Fuck, he really is Putin’s bitch!

Headline from CNBC:

Trump praises Putin’s ‘incredible’ offer for special counsel investigators to ‘come and work’ with Russia on probe



Music for 7/16/18!!! Opium Moon, Sidi Toure, Degres

@@@ Opium Moon: Opium Moon (Be Why, 2018) Some Middle Eastern inflected world music I got to via the WRIR weekly playlist email. I like this first track, Gravity = Love, with its slow gait, hand drumming and violin/vocal driven melody. Four of the five pieces on the record are 10+ minutes long so expect slower and modest unfolding of the tunes given those lengths. This recording sounds great and if you’re up for the sonic equivalent for watching the sun rise check this record out. It has a slow inevitability to it that is interesting.

@@@ Sidi Toure: Toubalbero (Thrill Jockey, 2018) More world music from the WRIR weekly email. I’ve heard Mr. Toure before and I like his music. If I remember correctly it is on the more contemplative side than the full West African rock show. Somebody got Toure a Red Bull as he comes out strong with a full kit drummer, background singers and multiple string players. The record sounds super compressed to my ears which makes it louder and rocking but also kinda clipped and a little scratchy. I like the second tune,
Bk, with its super solid groove and descending melody. I like the playing here but it sounds too purposely sculpted as a rock record and that detracts from the listening experience. My mixer channel lights are pretty much pinned at the same point, it’s just loud with no dynamics.

@@@ Delgres: Can’t Let You Go (PIAS, 2018) I’m gonna have to hit up the Google but I’m guessing these guys are from Cajun country. It’s a trio of mixed ethnicities and they describe their music as Caribbean blues which is pretty close to Creole/Cajun spirit. The tune is guitar driven with some pretty mean electric guitar picking and it has primarily a blues feel but has a little extra world music sauce on it. Uptempo, bluesy and rockin’ and I got to this track via the WRIR weekly email. #transparency!

YTD recordings listened to: 410
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 214
Not good music: 182

Best: 7
Honorable Mentions: 4

Possibles: Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Satoko Fuji, Moken, Juan Atkins, Lantern, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Unfun, De La Soul, Carl Sagan’s Skate Shoes, A Tribe Called Quest, Noname, Gouge Away, Klara Lewis, Krullur, The Lowest Form, Hard Proof, Yotoco, Jungle Fire, Sandoz, Oddisee, Forro in the Dark, RAM, Fiver, Succumb Succumb, Gloom, Priests, Propaganda, This is the Kit, Roberto Gonzalez, Integrity, Tuba Skinny, The Expanders, Converge, Open Mike Eagle, Criolo, Billy Strings, Flowers of Sulphur, Tal National, Portal, Hernan Sama & Marcelo von Schultz, Jean Grae and Quelle Chris, Lawaii, Etran De L’Air, Ruby Karinto, Elysia Crampton, Parquet Courts

Is Facebook fellating Fox News to flatter Trump and avoid his tweet rage?

From Slate here:

By giving Fox News a dominant spot, and by making a serious investment in the programming and promotion of it, Facebook helps legitimize a media outlet that journalism and media scholars consider to be little more than propaganda organization.

Only in America can a giant American company vow to fight fake news and then feature the kings of bullshit and fake news on their website!

It almost hurts your head to consider that.

Grandma Droney/Feinstein’s power slowly stripped away!

From the New York Times:

California Democrats Snub Feinstein, Endorsing Rival

Senator Feinstein was one of Obama’s great drone defenders.  They both were quite infatuated with this ‘how could it possibly be legal?’ strategy.

We are finally seeing some of these neoliberal war pigs start to get chopped down and history will not be kind to Obama and his flying death robots.

Democratic Party Incompetence!

From the Daily Beast here:

Cybersecurity Guru: Dems Rejected Most Basic Protections in 2016

Basic data protection measures were annoying, which I get.

They’re probably 20 times more annoyed that they’re sitting home instead of in the White House because of their poor cybersecurity protection.

Trump’s lil’ bitch Trey Gowdy gets all patriotic and shit!

From CBS News here:

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, says  President Trump should ask Russian President Vladimir Putin where exactly “we can pick up the 25 Russians” who have indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

“I would ask the president to give some serious consideration, your first request of Vladimir Putin needs to be, ‘Tell us which airport we can pick up the 25 Russians that tried to interfere with the fundamentals of our democracy,'” Gowdy told “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

Oh what a foul piece of shit Gowdy is.  Two days ago he was trying to root out anti-Trumpers on national tv and now he’s turned 180 degrees and wants these Russian operatives in jail!

You know, and I know, and Trump knows that the indictments of Russians were only the first step — the Russians didn’t do this by themselves and Trey Gowdy knows that for sure.

He doesn’t want to get caught in that pile of shit so now he’s out there playing patriotic to save his own skin.

This guy could give a shit about Americans — he cares about himself and his career.