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Could Trump and Bannon be deliberately trying to provoke predominantly Muslim countries?

What if the Trump-Bannon coalition is anxious to anger and frustrate Muslims both here in the United States and around the world so that they will commit acts of violence against us and our citizens abroad precisely so that Trump has a powerful excuse to use intense military force against. Muslims in our own nation, and in countries in the Middle East? Although I have no proof of such motives, I sincerely wonder if the current administration is counting on increased terrorist attacks to justify unprecedented military action - which might be supported by the majority of Americans, if we feel we are under serious attack by Muslims. This seems pernicious, but does not feel as if it is outside the motives of Trump and his cronies. What do you think?

Watching these Executive Orders is like watching a guy wearing khakis who got drunk, wet his pants,

and is staggering around making incoherent pronouncements that he will probably have to explain away later. It's really embarrassing to have this ignorant, unstable guy representing our nation. Organize. Resist. Pray.

I know the movie GLADIATOR is fiction, but

I also think that Trump has something to learn (is that even possible??) from the premise of the story. Reflecting on today's amazing marches, and the impressive numbers of participants, it should be clear to him that - when you lose the crowds - you also lose your power. He has no moral authority to lead, and he should pay close attention to the words of the gladiator, Maximus, to the emperor, Comodus:

"The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end, Highness!"

Although Comodus is eventually killed, that's definitely not my point. Maximus - although he appears to have no political power - has just challenged the most powerful person in the empire, and those who choose to resist Trump can find profound meaning in Maximus' words.

This is WEIRD! Eight years ago . . .

the right wing media was apoplectic about the fact that President Obama forgot to wear an American flag pin on his lapel. I just watched Trump 's address to the CIA staff - I'm not going to get into the inappropriate remarks he made - and I just noticed that he's not wearing his American flag pin. Where is the right wing outrage today? This incidental practice only seemed to matter when the President was African-American. What can possibly explain this? I wonder . . .

How many Trumps does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Answer - None. Somebody from Goldman Sachs will do it for them.

Trump's Inauguration Speech is supposed to be about 20 minutes long -

but I would prefer it in a few bullet points. I don't like a lot of irrelevant information. And I sure as hell don't want to have to listen to twenty minutes of empty talk. I'm like a smart guy, and I don't need all the details. Just the bullet points, OK? Then I can get back to doing important stuff, like binge-watching DVDs and drinking. I just wish he didn't have to interrupt this National Day of Mourning with a damned twenty minute speech. Bullet Points and lots of Beer. That's a good Inauguration Day.

Suggested Motto for Trump Presidency

Let's skip the MAGA nonsense, and jump right to the reality. And Latin gives it greater gravitas -- "Cum Trumpus semper in excretia sumus solim profundum variat." Translation - "With Trump, we're always in shit. Only the depth varies." Yeah, let's go with that!
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