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Quickie Time

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Here’s a quickie:
If President Trump is going to yell at staff and call them “Idiots,” of which there is no politically correct way of doing in that manner (Hey if he can pay a kid to do his lawn then I’ll teach him another way which is PC and even more satisfying) his detractors are going to magnify the event. Especially if he spits when he yells. And I hope he doesn’t.

Which brings up the point: Am I a detractor or supporter?
I have been asked this many times because I appear to come across with great ambiguity as either/or. (No Mom I didn’t just find the dictionary. In fact, I used a Dinosaurus*.) I am neither. I prefer to be addressed as an advocate. In this situation, if Pres. Trump does something I believe is good I will advocate for that. If I think the opposite I will advocate that. There are gray areas whereupon I will advocate such as being such. (And where “such” comes into this……who knows!)

Okay really,…. who gave me this job.
There was an election. I voted. No one else did. With that said, I won.
“Wait a minute,” you say! You didn’t know about this election? Well, I will take a page from my law studies. I went old school and got a degree from 1963-1966 at “Burkes Law” for whom the headmaster was the great late Gene Barry. ( I guess they used the designation “late” because since he passed away he’s considered to be late for everything. It so bad, he didn’t even show up at his own memorial service.). Back to the subject according to the law “not knowing” is considered ignorance of the law and not an admissible defense.

*A  Dinosaurus is a very old edition of a Thesaurus used when there is

The Trumnondrum

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Donald J. Trump is president. That’s all we need to know. Donald J. Trump is snarky. We always knew that and he openly embraces his snarkiness. Quite evident. Donald J. Trump kept his options open as to not running as a Republican or Democrat, but as an Independent. Many need to be reminded of that especially Mitch (3rd generation of farmer in the painting “American Gothic”) McConnell and Paul (That’s All) Ryan. As do that at present confused Nancy (I am I said) Pelosi and Chuck ( It’s nice you think of me that way) Schumer. And that is “The Trumnondrum.”

The point is Donald J. Trump is beholden to no one. Not even family members and certainly not wives. I , by the way, am not trying to upset (or give a heads up to) current wife Melania. Just look at number one son Donald John Trump JUNIOR. He gets no props due to the fact his Dad Donald J. Trump will not acknowledge him by added the SENIOR prefix. And I am not saying he doesn’t love him, he just doesn’t fully grant the kid his props. The fact is there nothing to show the now President doesn’t love any of his children. In fact he has done just the opposite so drastically he gave them all extra Moms to help them along in life. We all need extra help in life but it must be super- special to have to do rock,paper scissors to figure out who this time. As for Melania I don’t think he would trade her in for someone half his age….your’s maybe but not his.

When you try to contact most politicians by mail or email you are more than likely will get an automated response proving that politician never read your letter that which is normally followed up a request for a donation. And keep in mind if you do donate he will never see any of your missives past or future but you will get an automated response thanking you and hinting for you to donate more. There are exceptions such as Sen John McCain who’s camp has officially knighted me an Arizonian despite my opening line stating I am from New Jersey. And of course my own Gov Christie who gives you the number to his hotline to the only donut shop the delivers in Trenton. But Mr. Trump is above all that. His camp sends you nothing. DJ jr, I know now how you must feel.

Understand that I am not complaining or offering up empathy to young DJ. And unless he’s really more akin to Bruce Jenner (I respect ya Caitlyn) President Donald J. Trump (don’t call me senior) won’t change. And to all Americans no matter where you are politically aligned is the glory known as “The Trumnondrum”

First a repeat of the disclaimer:

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To Begin with:

Next,  that Forementioned Disclaimer:

 Though I once was a Donald Trump fan over time even before he declared he was running for President, I became dubious. Also pre-election I was not satisfied with the cast of characters who also declared. In the end, I voted for Hillary Clinton for many reasons. No the least of which I saw no one else as standing out as a better candidate. Also, I am a lifelong Independent, if for no other reason than I believe the major political parties instead of fully serve the American public mostly would rather vote against or for legislature based on whether or not their party initiated it. Many of their decisions are not a product of reaching across the divide and define their final decision based on what their constituents needs are. There are too few Chuck Schumers throughout both houses.

