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

 

Check-in 05/27/2019

Monday, May 27, 2019.  Covering from Friday May 24th.

 

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

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & 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…

Memorial Day

 

 

That’s it for the last few days.  I feel like I’m about to make another excuse for the lack of content, but dammit, it’s a good one.

As I mentioned recently, I’m in the middle of trying to sell a house, handle the bills for someone else, and I’m trying to find a potential sibling.  To further the last goal, I took a 23andMe test on the off chance that she also joined one of these programs.  I’m already on Ancestry, but no luck with that one.  I decided that since I already had an ancestry test, I might as well go with the health test as well.

The good news is the results came back a lot sooner than I expected.  The bad news is that the results show that I’m likely to have a wheat sensitivity or have celiac disease.  What’s worse is that I was scarfing down a pizza while reading that part.

The short version is that I have a couple genes that flipped from a T to a C or vice versa, and because of this it could cause my immune system to treat wheat like an infection.

I have a doctor’s appointment scheduled in a week or so, but in the meantime, I’m trying to go gluten free.  And it sucks.  Not the food replacements, but having to check EVERY FUCKING LABEL.  Seriously, Pringles has wheat in it.  Granola bars aren’t necessarily safe.  Fucking Rice Krispies has malt flavoring, which comes from barley.

I don’t think I’ve craved a pizza so much in my life.  At least I now have an excuse to try a gluten-free one. 😐

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 05/23/2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and Thursday May 23.

 

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

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, AND ECONOMY

 

STUDENT ISSUES

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  Once again, I haven’t been on Twitter or Social Media for the last few days.  Things have been crazy.  It doesn’t help when everyone in the house is sick.

My favorite news was Stephen Calk’s indictment.  I saw a story earlier in the day that Calk was up for a major post in the financial side of the government.  The New York Field Office was like “Nope, fuck that.”

Welcome to The Indicted Mr. Calk.  I hope bribing Paul Manafort was worth it.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 05/21/2019

Monday, May 20, 2019 and Tuesday, May 21.

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

 

McGahn

 

 

CONGRESS

Impeachment and Obstruction

 

Financial Records and Taxes

 

 

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

 

#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

 

PRIESTS & RELIGION

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  I didn’t have time to go through the Rumor Mill in the last couple days.  I’ve been busy.

There’s a lot of frustration with how slow things are going on the Impeachment front, but for once I’m not freaking out.  Impeachment is no longer an if but a when, and we’re building to it.  We’ll get one shot at it, and I think the Contempt of Congress cases will be included.  Trump is ordering people to actively ignore subpoenas.  These orders will be at the top of his Obstruction of Congress charges.

Think about it…

Congress will get one shot at impeaching and removing Trump before the 2020 election.  Everything will need to be brought to the table.  All of his financial crimes, the witness tampering, the Russian and Saudi work, the abuse of immigrants and his inaction on Puerto Rico.  But what is one thing that is above party lines?

Telling Congress to go fuck themselves.  That move will cause everyone to get behind impeachment.

One of the things with Impeachment is that the articles, or charges, are voted on individually.  They aren’t voted on collectively unless Congress decides to do so.  If an Impeachment resolution passes the House Judiciary, the articles are voted on before a full session of Congress.  The charges can be voted on individually.  That way, if a lawmaker says that activity doesn’t reach criminality for all of them but only a couple, they can vote for those couple.

Think of it like a Grand Jury.  Let’s say there’s 20 charges that are being discussed.  Bob allegedly shot and killed Gary, then drove the getaway car into a McDonald’s seriously injuring Ethel and Edith.  Some jury members might question if there is enough evidence of Bob shooting Gary, but the store had security cam footage of Bob driving a car into the restaurant and hitting Edith and Ethel.  That jury member might not vote for the murder charge, but they will for the vehicular assault, property damage, and the other 10 related crimes.

That’s what I think we’re building to.  Trump might not be impeached and removed for Russia, but for Obstruction of Congress and Obstruction of Justice.  And tax evasion.  And money laundering.  And being a dick.

I’ll try to be back in a couple days.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 05/17/2019

Friday, May 17, 2019 and the weekend

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

The first domino to fall is always the hardest.

 

It’s almost like we’ve been talking about money laundering for about two years.  Because we have.  What gets interesting in this story is that it directly implicates Deutsche Bank management in the cover up, the story mentions that others that are publicly exposed are involved, and that Kushner was paying individuals in Russia.  Not even companies, but people directly.

See why Trump is suing to keep this private?

 

 

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

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

#NEVERAGAIN

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

WHITE HOUSE CHAOS

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & 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 few days.  Like I’ve said for the last few posts, I’m trying to get back in the rhythm and find a nice balance.  This feels like a good start.  Writing is like working out.  If not done every day, it’s hard to get back in the routine, but if done on a schedule, a day doesn’t feel complete without it.

Keep an eye out on the Deutsche Bank stories and upcoming hearings and rulings from Team Trump fighting subpoenas.  They’re resorting to the same argument in all of them, and it’s a lousy one at that claiming that Congress has no authority to investigate unless there is a legislative purpose.  They’ve used this same argument multiple times and are flailing around wildly hoping that one of the judges takes their side.  If even one of them strikes it down, they don’t have a leg to stand on.  We should hear something on those in the upcoming days.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 05/16/2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and Thursday May 16.

 

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

 

#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

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

ENVIRONMENT & SCIENCE

 

ELECTIONS

 

THINKING AHEAD

 

PROGRESS IS PROGRESS

 

WTF?!

 

IN OTHER NEWS…

 

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  Once again, there is no Rumor Mill section today as I have not been on social media.  At least not for political purposes.  Getting back into the daily cycle of writing is like rehabbing from an injury.  The time immediately after the injury is spent trying to heal the damaged area.  The next phase is spent trying to strengthen the damaged body part to get it ready for normal work.  Then, it’s a holistic approach to get back to normal.  Right now I feel like I’m in the first or second phase of rehab.

I hope to get back to more content next week.  Right now, I just want to get back to a maintainable schedule before trying to tackle more stuff.  I’ll be back with some Rumor Mill stuff over the weekend.  To be honest, I’ve been avoiding it because I’m burned out from everything else and needed a chance to recuperate.  I think I’m back up to semi-normal at this point.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur

Check-In 05/14/2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, covering Monday and Tuesday

 

THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION

 

CONGRESS

 

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

 

#METOO & WOMEN’S RIGHTS

 

COLD WAR 2.0

 

FIXING THE INTERNET

 

THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE

 

TRADE WAR, HEALTH CARE, & 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…

 

That’s it for the last couple days.  I hope to be back up on the horse of regular posting before too long.  I will be back on Friday with more.

 

Thank you, and have a good one.

 

“Without Journalists, it’s just propaganda.”

– Katy Tur