Giuliani associate flips on Trump, says he threatened Ukraine to investigate Biden or lose aid – Salon.com

I know that we can all personally understand that bringing trust and loyalty into our friendships is how we keep our friends. The same can be said about business dealings. It turns out the guy who claims to have written the art of the deal doesn’t understand these basic rules about interacting with human beings.

Trump nose the two Giuliani Associates but has denied knowing them. There are so many pictures of him with them and his kids with them eight bags belief to say that he doesn’t know who they are. But then of course whenever people get into a bind Trump says he barely knew them, Michael Cohen, Paul manafort, and I have a feeling this list is going to go on and on.

Impeachment is based on a vague notion of high crimes and misdemeanors. What the GOP is trying to make you believe is that there must be a real crime for there to be an impeachment. In fact, I am sure you will have heard until you are nauseated impeachment is a political act, not a legal one. But if there is an illegal act involved that’s just a cherry on top of the Sunday. And the testimony released today clearly says that both people in the state department and the defense department were scurrying to try to figure out how to obey orders which were illegal by Trump. Money is specifically given by Congress to Ukraine. Congress has the power of the purse. The president cannot use that money to get dirt on his political Rivals despite the fact that that’s how he won the presidency in 2016. unfortunately for him a candidate for the presidency and the sitting president are two different animals and fall within 2 set of very specific guidelines and rules. look it’s more than clear that if a Russian comes up to a candidate and they say I have dirt on one of your opponents you shouldn’t say great I love it especially if it’s in the fall. But that’s an error that the Federal election commission would get into. If the president of the United States says that money cannot go to a specific a lie because he needs dirt on one of his opponents oh, that’s not good not even if it comes in October. Trump is in a heap of trouble and the Republicans don’t know what to do about it. Once again trumps lack of building relationships in a trusting and loyal manner come back to bite him. I wonder how long before his Twitter feed starts spewing language right out of The Sopranos regarding Lev Parnas?

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Patti LuPone Tells Sen. Lindsey Graham to ‘Bite the Bullet and Come Out’ as Gay

As I count down the last week of my blog I decided to proverbially let my hair down.

If it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, Lindsey Graham is gay.

Bill Maher on a show tonight had one of his 24 things you don’t know about me and it was about Lindsey Graham. My favorite was that Lindsey Graham was married to Liza Minnelli for 13 days in the 80s. I had to look it up. Lindsey Graham is a year younger than I and he’s never been married. Look, when we grew up there was no such thing as metrosexuals. So his lisp is very telling. Close your eyes and listen to Lindsey Graham talk and you I would think that your overhearing a conversation in a gay bar in 1980. I believe he got stuck in that 1980 mode. I was in gay bars in 1980 and well into the 90s and beyond. I did make a promise to myself that once I reach 50 I would never walk into a gay bar other than to go with a group of friends for a birthday or something like that. And honestly and the last seven years I’ve only walked into two gay bars. Felt so out of place they don’t want to be there. Nothing wrong with gay bars, I met some of my best friends there. It’s a matter of fact I’ve met most of my friends there.

Ice tray. Let’s get back to Lindsey Graham. Again on tonight show Bill Maher said about Lindsey Graham if you saw five seconds of the tape that Trump has on me you’d understand everything. He’s a 64 year old man I cannot believe that there is nothing out there about him that would be damaging to somebody who is the senator from South Carolina, not exactly the most liberal state in the nation. I can’t stand Lindsey Graham. There I said it. I hated him when he was the chief prosecutor for the impeachment of President Clinton. What a crock. President Clinton was impeached for something that Trump does on a daily basis.

So yes it’s time to come out of the closet and bite the bullet Senator Lindsey Graham. Maybe you’ll find some happiness, look at how happy Peter Buttigiegj is with Chasten.

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Referee says he told Rep. Jim Jordan that Ohio State doctor performed sex act in shower – NBC News

You have to give credit to the Republicans for an amazing amount of chutzpah for putting Jim Jordan a man who knew that boys were being molested in the showers that he was in charge of the first impeachment committee. Jim Jordan is the guy who doesn’t wear a jacket and spouts nothing but lies and propaganda to get as much airtime for himself as possible. I believe the Democrats have limited the amount of time this blowhard will get but still anytime he gets isn’t insulted 177 young men that were molested. Shame on the Republicans and shame on #GymJordan .

