“LIKE RONALD, LIKE DONALD”… PUPPETS ON A STRING

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT HIM, JOIN HIM… AND THEN TURN HIM

There is no doubt anymore… Donald Trump is the same as or worse than Ronald Reagan. “Like Ronald, like Donald…” – my Oct 23, 2016 warning – is sadly coming true.

“There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump,” Israel’s PM Netanyahu said at the White House on Feb 16, 2017.

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT HIM, JOIN HIM… AND THEN TURN HIM

There is no doubt anymore… Donald Trump is the same as or worse than Ronald Reagan.  “Like Ronald, like Donald…” – my Oct 23, 2016 warning, repeated the day after the election – is sadly coming true.

The New World Order powers that be have surrounded our new president with their loyalists who have managed to turn him in less than three months.  Or maybe he has always been one of them.  After all, it took more than two years for the globalists in Reagan’s White House to turn the president to follow their agenda.

So maybe Trump used the promise to “make America great again” merely as an election tagline. Which he has shed with ease, like a snake shedding its skin.  The real Donald Trump is first and foremost the friend of Israel, not of the American people. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what Israel’s prime minister “Bibi” Netanyahu told reporters on Feb 16, 2017 at the White House:

“There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump,” Netanyahu said.

The two even wore the matching blue ties, even though red is the color of Trump’s alleged allegiance to the Republican Party.

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TRUMP AGREED

Answering a reporter’s question about a rise of antisemitism in the U.S., Trump said, ‘you’re going to see a lot of love, a lot of love, OK?’ Trump promised the Jewish Americans.

From here, Netanyahu stepped in with his own praise.

‘If I can respond to something that I know from personal experience,’ the Israeli leader said. ‘I’ve known President Trump for many years and to allude to him or to his people, his team, some of them I’ve known for many years too.’

Bibi then brought up his long-standing relationship with Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law), who’s been tasked with helping with Middle East peace, suggesting that there’s no way these people could be responsible for the rising tide of antisemitism in the United States.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4228348/Giggling-Trump-Bibi-agree-love-Jared-Kushner.html#ixzz4eR5Qgj9J

So there you have it – from the horses’ mouths:

ISRAEL’S AGENDA IS TRUMP’S AGENDA

And vice versa.

  • That’s why Trump has put a number of pro-Israeli Jewish Americans in key positions of his administration (see the photo below right and this story)
  • That’s why so many of them were with Trump in the war room when he ordered the Syria strike on Apr 7 (see Who Was in the Room? These Advisers Joined Trump for the Syria Strike – https://nyti.ms/2obBoaP).
  • That’s why Trump increased the U.S. military budget instead of reducing our overseas deployments, as he had promised during the election.
  • That’s why Trump did a turn-about-face on Syria, expanding our military involvement in the country that poses no threat to the U.S., instead of getting us out of Syria, as he told Obama in 2013.
  • That’s why Trump reversed himself on Russia, too, dialing up Obama’s belligerent talk about the world’s largest country instead of offering Russia an olive branch, as he had hinted during and right after the election.
  • That’s why Trump dropped America’s biggest non-nuclear bomb –  the MOAB (Mother of All Bombs) – in Afghanistan on Apr 13, killing nearly 100 people, but more importantly trying to intimidate the world with its “big stick.”

Which means Trump is not much different than Obama. He is not much different than Hillary might have been. On Nov 8, Trump pulled off the biggest con of his life which put the biggest feather in the cap of Don the Con – the White House (see THREE PEAS IN A POD, Apr 14, 2017).

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Here’s why…

Gary Cohn, for example, is the former second-in-command at Goldman Sachs, the world-spanning global financial firm that Trump used as a stand-in for everything he was running against during his presidential campaign.

Now, the Svengali who shaped that campaign and its populist tone, Stephen Bannon, appears to be slipping from his perch on Trump’s shoulder. And Cohn, whose enemies cast him as an elitist, a globalist, and a liberal, is clawing his way up.

“Gary Cohn would be too liberal for the Obama administration,” former Trump advisor Sam Nunberg told Yahoo News. “I don’t know what he’s doing in a Republican White House,”

Read more: http://forward.com/news/368913/how-gary-cohn-became-the-hated-jewish-globalist-in-trumps-cabinet/

Sadly, all this was predictable.  I warned about about a possibility of a fifth column inside the Trump White House on three different occasions: Two weeks prior to the election, one day after the election, and two weeks after the election.

