Active Measures

66F69AD5-AD0B-4784-B117-2AC3D0D2250BI watched the movie “Active Measures” last night. I streamed it on Hulu. If watching that movie doesn’t set off alarm bells, nothing will. Even the most ardent Trump supporters will have to take pause if they see it. It exposes all of Vladimir Putin’s transgressions with respect to interference in the workings of democracies, and not just in the United States, but all across the globe.

Putin, according to the movie, has been engaged in his labor to make the world a more volatile place by undermining democracies and stoking division, dissension, and chaos in order regain for Russia the superpower status it had before the fall of the Soviet Union.

I know that conservatives, Republicans, and Trump’s lemmings, should they even bother to see the movie, will call it pure propaganda and fake news. But it doesn’t take the wisdom of the sage to see the truth behind it. And it’s scary how effective — and successful — Russia’s active measures have been. Very, very scary.

I loathe what’s happening to my country. I loathe what Vladimir Putin’s is doing to undermine our democracy, I loathe the Republicans in Congress who have allowed Trump to get away with this. And most of all, I loathe Donald Trump for being a traitor to his country.


Written for today’s one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge, Ragtag Daily Prompt, Your Daily Word Prompt, Fandango’s One-Word Challenge, Daily Addictions, and Scotts Daily Prompt.

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

60CE4100-365A-4A3D-9724-0FD8AAFC0EE5You’ve probably seen this photo of these two buttholes at a recent Trump rally wearing t-shirts that read, “I’d rather be a Russian than Democrat.”

Is this really what Republicans believe? Does their hatred toward Democrats actually translate to their taking sides with the country, a declared adversary of American — and global — democracy, that meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump get elected and is likely continuing to meddle as we move toward the critical midterm elections in November?

What has happened to the Republican Party that once claimed to be the party that was tough on Russia and stood for family values? Has negative partisanship become so intense that they are willing to believe the worst about Democrats and to rationalize away the sins and crimes committed by Donald Trump and his cronies?

As Bill Maher said on his HBO show last night, the new Republican mantra seems to be “Better red than well read.”

And as Forrest Gump said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

Setting the Stage

Today Donald Trump tweeted his first salvo as he tries to come up with excuses should there be a blue wave election in November: it’s not him, it’s the Russians. DEB4CFA5-84CD-4245-ADE7-C0B03B93017DIf the Democrats win big in the midterms, Trump will claim that they cheated with Russian help. You know, the same Russians who interfered on Trump’s behalf so he’d win in 2016. But why would Trump think that the Russians will help the Democrats in 2018 if he hadn’t colluded with the Russians to cheat for him in the last election?

And yet his avid supporters are just stupid enough to buy Trump’s bullshit and lies. And you know that all of Fox News will be all over this conspiracy theory.

When will this nightmare end?

It’s Going To Be a Bumpy Ride

FBAB2DFD-19E0-4EFA-B5C8-DB797B622840First Donald Trump said, “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and the fury like the world has never seen.”

And then Trump met Kim Jong Un in Singapore and kissed his ass.

Trump boasted that, “Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than I have.” And then Trump met with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki and kissed his ass.

Now tonight Trump tweeted B8921F9B-4B32-4ACD-9610-E613232882D2So what’s next? Is Trump going to meet somewhere with Hassan Rouhani and kiss his ass, too?

As one of my fellow bloggers, James Pyles, said in one of his comments to me in this post of his, “Hold on because it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

Sleep Well, America

Romantic Moon In Starry Night Over CloudsDonald Trump just announced that Russia is no longer targeting the United States. And then he pointed out that no other president has ever been tougher on Russia than he has.

So no worries, America. Your president has successfully denuclearized North Korea (not), he has solved the immigration problem (not), and now he has assured us that we are no longer being targeted by Russia (not).

So you can now sleep well, America (not).