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Pompeo should quit and run for Senate or do his job at State – The Kansas City Star

I guess the thing one would hope for if one loses one’s job is that the person that replaces you is worse. Well Secretary of State tillerson got his wish. The new secretary of state Mike Pompeo makes tillerson look like an angel. My opinion of television is not very good. He has been raping our planet as the CEO of Exxon Mobil for decades. He’s a good friend of Putin and receive Putin’s highest honor. But Mike Pompeo is on a whole new level of bad.

You can read my post from yesterday for more insight on to how I feel about Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. But his home newspaper in Kansas it’s telling him to quit his job or run for second but not to both. He is spending more time in Kansas than anywhere else in the world. perhaps I need to explain to him that Secretary of State means foreign affairs not domestic ones. Mike Pompeo is a political animal in the extreme. He was a terrible congressman and even worst CIA director and a miserable Secretary of State. I hope this whole Ukraine scandal falls on him as he deserves it so.

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The Daily Beast: Senior State Adviser: Pompeo’s Silence on Yovanovitch Attacks Absolutely Killed Morale

I want to make one thing perfectly clear. If you are not following the state department’s downfall in the last 3 years you would not be aware that this is a calculated attempt to hollow out our ability to deal with foreign Nations. Steve bannon wants the state department to become toothless because an unstable state department will cause a weakening of the United States and will allow for someone like Trump, a would-be dictator To hold on to power. This was started with Secretary of State tillerson, an ExxonMobil executive, someone so close to Putin that it is believed Putin put his name into Trump’s ear as the nominee.

Now we have Pompeo, the man has really drank the Kool-Aid. First he went to the CIA and destroyed the morale there and now he is at the state department to do the same thing.

We don’t have ambassadors in so many countries that we don’t have the governmental memory necessary to deal with these countries. And now we’re watching State Department officials one-by-one resign because of their anger at how the state department is being run. when you lose someone who’s worked for 37, 42 or even longer years in the state department you don’t replace them with someone else, there is no one else to replace them. To add to the trouble at the state department is that applications to become foreign Service officers are down by two-thirds. people don’t trust our government to back our diplomats across the world. I remembered that being a diplomat was always one of my greatest desires but because I was very close to my parents I could not go to work in a foreign country. I did do translations at the UN in the summer from English to French and vice versa. To watch what is happening to foggy bottom is so disheartening. we have played into Putin’s hands so well that he might as well be the puppet master of our country.

First he went to the CIA and destroyed the morale there and now he is at the state department to do the same thing.

We don’t have ambassadors in so many countries that we don’t have the governmental memory necessary to deal with these countries. And now we’re watching State Department officials one-by-one resign because of their anger at how the state department is being run. when you lose someone who’s worked for 37, 42 or even longer years in the state department you don’t replace them with someone else, there is no one else to replace them. To add to the trouble at the state department is that applications to become foreign Service officers are down by two-thirds. people don’t trust our government to back our diplomats across the world. I remembered that being a diplomat was always one of my greatest desires but because I was very close to my parents I could not go to work in a foreign country. I did do translations at the UN in the summer from English to French and vice versa. To watch what is happening to foggy bottom is so disheartening. we have played into Putin’s hands so well that he might as well be the puppet master of our country.

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This picture is the perfect metaphor for the hollowing out of our state department. There’s just no one to go to the podium.

Whistleblower Offers To Answer Written Questions From House Republicans after Trump says the call was {Perfecto} – NPR

For those of us who dislike everything that Trump does I think there comes A negative with that. He is smarter than he looks. every day he got something to distract us whether putting Halloween candy on a little boy’s head or saying profanity today using the word “Perfecto”.

It’s funny that a man who started his campaign by saying that all Mexicans were rapist is using the Spanish word to describe his criminal actions, strong handing the president of Ukraine with denying him the missiles that he needs so badly to defend himself against Putin’s onslaught. By the way the power of the purse lies in Congress and this was fully funded by Congress and Republicans should be up in arms but they’re not.

almost a majority of Americans say they will not vote for this man for president under any circumstances in 2020. He knows that. He said he had internal polls about the swing States but I think the best pole we have is how Democrats did in the swing States in 2018. He looks like he’s got a lot of money behind them but it’s not fair right now. If you put together all the money that the Democrats and we talkin about at one point 22 candidates amassed it’s much larger than what he has. There is an advantage to not having primaries but he’s doing it by stifling candidates who deserve to have a primary against him. I believe at least two of the three Republicans who have declared themselves will run against them and one will run as a libertarian. Hopefully this will siphon off enough votes to make up for the Jill Stein candidate Tulsi Gabbard.

He will distract every day until the election but it’s our patriotic duty to not let him do this go out register to vote if you’re not already registered and make sure that you vote because this time around it’s going to be really important.

