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Donald Trump is a Dictator wanna be who is in a position to make good on his wish by dividing instead of uniting the great citizens of the U.S. He already has his base ignoring his criminal, immoral, and treasonous behavior. They don’t care about his incessant pathological lying, and has them believing that he is the only one telling the truth. He has weakened their faith in our Intelligence Agencies, Justice System, Legislative Branch of Government, and all news media except FOX News. He is fanning the fires of racism. Finally, he is destroying the essence of the Constitution of the United States by ignoring the rule of law and running our great nation with knee-jerk responses instead of careful thought. Trump’s followers stick with him because he is bold, unapologetic, cusses like them, and thinks of women like they are pieces of meat. And yes, there must be a few women that like being thought of in that way. How else do you explain Women For Trump t-shirts? If anybody but Trump grabbed them by the vagina, the guy doing the grabbing would be going to jail.

Now the question is, how do you prevent a dictator from rising to power? Congress must enact laws to protect the American people against lies, deceit, and foreign interference as follows:

A candidate for President must be disqualified if found to be deliberately lying to the electorate, giving misleading information about their platform, or engaging with members of a foreign government within 5 years before and during the campaign for President. Once a candidate is nominated for President by their Party, the Federal Government must vet the nominee. If the nominee does not pass the vet, the runner up must now be vetted, and so on. Adultry with a Porn star when you are married, while immoral, is not illegal or a problem, but paying to keep it quiet so you can become President is a felony. You go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.

Once a President is seated, he is sworn to uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. If he deliberately fails to do his duty on any or all levels, he is in violation of the Constitution. In that scenario, the Constitution mandates that he be Impeached. Trump in currently in violation of the Constitution by ignoring the rule of law, obstructing justice, and ignoring subpoenas. The Legislative Branch of Government has oversight over the President’s Branch of Government. This oversight is mandated by the Constitution. The House of Representative is also ignoring the rule of law by not initiating impeachment. They are “weighing their political options”. In other words, they are trying to keep their jobs and win the Presidency in 2020. The Constitution did not say, don’t impeach if you may lose your job or an election. None of that will matter if we lose our Democracy, empathy, and morality as a nation. If they don’t stop Trump now, they are sending the message that future Presidents can run the country the same way he is doing.  We now live in a country where lying is the norm, our allies are treated with disrespect, our enemies are our best friends, racism is just a nuisance, and Trump is the only one to be trusted. Really!!!! 1. Trump lies on camera all the time. How many times have you seen him lie with a straight face on camera? 2. Did you see him agree with Putin over the CIA about Russian interference with our 2016 elections? 3. How many times did he alienate our allies on camera? 4, How much more air, water, and land pollution can we tolerate? The Paris Climate Accords may have been unfair to the U.S., but who cares about fairness if you can’t breathe the air, drink the water, or grow crops. Still no replacement plan. 5. Trump makes racist tweets and comments. 6. A sampling of Trump ignoring the Rule of Law.

The above six items can only lead to a divided people, chaotic government, and moral decay which ultimately leads to the loss of our freedoms and the fall of our civilization. Is a booming economy, rich people getting richer,  Conservative Judges on the Supreme court, Immigrant bans, and making our new allies Communists worth the destruction of our system of Government and the loss of our freedoms?Republicans don’t want you to vote for Democrats because they are Socialist leaning. Democrats may be leaning toward Socialism, but the Republican President is openly embracing Communist leaders. What’s wrong with this picture? Socialism is an ideal that suggest that all Citizens benefit and contribute equally in the society. Communism is an organization that forces the will of a few over all the Citizens. Neither choice is ideal, but if you had to pick one, Socialism is better than Communism. Of course, we have the best system and it’s called Democracy. Let’s keep it. You know what to do in 2020!!!!

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DIVERSITY IS WHAT MAKES OUR COUNTRY GREAT, NOT AN ORANGE, BLOW HARD, DICTATOR WANNABE LIKE TRUMP.

European (white people) colonies in the North America began in the 1500’s. The Roanoke colony was established in 1585 and Jamestown in 1607. The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. While all of these events are an important part of the nation’s beginnings, none of them marked the first permanent settlement in what would later become the United States. That distinction belongs to St. Augustine, Florida, established by the Spanish in 1565. Each of these colonies and almost all others that followed were settled by white immigrants. People of color (Native Americans) already lived in North America.

This is what Trump said about immigrants and people of color when he was running for President. These are clearly racist statements. What did white immigrants do when they came to America? They lied to the natives, cheated them when bartering, raped, murdered, stole their land, spread lethal diseases, and committed genocide on them. Trump and the people that agree with Trump are the true savages. Historically, white immigrants were far more lethal. Today, Trump lies about the criminal impact that immigrants have on America as numerous reports prove. Immigrants have a lower crime rate and less serious crimes than native-born Americans. Since he is lying about immigrant crime, then we don’t need a wall!!!!

Now think about the other lies Trump has told. Are new factories being built, are coal mines reopening, do you have a significant increase in your hourly wage, is our infrastructure being rebuilt, have you gotten significant tax relief? We could use the wall money to get some of these things done. Donald Trump did get a Muslim band, scattered Isis, got 2 Supreme court Justices, removed lots of Corporate regulations, and met with a North Korean Dictator (no treaty). You got to give him credit for that, but did he put food on your table or make it easier to keep a roof over your head? My guess is NO.

