Trump is Unfit to Lead

Trump lied about being number one on Facebook.

“Did you hear I’m number one on Facebook? They just told me I’m number one on Facebook. I thought that was very nice. For whatever it means, it represents something.” Donald John Trump, April 1, 2020.

Unbelievable!!! On April Fool’s Day, no kidding. Irony died way before Covid-19 but this adds another layer to Trump’s narcissism. It means absolutely NOTHING at this point in history—when people are dying all around us! We’ll break down Trump’s incompetence in a moment, but first a tribute to a Republican coward who saw it coming.

As Ms. Lindsay “I do declare” Graham said May 13, 2016,

“If we nominate Trump, we’ll get destroyed…and we’ll deserve it.”

He meant the Republican party, but the prophecy is coming true for all of us. Trump IS a path of destruction. Everything Trump touches dies. Shout out to @RickWilson He wrote the book.  

What is so utterly astounding is where Trump shared this…delusion…this fantasy of being #1 on Facebook…(which he probably paraphrased and inferred after one of  Mark Zuckerberg’s lying, ass-kissing visits to the White House. Turns out I was right.) **If you want to know more about Zuckerberg and Trump, click here for the Not-So-Way-Back-Blog about that.

Trump celebrated and shared his Facebook news at a Coronavirus Task Force briefing. Which was NOT REALLY about Coronavirus at all.

Trump has some kind of drug-smuggling alternative plot-line he’s trying to throw into the mix before commercial—we won’t bother to break that down. #FFS

Don’t be distracted!

There are 5,500 US deaths; 53,000 deaths worldwide!

It will take world leadership to get through the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020. Tragically, that’s something we don’t have. Trump is unfit for the role. He never rose to the occasion, there was never a pivot. He’s inept and moronic. He’s unteachable. He “had a hunch” the disease wasn’t as bad as everyone said it was. Finally, Trump is beginning to pay attention. The White House is actually predicting between 100,000-240,000 people, Americans, will die. Over 2.2 million will contract coronavirus. As I sit in my bedroom writing this (thanks to the leadership of Governor Jared Polis–whom I voted for–who’s issued a state-wide shut-in), it’s unfathomable to believe those numbers could be true. 100,000 Moms, Dads, Sons, Daughters, Aunts, and Uncles, Grandmas and Grandpas; beloved wives, husbands, partners, friends, colleagues. My fingers can barely move forward. I pause and grieve for souls leaving the planet and for those they leave behind.

It’s this grief that compels me. We MUST vote Donald Trump OUT of office in November. The fear was and is real. Trump is unfit to lead.

Trump knew months ago, but he ignored warnings by his National Security Council, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, his White House economists, and his friend President Xi from China among others! He ignored it. Why? Because he only wanted the “job” of President for the recognition. He never understood the job or had any intention of the doing the job. For him, the presidency is about power and money and media and messaging. And indulging his own diapered-ass whims as he tries to rewrite history. Truth is,

He went golfing 7 friggin’ times! THAT’S MILLIONS OF TAX PAYER DIMES. I’m not the only one who noticed.  

Trump held 9 hate-filled rallies and called the Coronavirus a Democratic hoax. NO ONE in the White House could get him to take it seriously. What was Trump focused on?

Money. The economy. The stock market. Trump only paid attention when the markets started crashing with the news of THOUSANDS OF DEATHS IN ITALY. By that time, we’d had our first case of Coronavirus and we knew what was coming. All the alarms were ringing, they simply could NOT get Trump to pay attention.  

CURRENTLY, our healthcare professionals need Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and medical supplies to handle this pandemic: masks, gloves, goggles, gowns to cover our caregivers. There are not enough ventilators for the sick. WHY?

BECAUSE TRUMP SENT OUR BACKUP PPE TO CHINA AND DIDN’T REPLENISH THE STOCK! WHY? And he’s not using the process, procedures, or people around him to help.