Here are excerpts from those Truth in Media editorials…

One thing I had not fully understood at the time was that ISRAEL’S AGENDA IS TRUMP’S AGENDA. “Bibi’ Netanyahu made that perfectly clear on Feb 16, 2017 when he said,:”

“There is no greater supporter of the Jewish people and the Jewish state than President Donald Trump.”

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TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION

Two weeks before the election, in the midst of the pro-Hillary polls and media frenzy, I predicted that Donal Trump would win. But I also warned that it could be a hollow victory if he does not learn from history. More specifically,  what happened to another populist president when he got to the White House (Ronald Reagan)..

Here’s my Oct 23, 2016 post:

BEIRUT EMBASSY BOMBING: REAGAN’S BAPTISM BY FIRE AND HUMILIATION BY NEW WORLD ORDER’S FIFTH COLUMN IN HIS CABINET

Will the Same Happen with Trump When He Is Elected? – https://is.gd/mMcRHn

Oct 23, 2016

IF YOU CAN’T BEAT HIM, JOIN HIM… AND THEN SMOTHER HIM

ALTZAR: Ronald Reagan was the only US president in the last half a century who was not a card-carrying member of the globalist New World Order organizations, such as the Council for Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group, for example. Like Donald Trump, he was elected because he was an outspoken critic of such establishment “elites.”

What happened in the aftermath of the Beirut embassy bombing was a perfect example of how these New World Order globalists deal with a popular outsider. They muzzle him by surrounding him with loyal members of their societies which would advance their agendas and interests no matter what a sitting president may think.

Like Caspar Weinberger, for example, Reagan’s Secretary of Defense, who was a member of both CFR and Trilateral Commission. In the end, he and his NWO cronies overpowered the popular president. Reagan was forced to retreat from Lebanon without retaliation because of the NWO-US multinational companies’ oil interests in the region. As a result, 241 American Marines and 58 French paratroopers lost their lives for nothing. Reagan left Lebanon with his tail between his legs despite his initial aggressive rhetoric.

Which is why it will be interesting to see what happens AFTER Donald Trump is elected on Nov 7. Will he allow the NWO bosses to overwhelm him with their picks for cabinet appointments as was the case with Reagan?

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ONE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION

The morning after the election, I repeated this warning. Here’s my Nov 9 , 2016 post (https://is.gd/mMcRHn):

STAY VIGILANT: LET’S NOT HAVE A REAGAN FIFTH COLUMN ENCORE

The universe is unfolding as it should and as expected. But at this time of joy and jubilation, we also must stay vigilant. We must not rest until all the New World Order snakes have been driven from our shores or put behind bars.  So we can start to rebuild our society into making America great again.

And to do that, we must not allow the New World Order plutocrats to surround Trump with their minions as they did with Ronald Reagan in the 1981 and beyond. For more on that, see my Oct 23 post:

We must pray that our new president remains clear-headed about who his true friends and enemies are and does not allow the NWO fifth column anywhere near his White House. And we must also insist that he deliver on his promise to bring Hillary and Obama administration officials to justice as co-conspirators in her crimes (see TRUMP SHOULD REVOKE HILLARY’S PASSPORT – https://is.gd/UCfRF9).

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TWO WEEKS AFTER THE ELECTION

Two weeks after the election, Trump backed away from one of his key election promises – to prosecute Hillary. It was our first hint that he would be no different than Reagan.  So on Nov 22, 2016, I penned this editorial:

LIKE RONALD, LIKE DONALD

Birds of a feather flock together…

BROKEN PROMISES: TRUMP BACKS AWAY FROM THREAT TO JAIL HILLARY

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“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t,” Trump says after his visit to New York Times today

“They will get over it,” Trump brushes off his disappointed supporters

Maybe not: “BROKEN PROMISE” blared the headline of Breitbart News, Trump’s most loyal supporter

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“They?” The New World Order so-called “elite.” Of which Trump is a member.

This morning, it was my turn to feel like I have a pit in my stomach.  Not just because I voted for Trump – for the first time ever breaking my vow not to vote for either a Democrat or a Republican presidential candidate.  The alternative (Hillary) was so much worse. So I might have done the same thing again anyway even with 20/20 hindsight.

