Trump vs Mother Nature

Dramatis Personae: President Trump – (PT); Vice President Pence – (VPP); EPA Administrator  Scott Pruitt – (SP); Rachel Maddow – (RM);

 

Scene 1- 8am White House West Wing; Oval Office, President Trump sitting at his desk.

PT – Mike. … Mike. … PENCE!!!!

VPP – Right here Mr. President.

PT – Quick, get Pruitt over here right away.

VPP – You know Mr. President the switchboard can do that for you.

PT – Too busy today Mike?  Sorry I put you out.  Please accept my apologies.  I’ll tell the Chief of Staff not to wake you before Wednesday.  Is that satisfactory, Your Highness?

VPP – Understood, I’ll tell Scott to get here ASAP.

PT – Another profile in courage by Mike Pence.

(Mike Pence walks out the door shaking his head.  Ten minutes later Scott Pruitt walks in)

SP – Mike said you needed me Mr. President.

PT – Scott, look at this fake news on MSNBC.

(President Trump puts the cable show up on a conference monitor.  Rachel Maddow is reporting triumphantly on a Court ruling that prevents an Administration action.

RM – And the 4th Circuit Court’s decision effectively prevents the EPA from firing the Obama holdovers for at least 5 years.  The court further specified that the workers must be employed in environmental project work only.

SP – I’m afraid it’s true.  I’ve got forty Obama appointees each making two hundred grand apiece and the only way to get rid of them is have them quit.  And there’s no way on earth they’ll do that now.  Environmental projects aren’t exactly difficult.

PT – Pruitt, you low energy loser, I’ve been defending you against the press and Democrats for weeks.

If you don’t come up with a solution to this I’ll feed you to the lions.

SP – Yes Mr. President.  Hmmm, lions.

Scene 2- 8pm MSNBC Studio of the Rachel Maddow Show.  Maddow is sitting at her desk, and on the screen is President Trump.

RM – We’re coming to you live with this exclusive interview with President Donald Trump as he reacts to the stunning defeat of his assault on the EPA.  Mr. Trump, does the judicial reversal of your illegal firings spell the end of your charmed reign of terror?  Will this represent the beginning of the end for your Administration and the chance for Hillary Clinton to be restored to her rightful place as Madame President?

PT – Rachel, that studio you’re in must be too cold because under that boy’s haircut you’ve developed brain freeze.  Crooked Hillary is detoxing in a sanitarium while Bill frolics with the maid.  And, of course, my administration will completely comply with any legitimate judicial decision, no matter how asinine it may be.

RM – Well, despite your homophobic jibe it must distress you greatly that these Obama appointees will be doing everything in their power to save the environment from your friends, the rapacious wolves of Wall Street.

PT – Well Rachel, you’re very much mistaken.  I thought long and hard about what fitting assignment I could find for these unselfish champions of the environment.  Luckily, Administrator Pruitt found just the project.  It seems that there has been of late an invasive species causing terrible environmental damage down in Florida.  It’s a tragic situation.  And even though this species is doing untold environmental harm all true lovers of Mother Earth would want these invaders treated humanely.  So, in keeping with that humanity, I’ve assigned these forty environmental champions with the difficult but incredibly rewarding task of capturing by hand the tens of thousands of Burmese Pythons now infesting the Everglades National Park.  It will be dangerous and hopefully torturously uncomfortable, but we will make sure that these heroes of Gaia spend the rest of my administration up to their armpits in pythons and swamp mud.  Of course, if they don’t feel up to the challenge, they can of course resign.  But we don’t imagine they could consider that.

RM – I know I’m an atheist but is it possible you actually are Satan.

PT – Sucks to be you toots.  Trump out.

RM – Well folks, he’s done it again.  This is not a nightmare.  This really is life in Trump’s America.  Good night?

17MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Michael Walsh – Great Men, Black Swans and the End of the Mandarins

Walsh reviews the pedigree of the bureaucracy’s hold on Washington  going back to the Progressives proclaiming the need for wise men to tell us rubes what’s best.  Pretty good read.  Like his example at the end of the Trump alternative.  Put our embassy in Jerusalem and tell the Israelis we won’t punish them for defending their own people from rioters and terrorists.

Great Men, Black Swans, and the End of the Mandarins

Fox Revives Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing”

So, after the success of the Roseanne revival and realizing that the Tim Allen character was also a Trump supporter and that the show had an eight million strong audience Fox which produced the show for ABC has decided to revive it.     https://decider.com/2018/05/14/fox-explains-last-man-standing-renewal/

I liked the show.  But it was already in its sixth season and the plots were feeling kind of thin.  Also most of the political shots at Obama had evaporated and the wife actually was a Hillary fan so that was pretty rough.  But I think that since they’re bringing it back on the strength of the Roseanne phenomenon that maybe they’ll amp up the Trump love and compete for the conservative voters.  That could work out very well.  Tim Allen could really get some mileage playing both sides of the Trump card.  Playful shots at the larger than life Trump persona and skillful savaging of the anti-American left would go a long way toward giving the right the kind of red meat they haven’t had from television since … never?

