Path to the bunker: “he's in the hospitality business”

Because someone in the hospitality business would want to jail and relocate the homeless away from hotels, put refugees in detention camps, and separate children from families Dear @realDonaldTrump: Wow, Mick Mulvaney admits your personal business interests will affect decisions you make because that's who you are at the end of the day. Can you please…

Of course Trump should be kicked off Twitter

Enough is enough. If there was a tipping point for Donald Trump’s blatant abuse of Twitter with his hate speech, it may have come when he recently posted a series of tweets warning of a second Civil War if he were to be impeached and removed, quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress on Fox & Friends. Even one…

POTUS* flipped the bird at Astronaut Jessica Meir

Donald Trump, sad man-baby, had another episode of the continuing meltdown yesterday as he flipped the bird at a woman who showed him up. This display of passive-aggressive nonverbal anger is no way to run a Space Force. x THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4400: Trump speaks with First All-Female Astronaut Spacewalk — https://t.co/1LOBj9PDJK — #Nonverbal…

Trump tried to tweet #StopTheCoup and got pwnd … #ThePresidentIsACrybaby

Yesterday, PABOTUS tried to get the #StopTheCoup trending, only to be met with #ThePresidentIsACrybaby. x Actually, there is a coup going on, only it's not coming from outside the Trump administration, but as in all horror stories, it's coming from within, led by Trump & his lackeys & henchmen, like Bill Barr, Nick Mulvaney, &…

Northern Syria: “the biggest ethnic cleansing operation of the 21st Century”

The primary combatants are the SNA, mercenaries supported by Turkey, and the SDF, although it now seems clear how much the absence of US forces has allowed the continuing rather than paused carnage. 300,000 people have been displaced. And then there’s all that Trumpian disinformation, often repeating Turkish talking points. Fact check: Cutting through the…

Saturday #KreminAnnex protest week 66

x #KREMLINANNEX pic.twitter.com/grFemQa0to — Spooky McSpookface (@pkirkham) October 19, 2019 x ✌️🇺🇸 #KremlinAnnex 307, week 66 of protesting Treason45! In support of whistleblowers we make some noise! https://t.co/3zKmh6pQx7 — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) October 18, 2019 x Thank you for your support, #resisters! As a reminder, at #KremlinAnnex protest we do not accept cash and we…

There's no constitutional crisis: just impeach Trump for bribery

Ari Melber keeps it simple. Less nuance, it’s right in the damn Constitution. You don’t even have to utter a dead language. Perspective: "Bribery" is right there in the Constitution. Trump could be impeached for that. https://t.co/vcXayzUWow — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 19, 2019 Amid a series of House investigations, however, and several public,…

Trumpian Greenwashing: Russian media racketeering and suppressing the 2020 vote

Russia’s useful idiots are also proxies. In a bid to repeat 2016, the swing states will have third-party efforts as well as support for non-Democratic efforts. In this case the self-proclaimed “environmentalist” declares that he supports the Green Party, but not really. Like greenwashing, it’s bait-and-switch. Crooked Hillary Clinton just called the respected environmentalist and Green…

Van Jones becomes part of the HRC-Tulsi beef because “payback hell”

This pIe-fightery is perhaps well-timed before, rather than during the actual primaries, so that intra-party beefing might dissipate early. x Van Jones says Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard “with no facts” & adds Tulsi is getting “payback hell” for quitting DNC & backing Bernie in 2016 pic.twitter.com/jzGdmLMJzL— Ibrahim (@ibrahimpols) October 19, 2019 CNN’s Erin Burnett opened a segment…

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….

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…

#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…

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)…

“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…

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…

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…

Week 66 #KremlinAnnex protest Tuesday

x This week we’re 15 months old protest against corrupt Putin’s puppet! Welcome to week 66 of the #KremlinAnnex demonstrations in support of democracy, rule of law and freedoms in America! We started 457 days ago and we’ll be protesting tonight again! See y’all at 7:30 pm! ✌️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/o1Z6B90JiZ — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) October 15,…

Fortune Cookie economics: Peter Navarro's alter ego is no hand grenade

Like David Brooks and Thomas Friedman, conservatives use (non-) fictional everymen in their writing. WH adviser Peter Navarro is no different: his is the thinly disguised Ron Vara, no different than David Dennison or John Barron. Today the Comical of Higher Education takes Peter Navarro to task for his sinophobia which only got attention from the WH…

close general elections favor Republicans, unless the Electoral College is dissolved

Newsweek reports that a new study finds that inversion elections where a popular vote winner loses, favor the GOP. 2020’s hope for Individual-1 lies in a repeat of marginally close outcomes in swing/battleground states. GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers…

Trump talks Turkey: sternly-worded threats, tweeted loudly

Trump has now made threats against Turkey, having tried to bluff Erdogan and failed, again, as Axios reports. Unfortunately, Trump cannot erase a crisis of his own making with initiatives that will take weeks to implement while people die. This raises more questions about conversations between Trump and Erdogan especially since Russia completed a new…

The Death of Atatiana Jefferson

Let us assume all the worse; Atatiana Jefferson came to her window, peered out with a gun in hand, ready to shoot, refused to comply with an order from an unidentified man to drop her weapon, and he fired in fear for his life. Now let us deal in reality and common sense.  A neighbor…

Why there's no room for a Shepard Smith in today's right-wing, Trump-boosting media

Shepard Smith’s sudden departure from Fox News signaled that the drawbridge has effectively been raised, and all Trump nonbelievers belong on the other side of Rupert Murdoch's cable castle. No longer a place where any serious dissension—or Trump fact-checking—is allowed, Fox News has embraced its core mission of disseminating propaganda. The move shouldn't be surprising given the state…

#Trumpeachment – Fiona Hill is neither Kathy Griffin nor George Soros

Fiona Hill will appear before Congress today as the impeachment inquiry continues. The RWNJ troll-bots have been busily calling her a “George Soros mole”, even as one assumes that when she was appointed to the NSC in 2017 by Trump, any such association would have been disqualifying. But the current buzz by nutters is that…

Trump still vaguely threatening sanctions on Turkey, how empty are they?

Is sanctioning Turkey a kind of virtue signaling or is the Trump administration prepping the ground to lift Russian sanctions? In case you forgot that there was a monstrous steel imports tariff on Turkey that Trump promptly rescinded, because it’s virtuous to double a tariff then reduce it by 50% to appear like something happened. …