Closing Thought–15Dec20

Barr leaves the admin for better days?

Trump’s Pit Bull has decided he has had enough or was it Trump that it was time for him to go spend time with his family?

Minutes after California’s Electoral College votes made President-elect Joe Biden’s victory official, President Trump made a big announcement—but it wasn’t a concession. Trump said Attorney General William Barr has resigned and will be leaving his administration as of Dec. 23, reports Reuters. “Just had a very nice meeting with Attorney General Bill Barr at the White House,” Trump tweeted. “Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job!” Trump said Barr “will be leaving just before Christmas to spend the holidays with his family” and Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen will become acting attorney general.

Sources tell the AP that Trump spent most of Monday watching Electoral College results and calling allies, but broke away to meet Barr. In a resignation letter shared by Trump, Barr said he had updated the president on his “review of voter fraud allegations in the 2020 election and how these allegations will continue to be pursued.” Barr told Trump he was “proud to have played a role in the many successes and unprecedented achievements you have delivered for the American people.” The resignation follows tension between Trump and Barr over the president’s election fraud claims and Barr’s refusal to disclose investigations of Hunter Biden’s finances during the campaign

Who believes that excuse?

Those that do please contact me for I have a bridge I would like to sell them.

“lego ergo scribo”

Closing Thought–10Apr19

I recently read an op-ed written by the media whore, Ralph Nader…..it seems he has an idea to help America rid itself of this president…..that would be Donald Trump.

Even the master distractor himself could not have distracted the mass dittohead media any better from his true crimes.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent almost two years to produce a $25 million report that is a flat tire. Still unreleased in full to the American people, Trump’s acolyte, Attorney General William Barr, a longtime friend of Republican Mueller, gave us what Trump long craved—by stating that “the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities” during the 2016 election. As for obstruction of justice by Trump, Attorney General Barr cryptically burped, that “The Special Counsel states that ‘while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him”—whatever that means. Give people the whole report now, as the House of Representatives voted 420 to 0 to do.

What a farce and distraction this whole exercise turned out to be! Mueller’s assigned subject was Trump. So, does this prosecutor demand to interview Trump, to subpoena Trump? No. Does this special investigator conclude with any legal recommendations at all? No. He just wants to be forgotten as he slinks away into deliberate silence (unless he is made to testify before the House Judiciary Committee).

 
Really?
 
What are the chances Ralph?
 
This is just a sad attempt to gain attention….that NO one will take seriously.
 
Besides that many people and Trump will spin it into one of his lies about his supporters and the size of the group.
 
Could we actually get a million people to show up and protest?
 
Thoughts?

Closing Thought–18Feb19

Few weeks ago there was a big story about something one of the newly elected reps had said……it was said to be antisemitic (it was not but that lie is always a good weapon)…..she was urged to resign by Trump his toady VP and others……but what about those others that have made actual racist remarks and are still serving in Congress….six of them should resign NOW!

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These creeps are still serving in Congress and couple of them are in leadership positions and yet the party, GOP, allows these slugs to continue unabated……https://theintercept.com/2019/02/15/ilhan-omar-aipac-republicans-anti-semitism/

Time for both parties to decide if they represent all the people of just a slim margin of donors and supporters.

Let’s clean up government throw out a/holes that hate and divide….we need a united country to face this world that is emerging from the decay of the 20th century…..

These 6 are the rotting core of the GOP……cut them out now for the benefit of the party going forward.

A few closing thoughts…….

“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.” ~ Lord Byron

“Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

“Bigotry is the disease of ignorance.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

This one is my favorite…..

“Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Closing Thought–11Jan19

We all make resolutions for the new year….some make predictions of the coming year…..and with this president there are many predictions…..but one caught my attention….

The possibility of a resignation……

Alan J. Steinberg—who served as an adviser to former President George W. Bush—wrote in an opinion piece published this week that he didn’t believe President Donald Trump would be removed from office through impeachment.

Steinberg, a former Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator, said that he believed Trump would resign in 2019 in exchange for immunity.

“Trump will not be removed from office by the constitutional impeachment and removal process,” Steinberg wrote in The Star-Ledger. “Instead, the self-professed supreme dealmaker will use his presidency as a bargaining chip with federal and state authorities in 2019, agreeing to leave office in exchange for the relevant authorities not pursuing criminal charges against him, his children or the Trump Organization.”

Steinberg noted in the piece that should the House of Representatives impeach Trump, 20 Republican senators would have to break with the president to remove him from office—and that seems very unlikely. Steinberg wrote that the many legal challenges facing Trump—the investigation from special counsel Robert Mueller, the probe from the Southern District of New York as well as inquiries from the attorney general of New York and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office—could lead him to leave the White House, especially as authorities close in on his family.

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Closing Thought–09Nov18

By now we all know that Our Dear Supreme Leader has fired AG Jeff Sessions after belittling him for almost a year he waited to the results were in of the Midterms and he felt he had to act to cover his ass (the “HE” here is in reference to Trump….so there is NO confusion)…..

News has come out the Sessions is so depressed about losing his cushy gig that he has attempted suicide……

Following months of bruising criticism from Democrats and President Trump alike, an inconsolable Jeff Sessions was reportedly trying to commit suicide Thursday by smoking a joint. “I swore I’d never take the coward’s way out, but what choice do I have?” said a teary-eyed Sessions, carefully laying a sealed envelope containing his farewell note on a tool bench in his garage as he raised a lighter to the marijuana cigarette with trembling hands. “This is it. I’ve taken four puffs to make sure there’s no chance of survival. It should only be a matter of minutes now. Oh, what a wretched, ignominious ending. Goodbye, cruel world, I’m sorry I’ve failed you so.” At press time, Sessions reportedly realized he had died after being overcome by a euphoric, floating feeling.

Before you go off and pass on the info…please read closely…..this is a satirical piece from The Onion

Everyone knows the Jeff Sessions hates marijuana……

It is Friday and I leave you, my reader, with this small attempt at humor……I start my weekend as soon as I sign off for the week……enjoy yourself….be well, be safe…..chuq

Another One Bites The Dust–Amb. Haley

Another Trump-ite takes it on the lamb…..this time it is another foreign policy person…Nikki Haley, UN ambassador…..she has tended her resignation…..

A surprise move in the Trump administration: Nikki Haley has resigned as ambassador to the UN, reports Axios. The reason why the former governor of South Carolina decided to step down wasn’t immediately clear. The AP confirms the development, reporting that she will meet with Trump shortly. The New York Times has some quick background, noting that Haley’s appointment to the post had been seen as an “olive branch” given her frequent criticism of Trump during the 2016 campaign. More recently, she wrote an op-ed saying that when she disagreed with Trump’s decisions, she never hesitated to confront him about it. The piece was her response to the anonymous author of an op-ed who criticized the White House from within.

I never thought she had the foreign policy chops to be the ambassador to the UN….she proved to be a true Neocon stooge in her words at the institution….

But could it be a news report that came out today?

From South Carolina’s The State…….

A Washington, D.C., watchdog group wants a federal investigation into U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s use of private planes owned by S.C. businessmen.

The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, says Haley undervalued the flights by tens of thousands of dollars on her annual financial disclosure form required of federal officials.

The ethics group says the flights create the impression of impermissible gifts to a public official. However, Haley said on her disclosure the men are all personal friends and, thus, exempt from federal rules about accepting flights on private planes.

Read more here: https://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article219714725.html#storylink=cpy

This also may be her best time to get away from Trump and his hateful attitudes….she is looking for a position bigger than the ambassador to the UN…..

It will be interesting to see who will get the next nod as ambassador to the UN.

Say Bye Bye To Pricey

Pricey?  Now that was a pun intended.

It is official the Rep. that bitched about people that used private flights to conduct government business in 2007 has resigned his post for the use of private flights to conduct governmental business

Sec of HHS, Price has made it official and resigned his post effective immediately….

President Trump’s health secretary has resigned after his travel on costly charter flights triggered investigations and angered his boss, the AP reports. Tom Price’s partial repayment and public regrets couldn’t save his job. The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president’s Cabinet to leave office in a turbulent young administration that has seen several high-ranking White House aides ousted. Price served less than eight months.

Trump had said he was “not happy” with Price for hiring private charters on the taxpayer’s dime for official travel, when cheaper commercial flights would have worked. The flap over Price has overshadowed Trump’s agenda and prompted scrutiny of other Cabinet members’ travel. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee has launched a broad investigation of top political appointees.

This douche spent $1 million dollars on private flights and is willing to repay $51,000…..

Just another nail in the coffin of the corruption that is the Trump Administration.

Don’t fret…there is more to come……

Turn The Page!

 

Closing Thought–31Aug17

Codes have always been a part of the US government….Washington had codes used by his spies…..Jefferson had a special code that he used when communication with Lewis and Clark….so codes have always had a special place in American politics.

It looks like a resigning bureaucrat has left a secret message to Pres. Trump in his resignation letter…

“IMPEACH.” That was the hidden message spelled out by the first letter of every paragraph in Daniel Kammen’s resignation letter to President Trump. The Hill reports Kammen resigned as the State Department’s science envoy this week over Trump’s response to Charlottesville. “Your failure to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazis has domestic and international ramifications,” Kammen writes in his resignation. Kammen’s acrostic message joins the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ “RESIST” in its resignation letter. The Atlantic argues that while hidden messages aren’t “the boldest way to express a political view,” they have been effective. “In a real-time news environment that privileges bite-sized absurdities as ultra-shareable, this kind of thing travels far and wide,” it states. They also aren’t new: In 2009, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger spelled out “FUCK YOU” with the first letter of every sentence in a veto message.

