Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New blog post....Trumpian Dystopia: A New World Order. We Never Win.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Day 36, 01 Year Trumpland: Attacks on the Press

The first amendment has been turned on it's head and manipulated by a man who has been elected president to further his agenda and actually repress free speech. Lil' Donald has declared war on the press. It's going to get ugly, folks.

I'm writing this on Saturday night because I could not bring myself to write it last night. I am aghast at Lil' Donald's behavior.  But then, what do you do with a narcissist.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 34 01 Year, Trumpland: Human Rights

Gay rights and trangender rights are human rights. The reason federal courts must protect human rights is that the majority will never protect the minority. Indeed, the majority, especially the Christian right majority, will make human rights illegal.

Case in point. In 1997 Indiana lawmakers revisited this issue by:
Revamping a law that makes furnishing false information on a marriage license a class D felony. Beginning July 1, 2014, a same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in the state of Indiana will be guilty of a Level 6 felony, punishable by 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine. The new law also makes it a Class B Misdemeanor for a clergyman, judge, mayor, city clerk or town clerk-treasurer to perform a same-sex marriage, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Any clerk who issues a license to a same-sex couple would also be guilty of a Class B Misdemeanor.
Of course it was struck down, but want to know how people like me will loose their marriage?

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 32, 01 Year Trumpland:

As you, dear reader, are likely aware, I have been focused several times this month on the crazy juxtaposition of the right and left wings. We seem to glare across the country at each other, angry, suspicious and frustrated. I started listening to conservatives to find out just what the heck the Trump phenomena was and why they are such true believers. I suspect we'll be having this conversation for quite some time.

I found it reassuring when I saw this twitter posting a few minutes ago. In case you have trouble reading it, the original from Liberal Dream said, "To catch a glimpse inside the demented minds of the lunatic fringe." Professing Prof answered, "Wow. This is total paranoia. These people apparently believe anything Limbaugh or Hannity tells them. And anything they see on Fox State Media."

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 32, 01 Year, Trumpland: Vicious Attacks

I firmly believe that I have no right to soundly complain in my blog day after day without listening to both sides of issues. I listen to conservative talk radio on the way to and from work, 40 minutes each direction, at various times of day determined only by client schedules. I listen to The Answer, which means I'm subject to talk show hosts like Mike Gallagher and Larry Elder. I have to tell you, it truly underscores the different universes occupied by the right and left ends of politics. This morning Larry Gallagher attacked Greta van Susteren. Having heard her statement last night, I was startled by the talk show's vehemence. Here's what Greta had to say:

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Day 31, 01 Year: Trumpland: It Ain't True

The White House released a briefing today naming all of Lil' Donald's amazing accomplishments in the last 30 days. The people of Trumpland seem to think that if you say it, that makes it so.

Sorry, but just because they say it doesn't make it true.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 30, 01 Year: Trumpland: Stuff to Worry About

Holy Cats! I don't even know how to create a cognizant blog about my thoughts today. So let's try a shot gun approach. It's all a mess today. Or maybe I am. Or both. I've also turned into a news junky since the election. So let me share the agony. 

1. Here's the headline: Trump Supporters Rally In Downtown Atlanta With Semi-Automatic Weapons.

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Day 29, 01 Year Trumpland: The Great Divide

The division between those who support Lil' Donald and those who do not tragically continues to widen. Indeed, it's become a chasm. I wish had an answer, but I feel like I might just be screaming into the chasm as well, with only an echo coming back. But I haven't entirely lost hope...but it's not the hope of blindness I observed today. Let's look at the divide...

MSNBC conducted an interview today with a Midwestern man from De Beque, Iowa. This long time Democratic town flipped for Lil' Donald. They asked John, who works in manufacturing and is a Union member, why he voted for Lil' Donald. The voter said he was nearing retirement, thought a businessman would be helpful, their investments haven't gotten a high return. He hopes a "return" to a capitalistic system [when was American not capitalistic?] would boost the value of those investments. Indeed, he voted for Lil' Donald because he is motivated by fear. Even the Russian stories don't change the faith he has in Lil' Donald. He called media exploitative, and he prefers to listen to Lil' Donald instead.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Day 28, 01 Year, Trumpland: Divided We Fall

Rachel Maddow has recapped the threats to the free press a number of times, but I'm going to summerize what she had to say tonight. Please understand, the threat to the free press is real. If you don't want the state sponsored equivalent of RT in Russia, pay attention.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Day 27,01 Year Trumpland: Sound and Fury

Did you hear about today's press conference at the White House? It was the epitome of a sound and fury, signifying nothing.

