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Trained Monkeys

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Hidden Message

The Wizard of Oz is a favored movie of many child-hoods.

In fact, it was a must-watch in my family until just recently, when we discovered that we were sick to death of it!!

"Harrrr, rrufffff"-- Cowardly Lion.

But, did we really get the meaning of it?

I'm sure we all knew of sweet, innocent Dorothy, and the mean, wicked witch...but what exactly was this about?:"It's always best to start at the beginning -- and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road."--Glinda the Good Witch

Yellow Brick Road, and Ruby Red Slippers...magic slippers, at that. IF Dorothy could remember the magic formula--she was on her way home...

And IF she could over-come the obstacles in her way: she would conquer her fears.

Joy in Life!

unconditional love

unconditional love

Age Old Enemy

The main obstacles in her way are the Trained Monkeys; those awful, deranged, smirking, gibbering employees of the Wicked Witch.

Chattering all the time, snickering at Dorothy and her growing circle of friends: Whose human qualities have been lost, somehow to be regained.....

THIS is the point of trying to stop them.

The goal of the Trained Monkeys is to prevent Dorothy and her friends from finding their former glory.

For, once they find it, they will realize that the Wicked Witch-- with all her powers of magic and delusion, is no match for an honest, open heart.

Devilish Players

Now, here is where the subterfuge comes in.

The job of the monkeys, then and now, is to prevent humans from reclaiming their wonderously awesome heritage of Love, Home and Family.

Wicked Witch, it seems, has to BUY her family, and her love.

>>> Her home, by the way, is quite awsome<<<

Castle of Doom

appears insurmountable

appears insurmountable

Beauty Can Deceive

illusions blind and put to sleep

illusions blind and put to sleep

Don't Be Fooled

The tricks of the Wicked Witch are to send fear and confusion; to make Dorothy--and us, forget our unique human Divinity and place in the Universe.

The ultimate destination: Emerald City, is where we find the true meaning of life, by cutting through the illusion.

See My Power?

and?

and?

Sympathy For the Devil

I try and envision it from the point of view of the Monkeys....getting paid to do someone else's dirty work....

Now where is the pride and dignity in that?

Think of all the time and energy spent, simply following the instructons of a mad woman, doing as they are told.

Perhaps driven by the fear of loss of income, or even worse....death.

On a certain level, I can feel sorry for them: The brainless stooges who work for the Dark Side.

But on another level, I want to slap them silly--tell them to wake up!

Their destiny is being led by another: their hopes and dreams constrained by the lure of easy money.

Step Right Up!

beware the know-it-all

beware the know-it-all

Modern Day Barkers

Lest one think the Trained Monkeys exist only in the Wizard of Oz....no, my friends, we are saturated with them here, in the political spheres of these United States of America.

It's not necessarily only politics where the monkeys thrive: It's religion and social issues as well.

But--their main thrust of illusion is in the political realm.

They work for those who seduce with platitudes and promises.....Follow their Yellow Brick Road, and you will reach nirvana: freedom and independence and riches beyond your wildest dreams.

The problem with this road, however, is that the bricks are tarnished and slippery; tread upon by those who seek to denigrate, not uplift.

Passengered by salesmen and carnival barkers, hawking their phony goods, which in their case, is the envisioned future of this great country we call home.

Trust in Yourself

you have the power

you have the power

We Create Our Own Destiny

They'll tell you all kinds of things to distract you from what you really need: a Heart, some Courage and a Brain.

They'll tell you your home is going to be attacked: To strike fear.

They'll tell you you're house is dirty: To make you ashamed.

And they'll tell you your freedom is worth selling out for Gold.

Now, here is where Glinda's words come in......Go back to the beginning:

Remember who you are: A kind, caring person, living in a kind, caring nation.

Your treasures were built with the courage and intelligence it took to make it here.

The only way you can hold on to them is through love.

Don't listen to the Flying Monkeys.

Follow your own way home.


Sources

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_Glinda's_quote_about_Dorothy_starting_her_journey_on_the_Yellow_Brick_Road_in_'The_Wizard_of_Oz'

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2013 Leslie McCowen

Comments

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 12, 2021:

JC, people are stupid! Covid is a DEADLY virus! It KILLS people! We are NOT going to let it just keep doing that. “Oh well, that’s life”.

If being in an airplane, which is a very closed compartment, is DANGEROUS due to the possibility of breathing in Covid, you are dam right they aren’t going to let those in who possibly may be carriers.

Same for every other closed-in space. Half a million Americans dead in a year, and these morons still think it’s a freedom issue. It’s not. It’s a life and death issue.

You don’t have the right to kill us. Get it? I know don’t, with your gun culture anyway.....but man, are you dense.

You aren’t free to spread a deadly virus. Get it? Gawwwwwwd

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 11, 2021:

Maga thinks kicking Cheney out will help them. It won’t. It further shrinks their little bubble of superiority.

Now they have regular republicans out of the loop, too. What’s left? Maga.

And how many are there? Not many.

What do they stand for? Trump! How small minded is that?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 11, 2021:

Bunch of imbeciles.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1IICGaWEAgSZY5?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 10, 2021:

“Interesting that no one ever talks about how McDonald's CEO making $8,653 an hour will drive up the price of a burger and fries.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 08, 2021:

“Every time someone like Santorum publicly asserts the absurdity that white European social norms are the only “culture,” and everything else is savagery, our country gets more stupid & divided.

CNN knows better.

It keeps Santorum because controversy makes money.“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 07, 2021:

Leana Wen, M.D.:

“Finally, good covid19 news: Infections are steadily down. I share the optimism that the worst is behind us.

Increasing vaccinations now is key, though, to protect against future resurgences.”

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Hmmm. Who do I believe? A doctor, or a you tuber?......hmmmmm

How about this....who do I believe? My own eyes, or right wing media?

I’ll believe my own eyes, ears and intuition.

The superstitious middle age thinkers are holding us back.

Please let them secede.

https://youtu.be/0CFuCYNx-1g

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 04, 2021:

Hmmm.

“John Dean says Republicans became an authoritarian party long before Donald Trump came along. Dean is former White House Counsel under President Nixon and co-author of “Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers.” He says Trump depends on enablers and others much like himself. “If Trump didn't have the base, he’d be a joke, he'd be a bad joke. But they put him in the White House. So he's no longer a joke. Now he's a nightmare.”

If that nightmare continues, Joe Biden won’t respond in kind, says Evan Osnos, New Yorker writer and author of “Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now.” “It doesn't have to be bloodsport, you don't have to lose. But you also do not have to treat everything as if it's scorched earth. And that turns out to be quite a meaningful insight.”

But Osnos doesn’t think it’s going to be easy. “I thought you could get rid of hate. And what I realized was that hate hides, and it waits for a leader to give it oxygen, and then it comes roaring back out.” He says some young Republicans want to rebuild their party into “something that people aspire to be part of.”

He shares Dean’s view that Trump’s leadership of the GOP was less a “hostile takeover” and more of a “joint venture.” He explains, “You had an executive class of Americans who decided on the Republican side of the aisle that Donald Trump was okay, and that there was enough for them there, that they signed on.”

Dean says authoritarians will prevail. “Democracy is not the kind of government they like. They will go into smaller groups where they, the leaders, can lead and dominate. And the followers can be told what to do and how to think.”

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And tell the rest of us how to behave, lock more of us up for disobeying....for speaking up.

And yet, they see themselves as the beacon of freedom.

It’s not freedom, it’s fascism. Remember that old documentary, “from freedom to fascism”? That was decades ago!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 03, 2021:

Make sure you put the blame where it belongs.

“Airlines are battling a scourge of passengers traveling with falsified Covid-19 health certificates, with test results easy to manipulate. Because of that, vaccine cards may be coming.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 02, 2021:

“It’s struck me to my core that no one in media ever demanded trump work in a bipartisan fashion.

So why is it constantly demanded of Biden?”

*******

Anyone have an answer for that?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 30, 2021:

“Florida just became the latest to approve far-reaching voter suppression legislation, which would make it harder for millions to cast ballots.”

You don’t need to guess which millions, do you?

Florida: free to spread Covid, but not free to vote.

Just like an increasing number of them:

“which is fast entrenching authoritarianism & white christian supremacist minority rule state after state.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 29, 2021:

Everyone knows New York Post is owned by Murdoch, right?

He used to own the Cape Cod Times, too.

Gannett owns it, now.

Anything you read on the Post is Kremlin.

Hopefully, you all realize this by now. Maga= Putin.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 28, 2021:

Anti vaxxers have no respect for the rest of us. They call us sheep, herd mentality, unwoke like them, blah blah blah

These same people have their kids vaccinated for school, get vaccinated for travel, but suddenly vaccines are a political issue? How is that?

Want to know?

It’s part of the war on America, directed by people who want to bring us down.

It’s all of the same nature. Hate towards the US gvt. Hate, and subterfuge to bring her down. I/E Jan 6, 2021.

We should not look kindly on these people. They mean us harm. They mean to destroy.

They aren’t interested in democracy, they want control.

Say what you want.....I see them as an enemy to my country. Period, point blank.

Cyber war, subterfuge, intelligence operation. You should ask who pays them.

“If a foreign enemy did it, we’d call it active measures.”

Me: what difference does it make? An enemy is an enemy.

That’s my opinion, from years of watching them and experiencing their vile hate for 20 years.

As ever, PICK A SIDE.

You can’t have both. They are not interested in compromise......AT ALL.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 27, 2021:

I’m seeing it reported that Tucker Carlson told his sheep to call the DSS or cops on parents whose kids wear a mask?

You know what people are saying? It’s a test run. If his sheep obey this one, next he will outright tell them to start bang bang bye.

Fox has always been a stochastic terrorist organization. And republicans have never been about freedom.

IMO

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 16, 2021:

I’m only online because of boredom and staying away from people.....my job was been moved to start date May....and he better not sell this hotel....he sold the other one last year!

I used to hate logging in and seeing comment after comment from colorfulone, so I know how it feels. Forgive me.

Sorry......I’m killing time!!!!!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 05, 2021:

“Where they herded the people in to a dark cave to eat them.“

Michigan.....where my brother and sister are:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EyO4AzhU4AE3bXM?format...

“1. We're having a 4th wave, small relative to 3rd wave but roughly = to the average June-October 2020 rate.

2. Dumb states + dumbs in every state will give COVID a long, fat tail that'll kill another 100,000 Americans & allow variants to proliferate.”

The anti vaxxers are killing us. #plandemic

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 02, 2021:

They are killing us by demonizing the vacinne.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 29, 2021:

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https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13089909.jpg

This is the Russia generated shit you see on hubpages. They did it to Obama, too.

Then cry big ole crocodile tears when trump is criticized.

I don’t know who controls them, but it’s not any high intelligence, it’s emotional mind Kontrol. Imo.

And what god is proud of being mean? I mean, is anything real about them?

Nyet.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 26, 2021:

“Georgia GOP leaders just made it a crime to get free water or food while standing in their endless lines to vote.”

******

They call it freedom.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 21, 2021:

Are we still on Cuomo?

Anyone mention Cawthorne? DeSantis and Covid numbers?

No???? You don’t say.....

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 21, 2021:

Lauren Boebert:

“Yesterday, I put all my guns upstairs.

Biden can never get to them now!”

*******

Oh, you poor poor pooooooor thing! But don’t feel bad.....you can force women to give birth against their will. That will make you feel better, poor baby.

Maybe you should put hubby upstairs......keep him away from those young girls.

Where’s the tv channel that will repeat that all day aud nauseum?

It doesn’t exist. Putin only vibes with rightwingers.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 19, 2021:

His father did this to Hillary.

https://twitter.com/DonaldJTrumpJr/status/13729828...

You try posting that.......see how many days you get banned.

Always these elitists get away with everything.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 15, 2021:

WHAAT?

“Thanks to emerging facts, we now know that Fauci deliberately helped build the covid bioweapon that was deployed against humanity by the communist Chinese.”

******

What facts are these?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 17, 2021:

Bill O’Reilly calls him Mr. Biden........and maga cried for 4 years when people didn’t respect Drumpf.

The nerve!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 12, 2021:

“Trump was not instructing these people to fight or use physical violence. He wanted them to push for election reform and to petition their government for redress of grievances.”

So, when they were in the chambers, taking picture of peoples private paperwork, and saying “Trump will love this”, that’s what he meant?

And, the gallows was put up for........

And the assault rifles, crossbows, Molotov cocktails and stun guns were there for.....

And Stone and Jones in 2017 saying there will be a civil war if trump is removed is........

And them screaming stop the steal.....who told them that?

And them screaming fight for Trump......erm, as they’re violently storming the capital.......

I mean, they must think people are really dumb to believe that.

Oh, wait....

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 12, 2021:

Again......

What does this have to do with Jan 6?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 28, 2021:

You are not liberal if you think women should be punished for abortion.

You are not independent if you think democrats execute babies after they’re born.

These are far right extremists views. Miss me with all the lying bs!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 25, 2021:

So the watch Biden was wearing was his dead son Beau’s....

And this desecration by the NYT was done to appease the poor Trumpers who can’t accept defeat.

Same as firing that editor. Cancel culture at high pace.

Why is it media always appeases them? Anyone know?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 24, 2021:

“Calls for 'secret ballot' for Trump's impeachment trial -- to 'protect' GOP senators from violence.”

*******

Ok, now do you see? Trump is organized crime. He’ll have your knee caps broken if you go against him.

