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048 – TRUMP WAS GIVEN PROOF THAT PUTIN DIRECTLY ORDERED THE ATTACK ON OUR ELECTIONS … BEFORE HE WAS EVEN INAUGURATED (An Editorial)

To be completely upfront, as of about midnight Eastern time on Friday, July 19th, this story has so far only been reported by the “failing New York Times”.  The link below is from the New York Daily News reposting the Times’ report.  I didn’t bother to link to the Times’ article because you have to subscribe to their online site in order to read the full article.

“If true”, this would be clear evidence that Trump has been lying about Putin, and participating in a deliberate cover-up for Putin, almost daily for at least the past 18 months.

But beyond that, do you really think that the intelligence briefing Trump received was the first time he knew what Putin was doing?

  • 048 - Trump Knew - Boris and NatashaIf so, I have a penthouse apartment in Trump Tower to sell you for $100,000, if only you would first send me a cashier’s check for $10,000.

 

This has a slightly different feel to it than everything else that has happened on an almost daily basis since Trump took office.  The intelligence report provided to Trump reportedly included top secret information from a highly classified source very close to Putin.  That source could definitely be put at risk by this information being released.

My theory is that whomever gave this information to the Times either knew that the source was perhaps now out of reach of Putin and safe, and/or the source was so pissed off by the events of this past week that he/she finally just said “Fuck it.  Enough of this.”

Since former CIA Director John Brennan was in that intelligence briefing, and since he has been such a vocal critic of Trump, including calling his Helsinki debacle on Monday “treasonous”, I will be interested to hear him in his first interview tomorrow (Thursday).  If he has known this all along, but has been unable to say anything more specific, can you imagine how frustrated he has felt every time Trump has either denied or equivocated about Putin’s direct involvement?

048 - Trump Knew - If true“If true”.  Two simple words that once again could become gigantic.  The only thing better than that, would be if Mike Pence received that same intelligence briefing.

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-trump-russia-election-intelligence-20180718-story.html

048 - Trump Knew - News Update

Interesting that this report is not yet getting much coverage.  It is now the top story on the New York Times website, but not with the big banner headline that you might think.   I don’t even see it at all on the Washington Post website or on NBC’s.  Even the MSNBC site does not have clips from Lawrence O’Donnell’s or Brian Williams’ shows from last night where it received extensive coverage.

I’m guessing that other news organizations are having trouble getting corroborating sources since that intelligence briefing was SO sensitive.  There have not yet been any denials that I have seen on the internet.

Rachel Madow reported quite a while ago about a Russian who was grabbed in a meeting, had a bag thrown over his head, and hasn’t been heard from since.  I researched this and found that the individual was a top, cybersecurity officer who was arrested on Jan 26, 2017.  Interesting timing since that was not long after Trump received that intelligence briefing which cited a top secret source close to Putin.

Given what we know now, is it all that preposterous to wonder if, after being briefed, Trump himself had given Putin a heads-up on that source which may have led to his arrest?

048 - Trump Knew - News Update

048 - Trump Knew - Fuck You

 

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047 – IF TRUMP DOES NOT MAKE YOU SICK WHEN YOU THINK OR EVEN HEAR ABOUT HIM, THEN THAT SAYS AS MUCH ABOUT YOU AS IT DOES ABOUT HIM. (An Editorial)

Wonderful pseudo press conference following this morning’s Helsinki conference between Putin and Trump.  The incredulous outrage at how Trump could speak in favor of Putin and Russia, and against the United States and our intelligence community, is such a load of garbage.

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How could Trump have been expected to say and do anything other than exactly what he did?

Let’s call a spade a spade, to put it in the bluntest racist language that even our ignorant, racist esteemed President can relate to.

How in Hell can any rational human being listen to even a word that comes out of that pathetic excuse for a human being’s mouth and not be completely disgusted?

The people who voted for the imbecile have rationalized hundreds of times to justify their monumental error.

  • Hillary was guilty of callously murdering those diplomats in Benghazi.
  • Hillary sold the country out as Secretary of State.
  • The Clinton Foundation was fundamentally corrupt and simply a vehicle with which to buy influence.
  • Hillary is a woman – enough said.
  • Obama was a black son of a bitch who had no business ever being elected to the Presidency even once, much less twice. Hell, he wasn’t even an American.
  • Obama was the worst President ever and is individually responsible for everything bad that is currently in the world.

A case can certainly be made that the Democrats currently in control of their party are not worthy of your time.  Bernie certainly tried to make that case.  Whether it’s Schumer, Pelosi or Perez, they are not an easy bunch to defend.

But how can they even compete for our disgust against the universally despicable cast of characters that purport themselves to be the sycophantic voice of the Republican party?

