Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DeNiro - Joltin' Bob A Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You

Robert DeNiro has always been one of my favorite actors. I think I saw him first in "Hi Mom". His portrayals have never disappointed and he can cover a vast range of personalities.

I've never met him, so all's I know is what I see on screen. Nevertheless, I've allowd myself to enjoy him off screen - kinda like loving Yogi Berra, who I never met. So, there's been a place in my heart for Robert DeNiro for many decades.

I'm from Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn is a lot of things to a lot of people. It's a place of wonder and horror. I've experienced both while living there. It was the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers and they are the team who hired Jackie Robinson. That tells you a lot about Brooklyn.

And yes, being all Italian, I was raised as Catholic. Being from Brooklyn, I bought my ice cream from the independents, not Good Humor or Bungalow Bar - Bungalow Bar, give me a break.

Okay, so DeNiro was born in Manhattan and is not all Italian. I don't know, but he probably rooted for the Yankees and bought Good Humor. What can I tell you? Nobody's perfect, but Robert perfectly rose to the occasion when he took on Donald Trump. He invested his whole being in his statements to and about Trump. He spoke from his heart and it resonated in my heart. So for me, Robert is the "resistance" at its core.

Thanks Robert. You make me remember all that was great about Brooklyn without any of the horror. Your words continue to raise my spirits in a way few others can. If I know nothing else about you, I know you, more than anyone else on this planet, have Donald Trump pegged.

Holy Moly!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Trumps' Memorial Day Contribution

Donald Trump returned from his first international outing saying he hit a "home run". The Republicans were all ecstatic. Atta boy Donny. Hit one for the Gipper.

Trump returned in time for Memorial Day. Memorial day is for remembering those who lost their lives in service to our country. On Memorial Day we should all pause to remember exactly what they died for.

Our troops served in two World Wars. They were horrific wars. After the second, we didn't want to have to go back to Europe a third time. We wanted peace and prosperity and stability.

Thanks to the efforts of all of our Presidents, both Republican and Democrat, peace did come to Europe and it has lasted since the end of World War II. It was strengthened by NATO and the European Union.

Since taking office, Trump has managed to alienate most of our European allies. He has done things to weaken the European Union. He has weakened NATO. He has undone in less than 4 months what people have died to accomplish since the beginning of World War I in 1914.

Yes he hit a "home run" on a meatball pitch thrown by Vladimir Putin. A setup pitch in a game that's worse than any ever played. A game that is infinitely worse than the World Series of 1919.

Arnold Rothstein was credited with bribing the players in 1919. Rothstein was a mob boss from New York City. In Trump's "home run" game, Putin, who is also a mob boss, orchestrated the bribe.

Ironically, many of operatives Putin used are/were also located in New York City. In today's version, we have a cast of characters which include Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Mike Flynn, Paul Manafort, Jeff Sessions and a host of other supporting players.

Jared is most recently associated with wanting to set up a secret "back channel" to the Kremlin using Russian communications equipment out of the Russian Embassy.

Ivanka Trump suggested celebrating Memorial Day with champagne popsicles. I suggest we celebrate by impeaching Donald Trump. It's time. In fact, it's long overdue.

Holy Moly!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Russia Ain't No Country No Mo - We Next

Russia is a country. It's been taken over by a criminal organization run by Vladimir Putin. Putin was a KGB officer. Russian oligarchs support Putin. An oligarch is a wealthy business leader with great political influence. The oligarchs use their money to accrue and wield power.

Putin has been looking to corrupt Western leaders in an effort to secure his criminal enterprise. He did this with former Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi. It did not work out well for Italy. Now he's doing it here.

Berlusconi was eventually found guilty of crimes, including tax evasion, and he is no longer in office. You can read about him here:

Apparently there are a lot of wealthy and wannabe wealthy American businessmen who are willing to compromise themselves and their country for a buck.

