Sunday, February 12, 2017

For What It's Worth

"There's something happening here,
what it is ain't exactly clear"

Before reading this, I'd like you to first give the above photo your attention.  After seeing literally thousands of photographs of Trump, this one shows the man better than any other. Before reading my words, just look into those eyes, and you will see some truth.
In a recent post I mentioned that it seemed Steve Bannon was the defacto president with Trump keeping himself  busy with photo ops using a pen.  This week it seems that idea has come home to roost with many media pundits saying pretty much the same thing as more and more leaks come out of Trump's white house; with the stories getting stranger by the day.

This should surprise nobody who was paying attention during the campaign; as many will recall the very strange offer Trump made to Ohio governor John Kasich.  Trump famously offered Kasich the vice presidency, where he would "be in charge of foreign and domestic policy" (the presidents job) while Trump went about the business of making America great again with his twitter rants.  As far as Trump  being qualified for the highest office in the land, that right there should have done him in.

Of the 20+ orders, decrees and proclamations Trump issued in just his first week there was this one in particular which granted former Breitbart owner/manager Steve Bannon a permanent seat on the national security council; which by the way, neither Trump or Bannon are qualified to attend.  This week it was discovered that Trump didn't write or authorize the order Bannon benefited from.   Bannon wrote it up just like he did the Muslim ban and travel restrictions which have angered a few million people while placing other lives in grave danger.  It kind of begs the question, "Who is in charge?"

"I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
everybody look what's going down."

 Bannon's version  of shock & awe is an effective tactic.  To start on day 1 with a smashing offensive barrage of decrees, proclamations, executive orders and presidential tweets that continues full speed with zero time to catch our breath much less balance or wits.  I'm exhausted already.  Team trump is setting so many brush fires burning that not only is it all but impossible to keep up with, all that smokescreen prevents people from seeing what really goes on inside.
As a blogger I stay abreast of events as they occur the best I can.  On subjects I tend to write about there's lots of stuff to do.  Gotta find good source data, fact check it, do image searches, find still more data, fact check that well as every claim, promise or boast coming forth from the orange one.  This guy and his PR team can lie faster than anybody can fact check.  Turns out, they're always lying.
The Trump regime has more leaks than the titanic; as disillusioned aides and staff trickle info out on a daily basis, which infuriates Trump.  The picture they paint of him is not complimentary, in fact it's rather American gothicesque.  With his wife and youngest son staying in New York, trump is said to spend a lot of time watching TV when not busy signing orders he doesn't understand.  At night he's often been seen wandering about his new home in a bathrobe, trying doorknobs to various rooms.  (I assume Trump is looking for those secret passages former presidents have used to sneak in prostitutes.)
Now Sean Spicer refuted that story, saying that "I don't think the president even owns a bathrobe, he definitely doesn't wear one."  Among other things, that comment indicates that Spicer has seen Trump naked.  (Yeah, I know, that image ain't leaving the brain anytime soon)

"There's battle lines being drawn,
nobody's right if everybody's wrong"

I see trump as a man cut off from his core, he is out of his element and over his head.  What's worse the voices he depends on are more batshit crazy than he is, and if Sewer Rat Barbie thinks it's a good day for some nukes as alternate diplomacy; Trump might just be despondent enough to ensure his place in history by launching a few. 

Instead of tending to the business of state; Trump attacks Nordstrom for dropping Ivanka's clothing line which is so non-presidential it would be funny were it not so sad to behold.  Judging from the other sellers who followed suit, we should brace ourselves for the twitter clothing war and pray it doesn't go nuclear.  Actually there is a method to the madness of Trump's twitter rants; because whenever he mentions a company by name, usually that companies stocks drop sharply on the exchange, and he simply loves the sense of power that gives him.  Didn't happen this time, as Nordstrom stock went up several points following trump's twitter rant. 
In the same week that white house press secretary Sean Spicer literally pulled a fake terrorist attack in Atlanta right out of his ass, Trump's top advisor totally MADE UP the story of the BOWLING GREEN MASSACRE, which of course never happened either, totally made up propaganda. How is it this woman can keep repeating this OUTRIGHT LIE over and over without censure, and being removed from public service.  Then she goes on live TV pimping Ivanka's clothes...Somebody please explain to me why these fascist fucktards are still in control of America.  