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Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa (My mistake, my big mistake – Lat.)

The real reason I have a pit in my stomach is that I allowed Trump to dupe me. So my journalistic, literary and geopolitical analyst’s pride hurts more than just one voter feeling betrayed.

What makes it even worse is that I feel I let myself down. And you – my readers and followers. By leading you astray in trusting Trump. Because I saw it all coming. I just did not stay true to myself and my instincts.

Back on February 24, in my first editorial comment about the Election 2016,  I called Trump a “Trojan Horse” of the American plutocrats.

“Trump is a card-carrying member of the billionaires club – the 563 plutocrats, out of 319 million of us, who have been getting richer while most of the American people are getting poorer.

“Those who deformed us cannot reform us,” read a crude white painted slogan on a Prague wall during the 1989 Velvet Revolution.

So the only person who can truly change the corrupt political system in America is an outsider, neither a Democrat or a Republican.” (from Trojan Horse”).

 

LIKE RONALD, LIKE DONALD… PUPPETS ON A STRING

Birds of a feather flock together…

BROKEN PROMISES: TRUMP BACKS AWAY FROM THREAT TO JAIL HILLARY

“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t,” Trump says after his visit to New York Times today

“They will get over it,” Trump brushes off his disappointed supporters

Maybe not: “BROKEN PROMISE” blared the headline of Breitbart News, Trump’s most loyal supporter

Here we go again.  Looks like “they” are coopting Donald as they did with Ronald 35 years ago. Trump is not even president as yet, and “they” are already managing to soften him up.

“They?” The New World Order so-called “elite.” Of which Trump is a member.

This morning, it was my turn to feel like I have a pit in my stomach.  Not just because I voted for Trump – for the first time ever breaking my vow not to vote for either a Democrat or a Republican presidential candidate.  The alternative (Hillary) was so much worse. So I might have done the same thing again anyway even with 20/20 hindsight.

Anybody but Democrat Republican pig trough

Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa (My mistake, my big mistake – Lat.)

The real reason I have a pit in my stomach is that I allowed Trump to dupe me. So my journalistic, literary and geopolitical analyst’s pride hurts more than just one voter feeling betrayed.

What makes it even worse is that I feel I let myself down. And you – my readers and followers. By leading you astray in trusting Trump. Because I saw it all coming. I just did not stay true to myself and my instincts.

Back on February 24, in my first editorial comment about the Election 2016,  I called Trump a “Trojan Horse” of the American plutocrats.

“Trump is a card-carrying member of the billionaires club – the 563 plutocrats, out of 319 million of us, who have been getting richer while most of the American people are getting poorer.
“Those who deformed us cannot reform us,” read a crude white painted slogan on a Prague wall during the 1989 Velvet Revolution.
So the only person who can truly change the corrupt political system in America is an outsider, neither a Democrat or a Republican.” (from Trojan Horse”).
Okay, so back to today’s news first…

TRUMP AT NEW YORK TIMES

In a closed door meeting with editors of the New York Times today – yes the very same  media rag that demonized Trump throughout the campaign (!) was honored by the presedent-elect – Donald Trump said, explaining why he backed away from his promise to prosecute Hillary:

“I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t.” (Donald Trump, Nov 22, 2016)

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No wonder “birds of a feather flock together.”  Donald and Hillary and Bill and Melania have been chums for a long time (see Never Forget When Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Were Actually Friends, Sep 26, 2016 – http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-friends/1619008/).

Alas, this is not just about Trump protecting the Clintons. It’s just as important that he is breaking his other election promises.

“Reneging on his repeated calls to assign a special prosecutor to go after Clinton is just the latest in a series of campaign promises Trump has abandoned in the two weeks since he was elected president, including a ban on Muslim immigration (Trump is now hedging), building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border (a mere “campaign device”, according to Newt Gingrich), and dismantling Obamacare (he’d like to keep the most popular parts.)

But Trump’s most adamant supporters aren’t taking this particular betrayal well. “BROKEN PROMISE” blared the headline atop Breitbart News, the media organization previously run by top Trump adviser Stephen Bannon.

