Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Balancing Act

With each new day, come fresh atrocities from Trump -- in this case the Nixonian firing of FBI director James Comey. And I find myself getting weary, knowing that the Republican party will continue their complicity with our reality show despot, making positive change or even a modicum of accountability very unlikely. So I muttered to myself this morning that I just don't care any more. But of course I do care. I've never managed the trick of being apolitical as in the "I never vote, it only encourages the bastards" school of thought. This means my task must be to care and not care at the same time. I'll let you know how that goes.

UPDATE:
Laughing is part of the answer. Someone in the comments section at the Boston Globe suggested that the new director will be Jared Kushner. I gave that a "like." And many writers have observed that the administration's ludicrous rationale, meant to convince us rather than make us guffaw, is that Comey was too mean to Hillary Clinton! You can't make this shit up, right?

1 comment:

  1. Laughter is, indeed, the only way through this. Here is a comment from today's Globe that I absolutely loved:

    "MASSCYNIC

    I don’t know – it’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia…except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing
    and the Tillerson thing
    and the Sessions thing
    and the Kushner thing
    and the Carter Page thing
    and the Roger Stone thing
    and the Felix Sater thing
    and the Boris Ephsteyn thing
    and the Rosneft thing
    and the Gazprom thing
    and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
    and the Azerbajain thing
    and the “I love Putin” thing
    and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing
    and the Sergey Kislyak thing
    and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
    and the Russian Business Interests thing
    and the Emoluments Clause thing
    and the Alex Schnaider thing
    and the hack of the DNC thing
    and the Guccifer 2.0 thing
    and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing
    and the Russians mysteriously dying thing
    and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing
    and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
    and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing
    and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
    and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
    and the Cyprus bank thing
    and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing
    and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing
    and the election hacking thing
    and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
    and the Steele Dossier thing
    and the Leninist Bannon thing
    and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
    and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
    and the Trump reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
    and the Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing
    and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing
    and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing
    and the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation decides to resign thing
    and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by trump in the trump university scandal appointed to head the investigation thing
    and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing
    and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing
    and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn't do anything thing
    and the Agent M16 following the money thing
    And now the trump team KNEW about Flynn's involvement but hired him anyway thing
    and The Corey Lewendowski thing
    and the Preet Bharara firing thing but before he left he transferred evidence against trump to a state level Schneiderman thing
    And the Betsy Devos' Brother thing
    And the Sebastian Gorka thing
    And the Greg Gianforte from Montana thing
    And the pence actually was warned about Flynn before he was hired thing
    and the Pence and Manafort connection thing
    And the 7 Allies coming forward with audio where trump was picked up in incidental wire tapping thing
    and the carter Page defying the Senate's order to hand over his Russian contact list
    AND the trump wants to VETO Sally Yates' testimony thing!!! AND NOW the firing of FBI Director Comey who was investigting the Russian Trump collusion thing

    SO yeah there’s probably nothing there"



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