Monday, October 23, 2017

"Leave the 5th"

Trump took to Twitter to suggest "THE golden shower dossier" mighty have been paid for by the FBI, Russia, the Democratic Party, Sesame Street, or a combination of them. Trump’s tweet came after two officials with the intelligence firm that commissioned the dossier appeared before the House intelligence committee but took the 5th.

The 35-page dossier is a collection of memos concerning Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. It claims that Russia had been supporting Trump for at least five years.

It says his campaign accepted Russian information on his opponents. More specifically, it alleges contact between Russian officials and Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen helped facilitate the arrangements.

When the dossier was published by Buzzfeed News in January, there were more salacious allegations revealed.

The Kremlin is said to have been successful in that its FSB spy agency possesses a video of Trump requesting prostitutes to urinate on a bed while staying in a Moscow hotel room once occupied by the former president and first lady, Barack and Michelle Obama.

“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th,” Trump tweeted. “Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?”

Actually, the Washington-based firm Fusion GPS commissioned former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele to produce the dossier during the 2016 election campaign.

Apparently, Steele contacted the FBI with his findings in October (before the November election). Nobody in the FBI thought voters were foolish enough to elect a clown like Trump! P.T. Barnum never worked for the FBI.

A summary of the dossier’s findings was provided to both Trump and President Barack Obama ahead of January’s ‘record’ presidential inauguration. Trump labeled the dossier “discredited” and “fake,” but investigators looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election have been taking it more seriously.

Earlier this month, the investigation into the dossier had been taken up by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The former FBI director’s team has also met with Steele.

Some aspects of the so-called pee-tape dossier have been corroborated.

Suggesting that a federal intelligence service coordinated with a foreign power to produce a dossier about him is just Trump’s latest unsubstantiated accusation.

Notably, he has also claimed that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election and that then-President Barack Obama wire tapped his residence at Trump Tower.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Life is a fleeting moment in a vast nothingness... appreciate it!

The metronome of time tick-ticks away
While life like placid river passes by.

I sit and watch enjoying the display
And utter softly to myself a sigh.

For youth is gone no matter how I try
To hold on tight; not let it slip away.

I tell myself that life's not passed me by,
That youth's a frame of mind, or so they say.

But in the end I know my day has passed
Like fallen leaves amidst a troubled stream,

As from time's raging waters I've been cast
To sit upon the bank to watch and dream.

For time, they say, waits not for any man
And youth is gone as quick as it began.

Source of Poem

Carmel, by the sea...

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Presidents that "didn't call."

The telephone was invented in 1876.

As a result, no president before that - and certainly none of the founding fathers - ever reversed charges.

And when his fat-assness (the trumpster in the dumpster) said other presidents didn't call he was 1/2 truthful. None of the presidents before Rutherford B. Hayes could have made a phone call.

Speaking of President Rutherford B. Hayes, he lost the popular vote yet won the election. And, he was a republican - go figure.

In 1876, the two major candidates running for President were Rutherford B. Hayes, a Republican, and Samuel J. Tilden, a Democrat. The returns indicated a victory for Tilden, who had won the popular vote with 4,284,020 votes to Hayes' 4,036,572.

Enter The Electoral College.

Year (of inauguration) Party
1789 George Washington None
1797 John Adams Federalist
1801 Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican
1809 James Madison Democratic-Republican
1817 James Monroe Democratic-Republican
1825 John Quincy Adams Democratic-Republican
1829 Andrew Jackson Democrat
1837 Martin Van Buren Democrat
1841 William Henry Harrison Whig
1841 John Tyler Whig
1845 James K. Polk Democrat
1849 Zachary Taylor Whig
1850 Millard Fillmore Whig
1853 Franklin Pierce Democrat
1857 James Buchanan Democrat
1861 Abraham Lincoln Republican
1865 Andrew Johnson National Union
1869 Ulysses S. Grant Republican

1877 Rutherford B. Hayes Republican
1881 James A. Garfield Republican
1881 Chester A. Arthur Republican
1885 Grover Cleveland Democrat
1889 Benjamin Harrison Republican
1893 Grover Cleveland Democrat
1897 William McKinley Republican
1901 Theodore Roosevelt Republican
1909 William Howard Taft Republican
1913 Woodrow Wilson Democrat
1921 Warren G. Harding Republican
1923 Calvin Coolidge Republican
1929 Herbert Hoover Republican
1933 Franklin Roosevelt Democrat
1945 Harry S. Truman Democrat
1953 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican
1961 John F. Kennedy Democrat
1963 Lyndon B. Johnson Democrat
1969 Richard M. Nixon Republican
1974 Gerald Ford Republican
1977 Jimmy Carter Democrat
1981 Ronald Reagan Republican
1989 George H. W. Bush Republican
1993 Bill Clinton Democrat
2001 George W. Bush Republican
2009 Barack Obama Democrat
2016 Donald Trump Self-serving.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Trump's Handicap(s)

Big fat Donald Trump may have a golf handicap of 4, but that's just for starters.

I suspect his personality handicap is somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Donald Trump wants to BLAME his autism on vaccinations. There is always the possibility he is on to something. "Clusters" of vaccinations may not be a good idea!

Is Donald Trump's obsession with IQ an attempt to mask his own profound retardation?

At this point, anything is possible.

Before cancer, I weighed in at a hefty 225#.

Then I dropped to 173#. My sister had to drive me to IMRT.

Your attitude changes when you are knocking on Death's Door.

Things that REALLY matter are the little squirrel you love to feed.

His sudden and unexpected death. Attachments cause pain.

At the very least, respect his contribution to this world.

Trump has made no constructive contribution.


Tuck Frump!

I am not catching this evening's flight to Lisbon!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I'll bid 1 - Spades (Trump)

Trump is using a spade to dig an ever deeper hole!

No matter how ignorant and incompetent Donald Trump is, his true believers won't abandon him.

Trump plans to BORROW $2.4 Trillion to pay for a tax cut for the rich and cut or eliminate Social Security and Medicare to pay for it after the 2018 election. Wait - and see!

“The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance." - Cicero, 55 BCE

Here's some polling data taken from a number of outlets that Trump-bots will never credit.

At Bloomberg, Trump has edged out every other modern-American president for last place in approval ratings.

Trump’s dismal approval ratings IS where he outpaces the competition.

His "net" approval (subtracting disapproval) has been the worst every day of his presidency, and it's never been particularly close.

Currently he's within a single percentage point of same-day Gerald Ford in approval, but at -18.3, Trump’s net approval is 9 percentage points worse than Ford's.

Every other president was in positive territory at this point. Trump is not only last in net approval ratings, he's managed to do it in a time of prosperity, a factor that tends to increase a normal president's approval.

To become this unpopular, this fast, and to do it in relatively good times, is just breathtaking.

Trump's unpopularity has been massively underplayed in the media throughout his administration.

Trump’s net approval rating among rural voters has fallen from +16 percentage points to zero since the beginning of his presidency, according to Ipsos polling.

Additionally, Morning Consult found that Trump’s approval rating has fallen in all 50 states. Some of those states include Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

Fifty-one percent of voters in Nevada and Arizona disapproved of Trump.

Trump’s really IS in a class by himself (way down there at the bottom) when it comes his approval ratings.

The next time you hear a FAUX journalist claim that Trump’s approval ratings among Republicans just won’t budge—scream “Bullsh*t!”

Despite what you’ve been told, the popular vote loser’s approval ratings are strictly bottom of the barrel.

For Halloween, Shiro is going to be the Pope.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Donald "not so smart."

For years, Trump has said he is “a very smart guy” since he attended Wharton — a school he describes as “super genius stuff.”

Trump, who graduated from Wharton in 1968, was NOT on the dean’s list!

In 1968, The Daily Pennsylvanian published a list of the 56 students who were on the Wharton Dean’s List that year — Trump’s name is not among them.

Pages from the 212th Commencement show President Donald Trump as a 1968 Wharton graduate, but that he graduated without honors.

A copy of the lists 20 Wharton award and prize recipients, 15 cum laude recipients, four magna cum laude recipients and two summa cum laude recipients for the Class of 1968. Trump’s name appears nowhere on those lists.

“If he had done well, his name would have shown up.”

There are 366 listed 1968 Wharton graduates on Penn’s alumni database.

The Dean’s List of 56 students represents approximately the top 15 percent of the class.

The omission of Trump’s name in any category suggests that his academic record at Penn was not outstanding.

It seems that what dumb dumb Donald says about others is often pointing out his own weaknesses.