Russia and China at Odds Over Trump, Iran Too.

It’s long been obvious that Putin favors Trump and wants to keep him in the White House where he can continue to destroy the United States, both because we’ve been blocking Russia’s ambitions and because Putin wants revenge for the breakup of the Soviet Union and other things we may or may not have done….

where dat “full and complete” health care plan that Trump has promised he'd sign by August 2nd

August Surprise possible tomorrow, x Looking forward to seeing that “full and complete” health care plan that @realDonaldTrump has promised he will sign by Aug 2. pic.twitter.com/m2OEBoAGps— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) July 20, 2020 x Trump’s searching for his health plan, which he said he’d sign today, out on the golf course. pic.twitter.com/AxMACs2cI8 — Jason Sparks…

China May Interfere in Our Election – Against Russia

Two stories on the news tonight: First is that Joe Biden put out a statement tonight warning foreign governments, and Russia in particular, that if  they try to interfere with our November election, they will pay a heavy price for doing so. (Assuming Biden wins in spite of their interference.) Second story is that China…

Trump's petulance reportedly led to fewer verbal briefings on Russia

So if you bristled every time someone at your office brought you key information that was crucial to your job performance — and you did it so often that they eventually stopped giving you that information — you’d be fired, right? Of course you would. That’s called being a below-average (i.e., stubborn and stupid) child….

The Lincoln Project addresses you in Russian

with appropriate subtitles, in a new ad titled “Fellow Traveler” Given the title, the fact that Putin thinks the greatest  tragedy of the 20th Century was the fall of the USSR, his role  as a KGB figure, and supported by the music of the ad, this is another winner. Oh, and for those of you…

“Betrayed” – the latest from the Lincoln Project

featuring a former Navy Seal /Annaopolis grad who is now an emergency room doc: x YouTube Video He's a gun-owner. He’s pro-Life. He’s a combat veteran. He says Trump is either a  coward or complicit. Another powerful ad.

Reddit might be able to delete its Trumpist subreddits but can't stop Trump's arrest #ResignNowTrump

Yesterday r/The_Donald group got banned by Reddit. Not so easy for the rest of us. x In 2017, we used subreddit algebra to dissect r/The_Donald and filter out commenters’ interest in politics. The results supported the theory that at least a subset of Trump’s supporters were motivated by racism. (*On Monday, Reddit banned r/The_Donald.) https://t.co/bAPK4qOAQ8…

Hoo-boy, did this Trump tweet age badly

Trump in 2013: x Ignorance is inexcusable; it’s the surest way to fail. No acceptable reason exists for not being well informed. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2013 Trump now: x Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by…

Trump Committed Treason

Article III of the US Constitution defines treason: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in…

Bolton says Trump told China to “Make sure I win”

Reading the Bolton book is a tough slog. although it is amusing to read how he wanted to settle scores including obliquely allowing Rex Tillerson to call Nikki Haley a c***. If there’s a takeaway so far, it is how badly edited it is, and how absent any consideration of national policy other than pushing…