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Trump & friends – Thugs “R” Us…

Trump & friends – Thugs “R” Us…


So here’s the joke – A guy named Trump walks into the White House…

A.  A bad joke?
B.  A sick joke?
C.  A stupid joke?
D.  A disgusting joke?
E.  A joke most will regret?
F.  All of the above?
Answer: F., And for sure, a whole lot of A.

It’s about control, power and being a thug…
It seems that Mr. Trump really gets off on pushing people around. He is considered by many to be a liar of the highest order. What made that so easy for him? Up until he was elected as POTUS 45, he was accountable to no one. And now he struggles greatly because he is accountable to the United States of America… That would be you and me. But he doesn’t get it and fights it every day. Mr. Trump thinks everything is about him, and only him.

He treats few with respect, and many with contempt. He seems to be totally intimidated by women. The men he seems to rely on the most are- “Bullies goons and thugs…” Click here:


Michael Cohen — “If somebody does something Mr. Trump doesn’t like, I do everything in my power to resolve it to Mr. Trump’s benefit,” Cohen, 48, said in a 2011 ABC News interview. “If you do something wrong, I’m going to come at you, grab you by the neck, and I’m not going to let you go until I’m finished.” (New York Daily News- 07/29/2015) Typical Michael Cohen. And then there is the infamous “You can’t rape your wife”) statement:



Marc Kasiwitz, a high level personal attorney of Donald Trump’s was going to help POTUS 45 with the Russia Case, but he only lasted a few weeks. I’m not exactly sure why…Maybe because of statements like- “Watch your back bitch…” 



John Dowd, a so-called “prominent Washington criminal lawyer,” is the Kasiwitz replacement. Dowd took over on 07-21-17, although Kasiwitz will apparently remain as some sort of advisor. Mr. Dowd is known to be a bit hot-tempered, and that should serve him well if he’s working at the White House. By the way, Dowd’s legal expertise is in representing those accused of white collar crimes. That should serve the Trump Team well… Pardon me! Pardon who…?


Roger Stone has been referred to in media variously as a “political dirty trickster,” a “renowned infighter,” a “seasoned practitioner of hard-edged politics” and a “veteran GOP strategist”.Over the course of his political career, Stone has been widely regarded as promoting a number of falsehoods and conspiracy theories.Click here: Mr. Stone has a tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back. Did all Nixon aides have the same?

Donald Trump – “Thug-in-Chief”
As far as I can tell, the only good that I find in Trump being elected is that he has quite unintentionally brought forth the very clear vision of just how screwed up our government is. That would include most, if not all Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Much more on that topic at a later date…

Other “Thugs” of note: For sure, Kim Jung-Un is a thug, and one for all heads of state to be very nervous about. And then there is Trump’s boy is Russia, the one Trump clearly looks up to, the one and only Vladimir Putin. It would seem Mr. Trump wishes he could be more like President Putin. Fortunately for us and the rest of the world, Mr. Trump lacks the brains, the knowledge, the guts and the wherewithal or the political control to come even close. The question still remains, how much more damage will Trump cause in pursuit of a throne?


Super Dude Mooch just loves Mr. Trump!
(Photo by Todd Brent)

The bottom line…
Anthony Scaramucci — He, too, I suspect is a thug, as well as being the new White House Communications Director. He is the “new kid on the block,” and is sooooo in “love” with Donald Trump, which is kind of weird, maybe a little scary and a little off the wall. This slick, Wall Street financier from Long Island is clearly a New York boy and is not a favorite among others at the White House, such as Rance Priebus and Steve Bannon. I predict it will be very interesting to see how all that plays out, and whose head rolls first.

I don’t know enough about this new, ultra-smiley-face, Fashion Magazine Cover Boy to say he is a “Thug,” but I wouldn’t be surprised. After all, it seems Trump is bringing in more NY Street Fighters to help him with his image and “his” White House agenda. And by now, all should be aware that Trump does believe the WH is “his.” And everything is about him, his inaugural crowd, his family, his businesses, and him, him, him. Mr. Trump’s seems to have an attitude of “screw the country and full speed ahead…”

So how much does *Scareamooch “love” Mr. Trump? I say it’s all BS and that Anthony is there for the short haul; he’s there to keep flashing his teeth, enhance his image, gain the trust and confidence of Trump supporters, and quite possibly run for office himself someday. And we should all fear the level of his pursuit. He appears to be quite the flip-flipper… Take a look at some of Mooch’s deleted tweets-

07-25-17, Tuesday morning add on: Senator John McCain will be back in the Senate today for the attempted AFA, Obamacare repeal. My hope is that the good Senator votes against the repeal with the following simple logic: “I cannot vote to repeal Obamacare! It needs some serious tweaking, but not repeal. I want the American people to have the same, fine medical care I have always had, and continue to have. It’s time we politicians started taking care of all Americans, not just ourselves…”

Probably not gonna happen, but it would be one of the truly great political moves ever… Whatever happens, Thank you John McCain for your years of service. Be well, stay well, and hang in there…

Peace. I am Bob Danon, and integrity does matter.

This week’s NeWerd is… * Scareamooch – He loves Mr. Trump, he lies for Mr. Trump, he spreads BS for Mr. Trump, and he can Scare a country… along with Mr. Trump.

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SOL = Statute of Limitations = Unfair and unjust…

SOL = Statute of Limitations = Unfair and unjust…

“Child victims frequently do not discover the relationship of their psychological injuries to the abuse until well into adulthood — usually during the course of psychological counseling or therapy. They may not even discover the fact of such abuse until they undergo such therapy.”  

SOL – Statute of limitations…
“A statute of limitation is a law which forbids prosecutors from charging someone with a crime that was committed more than a specified number of years ago. The general purpose of statutes of limitation is to make sure convictions occur only upon evidence (physical or eyewitness) that has not deteriorated with time. After the period of the statute has run, the criminal is essentially free.” More here:

Very disturbing…
While statutes vary according to the policy objectives of each state, one common feature is that the severity of the crime generally differs in relation to the age of the child. Statutory rape laws, for example, create strict liability for offenders who have sexual intercourse with a child who has not reached the age of consent. The age of consent for states varies from ten to eighteen years of age, therefore, consent is not a defense to statutory rape. For offenders to be liable, it is also not required that they had knowledge of the child’s age when they committed the crime.” Sexual offenses against children by state view here:

The opinion of this non-attorney is…
Seems to me, there are numerous laws in this country that might serve us all better if they were federal laws as opposed to state laws… the point being, if a particular law, equally serves every person in every state, throughout the country, all would benefit. One federal law, instead of 50 variations. For example, take Drunk Driving laws. If someone kills or injures someone with an automobile… injured is injured or worse, dead is dead. 50 states, multiple laws, but dead. One Federal law might make prosecution and punishment more simple and just.

How about Divorce Laws? A deadbeat dad or a deadbeat mom, can often avoid paying child support, by moving from state-to-state to avoid their responsibilities… it doesn’t seem just. And the parent in pursuit of the short-changing parent is often stuck with paying their attorney to pursue the guilty party. Neither case seems fair or just. One law, for all people, and all states, might produce better and more just results.

Now because I’m not an attorney, and not well versed in all the laws in all the states, I’m quite sure there are many out there who would criticize, and/or offer numerous examples of the illogic of my logic… so lets bring the topic into a “frequently in the news” perspective which I find particularly offensive- Sexual Child Abuse, often committed by those most trusted by the victim and their parents: Doctors, Coaches and Priests.

Since September, at least 95 women and girls have said former MSU doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulted them as early as 1992. At least seven women now say they raised concerns about Nassar starting in the late 1990. Matt Mencarini/Lansing State Journal (Photo: Julia Nagy/Lansing State Journal)


Doctors, and Coaches and Priests… OH MY!!
In so many instances, young children have been sexually abused at such an early age that many aren’t even aware they have been abused. Still others aren’t prepared to express or expose the abuse for years, after the actual act.

Matt Mencarini, of The Lansing State Journal, writes- “Former Michigan State University,  Doctor Larry Nassar is  being sued by more than 115 women and girls going back to 1992″- You can read Mr. Mencarini’s July 08, 2017 article here:

With regard to USA Gymnastics, in August of 2016, three writers from the INDYSTAR Newspaper wrote an article titled- “Sexual predators left off list of banned USA Gymnastics coaches.” The article covered  relevant topics from the very incomplete list of those sexual predators up to and including information on how to protect your child from sexual predators. Read about child abuse safety here:

The Penn State child sex abuse scandal was an incident in which Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions, was charged and convicted of multiple  counts of sexual abuse of children. (GENE J. PUSKAR/AP)


The Penn State Child Sex Abuse Scandal is only one example of hundreds if not thousands of examples of similar stories to once again bring attention to those who abuse the trust they are granted with their positions. You can pick your “Sandusky, Penn State Story,” here:

Australian Cardinal George Pell after making a statement at the Holy See Press Office at the Vatican on Thursday. (Credit Alberto Pizzoli/Agence France-Presse – Getty images.)


Lastly, and it seems forever, the never ending scandal of Pedophile Priests… “Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault… Sydney, Australia,  senior Roman Catholic prelate, and one of the Pope’s top advisers, has been charged with sexual assault, the police in the Australian state of Victoria said on Thursday.” This is only the most recent of many similar cases it’s difficult to really comprehend. But wait until next week… there will be others… There always are. Pope’s top aide story here:


The bottom line…
In 2003, The Boston Globe won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for the outstanding investigative reporting by the paper’s SPOTLIGHT  Unit: “For its courageous, comprehensive coverage of sexual abuse by priests, an effort that pierced secrecy, stirred local, national and international reaction and produced changes in the Roman Catholic Church.” The winning works by the Globe can be read here:

The movie SPOTLIGHT  was released in November 2015 and won two Academy Awards in February 2016, for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. I have found the movie and the overall story upsetting, gut-wrenching, and one of the finest movies I have ever seen. I strongly urge you to see it if you haven’t.

