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(David Bythewood) #300

Trump is proposing to cut $8.5B from the Education Dept, seeking to eliminate after-school programs, teacher training & grants for other school needs while creating a $5B program to help children attend private schools, further enriching their owners.

For Trump, Instinct After Florida Killings Is Simple: Protect Saudis

Before issuing his own condolences, the president channeled the Saudi king’s, and avoided any discussion of the hard questions about why the U.S. is training Saudi officers.


#301

Unfortunate set of circumstances which all stems from power adheres to power, money wants more money and there is no guilt in our world view. Just mercenary territory.


#302

Misinformation campaign…and with one of the more deplorables Ted Cruz

and a moment when saner minds prevail, albeit the former campaign manager for Obama.


(David Bythewood) #303

This site advocates ways to combat misogyny and sexual harrassment among teens and young adults.

For Families: 6 Tips for Reducing and Preventing Misogyny and Sexual Harassment Among Teens and Young Adults


#304

#305

And this is the same guy who’s trying to convince us he didn’t extort Ukraine. He sure acts like an extortionist.

And on top of that he’s being called out for the anti-Semitic tenor of his remarks.


👑 Portrait of a President
(David Bythewood) #306

More on this:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/09/trumps-anti-semitic-attacks-american-jews-keep-coming/

And in other news:

Pentagon Concerned Russia Cultivating Sympathy Among US Troops



(David Bythewood) #307

Here is Trump again stating he has no intention of leaving office ever.

This is Trump the troll again. He openly admits it. But it’s not actually a joke with him. He really would love to be president for life. Like Xi Jinping. Remember that.

Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday



The last time Lavrov was here for an official visit Trump shared top secret info with him in the Oval Office, banned American press but allowed Russian press, and bragged about firing James Comey.


#308

Here’s the spot where Democratic rules are skittering towards autocratic rule…because Mike Huckabee (insert GOP enabler name here) says so.


#309

and Mitch’s thoughts on Merrick Garland…OM*G


#310

No you can not make this up…Rudy is digging for dirt.

A sign of a good lawyer is someone who could if they wanted to argue both sides. Rudy’s skill is to gather (alleged) facts to bolster only the President, screw Joe Biden and have the last laugh…and basically skew his arguments with purloined/created facts.

Interesting what kind of fire-breathing alleged ‘facts’ he can come up with. The hubis is off the charts.

But to get his voice translation via a Russian translation app - how very Rudy…trading in dark secrets, with loads of details conjured up.

Some of Rudy Giuliani’s friends told him to keep a low profile.

Instead, Mr. Giuliani is escalating his push for Ukraine to conduct investigations, undeterred by federal prosecutors probing his business dealings and an impeachment inquiry into his client, President Trump.

In recent weeks, as a dozen witnesses told impeachment investigators that they were alarmed by Mr. Giuliani’s efforts, the president’s attorney has been working on a TV series about the need for investigations in Ukraine into former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and claims that Kyiv interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. Mr. Giuliani traveled to Kyiv—his first trip to Ukraine in two years—to interview officials and gather information this month, as the Democrats started to draft articles of impeachment.

When he returned to New York last Saturday, the president called him as his plane was still taxiing down the runway, Mr. Giuliani said. “‘What did you get?’” he said Mr. Trump asked. “More than you can imagine,” Mr. Giuliani replied. He is putting his findings into a 20-page report.

On Friday, Mr. Giuliani met with the president at the White House, according to an administration official. Mr. Giuliani didn’t respond to questions about what they discussed.

Several friends have urged the 75-year-old once known as “America’s mayor” to lie low amid the congressional and federal investigations. One told him to stop going on television because “every time he goes on TV, he can’t help but make the argument” for the Ukraine investigations, which in turn heightens the scrutiny on Mr. Giuliani himself. Others have urged Mr. Giuliani to forge ahead, and Republicans in Congress are echoing some of his points about Ukraine.

Mr. Giuliani says his efforts are justified to defend Mr. Trump and that he wouldn’t be a good attorney if he were daunted by opposition. The pressure, meanwhile, is bolstering a relationship with the president that has boosted Mr. Giuliani’s consulting business and returned him to the public spotlight. Friends say he is reveling in it.

When he believes he’s right, he loves taking on fights,” said Tony Carbonetti, a longtime friend of Mr. Giuliani.

The impeachment inquiry was set off by efforts by Messrs. Trump and Giuliani to get Ukraine’s government to conduct the investigations into the Bidens and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, at the same time the White House was holding up nearly $400 million in aid to the country.

Messrs. Trump and Giuliani say then-Vice President Biden engaged in corruption when he called for the ouster of a Ukrainian prosecutor who had investigated a Ukrainian gas company where Hunter Biden served on the board. The Bidens deny wrongdoing, and ousting the prosecutor was a goal at the time of the U.S. and several European countries. The allegations of Ukrainian election interference are at odds with findings by the U.S. intelligence community that Russia was behind the election interference.

