Monday, December 31, 2018
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-conway-trump-new-york-times-report_us_5c2a7e9be4b05c88b702da00 I must say fat and smiling Conway looks a lot happier than pock skinned orange old trmp. Never saw such bad skin. STD??? 12-31-2018
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tsa-officers-government-shutdown_us_5c2a47aee4b05c88b7029f3c Maybe that's why we were told not to "take anything out of your bags, keep your shoes and jackets on" when I came through the other day. 12-31-2018
https://www.amazon.com/City-Thieves-Novel-David-Benioff/dp/0452295297 set during the Siege of Leningrad. 12-31-2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
https://www.leeds-castle.com/History/The+Lady+Baillie+Years This is like a version of Downtown Abbey, but the castle to my mind is lovelier and more interesting. km
Saturday, December 29, 2018
https://www.newsweek.com/china-trade-war-soybean-brazil-billions-donald-trump-xi-jinping-agriculture-1274436 Great "winning" fake bone spur so-called prez. 12-29-2018
BRAVE NEW WORLD Chapter I A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground-floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory. Wintriness responded to wintriness. The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse-coloured rubber. The light was frozen, dead, a ghost. Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work-tables. 'And this,' said the Director opening the door, 'is the Fertilizing Room.'
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/27/trumps-war-on-the-world-order/ trmp is the world's ordure. 12-29-2018
https://ips-dc.org/america-has-14000-golf-courses-and-6000-refugees-waiting-at-the-border/ I have written occasional articles and poetry for IPS, but am not a staff writer. 12-29-2018
Friday, December 28, 2018
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/27/trump-iraq-location-tweet-troops-visit-revealed This is like repeat of his Oval Off meeting with Russians Kislyak and Lavrov day after trmp fired James Comey, when L had gall to joke, "Was he fired? You're kidding. You're kidding." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYRNTMZa8GQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej-C_Ou_YCQ 12-28-2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakKfY5aHmY&app=desktop I found this video through Twitter site of ethics Walter Shaub. We saw some starlings a few days ago in TX. km
Thursday, December 27, 2018
https://www.businessinsider.com/government-shutdown-poll-ocasio-cortez-ideas-for-trump-border-wall-money-2018-12 If we don't defeat this useless wall, democracy will die if not dead already. 12-27-2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/daughters-late-podiatrist-claim-diagnosed-donald-trump-bone-spurs-vietnam-war-favor-134618527.html A life built entirely on lies, big and small. 12-26-2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/422717-wesley-clark-on-trumps-syria-withdrawal-did-erdogan-blackmail-the-president Erdogan could have "stuff" on Jamal Khashoggi murder that implicates d j t In this day and age, nothing is impossible. If so, this would be final nail in trnp's coffin. Just saying from a fiction writer's point of view. 12-24-2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Totem-Novel-Jiang-Rong/dp/1594201560#reader_1594201560 I've only read the online sample, but this looks like an excellent novel, translated by the equally excellent Howard Goldblatt, who has also translated Nobel Laureate Mo Yan, especially Red Sorghum, one of my all time favorite novels. In the opening scene, the Japanese skin a Chinese man alive. Maybe not to your taste, but I can't help that. Incidentally, also agented by "Amy Tan's agent." km 12-23-2018
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-mattis/trump-annoyed-by-resignation-letter-pushes-out-mattis-early-idUSKCN1OM0HO A mercurial, bombastic, bullying prez who does whatever he wants whenever. God help us. 12-23-2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wolf-blitzer-stephen-miller-ranting_us_5c1c9dc8e4b0407e90792155 The one with the spray on hair. 12-22-2018
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Monday, December 17, 2018
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cnn-jake-tapper-shuts-down-susan-collins-attempt-to-spin-trump-hush-money-payments_us_5c168cb4e4b009b8aea8663c You can't buy time at the 11th hour. 12-17-2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
https://www.google.com/search?q=trump+and+ivanka&safe=active&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwij59P6sqLfAhUGrlkKHQ_zDxoQsAR6BAgBEAE&biw=864&bih=410 Posters of her are being sold even as we speak. What a load of corrupt, dirty people. 12-15-2018
BOOM--Ivanka TRump at MIDDLE of trmp inaugtn spending, negotiated rates at trmp hotel above market price and INDEED, it all violates EMOLUMENTS clause.
