Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Friday Night Funnies







Crooked Donnie...


repeated over and over and over again during the last three years that he had NO BUSINESS DEALINGS, NONE WHATSOEVER, NOT ONE, NEVER, NONE with Russia.

Now Donnie just admitted that well, YES, he DID have business dealings with Russia. Those business dealings were "light" as Donnie put it. But, never the less, THEY WERE BUSINESS DEALINGS, light or heavy. 

So you TrumpCultists have been lied to again. We non-TrumpCultists are not as gullible and easily duped as you are, and we figured it out long ago that President Raindrop was lying again.

Trump admitted that he has no relationship with the truth and has no problem lying to the American people. And his Cultists love him all the more for his mendacity and deplorable morals.

We wonder if TrumpCultists tell their sons and daughters that when a president constantly lies, it's okay, and that they too, when they grow up, can always fudge the truth because the POTUS did it, and TrumpCultists are okay with it.

Trump once said he had “no dealings with Russia.” Now he claims “everybody knew” about them.

Trump has dramatically moved the goalposts about his contacts with Russia.






Oh, I get it! I am a very good developer, happily living my life, when I see our Country going in the wrong direction (to put it mildly). Against all odds, I decide to run for President & continue to run my business-very legal & very cool, talked about it on the campaign trail...
61.6K people are talking about this


....Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project. Witch Hunt!
45.4K people are talking about this

*SNORT, SNORT*



A giant Trump baby blimp that the president said made him 'feel unwelcome' has followed him to the G20 summit in Argentina



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mueller's Team is Closing in on the Corrupt President



"Lying to Congress is a serious crime with serious consequences. Mr. Cohen has now admitted to lying about his contacts with Russian officials on behalf of President Trump. His guilty plea contemplates Mr. Cohen’s further cooperation with investigators. Anyone who still believes that this is a “witch hunt” must now face the reality that the investigation appears to be closing in on the President. 


 "The Special Counsel has now secured guilty pleas from President Trump’s personal attorney, his campaign manager, his deputy campaign manager, a foreign policy advisor to his campaign, and his National Security Advisor. He has filed 191 charges against more than thirty individuals—almost all of whom are in President Trump’s orbit, Vladimir Putin’s orbit, or both. 

The President can pretend that this investigation has nothing to do with him and nothing to do with Russia, but these indictments speak for themselves. We must allow this investigation to run its course without interference from the President or his allies on Capitol Hill. 

As the new Congress begins, these developments make clear that my colleagues and I must step in and provide accountability. No one is above the law, not even the President, and our job will be to check his impulse to abuse his office to protect himself. 

We will do everything in our power to allow the Special Counsel to finish his work and follow the facts and the law to their conclusion."

--Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee





Trump's America



One of Trump's so-called "nice people" was busy:




Holocaust scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University finds swastikas spray-painted on her office wall



A Jewish professor and Holocaust scholar at Columbia Teacher’s College said she found two swastikas and an anti-Semitic slur spray-painted on her office wall Wednesday. 

 Elizabeth Midlarsky said she first saw the hate symbols, which included the word “YID” scrawled on a wall outside her office, when she arrived at work at the Ivy League campus at about 1 p.m.









Holocaust scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University finds swastikas spray-painted on her office wall



 Meanwhile, in sane America, science is real and Trump is a fake president:



 




Scientists & engineers launched “InSight” from Earth (a moving platform) across 300million miles to arrive where Mars (a moving target) will be seven months later, landing safely to do geophysics at the Martian equator. And you have a problem listening to us about climate change?



And from a sewer in America, one of its particularly odious rodents emerges to give her opinion:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Who's surprised? This creep put babies in cages. Why is anyone surprised when he gases babies and children.





Donald Trump

Pediatricians ‘stunned and shaken’ as Trump uses tear gas on infants

Americans do not like Trump by a whopping 60%!

UPDATE BELOW


From The Hill: 

"Gallup: 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump

Six-in-ten Americans disapprove of President Trump’s job performance, matching an all-time high for his disapproval rating in the Gallup Poll. 

 A weekly presidential job approval tracker released Monday found that 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance, while 38 percent said they approve as of the week ending Nov. 25. 

 The president’s disapproval rating has largely hovered in the mid-50 percent range in the Gallup poll, but this week marks the fourth time it has hit 60 percent. 

