July 4th National Mall Celebration Will Be a Real Shi* Show

The July 4th National Mall celebration has always been a nonpartisan affair with politics taking a backseat to patriotism. Presidents have avoided making an appearance at the National Mall, opting instead to attend events honoring veterans. For example one year President Obama hosted a barbeque on the White House south lawn for 1,200 members of the US Armed Forces.

Tanks and other military hardware will be stationed around the National Mall, and the Blue Angels will do a fly over. American military might is impressive, but our democracy, freedom and diversity is even more impressive, and that’s what should be highlighted on Independence Day.

However, this year the annual event is poised to be one of the gaudiest, over-the-top displays of cult of personality, jingoism and militarism in American History. Trump has dubbed the celebration a “Salute to America”, but it would be more accurate to call it a “Salute to Donald Trump.”

I’m surprised Trump didn’t go full Kim Jong-un and demand that the ultimate phallic symbol, inter-continental missiles be included in the parade.

Trump will deliver a speech turning the holiday into a campaign event, and I hope the broadcast networks and the cable news outlets will have the good sense to boycott the circus. Of course the Trump-friendly Fox News will cover the so-called “Salute to America.”

I have plans for the 4th of July, and they include eating hot dogs, waving the flag and watching fireworks, but they don’t include watching Trump’s shit show.

Nancy Pelosi Stop Dithering Around and Impeach Donald Trump

“I pray for the president of the United States. And I pray for the United States of America.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi uttered these words after Donald Trump threw a temper tantrum and stomped out of meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss a grand infrastructure deal. Trump was furious that shortly before the ill-fated meeting Pelosi had accused him of being engaged in a cover-up.

Trump drives some people to pray and others to curse, but it’s impossible to remain neutral about the most corrupt administration in history.

Allow me to parse Pelosi’s statement:

I take issue with the Speaker stating that she’s praying for the president of the United States, she should have said that she’s worried about the office of the president of the United States.

I refrain from referring to Trump as president, he’s not my president as he’s made it abundantly clear that he cares only about his base. He’s an illegitimate president who won the election with help from the Russians, and he’s never made the transition from firebrand populist campaigner to a statesman worthy of being called president.

I also take exception to Pelosi mixing religion and politics, doing so only further cheapens both corrupt institutions. I don’t believe in Trump’s border wall, but I do believe in the wall that separates church and state.

I don’t care if Pelosi, or any politician, prays to Jehovah, Lucifer or Tinky Winky, she would be well-advised to keep her religious sentiments to herself.

In these perilous times we need action, not thoughts and prayers, and the only action that makes any sense is impeachment. Pelosi is a master politician who knows how to get under Trump’s skin, the goal shouldn’t’ be to rattle the fucking moron, but to impeach him.

Pelosi calculates that if the House impeaches Trump, that the Senate would never remove him from office, and the controversy would only motivate his base and lead to his reelection.

Of course the Republican-led Senate would never remove him from office, but I doubt that his base can be any more motivated than they are now. If Trump shot Schumer in the well of the Senate, Republican Senators still wouldn’t impeach him and his base would still vote for him.

Trump must be impeached to demonstrate that no man is above the law, not even the president. He must pay a price for his high crimes and misdemeanors.

Franklin Graham Calls for ‘Special Day of Prayer’ to Protect Donald Trump

“Graham and 250 other Christian leaders are calling for Sunday, June 2, to be a ‘Special Day of Prayer for the President’ in hopes God will ‘protect, strengthen, embolden and direct’ Trump against his political foes.

President Trump’s enemies continue to try everything to destroy him, his family, and the presidency,’ Graham posted Sunday on Facebook.

‘In the history of our country, no president has been attacked as he has. I believe the only hope for him, and this nation, is God. This is a critical time for America. We’re on the edge of a precipice. Time is short. We need to pray for God to intervene. We need to ask God to protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide the President,’ said his post.”

Charlotte Observer

We are living in perilous times and it’s incumbent upon prophets of God to speak truth to power and condemn ruthless authoritarians like Kim Jong-un, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

We need a man of God to stand in the breach and rail against the racism, homophobia, misogyny and xenophobia of the Trump administration. Someone like Nathan the prophet who confronted King David over his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband to cover-up the affair.

Evangelical leaders like Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr. speak out in no uncertain terms against the sexual immorality in Hollywood, but they give their false Messiah a mulligan for his myriad sexual indiscretions.

When Franklin and his ilk say they’re praying for Trump they don’t mean that they will pray that he will repent from his vulgarity, racism, intolerance and pettiness. They’re asking the Almighty to protect and strengthen Trump in his mission to Make America Great by demonizing immigrants, stripping away rights from transgender individuals, and appointed conservative judges who will overturn Roe vs Wade.

It’s blasphemous that white evangelicals are praying that the Supreme Being will protect the most evil American president in history, but at least we know that their thoughts and prayers have the efficacy of belches and farts.

I don’t know what I’ll be doing on June 2, I certainly won’t be praying for Trump but I know what I will be doing November 2020: voting for the Democrat who will face off against the fucking moron.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article230871584.html

Does Trump Suffer From Narcissistic Personality Disorder? is the Pope Catholic?

“Bill Maher believes every news story about President Donald Trump should begin in the same way.

The `Real Time` host said the following phrase – `President Trump, who suffers from a malignant narcissistic personality disorder` – should be written at the beginning of every story in a bid to explain his actions that are subsequently detailed.

Huffington Post

Maher is spot on, if you look up Donald Trump in the index of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders you will find him in the chapter that deals with narcissistic personality disorder.

George Conway, the spouse of top White House aide Kellyanne Conway, and frequent critic of Trump agrees with Maher. He tweeted that “American foreign policy is now driven more by one man`s narcissist personality disorder than by the national interest and rational consideration of intelligence assessments.”

Trump who probably can`t find Montana, let alone North Korea, on a map is such a delusional narcissist that he told South Korean President Moon Jai-in that he is the only person who can solve the North Korea problem.

But a case could also be made that every news story about Donald Trump should begin with the phrase: Pathological liar Donald Trump …

Almost every tweet, speech and press release that emanates from the White House is riddled with lies. Trump wouldn`t know the truth if it shook his tiny hand and bit off his puny presidential pecker.

Some would argue that every article about Donald Trump should begin with the phrase: Serial sexual predator Donald Trump …

Trump thinks with his penis, he has used his status and power as a real estate tycoon, reality TV star and President of the United States to exploit, harass and assault women.

One thing is damn sure, every news story about Trump should include a description of a pathology that explains his words and deeds.

Read More:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/bill-maher-donald-trump-article_n_5c70f6eee4b00eed08347626

Donald Trump is a Coward

Cadet Bone Spurs

Donald Trump has always yearned to be the alpha dog, but it`s difficult to be the top dog when he`s been neutered by his cowardice.

He`s like a lap dog who barks ferociously when he`s safely ensconced in the lap of his owner, but cowers at the slightest sound when he`s by himself.

Trump earned worldwide fame as the head honcho in “The Apprentice,” in the make-believe world of reality TV he dispatched contestants with his trademark phrase: You`re Fired!

But in the real world the presidential poodle doesn`t have the gonads to fire anyone in person, he always delegates that unpleasant task to one of his subordinates.

In the presence of dictators with balls of steel like Russian President Vladimir Putin, Cadet Bone Spurs becomes obsequious and servile.

It took our fearless leader almost two years to summon up the courage to visit soldiers in a war zone, and he probably wouldn`t have made the trip to Iraq without his wife by his side holding his tiny hand.

Out commander-in-chief has frequently boasted that he was ready to serve during the Vietnam War, but he obtained a medical deferment to keep him from being drafted.

The New York Times recently reported that Trump was diagnosed with bone spurs by a podiatrist as a favor to Trump`s dad, who was his landlord.

Trump is such a sniveling coward that I`m betting that once the Mueller Report is released, and it shows there`s overwhelming evidence that he`s guilty of several felonies, including conspiring with Russia, he won`t have the stomach to fight impeachment and he will resign.

Donald Trump is a Malignant and Suffocating Presence in American Life? How Do We End the Nightmare?

In a sane period in American history, before the ascendancy of Donald Trump, we didnt give much thought to who was in power. We went about our daily lives comfortable in the knowledge that Congress, the Supreme Court, and the president (whomever he might be) would keep our democracy humming along.

We only thought of the president during times of national emergency: in the advent of a national emergency, the declaration of a war or when he was delivering a speech of consequence, like a State of the Union address.

Then came Donald Trump. The president of the reality TV era is a malignant presence, he permeates every aspect of our culture from social media to the cable news outlets to late night TV.

He is a suffocating presence in American life, his white evangelical base meditates on him day and night with religious intensity, and his critics spend all their waking hours planning and scheming how they can impeach or by any other means get rid of the bastard.

Trump is always on TV, berating the political opposition, summarily firing members of his administration, and uttering lies.

Trump has caused millions of Americans to doubt in the existence of God, and millions of others to doubt the supremacy of democracy. If there`s a God in heaven why doesn`t he smite the moral degenerate? If democracy is the ideal form of governance, how in the name of God did we end up with Trump in the White House?

I must confess that I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking of Trump, as is evident in the hundreds of essays I`ve written about him in the last three years.

How can we preserve our sanity in the age of Trump? Assassination is morally repressible and illegal, and we mustn`t give it a moment`s consideration.

We must find solace in the truism that “this too shall pass,” but at the same time we must actively fight to end the Trump administration as soon as possible through legal and democratic means.

Is a Cigar-shaped Asteroid Really a UFO?

“Are intelligent extraterrestrials trying to communicate with or study us? Some scientists think that`s a possibility-and that it`s happening right now. Starting at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, researchers with the Breakthrough Listen initiative began pointing a powerful radio telescope toward a mysterious object visiting the solar system, hopeful they could detect signs that the interstellar interloper is actually of alien origin.

The object in question is `Oumuamua, an asteroid from another star system currently zipping past Jupiter at about 196,000 miles per hour, too fast to be trapped by the sun`s gravitational pull. First discovered in mid-October by astronomers at the Pan-STARRS project at the University of Hawaii, the 800-meter-long, 80-meter-wide, cigar-shaped rock is, technically speaking, weird as hell-and that`s precisely why some scientists think it`s not a natural object.”

Slate

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but is a cigar-shaped asteroid really an extraterrestrial spacecraft?

I hope not, from an aesthetic perspective I prefer flying saucers to look well, like flying saucers.

Human beings are supposed to be awestruck at the technology and engineering skill of alien races that have mastered interstellar travel, I`m sorry but a UFO that looks like a giant penis doesn`t impress me at all.

But maybe this object is a galactic Trojan Horse, and humankind won`t realize it`s really a UFO until it lands in the Rose Garden and thousands of aliens invade the White House and impale Donald Trump with the mother of all anal probes.

Wouldn`t that be terrific?

Read More:

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/12/scientists_are_watching_oumuamua_an_asteroid_they_think_could_be_an_alien.html

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White House Staff Should Resign En Masse in Protest of Donald Trump’s Racism

President Donald Trump`s press conference at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday afternoon quickly went off the rails after reporters questioned his response to the violence at the `Unite the Right` white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, which left one counterprotester dead and many others injured.

Trump doubled down on his assertion that the violence was caused by `bad actors` on both sides. He equated what he called `the alt-left”`with the `alt-right` at the rally and said that not all those participating were neo-Nazis or white supremacists.

Trump`s new chief of staff, John Kelly, who was brought in to help discipline the White House, looked especially displeased with how the press conference panned out.”

AOL

A press conference in which President Donald Trump was supposed to talk about his executive order on infrastructure quickly went off the rails when Trump took back his delayed denunciation of white nationalists and neo-Nazi groups and embraced them with open arms.

Trump wasn`t even scheduled to field any questions, he was supposed to deliver his remarks on infrastructure and then depart, leaving his staff who were standing behind him to answer any questions.

But when a reporter shouted a question about Charlottesville it ignited Trump`s impromptu 15 minute justification of White Nationalism. Trump didn`t use dog whistles to subtly indicate his support of racists, he used the megaphone of his bully pulpit to clearly show that he supports the alt-right movement.

Trump`s new chief of staff John Kelly was one of the White House personnel who were standing behind Trump, by their presence they were endorsing his blatant racism.

It was clear that Kelly was mortified by Trump`s remarks, it`s incumbent upon him to resign to register his disapproval and disgust at his boss`s racism.

I have no respect for Kelly or any other administration official who doesn`t resign in protest, if they remain on Trump`s staff they are complicit in his racism and bigotry.

This shouldn`t be a partisan issue, this is bigger than political parties, it`s about the soul of our nation. Republicans must publicly break with the president, and put our democracy above their careers and party.

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https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/08/15/this-photo-of-chief-of-staff-john-kelly-during-trumps-wild-press-conference-says-it-all/23078626/

Donald Trump is Rapidly Deteriorating! He Must be Impeached!

“The way Donald Trumps speaking style has changed over the decades could point to a deterioration in the health of his brain, it has been claimed.

Researchers from the medical science website Stat analysed interviews the US President has given spanning decades, and then asked psychologists, psychiatrists and experts in cognitive assessment and neurolinguistics to assess the results.

In interviews in the 1980s, Mr Trump was noted as using sophisticated vocabulary and speaking articulately.

More recently, the President`s vocabulary is simpler, he repeats himself often and tends to jump from one subject to another.”

Independent

The dramatic decline in grammar and syntax can be due to a number of factors including:

Alcohol or drugs

Fatigue

Stress

Age

Mental issues

Frustration

Trump is a teetotaler and he doesn`t have a history of using controlled substances. During debates and interviews he sometimes sniffles as if he was tweaking, but that`s evidence of lying not cocaine use.

The Orange Menace is a workaholic and he gets by on four hours of sleep, fatigue won`t catch up with him until the Grim Reaper drags him to hell.

Trump thrives on stress and chaos, he doesn`t get stress, he stresses out everybody with the misfortune of having to business with him.

Donald Trump is 70-freaking-years-old, and nobody expects a septuagenarian to be as mentally agile as a middle-aged president like Barack Obama or George Bush. Trump`s grammar-impaired tweets and his bellicose and incoherent speeches would be enough to have him committed if he wasn`t so wealthy and powerful.

But age alone can`t explain the rapid deterioration of Trump`s speaking abilities, he has mental issues, or in Trumpspeak he`s freaking bonkers!

Frustration is also a factor in Trump`s declining speaking abilities, by his own admission he thought being president would be easier than running a financial empire or being a reality TV entertainer. Trump is incredibly frustrated that the courts are overturning his executive orders, and that he can`t get any major legislation through the Republican-controlled Congress. He is totally pissed off that the media are reporting the objective truth: That he`s an incompetent clown who is totally screwing everything up.

I pray that his resignation speech will be written by a professional speechwriter, so that at least his last speech as president will be coherent and worth preserving for future generations.

Read More: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-speaking-style-brain-health-questions-mental-research-a7756946.html

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