Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Knee-Jerk Anti-Trump? NO

Too many Americans are already hyper-critical of everything done by President Trump.

This is a big mistake. Here's why:
For all his bluster and megapresence, Donald J. Trump is just one geezer. Sure he's rich and disturbed, but he can't do much all by himself.

Focusing our attention on his antics, we fail to monitor the thousands of his minions now infiltrating & undermining our communities. The system of government is being hijacked. This is beyond partisan politics or questions of policy difference.

Trump peacefully came to power because Americans had faith in law & order, and in the United States Constitution. The President took an oath to protect & defend the Constitution, and Donald J. Trump became a federal employee.

The American People have not agreed to become employees or slaves to Donald J. Trump and his allies.

So avoid reflexively watching corporate media showing Trump stages of tantrum. Watch-out for Republican operatives: robo-signers, slash-and-burn specialists, the same wolves & weasels who crippled the global economy at the end of the Bush-Cheney reign and were bailed-out with public funds by America's political elite.

Both parties have huge crony networks. Probably you, dear reader, are not appropriately connected. Watch your pockets against thieves, and plan for trouble. The distractions around you are deliberate.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Theresa May LEAVE

UK Prime Minister Theresa May owes her job to the "Leave" campaign to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.

The UK's EU Referendum generated 17,410,742 votes to LEAVE.

Estimated UK population on 23 June 2016 was 65,620,891 people.

Brexit advocates won the referendum.

But LEAVE gained support of just  26.5%

Citizens under 18 and long-term UK expats overseas had no voting rights.

America's Savior: TRUMP®

Donald J. Trump deserves to be President of the United States of America.

Trump received 62,979,636 votes across the USA.
Trump received 304 electoral votes in the Electoral College.

Trump was duly sworn & properly assumed the Office of President.

But :
According to the United States Census Bureau, on Election Day 8 November 2016, the US population was 324,013,797 people.
Trump got 62,979,636 votes.

That's only  19.4% 

Look around America: only 19% of the people you see voted for Pres. Trump.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Winter Songs & Christmas Carols

As I was singing "c'mon it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with Aimee" (a personal adaptation of the song Sleigh Ride (Mitchell Parish lyrics, Leroy Anderson music), I was struck by a thought.

This song has no references to Christmas or religion, so differs from almost all traditional Christmas Carols. What popular seasonal songs are wholly "secular" ... ?

Sleigh Ride

Jingle Bells

Frosty the Snowman

Aside from this, it's late January, we've no snow outside (in Stockholm, Sweden), and no sleighs nearby... I did find Sleigh Ride composer Leroy Anderson was born to Swedish parents & visited here repeatedly.

Media is "Dancing With The Donald"

All enjoy the President Trump Two-Step.
Such antics.
And he sez the darndest things!

Controversy sells news.

Media fueled the Trump presidential campaign, trumpeting all his off-color antics. Now U.S. President Trump's America First Circus continues as he waltzes with corporate media in a symbiotic dance programmed to end in 2021.

We consumers tune-in to monitor the Latest. We gasp at Trump's "Unafraid to Risk it" style. He's reportedly edgy, misanthropic, and politically incorrect. He's got a manly history. As his tale weakens, stories of mega-money, bimbos & creepy kids wait in the wings. 

Both sides are parasites. So Entertaining!
Consuming Trump® News is the new & improved American Dream.
It's the greatest. Couldn't be better.

Buy your popcorn Here  (link)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Funneling Money to TRUMP®

US President Trump is still exposed to illegal kickbacks from his global hotel empire and many other business operations.

Is Trump too rich to be bribed?

Already wealthy (or still not enough) he should divest from all active participation in Trump® businesses.

Foreign elements recognize new possibilities. They want to generate conflict-of-interest & quickly buy shortcuts to favors.

On the new president's inauguration day, The Telegraph (UK) published a list of room rates for top Trump hotels. You can funnel funds to President Trump by staying at his hotels in the USA or overseas. Here are their cited 14 top choices (2 night stay; £/$ exchange @1.24):

1    Trump Washington DC (room = Trump Townhouse)  $58,900.
2    Trump Doral (Miami; Presidential Suite)  $17,180.
3    Trump Waikiki (Honolulu; Waikiki Penthouse Suite)  $7,513.
4    Trump Las Vegas (Penthouse Suite)  $5,130.
5    Trump Panama (Panama City; Executive Suite)  $3,880.
6    Trump New York (Park View Suite)  $3,435.
7    Trump Soho (New York; SoHo Suite) $3,220.
8    Trump Chicago (Grand Deluxe Lake View Suite)  $3,055.
9   Trump Vancouver (Executive Suite)  $2343.
10  Trump Doonbeg (County Clare, Ireland; Premier Courtyard View Suite)  $2,006.
11  Trump Toronto (Deluxe suite)  $1,793.
12  Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery (Charlottesville; Jefferson Grand Suite)  $1,314.
13  Trump Turnberry (Ayrshire, Scotland; Ocean View Suite)  $1,113.
14  Macloed House & Lodge (Aberdeenshire, Scotland; Garden deluxe king room)  $868.

These aren't always their top rooms.

Two nights over 2017 Valentine's Day in the Presidential Suite at the Trump Panama costs $6,003. (including the 10% taxes and complimentary wireless internet).

You can book MacLeod House & Lodge for your 2-night event (lodging up to 32 people) for $29,611. If American & non-EU guests reclaim 20% VAT, it's $24,676. Not too bad -- and maybe not enough to draw the notice of President Trump... 

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (Crew) is filing a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court claiming federal official U.S. President Donald J. Trump is illegally receiving gifts & emoluments (money) from foreign governments, which the US Constitution bans as corruption.

The strict rules on gifts & bribes are based on good reasoning. There are not exceptions for bribing a wealthy Cabinet Secretary, a top military General, or little-known Federal judges. President Trump is now a Federal EMPLOYEE.

Here's a link to U.S. Department of Justice rules, procedures, and Standards of Ethical Conduct. They begin (quote):
You may have heard it said that “public service is a public trust.” This means that each Federal employee has a responsibility to the United States Government and its citizens to place loyalty to the Constitution, laws, and ethical principles above private gain. The public deserves and should expect no less.

Federal employees cannot accept unsolicited gifts worth more than $20 (and maximum $50 value over one calendar year from one person).  Until now, if there appears conflict-of-interest, federal employees have been urged to refuse gifts & money. Will Trump change this?

If we allow federal employee corruption, U.S. government procurement & the American goal of impartial justice will be badly undermined.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Welcome New Government Employees

Top members of the new American government are already wealthy & powerful. Let's hope they understand they're now EMPLOYEES. The polarizing rhetoric depicts a conquering army, as if we've new bosses, rather than a new slate of public servants.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

'Onlooker' Booker, US Senator

US Sen. Cory Booker is accused of pocketing Big Pharma cash, then voting to forbid desperate Americans from buying cheaper lifesaving drugs from Canada.

As detailed by Richard Eskow (link), Booker is a hypocrite who betrayed endangered Americans needing medical relief.

Sure professed progressive Democrat Booker voted down the Bernie Sanders / Amy Klobuchar budget amendment to allow prescription drugs from Canada for millions of America's desperately ill.

Those worst-off won't vote again, and most others will soon forget.

Booker is a looker with his eyes on the White House. Big Pharma can help him gain entry.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Devil Ain't Far

Here's a comment on the ever-present danger of murderous nice folk - it's stuck with me, and is worth reproducing. Written by Doug Salzmann:

"It’s a very human reaction, in the face of such vile and hateful behavior and speech, to insist that the culprit is fundamentally different from — less than — "normal" human beings, like us. "We" could never do such things, believe in such evil madness, speak such despicable words.

But that’s not true. It’s a big lie. Given the "right" environment, the "right" experiences, the "right" frustrations and disappointments, the "right" programming and encouragement, virtually all humans are capable of atrocities such as Roof perpetrated.

We could all be Dylan Roof.

Hell, people only have to be told that they are heroes protecting the world from one sort of evil or another and they willingly napalm villages in Southeast Asia or blow up wedding parties with Hellfire missiles from air-conditioned easy chairs thousands of miles away.

If you’ve reached whatever age and place in life you’re at now without becoming "one of them," you’re not special or different; you’re just lucky."

Beware a Demagogue!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Waiting for Trump GOLD

Are you one of the 62 million Americans who (supposedly) voted for Donald Trump? Do you eagerly await him "draining the swamp" ?? Will Trump Make America Great Again?

Cracker, You're plumb Out of Luck.

Only Waiting. ...
wait in vain...

Trump promised, and you gave him what he wanted. Now, a more-mighty Trump dumped all obligations to little people.

He dumped Giuliani.

He dumped Gov. Chris Christie.

Look at last summer's Republican National Convention video - Trump had already decided Christie was poison (explained before, link)

Watch the candidate's final strong message (link here -- recognize the machine which made the video already enslaves America). Until Election Day, Mr. Donald Trump pledged to work With us & FOR US. Now those promises, and us, are simple bother.

President-elect Trump's uplifting messages stopped after his election. Jackals gathered round him; he welcomed the worst. Did YOU get a personal invitation to the great President Trump's inauguration? If yes, You're in Trump's 1% -- the rest of us are trash.

Trump offered Christie a "Big Embarrassment" brush-off

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Remote Murders

Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi (Awlaki, or Al-Awlaki) was a 16-year-old American kid assassinated by drone missile on 14 Oct. 2011, just 15 days after his 40-yr-old American father Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki was similarly eradicated.

No court oversaw the orders for their termination, and no U.S. judicial review has either justified or condemned the extrajudicial killings.

Supposedly, US President Barack Obama was in ultimate control over these executions.

Was this extreme violence, and especially the killing of a young American boy, truly necessary?  The boy's family & the American Civil Liberties Union say NO  (see video)

America has gone to the ends of the earth to interfere with dangerous people; our military occupies their faraway lands. These forces should come home - as promised by Trump.

In this case, the father was sheltering with his extended family in the Awalik / Awalek tribal region of Yemen. How might the tribe retaliate? The tribal anthem was quoted by The Wall Street Journal as: "We are the sparks of Hell; whomever interferes with us will be burned."

PS - It's been reported on 29 January 2017 that the first US combat death of the Trump administration came in an action against members of this Al-Awlaki family; 30+ others died in the battle, including 8-year old Nora, daughter of the late American Anwar al-Awlaki (the below dead boy Abdulrahman's younger sister).

Nora, age 8. Shot in the neck by Seal Team 6, she bled-out after 2 hours.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Shitty Stockholm

Stockholm's a beautiful city until you need to find a toilet.

Then emerges the dark, cold cruelty of Nordic noir ... Sweden's capital has far too few public toilet facilities, and even if found -- it often costs money to use them.

Surely a few parking spaces could cheaply be converted with port-a-potties.

Use of toilets is a human right.

Stockholm's urban infrastructure is substandard & inhumane.
Young, old, you or me - it's dirty to use city bushes as toilets...
Wake Up and provide for people!