Thursday, June 22, 2017

TRUMP RALLY: The Iowa Strokefest Turns Into A Parade Of Stupid! "New" Immigration Laws That Already Exists, "Solar Walls", Hiring Rich People And His 2020 Campaign Slogan!!!!

It had been a couple' bad weeks for Donald Trump and he hadn't received the adulation and adoration he deserved and required for many many days. So he did want needed to be done.

He held a strokefest rally!!! YAY!!!

Lil' Donnie want all the way down to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to get some much needed love.

But while he was down there basking in the applause like a pig in shit he also decided to float some of the dumbest ideas you have ever heard.

One of the things Trump suggested was that he wanted to enacting a law prohibiting immigrants from receiving welfare benefits for at least five years after they enter into the country.

detailed his proposal telling the crowd that his administration would get to work on the bill "very shortly."...

"I believe the time has come for new immigration rules which say those seeking admission into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years,"

There's only one problem with his plan... It already exists.

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act already makes it illegal for immigrants to have access to welfare benefits during their first five years in the United States and was passed in 1996 under President Bill Clinton's administration.

Another dandy idea Don trotted out for his people was a new plan for his big beautiful wall along the US/Mexico border.

Mr. Trump told his supporters that he would give the "an idea that nobody has heard about yet"...

"We're thinking of something that's unique, we're talking about the southern border, lots of sun, lots of heat. We're thinking about building the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy and pays for itself. And this way, Mexico will have to pay much less money, and that's good, right? Solar wall, panels, beautiful. I mean actually think of it, the higher it goes the more valuable it is. Pretty good imagination right? Good? My idea."

I'm sure the coal miners will appreciate his ingenuity and the fact that their (and all of our) tax dollars will be going to pay the solar panes to adorn his wall that already has a projected $70 billion dollar price tag. Plus there's the fact that his party and his base loathe green energy.

Then it was time to insult the crowd. On assumes that not many billionaires attended last night's rally and if they did they came on the same plane as Trump. That's what made Trump's statement about only hiring rich people so bizarre.

He began by telling the audience that he couldn't believe some "people" were giving him a hard time about only having multi-millionaires and billionaires in his cabinet.

Trump went on to explain that billionaires like his commerce secretary Wilbur Ross and his economic adviser Gary Cohn “had to give up a lot to take these jobs” going from massive pay days to  working for "peanuts”.

Trump added...

And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person.

The crowd applauded.

To finish off the night off yuge ideas Trump actually had the balls to reveal what his 2020 re-election campaign slogan would be...

"Keep America Great!"

Trump said he loved it so much that he told his lawyer to trademark and register it...

"If you like it —I think I like it, right? Do this: 'Keep America Great,' with an exclamation point. 'Keep America Great,'"

The only problem is that the phrase was already trademarked for the 2016 dystopian horror film "The Purge: Election Year" where every year there is a 12-hour period during which all crime, including murder, is legal.

One would assume colluding with Russia to fix an American election would be covered during that 12-hour time period as well.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Lawyers Up!

Today Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the nation's chief law enforcement officer and top prosecutor, has himself hired a private lawyer.

Sessions spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores announced that the AG has retained the services of attorney Charles "Chuck" Cooper, a longtime friend who had been on the short list to be Solicitor General, but withdrew his name.

"Chuck" Cooper has garnered criticism in the past for his support for incendiary causes such as Bob Jones’ University’s ban on interracial dating, job discrimination against those with HIV/AIDS and pushing legal discrimination against the LGBTQ community during the legal battles over Proposition 8 and marriage equality.

When asked about his being retained by Sessions Cooper confirmed that he is representing the attorney general but declined further comment.

Many believe Sessions hired Cooper as a counter measure to the fact that he had reportedly helped counsel Sessions ahead of his testimony last week before the Senate Intelligence Committee. With Cooper now in Sessions employ he would be prevented from testifying against him as there would now be an attorney client privilege attached.

You'll remember that in the hearing Sessions said he had no contacts with Russian officials during the campaign, only to amend his testimony following disclosures that he had met with the ambassador in July at the RNC and in September in his Washington office. In addition Sessions testified that any suggestion he colluded with Russian officials while he was advising the Trump campaign is "an appalling and detestable lie."

With shoddy testimony like that who knows what intel one of the many investigatory bodies who are looking into Trump and his campaigns ties to Russia might have been able to wrangle out of Cooper while under oath.

Sessions, who's failure to disclose the two encounters led to his recusal in March from any involvement in the FBI’s inquiry into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election though many believe he is still influencing the investigation from behind the scenes.

DEMOCRATS LOSE AGAIN: Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Fails In Bid For U.S. House Seat. Dems Lose 4 Out Of 4, Trump Taunt-Brags On Twitter

When Donald Trump was inaugurated in order to fill out his cabinet he took members of government including 4 members of congress to serve in his cabinet.

This left in essence left that congressperson's seat open meaning there needed to be a "special election" to fill the empty spot. That meant a Republican would have to face off against a Democrat to fill the seat.

So far these elections have occurred in Kansan, Montana and tonight in South Carolina and Georgia.

If you though the outcome of these races might be effected by Donald Trump's performance in representing these United States thus becoming a referendum on his tenure in office... You would be sadly mistaken.

Republican have won each and every one going 4 for 4.

What make this achievement all the more galling to Democrats is that after the appalling job Trump has done since taking office you'd truly think there would have been some sort of backlash. With Trump's approval numbers sitting at a horrendous 36 approval to 60 percent disapproval it would not be out of bounds to think their might be some kind of political price to pay.

But there is not.

Not even in the Montana race, in which the Republican nominee literally body slammed a reporter to the ground for asking him too many questions about the GOP health care bill (leading him to be arrested) could stop him from being elected!

What it comes down to is that in these Republican leaning red states their love of Trump and hate of anything liberal is still too strong.

And tonight that was once again the case.

In yet another win for Trump, and Trump the brand of politics, Republican Karen Handel, a 55-year-old former secretary, defeated Jon Ossoff, 30-year-old former congressional aide, in the special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

Even though polling had suggested Ossoff could be in play this time around in what is considered a traditional GOP stronghold it was not to be.

Even $25 million dollars outsider money that the Democrats poured into this race, making it the most expensive house race in history, still couldn't even help.

When Republican voters got wind that an Ossoff win would reflect poorly on Donald Trump they rallied and defeated the Democrat by four more points that the polling had suggested just a few days earlier. The $25 million dollars was more of a challenge to the Republicans that an enticement for the Democrats.

Remember if a loss for Handel is a loss for Trump then it's a loss for Trump voters and they'll never let that happen. Dear leader must never be defeated lest it reflect poorly on all his subjects.

To add insult to injury Ralph Norman, a Republican, defeated Archie Parnell, a Democrat, in a South Carolina special election U.S. House race tonight as well.

It appears that no matter what Trump does or where his poll numbers stand or how badly his policies hurt those who voted for him his loyal minions will turn out and vote for him again and again and apparently anyone with an (R) in front of their names too.

If they didn't they just might have to admit they made mistake back in November.

And of course Trump couldn't help but taunt the Democrats because if he's anything he is a gracious winner...

I am assuming he is including himself (of course he is) since there have only been four special elections so far.

Here is what those races looked like...

from website Ballotpedia

Monday, June 19, 2017

MORE TERROR IN LONDON: Attacker Plows Van Into Victims As They Exit Local Mosques After Evening Prayers

Authorities say one person is dead in north London and at least 10 are injured after a man drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians near a local mosque as evening prayers let out.

The incident occurred shortly after midnight on Monday and is being investigated as a potential terrorist attack.

London’s Metropolitan Police say a 48-year-old man was detained by members of the public at the scene has been arrested.

Numerous media outlets reported that the man, who drove a large van into a group of innocent bystanders, yelled...

Kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims." and "You deserve this, You guys deserve this

Bystanders have reported that the man took repeated runs at the victims as they lay helpless on the street.

Ten people were reported to have been injured in the attack, eight of whom were taken to the hospital, and two people had been treated at the scene.

The U.K.’s Muslim Council says the attack occurred near the Muslim Welfare House, a community center down the road from several local mosques.

The attacker may have choses these mosques as they have been holding evening prayers for the holy month of Ramadan and have hosted hundreds of worshippers over the past week.

The deadly tragedy in London comes the same day as authorities arrested a man in Virginia in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old girl leaving a local mosque.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Reports Say Russia Probe Is Effecting Trump's Mental Health, Screams At TVs And Blurts Out "I'm Not Under Investigation" For No Reason!

Donald Trump has been described by advisers and confidents as a frustrated and increasingly angry man over the probe into his possible ties between his campaign and Russia.

Some reports say he has been yelling at television sets at the White House when he views coverage of the many investigations that are presently taking place.

It is said that he watches hours and hours of TV coverage every day sometimes even recording the morning news shows on his TiVo to watch later. He then complains nonstop.

Aides claim he views the coverage as a conspiracy to discredit and potentially end his presidency.

Stories have emerged that sometimes during a conversation with an associates or an allies will, without provocation, exclaim...

I’m not under investigation!

Much like he has done publicly on Twitter, Trump has told friends and associates that the investigation is a “witch hunt” and that others are out to get him.

One adviser who has spoken with Trump and his top aides said...

It’s basically all he talks about on the phone,

Politico has reported that friends relatives and aides have reportedly been trying change the subject to "buck up" Trump by telling him to be patient, agreeing that it is a “witch hunt” and urging him to just let it play out — and reassuring him, “Eventually, you will be cleared,” in the words of one.

Much of the day is apparently spent trying to keep Donald off of Twitter and focus on his job while highlighting only the positive reviews he receives.

Reports say much of his anger at this time is channeled at both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and investigative special counsel Robert Mueller, both of whom the president believes are biased against him. Trump is rumored to be close to firing one if not both of them.

With One Tweet Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation And Throws His Own Justice Department Under The Bus

This morning Donald Trump not only confirmed that is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice but also blamed his own Justice Department for the probe...All in 140 characters!

No small feat.

Trump achieved this through his chosen method of communication which is of course Twitter...

Until now it was the modus operandi of the White House to vehemently maintain that Trump was not under investigation and to shout down anyone who implied differently.

But it's right there in the first four words of his very own tweet...

"I am under investigation"

That's pretty definitive.

It was with his remaining twitter characters that he proceeded to throw Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to the wolves.

Remember it was Trump himself, during a May 11th NBC Lester Holt interview, that referred to Rosenstein as...

"highly respected -- very good guy, very smart guy. The Democrats like him. The Republicans like him."

What a difference an obstruction of justice charge makes!

Trump tweet tirade comes from the fact that after he fired former FBI Director James Comey the White House tried to float that he did so due to a memorandum Rosenstein had authored as the reason Trump had to do so.

This was of course was proven to be a lie when Trump stomped all over that talking point in the same May 11th NBC Lester Holt interview where Trump praised Rosenstein when he told Holt in no uncertain terms that he was going to can Comey regardless of the recommendation from the Justice Department...

"I was going to fire Comey-- my decision. There is no good time to do it, by the way. I was going to fire regardless of recommendation."

So in reality Trump should be crapping on himself in today's tweet instead of Rosenstein.

Trump's real anger at Rosenstein undoubtably stems from the fact that he personally appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in the investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russia.

Rosenstein was in essence the only one who could make the call since Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, had to recuse himself from the investigation for failing to disclose during his confirmation hearings that he had met with Russian officials no less than three times.

On a final note, back in May, it was rumored that Rosenstein had threatened to quit if the White House continued to maintain that he authored the memo for the express purpose of getting Comey fired. I imagine he now wishes he had done just that.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Trump Sells Qatar $12 billion Of U.S. Weapons Days After He Calls Them "High Level" Sponsors Of Terrorism

If you were ever looking for an instance that sums up the ineptitude and disfuntionality of this Trump administration this just might be it.

Donald Trump's berating of Qatar for sponsoring terrorism while simultaneously authorizing the countries purchase over $12 billion dollars of U.S. weapons is a microcosm of the entire, albeit short, Trump tenure.

It began on June 9th when Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, called for an immediate easing of the US ban on the Qataris.

But mere hours later Donald Trump, during a press conference in the Rose Garden, cut Tillerson's legs out from underneath him saying...

"The nation of Qatar has unfortunately been a funder of terrorism, and at a very high level." Adding "the time has come to call on Qatar to end its funding."

Nice. I'm guessing the two hadn't talked that day.

I'm guessing here also but I'm going to go ahead and posit that Donald had no clue that there are more than 10,000 U.S. service members at the U.S. central command base in Qatar.

Anyway, fast forward to this week when on Tuesday morning when the knee-capped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubier. As the Saudis are Qatar's regional nemesis I imagine there was plenty of high stakes deal making involved as well as chocolate cake.

Then on Wednesday, as if by magic, Defense Secretary James Mattis formally signed the $12 billion dollar letter of offer and acceptance for the Qatari arms deal!

So happy about the sale the Qatari ambassador to the U.S. even tweeted a photo of the signing...

That's sweet.

Trying to square the deal in light of Trump's terror accusation the State Department's excuse for the arms deal is that it did not "directly" conflict with the current regional dispute as it will take years to complete and fill the sale in full.

But wait there's more! Let's go a little further down this bottomless pit of a rabbit hole.

The full $12 billion dollar arms sale was already notified in November 2016!!!!

This means it had already been authorized by congress and the executive branch while President Obama was in office.

Despite the fact that this was a done deal even before the Trump administration even stepped foot into the Oval Office Mr. Trump, during the recent visit to the Middle East, made a point of telling reporters during a photo-op with the Qatari emir that he was going to sell Qatar...

"big beautiful weapons."

There is no making sense of this shit show anymore.

Vice President Mike Pence Has Lawyered Up!

The noose is tightening.

Today the office of Vice President Mike Pence issued a statement that a lawyer was retained in direct response to the probes into whether there was collusion between Donald Trump and his election campaign with Russia.

This news breaks as we learned last Thursday that Trump had hired his own lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, to help with the probes by a special counsel and congressional committees.

As opposed to Trump who hired New York based Lawyer and long time friend Marc Kasowitz Pence instead chose Richard Cullen, a former U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia and has long ties to former FBI Director James Comey.

Cullen, unlike Kasowitz, has represented many former politicians such as the former majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Tom DeLay, corrupt Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former Sen. Paul Tribe during the Iran-Contra investigation and was on the staff of former Rep. M. Caldwell Butler during the Watergate investigation.

Reportedly Pence had been looking at hiring his own counsel for several weeks, and made his decision earlier this week after interviewing several candidates.

In what can only be seen as floating a trial balloon for his future defense against the Russian collusion question a Pence spokesman told the media that the Vice President was "out of the loop" during the transition.

Trump's Disapproval Rating Hits An All Time High

According to a brand spanking new poll From Gallup more people disapprove of Donald Trump's job performance this week than at any point during his short tenure.

The organization's daily tracking poll showed that disapproval of Trump has reached 60 percent, with only a 36 percent approval rating.

Gallup also reported that Trump's average weekly approval hit a new low of 37 percent. The results reflect the week ending June 11.

There is still a large degree of polarization among the parties over how Americans perceive of Trump's performance, according to Gallup. He has only a 9 percent of approval by Democrats, opposed to an 86 percent average approval from Republicans. Independents approve of Trump's job at a rate of 36 percent.

If you were wondering how Donny's disapproval numbers stack up against recent occupants of the White House...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

TRUMP UNDER INVESTIGATION! Report: FBI Opens Obstruction Of Justice Probe, Trump Fires Back On Twitter

The Washington Post, citing unnamed officials, has reported that Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice.

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

You'll remember that last week Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress that he believed he was fired by Trump to undermine the agency’s Russia probe.

It seems to have done just the opposite as the obstruction of justice investigation was apparently opened up the day after Trump fired Comey.

Several legal experts have said that Comey’s testimony that Trump expected loyalty and told Comey he hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against Trump.

In addition to the bombshell news of the investigation into Trump the Washington Post reported that Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett, the former deputy director at the NSA, had agreed to be interviewed by Mueller’s investigators as early as this week.

Trump’s legal team quickly denounced the reports as a spokesman for Trump’s legal team, Mark Corallo, said...

The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,

Trump of course took to Twitter to voice his displeasure...

After Comey’s testimony, Trump also took to twitter to claim he felt "Totally vindicated" because he claimed that the former FBI director had told him on three occasions that he was not under investigation.

It seems that Trump's declaration was just a wee bit premature.