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Friday, July 21, 2017


The White House has been used as the residence of the President of the USA since John Adams in 1800.  The building itself has been well-maintained.

Just learned a new word from Wikipedia, and to quote:

The term White House is often used as a metonym for the president and his advisers, as in "The White House announced that...".

Barack Obama was in office for eight years.  Incredibly, there were no personal scandals of any note.  Whoops, sorry, there was one.  Michelle was dressed by Versace, Tisci, Wu, Gurung, Taylor, Browne, as only a beginning.  That was okay.  Our POTUS #44 wore the same  tuxedo for his two terms.  

I've actually got a bigger tuxedo admission.  About a third of a century ago, I accompanied my Oxnard sister-in-law to what appeared to be a huge used clothing store for Mexican immigrants.  Rummaging around, I noticed just one tuxedo.  The material was not to my liking, but, for $16, it looked like it would fit me, so I bought it.  I still have it, here to the right in 15 Craigside.

But back to politics today and his amazing display of survival, as Donald Trump has now been PUS #45 for exactly six months.  Click on this site to view:
  • cheat sheets of his scandals
  • whether Trump is mentally ill
  • 25 worst quotes
  • 30 most outrageous quotes
  • list of business failures
Here are some of his tweets you might never have seen, for they go back to 2012, and he must have really despised Arianna Huffington.
Just this week we have learned that:
You will get lost in the tri-letters, but the KGB became the FSB, and the IPA, also known as the SVR RF, succeeded the PGU.  There are links of all the Russians to these letters.

But the truly monumental news of the day is that President Trump fired (the media says Spicer resigned, but...) the only endearing virtue of the WH Administration, Press Secretary Sean Spicer.  The crushing disappointment is that Melissa McCarthy was not named as his replacement.  Here are only two of her Saturday Night Live appearances:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now the PS, and hedge fund expert Anthony Scaramucci is the new communications director.  No, she is not married to Bernie Sanders, but is the daughter of Mike Huckabee, perpetual presidential candidate.  

Clearly, Trump is surrounding himself now only with family and trusted insiders.  It is more and more appearing that people like WH Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon and WH Chief of Staff Reince Priebus are losing influence.  About Scaramucci, he was close to being named to the White House staff in January, but his ethics record was murky.  Still is.

Holy Moly, what are all those ocean storms doing in the Pacific?

At least Fernanda is continuing to weaken and will only bring rain to Hawaii:


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