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Papadopoulos & Trump: A Very Bad Spy Spoof

Coming under the heading of “Say what?” We learned recently, via an article by Josh Meyer in Politico, that George Papadopoulos told a Greek newspaper last year that he had very close connections with the Donald Trump campaign, and that Trump himself basically offered him his choice of any important job he wanted in the…

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Hugging … and …

By Peter H. Salus On Wednesday, 22 November, I read that John Lasseter, one of the founders of Pixar, had stepped down after “missteps” with staff.  I’m not taken aback.  Thirty years ago, John was a hugger.  (Unlike the Hollywood standard air-kisser or the ordinary hand-shaker.)  I was a recipient in late 1986, after the…

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Trump Says He Shoulda Let ‘Em Rot

Okay, coming under the heading of “No one is the least little bit surprised.” It seems that Drumpf shot off his mouth big time about the basketball players who got caught shoplifting in China. He took credit for their release, but now LaVar Ball, the father of one of the three, is saying that he…

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Trumpsters Destroying IRS

Coming under the general heading of “Oh…f*cking…hell” we learn today that the Drumspters seem to be dismantling the IRS. In a disturbing piece in Politico, The IRS Is Building a Safe to Hold Trump’s Tax Returns, Michael Grunwald interviews retiring IRS commissioner John Koskinen. Koskinen reveals (sort of between the lines) the lengths to which…

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Trump Skips Meeting With Nobel Recipients

By Michael Jay Tucker So last week we learned that Donald Trump is refusing to meet with the American scholars, scientists, and researchers who won this year’s Nobel Prize. It had been a long-standing tradition that the President would invite such individuals for a quiet little get-together to celebrate their achievements (and advertise American intellectual…

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Trumpsters Want to Kill Anyone, Anywhere

From the “Building Terminators” file… Andrew Rudalevige, the Thomas Brackett Reed Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, has a truly fascinating (and terrifying) column in The Washington Post this week. In Here’s why the Trump administration may actually want Congress to pass a new authorization for military force he looks at the Orange Administrator’s current…

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Medical Examiners Need To Be Examined

By @BossBird17 Disability medical examiners suck, but I never thought they’d suck this much. In a heartbreaking article in the Daily Record, “Disabled gran made desperate suicide attempt over fears brutal DWP cuts would make her homeless”, Sally Hind describes the barbaric treatment of a disabled sixty-year-old in Scotland by an ethically challenged medical examiner.…

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“My Country, ’tis of thee,”

By Burton Gretzinger What the fuck does that even mean, anymore, and who the fuck is “thee”? When you read down through the rest of the lyrics of the song (also known as “America”, but mostly called by its first line, “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee”), the persona of “thee” seems to be America, itself.…

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Après Trump, le déluge

By Michael Jay Tucker Just  a short time ago (November 7, to be exact) Think Progress ran an extremely troubling article. In White House admits Trump climate policies will destroy all U.S. coastal property, Joe Romm noted that the Administration’s own recently released climate-change report openly confessed that global warming is real, and that, perhaps…

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We’re Looking For A Few Good Reads…

Lots of interesting stuff on the web this week. Check out: The Rot Inside the Republican Party, Rupert Murdoch’s media properties are helping to drive the right wing’s moral decay by Eric Alterman in the Nation. In a very thoughtful piece, Alterman notes that the Trumpists and Murdoch are aiding and abetting the GOP moral…

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