If you ask yourself, what has Trump done specifically for me, and your answer is nothing or you are having trouble thinking of something, then you can stop falling for his lies. Remember, he had his first 2 years as President with control of the House and the Senate. During that time, he could have cranked out at least one piece of legislation that could have directly helped the middle class and the poor. He didn’t need a single Democratic vote. Instead, he threw money at rich people and Corporate America. It’s time to put Trump in the rearview mirror. Please pass this blog on to as many people as you can. Trump’s rhetoric is all about nothing  but devisiveness. We should ignore Trump and be more united. It’s in our name afterall, United States of America.

Here is a link you can use to read the entire redacted Mueller Report. There are only two things you need to know about the Mueller Report.

1.  Collusion was NOT a consideration. Instead, Mueller looked at the possibility of Conspiracy of the Trump campaign to work with the Russians to interfere with the 2016 Presidential election. Though there were many contacts between the Trump campaign personnel and the Russians, and much interest on both sides to reap the benefits,Mueller found no evidence that the Trump campaign benefitted from those contacts or Russia was offered anything to help the Trump campaign (Vol. I Section IV). So technically, there was no conspiracy and no collusion. In my opinion, with all the Russian contacts with Trump Campaign officials, the Russians were just too smart to get caught. The Trump people weren’t that smart. Remember Don Jr. chomping at the bit to get dirt on Hillary Clinton (Vol.I Page 110 Item 5). Intent was clearly established. There was an attempt to get dirt on Hillary from the Russians. Just because they didn’t does not negate the crime. If you conspire or attempt to commit murder, you still go to jail if you get caught because legally, intent is established. Mueller could have ruled definitively on this type of evidence. There were just too many Russians crawling around the Trump campaign.

2.  Regarding Obstruction, Mueller did not indict the President because of the OLC recommendation (Vol II Page 2 Third Point). During the Executive Conclusion, Mueller stated that if Trump did not commit obstruction, he would have stated that. He also stated that in his conclusions, the President is NOT exonerated (Vol II Page 8 Conclusion). Just because Trump says there was no obstruction and he is completely exonerated, does not make it so. Remember, Trump is a prolific pathological liar.

The OLC recommendation is not a law. It states that you can’t indict a sitting President because it may interfere with the performance of his duties as President. I hope that recommendation gets changed into a law that states: If the President steals from the American people, commits treason, or murders anyone, he should be immediately removed from office, charged, and convicted. Trump is stealing from the poor and giving to the rich with the tax plan he put into effect last year. He committed treason on national TV when he believed Putin over our own Intelligence Agencies regarding Russian Interference with the 2016 Presidential election. It is also treason that he has said or done very little to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The only thing left is he hasn’t murdered anyone that we know of. Who knows, if we keep digging, no pun intended, Trump might get that box checked too.

Here is my summary. Volume I did not establish conspiracy, but there were a ton of Russians mingling with the Trump Campaign Staff. If it walks like a duck, acts like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.

Volume II did establish obstruction but Mueller did not indict because of the OLC recommendations. Remember, Mueller said if there was no obstruction, he would have said so, and he could not exonerate the President. Vol II is quite clear on those points. No guesswork necessary.

Now it’s up to the American people to see how dangerous President Trump is for America. He is a con artist, a thief, a liar, he is keeping our country divided by stoking the fires of Xenophobia, and he is against clean energy, water and air. He is causing world chaos by weakening ties with our allies, actively seeking alliances with dictators, abandoning Nuclear Treaties,  and ignoring the Constitution. It’s one thing to say something is fake news, but it’s another thing to try and censure the news media, say our complete system of justice, intelligence, and law enforcement is corrupt. He would have you believe that he is the only one you can trust. If you believe that, I am more worried about you than I am President Trump.

IT’S MUELLER TIME

First things first. The Special Counsel’s Report on Russian meddling in our Democratic process and whether President Trump committed collusion or obstruction is complete. NEITHER CONGRESS OR THE PUBLIC KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT’S IN THE REPORT!!!!!!

Attorney General Barr stated in his summary that there was no collusion, the charge of Trump’s obstruction of justice was inconclusive, and regarding obstruction of justice, President Trump was NOT EXONERATED. Keep in mind that Barr is nothing more than the FOX GUARDING THE HENHOUSE when you take into account the unsolicited memo he wrote to audition for the Attorney General job. That being the case, his summary really has no credibility.

Of course President Trump’s response to Barr’s report was a half truth (“there was no collusion”) and a lie (“he was completely and totally exonerated”). Because of Barr’s bias for the President, the collusion question is still on the table, and even Barr, President Trump’s main man, stated that regarding the obstruction charge, Trump was NOT EXONERATED. Trump can’t help himself. Lying is like breathing for him.

Now here is my take on all of this. Everybody needs to calm down. We need to save our energy for when Muller’s report is made public and not a moment before, unless it is not made public. If that happens, then we should go nuclear!!!!!

Trump supporters, you elected a man that is a pathological liar, ignores the Rule of Law, tries to delegitimize the Press, the Justice Department, and Intelligence Agencies, changes his mind about signing legislation at the drop of a hat, has admitted to committing sexual harassment, takes credit for the booming economy that Obama created, is at the center of our current political chaos, has polarized our nation, and destabilized the world. Even with all these obvious signs, why are some of you still supporting Trump? What’s wrong with you people. Do you have low moral character too, or are you racists or just too stupid to understand what you see and hear with your own eyes and ears?

For those of you who still have an open mind, there are only 2 things you need to know about Trump to help you clearly see how dangerous Trump is for America:

  1. Most of Trump ‘s “very best people” that he hand picked, have either quit, been fired, been indicted for lying or worse, been convicted of a felony, or have been sentenced to prison. Trump ignored the vetting process and picked people of poor moral character with criminal tendencies on purpose. If most of those people are dirty, more than likely, Trump is dirty, and that’s bad for America. Trump isn’t even trying to hide any of his destabilizing behavior.

  2. Trump agreed with Putin over U.S. Intelligence agencies regarding Russian election meddling, was not enthusiastic about placing sanctions on Russia, just recently removed sanctions on Russia before Russia could be adequately dealt with, has bad mouthed U.S. Allies but not a negative word about Putin. Trump has met with Russian dignitaries and Putin several times without American’s present. One of those meetings was in the Oval Office where Trump discussed Top Secret Information. Even when an American translator was present, Trump won’t release the transcripts of what was discussed. Trump wants to break up NATO and the EU, is methodically removing American influence from the world stage, and is placing uncertainty in the U.S. economy by placing tariffs on other nations, and now has initiated a government shutdown. The government shutdown places millions of Americans under financial and physical stress. Some people may even die because they can’t afford healthcare or their medicine. These are all moves that Putin would approve of. Just watching Trump’s love affair with Putin, you really do begin to think that Trump could be a Russian asset.

Too many dots in the above sections are connected to Trump. Since the items in sections 1 and 2 are absolute facts, why would you want a President that would be involved in any of it. It’s time to get serious. I know Trump was elected because of government gridlock, and Americans did not want to elect a politician. We have seen enough, and the experiment is over. Trump in not going to pivot and become more Presidential and Congress is not performing their Constitutional oversight duties. This is a recipe for disaster for our country and indeed the world. If you care about Democracy, Freedom, and the Rule of Law, make sure you vote for anybody but Trump in 2020. God Bless America.

Trump thinks Immigration is a National Emergency and wants his wall built because immigrants murder Americans when they cross the border, have drugs pouring into the U.S., and terrorist and gang members  are among them. Trump blames the Democrats for currently blocking a wall budget, but Republicans really don’t  want a wall because:

  1. For the past 2 years, Republicans had total control of the House, Senate, and the Presidency.  They did not need a single Democratic vote, but did not budget any money to build a wall.

  2. Trump was recorded saying he accepts the responsibility for shutting down the government and won’t blame the Democrats. Of course he changed his mind and now he blames the Democrats for the Government shutdown. 

  3. Even though the Democratic House and Republican Senate passed similar Bills to fund the Government, Trump refused to sign the bills after listening to FOX pundits.

The National Emergency can’t be Americans being murdered by immigrants, because immigrants are not murdering our school children (some as young as 6 years old) , killing 58 and wounding 500+ people in Las Vegas, or committing serial killings all over the country. That would be White American men mostly. When you add Women, Black, and Hispanic Americans who also kill, far more Americans are being murdered by American Citizens. That’s the National Emergency. Trump and the Republicans barely made a whisper about Americans killing each other, especially when it involved gun violence. Shame on the Republican politicians and voters who look the other way.

Yes lots of drugs are flowing through our Southern Border, but the immigrants are not forcing Americans to take those drugs. Even if there was a wall, Americans that want to abuse drugs or other substances would find a way. Nothing will stop them. Remember Prohibition, glue sniffing, and more recently Cheese (Black Tar Heroin, Tylenol PM, and Xanax), Crunk (Soda, Cough Syrup, and Prescription pain killers), Bath Salts, Hand Sanitizer, and Wasping (Insecticide). The last 4 are homemade, no border necessary).

Gangs are a big problem, but it’s mostly American Gangs. Gangs crossing the Southern Border represent only a small percent of the illegal aliens. This U.S. Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) link itemizes the different gangs they apprehend. The MS-13 gang represents just over 370 arrest in 2018. Trump said that number was in the thousands. Three hundred is hardly a National Emergency.

Finally, what about terrorist crossing the Southern Border? Again the Republicans lied and said the number was in the thousands. For 2018, it was only 6. Again, no emergency.

Republicans can’t govern even with majorities in the House, Senate, and the Presidency. So why should we trust them now that they lost the House of Representatives. They are very good at misdirection, half-truths, and lying. And of course, they have the liar in chief, President Trump. You don’t have to believe that Trump is colluding with Russia or obstructing the Russian investigation to know that he is dirty. There are too many people around Trump who resign or are fired because of misappropriating Federal funds, are indicted and  plead guilty to felonies, and are sentenced to prison terms. Trump hand picked most of those people. There is no way he could surround himself with that many dirty people and he does not get dirty. Of course, Trump has to be dirty too. Even  5 year olds know if people around them are bad. I think Trump picked those dirty people so he could control them when he started doing his dirty deeds, and Trump is using the immigrants to deflect the spotlight off of himself.  Donald, there is nowhere to hide now. Do yourself a favor and resign. What was I thinking? You can’t resign because, as an unindicted co conspirator in a felony, you will go to jail as Michael Cohen’s cellmate.  I’d stay President as long as I could too. Good luck with that.

