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Issues Under Fire
5 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
The President is Crazy. We Get that. But WTF Can be done about it?
Now that credible sources are publicly discussing the mental competence or lack thereof of the President of the United States, the entire world should be wondering what does this mean?" and who is in charge? In the meantime, Viva la Resistance!
18 minutes | Jul 16, 2018
Issues Under Fire: Donald Trump Compromised!
Now that the whispers, rumors and conspiracies theories of Vladimir Putin's hold over Donald Trump have finally been confirmed, the American people are facing an unprecedented circumstance. The nation has been compromised and corrupted at the highest level of government. The Oval Office has been infiltrated. The United States presidency has been highjacked. A foreign entity is now influencing U.S. domestic and foreign policy. That said, "We the People" are no longer in control. Now that we know there is no American leadership to speak of, the only questions left to be answered is, what can be done about it and who's going to try.
18 minutes | Jun 28, 2018
Trump Building Internment Camps for Asylum Seekers on Military Bases
What's happening this summer is an amazing story of how differently Americans define humanity. There are literally thousands of people from Central America trying to cross the U.S. southern border by any means necessary. The vast majority are claiming to be victims, refugees and asylum seekers from the failed states of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Can they be believed? That depends on how you define humanity. Although access to these migrants has been limited and tightly controlled by DHS and HHS, from the few videos and photos allowed, for the most part, they all looked like what one would expect victims of violence, refugees, and asylum seekers to look like. They looked poor, tired, hungry and scared. But mostly scared. And they should be. They should be very scared.
13 minutes | Jun 25, 2018
Donald Trump: I Don't Need No Stinkin' Judges
Normally, by the time the sundial hits the summer solstice, I'd be in slacker's paradise, sipping Tequila with a side of blue tortilla chips and spicy southwestern style salsa or better yet, some hot Jamaican jerk wings and ice cold Thai beer. Not exactly the high life, but it beats observing an ugly world and all of its problems. Unfortunately, this isn't a normal summer. This summer is one to pay attention to. This summer will make history. This summer will live long in your memories because this summer may redefine you. In fact, this summer may redefine us all. Give me a minute, and I'll explain.
16 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
What's Happening Behind Closed Doors of U.S. Detention Centers
If you've ever been to a Social Security office, an office for public assistance, the DMV, or any big city criminal or family court, you know these places are not designed for comfort or convenience. For the most part, these are drab, boring, uninspiring spaces with dull, disinterested staffs who detest their jobs almost as much as the people they serve. Employees in these types of government spaces are generally overworked, underpaid and feel unappreciated. This is why public officials, news reporters, rights groups and concerned citizens aren't being allowed to inspect and report on the U.S'. immigration detention centers. If you think the DMV sucks, the Trump administration can never allow the world to see what's really going on behind the closed doors of these facilities. Therefore, we have no choice but to use our imaginations
12 minutes | Jun 11, 2018
Donald Trump Against the World and the World is Winning
When Donald Trump went to the G-7 Summit he got slammed. When Donald Trump went to the Singapore Summit he got scammed. By the time Donald Trump returned home he'd been exposed as a sham. And I told you so.
17 minutes | Jun 7, 2018
Issues Under Fire: Moscow's Marionette
Since savvy observers already concluded the U.S. will be isolated at the G-7 Summit in Quebec and given a lesson in the Art of the Scam at the Singapore Summit, I thought it might be fun to engage in a bit of wild speculation and reckless rumors to shed light on why what's happening, is really happening. Besides, it's too soon for another episode of the "Shady Shyster", aka Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump's mouthpiece and master of sleazy legalese. By Sunday, Trump's cockamamy consigliere will have slung even more mud to muddy the waters of the Mueller investigation So, I'll wait while that story simmers in the slim a little longer. In the meantime, let me tell you what I heard...
18 minutes | Jun 4, 2018
Donald Trump: The Shakedown Artist
In case you haven't noticed, U.S. allies and trading partners are preparing for a post-U.S. relationship. E.U. members are fed up with the Trump administration's aggressive and intimidating strategies to exact the most favorable terms from any agreements made with it going forward. This "Make America Great Again" sh*t ain't exactly going over very well with the rest of the world. In fact, there is a major realignment in progress among nations seeking protections from America's shakedown artist. Dividing the E.U. and others to conquer each nation economically in bilateral negotiation is a slick move. It's like a schoolyard bully isolating a target from any potential support, so exert maximum pressure can be exerted without the predator being exposed for using strong-arm tactics. Unfortunately for Donald Trump, as usual, he went too far.
