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So much disturbing stuff from this admin...

...but transferring sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia? WTF?

https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to

“The whistleblowers who came forward have expressed significant concerns about the potential procedural and legal violations connected with rushing through a plan to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. They have warned of conflicts of interest among top White House advisers that could implicate federal criminal statutes. They have also warned about a working environment inside the White House marked by chaos, dysfunction, and backbiting. And they have warned about political appointees ignoring directives from top ethics advisors at the White House who repeatedly and unsuccessfully ordered senior Trump Administration officials to halt their efforts.”

Rolling Stone interview w/ Pelosi

If anyone is interested:

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/nancy-pelosi-interview-696750/

It's a little thing, but on the UP side...

When my mother retired at 63, she made a new batch of friends. Almost every day they meet for coffee and discuss the latest Facebook propaganda or FOX lies and become outraged at Obama and Hillary and Democrats and liberals. Mom's pretty smart and didn't used to be this way. She was a Democrat and almost always voted for the D - until she retired and took up with this redneck bunch of folks. She is 79 now and still lives in this very red area, but I was hoping she would not succumb to their nuttery. Unfortunately, she did. She voted for Trump.

She tries to avoid discussing politics w/ me. She doesn't watch a lot of news herself, but relies on her loser friends to inform her. I only try to undue what they are doing and sometimes this does get her to thinking. Anyway, I called her last night and this is how it went:

MOM: Hello there...
ME: Fasten your seatbelt, some treason-weasels are going down.
MOM: Treason-weasel - what's that?
ME: It's your president and GOP losers that you all love so much.

She thought for a few seconds...

MOM: What happened?
I told her about the Putin presser
MOM: That was so disturbing. (She had actually watched part of it.) There is nothing we can do about this now.
ME: Vote for every Democrat on your ballot - that's what you can do.
(More discussion...)
MOM: When the ballot is in the paper I'll bring it over so you can tell me about the candidates. I told the coffee gals I would and then I'll let them know so they can get a better idea of what's going on.

We discussed that topic for another minute or so, but it seems these Trump supporting senior women are pissed. Apparently siding with Russia is the one thing they will not accept.

I was encouraged by this. I am also hearing the same from some Trump supporters I visit with during the course of my work day. There appears to be a limit for some of them and he may have crossed a line when he sided w/ Putin. His hard core base will remain his hard core base I think, but this has me hopeful that many of the people who voted for him are not too far gone yet. Maybe it's a turning point. I don't know, but I have my fingers crossed.

Wow. These old white guys

These old white guys keep thinking they're playing "gotcha!" but just can't quite "get" Strzok. They have no clue how idiotic they appear, but it seems pretty obvious to observers they aren't clever at all and only seem desperate. Nothing like a bunch of politically biased old men "investigating" someone accused of being politically biased in his investigation. Pathetic. Fucking losers. Sad.

I'm pretty proud of the Dems though.

Disturbing but excellent source for anyone trying to keep up

FYI for anyone interested in a site that shows the progression of the disturbing behavior, from week one to present, of this illegitimate regime.

The “new normal” of American politics is not normal. The Weekly List reminds us of that. On a weekly basis, the List tracks specific news stories representing eroding norms under the current regime. Taken together, they reveal a nation pushed towards authoritarianism, the wielding of unchecked governmental authority by one person or group at the expense of the freedom of those who oppose them.


https://theweeklylist.org/weekly-list/page/8/

Make China Great Again?

I am very confused by this morning's tweet from the so-called President.

"President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast. Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!"

What is going on?

I often forget

that most people don't watch all this political programming like it's the Super Bowl. Many just aren't appreciative of my blow by blow commentary or my late evening phone calls seeking to recap the evening's events. I need to remember this, as it would save me quite a bit of embarrassment. After having joined this forum, I can see I am not the only one. I am not alone!

Let me remind you f*ckers who I am

This made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it here.

Let Me Remind You Fuckers Who I Am

by Hillary Clinton

What the fuck is your problem, America??

I’m Hillary goddamn Clinton. I’m a political prodigy, have been since I was 16. I have an insane network of powerful friends. I’m willing to spend the next eight years catching shit on all sides, all so I can fix this fucking country for you. And all you little bitches need to do is get off your asses one goddamn day in November.

“Oh but what about your eeeemaaaaillls???” Shut the fuck up. Seriously, shut the fuck up and listen for one fucking second.

Here’s all you need to know about me:
1.In 1992, I said I was proud to have followed my career instead of baking cookies.
2.The GOP fucking dragged me for it. They made me bake cookies. They’re scared of me.
3.Every time I have a job, y’all love me. Every time I run for anything, the GOP breaks out the big guns again and fucks me up good. And apparently it fucking works.

https://medium.com/shitHRCcantsay/let-me-remind-you-fuckers-who-i-am-e6e8b297fe47#.s2xcgvton

Knocking on doors...

I wonder if knocking on the door of a rabid Trump supporter will be as frightening as knocking on the door of a rabid Shrub supporter. Canvassing for Obama was a little unnerving sometimes, but I only felt physically threatened once when I was chased off some guy's sidewalk (I'm older. I don't run well.). I am concerned this year as I don't own any body armor.
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