The REXon Valdez

June 29, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

It appears that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had himself a snot nosed walleyed his fit at the White House in front of a crowd that included Reince Priebus, Jared Kuchner, Tillerson’s Chief of Staff Margaret Peterlin.

Tillerson exploded over issues that had been building for months.  The straw that broke the camel’s back was Johnny DeStefano, a political operative for Trump, telling Tillerson who he could and could not hire at the State Department.

Tillerson also complained that the White House was leaking damaging information about him to the news media, according to a person familiar with the meeting. Above all, he made clear that he did not want DeStefano’s office to “have any role in staffing” and “expressed frustration that anybody would know better” than he about who should work in his department — particularly after the president had promised him autonomy to make his own decisions and hires, according to a senior White House aide familiar with the conversation.

Yeah, well, we all know that the president’s promises are biodegradable.

Tillerson, who I imagine is pretty much used to getting his way, decided that maybe the president’s young and inexperienced crew might respond to hollering and promises to get a switch off the willow tree in the backyard.

They didn’t.

Kushner, who has cornered the market on gall, reportedly told Tillerson’s chief of staff that his “outburst was completely unprofessional.”

Oh, I imagine that Tillerson is going to have something to say about that, don’t you?

Screw Mika and Trump – this is the fight I want to watch.


Padding Your Resume the Ivanka Way

April 25, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

The new State Department spokeswoman is Heather Nauert of Fox and Friends fame.

If I didn’t think he’s probably Dick Cheney with better hair, I’d feel real bad for Rex Tillerson.  It’s obvious that they are not letting him run the State Department and now they named his spokeswoman based on her amazing foreign policy experience ….

During the controversy over Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, Nauert tweeted out her support for the brand in spite of “liberal pressure,” and included a photograph of herself wearing the brand’s items.

Well, I guess I’m being harsh. Ivanka’s clothing line is made in some foreign place, so that counts.

Thanks to Rudie for the heads up.

Yet Another Break from Common Decency

January 05, 2017 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Cheeto Jesus has done it again.  I know, I know, we keep saying unprecedented, but in yet another unprecedented move, CJ has ordered ALL foreign ambassadors, regardless of current foreign negotiations or personal family situations, to abandon their posts no later than, uh…urp, inauguration day.  Even though new ambassadors may take MONTHS to confirm, posts in key countries like the UK, Germany, Russia, and others will be empty on January 20th.  The State Department, during both Democratic and Republican administrations, has always carefully managed transitions between ambassadors, especially when there are sensitive negotiations and personal family issues at play.  Not so with incoming tyrant, His Orangeness, Cheeto Jesus.  He’s ordering ALL diplomatic posts to be abandoned day one regardless of circumstance.  With each passing day, CJ is proving himself not just to be an ignorant, arrogant ass (sorry, Momma), but intentionally weakening the US’s influence around the world.  If I didn’t know better, I would be thinking that he’s trying to hand world power over the V. Putin and the Bolsheviks in Moscow.

Oh, wait…