In the news this week, one crazy haired madman, with his finger on the nuclear trigger, dared another crazy haired madman to fire his missiles. The threat came with Wagnerian Gotterdammerung as Trump warned Kim Jong-un that there would be ‘fire and fury‘ because America was ‘locked and loaded‘. Is his script written by the NRA or the WWE?

Trump added that he would declare a national emergency over the opioid epidemic – and then promptly forget about it. He also thanked Putin for throwing American diplomats out of Russia because it would save money. And told Mitch McConnell to work harder – but, blind to irony, did so from a golf course.

On the Russian investigation front, the big news was the revelation of the FBI’s pre-dawn raid of the home of Trump’s ex-campaign director, Paul Manafort. A raid necessitated by Manafort’s reputation for untrustworthiness.

Talking of untrustworthy, Trump said he had never considered firing Robert Mueller. Contradicting the times he has said he considered firing him.

He also celebrated his ban on the transgendered serving, by saying, “It’s been a very confusing issue for the military, and I think I’m doing the military a great favor”. Although, as the military doesn’t take orders by tweet nothing has happened. No surprise there as things not happening after he tweets is a Trump’s signature.

Trump’s rationale for banning the trans gendered is the savings the military will realize once it is no longer burdened by the costs of sex reassignment surgery. Cynics have noted the savings equal the expense of a few weekends at Mar-a-Lago. But then Trump has never been good with money. He doesn’t seem to understand, for instance, that American diplomats are still paid – whether here or there.

Meanwhile, back in DC, Sebastian Gorka, a Trump aide with no discernable role, tells the Secretary of State (on TV no less) to stop commenting on military affairs. Whence Gorka’s expertise? Who knows? His credentials include a Doctorate from Hungary’s prestigious Corvinus University – an institution ranked one step up from a correspondence school.

Trump acolyte Jeffrey Lord was fired by CNN for tweeting ‘Seig Heil’ at an ideological foe. Lord whined that CNN ‘caved on the first amendment’ – ignoring that the first amendment has nothing to do with private business. And reasonable people might well ask why Lord wasn’t fired a long time ago for irrelevance.

Some of Trump most vigorous supporters – so called Christians – have been lipping the big man’s ass. Take Robert Jeffress. He has Trump’s back saying, “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.” Jeffress doesn’t explain how God feels about the millions of innocent South Koreans that might be killed in the taking out.

And just I was wrapping this up, Trump says that military options are not off the table in Venezuela. Easy there cowboy. You may be crazy – but even crazy has limits.


Really? – 8.6.17 – NRA threats; Fox’s Weiner; Medvedev Has His Fun; Pence the Sanctimonious Git; Gingrich Racist.

August 6, 2017

You know the NRA is nervous. They wheeled out Dana Loesch to make a hysterical (in any sense you want) video threatening the NY Times that the NRA is “coming for you”. The apocalyptic message lost some of its sting when a debate erupted over whether Loesch claimed she would ‘fisk’ or ‘fist’ the Times (look it up). […]

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Really? 7.19.17. Healthcare on Life Support; Trump whines; Asset Forfeiture; Trump’s Magic Math.

July 19, 2017

Donald Trump: Repeal, replace, repeal, repeal, replace. Donald Trump demanded that the Senate repeal and replace Obamacare until it became apparent that it couldn’t. So then he demanded that the Senate just repeal it. Until it became clear it couldn’t do that either. Now Trump’s back to repeal and replace  – or no one is […]

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Really? 7.16.17 Raw courage; Pirro Goes to Hell; A Controversial Doctor

July 16, 2017

Courage uncovered. In a country where half the population seems to live in an existential dread of terrorists, foreigners, atheists, minorities, gays, and the Clintons, it is good to see there is one group whose courage is laid bare. I speak of nudists. I suspect that the courage to reveal all goes hand in hand […]

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Really? – 5.29.17 – Macron Shows How It’s Done; A Bad Boss; ODS; AHCA

May 29, 2017

 Vive la France The President stood next to Vladamir Putin and accused Russia of spreading “fake news” and “propaganda” during the presidential election. Adding that RT and Sputnik were “organs of influence and propaganda” and “behaved like structures of the government”. It’s too bad for America that the President was France’s Emmanuel Macron.  And I guarantee that […]

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Really? 5.2.17 – Trump Has a Bad Week and It’s Only Tuesday.

May 2, 2017

Donald Trump disdain for history. Tucker Carlson told the head of the White House Correspondent’s Asociation that the press hates Donald Trump. He has misread the media. I suggest that if the press has an institutional opinion of Trump, it is that he is an idiot – because they go where the evidence leads. And that evidence […]

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Really? 4.18.17 Trump & Pence Stare at North Korea; Ivanka’s China Coincidence; Huckabee Hates Cable; Alex Jones, Joker.

April 18, 2017

America: One big happy family. On April 6th, Ivanka Trump dined with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. The same day the Chinese authorities approved her trademarks in the world’s second-largest economy. Trump is making America great again – one kid at a time. Pence’s staring contest. Mike Pence is on a tour of Asia. […]

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Really? – 4.6.17 – The ‘Luv Gov’; Mexicans, Russians – What’s the Dif?; Steve Bannon Met His Garlic.

April 6, 2017

A Tale of Sin in the Heart of Dixie. Republicans call themselves the party of family values. Evangelicals lay claim to morality. Gov. Robert Bentley is both – and has neither. Despite being caught on tape extolling the joys of putting his hands up the shirt of aide Rebekah Mason and saying “If we’re going to do what […]

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Really? – 4.5.17 – The Fox News Sty; Misogynists Unite; Trump on Syria – and some Other Stuff

April 5, 2017

Fox News’ abuse birds have come home to roost. The New York Times shone a light on Bill O’Reilly‘s serial harassment and the price Fox News had to pay. Then a Fox contributor, Julie Roginsky, sued the network for gender discrimination. Fox has prospered under a misogyny cloud for years. Even Roger Ailes’ ouster for shameless abasement […]

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