"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday 7 October 2017


I watched Larry David and Seth Meyers in a skit together. It had nothing to do with politics. It was clever and hilariously funny and I should go to bed on that note.  

But my thoughts still linger on an earlier,unbelievably unintelligent exchange between Zareek Faridah  and CNN host Don Lemon .

My  television wasn't turned on until almost ten pm. It's been happening more often than not lately. I turn it on and off again a couple of times during the day but the same talk is in perpetual motion. . 

Yesterday it was PumpkinHead's meaning what when he said  "calm before the storm". 

A couple of participants thought he desperately needs attention. He can't live without it. So they oblige.

Secretary of State Tillerson gave a press conference that got a quick whirl of attention. 

Did he or did he not call MelonHead an "f....ng moron" ? He didn't  say. 

General  consensus...indeed he did. 

Faridah thinks Tillerson is Dead Man Walking. He and Lemon deliberated why he endures being
belittled  by the President . He has wealth and status and they wondered why else would he want 
the job. 

Motives  of Chief of Staff John Kelly and James Mattis ,Secretary of Defence were also discussed. 

Both specialists professed to be totally mystified about why any of the three would wish to serve .
No matter how they turned the rubic cube,they could not solve the problem. 

I too am mystified. I don't know why either of them  is  paid to do what they do. 

Do they never listen to  themselves? They sit with umpteen panels, on high stools ,on a dais, in a 
Chamber of Mirrors  for hours on end with never an original thought. 

A marathon discussion about the flag,the anthem and respect for the military is still fresh and they 
can't think of a single reason other than status and money, for Kelly,Mattis or Tillerson to stay.

It's agreed, status or money can't  be the reason. 

What then?

John Kelly and James Mattis are retired generals of the U.S. Marine Corp. 

Rex Tillerson is never going to be more prominent in his own field. The lollipop  boys ponder the value of business experience in a political context. 

No longer do they echo with a sly twinkle..."Let Trump be Trump"

It occurs to neither that Kelly,Mattis and Tillerson must realize better than any, the level of liability PumpkinHead is in the President's  office. 

Preventing the unthinkable. Playing for time.... Could conceivably be urgent.

Special Counsel, Robert Meuller's team must be working  against the clock to get to the end 
of their task .

If I were familiar with the language of chess,I'd say Kelly,Mattis and Tillerson are the only figures left on that side of the chess board. 

If one gets taken, all three will go. 


Anonymous said...

Why would they serve? Maybe they're all f***ng morons themselves! Why would anyonge serve under are own leaders. We have some pretty lame conniving politicians ourselves. In all levels of government. I haven't the faintest idea who to vote for in next year elections.

Anonymous said...

These three men are great patriots, of the world, not just the U.S.

They serve because they alone can keep carrot-top's hands off the nuclear football.

There is an article today that describes them tackling the manic moron as he lunges for the buttons.

I don't find any humour leaking out of the mouths of professional comedians, nor do I find any wisdom emanating from the polished pundits.

The kindest thing that could happen for the world is for the deranged one to have a fatal heart attack or stroke.