….and it’s a darn good summary.
In the German newspaper *Der Spiegel,* Klaus Brinkbäumer summarizes how the rest of the world sees our “president”:
“Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse.
“Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tasks associated with it. He doesn’t read. He doesn’t bother to peruse important files and intelligence reports and knows little about the issues that he has identified as his priorities. His decisions are capricious and they are delivered in the form of tyrannical decrees.
“He is a man free of morals. As has been demonstrated hundreds of times, he is a liar, a racist, and a cheat. […] Trump has to be removed from the White House. Quickly. He is a danger to the world.”
Independence Day and our country is in the process of being wrecked by a cretin who has no wisdom, no knowledge and no shame. Happy Fourth!
Hurricane season began June 1- and continues to the end of November. But our lazy President has yet to name anyone to lead FEMA. Do lives have to be lost before this jackass gets serious about his responsibilities??? Apparently.
The Housing Shortage- A month or so ago the AEDC sponsored a forum on our perpetual housing shortage. I didn’t cover it in the blog because Gregg Foster and others did so very well. I just found out that a young relative in the Bay Area has just been accepted for Section 8 housing after ELEVEN YEARS on the list. The plight of the poor and disabled in the Bay Area economy- heck, ANY high cost area- is real and under-reported.
Is Jeff Sessions the LEAST impressive person in the Federal Government? There are counter clerks at Six Rivers Forest who show more wisdom and presence than he does. An Attorney General should have a memory; that should be a basic qualification. Every response in his recent testimony was “I don’t recall”. He looks like Howdy Doody and he sounds like Gomer Pyle. And he wants to restore the War on Weed. What a winner.
Venus Williams will likely pay a pretty penny for her car accident in Florida but the whole incident will have a good effect if it reminds people that you don’t have to be driving FAST to have a fatal accident.
Trump’s horoscope- is available at AstroDienst. I will only make some brief observations. The first is that a “normal ” or “balanced” scope is one in which the planets are spread around the wheel, not bunched up in one place. Trump’s are bunched up in the left half of the ‘scope, which indicates a limited point of view, or limitations in his personality. He also has Mars conjunct his ascendant which indicates belligerence. And his moon is opposite his Sun/Uranus conjunction indicating major conflicts between his inner and outer personas. His four planets in Cancer indicate a home-loving person with domestic proclivities. Let’s see how well he does on his trip later this week.
No, they’re not done with comic books, but maybe that ‘s not a bad idea .
Read the WAPO reporting HERE.
It’s pretty ugly. Good read from the WAPO right HERE.
Faithful flack Sean Spicer, who has endured many indignities while serving as press aide to the POTUS, was not allowed into the meeting with the Pope. Your President is a mean sumbitch.
Read about it HERE and have a nice weekend.
Well, Trumpies, what did you expect? Did you expect him to keep his campaign promises? To provide GREAT healthcare at a fraction of the cost? To “take care of everyone”? To stop lying for an hour or so? Here’s his budget, and his own supporters get screwed the worst.
READ the whole thing HERE
How stupid is he? Don’t answer that. He’s too dumb to “know what he doesn’t know”. He’s too dumb to listen to his daily briefings because he thinks he knows it all. His need to be a big shot has apparently led him to kiss up to RUSSIAN SPIES INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE AT THE BEHEST OF V PUTIN, while the American press cooled their heels outside. This guy needs to be gone, yesterday. He’s 71 years old and has never been part of a team, has never been accountable.
The pace of the outrages is more than anyone can keep up with. I have seventeen stories- all important- that I just collected since yesterday..THIS IS PART OF THE RUSSIAN PLOT. They mean to destabilize our democracy, which is a lot more dangerous- and easier-than stealing votes.
I’ve included a few links. Make time to read them if you can. These are parlous times. We have a President who is treating the US Government as his own piggy bank and is taking his dreadful family on a jaunt to Europe, at your expense. Will he have enough sense to STFU during this trip? Let’s hope so. And may I add that the $99 I paid for a WAPO subscription has more than paid for itself.
Some recent highlights:
POLITICO on Trump’s firing of Comey: read it HERE
WAPO’s summary of last few days. Find it HERE.
From CNN’S Reliable Sources, find it HERE
And I’m exhausted. As Dan Rather used to say during Watergate, “Courage!”
I’ve been defending George Will for years. He’s an honest conservative- a rare breed- but even I was surprised when he resigned from the GOP a few months ago. This Washington Post piece on Trump’s mental state is a must-read.
The whole piece is HERE.
Having fired the hapless James Comey from the Directorship of the FBI, in the most cowardly way possible, our no-class President is trying to distract you again. His reasons for firing Comey are bogus , or perhaps the right term is specious. He’s trying to focus attention away from the fact, now public, that he knew for almost three weeks that Mike Flynn was a foreign agent before getting him out of the White House. Don has bought himself an express ticket to Special Prosecutor Land. Just don’t let him distract you.
Keep your eye on the ball, folks.
Yes, he talks a lot about infrastructure but talk is one thing. Gutting AMTRAK service is another. Our trip to Chicago on the Zephyr in October was a peak experience. Will it be available in the future?
I’ve been a member of NARP for years. Here’s their take.