C’mon.....open your eyes finally.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 23, 2021:

Gawd...it’s just such obvious gaslighting...let me tell you...,NO gop/trumplican EVER cared about election security in 2016. Nor did they care when a bipartisan bill by Klobuchar to secure our elections was ignored. It sat on McConnell’s desk for 3 years.

Funny how it only becomes an issue now. By funny, I mean ridiculous and transparent. Do you really believe the majority of us want a Christian fascist state?

C’mon. You don’t know America at all.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 18, 2021:

Revealing with my crystal ball

https://i.gifer.com/1EoP.gif

I knew the FBI needed to check here. There are seditionists in the midst.

Knew it when darkone used to post guccifer 2 and Wikileaks. And wicked witch congratulated her for “helping to elect Trump”

Yes, justice will prevail.

Cause we’re done bring ruled by a minority.

Wednesday ends our national nightmare. Of that, you can be sure.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 16, 2021:

Lincoln's Bible:

“Dear Media Talking Heads,

When and if the Firtash pardon hits, can we finally hear the name Mogilevich?

Or will it take his pardon too, before you all say it?“

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Er5zHcyVcAACrQ9?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 08, 2021:

Ohhhhhh. This

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErHWuZ-XIAA2Ovo?format...

Pig. Anti gvt “oh I’m so cool” hero....

Got a fk ppp loan from the gvt he hates!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ErHWukcXUAAY-wG?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 07, 2021:

“I'm so *frustrated* listening to Sen. Sanders on CNN. He's still pinning the MAGA cult on economic anxiety, even after a televised insurrection attempt by CLEARLY well-funded middle class folks who could afford plane tix, DC hotel rooms, and expensive tactical gear :-(“

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 07, 2021:

How many Trumpers are on crystal meth?

https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/134701931956...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 06, 2021:

“Trump just said that Pence should support & defend the Constitution. It's his #1 job & that he can send the results back to the states because they want to revote. A top Constitutional lawyer told him he could do it.”

*******

The states want a revote? Was it Jonathan Turley?

Hey.......my great grandmother was the queen of the Netherlands.....can I get my inheritance now, or what?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 01, 2021:

I’m sorry, these people who want to erase the votes of black people should not be paid by black people!

In fact, no democrat should have to pay a Republican member of gvt who tries to nullify their vote.

This policy must be implemented. It’s immoral otherwise. They are treating us as non citizens. The hell they get our hard earned money for doing so!!!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on December 14, 2020:

New urban dictionary:

Trumpin

“To lie through ones teeth”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on December 10, 2020:

Why, I neva!

“A Michigan supporter of Trump got a big shock recently when he appeared on a list of allegedly “dead” people who supported Biden.”

You don’t think Trumpers would actually CHEAT, do you? I mean, not Donald j trump and family.........

SNARK

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 11, 2020:

“Cleopatra was not Egyptian. While Cleopatra was born in Egypt, she traced her family origins to Macedonian Greece and Ptolemy I Soter, one of Alexander the Great's generals“

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Gal Gadot seems like a good fit. What’s with the race baiting questions?

Hubpages.....wth

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 06, 2020:

We’ve had nine months of Covid......why is anyone comparing it to anything else?

9 months......210,000 deaths.......

We have the tools to defeat it. Use them!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 04, 2020:

Matthew Miller:

“The doctors need to come back out and answer every question reporters have without any evasions or dodges. Because right now the country has no idea what to believe about the president’s health.“

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YUP

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 04, 2020:

Lol! Maga!

https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1207...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 15, 2020:

Just what ole tubby needs.....more gas for his intestines....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EdAQRirWkAEIvfe?format...

https://youtu.be/lCCwBYcPads

Oh yah....violating ethics again...but then he’s only doing it to own the libs, huh? Cause libs aren’t American and he’s not a president.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on May 01, 2020:

Lol! Geeee, who would that be?

https://twitter.com/krystalball/status/12562462844...

So much deza, it’s goooing out everywhere.

Dirty players.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 29, 2020:

@ericgarland

“EG Note: I want to underline that for ALL the media outlets that treated Assange, Manning, Snowden, Greenwald, and others as "publishers," this was EVERY BIT OF IT a Russian intelligence operation to install Donald Trump.

And the media covered for it. And attacked truth tellers.

Stone used INFOWARS' JEROME CORSI to connect with Julian Assange and Wikileaks to help the Russian attack on U.S. Democracy.

P.S. Infowars isn't a joke, it's an intel operation.

Wikileaks was apparently behind characterizing HILLARY CLINTON as weak and ill. The message was passed on by Jerome Corsi of Infowars.

Wikileaks, Infowars, and Stone coordinated Russian intelligence operations with U.S. mainstream media.

Stone, Assange, Wikileaks, and Russian military intelligence all conspired against U.S. democracy using Twitter.

Wow. Simple as that.“

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All the while decrying “the liberal media”.......

Hate the president, hate America.....hate the troops, stand in front of them.......

Man, eff you! Blind as bats, and mean to the core.

https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/12553176482...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 08, 2020:

“You wouldn’t know this from reading most media reports, but the job growth under Trump has actually slowed when compared to the last three years of President Obama’s presidency. Things are still good, they’re just not Obama-good.”

Yes, oh how I remember! Obama was “destroying America”!

Bwahahahaha.....Trump Chumps.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 27, 2020:

Well you had to know.....Q maga......this ones for you:

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“Kobe Bryant was murdered at the order of Donald Trump in order to distract from the #JohnBoltonBombshell.

Trump and his cohorts are hoping this MURDER will provide ample distraction to allow the corrupt GOP dominated Senate to dismiss the charges against Trump.“

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And u thought u were so clever putting it on Hillary-Killary....tsk tsk

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 17, 2020:

Fkn Jethro Tull!

https://twitter.com/ldog562/status/121108238089268...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on November 13, 2019:

I do not recall=plausible deniability=Lying, and getting away with it.

Like Sessions did.

Not like you or i could. That would be perjury. For the swamp, it’s a legal lie.

Oh, say, what did Susan McDougal go to jail for?

They lock up the honorable ones. The snakes slither away.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 31, 2019:

“Don't let one group stop your voice.”

My mantra!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 19, 2019:

This sound like a democrat to you?

“Hillary Clinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long”

Puesto Loco™:

“If you worked hard on Twitter to support Hillary Clinton, you'll remember some of the Russian troll & bot tropes used against her. One of them was "warmonger" and "she'll start WWIII." Classic Russian tropes.”

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How long has Russia been infiltrating our media?????

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 17, 2019:

Whaaat?

Trump called the president of Italy president Mozzarrella?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 15, 2019:

“This very serious initiative called impeachment.”

Oh please! Repubs think getting a bj is a high crime. Give me a break!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 03, 2019:

“Since Trump’s inauguration, Don Jr. and Eric have been responsible for the Trump Organization, which sprawls across more than 30 countries, about 500 business entitles, and according to Trump generated about $9.5 billion in revenue before he took office. And they certainly haven’t put things on pause during their father’s term in office.

Just hours before the Trumps’ Fox News appearances, Forbes reported that Eric and Don Jr. have sold more than $100 million of the family’s real estate since the January 2017 inauguration — including a $3.2 million deal in the Dominican Republic last year that is “the clearest violation of their father’s pledge to do no new foreign deals while in office.” Foreign money has also poured into the Trump International Hotel, located just blocks from the White House, which the president’s most recent financial disclosure indicated made him $41 million last year alone.

In addition to Ukraine, the Trumps have also accused Hunter Biden of cashing in in China. But as the New York Times detailed in August, a $1.7 billion Trump Organization project in Indonesia received a $500 billion infusion from a state-owned Chinese construction company. And it’s not just Eric and Don Jr.; Ivanka Trump, despite working in the White House, continues to do business in China as well.

And last year, Ivanka’s husband, White House official Jared Kushner, received a massive cash infusion from Qatar.“

By all means, investigate Biden. Guess who’s next?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 01, 2019:

“Back in 2014 after a change of regime in Ukraine, Hunter Biden joined the board of a scandal-plagued Ukrainian natural gas company named Burisma. Hunter had no apparent qualifications for the job, except that his father was the vice president and involved in the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.

He got paid up to $50,000 per month for the job and the situation constituted the kind of conflict of interest that was normally considered inappropriate in Washington until the Trump era. These days of course, the president of the United States regularly accepting payments from foreign sources to his company while in office and so are the Trump children.”

Here is the back story

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/10/1/...

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I wonder.....when you are done investigating the Bidens, will you investigate the trumps?

Ivanka got 16 patents from China, and Jr was just in Indonesia making deals.

How is that different?

Oh, let me guess....it’s not democrats doing it, so it’s fine.

The far left and the far right......same coin.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 19, 2019:

“National security officials have determined that Trump represents an urgent national security threat.”

Let me guess.....fake officials.

No, it’s not fake. We are just waiting for republicans to care.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 14, 2019:

The person in their kitchen in Iowa is not the same as the person in their kitchen in Watts.

Stop trying to make it so.

We are not the same, and we never will be. Stop trying to win over trumps base! He certainly doesn’t try to win you over. He is banking on the electoral college (white rural people) to win again. He doesn’t care about anyone else.

