Trump confirms Woodward report he decried as 'fiction' in 2018

I don’t tell many lies. Sometimes I fudge my responses a bit when talking to my psychiatrist. Like, I’ll tell her I’m exercising regularly to improve my mood, when by “exercising” I actually mean “eating Corn Nuts.” So it’s not that tough to keep track of my little white lies. But Trump is a regular…

Ex-CoS Kelly Agrees with Mattis on Trump

Yesterday, former WH chief of state John Kelly contradicted Trump’s story about firing SecDec Jim Mattis, reminding the world that Mattis had resigned in protest after Trump ordered our troops out of Syria. This morning he took the next step: Former White House chief of Staff John Kelly: 'I agree' with Jim Mattis on Trump…

John Kelly contradicts Trump on Mattis

embedded in this Washington Post story we read the following: President Trump’s former chief of staff John F. Kelly defended former defense secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday over Mattis’s criticism of the president’s handling of nationwide protests. Kelly also dismissed Trump’s assertion that the president fired the retired general in 2018. “The president did not…

Mattis eviscerates Trump

… and leaves the craven dipshit’s quavering viscera on the abattoir floor. James Mattis, Donald Trump’s erstwhile defense secretary, is speaking out — finally — about the ocher abomination and His Majesty’s misrule. And it ain’t pretty, folks. The special occasion? Trump’s shameful response to the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing nationwide protests. CNN: “Donald…

Trump claims Obama left him with a military 'very low on ammunition'

It’s a metaphysical certitude that either 1) Trump made this up out of whole cloth or 2) James Mattis told him this because Trump wanted to invade Mexico, Puerto Rico, California or somewhere equally as insane. Because I really, really doubt the U.S. military — with a budget of $611 billion for FY2016 (nearly $400 billion…

This is where it gets dangerous.

Anybody who has ever thrown a birthday party for a kid knows that there are two basic forms of entertainment. There are clowns, and then there are magicians. Donald Trump is a true cross over, a magician clown. He lumbers around the yard with his big flopping feet, knocking over the folding table with the…

Trump forces Mattis out early; he's now leaving on Jan. 1

Ugh. We’re all dead. Merry Christmas! From The Washington Post: President Trump, who aides said has been frustrated by news coverage of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s scathing resignation letter, abruptly announced Sunday that he was removing Mattis two months before his planned departure and installing Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive who has…

Russian state TV: 'Trump is ours again,' Americans are 'losers'

Julia Davis, an expert on Russian propaganda and creator of the Russian Media Monitor, does yeoman’s work in keeping the Western world apprised of Russia’s sometimes shifting attitudes toward their addlepated puppet. Sometimes it looks like he might turn into Chucky, but lately he’s more like Mortimer Snerd with all the varnished stripped off him.* In her latest piece…

The final “straw”?

When it comes to the events of the last 10 days, to borrow a phrase from Rachel Maddow, “Stick a pin in this.” And no, I don’t mean everything that has happened in the last 10 days, you’d need a cork board the size of Oklahoma. But over the last little while, there has been a series…

Top Republicans join the freakout over Mattis' departure

Most Republicans have tried to ignore the fact that you’d get better decision-making in the Oval Office from a drunk tabby cat batting around a Magic 8-ball. They got their tax cuts, and they still hate Obama, so they’ve been only too happy to indulge the baby-handed lunatic running around the White House with a…

Former Member of Obama's NSC Says Mattis Has Inserted Himself in the Nuke Chain of Command. (Update)

( Jon Wolfsthal served most recently (2014-2017) as special assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the National Security Council. In that post, he was the most senior White House official setting and implementing U.S. Government policy on all aspects of arms control, nonproliferation, and nuclear policy.) Well, this is scary as fuck. x…