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.
For those of us interested enough in the Barr investigation of the Russia/Collusion investigation, there is a transcript of AG Barr's recent interview on CBS, posted yesterday at the Conservative Treehouse by sundance.
Roger Stone has challenged the predicate that Russia hacked the DNC and the admissibility of evidence using that predicate.
Roger Stone Questions DOJ on Predicate of Russia DNC Hack…
Posted on May 11, 2019 by sundance
The latest twist on the Russiagate scandal is Mueller's letter to Attorney General William Barr expressing "frustration over the lack of context and the resulting media coverage”.
We are being told by Democrats, the MSM, and late-night comedians that this is a big deal.
They can't let it go. The zombie Russiagate will not die...even though it is dead. Listen to or read this David Cay Johnston and Glenn Greenwald discussion this morning...
They can't let go of their own conspiracy theory.
Yet Amy just heard how russiagate helped Trump from Noam last week? (video or text)
But the best yet is Aaron Mate' and Jimmy's conversation...it is an hour with no transcript.
This morning's press conference with Attorney General Bill Barr, as he released the redacted report of the Mueller investigation to Congress, came and went without a single surprise for any well-informed person with critical thinking skills.
Just like the Muslim freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's courageous stand against the fascist duopoly's attempt to crush her for daring to not back down from calling AIPAC a foreign lobby was a watershed moment in confronting the uncritical support of a RW Israeli government, Greenwald's blistering takedown of fellow journalist David Cay Johnston, and by extension the entire American MSM, is another watershed moment in the growing divide between media corporatists (Neoliberals & Neocons),
The world around me is greening. Trees are budding, blooming, and leafing. Last year's sugars stored in the roots return to the growing tips and are converted into green leaves - solar powered carbon fixers. Creating sugar from air and water is the nature of plant growth. The sugars are used to build more plant tissue as they reach for the sun. I guess we have to strive toward a goal ourselves to experience growth - the human equivalent of reaching for the sun. We could use more of the sensibility and sustainability of cyclic plant growth, relying on the sun and water for our power and energy. Perhaps we could grow to be a sane and functional society focused on the needs of people and the natural system rather than the cancerous growth of profit hungry war mongers in the US and around the world.
Stage One: Denial
In the light of no there there, the meaning of everything changes:
What George Papadopoulos did before joining the Trump campaign: a chronology
Aug 24, 2018
Think in terms of the team that loses the Super Bowl.
Somewhere in the world where English isn't spoken, a developing nation is about to get a bunch of shirts.
You can still buy a Mueller Time t-shirt on Amazon for $18.99, but you better do it soon.
...at least I think so.
A Morning Consult/Politico poll from January showed that while a plurality of Americans supported the decision to withdraw from Syria, 59 percent of those who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 opposed it, with 26 percent supporting. Compare this to a whopping 76 percent of Trump voters who support withdrawal. Only 14 percent oppose.
This is an astounding role reversal regarding the stance of both major parties on war and peace.
CNN’s Carl Bernstein defended the media on Sunday against criticism of its coverage of President Donald Trump and the Russia probe, saying that the press “has done one of the greatest reporting jobs” in the history of presidential coverage.