SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Jan 19 2020

BEST LINE OF THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE — Warren: “Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost ten elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women. Amy and me.”

– PELOSI RIPS FACEBOOK: “The Facebook business model is strictly to make money. They don’t care about the impact on children. They don’t care about truth. … All they want are their tax cuts and no antitrust action against them. And they schmooze this administration in that regard. … I think that what they have said very blatantly, very clearly that they intend to be accomplices for misleading the American people, with money from God knows where.”

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE give John Kasich a talk show? He obviously wants it and probably deserves it;. While we’re at it, take care of the MOOCH, (Anthony Scaramucci) too! He’s a flake, but always has something interesting to say.

While we’re at it, did you all see Tom Steyer manipulate himself between Bernie and Liz when they were snarling at each other during the debate? He’s apparently a master babysitter, which is what these debates require. A peacemaker! Tom Steyer for Secretary of State!

I will SERIOUSLY miss The Vienna Bistro, formerly the Stuf’d Potato. They were one of the two or three best restaurants in town and we’ve lost too many of them. Happy retirement, Helga, and thanks for the memories.

MY FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH FAKE NEWS- or I should say, unmistakably fake news. SA couple of days ago a friend showed me his phone which was carrying a Yahoo News story about the Iranians posting a huge reward for Trump’s head. I didn’t think it sounded real so I started Googling and sure enough it was quickly taken down. BE VIGILANT! We are headed into the dirtiest election in history. 288 days to go!

I ALMOST FEEL SORRY FOR TRUMP. He doesn’t have the intellectual capacity to understand the charges against him so he is reduced to bleating repeatedly about his “perfect” phone call and the “hoax” of which he is a victim. Does he even know that a “hoax” is something that isn’t true? That the 24 indictments left over from Mueller time are REAL and he may soon be sharing a cell block with his fixer, Michael Cohen? He is like an animal locked up in the dark with only sycophants and second-raters in his side. (Check out his legal team- with the exception of Alan Dershowitz there’s not a first -rate mind among them, and Dersh has already excused himself from the heavy lifting. BTW, Michael Wolff ‘s book, Seige, describes Trump summoning AD to the White House, where he inquired if AD would represent him. AD informed Trump that his fee was $1M up front, whereupon he never heard back again. Like all bums, Trump never plays with his own money. ) This man has wreaked so much havoc upon the government that the employees of the National Archives blurred out the anti-Trump signs from photos of the first Me Too march. We are losing our reality and our history because of this big baby. Thanks to Trump and his forsaken buddy Lev Parnas, the people really have to ask, who has more credibility, the President of the United States or a two-bit Russian gangster.? I predict Rudy Giuliani will end up with a prison sentence. Deservedly.

ENJOY THE WEEKEND!

2 thoughts on “SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, Jan 19 2020

  1. A good book to help understand what is happening is “Post-Truth” by James Ball, now in soft cover. From the back cover: “This is bigger than fake news and bigger than social media. It is about the slow rise of a political, media and online infrastructure that has devalued truth.”

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