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Trump to Get Crazier and Crazier

Trump to Get Crazier and Crazier

By Dennis Loo (3/7/17)

As I wrote recently,

Objective reality has this funny thing about it: it doesn’t go away. Global warming, for example, does not stop because you deny it. The same is true of evolution: it still goes on (e.g., the flu) whether you are recognize it or not. Competence is based on taking objective reality into account. You cannot be competent if you consistently base yourself on lies. You can fool some people all of the time but not all the people all of the time. The clash between Trump and the truth is only in its early stages. Who do you think is going to win out in the end, Trump or objective reality?

Russia is the primary proximate reality that the Trump team keeps lying about and changing their stories about. There are a host of other issues that they aren't based in objective reality either, but the Russian issue is the most obvious.

Despite his efforts in the past and in the future regarding it, he will get crazier and crazier regarding this. It will be fun to see, sort of like the perverse pleasure one might get seeing an accident as it is happening, even though people are being hurt and one feels bad about that part of it. Nonetheless, no one can deserve it more than this gang of scumbags!

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Conspiracy Theory and the Trump Team

Conspiracy Theory and the Trump Team

By Dennis Loo (3/6/17)

Trump enjoyed one day of good feelings generated by his Address to Congress, a speech that he was coached in and largely memorized, to make up for his poor reading of the teleprompter because of his reading difficulties.

Then his new Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets embroiled in scandal, twice lying to Congress about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador to the US. Who unearths these lies? Why if isn’t the “fake news” Washington Post doing its job.

The White House’s energy is increasingly being devoted to damage control. Trump is now upping the ante by demanding a Congressional investigation into his evidence-free claim that Obama tapped Trump Tower phones before leaving office.

Why doesn’t Trump demand a head count of the inauguration photos while they are at it?

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Trump and That Pesky Russian Problem

Trump and That Pesky Russian Problem

By Dennis Loo (3/4/17)

Try as he might, Trump continues to be dogged by the connection between Russia and his camp. This is the one constant theme in all the breaking news that happens so rapidly it is difficult to keep up with it all.

The most recent news, of course, are Trump’s flurry of this morning's tweets accusing Obama of wiretapping. In one of these tweets, Trump misspells it as “TAPP,” the product of a low literacy individual: 

How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

In another tweet, this one at 3:35 am:

Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!

It doesn't occur to a person who lacks basic reasoning skills that the tweet itself displays a contradiction - he admits in the tweet no evidence can be found to back up his thesis that he has been bugged. Evidence, smevidence! Who cares if you have evidence?

Contrary to various articles that have been written about the 35-page Russian dossier (here is an example), the news here is mainly not Russian attempts to intervene in the US presidential race and thus make it less than “legitimate” since it was already illegitimate to begin with. What media accounts overlook in the dossier are the significance of Russian – Trump camp ongoing contacts based on their communality of interests.

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Elaine Brower of World Can't Wait speaking at the NYC Stop the War on Iran rally 2/4/12