The Government You Paid For

Number 57 of a Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqdEI3NNpGcSanders left her job as White House Press Secretary in July and has since allowed as how she told some minor fibs for the President. Her leaving brought upon me a sense of great loss and despair. I should not have been concerned, however. Sarah Sanders was shortly replaced by one Stephanie Grisham. While not as loquacious as the motor mouth Sanders, Grisham is proving no less entertaining when she speaks, which she rarely does from the podium. In those rare instances we are immensely rewarded. Besides the above, there is this from today.

Stephanie Grisham @PressSec

“Let us hope that fairness will prevail” a laughable quote from @SenSchumer this AM….after the dems release an “impeachment report” in the middle of the night. Thankfully the people of this country continue to see the partisan sham that this is.

7:17 AM · Dec 16, 2019Twitter for iPhone

I like it when somebody defending President Trump employs words like “sham” and also “hoax” and “fake.” It is irony in its abject form. Specifically, Lady, you want to see “sham” and “hoax” and “fake?” Then turn around Look at the man standing behind you—the person you hired on to protect and to shield him from public recrimination. It may be time for self assessment.

Before going into work each morning you need to stand in front of a full-length mirror and recite to yourself your daily task. You need to remind yourself you are prepared to lie and then to double down on lies of all manner.But be aware and do not make the mistake Sarah Sanders did. Just because your job title involves standing before the press corps and parceling out tidbits of information, do this to the smallest degree possible. Facing an inquisitive and skeptical press, as Sanders mistakenly did, can be erosive. She appeared to grasp toward the end this process can beat one down. Being constantly contradicted by fact and evidence has a wilting effect on the human psyche.

However, do keep tweeting. You do that, and I will keep writing. If there is one thing I enjoy more than a fool who is never right it is a liar who is never wrong.

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Number 232 in a series

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

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpI recommend that Nervous Nancy Pelosi (who backed up Schiff’s lie), Shifty Adam Schiff, Sleepy Joe Biden, the Whistleblower (who miraculously disappeared after I released the transcript of the call), the 2nd Whistleblower (who also disappeared), & the I.G., be part of the list!

12:52 PM · Nov 9, 2019Twitter for iPhone

Forget for a moment I don’t know what he is talking about. This is his defense, and I do not need to make this shit up. I am going to miss this president when he’s gone.

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Number 231 in a series

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

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
What I said on the phone call with the Ukrainian President is “perfectly” stated. There is no reason to call witnesses to analyze my words and meaning. This is just another Democrat Hoax that I have had to live with from the day I got elected (and before!). Disgraceful!6:06 AM · Nov 4, 2019Twitter for iPhone

Yes, Mr. President. You have the best words, and your words are falling back from whence you flung them.

This is a hoax? Do you mean this is a hoax in the same sense global warming is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese? Give it a rest. Your shelf life is due to expire.

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Number 226 in a series

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

From an unofficial transcript:

I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it. I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike… I guess you have one of your wealthy people… The server, they say Ukraine has it. There are a lot of things that went on, the whole situation. I think you’re surrounding yourself with some of the same people.

People, this is a paragraph what will somewhere get engraved in stone as a monument to the Trump presidency. Fortunately, that will not be the end of it, because there is more:

Behind the scenes: Trump made these comments during a conference call with House members on Friday, according to 3 sources on the call.

  • Per the sources, Trump rattled off the same things he has been saying publicly — that his call with Zelensky was “perfect”and he did nothing wrong.
  • But he then threw Perry into the mix and said something to the effect of: “Not a lot of people know this but, I didn’t even want to make the call. The only reason I made the call was because Rick asked me to. Something about an LNG [liquefied natural gas] plant,” one source said, recalling the president’s comments. 2 other sources confirmed the first source’s recollection.

People, “It’s called flipping, and it almost ought to be illegal.” But there is more of interest:

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrumpMitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous “ass” who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement for his Senate run (I gave it to him), and when he begged me to be Secretary of State (I didn’t give it to him). He is so bad for R’s!

9:17 AM · Oct 5, 2019Twitter for iPhone

Yes, it really almost ought to be illegal, but it is not, and it is fun to watch.

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Number 222 in a series

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

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrumpSuch a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter @jonkarl of @ABCWorldNews.

I suggested yesterday at FEMA that, along with Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, even Alabama could possibly come into play, which WAS true. They made a big deal about this…

6:16 PM · Sep 2, 2019Twitter for iPhoneDonald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

….when in fact, under certain original scenarios, it was in fact correct that Alabama could have received some “hurt.” Always good to be prepared! But the Fake News is only interested in demeaning and belittling. Didn’t play my whole sentence or statement. Bad people!

6:16 PM · Sep 2, 2019Twitter for iPhone

Apparently the President clued us in on a number of states that could be impacted when hurricane Dorian hits the East Coast. Some people were chiding him for including Alabama in the mix. And they were making fun of him. Making fun of the President of the United States. Despicable! Wanted to make him appear stupid. Figured if they left out some of what he said (tweeted) he would appear the fool. What will they stoop to next?

So, what’s this all about? Some research is due. Oops! Here it is.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpIn addition to Florida – South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated. Looking like one of the largest hurricanes ever. Already category 5. BE CAREFUL! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!

9:51 AM · Sep 1, 2019Twitter for iPhone

And later:

Trump made the false claim again an hour later, at a FEMA briefing event that began at 12:31 p.m.He said Dorian “may get a little piece of a great place: It’s called Alabama.”

Thanks for bearing with me. I had to take some time to read this through a few times. I was looking for the part they left out. From all appearances, it was President Trump who left something out. He left out the part about throwing Alabama in the mix as a joke to draw out some Trump-hating Fourth Estaters. The joke would have made a nice splash if he had not forgotten to put in the part about Alabama being a joke.

For the record, he forgot to mention Nebraska, but now it is I who am making a joke. Another reason why, when the President speaks, I listen.

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Number 221 in a series

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

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrumpSerious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks. I have also been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected. Guns should not be placed in the hands of…..

7:03 AM · Aug 9, 2019Twitter for iPhone

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

….mentally ill or deranged people. I am the biggest Second Amendment person there is, but we all must work together for the good and safety of our Country. Common sense things can be done that are good for everyone!

7:03 AM · Aug 9, 2019Twitter for iPhone

It’s good news President Trump has finally relented and decided to take action to reduce gun violence. It’s also good news that he will be bringing in the experts from the National Rifle Association to make sure crafting of new laws does not go off the rails.

Wait! Haven’t we seen this before? Was it last year, following the massacre at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the president mouthed similar words? Did he essentially say he would take action, but only after consulting with the NRA, long known for its promotion of gun safety:

Following the massacre, the anger and frustration of Parkland student survivors intensified towards the perceived inaction of the Republican-dominated legislature on the wider issue of mass shootings and gun violence. The students founded Never Again MSD, an advocacy groupthat lobbies for legislative action on gun violence. On March 9, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that raised the minimum age for buying rifles in Florida from 18 to 21. The legislation also established waiting periods and background checks for gun buyers. The law allowed for the arming of teachers who were properly trained and the hiring of school police. So-called “bump stocks” would now be banned and some potentially violent or mentally unstable persons would be prohibited from possessing guns. The National Rifle Association (NRA) immediately filed a lawsuit that challenged the federal constitutionality of the age requirement clause.

The thinking is, to be sure—we want gun safety, but we can’t have liberal crazies calling the shots. I have an egg timer for the president’s announcement saying the NRA has nixed the deal.

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Number 220 in a series

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

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump“Did George Bush ever condemn President Obama after Sandy Hook. President Obama had 32 mass shootings during his reign. Not many people said Obama is out of Control. Mass shootings were happening before the President even thought about running for Pres.”

5:47 AM · Aug 6, 2019

Call me a bleeding heart liberal if you want, but the president has a point here. I mean, there were plenty of mass shootings while Barack Obama was president, and nobody ever took him to task for it. We wonder why. Inquiring minds want to know. Here are some possibilities

  • I do not recall that President Obama ever caved in to the NRA and refused to promote legislation to restrict gun ownership.
  • I do not recall that President Obama called immigrants, legal and illegal, coming over the southern border “invaders.”
  • I do not recall that President Obama ever called right-wing, anti-immigration extremists “very nice people.”
  • Nobody noticed that President Obama was ever out of control. President Obama didn’t continually label mainstream news reporting as “fake news.” President Obama did not have sexual liaisons with multiple women and violate campaign laws attempting to suppress the information. No, President Obama was about as bland as presidents go, stirring up a minimum of drama.

We live in interesting times, with a president who is all over the map, wreaking havoc as havoc has not been wreaked by a president in anybody’s memory. Enjoy it while you can. It will not last.

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Number 218 in a series

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

…The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media. They have lost tremendous credibility since that day in November, 2016, that I came down the escalator with the person who was to become your future First Lady. When I ultimately leave office in six…

…years, or maybe 10 or 14 (just kidding), they will quickly go out of business for lack of credibility, or approval, from the public. That’s why they will all be Endorsing me at some point, one way or the other. Could you imagine having Sleepy Joe Biden, or Alfred E. Newman…

…or a very nervous and skinny version of Pocahontas (1/1024th), as your President, rather than what you have now, so great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius! Sorry to say that even Social Media would be driven out of business along with, and finally, the Fake News Media!

I don’t want to make a big deal of this, but let it sink in for a moment. Those are the writings of the President of the United States. Do I need to say anything more?

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Number 214 in a series

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

The dishonest media will NEVER keep us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of our GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE!

Yes, the President of the United States, arguably the most powerful person on this planet, is  bask at his Twitter account complaining about the rough deal he’s getting from the mainstream media. The screen shot above is from a video posted with the tweet. You may need to pull up the video to appreciate the president’s complaint. I don’t have a link. Go to the tweet to watch.

Meanwhile, here are additional cases of FAKE NEWS working to undermine this president.

There is no doubt. The FAKE NEWS is the enemy of the people.

 

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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!

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Number 205 in a series

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

The New York Times had no legitimate sources, which would be totally illegal, concerning the Mueller Report. In fact, they probably had no sources at all! They are a Fake News paper who have already been forced to apologize for their incorrect and very bad reporting on me!

No sources! No sources, except for the President of the United States.

I’m certainly glad the President of the United States is not beholding to the Russian government.

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Number 203 in a series

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

The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!

The full context of the above meme is:

“If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, OK? Just knock the hell … I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise, I promise,” he said on Feb. 1, 2016.

It’s good to know we have a steady hand at the helm of government in these turbulent times.

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Number 199 in a series

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

HOLD THE DATE! We will be having one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C., on July 4th. It will be called “A Salute To America” and will be held at the Lincoln Memorial. Major fireworks display, entertainment and an address by your favorite President, me!

Such an impressive train of thought. How come this is not the thing that drives the final nail?

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Number 198 in a series

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

The Press has never been more dishonest than it is today. Stories are written that have absolutely no basis in fact. The writers don’t even call asking for verification. They are totally out of control. Sadly, I kept many of them in business. In six years, they all go BUST!

I have to agree. It is disgraceful the way the press treats our president.

Yeah, guys. Give him a break.

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Number 184 in a series

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

I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called “advice of counsel,” and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly……

….stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance. Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not…

So, that’s interesting. Michael Cohen and David Pecker tell us that Donald Trump collaborated with them in a plan to violate federal law, and Donald Trump claims he’s innocent of any such action. Somebody is not telling the truth. I wonder who it could be.

Somebody is lying, and it’s hard to tell just who is.

Only kidding.

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Number 183 in a series

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

Fake News has it purposely wrong. Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position. Why wouldn’t someone want one of the truly great and meaningful jobs in Washington. Please report news correctly. Thank you!

Nobody seems to be able to explain why Donald Trump is having trouble filling this slot. There must be something we don’t know.

Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him fast enough. He was lazy as hell. Now it is a whole new ballgame, great spirit at State!

We are still having trouble getting to the bottom of this. All suggestions will be considered.

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Number 179 in a series

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

“Michael Cohen asks judge for no Prison Time.” You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term? He makes up stories to get a GREAT & ALREADY reduced deal for himself, and get…..

….his wife and father-in-law (who has the money?) off Scott Free. He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence.

Dude, why don’t you just pardon him?

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Number 178 in a series

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

Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail…

….Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project. Witch Hunt!

Yes, the President of the United States said and tweeted a load of stuff as this week rolled to a close. A short review.

Long time lawyer and business associate Michael Cohen flipped on Donald Trump on Thursday, entering into a plea deal with government prosecutors. The New York times reveals some of the details:

WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump was more involved in discussions over a potential Russian business deal during the presidential campaign than previously known, his former lawyer Michael D. Cohen said Thursday in pleading guilty to lying to Congress. Mr. Trump’s associates pursued the project as the Kremlin was escalating its election sabotage effort meant to help him win the presidency.

Mr. Trump’s participation in discussions about building a grand skyscraper in Moscow showed how the interests of his business empire were enmeshed with his political ambitions as he was closing in on the Republican nomination for president. During the early months of 2016, when the business discussions were taking place, he was publicly pressing for warmer relations between the United States and Russia and an end to economic sanctions imposed by the Obama administration, policy positions that might have benefited his family business.

Previously Mr. Cohen adhered to the presidential line that candidate Trump had no business dealings involving Russia. Particular comments involved plans to develop a Moscow Trump Tower. The official word has been, until now, that the project was called off before Donald Trump officially entered politics with the Iowa caucus in March 2016.

 

Michael Cohen now agrees that line was not truthful.

Mr. Cohen “discussed Trump Tower Moscow in 2016 with Russian Officials.”

He “planned to visit Moscow in June 2016.”

He “spoke to Trump associate about Trump possibly traveling to Russia.”

This would happen once Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for President of the United States.

Mr. Cohen stated these actions “to be consistent with Individual 1’s political message and out of loyalty to Individual 1.”

“Individual 1” has been identified.

 

The president was not pleased. Previously he heaped praise on Mr. Cohen.

Now, not so much.

The president was not finished with the week’s cow patties. In previous times Donald Trump heaped praise on Russian strong man and President Vladimir Putin.

He planned a one-on-one meeting with Mr. Putin at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires.

Before that statement had an hour to chill, there was a different message.

Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting….

….in Argentina with President Vladimir Putin. I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!

Mr. President, will you ever get it straight so that people like me can make plans for the weekend? Actually, I am working on the assumption you will never get it straight, for if you do, then I will have nothing to fill my idle time. Keep talking. I’m listening.

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Number 177 in a series

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

Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail…

….Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project. Witch Hunt!

Dude, you have never had anything but self aggrandizement at heart. It’s getting to be about time for you to take the money and run.

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Number 172 in a series

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

So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!

It definitely sets a new standard for presidential discourse. Keep it up, big guy.