Friday, December 22, 2017


So Christmas came early for the Democrats as Alabama rejected Roy Moore and the Trump effect, so why does Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan always turn out to be Scrooges?

SO IT TURNS OUT, DONALD IS GETTING HIS TAX WINDFALL AFTER ALL, and the deficit hawk hypocritical Republicans can now blow up the deficit to their hearts content. Apparently all these patriotic Americans, who screamed to the heavens for years that we needed to cut the debt otherwise all Hell would break lose, now are happy to destroy everything to get their backers off their backs. Point blank, our elected officials it appears were blackmailed by their investors to either give them what wanted, the tax breaks, or lose their pocketbooks and eventually their jobs. If you look at the poll numbers, they’ve already lost their constituents, they can’t afford to lose the people who keep getting them into office, their owners. And just like with the Trump White House, way too many of these political leaders pocketbooks speak with a heavy Russian accent. I mean come on, did you hear Roy Moore speak Russian, I actually got chills, and not in the good way. 

What blows my mind in all this is how do these Senators and Congressmen get so damned rich while working in political office? I seem to recall how many of them complained that their pay wasn’t big enough to afford to live in two places, their home states and in Washington D.C., why isn’t that investigated? How is it okay, that these writers of the tax bill seemingly will be the only Americans, besides the corporate bigwigs of course, that makes out like bandits from this weeks nightmare legislation? Listening to the experts on air, all we hear all day and all night, without exception is that these Republicans in the majority just wrote themselves a big fat pay day. It goes without saying that the experts I’m talking about aren’t the ones on Fox faux news, who only want to spew conspiracies and ignore reality and facts. 

The new poster child for Republican hypocrisy is also the perfect example of why no one should ever believe a thing that any of the Republicans say. Bob Corker, the United States Senator from Tennessee, who until recently was the loudest Republican voice argued that he would be saying no to the tax bill because of the debt it would create. That he would never say yes to it unless there were changes in the legislation to fix his issues with it. How funny, amazingly the debt issue wasn’t fixed, but they did add an amendment at the last minute into the tax legislation, which supposedly will earn the Senator millions. Not surprisingly, but definitely infuriating, once that amendment was in, his vote changed from nay to yes. And a hash tag was born, #CorkerKickback. As for the debt problem, magically it all appears to be forgotten. Guess we’re back to magical thinking and believing in Santa Claus. Oh, I should mention, like all hypocrites, Bob Corker, has come out and is very upset that people now think of him as a monstrous soulless sell-out. How dare any us think his vote was paid off?  Senator could you be any more pathetic, laughable or sad? 

Speaking of taxes, and the con of the century, guess who will make a butt load of money when Donald J. Trump signs his John Hancock on his first major piece of legislation in his almost year long administration? That’s right you guessed it, Donald Trump and the Trump family singers. The Trumps supposedly will earn millions initially, and with the Estate tax changes, possibly over a billion, a billion and a half. I wrote supposedly because how would anyone know? Since nobody is allowed to look over the man’s tax records.

Someone should really contact the Guinness Book of World Records, because it seems Donald is still under audit. Unbelievably but true, the orange faced liar-in-chief, according to his people is still being audited. Question, when did this audit begin if it actually is occurring at all?  Remember, there is no way of knowing if the person is actually being audited, so basically we have to “believe him” but as Hillary said brilliantly during the debates, “No Donald, I don’t believe you.” Also of note, when someone is under audit, there is nothing illegal about releasing his tax returns, or the returns of previous years not under audit. Remember all that talk about Donald’s tax returns during the campaign? How we needed to see them before he was allowed to change our tax code? Remember how people argued that he shouldn’t be allowed to even be a nominee of the Republican party, or better the Presidency without releasing his taxes? All that big talk about what was right, was forgotten in the campaign almost as fast as the Access Hollywood Bus revelation turned out to be as Donald Trump Junior would call it a nothing burger.

Seems no one else is talking about his taxes now. All those complainers before election day have gone silent. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, remember coming out on more than a few occasions, as your face turned red with anger, how this could never happen, not in America. That they if necessary would do something to prevent Trump from orchestrating a tax bill when the Congress or the American people didn’t have a clue how much the President would benefit from it. Remember the Emoluments Clause, that Donald wouldn’t be allowed to make money off of the job as President? Well? Anything? Crickets… 

Now the man has signed into law the biggest changes into our tax system in thirty years, and his taxes are simply an after-thought. We’re too busy screaming about all the other crap he’s thrown into the wind that his monumental heist isn’t even being discussed. No its more important that we push conspiracies against Robert Mueller, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, than talk about Donald’s con of the century.

On one hand every talking head has come out to let us know that this tax legislation is one big con game. The rich will get richer, the middle class will get poorer, and the poor will just disappear from view. That is till society’s dead weight, all die off and poverty is gone from America for good. Praise the lord and pass the ammunition. On the other hand, we get a fairy tale version from Trump’s propaganda wing Fox news that makes the Republican trickle-down day dream sound like heaven on Earth. That disregards what actually is in the law that apparently most if not all of the Republicans who said ‘yes’ to it, haven’t even read it. Just imagine, they didn’t read a bill that will effect every single American for decades to come. Well at least they have another excuse if or when our nation implodes financially. Why bother reading the small print, what could go wrong? I mean what could the lobbyist sneak in at the last minute, Right?

So if Trump’s band of treasonous monsters don’t all wind up on death row, or at least in a prison cell, about the time the results start becoming real with this tax legislation, the electorate will get to decide if the results so far, are reasons to drop kick the lot of them outta power. Of course the more pressing matter would be pitched, the Impeachment proceedings of Donald J. Trump on account of the Russian investigation. One would think, by next election day kicking them out, might be the best campaign pitch by a Democrat ever used. Hopefully the democrats this time won’t play nice and kick the monsters down when they most deserve it.

Like everything else they do the Trumpeters always screw something up. Sometimes like with Trump’s tax package, it happens even before the ink is dry, in this case, even before he signs his name on it. Wednesday evening, Rachel Maddow had an amazing take down on whats wrong with the implementation of the tax bill on her show. I must note, today, I read otherwise, so who knows what the whole story is, but according to new reports today, the changes to the tax code actually go into effect in 2019, not on January 2018 as was discussed during an interview on her show. Perhaps her story made them fix the provisions before Donald gave himself the biggest Christmas bonus check ever. I mean why not, it was reported that they were rewriting it within hours of the vote, why shouldn’t they make a fix that actually makes sense.

But if true, according to her report, one of the things no one was discussing during the run up to this weeks voting, or seemingly at all, I mean I haven’t heard one word about it, was when the legislation would go into effect. If Rachel’s report was correct, supposedly on January 1st, 2018, everything hits the fan. It all becomes real. One big problem, nothing has been set up for the big day. So the instant payoff we keep hearing about, how the heck does that happen if the W2 or whatever new forms they’ll come up with haven’t even been designed yet or the figures on it finalized? That’s why Obamacare and every other major legislation always are given sometimes years to get fully implemented. They always build a time frame in, a cushion if your will, so the world will be ready for the changes that everyone needs to learn how to live with.  And we are talking about something that effects every one of us that pays taxes, again what could go wrong?

Simply put, its insane. Need I remind you on what when wrong with the roll out of Obamacare and it’s website. This probably more than anything helped give the Republicans the perfect attack line on one of President Barack Obama’s signature achievements. Well what will happen when our pay stubs are all screwed up or our pay checks are held back till the system is fixed. What happens when millions are kept in the dark while they wait having their electricity turned off and have to live like the millions currently suffering in Puerto Rico? What happens when those millions on the mainland, you know your followers can’t feed their families. I give we would be living in another “Let them eat cake” moment, and hm, I wonder how that turned out? 

I’m sorry, if I sound negative but I have my doubts anything he does is for the good of the nation. Please, tell me I’m wrong, please tell me one thing that Donald has done while in office that hasn’t been messed up in one way or the other. As a way to trumpet Donald’s pitch was working and that the people were gonna actually feel flush with green like the rich folk living the life of Reilly. Magically even before anything was signed into law, several large corporations including Comcast have announced that they’re giving out hundreds if not thousands of bonus checks and raising salaries, showcasing how fast the trickle-down will wash us all with sweet cash in our pockets. Hm, I’m sorry this isn’t an effect of the tax legislation, this is just a few ass kissers trying to look good for the teacher. This was certainly something Donald wanted to spread like sunshine on a dreary winter day.

I wouldn’t be surprised if these bonuses were planned and the contracts already signed when Obama was President, but Donald’s people talked the CEO’s into making it a Trump benefit. Can’t wait to see how they react to the facts, if or when most likely, the reality of the business deals come back to bite these liars in their asses. Seems to me thats Donald’s modus operandi whenever he touts his administrations successes with corporate America. He pounds his chest like a gorilla about job growth or factories moving back to our shores, and its always smoke and mirrors, and its always somebody elses doing. Well lets see how far this publicity stunt spreads and how many people really get anything from Trump’s pie in the sky tax con. 

