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Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:49 PM

The Mad King (part #9)

“As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods;
They kill us for their sport.”
William Shakeshere; King Lear



The mad king is said to be questioning if it was really him saying the most repulsive things on the infamous tape, and if President Obama's birth certificate is real. He is also telling people that Mr. Mueller's investigation will soon end, clearing him by the end of the year. It would be easy to think that this is simply another example of his pathological lying – lying to others, and to himself – rather than to recognize that it is, instead, evidence that his grasp upon anything close to reality is zero.

That is not reassuring, of course, at a time when the tensions between the United States and North Korea are spiking. The mad king on a “good” day is incapable of dealing with, because he views it entirely within the context of a conflict between him and the tyrant of North Korea. Thus far, the generals have limited Trump to making threats that make rational citizens of the world uneasy. And Trump's nonsense can only be viewed as a threat to his North Korean counterpoint.

Those with entrenched personality disorders such as Trump tend to experience episodes of psychosis – breaks from reality – when under great stress. What stress is Trump currently under, that is different from the levels he otherwise has? The rather obvious answer is the news that Michael Flynn is either negotiating a deal, or has accepted one, with Team Mueller.

As noted previously, Flynn's motivation for seeking a deal are two-fold: first, he is seeking to protect his son, even more than himself, and second, he does not have faith in Trump's commitment or ability to protect him and his son by way of pardon. Thus, his desire to reach a deal. However, since Flynn is a known liar, Mr. Mueller's team has demanded more than Flynn's testimony. They have demanded that he produce documentation that proves what he is willing to testify to is accurate. And Flynn has such documentation.

There are only three potential targets that Flynn could turn on that are of interest to Mueller's team. They are Donald, Jr., Jared, and Trump. It is possible, even likely, that due to concerns that Trump would pardon his son and/or son-in-law, the potential charges against the pair will be reinforced by the NYS Attorney General. However, Mr. Mueller is definitely aware that his investigation is going to lead to an intense confrontation with the mad king.

Thus, it seems possible that Trump's saying he will be cleared by New Year's Day is rooted in a decision that he has made to try to “fire” Mr. Mueller by the end of December. Other than that, there is simply no way the investigation stops. Manafort doesn't go to trial until May of 2018, and might well be seeking a deal between now and then. If Trump does pardon him, it merely adds to the obstruction of justice case against the mad king. The same goes for Junior and Jared.

As Trump rants irrationally behind closed doors, tweets anti-Muslim garbage on twitter, and insults Native Americans at a public ceremony, a few among the White House staff quietly express concern. But more of the republican rats in DC are destroying as much of the federal government as possible. Still others seek to exploit the waning opportunities for “tax reforms” that will institutionalize feudalism in America.

A central theme in the mad king's mind is his hatred for Barack Obama. It is safe to say that the same toxic thinking that led to the “Obama wire-tapped me” bit, is churning daily. Hence, not only the birther nonsense, but the attempt to destroy everything the President who humiliated him in public accomplished. For in Trump's world, insults and public humiliation represent the power of manhood.

It's said that the mad king has turned the presidency into a reality show. One hopes that 2018 serves as the show's final season. The degeneration of the executive branch will require years, many years, to treat and heal once he is gone. The damage done to the nation's social and economic fabric will demand more. The need for new Democrats in the House and Senate is clear.

Peace,
H2O Man

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tblue37 Nov 2017 #1
H2O Man Nov 2017 #4
Beringia Nov 2017 #2
H2O Man Nov 2017 #5
Me. Nov 2017 #3
H2O Man Nov 2017 #6
fantase56 Nov 2017 #7
H2O Man Nov 2017 #8
burrowowl Nov 2017 #9
H2O Man Nov 2017 #10
burrowowl Dec 2017 #24
Me. Nov 2017 #11
H2O Man Nov 2017 #12
Horse with no Name Nov 2017 #13
H2O Man Nov 2017 #16
Horse with no Name Nov 2017 #19
H2O Man Nov 2017 #20
coeur_de_lion Nov 2017 #23
kentuck Nov 2017 #14
H2O Man Nov 2017 #17
spanone Nov 2017 #15
H2O Man Nov 2017 #18
grantcart Nov 2017 #21
Hekate Nov 2017 #22

Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 10:54 PM

1. K&R. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:13 PM

4. Thanks!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:01 PM

2. K&R

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Response to Beringia (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:13 PM

5. Thank you.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:09 PM

3. Saved To REad Tomorrow

KR

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Response to Me. (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:13 PM

6. Thanks.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:47 PM

7. K&R

Spot on!

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Response to fantase56 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 11:50 PM

8. Thank you!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:59 AM

9. Yes, lets hope that 2018 brings the show to an end.

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Response to burrowowl (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:23 AM

10. Take the mad king

out of syndication, so to speak.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 01:52 AM

24. and his ilk

I like the Cherokee Chief's reply: leave and take your swamp thing with you.
and may Mueller bring down other swamp things!

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 10:05 AM

11. He Is Mad & Thus UNable To Help Himself

Blame will ultimately fall on the Con controlled aspect of Congress. Oh they will try to deflect but by then it will have gone far beyond their control. Blame will also fall on the Bagdad Bettys, Conway & Sanders. Then there is the supposedly great general who is more like Trump than any of them want to admit. The members of his cabinet will be scorned but secure in their billions they won't care. And finally the children, who aided and abetted. All mentioned should go on trial, but who will? The best we can hope for, for most of them is to be shamed and driven from public influence. as for Trump, I predict, he will end up in some version of a padded cell, or due to poor health, end his time on this planet. Those kids of his should lose all their money at the very least and hopefully make a visit in front of a jury.

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Response to Me. (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 11:54 AM

12. Right.

It will be interesting to learn what happens when Jared goes before the grand jury. It seems like he will need to, in order to share his information on his old ex-friend, Flynn. His attorney was good with him meeting with Mr. Mueller to discuss Flynn specifically, with the agreement that Jared's activities wouldn't be addressed. But the jurors may have questions of their own.

I still anticipate that Trump will resign, in order to spend more time with Ivanka. Thus, he may be hoping that Jared does some time, in order to drop the third wheel.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:01 PM

13. Love this! As always.

The kingdom will be left in ruins...the White House has become the standing Parthenon of a once thriving democracy.
Today I am feeling that we have very few scenarios that will play out....none of them good.
I am wishing that I had dual citizenship. I am too old for this shit.

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:20 PM

16. Thanks.

As you may have noticed on FB, my daughters are hoping that I'll move to Ireland. And I'm starting to give it serious thought. Serving out my last years as a hermit on the southwestern coast has a certain appeal.

I'm pretty sure that you are 25 .....maybe 26 at most.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:30 PM

19. I think thats a wise idea

Will you marry me and I will go too? Lolp

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Response to Horse with no Name (Reply #19)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 03:13 PM

20. My girls are

looking for a rural cottage for me. I'll need room to raise rabbits. Speaking of rabbits, the two here hang out with the cats. It's funny to see them sleeping together in the garage at night.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:23 PM

23. You go

We will be close behind you.

Which county? Please say Cork.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:11 PM

14. K&R

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Response to kentuck (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:20 PM

17. Thanks.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 12:13 PM

15. K&R...

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Response to spanone (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:20 PM

18. Thank you.

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 04:06 PM

21. k and r

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 05:16 PM

22. Links to Parts 1 thru 8? KnR to read at leisure...

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