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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Cyber Command Pursues Perfect Citizen

Originally Published August 17, 2010; Last Updated January 16, 2020; Last Republished January 16, 2020:



Cyber Command Pursues Perfect Citizen
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UPDATED 12/05/2016 WH, Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, December 01, 2016, Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy

The commission make a number of recommendations and action items.

UPDATED 06/09/2016 NIST, The Stakeholders Have Spoken: NIST to Refine Cybersecurity Framework
UPDATED 11/03/2015 NSF, Cybersecurity: Tech, Tools, and Training
UPDATED 10/20/2015 NSF, Cybersecurity research looks to guard networks from 'insider threats'
UPDATED 07/03/2013 NIST, Draft Outline of Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure
UPDATED 09/28/2012 NSF, Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
UPDATED 09/07/2010 Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
UPDATED 09/07/2010 GAO, Cybersecurity: Key Challenges Need to Be Addressed to Improve Research and Development (pdf)
Wikipedia, United States Cyber Command




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UPDATED 01/16/2020 USAToday, Speaker Pelosi's Weekly Press Conference and WP, U.S. Cybercom Contemplates Information Warfare to Counter Russian Interference in 2020 Election and Reuters, Ukraine Asks FBI for Help to Probe Suspected Russian Hack of Burisma

...the Speaker calls Facebook's behavior "shameful" and "very abusive"...



...a public announcement consistent with the Washington Post's reporting, if it occurs, is a big deal... the above article provides some information on the growing malignant influences of social media platforms..."wet behind the ears" doesn't begin to describe the "leaders" of these companies or their mostly uninformed users...


...below is an older version with different and more information...


...it's unclear why targeting a malign Putin is "too provocative"...is it any more provocative than using a revised BlackEnergy (BE-n) toolkit to sow chaos in the lives of civilians1 and the infrastructure they depend on?...


UPDATED 09/08/2019 CISA, U.S. Cyber Command Shares 11 New Malware Samples
UPDATED 06/16/2019 NYT, U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid
UPDATED 11/26/2018 DOE, CyberForce Competition
UPDATED 10/05/2018 NAP, Recoverability as a First-Class Security Objective: Proceedings of a Workshop
UPDATED 09/22/2017 Reuters, Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight and ReutersTV, Distrustful U.S. allies force NSA To Retreat In Encryption Row and Improved Differential Cryptanalysis of Round-Reduced Speck (pdf) and The SIMON and SPECK Families of Lightweight Block Ciphers (pdf) and SIMON, SPECK and NISTIR 8114 Slides (pdf) and Notes on the design and analysis of Simon and Speck



UPDATED 06/14/2017 Brookings, Cyber Threats and How the United States Should Prepare and OSD, Final Report of the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Cyber Deterrence


UPDATED 05/23/2017 NYT, Watch Live: Mike Rogers, N.S.A. Director, Testifies


UPDATED 11/19/2016 WP, Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA
UPDATED 10/27/2016 Navy, USNA Breaks Ground at New Cyber Security Studies Center to Prepare Future Navy Cyber Warriors
UPDATED 09/23/2016 Quanta, Hacker-Proof Code Confirmed and DARPA, High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) and 2016 CyLab Partners Conference
"...HACMS will produce a set of publicly available tools integrated into a high-assurance software workbench, which will be widely distributed for use in both the commercial and defense software sectors..."
and CSIS, Deepening U.S.-Australia Cyber Security Cooperation


UPDATED 07/27/2016 CSIS, Webcast Live: Hacking the Skills Shortage (also, NIST, National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework
UPDATED 06/14/2016 Reuters, U.S. sees progress in latest cyber talks with China
UPDATED 02/19/2016 WEST 2016, Panel, Information Warfare: Identifying the Gaps and Seams in Cyber Security and NIST, Cybersecurity “Rosetta Stone” Celebrates Two Years of Success


UPDATED 02/11/2016 WH, The President Meets with his National Security and Cybersecurity Advisors


UPDATED 10/19/2015 NYT, Cybersecurity Firm Says Chinese Hackers Keep Attacking U.S. Companies
UPDATED 09/14/2015 Wired, We’re at Cyberwar: A Global Guide to Nation-State Digital Attacks
UPDATED 08/31/2015 WP, U.S. developing sanctions against China over cyberthefts

...and working to develop international protocols for incorporation into international agreements—no counterattack necessary—just an invoice and current account offset.


