…the pilot episode. This President’s Day, I figured I would start a series on the presidency, maybe beginning with an introductory post and then following up, on an annual basis, with a profile of an American President, say, in chronological… Read More ›
No, not that border. The one further north. The one around Washington, DC.
President Trump is delivering a speech on the “crisis at the border” as I type, and it’s being carried by MSLSD, among many other networks. I have the perennial misfortune of being in a position to hear these, hour after hour, even when they’re not additionally sullied by his voice.
“Constitution” carries an immediately-understandable connotation, for just about anyone, anywhere in the world. But the definitions vary considerably from society to society. To a Briton, the Constitution is a loose collection of documents, scattered throughout time and geographical scope, outlining the operations of government.
January 3rd will mark the beginning of the era of ‘short leash’ Donald, where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the incoming House dems will have subpoena power and a mandate from the American public to hold the alt-president accountable.
It’s not that hard of a concept for alt-president Trump and his dwindling base to understand. America simply doesn’t want the wall. If he tries to put one up to contain the will of the people, it will be destroyed by those same people the day after we force him out of office. What a waste of money that will be… That five billion he’s asking for could more than save Flint, Michigan, if not put a dent in our homelessness epidemic.
The collapse of the U.S. economy has to be weighing on Trump’s mind or the name ‘Hoover’ would not have come out of his mouth. He’s worried that the Fed raising rates, which they normally do as the economy grows, will cause a recession.
In 2008, Richard Spencer, invented the term alternative right in an article published by extremely conservative Taki’s Magazine. It was branding meant to differentiate conservative Republicans willing to compromise conservative beliefs by playing ball with Liberal Democrats from the more isolated, exclusively online fringe conservative groups who felt alienated by that behavior.
The things that make me cringe: talk of celebrities running for president, bipartisan tickets, and conspiracy theories. That last one especially bothers me, though. Have you ever witnessed two people talking about something that never happened (outside of any religious context) with such fervor?
Let’s pretend, for a moment, that Trump isn’t under investigation and that the Russians didn’t help elect him(they totally did and we all know it). This fact remains; he’s less dangerous playing golf or watching television than trying to be president on days he feels like working because he obviously can’t perform the essential duties of the job.