Saturday, August 4, 2018

China’s carefully calculated chokehold over entire nations, entire economies, is paying off

According to the Washington Post, Trump now believes his son may have accidentally broke the law

Trump is at a particularly precarious moment of his presidency yet he still needs friends to tell him how clever his tweets are

Trump supporters are not happy people

Trumps worst political nightmare? Democrats with subpoena power

Interesting-- Hope Hicks just boarded Air Force One

The sound truck has announced:— Portland Police


SPOTTED at Morristown, NJ airport ahead of Air Force One departure for Trump’s Ohio rally: Hope Hicks

We are up in the air over NJ today from 2:30 to 5:30. Flight leaves Barnegat Light House flies for 1.5 hours to Sandy Hook circling back, returning 1.5 hours along the beach. Support our Big Ass Banner by going to and by voting out this GOP congress

A court filing obtained by Mother Jones alleges that at least four migrant fathers were separated from their children again after being briefly reunited with them.

That's great news about the Steel Plants! Now name them.

What Are Russian Military Contractors Doing In The Central African Republic?

We learned yesterday that the Republican operative who is screening Judge Kavanaugh's records actually worked for him in the White House—and didn't disclose it to anyone. An unbelievable conflict of interest

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Good reminder today of this golden rule:

Katy Tur details the violent threats reporters are receiving as a result of Trump's reckless rhetoric

There is no legitimate US or Kentucky interest served by Rand Paul (a proclaimed isolationist) going to Moscow to meet with Putin Regime. Why is he going? What does he want to get?

Analysis | Vladimir Putin’s goal was to destabilize the United States. He’s succeeding.

Roger Ailes created Fox News to cultivate be concept of the “aggrieved white man”. To create this culture, the network plays into racism, presents women as blond bimbos who must always show their legs, with loud angry white male hosts. This is now the template for the GOP

Trump told supporters that Queen Elizabeth II kept him waiting during his visit to Britain. Video shows the 92-year-old queen waiting on him for 12 minutes, occasionally glancing at her watch.

Good news Patriots! Another traitor headed for the barrel.

Roger Stone?

This has to be the laziest POTUS* (*fake) ever in American history. He is now staying at his Bedminster, New Jersey branded property for TWO WEEKS. Playing golf while kidnapped children are waiting in vain to be reunited with their parents.

New Russian sanctions bill introduced in the Senate would require US government to issue a report determining Putin’s illicit wealth. Can’t wait to read that.

Conservative columnist: Trump will have “blood on his hands” because of attacks against the medi

Mr. President: #Florida has green water and Red Tide. Everything in it is dead. Businesses are closing, tourism is collapsing. The US Army can't answer if its safe to go outside or not. Nobody from the State or DC will show up and face the public. And this is what you tweet?


North Korea has not stopped nuclear, missile program - confidential U.N. report

Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kris Kobach’s gubernatorial campaign employs three men who are members of a white nationalist group:

The View’s Ana Navarro slams Ivanka’s phony tears on family separations: ‘She’s laughing all the way to the bank’

Moscow, having helped Assad destroy Syria in order to suppress the opposition, is now staring at a mess characterized by rubble, broken glass, bodies & mass displacement. The Russians are starting to panic b/c they don’t have the $ to reconstruct.

Perspective: Five myths about Trump’s income tax returns

Another reason why Devin Nunes must go. He failed to properly investigate this Russian agent’s ties to the Trump Administration and Washington insiders.

Is Portland the next Charlottesville? City braces for Saturday rally by violent right-wing groups

Top aide to Melania Trump abruptly leaves White House: report

Trump voter fraud commission member says its claims were "false"

This is apparently what the President of the United States feels the need to share with the world at what should be long past his bedtime? It's a disgrace. It's racist. And it's the product of petty but dangerous hatreds. I repeat this is the PRESIDENT??!?

