The main reasons Trump will meet with Kim

It is my belief that there are two primary reasons why Trump has agreed to meet with Kim Jong Un.  I believe the timing worked out well for Trump, allowing him to use the announcement as a distraction from the latest round of chaos and malfeasance associated with both his own behavior and the troubles associated with those surrounding him.

Secondly, I think he finds the idea of meeting with Kim Jong Un rather attractive.  Kim is one of the handful of world leaders that Trump truly admires and respects.  Trump has always praised Putin, and recently expressed his approval for China’s removing term limits from President Xi.  But Kim Jong Un is the autocrat’s autocrat.  I have no doubt that Trump is jealous of Kim being to dispose of opponents by having them executed on a whim (by anti-aircraft gun, no less).  Don’t you think he would have fired that gun at Jeff Sessions and Robert Mueller by now if he could?  You know he would.

Anyway, the point is that Trump wants to hang with people who already have what he aspires to.  Trump has to contend with the rule of law, he envies people like Kim who can say “My word is law.”

Trump, the would-be dictator, likes the sound of “president for life.”

Donald J. Trump, lover of all things autocratic, congratulated President Xi Jinping of China on the recent removal of term limits for his office, effectively making Xi president for life.  At a gathering of Republican donors at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump was recorded saying, “He’s now president for life. President for life. No, he’s great, and look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll have to give that a shot some day.”

Yes indeed, Trump, admirer of Putin, Erdoğan, Xi, and Duterte, wants to be President for Life too.  How wonderful!  Treasonous trump has always ignored the Constitution when it suited him and cares nothing for the rule of law.  Now he wants to tear up the constitution completely.

The 2018 elections must result in the election of Senators and Representatives that will actually do their constitutionally mandated job.  We need a Congress that will stand up to Trump and put an end to the subversion of our government.

Jared gets an appropriate job

So Jared Kushner’s security clearance has been significantly curtailed, meaning that he is no longer able to see the documents necessary to fulfill the ultra-broad portfolio of responsibilities his father-in-law gave him.  So now Jared finally has a job for which he is actually suited.  He has been put in charge of organizing and filing Eric Trump’s coloring books and connect-the-dots books.  Apparently, he has even been granted authority to correct some of Eric’s connect-the-dot mistakes, as long as he only uses a soft pencil.

New Music

More new Music!  Yay!

Today I am mentioning the new album pre-release by Portland, Oregon’s Devoured By Flowers.  (Kudos to the band for coming up with a name that sounds like something that could actually happen to me.)  Their new album, Moonscape Hotel, releases on March 16, 2018.  But they have 4 tracks available now on Bandcamp.  Pre-order the album now, have access to the 4 tracks, get the rest when it releases in March.  There is also a CD coming.

Devoured by Flowers - Moonscape Hotel

In March, Devoured By Flowers will be appearing live for 3 dates with Mercury’s Antennae.  I sure wish I could catch one or more of those shows, both bands will be playing new music.