Why is Michael Flynn running? Just click on the link below for a glimpse into the very near future, courtesy of an imaginative videographer.
Remember “Peter Pan?” – how Captain Hook was pursued by a crocodile, with a taste for pirate meat?
The crocodile had swallowed an alarm clock that emitted a familiar “tick-tock” – which gave Captain Hook a severe case of agità.
The man with orange hair can surely hear “tick-tock” every time another piece of evidence surfaces.
After that sickening evening in early November of 2016, I have been saying it would take 18 months before this man would self-destruct. He can’t last.
It takes time for the vestiges of justice of act, but the pieces are coming together.
Now the NYT is reporting that sly old Wilbur Ross has a few dollars invested in Russian interests. Or, as Trump would ask, what Russians?
Also, it is reported that special counsel Robert Mueller has enough evidence to indict former Trump hatchet man Michael Flynn.
In the background, you can hear the warbling of birds singing for their freedom.
If the office temp in the White House acts against Mueller, even the Republicans will be forced to respond.
It takes time.
In the meantime, please enjoy the video above, sent by a friend.
Instead of the crocodile, it stars the FBI.
(Just click the link. Well worth it.)
The faces will be familiar.
Welcome to World Cup 2022, the most absurd thing that the routinely absurd world of sports has ever produced.
Those extreme descriptions were what virtually the entire world, save for those who had walked off with bags of cash from Qatar, called the awarding of soccer’s greatest event to the incredibly tiny, incredibly wealthy country back in 2010.
Twelve years ago, many were convinced this event couldn’t possibly happen: staging the world’s biggest sporting event in a country the size of Connecticut, one with zero soccer culture and even less soccer infrastructure? The tournament couldn’t possibly take place in 120-degree heat, and FIFA, the governing body of soccer, most certainly wouldn’t upend football leagues around the world to change the traditional summer schedule, could it?
And, for God’s sake, what about the beer?
Those were just the logistical concerns. The moral concerns are far more distressing. FIFA, so busy paying lip service to equality, couldn’t possibly expect the world to embrace a country where you could go to prison for being gay, where women’s rights are severely curtailed and female victims of sexual assault could go to prison, charged with engaging in extramarital sex. And all those questions came before the global realization that the World Cup was being built on the backs of migrant labor: modern-day slaves held in Qatar with virtually no rights, low wages and no ability to leave. Migrants make up 90% of Qatar’s stated population of 3 million. The country’s native-born equal about 300,000, or roughly the size of Anaheim.
---Ann Killion, columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle.