Rubber? Glue. Sticks to you.

There is some cause for amusement in Donald Trump Jr.’s wildly oblivious and fumbling attempts to end-run a raft of campaign and influence laws. That is, I suppose, now that his efforts have become public knowledge. It is quite comical to see a person who has never been held accountable for anything come to terms with a serious crime he thinks is beneath him. How the country’s princes and kings manage such indignities, it is a wonder.

I assume the culture of casual entitlement plays a role in Donnie Jr.’s keepers and counselors coming up with this sort of buffoonery in trying to keep him out of jail:

“We have learned from both our own investigation and public reports that the participants in the meeting misrepresented who they were and who they worked for,” Trump legal spokesperson Mark Corallo told The New York Times.

At first read this is all my balls. We know the e-mails specifically stated it was an effort by the Russian government, and that the itinerant lawyer was closely tied to Putin’s Kremlin.

“Specifically, we have learned that the person who sought the meeting is associated with Fusion GPS, a firm which according to public reports, was retained by Democratic operatives to develop opposition research on the president and which commissioned the phony Steele dossier.”

A sleazebag attorney with ties to a D.C. investigative firm? What, no! That Putin’s counselor would throw her hand in with the anti-Trumps in a ratfucking operation? That the wonks at Fusion would even attempt such a thing? Laughable. Half of their clients would jump ship – it’d be suicide, not to mention potentially illegal.

OTOH, a Kremlin operative trying to dirty the Clinton campaign? By way of Russian pop stars and oligarchs who met, and knew, and were big supporters of The Donald? Entirely possible, I think. Documented actually.

Then there’s Donald himself.

The president then attempted to blame the meeting on the Obama administration, pointing out that the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was approved to enter the US by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

“Somebody said that her visa or her passport to come into the country was approved by Attorney General Lynch,” Trump said. “Now, maybe that’s wrong. I just heard that a little while ago, I was surprised to hear that. She was here because of Lynch.”

Well, that’s certainly normal. A U.S. attorney general being personally involved in admitting a Russian national for the purposes of setting up/taking down a civilian. Buzzfeed tells us it was actually the Department of Homeland Security who made the call, which is not exactly the DOJ. Then again, who knows the full length and breadth of Lynch’s perfidy?

More Senior:

…Mr Trump also told CBN that Mr Putin would have preferred his election opponent as US president.

“[I]f Hillary had won, our military would be decimated,” Mr Trump said. “Our energy would be much more expensive. That’s what Putin doesn’t like about me. And that’s why I say, why would he want me?”

Oh, I see. Putin’s no longer your pal, your 60 Minutes stable mate, and a great admirer of your accomplishments. I don’t imagine you, Mr. President, would ever dismiss the sanctions that have frozen billions of his cronies’ dollars over here. Why would anyone think that? But may I quote from the same article?

“We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. It doesn’t make sense not to have some kind of relationship,” the US leader added.

Not exactly ‘Fuck you and your digital bullshit.’ I also remind the audience that Vladimir can read.

“We’re going to be exporting energy – he doesn’t want that. He would like Hillary where she wants to have windmills. He would much rather have that because energy prices would go up and Russia as you know relies very much on energy.”

Yes, the development of such wussy things as ‘windmills’ under the Clinton administration would in no way threaten Putin’s Gazprom fossil fuel business. And of course Hillary would surely issue an executive order forcing ExxonMobil, et. al., to stop whatever it is they’re doing, giving Putin a virtual monopoly in the international energy markets. How could I have been so blind?

Dear friends, we cannot leave the snarkings of blog without at least throwing in a bit of levity. Now here you go, have at this:

Right-wing outlets, pro-Trump media personalities, and conspiracy theorists are falsely claiming that the attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign was a left-wing operative trying to torpedo a future Trump administration…

Outlets and personalities pushing the conspiracy theory have tried to link Veselnitskaya to Hillary Clinton, Republican Sen. John McCain, and the Obama administration as some sort of nefarious plot to plant listening devices in Trump Tower.

According to the investigative web team of Woodward and Goebbelstein, Hillary Clinton’s Putin-attorney once sat somewhere behind Obama’s ambassador at a random hearing, in June of 2014, which means she sat with him, at Watergate, in June of 2016 – eight days after she met with Junior!!! – which tells us she was a deep state operative, who very likely was the furtive person sneaking around and planting Barack-bugs in Trump Tower. You just stop, stop that laughing. This is altogether very serious as well as suspicious to Rush Limbaugh:

“I think the whole thing’s a setup,” Limbaugh said on his radio show Wednesday. “I think the whole thing is a misdirection play.”…

“This whole thing — especially when you see this woman’s anti-Trump, anti-Putin Facebook posts — just doesn’t add up.”

OH yes – let’s not forget the Facebook posts. There are always SnapFaces and ChatSpaces, in this case where Veselnitskay lavishes pink praise on anti-Putin PC crowds demonstrating against The Leader, Team Red. Obviously there’s something’s going on here. This is It.

Damning evidence. Except for: shoot. Russian is not so easy to read.

But a BuzzFeed News translation of her comments on the images show that Veselnitskaya did not attend the rallies, and was instead being critical of them.

“It’s all about abortions, homosexuality, illegal immigration and two presidents,” she wrote in Russian.

Ooh well. And the mention, of the ‘two presidents’? What about them? She’s referring to a picture of Putin with Trump. Of whom she is a big fan.

Zhe *new* and *improved* Trump Administration

It’s blazing hot out there, all across California. Over the last few days I drove a thousand plus miles up and down the state, and there are only some coastal towns that aren’t over 100 degrees. I’ve been basted in sweat.

It’s nice to be back home. I am sitting here under the ceiling fan with a coke in my hand, skimming the latest political news and blog commentary. I see that very few people have been willing to applaud Trump for his Kabuki routine with Putin. Nice of the Russians to offer us their own review, or Cliff’s Notes: “Trump accepted Putin’s words about Russia’s non-interference in the US elections. He doesn’t want to be stuck in a position of anti-Russian hysteria.”

Thanks guys, just lovely. Did everybody memorize, or only read off three-by-five cards? This offer of complimentary mind reading would be more entertaining – in the bare-chested SNL sense – if it weren’t apparently true:

Top advisers to President Donald Trump declined three times on Saturday to rebut claims from Russian officials that Trump had accepted their denials of alleged Russian interference in the US election.

Aboard Air Force One, chief economist Gary Cohn, national security adviser H.R. McMaster, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin all declined to knock down those remarks when pressed by reporters, deferring instead to Trump himself.

Working for the government ain’t what it used to be. Gone are the days when senior officials could merely squinch their faces and laugh off such Pravda. I don’t think this is because the people in this administration are all that different. I doubt they really think their counterparts are somehow a trustworthy bunch. It’s more likely they think – or they know – that Trump is a conniving turd. There’s no telling what sort of relationship he has with these post-Soviet clowns. And they’re not about to risk their careers by taking what used to be the default U.S. position: the Russians are comical liars, they can’t be trusted, etc.

The surprising intelligence of Maureen mammals

Dust off all the Pulitzers you critics of Politics Writing. Because Maureen Dowd has just written a real corker – and by that I do mean ‘cork’, the spongy thing you might fix to the end of a spear before beating yourself with it. Because wtf?

Cruella de Trump
Maureen Dowd | JULY 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — So, with this latest toad jumping from our president’s mouth, is Donald Trump acting like a sexist pig or simply a pig?

I proffer, a pig.

Mo here couldn’t manage to conjure a puppy dog, for example. Or even a poodle, and certainly not a dalmatian. But after some reflection she thinks our president is much like a pig with toads leaping out his mouth. Which pretty much makes him The Catwoman, HEE HO HA oh Maureen. You are the Optimus Prime of my heart.

“Health” and “care” to be “mammon” and “windfall” (see also: “death”)

I wish I could tell you I know what the hell’s going on here, but I don’t. I don’t have the slightest idea. I’ve been watching the GOP’s attempt to pass “healthcare” with my jaw on several spots on the floor. It’s so nakedly a tax cut for the rich I can’t fathom what this supposed “healthcare” has to do with it, any more than the commonweal interest of lions is concerned with “wounded impalas.”