Simply, how many people will actually get jobs when everything shakes out or how many will in reality be worse off, jobless, and living in the streets. And how many of those positions gained or kept will be higher paying? Or will most of these new jobs, simply be the ones that all the illegals can’t do anymore because they’ve all been rounded up and deported. Dragged down to what I already can see occurring in the near future. You guessed it, our new deportation center in Puerto Rico. I mean what better use of the island now that Trump’s government is letting it die as quickly as possible. Instead of trying to fix the problem, he’s causing the largest mass exodus by American citizens in possibly our nations history. On the bright side, Ivanka now has a ton of new employees she can hire to fill her new factories they’ll build in Puerto Rico to create her knock-off products. Why not simply bulldoze the whole place and start fresh, build those Trump warehouses. Let’s ‘Make The Trumps Even Richer’ be the official tag line of the Trump Administration, not the ‘Make America Great’ lie of the century talking point they keep trying to sell.

For some reason I think its gonna turn out like most of Trump’s publicity stunts, when the reality of the rewards turn out to be peanuts on the dollar. Like when he touts a major corporation is gonna add tons of jobs and actually the deals for those jobs were done a few years earlier during the Obama Administration. So in reality Donald had nothing to do with it, but man ain’t it great publicity to pitch. God willing this con game turns out to actually work, and Trump was right and most of us were wrong, boy will I be happy to have been so wrong. Really, I know I preach to high heaven that the man’s a nightmare, even worse than Adolph, but please let me be wrong on this one. Because if I am right, man is it ever going to get bad and sooner than any of us could ever fear. What happens when it all turns out to be as big a crock as most people think? How do we pay for all that infrastructure that Donald promised would come next? Which is needed according to his experts for his tax plan to actually work. What happens to Social Security and Medicare if it succeeds and worse if or when it fails? Paul Ryan is practically drooling over the thought of hurting millions upon millions of people. Maybe we should rename him Josef Mengele, the grin on his face when he gaveled the victory in the House was vomit inducing.  

Someone or something needs to give Josef, I mean the Paul Ryan a swift kick in the ass. You see after the House voted ‘yes’ and tossed it over to the Senate for their own middle of the night vote, Paul Ryan actually said “nobody knows” if the sweeping tax cuts Congress are enacting will produce enough economic growth to fend off soaring federal deficits. Excuse me, then why are we gambling our futures on it? I can’t for the life of me remember any other Republican saying anything like “nobody knows” about this, till Paul made a hypocrite of himself. All we ever got were made up talking points of how great things will be. Of course with no actual figures to prove their hypostasis, we all just had to on faith. I mean with a track record that the Republicans have, sure, why shouldn’t I believe every word they say? Anytime any financial expert was on, listening to the Trumpeters wriggle around reality was really rather painful. Whenever there was a debate between both sides, not once did you come out of it believing the Trumpeters side. Not once. 

So if the tax cuts fail or even if they don’t and the gamble works, the republicans next game is to destroy our social safety net. After all, look at that huge deficit caused by the shortfall. That was to be expected wasn’t it? Oops did we not remember to tell you that? Anytime you implement a new policy, things are bond to be bumpy at first. Of course this shortfall, this ever growing debt that might swallow our nation whole, was never discussed when they were announcing the tax scam. Just like they did before with the Post Office and Social Security, borrowing funds to pay for other things, and then oops blaming the system thats breaking down, that they helped to destroy.  

Maddeningly Donald’s prayers were answered to a great degree by Mitch McConnell. Seem’s the Majority Leader of the Senate as usual used his now patented manner of going against precedent and won yet another round. This time, Mitch McConnell did it by not swearing in the recently victorious Doug Jones, in the Alabama Senator race. Not that it turned out to be needed, but Instead of giving him his rightful vote in Trump’s tax con, Mitch decided to push back the swearing in ceremony till after the new year. Which of course will be much too late to vote for or against this latest Republican monstrosity. I should mention that the Republicans are actually trying to play games with the Alabama election, apparently one of Moore’s supporters who helped bring people to the voting centers said something that the right says show that the Doug Jones camp cheated and Moore actually won. So who knows, in a few months Moore might still get in.   

Mitch played the same game with his filibuster against President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court appointee, and eventually won when Trump picked the newest member of the court once he became President. At the same time he was stopping Merrick Garland from being voted into the Supreme Court, he also was somehow forcing President Barack Obama from letting the American people learn the complete facts on Russia playing games with our democracy during the campaign. Seems if he had, Hillary’s accusation against Trump during the debates would have been believed as real and not just a campaign pitch. And our current political upheaval might just be the stuff of nightmares as opposed to our current reality.

Ray Moore’s defeat in Alabama is being looked at as a beginning of the end of Republican majority rule in the House and maybe even the Senate. That with those victories in less than a year, believe it or not, the people could vote in a new Democratic majority. They could actually vote out all the monsters and restore America to the greatness that President Barack Obama was taking us towards. Lets hope this week’s Republican declared tax victory, adds fuel to the fire that’s been lit under the rumps of the democrats in our nation. 

Almost a year in, and I still walk around dumbstruck that Trump is our sworn in leader and Hillary  is still more often attacked for not disappearing or worse for actually breathing. Everyday something new occurs that makes me ponder if this is all one of those bad dreams you can’t wake up from. But even if that happy notion was true, the way things have been going lately, when you finally think you’re awake at the end, sadly in our story line, the boogie man kills you dead just as the credits role or who get to relive the nightmare over and over again. Well I for one hope by this time next year, this current national nightmare is over. That somehow we as a nation can get over whatever hump Donald and his minions have constructed. And whomever is President when it all shakes out, actually once again makes me proud to be an American and not embarrassed to be living in a nation that somehow put such a person in charge. Sorry, the jokes still not funny.

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Friday, December 22, 2017 

Saturday, December 02, 2017


As the Republicans tax scheme is this much closer to reality, and now that Michael Flynn has pled guilty, the question becomes does Donald’s presidency actually even last to the end of this year?

LOCK HER UP? Really? I guess not. More like, I think its time that they think about how they can apologize to Hillary Clinton and give her her proper due, if not her rightful position. Maybe now those lies that these traitors threw at her, which millions believed, that turned her into a pariah for too many citizens, which caused many of them to vote for Donald, will be seen to the world for what they really were, slanderous lies. People believed and still believe the lies told by a pack of con men who spread conspiracies and nonsense, instead of facts and real evidence that showcased what a pile of manure they were continuously spewing on a never-ending loop. The “Believe me” future President has lied his ass off, and unfortunately people believed his lies and sadly helped to elect a possible traitor that looks more and more like the monster that all the news reports showcase he apparently is.

Who’s the puppet? Well apparently the American people were. So Trump, the whole thing is fake news, hm, I think not. I’m not gonna say I told you so, but apparently the conspiracy, that the Russian’s had involvement with our election actually is real. No matter how many times Donald tells us to believe him that it isn’t. Today’s announcement proves or at least puts an end to the lie that no one in the White House had any involvement with colluding with the enemy. That the Trump campaign and worse his administration had been and still could be secretly working with Russia. Which might explain why he and his cabinet seem to be systematically destroying the infrastructure of our government. Maybe this was part of the deal Vladimir requested to assist the Trumpeters into getting into office. Unlike Hillary’s emails or her handling of Benghazi, or even the ridiculous Uranium accusations, this scandal I think can officially be called bigger than Nixon’s Watergate!  

After Al Franken’s shocking USO accusations of misbehavior exploded on the air waves, I began working on a column about all the powerful and mighty being taken down by their criminally sexist behavior. Something I honestly didn’t want to get into, but sadly it turned out that the ugly side of human nature happens to be a big part not only with our political leaders, its also effecting the giants in the world of entertainment as well. By the time Charlie Rose’s and Matt Lauer’s career was over in an afternoon I had had enough, and was finishing up my long winded argument to save Al Franken’s political future, even as a now fifth woman has reportedly come out against him, while agreeing with all the other beheadings why was I siding with Al? Why him, why save him, if everyone else has to go? Why should he be given a chance to stay, until the accusations against him are proven true or false or actually of criminal worthy punishment? That is besides of course the embarrassment of being called out for actually acting like a jerk and having to sit back and ponder if anything else in your past could also be misconstrued as a heinous act worthy of being erased out of existence. 

