It is imperative that Donald Trump be removed or resign from office. He represents an existential threat to the nation. Obviously Pence is a horrible option, however Trump is inept, unfit, dishonest and unethical. Trump is incapable of critical and nuanced thinking making decisions based upon emotion and rarely with any detailed knowledge of the subject at hand. E.g. the healthcare bill.

Looking at it from a risk management perspective I believe there is a high probability of Trump being the root cause of calamity of epic proportion. Epic in that lives and families are at risk, as is another plunder of national treasure. George Bush’s arguably inept and emotional decisions regarding the middle east resulted in the death and harm to hundreds of thousands of people and plunder of perhaps three to four trillion tax payer dollars. We can only imagine the horrific outcomes as a result of Trump’s decision making.

There is no doubt that Trump suffers from Narcissistic Personality disorder. He displays eleven of twelve characteristics as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association. What Trump says, does and the decisions that he makes are based on emotion, but also filtered through what will nourish his inner child or fatten his wallet. With the possible exception of his youngest child Trump is incapable of empathy. This leaves our country vulnerable to the whims of a person that thinks only of himself.

While Pence is also a liar and his ideology is so far right that he could sign laws that would continue to hurt the poor, immigrants, woman etc., or he could install a right wing judge on SCOTUS. However he is not inept and may possess a modicum of empathy and dignity and most importantly it is much less likely a calamity of epic proportion would occur if he were to govern for two or three years.

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zapdam.'s picture
zapdam. 14 weeks 3 days ago
#1

Very good post my friend and well written, plus i love your BABY TRUMP.

rs allen 14 weeks 3 days ago
#2

It's a fair argument that trumpkof perhaps dances in the steps of a Dr. StrangeLove. But in my view there's a better case to make that the reactionery pence would be multiple times worse than trumpkof could possibily be. If for no other reason than he knows how things work and the language to use to mask his mendacity. I'd go so far as to call pence the anti-christ for lack of a better word to describe his presence in front of the burning crosses the christian taliban represents.

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Kilosqrd 14 weeks 1 day ago
#3

Oh you poor little liberal snowflakes.

K2

Gaius's picture
Gaius 14 weeks 15 hours ago
#4

I agree with RS. The best think about Stewie is his inept incompetence. And all the drunken tweets are amusing.

Roland

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DdC 14 weeks 11 hours ago
#5

Looks like Trump is starting to see through the religionist's freak shows and GOPer do nothing no show flakes.

Trump sides with Democrats on fiscal issues, throwing Republican plans into chaos

Trump’s flirtation with Democrats makes Republicans nervous about 2018

He is tired of being associated with not much passing through Congress.

Trump, who fashions himself a deal maker and who often cares more about personal chemistry than political ideology, has grown increasingly frustrated with Republicans and has told advisers he believes he can work with Democrats on issues like tax reform and infrastructure.

"We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer," Trump told reporters on Air Force One, explaining his deal and seeming to forget GOP leadership. Trump appeared to give Schumer something of a man-hug in the Oval Office, as grimacing aides looked on.

I tend to agree with both Will D & rs allen's statements somewhat. Therefore the best solution would be to take down the entire regime. The Fortune 700 Club Neocon Kristzions of Pat Robertson, Op Rescue and Falswell Liberty You, have been working on this a while. There is no way to elect an alt right christian on their own merits. I said a year ago that picking Pence was surely a way to get them in without being elected. Now he sits quietly waiting for Drumpf to self-destruct or let Congress deal with it. Without a soul looking into his crooked past.

Pence: Religionist Fascist with proper etiquette

The entire cabinet has vested interest no one is investigating. Conflicts of Interest and lackey's like Ben Carson appointed with no experience. Big Pharma ties to the FDA and HHS are far more critical than Russia gate. Hilary's still whining/blaming Bernie.

Are prohibitionists (mostly conservatudes) lower level moral reasoners?

Amygdala produces new stem cells

"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good...Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a Biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."
--Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue,
The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 8-16-93
"The mission of the Christian Coalition is simple," says Pat Robertson. It is "to mobilize Christians -- one precinct at a time, one community at a time -- until once again we are the head and not the tail, and at the top rather than the bottom of our political system." Robertson predicts that "the Christian Coalition will be the most powerful political force in America by the end of this decade." And, "We have enough votes to run this country...and when the people say, 'We've had enough,' we're going to take over!"
--Pat Robertson

Education Depravation with profit schools and corporate curriculum. Pilfering money from the general fund leading to how they will fill Beauregard Sessions profit maxcap prisons in the future. Along with the boondoggle tax paid lies called Prohibition. Eliminating competition via legislation. Eliminating people of color and lower income wage earners with 3 strikes and man mins producing more taxes than a non living wage jobette. All GOPer anti-American legislation before Drumpf was in office.

Private Prisons: Here’s Why Sessions’ Memo Matters

"We're going to bring back God and the Bible
and drive the gods of secular humanism
right out of the public schools of America."
--Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan
addressing the anti-gay rally in Des Moines, 2-11-96

With dwindling checks and balances, offshore tax deadbeats and attacks on the New Deal. It does seem like the PC middle class baby boomer yuppies are going to experience what the poor and those of color have lived with a long time, Might start befriending a homeless person to show you the ropes of living off grid coaldust. Maybe take a class in dumpster diving and spare changing. Like Niemoller warned, no one left to call. Rather like, no one listened and now who ya gonna call? Ghost Busters?. Trusting Neocons compromising on insanity. Which to be fair are only insane if you believe people matter more than profits. To the Constitutional Perverts, sinners are poor for a reason and the rich are god's chosen rulers. The only chance the poor have is blind obedience and believe what they are told in spite of physicality's like atoms and molecules and global warming, Ganja's medicinal benefits and gravity sort of stuff.

Ignorant Jeff Excluding the National Commission on Forensic Science

"I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens,
nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."
-- George Bush

Ignorant Jeff Orders Moral Thing to do. Profit Prisons

(talking about apartheid South Africa)
"I think 'one man, one vote,' just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights."
--Pat Robertson,
"The 700 Club," 3/18/92

So with all things considered, being in-between a rock and a hard place. Drumpf is less dangerous than an organized GOP with a religionist wingnut heading it. I can't believe any rational being would let Drumpf go crazy with nukes and so far all of his off the wall bills have come up short. It's a risk for sure. but probably a better one than cutting off the rattles and leaving the head and body of the snake intact. Rattles ain't what kills ya.

A Chicken Coup: Chicken Hawks and Chicken Littles

The Art of War - Sun Tzu
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands.
But the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.

If you know the enemy, and know yourself,
you need not fear the outcome of a hundred battles.

If you know yourself, but not the enemy,
for every victory gained you will also suffer defeat.

If you know neither the enemy nor yourself,
you will succumb in every battle.

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Dianereynolds 13 weeks 3 hours ago
#6

Smoking Weed May Be Making Your Sperm Lazily "Swim In Circles"

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/smoking-weed-may-be-making...

DdC's picture
DdC 12 weeks 6 days ago
#7
Quote Dianereynolds:Smoking Weed May Be Making Your Sperm Lazily "Swim In Circles"

I'll tell my kids. Are you saying Trump and Pence smoked pot? Why post it here? You really should stop posting racist hogwash Diane. No Science starts with Maybe, might, could be, potentially, it seems, or looks like. Cannabis prohibition started and continues with racism which is a tool of fascism. Legislating profits by prohibiting competition. Profit prisons and rehabs. Get over it. This might be coulda woulda crap has been circling long before the internet with no victims or causal connections. Quite the opposite.

Same gossip as its addictive and causing brain damage, and homosexuality. Your bigotry only puts you in a dark place. Lying to keep sick people suffering and even recreationally weening people from hard drugs and booze. An alternative to opiod pain meds. The lengths the willfully ignorant will go to beg for something to keep it illegal. The obvious lack of logic in your attempt is lazy sperm when China and India are the oldest users of Cannabis and the Greatest Populations.

My own observations see it as a supplement for the EndoCannabinoidSystem all humans have. It regulates the other systems. Cannabis is not a drug that treats symptoms. Obesity or Wasting Syndrome, turning the appetite off or on. Also different Indica to Sativa strains and Hybrids in-between, effecting mental disorders. The government doesn't provide researches this menu and prohibits outside sources. They have the monopoly to stop FDA testing with quality material found in dispensaries. Mississippi Schwag and data used for good or evil, innuendos and diversions.

Example, Ganja can raise low BP and lower high BP. It can raise BP are the headlines. So if semen is overloaded with sperm it could cause some to swim in circles rather than reach the egg. Too many sperms could hinder enough enzymes over all for one sperm to pierce the egg. Or dozens of other factors and test subjects with dozens of other factors and some may have smoked pot too. next...

Can Marijuana Really Boost Your Orgasm?
We all know sex provides a natural high, but using a marijuana-infused lube can apparently take you even higher. For those looking for a bigger and better climax, Foria has designed a new personal lubricant for women comprised of liquid coconut oil and medical-grade cannabis that can supposedly produce mind-blowing orgasms.

HOW MARIJUANA AFFECTS YOUR ORGASM
"Pot had the ability to slow down time, Orgasms seem to last for 30 seconds and are incredibly intense.“It makes me super-horny because I'm so relaxed. It's akin to vacation sex.” Elizabeth

Sexxpot –
The Strain Of Weed Created To Help Women Orgasm

Ddubbed Sexxpot, the strain of green works by improving a woman's cerebral mood while making her feel relaxed, chill and less inhibited. Supposedly the trick to bringing women to orgasm with weed is with less THC than the regular stuff – the usual THC level in cannabis is around 18-20%, but Sexxpot comes in at around 14%.

>Marijuana and Sex: A Classic CombinationSexual Health & Cannabis: The Power of Pot
“Cultures with sacred Cannabis use tend to be cultures which recognize the goddess. That could mean mother Earth, yin or female beauty and virtues. People who bring marijuana inside them are engaging in a type of sexual union with the plant. It is a very sexual act to have a molecule of THC implant itself into your brain.” — Terry Nehttp://hightimes.com/news/marijuana-over-viagra-study-suggests-weed-is-aphrodisiac-and-sexual-dysfunction-remedy/cco “Marijuana and Sex: A Classic Combination”

GANJA AS AN APHRODESIAC
Marijuana has been used in one form or another across many different cultures as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. Marijuana has been used in India for at least 3,000 years to increase libido and conquer impotence.

Marijuana Is a Natural Aphrodisiac

Marijuana Strains for Arousal

Move Over Viagra:
New Study Confirms Cannabis Is An Aphrodisiac

Scientists confirm what you always suspected:
Cannabis is the ultimate aphrodisiac

Marijuana Over Viagra:
Study Suggests Weed is Aphrodisiac
AND Sexual Dysfunction Remedy

Diseases and Conditions: Male infertility
Problems with male fertility can be caused by a number of health issues and medical treatments. Some of these include:

Causes By Mayo Clinic Staff

Male fertility is a complex process.
To get your partner pregnant, the following must occur:

BOOZE USE AND IMPOTENCY
As we mentioned before, alcohol damages your testosterone production. Since testosterone is crucial to sperm production, this hormonal damage can lead to lowered sperm counts. While your body’s sperm production is declining, the sperm that you do have are also being damaged.

PHARMACEUTICALS USE AND IMPOTENCY
Certain medications. Testosterone replacement therapy, long-term anabolic steroid use, cancer medications (chemotherapy), certain antifungal medications, some ulcer drugs and certain other medications can impair sperm production and decrease male fertility.

Health, lifestyle and other causes

Some other causes of male infertility include:

Medical causes

Problems with male fertility can be caused by a number of health issues and medical treatments. Some of these include:

Varicocele. A varicocele is a swelling of the veins that drain the testicle. It's the most common reversible cause of male infertility. Although the exact reason that varicoceles cause infertility is unknown, it may be related to abnormal testicular temperature regulation. Varicoceles result in reduced quality of the sperm.

Treating the varicocele can improve sperm numbers and function, and may potentially improve outcomes when using assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization.
* Infection. Some infections can interfere with sperm production or sperm health or can cause scarring that blocks the passage of sperm. These include inflammation of the epididymis (epididymitis) or testicles (orchitis) and some sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea or HIV. Although some infections can result in permanent testicular damage, most often sperm can still be retrieved.
*
Ejaculation issues. Retrograde ejaculation occurs when semen enters the bladder during orgasm instead of emerging out the tip of the penis. Various health conditions can cause retrograde ejaculation, including diabetes, spinal injuries, medications, and surgery of the bladder, prostate or urethra.

Some men with spinal cord injuries or certain diseases can't ejaculate semen, even though they still produce sperm. Often in these cases sperm can still be retrieved for use in assisted reproductive techniques.
* Antibodies that attack sperm. Anti-sperm antibodies are immune system cells that mistakenly identify sperm as harmful invaders and attempt to eliminate them.
* Tumors. Cancers and nonmalignant tumors can affect the male reproductive organs directly, through the glands that release hormones related to reproduction, such as the pituitary gland, or through unknown causes. In some cases, surgery, radiation or chemotherapy to treat tumors can affect male fertility.
* Undescended testicles. In some males, during fetal development one or both testicles fail to descend from the abdomen into the sac that normally contains the testicles (scrotum). Decreased fertility is more likely in men who have had this condition.
* Hormone imbalances. Infertility can result from disorders of the testicles themselves or an abnormality affecting other hormonal systems including the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands. Low testosterone (male hypogonadism) and other hormonal problems have a number of possible underlying causes.
*
Defects of tubules that transport sperm. Many different tubes carry sperm. They can be blocked due to various causes, including inadvertent injury from surgery, prior infections, trauma or abnormal development, such as with cystic fibrosis or similar inherited conditions.

Blockage can occur at any level, including within the testicle, in the tubes that drain the testicle, in the epididymis, in the vas deferens, near the ejaculatory ducts or in the urethra.
* Chromosome defects. Inherited disorders such as Klinefelter's syndrome — in which a male is born with two X chromosomes and one Y chromosome (instead of one X and one Y) — cause abnormal development of the male reproductive organs. Other genetic syndromes associated with infertility include cystic fibrosis, Kallmann's syndrome and Kartagener's syndrome.
* Problems with sexual intercourse. These can include trouble keeping or maintaining an erection sufficient for sex (erectile dysfunction), premature ejaculation, painful intercourse, anatomical abnormalities such as having a urethral opening beneath the penis (hypospadias), or psychological or relationship problems that interfere with sex.
* Celiac disease. A digestive disorder caused by sensitivity to gluten, celiac disease can cause male infertility. Fertility may improve after adopting a gluten-free diet.
* Certain medications. Testosterone replacement therapy, long-term anabolic steroid use, cancer medications (chemotherapy), certain antifungal medications, some ulcer drugs and certain other medications can impair sperm production and decrease male fertility.
* Prior surgeries. Certain surgeries may prevent you from having sperm in your ejaculate, including vasectomy, inguinal hernia repairs, scrotal or testicular surgeries, prostate surgeries, and large abdominal surgeries performed for testicular and rectal cancers, among others. In most cases, surgery can be performed to either reverse these blockage or to retrieve sperm directly from the epididymis and testicles.

Environmental causes

Overexposure to certain environmental elements such as heat, toxins and chemicals can reduce sperm production or sperm function. Specific causes include:

* Industrial chemicals. Extended exposure to benzenes, toluene, xylene, pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, painting materials and lead may contribute to low sperm counts.
* Heavy metal exposure. Exposure to lead or other heavy metals also may cause infertility.
* Radiation or X-rays. Exposure to radiation can reduce sperm production, though it will often eventually return to normal. With high doses of radiation, sperm production can be permanently reduced.
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Overheating the testicles. Elevated temperatures impair sperm production and function. Although studies are limited and are inconclusive, frequent use of saunas or hot tubs may temporarily impair your sperm count.

Sitting for long periods, wearing tight clothing or working on a laptop computer for long stretches of time also may increase the temperature in your scrotum and may slightly reduce sperm production.

* Illicit drug use. Anabolic steroids taken to stimulate muscle strength and growth can cause the testicles to shrink and sperm production to decrease. Use of cocaine or marijuana may temporarily reduce the number and quality of your sperm as well.
* Alcohol use. Drinking alcohol can lower testosterone levels, cause erectile dysfunction and decrease sperm production. Liver disease caused by excessive drinking also may lead to fertility problems.
* Tobacco smoking. Men who smoke may have a lower sperm count than do those who don't smoke. Secondhand smoke also may affect male fertility.
* Emotional stress. Stress can interfere with certain hormones needed to produce sperm. Severe or prolonged emotional stress, including problems with fertility, can affect your sperm count.
* Weight. Obesity can impair fertility in several ways, including directly impacting sperm themselves as well as by causing hormone changes that reduce male fertility.

Certain occupations including welding or those involving prolonged sitting, such as truck driving, may be associated with a risk of infertility. However, the research to support these links is mixed.

TOBACCO USE AND IMPOTENCE

If you smoke tobacco, you're playing Russian roulette with your sexual function.
Dr. John Mulhall, Director, Center for Sexual Health, Loyola University Medical Center

There's absolutely no question about it. It causes it very commonly.
Dr. Culley Carson, Urology Department Chairman, University of North Carolina

If you smoke, you're about twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction.
Dr. John McKinlay, New England Research Institute

Smoking is clearly hazardous to your erection.
Dr. Lawrence Levine, Rush Medical Center, Director of Male Sexual Function Program

I feel confident that smoking does and can cause impotence.
Dr. Randolph Smoak, Chair, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association

DdC's picture
DdC 11 weeks 6 days ago
#8
"If a ruler hearken to lies,
all his servants are wicked."
~ Proverbs 29:12

U.S. Presidential line of succession

Careful what you wish for...

No--------Office-------------------------Current officer
1----Vice President ------------------ Mike Pence (R)
2----Speaker of the House -------- Paul Ryan (R)
3----President pro tempore -------Orrin Hatch (R)
------ of the Senate
4----Secretary of State ------------- Rex Tillerson (R)

5 ----Secretary of the Treasury----Steven Mnuchin (R)
6---- Secretary of Defense -------- James Mattis (I)
7---- Attorney General --------------Jeff Sessions (R)
Secretary's
8---- Interior---------------------Ryan Zinke (R)
9---- Agriculture----------------Sonny Perdue (R)
10-- Commerce ---------------Wilbur Ross (R)
11-- Labor ----------------------Alexander Acosta (R)
12-- Health and --------------Tom Price (R)
Human Services
13-- Housing and-------------Ben Carson (R)
Urban Development
–---- Transportation----------Elaine Chao (R)[*]
14-- Energy--------------------- Rick Perry (R)
15-- Education --------------- Betsy DeVos (R)
16-- Veterans Affairs-------- David Shulkin (I)
17-- Homeland Security --- Elaine Duke (I)
18-- Designated Survivor

[*]Elaine Chao (R)
wife of Turtle McConnell
Not a natural-born citizen
(acquired U.S. citizenship by naturalization)
and thus ineligible for the Presidency.

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