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 In case you forgot that there was a monstrous steel imports tariff on Turkey that Trump promptly rescinded, because it’s virtuous to double a tariff then reduce it by 50% to appear like something happened. …

Why Mitt Romney must demand Trump’s impeachment

Mitt Romney has never missed an opportunity to be an opportunist. Romney the leveraged buyout pioneer took advantage of the U.S. tax code to pocket tens of millions of dollars from investments in companies that failed. Mitt the mythical Massachusetts moderate transformed himself into the “severely conservative” 2012 presidential nominee by turning his back on…

Russian state TV uses Trump's betrayal of Kurds for anti-American propaganda

Now that our nation’s promises are worth less than a degree from Trump University, our enemies see openings wider than the Wiffleball holes in Donald Trump’s brain. Julia Davis, a Russian media analyst who’s written for The Washington Post and The Daily Beast, recently unearthed the following gem from Russian state TV. And it’s hard…

Never Stop. Never Slow Down. Never Give Up.

In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn for Alan, Mike F, Janis, Mike H, Dan, Dr Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team Onward, Together!   As Congressional committees uncover more details and instances of malfeasance, obstruction, abuse of power, and outright corruption in the Trump administration, Mr. Trump seeks to shift blame, project his crimes on others,…

Some of Trump's Ukraine CT narrative came from a RWNJ columnist, now at Fox News

Apparently John Solomon is Individual-1’s Pat Buchanan and William Safire. John Solomon, now at Fox News, seems to be the nutter whose shaky ideas about Democrats in Ukraine diffused to Trump. Even Ken Vogel points the finger at Solomon. A Lot Of Trump’s Ukraine Conspiracy Theories Come From One Right-Wing Columnist There’s a direct line between…

Trump golfs during #ImpeachNow rallies in 60 cities

x There should be a massive protest outside the course, as close as you can legally get, making as much noise as possible to fuck up the one thing he truly cares about: his golf game 🤬#OccupyTrumpCourses #ImpeachmentTaskForce https://t.co/Iaar0pf8Az — Tara Dublin Rockstober (@taradublinrocks) October 13, 2019 x Over 60 cities across the country are…

GOP congressman: Trump's decision to abandon Kurds is 'weak' and 'depressing'

Welcome to consensus reality, Rep. Kinzinger! Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman from Illinois, has at last seen what any non-cult member with eyes realized long ago: Donald Trump is a weak, whiny poseur who acts tough but has the gravitas of a rarefied mouse fart. Appearing on Face the Nation this morning, Kinzinger stated the obvious:…

Sanctions Against Turkey For Syria Invasion Are Too Little And Very Late.

The reports on the ethnic cleansing of the Syrian Kurds — and that is what Turkey is doing — are heartbreaking.  Supposedly, there is real anger among Senate Republicans about Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds, but what is not getting reported is the inadequate response from those supposedly outraged Republicans:  economic sanctions on Turkey.  Some Senate Democrats…

Syrian Arab Fighters Backed by Turkey Kill Two Kurdish Prisoners

Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters killed at least two Kurdish prisoners on Saturday, one of them lying on the ground with his hands bound behind his back, in a powerful illustration of the forces unleashed by President Trump’s decision to pull back American troops shielding former Kurdish allies in northern Syria. A video that captured one…

“It’s only true that the president said it, not that it was the truth”

Considering that the WH has tried to stop all Executive branch testimony related to Arms for Dirt scandal, this will be an interesting week as Congress returns from recess. There will be testimony, but whether the witnesses arrive is still questionable, requiring ready subpoenas as the House Intel committee did for Ambassador Yovanovich.  “It was…

Is Sondland Throwing Giuliani Under the Bus?

Ever since Parnas and Fruman, Giuliani’s two comrades-in-crime, were arrested as they were preparing to fly Frankfurt (and possibly Vienna) on one-way tickets, there have been reports that Rudy “A noun, a verb, and 9/11” Giuliani is himself under investigation by the very office he used to run: SDNY. This led to stories that Trump…

Sondland to Testify Trump Told Him to Text ‘No Quid Pro Quo.”

Gordon Sondland, the mercurial hotelier turned EU Ambassador who first stated he would not testify in the impeachment inquiry, then changed course to say he would, will testify this week that drumpf told him to text acting Ukrainian Ambassador William B. Taylor that there was no quid pro quo in his dealings with Ukrainian President…

#KremlinAnnex week 65 Saturday protest

x Saturday night protest at the #KremlinAnnex. 305 protests65 consecutive weeks 15 months standing against the corrupt Putin’s puppet occupying our WH! #resist pic.twitter.com/xfS6XUDUuB — Kremlin Annex (@KremlinAnnex) October 13, 2019 x Or #kremlinAnnex tonight! https://t.co/lqZE02vH19 pic.twitter.com/9xhFbNlH8m — Impeach45 🍑 (@DonaDickinson) October 12, 2019 x Have you read about our team yet? ✌️🇺🇸 Kremlin Annex:…

Marco Rubio attacks Elizabeth Warren over her brilliant defense of gay marriage

First, Elizabeth Warren’s brilliant response to a recent question about “traditional” (i.e., noninclusive and oppressive) values: x Elizabeth Warren's pro-equal marriage putdown is the best thing you'll see today pic.twitter.com/rfCQ7RzpkN— The Independent (@Independent) October 11, 2019 QUESTIONER: “Let’s say you’re on the campaign trail …” WARREN: “I have been … [laughter]” QUESTIONER: “… and a supporter…

James Comey Would Like to Help

James Comey slumps strategically in restaurants — all 6-foot-8 of him, drooping faux-furtively with his back to the room — and daydreams about deleting the civic-minded Twitter feed where a bipartisan coalition pronounces him a national disgrace. He sleeps soundly — nine hours a night, he ballparks — and organizes the self-described “unemployed celebrity” chapter…

Turkish atrocities against Kurds begin: casualties reach hundreds, 70,000 displaced so far

The predicted bloodbath unfolds. Wapo does an excellent summary of the current situation. x Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite Arabs, Christians, and Kurds in NE Syria. Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death. That’s a war crime….

Unpacking Blood Quantum

Very important discussion… “Blood quantum for is subtractive… One drop rule is expansive…all to advance and continually uphold white supremacy…” The sins and conjuring up of a fictional racist construct needs to be continually illuminated in order to really understand what we are up against and free ourselves. “Blood quantum. The percentage of Native “blood”…

Report: Trump to accelerate his anti-choice push

Late-term abortions are extremely rare and are never used for frivolous reasons. They’re often necessary to save the life of the mother or end a nonviable and/or dangerous pregnancy. This is only common sense, but if you listen to the propaganda of anti-choicers you might think that pregnant women wait until just minutes before delivery to decide,…