Well to those out there who want to lump the Senator in with even the worst pedophile, my response is, if he needs to go than all the others including our sitting President have to. Less we forget, Donald currently has 16 women accusing him of acts that shall we say aren’t presidential. That ‘Access Hollywood’ video, which he now is jokingly trying to make us believe the audio inside the bus wasn’t actually him, alone could make him force to end his administration. I ponder what’s his tipping point? So far his accusers have been mostly ignored by the media and those in power who could force his resignation. Roy Moore who's running for the Alabama Senate seat has been accused of child molestation, but sadly the inbreds in Alabama have no problems with those issues either. I guess better a child molester than a democrat. 

It is heartbreaking to ponder, who can you trust when your inspirations and role models actually turn out to be closeted gropers, rapists and worse. Now it feels like practically every man in power uses theirs to abuse people because they can. And whats worse are the numbers of victims who have come out exposing the ugly truth about people in power taking advantage of others. At least the good thing in all this if there can be anything good from such heinous acts. The pendulum has turned. Think about how many years it took for Bill Cosby’s accusers to be believed and most still don’t. Lastly on this subject, for those like Chuck Todd, who want to bring up Bill Clinton and ponder if we should look back at his Presidency because of the sexist awful things he did or was alleged to do. That if it happened now, he would have been forced to resign. Really? You want to compare events with pedophiles and rapists with a consensual relationship. Must I remind you, that Monica, if I can be so bold was an adult woman and she was in on it, she wasn’t being molested or abused. Granted the woman worked under the President as an intern, and yes he lied when he said he did not have sex with that woman. But to discuss drop kicking a former President for that crime as opposed to all the others, that all the others have done that was far worse, is simply a way to kill valuable airtime and frankly change the subject. 

So just when I was about to bang my head against the wall over the growing list of the famous and powerful, who have been outed as sexual deviants the powers-that-be have sent us all a ray of sunshine. Simply put, Michael Flynn has flipped! The end is possibly nearer for the Trump Presidency than any of us could have ever imagined. And yes, Joy Behar is right, this is a moment to jump for joy and dance with glee. Because the clock has just begun ticking on when Donald resigns or is removed from the office of President of the United States. My best guest right now is our Commander-in-chief might be out by New Years Day. 

You see the “Lock Her Up” former member of Trump’s inner circle, shook the White House to its core and probably turned the President’s face the color of pink grapefruit, when he pled guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. But before you get upset like I was while listening to the announcement that he had pled guilty to one measly charge, simply take a deep breath and let out the negativity. You see, according to the talking heads, the reason for the very low charges is because the man has cut a deal and will be spilling all of the beans he’s got on all the deplorable members of Trump’s inner circle. Of course getting just 5 years in prison as opposed to possibly decades or worse, or caving in to save his own son’s criminality might also have been good incentive for Flynn to flip. 

With his plea deal, Michael Flynn became the forth member of Donald’s inner circle to be charged in the ever growing Russian investigation. The now possible early exit of Trump from the White House began a few months back when Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulous were dragged across our television’s and revealed as people who had lied to us about their involvement with Russian operatives during the Trump campaign. Each time the next traitor came out, Trump’s ‘believe me’ speech sounded more and more like a puppet reciting lines. He or some, or all of his associates are possible actors in the crime of the century, the stealing of  America’s Democracy by a foreign nation on behalf of wannabee dictator or is that king?

Sadly even as the evidence of Trump’s crimes grow, his Republican friends in the Congress have been either ignoring the obvious, perhaps in on it themselves, or actually trying to stop or slow down the investigation long enough to get as much of their agenda passed until the bottom drops off. And as fate would have it, on the same day the lid might have been opened on discovering how high this crime takes us, the hypocrites in the Senate approved the Mitch McConnell led ramming through of Trumps tax scam. There were no hearings. There wasn't even time to read the bill for most. And get this, Lobbyists, not the Senators, were actually making changes in it up until the last minute. The democrats probably were just happy to be allowed in the room to cast their votes against it. 

At the last minute, the Democrats requested the weekend to get a chance to at least read it and decide if in fact it was a good bill like the republicans claimed. Of course the monsters in charge refused to allow it. Heinous. So now that stage two is complete, all they have to do is mesh the House and the Senates bills together, and come up with something they can pass on a straight party line vote. Hopefully for the good of our nation, that won’t be as easy as it was too jam it down the throats of the Democratic members of the Senate. Whats worse, according to what I’ve heard, and I guess now we’ll see whats actually in the final draft that was approved, there are provisions in the bill that reveal to the American people what monsters these Republicans are who voted yes after the stroke of midnight as late Friday, December 1st. turned into very early Saturday December 2nd. And once they learn the truth, and discover several provisions in it that would kill Obamacare, that would give personhood to fetuses and that would ban certain second term abortions, that had been slipped into the bill, me thinks the masses won't be quiet. At least the hope if any of this get signed into law, some of these under-handed provisions would be stricken out of the language before they actually vote for the bill that Trump eventually signs into law.  

The only good thing I see coming out of any of this is, if Trump actually has his Christmas wishes answered and signs into law his dream tax con, right afterwards the Republicans in power will wash their hands of him. Immediately they would call for his impeachment, because suddenly Trump’s Russian colluding will have too much damning evidence for even them to disbelieve. I’m hoping none of that scenario needs to happen. That with Michael Flynn’s plea deal, his departure actually occurs before the Republicans have a chance to hand him his one and only legislative victory. But even if that fantasy doesn’t occur and the bill does pass, nothing is gonna stop his one-way ticket out of the Oval Office. Donald and his minions believe in their hearts that all they need is a victory, any real achievement and everything else will disappear. That all would be forgotten in the glory of winning something… I mean anything. I can’t even remember a day now, when that dream wasn’t talked about on air as Trump’s last ditch effort to save his administration. And the way things have been looking lately that probably would be the logical next step. But I’m beginning to believe that happy ending for Trump ain’t in his future. My feelings of Trump’s departure happening sooner than any of us could have ever imagined isn’t only mine. I’ve already heard several voices on television express similar notions. Seems they agree with me, apparently once they get Trump to sign off on this legislation, all bets are off when Donald's future ends in the White House. 

In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if right after he signs it, the man steps down. Donald in the end really got what he was after anyway. The biggest score in history, except for perhaps what Putin is pulling in Moscow. As for his criminal charges and treasonous actions, as soon as he steps down for ‘whats best for our nation’, his replacement Mike Pence will last long enough in office to pardon him and rescind Gay marriage. Afterwards he will resign himself for his own lies about Mike Flynn, before being pardoned by future President Paul Ryan. That is unless once in power Paul Ryan fully reveals his stripes and scarily Donald would suddenly look acceptable as Ryan begins destroying what ever remains of Social Security and Medicare. 

Of course, I wouldn’t be surprised if sometime between now and February, instead of Trump getting the heave-ho first, its actually his god-awful Vice President. Mike Pence, the fool from Indiana, who isn’t allowed to be in the company of women because I guess either they can’t control themselves or he can’t when a woman is near, could be the next fish to fry. Pence could be the next target on the food chain, and resign or make his own plea deal, because of all of own lies in connection with Michael Flynn or possibly Jared Kushner or even Jeff Sessions’ crimes. If that happens, the question is, who gets the gig of Trump’s second Vice President. Presumedly, if we use history as the rule after former Vice President Spiro Agnew Nixon’s number two, pled no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion, and resigned his office, he was replaced by the then House Minority Leader Gerald Ford. So if Pence resigns first,  if history repeats itself again, Paul Ryan would become Vice President, and if Trump gets impeached or resigns, whomever is Paul Ryan’s replacement as Majority leader would become his Vice President.   

George Papadopoulous was the first traitor who worked for Trump who pled guilty to crimes in connection to the Russian investigation. Michael Flynn's plea deal made him the second member of Trump’s inner circle to also plead guilty. Ironically this explosive revelation only came out after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was launched because Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey. Comey was reportedly canned by Trump because he wanted him to end his investigation of then National-Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Oh, I also should mention Donald’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is reportedly the person who suggested Comey needed to get fired.    

Now not only did mister high and mighty admit that he lied to the FBI about his meetings with Russians, he also lied about his meetings with them and the Israelis on behalf of their problems with the Palestinians.  The best part for the investigation and the worst part for the Trumpeters is, it seems Flynn was taking these meetings on behalf of someone in the Trump White House during its transition into power. And that person was later revealed as the world was still reverberating from the days big announcement to be Jared Kushner of all people! Sadly for Jared, he’s already been asked under oath about these events and has swore that he never had anything to do with any of this. So apparently his crimes start with perjury just as Flynn’s were. But lets add his second criminal act. Jared Kushner has also broken what they call the Logan Act. Apparently its illegal for unauthorized citizens to negotiate with foreign governments, who have a dispute with the United States. 

