Sunday, February 9, 2020

Trump to unveil his fiscal 2021 budget calling for reduced spending on Medicaid by $300 billion, & super strict work requirements— that most of the poor will not be able to meet.

CPAC head in effect calls CPAC attendees goons.

.@MaxBoot: " I fear for the future of our democracy with such a vindictive bully wielding the awesome powers of the presidency with less and less restraint."

“He has completely decimated the entire diplomatic corps. He’s completely decimated the CIA. The senior military can hardly be in the same room with him. The EPA is an instrument to help polluters, not to regulate polluters.But otherwise I’m a happy camper

This is a *great* ad. Where have Democrats been? It took Bloomberg to make this ad? More like this, please.

“You never fully realize how important character is in the president until you find you have one without it.” - @RepAdamSchiff “Don’t agonize, organize. We can impeach the president in November.”

That you never met your top Ukraine expert on the NSC only underscores how you still don't know how to do your job regarding national security. The NSC normally is staffed by the best & the brightest from throughout our government on national security matters. Consult them!

Why would a congressman go to south bend Indiana?

Lindsey Graham: Half the people behind the Russia investigation are going to go to jail

A United States senator is calling the Attorney General on a Sunday morning to check in with him on what kind of dirt the President's corrupt personal attorney was able to get from mobsters in the Ukraine about the BIDENS!

#Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has met with Pope Francis in the Vatican today. Zelenskyy invited the Pope to visit Ukraine and asked him to help release the Ukrainians imprisoned in #Russia and Russia-occupied #Crimea and #Donbas.

See, when Lindsay tried to pull this Barr "massage the evidence " shite with Australia, our DC Ambassador wrote a letter politely telling him to fuqq off, and corrected some of his assertions. Suggest @UKRintheUSA do the same thing

AG Barr, do you care to elaborate on the special process you've set up at the DOJ to process dirt Rudy Giuliani and his Russian oligarch friends "dig up" in Ukraine. Has DOJ become a full subsidiary of the Trump reelection campaign? Have you no shame?

Moreover can someone explain why Giuliani’s “IN-KIND SERVICES” are unreported on his FEC profile and WHY none of Giuliani’s “IN-KIND SERVICES” do NOT appear on Trump’s FEC filings? Because I have a lot of questions

Trump inherited this economy just like he inherited his wealth. Yet he takes credit for both. We see right through you, Mr. President.

Trump plans to request $2 billion in new border-wall funding in a budget proposal Monday, say White House officials familiar with the plan

BRENNAN: Who's paying Rudy Giuliani? LINDSEY GRAHAM: "Uh, I don't know." *Graham changes topic immediately*

No one wants to see naked pictures of Donald J Trump.....

House passes bill to allow VA to fund service dogs for veterans with PTSD

Off to Mitch McConnell's legislative "GraveYard"

Under Trump's watch, national debt tops $21 trillion for first time ever

THURSDAY: An internal memo from Fox News' "Brain Room" is revealed. The document describes Rudy Giuliani as playing an “extensive role” in “spreading disinformation” with regard to the Bidens and Ukraine. SUNDAY

The president just retweeted a QAnon/Pizzagate account

The president is spending his Sunday morning talking to himself on Twitter

With news reports suggesting that Trump might fire the Intelligence Community IG, let's revisit what @ChuckGrassley said about whistleblowers and the importance of IGs in 2018: "When we said an Inspector General ought to be independent, that means no political interference"

A Chinese citizen journalist who served as the world’s eyes and ears inside Wuhan has gone missing

The president of the United States is retweeting a moronic conspiracy theory from Big League politics which makes the Gateway pundit look like the New Yorker.

Lindsey Graham: “The Department of Justice is receiving information coming out of the Ukraine from Rudy to see -he told me -they created a process that Rudy can give information and they would see if it’s verified,” he said on CBS, adding he’s a “crime fighter, “loyal” to Trump


In NH Sanders supporters start to boo @amyklobuchar . She responds "Hi, Bernie people!"

So @ChineseEmbinUS @AmbLiuXiaoMing @ChineseEmbinUK I draw your attention to this anti-Chinese video spread by your “ally”, @KremlinRussia_E @ASBreakingNews is a Russian troll account, spreading Ruptly videos and Russian propaganda. China looks weak to allow this from Russia.

If you are suggesting the two NYPD cops murdered today were the fault of NYC's government, then why do you not blame the death of the two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan yesterday yourself @realDonaldTrump? The buck stops there, and sometimes.

