‘Outside the Realm of Normal’

May 16, 2017

Light, misty rain this late Tuesday afternoon on California’s north coast, supposedly a wet pocket between sunshine as good, warm weather starting tomorrow and lasting for awhile — we could reach 70-degrees by the end of next week.

Seemingly I’d forgotten how shitty rainy weather — earlier I’d managed a walk with Kuru, but even with just a soft moistness, you can get soaked quickly. Thus, a shortened walk — bummer all around.

A drag, too, when we arrived home — the T-Rump’s antics boiling on the TV. Old news on the new news in a flashback reaction: ‘Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly told associates in March that President Trump was “crazy” for suggesting former President Obama had wiretapped him. Comey also called the president “outside the realm of normal”…

A nightmare scenario unfolding.

(Illustration: ‘Donald Trump,’ by Adam Khabibi, found here).

In the nasty wake of Comey’s termination with extreme prejuidce, the shit hits on the hour, it seems.
This afternoon’s drop from the New York Times:

President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting.
“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo.

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo.
The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence a continuing investigation.
An F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes are widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.

And this morning — from the T-Rump himself (Time): ‘President Trump appeared to confirm a report that he revealed highly classified information to Russian officials — tweeting Tuesday morning that he shared “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety.”
One tweet proclaiming babbling to the Russkies was his call, ‘“…which I have the absolute right to do..,”‘ so fuck off.

And, of course, the maybe-biggie yesterday — from the Washington Post:

President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said.

A “Memento“-like sequence on the latest T-Rump bullshit. How long will it take before something is done to remove this horror from the Oval Office? If Republicans can develop a backbone, that’s the key right now.
They’re enabling the shithead, and even as the whole T-Rump era becomes more-obviously bogus, GOPers are still holding back — assholes.

Also a breather from the bummer, outside the norm — a turn, too, of events if only if…
Andy Borowitz offers a breather from all this nonsense at the New Yorker this afternoon:

Amid concerns about Donald Trump’s fitness to be President, former President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he was willing to serve as “temp President” while Trump undergoes psychiatric evaluation.
“It would just be a temp thing,” Obama told reporters.
“As soon as psychiatrists determine that Donald Trump is mentally stable and fit to serve as the most powerful officeholder in the world, I’d step aside.”
Obama said that he was a “logical choice” to serve as temp President because of his eight years in the White House.
“For starters, I know how the light switches work,” he said.
Obama said that, once installed as temp President, he would look after the day-to-day running of the White House: “You know—vetoing bills, naming Supreme Court Justices, that kind of thing.”
Asked how he envisioned his working relationship with Vice-President Mike Pence, Obama said, “I think Mike has been working so darn hard, he really deserves a vacation. Joe Biden has said he’ll fill in for a while.”

Just a tantalizing-moment of thought — and the narrative continues…

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