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“On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

H. L. Mencken

Mencken was an optimist. 

Watch what they do, not what they say. 

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Lady V at UpholdTheseRights had an update on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA. She’s taking names and has a list of actions you can take.  

Content is updated daily. Be sure to put her on your daily read list. 

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Another recommended must listen episode from TrumpCast is A Time for Bromides. This was one of the most meaningful episodes I’ve heard on the topic of what Trumpism is. The essay, Marrakech, by George Orwell is mentioned. It reminded me of the first time I went to the Bahamas in 1981 and saw what real poverty looked like. 

What we ignore in others down the social economic ladder is repeated in how the super wealthy view the rest of us who consider ourselves middle class. And now they have successfully managed to turn our anger on each other instead of them. It’s clever and diabolical and they really don’t give a damn about us. We are just extras in their world. 

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Donald Trump’s real personality disorder is a complete lack of restraint. 

He would never pass The Marshmallow Test. The only reason he made it this far is because of his inherited wealth and his unique ability to run over anything that gets in the way of what he wants. 

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Finishing out Valentine’s week is this Cupid variation from the dream scene of Don Quixote. It’s danced by Evgenia Obraztsova of the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg. 

Short, sweet and wicked.