Asked about her role in supervising torture at a secret “black site” and in destroying the evidence later, Gina Haspel smiled sweetly and said “Goodness gracious, Dear, are you sure you want to ask that?”
Dan Embree: Well, since you wouldn’t fire them, they just quit. Private industry. Investments. Stuff with money. Cabinet too. Zinke’s selling land in Montana, Carson, furniture in California – you may have noticed that the Lincoln Bedroom is empty. Miller’s into loan-sharking.
Dan Embree: Locking Jared in the WH basement will relieve internal tension because Kelly and McMaster despise him as a twit with no military experience, and he despises them because they are losers who didn’t inherit apartment houses.
Dan Embree: The latest conundrum is that last year Trump signed a bill making it easier for crazy people to get guns. Now, when a crazy kid buys a gun and blows away 14 other kids, he says, ‘Well too bad, he was crazy.’
Dan Embree: The shootings in Parkland (like all such shootings, from Sandy Hook to Las Vegas) will send gun sales climbing as frightened citizens rush to protect themselves and will send gun stocks soaring as smug investors see opportunities to profit from the dead kids.
Dan Embree: My missile thing must be bigger! Longer! I want it painted red. And I want a golden carriage shaped like a pumpkin pulled by seven dwarfs like Caesar had! Pence?
Dan Embree: In a husky whisper, she murmurs, “The boss says y’all are gettin’ rowdy down here. He wants me to impose a little . . . “ she rubs the crop against the podium . . . “discipline.”
Dan Embree: When you’re pretending to be “working the phones”, you need some props. Scatter some folders around. Use video instead of stills. Scribble intensely on some paper while moving your lips.
Dan Embree: The county big-wigs all insisted on being included because when it comes to art, they are all hands-ons, stand-up guys.
Dan Embree: “That’s our guy!” cheered Big Luster Gufstafson, who noted that you were encouraging immigration from non-shithole countries like Norway.
Dan Embree: A genius move was to lure that fake writer, Michael Wolff, into the White House where he fell into your trap and dragged some staffers into it after him, confessing that they consider you child-like, mentally unstable, crazy, and stupid.
Dan Embree: Melba Thumper drove all the way to Albuquerque and stood in line before dawn to get a copy, and she’s been serving up snippets to her customers along with the beer. They’re almost all Trumpons, of course, but it’s easy to see they’re fascinated.
Dan Embree: I’m wondering why I got ten replies to a letter I didn’t send. I have several hypotheses. You could check the one that applies.