Indictments are coming down. Not, in my opinion, nearly enough of them. The whole heap of deplorables should be heading for jail by now. Garry and I were watching the news the other night — for the first time in months, watching more than the headlines. And smiling. Not yet rolling on the floor and laughing. But smiling.
Because we’ve been in the audience, in our seats. Waiting for almost a year for the beginning of this much publicized performance. Finally, the curtain is rising. Mind you, they have just set the stage. The main characters aren’t on the set, but I bet they’ve got their scripts ready and they’re memorizing their lines. Finding their marks. It’s going to be a hell of a show.
Spicer came, Spicer went. Bye bye Spicer.
Mike Flynn went. See ya’ around.
Then, Scaramucci or whatever his name was, came and went so fast, I didn’t get a chance to remember him as a face.
And of course, Steve Bannon left . Back to Breitbart. Ah the joys of being a public executioner.
🎵 🎵 🎵 🎵
He never will be missed — NO! He never will be missed.
In case you’ve forgotten what this whole mess is about, it’s about Russia. Though I think maybe it has expanded and it’s about more stuff than it used to be. Because they’re talking about mobsters — international ones. Mobsters? Sure, why not? We’ve already got the whole damned Russian government, so why not international gun runners, drug lords and who knows what else? Whoopee, what a show!
Starting with the Russians, there’s this guy. His name of Sergey Kislyak. He is either Russia’s biggest spymaster, or possibly, merely a horrible guy. One way or the other, he’s not on our team and certainly isn’t anyone who should have been meeting with the president’s guys before the election. That was a probably a bad sign for the upcoming election, like maybe it was not entirely on track.
So when this whole mess began, we wanted to know about Russians. How much the Russians knew and how they knew it. How much involvement did the Republican party have in whatever the Russians knew and was there official, legal collusion on the part of the president and/or his cohorts? Incidentally, to what degree was this election stolen by the Russians and how much did the massive assistance from Facebook and Twitter — who apparently thought money from Russia was more important than whether or not the U.S. could have a legal election — bothers me more than the original Russian connection. Because those greedy assholes knew what was happening and could have put a quick end to it. And didn’t. Getting richer was more important than anything.
For starters, Mueller nabbed Manafort and his patsy, Gates. Oh, and there is also Papadopoulos.
He’s the kid who has been wearing a wire and ratting out the Republican Party. How much ratting he did we do not yet know because — rumors by Fox News to the contrary notwithstanding — this is the beginning. As a lot of other people have mentioned, if Trump was pissed off about everything before, he’s batshit wacko now.
Nixon was elected by a wave of Americans who didn’t like negative talk about Vietnam. He got in kind of like Scrotus. With a plurality in Congress and all that. But he had this thing hanging over him. Those little nothing burglaries at Watergate kept aggravating everyone. And Nixon wasn’t half as disgusting as Scrotus, but in his time, he was bad enough. (These days, Nixon looks damned good. That is ironic.)
If you don’t know the story, I’m not going to repeat the whole Watergate saga now. Look it up. There are movies, books, blogs … and people my age will happily sit you down and tell you the story. It isn’t the same as we are seeing now, but as they say, it rhymes (more or less) with our Watergate past. Especially now, with indictments coming down.
For the moment, the future is looking brighter. Hopeful. I know there’s a long way to go. I know it isn’t going to happen in a hurry … but I believe it might really happen. Patience, patience.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
One down, another to go. Two down, one on the way. Three down. Four down. Five down.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
We were watching NBC News and someone said if the GOP does not deal with “the Russian issue,” it will take down this presidency. No one will get the opportunity to do anything — which would be fine with me. Because it turns out that anything the Trump administration wants to do is bad for everyone who isn’t Trump.
Nixon hated the press, but at least he didn’t go out of his way to make all of them hate him at the same time.
I remember the breaking of Richard Nixon;s presidency. The story was on ongoing event. It was in the papers, on TV. It was what everyone talked about. ALL the time. I bought a tiny radio and I listened to the hearings in the Senate, even while I worked. Not just me, either. We all were listening. When I got home from work, the TV went on and I watched. I came back from work and planted myself in front of the television.
The story kept going.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
Then, suddenly, Nixon found himself surrounded with nowhere to turn. He resigned. He wasn’t half as bad as Trump. He was merely drunk, depressed, and hated everyone — especially the press.
Nixon taunted the press– an incredibly stupid thing to do. Trump has done much worse Although the American press doesn’t have quite as much power as it did in the 1970s, it is still the press, Frankly, we citizens are due reparations for how wretchedly they covered the last election. They did a terrible job. They owe us. Give it your best, guys and gals. This time, you need to do it right.
The thing is, snooping is not only what the press does. Where there’s a story, they will find it. The press corps lives for exactly this kind of thing. It’s the blood of life to any reporter who can get his or her teeth into it. Mueller doesn’t look likely to give up. Neither will our press people.
Drip. Drip. Drip