Author: George J. Pilibosian

If the President Does It, It Is Still Illegal

IMAGE CREDIT: WASHINGTON TIMES Obviously, Donald Trump can relate to the 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, because Nixon made this public statement: ‘Well, when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.’ Oh yes, those of us old enough to remember that statement have never really forgotten it. Sadly, there is some truth to the idea that when you are the leader of the free world, you can get away with a lot more than the average Joe. But we can all agree, as we look back on history, that Nixon’s arrogance in thinking he was above the law was off the mark, by quite a bit. Not only did he have to resign his office in disgrace, he had to beg the 38th president, Gerald Ford, not to put him in jail. Fast forward to today, when we have an unprecedented level of business conflicts of interest surrounding our next president, Donald J. Trump. The man owns or controls properties all over the world, including a new hotel just half a mile from the White House. If you are a foreign dignitary visiting the president and you don’t stay there, you know there will be repercussions. That is just the tip of a very dangerous iceberg. Yet Trump’s response to this huge conflict of interest between his businesses and the business of the American...

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Trump’s ‘Ship of Fools’ Just Got Sunk–Big Time

IMAGE CREDIT: YOUTUBE Alright, so those who voted for Donald Trump for president have had to endure one broken promise after another, and he won’t even be president for almost two months. But I think today they hit their limit with his lies and deception. They were OK with the fact that he isn’t going to build a wall, or ban all Muslims, or put Hillary Clinton in jail. But today, he ‘disavowed’ the white supremacists who yelled ‘hail Trump’ at their gathering. See, that is a problem. It’s a problem, because most of those who voted for Trump really just care about one thing: they hate black people and they thought he did...

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How about Having Two Brownies and Not Six?

IMAGE CREDIT: CHOWHOUND.COM That was the way Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, described her efforts in trying to manage the actions of Trump. One can only imagine the migraine headaches Ms. Conway has experiences as she rides the elevator at Trump Tower. But let’s be clear, there should be no sympathy for a women who sold her sold her soul for money and fame in order to get a serial abuser, liar and cheater like Trump to become president. The bigger picture, here, is that she would even say that publicly about the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States. It sounds like she is frustrated by his childlike approach to, well, just about everything. But America, we cannot have a child with his fingers on the nuclear button, we just...

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Mike Pence Just Can’t Wait to be the Next Big Dick Cheney

IMAGE CREDIT: POLITICO.COM Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said his vice-presidential role model would be Dick Cheney. “I frankly hold Dick Cheney in very high regard in his role as vice president,” Pence said when asked in an interview with ABC that aired on Sunday who his vice-presidential role model would be. Donald Trump’s running mate asserted that he would be “a very active vice president” like Cheney, who served under President George W. Bush. And when one reflects on just the kind of relationship and the level of power Dick Cheney had as vice president, one can’t forget that before Cheney, discussion about the vice presidency focused on how to make the office stronger, more effective. Not any more. “Vice President Cheney has been the most powerful vice president that we’ve ever had,” said Joel Goldstein, author of The Modern American Vice Presidency. When you couple these two pieces of information with the fact that John Kasich, who was offered the job, was told he would basically be the president, it all becomes crystal clear why Pence sold his conservative soul: he thinks he is going to be the next...

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Trump Breaks All Promises and Supporters Just Don’t Care–’Heil Trump’

IMAGE CREDIT: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS We are just entering the third week of knowing Donald Trump is going to be the 45th President of the United States, and already the new leader has broken his major campaign promises: –He will no longer build a wall, it will be more like a fence, maybe, if it actually does get built. –He is not going to ban all Muslims, probably, likely, he will just make them not want to come to the United States. –He is not going to, in reference to Hillary Clinton, ‘lock her up,’ he is just going to make her miserable. What Trump does promise to all of those deplorable supporters who got him into the White House (if he ever does move into it) and shows no sign of backing down on, is his promise to Make America ‘White’ Again. With that, his supporters scream ‘Heil Trump.’ What a...

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Trump Just Can’t Wait to Slap One of His Towers in the Face of a World Leader

PORTRAIT OF TRUMP PAID FOR BY HIS ‘CHARITABLE’  FOUNDATION AND HUNG IN ONE OF HIS PROPERTIES. IMAGE CREDIT: ENRIQUE ACEVEDO/UNIVISION NEWS The biggest draw Donald Trump brings to the masses who voted for him, one could argue, is his perceived high level of business success. I mean, he owns hotels, golf courses, and condominium buildings, not just in the United States, but all over the world. The consequences of having a U.S. president who can influence world leaders by slapping one of his towers in their face is actually less dangerous that the idea they might bomb one of those towers just to make a point to the people of the United States. I think we all agree that the incredible and an unprecedented number of conflicts that will be present in a Trump administration is dangerous for every single American citizen. That’s the big stuff. The small stuff, Trump can’t even handle without bungling that, too, as reported by The Washington Post today about a portrait he paid for with his foundation and then hung in one of his hotels: President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families. That admission was contained in the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s IRS tax filings...

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Gays Want to Know Why Trump Can Sleep Around, yet They Can’t Get Married to One Person

IMAGE CREDIT: HALFGUARDED.COM It’s a fair question. After all, everyone wants attention and affection and maybe even a permanent and monogamous partner. Just don’t ask our soon-to-be Vice President, Mike Pence what he thinks of gay people who just want to settle down with one person. Mike Pence would rather see America full of straight males who want to fondle everything they can find, like his boss, Donald Trump, rather than let gay people actually do what Mike Pence would otherwise call the ‘right thing to do’ (get married). You see, Mike Pence believes gays can ‘be fixed,’ much like a dog or a cat. The hypocrisy here is palpable, and so much so, one wants to throw it up and swallow it all over again. And then throw it all up again on one very fine Mike Pence....

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