A rule change to the federal food stamp program proposed by the Trump admin. will leave more than 3,000,000 people without access to food through SNAP and cause nearly 1,000,000 children to lose their auto enrollment in school lunch programs.

There’s really only 1 viable candidate I’m less than enthusiastic about. Pull out a win by @amyklobuchar @ewarren @PeteButtigieg @JoeBiden @MikeBloomberg and I’m on board. We can beat Trump but we need to get serious about what will and won’t work.

What a story ! VA chief Robert Wilkie sought to dig up dirt on a veteran who complained of sexual assault, agency insiders say.

"Not just chilling but frightening": Inside Vindman’s ouster amid fears of further retaliation by Trump

In an interview with @GStephanopoulos, Joe Biden intensifies his warning to Democrats that nominating Bernie Sanders could lead to a 2020 defeat, but he vows to "work like hell" to help elect Sanders if he wins the party's nomination.

As I said on @ThisWeekABC where klobuchar and warren finish in NH is important. More than 60% of dem primary voters are women and there is still a huge desire for many to vote for a female candidate. Klobuchar or Warren still have a shot at this.

Wow, China, are you guys just going to sit there and take fake news videos on #coronavirus made by @RussianEmbassy? @Ruptly is state media, so @ASBreakingNews is Vladimir Putin insulting the Chinese state. So much for your “Silk Road” Alliance!

Fox Giuliani is on Fox Business pushing the same conspiracy theories about the Bidens that resulted in Trump's impeachment

Pete Buttigieg on Bernie Sanders' fundraising attacks: "Bernie's pretty rich, and I would happily accept a contribution from him...I'm not a fan of the current campaign finance system, but I'm also insistent that we've got to go into this with all the support we can get"

Mary Daly, AG Bill Barr's daughter, joined Treasury Dept as a senior advisor to Director Mnuchin. Per her Linkedin profile, Daly also involved with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (which includes Biden's and Deutsche Bank investigations) and, course, Trump's own taxes.

The republican party today stands for nothing except whiny grievance, proud ignorance, bottomless bad faith, and servile genuflection to trump.

Important dimension: consumption of disinformation—Qanon specifically—by GOP politicians "Matthew Lusk, who is running unopposed in the Republican primary for a Florida congressional seat and openly embraces QAnon

THREAD: First he came for @comey, and I said nothing because I was mad at @comey because of the Clinton email investigation and I blamed him for Trump’s election.

Mitt Romney Gets Standing Ovation At Democratic Presidential Debate

This Danish ad will challenge you to step outside your defining box

.@GStephanopoulos: No one has ever gotten the nomination if they don’t crack the top two in Iowa or New Hampshire. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “Look, the way I see this is it’s going to be a long campaign … we’ve built a campaign to go the distance.”

An update on the killing and wounding of U.S. Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan, via @sgreports @sayedsalahuddin @MSharif1990. One Afghan soldier also was killed, the Afghan government says. That's a much lower number than some initial reports.

What we each share, despite our differences, is a lifetime of service to our country. We are civil servants who dared to rebuke this president.

Hypocritical pool boy toy @JerryFalwellJr says of Romney... "I think he should keep his religion in his personal life...Some people have always worn halos to hide their horns...Jesus reserved his harshest criticism for the pharisees...hypocrites, wolves in sheep's clothing."

Reality check: Fox's Jeanine Pirro's ex husband Albert Pirro (and father of her two children) represented Donald Trump in New York real estate deals for YEARS and...wait for it... Is a convicted FELON who went to PRISON for wait for it...TAX FRAUD.

.@GStephanopoulos: “Are you basically saying that Mayor Buttigieg has a race problem?” Joe Biden: “No, I’m saying he hasn’t been able to unify the black community, that’s what i’m saying ... the assertion that he's ready across the board, I don't see it.”

Pelosi Clashes With Facebook and Twitter Over Video Posted by Trump The video was edited to appear as if Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ripping a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address while he honored a Tuskegee airman and military families.

Wow the @BernieSanders crowd is booing @PeteButtigieg at the New Hampshire State Democratic Party Dinner. It’s coordinated and loud.

Treasury hands Biden records over to GOP after refusing to release Trump tax returns

It turns out that the economy never had a Trump bump.

The KKK has upgraded from bed sheets to ski masks and khakis. It's like Richard Spencer got a coupon for Dicks Sporting Goods.

