Monday, November 13, 2017

Restoring The American Dream Turning Into A Nightmare

Restoring the American dream may turn into a nightmare for the Republican Party as our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house's jingoistic sloganeering begins to falter in the face of realpolitiks.
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UPDATED 11/16/2017 Atlantic, Taking Putin's Word For It and NYT, Full Transcript of Trump’s Remarks on Russia and Atlantic, 'These Are Not The Actions of an Innocent Man' and Reuters, Trump Says He trusts Putin's Denials Of Election Meddling and Frontline, The Putin Files Playlist ...more rectum-ramblings from our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house...
"...“Beyond a reasonable doubt” is the standard for criminal justice. It’s not the standard for counter-intelligence determinations. The preponderance of the evidence ever-more clearly indicates: In ways we cannot yet fully reckon—but can no longer safely deny—the man in the Oval Office has a guilty connection to the Russian government. That connection would bar him from literally any other job in national security except that of head of the executive branch and commander- in-chief of the armed forces of the United States..."--Atlantic, David Frum Nov 2017--
...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Eric Trump Asks Dad if He Can Have Donald, Jr.,’s Room...NewYorker, Trump Warns That Dumping Roy Moore Could Start a Dangerous Trend of Believing Women

( case you've forgotten how our  unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house was elected...)

UPDATED 11/12/2017 MTP, Meet the Press - November 12, 2017 (transcript) and Senate, United States Senate Expulsion Cases and Wikipedia, Expulsion from the United States Congress

UPDATED 11/11/2017 WP, Alabama state official defends Roy Moore, citing Joseph and Mary: ‘They became parents of Jesus’ and As Roy Moore declines to step aside, a tale of two Republican parties emerges

Our  unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house isn't just scrapping the bottom of the barrel for Republican Party senate candidates, it's pulling them out of  its ass—Republican Party hashtag "make America great again"!

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Virginia and New Jersey Elect Governors Totally Lacking Reality-Show Experience

UPDATED 11/09/2017 NYT, In a City of Firsts, Hoboken Elects a Sikh as Mayor  and VDE, 2017 November General Virginia Department of Elections Unofficial Results
"...we live in a very diverse society [and] it is getting more diverse every day. It is that diverse society that makes this country great..."--Virginia Governor Elect Ralph Northam, November 2017--
Our demagogic and dogma preaching politicians have forgotten, if they ever knew, what makes America great. It is our "great big beautiful" biodiversity†!

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

LateNight, The Check In: Who Is Sam Clovis?

LateNight, Trump's Approval Rating, Animal Manure Notebooks

† Nature's randomness may need diversity in ways, which our species has yet to understand? It seems ignorant and dangerous to cut or end diversity and substitute dogma for understanding? Abandoning reason for "god" will not alter nature's randomness, but enables dogma to supersede understanding, usually "god" appeasing dogma!

If you like fantastic stories try this one:

Neither prayers and dogma nor appeasement of "gods" needed.

UPDATED 11/07/2017 Spiegel, Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness and WP, Leaked Documents Reveal Financial Habits of The Queen and Trump Officials and ICIJ, Offshore Trove Exposes Trump-Russia Links And Piggy Banks Of The Wealthiest 1 Percent

"...To all of this, Trump seems oblivious. He is contemptuous of principle. Words cascade from his mouth and they mean nothing, because when a man of moral emptiness tries to exhort a nation to greatness the only thing communicated is pitiful, almost comical, hypocrisy.
President Trump has yet to meet a strongman who does not elicit his sympathy or a multilateral organization that does not prompt his disdain..."--Spiegel, November 06, 2017--
It is obvious to all but the most doltish, deluded, or dogma driven that our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house's head is up its ass! What is not so obvious is what measures, if any Congress and Judiciary will take to mitigate the grave harm, which our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house is causing our nation?

Contrary to the rectum-rambling of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house America is neither becoming great again nor immune to a self-inflicted implosion and destruction.

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Poll: Trump Accomplishing Little in Final Year as President

LateNight, Trump's Visit to Asia, Woman Flips Off Trump's Motorcade (Guardian, Woman who gave Donald Trump the middle finger fired from her job and WP, Woman fired for flipping off Trump’s motorcade)

"...The purpose of Mr Mueller’s investigation is not to take down Mr Trump. It is to make it harder for foreign governments to interfere in future elections..."--Economist, November 04, 2017--
It is the job of Congress to "take down" our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house, which is a grave threat to our nation irrespective of the harebrained intelligence and campaign collusion scheme to influence the 2016 Presidential election outcome.

Hoping to blame the Russians and not our citizenry or dysfunctional nation for inflicting this grave harm is convenient and easier to rationalize, if  not accurate.

November 03, 2017, added Gordon D. Gordon

Guess it's too early to put our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house under court ordered house arrest as a "flight and defection" risk?

A "fake federal special counsel" has filed a "big beautiful fake criminal indictment" in a "big beautiful fake United States District Court for the District of Columbia" against our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house's "fake former campaign chair, Paul J. Manafort Jr. and his associate Rick W. Gates III".

How appropriate that on the night before Halloween (aka All Saints' Day†) the "witch-hunt" continues...

† Although, our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house has not yet been declared a saint by our religious zealots many seem to support their man model of christian character?

Senator Angus King could not be more wrong when he asserts that Russia is taking advantage of our free press and our open society and driving divisions:
"...They have discovered a way to turn the strengths of our country and the West against ourselves," he said. "I call it geopolitical jiu-jitsu, where they're taking advantage of our free press and our open society and driving divisions, and there's no question that they did that in 2016 in a big way." --Examiner quoting King--
It is not our free press and open society that are the problems, they are the solution and our nation's greatest strengths!  The problem is an untrustworthy and dysfunctional Congress held in contempt by a mostly uniformed† citizenry, which is therefore susceptible to a relatively simple and transparent foreign adversary's propaganda campaign!

Militarists and untrustworthy leaders cannot provide effective solutions to propaganda campaigns! An unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house willing to exploit or actively aid such a propaganda campaign for personal gain significantly exacerbates the problems!

† Typically, a credible and trusted Congress and Executive would team up to inform our citizenry (using the press and open society) and thereby immunize our nation against a propaganda campaign. Instead our Congress and Executive are on an unavoidable and destructive collision course, much to the delight of our citizenry and the propagandists! Both offering different justification for not altering course much to the delight of the propagandist!

In a Machiavelli twist both Congress and Executive see the press and open society as problems and seek to gain as they sail on a collision course, thereby confirming our citizenry's contempt! Both saying they are benefiting our citizenry and nation!

The beauty of irony is boundless!

Few will shed tears for the professional politicians who've decided they can no longer stomach the stench of the shithouse they've created and inhabit. Nobody is going to pass out the Congressional Medal of Honor to any representative who decides to leave the shithouse, although they'll get credit for unequivocally taking steps limiting the spread of a virulent disease.

Today's professional politicians need special interests to invest yooge sums of money and those special interests have become increasingly intolerant of any deviation from their dogma driven agendas.

Interestingly, our Supreme Court has indirectly enabled today's "professional politicians" by enabling politicians and special interests to gerrymander  perpetually protected partisan congressional seats (see TuftNow,  Rebooting the Mathematics Behind Gerrymandering and NewYorker, Ginsburg Slaps Gorsuch in Gerrymandering Case).

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Saying that our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house is "mentally deranged" is redundant,  referring to it as deranged is adequate and correct.

It's unclear how former President Carter thinks our media should refer to and report on our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced  "new" alt-white-house's daily rectum-ramblings, fabrications, prevarications, chaos, blather, and threats?

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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 on military matters 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 environments is worthy of a journal article or monograph. Why does regressing 350 million people into the past seem more rational to a reactionary (and ironically a terrorist wishing for a caliphate) than responding to their current and future environments?

The beauty of irony is boundless, if sometimes baleful!

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

ComedyCentral, The President's Fitness Test

† Quoting the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates Atlantic, Five Books to Make You Less Stupid About the Civil War:
"...On Monday [October 30, 2017], the retired four-star general and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly asserted that “the lack of an ability to compromise lead to the Civil War.” This was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Worse, it built on a long tradition of endorsing stupidity in hopes of making Americans stupid about their own history. Stupid enjoys an unfortunate place in the highest ranks of American government these days. And while one cannot immediately affect this fact, one can choose to not hear stupid things and quietly nod along..."
Also, UPDATED 11/06/2017 Vox,  How Southern Socialites Rewrote Civil War History:

...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

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 

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!

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!

"...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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"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...

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":

...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!

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).

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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.

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UPDATED 11/15/2017 NYT, As Power Grid Sputters in Puerto Rico, Business Does Too and Bloomberg, Puerto Rico's Other No-Bid Contractor Says It's No Whitefish and Hill, Leadership, transparency needed in Puerto Rico recovery efforts and 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 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!

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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.

...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.

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

The beauty of irony is boundless!

...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

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

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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!

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

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... 

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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":

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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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?

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"...

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...

...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...

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...

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":

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

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 November 16, 2017; Last Republished November 13, 2017:

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