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No Respect

“Respect My Authoritah!” Can’t you see? I’m easily bothered by persistence One step from lashing out at you You want in to get under my skin and call yourself a friend I’ve got more friends like you, what do I do? Is there no standard anymore? What it takes, who I am, where I’ve been, …

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A “Smoking Gun”

“No Collusion. No Collusion.” Well, first of all it’s not “Collusion”, it’s conspiracy to commit a Felony, or rather several of them, by a Criminal Enterprise. These people should be charged under RICO like the Mafiosi they are (sure, it’s The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight– doesn’t matter, still crimes). Second- there’s already a mountain …

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Spying

You think I was going to talk about the FBI Informant? It’s not a story. Ok, briefly. This guy, whoever he is, is just like thousands of other FBI informants. He knows a person who is an FBI Agent (or more rarely is specifically recruited because of specialized knowledge or access) and he works at …

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Season Finale

That’s it for Saturday Night Live this year. I suppose they’ll be back again in early September, maybe late August. It’s always sucked ever since the original crew (minus Chevy Chase, plus Bill Murray) left in 1980 but this year didn’t suck as badly as most. The criticism of Trump & Co. was scathing and …

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Italeave

If you’re a fan of the Euro and the European currency union you have a very flawed concept of what money is and the effects of Neo Liberal economic policy on income distribution, though I suppose you could argue that one cow token is just as good as another and the pocket it’s in doesn’t …

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Our New Torturer-in-Chief

Democratic Quislings including especially Mark Warner, Sellout from Virginia, are hiding behind the fig leaf that she finally said, after Open AND Closed Door hearings where she declined to answer except for weasel words and Filibusters, in a letter that regarding whether she found torture ineffective and immoral, that it was “wrong” and that she …

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Junior

So yesterday the Senate Intelligence Committee published about 1800 pages of closed door testimony from their hearings (so far, unlike the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, they have not yet issued a bogus, self-contradictory “final” report, supported only by the radical racist and rabidly partisan Republicans, in an attempt to pretend the burgeoning scandal …

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Traitors and Cowards

What’s that drip, drip, drip sound? Call the Plumbers Drain The Swamp Maybe it’s the water Getting to the bottom of it Or maybe it’s this

In the long run…

One of the conveniences of Economics is to assume an infinite span of time. Thus if your particular model is unreflective of current events you can blithely wave the discrepancy away by merely asserting that it simply hasn’t worked yet. While that motivational optimism is helpful on a personal level the fact is that people …

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Our Villagers

People hate you, and they are right to. The servile D.C. media by Ryan Cooper, The Week May 11, 2018 Michael Cohen got what are essentially huge bribes from corporations including AT&T and Novartis, as well as a firm tied closely to a Russian billionaire named Viktor Vekselberg, it was revealed this week. The expectation …

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Blow Out

“Aeeey.” “Try Deeee Mr. Barbarino.” Filibustering Survivor: Segregated Island Boom Kaboom Mr. Kotter! Mr.Kotter! All About The Ratings Incorde hominum est anima legis

Rudy needs a new job.

Well, not quite as expected. Giuliani gets fired by his current law firm, Greenberg Traurig, before Trump has a chance to do it. Giuliani’s Law Firm Undercuts His Statements as They Part Ways By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times May 10, 2018 President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, abruptly …

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