Trump’s Main Problem: He Was Always Willing to Cheat To Win

I knew Trump from U of P. He was a rich, big city playboy type. In our one common Wharton School class, International Finance, he rarely showed up. When I inquired about that, I discovered out he was paying a classmate to do his work for him, and that his dad was a big contributor to Penn.  I was told “don’t worry about Donny”. I still remember those exact words. It felt like I was out of my league. I was a sophomore, when Donny was a senior. We all knew his dad was very rich. I got into Penn on a scholarship. Not sure if my dad could have afforded it without that. But paying for homework is a form of cheating, is it not?

I moved back home after college. Margate was a sleepy Jersey shore town until casinos got approved in 1978. I met Trump again, seven years later in 1985, when he opened his first AC casino. He remembered me from Penn. We said “hi”.

trump-cardBlackjack and Trump

In the 1980’s, I was a very skillful blackjack player. I still am. Given the chance to play fairly, I could usually emerge with a small win. I was not a high-roller, but I got into Penn for high math scores. I can still memorize 52 cards, a skill I developed from playing gin rummy at my Penn fraternity with Leonard A., now a well-known, wealthy, retired ex-bank owner. Lenny was always a step ahead of me at gin. But he gave me a chance to get even by dealing me single-deck blackjack. We played for pennies. I used my gin rummy brain to make the right moves at blackjack. This was before card-counting was a well-known thing. I did not count, but memorized. And it worked like a charm. 

In the 1980’s, 2-deck blackjack games with mid-shoe entry were common. One could choose to enter a game when things were favorable, play a few hands, and get up or sit out bad hands. Those were the rules.  And the Trump Plaza had mirrors on the ceiling. I was young, fast and had excellent eyesight. I could see 3-4 tables with those mirrors. So I could quickly go to the table that started best, play for a few bets and move on.

Now let me go through some blackjack math for you here. The average loss for a good player is about 2% per hand. When things are favorable there might be as much as a 2% advantage for the player. That means that if I bet $100, I was actually earning $2 per bet in the long run. And, I would be very lucky to find more than 6-10 bets per hour that were favorable, even with the mirrors. So that is $10-$20 an hour max.

I owned a few businesses in AC back then. So my time was better spent at my shops. An hour or two per day was max optimal playing time. And unlike Vegas, there were no laws in AC that allowed casino to throw people out for skilled play. The most I was going to win was maybe $200 a week. Fun money. Nothing serious. And there were five casinos to play at so no casino saw me more than 4 hours a week.

But no casino came down harder on skilled players than Trump’s Plaza. They told the cocktail servers not to serve the card-counters any drinks – not even water! They used to make up stories about me, saying I was using foul language, so they could throw me out. The Trump Plaza security staff accidentally killed one card counter when they “tazed” him and he had a pacemaker. I have forgotten that counter’s name, but I am pretty sure a local AC lawyer, Thomas Duffy, who was also a counter, remembers. 

Trump was willing to do anything to keep anyone from beating him for even $50. When they invented no mid-shoe entry, about 1987, it ended my ability to jump in and play only winning hands. After that, I stopped playing at the Plaza. And I had to learn new ways to survive the game of blackjack. There’s more here for another day.

Anyone who owns a gambling casino, and is not willing to win and lose by the rules of the game, is a game cheater and a bad sport. They are willing to win but not lose. The term Trump often uses, “losers”, he learned from his casino-owner days. Trump had to be the winner and everyone else was a loser. If someone could win, he fixed the game or threw them out. That’s how Trump still sees people. People are just objects to milk dollars from. The casino-owner mentality was never a good idea for being a US president. 

But Trump’s willingness to cheat to win took his casino profit dollars on a trek to Russia and the Russian Mafia. One thing leads to another. Those chickens are now coming home to roost.

And so, Donald Trump was very willing to cheat to win the 2016 election. That would have been nothing new to him. And hopefully, that election cheating will soon be exposed. We will see. 

