This is your president speaking.

Number 212 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon – We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!

No, wait. He didn’t just say that. He did. He really did! He didn’t mean it, though. Maybe he did. Oh my GOD!

The Government You Paid For

Number 59 of a Series

I saw it coming years ago. I saw retirement rushing at me like a freight train with brake failure. I made the decision then I would meet retirement head on, and I would use all that spare time to make life miserable for the creationists.

Then something happened about four years ago. Something came along that sucked a vacuum on my spare time. Donald Trump, whatever did I ever do before you? Here’s the latest.

The Donald has gathered a collection of grateful farm people so they can stand around and thank him for saving them from the problem he created. And they stand there, and he speaks. But what is on his mind was what Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said previously, and he cannot get it off his mind. And he expands on it. And he expands on it.

The president had taken a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss legislation for improving the country’s infrastructure, apparently in need of repair and restoration. A problem was the president had no plan for such a program. Not in the least. But he took the meeting, because he had something else in mind. He had in mind something the speaker said about him earlier, and he had his say to the congressional delegation, and then he left. A bare three minutes by all accounts.

So, now, before this collection of grateful businessmen, he uses the opportunity to unload his peeve with Speaker Pelosi. He contradicts her recollection that he slammed hands on the table, saying, “I was extremely calm. I was probably even more so in that room.”

We get it. He was calm. For up to three minutes.

Without his recollections we would would still be in the dark regarding the nature of the people he met with. “You had the group. Crying Chuck [Schumer], crazy Nancy [Pelosi]. Crying and crazy. A sizzling combination. The president says so.

He mourns for Speaker Pelosi. “I’ve been watching her… She’s lost it.” She’s lost it? Maybe somebody can find it for her. Anybody want to take bets?

In the end, President Trump clears up the matter with a simple explanation, something we should all have noticed. “I’m an extremely stable genius.” That’s right. We missed that point. We should have recalled.

He said it before.

Who would have guessed?

So, there is something remarkable to see here. Do you want to know what it is? You think what’s remarkable is the most powerful person on the planet standing before a live feed and telling all he is an extremely stable genius. That is remarkable, but that’s not all I’m seeing. What I’m seeing is a collection of successful American business men standing there with him. And watching. And listening. And not laughing, let alone not running for the exits. That, people, is the government you paid for.

The Golden Shower

Number 37 of a Series

A couple kisses in front of graffiti depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

The salacious accounts of Donald Trump’s activities in a Moscow hotel room are not directly related to this story, but the uproar surrounding the Steele Dossier adds some background:

However, there were other aspects to TRUMP’s engagement with the Russian authorities. One which had borne fruit for them was to exploit TRUMP’s person  obsessions and sexual perversion in order to  obtain suitable ‘kompromat’ (compromising material) on him. According to Source D, where s/he had been present, TRUMP’s perverted) conduct in Moscow included hiring the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel, where he knew president and Mrs OBAMA (whom he hated) had stayed on  one of their official trips to Russia, and defiling the bed where they had slept by employing a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him. the hotel was known to be under FSB control  with microphones and concealed cameras in all the main rooms to record anything they wanted to.

Apparently, this research, developed as part of an endeavor to dig up dirt on prospective candidate Trump, rippled forward from that time like a row of falling dominoes, culminating in the assignment of a special counsel to investigate Russian activities related to the 2016 election and ultimately to a report from that investigation released in March:

Cohen recalled speaking with Trump after the press conference about Trump’s denial of any business dealings in Russia, which Cohen regarded as untrue.1326 Trump told Cohen that Trump Tower Moscow was not a deal yet and said, “Why mention it if it is not a deal?”1327 According to Cohen, at around this time, in response to Trump’s disavowal of connections to Russia, campaign advisors had developed a “party line” that Trump had no business with Russia and no connections to Russia.

The Washington Post. The Mueller Report . Scribner. Kindle Edition.

If you can imagine this you can imagine Donald Trump paying prostitutes to pee on a bed. My imagination is vivid.

The Government You Paid For

Number 58 of a Series

Quick check. Are we finally getting the government we paid for? Yes. Yes! We finally are. Want proof? I will show you proof. “Yesterday the president claimed his father was born in a very wonderful place in Germany.” [CNN]

Here is a very wonderful place in Germany.

Hey! Mistakes happen. Again. “My father was … born in a very wonderful place in Germany.”

And again: “My father is from Germany. both of my parents are from the EU.”

And again: “Both of my parents were born in EU sectors.”

The White House [advisor] reminded us: “Obama thought we had 57 states. Mistakes happen.”

Yes, I do recall. Former President Barack Obama made that kind of mistake at every opportunity. Like, every time he addressed the United Nations or met with foreign leaders, he advised anybody who would listen that he had the support of all 57 states.

It would appear we are now getting the mistake we paid for. That can be fixed.

The Government You Paid For

Number 57 of a Series

Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, and now Roger Stone. I could have included more, but this will do. One by one Donald Trump’s cronies are going down, scooped up with his criminal enterprise. Do I gloat? Possibly, but in truth I will be sad to see him go. The man has been a source of constant entertainment since he got off that escalator four years ago. So let’s hear that heart-stirring chant once more before it fades into the fog of memory: