Thank you, Rex Tillerson for your service as Secretary of State. You did a tremendous job gutting the State Department and spinning your diplomatic wheels in the mud – but you see here at the White House Game we demand fantastic. Anything less and before you know it – that beautiful White House door is hitting you in the ass. That’s the way it works here. But we do have some lovely parting gifts for you. Tell him Johnny!
A case of Elmer’s Glue – to piece the shreds of your reputation back together.
A signed copy of Vladimir Putin’s autobiography – read it, learn it, live it.
Dinner for two at the McDonalds of your choice – Big Macs only.
Souvenir fissionable material – courtesy of Kim Jung Un.
A vial of authentic Russian poison – use it as you see fit.
And a one-way ticket back to Losersville.
“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon.”
Donald Trump on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS mass shooting.
Red really believes that Trump really believes that he really believes that he would be heroic if only given the chance. Like on 911, when he sat in the comfort of Trump Tower gloating that he now had the tallest building in New York after the World Trade Center towers fell. Now that was some heroism.
Something seems different this time. Maybe it is because of the articulate and formerly somewhat carefree students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS like Sam Zeif, Chris Grady, Jose Iglesias and Isabella Pfeiffer to name a few. Maybe it is because they are getting support from their parents and the community to try to make a difference this time. Maybe it is because people are truly scared. Maybe it because Americans are fed up with legislators running scared from the NRA. Maybe it is because enough is finally enough. Maybe it is because they are tired of hearing the one and only answer that comes from the bought and paid for GOP weasels in Congress and State Legislatures (and clearly some Democratic weasels as well to be fair). And that answer is as always – WE NEED MORE GUNS!.
That is what our Reality TV Show Sick Joke of a President proposed again yesterday with his preposterous plan to arm teachers. Only a complete fool could believe that having a gun in classrooms with our children is a good idea. Teachers across the nation have responded to Trump’s proposal with scorn, disbelief and derision.
Red supports more safety measures for schools. Sadly, we may need metal detectors and secure perimeters around our schools and we may need trained and armed licensed peace officers at every school. We need to severely restrict access to semi-automatics the same way we have done for automatic weapons since the 1930’s. We need background checks. We need mental health services. We do not need guns in the classroom.
We don’t need a President who has kowtowed to the gun lobby by rolling back a regulation that would have added people who are getting Social Security disability for mental problems to the list for background checks, who purged about 500,000 fugitives from the ATF list and changed the definition of fugitive to only include someone who has crossed state lines to avoid arrest under an outstanding warrant, who revoked a ban on lead ammo in federal wildlife refuges and made it easier for people to carry guns on public lands, who has proposed cutting millions of dollars from the national background check system. We need a President who doesn’t need notes (see photo) to instruct him on how to behave like a normal compassionate human being. We need lots of people with the courage to stand up to the gun lobby and say that finally “enough is enough.”
Unfortunately, Red doesn’t really think that this time will be different. A guy can hope though.
Two time major champion Suzann Petterson has told a Norwegian newspaper that Trump is a big-time cheat on the links. Unlike Rory McIlroy who has refused to spill the beans on Trump’s golf antics saying only that he was a good golfer “for his age”, Petterson didn’t hold back.
“He cheats like hell,” according to Petterson. Petterson also wondered how Trump’s errant shots into the woods somehow end up in the fairway speculating that his caddy is well paid. Petterson also challenged Trump’s claim to golfing prowess.
What’s strange is that he has never come close to breaking 80 when I’ve played with him, but whenever I talk to him he says he’s just shot 69, or broken a course record, or won a club championship.
You can get the full story at nationalclubgolfer.com. The only question is why is Petterson still playing with or even talking to a golf cheat. She’s just lucky Trump didn’t try to grab her by the putter. And any golfer who still supports Trump will never be in a foursome with Red.
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?”
Donald J. Trump
Give me your well-rested, your nouveau riche. Your good white folks who are already living free. The well-heeled swells from your really nice beaches. Give me the hopeful really cool to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden shore.
Emma Lazarus weeps.
The Texas Observer reports that Trump’s Wall will disrupt businesses, retirees, families and wildlife on the Texas border.
A map produced in May by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows where the administration expects to build 33 miles of wall in 15 different segments, including portions that would tear through three wildlife areas. The documents also reveal a rating system the administration is using to rank the difficulty of building each segment, based on the topography and the legal difficulty of taking over the land.
“Nice RV park, many retirees live there permanently,” reads the entry for a nearly 2-mile segment that would cut off the Chimney Park RV Resort, the historic La Lomita Chapel and the Riverside Club, a popular hangout for winter Texans. “Western half of segment will impacts [sic] upward of 100 homeowners.” The Army Corps rates building the section as “most challenging.”
According to the documents, the wall would bisect the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, a 797-acre preserve that’s one of the top birding destinations in North America. Walls would also run through the neighboring National Butterfly Center, a private nature sanctuary that recently announced it would sue the government to stop construction, as well as the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. The Army Corps of Engineers rates the Santa Ana refuge as an “easy” location, because the land is already owned by the federal government.
This poll number has to be troubling for any Republican thinking about the future.