Turkey’s Former Ambassador to the U.S., Namik Tan, Openly Mocks Our Idiot *resident.

Proving yet again how much disdain the rest of the world has for the Oval Office occupant, former Turkish Ambassador to the U.S. Namik Tan tweeted this a few hours ago… x Donald Trump's “perfect” letter to Santa. Via @NewYorker pic.twitter.com/GBmGgAnqIs— Ambassador Namik Tan (@NamikTan) October 18, 2019 One would expect Turkey’s President Erdogan, on the…

MCCONNELL Calls Out Trump Over Syria!

The Washington Post just published an op-ed by Mitch McConnell himself: Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the…

Elijah was the Boldest…

It is a shame we are not spared a moment from daily turmoil to respectfully mark the death of a legendary figure like the dearly departed Maryland Congressional Rep. Elijah Cummings. Mr. Cummings left us yesterday at age 68.  I hesitate to bring up the current occupant of the White House, but I am reminded…

Trump's Ghostwriter Says POTUS *is* a Child

Tony Schwartz, who ghostwrote Trump’s Art of the Deal, has a column in today’s WaPo: Why Trump can’t change, no matter what the consequences are This one sentence sums it all up: As Trump himself has said, he is essentially the same person today that he was at age 7. He has his story, and…

Erdogan threatens Trump over the 'lack of respect' shown in his crazy, splenetic letter

Jon Sopel, the BBC’s North America editor, is reporting that Donald Trump’s second-grade playground letter to Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn’t having the effect Trump had hoped. Which is hard to understand because usually Trump fully comprehends and anticipates every possible contingency. Weird. x Wow. #Erdogan tells news conference the letter sent by @realDonaldTrump telling him…

WaPo weighs in on Mick Mulvaney's truth-telling

The Trump Doral-G7 announcement was designed to draw attention from Turkey-Syria warfare and #Trumpeachment. Unfortunately, Mick Mulvaney’s set-to with the press over the Ukraine quid pro quo did demonstrate the continuing messaging incompetence of the WH. Hours later, Mulvaney made a clumsy attempt to disinform the confession of what seems plainly obvious in the released documents….

CO-Sen: New Poll Has John Hickenlooper (D) Crushing Cory Gardner (R) 53-42

Here’s the latest news out of Colorado: New Colorado polling released Thursday shows that John Hickenlooper leads Sen. Cory Gardner in a theoretical Senate matchup next year by 11 percentage points and that a majority of Coloradans support the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The Keating Research-OnSight Public Affairs-Martin Campaigns (KOM) survey released Thursday afternoon…

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,…

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 143)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week. The EU ambassador agreed to testify against Trump in impeachment proceedings against the administration's…

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…