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.
Great tactician have been defeated by the smallest details. Alexander didn’t realize how hard it would be to rule an Empire that large. Napoleon Bonaparte never thought how he would feed his troops while invading Russia. And I could go on. Now mind you I don’t think of Trump as a great tactician, his tactics car seat of the pants. So I say all this because I’m not sure that he realizes if he pardons Manafort that will make it easier for prosecutors to question Manafort because he has no self-incrimination problems and cannot plead the Fifth Amendment.
So if our fearless leader plans on pardoning Manafort he’s got to do it well into Manafort’s prison term. I’m sure that I am not the only person that has heard pundants talked about this on television. Me thinks that Mr manafort’s family may be listening to it as well and will tell their imprisoned family member that it’s time for him to flip. Yes I use the colloquial that seems to be Trump’s favorite, the language of the mob. He has referred to John Dean, of Watergate Fame, as erect. Yesterday he said in his Fox and Friends interview that he thinks flipping should be illegal.
That’s why I am of the same opinion as Bill Maher who honestly believes, and so do I that this election coming up in about 2 months will be pivotal to the continuation of the United States of America as we have come to know it. Bill Maher gave a million dollars last week and I will be pumping as much money into the Senate as I possibly can to make sure the Democratic candidates win.
For a failing newspaper the New York Times sure has it’s shit together while probing deep into this dark and brooding White House. Let’s face it these are not confidential memos but rather Public Relation documents put out so that when they try to say the president is above the law they can point to these false documents and say look here it is.
Representative Adam Schiff of California said it best, this President, no president is above the law. And Donald Trump above them all it’s certainly not above the law. He and his corrupt family have infested the White House like roaches or termites. There will be a cleansing and just like Jimmy Carter came after Nixon an unlikely president will be our next leader. Who would have thought that the Great and Mighty Nixon would be replaced by a peanut farmer from Plains Georgia. Basically an unknown quantity on the political scene and yet he became president.
I watched Bernie Sanders last night on Bill Maher. I was not and have not been a Bernie Sanders supporter. I was all in for Hillary Clinton from the beginning hell I was all in for Hillary Clinton in 2008 until she withdrew her candidacy. And as much as I think that nominating someone of my own faith, a Jew, is a mistake I guess the same thing could have been said about nominating Barack Obama, an African American. Bernie makes sense for these times and if we’re going to Unite the Democrats we need to do it with someone who doesn’t seem bought in any way shape or form and Bernie Sanders is that. I never thought I would say this.
Just one more thing, just in case you think he’s got a great legal team, they cited the wrong federal statute for obstruction of justice in this so-called confidential memo.
Discrediting the special counsel is all there is left for this corrupt and decrepit Administration and its supporters.
The special counsel has nothing to gain from this and must remain quiet because he’s a professional and so are all the fine men and women were working with him. Donald Trump says he Mourns the beautiful young lives that have been hurt by this probe. Donald Trump you caused this probe, you colluded with the Russians to win an election because you are a power-hungry oligarch to be.
We the people of the United States will not let you become an oligarch and the best that you can hope for is a short prison sentence for your son Don Jr and you and your vice president, who was in charge of the transition, leaving in disgrace.
I honestly believe that this white house does not understand that there is an internet, or even if they’re understanding of how information is processed in our Modern Age. Leaking dubious questions about the investigation by the special counsel from the White House is making George Washington spin in his grave. His White House is corrupt to the core. It corrupts everything it touches that’s why we see all of these cabinet secretaries leave in a walk of shame.
Robert Mueller investigation has been watertight. Why would he or his people leaked the questions they’re going to be asking the president? There’s nothing to gain on their part and why would they break such a tight seal that they’ve had on this investigation from the beginning.
Now you add this new allegation that the white house sold anti aircraft missiles to Ukraine to stop them from cooperating with the special counsel. Again do they not realize that there is an internet and that all transactions are recorded and we will see this eventually? I am so tired of the daily barrage of scandals coming out of this White House. I so wish to go back to the days of President Obama where we had a government that work for the people and not for themselves.
And just one more thing, he wrote his own letter regarding his health during the election. He made Hillary Clinton’s health and issue while he was lying about his own.
Frankly, I’m happy to do poll says that it isn’t a knockout. I hope it stays this way until the election. We don’t need complacency to take over the Democratic party. We don’t need people to think that we’re going to win and they don’t need to go out and vote. Let’s face it the Republican party has made it very difficult to go vote. Where do you only country in the world that votes on a Tuesday. And countries that vote during the week have that day off. We should be voting on Saturday and Sunday, but the Republicans would hate that because it would allow people who work to be able to go out and actually vote. Sure there’s absentee ballots but those numbers never are enough to swing an election.
We need to get this Orange Madness out of the white house before he gets us into a real war. The Republicans have shown that when they feel like they’re about to lose an election they start a war, usually an unnecessary one, remember Iraq?
When a financial institution lends more than a quarter of its total worth to an individual who has no job, no major assets and no way to repay the loan then why would they do it? They did it because Paul Manafort has something that no one wants to hear that is in power. Look at the machination songs that have gone on regarding Paul Manafort and his illicit activities in Ukraine and in Russia. Paul Manafort is at the center of a spoke that goes out all the way around the White House and is what is scaring the hell out of the White House. Loans like this don’t just happen, they happen because somebody is filling the till on the other side.
There’s a Chinese curse that says may you live in interesting times. Maybe you now understand why it’s a curse.