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Donald's Mika Problem

"Then how come low I.Q. crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-A-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Years Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face lift. I said no!"
President Donald J. Trump
Somebody hand me my chisel.


I became a fan of the Morning Joe program ten years ago in spite of myself. It was my belief that MSNBC had made a huge mistake by cancelling the Imus in the Morning show. Crude humor aside, the I-Man gave a pretty good interview, and his guests were as diverse and interesting as they were entertaining. I even entered a protest on this site regarding his sacking in April of 2007. After five months of experimentation with possible replacements (including Stephanie Miller, whom I loved) the network settled on something in September called "Morning Joe".

This depressed me at first. Joe Scarborough was the former Republican congressman from the Florida panhandle who had previously hosted a nighttime talk show on that same network called "Scarborough Country". I thought him to be a pompous, bloviating gasbag of little compassion. What was wrong with the suits at MSNBC to think they could make this work, I wondered? What kept me watching was the more moderate (slightly-left-of-center) Mika Brzezinski. The only thing I knew about her was that her father, the recently deceased Zbigniew Brzezinski, had been Jimmy Carter's national security advisor. As it turned out, the two would prove to be a fairly decent combo. By the end of 2007, I had almost forgotten about Don Imus. Truth be told, over the course of a decade old Joe has kinda grown on me. He's still a bloviating bag of gas (Stop interrupting Mika, Joe!) but he has an interesting point-of-view and he's undeniably witty. He's also evolved into more of a moderate over the years. That's Mika's influence, I'm sure. She has a way about her.

I was thinking about all of this at 8:50 Thursday morning when our unhinged president exploded with yet another in a long stream of infamous Twitter tirades regarding "Crazy Mika" and "Psycho Joe". They should release a book of his nutty tweets. Christmas is less than six months away. It sure would make a dandy stocking-stuffer, don'cha think?.


You've got to wonder about the stability of a man with as much responsibility as the president of the United States who seems to have enough time on his hands to spew such hateful venom on a couple of morning talk show hosts. And consider that the man is not intelligent enough to foresee the firestorm of outrage that would surely result from such recklessness. That is weird enough, but this kind of brash impulsiveness is bound to explode on the international stage, where subtle diplomacy and nuance are so essential. I was pondering the catastrophic possibilities if some kind of time warp had resulted in this fool and his minions being in charge of things during the Cuban Missile Crisis of October of 1962. It makes the imagination tremble. Then again, knowing what we do about his involvement with Vladimir Putin, its easy to speculate that Donald Trump would have been in bed with Nikita Khrushchev.

"We're alright. The country isn't"
Joe Scarborough

In seventy-two years we've gone from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Donald Trump. Darwin was wrong. And for the record, it is the height of folly for Donald Trump, the most physically repulsive chief executive since Andrew Johnson, to make crude remarks about the appearance of  anyone. Mika Brzezinski (who I think is beautiful, by the way) showed perfect grace and poise when she stated on the air yesterday that, with the recent passing of her father and the death of her daughter's best friend, she has more important things to worry about than the chaotic ramblings of an obviously disturbed despot. She was a bit more dignified in her wording than I am here, but you get the idea, I'm sure.

As I do for a few minutes every day, I tuned into the useful idiots over at Fox and Friends to see what their take on this latest scandal would be. Not to my surprise, they were defending him for his stand against that evil liberal media. Everyone - even most Republicans - are appalled by what the president tweeted. Not Fox Noise! We live in such interesting times. We really do!


And now we are finding out courtesy of the Wall Street Journal and Scarborough himself, that Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner,  has been blackmailing Joe and Mika to publicly apologize to Trump and to revert to more positive coverage of this disgusting administration. If they complied, he promised them that Trump would kill a National Enquirer story that was about to expose their then-secret affair. To their eternal credit, they refused to be intimidated by these treacherous bastards. The two of them have since gone public and are now engaged. Congrats kids!


Blackmail is illegal. This is going to make one hell of a movie someday!

We are now only half way through a year that seems to be taking many years to pass. What is disturbingly obvious is that this cannot be allowed to continue for another three-and-a-half years. As the old Frank Sinatra song said, "Something's gotta give". The stress of the Trump White House on the body politic will likely result in a mass nervous breakdown sooner or later. With the State Department all-but-gutted and the daily unraveling of a man sitting in the most powerful office on the planet, predicting that this is going to end very badly is a no-brainer.

Remember, you read it here.

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


Incredibly, The Donald is at it again. From this morning's Tweeting tirade:

"Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!



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