Archive for September, 2018

FBI To Investigate

The Senate Judiciary Committee Pauses

to provide leeway 

for the FBI to investigate Dr. Ford’s allegations.

This should do it!

Kavanaugh’s goose is cooked.

And we ain’t even close to Thanksgiving yet.

I did foresee the hang-up being imposed on the committee.

But I never thought about Senator Flake

advancing the motion of a week’s pause

and the FBI to investigate.

What I actually saw

was some Republicans abstaining from voting

putting the votes on a draw.

Well, anyway the effect is the same.

The FBI will investigate.

It would be best for Trump to start selection

for his alternate Brown-shirted nominee for the Supreme Court,

one who would also uphold the powers of the President

over the Articles of the US Constitution

as Kavanaugh would.

Democrat Boycott?

It appears that the Democrat members

of the Senate judiciary Committee

will boycott the voting for the Kavanaugh nomination.

The Democrats have now maintained that the

present proceedings are against the rule of law.

It appears that they are forcing the committee

to have the FBI investigation first.

And it appears that I was right.

Republican Senator Flake appears to have

a change of heart

regarding the matter.

Chrystia Freeland =Pain In The Neck

 

Trump has now singled out Freeland

as difficult to negotiate with.

Holy Smokes!

The little lady is now famous

in that she has got into Trump’s goat!

(Damn the torpedoes,

slow down a bit

Yehey)

(applause, applause)

Whatever it is that Trump secretly wants,

Canada will never allow any private corporation

excepting that which is owned primarily

by Canadians.

(thumb on the nose)

The China Collusion

From all that is happening now

I will not be surprised if the over-acting Trump

compels Rosenstein to appoint

another Special Counsel

to investigate the China Collusion.

This would be about

diverting the sale of Soya beans

to Iran.

Kavanaugh Chickens Out

Asked several times by the Senate Committee Democrats

to ask the President to have himself

investigated by the FBI,

Kavanaugh settles himself with all

the standard excuses why he should not.

He is afraid that the FBI will find witnesses

to0 corroborate Dr. Ford’s testimony.

Either that, or the FBI will uncover

his personal bias towards the wealthy

and the contributors to the Republican Party.

Worse, he may have a mistake of leaning a decision towards

a private corporation in return for money.

Whatever the reasons are—

whether they be political, or revenge, or financial

the bottom line is to determine whether

Dr. Ford’s allegations are true.

For this purpose Kavanaugh chose to smear his reputation

and become the only judge to refuse

an FBI background  check.

And thusly will the Republican

supporters start to move away.

(While it is true that FBI investigations do not make conclusions,

it is also true that these investigations yield results in facts, evidence, and further witnesses.)

Kavanaugh’s Sexual Escapade

This happens, this happens!

Commonly, too

although nobody talks about it

except Me Too.

About this, men are guilty

I know, I am too,

primarily because we make the women

feel exploited.

Men lack the aftercare,

the concern for the women after the encounter.

As a result, women feel used

and discarded after the event.

From this I reiterate what I keep saying before—-

that women should say no.

(Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is telling the truth! She only has to prove that Kavanaugh was present!)

One Downright Yankee Liar

This week,

and from what he says publicly

in the UN and the media,

Donald Trump has now proven to the world

without  a doubt

that he is

 a downright Yankee liar.*

(and thus validates the reasons why he should be ignored)

Trump Wants Another Denuclearization Meeting

As North Korea and South Korea whirls

in their Reunification celebrations

the US wants another denuclearization meeting with Kim

as if it does not want to be left out from the celebrations.

And then, out of the blue

comes the agreement between Kim and Moon.

Or that Agreement which does not need

Trump’s signature.

As this goes on, the Korean Peninsula

will realize that it does not actually need the US

to intrude.

As for the complete ‘denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’

it will be ensured that international inspectors

to validate this condition

will be completely satisfied.

Yep—carve this on stone!

Oct 1Deadline

Trump wants to have a Nafta Deal by October 1.

Fat chance.

  If he wants a deal by Oct 1.

He should call it a deal as it is.

After all, Canada is not in a bind.

He is.

And we Canadians

have read his book 

and developed our own book called,

The Art of the Smarter Deal.

And hey, we have all winter to wait, eh?

Go try El Mejico!

After all, you started this!

 

Stupid Nafta Demands

There is no such thing as a free trade agreement

which is laced with tariffs!

Canadians will  never agree to a trade mediation

presided by American judges only.

Canadians will never agree with

the intimidating end-the-agreement clause

at any time the US wants to.

Canadians will never agree to be a dumping ground

of goods that the US has to throw away as waste.

Canadians will never get its Canada First Policy

behind the America First Policy.

Tariffs will never supplant America’s lost revenues.

If America wants to have the trade deal with Mexico,

then it should.

If America believes that Nafta is stalled because of  Canada,

hey, Nafta was going great before America started

tweaking it for more money.

If America believes that Canada is stalling,

hey, Canada would rather wait for another

less bullying American government,

EH?

(So, lay on MacDough, er, MacDuff!)

Thicker Smokescreen

It is getting funnier

as the Western Foreign Policies

keep getting setback after setbacks.

The Brexit problem,

the WMD Mea Culpa of Tony Blair,

the Novichok affair,

the impending elimination of American influence

in the Middle East,

the uncontrolled exodus of immigrants

to Europe,

the North Korean stalemate,

the backfiring of the tariffs,

Ukraine not joining Europe,

the effort to debunk the US currency,

the neutralization of the effects of American sanctions,

and the cold shoulder treatment of the

American approach to negotiations,

all but make the smokescreen darker.

The Western coalition is in a panic mode

as the West try to divert attention

from their problems.

The West is still convinced

that the world thinks Russia is the enemy.

But what else can they blame Russia for now?

The snowfall?

Come to think of it……

I do suspect that Putin has given instructions

to the GRU to lace the snow

falling on the West

with  mind-numbing chemicals

like VODKA.

(hooray, hic)

The Resistance

From the way this piece is written

and the words used,

I may be able to deduce

and determine the identity.

But I would rather not.

This is an amazing piece of work

and I never could have done any better.

Somehow this essay warms my heart

against this cold Canadian winter

which is about to start.

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
Sept. 5, 2018
(The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.)
President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.
It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.
The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
I would know. I am one of them.
To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.
But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.
That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.
The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.
Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.
In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.
Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.
But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.
From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.
Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.
“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.
The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.
It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.
The result is a two-track presidency.
Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.
Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.
On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable.
This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.
Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.
The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.
Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.
We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.
There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.
The writer is a senior official in the Trump administration.
The Anonymous Senior Administration Official Sept. 6, 2018

The Same Trick…

And so the US changes its tune again…

instead of issuing a warning not to attack IDLIB,

(presumably to prevent the discovery

of the huge munitions cache

and the stockpile of chemical weapons

that the foreign mercenaries use

regularly in Syria to put the blame on Assad),

the US now warns against the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Now the chemical weapons is on the rebel side, remember?

Now how can the Syrian army use this.

Besides, has anybody ever realized that the Syrian army is winning?

Why would they use chemical weapons and have the world

blame them on this.

But as I said, Trump telegraphs his punches

and broadcasts his low blows

This is another of this low blows.

I surmise that there will be a report

of another chemical attack as the Syrian army

gets closer to the city.

And then of course the Syrian army will be blamed for it.

You know,

just like the Buk missile bringing down the MH17

so as to have the Ukrainians blamed for it?

Those foreign mercenaries are really crafty.

(street-to-street fighting only with snipers used against tow missile gunners)

The WMD Cache

Trump issues a warning

not to attack the last Syrian rebel stronghold

of IDLIB,  stating humanitarian reasons why.

This is contrary to what he would caution

his Saudi Arabian lackeys to do

against the towns of Yemen.

If I read him correctly,

since he is one to telegraph his punches

and broadcast his low blows,

the downfall of IDLIB would spell grave consequences

against the American enterprise.

A determined envelopment of the town would yield

a huge cache of munitions

and THE STOCKPILE

of chemical weapons,

plus the complement of top rebel leaders

and their mercenary advisers.

Thusly the town’s fall would initiate

the last of American regional influence

outside of Israel.

(Strafe outside defenses only, don’t use bombs)