The Wall & unintended consequences @ WTF 4/26

By necessity today’s column… blog… whatever it is that WTF writes… (Be Nice!)…  is about Trumpty Dumpty… his wall… his wars… his flailing at windmills that have no meaning except to enrich pockets that need no further enriching… his anti-greatness…

But… mostly its about the Trumpty’s stupidity, that damn wall and some unintended consequences…

Just part of China…

My core being always knew that Trumpty Dumpty was an incredibly stupid and an ass of a person. In fact, recently on a Facebook thread that dealt with one of his more stupid comments…

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal he commented on his recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and told the publication that Xi Jinping told him that “Korea actually used to be a part of China.”

Now… whether Xi told him that or not was not something the tactless jackass should have made public for a variety of reasons.

One… without going into the extremely complicated history of warfare and conflict between China and Korea… it is generally assumed by historians and other experts that while Korea or parts of Korea were occupied by China way back once upon a time, Korea was never actually annexed or made a part of China. In fact, even modern Chinese historiography doesn’t directly put the Koreans under the sphere of China’s influence culturally or demographically. There may have been an “occupation” but never an assimilation.  SO… the comment that Korea was once of China is inaccurate no matter whether Xi said it or not (and believes it or not) and should have been left unsaid by the officious baboon… and… the fact he said it… “part of China”…  pissed off the South Koreans who mostly called him ignorant. The same South Koreans who are supposed to be one of our strategic allies… especially in that part of the world being next to one of our so-called enemies… North Korea. Trumpty now likes China so for the present moment they is a friendly. 

But… on that Facebook thread that pointed out how he pissed off the South Koreans were with his stupidness… I said… “How in the hell has this man ever managed to keep his millions? He is a perfectly imperfect example of stupidity, lies and ignorance.”

But, recently… as of Monday (4/24) … I found out how exactly truthful it is that the “man” is a perfectly imperfect example of stupidity, lies and ignorance.

The ratings game…

Seems someone (or someones) at a recent White House lunch asked Trumpty when he would finally get around to relieving Sean of the Dead Spicer’s job as his Press Secretary. Or saying, “You’re fired.” I mean especially since Seany doesn’t have the most important traits and attributes that a good press secretary needs… the ability to speak succinctly, to the point and think fast on your feet whenever an unexpected question or revelation is made. In effect, he all too often becomes the story which is exactly what his job is not…

And, just in case he is reading WTF in his spare time, here is a friendly reminder for his ass… the number one rule for any press secretary is… DO NOT BECOME THE DAMN STORY!

Reportedly a mole from that lunch told the Washington Post that Trumpty said, “I’m not firing Sean Spicer. That guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in.”

The asshole thinks that this is a fucking game… a reality show… like his dumbass show where he got to tell schmucks who appeared on it… “You’re fired.” That it’s all about the ratings as if he is selling space to sponsors. Only he is trying to keep his name… and by default his presidency… up and forefront we the peoples’ minds.

While it’s true Sean of the Dead’s press shows have kinda, sorta become must watch TV… according to a February New York Times article whenever Sean of the Dead has one of his pressers he gets about 4.3 million sets of eyeballs watching  and at one point outshone CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” and ABC’s “General Hospital”… primarily for all the wrong reasons.

From his very first day on the job… “What me worry?” Sean said Trumpty Dumpty’s inauguration crowd was bigger than the Bamster’s despite photos proving that was not the case. (Already he was setting the stage for Trumpty and his peep’s obsession and fixation on the Bamster.)

And, not being content to just start the ball rolling on his dispensing of misinformation, he also took the time at that news conference to tell the press that they needed to get their shit right and stop reporting “inaccurate stories” about Trumpty.

Good job Sean, old bean… piss off the guys and gals you want to be on your side hopefully reporting things favorable to, or for, your boss.

Then, to put an exclamation point on it all… in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary… he eventually came back in a follow up presser and said… “Sometimes we can disagree with the facts.”

Which another Trumpty administration doofus with rocks for brains… Kellyanne Conway… later defined as the dawning of the age of the alternate facts.

