I get a kick out of what Michael Moore, lefty documentary film-maker, said to Megyn Kelly, right-wing Fox broadcaster, re Trump's refusal to participate in the Republican debate if she, Kelly, served as one of the moderators, which she will.
Moore congratulated Kelly thus:
You have done something that Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rubio, Cruz, none of them have been able to do — which is to essentially frighten him, make him run, shut him down.
On the WGBH talk show she hosts with Jim Braude, Margery Eagan chortled about Trump withering at the thought of facing a hot smart blonde. Worth noting that Eagan, a liberal, couldn't disagree more with Kelly about most everything, which didn't stop her from saluting a fellow female journalist for scaring the testes out of Donald, the idea being that what garlic does to vampires is what the likes of an opponent like Kelly does to the likes of Trump.
Me, for what it's worth, I prefer Rachel Maddow. And it's not for her looks, which are just fine, but for the combo of her smarts, information, and humor. Not sure what to say about it except that it's interesting, isn't it, that these ideologically opposed networks, FOX and MSNBC, are represented by women, have women on their mastheads, as it were, like ships: glamorous bare-armed, blonde Kelly v. dully clothed but even smarter and no less beautiful Maddow.
Trump shriveling at the thought of Kelly is joyous. But this is even better, this is justice at last:
“The armed occupiers have been given ample opportunities to leave,” said Greg Bretzing, the F.B.I. special agent in charge for Oregon. “Instead these individuals have chosen to threaten and intimidate the America they profess to love, and through their criminal actions to bring these consequences upon themselves.”
("Oregon Protesters Urged to Leave After Ammon Bundy Arrest," NY Times 1/28/16)
I've had my doubts along the way but conclude the feds have played it right. They gave Bundy and his crew plenty of time, during which the national uprising on their behalf that Bundy et al hoped for didn't happen. May Bundy and his ilk either get de hell outta town quick or enjoy the time in stir they richly deserve.