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During Nixion's Last Year in Office...

I've read over the years that during Nixon's last year in office, as he was going off the rails, he would call for hair-brained bombing missions and other military actions to be taken, often while drunk. The generals would put him off by telling him the weather wasn't right at the time, and that they would start the planning process. Then they would do nothing, and he would forget about it... until the next episode.

I don't recall anyone complaining that they were "subverting democracy" or that they should have acted with "honor" and resign. My impression is that it was understood that they were in a tight spot and they did what they had to do.

I recall a discussion on NPR a few months ago between two foreign policy experts who were both dismayed that Trump did not seem to understand the full consequences of initiating a nuclear exchange. That this would be an existential threat to all human kind. One of them stated that in extremis he hopped that legal means could be found for stopping him. The reply was "any means" and he had to agree.

My opinion is that those around Dotard 45 should be doing what they can to prevent him from doing what he might. And an "honorable resignation" isn't necessarily an effective action to take, especially if you are not a top tier cabinet member. If you resigned and wrote a letter to the editor, you would be quickly replaced and forgotten. If you were to write an anonymous expose for the New Your Times, you might have something of a positive impact.

Bless his / her pointed little head.

Pink is the New Black....

.... in balaclavas. Pussy Riot's statement on disrupting the World Cup. We ARE Pussy Riot!!!!

Turn OFF Fox News !!!!

A couple years ago Color of Change started a campaign to Turn Off Fox News, and sent out bumper stickers. Actually, they were about the right size to palm and sort of covertly slap onto a public TV screen. (But that would be wrong.)

Since then, whenever I'm in a public place and Fox News is on, I ask for the channel to be changed, and basically all the time, the employees are happy to oblige. I usually ask for CNN.

So, this happens every time I go to the local Burger King. Fox is always on and I always get it flipped. But Friday they were already tuned into CNN and the breaking news was Muller's Russian indictments. I was going over some eMails, but keeping my ear on the development. Then I hear a loud, obnoxious voice instructing one of the employees to turn the channel to.... FOX.

I turned to him and said, excuse me, but I'm listening to the broadcast. He pointed out (loud and not polite) that I was reading my eMail - I told him I'm a multi-itasker, and that the news is an important development. He scoffed and (yes, loud and not polite) "well enjoy your fake news". I answered that it is journalism, not fake news. Just then CNN displayed its logo and announced "First, The Facts".

He sat down next to me, but when I didn't budge, he picked up his tray and headed to other side of the room. All along the way he kept blathering out loud that he was a friend of the owner, that the owner liked Fox news, and he was going to talk to the owner about this! So I said, equally loud, that I wanted to talk to the owner also. I got out my flip phone and walked over to his table and told him I would give him my phone number so he could pass it on to the owner and the owner could give me a call. This startled him and he told me to stay away from his table. I let him know that he was the one who cried out "fake news" and I just answered; he was the one who threatened to "talk to the owner" and I just answered. I told him that if didn't have anything more to say, I wouldn't have anything more to say - but if he did, I would.

That shut him up. He finished his meal in silence and left.

TURN OFF FOX NEWS!

One of the Deplorables: Homicidal Ideation


Yes, she is deplorable. She is also mentally ill, and being exploited by a manipulative demagogue .

Source: Washington Post Read more: http://wapo.st/2dhgcdL

She was a 52-year-old woman who had worked 20 years for the railroad, had once been a Democrat and was now a Republican, and counted herself among the growing swath of people who occupied the fringes of American politics but were increasingly becoming part of the mainstream. Like millions of others, she believed that President Obama was a Muslim. And like so many she had gotten to know online through social media, she also believed that he was likely gay, that Michelle Obama could be a man, and that the Obama children were possibly kidnapped from a family now searching for them.


‘Finally. Someone who thinks like me.’

Source: Washington Post

She was a 52-year-old woman who had worked 20 years for the railroad, had once been a Democrat and was now a Republican, and counted herself among the growing swath of people who occupied the fringes of American politics but were increasingly becoming part of the mainstream. Like millions of others, she believed that President Obama was a Muslim. And like so many she had gotten to know online through social media, she also believed that he was likely gay, that Michelle Obama could be a man, and that the Obama children were possibly kidnapped from a family now searching for them.









Read more: http://wapo.st/2dhgcdL



Yes, she is deplorable. She is also mentally ill, and being exploited by a manipulative demagogue .

Intelligence community investigating covert Russian influence operations in the United States

Source: http://wapo.st/2c0UA2H

Intelligence community investigating covert Russian influence operations in the United States
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said.

Read more: Link to source

Trumps latest scam....

.... you thought tRump U was bad.... now we have the “Trump Leadership Initiative (TLI) Fellowship Program” ! Watch out suckers, er, i mean supporters - he's going to vacuum up your bank accounts !!


On Tuesday, the campaign sent an email to supporters in California inviting them to a July 13 training session for the “Trump Leadership Initiative (TLI) Fellowship Program” in the city of Stanton, in Orange County.

“TLI Fellows are the backbone of the Trump strategy to launch the largest, earliest, and most diverse ground operation in California history,” the email states. “Fellows will be trained and experienced in grassroots organizing, field operations, cutting-edge campaign technology, messaging & communications, and engaging in voter contact.”



Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-california-225138#ixzz4DasvVlWV

AP count: Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination http://wapo.st/214g0i6

AP count: Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination
http://wapo.st/214g0i6

Bit Player Bernie, or...

Bit player Sanders poised to become Senate force

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/bernie-sanders-senate-democrats-223336

senator risks frittering away that newfound clout, Democratic senators said Wednesday, if he doesn’t move soon to unite the party and train his fire on Donald Trump

The lawmakers said they’re disturbed that Sanders hasn’t more forcefully repudiated the behavior of his supporters in Nevada last weekend. Sanders backers threw chairs, shouted down Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and threatened a state party chairwoman — raising the specter of similar ugliness at the Democratic National Convention in July.

“I appreciate that he’s going to continue to stay defiant, but the fact is Hillary Clinton’s going to win the nomination. Is he going to support her and campaign for her, or is he going to help elect Donald Trump?”

“What I’ve seen I don’t think has been adequate,... As a candidate, you can come out very strongly against that violence stuff, and that would be the right thing for Bernie to do.”

“He’s doing what he thinks is right. I think he should speak out more about what went on in Nevada. But he decided, obviously, not to do that.”

“Does Bernie Sanders have a right to continue? Absolutely he does; he can do whatever he wants to do .... but for me, I just see real dangers coming down the pike, and I would hope he’d be aware of that.”




Thanks! Good observations. Eom

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