He got his wish. He got another cover on Time. His response is that this
administration is running like a "fine tuned machine." Snort, I say. 
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Day 26, 01 Year, Trumpland: Square Circles

It was a day of square circles in Washington:
  • Lil' Donald blaming the media for the fall of Michael Flynn
  • Lil' Donald changed the narrative of decades of policy toward Israel
  • Lil' Donald answered a question about the anti-Semitism rising in the US by talking about his electoral college victory
All this, in a matter of moments as he stood next to Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu's jaw dropped. The Prime Minister actually finished the answer to the question regarding anti-Semitism. It's just embarrassing. Meanwhile, Jarred Kushner smirked from the front row.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Day 25, 01 Year: Trumpland: Corruption Continues

Jim Comey (the director of the FBI) was reluctant to allow Sally Yates (the acting Attorney General) to give the information to the White House that Mike Pence had been lied to about General Flynn's phone calls to the Russian ambassador. Comey was worried that the White House would sabotage the FBI investigation.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Day 24, 01 Year, Trumpland: Miller Time

“First of all, 72 individuals, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, have been implicated in terroristic activity in the United States who hail from those seven nations, point one.” — White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Feb. 12, 2017

Steven Miller also stated unequivocally that Lil' Donald's authority on the ban "will not be questioned." Too bad, because many of us are. A lot. Stephen Miller has stated there have been 72 individuals implicated. Really?

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 23, 01 Year, Trumpland: Trumpian Dinner and a Show

An hour before dinner the call comes. While Lil' Donald polishes his hair, North Korea test fired a ballistic missile which landed in the Sea of Japan. Despite receiving this news, the show must go on. Rather than a private dinner, Lil' Donald takes the Prime Minster of Japan to dinner at Mar-a-Lago. Lil' Donald loves making these grand entrances as patrons with huge checkbooks get a few moments with "THE PRESIDENT".

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Day 22, 01 Year, Trumpland: Going up in Flames

OK, so I have lily white skin and have not previously understood ICE policy or the long history of their role to break up families, arrest illegals, etc before it ever became a news bite. As a matter of fact, the step-brother who has not spoken to me in 18 years was in customs in the drug interdiction unit. It was not specifically his job to deport people (although in the 7 years he served after being in the Army, I have no doubt he did his share). He grew his hair to ass, got multiple tattoos and a bad-ass bike to go undercover to stop drugs from crossing the border. The only other thing I know about it is that he got shot 7 times, the last time by his own agency, and got out due to the corruption.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Day 21, 01 Year Trumpland: Corruption

Anyone with a professional license knows the deal. In grad school you begin the process of sitting through long classes on ethics. Even very good teachers struggle to keep the attention of students. So when you get your much coveted professional license, you still sit through at least six hours of an ethics class every two years. Too bad the president, his cabinet, and even Capitol Hill doesn't have the same requirement.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Day 20, Year 01 Trumpland: Bullying

It enrages me to see a man elected to office make personal attacks via Twitter. If Lil' Donald has an issue with someone, he should be saying to them in person. He's nothing but a bully.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Day 20, Year 01 Trumpland: Pass the Super Soaker

Sean Spicer continues to declare the Yemen attack a success, despite reports to the contrary. Indeed, this MSNBC reports states "almost everything went wrong". A Navy Seal died, civilians died, women and children died....

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Day 18, 01 Year 01: Trumpland: Working in the Dark

Tonight on MSNBC, Rachel Maddow made the point that rather than allowing the Trump administration suck the life out of us with their belicose words, we would better expend our energy on what they do. I have to say that I have been thinking the same thing. Certainly, keeping up with the actions and consequenes takes more energy than I have.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Day 17, 01 Year Trumpland: Kakistocracy and War

Day 17, 01 Year Trumpland: Kakistocracy and War

I never before heard the word kakisocracy, but since I'm watching yesterday's AM Joy on MSNBC, I'm a day behind the world and maybe you have. For those of us still trying to digest yesterday's news, Acccording to yourdictionary.com, kakisocracy means Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. Origin of kakistocracy. Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad; see caco– + –cracy. Please note the root of crazy in this word because our government fits this word. Crazy.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Day 15, 01 Year Trumpland: Rewriting History

I meant to write this last night, but didn't get home till about 9:00 last night from work. Clients in crisis require time and attention. So does a country. We can't afford to look away. We have  conflicting reports of the disaster in Yemen. The Trump administration is falsely characterizing what happened when two American citizens died.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Day 14, 01 Year, Trumpland: Twin Dangers

Today's post on Trumpian Dystopia: A New World Order

We have a number of threats looming for our nation. Lil' Donald is a bully who enjoys throwing around the weight of the US. Foreign governments do not find it amusing. Nor do citizens who seem to be targets such as Liberals, women, or the Water Protectors. Indeed, it is increasingly difficult to know what to write about because there's so much.

Lil' Donald threatened to send soldiers to Mexico to take care of drug cartels. Iran is pushing back against Trump. Lil' Donald insulted Australia. The unthinkable has become normal for the new president. But no administration draws lines in the sand doesn't have a plan and the suggested plan for America is dangerous. There's a huge reason that Lil' Donald wants to build up the military. And it's both a foreign and domestic danger.

Con't on: Day 14, 01 Year, Trumpland: Twin Dangers