He says Democrats execute babies and don’t love America!..... he is writing you off.

And his base does the same.

WHY would you even want to pander to them?

They would just as soon kick you out of here. Think not? Ask them.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 14, 2019:

Dum dum Democrats better learn ..... you don’t get to the top by trumpian means.

Castro, Harris....smearing Biden, an Obama Democrat, is really not the way to go.

“I didn’t say he was senile” No, but you implied it.

“I didn’t say he was a racist”. No, but you implied it.

Not wise at all. In fact, it may well be your undoing.

Haven’t you learned? A Democrat doesn’t go up there bashing a long time warrior on the field and hope to win.

Right, bernie?

Biden is my guy. You young’ns stand on his shoulders.

Want to win? Respect that. You know NOTHING about going up against this repub crowd.

He does.

Hillary does.

You think you can smooth talk them. Hahaha Hahaha

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 13, 2019:

“Trump uses a cellphone not equipped with top security features and has rejected repeated attempts by his staff to harden his devices against hackers “

Why? “Too inconvenient”

Any of you Hillary’s email people outraged about this? No, of course not.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 08, 2019:

I am an American! How about you?

“To be an American means to have been an outcast and a stranger, to have come to the exiles' country, and to know that he who denies the outcast and stranger still amongst us, he also denies America.”

—Robert F. Kennedy, 1967

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 04, 2019:

Russia is laughing all the way to the bank

https://twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/11538022...

Cambridge Analytica, Robert Mercer, Steve Bannon, Brad Parscale, Jeff Sessions, Devin Nunes, Donald Trump.....you have ALOT to answer for.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 16, 2019:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECEjvyEUEAEbrMy?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on August 13, 2019:

Niiiiice

https://twitter.com/Brink_Thinker/status/116099177...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on July 12, 2019:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_RXiPQU8AAu7YU?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on June 25, 2019:

#4

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D98q1GQXoAEaUVv?format...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 21, 2019:

In my lifetime!

https://twitter.com/realAliTweets/status/112007833...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 12, 2019:

David Rothkopf

“Any Republican with an ounce of character who believed a single goddamn thing their party has espoused since its founding would be calling for Trump to be hauled off in chains and thrown into the deepest dungeon we've got. Even half an ounce of character should do it.”

Are you mice or are you Men?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 08, 2019:

https://twitter.com/chunkled/status/11153967609129...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on April 02, 2019:

I listen to npr a lot while driving....or wbz. Used to love talk radio for a long drive, but it’s just pure propaganda now....has been since the 90’s.

Anyway, it turns out they use Kaspersky security. A host mentioned it once, in order to have “full disclosure”.

Think what you will.....I’m about to do a deep dive on the kgb.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/is-kaspersky-safe,new...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 29, 2019:

Say, I’m qualified to be president. I know how to insult people. Why just the other day I called my boss a greedball. My knee blew up and I’m limping so I call myself gimpy. I can insult. Why shouldn’t I be president!

All I need is a couple billionaires who will front me and a network of media that will create a false narrative and the secret spy agency of a foreign enemy....

Other than that, I know how to insult and demean, so my qualifications are intact.

Leslie for president

“She calls names with the best of em”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 24, 2019:

@ChrisMurphyCT

"Maybe Barr’s interpretation is right. Maybe it’s not. But why the heck would we be ok with an ally of President, appointed because of his hostility to the Mueller investigation, tell us what the report says?

Give Congress the report. Give the public the report.

Now."

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on March 16, 2019:

“So when Bharara says that even he is now feeling apprehensive about his personal safety, and that his fears relate not to al-Qaida or the Gambino family, but to the president of the United States, it comes as a jolt. “I used to have great confidence that my government would protect me,” he says. “You understood that if you were an American citizen like me, or resident like Jamal Khashoggi, you weren’t going to be rendered somewhere, you didn’t think that if you travelled to Madrid, say, and a BS red notice was issued for you, you’d be on your own. I’m a citizen of the United States and I served my country for 17 years, yet I don’t have that confidence any more. I don’t know that the government at its highest level thinks of Americans first – it’s whether you are on his side, or not on his side.”

*****

Great? Not in my book. The book of Leslie? Trumps a losah! Wicked!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 25, 2019:

Now this will be interesting.....

Who will say RKellys accusers are telling the truth

....

But trumps accuser are lying....all 22 of them. 23 now.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 23, 2019:

@jamisonfoser

These news companies are currently treating Smollett as a bigger story on their web pages than the Coast Guard officer who plotted assassinations of Trump critics:

* @NYTimes

* @CNN

* @WashingtonPost

* @ABC

* @NBCNews

* @CBSNews

* @MSNBC

* @FoxNews

There’s your media bias

1:34 PM - Feb 21, 2019

*********

Follow the money.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 22, 2019:

Trumps economy takes hold 2019

“Many Americans are learning their tax refund is not as much as they expected, or they are receiving a big tax bill. The average refund compared to last year has dropped nearly nine percent, according to the IRS. This is the first tax season since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect. “

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/federal-tax-refund-20...

*****

of course u know this is so uber rich could have their taxes cut.....2 trillion $$ worth. Get used to it.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 20, 2019:

Someone’s upping their memes....maybe they reported. Big, bad rightwingers, report?

.....

All the time.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 18, 2019:

O man. Funny to see people who believed Hillary ran a paedophile ring from a pizza shop, Obama was the antichrist, or a Muslim born in Kenya, and the Pope endorsed Trump, complain about propaganda.

I mean, durppity durp duuuuuuuurp

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 14, 2019:

@AshaRangappa_

"I am continually fascinated that 199 criminal charges against 37 defendants with 7 pleading/being found guilty and 4 people sentenced to jail within 2 yrs means “nothing is happening.”

People understand that prosecutors start from the bottom and work their way up, right?"

****

Oh come on. 6 years of investigations with no charges is the exact same thing!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 13, 2019:

Trump supporters scream "Jew-S-A” at his rallies.

forgot about that one.....how bout it Pence, fire him, or what?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 11, 2019:

“Midwestern farmers are filing the highest number of bankruptcies in a decade, due to the Trump’s trade war

Farm income last year was about 50 percent of what it was in 2013”

Hmmm. Did they pull themselves up by the bootstraps? No, they got sum Uncle Sam wealth distribution.....as in cash.

Do we call them welfare farmers now? The takers, the moochers, what?

What do you call it?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on February 07, 2019:

More rightwingkgb tomfoolery.....trying to get black people mad at joy behalf. Yesterday it was Hillary Clinton. Jesus....you really are the r word rhymes with etarded

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dy0PjqLVsAEszSX?format...

Boom, mf’ers. Your world is imploding

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 31, 2019:

For the dumdums...

“Regardless, however, the 70 percent figure isn’t just a random number a young House member plucked from thin air — it represents cutting-edge empirical research on how to maximize federal revenue.”

Empirical data that suggests a higher tax rate on uber rich will benefit America:

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/1/4/1...

******

I understand that people who look up to tax cheats will not like it.....

But you can’t call it dumb.

Of course, those who champion the hamberder in chief will undoubtedly claim they know better than MIT and Berkeley....

After all, we know how important a degree from Trump U is...*chuckle*

Hey.....he paid a 25 million dollar fine for fraud, and you STILL voted for him!

And u call Ocasio Cortez dumb?

Boy o boy.......Archie Bunker lives.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 30, 2019:

Lololol! We’re sick of the Bush and Clinton dynasties

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyI3qLzWoAA3qKd?format...

It’s. A. Cult.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 29, 2019:

Exactly.

@StuPolitics

“At some point, Dem hopefuls are going to have to say how they will pay for Medicare-for-all and free college. Just a fact folks.”

******

@mattyglesias

“Why do Republicans never “have to” say how they will pay for unpopular regressive tax cuts?”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 27, 2019:

Kellyanne Conway:

https://youtu.be/IRrEgORc_xo

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 27, 2019:

On Fox aka Trump tv:

“300 people are dying from heroin overdoses a week in this country, 90% of it is coming over the southern border… We’ve got to stop it.”—Kellyanne Conway

******

Wrong. It is coming from ports of entry, and the fentanyl is coming from China.....you know, the place Ivanka just got 5 trademarks from.

These people lie, and lie dangerously on a daily and every increasing frequency.

This was retweeted by @GOP, who has decided to forgo a primary, and only support Trump.

If u can’t see the danger, I’ll tell you: RED ALERT!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 27, 2019:

Jesus.....STOPPPPP

@RadioFreeTom

Just now on

@MeetThePress

, Hugh Hewitt said that maybe taking on the Venezuelans would be the thing that finally brings America together.

No, I'm not making this up.

*******

I don’t want to watch Fox, or I’d go there!!!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 27, 2019:

Meet The Press this morning:

"If Democrats have always in the past voted for some barrier and now they're not going to because it's being offered by President Trump, that's politics... they are the ones causing the problem,"

GOP Leader McCarthy says on a border wall.

