Don't reply to the Memo


    Right now  it's the only game in town. It will be discussed and where there are contrary unclassified facts available Schiff&Co can steer the media to them.

    Once a Democrat rebuttal appears Fox etc  will be gratefully relieved of their knee jerk responsibility to defend the Memo and will shift to attacking the Democrat response.  Which is  why there shouldn't be one. Now. 

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    Not since the days of President Pierce or President Buchanan or President Jackson have Americans been more enamored by our Current Leader.

    Tonight we shall be graced by the most inept English Speaker since George Bush Junior and yet, George W is looking better and better every damn day!

    Did you ever hate someone so very very bad and question whether or not you are the mentally imbalanced and not the object of your vituperation?

    So far only Melania is more pissed than I am?

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    Gerrymandering: It might not be "the problem" but it sure needs attention

    Hey now...

    In response to Michael's thoughtful post GERRYMANDERING ISN'T THE PROBLEM

    Quietly going about the business of overcoming gerrymandering since October 2017...



    Good enough

    I'm contradicting myself ( who cares?) but at risk of being seen as the most gullible voter on the East Coast I think the  shut down/end shut down  was a success. 

    I wrote last weekend that then  was the best point for Schumer to go to the mat - altho I believed it would cost us votes in November. Hal and others disagreed  about it costing us , who knows ?Now we won't because at least this shut down was a victim of infanticide.

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    Stephen Miller: The Anti-DACA/Immigration Sniveling Twit Architect

    What a mess this guys is...

    Remember this sniveling twits retort to Jim Acosta?

    I first posted this over at the Hive at Talking Points Memo (sub.reqd) back on August 3, 2017.


    Support Schumer It's easy

    Go on line. Go to his web site. Say you support him. I just did.

    A million years ago, on Friday,  what I wanted  was for him to be " statesman like"  :agree with a one week delay in forcing a shut down. Not because I believed that would strengthen Chuck's negotiating position.  Since that 's what  McConnell proposed   clearly it was what McConnell  knew  was in  McConnell's  interests  Therefore  , not our's.

    Yes kiddies, politics  is a zero-sum game.  Even so I wanted Chuck to" go along ". Because  that gave us our best shot at November.

    Was it worth it?

    Shutting down the Government? Basically because of DACA ?

    Yes because acting otherwise would have exposed us as posturing frauds, always on the side of right and truth and honor, etc. Except when the chips were down

    Trump, Stormy Denials Tout Sanctity of Family at DC Rally

    The annual March for Life in a biggest ever of all history DC rally was addressed by Trump and porn celebrities today. 

    Thrice married Donald Trump touted the sanctity of the family alongside Stormy Denials.

    A famous porn star. Trump was adored by the fundamentalist evangelical crowd as a "porn-again Christian", willing to put his money where his mouth or other body parts are.

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    Today's events reminded me of an old blog I once wrote.

    We are 54 minutes from shutting down the government.

    Vote total?



    As we seek to dig ourselves out of the moral and political abyss into which our country has sunk, it seems to me that two near-term projects are key.

    These are to retake both chambers in Congress and to obtain the president's removal from office at the earliest possible time.

    You can only play the cards in your hand

    How much slack should we give to the democrats in Congress to cut a deal  with Trump? This week.

    My guess is Donald is aiming for a two-for. Not only get his damn  fence  but also damage the Congressional Democrats by forcing them to approve an unsavory bill  as the price for preventing 700,000 DACA immigrants from being deported. Maybe even  save his majority if we're foolish enough.

    Probably figures he can't lose.

    -If he get's his fence in exchange for a DACA reprieve  he's got his fence.

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    I have almost always lived in Minnesota

    I watched my team lose four Superbowls. hahhahahah

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    The Man Taking on Ted Cruz: Meet Beto O'Rourke U.S. Representative

    Meet Beto O'Rourke

    No Texas Democrat has won a U.S. Senate seat in nearly 30 years or any statewide office since 1994. But U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke is optimistic he can break the streak, in part by eschewing consultants, pollsters and PAC money.

    U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke lets f-bombs fly on the campaign trail


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    The "Stable Genius" and Prison Reform?


    January 11, 2018

    Remarks by President Trump in a Meeting on Prison Reform

    Roosevelt Room 1:55 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  And today we are going to be discussing the important topic of prison reform.  I want to thank Attorney General Sessions, Governor Bevin of Kentucky, Governor Brownback of Kansas, and other prison reform experts who are here.  We have the best in the country.

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    It's 300 Days to the General Election on Nov 6, 2018

    It's 300 Days to the General Election

    Register to vote at ... in Espanol

    One of the most important elections of our lives. Make sure you’re registered to vote & have the proper ID.

    Select where you reside.

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    Oprah for President?

    After delivering a powerful speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey is being touted as a potential Democratic Presidential candidate. In response, at least one liberal website - DailyKos - posted an article bashing her for allegedly supporting America's destruction of Iraq beginning March 2003. It is true that she aired a program in October 2002 that was light on facts and heavy on pro-war propaganda.

    But to Oprah's credit in the months immediately preceding "Shock and Awe," she gave significant time to anti-war activists like Phil Donahue. She earned Michael Moore's praise for televising a 1980s photo of Donald Rumsfeld shaking Saddam Hussein's hand.

    Reactions to The Golden Globes?

    Overall, very cool, I thought, for the #metoo theme of the night.  IF we change our cultures--and our public policies--to make them far more just, safe, and supportive for women, last night may be viewed as an event of significance in fostering such change.

    A few miscellaneous reactions:

    All together now

    Sunday Times photo:

    Donald at the rostrum. Sort of normally dressed, shirt ,tie,jacket, trousers not visible but probably pressed.

    Behind him nine men and one woman "top congressional Republicans and administration officials".Each man scuffed shoes, unpressed trousers ,tieless.  What a coincidence! Not even one of them decided to wear a tie. Or any one of the dozens of pressed trousers in his wardrobe. Imagine that.

    Or wasn't it a coincidence?  Short answer "nope ".

    Trump's Scorned Beggars Gallery

    Steve Bannon, Former Trump Chief Strategist, and Editor, Briebart

    Did Trump Con the Deplorables...?

    Trump Adoration Rally, Nov. 29, 2017, St. Charles, Missouri, President Trump:

    Wednesday President Trump repeated his claim that the GOP's efforts to overhaul the nation's tax code will not benefit him personally, saying that his finances would actually take a hit under the proposal.

    Auden of course

     Excerpted* from   "For the time being"   A Christmas Oratorio                                                             


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