But Trump is still trying to cheat to win. He asks Congress to help him get off Russia. That’s Trump trying to cheat justice. It’s why they call it obstruction of justice. I don’t think Congress as a whole will help Trump obstruct justice. He may have dragged some congressmen into the Russian scheme to win,, but there are over 600 congresspeople. He can’t drag them all down. And the generals won’t go there. They have had their own gig here for 250 years.  They won’t let Trump spoil that, and they shouldn’t. It feels like the truth will come out. We will see. 

Donald Trump has been cheating to win his entire life. He even warned us in the campaign with“what does it all matter if I don’t win?”  That is a quote.

But had Trump not cheated in the 2016 election, and if he had still won fairly, he would have had no need to fire Comey, which begat Mueller. Had Trump not cheated in the 2016 election, Russia would not be on his mind nearly every waking moment. He might actually had a chance to be a decent president, if only he had not cheated to win. But cheating to win has been Trump’s modus operandi … for his entire life.  

And now, he has absolutely no chance at all to be a decent president or man.

And we all know that. Even his base knows this down deep. People are not stupid. People are not losers. 

Donald. It’s not the media. Its not Congress. It’s not your enemies. You have been a lifelong cheater. It started young. The best thing that could happen to you, your family (and us) is that you actually get caught for cheating, fess up, leave the office of president and pay something for your crimes. Then you can redeem yourself and perhaps rededicate your life to a noble cause. Consider becoming a philanthropist, like Bush, Gates and Bill Clinton are now, at least to some degree. You will still have plenty of money left. You will be fine. Really. It might even feel good. I say that with love for a fellow traveler on this earth. 

Or just make a deal to step down and not get caught. That’s OK too. You can say your feet hurt again. Pardon my sarcasm. You can think of a health reason. 

Everyone has to eventually be honest with themselves. There is only one real truth. That’s why the word one hides inside the word honest. And no one feels inner peace while hiding lies. No one feels inner peace until they are honest. 


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Are We Witnessing a Coup d’Etat of the United States Government?

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, most GOP heads and cabinet members are still not turning on Trump. Some reporters say they are afraid of losing the votes of Trump’s base. Some part of that rings true. But I don’t think its all, or even half of the truth.

A major sect of Trump’s base reared its ugly head in Charlottesville. The only Americans who truly identify with the hatred we witnessed are actual members of the Klan, White Supremacists and Nazis.  The KKK even thanked Donald Trump for equating their status with the status of those who represented racial tolerance. These hateful mobs now seem to think they have some control or influence on Trump.  And Trump controls the nukes. That puts these right-wing groups just one degree of separation away from total global annihilation.  

You would think the GOP would have enough patriots among its roster of career politicians to muster the guts to make a statement against the president’s alt-left rant. They know, as we all do, that Trump is bad for the GOP and America. And yet, though we hear the GOP leaders saying things like, “we reject Nazism”, we don’t much hear, “we reject the Trump’s divisive racial statements”. The GOP will never get a better opportunity to reject Donald Trump’s appalling leadership.  

And yet that does not seem to be happening.  I no longer think its because they are afraid of alienating Trump supporters. It’s clear that his words were very ugly to the vast majority of Americans. This was the time to call out anyone who would not totally reject neo-Nazis. Trump has not really done that, but his GOP associates still won’t call him out by name for this failure. It would seem to be the smartest thing they could do for their own careers. They must be aware that standing with Trump will have consequences in 2018.

So GOP leadership, what’s the hold up?

It would be easy for me to cut directly to conclusion I have drawn, but I want to now sort of go over some key elements and tells of what we have witnessed.

Does anyone remember the time first Trump said that he would be president for the next four years. He went on to say, “maybe much longer”. Then he corrected that message with “maybe 8 years, but we’ll see”.

Where did that “much longer” thought come from in his brain? Was he imagining his reign would last as long as he is alive? Is that why his family members have West Wing positions? Does he picture himself like William the Conqueror in England, first in a long line of aristocratic kings? It sort of seems that way, does it not?

Why did Trump get caught saying this early in his presidency, “They only know what you tell them?” Where did that thought come from in his brain? Did he know it would soon come to censoring the press to hide his life of crime?

Trump is not a poker player. He wears his emotions on his sleeve. It’s not only we who can see through him, but all those around him can too. Even if they did not fully know Trump played ball with the Russians in the 2016 election when it was going on, they would, by now, suspect this by his body language and the mounting evidence.  Comey did. Mueller does I am sure. 

And yet, these Trump-installed GOP leaders say nothing. What really is holding them back? 

It hits me today, as it should any logical person. In the wake of the relative silence that is coming from the GOP right now, only one thing makes sense.

Trump’s election tampering is known by more than just the Trumps. Other key players in the GOP and his cabinet are in on this. Only then, does the GOP silence make real sense.

Only one thing makes sense: Trump’s election tampering is known by more than just the Trumps.

The Trumps, Bannon, Kushner, McConnell, Sessions, Ryan, Tillerson, Ross, Flynn, Manifort, Pence, Elaine Chao – what if they all know about the Russian meddling? 

They are all then complicit. Would they not all have sworn allegiance their common cause, whatever they think that cause is? 

cabinetNow add one more important name to that list – Vladimir Putin. Putin initiated and orchestrated the 2016 election meddling, so he would know all the American players. 

It’s bad enough that all the American players in this coupe would have sworn an oath of allegiance and pledged secrecy. But the kicker now is that Vladimir Putin has the dirt on all of them. And Putin is in control of Wikileaks! So all the players (Trump included) fear Putin way more than disaffecting Trump’s so-called base.

So then. Only one thing really makes sense. The GOP’s top leaders are also suborned. They can not speak against Trump because they were in on it all. Those on the lower rungs of the GOP power structure are just ambitious followers who don’t want to believe what they likely suspect. They will not speak out of cowardice. The suborned and the cowards, defines 95% of the GOP.  Hence the silence.

So now I must address the few prominent GOP leaders who still seem to have some patriotism or a semblance of a spine. I ask my reader citizens to ask their Republican representatives to stand up to Trump now. 

John McCain. Please remind Americans that when it was Trump’s time to serve, he feigned a foot injury. ( It’s true. It’s really easy to say. Trump will hate it. And Americans may finally wake up on that meme alone. ) Call him out the way he did you! I know you feel Trump is currently not fit to serve. We need to hear it from you, John McCain, more than anyone. You have reached the station in life where you are truly a natural leader. Speak out. Flex your power. No one has more GOP respect than you sir. We need to hear from you … now!

Lindsay Graham. You said everything you did worthwhile in government, you did with John McCain. It’s time to join him and speak truth to power. You will have no resistance in this country, except from the Trumps. And that should be fine with you. We know you guys are not suborned. You are among GOP members we can trust. 

John Kasich. Even Democrats could see you were a decent person. But call him out by name. He showed you no respect during the campaign. Why do you now kowtow to him in any way? We need you to be a leader. We don’t have one in the White House. 

Jeb Bush and the Bush Presidents. Your family has been there. You know what is going on with the Trumps more than anyone. Reveal your deepest thoughts on Donald Trump on the public airwaves…  tomorrow, please!

Vladimir Putin is pulling all the strings here now. He has the main actors in the US government suborned. The US is effectively his country now. 

Citizens and statesmen, ask yourselves these questions.

  • Why do you think Trump wanted the electoral information from the states? *
  • Why do you think voter suppression laws are being re-instated? Does that not feel like the fix is going to be in again in 2018?
  • What makes anyone think that the Russians are still not at work fixing things here in the United States election systems?
  • What has Trump done to shut down election meddling? The post office has a better receipt system than our electoral process. Why is open-sourced election systems not a needed infrastructure upgrade right now? It’s not even expensive. That is really an easy job. I don’t get it. Do you?
  • Why did Trump blurb out, “I might be president for a much longer time than four years.” I think he knows that the crimes he has committed are so egregious that his only way out is to throw the US government into a chaos and then legally create a fascist police state to “stabilize” it.
  • And what was he really thinking when he said “fire and fury such as the word has never known.”? Who is he trying to scare. Korean? Americans? Or the entire world?
  • Does this presidency even feel right to you?