Asked about disappointing his supporters, Trump told the New York Times they would get over it. “I don’t think they will be disappointed,” he said.

So all this supposed enmity between Donald and Hillary has been just a war of words, a tempest in a tea. A show.  So much emotion, so much energy, so much money, so many millions of prayers by Trump supporters… and it may be all for naught. A mountain shook, a mouse was born.

Because the American plutocrats, like the Clintons and Trumps, are thicker than thieves. Trump has not ever been sworn as president, and yet this is become quite clear.

“…All candidates will say whatever it takes to get themselves elected. But once in office, how much can they be trusted to keep their promises?
All of those who voted Obama now know the pain of disappointment over broken promises. As do those who voted for the two Bush’s and Clinton before them. I have voted for none of them. So my conscience is clear.” (from Trojan Horse”).

Well, no longer. My conscience is no longer clear. I have become a part of the problem by voting for Trump.

Trump’s campaign manager, now presidential advisor, Kellyanne Conway, said today in an interview with MSNBC, that Trump backed away from prosecuting Hillary to give her time to heal.

Give her time to heal?

You’d think criminals get plenty of time to heal once behind bars. But evidently that does not apply to those among the New World Order “elite” who think they are above the law. Like Hillary. Now seconded by Trump.

I hang my head low in shame.

PS: Watch the Trump apologists now storm out of their hiding places. “How dare you?” some of them will say. “A troll!” others will shout. To which I say, quoting Arthur Schopenhauer:

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

So stand by for Trump stages two and three.

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UPDATE NOV 23, 2016

AMAZING SYNCHRONICITY

I am sure you will find this story pretty incredible, as I have, so let me play it back in chronological order.

This morning, following up on the news that Trump was going soft on the Clintons (or maybe he always has been), I was inspired to create this post as my today’s Facebook “Levity Interlude”:

Levity Interlude

Question: WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS THE TRUMPS WITH THE CLINTONS?

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Answer: You get a snap from Ted Carol Bob Alice (1969 film) taken at Trump’s 2005 wedding. With a little wife swap for a change. 🙂

[feel free to add your own caption]

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But BEFORE I had a chance to post the above, I got todays’ “On This Day”- hit from Facebook . It was about a post I made on three years ago. Look at the photo I had included with that post in 2013:

THREE YEARS AGO ON THIS DAY… 

CLIMBING UP TO TOM’S THUMB

… AND ALSO FINDING DICK AND HARRY’S THUMBS THERE, AS WELL AS “BOB AND CAROL AND TED AND ALICE” – ALL THUMBS UP – http://t.co/e0OSpg0GIt

Along with this picture from the 1969 film Ted Carol Bob and Alice:

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I was flabbergasted. Because up until then, I was completely unaware of this date “coincidence,” “synchronicity,” “divine sign”… take your pick.

My pick? Divine guidance. Which worked because I followed my intuition.

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UPDATE NOV 25, 2016

Post-Thanksgiving Editorial
(I did not want you to choke on your turkey so I held it back a day. But this actually came to me yesterday on Camelback Mtn)

PIMP OR WHORE?

Feeling bad you voted for Trump?  Don’t.  Hillary would have been MUCH worse.

Think of it this way… We could have had another New World Order whore in the White House. Instead, we’ve got a New World Order pimp.

Guess that’s progress in a bizarre way. America is moving up in the plutocratic hierarchy. The plutocrats are actually starting to run the show instead of using their proxies.

And no, I am not implying that Hillary is Donald’s bitch. She works for other New World Order pimps, like the ones shown below, with towels around their heads.

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That’s why Trump was not favored by the New World Order “elite.” Because he was one of them.  Another pimp.

In other words, competition. They could not control him. They feared that if he got to the White House, he may start to drain THEIR swamp and divert the water into HIS business empire. Which is now about to happen.

And where does that leave the Trump voters?

Same place as always – holding the bag. After all, we live in a plutocracy. And it’s the plutocrats who hold all the aces.

NWO “Elite” Will Adjust and Adapt

Meanwhile, just like with Reagan 35 years ago, the NWO “elite” will adjust and adapt. They will try to surround the president-elect with their own stooges.

Who knows… considering how empathetic Trump has suddenly become toward the Clintons, maybe he’ll even find a corner for Hillary to work on. Maybe in some Saudi brothel?  🙂 That might be actually better than American prison.

The question is what, if anything, will the awakened masses of Trump supporters do when they realize they have been betrayed?

My guess? Nothing at all.

For now, most of them are still being ostriches and living the illusion that all will be well once Trump is confirmed as president. It may take a year or even longer for the masses to realize they have been duped and played for patsies. Just as the other NWO whores played them (Obama, the Bush’s, Slick Willie).

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By then, the mass emotions and energy will have evaporated. And apathy will set back in.  Look for 2018 midterm elections to produce the lowest turnout ever.

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No wonder Trump said dismissively on Nov 22, “they will get over it,”  when commenting about his broken promise to prosecute Hillary.

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“They?” Who might that be?

Guess that would be you and me. The sheeple. Or at least that’s how the plutocrats like Trump and his brethren perceive us, the American public. We are now about to be fleeced by a new pimp instead of an old whore.

Yeah,  we are moving up in the world.

US sheeple

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UPDATE Nov 30, 2016

TRUMP DELIVERS TWO PUNCHES TO THE GUT OF HIS SUPPORTERS

President-elect dines with archenemy, then nominates former Goldman Sachs banker who used to work for George Soros and is a Hollywood insider to be his Treasury Secretary

If you voted for Donald Trump believing he would bring about real change, as this writer naively did, think again. During the last 24 hours, the president-elect delivered two punches to the gut of his Americans supporters.

His actions left no doubt that his populist rhetoric was just that – rhetoric, and that once in office, he will surround himself with the very same New World Order elitists his supporters voted against.

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PRIVATE DINNER WITH ROMNEY

Trump dined last night in New York City with a man who called Trump a “fraud” and a “phony,” who said Trump’s words and actions were “degrading” to women, and who predicted Trump’s policies would trigger a recession, make America less safe and foster an era of “trickle-down racism.”

“I wanted my grandkids to see that I simply couldn’t ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world,” this man continued: “I know that some people are offended… but that’s how I can sleep at night.” (May 27, 2016)

Not that Trump was lost for words during the campaign when referring with derision to his last night’s dinner companion. President-elect labeled him a “stiff” and a “catastrophe” who had “choked like a dog” when he ran for president in 2012.

Yet that very man – Mitt Romney – is now the top contender for arguably the most important position in Trump’s cabinet – Secretary of State. Thus the reason for last night’s intimate private dinner.

Afterwards, Romney emerged from the dinner all smiles and sang effusive praises for his potential boss. He lavished Trump with compliments, praising “impressive” transition effort and “message of inclusion.”

And that’s the kind of brown-nosing that’s now helping him sleep at night? Don’t the turncoats like that make you sick to your stomach?

And no, I am not talking just about Romney. Because this morning, Trump delivered the second blow to the gut of his supporters.

TRUMP’S TURN ABOUT FACE: STEVEN MNUCHIN PICKED FOR TREASURY SECRETARY

If I say, Goldman Sachs – George Soros – Hollywood in the context of the presidential campaign, which candidate comes to your mind?

Hillary Clinton, of course.  All three were perceived as bulwarks of her base of support. All three were, therefore, despised by Trump supporters and shredded on the social media pages by Hillary’s detractors.

Yet now Trump has picked the man whose business DNA embodies all three – Goldman Sachs, George Soros and Hollywood. And, by the way, who is, unsurprisingly given the foregoing, also Jewish.

“Prior to being in charge of Trump’s campaign finances, Mnuchin served as an advisor,” according to “Meet the Jews in Donald Trump’s inner circle” article in the Nov 15 Times of Israel.

The New York Times describes the Mnuchins as one of Manhattan’s elite “most influential families.” Mnuchin and his father both got rich working at Goldman Sachs,” the Times said.

And the new Treasury Secretary nominee also made a name for himself as a second-generation Goldman Sachs partner who worked for George Soros before starting a hedge fund and buying IndyMac, a failing California bank that made billions while foreclosing on homeowners after the financial crisis.

WOLF SHEDDING THE SHEEP’S CLOTHING

During the campaign, Donald Trump said the system was rigged. He said hedge fund managers are “getting away with murder.” He said that he’d “tax Wall Street.” He called Washington D.C. corrupt and promised to “drain the swamp.” He said his opponent Hillary Clinton was too cozy with the banks, as epitomized by her closed-door paid speeches. He said Clinton’s vice presidential nominee, Tim Kaine, was “owned by the banks” and that he, Trump, would break them up. Trump closed his campaign with an ad bashing Goldman Sachs and George Soros, using classically anti-Semitic phrases.

And now, the president-elect has chosen a second-generation Goldman Sachs partner who worked for George Soros before starting a hedge fund and buying IndyMac, a failing California bank that made billions while foreclosing on homeowners after the financial crisis.

Steven Mnuchin’s takeover of IndyMac is a story about everything Americans have come to hate about how the financial crisis was allowed to unfold ― ordinary people panicking, savvy investors pouncing, a government guarantee that saved a bank but didn’t even try to keep people in their homes, a clever rebranding, rampant foreclosures, billions of dollars in profits.

And now, the cruel punchline: The man behind it is being nominated for treasury secretary by a self-proclaimed billionaire populist.

Fake populist, this writer might add.

Back in February, I penned the editorial, which asked, IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A “TROJAN HORSE?” And then on Oct 23, two weeks before the election, I also warned that we must, “STAY VIGILANT: LET’S NOT HAVE A REAGAN FIFTH COLUMN ENCORE,” as had happened when Ronald Reagan was elected president, only to be drowned out by the New World Order stooges he appointed to his cabinet.

And now, regrettably, history repeats itself. It may take the Trump supporters some time to realize what hit them. It’s not the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s an oncoming train called BETRAYAL.

Also see, LIKE RONALD, LIKE DONALD… PUPPETS ON A STRING (Nov 22, 2016).

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UPDATE DEC 2, 2016

HERE WE GO AGAIN, MORE “LIKE RONALD, LIKE DONALD”-CABINET APPOINTMENTS

Establishment Favorite James “Mad Dog” Mattis Sent to “Rein In” Trump

Donald Trump has selected the retired marine general James Mattis to be his nominee for secretary of defense. Mattis has deep wells of support on Capitol Hill and in the military, and his appointment comes with much establishment hope that he will be able to rein in Trump and bureaucratically neutralize Mike Flynn, the president-elect’s pick for national security adviser.

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The retired general – nicknamed “Mad Dog” and known for his blunt remarks – would need a special waiver from Congress because he has not been out of uniform for the requisite seven years.

For more, see…

http://wp.me/p3QU1S-21q

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UPDATE DEC 4, 2016

“DON’T VOTE” WON!

“Don’t vote – it only encourages them” accounted for 45% of the electorate

Lowest turnout in 20 years: A mountain shook, a mouse was born

After all the hoopla and frenzie the lamestream media whipped up over the 2016 election campaign had subsided and the dust had settled, turns out a mountain shook and a mouse was born. It was a tempest in a teapot. A rather large teapot, admittedly. 🙂

The same old, same old political apathy that won the day on November 8 as it did two years earlier (see DISGUST & APATHY: BIG WINNERS IN 2014 ELECTIONS – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-yV ).

Voter turnout this year dipped to nearly its lowest point in two decades.

While election officials are still tabulating ballots, the 126 million votes already counted means about 55% of voting age citizens cast ballots this year.

That measure of turnout is the lowest in a presidential election since 1996, when 53.5% of voting-age citizens turned out.

For more, see…

Voter turnout at 20-year low in 2016 @CNNPolitics http://cnn.it/2eKsQ2D

ALTZAR: I have to admit I am feeling rather sheepish after posting this story. Because for the first time ever, this year I voted for an establishment candidate.

Shame on me! I fell for the Trump bait and thus betrayed by own guidance and knowledge earned the hard way working as a war correspondent and geopolitical commentator for over a decade.

On the other hand, I am encouraged to see that 45% of us did not take the bait. Not Trump’s nor Hillary’s. They refused to partake in the political charade called the American “Demo Farce.” Ironically, that was the title of my Washington Times November 1996 column whose message I did not heed (http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/DEMO%20FARCE.html).

Guess I should sometimes listen to my own music, like Algernon Moncrieff, the main characters in Oscar Wilde’s play Importance of Being Earnest” (1895). 🙂

For more, see… http://wp.me/p3QU1S-21q