Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BANG! BANG!


(Feb. 14) — A former student opened fire at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing “numerous” people.



Ambulances converged in front of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Live footage showed emergency workers appearing to treat possibly wounded people on the sidewalks.



The Broward County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Wednesday afternoon that “so far we have at least 14 victims.” The tweet added: “Victims have been and continue to be transported to Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North hospital.”



Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said there were “numerous fatalities.”



“It is a horrific situation.” He added, “It is a horrible day for us.”



Nicolas de Jesus Cruz Identified as Florida School Shooter.



Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had said the shooter was a former student.



He said the shooter was taken into custody “without incident” about an hour after he left the school.



None of the real issues will be answered like:

Was the shooter emotionally or mentally unstable (or both)?

Was he a social isolate in school?

Were his parents aware of the psychological condition into which "their baby" was descending?

Who provided the gun or guns and ammo?

Was he being hounded for supporting Trump or speaking against Trump (the turnip president)?

Where was de Jesus during this incident?

WTF?

A gunman opened fire at a Broward County high school today, killing at least 17 people and sending students running for their lives, according to the Broward County Sheriff.



UPDATE 4:55 pm PST.

The suspect “got expelled for disciplinary reasons” from Douglas High.

At least one fellow student said Mr. Cruz was a “troubled kid” with a gun obsession who even stood out in alternative school.

Math teacher Jim Gard told the Miami Herald that Mr. Cruz had been in his class last year, with red flags from officials identifying him as a potential threat to the school.

Go figure...

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blow hard...


Donald Trump’s signature hairdo is so prominent that cartoonists use it as a shorthand identifier in their drawings.



But who is the one who concentrates most on the creation and maintenance of that improbable confection? It is Trump, who favors this as his trademark.



Does he handle its upkeep all by himself?



The hair does not just fall into place naturally when Trump wakes up in the morning. It must be rebuilt. It is not a comb-over, or comb-forward. It is a comb-from-who-knows-where to who-knows-what.



Do people really like him?



Apparently, real people do not adore him, they reject and mock him.



What would happen to Trump if he lost his hair (or something blows it for him)?



His image would suffer, in his own eyes, a tremendous blow.



He might think that even his friends were snickering at him behind his back. (This is not a problem since Trump has no friends).



Donald Trump clearly over does everything for his hair—though it may lose him the adoration he so craves.



The emperor has no hair!

And now Trump wants ti hold a massive military parade - honoring the commander in chief.



Trump's military parade draws bipartisan rebuke



So, what gives? (was gibt) [what gives the news]





Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Charmin the charming...


Donald Trump is charming - just ask him!



All the beautiful women just love him - ask him.



He once dated Candice Bergen - when she was Homecoming Queen and he "a douche." Ask her.

Candice won 5 emmy awards - the donald ZERO.

During the third debate, Trump says he should have won an Emmy Award for his reality series "The Apprentice."



Why not? He's a douche!

He's so charming, he needs Charmin!



I'm going to go buy that piece of sh*t a roll of toilet paper and send it to him:



Build a wall - of toilet paper - around that sh*thole from which Trump Tweets.



The Trump Organization could have been used by Russians to launder money.

1) subpoena the brokers and the people, the other people that were involved in the transactions, and 2) the title companies and the other intermediaries that would have that kind of information. 3) Go to the banks next. (some of the intermediary entities in a lot of these transactions are going to be where a lot of the information is….)



A first priority would be to obtain records from Deutsche Bank, which did business with Trump when most banks would not. Last year, New York state fined Deutsche Bank $425 million over a scheme that laundered $10 billion out of Russia, one of several hefty fines levied on the bank by regulators worldwide in recent years.

Of all the questions surrounding Trump and Russia, the question of whether the Kremlin could have laundered money through the Trump Organization has not often held the spotlight, obscured behind more direct connections, like discussions between Russian officials and Trump campaign officials like Donald Trump Jr. or George Papadapoulos, or more lurid details from the Trump dossier.



Monday, February 5, 2018

Do Revolutions start with "Treason?"


Not this time.



Trump called congressional Democrats “treasonous” for not applauding during his State of the Union address last Tuesday night.

Trump must lie nonstop to protect his frail ego. Just how deep is President Trump's well of narcissistic craving go? To hell, all the way to hell.



Trump really is a petty little person. Small. He is one of the smallest of all people.



At the core of President Trump's unfitness and his malfeasance in office is his interaction with the Justice Department and the courts. This goes from the merely verbal denigration of the courts — “a joke,” “a laughingstock,” “so-called judges” — to actions such as firing the FBI director and denigrating others.



Trump's troubles did not start with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Trump's troubles began the day he was conceived!

Donald Trump started his presidency with a record low approval rate of 40 percent.



Trump is failing rapidly, and sinking the entire GOP. Apparently, he has not just put off a majority of the country but chased people out of the GOP.



His option is to demonize Democrats.



When the DOW was on it way UP, Trump claimed credit. Since taking office, Trump routinely touted stock market gains and positive jobs reports as evidence that he is succeeding.



The GOP is sinking with Trump!



Year-end fundraising totals set expectations for the 2018 midterm campaign, but key Republican Senate candidates are lagging.

Fourth quarter (2017) cash receipts reflect robust Democratic enthusiasm and expand the chilling effect on GOP primaries and mid-term elections.



"After winning in Alabama, it's clear that Democratic donors are excited to invest in quality candidates... On the other hand, a large portion of the Republican base is downright hostile towards the Republican Congress," says Chris Hayden, a spokesman a Democratic super PAC.

As a sitting senator who won his first term by just over 1 point, Nevada’s Heller is worried for Republicans in the U.S. Senate. Heller's team was preparing for another 1 to 2 point photo finish against Rosen, a first-term congresswoman who pulled in $1.5 million during the last three months of the year. Except Heller raised only $820,000 for the entire year.



Heller's camp claims the slump in individual contributions doesn't define the winner of the race. Heller has around $4.2 million in the bank from super PACs.

"We've been up and running and have considerably more cash on hand than Rosen," says an aide close to the campaign who requested anonymity to address fundraising questions.

The complicating factor for Heller is his primary challenger, Danny Tarkanian. Tarkanian is a perennial candidate with a long history of winning GOP primaries and then immediately floundering in general elections.

In another top priority for both parties' -- the open Arizona race to succeed retiring Sen. Jeff Flake -- GOP Rep. Martha McSally can carry over $1.8 million from her House account, but will still start the year considerably behind Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, who has no primary opponent.



McSally has to navigate a thorny three-way primary with former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, both of whom are far right.



Republicans saw Missouri as a win, but Hawley -- who visited the White House just last week -- is now playing catch-up.

Canadian-born Cruz, who is regarded as a favorite for re-election, raised $1.9 million to O'Rourke's $2.4 million. The former presidential candidate has spent much of the last year repairing his standing after experiencing political damage for refusing to endorse Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican Convention.



Meanwhile, O'Rourke has been holding midnight rallies on college campuses and streaming his activities live. O'Rourke has achieved fundraising stardom even as he's sworn off corporate money.

Republicans in Indiana have three candidates lined up to challenge Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly.

Candidate cash supremacy isn't always the determining factor in a race. Sometimes voters turn out in large numbers – usually favoring Democrats. That is why voter suppression has become THE major republican strategy. (Trump won because 12 million democrats just stayed home rather than vote for $hillary))



And outside money from super PACs -- which can raise and spend with little restriction – no longer makes the difference for GOP candidates. For instance, The Senate Leadership Fund, One Nation and two other political organizations associated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., started this year with close to $24 million in cash. And even Mitch is no longer a “sure thing.”



Saturday, February 3, 2018


Punxsutawney Phil has predicted six more weeks of obstruction in 2018.



It’s unclear what the impact of the Nunes memo will be, as Republicans and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, who have already seen the memo, strongly disagree on its implications. Some Republicans argue that the memo is evidence of an anti-Trump conspiracy within the FBI.



Devin Nunes is a longtime Trump ally. He served on Trump’s transition team after the election and defended Michael Flynn when he was accused of lying about his contacts with Russia.



Nunes held the press conference to announce that “the intelligence community incidentally collected information about US citizens involved in the Trump transition.”



As interesting as the “Nunes memo” is, everything it reveals occurred before Robert S. Mueller III was appointed. How does anything in the memo impact the validity of the special counsel’s investigation?



In the past, Rep. Devin Nunes's credibility was questioned as the Russia investigation went on. Mar. 28, 2017



Nunes was under fire from Democrats who say the House intelligence committee chair should recuse himself from the committee's investigation into Russia, because he's too close to President Trump.



Oh well, wait for the closing credits.