“Donald Trump’s continual cabinet reshuffling – otherwise the stuff of reality-TV drama – has become genuinely frightening.”
i live but a few miles from our border with mexico. when i moved here we and mexico shared a wonderful symbiotic economy. the donald now threatens to send in troops and create a permanent base. i find that disturbing, but as i told my son, "we can look forward to new businesses—like prostitution, rent by the hour motel rooms and raucous watering holes.
“The president’s initial record of appointing not one but three of “his” generals to run the national security team and the White House was itself a threat to the republic and its time-honored tradition of civilian primacy over the military.”
not too long ago we were watching a rerun of the “rockford files” in which rockford met with a high-ranking military officer. they disagreed on some issue and jim reminded the officer, “of the two of us i, a civilian, have higher rank.” hah! i doubt that would set well in these days of military adulation. like if a policeman pulls your car over, i don’t recommend reminding her/him that you pay her/his salary.
“Witness Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders taunting a reporter . . .”
sorry, i snipped only a part because that woman is such a fill in the blank
“What President Trump seems to value most is sycophantic loyalty not to the nation but to himself, a quality that’s the most essential aspect of any cult of personality.”
i’ve heard more than one of #46’s staff members respond to a reporter asking if he agrees with some off the wall trumpism, “i serve at the pleasure of the president.” yikes! it’s like “game of thrones” in reality tv!
“And while the public remains focused on the man’s outlandish shenanigans, his team will be cooking up something far worse: a new war to put all the others to shame.”
major danny, i know you toy with the idea of reinstating the draft as a way to engage the public, but if we had a press, like during nam, that shows the suffering maybe we’d get notice. most of us are compassionate humans.