*******

Ok, now, did the host counter with, “Nancy Pelosi says democrats have always supported smart, cost-effective border security, just not a wall.” “ in fact, Mr Trump has only spent 6% of the money already allotted to him.”

No.

@SophieInCT

“Chuck just sat there like a little worm letting McCarthy spew right wing propaganda at his audience.”

*******

Day after day after day.

And if that’s not enough, go to Trump tv, and really learn how democrats have ruined everything and should just all quit and let Trump run everything unimpeded.

And if that’s not enough, go to talk radio and hear all about how evil Hillary is and how she and Obama are the ones who colluded with Russia and should both be in prison for life.

And then, if you want any relief....wait til 10 and 11 am sat/sun for Joy Reid, 8 pm mon-fri for Chris Hayes, 9 pm for Maddow and 10 pm for O'Donnell.

That’s 19 hrs out of 168 hrs in a week that you can get a break from Trump media......in this so-called liberal media bonanza!

I should say I don’t watch regular tv, or Morning Joe....so I can’t speak on that.

And of course, you can PAY for satellite radio if you must have another type of opinion.

It’s just really tiresome to keep hearing about how the “liberal media” controls the airwaves.

Stopppppp

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 25, 2019:

Re up!

https://twitter.com/JonathanRamen/status/108881661...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 22, 2019:

Covington boys will be boys....I know....”poor victims, waawaaaa”

https://twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status/1087546798418...

Who hires a pr firm and a lawyer to respond? Know who? Those who have to convince you that what you saw you didn’t see.

Then there’s this....poor fella

https://twitter.com/melissathomas50/status/1087688...

And this....

https://twitter.com/dallaszayne1/status/1087547611...

U know it....wp, white power. You’re prez does it all the time.

Uze are in denial, imo. Good luck in the new millennium.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 19, 2019:

@Brasilmagic

"So ironic that Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are fighting so hard against immigration when they are both married to immigrants."

Anchor babies

Working illegally

Chain migration

Skipping to the top of the line

.....the hypocrisy is endless. As is the superiority. These elites get what they want.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 19, 2019:

Im wrong. Not kookoobird, evil.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 19, 2019:

Lol, Google search #1: "Pelosi is an alcoholic"....Michelle Bachmann!!! The https://youtu.be/uqUa_G1h3p and of course, these sites of renoun:

https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-at...?&spell=1&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiNvouY2frfAhWjoIMKHTZ-AwsQBSgAegQIDhAC&biw=360&bih=560

So much for ANY semblance of sanity.

Kookoochoochoo train.....all aboard!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 13, 2019:

lol!

@kathygriffin

When it comes to facts/accuracy, any one who supports Donald Trump is in no position to criticize AOC...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on January 04, 2019:

But of course. Never fails. Just like trickle down never succeeds.....but yet we re-live them over and over and over again.....

"Now that Republicans are out of power they’ll start caring about deficits again. Never forget that Republicans increased the national debt by $2 trillion since 2016."

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on November 18, 2018:

"He's obsessed with lying. He tells lies, tweets lies, and lives a lie. He will lie when the truth is more convenient, when the truth is obvious. He will lie about lying, then double down the those lies. If all else fails he sends out his flying monkeys to promote those same lies."

Phil h

https://twitter.com/JP_Quixote/status/106417985872...

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on November 10, 2018:

The never ending bullarkey of the far right.....

“The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it would investigate 2 local election officials at Rick Scott's request

The agency now says that it is no longer pursuing an investigation because no voter fraud allegations were made”

You have got to watch this......this is our reality

https://dai.ly/x2loe22

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on November 05, 2018:

Lovely, uplifting message......

"TRUMP 2020 the Sequel: Make the Liberals Cry Again.”

Erm, newsflash: no ones crying. We are stone cold furious.

And serious as a heart attack.

Watch.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 30, 2018:

Sara Huckabee Sanders....

Talk talk talk talk talk

Question?

“I’m not finished”

Talk talk talk talk talk

Talk talk talk talk

Blame blame smear smear blame democrats BAD democrats BAD.

Trump good trump good trump good

Question?

“I’m not finished”

Talk talk talk talk talk

Talk talk talk talk

WALKOUT! It’s a gd propaganda show!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 28, 2018:

Our new policy of civility;

Trump:

“Just watched Wacky Tom Steyer, who I have not seen in action before, be interviewed by @jaketapper. He comes off as a crazed & stumbling lunatic who should be running out of money pretty soon. As bad as their field is, if he is running for President, the Dems will eat him alive!”

But don’t be like Trump, you hear? He’s the only one who gets to be uncivil in the name of civility. YOU be nice. It’s only fair.

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