  • KY Sen. Mitch McConnell.
    • There is no single person who will be more responsible when and if Rowe vs Wade is overturned, or gay rights are limited, or healthcare is fundamentally destroyed, or ridiculously partisan gerrymandering is upheld, or Citizens United remaining in place to allow big money such a stranglehold over our political system.
    • 047 - WheeAs much as I despise Trump, McConnell deserves a much greater blame for Neil Gorsuch and for Neil Gorsuch II, whomever he may be (and it most certainly will be a white, He).
  • CA Rep. Devin Nunes.
    • I don’t care if his California district is 99% Republican. If that completely obscene excuse for a breathing human is reelected, then his “constituency” will be guilty of the most egregious act of ignorance ever committed by any electorate … anywhere … or at any time.
  • SC Rep. Trey Goudy.
    • How can even his own family look at themselves in the mirror without wondering how they can possibly be related to a person so totally without any sense of decency, humanity or morality?
  • OH Rep. Jim Jordan.
    • Even if nothing ever comes of the Ohio State wrestling scandal, this guy is another pure lowlife who has sold his soul to Trump.
  • AK Sen. Tom Cotton.
    • “Trump never said Shithole. I was there in the room and I never heard him say that.”
  • The entire House Freedom Caucus.
    • They might have had some legitimate claim to a glimmer of an ideal at one time, but their blind devotion to Trump has shown their supposed values to be the sham that they always were.
  • Senate Republicans.
    • A select few of them may occasionally talk kind of a good game, if they are not running for reelection, or if they are very likely dying, but their actions, or rather their stunning inactions, have placed them squarely among those who shoulder the blame for every single thing that Trump has said or done.

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Now we wait breathlessly to see what Trump says in the follow-up to today’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki.  Who knows what type of concessions will be forthcoming?

  • An end to any remaining Russian sanctions, regardless of any United States law that has been passed by Congress?
  • A recognition of the Russian right to their annexation of Crimea?
  • An end to those “provocative” NATO exercises in the Baltics?
  • A verbal commitment to pull out of NATO?

Ridiculous?  Absurd?  Never happen?

Think November 8th, 2016.

 

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IF TRUMP DOES NOT MAKE YOU SICK WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HEAR OF HIM, THEN THAT SAYS AS MUCH ABOUT YOU AS IT DOES ABOUT HIM. TO YOUR STOMACH EVERY TIME YOU.

The following is an excerpt from my 47th editorial.  It is so way past time for the gloves to come off when it comes to the 45th President, and 44th occupant of the Oval Office.  To read my full editorial, click on the following link or on the graphic that follows.

 

 

 

 

046 – TRUMP IS AN ASS, AS ALWAYS. BUT THE BRITS AREN’T DOING THEMSELVES ANY FAVORS BY NOT CONFRONTING HIM. (A Very Brief Editorial)

The whole Russia probe is about a foreign country meddling in our elections. Well what the Hell is Trump doing, if not meddling in the UK political system? The difference, of course, is that he just does it right out in the damn open .

Theresa May, and the rest of the Brits, should just tell Trump to “butt the fuck out”.  My guess is the British people would think much more highly of May if she called the asshole out, and she needs all the support she can get right now.

Also, Trump’s implication that she is not “tough enough” to accept his supposed grand plan for Brexit, is so blatently sexist.

It all comes back to the basic “isms” when it relates to Trump.

Racism

Sexism

Narcissism

White Supremacism

… and let’s not forget …

Facism

 

046 - Trump is an ass - dont forget both sides

VOLUNTEERING AT A LOCAL FOOD PANTRY

I just started helping out at a local food pantry sponsored by an Episcopal church.  It is the same church that is connected to the Harry Potter summer church camp which I will be involved with next week as Hagrid.

Great unselfish, eclectic group of people involved in this endeavor which takes place every Monday and Tuesday morning.  As the leader of the group told me in private, they all have their hearts exactly in the right place, even if all of their minds are not always keeping up the pace.  Given the choice, I would take those big hearts over big minds any day of the week.

One member has already left an impression on me.  She is a crusty older woman who loves to tell very bad jokes to anyone who will listen … and even often to those who would prefer not to.  I found out that the woman was a male combat veteran and decorated fighter pilot over Vietnam in the late 1960’s.  But when the Air Force found out he was gay, she was dishonorably discharged with no veteran’s benefits.

It just fills your heart with pride to know how we treated those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.   Not to mention that fifty years later, many would have us go back to that exact same place.

Volunteering here should also provide motivation for me to work on my Spanish.  Many of our clients are Hispanic and the very meager state of my Spanish speaking ability is woefully inadequate.  I was helping out a mother and her 5 to 6 year old son and when I responded to her “Lo siento, no comprendo”, her little son wonderfully translated for his mother.  You just gotta love that.

I had to settle for wishing my clients a “Buenos dias” but just finished up translating “the Lord be with you” (seńor estar contigo) which I think will be more appropriate the next time.  I tried using “Vaya con dios” but I couldn’t help but feel a bit like John Wayne or Yul Brynner (or God forbid, Keanu Reeves) when I said it, so I wanted to try something else.