Republican Party Out/Trump Party In

So it looks like Trump in making an attempt of draining the swamp and leaving behind everything lacking a backbone.

Republicans running for office are so afraid of losing that they feel that their best chance is to be on Trump’s good side, if there is such a thing.

I believe that our democracy is being transformed into a dictatorship. The Trumpians are putting their faith in a self-centered/self-serving individual that will strike out at anyone that crosses him and holds a grudge like an adolescent.

John Boehner stated recently, “There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump Party,” I have to agree. The republicans have lost their way and when the smoke clears, recovery is going to be a long, uphill battle…for everyone.

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Kim Reaches the Summit/Donald Sits out at Base Camp

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So the so called historic summit/photo-op of the century between Kim and the Don is over with Kim clearly receiving the better end of the deal.

It has been clear from the past few months that Kim wants to create the appearance of having turned a new leaf. There are many photos of Kim being seen crossing the border of South Korea and shaking hands with its leader, blowing up an alleged nuclear test facility and now photos of him shaking hands with…the Don. Oh, and let me not forget that Donald, in return, agreed to suspend military operations with South Korea and withdraw US troops from that region.

Well, It is clear that something is in the works and I would venture a guess that it has more to do with Kim and China than Kim and Donald.

So what did Donald get out of the deal of the century…crickets.

Trump Retreats to Twitter…Again

After the G-7 summit, instead of speaking in public, Trump retreated to Twitter and tweeted that Trudeau was, “dishonest and weak.”

It would be nice to have a President with the balls or even the intelligence to say what’s on his mind in front of the camera or in someone’s face.

Judging by the photograph above, I could understand why Trump decided to scurry away back to Air Force One with his tail between his legs.

Trump is a Dunderhead

“Ali has no criminal record,” states Ali’s lawyer. Yet, Trump, who has recently discovered that the President of the United States has the authority to pardon someone of his or her crimes, has expressed pardoning Ali – I wonder if he even knows that Ali is dead.

Anyways, Trump clearly sees that “pardoning” is going to be a great advantage for him and will make him appear like a caring president to those that voted for him. On the contrary, I don’t believe that Trump has the ability to understand how to be caring, empathetic or loving, or even the meaning of family values.

Trump is, in a word, a dunderhead that believes, like any child, that the world revolves around him. My hope is that he doesn’t become a black hole that sucks everything that has a possibility of being good into it and leaving behind nothing but hate.

 

Trump’s Hater Nation

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Seeking negative attention for attention sake fosters a culture of hate that, if not contained, spreads like wildfire.

It’s the WWF model for corrupting and destroying a nation…a bit extreme but true. There are 2 reasons why people go to see professional wrestling…because they want to see their favorite wrestlers and to see the wrestlers they hate…the villains. To the WWF, the only thing that matters are the people that watch. The reasons why they watch doesn’t matter. However, if more people are watching to see the wrestlers they hate, of course the WWF will accommodate.

The Barr phenom is not that different. Rosanne Barr has a history of doing things that fuel hate and in turn, increase her rating. When she made a mockery of the Star Spangled Banner in the 90’s, she increased her hater rating and made her more appealing…more marketable. As a result, media corporations ignore the negative consequences of her actions because they see dollar signs in respect to her ratings…people will seek her out because they hate her.

Trump and his, “right hand troll,” Stephen Miller is no different.

Personally, I would do the opposite.

There was a friend of mine on Facebook that made it her business to say things or support a point of view that was completely far fetched and would not listen to reason or consider that she may be a bit off base on some of the issues that she was supporting. This created an environment that kept people engaged if only to tell her that she was completely nuts. To her it didn’t matter because people kept supplying her with attention. Needless to say I had to Face-block her because I would not continue to support her with my attention.

As a matter of fact…I also deactivated my Facebook account because it serves the needs of others but not myself.

Fortunately, Rosanne Barr is now on everyone’s poo poo list. However, It’s only a matter of time when another company is going to see dollar signs because of the amount of haters that she has amassed.

So how will it all end…what’s the end game?

There are so many angry people in this country that Trump’s motto should be, “Make America Hate Again” and without any safeguards or a moral compass, this country is going to go careening off the rails.

The best that people can do is to not tune in. Whenever you encounter a person that is craving your attention through hate…don’t scream and shout, tune them out.

The End of Facebook…for me

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I deactivated my Facebook account for the following personal reasons. I want to stress the word personal because people use Facebook for various reasons and I don’t want to insinuate that everyone uses it in the way that I have experienced.

I hoped that Facebook would be a place to share and debate ideas and opinions on current events with “friends.” Unfortunately, What it turned out to be was a place where people advertise events, vent frustrations, boast of their accomplishments or speak of their failures. In a word…it felt selfish, which seems like an impossibility for a social networking site.

To make matters worse, I have no idea who is using my information and for what purpose. Every click can result in granting a company access to all of my personal information regardless of what security measures I take. If I choose to engage in something, I like to feel like I am getting more or equal out of the deal rather than the deal getting more out of me.

So I am going back to blogging which I find more satisfying than facebooking…if there is such a word.

NASA should be more…

NASA is sending something else to Mars and although I’m all for exploration, I have to ask, what is the end game?

The mission this time is to, “dig deep,” while in the meantime we have to dig deep in supporting this mission.

It’s not cheap to send these things into outer space. The least NASA could do is to answer the “so what” question and don’t tell me it’s because you are looking for water or classifying rocks. I want to know what NASA is doing to help this planet such as finding ways to remove CO2 from the air or help to design zero emission vehicles or planes that don’t have windows that blow out at 35000 feet or passenger planes that don’t pollute the sky.

NASA has the means of being a department that can be a big contributor to our environmental challenges.

why isn’t it?