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Well, unless there's some buried bombshell, I'm REALLY disappointed

And not willing to give our friend Scott Dworkin a pass on this.

Talk about HYPE.

And O'Donnell had to cut his vacation short for this??


He'll probably have to ascend to heaven or get raptured or something if Trump is ever indicted or impeached or something.

Did I say I was disgusted? That too.

Did you know McGahn had Russian ties?

I don't think there's ANYBODY without ties to Russia in or anywhere around the White House.

Don McGahn, White House Counsel defended Tom Delay on charges of a Russian Pay . Delay, along with Jack Abramoff, Buckham, and Ney met with Viktor Chernomyrdin, former head of Gazprom in the 1990s.
Mcgahn also happened to start working for Squire Patton Boggs, the lobbyists representing Gazprom in 2013. SPB, he moved on to Jones Day.

Jones Day opened a Moscow office in 2013 after it successfully worked with AlfaBank (MIkhail Fridman) and Renova Group (Viktor Vekselberg) to create an oil producer with BP, called TNK-BP. It has since been bought out by Rosneft. From there, Mcgahn signed on to work for the Trump Presidential Campaign.


I originally posted that here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210029788

156 Paths to Putin

Just "discovered" this today, and it's illuminating. Did you know the whole Russia thing may have started with Jack Abramoff way back when??

Have a look: http://thegopwatchdog.com/156-paths-to-putin/

And THIS -- also an important find, about Election Integrity -- is where I found it:


And I found THAT here:


Listening to Christmas music this afternoon --

Thought I'd share some of my favorites. What are yours?


The Pogues:


40s - 60s

30s 50s 60s

Let it Snow Rosemary Clooney 1954
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm Frank Sinatra 1950
Button Up Your Overcoat Zelma O'Neal & Jack Haley 1930
Frosty the Snowman Robert Cannon 1953
Winter Wonderland Dick Dale & Alice Lon 1955
Marshmallow World Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra 1967
Suzy Snowflake Norma Zimmer 1953
Baby, It's Cold Outside Larry Hooper & Janet Lennon 1963
Moonlight in Vermont Ella Fitgerald & Frank Sinatra 1958
Winter Spike Jones & his City Slickers 1952

Found this on Twitter - Rape Culture

Thought it was excellent in that it shows the progression of the problem.

To the bottom layer, I would add: all gender slurs and sexist comments / media representations (photos), though one could argue that's covered in "sexist attitudes."


Well this stood the test of time pretty well -- (SNL skit)

up until near the end.

I absolutely LOVE Beck Bennett's Putin. Brilliant. And funny as hell.

The fax I just sent to my 2 RepubliCON Senators

I doubt it'll make any friends or persuade any minds -- but I think they deserve it. I consider it my equivalent of protest since I'm physically unable to join any.

In my 69 years on the planet, I've never been angrier about anything than I am over the @GOPTaxScam you're about to vote for. It was created in one-sided partisan darkness, without regular order and can NOT be said to reflect the will of the people which makes it unAmerican and undemocratic. Its provisions are outrageous, irresponsible beyond words, and will be catastrophic as they roll out. It also reflects incredible corruption -- Sen. Corker's special little benefit is by no means the only example, I'm sure. Despite all of this AND its unpopularity, all of you are going to vote for it anyway, lying to the American people about it every step of the way. All I can say as you work so very hard and fast to prove EVERY bad thing the Democrats have ever said about the RepubliCONS is, to adopt a phrase: "Please proceed, Senator."

While I'm on the subject, I like to share these whenever I have the chance:

Call 24/7: 202-241-3121
Free Faxes (can incl up to 3 pages attached) to Senators: https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php
Free Faxes (ditto) to Congress: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php
TEXT your faxes: Text RESIST to 50202
Write your MoC - DEMOCRACY.IO https://democracy.io/#/

Amazing thread about #45's Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Explains some things that I didn't realize about NPD -- and The Donald -- and actually gives me a little optimism about the possible denouement.

THREAD: The Hoarse Whisperer @HoarseWisperer
I understand narcissistic personality disorder like the back of my hand. Trump is as familiar as an old movie, so let me share some intel.1/
6:35 PM - 9 Jul 2017 https://twitter.com/HoarseWisperer/status/884179117192749056
- People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) seem erratic but they're actually ultra-predictable. They are simple machines. 2/

- There are only two driving impulses: 1) Avoid shame;and 2) Collect adoration and esteem. That's it. There is no other priority or concern 3/

- Trump will do anything humanly possible to try to avoid being publicly shamed/diminished in others' eyes.It's an impulse he can't control 4/

- Take Russia/Putin. If Trump were to acknowledge Russia interfered, he'd be admitting he was less worthy of the presidency. 5/

- Donald Trump would literally sell out his entire family and the country as well to avoid acknowledging that he didn't deserve the office 6/

- He is pathologically incapable of doing anything which admits to the world his worst internal fear: he's unworthy of being seen as special7/

- Now, he has no choice on how he has to play this. He HAS to actually make Putin look worthy of partnership. He has to make the shameful...8/

- ...thing, look unshameful somehow. He has to make shameful hacking and potential collusion somehow seem smart or purposeful or dignified. 9/

- It cannot be done. It makes no logical sense. It will fall apart and as it does, Trump's behavior and lying will get more outlandish. 10/

- But make no mistake, Donald Trump is clinically incapable of doing anything other than what he is doing: trying to avoid the shame of... 11/

- ...being discovered to be illegitimate and unworthy of public respect.
He has an uncontrollable compulsion to avoid that awful truth. 12/

- No matter how absurd each new action or lie sounds, he'll throw even his own family under the bus until there is no way out... 13/

- ...and then he will first explode on everyone and everything around him when he realizes there is no escape... 14/

- It will be the crazy tweetstorm to end all tweetstorms... and then he'll either a) implode in a miserable ball of self-loathing and flee 15/

- ...or concoct some attempt at a face-saving exit. Claiming he's too good for the job or that he's protesting the "deep state"... 16/

- It'll be transparent bullshit that none but the most loco Trumpers believe but he will take it to the grave swearing it's true. 17/

- The key thing to remember in watching Trump is that there are literally only two things going on in his mind at all times. 18/

- 1) Fight to the death to avoid being seen as shameful or underserving of public adoration... 19/

- 2/ Doing whatever it takes to make the people right in front of him think he's powerful, important and special. That's it. 20/

- Auntie-Social Media @Dotard_Tweets
I thought as much| question: b/c he's older & can't tolerate stress, jet-lag, is it likely when he crashes he'll commit act of violence?

- I would think not. Left to their own devices, when the walls truly close in, NPDs tend to fall inward, shut down and flee. 1/

- The wild card w/Trump is his susceptibility to manipulation. As long as the adults in the military keep Bannon, et al, in check, we'll be ok

- My biggest fear early on was that Bannon, et al, would successfully isolate him and keep him away from other sources of info. His media 1/

- ...obsession is our best friend. As long as he gets negative feedback from cable news, the worst actors won't be able to manipulate him well

Ohh, yuck. I learned a few things about Pence in this FB video

Who is Mike Pence? Narrated by Jose Antonio Vargas

ETA: Thanks to PdxSean who had the good sense to google for a better format on this video:

COLLUSION??? Here's a great overview of what WE know -- and

Mueller knows even more.

Seth Abramson @SethAbramson
If you have even ONE follower who says there was no Trump-Russia collusion, please share this with them.
Signs of Collusion (1-24): https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/941120497823215616
Signs of Collusion (25-47): https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/941376110381731841
It's all there—BLACK AND WHITE—and it's just 10% of what Mueller has.
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