Right now it’s 73 degrees and raining, which made my morning drag by as I listened to podcasts in bed and skipped my whole routine. When it’s dark outside, I just want to sleep longer, even though I went to bed at a very reasonable hour. I fell asleep to a show on Amazon Prime called The Americans, which is about KGB officers embedded in the suburbs of DC in the ’80s. It’s a period piece, much like Argo, and the main character is played by Keri Russell (Felicity with the good hair). Last night’s episode was about trying to steal a clock out of Caspar Weinberger’s office to turn it into a bug. It’s interesting to follow, because now the Russians are resurfacing in the cyber arena. I’m sure that the story is old and has just been released, but the Russians have broken into the DNC’s servers twice now, looking for their research about Donald Trump.
If you’ve ever read Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward, you’ll know that as soon as the nominees are announced as the official candidates after the convention, they start receiving security briefings by the FBI and the CIA, which would mean sharing high value targets with both Clinton and Trump, as well as the ops planned for them. Clinton I’m not so worried about. State and CIA work closely together, and even though Clinton’s been out for a while, I’m not sure there’s much they could tell her that she wouldn’t know already. Trump is a different story. It is enough to have me on my knees praying for a GOP brokered convention, although I’m not sure who I would trust to take over the nomination when the gamut runs from “batshit crazy” to “batshit crazy…” Or as Dorothy Parker might say, “they run the gamut from A to B.” I also think she would agree with me that this is not just terrible, this is fancy terrible… with raisins in it… another of my favorite Parker quotes that I use all the time.
If giving sitreps to Donald Trump doesn’t scare the hell out of you, I’m not sure why.
It’s tempting to move to another country if Trump is elected, but it would be just as easy as relocating Syrian refugees here. The only country that has set up a web site on how to emigrate if Trump is elected is Canada, and God bless ’em for trying to help. But I know that I have already made my choice. DC is going to be home base forever, even if we end up with Trump as president, because luckily, there are measures that can be taken to kick him out of office if he turns out to be a monster.
But the right thing to do would be not electing a monster to begin with.
I am not immune to the fact that Clinton is not perfect. I would be the last person to say that she was. However, I do think that she is highly qualified to be president, unlike a former reality show host who’s run several businesses into the ground and now has a Saudi prince, Alwaleed bin Talal Alsaud, telling the world that not only has he bailed out Trump financially, he’s done it more than once and has the paperwork to prove it… Is it not ironic that Trump has accepted money from a Muslim country and now wants to ban Muslims from entering the country? Well, except for the Muslims who give him money and possibly the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
It is, as we say in the South, a “goat-ropin’ clusterfuck.” Donald Trump is the Windows Vista of presidential candidates.
Perhaps it’s time to call 0118 999 881 999 119 725… 3.