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"...came charging at ????"

Does anyone have a link to a video where you can hear the end of Trump's sentence?So far, the only ones I've listened to have an edit.

Seriously, was any DU'er shocked by Trump's reaction to Charlottesville?

Horrified, disgusted, repulsed, angered, damn right. But shocked? No. Anyone who has listened to him knows exactly what he is -- and that includes his supporters.


Let's say that Kim, in a show of force, launches a test missile on a trajectory that would leave no doubt that North Korea could strike the U.S. mainland if it wanted to. When the generals report this test to Trump, he panics and orders a massive retaliation on North Korea. The generals consider mutiny against their Commander in Chief, but faced with an actual war scenario -- don't. American missiles get launched. Russian and Chinese radars pick up the ICBMs in flight near, or even possibly over their territory (look at a globe) and some commander still with an old Cold War mindset decides this is a use-'em-or-lose-'em scenario and lets fly with his own missiles. With Russian and/or Chinese missiles in flight toward the U.S., the old Mutually Assured Destruction playbooks come out and there is a massive exchange of nuclear weapons.

Game over.

Who, in the Trump world, could you ever see running a winning campaign?

I mean, of the parade of kooks, losers, sieg-heilers, sociopaths and KKKlowns that we've seen, how many can you count that would credibly fit into an organization that could pitch a winning presidential campaign, let alone head up such an organization?

Kind of makes you wonder if the whole show as run by somebody else.

Is there a continuous connection between Trump and Putin?

I mean, is it possible that Trump actually picks up the phone several times a day and says, "Vlad, what do I do next?"

Did Trump dictate false meeting statement? Or Putin?


...But piecing together this timeline and based on President Trumpís own account, we can say that he knew his advisers were discussing how to respond to a press story about the June 2016 meeting. He had a secret conversation with President Putin at which they discussed the issue of Russian adoptions. Then hours later he dictated a false statement to be released in the name of his son in which he claimed that Russian adoptions were the topic of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. That is a highly troubling chain of events to put it mildly.

For a long time I've been a big fan of Josh Marshall over at Talking Points Memo. I'm in awe of the journalism done by him and his staffers. It's not his fault he's started to sound like Alex Jones: it's the FUBAR world we've woken up in.

Apologies if this was posted before and I missed it.

Fake Eclipse News

Parody alert, for the irony-impaired.

Skeptics Hope Eclipse Prediction Will Lead to Humiliation of Scientific Community.

A growing group of skeptics is eagerly looking forward to August 21st, 2017. That's the day that astronomers have predicted that an eclipse of the sun will be visible throughout North America with the eclipse being total in a narrow swath slicing diagonally across the United States.

"The arrogance of these so-called intellectuals is nothing short of astonishing", says Ken Ham, president of the creationist organization Answers in Genesis and who runs the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. "They have websites based on their 'mathematical models' that purport to predict the exact locations where the eclipse will be visible and the exact times of each part of the eclipse, supposedly with split-second accuracy. This from a community that has guessed the age of the Earth to be billions of years, rather than the true age of 6,000 years."

Prominent climate change skeptics have joined in. "For years, I've heard these...scientists testify before Congress about the dire threat of global warming", says Senator James InHofe. "It's always, math this, data that, like that proves anything. I'm really, really happy that these hoaxers have so completely painted themselves into a corner on the eclipse thing. When the sun shines brightly everywhere on August 21st, we can finally get these people out of our hair and run this government on common sense, like the Founders intended."

Conservative theologians have joined the fray. Franklin Graham, son of the renowned evangelist Billy Graham, and Jerry Falwell Jr., son of the late Jerry Falwell, issued a joint statement: "In Genesis 1:1, the Bible says, 'God created the heaven and the earth.' God sets the planets in the heavens in their courses and it is blasphemy for man to try to predict the future in a domain that belongs solely to God." Graham went on to say that the mysterious symbols and obscure ancient concepts in the "higher mathematics" used by scientists resemble the spells of sorcerers and wizards who ultimately derived their power from Satan.

As expected President Donald Trump dived in with a short Twitter message, "Dark in the day? Fake news, just like climate change. They lose bigly when nothing happens."

Members of the scientific community have been strangely silent on this issue, although a staff member at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who declined to reveal his identity in a telephone interview did state, "Are you f---ing kidding me?"

The thing that surprises me most about the Trump presidency at six months...

...is that there don't seem to be any adults in charge anywhere. I mean, Dubya had Cheney and Rumsfeld. Hate them if you will, but at least you could imagine them having their stuff together enough to act in their own self interest. Priebus was sort of an adult, but in charge? No way. In any case, he's gone now. Sessions might not be a total brat, but he's way over in DOJ and went and got himself shitlisted right away. Kelly might be an adult, but if he's smart he won't bring a lot of his stuff into the office and he'll stick his nameplate on the door with Velcro.

Otherwise, it's all "Lord of the Flies". Whatever happened to the idea of a power vacuum that people rush to fill?

How can anyone be sure a Trump tweet is really him?

What if Twitter gets compromised somehow and a tweet goes out like:

"Fed up with North Korea. ICBMs are flying. MAGA!"

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