Friday, August 4, 2017

Grand Slam

US special counsel Robert Mueller is using a grand jury in Washington as part of an investigation into the coordination and collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

Grand juries are used in only a handful of countries. In the US, they are normally made up of about 16 to 23 members of the public rather than the usual 12, hence “grand” jury.

The folks above are laughing at the trumpster in the dumpster.

They are held in secret – the fact that one has been convened is not even officially acknowledged. The Wall Street Journal leaked that one has been set up in Washington by Mueller.

The grand jury in Washington D.C. will look into links between the Trump team and Russia to influence the White House election and whether there have been any subsequent attempt to obstruct justice.

The grand jury in New York will look into Trump’s financial dealings with Russia.

How serious is this development for Trump?


The grand jury decides whether a case is strong enough to push ahead with an indictment.

But the main reason for holding a grand jury is that it is a powerful investigative tool. It can subpoena witnesses and demand the production of documents – even foreign documents.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Trumps lists: let the chaos prevail!

A majority of voters think President Donald Trump's administration is in chaos.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 60% of registered voters think Trump's administration is running "… chaotically" or "very chaotically." Just 33% of voters said the administration is running somewhat well or very well.

Most Democrats and Independents thought Trump was running a chaotic ship,

while most Republicans thought the Trump ship is neither listing nor sinking.

"No WH chaos!" Trump tweeted Monday morning (right outa his a$$).

"A great day at the White House!" he added later Monday night.

The Priebus firing illustrated how Trump's attempts to merge his New York Jerk attitude and elitist family with the diplomatic environment of Washington had floundered or flopped.

He has clearly sided with himself alone over ways of dealing with the nation's capital.

The previous week was complete chaos -- plain and simple. Trumps' already-manic tweeting reached new lows as he went after Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from RussiaGate.

The only Washington insider remaining in Trump's inner circle is Kellyanne Conway, a pollster-turned-strategist. Aside from Conway, the Trump inner circle is composed of family (Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner) and a lone political outsider (Steve Bannon).

Kelly's appointment as chief of staff is reflective of Trump's long-running fascination with military men in his upper ranks.

Anthony Scaramucci was toast as a result.

I heard on the radio today that: "No sane president would let Scaramucci within 100 miles of a functioning white house."

1. We do not have a sane president.

2. We do not have a functioning white house.

Therefore, Trump picking Anthony Scaramucci is logical.

Trump believes, despite public opinion being to the contrary, that his first six months in office includes many accomplishments -- that lack of agreement over his “successes” is reflected in the historically low poll numbers.

What's clear is that what Trump is doing isn't working.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Scare a Mochie

Trump does NOT like one-ups-man-ship.

Scaramucci was a ki$$a$$ of epic proportions but that did not compensate for being a bigger A$$H0LE than the Donald. Donald wants to be #1 - even though his tweets are strictly #2.

Scaramucci's time in the White House lasted all of 11 days. According to reports, Scaramucci resigned at the request of new chief of staff John Kelly.

Priebus (on the left in the photo below) dealt with staff infighting and political reversals. He was often a target of Trump loyalists who said Priebus had failed to help the president win congressional legislation. Scaramucci (on the right in the photo below) appeared to accuse Priebus of leaking unflattering news stories to the press.

Scare a mochi?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Trump is the name, FAILURE is the game

Donald Trump's Business Failures

Trump Airlines

In 1988, Trump bought Eastern Air Shuttle, an airline service that ran hourly flights between Boston, NYC and DC for 27 years prior, for $365 million. He turned the airline, once a no frills operation, into a luxury experience, adding maple-wood veneer to the floor and gold-colored bathroom fixtures. The company never turned a profit and the high debt forced him to default on his loans. Ownership of the company was turned over to creditors. It ceased to exist in 1992.

Trump Vodka

Trump unveiled his own vodka line in 2006 paired with the characteristic slogan “Success Distilled.” Advertising for the product claimed that the vodka would “demand the same respect and inspire the same awe as the international legacy and brand of Donald Trump himself.” Trump had high hopes for his liquor brand, predicting that the T&T (Trump and Tonic) would become the most ordered drink in the country.

It wasn’t. The company folded in 2011, lacking sales.

Trump Casinos

Trump Entertainment Resorts, which is composed of three Trump-owned casinos, all in Atlantic City, filed for bankruptcy for the fourth time in 2014.

Trump distanced himself from the company, saying that besides the company having his name, he has “nothing to do with it.” He still owned 28% of its stock.

Trump: The Game

Trump launched a board game in 1989, which flopped due to lack of interest.

He tried again at game making 2005, when he launched an updated version tied to The Apprentice. It was also flopped.

Trump Magazine

Trump launched an eponymous magazine in 2007 that was described as “[reflecting] the passions of its affluent readership by tapping into a rich cultural tapestry.” A year and a half after the launch, the magazine flopped.

Trump Steaks

Donald Trump was featured on the June 2007 cover of the Sharper Image catalogue hunched over a platter of meat to kick off his line of premium steaks that he dubbed the “world’s greatest.” The company flopped. Maybe it had something to do with the Trump Steakhouse in Las Vegas being closed down in 2012 for 51 health code violations.

Trump launched a luxury travel search engine in 2006, only to shut it down a year later after it too flopped.

Trump University

In 2005, Trump opened the non-accredited, for-profit Trump University. In 2010, students sued the university “offering classes that amounted to ‘infomercials.’” Following the suit, the “university” changed its name to “The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative,” before ending operations one year later. In 2013, the New York Attorney General sued Trump and the “university” for $40 million for allegedly defrauding students. Trump settled for $25 million.

Trump Mortgage

In 2006, Trump launched a mortgage company. The Donald had high hopes for the company, asking CNBC, “Who knows more about financing than me?” Trump Mortgage shut down within a year and a half.

Based on his track record, 1/3 of his time is up. Elapsed time of a year and a half and Trump is OUT of the presidency!