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Trump babbling incoherently about energy at fundraiser.

This is a transcript of part of his speech:

“We have — clean coal exports have increased, 60 percent last year — clean coal, which is one of our big assets that we weren’t allowed to use for our miners. You remember Hillary with the coal, right, sitting with the miners at the table? Remember? That wasn’t so good for her. So the people of West Virginia and all over, you look at Wyoming, you look at so many different places where they just, Pennsylvania, where they loved what we did, and it’s clean coal and we have the most modern procedures. But it’s a tremendous form of energy in the sense that in a military way — think of it — coal is indestructible.”

“You can blow up a pipeline, you can blow up the windmills. You know, the windmills, boom, boom, boom [mimicking windmill sound] bing [mimes shooting large gun], that’s the end of that one. If the birds don’t kill it first. The birds could kill it first. They kill so many birds. You look underneath some of those windmills, it’s like a killing field, the birds. But you know, that’s what they were going to, they were going to windmills. And you know, don’t worry about — when the wind doesn’t blow, I said, ‘What happens when the wind doesn’t blow?’ ‘Well, then we have a problem.’

“Okay, good. They were putting them in areas where they didn’t have much wind, too. And it’s a subs — you need subsidy for windmills. You need subsidy. Who wants to have energy where you need subsidy? So, uh, the coal is doing great.”


I wasn't sure I believed this when I ran across it on Facebook, but I checked and the above was printed in WaPo, trying to decipher the indecipherable. Sure sounds like a person not in complete possession of his faculties. Full article at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/08/20/allow-us-to-translate-trumps-odd-comments-on-coal-and-energy/?utm_term=.0413e8277eb7

I was on the receiving end of a good news story.

We live in community that is about 50/50 Dem/Repub and at least a few Trumpsters. (One guy up the street has an Infowars bumper sticker.) My neighbors on the left is GOP, used to fly the stars and bars but has since switched to the stars and stripes and are older than us. We get along great The neighbors on the right are a young couple smoke a LOT of grass. I have no idea what their politics are if the have any at all. We wave to each other as we pass, we pet each other's dogs, but that's about it. They are in their 20's and we are in our 70's. And so the neighborhood goes. (One thing I really love is that a large majority have dogs, so no one complains about our 5 dogs.)

One of the irritating things about getting old is that your body's thermostat doesn't function as well as it used to. My temp comfort zone has gotten much smaller and I just can't take the heat the way I used to. And this summer has been hot and humid. The only time I can mow the yard is in the evening when most of the yard is in shade and the temp has dropped to the low 80's or lower. Lately that's when the thunder storms have rolled in and our grass was getting really tall. So yesterday I decided to bide the bullet and get the lawn mowed. Our lawn mower is old and tired and usually take 20-30 pulls to start. So - here I am, trying to get the damn thing started when our young neighbor saunters over and offers to help me mow! He recognized that mowing is getting more and more difficult for me and just came over, brought his mower, and helped.

Pretty amazing.

Amazing mind-reading math trick.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved math tricks. This one really works! It will take you only about ten seconds and, amazingly, it will reveal your all-time favorite movie.
I'm pretty good at math, so I did it in my head, then on paper, and finally
on a calculator just to confirm my mathematical calculations. Each time I
got the same answer, and sure enough, it IS my very favorite movie...EVER!
DO NOT cheat. DO YOUR math, THEN compare the results on the list of movies at the bottom. You will be AMAZED at how scary true and accurate this test is:

1. Pick a number from 1-9.
2. Multiply that number by 3.
3. Add 3.
4. Multiply by 3 again.
5. Your total will be a two digit number. Add the first and second digits together to find your favorite movie (of all time) in the list of 17 movies below:

Movie List:
1. Gone With the Wind
2. E.T.
3. Blazing Saddles
4. Star Wars
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
7. Jaws
8. Grease
9. The Trump Resignation Speech
10. Casablanca
11. Jurassic Park
12. Shrek
13. Pirates of the Caribbean
14. Titanic
15. Raiders of the Lost Ark
16. Home Alone
17. Mrs. Doubt fire

... Now, isn't that something?

I finally figured out why tRump want a Space Force.

Someone told him the truth about Roswell and Area 51 and that we are being overrun by Aliens from space. He wants the Space Force so we can build a wall around Earth and get the Aliens to pay for it!

Manafort trial Day 8: Judge concedes fault after Mueller protest, Airbnb exec takes the stand

Source: Politico

The federal judge overseeing the Paul Manafort trial conceded Thursday morning that he made a mistake in chastising special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors a day earlier in front of the jury.

Addressing the jurors before prosecutors called their first witness of the day, U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis said he “may well have been wrong” on Wednesday when he slammed the Mueller team for allowing an expert witness from the IRS to remain in the courtroom while other witnesses were testifying.

Typically, witnesses aren't supposed to hear anyone else's testimony in a trial so they don't influence each other, but Mueller’s team got Ellis’ permission during the trial’s opening arguments last week to have the IRS agent in the court on a regular basis.

<snip>

Mueller’s team has been frustrated by repeated slapdowns from Ellis during the Manafort trial — now in its eighth day. Before court started on Thursday morning, they filed a written motion to formally protest how they had been called out over the IRS witness.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/09/paul-manafort-trial-day-8-judge-ellis-769889



It may be time for the Gov't to request a mistrial over the judge's repeated and continuing criticism over the Prosecution attempts to put on their case and doing it in front of the jury. It is hard to un-prejudice a jury.
Posted by Stonepounder | Thu Aug 9, 2018, 04:11 PM (6 replies)

It's Alright Now (Parody of Rickey Nelson's 'Garden Party' - Parody Project)

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Found on Facebook: "You Trumpsters better pray"

You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again

You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so fucking hard for all of this shit. Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We're going to repaint Air Force One, pussy hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible Belt 6 days a week, tossing birth control pills, condoms, and atheist literature from the cockpit. We're going to tax your mega churches so bad Joel Olsteen will need to get a job at Chik Fil A to pay his light bill. Speaking of Chik Fil A, we're buying all those and giving them to any LGBTQ you sick cult leaders tortured with conversion therapy. Have fun with your new menu you bigoted fucks. Try the McPence. It's a boiled, unseasoned chicken breast that you have to eat in the closet with your mother. ALL parks will be renamed Rosa Parks asap. We're replacing Confederate statues with BLM leaders and Mexican immigrants. Every single public school will be renamed after a child that was kidnapped by this regime. And after we fumigate the WH, we're repainting the whole thing rainbow. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee shelter. We're turning Hannity's office into a giant unisex bathroom with changing tables and free tampons. And every single time a Trumpster complains about any of the changes, we're adding an openly gay character to a Disney movie.

Republicans Accuse Rosenstein of Secretly Plotting to Uphold Constitution (Borowitz)

https://bit.ly/2Lpm8EK

Republicans Accuse Rosenstein of Secretly Plotting to Uphold Constitution

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—House Republicans on Thursday accused the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, of “secretly and nefariously” implementing a plot to uphold the United States Constitution. In a joint press conference, Representatives Mark Meadows, of North Carolina, and Jim Jordan, of Ohio, said that they had “ample evidence” that Rosenstein was prepared to protect the Constitution “by any and all means at his disposal.”

“There is only one way to describe Rosenstein’s obsession with putting the Constitution before all other concerns,” Meadows said. “Conflict of interest.” “It is almost as if Rod Rosenstein had taken some kind of solemn oath to defend a centuries-old document,” Jordan said. “This should make every American very, very scared.”

Though the Republicans have shelved their articles of impeachment against Rosenstein for now, they hope that their impeachment threat will send a clear message to Rosenstein that his reckless allegiance to the Constitution will no longer be tolerated.

“If, going forward, Rosenstein uses his position at the Department of Justice to seek justice, he will be crossing a red line,” Meadows said.

Leaders of ISIS & Al Qaeda Puzzled Why DT Has Not Invited Them to White House (Borowitz)

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/leaders-of-isis-and-al-qaeda-puzzled-why-trump-has-not-invited-them-to-white-house

Leaders of ISIS and Al Qaeda Puzzled Why Trump Has Not Invited Them to White House

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The leaders of isis and Al Qaeda said on Friday that they were totally perplexed as to why Donald J. Trump had not yet invited them to the White House.

The terror chiefs said that, as sworn enemies of the United States, they had certainly attacked the country enough to warrant an invitation for an official visit, and possibly a state dinner.
“Maybe we haven’t done anything to directly undermine their democracy—I get that,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of isis, said. “But we’ve been nemeses of America for years, and that ought to be worth something.”

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al Qaeda, said that he also feels snubbed. “No invitation. Not even a save-the-date,” he said. “At this point, I’d settle for the White House Easter Egg Roll, but I’m not counting on anything.” Calling the absence of a White House invitation for Al Qaeda “the height of unfairness,” the evildoer added, bitterly, “The whole thing seems political.”

Hibatullah Akhundzada, the current leader of the Taliban, said that, like his terrorist colleagues, he was “dumbfounded” that Trump invited Vladimir Putin and not him to the White House. “At some point you have to wonder, what does Putin have on this guy?” he said.

It Can't Happen Here (Sinclair Lewis, 1935)

From Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Can%27t_Happen_Here

Published during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel describes the rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a politician who defeats Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and is elected President of the United States, after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values. After his election, Windrip takes complete control of the government and imposes a plutocratic/totalitarian rule with the help of a ruthless paramilitary force, in the manner of Adolf Hitler and the SS. The novel's plot centers on journalist Doremus Jessup's opposition to the new regime and his subsequent struggle against it as part of a liberal rebellion.

Reviewers at the time, and literary critics ever since, have emphasized the connection with Louisiana politician Huey Long, who was preparing to run for president in the 1936 election when he was assassinated in 1935 just prior to the novel's publication.


Fear and drastic economic and social reforms - Check
Promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values - Check
Takes complete control of the government - Almost there
Ruthless paramilitary force - ICE
In place of Huey Long insert Donald J Trump

I think Sinclair must have had a crystal ball.
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