Sunday evening August 12, 2018

It's been a long time since I binge-watched a TV series but with thunderstorms all day yesterday I stumbled upon a British series broadcast on EPIX On Demand - called Deep State. Set in present day this is another series about government corruption with references to Trump as a President who tweets like a teenage girl and other humorous comments.

You really have to like the characters and the story line to watch so many episodes back to back but I enjoyed them all - finishing a little while ago. It's always interesting when the good guys figure out a way to keep things in check at the end of the series but are far from resolving the issues which as we know never will reach resolution until the reality series we call our lives - gets canceled [Fade to Black - It's a Wrap.] The show has been picked up and will return next year as will I.

Humans are programmed for money and power as they believe that creates freedom and on many levels it does but usually it comes with a price and collateral damage.

Speaking of corruption - Omarosa is back in the public eye to promote her new book "Unhinged" - and like her former boss her information is filled with discrepancies. She does make certain points about Trump's ability to run the country in a professional way but then again no one could handle that job and do it without secrets and lies. Omarosa's energies are as you read them - sneaky and self-serving. I was not the least bit surprised she recorded meetings with John Kelly and Trump with more drama to come until her storyline fades into the woodwork ... not be picked up for another season. Trust no one. More diversions.

CNN's new poll has very little good news for Donald Trump on Russia   CNN - August 14, 2018

White House paranoia deepens after Omarosa tapes   CNN - August 14, 2018

Deep State refers to ... a political situation in a country when an internal organ ("deep state"), such as the armed forces or public authorities (intelligence agencies, police, secret police, administrative agencies, and branches of government bureaucracy), does not respond to the civilian political leadership. Read more ...

Sunday in DC today - "Unite to Right" Rally - Thankfully things were basically peaceful with lots of people breathing a sigh of relief. Weather played a part in wrapping up the protests so quickly.

White nationalists dwarfed by crowds of counter-protesters in Washington   CNN - August 12, 2018

Kellyanne Conway struggles to name African-Americans in White House   CNN - August 12, 2018