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By Wink

Hurricane Harvey is a disaster of epic proportions.
Our hearts break as we watch the scenes of devastation. We are touched when we see the heroic efforts of emergency workers and volunteers. We are burdened by the tragic loss of life and the catastrophe of hundreds of thousands of family homes severely damaged or totally lost to the endless waters…
I want to say we will never see this again, but that would be wrong.
Our natural combination of ignorance and hubris guarantees these events will happen again and again, and maybe worse.
Issue 1) Decision-makers intentionally aim to downplay or completely deny climate change. The choice to ignore science/scientists is almost entirely due to campaign contributor requests. The pull of donor money obviously outweighs the potential loss of life and other carnage caused by climate change.
Issue 2) Our own stupidity to allow building and re-building in hurricane target zones and on lands that will flood even in less-than-hurricane conditions.
It will take decades, and much more heartache, for us to get serious about both of these issues.
Will we respond after Hurricane Harvey, Part 2?
Or Hurricane Harvey Part 3?
Or Part 4…?

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Every day it is something else. One more thing.
It is not just that he is stupid, although he has taken ‘executive-office stupid’ to unimaginable levels.
It is not the incessant, daily lies that he has perpetrated since he announced his candidacy.
It is not his casual racism.
It is not just his indebtedness to Russia, which began years ago.
It is not his weird infatuation with Putin which, most certainly, relates to the indebtedness.
It is not his ongoing violation of the Constitutional Emoluments Clause (look it up).
Obstruction of justice? Uhhhh…
The combined fat-headed ignorance/arrogance he shares with Kim Jong Un could annihilate millions. That seems to bother some people.
X-number of his family and friends also have close ties to Russia? To the point where Russia aided in taking down Hillary?

His deepest fans, even admitting to any and all of the above, will never forsake him. He is their God, and God, as we all know, has many flaws…
It matters not. The drips continue.
It is not the gods that will take him down. It is his own arrogance, and the diligence of honest / honorable investigators.
Bless them…

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When he is trashing-talking, and he has trash-talked everybody, Donald Trump wants to be a D!@&. He is good at it, and proud of that skill.
He likes to think he is charming, and doesn’t necessarily want to be a D!@& all the time. He just is.

This is largely due to his magnificent stupidity, his desire to prove he is always right, his lust to prove he is smart, way smarter than you, and to convince you that he is crazy-sexy too!

Lying is D!@&-ish. ‘The Donald’ can’t breathe two sentences without one of them being an outright lie.

He famously said he could shoot someone in Times Square and people would still vote for him. Only a D!@& would even think of that.

Trump spent years questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace, saying he ‘had people looking into it’ who had discovered amazing things! – D!@&.

Of all people, you, a fat ugly man, spent a lifetime of calling women pigs, commenting on their unattractiveness and obsessing about their ‘blood.’ – Total Total D!@&.

Hiding your tax records from the American public, records you promised to show ‘after audit.’ – D!@&.

The Mayor of London tries to keep citizens calm In the midst of several atrocities. Trump sent multiple cheap shot insult tweets aimed at the mayor, including referring to the mayor as ‘pathetic.’ – D!@&.

His desire to win and maintain power by convincing just enough Americans that the biggest two problems on the planet are Mexicans and Muslims. – D!@&.

The long string of cheap-shot tweets by Trump, insulting Vladimir Putin. HA-HA! Just KIDDING!! His lips are surgically attached to Putin’s rear-end. – D!@&.

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By Wink

Daily. Literally every day.

That is how often we learn something new and awful about Donald Trump. Among the more recent indiscretions…

He requested ‘loyalty’ (obedience) from the FBI Director, and requested that the director drop his investigation of Russia. When the FBI director refused, Trump fired him. (This is the textbook definition of ‘obstruction of justice.’)

Now he has given highly classified information directly to the Russians, at a private meeting where he only allowed Russian reporters, no Americans.

Whatever comes next is what Trump voters deserve.

You were fool enough to believe all his stump speech applause lines. During the campaign, when presented with the more obvious falsehoods (lies) Trump was telling, you either defended them or simply didn’t care. His rallies were hate-fests, aimed at Mexicans and Muslims and Hillary, and you screamed and cheered like he was the second coming of Jesus. (My god, how you hate Hillary!)
A few Trump voters, a precious few, are now starting to rethink their vote, but to a great extent, you still don’t care. ‘The Donald’ is still your man.

In the primaries, he proved to be an bullying ego-bloated ignoramus and you chose him over totally legitimate GOP opponents.

In the run-up to the general election it became obvious he was a racist-sexual predator, beholden to Russia/Putin, and you defended him. (In fact some of you LOVED that racist stuff, didn’t you!)

You were delirious when, despite losing by 3 million votes, he won the Electoral College.

So now you have the most constitutionally corrupt ‘leader’ in the history of the U.S..

Congratulations. You own this guy.

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Bill O’Reilly is out at FOX News. His serial groping and gross treatment of women cost FOX somewhere in the neighborhood of $13 million.

Who knows how many women never bothered to file complaints against him, knowing his was the number one rated show on FOX, and knowing his boss, Roger Ailes, was a worse misogynist than O’Reilly.

In spite of all of that, Bill would still have a job today if most of his advertisers hadn’t bailed on him. Money talks after all, and nobody knows that more than O’Reilly.

Sorry Bill, you should have chosen a profession where grabbing woman by their private parts, and even bragging about it, are not disqualifiers… you know… president.

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I want to be a president for everybody. I love women. I love the blacks.

I am the most open-minded, the least racist person you will ever meet.

It is with great affection that I tell you that I never again want a Muslim to darken our doorstep. Some bad dudes!

P.S. I am very smart. I know all the words.
P.S. Rosie is fat. Sad!
P.S. Obama wasn’t born in America.
P.S. And he wire-tapped my phones during the election.

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Among Trump supporters, a regular mantra I have always heard, and still hear, is “He’s just unafraid.”
Sorry Charlie. “Loud” and “unafraid” are two different things. What Trump is, is loud. He shouted and insulted his way through all GOP candidates to win the Republican nomination, and this ‘fearlessness’ probably led many Americans to vote for him in the general election.
He shouts down those who disagree with him and yells loudly on topics about which he knows nothing (which is almost everything). No confident person would need to yell at or belittle all who disagree with him. He does nothing BUT insult and yell at people (with the notable exception of V. Putin).
What is he afraid of?
-The Press
-Putin
-Muslims
-Women
-Judges (but he loves to sue!)
-Military Service (he avoided Vietnam with a foot problem and now doesn’t know which foot was at issue)
-Showing his tax returns
-Facts (“I won the popular vote!”)
-His now-deceased father (who he is still trying, bigly, to impress)

And he wants YOU to be afraid too. Not a day goes by when he doesn’t warn you about ‘bad hombres’ or ISIS or drugs or murder. Drilling fear into the populace, and declaring “I am the only one who can save you” is standard operating procedure for all dictators.
A better question is “What is he NOT afraid of?”
I have no answer for that.

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It is obvious the next Democrat presidential candidate must come up with a different game plan. The last one certainly didn’t work. Here are my suggestions:

– Don’t pay federal tax, and never show your tax returns.

– Dump your spouse for a younger model, then dump that one for an even younger model.

– Cheat on all of your wives, and use sexual assault as part of that process.

– Kiss up to dictators, especially Russians.

– Insult American veterans, prisoners of war, and gold-star families.

– Build fabulous buildings, but declare bankruptcy multiple times to avoid paying the people who build them.

– Make sure your closest advisers are all racist and misogynist.

– Never accept responsibility for anything, including things you have said on live TV.

– Sue, and be sued by, everybody.

– It would help a lot if you are born rich and live a completely self-centered life, then declare yourself a friend to the working-class.

This seems to work with many voting blocs but, most interestingly, it also works with those who declare themselves to be ‘Christian voters.’

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UNEMPLOYMENT: When Barack Obama took office on 1/20/2009, unemployment was 7.8%. After eight years of Obama, as of November 16, 2016, unemployment is 4.6%. This means unemployment is down about 41%.

At the height of the recession there were 15.35 million people unemployed. That number currently is 7.40 million unemployed. This means, of course, that nearly 8 million MORE people are working. In raw numbers there are 15 million more people working than at the peak of the recession.
What a nightmare!
STOCK MARKET: When Obama took office the stock market (Dow Jones) was at 7,949.09. On election day 2016 the market had risen to 19,614.81, an increase of 246%. A stock market INCREASE of 246%.

You and I see these numbers and are amazed at how great America is doing after eight years of Obama.

What do Trump voters think? They are pretty certain these have been the worst eight years in the history of the U.S. ‘Awareness’ may not be their strongest attribute.

Among those who voted for Donald Trump, 67% think unemployment went up during Obama’s term in office, and 39% believe the stock market dropped at the same time.

How astute are these people? Not very. Another 40% think Trump won the popular vote. As of now Donald is 2.8 million votes behind Hillary, and counting.

But hey, If you only watch FOX, you almost certainly believe unemployment skyrocketed, the stock market collapsed, and Trump won the popular vote.

FOX manages to keep their viewers angry all the time by giving them ‘FOX-facts.’ A ‘FOX-fact’ is a bit of information, sometimes accurate, often not, designed to aggravate you, and always-always aimed to make Democrats and Liberals look bad.

You know – fair and balanced.

When presented with actual facts Trump voters, like Trump himself, will simply deny them. “I have my own set of facts.”

And don’t even get me started on climate change. This clearly is a total hoax… I made a snowball last year!

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