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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Supremes Enter Healthcare Tug-Of-War

Originally Published March 22, 2012; Last Updated July 19, 2017; Last Republished July 18, 2017:

For reasons that are not immediately apparent our Supreme Court has elected to enter the politically charged healthcare tug-of-war—perhaps as referee for divergent lower court decisions?


It's difficult to imagine a more compelling federal purpose than Congress providing for the welfare of all our citizens by ensuring they are afforded systematic, effective, and competent healthcare.

Amazingly, providing healthcare for all our citizens has proved contentious—less than when Congress established our First Bank of the United States, which promptly assumed the Revolutionary War debts owed by the individual states1.

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UPDATED 03/23/2017 CDC, National Center for Health Statistics and OECD, Health Statistics 2016 
UPDATED  03/22/2017 NAM, NAM Releases Publication on How to Improve Nation's Health System; Looks Beyond Current Policy Debate to a Vision for the Future of American Health and Health Care and UCTV, Changing the Culture: How Do We Come Together as a Health System? and NAM, 2016 Annual Meeting Vital Directions Panel (Victor Dzau and Mark McClellan) (Hint: Our Judiciary will be of little or no help and in some cases a hindrance!)

 

UPDATED 03/10/2017 CBO, How Repealing Portions of the Affordable Care Act Would Affect Health Insurance Coverage and Premiums and CBO, The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027
UPDATED 06/25/2015 SC King et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. (pdf, slip opinion)
SC, Department of Health and Human Services, et al., Petitioners v. Florida, et al.

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UPDATED 07/20/2017  CBO, H.R. 1628, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017: An Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute and NYT, John McCain Has Brain Cancer, Senator’s Office Says and NYT, Glioblastoma, John McCain’s Form of Brain Cancer, Carries Troubling Prognosis and DanaFarber, The Progress of Cancer Immunotherapy: The Tip of the Iceberg and Reuters, Latest Senate Healthcare Bill Would Leave 22 Millio[n] Without Insurance: CBO

Senator McCain does not need "prayers" he needs comprehensive healthcare and access to skilled cancer specialists, which he has courtesy of our citizenry. Reprehensively†, our senate is now working hard to deny millions of that citizenry comprehensive healthcare and access to medical specialists!


It's important to realize that promising progress understanding cellular molecular pathways and signaling is not a cancer cure.


† It is beyond reprehensible for the Republican Party leaders to deny ANY of our citizenry comprehensive and affordable healthcare while they access excellent healthcare, paid for and supported by our citizenry!


UPDATED 07/19/2017 NYT, ‘Plan C’ on Obamacare, Repeal Now and Replace Later, Has Collapsed and NewHour, Senate Democratic Leaders Discuss Healthcare and Vox, Obamacare Repeal Is Flailing Because Obamacare Is Working


....don't forget to laugh...



UPDATED 07/18/2017 NewYorkerSatire (Andy Borowitz), Mitch McConnell Hospitalized with Low White-Vote Count

If the Republican Party ever "returns" it should bring bipartisan healthcare legislation, which provides comprehensive and affordable healthcare for ALL our citizens. It is not easy to masquerade an extreme credo of neo-laissez-faire economics and neo-federalism dogma as healthcare.



It's easy for the Republican Party to repeatedly (>50Xs) cast stupid votes to repeal Obamacare when they have a responsible president willing to veto their stupidity. Not so much with an uninformed president or as the Kremlin might say a sycophant stooge.


UPDATED 07/16/2017 ABC,  HHS Secretary Price: Health care system is 'crying out for reform and revision' and Hill, Poll: Americans See Healthcare As Most Important Issue

Our "new" alt-white-house and Republican Party intend to keep prescribing a harmful elixir of neo-laissez-faire economic and neo-federalism dogma in lieu of affordable and comprehensive healthcare? Ironically, their convoluted credo is about not providing all our citizenry with affordable and comprehensive healthcare.  It's nothing personal just the price of prescribing neo-laissez-faire economics and neo-federalism dogma, which their credo jingoistically explains as "freedom"!


No Secretary Price it does not depend on how you ask, it depends on whether all our citizens will have affordable comprehensive healthcare? Our citizenry does not want repeal of their healthcare coverage or Sunday morning sermons on Obamacare's problems—they want affordable comprehensive healthcare for themselves, their families, and all our citizenry.

We all wish Senator McCain a speedy and compete recovery from his craniotomy to remove a blood clot, including benign tissue pathology. Senator McCain's surgery by doctors affiliated with the élite Mayo Clinic @ Phoenix is a poignant reminder that all of our citizenry must have equal comprehensive and affordable healthcare?

UPDATED 07/14/2017 Reveal, Trump Administration Suddenly Pulls Plug On Teen Pregnancy Programs

There is little more offensive or harmful than the denial of healthcare based on irrelevant, arbitrary, and unscientific religious dogma.


...but don't forget to laugh...


UPDATED 07/14/2017 AARP, Cruz Amendment Makes Bad Health Care Bill Worse


UPDATED 07/08/2017 NYT, Why a Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money Oh, but the nonsense our nation will go through getting to a single payer will make Sisyphus's rock rolling seem enjoyable!




UPDATED 07/03/2017 WP, Is the GOP Considering Repealing the ACA Now and Replacing It Later?


Prescribing an elixir of laissez-faire economic and neo-federalism dogma in lieu of affordable and comprehensive healthcare for all our citizenry and their families will make them sicker.

UPDATED 07/01/2017 NYT, Understanding Republican Cruelty
UPDATED 06/30/2017 Reuters, Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

Maybe the billionaires' threat to our congressional representatives that there will be "no cash until action on healthcare" means that without gutting healthcare for our poor (Medicaid) there is no cash for the billionaires' tax break!?


Unsurprisingly, our "new" alt-white-house tells congress to gut healthcare now and replace it later so they can get on with legislation giving the billionaires a tax break. Where is the promise of affordable healthcare for all our citizens without gaps? It turns our that the Better Care [for Billionaires] Reconciliation Act of 2017 is even meaner and draconian for our poor's healthcare than the CBO's initial scoring. The updated CBO scoring estimates a greater gap between government payment caps and healthcare costs in the out years. Our Senate should rename their draconian healthcare legislation the Reconciliation Act of 2017 for Better Care of Billionaires!


UPDATED 06/27/2017 NYT, Donors to GOP: No Cash Until Action on Health Care, Taxes

What a beautiful bare knuckle brawl between our prostitutes and their whoremasters. A standoff over whether to deliver the f^cking before the cash or the cash before the f^cking?

Maybe our Supreme Court will take the case and abandon its "free speech" cover story for the whoremasters' cash?


UPDATE: The prostitutes and their whoremasters have delayed voting on their tax plan masquerading as healthcare for our citizens! They keep telling our citizens they need "rescuing" from Obamacare and its minimal government mandated healthcare plans and throwing them a lead life ring. But, if Obamacare and its government mandated minimal healthcare plans are better why do they need "rescuing"? Or worse why would our citizens grab a lead life ring, which the prostitutes and their whoremasters are throwing them, calling it a rescue?

