An Inside Look

A description of the individual who is currently leading the U.S. by someone who once served as his butler:

The stories you hear are true. He is a bigot big time, if he knew I was gay he would have fired me. He was terrified of getting aids from gay people and he had only a few people he would let handle his food. He was a total racist. He doesn’t see colored people as real humans.

He is all about his needs, wants and pleasures. He is very much a spoiled child who never got told no. No one was allowed to tell him he was wrong. No matter what he said, he was always correct. He is a narcissist egomaniac. He is dumb.

What is most disturbing about this description is the number of people who can’t (or refuse to) see him for what he is.  Instead, they cheer him on at his rallies as he denigrates and belittles immigrants, women, blacks, the handicapped, the press, and especially anyone who has disagreed with him.

I can’t help but ask … is this truly the type of person we want leading the United States?

The next presidential election is still a couple of years away. BUT … we can elect people in November who will stand up to Trump’s bigotry and hopefully, we’ll be able to regain some dignity and respect in the eyes of the world.


Does Melania Care?

As most U.S. readers know, there has been major hullabaloo related to the jacket Melania wore as she boarded the plane on her way to visit one of the immigration centers. Most people are totally “up-in-arms” and severely condemn her for the jacket message.

If you are one of these people, I’d like to present an alternate theory. Most of you will discard it immediately; however, I’m requesting you take at least a few moments to give it some thought.

I contend that Melania may very well have been sending a message to her husband with that jacket. Think about it. He’s the one who seems to have absolutely NO concern for what he’s doing to these families.

She, on the other hand, expressed her personal feelings in a recent CNN interview by saying she “hates to see children separated from their families.”

Further, CNN reported the following:

Just before President Trump told reporters he would reverse course and seek to keep the families together in detention, a White House official said that “from the start Mrs. Trump has been encouraging the president to do all he can to keep families together.”

PLUS … she made a personal (without introductory fanfare) trip to the affected area. True, she didn’t really see the “down and dirty” part of the situation, but considering her status, that’s not surprising. Plus, the point is … she made the trip, which is more than tRumpsky has done.

So, my question is … could she not have been mimicking HIM through the jacket message? Could she not have been saying “YES! I really do care! Which is why I’m making this trip.”

Let’s take it a step further. There is little doubt in my mind that she is extremely unhappy with her husband about the Stormy Daniels (and others) situation. Since it isn’t something she would ever discuss in public (unless she planned to divorce him … highly unlikely), could this not be a way for her to “get back at him” publicly?

Considering she was severely condemned for her actions, there’s no doubt it was an extremely poor decision on her part to use the jacket for the purposes I’ve suggested. Nevertheless, is it not worth considering?

Further, to me, the fact that she made the trip at all just doesn’t coalesce with the jacket message.

Humdinger Indeed!

You simply MUST visit this link (if you haven’t already).

Background: tRumpsky held a “humdinger” of a press conference at the G7 meeting (before he hurried off to his BIGLY meeting with Kim Jong-un). A reporter went through the official White House transcript and pulled out some of the more memorable lines.

We are soooo fortunate to have such a well-spoken leader representing the U.S.

Don’t Mess With Me! I’m the King!

This article confirms what I’ve been saying all along. Trump is running things as a CEO (Chief Executive Officer), not as a President. And certainly not as the PRESIDENT of the (entire) UNITED STATES!

Trump Goes It Alone

FYI –The CEO is the highest ranking executive (in a company) whose responsibilities include high-level strategy, major corporate decisions, and overall operations. (In some organizations, the CEO is called the “president.”)

The CEO is largely responsible for the success or failure of an organization, and because of the inherent pressure involved with the position, it takes a very strong person to do the job well (which Trump is … just ask him).

The bulk of a CEO’s daily interaction often occurs with only a handful of people — who are expected to give honest and open feedback. However, as many individuals are reluctant to counter a CEO’s actions/decisions, this is often not the case. (Sound familiar?)

Abortion, Restaurant Shooting, No. Korea, LBGT

Sometimes there are so many things going on in the world, it’s difficult to focus on just one. So I’ve decided to temporarily abandon my usual singular subject post and cover a multitude of topics.

Repeal of Abortion Ban in Ireland

The women are celebrating … the Christians are complaining.

I’ve written before on this very touchy subject so I won’t go into a long, drawn-out commentary except to say I’m thrilled the vote went the way it did. It’s way past time to overturn antiquated laws that deny women’s rights. Go women of Ireland!

Shooting in Oklahoma Restaurant 

The NRA folks are just giddy that “good guys” with guns stepped in at an Oklahoma restaurant shooting. Yippee! Hooray! Justification for not only owning a gun, but running to get it out of the car and shooting the bad guy. Yet they have little to say when someone walks into a school with an assault rifle in their immediate possession and kills innocent children and young people!

There’s something else that’s disturbing about this story. One news source reported the incident as follows: “A man who believed he had been under demonic attacks drove to an Oklahoma restaurant and indiscriminately fired at a crowd.” Did you notice the most important words in this sentence? What do those words tell you about the attacker?

Meeting with No. Korea

There’s not much to say about this except that I truly hope it doesn’t take place. As many of you recognize, our president is NOT the Great Negotiator he thinks he is. Further, his primary goal is not to reach any kind of peace agreement with Kim Jong-un, but to enhance his own ego for (finally) accomplishing something notable as POTUS. (Side note: Several in his administration disagree with his decision to go forward, but of course tRumpsky knows best!)

Supreme Court Decision on Discrimination

It seems a decision is forthcoming on the “wedding cake” fiasco. The matter of general discrimination against LGBT people is still being discussed.  The latter is the all-important one as it determines whether businesses can avoid complying with anti-discrimination measures in serving customers, hiring and firing employees, providing health care, and placing children with foster or adoptive parents simply based on religious objections.

To those of us who have strong feelings related to the imposition of religion into the general population, it’s simply unfathomable that human beings (of which we all are) can be denied certain things simply because they don’t fit the parameters of the Christian faith.

OK — I’ve said my piece. The floor is open.