Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2.15.17 Bee-otch of the Day: Donald Trump

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Name: Donald Trump
Age: 70
Occupation: "president"
Last Seen: Washington, DC
Bee-otched For: starting to see the self-destruction of his presidency

Better yet, it was self-destructing the second when he and wife Melania came out to announce his presidency.

Yesterday, many eyes were on Drumpf when The New York Times revealed that his aides were having chats with Russia when that country was being investigated for rigging the election. This scandal has gotten into the eyes and minds of many who all want answers.

On his Facebook page, legendary newsman Dan Rather talked about how he's comparing this incident to Watergate in the early 70s:

Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my opinion, but it is cascading in intensity seemingly by the hour. And we may look back and see, in the end, that it is at least as big as Watergate. It may become the measure by which all future scandals are judged. It has all the necessary ingredients, and that is chilling. 

When we look back at Watergate, we remember the end of the Nixon Presidency. It came with an avalanche, but for most of the time my fellow reporters and I were chasing down the story as it rumbled along with a low-grade intensity. We never were quite sure how much we would find out about what really happened. In the end, the truth emerged into the light, and President Nixon descended into infamy. 

This Russia story started out with an avalanche and where we go from here no one really knows. Each piece of news demands new questions. We are still less than a month into the Trump Presidency, and many are asking that question made famous by Tennessee Senator Howard Baker those many years ago: "What did the President know, and when did he know it?" New reporting suggests that Mr. Trump knew for weeks. We can all remember the General Michael Flynn's speech from the Republican National Convention - "Lock her up!" in regards to Hillary Clinton. If Hillary Clinton had done one tenth of what Mr. Flynn had done, she likely would be in jail. And it isn't just Mr. Flynn, how far does this go? 

The White House has no credibility on this issue. Their spigot of lies - can't we finally all agree to call them lies - long ago lost them any semblance of credibility. I would also extend that to the Republican Congress, who has excused away the Trump Administration's assertions for far too long. 

We need an independent investigation. Damn the lies, full throttle forward on the truth. If a scriptwriter had approached Hollywood with what we are witnessing, he or she would probably have been told it was way too far-fetched for even a summer blockbuster. But this is not fiction. It is real and it is serious. Deadly serious. We deserve answers and those who are complicit in this scandal need to feel the full force of justice.
Even Michael Moore has a list of what he wants done now. One is to have the "weak and spineless" Democrats shut down Congress, two is to have Jeff Sessions hire an investigator to look into Trump's ties with Russia, three is to have Trump step down now and four is to re-do the election of 2016 since Mike Pence was elected under the same archaic rules that got Drumpf the presidency.

While we sit and wait to see if Drumpf will get the boot from the White House, at least his pick for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder won't be forcing his anti-minimum wage politics onto the millions of workers who are underpaid. He stepped down from the running for that position earlier today because of his unpopular views and allegations that he abused his ex-wife. Puzder is the CEO of CKE Enterprises, which owns Carl's Jr. and Hardee's Restaurants. CKE is owned by Roark Capital Group, named for a main character in Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead". Other restaurants owned by CKE include Arby's, Moe's Southwestern Grill and Jimmy John's.

The sad thing is that we didn't elect this guy, the system did instead. Why this country has a system that doesn't listen to people but rather how the population is distributed is beyond me and everybody else. The media needs to keep their eye on the scandals that Drumpf is getting himself into and hopefully, he'll be out of a job soon. But who knows? The spineless Democrats didn't do much when it was discovered that Dubya ignored warnings regarding 9/11. It's proof that it's time to revamp the system.

But as long as the media tells us who to vote for, it ain't gonna happen, sadly.


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