Politics

An Intelligent Person

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From Twitter: The most amazing thing about the Tr😡mp presidency is that it’s made GWB look like a reasonably intelligent person.https://t.co/yNxi8Vyzck — Derek Powazek (@fraying) February 27, 2017 And from The New York Times: Former President George W. Bush said Monday “we all need answers” on the extent of contact between President Donald Trump’s team and the Russian government, and didn’t rule out the idea that a special prosecutor could be necessary to lead an investigation.

The Silence of the Hacks

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There is a reason why I subscribed to the digital edition of The New York Times. Its journalists are superb; it is a paper I trust, and have found to be veridical after cross referencing the news they post with other major, equally trusted, news sources. From yesterday’s edition (some emphasis mine): The story so far: A foreign dictator intervened on behalf of a U.S. presidential candidate — and that candidate won.

Incapable of Serving

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From the opinion pages of The New York Times yesterday, 13 of February, 2017, also appearing in print today. Some emphasis mine. Mr. Trump’s speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions. His words and behavior suggest a profound inability to empathize. Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them (journalists, scientists).

Hard to Believe

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If you hear or read this somewhere else—whether on social media, or via your clueless uncle Olaf—you will find it hard, if not impossible, to believe. Now, finding it on Reuters is a different story. In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States, according to two U.

Unpresidential

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Not presidential at all. “President-elect Donald J. Trump’s aides often cite his appearances at professional wrestling matches as an inspiration for his outsize political speaking style, and his buoyantly belligerent news conference in New York on Wednesday proved he has no plans to betray his brawler’s roots in the service of seeming more presidential.” — New York Times

I was wrong

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Back in October 5th, 2015, I wrote a prediction, which I saved in a file for which I posted a hash. I predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the United States presidential elections. I was wrong. I really do not have much else to say. I am sorry.

Bernie Sanders keeps fighting

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Bernie Sanders has had a good run. Yet numbers are pilled against him, and he should know it. After all he said he was “pretty good in arithmetic.” Hillary has beaten him, and the right and honorable thing for him to do is to call it quits. “If, on November 8th of this year, Hillary Clinton is elected President, we will have only begun to fight,” Sanders told a packed rally in San Francisco.