I am quite certain that I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. I once had tremendous respect for New York’s former mayor, Rudy Giuliani. Nothing can or should take away from the fact that he, more than any other single person in the U.S., brought calm in a stormy sea, brought reason into chaos, and earned the respect of New Yorkers in the days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. His was the voice of reason, he was the one who said, “Calm down … BREATHE … we can do this … we can get through this. Yes, we have been hurt, but … we are NEW YORKERS and we will be okay.” Nothing can take that away. However, at some point between September 11th 2001 and August 19th 2018, the man lost his bloody marbles!!!
Giuliani frequently appears on the Sunday morning news shows to lie for defend Donald Trump, and yesterday was no exception. Appearing on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Giuliani proved once again that “Yes, I am an idiot”. After a question from Todd regarding the Mueller investigation …
“No, it isn’t truth! Truth isn’t truth!”
Say … huh??? Truth isn’t truth? Kellyanne warned us some 19 months ago that there would be alternative facts, and later she even proved there is an alternative history, when she spoke of the “Bowling Green Massacre” that never happened. So, it follows that if there are alternative facts, and alternative history, there must also be an alternative language, right? Up is down. Black is white. Left is right. Candy is healthy, and broccoli will cause your teeth to rot. Truth is lies and lies are truth. Donald Trump is wonderful, and Barack Obama was a lying, dirty scoundrel who was born in Kenya. Applause, applause, applause …
They had fun with this on Twitter, of course …
And then, naturally, Andy Borowitz writing for the New Yorker got in on the act …
Putin Reportedly Close to Firing Giuliani
MOSCOW (The Borowitz Report)—Vladimir Putin is reportedly “very close” to firing Rudolph Giuliani as Donald J. Trump’s attorney, a source close to the Russian President confirmed on Monday.
According to the source, Putin allowed Trump to hire Giuliani in the first place because “it’s important to let Trump think that he has some autonomy from time to time,” but now the Russian President has apparently determined that “enough is enough.”
Over the next few days, the source indicated, Putin is likely to replace Giuliani with a handpicked successor, Arkady Lubetkin, a criminal-defense attorney who has represented several prominent Russian Mob figures.
After hearing anecdotal reports of Giuliani’s appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Putin initially theorized that the nonsensical nature of Giuliani’s utterances had to be chalked up to “an error in translation,” the source said.
After reading an official transcript of Giuliani’s statements, however, the Russian President was apparently “flabbergasted.”
“Pravda is not pravda?” Putin reportedly said. “What is this bullshit?”
Today, Giuliani attempted to extricate himself from his own words …
“My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic “he said,she said” puzzle. Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t.”
Sometimes it is best just to learn when to keep one’s mouth shut, Rudy.
It is rather a sad statement on our present situation that 99.5% of our humour comes from our own government. Equally sad when a man who was once a hero is now a laughingstock.