About Us
Mission Statement
Rules of Conduct
 
Name:
Pswd:
Remember Me
Register
 

Ok. New year, new post!
Author: Raine    Date: 01/03/2018 13:59:12

Thank you to our Loyal TriSec for filling in on Monday -- yes, I totally forgot it was Monday.

I don't have much for you today, By now I am sure you saw what the resident-in-chief tweeted out last night. If not, here you go:
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!


Well, his insiders are telling us that joking about Nuclear War is no big deal.
But, but, but: Trump insiders caution that the media tends to over-interpret and over-cover statements that Trump has made just to stir the pot, and with little prior thought.

Their view is basically: Sometimes, a tweet is just a tweet.


Jeebus krispy kreme donut on a pogo stick, they are telling us to ignore the man with the nuclear codes. He's holding the world hostage with his insanity and those who have the power to do something about this aren't.

We absolutely need to take back the House and the Senate in November. Make sure you are registered to vote and take a friend with you in November. If they (the majority party) won't do something to save this country, we the people must. A year ago we entered the year, scared, nervous, depressed, sad, and generally confused. A year later, we know exactly what we are dealing with -- we are stronger, braver, and more determined!

Happy New Year and get your protest shoes shined, we are gonna need every willing and able body and soul to save our country from what has been done to us.


Peace, Love and persist!

Raine
 

46 comments (Latest Comment: 01/03/2018 22:20:36 by livingonli)
   Perma Link

Share This!

Furl it!
Spurl
NewsVine
Reddit
Technorati

Add a Comment

Please login to add a comment...


Comments:

Order comments Newest to Oldest  Refresh Comments

Comment by BobR on 01/03/2018 14:08:30
Morning el Bloggers. Back to reality...

I got my Blogger Joe gift yesterday - Joe Biden's book! Awesome!

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 14:09:32




Comment by wickedpam on 01/03/2018 14:09:44
Morning

Comment by wickedpam on 01/03/2018 14:22:05
Quote by Raine:





Geez kid, even I'm not that depressed. Hope their parents get them a little help now.

Comment by Scoopster on 01/03/2018 14:43:10
Good mornin' all! I'm baaaack!! Sorry I've been away I had to take some time & decompress. This past year really kicked my ass.

Now, if you'll excuse me I have some pressing matters to attend to.



Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 14:55:28
Quote by Scoopster:
Good mornin' all! I'm baaaack!! Sorry I've been away I had to take some time & decompress. This past year really kicked my ass.

Now, if you'll excuse me I have some pressing matters to attend to.




Comment by Mondobubba on 01/03/2018 14:56:59
Quote by Scoopster:
Good mornin' all! I'm baaaack!! Sorry I've been away I had to take some time & decompress. This past year really kicked my ass.

Now, if you'll excuse me I have some pressing matters to attend to.






Comment by Mondobubba on 01/03/2018 15:15:55


My friend who's a professional Linux geek posted something about it on Facebook. All he said was bring on the kernel recompiling.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 15:17:42
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:





Geez kid, even I'm not that depressed. Hope their parents get them a little help now.
I thought it was pretty heavy!


Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 15:18:43
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Good mornin' all! I'm baaaack!! Sorry I've been away I had to take some time & decompress. This past year really kicked my ass.

Now, if you'll excuse me I have some pressing matters to attend to.




Are you expecting ice and Snow in Jax?


Comment by Scoopster on 01/03/2018 15:20:33
Quote by Mondobubba:

My friend who's a professional Linux geek posted something about it on Facebook. All he said was bring on the kernel recompiling.

Hmm actually I don't think I should be worried - it doesn't seem like it's gonna affect consumers too much. Where it's gonna be a major problem is business systems & web server farms (meaning almost every website is gonna get a big time load time hit - my boss is not gonna be happy)

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 15:23:01
This is amazing.

Bannon tells Wolff that both Trump’s son and son-in-law both face major legal peril. “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” he said.

“This is all about money laundering,” Bannon added. “Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”

Last month, it was reported that federal prosecutors had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, the German bank that has loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kushner family property empire.

