TRUMP PLAYS MONOPOLY:GETS GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD

Donald Trump is a millionaire or, if you listen to him, a billionaire. He must have liked to play monopoly when he was a kid. I know I played it once or twice myself. The reason I say this is because he is obviously continuing to play the game. I seem to remember there was a place where you would land if you rolled the “wrong” number, where it had a get out of jail free card. This was for anyone who had gotten themselves in jail, as Donald Trump soon will, I mean, Donald Trump should, would and/or could get there soon, in jail that is.

Now, but Keith, why would you say that?” you ask yourself.

Well, I say that because Donald Trump has just recently appointed Matthew Whitaker as the acting Attorney General. Matthew Whitaker happens to be the same guy who argued that the Obama administration officials needed to appoint a special counsel to investigate Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server while working as secretary of state and said, quote: Perhaps the need for special counsel would not be as clear and urgent without the troubling track record Hillary Clinton has had with the truth in this matter.” He, also wrote in a 2017 wrote an op-ed piece for The Hill, where he praised Trump for firing James Comey, the F.B.I. director. He said he disagreed with Comey’s assessment that “no reasonable prosecutor” would have brought a criminal case against Mrs. Clinton. Trump has appointed  Whitaker to be the next attorney general and experience and he, Whitaker, has the support of Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley supported Whitaker to be appointed United States attorney in Iowa in 2004 and was pleased with the decision to name him acting attorney general, saying, quote: “I look forward to working with Matt Whitaker as he takes the helm of the Justice Department, a fellow Iowan, who I’ve known for many years, Matt will work hard and make us proud. The Justice Department is in good hands during this time of transition.”

Whitaker will be in the position until at least early next year because the Senate legislative calendar will make it nearly impossible to confirm a new attorney general before the current term ends in December. Whitaker’s is there because Trump appointed him as a “Get out of Jail” free card. Oh yeah, remember, a New York Times article just this past September, disclosed that Rod Rosenstein had discussed secretly taping his conversations with the president and talked about using the 25th Amendment to remove him, Trump, from office.

In a CNN interview in August, 2017, Whitaker offered a situation in which Mr. Trump could try to hobble Mr. Mueller’s investigation behind the scenes by pressuring the Justice Department to cut the special counsel’s budget. He said that situation was “a little more stage-crafty than the blunt instrument of firing the attorney general and trying to replace him.”  If you didn’t know then what he would do, you do now.

Whitaker, 49, played football for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. He played in the 1991 Rose Bowl, where he caught a nine-yard pass, and said it was “one of the greatest experiences I ever had as a Hawkeye.” He graduated in 1992 and had once considered moving to Hollywood to make his fortune.

Instead he attended the University of Iowa College of Law. In 2004, he was appointed to be United States attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, a position he held until 2009. He then ran for Senate in 2014, when he campaigned on repealing the Affordable Care Act.

After losing the Republican primary to Senator Joni Ernst, Whitaker became involved in a shadowy business venture in October 2014, joining the advisory board of World Patent Marketing Inc., in Miami Beach, as a paid member. The company charged people thousands of dollars for the service of helping them patent an invention and promote it, but the F.T.C. accused the enterprise last year of cheating people of nearly $26 million. The suit was first reported six months ago in the Miami New Times when the company’s chief executive agreed to discontinue the service in question.

Just 15 months ago, Whitaker appeared on CNN and said that if Mr. Mueller began investigating the Trump Organization, “I think that would be crossing the red line.” In a CNN interview the month before, Whitaker offered a situation in which Mr. Trump could try to hobble Mr. Mueller’s investigation behind the scenes by pressuring the Justice Department to cut the special counsel’s budget. He said that situation was “a little more stage-crafty than the blunt instrument of firing the attorney general and trying to replace him.”

He already looks as if he is a politician to the core and plans to attempt to make his way to the White House, by kowtowing to and grabbing ahold of Trump’s coattails, the same coattails he will give a pardon to, if and when that is ever called for, or ordered by, Trump, our present POTUS, who knows the rules of monopoly, where he means to hold all the cards … eventually … including, of course, the Trump Card.

BTW, I heard a rumor, Melania Trump has just been fired!

May Peace be upon us all, even …. yes … Trump too. anybody can, could, repent, you know?

