THIS Was The Moment Donald J. Trump Became President

Donald Trump was seen patting a Marine on the back after saying goodbye to Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his wife, Juliana Awada. The Marine had tended the limousine doors for the Argentine couple's departure

Washington, D.C., United States Of America Under Trump

On April 26, 2017, with the announcement of the nation’s tax plan, This was the moment Donald Trump became President.

(In deference and disagreement to prior arguable proclamations by professional wealthy pundits Van Jones and Fareed Zakaria.)

The Executive Producer and Figurehead of the nation’s government, announced by proxy from his two equally avaricious plutocabinet members, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn (there to make sure Spicer doesn’t fuck it up), both who certainly concocted this legislative Lufthansa Airlines heist, laid out the economic tax plan for the country.

This was the moment Donald Trump became President.

This tax plan is exactly what he ran on, aside from being immune from conflicts of interest with his businesses around the world that extends to his daughter and son-in-law. Since his burgeoning days as a inherited real estate magnate in NYC, he always found ways to mine and plunder government funds to obscenely enrich himself and in the process, like the media generated coverage of John Gotti, turn himself into a celebrity doing it.

This is precisely the only motivation why he ran for office. Ripping off people from all professions, blue collar, small business, or investor, is where Donald is a viking, a master. That is all he did his entire adult life, manipulate and rob off the backs, blood and sweat of people. Even recent history shows this with his settlement involving his criminally fake college. Especially since the most viable avenue to achieve billions is through equally conniving and avaricious yet weak officials holding influential positions they were elected to.

Everything about this budget plundering proposal is designed to benefit the former populist firebrand elected to run the country, in addition to all his appointed sociopath oligarchs in his cabinet.

From the hacking of the corporate tax rate from 39 to 15%, focusing on the phenomenon of a money hoarding loophole called “pass-through” income, a great boon to all the hedge funds, private equity and venture capital firms, which will be great news for all those who profit from real estate, think LLC’s where partners can remain practically anonymous, and brand recognition, say google and apple, or Trump who has 500 of these particular businesses and partnerships.

The repeal of the estate tax, which will liberate the Figurehead’s precious daughter and greedy bastard sons from the burden of contributing to the fiscal health of the country they never had to apply for a job in. The destruction of the alternative minimum tax, so Trump and like minded evaders can hoard millions more from creative deductions.

With this blatant diabolical plan, supposedly all those who store their piles of festering stinking dirty wealth in off shore tax havens to avoid contributing to the health and security of this country, arguably an act of financial treason, will suddenly repatriate their savings back here at a lower rate and with all that money saved, an mass influx of businesses will rise and jobs will insue. History shows that it’s unadulterated bullshit.

Sure, the Figurehead had to get to fulfilling the desires and needs to the people that voted for him, mostly to the motivated angry throngs that attended his campaign rallies. The Muslim travel ban, cracking down on illegal immigrants and defunding sanctuary cities, all which subsequently led to failure for under unconstitutional grounds, and the lowball estimated border wall, which has now been put on hiatus to avoid a shutdown of the government. Certainly, this won’t pass either because of the psychotic redistribution of wealth and loopholes the size of the Milky Way to easily take advantage of by our wealthier betters.

But now that this is officially and mortally threatening imminent policy, it’s safe to state the obvious. Because of the reason that this is Trump. He has always been obvious. There is no subtlety with the Figurehead.

In fact, the main reason this greedy bastard wanted the honor to represent you, the people is to get out of his documented deep shit debts he has to international banks.

So forget all this nonsense about conflicts of interest, emoluments clauses and his personal tax forms from the past 20 years, including last year, that he refuses to release to the public, his employer, that demands it from him. Forget about his defiant hypocrisy and his gas lighting defense of it. And forget the way he talks to journalists, especially after that maddening interview he gave to the Associated Press that was released on Monday, an interview with audio that is being suppressed by the government we keep running with our tax dollars. And for fucks sake, forget about his stupid twitter social networking defecations.

For with this odious and inherently evil tax plan. Donald J. Trump is now President Of The United States Of America.

Executive Carnage at 13 Weeks: Committee Malfeasance, Alternative Complicity And Beautiful Nepotism, And Cake And Armaments

     Thanks, Keith

Mar-A-Lago Country Club, The Weekend White House, Miami, Florida

It is now officially the 13th week of the Figurehead Trump Presidency and it has culminated in a modern day missile crisis with a fellow jackass leader that had a country handed to him by inheritance, riots in the streets over Trump’s evasiveness about his personal taxes in the past 2 decades, deluding federal investigations over his election victory and what’s close to looking like Russian influence and acts of treason by wealthy campaigners, and shoddy foreign policy making by the Figurehead’s son-in-law and daughter and incompetent bombing missions by his appointed generals.

It’s looking clearer minute by minute that machinations behind the revolting successful presidential campaign of Don Worthless of shady Russian ties with the hapless shenanigans of David “Nunbnuts” Nunes.

While the FBI way belatedly figured out that the hacking of Hillary’s campaign staffs and the DNC’s phones, laptops or pads were from sources connected to Russian spy agencies and used world renowned hacker Glucifer 2.0 as a channel as they were combing North,Central and South America searching for Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey, Our Figurehead got the word that his 5th avenue ugly ass skyscraper home tower was under surveillance by the feds for some reasons. At the bequest of our complicity and corruption prone leader, he wanted to know why there was so much surveillance in his luxury monolith and wanted concrete evidence that it was at the behest of the last president so his social media feeds would have validity.  David did his best Maxwell Smart/Ace Ventura impression and hid from his colleagues in the Intelligence Committee to get whatever incriminating intel or discussions of interest of the wiretaps like a good lapdoggie to his voter-elected boss. Supposedly, Nunbnuts got this intel from leaks in the White House, which Trump usually frowns upon when similar venues get used to expose flaws and burgeoning rivalries among his cabinet and staff. Because of this idiocy, Nunbnuts has been deposed and relieved of his duties to this allegedly independent and tax payer money wasting committee which found no truth to another one of the Figurehead’s twitter troll screeds.

As another one of Trumpy’s conspiracy theories was debunked as with his prior fever delusions and mass media distractions of inauguration day crowd size and those millions of illegal citizen votes in blue states, his offspring and protege son-in-law have taken on bigger roles in their lives revolving around their father’s (and father-in-law) prior and new responsibilities in enriching himself even more.

