Saturday, December 14, 2019

Today I witnessed shameful behavior at the Army/Navy game. Several Army & Navy Cadets displayed the white supremacy symbol on TV. As a #Navy #Veteran I am ashamed these young men have violated their tenets of military code of conduct. I will not repost the images.

No president has ever reviled so many individual Americans by name

I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

A Saudi citizen attending New Mexico's School of Engineering on a student visa was arrested by the FBI after receiving a tip in August that he was creating a "list of people who he wants to kill before he leaves the US.” Charged with weapons possession.

"How was I supposed to know that ectopic pregnancies can't be reimplanted?" asks GOP legislator who wrote the bill mandating implantation of ectopic pregnancies. "It's not like I'm a doctor or something!"

New York Times Editorial Board: "Impeach."

You know you'd get sent home from jury duty for that,

Bernie Sanders is the American Jeremy Corbyn, and nominating him will produce the same result.

Brett Kavanaugh is going to help decide if Donald Trump gets to keep his finances secret. So, keep asking: Who paid off @BrettKavanaugh’s $92,000 country club fees plus his $200,000 credit card debt plus his $1.2 million mortgage, and purchased themselves a SCOTUS seat?

“It’s not just that impeachment is not a coup; it’s that impeachment is the opposite of a coup in about every way imaginable.”

Is Sen. Graham still going to swear the oath to do “impartial justice”?

Senator Graham has chosen to violate his oath to support and defend the Constitution, his oath to do impartial justice in an impeachment trial, and his duty to represent all the people of his state, not just those who share his political views or desire a particular outcome.

Russian Mob & Putin are funneling cash to Trump. It can not be called legal. -Russia pay Parnas $1 Million Plus -Parnas pays Rudy. -Rudy works for Trump for free. -That means Trump’s huge legal bills from Rudy are really being covered by Russia. -That means Russia is paying Trump

Trump did not mention Giuliani or his unpaid labor on the annual financial disclosure he filed in May, which requires that the value and source of gifts — including free legal work — be publicly listed. That requirement is cut and dried, says one law prof.

Trump promised Zelensky a White House meeting. More than a dozen other leaders got one instead. Including someone from a country at war with Ukraine.

Please just hook this video of Lindsey Graham saying it would be a good test for Republicans if one of their own was up for impeachment directly into my veins.

The penis-measurin’ contest continues.

Seven years ago, America was visited by the kind of evil that provided the perfect opportunity to prove that we deserve to call ourselves the land of the free and home of the brave... and we did nothing.

Perhaps one of the most accurate comparisons, @GOP are acting in the same way as #Nazi officers & troops did, blindly following a sick man & justifying their actions thru lies & absolution of the #truth. Although I’m not sure who is more deranged

The Fresno Bee, owned by McClatchy, one of several companies Devin Nunes is suing, writes: "Nunes lives on a congressman’s salary. How is he funding so many lawsuits?"

LMAO — @VicenteFoxQue really knows how to stick it to Trump!

New poll has us only TWO POINTS behind Lindsey Graham... and we're just getting started

Wow. Why did @BernieSanders endorse this guy and why did Jeffrey Katzenberg invest in him? Don’t these people do any due diligence?

“with the census approaching he recognizes the urgency of the case from the House Oversight and Reform Committee and has set an expedited schedule for both sides to brief the court.”

You can get the zen garden next week, but tomorrow is the last day to sign up for health coverage at This year, most current customers can find an insurance plan with a monthly premium of $10 or less. Get covered today!

Trump is clearly trolling for a favorable vote from his SCOTUS appointee, Kavanaugh.

Perspective: Impeachment is the law. Saying "political process" only helps Trump’s narrative.

Pelosi statement on the SCOTUS decision to take the Trump cases.

1) For-profit colleges scammed students, including many veterans, into predatory degrees. 2) Officials recommended these students receive loan forgiveness. 3) Billionaire Betsy DeVos told them no

We can forget about quality K-12 and affordable public higher education as long as flunky Betsy Devos is at DOE. Rep Wilson Tells Betsy DeVos You Are ‘Out to Destroy Public Education’ – Rolling Stone

Hey Congressional Republicans, see how easy it is to have a spine?

“Nearly 3,000 U.S. dairy farms went out of business last year, and around 700, almost two a day, in Wisconsin, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) figures.” I want to hear ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ tell us again how he’s “their voice.”

