Do We Have What It Takes To Save Ourselves From Trump’s Autocracy?

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

We may have finally reached the tipping point of all of this clusterfuck. Or if we haven’t we’re getting a lot closer than we were. I still think we’re going to war with the DPRK by August, but we live in surreal times. There are no easy answers. I wish there were.

The issue is we’re going to have to save ourselves if that is even possible. It’s not like the Dutch are going to march in and save the day. We, as Americans, are going to have to fix this problem. But it’s very possible that Trump has successfully muddied the waters to such an extent that we’ll never pin him down.

But I still have hope.

The below video is pretty interesting.

I Repeat: We Will Be At War With The #DPRK By August #Resist #Trump

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The only reason why I keep saying that we’re going to be a war with the DPRK by August is we’re lurching towards a crisis and Trump has zero human empathy and so from his point of view it would make sense to have a war in August so Lee Greenwood will pop out by election day singing, “God Bless The USA.”

Now, as I’ve said before, when I was in Korea, problems were either solved in a really weird way, or there was a fist fight. And so, it’s still possible that Trump will meet Kim Jung Un, give him everything he wants and there will be Peace In Our Time in Korea and Trump gets the Nobel Peace Prize.

And then there’s what I really think will happen.

John Bolton will shave is facial hair, he gets the job and just as both TrumpRussia and Stormy Daniels scandals reach a crescendo, Trump attacks the DPRK and there’s an enormous reboot domestically. And we’ll all wake up in early 2025 to President Tom Cotton.

That, at least, seems to be the most logical thing for Trump to do at this point. Having a bloody, nasty, quick war with the DPRK would give him more than enough cover to fire Mueller, get rid of the Stormy Daniels problem one way or another and under the guise of being a war president establish a “managed democracy” like they have in Russia. That’s what he’s been longing for all this time.

So we wait. We wait and see if Trump is the blood thirsty tyrant libtards like me have said he is, or not. Only time will tell.

Some Scenarios Of The Near Trump Future

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I love to run scenarios in my head, so let’s sketch out various possible outcomes to what’s going on with Trump and see how close we get to what really happens.

1. The Wag The Dog
In this scenario, we’re at war with the DPRK by August and along the way Trump fires who he needs to fire and pardon’s who he needs to pardon and the whole Stormy Daniels problem vanishes down the memory hole. The war is dirty, but brief and about 1 million die. Of course, there are some curve balls that could happen during the course of the war including North Korean sleeper cells being activated and there being a real death toll of American civilians in the heartland. Or any number of other weird outcomes could occur that would not result in the things being as tidy as Trump would hope. War is hell and strange things happen all the time once you actually start them.

2. The Iran-Contra
In this one, the United States is just too divided, and the issue is just too muddied and we don’t finally pin Trump down. All we get, at best, is a televised speech where Trump wanly says he’s “sorry” and we all move on and Trump wins reelection.

3. Blue Wave: All Hell Breaks Loose
In this one, Trump fires Mueller, the Stormy Daniels scandal reaches a tipping point there’s an actual Blue Wave in November. Trump is impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate, but Trump refuses to accept the outcome and there’s a shoot out on the lawn of the White House between the Secret Service and the FBI. The United States is on the brink of civil war until Pence pardon’s Trump and actively tries to calm the situation down. Pence is worse than Trump in some ways because he has an ideology and there’s a lot of resentment against him by a large segment of the population. Also, there is the possibility that by the time all this happens we will reach such anger in the populace that even Pence is removed and we endup with a Democratic president in a round about way. Or it’s possible that if it Trump sees its obvious that he’s going to be impeached, the Vichy Republicans Congress may negotiate a deal whereby someone like Ivanka Trump may replace Pence during a lame duck session after the Blue Wave.

I honestly have no idea which one of these will happen. It’s likely it will be some muddled mixture of the three. Only time will tell.

The Odd Nature Of The Stormy Daniels Affair #resist

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

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
@bumgarls

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
@bumgarls

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
@bumgarls

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
@bumgarls
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

[bridge]
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
@bumgarls

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
@bumgarls

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.