“Watching Trump accept the nomination of the Republican Party in the people’s house during a pandemic he exacerbated was like watching Michael Corleone swear a sacred oath while his underlings settled scores across the city.” — from “Truth, Justice, and a World Without Trump,” a 9.3 Atlantic piece by Jim Carrey.

Okay, but comparing Donald Trump in any way, shape or form to the eternal idea of Michael Corleone is a form of flattery. Both are cold-hearted bastards and sociopathic killers, agreed, but Corleone is miles higher than Trump in terms of intelligence, emotional maturity, self-control and professional focus. Evil but sane.

If the Gods willed that the U.S. had to have a New York crime-boss president starting in January 2017, the country would have been much better off with Corleone running things.

— from “The Trump Era Sucks and Needs to Be Over“, posted yesterday by Matt Taibbi.