Lordy, There Are Tapes — How Does Shera Bechard Factor Into Michael Cohen’s Tapes?

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

If anything, the existence of Michael Cohen tapes would seem to disprove completely the notion that Elliot Broidy was Trump’s fall guy in the Shera Bechard matter. I say that because of all the juicy tapes Cohen’s team could leak at this point, you’d think they’d leak a tape of Michael Cohen, Keith Davidson and Donald Trump working together to screw Shera Bechard over.

But it’s pretty obvious such a tape doesn’t exist because Trump had nothing to with her despite how much logic says he does. So That’s it, that’s the end of the Shera Bechard – Elliot Broidy — Donald Trump theory. It was fun while it lasted.

Really, at this point for me, the Holy Grail of Trump Scandals is audio of Donald Trump through Michael Cohen pressuring Shera Bechard to have an abortion. But it doesn’t exist. It just doesn’t exist.

In Defense Of The ‘Radical Resistance’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

When I say the “Radical Resistance” I’m not by any means advocating that The Resistance become violent. What I am suggesting is politically we need to take the gloves off. The only reason why I suggest this is it’s pretty obvious that a small but growing portion of The Resistance is growing more radicalized already, and I propose we embrace the energy and organization of those radicals instead of shunning them.

This won’t come without risks. You risk alienating so many people by becoming radicalized that you hurt, not help the cause. But, like I said, my sense of things is The Resistance is careening towards increased radicalization regardless of how many NeverTrump people clutch their pearls and say that just shouldn’t happen.

I think this because the usually bumpy Trump Administration is growing ever more alarming in its behavior. The Resistance can focus on dry policy issues for only so long before the base is going to grow disenchanted and take matters into its own hands. It is obvious that the 2018 mid-terms are going to be about enthusiasm. it’s going to be about which side can mobilize the base the best. So rather that fight the lurch towards political radicalization on the part of The Resistance, maybe it’s time to embrace it and try to focus it in a constructive manner.

So I would suggest we try to use the energy of increased radicalization to get people pumped to vote in the fall, to protest more, things like that. Stop worry about how we’re going to address policy issues and just get people excited to do things in a practical manner that will help The Resistance take Congress back.

The fate of our country depends on it.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer and photographer living in Richmond, Va. He may be reached at migukin (at) gmail (dot) com.

Podcast: Talk To Me Internet’s Trumplandia: Trump As A Quisling

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

My friend Milo and I did a pretty great emergency podcast on recent developments between Trump and the Russians. It’s kind of long, but it’s well worth your time. It’s really informative and interesting.

V-Log: Talk To Me Internet –Trump Loses Kori Schake & The American Intelligentsia

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

In this wide-ranging video I talk a lot — A LOT! — about the fact that we’ve entered a new era in American history equal to the French intelligentsia’s refutation of Communism after the Russians squashed the Prague Spring. In essence, I suggest that while Trump may never be impeached because of white knuckled political reasons, he has, in fact, lost the American Intelligentsia and now thinking people are beginning to memorialize publicly their opposition to Trump & MAGA.

I ramble about other interesting things as well, but this video is actually worth your time.

V-Log — Take Back America: An Anti-Trump Rant

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Here’s a rambling rant against Trump and his supporters.

Why Yes, Trump Is A Quisling

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have been saying for about a year now that Trump is a traitor, or more specifically, a “quisling.” Quisling was the leader of Norway who switched sides in WWII, allowing the Germans to march right in unopposed.

I propose that Trump is a modern day equivalent of him.

So, if you really want to pound away at the traitor angle when it comes to Trump, you need to call him a quisling, because that’s what he is. It’s easy to remember, pithy and rolls off the tongue quite easily. I’ve been calling Trump a quisling on this site for a long time now on this site, as this link shows.

I would suggest we really try to connect Trump with the term quisling as much as possible. Maybe, eventually, Trump’s name will go down in the proper infamy if we try hard enough. Trump is a traitor, a big old traitor. And that he would be a traitor in the guise of the type that Quisling was is pretty self-evident at this point.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer and photographer living in Richmond, Va. He may be reached at migukin (at) gmail (dot) com.

Of Writing A Novel

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

As I sit down for a day’s writing, I find myself reflecting on difficult it is to write, period. Generally, at least for me, people tell me I suck and I should just go get a job at a bank. I think what I’m going to do is simply stop being so forthcoming when it comes to showing people the process of whatever it is I’m working on.

People want something from me that I just can’t give them. They want me to fit inside “the box” of the conventional. They hate the very idea that I would write anything at all because my grammar is bad or whatever. They come at me from the point of view of a professional writer when I’m just a struggling novice who enjoys writing and telling stories, regardless of how good the end produce might be.

But I think simply not being so open with what I’m writing will fix the issue. That and buckling down and doing the hard work of actually required to produce a novel someone in the end will want to read. Now that I have the basic plot down, the difficult part begins.

It’s surprising how absolute some people are about how they think I shouldn’t write, period. But I’ve never done what I’m supposed to do and so why should I start now. But the issue is I have to actually do the work. I have to start to do the hard work of development. There’s a lot of stuff you have to do in the background of writing a novel to produce something that is actually anywhere near what you might want to read. I’ve talked about writing enough. Time to act.

‘Ask Me Anything’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Ballad

Just screwing around with song titles and concepts. This one is pretty good. Just like telling stories in verse. That’s all that’s going on. It’s relaxing.

Ask Me Anything
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

we’re all alone in this world
don’t know what I’m going to do
moan all you like but in the end
life can give you a twirl
so I say to fate with a wink

ask me anything

maybe you’re the one
I tell you and smirk
is it possible you’re my love
a white dove ready to coo
what ever am I going to do

don’t you fret at all
I’m ready to take the plunge
ready to open the door to our first date
but you’ve got to stop waiting
get off your ass and ask

ask me anything
let the questions flow
from your tongue to my mind
ask me anything
ask me anything

[bridge]
let me answer all your questions
ease all your fears
I’ll get you closer to
everything you hold dear

what is there to worry about
once you ask me anything
I’ll say yes
maybe tonight
we’ll get undressed

ask me anything
let the questions flow
from your tongue to my mind
ask me anything
ask me anything

‘Whose Side Are You On’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Ballad

This is just relaxing. If I was all that serious about this I wouldn’t be publishing it on this dumb blog and I would spend more than 15 minutes writing it. But it is fun to see if I can tell a story in verse.

Whose Side Are You On
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

I look at your eyes
think of you between my thighs
wonder where your mind is
are you mine or someone else’s
how would I know if it’s all lie
I think and sigh

whose side are you on
I need to know
whose side are you on
I moan and moan

let me know the truth
I need the facts
your lies cut like glass
please be mine totally
devoted as can be

whose side are you on
I need to know
whose side are you on
I moan and moan

[bridge]
I want to believe you
but it’s tough
I just might leave you
if you don’t shoot straight
it’s beginning to get late

whose side are you on
I need to know
whose side are you on
I moan and moan
whose side are you on
I need to know
whose side are you on
I moan and moan

‘Summer Of Rage’ — #Lyrics To Pop-Rock-Folk-Rap Song

This would be a really fast folk-rock-pop song where everything but the chorus was rapped. At least, that’s my vision for it. It would be a little bit like the Run DMC / Aerosmith cross over hit version of “Walk This Way.”

Summer of Rage
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

summer of rage is here
‘gunna bring the heat to the pigs
summer of rage is here
cling tight to what you hold dear

summer of rage

[rapped]
you think you got it figured out
everything that makes you shout
but let me tell you without a doubt
lock your doors not your mind
the summer of rage won’t be kind
we’re going to rock for our freedom
break the back of the Man at last
no one will doubt our might
as we rage until dawn breaks
the end won’t happen I’m afraid
until we make it what we want
which is a return to sanity

summer of rage is here
‘gunna bring the heat to the pigs
summer of rage is here
cling tight to what you hold dear

[rapped]
we’re going to rage all summer
till we break back what we love
we risk being cast out of heaven
if we don’t do something fast
we’re a city on the hill
for real for real
laugh all you like is all I can say
the things we love are at risk
they’re in play because of a big baby
who shits all over himself
speaking garbage every chance he can get
screaming at the top of your lungs
is the only way to deal

summer of rage is here
‘gunna bring the heat to the pigs
summer of rage is here
cling tight to what you hold dear

[bridge]
we’re going to win
is all I can say
we may break a few eggs
along the way
but freedom’s not free
just be sure to vote in the fall

summer of rage is here
‘gunna bring the heat to the pigs
summer of rage is here
cling tight to what you hold dear