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Monthly Archives: November 2019


The Daily Bucket–Working on some Night Moves

Sundown in Portland Oregon was at 4:32 pm.  At 4:40 pm, I walked past my kitchen window and startled a Great Blue Heron who was eating goldfish out of my backyard pond.  Then we both pretended not to see each other.  I began watching from

The “Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far” Omnibus (Week 149)

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. 1683. Dialed up efforts to

Jane's Drug Boats, because radar and market demand

Drug dealers do the kind of architecting that Ivanka Trump is so fond of quoting. The same style of drug smuggling boat appears in more than one ocean. Forbes magazine wonders why. This operational question is much like the rules governing US sales of Javelin missiles

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Drop the Money Turkey, You are Free to Go?

If the cops walk in, while I am in the middle of a bank robbery and I pull off my mask, drop my gun and shout, I was not robbing the bank!; the cops should let me go. If anyone questions my logic my excuse-makers

A Timeline for Giuliani

(This diary is based partly on information provided by The Daily 202 and JustSecurity). Often times a timeline is useful in sorting out a complicated story, and Bog knows the Ukraine story is a complicated mess. I’ve thought about creating several timelines, but with this


Anonymous, the author of “A Warning”, gets dragged in Reddit

While not an AI algorithm, “Anonymous”, a White House insider who wrote a NY Times op-ed and now a book titled “A Warning” didn’t get a good reception in Reddit. The author decided to do a book promotion by presenting themselves in AMA: “Ask Me Anything”


Bill-O the Clown gets Trump to throw Rudy under the bus

Stranger and stranger. x Trump threw Rudy Giuliani under the bus today in an interview with Bill O’Reilly. He denied directing Giuliani to go to Ukraine to look for dirt on his political rivals, contradicting Giuliani’s statement that he went to Ukraine “on Trump’s behalf.”


#KremlinAnnex Tuesday protest week 72

x Thank you, @BlueActionRes & @hr_indivisible for your #resistance with the #KremlinAnnex protest! Your partnership and participation is what the #KremlinAnnex team is thankful for! ❤️✌️ — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) November 24, 2019 x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex:

Conan the gendered discourse grammarian

Fortunately Conan doesn’t have to chose their bathroom. As a hero dog, Conan should be able to choose his own pronouns. — Robert DePree (@rightly) November 26, 2019 Just in: #Conan, the hero dog from the al-Baghdadi raid, is in fact a GIRL, a US


Who held the funds? New deposition documents

Revisionist policy in new docs tell us about the OMB paper trail in Arms for Dirt. Trump still held up military aid authorized by Congress to solicit investigations By Ukraine into Bidens. It’s still Bribery. NEW: The House Intel Cmte. has just released the depositions of

Top Pentagon Brass Discussing Resignation

Politico is reporting that Trump's strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures: Even before Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s forced ouster this weekend, a handful of the Pentagon's highest-ranking officials have been debating just when they would feel compelled to resign over what they see