UPDATE: NY AG now says she was already investigating possible “emoluments” violations

I wonder how many registered Republicans have been taken off the voting rolls compared to registered Democrats-any statistics on this in any state?

“On at least two separate occasions she got drunk and spoke openly about her contacts within the Russian government....Twice, classmates reported her actions to law enforcement because they found her comments so alarming.”

For those in the weeds: Manafort’s bookkeepers pretty much gave him a oneway ticket to jail with their testimony— one admitted (w/ immunity) he had cheated on his taxes with her knowledge. Not sure his former partner in crime, Rick Gates, is even needed as a witness.

Putin's waning clout in European backyard exposed by Greek spat

"When [Sessions] announced the "zero tolerance" policy, he said everyone who was caught crossing the border illegally would be prosecuted But an analysis found..authorities chose to prosecute adults with kids over adults crossing the border by themselves"

Republicans are making an unprecedented effort to keep hidden Judge Kavanaugh’s records from the American public, and even the large majority of Senators. This is a new and astonishing level of secrecy. What are they hiding?

Pompeo: “The ultimate timeline for denuclearization will be set by Chairman Kim, at least in part. The decision is his.”

Trump administration lifts GMO crop ban for U.S. wildlife refuges

"Most of the east side of #Florida receives their drinking water from Lake Okeechobee." ~ Lt. Col. Reynolds USACE. If you live on the east coast of Florida, including #Miami - I hope you're not drinking the water! If you're buying bottle water, recycle the plastic!

Rosenstein's job is not to supply traitors and pedophile enablers with classified information to interfere with an on-goin' constitutionally authorized Special Counsel investigation.

My thoughts on the on-going Facebook exploitation:

We must get better at disagreeing without hating. The Russians know “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” So they push us on social media from all sides. If we stand together as Americans and debate issues respectfully, then our true enemies will be defeated.

"At that point, we saw Mrs. Kathleen Manafort dab her eye and then she got up and left the room"

Accountant Cindy Laporta testified that Paul Manafort asked her in August 2016 to falsify numbers regarding his company's profits. Manafort was still working as Trump's campaign chairman in August 2016

Trump Fans Are Suckers and QAnon Is Perfect for Them

LeBron James says he thinks the President is using athletics, and athletes, to divide the country -- and that's something he "can't relate to"

Judge says Trump admin, not ACLU, is "100 percent responsible" for reuniting migrant families

Here is an interesting email. (Govt Exhibit 176)

Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers

Records Between FBI and Christopher Steele

Accused Russian agent’s alleged fun times with Trump associate

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina met, emailed, and attended a concert with J.D. Gordon, a top Trump aide who expected to join the transition team, weeks before the 2016 election, The Washington Post's Rosalind Helderman reports. Helderman and Fmr. U.S. Atty. Harry Litman join Katy Tur.

"A D.C.-based federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to restart in full the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program."

KAMALA HARRIS: The Russians know racism and other forms of hate have always been America's achilles heel and we need to deal with that weakness...what's with calling it meddling? I don't get that. I don't get that. That wasn't meddling. That was an act of cyber warfare.

If Trump shuts down the government in September because Congress won't fund his border wall it's because Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity told him to do it. This isn't a conspiracy theory. He just said it out loud.

Kobach promised cities help. It cost them millions — and powered his political rise

National Archives shuts down Democrats request for documents on Trump Supreme court pick

KushCo is on the verge of closing a sweetheart deal for 666 Fifth Ave with Brookfield Asset Mgmt👉🏼2nd largest shareholder is #Qatar Investment Authority (#QIA), who was part of the #Rosneft🇷🇺spinout reported in the #SteeleDossier‼️

Extent of Butina's influence on the NRA still being explored

David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones Magazine talks about the possibility that Mariia Butina influenced the NRA's choice of leadership, and offers insights on Christopher Steele's relationship with the FBI as the FBI has released a new set of heavily redacted documents.