Associated Press – March 16, 2018

President Donald Trump consumed Thursday morning’s TV headlines with amusement. Reports of tumult in the administration were at a feverish pitch — even on his beloved Fox News — as the president reflected on the latest staff departures during an Oval Office conversation with Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff John Kelly. With a laugh, Trump said: “Who’s next?” It’s the very question that has the whole White House on edge.

A novel twist to governmental affairs,
Make it a game of MUSICAL CHAIRS!


Reuters- January 21, 2018

The annual Edelman Trust Barometer showed overall trust in the four institutions it measures – the government, media, business and non-governmental organizations – falling more steeply in the United States than in any of the 28 countries surveyed.

Rants, “alt-facts,” conflicting views,‬
‪Distort perceptions, warp, confuse.


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Washington Post – January 9, 2018

President Donald Trump has waded into a brewing controversy in the House and endorsed the return of so-called earmarks — pet projects and spending items added to appropriations bills on behalf of individual lawmakers.

First try reason. Then try charm.
If these don’t work, just grease the palm.


The New York Times – January 5, 2018

Something seemed to click for people across the political spectrum this week, even among those least inclined to see the world through a gendered lens: When Mr. Trump tweeted, “I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” the nuclear saber-rattling at Kim Jong-un of North Korea sounded a lot like penis-measuring.

The attitude that foments wars:

“Mine is BIGGER than  yours!


The wall street journal – December 2, 2017

Deficit hawks emerged among the losers in the GOP effort to pass a tax overhaul. The senate prepared Friday to pass a tax bill that would reduce the government revenue by about $1.4 trillion over a decade.

Seen but NOT heard,

The Hawks “Get the bird.”