22 April 2017

An anonymous source

The New Yorker has an article about the looming threat of a government shutdown in about a week’s time, if the Republicans don’t manage to settle on a budget they can all agree on: “Next week is going to have quite high drama,” a top White House official, who sounded excited by the coming clash, told me. “It’s going to be action-packed. This one is not getting as much attention, but, trust me, it’s going to be the battle of the titans. ... Read more

20 April 2017

Russia timeline updates and Rudy Giuliani

A note about some recent Trump/Russia timeline additions. As previously noted, the Rosneft sale — which Trump campaign people were allegedly offered the brokerage fees on — went via a shell corporation set up as a joint venture between a Swiss corporation called Glencore, and Qatar. It turns out that Rudy Giuliani worked as a consultant for Rosneft, as well as for Qatar — and also for Alfa Bank in Russia which a Trump server kept connecting to for unknown reasons. ... Read more

20 April 2017

The man who mistook a pen for a hat

This is an attempt to catalog Donald Trump’s apparently worsening mental condition, because I couldn’t find any other web pages doing the job. Remember, Trump’s father Fred suffered from Alzheimer’s during the last decade of his life, and it’s genetic. Check out the Alzheimer’s Association list of 10 early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Note that a very common symptom of Alzheimer’s is disturbed sleep, with sufferers waking up upset and angry in the small hours. ... Read more

3 April 2017

Black Lives Matter kerfuffle in Philadelphia

An argument has erupted over the Philadelphia chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement, after they decided to make an upcoming meeting a “black only space”. The group has since clarified that in fact, all their meetings are black centered and that white people aren’t welcome. I have a few thoughts on this. First of all, I totally get why black Americans might be really suspicious, perhaps even hostile or fearful, regarding white Americans. ... Read more

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