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18 Comments on “Sunday Reads”

  1. dakinikat says:

    I’m kinda speechless about this …

    • RonStill4Hills says:

      Wow, radioactive storm surge, we haven’t had that before. Maybe that SyFy channel movie Zombie Tidal Wave is not that far fetched.

      • Enheduanna says:

        I missed Zombie Tidal Wave???

        • RonStill4Hills says:

          Actually not a choke…Somebody green-lit Zombie Tidal Wave on SyFy, just like somebody green-lit Hair Furor Adolf Twittler for president.

          So if he had been in Dubya’s shoes in 2005 he would have nuked Katrina?

          Shaking my head. Even Dubya is saying “What a maroon!”

    • NW Luna says:

      “What do we do with this?” You haul Trump off to involuntary commitment for endangering the world!

  2. bostonboomer says:

    Warren just dissed Hillary again. I’m done with her. Finished.

    • RonStill4Hills says:

      Really!?! Very disappointing. I thought she had outgrown whatever bullshit had her behaving so foolishly in 2016.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I don’t know how to post from my tablet but she was asked how she would handle debating Trump and she said something to the effect that she knows how to fight and win and no one is going stand behind her on a debate stage and intimidate her.

        • bostonboomer says:

          She has been making underhanded remarks like this regularly.

        • NW Luna says:

          Hillary wasn’t intimidated — IIRC she wrote she was irritated and pissed off, and said do I tell him to back off, you creep, or do I act presidential and ignore the bully?

          As for fighting and winning, Hillary fought and won the popular vote. If voter suppression, Russia, Comey, and election system hacking all hit at once, you won’t win the Electoral College.

          I wish Warren would acknowledge all the factors which played into HRC’s Electoral College loss. She may not have meant her comment as a swipe against Hillary — perhaps that she thinks it’s much more OK now to tell a creep he’s acting like a creep. Or perhaps she’s dissing Hillary, and it does look more like the latter. Disappointing; I like her otherwise.

          • RonStill4Hills says:

            I don’t think I have ever seen Hills intimidated by anything.

            She was “Presidential” because those are supposed to be the rules for a Presidential debate. Except of course when it comes to Hills because if she is right she is wrong and if she is actually wrong even of a minor technicality, then congressional hearings. for her and only for her Presidential is inauthentic.

            I do sort of wish she had broken the rules and asked Orange Foolius “What is your fucking problem?”

            Oh wait, she is not a white guy like Beto or Orange, swearing on live TV might be disqualifying.

          • NW Luna says:

            “if she is right she is wrong ”

            Too true.

          • quixote says:

            Grrr. And another, very small, bit of concrete added on to Hillary’s shoes in 2016 was that Warren felt like waiting to endorse her until the last possible moment. I.e. before Bernie “Help My Finger Is Up In The Air And Can’t Get Down” Sanders, but way too late for a politician without some agenda.

            I keep saying it. Kamala Harris has campaigning smarts to avoid pitfalls before Nov 2020, and the negotiating and policy smarts to govern afterwards. There’s a reason why she’s Putin’s biggest target.

            (Which leads me to another question: when are people — media and such — going to learn to take Putin as a contrary indicator? But that’s a whole nother hot mess.)

  3. NW Luna says:

    Haul this man away before he blows up the whole world’s economy!

    “In reversal, Trump says he wishes he had raised China tariffs higher

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-for-first-time-signals-regret-china-trade-war-has-escalated/2019/08/25/c942ea78-c67a-11e9-b5e4-54aa56d5b7ce_story.html

    • quixote says:

      I bet dollars to donuts the real sequence was:

      Dump: blither blither I’m big and powerful, Chi-nah!
      China: [tariffs that hurt his re-election chances…]
      Dump: Oh shit.
      People: There he goes again. Doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground.
      Dump: furious, chews up carpet in the White House.
      Advisers: Just tell them you meant, “Oh shit, not enough tariffs.”

      He’s like any dictator at this point: he knows he has to stay in power to stay out of jail. So the only thing that really scares him is “his” voters getting poor enough to notice before election day.

  4. bostonboomer says: