Aug 042017
 

It’s a few degrees cooler than yesterday, yet the building is so super heated that I can’t tell the difference.  I took a thermometer to the rest room this morning.  At 6:00 AM, in Nameless’ favorite position, it was 101° there.  Tomorrow’s forecast high is the coolest of the nest ten days: 93°.  AAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 5:44 (average 7:34).  To do it, click here. How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (MSNBC Channel): Robert Mueller Takes Next Step In Donald Trump Russia Probe

 

Joy did an excellent job of filling us in on the history and status of the investigation into the crimes of Donald "Putin’s Pervert" Trump (R-RU) and his Republican cronies. RESIST!!

Also from YouTube (MSNBC Channel): Lawrence: Donald Trump Begged Mexico For Help On The Wall

 

What a lying fool! Here is a full transcript of both this phone call and the idiot’s call to Australia’s PM. Enjoy, Ozzies!  RESIST!!

From The New Yorker: The special counsel, Robert Mueller, just called Donald Trump to tell the President that he was “the most innocent person ever,” Trump told reporters on Thursday.

“It was the middle of the afternoon, and he just picked up the phone to say how innocent I was,” Trump said. “He said I was the most innocent person he’d ever come across, and maybe in history.”

“He said he had been over all of the evidence and that he and his staff would spend hours just looking at each other in amazement at about how unbelievably innocent I was,” he said.

Andy, the really sad thing is that it’s something Trump would actually say. RESIST!!

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And today’s Republicans would cheer!

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Jul 312017
 

Eye torture day.  I’m in a big rush.  I’ll comment when I return, if I can.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:18 (average 4:32).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From NY Times: A little more than a year after the Russian effort to interfere in the American presidential election came to light, the diplomatic fallout — an unraveling of the relationship between Moscow and Washington on a scale not seen in decades — is taking its toll.

President Vladimir V. Putin bet that Donald J. Trump, who had spoken fondly of Russia and its authoritarian leader for years, would treat his nation as Mr. Putin has longed to have it treated by the West. That is, as the superpower it once was, or at least a major force to be reckoned with, from Syria to Europe, and boasting a military revived after two decades of neglect.

That bet has now backfired, spectacularly. If the sanctions overwhelmingly passed by Congress last week sent any message to Moscow, it was that Mr. Trump’s hands are now tied in dealing with Moscow, probably for years to come.

House and Senate Republicans got their quid, when the Fuhrer took the White House. They don’t care if Putin [R-RU] gets his quo. Trump [R-RU] signed the bill, only because he knew Congress would override a veto. Passing sanctions helps Republican legislators hide their seditious participation in covering-up Trump’s Treason. RESIST!!

From Washington Post: Even if they weren’t able to snuff out Obamacare, Republicans appear determined to ensure its marketplaces accelerate their meltdown.

Over the weekend, President Trump castigated the Senate for failing to pass multiple versions of legislation repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act, despite a marathon health-care debate that spanned four days last week. The president has few options left at this point, but he does have power over one crucial part of the ACA marketplaces: payments covering cost-sharing discounts (or CSRs) that insurers must offer to the lowest-income customers. These payments are estimated to total $7 billion this year — making up about 15 percent of all federal subsidies on which marketplace plans are counting.

At this moment, it’s up to the administration whether to make the monthly CSR payments to insurers. So far, it has delivered them around the 20th of each month. But the president tweeted on Saturday that he’s considering withholding the next batch (presumably in August), if Republicans don’t find a way to mov past their seemingly insurmountable gridlock on health care:

Click Through. I would hope the insurers could sue the Reich. Howl, Protesters! Howl! RESIST!!

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Jul 252017
 

It’s another sweltering hot day with 91° forecast and 54% humidity.  I just made a run to the rest room at the end of the hall and had to change my shirt when I returned.  Tomorrow I expect to post fully, but may not.  It’s a grocery delivery day, and I may have a visit from my computer tech to clean up some networking issues that the Comcast tech screwed up.  Jason called me last night to tell me his car is in the shop.  He expects to get it back today, but if he doesn’t we’ll have to reschedule to Thursday.  It de3pends on what happens when for how long.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:31 (average 5:14).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): Case Closed. Collusion Has Been Proven | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

 

Given the facts that Keith has presented there is a prima facie case against Trump, and the Republican leaders in both houses of Congress for Obstruction of Justice. There is a prima facie case against Kushner, Sessions, Flynn, Donnie Dingbat, Manafart and more for conspiracy to commit sedition, if not treason. RESIST!!

From YouTube (MoveOn Channel): Health Care Red Alert

 

Call your Senators! RESIST!!

From Daily Kos:

Once again, Donald Trump is taking to Twitter to call the investigation into Russian election hacks a "Witch Hunt". This time, however, it comes with a twist.

 

 

What else Republican leaders could do to "protect" him that they’re not already doing is, short of passing legislation to bar outright any investigation into himself or members of his campaign or administration, unclear.

Republicans have been working so hard to defend their Fuhrer, some could be charged with Obstruction of Justice. RESIST!!

