Friday, March 10, 2017

Today's Orange Horrors, and Glimmers of Hope

WABE 90.1: U.S. Ethics Official To White House: No, These Rules Definitely Apply To You

Reuters: Tillerson has recused himself from Keystone pipeline issues: State Dept.

Washington Post: Trump stands with House GOP on proposal to revise Obamacare, spokesman says

New York Times: Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign

New York Times: Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey’s Interests During Trump Campaign

The Guardian: Trump transition team 'was told Flynn may need to register as a foreign agent'

The Guardian: Sean Spicer muddles answer when pressed on Trump and Russia investigation

Good news stories still give us reason to be hopeful.

Aljazeera: Standing Rock tribe takes DAPL protest to Washington

Feminist Majority Foundation: Protesters March on White House to Demand an End to Trump Global Gag

Michigan Radio: Patriotic Muslims, Hispanics, protest executive order and deportations


  1. Did you see this one as well?

    Clearly, Trump's claim that he was wiretapped is a load. But it's difficult to know how much it is motivated by a desire to distract people from the debacle of his (and many of his cabinet members') ties to Russia and how much is just the ravings of silly lunatic.

    1. Agi Tater -- Thanks for the Intercept link. Given Trump's lack of predictability and forethought, I suspect that he was just raving for attention. Knowing that the leader of a superpower is that volatile is disconcerting.

    2. Now I can't remember the source but I read an article recently about how his staff struggles with his volatile temperament; and that when something in the news cycle upsets him, he'll fire something crazy off on Twitter. Once that craziness (i.e. Obama wiretapped his unhinged ravings from Trump Tower ... ) becomes the top story in the news cycle he feels much better. Classic narcissism.

      The president of this country needs mental health treatment ... and adult supervision 24/7. And to think he has the nuclear launch codes ...

    3. Agi Tater -- The fact that such an unstable and self-absorbed man has nuclear launch codes, immense political power, and access to global intelligence will never cease to be horrifying.


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