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Showing posts with label As Trump's World Turns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label As Trump's World Turns. Show all posts

Friday, February 15, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: How Tall?, Rose Garden Insanity, And A Need For Change

The Superfluous precedes the insanity of Trump.

How tall are you?
As sure as an echo in the Grand Canyon, Trump (overcoat and all) walked up to a Rose Garden podium and delivered the most whacked out of addresses in US History. While his choice of topics spanned China to Rush Limbaugh, the Internet and TV networks have been overwhelmed processing and developing news (segments) literally filled with lies (old and new).

Herewith is a sample of Trump's continued lying. 

We have excerpted the following from an NBC News piece linked here.

Speaking about crime and violence, Trump said "it was not only better, it was 100 percent better" when a border barrier was constructed in El Paso, Texas. 
Crime data published by the FBI shows otherwise, as NBC News reported in a fact check earlier this month. 
Violent crime has been dropping in El Paso since its modern-day peak in 1993 and was at historical lows before a fence was authorized by Congress in 2006. Violent crime actually ticked up during the border fence's construction and after its completion in 2009, law enforcement data shows.

Violent crimes in El Paso, 1985-2017
Crime fell long before the border city put up steel fences.

Today marked a significant day in US history. It appears Trump ran his lie account up by at least 50 additional lies during his state of emergency Rose Garden statement. Let's take a few quick peeps at Trump doing what he does as a matter of pathology.

First Keith Boykin captured and tweeted a piece which shows how Trump spends his morning hours. The White House called his post-tweeter pre arrival at the Oval Office hour as Executive Time." It appears the time should be referred to as Far Right dogma absorption via Limbaugh, Fox & Friends et al).
Now watch and listen to this. If you continue to hold onto any vestige of thought Trump is sane you should maybe seek a charge per visit Psychiatrist. whatever you do avoid a charge per hour Psych you will deplete any discretionary dollars as your stays will be lengthy.
CNN Fact Check
More?  This one is a bit longer but relevant.

"Sing along" Trump? Really? Presidential?

As we move away from Trump's Keystone Cop appearance in the Rose Garden we must stay-up on other matters inherent in Trumpism. Let's take a Twitter look at a couple of lingering examples of leadership failed.
Didn't Trump promise he would eliminate US Debt in his first term. 
Yes, of course, he is coming to the end of his term in office so he makes US debt and deficits much worse before he applies the fix, right? 


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: “Good Genes”, Trump Tan, PT Barnum

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Last Saturday, the New York Times reported as follows regarding the Trump's orange glow; a glow similar to that of Mitt Romney as he campaigned in 2012 (See hand and face contrast).
The New York Times: Trump's Tan(the) result of "good genes."
The Hill is reporting a senior White House official who wants to remain in the shadows, also stated that the president applies a dab of powder to his skin before making appearances on television. A powder the officials says is "translucent" with a qualifier it is not a "bronzer." I am surmising 'bronzer" relates to the remote prospect certain white politicians who always seem to be conservatives might seem to show as not so white. But the official said the powder is translucent and added that it is not a bronzer.

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Good Genes?

Grandfather Frederick (Immigrant)

Mother and father at a not so young age.

I am just not seeing any indication his "genes" led to what follows.

Take a closer look and think about the level of lie any White House official has to be able to speak in order to cope.  

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"Genes", really... How about a bit of PT Barnum messaging.

What the cloud settles maybe just maybe the Trump supporter and celebrity sycophant voters will awaken to the reality their socially regressive messiah is no more than a fraud.

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As Trump's World Turns: A Non-working Schedule, Indictments, Guilty Pleas, Roger Stone, And True US Terrorism

Yes, you watched and listened to Trump rail his way through 2015 and 2016 lying with every breath while leveraging the gullible state of millions across the nation. What was one of his most pronounced lies, after we move past "Mexico will pay for the wall?"

Newsweek and other media are running an Axios story of a leaked document with reports of Trump's sparse leadership of the Executive Branch of the US government.

An Axios analysis of leaked documents revealed how the president spent each day for the past three months, according to his private daily schedule. Trump's schedule shows he has spent a solid majority of his time, 60 percent, engaged in unstructured, unbothered and very private "Executive Time." 

Does the report mean the likes of Steve Miler, Jared Kushner, John Boulton, and the Trump communications (trumpette) team are in charge?

Well, let's take a look at people who Trump has in the past represented, and currently serve the lazy Republican.

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As I look across the collaged embed above. I see one Wilbur Ross: Commerce Secretary. Ross joined others in Trump's cabal with his brand of contempt for the 800,000 federal workers affected by Trump's recent shutdown.
“Well, I know they are, and I don’t really quite understand why,” he said. “The obligations that they would undertake, say borrowing from a bank or a credit union, are, in effect, federally guaranteed. So the 30 days of pay that some people will be out ... there’s no real reason why they shouldn’t be able to get a loan against it.”
Ross's callousness and subservience to Trump is no surprise. The surprise exists on behalf of the millions of (figurative) MAGA hat Trump supporters who without question found an American negatively affected by Trump's shutdown.

