Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nobody likes leftover McDonalds...

 Rank-and-file Democrats reject Trump's invitation to shutdown talks, back Pelosi in opposition to border wall


Bentley S1

The Bentley S1 (originally simply "Bentley S") was a luxury car produced by Bentley Motors Limited from 1955 until 1959. The S1 was derived from Rolls-Royce's complete redesign of its standard production car after World War II, the Silver Cloud. Each was its maker's last standard production car with an independent chassis. The S-series Bentley was given the Rolls-Royce - Bentley L Series V8 engine in late 1959 and named the S2. Twin headlamps and a facelift to the front arrived in late 1962, resulting in the S3. In late 1965 the S3 was replaced by the new unitary construction Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow-derived T series.

Bentley S

Saturday, January 12, 2019

emmet swimming: "Earplugs 50 Cents" - The Washington Post

 Taped at the 9:30 club in Washington and Alley Katz in Richmond, the Fairfax-bred quartet revisits more than a dozen tunes, infusing many of them with a bar band energy that seldom survived the band's studio efforts. If these shows weren't exactly liberating experiences for the group, they nevertheless come across that way, fueled by now vibrant, now passionate, now colorfully recast versions of "Arlington," "South Bristol, ME," "Jump in the Water," "Sunblock" and other tunes worth reprising. Clearly lead singer Todd Watts, who boasts the band's trademark baritone, viewed these concerts as something more than just a casual stroll down memory lane. That's apparent even when he knows he'll be sharing the vocals with the crowd on the anthemic (and amusingly rearranged) "Arlington."


Friday, January 11, 2019

Trackdown: The End of the World (S1.E30)

Available on YouTube https://youtu.be/h1D2ynASqe4

Trackdown: The End of the World (S1.E30)
Hoby has to deal with a snake oil salesman selling the end of the world to a town filled with gullible people.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Friday, December 21, 2018

Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards Went to Congress First

 From the article:
Edwards reportedly spoke with "six different congressional committee staffers to air her concerns." Then, in July and August 2018, she purportedly met with "staffers of one of the Senate committees investigating Russian interference during the presidential campaign." It was then that she claimed that FinCEN "withheld documents revealing suspicious financial transactions of Trump associates that the committee had requested." Edwards and an unnamed colleague reportedly had "lawful documented evidential disclosures of violations of law, rule, and regulations, gross mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, and substantial and specific danger to public safety."


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Russian Agents Sought Secret US Treasury Records On Clinton Backers During 2016 Campaign through the Treasury Department

 Most startlingly, Russia requested sensitive documents on Dirk, Edward, and Daniel Ziff, billionaire investors who had run afoul of the Kremlin. That request was made weeks before a Russian lawyer showed up at Trump Tower offering top campaign aides "dirt" on Hillary Clinton — including her supposed connection to the Ziff brothers.


Monday, December 17, 2018

This is amazing!

Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap

Trump Demands Stop To Emoluments Case As State AGs Subpoena 38 Witnesses

You know it's bad when you are reaching all the way back to Washington and Jefferson slave-run plantations to say "but, but, but they did it, too!" 

From the article:

Trump attorneys cite Washington D.C. land records from 1793 to show that George Washington purchased "several lots of federal land" during his presidency, adding that "no concern was raised that such transactions conferred a benefit."

The DOJ goes further, however, and reaches for the slave-run plantations that Washington and Thomas Jefferson ran while in office as examples how the Constitution permits presidents to run private businesses while in office.



Friday, December 14, 2018

That Time Trump Spent Nearly $100,000 On An Ad Criticizing U.S. Foreign Policy In 1987


Strange real estate deal raises specter of Putin buying Trump - SFChronicle.com

In 1987, the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations, Yuri Dubinin, arranged for Trump and his then-wife, Ivana, to enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to Moscow to consider possible business prospects.

Only seven weeks after his trip, Trump ran full-page ads in the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the Washington Post calling for, in effect, the dismantling of the postwar Western foreign policy alliance.


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

John Kelly signs an order allowing American troops to use lethal force at the border

 Where is Alex Jones on this abuse of power? Why isn't he screaming about "Posse Comitatus"?

Just kidding. He's a fraud and a tool.

From the article:
It's unclear why this authorization came from the desk of Kelly, rather than the president. Further, as the Military Times notes, the order might run afoul of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which restricts the use of the military for domestic purposes.



Friday, November 2, 2018

The CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise


"was left unrepaired — despite warnings about what was happening — until more than two dozen sources died in China in 2011 and 2012 as a result"


Friday, October 19, 2018

From the Houston Chronicle

For U.S. Senate: Beto O'Rourke

There's one more reason O'Rourke should represent Texas in the U.S. Senate: He would help to serve as a check on a president who is a danger to the republic. Cruz is unwilling to take on that responsibility. Indeed, the man who delighted in calling the Texas senator "Lyin' Ted" all through the 2016 presidential campaign, who insulted Cruz's wife and his father, is bringing his traveling campaign medicine show to Houston next week to buoy the Cruz campaign. The hyperbole, the hypocrisy and the rancorous hot air just might blow the roof off the Toyota Center.

While the bloviations emanate from the arena next week, imagine how refreshing it would be to have a U.S. senator who not only knows the issues but respects the opposition, who takes firm positions but reaches out to those who disagree, who expects to make government work for Texas and the nation. Beto O'Rourke, we believe, is that senator.