Friday, May 19, 2017

53. 5/19/17

A1 OVERLOOKING SLIGHTS BY TRUMP, SAUDIS PLAN A LAVISH WELCOME


"Saudi Arabia ... will be pulling out all the stops for a man who has declared 'Islam hates us' and said the United States was 'losing a tremendous amount of money' defending the kingdom."

"Mr. Trump's apparent lack of interest in human rights also suggests that he is unlikely to complain about the justice system or the limited rights of Saudi women."

Complain? He's gonna ask for the blueprints.

A1 COMEY WANTED PRESIDENT KEPT AT A DISTANCE


"After explaining to Mr. Trump how communications with the F.B.I. should work, Mr. Comey believed he had effectively drawn the line after a series of encounters he had with the president ... that he felt jeopardized the F.B.I.'s independence."

Not unless he drew the line with a crayon in a well-explained coloring book.

A1 DEFIANT TRUMP DEEMS INQUIRY "A WITCH HUNT"

Don't you feel sorry for all these foreign leaders who have to sit there and listen to our domestic squabbles?

A8 PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT ORDERS BAN ON SMOKING


"[T]he national smoking ban could save thousands of Filipinos -- smokers and those around them who endure secondhand smoke -- from cancer and other illnesses."

That's as long as the extrajudicial hit squads don't get you first.

A13 TRUMP SEEKS $2.6 BILLION FOR BORDER IN BUDGET


"The $2.6 billion that Mr. Trump is requesting for border security is a small portion of the federal government's overall $4 trillion-plus budget."

"A billion here, a billion there -- pretty soon you're talking real money!" -- Everett Dirksen

A14 ROSENSTEIN SUGGESTS TRUMP'S PLAN TO FIRE COMEY PREDATED HIS MEMO


"'I think Democrats probably should be asking themselves, sometimes you've got to be careful about what you ask for,' [Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson] said. 'Because when you get it, all of a sudden you can't get answers to things because now it's an active investigation.'"

Implying that by shifting from several (public) Congressional investigations to Mueller's (private) one, Democrats will lose the daily sound bites.

Possibly, but by this path, we may discover something called The Truth.

A15 ADVISERS URGE PRESIDENT TO HIRE AN OUTSIDE LAWYER

"According to associates ... the president has become mistrustful of many around him ... he is relying heavily on his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well as his longtime spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, and his personal bodyguard turned White House assistant, Keith Schiller."

Hire the bodyguard. He can help you tear up the subpoenas.

A15 HOW A SPECIAL COUNSEL ALTERS THE INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP AND RUSSIA


"What the appointment means -- and doesn't."

Excellent article explaining all the details.

A16 AMID TRUMP TURMOIL, SOME BEGIN EYEING PENCE


David Axelrod: "It's hard to look the prime minister and the man in the dark at the same time."

A25 WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH REPUBLICANS?


You really have to ask, Paul?

"In a perverse way, we should count ourselves lucky that Trump is as terrible as he is."


TIME MACHINE
May 19, 1969
48 years ago

Page 1 APOLLO 10 HEADING FOR MOON IN REHEARSAL FOR A JULY LANDING

"The launching took place a week short of eight years from the day, in 1961, when President Kennedy committed the nation to landing men on the moon in this decade."

And we all held our breath.

Page 9 PEKING, CONTINUING ITS BARRAGE, ACCUSES SOVIET OF FORSAKING COMMUNISM

"Jazz, one of the 'evil fruits' of capitalism in the Soviet Union ... is abhored and rejected even in capitalist countries ... it is now 'spreading its nauseating stink' in the Soviet Union"

This looks like a nice place to hear Evil Fruit in Beijing.

Page 24 2 ROCK MUSICIANS ACCUSED IN ASSAULT

"We mistook the plainclothes policeman who was trying to warn the audience for some kind of heckler."

They needed to ask Who Are You?

Page 1 ASSAULTS BY 1,500 OF FOE REPULSED AT 2 ALLIED POSTS

"Fourteen American soldiers were killed."

And today Vietnam -- a country which dropped its directional adjectives -- is a major tourist attraction. Sing along.

Page 2 IRAQ PRESSES DISPUTE WITH IRAN

"The Baath party is regarded as the most dynamic in the Arab Middle East, and the dispute seems related to all the things that most worry the socialist Baathists: the Kurdish tribesmen, Israel, spies and the situation on the Persian Gulf ..."

And today? Kurds, Israel, spies and the situation ...

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