Daily Check-In 04/01/2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Clearance Reversals

We talked about the clearance overrides before on Daily Check-In 01/31/2019, but the scope of the problem is finally coming into view.  At least 25 security clearances that were denied for various reasons were overridden.  The whistleblower who raised this issue and told the press about it also told Congress about it, too.  This included several senior White House officials

These people shouldn’t be anywhere near secret information, let alone the most sensitive secrets this country has.

 

Mueller Report

I’m going to say this everyday until we see the report, but let’s wait before we see the full report before we hit the “Everything is terrible” button. (Daily Check-In 03/22/2019)

One thing I’ve gotten pretty good at over the last two years is reading legal documents.  It doesn’t take 400 pages to say “We ain’t find shit.”  Plus, Barr’s Summary was a prime example of lawyerball. (The Last Few Days – 03/27/2019).   He’s been described as a “Lawyer’s Lawyer.”  In other words, the lawyer that a lawyer calls when they’re in such deep shit they need a lawyer.

 

 

CONGRESS

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

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

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for Monday.  At least, this is all I grabbed.  I’m still trying to get things under control around everything else.  I’d like to get back in the swing of things, but I’m tired.  I don’t know if I’ll do a Daily post each day this week, just because of how much I have to deal with.

Like I said yesterday (Daily Check-In 03/29/2019), I’m in the middle of a whole bunch of stuff.  I don’t like feeling this tired all of the time.  The hardest part is trying to keep up appearances.  I’ll spare the long story for now, but I didn’t have the greatest childhood.  Dealing with him is bringing a lot of those old problems back to the forefront.  I need to decompress after dealing with him. Which, of course, is right when the rest of the family asks questions about how he’s doing today.  I’m glad they text, because that gives me a chance to vent and say what I really want to say before I type a polite response.

Here’s a tip: set up your will and power of attorney before you get sick.  It’s a lot less of a pain in the dick for whomever has to clean up your mess.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Daily Check-In 03/29/2019

Friday, March 29, 2019 and the weekend.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

 

 

 

CONGRESS

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

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

 

SAUDI ARABIA

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

737

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for the last few days.  And I’m having to skip from doing this daily for the next few weeks at least.  I haven’t devoted as much time as I’d like to fighting the fight.  Instead, I’m dealing with insurance companies, lawyers, and other bureaucracies.  Like Warren Zevon said “Send lawyers, guns, and money, the shit has hit the fan.”

As I stated last week, I’m going through some stuff involving my father.  He had a massive stroke about two weeks ago, and he’s currently in rehab.  Unfortunately, the rehab stay is probably only going to be a couple weeks, unless they recommend him for an off-site rehab.  If they don’t, he’ll need a place to go to since his house is not an option.  Even if he could take care of himself, his house is beyond disgusting.  And of course, everything is fucking expensive.  I’m half tempted to find the shady nursing homes they show on 60 Minutes.  They looked like they weren’t too expensive.

So, between raising two young kids including an infant, a full time and then some job, researching for this site and writing every day, I now get to juggle all of that with taking care of a stroke victim that is too stubborn to die.  In his life he has survived a Widow Maker heart attack, diabetes, another heart attack that ended in a quadruple bypass, hypertension, a likely case of COPD, flirted with kidney failure, and multiple injuries and accidents that each carry their own death toll.  He has or had 7 of the top 10 causes of death in the U.S.  The only things missing are cancer, Alzheimers (which there is a family history), and suicide.

When all this shit is resolved, I’m taking a couple days off.  From everything.  I’m exhausted.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur