I keep expecting to at some point stop being surprised by the stupid, obviously fake crazy lies that Donald Trump tells. I also keep hoping that at some point, his supporters will hear this insanity and realize he’s braindamaged. Then he says like “windmills cause cancer” and his base just jumps on board and I lose a little bit of hope for humanity. I mean, he seriously suggested that the sounds of windmill cause cancer. Can we just let that digest for a moment? No study or evidence of any kind to back it up. Just a fun generic “they say” to preface it. I mean, who is “they”?! I don’t know what else to say.
So, Mueller’s investigation has finally concluded, and it felt like it happened with less of a bang and more of a whimper. Not because of his conclusions, but because we don’t know what they are or if we’ll ever really see them. Because that was always going to be the thing. Everyone was all super curious about how this was going to shake out, and not enough people were thinking about whether or not anyone would actually KNOW how it shook out when it happened. The AG and ardent Trump defender is keeping everything pretty close to the chest, and now Congress is going to probably head out on a fishing expedition to find out what is actually inside the damn report. Did Trump obstruct Justice? Did Mueller come to that conclusion? Will we ever have a clear idea of what Mueller actually turned up? I dunno. Life is just anticlimactic sometimes.
Devin Nunes, Republican Senator from California and all around lunatic blowhard has decided to sue Twitter and certain Twitter users because he thinks people are just too mean to him. I mean, sure, it’s not problem for him to spearhead harassment campaigns to obstruct investigations and keep people from looking too hard at his fellow politicians, but as soon as someone who self identifies as Devin Nunes’s Cow starts pointing out his verbal garbage, that’s just a step too far! The whole thing feels like a sham, and frankly, I think it’s all going to blow back in his face, but the man’s lack of grasp on hypocrisy is frankly alarming. But given the administration he’s serving, I guess it’s not all that surprising.
When is the nation going to collectively decide that Donald Trump just isn’t nearly as smart as he says he is. Beyond calling his own administration’s climate findings “fake science” based on literally nothing, Donald Trump has now decided he’s an expert on airplanes and piloting. He’s now suggesting that planes are becoming too complex for trained pilots to fly. This notion is based on…what exactly? No one is exactly sure, but make no mistake, that’s what he expects you to believe. I mean, this is just lunacy. Absolute lunacy.
Listen, I know it’s not uncommon for people to have Presidents of the United States sign their Bibles. And I know that according to Trump, the Bible is like his favorite book (which, is kind of a weird statement. I mean, which version? Which translation?) Frankly, I’m feel like it’s a dubious claim on whether he’s read ANY part of ANY Bible, much less have it be his favorite book, but even if we’re taking it at face value…I mean doesn’t it just feel wrong to have HIS signature in the Bible? Even diehard Evangelicals who support Trump politically defend their support of him by saying they don’t endorse him on a personal level, just his politics (which is a ludicrous claim, but hey, I’m not the one making it). The man is an admitted sexual predator, a liar, a cheater (and I don’t mean adulterer, although he’s that too), an idolater, and…I mean there is a public record of the man breaking literally every one of the 10 Commandments. I feel like having his signature gracing your Holy Bible doesn’t make the book more useful. I dunno. It’s weird.
Man. Kirstjen Nielsen kind of totally sucks. As the Secretary of Homeland Security, she’s been more than complicit in the abhorrent actions taken by ICE, such as the border family separations and the blatant racial profiling and bullying of American citizens they suspect at first glance might not have a favorable legal status. She’s been a vocal defender of the policies, policies she claims are necessary, but are frankly inhumane. These draconian policies are the kind we balk at in disbelief when we’re told the US used to do them during World War 2, when the victims were Japanese. Now we’re validating the same policies on any potential immigrant from south of the border. So to hear Kirstjen Nielsen try to explain how cages used to keep children separated from their parents are definitely not slightly bigger versions of dog cages is both disingenuous and disgusting.
The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed 81 individuals and entities associated with Donald Trump, his campaign, and just his general orbit. And boy, I really don’t expect that to yield much, especially if the Michael Cohen testimony was any indication. I mean, Cohen WANTED to testify. He wanted to put things on the table, and volunteered whatever information he could between being called a liar and a criminal. I can’t even imagine what things are going to look like with all the people who don’t want to be there. And there will be plenty. Among the people who got subpoenaed, who really gives you an idea of what these testimonies could end up looking like is Sean Spicer. He’s already started on the snark, with his passive aggressive suggestion that he fully intends to cooperate but suggests there isn’t anything interesting to unearth. In his case, that might be true, seeing as I don’t think Donald Trump really respected Spicer enough to tell him anything, but I still think Spicer knows a lot of things that he’s going to end trying to avoid speaking about to Congress. And while he may not end up utilizing the 5th amendment, his testimony will probably feel like he is.