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Sunday, May 20, 2018

O What A Tangled Web We Weave


When First We Practise To Deceive!





UPDATED 05/20/2018 VanityFair, As Mueller Closes In, Trump's Allies Urge Him To Go Nuclear On The F.B.I. and NYT, Trump Demands Inquiry Into Whether Justice Dept. ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign and WP, Trump Says He Will Call For Justice Department To Probe Whether FBI Surveilled His Campaign For ‘Political Purposes’

...in a year the rectum-rambling from our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. have gone from..."Just found out that Obama had my wires tapped"...to...our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. re-quoting assertions "'they' are out to frame Donald Trump"...presumably "they" somehow traces back to Obama...

...don't forget to laugh...





UPDATED 05/20/2018 Reuters, Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal without U.S

...the EU et al. to stabilize global governance while some of our citizens (62,984,825)♠ work through their unexplained preference for vindictive white racist nationalistic governance by the rectum-ramblings of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...

...don't forget to laugh...









♠ Of course all voters in November 2016 had imperfect information about the fitness, stability, wellness, and balance of our increasingly unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its startling propensity for vindictiveness and white racist nationalistic governance...in fact some voters proudly claimed the appellation or epithet, "basket of deplorables".

UPDATED 05/18/2018 Reuters, Exclusive: Manafort's Former Son-in-law Cuts Plea Deal, to Cooperate with Government - Sources☭☭ and Reuters, Senate Panel Reveals Details from Trump Tower Meeting Probe and NYT, Here’s Your Unclassified Briefing on Secret Government Code Names and NewYorker, Missing Files Motivated the Leak of Michael Cohen’s Financial Records and WP, Mueller Investigation Enters Year Two: What Comes Next—And How It Could End and WP, Thousands of Pages of Congressional Testimony Shed Light on 2016 Trump Tower Meeting and WP, Russia Favored Trump in 2016, Senate Panel Says, Breaking with House GOP and WP, U.S. Judge Refuses to Dismiss Paul Manafort Charges in D.C., Clearing Way for Trial [ United States v. Manafort;  No. 17-0201-01 (ABJ); Opinion and Order] and AP, Judge: Special Counsel Had Authority to Prosecute Manafort and NYT, Tantalizing Testimony From a Top Trump Aide Sets Off a Search for Proof and NYT, Thousands of Pages of Documents on Trump Tower Meeting Are Released and NYT, A Secret Mission, a Code Name and Anxiety: Inside the Early Days of the F.B.I.’s Trump Investigation and Senate, Preliminary Findings About Trump Campaign’s Effort to Obtain Incriminating Information on Secretary Clinton from Russia at Trump Tower Meeting
"...Finally, the case did not arise in a vacuum, and the Special Counsel did not create his own job description. He was appointed to take over an existing investigation, and it appears from the chronology and the written record that the matters contained in the Superseding Indictment were already a part of the ongoing inquiry that was lawfully transferred to the Special Counsel by the Department of Justice in May of 2017. More important, the Acting Attorney General has confirmed in writing that he assigned the Special Counsel the specific responsibility to investigate the very allegations that comprise the Superseding Indictment..." DC District Court, 17-0201-01 (still awaiting ruling in the twin case from federal judge TS Ellis III)
...mostly a restatement of information already in the public domain after the year-long efforts by our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s to create a "circus of collusion confusion" narrative about the ongoing "witch hunt" based on "fake news", which others typically call an investigation into Russia's 2016 presidential election meddling... (Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Hearings - unfortunately many of these hearings are "closed")

...for the latest rectum-ramblings☭ of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s about the year-long (seems like a decade) "witch hunt" and "fake new" see Twitter account...
"...Congratulations America, we are now into the second year of the greatest Witch Hunt in American History...Despite the disgusting, illegal and unwarranted Witch Hunt, we have had the most successful first 17 month Administration in U.S. history - by far!..."
...this lamentable day in our nation's history it's difficult to imagine our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. reading anything, even the children's book Witch Catcher...


...imagining our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. reading history...well that is about as likely as our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. speaking without lying...

...here's an AP summary on this dubious anniversary of investigating our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...


...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Orders Replica Nobel Peace Prize to Display on His Desk...one wonders why our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. needs another four years to keep America great after having made America great again...