I myself think Putin is planning a new world order. He has enrolled a power-zealous Trump and helped him win an election. Many know about the fix. He wants payback.

And that is a coup d’état.

That’s about how they did it in the Russian revolution.  Now, they need chaos. Riots in the streets. War. The dictators in Iraq, Syria, and even ISIS operate best in chaos. This week, Bannon is still asking for more chaos through his safe post at Breitbart. Tic toc. 

The next steps is are an active war, martial law, and silencing the press. Maybe some fire and fury. 

Then its game over. 

Republicans, stop this now! It is the only way you can still emerge as the heroes in this mess. Don’t you even see that?



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Etymology Teaches Us Why Trump’s Delayed Responses Don’t Seem Sincere

The word “sincere” comes into English via French and Latin.  SIN in Latin means without. (sans in French) CERE means cerebral, head or thought. SINCERE means WITHOUT THOUGHT.  

When Trump spoke first on Charlottesville, it was off the cuff, without much thought. Those first words came from his heart. (Heart is not quite the right word here, is it?) Later, after speaking with advisers and reading the polls, he dressed his first words up, rephrasing them to appease more people. Those second words are no longer sincere, by the very definition of the word sincere. 

Donald also fails to have honor, according to the root definition of that word.  Honor means “one word”. The “hon” in honor represents one and the “or” represents oral. It’s that simple. When a person has one word they have honor. But Trump consistently and historically has been shown to reverse the things he says be believes in. That’s not honor. He does not even know what that word means. 

So, by the truest definitions of these words, Trump has neither honor nor sincerity. And for these reasons, he is not even qualified to be a public school teacher, let alone be president.

Disclaimer: Sorry to use that metaphor my teacher friends. Teaching is super important work. But there are standards one must pass to be a public school teacher. Do you think Trump could get a teacher job after Access Hollywood was released? Not! 

So Trump’s delayed consolation re Charlottesville seems insincere and his double talk ( as our parents called it ) has no honor. Without neither honor nor sincerity, Trump should not will not likely survive a full term as POTUS. And all those aligned with him will fall with him. This is why we see CEO’s bailing on DT right now. They are getting the jump on 2018. There will be no wiggling off this hook in 2018.  All aligned with Trump are going down, if he even lasts that long. 

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Nazism, Racism, Crime and Terrorism Have One Root Cause

heyerWhen you treat a disease, you can treat the symptoms, but won’t get a cure unless you either #1) obliterate all the invading cells or #2) remove the root cause of the disease.  When society has a disease, it is the same thing. 

America was on a path to curing the social disease of greed gone wild when something happened in the early early 1980’s. Our very effective progressive tax system, which was our way of allocating resources after we emerged victorious from WW11, started disappearing. Monopolies, once legislated against, were allowed to profligate. Money started shifting to the top.

This trend was amplified by the internet revolution, robotics and outsourcing. Those trends have nothing to do with politics. But progressive taxation was clearly shown to help keep the middle class in the middle. Why did it go away? Politicians got bought. There is no other viable explanation.

What does this have to do with crime, Nazism and racism? Follow along with this common sense logical trajectory. 

Postulate #1: People who are generally content with the creature comforts of life are not so easily driven to violence and hate.

The alt-right is a group largely made of people who don’t have a life, as we like to say. Deprived and forgotten, they are easy to sell on the idea that other races of men and immigrants are taking their jobs! That meme breeds hate of the others. And that results in acts against others. Heather Heyer was a victim if such an act. Ironically, the alt-right have been sold this hate others meme by the very same people that actually profit from depriving them. They pull this off with lies and a news station that is more propaganda than news. 

It is pretty much the same in the Middle East. Could ISIS enroll people to fight for them if their people had something hopeful to live for? Not so easily. Saudi Arabian citizens are fairly well to do. We don’t see their youth running to fight for ISIS much, do we? But, yes – the Saudi Arabian government is sort of like the Koch Brothers of the Middle East. They profit from the status quo. They promote hatred and terrorism while not partaking in it. They squash the free press.  Trump learned these techniques from these despots and many others.

We can minimize the root cause of greed disease, and I argue we were doing after W11 when Ronald Reagan got sold on the idea of protecting big business, most likely from GE, whose TV show he used to host in the 1960’s.  Then in the 1980’s, Gordon Gecko said “greed is good”, and somehow this was not rejected by us as a whole, but was largely embraced.  At that point, the golden age of America, 1948-1980, was unofficially over.

Greed is the root cause of racism, Nazism and terrorism. Jesus knew this 2000 years ago, and he was killed for it by the greedy. 

I realize greed has been around for a very long time and its not going away. The ideals of the individual do not, and will never, align with the ideals of the society. This is just biological. Darwinism. 

But we were on the way to a fix here in America after WW11. And the fix was simple: the progressive tax system.  All we need to do is reinstate the tax and monopoly laws that were in place then, adjusting then for today’s reality, and I think that golden age can return. It’s not that hard to do. But we have to get money out of politics to do it, right?

And we can’t do any of this with the leadership we have now. Trump represents the very embodiment of a twisted greedy soul. His presidency will continue make things worse for Americans for sure. And yes, to be fair, granted, Hillary Clinton did not do enough to assure the ignored masses that things would change. We get that, and so does she by now. (Yes, Bernie was the guy.)

Yesterday, somebody very wise told me that “crap rises to the top before its flushed away”. Maybe that’s a necessary step. We must see the problem to eliminate it. We are seeing the crap rising to the top now. Not just here, but everywhere. 

Progressive taxation does not eliminate personal greed, but it helps by making to harder for too much money pooling at the top. It does this while not stifling capitalism. Nothing else will work to restore peace in America. There is no other way to pay for healthcare for all and infrastructure. All else is robbing Peter to pay Paul.  

And yet, the super rich are still lobbying for lower taxes for the rich.. Even the GOP healthcare bill had tax cuts for the rich in it. How much more clearly can the GOP state their desire to squash the have-nots even more?

So yes, we clearly need new leadership in the USA. We need to get the current president, his appointees and any that align with him … out of office.

We can solve this problem here in the USA. There is one root cause to all our ills and we can legislate our way out of it the way we did before, the way many other modern countries do today in Europe.

Sharing our wealth more evenly is the cure for most of out ills. There are three idealistic ways societies are organized to share its resources: communism, capitalism and dictatorship.

Communism shares so widely that there is little incentive to work to one’s best ability. America does not embrace total communism. But realize that taxation and social security are small forms of communism. 

Capitalism works to provide incentives, but if there are no checks and balances, a non-level playing field emerges.  We see this now as those with more money are unduly favored to the detriment of the general public. The capitalistic system breaks eventually, when the gap between the rich and poor get too great. Just as the pure communism system will break at the same point. It’s all about the wealth gap, greed and sharing. 

Then an authoritarian dictator type emerges in either system. By making promises to the desperate that he has no intention to keep, he gains power. But his personal greed makes him a horrible leader for the citizens. A resistance emerges. Here it’s the resistance. There its ISIS. This dogfight persists until there is a full-blown revolution. We are on that path. We all know it. We see rolling out every day. 

The way out is the election of 2018. Vote out all elected official aligned with Donald Trump. Look to elect those who appear to have more socialistic viewpoints. I hope Bernie runs again. But 2018 is key. So here are some images to keep the inspiration on the up and up. 

