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Donald Trump makes his exit after four years of executive carnage in the most dignified way he can.
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Donald Trump makes his exit after four years of executive carnage in the most dignified way he can.
With 2 years of being President, in name and elected position only, Donald John Trump has seen his administration, policies and himself go through wild twists and turns, leaving a trail of domestic and societal wreckage that is still being spread with every signature, demented and illiterate tweets and words coming out his face anus.
What must have started off swell for him at the spring equinox, with the resignations of Homeland Security Secretary H.R. McMaster, Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn and Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson from his plutocabinet, ridding Trump of dissenting but sage advice on how to run the nation like an adult (an adult that’s redirecting wealth to the top 1%) and maintaining economic parity and some version of peace with our European allies has now devolved into a daily wrestling chair/ladder/table cage match show.
…and then along came Stormy.
Stormy Daniels, a voluptuous smokin’ hot woman and award-winning porn star actress who engaged in brief coitus on a boat with the President, led Trump to summon his devoted lawyer and patsy Michael Cohen to pay her $130,000 to keep quiet about the one-night stand and helped suppressed an interview she made with a celebrity tabloid magazine with it’s principal owner and CEO David Pecker, which all took place one month before Election Day 2016. But the payment was made through shady channels. When asked by reporters about this as he was about to enter a cabin on Air Force One, it may have been the first time in recorded history that Donald actually was stumped and conveyed a paralyzing fear.
Since this made worldwide news, the Donald has been leading his country and conducting himself like a megalomaniacal hyperactive 300 pound gorilla with explosive diarrhea in the White House, throwing his shitty policies all over the walls and seeing what sticks, as a chunk of his plutocabinet bailed on him along with two of his personal attorneys, along with his post-election day firing of Jefferson Sessions, who the President always thought of as his own personal attorney.
As for his long-time personal lawyer, days after it was exposed of Cohen and Trump’s little collusion to shut down a salacious story by concocting a fake ass LLC and lame ass alias for Trump, David Dennison, to put a muzzle on Ms. Daniels and the immediate subsequent arrest and detainment of Cohen, it turns out he was also doing (actually yearning to do) some illicit lobbying through his shell company called Essential Consultants to get fat juicy tax payer funded contracts for Trump to dole out.
Now it turns out Cohen used his Essential Services LLC to financially muzzle a hot Playboy playmate from dishing about her sexual dalliance with Donny and also to pay off another Playboy model 2 million dollars about her affair with a major GOP fundraiser, using the aforementioned LLC and the same Dennison alias that was used for POTUS.
Now that all of Donnie’s sexual piccadillos and all the felonious cash laundering campaign law violating drama is clearly breaking his already addled brain, Trump, whilst implementing demented and doom-laden policy decisions had been making the rounds worldwide and embracing dictators with doe-eyed subservient zeal unfit for a man who has spent the first two years of his temp leadership role making outright and veiled threats on his social media feed.
But it isn’t like he’s become a different man. If there is a difference is that Trump is acting crazier than ever before and is actually showing outstanding vulnerabilities for a guy who has “great mental stability an is like a smart person” and who was once reputed to be according to a best selling autobiography, a deal artist. No, this is the same guy we (mostly everybody from New York City) have always known and this is the way he’s always operated.
A few news pieces surfaced that has practically defined Trump’s performance, agenda, and directives as the President. The first was by a senior staffer who described Trump’s tactics and directives in foreign policymaking as “We’re America, bitch!” and the second was the more pointed retrospective observation by Leslie Stahl during an interview in May when she interviewed Trump after he won the nomination of the party he permanently neutered about why he continues to viciously attack journalists.
STAHL: …he’s attacking the press. And there were no cameras, there was nothing going on. And I said, “You know, that is getting tired, why are you doing this? You’re doing it over and over and it’s boring, it’s time to end that, you’ve won the nomination, and why do you keep hammering at this?” And he said: “You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me no one will believe you.”
This (not much of a) revelation shows that Donald John Trump has conducted and directed his presidency by the Shock Jock Doctrine. Not the delightful writer Naomi Klien’ landmark theory “The Shock Doctrine”, where the plotting and planning by insider politicos and their mercenary goons meticulously conquer and profit off of disasters, wars and coups, manipulating civic services and society as a whole. On the contrary, Trump’s “Shock Jock Doctrine” is what can be only discerned as the retarded version of it, as his policy and executive decisions do the same things but wind up with disastrous results on both the most vulnerable victims of them and eventually and humiliatingly towards the one individual, our executive in chief now known in New York’s criminal court system as Individual One, wielding them.
The Shock Jock Doctrine is inspired and defined by the syndicated radio and cable news talk show personalities of America: Hannity, Limbaugh, Savage, Alex Jones, the late Bill O’Riley etc. etc., men who spew extreme zealous polarizing opinions on how the government should be run. But Trump’s Shock Jock Doctrine more resembles Howard Stern, who Trump has mimicked his legendary format of crass insults and taking his oversexed radio theater objectifying and manhandling women to hedonistic power tripping levels, the latter no doubt verified by the pussy-grabbing claim he told Billy Bush 14 years ago.
But it also is glaringly affecting all his ill-thought foreign, domestic, immigration and economic policy decisions:
After writing his lie-positive polygraph signature on the executive order declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel, the opening of the new embassy offices there was marred by the psychotic gunning down of Palestinian protesters approaching the Gaza border while unarmed and also while they were in the midst of praying. The IDF snipers also shot a 21-year-old woman to death while she was identifying herself as a nurse trying to help the already wounded; one of the near 300 Palestinians killed and 29,000 injured during the year long protest.
While meeting with North Korean dictator Kim-Jong Un, Trump and the dictator seemed to agreed to a de-nuclearization deal. Following their historic meeting, Trump came away with bizarre impressions from Kim, marveling at what a stronghead he is and how his oppressed citizenry worships him and would like Americans to stand at attention whenever he or his image manifests somewhere, further cementing Trump’s deep seated admiration for autocratic tyrannical regimes. Since then, North Korea has continued to violate sanctions by ramping up their nuclear capabilities and naval logistic fuel shipments.
Then there’s Saudi Arabia, over a year after the weapons deal that was Trump’s first visit with a foreign nation which the Sauds have used to fuel their monstrous and sadistic attacks on Yemen, Amazon/Washington Post journalist Jamal Kashoggi was brutally murdered in the Saudi embassy. He was jumped by 15 men and was butchered alive from a physician severing his body with a bone saw. Following blatant falsehoods from the Saudi Royals about the slaughter which devolved from claiming that Kashoggi left thru a back door; then claiming that he fought with the 15 men inside; then finally admitting the murder as ordered by Crown Prince Bin Salaam, as pictures showing a hazmat cleanup crew team arriving at the embassy and footage showing one of the assassins wearing Kashoggi’s clothes impersonating him despite having hair and the victim being bald; President Trump veered just as wild as the Saudi Royal Killers manipulation of their self-investigation (which included brazenly sending a hazmat cleanup crew as it was getting international news attention and condemnation), first believing their cockamamie results and then finally and literally accepting the murder, stating how much they are needed because of lots of money and jobs are at stake because of the weapons deal (but more likely it’s the petrodollar and their investments in high-end real estate, the latter most definitely deriving from Donald’s own portfolio; most recently in the Hyatt Hotel and the former DC Post Office). Trump pulling the U.S.A. out of the U.N.’s human rights council makes his solidarity with these human rights violators and modern dictatorships and modern apartheid in the case of Israel
There is also his self-described beautiful but inflation driving and business and employee killing tariffs on foreign countries. Recently anointing himself as Tariffman, these tariffs (along with the Oligarch Welfare Tax Cut of 2017) have blown up the national debt another two trillion dollars.
But most of all, there is what’s going on at the Mexican border. Following Trump’s campaign launching vitriol of Mexican rapists and killers (and some good people) and his tirade about shithole countries and continuing Barack Obama’s cruel deportation and rendition policies; Trump’s administration took it to a sadistically higher levels with AG Sessions Zero Tolerance declaration. Breaking families apart by separating children from their parents and locking them in modern day interment camps in a vain attempt to discourage all migrants from coming to America. Making migrants eat food that’s against their religious beliefs. Making kids sleep on the floor with foil blankets; injecting them with pyschotropic drugs without their or their parents permission, constant verbal and physical abuse from guards. Having injuries and maladies left untreated. Thousands of kids subjected to constant transfers to other “shelters” from east to west of this nation and not keeping track of them. Putting babies and toddlers in what’s called “tender age” interment centers, which akin to describing and herding them like they were veal.
Howard Stern’s influence can also be felt in Donald Trump’s choosing of acquaintances. Donald also has his own “wack pack” consisting of visitors like Kid Rock, Kanye West and the My Pillow Guy. But it has extended to even his dismantled plutocabinet, with the exodus of D.C. reporter, pundit and insider reputed rational adults like Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster and Rex Tillerson, the ones remaining are all dimwitted characters. Education Secretary Besty Devos, who doesn’t know shit about education; Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, another dunce who was fortunate enough to have relatives in banking to enrich himself; HUD and Energy Secretaries Ben Carson and Rick Perry, who are basically slackers letting their departments do nothing as public housing rots and fossil fuel, fracking and coal companies get awarded public park lands for more planet damaging extraction and young ward adviser Jared Kushner, who despite also personally profiting immensely from his non-divested business in his time in the White is being played and owned by our Israeli and Saudi allies as they continue their oppression of their nation’s people.
But the biggest tell and blowback from Howard’s influence on Stronghead Trump, is the crank call he got from Stuttering John Melendez who imitated accused and exonerated crooked N.J. Senator Bob Menendez to persuade Trump to go easy on immigrants and select a moderate pick for the vacant at the time Supreme Court seat.
This was perhaps the greatest crank call in history (this one was formerly the greatest) and would had a longer shelf life in corporate news and talk shows if it wasn’t for the 24-7 half-second attention span news cycles because of corporate social media. Ironically, what did fill the void was Trump’s own wack packer version of Stuttering John, his actual personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani popping up on occasion giving outlandish and even incriminating defenses of Trump with his claims that his client is incapable of collusion because he’s president and how he can pardon himself if he is ever charged. But Rudy’s biggest and funniest gaffe was when he proclaimed to the nation that the truth isn’t the truth, making even a hack like Chuck Todd openly mock the once person of the year on Meet The Press.
Apparently, Trump hired Rudy mostly to represent him to normalize his own habitual sociopathic lying and kill the concept of moral sense at the same time.
And now we come to Trump’s piece de resistance and genesis program for his reason to exist as President, his fucking wall. After sending troops and making orders to shoot migrants if they throw rocks (which is wholly inspired by his pal Bibi Nethanyahu’s and his IDF’s tactics to oppress Palestinians protesters) and a Supreme Court decision to terminate his unconstitutional asylum ban, the Stronghead has gone head on and shut down the government (with the exception of the military) to get 5.6 billion dollars to build a useless wall (or fence) made of either concrete or steel slats or whatever and making shocking analogies of the construction of the wall with the invention of the wheel (these are his quotes/tweets).
Stronghead’s stubborn persistence for the Trump Wall has led to parks being inundated with garbage and feces, SNAP benefits and public housing services being cut to the poorest Americans, and over 800,000 workers being denied their paychecks, notably to those responsible to protecting our borders which President Motherfucker keeps bitching about, the immigration offices where people are getting hearing to become citizens and TSA security officers in the nation’s airports, where the majority of immigrants (and alleged terrorists) are actually arriving in! Stronghead Trump’s Wall stand is undermining and sabotaging the secure borders he claims he wants to protect!
The Stronghead President as managed to endure and finish two years of his first term with the Shock Jock Doctrine, but he and it is about to be tested with a Democratic majority in the House which he has immediately undermined with his government shutdown for his stupid fucking wall but is partially ignited by a new crop of fiery representatives that are calling and writing up articles of impeachment and with a current investigation into his crooked business dealings in his Trump foundation in New York and with Robert Mueller getting another six months with his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election (nothing there) and the influence on Trump’s campaign and policy making (very likely). And with three major cabinet positions filled with interim acting appointees and his NSA Advisor John Bolton discrediting Trump’s proclaimed Isis victory and promise to bring home thousands of troops by announcing that the troops are remaining indefinitely, it starting to look like there are machinations being made en route to persuade the Stronghead to resign and Mike Pence taking over the Presidency just in time for the State of the Union address in a few weeks.
Now Trump is about to go on national T.V. and address the nation that he is going to the border himself to make his case for his fucking wall. Who knows what is going to spew from his faceanus to justify the construction of it and the funding for it now. But that’s why we will all tune in. Because the reason why we used to listen to Shock Jocks like the King Of All Media and in the last 5 years President Trump is that we want to hear what crazy offensive shit he will say next. The distinction with the Stronghead is that we really don’t have any other choice and can’t change the station and our 4G cellphones.
Because his vulgarities have an effect on everyone and the state of the union and also has had a deleterious effect on our infrastructure too (which he still hasn’t paid any attention to since announcing last year for a trillion dollar plan to improve it), but not only on the roads and highways of America but on the proverbial high road. Because three years of talking shit, dispensing insults and veiled and directed threats, the high road has been condemned.
To be continued…
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A book is about to be released next week by legendary journalist Bob Woodward about the presidency of Donald J. Trump. According to reports, mostly by the New York Times and covered by the news media, it’s all about the toxic chaotic atmosphere in the White House and confirms a lot of generally held beliefs about the mental stability, actual power and decision-making of and brutal opinions from those serving at the pleasure of the President.
But most importantly what Woodward revealed is that the Deep State is vitally alive as well. Now that it/they have officially come out in the open thanks to the New York Times giving consent to let a current top level White House administration official (or officials) to write an anonymous scathing and quite unsettling op-ed in their paper in an attempt to reassure the citizenry of this nation that despite Trump’s wayward style of governing and policy making, the nation is stable because they got everything under their control. This op-ed defends actual real time collusion against the commander-in-chief.
Despite Trump being a vile human being, profoundly ignorant of what his job entails and is using the position to enrich himself, his family and to bolster his own businesses (and maybe because he needed a new job), this op-ed goes against everything this nation stands for being that a group of individuals are undermining and making insignificant the actual job and leadership of the presidency along with disenfranchising the rights of the voters that put Trump in office by plotting and childishly stealing policies behind his back. It doesn’t matter how acerbic his personality is, how incorrigible his conduct has been or how unpredictable his thought patterns are.
And they are proud of it and are not at all ashamed that these acts were committed. The defiant and boastful condescension by the anonymous official (or possibly officials) about these deeds leave open the possibility if these tactics were done before in past administrations led by daft, declining and overmatched elected leaders like W. Bush, Reagan and Obama.
This op-ed was clearly written and permitted by a major news publication because Woodward’s book more exposes the incrimination of the officials under Trump in sabotaging policies that they don’t wholly agree with than it incriminates the brazen stupidity of the President himself. Or make that Figurehead, as this book confirms my moniker of him in past posts being that his decisions and the people that voted in 2016 don’t matter and essential choices about this nation’s future are being made in secret by certain officials.
And from the choice of words in this op-ed, especially the references to free markets and deregulation and a strong military, these signs point the authors to be Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin or Chief of Staff John Kelly, although Vegas set the best odds on Vice President Pence. What’s more insulting about this op-ed besides the admission of officials dictating policies is the re-appropriation of the word “resistance” and the official rebranding of the administrative conspiracy as “the steady state” and the writer(s) claim that they are did these things for moral reasons, like the trillion dollar oligarch welfare tax cut and the heinous immigration policy.
Unfortunately, because everyone in the White House are deplorable untrustworthy reprobates from the chief executive on down, the
deep steady state is attempting to normalize these illicit and almost treasonous tactics as business as usual and in the dubious concept that they are doing this for our protection. Leaving an uncomfortable impression that they can (and had) will be colluding behind the back and undermine the decisions of the next elected President in 2020.
But since 2016, from the electoral victory of Figurehead Trump to this
deep steady state manifesto shows…
After watching some youtube vids about the Deep State Manifesto op-ed written and approved by the editors in the New York Times, I have to revise my guess about who the author of the long-awaited leak was. And all signs point to pollster, pundit and counselor to Figurehead Trump, Kellyanne Conway.
This came to me from a few Young Turks vids focusing on this expose’ on Trump’s descent into executive madness and a big tell from the op-ed itself. One person on the comments page just wrote “the leak is Kellyanne Conway” and that got me to thinking. This woman, who was all over the place on cable news when Trump was campaigning and after he won and then her role was marginalized and is only been seen occasionally in the last few years since his inauguration, but still defending the deceptions of Trump and his administration with unadulterated moxie. So there is the motive of revenge.
And her husband George apparently really loathes Figurehead Trump too and he shown his irreverence towards him any chance he gets on the Twitter, Trump’s favorite venting platform
Then there was a tell in the op-ed:
“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”
This rebranding of an unelected insidious colluding cabal running the White House is similar to Kellyanne’s classic description of the journalism detailing the real crowd size at Trump’s inauguration as “alternative facts”. In fact the whole op-ed describes how awesome the administration still is according to the leaker that it comes off like a person who still wants to keep his/her job or get promoted in the ranks when/if Pence takes over in 2019. This
op-ed manifesto is basically a big part of her skill sets from her pollster marketing expertise and also an ersatz job resume.
And finally when Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo was asked if he wrote or knew who the op-ed author was during a press conference after letting out the hugest forced sigh, a few seconds after defensively responding about the article and slamming the leaker and the paper of record he uttered the words “she had” real fast before going on his mild rant.
Mike knows who the op-ed author is, and it’s certain that everyone in the new steady deep state collective knows who it is too.
And maybe, just maybe, so does Figurehead Trump. Who is too afraid to let someone with so much insider dirt that Kellyanne is storing that the rails will truly come loose and derail this wretched presidency. No wonder the book is called Fear.
Update 12.4.20 :
It turned out it wasn’t Mrs. Conway at all, but a dashing young fellow named Miles who was the chief of staff of the Department Of Homeland Security that wrote the Deep State Manifesto and a book about his complications and the machinations he and his colleagues were doing while working for Donald J. Trump. As for Kellyanne, well she’s looking forward not backward herself and is looking forward to contribute in some way to maintain the establishment norms of the “Steady State” that keep this system running smooth even during a pandemic and a wealth disparity crisis.