I know from reading comments here that some of you folks have Donald Trump confused for Santa Claus but has it occurred to anyone that his scapegoating of minorities such as Hispanics and the poor is designed to divert attention from the stealing he and his cronies are doing?
The Whitefish contract was particularly odious for a number of reasons including the fact there are two major publicly traded power line contractors with units based in Florida and Georgia that could have been onsite in Puerto Rico weeks ago, companies that would have neither needed to ramp up employees or find subcontractors. Evidently those companies did not slip Trump or Rick Perry major amounts of campaign ca$h.
And now of course Paul Manafort, Trump’s former Campaign manager and his sidekick Rick Gates have been indicted. Worse for Trump is while Manfort was ousted from the Trump campaign in August of last year, Gates remained very close to the Trump administration with access to Trump well after he took office. The optics are terrible and that no doubt is being reflected in Trump’s 33% approval rating.
I think Mr. Trump has some worse days coming with speculation centering on his son and son-in-law being next up on the chopping block. Trump can not be indicted but he sure can be impeached. The odds on that also greatly went up today.
Next up is the inaugural Slabbed New Media Idiot of the Day Award (IDA) which goes to Fox New’s bleach blonde airhead Tomi Lahren for desecrating the American flag in direct violation of 4 U.S.C. §8(d) “Respect for flag” which states, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.” Lahren, always quick to point the finger at NFL players protesting inequality should have remembered that, “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.”
Team Trump is very fond of pointing fingers, which is likely what triggered Nassim Taleb to remind everyone of Hammurabi’s code:
Hammurabi's code: He who falsely accuses someone of a crime is to be penaliized as if he committed it himself
Applies to all: right,left,…
— NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) October 29, 2017
If we only had that the swamp up in DC would be drained inside of a few months.