Daily Check-In 02/06/2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

House Reopens Investigation

IT’S ON LIKE MOTHER FUCKING DONKEY KONG, BITCHES!!!

Not only did the Democrats reopen the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia, but they’re expanding to include other countries, and to include which Americans helped them, “including members of Congress.”

I hope that Adam Schiff stared right at Devin Nunes as he said that.

 

Transcripts

The first step that the new committee performed was authorizing the official transcripts of the interviews to Mueller’s team.  This follows up on their promise to make this the first order of business.

Mueller needs the official transcripts from Congress.  Without them, he can’t charge anyone with Lying to Congress or Perjury regarding their testimony.  It’ll take a few days for them to get the official transcripts, a little bit of time to compare the official ones with the unofficial ones they already have, then a few weeks to take the cases to the Grand Jury and get indictments.

Some people are going to have a VERY bad end to Winter.

 

Erickson Indicted

It’s about time.  Paul Erickson, Maria Butina’s boyfriend, is indicted on multiple charges of money laundering and wire fraud.

He wasn’t indicted on being a spy for the Russians, but my guess is that these charges are place holders to get him to cop to a plea deal.

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

STATE OF THE UNION

2szkef

 

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

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

Epstein

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

CONGRESS

 

SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

VIRGINIA

Here’s the hard truth on Virginia: 1- Virginia was the capital of the South not by accident 2- It has never, in any real way, dealt with this history 3- Since the 60s, it has struggled to rectify the glorification of the sacrifice of southern sons … /1

…(see: everything named for Robert E Lee, even now) with needing to confront the history of oppression, slavery, and cruelty this sacrifice was conducted to preserve (see: the Civil War was for “economic reasons”) 4- Decades of avoiding this confrontation is why we’re here…/2

…Charlottesville, battles over Confederate monuments, neo-Confederates running for Senate as Rs 5- It’s no mystery how a culture that has preserved this duality has projected racial bias onto younger generations, over and over 6- the best thing we can do is break the cycle /3

7- Which means leadership willing to confront their own bias, expose how engrained it is, including in elite culture, and willing to discuss it openly, condemning it in explicit terms so the younger generations learn something… /4

… And then doesn’t laugh all this off behind closed doors and continue on, promoting another generation with same bias. 8- this is not a problem of individuals. It is systemic. It is not just Virginia. But wouldn’t it be nice if they would be the seed for something better. /5

Like I mentioned on Daily Check-In 02/01/2019, Virginia has a pretty racist past.  I remember growing up in the 80’s and 90’s and hearing about some of the stuff happening down in Virginia, and it was … not surprising, really.  I grew up in the suburbs between Pittsburgh and Pennsyltucky.  Racism was a common thing in our neck of the woods.  My hometown was full of people who moved there from the city neighborhoods and inner suburbs because they were getting ‘too rough’ or ‘the schools were better’ or ‘there was less crime’.  All of these were euphemisms for fewer black people.

What I see with all of this stuff in Virginia now is what I saw growing up in the 80’s and 90’s in Pennsylvania.  There was a split between people who were so accustomed to racism they didn’t see a problem with it, and those that tried to do better.  I grew up in a very racist town, but some of us tried to do better.  Some parents had no problems with passing on their hatreds, while others worked their ass off to raise their kids better than they were raised.  My mom fell into the latter category, and did her damndest to make sure that we treated people based on how they deserved to be treated, not on the color of their skin.  But her generation had a lot to answer for.  Now, her generation is mostly dying off, and their kids look back at their actions with disgust.

That’s where Virginia is at.  The current leadership is the first generation that is truly trying to make a choice between letting go of past hatreds or hold onto the traditions of youth.  Meanwhile, most of the rest of the country had this conversation a long time ago.

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

This was uttered by Katrina Peirson.  If that name sounds familiar, she was the contemptuous waste of skin that was flashing White Power hand signs during Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing. (Daily Check-In 08/14/2018). I know that’s a weird thing to say, and as much as she deserves to be called something worse, but calling her a cunt is an insult to cunts.  She lacks both the depth and warmth that are typically associated with one.

She wasn’t the only one on the Right Wing to make a Klan comment, nor was she the only one with racist tendencies to do so.  It’s actually a little funny that the first thing they thought was Klan rally.  Maybe they feel a little nostalgic?

 

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

Gabbard

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

I know the focus right now is on Trump’s crimes and 2020 — and it should be — but I can’t wait to get back to having honest conversations about politics. I hope we can recover from the hyper-partisan environment we’re currently trapped in, but I honestly don’t know. 1/4

One thing I do — and that I strongly encourage everyone try — is spend time every day reading something, or talking to someone, that I disagree with. This should be intelligent material; I’m NOT encouraging anyone to go read Jacob Wohl or anything like that. 2/4

I’ve found when we drop the “keyboard courage” and actually engage with people who we might not agree, two things happen: 1. We understand them a little better 2. It’s harder to be hostile, because you realize different ideas don’t automatically make someone a bad person. 3/4

Take me for example: I started my Twitter journey as a disgruntled person who identified as Republican who was just here because Trump sucks. Two years on Twitter taught me that I align much more with moderate Democrats than I do anyone from what I *thought* was my party <fin>

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

Lanny and Susan Wiles

Keep an ear out for those names.  They were able to get Natalia Veselnitskaya a front row seat to a Congressional hearing featuring Russian Ambassador Michael McFaul.

 

That’s it for Wednesday.  Like I said earlier this week, it’s going to be nuts.

I was expecting the Erickson indictment to come in, but I wasn’t expecting it to be for money laundering and ripping off old people.  That is a bit of a surprise.  At least until I think about how much of a scumbag he truly is.  Then it makes perfect sense.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

 

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