We are still waiting

“Tremendous evidence pouring in on voter fraud. There has never been anything like this in our Country!” – Trump tweet 12-15-20

Maybe you remember, after the Mueller report was completed, Trump went on television ranting about the “Russian Hoax” and informed Americans that Rudy Giuliani was almost finished with his powerful, beautiful report that would completely vindicate and exonerate him and prove once and for all that Obama was behind the “Russian Hoax”. We are still waiting.

Maybe you remember Trump telling America that thousands of miles of “new” border walls were being built between us and Mexico and that Mexico really was paying for it with new tariffs. Not only did Trump tell us he took a televised tour and showed us….what the model would look like. Oh, and Walmart and Target passed all those tariffs on to you and me when Mexico increased the cost on jeans and underwear. Trump only built about nine miles of new border wall. The other 414 miles that he “built” in four years for $11 billion of our hard-earned American dollars was not new but “improved” meaning they added a few 2 x 4’s to the old wall. You guessed it; we are still waiting.

Maybe you remember Trump telling us that he had come up with a health care plan that was “MUCH better, and FAR cheaper” than Obama Care.  The America-First Healthcare Plan would “deliver Americans better care, lower costs, and more choice”. For those select few that got to read the plan the common remark was, “damn, this looks just like Obama Care” and once again, we are still waiting.

Maybe you remember Trump telling us about a “VERY BIG & BOLD” $2 trillion infrastructure package he was working on. It would be “focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country!” Trumps, “Infrastructure Week” became a running joke for the press. Whenever Trump needed a diversion or a subject change. Whenever the headlines about him weren’t flattering his ego or when the headlines were about someone else, Trump would resurrect “Infrastructure Week” until whatever crisis had passed, or the headlines had changed. No, we never saw or even sniffed an infrastructure package and yes, we are still waiting.

All these promises lead us to today, to this voter fraud, rigged election moment in history. An allegation that even the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court, won’t touch with a ten-foot gavel. A claim that no less than fifty lower courts have thrown out. But why? Trump says, Rudy says, Ron Johnson says, Ted Cruz says, Lou Dobbs says, and Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson say that there is no way on God’s green earth that the magnificent, the powerful, the brilliant Donald J. Trump could have lost to a lesser individual such as Joe Biden. Donald J. Trump has been perfect, or as Franklin Graham described him “one of the great presidents of our nation.”

But once again there is an itty-bitty problem. Despite Trumps constant tweets about a rigged election, ignoring the pressing issues that everyday 3,000 Americans are dying from COVID-19 or that Russia has been hacking us for six months, nobody on Team Trump has produce one piece of proof. Every case Trump has filed in the courts, except for one minor procedural issue, has been rejected. And here is the funny part, even though Trump and Rudy use the word “fraud” over and over again, in all of the court cases filed the word “fraud” is never referenced or even insinuated. Do you know why? They have zero evidence of fraud. They have zero evidence of anything. Their entire case is built around this phrase, “There is no way Trump could have lost!” Well guess what, 81,000,000 Americans disagree.

Trump and Rudy keep saying the proof is coming. Mountains of evidence. Powerful evidence. “Tremendous evidence pouring in on voter fraud. There has never been anything like this in our Country!” But guess what, we are still waiting.

Apparently, Trump and Rudy have so much evidence that instead of showing it to the courts, the press or even to us they would rather have the states that Trump “should” have won throw millions of Biden votes away or better still just nominate Trump “friendly” electors. They have so much evidence that Team Trump is asking Congress not to certify the electoral votes on January 6th. Do you see a trend here? Trumps got nothing except butt hurt feelings. He can’t believe that the majority of the American people rejected him. Haven’t you seen how big his MAGA rallies are? He can’t believe that we are tired of him. What we are tired of is all the noise, all the hate, and all the divisive rhetoric. As I wrote the other day the Trump experiment was a failure, a “tremendous, powerful” failure and his efforts to stay beyond January 20th will fail also.

But sane, rational people know that Trump isn’t trying to stay. He gave-up being President in 2018. He tried it for about two years, got bored and quit. What Trump is trying to do is monetize his remaining weeks as much as possible. He is trying to squeeze every nickel and every dime out of MAGA that he can and so are his kids. And the sad part is that he has made over $250,000,000 on this scheme and counting. Just remember when dealing with Trumpers, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

It’s almost over.

