When Obama kept detained children without toothbrushes and soap, nobody gave a crap. There was no barrage of outraged FB memes on the subject. Now all of a sudden, everybody is appalled. Because it’s time for the daily dose of Trump outrage, and the detained kids will serve the purpose as well as anything else.
From the NYTimes:
I don’t think this is true because in the very next hour, Trump’s really favorite talk show host Sean Hannity offered a disgustingly aggressive argument in favor of the war. There’s zero reason to believe that Trump values Tucker’s opinion more than Hannity’s. (In the spirit of full disclosure, I didn’t watch Hannity but I read about his comments online. I can’t stand to listen to the fellow’s whiny voice and his abject worship of Trump).
I still think that this whole Iran thing was Trump’s electoral strategy. But I did love what Tucker had to say about it. He’s been very consistent and powerful for years in his denunciations of the endless invasions by the US.
It’s a complete mystery why people on the left think it’s so wrong to watch a guy who is so consistently and passionately anti-war.
Klara and I went out today, and there was a little girl who really wanted to play with Klara. Her mom, though, kept very aggressively steering her away towards other kids. It went on and on for 40 minutes. The girl would escape from the mom and approach Klara. The mom would reappear and drag her away. Then the girl would escape and come back. Finally, we just left because it got too weird.
The only explanation I have is that I was wearing my old Yale T-shirt. Maybe the mom assumed I was a snob or something. She kept giving me really dirty looks and I have no other explanation. We weren’t doing anything unusual or speaking a foreign language. I have an accent but that mom’s accent was stronger. This is a lady with a very striking appearance, so I’m certain I don’t know her from anywhere.
It’s not like she didn’t want her daughter to play with anybody. She didn’t want her to play specifically with my kid. It was really weird.
Women on the FB page for parents of only children keep bitching that everybody hurts their feelings by asking them when they will have a second child.
Nobody asks me this question because I’m too old. I do get asked if I’m the grandma, though.
So I saw Trump’s interview with Chuck Todd, and it became clear to me that the whole Iran conflagration is part of his newly inaugurated election campaign. He’s building an argument for his campaign, saying to his voters, “I was pushed to start a war by the hawks but I exercised restraint and did what my voters wanted.”
As long as Iran doesn’t get bombed, I’m happy. And this show is still way better than Obama’s or Bush’s compulsive bombing of everybody in sight.