Saturday, October 21, 2017

Restoring The American Dream Turning Into A Nightmare

Restoring the American dream may turn into a nightmare for the Republican Party as our "new" alt-white-house's jingoistic sloganeering begins to falter in the face of realpolitiks.
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UPDATED 10/21/2017 NYT, Kelly Delivers Fervent Defense of Trump Call to Soldier’s Widow and NewYorkMag, Trump’s Mindless Nihilism

It's shocking that any general would defend our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house, much less a distinguished general. No retired general should serve our  unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house. The only advice an active general should provide beyond their best analysis and assessment is that it should immediately resign the presidency.

It's clearly a misfortune for our nation that its electoral vote tally delivered power to our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house, but its citizenry are not required to recognized or defend that power. In fact a strong case can be made that our citizenry has a duty to make sure that it's only nominally held until resignation or removal.

Sullivan's insights on how and why reactionism regresses a person's response to their current or future environment is worthy of a journal article or monograph. Why does regressing 350 million people into the past seem rational to a reactionary (and ironically a terrorist wishing for a caliphate) than responding to their current and future environment?

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

UPDATED 10/19/2017 NYT, Trump, Chieftain of Spite and NewYorker, The Danger of President Pence and Guardian, Trump's Marriage to the Religious Right Reeks of Hypocrisy on Both Sides and NewYorker, How Anti-Trump Psychiatrists Are Mobilizing Behind the Twenty-Fifth Amendment

...prayers, an "unconventional" presidential-pervert, white-racists, "populists" and "nationalist protesters are distractions...don't forget to laugh...

SNL, Film Panel

SamBee, A Primer On Puerto Rico

WH, ["Unconventional"] President[-pervert] Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit

A coercive craziness compelling untenable choice between creed, colleague or collapse is enough to compel conversion to embrace of Christianity if "god" promises to change the channel...or we could just refuse to take part and end the craziness...

...and don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Obama Begins Calling American People to Console Them About Trump Being President

UPDATED 10/15/2017 Atlantic, Donald Trump's Impeachable Offense

Whereas Donald J. Trump stood beneath American flags on the steps of the United States Capitol on January 20, 2017, placed his hand on a Bible, and spoke these words:
I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States; and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.
Whereas the Constitution of the United States reads in part, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Whereas Trump has responded to news coverage he dislikes by advocating that the freedom of the press be abridged by bureaucrats and legislators; and by calling the press a public enemy and a target of his “drain the swamp” agenda...

This is sufficient, but wait there's more...much more...Atlantic, Donald Trump's Impeachable Offense.

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Accepts Larry Flynt’s Ten-Million-Dollar Offer for Information Leading to His Impeachment

SNL, Weekend Update on Harvey Weinstein 

UPDATED 10/13/2017 FWC, Can Anyone Check The President On Records Management? and  CREW, Crew V. Donald J. Trump, Executive Office Of The President and Case 1:17-cv-01228-CRC, Motion to Dismiss (Background: Unitary Executive and Federalist: Morrison v. Olson, 1988; Scalia Dissent)

The madness, misery, and mayhem of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house has shredded "unitary executive theory", but its Justice Department is still asserting it, at least with respect to its usage of "burn after read" apps!

The beauty of irony is boundless!

UPDATED 10/11/2017 Vox, “Insanity and folly”: experts on Trump’s proposal to build tens of thousands of nukes “We now know why Tillerson called Trump a moron.” and People'sDaily, As Korean Peninsula tension heats up, China tells US, DPRK to cool it and WT, Trump Wanted to Increase U.S. Nuclear Arsenal ‘Tenfold’ and NYT, Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Group Opposing Nuclear Weapons and NYT, Survivors Recount Horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and NatGeo, National Geographic Explorer - 24 Hours After Hiroshima

There is an unquantifiable qualitative difference between an American President who visits and speaks with survivors of a nuclear holocaust and one, whose rectum-ramblings demonstrates a diagnosable and untreated unbalance that threatens to destroy an entire nation!

