Open Thread March 9: Master Negotiator? No, Master Baiter

Filed in National by on March 9, 2018

I have actually read Republican dipshits talking about Donald Trump’s skill at negotiations. This is perhaps the biggest lie Trump tells about himself — quick, name a business he’s been successful at where he doesn’t cheat people or break the law; I can name a dozen he’s failed at, mainly because he overpays Every. Single. Time. The latest example of his ineptitude was his quick acceptance of Kim Jong Un’s offer of a face-to-face meeting. From now on, his picture will be in the dictionary next to “Dunning-Kruger effect.”

No disrespect to the Wilmington police captain who died of a heart attack, but what the fuck? Is there another job in which everyone has to drop everything for an over-the-top public funeral because somebody died at work? And is there a good reason to waste limited journalistic resources “covering” it, News-Journal? It’s a rhetorical question, but the answer is “No.”

Planet Earth might be all fucked up, but things are copacetic elsewhere in the solar system. The NASA probe of Jupiter has found cyclones at its poles in near-geometric patterns. Pictures are here.

Gotta hit the car repair shop, so readers, please flesh this out with whatever else deserves our attention.

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  1. Guns and God says:

    Your jealousy of Trump is sad.

  2. RE Vanella says:

    You should do memes. You’re very clever.

  3. Alby says:

    That’s all you got? Sad.

  4. bamboozer says:

    The almighty meeting will never take place, the White House is asking for terms that the North Koreans will laugh at. It’s risky diversion at best.