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.
Remember the 50’s spaghetti western, Trackdown? Betcha don’t recall the episode about the con-man named . . . TRUMP. No kidding. He’s the only one with the mystical power and knowledge to prevent the fiery end-of-days scenario impending.
And, the greasy snakeoil fraud purveyor knows the answer.
You’re not going to believe it. He’s going to show them how to build a wall to save them from Armageddon.
His name is Trump. He’s a fraud-monster snake oil salesman. He’s promising naive “sheeple” yokels he’ll help them build a wall. And, he’ll sue you if you get lippy. Ladies and gentlemen, we have a Hollywood Nostradamus that predicted orange Hitler almost 70 years ago.
If only we had been listening. Tune in for the dumpster fire episode:
Orange Hitler had his first press conference today since July. You know, after spending SEVEN months confident his bullying Hillary Clinton for not having them for too long, herself (remember, she was a media magnet, unlike “gas the evil press” Fascist clown.
Well, in his press conference, he again attacked the press for releasing reports of accusations that Trump is pretty much owned like a sex slave by his Russian handlers. USINTEL put the report together and declassified. Trump has responded violently and vindictively. The old bigot is just bound and determined to start a war he can’t win. Playing with tigers can get your head bit clean off.
This video shows D-bag Donald’s press conference meltdown with a regular dose of his sad denial and a shot of dumb. Followed by CNN setting a record straight like, um, media tends to do.
Trump, you’re in over your bloated head.
Orange Hitler is a 3rd rate, 4th class d-bag fraud and a compulsive serial LIAR. But, he’s really good at impressions. He impersonates a projectile crapping monkey with his Twitter coke-binges.
At orange Hitler’s Big Boy Pants Tweet Time, I’m going to give proper attention to the vomit he speaks in to illustrate just how much of a human piece of garbage he is. Please enjoy Season 1 Episode 1.
What frustrated Obama and his staff was the knowledge that, in large measure, [liberals] were reaching their own people but no further. They spoke to the networks and the major cable outlets, the major papers and the mainstream Web sites, and, in an attempt to find people “where they are,” forums such as Bill Maher’s and Samantha Bee’s late-night cable shows. But they would never reach the collective readerships of [the low-info propaganda hive of the Right Wing echo chamber].
A Must-Read confessional by President Barack Obama in the New Yorker. It discusses his confidence — or lack thereof — in what just landed in front of us all. His fear for what-may-come,is tempered with his belief in how we’ll overcome orange mini-Hitler’s tyranny.
A sea-change happened in social norms that the world was not ready for.
“Until recently, religious institutions, academia, and media set out the parameters of acceptable discourse, and it ranged from the unthinkable to the radical to the acceptable to policy. The continuum has changed. Had Donald Trump said the things he said during the campaign eight years ago—about banning Muslims, about Mexicans, about the disabled, about women—his Republican opponents, faith leaders, academia would have denounced him and there would be no way around those voices. Now, through Facebook and Twitter, you can get around them. There is social permission for this kind of discourse. Plus, through the same social media, you can find people who agree with you, who validate these thoughts and opinions. This creates a whole new permission structure, a sense of social affirmation for what was once thought unthinkable. This is a foundational change.” ~David Simas, Obama’s political director.
Here’s a video of Obama’s farewell speech tonight, via PBS NewsHour.
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I recently read an observation that if you think about it, it’s never the bad guys who get assassinated. Just the good guys like MLK, RFK, Lincoln, and JFK.
Kind of problematic for a couple reasons.
- Saddam Hussein, Hitler, and on and on. The bad guys always get it. And,
- Most importantly, below:
Good guys are not supported by those who would tolerate their leader assassinating people at all.
For real, though. It just is what is that the ones assassinating become bad guys by default, despite high intentions. Yin and yang are forever in an ever-stabilizing death spiral like that. An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
Keep the faith. That has so many meanings, now. We’re going to need all of them to avoid drowning in this orange pig sty we invited ourselves into.