 

MIDTERM WIN

It’s been almost 2 years. If you’re not rich, What has Donald Trump done for you? Republicans control the House, Senate, and the Presidency.  Did they: Repeal & Replace Obamacare with something better….NO.  Build a wall and make Mexico pay….NO. Pass a Jobs Bill….NO.  Do you have a better job or better paying job….NO.  Pass an Infrastructure Bill….NO. Raise the Minimum Wage….NO. After 2 years and full control of the Government, Republicans should have passed something just for the middle class and the poor. Republicans did get 2 Supreme Court Justices, Pass a Trillion dollar plus tax Bill, Got a Nuclear Treaty with North Korea, Broke Nuclear Treaties with Iran & Russia,  Imposed tariffs that will raise consumer prices, Got a Muslim ban, Removed regulations that protect the environment & consumers, Took children from their mothers and put them in cages, are trying to break up the European Union, NATO, and the U.N. Oh yes, just last week, Passed a Prison Reform Bill. Just in time for the results of the Mueller findings. None of the things Republicans got done were directed at the middle class and the poor except the Prison Reform Bill. Trump did not put you guys first. He did nothing for you directly at all during the first two years. Are you tired of winning yet?

Trump’s incessant lying, name calling, and cozying up to Putin is unbecoming of the U. S. President. Republican legislators do nothing to place checks on Trump even when he chooses to believe Putin over U. S. Intelligence  Agencies (TREASON)!!!! Trump is doing a lot, but nothing for you. After 2 years of nothing for you, if you are still supporting Trump and Republicans, you are either: 1. Die Hard Republicans who are hard wired to vote Republican, no matter what, 2. Brainwashed, 3. Stupid, or 4. Racist. Trump voters, which group are you in? It’s not about loyalty to Party, it’s about loyalty to the United States of America.

Here are 2 links that show Democrat and Republican legislation since WWII. After viewing the legislation, Democrats clearly are trying to help as many people as possible, and Republicans are clearly helping the rich. There are also 2 links that shows which Party handles the Economy best overall:

1.  Democrat legislation.

2. Republican legislation.

3. Which Party handles the economy best overall?

4. The Economy By the numbers.

Since you read all this, and if you’re not rich, but you still think Republicans are looking out for you, the average man……. “Here’s your sign”!!!! Just keep on winning back to the Stone Age!!!!!!!

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Remember this guy. America was quieter and safer then.  He wasn’t perfect, but he was competent, he had compassion, empathy, and didn’t lie much.  Those were the days!!!!

Let’s review. President Bush put our economy in the worst recession since the great depression by starting a war, giving tax cuts to the rich, and allowing unchecked Congressional spending. Those actions lead to millions of jobs lost with high unemployment, failing financial institutions worldwide, a depressed housing market, millions of people on food stamps, and the deaths of American servicemen. On FOX News, Hannity blames President Obama. After Obama’s first year in office, all those negative numbers started to improve, and continued to improve until President Trump took over. When Trump took over, on day one, he took credit for the strong economy and the low unemployment rate. How could he take credit for something on day one. These graphs clearly show Obama did all the work necessary to turn the economy around.

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THIS GRAPH SHOWS THE STOCK MARKET (DOW) ACTIVITY AT THE END OF BUSH, AND THE START OF OBAMA AND TRUMP. ANY QUESTIONS?

UNEMPLOYMENT GRAPH

UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE RAPIDLY BECAUSE OF THE RECESSION STARTED UNDER BUSH. AFTER OBAMA’S FIRST YEAR, THERE WAS A STEADY DECLINE TO 4.7%. TRUMP SIMPLY INHERITED AN ALREADY STEADY DECLINE.

On Inauguration day, Trump was too busy lying about how big his Inauguration crowd was, and has been lying to us every since.

All Republicans are lying to you.  Mitch McConnell stated the deficit is so high that there will have to be cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. He forgot to tell you the $trillion+ tax cut to the rich and the massive military spending Republicans just passed,  produced the high deficit. McConnell said Obama couldn’t pick a Supreme Court Justice in an election year, but rushed Judge Cavanaugh through in this election year. Trump is sounding an alarm because of 5-7,000 Refugees coming from the South. He’s worried about an increase in crime, drugs, and gangs. He doesn’t tell you the majority of those refugees are women and children and ICE crime statistics (see Table 2), show that immigrants have a relatively low impact on crime compared to FBI crime statistics. Just compare these two data bases and you will clearly see we have more to be concerned about U.S. criminals than illegal aliens. Republicans are in full control of the House, Senate, and the Presidency. They don’t need a single Democrat vote, but still can’t get any major legislation passed that will help working people. No Jobs Bill, no increase in minimum wage, no meaningful tax cuts for the middle class, no Infrastructure Bill. They have spent the last 8 years trying to take away your healthcare, telling women what they can do with their own bodies, ignoring the school shooting deaths of our children, telling you who you should love, and doing the bidding of Corporate America. Can you see the pattern here? Republicans simply don’t tell the whole truth and even tell lies to advance their agenda. They don’t know how to govern. Here is how legislation went during Obama’s and Trump’s first 100 days.

Hannity is right about the numbers, but he lied about whose fault it is. Republicans got us into the economic mess. He also leaves out the fact that Obama led us to almost complete economic recovery. Here is Rachel Maddow’s assessment of President Obama’s tenure. The difference between her account and Hannity’s account is that the numbers support her account.

Here is President Obama reminding us of the facts. Here are resources where you can check the facts:  A simple chartUSA.GOV, FactCheck.orgPolitifact.com, enlightened Republicans.

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Right off the bat, I agree with Colin’s right to protest and the reason he was protesting. I don’t agree with his choice of where and when he protested (During the National Anthem). Having said that, the men and women who fought and died to protect our freedoms, did so to secure those freedoms. They did not put themselves in harms way or die to protect our flag. Among those freedoms, the Constitution gives us the right to freedom of speech and the right to peacefully assemble (protest). Colin’s choice of where and when to protest is also protected. For those of you who are outraged by Colin protesting during the National  Anthem, ask yourself this, if you saw someone on the street desecrating our flag or our National Anthem, would you risk your life to stop them? I wouldn’t try to stop them because our Constitution gives them the right to do so. After all, it’s just a piece of cloth. Our freedom is much more. Freedom is precious and is the life blood of our democracy. You can’t touch freedom, but without it, democracy cannot exist. Democracy will still survive if we run out of flags.

Many people are losing sight of the big picture. Colin was protesting the murder of unarmed men, women, and children of color by certain policemen who shouldn’t qualify as dogcatchers. It was Trump that said Colin was protesting the flag. That was just another of his many lies. Honestly, I don’t know why anyone is still taking him seriously. Ask yourself, what should bring the biggest outrage, desecrating the flag and National Anthem, or murdering innocent people? Colin never said all cops are pigs, and he never said anything to desecrate or diminish the importance of our flag. NIKE understands which is more important. They recognized that Colin sacrificed his career to bring attention to this horrible blight on our country. If you are still more outraged by someone desecrating the flag than the murder of innocent people, your outrage is severely misplaced. A single human being’s life will always be more sacred than an idea or a piece of cloth. Please reconsider your priorities of what is truly important.

DEMOCRACY GONE WRONG

You don’t have to know a person completely to get a sense of whether you can trust them or not. Initially, you use your observation to make your decision. If a person is clearly exaggerating their importance, lying, mocking a person’s religion, and demeaning people based on race, most people would not want to associate with that person. Further, if that same person was sympathetic to world leaders who have horrible records with respect to human rights, eliminates all independent news sources, discourages free speech, and imprison or murders political opponents, you would call that person a dictator. Donald Trump wants to imprison and mute anyone who has a different view from his. As for the other traits mentioned, Trump does all of them on a daily basis except murder.

So if you aren’t willing to hang around the guy next door who has those bad character traits, why would you want to keep Donald Trump around? Also, why would you want to keep his best people around either. In less than two years, a lot of Trump’s “best people” have either quit, been fired, indicted for crimes and lying, plead guilty to crimes, and have been sent to jail. There are simply too many people that fall under these bad character traits. A list which includes most of the House and Senate Republicans. Those politicians are doing nothing to prevent Trump from deconstructing our Democracy. Now if all those people around Trump are of dubious character, Trump is either turning a blind eye to them, or he is complicit with their behavior, and may be orchestrating that behavior.

Trump and the Republican Party consistently ignore the rule of law by allowing Congress to enable Trump to keep his businesses intact, refuses to release Trump’s taxes, and taking children from their mothers at the southern border. They have removed consumer protections which now allow banks to resume their predatory lending habits for homes, credit cards, personal loans, and online universities.  Environment regulations are being systematically removed  which makes it easier for corporations to pollute our air, water, and land just so they could increase their profit margins. With regard to foreign policy, Republicans are calling NATO obsolete, pulling out of the Paris Agreement and the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and belittling our allies in Canada, Germany, and the UK etc., the net effect is to destabilize world governments which makes the path to war more likely.

Republican voters, you have to realize that yes, you are getting some of the things you voted for, but at what price? At what point do the negative things your party is obviously doing out weigh the positive things. What will you do if we lose freedom of the press, free speech, we have a polluted environment, the gap between the haves and have nots continues to get bigger, and we are plunged into another war because our natural alliances have been weakened if we are alone in the world. Is a booming economy for the rich, worth the weakening of our Democracy? How much better is your life and financial status than it was two years ago before Trump took office? If you can’t see a significant difference in your life now, then your vote didn’t make America great again, it made the rich richer again. So FOCUS!!!! If your life is not significantly better than 2 years ago, and you’d rather have a strong Democracy than a booming economy, then you must vote Republicans out of office in November. You can say a lot about Democrats, but they are truly concerned about the equality of every American. For Democrats, people are more important than money. They haven’t promoted fiscal responsibility as much as Republicans, but Obama did much better with the economy than Bush. After Obama fixed Bush’s mess, Trump just took over an economy that was on cruise control. Trump said the economy is booming because of him alone. Really? That’s his biggest lie. If you want to put your faith in Trump, a man who lies everyday, then you are truly brainwashed. Our country deserves better. Vote Democratic in November.

DEMOCRACY

VOTE=VOICE

Yes Republicans, I’m talking about you. You got 2 Supreme Court Justices out of Donald Trump. Things are looking up for you. You also got tax cuts for the rich, an immigration ban on Muslims, a denuclearization treaty with North Korea (Maybe?), and a likely repeal of Roe v. Wade. Not to mention the gift from President Obama of a booming economy and low unemployment. Trump really came through for you, but at what cost?

