I also decided to put a similar story on Daily Kos.
Nov. 29, 2018
Nov. 28, 2018
From Vox: A president that is beyond satire.
They’re (the Fed) making a mistake because I have a gut, and my gut tells me more sometimes than anybody else’s brain can ever tell me.”
“oceans are small”
One of the problems that a lot of people like myself — we have very high levels of intelligence, but we’re not necessarily such believers. You look at our air and our water and it’s right now at a record clean.
And when you’re talking about an atmosphere, oceans are very small. And it blows over and it sails over.
It’s on fire and they’re raking it working so hard, and they’re raking all this stuff. If that was raked in the beginning, there’d be nothing to catch on fire.
Nov. 27, 2018
Ed. Comment: Bad for both auto workers and possibly for Trump who like to brag about his genius with trade, but good for his friends who have GM stock. HB: GM Stock Price Shoots Up On Announcement Of Thousands Of Job Cuts
Nov. 25, 2018
Quote of the day:
“I think the (Mueller) report is going to be devastating to the president and I know that the president's team is already working on a response to the report,” Alan Dershowitz said on "This Week" Sunday. “When I say devastating, I mean it's going to paint a picture that's going to be politically very devastating. I still don't think it's going to make a criminal case,” Dershowitz said.
Best cartoon of the week (or month) from Tom Toles, Washington Post:
Recommended Dahlia Lithwick story:
Nov. 24, 2018
Today's CHB story: USS Ronald Reagan commander Capt. Pat Hannifin schools Steamboat Donald
Portland story: A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder in NY Times
Columbia Sportswear has worked around tariffs for decades — and it says the president’s new wave of levies will not bring jobs back to America.
Nov. 22, 2018
Does he think he can body slam John Roberts like he did in a pro-wrestling stunt the way he did with Vince McMahon? Alas, I suspect this is the way the president's disordered mind works. Unbelievablly this man was elected president. Google Trump's greatest Wrestlemania moments if you want to reminded of this.
Another way to look at this is that while Trump can fire an attorney general or any other member of the Executive Branch he appointed, he can't fire a justice on the Supreme Court, or any other member of the federal bench for that matter. Trump may think that because the president nominates people to sit on the Supreme Court he has the power to fire them.
Nov. 21, 2018
Ed note: I began this column as something of a snark, but the more I followed the news since I started writing it yesterday the more I realized that the question "is Trump a chump" deserved a more serious look. This is the column after 12 revisions.
If you watched MSNBC last night this will come as a relief: Interpol elected a South Korean instead of a Russian as head.
If Trump answered the questions on this Dark Triad psychological test truthfully he would score A+, 100% of the questions apply to him, the darkest Dark Triad president in history.
Nov. 20, 2018
Not about Trump for a change:
Nov. 19, 2018
Quote of the Day from Heather “Digby” Parton in Salon:
Nov. 18, 2018
No shit, the President of the United States really Tweeted this.