How Many Millions Makes Golf Expensive?

So the Presidential King of Lies has been exposed again.  Yes, his supporters love when he lies to them so they do not care but I do.  As a taxpayer I care how much Profit-Golf the President plays.  First the number is approximately $102 million with only 2 years of being President down.  Second every time he goes to his “Southern White House” as he likes to call it we get to pay HIM.  So not only has he played more golf than the last several Presidents he makes a profit over and over when he goes to his clubs.

I’m wondering why his supporters are so STUPID!  They chant at his ego-rallies and fuel on his incoherent tirades.  “Lock Them Up”, is the new/old one.  I challenge any of them to name two people other than Mueller.  Who exactly is “them”?

It’s like truth is non-existent any more.  Lie to us we love it.  Unless it’s by a woman or a person of color then they are devils.

William Barr is the President’s Stooge.  He will destroy the rule of law to save the President’s hide.  Mr. Barr is anti-democracy and yeah authoritarianism.  That my friends is not what America was founded on.

 

The reality of the Mueller Report is Mr. Trump did everything to obstruct not only the investigation into Russia tampering with our elections but his involvement with Russia before he ran for President.  He is the biggest LIAR ever to be President in the USA.  That’s saying a lot considering Nixon was President.

If he had nothing to hide there would be no reason to have multiple injunctions for things like his tax returns to his former employees giving testimony by subpoena to Congress.  What don’t you want the morons who follow you to know?  You are an agent of Russia?  You laundered money for the Russian Mob for decades?  Hmm…what could it be?

The truth is Mueller did indict people.  People went to jail…Waving to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen.  So there was 100% credibility into the Mueller investigation.  Unlike the prolonged investigation into Hillary Clinton that produced….Zero.  Not one indictment.  It cost way less than Trumps For Profit Golfing trips but still.

His base worships him.  They say they are people of Christ.  He lies to you and breaks God’s Commandments over and over and over again.  What kind of Fracking Christianity do you follow?

China will never come back to the US and re-engage it’s farming contracts to the level before Tariff Man came to town.  For a guy calling everyone out as Socialists (how dare they want Healthcare), he is all about subsidizing the Farming Community for votes.  Weird right?

I need to end my Diatribe but before I do…Would someone, for the love of God, Drug Test Ben Carson?!?

Oreos?  Really Ben…you are the most stupid doctor I’ve ever seen 😦

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Republican Version of the Carter Administration

DIATRIBE

So Mr. Trump is mad again.  This time at China and in his “SELF PROCLAIMED” title of Tariff Man has decide to change the dialogue from The Mueller Report to destroying the financial status of the United States.  You know because he’s a super awesome, stable genius business guru.  Spoiler Alert:  He is not Stable, A Genius or A Good Businessman.

Jimmy Carter was a man elected in a time of resistance to government too.  He had limited expertise being the Governor of Georgia.  People liked him because he was a farmer/governor who worked outside the Beltway.  It’s was what America wanted.  Someone different, a peoples candidate to lead the masses.  It was economically a disaster.  The Beltway Elite in Washington froze him out.  The Recession crippled our country as well as the oil embargo because of the regime change in Iran.  Things didn’t go well for President Carter.  Mr. Reagan sold everyone a bill of goods too.  He saved us from the recession.  He did it by robbing from Social Security.  The grand idea of a little pain in the future to save us today.  That wasn’t what happened.

Mr. Trump thinks the Government just prints money and can pay for all of his missteps.  It can’t do it for very much longer.  We are $22 trillion dollars in debt right now.  Some from ACA (which saved millions of lives), The Recession of 2008 (Banks really are not too big to Fail), a 2 front war in the Middle East (3 if you count Syria) and my favorite a $1.5 trillion dollar tax windfall for all the wealthy in our country.  To sum up…very little money coming….tremendous amounts of debt has money going out!

Mr. Trump’s favorite thing to do is create financial discourse to change the dialogue.  Right now the Stock Market is showing a loss of 584 pts. because of Mr. Trump’s awesomeness in business.  He clearly doesn’t understand how the stock market works, or farming’s relationship to the stock market or that rage tweeting as World Leader is the dumbest of things a World Leader can do.  But here we are.  How anyone with a thinking brain can seriously support this tart who doesn’t know anything about anything is beyond me.

