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The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”
Fair enough. Let’s take a look.
The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled, closing at 21,414.
General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.
While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.
Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.
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TRUMP: Connecting the dots #8
By Tom Panzone Jr. – The Panzone Report – July 04, 2017
Treason Confirmed. Trump to move to Russia after meeting boss Putin
Vladimir Putin has had enough of Donald Trump’s shenanigans. He will continue his life in exile. According to sources within Russia, the meeting between Trump and Putin was arranged by Jared Kushner on a sudden visit to Moscow, last week. Apparently, Trump has been offered an honorable way out of the Presidency—health reasons. With all the investigations going on, the Trump collusion with Russia will eventually be revealed and Trump will face treason charges. He will either face the firing squad or could even be imprisoned in Guantanamo. Putin would be exposed and face global disgrace. The deal: by removing Trump now, all investigations will be suspended. In any case, Trump is finding that the job is much more difficult than expected. The media scrutiny, the incompetence of Congress and the Senate and the public humiliation are too much to bear – literally driving him crazy. Ivanka is definitely not happy and feels that her father should retire. She has extensive ties in Russia through her BFF, Wendi Deng Murdoch who is also Putin’s girl friend. They found a wonderful secure villa on a hill overlooking the sea where Trump can learn to relax and undergo treatment for his anxiety and stress. Melania will apparently remain in Trump Tower until she decides on her future. Trump is not expected to return to the US.
Sochi luxury villa will make Trump exile comfortable.
Donald Trump will not be sorry to leave Washington and all his problems behind. Jared and Ivanka will take care of business. He will definitely enjoy his new luxury villa in the outskirts of Sochi. It even has an oval-like office where he will pretend to go to work when he feels like it. The pools, vistas and fresh air, without the stress of business and politics will do him good. Putin was very generous to offer such hospitality. It’s an appropriate reward for delivering America to the Russians without firing a shot. Trump has earned his reward.
The villa is designed for hosting and entertaining guests in a relatively intimate setting. With 5 bedrooms and 6 baths it will be perfect when the entire Trump clan gathers on Father’s Day. Trump will be allowed guests but they will need to be vetted by security. For his safety and peace of mind, the villa has no Internet. The closed circuit TV will only show approved programming that has been pre-recorded.
The villa comes with adequate staff and security. It’s a luxury exile program. Trump is very fortunate to have been given this exit. Others who fail this miserably usually disappear.
There is no golf course on the property but Trump will have membership at the New Sochi Golf and Spa resort. Still under construction, the state-of-the-art facility, will include a hotel, a shopping mall, restaurants, discos and concert halls, tennis courts and swimming pools. Very nice retirement. ###
TRUMP: CONNECTING THE DOTS #04.
by Tom Panzone jr – – email@example.com
Profiling Trump – So, I’m a creep, get used to it!
“Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.” Most children are raised with this philosophy. Our parents always wanted us to associate and make friends with good kids. Associating with “bad” kids would get us in trouble. Whenever we tested this theory, we inevitably got in trouble. You see, there is a way to behave in a civilized society. School, church and family were the key places where we learned to grow up as good human beings, living and helping each other. This was certainly true among the working class. The privileged went to special schools where they trained to be superior. It’s human nature to want and have friends. Some of the friends we make growing up remain life-long friends. It’s a wonderful feeling.
Did you ever wonder what happened to those “bad” kids who grew-up around you? Of course you did. You thought that they were incorrigible and either went to reform school and eventually to jail for one “misdeed” or another. Some righted themselves, learned a trade and created productive lives for themselves. And, those whose parents had the money were placed into military academies so that they could be re–programmed to fit into a civilized world. The Devil’s seeds even failed this. Donald J. Trump is the Devil’s seed.
In an earlier post, I described Trump as a Devil Seed, a petulant, clever and possibly autistic child who always expected to satisfy his every whim. One who refused to put in the effort to learn anything in depth. It’s like my friend who always wanted to be a pilot and thought he just needed to sit in the cockpit and go, without taking lessons. There are some things you can fake and some you can’t. For others there is always acting. So, Mr. Trump learned at a very early age that he’d have to fake his way through life. Even his father recognized that this, that his personality disorders would be a hindrance and trained him “mano a mano” so that he would be able to navigate life safely and successfully. His formal education focused on perfecting the art of survival in the business jungle of Manhattan. Although tall and reasonably handsome as a young man, he was insecure. His narcissism always controlled him. He’s the one who would walk into a room and introduce himself as “Hi, I’m Donald Trump. How do you like me, so far?” Getting dates was difficult, at first, but he soon figured out that flashing his money always attracted women, especially that he could buy just the ones that suited his fancy. We know now that he was and still is a sexual deviate who figured out a way to attract and dominate women. He’s a creep!
Does Trump have any childhood friends? After all, he has always lived or worked in the same neighbourhood. No, he has none. He’s a creep. And, all his friends have always been “acquired”. His current “bully posse” is a prime example – sycophants one and all.
He started rich as his father gave him a head-start stake. He prospered somewhat in the same field as his father who coached him and helped him to develop his own way to succeed in life.
We now learn what a sexual predator he has always been. We learn how he uses his power to intimidate women and opponents into submission. He’s a creep. This is how he avoids paying suppliers and lawsuits to avoid going to jail. We learn what a liar he is, even in the face of clear incriminating evidence. We listen to him at his rallies and wonder why he has yet to be arrested for inciting violence against all opponents. His comments constitute an admission of guilt on earlier crimes and qualify as high treason. Inciting revolt against the established order, inviting, aiding and abetting foreign governments to do what they can to subvert the electoral process, to encourage supporters to harass and threaten voters on Election Day and threatening to arrest and jail his opponent are all ACTS of TREASON.
His erratic behavior and rhetoric suggests clearly that he is unhinged and will probably have to be institutionalized. He is certifiably mentally ill and requires treatment before he harms himself.
So, if you are a staunch supporter of Trump, then, we know you must be like him and everything said about him applies to you. We know who you are. All of you want change in Washington. That’s good. But too many of you are poorly educated and ill-informed supporters, who have not yet been cheated by a charlatan. Unfortunately, “a sucker” has been born every minute since Mr., Barnum uttered those words. And, now we have, at least, 40,000,000 of them. It’s going to be a tall order to reprogram you all. ###
TRUMP: CONNECTING THE DOTS #07.
by Tom Panzone jr – firstname.lastname@example.org
Trump’s “Mad Max” 2017 – It’s again about the oil.
The current Trump saga did not begin when he came down the escalator of his Trump Tower Palace with his 3rd wife Melania. No, that’s when he thought his plan was ready to execute. Let’s focus connecting the dots that make up today’s story.
First you must remember that he telegraphs his big plans. His strange pronouncements either fit in a long range plan or tell us the opposite of what he means or that they apply to him and not the targets of his rants. You will recall that one of his first boasts was how he loved the poorly educated and that he had 100 generals lined up on his side, that he knew more than them and that he knew a lot of very important people. He maligned the military as being ill equipped to defend America and that he was going to rebuild it. He harped a lot on the need for law and order in big cities. Every time he had a chance he lamented that although he was against the war in Iraq, he thought we should have taken the oil in the burning oil fields.
Fast forward to the last 2 weeks. His new cabinet has at least 5 generals we know of, so any military or security issue will be well taken care of with appropriate aggressiveness. The very right wing Attorney General will ensure that law and order is observed and a totally incompetent Education secretary will continue to dumb down the population so that they won’t make trouble for anyone. Add another totally inexperienced United Nations Ambassador who will only speak policy that has been written for her and White House spokespersons who can lie with their eyes wide open. How does that have to do with oil. Watch Trump’s focus on oil.
Trump approves Keystone to bring oil from Canada and Dakota fracking to generate more US oil. Cancels TCP participation so that Mexico will not have all the Pacific countries for support when Trump comes to take the oil in exchange for payment for the wall. Trump further approves more oil exploration in the Arctic, where Putin has been trying to claim more and more area because of the oil reserves there. Then he finds an excuse to include Iraq in the Muslim immigration ban. He let it slip in a recent speech that perhaps he’d get another crack at the Iraqi oil. So, he picks a fight with Iran so that Americans have to put soldiers on the ground in Iraq to fight Iran. See where all this is going? And, I left the best piece of the puzzle to the end. The Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, is the most powerful oil man in the world. He can call every world leader and they’ll jump when he calls. How did he suddenly appear as a candidate for this job? Why would he leave his lifetime position at Exxon for this situation? Essentially, he works directly for Putin. He is Putin’s global oil coordinator. Notice? He does not have any staff to speak of. He does not give press conferences and barely says hello to reporters. He doesn’t even report much to Trump. He is one of several Russian double agents working in the White House. Follow his travels. The trail always includes oil rich countries and his compass is pointed directly to Moscow. Imagine, he skipped the NATO meeting to go to see Putin. He kept American journalists out of the Press Conference with the Saudis. And, now he is arranging a meeting between Trump and Putin. Remember that when Putin asked Trump to see the Russian ambassador and foreign affairs minister in Mar a Lago, Trump arranged it immediately. As a bonus, Trump only allowed TASS, the official Russian media to take photos and videos, which were only published in Russia. What more do you need to know? America has been conquered by Russia, without even firing a shot and Putin control all the oil. ###
TRUMP: CONNECTING THE DOTS #06.
by Tom Panzone jr – email@example.com
Trump’s huge mistake: drug testing Hillary.
