If the 25th Amendment is enacted cabinet members turns on each in a Caesarian blodfest in a month or so, we could go down the order of succession to No. 9, the ACTING Secretary of Agriculture, Michael Scuse. He could run for president in 2020 with the best campaign slogan ever. Needs crucial Steve Martin endorsement.
February 7, 2017
President Steve Bannon
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear President Bannon,
How time flies! It seems like just yesterday you were promoting fake news, alternative facts, and white nationalism as the boss man of Breitbart. Now, look at you! Promoting fake news, alterative facts, and white nationalism from inside the Oval Office. Fool enough people enough of the time and there you go.
Sure, Hillary won the popular vote and Donald Trump, though he came up nearly 3,000,000 votes short, won the majority of electoral votes. But none of that matters! Because you get to slip Executive Orders onto the desk of a man who detests reading and learning and stuff like that. So now You Da Man. Way to go!
And kudos on that Muslim Ban. That will teach people to think they have a legal right to be here just because they have a legal right to be here. I mean, what were they thinking? Expect the unexpected, am I right? Isn’t that what you told your “boss”?
Protesters think you lack compassion. Hell, yeah! Compassion is not what you’re about. I get that! Compassion is for chumps, not Trumps. Compassion is for people who cry like babies when they think of the gas chambers that killed their grandparents, or about five-year-olds blocked at the U.S. border from seeking medical treatment because of where they were born. Not you! You believe in a No Tears Holocaust, where everyone suffered equally, so suck it up, snowflakes!
I see where you’ve set it up so the media and judiciary will take the blame the next time there’s a terrorist attack. Boo, hiss on them, right? And because you tricked that bozo into signing you on to the National Security Council, you can steer things in the right (wink, wink) direction, by ignoring domestic terrorists. Excellent, as Mr. Burns would say.
I gotta hand it to you. Oh, that’s right. We already did.
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired by President Donald Trump Monday night after she refused to defend his Executive Order on Immigration, which has led to chaos and confusion along with massive protests, widespread condemnation, and swift legal challenges.
Almost unnoticed in the furor, the Trump Administration also abruptly removed Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Daniel Ragsdale from his post.
“Sally Quillian Yates is a great human being that I have known for almost 40 years. … For 25 years, she has been the lead prosecutor in the northern district of Georgia. She has been an equal opportunity prosecutor — she’s prosecuted Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Olympic park bombers, or anybody that violated the public trust or abused power. She is fair; she is smart; she is intelligent; and as a Georgia Bulldog, she’s what we call a double-dawg. She has her bachelor’s degree and her law degree from the University of Georgia, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia law school. Sally Quillian Yates is a great Georgian and will be a great Deputy U.S. Attorney General of the United States of America.”
January 13, 2017
Donald J. Trump
The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10022
RE: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOUR TAX RETURNS
Dear President-Elect Trump:
During your recent (and rare) news conference, you ridiculed the idea of making your tax returns public, something you had promised to do during the presidential campaign. You claimed “the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, okay? They’re the only ones.”
WRONG! Voters care very much because we need to understand the nature of your business organization and its potential effects on public policy, especially in areas of real estate holdings and dealings, foreign policy and trade, Wall Street relationships, and possible conflicts of interest, to name a few. Tax returns give a much better picture than the financial disclosures candidates are required to file
In a recent Pew Research poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans think this issue is important and that you have a responsibility to make your returns public—something every president since Nixon has done. Nixon! Do you want to be less transparent than our nation’s shadiest POTUS? In fact, polls have consistently shown more than 60 percent of voters are concerned about this issue, leading Politifact to judge your statement at the news conference FALSE.
The same is true on social media. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s recent Tweet, “Retweet if you care about @realDonaldTrump’s tax returns,” was retweeted more than 84,000 times, so far. That’s a far greater number than even you get on yours.
There’s been widespread erosion of trust in your incoming administration due to questionable picks for Cabinet and White House positions, failure to divest business holdings, and disturbing daily revelations about your relationship with Vladimir Putin and Russia. You must act strongly and decisively to restore this diminishing confidence, instead of bashing the media.
Time is running out. Release your returns.
Dear Senator Isakson,
I knew you back in the day, when I was a state government spokesman and you were a legislator. I admired you and voted for you in both gubernatorial and Senate races. We haven’t spoken in thirty years, but I’m writing today because I’m deeply concerned about the turn our federal government is taking, especially considering many of the cabinet nominees President-Elect Trump has put forward.
Several of these picks are disturbing; they suggest that Mr. Trump has animosity toward a functioning government. Specifically, the EPA and Education nominees are at odds with the goals and functions of these departments to protect the environment and foster public education.
And to put a fast-food CEO in charge of Labor is an insult to working people everywhere. (If you want to cut food-stamp rolls, raising the minimum wage is the best way to do that. Currently taxpayers subsidize low-wage companies like Hardee’s and Carl’s to the tune of $8 billion a year by feeding their employees through SNAP.)
Mr. Trump has no mandate, having received nearly three million fewer votes than his opponent. Such an outcome should give Mr. Trump pause and bring on reflection. That is obviously not happening, and instead of “draining the swamp” he’s appointing the very people who helped to wreck the economy eight years ago.
And then there are cronies (HUD) and major donors (Small Business Administration). Conflicts of interest in the administration-to-be are piling up, and Mr. Trump shows no signs of a desire to unite the country. Instead, he engages in Twitter wars with celebrities, refuses to acknowledge Russian hacking, and refers to opponents as “clowns,” “losers,” and “enemies.”
It seems that Republican officeholders are terrified of retribution if they stand up to Mr. Trump. Which, as you know, is all the more reason they should.
You’ve been entrusted by the people of Georgia with a great responsibility. As a Red State’s senior senator and a man known for his willingness to work across the aisle, you have credibility and capital to stand up and say: “Enough’s enough. This isn’t going to work.”
So please, send a message to President Trump that we need good ideas that work for everyone, not just for the richest of the rich and his corporate interests.
P.S. Repealing Obamacare without having a replacement plan ready would be a disaster for everyone involved, including the politicians who support this move.
My websites are back after a several month shutdown following hacker attacks. I plan to be writing more, although right now, I need to get a book finished. I felt an urgency in sharing this, however.
The New York Times has just published an article entitled “The Disproportionate Risks
of Driving While Black.” Wanted to share it with people now and add more later. I hope to build on this piece, because the problem it deals with is the cornerstone of what’s wrong. #blacklivesmatter