth of July. He's getting fatter every single time you see him and those ill fitted suits only look him more blimp-like.
This is what happens when one obese president puts a similarly fat guy in charge of health, you have our country go into one simultaneous gigantic bout of cardiac areas

But if we're all gonna die anyway, I'll have a large fries with my double bacon cheeseburger deluxe and give a gigantic coke, too.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Take on our president's war on the press

The freedom of the press is under siege, our president who hasn't had very many press conferences is threatening to eliminate the near daily press briefings given by his press secretary. This is a classic example of Trump using one example, his team's inability to stay on message and conflates that with his desire to not give the press access. This is the danger of a man who overreacts, has no self control has never met a crazy thought in his mind that he hasn't said.
But we are in a place in time where this is acceptable. Trump shuns his obligations of transparency, he acts like a juvenile, he lies, he cheats and he cries about being treated unfairly. He's a ten year old shoved in a 300 pound old man's sloppy body

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Take on the Russian Oval Office meeting

Sometimes all you can do is laugh.
Our president fires the FBI director investigating his office, tells you it was done upon the recommendation of his AG and then two days later says it was actually based on his own decision. This is a president, in the mists of RussiaGate invites Sergey Lavrov into the Oval Office and we later find out that another Sergey, Sergey Kislyak also shows up. The same Sergey whose meetings with Flynn were his ultimate takedown. The Russians also sent out some photos of the event, an event where the American press was not present. This was a meeting which was apparently insisted upon by one Vladimir Putin

The chances of them having dropped a bug in the Oval Office has to be somewhere between 99.9999 and 100%, right? The only chance they didn't bug us is if they were picking up the bug that Flynn left there

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Take on RussiaGate

The FoxNews headline screamed "James Comey Resigns" as if he had any say in his future.   Donald Trump, our Dear Leader, has taken it upon himself to purge the government of anybody who he sees as adversarial and seems to want to replace them with loyalists and we're being asked to accept it.  
What I'm sure of, is that there is an attempt to coverup something, what that something is, in not sure but assuming Trump isn't able to bring a psychopath like Rudy Giuliani to head the FBI, I assume we will find out who, what and where. We just will be left with a why
I can see Flynn getting corrupted but how does that single event spread across the entire TeamTrump.  I can see the outsiders individually being interested, Carter Page cut his teeth on deals between oil companies and mother Russia, so there is a connection there.  Rex Tillerson was the oil company.  Manafort has enough Eastern European skeletons to fill a Romanian morgue but how does it all tie together and who arranges it 
How does a career Washington guy like Jeff Sessions fall in line, how does his AG Rosenstein come along.   How do they recruit Chaffez and Nunes for cover.   What is it it for Giuliani to offer up an October surprise.  
But who was the architect from this side of the pond, how was everybody brought together and kept to stay quiet?  There must be something in it for all these guys and it can't just be a bottle of Vodka.  People who have been loyal servants to this country don't go rogue for nothing. People who have made a lot of money keeping the right wheels greased don't blow it up.  People who still have ambitions for further careers in Washington would not seem to be easy converts.   Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and Steve Miller are just crazy enough to want to blow it up but how do they stay quiet, nobody does anything unless there is something in it for them.  The Lufthansa heist had the fat guy with beard buying his girl a mink coat, Watergate had deep throat.  Somebody always trips up or cracks and the book that will be written on this time will seem unbelievable 



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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Take on Sally Yates

Sally Yates put the kind of beat down to Ted Cruz that everybody in the free world must have enjoyed. Forget your political persuasion but hearing Cruz get on his big constitutional horse and get dressed down was great
But what was more obvious, was not all the distractions that the GOP tried to throw at Yates but rather the fact that they warned Trump of the dangers of Flynn and instead of dismissing him, they went back to ask why it should matter. These are not professionals, these are not people who are trying to do right, these are people who are playing an elaborate game of cover up
Yates showed that she won't be intimated by Don's morning tweets and showed to be more competent than the entire team he hired

Let the hearings continue

Monday, May 8, 2017

Take on Macron

There was no scarier proposition than the Trump virus making its way across the Atlantic, so we were happy to see the Dutch nazi Wilders and now Peppy Le Pen defeated in back to back western contests. What gave us less confidence was the victory speech that Macron gave last night, this dude looked more overwhelmed than a 14 year old first walking into high school. He looked like a cross between a man who showed up at work without pants and A Small Wonder and he is now the leader of one of the great democracies in the Europe.
Viva la France