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Published on The Doomstead Diner May 26, 2019

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Collapse on the Political level in the Anglo-Amerikan Empire has moved into the land of the surreal.  The developments of the last week have brought into question the very foundation of the Goobermints that supposedly legislate for the populations, although if you are paying close attention you'll know that's not really true.  The folks with the real control are operating behind the scenes, and the Politicians supposedly governing are just marionettes useful for public consumption.

Today's rant is transatlantic, covering a week of truly EPIC buffonery by the marionettes on both sides of the pond, Donalditry Tumpovetsky here in the FSoA and Terrible Theresa May over in Jolly Old England.  The speed at which both of these Goobermints are dissolving into chaos is absolutely astounding, although it shouldn't be too big a surprise to long time readers of the Doomstead Diner.  You are seeing in real time what Fast Collapse looks like.

I knock off a few other topics as well, most notably the Abortion disgrace currently being perpetrated by the Religious Right Wing here in the FSoA in the effort to overturn the legislation of Roe vs. Wade, which goes back around a half century of time.  There is a backlash ongoing as well, but this one is bound to end up in the SCOTUS at some point.  Given that said court is now stacked with MOAR Righties, eventually we may see draconian anti-abortion legislation as the law of the land.  No exceptions, even for Rape and Incest with 12 year olds.  Unbelievable disgrace on this.

I'll leave you in text here with my favorite story of the week, the nightmare of what it's like to travel with Trumpty-Dumpty on Air Force One.  The redeeming feature of this is that all the people on the plane richly deserve this torture session for being stupid enough to work for the Imbecile-in-Chief.  From Bloomberg:

"He will not go to sleep," an official told CNN, adding that the president once summoned a meeting with an aide who was trying to catch a few hours of sleep before landing. The discussions at these meetings range from Trump's upcoming agenda in the country he's visiting to recent media coverage.

"It's like being held captive," an official said.

For staffers who are able to sleep, comfortable spots are hard to come by on the 4,000 square-foot aircraft. That's because Air Force One is not loaded with lie-flat seats like private jets typically are. While Trump has a bedroom, staffers have to make do with office chairs, leather benches on the sides of the plane, and yoga mats, according to the report.

Donald Trump Air Force One

Trump sits at his desk on Air Force One.
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

The report painted a picture of life aboard Air Force One that resembles other portraits of life on ground in the White House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Televisions on board are constantly showing Fox News, the cable channel that Trump reportedly spends much of his " executive time" watching and live tweeting on a regular day. According to CNN, he spends hours watching cable news footage on a TiVo-like device while in the air.

Also, the president often complains about media coverage he doesn't like and uses meetings to strategize how to respond to unfavorable stories.

Hope you enjoy the rant. 🙂

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