All our citizens who voted for our "new" unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced alt-white-house owe our nation and the entire world an apology†!

While China works with trusted long-time friends and United States diplomats to contain North Korea our Congress must stop pretending to accommodate a pathological codependency with our "new" unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced alt-white-house and take immediate actions to contain and replace it.

† It's difficult to apologize when you're carrying torches and chanting nationalist and white supremacist slogans futility hoping to restore an illusion in history when you perceived yourself as oppressors and not the oppressed.

The beauty of irony is boundless!

UPDATED  10/13/2017 Frontline, Scott Pruitt Says That EPA Will Repeal the Clean Power Plan and ScientificAmerican, China’s Moment: Seeing a Chance to Lead, China Is Deploying Clean Energy, Quantum Satellites and Genomics
"...Instead Xi, a former chemist, staunchly reaffirmed his country’s commitment to investing in renewable energy and meeting its emissions goals. In fact, China is already blowing past some of its targets....The backbone of China’s rise in this realm is its 13th [ChinaDaily, Focus on 2016-2020“Five-Year Plan,” (中国五年计划) which counts on scientific research and technology to be key drivers of economic growth. The result is a staggering $1.2 trillion devoted to R&D between 2016 and 2020. Of that, $373 billion is slated to go to renewable energy alone. Additionally, a 10-year “Made in China 2025” initiative supports progress in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, biotechnology and electric vehicles..."--SA, October 2017--
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UPDATED 10/10/2017 Reuters, U.S. Voting Commission Vice Chair Urged New Voting Restrictions and ACLU, Fighting Voter Suppression

UPDATED 10/10/2107 Atlantic, American Kakistocracy
"Kakistocracy is a term that was first used in the 17th century; derived from a Greek word, it means, literally, government by the worst and most unscrupulous people among us. More broadly, it can mean the most inept and cringeworthy kind of government...Moreover, Republican leaders, especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have blown up most of the remaining norms about how laws are developed, debated, and enacted...but the problem is deeper and worse when ineptitude joins with venality and recklessness, and when the stakes are far more than baseball pennants." --Atlantic--
...and the Republican Party donors are thinking that their corrupt congressional vassals and "new" unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced alt-white-house kakistocracy are grifters...

...the beauty of irony is boundless!...and sometimes chaotically and balefully dangerous...

...but don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Knocked Out in First Round of White House I.Q.-Test Tournament After Losing to Betsy DeVos

Comparing the unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house to imaginary scenes from an unsupervised adult day care is like comparing scenes from "Girl Interrupted" with "Daddy Day Care":

Girl Interrupted (1999)                  Daddy Day Care (2003)

...and it's useful to remember that most, if not all the Republican Party, including Senator Corker went to great efforts "promoting, packaging, and protecting" our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house!

UPDATED 10/06/2017 Reuters, U.S. special counsel's investigators met author of 'Trump dossier': source and AP Source: Mueller Team Questions Ex-Spy on Trump Dossier and Newsweek,Robert Mueller's Team Interview Trump Dossier’s Christopher Steele and VanityFair, How Ex-Spy Christopher Steele Compiled His Explosive Trump-Russia Dossier

Now would be a good time to set up the long-delayed Russian 2016 Presidential Election Interference and White House Oversight Commission†, which will augment ongoing investigations and conduct daily oversight of our "new" alt-white-house pending the conclusion of all investigations.

† Our "new" alt-white-house is so obviously unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced that confirmation by 27 professional psychologists and psychiatrists is redundant (The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President).

UPDATED 10/05/2017 WPOpinion, Trump’s coverup now makes sense

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† Our nation has a nefarious and mostly unscientific history with the word "moron" (see JSTOR, Who Is a Moron?, Henry H. Goddard The Scientific Monthly Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan., 1927), pp. 41-46). How ironic that our racist "new" alt-white-house's chaos compels us to reëxamine that history.

...and laugh...