Well Jared while working for daddy-in-law, was doing just that as he tried to go around the policies of the Obama Presidency, attempting to under cut its agenda. Sorry thats a no no and a criminal act. Luckily for him all the experts say Mueller would never use The Logan Act to go after him. But unhappily for him that criminal action is the least of his worries. Remember, just like Flynn, Jared has now been caught lying to the FBI. So his deal will be on the table soon, that is if it already hasn’t been offered and agreed upon. 

One last thing, ABC had reported, but than walked back part of its report, that in Mike Flynn’s plea deal he agreed to testify under oath that Donald J. Trump had directed him to meet with Russian operatives. Several news agencies afterwards, came out and said that part of the plea deal hasn’t been verified. So that could be wishful thinking or as Donald would call it fake news. But if it is true, than the end of our national nightmare could be at hand within days. If its not, get ready for riots to start occurring in the streets as the tax scam gets revealed and as the truth of the trumpeters colluding with Moscow becomes more and more a likeable impeachable offense. And unless the rights of millions more lose their constitutional rights to vote, which it seems a lot of them did during our last Presidential election, get ready for the biggest landslide in Congressional history. If that occurs and we get the return of democratic control in Congress, the swift removal of the man himself would begin, as well as anything Donald has enacted, rescinded, and done to ruin everything that made America great in the first place.

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Sunday, December 2, 2017

Sunday, November 05, 2017


So you want to sell books, just give us your soul and say goodbye to your reputation. In one big swoop Donna Brazile lost everything… accept the love of everyone who hated Hillary and wants Donald’s fleecing of America to continue.

WOW, DONNA BRAZILE, how disappointed in you am I. I wish I was in that corporate meeting, when your publishers said we need something juicy to sell your book, cause that’s the only reason I can think of for why she would come out and say that Hillary rigged the democratic primary. Seems replacing Debbie Wasserman Schultz during the Democratic National Convention wasn’t enough to sell books or get a book deal. Being a well respected voice for years in the party couldn't do it either, so Donna Brazile needed buzz to get her book the desired push to get her sales to soar and it looks like its worked.  

So Donna created a conspiracy about Hillary and most of the media is lapping it up. Chuck Todd was practically foaming at the mouth over this yesterday. As for social media, Facebook was inundated with countless number of attacks against Hillary Clinton and the DNC. I shouldn’t have been, but as usual, again, I couldn’t believe how many posts from overseas trolls I had to report and block with comments referring to something that had erupted in the same morning just hours before. It was as if the whole thing had been set up ahead of time. Hm, wonder if we need to have a congressional hearing on this too? 

Because of this promotional tour to sell her books, I wondered if Hachette, the publishing company that is printing this tale of lies was in bed with the Trumps or with Putin’s regime. Maybe the publicity director is related somehow or at least a fan of Bernie’s or the Donald’s or even Russian vodka? So I google searched the book publisher to see if any connections came up. You know like an ownership stake or something else that might throw up a red flag and a big uh-oh. But all I could find was that they’ve published numerous books on both, so at least in my fifteen minute research inquiry, nothing made me want to scream I told you so.  

I must mention I used to work at Hachette Filipacchi Médias in their magazine division decades ago, the late 1990’s and I never saw or heard of anything that would have made me get suspicious. That said, Trump Style, Donald Trump’s custom-published quarterly magazine, was distributed there in 1997 while I was doing promotional art direction for them. And yes I did create and work on a number of promotional items pitching the self congratulatory propaganda publication.  

Of course with every accusation against Hillary Clinton, it seems most can be explained away with facts and logic. Sadly this never stopped the lies from continuing, might as well just add it to the pile of conspiracies to use the next time someone wants to insult the former First Lady, New York Senator, and Secretary of State. Like all the other attacks this was no exception, as within hours of Donna Brazile’s book pitch, it turned out that the entire accusation was either her misunderstanding of what occurred or her making up events. Seems in reality, instead of buying the DNC off, taking command and demanding power, as Donna spewed, Hillary saved them. President Barach Obama, had pretty much left the DNC bankrupt and in debt to the tune of millions of dollars, and Hillary’s fund raising was what saved it from going under. 

After her bombshell was etched in the minds of everyone, the second explosion occurred making Donna Brazile sound a little like she had gotten a taste of power when taking over the DNC, and was itching to use it. Absolute power they say corrupts absolutely, well now as Donna’s book supposedly explains when Hillary was under the weather, remember she fainted, well it turns out Donna was actually contemplating replacing Hillary with Vice President Joe Biden. 

Interesting that this is the first we are hearing about it. Perhaps we should request to see Donna’s emails, lets see who she’s been saying hello to, perhaps Bernie or Donald have ben recent pen pals  Could you imagine how not only the Berniebots but the fans of Hillary would’ve reacted if this actually took place then? Well I would have been pretty pissed. 

Talk about blowing up the entire party, which seemingly it looks like she is trying to pull. I have to feel that she’s working with anyone who isn’t in the Democratic party, because the damage that it could be causing might keep Donald in the White House, even if a video of him literary in bed with Vladimir was leaked.

After spreading her tale of Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and bad behavior, which got the Berniebots upset, the Hillary’s fans angry, and the Trumpeters on cloud nine, which she hopes will turn her gossip conspiracies into a New York Times number one best seller, Donna is now talking on shows saying its her right to pitch her side of the story. I mean if Hillary can come out and pitch her side of the story, she explained, why can’t I? Lady you can pitch all you want, whatever you want, just tell the truth. Not your version of it. Especially after the contracts were shared showcasing that your interpretation of events occurred is wrong. But like General John Kelly, now a days, liars never say they misspoke, and apologize or at least set the record straight. No they just pound the table, look angry, that others dare to catch them in a lie, and still argue they are correct. 

It seems the entire Trumpeter parade of liars, keep making themselves look like fools when they constantly argue there is no evidence of Russian collusion anywhere. That the entire investigation should be scrapped, even after the first indictments have been sent out. Even after George Papadopoulos, one of their own is now wearing wires for Mueller’s investigation after he admitted his guilt in conjunction with that treasonous activity, that they all said and still say never occurred. Seems Donna stepped into a nightmare of her own making, much like the Trumpeters. The only question is, how much damage will this cause and who is gonna be the one that pays for it in the end.  

So I guess according Donna Brazile, she herself was the party’s savior and not Hillary’s fund raising. Sadly for her accusations according to the facts, without Hillary, they probably would’ve held their big DNC love fest inside the Port Authority or some other public space, they were that broke. As far I can tell, Bernie wasn’t offering anything of financial assistance except for his demands on changing the party to what he perceives is Democratic. Lady you can be as indignant as you want, just like our current commander-in-chief, but when the facts prove you’re making stuff up, its time to admit the truth as opposed to the man whose currently getting set up on his one-way ticket to a maximum security prison cell.

Apparently the years of brainwashing on the citizens of the United States by the vast right wing conspiracy and of course Fox faux news, against Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton worked. Sadly for a couple who have spent their entire adult lives doing nothing but trying to make other people’s lives better, it seems all of that great work, has been forgotten and replaced by conspiracies and lies. Like the libelous accusations thrown against the Clinton Foundation during the campaign. No matter what proof was showcased that all the accusations were political hit jobs, the Foundation were tarred and feathered. That is until the election was over, than it was never mind, go about doing your good work, we’ll go after you again when its politically necessary.   

After Donna Brazile accused Hillary Clinton of basically attempting a coup with the DNC yesterday to help pitch her book, an open letter signed by more than 100 people involved in Clinton’s White House bid was released, including chairman John Podesta and vice chairwoman Huma Abedin, who said the staffers "do not recognize the campaign" that Brazile "portrays in the book.” They were also "shocked" by her contemplating replacing Hillary Clinton. Seems Donna was drinking the kool-Aid that Trump and the Kremlin's trolls were offering,

Every time the walls start closing in on Donald, another accusation against Hillary gets thrown out. Trump’s still doing it and now it seems its the attack needed by others to sell their books. Like everything else if they throw it out against Hillary, no matter how insane, it became that days top news story. And not just on Fox faux news. Its also happens on MSNBC to a degree, and of course CNN which specializes in having the same guests on time after time who live to spread lies on behalf of a treasonous bunch of deplorable hypocrites. 

So now the former head of the DNC, has come out and is pitching a book and immediately Clinton is guilty, no questions asked. The book doesn’t even have to see print and Hillary has already been convicted of the crimes teased about in the publicity campaign. Just the teaser and people are going insane. The Trumpeters are already calling for more investigations and prison time, the Berniebots are screaming to high heaven, see they were robbed, and the television talking heads are drooling over anything that smells of a different stink than Donald’s sewage. 

