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Montenegro, Start Brushing up on Russian Language Skills


Montenegro, when Trump started mentioning you as the NATO weakest link it should have raised a red flag. Well, actually, it should have raised the hair on the back of your collective necks.

Did Trump give your country to Putin as a “hostess gift” when he was groveling for Vlad’s approval in Helsinki a couple of days ago?

Y’know, asNeville Chamberlain, another weak sissie/traitor gave a big chunk of Yugoslavia to Hitler back in the day. Remember? They called it the Sudetenland, as if it was a separate country, which it was not. Look it up.

The Russian tanks should be rumbling in any day now Montenegro.

Get out your tiny Russian flags to wave as your new masters roll into town. I’m sure they’re very nice folks driving those tanks.

There’s no proof but Trump isn’t exactly a five-moves-ahead-chess player. Nuance isn’t his thing. No one’s ever on his “it’s all about me” radar screen unless he’s planning on rolling them, or at least that’s how it seems to me.

It’s been nice knowing you, Montenegro. Start picking out a new name.

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Would It Be Inappropriate for Prince Philip to Bitch Slap Trump?


I know the Queen is far too well behaved to do something like that but the
crusty and (unlike Trump) über manly Duke of Edinburgh may be a different
matter.

No one would mind, sir. Your people would stand up and cheer after the
coarse, vulgar, crude behavior to which our a-hole president has subjected
your country, Prime Minister, and people. (Face it, Trump’s the type who’d
fart at the dinner table, then pick his nose–a total pig.)

Right now there are probably many people in the USA who would stand up and cheer too should the unfiltered Prince Consort/Duke of Edinburgh feel compelled to smack President (AKA “Fat Donnie”) Trump with a good hard shot to the chops for the way he has behaved toward England, its allies, NATO and common decency–of which Trump knows not.

But, please Prince Philip–don’t leave any marks. Trump wants to look his
best for his prom date with Vladimir Putin. We’re all agog/aghast waiting for the
photos of Putin sitting in front of the fireplace, with pipe and slippers and
his poodle Donald Trump curled up on the floor at his feet. Ya just know
he’ll be crawling on his belly and wagging his fat tail hoping for a pat on
the head and maybe even a treat. (Sit. Stay. Staaaay. Shake hands. Sit up
and beg. Good boy. Gooood boy.)

So–Who Else Could Trump Assassinate Besides Comey? Duck Mr. Sessions!


If, as Court Jester Rudy Giuliani claims, president Trump could shoot James Comey and not be indicted, who else might be eligible for our twitchy president to prosecute with a bullet?

Jeff Sessions, you’d better borrow a couple of EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s supernumerary bodyguards.  Because, not to be rude but,  I think you’re at the top of the Trump “I could shoot him and not get indicted” list. The guy’s the loosest cannon ever in the White House so maybe you shouldn’t press your luck with him.

You might want to skip those cabinet meetings  Mr. Sessions.

And, BTW, never sit with your back to a window or a door. Your boss has a bit of a problem with impulse control.  And he’s buddies with some ruthless dictators.

Just sayin’.

Who Wants to Harm FBI? Criminals, That’s Who. D-u-u-uh!


Yeah, it’s not rocket science.  The FBI protects us all–from some really bad, bad stuff.  So why would President “Fat Donnie” want to kneecap the agency?

Years ago I used to fence saber against an FBI agent–generally unsuccessfully.  We never discussed politics, religion, his work, my work, or anything else very much.  We just fenced saber, sometimes in parking lots if there wasn’t any better venue available.   I had to get an elbow guard because his damn passing attacks were just beyond me to stop or even partly parry.  No quarter was given or expected.  It was more like street fighting than fencing.  That whole “right of way” stuff was by the boards.  It was more like “kill or be killed”.

It was brutal.  And fun!

And it was helpful in one notable incident.  Some street thug came up and threatened me in St. Thomas when I was carrying one of those collapsible umbrellas that you can put in your briefcase.  This thug had just followed six St. John women down the waterfront, screaming abuse and threatening them.  So I followed him because it looked as if things might get out of hand.  (Those dumb women were just encouraging him by fleeing and acting scared.)

They scooted into a coffee shop and the guy turned around and saw me.  He started getting in my face.  So I gave him two quick, hard saber cuts across the face with the collapsed umbrella.  It had to hurt, but it wouldn’t really do any damage.  That shut him the hell up.  It was the last time he bothered any of us St. John commuters when we got off the downtown ferry.