☭☭ ...bankruptcy trustee Thomas Casey is challenging Manafort's characterization of debt (loan vs equity) related to his former son-in-law's failed house flipping efforts...an indication of just how comprehensive the investigation into our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is...

☭ ...below are some rectitude-ramblings that clash with our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s rectum-ramblings...(Atlantic, ‘Without Personal Honor There Is No Leadership’)...


...well, that may explain a lot about our arrival at this lamentable day in our nation's history...just a reminder, you get the leadership that you'll tolerate or that 62,984,825 of your citizens will vote for...on this lamentable day in our nation's history leaks have been a godsend...

UPDATED 05/15/2018 NYT, Our Addiction to Trump and WSJ, How to Stop Vladimir Putin’s Mafia

WSJ, How to Stop Vladimir Putin’s Mafia
(must we wait for the elephant to replace the bear?)

...the negative implications of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. occupying our Executive Office of the Presidency of the United States are significant...we are fortunate that our citizenry is "addicted" to its intense media coverage☭ and are clearly signalling a vehement opposition to our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...next time thugs and obsequious acolytes take control of our Executive Office of the Presidency of the United States they may lack the conspicuous cluelessness of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...

...don't forget to laugh...










☭ But for the intense media coverage, vehement opposition of our citizenry, senate investigation, counter-intelligence investigation, and special counsel's investigation our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s "fixer" (under investigation by USASDNY) would likely be pitching ZTE and Google (make sense of these two articles?)  on the need to "contribute" to Essential Consultants, joining "contributors" likes AT&T, Novartis, and Columbus Nova et al. (Atlantic, The Danger of Imitating Trump).

To profitably monetize the Executive Office of the Presidency of the United States requires a lot of "transactions", the more the better! (UPDATED 05/15/2018 Reuters, Trump Defends Intervention To Help China Telecom Company ZTE and WP, Trump Defends Decision to Revisit Action on Chinese Company) and Vox, Trump Helps Sanctioned Chinese Phone Maker After China Delivers A Big Loan To A Trump Project

UPDATED 05/12/2018 NYMagDailyIntel, Trump Legal-Defense Prep Foiled by Trump’s Inability to Concentrate and WP, In Bid To Reveal Secret Memo, GOP Congressman Plans To Seek Federal Audit of Mueller Probe

..."preparing" our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. for talking with special counsel is an oxymoronic fool's mission...talking to special counsel is not a trumpster's dumpsters☭ rally activity...an inability to concentrate is the least of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s difficulties and deficiencies...

...but some of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s obsequious acolytes are trying to help☭ (some might say interfere) as the special counsel's investigation and others heat up...



...don't forget to laugh...








☭ Our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. shoves around flaming trumpster's dumpsters full of discontent sporadically starting conflagrations, which others work to douse...then there's the captain of the trumpster's dumpsters, Mike Pence, 'oleaginous with a talent for toadyism and an appetite for obsequiousness'...his latest conflagration is an obsequiously obstructionist call to prematurely shutdown the special counsel's investigation...we don't give a sh*t if it takes a decade for the special counsel to complete its investigation...



UPDATED 05/10/2018 Federalist, Trump Looms Large In The First Super Tuesday of 2018 Primaries

...our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its aspiring Republican acolytes easily fit many typology (opportunist, liars, religious, sociopath, narcissist, whacko, criminal, angry, politician, establishment, elite, despondent, confused etc.), but populism or anti-establishment is a stretch...in many cases they idolize the elite and admire existing authority...chanting "fake news" or "deep state" or "neo-conservative" or "we hate government" or "neoliberalism platitudes" or "no taxes" or similar mindless sloganeering is not anti-establishment or anti-elite...especially if the chanters occupy, however precariously, the Executive Office of the President of the United States or senate or house...here are a couple of aspiring Republican acolytes...




...many, if not all of the aspiring Republican acolytes of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. simply parrot dogma, slogans, and diatribes instead of articulating real or realistic policy that will benefit all our citizenry and encourage others to follow our nation through the 21st century...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Considering Pulling U.S. Out of Constitution





UPDATED 05/11/2018 WP, AT&T CEO: Hiring Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Was ‘A Big Mistake’  [just another example of our industrialists' unconstrained and rapacious behavior] and WP, Russia-linked Company That Hired Michael Cohen Registered Alt-right Websites During Election and NYT, How Michael Cohen, Denied Job in White House, Was Seen as Its Gatekeeper and NYT, Firm Tied to Russian Oligarch Made Payments to Michael Cohen and NYT, Viktor Vekselberg, Russian Billionaire, Was Questioned by Mueller’s Investigators




...how long will the obsequious Republican acolytes in congress (some might say accessories or accomplices or aiders and abettors) abandon our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...but how can they abandon our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. when it's so "right" on tax breaks for the wealthy, impeding women's rights, gutting healthcare, cutting spending on carbon abatement, elimination of environmental regulations, federalist dogma, "conservative" judicial nominations, increased defense spending, "muscular diplomacy" (see increased defense spending), and etc...

