Friday, September 20, 2019

Senior Adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister: Trump Is ‘Looking for Kompromat’ to Discredit Biden and Avenge Manafort

Senior Adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister: Trump Is ‘Looking for Kompromat’ to Discredit Biden and Avenge Manafort
The last couple of days in the news have focused, in no small part, on a whistleblower complaint that reportedly concerned a troubling  “promise” that President Donald Trump made to a foreign leader. The Washington Post was the first to the story on Wednesday, and they advanced it on Thursday by saying that the complaint involves Ukraine. Now, on the heels of a Rudy Giuliani roller coaster to remember, the Daily Beast is reporting on Friday that a “senior adviser to [Ukraine’s] interior minister” said Ukraine is ready to investigate Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden if the Trump Administration makes an “official request.”

No one could have predicted that the guy who literally asked Russia to interfere in 2016 and GOT AWAY WITH IT would literally ask Ukraine to interfere in 2020 BECAUSE FOR F-CK'S SAKE WHY WOULDN'T HE SINCE HE WASN'T HELD ACCOUNTABLE THE FIRST TIME, I mean this isn't rocket science. - Jeff Tiedrich

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam Trump

The president asked a foreign power to help him win an election.

Again. - Hillary Clinton 

Thank You All!
Hundreds of thousands of protesters — from Australia to Thailand to London — joined Global Climate Strike marches and rallies worldwide Friday to express their concern about climate change.
While supporters of all ages are turning out, the day was billed as a walkout by high school students to call on world leaders to step up their efforts against carbon emissions and other environmental issues. 

I'd Rather Know What Dan Coats Knows and When He Knew It
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) called on acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire on Friday to release the contents of a whistleblower complaint centering on President Trump's contact with a foreign leader to Congress.

It’s f-cking amazing that trump sat there talking about the importance of military restraint and not a single person thought to ask about the 30 Afghan civilians we killed in a drone strike this week. - Adam Parkhomenko

Republican Shenanigans

Australian journalist turns to me after Oval Office press avail: “Is it always like this?” - Vivian Salama, Wall Street Journal

Trump Threatens Universities' Funding Over Religion. Wait? What?
The Trump administration is pressuring the University of North Carolina and Duke University to revise their joint Middle East studies program or risk federal funding.
The Education Department wrote in an Aug. 29 letter to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies that the program disproportionately portrays "the positive aspects of Islam."

Remember when John Bolton said he would have his say ‘in due course’? Right about now would be good...- Susan Glasser


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Instead of abandoning a sinking ship, the rats of the Republican Party are putting on little sailor hats and convincing themselves that their mentally unstable captain can keep it afloat. - Middle Age Riot

Rock The Voter News

“If the President has done what has been alleged, then he is stepping into a dangerous minefield with serious repercussions for his Administration and our democracy.” - Speaker Pelosi

Walmart Stops Selling E-Cigarettes, But Guns Are Still Readily Available!
Walmart, America's largest retailer, said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows.
"Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam's Club U.S. locations...

We’re going to ban military-style assault rifles in Canada. - Justin Trudeau


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Business/Tech News

The president is a mob boss. He’s always been a mob boss. Did anyone think extortion was going to be somehow off limits now that he’s president? - Claude Taylor

Attorneys General: Start Your Engines!
A coalition of state attorneys general are suing the Trump administration over the federal government's decision to revoke California's authority to set vehicle emission standards, granted under the Obama administration.
In a press release announcing the lawsuit on Friday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) announced that the 24 states involved would challenge the joint decision from the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency to revoke California's waiver, under which the state adopted tighter emissions standards than the federal government.

The latest charge against Mrs. Clinton was reported by Fox host Sean Hannity, who said that the evidence of her role in the Lincoln assassination came mainly in the form of e-mails. - Andy  Borowitz



Odd News

Time To Deflate Photo

This is the road that leads to my casa and that is Chachi my "grandson" using my birthday gift, a chain saw, to cut some firewood. Oh, and to the right is a patch of zucchini. That is Wini, Luna's best friend since they were puppies.


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