Bright sunshine on a windy Wednesday evening here on California’s north coast.
Another gorgeous day, with a morning dog-run to Little River Beach both way-enjoyable and warm, too.
Apparently, similar forecast for the next few days…
Illustration to the left, Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Weeping Woman [La Femme qui pleure]’ (found here), kind of, sort of encapsulates the sorrow embedded within the one-sided dust-up between the T-Rump and Nancy Pelosi.
Picasso painted a series of ‘Weeping Woman’ portraits, supposedly collective representations of suffering after Nazis bombed the Spanish village of Guernica, transposed to the nowadays with a fear-sadness embellished by that fucking nutjob of a president.
As the old saying: You can’t make this shit up…
If the consequence of the T-Rump’s actions wasn’t so dangerous to Americans, and mainly all of mankind in general, the antics in DC would be hilarious, a near-slapstick comedy, a political version of the ‘gang-who-couldn’t-shoot-straight’ routine. However, the tale is the opposite, no comedy of errors here, urgently dangerous.
Yet the T-Rump, and all those working for him, supporting him, enabling him, are bad actors, malignant and despicable, and would do anything for the orange-headed turd.
In the foreground, insanity (Politico):
“I’ve been watching her. I have been watching her for a long period of time. She’s not the same person. She’s lost it,” Trump said of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, just moments after he announced $16 billion in federal aid to growers hammered by the U.S.-China trade conflict.
In a remarkable scene, the president proceeded to name-check senior White House staff and advisers in the Roosevelt Room whom he said had attended Wednesday’s session on infrastructure initiatives with top congressional Democrats — which Trump abandoned after declaring that the lawmakers could not simultaneously negotiate legislation while investigating and threatening to impeach him.
“Kellyanne, what was my temperament yesterday?” Trump asked White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
“Very calm. No tamper tantrum,” she replied before criticizing journalists’ coverage of the meeting, which Trump has complained portrayed him with a “rage narrative.”
Pelosi herself on Thursday invoked the president’s wife and children in appearing to question Trump’s osi:fitness for office, telling reporters in the Capitol: “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.”
At that same news conference, the speaker questioned whether Trump was truly in charge of his White House and seemed to jokingly reference the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, which allows the Cabinet to remove a president from office if he can’t perform his duties.
It was a reporter’s question at the White House about Pelosi’s “intervention” remark — which Trump dubbed “a nasty-type statement” — that put the president on the defensive Thursday.
He began turning to aides such as Mercedes Schlapp, the White House director of strategic communications, and pressing them for first-hand accounts of his scuttled meeting with Democrats.
“You were very calm and you were very direct, and you sent a very firm message to the speaker and to the Democrats,” Schlapp said.
Next up was Trump’s top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, who said the president’s conversation with Democrats was “much calmer than some of our trade meetings,” followed by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who described the president’s demeanor as “very calm and straightforward and clear.”
But the greatest praise for the commander in chief came from Trump himself, who told the assembled members of the media during one non-sequitur: “I’m an extremely stable genius. OK?”
Pelosi retorted with a tweet: ‘“When the ‘extremely stable genius’ starts acting more presidential, I’ll be happy to work with him on infrastructure, trade and other issues.”‘
We’re all flying way-way-over the cuckoo’s next…