Peter Cavanaugh

Welcome to Trump Town, where life is beautiful all the time

President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AP

“They’re Coming to Take Me Away” – Napoleon the XIV – Warner Brothers Records -- (1966)

It’s clear insanity has become fashionable.

Welcome to Trump Town, where life is beautiful all the time.

On Thanksgiving Day, our Fake President shattered the joyous peace of a hallowed morning as he roared before the world like a raving lunatic.

It started as a holiday greeting, quickly evolved into a tirade, then concluded with a promise to use lethal force against a huddled mass of poor and homeless at our southern border – human flotsam and jetsam churning in a sea of scorn.

Trump.

Our Pilgrim Fathers would have shackled him in stocks until Christmas, forbidden his name in church — perhaps even drowned him as a witch.

Yet latest polling suggests a third of our people still seem convinced the creature’s doing a splendid job. That’s after being soundly thrashed and trashed in November elections. Here comes a Trump-triggered Democratic House of Representatives in January, but not before the old Republican bunch take a final hit on Hillary.

The Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, has ordered former FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify in early December. Did they cover for Mrs. Clinton regarding her use of a private server for emails? Who did Hillary think she was, the president’s daughter? Disgraceful!

One would expect that Republicans about to take their leave from Washington would have better things to do – such as almost anything else. Even curling.

Secretary of the Inferior, Ryan “Stash That Cash” Zinke, has taken issue with his Don over the cause of our deadly western wildfires. “It’s those environmental terrorist groups,” Mr. President, not raking.

Zinke’s behavior in office has made him the subject of multiple ethics investigations potentially involving tens of millions of dollars in questionable dealings. He passed much of Veterans’ Day weekend drinking at a local bar in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana (Population – 7,700). He’s recently been spending more time there than in Washington.

Zinke doesn’t think much of folks who believe there’s danger in climate change. That puts him at odds with a long-awaited federal report from 13 separate agencies, including his own, authored by more than 300 researchers. It offers a formal consensus that the world is heading toward catastrophic consequences. There is more than ample evidence that climate change is real and driven by human carbon emissions. Look for California wildfires to triple in occurrence and intensity. What?

If you haven’t heard about this official governmental update, mandated by law, it’s probably because it was intentionally released last Friday over Thanksgiving weekend. The White House tried to keep the news quiet – stuffing it in your turkey – making good use of the tryptophan. Relax. Close your eyes. Nothing is wrong. It’s crazy thinking otherwise.

How can anyone imagine both savage murder and dainty decorum not being one and the same – highly valued and commonly understood to be a sign of practical sophistication in this newly advanced geopolitical era?

Of course, Prince Mohammed bin Salman had Jamal Khashoggi strangled and mangled, the CIA concluded. Khashoggi wrote for the Washington Post. He was annoying everyone, including their pets. President Trump looks forward to having dinner with Mohammed sometime soon. Maybe the Prince will pay. Case closed.

It is ill-advised seeking sense in the nonsensical or feigning faith in the unbelievable until those nice young men in their clean white coats come knocking on the door.

To maintain mental balance – there is a tipping point.

Even when the Emperor has no clothes, we need not undress ourselves.

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