Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Too much caffeine

Midweek madness...Trump's cybersecurity expert Rudolph Giuliani doesn't know how Twitter works, so he inadvertently abetted the creation of a new website,  Go there.  You'll like it.

Michael Avenatti is not running for president after all, and neither is Deval Patrick.  Neither am I, for  that matter, and my decision is final.

The national debt has now topped $21 trillion, thanks in large part to demented military spending, Republican tax cuts, and the sabotage of American industry and agriculture.  Asked if this is likely to make the economy implode, Tariff Man replied, "Yeah, but I won't be here."  In other words, it's what Douglas Adams called SEP -- somebody else's problem.  Meanwhile, blame will be shifted to Medicare, foreign aid, Headstart (if that still exists) and the damnable expense of natural disasters.  Tighten the belts!  Rake the forests!

"Substantial assistance" to the Mueller investigation may keep Michael Flynn, Sr., out of jail.  I don't care, as long as at least one Trump goes in his place.

Eight hundred points in one day!  Glad I'm not an investor.  Thanks, Obama.  We haven't worked out all the details, but I'm sure it's your fault somehow.

The White House Correspondents Dinner organizers couldn't find a comedian who was either right-wing and funny, or liberal and prepared to endure death threats from the Q Continuum, so they have asked the biographer Ron Chernow to speak instead.  A delighted Trump, who believes he ended the career of Michelle Wolf, has threatened to attend.  He should probably read (hah!) Mr. Chernow's op-ed in the September 23, 2010, New York Times, "The Founding Fathers Versus the Tea Party."  It might not be the tongue-bath Donnie anticipates.

Trump is still trying to get the post office to raise its rates just for Washington Post proprietor Jeff Bezos.  That should bring Amazon to its knees.

CIA director Gina Haspel told Senators it looks like the Saudi crown prince is up to his houndstooth red tablecloth in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.  I was shocked, too.

I just checked, and the world is still laughing at Trump's G-20 antics, especially the part where he left the president of Argentina alone onstage and wandered off, saying, "Get me the hell out of here."  It was clearly the fault of President Macri (Argentina) and President Macron (France) for having practically the same name.  He also has trouble with Balkans/Baltics and June/July.

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke has concluded that he might now be Senator-elect Beto O'Rourke had he asked Barack Obama to campaign with him instead of, say, Willie Nelson.  He has had several meetings with Obama to discuss running for president in 2020.  Not that there's anything wrong with Willie Nelson.  Why not both, Beto?

The surviving members of the Daley machine and Tammany Hall have written to North Carolina Republicans to protest that they have never seen this level of election fuckery.  All right, I made that part up, but it could have been true.  Who came up with door-to-door "collection" of mail ballots?  Inspired.



Blogger The New York Crank said...

"Rudolph Giuliani doesn't know how Twitter works, so he inadvertently abetted the creation of a new website, "

Dang! Too late! It's gone.

Yours with mournful crankiness,
The New York Crank

6:02 PM  

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