Monday, January 16, 2017

The artist is Watson Mere

It may or may not "matter" but the symbolism groans: Trump spent 16 New Year's Eves with "Joey No Socks"

To honor Martin Luther King Jr. we must fight to carry out his bold vision. He saw the relationship between racism and economics and war.

Trump Inauguration Officials Support Attendance Of Vigilante Bikers

'Bikers for Trump' to Form 'Wall of Meat' If Inauguration Protests Get Out of Hand

Wow for real?? Keeps getting crazier and crazier.
Well at least we know someone will show up to the confusing event.

Ohhhh I see,  they are the entertainment too...and sonofabitch, Trump made em pay for it!
Not Vigilantes,. Love!

Trump inaugural event organizers release statement following dropping out of Bruce Springsteen cover band


How Betsy DeVos used God and Amway to take over Michigan politics

At breakfast honoring MLK in Boston, Trump was a theme of politicians’ remarks.

The FBI kept cock-blocking him, because it was too busy rage-shitting all over Hillary Clinton

He gave his life for us

He went to jail for us.

He protested for us.

He marched for us

Raise His Right Hand Please

Mike Luckovich

Trevor compares the way Trump and Obama talk about job growth.

Kellyanne Conway Wishes Everybody Would Stop Telling Donald Trump’s Russian Secrets

Donald Trump “lives for vengeance," Bill Maher

Boycott Inauguration Of Trump - Robert Reich

Trump: Jared Kushner will 'broker Mideast peace' for the White House

ByMichael Wilner
16 January 2017 08:20

Kushner has no previous diplomatic experience, but steered Trump's foreign policy throughout his presidential campaign and subsequent presidential transition. 

WASHINGTON -- While serving as a senior adviser in the White House, Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will work to "broker a Middle East peace deal," the president-elect said over the weekend.
In an interview with the Times of London, Trump said that Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband, would to take on the task of negotiating peace between Israelis and Palestinians– an appointment Trump has previously floated due to the fact that Kushner "knows the region, knows the people, knows the players," Trump described in a previous interview.  
Full Article Via The Jerusalem Post

Fatah official: Moving US embassy in Israel will 'open the gates of hell'

What will happen to these White House scientists under one of the most anti-science Presidents in history?

Trump Clueless

Mike Luckovich

What's the mood in the intelligence community as a result of the criticism by Trump?

Hundreds of thousands expected at women's march

Tamika Mallory, Co-Chair of the “Women’s March” scheduled to take place on Donald Trump’s first full day in office talk march expectations and purpose. Duration: 3:32

John Lewis

The alleged Trump-Putin "golden shower" fiasco, explained

What Martin Luther King Jr. might say to Donald Trump

Donald Trump interview: Brexit will be a great thing

In a wide-ranging first British interview since the US election, Donald Trump tells Michael Gove how his no-nonsense style can transform politics

During the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump had an insult for every rival. Marco Rubio was “little Marco” and Jeb Bush was “low energy Jeb”. These jibes were more than just debating techniques to unsettle his opponents. They were carefully designed to draw a contrast between The Donald and The Others. Because when you meet him you realise there is nothing, absolutely nothing, small-scale or low-wattage about America’s president-elect.
Full Article Via The Times

Trump's Russia offer: nukes cut for sanctions cut

"Bikers for Trump" vow to form "wall of meat" against inauguration protesters

...memeber that time the Rolling Stones hired The Hell's Angels for security? What could go wrong?

CNN's Reliable Sources Outlines How Trump's "Spin Doctors" Manipulate Coverage Of His Russia Ties

Brian Stelter: "Deny, Deny, Deny. When That Doesn't Work, Conflate And Confuse"

Read More at Media Matters

Honoring Martin Luther King

Meet the mysterious Facebook page pushing fake news to nearly 5 million followers

This Local News Segment Shows The Obamacare Danger Ahead For Republicans

Constituents inundated Rep. Mike Coffman at a meeting in his Colorado district.

With All Due Disrespect

PHOTOS: Thousands rallied at Faneuil Hall to protest efforts to repeal Obamacare

Guantanamo Bay: Oman receives 10 released inmates

A message to my doomed colleagues in the American media

By Alexey Kovalev

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our leader — so quite a few things during Donald Trump’s press conference rang my bells. Not just mine, in fact — read this excellent round-up in The Moscow Times.
Vladimir Putin’s annual pressers are supposed to be the media event of the year. They are normally held in late December, around Western Christmas time (we Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas two weeks later and it’s not a big deal, unlike New Year’s Eve). Which probably explains why Putin’s pressers don’t get much coverage outside of Russia, except in a relatively narrow niche of Russia-watchers. Putin’s pressers are televised live across all Russian TV channels, attended by all kinds of media — federal news agencies, small local publications and foreign reporters based in Moscow — and are supposed to overshadow every other event in Russia or abroad.

Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference, Dec 23, 2016 /
My name is Alexey Kovalev, I’m a Russian journalist and I’m writing about propaganda, fake news and Russian state media on It’s all in Russian, but here’s an example of what I’m doing in English. You can contact me at I tweet as @Alexey__Kovalev.

Why Are the Trump Allegations Hanging Around When They Haven’t Been Substantiated?

