Why was James Comey hiding in the curtains of the White House? In spite of such skillful camouflage, President Trump spotted him: "Oh, and there's Jim!" Will the former FBI Director soon be coming out to try to take down Trump? We speculate on Comey's next moves, review the latest rounds of anonymous leaks, and puzzle over Robert Mueller's recent appointment as "special counsel" to investigate "Russian interference" in the 2016 elections. Speaking of Russia, we review the dark atmospherics of ongoing media propaganda, which offer expertly rendered hints of possible malfeasance -- but yet, even still, no tangible evidence. Might we be watching, in all this, a prolonged Film Noir without any actual Noir? Meanwhile, President Trump goes to Saudi Arabia, receives a warm welcome, and proceeds to challenge the Middle East on "Islamic extremism." Also, Anthony Weiner pleads guilty. Might go to jail. Plus, our vignettes on Bugs Bunny, the character in the curtains, and the undeniable "cool" of Conservative Counterculture. With Listener Calls & Music via the Sneaker Pimps, Social Distortion and Junior Brown.
May 21, 2017