John Dean: Trump has set quite the trap for himself with lawsuit against Facebook and Twitter

US President Donald Trump visits the American Cemetery of Suresnes, outside Paris, on November 11, 2018 as part of Veterans Day and the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. (Photo by CHRISTIAN HARTMANN / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Why are we not surprised by this?. The theater continues but the stakes are actually high for the country.~ fls, editor

Donald Trump is a different kind of beast. It’s been clear for some time that he’s completely untethered from the truth, and that his army of sycophants is dutifully orbiting Planet Bullshit right along with him. Trump tends to engage with the truth the same way he addressed COVID-19: just ignore it, the thinking goes, and it will disappear on its own. Or, like mixed vegetables, you can hide it in your hulking mound of mashed potato lies so your gape-mouthed troglodyte horde will never even know it’s there.

I sometimes wonder what it feels like to have no shame and absolutely no fealty to the truth. I don’t know about you, but I’d sure like to bask in Walter Mitty-like fantasies about myself—like how I’ve won prestigious-sounding, decidedly nonexistent awards and how Madonna was begging to date me at the height of her fame—but I’m constrained by consensus reality and the fact that I didn’t inherit $413 million from my dad.

Well, as COVID-19 proved to Trump that there’s also a limit to his lies, his latest cranial methane blast may end up being a comeuppance as well.

You probably saw that Donald Trump has decided to sue Facebook, Twitter, and Google for supposedly violating his First Amendment rights … by enforcing their own terms of service. As lawsuits go, this one is pretty embarrassing. If lawsuits could walk up stairs with toilet paper stuck to the bottom of their shoes while their flaccid, flaxen shocks of corn husk hair decamped from their helmetless Darth Vader heads, that’s what this cosmic yak shart of a lawsuit would be doing right now. 

Unfortunately for Trump, lawsuits trigger depositions, and it’s very unlikely that he’ll want to sit for another one of these—especially since his Twitter and Facebook bans were directly tied to his actions on Jan. 6.

For the nontweeters:

This is the dumbest thing Trump has ever done. It’s wonderful. I remind you from personal experience that when you sue somebody you have to give a multi-day deposition on anything relevant to the topic … in this case, like your role inspiring the 1/6 Coup

Not to be outdone, John Dean, the former White House counsel who famously flipped on Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, quoted Olbermann’s tweet, making it clear that he’s very much looking forward to Trump’s deposition

TRUMP, BIDEN AND The Bible

What we have gotten rid of. This was posted in Facebook 3 years ago. Now look at how far we’ve come!

Children in cages. 2018. BORDER WITH MEXICO.

WHAT WOULD THE MAN BELOW SAY?

[2018] JUST FINISHED LISTENING to a CD read- through of the New Testament for the 3rd time in 15 years. Wanted to be sure to have it straight. SO, DEEP SOUTH FRIENDS (many, not all), especially those who sing in church: Please explain to me how you support an administration that Does, much less allows to be done, what is happening to Children all along the border if you support your President? (he’s not Mine). What kind of country has this become? and, you knew this was coming, What would JESUS say? You KNOW the answer.

NOTE AGAIN THAT THIS WAS POSTED IN FACEBOOK 3 YEARS AGO, 2018, YR. 2 OF ‘THE DARK AGE’. SO IT’S A PERIOD PIECE. A FEW READERS WERE RIGHTLY CONFUSED. MY FAULT. BUT NOW, 2021, I NEED TO LISTEN TO THE BIBLE — OR PARTS OF IT–(THE WHOLE AUDIO IS IN MY CELLPHONE) AGAIN.

UNCLE JOE/ PREZ B. WOULD WANT IT THAT WAY. BTW: HE ATTENDS THE CHURCH WHERE MY GRANDFATHER, GRANDMOTHER AND FATHER ARE BURIED. ST. JOSEPH’S ON THE BRANDYWINE, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. BIDEN’S FATHER AND SON ARE BURIED THERE, TOO (MAYBE I’LL END UP THERE ONE DAY IN THE NOT-TOO-SOON FUTURE MYSELF  🙂