Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Waterfront Art (anything Japanese, Alan?)


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  1. Truth is First

    Treason is LAST

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    1. Sorry, fell asleep at the computer; I suppose we are talking about handing over top secret stuff to the Russians in the Oval Office. I believe I said I figured it was A VERY BAD IDEA for Trumpy to get both the CIA and the FBI mad at him. I suppose that pretty soon they will spill the beans about his monetary indebtedness to the Russians. Anybody think they can't find records of his mortgages? I was testifying in federal court once, and the initial drug screening test was done years and years before by someone who worked at our lab for less than a month, and whose full name I didn't recall--only her first name. As memory serves me, her personnel record at the lab had been destroyed. When she came home from work, there were a couple of FBI agents waiting on her doorstep with a subpoena. Elapsed time from when I mentioned her on the stand to handing her the subpoena was about an hour and a half.

      --Alan

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  2. We made it home safely from Connecticut. It was not at all the visit we'd been anticipating. Never heard back from my nephew and his wife, so don't know what happened, but didn't see them. Couldn't visit the good friend we'd planned to see on our way back, as she wasn't feeling well (and is in her 80's). We did indeed see the dear friend we had mainly gone down to visit with, who was there tending her ailing parents. And guess what. Her mother died on Wednesday and her father died on Mother's Day in the morning...!! Her Dad was diagnosed in December with stomach cancer. Her Mom was fine except for dementia, but had something like a stroke and died first! What a rough week!!! We were so glad we had planned to be there today, and it was deeply appreciated by our dear friend. We walked, ate out, sat, got coffee, shed tears, laughed and hugged. I love that woman so much. In all the years we have known one another (nearly 30), I have never seen her so distraught. It was a deep privilege to be a comfort to her in such a time. 💖

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    1. Merciful Heavens.
      Alan

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  3. There is such an overwhelming abundance of political news these days that one hardly knows what to select. But here is one interesting commentary:
    Bragging about our intel to Russia? Trump is too needy to be president[Click]—Richard Wolffe

    An excerpt:

    “…we are witnessing an unsubtle foreshadowing of Trump’s final demise in a dumpster fire of Russian documents and cash. What we don’t yet know is the fate of the Republican party that is so content to stand by and watch its own reputation burn with the same garbage.

    This is the party that, not so long ago, ran several election cycles claiming nobody else could be trusted with national security. Before that, it claimed it was going to restore honesty and integrity to the Oval Office in place of a president who got impeached. Just last year it claimed that Clinton should never be trusted with classified intel because she was under FBI investigation for sending it via her private email server.

    The GOP has gone far beyond the bounds of hypocrisy. It now faces an existential crisis about what kind of values it represents. If it cannot or will not break with Trump after the last week of daily crises, then it is doomed to fight the next election on whether it stands with the biggest bozo of them all.

    Democrats will face the quandary of impeaching Trump or leaving a castrated president and the remnants of his party in place for a total wipeout in 2020. Of course, Senate Republicans may decide this for themselves by voting Trump innocent in his impeachment trial in 2019. In which case, they can all find jobs when the latest Trump resort opens in Vladivostok two years later.”

    —Alan

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    1. Interestingly, pundits and Congress members being interviewed alike tend to speak in terms of 2018, not 2020.

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  4. It is extremely sad that someone so mentally ill as DT was able to become President in the first place. Even sadder that it is taking so much time and effort to get him out, especially given how easy he is making it.

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