Christmas Evening Open ThreadPosted: December 25, 2018
I hope everyone had a lovely day despite the self-absorbed asshole living in the White House and his mountain of grievances. Here’s a bit of his so-called Christmas message to the troops today. CNN reports:
In President Donald Trump’s Christmas Day telling, the drugs are flowing over the border, the Federal Reserve is imperiling the economy and the Democrats are preparing to harass him with oversight requests.
“It’s a disgrace, what’s happening in our country,” Trump fumed, seated behind the Resolute Desk on Tuesday, after decrying Democrats as hypocrites and recalling — unprompted — his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
“But other than that,” he said, his hands gesturing outward, “I wish everybody a very merry Christmas.”
Celebrating the holiday at the White House instead of his Palm Beach estate, Trump used a phone call session with American troops to advance his case for a border wall, his isolationist foreign policy views and his insistence that his campaign did not collude with Russia.
Trump acknowledged the standoff with Democrats over funding for his long-promised border wall has no foreseeable end date.
“I can’t tell you when the government is going to be open. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they would like to call it,” he said.
I’m sure the men and women serving overseas found that very edifying . . . not. Here’s mash-up of his public whining:
Remember when we had a real president? It’s hard to believe it has only been two years since the Obamas sent out their final Christmas message.
I just got home after spending the day with family. I thought I’d share a few stories that have caught my attention tonight.
The New York Times: Trump’s King Minus Touch.
The New Yorker: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Nephew on Winning the Aunt Lottery.
Scientific American: There Is No Such Thing as Conscious Thought.
Happy Holidays, Sky Dancers!!