SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, May 24,2020

From CNN: One new way to cover a familiar story is with a list. On Thursday CNN’s Marshall Cohen made this very straight-forward list of ten things President Trump did to flood the zone this week. I told him I wanted to share it with all of you. This is definitely NOT a top ten list… it’s more like a bottom ten list…  
 
— Accused China of meddling in the 2020 election to help Biden, without any proof    — Lied about voter fraud as a pretext to accuse Democrats of stealing the election    — Threatened to withhold funds from states if they expand access to vote-by-mail    — Accused officials in Michigan and Nevada of breaking the law, without any proof    — Complained that Fox News isn’t doing enough to help him win re-election  
 — Openly violated guidelines from public health agencies about wearing masks  
 — Retweeted unscientific information about hydroxychloroquine as treatment    
— Accused Obama of orchestrating a “deep state” conspiracy, without any proof  
 — Retweeted criticism of Chris Wray, the FBI director that he appointed in 2017  
 — Endorsed false and debunked allegations of misconduct by the Roger Stone jury     Thank you, Marshall, for the list. I appreciated the simplicity and starkness…
And I can’t mess with perfection.

Hope you’re planning to have a safe and quiet Memorial Day, Remember no mater how much we bitch and complain about OUR lot there is always someone who has it worse. Like the entire population of Hong Kong.

This is going to be a short entry., but here something useful. A countdown to the election. Find it HERE.

Enjoy your weekend.

SHORT RIBS AND RANDOM THOUGHTS, May 17, 2020

THIS IS YOUR PRESIDENT:
“The problem with testing is that if we test we have more cases.”
He actually said that Thursday. More and more he is given to magical thinking. This would be okay if we were just talking about an eccentric millionaire , but unfortunately, this is
the leader of the Free World, a position which is largely unfilled due to his inadequacy.

NO , Mr President, the pandemic will roll on without regard to your spinning and ranting. It will continue to kill Americans, with or without your awareness, with or without your spin. And since you have abandoned your duty to save and protect the lives of your citizens you have become no more than a cheerleader, and an incompetent one at that. There is no national policy on supplies, on containments, on opening up, instead we have chaos AND MORE PEOPLE WILL DIE BECAUSE OF YOUR LACK OF LEADERSHIP. This will be on your headstone.

Meanwhile, the spin continues, and no one calls it better than the New YorkTimes. Read it HERE.

AND FROM THE ATLANTIC: Since writing ‘HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY’ at 8:10 a.m. on Sunday, Trump has used his Twitter account to make or elevate allegations of criminal conduct against no less than 20 individuals and organizations. Since Sunday, he has tweeted more often about alleged crimes by his perceived opponents than he has about the pandemic ravaging the country with mass death and unemployment. “The list of purported culprits Trump has charged include two television news hosts, a comedian, at least five former officials from the FBI and Justice Department, the state of California, a broadcast television station and at least five top national security officials from President Barack Obama’s administration.”

And even Lindsay Graham wants to reign in Trump’s accusations, remarking , wisely, that what goes around may come around. Read about it HERE.

The next six months will be a deluge of lies, accusations of everyone else, fraud and perjury. We have never had a President like this and hopefully will never have another one. But there are still a lot of folks out there who are deal, blind or stupid. I had some ninny from SoCal write me the other day that Poor Trump works so hard we shouldn’t criticize him! Yes, that actually happened! Have a nice weekend if you can

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