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Who's Tired Of All The Winning? - Albert Burneko - The Concourse
... yes, he is a spastic, Uristat-suppurating totalitarian anus ..., but at least there might be an electric nihilist thrill in seeing him bring his pro-wrestling heel act to the fusty business of governing. Even on the delivery of this, he has failed. His presidency ... is flaccid and dismally repetitive. Decreasingly ambitious promises are followed by instantaneous withdrawal at the first sign of opposition, then by petulant lashing-out at Democrats or conservatives or CNN or the New York Times, then by a mewling, self-pitying interview with an organ of the very media he pretends to despise, then by a shuffling of the craven frauds and stooges with whom he surrounds himself ...

The one thing Trump ever had going for him ... was a reef fish's reflexes in pursuit of the next news cycle ... In the campaign, those ... reflexes helped him crush the scattered field of GOP candidates and--give or take a few lucky breaks, a failing civil society that has cast tens of millions of frustrated people completely adrift, and a world-historically unloveable opponent who campaigned on the abundantly false notion that everything's already super duper awesome thanks to our meritocrat overlords--helped make him president. ...

The bright irony is that now that he's in the Oval Office, those reflexes do him no good: ... he has no other moves; of course he doesn't. He's globally incompetent ... a paranoid, doddering old shit-for-brains passing out framed printouts of the electoral map like Werther's Originals and calling up his air-headed dilettante son-in-law to come over and get the dang VCR working.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Fri Apr 28th, 2017 at 11:34:12 PM EST
Donald Trump's first 100 days have been a moneymaking success story
Like many previous presidents, he golfs. And like all presidents who golf, when he hits the green, he is accompanied by Secret Service agents. The agents use golf carts to get around the courses. And to get their hands on the golf carts, they need to rent them from the golf courses at which the president plays. All of this is fundamentally normal -- except for the fact that Trump golfs at courses he owns. So when the Secret Service spends $35,000 on Mar-a-Lago golf cart rentals, it's not just a normal security expense -- Trump is personally profiting from his own protection.
by das monde on Sat Apr 29th, 2017 at 01:42:44 AM EST
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Yes, you're beginning to get the impression that DC is turning way from the WH shit-show and is getting on with "governing" as much as it can without him.

Governing is necessarily in quotes because we're talking about the GOP here whose idea of running things generally involves dreams of high speed and brick walls. They're having to learn on the job.

US government is being done by people who've never done proper governing before, which makes them incompetent amatuers. All the while trying to downplay and ignore the smoking crater where GOP dreams met reality up the road at 1600 Penn Ave.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Apr 29th, 2017 at 07:22:07 AM EST
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