THE PUBLIC EYE: Suspicions Confirmed, Woodward on Trump

Bob Burnett
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 01:51:00 PM

It's no solace, but the recent revelations about Donald Trump, and his Republican enablers, confirm our worst suspicions: Trump is a clear and present danger.

Of the new sources, Bob Woodward's Fear ( is the most illuminating.

1.Trump is incompetent: Woodward's book, coupled with the anonymous New York Times op-ed, "I am part of the resistance..." ( ), and Omarosa Manigault's tell all Unhinged ( ) paint a chilling picture of Trump's mental state. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Point of No Return

Jack Bragen
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 01:55:00 PM

When someone loses good health, it can be very tough to regain. This is true of both mental and physical health. In some instances, people lose their mental and/or physical health to the point where it isn't coming back. A lot of this has to do with age. When young, it is far more likely that you can bounce back from a health problem.

A doctor advised a relative to "stop and smell the roses." The advice was premature. That relative has gained a lot of ground after switching to another healthcare system.

If you are under 60, and if you have chronic health problems, it isn't necessarily too late, especially if you are able to sustain significant changes to how you take care of yourself. This conclusion is derived from what I have seen. -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Three cheers for Robert Mueller’s team

Ralph E. Stone
Sunday September 16, 2018 - 05:23:00 PM

Robert Mueller has made no public comment since he was named in 2017 to lead the Department of Justice investigation into Russian interference in last year's election and other matters. Instead, he has let his actions do the talking. -more-

SMITHEREENS: Reflections on Bits & Pieces

Gar Smith
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 02:05:00 PM

Pelosi's Power

In an email to constituents sent on September 9, Nancy Pelosi revealed her secret source of power:

What fuels each of us is different. Me, I run on ice cream for breakfast. Dark chocolate, two scoops, in a waffle cone.

This leaves me wondering what constitutes a "Pelosi power lunch"? Devils food cake and chocolate-chip cookies polished off with a Magnum Double Chocolate ice cream bar and a mocha espresso?

On the March

It was great fun to be part of the 30,000-strong crowd of climate marchers in SF on September 8. We spotted a lot of creative, handcrafted posters. My favorite read:

"It's not the heat. It's the stupidity." -more-