Trump Children “Key Employees” in Trump Org. {Day CXLIX}

Donald Trump is furious that his 40 year old daughter Ivanka, and his two adult sons are being asked to testify in the Southern District of New York’s investigation of the Trump Organization’s undervalution of properties in New York State to avoid paying property taxes. Trump said that the NY attorney general is “vicious,” bringing his adult children into the investigation, and asking his kids to testify or provide answers to questions the grand jury may have regarding the Trump Organization’s accounting schemes.

But Donald Jr., Eric. and Ivanka are not innocent at the Trump Organization.  All three of Trump’s adult children are partners, associates, and board members of the Trump Organization.  All three worked in the Trump Tower conducting business in the Trump Organization.  All had key roles and were decision makers in the Trump Organization when the property values were submitted to the state of New York.

Hopefully the “Trump Saga” Will End {Day CXLVIII}

I sincerely hope for former United States president Donald J. Trump, his family, his supporters, and the United States citizens the saga of Donald J. Trump will come to an end. I really hope that this saga ends not only for the aforementioned constituents, but also for myself, and the few dear readers that I have.

While I never wanted this blog to be a specifically “anti Trump blog,” it has turned out to be one. My main hope is that I can expand the types of things that I write about on this blog. I will find other things to write about as the Trump presidency becomes further and futher in the distance in the “rear view mirror” of American History.

But Trump has no intention of fading into the distance like the sun setting on a February afternoon. So the “saga” will continue to be reported.

Why Trump is different❓ {Day CXLVII}

One of the key differences between former United States president Donald Trump and any other former president is that Trump continues to this day not to concede the election to the apparent winner of the election Joe Biden. This is after over one year since the 2020 United States presidential election occurred, and after one year since the current US president Joe Biden was sworn into office.

Even though he is loath to admit it, Trump was angered by the fact that he lost the election. He refused to attend Mr. Biden’s presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021. This breaks a long standing tradition that the loser of the presidential election from a major party attend the inauguration of the winner, and accept the fact that the loser lost, the winner won, and the country can move on. There are more differences that I will address later.

Why focus on Trump ❓{Day CXLVI}

A curious reader may ask: “Why do you post so many articles on former United States President Donald J. Trump?” This man is the former president, and he is no longer in office. So why don’t you just move on, just like Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush are no longer United States presidents. You don’t write about these former presidents.

All these former presidents are no longer serving. Maybe these former presidents do deserve some attention that they are not getting from the media. But Donald Trump is indeed different than any of the other former presidents that have served. Unlike all the other former presidents, Donald Trump still believes he is the rightful president of the United States, even though it has been over a year since Trump’s successor, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the forty sixth president of the United States.

Trump vs Biden News…{Day CXLV}

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Joseph Robinette Biden’s presidency. So this weekend I will do a mini summary of Mr. Biden’s first year in office. As such, yesterday also marked the first full year that Donald Trump was out of office, so I will summarize how Mr. Trump spent his first full in “in retirement” from the chief executive of the United States post.

The two presidents could not be much more different in management style and personality. I will discuss the major accomplishments and the set backs of the Biden Administration. I will also take a look at how Mr. Trump sees himself, his followers and the country in the “post Donald presidency.”

Trump of course, is in a deep thicket of legal trouble as he commences his second year out of office. The Trump Organization faces challenging legal and financial headwinds.

“Aims of Education” {Day CXLIV}

Most of you will not bother to read this post, as it does not have a captivating or interesing title. So I will spare you my general thesis of the “aims of education,” to generally say that, as a fifty-six year old adult, “I believe I turned out OK.” With that said, I think the goal of any society is to have an educated populus.

But I have not gone the route of many of my peers, namingly getting married, attaining a lucrative job or prestigious career, going to a an elite college, living in a luxurious twenty room mansion in the woods or on the water. I would be joking if these types of abodes didn’t exist… But they do.

So is THIS what our educational system “aims” to do? To produce a “market” for its graduates to “consume lavishly, boldly, and conspicuously?”

Trump’s Debate Demands {Day CXLIII}

If I ever have a day where I have a severe case of writer’s block all I have to do is Google “Trump News” and I have plenty of ideas to write about.  The latest wellspring of news comes from Trump’s demand that there is a “code of conduct” for the debate moderator.  Trump is astonishingly consistent in the art of projection.  What Trump is doing is projecting what is a very good idea.  The Commission on Presidential Debates should have a code of conduct.   But not for the moderators, but for the presidential candidates.  Trump was guilty of continuously interputing Joe Biden, that Biden at times could not get a word in to rebut many of the outrageous claims and lies perpetrated by Trump.

Trump may use the excuse not to run claiming the process was unfair, and he could never win.

Have we realized the MLK “Dream” ❓ {Day CXLII}

I am sad to report in the year of Our Lord 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ that in the United States of America the “dream” that Martin Luther King sang out 57 years ago continues to be just that: “A dream” today.

Black have indeed made many inroads to attaining wealth and a higher standard of living. And Black Americans have made many professional, academic, and economic strides, but more has to be done in order to level the socio economic “playing field.”

Unfortunately, January 17th has become an official “winter bank holiday,” complementing the “February bank holiday,” giving bankers, teachers, and government administrators a chance to return from thier ski desinations on a Monday instead of a Sunday, or a chance to take down the Christmas decorations before Lent begins. Martin Luther King’s legacy will continue, but other cultural activities compete keenly for its attention.

Djokovic exits “The Open” “Down Under” {Day CXLI}

The world’s number one ranked tennis professional will not be able to participate in the Australian Open this year. Additionally, he won’t even be able to secure “courtside” seats for the tournament. Mr. Djokovic will be forced to make other arrangements to leave the island nation, and fly back to Serbia as a panel of judges said that an Australian immigration minister was within his rights to cancel Mr. Djokovic’s visa based on Djokovic’s unvaccinated status as a condition to stay in Australia.

Chief among the many mitigating factors in the decision to deport Mr. Djokovic was that he tested positive for COVID earlier this year and he lied about the fact that he did not travel outside of his quarantine area during the required fourteen day isolation period after he tested positive for the virus that has overtaken the world.

Oath Keepers Charged {Day CXL}

Yale Law School graduate, former paratrooper, and far right wing militia group The Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes was arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy during the January 6th, 2021 riots in the United States Capital as the United States Congress was busy certifying that Joseph Robinette Biden was the winner of the 2020 election for president of the United States.

Mr. Rhodes along with ten other conspirators led a group of armed men who stormed the US Capitol Building breaking into the Capitol Rotunda shouting phrases such as “hang Mike Pence,” and “kill Nancy Pelosi.” While other people in the Capitol took part in the “Storming of the Capitol,” the Oath Keepers were at the “tip of the spear” as they were the first group to break into the Capitol building, and led the charge into the legislative building.