Tuesday, January 23, 2018


After hundreds of thousands marched against Trump, seems a year with Donald hasn’t made it better. I guess now we will see if Chuck’s gamble proves he’s the real dealmaker in Washington that Trump kept telling everybody he was.

VLADIMIR MUST BE ONE HAPPY PUPPET MASTER… seems the games he’s played to help elect Donald J. Trump is working out better than he possibly ever conceived. Putin may not have had those nasty adoption sanctions weakened… Sorry, couldn’t resist. We all know by now, that the something burger of the forgotten meetings and assorted phone calls had nothing to do with kids, and everything to do with selling our nation off to the rich pals of the President of Russia. That is unless you can’t get your head out of the Fox faux news world of alternate reality lies that they keep coming up with. 

It is really something listening to the Republicans spin their attacks on the Democrats for causing the shutdown over “illegal immigrants” as they like to call the Dreamers. How simply despicable they are, throwing bread crumbs for months that they were willing to discuss and negotiate. Giving the dreamers real hope a deal could be forged and Sir Orangeness could actually sign it into law. But of course, each time we hear about lots of talk, seemingly good vibes, and positive talking points by those political leaders involved nothing ever comes of it. In the end they always pull away, or Mitch or Paul won’t ever put it up for a vote. Trump made The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) an issue when he rescinded President Barack Obama’s executive action. The Republicans using The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as a carrot throwing it in at the end, but still refusing to add DACA into the deal which caused the Democrats and several Republicans to vote no to keeping the lights on. 

Giving the Democrats an awful choice. Having to take a stand, and for once showcase they do have a spine or give in. Be “good”American patriots, and just go along with the charade that a few crumbs would come the Democrats and the people’s way if they just bowed down and blew the orange faced doofus in charge. Sadly whenever one of these votes or initiatives occur and the Dreamers get pushed aside, some blame the Democrats for not succeeding. When if it wasn’t for them, they wouldn’t even have a voice. I can’t blame them, we are discussing their very lives, but be careful how you attack the very people who are trying to help. Hopefully this decision to side with the children of foreign born visitors who walked the shores of the United States, won’t give Trump the thing he needed to jolt the electorate to his side of his new world order. 

For a man, Vladimir’s Donny, who only a few days back spoke of his love for these dreamers, it is really eye-opening to realize that this imposter of a President, would utter such words when in his heart he never believed a thing he said. Not that many of us thought what he was saying was nothing more than bull and all he was doing was just putting on a show for the masses. If you can describe all the months of in your face white supremacy talking points, or the badly veiled racist commentary as just asides and not proof that Trump was a bigoted douche bag. But if you consider at the same time our political leaders were trying to hammer out a budget deal, which includes immigration decisions and most importantly of course the DACA recipients, it is pretty I should say timely for Trump to have been quoted calling African countries and other foreign lands with predominately non-white citizens as sh*thouses. 

Remember that big 90 minute television reality event, when he had what 20 members of the Congress sit around him pitching ideas? The Trumpeters trying desperately to showcase Donald’s mind hadn’t completely slipped away. Remember how he agreed with any and all suggestions thrown at him? I distinctly remember our President, well not mine, responded and made a big point that he would sign off on anything that came to his desk. Even if he wasn’t happy about it, no questions asked. Sadly with Mr. Jello as Chuck has categorized his way of deal making, Donald has showcased on too many occasions that he seems to have completely forgotten his own words. But that’s okay, he’ll come up with something new tomorrow and the day after that, and the day after that. Each time the question is put to him, he keeps denying straight faced that he had ever said the words in the first place even if its on tape or on audio. Consistency isn’t his middle name.  

So the Democrats now should have a definite political talking point they can run on. Showcasing that they are the party of inclusion and democracy. That there is a difference between the party of us and the party of well, rich white people. Well I’m proud of the Democrats, my party, for once putting your foot down. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does its always for a good thing. Unlike the republicans who shut the Government down over giving people healthcare! 