...who needs disinformation, misinformation, or mimetic warfare☭ when your nation is commandeer by our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its obsequious Republican acolytes in congress...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Removes Giuliani from Legal Team by Naming Him New White House Doctor












☭ Senate report on Russian Targeting of Election Infrastructure During the 2016 Election:
Summary of Initial Findings and Recommendations has been recently release ahead of 2018 midterm elections.

UPDATED 05/04/2018 WP, Giuliani: Trump Repaid Attorney Cohen for Stormy Daniels Settlement and NYT, Giuliani Appears to Veer Off Script. A Furor Follows and NYT, Giuliani Says Trump Repaid Cohen for Stormy Daniels Hush Money and NYT, Trump Adds Clinton Impeachment Lawyer, Bracing for a Fight on Multiple Fronts and NYMag, In One Hannity Interview, Giuliani Blew Up Trump’s Arguments in 3 Legal Cases and NYMag, Paul Ryan Warns If Republicans Lose House, Cover-ups Will End and WP, What is Trump Threatening To Do To The Justice Department, Exactly? and ChicagoTribune, Trump Escalates GOP's Clash With Justice Department and Reuters, U.S. Judge[Ellis, Thomas Selby III]Questions Special Counsel's Powers in Manafort Case


...you cannot make this stuff up...a Republican house speaker on his way out the door warning that failure to re-elect the obsequious congressional acolytes of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. will result in gridlock and subpoenas...meanwhile our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s "new" legal lineup says our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is immune to subpoenas...by which they likely mean he'll survive a special counsel subpoena if the Republican house speaker's warning is successfully embraced...it is difficult to puzzle out if our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s  "new" legal lineup is coordinating a confessional or wake or as is highly likely, both...

...even Jesus, who our religious zealots say turned water into wine, would warn that 2018 and 2020 are unlikely good years for collecting wine...not even Jesus or illusionist could conserve credibility where none before existed...maybe some magic involving a dunking chair is possible...


...unsurprisingly federal judge Ellis, a passionate peruser of national security information, invites the intelligence community to share with him the undisclosed information from Rosenstein's August 02, 2017 redacted authorization of Special Counsel Mueller, which Ellis implies does not include authorization to investigate and charge Manafort with bank fraud...unsurprisingly Manafort, Putin, and our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. would like to understand the basis for "referring our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s personal lawyer Cohen to the USAO, New York Southern District while extending Special Counsel Mueller's remit for Manafort...the well respected federal judge is highly likely incorrect when he speculates that the difference is primarily explained by special counsel's arm twisting to reach our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al via Manafort...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Mueller Reportedly Considering Appropriate Thank-You Gift for Giuliani...




UPDATED 05/02/2018 NYT, Why Answering Mueller’s Questions Could Be a Minefield for Trump  and WP, Mueller Raised Possibility of Presidential Subpoena in Meeting with Trump’s Legal Team and NYT, Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction and NYT, Lawyer Who Was Said to Have Dirt on Clinton Had Closer Ties to Kremlin Than She Let On and NYT, Russian Hacking and Influence in the U.S. Election


...well, one way to resolve an investigation quicker is to leak☭ questions ahead of time indicating the areas of interest to the special counsel's office...maybe our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. will leak☭ its responses to the leaked☭ questions...you know to get this "matter" resolved quickly, for the good of the country...our our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. can just "virtuously" tweet its responses...you know to avoid the need to "disgracefully" leak☭ its responses...

...our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s "legal team" can just stipulate that it is impossible for our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. to talk without lying...then use their stipulation to argue, at the Supreme Court that subpoenaing our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s testimony is unfair...not to mention interfering with tweet-time and golfing...

