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.
Let’s face it, since the founding of our country presidents have been politicians. Politicians will say a lot of things to get themselves elected even though they know that there is no way that these things can actually be implemented. That being said this president does not fall within the realm of other presidents and their use of untruths.
This President uses lies the same way he uses air to breathe. He’ll say one thing on Tuesday and then completely opposite thing on Wednesday and then I that he ever said what he said on Tuesday. I don’t think that he understands the concept of recordings. You would think someone who threw the years active as his own fake PR person would understand that when something is recorded it can’t be played back and therefore is not fake news. But we have a president who doesn’t seem to understand much of anything.
The republicans, the GOP, or just the party of trump claimed that they are better at fiscal responsibility than the democrats.
When governor Jerry Brown took over from Arnold Schwarzenegger there was a 27.1 billion dollar deficit but now we have a rainy day fund that exceeds that amount. People think that California is one giant democratic state. They could not be more wrong. Especially In the state legislature there are giant swats of California that are held by republicans and yet the governor was able to sign this bill will thought a single line item veto. That’s because governor Brown works across the aisle unlike the republicans. When president Clinton left office we had a budget surplus. That took a lot of work but he did it in conjunction with a Republican Congress. Now due to tax cuts for mainly rich people and their heirs we are watching the clock in New York race through our money because of the fiscal irresponsibility of the Republican party or the party of trump.
When former San Francisco bear and now lieutenant governor Gavin newsome took over as you tenant governor he did a couple of interesting things. He moved out of the lieutenant governor said mansion and it is now least as a means of revenue for the state. He moved out of the lieutenant governor offices in the state house and took a cubicle outside of governor Brown’s office. Hopefully, in November we will vote Gavin newsome in for governor and he will continue governor Brown’s fiscal responsibility. I’m like the party of trump or the party of fiscal irresponsibility.
You know Scott Pruitt is done, and I don’t mean medium rare. I mean chared to the Bone done, when he gets a republican member of Congress to go against Trump. He spent Millions on his personal security. Went to Morocco of all places to sell natural gas. Why does the EPA administrator need to go to Morocco to sell natural gas? Is that in the EPA administrator job duties? He built a soundproof booth because he thinks he’s Get Smart. The Washington Post now is saying that three White House officials have confirmed that Pruitt lied on Fox News to Ed Henry when he said he knew nothing about the ridiculous pay raises he gave to his friends from Oklahoma. In fact he’s the one who approved them. He’s turned the EPA into the environmental pollution Administration and I just plain don’t like him.
I feel like he may be let go over the weekend when less people are watching the news although the president may be too occupied with watching the Masters on Golf Channel like he was doing wow on a flight on Air Force One. Can you imagine if President Obama was caught watching the Golf Channel on Air Force One? It would be full confession investigations right now. Fox News would be blowing up. We did watch his cabre of people chowing down on our food and it was disgusting, especially Steven Miller.
Aren’t we all tired of winning, this winning has to stop. Now everything we buy from China is going to go up in price a nice tax increase for the poor and the middle class. Winning that’s all we do is win. I can’t wait till this winning is over.
Trump said he was ending catch-and-release, I didn’t know it was going to be in his cabinet.
Did you ever think why they call it a trade War? One side protects the other side counter-attacks and so on and so on and so on until it becomes a real war. What if China start selling off the trillions of US Treasury Bills they have? Some would say that would not be in their best interest, but in a trade War…
If he’s not directed by Putin then Trump is following along perfectly in the plan that Putin has for us. Dismantle our Partnerships, dismantle NATO, and make our allies mistrust us. So far Trump is doing exactly that.
And what happened to Republicans being all for free trade? It’s amazing how quiet GOP leadership has been, or can we still call it leadership?
For a party in the minority the Democrats should have got a lot of what they want it or is it that the Republicans are Running Scared? I think that the Republicans are Running Scared. When you see numbers like in Illinois last night where the Republican turnout was down by 15% and the Democratic turnout was up by 182% you know that the Republicans are Running Scared. So yes the Democrats didn’t get everything they wanted but they got a lot of what they wanted, the tunnel between New Jersey and New York that minority leader Schumer wanted so badly and no funding for border wall or extra beds in detention centers or more ice enforcement agents for Trump. All in all this Omnibus Bill is a good one and I congratulate the Democrats for holding their nose down and working as opposed to blustering like a certain someone in the White House.
The Republican party has taken an unending March into moral depravity. When you hear evengelical leaders defend a sitting president having an affair with a pornstar by saying we don’t have a perfect president you know there’s something wrong with their values. What happened to the party of moral values? I can give you one main answer, Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell has been the architect of so many underhanded deals including stonewalling President Obama and his nominee to be a Supreme Court Justice. Changing the rules of the Senate at his whim. And yes, the Democratic party has not been there to defend us as well as they should. I know the Democrats love to say when they go low we go high but at this point I wonder whether or not we are being too nice.
I hope that the Republicans in the country will understand that this is a terrible path for our country. They are ignoring an attack by the Russians on our electoral system for their own political gain. This idea of fake news is disgusting to me. Attacking our judicial system and the agencies that protect us like the FBI and the justice department is intolerable. We must say enough is enough.
For decades now the Republican party has had to abide by rules set down by a consent decree. They were caught cheating and up to their old tricks of voter suppression. The court found this so outrageous that they mandated behavior for the Republican Party. This mandated Behavior was meant to expire in July of next year. Donald Trump has changed all of the Dynamics and is going to make it harder for the Republicans in the future to try to suppress the vote. The Democrats have Ben too easy to turn the other cheek and because of that they have lost in places where they should have won. It’s good to see the Democrats standing up for our rights and making sure that every voter can go to the pole and not worry that they will be obstructed or harassed.
Unfortunately in my opinion they may be right. No I’m not saying that Mike Pence who’s going to win the debate. But it’s in the best interest of the media conglomerates to make this race more even. So however great Tim Kaine is tonight they will say that this is a reset for the Trump campaign. It’s 5:12 p.m. in California so the debate starts in 48 minutes and that is my prediction.
The numbers are staggering. When I heard that Sheldon Adelson was only going to be giving 4 million dollars to the Trump campaign this cycle I knew that things were not rosie with the Republican Jewish donor base. In 2012 those who identified as Jewish gave 29% of their donations to Mitt Romney. So far this year Donald Trump has only gotten 4% of those donations. His rhetoric is 2 scary to those of us who are Jewish. What people don’t understand is that once you hate a group and make them the scapegoats it’s easy to add more groups. Donald Trump is getting what he deserves