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Trump is a Hero

Sandwich.

Pasty white bread, full of baloney, surrounded by lettuce.

Flashback - House Leader McCarthy Told Colleagues Putin 'Pays' Trump (MAY 17 2017)

The Washington Post is out with a report that a month before Trump secured the Republican nomination, a House leader joked with colleagues that Putin "pays" Trump.

“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” House Majority Leader and California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy reportedly said in mid-June 2016, referring to the leading presidential candidate and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Californian Republican known for defending Russia.

Some lawmakers present laughed, to which McCarthy said: “swear to God.” House Speaker Paul Ryan told lawmakers to keep the exchange between them.

“No leaks," he said. "This is how we know we’re a real family here.”




https://www.nbcnews.com/card/report-house-leader-told-colleagues-putin-pays-trump-n761281

What is the definition of arms for purposes of the second amendment?

Because there's lots of weapons you're not allowed to have in your possession:

biological,
nuclear,
explosives,
bazookas,
RPGs,
apache helicopters.

So where do assault weapons fall in this? Why would they qualify under 2nd amendment protection but not A-bombs?

I'm starting to think that this has all been a terrible misunderstanding about what arms the 2nd amendment refers to.

I think the intent was to refer to the distinctive emblems or devices, originally borne on shields in battle and now forming the heraldic insignia of families, corporations, or countries. Those are the arms they were thinking about.

After all, you can't have a well regulated militia without snazzy shoulder patches to make those uniforms really snap.

So I support the 2nd amendment and think we all should have the right to wear those pretty arm patches whenever we want.






'He Never Went In': BSO Suspends Officer Who Was at Parkland Shooting

Source: NBC Miami

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Thursday said he has suspended without pay the school resource officer who was at the Parkland school where 17 people were shot dead.

Israel said school resource officer Scot Peterson took a position outside of the school but "never went in" as the onslaught occurred, citing security footage.

"In the case of Scot Peterson, our school resource deputy, I want to clarify any rumors conjecture or stories that may have been out there," Israel said.

Read more: https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/He-Never-Went-In-BSO-Suspends-Officer-Who-Was-at-Parkland-Shooting-474889753.html



Even a trained deputy succumbed to the pucker factor.

So, one moment we don't want teachers laying a finger on our kids

Next moment we want them to point a weapon at them and pull the trigger.

Wait, wut?

Given Muller indictments today, what about the CIA chiefs meet with sanctioned Russian spies?

Friday, February 2, 2018

Washington (CNN) CIA Director Mike Pompeo did meet with the head of Russia's foreign intelligence agency, an official barred from entering the US under 2014 sanctions, as well as the head of Russia's internal security agency, according to a US official with direct knowledge of the meetings.

The official said Pompeo did not meet with the head of the GRU, the Russian military intelligence agency behind efforts to meddle in the 2016 US election. The CIA followed a multi-agency legal process to give access to Russian officials under sanctions, the official said.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended the meeting in a Thursday letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, declaring that he and other officials met with Russians for the same reason their predecessors did -- "to keep Americans safe."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/01/politics/pompeo-russian-spies-meeting/index.html

Are these events totally unrelated?

The Weeping Gardener

I wanted to give a voice to grief this night and found it in a poem by Miguel Hernández, a Spanish writer who served with the Republican Army during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930’s. One of Miguel’s closest friends was murdered in an act of revenge like many during the war. Miguel Hernández wrote a eulogy to his friend and poured into it his grief and his rage.

I still can’t read it without being moved to tears. In Spanish the poem is simply called Elegía. I call it ‘The Weeping Gardener’ to distinguish it from the many other eulogies Hernández wrote. This is my translation:

The Weeping Gardener
By Miguel Hernández


I want to be
the weeping gardener
of the ground you occupy,
and compost so early,
my soul mate.

To feed the garden snails in the rain,
organ of my voiceless pain,
surrendering your heart as food,
to the disheartened roses.
Such pain clumps in my chest,
that breath is agony.

A hard fist, an icy blow,
an axe strike, homicidal and unseen,
a brutal push tumbled you.

There is no wider chasm than my wound,
I cry to misfortune and her companions,
I feel your death, more than my life.

Unkempt and unshaved,
without warmth or consolation,
I tend to my affairs soullessly.

Death took flight early,
and early came the dawn of morn,
and early it spills upon the ground.

I do not forgive death for loving you,
or forgive life for its distraction,
or forgive the ground,
or forgive oblivion.

With bare hands I raise a storm,
of stones, bolts and strident axes,
thirsting and hungering for catastrophe.

With bare teeth I want to dig the ground,
and move the dirt part by part,
in dry and furious bites.

I want to mine the earth until I find you,
to kiss your noble skull,
unbind your body and return you,
to my garden and my fig tree.

Your soul that was,
so effortlessly gentle,
will flutter lie a bird,
among the flowered trellises,
and will return at the murmur
of the iron gates,
where lovers meet.

You will lighten the shadow of my brow,
and your blood will flow through my garden.
Competing for the bees and for your girl,
your velvet heart will summon forth,
a crop of snowy almond blossoms.
But my jealous voice will call you
away from the almond trees,
to the winged souls of the roses.
For we have much to talk about,
my soul mate,
my companion.



The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go Dedicated to John Kelly


Rachel Maddow Tonight - Holy Fucking Mess

The last day of the Obama Administration, Susan Rice memo to Files, How to deal with the incoming corrupt administration compromised by the Russians.

What a cluster fuck.

Help! Where's that cartoon of Trump's hair opening like a bat's wing?

I should've page marked it, but I didn't.

It's classic.

Help me find it again!
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