The “I” in the Lie

There it is, that most self-centered of all words in the English language, plopped right down smack in the middle of one of the most despised words, and it’s only one letter.  How sneaky words can be, and so too the people who use them.

When your young daughter or son tells a little white lie, or your boss gives you a much lower than expected performance evaluation where some criticisms are unfounded rest assured they are doing it for themselves,  the “I’ in their lives.  They’re not lying for the benefit of you.  People lie to protect their turf, to boost their image with the public, to inflate their ego.  When reality isn’t right, when truth is not serving their needs, they lie to protect the “I”.

Case in point is the current President of the United States.  He lies about his position on wars, he lies about how he treats women, he lies about where people were born, he lies about the measure of his wealth, he lies about fraud, he lies about images captured in pictures, he lies about the founder of ISIS, he lies ad nauseam.  God almighty the man is a steroid hulk of a lying machine!

The “I” that is President is a sociopath which is “defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others. A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused—it is done to get one’s way). Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others. Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways.” (truthaboutdeception.com 1.25.17)

Bingo!  We’ve got one with perhaps the biggest “I” ever know to mankind.

The lies that we’re being fed are more than deceptions they are manifestations of an ego that is fraught with self-absorption.  The lies being spun nurture not our great nation but rather are sown to feed the “I” in that man.

Over and out America.

1.25.17

The Voter Fraud Lie

Sean my man, you got your boss into hot water again when you said yesterday that the ‘Big Man’ was not planing “at the moment” an investigation into the voter fraud that he says took place in the 2016 presidential election.  The best answer you could come up at your Press Briefing was “maybe we will.”  Not a very strong answer.  I’m sure ‘he’ wasn’t happy with your performance.

Then you had to wake him at 4:00 AM today so that he could tweet at 4:10 AM:  “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and….even, those registered to vote who are dead (and many for a long time)…”  You bad boy.  Let the man get some rest.

No sane, non-paranoid, non-narcissistic American believes the President when he claims that three to five million people voted illegally in the past election, implying of course that all of them voted for Hillary.

Donald, investigate all you want on your own ‘nickel,’ not the tax payer’s dollars.  Anyhow, elections are run by the states, and since a majority of the state Governors, Legislatures, and Election Commissioners are in the hands of the Republicans your investigation will be seeking to indite your own party.  You might want to think about re-registering again as a Democratic.

You’re misleading (lying) the American people (once again) when you say that you “will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD” and then mention the examples that you do.  These are not examples of voter fraud.  These are examples of clerical errors, lax administrative procedures, bureaucratic bumblings, voter error, etc., all of which reflect inaccuracies in the electoral register, not voter fraud.

Voter fraud is when a person casts a vote in the name of deceased individual, or when a person votes more than once in the same election, or when a person votes for someone they are not.  You didn’t say these things are what you want investigated.

Sean says that you have your own sources proving that voter fraud cost you a poplar vote election victory.  Are you going to show us the sources the same way you have shown us your taxes?

Your deceit as our President is a lie of the highest order.

Perhaps you need to ask God forgiveness this coming Sunday in church.

Over and out America.

1.25.17

Gag Orders Mr. President – Really?

Dateline: Washington, DC.  “President Trump has banned employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from giving social media updates and speaking with reporters, according to The Associated Press.

The EPA ban comes amid other reports of agency staff being restricted from interacting the members of the Congress or the general public.

BuzzFeed reported Tuesday that the Department of Agriculture instituted a similar ban, telling its employees not to distribute information about research papers or to post on Twitter under the agency’s name. A Tuesday report in the Huffington Post said agency employees under the Department of Health and Human Services were told not to speak to public officials.” (thehill.com, 1.24.17)

And this comes at the direction of one of the world’s greatest users of social media.  POTUS has begun what many of us had long expected, for the new White House administration to operate Federal Agencies under varying degrees of ‘gag orders.’  It is incredulous that this is happening in our democracy!  What do you say Republicans in Congress?  I say kick the traitor out!

This is an overt attempt to suppress the free exchange of ideas and the truth so that the “Bannon House” (the former White House) can forcefully implement harmful policies and regulation rollbacks using their ‘alternative facts’ methods of analysis and truth pandering.

The Donald has been President less than a week and he is already trying to ‘Muzzle the Truth’ in America.

I have to hope that the still ‘Free Press’ in this country will start giving less time and attention to the lying mouthpieces of this administration and devote more resources to keeping in touch with the ‘free speech suppressed’ loyal-to-our-country government employees and their inside knowledge of the deeds of these evil people.  This kind of investigative reporting is needed to expose every alt-right move Steve Bannon, POTUS, and the other ‘cesspool-swampy’ enemies of freedom make.

Over and out America.

1.24.17

Negotiator He Is Not

Sean, I know you’re a smart man so you can’t possibly believe all of the bologna you are feeding us about your boss.  You’ve been on the job as White House Press Secretary for less than a week and already you’re repeating yourself when backed into a wall regarding POTUS’s ability to get the job done.  You look so defensive that I’m thinking about feeling sorry for you.  (I’ll let you know if I do.)

I take issue every time you say that ‘he’ is such a great negotiator and ‘he’ will be able to get better trade deals and bring jobs back to America.  Such a lie was never more exposed for all of America to see than when ‘he’ was speaking to a group of business leaders that were at the White House yesterday for a ‘listening session.’

Speaking to the CEOs of Tesla, Lockheed Martin, Dow Chemical, Ford, and other major companies ‘he’ threatened, “A company that wants to fire all of its people in the United Sates and build some factory someplace else, and then thinks that that product is just going to flow across the border into the United States, that’s not going to happen,” Trump said. “They’re going to have a tax to pay, a border tax.”  

I quickly went to several online dictionaries and looked up the meaning of the word ‘negotiate’ and found that it means: to bring about through discussion and compromise, to plan out usually with subtle skill or care, (meriam-webster.com); to deal or bargain with another or others, (dictionary.cambridge.org); and finally, a method by which people settle differences. It is a process by which compromise or agreement is reached while avoiding argument and dispute. (skillsyouneed.com).

Your ‘boss’ is clearly taking an anti-business approach by not letting executives make the decisions that are best for their companies and stockholders.

Cease and desist calling ‘Big Man’ something that he is not.  He is a bombast, crude, bullying, egotistical thing.  He does not engage in negotiation.  He will threaten anyone and anything until he gets his way.  He is a ‘master of the threat,’ and a ‘master of the law suit.’

This is no way to run our country.

Over and out America.

1.24.17

Executive Order on TPP – A White House Photo Op

The ‘Big Man’ was out in all his bombast glory his first week in the White House signing Executive Memorandums and sharing the joys with some of his fellow Americans, but not in every instance.  On Monday January 23rd POTUS signed an Executive Memorandum, in front of the cameras naturally, stating that the United States was pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement including the United States and eleven other Pacific Rim nations.  Later in the day he hosted a group of local union leaders and American workers to a listening session and in his typical showboat style boasted that the TPP pullout was going to bring jobs back to America.  He even invited Kellyanne to the event.  That squiggly-lip face of his was grinning with a self-adoring gold glow that matched the color of his hair as he received the applause of his invited guests.  I was a bit disappointed that he did not invite these representatives of his biggest supporters, working class Americans, to a Presidential breakfast or lunch.  Apparently all he served them was water.

Strangely though three days earlier, on his first day in office, only hours after he had be sworn in ‘Big Man’ signed his first Executive Memorandum that froze a scheduled rate decrease in the home mortgage PMI that was scheduled to go into effect on January 27, 2017.   This action will cost the owner of a $200,000 mortgage about $29 a month.  Score one for the big home insurance companies.  Nice going jerk.

Yet in his inauguration address to the nation he said, “Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”  You screwed this promise up big time ‘Big Boy,’ but I guess not in your eyes.

It was not strange then that POTUS did not have a photo op after he signed this Executive Memorandum with young home buyers surrounding him as he congratulated them and patted himself on the back saying he was the voice for those without a voice.

Over and out America.

1.24.17

Yack Yack Kellyanne

So who is this woman who has become the household face of the ‘Big’ Man’ in the White House, a regular on the Sunday morning news talk shows and apologist extraordinaire for all of the misunderstood ‘alternative fact’ pronouncements that come out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?  Easy answer, Yack Yack is a Counselor to the President of the United States and likely being paid a six figure income by the American people, and for what?

