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Author: Raine    Date: 04/12/2017 13:01:20

:salt: <-- ok, Not really .

I will be back.

In the meantime... there is this news from the AP.
Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump's campaign chairman.

Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the country's former president. Manafort, who worked for the party as an international political consultant, has publicly questioned the ledger's authenticity.

Now, financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort's name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort's firm received at least some money listed in the so-called Black Ledger.


 
 

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Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 13:13:19
Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/12/2017 13:15:35
Morning

Happy "spring". It's not like records were broken here for high temperatures, they were obliterated.

Boston - 84 old record - 78
Windsor Locks, CT - 88 old record - 79
Worcester - 83 old record - 80
Providence - 80 old record - 79 (well they're Rhode Islanders)

Comment by wickedpam on 04/12/2017 13:18:50
Morning

Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 13:32:54
Poofy blog is poofy

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 13:33:55
Comments POOF!

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 13:38:25
WHAT THE FUH???






Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 13:47:22
On this day of passing for J. Geils, my first exposure to the band aside from radio airplay of their chart-toppers in the early 80s, was finding the Freeze Frame album in a crate of records at my Latch Key class. My fave tune from that album?



Comment by wickedpam on 04/12/2017 13:47:35
Quote by Raine:
WHAT THE FUH???







I want to know how Pres Xi didn't roll his eyes so hard they snapped out of his head and rolled to his plane and left.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/12/2017 14:00:00
Election hijinx such as this perpetrated by Bentley's mistress should be a capital offense.

But since we just shrug off treason, I guess not.

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 14:06:34
This is what I would describe as a tell:


“If there was anything that Syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie,” Eric Trump told The Daily Telegraph during an interview at the family’s Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland. Russia, the most powerful ally of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, has condemned the U.S. missile strikes and been critical of the U.S. president for ordering them.



Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 14:17:09
Ugh! We sponsor Rush. I feel dirty.

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 14:31:25
Quote by Mondobubba:
Ugh! We sponsor Rush. I feel dirty.

I like that band!

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 14:35:57
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Ugh! We sponsor Rush. I feel dirty.

I like that band!




Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 14:40:45
wait wut??

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 14:41:26
This is really discomforting.

N Korea may have hidden subs

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 14:56:59





Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 15:00:06



Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 15:03:09
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Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 15:03:38
I cannot believe how dangerous 45 is at times.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 04/12/2017 15:15:32
Quote by Raine:
I cannot believe how dangerous 45 is at times.



Good morning, bloggers! Sorry that I was absent yesterday, but I have been subbing and also had a Pesach dinner.

As for Sean Spicer, the fool needs to be canned -- after remaining Holocaust survivors, veterans who saw the camps, and children of Holocaust survivors and veterans tell him to go to Hell. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200,000. Go straight to Hell!

45 is probably going to do more damage in four years than Bush and Cheney did in eight years. He is endangering the carrier group by talking about it.



Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 15:25:24
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Quote by Raine:
I cannot believe how dangerous 45 is at times.



Good morning, bloggers! Sorry that I was absent yesterday, but I have been subbing and also had a Pesach dinner.

As for Sean Spicer, the fool needs to be canned -- after remaining Holocaust survivors, veterans who saw the camps, and children of Holocaust survivors and veterans tell him to go to Hell. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200,000. Go straight to Hell!

45 is probably going to do more damage in four years than Bush and Cheney did in eight years. He is endangering the carrier group by talking about it.




Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 15:27:41
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So, Dipshit was yammering about the actual composition of the naval task force we moved close Korea? Is there an article along with the tweets?

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 15:39:37
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:



So, Dipshit was yammering about the actual composition of the naval task force we moved close Korea? Is there an article along with the tweets?

It is in the interview he did on Fox news.

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 15:42:03
Breaking on WaPo:


Tillerson meets with Putin

Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/12/2017 16:27:25
I suspect more stories like this will come out now that the floodgates have been opened.

But this time it happened to a rich, white guy.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 16:42:48
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:



So, Dipshit was yammering about the actual composition of the naval task force we moved close Korea? Is there an article along with the tweets?

It is in the interview he did on Fox news.



Was that before or after he was talking about chocolate cake?

Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 16:54:20
Quote by trojanrabbit:
I suspect more stories like this will come out now that the floodgates have been opened.

But this time it happened to a rich, white guy.

After the thing yesterday there were quite a few media outlets digging into the guy's past and running stories about how he had a criminal background and whatnot.

And it turns out they were digging into the wrong person with a similar Vietnamese name.


Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 16:57:07
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
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So, Dipshit was yammering about the actual composition of the naval task force we moved close Korea? Is there an article along with the tweets?

It is in the interview he did on Fox news.



Was that before or after he was talking about chocolate cake?
You could watch the interview.

It's pretty easy to find.




Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 16:57:55
(and I am still going to post tweets. )

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 16:58:20
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:



So, Dipshit was yammering about the actual composition of the naval task force we moved close Korea? Is there an article along with the tweets?

It is in the interview he did on Fox news.



Was that before or after he was talking about chocolate cake?
You could watch the interview.

It's pretty easy to find.




I'm at work


Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 16:58:37
Quote by Raine:
(and I am still going to post tweets. )



Post all you want

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 17:06:00
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
(and I am still going to post tweets. )



Post all you want

Thank you for your permission.

are we done with the passive aggression for the day?



Comment by TriSec on 04/12/2017 17:08:07
Dear United States Marine Corps:

Please "Preserve, protect, and defend the United States Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Pretty please?

I'll make you all some pizzeles.



Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 17:08:48
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
(and I am still going to post tweets. )

Post all you want

Thank you for your permission.

are we done with the passive aggression for the day?

oh you kids!

Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 17:10:09
Ohohohoho Raine! I am confirmed for arrival on the morning of Friday the 21st.

If another train doesn't derail inside Penn Station, that is.

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 17:11:34
Quote by Scoopster:
Ohohohoho Raine! I am confirmed for arrival on the morning of Friday the 21st.

If another train doesn't derail inside Penn Station, that is.

AWESOME!



Comment by trojanrabbit on 04/12/2017 17:16:09
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by trojanrabbit:
I suspect more stories like this will come out now that the floodgates have been opened.

But this time it happened to a rich, white guy.

After the thing yesterday there were quite a few media outlets digging into the guy's past and running stories about how he had a criminal background and whatnot.

And it turns out they were digging into the wrong person with a similar Vietnamese name.

I wish there was another source other than this (a domestic source). Because this is all I've seen so far.

But if true, lots more heads are swinging besides United's CEO. This will be the Dr's big payday.

Comment by livingonli on 04/12/2017 17:22:04
What's happening on the 21st?

Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 17:25:59
Quote by livingonli:
What's happening on the 21st?

The March for Science (actually happening the next day, I'm just getting there early)

Comment by livingonli on 04/12/2017 17:35:29
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by livingonli:
What's happening on the 21st?

The March for Science (actually happening the next day, I'm just getting there early)

And on the 22nd, I'm leaving for Vegas to go to NAB. At least you get to meet Earl and Roy, since I haven;t met them yet.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 17:58:27
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
(and I am still going to post tweets. )



Post all you want

Thank you for your permission.

are we done with the passive aggression for the day?




Eh, maybe, dunno yet. Love you, mean it.


Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 18:21:11
Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Maybe because another country named Russia invaded it, bombed its people, stole a giant chunk of it, manipulated its elections, assasinated its president using polonium and then installed a puppet dictator, and now is trying to help half the country declare independence so it can essentially steal another giant chunk through annexation.

Oh wait, Russia.

Comment by Scoopster on 04/12/2017 18:26:36
Guys.. hell just froze over.

We got an email from an advertiser telling us that their website links are changing.

Comment by Mondobubba on 04/12/2017 18:28:23
Quote by Scoopster:
Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Maybe because another country named Russia invaded it, bombed its people, stole a giant chunk of it, manipulated its elections, assasinated its president using polonium and then installed a puppet dictator, and now is trying to help half the country declare independence so it can essentially steal another giant chunk through annexation.

Oh wait, Russia.


Secretary Tillerson, I would like you meet my childhood friend Andre Kiebuzinski. Andre is Ukrainian. He will explain the long and complex relationship between Russia and Ukraine. He will explain in great detail why the Ukrainian people fucking hate Russia. :coughStalinfaminecough:

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 21:09:55
Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 21:28:09
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
(and I am still going to post tweets. )



Post all you want

Thank you for your permission.

are we done with the passive aggression for the day?




Eh, maybe, dunno yet. Love you, mean it.

Did you think I was joking?

I wasn't., Mondo.

I am not a minion.

I am your friend and maybe I didn't make it clear, I was really uncomfortable with what happened here in this blog today.

It's my fault I let you make me feel like shit, I take that responsibility.

It's not my fault that you could have used the internet to see what I was talking about -- it doesn't matter if you don't have the ability to watch Video at work -- you still have google.

Eh, maybe, dunno yet. Love you, mean it. rings hollow.

I have feelings -- just like you.



Comment by livingonli on 04/12/2017 21:37:46
Who's listening to Randi today?

Comment by Raine on 04/12/2017 21:39:23
Quote by livingonli:
Who's listening to Randi today?

I was taking a break from things this afternoon -- what is she saying? (I'll probably listen to her later. )

Comment by livingonli on 04/12/2017 22:03:31
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Who's listening to Randi today?

I was taking a break from things this afternoon -- what is she saying? (I'll probably listen to her later. )

A lot on Carter Page and the Russian investigation.