What’s Wrong Donny?

Oh does Donny have some ouchy, boo-boo faces while he’s stuck in France.  What’s a-matter Donny, huh?  Doesn’t anyone like you?


Uh oh.  Not much Donny.  Not much.  No wonder you’re feeling kinda blue.


This next photo just creeps me out.



From a guy that rarely smiles; he’s so much more likely to sneer or clench his dentures in glee at something particularly awful he just said, but when he sees Putin…well look!  That’s a genuine smile.  The stark contrast to the faces of Merkel and Macron which are fucking sobering in their measured looks of disdain and distrust.


It will be interesting to see if Fox News begins to shift from unbridled propaganda, to a slightly more balanced approach towards Trump.  Or perhaps we will see a little less Trump altogether on Fox News.  That would be an easier path to follow on Fox News, if…if they are in fact on the down low with Mitch McConnell as I outlined in my last post.


Any such change wouldn’t be particularly jarring on Hannity (he could revert to his profitable conspiracy theories shtick), or Tucker (he’s generally been about the grievance politics most enjoyed by old, white folks via segregationism and a woe-is me, reverse discrimination jedi mindfuck routine).  Nah, the most difficult place to pull off this trick would be on Fox and Friends in the morning.  Even though their messaging is consistently: Liberals, immigrants, minorities becoming the majority and in the driver’s seat of our culture is BAD; their chief vehicle to arrive at those story-lines has been posterboy Donald Trump.  It will be difficult to ween themselves from Donny’s man-teets.


We shall see.

It will also be interesting to see how extra-unhinged Donny is when he gets back to his comfy-space.  Is he going to sign a regal-proclamation/executive order to withdraw funding from California in retaliation for their fire fiasco/unplanned deaths that are clogging up Donny’s airtime and messing with his vibes?  Maybe write up a hit-list of which stupid reporters he wants ejected next?

What fucked up thing will he do next, in order to keep the distraction and calamity-caravan that is his reality-tv-presidency, rolling along.  What?

The Storm is Coming?

Some interesting conspiracy theories floating around the twitterverse today following Trump’s ditching of a scheduled visit to WWI War memorial due to “rain”and his subsequent late arrival to a World Leader dinner hosted by Macron, while simultaneously being silent on twitter.  In total something like 5-6 hours of missing time from scheduled events of no small import has lead some people to wonder…

…that maybe Mueller indictments have arrived.   One inside person is even wondering if the Fox News silence on Twitter has to do with a gag order as the twitter silence strangely coincides with a Rupert Murdoch meeting with  Mitch McConnell in an otherwise empty capitol.

Which is really interesting and fun!  But come on, Fox social media wouldn’t go entirely dark.  They might be directed not to post on particular topics.  I would understand that.  The “retribution for the treatment of poor old Tucker,” I posted yesterday, is the most plausible story, but that has not been confirmed by Fox.

I don’t know if we’ll ever know why Murdoch is visiting McConnell at such an unusual time after the elections and while Congress is out of session.  What I would postulate with very limited knowledge, is perhaps conspiracy theory #2 could actually be correct.

With Flake making his intentions known about protecting special counsel, and with Susan Collins making a similar statement:

Perhaps it’s time for Mitch to let Murdoch know, maybe you want to get in front of this over on the propaganda channel so you don’t look like a bunch of fools for what is about to happen.

Could some indictments have come down?  Maybe.

What seems more likely is maybe the GOP is getting closer to stabbing the goose that laid the golden Tax Reform.  Maybe it’s time to start reining in the crazy man.  It could be.

In Trump’s world, whatever the hell just happened over at the Justice Dept. is a long gone memory.  That shit already happened, who cares.  If Trump doesn’t see something in front of his bloodshot eyes, it doesn’t exist.  Unfortunately for him, there are people capable of reason and capable of concern back in Washington and maybe those people gave Trump a call over in France while he was trying to enjoy his military parades and meeting with the world’s most accomplished dictators, and those people let him know, “We’re going to have to change things around a bit when you come back Donny.”

We may never know what happened to Trump’s missing time, why Mitch met Rupert at such a strange time, or why Fox went silent on twitter.  All three answers could be benign.  I do like the idea of GOP Senators pulling an Et tu Brute on the twitterer-in-chief.  It’s a lovely image.

Of course protecting Mueller wouldn’t be a giant fracture in the subservience of Congress to Trump, but it would drive him crazy.  Let’s see what they do when Congress is back in session.