This is gonna probably be my last TGIF for the next month since I’m leaving for Colorado on Saturday morning. I might be able to sneak one in but I’m not sure what kind of itinerary my daughter has planned so to be safe lets just say I’m gonna be incognito for a month. I will be posting now and again though…Expect pics of the mountains…I’ll only be able to post any pics I take with my iPad since my Canon won’t interface with the iPad as far as I know, anyway.
Well, on to the fabulous news we got yesterday. Tad is in the house…I mean in the indictment and hopefully that means Bernie is fucked. Whether or not Bernie is actually charged with anything assumptions will abound so the optics will do enough damage to hopefully keep his big mouth shut. The less he says going forward will be to his advantage I believe.
To make change this year, don't just vote–volunteer. Commit to taking action in this year's midterms starting now, but especially on #TheLastWeekend when it matters most.https://t.co/Q72Bmx3ESB
The farther Mueller takes us into the election meddling, the larger the web gets. Putin peddled his influence throughout our country to over half of the Republicans in office. the corruption goes all the way to McConnell. It took time to do this, Trump was planned well before 16
Dots… #Manafort work with Tad Devine in #Ukraine working for Russian-backed #oligarchs. Manafort works for Trump, Devine works for @sensanders. Russians use misinformation to dupe unwitting Trump and Sanders supporters. Devine pushes Dem party disunity. #BernieKnew
Sure sounds like Tad had a plan that he got straight from Vladdy.
Lots of reporting Devine was hired by Sanders for his campaign in Nov 2014. True. But it was months earlier, *in the spring of 2014,* that a "super organized" Devine played a key role in convincing a very reluctant Sanders to run in the Dem primary. 🤔https://t.co/U57TBjAOmppic.twitter.com/c9o5PtcRvk
If just 2 GOP senators switched from R to Independent, and caucused w/ Dems, the the Senate would flip right now — and be a check on tyrant Trump. Flake, Corker, and McCain should follow the noble example of Jim Jeffords, and put nation above party. It's time to do this. Now.
Our new ad "Dictators," which will run in primetime tonight on Fox News, MSNBC and across digital platforms, highlights Trump's longstanding, disturbing admiration for authoritarians of all stripes, including Vladimir Putin, & reminds viewers that America is better than this. pic.twitter.com/BajC78zm6O
These are the three traitors that kept Hillary from her rightful place!
The name @BernieSanders did not appear on the ballot during the 2016 GE. Yet a large share of the blame for Trump winning lies squarely on his shoulders, on the #BernieOrBust movement, & on the FOREIGN SUPPORT that kept his campaign alive for far too long.https://t.co/5ujtv4dKwy
Regarding the Super Delegates: Bernie sounded the warning about a problem that didn't exist and whipped up sentiment against a group of scapegoats until restrictions were placed on the scapegoats. Then he took credit for solving the nonexistent problem. Who does that sound like?
Going to give my notice 2 weeks in advance…I’ll be able to do two more TGIF threads before I leave on a jet plane bound for Colorado…I might attempt a thread or two while there but not guaranteeing anything becasue at this point not sure what my daughter and grand children are going to do to keep me occupied. Fishing, hiking and marijuana related shenanigans are sure to be on the menu so I don’t know how much free time I’m going to have. I suspect not much as it’s been over 5 years since I’ve seen them and I want to get as much time with them as I can. I’m leaving on July 21st and coming back on August 23rd. I’ll be checking in from time to time and since I’ll be taking my Canon I should be able to get some good pics to post.
Seems if we bide our time a little bit the Repukes will self explode like Jim Jordan. The Dems need to keep on this pedophile so he gets canned. One of the worst ones in Congress and I think if any other of them have skeletons in the closet they might keep a low profile moving forward. Hope for the best!
Jim Jordan knew, resign from your office, suspend your campaign and hire a lawyer because you're going to need one. This man knew an estimated 2k victims was being sexually abused and said nothing. Democrats needs to demand answers. We need justice for our males. This is madness.
For all those complaining about first responders time being wasted for the Statue of Liberty protest — y’all have been awfully silent about the millions of dollars & countless hours of police time wasted from white people calling the police on black people for literally existing.
