Liar Lying: ‘When I can, I tell the truth’

November 2, 2018

Sunny with a cool, brisk breeze this Friday afternoon on California’s north coast — on the countdown toward Tuesday.

Trump is averaging — AVERAGING — 30 false or misleading claims a day in the last seven weeks.
And, per the Fact Checker, he often of late soars far above that average.
As one example: On October 22, when he traveled to Houston to hold a rally for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R), Trump, said 83 untrue things in a single day. 83! (CNN).

One major problem in handling the T-Rump is his wanton life of lying — and lying on a continuous spin, and never, ever correcting himself. As he lied about lying this week: “Well, I try. I do try … and I always want to tell the truth. When I can, I tell the truth.”

Along with being a racist, amoral asshole…

(Illustration: ‘President Trump,’ by Jonathan Bass, found here).

He’s a full-blown liar!
And pushes the lying envelope so far up his ass, it’s way-more than horrific — from TPM this afternoon:

President Donald Trump took his “enemy of the people” diatribe a step further on Friday, accusing “fake news” and reporters of “creating violence” by their “questions.”
“No, no, you know what, you’re creating violence by your questions,” he said.
“You are creating, you.
“And also a lot of the reporters are creating violence by not writing the truth. The fake news is creating violence.”

“And you know what?” he continued.
“The people that support Trump and the people that support us, which is a lot of people, most people, many people, those people know when a story is true and they know when a story is false.
“And I’ll tell you what, if the media would write correctly and write accurately and write fairly, you’d have a lot less violence in the country.”

Trump’s comments follow days of intense criticism for his divisive, and often violent rhetoric against the media and his critics.
Some have linked his tone to recent attacks, like the pipe bombs that were sent through the mail to high-level Democrats — including the Obamas and the Clintons — and the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend.

Trump: “Fake news is creating violence”

What an enormous, beyond-enormous bunch of pure shit — near-about authentic, idiotic and dangerous gibberish.
Michael Cohen, the T-Rump’s former fixer-lawyer gone whatever-straight, has dropped a nasty, but unsurprising blurb, also reported this afternoon — via The Daily Beast: ‘Cohen told the magazine that shortly after Trump was elected, he pointed out to his then-boss that the crowd at a recent rally was mostly white. “Trump responded, ‘That’s because black people are too stupid to vote for me,’” Cohen said.’
Among other ditties (off a Vanity Fair interview with Cohen).
And as Paul Krugman lamented in the NYT yesterday: ‘In fact, at this point the G.O.P.’s campaign message consists of nothing but lies; it’s hard to think of a single true thing Republicans are running on.’

In the more-than-a-few political events/elections I’ve been interested, and followed — my first the 1960 presidential race between Dick Nixon and JFK, and I can still faintly/barely see the black&white pictures on the TV of the two conventions that year — has there never been a more-important ballot day then the one this way-coming-up Tuesday (I love hyphens, and this little divider ‘/‘ thingy between words, sorry).
And, I think, this election will forecast a future for the old US of A, a strong Blue Wave, or another ‘six years‘ of the T-Rump, which will way-most-likely render this country near-about unrecognizable from the one we live in right now.
And again, way-most-likely, the entire planet — beyond the nasty-assed personal repugnance, and the ugly, violent political bullshit, the T-Rump’s way-most-damaging influence is in the environment. Frightful news yesterday via BBC News:

But this new study says that every year, for the past 25 years, we have put about 150 times the amount of energy used to generate electricity globally into the seas — 60-percent more than previous estimates.
That’s a big problem.

No shit, literal-Sherlock. And the concern?

The researchers involved in the study believe the new finding will make it much harder to keep within the temperature rise targets set by governments in the Paris agreement. Recently the IPCC spelled out clearly the benefits to the world of keeping below the lower goal of 1.5C relative to pre-industrial levels.
This new study says that will be very difficult indeed.
“It is a big concern,” said lead author Dr Laure Resplandy from Princeton University in New Jersey.

And how does the current administration handle this real, ELE? Via the Guardian, also yesterday: ‘More than a year after the US Environmental Protection Agency took down information on climate change from its website for an “update”, it now seems uncertain whether it will ever reappear…“It’s an embarrassment. It is a ghost page,” said Judith Enck, who was EPA regional administrator during Barack Obama’s presidency.’

Climate change is the perfect storm of an ending — slow, subtle crash, and builds intensity as it gets worse, quickening toward the end. As in bad deeds, most of the real heat on earth has come from the past 35 years. The five warmest years on record have occurred since 2010, with 2016 the warmest year on record (NASA).

A crazy reality that’s really, really horrible, so I cry sometimes:

And so I wake in the morning
And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream from the top of my lungs
What’s going on?

And further onward into the weekend…

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