[ by Charles Cameron — a woman so lovely she’s pure spirit, carved in stone and overgrown by trees — great christina greer quote — rachel’s mille feuille mar-a-lago ]
Here’s the TripleQuote:
To the left, the statue of an apsara or female dancer spirit peers out from a tangle of forest encroaching on abandoned Khmer temples.. Center, she looks to him, Khajuraho temple sculpture, India,mand right — look closer — tree.
Craig Melvin, 4/12/2019:
There’s no daylight between him and the Attorney General ..
He wanted to show that he’s in lockstep with the Attorney General on this issue ..
Nicolle Wallace, 4/12/2019:
Nicole: Three dominios have fallen in this story since late last night: the Washington Post reporting about his desire to release human beings into sanctuary cities as some sort of pawn in his political battle over immigration —
— Julia Ainsley and Courtney Kube, superb reporting on how he wants to use the military in effect as human toy soldiers to carry out his political goals on immigration .. and now Annie Karni and her colleagues reporting about the dangling of a pardon ..
Chuck Rosenberg: At least historically, pardons were always an act of Presidential compassion and mercy, that’s certainly how they were designed and intended….
Erin Burnett 4/12/2019::
I heard those words, and I didn’t know if I was in 1967 or 2017..
Not sure where, but war room *****
Bannon embraces Trump
Pope embraces Imam of Al Azhar
You don’t want to replicate Trump; but you want to beat Trump .
Let’s see if they have open arms
When the President would say, Well here’s what I want to do, and here’s how I want to do it, and I’d have to say to him, Mr President, I understand what you want to do, but you can’t do it that way, it violates the law, it violates the treaty, you know — he got really frustrated..
When the DHS Director — who was willing to do a lot for Donald Trump — when Kirstjen Nielsen said, the one thing I can’t do is break the law, he fired her. And now you have him telling the new Acting DHS Director, It’s okay if you break the law. I want you to break the law, and if you do it, and if you go to jail, I’ll pardon you. So even this constraint, where you have officials that say, The one thing I can’t do is break the law, he’s trying to find away around that — and it’s about the most lawless thing you can imagine for a President..
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto:
They like his boldness, they like that he’s authentic, they like that he shoots from the hip. And he’s leveraging that, even to the detriment of our democracy.
Unfortunately, there are far too many Americans who look at these families at the birder, and they don’t see human beings. This is the consistent message that the President is giving his base, when he talks on Twitter, on television, calling them animals, calling them undeserving, saying the doors are closed. Even though he is the child of an immigrant, even though two of his three wives were immigrants, even though four of his five children are children of an immigrant, he doesn’t see these people at the border as of the same lineage as his family.
I sort of think of them as nested Russian wacky dolls, you know, one supporting each other..
And what it looks like is, the Justice Department is so despoiled now that they’ve becpome a p[olitical arm of the West Wing ..
You can’t win an argument you don’t make, and we’re not making that argument..
You can’t win a legal argument you don’t make — is that sort of a court version of Michael Jordan, You miss 100% of the shot you don’t take?<
If that’s not impeachable, I don’t know what is. A President of the United States using his authority to tell government senior officials, cabinet level people, to break the law, I’ll cover you.
I think we’ve all gone down the rabbit-hole with Donald Trump into Wonderland, I have no idea what is going on here with the President, who acts like a punch-drunk fighter striking out in all directions ..
The Pope under attack, and look who’s leading the charge..
He’s constantly coming back and putting all the faults in the world on this populist nationalist movement..
CC comment — this is what really has Bannon exercised, not pedophilia, which is something that both left and right can agree on, and a terrific diversion from his real concern..
He’s also building a monastery .. he is putting together a huge facility on a hilltop outside Rome .. It is an 800-room monastery .. and this is going to be the center of his movement ..
— but we’ll get to all that, after Richard Engel’s evening special tonight..
All In Chris Hayes:
That’s John Yoo, unbelievably enough now the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California —
— Berkeley.!– which a right-edge very bearded ‘vette-owning vet friend said could be nuked, no problem..
Coal is really like a fourth-string pitcher ..
on having her first taste of mille feuille on her b’day —
Apparently this is a whole category of dessert ..
And ain’t this delicious, too? DoubleQuoting two brilliant women in science — fifty years in a single tweet:
ANd I’m done.