Packistan Taliban WP

On CNN a little bit ago, one of the hourly newscasters relayed a story of three Pakistan-Americans who were VERY supportive of Trump’s Muslim travel ban.

“America needs to concern itself with protecting itself over anything else, and we strongly support that.  To do anything else is a fool’s game,” one of them said.

The reporter reminded them that Pakistan has exported multiple terrorists to the World for jihad, and that Osama Bin Laden took refuge there and was captured in Pakistan.  She reminded them that Bin Laden was protected and given refuge by the Pakistani government.

They became silent.

The reporter then asked them if Pakistan should be added to the travel ban list and if they would support *that.*  They were silent for ten seconds before finally answering:


Follow the money.  Does Trump have plans for a Trump Towers Hotel-Islamabad?  Of course he does.

Trump Towers Islamabad WP

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GOP 2.0

Republican 2 pt 0 WP

We have been concerned for so long with the tea-drunken idiots and christo-fascists on the fringe of the Republican Party that we’ve lost sight of the darkness at the heart of the GOP that fuel all of its legislative darkness: it’s Libertarian trunk.

The Grover Norquist “let’s shrink the Government to the size we can drown it in the bathtub” wing that takes care of the right’s business while the idiots are making “I can see Russia from my porch” bellowing flash from FOX News through to MSNBC. While we’re played like cheap, predictable fiddles, people like Wayne Allyn Root here (WIKI), who was on the Libertarian ticket for President in 2016, are loudly filling the craters being left by Republican pawns falling to their own rooks in a true-life coup shelling of the American government.

This guy, Root, is just the archetype of the kind of noxious Libertarian politician that is cozying up to Donald Trump as he champions the ghost of the Titanic. This breed of mutt takes its love of the Tyrant that completes them to some very strange levels. Root, here, was recorded fantasizing about making passionate love to the Donald every day. No kidding, as Right Wing Watch captured (AUDIO).

The Libertarian takeover of the GOP may not be a realization of a Gay Nazi cult, but do NOT take your eyes off of of their sexcapade. This set of people are monsters amongst a basket of monsters you already know. Paul Ryan may be leading the heartless legislative charge to rip away healthcare, but it is the Libertarian domination of Trump’s inner Reich circles (Bannon, etc) who are the real masters of the big top shit-show that is framing our new now and our frightened, unsure futures.

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And, So it Begins

Trump Peasants

You thought it was bad just because he is now beholden to a Russian dictator.

Well, that. But, the Republican party is made up of very twisted, selfish, greedy, soulless dirtbags. The Kremlin may be managing our wars and trade route viability and all that off-border big boy pants business, but, back here at home the Republican Congress — House and Senate — have christened their crazy ideological War on America.

Buh Bye, Affordable Care Act. pro-ACA Protest WP

They just released their playbook to rip away the Affordable Care Act. This amounts to genocide. It’s as poorly-thought out and cruel act of hate and willful, ideological ignorance as you would have expected.


Let the Rich Have Your Money and Leave Them BehindPro-Public Education Rally WP

They have introduced legislation to rip most of the money from the operational budget of our public education to be used for a voucher program supporting private charter schools. Like the snake oil ones run by Betsy Devos, the person who is supposed to be in charge of protecting our public education system.


Eff Off, WorldPro-Islam Protesters WP

Trump just signed a new Muslim ban designed to loophole around the Judicial branch that dared get in his way.


Friends Without Benefits

pro-union rally WP

Republicans hate unions. The idea of peasants standing together to demand bosses treat them like human beings is somehow brotherhood they understand. Cowering to masters and begging for crumbs. With HR 785, the Orwellian-named national “Right to Work” Act basically outlaws collective bargaining.


Peasants, Cower in Your Filth

pro-EPA rally

It should surprise no one that after electing a climate-change and general science denier as President that he would “deconstruct” America by appointing someone to head the Environmental Protection Agency whose life-mission is to destroy it. Because the constituents Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt cared about demand corporations poison them, all he knows is to undo the entire EPA he heads.

Congress just did him a solid. With HR 861, the Terminate The Environmental Protection Agency Bill,” It’s just gone. All regulations stopping business from poisoning us or corporations from poisoning our food for short-term profit.


And, with HR 69, the “Congressional Review Act, this dream is realized. All of the Regulations President Obama made are stripped into the void and no similar regulation protecting the environment shall be made in the future. .


No Sanctuary From the Storm

pro-sanctuary cities WP

Cities sometimes choose to NOT pay for the Federal government’s programs. ICE has a budget to mount undocumented immigrant raids. Some cities choose not to be defacto ICE outlet mall security. Doing so stops immigrants from helping police. Who would ever report and bear witness to a crime when doing so might get you tossed over a border wall, stripped from your family and home? Trump’s Congressional minions are passing laws punishing so called sanctuary cities.

Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Lou Barletta has already done his part for the Reich, introducing HR 83, known as the “Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Act. Under it, if you don’t suit up for Trump to play the “deportation force game” by withholding funds for Universities . For anything regularly funded by our federal government.


Republican War on Women

Pro-Planned Parenthood WP .

Paul Ryan kept his sick promise to rip healthcare from women by de-funding the Planned Parenthood organization that provides cancer screenings and countless other health services for women who have no other access to it. All because the organization provides the service of safe abortions. Forget that Planned Parenthood doesn’t spend a cent of Federal funding to provide the service. Paul Ryan and the Misogynist Republican Party don’t care about the well-being of women. They prove it with HR 354, the “Defund Planned Parenthood Act.”


Roe Gotta Go, Yo

Pro-Roe Rally WP

While they’re on Defunding Planned Parenthood over abortions, it just wasn’t enough for them. The Trump-drunk misogynist Republican Party is going whole-hog and is actually banning abortions outright by criminalizing the surgical procedure with HR 147, the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act. ”


It is a full-time job keeping track of the fringe Right Wing Republican Party’s Trump-inspired destruction, privatization, and sale of the United States for scrap. We know that the flood of legislation begins in the offices of Trump’s PR distribution cabinet chiefs. From the baby-hands executive office bowels, the bills are then re-introduced to the House to be forced through a well-greased-up Republican majority House on the way to a Republican Senate and into the loving arms of a psychopath with a pen.

Keep your eye on what Paul Ryan is doing on his embarrassingly obvious march down the path to our impending doom. It’s hard to see past the never-ending illegal acts and lies out of the mouth of King Dumbass, but you have to try. Focus. Resist and Persist.


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If you live in:

Nevada or

Please call your Senator! We are one vote away from keeping Betsy Devos (Washington Post) away from decimating the Department of Education by putting her in the role as its Secretary.

Numbers below.

Pat Toomey

Scranton office (570) 941-3540
Allentown (610) 434-1444
Philadelphia (215) 241-1090
Erie (814) 453-3010
Pittsburgh (412) 803-3501
Harrisburg (717) 782-3951
Johnstown (814) 266-5970
Washington (202) 224-4254

Rob Portman:

DC 202-224-3353
Columbus 614-469-6774
Cincinnati 513-684-3265
Cleveland 216-522-7095
Toledo 419-259-3895

Dean Heller

Los Vegas 702-388-6605
Reno 775-686-5770
DC 202-224-6244

Jeff Flake

DC 202-224-4521
Phoenix 602-840-1891
Tucson 520-575-8633

If you live in any of these states, please call these Senators. Tell them your name and address and say

“I am calling to ask Senator ___ to vote no on Betsy Devos”

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The House Leadership Meltdown

You saw Rep. Waters lose her bouncy blue marbles coming out of the closed-door intelligence briefing.

They were all excited going in, thinking they would get answers and be allowed to dress James Comey down. That was the carrot. The briefing was deemed “confidential,” so it had the air of being easy going, but stern. It wasn’t labeled anything that would require overly-restrictive clearance granted for them to just hear it.

And, they get to beat a Comey pinata (New York Times).

Well, Comey gave the performance that everyone thought he would. Some information running parallel to what the reps learned in their briefing came blew up wide (Independent). And, they all get to STFU as a reward for their participation, because the information shared is “confidential.” Not Classified. No top secret or Eyes Only stuff. But, the people who most want to share this information with expectant baby birdie constituents who DESERVE to know cannot, lest the reps there face espionage charges of their own.

If I was Ms. Waters, I’d be steamed too.


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The Little Things


I don’t use my email accounts nearly as much as I used to. The parsley of communication now filters through social media accounts. When I log in for business and the more formal stuff, there tends to pile up the more SPAMMISH letters. Annoying, sure you can relate.

Here in the WordPress journal-o-sphere, something like that happens. And, doesn’t. Let me explain:

SPAMMERS (a lot of them in Russia, BTW) cater to peoples’ egos, sending out mass compliment campaign letters. They are like a virus. People initiate communication with really bad wolves in sheeps’ clothing. They end up inviting vampires in their homes. Give up personal information and put the Journal author in real jeopardy. Financially and personally. These SPAMMERS are HACKERS and they know how to manipulate you.

Fortunately, a company called Akismet is contracted by WordPress to filter out these SPAMMERS comments before you ever see them, rendering them harmless. I just logged into the “dashboard” and saw the crazy number of SPAM messages they filtered out:


This stuff is meta. Kind of. It’s a look under the Magnana Mouse hood, but it’s also a look at some of those cyber-defenses to the types of Russian hacking scumbags who attack US business, political system, and citizenry.

From Akismet’s website about what they do:

“Akismet is an advanced hosted anti-spam service aimed at thwarting the underbelly of the web. It efficiently processes and analyzes masses of data from millions of sites and communities in real time. To fight the latest and dirtiest tactics embraced by the world’s most proficient spammers, it learns and evolves every single second of every single day. Because you have better things to do.”

Disclaimer: no one writing or researching at Magnana Mouse works in any way for Akismet.

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