I think that in part, Donald Trump has succeeded in wearing us all down. When I get the chance to write now, I am so overwhelmed by all of the data regarding Trump’s evil-doing, that I find it hard to concentrate in any one area. I feel like I can’t do any particular topic justice.
I’m pretty much research driven when I write about what is and what isn’t. I prefer facts to anything. I prefer facts to opinion. Unless….unless I am creatively writing, and then I don’t give a damn about facts, convention, or even a pretense of civility, unless any of those means serve to justify my end.
I am still going to write about Trump, I just no longer feel the need to be entirely tethered to the topic. I appreciate the attention I received from Crooksandliars and really have no idea how I came to be occasionally referenced in their blog.
Some folks enjoyed my writing here and I appreciate that. I may spark this badboy up again full-time when we get towards the end of this cycle of madness. Dunno.
I feel like a have much more to say, but I’m sure I’ll receive a more limited audience with my creative side…and that’s fine. I’ve always been writing for myself.
Honestly, If I wanted hits, I could just write the SarahSandersIsaCuntBlog and it would do smashingly well. The topic is very popular.
Maybe I will. : )
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I’ll probably scribble down some words every day. I might repost from ninety-five percent to this blog.
Shortly after Trump announces the utterly idiotic unilateral decision to remove the US from the Iran Nuclear Deal, news outlets are reporting that US military officials are concerned that Iran is considering some sort of military strike on Israel, possibly in the Golan Heights.
Now I’d parse that information out bit by bit. Considering it’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Netanyahu is hoping Iran decides the agreement is now null and void, so that Israel can go ahead and start bombing Iranian sites. Considering Israel already has their forces at the ready, well before fucking idiot Trump announced his decision. Considering, Iran didn’t suddenly, after Trump made his statement, decide to start planning to attack Israel; their plans have been ongoing and long-term.
In other words, this is a set-up to make space for Israel to act in advance of anything overt Iran might do.
I have no doubt that Netanyahu will make an announcement soon, that “due to credible sources,” a preemptive attack by Israel is now necessary.
Everything is falling into place as outlined in my earlier post. There’s no endgame in mind…aside from creating the condition for all-out war. I can’t imagine that Russia wants any part of that, but they sure are happy to see the price of oil steadily rising. This is great for Russia. If the US somehow manages to find a way into these forthcoming hostilities…I don’t know what to say. We have a moronic madman running our country.
UPDATE: Here we go…
It’s already started. This move is particularly problematic, because we have fucking troops there. The chances of this spinning out of control just increased dramatically.
First Lady and gold-digger-in-chief announces her ambitious “Be Best” <sic> campaign from the White House lawn. This is a more comprehensive approach than her
wildly successful anti-cyber bullying program, and supposedly encompasses: overall well-being, social media, and opioid abuse.
Exactly what she is going to do, I have no idea. What did she do to stop cyber-bullying? I dunno. Trump is still on twitter, so there’s that.
Meanwhile, her husband, the guy with the title “president”, had simultaneously sent a proposed plan of rescission to Congress to address the
wildly popular budget that recently passed through Congress, in an attempt to address the massive deficit it creates.
The plan calls for removing 15 billion dollars that were already approved in the budget and supported by the omnibus spending package.
“Almost half of the proposed cuts would come from two accounts within the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that White House officials said expired last year or are not expected to be drawn upon. An additional $800 million in cuts would come from money created by the Affordable Care Act in 2010 to test innovative payment and service delivery models.”
“Democrats have said they are watching the process with skepticism. Many Democrats have called for expanding programs such as CHIP, not cutting them, and they are often fiercely protective of anything related to the Affordable Care Act.
“Let’s be honest about what this is: President Trump and Republicans in Congress are looking to tear apart the bipartisan [CHIP], hurting middle-class families and low-income children, to appease the most conservative special interests and feel better about blowing up the deficit to give the wealthiest few and biggest corporations huge tax breaks,” Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Monday.”
Rub your eyes and read that again. Yeah, that’s right. I can’t think of any better way to help our Children “Be Best,” then to continue to strip away anything comes close to resembling universal health coverage.
Be Best! Unless it impedes the ability of the super rich, to get some more righteous piles of cash.
With the May 12 deadline for Trump to make his royal pronouncement on the state of the Iran nuclear deal, it has been brought to light that the Trump administration, in concert with an Israeli private intelligence agency, sought to further undermine the agreement by attempting to discredit the original Obama era framers of the accord. Reporting by the Guardian suggests Trump was seeking to find dirt on former national security adviser Ben Rhoades, and former deputy assistant Colin Kohl.
“Jack Straw, who as foreign secretary was involved in earlier efforts to restrict Iranian weapons, said: ‘These are extraordinary and appalling allegations but which also illustrate a high level of desperation by Trump and [the Israeli prime minister] Benjamin Netanyahu, not so much to discredit the deal but to undermine those around it.'”
It’s really hard to try to understand what endgame the Trump administration and Netanyahu foresee by bringing more unrest to the region. Between Netanyahu’s little publicity piece, earlier this week, in which he outlined what everyone already knew, as somehow representing proof that the agreement should be dismantled, and Trump’s no fact understanding about what the accord even is, we have to wonder how much of this is Trump arm-twisting to put himself in the spotlight and Netanyahu desire to order a couple airstrikes on Iranian targets while the bombing is good. Bombings which would dovetail nicely with Netanyahu’s desire to distract from his own problems at home.
Trump, in his supreme benevolence, may allow the accord to continue, depending on what his brain-trust of Sean Hannity, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and “Fox and Friends” suggest on that day. He may not. Who the fuck knows? Trump doesn’t.
“Let’s see what happens.”
If he elects to remove the US from our commitment to the agreement, then several things will happen. The US will have, once again, removed itself. Marginalized itself. Iran would be free to decide if the entire agreement was now void. The other parties to the agreement will not join the US in dropping the agreement or in demanding a new one. If Iran declares the agreement void, then Israel would consider itself free to target Iranian facilities with airstrikes. No one will join Israel in that endeavor.
North Korea would not consider the word of the US as particularly trustworthy in any agreement they might sign with the US…and does that really matter? North Korea probably won’t much care. Sure they’ll sign an agreement. So far, the odds of North Korea keeping their word to an agreement is exactly 0 out of 100. Trump can bluster and congratulate himself in Korea and demand a Noble Peace prize. Who cares?
Trump can feel like he’s actively in charge of the situation, even if he has no understanding of what he is doing. Smells like power.
Netanyahu can beat the war-drum at home while attempting to avoid an actual war. Nice distraction. Let’s be honest, Iran is a major major problem for Israel, but is it really a good idea to go for the direct confrontation option? There’s no turning back once that happens.
Trump and Netanyahu need each other….desperately. Trump, to fill his ego’s bottomless thirst and distract from his impending legal issues, and Netanyahu for his similar legal difficulties and the Iran situation.
Russia. Russia Russia Russia. If a barrel of oil could get back up to the $100 dollar range, Russia would be sitting pretty. Bring on the instability.