2020 can’t come fast enough.  Perhaps we will see a new enlightenment in America.  One were anger, rage, stupidity and violence isn’t the mainstay of everyday.  When all is said and done and Mr. Trump doesn’t get to stay beyond his 4 or 8 years the truth will be laid bare for the world to see.  He won’t have the power to stop it.  Until then, I pray that Mr. Trump’s destruction of America doesn’t get that chance to bloom.

Be kind out there.

Blooming

We have this bush in our backyard and it’s blooming for the first time since we moved in.  It’s rather beautiful.

I’m so excited!!!

Remember to be Kind today.


THE DIATRIBE

So the President and the Trumplicans in the House and Senate are all into hiding what the Mueller Report shows.  The reality of this situation is…if the President is exonerated as he’s tweeted over and over again and that there was “No Collusion” then he would just release the redacted report to the press and the citizenry.  The reality is more to the point it probably doesn’t.  It probably shows that the President and his staff and family acted in a less than moral/legal way during and after the election of 2016.  He’s ashamed of what the MR reveals about him as a person and a leader.  Like we didn’t know he was the SHADIEST MAN IN AMERICA.  Wealth does not bring intelligence.  It gives you avenues to the best education but not intelligence per se.

The same goes with his tax returns.  He doesn’t want them released because there will be connections with Russian Businesses and such.  The other side and probably the real reason he doesn’t want them to be release is his pride.  He isn’t and was never a good businessman.  If you don’t read, say, contracts well you are going to get hosed.  Also, it would reveal that he defaulted on loans, lots of them.  He’s a man of no Character or self rebuke.  He thinks he’s a genius in all there is in the Universe.  He’s not really.  Mr. Trump has and will always be a very, very small man with a very, very high opinion of himself.  The fact he refers to himself in the third person often is just a showcase of all that is Donald J. Trump.

The scary part is that his base follow him like a Cult Leader with Koolaid.  They rally like Nazi’s with no irony to be found.   They hug the flag one minute then walk around in pants that are the flag.   They are a weird angry bunch.

Let us keep in perspective what’s happened over the last few weeks.  North Korea and Russia are thumbing their noses at Trump/America.  Trump has ratcheted up his trade war with our largest trade partner China, aggressive weather fueled by Climate Change is decimating Middle America and there were several shootings by mentally ill, angry Domestic Terrorists against places of Worship and Schools.  Yet we do nothing to stop it.  Thoughts and Prayers for it all.

To Mr. Trump…grow up you sad pathetic easily manipulated fool.  Everyone manipulates you because you have no opinions of your own.  You can’t read and you lack any character that would tell you what is right and what is wrong.  Be the man you’ve told everyone you believe you are and stop lying about everything!

It’s Like Watergate All Over…But With Bigger Scarier Liars

Yesterday the Attorney General of the United States answers questions in front of the Republican controlled Senate.  The Russia/Obstruction of Justice Probe aka The Mueller Report is worse than Watergate.   Why do American’s who support Trump not see that he is a man who puts himself above all others, including the LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

Mr. Barr lied the first time around to Congress.  His testimony is a matter of record.  Yet he struggled for the right verbiage to make his lies seem not so bad.  This man is the highest level of Law Enforcement in the U.S.  Are you scared yet?  If you aren’t…you are in for a rude awakening once the days of Trumptonian Politics are over.

“Mr. Barr, the American people know you are no different from Rudy Giuliani or Kellyanne Conway, or any of the other people who sacrifice their once decent reputation for the grifter and liar who sits in the oval office.  […] A lot of respected nonpartisan legal experts and elected officials were surprised by your efforts to protect the president. But I wasn’t surprised. You did exactly what I thought you’d do, that’s why I voted against your confirmation. I expected you would try to protect the president. And indeed, you did.” ~~Sen. Mazie Hirono, May 1, 2019

Like so many who side with Trump they are the ones who put their careers and reputations on the line for a man who demands loyalty from others but extends no loyalty back.  He is a man of NO CHARACTER.  Trump was bred that way by generations of cowardice men pretending they better than everyone else, which of course, they certainly are NOT!  The most ridiculous of all of the Trump Supporters in the Senate would be Lindsay Graham.  He has become a hysterical shrieking obsequious little man.  He is telling us, matter of factually, that the Mueller Investigation/Report are over.  You know, because he said so.  Everyone should be laughing at that.   I think when someone glossed over the discussion of the Mueller Report to dive right into HRC’s emails again didn’t realize they just validated the need for them to delve deeper into the Report and get to the heart of the redactions.

Oh, and for the record,  Mr. Trump and his associates (some who at one time had NO security clearances, hi Jared) have been using unsecured emails, computers and cell phones since day one of his Presidency.  This was all verified by President Trump himself.  So before you go back to Mrs. Clinton and her fictitious crimes against humanity.  Let’s focus on the crimes of the CURRENT administration.  The list gets longer and longer by the day.

Mr. Barr should receive a subpoena to testify in front of the House and if he refuses to show up then arrest him.  Being AG doesn’t put him above the Law.  Being President doesn’t put Mr. Trump above the Law either.  It’s time to bring justice back to the Justice Department before we do turn into a Fascist State.

In The News This Morning…

I laughed at today’s Headline…”Oil Surges On Trump Administration’s New Iran Policy”.  Is this really shocking or has America been numbed down by the nitwits in office?  If you don’t want to appear stupid don’t be stupid, just saying.

Today’s headline also reflects that the President tweeted his being upset with Europe again.  This time its their fault that Harley Davidson’s profits were down 26.7%.  It’s their tariffs that are destroying Harely Davidson profits.  While semi true, the tariffs take money away from profits this is not the only factor that decreased profits for Harley Davidson.  The President has an attention span of a fruit fly so let us go back to what he had to say about Harley Davidson.  In August 2018, Trump went on a bender talking about the Boycotting of Harley Davidson because they would move some plants outside of the US because of tariffs on steel.  This was making manufacturing very expensive for it’s US Plants.

He said “Great!”

What makes this insanely stupid is he was actively involved at this point in reduced profits for HD.   They were in as bad a position as an American Company could be with what is now known as Tariff Wars by the self-proclaimed “Tariff Man”.  Couple this with the fact that HD negotiated with their employees for higher salary and viola…profits sink.

Many businesses are affected by the fact that “Tariff Man” doesn’t really understand how businesses actually work.  Don’t be fooled with his ‘I’m a man with decades of experience’.  His greatest experiences in business revolve around these factors.  1) His father bailed him out for years, 2) He is being sued by thousands of people daily for reneging on payments owed for work provided, 3) He has declared bankruptcy 7 times and has acquired multiple suspicious loans from Banks and Russian Oligarchs.  This isn’t how real business is carried out on a daily basis.  This seems more like The Sopranos than a major corporation in America.

Mr. Business might be in for a rocky re-election bid with time waning against him.  He’s made some really stupid moves that affect the economy of the U.S. based on his ADHD like style.  I’m waiting for the Farm Reports in the future.  There were catastrophic storms, bad yields, excessive tariffs and massive loses in global contracts for yields like Soybeans and Corn.  Let us not forget that before the storms Farmers were tapping into the $12 Billion Fund to save them after the tariffs hit them hard.

You don’t have to have a master’s degree in Economics to understand the Economy.  My Granny dropped out of school in the third grade.  She survived many recessions and two depressions.  She lived through 4 wars and rationing.  The woman had 10 children and knew how to “squeeze the buffalo” as it was called back then (stretch the dollar in modern colloquialism).  No degree needed to understand that when things cost more American spend less.  When those things are food, transportation and basic living expenses, well the money is going there and the “luxury items” will wait.  One thing to remember in the 2020 political field “It’s the Economy Stupid!”.

We learned exactly Zero from “The Great Recession of 2008”.

Oil Went Up Because…

I’ve been obsessed with the rising and falling of oil prices since the days of $4.95 a gallon of gas.  Recently the price of gas has going up an average of $.13 cents per gallon each week.  Why?  Oh, the market bears it is the dumb answer.

In the old days when the people in the Stock Market looked at “indicators” there were reasons for things like the price moving up and down for marked reasons.  Now it’s a few people in the world collaborating to make the amount of money it dictates.  There are close relationships with the Saudi Arabians in the Trump Administration who like to help them when they ask.  Recently, SA told the media they would like to see $70/barrel for oil.  Light Crude today is trading at $64/barrel and Brent Crude is trading at $74.00 (these numbers are rounded).  Hmmm.

When Oil goes up so does Gasoline prices, that’s how it works.  The refineries are switching to Summer Grade gas so of course the prices are going up.  You know because it’s a more expensive grade of gasoline.  Check back in the fall because they will sell this same line on the back-end.

The Trump Administration recently put the total squeeze on Iran concerning oil.  I would determine this is a form of market manipulation.  In the blind world of finance, it is not.  You see, Jared Kushner is “in bed” with the Saudi Government.  Right up to his eyeballs.  Mr. Kushner who was recommended not to get high security clearance because of connections like the ones with various Saudi Officials has the ear of the President.

I see patterns where others would tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about.  I am a consumer.  I understand the cost of LIFE.  The wealthy rarely ever pay for anything these days.  It’s all based on the fact that they need to make millions and billions of dollars because they employ the masses.    Really more people are employed by small business than by greedy large corporations where the CEO makes tens of millions of dollars whether the company does well or not under his/her watch.  That’s sad.

I have no doubt that when the people of America scream loud enough and cut back on their spending due to higher gas prices that lead to higher food prices , etc. Trump and his band of Swamp Creatures will actually hear them.  Oh, not because they should be listening but because there is an election some 18 months away.

Well, gas is over $5 a gallon in California so this might happen sooner than later.  As a consumer, I will be cutting back on may items I would normally spend money on to cover the higher expense of travel and food.

Let’s remember greed is NOT really good.  A life is not a Movie.  And the Trump Family put their own interests above yours.

Here endth my Diatribe!

The 21st Century Republican Party

The 21st Century Republican Party looks more like the 19th Century Democratic Party more than ever.  It’s no longer the party of The People.  It’s the party of the wealthy.  History is about to repeat itself.  Greed and corruption will become very painful for those wealthy, greedy pigs.  Right now there is a war on the people.  The 98% that pay for everything from war to gasoline.  The wealthy state likes to use other people’s money before using their own.  The wealthy class/corporate class are the true welfare state in our country.  It’s run, like our country, by a handful of white men with no conscience and no idea about reality.  There is no toll to pay at the end of the road.  So they think.

Since the industrialized age in America Corporations dumped their toxins in the waterways, grounds and air.  Safe disposal was laughed at as not economically feasible.  By the 1970’s the toxicity had exploded to emergency levels.  Communities were poisoned slowly while not one congressman, corporate CEO or local government official did anything to stop it.  It lead to the creation of “Super fund” sites.  It cost hundreds of millions of dollars and countless lives.  Guess what we are doing now under the leadership of Swamp Leader Donald J. Trump?  Poisoning our air, water and land for profit.  Only now, Americans are desensitized to it all.  Flint, Michigan and other cities and towns across America are in a water nightmare.  Poisoned by various indicators from Military bases to Corporate Polluting.  Most Americans drink the water anyway.  They are resigned to no one caring and no one doing anything.

Trump says the real National Emergency is a border wall with Mexico.  Last I heard, for fun the Mexicans were stealing parts of the Border Wall that exists already.  Mexico 1, America -10.

It is a travesty in our country that we are okay with being poisoned for Profit.  Being incarcerated for Profit and just surrendering our lives to a man who can’t get through the day with out a Big Mac, nap and Fox News.  I’m not sure when this Making American Great Again actually happens but since the dingle berry has been President for 3 years I would think it should have happened by now.

America is in a great crisis.  Our relevancy in the real world is demoted so low that other National Leaders laugh at our President.  He can’t even fill his cabinet positions.  Our standing in the global community is only high with Despots and horrible dictators who starve and kill their own people for fun and amusement.

Modern America has become a grasping hold on White Privilege and very bad, policy.  Republicans are okay with the slaughter of our children in schools and houses of worship.   When it all implodes, and it will, Mr. Trump will blame HRC, The Democrats and of course the Dead Senator John McCain.

I will blame it on the loss of men of quality, men of conscience and well…the men of the Republican Party.  The Republican party can be saved but since they only like token women who toe the line, well they will just be a group of white boys, being white boys.

In the catch phrase of all White Racists Head In the Sand Republicans of America…Thoughts and Prayers.

(Thoughts & Prayers = Laugh and do nothing).