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    March, 2019. Clyburn's first subpoena ignored by Mulvaney (eg.) Contempt citation issues, is sent to Justice Department for prosecution. Wait, what?

    Walk me through this, ye apostles of law and order.


    Assuming, arguendo, that Clyburn's paperwork sits, and sits, and sits some more, how is the  oversight that we all anticipate with hopeful longing vindicated again?


    Asking for a friend...

    But not that obvious to wannabe partisan spinmeisters and Nielsen et. al., Nate

    This is obvious I guess, but if you want to cut down on bothsidesism, put people on TV who have subject-matter expertise acquired through reporting or research... not generalists who are asked to opine on a whole bunch of topics they don't really know anything about.

    — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 29, 2018

    Pittsburgh, Pipe bombs , Caravan & Nov 5

    Take things in order.

    o Call your best Jewish friend this morning  to say you're sorry.

    o Re this week's victim of Trump's endless  incitement for violence from which he is immune. No need to raise it If  asked , what he tried hasn't worked , let's try something that might.

    o And the Caravan . The Caravan! 

    It's not going to get here till Dec. You know that If Trump had wanted, knew how to , he would have dealt with it already. He didn't

    Something going on here, what it is ain't exactly clear yet

    Trump's not behind the pipe bombs

    Say after me . And repeat it if asked. Or not.

    "Trump had nothing to do with the pipe bombs

    Two reasons: It's true and it's good politics. 

    Let's skip to the second. The attack will  be of some benefit of our  net margin. At least to the extent that

    some republicans won't vote against us. Maybe go fishing.Good.

    If we get some benefit without asking that's good  old American fair minded action by our good old Republican friends.

    I'm too tired to continue so I'll post this.And really strongly remind you to say tomorrow

    Pieces of Clay

    It is not actually a democracy such as the Athenians practiced but I wish to make the following proposition to the city of dagblog:

    That all participants be required to register before making comments on the site.
    I wish that this wasn't needed. It is a pity that one agent should bring about the Tragedy of the Commons. But that agent has set up a tent in the middle of the square and is rifling through the trash cans at night

    Well, the bowl is set before you, citizens. Throw in a piece of clay if you agree.

    538 daily forecasts Friday am


    Chance of winning              

    Republican Lying About Pre-Existing Conditions

    Today's GOP, as Krugman puts it, doesn't even bother with spin--they go straight to lying, as they are doing on pre-existing conditions:

    Why the percentage of craziness may not actually be worse than in the late 20th century

    It's not the change in numbers so much as new access for the crazed to a public voice:

    Politics on twitter: not always depressing!

    Fair treatment for Republican

    women who are raped, Also.

    Imagine , something  that united us all. Because we all want to deal with rape.And the current system doesn't. Because in the vast majority of cases  punishing  a perpetrator needs  "corroboration". To avoid the "he said, she said" dead end.

    And in that vast majority  needing  corroboration,  means "yawn"..Doesn't happen.


    Avenattism is spreading in the Democratic Party

    — Blake Hounshell (powered by blockchain) (@blakehounshell) October 10, 2018

    to which NYTimes reporter pleads

    Stop making that a word please

    Tell me about the rabbits again


    Let's see

    The senate is supposed to advise and consent

    They're supposed to investigate instead of calling on the FBI

    Dr. Ford was a credible witness

    And  said a juvenile drunken Kavanaugh attempted to rape her

    BTW he likes a beer

    But the  democrats asked the nominee whether he tried to rape Dr. Ford  

    That was outrageous of them  

    And must have been caused by the Clintons

    Now about those rabbits........


    (I added a sentence-Flav)


    some thoughts about music

    I don't understand anger over music. I used to go to NYC once a month. My girlfriend had a flute lesson, after we'd go to a museum. Later we'd go to a music event, usually an avant-garde jazz bar with a live band. Some times I enjoyed it, some times not. I didn't get pissed if I didn't get into it. When I can't get into a musical performance I conclude I don't know enough to grasp it or it's not very good. I keep listening and studying to see if I can understand it better.

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    I like Michael Tomasky.?

    Last week or so I wished to link him and I discovered that I could not because I did not pay the extra fund.


    No, we must now pay an extra fee to see extras?

    So Tomasky (which is a great surname?) can be readily read by peons today.

    Michael writes at the Daily Beast.

    I love ya honey

    but cut the cards.

    We're wrong to scorn all our  opponents .On any issue.

      Some maybe.Not all .

    There are  right -to- lifers (I'm not) who  support:single payer,.,great mixed public,  schools,  and  labor's right to organize. And joined the rest of the country in believing Dr. Blasey Ford .

    Then celebrated yesterday for Brett. .

    There are defenders of the police (I'm not. ) who brilliantly advocate for the handicapped.

    And all the above might vote right in November . Or not.

    Let's call a

    spade a spade shall we?  He’s a rapist. End of story. Really everyone looking at the screen last Thursday learned that. Maybe suited them not to use the word , so be it. Didn’t change the underlying reality.

    Even dear old David  Brooks.

    Trump's NAFTA 2.0 Auto Nothingburger

    Proposed changes to North American auto trade rules expected in the new NAFTA pact are unlikely to significantly increase U.S. manufacturing jobs or boost wages in Mexico, an analyst at the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. said.

    "The big upshot is there's nothing in this agreement that looks like lots of jobs are coming to the U.S.,” Kristin Dziczek, vice president of industry, labor and economics at the auto industry think tank, said in an interview on Wednesday about the details of new U.S.-Mexico trade agreement. “On the margin, there may be some tweaks — companies moving content [production] to the higher wage region, which is the U.S. or Canada basically. There's nothing in this agreement that raises wages in Mexico," Dziczek said.   link

    Trump as Octopus.

    Just as Brett Kavanaugh is about to become Trump's "made man" on the Supreme court---protecting Trump from such nuisances as Emoluments fraud and fifty shades of tax evasion---it's probably not the best time to be watching the great Italian T.V series, The Octopus, or La Piovra,--- one man's life long fight against the Mafia. With the new revelations of tax fraud and shady dealings by Trump just revealed by the New York Times, and with a Trump boy on the Supreme Court for protection, the morphing of Republicans into the Trump Mafia Party party seems far too real. 


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