If it isn’t one thing with your president it’s another

It certainly gives me no pleasure to write about the kind of crap your president invents. The guy is a serial liar. He has dealt in conspiracy theories for years. Now, he has really outdone himself.

I am sure those number of Trump voters that provided an electoral victory — oh, have you heard anymore about the 3 million illegal immigrants who voted for Hillary? — have his back. For those who tell us non-Trumpettes to “get over” Hillary’s defeat, I could give a rat’s ass.

Trump has yet to preside over a crisis, that is not of his making. From what I hear about his behavior I am not looking forward to any situation of significance in our nation.

I do not believe President Obama ordered wiretaps on Trump. I know of many people who disliked the former president although he enjoyed much more support than this minority. I am convinced a great portion of those who hate Obama based their opinion on racist grounds.

But I also do not expect a mea culpa out of these sleazeballs of this administration. And that’s all I have to say about that.

Will Trump focus during Congressional speech?

Will the world see a more focused Donald Trump tonight when he speaks before a joint session of Congress? Who knows what the First Crackpot will do.

Today, for the first time in his month-plus as the person who was elected — perhaps with the help of Russia — Trump sounded somewhat humble in an interview on Faux and Friends. Although he gave himself good marks for achievement he evaluated his messaging as a “C or C-plus.” Really, I thought it more like an F-minus.

The news programs and headlines seem to think Trump will attempt to compromise with Congress on immigration reform. Compromise is a word he doesn’t know but perhaps should with his proposed cuts of more than $50 billion to offset the same amount of expenditures for his welfare program for defense contractors and his precious “Great Wall.” Trump has apparently signaled he is willing to allow the so-called “dreamers” and immigrants who have committed no crime to stay in the U.S. If that is so, why even bother with the wall? Or better yet, why even bother with the wall at all?

Even the most secure wall will not keep everyone out of our southern borders. You look at some of the canyon walls on the Rio Grande in the Big Bend National Park and can see that the wall would be impossible, or if not impossible, at least nonsensical to build. Will Mexican coyotes load boats full of more illegal immigrants on the Gulf of Mexico or Gulf of California?

I don’t think Trump will make much dent in his time in office if all he does is sign executive orders. In the meantime, his family members are getting a free ride courtesy of Uncle Sugar. Eric and Don Jr. and Ivanka and Melania all have Secret Service protection as they go around the world selling their Dad’s name to the highest bidder.

I won’t be watching the speech tonight. I just get too irritated hearing the Trumpster, a person whom a Pennsylvania legislator called a “Loofa-faced shit-gibbon.” We shall see what happens.

Scientists: No link between cats and mental illness

Today I read of a study which concluded something very astounding.

Cats do not drive you crazy.

Cats may not drive you crazy but they could drive you to drink. National Archives/U.S. Information Agency

My reasoning as to why this astounds me stems from the fact that I never knew that anyone ever suspected a link between cats and mental illness. That is not to say more than one cat person has said in a faux exaggerated — okay, maybe no faux — manner something to the effect of “Oh that Whiskers. He’s driving me nuts!” I mean, seriously, where was I when such a parallel developed?

Research had established at one time that the parasite Toxoplasma gondii which may be transmitted through infected cat crap might cause mental illness. Of course, someone who eats cat poop might be suspected to have some sort of mental disorder. The study also said the parasite may also be spread to humans through undercooked meat or unwashed vegetables.

The previous study was found flawed by English researchers. The more recent survey studied 5,000 children who had cats in their households and dispelled the link with mental illness. The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children through the University of Bristol tracked the health of people born in 1991-92 found no significant health risks of those studied. Nonetheless, the researchers could not rule out other health risks from the parasite.

While this finding is reassuring, there is evidence linking exposure to T. Gondii in pregnancy to a risk of miscarriage and stillbirth, or health problems in the baby. In our study, we could not directly measure exposure to T. Gondii, owning a cat during pregnancy we recommend that pregnant women should continue to avoid handling soiled cat litter and other sources of T. Gondii infection, such as raw or undercooked meats, or unwashed fruit and vegetables. That said, data from our study suggests that pregnancy or in early childhood does not pose a direct risk for offspring having psychotic symptoms later in life, the study published in “The Conversation,” a website specializing in news for the academic and research communities concluded.

So you lovers of those furry little bundles o’ felinity may breathe easy. Your cat probably won’t cause you to wander off to the depths of insanity. You may, however, develop a strong affinity for balls of twine.

 

The emperor has no sense

Looking at Facebook a moment ago I was amazed at those folks — most are much more conservative than I — who were fascinated at the long presidential press conference today.

“Have a nice freakin’ day. Big league.”

When I say “fascinated” it isn’t exactly a supportive term.

Those armchair shrinks out there who say Trump acts as if he suffers with narcissistic personality disorder might add manic depressive to their diagnoses. Holy Schamoly! That guy is bonkers. I don’t know how long, or short, the Trump presidency will be, but there is definitely enough there for one or more blockbuster flicks!

People might say I’m bonkers, but I actually feel kind of sorry for the guy. I mean, the president has some long-suffering self-esteem issues. Here he is, supposedly richer than than Midas, and Trump was elected to what many call as the most important position in the world. I suppose his life is such that the old cliche seems apt that money cannot buy you happiness. I wouldn’t need a whole lot of money to be happier, but I would not mind it either. Hey Don, why don’t we exchange places!

It would be interesting to see Trump in that show “Undercover Boss.” Although if he had has normal hairstyle and his unmistakable rambling he would fail at the undercover part.

Were it not that Trump is so arrogant and is an apparent congenital liar, with hardly an attention span — adding the danger he poses to the world — than the 45th president’s would be a story like few others. Well, it is a story like few others, only that isn’t a good thing.

What is so frustrating to me is not any particular actions so far. It is disappointing to see that so many people think he is better than a cold drink on a hot day. His supporters overlook his many shortcomings.

The fact here is that Trump lies. I could forgive him of many trespasses. But his lying and his scapegoating does not cut it. Most of all, I don’t like it that the Donald can apparently see no evil when it comes to Vladimir Putin. This is especially after Trump has treated friends of this country like they stepped on some stinking some or the other.

Then again, were Trump to quit or be removed through impeachment, we would be stuck with Mike Pence or Paul Ryan. At this stage, nothing looks like a good option for our nation.

This lying Trump bunch

It seems that the Trump administration has a new theme song. No it isn’t the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” no matter how much intellectual robbery the candidate Trump used without the band’s consent.

Nope. It’s a golden oldie. If you weren’t around in the 70s you may not remember it.

Liar.

That’s right the old Rod Argent and Russ Ballard — a.k.a. Argent — song as performed by Three Dog Night: “Liar!” The song is a perfect message as to what Trump and his sleazy crew is all about.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s counselor, put her bonafides front and center by telling MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that the controversial travel ban signed by Trump last weekend could have stopped the “Bowling Green Massacre.” As it turned out, the “massacre” was stopped because there wasn’t a massacre in Bowling Green, Ky. Conway made the whole thing up. She later made a correction saying she meant to say Bowling Green terrorists. Yes, there certainly is a lot of difference there.

“Liar, Liar, Liar!”

This happened only a week after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ginned up some fake ire when lying into the press and lying about the attendance at the Inauguration of King Donald of New York.

“Liar, Liar, Liar!”

And Conway took Spicer’s lie and made it even worse by using an totally unbelievable euphemism, “alternative facts,” as Spicer had given the press, feigned outrage and all.

Spicer can’t help himself though. He is the biggest lying sack of shit to grace the White House and he certainly is among a treasured history.  Spicer’s latest whopper was his telling reporters that the Iranians had fired upon a Navy ship. Which would have been an act of war. It turns out, he got the Navy part right but the wrong country. The ship belonged to the Saudis.

“Liar, Liar, Liar!”

It seems like the old saying about how you know pols are lying — because their mouths are moving — is a very appropriate description from the Amateur Hour on Pennsylvania Avenue.b

A honest Abe this bunch is not.