...with some luck obstruction charges will "land" in time for our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its acolytes to use as "re-election evidence" of a deep state's conspiracy to prevent our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. from draining the swamp and maintain control...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Deletes Nine Tweets While Attempting to Spell “Subpoena” and NewYorkerSatire, Americans Startled by Spectacle of President Who Can Speak English...















☭ Our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is "Exhibit A" in the case for why all nations need leaks, leakers, and leaking.

UPDATED 05/03/2018 Economist, The Wolf at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and  NYTOp, Michelle Wolf Did What Comedians Are Supposed to Do and Atlantic, Michelle Wolf Does Unto the White House as It Has Done Unto Others and NewYorker, How Michelle Wolf Blasted Open the Fictions of Journalism in the Age of Trump and NewYorker, Michelle Wolf and the Pseudo-Event of the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

...really, apologize for a clever comedian's ribald censure of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its obsequious acolytes...they must apologize to a citizenry forced to endure our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s constant vulgarity, perhaps for six more years!!!...

...it does not matter whether spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders (aka Auntie Lydia) is attractive or ugly, what matters is that she is a proven, avid, and habitual liar in support of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...oh, did I forget to mention shameless, too...

...kudos to Michelle Wolf...evidently it's not just being relatively poor that "gets to our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al., it's criticism delivered as comedy, too...the fact that she is female probably has nothing to do with it...

...who could have guessed that a sociopath or narcissist would cringe under a comedian's comedic criticism...our nation is fortunate that the comedian is a female...her voice has been heard loud and clear...silence, shame or "shut up", yourself...

...the irony† of the our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its obsequious acolytes' criticizing Michelle Wolf's caustic comedy is precious...

...the beauty of irony† is boundless...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, N.R.A. Gun Ban During Pence’s Speech Leaves Him Vulnerable to Bear Attack, DeVos Warns





† Today is the birthday of George Washington's presidency, it has been 229 years since George Washington, our first president guided our nation through much more tumultuous times...unfortunately, our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is no George Washington.

It seems useful to recall a few words, which Washington spoke to Army officers on 15 March 1783 (Newburg Address)... as they discussed whether mutiny, as anonymously advocated, was the right method for pressuring Congress to give their expected pay and pension...Washington urged freedom of speech and reason, reminding the soldiers that was their mission.
"...With respect to the advice given by the Author—to suspect the Man, who shall recommend moderate measures and longer forbearance—I spurn it—as every Man, who regards that liberty, & reveres that Justice for which we contend, undoubtedly must—for if Men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind; reason is of no use to us—the freedom of Speech may be taken away—and, dumb & silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter..."
Kudos to White House Correspondents' Association for selecting a cleverly caustic comedian who happens to be female, but more importantly highly unlikely to ever be led silently to slaughter!

UPDATED 04/29/2018 WP, House Intelligence Committee Republicans Release Final Russia [Redacted] Report and NYT, Republicans on House Intelligence Panel Absolve Trump Campaign in Russian Meddling

...the House Intelligence Committee majority's prevaricating "final report" or clarifying minority report are not the last words about the conduct of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and Russia's active measures campaign to impermissibly or illegally influence the 2016 Presidential Election...

...we can expect much more obfuscation by our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and its Republican allies...

...don't forget to laugh...


...really!, a furor over a funny ribald female comedian...she's refreshing reflecting the tragic, but funny and entertaining tragicomedy our nation is enduring, while our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. pretends to audition for the role of Führer...

...we daily, if not hourly endure our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. references to: Washington as an overflowing swamp; other countries called shit holes; proclamations of the press as the enemy of the people; all ways of lurid and pornographic pussy grabbing; professional pathological lying; promotion of racism and misogyny;  propaganda, misinformation, and disinformation pitches (some might say gaslighting, a term often used by mental health professionals when discussing mental manipulation of others by sociopaths and narcissists)...

...maybe after the cringers, wannabe Führers, and their supporters stop covering their nose and mouth with their hand to suppress their laughter they'll express furor over our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. and those perpetuating and profiting from it?...



LateShow, Profiles In Discourage: Foster Friess Says The Rich Should 'Self-Tax'


...why did Rupert Murdoch's "useful idiots" want to hang up on Rupert Murdoch's cash cow useful idiot our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. when it was monopolizing our airwaves for a ~30 minute broadcast of propaganda, misinformation and disinformation about not being a Russian useful idiot...concern about "equal time" for a not so useful idiot rebuttal...?

