Hey Guys, Let’s Put On A Show

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

Imagine your father imparting the wisdom of Roy Cohn, “Fat” Tony Salerno, Fred Trump, and Dmitry Rybolovlev to you as you grow to adulthood.

It’s probably why Donald Trump Jr, one of several grifters in the White House,  went on a tweeting jag during Comey’s testimony.

Curious, not a tweet during Session’s off-gassing.

Folie à Deux

Jared scams real estate as well as policy professionals.

Ivanka cheats her workers.

Their story is straight out of the annals of the mob.

Jared’s father did hard time. Ivanka’s father cheated people consistently.

Jared and Ivanka, Ivanka and Jared. It’s a twice told tale. Their old men were crooked scam artists. The kids put on a public face, put on the appearance of going legit. But as Lennon wrote: there’s one thing you can’t hide/it’s when you’re [crooked] inside.

you can shine you’re shoes
and wear a suit
you can comb your hair
and look quite cute
you can hide your face
behind a smile
one thing you can’t hide
is when you’re crippled inside

 

Comey/tose

Insane Clown tweets. His lawyer passes out cigars in T-hotel. McCain evokes Orwell as everything turns into an absolutely Kafkaesque/burlesque.

Insane Clown says Comey testimony “vindicated” him completely. So, how does a “liar,” “leaker,” and “nut job” become a vindicator?

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Who Would’ve Thunk?

You couldn’t invent this stuff.

This was inconceivable last week.

To be fully human is…to know that it’s possible to face the unimaginable and somehow put one foot in front of the other.

To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.

When you can’t imagine how things are going to change, that doesn’t mean that nothing will change. It means that things will change in ways that are unimaginable.

I think almost everything important that’s ever happened was unimaginable shortly before it happened.

One effect of sustained conflict is to narrow our vision of what is possible. Time and time again, conflicts are resolved through shifts that were unimaginable at the start.

…Man is a marvelous curiosity. When he is at his very very best he is a sort of low grade nickel-plated angel; at his worst he is unspeakable, unimaginable; and first and last and all the time he is a sarcasm. Yet he blandly and in all sincerity calls himself the ‘noblest work of God.’

From Jefferson to Jackson to Lincoln to FDR to Reagan, every great president inspires enormous affection and enormous hostility. We’ll all be much saner, I think, if we remember that history is full of surprises and things that seemed absolutely certain one day are often unimaginable the next.

I think the election of Donald Trump, if you want to call it an election, was unimaginable to most people, which is part of how it happened.

He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable.

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