This is going to be a brief one…good old lackadaisical Thanksgiving…Forgot yesterday was Thursday ..oops :)
Well it looks like bobby-three-sticks didn’t hear our call for action for any perp walks Wednesday. I’m gonna let him get away with it since we’ve come to find out Flynn is distancing himself from Thing meaning that he’s selling Thing down the river with no boat. Hopefully we’ll see some movement towards arrests this coming week.
If you're dead to rights, flipping on others and cooperating with the prosecution is the only sane and rational move. Also, prosecutors accept cooperation only if you can provide "substantial assistance." Higher up in the food chain. Stay tuned… https://t.co/ZtAxKGx8Wi
.@realDonaldTrump – you should be thankful for the work others did before you, otherwise, you'd have gone bald by now: zero bills passed, russian affairs, nepotism, anticlimate, lowest approval ever and constant threat to world peace. https://t.co/8l0IZMdwo7
I regret to say that this will be the last diary in this form. The immediate reason for this is that I have other engagements on the next two Saturdays which will preclude my being able to do diaries, but above that is the fact that compiling these has stopped being fun and become a chore.
Just as in the UK, 2017 has been a year of governmental non-achievement. The incompetent bunch of crooks, ideologues and nitwits who occupy the nation’s highest offices huff and puff but all they’ve actually managed to do to the law is cancel some regulations which threaten the pecuniary interests of some of their donors. While this is perhaps a relief given what they would like to have done if they could muster the votes, it doesn’t make for riveting pundit commentary.
Life is a hard as hell at all times but especially what we’ve had to endure the last 18 months and more to the point the last 12. I thought I was going to write some long spiel for this edition of TGIF, about Al Franken, and what this all means in the bigger picture but I just don’t have it in me right now…It all depressing as hell what we have to go through from one day to the next anymore so I’m just gonna put a few tweets up and let things progress as usual.
Puerto Rico, 1900
Philadelphia North American, Rep. : The present condition of Puerto Rico would have been absolutely incredible and inconceivable to Americans of two years ago. We thought we knew our own hearts, and we should have said with entire confidence that wherever our flag went it would go as a messenger of benediction. Has a year and a half of empire stripped us of all the fine feelings of humanity with which we went into war for Cuban liberty, and turned us into a race of mercenary oppressors?
Ex-Attorney-General Smith, of Indiana
“It is conceded that Puerto Rico constitutes part of the territory of the United States and that our title to it was acquired under the treaty making power of the constitution ; and it follows, therefore, that the moment the title passed from Spain to the United States the constitution extended itself over every part of the island. Any attempt by congress to segregate the constitution and extend a part of its provisions to our island possessions is a violation of the letter and spirit of that instrument, amounting almost, if not quite, to an overt act of treason. We took these people from choice, not compulsion, and by that act we extended to them the protection of our constitution. If we have made a mistake in adding this territory to our country it is not too late to correct it. “
Another week of the fast and furious news cycle we seem to be caught in lately. Funny how becasue of Thing and his minions all the deplorables are coming out of the woodwork left and right. From adulterers to rapists to child molesters to outright criminals all being outed as what and who they are…Deplorable assholes.
Seems fitting that most if not all are Conservatives and getting what is coming to them. The morons speaking for them like this asshole are beyond anything I can make sense of…
Wow. This defense of Roy Moore from AL state Auditor Jim Ziegler:
"Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.”https://t.co/IhaWiCEFmq
The evangelical non christian right are showing their true colors in amazing and truly frightening ways and these are the people that want us to bow down to their way of thinking…Sorry, assholes, it ain’t happening, ever.
Maybe this is something that is good in all this mess…The worthless bastards are getting outed and we can bury them and be done with it. Not what anyone wanted to go through but it didn’t seem like it was going to happen until Trump. So thank you Thing for driving the deplorable people out of the woodwork out in to the light so we can get rid of them, including yourself.
I don’t think I would be saying this before Tuesday and our glorious trouncing that we administered on the Republicans and no Bernie, you didn’t have anything to do with it.
All of what happened Tuesday and with all of the deplorables looking at public shaming for their actions I’m looking at 2018 as a banner year for us. I can see the House and the Senate turning blue and putting a stop to any further damage and allowing us to retake the WH in 2020 and start to fix what the Republicans have fucked up once again.
I honestly did not think that any “conservatives” would stoop so low as to defend a pedophile. Wrong. There is no limit to how far they will go to win elections, no line they will not cross, no norms they will not transgress. There is a sickness in the land.
Via @daveweigel, a startling expose of the Sanders plan to co-opt the Democratic Party nomination process. Folks, it's time to mobilize. Wrapped in velvet glove, this is cold-blooded voter suppression plan worthy of Scott Walker. pic.twitter.com/ujNt0Gkbia
Legally, treason is aiding & abetting a declared enemy of the United States. We have not declared war against Russia, so Conspiracy to Commit Espionage is the appropriate legal terminology. Still a capital crime. Rosenberg's were executed for those crimes.
As for what the fuck just happened on Monday, November 6th, something bad. Something unconscionable. Something evil. If every act of kindness is an act of #Resistance, then every act of cruelty helps the Republican agenda.
Unfortunately my MIL is still in the hospital in ICU and I have run out of time, energy and positive intent to meet all my obligations, so I am surrendering my Wednesday posting slot to whomever may wish to pick it up. If I may, I will support the community as best I can with recs and the occasional comment but for now that will likely be in thought and spirit rather than in text and pixels.
I haven’t come empty handed though. These are lyrics to a song I wrote in 1991, when I was one third of an all female rock band. Perhaps there will be something somewhere in it for you.
Cat and other memes will, of course, precede, and follow.
Rant time…Got to get this shit out of my system…I’m angry becasue of the asswipe we have in the WH…angry because of the dipshit Republicans that are doing nothing but having a circle jerk and letting the already mentioned asswipe ruin our way of life…angry at the MSM for normalizing the asswipe…we used to be able to depend on some of the media but it doesn’t seem as if that’s true anymore. Even reliable liberal media, not all, is untrustworthy from day to day.
I’ve been nice so far because Miss Hillary has been in my lap with her motor running…She got up and left…all semblance of nice has disappeared. :)
But most of all I am angry about the lack of anything resembling brains in the people that are supposed to be progressing our liberal agenda. Tom Perez has been a complete failure…what the fuck Ellison is doing is anyone’s guess since I haven’t heard him mentioned once since taking his position…The DNC might as well close shop becasue they have lost the base and with the lack of leadership won’t be getting the base back anytime soon…Donna Brazile can fuck off…Liz can fuck off…Bernie can fuck off and die and take all his rats with him. Any Democrat that demonizes Hillary or the base can fuck off including our estranged Uncle Joe. I’m too pissed off to pick out any more right now but they know who they are and will not be getting anything but ridicule moving forward.
Right now our aim should be to support Bob Mueller and his quest to tie all the motherfuckers up into knots and deliver them to jail. Our aim should be to support Democratic candidates running in their quest for office.
Thanks for the togetherness we’ve formed for the last year…I don’t believe I would have lasted the last year without you all…
It's simpler then that. Independent Socialist Bernie Sanders lost because he's a Independent Socialist not a Democrat. That's it that's all
Donna Brazile is lying about numerous aspects of the Democratic primary race, to try to make herself relevant to Bernie Sanders fans. Now Elizabeth Warren has fallen for Brazile's lies. What a shit show. All because Bernie & his fans can't handle that he lost by MILLIONS of votes