I thought Trump would throw Rudy under the bus. I was wrong. What must that mean Rudy knows?

California governor rejects PG&E’s bankruptcy plan

Just think about this: Chinese ambassador to Germany says German cars might be banned from China if Germany excludes Huawei from 5G. Could there be any clearer evidence that Huawei is a strategic state weapon, and likely a major Trojan horse for telecom security.

‘Moscow Mitch’ blunder means Donald Trump can never be vindicated: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe

Opinion: On impeachment, Democrats can put Republicans on defense. Here’s how.

The last words JFK wrote for an undelivered speech. “Our duty is not the preservation of political power but the preservation of peace and freedom. So let us not be petty when our cause is so great. Let us not quarrel amongst ourselves when our nation’s future is at stake.”

My suspicion, @Lawrence, is that #MoscowMitch is afraid of crossing Putin, whose oligarchs like Oleg Deripaska (owner of the aluminum plant that ended up in — guess where? — Kentucky!) demand loyalty to Vlad . . .

Opinion: Populist nationalism is on the march. No one seems to know how to stop it.

“The barn door officially closed after the horse escaped,” one official said of the decision to restrict access to President Trump’s calls.

“...the central question appears to be whether witnesses will testify. Mr. Trump has said he wants to call Hunter Biden, as well as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Adam B. Schiff...”

It's not fair to America that you've spent your entire adult life beholden to the Russian mob and now have the power to fuck over the Constitution, not just those who you owe money. Eat a pail of Impeachment

At a late-night press conference, Vladimir Putin appeared a vengeful, ageing autocrat—Volodymyr Zelensky young, nervous and sincere

When an annual defense spending bill was passed by the House this week, it was stripped of multiple measures to compel tougher consequences on Saudi Arabia for human rights abuses, congressional sources say

People in touch with state employees in China say the government is destroying documents and taking other steps to tighten control on information. The move follows leaks of classified papers on detention camps for Uighurs and other Muslim minorities

“Real men aren't supposed to talk a lot or get scared. Trump talks all the time and he's scared of everything, including stairs, sharks he sees on TV, rain in France, and not talking...Trump is not the savior of masculinity. He is a parody of it.”

Sheremet's daughter had her suspicions as well John. Remember, Sheremet's murder occurred in 2016, around the time of the RNC Convention, where the change in stance on Ukraine was being pushed. Did Sheremet find something?

Rudy Giuliani has provided free personal legal advice to President Trump for the past 20 months. But his work was not included on the president's annual financial disclosure filed in May that requires such gifts to be publicly listed

Reminder: A Justice whose son worked with Trump at Deutsche Bank retired and Trump got to replace him with a very conservative Justice. Now the court will hear a case about.... Trump and Deutsche Bank.

1. Trump applied for trademarks in Argentina 2. Trump reached a deal with Argentina and a few other countries to permanently eliminate tariffs 3. Argentina granted two new Trump trademarks 4. Trump administration restored the tariffs Any questions

It is incumbent on every Senator to ensure that the impeachment trial not become a farce. That depends on whether 4 Republicans will stand up against a ridiculously quick process. Right now, you have head juror McConnell proudly promising that it will be over before it starts.

In the ongoing battle over the release of a trove of Epstein-related documents, Ghislaine Maxwell filed her latest opposition under seal—without prior authorization. Note: “A party filing under seal without the court’s blessing is extremely atypical.”

Defeated governor pardons man convicted of decapitating woman and stuffing her body into barrel

Presidents are not kings, but they are given leeway when Congress forgoes its duty to oversee the executive branch or when one party is willing to overlook charges of the misuse and abuse of presidential power,

Trump Administration Is Letting Small Farms Go Out of Business, Says Farmers Union

Bevin's final F-U to the people of Kentucky who voted him out of office: Prosecutor furious after GOP governor pardons man convicted of beheading woman and stuffing her in a toxic waste barrel -

After the House votes to impeach the President next week, every Senator will take an oath that they will do impartial justice according to the Constitution. This is a public pledge to violate that oath

I do not take this decision lightly, but it is clear the President engaged in a serious abuse of power and committed an impeachable offense. As a member of the House, I must uphold the rule of law and defend the Constitution. — Colin Allred

No one is above the law. I will vote to impeach the President of the United States — Rep. Harley Rouda

Staten Island Rep. Max Rose backs impeachment of Trump

North Korea says it has conducted another 'crucial test' at the country's Sohae Satellite Launching Ground

He can call it a hoax & a sham, but he’ll still be impeached. He can claim efforts to impeach him began b4 the election, but he still abused his power & committed impeachable offenses w/Zelensky. His denials may intensify, but they won’t make him less malignant or more innocent.

