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Has it been four years yet?

No? Only three weeks? I'm not sure I'm going to last....

If I had some extra money, I think investing in companies that make antacid tablets might be a very smart move. Somehow I think their sales are going to skyrocket.

The word is that DT is spending part of his weekend at Mar-a-Lago drafting a new travel ban executive order, since the courts keep shutting the first one down. (And a (probable) deadlock in the Supreme Court if the Ninth Circuit Court's ruling is appealed would mean the Circuit Court's ruling would be upheld.) So the strategy seems to be to go back to the drawing board and start over. I'm guessing that, to quote Yogi Berra, it's going to be "déjà vu all over again", with new protests at major airports and new court challenges.

Can't you just imagine the conversation between Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

MM: *deep sigh* No, no, Mr President, this isn't the way it's supposed to go.

DT: *barely looking up from his phone, where he's composing yet another attack on retailers who dare to drop his daughter Ivanka's clothing line*. I don't understand.

MM: *another sigh* It's very simple, Mr. President. You remember when Justice Scalia died and I refused to let President Obama's nominee even have a hearing?

DT: *laughs, puts down the phone and grabs McConnell's hand, shaking it for 19 long seconds* I certainly do!

MM: *finally manages to extricate his hand* Well, Mr. President, the whole point of that was to have a Republican president -- you as it happens -- nominate a conservative to the Court and have that nominee confirmed and in place before you started *starts to say "wrecking things" but thinks better of it* implementing your new policies.

DT: *still tweeting* Uh-huh. *looks up briefly* Why?

MM: *has a "Someone, Anyone, give me strength" moment* Because, Mr. President, that would give us a conservative majority on the Court, which we need to get any of your plans accomplished.

DT: *enthusiastically* And boy do I have plans, Mitch! Great plans! Beautiful plans! My wall, which Mexico is absolutely going to pay for! And California's always boasting about how it's the 6th largest economy in the world ... well, we'll see what it does to their economy when we round up and deport all those undocumented workers who work in their agriculture industry. And while we're at it, we should look at all the foreigners who work in their tech industry, taking jobs away from good American workers.... *does not notice when McConnell stands up and, face ashen, tiptoes quietly out of the room*


Okay, that was a lot of fun. :-) Now, who could Saturday Night Live cast as McConnell...?


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Feb. 12th, 2017 09:41 am (UTC)

I keep hoping that #45 will break William Henry Harrison's record of a 31-day presidency - we're on Day 23 and he's already undermined your Constitution more than once.
But the news about the investigators confirming that Flynn had conversations with the Russians about Obama's sanctions before #45 was even elected (breaking that pesky law prohibiting private citizens from negotiating with foreign governments in disputes involving the American government) sounds promising. Let's get those impeachment proceedings moving, people! 👏

Edited at 2017-02-12 09:42 am (UTC)
Feb. 12th, 2017 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure how much better Mike Pence would be, frankly, given his views, but at least we'd have someone who knows that you don't govern by chasing after every shiny object (in Trump's case perceived slights and those pesky phantom illegal voters who cost him the popular vote) that crosses your path.

Apologies for that phone call with your PM, btw. It was after 5:00 p.m., after all, and time to call it quits for the day (he was tired; must have missed his afternoon nap).
Feb. 13th, 2017 03:09 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, Pence is pure evil, but at least he's predictable pure evil who plays by the rules (and how sad a state of affairs that that is the preferable option right now).

Apologies for that phone call with your PM

No apologies necessary, believe me - couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Pretty much the entire country had a laugh at that pompous ass getting taken down a peg.

He then followed it up last week, by going on an out-of-character, Trump-like rant against the leader of our left-wing party during Parliament Question Time. It was a pathetically transparent attempt to look tough and impress the far-far-right faction of his party (basically the Australian version of the Tea Party) who are turning against him in droves and breaking away just like the Tea Baggers did to the moderate Republicans. Which means it's only a matter of time before Australia has it's very own Trump - there's already a couple of bigoted nut-bar senators who could very easily fill the role and they both infuriate and terrify me. Scary times we live in :-(
Feb. 13th, 2017 05:13 am (UTC)
Exactly what must be happening!
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