[Closed] The Unraveling -- Donald Trump
@RosieHeart - I think you meant Johnny CASH?
Johnny Carson wasn't known for his songwriting... 😘
Don’t forget yesterday confession by Mulvaney
On Thursday, White House acting chief of staff and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney seemingly admitted in a press briefing to reporters that the administration engaged in a quid-pro-quo with Ukraine to trade US military aid for investigations.
He also elaborated that it is done all the time and to get over it.
Also, Rick Perry quit.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he contacted Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani at the president’s behest to talk about Ukraine—and then resigned. And European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House investigators that Trump had delegated power over U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine to Giuliani, and added that it was “wrong” to link political requests to actions on Ukraine.
No one can stop that sinking ship..to many leaks and not enough plugs.
@RosieHeart - I think you meant Johnny CASH?
Johnny Carson wasn't known for his songwriting... 😘
Oh my gosh - yes, Cash, not Carson! My mind must really be scrambled! Thanks for noticing that and for the good belly laugh when I read your post, Laura == it felt good to laugh at something silly for a change!
😊 😜 🤣
Apologies for posting this in two places - here and in the Elijah Cummings section. It also belongs here because it's a cup of refreshing water to the thirsty warrior. I'm putting it here for anyone who needs a lift during the weary battles ahead.
At 2:17 he is speaking like a prophet to a teary Michael Cohen, "This is part of your destiny, and I mean that from the depths of my heart. When we are dancing with the angels, the question will be asked, In 2019 what did we do to make sure we kept our democracy in tact. If we stand on the sidelines and say nothing.
"This is not about liking or not liking the president. This is about democracy! This is about generations yet unborn. That is what this is all about! And I'm begging, I'm begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy in tact for your children and your children's children and generations yet unborn, we have got to guard this moment."
Last night I dreamt that I was opening the all the curtains in my NYC apartment when I saw Air Force One coming toward the city low, fast, and at a fairly steep angle. I was sure the jet was going to hit the city, maybe even my roof. I braced for its impact near my building, but I didn't hear or feel it crash. I thought maybe it had gone into one of the rivers, and I went about my day. It was more reminiscent of 9/11 than of Scully's miraculous river landing.
Here's a positive spin. Air Force One is symbolic of the office of president and possibly the entire federal government. So if you didn't hear or feel it crash, then perhaps that means we are on a path towards avoiding destruction of our governing institutions and that our current crisis in government will pass.
@Coyote, I like your positive take on @SDJ's dream. The President's plane flying dangerously low over @SDJ's city could mean it's Trump's very personal legal problems based in NY/NYC courts that are heading for a perilous landing/confrontation, not a catastrophe of our country's governing institutions. His presidency could finally be abruptly grounded (as in ended) because of info revealed in NY/NYC courts. Just as the plane was flying fast, NY/NYC-based rulings and litigation against Trump are also moving fast just now. You used the words "steep angle" to describe the plane's descent--it could reference how his legal consequences will result in the irrefutably steep price he'll pay (financially, in his overall reputation/brand, and how his presidency will be recorded in history). No matter what angle or spin he attempts to take, he is going down.
It may very well have to do with the president and his New York Law Troubles. It is also where his "home" is located. Maybe he is coming home sooner and faster that expected. After a major disaster of his making. A former President always gets one last flight home after leaving office.
These are all very good interpretations of the dream. I agree with the idea that if I didn’t notice a crash and the plane going down didn’t disrupt my day, then the country will recover from this stressful period.
I second what @bluebelle said!!!!
We love your voice here. I can spell but I cannot type on this phone without multiple mistakes. I call them my psycho typos but my kids think I'm the queen of autocorrects gone wrong.
We still get it said and we keep on keeping on --so hurray for you for speaking up and many, many good thoughts for you and the good people of Kentucky 💜
Someone on Quora asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote the following response:
Wow. If a perfect vivisection of a man could be accomplished using only the written word, this would be it. The horribly tragic part of it all is that there is no exaggeration or stretching of the truth for effect. It is, sadly, completely spot on.
I keep thinking about your dream. I do feel Trump will be taken down, but I also see that dream as a vision of what is happening right now -- that the Office of the Presidency is rapidly descending in a fast paced death dive. There is work to do to pull that plane up.
The GOP has been crashing the Office of the Presidency for a long time. A party devoted solely to business profit is incompatible with democracy.
GW Bush helped start the nose dive because he simply lacked the intelligence and the upbringing to meet the requirements of that office. At the time, author Kurt Vonnegut lamented that C students were in the White House.
Now Donald Trump has sent the plane into a rapid death dive.
Over the years, it has been painfully obvious that GOP candidates, GOP Fox News presenters, GOP high court judges, and GOP office holders are noticeably less intelligent and capable than their predecessors. They have lowered the bar on their professions and it lowers the quality of the U.S. leadership. there should be no C students in the White House. Donald Trump's transcripts are in a vault because he likely had worse than Cs.
In the dream, you never heard the crash. The fate of the U.S. presidency is still undetermined. Nancy Pelosi is trying to pull that plane back.
