My Daily Kos story today:
Trump was in is glory meeting the three hostages at 2 AM, the three great folks captured, accused of various crimes against the regime, and just released. How does he know they were great folks, meaning ordinary innocent men? Maybe in fact, they were spies. In fact, it would be good to know we actually managed to get spies into NK. Not great spies since if they were great they wouldn't have been captured.
Meanwhile in today's news, in the ABF media world (anywhere but Fox) it turns out that Pence basically said what Nixon said about it being time to get the Watergate investigation over. MSNBC and hopefully other stations are replaying Nixon and Pense back to back.
‘I believe the time has come to bring that investigation and the other investigations of the matter to an end. One year of Watergate is enough.’ 1974 State of the Union address
"Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria overnight, Israeli officials said, following soon after what the Israeli military described as an unsuccessful Iranian rocket attack against its forces in the Golan Heights." NY Times This leads me to wonder why, if Iran really did this, whether this was a response to Trump pulling out of the nuclear deal, a move which Netanyahu enthusiastically supports.
Well said: "Like a bloated, portly fake billionaire rolling off a hooker after a hot 45 seconds of passionate sex, Donald Trump’s ardor for Rudy Giuliani seems to have cooled." From "Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump: This Will End Badly. And Probably Soon." Daily Beast story
Pro-Trump lawyer freaks after being questioned on Michael Cohen’s sleaze - watch video
Weds. May 9, 2018
The bloodluster-in-chief is Donald Trump. As a psychotherapist, I have tried to get a sense of what goes on his mind. Most of you know how child therapists take very seriously what children draw, and with adults projective tests can often tease out psychopathic violent fantasies. I would like to see a collection of drawings Trump made as a child.
They may seem like kindred spirits, but their personal interests are totally different. That makes them destined for rivalry.
The Special Counsel's Office Has Been Looking Into Payments To Michael Cohen's Company Since Last Year - Buzzfeed
Trump Just Publicly Threatened to Throw Media Out of the White House for Not Being Nice Enough to Him The president mused about it on his favorite social media platform.
|Ed. Note: I lost count months ago of how many times I was stymied in my attempts to find words appropriate to describe Trump's authoritarian and/or psychopathological actions. I have exhasted the thesaurus. There are simply no words yet. However I believe that years from now Trumpian will have the same meaning that Hitlerian does today. Think Progress notes: But there was also a major tell in Trump’s tweet. Perhaps more explicitly than he ever has before, by writing “negative (Fake),” the president made explicitly that he considers all negative coverage of him to be fake.|