19th Nervous Breakdown

As much as I would like to put the Stones on for this post it is actually about Fearless Fosdick, the president.

We all know about his Tweeting propensity, right?  Hopefully I do not have to go back the last 10 months for that would be too much to ask of an aging old professor with health issues…tee hee….wink.

We know whether you are a supporter or like me a detractor that when something that is aimed at him and he takes offense he does what any 7 year old do….he lashes out….only he uses Twitter to bully the people and events that pisses him off.

Luckily for my reader I am not going to subject you to ever mindless rambling brain fart Fearless Fosdick has put on Twitter….(you are welcome)…..no the nervous breakdown I am writing about is the one to come.

By now even if the reader has been in seclusion in a cave they have heard about the event where Flynn has rolled over and is cooperating with Mueller on this investigation that according to Trump-ites is nothing more than a witch hunt….I bring this up because it appears that several White House biggies are the center of the investigation now (names withheld to avoid Right wing trolls)……

Any way you cut it Trump is losing it…..his Tweets are telling of his mental stability or the lack thereof……personally I think that the pressure of the office has finally starting working on what little sanity he had left….I mean after a lifetime of lying you ass off has to take a toll.

But when we say that someone is lying, we presume that they know they’re lying. That’s what distinguishes the “lie” from the “falsehood” or the “untruth.” You can unwittingly tell a falsehood, but if you lie it means you knew what you were doing. Or to quote the philosopher George Costanza, “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

And Fearless Fosdick believes everything that he Tweets about regardless of the evidence otherwise.  And then there are the people that worship the very ground he walks on….old white guys, rednecks, Nazs, well you get the idea….these gullible people will voluntarily follow this asshole to Hell believing every word he utters.

All that aside…..Fearless is about due for a major meltdown and if this investigation gets too close I expect to see him go off the rail….but will the Congress (the pack of cowards) do anything to protect the country from a madman?  My guess is no that would r4equire a backbone and none I have witnessed seem to possess that one simple tool for governing.

So the babbling douche will be our president until something like Hell freezing occurs….without the Congress who will still be standing around patting themselves on the back for giving the nation the largest monetary theft in like….EVER!

So if the madman from NYC remains president until 2020 will he be re-elected?

I say NO because he will choose not to run in 2020 for re-election.  Why?

He had got everything that he could for his outside businesses from the Congress….No need for him to put up with the MSM in a re-election bid  The country will be free of Fearless Fosdick and the criminals in the White House….now the US will set about electing the next bastard that will screw them all over again.

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Closing Thought–12Dec17

NYC had another attempted terrorist attack yesterday…..the problem was the guy had the IQ of a turnip and did more damage to himself than to any people near-by…….

The president made a comment……..all I can do is laugh…..Fearless Fosdick is as clueless as always.

Now on to today’s closing thought…….

We all remember 9/11 if for no other reason than it is all Guiliani can talk about when in front of a camera…….and most will also remember the Boston Marathon bombing, right?

Let me say before I go any further that I cannot verify all this info so I am just putting this out there for some thoughts….by posting this I by NO means think this is entirely accurate…….

This is a piece written on the blog for the Institute of Political Economy…..remember the Tsarnaev name….it is the name of the brothers that committed the crime (Boston Marathon bombing)….or did they?

FBI Evidence Proves Innocence of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Paul Craig Roberts

I have been contacted by attorney John Remington Graham, a member in good standing of the bar of the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. He informs me that acting in behalf of Maret Tsanaeva, the aunt of the accused Tsamaev brothers and a citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic where she is qualified to practice law, he has assisted her in filing with the US District Court in Boston a pro se motion, including an argument of amicus curiae, and an affidavit of Maret Tsarnaeva. The presiding judge has ordered that these documents be included in the formal record of the case so they will be publicly accessible. The documents are reproduced below.

https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/17/fbi-evidence-proves-innocence-accused-boston-marathon-bomber-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/

Interesting read…..is this for real or is it just another conspiracy theory?

Something to think about before I return in the morrow with more thought provoking stuff……chuq

BAM! The Hammer Drops!

aworked in the Middle East I saw many do the same when they were away from home nation….chuqI apologize for this late post….but I was dealing with doctors ans such and got the news later than most.

Finally something comes out of the Mueller investigation…..we have our first felon…….

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI, becoming the fourth person charged in a wide-ranging investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. Flynn admitted lying to the FBI about his conversations during the Trump transition with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, reports the AP. (You can read the charge against him here.) One prosecutor said Flynn contacted the ambassador at the direction of “a very senior member of the transition team,” reports the Washington Post. With the plea, Flynn confirmed suspicions that he is now cooperating with Mueller. “My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country,” Flynn said in a statement. “I accept full responsibility for my actions.”

The guilty plea makes the retired Army lieutenant general the first person to have actually worked in the Trump White House to face formal charges in the investigation, which is examining possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the outcome of the 2016 election. Flynn, who was interviewed by the FBI just days after Trump’s inauguration, was forced to resign in February after White House officials said he had misled them about whether he had discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Mueller’s team announced charges last month against three other Trump campaign officials, former chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates, and a former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos.

Fearless Leader has got to feel the noose tightening around his worthless neck……

  • Trump’s laywer, Ty Cobb, argues Flynn wasn’t actually that close to the president, calling him a “former Obama administration official” in a statement, USA Today reports. The statement goes on to downplay the connection between Flynn’s guilty plea and the White House.
  • But the AP chronicles the rapid political rise inside the administration of the man it calls “Donald Trump’s favorite general.”
  • David French at the National Review argues it’s very likely there are bigger things to come as Flynn is pleading guilty to lying about actions that likely weren’t illegal. French says either “Flynn is the victim of a monstrous injustice” or “we’re still only seeing the tip of the Mueller investigation iceberg.”
  • Chris Cillizza at CNN agrees, as Flynn hasn’t been charged with anything involving his dealings with Turkey. That means he’s likely cooperating to help Mueller bring down someone even higher up—possibly Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., or the president himself.

Listen closely and you will hear the anuses of Don. Jr, Jared and the big guy himself slamming shut.

Trump has been showing signs of mental stress and this situation could push his feeble mind over the rim….

But will the Constitution prevail?

Turn The Page!

Another Horrific Shooting

Just last month we had a horrific shooting with multiple deaths and injuries in Las Vegas and while I was in the hospital I believe their were a couple other shootings with deaths and injuries.

There seem to be an epidemic of gun violence….an epidemic no one wants to confront……

Yesterday a man walked into a church in Texas and started shooting……

At least 20 people are dead after a gunman entered the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sunday morning and started firing, Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt tells CNN. Other reported estimates have gone as high as 27. Tackitt says the shooter has been killed and that there is no active threat. Authorities say many others were injured; KSAT‘s report puts the number of wounded at 30. Children are reportedly among the victims.

The San Antonio branch of the FBI says it currently has no indication of the gunman’s motive. The gunman entered the church around 11:30am local time; a witness reports hearing at least 20 shots fired while a church service was underway. The shooter fled in a vehicle; after a brief chase into a neighboring county, he was killed, CNN reports. It’s unclear if he shot himself or if he was killed by a police officer. Sutherland Springs, with a population of just under 400, is located about 30 miles east of San Antonio.

Of course the Tweeter-In-Chiet sent out a Tweet with condolences and prayers for the families and that he was monitoring the situation from Japan….how very sweet of him….but people prayers are comforting but in reality Go cannot fix this problem…..it is up to society.

This man shot and killed over twenty people but did you know that according to our president it is not a GUN problem?

President Trump says the mass shooting at a Texas church “isn’t a guns situation,” but is a “mental health problem at the highest level.” Devin Kelley, the man authorities have identified as the gunman, was discharged from the Air Force in 2014 for allegedly assaulting his spouse and a child, according to an Air Force spokeswoman. While no officials have publicly questioned Kelley’s mental health, Trump said that “is your problem here.” He offered no details. This was, “based on preliminary reports, a very deranged individual. A lot of problems over a long period of time,” Trump said when asked about the shooting as he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a joint news conference in Tokyo Monday.

