The Trump-Putin G-20 Dinner Party

Transcript of G-20 off-the-record meeting between Russian President-for-life Vladimir Putin and Useful Idiot, current American President Donald J. Trump:

170710055126-trump-putin-0707-small-169Trump: Excuse me, Vladimir. Can I have a word with you?”

Russian Translator: Pardon me, Your Excellency. Your obsequious, naive puppet would like to smooch your royal derriere.

Putin: Bring him on. He is such a ridiculous buffoon. He doesn’t even have his own translator with him. This will be a turkey shoot.

Russian Translator: (to Trump) President Putin is honored to sit with you and share our common goals.

bufala-foto-g20-trump-putinTrump: Thank you, Vlad. I’m glad that you and I can be such good, close, manly bros — when all these other so-called world leaders have such unfair suspicions about our legitimate, manly, soul-man bond.

Russian Translator: (To Putin) Mr. Trump has totally taken the bait. He has no clue that we are America’s enemy. Either that, or he’s even more naïve than we imagined he might be.

Putin: Tell the great orange ass that I think his wife is a fine example of Eastern European womanhood – and that he’s a moron.

Russian Translator: I can’t tell him that, your Excellency.

Putin: Fine, just tell him to sit down and share my dessert.

hqdefaultRussian Translator: Please sit down and share dessert with his Excellency.

Trump: Goody. I love dessert. Are we having a beautiful chocolate cake? Like the cake I served Japan’s Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago?

Russian Translator: (To Putin) Is this like the cake at Mar-a-Lago?

Putin: I wouldn’t wipe my yagoditsy with any cake at Mar A Lago…

Russian Translator: I can’t tell him that sir…

Trump: Of course not. Tell the egotistical oaf what he wants to hear.

Russian Translator: President Putin hopes that you will enjoy your dessert as much as the guests at your fine hotel, Mar-a-Lago, enjoy their sumptuous desserts.

104573478-RTX3AI9F-trump-putin.530x298Putin: (To translator) That’s laying it on a little too thick….

Russian Translator: Of course, sir. (To Trump) President Putin would like to move beyond cake – and deal with more substantive issues.

Trump: Of course! Forget all the delicious, rich and tasty cake. Let’s talk about what exactly you guys want for putting me in office.

Russian Translator: (To Putin) This doofus is being way, way too obvious about the game we’re playing…

Putin: Just tell him that his wife is calling him – and he has to spend time with her or people will talk. Is she calling over to him? Kakogo cherta! Is Melania even here?

Russian Translator: She’s trying to avoid him. She just ducked under the table next to the wife of the French President.

germany-g20-67501-jpg.Putin: He’s such a loser. Why did we bet on this jerk?

Russian Translator: He really loves you, sir. He’s truly one of your biggest fans. (To Trump) President Putin is pleased to have you join him.

Trump: I’m so glad we can spend this terrific time together…

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Russian Translator: (To Putin) Be careful, sir. He can’t be as stupid as he seems…

Putin: Maybe not. But he’s certainly as boring as possible…

Trump: Have I ever told you about my hole-in-one at my golf course in Scotland?

Russian Translator: (To Putin) He’s yanking stuff out his yagoditsy, sir…

Putin: O Bozhe. Be careful what you seek. You may, unfortunately, get what you want. And what you wanted may turn out to be too big a clown to be useful.

Russian Translator: (To Putin) What should I tell him?

Putin: Tell him we’re on his side. And make sure we’ve recorded this conversation.

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The Traitorous Trio

Now, I’m not a lawyer.

I’m not a federal law enforcement officer.

I’m not a trained espionage agent.

Nor am I a political campaign professional.

But I am a thinking human being. I can read. And I can process what I read logically.

And that’s why two particular e-mails in Donald Trump Junior’s infamous e-mail string – and the fact that Donnie Jr., Trump’s campaign manager, and his son-in-law took a follow-up meeting — are all I need to determine that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian regime to hack and undermine our nation’s democratic process.

First, let’s look at the Russian come-on…

Now, let’s examine the e-mail in which Donald Junior takes the Russian bait – just 17 minutes later.

“I love it especially later in the summer”

Boom.

Don’t get distracted by all the straw arguments.

trump_kushners_role_81422.jpg-620x412It doesn’t matter if the Russians gave them anything substantial at that subsequent meeting.

It doesn’t matter who left the meeting first or who was texting throughout the meeting.

What matters is that at least three of the leading figures in the Trump campaign were made aware that people purporting to represent the Russian government on some level told them that the Russian government was offering dirt they collected on Trump’s opponent.

And Donald Tump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner did not inform the FBI.2.15.1.0

They also repeatedly denied that the Russians were meddling with the election in any way.

They repeatedly said that their campaign had no contact with Russians.

Jared Kushner left this meeting — and other signifcant Russian contacts — off the disclosure forms required for his security clearance.

And the traitorous trio allowed Donald Trump himself to dump bucket after bucket of cold water on the very notion of Russian hacking. In fact, they allowed Trump to publically encourage Russian hacking.

All of which, at the very least, provided cover for a Russian election-meddling effort that the traitorous trio knew was underway as early as June 3rd, 2016: an effort the objective of which, they certainly knew, was to support Donald Trump.

So, forget all the other noise. Forget all of Trump’s tweets and the weasel words of his pathetic media mouthpieces.

Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller now has all he needs to bring the curtain down on Trump’s clown show.

And I’ll bet he’s got a lot more.

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Keep Calm & Carry On!

I haven’t written much on my blog this year. The daily nonsense, insanity and idiotic, bumbling evil of Trump’s regime have left me type-tied. What to say about so much crazy? How to parry so many lies?

I’ve left the Trump jokes to the staffs of The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Saturday Night Live. They’ve kept up the satiric fight very well without my two cents. Crafting jokes about a man-child whose words and actions are frequently beyond satire is a challenge. Simply holding up the mirror has often been enough. I’ve enjoyed watching our best comedians skewer the Great Orange Gasbag on a nightly basis.

But Trump’s latest dust-up with the Mayor of London, and the breathless, hyperbolic tone of the 24/7 media coverage of recent terrorist attacks has finally riled me enough to put down my remote, get off the couch, and vent.

Vent, that is, via a brief history lesson.

To be sure, the media (other than FOX News) quickly pointed out that Trump’s god-awful Tweet denigrating the Mayor of London for suggesting there was “no reason to be alarmed” about the London Bridge attacks took the mayor’s words out of context. Mayor Sadiq Khan was clearly referring to the increased presence of armed police on the streets of London – where, unlike in militarized America, London “Bobbies” don’t usually carry guns.

The_Home_Front_in_Britain_during_the_Second_World_War_HU44272But that’s not where my mind went. My mind went to London during The Blitz — and the motto “Keep Calm and Carry On”. Had Mayor Kahn actually said there was no reason to be alarmed by the latest cowardly terrorist attack on his magnificent, open city – he’d have been standing proudly in the shoes of Winston Churchill, King George VI, and the millions of Londoners who endured The Blitz with a stiff upper lip.

_96345490_mediaitem96345140And the media need a history lesson as well. London was never “on edge” because of the London Bridge attack, nor was the UK still “reeling” from the bombing in Manchester. And – this very morning – I somehow doubt, despite breathless CNN commentary, that Paris in “on edge” because one man attacked one cop with a hammer. Such lazy, hysterical media tropes amplify the terrorists’ small, desperate, murderous acts into something much large than they are.

Illustrated London News 24 Aug 1940 cHow did Londoners react to The Blitz? And what was The Blitz? Hey, CNN and MSNBC – maybe the past few days have been a missed opportunity to put things in historical perspective? It’s a cinch Trump has no knowledge of history – but he does watch TV.

blitz-milkman-xlarge_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bqp89yY2HZvOT8bnVoffPh0YbpZ8xvcmIwf8FF2Vl6e84The seven innocent deaths in the London attack and the 22 lives lost in the Manchester bombing cannot be discounted. They must all be mourned. But we do them all dishonor when we lose perspective and help to make their deaths a propaganda victory for the terrorists. The Nazis tried to terrorize England on an infinitely larger scale – and they failed to break the spirit of the British people. What chance does ISIS have if Trump and the ratings-hungry media don’t play into their hands?

Consider this. (Donald, are you listening?)

firmen-during-the-blitzStarting on September 7, 1940, the German air force bombed London for 56 out of the next 57 days and nights. The Nazis continued their night bombing campaign until May 11, 1941, when Hitler called off the raids so he could use his bombers for his invasion of Russia.

More than a million homes in London were destroyed or damaged — and more than 40,000 civilians were killed, nearly half of them were Londoners.

Your_Courage,_Your_Cheerfulness,_Your_Resolution_Will_Bring_Us_Victory.svgAnd what was the British response? “Keep Calm and Carry On.”

Still listening, Donald? (Of course not. You don’t have the attention span.)

Have 70 post-world war years of relative peace left us incapable of processing the difference between individual acts of murder and mayhem – and true existential threats? (Like global climate change?)

In contrast to today’s constant mass media blather about London, Manchester and Paris “reeling” and “on edge” after these latest attacks, historians tell us that the 8 months of bombing during The Blitz failed to demoralize the British or significantly damage their wartime economy. In fact, Britain’s war industries continued to expand. And, hey, New Yorkers made it through the horrors of 9-11 without surrendering to fear. Keep Calm and Carry On. That’s how we face down evil.

You face it like this defiant English lady…DBdieUNXkAA-5Fa

Or this defiant English lady…41192DFD00000578-4572804-But_author_J_K_Rowling_quickly_hit_back_claiming_it_was_playing_-m-1_1496665711302

Or like the Mayor of London.

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Emilia Stands Up for Comedy in 2017

e-art-2-copyimage1-21226306My very funny standup comedienne daughter Emilia is hosting her first show of the New Year at the Sycamore Tavern in Hollywood this Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00. (Get there early and enjoy an adult beverage or two.)

The Sycamore Tavern is located at 7038 Sunset Boulevard
(Sunset & La Brea) – and tickets are $10.

oAmong the comics that will be performing is one of our favorites, T.K. – a purveyor of classic, old school standup, featuring rapid-fire jokes that would make Henny Youngman, Bob Hope and Rodney Dangerfield laugh out loud and spit their drinks through their nose.

Emilia’s damn funny, too.

Victoria will be there. Join her and share some laughs with Emilia and friends.

We all need some good laughs (and a few stiff drinks) right about now, don’t we?

Perhaps one of these fine beverages will take the edge off life with Trump?1481769510412

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What More Can I Say? Go, Girls, Go!

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January 26, 2017 · 7:49 pm

An Image Worth a Thousand Words…

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January 20, 2017 · 11:03 am

Just One Week Until the Party Starts!

new-show-art-2In just one week, The Practical Theatre Company will be saying goodbye to 2016 and ringing in the New Year with comedy and song – and your favorite adult beverages.

nye-art-a-copyTickets are going fast for Mr. Olsen’s Holiday Party on December 30 and 31 at Evanston’s new Studio5 (Dempster & Dodge). There aren’t many tickets left for the New Year’s Eve performance, but you can still reserve seats by clicking here.

PTC vets Paul Barrosse, Victoria Zielinski and Dana Olsen will perform comedy sketches and songs from “The Vic & Paul & Dana Show”, as well as new material crafted for this special variety revue – styled after those classic holiday specials hosted by Andy Williams, Bing and Dean.

Music director and keyboard wiz Steve Rashid will lead a quartet featuring drummer Rockin’ Ronny Crawford, Don Stiernberg on guitar and mandolin, and bassist Jim Cox.

Members of the PTC’s second generation will also perform, including standup comedienne Emilia Barrosse, Giggle Breaks’ Daniel Rashid, singer-songwriter Eva B. Ross and drummer Robert Rashid.

Studio5 features full bar service – and acres of free parking.

The New Year’s Eve performance includes light food and a New Year’s party with live music and dancing after the show.mohp-banner-1-copy

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