Tuesday, May 22, 2018

It’s not a blister … it’s an ULCER!

MONDAY, 5/21/2018, 9:54 A.M. An “ulcer” is the preliminary diagnosis from my podiatrist, who offered the information this morning after I sent him a photo of my left heel. They’re working out a home visit for next week and also arranging for a home health nurse to begin some wound care therapy.

In the meantime, of course, I’m absolutely miserable, grossed-out, angry and in the mood for egg foo young. (My favorite is the kind with scallops from China City, in case you want to send me a “get well” gift.)

Also, all of you should thank me profusely for not posting the photo mentioned in my lede sentence. It’s ugly, people. Very, very ugly.

TUESDAY, 5/22/2018, 2:45 A.M. Sam and I just woke up from a six-hour nap, after which I asked for my laptop and Sam went straight to bed. I figure I’ll work on my Howdygram post until I get sleepy again or the battery dies … whichever comes first. (I’m betting on the battery.)

And so ... America is on the edge of a dangerous constitutional crisis. The Manhattan Orangutan in the White House has asked “his Department of Justice” to launch an investigation into the FBI, because Fox News has convinced him that President Obama infiltrated Trump’s 2016 campaign with a “spy.”

The Manhattan Orangutan. (Why is Robert Mueller taking so long?)

Trump’s escalating battle with the Justice Department and his refusal to accept the boundaries of executive power are leading America into the most treacherous constitutional crisis in history. In an Oval Office meeting on Monday, Trump asked the bureau’s director, Christopher Wray, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensein to investigate itself.

In a deft maneuver, however, Rosenstein may have defused Trump’s fury by asking the department’s inspector general to look into the President’s claim … because it appears as though Trump is using his power to subvert an investigation into his own misconduct (i.e., the Special Counsel’s Russia investigation). Duh … really?

And in light of his furious attacks on former President Barack Obama and senior intelligence chiefs, it also seems likely that we have a sitting President using the weight of his office to launch investigations into his political enemies … which is an unheard-of step.

Democrats immediately blasted the move as a symptom of a raging President who’s out of control. “That he would issue such an absurd and abusive demand based on no evidence shows just how little regard the President has for the rule of law,” said Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer. “President Trump seems to have the terribly misguided view that the Department of Justice is there to protect his political interests and prosecute his enemies.”

That’s really the bottom-line here, that Fuckface Von Clownstick (Trump) has no respect for the rule of law … and that’s because HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND IT. He also doesn’t understand the Constitution, how government works, the separation of powers or even basic civics. This is what happens when a petty tyrant runs the country!

CNN has reported that the FBI did not insert an informant into the Trump campaign. What Trump may be referring to was the use of an “asset” to gather information from campaign advisors who may have been involved with Russia’s espionage operation.

There is zero evidence that the FBI, the Justice Department or senior Obama officials invented a “spy” scheme. But it doesn’t matter, anyway, because this was an active political campaign rather than a legal defense to the Mueller investigation. Donald Trump is just too fucking stupid to know the difference.

To cheer you up after that last piece about Fuckface Von Clownstick I’m pleased to post the following official portrait from Saturday’s royal wedding. This photo made me smile, people. Here’s why: 1) everybody’s happy; 2) everybody’s color-coordinated; and 3) Prince Philip (96) was able to attend — and walk unassisted — after hip replacement surgery less than a week ago.

Know what? The battery didn’t win after all … it’s 4:30 a.m. and I’m too tired to continue typing! Thank you for reading this and please shut the light when you’re done here.

No comments: