• Quick Update, End-of-the-World

    March 29, 2017

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    Posted in: Economy, Iran, Trump



    Well, just checking in from my bunker. After taking inventory of my canned goods and ammunition, I thought I’d look into how some of the media’s predictions have been playing out over the first weeks of the new administration.

    — No nuclear wars.

    — No wars with China, Russia, Iran or North Korea. Same wars Obama started or escalated still going strong.

    — No diplomatic breakdown because of Taiwan. No change in U.S. “Two China Policy.”

    — No new wars anywhere.

    — NATO and alliances with Australia, Japan, etc. still intact.

    — No mass resignations among government employees. CIA, NSA, and State Department still open for business.

    — No coups.

    — 1st Amendment, and others, still in place.

    — No impeachment, no invocation of Emoluments Clause, 25th Amendment, formal charges of treason.

    — Congress has approved Cabinet nominees.

    — No roundups of POC, women, journalists, LGBTQ, deportations are still below Obama-era headcount of 2.5 million deported, highest under any presidency.

    — Stock market did not crash.

    — No psychological break down by Trump leading to anarchy, war, etc.

    — No signs of capitulation to Putin.

    — U.S. justice system and courts still open and functioning.



    I will keep an eye on all this, and update as necessary.

    BONUS: I don’t like Trump. This post is a criticism of his critics and the media for all their idiot fear-mongering.

    BONUS BONUS: Someone will respond “Yes, but it’s only been _____ weeks, so you never know.” This is true because no one knows the future, but it is also irrelevant because I am writing about what has already (not) happened.




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  • Recent Comments

    • RICH BAUER said...

      1

      Not so fast, Peter. While it appears we are living in Trump’s ultimate bad reality show, we all could be dead and in hell having to watch the sad rerun over and over and over….

      03/29/17 7:45 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      2

      How else can you explain the cast of damned souls we watch parade before America? It’s hair razing.

      “Go straight to hell’: Angela Rye smacks Bill O’Reilly for racial attack on Maxine Waters’ hair.

      Don’t bother, We’re here.

      03/29/17 7:49 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      3

      “Lock Her Up” has not happened. Obama has stopped bombing people of color.

      03/29/17 8:22 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      4

      Trump has bombed “the shit out of” people of color. Back to my bunker.

      03/29/17 8:24 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      5

      Who would ever think the sexist Fox shitheads would be racists too?

      03/29/17 9:03 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      6

      BillO keeps this up and he is gonna lose Fox’s audience of angry old white people who are afraid of black people.

      03/29/17 9:11 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      7

      Peter.

      Your Smartass side is improving….

      And….

      One that just says it all….” I feel fine”…..

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GFRcFm-aY#

      M

      03/29/17 9:43 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      8

      PS.

      Rich… You should feel honored…. Peter wrote today’s essay…. All about you.

      But he left off checking the supplies of DVD’s and Toilet Paper.

      M

      03/29/17 9:46 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      9

      Breaking “Fake News…” * Trump accused of having sex with daughter!* Bill Clinton responds… “I did not have sex with that women”. He seems depressed. Wage Peace. The D and R’s are BS.

      03/29/17 9:52 AM | Comment Link

    • StarkNakedTruth said...

      10

      RIP Chicken Little.

      03/29/17 10:50 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      11

      Starknaked.

      I thought ‘Chicken Little’s ‘ first name was Rachel. As is Madow.

      M

      “End of the world as we know it, and I feel fine… ” REM.

      M

      03/29/17 11:39 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      12

      Well

      It is the end of the world for some people…..as the truth comes out.

      If you read between the lines…. I do believe this woman admitted to being the source of the intel community leaks…..

      And she’s taking “senior white house staff ” down with her.

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/29/former-obama-official-discloses-rush-to-get-intelligence-on-trump-team.html

      M

      03/29/17 11:48 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      13

      Mildew is bad.

      03/29/17 12:14 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      14

      Smell you later!

      03/29/17 12:15 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      15

      Chuck.

      Trump’s daughter would absolutely kick Bill’s ass if he tried… Besides…. She’s to old for him.

      Bill likes the 11 to 14 age group.

      M

      03/29/17 12:22 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

      16

      Last bullet debatable : serial demonstrable perjurer, criminal record destroyer and CGI RIC0 BaRacketeer ( & Company) $till At-LARGE !
      https://libertyblitzkrieg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Screen-Shot-2016-03-15-at-11.00.50-AM.jpg
      Press The CHARGE$, Donald “Justice” Trump & Congress !!

      03/29/17 1:03 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

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      03/29/17 2:39 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      18

      So….

      Why am I guessing this is a friend of a few people that run around this blog?
      Peter?… Rich?…. Couple others….?????

      See some serious trouble coming.

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39439159

      M

      03/29/17 11:06 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      19

      Please lIke me on Facebook, and Tweet me.

      03/30/17 9:21 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      20

      CNBC interviewer of Putin Conference today was good, a journalist! Putin quote regarding U.S. speak…”Idle talk suitable for media”! Off to watch Rocky and Bullwinkle. Have a nice day. PPP’s

      03/30/17 9:24 AM | Comment Link

    • Jonathan L. Seagull said...

      21

      Peter, you missed a BIG ONE!! The deportations that began during Obama’s presidency have continued under Trump, only he brought them to media attention!

      03/30/17 10:32 AM | Comment Link

    • Traven said...

      22

      Hitler took power in 1933 and didn’t start WW II until 1939.
      Are we to wait around patiently until Trump has full control of all levers of power before we start to get worried?

      03/30/17 10:46 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      23

      We need a condom for internet protection. Lee Camp Be safe! Have a nice day.

      03/30/17 11:27 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      24

      Peter, here is a good topic for your sequel to GHOSTS:

      Across large swaths of the country, disability has reshaped scores of mostly white, almost exclusively rural communities, where as many as one-third of working-age adults live on monthly disability checks, according to a Post analysis. The increases have been worse in working-class areas, worse still in communities where residents are older, and worst of all in places with shrinking populations and few immigrants.

      Trump supporters take note.

      03/30/17 1:57 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      25

      Famous quote of the day… “I know nothing” Sgt. Shultz, U.S. TV (State?).

      03/30/17 3:00 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      26

      Rich.

      First…. ” according to a Post analysis. “…. When the Hell has the Post ever done that correctly???

      Second….

      How the hell did you come up with the logic to tie that to Trump?

      M

      03/30/17 4:13 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

      27

      Chuck- you win the prize for the most prescient and sadly fitting reference (Sgt Shultz) to this whole American governing farce. I owe you an E cocktail.

      03/30/17 4:33 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...

      28

      John, I know nothing, continue…

      03/30/17 4:51 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      29

      Trump is In Like Flynn.

      He is sooooooo fuckkkkkked.

      03/30/17 9:37 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      30

      Would Putin have Flynn silenced like the Russians who are dropping like flies?

      03/30/17 9:52 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      31

      Will Trump be allowed only one tweet a day in prison?

      03/30/17 10:30 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...

      32

      So…. Rich….

      I guess your lack of response…. Is still a response…

      Here you go again….

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39439159

      M

      03/30/17 10:33 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      33

      We plead the 25th

      Assuming Flynn doesn’t plead the 5th

      Congress can appoint a body with no medical expertise whatsoever. Because the 25th Amendment does not require a medical diagnosis or consultation with medical professionals, Congress could even appoint members of its own ranks to the panel. This approach could give Congress the ability to enforce its own criteria for presidential fitness. For example, Congress could deem the President “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” if he is unable to be trusted with classified information by intelligence agencies. Congress could even use the threat of removal to exercise additional leverage over the President’s actions.

      03/30/17 10:54 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      34

      Former national security adviser Michael Flynn denied in an FBI interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Moscow’s ambassador to the United States, contradicting transcripts of intercepted communications between the two men, the Washington Post reported

      Felony conviction can mean Goodbye pension, unless Flynn strikes a deal.

      Flynn: It was all Trump’s idea. He told me to do it. That’s why he waited three weeks to force me to resign. He and that lunatic Bannon were trying to find another excuse.

      03/30/17 11:09 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

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      WE the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

      Abraham Lincoln

      03/30/17 11:13 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...

      36

      Flynn’s flipping takes the wind out of gasbag Nunes pathetic attempt to blowup a federal case out of the unmasking of “innocent” US citizens caught in NSA intercepts of foreign communications. Flynn nor Nunes apparently never heard of Stellar Wind.

      03/30/17 11:28 PM | Comment Link

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