 


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Trump’s Treatment of the poor

Dow Chemical Company is a Capitalistic Money Monster, a company which made and sold Agent Orange, which was sprayed on Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. It was sprayed on the forests and the woods to defoliate them enough so the soldiers could better see to kill one another but it was sprayed so liberally and it was so toxic that it killed, and maimed, by itself, many American soldiers, as well as NVA.

It is this same monster, Dow Chemical Company who has stuck so many times against the better judgement of making products that harm no animals or human beings, but they had (as usual) only their bottom line in mind when they bribed the Trump Administration by “donating” a million bucks to Donald Trumps inauguration expenses (fund). The EPA, now run by Trump yes-man Scott Pruitt, who had bribed lobbyists and politicians to ban the EPA, before being appointed the head of the EPA, himself by, who else, Donald Trump.

And he quickly approved a chemical that was developed during WWII, by the Nazis. It was (is) named Chloryrifos and was (is) a nerve agent, similar to Sarin, that causes irreversible brain damage and, at high doses, sarin and chlorpyrifos impact humans similarly, namely by causing a whole host of symptoms, including headache, nausea, dizziness and confusion. At very high doses, they can also cause vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea. And at ever higher doses, such as from spills or accidents, they can lead to death.

And who do they hurt the most? The poor, who else? Farm workers, fruit pickers and farm laborers handle chlorpyrifos and other organophosphates on a day-to-day basis and are at the “highest risk of exposure,” according to the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and, when the insecticide is sprayed in homes and gardens for pest control, residents are also at a “higher risk of exposure,” according to the NIH.

For this reason and others, the EPA banned chlorpyrifos’ use for residential purposes in 2000, except in select cases, including when contained in ant and roach bait products. The EPA continued to restrict the use of chlorpyrifos between 2000 and 2012.

For example, the agency banned its use on some crops, such as tomatoes, and limited its use on other crops, including apples, grapes and citrus. The EPA also curbed the insecticide’s use by reducing the rate at which it can be applied and banned its use in certain areas near residential and public spaces.

In 2016, the U.K. banned all uses of chlorpyrifos, except for on brassica seedlings using a specific method. Brassica is a group of crops, including broccoli, cabbage and rape, the last of which is often used to make oil and, now, in 2018, of course, nothing is beyond the scope of anything that makes money for this monster company, DOW Chemical, or for anything else that puts money into Trumps bank account. And so it never fails to amaze me what Trump will do to get more money to use for his own personal purposes, and stay within the “limits of the law.”

Trump Tweets (yet) Again

So, a young, 20-year-old woman is running, for exercise, on a small road, in a small farming community in Iowa, when, from out of the blue, a car pulls up next to her and the driver, starts talking, whereby, it is reported, the young woman, Mollie Tibbetts, pulled out her cellphone and told him she was calling the police. The young man, now identified as 24-year-old Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a Mexican farm worker, ended up admitting to the police that he had killed her and took them to where he had “hidden her body.” And, the case was closed, until the trial, right?

No, unfortunately the Trump ‘team,’ consisting of Trump himself, his “hypnotized followers,” and certain representatives of the televised and print media have blown the incident totally out of proportion, as Trump mentions it on Twitter, along with Iowa’s Republican governor, Kim Reynolds and Vice President Mike Pence, even as the Republican senator, Senator Tom Cotton, of Arkansas, tweeted a picture of the white Mollie Tibbetts next to the brown-skinned Rivera.

Trump, while attending a rally in West Virginia, said, quote: “You heard about today with the illegal alien coming in, very sadly, from Mexico. And you saw what happened to that incredible, beautiful young woman. Should’ve never happened.”

Now, ask your self this: when’s the last time you saw, or even heard, Barak Obama, or any other POTUS, or politician say something like: ‘you saw the white man who murdered …

Donald Trump is a racist and so are all his swooning “fans,” all of who began chanting their usual: “lock her up, lock her up,” referring, of course, to Hillary Clinton.

The former Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, emailed Mike Allen, an editor for Axios, a right-wing website known for touting other news sites as “fake news & media-hype,” that they needed to cover the Tibbetts story ahead of the Manafort/Cohen story and said that if: “Mollie Tibbetts is a household name by this October, Democrats will be in deep trouble if we can be blocked by Manafort-Cohen, etc. then the GOP could lose (the House) badly.”

