Why did Trump abandon the Kurds?

Why did Trump abandon the Kurds? Why now? The easy answer to both of these question is because Trump is a psychopath. See if you agree with my assessment.

According to L. Michael Tompkins, EdD, a psychologist at the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center, a psychopath is someone who doesn’t have a conscience. If he lies to you so he can steal your money, he won’t feel any moral qualms, though he may pretend to. He may observe others and then act the way they do so he’s not “found out”. A sociopath typically has a conscience, but it’s weak. He may know that taking your money is wrong, and he might feel some guilt or remorse, but that won’t stop his behavior. The difference between the two is that little voice all functioning adults have in their head, their conscience. That little voice keeps us from hurting each other. Trump doesn’t have one. All Trump hears is Trump.

Trump knew that when he cut Turkey lose this past Sunday night that the Kurdish people would be in grave danger and most likely be murdered by the Turkish military. There is zero chance he didn’t know this would be the outcome. He had already been through this fire drill once before when General Mattis resigned and had been warned this would happen. So why would Trump do it? Very simply, he is a psychopath.

If you didn’t know this by now Donald spends the vast majority of his days and evenings in front of a television and it’s not just Fox News he is watching. CNN, MSNBC are also part of his daily diet during “Executive Time”. Basically he uses the television as his babysitter, like millions of American parents do with their kids so they can have 30 minutes of their own “Executive Time”.

But over the last couple of weeks Don has not be pleased with the coverage he is getting, namely the Ukraine phone call and the impeachment proceedings. He simply can’t imagine why he would be taken to task for the “perfect” phone call or how he could be impeached for all the “winning” he has accomplished over the last 3 years. Again, psychopath.

Even his trusted Fox News has fallen out of favor with him tweeting today: “From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days. With people like Andrew Napolitano, who wanted to be a Supreme Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked Hillary the debate questions & got fired from @CNN), & others, @FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!”

So why would Trump allow the Kurdish people to be slaughtered? Because it will flip the news cycle. Trump has always used the 10 D’s of opposition tactics, deflect, delay, deny, discount, deceive, divide, dulcify, discredit, destroy and deal. Creating a new catastrophic situation, even when it looks bad on him and involves the murder of innocent people, fits within his strategy of deflection. It also throws the media, the public, and Washington into disarray limiting, and dividing the resources they have to get answers. Which disaster should we focus on?

Here is the thing, I don’t think Trump arrived at this “plan” all by himself. He simply isn’t that shrewd. Me, I think another psychopath planted this seed in Trumps orange noggin, Vladimir Putin. The late night phone call from Erdoğan, while Congress is on recess is all just too convenient. And if you check the news the story has certainly shifted from the Ukraine and impeachment. Now it’s about blood, the blood of murdered Kurds so for Trump and Putin, mission accomplished so to speak.

Meanwhile, in another galaxy, Ms. Lindsey Graham, who continues to vigorously defend Trump against impeachment proceedings, draws imaginary red lines on Twitter to protect the Kurds from Turkey except now, today, Lindsey can dip his fingers in pools of Kurdish blood, blood spilled by the actions of a psychopath, President Donald J. Trump.

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This is your brain, this is your brain on Trump

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“Over? Did you say ‘over?’ Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!” – John “Bluto” Blutarsky (Animal House)

“They didn’t help us in the Second World War, they didn’t help us with Normandy”  – Trump defending his reasoning for pulling the plug on American support for the Kurds

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Letter to Lindsey Graham….and we will deserve it

Dear Senator Graham;

Back in May of 2016 you tweeted the following (remember Senator Graham there is always a tweet) “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.” How prophetic.

Obviously something very dramatic has happened to you between May 2016 and today. There has certainly been a lot speculation about what that “something” is after your first round of golf with Trump. One something that is very apparent to everyone is you have lost your ballast, your North Star with the death of John McCain.

Senator Graham several months ago after one of your many pompous appearances on Fox News once again defending the horrible words, actions, or decisions of your President (honestly I have lost count) I called your local office to register my concern. I told the person who answered the phone that I had just one question I wanted answered “What has happened to Lindsey Graham?” Her response was chilling, “Sir, we don’t know.” I responded, “What do you mean you don’t know?” She continued, “Sir, we don’t see much of Senator Graham anymore. He spends all of his time in Washington.”

I have never agreed with your politics but the one thing I never questioned in the past is your efforts to do what is right for the state of South Carolina. I no longer believe you have any concerns for the citizens of this great state. Your Twitter page shows your true allegiance, a banner photograph of you at one of Trump’s ego rallies, and a profile picture of you and Brett Kavanaugh. You have sold your soul to the Devil and turned your back on South Carolina, and America so I ask again, “What has happened to Lindsey Graham?”

So as the Turkish government begins it slaughter of the proud and historic Kurdish people with the encouragement, support and full blessings of Vladimir Putin you sit in Washington drawing imaginary twitter “red lines” for them to cross. What’s to prevent them from crossing them? Your strongly worded tweet? Your President with his “great and unmatched wisdom” gave Erdoğan the green-light to destroy our allies. Think about that word for moment, Destroy. He certainly wasted no time after that late night Sunday phone call. Did your President discuss this decision with any one? Certainly he didn’t discuss it with you. What do you think Erdoğan said to him? Do you think it had something to do with the Saudi’s and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi? Or maybe it was just another item on Trumps to-do list for Putin.

“And we will deserve it.” Senator Graham, I have raised my children with the belief that it is never too late to make a change in your life. That people, everyone, deserve both the benefit of the doubt and more importantly a second chance to turn their life around. I am afraid though you are quickly approaching the point of no return in redeeming yourself against the indefensible actions of Donald Trump. When history books are written about this dark period in America, books about the corruption, failures, and divisiveness that permeated throughout Trumps “reign” you won’t be just a footnote but one of the main protagonist in each of the sad chapters. That Senator Graham will be your legacy.

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And in other news…..

The Senate Intelligence Committee today released volume two of its Russia investigation, which concludes that Russians sought “to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election by harming Hillary Clinton’s chances of success and supporting Donald Trump at the direction of the Kremlin.” Keep in mind that the Senate Intelligence Committee is run by, wait for it, the Republicans.

Now, Trump, his talking heads and his base will continue to say “so what?” This doesn’t prove that Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russians. It doesn’t even, in their tiny brains, justify the two and a half year “Witch Hunt”. But it does kill one of Trump’s many, many, many, fairy-tales that the Russians didn’t want him to win because he is so TOUGH on them, a fairy tale he disproves without any help from anyone every single day.

Look, the vast majority of intelligent, stable, sober, non-delusional Americans know that Trump solicited and got help from the Russians to win the election. Hell, he asked them to do it on national television. I saw it. You did too. And here is the thing, he is still doing it. Everything Trump does, or says, every action that he takes, decision that he makes are for an audience of one, his maker, his king, his benefactor, his loan co-signer, Putin. Again, intelligent, stable, sober, non-delusional Americans know this is the truth. We don’t have to ask ourselves “why is Trump hiding in his tax returns” we already know.

If you want proof of the Russians continued support of Trump check out his twitter feed and scroll down through his “supporters” comments. It is very easy to tell which ones are really Joe Deplorable from Ocklawaha, Florida and which ones are Anatoly Smirnov from Balashikha, Russia. Facebook and Instagram are the same. Putin has put a lot of money and resources into his asset but don’t think for a moment that Vladimir won’t kick the fat orange marshmallow to curb when his “usefulness” ends and if Frump isn’t reelected so goes his “usefulness”.

Putin, like Trump, has transactional, one-way relationships, “what can you do for me” which is why Trump fawns all over him. The big difference between the two is when Putin tires of you typically you quit breathing, Trump just sends a mean tweet and holds his breathe like a five year old.

Today, right this moment, Trump has a number of tools at his disposal to hide his secrets, but it won’t be like that forever. One day in the very near, and getting closer future President Donald J. Trump will just be citizen Trump who once upon a short time was President. He will no longer have the power of the office to protect him. The battery of lawyers you and I pay for today to hide his tax returns and the latest, try keep the Mueller Grand Jury testimony out of the hands of Congress he will have to pay for. What Trump is hoping for, begging for, is Putin working his magic one more time and get him four more years in office so he can skirt around the statute of limitations.