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This impeachment process is totally infair to Rupublicans! – The Washington Post

Fun fact: the US Treasury has spent more money bailing out farmers, by the way they were doing just fine before the tRUMP tariffs, then we spent all together bailing out the Auto industry after the great recession. It’s so funny how these fiscal conservatives have turned into Rupublicans. Trump blew his wad today by lowering interest rates or in any case forcing the fan to do so. unfortunately you can’t have negative interest rates so if the economy takes a downturn during the election year which people are saying every word that it is, there are very few things that Trump can do. Most of the things that Trump can do will require Nancy Pelosi and I’m not sure if she’s going to be of that appetite. And who knows, by the time we got to that point and maybe president pence in office. President Pence won’t like having an economy in free-fall trying to get himself elected to a first term.

It’s ironic that the GOP rewrote the rules for impeachment and now are not happy that those rules are being followed. The guy who was the lead prosecutor in the Clinton impeachment, Congressman Lindsey Graham, is now Senator Lindsey Graham who doesn’t seem to remember anything he’s said back then. He had a brief, all to fleeting moment of clarity when he did say not answering subpoenas from Congress was impeachable but then later on I forgot he said it. but Mitch McConnell is the one that I’m watching. Mitch McConnell is a survivor and he’s never liked from. He’s starting to show his cards. Last week he was asked about whether or not he had sad that the Ukrainian call was perfect because Trump said he had said that. Mitch McConnell said he didn’t remember any conversation about the Ukrainian call with Trump. When he was pressed on it he repeated that. In private he is told the Republican members of the Senate that there is going to be an impeachment trial. Mitch McConnell’s approval ratings in Kentucky are at 14%. He’s got a formidable democratic rival and I think he’s going to try to make himself look like the hero of the story and remove Trump from office. There’s an expression in French that says “who will live will see”.

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President Donald Trump greeted with boos at Game 5 of World Series, fans chant ‘lock him up’ – USA Today

At this point I guess the White House is going to have to print its own newspaper. When USA Today does not make Trump feel beautiful and powerful that’s saying a lot. There it is, they are reporting that he was booed and heckled with “lock him up” chants.

Is he a reptilian like in the science fiction TV show called V and when they pull his skin off we’re going to see green scaly skin?

Reptilian alien from TV show V bears striking resemblance to Trump

Reptilian alien from TV show V bears striking resemblance to Trump

I ask this question because he didn’t bring his own 13 year old son to the game. Who doesn’t bring a 13 year old boy to a baseball game? A reptilian as they don’t know anything about humanity and they are only mimicking us.

USA Today I guess you’re going to have one less subscriber, namely the white house, come tomorrow morning.

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from full coverage from USA Todayoday please click hereAt first he is thrilled to see his face on the big TV, I love how his face changes once he hears that they are booing him

Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens – NBC News

SNL called giuliani’s weird Associates the two Shreks, but I think the Daily News got it right, they are the most idiotic Three Stooges ever.

And just one thing two help mr. Giuliani and his a lot of practice. There is a setting on smartphones that stop unwanted butt-calls. My Lord, when was the last time you got a butt-call?

If Trump and his henchmen were not so evil they could almost be entertaining.

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Senate GOP to Trump: You’re Not Helping Yourself By Attacking Us – The Daily Beast

This dumpster fire also known as the Trump administration is moving quickly to curtail our rights as Americans. So-called attorney general Barr is following lockstep in the playbook of every despotic ruler in world history. Attacked the government from within. Make the populist not trust different branches of government and different departments depending on their political ideology. Make the Republican Trump supporters hate the FBI and CIA Battle of the Department of Justice. Make the 60% of the American people that did not vote for Trump mistrust the Department of Justice. This can lead nowhere but too bad.

So the Republicans in the Senate started to be annoyed at the Trump administration. Syria lit the fire and then mulvany went out and committed an even worse offense by admitting that Trump blackmailed Ukraine for dirt on his political opponents. Even Lindsey Graham started to show cracks in the support of trump. Let us not forget that the house will indict the president through impeachment but the Senate will sit as judge and jury. Cornered animals, especially those who are wounded are most dangerous and that is exactly what the Trump administration is right now A dangerous and wounded animal but not even close to being dead. I worry for our country during the next few months and I hope that we will indeed have an election in November of 2020 and one that the current occupant of the White House will respect.

Right now I have my doubts.

I worry for our country during the next few months and I hope that we will indeed have an election in November of 2020 and one that the current occupant of the White House will respect.

Right now I have my doubts.

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