The Pardu

The Pardu
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Trump Swamp


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It seems the Special Counselor Mueller investigation is centering on Paul Manafort as a cancer within the Trump cabal. As of the last 36 hours, it seems the cancer may have a molecular core embed with the smell of "V" Putin and his subservient Russian oligarchs.

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If you are one who follows US current events and the fiasco of Trump as US President, you may recall a comment from the carnival barking con man (president) in which he stated no deep knowledge of how he came to know Paul Manafort. A likely lie to join Trump's common behavior of lying over 90% of the time.  

As reporting of Mueller's investigation and stellar reporting from print journalist are baring out, Manafort could very well a cancerous entity strategically developed and insert by Russia's dictatorial president via a network of cronies and Eastern European strongman leaders.

In April of this year, the Daily Beast joined other media in reporting regarding Manafort and his Don Quixote-like appearance in US Politics.  An appearance which may have culminated from effective political intrigue and undercover politicking for some very unsavory post-Soviet Bloc leaders.

The Daily Beast (April 2017)
As detailed in a recent New York Times article, Manafort reached out to Trump with memos in February 2016, pitching himself as a professional who could help Trump’s operation. According to the Times report, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., a friend of Trump’s who went on to become the chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, provided Trump with the Manafort memos. Trump subsequently requested a meeting with Manafort, according to the paper. 
That’s where Stone came in. 
“After Barrack brought Paul to the president, Trump called Stone for a recommendation and they had a long conversation,” one former Trump campaign official told The Daily Beast. “Paul’s offer came soon after.”
If The Daily Beast piece is accurate, Trump feigning "unaware" of how 
Manafort came to his cabal is patently false (and indicative of Trump's inner psyche).

Last night, The Rachel Maddow show, and the top MSNBC host delivered a compelling prospect regrading Manafort and his entry into what we now know as Trumpism.

If you are a liberal or moderate TV news viewer you may very well have watched the Maddow segment. If you missed the segments and consider yourself an informed citizen of this nation, you may be on a wrong path to conservative authoritarianism..and worse.

Maddow (three segments; first segment runs 24 seconds). 







Of all names bantered around regarding Trump and what seems election tampering from Russia, it is a bit perplexing not to see and hear more about Roger Stone.

Trump during the 2016 campaign frequent used a strategic moniker of "Drain the Swamp." Is it possible for rational Americans to avoid consideration of Trump and his cabal as the swamp?

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Daily GOP Ignominious: America We Have A Problem": Chronic Trumpitis




Trump's "Breaking News" As Sure As The Next Day


If you hire a reality TV show actor, figure or clown, expect to one thing for certain: A REALTY TV SHOW.

Trump is keeping media, bloggers and interested Americans so busy with his meandering and pathetic Carnival show we find ourselves becoming nonchalant about the cable news moniker: "Breaking News."

Yes, media uses the phrase to attract and hold-on to viewers between commercial breaks. More seriously, Trump has placed the (news related) phrase in a new light. "Breaking News," nowadays is so Trumpian, cable news networks may as well use a moniker such as: "Trump Update." We awaken each day confident the Trump reality show will offer new episodes; episodes which will surpass the pathetic nature of the report the day before.

Yesterday, the big news was Trump's claims of phone calls from both a Boy Scout of American executive in support of his Jamboree speech two weeks ago and what Trump stated as receiving a phone call from the President of Mexico with "great job" words about lowered numbers of border crossings. Well, both states were lies. He never received a call from either person. But, you knew he was lying when you heard each remark, now didn't you?

Trump's Press Secretary may avoid using the word "lie", but fully attentive and mature adults know a lie when the lie is discovered.
This morning the newest of the new (Breaking News) was the Washington Post (alleged) transcripts of a Trump call to the President of Mexico.  While a condensed version of the call was published days after the WAPO has published the full 52-page transcript.  

How about a couple of social media segments about the WAPO transcript?






America: "We Have A Problem": Chronic Trumpitis.  

And, the condition is terminal.
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

ObamaCare: For Those Who Care




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If you are like the majority of Americans, you have a position on the Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare) and that position is most likely based on your personal experience. Of course, you may have lived to a point in life where you are covered via Medicare, or maybe covered via Medicaid. If you are covered by Medicare, and harbor major ill will or wish to appeal for the Obamacare, you are probably a high-end Baby Boomer conservative. 

