Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

President Spanky's nominee for the head of veterans affairs, Ronny Jackson, is in trouble?

What a surprise.

We know that #45 reaches into the swamp and pulls out the swampiest incompetents and unqualified creatures that percolate in the muck.  He's had the highest turnover in administration personnel than any other president in modern history, starting with his choice for NSA, Mike Flynn, who lasted all of  18 days.

Trump's reckless choices to head his cabinet posts are what people who paid attention during his campaign came to expect, and what Republican Steve Schmidt said about the ongoing disaster that is the Trump administration:

"From a personnel perspective, we've never quite seen the assemblage of crooks, just outright weirdos, wife beaters, drunk drivers, complete and total incompetents that's been assembled."

Ronny Jackson is just another one of Trump's endless blunders in his endlessly ineffectual governing.

From Frank Bruni:

"There's draining the swamp, there's disrupting the status quo, and then there's simply being lazy and perverse. The last characterizes Trump's approach to government.  He has somehow convinced himself that unconventional C.V.s are bold choices, when often they are just reckless gambles.  He has told himself that the shallow , evaporating pool of people keen to work for him are fearless visionaries, when sometimes they're just feckless vagabonds." 

Ronny is on his way out. Who will #45 nominate next? Sargent Bilko?

Monday, April 23, 2018


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Dear P.E. Readers,

I've been happily distracted over the past few weeks and have somewhat neglected blogging.

I'll be back soon.


I blame Great Britain. (That is meant to be cryptic, inscrutable, and enigmatic, except to those in the know.)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

More Good News for Democrats and the 2018 Elections

In the era of Donald Trump, New England’s biggest GOP donor is funding Democrats

Boston-area billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman will now start funding mostly Democrats after a history of giving large donations to Republicans. 

 “The Republicans in Congress have failed to hold the president accountable and have abandoned their historic beliefs and values,” Klarman said in a statement to The Boston Globe. 

“For the good of the country, the Democrats must take back one or both houses of Congress.” Klarman told the paper that he wanted to use the money he was saving from the Republican tax overhaul to “invest” in Democrats.