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Doomstead Diner Daily 10/2
« Reply #345 on: October 02, 2019, 07:12:49 am »

News digest brought to you by the Doomstead Diner.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 02, 2019

  • Trump labels impeachment a "coup"

    www.vox.com - President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that the Democrats’ investigation into the Ukraine scandal “is not an impeachment, it is a COUP” — an authoritarian rhetorical escalation that shows ho…


    ‘It’s a dumb thing to say': Critics blast Trump for calling his impeachment inquiry a ‘COUP’

    www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump and Vice President Pence participate in an Armed Forces welcome ceremony for the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, on Monday at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Ha…


    Another whistleblower has apparently come forward alleging that 'inappropriate' steps were taking to influence an audit of Trump's taxes

    www.businessinsider.com - Another whistleblower complaint was filed and alleges that "possible misconduct" occurred in an effort to influence the audit of President Donald Trump's taxes. House Ways and Means chairman Richard …


    Seeking asylum in the U.S. under Trump

    www.pbs.org - The caravan of migrants camped out at the U.S.-Mexico border this week has focused fresh attention on the process of seeking asylum. The caravan, which traveled through Mexico from Central America an…


    Pompeo accuses House Dems of "bullying" State Department officials amid impeachment fight

    www.vox.com - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pushing back against House Democrats’ effort to investigate the State Department’s involvement in the Ukraine scandal as part of their impeachment inquiry into Presi…


    ‘A presidency of one’: Key federal agencies increasingly compelled to benefit Trump

    www.washingtonpost.com - President Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing-in of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia in the Oval Office on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Philip Rucker and Philip Rucker White…


    Relaying Views of US’s Top General, Newsweek Sees No Need for Countervailing Facts

    fair.org - Newsweek (9/18/19) reports NATO is losing “superiority” over Russia, without mentioning that the alliance’s combined military budget is 17 times that of Russia. Lazy, one-sided reports like Newsweek’…


    Could President Trump be impeached and convicted – but also reelected?

    theconversation.com - The launching of an “official impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump’s conduct has sailed America into largely uncharted waters. While there have been demands for the impeachment of many pr…


    Military Might Takes Center Stage at Chinese 70-Year Anniversary Parade

    fas.org - The Chinese leadership used the 70-year anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China to display a dizzying amount of military hardware during a parade in Beijing (see officially narr…


    The Anti-Abortion Doctor Who Believes Ectopic Pregnancies Can Be 'Reimplanted'

    jezebel.com - There is a story that Dr. James Patrick Johnston, a family physician, likes to tell about a patient he saw a few years ago: a woman who discovered her pregnancy had gone ectopic, the embryo implanted…


    Trump Is ‘Last Hope for White People,’ Said Police Chief on Trial

    www.nytimes.com - In 2015, Mr. Nucera had told a colleague that African-Americans were “like ISIS, they have no value,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Federal District Court in New Jersey. “They should lin…


    Bus-hailing apps in Kenya are facing their first major regulatory challenge

    qz.com - The move to disrupt Nairobi’s commuter transport system has hit a snag. Transport officials announced on Monday (Sept. 30) they had blocked two bus-hailing apps from operating, noting they flouted re…


    Quit Obsessing About Climate Change. What You Do or Don’t Do No Longer Matters.

    medium.com - Quit worrying about going vegan, or recycling, or riding a bicycle to work, or buying a Tesla instead of that Ford F-650 pickup you’ve always wanted in order to save the planet. You’re off the hook. …


    There used to be 4 billion American chestnut trees, but they all disappeared

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    The Far Right’s Apocalyptic Literary Canon

    newrepublic.com - Politico has reported recent discussions among White House staff of a self-published, rambling essay called Bronze Age Mindset. The book is a dizzying 198-page treatise, written under the pseudonym o…


    Climate change means wild weather. Does that include snowstorms?

    grist.org - If it seems like just last week that summer ended, you are correct — so why does the first day of October look like the dead of winter in the Northern Rockies? Over the weekend, Montana Governor Stev…


    Opinion -Three Saudi Brigades Annihilated in Devastating Houthi Offensive in Saudi Arabia

    www.informationclearinghouse.info - September 30, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - Many may have hitherto been led to believe that the Houthis were a ragtag armed force lacking in sophistication. Many, seeing the drone and missile a…