UPDATED 08/14/2015 UCTV, The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
UPDATED 07/09/2015 CFR, Strategic Risks of Ambiguity in Cyberspace
UPDATED 07/07/2015 Guardian, Hacking Team hacked: firm sold spying tools to repressive regimes, documents claim and Reuters, Surveillance software maker Hacking Team gets taste of its own medicine and WP, U.S. firm helped the spyware industry build a potent digital weapon for sale overseas and SonS, Hacking Team Is Hacked (includes mirror to leaked documents)  and CL, Open letter to Hacking Team

UPDATED 02/13/2014 WH, Launch of the Cybersecurity Framework
UPDATED 01/31/2014 NYT, N.S.A. Choice Is Navy Expert on Cyberwar and NavyMil, Navy Short Bio Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers

UPDATED 07/03/2013 MoJo, Why the Story on Snowden and the NSA Doesn't Add Up

The President's comment that he won't be "scrambling military jets to go after a 29-year-old hacker" is interesting in the context of this article.

UPDATED 06/09/2013 Guardian, Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks
UPDATED 06/02/2013 NYT, U.S. and China Agree to Hold Regular Talks on Hacking

Unsupported hyperbolic statements by well-meaning Chinese and American generals are distinctly unhelpful and unlikely to motivate an improved bilateral relationship.

UPDATED 03/20/2013 DiscoveryNews, Teens Prepare for Cyberwar
UPDATED 03/12/2013 Time, Hack Attack: China and the U.S. Trade Barbs on Cyberwarfare

UPDATED 01/28/2013 NYT, Pentagon Expanding Cybersecurity Force to Protect Networks Against Attacks
UPDATED 11/14/2012 WP, Obama signs secret directive to help thwart cyberattacks

Classified cybersecurity directive 20 must be publicly published in its entirety—if cybersecurity directive 20 cannot be immediately published in its entirety those asserting its classification must immediately publicly publish a "sanitized version" pending public disclosure of cybersecurity directive 20 in its entirety. (UPDATED 07/03/2013 above Guardian article on Snowden leaks: Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks)


UPDATED 10/29/2010 SFGate, Napolitano: Military to aid civilian cybersecurity.

It will be useful to formally rely on laws and published policies and procedures that guarantee protection against infringement of our civil rights.

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1. ...interested in learning more about Russia's malign hacking activity?...how about Andy Greenberg's latest book, Sandworm? (named after the fictional and rapacious underground worms in Frank Herbert's novel Dune...

....This Is A Finding Of Fact, Unfolding Of The Truth...


...and then a decision will be made and that is a decision that goes beyond me...but we're not dominated by the polls...what we're dominated by are the facts and the truth and I do believe the truth will set us free...there are many things that the president does that are completely out of the question that are not impeachable...and they're about the election...

...but when it comes to violating the Constitution of the United States, as he undermines our national security, jeopardizes the integrity of our elections1, dishonors his own oath of office...that's about impeachment...I really have a real discomfort level of responding to what Republicans say because they are in denial about what has happened in the country... --from the below video interview with Speaker Pelosi--


...the majority in the Senate et al. are behaving like a parent who enters a room to discover their toddler is smearing feces on the wall and joins in hoping to create a Picasso...



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UPDATED 01/16/2020 CSPAN, Senate Impeachment Trial Oaths and NBCNews, Rep. Adam Schiff Read The Articles Of Impeachment To The Senate





..."a republic, if you can keep it"...

...the response most often attributed to the octogenarian and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin when asked what type of government the constitutional convention delegates created...so far so good!!!...

UPDATED 01/15/2020 CSPAN, Speaker Pelosi Announces Impeachment Managers...



...a wonderfully diverse and professional impeachment prosecution team...

UPDATED 01/13/2020 ABCNewsThisWeek, Trump will 'be impeached forever': Pelosi

...kudos to Madame Speaker and those members voting (Final Vote Results Roll Call 695 and 696) to impeach Donald John Trump...


...their votes will forever proudly rebuke the ignominious actions of the conspicuously unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy occupant of the White House, its senate sycophants and any future aspiring wannabe authoritarians...our nation is forever grateful for their principled preference for good governance...more leaders like those voting "Yea" in roll call 695 and 696, please...



...why does "Moscow Mitch" believe that an independent senate impeachment trial will or should conform with a House impeachment?...sycophancy is not a desirable behavior for any senator...sycophancy for the purpose of perpetuating a conspicuously unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy presidency is dangerous and destructive of our nation...

...compare and contrast sycophant and partisan...

