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Media collaborates to show Trump how much they don’t collaborate… or something like that

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First there’s no doubt in our mind that Trump hates bad news, that he thinks it’s a direct reflection on him and will say and tweet what he feels is necessary to discredit the offending media source.  Some would say he down right lies, others that it’s hyperbole.  But many also recognize that the media have been using their position as the fourth estate (a lost concept, by the way, over the previous eight years) to twist and turn stories that any unbiased person would recognize as clear bias.

Early on in the Trump administration an obvious example of bias was seen.  How early?  Trump’s first day.  He was being observed by the media while getting organized in the oval office. One media rep from the press pool noted that the MLK bust was gone and notified the other reporters (btw, a press pool member provides insights for other press members since the oval office has limited space).  Later though the reporter had to walk the claim back because the bust was actually there.  So instead of reporting on an historic day, the reporter desperately jumped on the first indiscretion he could … imagine.  But gee, we can understand how difficult it would have been to verify his reporting.  Do you know how much work it would have been to look around the whole oval office?!

And it continues today.  You can’t read the front page of a major newspaper and not see as many adjectives and adverbs as there are coming out of a night school creative writing course.  Whatever happened to who, what, where, and when?  Now instead of the four W’s we get the four B’s: bias, bloviate, bluster, and bellow.

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Why do I even know who Omarosa is?

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So Trump fired Omarosa and Omarosa is now following the Jim Comey path of post-Trump financial fortune by telling her side of the story in book form.  And you can trust her on what she says because she secretly used recording devices in violation of national security.

Shocker of all shockers, Trump cranked up the name calling.  Omarosa is now a dog.  She joins a long list of “dogs” including Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Arrianna Huffington and General James Mattis.  Of course Mattis himself goes by “Mad Dog.”

In the case of Omarosa, we have one question, who let the dog in?  Trump’s hired many that had to later be fired but this particular staff addition was baffling.  We’ve identified a few other ill-advised hirings for Trump to consider if he’s looking to top the addition of Omarosa.  We’ve even provided thoughts on how they could serve the White House.

  • Maxine Waters – Office of Science and Technology
  • Whoopi Goldberg – Economics Council
  • Jim Acosta – Public Liaison
  • Michael Moore – National Security
  • Jane Fonda – Veterans Affairs
  • Alec Baldwin – Dog walker
  • Jeb Bush – Council of Fitness
  • Robert DeNiro Secret Service
  • Chuck Schumer – Housekeeping

The next star will be for Hypocrasy

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Big things happening in Helsinki

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An appropriate congressional recess

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As we all know Congress takes frequent recesses to allow them to “get in touch with their constituents” and “hike the Appalachian Trail.”  Considering their desperate need for some actual rest and relaxation, a GoFundMe has been established for just that purpose.  With the news that Jeff Bezos may soon be charging $200,000 per ride to space, now is the time to provide our most prized politicians with an opportunity that will surely recharge their batteries.  For the 535 members of Congress, this initial GoFundMe opportunity will seek $53.5M.

That should get them half way through their space journey.  We’ll worry about the return trip GoFundMe later.

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To bias or not to bias

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The language of DC

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Clear bias on the part of the FBI while investigating Clinton and then Trump is spelled out in the Horowitz report … but the report concludes that no documented evidence of bias could be linked directly to decisions made during the investigation.  Is it the legal system or the DC system that struggles with the obvious.  No rational person could read the text messages between named and unnamed FBI personnel and think that bias isn’t in play.  I guess the emphasis is on the word “documented.”  It would have been interesting if the conclusion stated that

Although no documented bias was identified, they certainly loved Hillary and hated Trump and had the power, either subtly or overtly, to swing both investigations in the precise directions they eventually turned.  What the $#%& was the FBI thinking?

So Mueller’s process for determining who should have high ranking authority in both investigations certainly must have been interesting.

Mueller:  Team, I’ll need to select individuals to head up investigations that will have far reaching impacts on this country.  A country, by the way, that many people actually love.  

Strzok:  Sir, I believe I can provide integrity in any investigation whether it involves Queen Hillary (Strzok bows deeply) or that vile Trump (Strzok appears to come close to vomiting but instead makes a hacking noise like a cat dislodging a hairball).

Mueller:  That’s the kind of commitment I like to see.  Let me ask you a question though.  If Trump was on fire, would you pour gasoline or jet fuel on him?

Strzok:  Sir, I believe that’s a trick question.  I would have poured gasoline on him before lighting him on fire.  

Mueller:  Committed and intelligent, I like it!  You’re hired.  And remember, when you see Hillary, no eye contact.  We don’t want to do anything that would appear disrespectful to our next president.