What a yawn. The highly anticipated (by the left) testimony confirmed nothing new. There is still zero evidence that President Trump had anything to do with the Russians. General Flynn lied about something to do with the Russians, and was fired for it. We still do not know what he did. Comey confirmed that he was a leaking information to start investigations into the Trump administration. Lastly there was a big argument about the meaning of “Hope”.
So I tuned in to the Rachel Maddow Show to see how the left viewed the testimony. She is number one in cable now that Bill O’Reilly is gone. Since the Left all think the same thought, all I have to do is listen to Rachel for a few minutes and I would know what the Left is believing. She was absolutely giddy to inform me that there was a secret meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian Ambassador. This is why the the Attorney General would recuse himself from the Russian influence investigation.
I was wondering how Rachel would know about a secret meeting that nobody (without intelligence access) would know about. The answer in my mind is that the Russians are actually colluding with the Democrats. So then I wonder what was said? The answer is probably pretty obvious. The Russian Ambassador to Jeff Sessions that the American media is going to crush your president. Then he implied that he leases a thousand internet media trolls for a very good rate from American media companies.
In the snowflake reality world, the media did a faceplant. There was no Trump collusion, only lies from the media. President Trump for his part patiently waited till the next day. Then he came out swinging. Willing to testify under oath about what he said were lies in Comeys testimony. We shall see.
Back to the Rachel Maddow Show. After she told me about the secret meeting, she said that it is all known to the intelligence committee. Politics continues to amaze me, for I was totally not expecting what happened next. Rachel points her finger at me and says that I have to run for public office. She then goes on about President Trump is guilty of obstructing justice. That is what is going on in those secret meetings, and to find out how (she points her finger at me again) I absolutely have to run for office. She was quite adamant that I run.
I was aghast! It would cost millions to run for Senate. People would call me names, ask me questions. I would have to do stuff. Not only that, if I had to do stuff. She wouldn’t like it! Then she would like about me. Not only is the woman a liar, she is a nut. I changed the channel to watch The Five instead. Slightly closer to reality they were.
This is a sad sad sad story. Trump supporters have labeled those who cannot accept the election results as snowflakes. Presumably because they had existential meltdowns. This is the story of one snowflake, who just happened to have the name Reality Winner.
The first sadness is that our systems have failed us. Our educational system produced acceptance of irrational response as a political ideology. Science Math Engineering Technology are no longer relevant to education. The religious belief of the evils of Co2 takes precedence. Words of anger have replaced rational response.
The second sadness is 25 year old Reality Leigh Winner broke the law and was caught. She will probably go to jail and be a footnote in this partisan battle. Otherwise she would have been a fine bright young lady. Reality is a loser in this. Hillary the loser made the snowflake Winner, and will pay no price. There would be no snowflakes if Hillary had won! However she lost because she is not a winner, so we now have snowflakes. In the world of snowflakes, Reality Winner is the big loser. Thank You Hillary. So sad.
The third sadness, and potentially the biggest sadness, is I think that this is hysterically funny. The double entendre is more than I can stand. It is a sadness that we have snowflakes. I am sure Reality Winner believes she did the right thing. The courts will figure out the penalty for her beliefs. I offer no judgement. Distraught by the election this Reality Winner believed the climate would now destroy us. She then professed hate towards the president and released national secrets in an attempt to discredit him. A stereotypical snowflake, with that name, does such a boneheaded thing. So sad, and I find it funny.
A frequent criticism of President Trump is that his words matter. Much is made about his tweets and his use of words. It’s true he has used negative words like little, lying, low energy and even crooked when describing his political opponents. He likes descriptors like big, amazing, winning, and big league for things he likes. If he doesn’t like something, get ready for failed and loser. Pretty much the President uses simple words. I may be forgetting some words like extreme and great, but you get the idea.
The Presidents opponents use much fancier words, words with much more meaning. Unhinged, Racist, Fascist, Misogynist, are just the beginning. I am talking about what his political opponents say, let alone what the media and the partisans have to say. By using creative verbiage they endeavor to verbally bludgeon those who disagree with their opinion.
I myself have succumbed to creative verbiage. In fact I enjoy the creativity. However other than calling Liberals a simple organic lifeforms with a singular strategy for survival I try to be kind. The key to Bill Clintons success has been attributed to the slogan “It’s the economy stupid”. In the decades since, the word stupid has been used to describe those who do not agree with the Clintonion logic. It has been a very successful tactic. I have endeavored not to use that word as a descriptor. It is to much overused.
Everyone has the right to an opinion, I suppose the president does too. For he is the armchair quarterback that bought the team. The sidewalk superintendent that built the building. The salesman that made the sale. He has his right to an opinion as you are to yours, and I am to mine.
