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Krugman's Theory: Tax Plan-a rush to loot the bank before the indictments start coming thick & fast

Paul Krugman

But this strategy didn't work thanks to incredible hard work by JCT, which managed to get an estimate out before the vote. I guess there's still an issue of all the horrible details in the bill that won't become clear until a few more days have passed 2/

Paul Krugman

But I wonder now if there isn't also a de facto linkage to the Mueller investigation. It looks as if rats are fleeing the Trump ship at an accelerating pace; this has to have some backwash on legislation, as the Trump brand becomes poison. 3/

Paul Krugman‏
So maybe we're now looking at a rush to loot the bank before the indictments start coming thick and fast 4/

Paul Krugman
Relatedly: while there is some risk that a tax "win" will empower Trump, it's also possible that once Congressional Rs have pulled off their heist, they'll figure that they can get nothing more from Trump and it's time to turn on him 5/



Trump has still not been seen. Where is POTUS?

The president was supposed to make remarks to the press at a meeting with the Libyan prime minister about now.

Trump didn't show up.


Happy Mueller Day!


General Flynn, yelling at Trump from inside his cell from across the room:
“Hey, Donald, Donald, come on buddy, talk to me. Hey, that Library thing you got going is a good idea, but I never thought of you as a reader, Ha-ha-ha.
Hey, come on, talk me, Trump, I didn't rat you out,
it was that fucken Keebler Elf Sessions, you gotta believe me, he snitched on everybody. Hey, when pass the commissary put some money in my account, ok buddy, because I'm flat broke, Trump! Trump!
come on, just a few bucks!”[


"More than enough evidence to form basis of congressional investigation into obstruction of justice"

House Judiciary ranking member Jerry Nadler: “There is now more than enough evidence to form the basis of a congressional investigation into the President’s obstruction of justice—and it is long past time that the House Committee on the Judiciary engage on this matter.”


Flynn found a way to keep Jr. out of prison and is going to flip on Trump and Pence

Flynn pleading guilty to a single charge obviously suggests, as news reports suggested, that he has agreed to provide Mueller with information.

Flynn to Plead Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about a conversation with the Russian ambassador last December.

The plea was the latest indication that Mr. Flynn was cooperating with the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.



BREAKING FROM SPECIAL COUNSEL: The court has scheduled a plea hearing for Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn (Ret.), 58, of Alexandria, Va., at 10:30 a.m.

NEWS: FLYNN will plead GUILTY to making false statements to the FBI about his conversations with KISLYAK



Obama: If I Watched Fox News, I Wouldnt Vote For Me

Obama: If I Watched Fox News, I Wouldn’t Vote For Me
December 1, 2017 News, Politics

The Hill reports:

Former President Barack Obama joked Friday that if he watched Fox News, he wouldn’t have voted for himself. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Obama took shots at the network, which is widely criticized for its negative coverage of Democrats.

“If I watch Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me,” he said. “I would watch it and say who is that guy? This character Barack was portrayed in weird ways. It is all edited and shaped. The point is, you get multiple realities.”

President Trump has repeatedly praised Fox News’ coverage throughout his campaign and presidency, while slamming other networks like CNN as “fake news.”

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Thapar concluded the session by testing Obama’s diplomatic skills with a question about Trump and one of Walt Disney’s most iconic characters. “There are two Donalds in America – Donald Trump and Donald Duck. Which of them represents the real America?”

As laughter subsided, Obama chose his words carefully, saying: “Let me say this – the thing I love about America and the thing, I assume, you love about India, is just this cacophony of life (that these countries have] and it throws up all kinds of variety. And there are political trends in America that I don’t agree with and abide by, but I recognize them as part of a running thread in American life.”


Paul Krugman: Republicans Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

Mnuchin said his department had a study showing great effects on growth; that was a lie. Donald Trump says the bill is “not good for me”; that’s a lie. Senator John Cornyn said, “This is not a bill that is designed primarily to benefit the wealthy and the large businesses”; that was a lie. Senator Bob Corker said he wouldn’t support a plan “adding one penny to the deficit”; that was a lie.

In other words, this whole process involves a level of bad faith we haven’t seen in U.S. politics since the days when defenders of slavery physically assaulted their political foes on the Senate floor.

There are two further things worth pointing out about this moral rot.

First, it is not, at a fundamental level, a story about Donald Trump, bad as he is: The rot pervades the whole Republican Party. Some details of the legislation do look custom-designed to benefit the Trump family, but both the broad outlines and the fraudulence of the sales effort would have been pretty much the same under any Republican president.

Second, the rot is wide as well as deep.


Kimmel To Roy Moore: Not Only Will I Fight You-I'll Wear Girl Scout Uniform So You Can Get Excited"

“I think you’re actually going to like this, Roy. I’m going to come to Gadsden, Ala., with a team of high school cheerleaders, okay? We’ll meet you at the mall. Don’t worry, I can get you in. And then when the girls and I show up, if you can control yourself and behave, if you can somehow manage to keep little Roy in your little cowboy pants when those nubile cheerleaders come bounding in, you and I, we’ll sit down at the food court, we’ll have a little Panda Express and we’ll talk about Christian values.

“So if you are challenging me to a fight, here’s what we’ll do. Let’s find a place to do it. I’ll wear a Girl Scout uniform so you can have something to get excited about. And the winner, whoever wins the fight, will give all the money we charge for the tickets to charity. My charity will be the women who came forward to say you molested them, okay? Alright, tough guy, with your little pistol?” – Jimmy Kimmel, on last night’s show.


Luckovich: "Sex Abuse Support Group"

Trump is getting coal in his stocking-No one wants to celebrate peace on Earth with a fascist.

Merry Xmas Trrrrrrrump

The National Tree Lighting ceremony was beautiful this evening - but hard not to notice the empty seats


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