Thoughts on Events the Week of Fabruary 13

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on February 19, 2017

National Security – Mike Flynn’s short and ignominious NSA career ended after just 24 days, when it came out that he cahooted with Russia. Today, President Donald J. Trump praised Flynn and said his demise (Flynn’s, not his own) was due to the dishonest media. (Does this mean that if Flynn had lasted a month, Ponzi Don would have given him a gold watch?)

The burning question in Washington now is the infamous, “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” I don’t believe for a minute that Vice President Pence didn’t know about this, I don’t believe Flynn did it without Ponzi’s knowing it, and if Pence didn’t know, it was because Ponzi didn’t tell him.

Meanwhile, Ponzi Don, self-proclaimed sole protector of our national security, while dining at his resort in Florida, received a document informing him that North Korea had launched a mid-range ballistic missile. Coincidentally, but fortunately, Ponzi Don was dining with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe at the time, who has responsibility for national security in his own country, so they were able to discuss the North Korean provocation on the spot.

There were a number of other diners in the room who were also interested in the document, though not responsible for national security, nor with the security clearance to view the document, for that matter. But, they did view it. They read it over Ponzi’s shoulder, used their smart phones’ flashlight function to get a better view, possibly took a picture of it, and listened to Abe and Ponzi discuss what to do about it. Bottom line, Ponzi basically shared the news with his customers and staff. (Does anyone doubt that some employee or employees at Mar-A-Lago are not on the payroll of some unfriendly government by now?)

These events beg a question, which has in my view a curious answer: Who was the greatest risk to our national security this week:

  1. Our erstwhile National Security Advisor
  2. The President of the United States
  3. Or, that “official” national security risk, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos the 36 year old mother of two who has lived and worked in the U.S. for 22 years since being brought here at age 14, and was deported to Mexico from Arizona?

Meanwhile, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who was forced to call for an investigation of Ponzi’s advisor Kellyanne Conway, since she violated ethics laws publicly on cable network TV, returned to his day job of covering up for Ponzi by insisting that no further investigation of Flynn is necessary, and refusing to begin one. How many committees investigated Hillary Clinton regarding Benghazi and her emails?

Drip, drip, drip: Ponzi Don is furious about leaks coming from almost everywhere in his administration, and has set some clueless boob to find out who is leaking. Ponzi, there’s an easy way to stop leaks: stop doing bad shit.

Oy vey! The most remarkable thing that happened last week is that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to visit the White House, and because of all the news about chaos and scandals, hardly anyone noticed.

This was particularly odd, because in an off the shoulder remark at a joint appearance before the press with Netanyahu, Ponzi Don endorsed a one state solution to the Palestinian problem, overturning decades of American and U.N. policy, and causing Bibi to ejaculate spontaneously on stage.

What have you done for us lately?: Ponzi, I watched highlights of your 77 minute press conference. You need to know this good news: you won the election, you were inaugurated, so you are the President. I’m surprised you didn’t know that. It was in all the papers. You can stop campaigning now. You can stop smearing your opponent. You have no opponent. You won! One small piece of advice, though: people will tire soon of hearing that you won, particularly from you. Everyone already knows that.

The popular vote, the margin of victory in the Electoral College, what mean things you said about the press and about your opponents, and mean things they said about you, are no longer relevant. The only thing relevant now is what you do going forward.  You need to start getting something done. If you do, perhaps the press will say something nice about you, courts will stop blocking you, and people will stop protesting, depending, of course, on what you do. Going forward, everything is your responsibility, good or bad. You can’t keep blaming somebody else. You are where the buck stops.

Groundhog’s Day?: After an interminable, vulgar election, I turn on the  television and see Ponzi Don campaigning again, and lots of political advertising. People favoring or opposed to this or that legislation; people for or against nominees for Supreme Court Justice or other official requiring senate approval. Didn’t we just wake up from this nightmare? Are we going to have to go through it all again? Spare me.

Status of the States: The inner sexist in me has observed women in tight driving situations, look straight ahead and leave it to the other driver to deal with the problem. This may cause an accident, but if they are not involved, they just drive on and don’t think about it. (Many accidents occur when two of these ladies meet at an intersection.)

My baby sister lives in Kansas, where, she says, all of her girlfriends voted for Ponzi Don. When she asks them why, they say they just don’t think about politics much.

Kansas gets the cup this week, based on its voters’ look-straight-ahead-and-don’t-think-about-it brand of citizenship.

I can’t wait until the end of the first quarter of 2017 to make this change. After watching the smarmy and corrupt way in which Alabama replaced its smarmy Senator Sessions, I am kicking Mississippi off the worst state list and putting Alabama on in its place. They’ve earned it.

Coming Attractions: My thoughts on the Obama presidency, and thoughts on our divided nation.

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