As most of us struggle to remain in the black year on year [we are doing our accounts yet again]
The three Mar-a-Lago trips in Palm Beach cost the federal treasury around $10m, based on figures used in an October government report analysing White House travel.
Draining the Swamp
When you are up to your ass in alligators, it is difficult to remind yourself that your initial objective was to drain the swamp.
Chilean director Sebastian Lelio has a new film which has been taking the Berlin Film Festival by storm.
I was actually planning on laying off of the essays for a while, but I recently read a piece by Caitlin Johnstone, a writer I respect and enjoy quite a bit, regarding how Bernie is still important to the the forwarding of Progressive change.
Neither the MSM nor the opposition learnt anything during the primaries or the election itself, so I have decided to hopefully write a light hearted essay on how to report without setting your hair on fire.
Pointing out that America has committed a crime that we are denouncing Russia for neither justifies the crime, nor make it go away. However, it does give it some perspective, and perspective is critical when nuclear weapons are involved.
Here's a story that should sound familiar to you.
Glenn Greenwald has delivered a devastating critique of the inept, corrupt, and sickly response of the Democratic Party to the 2016 election debacle.
The whole article is great, but there is one juicy item that stands out.
Glen Greenwald's tweet had me thinking:
1) Trump presidency is dangerous.
2) CIA/DeepState abuse of spy powers to subvert elected Govt is dangerous.
One can cogently believe both.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) 15 February 2017
This is gonna be a brief, gentle reminder to us all (not that we need it, necessarily, here at C99P).
with someone they thought was the Ukrainian prime minister. He wasn't. They got recorded.
The usual incredible hypocrisy! McCain was involved in the violent Kiev coup, along with the CIA and the rest of the neocons, so he knows that Russia wasn't involved - but it's a good excuse to agitate for war with Russia, yelling about Russian "provocations"!
When the Truth is suppressed, conspiracy theories flourish.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to obtain psychic powers. At first, I thought I'd offer readings to all my close friends. Now I realize there's very little I could say to someone that the Universe wouldn't reveal to them, if they were ready for it.
65-year-old Mondell V. Olson read a newspaper article about a local transgender boy's gender journey. The article offended him.
So, what to do? Mondell called up Nevada High School and left a voice mail. Twice. He left the message that he would kill, brand and otherwise mutilate the body of the transgender freshman.
"According to French President Chirac, Bush told him that the Iraq war was needed to bring on the apocalypse."
“Mike Flynn has fallen farther faster than any powerful official in any Government in the 20th Century, in America. We are watching, in real time, very quickly, a powerful counter intelligence investigation run by the FBI, with the assistance of the CIA and NSA that is targeting the top of this government.”
It is at least possible that establishment media and others did their best to manipulate the nation into nominating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It is also at least possible that establishment media and others have been, and are, doing their best to manipulate the nation into demanding impeachment of President Trump. However, the rest of this essay does not depend on whether either of those things actually occurred.
When viewed at a sufficiently great distance [I'm just hoping the Atlantic is wide enough] the meltdown of a sociopath on twitter can be quite amusing.
Easy-D: aka Hair Trump is providing much needed hilarity in these interesting times.