Remember Brian Benczkowski? He represented Russia’s Alfa Bank and was a top staffer to then-Senator Sessions. Senate Republicans plan to vote next week to confirm him to head the DOJ Criminal Division.
Immigrants from all over the world have joined the @USArmy putting their lives on the line, to defend the freedoms & ideals that make America the beacon of hope that it is. To throw them out of the Army is obscene & pervert the values of our nation https://t.co/5d2Z9HKXFA
"This is something we just don't see. It's hard to even gauge or baseline it …from a prosecutor's perspective this just raises additional questions. Why are they there ? How'd they get there? … " – Chuck Rosenberg on GOP lawmakers in Russia w/ @NicolleDWallacepic.twitter.com/NuXRyY6gxm
You are to governance & politics what Bernie Madoff was to the stock market & investment advice. The two of you share a remarkably unethical ability to deceive & manipulate others, building Ponzi schemes to aggrandize yourselves. Truth & justice ultimately caught up with Bernie. https://t.co/lRKkWf3Aoh
— David D’Ag – I'll be civil when fascists are gone (@jackjonesbabe) July 5, 2018
Up yours Raphael!!!
The Federal Election Commission has issued a rare unanimous decision against Senator Ted Cruz. The agency has found that Cruz violated federal election law in his campaign for Senate in 2012. Cruz improperly handled loans from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.https://t.co/gJhcO1VS6m
.Let’s all hope today is better than the last two days. In fact what we want to see and I think is going to happen sooner than later will be some one getting wind of indictments coming down and we will see the Repukes performing the Chinese fire drill.This will happen, and while it will whittle some of the deplorables out of Congress it won’t get them all. So no matter what happens we need to GOTV and vote in November.
My heart breaks for @Carl_Hiaasen, who lost his brother Rob Hiaasen in the crime at the Capital Gazette. Carl has brought so much laughter and joy to so many of us. Today, we share his tears. https://t.co/F2i2ZaVQKq
A president under active criminal investigation of whether he won legitimately and whether he has obstructed that very investigation should not be permitted by a mere Senate majority to designate the justice whose votes could prove pivotal to the fate of his presidency.
he is compromised because his son has been @realDonaldTrump's personal banker at Deutsche Bank for 12 years. The same Deutsche Bank that was fined $630 million for a $10 Billion scheme to launder Russian mob money. https://t.co/Hhnlpm0ivM
What a completely demoralizing week…but we persist. DD(DumDonnie) thinks he can shock us into giving up…He’s got another thing coming..The dipshit works for us even though he seems to think he’s boss and we work for him. Not the way it works in our democracy.
Wanna stop this fucking monster? Really wanna stop this giant asshole? 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND! THESE REPUBLICAN ASSHOLES ARE ALL IN ON IT! THE CHIEF ASSHOLE IS HAPPY WE ARE ALL VERY UPSET. WE HAVE TO GET EVEN MORE ANGRY WITH THESE REPUBLICANS
On the contrary. We very much want a floor vote. Watch what happens in the congressional polls the week after. It won't pass in the Senate. If this passes the House, I think we can pick up 40 seats. https://t.co/pbgCgZvr0g
The IG report was what we expected it to be, conformation that James Comey used his position indiscriminately to cover his own ass. I’m hoping the report goes the way of the dinosaurs and disappears now that we got confirmation. The longer it sticks around the more we’ll hear the Trump sycophants use it for their own false narrative.
As SBG points out…
Dear @mattgaetz@RonDeSantisFL & @RepAndyBiggsAZ – just be honest. You want those so you can put out another fake memo so you can protect the corrupt criminal masquerading as President, who keeps smearing DoJ in order to cover his own ass & discredit them. NOT HAPPENING. Go away.
My reasoning for wanting the IG report to go away…Cohen and Manafort’s day in court today is more important to take center stage.
Until the additional report that we’ve read about concerning NY FBI and Ghouliani and what was leaked, which is more important by leaps and bounds than the one released Thursday becasue it could very well bring down charges by DOJ against all involved.
I’m inclined to believe that Rod Rosenstein’s appearance at the WH that coincided with the release of the IG Report might have something to do with the additional report that I mentioned above. Reasoning being that I believe the report by the IG in reference to the criminality of Rudy and the NY FBI agents has already been written up and Rod has it in his possession already.
