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John R. HallSorry for the gap in articles, but I have the flu, and hives have covered my body. Neither of which are any fun. Nor is this: recapping some of our wacky president’s madcap assertions since his ascension into the Oval Office. That sacred room located in the newly renamed White House, now called the Slaughterhouse. The name change is due to Trump and the Right White GOP systematically cutting and slicing away at our democracy, at our safeguards, at our moral standing in the international community, and at the very fabric of what Made America Great.

 

Trump’s delusional contentions run the entire gamut from the largest audience in attendance for a presidential inauguration, to being wiretapped by former President Obama. Interspersed in there, just to keep the faithful’s eyes glazed over, and to keep the press and the opposition occupied and off balance and dumbfounded, are alternative facts, skewed stats, and flippant remarks. Everyone of them, when you get down to it, are outright lies from the righteous Right.

 

We’ll get down to the wiretap non-gate in a moment. First, here’s a sampling of the bullshit that we have had to put up with from that bombastic bastard of a buffoon named Trump who holds court in the Slaughterhouse: the murder rate is highest in 47 years; in-spite of exonerating DNA evidence, the Central Park Five should be put to death; 3-5 million votes cast illegally robbing Trump of the popular vote win, unemployment stats are phony and should be at 28, 29, 35 even as high as 42 percent (Trump has come to believe the unemployment stats are factual since the rate fell slightly); and now occupying center ring in the GOP’s circus is Trump’s declaration that Obama tapped his wires; ad infinitum….

 

No one needs to go to Disneyland anymore to get dizzy. Just stay at home and read Trump’s tweets, they’re the best E-ticket around. All of this would be hilarious if not for the horrific potential that the president holds in his non-Twitter hand – the launch codes. You do realize that Trump is delusional, right? On March 13, 2017, Slaughterhouse Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that Trump still fervently believes that 3-5 million votes were cast illegally in the 2016 election. That stance stands in the face of statements from individual States’ election oversight committees which are charged with voter fraud detection; they all basically say Trump’s belief is absurd. Naturally, Trump provides no evidence to substantiate his claim (neither for this one, or for the almost daily barrage of other phony claims he makes). Again, you do realize that Trump holds the launch codes in his hands, right?

 

The Congressional oversight committee investigating Trump’s wiretapping claim issued a deadline for Trump to provide proof that wiretapping occurred. That deadline came and went, with Trump’s team asking for an extension “to determine what if any responsive documents may exist.” In other words, when Trump made the claim, he had no evidence to spew such an accusation. And now, Trump’s team is in a tizzy. Since they’re prevented, or are incapable of saying “the president is delusional and don’t listen to him,” they are forced to prolong the charade.

 

The closest anyone has come to letting us know that our president is not to be taken seriously was when Slaughterhouse Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked by “NBC’s Peter Alexander … whether Americans ‘can trust it to be real’ when the president comments on something. ‘If he’s not joking, of course’, Spicer replied,” as reported by The Hill. That happened on March 13, 2017. In all my 58-years of living, of being an American, I was never once told that the President of the United States is a joking matter. I guess grandpa was right, “If you pay attention, you’ll learn something new every day.”

 

The Invisible Man is a movie from the 1930s in which Claude Rains played the unseen lead. Like Rains’ character which was conjured up from Hollywood’s creative minds, Trump’s claims are equally ridiculous, irrational, foolish, absurd, strange and simply silly. They’d be dismissed as tomfoolery or movie magic had he not won the Electoral College and now sits his balloon ass behind the Resolute Desk in the Slaughterhouse. Since he does sit there, with nukes in hand – We The People should be horrified by his presidential delusional decrees. I truly expect the next tweet to come from Trump will be: “Claude Rains has the evidence proving Obama Tapp [sic] me. We are working on an anti-cloaking device now. We need another extension to produce the evidence.”

 

On March 20, 2017, congress will begin its official hearings on the validity of the claim that Obama ordered wiretapping of Trump and his team. House Intelligence Committee Republicans spokesman Jack Langer has said: “If the committee does not receive a response by then, the Committee will ask for this information during the March 20 hearing and may resort to a compulsory process if our questions continue to go unanswered.”

 

Tick-tock, Mr. President: the countdown to what’s in your heart has begun.

 

Post Scriptum: “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick….” (Jeremiah 17:9).

 

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