Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Nancy Pelosi Calls Trump’s Bluff, House To Vote On $2,000 Checks

Donald Trump has painted himself into a corner. When he gave his manifesto Tuesday night about what a “disgrace” the stimulus relief bill was and how he had a better idea, he blamed Democrats for stalling on the bill. In point of fact, they wanted bigger checks sent all along. Here’s Nancy Pelosi’s response. Republicans […]

Trump Teases ‘Good News On COVID Bill’ Like It’s A Reality Show Cliffhanger

Maybe this is one of those good news bad news scenarios. The good news is that Trump is making some feeble indication that he’s even aware that the country he was elected to lead is in massive despair and crisis right now. The bad news is that so much damage has already been done, since […]

Trump Plays Santa Demanding Revision Of ‘Disgrace’ COVID Bill To Include $2,000 Checks Instead...

Donald Trump took to Twitter late this afternoon and delivered a video, posted below. I don’t recommend that you listen to over four minutes of him sing songing the way he does when he’s bored. My guess is that Stephen Miller cobbled this together so that Trump could go in front of the American people […]

Joe Biden Tweets Attack Ad ‘Donald Trump Has Failed the American People’

Joe Biden just released the following on Twitter, Donald Trump’s communication medium of choice. Touche. That should drive Trump nuts just on it’s face. Plus, if it’s being previewed on Saturday night, that means it should be on the air in time for all the Sunday shows. Good. Donald Trump has failed the American people. pic.twitter.com/HsNl9M4h4r — Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) March 21, 2020 Trump just can’t figure out how to spin a good lie now, with all these clips of him telling the world how great everything is and how the coronavirus is no menace — and he desperately needs to walk all of it back, everything that was said between the first of the year and his epiphany last week when he began to take the issue seriously. Unfortunately, unless he can find a time machine to get into and go back to December and redo the entire matter, it is what it is and the record stands, in all it’s damnable glory. In Trump’s press conference today he went off the walls talking about the dishonest media and all the fake news, bla bla, his same old song — and the obligatory shot at Joe Biden. Take a look at that clip and the wild hand gestures, like he’s playing an accordion. Is there a body language doctor in the house? What to do when the lies stop working. That’s Trump’s quandary. And he doesn’t seem too calm and collected about it, that much is certain.

A Nurse Writes Of Dying COVID-19 Patients Who Claim It’s A Hoax

The tragedy of America’s sojourn with the reality TV actor, is that so many people have believed his lies. Some of his followers have died from their beliefs or come close to dying. A nurse in South Dakota tells details of the absurd contradictions she hears from coronavirus patients. Going to ruin the USA. All […]

Trump On Oxygen, WH Doctors Keeping It Hush Hush, as Trump Faces Mortality

I can’t decide whether the Trump era can best be penned by George Lucas or William Shakespeare. The black and white simplicity of the war between Good v. Evil is Lucasinian, but the sheer depravity and complexity of how the entire drama has unfolded would lend itself better to the Bard’s talents. If Shakespeare was […]

Trump Plays Martyr in Whining Afternoon Tweet Scapegoating Media Nemesis

The mind of a child is a fascinating thing, but not when it’s housed in a 73-year-old corpulent orange body, with major psychological problems. Saturday morning Donald was on a manic high and touting the “Miracle end!” to COVID-19. Whee, the teeter totter was up! Saturday afternoon Donald is on a depressive low, kvetching about what good is it anyway to be perfect and wonderful, when the Evil Media doesn’t appreciate me and twists everything I say and I’m going to put bleach in my Diet Coke and French fries up my nose and you’ll be sorry, so there! What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, & then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately. They get record ratings, & the American people get nothing but Fake News. Not worth the time & effort! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020 “Hostile questions” = anything that asks for an explanation of Trump’s most recent epic gaffe; “Truth” = what Trump wants you to believe, regardless of empirical evidence to the contrary; “Facts” see, “truth” “Ratings” = the only reason to exist, what’s wrong with you, don’t you get it? “Fake News = anything reported anywhere by anybody that is insufficiently flattering to Donald Trump. What’s the use, oh what’s the use, when the conferences go out live and every stupid word I utter is out there for the entire world to hear and then there’s nobody nice to go in and agree with me and clean it up after the fact — and even Mike complains that he can’t work a miracle every week on the Sunday shows, and that’s tomorrow. Now I don’t have a coronavirus briefing to go to anymore, the reporters broke it and the doctors took it away and now I have to watch other people on television instead of being on television myself and it’s no fair.  And why is Andrew Cuomo getting all the attention, anyway? If it wasn’t for me, he wouldn’t have any stuff to play with at all. And he doesn’t even thank me like he should, nobody does and I deserve it! Hey, I even got the Governor of California to play nice and he can’t stand the sight of me, like all of California, I wish it would go drop in the ocean! Right now! The mind of a child is fascinating, except when the child is delusional, batshit, and 73 years old.
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Trump Goes To War With ‘Politicians’ Denying Relief Funds While He Golfs

