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BBC - The Inquiry

Nothing I already didn't know but jarring nonetheless:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csytgg

One more life ruined in the Trump Administration...

I don't feel one bit sorry for this latest stupid person but I can't understand why she took that job in the first place. I wonder if Trump puts notches in his very large belt.

The sand is flying fast and furiously....

buy Greenland
diss Greenland
I am God
I am the chosen one
and on and on...

What about the "corrected" job numbers?
What about the deficit?
What about the steel plants slowing down?
What about the bottom falling out if the RV industry?
Where are the coal miners' jobs?

If we're going to beat this guy, we need to stick to the main tent and avoid the sideshows.

I think Trump must believe he's losing his base.

I would think that, at this stage of the election season, Trump would be pretty sure of his base and would be moderating his behavior slightly to attract other voters. Instead, he is getting worse, I wonder if he's getting information from the field that his base is slowly, quietly eroding and that his "people", instead of voting for a Dem, might not vote at all.

Sleeping Dogs...

So, I have 2 Labradoodles. The puppy, Tinky, is 3 and the older dog, Shelta, is 14, Shelta is slowing down (like I am , getting gray and napping a lot but she still manages to keep up with the puppy and she has a great appetite.

My usual morning ritual is to let the dogs out, get my coffee and go read my newspapers on line. When both dogs come in, they always get a piece of cheese before their breakfast. Shelta always comes in first, finds me on the computer in my study, and lays down on the floor beside me until the puppy arrives.

This morning was no different. Tinky comes in from outside and I get up to go to the kitchen leaving Shelta asleep on the floor in the study. I get the cheese out and call out to Shelta. No answer. I call out again, no answer. That's unusual, I think. I go back into my study and Shelta is where I left her, still sleeping, or so I thought. I now yell at her. No response. I move closer and yell some more...no response and I can't discern any breathing. I poke one of her paws, no response, no nothing.

I stand there, just looking down at her. She's dead I say to myself. She must have passed in her sleep, on the floor next to me where she always goes in the morning, waiting for the puppy to come in so she can have her cheese. I also think, what a wonderful way for this wonderful dog to leave this world.

I back out of the study with tears in my eyes and a lump the size of the planet in my throat. What do I do now at this early hour. Who do I call...the Vet's not open yet.

I have to go back into the study because the phone is in there. I don't want to. I go in and very gingerly reach for the phone on my desk. There is a rustle and BAM, Shelta is up, bright eyed and wagging her tail.

I very quietly call her every name in the book and a few more that I made up on the spot and then she gets her cheese.

I'm back at my computer (obviously) and Shelta is back on the floor next to me...sleeping.

The lump in my throat won't go away.

Does Jeffrey Epstein have a family?

A question from a Town Administrator: I'm wondering how the City of El Paso

can afford another visit from the Supremacist-in-Chief. He already owes the City a substantial amount of money for his last visit and the city has expended hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last few days responding to the terrorist attack. All of the police, fire and emergency personnel who have probably been working 24/7 will have to be on duty again today so that this asshole can strut his stuff.

Cities and towns usually have reserve accounts for emergencies but I bet El Paso's is depleted. The money will have to come from somewhere...and it will likely come from the residents (taxpayers) of El Paso adding insult to injury.

Oh, and BTW, you ask any administrator of a city or town in this country that has a Walmart and they will tell you that that store is one of the biggest drains on municipal public safety resources and that's under normal circumstances.

Melania's Jacket....

Think about that jacket and its message, "I really don't care, do U?", worn on a trip with her husband to the Texas/Mexico border to visit detained children a little over a year ago. I know that hindsight is 20/20 vision, but I think that jacket intentionally and directly telegraphed permission and encouragement to every white supremacist in this country to go to war on latinos and other people of color.

At the time, there was great speculation about why the First Lady would wear a jacket like that on a warm day to visit immigrant children at our border. Some chalked it up to Melania just being stupid and tone deaf, some said she was needling her husband and others (especially in the WH) said it was a jab at the fake news media.

No one, as far as I know said...this is a call to arms, this is your President telling his rabid followers that it's ok to take some of these subhumans out, this is your President telling you directly through his wife that he doesn't care what you do.

Hindsight is 20/20 vision. Think about that jacket today.

Did Donald come up with the jacket idea himself? No. I don't think he's smart enough or subtle enough for that. I think Miller is. I think Bannon is. Put the message on the back of the stupid, immigrant, ex-porn star wife and most people will dismiss it as a terrible gaffe. The people that Miller and Bannon want to reach will get it immediately.

Hindsight is 20/20 vision. They're going to put the flags back at fill staff on 8/8. Don't tell me that's a mistake.

Trump is not going to clean up his act. He can't...

if he does, he'll bore the hell out of his base and piss them off. Then some 8chan nut case will run against him. He's stuck with his base and he's doomed if he doesn't preside over enough bloodletting to satisfy them. The Republican Party has created a monster and I think it's going to devour them.

If we're talking about red flags for mental illness,

there ought to be a big one flying over the White House.
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