President Trump has done more to unite Republicans, Democrats, and the media than any other President in modern history. The problem is that he has united them in a fight against himself.
In just 4 short months since being inaugurated President Trump has said and done things that have had one overriding effect and that is to shift the focus of the entire world onto Trump. It seems to me that this is what he wants and what he enjoys. This is like feeding warm humid air to a hurricane. He seems to get energized by it. Just when you think the storm is going from a category 4 to a category 3 someone screams “Russia!” and boom the storm gets stronger and starts heading towards Washington D.C. Will Hurricane Trump get to a category 5 and will it decimate Washington?
It’s far too early to tell whether or not this is something that’s going to be good for the country. But what has been exposed in a short period of time is the soft corruption at almost every level of our federal government as well as a complicit media. Both the Democrats and Republicans are doing their showboating on their respective committees. Bringing in witnesses while spewing tons of Earth killing CO2 (if you believe in that sort of thing) in their opening statements all the while doing nothing to forward the legislation they all claim to be so necessary to put the country back on the right track. The career government employees are doing their best to leak everything and anything with no thought to the fallout. The news media, both liberal and conservative leaning, don’t seem to be interested in bringing government corruption to light. They only seem to be willing to push forward their own ideology at the expense of the public. The Russia/Trump collusion boondoggle might gain them short term ratings and advertising but it will come at the expense of further distrust of their reporting by the general public.
I stand by my earlier prediction that if these three groups, the Republicans, Democrats, and the media can’t take President Trump down by the end of this year they would have spent all their ammunition and Trump will not only get re-elected but the mid-term elections will also go Trump’s way. Hurricane Trump is a force of nature and you can look at the result one of two ways. It hits land and destroys everything in its path or it comes in and washes away everything man-made that can’t take the pressure. Either way you have to batten down the hatches!
It’s days like today that make me wish I named one of my kids Sam Francisco. A girl could have been Samantha a boy could have been Samuel both would have been comedy gold for me.
Reality Winner indicted as the leak of a classified NSA document. I know there’s a joke or a pun here and it bothers me that I’m not creative enough to come up with either.
In the case of Reality Leigh Winner, a government contractor accused of sending a top-secret document to a news outlet, federal authorities brought charges less than a week after being tipped off.
Winner, 25, was charged Monday with gathering, transmitting or losing defense information, as The Washington Post reported. Court documents did not identify the document that was leaked or the news outlet that received it, but the criminal complaint against Winner was unveiled shortly after the national security site the Intercept published a story containing an NSA report on Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election.
From the Washington Post
The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party. Here is some history that is left out of your education.
Today the outside temperature hit more than 90 degrees and the dew point hit over 60 degrees. We decided to leave the A/C off since tomorrow the temp will be more reasonable. It was hot, humid, and I could not do a damn thing. Give me any season but summer and I’m happy.
Benjamin Booker, looking like a young Barack Obama in this video, performs the title track of his new album. It’s a good album with much better production than his debut. Give it a listen!
Transfat benefit denier and scientist, Fred A. Kummerow, died May 31, 2017 at 102 years of age. He said that he included red meat, whole milk and eggs scrambled in butter in his personal diet.
During the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond all the money was behind research into the harms of saturated fats and the benefits of transfats.
Professor Kummerow said that in the 1960s and ’70s the processed food industry, enjoying a cozy relationship with scientists, played a large role in keeping trans fats in people’s diets.
“Other scientists were more interested in what the industry was thinking than what I was thinking,” he said. He was often heckled by industry representatives when he presented his research at scientific conferences, he said.
The scientific “consensus” of the time was that saturated fat was the cause of clogged arteries that lead to heart disease and the death of thousands of people every year. Kummerow was a single voice that denied that “consensus” and was eventually proven correct, although it took another 50 years to get anyone to listen.
Finally, in 2015 — 58 years after Professor Kummerow published his findings — the F.D.A. ruled that trans fats were not considered safe and could no longer be added to food after June 18, 2018, unless a manufacturer could present convincing scientific evidence that a particular use was safe.
Dr. Willett estimated that the elimination of industrial trans fats will prevent 90,000 premature deaths a year.
Does any of this sound vaguely familiar? Could it be that the scientific “consensus” around the nebulous term “climate change” is wrong and that the scientists now labeled as “deniers” are correct? Could it be that the “clean energy” industry and regulatory happy governments have a cozy relationship with climate scientists resulting in a steady money flow to further a disaster agenda? Unless we listen to scientists that have opposing views on the matter we will never know.
From the New York Times
Let the fishing expedition begin! These independent counsels never end up going after the initial thing they are charged with investigating.
The letter announcing the appointment reads that Mueller is authorized to investigate “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and…any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.”
The key part is where its says, “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation”. That’s broad enough language to go in any direction former FBI Director Mueller wants to go. Let the fun begin!
From CBS News
Here’s our Mother’s Day dinner video. Perhaps the least entertaining video ever made and posted on the Internet. I just wanted to see what kind of video came out of my 360 camera. Enjoy!
When will we reach peak Trump hysteria? I used to think President Trump would be lucky to survive the first two years in office. But, as with everything else surrounding Trump, that was an old way of thinking because I was timing things with the mid-term elections.
Trump hatred by the media, members of both parties in Congress, and apparently by people in the White House (I’m thinking the leaks are coming from career White House staff or maybe even Secret Service agents) is so overwhelming that I’m now thinking that he’ll be lucky to stay in office for another 6 months.
What is the news media doing? Each person reporting the news during the election wanted to be the one to bring down candidate Trump and they failed miserably. Now, after the election, they are no longer taking shots with pea shooters they are firing nuclear missiles (these are metaphors people) in the attempt to take down Trump. They are reporting every rumor and third party story that’s handed to them. But, all of the reports to date are either taking small things and blowing them out of proportion or they are unsubstantiated hearsay.
Where was this media frenzy during the IRS scandal? The IRS was used to attack conservative groups prior to the 2012 election. There was no credible investigation into this, even though Congress was run by Republicans at the time, and no one asking the questions of how far up the orders went? There was destruction of evidence (conveniently crashed hard drives that were destroyed), there were fake e-mail addresses involved by high ranking IRS agents, and even a pseudonym e-mail address (aka fake e-mail account) that President Obama was using. There’s enough legitimate reporting to piece together the fact that this should have been thoroughly investigated.
Meanwhile, so far, to date, there has been no hard evidence of any wrong doing by President Trump. That’s right I said it. As far as I can tell he has only done things that are within his power but maybe things people don’t like. Too bad. I didn’t want him as President either but this Trump hysteria has gone too far.
If Trump survives this furious series of attack after attack and remains in office I’m betting we’ll get two terms of President Trump.