Squabbles and Harsh Judges in Court, Maybe
Once again it’s time for the replacement of the ol’ newspaper entertainment courtesy of the Sunday morning news shows, non cable. Fox News is first,(also the only Fox News over the air here in Albuquerque) at 8:00 AM here. Well, everybody’s favorite ditz Kellyanne Conway was justifying the Trump admin against the book, by Bob Woodward and the anonymous op ed by the NY Times. She, like Loretta Lynne, is standing by her man, Trump; after all he’s the only one that would actually give her a job. I doubt that another president would be so generous. She spoke quite a bit, but my notes — I take notes — give little content besides what we already know. The ‘newest revelations’ in a book or op ed are nothing we don’t already know. She just defended Trump and pointed to the great economy as proof. Fluff. More fluff, etc…
The squabbles are a result of certain factions within the admin not liking certain things he advocates such as detente with Russia or N Korea. I say the neocons are behind this as they spread like a cancer destroying everything they can infect with bombs and missiles. Maybe an IC(intelligence community) wonk submitted the op ed. Or the neocons. I frankly don’t give a shit as it distracts from the real happenings in a false mask of absurd drama in the surreal.
Yemen is still being bombed. Good people are still being slaughtered by US made weaponry and militaristic support. Syria is still being occupied by covert(secret) US special forces or operatives. Endless wars continue unabated. Deficits reach stratospheric levels. A big crash is coming…
Yes we had an interview of VP Pence as he reaffirmed how good the economy was and how they lowered taxes. He didn’t say what they(the GOP) will do after the elections as they will most assuredly try to gut SS, Medicare and Medicaid. The fat get fatter. The corporations got a 40% tax cut. Yep, the economy looks good through the wealthy’s rose colored glasses. It’s not quite so rosy for the poor. Me either, for what it’s worth. Remember, we paid taxes for Medicare and SS, they are NOT entitlements.
Mr Pence also stands by Trump. He wouldn’t comment on the two congressmen being investigated on corruption or the president sicking the DOJ to halt the investigation as Trump wanted Sessions to do. My, what a conundrum, a catch 22. Trump will continue to undermine his office and create drama without even trying. Who need anonymous sources or books? Just listen to them for a few instant yucks or two. Either Sessions or Trump, it doesn’t matter.
He mentioned how strong the GOP was for the fall elections. I will say that if the democrats keep putting lame corporate lackeys to run they won’t get voters to go to the polls; why should they vote against their wishes? I certainly won’t. If a real peoples candidate actually ran I’d vote again. I’m not holding my breath on that though. The Pelosi’s, Schumer’s, all corporate, pro-banker imbeciles have to go. Then I might vote again.
He mentioned Syria and the “red line” on chemical weapons and how Obama didn’t bomb the shit out of them after the fake chemical attacks in the past. Fake being the operative term. They were done by the rebels; some maybe with covert US support. Just think how much better we’d all be if Syria was left to their own affairs. Maybe 5 million or more could return and rebuild what was a progressive non sectarian nation. The US should spend Israel’s aid rebuilding Syria instead. Assist the living with all the support they need.
The panels just stayed within their own views on the right or left.(fake left really) They speculated on who wrote the op ed. They talked about Kavanaugh. He really is a pro-corporate, pro-executive power, anti-civilian rights judge. The absolute as far right as one can get judge. I don’t see any real way for the senate not to confirm him without GOP support. So we’ll be stuck with him far after I’m gone to gripe about his terrible decisions.
Some speculated on the firing of AG Jeff Sessions. I wish! He’s living in the 19th century with those authoritarian sentiments. I bet he’d have a whipping post if he could get away with it for uppity prisoners. Or shackles. Or chains.
A few observations: Miss America is tonight. I’m speculating the viewership will decline. After all why would men want to watch a pageant without pretty young women in swimsuits? So what if I like looking at pretty young women in skimpy swimwear? I admit it, so what? I still respect women. I kinda thought the whole point of beauty pageants was to see pretty women. we’ll see, I won’t be watching. I’ll read Deleuze and Guatarri or watch porn.
Football started today, the pros, that is. I find football too violent when I’m not drinking. I’ve been sober over a month now. I’ll watch golf’s Ryder Cup next week, I believe.
I don’t think Russia has near as much influence on elections as folks are led to believe. I do know that rich people such as the Koch’s, Adleson, Mercer, AIPAC, etc, affect elections as money usually equates with who wins. Money, more than a $grand each, has to be removed from the process for decency.
I do enjoy pointing out the absurdities of government along with their officials and the pundits spewing mostly crap on Sunday mornings. Don’t take it too seriously. There’ll be more nonsense next week no doubt. They can’t fucking help making us laugh. Peace, The Ol’ Hippy