Trumps gigantic blunders BEFORE he gets into office.

By Patricia Moloney Dugas

As an anti-bombast reporter, my prayers were answered when Trump threw a bomb at China by accepting a phone call from the president of Taiwan!  Pure fodder for any reporter waiting for this narcissistic bombast to provide every reason of proof why America failed to heed the obvious warnings, that this man is in no way qualified to be president of the United States of America and leader of the Free World.  Not only not qualified but possibly even dangerous to the stability of that very same Free World.

In 48 hours, this clumsy impostor created three, not one or two, but three major international blunders — internationally televised and watched worldwide, as Trump ingratiated himself with known hostile anti-American leaders.

Blunder No. 2, “Donald Trump’s Phone Conversation With the Leader of Pakistan Was Reckless” and Bizarre. “The U.S. President-elect’s ill-considered words could have serious regional and global consequences” reported by Reuters.

Blunder No. 3, Trump invited the anti-American, crude, vulgar president of the Philippines to his White House. Reuters

Ah, but Mega-Blunder No. 1!  A reporter’s dream catastrophe to write about. Trump started his foreign policy efforts by throwing a live grenade at the second most powerful nation on earth, China!  It is reported he has refused any Intelligent Briefings from the existing administration, so, on his own, he accepts a call from the president of Taiwan. Accepting the call, a deliberate affront to mainland China, the bungler that he is, has set up a firestorm of international relations – again – all over the globe!

Was this a 4th grade blunder, executed out of ignorance, an immature naiveté, or indeed, was he intending to stomp his foot and start WWIII?  Look world, Trump is here! Curiously, he has selected a number of military generals for his cabinet, so even though he claims to be “smarter that all the generals,” they can help him wage war and punch out the lights of China to start with!  If you are going to show the world how strong you are, just start at the top – China!  Is Trump a fool – or does this way-out-of-bounds compulsive really believe he is showing the world the new way of doing ‘business’ with a Trump.  (Will the outcome be settled on the Sunday Morning Talk shows? Shall we let the biased media decide the fate of America – again?)

No matter what his motivation was, this is an all-points disaster. Ignorance or ego-enhancing gullibility will not suffice to appease all the world nations that are watching his every move;  his use of self-absorbed, reactionary Tweets; his gold-encrusted Trump Tower private broadcasts; or his embarrassingly complicit media spokespersons spinning his fables?

There is no way America can win this one. Unless… we gather up our honor and integrity and have him removed before he does serious harm to all we cherish as American.

This reporter is in no way “pleased as punch” that all the published protestations on my website,, and my Twitter account; @PatriciaMDugas have proven on-target, but that my efforts to protect America from itself are being validated – every day.

Pat Dugas, Freelance Journalist


Twitter: @PatriciaMDugas



Our Failed Congress Can Come Out of the Dark Now

Has the failed Republican Congress decided it’s okay to come out of the dark and begin to operate as the duly elected servants of the people again, now that a (stained)  Republican has gained the presidency ?

Shame on them for failing to perform their duty for the 8-year Democratic presidency of Obama to help him recover from the 2008 financial disaster. He was left to do it himself.

 Shame on our failed Congress that created the atmosphere of destructive  social disillusionment and despair that opened the door for a snake-oil salesman to take over the presidency. Promise them anything….?

Put the blame for a “failed America” where it belongs – on the recalcitrant Congress of our elected leaders, chosen to protect and serve us.

Shame on all of them in Congress who refused to speak out on this terrible travesty.  

Has a duly elected two-party system irrevocably failed?

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer


Who Else to Blame for this Electoral Disaster?

Who else is to blame for this election disaster – putting a snake oil salesman in the White House?

 First, the unconscionable, failed Republican Congress that refused to help our nation out of a severe financial crisis. Obama had to do it by himself.

Second, the complicit media that created this reality TV charlatan.

But, third, add to those villains, the 43% that didn’t vote at all. Almost half of the eligible voters stayed silent and let America be shamed world-wide.

Shame on all of you with no convictions to help your country dismiss this buffoon, and cleanse the path to the White House for someone who was, at least, qualified to serve – even after being viciously crucified by the consummate political liar, Donald Trump.  And you believed his terrible lies and exaggerations because YOU WANTED TO.  You wanted his false promises. The heart of America remained silent.

You who did no vote may rue the day you allowed this ego hungry narcissist to upset the balance of the world as well as our country – trying to “Shake Things Up” just because you were “dissatisfied” with the mess our Republican Congress dishonorably created for us.

It’s a shame you didn’t bother to stay away from fallacious, biased television coverage to do your own soul-searching and research to at least be honorable enough to vote in the preliminaries for a real Republican that should have been selected instead of the buffoon.

You may very well rue the day.


Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer in Palm Springs, California

The Buffoon visits the White House

Trump, sitting like a lump with Obama in the White House: “It’s an honor to be with you” he said to Obama – after totally vilifying him for two years. Trump sat like a pouting child in the presence of Obama – classless – totally out of place.

Now that he has won the presidency by outrageous, unprofessional, destructive tactics, he is determined to take apart all that Obama has accomplished. Trump is an evil liar/cheater- saying anything that helps him destroy anyone in his path.  Half of America is terrified at what he will do to them.

When the world must come together, he wants to slam the doors on all other nations – unless they appease him.   Abandon the Middle East.  Cozy up to Putin.  Go to war with the China economy. Drive out all his disapproved ethnicities.  The country in his vengeful hands may prove to be a disaster to our American Dream.

We have been trumped by a buffoon on a reality TV holiday.


Our failed Congress is to blame for this increasingly treacherous electoral disaster. Their failure  to protect & to serve  has turned the mood of the country from disillusionment to despair, resentment, and worst of all, rabid radicalism.

Those we have sent to Congress have turned their backs on us, refusing to do their job for subversive, partisan reasons that have brought our government to the brink of destruction. The two-party system has ceased to work and this rebellion may have changed the balance of power in America forever.  It may never work again.

This opens the door for radicals like Trump to poison the very core of our Democracy.

Our founding fathers are turning in their graves.

The stalemate of the Republican Congress has created this ‘Republican’ monster who now claims the White House so that he can lock up the country, turn against our cherished NATO partners, drive out ethnic citizens he deems intrusive and destructive, build foolish walls, alienate anyone in his way, along with the bizarre promises coming out of his treacherous mouth. He has turned against the free press that has been our salvation from tyranny, condemning them all as biased and conspiratorial – helping to ‘rig the election’ against him.

Heaven knows what this out-of-control tyrant will do and say before he is roundly defeated – having torn the country asunder, with the support of the unconscionable media. More seriously, Heaven knows what will happen to the rabid rabble that is waiting for him to disassemble America.

Will the Republican Party have the courage to stop this?  Are they too late to stop the terrible mistakes they are making with this wretched candidate?

God help us, and God help America.


Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer



By Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer

AM I MISSING SOMETHING HERE?  San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick, at a pre-season football game, defiantly sat down during the playing of the National Anthem instead of standing at attention, with his hand over his heart, honoring the American flag, the military, and the U.S. of A.  Was it his intention to blame all America for the abuses happening in the Black and minority communities? 

ARE THEY MISSING SOMETHING HERE?  Is this growing national protest supposed to make America feel more kindly toward Black issues?   Will the non-racial Americans be pleased to be called racists?  Is Kaepernick’s message all the more damaging when the only solution to all of this lies elsewhere? 

WHAT I AM NOT MISSING:   No amount of sporting protests will fix this.

There is only one solution to all minorities left behind. Not racist backlash.  Only education. Super education! Technical & Trade Education.  Sociological Education! In damaged public schools?  Long before this. It is imperative the parent/s, relatives, grandparents, aunties, neighbors, the church community, whoever is raising these babies must teach them to count their fingers and toes. This is math. Learning letters — if no books, teach them the letters on the cereal box. Make words for the very, very young. Teach them to read long before they go to bad schools. Enliven their curiosity. Read books about the incredible planet, universe, science, and the wonders outside their world. Make literature and science come alive. Again, teach the very, very young to hunger for more learning – because it is their only ticket out of poverty.

 Don’t tell them they are deprived and the hated government doesn’t care about them; instill in each little mind a desire to read and learn as a doorway to success in a career and prosperity. It is the responsibility of all in their own community. 

THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT FIX THESE WRONGS:   Absentee fathers, single-parent and broken homes, abuse, alcohol, drugs, gangs, guns, and crime – brother against brother. These communities themselves must decide this is where the problem lies and have the courage to come together, enliven the male community, police their own schools, neighborhoods, and each other. Tell the government what they need for schools.  Badger local organizations and businesses, state & local school systems, enlist the help of pastors and priests, demand good education because it is the only way to heal these cities and reverse the atmosphere of despair.

Develop neighborhood pre-school learning centers, not baby-sitters, but using aspiring teacher students, church people, retirees, the elderly to help.  Teaching art, reading, math, and social skills to two & three year olds is possible!

THOSE WHO RAISE THEIR FIST IN ANGER – should go into the black community and tell their young men, often fatherless themselves, there is a better way. Revitalize the image of black males.  Bring the Black community into mainstream America. 

Major Black athletes and leaders could make such a difference if only they would wake up and take responsibility by helping to make this happen.  Schools and  involved communities is the only road. 

Instead of demonstrations that only turn off the public you are attempting to blame, enlist the help of the white community to show your sincerity in changing the core of your neighborhoods instead of blaming them for the plight of these desperate cities. Share photographs of the existing conditions. Shame the Federal and State governments, community leaders, and the arrogant media. You can make it happen.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer and my Twitter @artrician

The Jangled Star Spangled

The Jangled Star Spangled

By Patricia Moloney Dugas

It would seem to be a good thing to start sporting events with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. It is restorative to all – standing together, with flags and honor guards, saluting our military and the United States of America.

For that very reason, I bring attention to the growing abuse of this, our National Anthem. The choice of celeb’s seems to have precipitated a competition as to who can out-jazz the others. Some of their modernized renditions border on the irreverent if not sacrilegious. Francis Scott Key would never recognize these varied vibratos being bellowed through half-swallowed microphones – often off-Key, so to speak.

Why is this so? The crowd is already primed for pugilism; team spirit, tail-gating, and primed with libations.  The solemnity of the moment is lost – often interrupted by the howling of the crowd during the final stanzas – as much as to say, “Let’s get on with the game!”

I am not recommending that we do away with The National Anthem, but let’s substitute something else – maybe “God Bless America” for sporting events. There can be a ‘star’ celebrity leading the song, but we can all join in the singing, and the idea of asking “God” to bless all of us together seems – rather nice.

Let’s leave the Anthem for solemn occasions; the Olympics, presidential, funereal, and military state of affairs. It was never intended for football.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer in Palm Springs