The American Medical Association Monday blasted U.S. Senate Republican leadership’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, saying its rollback of Medicaid and skimpier benefits for those with subsidized private individual policies are sure to raise costs for more than just those losing coverage.

Way to go there, AMA. Well, I probably shouldn’t make fun of them considering the many Republicans they count as members. But that’s a soft pedal job that’s practically a blanket thrown over the piano strings. We can’t do any better than that?

“Medicine has long operated under the precept of Primum non nocere, or ‘first, do no harm.’ The draft legislation violates that standard on many levels,” the nation’s largest doctor group said in strongly worded letter Monday to McConnell.

That’s better, and a damn sight more accurate. Thankfully the AMA still remembers its core principles – not quite exactly ‘First terminate, then liquidate and allocate.’ Trumpcare will throw 18 million Americans off their insurance in the first year. Then thousands of premature deaths will result every year afterward. And this is what Republicans call “healthcare”?

Btw, where are Democratic leaders in all this? They can’t do any better than they are now?

WE STEAL YOUR HEALTHCARE. Where is Mitch McConnell in a burglar’s mask? Where is Paul Ryan throwing workers into a woodchipper? HA HA YOU DIE. Where are the outrageous YouTube videos and frivolous memes? Where is the pushback? They’ve barely gotten a rise out of the Republicans. Where is the television ad campaign?

X Zooming McCarthy

Andrew C. McCarthy, pinch faced National Reviewer, esteemed observer of the middle-name rule for conservatives, huge fan of American torture, former Justice Department prosecutor who has himself an aneurysm whenever The Law is abased for any reason, cannot believe that anyone would dare apply It to Donald Trump.

Nice banner, fanboi. What Donald Trump has done over the past few months is the “Anithesis of Obstruction.” [Noun: a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.] Let us assume that McCarthy’s argument goes that Trump fired Comey because the FBI investigator was slow to put this wayward president in jail.

Trump did not obstruct a valid FBI investigation; he demanded the exposure of a false one.

Wup, my bad. Let’s assume McCarthy’s argument goes that Trump fired Comey because SQUIRREL sasquatch ibid: hex nut.

The “collusion” narrative was a fraud, plain and simple. We know that now. Hopefully, it won’t take another six months to grasp a second plain and simple truth: Collusion’s successor, the “obstruction” narrative, is a perversion.

Face it, you’re not buying “collusion”. We both know that. Just look at yourself – you’re embarrassed for even thinking it. Do you really want Andy to show up on your computer later and taunt you for “obstruction” as well? It could happen!

So let’s stick with the plain and simple: The essence of obstruction is to frustrate the search for truth. Its antithesis is to demand the exposure of fraud.

Donald Trump’s political enemies are trying to build an obstruction case on the antithesis of obstruction: the president’s insistence that the collusion fraud be exposed.

What’s the bottom line in all this? I’d say finding ‘The Truth’. And if there’s anybody who knows this ‘truth’, who might that be? DONALD TRUMP, of course. That’s why the Department of Justice should back off and leave it up to the particular person being investigated to know right from wrong. I’m confident that Donald fired the FBI Director for a good reason. Because he’s a decent man.

The reasonable and not-violent politics of Erick Erickson

Yes it’s true, let’s not pretend otherwise. There were a number of conservatives who made it a number of hours – even days – after the Alexandria park shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise before generally blaming American liberalism for the violence. I want to recognize these people and thank them for their restraint in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy. I know it wasn’t easy for many of you, given your familiarity with habitual rage. So from me, to you…thanks. You’ve been lovely, really.

Of course I don’t have the time or space to acknowledge every deserving individual, especially when there are so many of you. But I think that Erick Erickson in particular deserves some proper recognition.

Let’s Consider Secession
By Erick Erickson | June 19, 2017, 05:00am

This past week has made me realize the situation in this country is unlikely to get better.

Erick waited five whole days before calling for the country’s total destruction. Thank you, Erick.

We have 320 million people who hate each other and the left shows no signs of toning down rhetoric after last week’s mass assassination attempt. If anything, too many of them regret there were no deaths.

It’s true, there are too many Twitter eggs out there. There are too many unhinged partisans bringing the tenor of discourse down. We can all agree that politics can be done without employing hateful rhetoric. But if you simply have to be nasty about something, at least have the decency to identify yourself and stand by what you said.

…which is why it’s reassuring to see this in Erickson’s Twitter feed eight years later. Good on you, Erick.

At the same time, the left would have us believe that there is more violence on the right where history itself shows that is not true. From Nazism to Communism to progressivism itself, there has been more butchery from leftwing ideologies…

Uh oh.

…throughout human history than from the right — and yes despite popular historic revisionism, Nazism is from the left and had an American progressive fan club that included Margaret Sanger, patron saint of killing kids.

Liberals are Nazis, again. Of course. We’ve got a white supremacist president whose fans are beating minorities in the streets, and Erick wants to tell us the wing of politics that American Jews feel more comfortable with is the Real Hitler. Imagine that. Try this on: When former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor resigned from Congress in 2014, the Republicans were reduced to zero Jewish members. Not a single one, in their entire caucus. Erickson is not exactly thinking straight here.

And let’s dispense with the Sanger charge. Here she is in 1939:

The first thing I want to say in relation to my attitude regarding the present War and World Peace is that before Hitler came into power in Germany I was one of the few Americans who joined the Anti-Nazi Committee and gave money, my name and any influence I had with writers and others, to combat Hitler’s rise to power in Germany.

My attitude was open & above board as my name was on the stationery and periodicals and leaflets which were distributed by this Comm over Germany, Scandinavia, England, and Italy and the United States.

She was a full-throated Antifa. This is while men like George Prescott Bush were doing business with the Third Reich. But let’s get to the ironic part shall we? Because that’s more fun. Take a look at Erick’s Twitter page. Notice anything odd about it?

That massive black eagle, maybe? Where the hell did that come from? Oh I see. It’s part of the logo he chose for his website.

Lovely. It’s actually part of his website’s shield (oh brother). The Resurgent has itself a coat of vertical stripes topped with a black eagle crest (REALLY, Erick?). Head in profile, and wings spread. What a handsome display, don’t you think? Some might look at that and call it ‘dramatic’, or ‘striking’. Zen again, perhaps ozzers vood say historisch (you went there first, pal…)

I mean, c’mon.


So, to recap. We have got this guy…

(…stop laughing…) calling for some shocking stuff, because the leftist commies have become so wild-eyed and violent that they can’t be lived with anymore.

In our present atmosphere there is no escape from the American ISIS that is the political left. Evil preaches tolerance until it is dominant and then it seeks to silence good. Evil is now dominant.

Got that? You put it all together, and you get yourself this:

And of course HERE is a picture of Hitler declaring war on the good ole’ U.S.A.:

This is the same USA that, y’know, Erick can’t stand to be part of anymore. Because certain people are unhinged.

Random winger BS for your Sunday evening

The Daily Caller is really on a roll. Don’t ask me why, but for some reason I ended up lolling around Tucker’s dog salon for a bit earlier today. And boy howdy, they sure know how to piss their fur.

From the GUNS AND GEAR department:

Seattle Gun Tax Backfires As Gun-Related Deaths Double

Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess introduced a bill in 2015 to place a $25 tax on every firearm sold and a 5-cent tax on every ammunition round sold.

Since the tax took effect, gun violence has risen and gun sales have decreased, leading to a much smaller payout than the city expected, Fox News Reports.

25 bucks on a $500 rifle is practically nothing. Nonetheless Seattle’s wingnuts have begun throwing their guns into Puget Sound out of fiscal anxiety, or something. That’s the only way I can imagine the marginal slowing of gun sales causing the simultaneous disarming and discombobulation of the populace.

Dave Workman, senior editor of and member of the Second Amendment Foundation, said in a statement “the data says the law has failed to prevent what they promised it would prevent.”

Burgess promised an end to gun violence? That doesn’t sound likely. Taxes are usually meant for something else.

