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
I’m pissed off so I’ve got very little of anything constructive to say and since every other word would be fuck or something similar I’ll refrain from venting this morning…
THEY DID IT!!! The South Carolina legislature adjourned a two-year session without passing one @NRA-supported gun bill, thanks to opposition from @MomsDemand volunteers who held a statehouse advocacy day; testified at hearings; and flooded lawmakers with calls and emails. https://t.co/O1Ybdho6Ll
"As a federally elected official, @SpeakerRyan is not permitted to solicit seven-figure political donations." Yet he did it anyway, sort of, in a secret meeting that's since become public knowledge. #Corruption run amok. https://t.co/l0tq7LFz7M
Stay with me here but I have the sneaking suspicion, based on the last two yrs of zero meaningful consequences for him, that the result of Trump’s personal lawyer receiving millions of dollars worth of “consulting fees” (obvs not on *behalf* of POTUS?!) will be jack-diddly-all.
Talk about cherry picking a poll. Since registered Republicans are only 23% of the population, this means only 14% of the population. AND, per this same poll, 31% of 2016 Trump voters think he should NOT fire Mueller. Only 19% of the population thinks he SHOULD fire Mueller. https://t.co/Wtxwus7rSm
This puts a smile on my face even though it’s missing about 50 deplorables….Can’t happen soon enough.
For Sher!!! To cut a long story short I’ve had another mama cat come up on the porch and since I’m such a pushover I started feeding her. She went into labor late Monday afternoon and here is the result…4 beautiful kittehs and all seem to be doing great.
You don’t say…It’s been obvious for as long as she’s been there.
Hey Rudy, keep talking, you’re doing such a good job and Avenatti is taking you to the cleaners.
#Giuliani says “stormy daniel’s lawyer is an ambulance chaser” Avenatti says back, “I’m chasing only one ambulance driven by Giuliani trying to save this presidency that is already D.O.A.” Oh shit! He pwned Giuliani big time!
So, the Justice Department and the FBI have come to suspect that some members of Congress are trying to obtain information about Mueller's investigation to try to tip off the president. pic.twitter.com/xOVLcAGQgV
New York State expanded #TakeOurChildrenToWorkDay today with a great initiative for foster kids. It’s a chance to let their imaginations run wild w/ possibilities & see some of New York State’s great companies. I hope we'll see this elsewhere in NY & across the US. #seeitbeithttps://t.co/yPwp6e8RUO
Trump’s insane explosion of lying verbal diarrhea is beginning to erode the GOP tribal edifice. The 14-7 bipartisan Judiciary Committee vote to protect Mueller is the first indication that they notice the President lacks even an empty suit.
Most interesting fact from today’s hearing IMO – FBI imaged 16 (by my count) cell phones and blackberries seized in MC raids. Usually not a good sign when the target appears to have saved old phones and there are that many phones recovered. BIGLY bad…for many. #basta
I’ve mentioned my belief, and so have you all for that matter, about the role the xtian fundies have played in bringing Trumpism to life. Their mantra hasn’t really been that different for over a century now.
The rise of Fundamentalism began as a reaction to liberal and progressive views held by Americans in the mid-19th century. One view they reject, held by scholars who employ the methods of biblical criticism¹, is that the first five books of the Bible (Pentateuch) were not composed by Moses.
In addition, the influx of non-Protestant immigrants at the turn of the 19th century alarmed conservative Christian ministers. In the midst of accelerated fragmentation of Christian denominations and attempts to bring “modernism” into American churches and seminaries, Fundamentalists rushed in to combat the swing of the pendulum toward liberalism.
Strong advocates of separatism, modern Fundamentalists are staunchly opposed to communism, while many are also opposed to the United Nations and ecumenical activities, especially by the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches. They are not in favor of working with those of different opinions and beliefs. At the extreme, some hold a theory of international conspiracy in which the world is moving toward a one-world government system that will be led by the “Antichrist.”
Some Fundamentalists advocate a more stringent code of ethics that prohibits even modest consumption of alcohol, dancing, mixed bathing, gambling or such secular cultural activities as watching movies or listening to rock `n roll music. Included in that code is a more conservative dress code that prohibits women from wearing pants and men from having long hair.
This is where the greedy money hungry bastards saw an opening to use xtian fundies as a foil for their dreams of political domination.
Fundamentalism experienced a re-emergence in popularity during the 1970s and ‘80s. The Christian right wing — comprising segments of conservatism, classical liberalism, and those directly opposite of left-wing politics — gave birth to such organizations as the Moral Majority and others.
In 1979, four writers from The Christian Voice left over issues regarding who should control that publication. Then they recruited televangelist Jerry Falwell and founded the Moral Majority. Promulgating a return to traditional values — specifically Christian values — the Moral Majority became the largest conservative lobbying group in the United States. They also stood for the preservation of individual and corporate rights through constraints on a strong central government, and lobbied both Republicans and Democrats to:
suppress homosexual rights,
endorse its vision of family life, and
censor media firms that promote what they call an “anti-family” agenda.
Also in 1979, Fundamentalists in the U.S., including the Moral Majority, became strong supporters of Israel, regarding the Jews as important in the fulfillment of their vision of Armageddon, the biblical place where the final battle will be waged between the forces of good and evil.
The Moral Majority was dissolved in 1989 following an exposé written by Memphis reporter Mike Clark, that resulted in suspicion of unethical involvement between the group and the Republican Party. Jerry Falwell, deemed the father of the modern “religious right” movement, organized the Moral Majority Coalition in 2004 and agreed to lead the organization for four years. Dubbed the “21st century resurrection of the Moral Majority” by Falwell, that organization took credit for returning George W. Bush to the presidency and saw the election of many pro-life proponents to national political office.
Perceived by many as fanatical, Fundamentalists failed to garner enough support to fully accomplish its agenda of a return to time-honored values. In order to survive, the movement faces a dilemma between obtaining broader support by moving toward a more moderate viewpoint, and facing the almost certain possibility of losing many conservative backers in the process.
I find Fundamentalists as the antithesis to liberalism and the opposite of moving forward and to get back to where we need to be it’s going to take Christians with common sense to win this fight against the hard movement right. While I have nothing against anyone, Christians included, doing what they believe in, when they try and impose their ideas on others is when I draw the line.
Fucking Rudy is back…These fools, Bernie included, can’t stand to keep their faces out of the limelight.
2/ Understand what this allows Trump to do (or what he *thinks* it does): allows him to discuss the Russia case and the pre-election Clinton email hoaxes with Giuliani, synch up his testimony, then ensure Giuliani can't discuss those conversations with Mueller.
The grifting is unbelievable with these assholes…They just seem to stop themselves…When is enough money enough??????
GOP donor Elliott Broidy pushed for Trump to golf with the Malaysian PM (who’s under investigation by U.S. prosecutors for embezzlement) who had authority over negotiations for a lucrative Malaysian contract with Broidy’s private defense biz, NYT reports. https://t.co/tapNFkV3Vp
1/ Ignore all the naysayers and prognosticators (mostly entitled white dudes). There is nothing wrong with the Democratic party that cannot be fixed by electing democrats. And we are already doing just that https://t.co/JH0Y3GNgWe
— David D'Ag white male opressed by bravenak (@jackjonesbabe) April 19, 2018