Throwing somebody a lead life ring to rescue them from the problem you have created and are exacerbating while telling them you're rescuing them is beyond nefarious!

UPDATED 06/26/2017 CBO, H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 and Vox, The CBO chart that shows the Senate health care bill is really about tax cuts and Hill, Five takeaways from the CBO score on Senate ObamaCare bill and NYT, The C.B.O. Did the Math. These Are the Key Takeaways From the Senate Health Care Bill

...don't forget to laugh...


...they may have to readjust the dosage of our "new" alt-white-house's medication...

UPDATED 06/25/2017 LAT, Koch brothers' Political Network Says Senate GOP Healthcare Bill Is Insufficiently Conservative

A "cult leader" couldn't sell the senate healthcare strategy to end comprehensive affordable healthcare for All Americans, especially our poor to give the Koch brothers et al. a bigger tax break...

UPDATED 06/22/2017 WP, Senate GOP Leaders Unveil Health-care Bill and NYT, Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid (includes link to "working draft" trumpcare bill)

The Senate "working-draft" healthcare bill is the House healthcare bill with a more sinister spinmeister telling Americans they'll soon be free...by gutting Obamacare!

A "cult leader" couldn't make sense of the majority leader's spin...freedom to have no healthcare, freedom to have higher healthcare costs, freedom to receive limited healthcare based on religious criteria if you're female, freedom to pay higher premiums for preëxisting conditions, freedom to pay higher premium if your a senior, freedom to file bankruptcy when you're unable to pay medical bills...whatever else the senate majority leader's "working-draft" healthcare bill does it does not "free" Americans or America or provide comprehensive affordable healthcare for All Americans!


No wonder the senate majority leader wants to legislate Trumpcare in secrecy, without debate and FAST!


Unbelievably the Republican Senate plan to fix healthcare is to tells Americans that Obamacare is bad and we're going to make it much worse while charging you more, but you'll have freedom! Yeah, freedom to prematurely die because you do not have healthcare or cannot afford it! If that's American freedom, please keep your freedom and provide affordable, comprehensive healthcare for ALL Americans...FAST!

It's a toss-up which is more despicable the House and Senate healthcare proposals or the fact that they'd seriously offer them as healthcare for our citizenry?


..but don't forget to laugh...



UPDATED 06/19/2017 WP, Has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell changed his mind on how to pass health care reform?


It's difficult to find a politician that is not a blatant (i.e. in-your-face) liar. Guess their going to try to stick around until their credibility is approaching zero?


UPDATED 06/02/2017 Economist, Gimme Shelter, The Super-rich Are Different: They Pay Less Tax

...a lot less! These are the taxpayers, which our "new" alt-white-house's budget proposes to help at the price of healthcare coverage for an estimated 23 million of our citizens; higher premiums for insuring citizens with preëxisting conditions; and higher premiums for aging seniors...


...and these are the taxpayers, which our "new" alt-white-house OMB Director Mulvaney asserts are not getting compassion...you cannot make this stuff up!

UPDATED 05/10/2017 Guardian, Journalist Arrested for Asking Trump Cabinet Member [Tom Price] About Healthcare Bill

If our "new" alt-white-house begins abusively arresting our journalists, which shout questions about their disastrous healthcare hocus-pocus arrests are likely to skyrocket!

UPDATED 05/09/2017 WP, U.S. Life Expectancy Varies by More Than 20 Years from County to County and Vox, What you need to know about the House vote to repeal Obamacare and TheHill, Sunday Shows Preview: Republicans Tout Healthcare Vote and OECD Indicators Health at a Glance 2015


Which part of the healthcare bill are you proud of Speaker Paul Ryan, the part denying millions of Americans coverage or the part placing Americans in high risk (premium) pools or reductions of Medicad, or devolution to local government to further increase a differential life expectancy of 20 years or the "best healthcare system in the world", which delivers a lower life-expectancy at a higher cost  (also OECD, Health Indicators at a Glance 2015) or treating womens' healthcare as optional or ?




Telling America that Obamacare is bad does not make the most recently proposed Trumpcare better! Speaker Ryan is beginning to sound like Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer. The estimated 23 million citizens, which would lose healthcare under the GOP healthcare proposal might disagree that they are getting "better policy"? Stated differently, a proposal that eliminates healthcare coverage for 23 million of our citizens IS NOT BETTER POLICY!


Secretary Tom Price, we don't want to imagine a healthcare system, we want real affordable, healthcare for ALL our citizenry, which is equal to or better than the healthcare plans given to Congress.


Also, we do not want a Secretary of Human Health and Services that preaches laissez-faire dogma in lieu of ensuring ALL our citizenry have affordable healthcare plans equal to or better than those given to Congress. Hocus–pocus is not a healthcare plan!


...and don't forget to laugh...


UPDATED 05/05/2017 AARP, House Approves Bill Slashing Health Coverage and NYT, How Every Member Voted on the House Health Care Bill and Atlantic, The GOP Health-Care Bill Is the Ultimate Reverse Robin Hood

Our "new alt-white-house and lower house, including all California Republicans flatline healthcare for much of our citizenry, calling it a "great plan"...for who?!


Shame on California's lower house members who voted in opposition to ensuring all their constituents have healthcare equal to or better than what our nation give to them!

UPDATED 03/24/2017 NYT, Trump Blames Democrats as Major Push to Repeal Health Law Fails



American exceptionalism...eliminating healthcare for a significant portion of our citizenry and charging seniors more does not seem like optimal policy...and cheaper, better, healthcare coverage for all our citizens is nowhere in sight...now that's "making America great again"!?





House Republicans on Trumpcare (03/12/2017): All our citizens will have access to Trumpcare, which they cannot afford but that's the price of freedom and conservative laissez-faire dogma!


CBO and JCT on Trumpcare (scoring 03/13/2017): "...CBO and JCT estimate that, in 2018, 14 million more people would be uninsured under the legislation than under current law...average premiums for single policyholders in the nongroup market would be 15 percent to 20 percent higher than under current law...Under the legislation, some people [poor and elderly!] would be eligible for smaller subsidies than those under current law, and others would be eligible for larger ones [bet you can't guess who?]...In 2019, the number of uninsured would grow to 16 million people because of further reductions in Medicaid and nongroup coverage..." (read entire CBO scoring report here or if you're a fans of our "new" alt-white-house CBO's fake scoring report)!!!


Sometimes congressional proposals are so absurd you just have to laugh! It's unclear why congress would define "freedom" as a significant number of our citizenry (14 M in 2018!) forgoing adequate healthcare? Or propose illusory healthcare for many of our citizens based on harmful economic dogma?

Former Speaker Pelosi on Trumpcare (03/14/2017): [AP, Democrats Respond to CBO Report on Healthcare]

"Heath Is Not Valued Till Sickness Comes",
--Thomas Fuller MD-- GNOMOLOGIA @ page 103 #2478, Circa 1732


It's unclear how this legislation will improve healthcare beyond the existing Obamacare? Reducing or eliminating healthcare for significant numbers of our citizenry in pursuit of illusory laissez-faire economic dogma is not a useful or necessary legislative goal.  Particularly, if it requires the poor to pay more of the nation's healthcare bill!



A "placeholder" in healthcare legislation is not a better and cheaper Obamacare (aka communist takeover of America) for all our citizens without gaps in coverage. Show us the numbers, healthcare policy provisions, coverage, and assumptions!

Our "new" alt-white-house thinks "...nobody knew that healthcare could be so complicated...". It's debatable whether our "new" alt-white-house's statement is more hilarious or frightening?

President Obama knows how complicated providing healthcare to all our citizenry is and he cobbled together a first plan while continuously being called a socialist and communist. Our "new" alt-white-house doesn't know how complicated providing healthcare to all our citizenry is and must ad hoc a cheaper and better plan while being investigated for coördination and coöperation with the socialists and communists!

Is there no end to irony's beauty?!


The House Republican's healthcare ad nauseam mantra of "repeal and replace" has morphed to a "repeal and redirect" mantra, which would redirect the healthcare benefits of our Affordable Care Act from our poor to our rich! Who could have predicted that!?

How is this first presidential action (ExecOrder) of our "new" alt-white-house going to provide cheaper, better healthcare, without gaps in coverage for all Americans?


Repealing healthcare for our citizenry is at cross-purpose with America's long-term economic growth expectations. These expectations are most easily understood with reference to economic productivity or real gross domestic product (GDP) per hour worked. Absent automation and robots healthy citizens of all color and creed, including immigrants will generate that GDP—the healthier, happier, longer living and productive our citizenry the better!

It's likely that providing healthcare to all our citizenry will add more to our long-term real GDP growth than any other single public-private action and perhaps all public-private actions combined (a close second will likely be mitigating the many negative impacts of the unprecedented magnitudes of our inequality metric measures4)?

Pence would do well to adopt to the objectives of his running mate with respect to healthcare for all our citizenry, "...we're not going to have a two-day period...where there's nothing...it'll be great healthcare for much less money..." and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:


President Obama, your being very generous with your "Republican-friends'" cruelly cynical repeal-delay-replace political tactical strategy. Your "Republican-friends" are likely intending to rerun their opposition to Obamacare, which has worked for them so well to date, during the 2018 congressional elections

One might think your cruelly cynical "Republican-friends" hope to keep the House and gain a filibuster-proof Senate in 2018 so they can simply repeal healthcare (i.e. ignore their delayed promise to replace), without political penalty.

Wonder why our citizenry hold our politicians in such low regard or complete disregard, disdain, and disgust? If our citizenry had to associate with your "Republican-friends" they'd embrace their enemies—oh!, wait they just embraced one...he's now their president-elect!



Mostly reviews the case(s) reversing the religious wackos from Texas attempts to impede a women's control of their own bodies and healthcare.



The opinion is likely to be read as contributing more to the categories of fear, uncertainty and distraction than common sense construction aimed at preserving the historic purpose of our Affordable Care Act (i.e. provide every American citizen with affordable and comprehensive healthcare).


Wow, that didn't take long for our Supreme Court to generate more zaniness—not even a Court opinion.

Just a stay of a lower court decision while the Supremes figure out whether yet another religious organization person can assert that their God forbids them from submitting a government form stating that their God forbids them from providing female employees with reproductive healthcare!

Hey, on the positive side our religious organizations persons aren't dragging women to a public square for shamming, dunking, flogging or killing—how's that for speedily enlightened national progress?

Happy 238th birthday America!


More legal mischief created by the "corporation as person" fallacy3, which glides through the bizarre and sublime in to the zany.

It's unclear what impact the amazingly narrowly tailored opinion will have on providing equal healthcare to our women. Health and Human Services (HHS) and our President should accept the Court's invitation to use alternative methods to ensure all our women have unimpeded access to complete reproductive healthcare independent of any entities' public or private religious beliefs.

The Court's stated objective of judging a religious practitioner's sincerity independent of whether their religious beliefs are reasonable or mistaken will no doubt guarantee more zaniness in future court opinions.


U.S. Supreme Court rightly stretches to save the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—its detractors discuss their next destructive move.

More after studying this historic, necessary and fascinating decision—its most significant implications and impacts may have nothing to to with healthcare!





UPDATED 03/27/2012 ProPublica, What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court’s Health Care Decisions Provides a handy yes-no decision flowchart for the question presented.

Understandably, some of our "laissez faire" justices seemed to conflate market entry with market function and were puzzled that our government has the ability to compel entry into the healthcare market.

If you are equally puzzled query whether our government has, can and would compel individuals to enter the healthcare system (market) if they were: radioactive; carrier of Ebola or other Class IV pathogen; or even a non Class IV pathogen like tuberculosis? (Justice Breyer pursued this line of questioning)

Now assume our explosive field of biochemistry serendipitously discovers that broccoli can treat any or all of the above illnesses. Then our government can and would compel individuals to enter the food market, too—even the most religious or broccoli phobic of our sitting Supreme Court justices!

Compelling second session question from Justice Kagan @ ~1:10:00 on hearing distinction between insurance and healthcare markets:
"...Doesen't that seem a little bit, Mr. Clement, cutting the baloney thin..."?
On market function it seems useful to note that it's very difficult or impossible for individual states to establish separate healthcare markets that operate efficiently—they would need to impermissibly restrict interstate travel or face market collapse as the uninsured seeking healthcare flowed into the state.

A "laissez faire" proponent will tend to slice the baloney nanoscale thin before acknowledging the obvious, that real world markets can and do regularly fail. Often citing prior market interventions as the reason for current market failure—you need look no further than the recent catastrophic collapse of the mortgage market—the failure was caused by to those seeking to provide affordable housing, according to our laissez faire proponents.

If our states cannot individually construct and operate efficient markets then you simultaneously implicate the commerce clause and delimit the "broccoli conjecture"2 articulated and repeated by some of the justices.

UPDATED 03/25/2012 Thomson Reuters,  The Supreme Court tackles health care reform: What's at stake for U.S. businesses Summary by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom



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1. Had Florida et al. been states in 1790-91 they no doubt would have filed a federal complaint arguing that our Constitution prohibited the nascent central bank from assuming any Revolutionary War debt!

2. The "broccoli conjecture" guesses that if our federal government requires Americans to form a single risk pool for the purpose of diversify healthcare risks then our Supreme Court is unable to delimit a federal government requirement that Americans purchase broccoli.

Unfortunately, we have learned to accept this type of conjecture from our Sunday school teachers—must we also learn to accept it from our Supreme Court justices?

UPDATED 06/14/2012 An interesting article tracing origins of the "broccoli conjecture"—no thinking necessary.

3. A corporate container is typically utilized to insulate its beneficiaries, apparently exempting a beneficiary's religious requirements or beliefs.

 The Court does not explain how a corporate container transmogrifies a beneficiary's religious beliefs—perhaps just another fiction fallacy more typically found in Bible stories than legal opinions?

4. An added benefit of providing healthcare to all our citizenry is a reduction of our unprecedented economic inequality.

Alt-White-House More Than Illegitimate It's Violating Our Constituti

Our “new” alt-white-house is more than illegitimate2 it's violating our Constitution, so says lawsuit, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Plaintiff v. Donald J. Trump in His Official Capacity as The President of the United States of America, filed by CREW.
Independence Hall

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UPDATED 06/12/2017 NYSD, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Trump Docket and Wikipedia, CREW v. Trump Constitute Project

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UPDATED 07/20/2017
Bloomberg, Mueller Said to Probe Trump's Business Transactions and NYT, Excerpts From The Times’s Interview With Trump

Our unwell "new" alt-white-house has manipulated itself into a titular chronic complainer in chief. How long before chronic complaints of "unfairness", "persecution" and "witch-hunts" morph into "McCarthyism" at "red-hat-religious-rallies"?






...don't forget to laugh...there are some benefits to having a titular unfit and unwell "new" alt-white-house..."nothing is too stupid to be true" and therefore potentially hilarious:



UPDATED 07/19/2017 WP, Trump Had Undisclosed Second Meeting With Putin, White House confirms and USN, White House Pushes Back on Reaction to Second G-20 Conversation With Putin and NYT, Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private Conversation

It's true!, with our "new" alt-white-house nothing is too stupid to be true! Why not bring a translator fluent in Japanese to an undisclosed meeting with the Kremlin? No worries the Kremlin's translator is fluent in English...continue with the meeting of three!


Our "new" alt-white-house called reports of the previously undisclosed threesome meeting "sick":
"Fake News story of secret dinner with Putin is 'sick.' All G 20 leaders, and spouses, were invited by the Chancellor of Germany," he wrote on Twitter. "Press knew!"

"The Fake News is becoming more and more dishonest!" he continued. "Even a dinner arranged for top 20 leaders in Germany is made to look sinister!" --USN, quoting our "new" alt-white-house--
Evidently, our unwell "new" alt-white-house cannot distinguish between news and "fake news"? An example of "fake news" might be helpful?
<Begin Fake News>...At an undisclosed threesome meeting between Russia President Putin, his translator (Foreign Minister Lavrov), and our "new" alt-white-house discussions of defection were overheard...<EndFakeNews>


UPDATED 07/18/2017 ABCNews, Russians Leave Meeting Without Their Seized US Compounds




Guess the kids and our Russia diplomats won't be invited to spend their Christmas at the Kremlin this year?

UPDATED 07/18/2017 NYT, Guest List at Trump Jr.’s Meeting With Russian Expands Again

... one suspects we haven't seen anything yet...NewRepublic, Trump’s Russian Laundromat...NYMag, Wall Street Journal Can’t Think of a Single Reason Why Trump Might Be Hiding His Russia Connections...and the definitive list of lies is expected to grow to gargantuan proportions...in direct proportion with our "new" alt-white-house supporters' support...,but don't forget to make it in America...so America can be great again...


UPDATED 07/17/2017 WP, Trump’s Legal Team Faces Tensions — and A Client Who Often Takes His Own Counsel

Our "new" alt-white-house and its "legal team" defense(s) for the growing 2016 presidential campaign cabal are likely to get much more pathologic, if ultimately terminal before our nation can begin to recover its health...a presidential self-pardon (also, WilliamMary, The President's Power to Pardon: A Constitutional History) debate would likely slow the nation's recovery process...


...don't forget to laugh...

The Onion, - Robert Mueller Begins Thirteenth Day Undercover As White House Janitor

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UPDATED 07/15/2017 WP, The Timeline Leading Up To Donald Trump Jr.'s Controversial Meeting


This might be a good time to set up a "Story Corp" booth in our capitol rotunda and invite all House and Senate members to record for posterity any defense they wish to assert of our "new" alt-white-house?



UPDATED 07/14/2017 RollCall, Was President at Trump Tower When Son Met Russian Lawyer? and AP, Russian-American lobbyist Joined Trump’s Son’s Meeting, Too

UPDATED 07/14/2017 ProPublica, Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’

Our "new" alt-white-house "first chair" lawyer(s) is behaving like a thug(s) dispatched by a Kremlin oligarch!


Whatever our "new" alt-white-house's current jeopardy, it differs dramatically from that of a "real estate tycoon" filing recurrent "single asset" bankruptcy cases.

UPDATED 07/13/2017 NYT, Russian Dirt on Clinton? ‘I Love It,’ Donald Trump Jr. Said  and FP, The Wall Begins to Crumble: Notes on Collusion

Have the "Clinton's emails" transmogrified into the end for our "new" alt-white-house and "make America great again" acolytes?


The beauty of irony is boundless!

UPDATED 07/11/2017 NYT, ‘Time to Move Forward’ on Russia, Trump Says, as Criticism Intensifies

Our "new" alt-white-house is having difficulty moving forward on the "Russia thing". A recent address to Ukraine's parliament by the NATO secretary-general is instructive.


UPDATED 07/11/2017 Axios, Majority in GOP Think News Media, Colleges Harm the USA  and Vox, Most Republicans Now Think Colleges Are Bad for America and PEW, Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions

This is great news for our maturing nation! The Republican party's credo is a deadly mixture of archaic religiosity; neo-economic (i.e. Laissez-faire); and neo-federalist; dogma and education is an effective antidote. The Republican party has spewed its putrid and infectious dogma like a Typhoid Mary for several decades as others urged vaccination against the disease of dogma. Now like vaccine deniers it's beginning to attack the inoculation and those seeking to quarantine its fatal dogma!

Our "new" alt-white-house is just a virulent outbreak of the Republican party's putrid, infectious, and deadly dogma.†

The beauty of irony is boundless!




† The Secretary of Education and Supreme Court's ( WP, What ‘school choice’ means in the era of Trump and DeVos and Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, respectively) recent efforts to direct public resources to religious institutions is shocking, but unsurprising.


UPDATED 07/09/2017 WP,Trump Minimizes Hacking Allegations and Seeks To ‘Move Forward’ with Russia and NYT, Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton and NYT, Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign


Manipulated elections in a democracy are never fair and will always delegitimize the outcomes. It is useful to note that crudely manipulating vote counts is just one of the many ways of manipulating elections, but not optimally used in a democracy.

UPDATED 07/08/2017 Reuters, Trump Calls Out Russia, Cites Efforts to Subvert Western Civilization and WP, AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Moscow Mischief and Putin Meeting

In a rectum-rambling speech to the Polish people our unfit, unstable, and unpresidential "new" alt-white-house managed to connect a decrease in bureaucratic paperwork with its oft hyped skirmishes with a bunch of religious zealots (some might say wackos) and an imaginary struggle for western civilization!

Maybe our "new" alt-white-house's fabulation or confabulation is an allegory telling us that we can avoid our dystopian destiny if we cut bureaucratic paperwork?

UPDATED 07/03/2017 NewYorker; Borowitz, Obama Willing to Serve as Temp President While Trump Receives Psychiatric Evaluation
UPDATED 06/29/2017 PBS, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, House Democrats Address President Trump's Tweets



Implicit in our 25th amendment declaration of presidential disability is a partial presidential disability. It's a simple technical matter to disable our "new" alt-white-house's twitter account. Not so simple are the mechanics of compelling a partial presidential disability.

A series of mandamus application requiring our obviously unbalanced "new" alt-white-house to abstain from [fill in], which is irreparably and gravely harming [fill in]  may be useful in mitigating the harm, even if its novel usage is ultimately unsuccessful.

Neither democracy nor our Constitution requires our citizenry and public to endure months or years of invectives, vitriol, and abuse from an unbalanced "new" alt-white-house! Even an unbalanced "new" alt-white-house under investigation.

...and don't forget to laugh...and recall 62.9M of our citizens (42% women) voted in 2016 for our unstable unfit, and unpresidential "new" alt-white-house...


UPDATED 06/29/2017 PBS, Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Russian Interference in European Elections (Open Session)

A former, career American diplomat urges a congressional response to Russian cyber attack given our "new" alt-white-house's unwillingness (he's a diplomat and can't say unfitness) to act against Russia.

Congress's response must set up a national commission to comprehensively investigate, understand, document all the dimensions and implications of Russia's et al. meddling and influence in our most recent presidential election. Most importantly the national commission must make recommendations to prevent future recurrences.



George C. Marshall Center - European Center for Security Studies

"...Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) solemnly reaffirms the commitment of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s principle of collective defense as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty; ..."
--115TH United States Congress 1st Session H.Res 397--

Our nation is grateful for Chancellor Merkel, the German people, and other NATO members willingness to unstinting use their long commingled histories and native understandings to encourage Russia's actions conform with international customs, rules, order, and law†.

† Nations seeking to alter current international customs, rules, order, and law must use non coercive persuasion to convince a global community that its ideas, if implemented are superior (e.g. China's current efforts to persuade others of the benefits of its "Belt and Road" initiatives).

UPDATED 06/27/2017 Guardian, Trump Lawyer's Firm Steered Millions In Donations To Family Members, Files Show and NYT,  For New Lawyer on Trump’s Team, a Public Stumble Is Out of Character

Has our "new" alt-white-house hired a defrauding televangelist wannabe as its defense lawyer?

UPDATED 06/23/2017 WP, Obama’s Secret Struggle to Punish Russia for Putin’s Election Assault

As those responsible for hacking our Presidential Election of 2016 come into better focus it's not "somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds":



Maybe, our "new" alt-white-house was conflating Sergey Kislyak et al. with those responsible for hacking our Presidential Election of 2016?

UPDATED 06/21/2017 NYT, Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets and Bloomberg, Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

On day 150 our "new" alt-white-house's figurative anal sphincter constriction has produced a brain-dead presidency and comatose corpse, which is leaking sh*t and odoriferous stench. Supporters are arguing about who will pull the plug.

UPDATED 06/16/2017 NYT, Mr. Trump, Afghanistan Is Your War Now and AP, Troop plan for Afghanistan Seeks To Regain Battlefield Edge

It's unclear what our "new" alt-white-house thinks it will do by increasing the rock's mass in their atrocious Sisyphean scenario called Afghanistan?

UPDATED 06/16/2017 FP, Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ and WP, Trump lashes out at Russia probe; Pence hires a lawyer and NYT, Trump Acknowledges He Is Under Investigation in Russia Inquiry
UPDATED 06/15/2017 Atlantic, Senate Approves Russia Sanctions, Limiting Trump's Oversight and WP, Special Counsel Is Investigating Trump for Possible Obstruction of Justice, Officials Say


UPDATED 06/15/2017 USAToday, Trump Condos Worth $250 Million Pose Potential Conflict

The article demonstrates how time-consuming it is to trace limited liability corporation (LLC) and similar entities' financial transactions to the real or effective beneficiary(ies).

In response to our "new" alt-white-house giving the nation its middle-finger on financial disclosure our citizens must trace every LLC transaction connected with Trump and related organizations over the last thirty years! Transforming the resulting detailed diagram into a beautiful public art installation—opening at our United States Supreme Court in 2019!

Thereafter it can travel the entire United States as a continuous reminder to every wanna be politician and office holders that "we the people" give the middle-finger, when required, not some phony politician or office holder.

UPDATED 06/14/2017 Atlantic, A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention

A group of religious zealots (some might say wackos) gathering for their annual convention in Phoenix, Arizona struggled to condemn their belief in "white supremacy" dogma, which is a major pillar of our "new" alt-white-house.

It's no accident15 that our "new" alt-white-house gave its infamous "we're under siege speech" to a similar, but more extreme group of religious zealots last week.

UPDATED 06/13/2017 AP, Cabinet Members Gush Over Trump During Meeting



Has our "new" alt-white-house become so unstable and unfit that it is necessary to introduce the cabinet responsible for declarations of presidential incapacity (i.e. U.S. CONST. amend. XXIV, § 4 )?

America is fortunate to have people willing to serve our Constitution and nation. It is unfortunate they must serve in this unfit and unstable "new" alt-white-house. Alarmingly, some political appointees think they serve a person (e.g. Reince Priebus).


...and don't forget to laugh...


UPDATED 06/13/2017 NYT, Rosenstein Vows Mueller Will Have Independence in Russia Inquiry


UPDATED 06/12/2017 NYT, Justice Dept. Wants Lawsuit Against President Trump Thrown Out and Reuters, Maryland, District of Columbia Sue Over Payments To Trump Hotels


Our "new" alt-white-house is a continuous insult and embarrassment to our nation and citizenry—that our congressional leaders have attempted to defend its insult and embarrassment is odious and oppressive!


No Speaker Ryan our ""new" alt-white-house is not "frustrated"; it is f^cked up beyond fixing!


UPDATED 06/12/2017 Axios, Mueller Adds Muscle for Russia Investigation and Reuters, 'Nonsense': Powerful Republican Denounces White House Information Shut-out and FoxNews, Russia-Trump Campaign Collusion Probes Should End, RNC Chairwoman Says

Lighting the castle on fire while urging supporters to cross the moat before raising the draw bridge is a suicide strategy unlikely to help our "new" alt-white-house.


It's unclear whether the Republican Party et al.† is draining the moat or trying to fight the fire? Supporters are proclaiming they'll rise from the ashes, "God willing"!

† Speaker Paul Ryan was last seen in the moat and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has begun handing out flotation devices and explaining a moat is not a swamp.



Absent statements of jihad by our unfit, unpopular, unpatriotic, untrustworthy, unprincipled, unfaithful, undemocratic, unstable, unreformable "new" alt-white-house, the nation will likely benefit by awaiting the results of the 2018 midterm elections, investigations, and criminal charges, if any, in lieu of impeachment?

In the meantime a national commission can investigate all dimensions14 of Russia's influence on our 2016 Presidential Elections, including recommendations for our 2020 Presidential Elections.

The growing citizen siegeworks around our "new" alt-white-house should limit the nation's damage before resignation or riddance?



Unsurprisingly and wisely veteran Washington firms and lawyers see no upside in aiding an unfit, unpopular, unpatriotic, untrustworthy, unprincipled, unfaithful, undemocratic, unreformable and "new" alt-white-house, likely citing scheduling, client, or other conflicts. Perhaps the Kremlin can recommend a "good lawyer" or firm?




Arresting (criminal complaint) a leaker or whistle-blower of documents on Russia's hacking of our 2016 Presidential Election is just a prelude in the greater farce of our "new" alt-white-house.













It is difficult to understand our "new" alt-white-house's fundamental unfitness in discriminating friend and foe. Often publicly and blithely criticizing our nation's friends and complimenting its foes!

Our 115th United States Congress must intervene by adopting a concurrent resolution expressing our nation's full support for the NATO alliance and North Atlantic Treaty, Article 5.

The NATO and similar alliances are more than a balanced current account or strict adherence to an accounting ledger. It is unclear how publishing alt-white-house-twitter-toddler-tantrums will improve any current accounts or a non-existent NATO accounting ledger?







UPDATED 05/23/2017 WP, Trump Didn't Use The Phrase ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism' In Saudi Arabia Our "new" alt-white-house's bumbling approach to terrorism is likely to exacerbate problem.




A national commission will comprehensively investigate, understand, and document all the dimensions and implications of Russia's et al. meddling and influence in our most recent presidential election. Most importantly a national commission will make recommendations to prevent future recurrences.

The various independent investigations have different foci and jurisdiction, but go ahead in parallel as they work to unravel the convoluted facts, which has likely spanned several decades before culminating in the curious 2016 presidential election.


...and don't forget to laugh...






A national commission will comprehensively investigate, understand, and document all the dimensions and implications of Russia's et al. meddling and influence in our most recent presidential election. Most importantly a national commission will make recommendations to prevent future recurrences.

The various independent investigations have different foci and jurisdiction but go ahead in parallel as they work to unravel the convoluted facts, which has likely spanned several decades before culminating in the curious 2016 presidential election.

...and don't forget to laugh...



...and don't forget to laugh...



Governing our nation with liars, fools, and paranoid opportunists will likely produce few beneficial results, even with prayer and "God's" help!


Is it a miracle or sickness that anybody would work for our "new" alt-white-house? ...and when your not praying and seeking help from "God" don't forget to laugh...







One suspects that our "new" alt-white-house's outrageous and thuggish actions will increase by the day. Walling off this unfit, unbalance, unintelligible, outrageous, and increasingly thuggish "new" alt-white-house can reduce its harmful impacts and later cleanup costs.

...and don't forget to laugh...




The need to comprehensively understand all the dimensions and implications of Russia's et al. meddling and influence in our most recent presidential election justify a national commission. The national commission's investigation would go ahead independent of any Independent Counsel, Special Prosecutor, Special Counsel, or congressional committee.




Flynn's security clearance is irrelevant to whether he was acting in concert with Russia to influence the outcome of our 2016 Presidential Election. In the newspeak of our "new" alt-white-house responsibly for any concerted activity with Russia to influence the outcome of our 2016 Presidential Election belongs to those granting a security clearance! (Atlantic, Trump Tries to Blame Obama for the Flynn Scandal)

“The point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking … to annihilate truth.”--Garry Kasparov--
Is our "new" alt-white-house running or participating in a modern propaganda campaign against our nation? It certainly is working hard to annihilate truth and mock those pursuing it!

...but don't forget to laugh...



...mild nausea13 while millions vomit...please pass the barf bag!


Is it beneficial for our Congress et al. to suffer the results they've worked so hard creating and focus instead on what comes after our "new" alt-white-house, whenever that comes?

The loyal opposition can continue walling off our unfit, unbalance, and unintelligible "new" alt-white-house. Effectively block everything except golfing, tweeting, ranting and rallying and thereby reduce its harmful impacts and later cleanup costs?


...and don't forget to laugh...support our journalists, editors, and publishers who have done so much to breath life into our loadstar First Amendment...


Not the White House Correspondence Dinner

...sometimes we're unfamiliar with the courage required to assert  first amendment rights in places like Kazan, Russia:





...more unintelligible rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house...orders based in prayer, federalism, and extreme libertarian dogma (i.e. neo-anarchism) are unlikely to educate our children for their global, competitive, and cosmopolitan futures?

Supporters point out that: repetitively crying that America has been treated "unfairly"12 for too longbuilding a wallCanadian soft lumber anti-dumping casebombing nations; deploying carrier strike groups; nuclear defensive capabilities; perpetual and "proved" financial shenanigans; and their uniquely unqualified "unconventional" candidate will make America great again notwithstanding its undereducated population!

When asked what "uniquely unconventional" means supporters jokingly said "the ability to pull anything out of one's ass", except one's head12.



...hey, Congress it's not going to get any easier to end our nation's developing nightmare...



...Straight from Our "New" Alt-White-House's Ass12...



...don't forget to laugh...


...or for the less arbitrary and humorous 100 day monitors...



 Late Show Colbert (for the under 100 counters)

Supporters stressed that our "new" alt-white-house has had an "amazing-amazing 100 days" considering how "unfairly" it was treated by the press loving people who penned our Constitution and our "unfair" press (aka "Enemy of the People" or "Fourth Estate).





Our "new" alt-white-house begins constructing a wall...not to keep out immigrants, but nettlesome document requests from an ongoing congressional investigation of Russia's interference with our presidential election, 2016!


The GOP Establishment et al. may want to makeover their so-called "unconventional president" as "conventional" after a salvo of cruise missiles hit Iraq10 Syria,

but it remains our unfortunate11b, uncouth, unbalanced, untrustworthy, unacceptable, unAmerican11b, untruthful11d, unsavory, unsuitable, undemocratic11b, unethical11a, unprepared, unpresidential, unfit, uninformed11f, unbelievable, unhinged, unconstitutional, unintelligible11c, 11d, unpredictable, unpopular, unscrupulous, undignified11e, unimpeached, unpalatable, unviable, unsalvageable, and unreproved "new" alt-white-house!

Our "new" alt-white-house is an unmitigated global disgrace for America, which our citizenry and other coequal branches of government must contain and end asap. We need a do over not a makeover to rectify or end this continuing disgrace.



Our "new" alt-white-house is not headed for a train wreck, it is the train wreck! (LAT, Our Dishonest President)


Amid historically low job approval numbers after just 75 days, removal of Chairman Nunes as House poser-in-chief of the Russia election interference investigation9, ousting of its "chief strategist" from the National Security Council inter-agency Principles Committee, and the Senate's invocation of a so-called "nuclear options" to force partisan confirmation of its usurper Supreme Court nominee our "new" alt-white-house has begun gathering close relatives and family members. It's too early to tell if the gathering is a nepotistic call cry for help or a wake?





