Thursday, July 20, 2017

One Less (R) Vote

I'm not a Zombie so I don't know much about brains.

Well I know about Trump's brain.

Marion Diamond knows about brains. "Diamond’s research helped prove that the brain can physically change in response to external stimulation, growing cells when exposed to enriching experiences, even in older age. And that without enrichment (e.g. FAUX Snews), the brain can shrink."

I learned about glial cells from Diamond. Glial cells are like the housekeeping service for the neurons.

Why the hintergrundinformationen?

McCain's is 'most malignant of brain tumors.' His prognosis is grim (12 to 16 months remaining in his life).

"Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor with an extremely poor prognosis in spite of multimodal treatment approaches. The estimated median survival in cases with GBM is about 12–16 months." the Glio means glial cells.

Some of us are old enough to remember McCain as a Pilot.

Cutting-Edge (pun) Treatments for Glioblastoma are on the Rise and Senator McCain will get the best money can buy!

The is no simple answer. Wait, and see.

In other news:

I already ordered a copy!

Although Bannon did not “make” Trump president in the way Karl Rove helped transport George W Bush from Austin to the White House, “Trump wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Bannon”. Indeed, a month before Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015 and more than a year before Bannon joined the campaign, Trump was searching out Bannon at a conservative confab, the South Carolina Freedom Summit, going: “Where’s my Steve? Where’s my Steve?”

In Chapter 8, Green writes about how the GOP base had a vehemently anti-Fox News reaction to Kelly’s performance in that Cleveland debate, in which she badgered Trump with over-the-top questions.

Christie had set up a call with Obama on his cell phone in case Trump won but Trump, described as a germophobe, did not want Christie's cell phone next to his face.

A common practice in the aftermath of an American presidential election is the release of dozens of books by journalists who covered the whole thing. The deluge is already under way. Joshua Green’s Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency, however, stands apart from the rest.

Bannon, more synthesist than strict adherent, brought to Guénon's Traditionalism a strong dose of Catholic social thought, in particular the concept of "subsidiarity": the principle expressed in Pope Pius XI's 1931 encyclical, Quadragesimo anno, that political matters should devolve to the lowest, least centralized authority that can responsibly handle them—a concept that, in a U.S. political context, mirrors small- ­government conservatism. Everywhere Bannon looked in the modern world, he saw signs of collapse and an encroaching globalist order stamping out the last vestiges of the traditional.

And now, one of Guenon's (Bannon) devotees has the ear of a president who doesn't know anything about anything. Deus vult!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


and "they" are NOT out...

"They" refers to the republicans in congress.

Strike 1: failure of the Republican dominated House to "Repeal and Replace." Mar 24, 2017 - Paul Ryan explains why he pulled the the healthcare bill, why it failed and how Obamacare will remain the law of the land for the foreseeable future.

Strike 2: failure of the Republican dominated Senate to "Repeal and Replace." "Regretfully, it's now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful," McConnell said in a statement. (Who is the failure here???)

So, what does that loser Trump do? As a bankrupted casino operator, he doubles down!

Insanity is repeating a behavior that doesn't work - multiple times - while still believing that failed behavior will work.

Why can't the republicans destroy something that is working? Didn't Governor Reagan DESTROY California schools? (Oh, yes! He did!)

Was the unfunded "No Child Left Behind" just another Trojan Horse? (Oh! By gum and by golly, it WAS)

So, Strike 3: failure of the Republican dominated CONGRESS to just "Repeal ObamaCare."

What would Americans give up, anyway? No sugar coating in Trumps "double-down" on ObamaCare!

His uber-fuhrer thinks he is not a civilian any more.

For years, even as a "civilian," I listened as Republicans pushed the Repeal and Replace of ObamaCare.

It is completely obvious to the most casual of all observers that the trumpster in the dumpster is nothing more than a stinking pile of sh*t!

And, the trumpster in the dumpster is COMPLETELY delusional!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

a slip and fall

Polling released Sunday confirmed how far President Trump has slipped.

The Washington Post/ABC News survey found that 58% of American voters disapprove of Trump's performance in office. (Oh my!)

That's the worst grade of any president at this point in his tenure since modern polling began in the 1940s.

63% of American voters thought “the meeting with Russians” was "inappropriate."

The poll showed further slide in Trump's standing since last poll in April. Many other polls in the intervening weeks have also documented that drop.

Most of the decline appeared in May – when Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey and the House passed the Republican healthcare bill, which is extremely unpopular.

Trump tried to brush aside the new poll, saying in a tweet that the Post/ABC poll had been inaccurate during the 2016 election.

That's a lie. The Post/ABC was off by about 2 percentage points from the actual election results. Even if it's currently wrong by the same amount, Trump would remain -- by far -- the most unpopular president.

But the poll also shows the president has largely kept support within his own party.

While Democrats and independents disapprove of Trump's performance by YUGE margins, those who supported Trump during the election continue to approve, 82%-15%.

Trump's position somewhat resembles that of Clinton’s second term -- the only other modern president who suffered from a large disapproval from a majority of voters.

Trump's poor standing threatens Republican control of the House in 2018.

Trump took office with the economy seven years into a slow recovery from the worst recession since the 1930s. So far this year, economic growth has been lagging a bit.

A new NBC/Wall St. Journal survey looked at counties Trump carried in 2016. Only 50% of adults in those areas still approve of Trump. That is far below Trump's support in those counties during the election, which averaged around 60%. The figure shows a real slide in Trump's backing in the places crucial to GOP treading water in 2018. It could become a water fall!

Monday, July 17, 2017

trumpster finds a lower dumpster

the ever hard-working trumpster in the dumpster:

attended the final round of the Women's Open GOLF at his club Sunday, billing the taxpayers for the trip.

Ignored Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's announcement that he was deferring action on the GOP healthcare legislation

appointed attorney Ty Cobb, who specializes in white-collar crime, as his special counsel to handle the White House's response to the Russia probes

had his reelection campaign make a $50,000 payment to the law firm of an attorney who is representing his son, Donald Trump Jr., more than a week before revelations that Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign

found that his support among the American public has declined since the spring and put his approval rating at 36%

Face it, Trump is an offensive New York THUG.

The ever "bill the little people" trumpster in the dumpster has a plan, alright:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

sunday - starts with church

and god

Donald Trump may been WRONG when he said, “You know, I’m like a smart person.”

The evidence continues to mount that Trump is far from smart — so far, in fact, that he may not be capable of being president.

For example, Trump met with the pastors of two major Presbyterian churches in New York. “I did very, very well with evangelicals in the polls,” he bragged.

When the pastors told Trump they weren’t evangelicals, he asked, “What are you then?”

They told him they were mainline Presbyterians.

“But you’re all Christians?” he asked.

Yes, they had to assure him, Presbyterians are Christians.

The kicker: Trump himself is Presbyterian.

STUPID (and ignorant).

Christians in general know very little about the timeline of Christianity.

"Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons are among the highest-scoring groups on a new survey of religious knowledge, outperforming evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics on questions about the core teachings, history and leading figures of major world religions."

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria is the oldest Christian church. Is it found in Egypt, Northeast Africa and the Middle East. The head of the Church is the "Patriarch of Alexandria" or "the Holy See of Saint Mark," who carries the title of Coptic Pope.

Roman Christianity in the 4th century was dominated by Constantine the Great and the First Council of Nicaea of 325 (which Rome did not attend).

Remember, The Edict of Toleration was issued in 311 in Serdica (today Sofia, Bulgaria) by the Roman emperor Galerius. It officially ended the persecution of Christianity. (e.g. WHAT Roman church existed before 311? NONE!)

I would not expect Trump or his ilk to take an A.P. Comparative Religions class - they most obviously do not qualify.

RussiaGate keeps revealing bigger lies!