01/10/2020 C-SPAN, Limiting Military Action Against Iran, Speaker Pelosi and Newsweek, Iranian Missile System Shot Down Ukraine Flight, Probably by Mistake, Sources Say


...wonder if the "dumb-ass duo" envisioned that their "gunboat diplomacy" and "saber-rattling" could down a civilian airliner, killing all 170+ passengers aboard...of course it's unlikely the "dumb-ass duo" thought an "elephant-walk" (a costly test of war readiness) at Hill AFB could trigger a battlefield SAM site shot...which is precisely the point of  the above war powers limiting concurrent resolution...


UPDATED 01/07/2020 RollCall, Road Ahead: House To Debate Iran War Powers As Impeachment Articles Hold Continues and SpeakerPelosi, Dear Colleague on Introduction of War Powers Resolution

...kudos to the Speaker and House...a set of 535 commanders in chief trumps a dumb-ass duo deciding to go to war while taking Mulligans on the back nine...there are no Mulligans in war...unlike the golf course every shot counts on the battlefield...

...Senator Graham et al. stultify themselves while trying to shield the impeached president's behavior...the real arguments they're  advancing in the highest courts (USCA-DC 19-5331 mp3) and elsewhere are beyond stultifying...there is no executive "prerogative" (maybe counsel means privilege?) to obstruct investigations into criminal behavior (official or unofficial), [remember Nixon]...

...reigning in the out of control executive is long over due...as an aside those who've doubted whether women can govern, let them doubt no more...


 UPDATED 01/16/2020  USAToday, Watchdog: White House budget Office Violated Federal Law by Withholding Ukraine Security Funds and GAO, Office of Management and Budget—Withholding of Ukraine Security Assistance and APMcConnell and Pelosi give no signs of budging on impeachment

...kudos to the Speaker and senate minority leader...Chief Justice John Roberts has a duty to make publicly clear he will not preside over a sham impeachment trial...the idea that he 's there as "eye candy" or a "partisan rubber stamp" is nonsense...

UPDATED 01/02/2020 JustSecurity, Exclusive: Unredacted Ukraine Documents Reveal Extent of Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

...“Clear direction from POTUS to continue to hold [appropriated Ukraine military funding.]”...released redacted email from former Wisconsin GOP cum RAG Party head Michael Duffey who is now a political appointee at the Office of Management and Budget...wonder why the RAG Party senators are ignoring relevant redacted facts?...

...understanding these emails in the context of Ukraine's history and its persistent progress toward autonomy makes impeding current diplomatic efforts more than criminal...of course it's highly unlikely that Duffey et al. know much about Ukraine's long-suffering efforts toward autonomy, inspite of periods of extraordinary cruelty by Russia...

...kudos to President Zelensky on the prisoner exchange, gas contract signing and New Year conversation with Putin...and planning for a future connection to the euro-grid...an event, which will present the "BlackEnergy " hackers w ith new and more dangerous challenges...

UPDATED 12/18/2019 C-SPAN, U.S. House: Debate & Vote on Articles of Impeachment


...digressive diatribes, conspiracy theory, sloganeering or parroting  (SHAM, CIRCUS, WITCH-HUNT, PARTISAN-COUP, ELECTION VENDETTA, SCHIFF SHOW etc.) will not substitute for pertinent facts and evidence...

UPDATED 12/12/2019 C-SPAN, House Judiciary Committee Debates on Articles of Impeachment

 
 ...the only response to any president's failure to recognize Congress's impeachment authority is immediate impeachment. and removal...
...those that think this Executive's response is customary...let them think that no more...

UPDATED 12/10/2019 C-SPAN, Articles of Impeachment and HouseJudiciary, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors (pdf); Article I Abuse of Power and Article II Obstruction of Congress



UPDATED 12/09/2019 C-SPAN, Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment, Report by the Staff of the Committee on the Judiciary and House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Inquiry Evidence Hearing


...so far the House minority's response to overwhelming evidence of impeachable conduct is that the House is partisan and moving too fast...as always history will judge...meantime all future presidents will know that asking for, accepting or coercing foreign electoral help will result in their swift impeachment, even when that president tries to blockade all evidence...a wonderful message that will only strengthen our democracy (republic)...

UPDATED 12/05/2019 C-SPAN, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Articles of Impeachment



...the Speaker of the United States articulates a bright-line between behavior that is impeachable and partisan...blur the line at your own risk, so says our Founding Fathers and Madame Speaker...attempt to erase that line and you'll be immediately impeached...


UPDATED 12/05/2019 C-SPAN, LIVE: House Judiciary Committee Impeachment Inquiry Hearing



UPDATED 12/03/2019 WP, House Intelligence Committee’s Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report (latest  document posted to the growing collection of impeachment documents; 60 to date)

Document Cloud PDF

UPDATED 11/21/2019 C-SPAN, House Speaker Weekly Briefing







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1. ...impeachment and removal is the only way to lawfully, peaceably and reliably end a constitutional threat presented by any president's willingness to ask for, accept, or coerce foreign electoral assistance...by definition the president's own action(s) has removed elections as the customarily reliable method of  preserving a democracy (republic)..

...contrast this with the Judiciary's power to annul an election to meet the same ends...














Originally Published November 18, 2019; Last Updated January 16, 2019: Last Republished January 16, 2019:

Friday, January 3, 2020

Is Georgia's Secretary Of State Criminally Suppressing Voters

..Is Georgia's secretary of state criminally suppressing voters...former President Carter has called on Brian Kemp to resign...not only must Kemp resign...the DOJ must launch an inquiry...

...the upside of gerrymandering is the possibility of gaining more seats than your expected fair allocation of seats...to get this unfair allocation a party must distribute "their" finite number of precious partisan voters across many districts in "just enough numbers" to win, but no more (i. e. "waste" a precious partisan voter)...to determine what is "just enough" the gerrymanders generally use "historical voting patterns and turnout"...
...now the downside of a gerrymander...enter an ultra qualified charismatic politician who is able to "energize" their voters to turnout in numbers far exceeding the expected historical averages (i.e. Stacey Abrams)...the "just enough" allocation of the precious partisan voters in a particular gerrymandered district is "swamped"...and the opposition wins the gerrymandered district...

...this may be why Georgia's Secretary of State is very, very, very, concerned with the Democratic turnout...there are not enough reliably Republican voters in the gerrymandered district to cover the huge turnout...enter voter suppression (i.e a method of reducing the excessive turnout to the expected historical averages and those used when drawing the gerrymandered map)...

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...the GOP/RNC cum RAG Party's antiquated political platform necessitates use of Ruses, Artifices, and Gimmicks (RAG)...lately, their use of Ruses, Artifices, and Gimmicks is transparently flagrant...











...just in case you're tempted to think Georgia is the only [southern?] state the GOP/RNC cum RAG Party is actively using in ruse, artifice, and gimmickry to win elections...

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




"...The DCCC did amazing work in 2018 to win 40 seats. Our challenge is to build on that progress, to fortify and expand our majority...America’s strength has always come from our diversity. That’s why I’m committed to building a leadership team that reflects the tremendous diversity of our House Democrats and our nation..."
"...The more fundamental risk for Republicans is that voters are increasingly savvy about issues like gerrymandering, voting rights and campaign finance, which were once thought to be of great interest to elites but of little relevance to most citizens..."--NYT, With Power Grabs--














...BBC, What's Killing America's White Men? and USAToday, Stepping Back from The Edge...



...the NYT opinion has enough information to order a run-off based on Secretary of State, Bryan Kemp's gross negligence...a scandalous farce where a state's secretary of state "oversees" his own candidacy for governor is not an election...









...the caravan is "marching" like a bunch of D-0 Army recruits...better send Seal Team Six-Red and the 3rd Airborne Group to stop this "invading force"...(AP, Fact Check: President Trump’s Rhetoric and The Truth About Migrant Caravans)...make sure you pack the C-130s with extra MREs, doctors, and medical supplies...the "threat" will welcome offers of nourishment and medical attention...because the "threat" will likely mistake soldiers for border agents be ready to tell the surrendering "threat", in Spanish directions to the nearest border patrol agent... (WP, Trump’s Border Deployments Could Cost $200 Million by Year-End)











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1. UPDATED 01/03/2020 Charlotte Observer,  NC Voter ID Law Written with ‘Discriminatory Intent,’ Says Judge Who Just Blocked It and ABCNews, Memorandum Opinion, Order, And Preliminary Injunction Loretta C. Biggs, District Judge (pdf)

...evidence continues to accumulate for requiring a form of the 1965 Voting Rights Act §5 preclearance rules, which the Supreme Court's ideologues invalidated in Shelby County v. Holder, 570 U.S. 529 (2013), leaving the "gods" to sort  out our nation's entrenched partisan regional racism...

...kudos to the local judges who are stepping in to fill the insidiously discriminatory gaps created by the Supreme Court ideologues' Shelby ruling...


UPDATED 12/14/2019 USAToday, Judge Orders 234,000 Purged from Wisconsin Voter Rolls and Texas Settles Lawsuit Over Attempt To Purge Thousands From Voter Rolls

...Georgia is not the only state where the RNC-GOP cum RAG Party is conducting bulk voter roll purge programs...unsurprisingly these bulk programs, disproportionately impact the economically disadvantaged and minority groups...

...everybody concerned about fair (i.e. credible) elections must actively intervene to make sure these "voter roll purges" do not remove a single legitimate...expect these ruses, artifices, and gimmicks (RAGs) to continue into the foreseeable future...

...combining an aggressive "voter roll purge" oversight program, which must receive a copy of any purge letter with an equally aggressive voter registration program is ideal...

...here is a statement from Wisconsin's Elections Commission on Judge Malloy's oral ruling:
Statement regarding decision in voter list case
Date:Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:30

The Wisconsin Elections Commission issued the following statement in response to Judge Malloy's ruling today in Timothy Zignego et al vs. Wisconsin Election Commission et al:

"We will be analyzing the judge’s oral decision and consulting with the six members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on next steps. A written order has not been issued yet."
For more information, contact

Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887, reid.magney@wi.gov.
...the statement should say "We will be overruling Judge Malloy's oral ruling"...




 Originally Published October 31, 2018; Last Updated January 03, 2020; Last Republished January 03, 2020:

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Kupperman Complaint Requests The Judiciary To Join A Wacky Conspiracy

...Kupperman complaint requests the judiciary to join a wacky conspiracy masquerading as a legal proposition...

...the district court should dismiss Kupperman et. al's complaint and impose Rule 11 sanctions...if Kupperman et. al want to void a congressional subpoena they can file a motion to quash the subpoena...


...structuring a routine motion to quash as a standoff between the congressional and executive branches of government is unnecessarily abusive...attaching an opinion from the Office of Laughable Legal Counsel and a laughable letter from White House Counsel (Pat Cipollone), which asserts absolute presidential immunity does not lessen the abusiveness...(but it may increase it!)...


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UPDATED 12/31/2019 CourthouseNews, Charles M. Kupperman, Plaintiff, v. United States House of Representatives, et al., Defendants, Civil Case No. 19-3224 (RJL), Memorandum Opinion, December 30, 2019 [Dkt. ## 40, 41, 43] pdf

 ...the judge has dismissed the case as moot...he should have dismissed it, with prejudice, as meretricious...Kupperman et al indirectly seek to inflict a delusion by the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States et al...

...really!,  our nation has devolved to a point that we need a judicial declaration that a President of the United States has zero absolute immunity...perhaps such a declaration can in substance read that any United States president directly or indirectly claiming absolute immunity for any purpose whatsoever has committed an impeachable offense, be immediately removed from office, and never again hold any federal government office or place of trust...

UPDATED 11/07/2019 Axios, House Democrats Drop Subpoena for ex-Bolton Aide Charles Kupperman

...the forthcoming McGahn ruling from a judge (Jackson) on the same appeals court is expected to be adverse for the unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, unlawful, untrustworthy and mentally ill occupant of The Executive Office of the President of the United States cum "very stable genius" with "great and unmatched wisdom"...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Gets Note from Podiatrist Exempting Him from Impeachment and Trump Accuses Whistle-Blower of Working for United States


CourthouseNews, Former Trump Aide Seeks Federal Ruling on Testifying in Impeachment Inquiry






Originally Published October 28, 2019; Last Updated December 31, 2019; Last Republished December 31, 2019:

Electing A Wannabe Authoritarian Will Not Make You Free

Ironically the GOP/RNC cum RAG (Ruse, Artifice, Gimmick) Party and citizenry have elected a wannabe authoritarian🏋 hoping he will make them "free"...the beauty of irony is boundless...

...this time our nation is lucky to have elected a wannabe authoritarian so conspicuously unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced and unlawful that he has self destructed...it is unwise to depend on luck in future elections...this media presentation from the "enemy of the people" (aka New York Times) may help envision living under authoritarian governance...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Redaction of Mueller Report Halted as Barr Passes Out from Sharpie Fumes and TheOnion, Presidential Pardons In History and TheOnion, Shocked Vladimir Putin Slowly Realizing He Didn’t Conspire With Trump Campaign and TheOnion, Mueller Kinda Miffed That Barr Clearly Didn’t Read His Stuff Like He Said He Would

(notwithstanding RAG Party the grifters' fulminations)


LateShow, Jerry Nadler Wants To See It All (The Mueller Report)

FOX Shows Making Fun of FOX (from Apr 2017)






🏋...those seeking to understand and respond to the dynamics of authoritarianism will find Karen Stenner's The Authoritarian Dynamic helpful...she uses just two explanatory variables to elucidate the seemingly infinite variations of the authoritarian dynamic: the first is authoritarian predisposition and the second is conditions of threat... the conditions of threat can be natural (e.g. virus outbreak); perceived bias (e.g. prior trauma); and exaggerated, fabricated or manipulated (e.g. hyped border crisis, threats of attack, threats of war or constant environment of chaos, etc.)...

...Cass Sunstein's Can it Happen Here: Authoritarianism in America is a practical discussion applying the variables of "authoritarian predisposition" and "conditions of threat" to our current political environment...

...both short books will help that final handful of diverse candidates replace the wannabe authoritarian occupying the White House...each will gain insight into why single-party impeachments are not optimal...

...also, Larry Diamond, Saving American Democracy and Ill Winds, Diamond's latest book on preserving democracy...


UPDATED 09/10/2019 WSJ, ‘Social Credit’ May Come to America ...comparing "red light" traffic cameras with China's nascent ubiquitous surveillance of facial, content, and location data ("Social Credit" suggests a lack of understanding...

UPDATED 08/17/2019 NYT, China Said It Closed Muslim Detention Camps. There’s Reason to Doubt That and SCMP, The Village Testing China’s Social Credit System: Driven by Big Data, Its Citizens Earn A Star Rating (Chinese can expect emails from the Nigerian scammers collecting on jaywalking fines)

Guantanamo-Like Detention, Xinjiang 

Redlight Camera for Jaywalkers, Shenyang



...really...no choice to an unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...and its ceaselessly contemptible chaotic craziness and convoluted conspiratorial shit crap...

...we can choose to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Denmark Offers to Buy U.S...before, during and after we vote...








...the attorney general's job description must include extending and perpetuating the chaos of our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...  


...who could have foreseen that our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. could not foresee that detained immigrants would need humane and habitable detention facilities while detained...(our government has at least one apartment available: Paul Manafort’s Trump Tower Condo Lists for $3.6M ...“excellent condition” and “unobstructed views of Central Park”...more may become available soon...)

...the solution to the continuous chaos and catastrophe created by our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. is simple...just ask our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. or those "working for" our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...



UPDATED 05/29/2019 Reuters, U.S. Special Counsel Mueller Says Charging Trump Was 'Not An Option'


... congress and the courts must make extraordinarily clear, when properly subpoenaed a special counsel or others cannot choose whether to appears before congress or a court...they may respond and read aloud from a report, but they cannot decline to appear...


...it is highly likely that prayers and family interventions are insufficient to obviate our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...can we have early elections...


...more rectum-ramblings from our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...it's reminiscent of Nixon's "I've never obstructed justice...I'm no crook"...

...our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. say's "I don't do cover-ups"...our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. forgot the word "well"...

...don't forget to laugh...as a FOX waits for the Republican Party cum RAG Party senators to grab their trump-tar-baby...TheOnion, Entire Southern Border Somehow On Fire 10 Minutes After Kushner Begins Tackling Immigration System...the beauty of irony is boundless...





...the great diversity of ideas coming from the wonderfully diverse candidates running for President of the United States of America in 2020 is a breath of fresh air during the poisonous presidency of our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al...

...the Democrats' diverse campaigns are an effective antidote to the lethal governance of our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. during a period that lethal governance is "protected" by a complicit Republican cum RAG Party controlled senate...


...asleep, any of the Democrats' 2020 candidates is preferable to the Republican cum RAG Party's protected wannabe dictator ...democratic help is on the way...



...[begin words from the court's memorandum opinion, links added ; Donald J. Trump et al. v. Committee on Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives et al.]

...INTRODUCTION

I do, therefore, . . .solemnly protest against these proceedings of the House of Representatives, because they are in violation of the rights of the coordinate executive branch of the Government, and subversive of its constitutional independence; because they are calculated to foster a band of interested parasites and informers, ever ready, for their own advantage, to swear before ex parte committees to pretended private conversations between the President and themselves, incapable, from their nature, of being disproved; thus furnishing material for harassing him, degrading him in the eyes of the country . . .- President James Buchanan

These words, written by President James Buchanan in March 1860, protested a resolution adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives to form a committee—known as the Covode Committee [aka United States House Select Committee to Investigate Alleged Corruptions in Government]—to investigate whether the President or any other officer of the Executive Branch had sought to influence the actions of Congress by improper means.

Buchanan “cheerfully admitted” that the House of Representatives had the authority to make inquiries “incident to their legislative duties,” as “necessary to enable them to discover and to provide the appropriate legislative remedies for any abuses which may be ascertained.”

But he objected to the Covode Committee’s investigation of his conduct. He maintained that the House of Representatives possessed no general powers to investigate him, except when sitting as an impeaching body.

Buchanan feared that, if the House were to exercise such authority, it “would establish a precedent dangerous and embarrassing to all my successors, to whatever political party they might be attached.”

Some 160 years later, President Donald J. Trump has taken up the fight of his predecessor.
"...Courts have grappled for more than a century with the question of the scope of Congress’s investigative power. The binding principle that emerges from these judicial decisions is that courts must presume Congress is acting in furtherance of its constitutional responsibility to legislate and must defer to congressional judgments about what Congress needs to carry out that purpose. To be sure, there are limits on Congress’s investigative authority. But those limits do not substantially constrain Congress. So long as Congress investigates on a subject matter on which “legislation could be had,” Congress acts as contemplated by Article I of the Constitution.

Applying those principles here compels the conclusion that President Trump cannot block the subpoena to Mazars. According to the Oversight Committee, it believes that the requested records will aid its consideration of strengthening ethics and disclosure laws, as well as amending the penalties for violating such laws. The Committee also says that the records will assist in monitoring the President’s compliance with the Foreign Emoluments Clauses. These are facially valid legislative purposes, and it is not for the court to question whether the Committee’s actions are truly motivated by political considerations. Accordingly, the court will enter judgment in favor of the Oversight Committee..." --Case 1:19-cv-01136-APM Document 35 Filed 05/20/19--
[end words from the court's memorandum opinion]

...don't forget to laugh...TheOnion, Trump Demands Investigation Into Whether Clintons Gave Him Non-Registry Wedding Gift In 2005...



UPDATED 05/16/2019 WP, Barr Asks Pelosi at Event: ‘Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?’ and USAToday, Attorney General Barr to House Speaker Pelosi: 'Did You Bring Your Handcuffs?' and AP, Pelosi: ‘Nothing Is Off The Table’ To Enforce Subpoenas

...if our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. and rogue AG Barr continue spewing drivel and six sigma legal theory, respectively, as justification for ignoring the rule of law, "Madame Speaker" will have more than handcuffs at her disposal to deal with a wannabe authoritarian government...

...the misogyny is more than a little clear in rogue AG Barr's taunt...our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al.'s long-standing misogyny is widely known...

UPDATED 05/15/2019 Atlantic, Impeach Donald Trump; Yoni Appelbaum; March 2019 and C-SPAN, Attorney General William Barr Contempt Resolution and NYT, Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Full Mueller Report

...the only problem with our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al.'s assertion is that there is nothing for it to decide before complying with the House Judiciary Committee's subpoena...





...don't forget to laugh...TheOnion, Barr Releases Catatonic Mueller After Removing All Sensitive Material From Special Counsel’s Brain...











  ...Congress must start contempt and impeachment proceedings against any Executive asserting a theory or right of conditional compliance with oversight...preferably "with lightening speed"...(WP, Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report; House Panel Holds Barr in Contempt)

...at the very least the many contempt and impeachment proceedings will have the beneficial therapeutic effect of enabling our unstable, unfit, unwell, unbalanced, and unlawful "new" alt-white-house et al. and its supporters to again spew their "stream of consciousness" theories into our social networks and the public domain...

WP, Trump Delivers Remarks on Medical Billing (i.e. "stream of consciousness')

UPDATED 05/07/2019 WP, McConnell Calls for End to Investigations of Trump, says ‘Case Closed’ and WP, It’s Time to Start Impeachment Hearings. Today. and NYT, White House Signals Fight Over McGahn’s Records With Congress

...wow!, a resolute United States Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer rebuffs the United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell efforts to whitewash a lawless Executive...

...Majority Leader McConnell et al. may want to refresh their recollection of how Americans respond to a lawless Executive and efforts to whitewash its lawlessness...



...wow!, a resolute United States Speaker of the House emphatically rebuffs the AG Barr's, Special Interests', and GOP cum RAG (Ruse, Artifice, and Gimmick) Party's protracted crusade to establish an unimpeachable Executive...


UPDATED 04/30/2019  05/22/2019 CNBC, Judge says Deutsche Bank, Capital One Can Give Trump Financial Records to House Democrats and NYT, Trump Sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to Block Compliance With Subpoenas and Reuters, Escalating fight, Trump Sues Deutsche Bank, Capital One Over Democratic Subpoenas

....the frivolous complaint filed by our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. in its private and corporate capacity will not survive summary judgement...the complainants are vicariously complaining that Congress is using subpoenas to harass our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house...pass me the box of Kleenex...

...compliance with the congressional subpoenas need not await summary judgement...our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. can sue for damage, if any, which may arise from complying with the law (i.e. subpoena)...