We can reset our American society, but we need the right people in Congress to do it. The people in charge now never had any desire to help us. Most got into politics for self promotion. Greed gone wild is not good. 

As to the late consolation that Trump just gave us for Charlottesville … it was a rehearsed line. What was in his heart, came out the first time. It always does.

The meaning of the word “sincere” (French) is without thought!  SIN=without CERE=head, cerebral, thought. 

Stay Vocal. We will emerge victorious. Love does trump hate. Prayers for Heather Heyer. She is the first visible martyr in the resistance. God bless her soul. 





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Trump Has Lost the Authority To Govern. He Needs a War. There Is a Way Out.

It’s getting increasingly likely that some of Donald Trump’s campaign managers and many of his appointed representatives are going to be caught in crimes. And now, after the Manafort raid, the guilty can sense that truth is coming and it’s not setting them free.

approvalTrump has finally lost the moral authority to govern or rule. His approval rate is nearing 35%. He has been caught in too many lies. His base is catching on as to who he really is.

But Trump knows of no other way of being. We now know he was simply was not qualified, intellectually or emotionally, to be a US president. He was only good enough to turn a presidential election into a mud-fight and win that fight. And his team clearly enrolled help from foreigners, which is very illegal under the Espionage Act. 

No democracy can survive if it permits foreign actors to affect its elections. Mueller is closing in on Trump, and the Trump regime players are feeling the heat. Trump now believes that if he somehow could become a wartime president, he could skirt being exposed for his crimes.  He knows how silencing the press and martial law can be used to keep the public in the dark. This is why we are on the brink of war. No other reason. Trump would have 10 million Koreans die to save his empire. Nuclear war? He has a jet. 

Realistically, Trump probably did not step into politics with the intent of being an authoritarian fascist. But corrupt, greedy businessmen can devolve into dictators without that having been the initial goal. In the pressure cooker of crime and punishment, one can feel compelled to go fascist to skirt justice. That’s what happened to Bassar al-Ashad. He was a successful, wealthy businessman doctor. He needed to become a dictator to survive. This is pretty much what’s going on with the Trumps’ right now.

So, friends on all sides of the spectrum, we just can’t let that happen here in the USA, can we? I hope we are all on the same side of this aisle. We have way too much to lose here.  I know I feel that way. Don’t you? But if Americans are not smart about our situation right now, and we don’t take immediate actions to eject all corrupt officials and install new representatives who are squeaky clean and sincerely dedicated to the public good, it (fascism) could happen here in one moment.  And that would be the saddest day in American history.

 There is a quick way out of this mess. It’s easier now that Mueller is closing in on truth.

Trump needs to be offered immunity, to step down and get out of the way of the investigation. Given he is under investigation for serious crimes, Trump cannot retain the power to pardon anyone. That is just ridiculous in this situation and someone in Congress needs to bring this up ASAP. 

Because this can’t happen here ever again, the election investigation must go on. We need to know the truth, even if it means we can’t punish some of the players. I have said all along, “Trump would rather step down than show his taxes”. He still has draft-dodger mentality. That sort of thing does not go away with time. (What a difference between him and McCain!)

Mueller should ask some of Trump’s appointees if they want a similar offer. Anyone involved. It could include Pence. I don’t know who was in on this, but I am sure the Trumps were. We don’t want anyone that was even slightly involved with an Russian/election dance in high office.  It’s stupid and dangerous. We need to clean house, ASAP. The Korean crisis is a good reminder of why we need our government staffed with people who have our interests at heart.

History teaches us that criminals who rise to political power will attempt to go fascist in order to escape the crimes they have committed. It simultaneously becomes their only avenue to escape justice and the people’s largest nightmare.

incompetentI favor asking Trump to step down for incompetence … not espionage. It will be easy and expedient to find a few reasons why Trump is not qualified to be a US president. But if we have to wait for a full trial and an impeachment to take place, it could take too long. Current events are such that we need a ruler with true authority today. He’s been given 200 days to learn how to behave like a president. He has not done that. Enough!

And Trump would accept incompetence as a reason rather than be indicted or remembered for espionage.(He can feign illness for all I care.)

We simply can’t have people who worked with foreign powers in any way to affect a United States election, running the government they colluded to get control of … for one more day. Given the chance to escape full prosecution, the guilty will step down. They now feel the heat of Mueller.

 Spread the word. Stay vocal. 

Together, we can save our democracy.




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Why We Need to Hear from Dem’s on Korea Right Now!

koreaRight now, Trump is trying to become a war president. Given Russia-gate, that is the only way Trump can stay in power or be redeemed. It also serves to divert attention from his crimes, nonchalance, lying and incompetence. 

But what would a DEM leader actually do or say now about Korea? We don’t know. They are quiet today. This is not smart. The subconscious public meme will be “the Dem’s don’t know how to deal with war threats, so they are quiet”.

It’s logical too.  If Dem’s are silent now, how can they really be counted on in true war times?  It’s not much different than the way Hillary ignored those in fly-over country. 

Democratic representatives and hopefuls: Get vocal and fast! Next week is way too late.
It would be nice to hear from Bernie on this. He is thought of as a social programs champion. Good. But that may not be enough. He was thought of as weak of foreign policy, right?
And if Trump figures out how to coordinate a war effort with Russia, you can kiss any semblance of control over our country goodbye for many years. That may even be happening right now. I would not put this past them. Russia helped Korea get nuclear weapons. This could be a coordinated dance to get Putin/Trump back on top. 
I went to Penn with Trump. He’s not smart or even educated. But he will figure this out. He already likes the idea of being a wartime president.  You can see him loving it today.
Stay ahead of him and the GOP and Putin!
Please. Pass this message up the chain. 
DEMS: Think of how you would handle it, and just say it. That’s all that is needed. I would say this if I were president – (and I am way more qualified than Trump, I am sure.)
This is what I would say:
Kim-Jong Il: Seeing as North Korea is developing nuclear weapons, we have to consider the threats you are making to be sincere. And so, we must immediately defend ourselves. We are now making plans to do so. Some plans you will hear about – they are our overt plans. Some plans will be covert, like the plans we made against Osama Bin Laden.
But we are dealing with this now and upon the next threat or test missile we will  be forced to deploy. Rest assured that American security is our highest priority. 
PS. It can’t be a hollow threat. Myself, I would take him out the way we took out Bin Laden. He is not hiding. Next threat. I would do a secret op. But that’s me. 
Whatever you decide, Dem’s you need to get vocal or you will lose the right to govern the USA in a war-threatened world. 
Do you get that?
PPS. It feels like this could be a setup to make Trump look presidential. If Korea stops tests for a few months, perhaps by agreement with the powers that be, Trump comes off looking smart. We will see.
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Congress’ New Job: Protecting Us From Our President

The release of Donald Trump’s conversations with world leaders reveals his striking vroomimmaturity. Trump likes to say he is qualified to be president because he built a large business.  That alone does not make anyone qualified, experienced, honest or mature enough to be president.  Al Capone ran a big organization. Those who know Trump’s operations best, New Yorkers, will tell you he clawed and cheated his way his way to wealth by disregarding rules, suing opponents into bankruptcy, stiffing contractors, and avoiding taxes by various schemes which now may include money laundering.

