THANK THE HEAVENS THE SWAMP IS PUNCHING-OUT PRESIDENT TRUMP:
With all the Conservative Euphoria Surrounding the Newly Minted President Trump, and the Huge Expectations that he would Drain The Swamp, I had more than just a few Reservations that this was NOT going to happen, since in President Trump’s Prior Business Life, he Swam FREELY and Successfully in the Swamp.
And most of the Swamp Creatures were his Friends, Associates, or Hanger’s-On, whom he could “BRIBE” with a few Campaign Dollars during Election Seasons.
BUT NOW . . . THAT THE SWAMP IS FIGHTING BACK – IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY:
ALL OF A SUDDEN . . . all those People President Trump Relied On As His “Friends” have turned out to be not whom the President thought they were. I believe that President Trump has finally discovered that he OVERESTIMATED his original Warriors in this VERY REAL WAR to Win America Back from the Enemy-From-Within for the American People.
HAD THE SWAMP SIMPLY PLAYED ALONG TO GET ALONG . . .
Had President Trump simply PRETENDED to go through the Motions of living up to his Election Promises, the way all Politicians do, the United States of America would have simply Continued to Limp Along to its Day of Socialist One-World-Order Armageddon, and everyone would have Marched Blissfully In-Lock-Step.
But President Trump made the Unholy Error of taking his Election Promises LITERALLY, and went about actually Governing . . . OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE & FOR THE PEOPLE . . . which the Swamp couldn’t handle – SO THE SWAMP FOUGHT BACK . . .
AND HERE COMES “THE MOOCH” – ANTHONY (TONY) SCARAMUCCI:
I’ve known GUYS like Anthony Scaramucci my whole life. They are so FULL OF THEMSELVES, that the Most Important Thing in their Existence is Standing Out, Making themselves BIGGER than Life . . . AND WINNING!
I don’t Care if it’s on the Jersey Shore, the Bronx, or Little Italy in Montreal, you don’t Screw with a Swaggering Italian Stallion, whom his Friends AFFECTIONATELY call the “MOOCH” or any other such Moniker.
I’ve know and have been friends with Italian Guys like the “MOOCH”, and let me tell you from First Hand Knowledge, guys like the “MOOCH” are Smart, Tough, Driven, LOYAL and would SOONER DIE THAN LOSE.
My Parents’ Closest Friends as I was growing up in near Poverty, were the Antonio’s. And when we were in their House, we were Family. And nothing else mattered. And that Impression of an Italian Family and Friends is so imbedded within me, that this is the only way I can see Italians.
I FIRED OUR ENTIRE ART STAFF . . . at our Advertising Agency because they were not doing their Job. These were young people who were VERY-WELL paid, who were Stealing Supplies from our Inventory, and were doing more “Jobs” on the Side with our Time and Resources, than they were doing for us.
SO I FIRED THEM . . . and in their place, we Hired an Italian Artist (Ed Meloso) as a Contractor, who worked in our offices, who was more or less Starting Out as a Commercial Media Designer.
I Traded Ed the use of all our Equipment, Space, Light, Heat, Electricity, Insurance, Telephones, Fax Machine . . . ETC – where he did his own Jobs when he was not doing ours.
And Within A Few Weeks . . . Meloso brought in his Italian Friends to work for him, and with a month or so, they were working on my “stuff” as well, and from being a Staid Art Studio, where my Staff were quietly Ripping-Us Off, our offices were now EXPLODING with Loud Voices arguing from where to find the best Pizza, to who was the best Baseball Player, to who was sleeping with whom.
And the “JOINT” smelled like an Italian Deli when lunch time came around, when the world came to FULL STOP, because what can be more important than eating?
Our Ad Agency went through many changes and challenges over the 35-Years we actively owned it . . . but over the years, we never had as Exciting, Happy and More Productive a Period doing Art and Layouts for our Clients with Meloso and his Italian Stallions in our Midst.
We were so pleased and Grateful to Ed Meloso and his Staff, that when Anne and I decided to stop altogether from doing Art for our Clients, we LITERALLY Turned over all of our Art Clients to Ed, and GAVE him about $50,000 in Equipment as an outright Gift, as our THANK YOU . . . to him for adding so Much to our Lives.
