From Germany with Love (or Hate) - Putin in Luck - Trump's Dollar Baton

This my own translation of an article of the weekly news smagazin "Der Spiegel". All mistakes or comprehension twists are mine. I do not excerpt to not introduce bias by being selective.
Merkel-Besuch in Sotschi Putin im Glück = Merkel visit in Sochi - Putin in Luck
by Christiane Hoffmann - Friday, 05/18/2018 10:02 pm

Nothing proves anything

That's the title of a fairly philosophical essay at Counterpunch about why rational people are increasingly frustrated by the current forms of "argumentation". Because facts just don't matter any more, as we have seen repeatedly: DNC cheating, Hillary's emails, Syrian gas attacks, Skripal poisoning, Iran agreement withdrawl, accusations of unprovoked Iranian attacks (in the face of 100 self-admitted Israeli attacks on Iranian forces). The facts just don't matter.

Germany and Russia must coordinate on Israel/Iran crisis

Brilliant article by Daniel Lazare at Consortium News. The few parts I have not included are also worth reading.

Trump’s Iran Debacle: What Will Germany and Russia Do?
May 11, 2018

Senate Democrats move to give Trump dictatorship-like war powers

Does anyone else remember how the Democrats' McResistance considers President Trump to be a tyrant and a fascist, and that he must be stopped because of this? A couple months ago Democrats in Congress went out of their way to give this scary guy domestic spying powers that would make Orwell turn over in his grave.
It was a very unusual way to "resist" Trump.

A bedtime story for Comey lovers--Trump's wild Moscow nights

So, Demonratic Trump collusion story has melted like snowfall in Miami, taking 14 months to do so. No evidence is final determination of House Intel Committee as it wraps up months of wasted work, much of it wasted by two things: lying Jim Comey (and Brennan, Clapper, and a host of others) and by whining Mad Adam Schiff, appearing on 250 talk shows in 14 months--I wonder how much WE spent on his cab fare to the TV studios.

DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign et. al: colossal political mistake--what are they thinking?

Surprise, surprise! The destitute and prostitute DNC has now spread its proverbial legs (quite stubby now after HRC's embarrassing defeat) and invites the legal system to "fuck me--I got it coming!" They have filed a lawsuit that looks like the Smallville phonebook in an effort to squeeze money and propaganda out of anybody they can with their indiscriminate defendant list.

Israel changes trajectory of Trump/Syrian pull back

When I previously posted on the charade of the chemical weapon attack, I was overly optimistic about Trump, having bellowed loudly and beaten his chest convincingly, would then pull back as he previously intended. I thought linearly, always a mistake in politics or war. Israel has now interjected itself into the conflict.

Israel lobbing missiles in Syria. 16 minutes.

Zuck Facebook- We’ve Got a War to Fight...

against and we need Twitter!

No more crying in our beer, in our soup, the swamp. We need to get out there on our keyboards and do something!

We need to deal with the cards we’ve been dealt and to play the game of Drumpf.

So what do we know about him and how can we play that to our advantage?

The president isn't the C-in-C after all, and no one seems to have noticed

Technically Congress is the one with the power to say where our troops go and where they don't.
But that stopped being true several generations ago.

In place of Congress, the Commander-In-Chief gives the orders to the troops.

Adam Schiff running for president in 2020--that's not a joke, is it?

Those April showers bring May flowers....but, hey, this story is from February 2018. How did we miss this? My dreams have come true--unless HRC runs again (which I fervently wish her to do). So many stories, so little time...yet this story requires serious concern (cough, wheeze).

Deep Thoughts with EdMass

I have been reflecting on the constant sturm and drang, that is the Trump Administration.

G-d love the Twatter machine, I guess..

But then we come to the women. The MSM is really trying to get people to care about Stormie Daniels. CNN actually sent a reporting team to her recent Strip Club appearance to gain a "breathless" interview and get personal autographs with her post appearance.

Challenge to Mueller's probe: former Trump aide refuses to obey subpoena

Although many Congressional Republicans have talked about ending the Mueller probe (a dicey prospect at this time for purely political reasons having nothing to do with an actual Trump crime), finally someone is refusing to obey a Mueller subpoena.

American Politics is like Syria minus Assad

Has US politics begun to sound to you like a South Front report on the war in Syria? [NOTE] Not sure what your party stands for anymore, or who is behind the IP poster child of the month? Not sure who is about to stab you in the back? Well, that means the Empire of Chaos's US operation is going according to plan.

Trump is not an idiot

Heresy! Gator--go back to the swamp. Well, communitarians, I have been exploring the swamp much of my life, and I can tell you is that you got your assessment mostly incorrect. Yes, Herr Drumpf's domestic policies are ruinous, callous, and environmentally destructive. Yes, his scheme for national privatization will fill the coffers of the 1%. This makes him a nogoodnik, not an idiot.