16 minutes | Jun 3, 2018
Donald Trump & His Shyster's Defense
Although Donald Trump's shyster, Rudy Giuliani never fails to create a shit-storm of controversy every time he appears on camera defending his lying, cheating, thieving and likely guilty as hell client, this weekend's performance was a category 5. Making his rounds on the Sunday talking heads and politico shows, the president's mouthpiece advanced the idea (albeit improbable) that the President of the United States can pardon himself. Yep, responding to a "confidential" 20-page letter outlining the President's legal defense strategies and options, the slippery pettifogger let it be known that if the heat of Mueller's investigation gets too hot, Donald Trump has some serious presidential powers to douse the flames. Donald Trump has a few get out of jail free cards to play.
15 minutes | May 31, 2018
N. Korea, S. Korea, China & Russia Are Managing Trump Brilliantly
If you're as tired of U.S. race-related issues as I, you can relax. I'm back to what I do best and enjoy most. Geopolitical analysis. Over the last few days, I've gathered and reviewed enough data to support a theory concerning the upcoming meeting between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Singapore. And I'm now prepared to share my findings. If Donald Trump is as dumb as I think he is, I'm 100% certain he'll be suckered into a strategy of Rope-A-Dope, à la the Ali-Forman Rumble in the Jungle boxing match in 1974. Kim in the North, Moon, in the South, Xi in Beijing and Putin in Moscow are in cahoots to make Trump think he's in the driver's seat. These regional neighbors all share a border and the last thing they want is the United States meddling in the region any more than it already is. If you've got a moment, I can help you understand what's really going on. Let's start with China.
13 minutes | May 30, 2018
Roseanne Barr May Fight Her Firing & She's Got Support
Yes, if the Fox News' reporting is to be believed, Roseanne Barr, the queen of hateful Tweets is considering challenging ABC's cancellation of her show. Due to all the support, she's been receiving from her fan base, that's what her latest Tweet suggest. And to be honest, after reviewing many of the vile comments posted by Barr's supporters since the story broke, I can understand why she'd ponder the possibility of rebooting the reboot. Think about it, no matter how disturbing, insulting, offensive, insensitive and racially divisive Barr's Tweets are, she still has a solid and faithful following. In fact, that may be why they watch her show so religiously in the first place. Roseanne Barr is speaking to them in a language they understand and they want more of. Let's face it, this is America.
20 minutes | May 28, 2018
#WhereAreTheChildren, Humanity Demand An Answer
When I left on Friday, I promised when I returned, I would share what I'd learned of how global conquest, empire building, imperialism, and colonialism were rooted in racism. I planned to explain how the mindset of some of those of European descent concluded eons ago that the God they prayed to gave them this world to own and rule as they pleased. I planned to present irrefutable evidence of how this mindset provided the foundation and justification for racial and social injustice in America. However, I was so determined to tell this story, I didn't notice Friday last, was Missing Children's Day. When I became aware that many of the children whose parents crossed the border illegally were taken by U.S. authorities and are now missing, I felt this issue was far more pressing. Besides, the issue of racism has plagued this country since its inception and America is not going to change anytime soon. So, when I heard former GOP Senator Rick Santorum smugly and arrogantly state the crisis o
19 minutes | May 23, 2018
The NFL & White America Have Got A Lot of Nerve
Normally, I don't write copy or produce podcasts when I'm in an angry state of mind, but today I'm forced to make an exception. When I heard about the NFL's "Slave Owners Club" announce its new policy that takes away a player's right to peacefully protest, freedom of speech and his freedom of expression, I simply went ballistic. Apparently, these slave owners reached an agreement that states, the players "they own" should show respect for the flag, the troops and by extension the United States of America. Those who don't stand, salute the flag and pay deference to the national anthem will face a fine. How much was not revealed, but in my view, a penny is too much. Now, I must report, they did grant the players the option of staying off the field during the pre-game ceremonies if they didn't want to pay homage to a nation that treats people of color like shit, so I will admit, that was mighty White of them. Read on, because I'm just getting started.
16 minutes | May 21, 2018
Vladimir Putin: Sowing the Seeds of Chaos
In case you haven't noticed, the United States is in a state of crisis. Since the day Donald Trump took the oath of office he's done nothing but created instability, uncertainty, and CHAOS. The country can't tell if it's coming or going in any particular direction from one moment to the next. And while those who still support and defend Trump's erratic behavior with idioms like "He's Crazy Like a Fox", I'm writing today's post to establish the notion that Donald Trump is simply straight up crazy. I've also produced a podcast today that'll support the fact that, there is no method to Trump's madness because he's simply madcap screwy. But most importantly, I'm going to do my level-minded best to convince you that Donald Trump didn't win the 2016 election. Vladimir Putin did. I know it sounds insane, but if you bear with me for a few moments longer, I think I can prove my case.
