Damn, I had to find my Dramamine just to get through the last few days. Dizzying with nauseous undertones making the truth of reality and the reality of truth hard to discern much less separate into a rational flow-chart.
Which brings us to the start of a new week and another Cabinet member (Gen John Kelly) has referred to Trump as an “Idiot.” Mmhh. I think maybe he referred to him as a “fucking” idiot but that shoe hasn’t dropped, yet, in this story. Donnie is an idiot. He knows it. I know it. You know it. My big toe knows it. The Trump Base will never know it but we can’t save the whole Country all in one day.
Of course, late Trump Tweet (7 PM – oh, we’re in trouble! Something got under his skin) states that the WH is running smoothly, without chaos, fake news, blah, blah, blah…
Everyone’s A-Twitter about the NRA convention and Mike Pence. The story goes no guns will be allowed inside the event due to security concerns for illegitimate-VP. I get that pushback on the irony but I didn’t think you could ever come fully armed to these events in the past. I mean wouldn’t the location be paramount to the guns laws afforded the venue? Insurance would be unbelievable, I would think.
My head hurts.
Trump has taken credit for North and South Koreas talks. Kim Jung-un “has really been very open and I think very honorable based on what we are seeing,” Trump glowingly reports. Now Donnie wants to meet the North Korean dictator at the DMZ (reality TV backstory). Logistically it is challenged but the risk is what true Patriots do for America’s success, therefore, I encourage the DMZ idea.
HOT OUT OF TRUMP WORLD: 49 questions that Mueller and the Trump defense team came up with for DJT to answer about Russia, Comey, etc. have been released by NYT. What a brilliant strategy on Mueller’s part. Float the questions out there in the Twitter-verse to linger and fester in the liddle Trump brain which will explode in various stages of delusional confusion. After the BS has settled the truth will again be glaringly obvious.
Damn, the process of uncovering the truth is becoming oh so tiresome.
NEWEST TWEET FROM TWAT-LAND: Iran has a robust clandestine nuclear weapons program that America now knows all about said a statement released by the White House. Wait, but, no…sorry World…what the WH really meant was Iran “had” a robust clandestine nuclear weapons program. Wow, deja vu of earlier Bolton days, been there, done that and got the t-shirt. FML. Silly us! These fucking idiots are going to get us all killed.
French President Macron bought with him an oak tree to plant at the White House to show the United States and the World the strong bond the 2 countries have with one another since WW I. The tree planting ceremony was covered by MSM, photo ops, and the whole 10 yards. As of yesterday, the tree is missing with just a patch of yellowed grass to give lip-service to its, albeit, short-lived existence on the White House lawn. Word on the street is the tree is in quarantine, as all foreign imported plants must be, to counter any possible negative influence or parasites it might have that could affect our eco-system (yes the eco-system that Trump, Pruitt & Associates don’t give a damn about). In the olden days of President Obama (or before) the press corp would have had this information early and it would have referenced the released story by the media. In this day and time, it simply amplifies the inability of the Trump Administration to even get the smallest tasks/gestures done correctly by implementing the necessary protocol required. If they aren’t smart enough to know the procedures required to bring in an oak tree from France that needs to be planted do you really think they have a grasp of the special needs and concerns of China, Syria or say Venezuela?
Last night I watched a Committee hearing on CSPAN chaired by Graham and Leahy regarding the SCROTUS 2019 budget proposal for USAID. The underfunding requested by the Administration to support the direction of USAID was discussed by the bipartisan members and the conclusion was the slashing of the USAID budget was “insulting” and would not be accepted. More money would be going in that direction. Of special concern was the programs that supported women’s health and family planning options. The Director, Green and another gift from the great state of Wisconsin, was good at talking out of both sides of his mouth stating his job was not to analyze the reasoning or rationale behind the cuts but was to make the funds that were available to him go as far as they possibly could. The overall solution seemed to be to toss the reigns to these countries striving for democracy (or on the brink of developing one) much earlier than would be successfully possible therefore sounding as though the Administration is promoting democratic values while relieving themselves of the burden of the actual monetary or physical/mental effort necessary to back up-and-coming democracies that would lead to success.
And a final little diddy to close this Cookie-ized version of current events. The National Enquirer, yes you read that correctly, has released a story stating that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, is involved in some “shady” business practices and seems to begin to distance Donnie from Cohen in what can be construed as an attempt to relieve Trump of any guilt-by-association regarding his lawyer. Typical Trump reaction. Cut and run. The National Enquirer has long been a media vehicle defending and promoting Trump since he hit the political scene a few years back. It could also signal the tabloid trying to cover its butt as well since it has been instrumental in what could be seen as campaigning for a Presidential win by Trump (while not publicly claiming their services as a campaign contribution). They are scurrying like mice, or at least thinking about it. We’ll see who’s still standing in a couple days. As usual, it will be interesting.
(ICYMI: Michelle Wolf was a comedienne at the White House Correspondents Dinner (which Trump has, of course, declared dead because of his take on it’s disastrous showing this past Saturday night). I didn’t see it and have read very little, so far, about the actual jokes, etc., but apparently, more than a few of the “roast” jokes were directed toward Sarah Huckabee Sanders and were rather brutal in attacking the “truth” as she and the Trump Administration have decided to define the truth. I guess it hurt Sarah’s feelings or made her uncomfortable (What part of the truth hurt you, SHS?). The RWNJ & GOP are calling for heads to roll. Even some moderate and left-leaning journalist (and some are women) think the jokes went too far with some reading into the jokes a reference to her looks, which as far as I can tell were not alluded to. Still, this has gotten insane. It is a roast. A roast. It’s supposed to be rather prickly and jabbing. Yes, a few of the clips I have seen were border-line close to being mean-leaning. But, when you measure it as overall tit-for-tat, I don’t think enduring the lies, bullshit and alternative facts this Administration shoves down our throats on a daily basis have any defense against the truth we no longer receive in good faith from the American “leaders.” Calling out liars is not a pretty nor always easy task. But to do nothing or say nothing about lies and distortions is a much more uncomfortable political existence to live within. Start telling the truth and the possibility of brutal push-back and questioning will cease to exist. And finally, comedy is an art and just like any form of artistic expression is subject to objective interpretation. Not all will appreciate it. If it didn’t cause discussion and controversy it wouldn’t be very good art.