Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
There are some (not me) who believe Trump has a clue. "When Trump said 'They'll let you do anything. Grab em by the pussy' liberals have a hard time understanding women are sexually attracted to millionaire playboy philanthropists* as opposed to themselves because they're such 'Good guys' so the consent bit of 'let you do' goes over their heads." [*Dreams of minimal adequacy - live on oh cultie of dumpster trumpism!] Apparently even Irma avoided Trump. Katy Tur’s book is out today. Tur spent 500-plus days covering Donald Trump on the campaign trail. She was singled out by Trump at rallies. He gave her an unwelcome kiss before a segment of “Morning Joe.” He performed at campaign rallies as Tur looked on. And he gave one of the primary campaign’s more memorable, cruel and condescending interviews to Tur. Writing Unbelievable, Tur says, was the hardest thing she’s ever done, quite a feat given the experiences recorded in its pages: It’s a behind-the-scenes account of the nearly two grueling years Tur spent on the campaign trail with Donald Trump, as the first national television news reporter assigned to cover him. “It’s a truth of beat reporting: The bigger your subject gets, the bigger you get.” When she signed on to cover Trump, it was on a lark, and Tur, a political novice who’d been working in London as a foreign correspondent, was as long a shot as her candidate. By the end, Trump was the very unlikely leader of the free world, and Tur, having survived the ultimate trial by fire, was a rising star, famous both for her dogged reporting (she won a Walter Cronkite Award in March) and for being a particular thorn in Trump’s side, among his favorite targets in his bitter crusade against the “crooked” mainstream media. “I think the role of the press is to be critical and not to accept everything at face value,” Tur told Salon’s Amanda Marcotte during a live “Salon Talks” interview today. “And that’s why politicians don’t like the press. It’s not like all politicians love reporters. They all probably hate us, or at least can’t stand us some of the time. Presidential candidates have always gone after the media. But he did it in a much more personal and direct way that put people’s lives in danger.” A ton of interviews here. Trump was faking adequacy.
Monday, September 11, 2017
“Con artists are motivated by a desire to be the center of attention and the power that gives them the ability to manipulate others.” (Maria Konnikova, author of "The Confidence Game)
Sunday, September 10, 2017
But he won, right? "What caught our eye was an Instagram post by Sotheby’s International Realty, advertising new photos of Chateau Des Palmiers, dated April 21st, 2017. The property has shown up in YouTube videos throughout the years, as one of Mr. Trump’s most valued mansions." dubbed Le Château des Palmiers, back in 2013. It sits on a five-acre property, which includes a main house, a guest house and an eight-foot-tall gate around it all. According to reports, Trump generally uses this home as a vacation rental... Château des Palmiers -- Terres Basses, Cities -- In Saint Martin. $16,900,000 Irma, packing 185 mph winds, pounded multiple Caribbean islands on Wednesday, causing massive damage, including on Saint Martin, where Trump has multi-million dollar home known as Le Château des Palmiers, or Castle of the Palms. status of Trump’s 11-bedroom gated compound on the French Caribbean island of St. Martin is not yet known, but the territory suffered serious damage from Hurricane Irma early Wednesday. Three Trump properties in Florida close for Hurricane Irma But he's president and I am not (and I am happier). But he has (or had) an 11-bedroom gated compound on the French Caribbean island of St. Martin and I never did (and I am MUCH happier).