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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Fakish news

This is really rather infuriating: President Trump’s proposal to slash domestic spending in order to preserve the two biggest drains on the federal government — Social Security and Medicare — has set up a battle to determine who now controls the Republican Party’s ideology. … Mr. Trump’s budget blueprint — which is expected to be […]

The mystery deepens

There is a great deal of debate going on in this country at the moment. It centers around the guy who lost the popular vote in the last election. Is he mentally ill, or is he stupid, is he a conscious liar, or is he some malevolent combination of all of the above? I could […]

Courtney Town Hall

My wife and I went to Joe Courtney’s Town Hall last night. A few reaction: First, I was a bit surprised that the crowd was, so far as I could see, universally supportive of Joe. If there were Trumpies there, they kept their mouths shut. A lot of the questions were about Obamacare, and it […]

South Carolina on the Sound

The tweet from Chris Hayes linked to a story titled “Interracial couple fined for not removing racial slur spray painted on their garage.” I figured, for sure, it happened somewhere in the Confereracy, but: STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — An interracial Connecticut couple whose home was vandalized by a racial slur has been fined for failing […]

Add these to the list

Yet more impeachable offenses. First up: Virtually overnight, Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s members-only Palm Beach, Fla., club, has been transformed into the part-time capital of American government, a so-called winter White House where Mr. Trump has entertained a foreign head of state, health care industry executives and other presidential guests. But Mr. Trump’s gatherings at Mar-a-Lago […]

Duly noted

I’ve stopped keeping count. Yet another impeachable offense: When China awarded President Donald Trump a long-coveted trademark of the “Trump” brand this week, it violated its own regulations. Chinese legal standards prohibit trademarks of the names of foreign leaders. Trump secured exclusive rights for the use of his name for “building construction services” in China […]

Worth a thousand words

Obama had his faults, but I’d say this is just about right.

Quotable quotes

Richard Nixon: “I am not a crook”Donald Trump: “I’m not ranting and raving” Speaking of Watergate, I remember there was a moment when I knew he was a goner. It was the day we found out that his coversations were tape recorded. At that point it took on some of the elements of Greek Tragedy. […]

A bit of a quandary

I think it was only a day or two after the election that I started to hear predictions that Trump would not serve out his term. At first, I dismissed the notion out of hand. He was a valuable commodity to the Republicans; on his watch, they could do whatever they liked so long as […]

Movin’ On

The amazing thing about the gall of Republicans is that no one notices it anymore. Check out what Congressman Chris Collins had to say about his interest in finding out how cozy the Trumpies are with the Russians, now that Flynn has resigned for being too cozy with the Russians: “Well, to be honest, I […]