Early in the 2016 presidential campaign (back in 2015 to be accurate) a popular question was: Why is Donald Trump running? I subscribed to the theory that the run was a publicity stunt. I’m still not convinced that the whole thing wasn’t a publicity stunt that got out of hand. If so, the question morphs into: Why did he continue to run? I think I may have that figured out. The short answer is greed and that is measured in money. Let’s explore my theory. Continue reading An Early Question Answered?
Especially this time of the year, I budget space for specific articles. I had budgeted today’s space for an article on Donald Trump’s promised December 15th press conference, (I guess they are no longer “press availabilities”), on how he was going to resolve his business conflicts of interest. Monday night he sent out a tweet (what else) saying that it was cancelled. No reschedule date was set. His transition team said that Trump was so busy concentrating on filling out his Cabinet that he hadn’t had the time to finalize the arrangements of his business affairs. Let’s explore. Continue reading Boy, Was I Stupid!
If I told you I hadn’t experience shock and fear over the election of Donald Trump last week I would be lying. I have written a few gloomy articles on the topic and I suspect there are many more to be posted over the coming years. Today I wanted to look at one possible bright consequence of Trump’s election. Continue reading Looking At The Bright Side
Donald Trump tells his audiences that despite all his past transgressions he will now use that same “genius” – his word certainly not mine – to work for them. He holds himself forth as their champion. To borrow a phrase from Vice President Biden, my reply is: malarkey!
Trump is a member of the Lucky Sperm Cell Club. He never had to work for a thing in his life and his ideas, (no matter how ridiculous), have seldom been challenged during his adult life. He lives in the Donald Dome where all he hears is yes Mr. Trump, you are so brilliant Mr. Trump and your hands are so big Mr. Trump. I grew up as a white kid from the suburbs so my life was better than some but it was certainly nothing like Trump’s.
Let’s just look at one recently revealed number and really try to relate to it. Trump took a tax loss of nearly $916 million in 1995. That is the economic world he lives in and part of his evidentiary offering of his genius (go figure that one). Let’s try to put that into perspective. Continue reading Relating
Back in late 2000 when it became painfully obvious that George W. Bush was going to become our 43rd President I toyed with the idea of starting a blog where I would dedicate each day to calling out the mistake the Bush administration made the prior day. Circumstances precluded me from doing so. I’m not certain I would have had something on a daily basis, but it would have been close. In the event of Donald Trump winning the 2016 election I briefly thought about a similar addition to this site outlining the daily misdeeds of The Donald from the prior day. The problem would be that I would have to choose which misdeed to write about; if his rule resembles his campaign there will be more than a scandal a day. I’d love to call him out on everything between now and the election but I simply lack the capacity. Continue reading The Skittles Immigration Policy