Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The terrifying fool in the White House means ill, and breaks things

And he may actually produce a red wave of support from the fools who mean ill, themselves, and laugh when he breaks things.

Friday, October 19, 2018

An epic liar whose followers believe half and laugh at the other half

Eugene Robinson: Trump's lies threaten our democracy

President Trump's constant, relentless, remorseless lying is a central feature of his presidency, an unprecedented threat to our democracy and — in my view — an impeachable offense.

. . . .

When Trump insists on his own invented "facts," he makes reality-based political dialogue impossible. 

His utter disregard for truth is a subversion of our democracy and a dereliction of his duty as president. 

The Founders considered themselves men of honor whose word was their bond. 

They left us the vague, encompassing phrase "high crimes and misdemeanors" for just such an emergency.

This is our country, today

Trump praises assault on journalist in midst of Khashoggi cover-up

And the shiny-faced white crowds just LOVE him.

Can't walk and chew gum?

Too stupid to multi-task?

Joe Biden Is Right, Democrats Must Not Impeach Trump If They Win The House

President Trump will not let them undo the damage done by him and the GOP over the last two years.

The Dems might as well run out the clock on his term with investigations of corruption, abuse of power, crimes, and failures to "see that the laws are faithfully executed" by him and others in his administration, as well as hearings aimed at drafting articles of impeachment.

The point would be to maximally dirty up both Bozo, personally, and Republicans generally, heading into the presidentials of 2020.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

No writer of the first rank does that

Say "yes" when she means "no".

He laughed good naturedly at the rebuke.  "Do you mind if we take a detour?"

"Sure," she said, finding the Tupperware under a pillow.

Reading Indelible, by Karin Slaughter.

Trying his best to convince us? Or to convince the Believers?

ISIS and al-Qaeda theological authorities - the kind who validate the idea that Islam is the preeminent religion of war - , are you reading this guy?

The essence of the Qur'an is compassionate love

Now that McCain is gone . . . .

Republicans Will Repeal Obamacare If They Get The Chance, Mitch McConnell Says

Republicans could make another run at repealing the Affordable Care Act if they retain control of Congress next year, the Senate’s GOP leader said on Wednesday.

The statement, which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made in an interview with Reuters, came in response to a question about what the GOP had accomplished since President Donald Trump took office ― and what business McConnell felt was unfinished.

He called the failure to repeal the law known as Obamacare his singular disappointment but promised that Republicans haven’t given up. 

“If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it,” McConnell said. 

“But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks. ... We’re not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working.”

I guess it looks a little too much like Venezuela.

Joe Biden?

We need people who will punch back.

Hmm.

Biden Slams Trump for Handling of Khashoggi Disappearance

Trump - OK, his man Pence - asks the Saudis to investigate a crime they are accused of?

Why not?

He asked Putin whether the Russians messed with the 2016 elections, and took their word over the word of "the deep state" and the lying media.

He asked Kavanaugh whether he sexually assaulted Ms. Ford and took his word over that of his accuser.

He expects us to take his word ("No collusion!") over that of Mueller, if the latter ever accuses him.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

With enough money you can get away with anything

and sell the biggest lies.

Arabie Saoudite. Le vrai visage de Mohammed ben Salmane

Riyad dépense des millions de dollars dans des campagnes de communication présentant le prince héritier saoudien comme “progressiste”. 

Mais pour l’hebdomadaire américain Newsweek, Mohammed ben Salmane, qui mène une répression brutale tout en ménageant Al-Qaida, incarne plutôt la contre-révolution. 

Wahhabism, al-Qaeda, abject despotism, and a family fortune of a TRILLION dollars.

This is a part of the world where the most insane corruption born of the most insane wealth masquerades - successfully and with Western encouragement - as commitment to Western values.

Selon une enquête de l’agence Associated Press, l’Arabie Saoudite et les Émirats arabes unis ont conclu une alliance tacite avec des combattants d’Al- Qaida au Yémen, autorisant ces derniers à quitter les lieux avec des armes, du matériel et près de 100 millions de dollars en argent liquide provenant de pillages. 

Beaucoup d’entre eux ont même été intégrés aux forces de coalition saoudiennes, ce qui a contribué à renforcer la branche la plus dangereuse du réseau extrémiste à l’origine des attentats du 11 Septembre. 

Selon des estimations du gouvernement américain, le nombre de membres d’Al-Qaida au Yémen s’élève à 8 000 et ne cesse d’augmenter.

En mars dernier, sous la houlette du [leader démocrate américain] Bernie Sanders, seuls 44 sénateurs américains sur 100 ont approuvé une résolution visant à faire cesser immédiatement le soutien apporté par les États-Unis à l’effort de guerre saoudien. 

Mais ils se sont promis de ne pas abandonner.