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A Presidents Day Without a Real President

Monday is Presidents Day. It will be the second consecutive such holiday without an American president. Sure, Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office, when hes not golfing. He lives in the White House, at least in theory with his family. But he is not the president of the United States. When Trump addressed the nation in the wake of the Parkland massacre, my team and I looked at the TV but the words coming from his mouth had no effect. They neither resonated nor moved a single person in…

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Bill Maher Goes Off on Nunes Memo: Republicans These Days Are Treasonous Rats

Forget Groundhog Day. The only large, rat-like creature Im concerned about is Devin Nunes, embarrassed guest Anthony Scaramucci, Maher delivered a fiery monologue wherein he got so worked up over the House Republicans protocol-breaching release of the Nunes memo, done to CNN, alleges FBI and Justice Department abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, accusing the FBI of improperly using information paid for in part by Hillary Clinton's campaign [the Steele dossier] to obtain a FISA warrant for Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page. The release of the memo…

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Trump Suddenly Doesnt Want Credit for Economy, Blames Media for Stock-Market Drop

Since he was elected in 2016, Donald Trump has tweeted more than 60 times about how great the stock market has performed under his leadership. The world was gloomy before I wonthere was no hope, Trump tweeted a month before he was sworn in as president. Now the market is up nearly 10% and Christmas spending is over a trillion dollars! If the Dems (Crooked Hillary) got elected, your stocks would be down 50% from values on Election Day, he tweeted a year later. Now they have a great future…

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Donald Trump Cracks the Seal on Talk of Treason

You may have noticed by now, but not to any on Trump. As a conservative, I see him as a plump, be-wattled authoritarian-wannabe man-baby with Mondays simpering, prissy, self-indulgent performance in Ohio was just another raree-show with our Kentucky Fried Nero fiddling while the stock market burned. Then came the moment where he broke another seal, and cracked another seam in the foundation of our Republic. That was when Trump, in his typical sneering, sniggling, purse-lipped way said of the Democrats watching his State of the Union speech: They were…

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Julian Assange Thought He Was Messaging Sean Hannity When He Offered News on Democrat Investigating Trump-Russia

At about 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, a couple hours after she started pretending to be Julian Assange. Thats when she said she kind of panicked. I felt bad. He really thought he was talking to Sean Hannity, said Gilliam. Gilliam, a technical writer from Texas, was bored with the flu when she created @SeanHannity__ early Saturday morning. The Fox News host's real account was temporarily deleted after cryptically tweeting the phrase Form Submission 1649 | #Hannity on Friday night. Twitter said the account had been briefly compromised, according to…

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InTouch to Drop 5,000 Words From Stormy Daniels on Sex With Trump

On Wednesday, InTouch magazine ran excerpts from an adult-film star Stormy Daniels (ne Stephanie Clifford) wherein she detailed having a 2006 affair with then-future-president Donald Trump. The piece was the first confirmation from Daniels about the affair, which had been much rumored prior to the 2016 election and drew renewed attention this past week after The Wall Street Journal golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July 2006, just four months after his youngest son Barron was born. Trump asked for Daniels number and invited her to dinner. When she arrived,…

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