Just as the "Muslim ban that isn't a ban" was causing some real chaos; a Washington state judge put a stop to it, temporarily at first, then it was declared unconstitutional lifting the ban for good.  This is a solid punch to the proboscis for Trump and his merry band of alt-right pirates, and it's bound to have some nasty repercussions.  Trump's pick to fill the vacant supreme court seat Neil Gorsuch said that Trumps illegal ban on Muslims was "disheartening and demoralizing."  That kind of reaction is likely to get Gorsuch branded a "so called judge" by the orange tyrant dictator.   Yes, dictator, if you don't believe his behavior qualifies, google it!  With his politically bloody nose Trump has withdrawn back into the people's house to plan his revenge for those who killed the Muslim ban.  As we know, he has the temperament of a spoiled child who throws tantrums when not given his way; so stand by for a tantrum any time after Feb.12th.

 Bannon and Trump knew the Muslim ban would create a furious shitstorm at airports around the world, which was one of the central goals of the ban.  They knew it would be challenged and likely knocked down but they wanted to create some mayhem and by so doing, test the waters for their fledgling fascist dictatorship.  In Vietnam, when the enemy could not defeat us, they would mass several battalions of soldiers in an attempt to over-run our positions & firebases with sheer weight of numbers.  That is the exact same tactic Bannon is now using to effect this Coup D'etat in America.  His strategy is to overwhelm the system with more legal fights than can be processed or fought quickly; keeping everything off balance and over-worked. 

We the people need to use the constitution to arrest and jail this entire bunch of pirate scum; before they manage to totally destroy it.  Like the saying goes, use it or lose it; and this time it's for all the marbles.  So, how about it, are you pissed off enough NOW to take some action in your own behalf??
Another test of their dictatorship will be what happens next with the Russians hacking of our election; now that the FBI has come forth with their evidence & proof.  It's going to be very interesting to see if the republicans will be as bloodthirsty and eager for investigations like they did over Benghazi.  Will the democrats fight back?  Will such high treason be punished, or just swept under the proverbial rug?  This is when you should be paying attention to everything going on!

I felt really ashamed of my country the other day when Mitch McConnell invoked an arcane rule to silence senator Elisabeth Warren as she read from a letter written by Coretta Scott King during Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing.  You can call it whatever you want according to your sense, or lack, of morals; I call it chickenshit.  Plain old everyday cowardly chickenshit!  Simple as that.  And we already know why people resort to stealing, lying & other chickenshit deeds; because they know their bullshit won't hold up to scrutiny, that it is nothing but bullshit, hence the chickenshit to cover up for it.

"Young people speaking their minds,
getting so much resistance from behind"

To their credit, so far the democrats are pushing back hard against all the treachery, treason and Trumpery as best they can.  Seems to me they need to grow up and grow a pair real fast if they intend to take the government back from Bannon's band of thieves.  

Perhaps their next move might be to get rid of Trump's ace propaganda team, the Goebbels twins Spicer & Conway.  Spicer appears more timid & gun-shy every time Trump sends him out there to prop up his latest lie or insanity of the day.  As for sewer rat Barbie, she would insist that diesel fuel tastes just like chocolate pudding if she was paid enough money. 
This escapee from the walking dead looks as if every last drop of decency has been drained out of her, if she ever had any to begin with.  Somebody should have told her BEFORE she did it, that hawking Ivanka's clothing line on national TV while representing the president isn't just wrong, it is against the LAW, but then we've already seen the respect this bunch has for the law, or democracy, or decency.    

Speaking of the law; it was announced this week that Kellyanne Conway & Trump's national security advisor Mike Flynn are both being investigated for ethical misconduct.  That's a good start, one by one we have to go after unethical, illegal things being done by Trump's regime.  We must never normalize this man or legitimize his presidency thru silent acceptance.  It has been a good week for the resistance.  This week we have seen that the system of checks and balances still works; and Trump has learned what every fifth grader knows, that he is not in command of the judicial branch of our government

Even thou a 3 judge court has removed the 'Muslim ban' a wave of protests against it is growing in size & scope daily at town hall meetings across the country: as we the people are showing up in hundreds, demanding answers instead of lies, with SHAME, SHAME SHAME~ being the new rally cry.  We want to know that our health care isn't being rolled back and stolen from us just to soothe Trump's fragile wounded ego.  We want to know that the department of education won't mysteriously disappear now that Betsy Devoss is the secretary of education.  It's just one travesty after another with this bunch of fascist assholes...there goes the teachers union.

 Even if he had won legitimately Trump simply has a too high maintenance ego; unfit for the presidency.  Case in point, when Trump should be tending to the business of protecting America from an Isis attack, he's too busy attacking Nordstrom for discontinuing his daughters clothing line.  So, this is him separating the presidency from his family business empire??  I wondered what that would look like, now I know; it's gonna be weekend yard sales at the white house with the front lawn cluttered with failed trump merchandise.
Now; on the subject of Trump's kids: he says his children should be exempt from press harassment; but then puts 3 of them to work in his administration.  THEY WEREN'T ON THE BALLOT folks, and NOBODY voted for them!  I believe there are laws on the books against such blatant nepotism as this; but of course Trump will just ignore them as he has with every other law he breaks.  Remember how well that all worked out for Saddam?

