Trumplandia: Jan. 18 — 25, 2020

Ground Hog Day Indeed. Every day Trump is president is another day of the same cruel incompetence by a cowardly bully who only lies because he is incapable of truth.

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Impeached 4 Life Edition

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APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:
FiveThirtyEight Poll: 43.1% — up from 42.3% last week
Rasmussen Poll: 49% — same as last week

51% of Adults – Trump Should Be Removed: – 1/22/20 – Pew Research Poll

Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines about the POTUS, it’s in a land of its own. Here, an infusion of social media, video clips and print media meld with our outdated political views to make more delicious “Fake News” about our Commander-in-Chief.

So just like the president, we start it all with a little tweet like this:

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Rally Round the Flag-hugger, Boys

A provocative piece. Captures perfectly the weaselettes that appeal to Trump’s baser instincts. It dovetails perfectly with what I am discovering in Very Stable Genius. Great minds think alike.

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New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew meets with Donald Trump in the White House on Dec. 19. — Evan Vucci/Associated Press

With his acquittal all but sewn up by Moscow Mitch and his fellow enablers in the Senate, Donald J. Trump takes his victory tour to New Jersey next week.

Trump isn’t heading to his golf club in bucolic Bedminster, however. He’s taking his act to the oceanfront resort of Wildwood, best known for its beaches and boardwalk.

With a year-round population of about 5,000, the town and surrounding area, collectively known as The Wildwoods, can see as many as 250,000 people during a hot August weekend.

No one goes to Wildwood in January. So what is Trump doing there?

He’s scheduled to speak on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Wildwoods Convention Center, ostensibly in support of the re-election effort of Rep. Jefferson “Jeff” Van Drew, a Republican who represents…

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Tweet in heavenly peace

All Christmas means to Trump is a phrase… our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!” Too bad he can’t delve deeper into the traditions of Christmas as you did to discover it it not about him. Merry Christmas.

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President George Washington brought a camel to Mount Vernon to mark Christ’s birthday.

In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon to entertain his guests.
“By the man who brot. A Camel from Alexa. For a show. . . .” These limited words found in George Washington’s expense ledger are the only surviving mention of a camel’s visit to Mount Vernon for Christmas in 1787.

The White House had yet to be constructed. It was just another work day for Americans.

You wouldn’t have found in the mansion any Christmas trees, mountains of wrapped gifts, or stockings hung with care over the Vaughan Mantel. Those familiar holiday traditions would arrive later, in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Christmas was an important religious…

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Trump, Barr preparing a political tsunami that will destroy democracy

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”

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Gird your loins, America. Donald J. Trump and his official legal sidekick William Barr are about to unleash a political tsunami aimed at making good on the wannabe dictator’s 2016 campaign promise to “drain the swamp.”

Throughout the televised impeachment hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives during the past month, viewers could hear the roar of an approaching political storm — the shouts of angry Trump sycophants on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees yelling at those officials who were actually providing factual evidence that the president of the United States had committed criminal acts that warrant his removal from office.

The Democrats’ DEFCON readiness system that is designed to prepare party leaders for a Republican wave of anti-American actions currently stands at 2, just one tick below DEFCON 1 (most severe).

Why DEFCON 2?

Throughout the constitutionally authorized House impeachment hearings, “Russian” Republicans using White House talking points…

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Inspector general report shows politics not motivation for FBI probe

Good stuff from MastaTalka

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F18845AA-077D-483B-948B-39CB384C12BEInspector General of the Department of Justice Michael Horowitz.

While much of the media and the nation was transfixed by yesterday’s impeachment hearings before the U.S. House of Representatives, others were awaiting conclusions from the Inspector General’s report, which has been investigating the investigation by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller since it closed in March 2018.

The Department of Justice’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz (IG) delivered the much-anticipated report in one fell swoop and threw cold water on the premise that the FBI had conspired against presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

Horowitz concluded the FBI had “an authorized purpose,” to launch an investigation to “obtain information about, or to protect against, a national security threat or federal crime, even though the investigation also had the potential to impact constitutionally protected activity.”

The DOJ’s internal watchdog deduced in his 400-page report that although there were about 17 separate “inaccuracies” identified…

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Trumplandia: Nov. 30 — Dec. 7, 2019

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Days of Infamy Edition

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APPROVAL ALERT AT PRESS TIME:
FiveThirtyEight Poll: 41.6% — down from 41.7% last week
Rasmussen Poll: 51% — up from 46% last week

46% UKRAINE SCHEME GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT — 12/04/19 — HarrisX Poll

Welcome to Trumplandia, a place where with a bit of wit and snark, we keep the world caught up on all of the tasty Nuggets-O-Trump you may have heard about but were too busy to care. Because most of this minutia occurs just below the massive headlines about the POTUS, it’s in a land of its own. Here, an infusion of social media, video clips and print media meld with our outdated political views to make more delicious “Fake News” about our Commander-in-Chief.

So just like the president, we start it all with a little tweet like this:

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The how and why of impeachment

Now you know.

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The Constitution gives Congress the authority to impeach and remove “the President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States” upon a determination that such officers have engaged in treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

The last word in this sentence is very important in today’s political world.

Without doubt, Donald J. Trump and members of his entire crew aboard and piloting his Ship of Vipers have amassed enough misdemeanors just with their refusal to abide by the numerous subpoenas they are ignoring at his order.

The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct by officials, such as perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, unbecoming conduct, refusal to obey a lawful order, chronic intoxication, and tax evasion. Tax evasion is a key phrase here and the reason Trump is fighting so fiercely…

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Pie & Eel Records Present:

Thanks for reading Shinbone Star and trump War Story. never visited here before. Will be following.

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“An extremely shifty triumph – Melody Maker

“A masterpiece of entitled lying and waffling” – NME

“Uneasy listening” – Mother & Baby Monthly

“Who the f**k is he trying to kid? – The Archbishop of Canterbury

“A little pizza musical heaven” – Pun World

Available in a seedy, mucky book shop near you and also on the dark web.

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The Wannabe Don & the GOP Mafia

Don Don going down. great perspective from our Canadian bureau.

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It’s a new week and a new opportunity for Don Juan De-Farce-O to show us he cares even just a fraction about his country and democracy. Of course this is a fantasy not unlike the one Trumpster has of being the biggest mob boss ever.

There are many references being made about the man with orange skin and the men who run businesses better than he ever could. Even if they’re illegal.

Before he was pretending to be a president, DT was masquerading as a real estate “mogul.” He did this with daddy’s help(and money) and he caught on quickly to the position of slumlord: “Dad, they call me a lord!” Growing up under the wholesome guidance of Fred Trump he learned how to cheat on taxes and discriminate against black families. Eventually he entered Manhattan and became a “real New Yorker” where he got help from the city to…

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