Boorish U.S. President

While mainstream media rhetorically and tepidly asks the question, “Did President Trump push aside a world leader?”,  I’ll simply express the obvious having watched the clip.  President Trump pushed aside the President of Montenegro in an effort position himself in what he thought was a more favorable position amongst a crowd for whatever reason was circulating in his self centered mind. Will he apologize?  You and I know he’s not big on apologies. Will the incident be shrugged off by Europeans having been witnesses to the tumult en masse via social media?   On the surface – yes but I suspect there will be a metaphorical impact which will linger as supplemental subconscious residue.

Growing Indifference Toward Infractions

I think it’s high time that attention is drawn to petty civil infractions.  This morning I’m sitting at a stop light when some imbecile ahead drops a tissue from his driver side window onto the pavement.  In Cincinnati a child lies unconscious from a bullying incident inside a school entrance.  Whether it’s spitting on the sidewalk, short cutting through private property, irresponsible driving habits, untimely texting, or impatient outbursts with service agents, incidents of intemperance and aberration are reducing our quality of life.  With every act of social selfishness and disdain for the public’s interest, we reduce ourselves to beings absent from moral consciousness.  Ultimately social fabric is weakened when the perception of fellow man loses appeal.  As bylaws go unenforced, apathy pervades and a frustration builds in the ideologue engulfed in quizzical awe of mankind’s mediocrity.

The City of Calgary will no longer incarcerate for by law enforcements.  Politicians focused on income tax receipts are blind to the potential for revenue from civil fines.  With municipal budgets overly honed on police pickup trucks and pension plans, our officers neglect to monitor our traffic intersections.  Photo radar targets the inconsequential, while drivers engage in crosswalk incursions.  Self centered unionized civil servants maybe working hard at defining their retirement but maybe less so at preserving a quality of life deserving among high tax paying citizens.

My recommendation for public officials is to get serious about convicting criminals irrespective of the severity of a crime while enacting strict monetary penalties namely the garnishment of wages.  The legal profession must do its part in processing cases in manner of time that represents common sense and affordability.  The long term effect of failing to administer justice is the degradation of a nation.

The Obvious Question in Comey’s Dismissal

Since the Deputy Press Secretary basically wiped the floor with journalists today, I’ll ask the obvious… was this Director of the FBI onto something in regard to the Russia / Trump connection which the White House came to learn leading to the firing?  Not only are there allegations that Russia interfered with the U.S. election, but Donald Trump was praising Russia during the election campaign peculiarly when Russia had recently invaded an autonomous nation while sympathizing with the Syrian Assad regime.  What is one to think?  Is it some financial interest in Russia which has had Trump adorning Vladimir Putin with praise during the election campaign?  When you fire the Director of the FBI who possesses a ten year term representative of an office needing distance from political influence, there are going to be some very serious questions that arise.  When both sides of the political aisle voice both confidence and non-confidence at various times during this man’s sensitive post and tenure, could it be that his objectivity in alignment with a purpose of national security was executed dutifully in the face of political pressure?  When nobody is happy with a man operating with such responsibility, it frankly leaves me comforted.  Upon witnessing the immature bully like behavior of this President of the United States during the election campaign, I would not put it past him to fire the Director of the FBI for fear of potential reprisals arising from actions undertaken by a smart man doing his job.  If you behave like a moron, don’t be surprised if people question your capacity for leading the free world with responsible unselfish decisions.