Excellent breakdown of the IG Report…
THREAD: Far from supporting Trump’s claim that election was “rigged” in favor of Clinton, DOJ's #IGReport found:
👉🏼No bias in the decision not to prosecute Clinton for using private email 👉🏼Comey was "insubordinate" w/his acts that HURT Clinton
The morons have finally started to use their hypocritical Christianity in an attempt to legitimize their bullshit policies and try and use it to make way for their idea of theocracy.
Pence tried and got shot down very quickly…
Pence just told 10,000 at the Southern Baptist Convention how wonderful tRUmp is working to END the Johnson Amendment protecting separation of church and state… It bombed and the leader later called him out on it! pic.twitter.com/ADX3rvnyYM
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly 🌊 BWCS (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 14, 2018
I mentioned on air to @NicolleDWallace today that the best response to Comey's justification for departing from the rules was this quote in the IG report from longtime national security prosecutor George Toscas. Worth a read. pic.twitter.com/Q6nGilcBC9
The release of this Inspector General report confirms what has been clear for some time: though FBI leadership made errors in judgment in the run-up to the election, those actions were not influenced by any political bias and, if anything, helped Donald Trump’s candidacy.
Panic on social media…Trumpers grasping at straws!
The bots & trolls are out in full force attacking FBI Director Christopher Wray and calling for him to resign/be fired because he accepted the findings of the #IGReport instead of indulging Trump's "deep state" conspiracy theories. pic.twitter.com/mju6dqF8lH
Everyone is going to start to realize something we came to realize even before the election. That Putin/Russia helped get Dotard elected to cause turmoil everywhere. It will give Putin lots of shits and giggles at what is happening becasue of the fucking mess Dotard is creating. Starting to look like the G7 is going to become the G6. Everything is playing right into Putin’s hands.
Going to be that line in the sand coming soon that Trump is going to cross that I don’t think even the Republican party, or at least the ones not already traitorous, is going to start going against Trump. At least I hope some of them get their heads out of the sand before the economy takes a nosedive. If not it will be the end of the Republican party.
I’m firmly starting to believe that Bobby is taking as long as he has becasue there are 100’s within the Republican party and others like the Mercers that are going down. Everything is so convoluted that Bobby will want to get them all at once and not let any stragglers miss their time in the poop walks.
Gonna be the shit storm to make all other shit storms look like a fart.
Weldon has known Artemenko for over a decade & was furious that NYT exposed the "peace plan." “We were so close,” Weldon complained, per source. "We had already secured funding for the promotion of the plan from Viktor Vekselberg’s fund in New York City.” https://t.co/1UC08lljVU
To sum up: Vekselberg was allegedly bankrolling the promotion of a plan that involved lifting RU sanctions. Michael Cohen met w/Vekselberg, delivered the plan to Flynn (though he now denies it), started getting paid by Vekselberg’s US fund soon thereafter. https://t.co/1UC08lljVU
Schiff writes to Nunes and asks him to share witness transcripts to Mueller’s team, suggesting that “certain witnesses” may have lied to the House committee and may have to face perjury charges pic.twitter.com/3bSCkEloGM
Another week without poop walks…Trump getting more deranged by the day…Imposing tariffs on our ex-allies which in turn is going to make prices of everything go up. Sure seems like the Repukes want to see the prices go up until only the rich can afford anything. Gasoline has gone up here almost $1/gal in the last 3 or 4 months and is hovering around $3.00/gal…Food prices are rising to the point where all we’ll be able to afford is Ramen at the rate Trump is going. Higher fuel prices is going to mean trucking company prices are going to go up which will in turn mean all consumer prices will rise…
We really need to see Bobby get down and dirty with the mobsters and start either poop walking the assholes or leaking strategic info to make Trump and his cabal make some big mistakes so more people see what is happening.
Until the polls open in November we are going to see some bleak times unless we see some movement against Trump…Until then it’s imperative we get out the vote and make sure people with us VOTE.
Updated story: Trudeau government to hit back against Trump steel and aluminum tariffs with billions in tariffs on U.S. products: https://t.co/wMzD7rIdat
I really don't fucking care what Roseanne said *or* what Sam Bee said at this point. I care that the Prime Minister of Canada is very politely urging us to get our shit together before the world breaks and that the press is (mostly) acting like that's all just another day's work.
