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.”


NPR – November 21, 2017

According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of people celebrating the holiday are dreading having to talk politics around the dinner table. Just 31 percent said they were eager to discuss the latest news with their family and friends.

Avoiding “serious” subjects is best.‬
‪Limit any debate to “leg versus breast.”‬



“They have many options for Venezuela — and, by the way, I’m not going to rule out a military option,” Trump told reporters at his private golf club in New Jersey on Friday evening

With myriad problems to rack us,
Let’s not add an attack on Caracas.