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Sunday, February 19, 2017

D UNRAVELLING of the Arrogant aMO1's Administraion of USA! PART 2

aMO1 is defined by Desi as aMERICAN OFFICIAL numer one, like his MalSian counterpart MO1:( Please don't ask Desio to define MO1, or I may turn hostile and throw ye out of my BOGGER's turf. Or yell, get the here out of Hell!

Fareed Zakaria is the scondmost ranked progamme after ANDERSON COOPER 360degrees; this latest column featured by New Sunday Times today reflects quite a lot similar to what's ON DESI'S MIND, mine, not yours, not Trumpish. YL, Desi's a few thousand miles away from Washington DC. the aMO1 may ask me for my locus standi!:(

A rocking-horse presidency and circus on the hill
 BY FAREED ZAKARIA - 18 FEBRUARY 2017 @ 10:11 AM Facebook 5 Twitter Share 5 

LET’s say you are a Trump voter, the kind we often hear about — an honest, hardworking American who would put up with Donald Trump’s unusual behaviour because you wanted a president who would stop playing Washington’s political games, bring a businessman’s obsession with action and results, and focus on the economy. How is that working out for you? The first few weeks of the Trump administration have been an illustration of the writer Alfred Montapert’s line: “Do not confuse motion with progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.” We are witnessing a rocking-horse presidency in which everyone is jerking back and forth furiously, and yet there is no forward movement. Since winning the election, Trump has dominated the news nearly every day. He has picked fights with the media, making a series of bizarre, mostly false claims — about the magnitude of his victory, the size of his inauguration crowd, the weather that day, the numbers of illegally cast ballots, among many others. He has had photo ops with everyone, from Kanye West and Jack Ma to Shinzo Abe and Justin Trudeau. Now he is embroiled in a controversy about ties to Russia. But, in the midst of it all, what has he actually done? Hardly anything. On Thursday, Trump said at a news conference: “There has never been a presidency that’s done so much in such a short period of time.” Matthew Yglesias of Vox observes that at this point in his presidency, President Obama had signed into law an almost-trillion-dollar stimulus bill to revive the economy, extended health insurance to 4 million children and made it easier to challenge unfair labour practices. In their respective first 100 days in office, Bill Clinton had passed 24 bills; John Kennedy, 26; Harry Truman, 55; and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 76. (Despite having a Republican House and Senate, Trump does not seem likely to crack 10). Yglesias notes that the Trump White House has not even begun serious discussions with Congress on major legislation. The Washington Post notes that of 696 key positions that require Senate confirmation, the president has yet to nominate 661 of them. Trump has issued a series of executive orders with great fanfare (though fewer than Obama at this point). But, they are mostly hot air — lofty proclamations that direct some agency to “review” a law, “report” back to him, “consider” some action or reaffirm some long-standing practice. His one order that did something, the temporary travel ban, was so poorly conceived and phrased that it got stuck in the court system and will have to be redone or abandoned. For a recent piece in Politico Magazine, Zachary Karabell carefully analysed all the executive orders and presidential proclamations and concluded: “So far, Trump has behaved exactly like he has throughout his previous career: He has generated intense attention and sold himself as a man of action while doing little other than promote an image of himself as someone who gets things done.” Historian Douglas Brinkley observed that Trump is a creature of reality television, for which the two cardinal rules are: Always keep the camera focused on you, and always stay interesting. The president has certainly fulfilled that mandate. But, what about the one he promised his voters? What about the plans to reindustrialise the Midwest, bring back jobs, revive the coal and steel industries? What, for that matter, of his explicit commitments that “on Day One” he would begin “removing criminal illegal immigrants” and would “label China a currency manipulator”, “push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress”, and “get rid of gun-free zones in schools, and ... military bases”. All were promised. Almost nothing has been done. There are two aspects to the Trump presidency. There is the freak show — the tweets, the wild claims, the fake facts, the fights with anyone who refuses to bow down to him (the media, judges), the ceaseless self-promotion. But, then there is Trump the savvy businessman, who named intelligent heavyweights like Gary Cohn, Rex Tillerson and James Mattis to key positions, and who has at times articulated a serious reform agenda. For many people, the bargain of the Trump presidency was that they would put up with the freak show in order to get tax reform, infrastructure projects and deregulation. That may still happen, but for now at least, reality television is in overdrive and not much is happening in the realm of serious policy. That voter out in Ohio or Michigan might well wonder how picking fights with the media will bring jobs back to his region or how assaulting the judiciary will help create retraining programmes for laid-off workers. But, maybe Trump, who freely admits to getting all his information from television, has a television view of the presidency. The point is to be seen to be doing things. The Romans said the way to keep people happy was to give them “bread and circus”. So, far all we have received is the circus. Fareed Zakaria is an American journalist and author. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and writes a weekly column for The Washington Post 

Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2017/02/213374/rocking-horse-presidency-and-circus-hill?d=1

Friday, February 17, 2017

D UNRAVELLING of the Arrogant aMO1's Administraion of USA! PART 0+1

CONSIDER today's post as a XONTINUATION of the post dated


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Start of the UNRAVELLING of the Arrogant aMO1's Administraion of USA!


I pity the American people -- for almost four weeks now thay have been waking up to UNCERTAINTY and BEWILDERMENT -- they better pray hard/heART this state of affairs precipitated by "an unhealthy mind gone wilde" STOP SO.ON! Of that guy I monikered as aMO1 will make AMERICA ONCE GREAT a part of the GREAT MADHOUSE of the DisUnited States of America. And the northern neighbour CANADA will see a sea of migrants entering from South of the Border.

This morning I scrolled from CNN to BBC to AlJazeera to CGTN, then dwelt at BBC, made myself  comfy wit' potato chips and hot Milo from 5.02am for a solid hour -- yes, I've been waking up earlysince January 20  if I did not catch the late BREAKING NEWS up till past midnight on the Dumpty Trumpety Hump...I deem it undignified to mention the aMO1's name because he holds everyone outside his family wit' DISDAIN, especially members of the 4th Estate, and since I have been a 4thEstater for some four -- seilol!--decades, I deem this bast..d's insults a;lso hurled at Desi, though his main target is CNN.

The 5.00am (Msian time OK!) programme is from BBC "OUTSIDE SOURCE" helmed by ROS ATKINS -- the focus was on an hour-an-half long Press Conference called at short notice byaMO1, beginning wit' a LONG MONOLGOUE chasting who slse CNN among othe media and their FAKE NEWS. To me, this guy has been from day1 of his more than a year-long presidentrial campaign SHOOTING TRHE MESSENGER. He'd praise you like mad if your brought aMO1 GOoD news or badder still, praise him sky high so his smiles lingered on for  more than a w'ile/mile. The one-hour segment also featured SOME INTERESTING FACT CHECKS as well thoroughly done by that journalist of TORONTO STAR, Daniel Dale in my precedent post of the same "subject". Please show Desi some courtesy by knot asking me who this "subject" is. I learnt a thing or2 about beartibng aout that White House bush!:) or :(

I recommend you go to Google log in search words "BBC Outside Source Trump PC", if thou findeth it educational, buy Desi lunch today OK! Otherwise, go be a couch potato and watch CNN -- surely they will re-run key highlights from this PC. 

At the same programme OS also mentioned about Facebook carrying its Founder MARK ZUKERBURG's MANIFESTO -- on many viewers mind is this Q -- is mark preparing for that Presidenial race in2020? Cos aMO1 already has lined up the EARLIEST American Campaign start to that second term contest with a Campaign 2020 organised RALLY soon. But Desi thinks he won't even last the next three years plus -- I predict he will face IMPEACHMENT once his TAXC RETURNS are publicised, or the RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS implicated in Michael Fkllynn's early retirement as Natiional Security Advise in less than ONE MONTH!

May I seek my ER(for Esteemeed Readers for late commers here/hear...)'s permit to adjourn for socialist breakfast for my mind works badder on a full tummy. Satu nasi lemak, dua karipapa dan TEHTARIK's here I come.

NOT SO QUICK - meanwhile, do some homework by GOOGLING: "CNN TONIGHIT Don Lemon McCain dysfunctional WH, he blames it on LEAKS, New Yorker"; " also "tony thomas Chaos at WH no one in charge mike gerson" I believe its was on Anerson Coper's 360degrees 9am programme...

if you have to ask Desi what WH is, please get the here out of hell! LOL! I'm jest pulling thy lovely legs, if you are fe-mail. If thou art male macho, I minta maaf OK, I'd buy ye endlez rounds of TT! -- YL, Desi


To be continued, IF I SURVIVE my BF; InsyaAhLah!....

Thursday, February 16, 2017

REPRISE of an OLDE POST: "And the soul, that's afraid of dying..."

Sp my ER can ENJOY the current THEME SONG along wit' the LYRICS:)----


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

And the soul, that's afraid of dying...

As Desi was driving home from BF at the Furong Pasar -- political placidity ruled the moUrn except for some diehard MCA oldtimers who rued the days Koon Swan was "wrongly charged in Singapore and jailed wrt Pan-El -- a familiar refrain came over the airwaves.

