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False Promise-in-Chief Donald Trump who changes his mind, his tune, his story, history and, his promises with lightening speed and with the Tweet of an eye should appear on Americas Got Talent and vie for the $1,000,000 Grand Prize and a chance to appear in a Las Vegas Night spot, probably not with the Trump name on it unless con them into it and make another million or so. He wouldn't have to worry about it putting him in a higher tax-bracket though.
After all, he's smart for not paying taxes:
But then just a few minutes later, "I didn't say that.":
A short memory problem? A sociopathic problem? A psychopatic problem?
Or gee, maybe there is no problem?:
President Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father
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said.
Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge, told The Washington Post that Trump called him at his home in Zebulon, N.C., a few weeks after his 22-year-old son and two fellow soldiers were gunned down by an Afghan police officer in a suspected insider attack June 10. Their phone conversation lasted about 15 minutes, Baldridge said, and centered for a time on the father’s struggle with the manner in which his son was killed.
“I said, ‘Me and my wife would rather our son died in trench warfare,’ “ Baldridge said. “I feel like he got murdered over there.”
Trump’s offer of $25,000 adds another dimension to the president’s relations with Gold Star families, an honorific given to those whose loved ones die while serving in support of the nation’s wars. The disclosure follows questions about how often the president has called or written to grieving military families.
The Washington Post contacted the White House about Baldridge’s account on Wednesday morning. Officials declined to discuss the events in detail. {emphasis added} (Lamothe)
Accepting this award, John tells it like it is...
Could W be coming around?
He's kinda been the silent, hiding in the bushes former POTUS,,,
Analysis | George W. Bush's anti-Trump manifesto, annotated

George W. Bush delivered an unexpected and rather eloquent speech against Trumpism and its offshoots on Thursday at a George W. Bush Institute event in New York. It marked the first time the former president seemed to weigh in at length on what...

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You know, I get mentally, physically {well, almost} and certainly spiritually nauseous when I see photographs of our Popular Vote Loser-in-Chief...
I've given up trying to see what his "base" sees in him. I've also given up trying to figure out why water is wet.
Rex, a moron you called our presidunce?
You were right.
I have a temporary aversion to the word, "right".
But I'll get use to it, maybe.
I'm a firm, strong and unwavering supporter of the two-party system.
Frankly, both parties are in a bit of turmoil...well, the Dems are turmoiled somewhat, but the Ghouls On Parade are like an ol'guy coming up out of the root cellar after a category 6 hurricane and sayin', Hey! Ain't it grand the wind and rain have calmed down? I don't see anything wrong here."
Opinion | Trump is thrashing around in a straitjacket of ...

It is common enough for lawmakers to set policy goals and devise talking points that are designed to build a case for them. But in the battle over President Trump's ongoing sabotage of Obamacare, we're seeing the reverse: Trump and Republicans...

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Trump is no Hitler, but the way he has manipulated the American people with outrageous lies, stacked one on top of the other, has an eerie historical resonance. Demagogy has a fixed design. . . .
. . .Trump has found a way to couch the lies so that people believe they don’t emanate from him but pass through him. He is not a producer but a projector.
One way he does this is by using caveats — “I was told,” “Lots of people are saying” — as shields.
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Jenna Johnson of The Washington Post addressed this in June 2016, writing about Trump’s use of the phrase “a lot of people are saying”:
“Trump frequently couches his most controversial comments this way, which allows him to share a controversial idea, piece of tabloid gossip or conspiracy theory without technically embracing it. If the comment turns out to be popular, Trump will often drop the distancing qualifier — ‘people think’ or ‘some say.’ If the opposite happens, Trump can claim that he never said the thing he is accused of saying, equating it to retweeting someone else’s thoughts on Twitter.” . . .
. . .Just this week, Trump told the colossal lie that “President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls” to the families of fallen soldiers.
When called out about this lie, he quickly retreated to one of his shield phrases: “That’s what I was told.”
He even projects his own ignorance onto others with his lies. As Steve Benen pointed out in July on MSNBC.com, Trump’s “awkward process of discovery has, however, produced a phrase of underappreciated beauty: ‘A lot of people don’t know that.’ These seven words are Trump’s way of saying, ‘I just learned something new, and I’m going to assume others are as ignorant as I am.’ ”
This is not a simple fear of the truth; it is a weaponizing of untruth. It is the use of the lie to assault and subdue. It is Trump doing to political ends what Hitler did to more brutal ends: using mass deception as masterful propaganda. (Blow)
Cartoon o' the day
Why is healthcare so expensive in the United States?

Both prior to and after the election, prominent Republicans spoke about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), privatizing Medicare, and making cutbacks to Medicaid. Costs of these programs are the purported justifications for why these plans...

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Opinion | Congress wants to make Americans with...

Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat, represents Illinois in the U.S. Senate. On May 28, 1988, Lisa Carl went to her local movie theater, something millions of Americans can do with ease and comfort. Yet when Lisa tried to go into the theater, the manager ...

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Methinks you do!!!
Send it to me at pete@leftonbecause.org ...
No, Mr. Presidunce,
Thou art the one who is out of control!
It was evident, and becomes more evident every day that you are a pathological liar, or a lunatic, or both?
The fact that Donald Trump behaves in a fashion so profoundly inappropriate for an adult male, much less the most powerful person in the world, presents a challenge for the mainstream media. Every day the news gives journalists a new wonderment. Trump’s own secretary of state reportedly thinks that he’s a “fucking moron.” The Republican chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations tweeted that the White House was “an adult day care center” for a president whose “reality-show” behavior could lead to World War III. Barely an hour goes by without Trump saying or doing something that would have been unthinkable for any president before him. And those rare moments of quiet from Trump are filled with the malevolent actions of a clown car full of his cabinet appointees, including Betsy DeVos, Jeff Sessions, Scott Pruitt, Rick Perry, and Ben Carson, among others. (Alterman)
In reality and in real time, you are fake ...Your orange tan, your blonde do, the words out of your mouth, the actions pulled out of your derriere, amongst many other T'Rump absurdities.
You embody the adage of, "Do you know how to tell a liar is lying? His lips are moving."
You lie soooo much, it has become not second, but first nature for you. The many mouth gesticulations you have, are really nothing more than exercise for you...
The "It's possible to be anti gun violence without being anti gun" thought for Today...
Today's Satire
Aides Concerned Trump's Mental Health Declining After...

WASHINGTON-Alarmed by the sudden change in his thinking and behavior, White House aides said Tuesday that they were concerned about President Trump's declining mental health after he admitted he may not be an omnipotent living god.

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Today's imponderable...

If Kansas is pronounced "Kan-zuhs",
then why isn't Arkansas pronounced "Arkan-zuhs"?
Just for fun...
I don't make the quotes;
I just reprint them...
 
Oh, I love to lie. That’s one of my favorite things in the world, coming up to somebody, especially press people, and telling them some enormous lie that couldn’t possibly be true.
~Alice Cooper
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Meme o' the day
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Chas Pepsey , a.k.a. Pete Tippett
    My alter-ego, Charles Pepsey is the antithesis of the Koch brothers ...

  • No Koch !
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  • Pepsey !!!  
Works included, referenced or cited... 

Alterman, Eric. "Is Trump a Liar or a Lunatic? Both."  The Nation . N.p., 11 Oct. 2017.
Web. 19 Oct. 2017.

Blake, Aaron. "Analysis | George W. Bush’s Anti-Trump Manifesto, Annotated."  The Washington Post . WP Company, 19 Oct. 2017. Web. 19 Oct. 2017.
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Blow, Charles M. "Trump Isn’t Hitler. But the Lying …."  The New York Times . The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2017. Web. 19 Oct. 2017.

Duckworth, Tammy. "Opinion | Congress Wants to Make Americans with Disabilities Second-class Citizens Again."  The Washington Post . WP Company, 17 Oct. 2017. Web. 18 Oct. 2017.

Lamothe, Dan, Lindsey Bever, and Eli Rosenberg. "Trump Offered a Grieving Military Father $25,000 in a Call, but Didn't Follow through."  The Washington Post . WP Company, 18 Oct. 2017. Web. 18 Oct. 2017.

NewYorkerDotCom. "Evil and American Gun Control | The New Yorker Presents."  YouTube . YouTube, 14 June 2016. Web. 19 Oct. 2017.

O'Donnell, Lawrence. "Lawrence: President Donald Trump Counters 'Fake News' With 'Fake Friends' | The Last Word | MSNBC."  YouTube . YouTube,
16 Oct. 2017. Web. 19 Oct. 2017.

Onion, The. "Aides Concerned Trump's Mental Health Declining After President Admits He May Not Be Omnipotent Living God."  Politics . Politics.theonion.com,
17 Oct. 2017. Web. 19 Oct. 2017.

Sullivan, Contributor Noelle. "Why Is Healthcare so Expensive in the United States?"  TheHill . The Hill, 06 Dec. 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2017.
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