Sunday, October 15, 2017


The last glimmer of hope for a nuclear detente with North Korea, that had resulted from negotiations with the Clinton administration, went out the window with the invasion of Iraq by George W. Bush.

From the viewpoint of North Korea, nothing demonstrated the perfidy of the United States than when Bush ordered U.N. arms inspectors, who were not finding any nuclear weapons, out of Iraq, and then invaded the smaller country for reasons of policy.

Their distrust was reinforced when Gaddafi, who had given up his nuclear ambitions, was bombed into submission by Western Powers, in Libya, during the Obama Administration.  The nuance that the West was trying to avoid a genocide by Gaddafi, was lost on the despotic leadership of North Korea.

With the Iran agreement now in jeopardy, it is doubtful that the United States will ever, ever again, be able to single-handedly broker and act as guarantor to any agreement between other nations, as in the past.  

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Harvey Weinstein is just in the wrong line of business.  If he were a star performer, as Donald Trump, could have told him, he could have groped all those starlets, with impunity.  If he had emulated Trump and ran for President, all those accusations of sexual harassment would have been met with a ho-hum from his adoring voters.

Harvey would be well advised to try to get Donald for a mentor.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Because some liberal supporters have been found to be sexual predators, some of my so-called "Conservative" friends have been gleefully wallowing in a puddle of self-righteousness.  

Forgotten are the Roger Ailes and Bill O'Rileys of their own party. Their President,  the Chief Executive of the nation, whom they faithfully follow,  a thrice-married philanderer and self-admitted sexual predator has been absolved of any sin by a Hollywood Liberal who has strayed.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


I think that I may have figured out what Trump's problem is.  For practical people, like Trump, "Truth" is something to use to win the particular argument of the moment.  It exists for that moment and then disappears and should not be subject to recall.  If someone is so crass as to remind people that that old truth once existed, the new "truth" is that the old truth never existed, therefore, it is "fake news"

The constant referral to old truths by a group of people collectively called "the Press" is a constant distraction to an elderly gentleman set in the ways of  New York real estate developers.

Another thing is explained by the foregoing.  Trump is probably not angered by Tillerson calling him a moron; he is angry because Tillerson did not lie when asked about it.  If Truth is of so little worth, what is the value of a lie?  Why wouldn't Tillerson just be like a normal Trump person and just deny he had said it?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


I am glad that Donald and Rex have raised the bar by engaging in an I.Q. contest instead of one that other little boys engage in to prove their superiority.

I doubt that any actual contest will ever occur, even though Mensa has offered to provide tests, because Trump guards his actual I.Q. number as secretively as he does his tax returns, and Tillerson, by virtue of having agreed to become Donald's Secretary of State, to begin with, has self-doubts about his own I.Q.

Sunday, October 8, 2017


In response to a  Trump twitter accusing Sen. Corker of  being cowardly, by not running for re-election to the Senate,   the Senator came back with a twitter saying that the President had turned the White House into an adult day care center.  Trump supporters have roundly criticized Corker for having. needlessly, personally attacked the President, in the twitter exchange.

Trump supporters  are also saying that they are waiting to see whether Democrats will react to Corker's comments, in the same way they so strongly reacted to Trump having mocked a reporter with a disability.   

Friday, October 6, 2017


Liberals, it is said, are furious about Tillerson calling Trump a moron.  They claim that it is a blatant attempt to upgrade Trump's intelligence status, and they will have nothing to do with it.