It sure seems that way. There have been enough circumstantial events over the last year or so in which anyone who criticizes Trump appears to invoke some sort of karmic retribution that I’m becoming a tad superstitious. It happens frequently enough, that there’s a whole blog devoted to the phenomenon.
The latest victim of this bizarre meme is Lindsey Vonn.
Skiing star Lindsey Vonn suffered a back injury during a World Cup super-G race in Switzerland Saturday, two days after she criticized President Donald Trump in an interview about next year’s Winter Olympics…
…The two-time Olympic medalist told CNN in an interview that aired Thursday that she would “absolutely not” visit the White House if the United States Olympic team gets a traditional post-games invitation.
Speaking of CNN, it managed to shit the bed yet again. This time, it posted a sensational story revealing that Donald Trump Jr had received an email from Wikileaks with the DNC in advance of the public release. They heard about this through “multiple sources”. The problem is that it wasn’t accurate. DJT Jr received the information at the same time everybody else did: when Wikileaks publicly released it. “Multiple sources” failed to read the date and CNN’s editors did as well.
Curious to know who could have misled CNN? Well, they’re not saying. It’s not like the sources did anything serious which might drive CNN to unmask them.
Oh, and then to put a punctuation mark on their appalling week, they let this happen.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 9, 2017
CNN is clearly marked. I wouldn’t stand too close to any of its reporters if you happen to catch one out in the open. Might be some Final Destination shit about to happen to one wherever he or she goes.
The Mueller investigation is disintegrating under reports about how hopelessly politicized it is. Most troubling to me is that Mueller knew full well that Strzok’s integrity was highly questionable, removed him from the investigation, covered it up, and then prosecuted Flynn partially on the strength of Strzok’s findings. I’ve gone from “I’d be okay with Trump pardoning Flynn” to “No, I rather insist that Trump pardon Flynn.” This is a sham.
Another sham was Congressman Al Green’s effort to impeach Trump this week for being racist or some such noise. Like the GOP’s repeated efforts to repeal Obamacare (which lasted until they finally had the ability to actually do it), it was a symbolic gesture. But I wonder if Green hasn’t scored an “own goal” against his own party. Notably, the House Democratic leadership stopped him from doing this back in May and were against it this week too.
The reason is that Pelosi knows full well that Republicans will turn out for the 2018 midterms with high voter enthusiasm if they are fearful that the Democrats will immediately begin impeachment proceedings if they retake the House. Similarly, independents will be reluctant to vote for Democrats if they see that the party has nothing to offer policy-wise and intends to put the nation through the drama of another impeachment trial.
Pelosi knew what she was doing in 2006 when she declared that impeachment of Bush was “off the table” should the Democrats win the House. This time, Green has created a situation in which the Democrats now appear not only eager to impeach Trump, but that they’re willing to do it for no reason that amounts to a “high crime or misdemeanor”. Pro-Trump Republicans are watching and they will respond. I have to wonder how much of it shows how hard it is for Pelosi to control her party, between those who want to pragmatically win re-election and those who simply want to fight Trump no matter how futile and unrealistic it is. They should beware. The latter hasn’t been working out for CNN.
James Woods is the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse. There’s War, Pestilence, Plague, Famine, and now Shitposting.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 9, 2017
I know I posted this in last week’s thread, but I’m curious to know how everyone in the US fares under the GOP’s new tax rates on the Tax Plan Calculator. My family comes out ahead by a couple of thousand dollars. When we get raises in 2018, it’ll fall to a surplus of a few hundred dollars though.
If you don’t want to argue the pro or cons of any of the Trump news, feel free to discuss your position on the Wildfire Bunny Man.
WATCH: This man pulled over on a Calif. highway to rescue a rabbit from a wildfire – @NBCNews
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) December 7, 2017
I think what he did was reckless and idiotic. Fires occur in nature and nature’s creatures no how to handle it. Or they die. It’s the way of the world. Nobody should risk their lives during national disasters for such ridiculous pursuits. The media definitely shouldn’t lionize people who do such reckless things either. It’s irresponsible.
What about you? You want Rabbit Jesus to get a medal?