Trump is ripping apart the fabric of our Democracy. He is alienating our Allies but praising Russian and North Korean Dictators. We now live in a world where we have Russians in the Oval Office without any Americans present after our Intelligence Agencies stated clearly that Russians hacked our Democracy. President Trump believes President Putin. After all, Putin said Russia didn’t do it so Trump did pretty much nothing for quite some time. Trump thinks Nazi’s and the KKK have some good people among them. Last time I checked, Nazi’s and the KKK hate anyone that isn’t white. How is that good for our Democracy? Trump didn’t put the average man first during his first 2 years. No Jobs Bill, increased minimum wage, Infrastructure bill, environment or consumer protections. Trump didn’t waste one thought on you. If lying were an Olympic sport, Trump would win the Gold. He is against trying to protect the environment or preventing climate change. He objectifies women and thinks nothing of assaulting them because it’s his right as a STAR. He bragged that he could kill someone in Times Square and wouldn’t lose a single vote. He called John McCain a loser because he got caught and made a prisoner of war. Our Justice system is corrupt, our elections are rigged, and the news, except for FOX News, is fake according to Trump.  Ironic coming from the most prolific liar in the history of Politics. These are just a few of Donald Trump’s greatest hits, there are too many others to mention here. But the worst thing he did was support a policy that took children from their refugee parents at our southern border. Trump hugs the American flag, but tramples on the Constitution of the United States of America. He never talks about upholding our Democracy. Haven’t you had enough?

Don’t you see how dangerous Donald Trump is? Do you want to see our country in flames because of civil unrest or thermonuclear war? What good is it to have money in the bank if our country is in chaos and burning? We don’t trust each other or work together because Trump is single handedly and deliberately pitting us against each other. Republican voters, you have got to snap out of it and see the horror show that you are supporting. It can only get worse if you do nothing, and allow Republican Politicians to continue down this path. You got all you are going to get out of Trump, now it’s time to get rid of the trash. In the midterm elections, progress was made and now there is a Democratic House which affords us some checks against the spineless Republican Senate. America will not be fully restored until Donald Trump is defeated in 2020. If you don’t act to reverse the course of the country, you will lose the only things you have left to lose….. your Democracy, Freedom, and your soul.

The Declaration of Independence

This means something. No one man can diminish it.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 

These words found in the Declaration of Independence didn’t say all men except the President are equal. The President is equal under the Constitution of the United States. The following excerpts of the Constitution clearly state this:

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

ARTICLE 1   SECTION 3

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

ARTICLE 2   SECTION 4

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

There is considerable debate about what laws, if broken by the President, can he be Impeached for. It’s very simple. The President can be Impeached for any law he breaks that is a Misdemeanor or greater. Some examples are: Obstruction of justice, lying if under oath, violation of campaign finance laws, treason by inadequately defending the Constitution (Russia interfered with our Democracy and Trump did nothing initially), making money because you are President (Emoluments Clause), bribery, income tax evasion, etc. Trump could possibly be guilty of any or all of these laws. I believe if Trump is going to be Impeached, it will be related to his business dealings (money deals or taxes) or obstruction of justice relating to his dealings with Russia. I agree with Trump, proving collusion is less likely.

Now let’s assume the President is Impeached. According to Article 1 Section 3, he can only be discharged from office. Once he is removed from office though, he is no longer the President, and can now be tried in a state or local court of law, convicted, then punished according to the law. This point is clearly stated. I don’t know why lawmakers on the left and the right are confused about this point. Just because these issues don’t have precedence, doesn’t change the words in the Constitution. Everyone is simply overthinking things.

The bottom line is, no one knows what evidence the Special Prosecutor has, but the Constitution guarantees that President Trump is innocent until proven guilty. But make no mistake about it, President Trump is not above the law. We simply must wait until the investigation is over and, if necessary, have an Impeachment hearing. Prosecutors must take a sufficient amount of time to build a case, and even for us lowly civilians, it can sometimes take a long time. Imagine how large this investigation is. President Trump has done business all over the world. Lawyers on both sides knew the investigation was going to take a while at the very beginning. With all the indictments, guilty pleas, and cooperating witnesses, we are close to a conclusion of the investigation. Hold on to you seats, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.

The following links access the Constitution in its entirety:

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

THE BILL OF RIGHTS

 

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Until the 19th century, men were winning the war and not just the battles. Men treated women like objects and if they were lucky, women were just considered second class citizens. Of course, depending on the country, women were abused physically and sexually in horrible ways. During those thousands of years, a funny thing happened on the way to equality. In the U.S., women got the right to vote, helped us win WWII by helping to make our war machines and run our infrastructure, became politicians, and became productive citizens in all other walks of life. Equality for women was just a matter of time. What we didn’t expect was that there are some women who want revenge for those thousands of years of abuse. Equality wasn’t good enough. Those women want a pound of flesh. As a result, you hear things like, “I don’t need a man”. Really!!! I know you have a great paying job, birth control, in vitro fertilization (man sperm still needed), sex toys, and washing machines, but REALLY!!! There are still a lot of babies being born. I would think that the 9 month siege and the excruciatingly painful breaking out of the vagina by an alien would be a deterrent to having sex with a man. But, some ladies just can’t seem to stop. Besides, it takes two to tango. Even though the gate swings both ways, it usually swings in favor of guys and girls hooking up.

I get it ladies. You suffered terribly, but do you have to go to the dark side. You should take a lesson from people who were slaves and the Indians. During slavery, there were a few slave uprisings. There could have been more. They could have poisoned all the plantation owners but chose not to. Even today, though unarmed black men and women are being assaulted and killed, blacks are not trying to get even. They just want it to stop. The Indians were systematically slaughtered. They are not seeking revenge either. They just build more casinos.