UPDATED 04/27/2018 USAToday, Senate Panel Approves Bipartisan Bill to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from Firing and NYT, Trump Says Cohen’s Legal Troubles Do Not Involve Him and NYT, Michael Cohen to Take Fifth Amendment in Stormy Daniels Lawsuit and Atlantic, Donald From D.C. Calls in to Fox and Friends

...our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. has accomplished the near impossible...stimulate a nation's yearning for those nostalgic days when lying about oral sex outside the oval office study aroused impeachment...

...more rectum-ramblings from our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...


...don't forget to laugh...







UPDATED 05/03/2018 Twitter, ...more rectum-ramblings from our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al., which can sensibly be ignored, with high confidence that any negative impacts on our citizenry, nation, and global community are thereby minimized...the presidential playpen containing our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is holding, in spite of the periodic twitter tantrums, occasional airborne crayon, duckie, alphabet block, ball etc. and decreasing adult supervision or oversight...memo to national archives, 62,984,825 of our citizens voted for our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...perhaps not anticipating the need for 24/7 daycare...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Hires Only Lawyer in U.S. with Fewer Clients Than Michael Cohen and NewYorkerSatire, Bezos Says That When Pee Tape Is Released It Will Be Free for All Amazon Prime Members...

DailyShow, A Deep Dive into the "Raw Water" Craze

...wonder if it's inaccurate or unscientific to claim that the "raw water" craze explains some of the 62 million votes for our  unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...

...ok if it's not "raw water" how about "status threat", so concludes this National Academy of Sciences study analyzing the narrative for the 2016 election vote: Status threat, Not Economic Hardship, Explains the 2016 Presidential Vote (pdf) (online version)






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UPDATED 04/24/2018 Reuters, Democrats Sue Russia, Trump Campaign for Alleged 2016 Election Conspiracy and Justia, Democratic National Committee v. The Russian Federation et al. (how about a lawsuit against Facebook, Cambridge Analytica et al.?†) and NYT, Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit and Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New LawsuitWP, The leaked Comey Memos Just Blew Up in Trump’s Face and NYT, Declassified, Redacted Leaked Comey Memos to File


and WP, Trump Lied to me About His Wealth to Get Onto the Forbes 400: Here Are the Tapes and WP, Democratic Party Files Lawsuit Alleging Russia, the Trump Campaign and WikiLeaks Conspired to Disrupt the 2016 Campaign and WP, Giuliani Says He Is Joining Trump’s Legal Team To ‘Negotiate An End’ To Mueller Probe and WP, The First Domino Just Fell After The Michael Cohen Raid and NYT, Giuliani to Join Trump’s Legal Team

...it is risible that our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is truth telling...the damage our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. Republican Party, and supporters have inflicted on our nation and continues to inflict on our nation is beyond monetary measure...in addition to monetary damages our Supreme Court of the United States must annul the United States Presidential Election of 2016 as an intentional fraud inflicted on our nation (seek help from Kenya's Supreme Court, if necessary: WP, Kenya’s Supreme Court: Here’s Why We Annulled the Results of the Presidential Election. It Was A Mess. )...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Mueller Says That Until Yesterday He Had Almost Forgotten to Investigate Giuliani











† There are huge differences between disruptive, destructive, and grossly negligent usage of technology. We can expect more ineffectual congressional hearings, frivolous mea culpa, and massive privacy intrusions until Facebook is routinely constrained with regulation and billion dollar fines. ( EU, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and FTC, FTC Approves [2012] Final Settlement With Facebook; and Hill, Privacy Group Sues FTC for Records on Facebook's Privacy Program; and Wired, Facebook is Steering Users Away from Privacy Protections; and Guardian, Cambridge University Rejected Facebook Study Over 'Deceptive' Privacy Standards)

Contrary to libertarian dogma, which is a hodgepodge of Austrian classical liberalism (Hayek and von Mises), and the notions of Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand, capitalism requires regulations (constraints) to thrive (some might say survive).


UPDATED 04/18/2018 NYT, Judge Says Trump and Cohen Can’t Yet Review Materials Seized by F.B.I. and NYT, Colbert Revels in News of a Connection Between Hannity and Cohen and NYT, Sean Hannity Is Named as Client of Michael Cohen, Trump’s Lawyer

Ironically, the purveyors of "fake-news" must keep up credibility among those consuming their "fake-news"—not so among those already disdainful of "fake-news" and its purveyors, there's no credibility to maintain. The beauty of irony is boundless!

