Saturday, March 18, 2017

Seals on the shore of Great Point



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  1. 'Paris in Georgia': political salons spring up across US in push against Trump[Click] A potentially interesting social development. Hmmmmm…is this what we have here, in a distributed format?

    Thinking about the bizarre behavior of Trump in his meeting with Angela Merkel, it seems likely to me that he has no psychological ability to deal with a woman who is neither subservient nor a bimbo. Angela Merkel is his antithesis.


    Angela Merkel knows she must defuse Donald Trump’s threat to Europe[Click]

    The Guardian view on Donald Trump and alliances: he doesn’t do them[Click]

    The leave fanatics will have their hard Brexit – even if the price is the union[Click] This strikes me as an insightful opinion on the politics of Brexit—a step back from the hurly-burly of the day-to-day uproar.

    —Alan

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    1. I think the examples they give are varied enough that the concept of "salon" can be extended to us. Or, in a different direction, to West Cook DFA.

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    2. Sounds pretty snazzy!

      Alan

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  2. I don't know how to move pictures over here to HEP, but I just found one so hysterically funny that I'm going to have to send Cheetolini another postcard even though #IdesofTrump is over. listener, I'm going to send a postcard of it to you so you can see it for yourself.

    It's a photo of Chancellor Merkel and Trump sitting side by side and Cheetolini has his head drooped down looking at his clasped hands. Somebody captioned it:

    Chancellor Merkel: "What did I tell you about hiring Nazis?"
    Mango: "Not to."
    Chancellor Merkel: "And what did you do?"
    Mango: "Hired Nazis."

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    1. Yup, that's the one! Cracks me up.

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    2. Susan, I saw that! It's perfect!! :-)

      Humor is the leaven we need.

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  3. What is it with Trump and handshakes? This is getting awkward[Click]
    From the comments: “I think he was freaked by Mrs Merkel. She's a powerful woman who probably wasn't sycophantic towards him. He just didn't know how to behave in her presence... so he simply sulked like the spoilt toddler he is.” Bravo! Bimbos he can deal with; the Bundeskanzerlin is the antithesis of a bimbo, as well as the antithesis of Trump.

    —Alan

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  4. Did the Ides of Trump Hit a Million?[Click] Organizer Zack Kushner Estimates It Did

    —Alan

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  5. Looks like Senator Warren is getting into fighting trim. [Click]

    The Leader of the Free World Meets Donald Trump [Click] "Angela Merkel, whether she wants the job or not, is the West’s last, best hope." By James P. Rubin; March 16, 2017

    --Alan

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  6. "Trump’s Budget Slams West Virginia" [Click] Charleston Gazette-Mail

    Has Trump Lost All Credibility? [Click] “The latest illustration of the president’s incapacity to admit error came Friday at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel…" SNL ought to be fun tonight.

    Donald Trump Just Can’t Stop Himself from Blurting Out State Secrets [Click]


    "Then, on Friday, Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and did it again. The public side of the summit included Trump famously refusing to shake Merkel’s hand during an Oval Office photo-op, as if he’s not satisfied with the magnitude of our national mortification…Trump is an existentially dangerous chief executive, and we have to seriously ask the question: Why is he still at large?

    --Alan

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