Category Archives: ¡Pendejo!

He Is Crazy Enough

New York Magazine on OMP being crazy enough to fire Robert Mueller:

[OMP] will probably not fire Mueller right away. But the odds that he will fire him eventually are quite strong, perhaps 50-50 or higher.

First, [OMP] has a very strong motive to fire Mueller: He is probably guilty. Several of [OMP‘s] associates have obscured or lied about their meetings with or financial ties to Russia, [OMP] has taken a curiously pro-Russian approach to a series of diplomatic issues (including handing over sensitive information to Russian diplomats), and his son-in-law tried to establish a secret communications line to Moscow. Even if [OMP] and his inner circle turn out to be innocent of the underlying crime, he is obviously guilty of obstructing justice: demanding loyalty of the FBI director and asking him to halt an investigation into a presidential crony, asking other intelligence officials to make this request as well, firing the director, and then publicly admitting he did it to quash the Russia investigation is comically transparent fact pattern.

[OMP] continues to take actions that are difficult to explain if he is innocent and only sensible if he is guilty. A year ago, it seemed implausible to imagine that he could actually make it through the campaign without releasing his tax returns. What could he possibly have to hide that would be worse than the appearance of guilt he was inviting? Perhaps the answer is the same as why he might fire Mueller. What would be worse than the backlash from firing Mueller? The outcome of Mueller’s investigation, maybe.

Second, [OMP] has no intrinsic respect for political norms. He fired Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York who had investigative authority over some aspects of [OMP‘s] business, after trying to ascertain his loyalty. He fired Comey after the same process. He pursues vendettas against those who challenge or threaten him with irrational vengeance. His need for deference and flattery is abnormal by the standards of either human beings in general or non-dictator politicians in particular. [OMP] is an instinctive authoritarian; the existence of an independent law enforcement system beyond his control is intolerable to him.

Third, [OMP] has endlessly violated a series of norms that appeared to be inviolable. From the outset of his candidacy, party officials warned him that his behavior — the absurd and promiscuous lying, refusal to disclose his tax returns, refusal to divest his business interests as president, undisciplined tweeting, and on and on — would have to stop.

These experiences have taught [OMP] that the caterwauling Republicans have no real power to hold him back. He can accuse Ted Cruz’s father of killing Jack Kennedy, and call his wife ugly, and however angry Cruz gets, Cruz will come crawling back. Republican warnings have always proved empty.

The rest of the article is equally compelling. 1
He Is Crazy Enough

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  1. It’s worth mentioning that regardless of whether OMP fires Mueller, that will have absolutely no impact on NY AG Schneiderman’s grand jury investigating state financial crimes, as well as looking into young Eric’s charitable impulses. Neither of these investigations can be halted by a president, or pardons issued afterward.

Not Practical

George A. Sorial
Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Counsel
The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue New York, NY  10022

Dear Mr. Sorial:

Thank you for your letter on May 11, 2017, responding to the Committee’s bipartisan request on April 21, 2017, for documents about steps the Trump Organization is taking relating to the President’s promise to donate to the Treasury all profits that his hotel makes from foreign governments.

Unfortunately, your meager response does not include the vast majority of documents we requested in our letter.  Instead, you provided only a single document—a glossy, eight-page pamphlet that contains a total of 40 sentences—and an email forwarding this pamphlet to various Trump Organization entities.  This pamphlet raises grave concerns about the President’s refusal to comply with the Constitution merely because he believes it is “impractical” and could “diminish the guest experience of our brand.”

Complying with the United States Constitution is not an optional exercise, but a requirement for serving as our nation’s President.  If President Trump believes that identifying all of the prohibited foreign emoluments he is currently receiving would be too challenging or would harm his business ventures, his options are to divest his ownership or submit a proposal to Congress to ask for our consent. 1

If it was not crystal clear before this point, it should now be beyond obvious that OMP, as well as his campaign staff, were compromised by and/or are still colluding with Russia.

It is also manifestly evident the ReThugs in Congress, the majority party, have not done a single thing about said calamity. As to why, but really? We all know “why”: the ReThugs, already among America’s richest citizens, are counting on OMP to assist them in a money grab worthy of the Borgias – a tax cut aimed at the wealthy. Put another way, the wealthy ReThugs could care less that Russia is pulling OMP‘s strings if that results in lower taxes for their masters and more bribes for them. it’s that simple.

When I was a lad, hell, even a decade ago, this would be considered treason.

Wake up, people.

Not Practical

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  1. The full document can be read here.

Heights and Windmills

Masada MountainOMP is notoriously afraid of heights. 1 More specifically, stairs and slopes give him the heebie-jeebies. So it’s no wonder the coward bailed on a speech at Israel’s Masada Mountain.

US President Donald Trump reportedly canceled a visit and speech at the historic Masada desert fortress after the Israel Air Force informed him he would not be allowed to land his helicopter at the UNESCO-listed archaeological site.

Trump subsequently removed Masada from his itinerary altogether, rather than taking the cable car to the top of the iconic mountain as had been suggested to him, Channel 2 reported.

He is set to deliver the major address of his Israel trip at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum instead.

And so OMP‘s Foreign Embarrassment Tour continues well…NOT upward, but onward.

Sweet Jebus H. Ke-rist, what an infant.

Heights and Windmills

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  1. The idiot is also afraid of windmills and, so it goes, Mexican music.

Nuclear Apocalypse

Of course a Democrat prepared the nation for what a pompous ¡Pendejo! of a ReThug…er, I mean… OMP might do:

Among the greatest foreign-policy dilemmas faced by former President Jimmy Carter is one that has never been publicly aired but is gaining new relevance. It concerns nuclear war, and how the U.S. government would survive it. Carter’s decisions remain classified, but documents newly declassified by the CIA, along with the archives at several presidential libraries, provide a new window into the White House’s preparations for an imminent apocalypse.

Today, such an apocalypse could be triggered by any number of nuclear-armed states, including North Korea and Pakistan. During Carter’s presidency, such anxieties were focused squarely on the Soviet Union. It was during that period that military planners in both the Soviet Union and United States began to grapple with what until then had been an unthinkable heresy: abandoning the Mutually Assured Destruction catechism that had governed global order since the 1950s and preparing for surviving an all-out nuclear war.

Carter and his White House were interested in more specific questions. If the presidency could survive after a nuclear war, what exactly would it do afterward? How could the surviving commander in chief be identified? Who would identify him? How would he fulfill the three main functions of the presidency: to be the chief executive of the government, the head of state, and the commander in chief of its armed forces?

Carter’s answers came in the form of Presidential Directive 58, which was issued in the final months of his presidency; Ronald Reagan amended those plans with his own presidential directive in 1983. Their contents inform the continuity of government plans that remain in effect for the Trump administration. They have been the object of a multibillion-dollar pastiche of programs and a magnet for conspiracy theorists around the world.

The rest of the article is fascinating and certainly worth perusing, if only for the links to original source documents. 1

Nuclear Apocalypse

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  1. If you’re asking yourself “Why hasn’t this directive been declassified by now”?, shame on your blindness. No, it’s not because the Russians, Chinese and North Koreans would then know our plans (they already do), it’s because the residents in the area the government would be secreted under would mightily object; you might be obtuse, but it wouldn’t take them 3 seconds to figure out the Russians, Chinese and North Koreans would lock on to the underground bunker with their nukes, thereby guaranteeing the unprotected civilians above instant karma. A row would be raised…

North Korea MOAB?

Saturday is April 15,  the 105th anniversary of the birth of Supreme Leader Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founding father, as well as sire to Dear Leader Kim Jung Il, and grandfather of noted basketball fan Kim Jong Un, the latest sadistic psychopath tyrant of that impoverished and barely extant dictatorship.

North Korea has traditionally used the date as an excuse to parade their latest weaponry before the world. Indeed, NK has long planned to present its latest in ICBM technology.

However this is a bonus year! That’s right, NK monitoring service 38 North states: North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: Primed and Ready.

Woo hoo – party!!!!

Because OMP is still peeing his pants over dropping The (Pen)Ultimate Bomb on a mountainous cave system in Afghanistan.  1 Major wood, y’all! AND AND AND!!!!! If OMP drops another MOAB on NK AND NK fires back with nuclear missiles AND China and Russia nd Japan and ROK also get involved, why, those pesky investigations of Russia’s involvement in OMP‘s presidential campaign just goes away!

AND AND AND AND!!!!!!!! VP Pence is set to arrive in Seoul on Sunday. If the timing is just so, he can huddle with the other survivors…

But, hey! No real worries. We dispatched an aircraft carrier and a small armada to cruise the Korean waters since Tuesday. Also? We’ve got literally dozens of military aircraft on Okinawa, just a quick Jet-Ski away.

Several leakers Benedict Arnold’s intelligence officials relayed to NBC News that should OMP the Pentagon become convinced North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, the US will launch a preemptive strike.

Fun times, kids! One day we can look back on this and tell our mutant offspring that this was the day WWIII started…

Wake up, people.

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  1. The US military claims they killed 36 ISIS member…with a $16 million bomb. That’s around $444,444.444.44 a person. You can understand why the military loves ’em; they’re big AND cost effective!