So Republicans are going to testify for her!

From the Guardian here:

On Capitol Hill, Kavanaugh’s supporters suggested Ford may have “mistaken” the identity of her attacker. ’”.

That is some powerful white magic dust right there.  Somebody steps in and floats the idea for her that she mistook him for someone else.

They weren’t there, but they feel comfortable making a statement like that based on nothing.  Literally nothing.

I’m sure she feels confident enough to testify in front of these pricks.

 

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Ben Fountain on childish America

From the Guardian here:

“He is unsparing in scorn for the amped-up patriotism used to create the myth of American exceptionalism, the idea of a chosen land specially blessed and purposed with a world-changing mission.

“It’s the I-Love-America-More-Than-You smackdown: America is and always has been the greatest, ever, at everything, and anyone who disagrees just doesn’t love America enough. Which is political discourse as fairy tale, a made-up story for children.”

So this is being ‘rescued’??

From CBS News here:

  • The share of national income captured by the richest 10 percent of Americans rose from 34 percent in 1980 to 47 percent in 2016.
  • Between 1980 and 2016, the share of America’s income going to the top 1 percent nearly doubled, while that going to the bottom 50 percent plunged.
  • After declining following the Depression, the top 1 percent’s share of wealth in the U.S. has shot back up roughly to where it was in the 1930s.
  • Between 1970 and 2016, the gap between the richest and poorest Americans jumped 27 percentage points.
  • As of 2017, by some measures, CEOs at large companies on average earned more than 300 times what the typical worker made, up from 58 times in 1989 and 20 times in 1965.

How could Trump embrace fake news spreading Manafort?? Cuz Trump loves fake news!

From the Daily Beast here:

But one of his tactics, Mueller reveals, was to get what Manafort described “in a contemporaneous communication [as] ‘[O]bama jews’” to pressure the Obama administration in October 2012.

The scheme was to tie Tymoshenko to antisemitism through association. Manafort got “a senior Israeli government official to issue a written statement publicizing this story.” That’s a reference to a statement from then-Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, a hardliner who is now defense minister, as noted by journalist Noga Tarnopolsky. The story was published by Ben Shapiro at Breitbart, as first reported by The Guardian’s Luke Harding. Manafort, “with secret advance knowledge of that Israeli statement,” bragged as he shopped it around the U.S., “I have someone pushing it on the NY Post. Bada bing bada boom.”

Get a bullshit story published at Breitbart, a website not worthy of wiping one’s own ass with.

Get an isane piece of shit Israeli official to comment on the story.

Get the New York Post to write an article about the Israeli official commenting on a bullshit article — voila, fake news!!

Political pressure gets applied to Obama.

This is the same exact shit that was done on Facebook during the 2016 election.  Write a piece of shit Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring — run ads and get likes for the article, and voila it appears in everybody’s feed!

Same shit.

 

Let’s hook Jesus Pence up to a lie detector and ask him if he’s gay!

From the Guardian:

The vice-president, Mike Pence, was sent to the Sunday talkshows to defend Trump, which he did with characteristic vigour, volunteering to take a lie detector test to show he had not written the essay himself and insisting the 25th amendment had never been discussed. Pence and Conway suggested the op-ed constituted a threat to national security.

This is why America should fear President Pence.  He is a fucking liar.  He is a politician strongly allied with the Koch/Cock Brothers and the Cock Brothers only work with liars and psychopaths.

He is dying to be President and is willing to bide his time as a loyal sycophant to President SkidMark til he’s taken out on a stretcher made of his own illegal financial transactions.

Lastly, the threat of national security should be retired.  It is tired and has been used by warmongers for far too long to control the actions of others.

Nothing can change because it’s a threat to national security.  As I’ve been blogging recently it is yet another example of the childish politics of America.  We have the mightiest and bloated military in the world yet everything is threat to national security?

In conclusion, fuck Pence and fuck national security.

Isn’t outgoing Chicago mayor Emmanuel an Obama guy?

From the Nation:

The outgoing mayor’s legacy will be defined by austerity, privatization, displacement, gun violence, and police brutality.

He was Obama’s chief of staff if I remember correctly.

Either Obama shares more views with Emmanuel and is able to hide it better or I don’t know.

People love Obama he he was for austerity and displacement and drone strikes and bailing out Wall Street.

Yet people love the brother, it’s really an accomplishment.

And remember Rahm Emmanuel is a world class dick.