By Susan Hennessey, Benjamin Wittes Via Lawfare

What is one to make of the apparent inability of press and government alike to verify the allegations in the Trump dossier combined with the cache of documents’ apparent staying power?
The unverified allegations against Donald Trump are not just salacious, they are specific. These are facts which should be verifiable as either true or false. Did a meeting take place between the people described, at the place and time described? Even if some specific details are wrong—as is often the case in HUMINT—are the essential allegations, or some of them anyway, accurate?

We now know that the FBI has been looking into the material in these documents for approximately seven months; a large number of reporters have been diligently working to verify leads for nearly as long. What does it mean that, currently and at the time of the briefings to the President and President-elect, no specific allegations have been verified?

Full Article

American democracy will be tested as it has not been tested in modern history - Robert Reich

Starting Friday, American democracy will be tested as it has not been tested in modern history. More specifically, it will be a test of:
1. Congress, especially Republicans. Will they investigate and reveal Trump's collusion with Putin to win the presidency? Will they stop Trump from profiting from his presidential decisions? Will they prevent him from quashing dissent, punishing those who disagree with him, disregarding the findings of the intelligence community, rejecting conclusions of government scientists? Will they stop his efforts to expand the powers of the presidency?
2. Federal judges, including the justices of the Supreme Court. Will they stop Trump from suppressing votes in the 2018 and 2020 elections? Will they guard the freedom of the press? Prevent Trump from using his rallies and tweets to intimidate private individuals and companies? Will they protect the privacy of Americans from Trump’s snooping?
3. Professional civil servants, professional lawyers in the Department of Justice, professional officers in the armed forces. Will they continue to do their jobs according to the law and the Constitution? Will they have the courage to blow the whistle when they see wrongdoing?
4. Commissioners and directors of independent agencies, such as the Office of government ethics, the Federal Reserve, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Will they guard their independence? Will they continue to do their jobs aggressively, despite intimidation?
5. Governors and state legislators. Will they push back?
6. Editors, journalists, producers, other members of the press. Will they protect their independence and integrity, despite Trump’s taunts and criticisms, and despite the anger of Trump supporters? Will they investigate and report what is happening? Will they throw more resources into investigative reporting?
7. Scientists, researchers, analysts in government and in universities. Will they guard the independence of their research and their findings?
8. Members and directors of watchdog groups such as the ACLU, the NAACP, GLAAD, Common Cause, EDF, and others. Will they speak out forcefully? Will they join together? Will they effectively organize and mobilize against hatefulness and tyranny?
9 You and me, and other Americans. How much time and energy will we devote to resisting Trump? Will we engage in non-violent resistance? Will we push our members of Congress and our governors and state legislators to resist Trump? Will we join with others and fight for the election of good people in the 2018 midterms, fight to get Trump out of office in 2020, and even impeached before then?
If we pass the test, we can preserve and even strengthen American democracy, despite Donald Trump’s presidency.
Will we? What do you think? 
Robert Reich

Michael A. Cohen: We’re facing perhaps our most profound political crisis since Watergate

A growing number of Democrats are boycotting Donald Trump's inauguration

Freedom Is Never Voluntarily Given By The Oppressor - Martin Luther King Jr

Today we celebrate the gifts given us by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Donald Trump has the highest disapproval rating in history

Dr. Seuss shows us how protest can sometimes topple a tyrant


'We Must Not Be Silent' John Lewis On Trump, Russia - (Full Interview) | Meet The Press

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) joined Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview to discuss how Democrats should react to Donald Trump's election, the impacts of Russian hacking and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beijing will 'take off the gloves', if Trump continues on Taiwan: China Daily

World's Laughing Stock - Donald J Trump

Trump: Media and intelligence officials should apologize to me

Donald Trump gravely underestimates the complexity of messing with tariffs

Full interview: Sen. Joe Manchin, January 15

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, discusses what the committee's investigation into Russian hacking seeks to find, and Rep. John Lewis' decision to not attend the presidential inauguration. The full interview aired on the January 15, 2017 broadcast of "Face the Nation."

We Shall Overcome

Reince Priebus calls on President Obama to scold John Lewis

Protesters Take to Streets Nation Wide

Donald Trump's Incoming Administration's Ties to Russia Continue to Face Scrutiny

ABC News' Alex Marquardt and George Stephanopoulos report the latest political news leading into the inauguration.

What Is Kompromat?

Talking with David Corn about Trump’s press conference and the BuzzFeed dossier:

Trump: NATO is "obsolete"

Escort Her From The Building

50 Trump Promises In 2 Minutes

Trump said he’d do a lot — fast. Expectations, meet reality.

Kellyanne Conway Russian Hacking Investigtion Should Be Kept Secret To 'Protect The Public'

Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963 (Full Speech)

BuzzFeed found more than 1,500 ppl & orgs connected to the incoming administration. Can you help them find more?

Trump slams CIA Director Brennan over plea for 'appreciation' of intel community

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump on Sunday night slammed outgoing CIA Director John Brennan for imploring the President-elect to put his confidence in the intelligence community and develop an "appreciation" for the effect his words could have on national security.
The CIA chief defended his agency and said in a Sunday interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace that the CIA was not trying to harm the incoming President or his team.
"There is no interest in undermining the President-elect and the team coming in. It's our responsibility to make sure they understand exactly the dangers that are out there,"