17 minutes | May 20, 2018
The President is Paranoid
They say just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean someone isn't out to get you. And Donald Trump is paranoid. He's showing all the signs of a man feeling as though he's being followed. He's hearing and seeing shadows where none really exist. He can't trust anyone because anyone and everyone could be a leaker. Trump now feels no meeting is really private. He's a man looking over both shoulders at the same time. The pressure of the Mueller investigation is getting to him because that's what criminal investigations are designed to do. If you place enough pressure on a person of interest, they'll crack even if they didn't do anything wrong. But someone with a guilty conscience like Donald Trump apparently has, he' done for and he knows it. Let's have some fun today breaking him down.
15 minutes | May 16, 2018
Stupidity Has Reached the Highest Levels of Government
When the U.S. Senate intelligence committee released its finding indicating Russia (Vladimir Putin) interfered in America's 2016 presidential elections, I for one wasn't the least bit surprised. If I was Vladimir Putin, I would've done the same thing. Let's face it, Vladimir Putin is a really smart guy. Think of it, from a tactical standpoint, it made perfect sense to do whatever he could to tip the election in the direction of Donald Trump, because Donald Trump is not a smart guy. To the contrary, by any reasonable person's measure, the President of the United States is a Dumb Ass. And by now, everybody knows it. When Russian intelligence confirmed Trump was a fool, Putin knew, if he could manage to get Trump elected it wouldn't be long before other world leaders would be using him like a tool. And, if you allow me a minute, I think I can make a prima facie case to support this theory. I'll start with Vlad the Kingmaker
18 minutes | May 14, 2018
Issues Under Fire: Is Evil is Winning?
Today's post and podcast are purely for posterity and your edification. My usual comprehensive copy was simply too painful to write up in depth. After witnessing the brutal massacre of as many as sixty unarmed Palestinian protestors dampened my spirits to such a debilitating degree, I had little more than the ability to speak left to offer. The act of writing requires a lot of mental energy. When one writes with passion, one has to open one's heart to feel the story of those being written about. And from my perspective, those I spoke of today are suffering beyond my ability to tell their story without damaging my very soul. So, I'm forced to admit evil won this day. And while thankfully it doesn't happen often thankfully, every now and then evil will take a terrible toll. If you've got a moment. I'll explain.
14 minutes | May 7, 2018
Confirming Gina Haspel Will Confirm Everything the World Thinks of the USA & CIA
The CIA may have done a lot of good around the world, (although the agency would have to kill me if I told you) but it has also earned a well-deserved reputation for doing a lot of bad stuff. Overthrowing governments, starting wars, assassinating foreign leaders who refused to acquiesce to U.S. demands, and supporting brutal dictators friendly to the West is just the tip of the spear of activities the agency engages in to maintain America's dominance over the rest of the world. So, it should surprise no one to find career agents like Gina Haspel willing to violate international laws to torture suspected terrorist mercilessly to force them to say whatever she wanted them to say. And while some will herald her as a hero, others will call a Haspel a sadist. I understand she enjoyed her work.
13 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
Donald Trump is the Most Dangerous Man in the World: He Must Be Stopped
Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, the United States has threatened a trade war with China, threatened to attack North Korea with Fire and Fury, threatened to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal which is tantamount to a threat of war and came very close to triggering a shooting war with Russia in Syria. Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, the United States has threatened the NATO Alliance and threatened to pull out of the North American Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. And since the inauguration of Donald Trump, the United States has pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. If Donald Trump makes good on any of these threats, he will have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be the most dangerous man in the world. So, what's a world to do?
16 minutes | Apr 23, 2018
Issues Under Fire: Military Service: The Risks Vs. The Rewards
If you happen to see a government-sponsored commercial while awaiting the start of a film in a movie theater, or a sporting event on TV hyping military service as a career option, I would hope young people in the flower of their lives would consider these following words. "Theirs Not to Reason Why, Theirs But to Do or Die." These words were lifted from the famous poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson. This poem spoke to the valiant actions of soldiers who died needlessly following the orders of leaders who'd miscalculated the strength of the opposition. And considering who's leading America these days, America's best and brightest would be wise to consider other options. I have some ugly truths to share today, so prepare yourselves before reading any further.
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