Here is what I think will happen, Trump will quit before the election so that President Mike Pence can provide him with a blanket pardon for all the federal crimes he has committed. But that pardon won’t extend to the state charges for tax fraud, bank fraud, or to all the women he has molested with his tiny, creepy hands. He will have to answer for those crimes and pay for those lawyers out of his own pocket.

Expect a telethon in the coming years on Fox News hosted by Sean Hannity raising money to pay Trumps legal fees. For every $100 donated they will send you a collector’s edition of the MAGA baseball cap, Made in China of course. For $200 you will get the cap plus an autographed 8 x 10 glossy suitable for framing of Trump giving you his signature two thumbs-up like the “The Fonz“. All you Evangelicals will be able to hang it right beside your portrait of white Jesus, your “personal” letter from Pat Robertson thanking you for putting gas in his airplane and your NRA membership certificate. Amen.

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Let’s talk about the weather

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“Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” – Charles Dudley Warner (stolen by Mark Twain)

It’s October the 4th, and where I live, in northern South Carolina, it is 97 degrees right now. Somehow I feel like that’s worth repeating, 97 degrees. It’s not July or August, it’s October, eleven days into Fall…..FALL when the weather is suppose to turn crisp and cool, and the leaves turn red and yellow…..FALL! Instead, it’s 97 degrees, and the leaves and grass are brown and crunchy, Fall.

Two-thirds of South Carolina is in a Moderate Drought to Extreme Drought category. In my little neck of the woods we are experiencing a Severe Drought. We have had a “liquid” (as the weather folks call it) accumulation over the last 60 days of 0.00 inches. So not only is it hotter’n blue blazes it’s also dry as a popcorn fart. Things are suppose to change Saturday and Sunday and into next week, the term I heard today was be “More Fall like” but not today, or this past month. Shit this is crazy.

Every morning I stop by an old convenience store on my way to work and buy myself a Diet Coke. This morning Rick, the owner, was outside pulling wet, empty plastic bags out of his ice freezer. The freezer, filled yesterday for the weekend rush, had died. It has just been too hot, he said, for it to keep-up. I believe it. After four scorching months we all need a break from the heat, even freezers.

Is this global warming? There are people out there a hell of a lot smarter than I am to answer that question but it sure feels like it to me. The weather has gotten all topsy turvy. Seasons don’t seem to be following “traditions” or are just skipping one and running into another. This year we skipped most of Spring. It went from Winter, to a week or two of Spring straight into Summer. Last year Winter ran long, about two months long. The Global Warming skeptics claim that we are just in some sort of natural cycle. That what we are experiencing is just Mother Nature’s course, maybe her correction.

But what these naysayers can’t tell you is what is the end game, where are we headed and how or when it will end. When the polar ice cap melts and floods our city’s will it re-freeze again in 50 years, 100 years or 1,000? They don’t know or they do know and figure they will be dead and gone before it truly effects them. That is the more reasonable conclusion.

I know today, right now, Donald Trump seems to be our biggest problem but if the truth be told Trump is like a gnat on an elephants ass compared to how we are destroying this planet. Here is the thing, in five, ten, maybe fifteen years Trump will dead and gone. All the regulations he overturned for clean air and water can be reversed. Hell most of the industry leaders in the automobile and energy fields have not taken advantage of all of his bullshit deregulation. They are smarter than that. Who Trump is playing too are the small time pieces of shit he pals around with it Mar-a-Lago.

In the end the government isn’t going to solve our climate issues. We will have to solve them ourselves by changing the way we live, and the way we consume or Mother Nature will do it for us. And I can promise you we don’t want her going rouge on us.

“The whole global warming thing is created to destroy America’s free enterprise system and our economic stability.” – Jerry Falwell

Despite what you Evangelicals believe, this planet doesn’t need us. All that Genesis crap about ruling over the Earth is bullshit. It has rocked along for 4.543 billion years and we basically fucked it up in less than 200. Ask the citizens of Puerto Rico how that “ruling” thing went with Hurricane Maria. You Bible-thumpers want another sign to ignore come sit in my backyard on October the 4th, it’s 97 degrees. If you come, its BYOB thank you very much.

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.” – Stephen Hawking

 

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It’s a Coup!

“As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP, intended to take away the Power of the People, their VOTE, their Freedoms, their Second Amendment, Religion, Military, Border Wall, and their God-given rights as a Citizen of The United States of America!” – Trump 10-1-19

Coup – a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.

