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Misadventures of a minority-elect President 289

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We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president* with the perfect example of why he has absolutely no business being in the White House or running a country, 2019 is going to be a rough year for the Donald, every malicious deceptive act and never-ending lie perpetuated by our illegitimate, unindicted co-conspirator brings him that much closer to being removed from office, the longer the Don takes to pull his head out of his ass and end his shutdown, the worse he’s going to make things for himself, it’s time for the media to stop the sob stories over Trump supporters, Donnie’s Twitter melt downs are coming more fast and furious as his imploding presidency continues failing, for someone who claims to be innocent and not in collusion with Russia, Trump sure is making himself look guilty as hell and much more.

Trump Wall Dumb Dumb article from Splinter News. –

Yet another perfect example of why Trump has no business occupying the White House or running this country and why he is, always has been and always will be a massive fraudulent failure:

Trump Absolutely Failed to Make a Case That His Border ‘Crisis’ Is a National Emergency article from The Nation. –

The Donald is having a hard time convincing anybody – aside from the minority of moronic minions that blindly support him – that a Border ‘crisis’ exists, aside from the humanitarian disaster he and his complicit cabal created.

WATCH: Trump rages at reporter for pointing out he did nothing on the wall for two years article from The Raw Story. –

Trump’s wall is now a national crisis regardless of the fact that the GOP controlled Congress for two years and did nothing but now Democrats are in charge and they will bring him down so he needs to try and stall the inevitable for as long as he can:

It’s Accountability Time for the Orange Menace article from The Nation. –

Donnie is going to face a long 2019 and the longer his shutdown drags out, the worse it’s going to get for him:

“Donald Trump will be held to account in 2019. The prospect that the president and his associates will face serious congressional oversight, and that this scrutiny will provide vital checks and balances for the remainder of his disastrous presidency, is no longer in doubt. The voters settled that question in November, when they swept Trump’s Republican allies out of the House committee chairmanships they had co-opted in the service of a legally and morally indefensible president. Representative Elijah Cummings, who will now take control of the powerful House Oversight Committee, got it exactly right when he said, “Voters made clear they wanted transparency, integrity, honesty, but they wanted something else: accountability.”

Of course, there is good reason to demand that the new Democratic-controlled House send the right policy signals by approving bills to raise wages, expand access to health care and education, and address the existential crises of inequality and climate change—even if the Republican-controlled Senate refuses to go along, and even if Trump threatens to veto those bills. But the most urgent pressure that Americans can bring to bear involves the revitalization of the oversight infrastructure that crumbled during the subservient tenure of former House speaker Paul Ryan. “The saddest part of the last two years was that Ryan completely gave up our responsibility for oversight in the House,” says Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Mark Pocan. “As a separate but coequal branch of government, we saw no responsible actions of oversight for anything that the president or his administration did.

“Now, we’ve got a lot of pent-up work that has to happen,” Pocan continues. “But we can do that at the same time that we’re passing legislation and putting ideas forward. And it’s not just the Judiciary and Intelligence and Oversight and Government Reform committees—the ones that are traditionally seen as the committees that do this—that will be stepping up.” Trump’s ablest critics will now be positioned to issue subpoenas demanding the release of tax returns and other records, to compel key figures to face questioning, and to expose failed policies and egregious conflicts of interest not just in the White House but elsewhere in the executive branch, like the departments of Defense, Labor, and Health and Human Services.

Representative Barbara Lee secured support in the last Congress for rescinding the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which has been used by three successive presidents to justify military adventurism. But Ryan blocked her move, just as he blocked a bipartisan push by Representative Ro Khanna to end US support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal assault on Yemen. Now that Ryan is gone, the House must signal that it will no longer cede authority over decisions concerning war and peace to the White House. Groups that have long sought to rein in US militarism, like Peace Action and the Friends Committee on National Legislation, now have an opening to achieve dramatic policy shifts; Americans who are rightly fearful of this president’s impulsive nature should recognize that this is essential activism on behalf of accountability—and a saner foreign policy…”

If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He’ll Be Breaking the Law article from Truthout. –

If Donnie is stupid enough to go there, he’s in for some Yuge disappointments and a can of worms he’s not prepared for.

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Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

Using his Ministry of Propaganda to spread his lies begins today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president’s as he once again took to Fox faux news to try and deceive everyone while desperately trying to save his ignorant ass and justify his government shutdown as his delusions keep growing, why his history of fraud – and trying to cover up his criminal actions with secrecy – makes it imperative to find out what was said and done during his two hour meeting with his Sugar Daddy Putin in Helsinki, once again Donnie rants against the media for telling the truth instead of talking about his delusional ‘success’, media is starting to call Trump out on his lies and he’s not handling it well, fabricating and lying about a non-existent border crisis is going to get the Don in more legal hot water, having no credibility is proving problematic for the Don as he uses Hitler tactics to try and make the public believe we have an immigration crisis when we don’t and everyone – with half a brain – knows that all he ever does is lie, as expected the Donald used his prime time speech to lie and misinform the public about a non-existent border and humanitarian crisis – the only humanitarian crisis at the border is the one created by him – but he wasn’t stupid enough to try and declare a national emergency and much more.

Trump Uses Fox To Claim Unpaid Government Workers Agree With Him 100% On Shutdown article from PoliticusUSA. –

Yet again Trump relied on his Ministry of Propaganda to push his lies about government workers supporting his shutdown – they don’t – while desperately trying to save face for his duplicitous actions:

The unsettling list of Trump’s made-up conversations keeps growing article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Donald’s delusions are getting worse and, with any luck, eventually he’ll end up in the Psyche ward of a prison – though regardless his alternate reality is about to come crashing down.

HILARIOUS: Trump Declares Himself The Expert On Literally Everything article from Crooks and Liars. –

The man doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground but Trump claims he’s an expert on everything – yet more proof that he is delusional and unfit to hold the office he holds:

We Need to Know What Happened When Trump Was Left Alone With Putin article from The Daily Beast. –

Given Donnie’s history of fraud and secrecy when trying to cover up his premeditated criminal endeavors – which, like his presidency will, always fail and how his self-induced crises are compounded by his profound ignorance – it is imperative to know what happened during those two hours he met with his Sugar Daddy in Helsinki:

“Donald Trump spent two hours alone with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki in July and we still have no idea what was specifically said or agreed between two of the most powerful men in the world. (Only two interpreters, bound to silence, were present.)

How much does this matter?

Quite a lot, probably. First off, there are new concerns about Trump’s continuing susceptibility to talking points that can have only one source – Russian propaganda. More of this later. Second, it belongs in a long trail of events that have either deliberately left serious blanks in the historical record or delayed by many years discovery of the truth.

We live in a moment in America when the discovery of information is in daily hand-to-hand combat with the deliberate suppression of information. For the second time in recent history the fate of a presidency might well rest on the unhindered discovery and exposure of essential evidence. Nothing is as central to the health of a democracy as overcoming a cover-up…”

The Trumpification of Political Discourse article from The Atlantic. –

Why our wannabe Twitter tyrant Trump, whose history of ignorantly insulting wide swaths of people routinely via other methods than tweeting, has no room to talk about being insulted by anyone.

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We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president* with potential serious health issues happening in National Parks as a result of his racist border wall shutdown, Trump’s legal woes are about to get much worse, an overwhelming majority blame Trump for the shutdown which he refuses to end because he says it’ll make him look foolish – though no more foolish than he already does, Donnie got jealous with Democrats making all the headlines so he had to create yet another worthless distraction for attention, Trump’s delusions and desperation are getting the best of him, Donald’s despotic delusions of grandeur – as well as his growing desperation – are once again on full display as his bluster over his racist border wall continues despite his farcical delusions that the majority supports it, still trying to blame everyone else for his profound corruption and stupidity and much more.

Trump’s Shutdown Is Making the National Parks Overflow With Shit and Garbage article from Splinter News. –

No staff on hand to clean the parks due to Trump’s moronic government shut down is causing potential serious health issues in National Parks.