Has any of the Democratic candidates in 2020 released any attack ad at all on Sanders - let alone one as tough as the ad Biden just released on Buttigieg?

I've got plans to make big, structural change—and I've also laid out exactly how I'll get it done. There's a lot a president can get done all by herself!

The warmest winter anyone can remember is wreaking havoc upon the global energy industry

Rep. Gaetz pretends to care about purported Biden corruption while simultaneously bragging about being a paying customer of the president. Shameless.

Who can really deny this?

"Pro-Trump forces are poised to wage what could be the most extensive disinformation campaign in U.S. history," @mckaycoppins writes. He'll join me on @CNN Sunday morning

As Times points out, Sondland is a donor to Tillis and other Republicans. “The senators did not express the same concern about Colonel Vindman”...

Trump and his advisers have discussed removing Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community. Trump has expressed frustration that Atkinson allowed the whistleblower report to be transmitted to Congress.

AP FACT CHECK: Ripping up copy of Trump's speech not illegal

Trump is trying to win Black voters in 2020 — based on one piece of passed legislation he complained about after signing

I guess they finally caught on that people will ID them and expose them to their communities and make them the social pariahs they already are.

Here’s the top Republican in the House of Representatives suggesting Nancy Pelosi should be prosecuted for ripping paper

Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in Afghanistan when a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on them, the U.S. military said.

NEW: Republican senators tried to stop Friday firing of EU ambassador Gordon Sondland.

Weekend Update: Trump Acquitted - SNL

New Hampshire Democratic Debate Cold Open - SNL

Moscow’s hard-edged diplomacy over Syria is part of an increasingly assertive campaign Russia is waging at the UN as its expands its influence in the Middle East

Best one so far

#VoterSuppression “It’s been over a year since Floridians granted people with felony records the right to vote. But the state—and voters—are stuck in a ‘confusing, Byzantine morass’”

Multiple U.S. troops killed and wounded in attack in Afghanistan

Young American service members will killed in Afghanistan yesterday. But you were too busy whining about other politicians and obsessing over your shattered ego to notice their sacrifice for our country. For the Commander in Chief, that is disgraceful

This question to William Barr is about to become very important.

Key witness Ambassador Bill Taylor talks in first post-impeachment interview


Former Mayor Pete doesn’t think very highly of the Obama-Biden record. Let’s compare.

“She looked like a president,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said. “I think she’s a leader, and she showed it tonight.”

If Bernie gets the nom but his base won't also support down-ballot Dems bc they're "insufficiently left," or "establishment shills," even if he won it would mean little. GOP would re-take the House & keep Senate. But hey, at least folks could say they didn't compromise with evil!

Prayers for those killed or injured, their families, and all U.S. forces serving around the globe. Pres. Trump said he’d end America’s longest war and bring home the troops. Instead, he escalated the war—more drones, more strikes, more troops in Afghanistan since he took office.

“The broader message to career officials is that you can’t speak up. Even if you see something illegal, something unethical, you can’t speak up.That’s the message the president wants to send.” Fernando Cutz, former Trump National Security Council official

Putin’s “peacekeeping”. Our decision to walk away/stay out is still unconscionable

You don’t always get the candidate you want. And even when you do, they are liable upon occasion to disappoint you. That’s politics. And life. What it’s not is a reason not to vote.

Did anyone ever figure out who is paying the worlds most expensive free lawyer?

Nancy Pelosi: McConnell and the GOP Senate are accomplices to Trump’s wrongdoing

This is what democrats are running against

Trump’s has moved into the afternoon hours by mocking grieving widows. Such a thoughtful and classy man. That pic everyone is sharing is destroying him inside, I know it.

“It's important to point out that just because Trump's actions haven't resulted in catastrophic outcomes—yet—that doesn't make them advisable.”

Now you would think the Attorney General's daughter taking a top job at FinCen -a job that gives her oversight & authority on a host of Trump related matters (incl Trump's tax returns & Deutsche Bank money laundering) would raise some red flags w/media. But that never happened.

My heart is heavy tonight thinking of the families waiting for more information, and those receiving the worst news imaginable.

Chinese officials note serious problems in coronavirus response. The World Health Organization keeps praising them.

They call themselves Patriot Front. Masked Nazis, traipsing hate through the streets of DC. Daring to parade American flags as they vow to RECLAIM AMERICA. Filthy white nationalism. Totally Trump-inspired. Trump-two-three-four.