In addition, we allowed Ed to stay in our Offices for one year, at a cost of just $500 per month (all-in) until he could get set-up on his own.
DANTE’S IN MONTREAL . . . A THROWBACK TO A WONDERFUL AGE:
Anne and I buy most of our Firearms from an Italian Gun Store in Little Italy, where in the front of the Jam-Packed Store, the Sister and Partner of Dante’s sells great Kitchen Stuff, while tucked away in the rear of the store, is where French, English, Italian and Jewish Guys like me, go to buy our Guns, because of Knowledge, Inventory, Good Prices . . . and because the Italian VIM, VIGOR & PASSION EXUDES from every Inch Inside the Firearms Emporium.
WHEN WE COME INTO THE STORE . . . Especially – AND ALWAYS WITH STRYKER – the Show Begins – the Robust Loud Talking & Salutations Drowns out the Cacophony of all the other sounds. And within Minutes . . . Stryker’s behind the counter with RUDY, greeting the people lined-up to See, Hear, and Touch the “Goods”, Just to be a Part of It.
MEYER LANSKY . . . was perhaps the Greatest of the All-Time Jewish American Gangsters, who never Stopped being Proudly and Visibly Jewish, no matter how Rich and Powerful he became.
BUT WHO WERE HIS BEST FRIENDS AND “FAMIGLIA”?
YOU GUESSED IT . . . Guys like the “MOOCH”, not that I’m suggesting in any way shape or form that Scaramucci is, was, or has ever been a Gangster, BUT WHAT I AM SAYING – Is that Scaramucci has that Italian Stallion Passion in Loyalty, Trust, AND A FIERCE DETERMINATION TO WIN.
I LOVED IT . . . when the “MOOCH” said on Camera that he was NOT a “BACK-STABBER”, but was in all Reality a “FRONT-STABBER” – and referred to the knife as a “SHIV”. It doesn’t get better than that.
And as far as his use of REALLY SALTY AND COLORFUL LANGUAGE . . . do you think anyone questioned his meaning?
I NEVER HAD A REAL NEGATIVE OPINION OF REINCE PRIEBUS . . .
Priebus Did a Good Enough Job as the Chairman of the RNC and then as President Trump’s Chief of Staff, until President Trump got his Feet Wet. But Priebus was a Denizen of Sorts from the Swamp, and whether he was an Enemy-From-Within or Not is a Different Story.
But what isn’t debatable, is that Priebus is and was NOT A STREET FIGHTER, which is what President Trump Needs From Now Until The President Gets The Job Done.
THE PRESIDENT HAS CHOSEN . . . YOU’RE WITH HIM – OR YOU’RE AGAINST HIM:
Priebus’ Replacement . . . General John F Kelly – IS NO SWAMP CREATURE, and is far more Organized, Disciplined, Focused & Sophisticated than the “MOOCH”, but, both of them are where they are today, at the Highest Level of the President’s Inner Circle, because the Swamp gave The President One of Two Choices . . . FIGHT OR FLIGHT?
AND AS FAR AS KELLY AND THE MOOCH GO . . . They’re Just The Tip Of The Sharp Point Of The Spear Of New Street-Fighters Coming To Town.
TO THE MEDIA WHO SAY THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO RUN THE WHITE HOUSE . . .
Get Used To It!
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov
Howard, there I was shouting at the TV why Williams was getting only a bit fried by his lying yet Hillary “Why does it matter?” Clinton was getting away with, well, lying while in office and possibly being an accomplice to the murders in Benghazi. Sadly, she may be the next US president, following in the steps of the “caught red handed” lying of Obama and getting away with it. There goes my blood pressure!
AMEN brother, AMEN!
Tillerson and Seassons seem to be next in line. Then the smaller slithering creatures under that level.
Obamatoids must be crushed out.
1000% IN AGREEMENT WITH YOU HOWARD. LOYALTY IS THE NUMBER ONE PREREQUISITE IN BEING ON THE PRESIDENTS LIST OF SWAMP DRAINERS. WITHOUT THEM,THERE WOULD BE THE SAME OLD SAME OLD,AS WE SEE HAPPENING AT THE PRESIDENT TIME. TRUMP WAS LOYAL TO THOSE WHO HE THOUGHT WOULD BE BACKING HIM TO THE HILT,BUT AS USUAL,NOT ALWAYS WHAT WE THINK COMES TO FRUITION. ONLY SOME STAY LOYAL,WHILE OTHERS SCHEME BEHIND HIS BACK. BET. GEN KELLY AND THE “MOOCH”, TRUMP IS NOW ON THE RIGHT TRACK OF GETTING LOYAL SUPPORTERS
Howard, thank you very much for your insight into the most recent trump appointments. Your comments gave me a light at the end of the sewer which I really needed considering the gang bang against President Trump. Your astute take on this whole political mess reinforces my faith in our President. It is like he is saying “damned the torpedoes, full speed ahead”!
Please, please keep up your excellent dialogue.
I can brag for you, I had my name in the newspaper because of my editorials. I felt kinda guilty because 99% of my editorials are from you. I think only one time was one not printed. This will be another one and unfortunately I am only allowed 1 a month, but they are always great THANKS TO YOU.
Thank you for that insight to the Italians and others. Coming from the staid climate here in Western Nebraska I can tell you my common sense tells me YOU are RIGHT. We need as many street fighters as we can get……here in NE. we don’t know what that is…..
Great article! As a Marine veteran, I know how hard it is to achieve rank in the Corps. To be a 4 star General is beyond amazing! Semper Fi to General Kelly, he will be a great Chief of Staff. Also POTUS needs a street fighter to fight back against the vicious onslaught he is facing. I was impressed with the Mooch, we need a kick butt hard ass to go on the offensive. Unlike RHINO McCain’s BS, there is no common ground–we are right and the left is wrong, it’s a war against the leftist ideology!
… and in the mean time, North Korea awaits.
Howard, you don’t mince words!! You are correct – FIGHT OR FLIGHT – there is no other option. There is no room for the namby-pamby, political correctness in Trump’s America. Just look at what is happening in Europe & Canada, in fact, in most of Western societies. Our focus on “a kinder, gentler society” has produced wimps that are no longer able to understand that we’re being taken advantage of. Immigrants from “dog-eat-dog” societies just walk all over our soft backs & we welcome them!!
Move Sessions to Department of Homeland Security, bring Perry in as AG nobody has to be confirmed. Sessions goes after the illegals as the Homeland security Secretary and Perry cuts the legs off of Mueller as AG. Mooch just tells it like it is he’s my kinda guy. Priebus was a leaker.
Hell Yes. The media can [email protected]&$ Trump’s &”@&%$. (As per Mooch). Hahaha
Trump tried to be “nice”, but that wasn’t working! “Crass language” is all some folks understand today- HRC was “famous” for this!) “MOB-Style Politics” is what many from Chicago, NYC, and places “unions” are popular (definitely not here in Texas) expect! Trump is learning it’s better to be “respected” than “liked” (Democrats won’t ever like anything he does)! “Mooch” might not last long- working for Trump was his “dream”, but has cost him his marriage. Priebus needs to help “unify” Republicans!
Howard, thanks for your insight and analysis. Always spot-on.
Howard, I was born in Italy, and at 5 years old, me and my family moved to Montreal; and at 12, we moved to New Jersey. I’ve known guys like “the Mooch.” He’s a No-BS type of guy who is very loyal to “La Famiglia” meaning to Trump and his trusted staff. He was hired to “Drain the Swamp.” To do this, will require someone who is loyal, intelligent, tough, ballsy, driven, but also “street smarts.” Scaramucci possesses all those skills and more. Trump is the same. It should get very interesting.
Love it, Howard. I’m trying to think of even one spaghetti bender I did not like. Can’t think of one!!! You know where you stand with them….no BS. Plus their food is out of this world. 🙂 Tony S. will be most interesting to watch with some Lefty ideology and his treatment of his wife and new born.
Just read you blog on John McCain .John was shot down by a SAM ,parachuted and captured beaten,starved (others for longer periods ) for 5 years . No he is not a hero ,hero’s are the ones who die in wars. Those who have flown in wars are honorable men and John is in the heights of honor.Howard since you have not served ion the military or been in war only heard stories I have a few to tell in 7 years of navy flying in war. You great when it comes to politicians and politics.
Trump all the way
Excellent…..really enjoyed reading this!
I am Italian, and while I agree whole heartedly with your descriptions of Italians and family, I’m not 100% in agreement about Scaramucci. I like that he is not a politician, but I don’t like how he is more like Bugsy Siegel than Meyer Lansky. Just get the job done quickly, cleanly, and quietly; with no fanfare. And Jeff Sessions has been very loyal from before Trump won the nomination. Trump needs to show more loyalty to him; in my humble opinion.
Priebus is a swamp creature and a wuss. Several years ago Priebus was on Morning Joe with Chris Mathews. Mathews laid into Priebus with a blistering attack, and Priebus just sat there and took it. It got so bad Tom Brokaw, who was also on the set, and Scarborough had to reign in Mathews and said that’s enough. Priebus should have walked off the set saying “I’m not going to take that crap from a two bit hack”. But he didn’t.
For the first time EVER, I had to read your article twice in order to understand what point you were making. From now on I’m going to read all your articles twice!! In the end, as always, I couldn’t agree more! Thanks for the comeuppance on my reading skills! LOL
We need folks with gangster ways to match their language to truly drain the sewer… if you get my drift.
A great person is waiting in the Wings, Raymond Kelley, the longest serving Commission of Police in NYC. Bring in quality people like this and the likes of General Kelley, not part of the establishment, and take no prisoners. When we fight wars we have experienced Generals and we are now in an internal war in this Country. President Trump needs tough guys not these wimps that Washington is full on.
The fact that Mr.Trump would not even shoot the North Korean missal down tells me he is nothing more than a long line of Chamberlain presidents.
GREAT Editorial, Howard! If Pres. Trump wants to DRAIN the swamp, he has to ASSURE that he has the PROPER personnel in place to be ABLE to do so. Thus far, this hasn’t happened. SCARAMUCCI & GEN. KELLY appear to be the RIGHT individuals who can & will do so. Pres. Trump CAN’T WAIT any longer because he’ll never be able to FULFILL his AGENDA. What better than a GENERAL to PUT ORDER in the White House! It’s time to FIRE the IMPROPER STAFF and to move on to a more POSITIVE PATH! GO TRUMP GO! AMEN!
I agree Howard. I don’t think President Trump realized how dug in and how extremely diabolical are the corrupt political class. John McCain sunk the knife in the American people’s back in a vendetta against our president.
Right on Friend
Being so old I was asked How I could approve of this guys way of talking and doing things
This bunch in the government and the dumb college bunch need to understand what you say and that youmean it the first time they hear it .You raise all the the hell it takes Scaramucci, You are just what is needed maybe for a long time
Marlene Glidden ,Indianapolis,IN
Please quit blasting Sessions….he is doing a great job. Trump is making good changes, and I heard Guiliani say that Raymond Kelly was the best cop in the nation and should be Homeland Secretary.
I dont like the “mooch”. Probably never will. Good honest intelligent folks would never get into politics.
As for bringing jobs back to this country….take a look inside ALL of the Trump ball caps………MADE IN CHINA. Check for yourself.
Whats next …made by Koreans in the USA?
Excellence blended with loyalty are two things the left will never understand but will always hate
Thanks Howard for a little history on the Italian Stallions. I’d never heard of Mooch until he burst onto the scene. I sensed a no nonsense guy who doesn’t like repeating himself – ever. I concur on your opinion on Priebus, nice guy and in his world very competent and capable but he was no street fighter. If anything he looked toward tomorrow in hoping he didn’t piss anybody off. I do really like the Kelly choice. The man is for real and knows how to put a winning team together.
I just love your love for La Famiglia!! Coming from an Italian family, it’s such a pleasure to read these exciting descriptives, especially when it’s from you. And you are right on target. We are all those things. It’s fun being Italian.
I appreciate the blunt and honest talk from Scaramucci- a great choice by Pres.Trump. A man who doesn’t take guff is just what the Pres needs. To the ladies who cry that his street talk is too much for their delicate ears-Boo Hoo.
I like Jeff Sessions – I hope that the pres. keeps him on!
Love you New Yorkers, Heidi….YOU TELL IT LIKE IT IS!! And, do NOT mince any words! I guess that is WHY I LOVE OUR President Trump!!! I is not a “wuss”, but is definitely “street-smart”.
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