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Wag the Dog 2 Released for the New Year 2020!

Happy New Year!

If only I’d had a New Year’s post ready on December 31st. Oh well.

Before we get to MY recap and 2020 goals, a few words from our “sponsor”—America’s someday soon former President:

Forget Nasty Nancy and her fake impeachment. There’ll be no Benghazi while I’m Commander-in-Chief. Our great military just killed an evil Iranian general that was plotting against us.

Israel, other allies and other presidents could have taken out Soleimani at any time over the last 20 years. They didn’t want to deal with foreseeable (and unforeseeable) consequences. Trump, the Idiot-in-Chief, could have directed the hit at any time during his first three years in office.

It MUST be just a coincidence that the strike comes now.  With the impeachment trial coming soon to Moscow Mitch’s Senate.

Take this as a clue to what more may be in store for America in 2020, during and after the interregnum in the Senate. Be afraid, be very afraid.

BUT—America will survive. Our democracy will Triumph over Trump—whatever he does. So long as we have faith and work together to make it happen.

He WILL be gone sooner or later–by January 20, 2021. Karmic retribution is coming soon to a White House near you.

  • Trump may have a stroke, a heart attack or some other acute medical incident.
  • He might resign (unlikely).
  • He could be removed (unlikely—except, more whistleblowers or more leaks of worse deeds may come out).
  • Failing all else, he will lose in November.
  • We just have to keep from the worst from happening. Perhaps including Trump running naked down Pennsylvania Avenue shooting people. William Barr and Trump’s other legal flunky failures says Trump couldn’t be arrested or investigated—much less charged for his offenses.

Back to our regularly scheduled post.

Once again, Happy New Year.

Highlights of happenings—goals met in 2019. Plans forestalled. The past year didn’t surpass 2018.

We’re not defeated, just a little wiser and more determined for 2020—and beyond.

The short story collection didn’t happen—too many intervening events (see the post on John’s Writing). But a great Eagle Peak Annual did.

A wonderful four days in Puerto Vallarta began the year the end of February. Another four days in Florida ended the year–a Many Treasures Conference (for Buddhist practitioners aged 65 and up).

The mental and physical fatigue is gone, thanks to cutting back on Allopurinol (maybe I don’t have gout after all) which apparently produced that side effect.

Three friends of 35-40 plus years passed away in 2019. The last one just after our return from Florida. That prompted finally getting to work on that will—and an advance health care directive, durable power of attorney for finances, etc. Complicated, tedious, challenging. But the alternative is chaos for survivors.

So, 2020 will see another annual. It will also see a modified schedule for writing—that won’t include bold pronouncements of when what will be coming. At least not until we are sure when something is really coming.

2020 will also see our longest and most expensive vacation ever. Twenty-five days. We deserve it for our 40th anniversary. That, by the way, also occupied some major planning time last fall, six months ahead.

Go ahead, make some resolutions, goals or determinations for the New Year. Just be flexible. Adapt to unexpected obstacles. Don’t be too ambitious, but don’t give up too easily at the first sign of the natural resistance to forward progress. Stuff happens. Get past it.

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Is the End Nigh for Trump?

Yes, today is another free download book promo day, but how about a few short Trump doozies to go with that download deal?

Basically, it’s more troubles for Trump. Let’s do Russia first and then what people are saying about him.

Trump hasn’t talked to Mitch McConnell since August 9th. The conversation ended in a shouting match over McConnell’s failure to protect Trump from the Russia investigation by Senate committees.  Sounds a lot like obstruction of justice (yes, it applies to Congressional committees too–not just the FBI, etc.) according to a US Attorney guest on Rachel Maddow’s show last night.

Meanwhile, Glenn Simpson,  head of Fusion GPS, the company that paid for the Christopher Steele research and dossier on Trump, talked to Chuck Grassley’s  Senate Judiciary Committee for TEN hours.  The dossier, salacious details and all, was published on BuzzFeed in January. Grassley, of course, was hoping to find bias and who paid for the research in a failed attempt to help Trump, people like Rachel Maddow claim.

At the same time, dossier man himself, Christopher Steele, has apparently been talking with the FBI. He reportedly provided sources for the info that went into the report.

There’s undoubtedly more, but let’s move on to all the people saying Trump is unfit for office or otherwise incompetent.

First, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doubts (privately) that Trump can save his presidency. 

Senate Foreign Relations leader Bob Corker says Trump hasn’t demonstrated he is competent to lead.

Don Lemon, CNN anchor, last night in coverage of the Trump campaign rally said this,

“Well, what do you say to that? I’m just going to speak from the heart here — what we have witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts,” Lemon began, adding: “He’s unhinged. It’s embarrassing.”

From the same CNN article, Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the speech made him “really question his fitness for office.”

From the New York Times article about Trump and McConnell , comes this,

“The quickest way for him to get impeached is for Trump to knock off Jeff Flake and Dean Heller and be faced with a Democrat-led Senate,’ said Billy Piper, a lobbyist and former McConnell chief of staff.”

So, as we all know, Trump is his own worst enemy. The real Trump is the one that’s NOT reading from a teleprompter. What he says at a rally, in a tweet, is not just posturing or crowd pleasing bombast–it’s his real feelings. It reveals how clueless he is. How angry he is. How unable to keep from shooting himself in the foot saying and doing stupid things not in his own self-interest. So yes, as the number and volume of voices calling him out grow, the end grows nearer and nearer.

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