The Odd Nature Of The Stormy Daniels Affair #resist

by Shelton Bumgarner

At last count, there were 19 women who have accused Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual advances. And yet, that is already baked into the cake as they say. His supporters shrug and don’t care. So it’s really interesting that the Stormy Daniels affair would have so much more traction than all those other women.

I honestly don’t have any explanation for it.

The relationship with Ms. Daniels was consensual and you would think it wouldn’t matter. And yet for some weird reason it does. And what’s even more interesting is why any of this has come up in the first place? Why didn’t Ms. Daniels just take the money and run as they say? Why would she care suddenly to talk about all of this a year into Trump’s administration.

These are mysteries that I can’t begin to understand. Anyway, I have a feeling that through bare knuckled legal tactics, all of this will eventually fade away and Trump will not survive, but prosper. But it’s one of those things, I will know we’ve reached the tipping point when I see it. And, currently, we’re no where near a tipping point.

V-Log: Some Thoughts On Stormy Daniels & Donald Trump #Resist

by Shelton Bumgarner

The main issue at this point is if there is anything that will break the cult of personality associated with Donald Trump. It’s very possible that we may find out if Trump really could kill someone on 5th Avenue on FOX News and it not cause him any political damage.

It really could get that bad.

But we’ll see. It’s weird that Trump has two major scandals now that would otherwise bring down any other administration. But with Trump — nothing. Trump has a very powerful hold on the Republican Party and I just don’t know if it will ever be broken. It’s sad but true.

The two videos below deal with this.

My Hottake On H.R. McMaster Leaving The White House

by Shelton Bumgarner

This is one of those times when either it means something or it doesn’t. Either Trump picks warmonger John Bolton as his National Security Adviser or he doesn’t. So, for the time being we’re in limbo. We’re both going to war with the DPRK and who knows who else, or we’re not.

At this point, there are no easy answers.

My gut tells me John Bolton — sans weird mustache — is going to get the gig. And then all hell will break loose. If Bolton gets the gig, then my prediction that we’re at war with the DPRK by August is on track. If he doesn’t get the gig, then we can all take a huge sigh of relief and go about our business being angry about other stupid shit on the part of the Trump Administration.

My gut tells me it’s going to be Bolton, but my gut has been wrong before. So, we may get to the precipice and then walk away. I only say all of this because if Bolton has Trump’s ear, then a preemptive war with the DPRK seems like a very real possibility. That, at least, is Bolton’s reputation. I could be wrong. Maybe he will surprise us.

But that would make no sense given his history of touting war.

We just don’t know yet. It could go either way. He hasn’t gotten the job yet, so there’s still a chance that sanity will prevail and we won’t have to worry about any of this. But time will tell.

Stormy Weather: Trump As Emperor, Stormy Daniels & The DPRK

by Shelton Bumgarner

The scary thing is, we’re in for a few bumpy months as things sort themselves out. I’m of the opinion that we’ll be at war with the DPRK by August. I say this with the expectation that John Bolton will be National Security Adviser in the coming days.

I believe that the United States is no longer a republic. The United States is now a quasi empire and that because of cold blooded, bare knuckled politics, there’s nothing we can do about it for the time being. The Vichy Republicans in Congress have completely given up their oversight responsibilities and there’s no much we can do about it.

I would suggest, however, that the only way we get out of this situation is a mass organization of the people the likes of which we’ve never seen in American history. We’d have to design an app that allowed people to protest legally and peacefully for weeks, if not months before Vichy Republicans would take notice.

Of course, by the time it actually worked, the 2018-midterms would be around the corner and some of the momentum would be taken out of the effort as the political silly season began. The below video is pretty interesting and goes into a lot of detail about what I’m talking about.

‘Eat The Salad, Rex’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock Song

In my imagination these lyrics would go a fast hard rocking song like R.E.M’s What’s the Frequency Kenneth. Let me be clear — I know none of these lyrics will ever be produced, but it’s relaxing to write stories out in verse.

Eat The Salad, Rex
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform

eat the salad, Rex
we’re all here for a nice dinner
with the Chinese it’s clear
latter complains won’t due
we’re here to make do
have a clue, have a clue, have a clue

we’re all going to tell the truth
the facts don’t matter
no matter how many people march in the streets
just do as I say

eat the salad, Rex
eat the salad, Rex
do as I say
do as I say

no one will believe you
no matter what you say
I’m going to gaslight you
until dawn breaks

eat the salad, Rex
it tastes so good
like it, like it like you should
I’ve told you want do
you’ll eat it if you know
what’s good for you

eat the salad, Rex
eat the salad, Rex
eat the salad, Rex

V-Log: Some Context For Trump & Stormy Daniels #Resist

by Shelton Bumgarner

This video gives some historical context to what’s going on with Trump and Stormy Daniels. It also talks about how if John Bolton becomes National Security Adviser, we’re all fucked. All things being equal, if Bolton becomes National Security Adviser, that’s a huge signal from Trump of what direction he’s going to go with both the DPRK and Iran.

Of Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump & The Historic Hypocrisy Of The Right

by Shelton Bumgarner

The thing that really bothers me about Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels is how hypocritical the Right is. I’m old enough to remember how the Right went on a fishing expedition to find wrong doing on the part of Bill Clinton 20 years ago.

It’s really weird how the old expressions, “first time tragedy, second time farce” and “history doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme” are so true right now. We’re entering a traditional presidential sex scandal in extraordinary times so much so that anything could happen. I just don’t know what the endgame of all of this will be. Trump may find himself bloody but unbowed by the time it’s all over with — especially if he starts a war with the DPRK — or something much darker could happen.

(This video stops abruptly, but is pretty good.)

If you may recall, here’s what happened with Bill Clinton 20 years ago: Lucianne Goldberg, Linda Tripp and Matt Drudge concocted a plot to bring down President Clinton because Tripp had recordings of Monica Lewinsky who at the time at least was something of a flibbertigibbet.

I’m not saying there’s a conspiracy against Donald Trump at this point to bring him down using Stormy Daniels, but I would suggest that “dark forces” have aligned against him, given that Daniels waited so long to come forward. I would suggest that Trump has finally pissed off the wrong people and they see — just like Goldberg, Tripp and Drudge 20 years ago — sex as the perfect weapon to bring down Trump.

But we’ll see. As I have mentioned before, if Trump starts a war with the DPRK, all of this will go down the memory hole and none of it will matter anymore. Only time will tell.

The Coming Korean Nightmare #Resist

by Shelton Bumgarner

I’m still of the opinion that we’re on track for a war with the DPRK by August 2018. I believe one of two things will happen if and when Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un: either Trump gives the DPRK everything they want unilaterally and we’re all left aghast at how crazy it all is, or the whole thing is a complete disaster and we lurch towards a needless war the likes of which we’ve not seen since World War I.

I have no inside knowledge, so I don’t know which one it will be. That, in itself makes me nervous. It makes far more sense that Trump would storm out of a meeting with Kim as opposed to hug him. Keep an eye on John Bolton. If John Bolton becomes National Security Adviser, then we’re going to war.

We’re going to war because Trump needs a “big reboot” desperately. He needs a 9/11 size event so Stormy Daniels and any number of other scandals fall into the memory hole. And, remember, if Trump starts a war in August, it will likely be wrapped up by Veterans Day and that will make his fucking parade evening bigger and more popular.

I only say any of this because it just makes too much strategic sense. I’m not suggesting a conspiracy, I’m just saying if you’re Donald Trump — and lack of basic human empathy — and you finally feel comfortable with traditional statecraft, it makes a lot of sense to “wag the dog” in a pretty epic manner.

And Trump is going to get away with it. We’re going to wake up in 2025 and see President Tom Cotton being sworn in. There really isn’t much we can do about it, sad to say.

Tipping Point: Dark Forces Are Aligning Against Trump & Using Stormy Daniels

by Shelton Bumgarner

I am just the right age to remember what was going on 20 years ago with then President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. There came a point, a tipping point, when the scandal took on a life of its own and it just blew up far faster than anyone could have possibly have imagined.

I feel as though we’re lurching towards a similar tipping point with Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels. I say this only because this scandal isn’t going away, at least for the time being. I think some of it is how simple this scandal is, how traditional it is — it’s a presidential sex scandal.

As such, the mouth breathers out there who don’t care or understand TrumpRussia, are able to wrap their dumb minds around it in a way they can’t with the rest of the dumpster fire that is the Trump Administration. Something feels different about the Stormy Daniels mess. It seems as though dark forces have aligned to bring down the Trump Administration in a way none of us could have possibly expected.

That’s thing thing about what happened to Bill Clinton. The whole thing really was a witch hunt because a small group of people had a personal hatred of him. Linda Tripp, the Goldberg family and Matt Drudge used Monica Lewinsky to put Bill Clinton in a logic trap, one that nearly cost him his presidency. I’m suggesting that it’s possible, not probably, that a similar situation is afoot. It’s possible that some very powerful people have finally grown fed up with Trump and they believe they’ve figured out how to get rid of him: a traditional sex scandal.

But I have no inside information, it’s just a hunch. So only time will tell. I will suggest, however, that if you combine Stormy Daniels with Bob Mueller’s TrumpRussia investigation the Trump Administration is facing an existential threat in a way none of us could have expected.

Only time will tell, I guess.

‘Trumplandia’ — #Lyrics To A Fast Pop-Rap Anti-Trump Protest Song

I may have used this as a song title before, but I have come up with a new way of using it, so there you go. This would be a really fast song like “We Didn’t Start The Fire” and “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine.) That’s the vision, at least.

lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform

it started with Russian bots
telling us what to do
playing with our heads late at night
giving us a fright
then the comedy letter ended Hillary’s gaul
she had to take the fall, take the fall

before you know it
we wake up and it’s Trumplandia
Trump is in control
the chaos rolls in like the tide
and people are eating Tidepods for a like
so much has happened where to begin, to begin, to begin

don’t mess with the Mooch
he’ll just screw the pooch
people at the airport in support
of immigrants
Trump passes tax cuts in order to loot
the treasury
dear me, dear me, dear me

we wake up and it’s Trumplandia
we wake up and it’s Trumplandia
we wake up and it’s Trumplandia

we’re all in Trumplandia now
when will it end? when will it end?
will Stormy Daniels bring us respite
from the hell that lasts all day and all night

just hope it’s over soon
hope it ends with Trump behind bars
or at least a zoo
what can you do, what can you do

each day brings with it a new scandal I’m afraid
people tell me to shut up and just get laid
we’ll they can suck it as far as I care
this fight ain’t over, don’t you fear

we wake up and it’s Trumplandia
we wake up and it’s Trumplandia
we wake up and it’s Trumplandia