But one time my FBI fencing opponent  did say “You think you know what bad is.  You don’t.  And you don’t want to know.”

I believed him.

There was a secret obstacle course up in the hills of St. John that another local athlete had set up specifically for extreme training.  He said FBI agents from Puerto Rico worked out there.  He introduced me to a couple.  One day I was in the gym in St. Thomas lifting weights.  I walked into another room & these guys were lifting enormous poundage.  No one else was in the room and one of them said quietly “Nobody knows who we are here”.  I knew what he meant, didn’t speak or even pause, just turned around and walked out and did toe raises on a different machine instead.  Whenever I saw them around I never spoke, looked at them or away from them, just did not in any way betray that I’d even seen them.  Because I knew they probably weren’t on vacation.  They were working–on serious stuff.

The Caribbean’s a real dangerous place.  All of these FBI guys were the kind you’d be glad to have in your foxhole–if you weren’t a coward or dead weight as far as fighting capability.  I wouldn’t want them in my foxhole if I was a f–k-up though.  They seemed like the kind of guys who might toss you out if you couldn’t hold up your end of the foxhole.  These were clearly very dangerous people.

I mention this because the sliming, derision, and maltreatment of the elite law enforcement agency, the FBI, by Fat Donnie Trump, mini-him Jeff Sessions and other Russian apparatchiks is doing great harm to all of us.  Not to mention, it’s sooooo lowdown.  They do not deserve this s–t.

To digress for a moment–even though I’m told that Jeff Sessions is actually the Keebler elf, I think he’s more like an orc that was once an elf until evil got its hooks into his tiny carcass.

Sessions seems intent on incarcerating and/or destroying anyone who purveys, profits from, or benefits from legal medical (or legal recreational) marijuana.

Why?   The obvious answer would be that Sesions wants to help Mexican drug lords protect their profits from illegal weed.  And they want to help him limit legal alternatives to their illegal products.  Just how much do “we the rabble” know about where and from whom Jeff Sessions got campaign donations when he was foolishly running for president.   (Even our eclectic voters had to know the country would never hold still for being governed by another species.  Sorry, no orcs for president.)

What other logical reason presents itself?  How hard would it be for those vicious drug cartels to funnel donations to the little weasel?   Does Sessions seem like the kind of guy to turn his nose up at the prospect of wads of dirty cash?  He’s a beggar from a beggar state that the rest of us subsidize to the tune of $2.46 for every dollar of federal tax revenue from Alabama.  Having one’s hand out is a way of life there.  You do the math.

And Trump and the rest of his Russian-financed cabal, uh, I mean consultants, seem more determined to get rid of anyone who stands between him and a willing patsy who would fire Robert Mueller to put an end to his investigation of Fat Donnie’s favors from Putin.

Was Fat Donnie was doing something more troublesome in Russia than having prostitutes pee on him?  Like, oh, say, mega money laundering maybe?

The FBI badasses–and they are that, despite their buzzcut hair styles and 1950’s dress code–are desperately trying to keep the likes of Fat Donnie and his apparatchiks from dismantling our democracy forever.  They have their hands full just trying to keep track of all the hoodlums in the White House and in Fat Donnie’s circle of questionable cohorts.

My hypothesis is that Putin bought outright or extorted Fat Donnie to run for president.  Fat Donnie’s his man, bought and paid for.  He was specifically recruited by Putin, who helped him get elected, for the purpose of damaging our democracy and thus limiting the power of Putin’s most powerful opponent.  At least that’s my working hypothesis.  (I suppose I could possibly be wrong.)

And, I think maybe real law enforcement men like Robert Mueller and the FBI agents (AKA real men) are Fat Donnie’s worst nightmare.  He can’t slime them out of the picture as he does most of his enemies.  He can’t lie them away, he can’t buy them off.  They are dogged and relentless and they know the difference between real facts and truth from made up BS peddled by our decidedly unmanly, waddling president, Fat Donnie.

You can blow all the farts out of your mouth that you want Fat Donnie, it won’t save you.  Real men (and women) of the FBI are comin’ for you and the rest of the crooks.

My money’s on them for finding the truth.  Who knows, truth might even be stranger than fiction.  Maybe Fat Donnie will be exonerated.  But I doubt it.

Whose side are Fat Donnie and Sessions the Keebler Orc on?  Not “we the rabble” that’s for sure.

Bannon Congress Testimony Sets Up WH for Witness Tampering, Obstruction of Justice


So Bannon stuck it to Trump yesterday–1/16/2018–in his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.  According to the news (??) Bannon testified that Trump, or his staff, told him (Bannon) not to talk about lots of things which would not be considered protected–if anything is–by executive privilege.

Supposedly Bannon was ordered not to talk about anything discussed during the transition from candidate to president, or anything that happened while he wa employed at the White House, or just about anywhere or anytime else.

Presumably when Robert Mueller’s staff asks Bannon about those presumptive non-cooperation instructions ol’ Steve will have to admit, oh so reluctantly,  that, yes, he was told not to cooperate.  By the White House.

And thus, Bannon delicately sowed the seed(s) of vengeance.  Now the rest of us just have to wait for it to rain and we’ll see what icky blooms pop up as a result.  And, BTW, just who actually transmitted that order?  Why it wouldn’t be Gen. John F. Kelly would it?  Why he’s unassailable, right?  Right?

 

Not Collusion–Maybe Putin Hired (Or Coerced) Trump to Run for President


My sainted Catholic Mom (to borrow a phrase from Gen. John Kelly) used to say that if there’s an obvious answer it’s probably the answer.

Putin was head of the KGB.  The head spook for one of the most repressive regimes of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Donald Trump is a careless person.  No telling what he was up to in Russia.  Money laundering seems to fit the data, among other things.  And he appears to be depraved.  For God’s sake the man bragged about sexually assaulting women on a regular basis.  We have his own word for it.  On tape.  Uh huh.  Bragging about sexual assault.   Who does that?

What else might he have been up to in a far away place where the pesky American law enforcement community is also far away?

And how hard would it have been for Putin to recognize the potential benefits of having a supposed American billionaire on the payroll.  Blackmail and extortion would surely be in Putin’s bag of dirty tricks.

Maybe Putin decided to throw the dice and put up his own candidate for the U.S. presidency.   Someone recently observed that Putin manages Trump as if he’s a KGB “asset”.   Maybe that’s because Trump is a KGB asset.

The data sure seems to fit the hypothesis.  The hypothesis?   Trump is a bought and paid for, or coerced, Russian “asset”.

That’s gotta be the spook coup of the century.

 

Alabama; Taker State Gets $2.46 for Every $1 Paid in Fed Taxes


Sooo, can it be true that we’re all subsidizing beggar state Alabama, which has its hand out to the tune of it receiving a 246% ROI (return on investment) from “we the rabble”?   Their investment?  Why it’s the pittance the poverty-stricken state actually pays in federal taxes.  No wonder they’re so “wut’less” as they’d say in the Caribbean.  It pays off bigly–to borrow from a well known serial chiseler–for Alabama to be a beggar.

When Alabama talks about draining the swamp, maybe we should say “You first”.

And to add insult to injury many of these folks wanted to send to the U.S. Senate a man so disrespectful of the U.S. Constitution that he had to be removed from the state Supreme Court in Alabama twice.  That was  because he was intent on enshrining his religion in public policy and spaces despite the pesky freedom of religion protections specifically enumerated in the very document he was sworn to uphold.   Last I heard he still hadn’t conceded either.

Soooo,  Moore presumably swore to uphold the Constitution.  He must  have had to in order to hold a position on the bench in the first place.  And then he refused to abide by that  oath.  Then, uuhhhh, doesn’t that make him de facto a liar at best, a seditious traitor at worst?

While everyone was focusing on his sexual antics Moore got a total pass on his repeated refusal to act, as a public official, within the constraints of the Constitution.  That seems a lot worse than hitting on teenyboppers.

There was an article in the news recently about Alabama having the highest poverty rate in the nation–equivalent to some third world countries.

Maybe if we stopped giving them so much for nothing in the way of other states’ tax dollars spent vs. Alabama tax dollars received, these folks would get their ass in gear and start working for a living.  Maybe we should make them pay their fair share.

Yes.  Why not take Alabama, one of the biggest welfare queens among the 50 states,  off the dole until their elected officials recognize the Constitution as a binding document and until they go to work?  No more freebies.

To quote from a famous “Nazi” on the old sitcom Seinfeld,  “No soup for you!” Alabama.

What would Jesus say?

“Get off your lazy butts.  Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, or hadn’t ya heard?”