Category Archives: Trump

The war is on

“An envelope posted to [President Trump at] the White House containing the lethal [poison] ricin was intercepted by US authorities on Saturday.” A woman is a suspect.

Via Business Insider

Her dying wish

“The granddaughter of Ruth Bader Ginsberg says Justice Ginsberg’s ‘most fervent wish’ was to not have a replacement chosen by Pres. Donald Trump.”

Headline at KXAN News.

Good luck with that.

UPDATE:  When the political shoe was on the other foot, however, she was gung-ho to get ‘er done:

“When a similar scenario occurred four years ago, following the death of Antonin Scalia, the Republican-controlled Senate blocked Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. It was a controversial move, and Ginsburg had something to say about it:  Ginsburg publicly called on the Senate to go through with the nomination.

That’s their job,” she said in July 2016. “There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the President stops being President in his last year.”

Via PJMedia

Boats swamped & sunk

The Trump parade of boats on Lake Travis this morning got a little hairy when some boats were swamped and even sunk and their occupants needed rescuing. No injuries reported, though, and that’s good news.

Do they still say Lady’s Gun?

Or purse gun, of about a .32 caliber, preferably in a revolver, so the lady in question doesn’t have to learn how to unjam a semi-auto. You might have a misfire but you just pull the trigger again to choose a new round and fire it.

Such is the conversation I’m having with an OCS chum who is a former prosecutor who prefers 9mm pistols. Bit too much recoil for the lady in question, unless you get an expensive one.

While I’m trying not to think about what may happen in a few months if the election results (in-person mixed with mail-in) are delayed by more than a week. Would we know the results by Xmas?

If it’s not close, they can’t cheat, is a truism that ought to energize both sides. If it is close, it may be months before we know the final result, and wonder whether we can trust it.

HCQ redux

Everything is becoming political, even science, says psychiatrist and author Norman Doidge, in “Hydroxychloroquine: A Morality Tale,” in Tablet Magazine.

We knew science was becoming political, as evidenced by the “the science is in” attitude of many (but not all) politicians and scientists about global warming or climate change.

But HCQ, a $10 usually-successful treatment for the Wuhan virus used all over the non-Anglo world? Yep. Here, in the Anglosphere, it’s tied up with Trump Derangement Syndrome because the president touted HCQ early in the pandemic. Which meant the Mediacrats had to condemn it and did and still do.

Barr on Trump: friendly, even funny

The U.S. attorney general said in his interview on Life, Liberty, and Levin, that the president is nothing like he’s portrayed in the fake-news media. He’s convivial, seriously seeking advice from multiple sources before making a major decision, friendly and even funny.

What a pity this good man can’t be appreciated by the big-corporation partisan journalists and thus conveyed to the rest of us accurately. All he gets from them is almost constant harassment. That’s what happens when the press is wedded to one political party. The reporting is distorted.

Best Trump quote

Joel Pollack of Breitbart News reclaimed it:

“The Green New Deal is childish. It’s for children. It’s not for adults.”

That’s the Dims, alright, always playing to fantasy land.

Via Twitter