UPDATED 05/01/2019 NYT, Mueller Pushed in Letter for Barr to Release Report’s Summaries and UPI, Barr Threatens To No-Show at House Judiciary Hearing Over Format

...it's useful to use the "opportunity" presented by our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al.'s government and other illiberal belligerents! to show how congressional oversight works...the AG can no-show, but not dictate the terms of congressional oversight...if the AG chooses not to respond to informal requests for sworn testimony subpoenas must immediately follow...

...the ignominious behavior of the AG is that of an obsequious stooge and propagandist, which has culpably compromised his ability to credibly do the duties of the United States Attorney General...the AG must resign or face impeachment regardless of Senator Graham et al.'s perpetual crusades to "investigate the investigators"...


...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Americans Beg Trump for Secret to Staying So Young and Vibrant...

"...the people are taking their comedians seriously and their politicians as a joke.."






! ...some (e.g. Zakaria) suppose that impeachment will frustrate and thus exacerbate the conspiratorial claims and retrenchment of the illiberal belligerents and cultural nationalists that supposedly voted for our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. to send a message to the arrogant and condescending elite...there is so much incorrect with this supposition one barely need respond with...so what?...

...it is always preferable for our electorate to choose a stable, fit, well and balanced leader to guide our nation but, when they do not an evidence based impeachment is the correct remedy...especially if the only evidence is that the unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced leader blockades or otherwise frustrates access to evidence...



...it seems the Democrats are conducting a methodical inquiry to remove our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. (i.e. government)...the antithesis of "stampeding to impeachment"...if Senator Graham believes our citizenry want perpetual presidential prevarication, propaganda, protectionism, and psychopathy he should join the inquiry and condemn all efforts to impede it, then vote not to remove our unstable, unfit, unwell, and unbalanced "new" alt-white-house et al. (i.e. government) and await the "landslide victory" of the RAG Party in 2020 (WP, Republicans Everywhere Are Waging A Desperate Battle Against Democracy)...

AP, Pelosi: Impeachment The 'Most Divisive' Path

Word for Word: Mayor Pete Buttigieg Discusses 2020 Democratic Message ..."a horror show is a hard thing to look away from, our responsibility is to change the channel to something better"...(e.g. state infrastructure upgrades CNBC, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Will Meet with Trump to Discuss Infrastructure Plan Next Week)


...don't forget to laugh...TheOnion, Report: You’re Far Too Dumb To Be Reading The Mueller Report Yourself and TheOnion, Trump Sues House Democrat To Block Release Of Tax Returns






⌽...new members that have not mastered the art of working with a mortally flawed foe without losing your message, mission, and  mind will benefit from lunching with the very capable House Speaker or Senate Minority Leader....

UPDATED 04/15/2019 NYT, Trump’s Message to Homeland Security Official: Close the Border Despite an Earlier Promise of a Delay

...sometimes you just have to stop asking "how we got in this mess" or "how we get out of it" and prepare to cleanup the debris field...the good news is that America will never be the same post cleanup...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Americans Fear That Former Trump Staffers Will Be Released Into Their Cities and TheOnion, William Barr Agrees To Release Nonverbal, Abstract Visual Representation Of Mueller Report



UPDATED 04/11/2019 NYT, Attorney General William Barr Thinks ‘Spying Did Occur’ on Trump Campaign and Newsweek, William Barr Is Redefining What "Spying" Means

...wow, AG Barr is on a mission to destroy the Department of Justice he's hired to run, without a scintilla of evidence...he hasn't gone off the rails, he's plowing them up...it's not too late to start a prologue impeachment to the impeachment...

...don't forget to laugh...NewYorkerSatire, Trump Names Lori Loughlin Education Secretary




UPDATED 05/10/2019 France24, Surviving China’s Uighur Camps


UPDATED 05/07/2019 Vox, China's Secret Internment Camps
UPDATED 04/15/2019 FP, U.S. Firms Are Helping Build China’s Orwellian State and Bloomberg, This Company Is Helping Build China’s Panopticon. It Won’t Stop There (Nov 2018) and MIT, MIT and SenseTime Announce Effort to Advance Artificial Intelligence Research (Feb 2018) [MIT has recently announced stricter oversight of its cooperation-corroboration with some authoritarian entities (e.g. China, House of Saud etc.)]
UPDATED 04/07/2019 Guardian, Bulldozing Mosques: The Latest Tactic in China’s War Against Uighur Culture
NYT, Guantánamo Trials Grapple With How Much Evidence to Allow About Torture
NTY, China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise














Originally Published April 05, 2019; Last Updated December 31, 2019; Last Republished December 31, 2019: