Contingency Plans

Is this over-the-top? Paranoid? Sadly, no.

Pix from Digby’s blog which also points me to Host a Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event. Myself I have to think the odds are that Trump is not so crazed as to try to fire Mueller, but what’s the confidence interval for that prediciton? Not high enough, that’s for sure.

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Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option.

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Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?

An Australian reporter explains what we learned about Donald Trump from the G20 meeting. Unfortunately I cannot embed the video for copyright reasons, but click through and page down a bit. The stuff about North Korea is especially apt. Was there anything like it in US media, or are all their sources domestic?

The video fully lives up to Crooks & Liars’s title, BRUTAL: Australian Journalist Sums Up Trump’s G20 Visit In 2 Minutes, which is where I came upon it – except it takes two minutes and eleven seconds.

UPDATE: NYT sez the video has gone ‘viral’ (hate that term, oh well).

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30M Day

Sometime today I will have been alive 30,000,000 minutes.

Some of them counted more than others.

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This is Slightly Weird

Inside the mysterious lot of land Donald Trump owns in Florida’s swamplands.

The Guardian says:

The quarter-acre parcel brings in no income, has no natural resources and has environmental restrictions. So why does the president still maintain it? ….

It’s a quarter-acre lot of overgrown woodland in one of Florida’s poorest counties that the US president has owned and paid property taxes on since 2005 …

The plot brings in no income, has no roads, pavement or immediate prospect for development, and provides an environment that is friendly only to the swarms of mosquitoes that thrive in the humidity of the scorching Florida summer. …

The circumstances of Trump’s acquisition of the land, meanwhile, are equally as bewildering as his reasons for maintaining it for more than a decade. It was effectively gifted to him for $1 in July 2005 by a woman named Nazeema Carrico, who was listed in Palm Beach County records as the owner of a photographic studio specialising in adult lingerie shoots.

Carrico owned the land for only a few weeks, having bought it in June 2005 for $3,300 from a man in Ohio, who died earlier this year.

So is this the m/billionaire equivalent of a loose penny in the sofa, or is it where they bury the bodies?

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It Has to be Asked

I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. buildingFlynn’s role would be as a go-between, or enabler.

But here’s the thing: for weeks, months even, all of Trump’s actions have been consistent with what one might expect if Trump had in fact colluded with the Russians himself in some way that implicates his legitimacy in office and was now (somewhat incompetently) trying to keep the lid on the scandal.

It has to be asked: It’s not just that Trump Is Obsessed With the Russia Investigation, but isn’t Trump acting awfully guilty?

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