Tass announces joint US cyber operations with Russia – again?

A surprise announcement from the Russian news service, TASS: According to the FSB in Russia, the US government has now agreed to carrying out joint cyber operations with Russian intelligence. What? pic.twitter.com/RUDHurrWf8 — Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) October 18, 2019 This bit of cynical non-collusive activity first was mentioned around the time of firing Comey and…

LOL. Gen. Mattis Roasts drumpf. (Updated with full speech)

"I’m not just an overrated general. I’m the most overrated general," Mattis says. "I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress. So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals, and frankly that sounds pretty good to me." pic.twitter.com/Hzpe5lUeje — NBC News (@NBCNews) October 18,…

Mayor of Doral heard about G7 plans from Mulvaney press conference

You’re not the only one surprised that Donald Trump is corruptly using his office to boost his own company’s profits. (Okay, you’re not surprised. Who are we kidding?) Apparently, Juan Carlos Bermudez, the mayor of Doral, Florida, where Donald Trump’s very posh and expensive bedbug hatchery is currently located, was taken aback as well. From Washington…

#KremlinAnnex Thursday protest week 66

x 'All Roads With You Lead to Putin' – @SpeakerPelosi Thank you, Madam Speaker! – @KremlinAnnex ✌️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Oz5IxQu15W — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) October 17, 2019 x Spotted on the way from the #KremlinAnnex in Washington, DC! This was so beautiful! The truck drove around the Lafayette park where we protest. We helped out and chanted:…

Facebook might be a GOP media organ … surprise, surprise

New Popular Info article describes how completely the post-2016 use of Facebook for political purposes has been compromised beyond foreign ad buys and manipulation by malign actors. 2. "Decisions are made to benefit Republicans because they are paranoid about their reputation among conservative Republicans, particularly Trump," one former Facebook employee who worked in the DC…

CNN’s Shame: No Questions on Poverty or the Climate Emergency

photo: (right: Homeless Man In Boston Enver Rahmanov • CC BY-SA 3.0, cropped) In solidarity, Alan Minsky for Mike F., Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. Tell The DNC And The News Networks:We Need Debates About The Real World!Questions About Poverty And HomelessnessA Complete Debate On The Climate Emergency  …

Mulvaney admits to quid pro quo, says 'get over it'

Okay, the goalposts are now somewhere in the Andromeda Galaxy. In a press conference today, chief White House toady Mick Mulvaney basically admitted there was a quid pro quo involved in the administration’s decision to hold up funds for Ukraine earlier this year. According to Mulvaney, the administration was hoping to press Ukraine into investigating one…

White House Announces that G7 to Be at Trump's Doral Resort in Florida.

More enriching of Trump’s bank accounts at taxpayers’ expense: WASHINGTON — President Trump intends to host next year’s G7 conference at his Doral International Resort in Miami in June, the White House confirmed Thursday, a controversial decision certain to raise conflict of interest questions given the financial benefit to Trump’s business. There is currently a press conference…

Will Gordon Sondland, the “Second Amigo”, corroborate Individual-1's role in Arms for Dirt

House impeachment hearings continue with EU ambassador Gordon Sondland today. Lawmakers plan to grill Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on Thursday about a private discussion he had with top Ukrainian officials in the White House in which he explicitly mentioned the Ukrainian gas company linked to Hunter Bidenhttps://t.co/RisiWENu0G — Christina Lutz 🇪🇺 (@ChristinaLutz17)…

Apparently, dotard Jr. is Still Getting His Talking Points from Russia.

Just two comrades, spitting out talking points from the mothership… From the loins if a stable genius. DAMN! pic.twitter.com/R804aIX5lw — KhaziLove4AllPeople (@khazir10) October 17, 2019 The look when he realizes what he just said pic.twitter.com/89pgO3xU8D — Whatev (@whatsgo1ng0n) October 17, 2019 Oh Fredo. — Annie Heckenberger (@anniemal) October 17, 2019 pic.twitter.com/GkvtMPeRxd — durrati 🆘 (@durrati)…

Paranoid Trump is convinced John Bolton shivved him over Ukraine

And, you know, he’s probably right. I mean, John Bolton is what you’d get if the demon from Child’s Play had possessed Orville Redenbacher instead. That caramel corn-looking motherfucker is evil to the core. The Daily Beast: In the course of casual conversations with advisers and friends, President Trump has privately raised suspicions that a spiteful…

“Dude gotta go” … majority in favor of impeachment and removal

The Trump meltdown seems not to have had much effect, other than enhancing Speaker Pelosi’s image with women as Gallup polls a majority in favor of impeachment and removal. So much Republican cowardice, especially in the US Senate, as #Trumpeachment continues. There could be an actual breaking point, even as history might suggest it is already…

LOL. Speaker Pelosi Pinned the Photo of Her Dressing Down Trump to Her Twitter Page.

