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I Didn’t Mean To Lie, But I Did Anyway!

I Didn’t Mean To Lie, But I Did Anyway!

One of my Facebook friends recently posted a yet seemingly simple, but ultimately complex question. “Can any of my genius friends explain to me what, “I didn’t MEAN to lie” means? I’m kinda lost”

Actually, this is a really interesting question. Of course this begs the question, Why do people lie anyway? and who the hell cares?

One of the most interesting replies to her question was, “I didn’t mean for you to pay attention to the details of what I said….so as I was storytelling some extra colorful (and fictitious) portions were added. I then repeated it to myself enough times that I came to believe my fabricated version, thus it became MY truth, and therefore, when conveyed to you I believed it as fact. So, I may have TECHNICALLY lied, but it was an accident”

Now, this is a perfect explanation of the type of lies that your average Trumpian Republican politician tells us on a daily basis. You know who I’m talking about, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Paul Ryan, and Donald Trump and a host of other Trump minions.

Here’s a fun fact. Did you know that Kellyanne Conway was the very first person who while in the middle of lying on the air (During Meet the Press) actually coined the term “Alternative Facts” to justify her lies? Yes it’s true.

I find these type of lies to be more entertainment than lies. Turn on the Sunday news shows when they have Trump surrogates, break out the popcorn and beer. Who the hell cares that these shows start at 9:00 AM, alcohol is definitely called for. I mean seriously, you have to suspend reality as much as possible to actually listen to these people.

I will say that Sean Spicer has a lot more fortitude than me. Just imagine, this guy goes out in front of the White House press corp every single day and lies his ass off. I am not talking about those kind of lies that anybody can confirm, or even care about.

Like when someone asks how you got that scar on your arm and you relate how when you were in the 3rd grade the neighbor’s German Shepard dog, Rex, got out of his yard and attacked you. When in reality you were jealous of  your Grandmothers beloved miniature Chihuahua, Tinkerbell, and kept pulling it’s tail when it was sleeping, and it turned around and bit you with those little needle teeth. And furthermore, you fucking deserved it because you were just a little brat who exhibited animal cruelty from an early age. You may have grown up to be  a serial killer as far as I know.

But, I digress…

Sean Spicer is forced to go out everyday on the international stage and lies through his teeth about issues that everyone knows he’s lying about. You don’t even have to Google it, it’s that obvious. And, he even says them with a straight face.

I mean seriously, the only people who actually believe his word vomit are the uneducated and deplorable Trump supporters. Everyone else, not so much. Actually, not at all.

Now, if that was me, I would snap after the second or third time that Trump sent me out there to lie like that. Seriously, Suddenly without warning I would just snap and say, Fuck It! I’m outta here.  Anything you want to know about the lying motherfucker Donald Trump, nows the time as I’m pretty sure that we have about two minutes before I’m escorted out of the building. I’m available for exclusive interviews starting tomorrow. Fuck You Trump, and I hope you rot in hell. (Mic Drop!!!)

At least my conscience would be clear, I’d do it in a heartbeat and never look back. Besides, I figure that would increase my 15 minutes of fame to at least 30-45 minutes, Maybe an hour, if I played my cards right.

Of course, there are different magnitudes of lying. Some forms of lying may be appropriate some are not. If your spouse asks you something you should always tell the truth as that’s what relationships are based upon, telling the truth. Honesty is always the best policy when it comes to your loved ones.

Certainly, people lie about why they can’t make it into work, on a Monday morning when they are too hung over to get out of bed. People also tell “White Lies” to make people feel better about themselves or others.

People lie about their past, their relationships, what they did over the weekend and a multitude of other reasons. People lie about their motivations, to increase their status wits with coworkers, bosses, friends and even complete strangers.