Perhaps the Democrats finally learned. Especially after all the hypocrisy that we’ve been smacked in the faces with that they all pull on a never-ending daily basis. One would think that this is a slam dunk political move too, but sadly the vile trumpeting Republicans as usual have already found their attack line and the media is already reporting that apparently its working. 

The attack by the Trumpeters is that Democrats are with the illegals that kill our innocent American born children. You know all those Mexicans, all those brown sweaty ugly foreigners streaming over the border to rape, steal and kill our babies! Those are the Dems priority not us, the true Americans. There’s a new disgusting political ad by the committee to reelect Trump and Pence, that actually uses the words “Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants.” You can’t make this up and I so wish I was kidding. This is how the political right operate, always going to the lowest vile attack they can come up with. Always finding a way to attack others as un-American when they are the ones acting like savage racist beasts. They have no problems using racism and hatred as a way to separate Americans. 

Budget director Mick Mulvaney, spun the shutdown in the most ironic way. “The Democrats got the shutdown that they wanted on his anniversary.” Ironic in my eyes since, it was his ineptitude and disinterest in doing the job. His unbelievable outbursts and odd behavior that got us to this point not the Democrats or even the Republicans. The original woman’s march might’ve never occurred or at least have become such a phenomenon if the man with too many skeletons in his closest hadn’t become President.

On the 2nd anniversary of the woman’s march which was launched in protest to the realization that the male chauvinist pig known as Donald J. Trump had somehow beaten the most qualified candidate to ever run for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who just happened to be a woman. It’s really eye opening how pathetic the man has been, possibly even worse than most of us feared. Every stomp speech he spewed, every talking point that has become his mantra, he has either done the opposite of, or simply blamed everyone else for his own failures. Half the time the man sound paranoid or delusional making people ponder if our President has lost his mind like Reagan did during his Presidency. Nothing is ever his fault. Everyone but him is lying and against his wishes. He is the only one telling the truth and we should only believe him and his Trumpeters. 

Any and all of his success so far as the sitting President can be squarely put on the shoulders of his predecessors brilliant job of handling our economy. Even the supposed surge in the stock market probably has more to do with the 8 year turn around that President Barack Obama took us on and nothing to do with Donald’s power to come up with great deals. So according to his puppets his so-called tax deal which really hasn’t begun effecting anything is being used to showcase what a genius he is. For a few days after the big robbery was signed off on, we got several major corporations announcing pay raises and bonuses, which were attributed to Trump. But unnervingly we’ve gotten a lot more businesses beginning to announce more layoffs, including some who announced those bonuses and raises. So if you compare the two sides, it might turn out to be a wash. Meaning, the greedy bastards, pocketed the gift that Donald handed them, gave some people a raise, but canning others, so probably in the end their costs are actually less. 

Oh and about those raises they touted as something of huge significance, I wouldn’t be shocked if all of them had more to do with the minimum wage being lifted than the corporations suddenly growing a heart. Remember how people voted in their states to raise that states minimum wage, well those raises kicked in. None of which has anything to do with Donald or the Republicans. In fact, several Republican people in charge have cancelled or tried to lessen the minimum wage increase. Yes they are that monstrous. 

One year in, this has got to be the longest one I can ever actually remember in my lifetime. As Senator Chuck Schumer perfectly expressed, the man can’t say yes to anything, even if the very same day he already said he would just hours before. The Republicans have the audacity to come out and blame Chuck for the shutdown, but it was Mitch who refused to put up for vote a bill that the Senate had worked up in a bipartisan manner the night before they voted to shut it down, believe it or not. It was Donald who changed his mind, not the democrats on at least two deals that were agreed upon. 

It was Trump, and no one else, who decided to end President Barack Obama’s DACA Executive Decision, and It was the Republicans who decided to use the CHIP program as a bargaining tool. Imagine how God awfully inhumane you must be to use the lives of innocent children and adults for political purposes. Well sadly you don’t have to, its real, and they’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember. So now after months of teasing the Democrats with a possible deal, when the offer was on the table, instead of actually doing the right thing, they chose to shut the government down. And the carrot they are hanging over the Democrats heads is that they would come back to the table and hammer out a bill, if they end this nonsense tamper tantrum.  

Paul Ryan, I gotta ask is he trying to see if he can lie as badly as Donald does? Paul, just so you know, if no one else has told you, when you do it, when you lie,  it’s actually easier to tell you are full of … than practically anyone else. So the talking point, the words he’s memorized for this battle for his America’s soul. His coming out and spewing that the Democrats are all at fault is seriously dumb. Its not me, we love the dreamers. Its not us, its all on them. According to them, they’ve been angels trying their hardest to fix the sh*thouse that President Obama left. Its was the liberal monsters that caused the shutdown over the Dreamers, not we, we love them, we would do anything for them, accept of course vote on a measure to finally get some peace in their lives. Besides they have plenty of time, months! Plenty, so why the heck would they pull a stunt like this? Its baffling, and bewildering! It makes no sense. These are Ryan’s talking points. Disregarding the years he and his cronies tried to shut down out government over Obamacare. Oh Senator Cruz… sorry your Green Eggs and Ham filibuster isn’t something any of us will ever forget. We will try… but sadly what you pulled, shutting down the government is something that will be put on your tombstone.

Ryan keeps repeating that this wasn’t something that needed to be done today. That this shutdown wasn’t necessary, but the Democrats refused to be the good soldier and just go with the flow. Not us, we love those dreamers. After the Democrats agree, they would work on the deal, we promise. The dog and pony show we’ve seen before. I’m sorry liar, I don’t believe you and I haven’t probably since I heard you say your first words on air spouting some rant about killing off Social Security and medicare. As for plenty of time, every day people lose their DACA coverage, not in months. Theirs live hang in the balance. We all know how this goes, the republicans will kick this can down the road, till all the dreamers have to leave the country or go into hiding like their parents did for decades. 

One of the funniest things occurred as the march throughout the land began, Donald tweeted out a message to all the ladies, basically making him sound like a delusional nut job. “Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”  @realDonaldTrump

I gotta ask, would you describe that tweet as one written by a supposedly sane person? Did you see Dr. Jerry’s assessment of Donald’s health? Wow, talk about fake news. If I was Trump, I think I would want a second opinion. Perhaps Trump is dying and the good doc’s diagnosis was his way of covering up the truth. One day Donald will go golfing, and right after announcing he hit a hole in one, possibly his first ever, the man will kick the bucket. I mean come on people, the man looks like you could stick a pin in him and watch as he flies away like helium leaking out of a balloon.

So last night, the Dems, as some of called it, have given in. The shutdown was well, shut down, after 3 days, because Mitch supposedly made a promise with Chuck, and Chuck thought about it and went okay. Sadly too many in the Democratic party and way too many out there not into the conversation, are now attacking Chuck and the Democrats for giving up on them. I am now awaiting for the calls to remove the senior New York Senator as the Minority Leader. How could he fail all the DACA kids. Wake up people, the talking point that the democrats are bad was working. Chuck made the most logical decision, and I for one applaud the Democrat. I can actually see the truth and the genius of his deal. Simply put, this gives Mitch 3 weeks to make it so otherwise, shutdown number two of the Trump era begins. So now Mitch will at least put the vote up for the Dreamers and if they don’t when it comes to re-upping again to keep the Government running, don’t even ask Chuck to the table, he ain’t coming. When they have to vote again, for the next short term deal, Chuck will not give him the benefit of the doubt anymore. Because of Chuck’s move, now its all in the Republican hands. 

Now if Donald and his merry band of Democratic, big ‘D’ not small destroyers, pull more games, a shutdown will be all on him and them. The Democrats will rightly be looked at as the Party of the people, not the party of Illegals as Donald would like you think. And if the deal finally gets done the dreamers might finally be given legal status they all so much desire. The only question I now have, is if a deal is made on DACA, will next election day Donald be given the credit he’s gonna take on the deal? Or will the voters see the truth and vote out all the Republicans who used the negotiations to harm millions of innocent Americans as yet another way to hurt people of color? 

 Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 

Monday, January 08, 2018


I never thought I say this, but thank you Stephen K. Bannon. As famous break-ups go, Trump’s and his former Alt-right pal might be one for the ages, as its ramifications could lead to the ending of a Presidency 

WHAT A WAY TO BRING IN THE NEW YEAR, as Stephen Bannon, once Donald’s most trusted partner in crime, has now been suddenly transformed into a pariah by the Trumpeters. Apparently treasonous Trump hasn’t learned the oldest rule in the book, if you drop one of your former friends or throw away a henchmen, you better make sure they can’t come back to bite you in the ass. One would think someone who has spent most of his business career and life dealing with shady characters would know that. Guess not.

Just remember sir, what you’ve accomplished together or what they helped you accrue, is now fodder for their own financial gain, self preservation and most importantly getting even with you, the person who kicked them out of their seats of power. For some reason when its time for any of the Trumpeters gooses to be cooked, why do I feel each and every one of the lot will probably sing to save themselves. I’m just wondering if any will be idiotic fools to take the punishment for the old man, and spend years in prison for the crimes Donald most likely committed.

Its becoming a daily thing and I’ve lost count how many times I’ve thought that we finally found the bombshell which could be the thing that puts the Trump Presidency in our nation’s rear view mirror. There’s got to be a law of averages, right? One of these days, one of these bombshells has to be one too many for even the staunchest believer in Donald’s America to take, right? At least one can hope, well at least I can, that something happens before its too late to save our Democracy and probably our planet. Am I the only one who fears for our actual world? That Donald’s nuclear button’s hugeness or should I write his madness, causes Kim Jong-un to test Trump by actually pushing his own very tiny button and the end of life as we know it begins?

Hopefully Thursday’s big seismic event could change or should I write shorten Donald’s time in office. It seems the political world erupted in the wee hours of the morning, when the publicity departments behind a new book by Michael Wolff entitled ‘Fire and Fury’ had their dreams fulfilled. As their advance word made the cable news media talking heads and the online world explode with excitement, accusation and all manner of overzealous political intrigue. Turning the book into a number one best seller that could help take down a President, even before it was released. Of course it probably won’t and as with all the other scandals that have rocked this White House, Donald will probably somehow make this one as frivolous as all the other potential terminators of Trumps master plan to take over the world.

I awoke with a news message on my iPhone’s screen informing me that Bannon and Trump were officially off as a couple. I then turned on my television and was slammed by non-stop chatter about that days latest unbelievable news worthy announcement. Helped mightedly by Donald J. Trump’s very own tweets, as well as Sarah Huckabee Sanders tone-deaf responses during that days political briefing, which pretty much blew apart any defense that Donald Trump and his Trumpeters had come up with. Of course taking sides when we are discussing treason in the Oval Office is the last thing people should be doing, but sadly is the only thing we’ve been seeing since Donald somehow transformed into the 45th President of the United States.

Hysterically Donald’s attorneys tried and failed to shut the book down before it was even published by firing off a cease and desist letter to the publisher. So to spite the threat of legal action, the publisher announced it would be released Friday, four days earlier than it was expected to come out. “So now Bannon has lost his mind”, that is according to one of Donald J. Trump’s tweets. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. But why do I feel like I’ve heard this song before? While you serve the devil, he loves you and counts the many ways you helped him. But once you go against his royal lowness, you are immediately a nut job, called a coffee boy, a nobody, and a fool thats making everything up. As with every previous former Trumpian who has fallen in disfavor of The Donald, as soon as you are disloyal, you earn a nickname, in this case “Sloppy Steve” and the wrath of all the players in Donald’s devious plans. Not surprisingly Steven has since tried to backtrack some of the quotes in the book, explaining that what he said was misinterpreted. That he still loved his papa bear with all his heart. Sorry for the misunderstanding and please don’t put me out to pastor. What a way to kiss up and try to win back his financial backers.

