Norma Bates 
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Renowned ICE Lecturer (International Consultant on Everything). Performance Artiste. Bi-Partisan Trophy Escort. Nanny. One busy little beaver, I.

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Lolling, lounging and luxuriating in L.A.

Updated on March 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM

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Re: “Dumas: Reaction to Trump branding of press is overwrought

"You can't buy class or good taste."

So true, CBB.

Donald Trump's been and still is trying to buy his way into being welcomed and embraced by truly High Society in Manhattan (he's still Queens, sadly) and then in Palm Beach (they've detested him from Day One back in the mid-80s).

And the more they haven't, the pissed-er-offer he's gotten about it.

He is DETERMINED to be taken seriously before he dies. But his hollow "win" of the POTUS has only immediately exposed his (and his staff's) incompetence, blame-shifting, lying, delusional childishness pretending expertise and achievements that NONE of these people possess.

But they're in power for the moment. They're a THREAT. They MATTER. And By Golly . . . they're gonna make the most of it.

As soon as they find and figure out the light switches in the White House.

Posted by Norma Bates on 02/21/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Homeland Security details sweeping immigration enforcement plans

Wanna get rid of the disastrous Donald Trump and limit the damage? Turns out it's easy. (And yes, believe it or not, Mike Pence IS better, under the circumstances.)

Paul Abrams cuts to the chase.
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It is s very simple to have Trump remove himself from the presidency. It requires neither impeachment nor a finding of incapacity by the cabinet.

Indeed, it takes only one house of Congress, (perhaps only one committee?).

Subpoena his taxes.

I predicted early on that Trump would never, ever, under any condition, reveal his tax returns. His whole psychological edifice is based on his brand. Let's face it: what kind of moron sues for defamation because someone says his net worth is not X? (During the deposition in that case, Trump claimed his brand's value was based on how he was feeling that day).

His tax returns would reveal the truth. Resigning the presidency on principle, as he would spin it, is far less of an existential threat to his psyche than for the world to discover the narcissist's true net worth.

If either the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), or the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Rob Johnson (R-WI), were to open an investigation into Trump's likely abundant conflicts-of-interest, illegal leasehold, and emoluments clause violations, it would be impossible to do so without the tax returns.

Trump, of course, would fight the subpoenas, but he would have little chance of prevailing in court. Once the final determination were made that he had to produce his tax returns, Trump would resign the office, uttering some psychobabble about his belief in the Constitution (that he shows few signs of having read nor caring that he hasnt read it) and right to privacy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gettin…

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Norma Bates on 02/21/2017 at 9:47 AM

Re: “A presidential open line

"Trump's first month of travel expenses cost taxpayers less than what Obama spent in a year. Meanwhile, his budget proposal cuts programs for poor people."

"The three Mar-a-Lago getaways, combined with the hundreds of thousands of public dollars spent on Secret Service protection during two international trips Trump's adult sons have taken to promote their fathers business [GET THAT, RAZORBABIES? WE'RE NOW PAYING FOR THE TRUMPS' BUSINESS EXPENSES?], cost taxpayers about $11.3 million over the first months of Trump's presidency, according to the UK-based Independent. President Obama, by contrast, spent an average of $12.1 million on travel each year."

"It wasn't even a year ago that Trump was complaining about taxpayers 'paying a fortune for the use of Air Force One.'

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-first-mont…

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 02/21/2017 at 7:17 AM

Re: “A presidential open line

Guess who else knows everybody knows?

"Russia's psychological dossier on Trump reveals they're already nervous he'll be ousted."

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/russias-ps…

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 02/20/2017 at 8:46 PM

Re: “A presidential open line

Predicted two days ago. Noose. Tightening.

"Heres why Trumps Russia scandals could get much, much worse."

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/heres-why-…

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Posted by Norma Bates on 02/20/2017 at 8:42 PM

Re: “A presidential open line

"BUSTED: Trump attorney Michael Cohen caught giving conflicting statements about secret Ukraine deal."

Another word for "conflicting statements" is "lying."

"Michael Cohen, special counsel to the president and a longtime employee of the Trump Organization, admitted to the New York Times that he had delivered sealed plans for settling Russia's conflict with Ukraine to then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn."

Then Cohen said he DIDN'T deliver any sealed plans. (Because, if Trump knew about any of this, including Russia's interference in the U.S. elections to favor Trump, he's absolutely impeachable for treason.)

S-o-o . . . .

"Cohen's name comes up in an infamous dossier compiled by a former British spy on Trumps Russian ties."

"The dossier claims Cohen helped set up plans to pay off hackers and others involved in an alleged plot to interfere with the U.S. election and quickly move them underground in case Hillary Clinton won."

Trump knew, in other words. Everybody around him knows he knew. Their jobs and futures depend on circling the wagons and denying everything.

Meanwhile, housekeeping's vacuuming up clumps of orange hair in the White House living quarters and who's running the country? (Your Norma doesn't mean "over a cliff.")

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/busted-tru…

12 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 02/20/2017 at 8:33 PM

Re: “A presidential open line

"Because, Daphne, people are gullible. And stupid. And frightened. And irresponsible. Not us in show business: not your mother or me, or you - now that you've got five commercials on your resume and are are up for the adolescent ingenue lead in a Lifetime movie. But most people. And of course the other lesson is about men in general."
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"Seven key signs that Donald Trump knows nothing about economics: His vaunted expertise, like most of what he says, is BS."

"Although less headline-grabbing than Trump's over-the-top racist and nativist lies, this kick-off speech lie was probably the most telling, because it revealed such a deep ignorance about the core of his campaign - his supposed economic competence, in the name of which millions of people ignored all the other stuff. This wasn't just a simple lie, but a layered expression of profound ignorance."

http://www.salon.com/2017/02/20/seven-key-…
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"Are we all going to go broke and die, Aunt Norma?"

"Not show people, honey."

9 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Norma Bates on 02/20/2017 at 8:06 PM

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