Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday Afternoon Massacre (Countdown To Trump Impeachment)

If no special prosecutor is appointed, everyone is going to suspect coverup ~ Chuck Schumer on the firing of Comey.

America's reality show preznit Donald Trump to James Comey: "you're fired". John Podesta (HRC's campaign manager) via tweet following the firing: "didn't you know you're supposed to wait til Saturday night to massacre people investigating you?".

The "Saturday Night Massacre" was one of the most dramatic turns of events in the Watergate scandal - the political drama that rocked the United States in the 1970s and led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. President Nixon and the Attorney General's office were locked in a political standoff over Nixon's refusal to comply with orders to release recordings of White House conversations. Nixon ordered the firing of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. But Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than comply with the order. Cox was eventually fired by the US solicitor general.

Critics of President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey see similarities between Cox's firing decades ago and Trump's action on Tuesday. The Trump administration, critics say, is trying to undermine the FBI's investigation into allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, just as Nixon tried to stop lawmakers from learning the truth about his role in the Watergate scandal. (Comey firing draws comparisons to Nixon's "Saturday Night Massacre" by Joe Sterling. CNN, 5/10/2017).

So, are we going to get a special prosecutor now and will investigations into Trump lead to his resignation or impeachment? BTW, Trump cited Jeff Sessions as recommending the firing. Huh. I thought Sessions said he'd recuse himself in regards to the Trump/Russia investigation (due to his being caught lying to Senator Franken about his own Russia connections). Then he tells Trump to fire the head guy investigating his campaign?

"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation" Trump's letter to Comey informing him of the firing reads - a claim that is complete BS. According to The Washington Post, "speaking to reporters Tuesday evening, [White House Press Secretary] Spicer said he did not know what the three occasions were when Comey told Trump that he wasn't under investigation". That's because it never happened.

BTW, according to Fox Nooz, Comey "resigned". Malcolm Nance (on the 5/10/2017 of the Stephanie Miller Show) said 2 names being floated as Comey replacements include Rudy Giuliani (who has also been linked to Russia) and Sheriff Clarke (RW hero who allowed a prisoner to be murdered by guards in his jail).

Two individuals who will be certain to pick up shut down the Trump/Russia investigation. Time for a special prosecutor.


See also: [RNUSA] Trump Fires Comey [5/9/2017]. RN writes "Are Trump's true motives obvious on this? or is it just me?"... No it is not just you. As per the Washington Post "Trump has given every reason for us to believe he fired Comey over the Russia investigation". BTW, as per the former MI6 agent Christopher Steele dossier, there exists "records of payments from the Trump campaign to banks of Russian cyber trolls tasked with spreading disinformation ahead of the 2016 election".

5/16/2017 Update: From the NYT... "President Trump asked the FBI director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting. I hope you can let this go, the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo". Comey didn't let it go and got fired. Isn't this obstruction of justice and an impeachable offense? Time for Congressional Democrats to shut down Congress until we get a special prosecutor, IMO.

5/19/2017 Update: Trump to Russian officials, admitting (again) obstruction of justice: "I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That's taken off".

#TrumpRussiaCollusion, #TrumpRussia, #ImpeachTrump.

SWTD #379

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Luke's Truths

Luke Spencer is a mentally ill hate-filled individual who has been trolling this blog (using various IDs) for several years. A fact I have extensively documented here. Although he denies that he sent me many graphic and disgusting homophobic comments as "Steve".

"I have nothing to say about comments NOT made by me" he wrote. Even though the Blogger ID numbers (for "Luke" and "Steve" comments) are an exact match. Proof positive that he changed the name on his account from "Steve" to "Luke". Still he thinks this is something he can deny. Likely because he is an idiot.

Anyway, he has a post on his blog titled Dervish's Truths. A post he thinks reveals what a insane liar I am. Due to the post titles; many of which I chose just to provoke him. The case with a title in which I refer to Trump as the Antichrist. Something I have never declaratively stated, as such a thing is unknowable. Certainly at this point in time.

Which I point out in the post body. I say that I think that IF there is to be an Antichrist, it MIGHT be Donald Trump. But the idiot continues to claim that I have unequivocally stated that I know (or think I know) that Trump is a figure of evil that will falsely claim to be the Messiah.

Also, the moron cannot recognize satire. Or distinguish fact from fiction. So he put together (and has been updating) a commentary on his blog in which he lists my post titles. Or "truths", which he falsely claims the titles represent. Which they do not.

Anyway, what follows is my compilation of post titles from Luke's blogs. Titles that prove that Luke is the one who exhibits psychopathic and criminal behavior. Or so I'll just say. It will be more true than him saying the same thing about me, I think.

Luke's Truths: Selected Posts from Luke's Blogs

[1] Presidential Health. 9/15/2016. Luke rants about "crazy Liberals" who question whether or not Trump is physically fit enough to be president. He writes "I'm rooting for Trump, if for no other reason than to shove it down the throats of these mean, hate filled, crazy liberals who think attacking with hate is the only way to win an election".

[2] I'm Still Rooting For Trump. 2/11/2017. Luke rants about how he is still rooting for Trump because he knows how much Liberals hate Trump and he wants them to suffer.

[3] Homos! 3/4/2017. Luke rants about how much he hates gay people, including his delusion that I and another blogger he hates are gay lovers.

[4] I Am An Awesomely Fantastic, Incredibly, Colossally Stupendous Writer. Big League. 4/15/2017. Luke rants about what a great writer he is. Proof that he suffers from grandiose delusions.

[5] Dervish Sanders (A Mentally Deranged Hate-Filled Criminal) Wants To Kill Me. 5/6/2017. Luke rants about his persecutory delusion that I want to kill him. When the exact opposite it true and it is Luke who wishes me death. The proof being the many comments Luke has written saying I should kill myself.

Luke is one of the leaders of the nutjob crowd. Along with TOM, Steve, The Real Luke, and other great thinkers. By "crowd" I mean all his other IDs, which he refers to as "people". Idiocy he uses as the basis to deny that he is behind these IDs. He can't be "8 other people". Also, the comments don't match. As if it is 100% impossible for someone to write in another voice. For example, I hate Trump's guts, and it would therefore be impossible for me to create a sockpuppet who writes about how awesome Trump is.