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It’s almost over

People have asked if I am disappointed about the election. When I think about my answer, I have to say honestly, that I am grateful—grateful to God that for the last four years He gave us a president who protected our religious liberties; grateful for a president who defended the lives of the unborn, standing publicly against abortion and the bloody smear it has made on our nation; grateful for a president who nominated conservative judges to the Supreme Court and to our federal courts; grateful for a president who built the strongest economy in 70 years with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years before the pandemic; grateful for a president who strengthened and supported our military; grateful for a president who stood against “the swamp” and the corruption in Washington; grateful for a president who supported law and order and defended our police. I’m grateful for a president and a vice president who recognized the importance of prayer and were not ashamed of the name of Jesus Christ. I’m thankful that the president stood against the secularists who wanted to take Christ out of Christmas and that he brought back the greeting “Merry Christmas!” So as we come to the end of this election season, I look back with a grateful heart and thank God for all of these things. It is unfortunate that many people got confused and made the election about personalities rather than the policies of the candidates. President Trump will go down in history as one of the great presidents of our nation, bringing peace and prosperity to millions here in the U.S. and around the world. May God bless him, Melania, and their family, as God leads him to the next chapter in his life.” – Franklin Graham Facebook statement

If you have spent anytime reading my blog you know that I am not a fan of Franklin Graham. As a North Carolina native the Graham family has been revered as royalty my entire life beginning with Billy and too a lesser extent Franklin.

My earliest memory of the Graham royal family was as a 10-year-old. In 1971 President Richard Nixon traveled to Charlotte to honor native son Billy Graham for some reason at the Charlotte Coliseum. My family was on the front row dressed in our Sunday best and the Graham herd, Billy, Ruth and all five kids were on the stage. I honestly don’t remember what the occasion was or why Dad drug us out of school to be there but for me it was the moment that politics and Christianity merged. The point that I “realized” that Jesus must have been a Republican.

I look at Graham’s statement above and laugh. Franklin sums up Trump’s “accomplishments” in four years with only 293 words. Honestly, I could sum up Trump’s feats in just four words: judges, tweets, noise, and golf.

My inclination is to take Graham’s statement above and break it down to show you just how ridiculous it is but what would that accomplish? 81,000,000 Americans already know how absurd it is. Why should I waste any more braincells on the Mango King or his acolyte Franklin Graham? I shouldn’t. It’s almost over.

The Trump experiment was a dismal failure, just ask the families of the 300,000 that have died from COVID. Just ask the millions of unemployed American waiting to get a food box for the first time in their lives. Just ask the newly homeless families living in their cars in our mall parking lot or the families opening the third and final evection notice wondering where they will go next.

It is easy for Trump and Graham and their like to sit on their high and mighty thrones and scan the landscape and conclude all is calm, all is bright because they don’t live in a world of reality. I see the reality everyday in my work and the truth is this, religious liberties, unborn babies, conservative judges and telling people Merry Christmas won’t fix what Trump and Graham have broken but fortunately it can be fixed, and it will be fixed without them. It’s almost over. The noise will persist but on January 20th it will once again just be noise.        

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Show me the money

“People in Georgia got caught cold bringing in massive numbers of ballots and putting them in “voting” machines. Great job @BrianKempGA!” – Trump tweet 12-3-20

Of the roughly 50 “Rigged Election” lawsuits filed by Trump’s campaign and his allies, more than 30 have been rejected or dropped, and a dozen more are awaiting action. Trump has notched just one small victory, a case challenging a decision to move the deadline to provide missing proof of identification for a few absentee and mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania. After that one “win” Trump still lost Pennsylvania.

Why has Trump’s crack legal team of Rudy Giuliana, Jenna Ellis and Sidney Powell been complete failures at stealing the election through the courts? Because they have absolutely no evidence of voter fraud and in truth, they don’t use the word “fraud” in any of their lawsuits because accusing anything or anyone of fraud is a high bar to prove. Sure, they have plenty of “evidence” they can post on Facebook and Twitter. Plenty of “evidence” they can present at press conferences and townhall meetings but when their ass and their law license is on the line, lying to a judge in an open court is a different matter. Despite being complete wackos, Giuliana and Powell understand that they can’t sale “Election Fraud” to a judge unless of course they have solid proof of “Election Fraud” and guess what, they don’t and never will. If they had it we would see it.

What we are experiencing is classic Trump, the Democrats stole the election, fraud was committed, it was rigged, just wait until we find the “powerful” evidence because we know it’s there. In reality what we are in the throes of is the “Trump stall” which is how he bankrupted so many small mom and pop vendors he refused to pay over the years, tie them up in court until they give-up, go away or go out of business. The problem with the “Trump stall” in this instance is how quickly the judges have ruled on all these frivolous lawsuits containing nothing but hearsay, conspiracy theories, and no factual evidence. But what Trump has reaped casting all this doubt and stalling the obvious outcome that he lost the election is money, lots of money from MAGA, estimated to be around $250,000,000. Right now, Trump is the envy of every television evangelist out there. His band of red cap wearing morons are robbing their piggy banks and sending him five, ten and twenty dollar donations like he was a modern day Oral Roberts. Pretty soon Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bakker will need to apply for COVID relief funds because Trump is stealing all of their donations from old white people.    

I was thinking that Trump would wrap this up by January 20th but at this point why should he? This is a gravy train of cash for Trump, Inc. He can spend the next four years inventing new conspiracy theories, preaching the “rigged election” hypothesis on Twitter, and Facebook and have Rudy and the “Kraken” continue to file endless lawsuits. Who knows maybe they find a friendly MAGA judge every now and then that wants a framed 8 x 10 glossy photo of him and Trump standing together at Mar-a-Lago for his office.

And we know that Trump has an unending army of wackos willing to throw tubs of wet spaghetti on the walls to see if any of it will stick or at the very least distract. The latest conspiracy theory being floated around is bat shit crazy, but it also comes from his bat shit crazy buddy Roger Stone. Have you heard it yet? Per Mr. Stone: “I just learned of absolute incontrovertible evidence of North Korean boats delivering ballots through a harbor in Maine, the state of Maine. If this checks out, if law enforcement looked into that and it turned out to be true, it would be proof of foreign involvement in the election.”  

Will Trump retweet this? Oh hell no, even someone as dimwitted as he is knows better. But this is just the kind of over the top, bullshit that his low IQ, red hat brigand will pass around on Facebook and Twitter without any prodding from him or Hannity. At this point it seems the crazier the better. If it smells like the deep state, George Soros, Bill Gates, or Hillary Clinton have a hand in it they will eat it up and pass it around while Trump, Inc. cashes their checks and spends their nickels and dimes.

Do you really think that Kim Jong-un sent a boat, carrying Joe Biden ballots and dumped them in the ballot boxes in Maine? If there is “absolute incontrovertible evidence” of this as Stone implies where is it? Sounds like one of Trump’s favorite vague lines “many people are saying” doesn’t it? Even Attorney General William Barr, a man who has spent the last two years covering-up, burying and shredding all of Trump, Inc’s crimes has said and I quote, “to date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election.” Why would Barr not support Don “Corleone” Trump’s absurd claims? Because unlike Rudy and the “Kraken” Barr would like to keep his law license. It is worth to much future revenue to him.

Rudy’s response concerning Barr’s observation: “With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation. We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined.” Yup, “ample evidence”! Evidence that has yet to see the light of day. Evidence that simply doesn’t exist which is why they are trying to convince Congress to throw the election out and just name Trump King for life.

Keep sending those checks MAGA! Big Don, Little Don, Eric and Ivanka are “counting on YOU to DEFEND the Election, so he asked us to EXTEND your 1000% offer for your next contribution.” Praise Jesus!


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Hopefully the last letter to my Senators about Trump

I know this email is a waste of time, but it makes me feel better writing it. For the last four years you have supported, shielded, defended, and turned a blind eye to a man and an administration that has encouraged hate, racism, and division. A man and an administration that has mocked and disregarded the standards and norms of the office of President and the Constitution. A man and an administration that has put their own self-interest above the interest, safety, and security of American citizens. A man and an administration that is trying to disregard the will of the people and steal the election which is nothing less than an attempted coup d’état. Fortunately for America, Trump and his henchmen and henchwomen are just as inapt and ineffective as he was at being President.

It appears that Trump’s “plan” (which will be the first plan he has had in four years) over the next 49 days is to leave this country in total chaos before Biden’s arrival on January 20th. And as is typical he is more concerned about his hurt feelings than the safety, security, and health of the rest of us. I don’t care if Trump attends the inauguration. His absence would be a fitting and appropriate way to end his presidency. And here is the truth, the majority of Americans would prefer he not attend. We are ready to move forward and put this ugly chapter behind us. 

My one pray four years ago was for this country to simply survive a Trump presidency. I was confident that this self-absorbed, narcist would be more enthralled with the trappings of being “Mr. President” rather than doing the hard work of being the President and I was right. Senator Graham would have us believe that so many conservative judges are proof of Trumps success but you and I both know that Trump had little to nothing to do with filling those seats other than occupying a seat himself.