When talking to my lady friends, I don’t hear much about love, companionship, and compassion. I hear about how to manipulate men to get what they want. Some women can’t just say they are not interested in a man, they have to eviscerate him in front of everybody. It’s a blood sport. When talking about dangling sex and leading a man on, my friend said, “If he’s stupid enough to give me stuff, I’m gonna take it”. All this amounts to emotional castration. You are shaping the men of tomorrow and it’s not a pretty picture. Yes, men were brutal for thousands of years, but most men could still fall in love. Think about it, brutal men who have no capacity for love. The way you see and relate to men today is a direct result of how men treated you for thousands of years. Do you want men who are emotionally detached?

 Ladies, it’s not too late. The fate of the world depends on you. You can be bad ass, just don’t be that way 24/7. Here is a clue to help you know when to be tough on a guy. If he treats you like a piece of meat, he doesn’t respect you for who you are, and he is fixated on any part of your anatomy, you have my blessings to eviscerate him. If he is genuinely nice, and not too ugly, give the brother a chance. Just so you know, you are right, all men want just one thing. SEX!!!! You just have to find the guy that also respects you and treats you like an equal. Those guys still exist but are rapidly becoming a dying breed. Those kind of guys will continue to dwindle if you keep eviscerating men. Let’s face it, eviscerated men push Nuclear Buttons!!!!

So who’s winning the battle of the sexes? Right now it’s a photo finish, and the women are winning by a nose. The only reason women get the win is because men just like sex too much. A lot of men are weak minded when it comes to sex, and that’s a woman’s only advantage. Otherwise, men and women need each other equally. BTW guys, don’t let the ladies hold you hostage with sex. Just find someone who appreciates you too. Ladies, you do have a softer side. I know it’s there because you use it to get stupid men to give you stuff. Try using it to attract a decent man and quit going for the “bad boy”. The fate of the world is in your hands!!!!

This Blog is gonna be short, sweet, and to the point. For those of you who trash Obama and give Trump all the credit for our current great Economy, a picture is worth a thousand words:

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THIS GRAPH SHOWS THE DOW STOCK MARKET  ACTIVITY AT THE END OF THE BUSH PRESIDENCY, AND THE START OF THE OBAMA AND TRUMP PRESIDENCIES. ANY QUESTIONS?

UNEMPLOYMENT GRAPH

UNEMPLOYMENT RAPIDLY ROSE TO 10% IN OBAMA’S FIRST YEAR BECAUSE OF THE RECESSION STARTED UNDER BUSH. AFTER OBAMA’S FIRST YEAR, THERE WAS A STEADY DECLINE TO 4.7%. TRUMP DIDN’T DO ANYTHING BUT SAY I DO. YES, THE UNEMPLOYMENT DROPPED TO 3.9% IN APRIL 2018, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, OBAMA DID ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR HIM.

 

Bottom line, the numbers don’t lie. Obama has eight years of numbers that prove he rescued our Economy from the mess the Republicans, under Bush, left him. Donald Trump is nothing more than the back-up quarterback to Tom Brady (Obama). The back-up quarterback usually only takes over during the last 2 minutes of the game after Brady (Obama) has already won the game by 50 points. Trump didn’t earn the credit for this great Economy. He had it handed to him on a silver platter by President Obama. Silly Republicans, you believe everything Trump and Hannity say…..SAD!!!!!…..LOL

WHY TRUMP GOT ELECTED

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This was supposed to be my first Blog after returning to WordPress, but the shootings at a Parkland, FL high school was more important. Here is a link to that Blog. Let’s continue to work for reasonable gun control legislation and a ban on assault weapons.

Now, about President Trump. I’m going to try and be as brief as possible. During President Obama’s term, Republicans deliberately did everything they could to interfere with President Obama’s legislation and success (click this link). As a result, there was an escalation of political chaos and gridlock. There were more Republican filibusters than in the entire history of our government, the Republicans shut down the government twice, and got U.S. credit downgraded. The American people simply got fed up with government. Instead of blaming the Republicans who instigated this political chaotic mess, the blame was placed on the Democrats. This didn’t make sense because all indicators showed a significant improvement over the metrics that the Republicans handed Obama. Here is a video link  outlining President Obama’s accomplishments.

American voters, now fed up and blinded with rage, chose to abandon traditional politicians and try someone with no history of serving as a politician. They had to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Hillary lossed by default, she was a politician. She also shot herself in the foot a few times: 1. She stated she would get rid of coal jobs 2. Had an infamous “What difference does it make” Bengazi comment 3. she didn’t campaign in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin 4. She made poor decisions about emails. The voters ultimately chose Trump, but in doing so, ignored obvious warning signs: 1. He launched his campaign with racist remarks against Mexicans 2. He uses profanity in public 3. He makes insane statements like “he could shoot someone in Time Square and not lose votes” 4. “John McCain is a loser, he got caught” 5. He brags about sexual assaulting women with impunity. 6. He went bankrupt 4 times, one was a Casino. How do you bankrupt a Casino? Both Hillary and Trump were poor candidates for President because of their baggage, but in a case like that, people should always choose the lesser of the two evils. It should be obvious to most, that we chose wrong!!!! Donald Trump is President. Hillary was careless and that allowed Russia to exploit her. Trump entertained Russians secretly in the Oval Office. We only found out because Russia published it. Which is worse?