Putin maintains power in Russia by spreading false news and manipulating the voters. They have fallen to his propaganda and that is why Russia is being run by criminals.

Sound familiar?

Putin compromises people by "investing" in them. Money is laundered through corrupt banks and loans are made and people get wealthy. The loans are followed up by further compromises of all kinds. Eventually Putin owns people. They become Putin's puppets.

We have taken the first step in voting away our government into the hands of corrupted politicians. Our law enforcement and intelligence agencies are now moving forward with investigations that will expose this and punish those who have committed crimes.

Those who have been compromised by the Russians are fighting back. The struggle that is going on right now will determine whether or not our country will remain an independent country or become a criminal organization.

I would like to see our Republic survive and prosper. It will only happen if all those responsible are fully exposed and brought to justice.

So what's it to be, country or party?

Holy Moly!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Trip To Saudi Arabia Was A Circle Jerk

Donald Trump went to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. He did not go there seeking peace. The first thing he did when he got there was sign an arms sale agreement. He's selling them 110 billion dollars worth of weaponry. Saudi Arabia is not expected to use those weapons for peace.

So what was this really about? It was about ED. Donald has ED. That's why the Mrs. is really staying in New York.

Donald's ED is so bad that he was willing to do anything to correct it. Viagra didn't work for him.

Saudi Arabia has an actual Orgasmatron. Yes, the Orgasmatron that was first seen in Sleeper is now a reality. Saudi perfected it and that's why Donald really went there. They were willing to treat his ED in exchange for the U.S. selling them 110 billion dollars worth of weaponry. Talk about "bang for the buck".

Holy Moly!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What Radical Islamic Terrorism? Who Said That?

Tough guy Trump is over in Saudi Arabia and he just finished selling them over 110 billion dollars worth of weaponry which includes some weapons we didn't want them to have.

Oh yeah, he bowed while the king gave him a medal and danced with a sword in line with the Saudi Royal Family.

Wow! I keep hearing Aretha Franklin singing, "Mr.Bigstuff, who do u think u are?" What happened to all the tough talk Donny?

I understand you're not going to use your favorite term "radical Islamic terrorism" when you address the Arab leaders today. Your minions are on the Sunday news shows explaining why you are not going to use that language.

What a world class hypocrite. What a bloviating ignoramus. You are a lying toad.

Holy Moly!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Trump Checks Out New Winter White House

Trump has left the country to visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican. Before leaving he made a side trip to what is expected to be his new Winter White House.

Meanwhile renovations are progressing on the White House in Washington, DC.

Holy Moly!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Is It A Turd?

The Republicans are like a group of children walking along the sidewalk and coming upon a large turd. One says, "It looks like a turd." Another bends down and smells it and says. "It smells like a turd." Another reaches down and picks it up and says, "It feels like a turd." Finally one snatches it out of the other one's hand and eats it and says, "It tastes like a turd." Then they all stand around and try to decide if it really was a turd after all.

Holy Moly!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Trump Pitches A Skit To SNL

Trump: Hey I have a great idea for a skit.

SNL: Take your best shot.

Trump: I fire U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who is investigating corruption in NYC and looking into crimes committed by the Russians renting space at Trump Tower.

Trump: Then I fire Sally Yates, the Acting Director of the Justice Department after she tells me about Flynn's misdeeds concerning Russia.

Trump: Then I fire FBI Director James Comey because he's conducting investigations into Russian interference with our elections.

SNL: There's nothing funny about any of that.

Trump: Wait for the punch line. The day after I fire Comey, I invite Sergey Kislyak the Russian Ambassador (a known Russian spy and spy recruiter),  and the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, to the White House at the request of Putin.

SNL: Not funny.

Trump: Wait, wait. I don't allow the American Press to attend the meeting.

SNL: You know we do political satire and it has to be funny right?

Trump: Yeah, yeah. Here's the punch line. Here's the joke.

SNL: Hmm.

Trump: Here it comes - During the meeting I share highly classified security information with the Russians.

SNL: Ah. Not funny!

Trump: What? This is bigly funny. This is great, really great comedy.

SNL: No it isn't.

Trump: What if we add "lock him up" chants from the audience?

SNL: Goodbye Mr. Trump. The security of our nation is no laughing matter.

Holy Moly!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Trump Is Certifiable - He Rocks In The Tree Tops, Tweet, Tweet, Tweet

Yes it's true. Trump is certifiable!

When Lester Holt interviewed Trump the other day, Trump said he had a "certified letter" proving that he is innocent of any wrongdoing during the elections.

Trump said he had one of the "most prestigious law firms in the country, uh tremendous, highly rated law firm" write a letter saying that he had "nothing to do with Russia".

Trump said he turned over the certified letter to Lindsey Graham.

Well, if that don't beat all! Trump and his minions are totally guilt free when it comes to Russia. It's better than a letter from your mom to your teacher. It's a CERTIFIED letter.

In a separate interview published in the Economist, Trump said he invented the phrase "prime the pump". Webster Dictionary reports that the phrase goes back to the early 19th century and was used when talking about government investment expenditures at least as far back as 1933.

What are we to conclude about that? Well, I for one, believe Trump has been lying about his age. He must be at least a few hundred years old, and that would account for his dementia.

Meanwhile the FBI raided the offices of Strategic Campaign Group, a Republican fundraising and campaign consulting firm in Maryland yesterday. They seized files and computers.

What's that about? The Spirit told me it was about money laundering and racketeering. You know, the kind of stuff that happens when a country like Russia wants to fund Republican campaigns.

Oh yeah, apparently Trump threatened Comey in a Tweet this morning. He said, "James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Holy Moly!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? You Heard It Here.

Q. Why did the chicken cross the road?

A. Too easy right?


Q. Why did Trump fire Comey today.

A. Uh.

Yeah Uh! Well here's your Uh and one better:

Yeah, Trump fired Comey after the Grand Jury handed out subpoenas in the FBI's Russia investigation.

Holy Moly!

You Wanna Visa Baby?

Last month several Venezuelan government workers were arrested for their involvement in selling Venezuelan passports. Yes, the country that Hugo Chavez led for years, the country that has recently moved to Communism, has a problem with people selling passports.

Fast forward to China last weekend. Jared Kushner's sister, Nicole Meyer, held investment events in Beijing and Shanghai. She was pitching the Kushner family's new construction project in New Jersey.

She made it clear that she was Jared's sister. There was a large screen photo of Trump. She was looking for $500,000 investments and she was sweetening the deal by linking investments to American Visas - "golden VISAs".

Yep, we have an EB-5 program that fast-tracks the path to American citizenship by fast-tracking green cards to foreign investors who invest at least $500,000 in U.S. development projects.

How's that for free enterprise? How's that for Make America Great Again? How's that for despicable exploitation of your office and flagrant conflicts of interest?

Holy Moly!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Day

Today is May Day. It's a big day for celebrations around the world. Some celebrate it by dancing around a Maypole.

In Russia they usually celebrate it with a giant military parade.

This morning I read a Washington Post article that totally unnerved me. I suggest you read it. Click the link below the tanks.

When the information about Russia's interference with our elections and its involvement with Trump's campaign staff, transition team and family came out I was very upset.

Trump's bromance with Putin has taken on a whole new meaning for me. I fear that Russia has compromised Trump's administration.

After reading this article, I fear that Russia has compromised a lot more than Trump's administration. Has the conservative right wing of the Republican Party been compromised? Has the NRA been compromised. Has the religious right been compromised?

I will be spending May Day sending out MAYDAY calls. The members of Congress who have not yet been coopted by Russians need to convene a special investigation with an independent prosecutor. They need to expose everything Russia has done to weaken and neutralize our country.

Holy Moly!