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Category Archives: The Donald

Sue, Donald, Sue

Donald Trump’s lawyers have demanded that publication of a new book about him be halted and have threatened to sue the author and publisher for libel. Apparently, the threat has inspired a great deal of fear and anxiety on the part of both author and publisher, as my wife tells me they’ve pushed up the […]

The Donald does something right

This is perplexing, to say the least: Almost eight months after Donald Trump was inaugurated, photos of the 45th president of the United States still do not appear in thousands of federal buildings — a delay that is especially odd, given Trump’s fondness for his own image. In a tradition dating back to the Civil […]

Trump delivers for Dems in Groton

This is, of course, a minor story, but in a way it may be significant. We had our local elections today. The Republicans have dominated the Town Council for something like thirty or more years, and most years they have a majority on the Board of Ed, though sometimes we’ve had a slim majority on […]

Breaking news

So, according to CNN, Mueller is about to file charges against yet unnamed criminals. My wife says the word is that the first to be charged are rumored to be Manafort, Flynn and Kushner, and let me be far from the first to say that it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of guys. Maybe […]

Liar in Chief

One of the truly amazing things about Trump’s rise is not that he did it by lying, but he did it while being such a crappy liar. This one this morning is just amazing: President Donald Trump on Sunday continued to deny Rep. Frederica Wilson’s (D-FL) account of his call to the widow of a […]

A common disease of the right

Every once in a while I read something that makes me feel good, because I can honestly say I got there first, and when I see such a thing I feel I owe it to me reader or readers to point this out. Case in point, these observations from Josh Marshall regarding Trump: Going on […]

Trump plays half dimensional chess

This is all over the internet I guess, but for my purposes this description, from the Palmer report, will do. At around 10:00am eastern time, Trump posted a factually questionable three-part tweet about Corker: “Senator Bob Corker “begged” me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said “NO” and he dropped out (said he […]

When he’s right, he’s right

As human beings, it’s incumbent upon us to recognize our common humanity. That means, for instance, that any human, no matter how reptilian he or she might be, must be recognized as a fellow human. Among other things we must recognize that we must listen to what each of our fellow humans has to say, […]

Great Advice, Steve!

By now, anyone who is not an idiot, knows that Trump is an idiot. (In fact, it’s the first word that pops into the heads of most Americans when you mention Donald Trump) But lest you think that his advisers might outshine him so far as rationality or common sense is concerned, think again. Consider […]

Nose deep in the big muddy

We all know about stopped clocks. If they can be right twice a day, it stands to reason that Donald Trump can be right once in his life, which actually happened when he opined that we should get the hell out of Afghanistan. It also stands to reason that this rare occurrence couldn’t last, and […]