18 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-15-18

  1. The Democrats may finally have a plan:
    1. Don’t nominate a man-hating woman.
    2. Don’t nominate a transvestite.
    3. Don’t nominate a Black who attacks the police or a Mexican who waves the Mexican flag.
    4. Have your candidate feed the Trumpkins the same economic hogwash that Trump himself likes to spew.


  2. Poor Scott Lincicome.


  3. Its truly a golden age of comedy — the material is too easy

    And Ontario Conservatives don’t want to be left out. Doug Ford, brother of the former crack smoking mayor of Toronto Rob Ford, succeeded Patrick Brown who had to resign after he was accused of pressuring drunk young female staff into sex. He would buy drinks for the women half his age (one girl was 19) but stay sober himself. His successor Doug Ford besides his association with his brother was a well known drug dealer in his community well into his twenties. The following link is from a satrical magazine but its accurate; with right wing populism satire and truth are very similar.


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  4. It looks like former FBI Deputy Director McCabe might not be able to retire with a lifetime pension, if the recommendation by the internal report triggered an F.B.I. disciplinary process that recommended his termination — thus leaving Mr. Sessions to either accept or reverse that decision. McCabe apparently lied to investigators more than once during his questioning. He should be indicted, just like Flynn was…

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  5. The Trump administration is unveiling sanctions against Russia for cyber attacks and attempting to meddle in the election.

    The U.S. will impose new economic sanctions on two-dozen Russian individuals and entities for cyberattacks in the U.S. and meddling in the 2016 election, senior national security officials said Thursday.

    The Treasury Department will target five entities and 19 individuals from Russia for actions ranging from the “destabilizing efforts” in the 2016 presidential election to the “NotPetya” malware attack, the costliest and most disruptive in history.

    Treasury says it will freeze the assets and prohibit Americans from doing business with the accused Russians.

    Some of those entities and individuals — including the “Internet Research Agency,” which allegedly used fake social media accounts to sow division in the U.S. — have already been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller.

    The new sanctions also target two Russian military intelligence firms and a half-dozen people associated with them.

    The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating what officials described as a two-year cyber-warfare campaign against U.S. government entities and critical infrastructure in the energy, nuclear, commercial, water, aviation and manufacturing sectors.


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  6. More on Debra’s link here.


    “”The United States stands in solidarity with its closest ally, the United Kingdom,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “The United States shares the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter, and we support the United Kingdom’s decision to expel Russian diplomats as a just response.

    “This latest action by Russia fits into a pattern of behavior in which Russia disregards the international rules-based order, undermines the sovereignty and security of countries worldwide, and attempts to subvert and discredit Western democratic institutions and processes. The United States is working together with our allies and partners to ensure that this kind of abhorrent attack does not happen again.”

    United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed Russia in a statement before the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, saying the country needed to be held accountable for using chemical weapons in this “atrocious crime.””

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  7. This coward picked the wrong line of work.


    “Deputy officer Scot Peterson was suspended after the department reviewed the footage, and prior to the public announcement of his failure to engage the shooter, resigned.

    Footage was only released after the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the Miami Herald, and CNN filed suit against the Broward County Sheriff’s Department and the Broward County School District.

    The Sun Sentinel elaborates:

    “The video speaks for itself,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that accompanied the release of the video. “His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation, as requested by Sheriff Scott Israel on Feb. 21. After being suspended without pay, Peterson chose to resign and immediately retired rather than face possible termination.”

    The video released Thursday starts less than a minute after the Broward Sheriff’s Office said Cruz entered the school and began shooting. As Peterson is seen running to a golf cart, the first 911 call about the shooting is made to Coral Springs police, according to a Sheriff’s Office timeline.

    In the video, people whose images are blurred run out of a building. At the time, according to the agency’s timeline, Peterson over his police radio said: “Be advised we have possible, could be firecrackers, I think we have shots fired, possible shots fired – 1200 building.”

    The video shows a golf cart driving past the 700 building, adjacent to the building where the shooting took place. Peterson can be seen walking up to the 700 building and taking up a position by the wall, with a view of the building in which Cruz was shooting.

    Although the video camera’s view of Peterson is partially blocked by a utility pole, he appears to remain there for most of the rest of the 27-minute video.

    Peterson claimed he heard shots outside of the 1200 building, which is why he took up a post outside, rather than engaging the shooter. Dispatch records released last week (which we covered), revealed Peterson’s public account might not be congruent with the events that transpired.

    Internal radio dispatches made public by the Broward County Sheriff’s Department Thursday appear to contradict Peterson’s story. According to those dispatches, Peterson said he heard gunfire “inside” the school. Worse still, “just as school shooter Nikolas Cruz was fleeing the building after killing 17 people, Peterson warned his fellow officers to stay away,” reports the Miami Herald:”


  8. This can’t be good: divorcing over travel and tweets? The pressure on the family must be overwhelming. :–/

    Vanessa Trump filed for divorce against her husband Donald Trump Jr. late Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

    The president’s daughter-in-law filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning she’s not expecting a legal battle over custody of the couple’s five children or their assets.

    They were married in 2005.

    Page Six first reported that they were struggling with marital problems related to Don Jr.’s travels and controversial tweets.



  9. ?????????????????????????
    I clicked on Ricky’s 9:48 and was scrolling around and came up on Linda and Chuck Shull.
    And I don’t think those pictures are saved on my computer.
    I’m not concerned, just puzzled.

    Chuck, if you don’t know, is my son.


  10. Chas, you might be logged onto facebook if you have an account, or Linda and Chuck might have an account and those pics could be posted there. The link @9:48 was a facebook post.


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