August 10th, 2017

I found this fragment of a draft for a post that I wrote on July 15 and never published

Looking over the news today, do you feel as tired as I do?

And I don’t just mean about the continuing Donald Trump Jr. saga. I mean about the fact that it’s practically worthless, except as propaganda.

That’s been somewhat true for a long time. But

And that’s the end of the draft. I suddenly ran out of steam.

But it’s almost humorous to look at it today and think—Donald Trump, Jr.? What was all that sound and fury about, anyway? And will we ever hear about it again?

My answer to that last question is only if they need to revive the story for some reason.

21 Responses to “I found this fragment of a draft for a post that I wrote on July 15 and never published”

  1. Cornhead Says:

    It is a 24/7/365 war against Trump.

    The thing with Jr. was a complete joke but the MSM sees it as obstruction of justice.

  2. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    The administration is looking to upgrade Air Force 1 with new 747s that can be had cheap because the Russian Airline that ordered them went bankrupt.
    Collusion!

  3. Manju Says:

    What was all that sound and fury about, anyway?

    Its evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government, since Trump Jr eagerly accepted a meeting designed to pass on “high level and sensitive information” that was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

    And will we ever hear about it again?

    Yes. Trump Jr is still slated to testify before the Senate. He does not want to testify under oath and does not want to testify in public, so there is some negotiation going on. Then there’s Meuller’s investigation.

  4. Mike K Says:

    Trump Jr eagerly accepted a meeting designed to pass on “high level and sensitive information” that was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

    Are you seriously peddling this ?

  5. Manju Says:

    MIke, I’m quoting the emails directly. If you need evidence of the “eagerly accepted” part I can offer you this from response from Jr:

    “if it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”

  6. vanderleun Says:

    “Its evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government, since Trump Jr eagerly accepted a meeting designed to pass on “high level and sensitive information” that was “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.””

    Hey, Manju, can you please empty your drool cup somewhere else? Don’t worry, you’ll fill it up again in about ten minutes.

  7. Big Maq Says:

    ” What was all that sound and fury about, anyway? And will we ever hear about it again?” – Neo

    You hit upon a theme I’ve recently run across, articulated thoughtfully here, and it links to three other pieces on a similar line. It is called, “Failer Faster Thesis”, about the fast news cycle:
    http://warrenhenryreport.com/2017/07/31/the-failer-faster-thesis/

  8. JK Brown Says:

    I often remember this line from ‘Support Your Local Sheriff’. It seems to fit so much these days.

    Jason McCullough: Joe, you just make me feel tired all over when you talk like that.

  9. huxley Says:

    Hey, Manju, can you please empty your drool cup somewhere else? Don’t worry, you’ll fill it up again in about ten minutes.

    vanderleun: Although I sympathize more with you than, say, Al Gore, I would say the same thing to you.

  10. Tuvea Says:

    “… full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

    Is from Macbeth.

    Most telling is that immediately before it the words are:
    “a tale told by an idiot,”.

    Life, as always, imitates art. But contemporary students CANNOT study Shakespeare becuz rayciss or feelz or something.

  11. Big Maq Says:

    @Manju – the proposition in your quote that trump jr’s acceptance and attendance of a meeting for the purpose of receiving the kind of information he was eagerly expecting is not itself collusion.

    Might it be one of several red flags upon which one could build a circumstantial case of collusion? IDK.

    That said, it was colossally stupid, and unethical, clearly showing where he (and several campaign team members) stood w respect to “America First!”.

  12. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Junior’s working over time with the bribes and damage control. It is his job now.

  13. Tatterdemalian Says:

    What’s hilarious is that, if Trump Jr. had refused the meeting, the media would be proclaiming that Trump was trying to restart the Cold War, just as they did with Romney in 2012 and McCain in 2008.

    Eating crackers like he owns the place, you know.

  14. Lurch Says:

    Manju and her/his ilk need a scalp and that’s all there really is to this story.

  15. DNW Says:

    There is little in the world quite so precious as when the organisms of the left wave the patriotism flag … as if they are moral fellows or something; instead of the existential enemies of the libertarian premised life-way they usually admit they are.

    There is an article in the WSJ that is linked to on Drudge, titled “The Liberal Crackup”.

    In it, the author, himself a liberal, attempts to diagnose what went wrong, referencing those lost halcyon days and sterling ideals of the past from which modern liberals have supposedly strayed.

    The mystery he hopes to explain is the,

    ” … mystery at the core of every suicide, and the story of how a once-successful liberal politics of solidarity became a failed liberal politics of “difference”. ”

    “The politics of solidarity” That is, the technique of making the entire life-universe a suffocating hothouse of liberal humidity and neurosis cossetting through the melding of “society” and the state in one all encompassing room with no exit other than death: either yours or those trying to lock you in.

    Thus, this author’s expressed ideals, his very notion of the “good life” and of the good society, is why no one who values “negative liberty” can ever coexist in the same political space with these politically totalizing, positive liberty endorsing, termite heap, ass-sniffing sodomite Bonobos of the left.

    ” … the New Deal vision of America that used to guide us. Franklin Roosevelt had pictured a place where citizens were joined in a collective enterprise to build a strong nation and protect each other. The watchwords of that effort were solidarity, opportunity and public duty. “

    They just cannot bring themselves to back-off.

    Linked arms, solidarity … the wonderfulness of their stink smeared on you and their costs chained around your neck … because … well, they were whelped on the same landmass as you. What further argument is needed? They exist to be provided, you exist to do the providing.

    Liberals are like dogs fulfilled by rolling around in each others’ shit .. and they just cannot grasp why you don’t feel just as excited as they are to do so.

    If they looked honestly in the mirror, they might see why no one volunteers to buy what they hope to sell and why they need to make the government the guarantor of the “transaction”.

  16. Tom G Says:

    Thanks, DNW, for this over-the-top set of insults of:
    “these politically totalizing, positive liberty endorsing, termite heap, ass-sniffing sodomite Bonobos of the left.”

    However, let me remind you that no name on any US ballot has (Left) after it, but many names have (D). The PC fascists are Democrats — and all who vote Dem are supporting PC fascism with their votes.

    I sure don’t understand why HR Clinton didn’t testify, publicly and under oath, about her illegal server, when she was violating a law. I actually think it’s not too late — double jeopardy refers to trials, and HRC hasn’t even yet been indicted.

    I hope that Trump gets a DOJ butt-kicker willing to go after HRC the way the Dems are going after Trump, and quoting them.

    Thus, I hope we DON’T hear the end of the Trump Jr story until after HRC is indicted for her actual crimes.

    I’m also glad to read Manju here, for a small but clear note from those I disagree with so much I have trouble reading them. I don’t think being eager to hear dirt on your opponent is illegal, and most “collusion” is NOT illegal. But it’s good to see what the Dems are pushing now, without having to read too much of their drivel.

    I mostly don’t endorse insults from those who vote as I do against specific individuals; I’m happier insulting the whole group, tho. Neo might want to think about the group insult vs the personal insult, and how the Dems demonize all who disagree, both at the group and at the individual level.

  17. DNW Says:

    “om G Says:
    August 11th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks, DNW, for this over-the-top set of insults of:
    “these politically totalizing, positive liberty endorsing, termite heap, ass-sniffing sodomite Bonobos of the left.”

    However, let me remind you that no name on any US ballot has (Left) after it, but many names have (D). The PC fascists are Democrats — and all who vote Dem are supporting PC fascism with their votes.”

    Consider me as reminded.

  18. MollyNH Says:

    “Personal Insults” you mean like the type out of@ “Somebody a Liberal” who also posts here, lol, he demonstrates the old saw, ” when your points are refuted, resort to insulting the opponent. A version of Alinsky, use ridicule. …there is no defense for that! Lol laugh that point off !

  19. Richard Saunders Says:

    Manju, help me out here – I’ve looked all through the federal Penal Code (18 USC) and I haven’t been able to find a crime for “Being willing to take a chance that the washed-up British publicist for an Azerbijani pop star wasn’t blowing smoke out of his ass.” Could you give me a cite?

  20. Lurch Says:

    Poor Richard: Laws matter not to the Liberal Mind. It’s all about Feelings. Does somebody by their actions or thoughts make you feel bad? Are they meanies? They need to be punished! It really is that simple.

  21. Richard Saunders Says:

    Thanks, Lurch — I found it! 18 USC -100001:
    “Being a Meanie”
    — “Any person, other than a Democrat, who does anything that offends the Democrat Party or any Democrat candidate or office holder, that contributes to a Republican candidate winning, or that has a remote chance of contributing to a Republican winning election, or who meets with any Russian woman lawyer, or any Russian lawyer, or any woman lawyer, or any Russian, or any woman, or any lawyer, or who doesn’t believe everything a publicist says, except in the case of a publicist who states that any person who is, or has run for, or has thought about running for, or was, President of the United States, was born in Kenya, shall be punished by the eternal scorn and screeching of the leftist mind.

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