Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This happened

Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration as Secretary of Labor.  Puzder is notorious for abusing his thousands of fast-food workers and depriving them of their pitiful wages as often as possible, but what killed his nomination was an old tape from an Oprah Winfrey show in which his ex-wife described his violence toward her.  This is now a deal-breaker, almost as bad as hiring a nanny without a green card.

Justin Trudeau traveled to Washington to ask that Sarah Palin not be appointed ambassador to Canada.  Palin had already declined, explaining that she does not speak Canadian.  There is now a rumor that the owner of the Miami Marlins may become ambassador to France.  This has absolutely nothing to do with Jared Kushner's negotiations to buy the team.  So don't even think about it.

Michael Flynn has resigned as national security adviser because he was recorded back in December discussing sanctions and other matters with the Russian ambassador.  The national security adviser and his employer were unaware that phone calls to Russian diplomats are routinely recorded.  His employer chooses to blame the news media for their "un-American" and "illegal" behavior in revealing this inconvenient story.  Since neither the FBI nor anyone in Congress is investigating Flynn's (probably) criminal activities, government employees are going over their heads and informing the public in the only way they know.  (Jason Chaffetz:  "It's taking care of itself.")

Kellyanne Conway has promised to "reduce my television exposure."  No one is complaining.

Oh, yeah, the Russian military is playing chicken with the US all over the place.  Nobody seems to know what this means.

The Oroville Dam in California has been shored up and two hundred thousand people have been allowed to return to their homes, at least until it rains again. 

Netanyahu was here to flatter Trump and make sure we will keep on underwriting whatever he does in the occupied territories.  At a "press conference," Trump took questions exclusively from Rightzi cranks.  Strangely, this did not include the Wall Street Journal, which is reporting that intelligence officials refuse to share information with Trump because they can't trust him not to share it with Putin.

Congress has not been idle.  They passed a bill making it easier for the mentally ill to buy guns. 

I don't make it up.  I just type it.


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