Friday, December 28, 2018

This is not a game. Don’t think of it like a game. Don’t play it like it’s a game. Don’t cover it like it’s a game.

Look at this and understand the US aided, Saudi-led war on Yemen- bombing weddings, school buses and funerals and starving the people -thousands dead and many more starving to death THESE ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

A Russian bank gave far-right French politician Marine Le Pen’s party a loan. Then weird things began happening.

A good example of why we need a Code of Judicial Ethics for the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from any decisions in areas where his wife has been an activist presence.

“His right to liberty is as valuable to him as it is to any U.S. citizen,” the judge wrote.

Government shutdown, day 4: Pelosi blames Trump for using 'scare tactics' over border wall

Analysis: Trump threatens to shut down the border "entirely." Here’s why he can’t do that.

I applaud @NancyPelosi for forming a Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. This Committee must address climate change for what it is: a public health crisis, a matter of economic justice, and an existential threat. We must deliver real solutions, not piecemeal suggestions

House Democrats scooping up staff, lawyers to power Trump investigations

Feds to furloughed workers: Try bartering for rent

.@JoyceWhiteVance makes a compelling case that confirming Barr would do serious damage to the US Department of Justice and to our legal system. Senators need to read this

Beto O’Rourke was just the beginning

The border wall — Beto O'Rourke

What Do Mueller and the Kremlin Know About Michael Cohen’s Alleged Prague Trip?

Hello Mar a Lago!

A Commander in Chief, lying to his soldiers in enemy territory about a raise they never got, possibly making them believe a raise was coming while deployed is despicable and needs to stay in the news cycle for a LONG TIME.

Donald Trump threatens to close the U.S.-Mexico border as the partial government shutdown appears likely to stretch into 2019

Why does @realDonaldTrump keep changing his mind? First it's a wall from sea to shining sea, then $5b for a wall in some places, then $2.1b for a fence, then either a wall or close the Southern Border? Because he doesn't have public sentiment behind him or the votes.

Here’s video I found of Donald Trump, Jr. speaking fluent Czech & saying he speaks it fluently. He then explains how he & his family went to Czech Rep every summer for 2 months every year growing up. With all this Prague talk, this video is interesting...

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones inadvertently broadcast his passion for the work of trans porn star @xxxmarissaminx during a taping of his Infowars show

Alan Dershowitz complains anti-Trump bias is keeping him off CNN: 'It's a tragedy'

I would have thought it was for raping underage girls.

Senator Bob Corker on Donald Trump: "He's having difficulty handling the situation. I don't think he understands the seriousness of what he just did in Syria"

.@CBSNews estimates #Trump threat to close the southern border would cost up to $1 billion a day.

Dear @realDonaldTrump: A 5 hour border shutdown at just one port of entry cost businesses $5.3 million. Got any more stupid threats? If not, then end your #TrumpShutdown. Stop acting like a spoiled child. You are the President of the United States of America. Act like it.

As we slouch toward 2018's end, I am re-upping this recent piece. We have to keep fighting to keep this central point in front-and-center view: The real scandal is undeniable: @realDonaldTrump betrayed America during the 2016

Robert Mueller has collected at least three million pages of material from the email and social media accounts of accused Russian trolls, including random spam and “nude selfies"

Michael Cohen makes new statement on Prague visit and says ‘Mueller knows everything’

Inverted Curves Not Only Signal Recession. They Might Cause One

Syria's military says it's taken control of the Kurdish-held town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive

ISIS/linked groups/media units are leading an extraordinary media offensive of threats through posters/videos storm to promote attacks in EU and US. A video of threats in Spanish has been reposted for 8 consecutive days

U.S. farmers are concerned about whether they will get their aid payments during the shutdown

Who’s afraid of the MAGA mob? Only Trump.

It would be easier to accept that Jill Stein played "useful idiot" for Russia as it siphoned votes away from Hillary Clinton if it wasn't for the photo of her at dinner, Moscow 2015, seated with convicted felon Michael Flynn & Vladimir Putin.

House Democrat are plotting ways to reopen the government while denying Trump even a penny more for his border wall when they take power Jan. 3

What was Mark Burnett doing in 2000, partnering with the Russian state on a project? Why wouldn't he choose to partner with the US on a project? We have space stations. Why not us? Why the Russians?