The Trump tax law has been a boon for the country’s largest corporations, but Orange County families have had to foot the bill. That’s why I’ve been leading a bipartisan effort to restore fairness to our tax code.

After losing his reelection bid, former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued pardons and commutations to more than 400 people — including convicted murderers and a man convicted of raping a 9-year-old child.

Jeff Van Drew, Democratic Rep from New Jersey, plans to vote no on impeachment because his district is mostly red. Mr Van Drew, have you ever considered doing what is right for your country instead of what is best for you personally?

This is how the mother of the victim of Micah Schoettle, who raped her 9-year child, learned that @mattbevin had fully pardoned Schoettle after he had only served one year of his 23-year sentence.

Ivanka Trump Suspected Of Skimming Millions From The 2016 Trump Inaugural

This'll be interesting. Remember, 12 federal judges have heard these cases so far, and it's 11-1 requiring disclosure so far. At a minimum, I see Chief Justice Roberts joining with the four liberal Justices to make this a 5-4 decision against Trump.

Erik Prince, the founder of private security firm Blackwater, held secret talks in Caracas last month with Venezuela’s vice president

Rudy Giuliani “butt dial” said “I need money”. Lev Parnas, Rudy’s associate, gets sent a million dollars from Russia. This almost certainly means that Russia are directly funding Giuliani’s work for @realDonaldTrump as he tries to smear @joebiden.

Pelosi: "We are confident that the Supreme Court ... will uphold the Constitution ... and ensure that Congressional oversight can proceed. The Congress will continue to conduct oversight For The People, upholding the separation of powers that is the genius of our Constitution."

What's Kellyanne doing with her left hand?


You want to remove Trump? Go after Fox News. Buy it, sue it, find a way to destroy it, I don't care. But I promise you that Fox News is the battery that keeps Trump's presidency on. Removing Fox News is worth billions of Democrat campaign dollars.

Incredible @ajc story measuring the impact of closing polling places in Georgia. "Precinct closures and longer distances likely prevented an estimated 54,000 to 85,000 voters from casting ballots on Election Day last year."

Opinion: Melania Trump’s indefensible defense of her bully husband

Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp will have to sit for questioning about comments he made that seemed to express concern about minority voter registration, a federal judge has ruled. The suit was filed by an organization founded by Stacey Abrams.

Alex Vindman, who after testifying before impeachment probe is still working in the White House, was mocked today by President Trump, who called the decorated veteran "a piece of work." Vindman's lawyer, David Pressman, issued a response this evening, and it brings some heat:

One by one, starting with Elizabeth Warren, every candidate who made it into that debate, who's qualified for that debate, announced that they would, under no circumstances, cross a picket line in order to get into that venue.

Ambassador Volker, the former Special Envoy to Ukraine, resigned four months ago. Has Pompeo named a successor? Any evidence that the Trump administration is emgagaing at all in helping to end the war in Ukraine?

Ambassador Volker, the former Special Envoy to Ukraine, resigned four months ago. Has Pompeo named a successor? Any evidence that the Trump administration is emgagaing at all in helping to end the war in Ukraine?

State judge orders huge purge of voters in predominantly Democratic areas in Wisconsin.

The reputation management firm Status Labs helped Betsy DeVos suppress Google searches connecting her to her brother, Blackwater founder Erik Prince, when she became education secretary. Great @WSJ look at how the 1% scrubs it’s image online.

The rollout will include "Evangelicals for Trump," "Catholics for Trump" and "Jewish Voices for Trump."

As impeachment gears turn, focus becomes fight for public opinion

Raskin lays out essence of Trump impeachment case at hearing

McConnell spurns Constitution with fealty to Trump on impeachment

Bondi ties make her an awkward pick for Trump impeachment defense

Blind impeachment resistance not novel to Trump Republicans