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N A N C Y !

Nancy is just stretching her muscles, like a momma bear waking up from an 8 year hibernation.


Haha, @NancyPelosi on why the Trump meeting was private:
"We didn't want to say, in front of those people, 'You don't know what you're talking about'."


From earlier:


He can pray as hard as he wants - when he opens his eyes he will still be Trump's VP.


Mad Magazine Goes For Madly Hilarious In New Book Bashing Trump Era

The latest compilation is due to arrive March 19 with more laughs at the gaffes.



RUDE PUNDIT: Impeach the Motherfucker (Don't Be Suckered by the Bill Clinton Comparison)

So much discussion is going on about whether or not Democrats should go forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who is actually a bulging tower of rotting cantaloupes in a terrible-fitting suit. Many in the punditocracy are telling the incoming House majority to avoid impeachment and not even speak of it. Obviously, the chances of removing Trump from office in a trial after the House impeaches are slim to none, considering that the Senate will be made of 47 Democrats and 53 puking shit demons from GOP. We know that the puking shit demons aren't going to vote against their puking shit demon leader, and Democrats would need 20 of those vile fuckers to toss Trump into the toilet of history.

On WNYC this morning, Mara Liasson was making that point: why bother even talking about it when it's not gonna happen? She said that Democrats are worried that "if they go hellbent toward impeachment instead of passing legislation - even if that legislation goes nowhere in the Senate, it won't be signed by President Trump, at least they want to lay out an agenda for the voters - there will be a political backlash."

Then she used the well-worn point that the Bill Clinton impeachment led to Democratic gains in the 1998 midterms. Except we're not talking a massive tide here. Democrats gained 5 seats in the House and didn't lose any in the Senate. Yeah, that was a big deal compared to the 1994 ass-reaming the GOP gave to Democrats. But Republicans still ran Congress in 1999. And they still "won" the presidency in 2000 and kept control of Congress, at least until Senator Jim Jeffords left the GOP in May of 2001. The GOP won the Senate back in 2002. (Note: George W. Bush didn't really win in 2000, but we have been damned to pretend as if he did.)

So this idea that somehow Republicans suffered electorally is just a goddamn lie. Then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich suffered because he was forced out of the House for lots of hinky shit. Next in line for Speaker, Republican Bob Livingston, suffered because he resigned after he was caught fucking around on his wife. That's how we got child fucker Dennis Hastert for Speaker. Oh, the late 1990s were so charming. As far as elections go, though, Republicans lost a little bit, but not enough to drive them away. Not enough to make them stop being scandal-mongering, hypocritical ass-worms.

the rest:

TIME has chosen Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists as 2018's 'Person of the Year'.

Time's 2018 'Person of the Year' is killed and imprisoned journalists
Time magazine is spotlighting a handful of journalists who have one thing in common: They were targeted for their work.

Others: The staff of Maryland’s Capital Gazette; Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo; Maria Ressa, CEO of a news outlet in the Philippines targeted by Duterte.

Dec. 11, 2018 / 4:42 AM PST
By Tim Stelloh"The Guardians."

That's what Time magazine is calling the journalists behind 2018's "Person of the Year," which was revealed exclusively Tuesday morning on "Today."

With a record number of reporters behind bars around the planet — the Committee to Protect Journalists documented 262 cases in 2017 — an avalanche of misinformation on social media and government officials from the United States to the Philippines dismissing critical, real reporting as "fake news," Time is spotlighting a handful of journalists who have one thing in common: They were targeted for their work.

For them, pursuing the truth has meant prison and harassment. In some cases, it has meant death.


Americans need to know if Trump is a crook or not (Editorial-Houston Chronicle)


If Trump secretly paid off a former lover to keep his presidential campaign afloat, that’s hardly a “simple private transaction,” as the president claimed Monday. It could be a blatant violation of a federal law requiring any payments made to influence an election be disclosed in campaign finance filings.

Trump’s pattern is to deny until caught— then to wriggle loose with aw-shucks excuses. Trump initially denied that he was doing business in Russia while running for president. Then, faced with a sworn statement in which his former lawyer admitted lying to Congress about the Trump Organization’s 2016 real estate negotiations in Moscow, Trump reversed course, saying, hey, it was just business.


Trump’s denials, now that the truth is out, give further credence to suspicions that gave way to the Mueller investigation in the first place.

Americans should acknowledge the stench and give Mueller time to sniff out the full truth. Only then will we know whether our president is a crook, whether he is compromised, or whether he is merely misunderstood.


KRUGMAN: There's a new axis of evil: Russia, Saudi Arabia -- and the United States

Unreal. The US just joined Russia & Saudi Arabia in refusing to endorse findings of big international report warning of long-term climate catastrophe:


This again shows that Trump's *worldview* as basis for big decisions is producing disastrous outcomes:


"The Company" (AKA Trump Org) is named 9 times in Michael Cohen's SDNY sentencing memo.

It's a co-conspirator every bit as much as Trump is.

Gonna keep reupping this piece. When people talk abt whether Trump can be indicted and/or what make him resign, you gotta remember that Trump Org was involved in virtually all the crimes we know Trump himself is being investigated


"Don't mock my smock or I'll clean your clock"

Cartoon: Taking them for a ride - by Tom Tomorrow

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