Note that, aside from the first post ("Presidential Health") Luke (if he reads this) might claim that he did not author the posts in question. In fact, he might claim that I wrote them. A claim that I say is laughable. I mean, compare what I write here to the posts on "I'm Rooting For Trump" (the blog I pulled the other post titles from). The sentiments obviously do not match! I've never rooted for Trump. He did, by his own admission ("I'm rooting for Trump" being his EXACT words)!

Also, many of the posts contain lies about me. Why the hell would I write hateful lie-filled blog posts about myself? Luke is deeply mentally ill and someone I would not be surprised to hear about on the news as the next mass killer. At the very least we can be certain his claim that he follows the Golden Rule is complete bullshit.

He does not even know what the Golden Rule is! According to him "I treat you as you have treated me and you deserve it". But the ACTUAL Golden Rule says "one should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself".

Which, given the fact that he trolled me first and for years (during which time I could do nothing, because he only had the blog Stay A While, which he denies is his and is in any case abandoned), I took it that he wanted/wants me to troll Words and Music (and otherwise harass him when I see him commenting on other blogs such as WYD). Yet, when I did just that, he claimed he was the victim (he never trolled me, and certainly not as "Steve"), and whined (and continues to whine) about my reciprocal treatment of him. Treatment HE deserves.

SWTD #378

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Deplorables In The White House

...the republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy ~ Bruce Springsteen. From a Rolling Stone interview, 9/23/2017.

An image linked to from the blog Who's Your Daddy. Ted Nugent, Kid Rock and Sarah Palin in the White House makes me want to puke. Not to mention who is sitting in the Oval Office chair! (4/19/2017).


Can you believe that one of these people was almost our vice president? Scary to think that someone that dumb got that close to being president. I mean, if John McCain had died in office. And, if McCain had served 2 terms, she could would have run and be potus 45 right now.

Instead we got the male version of Sarah Palin. Intelligence-wise, I mean. Actually, he might be even dumber. Donald Trump is a moron. Born on 3rd base and he thinks he hit a homer. When you start out with hundreds of millions it makes it that much harder to fail. Although Trump knows how to game the system and make it appear as though he isn't a failed businessman.

I refer to his multiple bankruptcies. Something Trump is proud of; saying "I'm the king of debt". The United States can't file for bankruptcy, so this skill might turn out to be dangerous in a president. Of course many people would point out that the national debt increased under Barack Obama. But he did pull us out of a recession, and that was while being blocked by Republicans at every turn.

They blamed him for the bush recession and then for increasing the national debt to pay for a stimulus to avert a depression. Now that the Orange buffoon is in charge, a massive tax cut that will primarily benefit the wealthy and corporations seems probable. I mean, some kind of tax cut is probably going to happen, it's only a question of how budget-busting it is.

The Urban-Brookings Tax Center says "the cost of the cuts Mr. Trump proposed during the campaign at $6.2 trillion, assuming no additional growth, and just under $6 trillion when growth is factored in" (Economists Fear Trump's Tax Plan Only Heightens a Mountain of Debt).

Of course we know it will hurt the middle and lower classes, as Trump goes after the programs that benefits/helps these people in his ridiculous budget.

Apparently only Sarah Palin was originally invited and it was her idea to bring Ted and Kid. Palin says "Asked why I invited Kid Rock and Ted Nugent, I joked, Because Jesus was booked". Ha ha ha.

"I will never apologize for calling out evil people" Nuget said when asked if he regretted referring to President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel". Me, I don't think a man who threatened to kill President Obama should be allowed in the White House. It is Nugent who is evil.


Sarah Palin points and smirks at former 1st Lady HRC's portrait in the image above. Nugent gives a thumbs up, as if to say "you aren't president and I approve". Despite the fact that Palin was part of the ticket that ran for the White House and LOST. And Nugent saying he would die or go to jail if Barack Obama were elected to a 2nd term (due to him assassinating, or trying to assassinate President Barack Obama, I presume).

Kid Rock (AKA Robert Ritchie) worried (prior to Trump) that "Obummer" would ban guns. Of the 4 I'd say he's the one who offends me the least. Kid and Ted are non-politicians. Sarah is a failed politician. Donald is the one who is now in a position to do great damage to our country. And the most deplorable one (IMO) in the picture at the top of this post.

Yes, I want to see his agenda fail. Because his agenda will do great harm to our country. I'm not saying I want to see him impeached, because then we'd be stuck with either a president Pence (a huge homophobe) or president Ryan (an individual who hates poor people like his idol Ayn Rand).

But if the evidence shows Trump should be impeached or otherwise removed from office? Either because of collusion with Russia, violating the Constitution's emoluments clause, senility (and removal under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment), or for another reason? I say he should be ousted or forced to resign and let the chips fall where they may.


SWTD #377

Friday, April 14, 2017

Nobody Gives A Shit About The Chocolate Cake, You Moron!

With President Forrest Trump, every day is like a rancid box of chocolates. You never know what kind of shit you're going to get next ~ Stephen King on Twitter, 4/11/2017.

According to Trump, "we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen" (him and Chinese President Xi), but I say he's full of shit. I have not and will never see this cake he says is "beautiful". Although I'd be more concerned about how it tastes than how it looks.

So Trump says to Maria Bartiromo (re what he told Xi) "we've just launched 59 missiles, heading to Iraq". Iraq? I'll assume he misspoke, but who knows? Maybe he thinks the missiles were going to Iraq instead of Syria.

Then Trump told a bigger lie. "Anybody that uses gases to do that to young children and babies, it's OK", the Orange sexual-assaluter-in-chief says was Chinese President Xi's response when he told him about the 59 Tomahawks. But that is how Trump feels! Or how he SAYS he feels. But I say he lied because I think he launched the missiles to sell the narrative that he didn't collude with Russia to steal the election (SWTD #374).

Selling this narrative is why his idiot son Eric said (following the strike) "If there was anything that Syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie". Bullshit. I'm not saying there is a Russia tie (although there surely does appear to be one, given all the advisors who communicated with Russian officials/are retroactively registering as foreign agents), only that this action doesn't "validate" that there isn't one.