 It previously hit that threshold in August 2017 in the aftermath of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., again in late October of 2017 and once more in December 2017 around the time the GOP passed its tax-cut legislation." 


America's men and women in uniform don't care much for the CiC either:


Trump’s Approval Rate Among Active-Duty Troops Drops to 44%, Military Times Poll Says







This may be on of many reasons that #45 is so disliked by Americans: 



 Trump suggests the US should form a state-run, global news network to counter CNN's 'unfair' coverage




State-run media, y'know, like the kind that Kim Jung Un enjoys in North Korea, is what #45 slobbers for: A state-run media that broadcasts only what The Dear Leader orders it to -- flattering lies about him and his regime -- that's what President Porn Star Shagger aspires to. It's what defines dictators and thugs.

And it's what the GOP's president wants. 

UPDATE:

More mush from trump, the WATB:



Monday, November 26, 2018

MAGA!


#45 tear-gassed women and babies at the border.

"These children are barefoot. In diapers. Choking on tear gas." --WaPo
A migrant family from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands traveling from Central America en route to the US, runs from tear gas released by US border patrol near the fence between Mexico and the United States in Tijuana, Mexico, November 25.







"A little girl from Honduras stares into the camera, her young features contorted in anguish. She’s barefoot, dusty, and clad only in a diaper and T-shirt. And she’s just had to run from clouds of choking tear gas fired across the border by U.S. agents."




TrumpCultists' Savior said "Suffer the little children..." But I doubt very much J.C. meant to douse the babies with tear gas. However, Trump's base loves him, even if he makes children suffer.

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TRUMP'S BASE:


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Chief Justice Roberts instructs the GOP's president on the basics of the American judiciary system...


because Trump knows nothing about it or, for that fact, anything. He only knows how to whine, lie, and pout when something doesn't go his way. That is how a spoiled toddler behaves.




WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. defended the independence and integrity of the federal judiciary on Wednesday, issuing a statement rebuking President Trump’s criticism of a judge who had ruled against the administration’s asylum policy. 

 The chief justice seemed particularly offended by Mr. Trump’s assertion that Judge Jon S. Tigar, of the United States District Court in San Francisco, was “an Obama judge.” Chief Justice Roberts said that was a profound misunderstanding of the judicial role. 

 “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” he said in a statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them. That independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.” 

 Chief Justice Roberts issued his statement in response to a request for comment from The Associated Press about Mr. Trump’s remarks on Tuesday concerning the asylum ruling, which ordered the administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States. 

The Blue Tsunami...



that trump and his base pretend never happened.

And that's fine. Let them live in their bubbles while the Democrats move on to their new majority in the House and their victories in state legislatures.


via Daily Kos:

The election was a D blowout (7.8% margin and growing), with structural reasons for the Senate result that has little to do with the popular vote. 

Polling is only confirming how unpopular Trump’s policies and ideas are. His base just lost an election, so no more ‘but his base’ excuses. 

His base is outnumbered and just got outvoted.


And this:

Nate Silver of Five Thirty-Eight

Trump’s Base Isn’t Enough 


 There shouldn’t be much question about whether 2018 was a wave election. Of course it was a wave…. This year’s results do serve as a warning to Trump in one important sense, however: His base alone will not be enough to win a second term. 

Throughout the stretch run of the 2018 midterm campaign, Trump and Republicans highlighted highly charged partisan issues, from the Central American migrant caravan to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. And Republican voters did indeed turn out in very high numbers: GOP candidates for the House received more than 50 million votes, more than the roughly 45 million they got in 2010. But it wasn’t enough, or even close to enough. 

Problem No. 1 is that Republicans lost among swing voters: Independent voters went for Democrats by a 12-point margin, and voters who voted for a third-party candidate in 2016 went to Democrats by 13 points. 

 Trump and Republicans also have Problem No. 2, however: Their base is smaller than the Democratic one.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

America has never seen an abuse of power like this, like Donald Trump attempted.


This is what dictators do. An extrodinary abuse of power to want to make the DoJ prosecute his opponent and the former director of the FBI. Unheard of in the history of the United States!

Who are the people who still support this renegade outlaw, traitorous president?



New York Times:


WASHINGTON — President Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his political adversaries: his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with the conversation. 

 The lawyer, Donald F. McGahn II, rebuffed the president, saying that he had no authority to order a prosecution. Mr. McGahn said that while he could request an investigation, that too could prompt accusations of abuse of power. To underscore his point, Mr. McGahn had White House lawyers write a memo for Mr. Trump warning that if he asked law enforcement to investigate his rivals, he could face a range of consequences, including possible impeachment. 

 The encounter was one of the most blatant examples yet of how Mr. Trump views the typically independent Justice Department as a tool to be wielded against his political enemies. It took on additional significance in recent weeks when Mr. McGahn left the White House and Mr. Trump appointed a relatively inexperienced political loyalist, Matthew G. Whitaker, as the acting attorney general. 

 It is unclear whether Mr. Trump read Mr. McGahn’s memo or whether he pursued the prosecutions further. But the president has continued to privately discuss the matter, including the possible appointment of a second special counsel to investigate both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Comey, according to two people who have spoken to Mr. Trump about the issue. He has also repeatedly expressed disappointment in the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, for failing to more aggressively investigate Mrs. Clinton, calling him weak, one of the people said.

Monday, November 19, 2018

So, will Trump and his Cultists scream "LOCK HER UP!" at his next rally?


UPDATE BELOW

Ivanka Trump used personal account to send hundreds of emails about government business in Clinton-esque move, lawyer admits







UPDATE:

Karma's a female dog, innit?

House Dems to investigate Ivanka Trump's email use




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Acting Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, tied to fraud scheme under FBI investigation


Steve Benen, 11/12/2018


There are so many reasons Donald Trump shouldn’t have chosen Matt Whitaker to serve as acting attorney general, it’s genuinely challenging to choose just one. But by any fair measure, Whitaker’s work with World Patent Marketing Inc. has to be near the top of the list. 

The Wall Street Journal reported the other day:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting a criminal investigation of a Florida company accused of scamming millions from customers during the period that Matthew Whitaker, the acting U.S. attorney general, served as a paid advisory-board member, according to an alleged victim who was contacted by the FBI and other people familiar with the matter. 

 The investigation is being handled by the Miami office of the FBI and by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, according to an email sent to the alleged victim last year by an FBI victim specialist. A recording on a phone line set up by the Justice Department to help victims said Friday the case remains active. Mr. Whitaker, appointed Wednesday by President Trump to replace Jeff Sessions as head of the Justice Department, oversees the FBI in his new job. 

 Let’s back up for a minute, because the details are almost hard to believe. Whitaker joined the company’s advisory board after having served as a U.S. Attorney in the Bush/Cheney administration – a fact World Patent Marketing exploited to lure potential clients. Four years ago, the company issued a press release that quoted Matt Whitaker as saying, “As a former U.S. attorney, I would only align myself with a first-class organization. World Patent Marketing goes beyond making statements about doing business ethically and translates them into action.” 

Those comments started to look pretty bad after the Federal Trade Commission filed a civil suit against this World Patent Marketing, describing it as “an invention-promotion scam that has bilked thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars.” 

Among its alleged victims are many disabled American veterans. Now, the company is facing possible criminal scrutiny from the FBI, all while one of the company’s top officials is running the Justice Department.

The inarticulate and stupid POTUS:





Donald Trump insisted he had not changed his mind on climate change after witnessing the devastation caused by the California wildfires.

“I have a strong opinion,” the US president told reporters as he assessed the damage from one of the blazes that has so far claimed the lives of 71 people, while more than a thousand are missing. 

 “I want great climate, we are going to have that and we are going to have forests that are very safe.” 

“We’ve got to take care of the floors, you know the floors of the forest, very important,” he said. 

“You look at other countries where they do it differently and it’s a whole different story. 

 “I was with the president of Finland and he said … we’re a forest nation, he called it a forest nation, and they spend a lot of time on raking and cleaning and doing things. They don’t have any problem, and what it is, it’s a very small problem.”


NOTE; Finnish President Sauli Niinist√∂ said in an interview published Sunday that although President Donald Trump claimed the European leader told him Finns rarely have forest fires because they "spend a lot of time raking," he doesn't recall discussing that with Trump when they met last weekend in Paris.
Niinist√∂ told the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat, a CNN affiliate, that the subject of raking was never brought up in his conversations with Trump. 




AND THIS: The GOP preznit calls a Democratic member of the House of Representative "schitt."

Adam Schiff for the win --Democratic Underground

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