Saturday, May 20, 2017

What Now?

Lately, I have been lamenting the percentage of words that I feel compelled to waste on our "President." Keeping myself from clicking on whatever fresh salad of mistruth his orangeness has proffered up to the public is a chore that I wish I did not have. Staying abreast of what is happening shouldn't involve burying one's face in one's hands and sobbing, "What now?"
And yet, this is where we find ourselves a couple weeks into the second hundred days of the Trump Regime. The one that caught my eye on a recent trip to the "What now" bin was the one where a report suggested that The Creamsicle of the United States had asked recently fired FBI director James Comey about jailing reporters. While this is consistent with the overall disposition of the Orange Crush toward the press, it still gave me more than just a little pause. I did a quick check to see where journalists are being thrown into prison. A prison census taken last December puts Turkey and China at the top of the list, with eighty-one and thirty-eight newsfolk respectively. Of the Two hundred fifty-nine jailed at the time of the study, that's a pretty big lead. Of course, these are the ones that could be counted because they were actually in a jail. Not locked up in a room underneath the stairs or dead. This was Orange Whip's solution for stopping the rampant leaks in his administration. To wit this tweet: "I have been asking Director Comey & others, from the beginning of my administration, to find the LEAKERS in the intelligence community....."
One man's leak is another's news. Giving up confidential information is, after all, a thing that only "Presidents" can do. A source familiar with the recent gift that Dr. J Trump handed to Russians in an Oval Office meeting said that he had “revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies.” Unless, of course, he is unclear about just who our allies are. Or maybe that's our problem. 
So, instead of asking you, dear reader, to ruin your day by worrying about this and other scandals, I point you instead to the story of a man who was chased by a wild otter to his car. Feel free to draw all the comparisons you'd like. 

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