While I’m sure that she does give Counsel to POTUS, oh that pour soul of a man probably also needs a spiritual advisor, she seems to be the sheriff’s quick draw right hand deputy ready at a moments notice to ‘spin the facts’, to ‘double-down on the double down,’ to ‘clarify the tweet,’ or to say that the President has put together a team of high IQers around him.

When her mouth opens and she begins to yack yack I can’t help but hear the preverbal mother- in-law running her month in the living room, kitchen, and breakfast nook of some poor boy who dared married her daughter.  It’s a sad state of American politics when the people have to be paying enormous sums of their hard earned money to get a translation for what the President says or tweets.

Thank God our schools don’t run this way.  We take the teacher at his or her word.

Over and out America.

1.24.17

Staging at the CIA

‘Come on man’, you can do better than you did in staging that public appearance / photo op at the CIA on January 21, 2017.  Why just drop in on the CIA on a Saturday?  It’s not like you are all that chummy yet.  And what was up with that campaign stump speech in front of the CIA Memorial Wall (The Wall of Stars).  Didn’t you know where you were?

Press reports have it that you and Steve brought a large band of your supporters to take up the front row of seats and cheer like a wild band of banshees at every word you uttered.  Was that why it was that we only saw your squiggled lipped face and a few rows of heads sitting in front of you?  What were you trying to hide from the cameras?

On Monday ‘Angry Boy’ Sean was beside himself with joy as he kept referring to all the applause, cheers, and shouts you were receiving.  He admitted that the cameras did not show the crowd which was reported to be 400 people, but Sean kept repeating to the reporters “the audio alone tells — tell — you know, speaks volumes to what had happened.”

Come on POTUS you were the one during the campaign crying that press cameras never showed how large the crowds were at your rallies, and now you as President make your first official visit to a Federal agency and you, Steve, Sean and Kellyanne can’t get the cameras show the 400 adoring CIA employees wildly cheering for you.  Whats up with that?

Who staged this event for you?

Maybe next time you drop in at the CIA you can use the live feed from the overhead security cameras.

Over and out America.

1.24.17

What is a Lie?

Let’s be clear here, we are talking about a ‘Big Man’, a man who thinks that is is really big, and we know that he is capable of telling really big lies.  But what are his lies like anyhow.  Well, he and all those who yes sir and no sir around him, have a massive arsenal of different ways of stretching the truth.

This past weekend we saw ‘Angry Boy’ Spicer tell a bold faced lie about how many people saw the new POTUS’s inauguration.  No problem, let the bull-crap run.  Kellyanne, fearful that their faithful might be swayed by the outcries of the press on this one rotted herself onto the Sunday AM New programs and proclaimed that Sean was using ‘alternative facts,’ and that of course he should be believed.  Now the bull-crap was beginning to smell.

I assure you one and all that I will be up nights until POTUS gets tired of his current TV Show and tenders his resignation, but until then I’ll be on guard for distortions of the facts, fuzzy number pronouncements, “I know what I am talking” about lies, “I’m really smart” lies, “I have the facts – believe me” lies, half-truths, errors of omission, more unannounced Saturday AM staged visits to the CIA with a packed audience, more of his photo ops galore to let his faithful think that everyone in Washington adores him, and doubling down bravado to win every argument.

Over and out America.

1.23.17

Ringmaster of the Lie

Definition: A person of extreme bombastness, arrogance, and insecurity who leads by example and directs others in telling boldfaced lies.  One of the more important skills of a demagogue.

Example:  Donald Trump, The Ringmaster of the Lie, pulled his inner circle together and gave them marching orders for the first week of his administration.  He told them: “I will drop a really big lie on Monday.  Sean, you go out right after me and add some exaggeration to it.  Kellyanne, I want you to hit all the media outlets and double down for Sean and I.  Reince, at 4 PM I want you to drop another one and make it bigger than mine, make it something on bringing jobs back from India.  Steve, your call on your lie, you’re masterful at them.  Don’t worry though I’ve got your back.  Ivanka, tell that hubby of yours to make up something about how the Palestinians are really excited to hear that I am going to move our Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

OK team, remember that any lie can become a truth if repeated often enough.  If you’re having trouble with the dirty lying press, call on Kellyanne, she’s masterful with the ‘alternative facts’ bullshit.  Now go get em’ and remember to grin when you speak.  Sean, you can forget the grin.  Just look pissed off as you always do.”

Over and out America.

1.23.17