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Trump wins again

Donald's set piece on the prior administration's  "foolish " no nuke agreement with Iran per se  -and its' associated role "providing the funding for Missile attack" could seem as evidence that he has finally lost all contact with reality and needs to be taken away for a long  rest.

On the contrary, it was a great success.

In the hours since  it's been the main topic, as he intended. As opposed the dangerous (for him) topics of the murder itself  and the need for Congress to revoke the extraordinarily improper Authorization to Use Force Resolution.

 

The Iranian assassination

When Harold Wilson's  got to Heathrow in 1964  the UK had just learned that the Brit Secy of Defense had been sleeping with the same 16 year old as the Russian ambassador . The press asked Wilsonwhat he thought.

Answer:   " No comment"

                 "In technicolor"

Which is what we should be saying tonight :     Practice .

           NNNNNNNN NO NO NO   etc

A "blog" saying it was a Trump  election maneuver will be copied .

distributed on the net and will cost us one vote per each reader. 

Trump's gaining

at least if you accept the composite poll of polls  with which 538 today tops his report. 

The actual  Trump numbers it posts on the right axis are  52.1 disapprove, 43.4 approve.

I don't  have access to its  similar earlier  reports   but if you overlook the unsophisticated  approach . I confess to just placing   a transparent ruler on today's chart point  reflecting today's  approval , the highest since his swearing in before   " the greatest crowd in the history of Inaugerations (or was it  all   pubic events ever.) 

In the car

  I asked whether Ted would be there. 

Driving to the  Christmas party at a home  for the “developmentally disabled “ . 

Guys who can’t live outside. Crazy ,probably  called  although one of them can do complicated math puzzles  in his head. When he’s not violent. Mostly true now.

Only  one really talks. But they get along.  With one another and the staff,.  
And enjoy the holiday  food. Cooked by the staff and to some extent by staff from other houses who like to come by . It’s a good scene.

I'm thankful for

Adam Schiff

Friday's Hearing

We won.

What ever might have been the outcome otherwise Trump's intervention meant the Republicans played catch up all day and never did.

I'll check the feeling of the 538 group and add them subsequently.

Subsequently

WHY ? (As if you cared. Nor should you.)

538's  day job: accumulating predictions and experiencing the actual  outcomes  trains them to automatically reject trivial data (plus their own romanticism)

The hearing today :Comments?

Unless anyone has a better vehicle - anyone who wants to comment is  invited to use this blog.

 

Flavius

In the Kingdom of the blind

the one eye'd man get's elected

The Republicans are  honorable friends forced to pretend they support  to the actions of the misguided leader who is  letting them , and their party, down.  With  a few exceptions ( hello Representative Nunez) we know they are merely mailing it in  with their  "support" of  the Administration's crippling  of the Ukraine's defense against Putin's .tme

By assuming  this "sad" disappointment  we not  only will appear more rational than they will do with their over the top attacks. We also give the ordinary GOP voters an  escape hatch.

Bloomberg

The best chance of  preserving the planet is for him to run. The reason is so

neobvious it would  be  insulting to repeat them . But  come down to there is nobody else more likely to be elected with the skills to  save us.

Have a deplorable to dinner.

Who remembers “National Brotherhood week?" When Lena Horne and Sheriff Clark were dancing Cheek to Cheek. Or amusing invitations posted to "have a cripple to dinner." And similar laugh riots at the expense of Blacks. Ah the good old days. We won’t see their like again. But I digress.

If only perfect people got to vote the electorate would be reduced to…well…let’s say American Legion Hall wouldn’t be crowded. All those currant buns I bought for the poll workers, wasted! (Actually it was the Republican poll watcher who clued me in the first time that I--like him-- should make myself less unacceptable by showing up at 6am with currant buns.) Groan. Here comes the hoary Flavius serm…thought through position (thank you mother) on having a Republican to dinner. Metaphorically.

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