Since we jumped back to the embedded image, let's not forget the ever smiling Roger Stone, who is via indictment a possible agent associated with a foreign adversary.

First, allow a definition of an organization which is emboldened by the election of  Donald Trump.

DescriptionThe Proud Boys is a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence. The group takes its name from the song "Proud of Your Boy", which was cut from the Disney film Aladdin, in which the title character apologizes to his mother. Wikipedia

Proud Boys


The Proud Boys is a far-right neo-fascist organization that admits only men as members and promotes political violence. The group takes its name from the song "Proud of Your Boy", which was cut from the Disney film Aladdin, in which the title character apologizes to his mother. Wikipedia
Named after"Proud of Your Boy"
Type of businessFar-right men's organization that promotes political violence
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In February 2018, Roger Stone visited Salem Oregon and apparently shared rounds of beer with the Proud Boys while all lashed white ower hand gestures. 

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Stone affiliates with white supremacists, but seems to have a need to deploy the often deployed by Right-wing politicians orange-face aura of Mitt Romney (Campaign 2012) and Trump.

Orange is good; brown, black and yellow not so good?

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Let's close with a reminder and a question.  Is it actually possible for a president to exist diametrically opposite the character of those who surround him?  The question is rhetorical.

Well, we would be remiss if we didn't end the piece with a reminder related to our earlier foray into Trump's wall. The real threat to this nation isn't brown people seeking a life away from their homeland.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Mystery Of The Five Dollar Lincoln Memorial Stamp

Related imageSocial media is an intriguing phenomenon. It offers major learning opportunities, major sales opportunities, and, major important, to reinforce the thought the United States is literally bubbling over with cognitively deficient people who use the media.

We also find occasional opportunity to research images as to origin and intent.  Yet, the research often fails to explain the "why."
Example, We ran across the following image about five days ago on Facebook. The image and its stampeded lettering entertained our inquisitive nature for about ten minutes with a guiding goal of why what for and who? If you would care to bundle our inquisitiveness they a simple WTF?

 So, we have a Five dollar bill.

If you do not have the Five dollar bill in your wallet or currency holder (if you are of that ilk), we offer a visual perspective.

Image result for five dollar bill We have the nation's 16th President and on the back of the currency, we find the Lincoln Memorial. 

 The red lettering stamp which is rumored to be a product on eBay. Let's check. Yes. it appears one can purchase a BRAND NEW stamp for $25.00.  The website Polybull has the items listed with a banner "Top Seller." It seems the item has been available for over a year with quite a few positive reviews.  But note those reviews show the item verbiage as such: 
"My President, Donald Trump, Lives Here! In the White House." Notice the comma.
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Um, the commas (or lack thereof) place all sorts of meaning or lack of meaning related to the item. Let's explore just a bit.

As pictured above, the single comma sets up the message after a salutation which addressed it to someone (a mystical Mr. President). Conversely, the presence of a second comma after the word "Trump" would serve as a qualifier to any reader. A qualifier denoting Trump as President. Well, the second comma in the image is missing while the advertisement clearly shows the second comma with "Donald Trump" as a qualifier.  What happened?

Now for the much more salient point. The stamp in the hands of someone has its mark on the back of the Five dollar currency VS. the Twenty dollar currency which looks like this:

Image result for twenty dollar bill front and back Key point: White House is the official home of all elected US Presidents.

Before we move on, it should be noted Amazon also sells a version of the stamp without the words: " Mr. President."

Donald Trump Lives Here Stamp Traxx 9011 (Ideal 50 Size) USA Seller 

What are the options?
A.  Some have written the Five Dollar image can be traced to Russian Troll farms. 
B. We could have a case of utter ignorance and the reality the creator of the Five dollar images didn't have a $20 bill. Ignorance? Well, the Lincoln Memorial is clearly depicted in the image and it is possible some numbskull doesn't know the difference in the two  Washington DC buildings.  (Very very likely)
C.  A left-wing operative using the ignorance laden image to falsely poke criticism at Trump and one or more of his followers.
We may have to wait for Snopes to research this one, but we suspect there will be no more resolution than speculation. 

I place my bet on Item "B" above.


Friday, January 4, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: The Soviet Union and Afghanistan

Yesterday while responding to a media question about his reported pullout of troops from Afghanistan and Syria, Trump we here:
“Russia used to be the Soviet Union. Afghanistan made it Russia, because they went bankrupt fighting in Afghanistan. Russia. … The reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia. They were right to be there. The problem is, it was a tough fight. And literally they went bankrupt; they went into being called Russia again, as opposed to the Soviet Union. You know, a lot of these places you’re reading about now are no longer part of Russia, because of Afghanistan.”

I see John Bolton was in the room and I strongly suspect the room was filled with cabinet heads and advisers who know full-well what their leader had just stated was utter nonsense.

It is without question Afghanistan is the death knell of any and all invading armies. Great Britain and Soviet history include annals regarding respective incursions into Afghanistan.  The US has been immersed in as in Afghanistan for over 17 years and that is ridiculous. However, Trump sitting and actually fantasizing and offer up lies about his thoughts on the collapse of the former Soviet Union is adding to his mounting number of verifiable lies since taking office.

Shouldn't we expect better.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

As Trump's World Turns: Stephen Moore False-Flags Deflation

Image result for the lying economistJust after Christmas (2018) CNN booked noted Heritage Foundation and Trump economist talking head Stephen Moore, to its airways to joust with Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell. The talk of the day was US inflation (opposed to "no-inflation") and Moore's claim of a current period of "deflation." 

Let's define Moore's use of the term to help with showing his continued lack of credibility on matters of the US economy. In fact, Moore has a history of contorting information to advance his usefulness as a far right-wing talking head (economist).  Even the most non-credible carnival barker has to earn a living, eh? 


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Jun 10, 2018 - Deflation is the general decline in prices for goods and services occurring when the inflation rate falls below 0%. Deflation happens naturally when the money supply of an economy is fixed. ... This is distinct from but similar to price deflation, which is a general decrease in the price level.

For those who prefer information from multiple sources, consider these links as we trod our way through deflation.

The Balance 

Deflation: Definition, Causes, Why It's Bad - The Balance

One Minute Economics

With the definition in hand or within easy reach via scrolling up for another review, let's take a look and listen to how Trumpism works. As you listen to Moore, it is important to keep in mind many people believe his flawed demagoguery and Trump without question loves it. 

"He who lives by the lie loves the lie."

The following segment is a bit long, but we must not let our tendency for quick gratification move us to the life of the (information deficient) LIV (Low Information Voter). We have enough LIVs in the nation who are supporters of GOP and Trump lies, the eight-minute video is the perfect example of how HIVs (High Information Voters) avoid the inherent dumbness of Trumpism.

The Raw Story offers an abbreviated transcript of the interchange.

As stated above Moore has a history of such "alternative facts" as coined by the Trump communications team.

In 2014, Moore's penchant for modifying reality riled the editors of the Kansas City Star.

There are a couple of standout issues with Moore's lies. He speaks to and for a segment of the population who has learned to embrace the lie as reality. A dangerous state of mind for a nation currently lead by a person with obvious issues surrounding incompetent self-centered leadership. Another issue; if CNN management knows Moore has a history of alternating facts why does the network pay him handsomely to appear on-air to facilitate the network's "do battle" broadcast model? Despite the fact I answered the last question within the confines of the question, CNN viewers shouldn't accept Moore's role in Trumpism. Actually, the network Should consider why even employ Moore. I am guessing the same reason it employs the likes of Rick Santorum. 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

As Trump's World Turns: "I am proud to shutdown the government!”"

Do you recall a historic case of recent Trump carnival barking? 

If the leader paced his credibility in a sieve, why are we now awash in daily accusations of Democrat party responsibility for Trump's federal government shutdown? Answer: we are the perpetual victims of Trump's carnival barking and absence of forethought lies.  Our Sunday morning dose of utterly ridiculous demagoguery was served-up by Trump's White House talking head Kelly Anne Conway.

CNN's Dana Bash took a turn in the Trump information carnival via offering up airtime to the White House's number one presstitute (word salad slinger if you prefer). Yes, Kelly Anne Conway is a hired talking head who will deliver any message for a price.

When asked about the Trump wall shutdown and its related death of two immigrant children CNN, Conway spewed out the salad. The segment is five-plus minutes long; you may wish to skip around a bit to avoid overexposure to Trump's Shutdown defense.

While sitting in the friendly and facilitating confines of a Fox News studio, Conway visited Nancy Pelosi's vacation to Hawaii.
"The Democrats have to come back," (from Hawaii) "Nancy Pelosi needs to come back from Hawaii -- less hula, more moola for the DHS Customs and Border Patrol, funding our border security. They need to come to the table and do their job. A fully-functioning democracy demands that both parties come together and that the Congress and the executive branch work together."

And, where was Conway as she criticized Pelosi's vacation? In Florida, pray tell

How ridiculous the level and scope of chaos inherent in Trumpism?  If for no other reason our world and humankind will be far improved if Trump and company were no longer in the White House along with a few more of his cohorts indictment.

"...less hula, more moola....."  Did Conway actually go there?  I have yet to hear use country music line dancing to support her demagoguery. 

Before closing let's have one last visit with Trump's puerility-like White House spokesperson. Why Puerility? Lying to the extent Trump works his communications department reminds of the child who repeatedly gets caught stealing from the neighborhood confectionary. Oh, I date myself with use of confectionary. Nowadays such neighborhood retail stores have been replaced with Walgreens stores.

Watch as Sarah Sanders offers a job-ending set of lies before her departure from Trump's White House. She comments regarding the death of children at the US Southern border; children who were in US border patrol custody.

The lie as US Policy and practice.