    This Is How Big Oil Will Die

    medium.com - It’s 2025, and 800,000 tons of used high strength steel is coming up for auction. The steel made up the Keystone XL pipeline, finally completed in 2019, two years after the project launched with grea…


    The Dirtiest Secret Capitalism Doesn’t Want You to Know

    eand.co - When future generations look back at us, at our age, they are going to be struck by three facts, which add up to one dirty, ugly, terrible secret. A secret we are trying to keep from ourselves, I sup…


    Opinion - We Americans Enable Unspeakable Atrocities Every Day

    www.informationclearinghouse.info - Few Americans remember the US invasion, occupation, and pacification – a neat euphemism, that – of the Philippine Islands, but Filipinos will never forget. Perhaps half a million locals died (one-six…


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    Donald Trump is now talking about having people shot
    « Reply #346 on: October 02, 2019, 01:41:02 pm »


    Donald 🦀 Trump is now talking about having people shot  >:(

    Bill Palmer | 10:15 pm EDT October 1, 2019
    Palmer Report » Analysis

    A few weeks ago Palmer Report joked that, after Rudy Giuliani had screwed up for the umpteenth time, Donald Trump was going to delusionally order his underlings to feed Rudy to the alligators. We were kidding, of course. But now we’re learning that Trump really has been telling his advisers that he wants to feed people to alligators, and he’s apparently dead serious.

    In a lengthy new expose from the New York Times that’s somehow not from The Onion, it turns out Donald Trump is telling his advisers that he wants U.S. law enforcement to shoot would-be immigrants in the leg.  He also keeps pushing the idea of building a border trench full of 🐍 snakes and 🐊 alligators. As proof that he’s not merely joking, he made his advisers go as far as studying what this alligator trench would cost.

    Again, this is coming from the New York Times, so it’s real. More to the point, the only possible sources for this expose are Donald Trump’s own advisers, which means they’re so concerned about his deteriorating mindset, they’re sounding the alarm by running to the nation’s most respected newspaper and revealing Trump’s most deranged plans.

    Again, last month we joked about Donald Trump telling his advisers to start feeding people to the alligators, because we thought it was such an absurdly over the top idea – even by Trump standards – it would be seen as pure sarcasm. Now it turns out Trump really is doing precisely that behind the scenes. It’s time for the 25th Amendment.

    https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/alligators-donald-trump-feed-people/21389/

    Agelbert NOTE: See below:

    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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    That's sad about the American Chestnut trees.
    « Reply #347 on: October 02, 2019, 02:42:57 pm »
    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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    Sanders has heart stent surgery after chest discomfort 
    Source: Politico

    Bernie Sanders experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event on Tuesday and had two stents inserted to address a blockage in an artery, his campaign announced.

    “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement. "We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”

    Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/02/sanders-has-heart-stent-surgery-after-chest-discomfort-000164

    I feared this greatly. Now the 🐘 Repukians and the pseudo-left Democratic Party Leadership will use this against Senator Sanders to try to destroy his presidential bid.

    I'm sure 🦀 Trump and his 🦕🦖 Hydrocarbon Hellspawn enablers are all celebrating.   



    The future is looking brighter and brighter, for Tardigrades.

    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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    Grifters grifting Grifter Trump
    « Reply #349 on: October 02, 2019, 04:00:04 pm »
    Grifters Grifting Grifter Trump
    Quote
    A Grifter, is somebody who can influence anybody, anywhere, at anytime, into doing whatever they choose to have them do, that will result in the grifter's personal gain. Usually monetary, but really anything that benefits him or her somehow.

    A Trump hotel mystery: Giant reservations followed by empty rooms
    Source: Politico

    House investigators are looking into an allegation that groups — including at least one foreign government — tried to ingratiate themselves to President Donald Trump by booking rooms at his hotels but never staying in them.

    It’s a previously unreported part of a broader examination by the House Oversight Committee, included in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, into whether Trump broke the law by accepting money from U.S. or foreign governments at his properties.

    “Now we’re looking at near raw bribery,” said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a House Oversight Committee member who chairs the subcommittee with jurisdiction over Trump’s hotel in Washington. “That was the risk from day one — foreign governments and others trying to seek favor because we know Trump 💵 pays attention to this.... It’s an obvious attempt to curry favor with him.”

    The investigation began after the committee received information that two entities — a trade association and a foreign government — booked a large quantity of rooms but only used a fraction of them, according to a person familiar with the allegation who isn't authorized to speak for the committee.

    -snip-

    Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/02/trump-hotel-empty-rooms-016763

    Read excellent comments at DU:
    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142375456

    Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12

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    Re: Grifters grifting Grifter Trump
    « Reply #350 on: October 03, 2019, 05:54:22 am »
    Grifters Grifting Grifter Trump
    Quote
    A Grifter, is somebody who can influence anybody, anywhere, at anytime, into doing whatever they choose to have them do, that will result in the grifter's personal gain. Usually monetary, but really anything that benefits him or her somehow.
    A Trump hotel mystery: Giant reservations followed by empty rooms
    Source: Politico

    House investigators are looking into an allegation that groups — including at least one foreign government — tried to ingratiate themselves to President Donald Trump by booking rooms at his hotels but never staying in them.

    It’s a previously unreported part of a broader examination by the House Oversight Committee, included in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, into whether Trump broke the law by accepting money from U.S. or foreign governments at his properties.

    “Now we’re looking at near raw bribery,”[/size] said Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), a House Oversight Committee member who chairs the subcommittee with jurisdiction over Trump’s hotel in Washington. “That was the risk from day one — foreign governments and others trying to seek favor because we know

    This is a story that deserves a whole lot more play than it's getting. there is no news budget left to bring it to the surface. trump sees to that.

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    Re: Doomstead Diner Daily
    « Reply #351 on: October 03, 2019, 05:54:56 am »

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    Schiff Makes Clear All Trump Efforts to Obstruct House Inquiry Will Be Added to Articles of Impeachment

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    Pence: I Participated in the Ukraine Plot But Only As a Patsy

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    Trump involved Pence in efforts to pressure Ukraine’s leader, though officials say vice president was unaware of allegations in whistleblower complaint

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    General Motors Feeling the Squeeze as Auto Workers' Strike Enters Third Week

    splinternews.com - The United Automobile Workers union continues to negotiate with General Motors for improved work conditions. More than 48,000 workers have been on strike in the U.S. since Sept. 16 over wages, health…


    Rudy Giuliani Asked Imprisoned Paul Manafort About Ukraine Via Lawyer: Report

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    IRS: Sorry, but It’s Just Easier and Cheaper to Audit the Poor

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    Melinda Gates is committing $1 billion to promote gender equality

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    Doomstead Diner Daily 10/4
    « Reply #352 on: October 04, 2019, 07:24:23 am »

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    Today I posted my answer to the infamous Powell Memo, the crony capitalist road map to U.S. Government by Fascist Oligarchs. I posted it at Daily Kos. I doubt it will get any traction, but I put it out there anyway. I am the eternally hopeful optimist.

    Oct 04, 2019 at 02:58:24 PM

    Our republic is Fascist TOAST if we do not rid American politics of the influence of oligarch money.

    You can call the following 📢 BRING REAL DEMOCRACY TO AMERICA marching orders memo for the Democratic Party the “Pelosi Memo” if she adopts it. Until she does, I’m labelling it the “Gelbert  Memo”. 🧐

    🦅 GELBERT MEMO:

    1. IMPEACH TRUMP (and Barr, Pompeo, etc.) NOW. Expose the corrupt bastards in the Senate that support Trump Fascism by forcing them to vote to “acquit” 🦀 Trump and his criminal cronies. 

    2. After we get control of the Senate and the White House, PACK THE SUPREME COURT. Go scorched earth on the right wing crooks there with Congressional Investigations, impeachment inquiries and lawsuits. Drive them into a corner and expose all their corruption and crimes. Tighten up all the campaign finance laws and eliminate corporate personhood. Make bribery illegal again! Get money out of politics PERMANENTLY. Eliminate “limited liability” from corporate law and charters. Severely limit bankruptcy protection for corporations and return personal bankruptcy protection to where it was before the banksters bribed Congress to shaft Americans that fall on hard economic times while greedy corporations stiff creditors with impunity.

    3. Imprison everyone previously impeached. Arrest, Try and Convict Giuliani and the rest of Trump’s wrecking crew for crimes committed on orders from Trump.

    4. Launch investigations into Fox News, Right Wing Hate Radio, Right wing funded “think” tanks and the Internet Troll farms pushing hate and fascism.

    5. MASSIVELY strengthen Social Security and make Medicare for all and free University Eduction the LAW OF THE LAND.

    Do all the above and the Democratic Party will dominate elections for DECADES! ✨

    If Pelosi does not have the intestinal fortitude to methodically do the above, GET SOMEONE WHO DOES!

    OR, let FASCISM DESTROY this country.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/4/1890103/-Frustrated-IRS-whistleblower-Democrats-speak-Treasury-tried-to-interfere-in-Trump-or-Pence-audits#comment_75130701
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    Trump-Ukraine Call Was Anything but “Routine,” Texts Show

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    That Syria move by Trumpy is not going to go as Trumpy and his Wrecking Crew hope (i.e. distract from the Impeachment while strengthening Trump's election chances). Sure, the  Fox News Spin Machine will try to celebrate "our troops coming home".

    That is, of course, a lie. The troops are emphatically NOT coming home, but most people won't even think of questioning that lie. Those U.S. troops, positioned in the Middle East for future war crimes against Iran, will just stay out of the way while Turkey tries to wipe out the Kurds. Again, nobody in the press will even bring up the issue of real world Pentagon military logistics planning.

    The "Trump loves peace" trope is useful to the Trolls polluting Truthdig and other progressive news outlets, who will endlessly argue about how Trump is "against war". It's all BULLSHIT, but that's the way Trumpy, his Wrecking Crew and his enablers operate.

    Remember when Palloy was hysterically screaming about "WWIII" back when Russia was preventing the U.S. (see: CIA bought and paid for ISIS "terrorists") from overthowing the Syria Government? I said it was all bullshit and Russia was going to be successful in preventing the USA (AND ISRAEL, of course) from taking down Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad.

    Obama's CIA funded ISIS murderers got their asses handed to them, as I humbly 😉 predicted.

    So what happens now? It's a bit complicated but the end result of Turkey's (rather desperate, by the way) bellicose action is that the Kurds will actually gain more terrain, popularity and strength while Turkey's Trump clone legitimacy will be simultaneously severely eroded. Erdogan might even be replaced, but while that may happen within a year, I don't think it will happen during this latest Turkish attempt to engage in the genocide of the Kurds.

    The reason Turkey will fail is that the Kurds in Iraq, though 🙊 U.S. media will never utter a peep about them, because this Turkish (and U. S. betrayal) action is correctly perceived by all Kurds as an existential threat, are now united with the Syrian and Turkish Kurds. The Kurds will ALL physically fight Turkey's troops.

    The result of this unified Kurdish campaign (with Russia helping them through high tech troop movement surveillance, hand fired missiles and other weapons hardware) will be MORE territory governed by the Kurds in Syria AND Iraq.

    Yes, the Kurds want their part of Turkey back too, but that is a bridge too far at this time.

    So, though they won't officially have a country called Kurdistan, which is their ultimate goal, for all practical purposes, they will have one 👍. Russia is doing exactly the same thing the U.S. did during the Cold War. That is, they fund and arm a group with a claim to territory that was taken from them in order to prevent, in the is case, expansion of U.S. influence while simultaneously increasing Russian influence. The difference in technique is that the U.S., in Russia's place, would probably want Kurdistan to be called "South Turkey", right after we dreamed up "North Turkey" (see: Korea and Viet Nam). 

    The Kurds have had a legal, totally justified, gripe against Iraq and Turkish boundaries ever since the Imperialist Powers carved up the Middle East after WWI.

    The Kurds KNOW that Russia isn't exactly their friend. Russia, however, will support the Kurds if they agree to be a vassal state. The U.S. (and ISRAEL) will never promote the creation of Kurdistan. Israel has only one goal when it comes to their territorial boundaries: MORE from Syria, Jordan AND Iraq. The Kurds know the score. It's realpolitic ALL THE WAY.

    Here in Trumpland, the neocons (all 100% loyal to the United States of Israel) will go berserk when Turkish troops are defeated by the Kurds. Many of these neocons, like Colin Powell (see: "Get a Grip" message to fellow Republicans on their refusal to admit Trump is engaged in Impeachable High Crimes and Misdemeanors), are Republicans, as you know...

    I am torn between putting up my "eating popcorn" graphic or that other one. I must admit all these Trumpian actions, faithfully following his 👹 mentor Roy Cohn's 🦍 bellicosity Mens rea Modus operandi, work quite well when you are dealing with a totally corrupted U.S. Judiciary.

    Unfortunately for him, thank God, that method is doomed to total failure when applied to geopolitics.

    I think the appropriate graphic here is the other one.

           
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