Trump and global $ecurity …now there’s a perfect oxymoron

clip_image002…Trump and global $ecurity …now there’s a perfect oxymoron…

Global security for Trump is when his “brand” is dominate worldwide … whereas security for others is when America ceases to be a “warmonger”…

actually thought t Arizona Governor Ducey had YOUR back

clip_image002…And what…???

…You actually thought t Arizona Governor Ducey had YOUR back…???

…Do you NOT know, believe, understand and accept that Ducey is owned and merely a puppet for Koch Bro$ and Trump…

U really awake …U really see…???

imageU really awake U really see…???

Yup, it is time to wake up

There are roses to smell

Sun rises and sunsets to behold

If fortunate enough the heart of another to love and cherish

Tea behold the bounty and beauty Mother Nature has gifted to us

The generosity a stranger willingly gifts to another

A kaleidoscope of color of children in a community park playing

A covey of quall as they scurry about

A Seeing-Eye dog alertly leading a smartly attired man

A flock of geese tranquilly floating about

A dog and cat cautiously checking the other out

Watching an apple fall from a tree

A fish jump in a pond

The flight of birds suddenly startled

In awe as a humpback whale surfaces and frolics about

The grandeur as the Rocky Mountains appear

How small are we in the midst of a redwood forest

A band of wild horses freely running about steadfastly following a leader they trust

With the car window down the rushing water beckons, stop, come and see

Driving the Navajo Indian reservation a flash of lightening appears then comes a cloud burst

In an instant a moment before a dry arroyo, now a torrent of red muddy water

Passing a Hogan we lock to see, are they traditional, their door facing the East..?

As we drive the “res” at night, we cross our finger hoping not to see another Native American passed out along the road, victim of “white man’s-fire-water” used to subdue so long ago

WOW, a brilliant blue ocean to behold and all those bikinis…what a sight

Dust is thick ahead, signals uranium ore trucks hard at work, to the crusher they head

Once processed fuel it becomes, to stoke the nuclear fuel power plant, lighting Phoenix and much of the southwest

Sun glistens off a ribbon of water heading East across a barren desert landscape

Yes …  it’s the CAP carrying pumped Colorado River water to residents of Phoenix and Tucson and to irrigate our desert farm lands

Look it’s Temple Square so this must be Salt Lake City, Utah home of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir… what an incredible voice they resonate

Off to the west is The Great Salt Lake and Bonneville Salt Flats where racers worldwide risk life and limb to get their name in the record book

Farther west it’s the “biggest little city in the world” – Reno – where unlimited gambling abounds … unfettered 24/7

Don’t forget Lake Tahoe … what a sight …and at one time 105 feet down one could clearly see…but not today 70 feet and likely tomorrow even less

The lush irrigated farmlands of Central California’s valley … providing delectable vegetables for most of America to enjoy…extended drought and climate change appear to radically changed that…what tomorrow brings we do not know

Off Washington State’s San Juan Islands giant salmon fish farms stretch…home to “factory” Franken fish… Can you say GMO

Journeying north we expect to see lots of ice….but there’s none…where’s it gone … is it climate change or it is not…or do we even care…?

Down in America’s Deep South … hurricanes Harvey and Irma screamed about creating a Hell of a mess … creating questions as to how quickly and how much will it cost to make the area livable once again

It’s that time of year again …football season … is upon us now …from the little guys to the pros put on your helmet and hit’em hard, hit’m low, even hit’em in the head… remember…just win.

…And don’t forget Trump … you know… our President … following Harvey and Irma’s path is leaving quite a trail of crap of his own…

Now you’re up to date, no need to tune in any TV talking-heads…

And now, have a good day…

easier to move about when there are NO eyes on you

…It is far easier to move about when there are NO eyes on you…

Donald Trump Jr. wants to give up Secret Service protection

The president’s son reportedly told friends he wants more privacy.

By Carol D. Leonnig  •  Read more »

What don’t you choose to accept … Hillary is vindictive…

…What don’t you choose to accept … Hillary is vindictive…

So Why Did Hillary Clinton Kick Up the Dust with Bernie Sanders All Over Again?

By Les Leopold, AlterNet

So much for party unity. READ MORE»

question whether we will be around to actually see this “change”…

…We apparently voted for change and we are damn sure getting it…

…Manny question whether we will be around to actually see this “change”…


President Trump, at the U.N., threatened to “totally destroy North Korea.” He called its leader a “rocket man” on a “suicide mission.”

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 10:29 AM EDT


Leaders from around the globe take the lectern at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. It’s a particularly big moment for President Trump, who addressed the world gathering for the first time.


ROGUE REGIME … Many world leaders see America in that light… President Donald Trump warned of "rogue regimes" on Tuesday, speaking before the United Nations General Assembly during what he described as "a time of both immense promise and great peril."

"Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity," Trump said. "Authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since World War II."

The president touted his administration’s success but added that international criminal networks traffic drugs, weapons and people, and threaten America’s borders and menace its citizens with new technology.

"To put it simply," he said, "we meet at a time of both immense promise and great peril. It is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair."

Read more:

Trump to lay out vision of U.S. role in the world, focusing on ‘outcomes, not ideology’

The president’s nationalist agenda has led to widespread anxiety among the American allies and partners gathered for the U.N. General Assembly.

By David Nakamura and Anne Gearan  •  Read more » ……. America’s outcome is tied to 700 billion dollars in defense money Trump can use to KILL those nations and people who choose not to accept his brand of democracy and freedom…


China, Russia conduct joint drills near North Korea

…  ahead of UN general assembly meetingDiscussions involving North Korea is expected to feature significantly in the United Nations General Assembly meeting scheduled for this week.Russia and China have carried out a joint military exercise near North Korea, according to a Xinhua report.The allies conducted the drills after repeated provocative missile launches by North Korea, which have been met with calls for a peaceful solution from both countries. The North’s most recent launch…  Read full article at website »

U.S. warns that time is running out for peaceful solution with North Korea

President Trump, who referred to Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” in a Sunday morning tweet, will confront the looming crisis at his first U.N. General Assembly meeting this week.

By David Nakamura and Anne Gearan  •  Read more »



Another shot at Obamacare…how may bites at the apple does the Trump GOP get…???

…Another shot at Obamacare…how may bites at the apple does the Trump GOP get…???

CBO: Initial report on Graham-Cassidy bill will lack coverage, premium and deficit estimates

The notice angered Democrats, who planned to use the complete figures to hammer the legislation.

By Elise Viebeck  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


Medicare, private insurance and administrative costs: A Democratic talking point

Democrats such as Sens. Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders says Medicare is more efficient than private plans. But not so fast.


Would the House pass Graham-Cassidy? It’s not a slam dunk.

Together, 21 GOP lawmakers from California and New York voted for the American Health Care Act in May, and a threshold question for considering Graham-Cassidy’s prospects is to wonder how many of them will be willing to vote to blow a hole in their state’s health care budget.


New push to replace Obamacare reflects high stakes for Republicans

If they fail again, Senate Republicans will look even weaker. If they succeed, they will own legislation that would slash health-care spending and cover fewer people than the last bill.

By Sean Sullivan and Kelsey Snell  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »


SENATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST OBAMACARE REPEAL ARE NOW WAVERING Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she’s still considering the new Graham-Cassidy proposal. [HuffPost]


Update) Action Alert: you have until September 30 to kill this zombie ‘Trumpcare’ bill

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Yesterday I posted an Action Alert: you have until September 30 to kill this zombie ‘Trumpcare’ bill.

Steve Benen doubles down on this action alert today. Senate Dems issue a ‘red alert’ on Republican repeal efforts:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) issued a “red alert” to health care advocates late Friday, and we’ve seen simila



Senate Republicans look to revive effort to repeal Obamacare by end of September

Mitch McConnell has asked budget analysts to fast-track scoring the bill to devolve health care to the states.

By Elise Viebeck and David Weigel  •  PowerPost  •  Read more »