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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
What I'm less happy about is that he does all his golfing, entertaining and dining at Trump courses and resorts, obviously there is a conflict of interest issues where the tax payers are footing the bill for Big Don to wine and dine at his own restaurants and hotels but my bigger issue is that this loser can't even admit it. If you want to watch golf with your rich white guy buddies, go nuts. You want to hit the links with those same rich old white dudes, enjoy. Just admit you are doing exactly what you knocked Obama on and for God sake, take off that hat when you are inside
Monday, March 27, 2017
The payoff was probably only a few million to help lift sanctions after Crimea, a few bank kickbacks and a couple of wink-wink agreements. But they'll never get him on anything because Trump is smart enough to never leave a direct paper trail (doesn't use email, dictates everything else) but this is where it all starts
Either that or Trump is actually the baby Jesus reincarnated.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Luckily for me, I've already flown either into or out of these three airports 10 times this year and will likely fly in or out of them another 30 times before the year is over. I should get a free bag of peanuts or something.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
The more I think about it, the more I think the GOP wants it to fail, because if it passes it's their problem and for the first time in a decade they won't be able to run against Obamacare in the next election cycle.
That is also the reason I think they called it The American Health Care Act, they probably figure that most idiot Americans won't realize it is any different than the Affordable Care Act, and they can run against that terrible governmental overreach in two years.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Sunday, March 19, 2017
I work up this Saturday morning at 4am Tokyo time, which is 3PM New York time on Friday. I can never sleep well the day before a flight, an affliction which really sucks if you fly 50 legs per year.
I went to the gym, packed my bags, had breakfast and by 9am I was off to the airport. It is now past midnight in New York, 28 hours since I left my hotel after a long connection in Shanghai (don't ask) and in still waiting for my bags to come through. I never check a bag, mainly because I'd prefer to schlep it through an airport than deal with the endless waiting at the end of a long flight. But when I was gifted a couple of bottles of Saki, I didn't have much of a choice and did the one thing I promised myself I'd never do again, especially when there is an international connection involved. We deplaned an hour ago and I have already been standing here for 50 minutes painfully watching the same twenty suitcases go around this conveyer belt but mine is nowhere to be found. All for a bottle of saki that I didn't want and will sit in my cabinet for years, until one day I take it out and bring it to somebody's house as a housewarming gift at which point it will sit in their cabinet for years.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Sexy Rex Tillerson had to cut short an event with his Korean counterparts because of fatigue.. We feel for Rex, knowing first hand how grueling Asian trips are, between the time changes, the long flight, the rice wines, the crappy food, you get really tired. Everybody is going to call him Low Energy and weak but we won't pile on, having just spent a similar trip in three Asian cities in a week, sometimes you just need a little break from all the Lost in Translation moments.
Rex just doesn't seem like the kind of Secretary who is able to take on that much, he doesn't come across as a guy who can take on that much pressure, which is fine if you are a gas station attendant but maybe not ideal if you represent the United States on the world stage.
Then again maybe he just wasn't in the mood for another Korean barbecue, those things are delicious but when it's the fifth time you're having it in three days, you might need a break and you certainly don't want another one of your suits to smell like you rolled around on the floor of a butcher shop. It could also be that his Korean counterparts were doing some heavy drinking the night before and Rex needed a night off, we know how hard those can be.
Listen, Rex is no Hillary Clinton (or John Kerry, or Colin Powell or Madeleine Albright or Condi or whoever) I think Rex is probably more comfortable at home, playing Risk with his grandkids, and we shouldn't fault him for that. his job is really not that important to the future of the free world.
Friday, March 17, 2017
I'm wondering if they did a nationwide study and found that Japanese dudes were not adequately washing after taking a dump or if this was more precautionary but in a country where there is no physical interaction, the paranoia might be overkill. You literally don't touch anybod here, nobody hugs, nobody shakes hands and nobody high fives, the only true interaction is probably in the massage places and your hands are probably the least of your worries there. The rest of it is like a completely virtual existence.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
not since Geraldo tried to open up Al Capone's vault has a TV program been this hyped and give us such so little in the actual money-shot.
Rachel Maddow hyped her release of Trump's taxes on Twitter and then almost immediately threw cold water on by announcing it was the 2005 ones. If that wasn't bad enough even before her show, Trump scooped Maddow by confirming the numbers before her program, so CNN was announcing Maddow's scoop way before she did as she tried to tease her way from commercial break to commercial break in a way that would make Mike and Mike jealous.
Even when the taxes came out, it was really Geraldo esquie, it showed he paid $38 million on $150 million in income, not exactly the 35%+ that the top-rate requires but more than Romney and a bunch of other rich guys probably paid that year. I get that this is all just noise at this time and the fact that The White House beat her to the punch really took any of the wind out of the sail of her big reveal.. Then when it comes to the facts, they also sort of failed to impress. What is impressive, and Trump is probably most impressed by this, was the way she was able to turn this sort of lame story into a ridiculously highly rated bunch of hype..
so I guess at least she had that going..
my guess is that the one who released these are Trump himself as they actually show that a) he's rich and b) he paid a fair amount of taxes...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Then again the woman who sat next to me chewed on the gills and waged it down with the eyeball. I was just happy she didn't stick her Hong-King foot right in the soy sauce, although that might still have been more sanitary than when she blew a gigantic snot bubble into her napkin.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Nothing is less appealing than having a full duck head served on a giant lazy Susan between your bull balls and jelly fish. The problem is that in China, there is always something that makes you want to puke all over the stained linens. Peking Duck is just one of the nastiest looking things because it comes served whole and the charred crisp and looks like what you'd imagine what 70 year old Chinese Woman's wawa looks like. The thing about Peking Duck is it that items fatty and disgusting, it's that it just looks like the turkey Clark served in Christmas Vacation if that bird had been caught swimming in lime green toxic swamp water.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
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Friday, March 10, 2017
But remember, Hillary was the most corrupt candidate ever.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The official legislation in front of the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees is official dubbed "The World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017". I'm not sure if the "of 2017" is part of the name or if all bills like this have an "of 2017 ending" but either way, this just shows that Trump hasn't just infiltrated the electorate, his verbiage has infiltrated everything. Who, outside of a fourth grader, speaks this way. Everything is either the most fabulous, the greatest, the most fantastic and everything that's not supported by him is the worst most dreadful piece of dog crap that has ever been seen.
Listen, in fully aware that you can't judge a book by it's cover, but when it's this obviously trolling, you just know the little guy is getting bent over a barrel. The only good thing is that has those stubby little fingers