When the going gets tough the tough go golfing. Whether America is literally exploding is of no import. Priorities are priorities and Donald Trump puts his golf game above all the trivia and annoyance of governance. I mean, the bomb in Nashville went off at 7:30 a,m. don’t these terrorists have any consideration? Bomb went […]

Trump’s Personal Valet Tests Positive for Coronavirus

It must have been a wild morning in the West Wing, Thursday. One of Donald Trump’s personal valets tested positive for coronavirus. CNN broke the story and unless Trump is going to go on the fake news mantra once again, for the moment we will assume this is correct. JUST IN: A member of the US Navy who serves as one of President Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus, raising concerns about the President's possible exposure to the virus. https://t.co/Ch8OK4a5qq pic.twitter.com/oj5Ghv2BNP — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) May 7, 2020 You’ll hear the CNN reporter say this “caused quite a concern” in the West Wing — which is journospeak for “dude, he cray anyhow, but he totally lost his shit over this one.” Evidently, the employee in question tested positive Wednesday and then the White House physician confirmed the diagnosis. Maybe this will educate Trump. I hold out zero hope that it will humanize him, it’s too late for that, but perhaps it will educate him. Life and death situations tend to do that to the most obtuse. He’s shrugged his shoulders and told people to go back to work, maybe this will be a wake up call. In any event, it’s amusing to speculate on Trump’s reaction when he realized that just like in the game, Six Degrees of Separation, he’s much closer to Death, in the form of the coronavirus, than he ever would have suspected.

Vladimir Putin Just Bashed Trump’s Handling of COVID-19, Protests, On State TV, Accuses Trump...

If Donald Trump didn’t have a stroke in November, he’ll have one now, when he finds out his BFF Vladimir Putin has dissed him. Holey moley. Here’s what Putin said on Russian state TV. Daily Mail: “We are exiting the coronavirus situation steadily with minimal losses, God willing, in the States, it isn’t happening that way,” Putin said. Considering how abysmal their health care system is, compared with other countries, including the United States, that is a mouthful. Putin went on and it wasn’t complimentary. Attacking the US response, Putin told state television that the coronavirus pandemic had exposed ‘deep-seated internal crises’ in the US. He criticised a lack of US leadership, saying that ‘the president says we need to do such-and-such but the governors somewhere tell him where to go.’ ‘I think the problem is that group interests, party interests are put higher than the interests of the whole of society and the interests of the people,’ he said. Ouch. That last one wasn’t just a slam at Trump, that was a slam at the entire GOP. I wonder where Ron Johnson, John Bolton, Dana Rohrabacher and the rest of them will go for vacations, now? Then Putin went on to tell Trump how the big boys, the real autocrats, not the pretend ones, do it. In Russia, he argued, the government and regional leaders work ‘as one team’ and do not differ from the official line. ‘I doubt anyone in the government or the regions would say ‘we’re not going to do what the government says, what the president says, we think it’s wrong,’ Putin said of the virus strategy. As if this isn’t enough to make Trump’s blood boil, Putin came out and made comments on the racially sparked protests in the U.S., the first ones he has made on the issue. ‘If this fight for natural rights, legal rights, turns into mayhem and rioting, I see nothing good for the country,’ the Russian leader said in his televised broadcast. He stressed he supported black Americans’ struggle for equality, calling this ‘a longstanding problem of the United States’. ‘We always in the USSR and in modern Russia had a lot of sympathy for the struggle of African-Americans for their natural rights,’ he insisted. But Putin added that ‘when – even after crimes are committed – this takes on elements of radical nationalism and extremism, nothing good will come of this.’ Putin also described the protests as a sign of ‘deep-seated internal crises’ in the United States, linking the unrest to the coronavirus pandemic, which he said ‘has shone a spotlight on general problems’. He said he nevertheless expected that the ‘fundamental basis of American democracy will allow the country to escape this series of crisis events’. This is Putin-speak for “The United States is in the toilet,” that much is obvious. Now why would Putin say these things? He wants to make Trump look even worse to the rest of the world than he does already; He’s helping Trump cheat on this election, too, but doesn’t want to appear to be doing so; He’s giving Trump some plausibility when he says, “Nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have,” Mitch McConnell told Trump not to do Putin’s bidding re: sanctions and so Putin is taking revenge; Putin sees […]

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