Category Archives: Foreign

Warning: S***storm of Profanity

s***storm

When I read the paper yesterday morning I knew we were in for a MSM s***storm. That’s because on page A4, in a story headlined Trump Vulgarity Roils DACA Deal, The Wall Street Journal said “shithole.”

As in:

“President Donald Trump questioned why the U.S. would admit people from “shithole countries…”

And that was in the lead sentence. Then they did it again in the third sentence. And again in this morning’s paper:

The fate of young undocumented immigrants was in doubt and the odds of a government shutdown appeared to be growing in the wake of President Donald Trump’s dismissal of “shithole countries” in Africa and his rejection of a bipartisan proposal to aid the so-called Dreamers.

Trump also wanted to know why we don’t import people from Norway instead of Haiti. Norway, for its part, said it didn’t want to come here.

I haven’t been to Haiti so I can’t say if Trump’s assessment is accurate. But one man’s s***hole can be another man’s money pot. That is if you’re the Clinton Foundation doing good deeds in Haiti.

I have been to Djibouti, Africa and the president may be on to something there.

Trump made his colorful comments during a closed bipartisan meeting to work out a DACA agreement. The day before he held a televised bipartisan meeting and uttered many nice words. In that meeting he said he’d sign any bill brought to his desk.

But back to the bad words. CNN would not be outdone. Gateway Pundit which apparently is an avid watcher, says CNN said S***hole 36 times on Thursday night.

Pussyhat, on the other hand, long ago entered the media vernacular. Right around the time Madonna pondered blowing up the White House.

And it took Bess Truman 25 years to get Harry to say manure.

 

 

Button Man

Kim Jong Un told the world he has a button. It’s on his desk and within his reach. And with it, he claims his missiles can reach anywhere in the U.S. And that’s how he plans to have his way.

For some reason Kim’s threat reminded me of President Obama. He said he had a phone and a pen. And he would use them to get his way.

It wasn’t all button rattling though. Kim also reached out to Seoul. He wants North Korea to participate in the 2018 Olympics.

Button Men

Still, it was all too much for our own current Dear Leader. President Trump tweeted that his button is bigger and it works. I thought it was funny, in a Trump sort of way.

But the WSJ editors were not amused. They say Trump’s tweet explains his low poll numbers despite his first year successes.

Death to Khamenei

Death to Khamenei

In a WSJ op-ed, Mark Duowitz and Ray Takeyh describe the current uprising in Iran. They say it differs from the Green Revolution which was about election fraud. This one began “over economic grievances and quickly transformed into a rejection of theocracy.”

The protesters are angry that $100 billion in Iranian assets unfrozen by the Obama administration  haven’t trickled down to the people. Instead the money has gone to support militias in the Middle East and energy and weapons for Bashar Assad in Syria.

Death Threats

So, instead of chanting “Death to America” they now shout “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to Rouhani!”

The White House narrative on Iran has changed too. The Trump administration is supporting the protesters and ignoring the “moderate leadership.”

 

 

Political Bias Investigation

bias

Most everybody is either a Democrat or Republican. So it’s hard to find politically pure investigators.

Bias

Nine of the fifteen lawyers Robert Mueller hired to investigate Donald Trump made political contributions. A total of $62,043 of those contributions went to Democrats and $2,750 to Republicans according to Politifact.

Crack FBI agent Peter Strzok also referred to Trump as an “idiot” and a “douche.” And he went on to text that a Trump win was highly unlikely. Even so, he claimed an insurance policy was needed in the event of a Trump victory.

Trump won. And Mueller kicked Strock off the investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Mueller special investigation against bias charges.

Niki Haley’s List

haley's list

The U.N. General Assembly took a vote condemning the United States for moving its embassy to Jerusalem. U.S. Ambassador Nike Haley told them she would be taking names.

Haley’s List

Here’s how they voted: 128 yes, 9 no, 35 abstain.

The U.K. voted yes. Canada abstained.