The biggest story right now isn’t the speculation Trump is suffering from a cognitive disorder (he is) or that he will BLOW OFF HIS MEDICAL EXAM next week (he so will) but that at his behest the Justice Department has, according to CNN just a few minutes ago, has launched a Criminal Investigation (so maybe at some point even raiding?) the Clinton Foundation. Its a Dictators move and Sessions will, I suppose, have that added to the list of charges he’s confronted with at a future American Nuremburg Trial. For whatever reason the Little Rock location was mentioned conspicuously. Probably just a personal slight.
This frightening move puts him squarely in the corner of other autocrats from Hitler to Idi Amin.
It seem that Money for Access is the purported focus of the probe. It probably turns up nothing. If it does catch even the smallest irregularity trust me SCROTUS trump will let us know. Over and over.
This is much bigger than the indisputable fact that Trump’s got dementia or worse or that he’s Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein rolled up into one.
Separated at birth?
Irrelevant Jeff Sessions has had a banner couple of days. Yesterday he moved to take away the PTSD medicine for every veteran in about 14 states and today he’s attacking a charity.
Why? Because our corrupt presidents charity never remitted and was just a way to enrich himself at the cost of Cancer kids. So of course he’s just sure that the Clinton Foundation is a front as well.
John Adams, who could at least admit he was bald.
Its EASY to believe the president would pass a polygragh regarding his belief that the Clinton Foundation is corrupt. He can look in the mirror and see corruption right there.
So freak out that he’s crazy, I am, but take note that today Trump began persecuting his political enemies with the apparatus of the state.
Liberty has not been so greatly endangered since the Alien & Sedition Acts of 1798 passed by John Fuckin Adams.
Next most disturbing development of the day (its just about 11 am) would be certified (By Paul Ryan
Dana Rohrabacher works for the Russians
and Steve Scalise) Putin Puppet Dana Rohrabacher in the following segment screaming over poor Ana Cabrera that the entire Mueller Probe is directed by CNN and the media. Freedom was nice while we had it I guess.
Its been awhile since I felt the urge to share my thoughts. In fact this is my first post of the Trump Era.
We have likely entered a time Historians will call the Second Cold War or Cold War 2. There’s little doubt that the worlds 2 biggest nuclear powers have never had a more strained relationship. Vladimir Putin, who has social engineered the Russian Federation to a standard of living where the average citizen has just over 400 bucks a month to play with, is surely laughing at the unmitigated success of ‘Operation Fuck Up America’. The fact is a corrupt strongman dictator presiding over economic collapse could be the most powerful man in the world is sobering. His objective being to line his pocket is the only thing mitigating the charge to Armageddon. Putin at least seems to realize for now that Mutually Assured Destruction is a Reality despite frightening words to the contrary starting to slowly leak in reports from both the Kremlin and the White House.
We have likely entered a time Historians will call the Second Cold War or Cold War 2. There’s little doubt that the worlds two biggest nuclear powers have never had a more strained relationship. Vladimir Putin, who has social engineered the Russian Federation to a standard of living where the average citizen has just over 400 bucks a month to play with, is surely laughing at the unmitigated success of ‘Operation Fuck Up America’.
Since the start of their Campaign for President Team Trump was never concerned about appearances, a fact that sometimes benefited and never hurt the Candidate. One allegation of Impropriety after another has come to light since Trump’s jaw dropping “10 for 10 in tossup states” election night Coup victory.
A stranger to Decency and the Truth So Called President Trump has done evrything he can to avoid being a president for all Americans to the point its no longer even important why he does
The only thing we know with absolute certainty is Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin Cronies have used money, hacks and media manipulation at the very least to influence the outcome of the election. Whether they pierced any state voting systems to engineer the mind blowing statistical anomaly that was the Trump Victory (which boils down to a just over half a sold out baseball stadium in most states he won worth of votes, a handful in this nation of millions) is still being investigated.
rather than try to keep score right now here’s a smattering of problems off the top of my head–
A Traitor and now possible Triple Agent, Ex-General Mike Flynn whose whole story is such a flaming bag of shit that the White House usually tries to punt all questions. Look for Flynn to testify FOR the Government AGAINST the President when the Impeachment or Worse goes down. (UPDATE- as of about 8 pm Eastern time CNN has begun reporting Flynn is actively SEEKING IMMUNITY
A White House so leaky talk of an unnoticed iceberg strike is now mandatory
2 travel bans shot down as petty and Unamerican
Healthcare slapdash con job implodes
Constant Blame shifting by the White House
A complete inability to let go of any perceived slight
Never missing a chance to speak harshly and stridently to women and minorities, especially those in the press
A Self Destructive Paranoia ending in baseless accusations that then president Obama was watching the Trump Campaign via arcane methods
Revelations that Trump family members and Campaign officials had fallen into the data collection we routinely do to our adversaries
That most of data was collected in a way so predictable the level of incompetent arrogant rank dishonesty is stunning. It only makes sense calling the Russian Embassy would raise eyebrows and leave audiofiles
Incomplete but dusturbing money trails that are now verified as close as a few (metaphoric) blocks from Trump Tower
Ivanka Gets Top Level Security Clearance like she’s the daughter of a Third World Dictator
Jared Kushner is now in charge of so many things he just has to fail at most. The tasks are not even realistic. Example- Peace In the Middle East on Americas Terms NOW.
The Term ‘Circular Firing Squad’ becoming commonplace in any discussion of current White House methods
Military Viewpoints that are increasingly called out as Dark Ages (or on a good day Medieval)
A complete tone-deaf reaction to every race or gender issue outside the persecution of the disenfranchised white man
A near Boiler Plate Pattern of Squandering away perceived success with increasingly discordant messages via twitter at crazy hours
Still more unrelated early early morning Tweet Storms as self-defeating as they are self-serving
Regular falsehoods dispensed from day 1 about the size of the crowd at Trumps (modestly attended) inauguration
Panic descending on the entire administration starting sundown on Saturday to see whose reputation Saturday Night Live will lay bare next. This is made all the more tragically funny by the immediate angry reactions from a president who faithfully watches a show he once hosted but always trashes as awful.
North Koreans on their own Schedule could care less how much Tillerson yells at them
Tillerson is apparently either so shady or such an asshole the press aren’t permitted to travel with him
Just because you CAN get away with getting elected president without releasing your taxes doesnt mean you should
A deep longing that this was only as bad as Hillary’s server plus Lewinsky Scandal on Crack by the president
An Intelligence Community here and among our allies that simply but justifiably despises Trump and his crew
What Hell Is Up With James Comey? Why didn’t he tell America BOTH Campaigns were under Investigation? Why did he only go after Hillary? Is he a Spy? Blackmailed? Just Dumb?
An FBI that may just be compromised, especially in New York area.
Not being able to return home to New York due to the absolute assurance of a major protest with a 6 figure crowd trapping him in Trump Tower followed by a dangerous and humiliating exit via rooftop helicopter
The increasing anger at a president who ran on his work ethic but has already established a pattern of taking 1 out of every 3 days off.
There’s more but the bottom line is I am LUCKY for a couple of reasons –
First of all at this point I’ve had a full life. Next is the fact that being 2 miles from the Freedom Tower puts me solidly inside the Zone of Complete Destruction from a Russian Nuclear attack. There’s no need to stock up food when you are sure to be ionized. Lastly- I have no children.
One thing is clear- without a change of leadership (or at the least serious reversal of philosphies) at the top of BOTH nations the situation will be near Untenable for the foreseeble future.
The United States and the Russian Federation are now facing each other in a Cold War Stance.
The United States and the world are trying to wrap their collective heads around exactly what it is that Edward Snowden did and why. Diverging opinions of him have arisen. I’m not going to touch the controversy surrounding the implications of his actions.
For the most part every American has to decide that for their selves. There is no understating the gravity of the stunning revelations about the US Government ‘s ongoing, somewhat venerable and undeniably vast Data Mining Program, PRISM, where Government Agencies (with the help of contractors like Snowden) were trolling through meta data of millions of phone calls and who knows what else. Worse it may be the tip of a larger iceberg.
Most Americans seemingly had always suspected such a program was in place, but last week Edward Snowden went ‘off the reservation’ and verified the existence of PRISM along with some details.
At this point, aside an affinity for metalic grey button down shirts; very little is known about Snowden.
Snowden didn’t complete High School. He’s a tech nerd who sports a GED. I would speculate that poor social skills were the biggest factor into his dropping out. Whether he never showed up, couldn’t perform on tests or merely had ADD, all show some level of social ineptitude.
Next Snowden spent about a year in the US Army but took a medical discharge after breaking both his legs. I’m no medical doctor but I do know most of the time in young people full recovery from a broken leg is the expected outcome. Maybe he had 2 compound fractures and just couldn’t deal, not a whole lot is known about this yet. It seems more likely he just didn’t feel as committed to the military as he initially had and again flaked out. If true it DOES mirror his inability to finish High School.
Snowdens Girlfriend; not the worst thing to come home to by a long shot
We now know that Snowden, who passed an in depth background check to work as a contractor for an outside firm doing work for the National Security Agency, which runs the Data Trolling Program know as PRISM. Just like High School and the military Snowden ended up leaving under nefarious circumstances. He had shown a propensity for the grandiose by apparently claiming to make about double his acknowledged pay of $122,000 a year.
Snowden threw away his career, his citizenship and his reputations such as it was. He also left behind what I would call a pretty hot girlfriend. Would seem to be a life, in beautiful Hawaii, birthplace of our current president; that most of us would probably want to hold into. He had a high level of security clearance into the PRISM Spying Program and something happened. Arrogance of Power? Heartfelt Patriotic Duty? Avaricious desires sprung from the lucrative opportunities that would come from selling the information he was privy to? It’s not totally clear but SOMETHING definitely happened in Snowdens mind that started this chain of events. At some point a decision was made.
Did Edward suddenly become principled and decide he had a Civic Duty? Is he nuts? Is he a Spy? Let’s look at all three possibilities!
Theories on Snowden Motives-
Theory 1 – He’s a dedicated Libertarian who truly believes in what he’s doing
This is always possible. There have numerous people in the past who have been lauded (after being vilified) for exposing secret government information. The Pentagon Papers would be the most well-known example after the Wikileaks scandal.
Snowden has identified with and contributed money to Ron Paul, who endorses Snowden’s actions.
Ask Ron or Rand Paul and they will tell you they will gladly pay his airfare home and try to protect Snowden, possibly getting him immunity. Snowden has said just yesterday he was prepared to let Hong Kong courts decide his fate, so he’s certainly not looking to face an American court if he can get around it. Certainly he lacks the sort of Courage of his Convictions displayed by Bradley Manning, who I have discussed here, is a far more sympathetic figure.
Theory 2- He’s a Bi-Polar Madman
Could Super Nerd Snowden be a bi-polar madman in a world of his own?
Emotions, traits and feelings displayed by Snowden in the interviews I have seen so far could described as erratic, unpredictable, just a little unfocused, impulsive and grandiose. There’s some from the NSA and other sources saying he massively overstated the scope of his powers. Indeed, being granted the closest thing to omnipotence seems unlikely. He has claimed to have had the ability to know everything about the whereabouts of every NSA Operative. The only thing keeping people from scoffing is that an even younger and far less well financially compensated Bradley Manning also had very high clearance despite holding to the lowest rank in the Unites States Military. Snowdens claim is just crazy enough to be true. More likely he had a somewhat lower level of clearance. It’s deeply disturbing he had any clearance at all. He’s not just a risk, he’s arguably unemployable in the Intelligence Field for red flags showing he was indeed a flake.
Don’t discount the fact the guy may just be a little nuts. Picking up and moving away from everything you know is pretty damn extreme. Bi-Polar High? This is something we’ll probably never know for sure, but the traits are somewhat manifest. Doubtless he is fully engaged in a Messiah Complex or feelings of Martyrdom for freedom and privacy.
He may cycle back to low and give himself up if this theory is correct.
The Real McTeag Theory- ‘Honey-Potted’ and Flipped by the Red Chinese
Here’s a guy who was a classic underachiever. He was young, had some jack, a measure of success, and a pretty cute girlfriend he could only kind of commit to (it’s not like they were engaged). Social ineptitude held him back. His bosses had plumbed the depth of his soul before he got Top Secret Clearance. Despite this neither his employers nor his girlfriend seem to have really known the guy.
Honey Potting is a way to flip, trap or otherwise manipulate a potential source. As far back as Samson and Delilah men have done unbelievably stupid and self-destructive things for beautiful women. In the soulless world of espionage this is a lot better than getting grabbed up and tortured and its great publicity too. The US has a huge PR problem, maybe to the point of handcuffing its own cyber espionage, and China uses Hong Kong as a front for protecting him.
It doesn’t take a lot of imagination. At some point an Asian goddess (or a couple of them) approached the permanently disaffected Snowden and gave him the ride of his life. One thing led to another and Snowden is thinking he’s James Bond. He is promised money, fame and political asylum.
I am also pretty sold on Theory 2, Bi-Polar madman, but only so far as I think this led him to be an easy target for the Chinese to “flip”. Now he’s living in 5 Star Hotels in an area more than nominally under the control of the Chinese. Where did this guy get that kind of money? Who are his patrons? Julian Assange doesn’t seem to be involved beyond travel advice!
UPDATE 6-17-13 CNN reported lte last night that “Government Sources” and ‘sources within the administration” are starting to intimate they are considering a “Flipped by the Chinese/Somehow Compromised” scenario.
“Flipped” is pulling ahead in the realm of likelihood, though Bi-Polar Grandiose Libertarianism may have been part of his actions. It now seems like the whole Ron Paul thing he spoke of was just a rationalization that Snowden was using to deal with whats going on.