If Trump had been smart he would have added “Beer, Funnel Cakes, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Wings, Boiled Peanuts and NASCAR” to his list but we all know the words “Trump” and “Smart” are rarely contained in the same sentence or paragraph for that matter.

Trump truly believes what Franklin Graham said about him, that “God” elected him. That would put Trump right-up there with Julius Caesar, Ivan the Terrible and his good buddy Kim Jong-un, all Divinely put on the throne. And if Trump ever had any doubts about his ascent and consecrate as the Supreme Holy Ruler Dr. Robert Jeffress clears it up for us by stating that the “God” Democrats worship is “the pagan god of the Old Testament, Moloch, who allowed for child sacrifice.” Translation, Trumps “God” put the G in MAGA, and the rest of us, well we are going to hell.

So while Trump melts down for the whole world to see, and the poor Finnish President Sauli Niinistö had a front row seat for today’s temper tantrum, I keep asking myself how long will the Republicans stand on the sidelines while this madman burns our country to the ground? Rick Wilson answered that question for me today, until the bitter end. Until this country is left smoldering in a heap of ashes;

  1. Just a brief note to elected Republicans. The #TrumpMeltdown is your new normal.This is why almost none of you will have a town hall meeting of any kind. This is why 42 house members and hundreds of other elected Republicans got blown out.
  2. This is why you live in fear every minute of your waking hours. You know because you strapped yourself to this suicide bomber that when the vest goes off you die with him. You know your legacies as the Class of Trump will be that of small, cowardly pilot fish.
  3. A handful of you, the opportunists and the edge case Trumphadi spend tonight on Fox bellowing about the Deep State and how his behavior today is all part of a secret multidimensional chess game. Most of you are so far in the tall grass you’re practically landscape.
  4. You think that you are political geniuses for abandoning everything you ever claimed to believe in (except judicial fetishism) and smeared yourselves in Trump’s excrement while calling it honey.
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This is getting good….

It is pretty easy to see that the orange pumpkin is self-destructing before our eyes with tweets like this; “Rep. Adam Schiff illegally made up a FAKE & terrible statement, pretended it to be mine as the most important part of my call to the Ukrainian President, and read it aloud to Congress and the American people. It bore NO relationship to what I said on the call. Arrest for Treason?” I mean come on, arrest him for treason then says his Deplorables will start a civil war? Come on, have you seen 90% of the Deplorables? Walkers, diapers, beer bellies, hearing aids and pacemakers. Yea, not scared.

The orange dude is desperate, unhinged desperate. Been tweeting non-stop since last week 24/7. Let’s just hope if the madman decides to drop an atomic bomb on Iran to change the narrative that Mitch McConnell will grow a set of balls because we know Ms. Lindsey Graham gave his up, if he ever grew any, when John McCain died.

Which brings me to the cast of characters defending the orange Rumpty Drumpty. Ms. Graham played golf with the big baby yesterday. Wouldn’t you have loved to have heard how that conversation went for five hours riding around in a golf cart? I saw a quote the other day that said “Lindsey Graham is the closet Trump has come to owning a dog”. It’s true. But Trump’s other bitch defending him from hell to high water is Rep. Kevin McCarthy.

This is what McCarthy put out in the Twitter universe yesterday;

These are the most important facts we have:
1. The whistleblower wasn’t on the call.
2. The IG didn’t read the transcript before acting on the whistleblower complaint.
3. The WH released the transcript—which clearly shows the president did nothing that would be impeachable.

Then last night Big Kev appeared on 60 minutes and had this exchange with Scott Pelley;

PELLEY: What do you make of this exchange? President Zelensky says, “We are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes.” And President Trump replies, “I would like you to do us a favor though.”
MCCARTHY: You just added another word.
PELLEY: No, it’s in the transcript.
MCCARTHY: He said- “I’d like you to do a favor though”?
PELLEY: Yes, it’s in the White House transcript.

Yea, that happened, on television.

So here we go, at this point I am going to lump all you Trump supporters into one simple category, you have the morals, the ethics, and the IQ of dog shit. Jesus won’t save your sorry ass. Despite what you THINK the good book tells you, it is to late for your salvation for your sorry ass. You sold your soul to the devil, the orange devil. Peace.

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