“I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.”
A lesson in leadership from Admiral McRaven who oversaw the raid that killed bin Laden.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
"Trump gave a number of extended interviews on foreign policy during the campaign, and they did not reveal the mind of a Talleyrand or a Metternich. One finds instead the crudest of formulations punctuated by gibberish.
A single sampling must stand in for the whole:
TRUMP: “certainly cyber has to be a, you know, certainly cyber has to be in our thought process, very strongly in our thought process. Inconceivable that, inconceivable the power of cyber.”
His most crippling weakness, however, is a gaping hole in his character that creates an insatiable craving for adulation. That in turn leads him to soak up flattery, especially from autocrats abroad. A sumptuous banquet at the Saudi royal court and a massive five-story portrait of himself projected onto his hotel façade were enough to make Trump swoon with delight toward a country he had formerly faulted for 9/11 and ripping off the American economy.
When Trump traveled to the Philippines, strongman Rodrigo Duterte greeted him with gaudy baubles that led our president to gloat over his reception:
TRUMP: "It's a red carpet like nobody, I think, has probably ever seen.”
For every step Trump takes that has the appearance of purposefulness, there’s another step that reveals an infantile mind giving vent to impulses never successfully subjected to discipline 65 years ago in the sandbox:
TRUMP: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him ‘short and fat?’”
is what Trump, while on a state visit to Vietnam, tweeted about North Korea’s nuclear-armed tyrant.
In light of Trump’s mode of discourse, it is farcical to speak seriously about his foreign policy “visions and aspirations.” To expand on the “philosophical underpinning” of Trumpian “concepts” is to descend into the absurd.
The man who has boasted about grabbing women by the genitals, who cannot distinguish truth from falsity, whose ignorance is only exceeded by his hatefulness, who disses allies and puffs up dictators, whose daily intelligence briefings have been dumbed down to approach the level of The Cat in the Hat, whose own secretary of State reportedly has called him a "moron," is more of a malevolent Forrest Gump than anything resembling a master statesman." --Gabriel Schoenfeld
Friday, December 29, 2017
Trump to NY Times:
TRUMP: We’re going to win another four years for a lot of reasons, most importantly because our country is starting to do well again and we’re being respected again."
TRUMP: "But another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes."
Here's the American people's opinion on whom they trust more, cable, network news, and print media, or Trump. The American people trust cable, network news, and print media more than Trump, the Liar in Chief:
TRUMP: "Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times."
TRUMP: "So they basically have to let me win. And eventually, probably six months before the election, they’ll be loving me because they’re saying, 'Please, please, don’t lose Donald Trump.' O.K"
No, Donnie Dotard, print and visual media don't "let" candidates for president "win." Print and visual media report what the POTUS says and does, and the people decide (without Russian influence, it is hoped).
What you call "fake news" is merely printing and reporting on the asinine things you say and do. Y'know like the interview you just gave the other day to the New York Times.
On the Mueller investigation on Russia influencing the 2016 election and Trump's possible obstruction of justice:
TRUMP: “I think it’s bad for the country. The only thing that bothers me about timing, I think it’s a very bad thing for the country. Because it makes the country look bad, it makes the country look very bad, and it puts the country in a very bad position. So the sooner it’s worked out, the better it is for the country.”
Translation from Dotardese to American English:
This is bad for me. Me. Me. Me. Screw the country. This is bad for me. Me. Me. Me. So the sooner it's worked out and my base forgets that I championed the felonious Michael Flynn and George Papadopolous and the indicted Paul Manaford and Richard Gates the better it is for me. Me. Me. Me.
It's there in all its arrogant, mendacious, wind-baggy, cognitive deteriorating glory by the lying Dotard-in-Chief.
told the New York Times reporter, Michael Schmidt, sixteen times that there was no collusion with Russia during his campaign for the presidency.
"The lady doth protest too much, methinks." --from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act III, scene II, where it is spoken by Queen Gertrude, Hamlet's mother.
Explanation of the above Shakespearean quote from Hamlet:
"It is suspected that, because someone is insisting too much about something, the opposite of what he or she is saying must be true."
No collusion! --Donald J. Trump
Poor insecure, inferior, Donnie. He can't stop comparing himself to President Obama. Donnie knows he will never have the admiration and respect from Americans and the world that President Obama had and still has -- he was, afterall, chosen as the most admired man by Americans, topping Trump.
How sad it is for Trump to have to live his presidential life in the shadow of a man who was more beloved and respected than Trump is and will ever be. SAD!
Trump touts bogus ‘Fox & Friends’ report claiming he’s just as popular as Obama was
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Trump lies and bull$h!+$ himself and his gullible supporters on a daily basis. It is so easy to refute the b.s. he spreads, and thankfully the media does that so we Americans who are paying attention understand what a malevolent, mendacious vulgarian Trump is.
He's a championship liar and moron*!
We got a lot of legislation passed… I believe—and you would have to ask those folks who will know the real answer—we have more legislation passed, including the record… was Harry Truman, a long time ago. And we broke that record, so we got a lot done.”
but let's acknowledge it for what it's worth:
Obama remains most admired man in the world: poll
Obama Is America’s Most Admired Man For The 10th Year In A Row, Gallup Poll Finds
|Barack Obama, America's Most Admired Man|
Normally, the newly elected POTUS gets the title of America's Most Admired Man, but Trump is so awful, so disliked, that the new POTUS got second place and President Obama came in first, again, for the 10th year in a row.
That's how much America dislikes the Trumper.
"The break with history continues to underline Trump’s historic unpopularity. Unlike other White House residents, Trump received almost no bump in support after being sworn in, has never received over 50 percent support, and has lost support consistently throughout his first year." --D.U.
Hillary Clinton was voted Most Admired Woman for the gazillionth time (22nd time).
Michelle Obama came in as the second most admired woman, behind Hillary.
Melania came in 8th, behind Hillary, Michelle, Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, and Condoleeza Rice.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
eliminated funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which assists people who need help paying their energy bills.
Lawmakers in cold-weather states have consistently opposed cuts.
On 15 February 2017—before Trump’s administration first announced its proposed budget—Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) were part of a bipartisan group of 45 senators who sent a letter to both the president and OMB calling for “robust funding” for the program in 2016. They said: More than 90 percent of LIHEAP recipients have at least one household member who is a child, elderly, or disabled, and the percentage of households with at least one veteran has grown to 20 percent.
The program helps to ensure that eligible recipients do not have to choose between paying their energy bills and affording other necessities like food and medicine. Following the release of the proposal in May 2017, independent Maine Sen. Angus King—a member of the Senate Budget Committee—said in a statement: Many of the reductions proposed in this budget – from the cuts to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program to LIHEAP – will hammer thousands of people across Maine, including older, disabled, and lower-income people.
Hard working Maine people who pay taxes expect a government that works for them, but they are the ones who will suffer when the tax cuts proposed in this budget directly benefit those who need it least.
During the Christmas holiday at the billionaire's Mar-a-Lago mansion, Trump met his uber wealthy friends and the first thing out of his mouth was "I made you richer."
Yes. Of course.
And let me ask all the so-called "Christians" out there who support Trump: What would Jesus do? Would he have given more tax breaks to the uber-wealthy at the expense of keeping children, the elderly, the disabled and veterans warm over the long cold winter?
You answer that.
Your president already has.
Trump admin rolling back use of fines against nursing homes.
Those fines against nursing homes? Those would be to punish those nursing homes that abuse grandma and grandpa.
The Trump administration is reportedly rolling back the use of fines against nursing homes that have been cited for violations such as neglect or mistreatment.
The move comes after the nursing home industry requested the change in the Medicare program's penalty protocols, The New York Times reported over the holiday weekend.
Lord Dampnut is very mindful of the nursing home industries' requests to look the other way so that they can make the maximum amount of money while neglecting your grandpa and grandma.
This is MAGA in all its glory!
And this funny meme:
The TRUMPER told America and the world that HE made it okay to say "Merry Christmas!" again.
LOL! B.S.er extraordinaire!
FROM PM CARPENTER OF "THE CARPENTARIAT:
"Go ahead and say [Merry Christmas] if you want, or don’t if you don’t; if you get really lucky, somebody you already don’t like may even be bothered by it. This [Trumpian] sentiment contains almost every pathology of contemporary American life, but it’s not Christian, and aggressively wishing others a "Merry Christmas" strictly to assert that your in-group is currently empowered isn’t a victory for the faith."
PM Carpenter: "Bruenig's observation that insolence exemplifies the unChristian pathology of Trumpian sentiment would, one would think, cause socially conservative Christians to rethink their allegiance to this absolute horror of a little man, who broods like an extra-surly Nixon until he slanders or insults someone. But that particular breed of Christianity has careened off the ethical, respectable tracks every bit as much as Republicanism."
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
We all know that, above all his other horrid character traits, trump, aka, Lord Dampnut, is a B.S. artist. He's a champion liar, for sure, but bull$hi++ing is his real talent.
He's been patting himself on his larded carcass for bringing back "Merry Christmas," as though no one has been saying that here in the U.S. for generations.
Well the fact is that we Americans have been saying "Merry Christmas!" for years, especially while Mr. Obama was POTUS. And that Christmas message from the Obamas was better than anything the current occupant of the people's house has said. Trump hasn't the dignity, warmth, or humanity to express what the Obamas say in that link.
Lord Dampnut is just spreading so much horse manure around for his simple-minded supporters to eat up when he gives himself credit for everyone saying Merry Christmas "again." It's just the sort of fake grievance he shovels into their empty heads so that they can look to him as some sort of superhero when, in fact, Lord Dampnut is nothing more than a bloated carnival barker gorging himself on Big Macs and drowning his insecurities in Coca Cola. (BTW, we hope trumpie continues with that diet.)
AND HERE IS PROOF OF THE TRUMPER AS AMERICA'S LARGEST B.S. ARTIST, and it's hilarious: