Repeal Replace Repeat…

So for years the Republicans have literally salivated over the prospect of repealing Obamacare. It’s what’s driven them, kept them up late at nights. There is only one problem, in their fervor for greatness, the forgot to spend the last few years crafting a replacement. Looking at the Affordable Care Act, and making tweaks. Instead, they spent years on empty rhetoric. Here we go, a high wire without a net. 

Take The Talk Like Trump Challenge…

So I have found that debating conservatives you reach an impasse extremely quick.  Neither side ever wants to back down, and quite honestly many conservatives are so devoid of actual facts on what President Elect Trump has actually said, versus what they “think” the media has said, it becomes that much more difficult.  I have found the perfect rebuttal though, to the ones who are actually informed to what Trump has actually said, his words.  Most go with the Kellyanne Conway approach that he doesn’t mean it in the way “we” perceive it or hear it.  Either way, I pose the question this way, can you talk like Donald Trump in the work place, or in a job interview?  I mean seriously, can you? Since this is America, and everyone loves the challenges, I say Take The Talk Like Trump Challenge.  Go to work tomorrow  and walk up to your boss, and openly question that he wasn’t born in America, tell him I’m not taking your word for it, I want to see your birth certificate, see how that goes.  If your like me, maybe you have a handicapped person that works in your office, go ahead when you have a big lunch crowd, mock his speech, mock his mannerisms, get some cheap laughs on your way out the door when your fired.  Maybe you have someone of a different religious persuasion than your own, let that person know that you don’t approve of that religion, and anyone that practices it shouldn’t be allowed to even be in this country.  See how quick you find yourself in the HR Department.  There could be some women in your office, let your co-workers know that you think they eat like pigs, or that you just don’t find them attractive enough to even sexually harass them, see how that goes.  What about the veteran that you work with, who maybe served this country in a time of war and who maybe lost friends in the war, let him know you don’t think anyone captured is a hero, make sure your a draft dodger when you say this, it adds some flavor to it .  Let’s say your the boss of your office, when you get some of your male co-workers behind closed doors, try bragging about all the things you can get away with because your the boss.  You can just walk up to the women in the office and kiss them, hey maybe even grab them by the pu&*$, because hey your the boss you can get away with stuff like that.  We can keep going, maybe you work with someone not from this country, make sure you tell them you think most people from their country are drug dealers & murders, maybe some are all right, maybe.

This is my talking point with conservatives, because as DUMB as many of the arguments they make, they know and can’t argue the fact that you just cant say any of these things in the work place in 2017, maybe 1817 or 1917, but no, not in 2017, sorry.  Of course, the silver lining is maybe they take you up on the challenge, this is our true test, right?  How many of these Trump supporters will put their money where their mouth is and Take The Talk Like Trump Challenge!!  Spread The Word, make this America’s New Challenge.

Live From New York….Trump/Baldwin is back!!

The only upside I can find so far to a Trump presidency is Saturday Night Live’s closer than life skits impersonating Trump via Alec Baldwin. Last nights was another beauty, mocking the press conference from earlier in the week. 

Enjoy!!!
Donald Trump Press Conference Cold Open http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/donald-trump-press-conference-cold-open/3454408

Liar…Liar…

One of the many that things were proven facts along the trail in 2016 and into the transition into the Trump presidency, is how fast & loose Donald Trump plays with the truth.  Some would call him a bald face liar, I will just use the phrase, serial fabricator.  One of Trump’s biggest problems with the media is they actually cover most of his bluster, sound and fury.  Apparently this makes the President Elect unhappy.  So he takes to twitter, his propaganda machine.  His loyal followers have not adopted his scary stance now, that the media is lying, or whomever draws Trumps ire that day.  For weeks he took a break from the media, to basically call all 17 of the intelligence communities that concluded Russia interfered into out elections, liars or as close as he could get.  As we saw most of last year, facts and reality was something many Trump supporters & Trump himself were not fond of.  Disparaging of the media & intelligence services is not a new tactic however, a brutal German dictator back in the 30’s used this method to much success.  You may have heard of him, Adolf Hitler.

Kissing Cousins ?

For most of the country President Elect Donald Trump has said and done all the right things to indicate he has something to hide, and nofarious things lurking. Trump, became the first presidential candidate in a generation not to release his taxes, despite owing hundreds of millions of dollars to foreign banks, with ties to many other countries. There was the very odd and strange fascination with Vladimir Putin. Of course, we find out early on post election, that Russia interfered, and hacked the DNC and released the emails via Wikileaks. During the middle of that, Trump appoints a Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson with long , close ties to Putin & Russia. All the while, Trump has denied Russian involvement, while simultaneously praising Putin. 

If all that wasn’t enough, Trump has taken the highly inappropriate & unusual step of publicity insulting our intelligence communities. At the same time this is going on, Republicans & Democrats, who can’t agree on anything at all, ever, agree that A- Russia hacked & B- Russia interfered. The Senate also took the steps of having a public hearing yesterday, and again the consensus was pretty clear & obvious by all parties. Yet after being briefed, Trump essentially downplayed the cyber attack, calling it “political witchhunt”.   Trump is saying to America or more to the point the sadly blinded & misinformed sad lot that hang on his every word, who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?

If this was a Tom Clancy novel, it wouldn’t sell or most likely not even be printed. It’s extremely obvious, despite Trump’s lame attempts to hide, distract, there is something that’s being hidden. It’s clear the media is not going to its job and fully investigate Trump. The job to keeping Trump honest is going to be up to We The People, & the Democrats. We have to stay informed, diligent, and also in touch with our party leaders, your senators, congressman, no matter what party they serve, they work for us. 2018 is a long way off, but the focus & energy needs & must remain high.