BECAUSE TRUMP IS INCOMPETENT. HE IS GROSSLY UNFIT TO LEAD. Right now he should be coordinating the efforts of securing ventilators and distributing them to every state. INSTEAD, he’s playing Governors Apprentice where Red States are favored over Blue States and Governors are expected to talk nice and “be appreciative” or needed supplies fall out the back of a delivery truck or masks sneak out the back door, you know what I mean? Those nurses are making bank off N95 mask sales. Everyone is Trump world—especially Trump is looking to make a buck.   

Fuck you, Donald Trump, you sad sack. (If you haven’t been paying attention, Trump is accusing medical personnel of stealing supplies even as he’s giving our stockpile to private distributors to sell—at maximum profits– to the States–Survivor style! Of course MONEY being the main criteria for survival.) Trump is projecting once again. Projecting and assigning blame. Anyone and everyone but him. He’s pointing fingers.

In the meantime, our doctors, nurses, first responders—the best of the best–are UNPROTECTED and expected to work without regard to their safety. Some are even getting notices of pay cuts!

We’ve lost two doctors and two nurses so far that I know of; the other countries have lost dozens. It’ll be in the hundreds, let’s hope not thousands of medical personnel and first responders, succumbing to the disease they are working so hard to save us from.

To our Caregivers. Big pause and big breath. Our super heroes. Please nod your head and take a moment.

… Now, back to the point, the disbelief and determination that drives me! And obviously others, from the looks of this cartoon. Who cares you think you’re #1 on Facebook!

Jesus, Trump. Take some Focsyn and get to work!!

WHERE ARE THE TESTS?!

After declining tests from the World Health Organization, Trump’s got Jared and cronies working ways to score a buck but they haven’t got those millions of tests promised to market yet. WE MUST HAVE TESTS AND SUPPLIES AND PROTECTIVE GEAR!

That 10-weeks Trump spent golfing and belching lies across the country, he could have been preparing, but he didn’t. He gambled America wouldn’t get it. He’s right on track to bankrupt and destroy the country…just like Lindsay said he’d do.

I’d feel sorry for him IF his incompetence wasn’t costing so many lives. I’m waaay beyond caring that he’s ill. He doesn’t get a pass on this. He’s lack of response and self-absorption, his need to get re-elected and stay in power will cost so many lives. His negligence and lack of leadership is astounding.   

And no one believes he’s #1 on Facebook: He’s NOT! #ffs

Barack Obama has 53.2 million Facebook followers. Trump has 26.8 million. That makes him about ½ the man BO is…IF I were callous enough to use numbers as the determiner. It doesn’t take numbers to know Trump will never outrank Obama as the best “anything” of value: compassion, intelligence, leadership, direction, vision, love, good-cheer, hope, and the ever-driving belief that YES WE CAN. This Obama tweet got 1.65 million engagements and displays his kindness and goodness. Obama continues to lead and inspire a nation. And in regards to Trump, as BO said, “Don’t boo. Vote!”

And back to the point. Trump is unfit to lead the United States of America. He doesn’t have the knowledge or understanding of how government works. There is a REASON you can’t operate the government as a business. A successful businessman would know that, but Trump is not even that! He’s a conman and the con is up. Coronavirus is exposing Trump for the loser that he is.

Please, everyone, #RememberInNovember and vote Trump OUT!

In the meantime: hug your loved ones (if you’re not intentionally distancing), send your friends a message or do a video chat. Help a healthcare professional if you know one, drop-off a note and a can of soup to a neighbor. Say a prayer for our world, for the planet and all its people.

Open your eyes, dust off worry, get involved. Stay well my friends

Lima Bravo, #LoquaciousLima #RememberInNovember #VoteForDems #TrumpVirus

Trump Puts Money Over Lives

As the coronavirus rages from Washington State to New York City, Trump’s concern is for the economy, not your loved ones.

The Trump sycophants are arguing for risking the lives of Americans just to get money pumped back into the economy. Google “Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, 69.” The majority of deaths will be grandparents but people of all ages, races, and religions will die. No one will be spared and the numbers left grieving will be staggering. But Trump cultist believe people are an expendable commodity and are willing to sacrifice you and your loved-ones lives so others can get about their economic business—you know, buying useless shit to enrich billionaires like the Waltons of Walmart who don’t pay a living wage, offer health insurance, or provide paid sick leave to their thousands and thousands of employees.

Trump WILL let your family die. His lawyers are fighting in court today—as the coronavirus rages on—to abolish the Affordable Care Act. Millions will be thrown off insurance, at the same time a bill for a coronavirus-hospital stay costs more than $35,000–even if you die! Believe me, as Trump likes to say, his coronavirus pandemic response is ALL about Trump’s bottom line. (Does Jared have those for-profit testing-site drive-throughs ready yet? And how about the $500 Billion big-business bail-out? Do you REALLY think Steve M’nuch would deny his buddy a cut?! They previewed exactly what they planned to do with the money when they demanded transactions be SECRET even as Trump declined to say he’d decline the money.)

This behavior isn’t new.

TRUMP DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

Keep reading if you want the story of how Trump denied his own sick nephew health insurance and medical coverage.

Excerpt from Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump, Chapter 11, Scrooge Trump

Trump’s Own Ghost of the Past

“As for you, nephew, if you were in my will, I’d disinherit you!” said Scrooge to his nephew, Fred.

That could have been Donald Trump talking to his own family, for real, according to David Cay Johnston in his book, The Making of Donald Trump. Johnston, a Pulitzer-winning journalist has studied Trump for decades. My condolences, Dave: tough gig. Entertaining for sure, until somebody gets hurt.

Donald Trump IS Ebenezer Scrooge. He is a disgustingly selfish, revengeful human being. Trump knowingly and intentionally cut off health insurance from is own nephew who suffered from seizures and was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Here’s a portion of the story as reported by Johnston.

In 1999, Trump’s Father, Fred Sr., passed away. According to Johnston, Fred Sr. had written a Will after the death of his oldest son, Fred Jr., in 1981. That Will left the majority of Fred Sr.’s wealth to Donald and his surviving siblings. Fred Jr.’s family was largely cut out. Fred Jr.’s family sued saying Donald Trump had undue influence in that decision since Fred Sr. was suffering from dementia at the time he wrote the Will.

While Fred Sr. was alive, medical insurance and coverage had consistently been provided to Freddy Jr.’s family through Fred Str.’s company. This coverage was so crucial for Fred Sr.’s grandson who suffered from seizures that Trump Sr.’s lawyer sent a letter to the insurer after Fred Str.’s death in 1999 stating all costs for the child’s care should be covered regardless of caps on the plan.

Despite his father’s wishes, Donald Trump took action and canceled the coverage. Trump is quoted as saying, “Why should we give him medical coverage? They sued my father, essentially. I’m not thrilled when someone sues my father.”

Eventually, Trump settled the lawsuit. Did Baby Trump end up with medical coverage? We’ll never know. The settlement agreement is sealed.

You might read that passage and want to think Trump did the right thing, but we’ll never know, because, like his taxes and all other financial dealings–the numbers and truth are hidden!

And now back to the current day Coronavirus Crisis being mismanaged by Donald J Trump, the worst president in the history of the United States! God protect us all. Thank God and the Universe the Democrats put language in the new stimulus bill that says we must know where the money is going. (I personally want Elizabeth Warren on this task.)

Lima Bravo

#LoquaciousLima  #TrumpVirus2020  #TrumpPandemic  #Coronavirus

Optimism, Pessimism and Coronavirus

We need both: Optimism and Pessimism

The optimist invents the airplane, the pessimist the parachute. George B Shaw

People, fellow Americans, friends, family, and neighbors! To anyone tuned in and listening, “Houston, we have a problem,” but one that is solvable!

