Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nobody Likes Donald Trump (Not Even Doctor Who!)


Hi there! Welcome to I’m So Glad My suffering Amuses You, a secret back channel to the highest levels of the Russian government. I’m Dave-El, your humble blogger and secret golf partner to Jared Kushner.

 

So whazzup?

The Russia story took another twist in the last few days as the investigation into Russian meddling in the US election process and possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's campaign leads right up to Li'l Donnie's front door. Seems Trump's son in law and all around go-to guy Jared Kushner is in the crosshairs for apparently trying to set up a back channel line of contact with Russia using Russian resources. Yes, a line of communication open to the Russians but not to our government. Damn! There's less fishiness at a Red Lobster.

Trump keeps pushing the narrative that the whole Russia thing is "fake news". It's funny how Trump has embraced the mantra of "fake news" as his "get out of jail free" card for any news he doesn't like when it was fake news about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Democrats that helped hand him the election. 

 

So Donald Trump is back in the United States. Damn! Where’s a travel ban when you fucking need one?

While Li’l Donnie managed to not start any wars during his first big boy trip all by his widdle self, he didn’t do much for his rep with the heads of state he met on his journey.
  • Germany’s Angela Merkel went home and said, “Fuck the Americans! We’re on our own.”
  • French President Macron made it a point to say that he would not back down to Trump no more than he would back down to Russian’s Putin or Turkey’s Erdogan. Yep, Macron compared Trump to autocratic strongmen Putin and Erdogan who are both extremely disassociated from democratic ideals.  Of course, Trump would be dumb enough to see that as a compliment. 

 

Even Israel’s Benjaimin Netinyatu distanced himself from Trump. Netinyahu was very, very happy that Trump would be President after Obama was gone. But Trump blundered into the proverbial minefield of Israeli/Palestinian relations with Trump making comments that run counter to Netinyahu's preferred hardline. 

 

Essentially what I could gather was that there was a lot of eye rolling by various foreign leaders in reaction to Trump’s overseas trip. Trump gained no respect from the leaders of the world and lost what little he had.

 

So Trump is an embarrassment at home AND abroad. If that’s what you were going for, then way to go, Li’l Donnie!

And speaking of no respect, get a load of this headline from Huff Post: 

Early in “The Pyramid At The End Of The World,” the secretary-general of the United Nations asks the Doctor’s companion Bill (played by Pearl Mackie), for help finding the president. 
“How would I know the president? I mean, I wouldn’t have even voted for him,” she replied. “He’s... orange.”
As it turns out, the secretary-general wasn’t looking for President Donald Trump, but rather another leader: The Doctor himself, played by Peter Capaldi, who is president of the Earth. 

On the subject of Doctor Who and The Pyramid At The End Of The World,” where is the write up on this episode that aired this past Saturday? 

It's becoming clear that I'm just not going to be able to deliver my post on Sunday or even Monday, my post on The Pyramid At The End Of The World" will appear this Saturday (June 3rd) and for the rest of this season, my posts on a new Saturday episode will appear on this blog the following Saturday. If you need info on the new Doctor Who episode sooner than that, there are excellent recaps and reviews on The Nerdist.com, Entertainment Weekly.com and BleedingCool.com. 

By and by, it looks like I won't be writing more about Class. We are now three weeks behind on this series and there's not a lot of importance being attached on catching up.

Tomorrow, what with the Wonder Woman movie coming out this weekend and Saturday being Wonder Woman Day (it's also my wife's birthday), the blog will take a look at Wonder Woman. Thursday and Friday will be on same damn thing or another (at least once, something on Trump; sorry!).

And Saturday will be my Doctor Who post on The Pyramid At The End Of The World". 

Until next time, remember to be good to one another. 



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