by John Walters
Suddenly Absent Trump (S.A.T.)
The headline grabber from the leaked copies of Mary Trump’s memoir is that her uncle paid someone to take his SAT test in his stead. Is every news outlet searching for this phantom test-taker now?
The first rule of Trump is, If he’s speaking, he’s lying.
The second rule of Trump is, If he’s accusing someone of something, he likely already did it himself. Hence, while he spent four years as a private citizen accusing President Obama of not having been born in the United States (in short: that he was a fraud), it was of course Trump who was the fraud as an Ivy League student the entire time.
Is anyone the least bit surprised? Of course not.
Catch A Wave!
There’s only one wave everyone’s riding this summer and here it is above…
Maybe it’s time people begin listening to the scientists? Remember the ones who were saying, when the country was still only double digits in deaths, that we might have as many as 100,000 deaths without social distancing or closing down or wearing masks? Now those same dudes are saying we’ll get to 200,000 deaths by November if we reopen schools and don’t wear masks, etc.
For now, Donald and Mike and the Florida guv don’t seem to care. They still see the virus as a Democrat tool of insurgence. It’s just a virus. Or, as Donald famously said, “Some call it a virus, which it is. Others call it the flu.”
This is the leader of the most powerful country on Earth. Not the smartest country, mind you. Not by a long shot.
Eyes On The Road*
*The judges will also accept “Remains To Be Seen”
In St. Petersburg, Florida, someone out for a run discovered a decomposing human head on the side of the road. Where’s the rest of him/her?
Not much else to say about this except, yeah, Florida.
Bob Costas, Once Again Making Sense
I really miss having Bob Costas share his wisdom on air more frequently (this may be why I occasionally pepper him with emails). Listen to him talking to CNN’s Michael Smerconish about the expectations people have about sports “returning to normal.”
Here’s a gem from Costas near the end of the interview about the extremist views regarding kneeling during the anthem: “At the extremes I don’t think that agreement or support is enough for some people. You can be indicted for insufficient affirmation in this atmosphere.”