Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, July 14, 2017

Helpful Advice to Our President; How Not to Sound Like a Complete Moron

Trump said this at a presser with President Macron:
"When the French people rose up and stormed the Bastille, it changed the course of human history. Our two nations are forever joined together by the spirit of revolution and the fight for freedom. France is America’s first and oldest ally. A lot of people don’t know that."
See, if he had left off the last sentence, it would have been nice. It would have been just the sort of diplomatic crap that one says at such an event. But to then add "a lot of people don't know that"? It makes Trump sound like an imbecile.[1] People who are critical of Trump[2] are going to conclude that he is projecting his own ignorance onto everyone else.

Also, while we're on "things Trump shouldn't say", does he not realize that complementing the First Lady of France on her body makes him sound like the sort of sexist tool that he has often been accused of being? From the accounts, Mrs. Macron was suitably creeped out.

On AF1, Trump joked about "getting into a fistfight" with Putin. Man, I'd go to pay-per-view to see that one, but it'd be over in ten seconds. Trump's a fat old guy who hates exercise. Putin's in decent shape and he's a judo expert.

Also, in the same discussion on the flight, Trump said: “When they throw large sacks of drugs over, and if you have people on the other side of the wall, you don’t see them — they hit you on the head with 60 pounds of stuff? It’s over,” he said. “As crazy as that sounds, you need transparency through that wall.”

He's right about that: It is completely crazy. It was also interesting that Trump's remarks on the flight were supposed to be off the record, but then he started asking why he wasn't seeing them in print (or on line). And sometime during the discussion, he appeared to blame Hillary Clinton for a trade agreement negotiated by George W. Bush.

It's just fucking bizarre.

Meanwhile, back at Treason Trump Tower, it now seems that there was a former Russian spy who was in on the Don, Jr. meeting, the one where he hoped to get damaging information on Hillary from the Russian government. If there is any such thing as a former Russian spy. One might suspect that being a Russian spy is like being a member of the Irish Republican Army.[3]

Or the CIA.
[1] Did he think that "Lafayette, we are here" was about picking up an order of cassoulet?
[2] Waving hands, here.
[3] "Once in, never out."


bearsense said...

"A lot of people don't know that." That's trumpese for : " I didn't know that."

Tod Germanica said...

Not only "I am an ignoramus and proud of it...", but also, "it's OK you poorly educated fools don't know any factual thing, your president doesn't either! Feel better?"