Thursday, March 7, 2019


Driving along Route 209 in PA yesterday I listened to “60s on 6” on SiriusXM Radio.  One of the songs Phlash Phelps played was THE SNAKE.

THE SNAKE is a song released by American singer Al Wilson in 1968.

As Wikipedia explains -

The song tells the story of a kind and tender woman who finds a frozen snake on the ground on her way to work one morning. The snake begs the woman to take it home and take care of it. She obliges and takes the snake to her home and puts it by the fireplace with a silk blanket, some honey, and some milk. When she gets home from work later that evening, she finds that the snake is now warm and revived. Feeling happy for the snake's recovery, she picks it up and gives it a tight hug and kisses it on the head. However, the snake is actually vicious and gives the woman a bite, fatally poisoning her.”  

It reminded me of Donald T Rump and the Republicans.

There will no doubt come a point when the Republican Party will finally acknowledge the proven fact that Trump is an ignorant and incompetent and totally self-absorbed and self-interested demagogue, with no concern whatsoever for American or the Republican Party.

They will wonder why Trump betrayed the Republican Party, America and the American people - actually killing the once Grand Ole Party that had embraced, supported and defended him.

To paraphrase the bottom line of the song -

"Shut up silly Republican! You knew damn well Trump was a crook and a conman and a totally worthless piece of shit before you voted for him!"

Thursday, February 14, 2019


Nate White, an articulate and witty Brit, wrote one of the best and most accurate descriptions of arrogant moron Donald T Rump is a response to the question “Why do the British hate Trump” (highlights are mine). -

"A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.

I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.

Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.

Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.

He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a sniveling sidekick instead.

There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.

* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.

After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.

And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

'My God… what… have… I… created?

If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."

I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Monday, February 4, 2019


The “Trump Touch” is the polar opposite of the legendary “Midas Touch”.

Everything, and every one, Trump touches turns to shit.

Trump completely ended the once promising political careers of early supporter Chris Christie and reluctant supporter Paul Ryan.

Trump turned Rudy Giuliani, who had previously earned the respect of the nation for his tenure as mayor of NYC during and after 9/11, into a blathering moron, perhaps even more of one than Trump himself.

Trump turned almost all of the Republicans in Congress, who were not already, into unconscionable hypocrites.

Trump has almost totally destroyed the credibility of the office of the President of the United States, both domestically and internationally.

Regardless of whatever you may think of the past Presidents of the last 60+ years – they all possessed varying degrees of humanity, integrity, credibility, intelligence, and competence.

Trump is totally devoid of humanity, integrity, intelligence, and competence.

Why is this totally worthless human being still in the White House?

Thursday, January 24, 2019


I am tired of hearing reluctant Trump supporters say, “Trump is bad, and not my choice, but the alternative would have been worse.”

No other candidate who ran for the office of President of the 4 “major” parties (Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green) could, or would, have been a worse choice for President, or any other office, than Trump.

No other candidate would have been as ignorant as Trump, and as uninterested in learning about the issues that face America and the world, thinking he or she knows more about anything than anyone else.

No other candidate would have been as incompetent as Trump.

No other candidate would have ignored or refused to listen to the advice of experts, advisors and allies, thinking he or she knows how to do everything better than everyone else.

No other candidate would have been as totally self-absorbed as Trump, and care only about feeding his or her ego and lining his or her pockets and absolutely nothing else.

No other candidate would have lied every time he or she opened his or her mouth – to everyone about everything every day.

No other candidate would have acted based solely on the chastisement of extremist commentators.

No other candidate would have constantly tweeted ridiculous, and un-American and un-presidential, nonsense at all hours.

No other candidate hero-worshiped and envied authoritarian leaders like Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, Xi Jinping, and Rodrigo Duterte and would have pandered to them or sought their approval and acceptance.

No other candidate would have refused to totally divest themselves of all business and investment holdings.

No other candidate would have damaged and diminished the integrity and credibility of the office of President and of America in the eyes of the world every single day.

No other candidate would have totally abandoned American values and democratic ideals.

No other candidate would have promoted, emboldened and empowered hate, racism and bigotry on a daily basis.

No other candidate would have been totally incapable of empathy and sympathy and devoid of humanity.

Trump is the worst President in the history of the United States.  Period.  End of story.  ANY alternative would have been better.  

There is no good or intelligent reason to accept, support or defend Trump.  TRUMP MUST GO!

Friday, January 18, 2019


Nothing Trump says, tweets or does has anything to do with what is best for America, the American people or the world, or to protect and maintain American security, values or democracy.  Trump doesn’t give a rat’s hind quarters, or an airborne sex act, about America, the American people or the world.

Every single thing Trump says, tweets and does is solely to feed his ego, to maintain the roar of the crowd by his core cult of ignorant racists at his ridiculous rallies, and to line his pockets.  Period.

If Trump happens to accomplish anything that may be good or partially good it is only by coincidence or a fortuitous by-product of his real intent.

The fact that the Republican Party, and the Republicans in Congress, does not understand this is truly troubling. 

But what is more troubling is the possibility that they do fully understand this, but don’t care.  And the possibility that they fear losing the support of Trump’s core cult of ignorant racists more than they fear the true damage Trump is doing and can do to America and the world.

Trump is a delusional, ignorant, incompetent and totally self-absorbed malignant narcissist and demagogue who must be removed from office as soon as possible by whatever means is available.

And the Republican Party must be “punished” for their embrace and support of Trump at the ballot box. 

Have you got that?

Thursday, January 10, 2019


Trump, and Trump alone, is 100% responsible for the government shutdown – truly holding America hostage until he gets his nonsensical border wall.

But the Republican Party must share the blame for its continuance because of its accepting and embracing Trump’s wall and the lies he created to justify its need.

We must open the government immediately, forget the wall, and let Democrats and Republicans in Congress discuss, debate and properly fund legitimate methods of border security.  The Republican Party MUST “just say no” to Trump’s lies and nonsense.

There is no new or imminent threat or “national crisis” at our southern border.  Border security and immigration are ongoing issues that we have been dealing with for decades.

It is not that border wall = border security in the same way that Trump = moron.  The border wall is only one option, and a poor option that is not supported by experts or the majority of the American people.   

A wall is truly a metaphor, and one that is in opposition to basic American values.  The most famous wall in modern history was the Berlin wall, although that was more to keep people from getting out of the country than to keep immigrants from getting in.  We all remember Reagan’s famous quote, “"Mr. Gorbachev - tear down this wall."

The shutdown, solely because of a manufactured national security issue based on lies and distortions, could actually cause harm to our national security.  Let’s think logically.

1. The bulk of terrorists or potential terrorists come through airports, a proven fact that even FOX NEWS acknowledges, and not via the southern border.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered only 6 immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border whose names were in a federal database of known or suspected terrorists, not the 4,000 Trump and his paid liars have claimed.

2. Airports are protected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and customs officials. 

3. The shutdown affects the TSA and customs officials.  

4. If the shutdown diminishes the effectiveness of airport security it has the potential for allowing more possible terrorists into the country. 

I recently posted on Twitter and Facebook that I believe I know why Trump thinks there is a national crisis at our southern border.  He must have seen the 1984 movie RED DAWN, where Russia takes over Mexico and uses it as entry to invade the US.  Trump does realize that this is just a movie – doesn’t he?

Actually, Russia didn’t need Mexico to “invade” the US.  All they needed was easily played narcissist Trump in the White House, which they wanted and got.
The bottom line – The issues of border security and immigration require intelligent thought and debate – and we all know Trump is incapable of intelligent thought.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Continued acceptance, support and defense of unacceptable and indefensible Trump by the Republican Party and Republicans in Congress is truly a puzzlement.

Trump does not support traditional Republican or conservative politics or policies.  The Republican or conservative agenda is NOT the agenda of Trump.

Trump’s true agenda is 3-fold –

1. Feed his ego

2. Line his pockets

3. Please his core cult of ignorant deplorable racists so they will continue to cheer his every word at rallies (back to #1).

These three items, and nothing else, motivate every single thing Trump says, does and tweets.  He has absolutely no concern for the security of America or what is best, or even good, for America, Americans or the world.  He only cares what is best for Trump.

What Trump has allegedly accomplished for Republicans and conservatives – getting 2 supposed conservative judges on the Supreme Court and passing alleged tax reform – could have been done, and done better, by any Republican President, considering the Republican control of both houses of Congress.  These accomplishments have nothing to do with Trump.

Trump has continually acted contrary to true conservative philosophy and policies.  Trump is most certainly not a conservative, and, until he decided that the Republican Party provided the best chance for his candidacy, was not a Republican.  In the past he contributed more to Democratic candidates than Republican ones – although he contributed to candidates from both Parties for the specific, and acknowledged, purpose of buying potential personal influence and favors, and not because of any support of or belief in political objectives.

Trump the man, the businessman and the President has done every single “bad act”, consistently and unapologetically, that Republicans have criticized Democrats for in the past.  He has actually done every single bad act,often gleefully, that has ever derailed the political campaign of any politician, regardless of Party, many times over.

Trump has never performed a single totally unselfish positive act in his entire adult life.

Trump lies.  This has been proven over and over again.  He lies to everyone.  About everything.  Every day.  It is very literally impossible to believe a word he says.

It is impossible for a person of intelligence to support and defend Trump the man and the President – unless he or she is actually, like Trump himself, a racist or motivated solely by personal financial interests.  An intelligent person with a conscience can certainly support and defend traditional Republican and traditional conservative political philosophies and policies – but an intelligent person with a conscience cannot support and defend Trump.