‘The Onion’ Has Chosen To Publish An Anonymous Op-Ed From Two Sources Close To Trump Who Think Their Dad Is The Best President Ever
Moore is currently saying the most outrageous things he can think of in the hope that he’ll get free print/air space. Lacking a massive advertising budget, he’s trying to drum up free publicity for his new flick. I don’t know if Michael Moore is as full of bullshit as Trump because that’s nearly impossible, but he’s gotta be a contender.
One must concede that they are both top promoters, or maybe I should say self-promoters. At least Moore tries to use his powers for good instead of evil.
Brett Kavanaugh refused to answer a question about whether or not he had discussed Robert Mueller’s investigation with one of Trump’s attorneys.
I thought this guy might be OK. I mean the GOP is going to get a right-leaning judge in there no matter what, so I figured this one may not be worse than any other they would put forward. It seems I may have been wrong. This evasiveness has me worried. Obviously, the answer seems to be “yes,” because if it was “no” he would have just said so proudly.
But to be fair, he did eventually give a reasonable answer. He said (paraphrase) “I don’t know where everyone that I talk to works. Give me a list of people who work at that law firm and I’ll tell you if I spoke to any of them.” Sen Harris did not seem to understand his answer and kept repeating the question he already answered instead of simply saying, “OK. We’ll get you that list.”
On the other hand, a study of his e-mails makes it appear that he did more than evade, but outright lied under oath in some of his prior Congressional testimony.
I wrote extensively about this film, mostly because it seemed that every other review totally missed the point.
And then after all that pretentious verbiage, the curse of my pedantic streak coupled with an improbable undergraduate degree in literature (obviously chosen before I decided to pay the bills), I ended up with essentially the same opinion as everyone else.
It just goes to show you that Trump is right. Research, facts and reasoning are bullshit. It’s character-Colbert’s “truthiness” that always wins the day.
Hard to believe this was 18 years ago. It was #4 in our top nude scenes of 2000, although I have a vague memory that Katie Holmes got almost every vote that year. (She really did get something like 77%. Nobody has every approached that level in any other year. For example, Alison Brie won in a landslide last year with only 17%, and that was nearly as much as the next two added together.)
According to IMDb, Tom Green is still in the business, but I haven’t seen him in years.
He has changed his position on this several times. By the time you read this, he will probably have yet another position.
The lies and shenanigans began the day he took office. To summarize, for those who have forgotten, Trump told the preposterous lie that his inauguration was the most attended in history. Photographs and transit records showed that not only did he attract far fewer people than Obama did in 2009, but he actually attracted fewer people than the anti-Trump protests the very next day!
In order to buttress his unsupportable claims, Trump asked the National Park Service to present the photos in a manner less inimical to his position, so the photographer dutifully went back and cropped out the empty areas.
Pompeo has also denied it in no uncertain terms.
I an still on Team Hassett at this point.
Pence is the favorite.
The next in line, shockingly, is Betsy DeVos. I doubt that one. The author is eloquent and methodical. DeVos is neither.
My guy (Hassett) is not on the chart.
This is alleged to have come from her Instagram account, but I couldn’t find it there.
Reader comment (thanks!):
“You can’t find it as a still, but it’s still on her Instagram story. Click on her icon and it’ll bring up her Instagram story.”
Backdoor Teen Mom (seems like low-hanging fruit)
And many, many more
I can’t say that I’m persuaded, but it’s a pretty strong case. It’s also interesting that Trump can’t fire Pence even if he wants to. He can fire Sessions, Rosenstein or Mueller, for example, although those decisions might have repercussions, but Pence does not work for him, and can’t be removed by any means other than impeachment.
Kevin Hassett (Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers) was a college professor, has a Ph.D., and like the author of the op-ed, worshiped John McCain. He is also, again like the author, a staunch free trade advocate. He’s also an experienced op-ed writer. Furthermore, he heard the word “lodestar” at McCain’s funeral (spoken by Kissinger).
As for motive? He could be mighty pissed off at Trump’s disrespect for McCain or his foolish tariff wars.
Hassett is also smart enough to use “lodestar” to shift suspicion on Pence, although I think he’s more likely to be writing in his own voice. (That would make “lodestar” a red herring, placed in somebody’s head by the McCain funeral.)
The Times made an introduction to the essay and specifically referred to the essayist as “he,” but the paper later, perhaps disingenuously, said that was a mistake.
Rumor is that Trump somehow discovered that Mattis is honest and competent – thus ruining his perfect record of selecting inept or corrupt cabinet members. That guy has to go!