what, another Trump Presser? LiveBlog

“To Joe, I would say stop playing politics with the virus. Too serious. Partisan politics has no place here,” the president says while delivering an attack on his election opponent from the White House briefing room. Expect a brag on the Israel UAE agreement, a dodge on sabotaging the postal service, and workshopping on attacking Biden-Harris….

For Trump, quiet parts get said out loud on the scorched-earth path to the bunker: Nobel Prize!

Unhingery abounds at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When it comes to voting rights in our pandemic election year, President Donald Trump has a habit of saying the quiet part out loud. Is it a short-circuit in the super-ego or Trump jettisoning the filters because there are 80 days left. And the distractions emerge, because doesn’t Trump deserve the Nobel Prize (his COVID “policy” promotes world peace,…

Zombie Herman Cain tweets from beyond, will he vote absentee?

Herman Cain’s twitter account is now tweeting without acknowledging that he has passed away. Can verified accounts outlive their owners? Hopefully he won’t be requesting any mail-in ballots. Not exactly Timothy Leary but apparently 9-9-9 truly is an inverted version of 666 and reminds us that Herman Cain’s denial of COVID-19’s contagion proved to be fatal. x…

yet another Trump presser – more chicken-in-every-pot promises

Q: What do you mean by an “invasion” in the suburbs if VP Joe Biden is elected? President Trump: “They're going to destroy suburbia. And 30 percent of the people in suburbia are minorities.  They say 35 percent, but I like to cut it lower. This one’s importance is in opposition to the Biden-Harris joint…

Biden-Harris joint appearance Livestream

Putting this up because some of us are watching this live. Some of you may have comments. x YouTube Video x Kamala Harris will be campaigning from inside Donald Trump’s head. No word on what social distancing is like in there.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 12, 2020 x “I have to confess.The choice makes me…

In Formation: 70% of Trump followers could be “anakisks”

“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge,” and Donald Trump’s creativity, however limited, remains confined to cowardly name-calling. “Slow Joe” and “Phony Kamala” are weak sauce. x Trump only took questions from friendly reporters during today's short press conference. He offered up a few more smears of Kamala Harris before skulking away from…

Did an ex-military contractor throw IEDs at Portland protesters

Like the DHS and DoJ contractors deployed with the miscellaneous tactical units, a variety of former military are formally and informally at play during the Portland protests. In this case, a rogue element was pursued by citizen activists because these “contractors” were trying to escalate peaceful protests. The Military Industrial Complex has dregs as well as…

Trumpel-thin-skin

In the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin, the story is known for a blonde mane, braggadocio, getting caught by lies, abuse of a child, and finally a disastrous end. Although a fairy tale, the Grimm fable was more a nightmare for little German children.  That brings us to present-day America, a president spinning tales…

Triumph of the Could at Gettysburg: “Slide into partial irrelevance…even more difficult for Trump”

Trump’s self-fulfilling idiocy still needs to drive his numbers further down. Like punking his gun-toting followers, a desperate Trump thinks that having his GOP RNC acceptance speech at Gettysburg will do for his neo-confederate followers something, something Charlottesville. The Stephen Miller logic probably has more historical revisionist malarkey in the first speech draft. Then again…

Accountability for crimes against humanity: Trump killed tens of thousands of Americans

​Will Saletan discusses “Trump’s interference or negligence in every stage of the government’s failure: preparation, mobilization, public communication, testing, mitigation, and reopening.” Then America’s luck ran out. “The U.S., which accounts for less than 5% of the world population, leads all other countries in global coronavirus infections and deaths” — CNBC The most complete, fully…

Is it time to publicly disclose classified intelligence on the Senate floor?

There is Russian interference in the 2020 election, likely not at the scale of 2016, since they’ve garnered numerous financial and political advantages from their many Congressional puppets. Remember when the NRA was a conduit for Russian election interference. Some senators have been suggesting that they might reveal classified information because they are shielded from…

Spartacists and the antifas like movies about gladiators

Street protests do not resemble those of the 1960s and Portland is not like Berlin after WWI, even as Trump has constructed from DHS tactical units and DoD contractors, an actual Freikorps. The Spartacist League and the Catholic League will not be meeting in the next World Baseball Classic. Trump probably cannot name a leader of antifa. Violent far-right…