Monday, April 17, 2017

LOSING DOUBT

Again Trump reiterates that he would rather have you wonder, whether he refuses to release his tax returns, to hide very unethical behavior, rather than to reveal them and have you lose any doubt.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

REHABILITATING A FALLEN ASSET

Sorry, but no matter that there is an apparent rift between Putin and Trump, over Syria, I am unable to convince myself that it is not a ploy to rehabilitate Putin's greatest intelligence asset.  Trump not only could be the crowning achievement, for an old spymaster, but possibly the most expensive, considering the billions poured into Trump's real estate.  

Sunday, April 9, 2017

WHY DIDN'T TRUMP DESTROY THE RUNWAYS AT THE SYRIAN AIRPORT?

The answer to the question is simple.  Where would the Syrians have put all the planes, that had to be taken out of the bunkers, that were to be destroyed?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ROUGHING IT IS NOT THE FIRST LADY'S CUP OF TEA

Melania Trump limits the amount of time that she spends at the White House.  Perhaps, the rather rustic appointments at the Washington residence, when compared to the opulence she enjoys at Trump Tower, are such that she just can only take so much of living there.  Who can blame her?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WHAT WILL DONALD DO?

The question of the day, stemming from the North Korean missile test and Assad's use of chemical weapons, is what the Trump Administration will do about it.  Trump has used some very tough words about what happened in Syria and his Secretary of State has indicated that the U.S. has said enough on the subject, to North Korea, intimating that henceforward the U.S. will act, not talk.

Only time will tell what will happen; I believe, at the moment, that all this will turn out to be more bullshit that the Trump people will  hope you will forget they ever said. 

SUSAN RICE

A good friend, who happens to be a card-carrying Republican, recently commented about Susan Rice.  Here is my reply:

"Susan Rice, as National Security Adviser, not only had a right but a duty to request a court to unmask the identity of the "American Subject" in those reports.  She had the obligation not to release the name of the person.  Isn't it strange to Repugs that not a word leaked out that it was Flynn, the one who was unmasked, until a RepublicanAdministration got its hands on the classified information?  Flynn was even confirmed in the job until the Acting head of the DOJ, under Trump, exposed him and forced Flynn's resignation, on the grounds that he could be blackmailed by the Russians.  But now it's Susan Rice's fault?  Sorry but Repugs are sick puppies." 

Monday, April 3, 2017

PUTIN'S FOWL COMING HOME TO ROOST?

Earlier in this blog, I posted an item indicating that Putin may be quite shrewd, he lacks wisdom in his decision making.  Even though at home, he has a large Sunni Moslem population who chafe under his rule, he sided with Shias in Syria, in a civil war.

It is possible that Sunni militants, now returning from that same civil war, may be responsible for terror attacks in St. Petersburg.  It was, indeed, predictable.  

IT TAKES A PATHOLOGY

Recently, a Trump claim that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, while in office, was publicly debunked by the head of the F.B.I. among many others of the intelligence community.

Undeterred, Donald insists that his wiretapping claims are turning out to be true.  Perhaps it is time for his relatives to invoke the ADA to prevent further mockery of the old man.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

DISTORTING DEFUNDING

When Republicans talk of "defunding" Planned Parenthood, they are distorting the ordinary meaning of the word.  The funds in question are actually payments made to Planned Parenthood for services rendered, under the law, under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.  If the Government no longer agrees to accept Planned Parenthood as a supplier of these services, the Government would have to reimburse another supplier, for these same services, or as happens, too frequently, there are no other suppliers, of these services, in a reasonable distance from the Planned Parenthood facility, and the needs go unfulfilled.

Since abortions are never reimbursed by the Government, that issue is completely extraneous to the issue of defunding  Planned Parenthood.