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Tuesday, 26 June 2018


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Oh my gosh! The harridan appears during my morning coffee!. I read where her former boss made a trip home to Kenya. Now if you folks could keep her and his kin folk keep him..

I trust you didn't spew coffee over your keyboard, Whiters!

Nope- missed it by ( ) much.

Meh. Who cares about Hillary anymore. The immigration story is getting more interesting, though:

"Lured by the charm of little Havana or the glamour of South Beach, some 15 million tourists visit Miami every year.

But for a growing number of Russian women, the draw isn't sunny beaches or pulsing nightclubs. It's U.S. citizenship for their newborn children." ...

"It's not just the Russians who are coming. Chinese moms-to-be have been flocking to Southern California to give birth for years."

The "anchor baby" rhetoric seems a bit truncated.

Texas is big. For most of my life I did not even realize that that is the set-up for a dirty joke. It was just a fact, like "The world is round." (Or so they claim.) Although I live in Austin, in the center of the State, I was raised in Northeast Texas, and people who did business in that area also did business in Arkansas, and those people all knew about the Clintons' corruption. Hillary was the bag (wo)man. Bribes were paid to Attorney General Bill Clinton (Later to Governor Clinton)by throwing meaningless legal business toward the Rose Law Firm, of which she, as the "rainmaker," got an extra partner's share. That was the reason that the Rose law firm's pay records were so inexplicably important in the Whitewater investigation. If even a quarter of the allegations about the Clintons are true, the USA dodged a huge bullet.

Allegations that DJT paid bribes in New York State may also be true. That is life in Third World countries, like New York and Arkansas. Paying a bribe, in a place where that is how business gets done, is an unfortunate circumstance of life. Receiving bribes is not at all the same thing.

Hello, Michael, I was beginning to worry about you, I thought, poor chap, he lives in Texas so he's probably over-run with Central American immigrants!

Bribery can be more imaginative than handing over a bag full of cash. Here's just one method:

"That’s partly because a President who once promised to “drain the swamp” of influence peddling now owns the city’s newest bog. According to Trump’s 2016 financial-disclosure statement, he owned a 76.7% stake in the limited-liability company that controls the hotel, which is now headed by his son Donald Jr. The place has been a magnet for the capital’s political class. “Of course we hang out there,” says a former Trump campaign adviser. “Everyone hangs out there. Being in the Trump hotel’s lobby is a way to get people to know you.”

The potential conflicts of interest are dizzying."

Trump is also getting payments funneled through the RNC:

"The Republican National Committee spent roughly $271,000 at President Trump’s private businesses in February, according to documents filed Tuesday evening.

The majority of the RNC’s spending at Trump’s private properties last month paid for venue rental and catering at the Trump National Doral Miami resort in Florida and the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Of about $270,000 spent at both properties, most of the expenses — about $205,000 — were spent at Trump National Doral Miami, Federal Election Commission filings show."

There are lots of other ways Trump and his family are using his and their own positions for profit. If anyone would like I'll try to assemble a list, though it would be a fairly large undertaking. Republicans can't really be blamed for the whataboutism and trying to bring up the Clintons at any opportunity. Trump can't be defended in any straightforward way.

how about Obama’s scholastic records? Much more interesting!

My God that Hydra is still there! The cup containing my first hot coffee just cracked.

And Bob, not to waste too much ink here, most of us didn't elect Trump because we like him or even want to listen to him. We sure as hell didn't elect him to go on defense for him. We elected him to go one offense.

should be 'on' offence.

Whitewall, you got what you wanted. Trump's certainly offensive. How that will affect the Republican party remains to be seen. Believe it or not, I can sympathize with a good percentage of the Trump voters. Maybe you read that article on income inequality I linked the other day.

As far as Obama's university records:

"And another viral email questioning what we know about Obama suggested that he didn’t attend Columbia University, calling it “very, very strange” that “no one ever came forward” to say that they knew Obama in school. Not only does the university proudly claim Obama as one of its own, but The New York Times wrote about Phil Boerner, who knew Obama in 1979 when they both attended Occidental, and then roomed with Obama after they both transferred to Columbia in 1981. Boerner wrote an article for the university’s student magazine in 2009, describing how he and Obama met and what it was like living with Obama in New York."

It's just one example of "alternate facts" and how some people would rather believe emails or partisan sources than actual news. There's a pretty comprehensive list of other Obama myths at the linked story, and USA Today is about as vanilla as journalism gets.


Justice Kennedy announces his retirement from the Supreme Court. Trump will be looking at his list for a Supreme Court replacement.


When she leaves your fair isle, can you put her on train to Europe. So Doctor Merkle will look good comparison.

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