Per my own sources, there is SIGINT other than cell phone pings as well. I discussed @RepAdamSchiff @MarkWarner ‘s doubts about #MichaelCohen Los Angeles alibi in this piece.

Russia tells U.S. not to interfere in Saudi Crown Prince MBS becoming King, despite Khashoggi murder

The real question for Republicans in 2019 is whether they start to push him out, or subject themselves, their party and the country to a full-term of the most inept, chaotic, mean-spirited and thick-headed president in our history.

Democrats, listen to me. Who cares if the eventual nominee only meets 80 percent — heck, 50.1 percent — of your checklist? Evicting Trump should be the most important item on that checklist.

"He has to understand that there exist some audiences that should not be addressed as part of his base, because they are not," said Mark Hertling, a retired three-star Army lieutenant general. "It's a violation of protocol by the president."

Is the NRA Going Bankrupt? Group Claims it Will Soon Be ‘Unable to Exist’ Due to Financial Difficulties

So federal civilian workers (assuming they’re not furloughed) can’t say the word “Resistance” while they’re on duty but active duty military members on-duty, on-base and in uniform can hold a Trump MAGA flag? Ethics has jumped the shark. America is in rapid descent

Donald Trump has been bullshitting us about his net worth for 40 years

Team Trump Gleeful That Shutdown Will Hijack Pelosis Big Moment

Trumps Most Blatant Assault on the Rule of Law Yet

Nude. Selfie. Well. 2018 is having a last bit of fun, I see.

No. You brought Cambridge Analytica in to this. No. You brought Bolton’s pac & Superpac into this. Robert Mercer Cuts Political Spending After Unwelcome Turn in Spotlight

Ret. Gen. Wesley Clark: "There's a lot of people who are very well qualified to be Sec'y of Defense who would not want to be Sec'y of Defense under Pres. Trump. For the simple reason that they can't agree with the policies ... He doesn't believe in American leadership."

President Trump on replacing Mattis: "Everybody wants that position, everybody. Everybody. So many people want to be - who wouldn't want to be Secretary of Defense?"

No one.

NATO jets intercept three Russian aircraft over Baltic Sea

Elizabeth Drew, a journalist who covered Watergate, writes, "An impeachment process against President Trump now seems inescapable."

Dow DuPont donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration. Trump's administration then re-allowed the use of DuPont's pesticide, chlorpyrifos, which is from the same family as sarin nerve gas.

Russia says Syria's President Assad is popular and likely to win re-election

Trumps reveal of SEAL team in Iraq could endanger its members, expert says

Congress reconvenes ??? then adjourns ??? with no end to shutdown in sight

After Marc Randazza, the lawyer for Alex Jones, Mike Cernovich, Andrew Anglin and other far-right types, got caught soliciting a porn bribe, I looked into it. What I found was disturbing — about both Randazza and the attorney regulatory system

Furloughed workers are advised to ask landlords about "the possibility of trading services to perform maintenance (e.g. painting, carpentry work) in exchange for partial rent payments." The U.S. govt is the world's most powerful organization. This is what it's been reduced to.

The debate over Trump’s wall isn’t really about border security: It's about whether we want to have fact-based discussions at all

More Americans blame Trump than congressional Democrats for the partial government shutdown, a Reuters/Ipsos poll has found, 47-33%. Just 35% support wall funding in the spending bill. Only 25% support shutting down the government over wall funding.

Russia says unpredictable U.S., protectionism behind oil price volatility

After helping elect the worst president in U.S. history, Steve Bannon seeks to take Europe back to the ethnic nationalism of the 1930’s and 40’s. He knows where that ended up, but it doesn’t bother him

With “The Apprentice,” the TV producer Mark Burnett mythologized Donald Trump—then a floundering D-lister—as the ultimate titan, paving his way to the Presidency

Mark Sanford warns US could see ‘Hitler-like character’ in the future

Also, apparently, among the millions of pages of records Mueller's has collected on Russian election interference is a "nude selfie."

Times Reporter Spoke At Event Organized By Alabama Dirty Tricksters

Private prison giant GEO Group, which both jails and employs migrants, expects its earnings to grow to $2.3 billion this year. Like other private prison companies, it made sizable donations to Trump's campaign and inaugural

The Justice Department deserves better than these guys