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Tapping Scaramucci

 Posted by at 1:29 pm  Politics
Jul 232017
 

I don’t have very much to say about this issue, except this.  I really appreciate it on those rare occasions when a media personality challenges the veracity of Trump’s Republican Rectum Reich.  Here Jake Tapper tapped Trump’s new Reichslügenmeister, Anthony "Bankster Barf" Scaramucci!

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CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday called out newly-appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for continuing to deny Russia’s interference in the U.S. election.

On Sunday’s State of the Union program, Tapper asked Scaramucci if President Donald Trump was prepared to sign a sanctions bill against Russia.

From <Raw Story>

Here’s the videoBarf Bag Alert!!

I only wish all journalists would hold Republicans accountable every time they lie.

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Who Outed Sessions?

 Posted by at 2:00 pm  Politics
Jul 222017
 

For last few days, Jefferson "KKK Beauregard" Sessions has been the low man on the totem pole in the Trump’s Republican Rectum Reich.  Most AGs would have resigned after being publically shamed, but Beauregard gave up Senate seniority to take that post, and like any Republican, he’s desperate to cling to power.    Now a communication from Kislyak that Sessions had discussed Trump’s Russia policy with him prior to the election has leaked.  I believe it.  But I find the timing of the leak to be highly suspicious.

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Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump — were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian officials both in the United States and in Russia. Sessions initially failed to disclose his contacts with Kislyak and then said that the meetings were not about the Trump campaign.

One U.S. official said that Sessions — who testified that he has no recollection of an April encounter — has provided “misleading” statements that are “contradicted by other evidence.” A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on matters including Trump’s positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.

Sessions has said repeatedly that he never discussed campaign-related issues with Russian officials and that it was only in his capacity as a U.S. senator that he met with Kislyak… [emphasis added]

From <Washington Post>

Rachel Maddow covered the story after updating us on recent developments into the investigation into Republican crimes.

It could be conscientious intelligence pros.  However, Ari Melbur suggested that the Trump Reich might be behind the leak to give Trump an excuse to fire KKK Beauregard and replace him with an AG that can fire Mueller.

Personally, I doubt that.  While it could give Trump that excuse, it also is hard evidence of quid pro quo, strongly indicating a criminal conspiracy.  I think the Fuhrer might prefer to avoid that.

Nobody wants the Mueller investigation to end more than Putin.  He’s invested a lot of quid into installing Trump as puppet Resident.  Because the investigation has tied Trump’s hands Putin has received very little quo in return.  He will receive no more as long as the investigation continues.  Therefore Russia may have outed Sessions to give Trump an excuse to force him and to turn up the heat on Trump to fire Mueller and end the Russia investigation.  That way Trump and Putin can go to work on running America for Russia’s benefit.

I may or may not be correct in this speculation.  I don’t claim to be.  However, we should check it out.

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Jul 202017
 

It amazes me how clumsy improved vision is making me.  I have lots of muscle memory predicated on what I used to see.  Now that I see something different, I’ve become a bona-fide klutz.  I had a busy morning.  I set up all the appointments for my second eye, which is now scheduled for surgery on 8/28.  I also put in calls to my computer tech to help with some networking issues and to Providence Elder at Home to pick up my Advanced Directive.  I’m awaiting return calls.  I have nothing else scheduled this week, so, God willing, and if the creek don’t rise, I should stay in the saddle.  Finally, here is a pic of me in the Surgery Center.  Ladies, you might want to cover your eyes.  Stumpy is nekkid. Surprised smile

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Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 4:12 (average 5:23).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From YouTube (MoveOn Channel): Kobach’s Commission

 

Don’t let Trump, Kobitch, or the Republican Reich take YOUR right to vote away! RESIST!!

From NY Times: Phillip Jones, whose job it is to court visitors to this city, spent months warning anyone who would listen: Economic pain will follow if Texas lawmakers pass laws seen as hostile to gay and transgender people.

But after Texas approved a law that critics said might keep people, on the basis of sexual orientation, from adopting children or serving as foster parents, even Mr. Jones was surprised at part of the fallout: a ban by California on taxpayer-funded travel to Texas.

Kudos! Californicate Texas! RESIST!!

From Daily Kos: The Senate Judiciary Committee notified Trump’s legal team today to:

“immediately take steps to preserve all relevant documents in the possession, custody, or control of the Trump Campaign related to Russian interference in the 2016 election, including documents related to the Trump campaign’s contacts with: Russian government officials, associates, or representatives; any individuals who purported to act or whom were believed to be acting on behalf of Russian government officials, associates, or representatives; anyone who might have been involved in or in receipt of information obtained as a result of Russia’s influence campaign.”

The letter is posted at the Committee’s website.

The Committee also requested "all communications to, from, or copied to the Trump campaign relating to” the following list of 41 individuals and entities, which includes one unexpected name, Jill Stein.

It was not unexpected to me. I’ve been documenting Traitor Jill’s collusion with Russia, since before the election.

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