After just over a year of the Trump Presidency, it’s baffling why he has any support at all. Trump is spawning rapid fire chaos at a rate too numerous to count. Here are the high points: 1. His many lies can easily be highlighted with soundbites and video 2. Many of his handpicked staff who “are the best at what they do”, have no experience at what they are asked to do 3. Many appointees (34%) have been fired by Trump, are under criminal investigation, are wasting government money, or simply quit 4. Many leave because of Russian connections 5. Trump minimizes the importance of the intelligence community, Hispanic Judges, and the news media 6. Trump gives every country grief except Russia, and Russia hacked U.S. political and infrastructure systems.  Yet, Trump has not taken a definitive stand against these actions. My take on Trump and Russia involvement will follow in another Blog. 7.  He changes his mind sometimes hours after he makes a public statement (examples: “I’ll sign any bipartisan DACA legislation”. The next day he didn’t sign. Also, he led people to believe he wanted to raise the age to buy assault weapons. His official plan did not include a provision for this point). 8. Finally, he is named as a Defendant in a legal case that involves a pornography star.

I realize some of you will support Trump no matter what he does or says, but for those of you who are concerned about Trump’s inability to try and unite our country, please pay attention and do more searching for the truth on your own. Don’t rely on FOX, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, or ABC. There is unbiased information at Politifact, Factcheck.org, and (any Federal Government site).gov

 

CONGRESS

Our Politicians should have sprung into action immediately after Columbine in 1999, but they didn’t. There was nationwide moral outrage when children as young as 6 years old were murdered at Sandy Hook in 2012, and still they did nothing. Most recently, students were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in ParklandFlorida, on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. About 122 school murders have occured over the 19 years since Columbine. Today, even though there is more than 90% nationwide support for sensible gun registration laws and the banning of assault weapons, President Trump and Congress are still falling short of those simple, but impactful changes. This is truly Moral Impotence, but more importantly, as our elected leaders, they are sworn to ensure our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. When they don’t do everything possible to protect us from threats, foreign and domestic, in the face of clear and present dangers, they are commiting treason by ignoring their mandate given by the Constitution of the United State’s Declaration of Independence.

Politicians and many Republican voters argue that it is their right to own guns, and they are right. Guns are necessary for protection, to hunt, and recreation. Nobody wants to take guns used for these purposes. Assault rifles like the AR-15 are weapons of war and have no business being in the hands of the average citizen. It fires a high velocity round that is more lethal than a low velocity firearm, even if they inflict the exact same wound.  Another argument is that if strong gun laws are passed, it won’t stop  people who are determined to kill. Once again they are right, but stricter gun laws will reduce the amount of deaths caused by guns. The person determined to kill, will kill fewer people with a hand gun or hunting rifle than if he were firing an AR-15. So the goal of stricter gun laws is to reduce the loss of life and not take 2nd amendment rights. Any regulation is for our protection. Since more Airline inspections were mandated, there have been fewer deaths from Airline crashes. Seatbelts and airbags have reduced automobile deaths. Many cities have cleaner air because of regulation and that decreases healthcare disease and deaths. We have to choose. Do we protect your right to own an AR-15 that has no practical use for the average citizen, or protect the right of a child to live. I’m going to get out of my comfort zone for a moment. So, Politicians and Citizens, if you choose your right to own an AR-15 over the right of a child to live, you are an enemy of the state, morally bankrupt, a cold, heartless bastard, and a DUMB ASS!!!!

via TIRED OF WINNING YET REPUBLICANS?

It is important that you read the links that compare Republicans vs Democrats regarding how each handles legislation and the economy historically and you will see that Democrats have the best record overall!!!!!

VOICE OF REASON

MIDTERM WIN

It’s been almost 2 years. If you’re not rich, What has Donald Trump done for you? Republicans control the House, Senate, and the Presidency.  Did they: Repeal & Replace Obamacare with something better….NO.  Build a wall and make Mexico pay….NO. Pass a Jobs Bill….NO.  Do you have a better job or better paying job….NO.  Pass an Infrastructure Bill….NO. Raise the Minimum Wage….NO. After 2 years and full control of the Government, Republicans should have passed something just for the middle class and the poor. Republicans did get 2 Supreme Court Justices, Pass a Trillion dollar plus tax Bill, Got a Nuclear Treaty with North Korea, Broke Nuclear Treaties with Iran & Russia,  Imposed tariffs that will raise consumer prices, Got a Muslim ban, Removed regulations that protect the environment & consumers, Took children from their mothers and put them in cages, are trying to break up the European Union, NATO…

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VOICE OF REASON

Yes Republicans, I’m talking about you. You got 2 Supreme Court Justices out of Donald Trump. Things are looking up for you. You also got tax cuts for the rich, an immigration ban on Muslims, a denuclearization treaty with North Korea (Maybe?), and a likely repeal of Roe v. Wade. Not to mention the gift from President Obama of a booming economy and low unemployment. Trump really came through for you, but at what cost?

Trump is ripping apart the fabric of our Democracy. He is alienating our Allies but praising Russian and North Korean Dictators. We now live in a world where we have Russians in the Oval Office without any Americans present after our Intelligence Agencies stated clearly that Russians hacked our Democracy. President Trump believes President Putin. After all, Putin said Russia didn’t do it so Trump did pretty much nothing for quite some time. Trump…

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