Tom Price- frequent flyer

POTUS campaigned with a promise to “drain the swamp.” We all knew it was more hot air from a pathological liar with tiny little fingers and the only drainage would be from his genitals. It appears that POTUS has instead been replacing the swamp water.

Tom Price is above commercial air travel. Price thinks he’s still a doctor and it’s OK to jet around and make unnecessary appearances at worthless meetings. No doubt he’s also making the connections he’ll need when it all melts down and he’s forced to find a “real” job.

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POTUS Explained

Sort of. A recent post titled:

The President of Blank Sucking Nullity

by David Roth over at the Baffler is a great read. It’s a very nice prelude to other reports that Trump has realized that people actually hate him. Thin-skinned, short-finger, self-centered bullies, like POTUS do value the adoration of others. But it’s rarely enough to cause meaningful change from his basic pathologic behavior.

Does she listen to her husband?

It’s almost unfair- picking on someone so overtly flawed. But she brings it on herself. The First Lady (Trump-ette?) addressed an audience at the UN this past week. She spoke on her favorite topic bullying.

Yes, it’s ironic, possibly outright moronic, that the bride of the world’s best known bully is speaking out against POTUS’ favorite pastime. Yes, POTUS’ favorite pastime is bullying. We need only look at his public humiliation of Sessions (and here) and Comey.  Or how about encouraging abuse of arrestees. Or just the hazing and torment of his staff.

Among the best lines:

No child should ever feel hungry, stalked, frightened, terrorised, bullied, isolated or afraid, with nowhere to turn…

Perhaps, it’s just that Trump-ette feels that it’s OK to bully or threaten adults? But, children are off limits as the target of such overtly juvenile behavior. See goes on:

We must teach each child the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of the kindness, mindfulness, integrity and leadership which can only be taught by example…

By our own example we must teach children to be good stewards of the world they will inherit.

We must remember that they are watching and listening so we must never miss an opportunity to teach life’s many ethical lessons along the way.

Is she clueless? Oblivious? Simply stupid? Or more likely is this her was of standing up to the man who probably makes her daily existence a pure living hell. I’m hoping for the latter.

They fucking hate him…

There’s a lot of things I have to worry about each day. I have not been able to come up with a single reason why someone else’s sexuality, or gender identification, or genetics or sexual practices between consenting adults should be  on my list of stuff to care about.

Don’t misunderstand, those are not concerns of mine. The systematic deprivation of rights because of those issues is a concern for me. The past 18 months, the Trump era of renewed bigoted hate, has made the rights of all Americans a concern for all Americans.

Despite the fact that Trumps claims no understanding of the current state of American bigotry. But he’s almost certainly emboldened these right-wing nut-job hate groups. Trump has systematically divided Americans (see also here). When “Donnie” had the opportunity to offer a path forward he chose instead to not that there’s some good Nazis.

Everyone know Trump is a thin-skinned bigoted, narrow-minded, egotistical, moron (he might be the only high school graduate I know who brags he’s never read a book). He’s also a bully and a coward. But it appears that everyone is beginning to hate  Trump now. Not contempt. Not just dislike, hate. As one site phrased it they “fucking hate him“. He deserves it and it’s about time.

Rules don’t apply

The fundamental problem with the current administration is that it does not believe that the rules apply.  Two photos sum this up:

 

In one case, our Commander and Chief does what we’re all taught not to do. But, hey, he’s the President the sun can’t possibly hurt him, right? In the second, Pence does exactly what the sign says do not do.

These two photos speak volumes. It tells us that our commander-and-chief and his “number two” are both actual douche bags who think they are above the law, beyond the rules, even laws of nature.

 

President for Hate

Just when I think the juvenile delinquent at 166 Pennsylvania Ave cannot stoop lower he surprises me. I had very low expectations that he’d rise to the occasion and condemn the senseless violence in Charlottesville. He did not disappoint.

I’m very pleased to find corporate America sticking to belief in principles of decency. Kenneth Frazier a prominent CEO was the first to respond publicly. He, very publicly resigned from the President’s American Manufacturing Council. Apparently it took Trump only minutes to launch the standard ad hominem attack against Frazier and begin dissembling, again. Trump tweeted out:

Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!

Kevin Plank, the founder of Under Armour and Brian Krzanich, the Intel chief executive followed suit. Plank and Krzanich were spared the Trump tantrum experience.

Care to guess which one is Frazier? Maybe Trump was slow to condemn the “alt right” because the “alt right” can also pick out Frazier.

Trumps behavior is simply reprehensible. His beliefs an anachronism of modern American values. I applaud Frazier, Plank, and Krzanich for taking a stand. They’ll get my money.