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May 19, 2017

Which of Team Trump will pull a Snowden on the Overseas Trip?

Just became a *STAR* member, and this is my first poll!

I'm truly excited!

Now that the heat is really turned up, what a perfect time for one of the rats to bolt!

Who would it be?

May 18, 2017


James Taylor and I have both seen this before.

God have mercy on your shit filled soul for what you have done to this nation.

May 16, 2017

Israeli intelligence 'boiling mad' over Trump disclosure: report

Source: Washington Post

Israeli intelligence officers are "boiling mad and demanding answers" after President Trump reportedly shared classified information from Israel with Russia, according to a new report.

Two Israeli intelligence officers confirmed to BuzzFeed Tuesday that Israel had shared specific intelligence with the U.S. about Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) plots to smuggle explosive laptops onto planes.

"We have an arrangement with America which is unique to the world of intelligence sharing," one intelligence officer told BuzzFeed. "We do not have this relationship with any other country."

"To know that this intelligence is shared with others, without our prior knowledge? That is, for us, our worst fears confirmed," the officer added.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/homenews/administration/333670-israeli-intelligence-boiling-mad-at-trump-report%3Famp

Damage to our interests incalculable.
May 16, 2017

McConnell: No concerns about Trump's handling of classified info

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he isn't concerned about President Trump's handling of classified information amid allegations that he shared it with top Russian officials.

Asked if he was concerned about Trump's handling of the intelligence information, McConnell laughed before telling reporters, "No."

"I think it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House," he added after a question about how concerned his caucus was over the president's recent string of controversies.


And nothing will be done.

The news networks are walking it back.

The banner on NBC this morning read,

"Did President Trump leak classified information?"

Looks like the fix is in.

Fuck you, turtle.

May 15, 2017

Trump to light White House blue to honor police

Source: The Hill

The president signed a proclamation Monday declaring the day "Peace Officer Memorial Day" and the upcoming week "Police Week." At the signing ceremony, Trump said that he would also request that American flags fly at half-mast to memorialize fallen officers, according to a pool report.

"During Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we honor the men and women of law enforcement who have been killed or disabled in the course of serving our communities. Police officers are the thin blue line whose sacrifices protect and serve us every day, and we pledge to support them as they risk their lives to safeguard ours," Trump said in the text of the proclamation.

The document goes on to note that out of the 118 officers who died on duty last year, 66 were "victims of malicious attacks." That represents an increase of almost 40 percent from the previous year, according to the administration.
Presidents sometimes light up the iconic residence to promote various causes. Trump previously lit the White House blue in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. And former President Barack Obama lit the White House in a rainbow pattern to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/homenews/administration/333424-trump-to-light-wh-blue-to-honor-police%3Famp

Trying to cement his authoritarian daddy image before he gets impeached.

This is worrisome.
May 12, 2017

Congress must be a check on Trump to avoid a Constitutional crisis - 538

The term “constitutional crisis” is a slippery and overused one. Quite often, the Constitution offers us a roadmap for addressing transgressions. The Civil War was a true constitutional crisis because there was substantial disagreement over a basic aspect of the national compact (Could states leave?) and the two disagreeing sides were each well-armed and convinced of their rectitude. But to call a presidential abuse of power a crisis of the constitutional system is like calling a bank robbery a crisis of the financial system. It’s not. There are ways to address it.

The problem comes when the relevant actors simply won’t perform their constitutional duties because of other considerations. Trump has violated all manner of norms in the early months of his presidency — he hasn’t divested from his business interests, his daughter has a West Wing office, her husband represents the nation abroad, he falsely accuses his predecessor of crimes, he conducts foreign policy outdoors at a restaurant and using unsecured phones, etc. — and those violations have largely gone unaddressed by one of the two branches of government in charge of regulating him. (The judicial branch, of course, has been a consistent thorn in Trump’s side.) But we face new norm violations today, including the president’s threatening the former FBI director over Twitter.

If Congress continues its investigation into Russian interference in the election and assures that the FBI does the same, then the Constitution’s checks and balances could end up working. (That investigation could, of course, lead to another kind of crisis, depending on what it concluded.) But if Trump continues to interfere in the FBI’s activity, and Congress doesn’t step up its own investigation, we could end up in a true constitutional crisis.



Keep calling your congress persons, keep the pressure on.

There is too much at stake not to.

May 12, 2017

"Radioactive Potato Face"

There have probably been thousands of articles and parodies written about Donald Trump since he secured the Republican nomination and rode a wave of white nationalism and racism into the Oval Office, but nothing can ever come close to matching the dick-swinging insanity that tumbles out of his radioactive potato face whenever he attempts to use the English language. Which is why the AP made the absolutely genius decision to simply release a full transcript of Julie Pace's interview with the president that is easily the must-read piece of Trump's entire political career. It is a mind-melting journey into Trump's psyche, and the equivalent of listening to your 80-year-old grandmother with Alzheimer's attempt to describe an alternative universe.

Whenever he isn't literally admitting that he has no fucking clue how anything works, he's frantically changing the subject to his "chemistry" with foreign leaders that clearly hate him or repeatedly mentioning how the Electoral College favors Democrats - ask Al Gore or Hillary Clinton about that - so isn't it just incredible that he won? Which is apparently Trump's new thing after enough people somehow convinced him to stop saying the largest electoral fraud in American history (that never happened) cost him the popular vote.


"Radioactive Potato Face"

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