Bannon tells Wolff: “It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.”




Comment by BobR on 01/03/2018 16:12:29
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:

My friend who's a professional Linux geek posted something about it on Facebook. All he said was bring on the kernel recompiling.

Hmm actually I don't think I should be worried - it doesn't seem like it's gonna affect consumers too much. Where it's gonna be a major problem is business systems & web server farms (meaning almost every website is gonna get a big time load time hit - my boss is not gonna be happy)

Glad my computer uses an AMD chip

Comment by BobR on 01/03/2018 16:35:46
Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 16:37:29
Comment by BobR on 01/03/2018 16:43:04

I thought the caricature on SNL was an exaggeration. Jaysus...

Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/03/2018 16:55:53
Good morning, bloggers!!

I think that history will take a dim view of our era under Trump. I would not have expected everything to unravel this quickly.

However, let me echo what Raine wrote: we need a new House and Senate, as well as wins on the state level for the Democrats. The GOP in Congress has shown that it will use Trump to get their agenda through, regardless of the seriousness of the obligations against him and his inner circle. Similarly, I think we need to see 2018 and 2020 as crucial, not just because of national races, but because of the census.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 17:03:53
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Good morning, bloggers!!

I think that history will take a dim view of our era under Trump. I would not have expected everything to unravel this quickly.

However, let me echo what Raine wrote: we need a new House and Senate, as well as wins on the state level for the Democrats. The GOP in Congress has shown that it will use Trump to get their agenda through, regardless of the seriousness of the obligations against him and his inner circle. Similarly, I think we need to see 2018 and 2020 as crucial, not just because of national races, but because of the census.

HEAR HEAR!

You still on break Will? how did your first half of school year go?

Comment by Will in Chicago on 01/03/2018 17:27:55
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Will in Chicago:
Good morning, bloggers!!

I think that history will take a dim view of our era under Trump. I would not have expected everything to unravel this quickly.

However, let me echo what Raine wrote: we need a new House and Senate, as well as wins on the state level for the Democrats. The GOP in Congress has shown that it will use Trump to get their agenda through, regardless of the seriousness of the obligations against him and his inner circle. Similarly, I think we need to see 2018 and 2020 as crucial, not just because of national races, but because of the census.

HEAR HEAR!

You still on break Will? how did your first half of school year go?



I am on break until Monday.

The first half of the school year was rougher than I thought. One, they did not do much to prepare me for the class nor the students. Secondly, one of my administrators almost needs to be translated from her version of English (English is her first language) to standard English. However, I have survived.

I graded finals, and a little later, I will go over the other work for the quarter to make sure that I have entered everything and not made many mistakes. One problem that I see at the school is that the students often turn assignments in late, causing their grades to suffer. Or don't turn in assignments at all.

Teaching in an urban school in a town like Gary, Indiana can be a challenge. Yet I am seeing some students who should do well once they graduate.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 17:35:40
I won't RT this as brave Mala did, so Instead, I am posting it here, VOTE!







Comment by wickedpam on 01/03/2018 17:38:02
Quote by Raine:
I won't RT this as brave Mala did, so Instead, I am posting it here, VOTE!








I am a tiny, tiny fish in the ocean that is twitter, rarely does anyone come after me.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 17:39:42
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
I won't RT this as brave Mala did, so Instead, I am posting it here, VOTE!








I am a tiny, tiny fish in the ocean that is twitter, rarely does anyone come after me.
Same here, I didn't want to give that person the satisfaction of a RT.

NEver been swarmed there, I block fast and quick. No time for dotardettes.


Comment by Mondobubba on 01/03/2018 17:42:59
Quote by Raine:
I won't RT this as brave Mala did, so Instead, I am posting it here, VOTE!








That poll isn't going their way, is it?

Comment by wickedpam on 01/03/2018 18:01:11
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
I won't RT this as brave Mala did, so Instead, I am posting it here, VOTE!








I am a tiny, tiny fish in the ocean that is twitter, rarely does anyone come after me.
Same here, I didn't want to give that person the satisfaction of a RT.

NEver been swarmed there, I block fast and quick. No time for dotardettes.



Think that only ever happened once, a long while ago, in my early fandom days. Good point about the RT though.

Comment by livingonli on 01/03/2018 18:22:15
The Wolff book also seems to indicate that he had no intention of winning and just wanted to use the run to help build Trump TV. I guess that was why he only sucked up to the far right. Although it is obvious that Putin had bigger goals.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 19:02:03
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26165894_10155270655800863_7205575775371912191_n.jpg?oh=abd0e533e983c00c7b349e6bb46bb35f&oe=5AFCB78E


Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 19:02:59
Every damn Trumpster just lost their mind.

Every Breitbarter just went full Scanners

Comment by Scoopster on 01/03/2018 19:07:50



Seriously? That's a real statement from the White House?





I dunno if I should laugh hysterically or facepalm for the next 5 hours.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 19:11:52
Quote by Scoopster:



Seriously? That's a real statement from the White House?





I dunno if I should laugh hysterically or facepalm for the next 5 hours.







Comment by wickedpam on 01/03/2018 19:16:47
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:



Seriously? That's a real statement from the White House?





I dunno if I should laugh hysterically or facepalm for the next 5 hours.








This. Is. Crazy. Pants. Stuff!

Comment by livingonli on 01/03/2018 19:18:11
Randi should be a hoot today.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 19:36:21
Quote by livingonli:
Randi should be a hoot today.

After this insanity. Oh hell yea!


Comment by wickedpam on 01/03/2018 19:48:00
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Randi should be a hoot today.

After this insanity. Oh hell yea!



Haven't listened in a while, might have to tune in today

Comment by Scoopster on 01/03/2018 19:53:05
Grrr.... great now I'm holding back a whole lotta repressed snarky responses. THANKS RAINE!

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 20:14:20
Quote by Scoopster:
Grrr.... great now I'm holding back a whole lotta repressed snarky responses. THANKS RAINE!



Tell you what, you want laffy on your side.

you both are on our Xmas card list.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 20:21:26
What the fresh hell is this?





Comment by BobR on 01/03/2018 20:31:30
Quote by Raine:
What the fresh hell is this?




Desperation is the mother of deflection

Comment by Mondobubba on 01/03/2018 20:34:11
Quote by Raine:
What the fresh hell is this?






Then why did you plead out, Paul?

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 20:46:07
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
What the fresh hell is this?






Then why did you plead out, Paul?
Flynn did, Paul did not.


Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 20:50:16
Paul MAnafort got caught AFTER his indictment of this:
Federal prosecutors are opposing Paul Manafort's request to be released from house arrest on bail, citing his recent efforts to co-write an opinion piece about his work in Ukraine with a person believed to have ties to Russian intelligence — and to publish the piece anonymously.

Prosecutors filed an objection in federal court Monday that said, "Manafort worked on the draft with a long-time Russian colleague of Manafort's, who is currently based in Russia and assessed [by U.S. officials] to have ties to a Russian intelligence service."

The filing asserted that if the article were published, it would violate the judge's gag order prohibiting both sides from making statements about the case.


Also the court artist was generous:
https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2017_44/2208316/171031-manafort-court-mc-953_9ca1c8a6bfac4bdbdef2dc67674f197b.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg



Comment by Mondobubba on 01/03/2018 21:26:47
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
What the fresh hell is this?






Then why did you plead out, Paul?
Flynn did, Paul did not.


My bad, I confused Manafort with Flynn and Papadopoulos. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of them without the score card.

Comment by Raine on 01/03/2018 21:38:09
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
What the fresh hell is this?






Then why did you plead out, Paul?
Flynn did, Paul did not.


My bad, I confused Manafort with Flynn and Papadopoulos. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of them without the score card.
It's all good, It's a damn hot mess and we are better for keeping ourselves in check.


Comment by livingonli on 01/03/2018 21:58:39
Who's listening to Randi?

Comment by livingonli on 01/03/2018 22:20:36
Have to love the description of the Trump campaign as a real-life version of "The Producers".. Well, it did have it's own version of Springtime for Hitler.