Pettiness, thy name is Trump

Colbert and his writers are quick on their feet. Trump, angry about LaVar Ball's comments, tweets that he "should have left" LiAngelo Ball in jail. Stephen Colbert: “Mr Trump, I know you’re upset — but maybe now is not the time to imply that someone’s kids should go to jail for what their dad did.” …

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Twit-nit in Chief

There was a mass shooting in California today. Our illustrious President tweeted his condolences to the victims and their families this evening. Trouble is, he addressed those condolences to the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas, which had its mass shooting ten days ago. The charitable thing would be to attribute this error to jet lag. …

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Dr. Strangelove has orange skin

What else is one to think after reading what Trump said this morning? I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017 …Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done! — …

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Is this zombie really dead?

The Senate couldn’t pass the “skinny repeal” bill tonight. It failed on a 49 Aye – 51 Nay vote at 1:30 AM. Senator John McCain provided the 51st vote against it. There will be pages of analysis and post-mortems in tomorrow’s papers and probably a bunch of surly Trump Tweets too. I just hope the …

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Control your impulses, turkey

Why did Trump tweet a reversal of policy toward transgender military personnel? If this reporter in Politico is right, it’s because a House bill which contained funding for his precious border wall was being held up by a bunch of so-called fiscal hawks (that’s their excuse; I suspect the usual bigotry) who didn’t want any …

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