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The Ship of State is Floundering
Author: BobR    Date: 09/07/2017 15:21:02

If I wrote "tRump is doing a terrible job as president", 75% of the country would roll their eyes and say "well yeah - no duh"... But I am going to write it anyway. Okay, actually, I just did. There is a reason for it, though, and this past week illustrates just why.

The country has some very big problems. The Houston area and parts of Louisiana were hit with devastating flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. The western half of the country is choking on smoke due to all the wildfires. Florida is only days away from being slammed with one of the largest hurricanes in recent history.

From a government perspective, tRump has bankrupted the Secret Service, the government runs out of money at the end of the month, and most of our major executive branch departments are severely understaffed, and led by people who are diametrically opposed to the mission of their respective departments.

So how does Feckless Leader handle this? He goes to Houston, does a photo op of himself improperly loading a truck with supplies, then tells those rendered homeless by the storm and huddled in shelters to "have a good time".

He threatens to eliminate the DACA program which protects DREAMERS from being deported - because THAT'S a priority with everything going on.

He wastes yet more money to go to North Dakota to talk about tax cuts (while the government scrambles to appropriate funds to deal with all these natural disasters), and tells residents there that even though a drought is destroying their crops, they are "better off" than the people in Houston. Thanks tRump! That REALLY helps. Why not just tell them to eat cake?

As Florida prepares for a direct hit, the residents are likely wondering what sort of help, compassion, and possibly empathy they will get from this administration. If recent events are any lesson, they are on their own. In his alt-eloquence, tRump stated that Irma hitting Florida "could be something that will be not good". Wow - THAT should settle any doubts and fears. THAT is leadership...

Not.

If there's any silver lining here, once can squeeze a few drops of schadenfreude out of this with the knowledge that tRump's estate in St. Martin was likely destroyed, and Irma has her sights set squarely on Mar-a-Lago.

Perhaps that's what he meant by "something that will be not good".

 

25 comments (Latest Comment: 09/07/2017 20:01:30 by TriSec)
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Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 13:12:33
good morning!

Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 13:13:07



Comment by Scoopster on 09/07/2017 13:27:57
Mornin' all!

In case you missed it, the replay of Harvey Relief Done Quick is on now. They're also still accepting donations for the Houston Food Bank.
And Chrono Trigger is coming up reaaaally soon!

Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 13:50:49
Looks like Rudy Guiliani is going to get swept up in some happening in the next few days.



Comment by wickedpam on 09/07/2017 13:55:24
Morning

Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 14:02:21
Quote by Raine:
Looks like Rudy Guiliani is going to get swept up in some happening in the next few days.

This is what Garland posted on Twitter:

Along with this NYT article from earlier this year.

Shit is going down!


Comment by Mondobubba on 09/07/2017 14:13:19
Mondo bug out count down clock 2 hrs 47 minutes

Comment by Mondobubba on 09/07/2017 14:14:58
Comment by Mondobubba on 09/07/2017 14:16:27
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Looks like Rudy Guiliani is going to get swept up in some happening in the next few days.

This is what Garland posted on Twitter:

Along with this NYT article from earlier this year.

Shit is going down!



That looks to be some serious fuckery. It might explain why Ghouliani has been appointed to any position of trust.

Comment by Scoopster on 09/07/2017 14:18:55
Quote by Mondobubba:
Mondo bug out count down clock 2 hrs 47 minutes

Whereabouts you heading to ride out the storm?

Comment by Scoopster on 09/07/2017 14:24:39
This is some Goebbels level bullshit.




Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 15:09:43
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Looks like Rudy Guiliani is going to get swept up in some happening in the next few days.

This is what Garland posted on Twitter:

Along with this NYT article from earlier this year.

Shit is going down!



That looks to be some serious fuckery. It might explain why Ghouliani has been appointed to any position of trust.
Yup.

It also might explain why he's been so quiet.


Comment by BobR on 09/07/2017 15:21:57
BLOG IS POSTED

Sorry for the delay - I got caught up in a work problem

Comment by Scoopster on 09/07/2017 15:53:16
Well, Don Jr. Basically just admitted to it. He DID meet with Russian agents. And he's trying to play it off as inexperience.

Funny thing here - the article interprets his remarks as if he was saying he was trying to get dirt on Clinton & determine her fitness for office. But the exact quote is "To the extent they had information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that I should at least hear them out. Depending on what, if any, information they had, I could then consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration.” I thought that was interesting enough to highlight because it doesn't specify which candidate(s). Makes me think this FSB agent showed him the dirt they have on his scumbag father.

Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 15:57:18
Quote by Scoopster:
Well, Don Jr. Basically just admitted to it. He DID meet with Russian agents. And he's trying to play it off as inexperience.

Funny thing here - the article interprets his remarks as if he was saying he was trying to get dirt on Clinton & determine her fitness for office. But the exact quote is "To the extent they had information concerning the fitness, character or qualifications of a presidential candidate, I believed that I should at least hear them out. Depending on what, if any, information they had, I could then consult with counsel to make an informed decision as to whether to give it further consideration.” I thought that was interesting enough to highlight because it doesn't specify which candidate(s). Makes me think this FSB agent showed him the dirt they have on his scumbag father.
Yup!


Comment by wickedpam on 09/07/2017 16:04:25
Anyone know if there's a place where I can listen to the Frangela/Fugate interview again? Couldn't hear all of it that's to trains and people talking in the hall very LOUDLY

Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 16:05:59
IT is pretty amazing that this storm looks like it is going to wipe out that area of Florida.

Comment by Raine on 09/07/2017 16:06:29
Quote by wickedpam:
Anyone know if there's a place where I can listen to the Frangela/Fugate interview again? Couldn't hear all of it that's to trains and people talking in the hall very LOUDLY
You could ask them on twitter.

That was amazing.


Comment by wickedpam on 09/07/2017 16:19:52
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Anyone know if there's a place where I can listen to the Frangela/Fugate interview again? Couldn't hear all of it that's to trains and people talking in the hall very LOUDLY
You could ask them on twitter.

That was amazing.



Good idea :)


Comment by Scoopster on 09/07/2017 16:44:14
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Comment by Mondobubba on 09/07/2017 16:56:39
Quote by Scoopster:
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Fuck! I am going to miss the sharknado!

Comment by Mondobubba on 09/07/2017 16:58:43
I am out of here I will report in from the base of operations for the evening*





*AKA the Howard Johnson's in Manning, SC. As Special Agent Dale Cooper would say, "A Clean Rool, reasonably priced,"

Comment by livingonli on 09/07/2017 18:09:59
If I lived in Florida, I would be getting as far away as possible right now myself.

Comment by TriSec on 09/07/2017 18:44:03
Howdy folks. Quiet day in the city - I'm a 'waiter' trolley right now, standing by until needed.

Despite everything, we're still carrying on. I happened by a naturalization ceremony at Faneuil Hall. Nothing like that new citizen smell!

Comment by TriSec on 09/07/2017 20:01:30
I have a report from the Trisec Compound in West Palm Beach. Storm shutters are secured, all outdoor items are now indoors, pool is closed and covered. Now waiting for the strike. Not oceanside, our place is in Lake Worth, well inland. Wind will be the issue, maybe local rain flooding. Too far away from the storm surge, but one can never tell with Florida.