Saturday, June 10, 2017


You know, it might be less terrifying if Donald Trump had cannily tried to obstruct justice, plying his F.B.I. director with flattery and carefully scripted suggestions.

At least we’d think he had some control. Instead, we know the country’s being run by a guy who wanders around in an ego-filled cloud, saying whatever the heck pops into his head. It’s a combination of id, ineptitude and bad intent.


[W]e have a chief executive who says there’d be “nothing wrong” if he asked the F.B.I. director not to investigate a former member of his administration suspected of having improper relations with a country that tried to interfere with our election.

Trump was at a press conference, his first chance to speak to the American people in messages longer than 140 characters since Comey’s testimony. And he used the opportunity to:

A) Brag about having won the election.


B) Brag about meeting with Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia. (“It was truly historic. There has never been anything like it before and, perhaps, there never will be again.”)

C) Lash out at Qatar for being “a funder of terrorism at a very high level” about an hour after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had called on gulf nations to go easier on Qatar.


The bottom line here is that our president appears to be unnervingly loony.


He has a minimal ongoing relationship with reality, let alone truth.

I recommend reading that whole article.

And speaking of "Amen"... I somehow let this slip by:  Last month Trump signed an executive order "Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty" for religious freedom. WTF? What he signed was an order allowing religious bigots in business to refuse to provide their female employees insurance for contraception and for churches to campaign in politics. That's got nothing to do with religious freedom and everything to do with the GOP agenda.

Make America Hate Again.

 ...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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