Unsurprisingly, our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. has the same problem!

...don't forget to laugh...




UPDATED 04/16/2018 WP, Dozens of Evangelical Leaders Meet to Discuss How Trump Era Has Unleashed ‘Grotesque Caricature’ Their Faith and CP, Tim Keller, 50 Other Leaders to Discuss Future of Evangelical Identity at Invite-Only Meeting

Jesus would be impressed with such Machiavellian evangelical efforts—a bit like the dutch caricature of the still smoldering suicide bombers (i.e. self-immolators) being told at heaven's gate that the virgins have run out!


Our religious zealots have the same problem as the Republican Party and white supremacists, they've self-immolated along side our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.


...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire: Nation Shocked to Learn of Possible Bias at Fox News and Melania Says Comey’s Book Not as Mean as the One She Is Writing and Hannity Says He Totally Forgot Michael Cohen Was His Lawyer When He Criticized F.B.I. Raid On His Office...

 





...yes we've endured our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al., white supremacist, and evangelical pathological drivel for over a year..."god" must be punishing us for [fill-in your favorite "sin"]...
 
UPDATED 04/19/2018 WP, Michael Cohen’s Visiting Prague Would Be A Huge Development In The Russia Investigation and MCClatchy, Sources: Mueller Has Evidence Cohen Was in Prague in 2016, Confirming Part of Dossier and NYT, Trump Sees Inquiry Into Cohen as Greater Threat Than Mueller and Vox, Why The Question of Whether Michael Cohen Visited Prague is Massively Important for Donald Trump and NYT, R.N.C. Official Who Agreed to Pay Playboy Model $1.6 Million Resigns and NYT, Before Learning of Raid, Trump’s Legal Team Convened to Discuss Mueller Interview and Reuters, TrumpNow Less Likely To Sit for Mueller Interview: Sources and CBSNCBSN, Trump Asks Ally To Go On TV and Call for Mueller's Firing, Trump Asks Ally To Go On TV and Call for Mueller's Firing and NYMagIntelligencer, Will Trump Actually Fire Mueller, Rosenstein, or Sessions? and NYT, James Comey Has a Story to Tell. It’s Very Persuasive. (Book Review) and Time, Donald Trump Relied on Michael Cohen to Weather the Storm. Now The President Is On His Own and NYT, Comey’s Memoir Offers Visceral Details on a President ‘Untethered to Truth’ and Atlantic, Firing Rosenstein Won’t Save Trump...
 
Time
...really, this is the best the Republican Party and its "elites" have to offer our nation and its citizenry...an unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. who couldn't tell the truth if our nation depended on it and has more in common with mob bosses, oligarchs, and white racist psychopaths chanting "Jews will not replace us" than President of the United States...


...that said, what a beautiful opportunity our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al., its supporters, and the Republican Party has provided to re-right America, as opposed to destroying it by trying to re-white it...

...hey Dershowitz, how you doing on that appellate brief arguing for our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. that the search of personal attorney Cohen's structures violates our Constitution?...you know, the Constitution our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. rightly view as a "big beautiful wall" to authoritarian rule by white supremacists or others...which our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. simultaneously view as a shield (also, Reuters, Trump attorney Michael Cohen Under Criminal Investigation: Court Filing) for wrong doing and toilet paper?...


...impeachment seems like an inadequate remedy for a democratic nation subjected to our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al...is it possible to annul the United States Presidential Election of 2016 and by extension official acts?...our nation can then publicly build a "big beautiful wall" on the National Mall explaining, in detail, to the world, why America has no 45th President of the United States...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Amazon Apologizes for Shipping Ten Thousand Copies of Comey’s Book to White House












UPDATED 04/13/2018 NYT, ‘Special Units’ in Russia Were Trained in Ways of Skripal Attack, U.K. Says and UKGOV, Sir Mark Sedwill KCMG, National Security Adviser, Letter To NATO Secretary

[praises Ukraine's efforts to neutralize hybrid or asymmetric or memetic warfare]

and Guardian, GCHQ chief Condemns ‘Reckless’ Kremlin Over Salisbury Attack and Guardian, Novichok Used in Spy Poisoning, Chemical Weapons Watchdog Confirms and RFER, OPCW Inspectors Confirm U.K. Findings In Spy Poisoning and OPCW, Summary of the Report on Activities Carried Out In Support Of A Request For Technical Assistance By The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland and UKGov, Salisbury incident: Foreign Secretary Statement on OPCW [Salisbury Novichok Poisoning] Report


Publicly release OPCW's full unrestricted report. Russia's assertion that it will not accept OPCW's final report (or responsibility) unless given access to the Russian assassins' targets is not relevant.

It seem useful to remind ourselves that our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. is or was† an adoring sycophant of Russia's kleptocratic strongman and despotic assassin flattery.

...don't forget to laugh...






† Recently our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. has erratically taunted Russia's kleptocratic strongman and despotic assassin. Strongmen competition or declining adoration or distraction or ?



The rectum-ramblings of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. will likely continue with increased incoherence and amplification for purposes, which are still poorly understood...

... governance is not one of those purposes...

...the FCC should block Sinclair's application to acquire (merger) part of Tribune Media Company...additionally, the FCC should consider whether the Sinclair Broadcast Group should hold any public broadcast licenses...










† Our Congress must pass legislation to make clear that each user of any "social media platform" own all their collected data, which is licensable.

It is impossible to treat data security and privacy more cavalierly than our NSA, that is until Facebook. Facebook is an "idealistic and optimistic company" with a history of grossly irresponsible behavior. Committee members seem as uninformed fools pleading with the young CEO and his billionaire backers to change [insert your favorite plea].

Congress can spent the next decade pleading [and taking bribes "campaign contributions" from] with a grossly irresponsible Facebook, a big data brokerage, to self-regulation and increase user data privacy or it can create one or more open source competitors. Competitors which do not collect or share user data beyond that needed to optimally keep up and run the "social media platform".


UPDATED 04/08/2018 NYT, Mueller Said Last Month Trump Not a Criminal Target 'at This Point': Washington Post


It is unclear why our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. would suppose that a special counsel would name our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. a "target" in an investigation before interviewing our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.?

...don't forget to laugh...




UPDATED 04/04/2018 TheConcourse, How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media and WP, Trump Said Sinclair ‘Is Far Superior To CNN.’ What We Know About The Conservative Media Giant and NYT, Sinclair Made Dozens of Local News Anchors Recite the Same Script and Vox, Sinclair, the pro-Trump, Conservative Company Taking Over Local News, Explained

What a googol (10100 ) opportunity to clearly choose between amplification of repeatedly regurgitated rectum-rambling from our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. or a liberal democracy; you cannot simultaneously choose both an illiberal (i.e Russia, at best) and liberal (i.e. America) democracy.


Simultaneously sending both Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI)† and our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. into bankruptcy would clearly communicate a choice! (NYT, With Sinclair, We Have Trump TV. America Doesn’t Need More)

† Sinclair is currently seeking FCC approval to transfer control of Tribune Media Company to Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., MB  [Docket No. 17-179]. The application has been paused by the FCC.


...don't forget to laugh...



UPDATED 04/02/2018 Vox, Here Are 6 of the Most Bizarre Things Trump Said in His Infrastructure Speech and Independent, All of the Advertisers That Have Dropped Laura Ingraham's Fox News Show Since She Mocked Parkland School Shooting Survivor  and Reuters, Mueller Probing Russia Contacts at Republican Convention: Sources

...more repeatedly regurgitated rectum-rambling from our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. for those capable of tolerating repeatedly regurgitated rectum-ramblings...others must temporarily wear a biohazard suit while taking comfort in the fact that most cherish our First Amendment and do not abuse it...at some point even our businesses, billionaires, and tolerant will sicken...

...think of it as a gambling game that businesses and billionaires routinely play...one side "shorts" America the other goes "long" and then both sides do whatever it takes to win...ironically our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al., which now includes a direct link to Russia (see below graph of network nodes) have "shorted" America...the beauty of irony is boundless...

..."...Bullshit is unavoidable whenever circumstances require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about. Thus the production of bullshit is stimulated whenever a person’s obligations or opportunities to speak about some topic are more excessive than his knowledge of the facts that are relevant to that topic..." --On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt--...
...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Fired Trump Staffers Hold Reunion






The tangled web and lies of our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. are being slowly untangled.

...don't forget to laugh...






Originally Published March 28, 2018; Last Updated May 20, 2018; Last Republished May 20, 2018