After the massive failure in his attempt to implode or explode the Affordable Care Act, content with letting the program kill itself leaving mass casualties, and in way punish his young ward Jared “8 up” Kushner for going skiing as him and everyone in D.C. was bickering over the offensive replacement to ACA, Skipper Trump symbolically punished his figurative Gilligan to new assignments involving drug addiction and foreign policy and relations, the latter basically picking up slack or undermining real Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson so he can avoid going to nations that are deemed a threat and probably didn’t have prior deals with his current former business Exxon. Apparently this seemingly royal appointment to the Figurehead’s son in law has turned out to be an executive power move and gave Jared more influence and authority.

But the optics of Trump’s decision isn’t making good impressions for the U.S. as a superpower.

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As with everything involving this shitswirl labyrinth administration, Kushner, close advisor to his daddy-in-law and now virtually a one man staff of the state department, had ties and held talks with a Russian banker with a background in military intelligence and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kilsiak during the transition phase to the White House. But since he’s married to the first daughter/second lady and not General Mike Flynn, according to our opportunistic elected leader, the convenience of being the President not having a conflict of interest can easily be applied to those who he chooses. Ahh, the beauty that is nepotism, right blind trust holder co-executive Eric Trump?

The younger Mr Trump recently faced a barrage of criticism for arguing that nepotism was a “factor of life” but, instead of retracting this assessment, he goes further by arguing it was completely logical for his father to appoint him to look after the family’s business interests.

“You trust the people who are closest to you. Who is he going to trust most to run a company? He is going to trust somebody who he trusts implicitly,” he says.

“He knows I care about the family. He knows I care about the brand. He knows I deeply care about the properties, our amazing teams. And he knows I’m going to do everything I can humanly possible to take care of that.

 

“Is that nepotism? Absolutely. Is that also a beautiful thing? Absolutely. Family business is a beautiful thing. The same applies for Ivanka. Ivanka is by his side in Washington.”

Mr Trump argues that a family member was more likely to tell the President “no disrespect but you might want to think about this” or “maybe you crossed the line here” rather than someone who “will say yes just because you happen to be the boss.”

          The Telegraph UK

Beautiful. And with this defiant arrogant justification and lame attempt to show encouraging transparency, and also showing a display of genetic brashness and stupidly incriminating himself (if that’s possible now) and his dad, he recently announced that he is giving quarterly reports to the commander-in-chief Figurehead about the businesses that he falsely divested himself from since taking over the reins of the nation’s economy and nuclear codes.

Being a layman when it comes to running a business, but aren’t distributing these reports the usual process for evaluation by a chief executive of a company or companies? Emoluments and complicity be damned. Aren’t laws being broken and conflicts committed in plain sight being brazenly committed here?

“The President can’t have a conflict of interest” said Donald J. Trump to Lesley Stahl on 60 minutes. He also said he can shoot somebody on the street and nothing would happen.

Speaking of incriminating one self and others related to you and the uncertainty of the and current lack of consequences, Ivanka extolled some similar bullshit in an attempt to whitewash all the blatant civic and political malfeasance going on in the White House and everywhere in the free and non-free world the Trump brand is laid, now that her poppop has given her an official advisor role in the plutocabinet:

What we have here, in a nod to the now hardly visible game show model presenter Kelly Ann Conway, is alternative complicity.

That should temporarily put the nation to rest easier, knowing that the kakistocracy and kleptocracy that will further enrich all under the Brand Of Trump and all those elected refusing to investigate these blatant violations in the House and Senate by the Cesspool On The Potomac, will keep the nation’s economy remaining robust and security remaining strong, right?

Wrong.

After assurances by the real Secretary Of State Tillerson, top UN diplomat Nikki Haley, and months after a secret meeting in the winter with the dictator of Syria by Congresswoman and either future Defense Secretary or Vice President Tulsi Gabbard, our nation decided not to interfere with the government process and ongoing civil wars of that nation.

Then a day later, chemical weapons were disbursed in a rebel held city causing the deaths of hundreds of citizens. So with all this diplomatic leeway, the next day President Assad decides to commit genocide.

The reaction by the general public was furious, and according to kid brother Eric, so devastating and upsetting to sis and new advisor Ivanka that Trump, during an opulent dinner and dessert featuring, reverentially detailed by the Figurehead as the biggest piece of chocolate cake he’s ever seen, so big and delicious that he flustered to remember what country he was attacking, ordered his military to drop bombs on Syria’s war plane air fields. This was the second time Trump ordered a military mission during dinner, the last being the disastrous raid in Yemen that killed civilian women and children and a Navy Seal.

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Dramatization of cake described by Don

Despite the perceived success of the mission and the aesthetics described by discredited anchorman now drooling M.I.C. stenographer sycophant Brian Williams as he butchered Leonard Cohen lyrics, the beautiful and costly weapons ($54,000,000) only hit less than half of it’s targets and Assad was able to send planes on bombing missions the next day. Speaking of sycophants, none worse than our elected members of congress, whom were not even counseled about this attack as standard procedure is to get congressional approval to order them, the majority of them praised the decision made by our determined leader anyway.

                                                                                  be-yoo-ti-ful

So much for all the rhetoric by these established and college educated officials about the mental capacities of their chief executive.

The reasons are plentiful and not at all cynical for this attack. That Trump may have personally profited yet again from his policies. That this was a vain attempt to bolster his approval rating. That this was just an arbitrary reaction because of the weapons used since regular bombs that destroy villages and kill civilians, especially children and babies are basically permitted, especially by royal empirical dictators we like and have businesses in their wealth segregated cities there. That this was spurred by what is now being determined as a false flag attack comparable to the Gulf Of Tonkin, since Assad is claiming he never sent planes with sarin bombs and the actual bomb was and I.E.D. set off in the ground by an Al Qaeda squadron. And despite Trump’s proclaimed strategy of not giving the enemy warning or a schedule when he would strike, him or his staff informed Russia that they were attacking so they can move any troops they have stationed there. So much for further legitimization for impeachment hearings.

Then during the high holy week of the Catholic, Christian, Baptist and Jewish faiths, Figurehead Trump orders to drop the biggest, the baddest and the motherist of all bombs on a camp in Afghanistan on an Isis faction, killing close to 100 of them. Reportedly, the Taliban felt temporarily relieved although not much grateful, they are still our adversary there as our nation is approaching 20 years in combat in that mountainous and lucrative poppy and natural gas filled nation.

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This should answer your question, Pink

Ultimately it’s turning out that this is an attempt, and in the wake of confirming the nation’s draconian budget coming in May filled with billions more for more beautiful weapons and cuts to the American infrastructure, science, culture and livelihoods, to intimidate and diminish the military might of North Korea. A nation like us now who for decades prioritize the preparedness for war and who has nuclear capabilities, and like us (more extremely though) is willing to starve it’s citizens to maintain the M.I.C. there.

I don’t want to undermine the severity of the geopolitical climate right now, but with Pence making this announcement while Trump golfs every weekend in his chill out resort and attends an easter egg hunt obnoxiously arranged by his resurfaced wife in Mar-A-Lego for their wealthy clientele instead of the traditional White House, it can’t be any more clearer who is really running this country right now. Especially after the recent decision to defund Planned Parenthood.

Is this what the people asked for when they entrusted Trump with their vote, as with the recent decision to give up their 1st and 4th amendment rights and personal privacy for their internet usage for telecom corporations to sell and profit from?

And what of the fourth estate of what passes for responsible journalism, as with the lobotomized responses and observations of Brian Williams and Fareed Zakaria, the latter who basically called the Figurehead full of shit a week earlier, is now praising him for changing his mind and opinions on everything he espoused to pander and garner votes from the people.

And now we got disparate ideological groups rioting in the streets just for rightfully demanding to see Trump’s tax returns

And so this existential madness rambles on as if to normalize every cynical thing about the recent historical and current workings of governmental process. And possibly that the Trump presidency is just a spin off reality show bred from his NBC series. The position of chief executive is now officially the Chief Executive Producer. Every time he announces some proposal he does it to build suspense as if to get people to stay tuned for the next episode.

No matter how much they try to normalize this in order to keep the people undistracted from such established widespread bullshit so to keep working and contributing a fifth of their paycheck to keep this systemic farce running…

About Judge Johnathan Lippman, The Alpha Guy Who Initiated The Unrealistic Gradual Shutdown Of Rikers Island

https://i0.wp.com/ww3.hdnux.com/photos/41/22/32/8726146/3/rawImage.jpgJudge Johnathan Lippman (Ret.)

Queens, N.Y.

The gears are now getting oiled for the delusional and inevitable to fail, crash and burn plan to close Rikers and transfer them to new structures to be built, supposedly near to each boroughs nearest district court house to avoid pissing off the natives. Although not realizing, or refusing to realize that there are residential areas near courthouses. Since there has been a steady but not yet ample amount of constructive and virulent criticism towards the two self-enlightened self-righteous assheads, Speaker Mark Viverito and Mayor Big Slow De Faustio, it would be sorely remiss if the one who spearheaded this stupid, alienating and dividing and conquering plan would escape unscathed, and that’s the Honorable Judge Johnathan Lippman (Ret.)

He is currently employed at the mega power white shoe and collar firm Latham & Watkins. It is pointed out at the end of his bio of his expertise in civil rights issues. But it conveniently neglects his other diabolical skill sets and the company he once kept.

NY Post: Feds investigating Silver’s influence over civil court

The country’s most important civil court is under federal investigation, an insider says. The probe is focusing on the state Supreme Court’s civil division at 60 Centre St. in lower Manhattan, where many tentacles reach to disgraced Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the court source said.

Silver was arrested last month on corruption charges, and Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara warned the public to “stay tuned” for more developments. The case against Silver centers on his freelance legal “work” and the millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks he hauled in from real-estate and asbestos claims, the feds say.

Many of these cases landed in the courtrooms at 60 Centre St., presided over by judges with ties to Silver and his lifelong pal, Jonathan Lippman, the chief judge of the state Court of Appeals.

Both men grew up on the Lower East Side, and Silver has been Lippman’s political godfather, pushing him to reach New York’s top judicial post. “The appointment of Sheldon Silver’s childhood friend, Jonathan Lippman, as the state’s chief judge based on his administrative experience made about as much sense as the Yankees making their accountant the manager of the team,” said Charles Compton, former president of the Supreme Court Officers Association. He added that Lippman was appointed “to protect and promote Silver’s interests.”

The indictment accuses Silver of steering billionaire developer Leonard Litwin, the state’s largest political donor, to the firm, along with another unnamed developer. In exchange, Silver reaped referral fees. Litwin owns a rental building, The Fairmont — the same high-rise where Lippman and his wife rented a one-bedroom apartment between 2007 and 2010, The Post found. And Lippman’s son, Russell, a Harvard-educated lawyer, rented an apartment there between 2003 and 2005, public records show.

Lippman, who earned $156,000 in 2010, moved into the rent-stabilized building in 2007 shortly after he was appointed presiding justice of the Appellate Division in Manhattan and was required to live in The Bronx or Manhattan. He had lived in Westchester.  Lippman did not know Litwin owned the property.

And!

As The Post reported Sunday, US Attorney Preet Bharara is now investigating the state Supreme Court’s civil division in lower Manhattan.

Its courtrooms handled many of the asbestos and real-estate claims that provided Silver with much of his outside income. The stink here is that it isn’t just the plaintiffs Speaker Silver had ties to. He was pals with the judges as well.

The most prominent is Jonathan Lippman, whom Shelly has known since childhood. Shelly helped engineer Lippman’s appointment as chief judge of the state Court of Appeals.

In that post, Lippman appointed Arthur Luxenberg — yes, of the same Weitz & Luxenberg that was paying Silver — to a committee that helped decide which judges are appointed to the division handling the asbestos cases that are among Weitz & Luxenberg’s specialties.

There are also the two landlords who are being represented in the same courtrooms by Silver’s other law firm, Goldberg & Iryami.

Their case is being heard by Judge Martin Shulman. Not only does Silver live in the same building and go to the same synagogue as Shulman, Silver helped get Shulman his appointment.

No one besides Silver has yet been charged with any wrong-doing. But with a state court now under federal investigation along with the governor’s office and the Legislature, Bharara now has all three branches of New York government in his crosshairs.

In other words, a state trifecta. And not one New York should be proud of.

It figures given his recent past in appointing a commission of slithery like-minded thinkers that he would be the go-to guy in writing up a speculative report on such a utopian project like ending the existence of Rikers.

It should also be noted that although L & W is a massive firm with thousands of clients in hundreds of industrial and corporate fields, that one of them that will surely come into play is the Real Estate and REIT divisions. REIT’s have been a major financial resource behind the rash (or scourge or pestilence, whichever you prefer) of the majority of hyper-development that has enveloped the city and the coastlines of the boroughs in the past 10 years, maybe even the last 3 under De Faustio. Most of these creative investments are through mysterious LLC’s which don’t actually divulge the identities of the partners that are profiting.