Me, I think that Malcolm Nance's theory that the the Syria strike is a setup to justify lifting Russian sanctions is possible. Despite what some say concerning this theory being "dumbfuckery".

In the Chinese media, Xi is portrayed as the Adult in the room. And that the Chinese President standing up to the foolish Trump could "help elevate Mr. Xi's stature at home (What Chinese News Reports Tell Us About Beijing's View of Trump).

Also, "soon after the meeting ended, Chinese state media scolded Trump for his military action in Syria" (Trump-Xi meeting concluded without gaffe, but criticism soon followed). The STATE media! Proof that Xi did not agree with Trump. Perhaps he just said he did. Or Trump lied. I'm going with the later. He lied about Xi agreeing with him, just as he lied about the freaking chocolate cake!

Because he is a pathological liar. He cannot help himself but to lie about everything! BTW, CNN reports that Trump's Mar-a-Lago kitchen slapped with 13 health violations "including three categorized as high priority ... [which is a violation] which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury and include items such as cooking, reheating, cooling and hand-washing".

Eat the cake and you could die. Via "illness causing bacteria on plates served in the dining room" (quote from 4/13/2017 airing of "All in with Chris Hayes" guest hosted by Joy Reid). Although probably not. Trump and Xi are both OK.

Unlike what would happen if TrumpCare is ever passed. Then we know for sure that people will die. Possibly an extra 50,000 people a year!

SWTD #376

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PS Spicey Apologizes For Forgetting That Hitler Gassed Jews

You know that air freshener that just makes things worse? ~ Trevor Noah describing Sean Spicer's performance as WH Press Secretary on the 1/24/2017 airing of The Daily Show.

According to PS Spicey, "You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons". This was in regards to a question about the Orange guy's illegal missile strike on Syria (pub 4/11/2017).

Snopes: ...although German troops may not have used chemical weapons on the battlefield, they were wielded with abandon against German citizens (and numerous others) in prison camps. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Hitler's regime started using poisonous gases against Germans in 1939, with mental patients being the first people put to death through the use of carbon monoxide gas under a practice the Nazis referred to as "euthanasia".

Starting in December 1941, this method of killing expanded through the use of "gas vans" employing engine exhaust as well as carbon monoxide and crystalline hydrogen cyanide (aka Zyklon B) in concentration camps such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, and Treblinka, among others.

Hitler did indeed use "gas on his own people the same way that Assad is [allegedly] doing" in the sense of employing it to kill innocent civilians; the only difference (to which Spicer was referring) was the delivery method: herding people into prison chambers to be gassed versus dropping gas bombs on them from the air.

PS Spicey later apologized for his forgetfulness, reminding me of the time Spicey said "I'd like to begin today by apologizing on behalf of you, to me. ... And that apology is not accepted".

The Anne Frank Center called (pre-apology) for Spicey to be fired. Their statement refers to Spicey's "evil spreading of the fake news that Hitler never used chemical weapons". Politicus USA notes that "The Trump White House has a history of trafficking in dog whistle Holocaust denial".

The history of the Trump White House dog whistling to the Bannon-types includes the following.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, for example, the White House issued a statement that did not mention the Jewish people, an erasure that is also a common tactic of Holocaust deniers. The statement was met with celebration on anti-Semitic websites.

"This is the first time in history the President of the United States has made no mention of Jews, anti-Semitism, or the science fiction Zionist folklore about ovens and gas chambers so prominent in (((Hollywood))) narratives", the Daily Stormer... wrote. The three parentheses around "Hollywood" are a white supremacist designation for people or institutions they consider to be Jewish. ...

After Spicer's statement, the Daily Stormer rejoiced even more, and took it as a confirmation that the statement had been an intentional veiled nod. "We previously reported that the White House released a statement on holohoax remembrance day that failed to mention Jews or anti-Semitism. This was in no way accidental, but all in all it was basically a subtle nod to us"... (The Trump team's history of flirting with Holocaust deniers by Laurel Raymond. ThinkProgress, 4/11/2017).

So... were Spicey's statements (which occurred during the Jewish holiday of Passover) "a series of verbal bungles — stupid, maybe, but not intentionally malevolent", or were they intentional? The racists say intentional. Me, I'm not sure. It's a hell of a coincidence if that is what it is. Given the fact that Trump's "chief strategist" Steve Bannon is an actual White Nationalist and the Trump campaign actively courted the White racist vote.

President Trump's been playing a double game with all things Jewish. He professes to be pro-Israel, but gained the alt-right following that helped him to power by repeatedly retweeting anti-Semitic and other racist propaganda. In one week in January 2016, 62% of his tweets had white nationalist origins or connections. (Sean Spicer's Holocaust remark is a symptom of Trump's problem by Ruth Ben-Ghiat. CNN 4/12/2017)

Hmmm... "a symptom of Trump's problem" or a manifestation of his strategy? I say strategy, strategized by Trump's chief strategist, the White Nationalist anti semite Steve Bannon. Which makes sense, given the fact (as I've pointed out on this blog multiple times) Donald Trump is a racist and a bigot (SWTD #347).

I don't know about Sean Spicer. He may just be another who sold out (like Kellyanne Conway) and jumped on the Trump train (after previously criticizing Trump). I do know that he's got no problem representing and speaking on behalf of a bigoted and racist administration.

Image: White Nationalists and Neo-Nazis use Sean Spicer's Hitler comments to validate Holocaust conspiracy theories, attack Jews (Media Matters, 4/12/2017).

See Also: [RNUSA] Spicer And His Hitler – Assad Comparison, 4/11/2017.

SWTD #375

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trump Wags The Dog Re Illegal Syria Missile Strike

If... you believe the missile attack proves there is no connection between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, you could have easily thought, before the missile strike, that the missile strike would prove that. And then decide to do the missile strike, so that you could say exactly that ~ Lawrence O'Donnell, The Last Word 4/11/2017.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently said the following regarding our (Trump's) ally Russia.

