Sunday, June 24, 2018

Trump Log #49: The Fuck Obama Doctrine

Whether you like Barrack Obama as president or not, you at least have to admit, he was consistent. He was so consistent that many people referred to his style of governing as the Obama Doctrine. In contrast, Trump's style is inconsistent and chaotic. While Obama's was a slow country drive, Trump's is a roller coaster. Unpredictable indeed, which has its merits. The only consistency seems that is he is slowly dismantling Obama's accomplishments, regardless of how successful they are. This is what we can call the Fuck Obama Doctrine.

The longer he is president, the more I see some sort of consistency. He seems to believe an unstable world is good for America. Not just our enemies, but of friends as well. To put it into an analogy, imagine if you have one very rich power "friend" that liked to throw your life into chaos because it benefited him a little. Would you be that person's friend for long?  That is Trump's America. America First equals America alone.

Monday 6/18/18 - This administration lies so much that they cannot get their stories straight about the policy of separating children from their parents at the border. They changed their story fourteen times. (Source: Washington Post)

Tuesday 6/19/18 - The Trump administration is withdrawing from the United Nations' Human Rights Council, isolating us just a little bit more. (Source: Washington Post)

Wednesday 6/20/18 - Trump is pulling prosecutors from other, more important issues, for them to work on misdemeanors on the border. (Source: PBS News Hour)

Thursday 6/21/18 - New rules for the ACA, implemented by Trump, may be good for small businesses, but they will certainly be awful for their employees who will be losing coverage for mental health care, emergency services, maternity and newborn care, and prescription drugs. (Source: Washington Post)

Friday 6/22/18 - Trump wants to move SNAP program (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that feeds up to 42 million poor Americans) from the Agriculture Department to the Department of Health and Human Services. He then wants to changed the name of the latter to include the word "Welfare" so that it will be easier to cut. (Source: New York Times)

Saturday 6/23/18 - In another obvious example that this President thinks he is above the law, four of the tax returns that Trump signed for the Donald J. Trump Foundation, are being used in a perjury case against him. In 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2014, his "charitable" foundation used funds to benefit Donald J. Trump. (Source: Washington Post)

Sunday 6/24/18 - What did I just say about Trump not respecting the rule of law? He wants to prosecute immigrants without due process.  (Source: Washington Post)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017
Issue #34 - posted March 12, 2018
Issue #35 - posted March 19, 2018
Issue #36 - posted March 26, 2018
Issue #37 - posted April 1, 2018
Issue #38 - posted April 8, 2018
Issue #39 - posted April 15, 2018
Issue #40 - posted April 22, 2018
Issue #41 - posted April 29, 2018
Issue #42 - posted May 6, 2018
Issue #43 - posted May 13, 2018
Issue #44 - posted May 20, 2018
Issue #45 - posted May 27, 2018
Issue #46 - posted June 3, 2018
Issue #47 - posted June 10, 2018
Issue #48 - posted June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Trump Log #48 - Why You Don't Elect a Poor Businessman to the Most Powerful Office on the Planet

Being a good businessman is not a precursor to being a good president. In US history, it has probably only happened once, George Washington, who was a plantation owner and president of the Potomac Company. The only other presidents before Trump that have major private sector experience were Herbert Hoover (mining), Calvin Coolidge (banking) and George W. Bush (oil). This is hardly a Mount Rushmore of a great leaders. All of them had some government experience before becoming president. Bush was governor of Texas, Coolidge was Governor of Massachusetts and VP and Hoover was Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of the US Food Administration. Only Trump comes to the presidency from the private sector with zero government experience and it shows.

If he were a good businessman, I might understand supporting him (nah, probably not). But he is not even close to being a good businessman. He declared bankruptcy several times. Trump's airline (Trump Shuttle) collapsed. Trump University folded after settling a major class action with thousands of victims. Trump Steaks were discontinued by Sharper Image because "no one was buying them."  Trump Vodka was a debacle because he made a deal with a bunch of inexperience people and the venture collapsed. Trump Ice, his bottled water band, was never really owned by him. They just put Trump labels on it. That's it! The one thing he is good at, putting his name on things. He is good at taking credit where none is deserved and marketing himself, and dumb people really eat that shit up.

His lack of political experience and poor negotiation skills show during his talks with North Korea where he promised to stop "war games" on the Korean peninsula without even talking to our ally, South Korea, about it. Once again, he screws one of our allies in favor of a dictator. North Korea has six political prisons, that we know of, holding up to approximately 200,000 political prisoners. Some of their crimes are as small as criticizing the government or being related to someone who did. In North Korea, Christians are persecuted and some women are forced to have abortions. This is a repressive country that doesn't let their citizens leave. Trump is chummy with this tyrant while he continually angers the leaders of great nations like Canada, Australia and Germany. He was played, once again, by a tyrant. He and his minion aren't self-aware enough to realize it. His agreement with North Korea is almost identical to the one that was made in 1994 which they ignored. We have no official way to check if they are adhering to this new agreement. The difference now is that Trump gave up a lot, pissed off our allies and got nothing in return. What a joke!

Trump Log:

Monday 6/11/18 - Trump may seem revitalized but his staff is not. His aides are leaving at an alarming rate. (Source: New York Times)

Tuesday 6/12/18 - Immigrantw can no longer apply for asylum as a result of domestic abuse in Trump's Justice Department. (Source: Washington Post)

Wednesday 6/13/18 - Trump's Justice Department is an embarrassment. They are being forced, by their boss, to go into court to fight unwinnable and sometimes, purely personal, cases. (Source: Washington Post)

Thursday 6/14/18  - Trump and his three oldest children are now accused of charity fraud. How many supporters will he lose because of this? Probably none. (Source: Washington Post)

Friday 6/15/18 - An old Walmart building in Brownsville, Texas houses almost 1,500 immigrant children. (Source: New York Times)

Saturday 6/16/18 - Images from Trump's meeting in Singapore is being used in pro-Kim propaganda films. (Source: New York Times)

Sunday 6/17/18 - Trump's trade war with China continues to escalate with both sides doubling down. This pissing contest will accomplish nothing except for higher prices for consumers. (Source: New York Times)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017
Issue #34 - posted March 12, 2018
Issue #35 - posted March 19, 2018
Issue #36 - posted March 26, 2018
Issue #37 - posted April 1, 2018
Issue #38 - posted April 8, 2018
Issue #39 - posted April 15, 2018
Issue #40 - posted April 22, 2018
Issue #41 - posted April 29, 2018
Issue #42 - posted May 6, 2018
Issue #43 - posted May 13, 2018
Issue #44 - posted May 20, 2018
Issue #45 - posted May 27, 2018
Issue #46 - posted June 3, 2018
Issue #47 - posted June 10, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Trump Log #47: Leadership by Troll

Each day I read the news, I am amazed that Trump still has any supporters. It is not just what he says that is disgusting, unprofessional and out of touch with reality. It is that his decisions and actions are having a disastrous affect on our lives, our future and the lives of everyone on the planet. I have stated in the past that his supporters fall into two categories: scum and/or morons. I double down on this. If they haven't figured out by now that this guy is a disaster for everyone, they are just hopeless.  So why are you still friends with any of them?  Why are you still doing business with any of them?  There is a business in my town that has a huge Trump sign out front. They will never get my business! Not only is Trump fucking you over, his supporters are also. They are also fucking over your children and everyone you know. Trump is only half the problem. The other half is that he still has supporters and that makes it impossible to do anything about him. They are just as much scum as he is because they justify his actions.

Trump Log:

Monday 6/4/18 - Trump's EPA director, Scott Pruitt, is using his staff (government employees paid with your tax money) to do personal work for him. This guy needs to go. (Source: Washington Post)

Tuesday 6/5/18 - Mueller accuses Trump's campaign chairman of witness tampering. (Source: Washington Post)

Wednesday 6/6/18 - Mexico imposes $3 billion tariff on American goods.  Trump wanted a trade war, he got it. (Source: Washington Post)

Thursday 6/7/18 - Trump signs the Veteran's Health Bill while his own administration works hard against funding it. (Source: Washington Post)

Friday 6/8/18 - In a big win for chemical companies, Trump's EPA will no longer look at air, water or ground contaminants when it determines the health and safety risks of potentially toxic chemicals. (Source: New York Times)

Saturday 6/9/18 - The best thing about the ACA (aka Obamacare) is it prevents insurance companies from rejecting you for having a pre-existing condition. But now, Trump is going after that too.  (Source: Washington Post)

