‘Mercenary’: #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock Song

Now, let me again be clear — I only write lyrics because I like telling stories in verse. And rather than writing a poem, I feel like at least attempting to use the structure of song lyrics. Anyway, these lyrics are told from the point of view of a woman who lives in that murky gray area between high-class call girl and someone who just has a lot of sugar daddies. There are some pointed allusions that one might draw some conclusions from. But all of this means nothing. No one cares and I’m just relaxing. As always, this is just a crude first draft. I know nothing about music so take that into consideration. The beat for this would be really fast and pop rock like Womanizer.

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

all the boys see walking down the street
but I only care about those who make ends meet
if you want to make me miss a beat
you’re going to have to do more than beat your meat
I’m the kind of gal who will blow your mind
but you’ve got to have the cash to get this piece of ass

they call me a mercenary
a fucking mercenary
they call me a mercenary
a fucking mercenary

I’ve had all the men I want and more
had a few take the fall for me
just so they can get access to power
but I’m not wilting flower
I didn’t fall for Don the Con
I squeezed him for what he was worth
’cause I’m the one who has all the dirt

they call me a mercenary
a fucking mercenary
they call me a mercenary
a fucking mercenary

[bridge]
we’re all the same
we all feel the same pain
but I’m the one with the fame
want to know more
I can’t explain

don’t call me a victim
I’m far from it
I’m a stunner waiting for my next pray
whomever is willing to pay, pay, pay
is the one who’ll make my day

they call me a mercenary
a fucking mercenary
they call me a mercenary
a fucking mercenary

V-Log: Remembering Seoul’s Johnny Red

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

So Johnny Red died. I talk for about 10 minutes about him and associated things in this v-log. Red was an influential player in the Seoul expat scene and he definitely had an influence on my life.

V-Log: Of Celebrity Crushes — The Web Is No Fun Anymore, Redux

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I feel like making a point, and that point is — you simply can’t talk about any celebrity online without them automatically assuming you’re kind of some sort of freaky stalker weirdo. If I did it, it would be only out of pique. I just hate the idea that you can no longer just have a celebrity crush anymore.

Pressing Questions About Shera Bechard & Elliot Broidy #Resist #MeToo

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Here are some questions I have right now:

1. Why is there no evidence that Broidy even knows Bechard?
2. Why is Davidson, who is connected to two other women who claim to have had an affair with Donald Trump, involved in this matter at all? Isn’t that odd?
3. What was Bechard’s state of mind at the time of her abortion?
4. When she locked down her social media accounts, was she scrubbing evidence of a connection to Broidy or to Trump?
5. Why does Bechard’s lawyer, Stris, give a shit about anything I have to say?
6. What does the Southern District of New York know?
7. Because of the Davidson and Cohen connections, among other things, logic says it was Trump, not Broidy who had the affair. Will it even matter if it was Trump? Or are we all doomed?

It seems as though nothing I do is going to make any difference. For a few hours on Friday, I thought I just happened to contact the right reporter that they would look into this story and we’d find out one way or another if it was Elliot Broidy or Donald Trump who had the affair with Shera Bechard. But I’m starting to think we’ll never know and even if we do, it won’t really matter. The only issue at this point is if it was Trump, what Ms. Bechard’s state of mind was at the time of the abortion. That is a very curious question that needs to be answered, regardless of who the father is.

As I keep saying, I think if it ever comes out, it’ll come out because of the Southern District of New York’s investigations and nothing else. I think it’s all kind of a moot point for the time being. It’s fun to speculate and talk about, but I would need something a lot closer to a smoking gun like a picture, or a Little Blue Dress before I got too excited.

I think all of this is more about me struggling to get some closure, at least for the time being, more than anything else. Unless something big happens, I have more pressing issues in front of me than worrying about a theory I can’t prove. What’s worse, even if it’s proven it doesn’t mean anything will happen. The Religious Right, the people who would bring Trump down if they got fed up with him, don’t seem like they’re going to do that even if Trump pressured someone into having an abortion. Not that I have any evidence that he did, but I do have suspicions.

I have no credibility and no one listens to me, so, really, what’s the point. I really admire my friend’s ability to dig up clues on social media when it comes to Shera Bechard, but he continues to find stuff that could either prove or disprove the theory we’re thinking about. It’s really fun-interesting watching him work, but I have got to start working on my novel and looking for a job. I really hope he finally proves his theory to be correct, but it may take a while even if someone else gets involved.

What gets me is that the Wall Street Journal broke the story a few months ago without any evidence that Elliot Broidy even knows Shera Bechard. That’s weird. It wasn’t under later in the day after they released the story that they added the name to the story. But they didn’t release any evidence that it was Bechard that Broidy had the affair with. If one wanted to be really paranoid, you could say that was the plan all along — get the story out there then a little later release the name to deflect attention from the fact that there was no proof to back up the connection.

Let’s get a little Ready Player One on this statement released after the Wall Street Journal article. Why did he mention that she was a Playboy Playmate? One could speculate he was stroking the ego of Trump. That this statement was more for Trump’s consumption than anyone else’s.

Ok, why does Keith Davidson pop up AGAIN. There are at least two other women connected to TRUMP — Stormy Daniels being one of them — who’s lawyer was at one point Keith Davidson. This connection is just really, really weird. Strange. Spooky.

That Cohen–Davidson connection is really off-the-chart odd. Why is no one else a little rattled by this connection? Isn’t it odd? I wish someone with a little bit more resources than me and my friend might do so digging on this matter. But because of the sorry state of political reporting — not to mention how lazy bloggers have become — I think for the time being there’s not much to see here. The whole thing is tantalizing, yes, but like I said, it’s all so nebulous that while logic says it’s Trump, we lack so much hard information that it could be Broidy as well. When Bechard locked down and scrubbed her social media, she may been eliminating evidence of any connection not to Trump, but of Broidy.

Continue reading “Pressing Questions About Shera Bechard & Elliot Broidy #Resist #MeToo”

Of Peter K. Stris, Donald Trump, Elliot Broidy, Shera Bechard & The WSJ

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Unless something happens, I’m getting about ready to stop talking about this and move on to the more pressing issues of working on a novel and looking for a new job. The reason is, even though Peter K. Stris, Shera Bechard’s attorney, keeps looking at my Periscopes, in real terms, the evidence that it was Trump and not Elliot Broidy who had the affair with Bechard is so muddled and nebulous that it kinda feels like I’m wasting my time talking about it.

As I keep saying, I think if it ever comes out, it’ll come out because of the Southern District of New York’s investigations and nothing else. I think it’s all kind of a moot point for the time being. It’s fun to speculate and talk about, but I would need something a lot closer to a smoking gun like a picture, or a Little Blue Dress before I got too excited.

I think all of this is more about me struggling to get some closure, at least for the time being, more than anything else. Unless something big happens, I have more pressing issues in front of me than worrying about a theory I can’t prove. What’s worse, even if it’s proven it doesn’t mean anything will happen. The Religious Right, the people who would bring Trump down if they got fed up with him, don’t seem like they’re going to do that even if Trump pressured someone into having an abortion. Not that I have any evidence that he did, but I do have suspicions.

I have no credibility and no one listens to me, so, really, what’s the point. I really admire my friend’s ability to dig up clues on social media when it comes to Shera Bechard, but he continues to find stuff that could either prove or disprove the theory we’re thinking about. It’s really fun-interesting watching him work, but I have got to start working on my novel and looking for a job. I really hope he finally proves his theory to be correct, but it may take a while even if someone else gets involved.

What gets me is that the Wall Street Journal broke the story a few months ago without any evidence that Elliot Broidy even knows Shera Bechard. That’s weird. It wasn’t under later in the day after they released the story that they added the name to the story. But they didn’t release any evidence that it was Bechard that Broidy had the affair with. If one wanted to be really paranoid, you could say that was the plan all along — get the story out there then a little later release the name to deflect attention from the fact that there was no proof to back up the connection.

Let’s get a little Ready Player One on this statement released after the Wall Street Journal article. Why did he mention that she was a Playboy Playmate? One could speculate he was stroking the ego of Trump. That this statement was more for Trump’s consumption than anyone else’s.

Ok, why does Keith Davidson pop up AGAIN. There are at least two other women connected to TRUMP — Stormy Daniels being one of them — who’s lawyer was at one point Keith Davidson. This connection is just really, really weird. Strange. Spooky.

That Cohen–Davidson connection is really off-the-chart odd. Why is no one else a little rattled by this connection? Isn’t it odd? I wish someone with a little bit more resources than me and my friend might do so digging on this matter. But because of the sorry state of political reporting — not to mention how lazy bloggers have become — I think for the time being there’s not much to see here. The whole thing is tantalizing, yes, but like I said, it’s all so nebulous that while logic says it’s Trump, we lack so much hard information that it could be Broidy as well. When Bechard locked down and scrubbed her social media, she may been eliminating evidence of any connection not to Trump, but of Broidy.