Insert your own paragraph here about the American Spirit, working together, and our “can do” attitude, because that’s what it’s going to take to get us through the Coronavirus pandemic. And, in case you haven’t been paying attention, it is a problem to US citizens and all inhabitants of the world.

Both optimists and pessimists will have different perspectives, but how we go about solving the problem—our attitude of being focused on the positive as opposed to focusing on the negative–our attitudes are not as important as coming together to solve the problem. I don’t need you to put a smile on your face and downplay the danger of Coronavirus, and I don’t need you to be a panic-driven pessimist and stockpile 100 rolls of toilet paper, I just need you to DO YOUR PART!

Many will downplay it; others will get it, live through it, carry and spread it; and others will die from it. This next week, and how we as a society react, will determine the outcome. Our number one problem? Too many coronavirus patients overwhelming our Hospitals, ERs, and emergency personnel because they need help breathing. That sounds pretty pessimistic. But our health system is not equipped to handle a huge influx of patients.

Look at Italy! Italians are reaching out via Twitter and Facebook and warning Americans NOT to take Coronavirus for granted as they lose more and more of their loved ones to the virus. That is NOT pessimism. That’s a blatant warning based on experience and the loss of life.

Did you see the pictures of the airports as Trump’s travel ban brought thousands of US citizens back home in a rushed panic?! Thousands and thousands of US citizens were funneled through thirteen US airports. One American citizen reported standing shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow travelers for six hours to get their luggage and another two to four hours of standing with sneezing, coughing companions waiting to pass through customs—where NO Coronavirus testing had been set-up DESPITE the lies being told by Donald Trump.

US Citizens returning to Chicago’s O’Hare after Trump’s travel ban.

This is the problem. THIS is the moment we all dreaded when Trump took office: that he would put his interests ahead of those of the American people. He keeps information from us deliberately, intentionally. This is NOT a lack of leadership like many think. THIS IS TRUMP LEADING US, SELLING OUT AMERICAN LIVES FOR MONEY! Trump is deliberately sourcing this problem to the private sector.

Trump turned down the Coronavirus test kits offered to the US by the World Health Organization. Why?! For money, for business, for capitalism, for greed. Trump’s big pharma buddies are getting patents for developing testing kits; Jared Kushner’s brother’s healthcare company is involved with setting-up drive-through testing facilities. That took a bit of time to get organized.

And, who foots the bill? With the passage of a half-ass Families First Bill, the Federal government will foot the bill. That means our tax dollars are going straight to Trump et all. Does that make Trump and his accomplices optimists, pessimists or mere opportunists and greedy capitalists? It doesn’t matter now. Once Trump is out of office his criminal negligence will be investigated. Now? We MUST address the problem, the virus, and encourage people to stay home. Optimists AND pessimists alike.

Here is Google’s PSA as of 3.15.2020, “Do the five.”

  1. HANDS Wash them often
  2. ELBOW Cough into it
  3. FACE Don’t touch it
  4. FEET Stay more than 3ft apart
  5. FEEL sick? Stay home

Let me add a couple of my own:

  • Do one thing daily to grow smarter and stronger (if you’re an optimist);
  • Or not (if you’re a pessimist), why bother?
  • ASK yourself: How can I be part of the solution?   

 German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer said,

“A pessimist is an optimist in full possession of the facts.”

That sounds about right but it downplays the necessity of pessimism in our lives. Remember, pessimism created the parachute. I predict good things can come if we learn, grow, and keep improving and striving for all creatures and the planet.

I’m mostly an optimist, but the more time I have to think about our challenge with the coronavirus and the people at risk, the less optimistic I become. I have to stop focusing on Trump’s incompetence and greed and focus on what I can do to help. Like Barb McQuade, I will focus on the positive. She sure sounds optimistic on Twitter:   

@Barb McQuade

Despite Trump’s fumbles, America is stepping up in response to #COVID-19 and remembering who we are. We are resilient, compassionate, creative, and helpful.

8:26 AM 14 Mar 20

She attached this WashingtonPost.com opinion column.  

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam greets staff at the Richmond Community Hospital on Friday morning before discussing the coronavirus with hospital doctors. (Timothy C. Wright/For the Washington Post)

That’s a pretty optimistic take on Coronavirus, but if the virus claims lives in the US like in Italy, we’ll lose many. It’s hard to stay positive when grieving. It’s hard not to let pessimism settle in. They both must be used to move forward.

We’ll need both, optimism and pessimism to solve this problem, to heal and recover as a nation, to disrupt the status quo and create a better world for us all.

All are needed in this campaign. Pessimists and Optimists … (not at all) alike.

#LoquaciousLindee

Wake the Monster

Wake the Monster

Tick tock, tick tock. Can you feel it?

 

Tick tock, tick tock. Can you hear it?

 

Tick tock, tick tock. RRRAAAARRRRRHHHHHH! Get up. Right friggin’ now!

 

Don’t hit the snooze. The world needs you right now. You! Right now.

 

You’re thinking, “All right, I’ll help, yeah Trump is a disaster, he’s gotta go. But I’ve got time.” And you hit the snooze, not once, but TWICE.

 

THEN you turn the alarm off all-together and think, “Someone else will do it, surely someone else will do it. There are people out there getting paid to do it. Yeah, it’s not my job. Someone else has got this.” You try to go back to sleep.

 

Tick tock, tick tock. The alarm is OFF but time ticks on. Tick tock, tick tock.

 

“It’s TIME” you hear again and again in your head. The Monster won’t let you sleep.

 

You can’t run; you can’t hide.

 

The Monster is YOU! And the issue that upsets you most:

  • Election interference
  • Deconstruction of Government Agencies
  • Illegal prosecution of Trump’s enemies
  • Immigrants in detention centers; children separated from their parents
  • Abandoning our allies overseas
  • Endangering our enlisted military and their families
  • Abandoning our Vets
  • Cutting food stamps and healthcare
  • Rolling back women and lgbtq rights
  • Corporations polluting our drinking water
  • Selling of our National Parks to highest bidders
  • Profiting off our military and self-dealing

There are a dozen more reasons and causes to wake you up! PICK ONE!

 

Get up! Not because you HAVE to but because you WANT to

 

You ARE part of the solution and it is TIME to educate some voters and register some new ones. It’s time to get involved! It’s TIME to save the planet and the people.

 

Wake up YOU MONSTER YOU! Tick tock.

 

Now go get some coffee and WAKE UP YOUR MONSTER FRIENDS! Tick tock.

 

#VoteBlueNoMatterWho  #VoteForDemocrats   #TheAssYouSaveMayBeYourOwn   #BeAMonster  #WakeTheMonster

 

Loquaciously, 

 

Lima Bravo

#LoquaciousLima
 

 

 

Trump Movie Villains

Trump Movie Villains

Donald Trump is a master of deceit. The Washington Post has documented over 12,000 lies he’s told since taking office. That’s an average of 12 per day. He’s a modern-day super-villain with no redeeming qualities.

He’s the villain we all hate. NOT, “LOVE” to hate, but hate. His putrid, racist rhetoric is washing over us all. Violence is up 266% in cities where he holds hate rallies. What can we do to stop him?!

LEARN about Trump’s filthy, destructive policies by reading or listening to Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump. And then get involved! You’ll find ideas at the end of each chapter. What’s your cause? Mother Earth and climate change? The assault on human rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights? The stealing of the Supreme Court? The ramp-up of the war machine as he collaborates with Russia and Saudi Arabia?! That fact that Trump is a rapist and a racist?! Pick your poison. His vileness in on display.

Spread the word, educate your friends, talk politics, and discuss the issues. And then VOTE for Democrats!  #VoteDems2020

The ass you save may be your own!

Download Trump Movie Villain poster FREE!

Compliments of Lima Bravo, #LoquaciousLima