This is no surprise to me….for DC is full of games and counter-speak….why not spice up your resignation letter?

Sorry that is best I have to close out the day…..be well, be safe…..chuq

Closing Thought–28Aug17

Another One Gone….Another One Gone…Another One Bites The Dust!

Pres. Trump is losing people…well those people that hide in the shadows and preach hate…..Flynn, The Mooch, and now the “Magic Gerkin”….Gorka.

Will Steven Miller be next? Controversial Trump aide Sebastian Gorka, an ally of Steve Bannon, is out of the White House. He appears to have been ousted as part of chief of staff John Kelly’s push to clean house, reports the New York Times. “Sebastian Gorka did not resign, but I can confirm he no longer works at the White House,” a White House official tells Politico. Even if the 46-year-old Gorka didn’t officially resign, he was clearly preparing to do so—the conservative Federalist ran portions of his resignation letter in which he expressed disappointment over what he sees as the White House’s new direction. “It is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are—for now—ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”

In the letter, Gorka took particular exception to the new Afghanistan strategy unveiled by the president. Like Bannon, Gorka opposes sending new troops. And “the fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost.” Gorka had focused on national security issues in his role as deputy assistant to the president and had plenty of critics. In fact, two House Democrats recently unveiled legislation seeking to bar Gorka and Miller from collecting White House salaries, reports the Hill. The lawmakers accused the pair of encouraging white supremacy. Gorka had been a contributor to Breitbart News before joining the White House, and it wasn’t clear whether he would rejoin Bannon there now that he’s out.

Tghe man was a toad but to be fair…there are some that saw him in a positive light….why?  I have no idea.

Source: Breaking: Sebastian Gorka Resigns From Trump Administration

Could Another One Bite The Dust?

Some good news to start the day…….

Steve Scalise is out of the hospital. The House majority whip, who was injured in last month’s shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia, was discharged Tuesday, Politico reports. The Louisiana Republican will now start “intensive inpatient rehabilitation,” his doctors announced Wednesday. A statement from the hospital notes he has made “excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago,” and he “is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation.”

IST wishes the Representative a speedy recovery and may he be well.

Now on to the day’s stuff……..

Just barely 6 months into his rein Pres. Trump is losing people at a regular pace……it all started with Flynn the National Security adviser……..plus behind the scenes people have started to walk on this president.

Most recent was Spicer who got squeezed out in favor of Pretty boy Floyd, “the Mooch”…….

And it is starting to smell like Sessions will be close behind Spicer through the door.  But who else could be waiting to jump a sinking ship?

Sources (whoever they are) are saying that Tillerson, SecState,  is about fed up with the games Trump plays……

Jeff Sessions may not be the only Cabinet member whose days are numbered. Multiple reports say Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn’t destined for a long tenure. The latest is Reuters, whose source says Tillerson was “very upset at not having autonomy, independence and control over his own department and the ability to do the job the way the job … is traditionally done.” It says Tillerson has told friends he likely won’t last a full year, a sentiment echoed in an earlier CNN story. That one quotes two insiders who say a “Rexit” is possible before the end of the year, adding that Tillerson has been especially unhappy with President Trump’s public criticism of attorney general Sessions. The story adds, however, that Tillerson might just have been “venting.”

Tillerson had previously signaled that he intended to see through a restructuring of the State Department through 2017, but that now seems to be in doubt, reports Newsweek. It runs through his past frictions with the White House, including not being consulted on major issues such as the travel ban. The speculation has been circulating for weeks now, notes US News & World Report, and it isn’t helped by statements from Tillerson himself, who said in March that he “didn’t want this job.” It’s reached the point where Tillerson’s spokesman addressed the subject, though in the form of a denial that his boss is on the way out. Tillerson, he said, had “plenty of reasons to stay on the job, and all of them are important to America.”

If Tillerson does leave then he will join a small cadre of ex-Trump boot lickers that saw the light and took it on the lamb……I have a new respect for Spicer and Tillerson could join that small crowd…..

After I wrote this draft news came out about Tillerson…..

A State Department spokesperson continues to push back against reports that Rex Tillerson has plans to exit the Trump administration. But in doing so, she made a point to say that he serves “at the pleasure of the president,” reports the Hill. Tillerson himself hasn’t responded to multiple reports that he’s gotten so fed up he intends to leave before the year is out. He is currently “taking a little time off” after overseas trips, says the spokesperson.

In response to the reports of a “Rexit,” she added, “The secretary has been very clear he intends to stay here at the State Department.” While Tillerson has clashed with superiors on policies ranging from Iran to staffing to the president’s travel ban, USA Today notes that he’s also probably not thrilled with Trump’s recent speech to the Boy Scouts, which critics have derided as being too political for kids. Tillerson himself is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and a former national president of the group.

He could already be out the door and they are waiting for the best time to announce his departure…..probably with the next “revelation” from the MSM.