Mr. Giuliani’s work in Ukraine has also spurred an investigation by Manhattan federal prosecutors, who are examining the lawyer’s business dealings in the country and reviewing whether Mr. Giuliani should have registered as a foreign agent. Two associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, Soviet-born émigrés and Trump donors who assisted with his investigations in Ukraine, were arrested in October on campaign-finance charges. They have pleaded not guilty.
Mr. Giuliani denies wrongdoing and said he has never lobbied.

Mr. Giuliani has contacted the lawyers for Messrs. Parnas and Fruman several times in recent weeks and said he has spoken to one of the men with a lawyer present, but declined to identify which.

In pressing ahead on Ukraine, Mr. Giuliani has replaced the translation skills of Messrs. Parnas and Fruman with an app he downloaded that allows him to read Russian documents by holding his phone over them. But on his recent trip, he said, “despite whatever else you can say, I missed them.”

He has been reading “Ike and McCarthy,” an account of how former President Dwight Eisenhower campaigned against Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Mr. Giuliani in an interview compared Mr. McCarthy’s demagoguery to the Democrats’ impeachment campaign.


#311

Yeah, he’s lost it completely. What happens to a person to make them this way?


#312

Willful meglomania spurred on by manical power seizing oligarch-adjacent buddy T ('n Co.)

Rudy is fueled by spite…that is what he shares with T.

Was there ever a quiet contemplantive Rudy?? No, he is off the charts brash…but this iteration…is just plain bonkers.


#313

Here comes the brainstormed defense…comes all at a price.
Adrienne Cobb on Twitter: "Crime in progress… ". Thx @rusticgorilla


#314

Arrrggghh


(David Bythewood) #315

HUD Secretary Ben Carson has been illegally withholding aid to Puerto Rico for months

‘A National Disgrace’: Trump Proposes Social Security Change That Could End Disability Benefits for Hundreds of Thousands

“Donald Trump and his advisers know that this will kill people, and they do not care. Every current and future Social Security beneficiary must band together to defeat this horrific proposal, or else all of our earned benefits will be next.”

Inspectors warn unsafe pork could make its way to consumers under Trump rule change

The new system will speed up the processing lines and reduce the number of inspectors.


Donald Trump Jr killed rare endangered sheep in Mongolia with special permit

https://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-jr-killed-rare-193318963.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw


(David Bythewood) #316

Russia’s State TV Calls Trump Their ‘Agent’

Russian commentators note, rightly, that “sooner or later, the Democrats will come back into power," and they’re already joking about offering Trump asylum.


(David Bythewood) #317

When did nazis stop being the villains? Was it Charlotteville? “Very fine people”?

Or was it the Pentagon and major US military units celebrating the Battle of the Bulge with an image of Waffen SS officer & war criminal Joachim Peiper, who was responsible for the Malmedy massacre of US POWs during the battle?




#318

(David Bythewood) #319

So this is a thing now.

Boaters warned after Russian spy ship spotted off South Carolina coast – The USCG says they’ve received multiple reports that the RFN Viktor Leonov, a surveillance ship, has been operating “in an unsafe manner”.

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) - A Russian spy ship is maneuvering its way along the Southeast coastline, according to the United States Coast Guard, particularly South Carolina and Florida in recent days.

The USCG says they’ve received multiple reports that the RFN Viktor Leonov, a surveillance ship, has been operating “in an unsafe manner” while navigating through international waters managed by USCG Sector Jacksonville, which covers the ports of Charleston and Savannah.

“We are aware of Russia’s naval activities, including the deployment of intelligence collection ships in the region,” a U.S. Northern Command spokesperson told The Washington Times. “While we won’t discuss specific measures being taken, NORAD and USNORTHCOM routinely conduct air and maritime operations to ensure the defense of the United States and Canada.”

CNN says the Leonov was being shadowed by the Norfolk-based U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan. The Russian Navy has a long history of surveilling the U.S. via ships. The U.S. Naval Institute reports surveillance ships monitoring U.S. naval bases along the East Coast in the past, including Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Station Mayport, Florida, and the nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, Georgia. The Leonov regularly patrols along the East Coast and has made at least one appearance annually since 2015, CNN reports.

The Coast Guard says the unsafe operations include not energizing running lights while in reduced visibility areas, not responding to hails by commercial vessels attempting to coordinate safe passage and other erratic movements.

Boaters in waters off the Southeast coast are asked to maintain a sharp lookout and use extreme caution when navigating nearby the vessel. Mariners are asked to report any unsafe situations to the USCG.

The U.S. Naval Institute reports that early this week, U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Ross was being followed by the Russian corvette Vyshny Volochyok while the Ross was operating off the coast of Romania in the Black Sea.