Right wing paper publishes White House-produced ‘exclusive’ list of accomplishments – then Trump promotes it: reporter article from The Raw Story. –

Desperate times call for desperate measures as Trump and his cabal try making people believe he’s actually accomplished something as president* – though nothing has been achieved aside from breaking more laws and trying to destroy his predecessor’s legacy:

America’s New Year’s Resolution: Remove Trump article from Common Dreams. –

Allowing Trump to continue escalating his dubious attacks on America’s core democratic institutions is unacceptable and he needs to know we’re paying attention.

Secret Court Filing By Prosecutors Is Very Bad News for Donald Trump article from PoliticusUSA. –

Trump may have intentionally shut his government down to impede the investigations into his corruption but those investigating his criminal actions are still busy:

“As many government employees are on furlough, the federal prosecutors investigating Russia influence in the 2016 elections continued to make filings and take care of business.

The latest news that will cause Donald Trump to lose sleep is that a Joint Status Report Under Seal has been filed in the W. Samuel Patten criminal matter.

Patten is a lobbyist and political consultant who was a close partner of Russian spy Konstantin Kilimnik, as well as working for the parent of Cambridge Analytica and working with Paul Manafort…”

USA Today op-ed lays out damning evidence that Trump attempted Russia collusion in plain sight article from The Raw Story. –

Donnie has committed a lot of collusion in plain sight but asking Russia for help wasn’t the smartest thing he’s ever done:

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Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

The failure of running his presidency like a reality show begins today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* as ‘The Apprentice’ was created to make him look like a respectable business man despite the fact that he is and always has been a fraudulent con man, on the damage done by our popular vote losing president* in almost two years since being ‘elected’ and how we will all survive, the Don’s delusions have become blatantly obvious to everyone, a look back at all the lies and deceptions orchestrated by an illegitimate president* who belongs behind bars instead of in the White House, Trump’s desperation over his moronic government shutdown is growing as his Twitter tantrums continue making him look more ignorant plus so much more.

Trump’s reality show and the process of ‘making the court jester the king’ article from Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. –

Trying to run the White House like his moronic reality show is proving difficult from Trump since he has always been a con and his ‘reality’ show was created to try and make him look good.

Fact Check Friday: Trump’s stocking full of falsehoods article from ABC News. –

A look back at some of the more egregious lies told by the Donald – he never tells the truth – in 2018 and you can bet there will be many more to come:

The halfway point: what have two years of Trump’s wrecking ball done to America? article from The Guardian. –

A lot of damage that will take time to undo and eventually all of Trump’s treasonous actions will catch up to him but we will survive.

Tweets fly while Donald Trump’s approval ratings continue southward article from The Raw Story. –

Donnie’s Twitter tantrums – which are quite revealing in a very bad way for him – keep coming fast and furious as his failed presidency keeps inching closer to imploding:

“Everyone seems to have an opinion about Trump’s border wall government shutdown – and the tweets have been flying. Here are a few that just couldn’t be overlooked.

It’s a matter of WHEN, rather than IF, Republicans will turn on Trump: Saturday’s Good News article from The Daily Kos. –

Donnie has screwed himself into a hole that he won’t be able to slither out of and eventually corrupt GOP Congress critters will have to save themselves…

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Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

We begin today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* with a look at some of his more prevalent low lights – and there were many – from 2018, the con artist in the White House wants you to believe the tanking stock market isn’t his fault – when it is, Trump lied – which isn’t surprising given the fact that truth plays absolutely no role in his alternate universe and never comes out of his mouth – when he said Federal workers supported the shut down over his racist border wall, Donald’s delusions are becoming more problematic for him, the impossibility of choosing Trump’s ‘lie of the year’ when his entire illegitimate presidency is predicated on nothing but lies, how the Donald keeps tightening the rope around his own neck – and how his fraudulent business dealings and so-called charity are going to end up destroying him, 6 in 10 people – the majority – believe Donald should be impeached or censured plus much more.

From ‘shithole countries’ to ‘a private agreement’ – Trump’s 2018 lowlights article from The Guardian. –

A look at some of the more egregious low lights – and there were a multitude of them – from Trump’s 2018 year in review.

From Kavanaugh to the government shutdown – Trump’s 2018 low lights article from The Guardian. –

Part 2 in a look at some of the more dubious aspects of Trump’s failed presidency – and you can be sure there will be many more to come before all is said and done.

