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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Trump to Tribes: Drop Dead

Yesterdays Executive Order by the President, gleefully witnessed by the Alaska Congressional Delegation, represents yet another insult by Donald J. Trump directed at Native Americans and Alaska Natives. He was on a roll yesterday, with a stroke of the pen  (c)  To further streamline existing regulatory authorities, Executive Order 13754 of December 9, 2016 (Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience), is hereby revoked. 
The Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience area was established to protect one of the most biologically significant and productive subsistence use areas in the United States, the Eastern Bering Sea, coastal areas of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and Norton Sound and their drainages. The map shown does not depict all the villages in the area.
In his second round of hostility to Native Americans (and the United States Senate) he spoke before the NRA Leadership Forum in Atlanta and uttered the following:
"Only one candidate in the General Election came to speak to you, and that candidate is now the President of the United States, standing before you again.  (Applause.)  I have a feeling that in the next election you’re going to be swamped with candidates, but you’re not going to be wasting your time.  You’ll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you’re going to say, no, sir, no thank you -- no, ma’am.  Perhaps ma’am.  It may be Pocahontas, remember that.  (Laughter and applause.)  And she is not big for the NRA, that I can tell you."  

So there you go, a twofer for America's collective case of the DT's....

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Been a week now...

And Mike Pence STILL hasn't signed the paperwork to move the transition forward. Lets guess. The Donald (Thats President-Elect The Donald to you, punk) believes that ANY agreement can be changed, to his benefit.
Really, P-ETD? Really?
Four thousand appointments to make and a week burned up already.
The sad thing is that some would call all this transition watching "Inside Baseball." Well, let me tell ANYONE saying THAT where they can put their baseball bat.
Transition management is absofuckinglutely essential to making things run on the 20th of January.
Oh yeah- is there even an inagural committee yet? Inquiring minds wanna know.

A little relaxation after a tough week...

Sadly, not produced by Notorious A.K.A...

Monday, November 14, 2016

"If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one ..."

Those were the words that sprang to J. Robert Oppenheimer's mind as he watched the Trinity Test.
What words will spring to Donald J. Trump's mind when he is presented with the ability to, singlehandedly, order the launch and detonation of United States nuclear weapons?
Will it occur to him the truly godlike power he has been handed? Or will he treat it cavalierly, bandying it in the same sentence as words like beautiful and fantastic?
Will he, via twitter, put the world on notice of his power and might - not on behalf of us as a nation, but on behalf of Donald J. Trump? How will the world respond to such bullying, and will he have ANY tempering mechanism in his office?
Let us sincerely hope that, rather than getting a heady feeling when he is handed a sealed authentication card, about the size of a pack of baseball card bubblegum by a high ranking military officer in the presence of all his Military Aides and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he will reflect on Oppenheimers thoughts, of Vishnu declaring, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

Give THIS some thought.

Shoutout to Pro Libertate for the link to these important few minutes of Election Night analysis:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Some thoughts on the implications of the President-Elect and his possible agendas

Early on, as his nomination seemed more secure,  and afterward, some speculated (perhaps based on a hint or two) that Donald J. Trump, even if elected, might choose not to accept Office.
It will be telling to look closely at his eyes as he is asked by a black-robed Chief Justice or, and don't say you didn't read it here first, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, as he is asked "Are you prepared to take the Oath of Office."
He is soon to receive what I call the Gray Hair Briefings, and if there is no noticeable change in either his demeanor nor appearance afterwards then we will be able to assume he either cares not or is excruciatingly emotionless. Either way, God help us!
He apparently wants to be the first "Commuter President." Does he have any idea what the cost of THAT would be? And I am quite certain the Secret Service is already in a fright about the elevator trips between the Penthouse and the office on 28. Believe you me, the Secret Service is only happy on sea level or at 40,000 feet. So, we will see how Trump responds to security concerns. Reince, you have your work cut out for you.
Hectoring. Remember that word? No, then look it up in your Funk and Wagnalls. It's synonym is "Trumpish Tweeting." Another "Impossible Mission" for the new Chief of Staff. If we can assume that national command centers and intelligence apparatus will have @realDonaldTrump up on their big screens 24/7, how long till it gets @realHacked with less than gentle missives directed towards administration's not half as touchy as his?
Rally's...  And who will pay?  Certainly not the RNC, nor the USG. So maybe they won't happen unless he discovers (shhhh!) Google Hangouts or Skype. Leave it to Bannon to devise a clever, on demand way for PT (yes, let's call him that) to be a virtual presence in all our bedrooms since he only gets online at night...
Secretary of the Interior. We all know it's gonna be TWWWSTLIJ, until she quits in her first week. Hopefully, though, before Old Man Lucas gets the job she will OK the Izembek Road.
OK, enough for tonight. Peace, Out.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Oh, yeah

My experiment with "social media" lasted about 12 hours before I told the guy married to the cute Chinese pediatrician GBCW.

Election 2016

I voted for Trump. Not to vote FOR him, exactly, but to vote AGAINST Huma Abedin. How the hell a former 19 year old intern for a First Lady can end up top girl in the operation is beyond me.
The Devil from Kansas lost again. Yay!
Happiest to see Representative Tammy Duckworth move up to the US Senate. 

A Star is Born!

Monday, June 06, 2016

I finally did it...

In the twilight of my (latest mid) life (crisis) I finally created a page on el Zucko's global communication and touchy-feelyness service, also known as the database for the global facial recognition system. Please, don't "tag" me, whatever that means.
I've been putting it off, but the wifey got tired of me using hers to look at a couple of Coast Guard veterans groups, so there I am.
Remember, what rhymes with "Zuck"? Yuck!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Why doesn't everybody just shut the fuck up..."

Investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh has more than a few people in the Administration and Intelligence Community echoing the words of Robert Gates, quoted in our headline as he (Hersh) kinda blows the lid off the now possibly forgotten story of the killing (as in extra-judicial) of Osama Bin Laden in the latest issue of the London review of Books.