There is on situation where lying is expected, as a matter of fact, it’s actually protocol to do so. When you arrive at work and you greet your co-workers and ask them, How are you doing?” it is expected that they say something like, good, or OK, or some other affirmative response. Never, is it OK for them to stop and start telling you about how their dog died, their Uncle passed away, or describe any other tragedy before you have even had a chance to finish your coffee yet.

We should take with a grain of salt anything anyone tells us, not because that they are lying, but because their perceived reality may be different from our own. That’s just how life is.

Personally, I have always believed that honesty is the best policy as I never have to keep track of what I have told one person vs. another. It certainly makes life easier for me, anyway.

So how did I respond to my friend’s Facebook post? I replied, ” It mean’s that they are lying about lying, but their still lying when they say that they didn’t mean it about lying”.

You see, as a writer I lie all the time, As a matter of fact I’m lying right now.


As Always,

I Am…..

Thomas Dyson

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Trump as President? The Only Possible Explanation Is That I Have Been Transported To Some Sort of Dystopian Alternate Reality?

Trump as President? The Only Possible Explanation Is That I Have Been Transported To Some Sort of Dystopian Alternate Reality?

Mere words cannot express how everything is just somehow so much the same, but on the other hand so very wrong.  I have no idea how I came to be here, but I do know where I have come from.

You see, I was born in 1958, in the real United States of America, not this bizarre alternate United States where our basic values and ideals have been twisted and turned upside down.

I was born in Southern California to politically conservative parents right at the beginning of a period of radical political change. Of course, as an infant and an as a small child, I was not aware that the 1950’s nuclear age of; My Three Sons, Donna Reed, Leave it to Beaver, was rapidly drawing to a close. The radical 1960’s were rapidly coming upon us and my liberal political awakening was about to begin.

January 20, 1961. John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States. Although I do not remember the moment when he was elected, I am absolutely certain that he left a major impression on my young impressionable mind.

“Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans” JFK 01/20/1961.  I was part of that new generation of Americans. The world was changing fast, I watched it all on the 6:00 News. I may not have understood everything, but rest assured, I was soaking it all in.

In 1963 Martin Luther King gave his amazing “I have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. This was an epic event in mankind. The civil rights movement was in full swing. For me, everyone was equal as long as you were nor trying to take my toys.

John F Kennedy was eventually assassinated on November 22, 1963.  Honestly, I don’t recall if I remember this from when it actually happened, or from seeing it repeated over and over as I grew up. However, this tragic event certainly made a huge impression on me.

At about this same time music was radically changing as well, music has always made a huge impression one me. One of my favourite bands to this day came out with this song in 1964.

You have to understand, from what came before this was really radical material.

Then came 1965, I was 7 years old. Bob Dylan came out with Like a Rolling Stone.

The Vietnam war was raging on, we watched all the killing every night on the 6:00 News.

1968, by this time I was 10 tears old and fully aware of my surroundings. The Vietnam War, The Cold War, Anti-War Protests, Equal Rights, Women’s Rights, Black power, Civil Rights, Gay Rights, Riots, Protests, Animal Rights, SLA and Patty Hurst, Eco-Terrorism, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Marijuana, LSD, and especially my friends older sister who lived across the street.

As a 10-year-old boy, I still can vividly remember my friend’s 18-year-old sister who used to dress in a halter top (bra-less) and short, short, pink hot pants. It’s funny the things you remember decades later.  Everything else going on all around me,  politically and socially, was perfectly normal and I accepted it for what it was.

But my friend’s bra-less sister with the hot pants really stands out. Maybe it was just hormones. I assume this is the moment that I realized that I was a heterosexual, not that there is anything wrong with being anything else.

By 1969 we had already successfully landed men on the moon, and brought them back home safely, Martin Luther King had previously been assassinated as well as Robert Kennedy. The entire world was in turmoil. But, I can safely say that by now, my core beliefs, politics, and philosophy about life and everything was born, nurtured, and grew into what I am today.

Flash forward to 1976, I was 18 years old and was able to vote for the very first time. I proudly voted for Jimmy Carter (D). As a proud liberal and a Democrat, I have never looked back.

Next, there was Ronald “Raygun” Reagan (R) who destroyed the economy with his massive tax cuts and supply side economics. It was perfectly clear to me that by Reagan’s 2nd term he no longer had the facility to run the country and everything was actually being run by his aides and the cabinet.

Next, came George HW Bush (R), a one-term President who didn’t do very much one way or the other. After that came two terms of Bill Clinton (D), a morally bankrupt, but economically effective President who actually sold out a lot of Democratic core values.

Of course, who could ever forget our next two-term  President, George W. Bush (R)?  GW Bush, got us into an illegal war in Iraq that was never paid for, introduced torture that is against the Geneva convention and destroyed the U.S. economy with his zeal for non-regulation of the financial industry.

And then, a little known Senator Barack Obama (D) was elected President in 2009. President Obama, a slightly center-left Democrat saved the economy from the worst economic recession since the great depression. President Obama’s 28 greatest accomplishments include:

1 – Rescued the country from the Great Recession, cutting the unemployment rate from 10% to 4.7% over six years

2 – Signed the Affordable Care Act which provided health insurance to over 20 million uninsured Americans

3 – Ended the war in Iraq

4 – Ordered for the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden

5 – Passed the $787 billion America Recovery and Reinvestment Act to spur economic growth during the Great Recession

6 – Supported the LGBT community’s fight for marriage equality

7 – Commuted the sentences of nearly 1200 drug offenders to reverse “unjust and outdated prison sentences”

8 – Saved the U.S. auto industry

9 – Helped put the U.S. on track for energy independence by 2020

10 – Began the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan

11 – Signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals allowing as many as 5 million people living in the U.S. illegally to avoid deportation and receive work permits

12 –Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to re-regulate the financial sector

13 – Dropped the veteran homeless rate by 50 percent

14 – Reversed Bush-era torture policies

15 – Began the process of normalizing relations with Cuba

16 – Increased Department of Veteran Affairs funding

17 – Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act

18 – Boosted fuel efficiency standards for cars

19 – Improved school nutrition with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act

20 – Repealed the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy

21 – Signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, making it a federal crime to assault anyone based on sexual or gender identification

22 – Helped negotiate the landmark Iran Nuclear Deal

23 – He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to combat pay discrimination against women

24 – Nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, making her the first Hispanic ever to serve as a justice

25 – Supported veterans through a $78 billion tuition assistance GI bill

26 – Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”

27 – Launched My Brother’s Keeper, a White House initiative designed to help young minorities achieve their full potential

28 – Expanded embryonic stem cell research leading to groundbreaking work in areas including spinal injury treatment and cancer

(Obama’s 28 greatest accomplishments courtesy of

We were finally on the right track. Things were moving forward and we finally had a President that was; intelligent, honest, a great family man, and was a great leader that we could all be proud of.

November 7, 2016, everything went wrong. Everything was fine the day before, and then on election night, 2016 when I woke up the next morning, I realized that I had suddenly been transported to some sort of dystopian alternate reality where the impossible had actually happened.

Somehow, I was transported into a reality where a reality TV star, real estate developer who bragged about grabbing women’s pussies, incited violence against African-Americans, advocated banning Muslims from entering the country, quite possibly colluded with the Russians to hack the U.S. election, is delusional, and lies literally all the time. Trump also fired the FBI Director who was actively was investing the Russian hacking. And this is just a small sampling of all the bizarre things he has said and done. And don’t get me started on his Twitter rants. All this in only his first three months in office.

(Keep in mind that this video is over three months old. There are a lot more bizarre rants since then.)

And, this is just a small sampling of all the bizarre things he has said and done. And don’t get me started on his Twitter rants. All this in only his first three months in office.

Donald Trump

This is the world where somehow this is all OK.  This minority elected President seems to be able to hold onto his 30% base of supporters no matter what he says or does. I mean most of the people around me seem to be the same as they ever were. My home, loved ones, job, co-workers, dog, family, and neighbor’s still seem to be the same as always. There are some subtle differences though.

A few of my friends have mysteriously become Trump supporters. I found this really weird as these are really smart people and suddenly, they have drunk the kool-aid and now support a xenophobic, bigoted, racist, authoritarian, misogynist. How is this even possible?

The other subtle cues that this is some sort of dystopian alternate reality is the fact that racist hate crimes and racism are on the rise and seem to be the norm in this reality, bigotry seems to have become normal behaviour. The uneducated and deplorable are the ones calling all the shots politically as well as socially. Political correctness has broken down and in this alternate reality, America is on the decline.

How did I get here, thrust into this bizarre alternate dystopian reality?  I have no idea. How do I get back to the real United States of America, to my own timeline and reality, where we have a normal government and a real President who actually cares about all the American People? A President who has integrity, honesty, and the intelligence to lead all Americans not just the minority who voted for him?

Right now, I have no idea how I will get back to my own reality, but I will keep trying every waking moment, every single day. Somehow, someday, I will get back to where I belong.

I still believe in the America that I grew up in. Sure, we had huge societal issues, but we worked together to overcome them. Everyone worked together to make the world a better place.

Nightmares can’t last forever, can they?


As Always,

I Am…..

Thomas Dyson


This News Commentary is an original article by; Thomas Dyson.


The Orange Cheeto Dictator Continues To Systematically Dismantle everything Obama ever Did!

The Orange Cheeto Dictator Continues To Systematically Dismantle everything Obama ever Did! 

Why isn’t everybody talking about this? The Orange Cheeto Dictator continues to dismantle everything President Obama ever did, regardless of how beneficial it was to the American people.

It is perfectly clear to me that The Orange Cheeto Dictator, hates former President Obama with “extreme prejudice”.  I mean seriously, lets just look at the facts:

For almost eight years The Orange Cheeto Dictator promoted the “Birther theory” nonsense against President Obama. This bizarre conspiracy theory that President Obama was not an actual “Natural Born”American Citizen” and thus not a legitimate President has been disproven by virtually everyone.

In the video above Cheeto Dictator goes on and on about how Obama only produced a “certificate of live birth” and it has no signature, etc., etc. Well let me tell you when I was going to travel to London in 1990, I had to get a copy of my certified birth certificate. This was only because the U.S. Govt no longer accepted my original birth certificate, the one that has my mothers thumb prints as well as my little footprints. This birth original certificate was hand signed by the doctor and even has a raised and embossed seal from the hospital where I was born.

I sent a request to the State of California for a certified certificate of birth. Hell, I didn’t even get a “Certificate of live birth, what I received was a “Certified Abstract of Birth” there was no signatures, or raised and embossed seal, not anything. But strangely, this was more than enough proof for citizenship for the United States Passport Office to issue me an official U.S. Passport.

Not to mention the fact that President Obama produced his “Long Form” birth certificate, which should have put this nonsense to rest once and for all. But it didn’t. Of course we would have to totally ignore the fact that President Obama served on the Senate Intelligence Committee and passed a deep background check, or the fact that the Shadow Government or maybe The Illuminati, had enough foresight to plant not one, but two, birth announcements in local newspapers announcing President Obama’s birth in the State of Hawaii in 1961. Talk about long term planning to make Barack Obama, President of the United States decades later.

This is the moment that I believe that The Orange Cheeto Dictator totally lost his mind and made it his mission in life to destroy President Obama’s legacy. This moment occurred on April 30, 2011 at the White House Correspondents Dinner, where Obama roasted  Donald Trump.

I believe that this was the exact moment when the now, President Orange Cheeto Dictator had his psychotic break from reality and made it his mission in life to destroy President Obama, and everything he stood for.

Now, that The Orange Cheeto Dictator was elected by a minority of morons, with the help of racists, bigots,and white supremacists, he has begun the systematic destruction of everything Obama ever stood for, and this is just is first 100 days.

Let’s take a look at a sample of what he’s done so far…

(This official timeline was originally published in the

Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal Instructs the Department of Health and Human Services to interpret the Affordable Care Act with discretion.

I guess we can ignore the fact that Republicans sued and won a dismantling a key provision of the Affordable care act and not to mention that the nation has the lowest rate of uninsured in the nations history.Can the Affordable care Act be tweaked to address the issues, certainly. But, the Orange Cheeto Dictator, doesn’t care.

Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects. Calls for expediting construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. The Orange Cheeto Dictator shows no regard for what the public or Indian Tribes feel about this issue.

Enhancing Public Safety In The Interior Of The United States. Calls for a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities. First of all, there is no definition of sanctuary cities.

If you mean that cities or States refuse to hold a person that has been acquitted of all charges against them, and the U.S. Gov’t wants these individuals held without charges after they have been found not guilty of all charges of all charges against them, under our Constitution, they have to be released right away. By following the law, are releasing people who do not have any “judicial warrants” issued in order to hold them in custody, then certainly theses must be sanctuary cities. Who knew that following the U.S. Constitution was so complicated?

Border Security And Immigration Enforcement Improvements. Calls for the construction of a wall along the United States’ border with Mexico. 

Seriously??? If you really believe that we are going to big a big beautiful wall across 1,700 miles of our Southern border and Mexico’s actually going to pay for it, then you are as crazy as The Orange Cheeto Dictator. To quote Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico, “We are not ever going to pay for a fucking wall”.  That about sums it up. Although, that doe’s not stop the Trumpian Orange Cheeto Dictator’s followers from believing it. It is actually kind of said that someone would take advantage of those who do not suffer from the ravages of intelligence, but the Orange Cheeto Dictator doe’s all the time. There really should be a law to stop this abuse. Of course, this doe’s not address those pesky Canadians along out Northern border either. After all, everyone knows that it is actually the Canadians that are the root cause of all our problems.

Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States. Restricts entry to the U.S. for passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries and halts entry for refugees for 120 days. 

This is the moment when the Orange Cheeto Dictator learned that he doe’s not have absolute power. There are those pesky things like the Democrats, the Congress, and the especially the Federal Courts, who are sworn to uphold the United States Constitution. There is this thing in the law called “intent” in which the courts base their decisions on. Who knew that if you create something called a “Travel Ban” that they could use your words against you when you were calling it a “Muslim Bam”?  Not one, or two, but three Federal Courts ruled against him because of this one interview. A rose by another name is still a rose.

Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers Instructs the Department of Justice to form a task force focused on reducing crime against law enforcement officers.

This is nothing more than cover for the racist Attorney General, Jeffrey Sessions to carry out his agenda. This order marginalize movements like Black Lives Matter, and doe’s nothing to get to the root cause of why Police Officers are attacked in the first place. There is a serious malignant cancer in any society where if you are black, hispanic or any other minority where your life could be in serious danger just because you were pulled over by Law Enforcement. I predict many more protests and civil actions before it gets any better. It’s really sad that The Orange Cheeto Dictator has to do everything the hard way, when the simple solutions are perfectly clear.

Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the Waters of the United States Rule. Instructs the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to review and reconsider an Obama-era clean water rule that clarifies which waterways should be protected under the Clean Water Act.

This is an environmental outrage, sure lets allow coal mining to dump tailings into streams, or Hey, whatever you want.  Let’s loom at the basic nature of water, Hey, I like clean water, who doesn’t?  If you pollute a small stream, it eventually flows into a river and eventually the ocean, bays, or whatever. This entire idea is insane!

Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders. Revokes President Obama’s executive orders on fair pay and workplace regulations. 

Dave Jamison at The Huffington Post put it perfectly; “Repealing a regulation that had encouraged federal contractors to follow labor laws. Under the Obama-era rule, companies with an egregious record of violating wage and safety laws would lose their government contracts if they didn’t come into compliance. The idea behind the rule was to make sure unscrupulous employers didn’t receive taxpayer dollars.” WTF, is wrong with this? I mean seriously, who other that the Republicans and The Orange Cheeto Dictator could possibly find fault with only hiring contractors that followed fair labor and wage practices? Do you think that the Trumpian supporters are starting to realize that they have been conned? Most likely not, and the uneducated and deplorable, will believe anything until they crash head on into reality. But unfortunately, it is too late for them.

Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education. Seeks to reduce federal intervention in education by ordering the Department of Education to review regulations and determine if they overstep the federal government’s authority. 

Here is where the Great Orange Cheeto Dictator has definitely drank the Kool -Aid and jumped off the cliff. of rationality. How many times have you heard the stories about the wingnut States that want to start teaching creationism? or How about the Texas School Board that tries to re-write history?  Here’s a golden opportunity to raise an entire generation of idiots.

Seriously, without Federal education standards, several of the Bible Belt States would be teaching this in public schools.

Really? The earth is only 6,000 years old and Noah’s arc included dinosaurs? Just imagine growing up being taught this pseudoscience and then trying to get into Harvard, Yale, Princeton or any other major University. Believe me it would happen.

Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy. Instructs the Department of the Interior to review regulations for offshore drilling. 

Am I the only fucking person that remembers the disastrous BP Oil spill? Seriously! That’s all I have to say about this.

And now, the ultimate Orange Cheeto Dictator fopah. (Or for anybody else on the planet this would be considered a suicidal career move) The Orange Cheeto Dictator abruptly fired the FBI Director James Comey who was smack in the middle of an active investigation of the Trump Administration for collusion with the Russians and the Russian hacking of our 2016 election.

In a delusional throwback to Trump’s Apprentice Show, reality TV days, where he could fire anybody at will and without any possible recourse, The Orange Cheeto Dictator fired James Comey by using some bullshit excuse about how Comey handled Hillary Clinton’s email investigation.

Really? Just how stupid doe’s The Orange Cheeto Dictator think we are? Was the FBI Director ready to issue subpoenas or warrants in the case?  What did Director Comey know that Trump wants to squash or interfere with? Believe me I am no fan of James Comey. He without a doubt caused Hillary Clinton to lose the election with his late October surprise.  If The Cheeto Dictator really had a problem with how Comey handled the Clinton email investigation he would have done it on January 20th.

There are a lot of misconceptions out there. This is not “technically” a constitutional crisis. The President has every right and legal authority to fire the FBI Director for  cause. However, there is a such thing as “societal norms regarding the U.S. Constitution” These societal norms have now been violated. Believe me, these societal norms will re-assert themselves with a vengeance. They always do.

I have no doubt whatsoever, that The Orange Cheeto Dictator will either resign, be impeached or even better yet, be removed as un fit under the 25th amendment. The 25th amendment option would be the ultimate humiliation for this thin skinned, lying, sociopathic authoritarian dictator to suffer. Just imagine how he would react after being removed from office on the grounds that he was unfit to serve as President?

The Orange Cheeto Dictator may try to undo everything that President Obama ever did, but he will ultimately fail. President was an honest, highly intelligent human being, who truly cared about everyone.

You see, Trump cannot erase President Obama, the man, his legacy, his ideals, honesty, or integrity, and especially the millions of activists and voters he inspired. These shall live on no matter what The Orange Cheeto Dictator says or does.

President Obama and his family served with class, humility, and so much more, and made all of us proud as a nation. History will look back fondly on President Obama’s eight years in office. The Orange Cheeto Dictator, Not So Much!


As Always,

I am…..

THomas Dyson


This essay is an original work of News Commentary, and Satire by; Thomas Dyson.

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