I believe we will turn it around, in the same way that I believe we will come back from climate catastrophe -- we will survive but with damage that we will have to face and climb out of over time. And that's okay because with so much damage, we will be highly motivated to turn things around! Several years ago, one of our readers likened the recovery to a post war recovery.
The words of Elijah Cummings continue to echo in my mind. In July he warned all Americans:
"I'm begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children's children, and generations yet unborn we've got to guard this moment…this is our watch."
I believe everyone who reads this blog gets it. We have to stay hopeful and vigilant at the same time. We have to tell our Congressmen how we feel and do what we can in our own way. To stay awake and strong!
"It was more reminiscent of 9/11 than of Scully's miraculous river landing."
I've been thinking more about the recent dream you shared. I completely and from-my-heart agree with all Jeanne has just so well stated.
On 9/11, foreign terrorists purposefully coordinated, with direct calculations, the use of U.S. planes as weapons to strike catastrophic blows to our country's previously held sense of protection from being attacked by an outside enemy. When you saw Air Force One flying dangerously low over NYC, at a steep (determined) angle, I think it represented Trump's purposeful, coordinated, and calculated (treasonous) intent to use the office of U.S. President as a weapon to strike devastating blows to our country's framework, tearing asunder what we have previously believed to be protected via the Constitution, checks and balances, a president's core decency and unquestioned loyalty to our country, etc.
I wholeheartedly agree that the GW Bush presidency aided in the office's decline in many ways. Bush wasn't alone in his hobbling of the office, Cheney did more than his fair share. Honesty and decorum went right out the window, as did sound judgement. We all hear about Hillary's emails, but what about Bush's? He broke the law in hiding millions on RNC servers, and then deleting them. There's a reason that the office legally requires record preservation.
I've been mulling over posting something for days about how we actually needed a buffoon like Mango to take the office. When liberties are taken, a little here, and a little there, the bar slips, and no one really notices. The decline was slow and while folks didn't like it when they actually noticed, they let it go much easier because the infractions were smaller. It takes a ham fisted, bold faced farce like what we have now to wake people up.
I've said since the election that this would result in changes and many laws being written to close loop holes and cracks in our foundation. l kept turning things over in my mind when I couldn't get back to sleep last night - I can place a few of my ancestors in church with Franklin, Washington, Adams, Betsy Ross. The bottom line was, I just couldn't feel that they foresaw someone with so much disregard for the country and office actually being put in the office. I think they believed there would be uneducated and more rural folks with less worldly views voting, but I feel they understood that there would be changes in the competency of those holding office due to this. I believe that Hamilton had a nefarious sort in mind when he helped scribe the checks and balances, impeachment, emoluments, and insanity clauses among them. I believe they thought there could be individuals elected who were sly, and would hide their dark side prior to an election, or some trying to be placed in office by foreign entities, but I just can't see them envisioning the population electing someone who is so obviously morally bankrupt. Yet he was necessary, wasn't he? The double standards that have prevailed by the republicans in the last few decades were growing greater and greater. The good of the country was thrown under the bus for the sake of belonging to the winning party by politicians and voters alike. It's going to take a huge fall for the party and their representative for many to wake up.
Having such a farce of an administration roused our youth. That's HUGE. They typically have shown up in the smallest numbers at election time. They now know it's important to show up no only for the major elections, but the minor ones as well. Something some of us older folks didn't even realize. Many of us showed up for the big ones-Presidential, Congressional and Senate races, but we didn't always show up for the state and local races. Our youth will stay involved, and will show the next generation how to do so as well.
When they wrote the rules regulating our governing processes, they gave instructions like hearings will be held to confirm Supreme Court nominees, they didn't realize that one day, a political party would just refuse to do so and claim they didn't have to. They didn't see that one day the office would rule by Executive Order, because the Senate and House refused to do their jobs and debate and vote on bills. There's a lot to be fixed, and it's a shame that many found and used loopholes because they lacked the dignity we and the founding fathers hoped they would possess.
I'm confident that all will eventually turn out well.
The Orange nightmare just inserted himself in the Hillery/Tulsi debate claiming Tulsi is not a Russian Agent (well that of course just calmed my fears lol)
What I do wonder is Tulsi going to run as a 3rd party/independent candidate to take votes away from the dems like Jill Stein did? Does anyone pick up anything about that?
Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I've been busy out of town at a Film Festival.
So much will change before the election. I feel like the energy has been speed up and there will be many rapid changes before the end of the year. Good ones for Americans, not for T. He seems bearly mentally functional by March 2020. T will not be the GOP candidate.
Will the AJ be out before T? I sincerely hope that he is, but I think he'll go down with the ship. He's destroying everything the DOJ stands for.
Have you seen the video of Rump talking to the female Astronauts and he is fixing his “hair” with his middle finger?!!!
Also, he looks real bad. Real swollen eyes and they are small
Ha! i think he was flipping off his own "hair". But it was too late, that "hair" was f-ed off a long time ago. But i couldn't stop laughing at the bobble-heads on each side of him!