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I was telling one of my best friends John yesterday how I heard my last name on television for the first time in a British TV show. it was weird to hear my name especially my last name. And then yesterday all I heard was my first name. I pronounce my name Allen and not with the French pronunciation. In France I like my name to be pronounced with the French pronunciation Latin America when somebody speaking English it just sounds so pretentious. There was this guy who is dating a friend of mine and he kept calling me by my name in the French pronunciation, his name was Charles I told him I did not like that. He was a billionaire so he thought he could do it over and over eventually I started calling him Chuck. He hated it. The other thing about Alan as a name is that it has a multitude of spellings.
All right now that I’ve said my thing about my name I thought I’d bring up what the whole point of this post was. Allen weisselberg my Lord how many times was his name brought up in yesterday’s hearing in front of the house oversight committee. Michael Cohen must have said his name more than he did “mr. Trump”. we know that he’s been a cooperating witness but it doesn’t mean that he has some sort of immunity. And all right think that’s Mister Weisselberg would be very smart to do a Michael Cohen and just stop protecting the president and savehis own neck. You know that Trump would not think twice about throwing him under the bus.
PS Trump org is the stupidest name for a corporation. Especially after the internet came on the scene and had the .Org standing for nonprofits. But of course Trump doesn’t use email or text. I wish h8 would stop using Twitter.
I bring up Watergate on my blog a lot. It’s the only thing that I have to compare to the craziness that we’re going through right now. The one thing that I can tell you for sure is that John Dean’s testimony caused the downfall of Nixon.
At the time of his testimony in front of the Watergate committee Nixon had approval ratings in the mid-forties. Sound familiar? Within a year his approval ratings plummeted to 21%. just like a rats jumping a sinking ship the GOP followed suit. So reading that the GOP and independent voters are starting to soften on Trump is very telling.
I watched the whole testimony of Michael Cohen today in front of the House oversight committee.what was fascinating to me and two other observers of the body politic is that as much as the GOP members of the committee attacked Michael Cohen they never defended Donald Trump. You would think that allegation after allegation that were flung to the committee members from Michael Collins testimony would have been at least given some window dressing of making an attempt to defend the leader of the GOP. But nobody did.
Look, I am more than aware that politicians are politicians and you can’t ask a lepard to shed their spots. to me the reason that President Clinton was never convicted by the Senate was because his approval ratings were soaring. That’s not the case anymore for Trump. It never was the case for Trump to be honest. He has had the worst approval ratings of any president in his first year in office. And even worse he’s had historically high disapproval ratings.
Do I think today was the wooden stake in his heart, no. But it’s the beginning and with a democratically LED house we are going to see more and more of these hearings chip away at the fake veneer of this presidency.
I’m going to be 65 on April 30th. I never thought I would watch a president of the United States sell us out to one of our greatest enemies. The same president who before taking office vilified President Obama for not doing enough against North Korea. So here we are capitulating to them. This is the same president that tore up a very good agreement to hold back nuclear development in Iran. And now here we are capitulating to North Korea.
In the words of oversight chairman Cummings, we must get back to a new normal, we must give a future generation a stronger democracy than we got and this President is destroying democracy every day.
I have been reluctant to use the word impeachment in my blog but I believe it’s time.
Judge Berman was very clear in her admonition to Roger stone that if he spoke to the Press about anything to do with the case she would revoke his bail. What are these people thinking?what is so scary to these people that they’re willing to go to jail? And please don’t tell me it’s patriotism because these people or anything but patriots.
However you want to look at Michael Cohen, you must agreed that he has nothing to gain and everything to lose in today’s hearings. I think he is being forthright and has been very honest about his past misdeeds.
Roger Stone you said you were afraid of going to jail. then why are you opening your mouth to another news person? This makes no sense.
I’m going to be a bit of a contrarian here. I remember Michael Cohen from that CNN Jeanne Moos fit where he refused to answer questions and kept saying say what. I remember Michael Cohen for being the person defending Trump left and right. So here we are.
I keep bringing up Watergate but it’s the only thing that I can refer to within my memory that’s even remotely like what’s happening right now. John Dean was not a good guy and he brought Nixon down. Michael Cohen is not a good guyand I hope he brings the current occupants of the White House down.
Everything in this article is what we already knew about Trump, he’s a racist short, he’s a liar sure, he’s a cheat of course.
his testimony in front of the house tomorrow will be very telling. It’s almost midnight on the East coast so in about 10 hours this spectacle begins.
Threatening to veto a bill is how this corrupt White House makes sure that the turtle, Mitch McConnell doesn’t bring a bill to the floor of the Senate. Mitch McConnell’s application of the power of congress is unprecedented. basically says he won’t bring a bill to the floor of the Senate that the president is going to veto. What the hell?