 

With all that said:

The American public has to decide what it wants. Actually, they have to own to whether they want the damage that we (meaning the non-politician American public) will ultimately have to endure by negating our leader, President Trump. You to face the facts. The wealthy will more than survive. The politicians will be mostly alright but, the middle class and poor will pay the price. I’m not saying restrict your and mine “freedom of speech.” What I am saying is if you’re going to complain do your part to help reach a constructive solution.” More precisely one that will quickly yield the swiftest and most positive results. Impeachment or shackling a sitting President will do neither and again 3/4’s of Americans will suffer the consequences.

Ok, I stated my complaint, so, where is my solution. My solution is to redirect that 3/4s energy into viable areas that yield more productive solutions. (Yeah, I know that sounds like political doubletalk, but read on amigos) As of this writing, President Trump has made 2 brilliant political moves. One is to not just rescind DACA but to warn Congress and put it on those in office to prevent the fallout. He didn’t eradicate “Dreamers”, he told Congress to find a viable way to protect them. Also, keep in mind, the President gave way in advance notice while campaigning. The next move was getting legislation through as supported by the supposed opposition party pushed through. Again, the whole country was warned during the man’s campaign that he would do this. The real problem may be “Everyone heard but not listened.” I am in no way asking anyone to fall in line like a mindless drone. What I am saying is “Pull Together and assist in finding solutions that make this presidency work. This option will prevail in eliminating the most deadzone or wasted time categories.

Has President Trump made mistakes?YES,” as all past Presidents have. For those who voted for the President and lost faith, “You got what you paid for.” That person not a politician for President. For the 3 million plus who didn’t, “Why aren’t you ganging up to eradicate the ELECTORAL COLLEGE or do we have to wait for the 3rd time in my lifetime to see it usurp the popular vote? For those that complain, “Taking Action Actively” will yield more than sitting in a chair watching football with a beer in hand. (Just for the record, football is my passion and still blame the then Mr. Trump for the fall of the USFL.) We did this to ourselves.

Good Political Move By The Non-Politician Pres

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The Tweet : Congress, get ready to do your job – DACA!

In 8 words President Donald J. Trump called to action in volumes directed toward Congress and not just his supposed Republican allies but both houses as a hold. This was a savvy move from a man the planet feels is working from the outside in of the government he is deemed to be the leader of. A government which is viewed by most as fragmented and ready to implode.

The key: One word, Congress

 

By addressing this portion not as “Republicans get me the vote and Democrats stop causing me grief,” the President set into motion a process that could begin a unification of Congress as a functioning coordinated body. The aim is to clear up the us against them, each of us against him atmosphere which currently prevails. One might even say the President started to apply his own brand of Crazy Glue to the fragmented pieces in hope that it will take and things begin to come together.

Business majors take note. If the President stays the course with this new tack, he might just finally get this branch of government into peak operated mode. It not the poster child of why business majors should minor in Applied Psychology but an excellent example in implementation of the “Art Of The Deal”

 

An Option

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First Full Disclosure: Though I once was a Donald Trump fan over time even before he declared he was running for President, I became dubious. Also pre-election I was not satisfied with the cast of characters who also declared. In the end, I voted for Hillary Clinton for many reasons. No the least of which I saw no one else as standing out as a better candidate. Also, I am a lifelong Independent, if for no other reason than I believe the major political parties instead of fully serve the American public mostly would rather vote against or for legislature based on whether or not their party initiated it. Many of their decisions are not a product of reaching across the divide and define their final decision based on what their constituents needs are. There are too few Chuck Schumers throughout both houses.

By now we have all come to realize our country is approaching the domain of complete disarray politically, socially, and in ideologies. In the same vein, we all realize this needs to be changed. I hear the rumblings that the President is trying to run the country in the mode of a businessman running his business. I see the similarities. I also hear the fact Trump did not get elected by the people but by the few in the Electoral College. Well, people wanted change and Trump’s camp pulled off the businessman’s strategy. After all, wasn’t this the ultimate application of “The Art Of The Deal.”

I can relate to what is happening now because of something from my own past experience. I like sports mostly football is my main passion but I maintain an interest in baseball and basketball. I once dated a woman who knew nothing about sports except for the fact they existed. So, she wanted me to explain and teach her about sports. First of all, she wanted to know everything about every sport all at once preferably in ten sentences or less. I explained to her it would be not only not possible but would cause her great confusion. I wanted to narrow it down to one sport at a time. She fought for more so we settled on starting with football and baseball. I interjected that we would take each as a subject one at a time. Now you have to remember this was before the advent of the internet being an integral instrument of sourcing information. So, one day we talk football and another baseball. I came up with the idea that maybe going to the library and get perspective from articles written by great sports writers. Okay now don’t laugh but this conversation actually went down this way. She said, “Oh like Rex Reed.”.I replied, “No, he’s does movie reviews.” I was thinking guys like Dick Young.” Her comeback,  “What’s sex have to do with it?” So now, you understand the degree of difficulty I was dealing with. One day she wanted to talk football and another she only wanted to discuss baseball. And so it went back and forth at her discretion. After all who was I to call the shots. The outcome was not only predictable but hilarious. We were putting together a themed party with two other couples when we hit some logistical snags we needed to work out. Before I tell you what happened let me just explain she was beautiful, really very intelligent in many areas but sports were her kryptonite. With that said my girlfriend suddenly got the urge to spur us into action by using sports metaphors. Out came the famous call to action,”Okay folks if we’re going to get this done we need to get into gametime mode. I’ll get my catcher’s mitt and Rich you be the quarterback.” And it is with that memorable moment I compare the current course of the Trump led political foundation of this country. It goes from the President right down throughout both houses of congress. It is one constant wave of conflicting confusions.

You have to understand a businessman applied a business strategy to get elected as a President. Where the metaphors become confused comes the difference between being a businessman and a President. A businessman who runs a business has the final word as to what he wants from his business. A President’s final word is culled from what the citizen’s need and want as well as what he can negotiate through what those in the Senate and House are hearing from their constituents they represent. You can’t say I own this country so this is what I want and this what you will do and the nation will have to accept. The “I know best” attitude doesn’t cut it. On all levels of government, all sides have to be able to reach across the aisle and understand the constituents in Wyoming have different views and needs than those in Alabama. Final judgment cannot be made by personal decreed. It has to be made by taking the time to gain insight from all sides and find a base of moderation. Add to that that the base has to have flexibility to it and cannot be one ridged concept. With all that said you have to accept there will always be those who will suffer fallout. And there must be a consideration included that will abate that to a minimum. In short, at least attempt to make the impossible….possible. In a business, the owner or CEO’s make those they oversee answer to them. In being President of a nation, you answer to those who you oversee. The roles of accountability virtually are the reverse of one another.

Note: The above was written just before Steve Bannon’s exit

from the Trump Administration

Now the option which is constructed from many parts. First and foremost President Trump has to transition from the “I, I, I, rhetoric. That has worn thinner than a 10 thread count bedsheet. In fact, as soon as the word “I” leaves the President’s lips much of the public’s listening switches click off. A large portion of his nation’s attention is lost. Next the President Trump has to shed the businessman Trump brand. Honestly, most people I talk with state blatantly, “I feel like I am living in a corner the Twilight Zone called  “The Apprentice Live”.  As the revolving door centered in this administration spits out contestants with vigorous regularity those famous “You’re Fired” words reverberates in the public’s perception. The nation doesn’t see the comfort word “Stability” in the administration’s reflection. President Trump has to separate himself from the persona once known as “The Donald.” A true leader doesn’t survive playing divide and conquer within the land he oversees. A true leader builds more leaders who will champion his cause. At this rate I see Kurt Russell’s character Snake Plissken being resurrected for yet another sequel “Escape From D.C.”

Back In Business

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It has been a while after a long hospitalization within which internet was blocked so that facility conditions could not be published. Now to be clear there were nurses and CNA’s (certified nurses aides)  whom exceeded and defied management unwritten rules and regulations to give the best care within their ability. And I might add went beyond. Most are no longer there.. So give me time to become more regular in posting.