My meanderings about politics, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
I recall hearing, even recently, at Trump rallies the cry drain the swamp. I think instead of draining the swamp, he’s put radioactive material into it and now we have swamp monsters. In an era where bipartisan voices from Congress are rare it is refreshing to see this happening over the case of this pay-for-play situation with the White House. It’s very clear that Trump organization received favorable treatment by the Chinese government and now the result is letting this Trojan Horse into our country.
After all of the news about what Michael Cohen has done for his other two clients I have to wonder what Sean Hannity has had to pay 4 Michael Kong to fix. Michael Cohen is a fixer and not an attorney in the way that you and I think of an attorney. It’s more like an attorney in The Godfather. He threatens people and he does underhanded deals that hide information from the public. Case in point all of the non-disclosure agreements with people who have had relationships with the current occupant of the White House. Or the RNC Finance chair who had to have an abortion with a young lady he had sexual relations with. This is the classic Family Values party that the Republicans have been counting all these years. Affairs with pornstars and Playboy bunnies and abortions left and right.
Sean Hannity is not a reporter. Sean Hannity is a pundit who’s relationship with the truth what’s only when it’s convenient for him. But Fox News sells him as a reporter and let’s be honest here he is in the back pocket of the present occupant of the White House and as such should not be making news programming.
What has Sean Hannity paid Michael corn to hide? Affairs with Playboy bunnies or Pawn Stars? Abortions? This is the family values Republican Party of 2018 and they should be ashamed of themselves.
The way I look at this is very simple. If I go to a restaurant and I get food poisoning I don’t go back to that restaurant until I know that they have changed their methods and have remove the staff that cause this from happening in the first place. We need to vote with our Facebook accounts right now. Deactivating your Facebook account which is what Facebook calls deleting it is the only way that Facebook will change their ways.
Yesterday Mark Zuckerberg went and put out a statement on Facebook and then did an interview on CNN. In both cases he never explained how he’s going to fix the problem. Sure, he said that Facebook should be regulated, but he knows how much money Facebook gives to Congress and how much sway they have and how this regulation will be put into effect. They know the regulations will be toothless. We must deactivate our accounts and then when and only when Facebook makes the necessary changes should we go back. I deactivated my account in November and to be honest everyone I need to be in contact with has remained in contact with me. Is it hard? Yes! But marching in Selma was very very hard and very very dangerous so I don’t feel like some sort of martyr at this juncture compared to those brave people. Let’s grow up and show Facebook who’s the Boss.
I’ve said this before, the last time there was a Jared this famous it did not end well, ask Subway.
This story from the Washington Post unveils a host of issues with Jared Kushner and his position in the White House.
Let’s start with the finances. Jared Kushner owns 666 5th Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. Yes it’s the sign of the devil but we’ll go there some other time. A year from now the mortgage will balloon to 1.2 billion dollars. I don’t especially like using the word billion so let’s put it in another way it’s 1200 million dollars. Obviously he can borrow the money from his father-in-law even if his father-in-law had the money, I don’t think his father-in-law is the kind that gives money out. So he started going from bank to bank trying to sell the idea of refinancing this white elephant on Fifth Avenue. He went to the normal Banks and they all turned away so that he started going to the more let’s say Shady Financial organizations. Like Deutsche Bank, a bank whose motto should be we longer money better than your launderette. Don’t take my word for it they have been convicted on several counts of money laundering for both the mob and terrorist organizations. He’s also tried to get investment from the Chinese. It is reported that in his meeting in China last month he talked about his personal finances with foreign officials in China. And then there’s the Russians, those lovable Russians. They’ll lend money to anyone but I feel sorry if you don’t have the money to pay them back.
Now that we have all the characters laid out you can understand why Jared Kushner would be at Giant liability to this country. He knows all of the secrets that are told to the president, he owes huge amounts of money and he cannot get a security clearance.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. He was a promoter very much in the mold of 45. When the Wynn Resorts open in Las Vegas we and Los Angeles when were bombarded by had of him standing on top of his hotel. It’s a 60-story building and I’m sure they will not let him anywhere near the ledge anymore.
I am never happy when someone is in a bad place but in this case I will make an exception. This man used his position of power to hurt and harass and do all kinds of horrible things to women in the last 40 years. And to quote Ivanka Trump, there’s a special place in hell for people like him.
Even if we are to believe the polls, and I do not, these two presidential candidates are the most unpopular nominees in a generation. What has to be remembered is that people on the most part vote with the economy. If you look at the chart you’ll see that both Democrats and independents more importantly think the economy is doing well. Only Republicans think that the economy is doing badly. The Republicans live in a world of Fox News and they are told bad economic news day in Day Out. The rest of us live in the real world and see all of the cranes in the sky building new buildings in our cities, businesses opening and for the first time in a long time people are secure in their job and I truly believe they can find a better one if they wanted to. So yes right now seems a little bit dark for Hillary but people want to continue the upward trend of the economy. One would then ask why did Al Gore lose. Although I supported him and work hard on his campaign he did separate himself as much as he could from the President Clinton and more importantly President Clinton’s incredible economic Legacy. Hillary on the other hand has embraced President Obama and will have the president on the ground in key States making her case.
Labor Day is the traditional start of the presidential campaign. And this Labor Day did not disappoint. Hillary Clinton the beautiful beautiful plane has her new campaign plan for the next two months. Donald Trump has agreed to the debates. I believe that this will be pivotal in the outcome of the election. Donald Trump was on a stage with 10 people when he was debating during the primaries. He could disappear for 15 minutes at a time while the others were bickering. One on one is going to be difficult for Donald Trump and his lack of focus and grasp of the issues. The debates going to be interesting but it’s important to realize that debates don’t usually have much outcome on the election results. The only way debates have an outcome is when one of the candidates screwed up royally or seems disingenuous.
Last night, during late night with Stephen Colbert, Elizabeth Warren made it clear that she was not the vice-presidential pick. She also announced that she was speaking on Monday night. I am and would be very happy if Tim Kaine is Hillary’s choice. He has a secret weapon. Not only does he check all the boxes regarding his Progressive beliefs but this very American looking man speaks perfect Spanish. We need to make sure that the Latino vote comes out strong for Hillary if we’re going to the feet Donald Trump. And Tim Kaine is a good debater something I don’t think Mike Pence is. So this may not be the ticket that all of you wished for but it’s the ticket that Hillary wants to run with and we have to support her in every way. Let us not forget that this is not just a beauty contest but it’s also the person who may have to take over from Hillary God forbid, and who will hopefully be by her side for the next 8 years.
On the surface Mike Pence may look like a reasonable man. Let’s let’s all think back to 2015 when Indiana passed the anti-gay legislation. He mishandled his role as governor of the state because he’s the governor of everyone. He allowed religion to go into places that it was never meant to go by our founding fathers. He is extremely religious and extremely anti-gay. But two White old man running as the Republican ticket is what is to be expected.
Calling what Trump said last week as an economic speech would be stretching the imagination. Corporations and Business Leaders understand that his policies would put us in a deep recession if not a complete depression of our economy. So Business Leaders are galvanizing behind Hillary because she’s the only one that is putting out policies that are well-rounded and would help both the Working person and business owners especially small business ones. This is the opposite of what normally happens during @clash between Democrats and Republicans on the presidential level.