"...we can work with allies, including Russia" according to #Spicey. So, Russia is an "ally" (in regards to what should be done concerning the Khan Shaykhun chemical attack in Syria)? This from Spicey when his boss is being investigated by the FBI in regards to possible coordination between Candidate Cheto and Putin regarding his "influence campaign". A Freudian slip or an outright admission that Spicey's boss is buddy-buddy with Pooty Poot due to Pooty helping him "win" the election?

Obviously Spicey's answer (in response to a reporter asking if Trump is concerned with the Syrian people, does that mean his position re accepting refugees has changed) is pure bullshit. Remember that (during the campaign) Candidate Cheeto said, in regards to Syrian childern, "I can look in their faces and aay you can't come".

We're supposed to believe that this airstrike was based on Trump being broken up about dead Syrian kids? When he was concerned about their parents being terrorists? "No child of God should ever suffer such horror" was the bullshit line he used to explain his illegal action [1]. An action (lobing 70 million worth of missiles at the Assad airbase from which the chemical weapon attack was supposedly launched) that he informed Russia about beforehand [2].

Secretary of State getting Russian sanctions so Exxon can make a lot of money drilling Russian oil Rex Tillerson said "Russia had failed to carry out a 2013 agreement to secure Syrian chemical weapons [and] that Moscow was either complicit or incompetent in its ability to uphold that deal"... yet he informs Russia of the upcoming strikes so Pooty can tell Assad to move the chemical weapons?

I'v got to wonder if the military under Trump "taking action and deescalating what's going on in Syria" (according to PS Spicey) an outright lie or just evidence of how incompetent this (illegitimate) president is? I mean, planes were taking off the next day from the targeted Assad airbase. 59 Tomahawks (costing 1-1.4 million each) apparently were ineffective in stopping business as usual (more airstrikes by Syrian planes on Syrian citizens) for even a full day?

Observers had reported the base had been badly destroyed by the 1,000lb warheads and that several planes and a runway had been put out of service. However it is thought that an advance warning given by the US to Russia allowed Syria enough time to remove many of its aircraft before the raid. (The Telegraph, 4/8/2017).

My opinion is that this (Trump's concern over dead babies/Spicey's BS about the attack "deescalating" SQUAT) is nought but an attempt to wag the dog. Except here the Orange Administration is trying to distract from the Trump Russian connections (as opposed to a sex scandal, i.e. Bill Clinton supposedly distracting from his indiscretion with Monica Lewinsky by going after Bin Laden).

"To our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria – if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the U.S. gets nothing!" the hypocrite-in-chief tweeted back when a Black guy was president. This time, the US still gets nothing, but Trump gets to "disprove" any connection to Russia. "If there was anything that Syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie" Eric Trump recently asserted. Wag, wag.

So obvious, yet the media fawns, Congressional Republicans approve (despite declining to act when the Black president said Congress should hold a vote, and the public is duped. As per a recent CBS News poll "57 percent of Americans approve of the strike".

Wag success? Apparently when it comes to some of the Trump dupes. "Finally a president with courage and resolve to fight ISIS and the Moslems [sic]. President Trump said we'd start winning and we have! Thank you and God Bless President Trump" one such dupe wrote recently (on the WYD blog, an online forum where #trumpdupes gather).

Although some Tump enthusiasts are angry about this 180 (Some of Trump's biggest supporters are furious about his strikes in Syria). "I guess Trump wasn't Putin's puppet after all, he was just another deep state/Neo-Con puppet" Infowars contributor Paul Joseph Watson tweeted.

What an idiot. Wagged and duped. In that he buys the Eric Trump meme that the attack "proves" Trump is no Putin Puppet, but didn't have any clue beforehand that Trump is a pathological liar ("working to undermine US democracy" according to Senator Bernie Sanders. The goal being to move us farther along the road to another form of government. As his cabinet of oligarchs proves, IMO).

Previously (when it was Obama considering what to do re Syria and chemical weapons) I thought that intervening for humanitarian reasons was a reason for US action. Although, when a deal was negotiated for the UN (who "sent in inspectors to carry out the removal and destruction of Syria's arsenal") to oversee the process (Resolution 2118) I thought the issue was (successfully) dealt with. And with no military action (necessary?) by the Obama Administration.

Wikipedia notes that "the actual destruction operations, performed by a team of U.S. Army civilians and contractors, destroyed 600 metric tons of chemical agents in 42 days [and] On 6/23/2014, the last declared chemical weapons were shipped out of Syria for destruction".

So WTF happened? Re Wikipedia, "to avoid a military intervention, the United States, Russia and Syria agreed to the Framework for Elimination of Syrian Chemical Weapons". Obviously Obama was duped by Putin and Assad. And Trump is enforcing the "red line" the pussy Obama backed away from. But that's what happens when you replace a (secret Muslim) president with a decisive White Male Christian. Or so goes the narrative among the brainwashed dupes.

The truth may be that Syria retained some of it's chemical weapons (chlorine and ricin as per Wikipedia) or that this is another frame job and it was really the (not-at-all) Moderate rebels who are responsible. As they were re the Ghouta chemical attack of 8/21/2013. If you think Seymour Hersh, who wrote (in December of 2013) that "al-Nusra Front [AKA the Moderate rebels]... had mastered the mechanics of creating sarin and was capable of manufacturing it in quantity [and that] al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the [Obama] administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad".

Me, I don't know. But I do believe that Trump needed to get Congressional approval to conduct military actions against Assad. Which Obama attempted (and was denied) and Trump did not attempt (and therefore his action was illegal). And I am convinced that his action was NOT because he believes that "no child of God should ever suffer such horror". That I do not buy for one second.

BTW, those 59 Tomahawk missiles are manufactured by Raytheon, "the world's largest producer of guided missiles". A company Trump (reportedly) owns stock in! Stock that increased in value following our use of Raytheon product (Marketwatch reports Ratheon "up 0.8%, after jumping more than 3%"). Other defense industry stocks rose as well (along with the per barrel oil price, "up some 2%").

Although Trump may have forgotten that he owns Raytheon, given that he turned his business over to his two sons (a not-at-all blind trust). Ugh. #crookeddonald, #SyrianStrikes, #wagthedog.