As is the case with all accusations thrown at Hillary, as soon as even one tease comes out, she’s guilty until proven innocent. And even if proven innocent, the accusations stick to her as yet further proof how dirty she is. The old innocent until proven guilty, doesn’t apply for our should be President, as it seems to apply to our soon to be ex liar-in-chief. So the lovely Donna has thrown out crumbs, or crap if you prefer, for the world to eat up, and now lots of people are discussing how its not the Republicans who are in the middle of a civil war, but its actually the Democrats. 

This is happening even after Donna’s accusation had already been debunked just hours after she initially spewed it out, by the release of the contracts that Hillary Clinton’s campaign signed with the DNC in 2015. The same contract, Bernie eventually signed. The same contract that had been used for at least the last 15 years. So as usual, the media and the people are being fooled by nonsense, by conspiracy, by gossip. At the same time the Russian investigation seems to actually be getting good and juicy, while the Republicans keeping pushing that there is nothing there. 

So what are the Trumpeters and Fox reporting on, not their President, or his problems, no need to defend him when we’ve got a new Hillary scandal to pile on to the other ones that they keep trotting out. Even after it was already debunked almost immediately, lets disregard the fact and spin it for all its worth. See it worked with Benghazi. See it worked with Hillary's damned emails. Well I for one am not gonna be blinded by lies. 

Every time something comes out, and I am talking decades now, that makes Hillary look bad, my heart sinks. Perhaps the lies against her aren’t lies but facts this time, and Hillary is who they describe her to be. I have to be honest, sometimes my faith in her gets shaken. But every time, and I mean every time, those lies always turn out to be just that, lies. Usually easily explained away, like the current uranium accusations. Somehow all of these lies, helped to taint a great human being. Helped make Donald Trump our President. And still the media, buys into the lies. Even as most are reporting on the walls closing in on Donald, they still believe the lies on Hillary. Even after what we've just lived through, how sad. Apparently the media heads haven't learned the lessons that they need to learn. One would think having the Presidency stolen, by traitors and a foreign government, would be enough to finally end the never ending attacks on Hillary Clinton. But no, seems, no matter what, she's going to be used as a pawn in some evil game. I just hope in the end, all those who have tried to destroy her, get what they deserve, and that  even goes for a former associate of the Democratic Presidential nominee.

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Sunday, November 5, 2017 

Monday, October 30, 2017


Turns out its ain’t fake news, as at least one member of Donald’s campaign played treasonous games with Russia by colluding against Hillary, and boy are they trying to change the subject

SO YOU PLAY WITH FIRE… seems at least one of Donald Trump’s minions did play treasonous games with Kremlin ties. George Papadopoulos, a Trump Campaign Adviser, pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI. In other words he lied to the Feds they figured it out and they weren’t happy about it. George has worked for Trump’s campaign from March 2016 as a Foreign Policy Advisor, and corresponded with an “overseas professor” with Russian connections, seeking “dirt” on Hillary. Something we have discovered happened on a number of occasions with several different people in Trumps inner circle. Most importantly Papadopoulos also admitted to impeding the FBI investigation into Russia. One interesting note about George, before Trump’s campaign he also advised Ben Carson on his failed attempt at becoming the stupidest man to ever become President.  

It is possible as White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed during today’s White House briefing, that George Papadopoulos was doing this on his own and had nothing to do with Trump’s campaign or his presidency. I should give them the benefit of the doubt, right? But since there are too many blinded sheep who do, I shouldn't make comments like that. Too many talking heads spew out the same talking points, arguing their versions that don’t relate in any way to the facts and reality, and the obvious connect the dots conclusions that Donald and his pals are crooked from their heads to their toes.

The Trumpeters keep pushing the line in the sand for Donald. Each time they explain away his probable treasonous activities, those criminal actions get shouted out by yet another attack against Hillary Clinton. I keep saying that, hello, she lost, remember she was expected to win, if she had ‘cheated’ she failed miserably. Yet, they keep pitching that she was the one who was the crook, who should get locked up and put to death! So now we’ve got the latest attack against her, the Steele dossier. This treasure trove of allegations against Donald so far all proven accurate, was initially funded by anti-Trump Republicans looking for a way to drop kick the orange faced interloper out of the campaign. 

Somehow, Marc Elias, a general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign got wind of this and hired the private research firm, Fusion GPS, in the spring of 2016 to do ‘opposition research’ on Donald Trump’s campaign ties with Russian operatives, which the Clinton campaign supposedly paid for. Now the Trumpeters are saying this is her smoking gun. This proves Hillary colluded with Russia and not Donald. Seriously? As Joy Reid on her MSNBC show, Morning Joy, beautifully slapped down, that conspiracy theory is a big fat crock. But I must say, the more they pitch this one, the better they are at making it sound almost real. Today one of the Republican talking heads on MSNBC made their argument sound way too plausible. Meaning, the sheep will believe this bogus lie and until the democrats win back the majority, removing Trump from office ain’t gonna be as easy as it should be even if everything turns out to be true.

What cracks me up, as all of this horrible news against the Trump administration comes out, they keep trying to make this about Hillary. Shouting to the heavens that there is nothing there. That there is still is no collusion, that nothing has been proven, even after the first deplorables goes down and starts spilling the beans. What, are they gonna say now that he’s pled guilty, he’s not believable? See he colluded, why trust him. He’s the bad man, not us, we're the victims. 

The fat man in the White House lied and its now official. Donald Trump has repeatedly told us and tweeted that no one in his campaign had any connections to Russia. Oops. Even after months and months of hearing that his minions had secret forgettable meetings, they denied it. Even after all of the phone calls that none of them thought were important enough to mention during their White House interviews, they called it fake news. Even after the never ending stream of interesting coincidental events were uncovered, when it felt like at any second Putin would come out and admit the truth and dare us puny Americans to do anything about it, they persisted that the real conspiracy was Hillary and not theirs. 

Until this morning, nothing has really touched his royal cheeto, and his insane never ending tweet storms arguing his innocence, might have had a thread of truth to them. But everything changed early Monday morning when a ‘volunteer’ of Trump’s campaign, as the Trumpeters are calling him, pled guilty in a deal which will probably implicate many or all associates of our should-not-be President. Or should I write our soon to be used-to-be commander in chief. Finally after months and months of teasing us, the first real brick in Donald’s prison cell was laid. In decades to come the name of George Papadopoulos, will now be discussed in the same way as the infamous names of the Watergate scandal, John Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, Ron Ziegler, John Dean and John Mitchell. 

So a man who worked for the Trump campaign, an advisor, an insider, was indicted and pled guilty to all the charges against him. Seems that tall tale by Trump that nobody in his campaign was colluding with Russia has been blown out the water. Donald was either wrong or simply telling us another lie in his endless stream of false statements. Now we have at least one of Trump’s small circle of friends admitting they attempted to cheat with Russia to help Hillary Clinton lose, so why isn’t this the top story in the land? Shouldn’t it be? Isn’t this like historically bad for the sitting President? Imagine if Hillary or Barack had done this? Apparently the “fake news” that Donald screams about, at least in this case is real. Shouldn’t that shatter Trump’s charade, and finally force even his enablers to run for the hills, try to make a deal or finally come out and take their leader down? 

Plus according to reports in the George Papadopoulos’ case, three other unnamed members of Trump’s crack campaign staff also played games with Russia. These traitors names were kept off the charges to put the Trumpeters on notice. Robert Mueller’s team knows who you are, so traitors, you better come in and make a deal or you will be paying for it for a good long time. Now no one can say, that Russia didn’t try to play with our democracy and our election without being called out as a liar. Not even Donald Trump.  

If that wasn’t enough to make any believers that this treasonous act actually occurred smile for the first time in months, part two of Monday’s bombshell was launched. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates, both surrended this morning to the FBI after being indicted for money laundering and bank fraud. 

While these charges aren’t seemingly connected with the Russia investigation or Trump’s campaign or presidency, the investigation has uncovered crimes that could put both of these former Trump advisers into prison for decades to come. Which gives Robert Mueller a way to go after these two crooks which might give him something to work with against them to maybe get them to give up the ghost. And by ghost I mean Donald Trump of course. I ask you, what would you give to spare yourself decades in prison? How much of your soul are you willing to sacrifice for the Donald? Its not as if your reputation will ever be clean again. These two, can each spend the rest of their lives as Trump’s Oliver North twins. 

We have finally reached that time, for all Trumpeters to have to a good look at themselves in the mirror and decide if the jig is up and maybe they should make a deal with Robert Mueller’s investigation, if not with the Congressional hearings that are still on going. Perhaps its time for the Trumpeters to jump the sinking ship and stop believing the talking heads on Fox faux news, before one by one they each are offered the same opportunity that George Papadopoulos was offered.  