Sunday 6/10/18 - Trump is driving away our greatest allies. His behavior at the G7 summit is an embarrassment. This is very scary. (Source: Washington Post)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017
Issue #34 - posted March 12, 2018
Issue #35 - posted March 19, 2018
Issue #36 - posted March 26, 2018
Issue #37 - posted April 1, 2018
Issue #38 - posted April 8, 2018
Issue #39 - posted April 15, 2018
Issue #40 - posted April 22, 2018
Issue #41 - posted April 29, 2018
Issue #42 - posted May 6, 2018
Issue #43 - posted May 13, 2018
Issue #44 - posted May 20, 2018
Issue #45 - posted May 27, 2018
Issue #46 - posted June 3, 2018 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Trump Log #46: #WhereAreTheChildren

A lot is going on, but one story should not escape your attention above all others. The children of immigrants showing up at our Southern border are not only being separated from their parents but they are being lost, over a thousand in the past year. Also, throughout the year, various types of other abusive activity by US officials have poured in including shooting an unarmed persontasing of minors and inflating of numbers to justify use of force, One in five children have been lost with some believed to have fallen in the hands of human traffickers. Why isn't there more outrage over this?  I was a bit outraged myself when I first heard about this but the more I read and listened about it, it made a lot more sense to me. They are only lost because the government doesn't know where they are. It doesn't mean that they are dead in a pit or working as sex slaves. More likely, they are lost in the bureaucracy or possibly being hidden by their parents who reconnected with them. It is still quite outrageous. I wonder how long Trump will be president before he actually takes ownership of a problem and displays some leadership.  He is clearly out of his depth.

Trump Log:

Monday 5/28/18: Over 1,400 immigrant children have been lost at the US border in the last year. (Source: Washington Post)

Tuesday 5/29/18 - On the campaign trail Trump promoted whack job ideas about 9/11 and Obama's birthplace, so why should we be surprised that he is doing the same while he is president (aka Spygate). The US president has a lot of influence on the populace. He is eroding the public's trust in our institutions.  (Source: New York Times)

Wednesday 5/30/18 - Our public school system is in danger. What is behind the movement to privatize?  Money, of course. (Source: Washington Post)

Thursday 5/31/18 - When Trump defends one of his racist friends on Twitter, Roseanne Barr, I am a little irritated but this isn't a big deal. Words matter, but not that much. Deeds matter more. Like when he pardons a complete scumbag like Dinesh D'Souza. This is a much bigger concern. (Source: New York Times)

Friday 6/1/18 - Trump isn't 100% wrong about the facts in his invented controversy of Spygate, but like most things Trump related, it is manipulated and spun to support his agenda. (Source: TheIntercept)

Saturday 6/2/18 - Trump has put higher tariffs on our allies, like Canada, than he has on China. (Source: Washington Post)

Sunday 6/3/18 - Trump EPA head, Scott Pruitt, is uncomfortably and auspiciously close to coal and oil executives, the industries he is supposed to be regulating. (Source: New York Times)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017
Issue #34 - posted March 12, 2018
Issue #35 - posted March 19, 2018
Issue #36 - posted March 26, 2018
Issue #37 - posted April 1, 2018
Issue #38 - posted April 8, 2018
Issue #39 - posted April 15, 2018
Issue #40 - posted April 22, 2018
Issue #41 - posted April 29, 2018
Issue #42 - posted May 6, 2018
Issue #43 - posted May 13, 2018
Issue #44 - posted May 20, 2018
Issue #45 - posted May 27, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trump Log #45: Critical Mass

If you repeat something enough, eventually people, who aren't paying that much attention, will accept it as truth. Our president is a master at this. Hillary Clinton is the most investigated person in history and has been found guilty of nothing, yet after he called her "crooked Hillary" a few thousands times, he is able to get an auditorium full of ill-informed morons and malcontents to chant "lock her up." This kind of stuff is scary to watch. You can understand the Third Reich a little bit more after 2016 campaign, how it took power and got some otherwise decent people to do some pretty horrendous things.

This is concerning when you think about how long the Mueller probe is going on. The longer it takes to wrap up, the longer he has to bash it and throw doubt of its validity into the minds of those not paying attention.  I am not too concerned about his followers, they aren't going to be swayed by anything or anyone. I believe the president when he says that he could shoot someone and he wouldn't lose any votes. After what I've seen this year, I believe him.  My concern are those that aren't his fans but that don't pay close attention. How many sound bytes do they have to hear of Trump bashing Mueller before they think that Mueller is the problem and not Trump? Even a really bad idea or a lie can reach critical mass.

Trump Log:
Monday 5/21/18 - Trump demands that his Justice Department investigate whether Obama's justice department or the FBI infiltrated him campaign. This is unprecedented and could cause a big mess in the Justice Department.  (Source: New York Times)

Tuesday 5/22/18 - Torturers and despots around the world now use the US President's words as justification for their immoral acts. (Source: The Intercept)

Wednesday 5/23/18 - Trump's EPA director, Pruitt, bars the Associated Press and CNN from a conference on water contamination. (Source: AP News)

Thursday 5/24/18 - On the same day that the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a new Ebola outbreak, Trump seeks to rescind funding for Ebola response. (Source: New York Times)

Friday 5/25/18 - Trump's form of negotiation doesn't work on the world stage, obvious as the North Korean summit crumbles. (Source: New York Times)

Saturday 5/26/18 - Trump cuts funds to women's health organizations in Uganda. His GGR (Global Gag Rule) goes much further than other GOP presidents in the past, because he is cutting all global health assistance "not just funds pegged specifically to reproductive health and family planning." (Source: The Intercept)

Sunday 5/17/18 -  Trump accuses the New York Times of making up a source even though the source was a White House staffer giving the press a briefing. (Source: Washington Post)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017
Issue #34 - posted March 12, 2018
Issue #35 - posted March 19, 2018
Issue #36 - posted March 26, 2018
Issue #37 - posted April 1, 2018
Issue #38 - posted April 8, 2018
Issue #39 - posted April 15, 2018
Issue #40 - posted April 22, 2018
Issue #41 - posted April 29, 2018
Issue #42 - posted May 6, 2018
Issue #43 - posted May 13, 2018
Issue #44 - posted May 20, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

Trump Log #44: Happy Anniversary to the Probe

The Mueller probe enters its second year this week. Trump and his boot licking pals at Fox "News" have been calling it a witch hunt. So far, Mueller has handed out 23 indictments in one year. Let's compare it to the Benghazi investigation. The Benghazi investigation went on for four years, how many indictments?  ZERO.  They found nothing. No evidence of wrong doing was found after $7 million of tax payer money spent and 33 separate hearings. This investigation was longer than the 911 commission, longer than the Watergate investigations and the investigation after Pearl Harbor. For future reference, when you are wondering what a witch hunt looks like, think Benghazi.

If Hillary Clinton is a criminal, then she is a mastermind like this planet has never seen. Investigated more than anyone and still no jail time ... Benghazi, Whitewater, "her emails," the Cattle Futures controversy and the Clinton Foundation controversy. She's more powerful than Thanos and Magneto combined.

Trump Log:

Monday 5/14/18 - On his first in office, Trump/s EPA director Pruitt, request 24/7 security protection costing tax payers millions. (Source: Washington Post)

Tuesday 5/15/18 - If any of you have dreamed of peace in the Middle East in your lifetime, you can completely forget about it now.  Trump has moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the Palestinians are angrier than ever. (Source: New York Times)

Wedneday 5/16/18 - North Korea backs out of peace talks for a variety of reasons. But one of them certainly is John Bolton, Trump's National Security Advisor, touting the "Libya model" for North Korea. In 2003/2004, the US and others negotiated disarmament with Libya. A few years after they denuclearized, Gaddafi was killed and dragged through the streets. Gee, why would that scare Kim Jong-un! (Source:Washington Post)

Thursday 5/17/18 - Trump refers to immigrants as "animals" on Twitter. Does he have any understanding of history? Dehumanizing of others leads to nothing good.  (Source: Washington Post)

Friday 5/18/18 - Under a new Trump administration rule, no healthcare facility that provide abortions or refers patient to a clinic for abortion, could lose all federal funding. (Source: New York Times).