As the power of the NRA wins I don’t understand the reasoning behind not wanting something that even 72% of NRA members want. We’re not talking about banning weapons. We’re not talking about taking people’s guns away. We’re talking about making sure that people who should not have guns don’t get them. Do we let everyone wants to drive a car drive a car? No. It’s common sense.
Hence the term common Sense gun control.
The blood of the 45,000 people who die each year from gun violence in our country and especially that of the children and the unarmed women is on the hands of the man in the White House and his turtle.
Bravo CNN, once again you prove to be anything but the leader in news. Instead of showing disc traders mugshot you instead show him with Cadillacs in the background. I’m not doing that. So mugshot it is.
Mr. Manafort when you signed the plea agreement with the special council you waived your rights to plead for a lighter sentence. You agreed that if you did not meet the requirements are the plea agreement that the book would be thrown at you. If I had my way I would throw the whole library at you. Your traitor and saying that you were trying to make these bad people better did not work out. everyone that you did business with was a bad person and they remain bad to the core and were thrown out of office except for Putin who is your good friend.
your plea agreement clearly stated that you are not to do anything illegal while you are waiting for sentencing. I guess a criminal to the Core cannot stop himself. So a life sentence is I hope what you are going to get.
First let’s get some things out of the way. The dictionary definition of communism is:
a system in which goods are owned incommonand are available to all as needed
How is paying someone a living wage in anyway communism? The Republicans need to start doing some deep soul-searching because their corporate overlords are now going to threaten their political survival. The middle class is disappearing and AOC is only saying that she’s going to pay her staffers $52,000 a year. And the Republicans think this is outrageous?
The Republican brand is becoming one of corporate cronyism and leaning towards fascism. How is that the party of Lincoln?
I’m not sure if this is the death throws of an organization that no longer has support even from its own members or is it Pure evil? A little of both maybe.
The new leader of the NRA is Oliver North. Oliver North is used to being subpoenaed because he was right in the middle of the Iran-Contra scandal that play the rate in ministration. Oliver North is not a patriot, the way I see him he is the opposite of a patriot.
How can any organization justify this behavior? I can explain it to you very easily and 5 letters, Trump. In a week where we saw Rodger Stone put a crosshairs, oh I’m sorry I Celtic symbol, over the head of the judge overseeing his case is it surprising that the NRA magazine puts Nancy Pelosi and Gabby Giffords in it’s crosshairs? For those who had been under a rock for the last decade, Gabby giffords was brutally assaulted during a campaign event in Arizona where she was the Congressperson. so you can imagine how onerous seeing this must be to her and her loved ones. She almost died, we watched it on television. And now this despicable organization has the audacity to do this to her.
and it’s last filing the NRA said that it’s about to go bankrupt. As far as I’m concerned it is not only bankrupt fiscally but morally. women 72% of NRA members think that sensible background checks are okay, this organization still holds almost a black male kind of hold over right-wing members of Congress. Each time we have a mass shooting in this country all we hear is prayers for the loved ones. No more, enough is enough, now let’s talk about banning assault weapons, silencers, bump stocks and anything else that is not part of a hunter’s normal Arsenal. Do Hunters use handguns? I don’t think so. Of course I’ve never hunted, it seems absolutely barbaric way of killing a defenseless creature. Yes we meet and yes that’s barbaric and the country is weaning itself off of it.
Dnra needs to be abolished, rubbed out like app parked out cigarettes. This organization used to be an organization that promoted gun safety and now it goes the opposite end of the spectrum and promotes gun fire on victims like Gabby Giffords.
The more I hear him speak the more I like him. I have made itclear on this blog that I find him an appealing candidate. Look he’s got the chops. Served two tours of duty in Afghanistan, a Rhodes scholar which is a difficult thing to do and was one of Bill Clinton’s achievements, and he’s gay and married to a husband. I’m gay makes me proud to have someone who’s actually being talked about running for president. My friend Fred Kargar ran for president in 2016. He did not get as noticed as mayor Pete is right now.
I’ve donated to this campaign but I’ve also donated to comella Harris his campaign. I think that would make a great ticket. Is America ready for a gay president? was America ready for a black one? And yet he was re-elected twice. I don’t think that’s the issue. He’s young but he runs a city that has a 385 million dollar budget and 1000 employees. How many senators have had that experience over the last 8 years? As a matter of fact does the person that’s currently residing in the White House have this kind of experience, no, and it shows.
Republicans should love him, they are the ones who have been packing the courts for the last 40 years with their activist judges. remember how they used to talk about Democratic activist judges and how they no longer say that word anymore because they’re the ones doing it?
I wish Mayor Pete all of the best luck on his runand look forward to seeing him on the debate stage. If you get a chance go to his sight and donate some money. His site is: