Life imitates (bad) art

These days it often feels like we’re living in some strange science fiction or political thriller story. This stuff just can’t be happening. I have that feeling reading the accounts of the FBI’s search of the ex-President’s home and subsequent seizure of unauthorized classified documents. From CNN, here’s a list of what was found:

According to the search warrant receipt, federal agents seized:

  • 1 set of “top secret/SCI” documents
  • 4 sets of “top secret” documents
  • 3 sets of “secret” documents
  • 3 sets of “confidential” documents.

The warrant receipt didn’t detail what such classified documents were about.

From https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/12/politics/search-warrant-receipt-trump-fbi-maralago-key-lines/index.html

That is some serious stuff – mishandling TS/SCI classified info will get any normal US citizen hard time in a prison, years of it. We’ll see if any of this sticks to Teflon Don.

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In other news, the beating and stabbing of Salman Rushdie onstage at an author event in New York is sad. Rushdie is a great author and had the courage to stand up to Muslim extremists, the Arab world’s version of MAGA extremists. It seems one of them finally caught up with him.

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I’m worried that something is seriously wrong in my friend Robert Sommer’s life, as he hasn’t posted anything to his blog in two weeks. Robert is a prolific blogger and a bit of a polymath. I wish him well, whatever is keeping him away.

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McSweeney’s has totally captured my grill and smoker vibe. Hate to say it, but that guy is a lot like me.

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Texas politicians range from evil to despicable to crazy. From one of the crazies, “God wrote the Constitution”. So much for the Amendments….