Trump has a story of how his presidency’s going. Here’s what the numbers say. article from ThinkProgress. –

In his typical full of shit fashion, Trump’s version of his presidency versus reality shows that he is delusional:

As Trump Claims Workers Support Shutdown for Border Wall, Unpaid Federal Employees Set Record Straight With ‘Shutdown Stories’ article from Common Dreams. –

Once again Trump lied to try and justify his delusions of everyone wanting his racist border wall:

“As President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed without a shred of evidence that “many” furloughed or unpaid federal workers support the ongoing government shutdown because they want “funding for the wall,” public employees and their family members who say they have been harmed by the lapse in government funding took to social media to set the record straight.

“My husband is furloughed due to the Trump shutdown,” a Twitter user named Nancy wrote on Tuesday. “This is a very stressful time, and believe me, my husband does not want that wall.”

The hashtag #ShutdownStories quickly went viral as federal workers shared with the world how they have been affected by the partial government shutdown, which reached its fifth day on Wednesday with no end in sight.

Demanding $5 billion in funding for his racist border wall, Trump has warned the shutdown could last “a very long time.”…”

The 11 Kinds of Untruths That Come Out of Trump’s Mouth article from Vice. –

On the many never-ending lies and fallacies that Trump likes to use routinely to try and make his fraudulent ass look good – despite failing miserably.

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Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

Temper tantrums over his dubious ‘border wall’ that he lied to us about saying Mexico would pay for begins today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* as he foolishly listens to his Ministry of Propaganda at Fox faux news – which will prove costly to him and the GOP, Trump is ignorant to try and blame Democrats for shutting down the government after he said he would be proud to, Trump’s Twitter melt downs are coming fast and furious – for obvious reasons, each passing week brings more self induced disaster to the Donald as he continues self destructing plus much more.

Trump Tantrums And Refuses To Keep Government Open Unless He Gets Wall Money article from PoliticusUSA. –

Listening to his minions at Fox News – his Ministry of Propaganda – is going to prove costly to Trump since he’s actually stupid enough to shut down part of the government over his ill-fated border wall that Mexico was never going to pay for in the first place:

Trump’s Border Wall is Built on Lies About Immigrants article from Counter Punch. –

Donnie’s lies about immigrants are designed to fan fear and division, not keep us safe and he has lied repeatedly about immigrants.

The Trump Campaign and the NRA Got Caught Being Shady (Again) article from Splinter News. –

The Donald just can’t seem to stop breaking the law – which isn’t surprising given the endless depths of his profound corruption.

Trump Issues Threat: Shutdown Would ‘Last A Very Long Time’ article from Talking Points Memo. –

Unlike his presidency, which will hurt bigly because of it:

“In a barrage of tweets over the past 12 hours, President Trump alternately praised House Republicans for caving to his demand for border wall funding, warned their colleagues in the Senate that they better follow suit, and blamed the entire prospect of a shutdown on Democrats who have steadfastly opposed the wall project.

“The Democrats, whose votes we need in the Senate, will probably vote against Border Security and the Wall even though they know it is DESPERATELY NEEDED,” Trump tweeted Friday. “If the Dems vote no, there will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time. People don’t want Open Borders and Crime!”

A subsequent tweet put his threat more succinctly: “Shutdown today if Democrats do not vote for Border Security!”

Just last week, Trump said he would be “proud” to shut down the Republican-controlled government to get his wall money…”

Nice Try Donald article from Splinter News. –

Donald keeps trying to blame everyone else for his massive failure of a presidency, but he totally owns the shut down regardless of his lies and bull shit propaganda:

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We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president* with U.S. taxpayers spending 3 times more for his golfing excursions at his private resorts than the amount spent on finding out how many treasonous crimes he has committed, identifying Trump’s lies and propaganda as what they are is putting a crimp is destroying his alternate reality, follow the money over the past few decades of Trump’s fraudulent business dealings and it will end his already failed presidency – and take his equally corrupt family down too, the lies from Trump and his minions aren’t working any more as everyone believes he is guilty as hell and needs to be held accountable, proof that Trump lied about his dealings with Russia emerges as his alternate reality continues imploding, Donnie’s repeated lies are catching up with him and he’s not handling it well and much more.

Trump’s Golf Trips Cost Taxpayers 3 Time More Than Mueller Probe article from PoliticusUSA. –

We’re paying 3 times more for Trump to waste a lot of time golfing – the same thing he constantly ripped his predecessor for – at his private resorts which means he’s illegally enriching himself at the same time, than we’ve spent to find out about his other treasonous endeavors.

His worst nightmare: Trump’s life under a legal microscope article from CNN. –

The time for the reckoning of the Donald is long overdue.

Global grift: Inauguration probe may uncover evidence could bring down Trump – and his family business article from The Raw Story. –

If the past few decades of his fraudulent actions are any indication, Donnie and his corrupt spawns are going to be in deep shit:

We Are Governed By Monsters Now article from Esquire. –

Two years of intentional damage to the U.S. by our wannabe dictator and his corrupt cabal should be criminal:

“From The Washington Post:

According to CBP records, the girl and her father were taken into custody about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 south of Lordsburg, N.M., as part of a group of 163 people who approached U.S. agents to turn themselves in. More than eight hours later, the child began having seizures at 6:25 a.m., CBP records show. Emergency responders, who arrived soon after, measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees, and according to a statement from CBP, she “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”

After a helicopter flight to Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso, the child went into cardiac arrest and “was revived,” according to the agency. “However, the child did not recover and died at the hospital less than 24 hours after being transported,” CBP said. The agency did not release the name of the girl or her father, but the father remains in El Paso awaiting a meeting with Guatemalan consular officials, according to CBP. The agency is investigating the incident to ensure appropriate policies were followed, it said.

And before the inevitable trolling begins, as soon as this child was taken into the custody of the United States Border Patrol, she became its responsibility and nobody else’s. At that point, it doesn’t matter if she had walked here from Guatemala, or Guam, or Jupiter. Once she was in custody, the child’s health and well-being became the responsibility of the United States government. It became the responsibility of the United States government to monitor her for any sign of exposure…”

A Trump-Russia Collusion Primer In 6 Minutes article from Rantt Media. –

Evidence of Trump’s never-ending crime sprees – including multiple acts of collusion – keeps growing and now that he’s an unindicted co-conspirator, his failed presidency will suffer bigly…

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Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

Why some of his moronic minions are losing their faith in his treasonous ass begins today’s misadventures of our malignant minority-elect president* as more of his lies and guilt come floating to the surface, how the Donald just can’t stop confessing – and committing – his crimes, why Trump’s picture pops up repeatedly when trillions of people search for ‘idiot’ on Google, yet another cohort flips on the Donald and agrees to spill the beans, evidence of Trump’s guilt keeps piling up and there appears to be no end in sight, Donnie’s screwed since all of his financial dealings are now under scrutiny and so much more.

Trump lovers rattled by Mueller disclosures and no longer buying president’s ‘witch hunt’ claims article from Alternet. –

It appears that some of the moronic minions that support our treasonous president* are starting to pull their heads out and glimpsing reality.

Fox News Legal Analyst Says Trump May Be Charged With 3 Crimes article from PoliticusUSA. –

You know you have serious problems when your Ministry of Propaganda turns on you.

Trump threatens to make military build his wall in latest meltdown article from The Raw Story. –

It’s sad that a moron has to take to Twitter to spew his vitriolic delusions – while inadvertently digging himself a deeper hole he won’t be able to slither out of – because no one wants to build his farcical wall that he swore Mexico would pay for:

Trump Can’t Stop Confessing article from The Atlantic. –

How an imbecilic president* whose corruption is nothing short of astonishing keeps implicating himself with his words and his deeds:

“Donald Trump can’t stop telling on himself.

Just two years into his presidency, the New York real-estate mogul turned politician faces at least two separate criminal investigations, while half a dozen former advisers, including his former campaign chair, deputy campaign chair, national-security adviser, foreign-policy adviser, and personal attorney have all pleaded guilty to or been convicted of serious crimes. That’s even more remarkable when you consider that the American legal system makes white-collar crimes difficult to prove, by making guilt conditional on a defendant’s state of mind, a notoriously high standard.

