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Couldn’t resist after reading Frank Bruni’s New York Times op-ed,
Sarah Huckabee Sanders Makes the Heart Grow Fonder:

…she dwells without evident compunction in a gaudier fairyland of grander fictions. There’s no panic. No squeak. Just that repulsed expression, as if a foul odor had wafted in and she knew – just knew – that the culprit was CNN. …Sure, every administration indulges in self-serving narratives and laughable spin. But this administration takes both to perverse summits, and Sanders is its mountaineer extraordinaire.

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“Sarah Huckabee Sanders Offers to Lie for Free During Shutdown” – Satire from the Borowitz Report

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On the 78th anniversary of Gone with the Wind



(Location: St Mary’s Church, Braughing, Hertfordshire, UK)

I wonder if the green color was chosen as an intentional reference to Scarlett O’Hara.
















Foyle and Sam experience firsthand the danger posed by domestic government officials conducting shady deals with Russia.





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Like others before him who objected to Foyle’s necessary intrusion during an investigation, Bishop Wood might as well have saved his breath. Foyle shuts him down with a sharp rebuke and a hard stare.

If only members of the GOP who “have blocked, stonewalled, and rejected … basic requests to investigate, hold public hearings, and advance legislation” about Russian meddling could be made to see sense so easily.





Seems lawyers have dubbed the first working Monday in January after the holidays “Divorce Day“. Sadly, like Richard and Anna, many couples reach a crisis point in their relationship around this time of the year.


A little bird told me it’s National Bird Day today…




With award season around the corner, I wonder if anyone’s campaigning for “the coveted Michael Kitchen Award for the Most Watchable Performance in a Second-Rate Drama” (an honor first handed out 8 years ago today by Times critic, David Chater).


Looking back at 2017 in the rearview mirror and agreeing with Paul Krugman that although “Donald Trump has been every bit as horrible as one might have expected”, America Is Not Yet Lost.  So… to better days — and more from Michael Kitchen — in the new year ahead despite the formidable odds.



Color and mood befitting this Saturday spent in the warmth of SoCal.


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Grieving for the EPA and the planet. ****


Townsend goes over the books upon starting his new job as land agent.

Rare to feel sorry for the tax collector, but like Captain Townsend, the I.R.S will soon face a monumental task in implementing and enforcing misguided policies stemming from the ruling party’s unbelievable greed and utter disregard for the welfare of the less fortunate.


As serendipitous as Foyle knocking over a bag of tea into a basin of water!





Clever use of tea to service the plot with the added bonus of Foyle shown in a moment of carelessness. Nothing careless, though, about Michael Kitchen’s smooth, articulate motions throughout this scene.


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Random moments of beauty from All Clear.


Decency: 49.9%    Evil: 48.4%     Trump and GOP humiliation: 100%


Thank heaven for … Alabama?


It’s a sad state of affairs when fan fiction is created not around dramatic shots like this, but around projections for an egregious tax bill.




During his appearance before the congressional committee yesterday, I’m sure Trump Jr. spoke as truthfully about his family’s dealings with Russia as Marion Greenwood did about her relationship with William Messinger.


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June 7, 2014: I miss the lighter side of Foyle.

December 3, 2017: I miss the lighter side of being an American citizen.


Robert Mueller III is our real-life Foyle right now, a tenacious and tight-lipped investigator. “Mueller has moved so swiftly that it has left Trump’s team grasping for answers about how far the probe might ultimately reach.” (The Washington Post, Dec. 1, 2017)

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I wish we could say the same for the POTUS. Thousands of “psychiatrists warn about Trump’s mental state“.