Authorities say after Kelley left the scene, he was confronted by an armed resident who engaged the suspect. Kelley was later found dead in his vehicle. Trump said “fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction otherwise it (wouldn’t) have been as bad as it was. It would have been much worse.” He added: “But this is a mental health problem at the highest level. It’s a very, very sad event.” At the press conference, he ignored shouted questions about whether the US needs to consider tightening gun laws. At least 26 people died in the shooting, including several children.

Not GUN problem…the perp was confronted shot and killed….was it a GUN solution?  If so then it is a GUN problem in my book.

FYI……mass shootings list…….1982-2017……

Editor’s note: This dataset originally covered 1982-2012 and has since been expanded through 2017. For full context and analysis on this data, see our Guide to Mass Shootings in America.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/mass-shootings-mother-jones-full-data/

Thoughts?

Bergdahl…..Period

I have unable to keep up with the news as usual…..too many trips for doctors and such….but I see that Trump is losing his mind over the decision that Bowe Bergdahl would not get prison time.

Trump took to his fave fake news source Twitter so that he could reach the limp wristed turds that worship him (sorry about that but I have NO use for these people) about Bergdahl decision…..

He faced life in prison, but Bowe Bergdahl will serve no jail time at all for abandoning his military post in Afghanistan and endangering the troops sent to search for him. Instead, he will receive a dishonorable discharge, the New York Times reports. The military judge in the case also reduced his rank from sergeant to private and ordered him to forfeit $1,000 a month in pay for 10 months. Judge Col. Jeffery Nance, who CNN notes Bergdahl picked over a jury, didn’t provide reasoning for the sentencing. “Sgt. Bergdahl has looked forward to today for a long time,” his civilian attorney says. “He has lost nearly a decade of his life.” Bergdahl, who pleaded guilty last month, has a job offer from an animal sanctuary and may get a gig helping a military official design survival training, the AP reports.

While a life sentence was on the table and prosecutors were asking for 14 years in military prison, Bergdahl’s defense argued he had been punished enough during five years of tortuous captivity at the hands of the Taliban and “probably should not have been in the Army” due to an undiagnosed severe personality disorder. President Trump had called for the “dirty rotten traitor” to be executed in comments Nance called “disturbing.” (The judge rejected a request to dismiss the trial over Trump’s comments, but said he would factor them into sentencing.) Following Friday’s sentencing, the president tweeted: “The decision on Sergeant Bergdahl is a complete and total disgrace to our Country and to our Military.” Bergdahl is appealing his dishonorable discharge, which must be upheld by a general and the US Army Court of Criminal Appeals. If it stands, Bergdahl will lose most or all of his veterans’ benefits.

Trump being an idiot and ignorant of the UCMJ, that his interference in the process probably had a lot to do with the decision….he should have done something that he is incapable of doing….shutting the Hell up.  But if spout off maybe he should bone up on the Uniform Code Of Military Justice (UCMJ)…..

http://www.ucmj.us/

I also read that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a “gold mine” of intelligence, helping the military better understand insurgents and how they imprison the enemy, two agents testified Tuesday as defense attorneys sought to show the soldier’s contributions since he was returned in a prisoner swap.

That also could have been taken into consideration when the decision was made.

I also read a piece by a Viet vet that wondered off camp in Vietnam and what he had to say about Bergdahl…….

Let us stipulate in advance that young men are often foolish. This I know because I have been both young and foolish.

Let us further stipulate that under the stress of war, foolish young men often do stupid things. This I know because I have done stupid things while a young fool under the stress of war.

Like me, Bowe Bergdahl was also a foolish young man, and under the stress of war he did a stupid thing. The stupid thing he did was to walk off his post, and disappear into the waiting arms of the Taliban. There are conflicting accounts as to why he walked away. In his own account, it had to do with what he described as “poor leadership” in his battalion. How walking away was supposed to change that is unclear, but apparently he hoped to trudge 18 miles to find a general who would listen to his objections. We can only smile at the fantasy of a general taking seriously the complaints of a PFC against his superiors.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-prayer-for-bowe-bergdahl/

WE can condemn but without knowing all the facts about why did what he did then we are doing a disservice to the man.

He is paying for what he did and he has to live with his action…….. a chore I do not envy.

“DACA”–WTF?

After much speculation about the Obama program, DACA……Trump has made up his mind and allowed the much maligned Sessions delver the news to the country.

