Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I Gave Trump A Chance

I've intentionally kept my mouth shut on Trump. I don't like him at all but he deserved a chance. A chance he's blown just as quickly as I thought he would. Then this morning, All the President's Men is happening all over again. Four of Trump's campaign operatives have been linked with Russia over almost the entire campaign last year.

General Flynn resigned yesterday in disgrace and I hope the Army takes away his hefty pension for borderline treason. The FBI has him on tape talking to a Russia Ambassador and he lied about it to the FBI and the Vice-President Pence. Pence even went on national tv and stood up for Flynn. Considering Flynn worked in Intelligence most of his career he should be charged with stupidity for getting himself taped.

Naturally people like Jason Chaffetz and Rand Paul don't want an investigation to see why Russia was meddling in our election and perhaps working hand in hand with Trump to get him elected. Paul even said "Republicans shouldn't investigate Republicans." So much for all of us being Americans.

Milwaukee's own Al Jarreau passed away just after the Grammy's the other night. He won 7 of them in his lifetime and was a true legend who will be missed. He actually grew up on Reservoir a handful of blocks away from where I live.

Mary Tyler Moore and Miguel Ferrer also passed away this month. Moore was in my all time favorite show, The Dick Van Dyke show. Ferrer was a legendary character actor who was in NCIS Los Angeles at the time of his passing. He was also the cousin of George Clooney who released a classy and touching statement on his cousin.

Going back to Trump, it has the feel of Watergate all over again. My school principal ordered the Chicago Tribune for everyone in our school and we followed it closely from start to finish. Ironically, the question then over 40 years ago is exactly the same as it is now. What did the President know and when did he know it?