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Monday, October 30, 2017 

Saturday, October 21, 2017


So was this the ‘calm before the storm’ Donald was talking about or has the storm already hit? People are dying, California’s on fire, Puerto Rico’s under water or out of it, and all Trump does is tweet, lie, pitch fear, and play golf

WHERE DO YOU START? Poor Donald Trump, October 2017 just doesn’t want to end. As we enter the last quarter of his first year as President, it appears the wheels are coming off his presidency. What is becoming obvious to most people, even those on Fox faux news, the man, our President, isn’t up to the job he’s currently ruining. The longer he’s in power, the worse it appears to be getting and now his actions are having deadly consequences. In a month which began with Trump unbelievably taking a stand against contraception, which transitioned into actions against the gay community, which occurred only weeks after he tried to ban transgenders being in the military. This added to the nightmare he caused himself when he apparently approved of a white supremacist, whose rally caused the death of an innocent woman. 

Mind you, this was happening at the same time Donald according to Donald, was conquering the hurricanes which had destroyed Puerto Rico. If you ask Trump the disaster is over. His handling of the crisis, is the best handling of any disaster ever, probably up there with Noah. Disregarding the reality of the moment, you know people are dying. Most still don’t have drinkable water. According to reports its actually getting worse, not better. Now the citizens of Puerto Rico also have to worry about diseases kicking in, because without options, the citizens are forced to drink the contaminated or worse water. 

Seemingly this health crisis, which is already being called a “disease outbreak” could have been averted before it even got started, but its very creation was caused by Trump’s inept handling of the aftermaths of not one but two huge unprecedented hurricanes, Maria and than Irma. This now exploding health crisis, has yet to even be mentioned by Trump, luckily we lost his Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Price for being a crook, but sadly it appears those currently running it are following the whims of a madman who seems to hate the people of Puerto Rico by the way he deals with the few he meets. 

Not surprisingly, according to our cheeto-in-chief, he rates his handling of the disaster as a “10 out of 10” claiming that they actually had people on the ground in Puerto Rico even before the hurricane happened. What were they doing I wonder, trying to change a few minds that global warming had nothing to do with causing our current extraordinary hurricane season? That this was Obama’s fault, or anyone else’s but his own incompetence. When I heard Trumps comment, it only made me see the man as he should be seen, a lunatic. A person so totally out of his league its driving him loony. The man has to be delusional, there is no other explanation. Otherwise please, someone, anyone, explain to me how anyone in their right mind would throw out the interpretation of the job he’s done so far? Well this my impression of his performance in regards to Puerto Rico so far. He finally showed up, way too late, and threw out a few rolls of paper towel. Donald made a few speeches that some how made things actually worse. Then had a twitter spat with a woman, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the Mayor of San Juan, whose been practically begging anyone for any help, and kept golfing on the people’s dime. Caring more about how people saw his handling of the event than worrying about the people that were being effected by it. That were dying because of his ineptitude.

With all that to demonstrate what a ignoramus he is, now we’ve discovered that one of Trumps first decisions, in Niger, which might have caused the deaths of four Americans, could turn out to be his very own Benghazi. Seems, Donald’s lack of common human decency in paying respect to the relatives of our dead soldiers, could be yet another self-inflicted wound. Apparently all of the crap Trump has pulled over the last several months or is that decades, is finally hitting the wrong people, the wrong way. Even his biggest followers are now looking at Trump’s behavior as maybe going just a bit too far even for them to accept. Dissing the parents of fallen soldiers, ain’t looked at in a swell way even by the blindest of sheep. This lack of respect, this lack of common human compassion, combined with this attack on another black woman has hit a lot of people the wrong way. Calling out a congresswoman as a liar, when the world can see your lie for what it is, doesn’t earn anyone points. No matter how many ways you spin it, no matter who you send to do the lying for you.

The irony of this whole thing is, Trump’s disregard for the truth and decency may now take down his White House Chief of Staff. That’s right, another Trump disciple might be getting the boot for lying on his behalf. John Kelly, the man who was supposed to keep Donald on a leash, save him from himself and save us from him, came out in defense of the liar and in so doing, lied himself in the process. You tell me, what are you supposed to do when you discover the people running our nation who are supposed to be the gate keepers are also a pack of liars?

What struck me as astounding afterwards, during the daily White House briefings, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was questioned about Kelly’s obvious lie or false recollection of the event, instead of letting it go as a misunderstanding, she double downed on it. Actually saying she had seen it and agreed with him, but when pressed, and backed into a corner, she threw out that it had happened at another event where Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) has supposedly spoke. Pretty much trying to revise the lie to continue the smear campaign. When queried about this new info, she pretty much shut down the question and answer section of the program. Giving us an interesting dilemma, Kelly, calling Rep. Frederica Wilson a liar, attacking her unjustly and almost instantly being showcased as the liar that he has now been revealed to be is pretty eye opening. Listening to his attack on her made her sound like a partisan monster. His commentary seemed to have been rehearsed making it seem fake and another lie by a Trumpeter. The problem being is, almost as soon as words spread like the fires in Northern California are currently doing, a video emerged revealing Kelly’s attack as what every other attack by a Trumpeter is. A bold faced lie. 

I like most Americans, only had his word on what she had uttered. As a person whose made his career supposedly striving for good, for our nation, for the truth, one would hope the words he’s sworn to uphold for decades would mean something. But with one, well now two press conferences, all of that faith and trust has been blown into smithereens.  He has been showcased to be simply a tool for a lying fool. Lets hope, once Kelly realizes that he has been revealed to be a liar, he would do the right thing and resign. But, if your President lies repeatedly and gets away with it, and his cabinet all seem to lie on his behalf at an alarming pace, why should his White House Chief of Staff resign for lying too? I can already hear the talking heads using the fact that he’s supposedly saving us all from Donald’s worse demons. Like with everything else, the bar will be shifted even further lower, till the bar kills all of us in the end.

Sadly we’ve become accustomed to the Trumpeters never apologizing or owning up to any of their own mistakes or lies. They always do their best to deflect, attack, malign, and destroy anyone who dares question their decisions. It sounds like the old Soviet Empire and the KGB. Now Rep. Frederica Wilson has been added to the list of their victims. It doesn’t hurt that she’s a woman, an African American woman no less, and a Democrat in Congress, a triple threat against their quest for whatever version of America they long for. One I know I do not ever want to live in.

Now it turns out that this military mission that four American soldier’s died doing, much like Benghazi is very swiftly turning into a story for people on both sides of the political spectrum to use. The question is will it turn into a nightmare for Trump as it did to Hillary Clinton or will he get away with yet another thing others never could? As is the way with the Republicans, they find anything that they think could cause damage to their enemies, no matter how insignificant, no matter even if its real or imagined. They transform it into the worse thing since Adolf Hitler, and than they ram it in, 24/7 non-stop until it turns into a weapon that can even take down the most qualified person ever to run for president. I remember when the Benghazi conspiracy began, a few crackpots discussed it online, then on Fox faux news, and then it spread like a cancer. Any voices out there trying to call the Benghazi conspiracy what it was, a witch hunt, didn’t matter or weren’t believed. What was once speculation became fact, even after the accusations were all debunked. 

In Republican land, it doesn’t matter if the facts prove the conspiracies false. Actually the proof that they are wrong, seemingly justifies their insane theories. Somehow a tragedy that should have been used as a teaching lesson, as Hillary Clinton tried to explain during her 11 hour ordeal in front of Congress. Sadly this tragedy, was turned into a political albatross against her. As if she single handily had killed the four victims, and people’s opinion of her was warped possibly for good. The lack of funds cut by the Republicans for the embassy’s was never acknowledged as was her own warnings that things could go wrong because of their budgetary cuts. Their scheme had worked. They turned the most loved and respected woman in history into a ugly hateful harpy. So what happens now? It will be interesting to see how the media handles this. Have they learned any lessons from the election? Will the Trumpeters get another pass or will Donald be blamed for the tragedy like Hillary was with Benghazi? Or will one of his minions take the sword for his sins or like with every thing that goes wrong will he blame the whole thing on President Barack Obama?  

According to an amazing in depth report by Rachel Maddow on The Rachel Maddow Show, she showcased how the deaths of the four American soldiers, somehow connected to Trump’s decision to put the nation of Chad on his Muslim travel ban. I must note people out there are debunking this theory of hers, but as usual with her pieces, one ends them pretty much having all your questions answered and all the T’s crossed. Rachel explained that when Chad discovered they had been added to the list of nations banned, nobody could understand why, it didn’t make sense then or now. Seems they have been one of our strongest allies in the war against ISIS and Boko Haram. So when Trump added them to the ban, Chad didn’t appreciate it and decided to leave the battlefield on Niger. You don’t want us, buh bye. 

