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Kid Berwyn

Kid Berwyn's Journal
Kid Berwyn's Journal
October 30, 2020

It's worth more than the original.

“Dump Trump — Make America Great Again”
October 29, 2020

Michigan Early Voting Story

Text received just now (Thursday, Oct. 29, at 9:42 a.m.), verbatim:

So...people are standing in front of the city clerk’s office to do their early voting. A man drives up and rolls down his window and asks how long they’ve been waiting. “FOUR YEARS” somebody yells out.

I had to share.

October 29, 2020

Deutsche Bank, Trump, Russia, Saudi Arabia

What’s the Connection?

From WhoWhatWhy.org, a primer:

Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American and Russian, Part 1 (1/08/2018)
International banking colossus Deutsche Bank has a track record of deploying illegal financial trading, money laundering, and shady offshore tax shelters in the service of the global elite. Should anyone be surprised that Deutsche is on Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation radar?

Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American and Russian, Part 2 (1/15/2018)
What do President Donald Trump and a number of Russian oligarchs have in common? Answer: Deutsche Bank. We pick up where we left off by examining how Trump first became involved with the international colossus — a bank catering to clients who understood that sometimes the line between profit and illegality blurs.

Deutsche Bank: A Global Bank for Oligarchs — American and Russian, Part 3 (2/01/2018)
Not only is President Donald Trump personally tied up with Deutsche Bank to the tune of $300 million, but his son-in-law Jared Kushner has his own history with the global banking giant. Part 3 looks closely at these relationships, and asks just how far President Trump’s Justice Department will be willing to go in probing potential illegality on the part of Deutsche.

Deutsche Bank: Where the Dots of Russiagate Connect (1/24/2018)
Martin Sheil, a retired branch chief of the IRS Criminal Division, discusses his WhoWhatWhy series on Deutsche Bank and how nearly all the main figures involved in Russiagate also have ties to the financial institution.

House GOP Leads Russia Probe… Away From Deutsche Bank (2/27/2018)
House Republicans who are supposed to be investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election say there is no need to look at Deutsche Bank. Here is why they are wrong.

Source: https://whowhatwhy.org/2019/05/01/deutsche-bank-trump-russia-saudi-arabia-whats-the-connection/

October 28, 2020

"Say hello to your boy. Special guy."

“Say hello to your boy,” Trump said, “Special guy.”

“Your kids have been very nice to him,” Kennedy replied.

“Well,” Trump said, “they love him, and they love him in New York.”

Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/donald-trump-supreme-court-236925

October 27, 2020

DoJ looked the other way, too.

Deutsche Bank Hires Longtime Friend of Bill Barr to Help Clear ‘Log-Jam’ of DOJ Investigations: Report


Why Bill Barr Got Rid of Geoffrey Berman

This is how an authoritarian works to subvert justice.

October 27, 2020

Putin's Puppet put three on SCOTUS.

Wish the people in the tee vee would mention that.

October 27, 2020

Couldn't find NPR. Did find ...

Republicans closely resemble autocratic parties in Hungary and Turkey – study

Swedish university finds ‘dramatic shift’ in GOP under Trump, shunning democratic norms and encouraging violence

by Julian Borger
The Guardian, Oct. 26, 2020

The Republican party has become dramatically more illiberal in the past two decades and now more closely resembles ruling parties in autocratic societies than its former centre-right equivalents in Europe, according to a new international study.

In a significant shift since 2000, the GOP has taken to demonising and encouraging violence against its opponents, adopting attitudes and tactics comparable to ruling nationalist parties in Hungary, India, Poland and Turkey.

The shift has both led to and been driven by the rise of Donald Trump.

By contrast the Democratic party has changed little in its attachment to democratic norms, and in that regard has remained similar to centre-right and centre-left parties in western Europe. Their principal difference is the approach to the economy.

The new study, the largest ever of its kind, was carried out by the V-Dem Institute at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, using newly developed methods to measure and quantify the health of the world’s democracies at a time when authoritarianism is on the rise.


October 25, 2020

Turd Mentality

“We're not going to control the pandemic .” — Mark Meadows

Which explains the 10 months of inaction, distraction, disinformation and criminal gross dereliction of duty.

“Duh. I dunno what to do. Dah. So I won’t do anything.“ — Sounds inside Mango Caligula’s head.

October 21, 2020

The caption seems to work for every New Yorker cartoon.

“Jeffrey Toobin took his dick out on a Zoom call.”

October 21, 2020

Unique Time


"Let us, then, say that this is the gift of Memory, the mother of the Muses, and that whenever we wish to remember anything we see or hear or think of in our own minds, we hold this wax under the perceptions and thoughts and imprint them upon it, just as we make impressions from seal rings; and whatever is imprinted we remember and know as long as its image lasts, but whatever is rubbed out or [191e] cannot be imprinted we forget and do not know.


Thank you for sharing, malaise!

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