President No-Show

There's Mr Bombast - the showboating salesman who promises all your dreams will come true if you just hand everything over to him.

And there's Mr Forgetful - the guy you'll never find when it's time to settle up.

And then there's Mr No-Show - the guy who does whatever he wants, with no regard for what he promised anybody.  And worse, is very much aware that he's pullin' shit, and so he knows he'll have to hide what he's really doing at every opportunity.

Yesterday, before Mr Bombast did his thing at the Joint Session, Mr No-Show got busy.

NBC News:
President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.
The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed unfit to handle their own financial affairs to the national background check database.
Had the rule fully taken effect, the Obama administration predicted it would have added about 75,000 names to that database.
So Wayne LaPierre gets at least 75,000 new prospects for the gun manufacturers - who'll put some of that new money in the pockets of Congress Critters, of course - and we get what would be a measurable increase in gun violence if the GOP hadn't already cut the funding needed for CDC to study such things.

And here I thought the rule was No More Blow Jobs In The Oval Office.

Silly me.