Christmas coming too soon and , Washington in chaos and half the town shutting down. The WAPO reports it HERE.

SORRY for the spacing-technical problems

AND here’s CNN’s count of the LIIES., right HERE.

AND HERE’s what Our Fake President’s peers think of him, right HERE

FROM THE GRIDIRON DINNER (my invitation was apparently lost in the mail):

A FEW FUNNIES from the GRIDIRON WINTER DINNER: RAHM EMANUEL : “Here we are, on December 7, the day the president reminds us that Ukraine bombed Pearl Harbor … Some more about me: I’m Jewish, so like Elizabeth Warren, I’m a member of the tribe. … To me, Chicago is a lot like the White House. They both have a large and vibrant Russian community … I see cameras are banned from this event, which explains why AOC is not here … “HILLARY CLINTON is now saying many, many, many people are now asking her to run. So now let’s cut to the chase: are any of those people from Wisconsin, Michigan or Pennsylvania? In fact, are any of them Democrats? … Joe [Biden] says he cannot remember when he’s had more fun on the campaign trail. Literally: he cannot remember …

STILL fighting the flu or whatever this is. More soon.


SHORT SHORT RIBS this week  Still sick!  Stay warm!  Back soon.  

Jared and the Wall; from the WAPO:

— JARED KUSHNER was a leader in discussions during the shutdown of late 2018 and 2019, which resulted in a whopping zero new dollars for the border wall. Dawsey and Miroff methodically lay out a case in this story that Kushner has no idea what he’s doing, and most of the people around him seem to recognize that. After seeing the success of the earlier wall discussions and the Middle East peace plan, how can the president resist giving Kushner even more responsibility?

SHORT RIBS (REAL SHORT) and Random Thoughts, Nov 24 2019

I’m down with the flu.  Back soon! Meanwhile:

ROGER Stone out on the Town while he’s still out of prison. Dinner was at Da Hong Pao and you can read about it HERE.

And here’s a good one. The restaurant where Gordon Sundland made his unsecured call to Our Fake President is called SHO and I couldn’t make the link stick but you can look it up on Trip Advisor. Consensus seems to be that the food is so-so, the ambiance great. Now I’m going back to bed. See you later.