Tweet for the Tillerman

Rex Tillerson’s ouster was communicated by a tweet. Bad blood was evident in the Secretary’s awkward breathless speech. An ungracious President’s latest to leave the White House’s inner circle. Trump better watch his step and hire a food taster quick. He’s piling up enemies by the minute. If he crosses Vlad next, who knows what’ll happen. It’ll get even Stormy-er in the Oval Office. Pompeo & Bolton? Whoa. That’ll be a hawk show. Duck and cover.

Apologies to the former Cat Stevens.

Changing Screens

Ubiquitous host on multiple television screens, Ryan Seacrest is teetering on the brink. American Idol, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, The Red Carpet, Live With Kelly! employees must be shaking in their boots. Lots of paychecks at stake if he gets yanked.

Screening gun sales. A hot topic at today’s meeting with Trump and lawmakers. Support for a bill that expands background checks to include gun shows aiming to help thwart the wrong hands on firearms. Unfortunately. They also seem to believe that the answer to Americans having too many guns is more guns! Wild Wild West mentality perseverates.

Look for Hope Hicks as the newest Fox Bot on your cable news screens.

Memo to Congress

As bridges crumble and roads crack, Congress is obsessed with a war of memos. Dueling over editing, redacting. Trading accusations and barbs while whining and complaining. A trumped up excuse for each side to feed its base. The end game obstruction of justice or derailing the whole Russia thing. As bridges crumble and roads crack. And generals are hatching plans to bomb Syria or mount a North Korea attack. Memo to Congress. Get real and govern.

I know. That’s fantasy political football. Go Eagles!

Sober Reflections

Thankfully didn’t sip each time Trump uttered the litany of targeted SOTU words. Would have been ugly. Melania wore white. As a nod to suffragettes? Serious stretch. Dems responses too disparate to follow. Bernie’s online feed failed. Joe Kennedy’s spittle a distraction. Maxine Waters on BET? Did anybody see that? Cohesive messaging please.

Finished a relevant novel. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie. Man Booker longlisted story which reflects past observations about the Lost Boys who join gangs to feel valued and find direction. From Northampton, Massachusetts to Raqqa. An important read.

SOTU Sipping

Tonight’s State of the Union drinking game. It’ll be tempting to start early just to get through it. But. At 9:00, take a swig of your favorite libation every time you hear: Strong. Security. Safety. Border. Jobs. Judges. Economy. Infrastructure. Bi-partisan. Best ever!

Every time there’s a camera on a Dem sitting on their hands or nodding off. Are they all dressed in black? What color’s Melania wearing? Who is with her? Resting bitch face or fake smile? Okay. Take a chug for every shot of her scowl.

Misfired Ire

Hair on fire! Trump is a racist misogynistic tyrant! Finally we see him for who he really is!! What? This is the same guy whose immigration policy was to ban all colorful people from entering the country, hung out at the Playboy Mansion, owned beauty pageants, led the birther movement. BEFORE he was elected President. What is with this surprised outrage? Have you met him?

None of the ire directed at Trump will win the next election. Broken record alert! Jamie Dimon said it yesterday. Dems don’t have a centrist candidate who can win the general election in 2020. That’s where the biased media should be focusing its rants.