The joke about the break-up and not that I’ve read the instant number one best seller, and right now I honestly am not sure if I ever will. But according to Michael Wolff, the author of the book, yes, blockbuster expose isn’t about just Bannon going off on Donald, its about everyone, and I mean everyone going off on the would be King. According to the talking heads whose craniums are exploding over this, the book is actually about everyone in the White House thinking that Donald J. Trump is a blubbering in over his head lunatic. Simply put even they think this man acts like a child whose on the cusp of having Alzheimer’s disease.

Speaking of losing your mental capacity… watching him, at least the little we see of him lately, is getting to be a game of is he losing it or has he lost it already? If the book ‘Fire and Fury’ hasn’t proven anything, who know how much of it is in fact trumped up stories and made up gossip. But the best gossip is the kind that reads and sounds real and what has been showcased in the year and a half Donald has taken over our political world. It certainly has showcased what many of us think is true about whats going on behind the scenes, and it surely goes with the many comments that have been leaked throughout 2017. Plus seeing his reactions to it, his arguments that he’s a genius, that he’s stable, that he’s been honest 100% of the time, simply make him look and sound even crazier.

Oh about that limited time that we the people get to see his majesty, what gives? As far as I figure out since Donald was sworn in, he has had one press briefing. One, in an entire year as President. The only questions he ever answers that is if he chooses to, is when he’s on stage with foreign dignitaries or when he’s signing off on another one of his decrees. Otherwise the only way we knows he’s alive and kicking are his tweets, or when we see him while he golfs on his presidential tour of Trump properties, or when he’s seen reading teleprompters of speeches which he might be reading for the first time.

So I have to ask, what’s with the ‘Big Brother’ video at Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ press event? Makes you think the puppet smackdown that Hillary Clinton hurled at him during the debate was true. Actually it reminded me more of the Star Trek episode, “The Corbomite Maneuver” when the alien in order to strike fear in his foes, presents himself as a grotesque blue-skinned humanoid. Much like in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, whats behind the curtain turns out to be a meek little man. Well in the real world the man on the video tape is probably considered closer to obese and sadly he’s probably losing his mind. But whats really scary and oh so maddening is how his buddies in power are giving it a pass.

We’re almost one year in and Donald’s trying to play President very badly has only made all my worst fears seem like little nothings. I mean before it was a reality I had an inkling how bad it could be and yes wrote many a tirade about how unprepared, ill-equipped and out of his league he would be if God forbid he won the job. My worries about Hillary which were mostly stoked by the non-stop assault by the liars out there, was that she somehow wouldn’t get the job. Worrying about her abilities, her capabilities or her mental capacity never came to mind with her. I just worried that lies and conspiracies would take her down. Sadly with whats been in the news lately I find it still so upsetting, that before election day I was worried people wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, possibly the most qualified person ever to run for President, because she was a woman. That part of her loss has never really been discussed or put into the explanation by seemingly any of the talking heads for the reasons she isn’t the 45th President. 

Which brings me to the #MeToo revolution that has taken over our world and hopefully leading us all to a better place. As I finish this, I’ve just sat through this years Golden Globes Awards whose famous faces all were seen wearing the #Timesup pins. As someone who never appreciated the fashion show element of the awards season, I found this years decision by the women of Hollywood, to wear black as opposed to the color of the moment, made a striking visual comment. Seeing the men as well follow their female counterparts really was a nice touch too. Listening to all the powerful women make their statements was exciting to say the least, but Oprah Winfrey’s speech made me go, should we start discussing a run for her Presidency. I mean lets talk about universal love, about someone who can really make a speech, and actually be coherent. Talk about a person whose the total opposite of the man currently called the president of these United States.