I believe that Trump made a huge mistake when he suggested drug testing for Hillary and of course, for himself before the next debate. He opened Pandora’s Box. In my earlier post about Trump’s medical condition I avoided commenting on his “sniffles”, saving it for another day. It’s now clear to me that he has pointed to a drug problem. Let me connect the dots for you.
What is one of the featured habits we have all come to expect from Trump? He always accuses his opponents of what he is guilty of, himself. It’s a pre-emptive measure to minimize his own guilt and reflect it on his opponents as he always tries to take them down with him. So, we know now, that Trump is a drug user beyond medicine for an old man because when he accused Hillary of using drugs and asking for a drug test, he pointed out the symptoms he had observed in Hillary during the town hall “debate”, which were, actually, evident in him not Hillary. She was ready to go for hours. Many have speculated about the “sniffles” for a while.
The day after the “town hall”, Jeffrey Burton wrote an interesting observation on Trump’s condition in the www.DailyKOS.com on Monday, October 10, 2016. It is so clear that I am re-posting it here in support of my own obsevations.
By Jeffrey Burton
Okay, I’ve got to say this is conjecture. I actually have less to go on than when I questioned Donald Trump’s sanity. There I, at least, had a test. Here I only have observation but it’s observation based on living through the 80’s, that and symptoms provided by services like the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Trump came to the forefront of the public eye in the 80’s. He embodies the brashness and ‘Me First’ attitude of that decade. If anyone could be said to be, ‘lost in the 80’s’, it is Donald Trump. I mean, his suits haven’t even changed that much from then. The #1 drug of the 80’s was the dreaded white powder.
People have been wondering what Donald Trump’s sniffles have meant in the last two debates. And as I said, I lived through the 80’s, so this should have dawned on me a while ago.
I just looked up ‘symptoms cocaine abuse’ and this is what I found.
Behavioral signs of Cocaine use:
- Unusual excitement
- Poor judgment
If this doesn’t sound like a check list of Donald Trump’s behavior, I don’t know what does.
Now, what about these physical characteristics? “
- Dilated pupils
- Runny nose (snorting)
Trump is constantly squinting. Heck, it’s even part of Alec Baldwin’s impression of him.
Trump couldn’t sit still for even the few minutes of Clinton’s responses. He refused to stay seated and lumbered ominously around the stage, sometimes staring into the distance.
And Trump’s constant sniffles. On top of the irritation cocaine causes to the sinuses, cocaine users are very paranoid about having blood come from their nose as it’s a sure giveaway of abuse. I know this because it was common knowledge in the 80’s.
Also, Trump always seems to start out like he’s shot out of cannon and then quickly becomes fatigued, unfocused and irritable. He has often said debates should be shorter. All these can read like someone who’s desperate for a bump.
Trump’s nocturnal, sometimes incomprehensible tweets also fit this pattern. 
I do hope that, other curious writers will develop these concepts further. Just remember that if Mr. Trump becomes President, he’ll always be up at 3 am because his swollen prostate will cause him to go to the bathroom to pee every three hours and, he’ll be in a bad mood because his blood sugars will be low from type 2 diabetes. Imagine if he snorts too? He better not be near any atomic bomb button.
The more we get to know Mr. Trump and the more the curious are inclined to connect the dots within his personal life
There is plenty there to fuel speculation for an inquisitive mind. ###
TRUMP: CONNECTING THE DOTS #05.
by Tom Panzone jr – – firstname.lastname@example.org
Profiling Trump Team of Bullies – Birds of a Feather…
Well I was going to write about Trump’s best known surrogates, but after this explosive weekend, I’m left with only Rudy Giuliani. He’s the only one who had the guts to show up on all the talk shows on Sunday morning and do all the interviews before the debate, trying to explain the Billy Bush Interview on the bus. Kaching! Kaching! I liked him when he was cleaning up crime in New York and how he handled the 911 attack, but I lost faith after I heard him say to his law partner on the tarmac, how much they could make with the lawsuits when he was chasing business in Louisiana during Katrina, acting like a typical ambulance chaser. However, you have to admire his courage in the face of disaster. Let’s face it, the Trump situation is one heck of a disaster. Pence bailed. Christie and Gingrich joined the witness protection program and poor Kelly Ann Conway needs the money, so she’ll lay low, hoping the furor dies down. I feel bad for her. But I’m happy for the pit bulls like Katrina Pierson who were so good in defending Trump earlier. What can they say now?
The fact that Trump’s campaign for the presidency is toast is irrelevant. What is relevant is what do you do with the 40 million plus citizens who think Trump is God? Apparently, no amount of disgrace will make them change their mind. How do you reprogram them? They have no education, no real job and can barely read. Deplorable is too kind for them. However, a mother as president might just do the trick by treating them like a strict mother raising her kids. Tough love! I believe Hillary can do it. Remember, mild mannered Harry Truman did not hesitate to push the A button. Hillary has shown unique courage throughout her life. She will surprise us greatly. ###
TRUMP: CONNECTING THE DOTS #03
by Tom Panzone jr – email@example.com
The Art of the Lie – How to get away with anything .
The 2016 USA electoral campaign is teaching us a lot about people, especially about lying and getting away with it. Clever politicians have developed a skill that lets them say anything they want and have people believe it. I guess Americans have always had a propensity for being taken-in by hype. Just think back to the traveling medicine men peddling their elixir from town to town or the travelling circuses with their unbelievable creatures. Barnum & Bailey perfected their technique to the point of confidently exclaiming that “A sucker is born every minute!” Modern technology has enabled Donald Trump to take his art to the Masterpiece level.
Trump, the person: First you start with a Devil Seed, a petulant, clever and possibly autistic child who always expected to satisfy his every whim. One who refused to put in the effort to learn anything in depth. It’s like my friend who always wanted to be a pilot and thought he just needed to sit in the cockpit and go, without taking lessons. There are some things you can fake and some you can’t. For others there is always acting. So, Mr. Trump learned at a very early age that he’d have to fake his way through life. Even his father recognized this, that his personality disorders would be a hindrance and trained him “mano a mano” so that he would be able to navigate life safely and successfully. His formal education focused on perfecting the art of survival in the business jungle of Queens and later Manhattan. Although tall and handsome as a young man, he was insecure. His narcissism always controlled him. He’s the one who would walk into a room and introduce himself as “Hi, I’m Donald Trump. How do you like me, so far?” Getting dates was difficult, at first, but he soon figured out that flashing his money always attracted women, especially that he could buy just the ones that suited his fancy. We know the rest of that story.
Trump, the technique: An extreme narcissist like Mr. Trump does not accept any criticism, at all. So, Mr. Trump developed a technique to protect himself. When accused, he immediately deflects the attack onto another person(s), accusing the other of doing the same thing. He has perfected the art of the “pivot”. For example, in reply to an accusation about not releasing his taxes, he’ll point to Hillary’s destroyed 33,000 emails. When cornered on some point, he’ll reply that he was being smart or instantly denies that he ever said that or replies with a lie or an exaggeration. He gets himself in real trouble when he responds with a counter accusation because his accusations usually reflect his own failings. For example, he makes his biggest noise about “Crooked Hillary” to deflect the fact that he is the biggest crook of them all. He accuses Hillary of infidelity when he is so well known for his own infidelity. He accuses Hillary of ill health and lack of stamina, when he suffers from multiple ailments. He could never testify for eleven consecutive hours in front of a congressional committee. He probably takes some “meds” to keep himself awake.
The trick to his technique is that he always speaks in a matter of fact tone, giving the impression that he really knows his stuff. A lie delivered in this fashion and with a straight face creates confidence in the observer that he must be right. Good actors do it all the time. This is why nothing sticks. He’s Teflon-coated. To re-enforce his message, Mr. Trump has surrounded himself with a number of key cronies who reflect his own weaknesses, such as the unhinged former N.Y. mayor Juliani, disgraced philanderer and former speaker of the house Gingrich and, soon to be disgraced, the lying Governor of New Jersey, Christie. To make matters worse, Mr. Trump has taught this technique to a number of campaign spokespersons who are so well prepared that reporters can’t keep up with them, thus reinforcing Mr. Trump’s competence among his hard core supporters.
Trump, the results: As a result, this technique has made Mr. Trump very popular among his poorly educated supporters, the ill-informed and those who have not yet been cheated by a charlatan. Unfortunately, “a sucker” has been born every minute since Mr., Barnum uttered those words. And, now we have, at least, 40,000,000 of them. It’s going to be a tall order to reprogram them all. ###