A lot of these REITs reportedly also go to warehouses, hospitals and hotels. Which brings the recent interest in occupying dormant space in Sunset Park and the shutdowns of LICH in Brooklyn, Rivington House and the recent modernization of Beth Israel to mind. And most disturbingly, the proliferation of hundreds of hotels built in the past 10 years designed for the massive influx of tourism and the hyping of Queens as a destination, only to be used mostly as indefinite homeless shelters

It doesn’t say on his bio if he specializes in real estate at his new workplace, but judging with his prior experience and his binding friendship to the disgraced, convicted “Shelly Shady” Sheldon Silver, he does seem to have an obvious inkling how to dole favors and shekels to certain real estate overlords. And he got a nice hook up pad to boot.

The irony behind the closure of Rikers by a self-righteous conspiratorial hypocrite leading it and the prospect of releasing prisoners to alleviate the transfer and the recent decision to let Shelly Shady walk free as he awaits his sentence or acquittal is just too nauseatingly glaring. And why this plan must be stopped with furious condemnation and persistence.

This is a fucking land grab, nothing more nor less. And they are doing this under the rubric fallacious guise of human rights and the memory of Kalief Browder. De Faustio, Speaker Missy, Lippy, and whoever else is on this academic panel most likely lobbyists than scholars, are avaricious bullshit artists, who don’t give a fuck about communities and care only about their portfolios and bank accounts. This is as dumb, distracting and obvious as Figurehead Trump’s dumb ass wall that will never see one bag of cement reach the Mexican border.

This must fail also. Preferably in a comical fashion.

Pope Francis Drops The Mic On Immoral Hypocrite Convenient Catholics.

Pope Francis. Cool.

The Guardian: Pope Francis: better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic

Pope Francis has delivered another criticism of some members of his own church, suggesting it was better to be an atheist than one of many Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.

In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning mass in his residence, he said: “It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life.

“There are those who say, ‘I am very Catholic, I always go to mass, I belong to this and that association’,” the head of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic church said, according to a Vatican Radio transcript.

He said some of these people should also say “‘my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, [I lead] a double life’.”

“There are many Catholics who are like this and they cause scandal,” he said. “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.”

In his often impromptu sermons, he has condemned sexual abuse of children by priests as being tantamount to a “satanic mass”, said Catholics in the mafia excommunicate themselves, and told his own cardinals to not act “as if they were princes”.

AJC: Pope: Atheists better than greedy Christians

Pope Francis called out Christians in a sermon Thursday, suggesting it would be better to be an atheist than to lead a double life, exploit people or manage a greedy business.

 

“So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others,” Francis said during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, CNN reported, quoting Vatican Radio. “How many times have we heard — all of us, around the neighborhood and elsewhere — ‘But to be a Catholic like that, it’s better to be an atheist.’ It is that: scandal.”

“But what is scandal? Scandal is saying one thing and doing another.”

 

Francis’ sermon was an extension of Thursday’s Mass readings, which include a passage from the Gospel of Mark. In it, Jesus says it is better to be drowned than to cause others to sin.

Drawing on that passage, Francis gave a blunt example.

He said he imagined a wealthy Christian knocking at the gates of heaven and saying, “Here I am, Lord! … I went to Church, I was close to you, I belong to this association, I did this … Don’t you remember all the offerings I made?”

To which Jesus may reply, according to Francis:

“Yes, I remember. The offerings, I remember them: All dirty. All stolen from the poor. I don’t know you.’ That will be Jesus’ response to these scandalous people who live a double life.”

 

It is not the first time Francis has referenced atheists. In 2013, he said that heaven is open, potentially, to all people.

“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone,” he said. “‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!”

This, in my opinion, biased being an atheist myself, may be the biggest civil rights speech of this young century. And for as long as I got on this imperiled planet, I and other non-believers in heaven and deities and believers of other faiths and catholics also owe this man infinite gratitude for his wide ranging acceptance and tolerance.

 

This recognition of the rancid exploiters of the catholic faith and various other religions of those who believe, especially the vulnerable and desperate should make those perpetrators sleep a little harder at night.

Like the gangsters the Pope mentioned, exploiting the catholic faith to cover for their murders, larceny and intimidation in the old country and metropolitan areas in this nation. Especially watching them mulling around the locales of Queens in my formative years, and documented in one of greatest movies of all time

Like the ministers abusing their positions manipulating the public to prop up their favorite politicians, despite their dubious popularity.

Like those priests entrusted by parents with their children, in the dim hopes of instilling them with hopeful beliefs but instead were victims of their repressed feral carnal desires.

Like false freedom fighters imposing their extremist doctrines on their own people with threats of execution amidst living under a dictator.

Like the monarchies in energy rich Arab nations and economically isolated African states oppressing women with century old customs and barbaric interpretations of implementing punishment for crimes

Like all those elected to serve by the Potamic Swamp in the exalted halls and rooms in the Congress and Senate, concocting new orthodoxies and cutting basic individual freedoms in damaging bills being written and laws being rewritten in the name of God and Country.

And last but not least, for which this is certainly what the Pope was referring to, and being the insecure megalomaniac he is, the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Who literally had to double down on the optics to show his alleged devotion to his catholic upbringing to mollify the faithful that voted for him.

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And who since then has lied and lied and broken every promise to those who thought he would drain the swamp of officials and the billionaire donor class ripping off the government for decades. And is using his position to sow expensive chaos with his current blanket immigration policy, which as Obama proved previously, was doing just fine.

Pope Francis is a very astute man. It’s going to be very interesting to see how Don Worthless is going to respond on social media to this subtle yet apt slight on his character and his faith-based ruse.

As for all atheists out there, Francis is reassuring us that there is an afterlife out there besides dirt in the ground. Which shows that he’s in touch and respects our convictions, but he will not stop trying to get us to believe, yet without imposition or guilt. And that makes him a living icon, and we haven’t had many of those in a while, and you should actually thank God for a moment that he’s here for us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Carnage 31 Days Later: Figurehead Trump, Through Self-Incrimination And Self-Parody, Exposed As Failure, Autocrat, Traitor, Deadbeat, Imbecile And A Pussy Ass Snowflake Useful Idiot.

Washington, D.C., America.

This has to stop. Now. For Liberty and Justice For All, And Country and even God or whatever deity you may prefer. This is serious like a heart attack

Now that the shark jump being the Greatest Diversion that was Don Worthless’s improv comic press conference.

Figurehead Donald J. Trump and the one party rule in the Congress and Senate is blatantly fucking with you, the people, the nation over and over. Their psychotic and infinite satiety for personal wealth among themselves and the confederacy of overseer oligarchs is rapidly becoming instituted national policy as the dissemination of his executive order failures and pathetically obvious bullshit excreted by the commander in chief and his staff of lobotomized primates.