Nevertheless, Trump has done his best to ensure that we all know what he’s thinking, even as his legal peril grows. Last Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York claimed in a filing that Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, had been directed during the campaign to pay hush money to women who claimed to have had affairs with the president. Those payments, according to the filing, were laundered through shell corporations and reimbursed by the president’s private company. Effectively, the president’s own Justice Department accused him of ordering his personal attorney to commit a felony.

The standard for criminal violations of campaign-finance laws, though, turns on “knowing and willful” violations of those laws. So the president would have had to know that it was illegal, and ordered Cohen to make the payments anyway…”

Crimes aren’t crimes: Trump and his allies are moving the goalposts to legally protect him article from ThinkProgress. –

The delusions are out of control in Trumpland as the most corrupt president* in U.S. history and his enablers continue desperately trying to save his sorry ass.

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Chronicling the misadventures of our minority-elect President’s alternate reality, alternative facts and the miscreants that comprise his administration so you don’t have to:

We begin today’s misadventures of our malevolent minority-elect president* with his delusions – yet again – about his approval ratings which are in the toilet despite his tweets, why the Donald could easily go down in history as a bigger traitor than Benedict Arnold, how Donnie’s presidency is like a bad drug trip, Donald is now – officially – an unindicted co-conspirator, the remainder of Trump’s illegitimate term is going to be rough for him, on the results of Trump’s lie about ‘draining the swamp’ since all he has done is made it more corrupt, the list of crimes committed by our treasonous president* keeps growing despite his lies to try and avoid accountability, Donnie can’t seem to grasp the fact that his ass is in deep shit, Trump’s treason trail keeps expanding as yet more collusion links back to him and much more.

Trump Demands America’s Love And A 75% Approval Rating article from PoliticusUSA. –

Donald’s delusions about his miserable popularity and non-existent approval ratings reveal how out of touch with reality he is:

White House Reportedly Can’t Plan for How to Deal With Mueller Because Trump Is So Nuts article from Splinter News. –

Trump is so loony that he actually has no idea his profoundly corrupt actions and tweets keep tightening the noose around his neck.

Here’s why Donald Trump could easily go down in history as a worse traitor than Benedict Arnold article from The Raw Story. –

Hmmm… probably because he is, and because all his crooked cronies keep flipping on his profoundly corrupt and ignorant ass.

A Presidency on Drugs article from The Nation. –

How having a fake president* manipulating the news cycles with his war on fake news is like a bad drug trip:

“I took my first hit of speed in 1970 during my freshman year in college. That little white pill—Dexedrine—was a revelation. It made whatever I was doing absolutely fascinating. Amphetamine sharpened my focus and banished all appetites except a hunger for knowledge. I spent that entire night writing 35 pages of hand-scrawled notes about a 35-page article by the philosopher Ludwig Feurbach, thereby convincing the professor who would become my adviser and mentor that I was absolutely fascinating.

Speed was definitely not a respectable drug in those days. I bought mine from a seedy hippie who hung out on the edge of campus with some of my edgier friends. My college was probably one of the few in the country whose infirmary actually prescribed Dexedrine for its students, presumably to keep us from buying it from guys like him.

Nowadays, respectable doctors all over the country prescribe speed for people with ADHD, under brands like Adderall and Ritalin. It does for them what it did for me—makes whatever they’re doing fascinating, allowing them to focus for many hours at a time. My students now don’t have to buy it on the street. They can cadge (or buy) it from friends with prescriptions. I sometimes wonder whether they think they have a choice about this, or whether it’s considered almost a dereliction of duty to write their papers without a chemical assist.

Of course, speed had its ugly side, and I’m hardly recommending it as a cure for boring classes or a boring life. Coming down is horrible, the prelude often to a nasty, gray depression. Campus lore said it intensified menstrual cramps and I believed it. (When you’re depressed, it’s certainly easy to believe that this month’s cramps are worse than the last batch.) In any case, I quickly realized that I liked the stuff far too much for my own good. I learned to drink coffee instead…”

Trump Melts Down As Study Reveals His Rallies Hurt Republican Candidates article from PoliticusUSA. –

Donnie is certifiable if he honestly believes his stupid ass actually helped Republicans – aside from the states where voters have repeatedly shown how stupid they are:

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