Some of you may find this purported retiree agreement between Trump and Ted Olsen humorous.
One Trump confidant likened the president to a whistling teapot, saying that when he does not blow off steam, he can turn into a pressure cooker and explode. “I think we are in pressure cooker territory,” said this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly.
It is not clear if the tweets constitute “letting off steam” or if they can be the ultimate explosion. Nor is is clear what the risk is in “pressure cooker territory,”
But, I am wondering if the software used to predict earthquakes could be tuned to predict when we will get an “explo[sion].
However, according to Wikipedia:
While part of the scientific community hold that, taking into account non-seismic precursors and given enough resources to study them extensively, prediction might be possible, most scientists are pessimistic and some maintain that earthquake prediction is inherently impossible.
Of course, just because it might not work with terran earthquakes, does not mean it will not work with Trumpian ones. Not withstanding high IQ there are probably less varaibles.
Yesterday, we talked about the Secret Service’s lesser urgency for a close-in outpost in Trump Tower.
If history is any guide, that need will decline quickly. Rather there will soon be need for a huge Bureau of Prisons outstation at Trump Tower. While the space vacated by the Secret Service will presumably be available, I doubt it will be large enough.
So, what is the difference between Brownian Motion and Tumpian Motion?
Actually, it is simple.
Brownian Motion is completely random, but follows scientific laws.
Trumpian Motion, on the other band, is completely random, but follows no laws or rules at all.
Its been a long time since I (Melania) have been able to smuggle any of my diary out. But Donny is now so preoccupied, that I can do so.
He even asked me what to do as President, and this is what I told him:
Fire the FBI director at a time that looks maximally suspicious.
After the whole Republic party and your staff has been pushing an explanation of the firing, go on NBC to deny that story.
In that interview be clear, if not explicit, that you were doing this because of the Russia investigation.
Hint that you were threatening the FBI director
Make sure that you and the FBI director are getting out different descriptions of the conversation, so as to make any record really important.
Have a meeting with Nixon protege Kissinger.
Meet with senior Russian officials.
Allow Russians to cover the meeting but not the US pool or press.
Hint that you have taping in the Oval office.
Make your spokesman refuse to confirm or deny that taping.
Threaten to abolish the press briefings.
Pretty good for one week. Huh?
Well, what am I up to? You have to choose.
- I want him back in New York soon.
- I want him in jail so I get a great divorce outcome.
- I am trying to be helpful.
- He wants out and I promised to do the research and make suggestions.
p.s. I really enjoyed All the President’s Men. My next project is to read The Final Days. I also have Woman on the Edge of Time and Hamlet on my list.
Any additional research suggestions?
Its hard not to see the Trump presidency as a full time Monty Python marketing campaign.
I feel particularly bad for the US Navy here, they have to do what they are told.
But I can not avoid combining the Washington Post headline below and the scene from the Holy Grail, that clearly references our national leadership, “Brave Sir Donald” — particularly the last 30 seconds or so.
They have not get there yet, but now that the Republicans are finding just how really, really hard it is to repeal Obamacare, its only a matter of time before they start explaining that the worst thing about Obamacare is that has been written to make it hard to repeal.
Some of the reasons:
It was built so that people would like it — how unfair can you get!
It was built to save money — outrageous.
It reduces stress on state budgets — inconsistent with Federal policy.
It gives people choice — worse and worse.
It advances public health — not a government function.
It cleverly removes the donut hole — what a disaster!
You have to agree that a program designed to give people what they want is clearly unfair to the political process, threatens the Republic and serves all those “takers.
You also have to agree that if we are not careful, the same people will come up with a tax cut that helps those who are not rich, will help people get childcare, control campaign contributions, and expand access to education.
What a nightmare.