‘Barren’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock Song

Just being silly. Someone on Twitter wrote what I felt sounded like decent lyrics, so you get this.

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

Stormy just does not give a single fuck
her field of fucks is barren and the earth has been salted
she has spanked a president
what more can you expect from her
she’s ready to take him down
if we’re lucky she will I believe

her field of fuck is barren
and the earth has been salted

she’s Stormy Daniels
she’s Stormy Daniels
she’s Stormy Daniels

we’re all going to have to wait and see
what happens with her case against the president
we may see the leader of the free world
gone like so much dust
if Stormy gets her way

her field of fuck is barren
and the earth has been salted

she’s Stormy Daniels
she’s Stormy Daniels
she’s Stormy Daniels

we’re waiting for the end
waiting for the end of this nightmare
what happens next
is anyone’s guess
our fate is in Stormy Daniel’s hands

life was once so simple
but now it’s changed
we have a porn star as a folk here
what once made us blush
is now just a part of life
I guess

‘Spank My Booty’ — Idle Thoughts On The Current State Of The Stormy Daniels Affair

by Shelton Bumgarner

The sad thing is that even if we see Trump’s junk, he may very well not only survive but prosper. Whatever dark part of the American psyche Trump has tapped into is so strong, do powerful that we simply may not be able to get rid of him until he absolutely has to leave office unless he changes the Constitution.

Add to this the very real — and growing — danger that Trump will start a war with the DPRK and things as of this moment are not looking so great. It’s very possible that once Trump essentially starts WWIII, that Stormy Daniels will go down the memory hole and we’ll wake up in 8 years to a president even more conservative and bonkers than Trump.

I guess what I’m saying is we have to take seriously the notion that Trump is going to eliminate Ms. Daniels as a threat by willfully killing about 1 million people in Korea and beyond. I fear that we’ve not really processed that yet. This is really serious. The addition of John Bolton to the White House staff means Trump is at least lurching in that direction.

Additionally Sec. of Defense James Mattis allegedly has said he may not be able to work with Bolton. So, there is the off chance that Mattis — the only “adult” left in the Trump Administration may bolt and we’re totally, completely fucked.

This is personal for me because I used to live in South Korea. If I see Seoul razed on TV, it’s going to be pretty deep. It’s going to be one of the worst moments of my life to date. But there’s little any of us can do at this point. So, it’s possible that Stormy Daniels may have significantly more power in her hands than any of could possibly imagine.

It’s really weird, though, the power Trump has over his supporters. What, exactly, do they at this point love so much about him? Why does it seem that the typical rules of politics don’t apply to Trump? How did we get here and how do we make our way out?

It seems as though maybe the United States suffers from structural Constitutional rot and we may very well be careening towards an actual civil war. Or, put another way, the United States as some have quipped, is going through a slow motion Civil Cold War. It could be that at this point the only thing stopping us from having an actual real civil war is, well, Donald Trump. Or that we’re just too generally meh about politics on an existential level that it’s just not going to happen any time soon.

All I can say is, hurry up Stormy Daniels. We really need to see whatever “proof” you may have. The fate of the world may be at stake.

Stormy Daniels As An American Icon

by Shelton Bumgarner

Someone recently quipped on Twitter that Margot Robbie is set to get her Oscar win playing Stormy Daniels in one of the many movies that will be generated by the Trump Administration. Meanwhile, one of my favorite nattering nabobs on Twitter, Benjamin Wittes gave Ms. Daniels a little shade calling her a “sex worker” employing legal tactics barely above blackmail. He did say she was weirdly one of the more honorable characters being spit out by the Trump Administration clusterfuck.

So that makes me wonder — is Ms. Daniels kind of an icon of this surreal Trump era that we now find ourselves in? When the history of the Trump Administration is written, will we look back upon Ms. Daniels as an icon of the hole we dug ourselves into when we elected Trump?

Now, for me, the interesting thing is the Stormy Daniels Affair has garnered far more traction than any of the other many, many, many scandals produced by the Trump Administration. I just don’t get it. I just don’t understand why this, of all the scandals, is actually taking its toll on the Trump Administration. There are now three different women suing the president for various sexually related screw ups. Add to that the whole #TrumpRussia imbroglio and it does appear as though we’re headed for a perfect storm of epic proportions.

The difference between Stormy Daniels and the “bimbo eruptions” of 20 years ago is Ms. Daniels seems to have her own sexual agency. She isn’t some young woman being exploited by powers beyond her control. She is a self-avowed “slut” who claims the only thing she won’t do for money is “toilets and dishes.” As such, it’s difficult for people on the Right to slutshame her out of the public eye. As anyone who follows her on Twitter can attest, she is quick with a retort and can hold her own when it comes to the numerous MAGA haters who want to rain down sexual shame on her.

I, for one, see Ms. Daniels as the hero we deserve at this moment in time. She has managed to turn the tables on Trump and beat him at his own game. Maybe nothing will happen because of all of this, but it is definitely delicious to watch.

What the ultimate outcome of all of this will be is anyone’s guess. But it is within the realm of possibility that it could be Ms. Daniels, not Bob Mueller, who ultimately brings down Trump. What gets me the most is it’s possible we’ll see Trump’s junk at some point and that still won’t be enough to bring him down. I mean, Trump has already legally admitted that he had an affair with Ms. Daniels and the Religious Right is completely silent on the issue.

I’m old enough to remember the Monica Lewinsky Affair and how people on the Right were so quick to tell me that “character counts.” Now that the roles are reversed, the Right is employing the same moral relativism that they claimed I was using to defend then President Bill Clinton. The perspective of having been politically aware 20 years ago makes the current Trump situation makes me head spin. At the center of all of this is Ms. Daniels. If she does manage to bring down Trump rather than Mueller, it will be rather appropriate.

What makes all of this different is all of Trump’s other sexual peccadilloes were “baked in” to people’s views of Trump when they voted for him. Ms. Daniels, however, has brought with her some accusations that risk overturning some assumptions people have about Trump. That her lawyer would claim that she was physically threatened by someone in the Trump circle is difficult for even the most harden Trump cult member to defend.

Of course, they won’t defend it, they’ll just bob and weave and shadowbox like they always do. But it’s all very interesting. Ms. Daniels may push things to the breaking point. Things could very well get much, much, much more surreal before it is all over with. It may be so surreal that 20 years from now people will still be processing what happened.

I know I will.

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.

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.

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.

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.

V-Log: Will The Stormy Daniels’ Storm Bring Down Trump? #Resist

by Shelton Bumgarner

I am just right age to remember how 20 years ago conservatives told me with full-throated vigor how “character counts.” Now, of course, they’re oddly silent on this whole matter. I just don’t get it. I really don’t. The hypocrisy on the Right on this matter is pretty epic.