Rachel Maddow Interviews John Brennan

Rachel interviewed John Brennan, for Director of the CIA under President Obama, on Friday’s show.  Brennan lost his security clearance this week, when the current occupant of the White House revoked his clearance for being a big ol’ meanie.

Like Rachel, I have not been a great supporter of Brennan in the past (remember rendition?), however, I do support his current actions of speaking truth to power to this GOP/Russia-owned administration.

Anyhoo, if you have about 35 minutes, give this interview a listen.  I love it when, around the 25 minute mark, Brennan hesitates a moment, and then says the unstable orange chucklehead is “drunk with power.”  Don’t get me wrong, that statement is scary as shit, but seeing a man, who is normally so careful with his speech, produce those words on national teevee does my heart good.

Open thread, y’all. What’s on your mind?

Manafort Defense Rests — Calls No Witnesses

via RawStory

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The day after Robert Mueller’s team called a butt load of witnesses, Manafort’s defense rested, having called zero witnesses in his trial for fraud and money laundering.

In my humble opinion, Manafort is trying to present an image of confidence that the prosecution failed to prove its case — and failed.  In reality, it appears that the defense was worried about Mueller’s team being able to cross-examine their super-duper honest witnesses.

Anyhoo, I feel safe making the blindingly obvious prediction that tRump, while he’s not using his “executive time” to scrub away the stink of flopsweat, will be frantically tweeting more misspelled batshit insane “thoughts” than usual.  Maybe bring in Hannity for a soothing tongue bath…

BTW, sorryi’vebeengoneareallyreallyreallylongtimepleaseforgiveme.

Consider this your open thread!

The Most Punchable Faces of 2017…and probably 2018, too.

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I know, I know, I went for one of the easiest punchable faces with the middle Trump Weirdling — I want to punch him for his bizarrely patterned shirt and shiny textured tie, alone — but I thought we might need one of the more obviously punchable faces for starters.

So, while you’re thinking — seething, fuming, clenching your jaw and/or frothing at the mouth — about the most punchable faces of 2017, see if you can come up with one that’s not so obvious.  Someone who makes us think, “Yeah, that guy!!”  But feel free to post the obvious punchable faces too, because shits and giggles!

2016 — You were a crap year, and you know it.

2017 — You were truly fucked up, and we’re more disappointed/disgusted/discouraged than we thought we’d be right now.

2018 — Two things:  1) Please, I’m begging you, have mercy.  2) Do not take the phrase, “Can things get any worse?” as a fucking CHALLENGE!

Have fun all y’all, and have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

Daily Gnuz

Daily Gnuz for a Wednesday on October

Daily Gnuz for

Flake stuns with fiery exit
H/T The Hill
Sick of the BS that passes for politics, another R Senator declines to participate. Perhaps the Democrats can pick up a seat, if the state of Arizona doesn’t rig the election…

And

Service members see white nationalism as a bigger threat than conflicts in Iraq and Syria
H/T Raw Story
And this Vietnam veteran agrees with them.

Finally,

2-Party System? Americans Might Be Ready For 8
H/T NPR
I’m ready to throw both the bought and paid for political parties under a fleet of busses and go with a more parliamentary system that FORCES politicos to form coalitions and negotiate.

Open Thread, take it or leave it or do something gross with it.

RUCerious @ TPZoo

Daily Gnuz

Here’s a sampling of the fecal-storms that buffet us today:

It’s 6 months into Trump’s presidency. He’s already asking about pardons for his aides. …And his family members and … himself, according to a new report.
h/t Vox
Circling the wagons, …and the drain.

And

Protecting our children from climate change might take more than just cutting emissions
h/t Raw Story
The longer we wait, the bigger the bullet we must bite in the quest to bequeath a livable planet to our progeny.

Finally, this just about sums up the last six effing months of stupidity and cowardliness

Donald Trump’s six-month report card: A paralyzed, scandal-plagued presidency — and it could get worse
h/t Salon
Worse doesn’t begin to describe the plunge we are about to take. Into the shit canister we go.

Open Thread, enjoy one byte at a thyme
RUCerious @ TPZo

Saturday Zoology and Gnuz

Here’s some tidbits from the Gnuz-Cycle this weekend morn.

The Much-Hyped First Trump-Putin Meeting Was a Farce and the corollary story we knew was coming Putin Holds Presser, Says Trump Believes His Denial Of Election Hack
h/t The Nation
Picture seems to indicate Trump wants Putin to put his Johnson in Trump’s hand for a monkey spanking episode…Putin’s expression seems to express extreme yuck.

And

Election experts see flaws in Trump voter commission’s plan to smoke out fraud
h/t Salon
Fraudulent commission producing 200 false positives for every actual double registration…Fake Commission.

Finally
Why Is Princess Ivanka Filling In For Trump At G20 Meetings?
h/t C & L
Possible Answers:
a. He’s drunk
b. He’s servicing Putin
c. She asked him with a pretty please
d. All of the above.

Open Thread for the weekend. Have Fun,, and be safe out there.

RUCerious @ TPZoo