• S.O.S. — America Needs Our Help, Time to Get to Work

    May 12, 2017

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    Posted in: Democracy, Trump

    We are tearing ourselves apart. If we do not stop we will destroy our nation. You wanted a crisis? You got one.

    A significant number of Americans believe Russia changed the course of our last presidential election. Some/Many believe Trump would not be president had it not been for Russia. Some believe Trump himself is under the control of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, either because Trump accepted cash payments, owes Putin for the electoral victory quid pro quo, is deeply in debt to someone in Russia, and/or is the subject of blackmail over a golden showers video.

    Meanwhile, many Americans believe members of Trump’s administration are basically in the same pot, run as one would run spies in a Cold War thriller. Other Americans are convinced in turns that Trump is mentally ill, and/or that his actions as president are designed solely around furthering his own business interests.

    No detail is too small, no action too insignificant to promote a new conspiracy theory. Things have gotten to the point where otherwise reasonable and intelligent people imagine a foreign diplomat staying a night or two at a Trump hotel, as opposed to the Hyatt or Hilton, sways policy over a couple of hundred bucks.

    And keep in mind most of what Americans “believe” about this election and Russia is based on little-to-no evidence, just rumors and leaks.

    All of this is, in many minds, also leading us without fail toward nuclear war, maybe with China, maybe Russia, maybe North Korea. Trump, they believe, will literally destroy the world, and we are thus literally living in The End of Days. People believe that Trump must be removed from office as a matter of both national survival and personal life or death.

    This has led to a large number of Americans hoping and wishing that something terrible will happen. Maybe an Emoluments Clause-based impeachment. Maybe a military coup. Perhaps evocation of the 25th Amendment where Mike Pence and the Cabinet conduct their own coup-let. Or jail; some investigation will lead to charges of treason and he’s off to Supermax. Or maybe someone in The Resistance will just shoot the Cheeto bastard.

    People, calm down. Just calm down.

    Donald Trump is president. I know you hate him, I really get that, especially all you 25-45 year old Ivy League educated east coast media people. Trump probably hates you, too. But calm down. This isn’t about you.

    What once were conspiracy theories barely worthy of a B movie script are now discussed as fact by serious academics and writers. Journalistic standards that once put a high price on building a story out of unnamed sources are thrown out the window. Declaiming the rough edges of politics as constitutional crises, and running Op-Eds every weekday announcing democracy is over or the Republic is in peril, none of that helps.

    Encouraging people to wish for, hope for, dream of, a real crisis, which is what a first-ever change of leadership via impeachment would be, is very dangerous. It is unclear how an America as well-armed and as divided culturally as we are now would handle that. It is not a test we would want to take.

    So here’s a better way.

    Some part of the U.S. government has been looking into what Russia did or did not do during our election heading into close to a year, maybe longer, now. America boasts of the most incredible electronic dragnet in human history — collect it all, says the NSA. If there are real examples of real collusion in our election (as opposed to rumors, greedy idiots lapping up consultant fees, and reams of unnamed sources leaking) it is time to lance the boil and let our nation deal with it.

    Chips fall where they may. But dragging this out, allowing anyone in Washington with the phone number of a journalist to get a story, however incredible or nonsensical, on the front pages, has to stop.

    See, we have real things to fix in America. Our healthcare system is a mess. Income inequality and racial issues are tearing us apart. We are at war, seemingly indefinitely, across the globe. We need help.

    Hillary lost, she is no longer on the game board. Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, whoever, they’ll get a chance, but not for four more years. You cannot impeach a president for incompetence or stupidity. There is no do-over for the 2016 election, there is just us now.

    Trump is president and if for some reason during the next four years not him, then Mike Pence. That’s what we’ve got to work with, no more and no less. Please let one of them get to work.

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  • Recent Comments

    • Traven said...


      “Other Americans are convinced in turns that Trump is mentally ill,”

      Is a ‘narcissistic sociopath’ mentally ill?
      There are many around and most dictators show this malady. The American people are rightfully concerned about our newly elected leader who has in a little over three months tuned back the clock on the underpinnings of our social contract built up over the last 65 years.If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck it is a dictator in the making.Be very concerned!

      05/12/17 5:06 AM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...


      “Hi Ho, Hi Ho” …

      05/12/17 6:43 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Peter, if you can’t talk freely just blink twice.

      05/12/17 7:03 AM | Comment Link

    • wemeantwell said...


      I’m blinking frantically, but it may just be another micro-stroke coming on

      05/12/17 8:58 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      We ARE getting to work. Trump will be back in his golden tower after the 2018 election. The majority didn’t want this orange clown running the circus. Earth Dog Sick Pence none the wiser will be a bigger disaster, of course. But hey America, you made this bed. Now it is time for your golden shower.

      05/12/17 7:07 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Humpty Trumpie has a cracked eggshell:

      CBS: In January, Mr. Trump invited Comey to have dinner with him at the White House, and in the course of their conversation, the president asked Comey if he would pledge his loyalty to him. The FBI director declined, but he replied to the president that he would always be honest.

      The emperor does have clothes: a straightjacket that is HUUUUUUGE.

      05/12/17 7:19 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...


      Can civil America avoid a messy collapse if its government becomes unanchored? Don’t forgot that we are exceptional and Jesus is coming back with a moratorium on all our car loans and mortgage obligations.

      05/12/17 8:54 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Frank Zappa hit the nail, “The Government is the entertainment division of the military-surveillance industrial complex.”

      05/12/17 9:01 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      One wonders what it will take for the hardcore Trumpie to admit “I knew he was crazy but not THIS crazy.” Perhaps the peepee tape or a tape of Trumpie giving lip service to rasPutin in the Oral Office.

      Trumpie just tweeted, “you better hope there are no tapes.”

      For Amerikas sake or his?

      05/12/17 9:15 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Trumpies favorite place is the Russian Pee Room. Trumpie used to love leaks.

      05/12/17 9:21 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Your presidense is out to lunch: it is not noon yet and the orange clown has already threatened Comey with leaking and ending daily WH press briefings.

      Maybe I was too optimistic with the 2018 resignation date.

      05/12/17 9:35 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Call your congressman and tell the orange clown, You’re fired.

      05/12/17 9:37 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Will Comey be the first drone victim inside the US?

      05/12/17 10:25 AM | Comment Link

    • StarkNakedTruth said...


      Define collusion.

      Voting machines flipped? Tin Foil hats rigged?
      Ballot boxes stuffed by Russian moles?

      05/12/17 10:49 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Can you top Trumpie in lying? Caitlin Jenner just did: Transsexual surgery wasn’t as bad as you would think.

      05/12/17 11:30 AM | Comment Link

    • StarkNakedTruth said...


      “Can you top Trumpie in lying?”

      Hillary Clinton:

      “Again, looking back, it would’ve been better for me to use two separate phones and two email accounts. I thought using one device would be simpler, and obviously, it hasn’t worked out that way.”

      And the whoppers don’t stop there…how much time do you have?

      05/12/17 11:44 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...


      There is a bizarre silver lining-aspect to high unemployment and even higher under-employment and trying to treat us like drones —

      We are free to act. The increasingly-robotic like work culture we have frees our time to think on serious matters and act

      Thanks in large part to Republicans and Democrats failing to revitalize the economy, get the work force really working (those of us who worked in government know the stats on jobs, the economic, etc are chock full of errors). Not to mention their screwing with the political system

      The Soviets used to visit or call unemployed people to the police station and ask why they weren’t working – they were full aware of the dangers of people with too much time on their hands

      05/12/17 11:49 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      S.O.S. save our ship

      All the Repugnicans rats are heading for the life boats as the Trump Titanic slowly sinks.

      05/12/17 12:55 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      What else was he hiding under the surface? it was just the tip of the iceberg.

      05/12/17 12:58 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Trumpie better worry who is gonna grab his pussy in his orange prison suit.

      05/12/17 12:59 PM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...


      N0 ! Teh Criminal CLINTON POS de Resistance REMAINS 0nboard and Uncankle-chained !! Fiat justitia ruat clinton (Let justice be done, though the Clintons may fall.) !!!

      05/12/17 1:03 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Trumpie: I stand for nothing. It is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with perfect accuracy! I could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not get arrested. Geez, what the fuck do I have to say to get kicked out of this stinking job?

      05/12/17 2:20 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Earth Dog Sick Pence none the wiser is hard at work…on Trump’s pardon.

      05/12/17 2:40 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Follow the money: British bookmakers are taking massive bets that Trumpie will leave office before his term ends. You get less than even money on the wager. If you feel really lucky you can try to pick the month and day for really big payoffs…almost as big as the one Trump is getting from his Russian gangsters. For example, Nov. 21, 2018 pays 12,000 to 1.

      05/12/17 5:05 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck said...


      How’s that Made in the USA worm doing? Hi ho.

      05/12/17 6:47 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      It’s off to jail he goes…

      05/12/17 7:23 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      “Let one of them get to work.”

      No. Let’s do the Repugnicans strategy and block everything this clown tries to do.

      “Trump’s worldview, based on hundreds of interviews in the last year and a half, as well as an extensive, ongoing study of what he’s said and done for decades, is that everybody is out to get everybody. Life is a zero-sum struggle, and you’re on your own. For him to win, others must lose. “Man is the most vicious of all animals,” Trump told People in 1981.

      “The world is a horrible place,” he wrote in Think Big in 2007. “Lions kill for food, but people kill for sport. People try to kill you mentally, especially if you are on top. We all have friends who want everything we have. They want our money, our business, house, car, wife, and dog. Those are our friends. Our enemies are even worse! You have got to protect yourself in life.”

      “To think there’s any logic beyond self-preservation is wrong,” one Trump source told me. “He doesn’t give a crap who he fires,” Nusbaum said, “if he can stop the investigation or slow it down.”

      Slow it down. Now that’s the ticket.

      05/13/17 8:41 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Do you actually think that has a chance?

      Everything and everyone is so polarized… Nutcases on both sides , spending their days spreading information and mis-information…

      Just to spread discontent….

      Wanna be social arsonists that just want… And deeply Need to be right….

      That they just want everything to burn…..


      05/13/17 10:14 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Mitch, welcome back.

      05/13/17 11:37 AM | Comment Link

    • StarkNakedTruth said...



      May I also add that angry, mad and full of hate is a hell of way to go through life.


      Take note.

      05/13/17 12:49 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Some day, I owe you a drink.

      Rich….. I could tell you the very fine examples of just pure evil I have been fighting…. But somehow… I think you would just feed on it.


      05/13/17 4:22 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...


      Couple fine examples of the insanity….

      The first…. Everything MLK died for…. Its gone….this is just plain wrong!!!

      The second…..
      A fine example of the insanity…..neat term though….

      “Trump derangement syndrome.”….

      TDS….. Sounds like another company ComCast is buying….



      05/13/17 6:00 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...



      Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

      PS: If you’re not pissing ’em off, you’re not doing it right.

      05/14/17 11:58 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Mitch, you’re a good man.

      05/14/17 11:58 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      SOS- these clowns always get trapped by their same old shit

      Where are the missing 18 minutes of tape recordings of Trumpie’s meeting in the Oval Office with his Russian handlers?

      05/14/17 1:36 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Job announcement: FBI Director

      Job requirement: must pledge loyalty to Donald Trump

      05/14/17 1:48 PM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Thank You. I Really try very hard to be…..

      In some cases….. Such as one I’m … Dealing… with now… Try that resolve…. Greatly.

      To harm a child…Multiple children…..over years….decades…. With scars that never show… And never go away. That can never be tolerated. I have Personally listened to multiple accounts.
      Yet, in Arkansas…. such horrid things are tolerated.
      It is truly horrifying to me the things corrupt law enforcement will hide… To cover their own sins. And their cash flow.

      God Bless Texas, for If this had been discovered in Texas… The Rangers would already have solved this. Any way necessary.

      On the other side…. The White House… Did Respond… And are Responding. Which is helping me keep my rage on a leash. Just have to work on patience, now.

      I have a very hard time believing that response would have occured in the Prior eight years.

      If this Administration does nothing else ( and does not get a nuclear war) then it is worth it. And that is saying a lot.

      It is equally horrifying to me…. That it requires contacting the White House to get Federal Agencies… That have been Tasked with stopping things like this…. To do their Fucking JOBS!!!!!

      Sort of sorry for venting….. But my personal belief is anyone who does not do everything in their power to stop things like this…. Just needs to remove themselves from the math.
      Who is worse…. The one who does it…. Or those that cover it up.

      If you have contacts that can help, feel free to put them in touch with Peter, for my email address.

      All the heat that can be applied, is needed and necessary. And by Heat…. I mean a raging Inferno!!!


      05/14/17 2:04 PM | Comment Link

    • LJ said...


      I am greatful to you for writing this blog. Sometimes I think that all America has gone crazy – then you post another blog and I am reassured that at least one is still sane.

      05/15/17 12:16 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Mitch, you are right, we have to protect our children when the Feds wont.

      Dozens of farmworkers were pulled out of the fields last week after they were poisoned by a chemical that was recently approved by President Donald Trump’s administration — even though the previous administration had taken steps to ban it.

      KTEG reported that at least 50 farmworkers were exposed to the pesticide on Friday, causing cabbage harvesting operations to be shut down at Dan Andrews Farms.

      “We started getting an odor, pesticide odor, coming in from the mandarin orchards west of our field,” Dan Andrews supervisor Efron Zavalza told the station.

      Zavalza explained that Vulcan pesticide, which contains a poison called chlorpyrifos, was sprayed on the orchards the night before workers came to work the cabbage fields.

      “I’m not pointing fingers or saying it was done incorrectly. It was just an unfortunate thing the way it was drifted. The wind came and pushed everything east and you know we were caught in the path,” he observed.

      KTEG confirmed that “[t]welve people reported symptoms of vomiting, nausea and one person fainted.” The station also noted that more than half of the 50 workers left the scene before medical services arrived.

      According to Mother Jones, the Obama administration had taken steps to effectively ban the use of chlorpyrifos, but that changed after Trump appointed Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA.

      05/15/17 11:08 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      : A new study found children with mothers who lived less than one mile from fields treated with organophosphate pesticides during pregnancy were about 60 percent more likely to have autism than children whose mothers did not live close to treated fields. Most of the women lived in the Sacramento Valley.

      When women in the second trimester lived near fields treated with chlorpyrifos – the most commonly applied organophosphate pesticide – their children were 3.3 times more likely to have autism, according to the study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

      Chlorpyrifos, once widely used to kill insects in homes and gardens, was banned for residential use in 2001 after it was linked to neurological effects in children. It is still widely used on crops, including nut trees, alfalfa, vegetables and fruits.

      05/15/17 11:12 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Its not that kind of hurt…. These things are evil.

      Nothing as benign as poisoning future generations…. This is truely evil.


      05/15/17 6:36 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Peter is right, it is time for America to get to work and get rid of threats to national security.

      President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended revealing highly classified information to the Russian government by claiming he had the “absolute right” to tell them whatever he wanted.

      What’s next, covert CIA agent identities? Cant wait to see the redacted Daily Intel reports Demented Donald gets tomorrow.

      05/16/17 7:35 AM | Comment Link

    • Mitch said...



      Would you prefer the people who did this?…. As if every person on the planet did not know this already.



      05/16/17 8:14 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Peter was threatened with jail by some dumbass DS FLying Monkeys for merely LINKING his blog to Wikileaks.

      Jughead tells the Russkies VERY HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INTELL that even Wikileaks wouldnt post and nothing?

      The Repugnicans are setting a low standard for the next Democrat presidense.

      05/16/17 9:30 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      SOS loose lips sink ships…and Trump’s term in office. Get your bets down that SUPREME DUFUS doesnt last four years before they take the bet off the board.

      05/16/17 9:33 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Those dumbasses in DS also threaten State employees with releasing UNCLASSIFIED BUT SENSITIVE information. But if the presidense does it, it is not a crime. The fish rots from the head.

      05/16/17 9:37 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      My cousin Paul says DS agents routinely leak classified information, but DS has a different standard for its own. Honor among thieves.

      05/16/17 9:39 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Trump couldnt be a bigger threat to this country if he was a Russian agent.

      05/16/17 9:16 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      And no, Republican Reds are not Commie sympathizers.

      05/16/17 9:43 PM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      But they are stupid:

      Post reports Comey memo was shared w/ DOJ. If Sessions knew this when he signed off on his firing, his position is toast.

      05/17/17 9:52 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Earth Dog Sick Pence none the wiser may be smarter than he appears. He planned the whole thing. Guess who gets to be our next presidense.

      05/17/17 9:53 AM | Comment Link

    • RICH BAUER said...


      Until then, will somebody PLEASE hide the nuclear football!

      05/17/17 5:40 PM | Comment Link

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