Bad news for “dreamers.” The White House is indeed phasing out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as kids, reports the AP. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the anticipated move Tuesday morning, per Reuters. Sessions called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unconstitutional and said the federal government will no longer accept applications for DACA. However, the nation’s approximately 800,000 “dreamers” won’t be immediately affected as the program is wound down through March, and President Trump urged Congress to come up with a legislative alternative, reports the New York Times.

“Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!” the president tweeted Tuesday morning. Sessions called the Obama program an “open-ended circumvention of immigration law through unconstitutional authority by the executive branch” and said it likely would have been rejected in the courts, reports the Washington Post. Trump had similarly denounced the program as “illegal” during the 2016 campaign, though he softened his language upon becoming president. Dreamers who currently hold permits can continue working in the US until their permits expire. Those whose permits expire by March 5, 2018—when the program was originally scheduled to end—can apply for a two-year renewal provided they do so by Oct. 5.

But as usual the Trump Twitter account got a work out about this issue…..with the language showing a bit of soothing rhetoric after the initial bombshell…..

The fate of young immigrants in the US was thrust into limbo Tuesday when the White House announced it was phasing out the Obama-era DACA program, more formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. President Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative alternative before the program ends in March, and he promised that the issue would be resolved “with heart and compassion—but through the lawful Democratic process,” per NBC News. The White House maintains that President Obama’s executive action was unconstitutional and that Congress, not the president, must decide such things. (Obama himself made a rare public statement criticizing the move.) Related coverage:

  • A ‘wall’ trade? One idea being floated is a deal in which Republicans agree to legislation protecting “Dreamers” if Democrats agree to funding for a border wall, reports Newsweek. At Salon, Heather Digby Parton thinks Democrats should take any such deal offered. She opposes the wall, but “putting 800,000 Dreamer kids’ minds at rest will be worth it.”
  • Bannon test: This will be the biggest test yet of the power of Steve Bannon since leaving the White House, observes Politico. Bannon and other conservative advisers (including Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions) pushed the president to end DACA, and Bannon could go after more moderate GOP voices on immigration, including Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan.
  • Ryan, Rubio: In a statement, House speaker Ryan said he agreed that Obama overstepped with DACA and that was it never a “viable long-term solution.” But he also said he hoped Congress could put legislation in place “ensuring that those who have done nothing wrong” can stay in the US. Marco Rubio, meanwhile, said Trump needed to give lawmakers a clear sense of what he’d be willing to sign, per the Miami Herald.
  • Harvey hero: One recipient of DACA’s protection was 31-year-old Alonso Guillen, who died trying to rescue people from Hurricane Harvey. The Houston Chronicle has more on his life story, and the New York Times notes that Trump chief of staff John Kelly has been moved by stories of Dreamers helping out in the wake of Harvey.
  • Silicon Valley: Microsoft said it was “disappointed” in the White House decision, but said Congress must now rearrange its priorities over the next six months to protect Dreamers. The company employs 39 of them, and other tech companies are similarly worried.
  • Not so complicated: At the National Review, Andrew McCarthy writes that Trump made the issue “more complicated than it needs to be.” McCarthy makes the case that Obama’s action was illegal and asserts that Trump’s path is the correct one: “Follow the Constitution” and let Congress hammer out a compromise.
  • Badly handled? At BuzzFeed, Ben Smith argues that Trump misplayed the issue, gave away his political leverage, and ended up with the worst possible outcome: “He’s shooting the hostages.”
  • Full text: Here is the full text of Sessions’ explanation of the decision. “The compassionate thing is to end the lawlessness,” he says.

Is this piece of crap just a ploy to get his money for a wall?  Using almost a million people as a blackmail scheme….cannot get much tackier than that….but I am positive he will try.

He, Trump, in a Tweet is giving the Congress 6 months to do a comprehensive immigration reform…..seriously?  Does he not know how flipping absurd that is?

And all this concern by the GOPers in Congress is just amazing….glad to see they have a conscience…..but if they had this much compassion why was an Obama EO necessary to some action?

Funny how much compassion can be mustered up with an election looming.

This is all just a game to Trump….to pretend it is anything else is just moronic.