Showing posts from February, 2017


NOTE:  PLEASE SEE THE UPDATE AT THE END OF THIS POST. I guess the enraged, infantile behavior in the White House has hit a new low with this disgusting remark by Donald Trump, attempting to duck responsibility for his miserable administration's leaking embarrassing reports like a sieve: "President Donald Trump said he believes former President Barack Obama has been behind the leaks within his administration and the sizable, angry town hall crowds Republicans have faced across the country.   Trump was asked in an interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" if he believed Obama was responsible for the town hall protests against Republicans this month.   "It turns out his organization seems to do a lot of these organizing to some of the protests that these Republicans are seeing around the country against you. Do you believe President Obama is behind it and if he is, is that a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents' code?" Trump was asked

The Spirit of America, Woo Hoo!

Well, here comes one of Green Eagle's favorite kinds of posts.  First, however, I've got to deal with this: Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha.  Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. There.  I think I am done with that. So, early in February , I brought you this exciting news from Breitbart: "Exclusive — The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide... Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America...These rallies, organizers say, are meant to be a peaceful show of force from the “silent majority” that delivered Trump a landslide electoral college victory over failed Democratic president Hillary Rodham Clinton." And wingnuts have been prom

A Wingnut Wrapup Note

Anyone who cares may have noticed that it has been a while since my last Wingnut Wrapup.  I just want to say that this is not because I have given up on them, or that I haven't been looking at the wingnut sites.  Something very strange is going on in the right wing world.  I'm not sure why, but I'm going to guess that it is likely because even they are stunned by the childish behavior of the monster they elected.  In any event, I've seen a real listlessness over there; an inability to rise to anything close to their normal level of laughable viciousness and delusion.  I'm sure they will recover their hateful mojo soon, and I'll be there to report it, but at the moment, there's just nothing there to take much interest in.


Listen, Trump's treatment of the press us abominable.  But really, let's have some perspective on things. A typical response to his excluding some mainstream press outlets from a briefing, from Dan Rather: "The time for normalizing, dissembling, and explaining away Donald Trump has long since passed. The barring of respected journalistic outlets from the White House briefing is so far beyond the norms and traditions that have governed this republic for generations, that they must be seen as a real and present threat to our democracy...This is an emergency..." An emergency.  As, apparently it is not an emergency when Trump acts to steal health care from thirty million people or so, or when he destroys Social Security, casting perhaps fifty million or more people who are too old to work into abject poverty, or when he begins the process of creating a national police force responsible only to him, or when he casts his eyes abroad, obviously looking for a war to st

Shout Them Down! Shut Them Up!

So, our President has now banned the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times (the three best remaining newspapers in the country) and CNN from White House press briefings. This is an act of such unbridled viciousness, lawlessness and stupidity that it is bizarre even for the traitor who currently lives in the White House.  So why did he do it? I'm going to make a big prediction here.  I could be dead wrong, and Trump could be even more crazy and out of control than I've given him credit for, but I believe something else is going on here. I am going to predict that, in the next few weeks, we are about to learn things that make it impossible for any rational person to deny that Trump is a willing tool of Putin.  He and his people know this, so there is only one strategy left open to them: to attempt to so discredit the press that, when things really go south, they hope that the people who put him in the White House will simply deny the truth of anything the

Trump Panics

He's being nice to Jews! He's being nice to black people! Is there anyone on earth who thinks that this is how he really feels? For once, the guy has figured out that he is hanging on to his job by his fingernails, and the crocodiles are waiting below.  It'll last two or three days or so, and then his outrage at being challenged will get the better of him; or at least that's the way that it always has gone before. We've got the bastard on the run.  Keep digging into him.  It's going to be a fun ride. And some day soon, some one in the intelligence community, or maybe some Democratic Congressman will be so outraged at what is being hidden from the American people, and they will spill the beans.  Then, good bye Charlie.


Traveling today, so I am not going to give this story the attention it deserves until tonight or tomorrow, but this is an explosive development, the significance of which will be ignored as much as possible by the mainstream press. We learn that agents of Trump, including his personal lawyer, have delivered a proposal to Russia that the current government of Ukraine be removed, in favor of one led by a pro-Russian party created by Russia, which will enter into an agreement allowing Russia to stay in Crimea.  This would, in some perverted reasoning, provide a justification for claiming that there is no reason to maintain the sanctions on Russia which were imposed when it invaded Crimea. Russia and our absolutely not self-serving Secretary of State Tillerson get their $500 billion dollar deal, Putin gets the big payoff from Trump, and the only losers are the people of Ukraine and the United States.  Winners all around!  Are you tired enough of winning yet? How much more of this do

Wingnut Wrapup

Tomorrow is a travel day for me, so I thought I'd get this out today. And off to the races!  What a time we're having; aren't you excited to see how they try to lie their way out of this one? Donald Trump, President of the United States: "This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine."  Right, Donald. Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  " NYT: Trump Aides Had Contact With Russian Intelligence, But No Evidence Of Collusion Found" If you are a totally brain-dead wingnut.  Otherwise, the evidence is everywhere, Matt.  And Matt gives the whole game away later in his article: "None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier." We are talking about pee pee gate here, just to be clear, not high treason.  No evidence for the golden shower story, according to Matt.  The evidence for the rest of it is right in front of your face, but is apparently not important enough to worry about. Cortney O&#


I listened to a few minutes of Trump's speech at his Nuremberg rally down in Florida today.  It is virtually an endless succession of lies, except when he promised to do things that benefit the rich, like doing away with regulations against oil and coal companies or unilaterally violating existing trade agreements.  Just every single Trump lie, one after another. Well, what do you expect?

Vacation Time!

Hey, I guess it doesn't mean very much, but Donald Trump is not only taking his third weekend vacation in three weeks, but this time, by virtue of giving a few minutes' speech about two miles from the airport in Charleston, he's managing to expand to a three day weekend.

Things That Must Happen

The people who have seen the real evidence of what Trump and his toadies have been up to with Putin, which includes a large number of intelligence officers, and many members of Congress, are faced with a painful dilemma.  On the one hand, revealing this information to the public will be treated as a monstrous crime, for which they will be savaged.  On the other hand, their clear duty to the Constitution, and any concern they have over the survival of our country, demand that what they know be made public. At some point, we are going to need a Daniel Ellsberg, who was initially charged with conspiracy, espionage and theft of government property, for revealing information which every American needed to know about the conduct of the Vietnam war.  As the monstrous nature of what he revealed dawned on people, the charges were dropped, but that does not mean that the far more corrupt Republican party we have today will have the same concern about the horrors perpetrated by their own membe

The Silver Lining

In a very dark cloud: I think that the utter, brain-dead fools who make up the Republican base were going to go on for eternity, denying what was obvious to anyone who can put two thoughts together.  Maybe the only way to put a stop to it all was to let them have exactly the government they have been screaming for, and let them see what would happen. They didn't even get it when their halfway lunatic Republican Bush government brought them a three trillion dollar war of aggression and (but for the grace of Barack Obama) a massive depression.  Well, this time they went whole hog. And let's give a big thank you to Donald Trump, who showed the world in just four weeks what Conservative government is all about.  This way, we won't have to wait four years to return to sanity; or twelve years and fifty million deaths, as was the case with the Nazis.

Another Party Heard From

So, here is a really nice picture of Michael Flynn having dinner with Vladimir Putin in Moscow: But wait!  Look at the bottom right of this photo.  Is that... no, it couldn't be, could it?  Why yes it is!  It's that famous progressive and paragon of morality, that just couldn't stomach having Hillary as President, Jill Stein! I think that, as cynical as we have become, we really need to take stock of just how surrounded we are with traitors, and just how many strings Putin was pulling in the last election.  Was even the supposedly left wing candidacy of Jill Stein a Russian/Republican dirty trick?  How screwed are we?

Events In Our Future?

I want to write briefly about two aspects of the current Trump nightmare that I have not seen discussed, or at least two predictions of where this may lead us. First, consider this:  The Trump administration has now reached a point of no return.  The damage they have done to themselves will never be fully healed, even if somehow they hold on to power.  No matter what happens from here out, there are massive numbers of Americans who will never trust them, and (legitimately so) will never give them the benefit of the doubt.  It took them only four weeks to go from the normal honeymoon to this abysmal position. Well, okay, but here's the problem: one more incident like the several we have already seen, and they will be wounded beyond cure.  At that point, there is exactly one thing, and only one thing that could keep Trump in power: a war.  So, we need to be vigilant for any signs that they are preparing for war, which in this case will not consist of military readiness, but in fo

You Go To War With The Army You Have

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Death is Easy, Comedy is Hard

Sorry, Edmund Kean, these days, comedy is easy too.

Wingnut Wrapup

A bunch of stuff from the last few days that I need to shovel out there, in preparation for the Flynn freakout that is going to get into high gear any moment now. Today's Wingnut Wrapup respectfully dedicated to St. John McCain, who had this interesting perspective on history: "I wouldn't describe any operation in which American soldiers died as a success." How about D-Day, John? And on we go...Let's start out today with one of the most inscrutable analogies I've heard in a long time: Alan Keyes, Renew America:  "Christian living may be like a relay race in which team members run the course side by side (instead of seriatim), passing the baton from one to another and back again. The goal is to cross the finish line without losing a soul, and without leaving behind anyone willing to join the team and run in good faith. " Huh?  If the goal is to have everyone cross the finish line together, it isn't much of a race, is it?  Why not sto


Well, this has certainly been an interesting 24 hours. There is so much talk about this that I am not going to recount all the details here.  I just want to note that Michael Flynn is the third high level Trump associate to have to be disappeared because of ties to and payoffs from the Russians, the others being former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Carter Page. I don't recall any President in history to have people in this position forced out because of ties to a hostile foreign government.  And Trump, only three weeks into his Presidency, now has three.  Is there anyone on earth naive enough to believe that Trump himself is not involved in this treasonous relationship with Russia? Well, that's it.  The problem is that the American people have been so propagandized all of their lives to believe that our form of government is immune to corruption and betrayal on this level, that most Americans cannot emotionally process what is going on right in front of their eyes.

Today in Trumpistan, Valentines Day Edition

Well- three weeks and two vacations.  Glad Donald is taking his job seriously. And our President, on the job as usual: "Donald Trump greeted Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe to the White House on Friday – but it didn’t go exactly to plan. It appears Trump wasn’t wearing his earpiece – which translated Abe’s address for the room.   Yet, people noted Trump nodding in agreement to Abe. Trump is NOT wearing a translator earpiece. This means he is PRETENDING to understand Japanese." Well, he is only pretending to do all of his other Presidential duties, so no surprise there.  And how did his time with the Japanese Prime Minister go? "Richard DeAgazio was already seated for dinner, on the Mar-a-Lago Club’s terrace, when President Trump entered with the prime minister of Japan on Saturday night. The crowd — mostly paying members of Trump’s private oceanfront club in Palm Beach, Fla. — stood to applaud. The president’s party sat about six tables away. Then,

Wingnut Wrapup- Special SMOTI Edition

So, it turns out that the Trump administration has just given press credentials to attend daily briefings to Jim Hoft, the legendary Stupidest Man on the Internet, or SMOTI as he is known far and wide, and a fixture in virtually every Wingnut Wrapup I have written over the last ten years.  I thought I would assemble his output, just from the last six months of Wingnut Wrapup, minus a handful of mentions that were so topical that they wouldn't make sense any more.  I've included the replies I made to him, because, I guess, I'm just that kind of malignant narcissist.  So, here we go! Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "CNN Quietly Releases Updated Pic Showing Trump’s Inaugural Crowd Size Greater than Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Crowd" And here it is, from the Stupidest Man on the Internet: A photo from the Capitol, in which you can't see a thing past the reflecting pool, of the mall itself.  Man, these people are into lying to themselves. Jim Hoft, Gateway Pund