Check-In 06/11/2019

Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11, 2019

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

 

CONGRESS

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

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

 

TRAITOR TOTS

McConnell and Chao

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM, & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

PRIDE

 

RUMOR MILL

 

 

That’s it for the last couple days.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 06/07/2019

Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9, 2019.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

 

CONGRESS

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

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

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

Voter Suppression

 

 

#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

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PRIDE

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

That’s it for the last couple days.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 06/06/2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and Thursday, June 6.  Published on Sunday, June 9.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

 

CONGRESS

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

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

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM, & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

Voter Suppression

 

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  Sorry for the delay on posting.  I did not have time to get this published on Thursday or Friday.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

 

 

Check-In 06/04/2019

Monday, June 3, 2019 and Tuesday June 4.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

George Nader Arrested

That was a fucked up read.

George Nader, who was representing the Trump Campaign and the Trump Administration as well as working as Erik Prince’s right hand man, was busted for transporting child porn.  And I’m not talking about a topless pic of a 17 year old girl who turns 18 next week.  He had a dozen videos of young boys taking part in acts of humiliation and torture.  Real young.  Aside from one clip with a teen, the oldest boy was about 7, with most of the boys being in the 3-4 age range.

These videos were seized from George when he was stopped by the FBI most likely at Mueller’s request when he entered the country on January 17, 2018.  After he was stopped, he became a cooperating witness real quick and provided a ton of information on everything surrounding the Middle East Marshal Plan.  I hypothesized that earlier that George was probably caught with some child porn when they caught him and that’s why he cooperated so hard.  Looks like that might be the case.

Where does this go from here?  I’m not sure.  This was a referral from an FBI agent in Jacksonville who specializes in these types of crimes, but it will be interesting to see whether or not other attorneys for the U.S. make a case to give him leniency in exchange for his testimony and information.  Then again, if they have his notes, do they really need him?

Pay attention to what happens going forward.  Team Trump will try to spin this like they had nothing to do with Nader, but associating with someone who was carrying videos of this kind across international borders doesn’t look good.  Harvey Weinstein and R. Kelly look good next to him.

 

Paul Manafort has been transferred to New York prison where he’s awaiting state charges for fraud and tax evasion.

 

CONGRESS

 

 

 

 

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

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

British Visit

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM, & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

Citizenship Census Question

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

Saudi Arabia

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  I feel like I’m getting back in the swing of things.

I’m going to add George Nader to The Indicted in a few minutes.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

 

Check-In 05/31/2019

Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2, 2019.   Published on June 3rd, 2019.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

 

CONGRESS

 

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

 

McCAIN

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN, & IMMIGRATION

 

RACISM, RIGHT WING TERRORISM & WHITE NATIONALISM

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

British Visit

 

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & ECONOMY

 

GOP: THE PARTY OF LINCOLN IS DEAD

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  There’s not much of a coda today, as I’ve been out of the loop for the last couple days.  It wasn’t a slow weekend, but I wasn’t around to deal with most of it.  I look forward to things quieting down in my personal life over the next couple weeks.  I also look forward to a Pirates World Series, a night of uninterrupted sleep and not being sore in the morning, and taking a jetpack to work.  I can dream, can’t I?

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 05/30/2019

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 to Thursday May 30th.  Published on Sunday, June 2nd.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

Mueller’s Statement

As of Wednesday May 29th, Robert S. Mueller, III has resigned as Special Counselor and has closed the Special Counselor’s Office.  His statement was short and sweet, and came down to a few points.

  • He didn’t charge Trump with Obstruction because of the DOJ policy that says he can’t.
  • He said that the policy is unconstitutional.
  • He couldn’t even file a sealed indictment.
  • AG Barr misrepresented his report.
  • If he could clear Trump he would, but he can’t.
  • He doesn’t want to testify before Congress for some theater spectacle.
  • He urges every American to read the report.
  • He wants everyone to REALLY, REALLY read it.
  • Did I tell you he wants you to read it?

 

 

Tweeting a Confession

 

 

 

CONGRESS

Impeachment

 

Election Protection

 

 

COHEN, NEW YORK, AND THE OTHER LAWSUITS

 

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

Admitted to Russian Help

 

The Ultimate Snowflake

 

 

TRAITOR TOTS

 

CULT 45

 

FIGHTING BACK

 

EMERGENCIES, SHUTDOWN & IMMIGRATION

 

SCOTUS & COURTS

Citizenship Question

 

McConnell

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

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

Graham

 

Moore

 

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

RUMOR MILL

 

 

That’s it for the past few days.  Yes, I’m a couple days behind on posting.  I know, shit happened and I was busier than expected.

So, now that Robert Mueller has resigned, where do we go from here?  I’m not sure.  I want to war-game this out, but I feel like it’s a battle between corrupt evil willing to do anything to win and incompetent leadership too afraid of their own shadows.  That said, here’s the long game, in my opinion…

The Democrats in the House will begin Impeachment proceedings and hearings by the end of the Summer.  They’ve already started the hearings in multiple committees, but are being stonewalled at every turn by people refusing to comply with subpoenas.  This will last until a couple big names are thrown in jail for contempt.  While this is happening, one of the 300 places that were subpoenaed for Trump’s financial records sends them in. Trump’s financial records not only get entered into the Congressional record, but his 1040’s for the last several years will get leaked to the press.  They will show that Trump is a bankrupt fraud.  Money laundering and tax evasion will be added to the conversation.

The timing of this will be important.  The only moves that Team Trump have left are to delay impeachment and a Senate trial as long as possible.  If they can delay it into the 2020 calendar year, they have a chance of not facing a trial.

Personally, I think at some point in the next year and a half, Trump will have a medical emergency that will force him to drop out of the 2020 race and possibly leave office.  This will give everyone the out they need.  Trump will get out of office, the GOP can get another candidate in place, and Pence can come out of the closet.

I’d like to get back to the schedule I’ve been using the last few weeks.  The next post will cover Friday and the Weekend, and should be published tomorrow.

On a personal note, I had a decent therapy session on Saturday, then saw exactly how hard it is to get a quick meal without flour in it.  I don’t see the doctor until Wednesday, but I need to talk to them about whether or not I have a gluten allergy, sensitivity, or something in between.

Quick explanation on how gluten problems work.  According to my 23andMe report, a couple genes are flipped around in a position where the immune system identifies gluten as an invader and attacks it in the upper GI tract, shortly after where the stomach meets the small intestine.  This attack also kills a bunch of the gut bacteria that are used pull nutrients from the food.  This attack causes the body to work harder to pull nutrients from food, and creates a buildup of methane.  This is where farts come from.  By cutting out gluten, the immune system isn’t attacking the gut bacteria, which drastically cuts down on the amount of gas, bloating, pain, and everything else I’ve been seeing on a daily basis for a long fucking time.

I also got WAYYYY too excited about seeing Gluten-Free Bisquik.  I like to bake.  I’m damn good at it.  One of my signature recipes is a Pumpkin Pie without a crust.  I add some Bisquik to it for stability and it improves the texture.  It’s AWESOME.  But now, if I eat it, it could fuck me up for several days.  Now, I can try making my pie.  I will have to go through ALL of my recipes, but at least there’s hope.  And a chance for some really disgusting creations.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur