At the Plum Line Paul Waldman cites data indicating that military expenditures on treatment of erectile dysfunctions are ten times greater than expenses on transgener issues.
He explains the distinction:
OK, but erectile dysfunction medication is critical to maintain unit cohesion.
In other news, Kenneth Starr resurfaces to give Donald Trump advice on proper behavior.
Recently, Aardvark and his posse have been yucking it up over Trump’s twitter war with Sessions—and how anguished the dispute makes Trump supporters, who first loved Sessions’ right-wing nativism, long before Trump had discovered birtherism.
Our discussions have touched on the appropriate use of the word Schadenfreude.
This from Hans—who has his own special tie to Sessions’ native state. The suggestion is that it is to be sung below Jeff Sessions’ balcony.
Torn between my two lovers, feeling like a fool
Still loving both of you is now against the rule.
You mustn’t think you failed me just because there’s someone else
You were the first real love I ever had
And all the things I ever said
I swear they are still true
For no one else can have the part of me I gave to you.
But now I have my Donald
You have to face it, Jeff.
There is a whole new menu,
I love a whole new chef.
“The President . . . shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”
United States Constitution.
For an interesting discussion see Sean Illig, President Trump is considering pardoning himself. I asked 15 experts if that’s legal.
For your reading pleasure, Jonathan Chait, Donald Trump: L’état, C’est Moi.
Mr. Sessions from Alabammer
Had a shitfaced grin while riding the tiger.
But they returned from the ride
With Mr. Sessions inside,
And the grin on the face of the tiger.