Video: Rocky Mountain Mike's "When The Black Guy Did It", a parody of a Don Henly tune that asks why, when Obama was prez and sought to do something about Syria, the Republican Congress voted no. Not that I think they should have said yes. I'm just pointing out that they're cowards who don't want to take a vote they could be held accountable for (therefore if Trump just does it, legality or illegality is not something they give a shit about). Also, this was part of their plan to paint Obama as weak on foreign policy/American military might. See Obama's supposed "apology tour", "leading from behind", him lacking the "courage" to fight ISIS (as per the WYD dupe previously quoted), etc.

[1] The missile strike was illegal under the War Powers Resolution. If Trump had struck the rebels, I think the administration could argue that was legal, since they are affiliated with al Qaeda and the AUMF that was passed under bush is technically still in effect (the one that gives the potus the power to go after "the terrorists"). But he struck a base belonging to the Syrian government. Not that I expect that Congress will hold Trump accountable. Presidents, history has shown, usually get away with such things. That does not change the fact that the strike was illegal under United States law. The troll Luke, who wrote on his blog "Trump's missile attack was not illegal, but I wouldn't expect a delusional liar like Dervish Trump to know that", is WRONG.
[2] The Tomahawk missiles used cost 1-1.4 million each, while replacing them will cost approximately 70 million. (Source).

SWTD #374

Sunday, March 26, 2017

My Message From A Damned Ayn Rand, Delivered After She Emerged Burning From The Lake Of Fire

Don't you understand that when this life is finished, you're not there to say "Oh how terrible that I'm a corpse". What I've always thought is a sentence from a Greek philosopher, I don't remember, unfortunately, who it was, that I read at 16, and it's affected me all my life. "I will not die. It's the world that will end" ~ Ayn Rand, appearing on the 7/2/1979 broadcast of Tomorrow with Tom Snyder.

You would be shocked by the identity of the individual from whom the next message I received came. If I had not revealed who it was in the title of this post, that is. Yes, it was (the deceased) Ayn Rand. The woman who founded the evil ideology known as Objectivism. So evil that it inspired the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LeVay, who modeled his religion on it.

This message was delivered after Mrs. Rand emerged, burning, from the Lake of Fire. As per Wikipedia "in both ancient Egyptian and Christian religion, the Lake of Fire is as a place of after-death destruction of the wicked". Given that she was a truly evil woman, it was not a surprise, upon reflection, that Ayn Rand ended up there.

I was still seated at the far end of a 60 foot table, set with a rotting banquet. My host, a "Mr. Charles" (AKA the Lord of the Land of Nightmares) waved his hand, and, as if beckoned, a figure emerged from the Lake of Fire several yards behind us (a tributary of it, actually, given the fact that I was not in hell, but in the Land of Nightmares, but I digress).

The figure approached, aflame and screaming in agony. With another wave of his hand, the flames were suddenly extinguished. An ancient (but surprisingly unburnt, although completely nude) Ayn Rand pulled out a chair opposite me and took a seat.

"I desperately need a cigarette Frederick" the woman said in a Russian accent. Frederick produced a pack from inside his cloak, lit one, and placed it in the quivering hand of the jonesing nicotine addict. "This tastes so good" Rand remarked after taking a long drag. "To bad smoking is what killed you" Charles replied. "That's a load of horse manure" Rand protested. "There is zero conclusive, nonstatistical proof that smoking causes cancer".

"Yes, of course" Charles remarked sarcastically. "I think you might know who this is" Charles said, turning his head to look at me. Rand's eyes met mine, then she said "I have heard that you write nasty things about me. Things that are untrue. I do not hate poor people at all. If I were still alive I would sue you for libel, you cretinous scumbag".

The elderly Mrs Rand shook with rage as she continued. "Poor people hate themselves. They would not choose poverty is they had any respect for themselves. The poor are the lowest forms of life in existence and should be exterminated".

A few moments of silence passed. "Isn't there one other thing you wanted to tell Mr. Sanders" Charles finally said. "A reprieve from Hell for a damned soul is not something that is easily obtained". Rand, who had been silently smoking, drawing long, deep inhalations from her cigarette glanced at Charles, snuffed out her smoke in the carcass of a rotting turkey, then spoke.

"I would leap across the table and strangle this pissant to death right now if I possessed the strength" Rand hissed as she stared at me with a look of pure hate plastered on her face. "Calm yourself, Ayn", Mr. Charles remarked, looking slightly annoyed. "I am calm" Rand objected. "I'm just saying that it would bring me great pleasure to see the light go from his eyes as I choked the life out of him".

"I would be more than happy to let you do it" Charles replied. "But Dervish has protectors in high places, unfortunately". At first I was a little shaken by the fury of the angry Rand, but now I laughed. Although, remembering where I was, I stifled it and all that emerged was a single "ha". "What's that!" the Objectivist founder roared. "How dare you!". This time she did leap to her feet, but Charles blocked her with his hand.

His hand on her chest, Charles gave one of Rand's old sagging titties a squeeze, then he reached down and grabbed her by the privates. "I call this move the Trump" Charles said.

"This Trump obviously knows what women like" Rand purred, grinding her decrepit nether region against Charles' hand. If I had eaten anything recently the display would certainly have caused me to lose my lunch. It surely was a nightmare to behold.

Seeking to interrupt the two, I blurted "I guess the world didn't end on 3/6/1982, despite your belief that it would". "Very funny" Rand replied, taking a seat.

"I admit the world did not end as I thought it would. No matter. From what I hear this Trump will soon be your president. Although I hear he is elected over a woman. Obviously a dyke, as a woman should not want to be president".

"I also hear that the Trump has promised to do away with subsidies for poor maggots to obtain health care [1]. The perverse morality of altruism is the LAST thing America needs. Although Charles says a socialist dystopia is only to be averted thanks to the intervention of the Dark One".

"The Dark One? I thought you were an atheist" I replied. "There is no better cure for atheism than death" Charles chuckled softly. "Now I am done with you Dervish. Begone. And YOU", Charles said, turning to Rand. "It is time for you to live up to your claim of being an expert sword swallower". Charles rose and began tugging at a length of rope around his waist. Once removed his pants fell to the ground, revealing a burned and shriveled member.

Gagging, I looked away. "Jealous?" Charles inquired. "Now get the hell out of here. My imp will show you to the exit". I looked around and saw the devilkin motioning me to follow him. Eager to leave, I walked quickly in the direction indicated, the intense heat causing my legs to feel rubbery. I heard some sucking noises and moans of pleasure as I quickened my pace, not looking back.

Another message from another individual was delivered before I finally made it back home, but that is another tale for another time. One that will be related on this blog in due course. Also (as previously mentioned) it was quite some time before the memory of what happened during my travels in the Land of Nightmares came back to me. When I finally returned home I fell into a deep sleep and, upon awaking, retained no memory at all of the messages Charles and Rand relayed to me. Not until recently, that is.

Image: Ayn Rand burns in Hell.

[1] "The House Republican bill [the American Health Care Act] would roll back the expansion of Medicaid that has provided coverage to more than 10 million people in 31 states... [also eliminated would be the] income-based tax credits that help millions of Americans buy insurance"... (Republicans Introduce Obamacare Replacement That Leaves Much To Be Desired).

SWTD #373, MES #6.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

My Message From The Land Of Nightmares (Part 3)

For many, the American dream has become a nightmare ~ Senator Bernie Sanders. From his 7/22/2010 article No To Oligarchy.

I slipped my smartphone out of my pocket and glanced at the screen. The date according to the display was Monday, July 8, 2013. "You're not going to get any bars here" the cowled figure at the far end of the long dining table remarked, obviously annoyed. "You certainly took long enough getting him here, imp" Mr. Charles sighed, chastising his minion. "Five days I have been waiting. As you can see, the feast I prepared for you did not last".

"I apologize, sir" the imp squeaked, several maggots dropping from it's greasy jaw. "The human got lost". Charles stood and angrily shouted "that is why I sent you to guide him, you worthless devilkin!". The imp, a terrified look on it's face, jumped down from and scurried under the table.

"Please, have a seat Mr. Sanders" Charles purred, a smile replacing his snarl. He pulled out a chair and motioned me to approach. Not seeing any other choice, I sat and Mr. Charles pushed the chair forward. "There you go" he said, sitting as well. "Please have some wine" he implored, pouring a deep red liquid into a goblet in front of me. "No thank you" I said, even though my throat was parched.

"Please, I insist" Charles demanded, pushing the goblet into my hands. I looked directly into his eyes. Two black pits set deep in a horribly 3rd degree burned face. "Do not be alarmed by my appearance" Charles implored. A response to my obvious revulsion. "As you can see I am a burn victim". Charles emphasized the word "victim" and flashed his pearly whites. "It's how I died. Burned to death in a housefire".

"Now, please drink" Charles demanded, pushing the goblet up to my lips and tipping it forward. I felt as if my front teeth would snap off. Pushing harder Charles forced my jaw open and the red liquid entered my mouth. Lest I choke, I was forced to swallow. "That's more like it" Charles said satisfied. The pressure relented and he lowered the goblet to the table.

"Tastes good, right?" Charles inquired. I had to agree that it did. "Anyway, now that I have your attention, onto the reason I summoned you here". Yes, I thought. I was quite interested in why I was here. Ever since I encountered the Morpheus-kin and utilized the black orb which turned out to be some kind of transport device (which I how I ended up in this nightmare realm) I had wondered what the purpose of my trip might be.

"I have a message from my master" Charles revealed, grinning from ear to ear. Then he began to laugh. A deep guttural noise that sounded like Harvey Fierstein coughing up a furball. A feeling of dread overcame me. "What's so funny" I cautiously inquired. "You" Charles laughed. "You think your blog is making a difference. Yes, that bitch Monica told you that your destiny is to play a small but not insignificant role in the salvation of humanity".

"The Greys told me something quite similar" I reminded my host, interrupting him. "The Greys you spoke with are full of shit" Mr. Charles bellowed. "Your blog will make no difference whatsoever. The supposed dark days aren't the fake Obama scandals! The dark days will actually be much much darker".

"Much darker? What does that mean?" I whispered. "Bernie Sanders will announce a run for the presidency in 2015" Charles told me. "But he will not be the nominee. Instead the nominee will be Hillary Clinton". Charles paused, then continued. "...and she will be defeated by Donald Trump!". Charles laughed again. "No, really" he said in response to the look of disbelief on my face.

"The American people aren't that dumb" I countered. "I mean, a LOT of them are, but not enough to elect Trump". "Sorry, but you're wrong" Charles retorted. "The American people absolutely ARE that dumb. Also, the Republicans have an improved voter disenfranchisement scheme known as Interstate Crosscheck. The ballots of over 200 hundred thousand legitimate voters will not be counted".

I sat there dumbfounded, unable to process what I had just been told. "I'm not making a prediction, by the way" Charles said after a few moments of silence. The reality TV buffoon Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States". "No" was all I could say. "A Trump presidency would be a joke".

"Indeed" Charles agreed. "But still, it IS what will happen. Regardless of what you write on your inconsequential and pathetic blog, evil will triumph". At that moment a high shrill laugh emanated from under the table. It was the imp. Emerging from his hiding place the small horned creature, flapping it wings, flew up and alighted on his master's shoulder. Pointing at me he laughed. "He he he he he" the imp squealed. "Get off me, imp" Charles yelled, batting the creature away.

"Anyway, don't think for one second you can do something to stop this. The wine you drank will wipe your memory. After a nights sleep you will remember nothing of this encounter. Not until much later. But then it will be too late. Remember then what I'm telling you now. The Dark One is with Trump and Trump will be your next American president".

And, as it turned out, Charles was correct. After I left the realm of nightmares I returned to my bedchamber and fell into a deep sleep. Awakening many hours later I had no memory of what had transpired. Not of the imp or of what Mr. Charles told me about Donald Trump stealing the presidency. Not until recently. The wine Charles forced me to consume was a memory suppressant, as it turns out. It wore off eventually, but not in time for me to act on the information the Lord of the Nightmare realm had imparted.

Anyway, despite what that Freddy Krueger-esque asshole told me, I am sure the Grey aliens and the angel Monica had not misled me. And I surely am not going to believe good over evil. Which Charles had confirmed to me Donald Trump is. The Dark One had worked to insure he was installed as potus. And by the Dark One I (correctly) assume that Charles meant the Father of Lies (AKA Old Scratch) and not Vladimir Putin.

If only the suppressed memory had come back to me sooner (as opposed to 3+ years later) I might have been able to do something. Of that I am convinced. If not, then why would the Lord of the land of Nightmares have taken an interest? At the direction of Satan himself (no less)? My takeaway being that I must continue blogging and fighting against the evil forces that helped Trump to steal the White House and become another illegitimate president.

Though a much more evil one. Possibly the antichrist?? [1-2]. The extent to which his followers have been duped by this immoral man (who thinks sexual assault is something he is entitled to) convinces me more and more each day that this could be a very real possibility (check out this insane rant by one of his more deluded supporters and you'll see what I mean).


[1] According to the evil blog troll Luke Spencer (AKA Steve), because I wrote #TrumpAntichrist? as a Swash Zone comment, and "I'm thinking that Trump might be the AntiChrist" on the RNUSA blog, I am 100 percent convinced that Trump is the antiChrist. Apparently he does not understand the difference between someone asking a question and someone making a declarative statement. That, or he's a huge liar. Regarding THIS post (which most people would take as a work of fiction) Luke wrote that he believes I am a "delusional lying idiot whose last post said Trump is the ant-Christ". I assume he meant antiChrist. Unless he was referring to an insect savior.
[2] Also according to Luke (per his commentary "Dervish's Truths") I know with absolutely certainty that Donald Trump is the antiChrist. And that, when I write #trumpantichrist? (with a question mark), I am making (what I believe to be) a statement of fact. Just like I asserted it was a fact that Paul Ryan worships Satan. Even though the post is labeled as satire.

#TrumpAntichrist, #TrumpIllegitimate.

SWTD #372, MES #5.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

#TrumpDupes #2 (The Cult Of Trump)

That kind of pronouncement is typical of many cult leaders, who say that "my way is the only way, I am the only one". That was a very defining moment ~ Rick Alan Ross, America's leading cult expert, speaking about Trump's proclamation that "I alone can fix it".

Remember when Obama was president and the Right-wing complained endlessly about how much the Obama family vacations cost? They even came up with a nickname for our former FLOTUS. "Moochie" is what they called her. Also "Mooch-elle" or "Moochelle".

My suspicion is that it had something to do with Michelle Obama being Black. Remember Reagan's (imaginary) "welfare queen"? Wikipedia notes that "since then, the phrase has remained a stigmatizing label and is most often directed toward black, single mothers".

Michelle Obama wasn't a single mother, of course. But she is Black. Which is why (I'm convinced) she was labeled a "moocher". My proof? The Right doesn't seen outraged at all now that taxpayer money is being used to fund the non-work related activities of the new "first family". And, as it turns out, the amount is substantially more.

Donald Trump's family's trips have cost taxpayers nearly as much in a month as Barack Obama's cost in an entire year. The US President's three visits to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida since his presidential inauguration, combined with his sons' business trips, reportedly cost $11.3m (2/18/2017 article by Peter Walker).

12 times the mooching should equal 12 times the outrage, right? While he might not be representative of a majority on the Right, a WYD commenter who wandered on over to my blog did recently express some outrage at taxpayer money being spent on First Family expenses. Although his anger concerned money spent in 2015 for a trip that Michelle took to Koyoto.

Minnesota Fats: Rental Cars for Michelle O's Kyoto Visit Cost $78,741. GET THIS ONE! Our Former First Lady Michelle Obama's visit to a Buddhist Temple in Kyoto is costing taxpayers nearly $80,000 for rental cars ALONE! According to a government contract, that was made by our FORMER President. (2/18/2017 at 11:17am).

OK, so the story appears to be accurate. And that amount does seem very high to rent some vehicles. But, like I said, the story is from 2015. A fact MN Fats is obviously aware of. Explaining why he inserts the word "former". Which he CAPS for some reason (Obama hate, I'm guessing).

Anyway, I be willing to bet that the hypocrisy of this MN Fats fellow (someone who created his ID this month) is typical of the Right. And that racism is a factor. And I predict that the Orange grifter will likely continue to spend 12 times the money for his vacays. Not to mention the astronomical sum being spent to protect Trump Tower while his trophy wife and son live there (2 million large a day).

But (I predict), the #trumpdupes won't complain. Because Donald and fam are White. Even if his wife is a foreigner. She isn't a brown-skinned one.

And there is also the fact that their duped minds will not allow them to believe anything negative about their savior, Donald Trump.

FreeThinke: The Left is now loudly proclaiming that President Trump's trips back forth from Washington, DC to New to New York and Mar-a-Lago have so far cost us taxpayers over ELEVEN MILLION dollars [but] I'd rather bed down with a COBRA, or a starving TIGRESS than I would trust ANYTHING disseminated by the ENEMEDIA or ANY Government Agency. The truth is just not IN these people. In fact I doubt they'd be capable of recognizing the truth if it bit them on the cheek. (2/18/2017 at 3:44pm).

The "ememedia" being a portmanteau of enemy and media. Which is the narrative Trump spoonfed them.

It is clear that the belief of the #trumpdupe can NOT be shaken. Their alternate reality bubble can't be punctured. They are the the truest of true believers. Trump told them it was OK to hate the Black president, the criminal illegal immigrants and the foreigners who are stealing their jobs. In return he earned their undying loyalty and devotion.

Cult leaders are usually sociopaths, BTW. As Trump is (SWTD #370). According to criminal psychologist Robert Hare, Donald Trump displays the characteristics of a sociopathic cult leaders.

Cult leaders are considered to be authoritarian personalities who have intense feelings of inferiority, insecurity, and hostility and to compensate for this they form a group of people around them with whom they can use thought reform techniques to dominate them and to use them for financial gain.

Note that the webpage I cite above does not mention Donald Trump. Robert Hare does not identify Trump as a sociopathic cult leader. That's my connecting of the dots. Based on the fact that the characteristics of a sociopathic cult leader (as Hare lays them out) match the characteristics of Donald Trump exactly.

He is a grifter who has taken the taxpayer for 11 million SO FAR. But the theft is "fake news" according to the Tump-supporting cult member (AKA #trumpdupe). Pathetic.

The webpage "Characteristics Of A Sociopath Shown By Cult Leaders" also states that such people are also deceiving and conning, have a grandiose sense of self, display a complete lack of guilt or remorse, and are pathological liars. Among other traits. The only one that doesn't apply would be an agility with words. That's ONE ability he clearly does not possess. Big league.

SWTD #371

Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Psychopath potus (It's DJT, Not BHO)

This post concerns another internet meme found at the top of the Right-wing, Trump-supporting blog Who's Your Daddy.


(The image is from remarks Obama made in East Room of the White House on 1/5/2016 while discussing proposed gun control measures following the Sandy Hook shootings).

So, as people who've visited this blog know, the proprietor likes to change up the memes at the top of her blog regularly. This one is gone now, but it was there for a few days prior to the publication of this post. In any case... is Obama a psychopath because of the way he wiped away tears? And is this according to The Body Language of Liars by behavioral analyst Glass?

As it turns out... no. Lillian Glass says "a popular meme misconstrued one of her quotes and made assertions that aren't credible or ethical".

According to Dr. Glass, the thrust of the meme is unequivocally false. Whether folks believe President Obama's tears at the 1/5/2016 appearance were legitimate or not, the meme based on that moment in no way represents the analytical work of the body language expert to whom it is attributed. (Crocodile Jeers by Kim LaCapria. 1/7/2016 Snopes).

Also, I think it's pretty sick to suggest that President Obama's tears (in reaction to 20 small children being blown away) were fake. Anyway, as far as psychoanalysis of presidents go, my go-to guy is Dr. Justin Frank (author of Bush on the Couch & Obama on the Couch).

Regarding Obama, Dr. Frank says Obama is "an admirable and down-to-earth individual who is generally in excellent mental health". NOT a psychopath, in other words.

As for incoming pee-otus Trump? Dr. Frank confirms that the orange buffoon is 100% certified nuts (my paraphrase). "I think that he and his thin skin allows him to tune into narcissistic loss and pain. And so he can feed his audience and be fed by them" Frank said on the 12/6/2016 airing of The Thom Hartmann Program.

Justin Frank: And so one of the senses that I have psychologically of Trump's power is that he really understands how to have power, how to execute power, and how to scare people. ... His father was a very successful businessman who also scared people and bullied people. And he said the most important thing is to win. Trump competed with his older brother ... Fred Trump Jr. was just too nice a guy and easy going to be a killer. And Trump's father wanted somebody who was going to be really tough and Donald... turned out to be that kind of kid who was a fighter in school, got into fights, who was very much of a bully and didn't really believe in rules and had to be sent to military academy in order to calm down.

I think that it was also that [Fred Trump Jr's] alcoholism, part of the destruction has to do with turning their back on him because he was just a nice guy and that's what narcissistic and sadistic parents do. And the competitiveness with the brother, Donald, is what is called, and Anna Freud talks about identification with the aggressor [1+2]. If the father kicks the son, the son kicks the dog. And this is what we've got.

So, Frank is saying that Fred Trump Sr was "narcissistic and sadistic" to his brother, Fred Jr, because he was a nice guy (unlike Donald) and that Donald helped his father destroy his brother. Regarding Trump's tweeting, Frank said it shows that, unlike past presidents who acted as "father figures", Trump is "very similar to a ten-year-old child". Frank further remarks on "the danger that Trump invites because of his bombastic behavior and his incitement to hate".

Justin Frank: ...if you're a father, you have a super-ego function. You have to help your children learn about the Ten Commandments, learn about right and wrong, learn about not killing, learn about respecting other people, learning about paying attention, not coveting this and that. Trump is not that kind of person. He is not going to be a super-ego leader in this nation. He's going to be a super-ego permission giver.

So just this morning the New York One television station said that there's about a hundred and twenty percent increase in violent crimes since the election. ... Hate crimes, rather, not violent, hate crimes. I mean that's really, that has to do with a permission to hate and a permission to be destructive.

"He shouldn't be President [because] this is a person who hates reality". Compare that to Obama, who Frank described as "an admirable and down-to-earth individual". In response Thom said "now we have a child king, basically. It's like the boy king in the French court in the 17th century". Although Thom said maybe Trump is malleable. That if you flatter him perhaps he'll listen to, and be influenced by what you have to say (meaning there may be some hope).

Frank's response was that Trump is "not malleable. ...look, for 8 years Obama thought Mitch McConnell would be malleable. He's not. Trump is even less malleable".

As to whether the Orange One is a psychopath, neither Frank nor Hartmann asserts that Trump is. Because Dr. Frank, an author who practices and teaches psychoanalysis, and Hartmann, a former psychotherapist, wouldn't offer an diaginosis of psychopathy because "there is no actual diagnosis of psychopathy in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (How is psychopathy diagnosed?).

Although I would say that DJT checks off all the boxes. Among the characteristics of a psychopath we find: superficial charm, grandiose sense of self worth ("I'm really smart"), need for stimulation/prone to boredom, pathological lying, conning/manipulative, parasitic lifestyle (paid no taxes for 20 years), poor behavioral controls (tweeting), promiscuous sexual behavior (hits on women even when married), many short term relationships (3 wives), juvenile delinquency (From The Art of the Deal: "As an adolescent, I was mostly interested in creating mischief"), etc.

Yep, Donald Trump is a psychopath. My opinion, as I am not in any way qualified to make a diagnosis of anyone's mental health. But I think all the evidence says the Orange One has the "personality disorder characterized by persistent antisocial behavior, impaired empathy and remorse, and bold, disinhibited, egotistical traits". We know for sure that he is a thin skinned narcissist who is COMPELLED to lash out at every slight (often via tweet). That's proof enough to conclude that this man has some serious mental problems, I think.

Video: Thom speaks with Dr. Justin Frank on his radio program (12/6/2016) about Donald Trump (20:02).

[1] "Identification with the aggressor was first described by Anna Freud in her book The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, first published in German in 1936" (International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis. Copyright 2005 Thomson Gale).
[2] Austrian-British psychoanalyst Anna Freud (12/3/1895 to 10/9/1982) "was the 6th child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays".

SWTD #370