For Your Eyes Only

Today’s Washington Post story reads like an Ian Fleming spy novel. Replete with secret dossiers, clandestine situation room confabs, CIA envelopes for Obama’s eyes only. It’s a fascinating tale which if true makes the former President seem feckless in the face of an international incident perpetrated by Putin himself. Barack actually admitted telling Vlad to “Just stop that!” Wow. Sure that caused quakes in Blofeld’s mountaintop lair.

The bottom line remains. Actions and more importantly inactions were the result of underestimating Trump’s chances to win the election. And. Way overestimating Hillary’s certain landslide victory. A cascade of decisions fell from those miscalculations by the Obama White House, Clinton’s campaign, and a complicit press.

Real News

While CNN obsesses about Russia and MSNBC cheerleads anti-Trump marches. What happened in the real news? The first woman was elected to Congress from Georgia. Phippy ditched his longtime caddie Bones. Dick Cheney is fighting to salvage his legacy by promoting defense spending. Mitch McConnell drafted a healthcare overhaul bill. Trump is headed to Iowa for a campaign rally as Mike Bloomberg predicts his re-election. And. Adam Schiff, co-chair of House Intelligence Committee blocked so-called campaign colluders from testifying. Oh. Blech. Joe wrote Mika a love song which he sang to her at Prohibition on the UWS.

Happy Summer.

Comey v. Covfefe

Serving ImPeachMint Cocktails at the Dakota Bar.  Carl Bernstein is donning his Watergate Cap on CNN. Gloria Borger and Jeffrey Toobin in cheerleader outfits shaking pom poms. Wolf breathlessly skipping around yelling “bombshell” “bombshell” “breaking news”!!!!

Is it obstruction week or infrastructure week? Trump has his hand on the tweeter. Ten minutes until showtime. Ready for Hype Gate. Let’s go.

Showboat or Goat?

Bloody Mary mix. Check. Mimosa makings. Check. Cocktail hour starts tomorrow at 10 am. Bars stocked with snacks for The Comey Show. Every channel. Cable and MSM. Radio. Live stream. Former FBI Director center stage. Again. Same guy who spewed judgy speechiness at Hillary. Now. He’ll say he couldn’t say no to one-on-one meetings with El Trumpo. Why not? Obstruction set-up. We’ll soon know.

Media Myopia

Mainstream media learned nothing from the last election. Still missing the mood of the country outside the beltway. Completely in denial that their polls and data were grossly inaccurate. Pushing Hillary’s dominance swayed the results more than Russian interference. Yet. That’s all they are focused on. Like dogs with a bone. Constant coverage of Trump campaign’s potential collusion with Putin. Once again they are living in the Northeast elitist bubble. Thinking that the rest of the country is similarly outraged. They are not.

Economy. Jobs. Infrastructure. Healthcare. Terrorism. They still care about things like that.

Twin Freaks

Twin Peaks returnsAs Laura Palmer predicted- 25 years later. Reviews of this Showtime reboot focus on plot. Not. This is David Lynch. It’s an experiential acid trip. Don’t look for coherent characters or storylines here. Some of the original cast is marginally recognizable decades hence. Madchen Amick still beautiful. Kyle looks like Agent Cooper, if a darker evil twin. Grace Zabriskie and Ray Wise remain familiar and dysfunctional. Hope we get more Fargo diner scenes with cherry pie and fewer arms on trees in the ‘dark lodge’ if you know what I mean.

For my money. The weekend winner was HBO‘s The Wizard of Lies. DeNiro as Bernie Madoff is perfection. Chilling and plausibly written.

Donald Badenov

Cartoony. Even Rocky & Bullwinkle’s stumbling Russian spy Boris Badenov cannot rival Donald the Dufus’ latest bumble. Hey Lavrov! Back slap Kislyak. Come into my Oval office. Bring your cameras and listening devices. Dah. Dah. You von’t show photos, okay? Let me tell you Ruskie guys. Ve get such huge intelligence on Isis. Thees is vhere ve get it. Better than you. Vant to see my electoral map? Crowds at inauguration? Thanks for coming boys. Daz Vee Dahnya.

Now CNN vill never shut up.