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From The F'ed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

This is why the continued dominance of the GOP/Evangelical alliance is so perplexing.

Because our society is far more liberal and far more secular than it's ever been. I guess a big part of their current success is how they are gaming the system through gerrymandering, the electoral college and the Senate filibuster. Some optimists theorize that this is their last gasp before a final implosion. I sure hope so.

Has the AG tried him, Loudermilk?

Has the AG tried him, Loudermilk?
Well, if the AG tries him I sure hope he will confine him
Could be this plot will bite him, Loudermilk.

Heavens, he’s hasty. And seditious.

It's a pattern with them.

Seth Meyers Points Out Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Are Always on Vacation When Trump 'Goes Haywire'

BY TUFAYEL AHMED ON 8/18/17 AT 6:43 AM EDT

In fact, Meyers pointed out that the couple have been taking a lot of vacations this year—which happen to coincide with fresh disarray in the White House.

"How often do these two go on vacation?" Meyers asked. "Every time something goes haywire in the Trump administration, it seems like they're nowhere to be found."

"When Don Jr.'s emails with the Russian lawyer surfaced in July, they were at a conference in Sun Valley, Idaho," Meyers said.

"When Trump was nearing the 100-day milestone with no accomplishments to showcase, they were in Whistler, Canada, for a Passover ski trip."

https://www.newsweek.com/seth-meyers-points-out-ivanka-trump-and-jared-kushner-are-always-vacation-when-652081?utm_campaign=NewsweekTwitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social


The NRA working as an agent for Russia......

NRA Was 'Foreign Asset' To Russia Ahead of 2016, New Senate Report Reveals


The National Rifle Association acted as a "foreign asset" for Russia in the period leading up to the 2016 election, according to a new investigation unveiled Friday by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Drawing on contemporaneous emails and private interviews, an 18-month probe by the Senate Finance Committee's Democratic staff found that the NRA underwrote political access for Russian nationals Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin more than previously known — even though the two had declared their ties to the Kremlin.

The report, available here, also describes how closely the gun rights group was involved with organizing a 2015 visit by some of its leaders to Moscow.

Then-NRA vice president Pete Brownell, who would later become NRA president, was enticed to visit Russia with the promise of personal business opportunities — and the NRA covered a portion of the trip's costs.

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/27/764879242/nra-was-foreign-asset-to-russia-ahead-of-2016-new-senate-report-reveals

That also reminds me of something I learned in "jail school".

I didn’t work in the jail, I worked in the administrative area of the sheriff’s office, but we all had to take the training. It was mentioned several times that the inmates had every waking hour to think of ways to game the system. Staff, on the other hand, showed up for their work shift, did their jobs and then left to deal with all the other things in their lives—kids, school, elderly parents, second jobs, groceries, house repair, etc. Their waking hours outside of jail work are filled with all these other things, but when they show up for their next shift they may be faced with someone who’s spent a lot of time planning something to mess with them.

In this analogy, Republicans are the inmates. They care not one bit about good governing. They spend all their time focused on gaming the system for their own benefit and sabotaging Democrats for fun and profit. Democrats are so busy trying to keep things going, repair damage caused by years of Republican neglect, and maybe, maybe make a few improvements that it’s easy to get caught off guard by yet another Republican offensive maneuver and you are forced to play catch-up to fix something else.

I could believe it.

That's in line with something that leapt out at me when I read one of the books that came out in the fall, either Betrayal or I Alone Can Fix It. As I recall the years Trump was in the White House, it seemed like Meadows managed to attract less attention than Priebus, Kelly or Mulvaney. But in one of those books--maybe both--Meadows was all over the place as an enabler extraordinaire. And maybe that's why he drew less attention.

The first three had their moments where they told Trump no and tried to stand up to him which resulted in Trump attacking them and going after them on Twitter. Meadows only ever asked "How high?" whenever Trump told him to jump, so he wasn't a target of Donny's ire as often.

ETA: It could have also been Landslide or Frankly, We Did Win This Election.

Can he sing?

I’m sure the next Hendersonville community theater production of Cabaret could use him as the Nazi who sings Tomorrow Belongs To Me.

Satisfying read.

This quote would also be a good description of Trump:

From Putin’s perspective, facts don’t really matter. He either takes no notice of the practical barriers that we’re aware of or believes them to be western propaganda or a delusion. In essence, Putin sees the world as he himself perceives it.
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