Unfortunately for them, as well as Donald Trump, it is much more likely that Trump himself, will be the next one to spend some time in prison, along with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, who was convicted on eight counts of financial crimes.

And then, there is Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to eight federal charges, ranging from tax evasion to campaign finance violations. All the violations implicated the POTUS, as Cohen’s statement, coming via his lawyer made it clear that Cohen would never accept a pardon from a man that is both corrupt and a very dangerous person in the oval office.

The exploitation of this horrid, cold-blooded murder of a college student is so horrid in itself that it is very hard to believe that it is happening this very day and being picked up by the various form(s) of print, computer, airwave and other media outlets, and all because Trump wants everyone to believe his lies and avoid spending any time in prison himself, as he rants and raves things only his “people” can understand. One can only imagine but maybe, just maybe Trump will actually end up inside a cell himself. Wouldn’t that be something, huh? Wonder if he’d tweet?

And as one of my favorite comedians said: “What a revolutin’ development this is.”  

Peace be with us all

A Good Man Has Died

John McCain died today, 4 days before he would have turned 82. McCain was a veteran naval officer who was shot down in Vietnam and spent 5-years in a cage. He never cracked or displayed any desire to give any information to the NVA. He was a very independent spirit who was well-known for thinking for himself and even, on occasions, for crossing the aisle to work with democrats and was very close with Edward Kennedy, the Senator from Massachusetts, who, eerily, or perhaps just coincidentally, died on the same day as McCain did, on August 25, 2009, nine years ago, and, also of the exact same brain cancer.

Donald Trump, likely will not so much as mention McCain’s name, as he belittled McCain constantly, calling him a loser, among other things, as his usual protocol of intimidation. McCain was against Trump as much as Trump appeared to despise McCain but then, Trump despises everybody and everything.

McCain was a man with character, something that appears in so few people nowadays, especially concerning politicians, much less the present POTUS. As an aside, John McCain put it in his will, and made it very clear that he DID NOT want Donald J. Trump to attend or speak at his funeral.

Peace be with him for now and all eternity, a good man has been lost who actually ‘served the people,’ and believed that the constitution should to be the law for everyone, not just for some. Again, rest in peace, brother.

Trump will take himself out

As usual, my ‘target’ is this snake we have, in the White House. If this guy was not the POTUS, he would (still) be cheating anyone and anybody out of their money, sleeping with any babe he could entice into his boudouir and continue to lie, cheat and steal from the same people who ‘trust’ him. What I cannot understand is how any human being could be ‘fooled’ by this guy. He lies as a matter of course, as if it is a ‘job requirement’ to work for him, to tell his lies & only his lies. He demands loyalty but, good god, at what price? You must be just like him for him to ‘like you?’ But, there’s a big ‘catch 22’ because, as his lawyet Rudy Giuliani said: (‘Donald Trump’s) truth is not truth …? What …ah …uht?

BTW, I don’t think anyone should want him to ‘like me,’ especially seeing how those, like Manafort and Cohen, who he claims he likes, have ended up. Donald Trump is not a man you can count on, or trust, believe me. I mean, talk about hypocrisy look at what he now says about his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, the same guy he praised to high heavens, and, as I personally believe, because Sessions is a racist, who was born and raised in Selma, Alabama and was a Senator from Alabama for 20 years and always sided against civil rights for “all citizens,” which is exactly what Trump also believes, even as he belittles Sessions in his most recent Twitter posts.

Now, the thing is that the snake poem he reads from was written, in the 1960’s, by a man named Oscar Brown Jr, a black civil rights activist, besides being a singer and songwriter, who was also a member of the Communist Party. Uh-huh and Donald Trump is using Brown’s song, even as, in Big Time Buck White, a play performed on a New York stage, in 1969, the music by Oscar Brown Jr., Muhammad Ali played Buck White, the title character.

Can you imagine that, Donald Trump is so illeterate and ignorant that he doesn’t even know that he is reading a poem written by a former communist and used in a play which starred an actor in the title role just happened to be Muhammad Ali. My-my will wonders neaver cease? Asnd here is Donald Trump glorifying the two last lines of the poem: “’I have saved you,’ cried the woman. And you’ve bitten me, heaven’s why? You know your bite’s poisonous and now I’m going to die.’”