Without "open communication, we would have an aristocratic government dominated by the executive branch," Grassley said.

Can negative emission technologies overcome climate catastrophe?

Republican Senators Tried to Stop Trump From Firing Impeachment Witness

American and Afghan military personnel were fired on while conducting an operation in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, the U.S. military said Saturday

Trials of Gilead's experimental coronavirus drug could begin in China next week

Five Britons in the Alps have been diagnosed with the coronavirus at the start of the peak ski season

Usin’ black folks as props to “prove” you’re not racist is the most insidious form of racism.

Lev Parnas says he’s got plenty of dirt that goes ‘well beyond’ Trump impeachment.

We are not going to be able to out-divide the Divider in Chief. Donald Trump’s worst nightmare is a candidate who actually brings people with her instead of shutting them out.

Donald Trump Jr “thanked” @RepAdamSchiff for “unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam!” Thanks, Junior, for confessing to an apparent violation of 18 U.S. Code § 1513, the law protecting witnesses from retaliation in an “official proceeding.”

People who deactivated Facebook in a study were happier afterward, reporting higher levels of life satisfaction and lower levels of depression and anxiety. That change is equal to about 25-40% of the beneficial effect typically reported for psychotherapy

Meet Ed McGinty, the resister who stages a viral, one-man anti-Trump protest in his GOP-heavy Florida town

I am not a billionaire. I do not come from money. I am the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, the first woman elected to the Senate from Minnesota, and someone who passed over 100 bills as the lead Democrat.

A sacred Native American burial sites and a national monument in Arizona is being blown up this week as part of construction for President Trump's border wall, Customs and Border Protection confirmed.

I wrote about how Donald J Trump has totally learned a lesson from impeachment

The National Park Service who tried to shut us down in 2018 and failed is going to begin enforcing permits for noise amplification outside the White House. We have received two verbal warnings. We will begin paying the $120 permit fee. Chip in here:

Soldier kills 26 in bloodiest shooting spree in Thailand

Oh goody, why only have one Friday Night Massacre when you can purge all week

Yep. If we nominate Bernie we lose the White House and any chance at winning the senate...

Pres. Trump - no Democrat has worked harder in a bipartisan way in the hopes that you would succeed. The people of WV know exactly who has worked day & night for the last 5 years to secure their healthcare & pensions & it wasn’t you.

Liberal Redneck has some thoughts on Nancy Ripping up Trump's speech

#SNL brutally mocks the photo that Trump desperately wants you to think is “photoshopped”

The GOP-controlled Senate has ensured Trump remains "an ongoing threat to American democracy," wrote Pelosi.

This isn’t accurate, but instead of descending into a he said/she said, let me right now extend the invitation to @PressSec Stephanie Grisham to come on @CNNSotu tomorrow morning for an interview.

So how do we get enough people to quit Facebook so that businesses no longer depend on it?

“The urban core is not gonna get it done. What we need is power! Do you understand? That’s what this is about,” Carville said.

There was no public pushback to the firings within the administration, because Trump is now surrounded by political invertebrates. There is no indication NSA Robert O’Brien made any effort to protect a war hero who served honorably & testified truthfully.

Ukrainian producer Olena Eremeeva has provoked a storm of criticism on social media by saying that Ukrainian language only suits comedies, while soap operas sell better in Russian.

If you have trouble stretching your paycheck to pay for rent, or have trouble deciding to pay for childcare or long-term care, or have trouble figuring out if you’re going to fill your refrigerator or fill your prescription drugs — I know you. I will fight for you.

“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.”

The GOP fears Biden the most because they know he can win in the state’s that decided 2016 for Trump.

Matteo Salvini insisted that he defended Italy by refusing to let stranded migrants enter the country when he was interior minister, as parliament prepares to vote this week on whether he should be prosecuted

VA Secretary allegedly tried to smear House staffer for reporting assault

China to stagger back to work as coronavirus deaths surpass SARS

“Discussing Anita Hill, Thomas reveals next to nothing. His métier now is exactly what it was then: Deny, deny, deny.”

“Discussing Anita Hill, Thomas reveals next to nothing. His métier now is exactly what it was then: Deny, deny, deny.”

White nationalists shouting “RECLAIM AMERICA” through my neighborhood. This isn’t Charlottesville. This is Washington, DC. The group is called Patriot Front, and they’re marching near Union Station