Festivus, but what for the Rest of Us

I was transported yesterday from the East Room of the White House back to 1997 when the President spoke yesterday before an assembled group of embarrassing open-mouthed American political seals. In that year, the Seinfeld episode entitled the Strike aired December 18, 1997 and introduced the pseudo-celebratory idea of Festivus. As one of its’ tenants…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 159)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1786. Blocked witnesses in the impeachment trial 1787. Mocked a reporter's transgender parent 1788. Expanded the…

Trump's SOTU was a ratings disaster

Donald Trump thinks that somehow the results of a rigged impeachment trial with no witnesses and a foregone conclusion amount to an “exoneration.” But the viewing public hasn’t exonerated him. They conspired with the FAKE NEWS media to make his third State of the Union address a crushing ratings disappointment. Early returns indicate Trump’s latest SOTU garnered…

Nancy Pelosi: 'I shredded his state of his mind address'

Nancy Pelosi is bringing some righteous fire, yo! Based on these comments, I can only assume Madam Speaker is trying to get Trump to take a swing at her during their next Oval Office meeting. Sadly, Republican senators would think there’s nothing impeachable about that, either. x PELOSI concludes with this: “[Trump] has shredded the…

The reports of Trump's “strong economy” come from being given a stronger one that he's squandered

Trump may have been squandering Obama’s strong economy. (2018) “The benefits of this strong economy and sound financial system have not reached all Americans.” Economists call them leading economic indicators because they measure the early influencers on growth. In October 2019, they report that the economy is faltering slightly. It has slightly slower growth, low unemployment, and inflation is below…

Trump's last hurrah could be revealed in the SOTU

E. Howard Hunt’s storytelling could return as one can imagine Trump's last State of the Union speech (SOTU) as unhinged, the second SOTU in history to be delivered by an impeached POTUS. In the age of “threat imminence” new yet improbable CTs will emerge, as their narratives are now getting their trial ballooning, like “Obama killed Gaddafi”….

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 107)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1237. Threatened to set off a new arms race by withdrawing the US from…

Steve Mnuchin wins prize for dumbest post-SOTU response … maybe ever

Josef Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Ho Chi Minh, Dwight David Eisenhower. One of these kids is doing his own thing. Or maybe not, if you’re Treasury Secretary Steve Mental Munchkin. After Donald Trump told us in his State of the Bizarro Union speech that we’ll never be a socialist country (like that could happen, and like anyone…

The Biggest “Loser”

I am not going to rehash the insipid intellectual wasteland that was the Trump State Of The Union speech last night. Since I quit drinking a couple of years ago, I find that I no longer have the stomach to suffer through his shit more than once. But there was something that jumped out at…

Rudy Giuliani: “As far as I know” Trump Didn't Tell Cohen to Lie….

Rudy appeared today on CNN’s State of the Union and spouted a bunch of gobbledygook framed by two classic examples of temporizing…. opening with “As far as I know”…. x Rudy Giuliani: “As far as I know, President Trump did not have discussions … in which he told (Michael Cohen) or counseled him to lie. If…

CBN News dunce says Trump is 'playing chess,' gets brutally slapped down

This may very well be the swiftest, most efficient garroting in the history of Twitter: x He’s unable to spell the word hamburger — Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) January 16, 2019 And what was Trump’s response to Pelosi's shock maneuver yesterday? Basically, he knocked the chessboard over and started bawling. Sorry, Dave. Nancy Pelosi is playing chess….

Never Forget. 2003 State of the Union.

We must never forget that a President exploited the tragedy of 9/11 to spread fear, lies and war in his State of the Union address. Remembering is the only way to keep it from happening again. Thankfully, Obama has resisted the urge to use his platform to push for a large scale war and I hope…