OK, the video (to me) shows that he’s playing to his base. It’s just a whirlpool of gibberish; there is no guiding light or principle. This really shows us that there is no there there. Let’s move on:
- Friday afternoon is when politicians do their dirtiest deeds, an ideal time to fire 46 U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Kenyan Usurper.
- The N.Y. Times : Among them was Preet Bharara, the federal prosecutor for Manhattan, who had “made a name for himself as one the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors of public corruption and Wall Street crime.” — so draining the swamp is definitely over.
- NYTimes: Sean Spicer on yesterday’s jobs numbers, which Hair Führer dismissed as phoney under the Kenyan: “Yeah, I talked to the President prior to this, and he said to quote him very clearly — ‘They may have been phony in the past, but it’s very real now.’ (Laughter.)”
Reuters: A federal judge in Wisconsin dealt the first legal blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on Friday, barring enforcement of the policy to deny U.S. entry to the wife and child of a Syrian refugee already granted asylum in the United States. The temporary restraining order, granted by U.S. District Judge William Conley in Madison, applies only to the family of the Syrian refugee, who brought the case anonymously to protect the identities of his wife and daughter, still living in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.
WaPo: “First, here’s what [Pennsylvania Rep. Mike] Kelly said last Saturday at a local Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner: “President Obama himself said he was going to stay in Washington until his daughter graduated. I think we ought to pitch in to let him go someplace else, because he is only there for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to run a shadow government that is going to totally upset the new agenda. It just doesn’t make sense. And people sit back and they say to me, ‘My gosh, why can’t you guys get this done?’ I say, ‘We’ve got a new CEO, we’ve got some new heads in the different departments, but the same people are there, and they don’t believe that the new owners or the new managers should be running the ship.’” — Wingnuttia is still unglued that there was a black man in their White House.
- Good job, peeps, keep it up! WaPo: “Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s phones have been ringing off the hook — literally — since he questioned the link between human activity and climate change. The calls to Pruitt’s main line, 202-564-4700, reached such a high volume by Friday that agency officials created an impromptu call center, according to three agency employees. The officials asked for anonymity out of fear of retaliation. By Saturday morning, the number was disconnected. Before the number was disabled, interns were dispatched to answer some of the incoming calls, according to one employee. At times, calls to that number ended up going to voice mail. …Pruitt’s comments on the CNBC program ‘Squawk Box’ — that ‘we need to continue the debate and continue the review and the analysis’ over climate change — prompted an immediate pushback from many scientists and environment groups.”
And I think that’s about where we are in the state of play. Anyone notice anything else?