 

While New York Magazine did a great job laying out the theory that it was Donald Trump and not Elliot Broidy who had an affair with Shera Bechard, because of the research of a friend of mine, I have lingering questions about what may or may not have allegedly happened between Trump and Ms. Bechard.

Take, for instance, the basic question of what her state of mind was when she had the abortion. Did she in any way fell pressured or coerced into it in exchange for $1.6 million? Was there a direct quid pro quo for the abortion? In other words, was the only way she could get $1.6 million was having an abortion? We know Trump likes to raw dog his lovers because of Stormy Daniels, so it would make sense that that adds to the likelihood that it was Trump, not Broidy who got her pregnant.

There are other questions. Why is there no evidence that Broidy and Ms. Bechard even know each other? Wouldn’t make sense for that to have leaked out with her name when the Wall Street Journal reported on the affair? One enormous issue with the affair if it was Trump is how they kept it a secret while Trump was running for president and even into his administration.

We have extremely circumstantial evidence that puts Ms. Bechard in at least the same city as Trump and in some cases even property that he owns. One thing this raises for me is, is Trump even smart enough to pull something like this off? The level of secrecy required to do all of this not only in the middle of a presidential campaign but as a modern president is staggering. One thing is clear — she was definitely Trump’s type and as I’ve said before, logically, it makes a lot of sense that she and Trump had affair, not Broidy.

But factually, we are left grasping at straws. We have tantalizing evidence here and there from her social media activity, but that’s about it. Nothing that would be like a the little blue dress of the Clinton Administration. So, given how lazy I fear most MSM reporters are and how beholden they are to access journalism, I fear that we may never know the answers to these questions, and if we do they will either be met with a shrug by the very people who would otherwise be the most upset, or the whole thing will be so muddled because of negative-polarization that it will be very moot indeed.

And, yet, I’d like to think maybe someone, somewhere with some gumption and access to the resources needed to follow up on my questions as well as the New York Magazine article in general, might save the day. Only time will tell, I guess.

Continue reading “Of Peter K. Stris, Donald Trump, Elliot Broidy, Shera Bechard & The WSJ”

Peter K. Stris I SEE YOU (Ha!) #Resist

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

This absolutely means nothing. Zilch. But it is at least mildly amusing, interesting or frightening that someone I believe to be Shera Bechard’s lawyer looked at one of my Periscopes about me dwelling on things. Let me state for the record that I’m not stalking her and I am completely indifferent in real terms about all of this, but I have nothing better to do and it gives me something to talk about.

So, it doesn’t really matter. And, let me also be clear that even if my friend and I were miraculously able to prove that it was Trump and not Broidy that Bechard had an affair with, it’s unlikely that the very people who could bring Trump down — the Religious Right — would even care. The only scenario I can think of whereby they might raise an eyebrow is if you could prove she had an abortion under duress.

As I keep saying, however, the only way we’re going to prove any of this is the SDNY. They may have in their possession proof that Trump not only had an affair with Bechard, but paid her off directly to have an abortion and keep quiet. But for the time being, this is very tin foil hat. I doubt even InfoWars would see any of this as credible, if they peddled left-wing instead of right-wing conspiracy theories.

But all of this definitely gives me something to talk about instead of more pressing personal issues.

There’s No Proof Elliot Broidy Even Knows Shera Bechard

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I thought there was a picture of Elliot Broidy with Shera Bechard, but I was wrong. So, as of right now, other than the Wall Street Journal story that set up the story, there is no evidence at all that Elliot Broidy even knows Shera Bechard.

Wouldn’t it make sense that if these two were having a two year affair that there would be some photographic evidence somewhere that the two were at least in proximity to each other? Wouldn’t it, in fact, be in Broidy’s best interest to make an air-tight case that that he did, in fact, have an affair with Bechard to prevent the very speculation that I am be engaged in?

And look at this:

So, again, we don’t have any evidence of either Broidy or Trump being involved, but the logic of it being Trump not Broidy is significantly stronger. She’s his type physically. We know Trump digs Playboy Bunnies. She was in physical proximity to him during 2015-2017. And because of Stormy Daniels, we know he raw dogs his lovers, which would mean logically it would make sense if he was dating Bechard that he might get her pregnant.