Saturday 5/19/18 - Trump's addiction to Fox News (aka Faux News) could be getting dangerous. (Source: Washington Post)

Sunday 5/20/18 - The Trump team not only met with Russians to assist with the election, but they met with Middle Eastern operatives as well. It is illegal for any foreign organization or individual to be involved in an American election.  (Source: New York Times)


Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017
Issue #34 - posted March 12, 2018
Issue #35 - posted March 19, 2018
Issue #36 - posted March 26, 2018
Issue #37 - posted April 1, 2018
Issue #38 - posted April 8, 2018
Issue #39 - posted April 15, 2018
Issue #40 - posted April 22, 2018
Issue #41 - posted April 29, 2018
Issue #42 - posted May 6, 2018
Issue #43 - posted May 13, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Trump Log #43: You Can't Make This Shit Up

On the same day that Melania announces her "Be Best" program that among other things concentrates on children's health, her husband asks Congress for a massive cut in CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program.  You can't make this shit up. The CHIP program has existed since the 1990's and has been nothing but a success. Even if you look at from only a fiscal side, by getting to health problems early, we save lots of money. Even if it weren't fiscally sound, isn't children's health worth throwing money at. What are our values? 

Reading this week's Trump logs and Trump logs from the past, our values clearly do not include children's health ... in any way, shape or form.

Trump Log 
Monday 5/7/18 - Trump's AG, Jeff Sessions, states that he will prosecute all illegal border crossers and separate them from their children. (Source: Washington Post)

Tuesday 5/8/18 - Trump didn't have the votes to repeal Obamacare (thank you John McCain). Now Trump and his GOP minions are trying to destroy it from within. (Source: New York Times)

Wednesday 5/9/18 - Trump asks Congress for $15 billion cut to budget which includes $7 billion from the Children Health Insurance Program. (Source: Bloomberg)

Thursday 5/10/18 - Since the A Team (and the B through D team) don't want to work for Trump and his clown posse, we are stuck with a bunch of incompetent low lifes on the highest levels of government. A perfect example is his new Ambassador to Germany.  The first thing he did was send out a Tweet that pissed off his host country.  (Source: TheIntercept)

Friday 5/11/18 - Trump's pulling out of the Iran deal could lead to an all-out war between Iran and Israel, not just a cold war. (Source: Washington Post and New York Times)

Saturday 5/12/18 - Trump's trade policy has a potential to hurt the American automobile business very badly by causing prices to increase, decreasing sales and cutting the US off from the Chinese market.  (Source: New York Times)

Sunday 5/13/18 - Trump's Education Department has stopped investigating corruption at for-profit colleges.  (Source: New York Times)

Prior Trump Logs:
Issue # 1 - posted November 15th, 2016
Issue # 2 - posted November 22nd, 2016
Issue # 3 - posted November 29th, 2016
Issue # 4 - posted December 6, 2016
Issue # 5 - posted December 12, 2016
Issue # 6 - posted December 19, 2016
Issue # 7 - posted December 26, 2016
Issue # 8 - posted January 3, 2017
Issue # 9 - posted January 10, 2017
Issue #10 - posted January 17, 2017
Issue #11 - posted January 24, 2017
Issue #12 - posted January 31, 2017
Issue #13 - posted February 7, 2017
Issue #14 - posted February 14, 2017
Issue #15 - posted February 21, 2017
Issue #16 - posted February 28, 2017
Issue #17 - posted March 7, 2017
Issue #18 - posted March 14, 2017
Issue #19 - posted March 21, 2017
Issue #20 - posted March 28, 2017
Issue #21 - posted April 5, 2017
Issue #22 - posted April 11, 2017
Issue #23 - posted April 18, 2017
Issue #24 - posted April 25, 2017
Issue #25 - posted May 2, 2017
Issue #26 - posted May 9, 2017
Issue #27 - posted May 16, 2017
Issue #28 - posted May 23, 2017
Issue #29 - posted May 30, 2017
Issue #30 - posted June 6, 2017
Issue #31 - posted June 13, 2017
Issue #32 - posted June 20, 2017
Issue #33 - posted June 27, 2017
Issue #34 - posted March 12, 2018
Issue #35 - posted March 19, 2018
Issue #36 - posted March 26, 2018
Issue #37 - posted April 1, 2018
Issue #38 - posted April 8, 2018
Issue #39 - posted April 15, 2018
Issue #40 - posted April 22, 2018
Issue #41 - posted April 29, 2018
Issue #42 - posted May 6, 2018