The Lyingest, Liar That Ever Lied

It comes as no surprise that Donald Trump is a lair. If you never listened to him describe the “unbelievable” things his private detectives were finding out about President Barack Obama and his birth. If you never listened to him pandering and telling different stories at each stop during the campaign. Even if you never listened to any of his bragging about being the smartest and the best at everything. On his first day in office when he insisted the crowd size at his inauguration was larger than President Obama’s, that should have been a clue.

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During the campaign, one study said he told an average of five lies a day. He promised the coal miners were going back to work… in coal mines. He would build a wall and Mexico would pay for it. He would hire the best and brightest people, instead we got his family.

Now it seems he thought he could slip one past us regarding the meeting his eldest son, son-in-law and campaign manager took with a group of Russians to discuss how Russia could help his campaign. He personally dictated a misleading letter saying the meeting was primarily about adoptions when in fact it was about Russia helping him win. Because he was used to his lies not mattering, or fading away after each new distraction. He must have forgot there was a Special Counsel following his trail of breadcrumbs until he captures his prey.

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Just keep lying Donald! It’s worked for you all your life as you’ve stayed one step ahead of bankruptcy, debt collectors and the American and Russian mobs. Keep lying as Robert Mueller gets closer and closer to uncovering that house of cards that’s your business finances. You, “never did and deals with Russia!” That’s a good one. You might as well dance with the one that brung you!

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The Challenge of Mature Relationships


I’ve met several mature Black women who’ve more or less given up on finding love. It’s not that they don’t want it. They’re just making no effort to find it, possibly blocking every glimmer of hope that comes along. Their history typically contains stories of being deceived, having to carry too much of the load, pain and unhappiness. They don’t reject the concept of love, which to some also means marriage. They just don’t want to be let down again, experiencing what they possibly define as failure. Some are hoping that Black Knight (or possibly another hue) will find them and break through the barriers they’ve erected but taking no proactive steps of their own. Better not to try at all!

There is no one-fits-all solution that works for everyone. Some of these women are content in their lives which may revolve around their children and their careers. They find happiness where they can, having relationships on their terms if at hall.

While thinking on this. I realized that many men find themselves in the very same situation. They settle for shallow small-risk relationships or maybe none because failing is just as real for them. In a conversation with a family member, she compared me favorably to her brothers because, “at least you’re still dating.”

The evolution of a meaningful relationship is just as full of pot holes for men as for women. Perhaps compounded by the fact that women willing to enter into a less than a committed relationship are not hard to find.

I found myself speaking to a younger male about relationships and said, “When I was growing up you were considered a punk if you turned down a woman offering herself under almost any circumstances. What you’ll realize at some point, hopefully sooner than later, is that with each interaction comes expectations. If all you want is momentary pleasure, the karma you’re sewing into the universe will only come back to haunt you.” I actually used much more common language so he’d get the point but I’m using literary license so not to tarnish my image.

The same is true for grown ass men. Enter relationships with a level of seriousness or not at all. It’s acceptable to be hopeful as you get to know someone. But recognize if you’re on or off the right track. Men should reexamine their goals as well. If all you’re looking for is easy access, don’t be disappointed in what you get. Think about what it is you’re looking for and what you’re unwilling to accept, long before you’re sitting across from a date having dinner or buying someone a drink. Once you know what you’re willing to say no to. Then you can consider what will make you say yes.

Relationships don’t have to be as hard as we make them. Honesty and open communication go a long way towards finding that person you’re willing not to just settle for, but settle down with. To those who considered quitting the race, I encourage you to give it another try, or as many as necessary because it can be done! When you find that person you want to talk to about everything. You’re on the way!

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Trump’s Week In Review: Can It Get Any Worse? July 28, 2017

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  1. Surely Trump is tired by now of all this winning losing! The biggest perhaps is the failure to get any Health Care Bill through the Senate. They tried Repeal and Replace, they tried straight Repeal, they tried the Skinny Repeal bill and even the “We’ll vote for it only if you guarantee it never becomes a law” bill that even Republicans called it “a fraud.” Mike Pence marched into the Senate with great fanfare, preparing to cast the deciding vote, before McCain pulled the okey-doke and voted no. Pence skulked out of the Senate under cover of darkness.
  2. The Cage Match at the White House was on full display. Scaramucci went after Priebus and Bannon, Trump went after Sessions on a daily basis along with pretty much the rest of the Justice Department. Russia kept coming up as Manafort was linked to the Russian Mob. Ivanka lawyered up and Trump kept tweeting.
  3. Thump threatened the whole State of Alaska over Murkowski’s health care vote. In retribution, Congress is planning hearings to slap down the Interior Secretary who passed along Trump’s threat.
  4. Trump tweeted that he was kicking Transgenders out of the armed services effective immediately. In what technically might be mutiny or treason or something. The Head of the Joint Chiefs and some of those Chiefs said they weren’t doing it.
  5. Even Russia is worried about Trump’s erratic behavior and there’s talk about wanting their money back.
  6. Priebus resigned was fired and is being replaced by General John Kelly, formerly of Homeland Security. Priebus was still riding with Trump on Air Force One when Trump tweeted the announcement.
  7. Scaramucci gave an interview to The New Yorker which was the most foul mouth, vile interview with a White House Staffer ever. Trump must be so proud!
  8. Trump takes credit for new jobs in Wisconsin that were planned before the election and will cost each Wisconsinite over $500 in additional taxes. Good job Donald!
  9. He still wakes up every day in Donald Trump’s body and that must suck!

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Royal Rumble At The White House (Round One)

“Sessions is hanging on with his fans in the Senate, right wing media and the Klan urging him to hang on.”

  • Contains Explicit Language

 

Round One Recap:

Trump went after Sessions in an all-out attack from all sides. He blistered him on Twitter, in interviews and even during a press conference with a foreign leader. He tried to force him into submission but Sessions is hanging on with his fans in the Senate, right wing media and the Klan urging him to hang on. Only the bell saved him from the Trump choke hold but Trump is glaring at him from across the ring as round two is ready to begin.

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Newcomer Anthony Scaramucci (The Mooch) used a sneak attack on Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon and all leakers who he’s promised to root out, even if he has to fire everybody and start fresh. He called Reince, “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.” He promised to refer Priebus to the FBI on felony charges. He said, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.” About the leakers he said, “What I want to do is kill all the fucking leakers and I want to get the President’s agenda on track so we can succeed for the American people.

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In other action, Jared has thrown Donald Trump, Jr under the bus. Bannon is waiting to take on the winner of that match. Kellyanne is shouting something but no one is listening and Ivanka missed the first round because she was consulting a criminal attorney. Tillerson, the former National Chairman of the Boy Scouts of America is fuming about Trump’s recent Jamboree speech but hasn’t entered the ring. Mattis is equally upset about Trump’s kicking Transgendered people out of the military by Tweet although none of the Armed Services are obeying the President. Round Two is scheduled to begin with a series of Trump tweets at 6:30 AM Eastern

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Update: In a viscous knockout, Scaramucci kicks Priebus to the curb and he’s replaced by Gen. Kelly, formerly of Homeland Security. Priebus was still on Air Force One with Trump when he tweeted out the decision.

If You Could See You As I Do


Would that you could see you like I do

You think others see your exterior and it’s all they notice

I see your beauty in spite of all else

You don’t want to be thought of as beautiful lest any attraction be shallow

I see your appearance as a reflection of your soul

I know the beauty of your words and your mind

The blessing and curse of the empathy that never lets you forget the plight of others

I see the drive void of ambition

The inability to cause others pain

The desire to avoid the shallowness your looks attract

You allow yourself to see the Africa in you and know that it is good

If you saw you as I do you’d know that you are rare and unique

Many pretty women are obsessed by their own appearance and make their way on looks alone

Looks that will one day fade…

Your beauty comes from the good within you

It is God herself saying, “This is my child and I am most proud”

When I see you, I see all your gifts of which your beauty is a reflection

When others say, “You’re beautiful” respond however you will

When I next say it, reply, “I am!”

Trump Word(s) For The Day: Checks and Balances

As part of my patriotic duty I will begin sharing the word(s) of the day to help our President prepare for what’s coming. Because he doesn’t seem to attach the same meaning to words like honesty, news, Constitution and transparency. I feel that if given a little time to consider the actual meanings of words he can do better. I will provide both the common definition and when applicable the urban translation. Today’s words: Checks and Balances

For those paying close attention. I know today’s word was supposed to be “Prison” but a lot of groundwork has to be laid before he gets there.

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Definition: A system that limits power within a political system, group, or organization in which no single part of it can become too powerful, because it needs the agreement of the other parts for its actions to be legal

  • Macmillan Dictionary

Urban Translation: Even a wannabe dictator like Trump is finding out that the Courts can kick his ass, Congress can kick his ass and he can’t do a damn thing in terms of legislation without their say so. Now he announced that Transgenders can no longer serve in the military. Wanna bet how that one works out?

Next Words: Russian Mob

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Trump and the Boy Scout National Jamboree

In July of 1969, Richard M. Nixon was President and the Boy Scout National Jamboree was held at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The Boy Scouts say they have a “long standing tradition” of inviting the President of the United States to attend. Nixon didn’t appear that year, the Scouts did get a shout out from Neil Armstrong while on his way to the moon. The Scouts present including myself, watched the moon landing in an amphitheater, cheering Neil and cheering America.

A lot happened in 1969. Black Panther members Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were shot dead in their sleep during a raid by 14 Chicago policemen. A group of Native Americans seized Alcatraz Island in protest and held it for 19 months. News of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam broke and war protests raged across college campuses. 14 Black athletes were kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for wearing black armbands into their coach’s office. The Stonewall Riots in New York marked the beginning of the American Gay Rights Movement. A grassroots movement in Berkeley, CA seized a vacant lot and formed, “The People’s Park.” Woodstock.

There was great unrest throughout the land yet in a secluded State Park in Idaho. It was serenity that ruled the day. Over 34,000 youth from across the United States and the world gathered in complete harmony in what should have served as an example for world leaders. These young men camped, cooked, competed, traded patches representing their troops and locations, hiked, fished and sang songs. When Armstrong touched down, they all held flashlights in a sign of unity I’ve not witnessed since. After a week at Lake Pend Oreille, the boys went back from whence they came, carrying with them at least a little more hope than when they arrived.

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In July 2017, another National Jamboree was held in Glen Jean, West Virginia. Again, thousands of scouts from around the world gathered while the world around them raged. The current US President, Donald J Trump did accept the Boy Scouts of America invitation. He didn’t bring a message of hope and inspiration. He urged the passage of a plan that will deprive people of insurance and cause more Americans to die. He bragged about his election victory, giving a state by state summary. He assailed his former opponent, condemned the other major political party when not belittling his own. He exhibited the worst America has to offer at a time and place where he should have at least pretended otherwise.

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The Boy Scouts of America issued a statement without mentioning the President’s name. They declared the organization was, “wholly non-partisan and does not support any one position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy.” The sitting President serves as the BSA’s honorary president. In this case that title should be removed.

That Donald Trump is ill equipped to be President has long been clear. He often reminds he is unfit to be a husband, father, business owner or role model of any kind. Let’s hope that the ill will and hatred he left with this group of boys doesn’t linger in the way that goodwill did in 1969.

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