UPDATED 10/04/2017 ProPublica, Robert Mueller Subpoenas an Associate of the Man Who Hired Michael Flynn as a Lobbyist

UPDATED 10/14/2017 DoD, Hurricane Relief and FEMA, Hurricane Maria Updates and GovPuertoRico, Maria Recovery Status Dashboard and DOD, USNS Comfort: How the Hospital Ship Helps During Disasters and DoD, DoD Continues to Provide More Response Capacity to Puerto Rico and Intercept, House Republicans Warn Congress Not To “Bail Out” Puerto Rico and Intercept, Puerto Rico Relief Bill Cancels $16 Billion In Debt — But Not For Puerto Rico and Vox, Everything That's Been Reported About Deaths In Puerto Rico Is At Odds With the Official Count  and MoJ, House Democrats Call for Investigation of Trump’s Puerto Rico Response and FBI, FBI Seeking Public Assistance About Misappropriation of Emergency Funds and USAToday, Who Will Rebuild Puerto Rico As Young Professionals Leave Island After Hurricane Maria?

The "Freedom Caucus" gets it precisely wrong. There is no need to distinguish between the hurricane and cowboy-cannibal-capitalist destruction costs when upgrading, rebuilding and restoring Puerto Rico's  electrical grid, telecommunications, and infrastructure. Just fund all costs necessary to modernize, upgrade, rebuild, and restore Puerto Rico's electricity grid, telecommunications, and infrastructure.

Pretend that the "Militarist Wing" of the Republican Party has ordered the "Freedom Wing" of the Republican Party to pay for all costs for clean-up after the "Cowboy-Cannibal-Capitalist Wing" of the Republican Party has invaded, looted, and destroyed Puerto Rico!

Puerto Rico et al. should not suffer because the Republican Party is fast morphing into the "Party of Madness, Mayhem, and Misery"!

†† The $36B mentioned by the House Speaker is for all hurricane relief ($5B for Puerto Rico)! That amount is only a small part of what Puerto Rico requires, not to mention Texas and Florida! Total 2017 hurricane relief spending will be in the several hundreds of billions of dollars!

If the corporations ran out of Puerto Rico as soon as the "tax-incentives" ran out why not use direct payments instead of tax-incentives? 

....and Reuters, As Trump set to visit Puerto Rico, 95 percent lack power and Reuters, Special Report: The bankrupt utility behind Puerto Rico’s power crisis and Intercept, Puerto Rican Debt Holders Respond To Catastrophic Hurricane By Offering Puerto Rico More Debt and Intercept, We Can Finally Identify One Of The Largest Holders Of Puerto Rican Debt

...and DoD, DoD Boosts Personnel Aiding Hurricane Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico and Vox, Army Corps: Puerto Rico looks a lot like Iraq in 2003 and Reuters, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to 'get to work' on Puerto Rico [lawmakers should demand our "new" alt-white-house "get out", as in resign or be impeached—its been "working", which is the problem not a solution!]

A steady stream of rectum-ramblings out of our "new" alt-white-house's Twitter account is unhelpful and irrelevant. We need to read situation reports, which show Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan is making speedy and continuous progress normalizing a devastated San Juan, Puerto Rico.

† Our nation has a nefarious and mostly unscientific history with the word "moron" (see JSTOR, Who Is a Moron?, Henry H. Goddard The Scientific Monthly Vol. 24, No. 1 (Jan., 1927), pp. 41-46). How ironic that our racist "new" alt-white-house's chaos compels us to reëxamine that history.

UPDATED 09/30/2017 Atlantic, Trump Says His Tax Plan Won't Benefit the Rich—He's Exactly Wrong and Reuters, Rich would benefit most from Trump tax cut plan: policy group

Our "new" alt-white-house is  not even "exactly wrong" since that implies its rectum-ramblings are worth evaluating for truth, accuracy, and correctness. It's "exactly FUBAR"! We've been waiting 252 days, 2 hours, 21 minutes and 52 seconds for the "shit-scoopers" to clean up before the stench and pathogens further sicken our nation!

