This is Crystal Clear – Find the Creator of the Guccifer 2.0 Hoax, and You Find the Murderer of Seth Rich

Let’s start with this very reasonable supposition: Guccifer 2.0 is an entity operating within US time zones who has gone out of his way to pose as a Russian hacker who was the source for the Wikileaks DNC/Podesta releases. The notion that this absurdly preening entity is a GRU hacker is idiotic.

US makes formal request for Julian Assange’s extradition

The Washington Post has announced that officials from the DoJ issued the request to the authorities in the UK last Thursday, although the document hasn’t been made public.  After Assange’s arrest on April 11, the government had 60 days to deliver a complete extradition request to the UK; the hearing on the request is scheduled for June 14 at Belmarsh prison Magistrate’s Court.  The WaPo has confirmed that the Trump administration is charging him on 18 counts, 17 of which are for violating the Espionage Act.

late night vignette

Hate my designer shoes

read these death threats along with me

breathe deeply of carbon dioxide

last chance, bus

for Vegas

Chance Wayne

Tennessee knew

fabric woven poorly comes undone

raveling in fire of the nearest cigarette

bound to implode

upon subscription.

Joe Ben

The other night I met a woman who worked to bring all her animals out of the fire. Seven dogs, ten chickens, twenty adult cats, three litters of kittens. She made it out with all but the chickens. Who will now be a Mr. Bojangles loss. As are all the animals who pass. For all those. Who can feel them.

House opens Obstruction of Justice Hearing, featuring convicted obstructor John Dean

In this stranger than fiction world we are witnessing awesome (in the original sense of inspiring awe) incursions into Fantasy and Science Fiction. Leaving man-made climate change aside (the potentially science fiction part aside), the obvious fantasies (plural) on the part of the hearing witnesses (save one) and many congress critters on each side of illusory aisle who claim that "Russia meddled in our election". As if the US of A doesn't meddle anywhere and everywhere.


She is increasingly irritated and angry, she says, about feeling irritated and angry. She knows it’s a trauma thing. From the fire. But it won’t stop. Everywhere, she is simmering like Vesuvius. And sometimes, she blows. Like, when she is driving the vehicle, and she needs to be getting somewhere, but there are people who won’t get out of the way; then, she says, I can probably hear her cursing, even without the phone, just through the air. Well, maybe. Except it’s hard to hear even a nuclear explosion. Through the jackhammers.