I had been worried in the past about who Trump would piss off, what secrets he would share or what country he wanted to bomb but I also knew there were a few adults around babysitting him. But not today, not over the next 49 days. What few grown-ups that were left he has fired, and I am confident he will fire the rest of them before January 20th. My greatest fear right now is not COVID, or Iran but other Americans, the lunatic fringe that Trump has worked into a lather. A lunatic fringe that your silence encourages. Mr. Gabriel Sterling is correct when he said, “Mr. President. It looks like you likely lost the state of Georgia. We’re investigating. There’s always a possibility. I get it. And you have the rights to go through the course. What you don’t have the ability to do — and you need to step up and say this — is stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence. Someone is going to get hurt.”

As I have said in numerous emails to you over the last four years, history will judge the Trump presidency as the most corrupt, and ineffective presidency this country has ever experienced in modern times. This has been a dark time and COVID was just the icing on the cake. But honestly, we don’t have to wait on history, 81,000,000 Americans have judged the Trump presidency a dismal failure. 81,000,000 Americans are ready for something that resembles normal again. 81,000,000 Americans are ready for real leadership. 81,000,000 Americans have spoken. Why haven’t you?

This is the opening of an AP Story (12-2-20) today, hardly a fake news outlet: “The last throes of Donald Trump’s presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous.

Death threats are on the rise. Local and state election officials are being hounded into hiding. A Trump campaign lawyer is declaring publicly that a federal official who defended the integrity of the election should be “drawn and quartered” or simply shot.

Neutral public servants, Democrats and a growing number of Republicans who won’t do what Trump wants are being caught in a menacing postelection undertow stirred by Trump’s grievances about the election he lost.”

This is what your silence is encouraging Senator. This is where your silence is taking us. It’s ugly, it’s scary, and it’s juvenile. It’s Donald J. Trump.

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The Truth

“Poll: 79 Percent of Trump Voters Believe ‘Election Was Stolen’ via @BreitbartNews They are 100% correct, but we are fighting hard. Our big lawsuit, which spells out in great detail all of the ballot fraud and more, will soon be filled. RIGGED ELECTION!” – Trump tweet 11-25-20

I grew-up in Charlotte, NC. For old folk like me, once upon a time your television only got a few local stations and in Charlotte that number was five, the ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS affiliates and one independent station. What I watched most of the time was the independent station. They ran a lot of cartoons and old black and white movies, mostly westerns and reruns like Leave it to Beaver. Silliness like The Munsters was much more entertaining to an 8-year-old than soap operas like As the World Turns over on CBS which was my grandmothers’ favorite show.

The other thing about the independent station was that they had a lot of religious programs. Regional evangelists like Ernest Angley (believe it or not old Earnest is still alive at 99 years old) would buy time on the independent to air their programs. The local independent in Charlotte is also where Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker got their start begging for money.

From 1974-1987, the Bakker’s begged, pleaded, and cried for loyal Christians to send them their hard-earned dollars so that they could spread the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world. It is estimated, at the peak of their scam, that they were receiving $1 million a week, with proceeds going not to help or serve anyone but to expand their wardrobe, vacation homes, fleet of cars and the theme park Jim dreamed of. When asked about using television to generate millions upon millions of dollars Bakker responded: “I believe that if Jesus were alive today, he would be on TV”.

Most of us know how this ended for Jim, it is how most scams end for grifters and swindlers, hush money payments to women, accounting fraud, tax evasion, felony charges, conviction, and imprisonment. But you can’t hold a “good” man down. Jim’s back on the television today at 80 years old selling end of the world survival kits, and jewelry cause we all need to sparkle and shine when Jesus returns.

I offer this insight about Jim Bakker so that you understand what Trump’s end game is…emptying the wallets of the red cap brigade as quickly as he can. Trump has no proof of fraud. Hell, all his lawyers that stood before a judge in an open court admitted that. If they could have proved “ballot fraud and more” they would have provided the judges with the evidence. But they couldn’t and they wouldn’t because lying to a judge is a much bigger deal than lying to a television camera like Rudy is or tweeting about “ballot fraud and more” everyday like Trump does.

The sad part of all of this is how much chaos, and anxiety Trump is causing. And the really sad part is this sociopath doesn’t give a shit who he hurts. As we have learned over the last four years this is always about Donald J. Trump. He doesn’t care about you, he doesn’t care about me, he doesn’t care about this country. He has spent his entire adult scamming the world and being President of the United States was the ultimate con for him and his children. The only better con would have been if he could have anointed himself King and believe me, he tried.

My children have spent the last four years waiting for Trump to blow-up the world. They have spent the last four years tired, anxious, and unfortunately scared that the America Trump envisioned for himself was the America that they would have to live with. It has been hard on me, as their Dad, to assure them that yes, life would get better and that no Trump was not our future. I told one of them last night who asked “when will this shit end” that it would be over soon. That Trump would go away, and grown-ups would once again occupy the White House. But here was my warning to her, the noise, Trump’s noise could be with us a little longer but rather than it being a threat to our health or well-being it will just be noise, the rantings of a lunatic rather than a lunatic with the nuclear bomb codes.

I can promise you we haven’t seen or heard the last of Donald Trump, but his influence will fade and his army of white, racist, red cap wearing, rednecks will slowly turn to dust. Trump will spend his final days in Florida, maybe prison if we are lucky, reliving his brief four years as the most pathetic, inefficient, and corrupt president this country has ever produced. He will, as he has done since the beginning of his “reign”, attempt to rewrite the history of his “achievements” maybe with a book, maybe in a movie with Randy Quaid in the starring role, but we will know the truth. We know the truth because we lived through the truth and the one certainty we have after four years is the truth never mattered to Donald J. Trump.      

“Trump’s MAGA cult is so utterly brainwashed, they WANT Trump to be a dictator. No dictator has ever seized power alone. Every dictator has millions of groupies. Even Hitler.” – Oliver Markus Malloy

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An open letter to Mr. Biden

Dear Mr. Biden,

I voted for you because you understand hurt, heartache and pain. You experienced the agony of losing many someone’s or somethings in your life. You went through these trials and tribulations and exited not a bitter or hateful man but a warm, compassionate, and empathic human being. Mr. Biden, I supported you and voted for you because after four years of Trump in office half of America, wanted, deserved to have a human being leading our country again.

I have heard you talk about unity. I have heard you talk about being colorblind and not seeing red and blue states and I agree every effort should be made to heal the divides between us. But the only way I see healing this country is eliminating the disease that has fallen upon us and that infection is being caused by Donald J. Trump.

It is my hope that on January 21, 2021 that you will appoint a bi-partisan committee to investigate Donald Trump, and his family. Just as he is preventing the peaceful transfer of power today, he will continue to be a cancer on this great country tomorrow. There can be no path forward to heal until the crimes Trump has committed while in office and before he took office are exposed.

Will all 74,000,000 Americans who voted for and continue to support Trump change their minds about him? No, they won’t. Will they consider it a political hit job? Most definitely because that is what Trump will label it as, a hoax, fake news, angry Democrats. But here is the issue, the best thing we can do for those 74,000,000 Americans is wake half of them up before the next Donald Trump comes along and he is out there, waiting.

This sounds crazy but we were lucky to get this model of Donald Trump to test drive first with training wheels because the next one won’t be an egocentric, bumbling idiot that is more concerned about looking powerful and acting powerful than actually being powerful and dangerous, think Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump proved that not only Americans, but our politicians are willing to listen, disseminate, support, perpetrate, and execute any number of sinister acts against humanity and the constitution and for what to avoid a mean tweet?

Donald Trump needs to be exposed. The politicians that propped him need to be embarrassed and exposed. This is no time to be nice. Lindsey Graham says he is trying to overturn the election to save the country. The question is, save it from what? Will convicting a guilty Trump convert 74,000,000 Americans? No, but hopefully it will help make the majority of them less gullible when Donald Trump 2.0 arrives.

God bless you Mr. Biden and thank you for your willingness to lead our country from the darkness into the light.                          

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Pardon Me

Maybe you remember this tweet from Drump on June 4, 2018: “As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!”

As is typical with all the other bullshit Drump spews out of his sour, pursed, orange, thin lips he references “numerous legal scholars” without actually naming any. Why? Because there aren’t any numerous legal scholars, hell there isn’t even one. You see that is the ultimate entitlement of Trumpism, if I say it, if I think it, if I fart it, if I wear on a t-shirt, it’s true. And if we call bullshit, or tell them to show us the proof they quote Hannity, the Bible, Carlson, Falwell, Facebook or Twitter.   

If you have ever watched Drump for any length of time you know that he punctuates his statements with terms like “many people”, or if he thinks a point is very important “many powerful people”. The key here is that he never names who these mysterious “many people” are. Ever wonder why? Yea, me nether.

My favorite though is when Drump is talking about something he thinks he is an expert on like drinking bleach to cure COVID, he will say to those he is addressing “as you know”. It goes something like this, “As you know, many powerful people say that drinking bleach cures COVID.” And what happened after that? Disinfectant poisonings increased by 121%. That really happened. MAGA might be dumb as a bag of rocks but they are devoted. If the man says to drink bleach by god cheers! But can I chase it with a Budweiser?

I have been thinking about this pardon thing, and Drump’s absolute right to pardon himself. I doubt despite what numerous legal scholars think, that he is going to be willing to play chicken with that. To say that pardoning oneself is unprecedented is an understatement. In America’s 200 plus year history no President has ever pardoned themselves. Why do you think that is? Maybe because it won’t stick? Maybe because it isn’t legal? How about because no other seated President has needed too. Jesus could forgive his own sins but I am pretty confident Drump can’t erase his own crimes.

Don’t be fooled, other than being labeled for all eternity as an impeached, one term loser the reason Drump is fighting so hard to overturn the LEGAL election that took place two weeks ago is because he knows he is a criminal. He knows that the road ahead of him is not paved with silver and gold but lawsuits, court dates, fines and potentially prison time.

Many political pundits have predicted that after Drump blankets the Trump crime family with pardons that he will resign and get a pardon from Mike Pence. But think about that for a moment, what does Pence gain from doing that? Put MAGA in his good graces? Those buffoons don’t give a shit about Mike Pence. I would venture to guess most think he is a pussy and would never vote for him anyway. And the other thing that throws a monkey wrench in Pence’s plans is that Drump is thumping his chest and saying he will run again in 2024. I can promise you he will not.

Over the next four years so much shit is going to come out about the Trump Crime Family that even some, not all, of the knuckle dragging MAGAers will disown him. I hopeful that if Drump resigns Pence will grow a pair or maybe Mother gives them back to him for a day or two and he won’t pardon the Mango king. That would assure the world we have seen the last of a Donald J. Rump presidency.

I know most of you are worried about how much chaos, turmoil, and destruction Drump can cause between now and January 20th but think about it like this would you rather have to deal with 60 more days of Drump’s shit or another 1,460 days? Easy answer.                    

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Hold on

“Every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims whatever it is rigged against him. The FBI conducted a year-long investigation into my emails. They concluded there was no case. He said the FBI was rigged. He lost the Iowa caucus; he lost the Wisconsin primary. He said the Republican primary was rigged against him.”

“Then Trump University gets sued for fraud and racketeering. He claims the court system and the federal judge is rigged against him. There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV program three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged.” – Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential debate against Trump

I asked a Trump supporter today to name 4 things The Donald had accomplished in his four years. His answers:

  1. Got more conservative judges on the courts.
  2. Protected “Christians” rights.
  3. Cut taxes.
  4. Eliminated government red tape.

I asked him if he wanted to name a fifth and he said no that was enough.

There is no doubt more conservative judges were put on the courts but in reality the only thing Trump contributed to this exercise is having his fat, wide, white, ass in the Presidents chair. Conservatives have Mitch McConnell and The Federalist Society to thank for those appointments. First, Mitch held-up or disregarded all of Obama’s nominations and waited for a comatose GOP president like Trump to be in place to fill those seats he stole. It was a slick and risky move for the turtle, but he won.

I asked Trump supporter if he felt like his “Christians” rights had been infringed upon during the Obama years. Yes, was his answer. I asked how and this was his response; “Trump made it okay to tell people Merry Christmas. Obama made us say Happy Holidays.” Made him say, keep that in mind.

On the tax cut, I asked him if he saw more money in his paycheck. “Well I don’t remember.” What do you mean you don’t remember? “I got laid off in May because of COVID” he replied. Are you working now I asked? “Kinda” he answered. I just let that one go. He would never blame Trump for the Kung Flu or his lost job.

And finally, I asked him to give me a specific example, just one, of how his life had gotten easier because Trump had eliminated government red tape. Trump supporter got quiet. I saw the wheels turning and the smoke coming out of his ears. “Gas Prices!” he exclaimed rather proudly. You think Trump lowered your gas prices cutting red tape? “Yes!” I didn’t have the heart to tell him that King Salman and Vladimir Putin cut his gas prices. The reason they continue to dump gas on the market is to put the United States fracking business in distress, which they have. A business Trump has spent several billions of dollars bailing out over the last two years.  

I knew, we all know, a little exercise like this isn’t going to turn any lightbulbs on for this Trump supporter, or any Trump supporter. As Isaac Asimov noted, “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” And that is where we are in America today, “a cult of ignorance”.

Just for shits and giggles I wanted to remind myself of Trumps top 10 promises, things he was going to deliver during his presidency.

  1. Build a wall and make Mexico pay for it
  2. Temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States
  3. Bring manufacturing jobs back
  4. Impose tariffs on goods made in China and Mexico
  5. Renegotiate or withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership
  6. Full repeal of Obamacare and replace it with a market-based alternative
  7. Renegotiate the Iran deal
  8. Leave Social Security as is
  9. Cut taxes
  10. Bomb and/or take the oil from ISIS

I won’t bore you with what he accomplished from that list (mostly nothing) but the one promise he made a very big deal of not on that list, even more so than build a wall and make Mexico pay for it was that he promised he would never take a vacation or play as much golf as Obama did, who actually played very little golf. To date Trump has played golf 310 days out of 1,092 days in office, 28% of his time. And what has that golf cost the America people? Tens of millions of dollars. But here is the sunny side of that picture, golf was a giant pacifier for the man-baby, so it probably saved thousands of lives by keeping us from invading Canada.

In the meantime, while we wait for the arrival of January 20, 2021 Trump has checked-out, not that he was ever checked-in. There is nothing on his calendar except golf and tweeting about the rigged election. I know this isn’t a big surprise but since all of his lawsuits are tanking, he is left to pass along disinformation and lies to his base yearning for some red meat to post on Facebook. Case in point, this is a Rump tweet from yesterday:

The lie: Big victory moments ago in the State of Nevada. The all Democrat County Commissioner race, on same ballot as President, just thrown out because of large scale voter discrepancy. Clark County officials do not have confidence in their own election security. Major impact!” – Trump

The truth: “This isn’t accurate. The @ClarkCountyNV Commission today certified the results in each race except for 1 local race where there was a 10-vote difference & more than 10 discrepancies. The County will hold a special election for that local race alone. Your assertions are not factual” – Erik Pappa, Public Communications Director for Clark County

Now I found the “truth” easily but Trumpers are lazy and in their mind that is the “great” thing about Trumpism, it’s the lazy white man’s ism. You can lie, you can steal, you can hate, you can fornicate, and no one, NO ONE will hold you accountable. And if they do try to all you got to do is scream it’s rigged, deep state, hoax, mommy and that makes everything okay.

I know it’s been a long four years but if Trump will just keep playing golf things will look brighter in the next few months. Yes, we will still have evolutionary stunted, knuckle-dragging primates like Frank Gross on this earth proclaiming their love for Jesus and Trump but that’s okay. Trump may not be going away for his faithful, hell he might be on television 24/7 but for the rest of us, the majority of Americans, his words, and actions will no longer represent us in the eyes of the world.        

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A Long Ten Weeks

So, per Donald Trump the election was stolen from him. Are any of the 147,000,000 voters surprised by this outcome? I can assure you that the 76,000,000 that voted against King Mango knew he would say that and the 71,000,000 that voted for their “Dear Leader” would claim that.

Trump has spent the last six months preparing his defense of a rigged election by dismantling the post offices, casting doubt on mail in ballots, and just generally bad-mouthing black, and brown voters, and Democratic led states. His position was very simple, because his adherents are very simple, the only way he would lose is if the election were stolen from him.

So here we sit, one week after the election with Trump still acclaiming in all caps, WE WILL WIN! So, let me add my own caps to the mix NO YOU WON’T!

Over the last four years I have had to constantly remind myself that Diaper Don is really a 74-year-old “adult”. That is the humorous part of his Presidency. Emotional, socially, the way he thinks, hell even the phrases he uses remind me of a self-absorbed, spoiled 12-year-old with a private school education. A kid that has the greatest and latest toys, designer clothes, and wants for nothing. The only reason anyone hangs out with him is because he has “stuff” and he will share his “stuff” as long as you play by his rules and placate his every demand, need, and want.

That is the funny part, but here is the terrifying part, this man-child for ten more weeks is still the President of the United States. This brat, this bully, this infant can blow-up damn near anything he wants to blow-up both figuratively and literally. He has carte blanche to declassify national security secrets, trade secrets, anything. In ten weeks, he can create any number of domestic and international crises. Hell he just fired the US Defense Secretary, he can start a war on foreign soil or in our own backyards. Yes, he can.  

For four years we have dealt with a 12-year-old that has the keys to the most powerful weapons and largest military force in the world. And today we are dealing with a 12-year-old who was just told by his girlfriend that he is a loser, is ugly, stupid and smells bad and he still has the keys to the most powerful weapons and largest military force in the world. Should we be terrified for the next ten weeks? Yes. The entire world should be petrified.

There are no adults around Trump, no grown-ups that can reason with him. He has isolated himself in his bedroom, a bank of televisions blaring the news, behind the unscalable fence he had erected around the White House to keep the peasants at bay. He is angry and with each passing second getting angrier and crazier. Someone is going to have to pay the price for this slight, sadly many someone’s will have to pay the price.

In Trump’s mind he has been abandoned by people and entities that he alone made successful beginning with a biggie, Fox News. For Trump, there would be no Fox News if it weren’t for him. They owe their existence and success exclusively to him. I can assure you that is a relationship that will not heal in the future. I can also assure you that Trump will do everything in his power to burn that organization to the ground.    

I have heard several journalists talk about Trump’s place in history. Here is the problem, Trump doesn’t give a shit how history will judge him. For Trump it is about right now, this moment. He won’t be here to read the history books, and he hasn’t read any of the previous history books because he doesn’t care, he doesn’t care about the past. In his mind he makes extraordinary history every day. When he wakes-up, when he speaks when he takes a dump, history! What Trump cares about is right now, this moment how he looks, how he sounds, what he thinks and right now, this moment he is pissed and guess what, this time tomorrow he is still going to be pissed.

I don’t mean to sound like an alarmist, but these next ten weeks could be the most dangerous period in our history and that is going back 250 years. I think, generally, we have been lucky these last four years, lucky that Trump was more enamored with the trappings of being “Mr. President” and “Sir” than doing any of the work. Think about it, other than his national debt increasing tax cut what other legislation did he pass? We never saw his “powerful” infrastructure plan or his “beautiful” healthcare plan. What few things that did come out of his administration were handled by others and if they were “bigly” or Twitter worthy he took credit for them.

No, there was a lot of shit this dumbass could have gotten us into. We were just lucky he is a lazy, fat ass homebody that likes to watch television and eat. But in ten weeks he will be kicked out and faces all kinds of challenges both legal and personal. The road ahead of Trump, the lesser Trumps, and Trump, Inc. looks daunting and he knows it. Four more years in the White House would have smoothed some of the edges, not all, but most. Instead he is being kicked to the curb and no one kicks Donald J. Trump to curb without paying dearly for it and guess who is going to pay?               

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What we know

“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.” – Thomas Jefferson

Today is Thursday, November the 5th and this country is still waiting for an answer to the question who will be the next President of the United States. Sadly, one question has been answered for me, one that I had hoped for a much different outcome, that almost fifty percent of Americans that voted support the most disastrous, and most dangerous president in our history.

There are roughly 240 million American citizens eligible to vote. To date Joe Biden has received 72,187,249 votes and Trump has received 68,691,756 for a total of 140,879,000 votes, roughly sixty percent of those eligible. I would assume sixty percent participation is a pretty good benchmark to hit for a Presidential election. I won’t do the research to confirm but I have heard that more votes were cast in this election than any other which, given what is at stake, is not surprising.

But that there is such a large number of Americans that could possibly want another four years of the current idiot-in-chief not only surprised, but disappointed me. I have operated under the assumption that most Americans were smart enough to see through Trumps bullshit. That his hardcore base could not be more than 35 to 40%, hopefully even less. But I was wrong and honestly, I am sad for this country that I was wrong. I am sad for my children that I was wrong.

I made it too easy to profile a typical Trump voter, white, middle to lower income, middle age to older, thinks they are a good Christian because they go to church each Sunday, maybe racist, or just a race isolationist because they don’t know or want to know any brown or black people, certainly a flag waving nationalist. But that is not all the 69,000,000 million Trump voters. It can’t be. It might be the majority, but it cannot be all of them.

So, what that tells me is my Banker, my Doctor, my Lawyer and my Accountant probably voted for Trump. My neighbors to the left of me and across the street probably voted for Trump. My brother in-law, and my sister in-law probably voted for Trump. These people, many that I pay money too and trust that they will look at out for my best interest, support and want four more years of the train wreck that is the Trump Administration. I simply don’t know how to react to that.  

So right now we don’t know who the next President of the United States will be but here is what we do know, if it is Joe Biden he will have his work cut out for him to try and heal this country. He may be able to make some inroads, but it will be a tough up hill climb. I know he is the right man to attempt it. I know he wants to do it and maybe he will be somewhat successful. The other thing I know is if Trump gets four more years, he will do everything within his power to make the divide wider, deeper, and more contentious. As Trump has demonstrated he is a vindictive, egoistical madman and for those people, states and institutions that are against him he will show charity to none, and malice to all. Reconciliation and renewal are neither in his vocabulary or spirt and 69,000,000 Americans know that and still voted for him because they wanted more. God help us.        

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