Goose Step for the Fuhrer

 Posted by at 12:23 pm  Politics
Feb 072018
 

I grew up watching Soviet military parades.  Seeing thousands of troops goose-stepping and weapons of all kinds moving past inspired my awe and fear in my elementary school days.  Russia still has them, and the troops all salute Vladimir Putin (R-RU).  That makes Putin’s Piddle Pervert jealous. Fuhrer Drumpfenfarten wants to have lots of salutes directed at him, just like his Sugar Daddy.

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A troubling Washington Post report reveals that President Donald Trump plans to have soldiers marching and tanks driving through Washington, D.C. in a "grand military parade."

TrumpPuppet“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” a military official told the Post. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders appeared to confirm the plan…

…The president was reportedly inspired to hold a U.S. military parade after attending the Bastille Day celebration in Paris as a guest of French President Emmanuel Macron.

As the world’s dominant military power, the U.S. traditionally avoids parading war weapons through the streets…

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You can be sure that the French connection served only to remind the Fuhrer of Daddy Putin’s parades.  It must not happen.  Our military is not for the aggrandizement of one monster, and the damage tanks would do to the streets.

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Nov 152017
 

What Putin did for his Piddle Puppet, Donald Trump, is obvious.  Had Putin’s Russian operatives not intervened on Trump’s behalf, Trump would not be infesting the oval office today.  However, to benefit from the illegal act of another is not itself illegal.  In order to prove conspiracy, one must demonstrate quid pro quo.  Now Trump’s quid is obvious.  And here is another nice slice of quo for Putin.

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The United States has awarded a contract to guard the U.S. embassy in Moscow to a company with KGB ties, The New York Times reports.

The State Department awarded the $2.8 million contract to Elite Security Holdings, a company co-founded by retired Russian general Viktor Budanov.

A State Department official told the Times that the company has been properly "vetted" and will only carry out security tasks previously handled by local guards hired by the embassy.

The firm will operate at the Moscow embassy, as well as U.S. consulates in three other Russian cities. U.S. Marines will still guard the grounds and high security locations of the outposts.

Budanov, 82, previously led Soviet counterintelligence as the head of the KGB, where he oversaw now-Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was a young intelligence officer… [emphasis added]

Inserted from <The Hill>

On the surface, this might not seem like a very big deal, but it is.  Rachel Maddow spent 24 minutes setting up the history and explaining why it is such a big deal.

Rachel also demonstrated how this dovetails with other slices of quo that Trump has served his Puppeteer.

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Nov 112017
 

I thought about spending the day in bed, but my Republiciosis was sufficiently, severe that I needed to stay up for the five trips to the throne room that it took to empty me (I hope).  Now I won’t let all that research go to waste.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  My Broncos worship in Foxboro Sunday evening.  I have the Vaseline ready.  It’s also a Wendy day.

Jig Zone Puzzle: Today’s took me 4:38 (average 6:11).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Daily Kos Channel): Fox News "Legal analyst" says sexual harassment "very few and far between"

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

The Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda would rather have a pervert than a Democrat in the Senate. RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: [T]he White House wants to get a tax bill passed, and on Thursday—just hours before Senate Republicans unveiled the outline of their tax proposal—Gary Cohn, Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, told CNBC’s John Harwood that the President had laid down “two really important principles” to guide the lawmakers and officials putting the legislation together. “Number one is we have to deliver middle-class tax cuts to the hardworking families in this country,” Cohn said. “Number two, our corporate tax system just is not competitive with the rest of the world. We have to create a corporate tax rate, and along with that a pass-through tax rate, that makes us competitive with the rest of the world so we can attract businesses back to the United States.”

Yet since last week, when Paul Ryan and the House Republicans released their tax plan, it’s been clear that Trump’s two principles have run into conflict with each other. Or, rather, these principles have run into the laws of arithmetic, and the fact that there isn’t enough money in the Republicans’ own budget, even using the fuzzy fiscal math the Party favors, to provide big giveaways for all businesses and all households. Something had to give, and between businesses and households, House Republicans went with the businesses.

From what we’ve seen of the Senate bill, so far, it does the same.

Click through for the rest of this superb article. Since the Republican tax plan cannot deliver the benefits promised to both giant corporations and households, bend over and grab your ankles. RESIST!!

From Washington Post: President Trump said Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin again denied his nation tampered in the U.S. presidential election last year.

The two men spoke during brief conversations on the sidelines of an international summit. Trump told reporters that he and Putin had more than one informal discussion after crossing paths at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Danang, Vietnam, before Trump flew to Hanoi for a bilateral meeting Sunday with Vietnamese leader.

The conversations mostly centered on the war in Syria, Trump said, but he added that he pressed Putin on Moscow’s role in attempting to tamper in the 2016 elections.

“He said he didn’t meddle,” Trump said, answering questions in the press cabin on the Air Force One. “I asked him again. You can only ask so many times. … He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election. He did not do what they are saying he did.”

Do you think Trump was being honest, considering that his ass was fill of Putin’s dick? RESIST!!

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Aug 122017
 

Today has been a better day.  It hags been much cooler.  The sun is about to come out, and the temperature will climb to the low 80°s, my outside wall will become a heater, and I’ll have to button up the room and turn on the AC, but until is does, I’m enjoying an open window and fresh air.  I took my first trip without using the lift bus in a long time.  I went to the Ubank in a mall two blocks away.  I found getting around much easier with one eye that can see well than it has been in years.  I hope you are having a great weekend.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:08 (average 4:37).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Update:

I reset the live draft of our fantasy football league, Lefty Blog Friends, from next Saturday to Saturday, September 2 at 10:00 AM PDT (11 MDT, 12 CDT, 1 EDT).  I did it so we will have a better idea, who the starters will be in the NFL.  However the regular season opener is the evening of Thursday, 9/7, just 5 days after the draft, so set your lineups right away.  I cut the league from ten teams to eight.  Two players stopped playing last year in mid-season.  I think I have confirmation from every player except Rob.  I sent him one last email, and if I don’t hear from him this weekend, I’ll replace him with Wendy.

Short Takes:

From YouTube (Funny or Die Channel): Mike Pence on Currency

 

And in a Republican Pence Reich, we would get to be the goats. RESIST!!

From NY Times: The roster of villains in President Trump’s world is legion. The list of people he has been willing, even eager, to publicly attack includes not just Mitch McConnell, his latest target, but Jeff Sessions, Chuck Schumer, Paul D. Ryan, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

And don’t forget James B. Comey, Robert S. Mueller III, Andrew G. McCabe, Rod J. Rosenstein, John D. Podesta, Nancy Pelosi, Lisa Murkowski, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rosie O’Donnell, Meryl Streep, the mayor of London and the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” The countries he has assailed include not just North Korea and Iran but also Germany, Canada, Mexico, China and Sweden.

But for all of that feistiness, for all of those verbal and online fisticuffs, there is one person who is definitely not on Mr. Trump’s target list: President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

My opinion…

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From Bloomberg: Some White House and Republican officials are exploring the idea of putting West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin in charge of the Energy Department, according to four people familiar with the discussions, a move that could boost President Donald Trump’s stalled legislative agenda.

Manchin is such a DINO, that he would not be a big loss except for one thing, and that thing is huge. It also explains all the hoopla surrounding Gov. Jim Injustice’s conversion from DINO to goose-stepping Republican. If Manchin moves to Energy, Injustice gets to replace him with a Republican Senator. The only thing Manchin did right is voting against RepubliCare. Do you see what the Reich are plotting now? RESIST!!

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Jul 092017
 

Thank goodness it’s a Wendy day.  Until she gets here, my mama had a word for anyone who gets downwind of this TomCat: nauseous!  I’m sure I will not have time to finish today’s articles, before she arrives to de-stink me, and help with several chores, including the dreaded task.  I have a busy week ahead.  Later:  Wendy just left.  We did all the chores.  I smell much better now.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:38 (average 4:22).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

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From Washington Post: A Ku Klux Klan chapter holding a rally in downtown Charlottesville on Saturday afternoon says it expects 80 to 100 members and supporters to take part in the protest and that most will have guns with them.

“It’s an open-carry state, so our members will be armed,” said James Moore, a member of the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which is headquartered in Pelham, N.C., near the Virginia border. Moore said that if members are attacked, they will defend themselves.

The KKK is protesting the Charlottesville City Council’s decision this year to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a public park and rename that park. Once called Lee Park, it is now Emancipation Park. A court injunction has halted the statue’s removal until a November hearing.

Pray that they kill nobody. Immediately after the rally, the Ammosexual racists could reconvene as a meeting of the North Carolina RNC. RESIST!!

From DC Report: What’s missing this morning from the front pages of four of America’s Big Five newspapers—The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today—exposes some of the reasons we felt the need after the November election to create DCReport.

Not one of America’s four most influential newspapers quoted the most crucial words spoken by Rex Tillerson, our country’s Secretary of State, about the private meeting Friday in Hamburg between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The Los Angeles Times gave the keywords only passing mention.

Tillerson said Trump began the meeting with Putin “by raising the concerns of the American people regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.”

Notice that Trump didn’t say he was concerned. Trump didn’t say that the administration was concerned. He didn’t even say that the United States of America was concerned.

Trump expressed no official concern, based on what Tillerson said. None.

I agree with David Cay Johnston. To The best of my knowledge, only one other major news organization did make that distinction, MSNBC in the clip I shared yesterday. That’s too much media bias. RESIST!!

From Alternet: The world was aghast as a first daughter sat in for her father at the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Ivanka Trump took her father’s seat among world leaders, sitting directly between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Republican nepotism has now reached the penultimate extreme. Will he let her try the nuclear football next? RESIST!!

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Trump Played His Part

 Posted by at 1:30 pm  Politics
Jul 082017
 

Whenever world leaders meet, there are invariably stenographers and/or a video recording system in the room to preserve an accurate record of what takes place in the meeting.  However, when Putin met with Trump the two agreed in advance to collude on the absence of such a record.  They both wanted a situation in which each side could tell their separate tales of what happened, neither of which was true.

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After months of questioning whether Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump raised the explosive topic Friday in his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the men had a “robust and lengthy exchange” on the question of Russian meddling. But Putin denied any involvement, Tillerson said, adding that the Russians had asked for proof that they were to blame for the campaign of cyberattacks—and the secretary of state stressed the need for the two countries to “move forward.”

“It’s not clear to me that we will ever come to some agreed-upon resolution,” said Tillerson, who joined the Trump-Putin meeting along with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov. He added that improving the U.S.-Russia relationship is “too important not to find a way forward.”

But the Associated Press reported that Lavrov said after the meeting that Trump had accepted Putin’s assurances that the Kremlin had not sought to interfere in the 2016 election—and Putin himself didn’t mention it at all in a brief comment as he moved to his next event, with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I had a very long conversation with the President of the United States. Many issues have piled up: Ukraine, Syria, other problems, some bilateral issues, and once again the fight against terrorism and security measures.”

The back-and-forth did little to lift the cloud that’s hung over Trump since he took office in January—or to clarify whether Trump’s desire for a better relationship with Putin, whom he praised effusively on the campaign trail, will be realized…

From <Politico>

In fact, Putin got everything he wanted, and Trump got only the assertion by Rex Tillerson, winner of Russia’s Man of the Year Award, that Trump had pressed the issue.

Experts David Filipov, Julianne Smith, and Michael McFaul joined Ari Melber to agree that the meeting was a victory for the Russians.

I do not doubt that Trump is smiling, only because Putin used lots of lube.

I see this as a very weak cooperative attempt on both sides to cover-up and move past an act of war against the US, and a Siberian candidate in the White House.

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