Idle Musing On The ‘Phony War’ Between #Trump & #Mueller In The Context Of Brexit

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Let’s look at the state of the “Phony War” now going on between Trump and Mueller. As I keep saying, given that if the House simply does its job Trump will be impeached in early 2019, it makes a lot of sense for Trump to strike first. Add to this there is a real possibility that the American economy — and that of the globe, for that matter — may face a real shock in the guise of a bungled Brexit in Great Britain and it definitely seems like Trump should leverage the power he has now to do a sneak attack on Mueller.

If I was Trump, I would fire Mueller immediately, pardon about a dozen people and hunker down for an extended fight. If you think about it, Trump has about 2 months to brainwash his base into believing the “which hunt” is over and that the House is totally wasting its time in investigating him at all. At this point, I have to note that anyone who thinks the House shouldn’t investigate Trump because it will only “help” him politically is really living in political la-la land. The dead hand of history has decided Trump’s fate and that fate is he is going to be impeached by the House in early 2019. There’s no going back at this point. It’s nearly a done deal.

As such, it makes pretty obvious sense to me that Trump should go on the offensive now while he has the time. It doesn’t make any sense to wait until the House officially flips to do anything about Mueller. Every moment Trump doesn’t fire Mueller and pardon people is a wasted opportunity for him in the long run. Again, in my view, there’s a real chance that Brexit is going to be completely bungled and as such it would deprive Trump of the one thing he has going for him at this point — a “humming economy.” So it makes even more sense for Trump to be as proactive as possible. Trump has until January to continue to rule as an absolute tyrant and once the new House is sworn in, the jig is up, as they say and he has an completely new political reality to deal with.

The issue for me about Mueller is he has a real weak hand in the short term and a decent hand long term. I say this because if Mueller indicts someone big like Don Jr., he’s bound to be fired one way or another. But once the new House is sworn in, they can demand he — and everyone on his team — tell them everything they know. That, in turn, will get Trump impeached as he will anyway for a whole host of things ranging from abuse of power to “light treason.”

Speaking of “light treason,” it seems going forward that the only thing the Senate would get anywhere near convicted Trump for is whatever it is he talk to Putin about in their hour long secret meeting. If the House talked to the American translator of that meeting and found out Trump really did conspire against the United States, while it wouldn’t meet the Constitutional definition of treason, it would definitely would get pretty damn close from a political standpoint.

Having said all that, it definitely seems as though the first quarter of 2019 is going to be damn bumpy. And if the economic consequences of Brexit turned out to be Trump’s ultimate undoing that would be a fitting end to this political nightmare that we find ourselves in.

State Of The #Scifi #Novel I’m #Writing For Nov. 13th, 2018: Fear Of The Concept Being Stolen

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Given the number of people looking for the original scene summary I posted, it definitely seems as though it’s inevitable someone is going to “steal” the concept and write a hack screenplay — or whatever. At this point, if the worst happens, the best I can hope for is a credit of some sort. That would definitely help my career long term.

V-Log: Could ‘No Deal’ Brexit Mortally Wound Trump Politically In 2019?

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Two of the biggest self-owns in recent political history may come together in one giant clusterfuck in early 2019. It’s possible that just as the Americans are in the middle of impeaching Trump, the British will swerve into “no deal” Brexit. My thinking is this — hard Brexit leads to the global economy slowing down in a big way and as such all those rich MAGA people who have been telling me to “shut up an enjoy the humming economy” might find a reason to finally do The Pence Pivot. I’m not saying I can predict the future, but the conditions, at least, are definitely there for what I suggest to happen.

I have no faith that May is going to dig Great Britain out of this hole and I definitely know Trump is going to be impeached. The below video is pretty interesting in this context.

Shall We Play A Game? — Wargaming The #Trump V. #Mueller Political War

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

It seems pretty obvious to me that every moment Trump doesn’t strike first against Mueller is a moment wasted. It seems from a politically strategic standpoint it would be best for Trump if he struck first and struck first hard. I would fire Mueller as quickly as humanly possible, then pardon everyone involved in what happened and then hunker down for the next two months. I don’t understand why Trump would wait until either Mueller strikes first or the House officially flips.

It just doesn’t make any sense.

So maybe something’s going on that I don’t know about. Maybe, there’s a lot going on that I don’t know about. But I will be shocked if this “phony war” between Trump and Mueller lasts until January. It makes a lot more sense for Trump to strike Muller now during the holidays than wait until people might have their fully attention focused on Trump in January.

I honestly don’t know what is going to happen at this point.

V-Log: Conservative Media Goes Silent Online, Trump & Mueller Continue The ‘Phony War’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

How long is this going to last? What’s next?

The First Act Of The Original Scene Summary Of The #Scifi #Novel & #Writing

You are a hack.

Not only are you a hack, I’ve improved on this a great deal and it’s not like I don’t know someone may steal this idea. So, take that into consideration before you write a screenplay — or whatever — inspired by what you expected to find here.

V-Log: Trump & Mueller’s ‘Phony War’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I think we’re in a phony war between Trump and Mueller. It’s just a matter of who strikes first at this point. I keep trying to figure out what Trump is going to do and I can’t figure it out. I do the same with Mueller and it’s even more fuzzy.

Some Hack Is Totally Going To ‘Steal’ My Novel’s Concept

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I feel as though I have a window of opportunity. I can see from my access logs that an unusually high number of people are looking for the original first act scene summary I wrote. As I have said, it was inevitable that I would do something like that and obviously I made a mistake.

I am working on a much, much better version of the scene summary now and the only reason why I fear someone won’t steal a march on me is, well, even if you’re a hack and you use what I posted as inspiration, for, say, a movie, it’s going to take you time to write a screenplay and actually produce a movie from it. So, I have some time. Not a lot of time, but enough time that if I write really fast and work really hard, at least I might be able to produce something before a hack version of my idea comes out.

Or maybe not. Nothing is for sure in this life.

I just have to believe in myself. The new version of the scene summary is moving along pretty well and it’s so completely different than what I posted as to be nearly unrecognizable. The general gist of the story is still there — and so some hack could really screw me over if they “stole” the concept using what I posted — but, like I said, I have a little bit of a window of opportunity.

I takes time to produce a movie, no matter how big a hack you are, and so that’s all I can hope for at this point. That’s the only reason why I keep going. I simply don’t know. So, rather than freezing up and not doing anything, I’m going to try to race towards the finish line and see what happens.

Wish me luck.

V-Log: Trump, Mueller & The ‘Dead Hand’ Of History

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts on 2019.

V-Log: The Sunken Place — Trump’s Strategy With Mueller Going Forward

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Some thoughts.