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

UPDATED 09/27/2017 Vox, Trump tweeted about a new Iran missile test that didn’t happen

An American government that gets pranked by a ballistic missile launch is not in control, which in the case of our "new" alt-white-house is simultaneously good and sad [sic] news.

UPDATED 09/25/2017 WP, What we know about the 21 states targeted by Russian hackers snd AP, Federal Government Notifies 21 States of Election Hacking

UPDATED 09/26/2017 Atlantic, Kneeling for Life and Liberty Is Patriotic and WT, Trump blasts pro athletes who protest national anthem: ‘Get that son of a b— off the field’ and Atlantic, Trump's War of Words with Black Athletes and NYT Trump Blasts Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: ‘U Bum.’

...more rectum ramblings from our unstable, unwell, unfit  and unpatriotic† "new" alt-white-house...

...propagandist need only cut-and-paste the media coverage of our "new" alt-white-house by CNN, NYT, and WP et al...

...instructive and interesting speeches from a 1965 Oxford Union forum...
"...In the case of the American Negro, from the moment you are born every stick and stone, every face, is white. Since you have not yet seen a mirror, you suppose you are, too. It comes as a great shock around the age of 5, 6, or 7 to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has not pledged allegiance to you. It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians, and although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you..." —NYT quoting James Baldwin, The American Dream and the American Negro

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† American presidents and patriots do not opportunistically incite, amplify, encourage, or engage in nationalistic white supremacy race-baiting . Unfortunately, firing our "new" alt-white-house is not as easy as on reality television.

UPDATED 09/20/2017 WP,Manafort Offered to Give Russian Billionaire ‘Private Briefings’ on 2016 Campaign and NYT, Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President and NYT, With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone and BBC, FBI Wiretapped Trump Campaign Chief Paul Manafort - Reports and WP, RNC Taps Legal Account To Help Pay For Lawyers For President Trump and Son Donald Jr. In Russia Probes Wow, things are getting a lot more interesting than a United States Presidential Election.

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

One suspects that aluminium is likely to become a focus, if it isn't already?

The beauty of irony is boundless!

UPDATED 09/19/2017 WPOpinion, ‘The First White President’ Is A ‘Bad Dude’
UPDATED 09/22/2017 NYT, Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress and CBSNews, Why a Facebook Warrant Could Signal A Turning Point In Mueller's Investigation and BI, Mueller Just Obtained A Warrant That Could Change The Entire Nature Of The Russia Investigation and NYT, RT, Sputnik and Russia’s New Theory of War and WP, Will America Finally Wise Up To The Russian Media War On Our Democracy?

...are extraordinarily interesting antitrust, public utility regulation, and Facebook-Weibo discrimination discussions imminent...the irony of our "new" alt-white-house jingoistic shouting sloganeers being "played" by Russia's propagandists is beautiful...MAGA...,but

UPDATED 09/17/2017 USN, What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us
UPDATED 09/15/2017 Newsweek, RT Claims Its Associates Asked To Register As Foreign Agents In U.S. and  MoJo, Michael Flynn Jr. Is Being Investigated in the Federal Russia Probe and Hill, Clinton 'convinced' of collusion by Trump associates in election and WP, U.S. moves to ban Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage and NYT, Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software Is Ordered Off U.S. Government Computers and Bloomberg, House Democrat Pushes for Facebook Testimony on Russia Collusion

Well, the "basket of deplorables" is rapidly morphing into the "dumpster of deplorables"!

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

LateNight, Mueller Goes for the Kill, Trump Pushes Tax Cuts: A Closer Look

DailyShow, Trump Supporters Sour Over a Bipartisan DACA Deal

Even the "dumpster of deplorables" are calling for impeachment! What's next? NewYorkerSatire, In Stunning New Deal with Democrats, Trump Agrees to Be can't make this stuff up, but you can sure enjoy the laughter!

UPDATED 09/16/2017 WP, The right disdains identity politics. But President Trump is proof it works for them, too and CBS, Steve Bannon on 60 Minutes and CBS, Steve Bannon's Not Done on 60 Minutes Overtime and Atlantic: Will Donald Trump Destroy the Presidency?How Trump Is Ending the American EraThe Autocratic Element 

It's impossible to make sense out of Bannon's muddled mess of loopy "economic nationalism" assertions and other conflicting nonsense. His nonsense is likely to become more muddled after his Hong Kong speech (WP, Bannon’s views on China depend on whom he is talking to and NYT, Stephen Bannon, Outspoken Critic of China, Has Subtler Message in Hong Kong Visit and Qz, Steve Bannon, ideologue of “economic war” with China, says the way China runs its economy is “brilliant”)?

How ironic that nations are beginning to "route around America" as they look to Germany et al. for benchmark economic liberalism! 

Pursuing state economic power at the expense of the individuals' welfare is difficult for democracies to reconcile as TE Gregory reminds us in his 1931 article:

"... As I understand it, economic nationalism regards it as the duty of the State to foster the economic power of the State rather than the economic welfare of the individuals composing the State. Of course it is necessary in democratic communities to reconcile the welfare of individuals with the ends of the State itself, and therefore it is sometimes argued that policies which further the economic power of the State are also policies which further the economic welfare of individuals. A large part of the ideology and dialectic of modern protectionism is concerned with trying to prove that the policies which further the power of States as such are also policies which further the well-being of individuals as individuals. But I think it is characteristic of the attitude of those who believe in economic nationalism that, when there is a conflict between the welfare of individuals on the one hand and the power of the State on the other, they say one ought, taking the world as it is, to choose deliberately, as a matter of rational calculation, the power of the State rather than the welfare of the individuals as the end to be pursued..."--Economic Nationalism, Royal Institute of International Affairs 1931-1939), Vol. 10,  No. 3 (May, 1931), pp. 289-306, TE Gregory--

When States pursue economic nationalism it does not end well. (an interesting review of economic nationalism by David Levi-Faur).

“He is unlikely to be contained by norms and customs, or even by laws and the Constitution.”--Jack Goldsmith, 2017-- a "dumpster of deplorables" on fire and pushing it around Washington D.C. or American streets is unlikely to drain the swamp of "elites"...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, CBS Criticized for Airing Graphic Horror Program Without Viewer Advisory

UPDATED 09/07/2017 Atlantic, The First White President: The foundation of Donald Trump’s Presidency Is The Negation Of Barack Obama’s Legacy and WP, I Ran Congress’ 9/11 investigation. The Intelligence Committees Today Can’t Handle Russia and NYT, The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election and Facebook, An Update On [Russia's] Information Operations On Facebook and BusInsider, House Intel chair [apparatchik Devin Nunes] Threatens Attorney General and FBI Director Over Trump-Russia Dossier

Congress must authorize and fund an independent commission to publicly investigate Russia's et al. efforts to influence our United States Presidential Election of 2016. The commission must have complete authority to investigate, compel evidence, and publish its findings and recommendations.

You can expect to hear Nixonian-era arguments that our president is the law...think unitary executive will be an interesting deja vu ride... 

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

UPDATED 09/05/2017 NYT, Jeff Sessions Announces End of DACA and NewYorker, Obama Cruelly Taunted Trump in Letter Riddled with Multisyllabic Words and JSTOR, Charlottesville Syllabus: Readings On The History Of Hate In America and JSTOR, Wittgenstein On Whether Speech Is Violence and TedEd, The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall

Sessions's asserts former President Obama overreached with DACA.

All this talk about "rule of wall law" from our "new alt-white-house, which has specialized in coercively building "walls":

UPDATED 09/01/2017 SA, The Unfortunate Fallout of Campus Postmodernism 

The tension between Nicolaus Copernicus et al. and zealots continues postmodern with much less carnage and fallout, which is itself progress!

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UPDATED 09/01/2017 Guardian, Trump-Russia Inquiry: What You Missed In A Week Dominated By Harvey and Bloomberg, Kushners’ China Deal Flop Was Part of Much Bigger Hunt for Cash

China's restrictions on capital outflows has much impeded Angbang Insurance Group et al. from financing overseas deals like 666 Fifth Avenue making it a highly unlikely funding source. One suspects our "new" alt-white-house is compulsorily disclosing a lot more than tax returns.