For this human paraquat the nation elected thinks that spending 75 minutes childishly disrespecting the free press, the fourth estate, using the best words consisting of lame insults, redundant and irrelevant answers, irresponsibly insinuating threats against nations (did anyone catch when he told the press that they will never know if he has plans for North Korea and Iran regarding Russian acts of aggression), admonishing them to shut up and sit down and to end it with latent racism and blatant condescension towards an hasidic and african-american reporter is going to erase the most malevolent and disastrous month of shaping and running the government by this arrogant 6 foot gunny bag of shit and dead dicks topped with golden straw.

The quick destruction of his clusterfuck sadistic and unconstitutional travel/Muslim ban by 3 judges. Which basically is the first betrayal and broken promise to all his supporters and to the voters that cast his ballot.

The validation of Senator “Next President” Elizabeth Warren even after getting barred from the confirmation process of Jefferson Sessions for Attorney General on a flimsy rule dredged up by Senator Mitch “Bitch” McConnell, who yet again became a joke on the internet from his lame proclamation “nevertheless, she persisted“. Turning that dismissal into another universal protest quote for female empowerment and giving the next commander in chief more exposure and familiarity.

The mind-blowing exposure of a national security conference meeting in Trump’s Miami Palace Hotel stupidly being conducted in the outdoor dining area. Being illuminated by insecure smartphone flashlights and being documented a stupid rich asshole platinum club member Richard “Dickhead” DeAgazo and friend of the Figurehead on his facebook page.

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The declining of the Labor Secretary position by odious subhuman owner and chairman of Carl’s Jr and Hardees, Andrew Pudzer. This was technically a huge victory for minimum wage and living wage salaried workers across the land. And most importantly a victory for human beings, for this guy desires robots to flip his burgers than to give his employees raises. Reportedly, he was rejected for being an brutally abusive bastard, beating and molesting his wife and an executive and fostering a perverted neanderthal working environment and rampant wage theft in his restaurant chains. And he also hired illegal immigrants to clean his mansion. With these wretched prior offenses to society, it’s a pleasant surprise that Trump let him go without protest and maybe a sign that he has evolved from his own sordid past with similar behavior he had towards his first wife and mother of his first lady daughter and his quasi-envoy sons.

The press conference with Prime Minister Natenyahu and his pussyfooting response concerning the two state solution for peaceful coexistence. And how Bibi stoically stood there smirking when Trump told him to ease up on building settlements on Palestinian territory, which he already did in spades and with bulldozers, secure in the knowledge of the support of Trump’s boy wonder advisor Jared Kushner, and blew off his meaningless request by derisively saying that “it’s the art of the deal right?”  Despite the unofficial foreign policy permission for a potential apartheid state, Trump still looked like a stunned fool.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef017d3c5d1c8f970c-piPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Then there is former NSA Advisor General Michael Flynn. Professing loyalty to the Trump campaign in the earliest stages.  RNC convention MC, when maligning Manifest Hillary getting the crowd to yell “lock her up” and remarking that if he did half the stuff she did with her separate server during her tenure as Secretary Of State, he would be in prison, will now get his ironic just desserts, thanks to his creepy wheeling and dealing and reassurances of sanction lifts with a crooked Russian official before Trump got elected and before he got his position in the NSA. And subsequently lying about these exchanges to Trump’s media and press team, Conway and Spicer and idiotically or intentionally (or intentionally and idiotically) misleading Vice President Pence before his interview on Face The Nation about these confirmed rumors of treason. The good news coming out of this scary breach of corrupt diplomacy is that it may have ruined Kellyanne Conway’s career as a professional lying douchehag representing the White House and from being a future pundit.

What is sick about Flynn’s fuckup is that Trump may have given him these orders so he can be the fall guy when it got exposed and might be the reason that Steve Bannon to a principal position in the NSA. Flynn and maybe from those pics that evening in Miami may be also contributing to the disturbing fact that all of the intelligence agencies are committing mutiny by refusing to share pertinent intel with the Figurehead, citing total mistrust in their commander. And a palpable sense of disrespect judging by the almost daily leaks about the Figurehead’s scattershot policy plans, no doubt caused by Trump’s plausible deniability responses about the dismissal or resignation of Gen. Flynn., because as is well documented by the tremendous mind of the Figurehead and his conviction of the use of extreme vetting that inspired his massive failure ban, he knows he must look bad since he picked this reckless jerk.

It’s quite unfunny that, considering all these leaks and being that they are basically and arbitrarily illegal, that after the brutal treatment of Chelsea Manning and the unjustified pursuit of Edward Snowden, that this rebellious behavior and irreverence towards the presidency is now being tolerated by the Deep State. It’s alarming if this is the case, and shocking that Figurehead Trump has not used this for his latest excuse (oh he did?) to again deflect from his utter incompetence and autocrat tendencies as the leader of the free world. Which he reminds us, is a mess.

And so is the country and government that he inherited, no thanks to the biggest electoral margin in his mind, which he repetitively responded to whichever fake news monger he called on.

As for the grand national airing dissemination of best words that he shared in front of piss lemon embroidered curtains with the fourth estate, this may have been decided by the Figurehead himself. For he felt that Kellyanne and Spicey couldn’t deflect questions or spread the bullshit good enough and might even incriminate themselves or him even further by getting stumped about our new ally and dominant superpower yearning nation, Russia.

The thing is, he did a very shitty job himself. All of his answers were nonsense, non sequiturs, mockeries and mimicries. There were times, and Trump has displayed this before, where he resembles the antics of Larry David, the one on Curb Your Enthusiam, especially in his mannerisms, crude self-righteousness when he answers pertinent questions and engages in frustrating banter with the fake news mongers in the room, now officially the enemies of the state. He’s even still feuding with Rosie O’Donnell for crying out loud, just like Larry. If there needs to be action taken against Figurehead Autocrat Trump, CNN should hire comedian Susie Essman, equip her with credentials and send her in character as Susie Greene and put her in the next press conference that this, as she would say to Larry, bald asshole decides to cobble together and bombard him with questions about his pandering to Putin with profanities, demeaning insults and rebut his demands to shut up and sit down by yelling louder and going to the podium and chest bump him like Charles Oakley. (If you use this SNL, remember to cut me some cheddar and a writing credit, and also acknowledgement of this struggling digital publication.)

Please CNN, make it happen.

Unfortunately, Figurehead Trump got what he wanted, since this oratory debacle stayed on cable news all weekend long and got mocked on the late night shows. And in a twisted kizmet way, improved viewer ratings for their shows and networks. In the meantime, a career climate change refuser contrarian and greedy fucking fuck named Scott Pruitt got confirmed to head the EPA, a government branch that he spent the majority of his late career trying to destroy in court, and the most essential stipulations of the Dodd-Frank act is in the first stage of being dismantled.

And all these jokes and depictions about his press conference didn’t do a dent on Trump and his ego and id,  because it’s impossible to affect a borderline sociopath who has no sense of shame or decency. And to prove his demented point, he held a 2020 campaign rally on an airplane hangar in Florida. Where he put his harrowed wife on stage to recite the lord’s prayer. The bizarre thing is either that he used her and that to introduce him or if he thinks as the President he can ordain ministers. Also a collective of African Americans holding Blacks for 2020 signs(!!!) And then in an impromptu, man of the people moment he brought a supporter onstage for the reason that he saw being interviewed on TV (Trump likes watching television), and liked what he said. Well this guy came up all excited (Trump remarked that he was worried he was going to kiss him once he saw him, not seeing the irony in that) said some inane shit and giving unmerited praise to the President Figurehead, but the choice of this attire might have got him a free pass from the secret service, he was wearing a concert t-shirt of Trump’s inauguration.170218_vod_trump_campaign_12x5_1600

Usually, the majority of these shirts commemorating events have cheap materials and cheesy printing. But that shirt is vividly immaculate. It looks like a prototype about to go on the assembly line. Someone (cough, Trump, cough) is looking to make some cheddar marketing the only successful thing that the President has actually achieved so far, the day he got the job and the crowd size in his deluded mind.

But you know what, the permeating stench of big league impropriety still hangs on the elected one, in the recent article about all the money he owes to an scandal ridden international bank and the interlocking links between him, his kin and his favorite country.

If you measure President Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest by the amount of money at stake, or the variety of dicey interactions with government regulators, one dwarfs any other: his relationship with Deutsche Bank.

In recent weeks, Deutsche Bank has scrambled to reach agreements with American regulators over a host of alleged misdeeds. But because the president has not sold his company, the bank remains a central arena for potential conflicts between his family’s business interests and the actions of officials in his administration.

Deutsche is Trump’s major creditor, having lent billions to the president since the late 1990s even as other American banks abandoned Trump, who frequently bankrupted his businesses. While the president hasn’t released his tax returns, he has made public some information about his debts. According to these incomplete disclosures and reports, the Trump Organization has roughly $300 million in loans outstanding from the bank. Trump continues to own the business, although he has turned over day-to-day management to his sons.

At the same time that it is Trump’s biggest known creditor, Deutsche is in frequent contact with multiple federal regulators. While the bank agreed last week to pay $630 million to settle charges by New York state’s top financial regulator as well as the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority that it had aided Russian money-laundering, it’s still undergoing a related federal investigation into those activities, which it is also trying to settle. That will be an early big test of the Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Justice Department also has an ongoing probe of foreign exchange manipulation by several banks, including Deutsche Bank.

                                                                      Propublica

For years, Donald Trump has used a powerful tool when dealing with bankers: his personal guarantee.

Now that guarantee — employed to extract better terms on hundreds of millions of dollars of loans to the Trump Organization — is at the center of a delicate loan-restructuring discussion at Deutsche Bank AG, which is under investigation on several fronts by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The bank is trying to restructure some of Trump’s roughly $300 million debt as part of an attempt to reduce any conflict of interest between the loan and his presidency, according to a person familiar with the matter. Normally, the removal of a personal pledge might lead to more-stringent terms. But there is little normal about this interaction. Trump’s attorney general will inherit an investigation of Deutsche Bank related to stock trades for rich clients in Russia — where Trump says he plans to improve relations — and may have to deal with a possible multibillion-dollar penalty to the bank related to mortgage-bond investigations.

“When you have political appointees making decisions about banks that the president owes a lot of money to, it looks terrible,” said Richard Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota who was the chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush. “The U.S. government is dealing with regulatory and criminal issues with the big banks all the time, and if he owes them a lot of money, there might be an incentive to favor less regulation and less enforcement for the banks.”

The scramble to restructure is the latest chapter in Trump’s fraught relationship with Deutsche Bank, one of the few financial institutions on Wall Street that still does deals with a man long known as a publicity-seeking and unconventional real-estate developer who didn’t hesitate to sue his lender eight years ago. 

Deutsche Bank also lends to Trump’s extended family, including his son-in-law Jared Kushner. Weeks before the election, the bank refinanced most of the $370 million of debt against retail spaces Kushner’s company owns in midtown Manhattan.

Bloomberg

Herein lies the true motive for Figurehead Trump and Russia’s mutual interest to win the election and run the nation for the next 4 years, or long enough for Trump to sit in the oval office if impeachment hearings eventually start, is to bail out Trump’s empire, big oil companies and Russia’s struggling economy.

Now it makes sense of the obvious vetting of the likes of oiligarch Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, and all those jackals from Goldman Sachs.

It’s going to be the biggest bankruptcy hearing in world history. With Attorney General Jefferson Sessions III presiding over it.

That’s if this snowflake doesn’t fuck it up.

Executive Carnage; President Trump Is Fucking With You, Everyone And Fucking Himself

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It would be an understatement to say that Figurehead President Trump has had a quite prolific week and that he has taken his reputation as a cutthroat landlord, contract squelching developer, and petty litigious dickface to the White House. But in this humble and bitter curmudgeon’s opinion and fellow resident from Queens, it can’t be anymore apparent than the look on that formerly orange and now Spalding Handball hued face of his.

It all started with the lying about the inauguration attendance and the emergency press conference to perpetuate and promote the lie while millions of ladies around the world organized solidarity marches to remind the world of his repulsive sexual advances and sexist shit talking, thus leading to the major network coverage diversion of news interest. An attempt to shut down social media capabilities at the Dept. of Interior backfired for the National Parks debunked the Trump’s proxy Spicer tantrum with their Twitter publication of Obama’s turnout. Which subsequently led to Trump’s chief counsel and continuing campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s defense by adding the creative adage “alternative facts” to the nation’s intellectual diminishing lexicon.

But President Trump doesn’t give a fuck what you think, what you saw or even what the facts are

He went to CIA headquarters to address the agents and regaled them with his delusions about the crowd size and the news media he declared war on at the previous press conference. The speech was filled with President Trump’s natural proclivity for repetitive usage of positive adjectives (great, tremendous, you all know them) and was peppered with strange uproarious laughter from the agency’s memorial room as the President spoke. Reportedly, it was coming from staffers Trump bought in. Also reportedly, the CIA agents there, who are trained to kill with their bare hands, were spooked and unnerved by the President’s speech to them.

But President Trump doesn’t give a fuck.

Then came the executive orders, which were clearly written hurriedly and haphazardly without thought to reactions and consequences and to compliment the attention span of the renegade commander-in-chief. Influenced by those great generous minds at the Heritage Foundation.

The Affordable Care Act went first of course, which isn’t that objectionable because of the high deductable that makes it practically useless and universal health care would be cheaper. Still, this decision is going to give a lot of people on the plan anxiety, it might lead citizens to rush to join a plan that might be detrimental in the long run, and may discourage new customers from signing one, which may be the intent.

Then for some reason, there was an EO to enact fees on homeowners, which shouldn’t be shocking coming from this President and other multiple home owning elected and appointed officials who harp about the estate tax. This was a cut by President Obama, although in retrospect meager, to give homeowners some relief especially after the 2008 crashing of the economy by scumbag banks and predatory lenders.

After these two sadistic but mostly symbolic decisions, he found time to bitch and moan about the crowd size of the people at the inauguration. But that diversion bore some fruit because he went and signed an EO to track down on voter fraud. For he thinks that the 3 million who voted for Manifest Failure Hillary should have went to him, even the dead ones who registered and voted, presumably from the netherworld counties of these states and a glut of voters who are registered in 2 states. Contradicting his prior claim about if he bothered to campaign in the blue states he would have won them. Trump’s peculiar knowledge of the latter theory is ironic for the fact that his top advisors and family members are also registered in two states. Maybe the President is relying more on experience than misinterpreting a poll.

But the man doesn’t give a fuck what you all think and what you heard.

Then there were a flurry of EO’s that focused on trade and government bureaucracy. TPP was never ratified for this to mean anything and it’s despised in other nations (like New Zealand),  this was just a sentimental token signing. The federal hiring freeze sounds good to taxpayers, but the people that have these jobs most likely are middle class. So much for our President’s concern for the forgotten. Those pesky federal regulation guidelines got the symbolic axe from the President’s giant signature, so there will not be any impediments for cheap oligarchs from getting obese wealth at the expense of the safety of their employees and residents who live near their power plants or pipelines.

Speaking of pipelines, there is the utter moronic decision to revive the construction of the potentially disastrous Keystone XL and the government sanctioned plundering of the Dakota Access pipelines. Keystone is a massive risk to the environment and may be ultimately unprofitable and the Dakota pipeline has been rife with chaos due to the resistance of the Native American tribes to protect their only source of clean water and sacred burial grounds in the face of sadistic and quasi-legal oppression of the protests by using tactics like siccing dogs, shotgunning tear gas bombs and using firehoses in freezing weather. It should be noted that our President has a financial stake in the destructive Dakota access venture.

But we all know the President doesn’t give a fuck about emoluments.

As if there is any wonder if Figurehead President Trump is his own man and not one to owe some other people, say a foreign leader a favor for his recent and first real job, there is the EO and part theological edict of the “Global Gag” rule. Which basically defunds health programs by including or even mentioning the word abortion and expands to contraception use across the nation and the world, which can’t be more of a generous sop to Mike Pence and the GOP establishment religious ideologues that helped secure Trump’s nomination to the party. So much for fears of the President being compromised and allegory comparisons to Sharia Law. There is also the decision to end the funding of sanctuary cities, which is understandable considering how it’s being exploited in New York for example, but there would not be a need for them if other states weren’t so rigid and did their fair share taking care of their own poverty situations instead of forcing people out to more populous and denser regions.

These executive decisions would be intimidating except for the underwhelming fact that they are mostly symbolic and were reportedly filled with vague and conflicting language and not even confirmed by a key judicial branch. Which may have led to the devastating blowback to Trump’s most ardent supporters and immigrants who have a right to be in this country over the weekend.

The fucking wall in Mexico, the one that nation is supposed to pay for, that now has been decided by President Trump to proceed, has been botched and it now turns out that you the people are going to pay for it after all, maybe twice as revealed on the President’s bizarre interview on ABC last week. After the cancellation of the meeting by the very unpopular president of that nation, which Trump lied was mutual, it now turns out that we are going to pay for it first, via all the federal cuts and reactivation of fees mentioned earlier, and then Trump is going to slap a massive tariff at 20% for all Mexican imports, which will make this generations beloved Coronas and tequila, and even auto parts manufactured there and subsequently cars made here that need them more expensive. It’s practically a double dip on the American Taxpayer. So this fantasy that Mexico will pay for the fucking wall is based on wild-eyed speculation. Which is natural coming from a predatory real estate scion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This interview had some other ostentatious displays of self-aggrandizement and prideful cognitive dissonance. Notably when the President was showing a expansive photo of his inauguration and his perceived millions that were there like when the dictator in the In-Laws was showing off his art collection and when he was dressing down the interviewer, David Muir, to his face by bringing up how Fox News depicts reports about him and how he derives his opinions on the news medias reporting on him by watching himself on television akin to Peter Sellers character in Being There. (Even Rush Limbaugh gets it, although wrong as usual)

Following this interview, he promoted his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to head the National Security Council, a position formally held by generals. A rise in stature that was alarmingly fast and a disturbing break in executive protocol. A lot of conjecture is bandied about Trump being vulnerable to nation’s where he has financial interests and his political ties to Putin, but the rise of Bannon might be the guy he owes the biggest debt to.

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Bannon

And now we come to the Big Kahuna of executive orders. The temporary immigration ban on Muslim majority nations that are hotbeds of terrorism attacks and have ties to funding of terrorist groups, notably a permanent ban on people from Syria. With the exception of Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and The United Arab Emirates, nations that have actual ties to the Taliban, Al Qaeda and Isis and with the exception of Pakistan, palatial hotels and golf courses with the Trump Brand. Unlike the other orders, the actions demanded on the order happen on day one and on the weekend when plane traveling is highest. Hundreds of immigrants with legal work visas and green cards, people that were already vetted by this nation (though not extremely) were detained by the TSA officers and officials. Which led to protests to all of the cities major airports and apparently preemptive action by civil rights lawyers and elected officials to strike down the unconstitutionality of Trump’s arbitrary and draconian action. It has led to the invocation of habeas corpus in the acquittal of 2 immigrants at JFK and the Trump administrations lifting of the ban and the release of all those detained mercilessly.

This has led to the sudden action and awakening of elected officials in congress, after years of mutual complacency and toleration of Obama’s unconstitutional executive decisions and policies,  to boycott confirmation hearings of the attorney general. Trump may have possibly ruined Jeff Sessions chance to enforce the laws of the nation. Especially after the firing of the temporary AG Sally Yates for refusing to enforce his selective religious ban. Notably, in a sick Machiavellian twist, Sessions asked during Yates’ confirmation a few years ago if she would resist if she felt if the president went above the law. I guess that was only for the last guy.

But in spite of the widespread resistance from the masses and electeds, the dropping poll numbers and the embarrassing results from the EO hastily closing the borders to this nation, Trump still doesn’t give a fuck. His conviction that the world is a mess justifies his decisions. What does it matter when people who went through the proper channels to live and work here get caught up in the anti-terror ringer? According to the President, the nation and the world is a mess and has bigger problems to solve, even though none of the nations on the Muslim ban has even attacked our country, and two of them are known allies where our military are training those nations’ armies, Somalia and Iraq.

This may be just a shock doctrine test to see how the nation’s laws and judges react to this mess that he created. President Trump wants to rule by chaos and disorder and it doesn’t matter what those on the street with the funny signs or what the democrat minority in the houses in DC say.

President Trump is just fucking with people. Plain and simple. It’s what power tripping, unscrupulous bosses have always done since the dawn of man. He is the boss of America and he decides who profits and and who gets to live here.

This is the new normal. I am sure President Trump doesn’t give a fuck what Lindsay Crouse thinks either.

 

 

 

 

Mario’s Sons’ Holiday Dick Moves

Andrew Cuomo. Governor of the state of New York, colossal prick.

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of sudden proactivity from the son of Mario, Governor Andrew Cuomo. Although it truly cannot cloak the sorry desperation inspiring it. This is following the recent indictments of all his long-time cronies consisting of his honorary brother, Joseph Percoco and his favorite visionary guru,  Alain Kaloyeros (“He has economic visions that other mere mortals can’t actually see”  not long ago remarked, Andy) in the ambitious and now squandered Buffalo Billion solar power venture upstate.

After Mario’s son somehow escaped unscathed from the thievery committed by those idiot assholes, who have ties that go back when his dad in the 90’s, Andy somehow had an epiphany that a lot of services and other programs he has jurisdiction, make that lord over, were way behind schedule.

So he deigns to come down to the city and demands that the century long dormant 2nd avenue line must get done, stat. Suddenly, what was a dark and hazardous 40 block gauntlet for a year got fast-tracked and will make it’s new year’s day opening. How this happened was miraculous, as there were 5 times more contractors than before and the streets were clear a week after Mario’s son made his walk through underground. Stupidly sans helmet of course. The stations, for some reason, contains wall to wall modern art displays by the top artists of today which includes Chuck Close. Some of them look like Banksy rip-offs. Which may be the reason why there were so many delays and costs getting higher trying to complete this on schedule, in addition to the cars unable to fit through the tunnels. Andy was so agog he came off like an auctioneer trainee at Sotheby’s when he was describing it, or an unscrupulous realtor trying to swindle some hipsters at an overpriced 5 story walk-up studio apartment with graffiti on the side of the building. But more like Ralphie’s dad from A Christmas Story when he got his major award.

From Curbed:

“The Second Avenue subway provides New Yorkers with a museum underground and honors our legacy of building engineering marvels that elevate the human experience,” Cuomo said in a statement. “Public works projects are not just about function—they’re an expression of who we are and what we believe. Any child who has never walked into a museum or an art gallery can walk the streets of New York and be exposed to art and education simply by being a New Yorker. That is where we came from and that is what makes New York special.”

The last time expression like this was used on our trains was a thing called graffiti, an art form while reviled, despised and persecuted, was representative of the blighted and broke although way more creative times of that era, and is a certainly an influence on the artists contributions to these stations. That will inevitably will be defaced by other expressionist types or by the effects of continuing income inequality with people looking for a place to sleep and place their shopping cart of recyclables and personal belongings. And piss and vomit too. One installation actually shows the effect of papers being blown from the subway, so when real newspaper detritus is thrown away on the platform or from the streets it will blend in seamlessly.

The last time the governor got really needy for efficiency of our transit system was when the 7 extension to the hudson got done, subsequently and immediately there were leaks and escalator breakdowns. This rush job is already getting complaints without even running, since all those workers were so busy getting the roads done they forgot to cut a block long curb.

Now that it’s done after a century of misfortunes and fiscal neglect, well not really done,  the original plan was to get to 125st, but they broke it in phases, and I have to wonder if Mario’s son, Governor Andy, will take his new found proactive helmetless casual Friday style down to the Dirty Southeast Of Queens and get a look at the Lefferts Blvd. station. Where it takes longer to build a pair of stairs than it is to stuff big trains into little tunnels and have big time artists take months making portraits of themselves.

    

This was supposed to be completed by Thanksgiving, it should be noted that the other staircase was supposed to be finished last year too and got done in fucking June. I don’t have much hope for the MTA, the worst fucking transit system in the universe, to get it done, even if they have the technology for time travel. Look at that sign taped indelicately to the partition wall.083

That’s right, January 2016. That is just awfully discouraging. If only the governor makes the time to assemble a garrison of contractors down to Richmond Hill to fix this miscue.

But that’s a long shot, because these images were taken today, and Mario’s son had to go back to Albany to deal with his new assembly leaders for a new salary. The recently frugal and diligent governor did some flexing and refused to give these officials the raise they actually don’t deserve, even though these positions have not had a substantial pay increase in 40 years. Being the amount of corruption that has gone on and the recent busts of Skelos and Silver and dozens of others, Andy gets to be a hero here with the optics of his decision because these electeds aren’t actually fighting for $15. Unfortunately this has led to a legislative lockdown coming at the expense of startup business and the slight chance to alleviate the monumental homeless crisis in the 5 boroughs.

Andy, apparently still in the zone and a sudden awareness for ethics and accountability, will appoint a special pseudo independent prosecutor answering only to him to overlook any profligate spending by the assembly. This from the guy who terminated the last independent investigative body of his adminstration, the Moreland Commission, which did it’s job too well and got to close to Andy. Something of this nature is akin to being unconstitutional.

With the new year and state of the state address coming, he has embraced populism and wants to engage with the norms (that’s citizens, or people to us, the norms) for 6 individual speeches in different locales. Keeping up his unconstitutional and hubristic theme and taking an American custom as addressing the status of the state and reducing it to going on the lam. Is he trying to avoid being in Albany?

Well, I hope one of his stops is this slow crawl renovation. Because this station is in a heavily and densely populated town. And it gets really cramped and intolerable going up and down those stairs when the train arrives. So get down here and bring your contractor battalion and build these stairs and have them clean that pigeon shit-sty by the turnstiles, Governor. If you really are the governor.