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Trip cancelled due to Stormy weather?

From TheHill.com: Melanie Trump hasn't made a public statement since The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen made a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election to stay quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

 

So ... maybe ... this is the public statement?

 

The first lady's spokeswoman told CNN that Melania will skip the trip over "scheduling and logistical issues," but, c'mon, she's not exactly Eleanor Roosevelt. How busy is she, really?

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From TheHill.com: Melanie Trump hasn't made a public statement since The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen made a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election to stay quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

 

So ... maybe ... this is the public statement?

 

The first lady's spokeswoman told CNN that Melania will skip the trip over "scheduling and logistical issues," but, c'mon, she's not exactly Eleanor Roosevelt. How busy is she, really?

 

They are having a Huge shoe Sale at Bergdorf's that she MUST attend !

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They are having a Huge shoe Sale at Bergdorf's that she MUST attend !

 

Buy shoes on SALE ?!?!

Pffft

 

 

I would say that it is more likely that Barron’s class is having a bake sale to raise funds for a class butler and FLOTUS will be back at the homestead whipping up snickerdoodles and Rice Krispie bars.

 

(Cheap shot, I know. I feel badly about it already)

 

Meanwhile , in Davos, security is so tight there won’t be a POTus to piss on.

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Buy shoes on SALE ?!?!

Pffft

 

I would say that it is more likely that Barron’s class is having a bake sale to raise funds for a class butler and FLOTUS will be back at the homestead whipping up snickerdoodles and Rice Krispie bars.

 

(Cheap shot, I know. I feel badly about it already)

 

Cooking ? Pffffft ! :p

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The first lady's spokeswoman told CNN that Melania will skip the trip over "scheduling and logistical issues," but, c'mon, she's not exactly Eleanor Roosevelt. How busy is she, really?

 

Mrs. Roosevelt was not a particularly impressive mother. One of her sons and family once lived in Framingham MA. She did visit at least once. But Mrs. Roosevelt left before Franklin Roosevelt scheduled train visit to downtown Framingham.

 

I doubt that Melania enjoys family visits from her step children especially the idiot sons: Eric and Donald Jr. She seems like a good mom to her son.

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I would say that it is more likely that Barron’s class is having a bake sale to raise funds for a class butler and FLOTUS will be back at the homestead whipping up snickerdoodles and Rice Krispie bars.

 

Davos is not a long trip from Slovenia. I doubt she has read "The Magic Mountain" set in Davos but I may be underestimating her.

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Mrs. Roosevelt was not a particularly impressive mother.

Now, @WilliamM, you know my remark was about Mrs. Roosevelt's busy itinerary as First Lady, the jam-packed schedule, the constant travel to be FDR's "eyes and ears," the tireless advocacy for the underprivileged and the oppressed ... as opposed to Melania filling her days as First Lady with, uh ... what exactly?

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Now, @WilliamM, you know my remark was about Mrs. Roosevelt's busy itinerary as First Lady, the jam-packed schedule, the constant travel to be FDR's "eyes and ears," the tireless advocacy for the underprivileged and the oppressed ... as opposed to Melania filling her days as First Lady with, uh ... what exactly?

 

I remember Mrs. Roosevelt -- still in college when she died. Yes she was easily our greatest first lady and I liked her very much from a distance. Her son no longer lived in Framingham when I was growing up.

 

In her era many rich parents were not particularly involved in their children's lives.

 

Mrs. Roosevelt was interested in her children and grandchildren but they were far from the center of her life.

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In later years, Mrs. Roosevelt agreed with her children's estimation that she was not a very good mother when they were growing up. As an adult, her daughter Anna finally did become close to her mother, as she came to understand the family dynamics that had made Eleanor a failure at mothering young children. Her sons always felt much closer to their father than to her.

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Melania today suddenly cancelled her plans to travel with President* Shithole to the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this week.

 

Trip cancelled due to Stormy weather?

 

http://ew.com/tv/2018/01/21/snl-weekend-update-trump-stormy-daniels/

 

I love the title!

 

Sounds like something out of the New York Post cover!

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Get the sense that the press has picked up a whiff (or is that a stench?) of marital discord? ...

CNN, January 23: Donald and Melania Trump marked 13 years of marriage on Monday, but signs of a celebration were conspicuously absent... The first couple exchanged no public notes of endearment. The day came and went with no tweets, no Instagrams, no mention of a private dinner on the President's schedule. And then in the evening, it was announced that the First Lady would no longer be joining the President on his trip to Davos, Switzerland.

 

PEOPLE, January 23: Where were the cutesy tweets from Melania and Donald Trump on their 13th wedding anniversary? ... Mrs. Trump’s most recent tweet came on another commemorative day — the one-year anniversary of her husband’s inauguration. It included a photo of herself — notably not with her husband, but with a military escort.

 

Newsweek, January 23: On Wedding Anniversary, Melania Trump Cancels Trip With President to Davos ... On January 12, The Wall Street Journal reported that former adult-film star Stephanie Clifford—known by the stage name Stormy Daniels—had an affair with Donald Trump ... Last week, In Touch magazine published Clifford’s 2011 account of the affair, which had been held from publication after Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen threatened to sue. Cohen denies Trump had any relationship with Clifford. Yet in October 2016, he sealed a $130,000 deal with Clifford not to talk about the affair before the election, according to The Wall Street Journal. The affair is alleged to have happened four months after Melania Trump gave birth to the couple’s son.

 

Following the initial report, the first lady traveled with Trump to Mar-a-Lago the weekend of the 13th [but] was not seen with Trump at either of two dinners he hosted while he was there.

 

The Washington Post, January 23: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump marked their 13th wedding anniversary Monday — but the couple can hardly be accused of TMI levels of gushing ... The lack of public schmoopy-ness is in contrast to the former first couple’s: Former first lady Michelle Obama Instagrammed a flower delivery and handwritten note from her husband marking her 54th birthday. “You’re my best friend, biggest fan, and getting notes and flowers from you will never get old,” she wrote.

 

Of course, casting a shadow over the Trump’s anniversary is the much-buzzed-about allegation by porn star Stormy Daniels that Trump had an affair with her just months after Melania had given birth to the couple’s son. Unclear what’s in these tea leaves: Melania Trump’s last social media post was Jan. 20, the first anniversary of her husband’s inauguration.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 23: The First Couple marked their 13th wedding anniversary on Monday — but you’d never know it from the Twitterverse. Publicly, neither made a peep about it. Or, for that matter, a tweet. It’s noteworthy since Donald Trump uses social media to express anything and everything that’s on his mind. But it appears that waxing poetic with public displays of affection is not a notion swirling around his 71-year-old gray matter.

 

The President did launch some social-media salvos on Jan. 22, including one to diss Democrats: “Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown,” 45 tweeted. Which would have been a perfectly cute and romantic segue into a tweet about a big day at home with the Mrs. But no.

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Get the sense that the press has picked up a whiff (or is that a stench?) of marital discord? ...

CNN, January 23: Donald and Melania Trump marked 13 years of marriage on Monday, but signs of a celebration were conspicuously absent... The first couple exchanged no public notes of endearment. The day came and went with no tweets, no Instagrams, no mention of a private dinner on the President's schedule. And then in the evening, it was announced that the First Lady would no longer be joining the President on his trip to Davos, Switzerland.

 

PEOPLE, January 23: Where were the cutesy tweets from Melania and Donald Trump on their 13th wedding anniversary? ... Mrs. Trump’s most recent tweet came on another commemorative day — the one-year anniversary of her husband’s inauguration. It included a photo of herself — notably not with her husband, but with a military escort.

 

Newsweek, January 23: On Wedding Anniversary, Melania Trump Cancels Trip With President to Davos ... On January 12, The Wall Street Journal reported that former adult-film star Stephanie Clifford—known by the stage name Stormy Daniels—had an affair with Donald Trump ... Last week, In Touch magazine published Clifford’s 2011 account of the affair, which had been held from publication after Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen threatened to sue. Cohen denies Trump had any relationship with Clifford. Yet in October 2016, he sealed a $130,000 deal with Clifford not to talk about the affair before the election, according to The Wall Street Journal. The affair is alleged to have happened four months after Melania Trump gave birth to the couple’s son.

 

Following the initial report, the first lady traveled with Trump to Mar-a-Lago the weekend of the 13th [but] was not seen with Trump at either of two dinners he hosted while he was there.

 

The Washington Post, January 23: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump marked their 13th wedding anniversary Monday — but the couple can hardly be accused of TMI levels of gushing ... The lack of public schmoopy-ness is in contrast to the former first couple’s: Former first lady Michelle Obama Instagrammed a flower delivery and handwritten note from her husband marking her 54th birthday. “You’re my best friend, biggest fan, and getting notes and flowers from you will never get old,” she wrote.

 

Of course, casting a shadow over the Trump’s anniversary is the much-buzzed-about allegation by porn star Stormy Daniels that Trump had an affair with her just months after Melania had given birth to the couple’s son. Unclear what’s in these tea leaves: Melania Trump’s last social media post was Jan. 20, the first anniversary of her husband’s inauguration.

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 23: The First Couple marked their 13th wedding anniversary on Monday — but you’d never know it from the Twitterverse. Publicly, neither made a peep about it. Or, for that matter, a tweet. It’s noteworthy since Donald Trump uses social media to express anything and everything that’s on his mind. But it appears that waxing poetic with public displays of affection is not a notion swirling around his 71-year-old gray matter.

 

The President did launch some social-media salvos on Jan. 22, including one to diss Democrats: “Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown,” 45 tweeted. Which would have been a perfectly cute and romantic segue into a tweet about a big day at home with the Mrs. But no.

 

 

Guess it's just UNLUCKY 13 for Melania? You can tell she's just OVER IT ! Trump can only be romantic with hookers... you know how he loves a Power Play ?

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One of the WH maids says she opened one a them big ol two door closets and saw the boss sniffin some pink silk panties with "Stormy Showers" stamped on em.

Really, Shuck, I'da thought yo daddy woulda told ya not to spread gossip like that, except when y'all are talking with other members of the church choir. This forum is not Lil'Rock!

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Quite the entourage...:eek:

And this is only the official list of those that's he's announced. Can you imagine what the complete list looks like?

Your tax dollars at work...

(Reuters) - Following is a list of U.S. government officials scheduled to attend an annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 23-26, the White House said on Thursday:

 

 

President Donald Trump

 

Travelling with Trump, but not part of the presidential delegation:

 

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

 

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster

 

Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn

 

Other members of the White House staff

 

 

 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will lead the presidential delegation, which also includes:

 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

 

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

 

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta

 

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao

 

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

 

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

 

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

 

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Thomas Bossert

 

Assistant and senior adviser to the President Jared Kushner

 

Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Mark Green

 

Commissioner of Food and Drugs Scott Gottlieb

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Quite the entourage...:eek:

And this is only the official list of those that's he's announced. Can you imagine what the complete list looks like?

Your tax dollars at work...

(Reuters) - Following is a list of U.S. government officials scheduled to attend an annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, from Jan. 23-26, the White House said on Thursday:

 

 

President Donald Trump

 

Travelling with Trump, but not part of the presidential delegation:

 

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

 

White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster

 

Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn

 

Other members of the White House staff

 

 

 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will lead the presidential delegation, which also includes:

 

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

 

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

 

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta

 

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao

 

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

 

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

 

United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer

 

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Thomas Bossert

 

Assistant and senior adviser to the President Jared Kushner

 

Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Mark Green

 

Commissioner of Food and Drugs Scott Gottlieb

 

As I look at it from the side of the White House staff, it's a good move. They should take enough people to be sure that Trump is never left on his own at any time 24/7. In that environment just an instant of activity from that manure-spreader under his nose could blow the entire scam.

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I do not know if German author Thomas Mann received the Nobel Prime in Literature for "The Magic Mountain." He is best known for "Death in Venice."

 

"The Magic Mountain" is a masterpiece about a visit to a cousin in a sanitarium that lasts many years and ends in the fields of the First World War. It could have been titled "The Dangerous Lure of Davos."

 

The New Yorker:

 

 

A decade ago, when Pius App retired from the banking-software company he had founded in Davos, Switzerland, the Hotel Schatzalp, which sits on a sunny plateau a thousand feet above the that city’s ticky-tacky downtown, was on the brink of ruin. The building—an imposing Jugendstil manse, constructed as a state-of-the-art sanatorium at the turn of the twentieth century and reachable only by foot or funicular—had been in decline ever since an antibiotic cure for tuberculosis was discovered. “I always liked this place,” said App, looking around at the grand building, which was converted to a hotel in the fifties. “We decided to try to save it.”

 

App, who is hale and good-humored, knew that he would get to put his engineering degree to use dealing with antiquated electrical systems and the property’s old-fashioned ski lift. What he didn’t realize was that a literary degree would have been helpful, too. The Schatzalp is the only sanatorium mentioned by its real name in Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain.” In the novel’s opening pages, it is described as “the highest of the sanatoriums,” built so far up the mountain that “they have to bring their bodies down on bobsleds, in the winter.” Each year, the hotel draws a small but dogged cohort of “Magic Mountain” pilgrims.

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As I look at it from the side of the White House staff, it's a good move. They should take enough people to be sure that Trump is never left on his own at any time 24/7. In that environment just an instant of activity from that manure-spreader under his nose could blow the entire scam.

I agree, but for different reasons. International summits are where things get done, or at least the seeds for them are sown. Nevertheless there is a persistent domestic stream of resentment (here, at least, and I assume in the US) that any money is spent on them. Whether I like our national leadership or not, I don't begrudge them sending whoever they think they need to those meetings. Whether it's the US president and an entourage that would have done Caesar proud going to Davos or the Australian foreign minister going to the UN or elsewhere several times a year with staffers, in the grand scheme of things, in the national budget, it's pennies.

 

(After MH17 when Australia was a member of the Security Council, our FM was in New York for a series of debates and with the Netherlands helped push the debate there, and in addition RAAF aircraft were deployed to Ukraine at considerable cost. Australia was front and centre in the UN debates and the RAAF was in the news coverage with the RNlAF in the recovery of remains to the Netherlands. Small but not unimportant expenditure.)

 

International diplomacy is neither window dressing nor vanity (usually).

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As I look at it from the side of the White House staff, it's a good move. They should take enough people to be sure that Trump is never left on his own at any time 24/7. In that environment just an instant of activity from that manure-spreader under his nose could blow the entire scam.

 

Well it's being reported that there will be a record number of Russians there also... (off the record of course) for he and his entourage to consult with. And God knows that pretty boy Jared needs Russian help with his 666 property.

the greatest beauty is

Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things,

the divine beauty of the universe.

Love that, not man apart from that,

or else you will share man’s pitiful confusions,

or drown in despair when his days darken."

 

- Robinson Jeffers

 

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