Unfortunately, it seems very little changes… So now I’m thinking that all cases of rape, and other sexual abuse crimes should all fall under a “No Statute of Limitation,” federal enforcement program. And that little idea can be passed on to Mr. Cosby…

Peace. I am Bob Danon, and integrity does matter.

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Proud to be…  But nervously so.

Proud to be… But nervously so.

Proud to be an American, Linwood, KS (Photo by Bob Danon 06/03/2017)


The first time I went sea kayaking around parts of the island of Crete, off the southern coast of Greece, was September 2002. It was quite common then to see proud tourists from the States, wearing hats and t-shirts with Old Glory on them. Not so much anymore.

Ever since 9/11, that bold sense of pride has diminished year by year, especially after the US went into Iraq in 2003. Please don’t get me wrong, most of us, are still quite “proud to be…”  But in today’s world, it has gotten less safe. And I do believe that in “today’s world,” now monopolized by our mindless and unaware “Tweeter in Chief,” it will continue to get even worse, and far less safe.

Bits and pieces…
Well, where does one begin? Kinda hard to choose these days… Between Mr. Trump and his insulting and embarrassing tweets, the guy with the missiles in North Korea and the continuing and deepening, multi-level, Russian saga- well, it’s much too much to comprehend or even try to explain with any clarity… so let’s combine the three and see what we get…

Duh! I really don’t get much of anything…  (


Former head of Russian Intelligence to meet with the head of US no intelligence…
Trump and Putin will meet face to face this week and no one knows what to think or expect. Trump will of course tell you- “I don’t know Putin, I know Putin, we have never met, yes we have met…” yada, yada, yada. And of course, any stories of Russian hookers, collusion, money laundering, loans, Syrian gas attacks, a Russian-Syrian-Iranian Alliance, or Russia filling the gap(s) when China strengthens sanctions against North Korea, Mr. Trump can easily plead partial or total ignorance. And is China really helping Mr.Trump with any of this?

There is the ever popular Trump quote- “I spoke indirectly and directly with President Putin, who could not have been nicer… and I got to know him very well…” More click here:

I think we’ve got Don Boy exactly where we want him…
(Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman)


First chair in the orchestra, Trump or Putin…?
The 2017 G20 Hamburg Summit  will be held July 7-8, in Hamburg Germany. The world economy will be at the top of the discussion list and how the G20 members can work together. But I see the interaction between the United States, Russia, South Korea and Japan, playing a most significant role in whatever “stabilization” there might be.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Putin are expected to have some sort of sit-down, face-to-face discussion later this week, and many expect, Maestro Putin will continue to play his * Trumpivarius,  with the fine precision he has exhibited for months, and possibly for several years. The lesson here… follow the lies, follow the $$$$, follow the lying tweets. It will all come out eventually, and then and only then will the country have a chance to say goodbye to Tweetybird. TweetyBird (a.k.a., POTUS45) – The orange-headed tweeter is a silly, often offensive and vulgar creature, lacking knowledge, direction, and purpose. It squawks “Nobody” and tweets mindlessly, in search of another distraction.

Are the Chinese supplying North Korea with mobile launch vehicles?
The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS REUTERS  (


Kim Jung Un, of North Korea continues to keep pressure on the world community with his  aggressive behavior and missile testing program. The latest test of July 3-4 only brings the United States and various allies closer to taking probable and necessary action to quell Kim for good… but the price will be enormously high. Even without the use of nuclear weapons, hundreds of thousands could die in South Korea alone, with the expected short-range missile and heavy weapons barrage crossing the border from North to South.

Clearly, Mr.Trump and his often insulting, name-calling, tweeting fiascos will come into play, whether its about collusion, his Russian buddies, the National Inquirer, or prompting China to get their neighbor in North Korea to cool it. We can all expect the worst, from the worst.

Be very, very concerned…
As the investigation(s) into Mr.Trump, his taxes, possible collusion with the Russians and their hacking into American websites, servers, databases etc., we must now worry about military conflicts to the west with Korea (Russia and Iran both could be involved in that), and to the east with Syria, Russia and Iran.

We don’t want or need nuclear or chemical weapons threatening the world. But if it all comes at us at once what do we do then? Can anyone imagine the fight with North Korea, Syria, backed by Russia and Iran, and ISIS all at the same time? ISIS, and their continued, World War III excursions into numerous countries around the world makes it all even more difficult to comprehend. And how do those countries unite to stop that effort?

The bottom line…
Back to Mr. Trump, because so much begins and ends with the competence, or lack thereof, of the American President.  It never ends with this Trump character, and he is a character of the lowest order. Republican commentator Anna Navarro said it best on CNN the other day while being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer- CNN’S Ana Navarro Goes Ballistic Over Trump Tweet: ‘Lunatic Man Baby’ Must Stop…” Click Here:

Has anyone ever said it better?

Peace. I am Bob Danon, and integrity does matter.

This week’s NeWerd is… * Trumpivarius.

Trumpivarius “According to their reputation, the quality of their sound has defied attempts to explain or equal it, though this belief is disputed.”

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