All the way up to when he came out and fumbled fucked his justification for Trumpty ordering a missile attack upon a Syrian airfield in response to the use of the Syrian president’s use of the sarin gas on civilians… which by the by is still unproven and quite possibly an erroneous and illogical alternate facts assumption… and… he said Hitler was not as evil as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because “Hitler didn’t even sink to the level of using chemical weapons.”

When he was asked to clarify what the fuck he had said… Spicer must have thought… “Hmmm, how much further can I sink into the Big Muddy?” … and… he said…  “When you come to sarin gas, there was no … he was not using the gas on his own people in the same way that Assad is doing. There was not… he brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that. But what I’m saying is the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them, the use of it … I appreciate the clarification, [denying that Hitler used gas] was not the intent.”

I don’t need to go into what has already been talked about and gone over with a fine toothcomb ad infinitum. Anyone with a semblance of a brain can see the incredulously illogical and brain numbing inappropriateness of what was said.

The final reality is… this man does not have the capability to do his job. He should be fired. Or… at the minimum relieved of his job responsibilities and assigned elsewhere where he can better use his talents… whatever they may be.

But, nope… not a chance. He gets the damn ratings. His numbers are too damn good.

And, this is why… the proverbial nutshell… the old microcosmic example… Trumpty Dumpty is an unfit person to be the president of the United States of America.

He is not interested in running a country… he is not interested in doing anything to promote the general welfare and well-being of we the people. He blatantly is doing nothing to help this country… or this planet… to function as a hospitable and healthy habitat for all living things. He constantly says or does things without rhyme or reason…

I’ll wait… but… go Google his campaign strategies, or his promises, and then come back and tell me how many he is even faintly close to even attempting to accomplish. Yeah, yeah, yeah… it hasn’t even been a half year for his administration. But… please…

He says we need to stay out of the wars that torment the Mid-East… specifically Syria. Then he bombs the damn country?

He says the Syrians are bad people… terrorists whose intents are to do us harm… but then he justifies his attacking a Syrian airfield because of the little children… because no child should suffer as the children did during the gas attack that was perpetrated on the Syrian people? Where was all this compassion when children were dying from being bombed by government and rebel forces alike. Where was this compassion when Syrian people… children… drowned because they were in overloaded and overcrowded vessels that had either been turned away from certain countries or denied passage and refugees status to countries? Instead, he tried to put an immigration ban in place. Then failed miserably at doing it because he… and by extension his people… don’t know the nuances or exactly what the fuck getting the ban established entailed… or… that it simply would be illegal and struck down in a court of law and ridiculous to try to put into effect in the first place. Simply a waste of time and resources besides being the creation of ill will domestically as well as worldwide. All commodities that the “leader” of a country should not be wasting.

He promises the world and then never delivers, or if he does deliver, it’s the exact opposite from his promises.

To be blunt… he does whatever his rich bastard sons of bitches’ cronies tell him is needed so they can continually rape the world for more profits.

He either makes laws that are anti-humanity or revokes laws that protect the environment, that protects workers’ rights, that protects wild life, that protects safe, or promotes preserving, safe drinking water, that promotes the general health and wellbeing of any one of us at all.  And, worse of it all is that he has appointed people who appear to not have the foggiest hint of an idea of what they need to do to do their jobs. Or maybe… they do… and maybe that’s not such a good thing when you come right down to it all.

It’s a game… a ratings game… a childish fool’s game of look everybody it’s me. You need to like me. Ignore the fact that the emperor wears no clothes and just applaud and say how damn good and wonderful I am.

That damn wall, again?

He is also a damn bully. He tries to threaten and coerce to get this way and usually even fails at that. He thinks he can steamroll over rules and protocols and just issue an edict and his will be done.

His latest attempt to get his way… his damn build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Right from jump street… while there might have been some populist, albeit mostly racially biased, support for the wall idea, many… if not most folks… now don’t consider it a very high priority to get done or necessary at all.  The biggest reason for that? Money.

The White House started the year using a $12 billion figure… congressional elephants said… uh, uh… more like $15 billion. Then the Department of Homeland Security said fergeddaboudit… try at least $20 billion. Not to be outdone the congressional donkeys said… let’s tell it like it is… when all is said and done its gonna cost about $70 billion to build that damn wall.

Regardless of the price tag, it simply comes down to people do not want that kind of money being spent on building a damn wall when there are other significant problems facing the country.

That was then: White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Dems to agree to funding top priorities of Trump such as a down payment on a border wall

Trumpty Dumpty wanted a great wall. But, Trumpty Dumpty feared a great fall. So, Trumpty Dumpty told his budget director… Mick Mulvaney… to tell the Associated Press that it’s my way or the highway.

On Friday (4/21) MSNBC reported that The Associated Press said “White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents. Mulvaney told The Associated Press in an interview that ‘elections have consequences’ and that ‘we want wall funding’ as part of the catchall spending bill, which lawmakers hope to unveil next week.”

Right.

Once more the elephants… Trumpty at any rate… are trying to hold the country hostage by shutting down the government if a spending bill is not passed by a deadline… this time Friday at midnight.

And, guess what? The damn fool… the great negotiator… the deal maker… he blinked.

This is now… wall money demand dropped.

On Monday (4/24), the Washington Post reported that Trumpty Dumpty “personally hosted a private meeting with some conservative media figures yesterday afternoon and told them he’s prepared to delay funding for the wall “until September.’”

His sorry excuse for an attack dog… his big bad budget director… who come ferrying ultimatum messages, suddenly told media peeps, “The president is working hard to keep the government open.”

More like he meant… we just got our ass handed to us by both sides of the aisle who said what the fuck is wrong with you? We got enough problems as it is. So back off. We don’t need no stupid bullshit from you stopping our completing a spending bill over some damn fool wall.

The world-class expert in negotiations…

This is the guy who said he is an expert at this shit… that he is a world-class expert in negotiations.

Trumpty wants to ban Muslims from entering the country. Failure. Not once but twice.

Trumpty demanded an up-or-down vote in the House on the American Health Care Act. Failure.

He called China a currency manipulator and threatened to take them to the woodshed on the issue. Failure. He recently retreated from that stance and said the Chinese no longer manipulates currency.

Hmmm… that wouldn’t have anything to do with MSNBC reporting in March that “China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for President Donald Trump and his family to develop a host of branded businesses from hotels to insurance to bodyguard and escort services.”

Trump said NATO also need to visit the old woodshed. That maybe some military commitments we made might not be followed through on if certain NATO countries didn’t start pulling their own weight. Suddenly Trumpty bombs Syria and NATO countries say… it’s all good. And NATO and Trumpty are all hunky dory again.

But… this big damn wall along America’s southern border that was this big ass cornerstone of Trumpty Dumpty’s successful prez run has another issue that has been largely overlooked… especially by most of the general population, or as I am wont to say… we the people.

Its purpose is supposedly to keep illegals from entering the U.S.

Or, is it to keep us from escaping into Mexico for their better health insurance https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/07/healthcare-mexico-obamacare/8517917/

Hmmmm…

The rule of unintended consequences and the  wall…

But, the rule of unintended consequences once again has raised its damn head.

Scientists and conservationists are saying building the wall could be devastating for hundreds of species, and potentially lead to extinction in the U.S. for endangered or threatened animals like jaguars, ocelots, and the Mexican gray wolf.

They say construction of a wall that would be impenetrable… at least by wild animal species… could destroy or damage natural habitats and cut off animal populations who depend on roaming freely at an around the border. Which are both important to sustaining the balance of nature as well as the animal populations.

According to a 2016 analysis of data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, more than 100 animals that are listed as threatened, endangered or candidates for such status under the Endangered Species Act from coast to coast could be impacted by Trumpty’s fucking wall.

In a phrase… “It will choke off life from both sides.”

That’s from wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin. Corwin also said that many species of animals and birds rely on the ability to traverse the border for everything from seasonal access to natural resources, nesting and reproduction sites to maintaining genetically diverse populations.

Howard Quigley, Jaguar Program Executive Director and Puma Program Director for Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, said, “The biggest threat to some larger animals along the border…— including jaguars, ocelots, mountain lions, bears and wolves… was habitat “fragmentation.”

Alejandro Fierro Cabo, an assistant professor at the School of Earth, Environmental and Earth Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, told NBC News the wall wouldn’t just hurt animals, but plant populations critical to the area.

Collin O’Mara, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation, told NBC News the Rio Grande Valley was “one of the most important habitats in the country.”

“What I have come to believe is that the Trump administration is crafting the perfect extinction storm.” (Jeff Corwin)

But ultimately what Corwin eventually had to say was maybe the most succinct and important declaration made… “What I have come to believe is that the Trump administration is crafting the perfect extinction storm.”

He added… “I have seen nothing that gives me any comfort that this administration has remotely entertained the level of the conservation challenges that it faces.”

And, then using Trumpty’s own words against his ass, Corwin said the country’s rich landscape, natural resources and biodiversity were part of “what makes America great. Isn’t that part of what we have that no one else has? I don’t want to lose that.”

Neither do I.

We don’t need no stupid wall. We don’t need no more bricks in the wall. Hey, Trumpty leave that biodiversity alone.

All in all, you’re just another lump of shit in the dung pile. All in all, you’re just another lump of shit in the dung pile.

One more thing…

Add to all this… his broken words, his flip flopping, his mismanagement and bungling of anything and everything, his damn fool wall… this man even talks as if he is an uneducated boob… a person who lacks the basics of how to speak in complete and coherent sentences.

There is this blog called IPLEDGEAFALLEGIANCE that recently wrote about what Trumpty had to say when he was asked about his and the elephnat’s continuing effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

This is what Trumpty said… “The plan gets better and better and better, and it’s gotten really good, and a lot of people are liking it a lot.”

This is what IPLEDGEAFALLEGIANCE said in reply to that sentence…

“If this were the answer to an essay about the state of healthcare reform in America today that I had given to one of my Freshman English students it would have received a failing grade… not only because it is incomplete and lacks substance, to say the least, but also because it shows an utter contempt for the assignment, the reader and the English language. Take out the simple and repeated modifiers and you have PLAN GET… PLAN GOTTEN… PEOPLE LIKING.”

IPLEDGEAFALLEGIANCE then added… “Pretty bad for a 15-year-old. Not bad for a Neanderthal. And absolutely mind boggling, sad, depressing, embarrassing, ridiculous, insulting, inane, thoughtless, contemptible, and uneducated drivel coming from the President of the United States.”

Need I add anything else?

We got gypped and fucked over royally and someone didn’t even have the decency to give us a kiss or use KY.

Bill Gates said what?

Even Bill Gates… yeah, that Bill Gates the assumed richest man in the entire fucking world… says that capitalism isn’t working, and that socialism is our only hope to save the planet.

During an interview with The Atlantic, Gates said that the private sector is too selfish to produce clean and economical alternatives to fossil fuels, and announced his intentions to spend $2 billion of his own money on green energy. He then called on other multi-billionaires to help make the US fossil-free by 2050 with similar philanthropy…

“There’s no fortune to be made. Even if you have a new energy source that costs the same as today’s and emits no CO2, it will be uncertain compared with what’s tried-and-true and already operating at unbelievable scale and has gotten through all the regulatory problems.

Without a substantial carbon tax, there’s no incentive for innovators or plant buyers to switch.

Since World War II, US-government R&D has defined the state of the art in almost every area. The private sector is in general inept.

The climate problem has to be solved in the rich countries. China and the US and Europe have to solve CO2 emissions, and when they do, hopefully they’ll make it cheap enough for everyone else.”

Let me add… How much fucking money do you need?

When it’s all said, and done… after you have your first multi-110-millon-dollar nest egg… how much more do you need before you understand that it’s time to start using that money to help those that need help the most. That it’s time to throw some of that money into investing it into what matters. If, for no other reason than… saving your own damn ass by saving the planet upon which we live.

Just make it so that everyone else can stop worrying about where their next morsel of food will come from or finding a shelter from the storm. And, what you will find is that when everyone is safe and can also contribute to saving the planet… that all you spent? You will never want a damn thing for the rest of your life. It will all come back to you in ways that are totally unimaginable to your feeble little brains.

How much fucking money do you need?

Another thousand words…

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