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I had to do it! I had to create a blog so you and I could gripe about all of "The Crap" that we encounter everyday in our lives. Believe me, there is plenty! You can now come to this blog to Gripe because you have the right to do so. Over time, we will Gripe about topics ranging from sports to politics to just about all of the garbage that happens around us. When you Gripe, you can add your name or not. It's your right! You can vent any way you want. Use foul language if you are angry enough to and if you are offended, just Gripe It! Hell, we have been banned from Facebook twice! You can Gripe about people, places and things. The only thing I ask is if you are going to Gripe about someone and you use their name, make sure you have the facts straight or say it's your opinion. Otherwise they will sue your and my ass off! It's your RIGHT TO GRIPE! You can respond to one of our Gripes or you can lay down your own Gripe. It's easy. To post your own Gripe just email it to therighttogripe@hotmail.com and we will get it on. You can also post a Gripe on our Facebook page. Just search The Right To Gripe. If you don't want to write it down, just click on one of the boxes below each Gripe to give your opinion. You can also become an official "Griper". All you need to do is "Sign Up" and create an account. IT'S FREE! So, don't sit back and take it, just GRIPE IT!







Sunday, June 4, 2017

Is President Trump A Russian Double?

Ever since taking the White House, God help us all, Donald Trump has made decisions and said things that make me wonder if he is actually a Russian double.  Every week I watch the show The Americans which portrays a Russian couple who were specifically trained to be planted into the American mainstream so they can spy on the U.S..  While watching this show I thought to myself, damn, The Trumpster is a Russian plant, a body double.  No one person could make so many careless decisions, say so many insane things and post ridicules Tweets which are contrary to the best interest of our great nation.  It seems like everything he does is manipulated by the Russians.

If you think that I am crazy to propose this, check out what happened during the campaign and what is happening in a little over 100 days of the Trump administration.

1.  During the campaign, The Trumpster touted Vladimir Putin as a great leader and that someday maybe the U.S. and Russia could be more friendly.  He said this time and time again.  In fact he said that he would, "Get along very well" with the Russian President.  Why would he even fixate on this?  Every U.S. President has these hopes, but they don't bring it up multiple times on the campaign trail.  Maybe The Trumpster already gets along with Vlad.

2.  Let's talk about Trumps Cabinet.  He hires Retired Lt. General Michael Flynn to be his National Security Advisor after spending time as a Trump advisor while the orange devil was campaigning.  Since he retired in 2014, Flynn has built ties to Russia and even appeared on the Kremlin's RT Television Network and at a gala where he sat at the same table as Putin himself.  Also, on December 29th, 2016 right after then president Obama laid down the smack sanctions on Russia, Flynn was is contact with Russian Ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak to set up a phone conversation for The Trumpster and Putin.  Remember, Trump was not sworn is as President yet.  Why would he set up this call and who asked him to do it?  As we all know, Flynn resigned from his White House post after lying to V.P. Pence and getting caught.

3.  With allegations flying all over the news and in the halls of Washington revolving around The Trumpster and his evil minions ties to Russia, the lain brained idiot invites Sergey Kislyak and Sergey Lavrov along with a Russian photographer right into the Oval Office for some talks and a photo op.  WHAT?  WHAT?  ARE YOU FREAKIN" KIDDING ME?  You are under investigation for illegal ties to the Russians and you invite them right into the Oval Office.  What is wrong with this man?  Is he that dumb or is he a Russian body double?

4.  Let's talk about the Trumps family ties to Mother Russia.  The Trumpsters son Eric had an interview with Golf Writer James Dodson and the topic of funding for the Trump golf courses came up.  Here is a part of that interview,
Dodson: “So when I got in the cart with Eric,” Dodson says, “as we were setting off, I said, ‘Eric, who’s funding? I know no banks—because of the recession, the Great Recession—have touched a golf course. You know, no one’s funding any kind of golf construction. It’s dead in the water the last four or five years.’ And this is what he said. He said,
Eric Trump: ‘Well, we don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.’ I said, ‘Really?’ And he said, ‘Oh, yeah. We’ve got some guys that really, really love golf, and they’re really invested in our programs. We just go there all the time.’ Now that was three years ago, so it was pretty interesting.”
Now, let's not forget about The Trumpsters Son-In-Law Jered Kushner.  He is now under the FBI's scrutiny for his December 2016 meetings with the Russian Ambassador and a banker from Moscow.  Doesn't it seem like the Trumpsters evil minions met an awful lot just before he took office in January?  I do feel the need to make it clear that Kushner is only a "person of interest".

5.  Finally, what is going on with The Trumpster and his wife Melania?  It seems that all might not be good in The Towers.  Melania and their son Baron are still in New York with no move to the White House in the works yet.  And how about the media catching her slapping his hand away not once, but twice on their recent visit to the Middle East.  Does she know something we don't?  Does she know deep down that this is not the man she married?  Does she think something unusual is going on with him?  Maybe he is not the man you married but a Russian double.  By the way, why does Melania always look so freakin miserable?  She never smiles.  Well, maybe when The Trumpster grabs her by the p*$$#.

The Bottom Line here is that something smells like borscht here.  It seems like everything Tump and his evil minions do is in favor of making America weaker in the eyes of the rest of the world.  His decision to bail out on the Paris Climate Accord has weakened us even more in the eyes of the European nations and the rest of the globe.  The Trumpster claims that he will propose a new climate deal which leaders have already thumbed their noses at.  It's time Congress, the FBI and the CIA step up this investigation so we can get rid of this jack weed and his cronies once and for all.  The American President was always referred to as the leader of the free world.  Not any more.    

Monday, May 29, 2017

My March For Science

Back on Friday, 4/22/17 I jumped in the Gripe Mobile and headed south in I-81 towards our nations capitol, Washington, D.C.  Of course the drive down boarded on a vehicular Bataan Death March with multiple construction zones and dozens of road mules (tractor trailers) impeding a smooth flow of traffic.  By the way, I hate tractor trailers on the highway.  Don't get me wrong, I know they are a necessity when it comes to interstate commerce.  How else would we get 20,000 pounds of banana's to Price Chopper. What I don't like about them is when the drivers place two trucks along side each other and they both go the same speed.  I call it the old side by side.  This drives me insane!  These mule drivers will clog up 2 lanes while they go the same speed for miles.  It's like a game to see how pissed off they can make all of the drivers stuck behind them.  After a 4.5 hour drive that I normally make in 3 hours and 58 minutes, we arrived at the home of my Washington operative in Virginia.  After a nice dinner and a few beer's, it was time to hit the sack to get a well deserved rest.  We had a long day ahead of us Marching for Science.

Saturday came quickly and it was time to hit the streets of D.C. to protest The Trumpster and his administrations views on science.  I was really looking forward to this March since I had never been involved with a protest of this magnitude.  Hell, we have protests in Wilkes-Barre, but usually 12 people show up.  I don't think the people of the Valley really give a rats ass about anything but themselves.  They know how to bitch and butt their noses in where they don't belong, but God forbid if they actually took a stand on something.  Anyway, the 5 of us who were marching jumper in a car and headed down to a free parking spot by the Pentagon.  Not many people know about this spot so I will not tell you exactly where it is.  It's Top Secret information that Trump most likely gave up to Chancellor Merkel at the G7 Summit.  Once we got to our lot, we summoned an Uber and headed down to the lawn by the Washington Monument.

Once we arrived, we walked by the Lincoln Memorial, down the length of the Reflecting Pool and right to the Washington Monument.  Another by the way, the Reflecting Pool is a shallow body of water filled with duck and goose feces.  If you fell into it you would contract some sort of disease in seconds.  As we walked up toward the Monument we could see thousands of people focused on a stage where people of science were speaking.  We were now at the epicenter of the event and guess what?  It's starting to rain.  Are you freakin' kidding me?  I come all the way to finally officially protest against Tonald Dump and its raining.  Thank goodness our group was prepared with poncho's.

After a few speeches, chants and roars from the crowd I heard the words, "It's time to March"!  A huge cheer went up and the several thousands descended onto Pennsylvania Avenue to parade down several blocks and to the Capitol Building.  It was thrilling to walk with people of science.  They were very prepared for the occasion with signs and chants.  Most of the signs protested The Trumpster in one way or another and his personal views on global warming and climate change.  In case you don't know, this buffoon does not believe if global warning and climate change even though scientific facts have been reported to support it.  He is blind to anything that may result in him and his evil minions losing a few bucks.

After about an hour or so of marching, we finally made it to the Capitol Building, the home of the U.S. House and Senate.  Of course they were not in session.  They were on one of their many breaks that they get throughout the year.  Did you know that the member of the House and Senate only work about 133 days out of a year.  Most Americans log about 240 days a year at work.  For working almost half less time than most Americans, our illustrious law makes make $174,000.00 per year in salary.  Doesn't this make you want to charge the Capital Building.  In fact, I wanted to but the members of my group held me back.  They said that they would not forgo a nice dinner to bail mew out of jail.  I was surprised that no one charged the building or caused a small riot.  I guess people of intelligence know better.

The Bottom line here is that this march made a statement.  It showed our current buffoon riddled government that the people have a voice and it's going to be heard.  Did the thousands there make a difference?  I really don't know.  Did they take a stand on what they believe in?  You bet they did.  This was just one of many demonstrations that have and will be held across these great 50 states.  The organizers of this March did a great job overall.  The only thing I was disappointed in was the end of the March.  We got to the Capitol and that was it.  No rally.  No war cries for science.  No speeches and certainly no riots.  It was anti-climactic to say the least.  I guess there were no paid protesters involved with this March as The Trumpster would claim.  A final by the way, Trump was not there to see it.  Guess where he was?  YEP, MAR-A-LAGO. 
    

Monday, May 22, 2017

Proposterous PennDot

I have spent a boat load of time bashing our President for the things he has done so far in office and rightly so.  However, I have a Gripe about something that hits home right here in the Kingston and Forty Fort area of the Wyoming Valley.  This Gripe has to do with our wonderful state department called PennDot.  Believe you me, it is easy to have an issue with what PennDot does, especially when it comes to the roads in the Keystone state.  In most cases, it seems that the PennDot road crews are constantly working on the same stretches of roads like Interstate 81 between Dupont and Dunmore without finalization of their project. 

A few weeks ago, PennDot started to work on the bridge portion of Rutter Ave. or what I call the hump of the Cross Valley.  This is a very high traffic area that links Kingston to Forty Fort and both communities to the Cross Valley Expressway.  It's a vital link between the West Side communities and the shopping areas up and around the Wyoming Valley Mall as well as Interstate 81.  Speaking of the Mall, does anyone actually shop there anymore?  Anyway, PennDot started work on the lane coming from Kingston to Forty Fort and blocked off the entire road starting just after the CV entrance.  Believe me, I am thrilled to death that they are repairing the bridge and the road to make it safer for drivers.  However, it seems to me that not a lot of thought was put into this plan other than to tear the place up and fix what may be broken.

What the brain surgeons at Penn Dot did was to prohibit traffic from moving in the North bound lanes totally while maintaining the two lanes moving South.  They did not split the South bound lanes into two lanes moving North and South.  Wouldn't that have made sense?  Instead the traffic can only move in one direction which causes drivers to go up E. Bennett St. to access Wyoming Ave to travel North.  This detour has now caused traffic jams at the light on the corner of E. Bennett and Wyoming Ave.  The jams have occurred because no one at PennDot thought far enough ahead to change the traffic signals to accommodate additional traffic.  Also, you have another light about 30 yards down the Ave., for the turn onto Church St..  When this light turns red, the traffic backs up past Bennett St. and stops people turning right with the green light to sit and wait.  Of course, when the light at Church turns green, the light at Bennett turns red.  A proverbial log jam of stupidity.

Speaking of stupidity and lights, lets talk about the light at the end of the CV exit ramp into Forty Fort.  Yes, its still functional even though absolutely NO traffic can come from the Kingston side.  WHAT?  WHAT?  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME?  Drivers have to actually stop at a red light even though there is a (0) zero chance of traffic coming from the other direction.  It may be one of the dumbest things I have ever seen.  Has anyone at PennDot actually thought about this?  I'm sure the answer is NO!  I just don't get it.  Maybe, they don't know how to change the signal pattern.  Maybe they forgot about it or maybe they just don't give a rats ass about it.

The Bottom Line here is since this functional light is so stupid, I regularly slow down and simply blow through it.  I drives me crazy when something doesn't make sense and I have to abide by it.  To all of you motorists who exit on this ramp, I say blow through this light whenever you can.  There is no way in hell that you can get hit by oncoming traffic while the lug nuts of PennDot are working on the bridge.  If someone in front of you is dumb enough to actually stop and wait for the light to turn green, lay on your horn until the nitwit in front of you goes deaf or runs the red light.  Wake up PennDot and think through these projects.  Think about not only the traffic problems that are caused by the direct work, but also the jam ups that may occur from the detours.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The U.S. House - Unfathomable Pinheadery


I know I was supposed to write about my weekend in Washington, DC and my participation in the Science March.  However, this past week, the U.S. House of Representatives jammed through a Republican created Healthcare Bill that is being referred to as the AHCA or Trump Care.  I felt that this would take preference over my march since this bill and the way it was handled really made me sick to my stomach.  The passage in the House of the AHCA was hailed as a major victory for the Republican members as well as President Trump who promised his supporters that one of the first things he would do once in office would be to "repeal and replace the disaster that we know as Obama care".  The Trumpster got his wish on May 4th when the Republican majority House led by Speaker of the House Paul "The Pinhead" Ryan virtually rammed this down America's throat.  This victory was so big for the Trumpster and his evil minions that he had all of the Republican "Yea" voters bused over to the White House for a big press conference in the Rose Garden.  Of course, he took credit for something he had very little to nothing to do with as usual.

For the record, I liked some of the parts of Obama care but did not care for others.  I guess most people could say this because certain areas of the plan helped or hurt Americans in different ways.  For example, I liked the part that allows your child to be on your health care plan until they are 26.  I liked it because my youngest son is 21 years old and could not currently afford to pay for health care.  One of the parts I didn't like was the mandatory health care for everyone or you get fined part.  I always have a problem when the federal, state or local governments tell me that I "have" to do something or else.  It's kind of like making the wearing of seat belts mandatory.  By not wearing a seat belt, I am not harming anyone but myself so why do I have to wear one?  By the way, I wear my seat belt every time I get in the car.

As for Trump Care, I have a few problems with it.

1. First off, this plan was put together and passed by the House in less than 2 months.  It makes me wonder if any legitimate thought about the American people was put into it.  Compared to the several months of preparation for Obama care, this was lightening fast.

2. Did you know that the Trump Care bill was actually submitted to the House as a budget reconciliation bill as part of the 2017 Federal Budget process?  It was presented this way because rules will not allow for any filibusters and that it can be passed through the Senate with a simple majority vote.  It would repeal the parts of the Affordable Care Act within the scope of the federal budget, including provisions contained within the Internal Revenue Code such as the individual and employer mandates and various taxes, and also allow modifications to the federal Medicaid program.  This seems somewhat underhanded, however it is within the rules.

3. The MacArthur amendment which was added to the plan to lure and reel in doubting Republicans allows insurers to charge enrollees in their 50s and early 60s more than younger enrollees.  I am 58 years old and have two words for this.  FUCK YOU!  It also allows states to waive essential health benefits and certain sections of the community rating program. The revised version of Trump Care weakens protections for insurance consumers with preexisting conditions while allowing insurers to charge people significantly more if they had a pre-existing condition.  This is a kick in the ass to many of our Senior citizens who struggle with major infliction's.

4. I have a real problem with a health care bill that effects the American people being created and passed by a bunch of rich men and women in Washington who have the best health care that the tax payers money can buy.  These ass clowns health care will not be effected in any way by this bill.  Maybe if it was, they would take their time to come up with a better bill or maybe entertain the thought of our federal government getting out of the health care business all together.

5. Finally, I really have a problem with a bill like this being passed without first being reviewed and approved by The Office of Management & Budget.  The OMB dissects and analyzes all budget type bills to access their financial stability.  In other words, they make sure that a bill makes sense financially.  Our members of the House rammed this bill through without getting a true view of how it will effect the federal budget as well as the pocketbooks of the American public.

The Bottom Line here is the Republican majority House rammed a new health care bill down America's throat without regard for "We the People".  They were more interested in pounding their proverbial chests to say that they got rid of Obama care.  This actually makes me sick!  I threw up 4 times when I heard this passed.  Instead of taking their time to create a plan that benefits most to all Americans, they jammed through a bill so they could finally get a victory.  It's wrong and it's time to get these unfathomable pinheads out of Washington. 
  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mar-a-Lago, A Taxpayers Nightmare

Trumps Mar-a-Lago Estate
During this past election, the Trumpster said, "If you're in the White House, who wants to take a vacation".  This sentence was uttered to a crowd of supporters in Spencer, Iowa as a criticism of then President Obama taking a vacation.  Well, here we are 87 days into the Trump presidency and the Trumpster has spent 7 of his 13 weekends at his Palm Beach estate Mar-a-Lago.  NBC news estimates that he would spend at least 28% of his 4 year term at his plush, for profit estate and club.  In fact, since the Trumpster has become President, the membership costs have doubled.  By the way, just in case you were thinking about joining, it would cost you a cool $200,000.00.  People like you and I can only dream of belonging.  Well, not me.  This would be more like a nightmare for me.

Over his first 3 months as our President, the Trumpster has hosted 2 foreign leaders at Mar-a-Lago, Chinese Prfesident Xi Jinping and Japan's Shinzo Abe.  In both instances, they talked policy in the public dinning room of the posh resort and while eating dinner there with Jinping we launched 59 tomahawk missiles into a Syrian air base.  For some reason I think that talking international diplomacy at this level should be done in the White House or not within earshot of the public.  Of course, after the Chinese President left, our boy the Trumpster stayed and shot a few rounds of golf all on the taxpayers dollar.

Trump Hitting Out Of The Rough
Ah, golf.  That brings up another sore subject for me.  No, it's not my poor shooting of that little white devil ball, it's the fact that he blasted President Obama for playing golf and has in fact played more rounds of golf in his first 87 days than Obama did in his first 100 days.  Here are the facts, Barack Obama actually played 333 rounds of golf in the 8 years he was President or 3% of the time he was in office.  So far in 3 months, the Trumpster has played 16 rounds of golf or 18% of his time in office and has racked up cart fee's of over $35,000.  This equates to a cart costing $2,187.50 per round.  WHAT! WHAT!  ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME?  Do I smell a rat here?  Are his Mar-a-Lago cronies price gouging the taxpayers for this guy to rent a cart?  It certainly seems that way.

Now, this leads me to my final Gripe about this whole Mar-a-Lago thing.  In case you have had your head in the sand or have been fixated by April the Giraffe giving birth, the Mar-a-Lago property is owned by the man himself, Donald Trump.  This made me wonder who exactly is profiting from the Trumpster's visits?  After some careful research, I decided that who actually pays for his trips is more important.  Besides Trump, 2 dozen A-Lister's from his administration have visited the property over the past 3 months, along with some high level job applicants and even New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.  All on the Taxpayers buck.  In fact, Judicial Watch estimates the cost of just the trip from Washington to Mar-a-Lago and back is $1,000,000.00 or $142,380 per hour.  So far, the estimated costs of the Trumpsters 7 trips to Mar-a-Lago is somewhere around $10,000,000 or $625,000.00 per trip.  Of course all of this is paid for by the taxes of "We The People".

So, what is the Bottom Line here?  The BL is that the taxpayers of this country are paying for the Trumpster to take trips to his Florida property which is putting profits into the Trump family coffers.  This wreaks of impropriety.  What also stinks is that the Trumpster ripped President Obama during the election for spending too much time away from the White House and for playing golf.  On his present pace, Trump will easily eclipse Obama's trips and expense.  The Trumpster is either a hypocrite or a liar.  I say both.  He bull shitted his way to the White House and his supporters fell for it hook, line and sinker.  In fact many of them that I know, still believe in this parasite.  I can only hope that America opens it's eyes and wakes the hell up to Trumps fleecing of our great country.

Next weekend, I will be heading down to Washington, DC to march in the March for Science.  According to the march organizers, this gathering is being held to protest the Trumpster's hostile views toward science.  I will fill you all in on my next Gripe.            

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

The latest edition of Time Magazine released this past week shows a black cover with 3 words, "Is Truth Dead".  When it comes to the state of affairs in Washington D.C. and especially at the White House these 3 simple words ring a loud warning bell.  It seems that our leaders in the nations capitol have thrown common sense and truth to the wind for partisan volleys of lies and untruths.  They have blatantly disregarded the intelligence of the American public for their self interests and self esteem by spewing untold lies during interviews or on their Twitter accounts.  Lying seems to be common place anymore.  It is actually sickening.

When I was a kid, my parents taught me not to lie.  It was a fundamental belief that most of us grew up with.  Today, this belief has been thrown to the waste side by the men and women who are deciding the fate of our country every day.  This new trend of untruths is being led by none other than the President himself, Donald Trump, or as I call him The Trumpster.  It seems that every time he opens his filthy pie hole nothing but garbage flows out.  During his campaign, the Huffington Post wrote, "Donald Trump has lied so many times this presidential election campaign that the very value of truth in politics seems meaningless".   He lied to the faces of the American public time and time again during his campaign, but somehow still got elected.  Does this mean that the people just don't give a rats rear end anymore?  It certainly seems that way.  I guess the public was so fed up with politics as usual they decided that a liar was better as President than a full time, qualified politician.

Now that the campaign is over and The Trumpster is actually our President, the lies have not stopped.  In fact they have become bigger and are spewed more often.  On January 23rd of 2017, the Independent wrote, "President Donald Trump cemented his reputation for fabrication on the campaign trail, but ascending to the highest office in the land has not kept him from making false claims", only days after he was sworn into office.  Let's not forget how his mouth piece Kellyanne Conway uttered those ridiculous words about Sean Spicer giving "Alternative Facts".  I just grabbed at my forehead yet again in disbelief as I write this.  There is absolutely no such thing as Alternative Facts.  A fact is a fact...PERIOD!  If it's not a fact than it is a untruth or a lie.

So what is the bottom line here?  It's either our President lives in a fantasy world or he is simply a down right lying sack of crap.  In my opinion it could be either.  The Trumpster once claimed that he was on the cover of Time Magazine 14 or 15 times and that was a record never to be broken.  Wrong-O beaver breath.  Richard Nixon donned the cover 55 times while The Trumpster hit the cover 11 times.  Was this a lie or was he just inflating his own self centered ego.  Either way, this has to stop.  Have politicians in Washington been lying to the American public since the beginning?  Sure they have, but not as blatantly as they are now.  Our President needs to lead by example and reign in the politics of untruths.  It's time for our politicians to come clean and start to lead our country by telling the truth.  If not, We The People need to rise up and vote these knuckleheads out of office.  It's time that they make decisions based on what is good for this country and not was better for their own personal gains.  It certainly seems that the truth is dead in Washington.      

Saturday, March 18, 2017

My Prediction Comes True

I must be a genius. A prognosticating mammal with more powers than the weather predicting rodent Punxsutawney Phil.  A real Nostradamus when it comes to predicting the future.  Back about a year ago during the Presidential election, I predicted that Mexico would not pay one red cent or should I say Peso toward Donald Trumps wall.  I also predicted that our maniacal, delusional President would hoist the burden of his wall onto the backs of us taxpayers.  Boy was I right!

This past week, the Trumpster released his 2017 fiscal budget that included $1.5 billion for his "great" wall.  I put the word great in quotations because the Chumpster himself says that if you do this it broadens the meaning of the word.  This is for a future Gripe.  He is also asking for another $2.6 billion in the 2018 fiscal budget which by the way begins this October.  That is a total of $4.1 billion dollars for a wall in the 2017 calendar year that in my opinion and the opinion of many experts, will not stop the flow of illegal immigrants.  It may slow it down, but it will not stop the flow of illegals coming into our country.  FYI, in case you didn't know, the Department of Homeland Security estimated that the entire cost of this wall would be somewhere near $21.6 billion.  Of course the Chumpster claims that it will only cost a mere $12 billion.  The $21.6 billion must be a "fake" number.

People, I have a real Gripe with this.  Back on the campaign trail, one of the central themes of the Chumpster was, "We are going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it".  In fact his supporters would chant it right along with him when he said it.  It was a call and response rally cry for the Chump campaign.  However, in January, Chump backed off his campaign promise and finally admitted that "We The People" would be paying for the wall, but Mexico would reimburse us for it.  Of course, time and time again Mexican President Enrique Nieto stated that in no way will Mexico pay for this wall.  Former Mexican President Vicente Fox tweeted, "I've said this to @realDonaldTrump and now I'll tell you:  Mexico is not going to pay for that fucking wall."  I love this guy.  He is not afraid to tell it like he sees it. 

Here is the bottom line.  Our President lives in an ivory tower fantasy world where he is used to getting his own way.  The people around him in his business world bow down to him because he holds the ultimate power over them.  In the political realm, Chump does not wield Excalibur all over the world.  He cannot strong arm other countries to genuflect at his feet so he can get what he wants.  Donald Chump lied on the campaign trail and he continues to lie to this day as the President of the United States.  The wall is only one example of the numerous piles of bull shit that he laid on the American public.  I sit here at my lap top shaking my head as I write this.  How could close to half of the American public fall for his forked tongue rhetoric?  I know I didn't.  I made my prediction a year ago and I will stand by it until Mexico sends us a check.