In either case, you know one thing about the ObamaCare. It offers 30 million Americans opportunity for health care comprehensive health care. Health care where none existed unless employed in a job with medical coverage as an employee benefit. The law also places humane restrictions on how insurance companies administer plans: coverage for children up to age 26, pre-existing conditions coverage, and premium subsidies in cases of low-income families. All items the common conservatives don't give one damn about; especially if the conservative has to assist in any way with the availability of the law (eg. taxes and higher premiums).  To be fair since the inception of the ACA, millions who call themselves conservatives and are not yet Medicare eligible have come to realize their quality of life has improved via the ACA; that means it is now integral to their lives until age sixty-five.

Kaiser Family poll, 2013

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Kaiser Family poll 2016
Table 1: Voters’ Attitudes Towards the ACA
As you may know, a health reform bill was signed into law in 2010. Given what you know about the health reform law, do you have a generally favorable or generally unfavorable opinion of it?All votersTrump votersClinton voters
Favorable (NET)45%15%79%
          Very favorable20540
          Somewhat favorable251039
Unfavorable (NET)508118
          Very unfavorable33635
          Somewhat unfavorable171813
Don’t know/Refused544

While Trump supporters overwhelmingly want the law repealed, conservative (GOP) support in aggregate is a far different reality.
Figure 8: Among the 26 Percent Who Want the ACA Repealed, Some Attitudes Are Malleable
Let's cherry-pick things a bit Kaiser found a few of the ACA provisions appealing to most poll takers with one provision standing out like a whacked out president making inappropriate remarks at a Boy Scout Jamboree.

Table 2: Americans’ Opinions of ACA Provisions
Percent who say they have a FAVORABLE opinion of each of the following provisions of the law:TotalDemocratsIndependentsRepublicans
Allows young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until age 2685%90%85%82%
Eliminates out-of-pocket costs for many preventive services83898377
Closes the Medicare prescription drug “doughnut hole” so people on Medicare will no longer be required to pay the full cost of their medications81868969
Creates health insurance exchanges where small businesses and people can shop for insurance and compare prices and benefits80908072
Provides financial help to low- and moderate-income Americans who don’t get insurance through their jobs to help them purchase coverage80918167
Gives states the option of expanding their existing Medicaid program to cover more low-income, uninsured adults80907967
Prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage because of a person’s medical history69756563
Increases the Medicare payroll tax on earnings for upper-income Americans69826363
Requires employers with 50 or more employees to pay a fine if they don’t offer health insurance60836045
Requires nearly all Americans to have health insurance or else pay a fine35573021
Note: Some items asked of half samples. Question wording abbreviated. See topline for full question wording.
For example, large shares of Americans – including at least eight in ten overall and at least eight in ten Democrats, Republicans, and independents – have a favorable view of the fact that the law allows young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance plans up to age 26.

So much for polling  data.  Charles Gaba, an authority on the ACA, offers two video with all you need to know about the ACA and its impact on the nation.  The video is in two parts. 


Part 1


Part 2



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Quick HIt: Sessions (The Man Trump And Bannon Know Well)




Know your GOP: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions; Then till Now.



And, the man Trump's ghost writer knows oh so well.




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Trump's Twitter Addiction




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Would you like to see how your president spent his wee hours Friday into Saturday morning?

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It is obvious Trump didn't spend any appreciable amount of time resting his Gray matter; something he could possibly benefit from immensely. Isn't there an old saying something like a diseased mind never sleeps. I offer that is especially true if we factor the diminished world into which Trump has interested his family.    

How about: "...a "diseased mind" can be more dangerous than the actual disease..." Indubitably!  And, the disease of public exposure for a family who has garnered billions along with what sometimes appears unethical or indecent, in Trump;s case may be superseded by what has come to appear as Cover up, obstruction, and irratiaonal electronice ranting.  Think for a second of Trump was publicly recorded exhibiting the behavior you are about to see while in the presence of others, he might be cosndier insanely ranting.

Check out the 45th President of the United States.

A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!
While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS

So many people are asking why isn't the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e- mails deleted?
...What about all of the Clinton ties to Russia, including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian Reset, big dollar speeches etc.
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My son Donald openly gave his e-mails to the media & authorities whereas Crooked Hillary Clinton deleted (& acid washed) her 33,000 e-mails!
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In all fairness to Anthony Scaramucci, he wanted to endorse me 1st, before the Republican Primaries started, but didn't think I was running!
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The Republican Senators must step up to the plate and, after 7 years, vote to Repeal and Replace. Next, Tax Reform and Infrastructure. WIN!
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ObamaCare is dead and the Democrats are obstructionists, no ideas or votes, only obstruction. It is solely up to the 52 Republican Senators!


Now, let's see how the other side of the mind worked.

This morning I will be going to the Commissioning Ceremony for the largest aircraft carrier in the world, The Gerald R. Ford. Norfolk, Va.
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Yes, America we most assuredly have a problem.
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