Oct 172017
 

It’s a chilly day, and that’s OK with me.  I ordered groceries from Store to Door and put the finishing touches on a huge load of γηννα chili, so Squatch had better close her window.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:35 (average 4:56).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Update:

Here is the latest from our own fantasy football league, Lefty Blog Friends.

Scores:

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Wooo Hooo!

Standings:

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Congrats to Pam, who left the league in sole possession of 1st place.  Condolences to Jack who is even under a Bigfoot foot.  I have broken up Pam’s team and her players are available to claim on waivers, through the add player feature.  Whether or not any of your claims are successful will depend on your position in the waiver order and who else claims which players.  Be sure to make claims today.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Donald Trump is the Harvey Weinstein of Washington

 

Trump is the Harvey Weinstein of the World, but why no outrage from the Reich?  Keith forgot one key element of the Republican world view. IOKIYAR! RESIST!!

From YouTube (MoveOn Channel): Good News: Voting Rights

 

Oregon leads the way! RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Just minutes after the publisher Larry Flynt offered ten million dollars in exchange for information leading to Donald Trump’s impeachment, Trump contacted Flynt and said that he would gladly provide the information himself in exchange for the cash.

According to Flynt, shortly after their phone conversation Trump sent him a voluminous number of e-mails, phone records, and other evidence of impeachable offenses, after which Flynt wired ten million dollars to Trump’s Swiss bank account.

“That was a lot easier than I thought it would be, to be honest,” Flynt told reporters.

The swift denouement to Trump’s tenure in the White House raised more than a few eyebrows in Washington, with some insiders wondering if Trump’s eagerness to accept the ten-million-dollar payment indicated that his net worth was considerably smaller than he had professed.

Andy, his net worth is way less than he claims. Even if Trump owns $billions, he is worth less than a wormy dawg turd! RESIST!!

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Manafart’s Millions

 Posted by at 1:35 pm  Politics
Oct 142017
 

As time goes on we learn more and more about how deeply the Trump campaign was entwined with Russians, bent on establishing a US administration that could be controlled from the Kremlin.  If my interpretation is correct, and I haven’t been wrong yet, I think we can surmise that the criminal conspiracy came to us through Manafart’s Millions.

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Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported.

An NBC News investigation reveals that $26 million changed hands in the form of a loan between a company linked to Manafort and the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin.

The loan brings the total of their known business dealings to around $60 million over the past decade, according to financial documents filed in Cyprus and the Cayman Islands.

Manafort was forced to resign from the Trump campaign in August 2016, following allegations of improper financial dealings, charges he has strenuously denied. He is now a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Investigators have said they are looking into Manafort’s financial ties to prominent figures in Russia…

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Click through for more.  Rachel Maddow broke the story down in detail.

If you let the video run beyond the end, you’ll also get Rachel’s interview with Richard Engel, the author of the article.

Everything above is well documented.  I cannot prove what follows, but I consider it the most likely scenario of how Trump became Putin’s puppet.

I think Deripaska contacted Manafart, told him about the dirt they have on Trump and offered Manafart big money to serve as go between.  Manifart offered his free services to the Trump campaign, and told the moron that Russia had pics of hookers peeing on him, and proof of several criminal money laundering deals.  Manifart told Trump that the dirt would stay private, and Russia would try to put him in the White House, if he would lift the sanctions against Russia and support Russia’s aggression in eastern Europe.  Trump agreed, Russia put him in the White House, Manafart got millions and Trump has tried to normalize Relations with Russia, prevented so far by publicity.

RESIST THE REPUBLICAN REICH!!

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Oct 072017
 

It’s another busy day.  It’s cool, but very humid.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb, and my Broncos are bye.  So may the blessed Orb shine its holy light on your team.  Tomorrow is also a Wendy day, so I’ll be rushing and brief.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:46 (average 6:05).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): The Roots of Trump’s Prejudice

 

Like Keith, I heard it about both Blacks and Puerto Ricans in NYC in the 1960s, but by then I had already rejected my father’s racism and was a civil rights activist. Since Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten is only two years older than me, he has no excuse. Republicans are racist by choice. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered a spirited defense of her boss’s intelligence on Friday, bluntly asking reporters, “Would a moron hire me?”

“My intelligence can be very intimidating,” DeVos said. “And if Donald Trump was a moron, he would not want to be around people who are intelligenter than him.”

As evidence that Trump does not feel inferior around highly intelligent people, DeVos singled out other members of Trump’s Cabinet. "Leave me out of it for a second,” she said. “If Donald Trump was such a blithering idiot, why would he have hired Rick Perry?”

Would a moron hire her? In a word, Andy, YES!  One did!  RESIST!!

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): How America Overlooked The Russia Election Hack In One Crazy Day

 

This was a date that shall live in infamy! RESIST!!

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Sep 282017
 

I’m running late today.  I overslept, and have more to share than I can fit in my normal two articles.  Wendy thanks you for your support for her proud but empty nest syndrome.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:44 (average 4:35).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): How the Pittsburgh Penguins Became Trump’s Political Pawns

 

Before I can say whether or not I agree with Keith, I need to know what the players’ position is here. If any wish to attend, given the clear statement that it implies no support of the Fuhrer and his deplorable ways, that must be their choice, even though I disagree.  If any wish not to attend in protest against the Fuhrer and his deplorable ways, that must also be their choice. RESIST!!

From YouTube (Liberal Redneck Channel): Take a Knee, Y’all

 

Amen Y’all! RESIST!!

From Exposed by CMD: A new study of registered voters in Dane and Milwaukee Counties who did not vote in the 2016 presidential election found that approximately 17,000-23,000 eligible voters in those counties were prevented or deterred from voting by Wisconsin’s voter ID law. Due to financial constraints, the social scientists were only able to do a study of two of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, but the authors say that extrapolating statewide as many as 45,000 people stayed home because of the law.

Donald Trump won the state of Wisconsin by only 22,000 votes, the first GOP presidential victory in the state since Ronald Regan in 1984. The shocking upset garnered national attention and helped deliver the electoral college to Trump as the popular vote went to Clinton.

Republicans plan to establish a permanent, fascist Republican Reich in which elections exist for show only, because Republicans would control who may vote, and who may not! RESIST!!

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Target: Manafart

 Posted by at 12:07 pm  Politics
Sep 192017
 

It could not be happening to a sleazier sphincter.  Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has  Trump co-conspirator Paul Manafart by the genitals like a starvation-crazed pit-bull, and I could not be more pleased.  I expected Mueller do do this, but I did not expect it so quickly or with such vigor and tenacity.

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Two stories that popped overnight suggest that special counsel Robert Mueller is aggressively pursuing Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Trump’s campaign.

CNN reports that “U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election”: “The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation …

A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014,” per Evan Perez, Shimon Prokupecz and Pamela Brown. “It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine’s former ruling party … The surveillance was discontinued at some point last year for lack of evidence … The FBI then restarted the surveillance after obtaining a new FISA warrant that extended at least into early this year. … Sources say the second warrant was part of the FBI’s efforts to investigate ties between Trump campaign associates and suspected Russian operatives. Such warrants require the approval of top Justice Department and FBI officials, and the FBI must provide the court with information showing suspicion that the subject of the warrant may be acting as an agent of a foreign power.”…

The New York Times reports on its front page this morning that, after agents raided his home with a no-knock search warrant this summer, Mueller’s prosecutors told Manafort that they planned to indict him. The story says the feds decided to pick the lock on Manafort’s front door in Alexandria, Va., because they feared he might try to destroy evidence: “They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort … set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet.”… [emphasis original]

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Rachel Maddow spent over 21 minutes sorting these out.

I have no doubt that Manafart knows where to find hundreds dump trucks full of dirt on the Fuhrer and on scores of his cronies.  He can either flip and tell all, or else two things will happen.  Pit-bull Mueller will turn him into a soprano, and he’ll be going away for a long, long time.  The Fuhrer won’t pardon him, because then he’d have to tell all.

So we’ll see what Manafart does.  Which Republican course will he take?  Is he a greater coward or a greater fool?

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Sep 182017
 

I love feeling comfortable with the AC off, and barring the unforeseen, it will stay that way for the rest of the day.  Now all we have to do is get rid of a Nazi Republican Reich, and I’ll be in a good mood.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:04 (average 5:02).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Religious Ecstasy:

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I was a rout, and I was quite pleased with the Orb’s holy light.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (PBS Channel): Facebook allowed advertisers to target anti-Semitic groups

 

Perhaps they should change to a Republican name: Sphincterbook. RESIST!!

From The Independent: A Soviet officer who averted thermonuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union had died aged 77.

Soon after midnight on 26 September, 1983, duty officer Stanislav Petrov was in charge of an early warning radar system in a bunker near Moscow when computer readouts suggested several missiles had been launched from the US towards the USSR.

The protocol for the Soviet military would have been to launch a retaliatory nuclear attack, but Mr Petrov decided not to alert his superiors.

"I had all the data [to suggest there was an ongoing missile attack]. If I had sent my report up the chain of command, nobody would have said a word against it," he told the BBC’s Russian Service in 2013.

However, he suspected a computer error, believing a first-strike nuclear attack by the US would likely involve hundreds of simultaneous missile launches.

"All I had to do was to reach for the phone; to raise the direct line to our top commanders – but I couldn’t move. I felt like I was sitting on a hot frying pan," he told the BBC.The duty officer decided to call the Soviet army’s headquarters to report a system malfunction.

"Twenty-three minutes later I realised that nothing had happened. If there had been a real strike, then I would already know about it. It was such a relief."

He was a great man. But the USSR under Yuri Andropov was more free and less aggressive than Russia is under Trump’s boss. RESIST!!

From Daily Kos:

A fascinating study was recently reported in Vox and The Root. And the conclusion of that academic study(1) is, as the title sadly suggests, that a mere photograph of a black person can actually make a Trump supporter angry. From The Root:

“When researchers simply asked subjects how they felt about a not-so-complex housing-assistance issue, they were split on their support. But there was a subtle twist to the study: When the information about the issue was accompanied by a picture of a white person, Trump voters were much more likely to support it than when they were cued by an image of a black person.”

If the study ended there, it would probably reveal only what we (sadly) already knew about too many of our fellow Americans.

But there was more:

“The study revealed that when Trump voters were exposed to the “black cue,” it not only made them less supportive of the issue. It made them angry. Yes, a picture of a black man—not an actual black man, but a picture of a black man—made them mad.”

The Republican Reich has carefully cultivated this attitude, ever since they adopted the Southern Strategy under Nixon.  RESIST!!

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