I’m sure I’m not the first person to think the #MeToo movement really had its start with Donald J. Trump’s own bad behavior. Sadly I think the sweeping changes in our society, the firings and social media uprisings that have occurred recently, might have altered the final results if the election was occurring now as opposed to when the end of our nation began on election night. At least one would hope, if the Access Hollywood tape came out today, after the Harvey Weinstein and the Kevin Spacey revelations, helped destroy their careers, and several others, that if Donald was heard on a tape today, he wouldn’t have gotten away with grabbing any ladies by their P-ssy… don’t you?

I spend way a lot of time trying to believe our national nightmare is just a bad dream. Way too much of that time has been preoccupied trying to figure out how so many people could’ve been so fooled? And seriously too much time wondering how people like Sean Hannity can look at themselves in the mirror and how their viewers can watch him without their heads exploding from the share garbage that he’s spewing on a nightly basis. Hopefully someday soon we can all look back when this chapter in our nation’s history is over, that is if any of us survive it, and see that in the end it was a learning experience. One of those era’s that the human race had to live through and survive to get to the next level in its development. 

After we survived Nixon and Ford by getting in Jimmy Carter I had hoped we as a nation had learned. But sadly instead Ronald Reagan came into office. I for one wasn’t a fan and was extremely happy when Bill Clinton became President and seemingly set our nation on a course to the future.  But the chad got in the way and George Walker Bush with the help of his Vice President almost destroyed our nation. But again we were saved by a Democrat, when Barack Obama rescued us from the edge of disaster. I had hoped, when Hillary Clinton was on the horizon  the people had learned the lying game the Republicans always played and wised up and finally ended the vicious cycle. But sadly no, there are still too many people out there that never learn. You would think that after the almost full year of a disaster of a Presidency, that this time the wake-up call would finally end the madness. I have to believe it will this time, but if a fool who sent us into war with the wrong nation can somehow win a second term, why shouldn’t Donald? I should add that Donald is trying to compare himself to Reagan, which honestly is a really bad comparison. Remember Ronnie’s mind went, some say during his tenure as president, seems thats exactly what is happening to him.

As the ramifications of Fire and Fury reverberate, Donald and his Trumpeters are in full force defensive mold. Most of them except Jeff Sessions are meeting in Camp David and the rest of us have to wait to see if Democracy as we know it is a thing that went out with President Barack Obama. According to a lot of informed people, by the time I finish this, Jeff Sessions could be out on his posterior. Seems one scenario is Donald fires him, picks a new Attorney General who isn’t recused from the Russian Investigation and then he ends Mueller’s current gig. That’s right all the stuff that’s been uncovered so far, you know the secret, forgotten meetings that the Trumpeters attended I guess never happened. All the FBI Intel showcasing Russian electorate shenanigans were simply nothing to waste our time on. Just disregard the person behind the curtain.

Which means Democracy’s last and only hope to end our current national nightmare is the next election. Which brings be to the news we got this week that Trump dissolved his voter fraud commission. When people first heard the news there was practically dancing in the streets, but than the second shoe dropped. Apparently he has asked the Department of Homeland Security to review the findings that the commission’s vice chairman Kris Kobach and its committee had found. Simply put, they’re gonna use the Intel to stop people from voting somehow. 

Sadly, and I wish I was joking, but the ways things are going by the next time voting occurs, I have a scary feeling that voting might just be a thing of the past. The Republicans signaled as much when it was reported that they had requested that instead of investigating one of the probable Russian collaborators like Flynn or even Vice President Mike Pence, they want to go after Christopher Steele of the infamous Steel Dossier. Why cause he reported the crime to the authorities or that he outed the treasonous traitors? Well I guess if they shut down the Mueller investigation, lets see if the people rise up like never before and put a scare into the powers that be. Lets see if the Donald and his band of treasonous monsters meekly leave the White House before they’re all dragged by the rioters into the streets in a bloody mess, or if we let the bad guys win and the end of the democratic experiment would have been lost by America but won by Donald and his buddy Vladimir.

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Monday, January 8, 2018