Well in the craziness of their exodus, the four American soldiers died and the questions are only now beginning. Why has no one said anything about this military operation? At least in the case of Benghazi, there was a video that the Republicans could use against Hillary and the democrats in power, so far with this tragedy, nothing has come out. Why has the President kept this quiet until his dreadful announcement? Why so much silence? What went wrong? What happened to cause the last soldier to be found a few days after the first three? As Rachel Maddow expressed, whats wrong with this picture, and why is Donald or his Trumpeters keeping so tight lipped? Why did they add Chad in the first place to the banned list? Was it political, was it strategic? Was it simply human error or worse negligence when they made a decision without discussing the ramifications of the soldiers sent into battle. Oh and about that battle, why were we even there anyway? Why are Americans dying and nobody wants to talk about it? Transparency in government, not on Trump’s watch, we just have to believe him. Why is everything this President does not allowed to be questioned by any one? The more entrenched the Trumpeters get, the more of a dictatorship they appear to want us to act like we are living in.  

As this month progressed, Trump signed one executive action after the other, seemingly putting the nail into the coffins of Obamacare, contraception, and transgender service in the military. Along with a countless number of other items that his base wants and needs to be satiated, he even got around decertifying the Iran deal. But with each successive executive action, its becoming clearer, at least to me, that these announcements, these publicity stunts are simply a joke. Not that we should laugh at what he wants and what he pitches or is that preaches as law, because as soon as he signs his John Hancock in front of a pack of drooling, snivelling lap dogs, according to him its the law of the land. Like when he celebrated on the steps of Capital Hill when the House passed their repeal of Obamacare, even though it was just step one in an as yet unfinished victory.

Yes, we should scream and shout to the highest heavens against everything he proposes, but the reason we should laugh out loud is for the most part its all for show. It doesn’t mean diddly, because these items on his wish list that he keeps trotting out, will never get enacted or better never ever get the funding from Congress that they would need to work. Of course there will be a lot of screaming from both sides on this, and lots of people will lose lots of sleep over it, but in the end, most of what the monster’s in Trumps closet desire will never see the light of day. Sadly, the problem is even if most of the crap gets stopped, if you throw enough out there, some of it will stick, and too many people will get hurt by the whims of a madman. 

Sadly I’ve given up thinking anything will wake up his followers to the madness that he has put us through. I only hope when his tenure has finally ended, the damage that he has afflicted upon our nation and the world will not be that difficult to pick up after. Lets hope if we make it to the next election campaign, it won’t be effected by Russian involvement in Donald’s favor, and the people now awoken to what Donald has done since his swearing in will now make amends and help elect a democratic majority back into Congress and then the Impeachment proceedings can begin.   

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Sat., Oct. 21, 2017 

Saturday, September 30, 2017


Now get this hypocrisy, remember Hillary emails, I know she was bad, well seems her biggest accusers are actually secretly doing it while running our nation… oops 

WELCOME BACK HILLARY CLINTON! Eight months later the should be President looks younger and more Presidential than she did during the campaign. Funny having her crown stolen from her has loosened her reigns, again showcasing what the rest of us lost when our current national nightmare began. Sadly however, just as before the horrible realization that America’s first woman President wasn’t to be, it appears every one on television and in the media wants Hillary Rodham Clinton to just go away. How dare she write a book about what happened? Who would want to hear her side of the story? Seemingly they attack her because she even has the audacity to still exist in our world. It is seriously infuriating how much this talking point is pushed, especially by those who are supposed to be the liberal media. I expect it on Fox, not on places on CNN and MSNBC.

Of course all that negativity against Hillary Clinton, neglects the majority of the people who actually voted for her. You know the almost 66 million, who like myself still wake up every day wishing the election never happened. If I understand these professional know-it-all’s, we are supposed to be the new silent majority in this upside down world we currently live in. Hillary lost, they’ve won, and if you don’t like it you can leave. Worse we’ve got the monstrous trolls on social media who apparently drunk with their victory, have only double-downed on their attacks against our democracy. Well I wasn’t listening to the Berniebots or the trolls during the campaign, and I’m still not listening to them. 

As a person whose still heartbroken over Hillary Clinton’s loss, and obviously our nations, one of my wishes since election day has been that she wouldn’t have been the grown up in the room. At least in this one instance, the invasion of our democracy. Remember she was the one who warned us all about Russia invading our election in the first place. As with everything with Trump what ever he attacks others with, we discover sadly too late that he’s actually the one doing the criminal activities. Who could forget the number of times he went off on our election system being rigged… and now with all the revelations, perhaps he was the one who was in on the rigging too or at least the beneficiary of those who were fixing the game?

But instead of doing what Donald would have done and gone insane over the stealing of his presidency, while licking her wounds, Hillary Clinton was busy trying to figure out how all of this craziness had caused her to lose the presidency to a blustering fool. How she did everything right, was the perfect candidate, the most qualified and still got screwed out of her victory. I totally understand her needing to just get away and see the bigger picture. Clear her head of all the noise. I mean, this woman was punched in the gut. I know I’m sick to my stomach, could you imagine it from her end? Much like Al Gore, who gave up during his campaign for the good of the nation, and allowed George Walker Bush to become what was then the worst President who ever lived, HIllary believes in our system of government. She was the good soldier, by going quietly into the night, as she was after losing the primary to the future president, Barack Obama. 

And now that Hillary's book is finished and enough time has passed, and sadly what she warned us about has all turned out to be happening, Hillary has come out to showcase what we've been missing. This is definitely the proper time for her to return and be speaking out. Who better to tell us what we need to hear. She has also come out and said that running for office, that part her life is done. Wanting to end all speculation here and now. But happily for all of us, she won’t be disappearing and would be using her intelligence, experience, and influence to better the world. So, simply put, nothing has really changed. Except of course, everything.

Well this past week comments taken out of context by the former First Lady had people all a flutter that she might actually fight for her stolen presidency. This all began innocently after Hillary was questioned during an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air by Terry Gross. They were discussing the legitimacy of the election, and she was queried about would she completely rule out questioning the election? In other words would she fight for her rightful title as President if it turned out all to be true. Her response was “No, I wouldn’t rule it out.” Well, immediately the talking heads went crazy. Yes, finally Hillary would say enough is enough, I am the real President. When I read one of the posts about this I honestly got a little giddy inside. But this momentary excitement, I felt as social media tried to turn it into yet another conspiracy sadly was taken way too far. Of course the Republicans heard that to mean, she’s running again in 2020. Time to demonize her some more. Lets ignore the elephant in the room, and yes I’m discussing the fat slob who spends all his time playing golf or tweeting, as opposed to actually doing his job.

Before we go onto other important subjects, one last thing about Hillary, remember those damned emails that Donald and his Trumpeters continuously attacked her for. Transforming her into a pariah and turning the election upside down. Well apparently Donald’s entire cast of characters, has decided to spit into the face of the millions who they brainwashed into believing Hillary’s emails was the biggest crime that ever existed. Even after the FBI came out and said there was nothing there, they still were chanting, “lock her up” at every opportunity. Even after General Flynn’s resignation and it turned out he was pretty much the Oliver North of this political event, they believed his lies and still use his chant. Somehow it turns out that if you’re a Trumpeter you are allowed to have a private email account. Let me repeat that, these monsters are doing what Hillary did, after bitching about her crimes forever.  

They spent months turning her emails, her use of a private server into a treasonous act that should have canceled out her candidacy and better yet put her to death. They railed against her on Fox faux news ratcheting up her actions as the worse political move since Watergate. So as usual we discover that the loudest voices in this attack against Hillary Clinton are turning out to be even bigger hypocrites than even any of us could have imagined. Currently it has been reported that six members including Jared and Ivanka, of Trumps inner circle have been doing this since they took over capital hill. 

I am happy to report that for once, because of this shocking bombshell, the White House is supposedly looking into it. Yeah democracy! But I’m sorry, is there anyone out there not brainwashed who actually believes we can trust them to investigate themselves? Somehow I have the feeling that their report will come out and they will tell us that nothing was illegal here. Except for the elephant in the room, why were none of these private email addresses, disclosed? Much like their amnesia with the Russian’s secret meetings and forgotten phone calls, and the rest we have yet to learn about, we are supposed to believe these are totally nothing burgers. After all the lies and false statements, if they think this time anyone believes them, that none of the emails were smoking guns, they are crazier than any of us fathom.

Oh, I almost forgot the other big news about trolls on our social networks. Get this, its occurring on Twitter as well. Seems this social network has also joined into this trolling game that Vladimir Putin pulled on our Democracy, as they apparently did on Germany and France as well. Sadly just like Facebook, Twitter has been surely lacking in their responsibilities in regards to foreigners sharing propaganda and lies. Seems their profit margin was more important than our nations democracy. And offering up evidence and the truth in all this just like with Facebook is something that only occurs when threatened with legal repercussions. Seems our social networks have been weaponized by the Russians as their greatest threat to our world. Who needs nuclear warheads when you’ve got trolls to plant the seeds of descent. Screw North Korea and their possible hydrogen bombs, we are currently under assault by an enemy of our nation. The only person who says he doesn’t believe it currently sits in the Oval office. This game of patty cake the leaders of North Korea and the United States are playing on Twitter is just deflection to hide Trumps collusion with the Russian leader, maybe North Korea is in on it? Why not? What if on one of Jared’s emails on his personal account, that have just been discovered, its revealed that any of this Nuclear nightmare scenario they are playing with our heads currently was plotted in advance?

It is amazing with all of the other stuff thats now coming out that Mark Zuckerberg finally admits Russia played games with our lives on his social network. Finally coming out to say that yes, it was a bigger problem that he had mentioned or admitted to before. Perhaps he has a lot of information that he needs to share and share fast. Like does anyone in Trump’s inner circle have a connection with any or all of these troll farms. Putin’s trolls paid lots of money to be allowed to place a ton of ads on it. Of course these ads they paid for could have been pitching vodka, but did you see anything remotely to do with their alcoholic beverages? No? Me neither. Instead, what I was deluged with and still continue to see are obnoxious, ugly attacks against Hillary, against those attacking Bernie, and all those who go after Trump. Whenever someone comes out and goes after them, instantly my feed is swamped by a multitude of attacks by those who all apparently live in Macedonia. Sadly a lot of these disgusting attacks are shared by people who showcase the Confederate Flag, their love of guns and Jesus and their hatred of anyone who isn’t white on their home pages. These patriots love our nation to the point that they would kill for it, yet haven’t a clue or simply don’t care that the crap they are sharing are lies spewed to them by Russian trolls. 

Now one last thing about this troll problem. The other day, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s briefing was attacked by a group of loud obnoxious protestors who decided to disrupt whatever she was gonna be pitching. What appeared to be Dreamers protesting being used as pawns by our political leaders could actually be undercover trolls. Initially when this story hit the airwaves everyone went off on the protesters, including me. I just couldn’t fathom how or why anyone would attack someone who had just possibly negotiated with Chuck and Donald a way to keep all of them in the country. Eventually maybe giving them legal status. I was gonna call them ungrateful fools, until I discovered online that these supposed Dreamers had been trolled into becoming a rowdy mob. So were the people who attacked Nancy being used as negotiating pawns in this inhuman game the haters play or were they actually biting the hand that feeds them? Possibly ruining their chances forever of ever becoming legal constituents. 

With all the trolling we’ve witnessed, who knows what to believe. Which is why the situation is so scary. I must add, I actually find it easier to believe that trolls did do this. Attacking Nancy Pelosi doesn’t sound like a wise move, and disregarding what the Trumpeters like to say, these Dreamers are pretty intelligent. Making me think that yes, the fools protesting were trolls. I just hope that their attempt at getting publicity doesn’t derail the hopes of the real Dreamers out there. Of course knowing Nancy Pelosi, she won’t suddenly drop the Dreamers like a Donald Trump instant tantrum. No she would never do that. Instead she will chalk it up to civil disobedience, possibly request a hearing on the trolling of the Dreamers and continue doing her best to help people in our nation.

Now onto the Republicans latest attempt at killing off Obamacare. Happily it failed just as badly as its predecessor. The best part of their latest indefensible attempt, the bastards pulled the bill even before they voted on it. Saving millions the torment of having to go through yet another torture session. The few Republicans that were needed to say no, thankfully announced again that no way they could put their names on this monstrosity. So to avoid even more embarrassment, they’ve decided to wait and try this again sometime soon. 

But even before recent attempt has gone up in flames, the now former Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price, had been doing his best to destroy it from within by ordering things like shutting off opportunities to sign up for Obamacare. Even cutting funding to advertise the program by 90%. I jumped the gun when I used the word, former. If its Friday in Washington, it means, another Trump cabinet member kicks the bucket. Tom Price, yes the person I just was mentioning has stepped down. The former Senator, who screamed to high heaven during the previous administration against excessive spending on taxpayers money has just announced his resignation from his job of destroying our nations healthcare, because of his own piggish behavior. Oops, he was bad and doesn’t want to be in the way.

What is it about the Trumpeters and chartering flights on the dime of the American people? Do they think we are stupid? Is it since others are doing it, why can't they? Are they simply following the lead of the Trumps or are they just greedy SOBs who can’t help themselves? Seems that the same people who have screamed about budgets and cutting the deficits and tax cuts, are the one who are ripping us all off for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Is it necessary to remind you, all of these criminals are wealthy and could easily afford the cost of the tickets.  

Every day a new name gets added to the list of possible criminal defendants. Now its revealed that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and several staffers had done it. This of course follows of the footsteps of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and of course Tom Price. Between vacations, lunches with family members, honeymoons and other personal journeys, these hypocrites act like they are allowed to do this. Hm, Mr. President, your swamp, we’re drowning in it. Happily at least one of them paid a price for his obnoxious behavior. Wondering if his actions will extend to prison time and if his punishments will befall any or all of the others associated with this criminality. 

Lastly, and maybe most importantly I have to discuss Donald and his issues with race and a little place on Earth called Puerto Rico. I know we don’t know whats in his heart. So we don’t know if his expressions of bigotry are political moves or his real inner feelings. But while scaring the world with thoughts of nuclear war with North Korea, Trump has again racheted up the racial tensions in our nation. By first discussing with African leaders who were gathered for a lunch at the U.N. that he’s in awe of all the continent’s “tremendous business potential.” Sounding more like a slave trader and seriously making my skin crawl, Trump discussed his many friends who go to their African countries to get rich. Does the white man in orange face paint not see what’s wrong with this? Is he oblivious, obnoxious or simply dead from the neck up?

Last weekend, the world was confronted by Trump’s latest twitter bombs. When he went off for no reason on Stephen Curry for being rude and not accepting his invite to the White House. This occurred the day after his latest attack on former NFL quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, which then expanded to all the rest of the NFL players during a campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama. Turning Kaepernick's protest against murdering police officers into an attack against patriotism and dissing our American flag.  Besides the obvious WTF, why this at this time. Remember a certain island, which is part of the United States had just gotten decimated by not one but two hurricanes? Why the Hell were we confronted by numerous rants on football players and a total dismissal of what was occurring to our fellow Americans? 

Apparently if you’re a black athlete and you want to work in professional sports, you aren’t allowed to have opinions. You should just be happy to work for the white man. You should be ecstatic to have your bodies and brains smashed in, till by the age of 40 or younger you are lucky to still be walking up right without drooling. It seems only members of the white Supremacists are now allowed to protest about their rights. So instead of turning presidential and helping the stranded citizens of Puerto Rico, Trump spent days double downing on the attack of citizens who disrespect our National anthem. 

But what has made the situation even been worse in Puerto Rico, is when he has spoken about his handling of the humanitarian crisis he seems to be discussing an entirely different event. Apparently he’s trying to tell us what a great job he’s doing. Practically calling for a parade. He claims in fact he’s being praised by many people for his fantastic work. That they are amazed at how he’s handling the worse crisis in our nations history. This of course goes against every report we’ve heard. Every video we’ve seen. The reality of the situation is and the big question we have to ask. Are the unnecessary deaths occurring in Puerto Rico, because of the presidents lack of competence, or perhaps his racist tendencies? Sorry, it had to be asked.  What gets me so angry is we’ve got thousands, hundreds of thousands of people living on borrowed time and our President is trying to lie his way through another crisis. He wants us to believe everything couldn’t be better cause the loses aren’t so bad.  

Yesterday, the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, who had heard enough of the lies Donald was throwing. Sorry, somethings can't be defended or worse used to congratulate themselves as Trump is doing. Slapping himself on the back as if he just discovered the cure for polio. Well on his latest weekly weekend getaway on taxpayers money, Trump showcased how really low he could go by going off on the Mayor on twitter with a series of tweets that are too offensive to quote. The Mayor was practically begging for aid, simply telling us what her people were living through. Yes, she called out the people not on the ground, who were lying in their ivory towers, saying things that were utterly laughable. But everything she said rang true, and give the woman a break she probably hasn't slept in days. 

Donald, being the bastard that he is, took that as a personal attack and attacked back. Suffice it to say the man is garbage. Honestly these tweets, his handling of this nightmare, could be the thing that snaps the sheep into consciousness. That is unless, those sheep are as racist as he is. Sadly with what we’ve seen so far, I have to believe that these Puerto Ricans that are living through the worse times of their lives, Trump's pathetic rescues would have been handled a lot quicker and more professional if the island was filled with people with a lot whiter skin. 

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Saturday, Sept 30, 2017