August 2019 Update

It’s time for a quick update.  I missed all of July, and it looks like it will be later in August that I’ll be back to posting on a regular schedule.

As I mentioned in my last post, June Announcement, my wife suffered multiple compound fractures.  Since that post, she spent a couple weeks in the hospital, a few more in rehab, and has been home for the last two weeks.  We’re still trying to get into a nice routine, but hopefully by the end of the month, she’ll be less cripply and more semi-functional.

What I’d like to do when I get back is host a Summer Recap post or series, I’m not sure which yet.  It’ll cover the bigger events of the season, like Jeffrey Epstein getting arrested for trafficking minors for sex and Robert Mueller testifying before Congress.

I miss writing every day, and I hate not being knee deep in the fight right now.  As soon as the wife is cleared for a return to normalcy, I’m back telling everyone how None Of This Is Normal.

June Announcement

I haven’t posted anything for a few days, and it might be a while before I’m back on track with a regular schedule.

This past Saturday, my wife was injured when she fell off of a horse.  She’s alive, but has a few broken bones.  She’s going to be on the shelf for a while.  Even after she has all of the surgeries she needs, she won’t be doing jumping jacks anytime soon.

I have some posts and info from the last few days, but my standard Check-In posts won’t be coming out like they have been.  I might have to scrap a couple that I was working on and focus on condensing what I can report on until things get back to semi-normal.

I’m not retiring this site, not by a long shot.  I just can’t spend hours working on it every night.  Going forward, I have to limit the amount of time spent on a post to an hour or two at most.  It might seem contradictory, but the Check-In posts could easily take several hours on and off to complete.

When a major story breaks, I’ll cover it.  If I can do a quick synopsis of the craziness of the day, I’ll do that too.  But I can’t use the existing format until I have more time available.

Thanks for riding along on this journey.

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