Saturday, March 11, 2017

Capitol Capers

“122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!”
“The president just has a great nose for these things. Even if it turns out not to be true that they surveilled Trump Tower, he will have a very good point to make about the level of sabotage coming from Obama holdovers.”
“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”
These are some words that have come out of our nation's capitol. The first was a tweet from the man in charge of such things (tweeting, that is). First of all, ninety-three percent of those detainees who were released were let go before Obama took office. One hundred thirteen of those bad guys who "returned to the battlefield" were given their walking papers by the administration just prior to Mister Obama. Tush? Mush? The name escapes me currently, but his party affiliation does not. Another terrible decision? Perhaps. Perhaps not. At least now we have a sense in which direction to point that tweeting finger. 
Then there's that nose for "these things." You apparently don't need evidence when you have a nose for "these things." Facts, alternative or otherwise, have little or no bearing on "these things." That's what the "President's" people are saying about the wire tapping of Trump Tower. And what's the kicker? "Even if it turns out not to be true." Donald Trump can't read, and even if it turns out not to be true, we will have a very good point to make about the level of stupidity roaming the darkened halls of the White House, lit only by the glow of the screen from his "smart" phone and the big screen TV airing Fox News 24/7.
Then there's Ben Carson. A brain surgeon who was appointed to the "President's" cabinet as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. An African-American brain surgeon who is in charge of HUD. What could go wrong there? One wonders if all those who came to these shores "in the bottom of slave ships" would describe themselves as immigrants. Since slavery was outlawed, does that make them illegal? They worked harder "for less?" How about nothing? That's slavery, Immigration is different. 
Maybe it's not too late to get the "President" to appoint a rocket scientist to his cabinet. Oh right: Rick Perry.  

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