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Trump was defeated by Putin.

I watched and read the transcript of the press conference yesterday with Putin and Trump. While I am happy that there has been such a negative reaction from so many sides, and countries, I want to add my own observations.
First of all, I was surprised that Putin talked first, and for a long time, while Trump stood silently. Usually Trump has a lot of swagger and aggression. But yesterday he was meek and quiet.
When Trump did speak he really said nothing at all. Lots of self praise, but as usual, no plans, no specifics, and no truth.
A lot of people have said that Putin was in control of the press conference. I was impressed by how beaten down, trashed, really, Trump was during the meeting!

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Trump is mad at the G7

Trump decided to fire off his usual tweets after leaving the G7 meeting where he spread around his ire and fire.

I guess he thinks that calling other heads of state “weak” and “dishonest” makes him look strong as he goes to hug another dictator.

Hmmm.  Remarkable!

 

 


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Trump’s Surging (Down) Stock Market

Have you checked out the stock market lately?  Trump loves to take credit for how well the country is doing since he has been Pres.  Gee, sometimes stocks go down.

I am sure we will hear the usual silly stuff about the fear that (oh my gosh!!) we might have a tiny little increase in interest rates.  Or that (gasp) working people might get a tiny little increase in wages.  Never fear, it won’t  be enough to give the workers a living wage, but still!  Raises!!

Have people been checking out what T is doing lately?  Like inquiring about the ease or difficulty of evacuating Americans from South Korea?  Of the fun of building up the atomic arsenal?  Of developing “low” power atomic bombs?  Of drilling along our coastlines?  Of allowing crap to be dumped into the streams and rivers?

When your life is in danger, you just may avoid the stock market.  You might get your money where it is safe.  Denmark is looking good right now.  (China, anyone?)

 


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Do We Need A Tax Cut?

I admit.  I am puzzled.  Why are we getting a tax cut at a time when corporations have a lot of cash?  Okay, I said “we” but it is the corporations who are getting the tax cut.

But why?

Doesn’t the country need the money?

Where is the expected infrastructure improvement?  Better roads, needed bridge repair, tunnels, airports, public transportation?

We have seen one disaster after another in the country this year.  Flooding, fires, Puerto Rico has been devastated.  How do we improve the electric grid, how do we reestablish wetlands, how do we rebuild the devastated areas of the country and its territories without extra money?

Climate change?  I know that the President and the Republican party have denied it.  But that denial does not make it less real.  Where will the money come from to pay for the damage caused by climate change?  How do we deal with a world where revolution, poverty, and refugees are all increased because of drought, flooding, and fire?

In order to pay for the tax cuts, our country will allow the deficit to swell, and services to be cut.  Health care, job training, immigration services:  are all of these to be cut?  Will we stand for this?

Really?  Do we need a tax cut?


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Duty to warn? Unfit to serve is not a diagnosis!

Psychologists and psychiatrists are getting themselves caught in a trap called diagnosing without direct contact or a doctor-patient relationship.  This is keeping many of them from stating the obvious.  Trump cannot serve the United States as President.

Why is this a trap?  Why is the mental health industry so reluctant to call out this obvious fact?

“Unfit to serve” is not a mental health diagnosis.  The unfit behavior is right there in front of us all.  Just check it out on any tv or newspaper.  The mental health community should get out of the trap.  Psychologists and Psychiatrists are not diagnosing Trump when his behavior and character all cry out that he is unfit to serve.


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Trump Wants to Abolish the Johnson Amendment

The news today is that Trump attended the prayer breakfast this morning.  He, of course, praised his performance on the TV show “The Apprentice” and bragged about his ratings.  I don’t know how any of the participants were able to choke down their breakfast after Trump asked them to “pray” for Arnold so that his ratings, much lower than Trumps, will go up!

Then he “promised” that he would repeal the Johnson Amendment which prevents Churches from actively endorsing and working for a political candidate.

Does Trump know that he doesn’t have the power to repeal the rule?  (I know, the Republicans will probably come to heel, and do what he wants them to do.)

I wonder if it has occurred to Trump that when Churches can support specific candidates so can the Synagogues and the Mosques.  That might be interesting.

What kind of a country have we become?

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