UPDATED 03/31/2017 Atlantic, ‘General Flynn Certainly Has a Story to Tell’  and WP, Trump’s White House Struggles to Get Out from Under Russia Controversy Well, .... a bona fide historic event for our "new" alt-white-house...a request for immunity from an axed acolyte before its 70th day of making America great again! Or as the Economist more poignantly pictures the 70 day historic milestone of our "new" alt-white-house:



Our "new alt-white-house and supporters have declared its scorecard at a "historic" 18 under par, calling the reports of its hundreds of mulligans, "fake news" generated by the "enemy of the people" (aka independent press) trying to "take down" our "new" alt-white-house!


...is the limit of irony's beauty unbounded?!



Alt-white-house propagandist cum provocateur and possible co-conspirator Devan Nunes is Exhibit B for immediately appointing a Special Prosecutor to investigate Russia et al.'s interference and possible cover-up in the Presidential Election 2016, regardless of Nunes' recusal or resignation.

Congress must focus on running our nation, to the extent that is possible given current circumstances.


The current investigation of our "new" alt-white-house is more complex than the 1972 Watergate or Pentagon Papers caper . However, Watergate and Pentagon Papers capers can remind us of the roll patience persistence plays when investigating powerful politicians, particularly the professional paranoid, dishonest, and serial lying politicos.

...but don't forget to laugh...




Mr. Schiff (D-CA) has called for an independent commission to investigate Russia interference in the Presidential Election 2016 after Chair Devin Nunes' (R-CA) shared data from an exclusive intelligence briefing with our "new" alt-white-house before other committee members.

Ranking member Schiff need not await the irregular behavior of Chairman Nunes before establishing an independent commission to thoroughly investigate Russia's interference in the Presidential Election 2016.



How long before the counter-intelligence investigation morphs into a criminal investigation?; appointment of special prosecutor?; and the naming of "new" alt-white-house indicted and unindicted co-conspirators?



Befuddled supports of our "new" alt-white-house have tentatively interpreted its latest rectum-rambling as "who man a fort" while reminding everybody of all its accomplishments after just 60 days!


Congress (or Judiciary) is not required to save voters from our "new" alt-white-house or its shockingly persistent recklessness and proctodynia rectalgia ramblings.

The California senior senator's observations that our "new" alt-white-house "...is going to get himself out..." is likely prescient. Or as some might say, when your head is that far up your rectum, asphyxiation is likely!

Although, it will benefit our nation et al. if California's senior senator and others begin building a rhetorical wall around our "new" alt-white-house. When it "goes" the experience will unlikely be de rigueur or pleasant for our nation et al. and citizenry.

Former Speaker Pelosi begins construction of the rhetorical-wall around our "new" alt-white-house by demanding an apology to the American people for its persistent recklessness and outrageous rectum-ramblings.


Transcript, Meet The Press 03-19-17, "This Sunday, credibility crisis. President Trump's unapologetic defense of his unsubstantiated claims."--Chuck Todd--



...more rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house...mindlessly chanting dogma will not maintain future environmental progress...



A democracy without "managed liberty" is a prequel to an authoritarian dictatorship, which will always profess it's remaking the nation great again!


On day 45 our "new" alt-white-house's figurative anal sphincter has further constricted the oxygen supply flowing to its "so-called" brains. Professionals have inserted oxygen tubing while they work to lessen the anal sphincter's increasing constriction. Life support equipment is on standby while supporters of our "new" alt-white-house continue to interpret all its rectum-ramblings...



... and an increasingly outraged media trying to understand the implications for America and our citizenry of our "new" alt-white-house's rectum-ramblings...



Our "new" alt-white-house asks the United States Attorney General if "separation of powers" is "legal" and pleads with Russian hackers to step up search of archives for any relevant FISA Court wiretapping warrants7.

On its 43rd day our "new" alt-white-house issues a proclamation blaming former President Obama for everything, which is not the fault of Hillary Clinton and declares America great, once again! Reminding supporters of all its accomplishment after just 43 days!

It seems so unfair that our "new" alt-white-house can so effortlessly and beautifully satirize itself!


It's not clear whether the majority members on our congressional intelligence committees are more interested in limiting any inquiry and damage control or conducting an in-depth investigation into Russia's 2016 Presidential Election meddling?




In the alt-reality of our "new" alt-white-house Sessions' possible participation in a criminal conspiracy to influence our 2016 Presidential Election, uniquely qualifies him to investigate it.

...and misleading Congress or worse during his confirmation hearing for United States attorney general about his contacts with the Russian government during the 2016 Presidential Election makes him especially "well qualified" to serve as attorney general in our "new" alt-white-house government.

It seems unfair that our "new" alt-white-house can so effortlessly and beautifully satirize itself!

...and...and...Sessions has just recuse himself. Sessions is already half way out the door of the office of the United States attorney general and our "new" alt-white-house has expressed "full confidence" in Sessions.




"...fake news have [sic] been with us for thousands of years, just think of the Bible..."


It's not necessary or even desirable to comprehensively understand and define a problem(s) before acting to mitigate or end it.




Hey Congress et al., how we doing on the inquires, processes, and procedures required to "repeal and replace"... our "new" alt-white-house?


Volkswagen must have written the software that reports our "new" alt-white-house "is running like a fine tuned machine"! Unfortunately, the damage inflicted by our "new" alt-white-house will likely exceed $18-20 billion by a large margin.

"Fine Tuned Machine" Comment Starts @ ~ 11:29

It's not just the economic policies of our "new alt-white-house, which are incoherent. The entire administration is demonstrating a disjointed incapacity to formulate any coherent policy!


A legal inquiry into annulling the 2016 Presidential Election should go ahead in parallel with all senate and special inquiries into illegal Presidential 2016 election electioneering.

Does a presidential candidate winning the popular vote obviate the need to rerun the 2016 Presidential Election? Or invoke the 12th Amendment? Or involve the House and Senate? (i.e. a presidential candidate winning the popular vote is the 45th president of the United States of America)?



After just 23 days5 our "new" alt-white-house's figurative anal sphincter is cutting off the oxygen supply to its "so-called" brains. The crash cart is rolling in response to a code blue and life support equipment is on standby if required to keep the corpse alive while supporters decide whether to pull the plug.

 


Our “new” alt-white-house tells our citizenry not to worry about "tough phone calls with foreign leader, as global tensions escalate.


“When you hear about the tough phone conversations I’m having, don’t worry about it. Just don’t worry about it. They’re tough. We have to be tough. It’s time we’re gonna be a little tough, folks.” --FT, 02/02/2017--

The “new” alt-white-house's Jim Jonesesque speech at this morning's National Prayer Breakfast is truly disquieting:


Huh..., can we begin impeachment proceedings now (a nascent effort) or must we await the shame, embarrassment, and damage to accumulate beyond repair?

Even the billionaire's are beginning to feel a chill:





Is our "new" alt-white-house already portending or pretending a clownish authoritarianism and admixture of delusional totalitarianism?


Huh..., can we begin impeachment proceedings now (a nascent effort) or must we await the shame, embarrassment, and damage to accumulate beyond repair?



Teleconference Oral Arguments schedule @ 3PM Feb 07, 2017 and Hilarious SNL Skit

Who would have predicted that our "new" alt-white-house could and would both belittle or praise our federal judges depending on their implementation of its pogrom program?

How will practices, which:
  • isolate; or 
  • withdraw; or 
  • bully businesses3
  • or strong-arm allies; 
  • or distort comparative advantages; or 
  • reverse technological frontiers; or 
  • threaten "gunboat diplomacy"
enhance America's leadership1?



"Counter-intelligence agents have investigated communications that President Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn had with Russian officials."


Wow, does this mean our “new” alt-white-house will have to borrow Chancellor Merkel's mobile if it wants any privacy?






-----notes------

1. Our “new” alt-white-house uses the phrase "make America great again" whatever that means? Nevertheless, one wonders how its practices are going to reverse its dystopian perception of America (Inaugural Address) and "make America great again"?

2. All current confirmation hearings should begin with a warning that our “new” alt-white-house is under active investigation by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which may result in the Presidential Election of 2016 being annulled for improper and illegal conduct!

3. UPDATED 02/01/2017  Those seeking to launch our nation on McCarthy-like hunts for chimera "terrorists" must understand the harm such hysterically fueled witch hunts can inflict (e.g. Google key employees leave for Baidu (百度)).

Our “new” alt-white-house must account with real data (as opposed to alt-data, invented-data, imaginary-data, false-data, or fictive-data etc.) for its current immigrant intercept program (i.e. how many terrorists versus doctors, engineers, scholars, mathematicians, biologists, physicists etc. it intercepts).



Our A “new” alt-white-house newspeak-spokesperson has indicated that of 325,000 persons arriving 109 were "inconvenienced" (CSPAN, White House Daily Briefing January 30, 2017 @~52Min). He did not say how many "terrorists" were among those 325,000 arrivals? But see AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on travel ban misleading, wrong by Alicia A. Caldwell and UPDATED 02/07/2017 NYT, Fact Check: President Donald Trump’s Immigration Order | The New York Times


Our “new” alt-white-house and its newspeak-spokespersons so routinely publish misleading, fictive, false, invented, incorrect, or inaccurate information that one wonders whether it's running an intentional misinformation-disinformation campaign against our citizenry4, admittedly tiny and tyro when compared and contrasted with comrade Putin's or is it nemets Adamov's campaigns?!



America didn't just send in the clowns we sent in the clowns' understudies, at least slightly less than half of America (see Reuters, Exclusive: Trump's Travel Ban Polarizes America - Reuters/Ipsos Poll)


Listen to the shocking interview" recently (February 05, 2017) given by our “new” alt-white-house and aired just before Super Bowl Fifty-one, which uses a propagandist's favorite technique, the "false equivalency". When told by the interviewer that "Putin's a killer..." the interviewee responds by pointing out that ...a lot of killers...we've got a lot of killers, what do you think our country's [America] so innocent..."


The interview is full of misinformation and disinformation targeting a large audience. Some of the interviewee's responses are fact checked by PolitiFact, Fact-checking Donald Trump’s Super Bowl Interview.

How long before our "new" alt-white-house begins to inform us that "even if it's a lie it's true" or even if it's true it's a lie"?


Countering misinformation and disinformation is about more than our "new" alt-white-house, but any American campaign to counter these strategic hybrid-tactics will fail without understanding and acknowledging when such tactics are used against our own citizenry.

Stated differently efforts by Senator Rob Portman to minimize the very active misinformation and disinformation campaign being run by our "new"alt-white-house against our citizenry is itself both misinformation and disinformation!


6. It's no laughing matter that our "new" alt-white-house is not just abusing the Executive Office of the President of the United States but the overwhelming majority of our citizenry.



8. A "SCIF" (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) is an accredited (expensive) Faraday cage usually disguised below the modern architecture of a building, which is intended to shield electromagnetic signals.


9. Our "new" alt-white-house has blamed former Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice for the Russia election interference investigation, NYT, Partial Transcript of President Trump’s Interview with The New York Times.

10. Our "new" alt-white-house reports it told President Xi during his enjoyment of the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you've ever seen (newspeak) that it had just launch 59 [cruise] missiles heading to Iraq...the reporter seeks clarification on which country the missiles were heading to...


... neither launching missiles at another country nor extravagant defense spending, or constant conflict a "conventional president" does not make...or does it?

11.




  • 11d. UPDATED 04/25/2017 AP, AP Fact Check: Misfires In Trump's AP Interview The press use euphemisms for our "new" alt-white-house's continuous, casual, and gratuitous (i.e. pathological) lying like a mother responding to her child's question, "what's a vagina or penis". (Also AP Fact Check for other "misfires" from our "new" alt-white-house ... don't forget to laugh)



    12. If our nation has been so "unfairly" treated by the rest of the world as our "new" alt-white-house continually and incorrectly proclaims one wonders how it has accumulated $18,036,648M of the $74,292,303M global 2015 (latest available) GDP?

    Yes, more nations are competing for a "fair" proportion of the global GDP to raise or keep up their living standards. Yes, current economic theory, environmental expectations, and technology possibility curves (and other miscellaneous constraints) will likely temporarily slow the growth rate of our global GDP, which justifiably frightens many nations' leaders.

    Fortunately, most of nations' leaders are not misbehaving as badly and stupidly as those with the largest proportions of existing global GDP (i.e. greatest perceived loss)! Certainly, those nations behaving badly and stupidly (e.g. nationalism, bombing, warring, bullying, isolationism, accusations of "unfairness" etc.) will not increase the growth rate of our global GDP by such misbehavior!

    The good news is that independently of some nations' bad and stupid behavior very smart people across nations are working hard to alter these perceived major constraints on our global GDP, which is no mean feat!

    Our "new" alt-white-house severely harms our nation and impedes solutions to these difficult global constraints with it bellicose, belligerent, bullying, and bigoted behavior. Instead of working to lessen these global constraints our "new" alt-white-house is using them to cynically appeal to a small segment of our electorate, which it incorrectly perceives as necessary to it political power.


    ...and don't forget to laugh...it's our journalist invoked, citizen protected, judiciary enforced, and "new" alt-white-house denigrated First Amendment, which enables the son of Indian immigrants to help us laugh at ourselves...


    13. UPDATED 05/05/2017 One wonders if OBE recipient, British SIS officer, and Tornio, Grand Duchy of Finland border control employee Harold Eric "Harry" Gruner (b. June 12, 1896) felt mildly nauseous as he dispatched Lenin on his journey to Finland Station, Petrograd?

    14. Researchers have understood for many years that Windows OS requires hardening and paper backup when used to officially tally votes. Some argue that hardening is insufficient.

    15. The SBC has a self-published membership of  15,294,764 dispersed among 46,793 churches (39,146 white) giving $9,154,427,472.







    Originally Published January 23, 2017; Last Updated July 18, 2017; Last Republished July 18, 2017: