What Putin Has Always Been Up To

Posted by Keeley on January 13, 2017 at 4:43 PM

In a troubling yet fascinating article in National Review, David Satter makes the case that Putin's real goal has always been to degrade America's institutions, rather than favor any one candidate. In other words, going after Hillary and perhaps holding back attacks on Trump during the election campaign were tactics by the Russian regime. The strategic outcome they seek is a weakened America - in the world's eyes, and more devastatingly, in the eyes of voters and citizens themselves.

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The Trump Dossier? How About the Coming Intel Community Review?

Posted by Keeley on January 12, 2017 at 2:27 PM

The Trump Dossier started as opposition research - by GOP opponents of Trump who put money down to hire a retired British spy. After circulating like a bag full of offals no one wanted to touch, it finally was leaked by Buzzfeed and reported on by CNN.

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Imagine Huma Foregoing Her Salary - Like Jared Will Do

Posted by Keeley on January 10, 2017 at 3:11 PM

In a profile of Jared Kushner late last year, Trump's son-in-law and key advisor mentioned that some of the best work in the campaign was done pro bono. Free. Without charge. He was referring specifically to the data operation that he helped lead, and that drove Trump to speak at rallies in the now-infamous Democrat Blue States, which caused a lot of skepticism and groans about how Donald Trump just liked big crowds and had no sense of how to win a general election.

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Hate Crimes

Posted by Christine & John on January 6, 2017 at 12:11 AM

Four thugs tortured a mentally challenged young man, laughed about it and cast it on Facebook. They taunted him with racist slogans and anti Trump insults. The perps were black and the victim was white. Blacks clearly can be racist too and this crime is one of the most textbook examples of a hate crime. But should we have hate crimes at all?

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Blame Putin ... and Obama

Posted by Christine & John on January 3, 2017 at 1:12 PM

If reports are correct, the Russians made serious breaches into our cyber system. They compromised government sites and private servers. The DNC was evidently easily breached because of rookie mistakes, ignorance & arrogance. We should blame Putin. He is an evil man. But we blame Putin in the same way we blame a burglar who has robbed our house because we failed to close the front door and blame Putin in way we blame a burglar for revealing dirty secrets he discovered while robbing our place.

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A Liberal World View

Posted by Christine & John on December 29, 2016 at 1:50 PM

There are two kinds of people in this world* - spliters and mixers. The names describe well. Spliters see lots of distinctions, maybe where they don't always exists, while mixers see commonalities, maybe when the are not there.

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Ending the Good Times at the UN

Posted by Keeley on December 27, 2016 at 6:49 PM

Like a resentful professor who leaves the faculty club a mess before the next University President arrives, Obama and his administration are hard at work ensuring that Trump and his incoming team will have to deal with a few disasters by the time they move in later on January 20th next.

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Trump Nuke Tweets and Rouge One Death Stars

Posted by Keeley on December 23, 2016 at 9:09 PM

No I have not yet seen Rouge One. But apparently there is a nasty Death Star that has to be retrieved before all known organic, chemical, and sedimentary life forms are deleted in one big, big, bang. And Oppenheimer thought he was the real evil genius. Maybe President-Elect Trump has seen the film, or maybe members of his family or staff certainly have, if he hasn't.

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Obama and Justin Trudeau Save the Arctic From Jobs

Posted by Keeley on December 21, 2016 at 11:27 PM

While the President clearly enjoys the weather and waters of Hawaii this time of year, one wonders whether next Christmas he'll be seen ski-dooing with his fellow Castro-eulogizing Prime Minister of America's northern neighbor. Having saved the Arctic from evil energy companies who provide jobs and wealth to Alaskans (and more than a few Canadians) and having left President-Elect Trump a political and legal hand grenade by using 1953's Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, Obama can now do celebrity-guided Northern Lights tours next year for German tourists desperate to find somewhere in the world safe from terrorism.

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The Russians are coming because Obama left the door open

Posted by Christine & John on December 15, 2016 at 5:29 PM

Remember when Obama ridiculed Romney for saying the Russians were a threat? Remember when Hillary "reset" our relations with Russia, complaining that the Bush folks had been too confrontational? Recall who was president and whose team was on the field when Russians supposedly hacked the election by revealing what Hillary folks were really doing and saying? So what is the Obama response? Blame Trump

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Russian Hack - Trump Faces Hostile Intelligence Community

Posted by Keeley on December 12, 2016 at 4:24 PM

According to Lisa Monaco, Obama's counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, we have crossed into a new threshold. No kidding. Aside from the slightly clumsy metaphor - leave out "into" Lisa and we'll still understand you - Monaco's assessment is true in ways the administration she is part of might not like.

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Mattis, Flynn Et Kelly - the Real Risks America Faces

Posted by Keeley on December 9, 2016 at 11:58 AM

This is not a Triumirate, ok? Not Roman. Not French Revolutionary. Nor a Latin American junta. The trio of retired generals: heading the Defense Department; as National Security Advisor; and now also as Secretary of Homeland Security, will be reporting to one and only one Commander in Chief. President Trump.

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Dakota Access Pipeline - the Coming Battle

Posted by Keeley on December 6, 2016 at 11:54 AM

From Obama's desk to the desk of Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army and advocate of non-discrimination based on sexuality in the military. Then on to the desk of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy. And from there down to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The order was passed down like a shining olympic torch of progressive dictates; all the way from the White House to the frozen lands of North Dakota. And the order was: stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Tom Price - the Right Choice With a Big Job Ahead

Posted by Keeley on November 30, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Give credit to President-Elect Trump for choosing Tom Price - a GOP House member with lots of policy experience and a former doctor himself - as HHS Secretary. Give him credit, as in a tax credit, that is. Because Tom Price has spent years devising an alternative to Obamacare and not just advocating its repeal. And tax credits are at the heart of his plan.

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See you in hell, Fidel

Posted by Christine & John on November 26, 2016 at 1:02 AM

I have been saving a bottle of champagne for more than ten years. Even though it is late, I will drink a toast to the passing of a bad man. He will be enjoying a climate even warmer than Cuba. See you in hell, Fidel.

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