Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Gotham City Digest

     Yes, Kellyanne Conway this morning called Donald Trump "the Commander of Cheese." Seems to me Conway didn't need a facelift as much as a brain lift or perhaps a reinflation.

     Yesterday, the 50th anniversary of RFK's assassination, was primary day in California and several other states. And the best piece of news to come out of California's election day yesterday was Aaron Persky, the judge that sentenced Brock Turner to six months in jail for raping a coed, will be removed from office after a recall. He's the first California judge to be recalled from office in 86 years.

     
     Looks as if the sun wasn't the only thing that was eclipsed last August 22nd. So was most of Steve Mnuchin's itinerary for that day. That was discovered by the Daily Beast when they discovered that the Treasury Department heavily redacted six pages pertaining to Mnuchin's activities for that day that were requested through a FOIA request. I know that in the last several decades, the FOIA has been gutted to the point where it's utterly meaningless. But how can Mnuchin and the Treasury Dept. claim "law enforcement" while hiding his plainly illegal and/or unethical activities for that day? And I say "illegal and/or unethical" because, if his activities that day were all upfront and above board, why hide them?

     Look what Daddy Warbucks' little girl was up to during the campaign! As the Buzzfeed article's lede says, Ivanka Trump's name has barely come up during the Mueller investigation but perhaps it should. Because apparently, in the fall of 2015, months after Daddy threw his dunce cap in the ring, future unofficial First Lady Ivanka contacted his main stooge, Michael Cohen, to contact a Russian weightlifter about arranging a meeting between Trump and Putin for a Trump tower in Moscow that would've netted the family millions. As usual, Cohen did nothing, the weightlifter, who has no apparent ties to the Putin government said he did nothing until Buzzfeed reminded him he'd sent Cohen at least two emails regarding the proposed meeting before he clammed up. Yeah, nothing to see here, folks. Except Congress and Mueller's team believe otherwise. So, you have a failed fashion designer and professional hanger on, a lawyer who likes to threaten people and a Russian weightlifter. This isn't a presidential administration. It's a movie by the fucking Coen Brothers.

     On the one hand, it's a good thing that Trump commuted Alice Johnson's sentence. But on the other hand, it's frightening that our Commander of Cheese can be so easily persuaded to do what bubble-brained Instagram stars ask of him. That's right. Kim Kardashian went to the White House a couple of days ago to talk to Trump about prison reform and got this out of him. How much you want to bet, during his dealing with Kardashian, Trump thought he was dealing with the other Kim in North Korea?

     Trump is so fucking stupid, he thinks Canada burned down Washington in the War of 1812. Yes, he said this to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the phone recently when discussing his insane and needless tariffs on Canada and other ally nations. According to CNN's sources, at one point, Trump said to Trudeau, "Didn't you guys burn down the White House?" You know, the same house that Trump once called "a dump." Well, after that phone call, I'd understand if Trudeau wishes they had. And now, without further ado, Donald Trump's version of the War of 1812.

     Lastly, just to prove that Donald Trump isn't the only historical revisionist in our government, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert uttered this priceless gem yesterday when talking about the upcoming D Day observance: "Tomorrow is the anniversary of the D-Day invasion. We obviously have a very long history with the government of Germany, and we have a strong relationship with the government of Germany." Which, to judge those words at their face value, means the Nazis were our allies during WWII. Which, of course, is inaccurate.
     That didn't happen until Operation Paperclip months later.

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At June 6, 2018 at 8:06 PM, Blogger Harry Hamid said...

He is ALL of our Commander of Cheese.

 

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