Ben Carson and the ‘Oreo’ Cookie

May 21, 2019

Overcast and a chilly breeze this Tuesday evening here on California’s north coast — been rainy and windy all day.
A dog walk this morning on Little River Beach turned way-wet, way-fast. We got drenched, in the chaos of heavy rainfall, we lost the tennis ball for Cowboy’s throwie-thingie.
According to the NWS, beyond a cloudy tomorrow, the forecast calls for ‘Partly Sunny,’ or ‘Mostly Sunny‘ rest of the week with similar conditions supposedly continuing on through at least Memorial Day.

Illustration at the left found here — it is, of course, a nasty-bit of sarcasm, produced with a whole-lot of tongue-in-cheek, to use an image/poster of “The West Wing,” a surreal analogy to the ode of democracy, to contrast the fervent, horror-mischief of the T-Rump.
As if…really the opposite of Josiah Bartlet.
Literally the T-Rump is opposed to the Americana as displayed by the Bartlet West Wing, though, Sam and Josh, and of course, Toby, would produce arrogance and hypocrisy, even mistakenly sleeping with a prostitute..

One wonders if the Republic can be saved at point, there’s just too much shit in the road. If nothing is done, and quickly, there’s obvious destruction or at least way-bad damage to be done to this country, and shit arriving daily at near-breakneck speed.
The Dems might need to get over their stupid, fearful passivity, and impeach the motherfucker.

Drama in DC continued today (CBS News):

The House Judiciary Committee has issued subpoenas to former White House communications director and Trump confidante Hope Hicks, and to Annie Donaldson, the former chief of staff to ex-White House counsel Don McGahn.
News of the Democratic-led committee’s subpoenas come the same day McGahn failed to show up for a House Judiciary Committee hearing, after the White House and Justice Department insisted Congress can’t make him show.
These latest subpoenas for Hicks and Donaldson require them to produce documentation by June 4, and for Hicks and Donaldson to testify on June 19 and June 24, respectively.

The insane view — an example-glimpse into the enormous idiocy came today during House Financial Services Committee hearing with HUD Head Ben Carson (USAToday):

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., was attempting to ask Secretary Carson about disparities in REO rates.
According to Porter, Federal Housing Administration loans have far more properties that become real estate owned, than other loans from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
“I would also like to ask you to get back to me, if you don’t mind, to explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?” asked the congresswoman.
“An Oreo…” replied Carson.
“R, no not an Oreo. An R-E-O.” shot back Porter.
“Real estate?” asked Carson.
“What’s the O stand for?” said Porter.
“E-organization?” asked Carson.

Mental problems galore all start at the top — per The Hill today:

New York Times correspondent Peter Baker says in a new interview that President Trump feels “betrayed” by the media because they’re not “nicer” to him.
“He feels like we have betrayed him because we’re not nicer to him in his view,” Baker, who is the newspaper’s chief White House correspondent, told Hill.TV during an interview that aired Tuesday.
“And we have to explain that’s not our job, we don’t do nice stories or bad stories, we just do truth and accurate if we can,” he continued, adding that covering Trump is “so personal.”
Baker said that despite Trump’s repeated attacks calling the press the “enemy of the people,” the president often tries to “charm” members of the media to get them “on his side.”
“There is this thing when he sits down with an individual or a reporter to try to charm them, to try to get them on his side,” he told Hill.TV.

And a cookie, too…

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