The $300,000 to $500,000 the tax is expected to raise this year is earmarked to fund a study of gunshot victims, including medical and behavioral interventions, by the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center’s trauma center, which treats most of the city’s gunshot victims.

To Burgess, it’s good public policy.

“Designing a program where doctors, social workers and case managers attempt to help people who have been injured by firearms is not some wild-eyed, kooky, strange thing,” he said. “It’s what we would do for any kind of health challenge.”

So not only is Burgess a total gun-grabbing loon, he’s a bleeding heart as well. To make matters worse, he’s been keeping his intentions to abolish the second amendment hidden the entire time. This of course makes it convenient to ignore the countywide crime wave his multi-penny bullet tax launched. Good catch, Daily Caller.

Per the Seattle Police Department, when comparing the first five months of 2017 and the five months prior to the bill taking effect, shots fired are up 13 percent, people injured in shootings are up 37 percent, and gun related deaths have doubled.

…of course you go back to the source for the data, and that’s not what it says. In early-year comparisons between gunshot incidents resulting in injuries, 2016 had 22 injuries and 5 fatalities. And 2017 has had 32 injuries and 3 fatalities. So, you know, bullshit. Though I suppose it’s possible gun loons are taking the usual potshots at each other and then racing headlong trying to recover their spent gold. That would account for the rise in injury stats, as well as for the cacophony of coconut-bonking noises.

Sorrowfully our writer, one Will Atkins, is too stump stupid to realize that the rise in gunshot incidents argues directly for the tax, since it was designed for just such things. Still I must admire his “GUN TAX CRIPPLES CITY ALIEN INVASION” angle, or attempt, nonsense as it is.

Do we have time for one more? Okay, this from the ENERGY department:

Deadly London Tower Fire Fueled By ‘Green Energy’ Rules

London’s Grenfell Tower was made worse by government “green energy requirements” that allowed fire to rapidly engulf the building Wednesday, leaving at least 17 people dead and scores more wounded or missing…

Oh bravo. While the corpses are still smoldering, really.

Trump not taking it well, as usual

How is Donald Trump reacting to the news that he’s now a target of Robert Mueller’s investigation? About the way you’d expect.

They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice

Donald is falling back on the ‘they.’ As in ‘they’ all figure they can get the best of me, but no. And ‘they’ just put a 53 kHz transistor in my wisdom teeth. And ‘they’ keep rolling those crop circles outside my barn.

[Note: These are Tweets of course. I was originally annoyed by someone of global importance talking to me by way of something so Kardashian, but now? God bless Twitter. Donald’s about 2/3 Trumpenstein in broad daylight, but as soon he takes out the iPhone and starts thumbing away he’s all monster.]

Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?

He doesn’t even bother with ‘I’m innocent.‘ He’s like the school bully getting dragged off to the principal’s office who complains about the class clown. ‘He does stuff too! Why don’t you go after him?!’ We scions of narcissists know that they know they’re evil (…how otherwise to be so astonishing?) They simply assume anyone with the chutzpah to try pulling the same global bullshit must be just as bad. Sadly, Hillary Clinton is the most vetted politician in history.

[Aside: What Russia did was a crime meant to damage our democracy, and you’ve been panicking to cover it up ever since. We’re not willing to tolerate that so you might as well grow up, get used to it. OTOH you think Hillary Clinton colluded with your pals? To do…what? Retire from politics?]

I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt

Woop, there goes Rod Rosenstein under the bus. And all he did was provide his boss official cover for firing James Comey. If this isn’t a helluva lesson for all the current and future Trumplings: Don’t you bother. You won’t be his pal five minutes after sundown. He’ll ball you up and chuck you into a shredder faster than a Gazprombank loan statement.

This is amusing:

You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA

Talk about a dunce. He keeps playing the same victim, but no one’s buying it. March 31:

Mike Flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt (excuse for big election loss), by media & Dems, of historic proportion!

This was the day after Trump met with Comey and asked him to “lift the cloud” of the Russia investigation. Donald goes straight to ‘witch hunt’ whenever he’s grinding over something he can’t make go away.

This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!