So, welcome back Mike Baxter, long may you vlog from your office at Outdoorsman.  And even if it only lasts for a year or two it’s the first time ever that a show came back because it was conservative.  What’s next flying pigs?

Good Grief! Another Book I Have To Read! The Great Revolt by Selena Zito

The link is to an article by the author giving the fifty cent summation of her book.  Well, here’s more sleep deprivation for yours truly.  This book rightly concentrates on the people who voted Trump in and looks at the constituency instead of the man who figured out it was there.  Should be an interesting read if it is substantive.  After all if all that is needed is a simple why then I can answer that.  It’s because the Left was trying to bury us.

https://townhall.com/columnists/salenazito/2018/05/15/the-great-revolt-n2480737

15MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Why is Trump A President Like No Other by Victor Davis Hanson

My post here is an echo of an echo.  Hanson is giving a description of Conrad Black’s biography of Trump, “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other“.  Victor Davis Hanson is very often a good read, no matter the subject, and this article is no different.  It has inspired me to get this biography even though I recently read a different (and less friendly one) one.   I liked Hanson’s review so I reviewed it!  Seriously, there’s nothing groundbreaking in this article but if you are interested in the biography and like Hanson’s style it’s a nice read.

[post script – After further reflection this is actually an echo of an echo of an echo.  I’m writing about Hanson writing about Black writing about Trump]

 

Why Trump Is a President Like No Other

Curbing My Enthusiasm

So yesterday I allowed my unbridled exuberance to get away from me (The Trumpocalypse Picks Up Steam) and today I’m feeling the let down as my feet touch the ground again.  That’s okay.  It’s better to try your wings once in a while, no harm done.  But let’s then look at the negative side of the picture today:

  • The wall isn’t built or even funded.
  • Thirty million illegal aliens still inhabit the U.S.
  • Robert Mueller wants to interview President Trump.
  • Justice Kennedy hasn’t ended his reign of judicial terror.
  • The Clintons still infest Planet Earth.
  • Affirmative action is still the law of the land.
  • Smarmy college students still hector the normal people about white privilege.
  • Twitter, Google, YouTube, Facebook and Amazon still function as on-line speech police against the Right.
  • Virtually every college in the country is a propaganda indoctrination center.
  • California and New York (and several other states) criminally interfere with the enforcement actions of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents.
  • Nancy Pelosi hasn’t been euthanized yet by either PETA or the American Humane Society.
  • Rosie O’Donnell hasn’t yet been assigned the status of food aid, rendered into 250,000 MRE and flown to North Korea as part of the peace deal.

Well, okay, those last two were just added for fun but you get the picture.  There’s still plenty for President Trump to do in the second half of his first term.  I shouldn’t be so happy.  It’s unwarranted.  And yet I am!

I’m sorry, I can’t feel down.  Looking at all these problems only increases my belief that the Republicans despite their epic cowardice and stupidity will benefit from President Trump’s popularity and hold onto the House and Senate.  This won’t be for their sake but it will be the American people’s desire to help Donald Trump.  And I think the Mueller investigation will end without doing any real damage to the Trump Administration.  And I think that Sessions will finally clean out the rat’s nest of cabalists in the Justice Department.  And I now believe that President Trump will get to appoint at least one more Supreme Court Justice.   And finally, I’ll go out on a limb and say that the Supreme Court will find in favor of the baker in that Gay Marriage Wedding Cake Trial travesty.  And that last one is just a hunch.  Common sense says that Kennedy will go out with one last assault on normal Americans.  But somehow the change in the climate makes me think Kennedy will try and strike a balance if for no other reason than to moderate the anger that is growing on the right toward all these outrages against common decency.

So there it is.  I’m slap happy from all the winning.  Maybe I’m completely delusional.  Time will tell.  But the sun is shining, the birds are singing and all’s right with the world in this best of all possible worlds.  Well except that Nancy Pelosi and Rosie O’Donnell still walk the earth.  Well, that can wait for the second term I guess.

11MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day

Chris Buskirk interviewed Michael Anton ( link ) about his tenure in the Trump Administration.  There are a number of interesting things in the interview.  But toward the end they talk a bit about Anton’s opinion of Donald Trump.  As opposed to the usual disillusionment we typically hear from former administration members Anton is extremely positive about his former boss.  Here are the more important ones I gleaned from the audio interview.

“He was just right about the issues that mattered right now and that’s why I supported him.”

“I knew him reasonably well … wasn’t having dinner with him … was a staff guy … but was around him a lot over the course of fifteen, sixteen months.”

“Liked him enormously, respected him enormously …  there is a patriotic core to him that burns very hot.”

“He’s in it for the right reason, is doing it for the right reason … he didn’t have to do any of this.”

“He’s governing as President almost purely out of love for this country.”

Both Buskirk and Anton were educated at Claremont-McKenna College and were pupils of Harry Jaffa who was associated with the Claremont Institute.  I have found the people associated with the Claremont Institute to be extremely aware of what is currently at stake in our political situation and perceptive about the actual value of the various players on the political landscape.

The Trumpocalypse Picks Up Steam

I sense a stirring in the force.  Even the NeverTrumpers detect the turning of the tide.  The New York Times is starting to talk about it.  I’m not saying that I’m tired of winning but I definitely notice that the orcs are starting to waver.  Politico has written off the Senate as unreachable for the Democrats.  The generic Congressional Preference Poll has gone from Dems +10 to even.  What a wonderful place to be in the spring of a Mid-Term election year.  I noted recently that the NY Times is providing us with the acceptable “ intellectual leaders of the dark web.”  To me that says they’re trying to blunt the force of the tsunami headed their way.  Next will come the congressional “moderates” reaching across the aisle to come up with sensible (understand liberal) choices for the Supreme Court.  Before you know it the MSM will start touting the remaining liberal Republicans as elder statesmen and intellectual leaders of the Grand Old Party, “the party of Lincoln.”  We’ll be told that good old American compromise is the bedrock virtue on which all others rest.  And then the wackiest of all transformations will occur sometime around the beginning of Trump’s second term.  We’ll hear about  how moderate Trump is but how radical Pence has somehow become.  How we need to find a better candidate for 2024 that better reflects the spirit of the times.  Possibly Mitt Romney or even JEB!.

Let’s hope that Republican leaders (?!) and voters have learned something from the Bush years.  Don’t trust the Dems.  Ever.  And if you get them on the ground put your foot on their throat and keep it there.  Permanently.  These people are the problem and the ones who want to compromise with them are idiots.

I look forward to a few things happening this spring.  I assume the rest of the FBI cabalists will be fired and hopefully prosecuted.  The Mueller Investigation will be terminated either willingly or unwillingly.  And I hope to see the Supreme Court come out on the side of the Wedding Baker.  Even that idiot Kennedy will have to own up to religious freedom existing in the Bill of Rights.  Beyond that we’ll see.  I hope the #metoo movement will continue to terminate Democrat slimeballs.  And if somehow the Republican congress can manage to get out of its own way, I even have hope that the House of Representatives will remain in Republican hands.  I say this because all the ballyhoo about the blue wave seems like self-generated hype by the MSM.

So fellow deplorables, ask not what your Uncle Donald can do for you, ask what you can do for Uncle Donald.  After all, he’s achieved more than anyone imagined he could.  Make sure you don’t gripe every time the MSM paints a decision or an action as “unconservative.”  Remember what the Bible says about the Devil quoting scripture.  In Trump we trust is the mantra and until he sells Alaska back to the Russians I’m firmly in the “Trump Can Do No Wrong” crowd.

07MAY2018 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Judge’s Warning in Manafort Case Could Spell Doom for Mueller By Julie Kelly

 

Federal Justice T S Ellis III is throwing serious sand into the gears of Mueller’s Manafort prosecution.  According to him Mueller is basically abusing his authority in a transparent ploy to leverage Trump’s associates as witnesses against him for basically any criminal activity regardless of relevancy to the Russian Collusion investigation.  Julie Kelly discusses how this could be the beginning of the end for Mueller’s “trumped up investigation.”  No pun intended?

https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/04/judges-warning-in-manafort-case-could-spell-doom-for-mueller/

 

Trump vs the One Pump in a Potted Palm Chump

Dramatis Personae: President Trump – (PT); Vice President Pence – (VPP); Sean Hannity – (SH); Charlie Rose – (CR); Matt Lauer – (ML); Harvey Weinstein – (HW); Tom Brokaw – (TB)

 

Scene 1- 8am White House West Wing; Oval Office

PT – Mike.  Mike.  PENCE!!!!  Where the hell are you?

VPP – Right here Mr. President.  What seems to be the problem now?

PT – I’ve got a text message from Sean Hannity saying the fake news boys want to have a secret conference with me.