But this is all speculation. We now have to just wait until some MSM person finds the gumption to do something about this and looks into it a little bit more. But Bechard has $1.6 million reasons to stay mum at this point. She is no Stormy Daniels and as of right now has no reason to change.

I Guess We’ll Never Know If Shera Bechard Had An Affair With Donald Trump

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

While it makes logical sense that it was Donald Trump and not Elliot Broidy that Shera Bechard had an affair with, it is doubtful we’ll ever know the truth unless the SDNY drops a bombshell on us. So, we’re just going to have to be content with the knowledge that it definitely looks like she had an affair with Trump instead of Broidy.

The more you think about it, the less the logic of Bechard having an affair with Broidy holds up. While is there little if any evidence that they even know each other? If there was affair, why so little proof? But Trump has one thing going for him in his defense: Trump is such a fucking moron I struggle to imagine him being able to pull of something like this while in office. It takes guile and intelligence to be a modern president and keep something like an affair secret when your ever move is tracked by thousands of scoop hungry reporters.

Here’s my take on it in table form.

 Trump  Broidy
 Fuckability Because of power: 10 Fuckability: Because of money: 6
Proximity To Bechard: She was frequently in NYC about the time Trump was.  Proximity To Bechard: Broidy is a long-time LA resident, but who knows.
Proof they knew each other: Extremely sketchy. A little bit of social media that indicates some connection if nothing more than proximity at the right time Proof they knew each other: None other than maybe on picture of them together in public I think.
 Is it possible? Definitely seems that way.  Is it possible? The logic doesn’t hold up.
Weaknesses to theory:Trump is to stupid and he was way too visible to pull something like this off. Weakness to theory:Limited proof they even know each other, despite a $1.6 million payoff.

Unanswered Questions About Shera Bechard That Could Bring Down Trump

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

While New York Magazine did a great job laying out the theory that it was Donald Trump and not Elliot Broidy who had an affair with Shera Bechard, because of the research of a friend of mine, I have lingering questions about what may or may not have allegedly happened between Trump and Ms. Bechard.

Take, for instance, the basic question of what her state of mind was when she had the abortion. Did she in any way fell pressured or coerced into it in exchange for $1.6 million? Was there a direct quid pro quo for the abortion? In other words, was the only way she could get $1.6 million was having an abortion? We know Trump likes to raw dog his lovers because of Stormy Daniels, so it would make sense that that adds to the likelihood that it was Trump, not Broidy who got her pregnant.

There are other questions. Why is there no evidence that Broidy and Ms. Bechard even know each other? Wouldn’t make sense for that to have leaked out with her name when the Wall Street Journal reported on the affair? One enormous issue with the affair if it was Trump is how they kept it a secret while Trump was running for president and even into his administration.

We have extremely circumstantial evidence that puts Ms. Bechard in at least the same city as Trump and in some cases even property that he owns. One thing this raises for me is, is Trump even smart enough to pull something like this off? The level of secrecy required to do all of this not only in the middle of a presidential campaign but as a modern president is staggering. One thing is clear — she was definitely Trump’s type and as I’ve said before, logically, it makes a lot of sense that she and Trump had affair, not Broidy.

But factually, we are left grasping at straws. We have tantalizing evidence here and there from her social media activity, but that’s about it. Nothing that would be like a the little blue dress of the Clinton Administration. So, given how lazy I fear most MSM reporters are and how beholden they are to access journalism, I fear that we may never know the answers to these questions, and if we do they will either be met with a shrug by the very people who would otherwise be the most upset, or the whole thing will be so muddled because of negative-polarization that it will be very moot indeed.

And, yet, I’d like to think maybe someone, somewhere with some gumption and access to the resources needed to follow up on my questions as well as the New York Magazine article in general, might save the day. Only time will tell, I guess.

What Was Shera Bechard’s State Of Mind When She Got The Abortion? #MeToo

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

One of the more nebulous aspects of the Shera Bechard — Elliot Broidy — Donald Trump imbroglio is trying to determine Shera Bechard’s state of mind at the time of her abortion, regardless of who the father was. That particular point seems to be something that was kind of ignored by the the initial reports about the whole thing.

It the story just isn’t very well fleshed out. We’re just supposed to accept that she got an abortion. That’s it. But I’d like someone to answer the question: did she want to get an abortion? We may never know, or the SDNY may eventually let us know. But it’s definitely something to think about given this interesting piece of information:

It would make a lot of sense if Michael Cohen “fixed” this particular problem by essentially giving her $1.6 million to “go away” and have an abortion along the way.