Daily Check-In 01/02/2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

I’m not surprised that the Russians would pull a tit-for-tat move, but I am surprised at the timing.  This move makes more sense back in the Summer.  Now, it’s so obvious that this is a political move that even if he was passing state secrets, it looks like it’s a political move.  Plus, I’d put dollars to donuts that Butina has already given some evidence and testified at least once before a Grand Jury.  Her words are on the record.

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

TRUMP THE RUSSIAN ASSET A.K.A. INDIVIDUAL-1

Afghanistan

 

SHUTDOWN

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

ROMNEY

 

RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

KHASHOGGI & SAUDI ARABIA

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

IMMIGRATION

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR AND ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

This is such bull***t. First it was a hoax. Then the science was uncertain. Then we were “alarmists.” Then any fix was too expensive. Now it will be fixed with “innovation.”

Sheldon Whitehouse Retweeted Sheldon Whitehouse

As the truth emerges, they just fall back to a more credible trench to defend the same industry and its same smelly lies and big fat subsidy. Give me a break.

Follow economics rule to put negative externalities in price (Econ 101); And you will get innovation out the wazoo.

Wanna starve innovation? Protect the fossil-fuel industry from fair competition (✅); Give it endless corporate welfare (✅); Provide no revenues for innovation (✅, except tiny @CCUSfund);

Defend the market failure fossil fuel lives by (✅)— Oh and keeping taking tens of millions in fossil fuel political contributions (check, check and keep those checks a-coming).

Sheldon Whitehouse Retweeted Sheldon Whitehouse

Bottom line? Anything that lets #Republicans defend fossil fuel donors while still having some public story line to sell…

 

CONGRESS

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for Wednesday.

As I’m typing this on Thursday, the House is voting for Speaker.  So far, the only four names I’ve heard people vote for are Pelosi, McCarthy, Jordan, and one person for John Lewis.  Make it 5 as Conor Lamb voted for Joe Kennedy.  Ok, 6 as one vote came in for Chris Murphy.

One thing that is funny is that while most people are just yelling out a name, every so often someone puts a bit more flair to their vote.  When they do, it’s usually followed by some little applause.  So far not one person has yelled “Sit the fuck down, Dave!”

Looks like Nancy Pelosi is the next Speaker of the House.  I’ll talk more about that tomorrow.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

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