California's senior octogenarian senator's expression of hope for our "new" alt-white-house is very likely hoping that our nation does not endure years of fighting for a more diverse nation. To state it nicely, the facts belie the senior senator's fanciful expression of hope that a septuagenarian white racist president and supporters can or will change.

Moreover, unless corralled and removed it's highly likely that our "new" alt-white-house will continue perpetuating the Republican Party's antiquated "southern strategy" for perceived personal and political gain.

Instead of hoping our white racist president and supporters will change Congress must make it "perfectly clear" that they intend to corral our "new alt-white-house, pending its removal and replacement. Understandably many in Congress are declining to publicly state that our "new" alt-white-house is unfit lest they create an irremovable duty to remove such presidency and the political impossibility of doing so!

One wonders, which branch of our government is more "unfit"...the unstable, unwell, and unfit executive or a Congress unable to declare it so and respond appropriately?

"...To believe Mr Trump will change is to unlearn everything we know about him..." quoting 

...we'd have to do more than "unlearn everything"...we'd be more delusional than Trump...or actively aiding and abetting him...don't forget to laugh...

† Refreshingly the talented junior senator from California is well below the average age of senators in the 115th Congress (61.8 years). Hopefully, California's senior senator and oldest member of the Senate at age 84 will soon say phooey to Washington: 

  • immediately announce her retirement; and
  • collect her gold watch for a job well done over many years; and 
  • return to the admiring residents of San Francisco, CA; and 
  • focus on teaching and preparing young aspiring women for congressional careers as principled and effective politicians.

Young senators and representatives able to immediately declare any pussy grabbing delusional racist wannabe president "unfit" for the office of dog catcher, much less the Executive Office of the Presidency of the United StatesMaybe some day the average age of a junior female senator will be well below that of the junior senator from California?

UPDATED 10/20/2017 NewYorkMag, Judge Rules That Trump Pardon Doesn’t Erase Joe Arpaio’s Conviction and NewYorker, The Arpaio Pardon Dangerously Accelerates Trump’s Assault on the Rule of Law and NewYorker, New Additions to the Dictionary A glossary for our "new" alt-white-house.

Any update to our "new" alt-white-house glossary should include the following term:

Apaiodon:  What a lawless and racist president does to show defiant appreciation for a convicted sheriff's contemptible pursuit of prohibited racist law enforcement policies.

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It's unsurprising that our unstable, unwell, and unfit "new" alt-white-house seeks to divide America and reverse our nation's significant progress on diversity. These blatant efforts to perpetuate the antiquated Republican Party's "southern strategy", albeit across a smaller base of white-religious-racist-zealots, are highly likely to fail.

But, their efforts are likely to inflict significant damage to our nation, although nothing on the scale of our Civil War carnage. Such are the costs of progress!

Use jingoistic slogans and symbols, if you must....then it was white racists wearing "red shirts" it is white racists wearing "red hats"...

UPDATED 08/25/2017 WP, Trump confronts unprecedented public rebuke by Gary Cohn after Charlottesville and Reuter, Russian Hackers Feel the Heat as Trump Seeks Warmer Moscow Ties and WP, Trump’s Obsession: Russia, Russia, Russia and 7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia and USAToday, Amid Mounting bipartisan concerns, debate over Trump's mental health takes off and SNL, Donald Trump Phoenix Rally Cold Open

Our "new" alt-white-house's stability is highly unlikely to improve. Awaiting its implosion before planning for its replacement seems unwise. Neither a strongman nor fearful citizens of a kakistocracy are likely to welcome such planning, but that seems irrelevant.

...don't forget to laugh...they're baaaaaack...

