Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dan Hurley Chooses UConn, Spoiling Heather Lyke's Moment

Seeking the Soul of America 2.0

Are the French the New Optimists?

"Americans used to be full of hope. No longer."

Ah, indeed, indeed.

RICO Trump?

For complex litigation the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 USC 1961, is a nuclear weapon which allows all the actors and criminal acts of the conspiracy to be brought under one umbrella. The Trump Organization is an organization within the definition of the act; the Trump campaign was an organization; the Trump administration is an organization. Among the crimes that are "predicate acts" for the statute are obstruction of justice, fraud, and all manner of financial crimes. How does RICO not fit here?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

"Why Is Trump So Afraid of Russia?"

The former C.I.A. director John Brennan [SAID]..."I think he’s afraid of the president of Russia,” on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, of the phone call on Tuesday between the two presidents. “The Russians, I think, have had long experience with Mr. Trump and may have things they could expose.”

The possibility that Mr. Putin could have some hold on the American president has lurked in the background over the past year as Mr. Trump displayed a mystifying affection for the Russian leader and ignored or excused his aggressive behavior and nefarious activities, most important, his interference in the 2016 campaign, a subject of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
American intelligence officials say they are certain that he meddled in the 2016 American election on behalf of Mr. Trump and is trying to meddle again in the 2018 election, as well as in many European elections.
Mr. Trump has refrained from criticizing Mr. Putin or calling him to account. The phone call reinforced that approach.

What Mr. Trump didn’t say to Mr. Putin was as significant as what he did say. He did not demand that Mr. Putin stop meddling in American elections or others, he did not even raise Moscow’s role in the poisoning.
While Mr. Trump panders to Mr. Putin, his criticism of Mr. Mueller, is becoming harsher, as the investigation raises increasingly serious concerns about a web of ties connecting Mr. Trump’s associates to Russia.

Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has pleaded guilty to lying about his involvement with Russia. A former foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying about his involvement with Russians. A former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, who had his own Russian connections along with a now-indicted former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has pleaded guilty to lying about Russian-related matters.

Mr. Mueller has subpoenaed Mr. Trump’s company for any documents involving Russia. Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee say Mr. Trump was “actively negotiating a business deal in Moscow with a sanctioned Russian bank” during the 2016 campaign season.

And Mr. Mueller has charged 13 Russians with conspiring to subvert the 2016 election and put Mr. Trump in the White House.
If Mr. Trump isn’t Mr. Putin’s lackey, it’s past time for him to prove it.
Bill Kristol has the sharp eyes of the close-reading talmudic scholar! Well done, Rabbi!

Bill Kristol
‏Verified account

Bill Kristol Retweeted Donald J. Trump

A little thing: Trump speaks of “President Putin,” and then of “Obama” and “Bush” and “Clinton.” Putin gets the honorific; the American presidents don’t.

Bill Kristol added,
Donald J. Trump
Verified account

I called President Putin of Russia to congratulate him on his election victory (in past, Obama called him also). The Fake News Media is crazed because they wanted me to excoriate him. They are wrong! Getting along with Russia (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing.......
2:13 PM - 21 Mar 2018

Donald J. Trump
Verified account

.....They can help solve problems with North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, ISIS, Iran and even the coming Arms Race. Bush tried to get along, but didn’t have the “smarts.” Obama and Clinton tried, but didn’t have the energy or chemistry (remember RESET). PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!
12:05 PM - 21 Mar 2018


Sessions' own attorney, Chuck Cooper, confirmed:

"The special counsel's office has informed me that after interviewing the Attorney General and conducting additional investigation, the Attorney General is not under investigation for false statements or perjury in his confirmation hearing testimony and related written submissions to Congress," Cooper said in a statement to CNN.

Amazing. The most corrupt administration in history. Rotten from the head up. Does Mueller have the horses?


NBC and CBS have published confirmations of ABC's report. 

ABC: McCabe Investigated Sessions

How About Blue Moon?

Manchester United are consulting supporters about how to improve the atmosphere at Old Trafford, with song sheets handed out to supporters one suggestion...
During the FA Cup quarterfinal against Brighton last weekend, a section usually used to seat away supporters was reserved for fans who wanted to create a "loud and vibrant atmosphere," with the move deemed to have been a big success.

Follow the Money

The lede to a current CNN article is "The Pressure on Donald Trump Is Reaching Crushing Proportions." And it is. (The first paragraph is following the lead of Bill Kristol Ball: "The White House has canceled all public events on Wednesday due to the spring snowstorm hitting the nation's capitol. Which means that President Donald Trump has nothing but time on his hands -- time to stew on the current morass (or, more accurately, morasses) in which he currently finds himself." Incoming!)

I had started this denominated post at breakfast this morning however because it seemed to me that the workload on Robert Mueller and, as I understand it, his team of 13 lawyers must be getting to the crushing point. Consider: Mueller's team has already indicted 13 Russians. Indicted Flynn. Manafort. Rick Gates. Couple other people, I think. They've recently subpoenaed all Trump Organization documents related to Russia. Stormy Daniels. This week Cambridge Analytica, with whom Jared 666 Fifth Ave Kushner met, and Facebook are implicated. Steve Bannon, Kushner, White Lies Hope Hicks, have got to be next to be arraigned. What of Jeff Sessions? You need a whole law firm to handle all this. Can Mueller ask Rosenstein he needs more people? If you can, do you think he would? The breadth and depth of following the money is overwhelming.
"...Facebook acknowledged helping spread fake news and propaganda from Russian agents."

Wittingly or unwittingly?

Ex-Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R-NH)

...Republicans in Congress — with few praiseworthy exceptions — increasingly kowtow to a president who is utterly without principle or decency, a demagogue who trades in the basest human emotions, whose chaotic persona and bizarre conduct strongly suggest a dangerously unhealthy mind.

...[I] promote[d] [Conor] Lamb as a means to begin the containment of Trump’s poisonous presidency.

As a former Republican who is still a Reagan conservative, I believe we need more Conor Lambs as an antidote to Trump's poison. This is no time to obsess over party labels. Electing candidates of either party who will stand up to Trump is the first step in restoring a normal, decent, civilized America.

The second step is to dump Trump in 2020. Many hope the president will be removed before then. But even if special counsel Robert Mueller survives the daily attacks by Trump and his staff and produces incontrovertible evidence of an impeachable offense, it’s doubtful enough Republicans would do their constitutional duty and support impeachment and conviction. Too many have drunk too much Trump-Aid.
Barring impeachment or determination under the 25th Amendment that he is mentally impaired to the extent he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office, Trump has a lock on the nomination.

Col. Ralph Peters Resignation Memo: Trump "Terrified" of Putin

As a Russia analyst for many years, it also has appalled me that hosts who made their reputations as super-patriots and who, justifiably, savaged President Obama for his duplicitous folly with Putin, now advance Putin's agenda by making light of Russian penetration of our elections and the Trump campaign. Despite increasingly pathetic denials, it turns out that the "nothing-burger" has been covered with Russian dressing all along. And by the way: As an intelligence professional, I can tell you that the Steele dossier rings true--that's how the Russians do things.. The result is that we have an American president who is terrified of his counterpart in Moscow.
So, to all of you: Thanks, and, as our president's favorite world leader would say, "Das vidanya."


He committed suicide by beumb as the gendarme closed in, the Austin beumber. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Good night, 🦊.
Fox News Analyst Quits, Calling Network a ‘Propaganda Machine’

A longtime analyst for Fox News is leaving the network, saying that he could not “in good conscience” remain with an organization that, he argued, “is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit.”

...Ralph Peters, a Fox News strategic analyst and a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, castigated the network for its coverage of President Trump and the rhetoric of its prime-time hosts.

“In my view, Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration."

“Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association,” he added. “Now I am ashamed.”
...Colonel Peters, 65, wrote that Fox News’s prime-time anchors “dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the F.B.I., the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller.”

Heather Lyke's Moment

My beloved Pitt "Panthers" are without a men's basketball coach and without players. Eight scholars asked for their releases to take their talents elsewhere and since Pitt went 8-24 this year and 0-18 in conference play, Ms. Lyke, the athletic director who fired head coach Kevin Progress Stallings, promptly granted them. Take my players, please!

This is the first head coach hire for Ms. Lyke, who has been on the job one year. She replaced Scott Barnes who made the fateful decision to give Jamie Dixon his release so he could go to TCU and then followed that one up with a conflict of interest-ridden "search" that landed him Progress Stallings. Scott then vamoosed to "Oregon" "State".

Unlike in football Pitt has a history of hiring successful head coaches in men's basketball. Even Steve Pederson who couldn't hire a successful football coach to save himself (literally) got one right with Ben Howland in 1999.

So, this is Heather Lyke's moment. Remote-ish history is on her side, immediate history not, and the present the most dire for the Pitt basketball program in my adult lifetime. And it is looking, please, please, PLEASE, good. Lyke has offered the job to Rhode Island's Dan Hurley at over $3 million per year. Reportedly Hurley is to decide, within 24 hours, among Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Pitt. It says here Heather Lyke is going to make the most of her moment and land Dan Hurley. Pittsburgh is a far more attractive city than Hartford, Connecticut; Pitt is a better school academically than UConn; the ACC a far better conference than the AAC; Pitt's Petersen Events Center is a renowned home court advantage; and Pitt is offering more money.

Austin on edge after explosion leaves 2 injured; cause of blast unclear


It was the explosion.

New Spring Football League in 2019, CBS to Televise

Wow, hadn't heard a peep about such a thing. I guess since baseball season has been canceled there's an opening. I loved the USFL, which was also a spring league. I watched more USFL games than I did NFL I do not like the NFL.

Now, what this new thing is I'm not entirely sure. I saw a McPaper lede that it's to be "complementary" to the NFL. I don't know what that means. "Allied" with the NFL? Is that why it's called "Alliance"?  I don't know. 

-Eight team league...ten games.

-"Unprecedented fan participation in player and team success": don't know what that could mean. 

-"Elimination of kickoffs and onside kicks; Shorter play clock and fewer commercial breaks; Strict head safety protocols"...That's five good boxes checked in its favor.

-"Single entity structure": that's the Major League Soccer model. That is a bad box to check.

-On fan participation: "...a dynamic alliance between fans, players and the game. Fans will be able to stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app, in a first for professional football while also accessing integrated fantasy options with real rewards -- for themselves and the players they are cheering on." That's the "unprecedented fan participation"? That's fine. I was afraid fans were going to have some say on who plays and what plays to run--some other football start up had that box checked. That was so bush.

-"...50-player rosters, built primarily through regionally based allocation in the fall. Players will be available in markets near where they played in the NFL or college:" Another start up did that. That is bush.

-For players: "Innovative bonus structures based on wins, statistical milestones and fan engagement" Pay for partying with fans? Bush.

Yada, yada, whatever. It will beat baseball.


Fourth package bomb, this one destined for Austin, detonates.
How Is It Possible To Read 6,000 Words of Deep Reporting on Hope Hicks and Still Not Really Understand Her at All?

"We don’t even really know why she quit her job, beyond a discontent with the ongoing 'psychodrama' in the West Wing."

Olivia Nuzzi coulda been a contendah.

Good morning blue devils.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Look at this murderer's row facing God's Righteous Angels in Sky Blue in the fortnight in April.

April 4, Champions League
Manchester City

April 7, Premier League
Manchester City
Manchester United

April 10, Champions League
Manchester City

April 14, Premier League
Manchester City


This is an article on Hope Hicks written by Olivia Nuzzi for New York magazine. I "promote" the article here as remembrance of she I once thought was a Seer, for Olivia Nuzzi was the first person who presented a plausible Grand Unified Theory of Trump supporters.

Events have long overtaken the legitimacy of my campaign to make Ms. Nuzzi a Nobel laureate for events have long overtaken the legitimacy of her general profile of Trump supporters. It was a profile in profile, a misunderstanding, and generally wrong. However, in individual cases, like Hope Hicks', Olivia Nuzzi's theory explains the "Svengali-like hold" that Trump the demagogue has over some simple single-cell organisms. Otherwise, Nuzzi's G.U.T.  has the explanatory power of air, even on the simple, sole Hope Hicks Question, Why did she resign? There's nothing here. Only air.

Here's lookin' at you, kid. We'll always have February, 2016. 

It’s no good fighting an election campaign on the facts because actually it’s all about emotion"

Revealed:Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians

In a series of five meetings and phone calls beginning in December 2017, a Channel 4 reporter posed as a fixer for a client they said was working to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka. They met with Cambridge CEO Alexander Nix; Mark Turnbull, managing director of CA Political Global; and Alex Tayler, chief data officer for Cambridge. They probed them on all manner of underhanded tactics, from deliberately spreading fake news to making up false identities. According to the video, the Cambridge executives took the bait.

In one January, 2018 meeting shown in Channel 4's video, Nix [outlines a plan to send in his operatives]:

"They will offer a large amount of money to the candidate, to finance his campaign in exchange for land for instance, we’ll have the whole thing recorded on cameras, we’ll blank out the face of our guy and we post it on the internet" 

The Channel 4 video also shows Nix suggesting that they could send,

"some girls around to the candidate’s house. I’m just saying, we could bring some Ukrainians in on holiday with us you know, you know what I’m saying. [Ukrainian girls] “are very beautiful, I find that works very well”.” 

the video shows Nix saying.

The Channel 4 video also shows Nix expressing a willingness to help the "client" disseminate lies. 

“These are things that, I mean, it sounds a dreadful thing to say, but these are things that don’t necessarily need to be true, as long as they’re believed"

In a separate November 2017 meeting filmed by Channel 4, Turnbull [says],

“… we just put information into the bloodstream of the internet, and then, and then watch it grow, give it a little push every now and again… like a remote control. It has to happen without anyone thinking, ‘that’s propaganda’, because the moment you think ‘that’s propaganda’, the next question is, ‘who’s put that out?’.”

"Our job is... to understand what are those really deep-seated underlying fears, concerns. It’s no good fighting an election campaign on the facts because actually it’s all about emotion, it’s all about emotion.”

The company is at the centre of a scandal over its role in the harvesting of more than 50 million Facebook profiles. [Facebook lost $37 billion today as a result.]
Part Three, on the company’s work in the United States, will be broadcast at 7pm tomorrow (Tuesday, 20 March 2018). You can watch Part One here.

The Land of Drama

Kyrie Irving's bed bugs.
Kyrie Irving's trade.
The Trades.
Kevin Love's panic attacks.
LeBron James' sleepwalking attacks.
J.R. Smith's soup attack.
Tyronn Lue's chest pains. Lue is stepping away from the job temporarily.
Austin,Texas had been hit with apparently three random package bombings that killed two and badly injured another when police Chief Brian Manley delivered a televised appeal Sunday afternoon--to the bomber:

“We want to understand what brought you to this point, and we want to listen to you.”

“There’s the message behind what’s happening...and we’re not going to understand that until the suspect or suspects reaches out to us to talk to us," explained Chief Manley. They call in to 1-800-IDO-BOMB (free call) in Texas?

Hours later a fourth bomb detonated, injuring two more.

Chief Manley and his officers are going to have to "reach out" and find who did it and talk to him then, which is what they should have been doing. They're going to have to do it during daylight hours, too, since Austin apparently lacks artificial lighting:

Because the device exploded after nightfall, the chief said, the police could not fully inspect the scene and would have to wait until sunrise on Monday to better examine it. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Maddest March

Texas A&M tarred dem "Heels" good, 86-65.

Five seed Clemson beat a four, Auburn, which wouln't merit a "mad" adjective except the "Tigers" KILLED those other "Tigers 84-53! THAT is mad.

The clock struck midnight for the "Cinderellla-Retrievers" of UMBC however. Their Air glass slipper fell off and was retrieved by a nine, K-State, 50-43.

Nevada(7) beat Cincy(2) 75-73 and in the Couch Burn Showdown the "'Eers" lead the "'Erd" 26-20 with 6 1/2 left in the first half.

Good night, Wolf Pack.

Maggie Haberman

Trump turns people toward his views if they are around him. Even those who aren’t directly near end up turned. Kissinger is the latest.

How about that. Freudian tweet there by Ms. Haberman?
More from Friedman's February 18 op-ed:

Our democracy is in serious danger.

...Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both...
That is, either Trump’s real estate empire has taken large amounts of money from shady oligarchs linked to the Kremlin — so much that they literally own him; or rumors are true that he engaged in sexual misbehavior while he was in Moscow running the Miss Universe contest, which Russian intelligence has on tape and he doesn’t want released; or Trump actually believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when he says he is innocent of intervening in our elections...
...Trump is either hiding something so threatening to himself, or he’s criminally incompetent to be commander in chief. It is impossible yet to say which explanation for his behavior is true, but it seems highly likely that one of these scenarios explains Trump’s refusal to respond to Russia’s direct attack on our system — a quiescence that is simply unprecedented for any U.S. president in history. Russia is not our friend. It has acted in a hostile manner. And Trump keeps ignoring it all.

...Trump’s behavior amounts to a refusal to carry out his oath of office — to protect and defend the Constitution.
It is so obvious what Trump is up to: Again, he is either a total sucker for Putin or, more likely, he is hiding something that he knows the Russians have on him, and he knows that the longer Mueller’s investigation goes on, the more likely he will be to find and expose it.

Donald, if you are so innocent, why do you go to such extraordinary lengths to try to shut Mueller down?
My guess is what Trump is hiding has to do with money. It’s something about his financial ties to business elites tied to the Kremlin. They may own a big stake in him. Who can forget that quote from his son Donald Trump Jr. from back in 2008: “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross section of a lot of our assets.” They may own our president.

But whatever it is, Trump is either trying so hard to hide it or is so naïve about Russia that he is ready to not only resist mounting a proper defense of our democracy, he’s actually ready to undermine some of our most important institutions, the F.B.I. and Justice Department, to keep his compromised status hidden.

That must not be tolerated. This is code red. The biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office.

Everything Friedman wrote there is accurate by my lights and my hunch is the same as his guess, that Putin owns Trump. I tracked down that statement by Don, Jr. to an obscure trade press release and published the link here months ago. Don, Jr.'s quote, and he goes on, and on, has the twin virtues of being candid and of having been made long before Trump, Sr.'s Russia connection was on anyone's radar. It explains all that I can think of: Trump's coziness with Putin; his refusal to release his tax returns; telling Lavrov and the Russian ambassador in the Oval Office that firing James B. Comey "relieved a lot of pressure over Russia"; telling the New York Times last summer that Mueller going into his finances would "cross a red line"; Mueller's recent subpoena of Trump Organization financial documents related to Russia; Trump's decision to fire Mueller last summer (forestalled only by the White House counsel's threat to resign); and of course the renewal of that desire this weekend.

Do-do-do-do, Do-do-do-do

Today, Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said,

"If the allegation is collusion with the Russians, and there is no evidence of that, and you are innocent of that, act like it.

"If you've done nothing wrong, you should want the investigation to be as fulsome and thorough as possible."

Exactly one month ago, Gowdy's near opposite, Thomas L. Friedman of The New York Times, wrote,

Donald, if you are so innocent, why do you go to such extraordinary lengths to try to shut Mueller down?

The Maddest March

Man. UMBC tops everything but that hasn't been the only craziness. Marshall, who had won this many--0--NCAA tournament games before this year beat four seed Wichita State Friday. Which sets up this Mountain State Madness: Marshall vs West Virginia, tonight. Let's GOOO...Thundering Herd!

Buffalo...Loyola Chicago...And Syracuse. Syracuse, the last team to make the tournament via a play-in win over Arizona State beat six seed Texas Christian yesterday and today knocked off third-seeded Michigan State! Don't know who the "Orange" play next but hope they get some rest! Jesus Christ.

And, it's only half-time, but Texas A&M (7) is beating North Carolina(2) black and blue 48-24.

Health RULES in headlines.

Celebrate safely, avoid binge drinking

(The Gazette)

The message here is drink every day, okay? That's the message.

During binges, U.S. adults have 17 billion drinks a year


A year? I thought it was a week. Sheet.

Binge-Drinking A Growing Problem In America
(immortal news)

People say I got a drinkin' problem
But I got no problem drinkin' at all
They keep on talkin'
Drawing conclusions
They call it a problem, I call it a solution


Study: 1 in 6 U.S. Adults Binge Drink Once A Week


How many days are there in a week?

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

Donald J. Trump

Wow, watch Comey lie under oath to Senator G when asked “have you ever been an anonymous source...or known someone else to be an anonymous source...?” He said strongly “never, no.” He lied as shown clearly on @foxandfriends.
5:02 AM - 18 Mar 2018

Trumpie, is you real?

Mr. Trump, who admitted last week that he made up a claim in a meeting with Canada’s prime minister and who is considered honest by only a third of the American people in polls, stayed this weekend at the White House, where he evidently has spent time watching Fox News and stewing about the investigation. After his Twitter blasts on Sunday morning, he headed to his golf club in Virginia.

Kristol Nails It!

Bill Kristol

Trump at the White House with no public schedule this weekend is unlikely to produce good outcomes for the nation.
9:22 PM - 16 Mar 2018


...Trump's in the White House this weekend with no schedule, watch out for his tweets...
6:48 AM - 17 Mar 2018

Donald J. Trump

As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp
10:11 AM - 17 Mar 2018

Bill Kristol

Bill Kristol Retweeted Donald J. Trump

"There was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State."
This is the classic claim of the demagogue and the siren call of the authoritarian.


The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!
5:12 PM - 17 Mar 2018

Bill Kristol
More Bill Kristol Retweeted Donald J. Trump

Defend Mueller


(Barry McCaffrey is a Ret Four Star US Army General. Joint Commander Latin America. Clinton Admin Drug Czar. Nat Sec Professor West Point.)

Reluctantly I have concluded that President Trump is a serious threat to US national security. He is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks. It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin.
1:46 PM - 16 Mar 2018
Good morning, thundering herd.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

DPRK News Service
DPRK News Service
Ministers purged by Porcine Sack of Malodorous Laundry Donald Trump like bulimic Italian model.

Loyal DPRK Ministers stay until death.

10:59 AM · Mar 16, 2018

Rambling On

"LCHI," thank you very much for that abbreviation, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, Loyola University (of Chicago), a #11 seed knocked off another higher seeded team tonight in the National Collegiate Athletic Association men's basketball tournament. The above-referenced "Ramblers" squeaked past third-seeded Tennessee 63-62, two days after beating the University of Miami (of Florida). Makin' a wreck of people's brackets, the "Ramblers" are.

Another on un-bites the dust...maybe

You know that guy McEntee, the charge d'clocks at Chez Trump? The one who was given the gallows walk just a few days ago? He's baaack (or may be).

They feel bad for him. Ahh. So they may bring him back.

Can't grab their ass with both hands, the Trumpists can't. Just cannot grab their ass with both hands.
There are thirteen games left in the regular season for the Cleveland "Cavaliers." In the fifteen games since The Trades, Cleveland is 8-7, a 53% winning percentage. In the fifty-three games prior, Cleveland was 31-22, 58% wins. 

"Tinder sues dating app Bumble"-CNN

What if they change their name to Bumbler? Would that help or no? No, right?

" will not destroy America...America will triumph over you."-John O. Brennan

Mr. Brennan, when your boss said the fate of the republic would be decided on 11/8/16, he was deadly accurate. That was the time for America to triumph. In the event, a conspiracy among Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and 48.1% of American voters decided that America's fate was to be destroyed. And it was.
John O. Brennan

(Brennan was the CIA director from 2013-17)

When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America...America will triumph over you.

Donald J. Trump

(Trump was selected by Vladimir Putin as a joke to be the first president of the American oblast of the Russian Federation)

Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
8:00 AM · Mar 17, 2018

Another one is going to bite the dust

Trump Lawyer Says Special Counsel Inquiry Should Be Ended


Last night Attorney General Jeff Sessions acted on the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility's recommendation and fired Deputy Attorney General Andrew McCabe Friday. McCabe was a constant target of Trump's ire over the Russia investigation. Now this.

“I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the F.B.I. Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier”

Rosenstein is going to be next to get canned and after that Trump will just go down the line and keep firing, as Nixon did with Archibald Cox, until he gets somebody at the Justice Department who will fire Robert Mueller. 

The Russo-Republican controlled House of Representatives who must take the lead in impeachment will do nothing. The Senate would convict and remove Trump if he fires Mueller but the House has to impeach first and that will never happen.

Fresh Meat

Manchester City have drawn Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals. The first match is at Fenway April 4

 The return at the Etihad, April 10.
                                                             Should be a good tie.

Which will end one way.

Friday, March 16, 2018


My Gawd! The University of Maryland Baltimore County, a 16th (lowest) seed in the NCAA basketball tournament became the first Anchor Man to defeat a #1 seed--And the tournament's overall #1 seed--today. The "Retrievers" treated the University of Virginia very cavalierly and used a second half blitz to destroy and humiliate Mr Jefferson's university, 74-54 An astounding result, a rout of the committee-chosen best team in the land

A total humiliation also for the vaunted Atlantic Coast Conference who are now 1-4 in the tournament. Three other ACC teams are playing right now, Clemson, Syracuse, and Florida State, and all three are winning. But today's UMBC-UVA game will go down in history as the biggest upset in the tournament ever and the biggest ball-buster to a conference ever. The PAC 12 had that distinction until just now The PAC men put only three teams in the tourney and all three were defeated the first day by upstate New York. 


Just spoke to @POTUS and Gen. H.R. McMaster - contrary to reports they have a good working relationship and there are no changes at the NSC.
10:12 PM · Mar 15, 2018


It is clear now that Chief WaPo--and the Grey Lady--have ONE main source for these personnel stories, the Gatekeeper, Prince John Machiavelli Kelly. It was The Prince in November who called in Maggie and her two friends and tossed them some inadequately cooked meat about Rex Tillerson. And it was The Prince who called in Chief Wapo's braves on McMaster. It was The Prince who told Tillerson to "expect a tweet" that he would be fired. It was The Prince who forced out Bannon and marginalized Princess Ivanka and her cuckolded consort. He is the Manipulator's manipulator who also manipulates the Manipulator. For now. Got caught lying in the Rob Porter fiasco. He's a bad man, The Prince. Sooner or later he too can expect a tweet.

Mitt Romney officially filed to be a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2018 from Utah. He looks like a man who cannot let go.

Romney will use the expected senate seat to challenge the IllegiTrump in the 2020 primaries. He looks like an Oedipean 71 year-old still trying to one-up his father. A man in his dotage who is oblivious to the savage beating he will take at the ballot box and to his reputation.

Looks are deceiving. We are witnessing the most selfless political act of our lifetimes, for Mitt Romney is not oblivious. He knows that he will lose to Trump and be humiliated in the process. He will make the run against Trump as a last act of defiant courage to retake his party and his country, or to die trying. Romney above all, and almost alone, has warned of and warred against the red menace of Russia and of Trumpism. He has seen the takeover complete and the rollover of the apparatchiks in the Russo-Republican Party, and their consolidation will be only over Mitt Romney's dead body.

The Morning After

Six is now the death toll in the Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse of yesterday afternoon.