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/ivanka-s-name-comes-up-in-questions-about-trump-inaugural-funds-1398646851737 incoming moneys from MIDDLE EAST as well as outputs/expenses to few performers being investigated. Some asked to receive payment directly from donors. In the meantime, trmp's "dirty environment" Sec. Ryan Zinke is leaving, after doing a lot of damage. I am so impressed by the Reporters-- see Pro Publica article. 12-15-2918
Friday, December 14, 2018
http://www.junkaneko.com/artwork/textile-design-detail/channel/C76/#/0 I saw his Madame Butterfly 2 years ago at Kennedy Center, and the stage and costume design was out of this world, really added to and equaled the opera in intensity and quality. I especially liked the exhibit of his Heads in the hallway. Also the time lapse of the night (done electronically) which shows the light changing on the sea when Butterfly is waiting on that endless night for Pinkerton to arrive back. --also the costumes. Now it's as I thought, "I looked on line, and you can't find any dots on that scale," as I told my opera companion, RB, also my copy editor for Wolf. Thanks for coming and big thank you for special and memorable TREAT. Now I see on Kaneko's website, he hand-painted the dots on the fabric or on paper--as a design for fabric specially printed for costume shop. That's what I love about SUCCESS, you can get edgier and edgier and your studio gets bigger and bigger, and art work gets bigger and bolder too. Best for 2019, whatever kind of art you "dabble in" but if you are a true artist, no one ever "dabbles"--it is always make or break-- shin hylin shwe htee, thay hylin myay gyi "If I live, the golden umbrella, if I die the (brown) earth." KMK 12-14-2018
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/14/676375851/it-s-preventable-sandy-hook-parents-promote-app-for-reporting-school-threats The recent case of 14 yr old in Middle School! was prevented by a report. Perpetrator shot himself after gun battle with police. Advocate for GUN CONTROL. I hope Butina case lessons NRA power. km
Remember what Steve Bannon said, according to Michael Wolfe's book Fire and Fury: "The daughter will bring down the father."
https://www.inquisitr.com/5203511/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-running-the-white-house-as-chief-of-staff-resigns/ "Hope Hicks is his real daughter and Ivanka his real wife." What a disgusting bunch. 12-14-2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
MSNBC--Rachel Maddow--how it all ties together--This is the CLEAREST exposition I have heard--highly recommended
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9pC_81boPI Since it is all tied together, it will all come crashing down together. 12-13-2018
mel trmp's new blonde hair as her approval level plummets--looks like the witch her husband always talks about.
https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2018/12/13/melania-trump-has-a-new-blonde-look-and-twitter-has-thoughts-when-youre-growing-your-husband-a-new-toupee/23617172/ Buvanka also have the same colored hair. 12-13-2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-meadows-out-of-running-for-white-house-chief-of-staff-11544650204 They say buvanka and kush don't like him. trmp running out of candidates "we hire the best people."
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/11/675425269/trump-to-meet-with-chuck-and-nancy-expectations-are-low DISGUSTING in hse of trmp. I only like the red flower arrangement, that's all. 12-11-2018
https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2018/12/10/ivanka-trump-under-fire-for-photo-of-her-children-exploring-the-white-house-christmas-decorations/23614266/ she's a lump or bump of trump. Godspeed. RIP. 12-11-2018
Sunday, December 09, 2018
Saturday, December 08, 2018
https://www.amazon.com/Windup-Girl-Paolo-Bacigalupi/dp/1597801585 I am trying to decide from the opening pages whether I like it as much as Justin Cronin The Passage series or Game of Thrones or Drowned World, Flood, Ark or Death of Grass. I think probably Flood and Death of Grass are the most compelling, Game of Thrones, the first book with the best opening. Anyway, it's subjective as the agents like to say. km
Friday, December 07, 2018
Thursday, December 06, 2018
https://www.ted.com/talks/stewart_brand_the_dawn_of_de_extinction_are_you_ready/up-next?language=en#t-35415 You can nominate yourself for a TED Talk. However, no guarantee of a response. 12-6-2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/ Currently being trashed on Twitter.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrRzED2vOHA Moving ceremony, privileged to watch it live on TV this cold morning. Messages of hope, friendship, loyalty. Trmps sit stone-faced. 12-5-2018
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/japan-f18-c130-military-plane-crash-marine-corps-air-station-iwakuni-live-updates-today-2018-12-05/ Everything is a very dangerous process. 12-5-2018
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Monday, December 03, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxgUsy5uJ3g Probably live stream over now, but I did not see all of it either. 12-3-2018
Sunday, December 02, 2018
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-heffernan-crosi-cohen20181201-story.html I would say due to GREED, POWER, EGO, CONCEIT and bc they all thought they cld get away with it. This includes trmp and fam. WE WILL SEE. 12-2-2018
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/02/middleeast/jamal-khashoggi-whatsapp-messages-intl/index.html Isreali co. uses military grade hackware. Chilling. 12-2-2018
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-xi-jinping-trade-truce-g20_us_5c038e15e4b04fb21168c960 First he starts an ill advised or un-advised trade war--then he tries to save his ars** by declaring a 90 day truce. You can be sure somewhere out there there are US soybean farmers and pork breeders who hate trmp. They shld dump pork shit and spoiled beans in front of trmp tower and his golf properties, as he dumps sh** on country regularly. NO ONE WINS A TRADE WAR. Got that? "Very stable genius," Wharton grad. Founder of Fake Univ. 12-2-2018
Insein political detainees stage strike--shouting slogans https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/political-detainees-stage-loud-protest...
Refugee Mural in Silver Spring, MD -- Photo copyright Kyi May Kaung. Naomi Lazard is a wonderful, sensitive translator and poet. When re...
Merrick Garland says he will prosecute Jan 6 white supremacist insurrectionists. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/merr...
President Biden speaks out against Burmese coup--from Twitter NowThis @...