UPDATED 08/24/2017 Time, President Trump Ranted For 77 Minutes in Phoenix. Here’s What He Said and Nature, US Science Envoy Resigns to Protest Trump Policies and Nature, US Government Disbands Climate-science Advisory Committee and NYT, McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

...more rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house, which is developing into a kakistocracy trafficking in prevarication (WP, President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000), psychotic belief, and pretentiousness. It's useful to recall that an estimated 60 million of our citizenry voted for this hate filled, delusional and destructive kakistocracy!...

...but it's the media's fault... so we can continue a presidency of precision that's "fake news"...

...ok, Colbert is funnier...

...liars pursuing a populist-putsch are likely not too concerned with unity, regular order, congress, or relationships...their currency is chicanery, coercion, cliché, and chaos...

UPDATED 08/21/2017 Guardian (opinion), How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists Russ Feingold and Reuters, Trump fires adviser Bannon and NYT, Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview

Well, we're a little closer to annulment3 of our Presidential Election of 2016, which has resulted in the national catastrophe to chaos called our "new" alt-white-house!

"...if you think they're going to give your country back without a fight you're sadly mistaken. Everyday, everyday it is going to be a fight and that is what I'm proudest about Donald Trump..."--Steve Bannon--
It would be helpful for our "new" alt-white-house to specifically articulate or describe what country it's fighting everyday to take back...and from whom...and for whom...and whether it's seeking to fight a second or new Civil War?

Our intrepid journalists must continue doing what they've done since the beginning of our nation. Unflinchingly document and publish the most current, complete, and exact record of our governments' behavior, whether reprehensible and repugnant (e.g. acting as cheerleader-in-chief for white supremacist and neo-Nazi rallies) or virtuous (e.g. support sequencing of the Human Genome).

...more rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house—its misinformation and disinformation campaign against our citizenry on full display in all its glory...

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

More rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house, which is highly unlikely to help mitigate our nation's past or prepare for its future.

It seems useful to recall that the Republican Party has exploited, if not directly encouraged a southern white nationalist credo for many years and now finds it difficult to extract itself from their hurtful and harmful past.

Kudos to Merck et al.! One wonders why any of our corporations or citizens would associate or work with and aid2 our "new" alt-white-house in any way?

More rectum-ramblings from our "new" alt-white-house where "fire, fury, and feeblemindedness" trumps "locked, loaded, and loony"!

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Usually you distinguish between a pathological, compulsive, and sociopath liar, but when referring to our "new" alt-white-house you can use all three interchangeably. The congressional Republicans and others that refuse to call our "new" alt-white-house a liar may want to peruse this recently updated New York Times collection of lies since its swearing-in just 195 days ago and stop obsequiously deferring to a pathological, compulsive, and sociopath liar.

It's not clear how or why the Democrats (or the ubiquitous "they") could or would orchestrate the "witch hunt", "fake news", or "phony" Russia investigation in response to a lost election or to make them "feel better" or as an excuse or becasue they have "nothing else to talk about"? Here is some "real news", when you tired of the "fake news":

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It's likely our "new" alt-white-house and nation are on an inexorable collision course. The nation's recovery will dependent on correct and independent records documenting the collision path. A national commission can use theses facts to investigate, reconstruct, analyze, and recommend ways to avoid future collisions and carnage.

It would take a general and SEAL Team Six to avoid the stunning conflict, chaos, collusion, cover-up, and colossal collision course† of our "new" alt-white-house! Our national carnage will likely be unavoidably considerable.

† Congress should create a national commission to untangle the course and recommend changes. Our Congress's paralysis when confronted with our ignominious "new" alt-white-house is part of the national carnage.

Scaramucci will fit right in1 with the imploding Republican Party and our immolating "new" alt-white-house.

Hey, at least he wasn't addressing a Girl or Boy Scouts Jamboree and as Vice President Pence et al. might say ... at least you know where he stands!

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

Our "new" alt-white-house never had a "fine-tuned machine". We can expect many more temper tantrums as the presidential-play-pen fills with sh!t and all but Vice President Pence et al. flee the scads of sh!t.
" of the great things about this president is you always know where you stand..." -Vice President Pence July 27, 2017 interview with Fox News--
"The Wall"
Americans are beginning to understand where they stand and the odor is overwhelmingly unpleasant and noxious.

It's unclear why the leaders of our nation have been exempt from mental health evaluation by responsible professionals? Coupled with comprehensive healthcare, which includes parity for mental health our leaders can seek treatment, become better leaders, and set an example for our nation in the 21st century.

What better way to educate and tell our citizenry about all aspects of beneficial mental health than real-time case study of our leaders? And what better way of changing our nation's punitive mental health model to a preventative one?

† American Psychoanalytic Association differs from the American Psychiatric Association, which continues to abide by an archaic and arbitrary rule depriving our citizenry of responsible evaluation of our leader's mental health status.

After hearing the disturbing drivel from our unstable, unwell, and unfit "new" alt-white-house to the Boy Scouts gathered for their annual jamboree who could blame the Girl Scouts for seeking an injunction?

Those interested in understanding our unwell, unstable, and unfit "new" alt-white-house's baleful bearing will want to peruse the entire speech:


It is not clear that Scaramucci would have ever qualified for the financial divestiture benefit he requested. Our media is reporting that he had not received a financial divestiture benefit certificate, which are public documents.

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

History informs us that some corporations will aid our "new" alt-white-house as the harm it ignores, incites, or inflicts intensifies:

Affirmatively staying on:

--General Motors, CEO Mary Barra (SP)

--Cleveland Clinic, CEO Toby Cosgrove (SP)

--JP Morgan Chase, CEO Jamie Dimon (SP)

--Wal-Mart, CEO Doug McMillon (SP)

--Boeing, CEO Dennis Muilenberg (MJ)

--Blackstone Group, CEO Stephen Schwarzman (SP)

--General Electric, former CEO Jack Welch (SP)

--Dell, CEO Michael Dell (MJ)

--Whirlpool, CEO Jeff Fettig (MJ)

--Johnson & Johnson, CEO Alex Gorsky (MJ)

--General Electric, CEO Jeff Immelt (MJ)

--Timken, CEO Rich Kyle

--Campbell Soup, CEO Denise Morrison (MJ)

--Alliance for American Manufacturing, CEO Scott Paul (MJ)

--Newell Brands, CEO Michael Polk (MJ)

--International Paper, CEO Mark Sutton (MJ)

--Corning, CEO Wendell Weeks (MJ)

No specific comment on plans:

--BlackRock, CEO Larry Fink (SP)

--BCG (Boston Consulting Group), CEO Rich Lesser (SP)

--Boeing, former CEO Jim McNerney (SP)

--Pepsico, CEO Indra Nooyi (SP)

--Global Infrastructure Partners, Chairman Adebayo Ogunlesi (SP)

--IBM, CEO Virginia Rometty (SP)

--Stanford University/Hoover Institution, Kevin Warsh, visiting fellow (SP)

--EY (Ernst & Young), CEO Mark Weinberger (SP)

--IHS Markit, Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin (SP)

--Dow Chemical, CEO Andrew Liveris (MJ)

--Nucor Corp., CEO John Ferriola (MJ)

--United Technologies, CEO Greg Hayes (MJ)

--Lockheed Martin, CEO Marillyn Hewson (MJ)

--Dana Inc., CEO Jim Kamsickas (MJ)

--3M, CEO Inge Thulin (MJ)

Retired from company and council:

--Ford Motor, former CEO Mark Fields (MJ)

--Arconic, former CEO Klaus Kleinfeld (MJ)

--U.S. Steel, former CEO Mario Longhi (MJ)

--Caterpillar, former CEO Doug Oberhelman (MJ)

​​​​​​​Assessing decision:

AFL-CIO, President Richard Trumka and Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee (MJ)

3. Impeachment is not a proper or exclusive remedy for a fraudulent election. It's possible for a political impeachment and conviction to precede a legal ruling, which annuls our Presidential Election of 2016.

Originally Published July 24, 2017; Last Updated October 21, 2017; Last Republished October 21, 2017:

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