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.
First and foremost, I wish the first lady a quick and complete recovery. Her health is the most important issue here.
The premise of this article is that without the first lady the president is losing an important component in his diplomatic encounters. I believe her charm and poise and elegance does lens something to this presidency. Unfortunately all of her Poise does not make up for the incoherent and radical foreign policy of this Administration.
Watching Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau yesterday on Meet the Press was heartbreaking. He explained how without question the Canadiens have fought side-by-side with the Americans and now America has declared a trade war on Canada. There is absolutely no basis for this trade War and yet this president, acting like an orangutan, is pounding his chest at our allies.
Like a bully, he is hitting first. I believe that this stems from the last G20 where he was pretty much left alone by the other foreign leaders. I’m sure this is fury gated him. He believes himself to be the absolute ruler of United States. We are not a monarchy and respect is earned in life, business and especially world politics.
The numbers don’t at up for him issuing these Terrace on our allies. Saying that he sees too many Mercedes parts on 5th Avenue makes absolutely no sense. I love Cadillacs. Cadillac is working very hard at becoming a world class luxury car manufacturer. The CT-6 is it’s first act in doing so. That being said, Mercedes, VW, Audi, BMW, Lexus and I can go on and on all have manufacturing facilities in the United States. Banning all foreign cars from entering the United States will do very little to stem the number of Foreign brands being sold in United States eyes they are being made here. So once again he is only doing this for his base. It’s pointless and isn’t that what this whole Administration has been about.
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’ll be 64 the end of April and I remember vividly how Watergate went down. As much as I may not have agreed with Richard Nixon’s policies he was nowhere close to being as corrupt an individual has a human being has the current occupant of the White House. When James Comey who had much to do with putting him in the White House says that Trump should not be in the White House in rings true to 3/4 of the American people. The other quarter are just plain crazy or so rich that all they care about is counting how many dollars more they have in their pockets. They don’t care about our country but I do and this man needs to be removed from office.
My one worry is that his vice president is just as much in the muck as he is which means that Paul Ryan would be next in line to be president. And a Paul Ryan presidency would be the end of us all.
This has not been a good week for Kellyanne Conway. Although seen as the number one Trump cheerleader Kellyanne Conway has had a few mishaps which may make her job in the White House less secure. First let’s talk about her husband. George Conway. He has been tweeting away and not very favorably towards the President. He’s actually had to delete tweets. I’ve deleted tweets because after tweeting them I realized that they were inappropriate. In this case, although I have no inside knowledge, it looks like someone was coerced into deleting his tweets. I believe that’s a violation of the First Amendment which is above the second amendment by the way.
Now this Trump supporter who says that Trump is one of the greatest president that ever existed is saying that Kellyanne Conway is the number one liquor in the White House. He says that the economy is Trump’s best accomplishment. The man has been in the White House less than a year and the economy he has his merely a wave that he’s riding thanks to President Obama. A president who is so narcissistic that he hates other people being in the news in his administration is going to start wondering if Kellyanne Conway is becoming more important than him, and he hates that. Further, I think that the president is the number one leaker in the White House. His weekend trips to the so-called Southern White House are very telling, and by the way I think he calls it the southern White House and not the winter White House because the last president who called the winter White House was President Nixon, and he was impeached and resigned in disgrace.. Trump is well known to go around the club talking to the people that spent $250,000 a year for membership and exorbitant prices for the food and he tell them things. He needs to do this because he wants to show that he is relevant. And that’s so sad for someone who is ostensibly the leader of the Free World.
As I said before, whenever someone that I disliked left the White House they were replaced with someone I dislike more or was just incompetent for the job. In either case the country is not winning, I thought we would be tired of winning by now.
You don’t have meetings with foreign governments and then ask them in these meetings as a representative the United States of America’s government for loans. End of discussion. That’s when you go to jail.
Jared and Ivanka have used the White House in a way that no other family member has ever used the white house before. They are using it to enrich themselves and every way shape and form. Whether it be Ivanka meeting with the Chinese foreign minister and all of a sudden having business deals that all of a sudden appeared after her meeting. Jared Kushner with his building on six six six Fifth Avenue that has a 1.2 billion dollar mortgage due in less than 9 months is desperate for cash so he goes asking government while representing the United States of America. For that both of them should go to jail. These are not federal crimes these are also State crimes so Daddy cannot pardon them.
I don’t remember ever posting an article from The Wall Street Journal before and I think this is the beginning of the dismantling of this putrid White House. Rupert Murdoch once was a great supporter of trump and now he is doing this. The rats are jumping off the sinking ship.
Talk about “Must See TV”! Tonight on CNN and Sunday on CBS Anderson Cooper is going to make the private residence of the White House not a fun place to be. I know this is all very salacious but he is the president and he did it allegedly right after marrying his wife and her having their baby. That’s reptilian.
Anderson Cooper knows how to ask questions and get right to your soul so I know that this is going to be fascinating to watch.
First a little bit about what I know regarding Proton Mail. Proton Mail was designed by a group of physicists at the CERN reactor in Switzerland. The reactor was down for routine maintenance and they had a lot of time on their hands and they started thinking about creating a mail system which could not be intercepted by hackers. Unfortunately Proton Mail has one huge problem. You have to input a password in when you send it and the receiver has to put their own password when they want to read it. So what’s happened is that people like me signed up for Proton Mail never used it because they’re not enough people out there who want to do that much work to read an email. So those who use Proton Mail or in two categories. The first category are people who are paranoid about governmental intrusion in their email and the second category are criminals.
That all being said, you can understand why use of Proton Mail in governmental emails should be forbidden. It’s encryption was designed by physicists and if you watch The Big Bang Theory Sheldon has told you how smart physicists are. It’s basically impossible to open unless you’re the NSA and want to spend huge amount of time on trying to open a single email.
This brings me to the second point, when you hire the best people, well the best people in the mind of Donald Trump, this is what happens. This staffer was using proton mail something no staffer in the White House should be using because White House email is already very secure. Perhaps this staffer had his own personal reasons for using it or he was trying to hide something, I won’t speculate on that.
But really, if you’re hiring the best people would they leave their password on White House stationery ona bus bench? And whatis this staffer trying to hide?
Perhaps it would be best for this White House to move it daily briefings from Washington to the Kremlin. Sarah Huckabee Sanders seems hell-bent on marching lockstep with the propaganda put out by Putin and Trump. I heard yesterday in a MSNBC story about Putin and their hold on Trump that Putin has said in the past that he has information that would be harmful to Trump. He is blackmailing Trump and Trump is complicit in this. Trump should have never ever run for the presidency if he thought he could be blackmailed. Doing so is treason in my mind and in the mind of many legal Scholars.
I applaud Theresa May on Great Britain for standing up to Putin and his attack on their country. Now if we only had a President Who was actually able to say how Russia attacked us in 2016 and is doing so right now through our electoral system. It repulses me to think that this man in the White House does not want to do anything about such a threat to our democracy. But then again does he really like our democracy? He seems to like dictator is a lot better than the way we run our country.
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.