159 Canadian Forces personnel have been killed in action in Afghanistan fighting side by side with Americans after our country was attacked on 9/11. That Trump would say CANADA is a security threat to America is as loathsome as it is stupid. Trump is doing tremendous damage
“Hey Dirty Donald, Tricky Dick Nixon, here. The dark one likes the cut of your jib. Taking people’s children away at the border really made an impression. Ailes and I can’t wait to see ya!” pic.twitter.com/BZ2q9g0i26
I understood 25 years ago that the conservatives in the country we’re out of their fucking minds with their rhetoric but whoever would have thought it could have gotten to where we are now. I think part of why we ignored their bullshit was becasue Bubba had the country running like a well oiled machine and everyone prospered.
Life was great and then 9/11 happened and changed the whole worldview. It allowed the Republicans to start ranting and raving and do their sword rattling. Then in 2008 Sarah Palin crawled out from under a rock to spearhead with her rhetoric what we are seeing now.
The racism and utter lack of compassion for anyone other than the ultra-conservatives in the country has been an in your face assault on democracy and our way of life. They found the perfect vehicle in Trump, they thought, but never realized he had plans of his own to become a despot. The few sane Republicans have woken up to what is happening while the Trump sycophants have sold their souls.
We will have to GOTV and show up in record numbers in November to right the wrongs we are living through. While I believe Bob Mueller will eventually bring down Trump and his traitorous cabal it is paramount that we as Democrats and sane citizens put a halt to their tearing down the norms by voting them all out in November.
Hell has officially frozen over…Wonder what Ryan and the rest will say to this?
If you don't think this is a big deal, it is. McConnell is clearly admitting there's ZERO foul play here and Mueller should be supported. That's big, especially considering how cowardly McConnell has been in regardes to standing up to Trump. https://t.co/55qqcMnDK7
I know Bobby is being very meticulous in his investigation but it sure would be nice to get a perp walk every once in a while. So many perps to choose from, from Trump to his mob and lawyers to everyone in his administration to most Republicans, the evilgilicals, Russians, Qatarians, Arabs, Syrians, Bernie, his family and his Bozobots…The number of perps is unlimited, reaching into the thousands. You’d think for the well being of the worlds psyche Bobby could perp walk 2 a week for years and still have Trump and the biggies for a grand finale after getting all the info he would need…. Just a thought…but a damn good one… :)
Kinda nice seeing a Republican saying this…
Pence wants Mueller to “wrap it up” before the investigation gets to him. Not happening. Pence is worried about something? There will be a lot more for him to worry about when the House and Senate convene in January. https://t.co/rbBn0E0nzF via @usatoday
Trump is the nation's Number One Gang Banger – with his #NRA Crew – responsible for far more death and destruction than any pissant group of street thugs. Funny how he never talks about the Aryan Brotherhood – oh…I forgot …they be white thugs. https://t.co/Jw7Q30KSoc
"Mueller is doing an astonishing job … I do think it will come to a head & I don't think any of us knows exactly what will emerge but I think the whole package is … likely to look like a kleptocracy on steroids" – @tribelaw w/ @NicolleDWallacepic.twitter.com/GDEZdi2CQO
"the goalposts have moved on Collusion. A year ago it was 'we know nothing about the Russians. No contacts'. Then the Don Jr. meeting comes out .. the George Papadopoulos stuff … they certainly were collusion curious" – @nytmike w/ @NicolleDWallacepic.twitter.com/KBkcg88lv5
"The former son-in-law of Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, has cut a plea deal with the Justice Department that requires him to cooperate with other criminal probes…"https://t.co/3RDUt8XLGk
"I don't mean to be dramatic about it but if we're going to survive as a constitutional republic then it has to be the case that the President of the United States cannot pardon people who could provide testimony him personally" – @JoyceWhiteVance w/ @NicolleDWallacepic.twitter.com/gemjazIulV
Even if this new Kushner deal isn't a case of bribery and quid pro quo, the problem is that it certainly looks like it is. And while that appearance may keep you from getting a security clearance, it apparently doesn't cost you your White House job, or your family getting paid. pic.twitter.com/tb1uZjFRdV