For some damned unhinged reason the dotard thought he’d own the speaker by twitting out the above photo of her berating him… Nervous Nancy's unhinged meltdown! pic.twitter.com/RDeUI7sfe7 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2019 Bwa haha pic.twitter.com/VwSI4V73G0 — Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) October 16, 2019 What a Moran.

Police violence is also gun violence

When presidential candidate Julian Castro said “Police violence is also gun violence”, I nearly jumped out my seat. Castro also said” I’m not going to give these police officers another reason to go door-to-door in certain communities because police violence is also gun violence While Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar fought over the white working-class vote,…

Trump tweets his humiliation on #NationalBossDay

Trump tries to recover from his unhinged meeting with Democratic leadership Looks like she owned you on #NationalBossDay. Been there. Don’t mess with mama! https://t.co/8unyy930Dj — Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) October 16, 2019 Go Nancy!#TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/Q0hnnyCJ0e — Pièce de Résistance (@PieceDeReSister) October 16, 2019 Per Dem aide:Schumer to Trump: "Is your plan to rely on the…

Stop using GOP talking points re: healthcare – you already “pay for it”

Call private health insurance costs “taxes in everything but name.” Analysis: Americans already pay a "gigantic" hidden health-care tax, economists say. The question of who will foot the bill for Medicare-for-all is almost beside the point. https://t.co/12fott4Bqf — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 16, 2019 To some economists, the question is moot: Americans already pay a massive…

For #Trumpeachment, there are more 'bad hombres' than the '3 Amigos'

Will Trump throw Mulvaney under the bus, as the rest of the ‘3 Amigos” — Gordon Sondland and Rick Perry come before the House committees, after Kurt Volker has already testified. Mick Mulvaney arranged meetings between Rudy and Don when Giuliani was bragging publicly about enlisting Ukranians to probe the Bidens. Mulvaney met frequently with Gordon Sondland, and hid…

The MOAT (Mother of All Tweeters)

The last time the President told the press to ask my lawyer, Michael Cohen was subsequently fitted for a numbered orange jumpsuit.  Well, Rudy, I think your right profile is your best side and black and white stripes say GQ federal prison. You remember in 2018 aboard Airforce One when the President, with obvious guilt…

Even more Trump nonsense this week as disinformation spews at the White House

After trying to orchestrate a reality-TV moment with grieving parents, more craziness in the White House. Daniel Dale has counted all of last week’s lies. The translator's face is all of us. https://t.co/HLVWV7juPr — Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) October 16, 2019 Trump just claimed that America’s relationship with Italy goes back “thousands of years.” Trump made…

Why Fox News is getting trounced in the public opinion battle over Trump impeachment

Shepard Smith's recent, abrupt resignation isn’t the only crisis Fox News is facing these days. Aside from allegations that conservatives simply will not tolerate any dissenting voices amid a chorus that worships Donald Trump, the right-wing cable news outlet is struggling as it tries to fight the public opinion battle over impeachment. The unfolding inquiry in the…

Trump on the Kurds: 'There's a lot of sand they can play with'

Yes, but what were the Kurds wearing when Turkey invaded? That’s what I want to know. x “It's not our problem,” Trump says in Oval Office of Turkey's invasion into Syria. He adds that the Kurds are “not angels.” Also, he says this: “They've got a lot of sand over there…. There's a lot of…

KY-Gov: New Mason-Dixon Poll Has Gov. Matt Bevin (R) & AG Andy Beshear (D) Tied At 46-46

Here’s the latest news out of Kentucky: A new survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear deadlocked in Kentucky's gubernatorial race, with the election just three weeks away. Mason-Dixon interviewed 625 registered and likely voters from Oct. 10-13 for the poll, which found Bevin and Beshear tied at…

Lara Trump: Most Americans have never even heard of the Kurds, so whatevs

The moral depth of these people is breathtaking. On Monday, Lara Trump — who’s married to Donald Trump’s fourth-favorite tragic mistake — appeared on Fox News at Night. The show’s host, Shannon Bream, asked her what she thought of a New York Times story (“Trump Followed His Gut on Syria, Calamity Came Fast”) that excoriated the…

CNN Debate: You're a Frontrunner When Everyone Takes a Swing at You.

Actions speak volumes over words, and the punches thrown by the Democratic presidential candidates at Elizabeth Warren tonight scream, “She’s the frontrunner!”  I don’t give a shit how often they say, “Polls don’t matter!  I meet all kinds of people out on the campaign trail…blah, blah, blah.”  The rest of the crowd on that stage tonight…