I couldN'T place the song, but hey, the title above was easily recalled -- So Nowadays
one jest Googled slyrics stanza and the above -- presto, "THE ROSE" appears! In the bad olde days the refrain would've kep Desi's mind half-focused on the tasks at hand, and even after 13 battle rounds, I would NOT have found my "rose". So thank me for my sharing', make out dat 20mil, wilya!?


Lyrics - Bette Midler - The Rose Lyrics
THE ROSE LYRICS


Bette Midler

Review The Song (5) Send "The Rose" Ringtone to your Cell

LISTen via LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR6okRuOLc8

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed

Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed

It's the heart, afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It's the dream, afraid of waking
That never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul, afraid of dying
That never learns to live


When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose

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THERE are many soulful Malaysians -- Singaporeans2? -- out there/dare reflecting on the wrongs the government/s had done them by.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Start of the UNRAVELLING of the Arrogant aMO1's Administraion of USA!

NOTE: aMO1 is SHORT for aMERICAN OFFICIAL NUMBER1, aka or READ AS PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP!

This guy is so FULL OF HIMSELF, HE THINKS HE'S RIGHT IN EVERY PRONOUNCEMENT HE MAKES, everybody else be damned.

About THREE WEEKS into office, he has to "fire" his NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER GEN. MICHAEL FLYNN -- of course, the White House would have us believe the Retired General "RESIGNED". Just a day earlier WH counsellor KELLYANNE CONWAY told a news organisation Gen Flynn still enjoyed the American aMO1's "FULL CONFIDENCE". Just an hour later, the WH Press Secretary SPICER more or less corrected her, saying that Flynn's status "is being evaluated".AND THE SAME NIGHT, there was the first explosion at the White House heard across the w.w.w. most clearly in RUSSIA, most closely by its chef Vladimir (check sperring pls!) PUTIN.

IF Conway has got any honour and dignity left as a PR person, she should just hand in her resignation -- DON'T WAIT TO BE FIRED, Miss "ALTERNATIVE FACTS" GAL! I will continue my current thoughts after a short digression, can?

A month ago, I had writ as below.


Saturday, January 14, 2017


Trump adopts antagonistic attitude with Media who ask HARD Qs







What a blardy disgrace for an American President-Elect taking office in 10days' time. He is the most ARROGANT b'tard leader I have seen in my short lifetime of 40years' media experience -- in print, online, diplomatic, now mainly 5th Estate as BUMmer-- and I wish the American media especially CNN, carry on your JOB IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER and thou would be fine, God bless, YL, Desi


PS: My prediction is within two years of taking taking office, there would be enough evidence of IMPEACHABLE offence/s against this fellow, and the world and USA would be better for it he is "fired" early!



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CONTINUING my current thoughts:

I CopynPastry from googling THE TORONTO STAR, DAIEL DALE, interviewed by CNN this morning in the DON LEMON show. with the news channel a MUST SEE before I go for BF after watching ANDERSON COOPER 360degreees at 9am; OR just before I nap for the hpt. tropical afternoon:___:)




Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale named breakout media star for cataloguing Trump’s mistruths

Dubbed ‘the lie-tracker’ by Politico, the Toronto Star’s Washington bureau chief, Daniel Dale, has garnered attention for his daily fact checks of Donald Trump’s statements.


Daniel Dale said work covering former Toronto mayor Rob Ford's time in office helped prepare him for keeping tabs on Donald Trump's questionable claims.
Daniel Dale said work covering former Toronto mayor Rob Ford's time in office helped prepare him for keeping tabs on Donald Trump's questionable claims.  (TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO)  
The Toronto Star’s Washington correspondent Daniel Dale has been named in Politico’s list of breakout media stars of 2016.
“It’s cool to even have your existence acknowledged by Americans when you’re a Canadian correspondent in Washington,” Dale said. “There are so many good reporters. It’s good to know I was noticed even a little bit.”
Dale, who Politico, a politics website, dubbed “the Trump lie-tracker,” has become known for his daily fact checks of Donald Trump’s comments.
Dale said he decided to start fact-checking Trump on a mid-September day when the Republican presidential candidate was “hyper-outrageous and hyper-dishonest.”
Dale noticed that many of the inaccurate things Trump was saying weren’t making their way into news coverage, and rather “being treated as a sideshow.”
Dale started to track these statements.
“I think it’s important, because I think his dishonesty is a central fact about his campaign. It’s not secondary,” Dale said. “It is critically important that people understand that this is not normal and people understand that much of what he’s saying isn’t true.”
Before his coverage of the 2016 election, Dale covered Toronto’s city hall from 2010 to early 2015.
During that time he wrote about another political leader known for making questionable comments, former Toronto mayor Rob Ford.
Dale said his fact checking of Ford “prepared me and prepared the Star to do it again, to break it out again when we had a candidate that was similarly dishonest.”