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What Next For Hillary Clinton?

It becomes increasingly clear that the Hillary Clinton campaign is in trouble. Just about every day some new story in which the word, emails, or the words, Clinton Foundation, reveals some stupid decision on her part. Latest is that Bill Clinton had the title of “Chancellor” for some private colleges and  got paid $16 million for allowing his name to be used so people could fleece innocent students. Is there anything this man would not do in order to get money? I DO understand the money went to his Foundation, but it is disgraceful to allow the name of  a president to be  used to raise money.

Frankly, I am disgusted, as are millions. The president’s name should never be for sale. After leaving the presidency, Harry Truman refused on ANY occasion to allow ANY business to use his name to make money. Jimmy Carter has spent the post presidency building homes for the poor or working  for peace in the world. He has never trafficked in selling his name for money. What can the Clintons do?

1. Announce the Clinton Foundation will be placed under the control of a new Board of Directors and neither one of them will be on the Board.

2. List the good things being done by the Clinton Foundation and cut all ties.

Trump Of Philippines

The President of the Philippines, one Rodrigo Duterte,has decided that anything Donald Trump can say or do or shout about, he can do better and louder. During his brief few  months as president of the Philippines, he has encouraged the murder –sorry, according to Mr. Duterte, the peaceful elimination of bad drug people– of over 1,600 people. They are guilty because he says they are guilty. Please, don’t talk about trials and evidence because the only ones who speak this way are –drug dealers.

Well, he is now real angry at the president of the United States. Obama raised the killing  of people who never were placed on trial. Duterte  responded with some choice words about Obama–“son of a whore” and  warned, “don’t fuck with me.” I challenge Donald Trump to match this leader when it comes to insults and threats.

Donald Goes Wild

Last year when Donald Trump insulted fellow Republicans we all sort of smiled and thought this guy is a bit weird, but he must  have some sort of plan. Frankly, I doubt if many took him seriously, and believed the nutty things he said, would really be stated once an election campaign began. You have to admit that Donald Trump is a man who tells the truth. One must conclude the crazy wild ranting is an expression of his thinking and beliefs. This is a man who lacks any, and I mean, any knowledge of the world, of economic concepts, of how to deal with violence and war. Nonsense pours out of his mouth nonstop, and the reality is that from his perspective, nonsense is sense.

Once again, he ranted about  the Wall and illegal immigrants;

1. On day one of his presidency, they will begin rounding up eleven million illegal immigrants.

2. No explanation as to who does the rounding up, where they are held, just round up eleven million.

3. Will the eleven million carry baggage, how will babies be handled,where in Mexico will they be sent, what if the Mexican government refuses to allow their entry, and so on, and so on.

4. If suddenly, eleven million customers leave your town, how many business operations will go bankrupt? Minor detail.

5. Schools suddenly will be emptied of students, so, will teachers be fired? Minor detail.

6. Thousands of workers in hospitals or business operations will suddenly vanish, so who cares for the patients or customers?

His entire idea makes absolutely no sense.

Shoot To Kill In Philippines

The new  president of the Philippines, one Rodrigo Duterte is  combination of Rudy Giuliani, Don Rumsfeld and Donald Trump all rolled into one. He is bombastic, he wants to kill people, and he has absolutely no respect for law and order  even while boasting that he is restoring law and order. Since he assumed the presidency, over 1,900 people have been killed. About 700 were killed by actions of the police or soldiers, but the other 1200 have been murdered by vigilante mobs.

But, the president is just warming up. “Double your effort, triple your effort. We will not stop until the last drug lord, the last financier”has been put to death. Can’t you just hear President Donald Trump uttering these words? One person decides who is right or who is wrong, and one person is prosecutor, judge, jury,and the judge imposing a sentence. Welcome to Trump America!

Many Versions Of Donald Trump

We begin with a confession. Frankly, it is almost impossible to keep up with the continual changes in what Donald Trump thinks should be his policy toward undocumented Hispanic aliens.

Donald One: “We have these Hispanics swarming across our undefended border,the are rapists, they are murderers, they are gang members, they are ready to attack your wives, your daughters, your grandmothers. We have to build a WALL, a GREAT WALL, and when I become president,it will be built, andMexico will pay for it.”

Donald Two: “I love Hispanics, each day I get hundreds, no thousands of emails from them promising to vote for me. Now, you know that I love Hispanics,heck I hire thousands, hundreds of thousands to work for me, and I pay them at least $7.25 an hour. We have to get rid of the bad Mexicans, we have to help the nice Mexicans. I AM the greatest supporter of Hispanics in America.”

Donald Three: “I have said from the beginning, that I want to help illegal Mexican families. The Trumps love all Hispanics. I want the good Hispanics to voluntarily return to Mexico, and then come back legally. In fact, I will build plenty of doors in the Great Wall so the good Hispanics can come back. I want to be fair with the illegals. I want to help them get the hell out of here, and then get the hell back to here.”

I trust this is clear to one and all. So, if I finally understand Donald, he wants eleven million people to leave, and then he will welcome back the  eleven million.

Trump Weekly Slogans

These days it is increasingly difficult to determine what Donald Trump will be shouting about so we offer next week’s daily list of slogans

Monday: “Build A Great Wall” or, “Would  A Ditch Be OK?”

Tuesday: “Keep Mexican Dope In Mexico” or “Keep The Dope In America”

Wednesday: “All Lives Matter” or “All Billionaire Lives Matter”

Thursday: “What Have  You Got To Lose?” Or “Elect Me and Lose The Ball Game”

Friday: “Make America Great Again” or “No More Losing Olympics Such s In 2016″

Saturday: “I Love Hispanics” or “Maid Jobs At $7.25 Open To Any Hispanic!”

Sunday:”Paul Manafort–You’re Fired” or “Vladimir Putin–You’re Hired!”


Medicine And Rights

Several Catholic health care providers have launched a lawsuit agains the federal government because their rights –as Catholics, I assume– have been violated because the EVIL GOVERNMENT insists they treat transgender patients. Somehow, they have reached the conclusion that if transgender patients are  provided medical care, this translates into the EVIL GOVERNMENT forcing them to operate in order to transform a boy into a girl or vice versa.

As I read this story the image of Pope Francis entered my mind. Can anyone, and that anyone includes Catholics, imagine Pope Francis denying medical care to a transgender person? One can imagine an Orthodox Jewish doctor arguing he cannot work at a hospital because they do not serve kosher food.

Cover Up! Or, Don’t!

I  was born in 1930 at a time when women still wore one piece bathing suits. Most regarded themselves as more liberal, more daring, more sexy than women in earlier years who really covered their entire body. Then, came the  joyous 1940s when this perverted little boy gaze with wonder and awe at the new thing–bikini bathing suits. Oh,my God, we now could really see that women had bulging breasts! What a joy going to Coney Island now became. But, in all honesty, most American women retained the full body swim suit for the coming twenty years.

France is now in turmoil over the burkina. It is a swim suit for women that covers up their body,just as we used to do in America. According to French Prime Minister  the burkinis “are not compatible with the values of France.” Let me get this straight: France is worried to death about death from terrorists, but its prime minister is most worried about how Muslim women dress in the water! Which values require wearing a bikini?

Frankly, the only “value” pertaining to a bikini is sex crazed teen boys like I used to be! Take one guess what we did in the water while gazing at women in a bikini?

P.S. I can assure the prime minister, we would never have had sexual thoughts when gazing at Muslim women wearing a burkini.

Trump Double In Philippines

If anyone would like to know what a Trump America would be like, just gaze across the Pacific ocean to the nation of the Philippines. A Trump double with the name of  Rodrigo Duterte just won the race to become president of the country. He has been known as one “tough guy” who ordered police to shoot and beat up people while he was a mayor. Rodrigo does not like drug dealers,and is ready to out do them in every way in order to wipe them out. The heck with civil liberties, grab them,take them to a deserted area, and blast the hell out  of them.

However, Archbishop Socrates Villejas, disagrees with these tactics. “In our dream to wipe out drug addiction, are we not becoming a killing fields nation? I see a parent, and a child, grieve over these bodies.” The Trump attitude that any and all tactics are OK to get the drug lords, only leads to death of the innocent along with the guilty.  How about getting people to stop using drugs?

Businessmen Sort Of Against Donald

As most Americans who work for a living know, Donald Trump is the greatest businessman in this country. OK, the little Jew Michael Bloomberg went after him and made some nasty remarks last week at the Democratic convention. OK, so Donald had some bankruptcies, so what? It is not being bankrupt that is a problem,it is how one makes money out of being bankrupt that separate the bright guy from the idiot.

Mark Cuban, another of those so-called bright businessmen,  came out swinging against the greatest businessman in America. Cuban said  that leadership “is not yelling and screaming and intimidating people, in Pittsburgh we call  these guys a jagoff. I’m her to endorse Hillary Clinton.”

Look, Mark, just ask Vladimir Putin about Trump. According to Donald, the great Russian leader has called him a “genius.” So, who do you want to believe, a real leader like Vladimir Putin or some punk who owns the Dallas Maverick basketball team??