‘Oh shut up, silly woman,’” the sake replied, with a grin. “’You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in.’” To which the crowd of idiots listening to this moron, clap and cry their voices off, even as they fail to realize that Donal Trump, their POTUS, is, himself, indeed, the snake that THEY have taken in. But, fear not all thinking human beings, Donal Trump is about to be “taken out,” and not by Robert Mueller, or Manafort, or even Cohen. No, Donald Trump, by his own words, will take himself out. Believe me, his truth will soon be seen by the very constitution he so brags about, even as he is doing his usual lying, while he tweets his position as POTUS, down the ever-loving drain. You go Donald boy, you go.

My take on Trump

I feel pretty good but … health-wise, I have the thyroid problem, then I find out I got an enlarged prostate and then, just yesterday, a dentist tells me she thinks I got gum disease and all my dittles (teeth) gotta come out. Oh well, oh me, oh my, said the flea, then the fly. Anyway, I gotta stay busy, (while I wait to see if I stay alive, but then, don’t we all) so here is something I couldn’t ignore:

Yesterday, I turn on the tee-vee and what do I see but Trump’s “lawyer,” Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York  City, while being interviewed by Chuck Todd, on Meet the Press, who is asking him a question as to why Donald Trump shouldn’t testify to special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump won’t testify and Giuliana answers that: “truth isn’t the truth … sometimes.” He then went on to clarify that Donald Trump’s  truth was not Robert Mueller’s truth.

Hmmmm … really Rudy … Donald Trump’s “truth” is not Robert Mueller’s truth? I gotta feeling that Donald Trump’s “truth” is not Robert Mueller’s truth because Robert Mueller is the special counsel investigating the collusion of individuals in certain conversations, one of these individuals being Donald Trump, who lies as a matter of course and then says it is the truth is not any other human being’s truth.

What else can I say about this, except, maybe steal a line from the late Jimmy Durante, who often said: “What a revolting development this is!

Absent from website

I have been silent (absent) I realize, from this (my) website for a couple of months, or thereabouts, because I have been very busy with a health condition that I have, known as hypothyroidism. Yeah, it’s the same condition that, in case you weren’t aware of the fact, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have.

I was diagnosed with this disease around 1990, ’91, or thereabouts, and was given a thyroid pill to replace the thyroxine my thyroid gland was not producing enough of. This pill is more commonly known as T4 or Levothyroxine and comes in a synthetic pill, known as Synthroid, and a generic pill, known as, Levothroid.

I took Synthroid for a few months when I began taking this medication but was quickly handed a bottle of pills a few months later that read Levothroid and was told, by the pharmicist, when I asked, what it was: “the same thing as Synthroid, only a “better” generic brand.

So, I took this pill, prescribed to me by a licensed physician at .88 mcgs for the next 26-years and never “had a problem” that I connected to taking this Levothyroid pill or that is was the same strength pill all those years, although now, of course, I can look back and realize how many physicians, pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies were involved in an enormous “scam” that simply not only doesn’t treat hypothyroid patients but serves to make these “doctors”, pharmaceutical conglomerates and insurance companies, literally billions of dollars in “profit.”

Looking back and at today, I fully intend to “claim” that this was not only a scam, in all aspects of the word, but that it actually has scammed many “doctors,” who actually managed to brainwash themselves, into actually believing, the lies, deceit and underhanded “laws” that were, and continue to be “made into law(s),” not just in this country but in innumerable countries around this spherical mass of dirt, dust, machinery, pollution, burned-out forests, previous war-zones and human beings, more commonly known as the earth we live on.

The biggest problem I’ve faced, believe it or not, is the medical community, made up, primarily of doctors, pharmaceutical conglomerates and insurance companies. They are all, majoritively, fanatical schizophrenic, psychopathic, lunatics. Too harsh for you; well, you should be “in my shoes,” for a few months, or, for that matter, anyone who has experienced the ups and downs of hypothyroidism, and, believe me, there are enough of us, and before you smile, thinking, maybe, that you are not one of us, please, think again, because you could very well, be one, and never know it. You could (can) even die, having hypothyroidism, and have been “misdiagnosed” and/or never be aware of that fact because of that “feeling” you’ve had recently, that “feeling” that you are sure “must just be a symptom of “getting old,” because you’re legs are giving out after only a short walk, or that your hands and feet are sometimes, strangely, ice-cold, usually only in the mornings or late at night, or, maybe you’re having a “pins & needles” feeling in your hands and feet. Maybe you’re even occassionally having heart palpitations for no reason you can think of. Mayve you’re experiencing a hoarseness in your speaking voice, are having problems sleeping at night and are very sensitive to any light on when you get in bed to sleep at night.

Or, maybe you have an intolerance to the heat and/or the cold weather and have stopped sweating as much as you used to, or, sweating too much. Or, maybe you have a balance problem, or even dizziness, when you stand up and a low temperature in the mornings.

Or, maybe you’re getting a lot of colds, sore throats, trouble swallowing, a dry mouh or excessive coughing. Or, maybe you’re having trouble remembering things, like where you put down your coffee cup, until your wife points at it, on the table where you were drinking it.

Or, suddenly, you’re having panic attacks, hearing voices or ringing in your ears or your hair begins falling out in clumps and/or is so dry you can no longer manage it, or comb it. Maybe you have dry skin or migraine headaches, back pain or digestive problems. Maybe you have dry, gritty eyes and vision problems. Maybe you are becoming so upset lately that all you want is to be “left alone” as you are always so depressed and have recently experienced mood swings, maybe your personality has changed and old friends no longer “recognize you?”
Now, believe me, I well know that you can write any and/or all of these things off, as simply: “growing old,” but that is not going to change the fact(s) that they are also symptoms, yes, symptoms of hypothyroidism.

I know what you are thinking: “who the hell am I?” to be making such a statement, concerning such as the “highly educated classes who (must) base these prescriptions on new breakthrough’s in medicine, scientific theories and papers written by Phd doctors, scientists, professors and scholars who have written “scientific” papers, reports, tests

I will tell you “who” I am. I am Mister nobody but I am a Mister Nobody who just happens to live in a country that is supposed to “live” by the constitutional theory of law and freedom of the press and it just so happens to be one of those “freedoms,” which presently, is being stepped on, beaten, bludgeoned and, if it were a prizefight, he, the constitution, would be dizzy and about to be kayoed in one round. But, like a boxer with a hard chin, guts and refusal to quit, the constitution is reeling but still upright and I, one small voice, but representing innumerable other voices, plan to write about it, publish it and hope some change can be made from it (one way or the other.)

I realize that intentions and reality are too different things and even if published may make little or no difference, especially considering that, literally, hundreds of books have been published, medical journals have been published, scientific studies have been made public and the “majority” of the population is not concerned until, and if, they, themselves, get the disease.

Exactly my (one of them) point(s). You (reader) no matter what your gender, age, mental capacity, or state of health may very well have hypothyroidism, hyperthroidism, Grave’s Disease, Hashimoto’s, a form of Thyroid cancer or any other autoimmune disease dealing with these same issues.

I hope and pray you don’t but you could have. I magine having a disease that doctors refuse to treat any way other than what “keeps them in business” and (h)wealthy, with a full waiting room, filled with patients who will, most likely, be (mis)diagnosed given a pill and told to make another appointment in six months. Some of these “patients” are hypo or hyerthyroid or have an even worse thyroid diease, including cancer and are not being properly treated, if they are being “treated” at all.

Before you mention the doctor that you know who is great? I may well agree with you because there actually are many doctors who hold opposite views of the mass of (for lack of a better word) “traditional” doctors. These doctors “go along to get along,” and refuse to open their minds (and medical practices to any theories, medical studies or reports or anything that goes against the mass majority of the medical community when it comes to “medicating America,” because, after all, that’s their speciality: they don’t treat the patient, they treat the disease by prescribing the pill that they all agree upon: (example) in hypothroidism they prescribe the T4 thyroxine pill I referred to in the second paragraph, T4, or Levothyroxine, and absolutely refuse to budge saying that: all patients’ thyroids will accept T4 ito their thyroid and it will then turn it into T3, thereby making it the only pill anyone (they include patients who actually even have had thyroid cancer and have NO thyroid) with hypothroidism will ever need.

More to come on this soon, as soon as I completely “recover” from this disease.