This was on May 18. This followed a week where he fired Comey, told the Russians the “pressure’s off”, admitted to Lester Holt that the investigation was why he did it, and saw the appointment of an independent prosecutor to investigate the whole mess. 13 days later Trump was so worked up he attacked Comey directly:

So now it is reported that the Democrats, who have excoriated Carter Page about Russia, don’t want him to testify. He blows away their… against him & now wants to clear his name by showing “the false or misleading testimony by James Comey, John Brennan…” Witch Hunt!

Of course! For obvious reasons I’m reminded of Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day, which has become something of an iconic movie. Murray as Phil Connors is memory’s return victim, setting out to incrementally better what he did with what he’d rather be. The reason I think we’re still Connors fans is because memory is dangerously instructive. The past can make us worry about what’s right and wrong as much as the future can.

If the President ever watched it, he surely hates that film. There’s no point in being anything other than Donald Trump. Especially when the tattered world can’t help but applaud his transcendent bloated balls. Meanwhile there’s the bruised body of a Deputy Attorney General in the middle of his timeline, and all he can do is swear that He is the victim. What a bitch.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot during baseball practice outside D.C.

A group of GOP affiliated politicians and aides practicing for a Thursday baseball game were targeted by a gunman this morning in Alexandria, Virginia. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise was shot in the hip, evacuated, and is now resting comfortably in a local hospital.

At least three others were also hit, including reportedly two Capitol policemen. No fatalities are reported at this time.

The gunman was also shot during the incident and is now in police custody. He may have fired as many as 50 rounds at the group, over a number of minutes.

You may remember Scalise from a controversy back in 2014 when it was revealed he addressed a white supremacist organization founded by David Duke, the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO), back in 2002. Scalise is also a supporter of Donald Trump and a vocal proponent of Trump’s Muslim ‘travel’ ban. So the possibility that this is politically motivated is very real.

This is all unbelievable and appalling. But if it also turns out to be an act of politics-by-violence, let’s not kid ourselves: It will be more of the same. You may remember Jeremy Christian, a man who went on a racist rant on a Portland train, then stabbed three people, killing two. When he appeared in court

Jeremy Joseph Christian, accused of killing two men as they shielded a woman from his anti-Muslim tirade, shouted: ‘You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism!’

The numbers of violent anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-African American, anti-ethnic minority attacks in this country have skyrocketed since November 8th, when Donald Trump was elected. Trump himself made it clear that these ‘other’ people needed to be disenfranchised as a matter of the New Politics. His politics, national politics, presidential politics – and the country responded predictably.

These routine attacks show no sign of being called out in the open by the national media and condemned the way Scalise’s shooting surely will. But make no mistake about it, this is politics in Trump’s America.

“Free speech or die, Portland! You got no safe place. This is America. Get out if you don’t like free speech!”

Standing behind glass partitions in the defendant’s area, [Christian] continued: “Death to the enemies of America. Leave this country if you hate our freedom. Death to Antifa! You call it terrorism, I call it patriotism! You hear me? Die.”

Nonetheless the brave people who fought off Christian on that train and then lost their lives will never be nearly as heroic as the armed Capitol policeman who took a bullet and then subdued today’s gunman, as long as Fox News has anything to say about it. And they’ll have plenty to say about it in the coming days and weeks, and years, on end.

In these cases it’s always weird to hope after the terrible fact that what appears to be the case is something else entirely, because it’s too late to make any difference. But here we are.

I have all the best tool cabinets

I was browsing online earlier this morning before going to Home Depot. I was looking for a small cabinet I could hang in the garage to store my tools, etc. I came across this:

24 in. Extra-Heavy Duty Bin Cabinet

· Over 40′ of shelving built into doors for holding smaller items
· Ez-level skid bolsters offer leveling-screw access hole
· Heavy Duty Hinge Is Staked and Welded to Prevent Theft

Not bad, I thought. The price?

Boy, steel work has sure gotten pricey ehh? A two foot cabinet with swinging doors, for almost two thousand dollars. I thought of Donald slapping his name on things and jacking up the price tenfold.

Anyway there’s a typo. The cabinet is five feet tall, and it’s two feet deep. With the doors open its twelve feet wide, not that you can tell by the photo.