UnPrecedential Summit

After leaving at least G-5 of the G-7 shaking their heads back in Québec. Now the UnPrecedential President is in Singapore to meet Little Rocket Man for an unprecedented summit. Why not? Dennis Rodman in the house. Why not? Will Donny T make Kimmy Jong the new celebrity dictator? Why not? It’s a new day. In a new way. Pundits and analysts are spraying flame retardant all over each other so their hair doesn’t catch fire.

Back to the very presidential Obama. If true, he’s been having private summits of his own with so-called 2020 candidates. Joe Biden. Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren. Deval Patrick. Cory Booker. Whew. Old and shallow bench. Dust off those MAGA hats.

Dennis Rodman is already wearing his. We’ll see.

T-Rump Policy

Whether it’s Kim Thong or Kim Jong, there’s a different diplomacy paradigm under T-Rump. Including all of their uncommonly large booties. Kim Kardashian has brought pardons into play. Maybe even for Martha and Blago, too. Kim Jong Un is now part of the global fray. It sure is a new day. Roseanne’s not to be left out. She didn’t want a second season anyway. Gotta say. They all bring in high ratings.

Korea Konnection

Leaders of North and South Korea came together for the first time since the 1950’s. And yet. Only BBC is covering it. American cable news is much more interested in the prurient narrative of the day. Stormy. Comey. Okay. CNN has broken-in from its pedantic pundit panel to throw it to Christiane Amanpour.

Photos of Mike Pompeo at his Easter weekend meeting with Kim Jong Un have barely been broadcast. Kanye dominates the discourse. Priorities anyone?

Despicable He

Comey? Criticized by both sides of the aisle. Salacious self-serving book. Okay. He was canned ignominiously by the Kakistocratic Capo. Of course. He. The always despicable petulant adolescent President. Now in a sandbox fight with taunts and tweets right out of the elementary school playground. Assad? Genocidal autocrat. Putin? Comrade.

Makes you want to take the weekend off. Will do.

Rocket Man Summit?

Unprecedented deal according to South Korean security advisor. Diplomacy over missiles. At least that’s tonight’s announcement. Little Rocket Man to meet Big Rocket Man by May. Is Dennis Rodman lurking in the background? I’ll buy tickets to that show.

But. Hey. Tear down that wall! Credit to sanctions bloviating and bluster. Press corps taken by surprise. Stormy and Russia obsessions off the cable news panels for a few minutes. Priorities.

On to Top Chef finale.

Asymmetrical

Will North & South Korea benefit from cultural connections at the Olympics? If so, it may be the best outcome of a lackluster Games. Meanwhile back at Homeland, ripped from the headlines. Will Alex Jones mount a standoff? Guns. Militias. Tipping toward civil unrest.

Franco out. Tiger in.

Read Lisa Halliday’s debut novel, Asymmetry. The first section a novella memoir of her romantic liaison with a forty-years older Philip Roth-esque author mentor. That section was good. The second and third sections failed as did the structure. Not so much.

Book Treks reviews.

Throwback Thursday

The Gates. 2005.

Daily gaits. 2017.

No snow in sight. So far.

 

 

 

Tiger Woods is back on the links. Under par.

Dennis Rodman of Celebrity Apprentice fame. Mutual friend of our Portly President and North Korea’s Dumpy Despot. Could he broker a summit to thwart nuclear war? Just to be safe. Revert to 1950’s duck and cover under your desks. Or huddle in the nearest bomb shelter.