Russian state TV uses Trump's betrayal of Kurds for anti-American propaganda

Now that our nation’s promises are worth less than a degree from Trump University, our enemies see openings wider than the Wiffleball holes in Donald Trump’s brain. Julia Davis, a Russian media analyst who’s written for The Washington Post and The Daily Beast, recently unearthed the following gem from Russian state TV. And it’s hard…

musings on various topics

at the close of the 2nd of a 3 day break from teaching. It is hard not to be angry and even worse at what is happening right now in Northern Syria. As I told my students, the current occupant of the Oval Office broke no laws in the decisions he made — that is,…

Impeachment coverage must not stifle Medicare for All and other progressive issues

Cable channels and traditional media are saturated with impeachment coverage. Healthcare rates remain unaffordable. We cannot ignore the Medicare for All battle and others. Let's walk, chew gum, read, and think at the same time. When Trump gets impeached, whether removed from office or not, the euphoric sugar high will be short-lived. Why? The declining path of…

Never Stop. Never Slow Down. Never Give Up.

In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Onward, Together!   As Congressional committees uncover more details and instances of malfeasance, obstruction, abuse of power, and outright corruption in the Trump administration, Mr. Trump seeks to shift blame, project his crimes on others,…

Some of Trump's Ukraine CT narrative came from a RWNJ columnist, now at Fox News

Apparently John Solomon is Individual-1’s Pat Buchanan and William Safire. John Solomon, now at Fox News, seems to be the nutter whose shaky ideas about Democrats in Ukraine diffused to Trump. Even Ken Vogel points the finger at Solomon. A Lot Of Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Come From One Right-Wing Columnist There’s a direct line between…

Trump golfs during #ImpeachNow rallies in 60 cities

x There should be a massive protest outside the course, as close as you can legally get, making as much noise as possible to fuck up the one thing he truly cares about: his golf game 🤬#OccupyTrumpCourses #ImpeachmentTaskForce https://t.co/Iaar0pf8Az — Tara Dublin Rockstober (@taradublinrocks) October 13, 2019 x Over 60 cities across the country are…

NYT, CNN play Gotcha! with Senator Kamala Harris' Environmental Record.

The Exxon oil wells off the California coast are a dark cancer on our fair nation.  And when the pipeline that carried Exxon’s oil from those wells broke, and bespoiled  miles of coast line and poisoned wildlife, Then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris vigorously intervened. Harris and her successor successfully  assisted in the criminal prosecution of the oil pipeline…

GOP congressman: Trump's decision to abandon Kurds is 'weak' and 'depressing'

Welcome to consensus reality, Rep. Kinzinger! Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois, has at last seen what any non-cult member with eyes realized long ago: Donald Trump is a weak, whiny poseur who acts tough but has the gravitas of a rarefied mouse fart. Appearing on Face the Nation this morning, Kinzinger stated the obvious:…

Sanctions Against Turkey For Syria Invasion Are Too Little And Very Late.

The reports on the ethnic cleansing of the Syrian Kurds — and that is what Turkey is doing — are heartbreaking.  Supposedly, there is real anger among Senate Republicans about Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds, but what is not getting reported is the inadequate response from those supposedly outraged Republicans:  economic sanctions on Turkey.  Some Senate Democrats…

Syrian Arab Fighters Backed by Turkey Kill Two Kurdish Prisoners

Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters killed at least two Kurdish prisoners on Saturday, one of them lying on the ground with his hands bound behind his back, in a powerful illustration of the forces unleashed by President Trump’s decision to pull back American troops shielding former Kurdish allies in northern Syria. A video that captured one…

“It’s only true that the president said it, not that it was the truth”

Considering that the WH has tried to stop all Executive branch testimony related to Arms for Dirt scandal, this will be an interesting week as Congress returns from recess. There will be testimony, but whether the witnesses arrive is still questionable, requiring ready subpoenas as the House Intel committee did for Ambassador Yovanovich.  “It was…

Is Sondland Throwing Giuliani Under the Bus?

Ever since Parnas and Fruman, Giuliani’s two comrades-in-crime, were arrested as they were preparing to fly Frankfurt (and possibly Vienna) on one-way tickets, there have been reports that Rudy “A noun, a verb, and 9/11” Giuliani is himself under investigation by the very office he used to run: SDNY. This led to stories that Trump…

Sondland to Testify Trump Told Him to Text ‘No Quid Pro Quo.”

Gordon Sondland, the mercurial hotelier turned EU Ambassador who first stated he would not testify in the impeachment inquiry, then changed course to say he would, will testify this week that drumpf told him to text acting Ukrainian Ambassador William B. Taylor that there was no quid pro quo in his dealings with Ukrainian President…