VPP – That seems fairly unusual.  I’d suspect some kind of trap.

PT – You’re too suspicious Mike.  But if I do have them here I’ll make sure the Secret Service uses cavity searches and their new cosmic ray scan.  That should fry any electronics they’re hiding and their brains and gonads.  But since they have neither there shouldn’t be a problem.

VPP – Very prudent sir.  But please show particular restraint in what you say.  They are not your friends.

PT – Duh.  Set up the White House bunker and go over the details with Hannity.  I’ve got a movie date with the First Lady.  We’re getting an advance screening of Deadpool 2.  It’s gonna be epic.  I’m gonna wear my costume.

VPP – Oh good.

Scene 2 – 10 pm, White House bunker;  A room half full of journalists and the President entering with his Secret Service Detail.

SH – Thanks for taking time out for these Media celebrities Mr President.  They were very anxious to meet with you.

PT – Sean, what the hell are you talking about?  These aren’t celebrities.  They’re disgraced losers.  Just look at them.  They’re all wearing track suits and I don’t think any of them has showered this month.  Now I’m feeling bad for the Secret Service guys who had to administer the cavity searches.

SH – In many ways you are right but please hear them out.  They’ve really suffered a lot and they need your help.

PT – Sean, you’re really starting to slip.  Well tell them to make it snappy.  I have to have the Deadpool 2 disc back in three hours and I want to watch it again.

SH – Yes, Mr. President.

PT – Alright Brokaw, what do you want?

TB – Mr. President, don’t you think it’s unjust for a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist such as myself to be hounded from the newsroom by the #metoo movement while a proven philanderer and solicitor of prostitutes such as yourself is allowed to keep the highest office in the land and wield the almost god-like power of the nuclear button?

PT – No!  Next.

TB – Hey, you can’t …

PT – Toss him on the street and don’t be gentle.  (Brokaw is noisily manhandled out of the room by the Secret Service)

PT – Next.  Alright Charlie Rose, what’s your story?

CR – Mr. President. If you’ll make a few phone calls and set up a spot for me on Fox I can guarantee that you’ll be my first interview.  Now my journalistic integrity won’t permit me to overlook your racist positions on immigration and affirmative action but if you show sufficient contrition and agree to appointing Hillary Clinton to your cabinet as Attorney General I can guarantee to at least keeping an open mind about endorsing you in 2020 or at least treating you like John McCain, you know mild disdain.

PT – Rose you’re the creepiest looking dude since that guy on Tales from the Crypt.  You give gropers a bad name.  Guys don’t just rough him up.  Water board him for a week or two.   (Rose is dragged away whining morosely as usual)

PT – Next!  What about you Lauer?

ML – You know I’ve changed my mind.  I’m gonna quit while I’m ahead.

PT – Yeah, well, bye.  Give my regards to Savannah and Hoda.  Oh, that’s right, they don’t take your calls anymore, pervert. (Lauer is escorted out of the room)

PT – Well, Weinstein, you’re the only one left.  But you’re not even a journalist.  Why are you here?

HW – Mr. President, I’m not a journalist, I’m a business man just like you.  And as a fellow businessman you know how unfair it is to mix business and personal life when business decisions are made.  And because of that I want you to grant me a presidential pardon and get the Hollywood Commission to reinstate me at the Weinstein Company.  If you do this for me I’ll donate generously to your campaign fund and I’ll see to it that many beautiful starlets are available for, let us say, private conferences.

PT – Harvey, you potted plant polluter, there are no words to describe my disgust at your lack of class.  Let’s face it, the way you look, you should have been honest enough to admit to yourself that all your sex would be on a cash basis.  Guys, just get him out of here as quickly as possible and make sure all the vegetable life in the White House has been disinfected before the First Lady wakes up tomorrow.  (Weinstein is given the bum’s rush out the door)

PT – Hannity I have half a mind to ban you from the White House for a year.  What made you think I had anything to say to these losers?

SH – Well Mr. President, not to put too fine a point on it, I assumed that your treatment at the hands of the Pussy Hat brigade would make you at least somewhat sympathetic toward their plight.  After all, how different are you from them?

PT – Sean, that is the stupidest thing you’ve ever said.  The difference between them and me is they don’t understand women.  I do.  They try to coerce women who work for them into doing what they don’t want to do.  I only want women who are convinced I’m the best deal they’ll ever find.

SH – What about Stormy Daniels?

PT – That was just a pit stop.  And besides nobody twisted her arm, or anything else if I recall correctly.  So Sean, the next time you get a call from one of these guys, just hang up and dip the phone in Lysol.

SH – Yes Mr. President, sorry Mr. President.