Daily Check-In 10/19/2017

Thursday. Arthur Dent put it best.

DISTRACTION DU JOUR – TRUMP TWEETS, TRUMP PROJECTS ABOUT STEELE DOSSIER. FBI GETTING CLOSE, TRUMP FEELS PRESSURE

I don’t like to talk about Trump’s tweets, because this is how he sets up his distractions and diversions.

Today, a little different. He attacked Comey, Clinton, Uranium, the Steele Dossier, and the news.

Why?

Could be that the FBI is hot on his heels?

I have three guesses. Either he’s projecting again based on his own guilt, someone asked him for comments on an upcoming story, or Fox & Friends talked about it.

POTUS 43, 44 BREAK RADIO SILENCE

This could be completely coincidental, but two former Presidents spoke publicly for the first time in a long time, and both had a similar message.

George W. Bush spoke about how we must reject bigotry and hate.

Barrack Obama gave the same message today.

It could be a complete coincidence, but then again, maybe not. Former Presidents receive the same level of Intelligence briefings that the received while in office. They know what happened.

In the last few days, several moderate republicans have spoken out against Trump. They’re setting the field, giving the go-ahead to abandon Orange Julius.

VOTER SUPPRESSION AND IT’S ROLE IN 2016

Mothers Jones has an article describing the effects and methods of voter suppression and how it affected the 2016 election. New Republic followed up with one of their own.

Voter suppression is one part of swinging an election. If entire communities can be prevented from voting, it is a direct attack on Democracy itself.

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA HAS A PROFILE ON EVERY VOTER

Combine this piece with the previous section. If suppression is used, it helps to know who and where to suppress.

WHY IS TRUMP INTERVIEWING US ATTORNEYS FOR NEW YORK CITY?

This is not normal. Not in the slightest. No President has ever interviewed individual attorneys for local jurisdictions. Especially jurisdictions where they live and work. Especially if they are under investigation.

This is a level of corruption we’re not used to in the United States. This is some tinpot dictator shit.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS, THURSDAY EDITION

CIA corrects statement of Director Pompeo

Oligarch with ties to Trump investigated in Monaco.

White House prevents Cybersecurity Czar from testifying.

U.S. Ambassador to United Nations says that a foreign power interfering in elections could be an Act of War.

NFL OWNERS: WE WOULDN’T LET TRUMP BUY AN NFL TEAM.

Donald Trump has a problem with the NFL. They prevented him from buying the Buffalo Bills in 2014.

Shad Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars had an even better takedown of Trump.

Trump has a very long and ugly history with the NFL. He tried buying part of the Giants in the early 80’s, then the Jets. When those efforts failed, he bought the New Jersey Generals of the USFL, a rival league that played in the spring.

He then proceeded to bully the other owners into playing in the fall, and sue the NFL for running a monopoly. His hope was that the NFL would settle, and let the USFL teams join the NFL.

Trump was such a monumental dick that when the jury found in his favor, instead of forcing the NFL to pay millions or billions, the jury awarded $1 to the USFL and Trump. One Fucking Dollar.

I was a fan of the USFL as a kid, and Donald Trump killed it. That’s when I started to hate him.

That’s it for today. I wonder how News Dump Friday will unfold.

Thank you, and have a good one.

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