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Yes. More Russia. Obama "tell Vladimir". Oh My

"After my election, I have more flexibility"

Wait. What?

Colluding with Russians! WTF!

No it just can't be.

Oh. It happened? It's on tape?

Who needs a back channel? I'm petting the knee of the Prime Minister.

Where dat Hillary at? Hey 30,000 deleted Emails!

Squirrel.

BTW, the 1980's called and want their foreign policy back...

The Democratic Party is Doomed

(Edited back to original Democratic Party. Intended slur was divisive)

Julian Assange spells out why the Democratic Party is doomed and a new party must be started. The party has been chasing Russia, Russia, Russia down a rabbit hole to the detriment of the real concerns of the Democrats since the loss of the election.

It is glaringly apparent that Hillary Clinton's legacy/image is much more important than the people she was representing. She and her entourage of party elites are determined to refuse to accept any responsibility whatsoever for her failure to become POTUS. They would rather destroy the Democratic Party than own up to the truth.

Disability Caucus 6/25/17: Help (Not) Wanted

A couple of weeks ago I went to a 'DiverseAbility' job fair hosted by Voc Rehab and other county employment services. Of course the whole thing was a waste of time because they only had a few employers and the rest were just plugging services I already use. Services Flori-Duh's government seems all to happy to slash every fuckin' year.

Democratic Manifesto

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos,Senator Charles Schumer agreed that the Democrats need to have a platform, and that one is being prepared with input from Bernie Sanders and others. He stated that it will be released in August, and will be used for the 2018 mid-terms. I think they should hire the person or people that wrote the manifesto for Britain's Labour Party during the last elections. Check it out at The Guardian.

Seymour Hersh investigates "gas attack" at Khan Sheikhoun

It appears that Trump "shot from the hip" in his response to the so-called gas attack, overriding the advice of the Pentagon and intelligence agencies. Possibly this is one of the reasons the US military has basically taken over the authority of the President as "Commander in Chief". Trump is much too volatile, pig headed and uninformed to be in charge of the world's largest and most powerful military. The Pentagon mostly likely were the ones who insisted that Russia be forewarned about Trump's temper tantrum.

Alligator University announces summer enrollment

It is my pleasure to announce the opening of Alligator University for summer enrollment. Of course we are located in a fine resort location, where one can mix serious studies with recreational activity.

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Our primary lecture halls, though we do have others

Competition is fierce, so I encourage early request for admission

The Spirit of it Brings a Miracle

I believe this is a historical phenomenon. It struck me again yesterday as I read "Corbynmania" by gjohnsit, and watched Jimmy Dore compare the differing responses of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May to the Grenfell Tower fire. He was contrasting Corbyn's compassionate listening to the stories and responding to the needs of the people to May's orchestrated photo-op.

Azazel

Background: There is some debate about the precise meaning of Azazel.

Leviticus 16: 8-10: 6 Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin offering for himself and shall make atonement for himself and for his house. 7 Then he shall take the two goats and set them before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel. 9 And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the Lord and use it as a sin offering, 10 but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the Lord to make atonement over it, that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel.

Some traditions believe Azazel to be the name of a fallen angel.

Imagine no Bankers Open Thread

The sun is up, I'm up and there is no OT. OTOH, I've got a ton to do today, no plan, no topic, and no real inspiration. However, some ideas --

The machine demands a permanent underclass. Desperation for jobs keeps wages down & production up. Desperation for goods & services drives the desperation for jobs. Eschew faddist crap and non-necessities.

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