Category: World Politics

Trump-Kim Summit II: Farce Becomes Tragedy

What a great idea! Donald Trump and his team of trained monkeys are insisting that the newly-announced setting for their second “We’d Legitimize Venezuela Too If They Had Nukes” extravaganza, namely Vietnam, makes an important symbolic statement about reconciliation and overcoming conflict.  Yes it does. It makes the statement that the U.S., once dead-set on resisting and curtailing communism, is now prepared to...

Trump’s Best Tweet Ever

Here is President Donald Trump — the pseudo-alpha male, the media-obsessed mean girl, the historical ignoramus, and the shameless pitchman — perfectly encapsulated in his own words, and in his own preferred setting, namely social media: I have been FAR tougher on Russia than Obama, Bush or Clinton. Maybe tougher than any other President. At the same time, & as I have often...

Christmas Turkey; The Teacher

Merry Christmas to Everyone Here in Limbo! It’s my honor and pleasure to have you here in my home away from home — which is to say my home in a world that no longer has a place for the likes of me. Two items for this Christmas, one new and typically dreadful, one very old and eternally joyful. The contrast will, I...

Understanding the North Korean Dynamic

North Korea has just issued a “surprisingly blunt” warning to the world that they will not denuclearize until the U.S. has fully removed its “nuclear threat.” Here’s the key concept from the North’s statement: “The United States must now recognize the accurate meaning of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and especially, must study geography,” the statement said. “When we talk about the...

Chinese Puppy Owner Tugs Leash, Little “Tariff Man” Yips

Just yesterday, an idiot of world-historical proportions boasted about his “strong and personal relationship” with a bloodless tyrant, and how they were in the midst of working out a mutually advantageous trade deal. Today, however, the idiot is out there tweeting warnings about how he might have to impose new tariffs if the tyrant doesn’t play fair. Donald Trump, labelling himself “a Tariff...

Ugh!

President Trump met with all-powerful communist-tyrant-for-life whose portrait is replacing Jesus at churches and whose heartless regime has developed algorithms to monitor Chinese citizens’ internet behavior and punish people judged immoral (read “harmful to the Communist Party”) with summary disappearance or destitution by financial strangulation Xi Jinping in Argentina yesterday, to discuss trade and apparently other things. Here are the highlights of Trump’s...

Midweek Roundup, aka The Body Count

The Chinese government is now, if you will, more Chinese than ever, which means roughly a fifth of the world’s population (think about that fraction), and more than a quarter of the world’s digitized, high-tech population (think about that one too), now lives under a tyranny more ingeniously soul-suffocating than anything in Orwell’s wildest dreams. I have been mentioning for some time that...

Peace (At Any Price) on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea has ceremonially detonated a bunch of lookout points near the Demilitarized Zone, in a show of good faith toward the peace process on the Korean peninsula. As one might expect, this has U.S. Republicans, i.e., Trump supporters, resuming their chants of “Nobel Prize! Nobel Prize!” Not to rain on anyone’s parade…well, yes, to rain on everyone’s parade, here’s an alternative view...

Trump Goes Lower, If That’s Possible; and A Word from Rand Paul

A day after announcing that his administration would not take any action to “punish” Saudi Arabia for the revolting murder of a private (non-American) citizen — overall, probably the right decision for U.S. Constitutional reasons — Donald Trump, as usual, has shown himself to be the dumbest and most immoral man ever to pleasure himself as American president. Today, from the smelliest pits...

Should the U.S. “Punish” Saudi Arabia?

In the wake of the CIA’s assessment that Muslim Brotherhood-friendly “journalist” Jamal Khashoggi was indeed murdered on the orders of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, many were anticipating the reaction of Donald Trump (i.e., his handlers), who had promised “severe” punishment for the Saudis should the Turkish government’s allegations turn out to be true. Trump’s latest official response, however, is to prioritize...