A think a few people really blew their fuses over this one.
This is pretty refined stuff, practically genteel, compared to the Pigasus action!
There seem to be two main schools of thought re: the Trump supporters, at least in the opeds of the New York Times. Nicholas Kristoff takes the line that the Trump backers like the ones he grew up with in Yamhill, Oregon are good people who have valid reasons for voting as they did. He addresses his readers as liberals who really don't know these people. In my case, that's nonsense. I know them very well. I have friends who grew up in that environment. Terry went to school with people like them in Tigard, Oregon, which was semi-rural then. He attends high school reunions, even. And we lived in Portland for ten years. I taught English to Mexican workers in rural Forest Hill, which was a really scary place for anyone who did not believe in total control over the immigrant population. In general, we are very aware of what small town and rural and semi-rural Oregon is like. Mostly, we don't care for it,which is why we live elsewhere. I think Kristoff has succumbed to nostalgia for his boyhood.
There is so much going on that it is impossible to keep up. I am very worried about how groups of people are being targeted for persecution and worse, but I think it's the Russian connection that will bring Trump down. If opponents want to harp on one thing, that seems to me to be the one that would be most effective.
As for me: I'm hanging in there: not feeling very good but glad that I'm being taken care of. Mary and Jim are coming by in a few minutes to bring us eggs from their hens, and also mulberries! I love mulberries!
Have a nice weekend, everyone.