Listen carefully what Trump just said to the Mexican president. It will all come out in the wash”. He was enticing the Mexican president into a bribe. The wash is code for money laundering. It’s something that many autocratic rulers do these days. They siphon funds from crevices in their own governments and deposit them in places that are both foreign and cooperative where they think they cant be taken from them. Then they allow the cooperating leaders to do the same in spaces they control. A quid pro quo  international money laundry exists. launderB


Trump was phishing for cooperation when he asked Nieto to state he would pay for the wall. He hinted that he would find a way to pay him back in the wash. But Nieto did not take the bait! Maybe some leaders do. Maybe conversations with Putin are “pleasant” in that way. I believe that chance to do money laundering on a grand scale, to be rich like Putin, is mostly what the presidency meant to Trump. I think all his other promises are a “ruse” to get him access to more power and money.  (Interesting how Trump’s own word ruse resembles Russian. Freudian slip? )


Trump’s embarrassing conversations with the prime ministers of Australia and Mexico confirm that he behaves and like a child camper who must be sent home to his parents because he can’t get along with others. We can’t have a child for president. His bullying/cheating tactics may have worked in business, but they won’t work when we need the cooperation of the entire country, which is the actual job he is supposed to be doing: getting the country to work together. And Trump is so bad at that. And his life-long modus operandi won’t work when we need help from our allies, as the two unmasked calls to foreign presidents revealed this week. Trump’s presidency is ridiculous and dangerous … not only to Americans, but to the entire world as long as he has control of our military.  

I am calling on Congress to figure this out before they move on to any other issues. His powers must be checked, particularly his military powers. Protecting us from our president is now job #1.  The history books are going to have an interesting chapter from 2016-2018.  Like Brian Williams said “how does this end?”. 

On Leaks

We live in a world where all electronic transmissions all are stored or leave some sort of trail. There’s not much, “let’s step outside and talk privately” any more, though Trump did get that hour with Putin. And how can Trump really complain to his base and his reality TV fans that the leakers are a big issue when he calls for the release of Hillary’s emails? The antidote for not worrying about leaking in this day and age is simply speaking truth, serving Americans and being an honest soul. 

Trump’s Next Move

Trump needs a war and soon. And he’s going to try and make one happen. Korea is the most likely target. In a war, especially one where Americans are under a real threat of attack, Trump can try in install martial law. Under martial law he declare that the leaking media is a threat to our survival. He practically said that last night to his base. He can temporarily shut down the media until he can “figure out what the hell is going on” with the leaking. Yeah. Right. Those are Trump’s words too.

This is what they talk about in their war room. I’m not in that room. But I went to that same war room school.  I went to Penn with Trump. But our real teachers were our fathers, depression survivors. And one survivor meme that circulated among those who were upwardly mobile in those tough times was “they only know what you tell them”. Trump has said that on TV too. The media should dig that quote up and circulate it more. Help me get that message to the media. Circulate this blog and meme. We are all in this together. Trump will try to stifle free press. He knows investigative reporters are doing the job of devoted patriots right now. Sessions came out to imprison “leakers” today, but he did not define what a leaker is. 

Congress, please take away his finger on the button status or see that it is shared with a trusted adult ASAP. He cannot be trusted. For now, that’s the next strategic move to protect us.

Kudos to Murkowski for keeping Congress open this summer so he can’t go on a summer power rant. It was strategically precise and very wise. Thank You. That felt like Congress was serving us for the first time in a long time. Strange times. Serving us has become protecting us from our own president. It has actually come to that.

Serving us has become protecting us from our own president. It has actually come to that.

Trump has now reached the critical 33% popularity poll. I predicted that would be the breaking point and it appears it’s pretty close. It’s impossible for any one man to prevail in America when 2 out of 3 people in America are not on his side.  Prevailing for Trump wins if he does not get caught for the crimes of espionage and money laundering. The only way he can do that now is under martial law. And he is going to try. Trump vs the World indeed.

Congress. Continue taking away his powers. Limit them, one by one, or insist they be shared with one other truly trusted person. That person won’t be a DEM in this environment. So, among the GOP I trust the most now are McCain, Graham and Murkowski.  We need to share the nuclear codes with a patriot who is a compromisable Trump loyalist. He would start a war to stay out of jail in a heartbeat.

Trump is not an honest player and has never been one. Honest has the word one buried in it. It means a person has one mind and relies on it consistently. An honest person cannot be caught in a lie. Stay one step ahead of him. 


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