Friday, January 20, 2017

Trump Inauguration: enduring as April snow in High Tatra

 H.L. Mencken once wrote (in the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920): “On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.” 

Covering the inauguration: A resource guide The Trump conflicts are piling up [American Constitution Society]

The fight for the White House briefing room

‘I believe in the American people:’ Obama upbeat in last news conference USA Today

The Global Risks Report 2017 World Economic Forum
Report: Trump has given up personal cellphone. “Trump apparently told a friend on Thursday that he has given up the phone on the advice of security agencies.”
Document via the European Parliament – The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration, 13-01-2017

Trump broadside stuns Europe The Times

A Tool To Track Trump’s Tampering With Public Information

American Porn’ for Inauguration Day

On the day Twitter Fingers is sworn in as the preening el presidente of a tin-pot United States of Trumpistan, enabling him to run the country like a division of his family-held company, Thin Man Press will release American Porn, a collection of "investigative poems about American history, culture and politics" by Heathcote Williams. The titular poem, "The United States of Porn," reflects the fact that America "owes its very name to an early Italian pornographer" (Amerigo Vespucci) and that a nation "steeped for centuries in violence, … [Read more...]

TaxGrrrl,What’s A Blind Trust, Anyway, And Why Won’t It Work For President-Elect Trump?

Strange as the World continues Spinning despite the psychopaths 


A Tale of Two Countries: Nigeria and the U.S.

By Joe Costello, who worked in U.S. politics and energy for decades and is author of the forthcoming, “On the Origin of Politics: By Means of Technological and Human Selection.” Originally published at Alternet
“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” —Milan Kundera

Obama to the press: ‘America needs you’

2 ways to tell stories with polls

Unrelated Russian sex workers are world’s best, boasts Putin The Times