No sooner had Memorial Day ended in the United States than a notional comedienne who appears on CNN starred in a gory video featuring a severed head.
When Barron Trump saw this realistic effigy of his father, naturally, he freaked out. His mother spent some time reassuring him that his dad was safe and sound.
What makes this even more cowardly is that the comedienne said she was out to target young Barron, aged 11. What sort of adult does that? Pick on someone your own size, woman. No one ever targets children of a sitting president. Then she had the nerve to turn everything around and accuse the Trumps of bullying her! Good grief!
The Daily Mail has the full story of the video, the lukewarm apology and CNN’s reluctant cancellation of said comedienne’s appearance on the network’s New Year’s Eve show. That’s so far away, she could well appear in it, as, by then, few would remember what she did months earlier.
This woman should get a visit from the Secret Service. She should be arrested and held for questioning. Laws used to be enforced. No longer.
Although the Secret Service tweeted that they were on the case, they later issued a statement:
[i]t is always unfortunate when people make statements that could be perceived as threats. We don’t have the luxury of knowing a person’s intent. Each alleged or perceived threat has to be investigated thoroughly which taxes Secret Service manpower and resources that could be utilized elsewhere.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions should ensure they do their job. That video was neither funny nor clever.
Then there was the kerfuffle over #covfefe. It looked as if Trump was tweeting about press coverage and misspelled the word. He had fun with this and said that certain people would understand what covfefe meant. Sean Spicer said the same thing at a press conference. It’s probably just a bit of fun, but, since then, armchair sleuths have been trying to figure out if it’s an acronym and, if so, for what.
Over the past fortnight, my better half and I have been blessed with visits from friends across the pond. Most are Democrats. Some are Hillary supporters. Two reluctantly admitted they voted for Trump.
Every one of them relies on conventional media for their information. I asked what they thought would happen with the Trump presidency. Out of ten people, seven thought he would be impeached. One of those seven thought he would be impeached but would be allowed to serve his term.
Of the three people who did not see impeachment as a possibility, one thought he would die of a heart attack. The other two thought he would resign within the next year.
This is the post-inaugural version of ‘Trump can’t win’ — demonstrating what happens when one relies too much on conventional media for news narratives.
On Thursday, June 1, 2017 President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord, or treaty. It is not a treaty in the US because it has not been ratified by Congress. Obama signed it, that’s all. It came too late for him to start putting it through Congress.
Manlet Macron had harsh words for Trump. You can imagine that Trump must have been shaking in fear. The Berliner Kurier had a front page headline that actually said ‘F*ck you!’ spelled out in full. Once again, Trump must have been scared witless. (Sarcasm alert.)
The Conservative Treehouse pointed out that the AP carried a story that said:
Macron, Merkel and Gentiloni say they remain committed to the deal and will “step up efforts” to support the poorest and most threatened nations.
The Conservative Treehouse provided this analysis:
Oh, so the Paris Treaty was about economic wealth distribution and not ‘climate change’. Hey, thanks for the admission. However, the real issue for The Three Amoebas is the scope of the U.S. exit and how that impacts their own individual and collective economies.
Remember, the Paris Treaty has mandatory payments into a rather suspicious fund presumably controlled by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As with all global collective payments the U.S. was going to be the biggest depositor; now that void will either shrink the multinational financial interests, or they will need to pay more themselves.
The EU in general, and France, Germany and Italy specifically, are also going to have to find a way to cover the €15 billion Brexit shortfall for their collective social multicultural economies.
One of the Treehouse commenters posted a historical reminder from the Iron Lady:
Margaret Thatcher: “Global Warming provides a marvelous excuse for Global Socialism.”
My job as President is to do everything within my power to give America a level playing field.
The same nations asking us to stay in the agreement are the countries that have collectively cost America trillions.
Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, tweeted:
Today’s decision is a setback for the environment and for the U.S.’s leadership position in the world.
Another post from The Conservative Treehouse (CTH) explained Blankfein’s chagrin:
This drives a stake through the heart of multinational banks and multinational corporations who exfiltrate U.S. wealth as an outcome of their business models. There are trillions of dollars in these international Wall Street and K-Street schemes.
The CTH author tweets as The Last Refuge and followed up with this, which included part of a news article supporting his claim:
Why are the billionaire financial class so connected to the global Paris Treaty? Understand BIG PICTURE. It’s about economics not climate.
Trump pulls out of Paris Accord, stocks rise. Why isn’t the end of civilization priced into the market?
A coal miner told a Fox News interviewer that he was gratified by the announcement. Get a look at the interviewer’s expression when she was told:
Bo Copley: For [
@POTUS] to say we’re going to back out…speaks volumes to the lengths he’s willing to go to stand up for people like me.
On the whole climate change canard, the wise and down-to-earth Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, tweeted:
The link points to the USDA announcement. Perdue — no relation to the Perdues of chicken fame — was a farmer himself on his family’s farm. His statement reads in part:
The Earth’s climate has been changing since the planet was formed – on this there is no disagreement. At USDA, we rely on sound science and we remain firmly committed to digging ever deeper into research to develop better methods of agricultural production in that changing climate. Floods, droughts, and natural disasters are a fact of life for farmers, ranchers, and foresters. They have persevered in the past, and they will adapt in the future – with the assistance of the scientists and experts at USDA. To be effective, our research and programs need to be focused on finding solutions and providing state-of-the-art technologies to improve management decisions on farm and on forest lands.
Trump and his administration make too much sense for most people. More’s the pity. We can but hope the scales start to fall from their eyes over the next few years.
I will return in the second half of June with my next Trumpdate. Until then, enjoy the splendid weather!