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Crazy Day

I have another day of training. It’s all day. The news yesterday was riveting but I’m going to miss a lot of it today so keep me posted.

I sense some kind of convergence going on beneath the surface. It’s not the “deep state”, whatever that is. If it’s the justice department along with the CIA and NSA, I just want to remind people like Niles, that the Clintons were frequently pulled in by the FBI over what are parking tickets in comparison. And they turned stuff over and let the feds riffle through their panty drawers and cooperated fully and were found not to have done anything criminal. Nobody in their administration or on their campaigns was ever indicted or convicted of anything. Ok, Bill got convicted of telling a fib to the FBI and got a slap on the wrist. So, you know, we’ve seen 20+ years of the “deep state” go f%^*ing nuts on the Clintons and except for Ken Starr and Jim Comey, who loved the limelight, it was tough but fair.

The thing about the Clintons is they had a LOT of friends and they had plans for what they were going to do after politics, that is, use the Clinton foundation to fund AIDS efforts in Africa, help with earthquake relief in Haiti etc.

What Trump has is a lot of former associates who have been burned, subcontractors who weren’t paid, creditors that got stiffed during bankruptcy, lawyers who were supposed to get their compensation from basking in his radiance, porn stars who were threatened, playmates who were threatened, any woman he ever groped who was threatened with lawsuits.

Then there is the majority of this country whose sentiments range from visceral disgust to white hot anger on any given day.

There are NATO countries that are worried they’ll have to fend for themselves. Western Europe that is under siege from Putin funded right wing and fascist candidates. China. Puerto Rico. Syria.

The man has incensed the world.

He’s not a nice guy. He’s not a smart guy. And if he doesn’t get us all killed, he’s definitely going to ruin our quality of life.

Very few people like him. They’re descendants of the very few people who liked Nixon.

I think various factions are getting together, comparing notes and identifying weak spots. They’re playing chess now. Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel’s lawyer seems particularly adept at this. And what he’s doing is showing Robert Mueller Trump’s soft underbelly.

This isn’t a witch hunt. This is a bait ball frenzy.

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Podcast du Jour:

FiveThirtyEight’s Emergency Podcast from yesterday where they discuss the FBI and Michael Cohen and what it means. Micah Says it will take at least 90 minutes for Trump to fire Mueller. Bets are placed. Hilarity ensues. Ok, not really, but it’s a good podcast so check it out.

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This summary by Preet Barhara should be self-evident but sadly isn’t:

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22 Responses

  1. Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel’s lawyer seems particularly adept at this. And what he’s doing is showing Robert Mueller Trump’s soft underbelly.

    This is a great point. I don’t know if Avenatti planned it that way but his persistence in keeping the issue alive and then prodding Cohen to make many unforced errors certainly led to what transpired yesterday or at least prepared the public and took the wind out of trump’s propaganda if Mueller had done this out of the blue.

  2. I just checked the latest poll, and Trump is still at 100% approval at my house.

  3. Zuck has peoples’ secret. Will that deter people? May be. So we just have to elect people who are not afraid of what is in their FB or who didn’t give a damn about it in the first place. Works for me.

  4. This is who she is. Class act!

    • And she’s the kind of person who will give it freely and expect him to do it right. Maybe she’s a little icy to him and dope slaps him a couple of times. But in general, she does what’s best for the country even if it’s not so good for her.

      • Senator Dale Bumpers was correct: both Bill and Hillary Clinton have always been and will always be patriots.

        • Both are so misunderstood by ordinary people who can’t think for themselves and maligned by opponents for their success/competence/compassion/….all their life. It is a fucking shame!

  5. Read the thread.

  6. I agree. Media and others should start talking/asking about this. It is not a question of if, we are way past that but a question of when.

    • The look on Sanders’ face says it all. Her answer:

      “No, and I think that’s an absolutely ridiculous question. Next question.”

  7. There are no words . . .

  8. Ha! in a nutshell…

    • He was sitting on a booster seat er.. cushion during the hearing!

    • Well, a fascist administration, anyway.

      Thank the Ascended Madoka, it’s an inept fascist administration. If Cheeto Benito were as smart as his master, Tsar Vladimir…

  9. The country is fully engaged in this. Only a minority is not seeing what is happening or what happened.

  10. Who gave this guy all those billions…

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