Tag Archives: Russia

Oil money, Republicans and Russia

From Scott Dworkin, who organizes for the Democratic Coalition against Trump. Many of my friends are fleeing Facebook–tired of the arbitrary suspensions and censorship (AKA ‘Facebook Jail’) and worried about oversharing on a social network that has its own agenda beyond making a buck. I haven’t done so, primarily because I have lots of ‘friends’ […]

Fake news and confessions of a sucker

Last week, I wrote (based on numerous overlapping news reports) that Trump was set to fire Mueller on December 22. The event of 12/22 was the signing of the Tax ‘reform’ bill. Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has said and continues to say, there are no plans afoot to fire Mueller. I felt played, […]

The potential ‘Friday Night massacre’.

  Drifting into political territory here rather than discussing the unfolding Sixth Mass Extinction. I’ll get back to that in a moment. You will be concerned. Concern is growing that President Trump will fire special prosecutor Bob Mueller in the coming week, after Congress has adjourned for the winter break. The target date being mentioned […]

Congrats to Obama and the DNC

This is brief–I was writing a long piece on the whole ‘fake news’ imbroglio and the word count was in the 2,500+ range so I’ve put it aside for the moment. This is a meme that covers things a tad more succinctly: Regardless of one’s politics, I think we all owe President Obama and Hillary […]

Done with election 2016

The ideal of American Democracy wanders out of the two parties’ conventions like a gut-shot deer bleeding out.The GOP fest was crazy as one could imagine, with the Cinnamon Hitler (h/t to Lee Camp for that) now the candidate, while in foul Philly, the Democrats nominated Hillary Rodham Clinton after a race  that made clear that […]

What is really at stake in Syria? Natural gas or Sarin?

Fair warning–the links on chemical weapons include some graphic photographs.  I’ve always suspected that our moral outrage about Syria’s alleged use of poison gas against its own people was not the real reason the US is spoiling for a fight in that part of the world. Let’s face it, the US has very little justification […]

Down the conspiracy rabbit-hole with Snowden (Update)

So… the continuing story of Edward Snowden’s flight from prosecution is on everybody’s front page today. Did he leave Russia? Is Cuba his final destination, or will he head to Ecuador? Is Iceland really trying to negotiate a response to the US should their Pirate Party friends decide Snowden deserves sanctuary? In other words, the […]