The words of the president are ultimately much softer and kinder than his opponents.
The Congressional Budget Office assesses potential changes in the tax code. It is not really a transparent process. For those who agree that there should be a balanced budget, there is not an agreement on how to balance it. Cuts or spending? Whatever, lets see what the lobbyists say. Nooo! Not that I expect any sort of answers, and just for fun between friends, I wonder what the effect of a flat rate tax of all income of twenty percent would be? There would be a standard personal deduction of fifty thousand dollars, and no other deductions.
It would simplify tax code, and save money filling out the forms. Of the twenty percent, ten percent would be for social programs. The other ten percent would be to run the government.
The same twenty percent would also apply to business earnings. I think that there would still be lots of rules on business deductions. Not sure how that would all work out. If I work, I expect health care from my employer. So I would have to expect that would be a business expense for my employer.
Not that I am suggesting such a thing, just curious on what the potential effect would be.
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President G. W. Bush famously would not talk, let alone negotiate with North Korea, Iran and Cuba. He called the three nations the Axis of Evil. President Barack Obama was elected in part because he promised to talk with and negotiate with these nations.
Back in 2011 Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Obama negotiated a multi trillion Grand Bargain. It encompassed spending cuts and tax increases. Supposedly the two men shook on it. Somehow when they went to put it on paper the whole thing fell apart. Since then the national debt has increased exponentially.
Currently the Democrats do not acknowledge, let alone talk with the Trump administration. Negotiations between the two parties seem a distant dream. Seems like like the Democrats have taken up an ideology attributed to G. W. Bush. They have renounced negotiations and now refuse to even talk.
I had hoped that there would some opportunities for negotiations with the deal making President Trump. The country needs something like the Grand Bargain. Unfortunately the election has induced a extended case of catatonia of the Democrat Party.
“Despite all the negative press covfefe” Probably President Trump’s most famous tweet to date. I have seen the word covfefe all over the place. Some of the usage has been rather funny. My first thought was it must be an acronym, though I wasn’t going to try and figure it out.
All the coverage was “Stupid Trump fell asleep whilst tweeting, why is he our president” or some variation on it. The absolute kindest thing I saw was he was trying to type “coverage” when he hit send, or whatever they do when tweeting, and fell asleep. Only to wake up in the morning and ask “who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’ ??? Enjoy”
No I do not follow tweets, though tens of millions of people follow President Trump on Twitter. Occasionally I do see the presidential tweets on the morning news, this was the case the other day, so I did know what covfefe was in reference to in other contexts.
Today on Facebook I saw the “True Meaning”, and I have to say that I was once again impressed. This particularly fine troll of of the press by the president follows the graphic embodiment of the CNN ethos by Kathy Griffin with her performance artwork. The depiction of an acephalous Trump is quite universal. The media believes at this point the president is no more than a virtual corpse, and we Trumpkins are just to dense to know it. Silly elites.
Let me paint a little picture with words. When President Trump and King Salman were at the photo op with the “Glowing Orb” (I prefer the illuminated world, but most know it as the glowing orb) King Salman spoke a couple of words to President Trump. There was no translator at that moment. President Trump wondered what the words meant, so he remembered them. Maybe he wrote them on the back of his hand? I don’t know. So when the president gets home, and has some free time he goes to Google translate. The President doesn’t want anyone to interpret the words, as he really doesn’t know what was said. However he would find out. Then when the president figured out what the king had said, he tweeted it. Of course he improved the context.
The press finds a cognizant acephalous Trump stating covfefe the most terrifying thing in the world, and would never mention this resurrection, so I will.
With their hands on an enlightened world, the King said to the President “I will Stand”.
President Trump, Saudi King Abdulaziz, Egyptian President Al-Sisi all placed their hands on an illuminated globe during the opening ceremony for a new “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology” in Ridyah Saudi Arabia.
The center presumes to stop the threat of growing extremism. The globe is meant to shine light for all. This is represented by the leaders placing their hands, together, on the light of the world. Who knows, maybe it will work. At least it is an attempt to atone for past sins. A valid and positive thing in my opinion. I am willing to give it time to see what happens.
The Washington Post wrote that the “Glowing Orb is the embodiment of all evil” The New York Times stated “A mysterious glowing orb is exerting uncanny power over the world’s social media” My local morning news had a series of strange mimes about the”Orb”. Of course I had to look up what they were talking about.
The glowing orb is located at an intelligence center, so it must know all. That’s what I say. I wonder if most people, who just watch the news know what the “Glowing Orb” represents. Or if they just think President Trump is Satan. Personally I don’t think that the media is very informative. They seem to disseminate disinformation rather professionally.