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.
Why does a respectable businessman need a fixer? Well he or she doesn’t, but Donald Trump is no respectable businessman. He is right there with the corleones and his mob like way of doing business. So having Michael Cohen as is conciliary is not so weird.
The problem is now he is the president of the United States. And he’s brought his mob like tactics to the White House. No one has ever done this not even Richard Nixon. This is Despicable and hopefully our country can survive this abomination in the White House.
You make America great peopleagain were fooled. You are full by the Russians and it’s time for you to come to that realization. I was fooled by Russians acting like Bernie Sanders supporters although I never took their bait I really did not like what they were saying. I blocked people like that and I still block people who are not espousing American values but trying to divide our country.
We As Americans, and the world in general are being fooled by Russians a country that’s at best a third-rate nation with little or no Navy and the only thing to speak of is there nuclear Arsenal. They have the 29th largest economy in the world, that puts them way behind several States including New York and California. So Russia get back in your hole and stay there.
I have lived in the United States 59 of my almost 64 years on this planet. I was born in the United States. I am Jewish. And for the first time in my life I’m afraid to admit that. Jews have always been the scapegoats of demagogues.
First a little bit about how I see why people believe that Jews Run the World in some way. Of course it’s not true. But Jewish families put a premium on education of their children above all. My parents moved back to France so that I could get an education in the European sense. When I came back to United States I was far ahead of my counterparts here. I remember starting Junior High School in Texas and thinking that I was back in elementary because we were doing algebra in France and they were doing Simple mathematics. Education is and always has been a pathway to wealth. So, Jews have always been looked upon as difference and Elite. That’s far from the truth.
In her book Madeleine Albright says that the world is going towards Fascism and I’m afraid of that. She also says that Trump is the most undemocratic president we’ve ever had and I believe that. His attack of the media is frightening. The media is the fourth estate. In other words a fourth branch of our governmental system that oversees and make sure that the government is run truthfully and for the people. You can see how it’s working right now. It’s funny at a time when newspapers were in the Klein and people were worried that they would be closing in groves subscriptions to the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and I could go on have gone through the roof in the last few years. Trump’s perceived enemies are benefiting from his collusion with Russia, inept White House and continuous lying to the American people.
Yesterday then Wisconsin there was an election for a supreme court judge. Normally this would not bring out a huge voting electorate but it did because people are energized. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker immediately put out an email message to his supporters that he fears a Blue Wave. I think it’s going to be a blue Tsunami. The Democrat won and one so quickly. It was announced on the Rachel Maddow Show.
What I fear the most is the dumbing-down of America. It’s amazing that I party that claims to be right to life doesn’t want anything to do with the life that they claim they so care for once it is born. The protests by teachers across the country are indicative of what’s happening in our educational system. Instead of imposing tariffs on China we should be putting money into our schools. Having Betsy DeVos as the secretary of education is ridiculous. In her testimony to Congress she actually admitted she said she avoids going to low test score schools. Does she not want to see the problem and try to fix it?
Yes fascism is spreading across our globe and we must be aware of what’s happening and make the necessary changes to our policies. Even members of NATO like turkey are becoming autocratic Nations. China’s president just made himself president for life. Putin ran without opposition because he killed them or put them in jail. The president of Egypt just won by 97% because again he did the same thing Putin did and in both cases our president called them and congratulated on an electoral Victory. What a sham!
I’m an optimist and I believe that the United States will survive this regime. I hope I’m right.
Jill Stein cost Hillary Clinton the election. So her attempts at raising cash for these so-called recount is at best dubious. She herself has said that just because money is being raised does not issue a recount will be had. She is targeting States where the election is very close. But just because she is contesting these races does not mean that she will get a recount. She clearly states that she is not doing this to help Hillary Clinton but in her words to ensure the Integrity of the electoral process, whatever that means. I wouldn’t trust Jill Stein with a penny. And neither should you.
Update: Less than 24 hours after introducing the new Trump/Pence logo it was withdrawn to be replaced by a more traditional logo that resembles the original Trump logo.
Logos for political campaigns are a tricky thing. Hillary’s H with the arrow got a lot of criticism online when it was unveiled. But the criticism of the Trump Pence logo is a little bit more visceral. Mike Pence, has been cited as a man with conviction. The minute he became Donald Trump vice president those convictions fell by the wayside. So the gift that’s been going around showing Trump’ T pleasuring itself on the P for Pence might have it exactly correct. Let us not forget that the Republican Party platform for 2016 has a stipulation that porn should be outlawed. I believe Indiana was one of the states that PornHub blocked because of their stance on LGBT rights to the dismay and unhappiness of the populace. Mike Pence has Draconian Family Values. He believes in a form of Sharia law for Christians and everyone else for that matter. They are both unfit for the White House.
If you have not seen the gif that’s going around click on the link below and it’s in the middle of the article as a video.
NPR has jumped into the election prediction game. This time with a Twist. It’s Interactive. Also takes into consideration demographic changes that have occurred since the last election. It will be a good place to check to see how Hillary is doing in the Electoral College.
Once again Hillary hits Trump hard, very hard. Her campaign launched a new website called “The Art of the Steal”, that highlights how Donald Trump made his so-called fortune by hurting small businesses. She called him a Mitt Romney that’s not that is not good at his job. She pointed out that his economic plan would put our country into four years of recession and we would lose 3.5 million hard-earned jobs. This is not coming from her campaign but coming from an independent report by Moody’s. This line of attack is very effective against Trump and we need to hit him hard when he is at his weakest point which is now. AVB http://www.npr.org/2016/06/21/482955732/clinton-stings-trump-on-economy-we-cant-let-him-bankrupt-america
I will go one step further and say that every woman who decided that she was the equal of a man in every way shape and form has helped secretary Clinton become the nominee of the democratic party for president. In my mind Barbara Jordan stands out. Her incredible used of the spoken word and her gravitas made me at an early age wanting more women empower. I got to spend some time with Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and she too formed how I see women in politics and how I prefer them to men. AVB http://www.npr.org/2016/04/27/475765145/clintons-road-to-the-nomination-was-paved-by-other-women-who-ran