Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday Evening Post for February 3rd, 2018: A Quiet Midwinter's Night Still in TrumpWorld

**This entry was posted February 3, 2018.**

On a winter's late afternoon outside the Northumberland, 2000 block New Hampshire Ave NW Washington, D.C., 4:50PM February 3, 2018.


Saturday late night.

This is just a short entry with a quick update.

In addition to finishing up multiple loads of laundry, I'm home watching the Me-TV Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night lineup that segues into the Sunday Red-Eye Sci-Fi lineup. Right now, I'm watching a Star Trek: The Original Series episode ("The Trouble with Tribbles"). Of note, I skipped the Svengoolie-hosted monster movie (the 1977 flick "Ants!"), since it was kind of gross.

I made it to the gym earlier today, although once again, I slept crazy late this Saturday -- not getting up until 4PM -- and because gym hours are limited on Saturday, I was only able to do an hour of weightlifting and a swim. That is, I had to skip the jog.

Once I have this entry and my Jukebox Saturday Night entry posted (the latter is already prepared), I'll fix some dinner.

Row houses 1400 block of W Street NW Washington, D.C., 4:53PM February 3, 2018.


Last night, I stayed late at work and then went to dinner at Baan Thai (back bar) and then met Fred at Trade and later I went to No. 9 before walking home. For tomorrow, my mom is coming into D.C. on the MARC train to Union Station. We're going to have lunch -- possibly at Thunder Grill, although the last time we went there and sat at the bar we had a bartender whose serve was abominably rude and I flat told him I wasn't tipping him and complained to the restaurant manager.

This was a real disappointment since I had previously really liked the place. The bartender was intentionally and inexplicably an a-hole.

The only issue is the weather: Rain, which is badly needed, is forecasted, but there is also a chance of sleet and freezing rain.

New York Times online headline February 3, 2018

OK, before I end this entry, I want to post a link to this New York Times article: Trump's Unparalleled War on a Pillar of Society: Law Enforcement.

It's quite a remarkable article. Here is just one paragraph (and set next to the cover of David Frum's topically-related new book):

The war between the president and the nation’s law enforcement apparatus is unlike anything America has seen in modern times. With a special counsel investigating whether his campaign collaborated with Russia in 2016 and whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in 2017, the president has engaged in a scorched-earth assault on the pillars of the criminal justice system in a way that no other occupant of the White House has done.

Oh, and here is Bill Maher's latest installment of "New Rules" on his Real Time show:

It's about Trump and his "Wall of Lies" he "vomits" on a daily basis -- and the "wall" in the dark and ugly hearts of his supporters.

The drawing at left is actually a screen capture of an image that appeared as part of Maher's closing "New Rules" monologue

OK, that's all for now. My next planned entry will be late Monday or early Tuesday.


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