"What a field day for the heat,
A thousand people in the street"

During the entire election when Trump seemed to keep doubling down on his insanity and racist remarks; I thought it was because he really didn't want the job and was trying to get dropped from the ticket.  Unfortunately, the republicans just ate up his bat shit crazy routine and the rest is hysteria.  Watching Trump these first 3 weeks in office gives me the exact same kind of feeling, that he never really wanted the job and now that he has it he's doing everything he can think of (short of resignation) to get himself impeached so he can go back to his spoiled brat pussy grabbing lifestyle of the rich & shameless. 
By day he does phone calls & photo ops displaying his latest proclamation like some 3rd grader beaming over their finger-paint masterpiece.  He maybe makes a few remarks to whatever cameras that may be on hand; then he retreats to his upstairs solitude to gaze like Narcissus himself into the glowing mirror called fox news to revel in the glory he perceives it is bestowing.  Meanwhile Steve Bannon is running the whole dog & pony show.  There are simply so many wrong and flat out illegal things going on in the Trump regime that it's difficult knowing where to start dismantling the whole thing.

Of course Trump will be impeached; most likely before his first year in office if not sooner.  Before much longer it will simply be a matter of self defense, if the country is to survive this fascist takeover.  If we allow this travesty to stand as our legitimate governing body then we the people will have ourselves been the thing that ultimately made it possible.  I mean folks, you don't expect them to kick themselves out of office do you?  A really big part of being American, is not putting up with this kind of shit.  Don't get me wrong; we Americans do put up with a lot of shit, no doubt about it: but Nazi's, the Ku Klux Klan, and Steve Bannon?  Oh Hell NO!!  We must stop this shit in it tracks before we get ground up in its tracks!
 Another thing, what's the deal with all the Hitler salutes and clenched fist salutes?
Aren't you even the least bit creeped out by them?  You do know they both originated in Hitler's Germany, right?  Then there all the creepy finger gestures Trump is always making, like the "OK" sign touching thumb & forefinger, and it's near twin the "tiny" gesture of thumb & forefinger not quite touching.  Sometimes its with one hand, other times both hands are used.  Who is trump signaling to with all of these gestures?  As to their meaning, well, the "OK" sign while being the equivalent to "the finger" in America is much more widely recognized as the 666 gesture.  I've never heard him speak ill of Brazil, so I'm going with the one that matches him, 666.  I really wish some interviewer would call him on this, inquiring minds want to know. 

What about the litany of gaffs, goofs and political embarrassments which seemingly occur on a nearly daily basis; for example the extra freaky 19 second handshake with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe during a state visit.  The video went viral because of the expression on the prime minister's face, he was freaked out.  Great first impression, eh?
Trump is flat out incompetent and unqualified to be where he has been placed; and the same goes for every single person in his fascist regime.  None of them really belong there and if they are allowed to remain in power, you will very soon see my point but by then it might just be too late.  When people don't act, things go from bad to worse; which by the way is how we got herded into this mess like a bunch of cattle in the first place.  There literally is no time left to us for normal business as usual dicking around and waiting for a miracle that never seems to manifest.

"Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid..."
"You step out of line and the man come and take you away."

We the people must become the miracle we've been waiting for.  If we don't do it, it just won't get done.  Simple as that.  Even the usually clueless democrats are starting to realize the same thing; now that they've allowed a dictator to create a fascist, racist regime in the people's house.  Better late than never I suppose.  We've seen this last week that at least part of our democracy is intact, with the Muslim ban decreed unconstitutional, as well as wrong and pig-headed.  NOW is a really great time to get involved in this country's future.

Go to your local town hall meetings, make your voice heard, act out against this evil fascism trying to take over America.  In case you haven't noticed yet, "Make America Great Again" is just racist code talk for "the South will rise again."  The machinery of democracy seldom moves fast, rest assured the wheels of impeachment are already spinning, and your involvement will just add more weight to that process.  We've recently seen what our silence had bought us...time to return the gift with righteous indignation and attitude.

Trumps bubble of personal reality automatically turns all criticism into personal attacks because he must not allow even the smallest chink in his armor to show.  He does not see himself the way we do.  He doesn't see his own creepiness because he only consults with himself, and because his massive but brittle ego won't let him see what we do.  He has insulated himself in his own bubble of reality, (like all republicans) where only his alternative facts are allowed; all else is banished.  This behavior is not only a strong indication of mental unbalance, it's also fairly typical behavior for narcissists in general.

The thing about narcissists is that their condition is not considered a disease because they do not suffer from their condition; only those having to deal with them suffer!  Due to this catch-22, our society is full of narcissists, as they invariably seek positions of power and authority over others.  Once in authority the gaslighting goes right off the scale, because everything is always someone else's fault. Like spoiled children everywhere, they attempt to get their way by simple intimidation, i.e. they make everyone so uncomfortable it's just easier to give in than be subject to their tantrums.  They just assume nobody will oppose them, the old intimidation factor.  Oppose him we must!

If you ever sit thru an entire Trump speech something becomes obvious very quickly.  Trump never speaks in specifics, always in the broadest generalities, he keeps it simple.  When he speaks, he uses the vocabulary and speech patterns of a grade school student, again keeping it simple.  The next tool he uses is repetition; he drives his simple rhetoric home over and over again; simple, easy to remember.  For someone who "has the best words" he never seems to actually use them; or even words containing multiple syllables for that matter.  He openly brags about loving the poorly educated, and those very people applaud him over and over, then voted for him. 

But Trump in the white house is not their fault, or the blame of white women or any other demographic grouping.  Trump in the white house is the result of the republicans, democrats & Russians all trying to steal the election thru various means of nefarious skullduggery, and canceling each other out. Trump could never have won the election just with Putin's help alone, he had help from the electoral college; which just proves how corrupt our system is.
All that is now water under the bridge as the saying goes, because we cannot change what has already happened; but we can stop it.  Our democracy has built in safeguards to prevent the kind of travesty laced with treason we've witnessed.  As witnesses; it becomes our sacred duty to invoke these safeguards immediately; before Bannon can consolidate his power around the child-man figurehead of Donald Trump.  For what it's worth; I was calling this treason from day one.  We either correct this mess and evict these fascists now, or we will never have another chance to do so, and your children will grow up in the Forth Reich under the tyranny of chancellor Trump.

"We better stop, hey, what's that sound,
Everybody look what's going down!"

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  1. The illusion of freedom will continue as long as its profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre.

    -frank zappa

  2. Another brick in the wall

    Your post makes me think of trumps great wall. But everything i read does too. I must have wall on the brain. That new trailer for the great wall with matt damon doesnt help. The trump wall to be, a big fucker, i believe is a manufactured harbinger, a flirting with disaster (begging for disaster), careful what you wish for kinda thing. After how we treated the mexicans and native americans, i dont think the u.s.a. should invite the notice of karma, nossir. Do you think it will hold, trumps great dark age wall? Theres another great wall up in northern cal, the oroville dam. Big gaping hole in the spillway. Yesterday the experts said nothing to see here folks move along. Today there is no spillway. Still no announcement for the people living below the dam to get the hell outta dodge.

    Get the hell outta dodge.

    1. I had a dream the other night and the wall had begun, and progress made at a brisk pace. At first it made no sense because all the trucks hauling materials to the site were coming from Mexico, but the workers were all Americans. Then the dream slipped into nightmare territory when I understood the Mexicans really were paying for the wall because it is meant to keep US IN!

      I had a similar response to the Matt Damon trailer, sneaky subliminal crap,

      Yes indeed I saw the spillway story for a couple days on the evening news, but haven't been around much TV for a couple days so didn't get the latest. If they fuck it up an awful of folks are gonna be hurting for certain. WTF is corruption actually at 100% saturation already?? Along with gross incompetence...time to get my towel ready and signal the nearest Vorlon transport.

      Sometimes there ain't nowhere to run to so ya gotta make a stand in dodge I guess. Buckle up, it's popcorn time!

  3. I used to live two miles below davis dam along the colorado river. My dam phobia motivated me to buy a 22-foot sea ray which sat in my rv space along the side of the house. I wanted something that would float.these are sad times. Right now im equadistant from oroville and shasta. Another storm system will arrive later this week. One oroville refugee is staying with my daughter in chico. For what its worth, the media is hiding the extent of peril. If the dam goes, a wall of water will hit sacramento. To all, be safe.

    1. Smart thinking, that sea ray; hope you only need it for recreation. The last newscast I saw on the subject, some 'expert' was showing the "emergency" spillway that they have to divert water and avoid tragedy, but I gotta say I was not convinced or impressed.

      I always expect the media complicity in the big lie, but it always stings a little more when its where we live. They treat us like a crop of mushrooms; keeping us in the dark and feeding us shit.

      If folks are so keen on building walls and shit, how about starting with Fukushima?? I think the radiation in the ocean and air is a bit more serious of a threat than a few immigrants. At least we can see the water, if there's any consolation in that.

      Need more coffee, getting a case of morning doom.

    2. Hey Chautauqua, Can't really believe the media about Fukushima, I once watched a guy on youtube eat uranium and live... For what it's worth maybe Uranium should be what we all put in our coffee every morning, because we really need a little more light in this world...

    3. ...WTF, the media has been fucking SILENT on all things fukushima, so what's to believe or not, and just how long did you watch that uranium eater?? Did you monitor his health for a month?? got no time for bullshit

    4. ...Meanwhile California just evacuated 250,000 people from the footprint of the Oroville dam under national TV coverage as disaster looms

  4. Oh god, mushrooms. Love it

  5. I ranted on fuku when it happened, so long ago. Amidst the sound of crickets, i strained keyboard ligaments until a voice whispered, "detach." My son hasnt seen anyone drop dead from radiation, so hes a nonbeliever. I said, be patient, grasshopper.

    Connecting dots here, boss.

    1. Take grasshopper on a day trip to virtually any Calif. beaches, ask him what he thinks all the dead whales & sea lions dropped dead from.

      Denial is strong in our race of humanoids; we can fucking block out any bad news too nasty to deal with from a position of helplessness, and never give it another thought. Chance, dumb luck & karma all favor the prepared mind...hence the shrooooms.

  6. It has been noted abroad that americans are losing their minds. Also noted that the northern hemisphere has received a radiation blanket. Triply noted is that one of the effects of radiation poisoning is insanity.

    1. The trick, I suppose, is not minding all that much.

      For many years I've nurtured the thought that the reason we can't seem to sustain a space program is that we're not allowed to leave the quarantine zone, being that Earth is a galactic mental ward. Once you stop laughing, it starts making more sense.

      Hence the shrooooms ;))

  7. You are warm and getting warmer. Apocalypse means unveil. We are there. Which is why theyre releasing the kraken.

    I tried shroooooooms once. I couldnt stop gnashing my teeth. My brain is wired in an odd way and i am not safe in the presence of any drug except natural tobacco...and coffee.

  8. Oroville weather...7 straight days of rain starting thursday. This will not end well.

    1. I saw the same weather report, along with the solid wall2walldetroit sheetmetal gridlock with a quarter million terrified denizens attempting to flee...geez it was almost fucking apocalyptic

  9. Uhhh, so much for forecasting. Theres a storm to hit tomorrow, a day early, then another bigger one the next day. Helicopters are dropping rocks into the spillway chasm. Do you think that will stop the water wall? The experts learned this could happen 14 years ago, did nothing. Sacramento should be evacuating now. Running for your lives takes time. Oroville residents werent given time so freaked out drivers collided with one another in their haste, abandoned their cars creating logjams, and ran afoot. Oh boy. Newscasters had the same look on their faces as the ones who tried to explain what happened to john john back in '99.

    1. They're dropping bags of rocks into that spillway to appear as to be doing something other than soiling themselves thinking not about to damage to others; but to their own reputation/job security.

      Everywhere you look, throughout society, corruption & incompetence have reached 100% saturation. Then we get the Orange turd blossom who is so infantile he refuses to send aide to states who didn't vote for him; you know, just to show them who der fuhrer is nowadays. I sincerely hope the crosshairs of impeachment deliver a dose of reality to that asshat before he tries out his new football.

  10. Are you referring to "agent orange?"

    1. The orange turd blossom is the new resident in "the very famous white house"-
      and if he ain't impeached he may well be as toxic as the poison we sprayed all over Vietnam, perhaps even more destructive.

  11. So the weather man, the tall guy with the shit-eating grin, last night said no rain today, but my dog just took me for a walk while raindrops were fallin on my head, even though im never gonna stop the rain by complainin, and i must say, he "misspoke." Since im not that far from the dam, fortunately on the safe side, im sure its raining there too.

    Just sayin

  12. "You don't need a weatherman to tell you how the wind blows" ~ bob Dylan

  13. Something's getting ready to happen. The ducks are in a row. Atmospheric river moving in. Spillway chasm unzipping upward toward the rim. Lots of refugees returned to their homes beneath the dam based on reports that repairs have been made.

    A watershed moment is a significant event, sometimes of historical importance which changes history.

  14. In sacramento, its daylight in the swamp. Up yonder, guv brown liked not the truth bombs dropped by oroville dam workers, so he replaced them with his own. There. Now we have concord between the boots on the ground and the newsroom braying jackasses.