[ by Charles Cameron — if Rich Pickings was 35 and maybe concluded was 34, this would be 35 in what’s clearly an ongoing series, though a bit less intense than it was? ]
A delirious conspiracist DoubleQuote:
The art of the dodge is a time-honored Washington tradition ..
[W]e all know who tends to fare the worst when the pitchforks come out .. [from Bloomberg: Billionaire Hedge Fund..]
[for the arc collection*****, from They Had It Coming]
But even before the molting, never in my wildest imaginings had I dared to dream that the arc of the moral universe could describe a 90-degree angle and smite down mine enemies with such a hammer fist of fire and fury that even I have had a moment of thinking, Could this be a bit too much?
From Ford Foundation, for sludge collection*****]:
The urge to change the world is normally thwarted by a near-insurmountable barricade of obstacles: failure of imagination, failure of courage, bad governments, bad planning, incompetence, corruption, fecklessness, the laws of nations, the laws of physics, the weight of history, inertia of all sorts, psychological unsuitability on the part of the would-be changer, the resistance of people who would lose from the change, the resistance of people who would benefit from it, the seduction of activities other than world-changing, lack of practical knowledge, lack of political skill, and lack of money. Lack of money is a stubborn obstacle, but not as hopelessly unyielding as some of the others..
[From:The Church’s life-and-death struggle with Santa Muerte]
A Mexico City strFrom eet vendor explained the appeal of Santa Muerte to us by saying: “She understands us because she is a battleaxe like us.”
… also warned Trump he would be boxed in a canypn ..
[Chuck Schumer] The majority, by taking yet another step to erode that legacy, risks turning this body [the Senate] into a Coliseum of zero-sum in-fighting
All IN Chris Hayes:
The Justice Department is going to serve as the Roy Cohn for this administration, and that the Attorney General and his deputy are consiglieres rather than representatives of the people of the United States.
11th Hour, Bryan Wms:
What he [Barr] did today by invoking the spying connection was, he threw what I would call a flash-bang into the room.
Anyone who has been involved or associated with tactical teams or the military will know a flash-bang grenade is designed to disorient and distract, with a flash of light and a loud noise, but it’s not made to take our personnel.
What he did today was to toss a flash-bang grenade into the room at the behest of the President..
He [Barr] is a weapon, not a servant..
Two fighting chyrons:
We shall see — yesterday it was Bannon vs Francis — now Benedict XVI?
And a terrific DoubleQuote!