Friday, March 22, 2019
Natalie Haddad / YouTube Beaumont principal reads bedtime stories via 1551476787.jpg...

Texas principal gets in PJs and reads to her students online every Tuesday night...

Belinda George is a first-year principal at Homer Drive Elementary School in Beaumont, Texas. Since December, Dr. George has been sitting down every Tuesday at 7:30 PM and reading bedtime stories in front of her phone,...

Parents of Otto Warmbier Release Statement Repudiating The Idiot.

The parents of Otto Warmbier, the young American brutally murdered by the despotic regime of North Korea, issued a brief statement thoroughly repudiating the Orange menance, who could not bring himself  to criticize his man crush, Kim Jong Un. Lavish Praise? Like this? I take no joy in pointing out the reporting on this family’s grief. But it must be made known to as many as possible because the liar will doubtless be tweeting that the Warmbiers are supporters of his. Is there no depth drumpf’s supporters will not descend to to avoid admitting that their support for him is a huge historic tragedy? Apparently not.
LeStudio1 - 2018 / Flickr DONALD TRUMP AND KIM JONG UN...

‘A Major Failure’: North Korea Summit Cut Short as Trump Refuses to Lift Sanctions

Peace leaders and international observers expressed disappointment on Thursday that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cut short their second summit after they reached an impasse over the easing of...

Pete Souza’s Best Photograph: Obama Shows How You Talk to a Dictator.

Pete Souza tells a story about Obama meeting Putin in Normandy, France in 2014: The Guardian “I wasn’t supposed to be here for this picture. It was taken on the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings – all the heads of state had gathered there and were coming out of an impromptu luncheon. The official photographers from each country had been kicked out – we were all supposed to leave the building. But I have a knack of making myself small and sticking around. The shot shows the kind of interaction President Obama had with President Putin during his tenure. It was 2014, a particularly tense time between the two countries. You can see in the facial expressions and gestures that this was a very serious conversation. There are interpreters stood behind them, but I get the impression from Putin’s face that he understood exactly what was being said in English. I was within earshot. I can’t recount specifically what they said, but I knew the subject matter. Can I say what it was? It was about … some of Russia’s actions in the world. Let’s leave it at that. This conversation went on for a while: they weren’t thinking about me. To them, I was just one of many people in the room, coming and going in different directions. I started out shooting horizontally and tighter, and then switched to vertical, backing up to show their entire bodies. Compositionally, that seemed to show the body language better.” Mr. Souza also muses on his relationship with Obama dating back to Barack’s first day in the Senate in 2005. It’s a really good read. And the contrast with Trump couldn’t be more stark, unless… Bwahahahahah. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself…. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Cross-posted to PolitiZoom To receive articles of mine not published elsewhere become a patron on Patreon. Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

Marco Rubio, Eager to Commit Troops to Venezuela, Tweets out Death Porn Pic of...

There is no doubt that the Maduro regime in Venezuela is not good for its own people and not good for American Petro giants. Where my doubt comes in is the idea that Bolton, Abrams and drumpf have any good intent in kicking that particular hornets nest. But Senator Rubio is so gung-ho to back their play that he is posting death porn of Muammar Gaddafi to posit what a lark intervention would be… (trigger) This after suggesting that intervention in Venezuela, twelve times the area, mountainous, jungle infused and bordering on Columbia, which has wrestled with guerrilla warfare for decade would be a cakewalk like taking down Noriega in Panama. A more realistic assessment of what war in Venezuela would entail can be found here. “If this happens, the United States would almost certainly get involved militarily. What would that look like? To envision this, we have to borrow from the U.S. performance in Iraq and Afghanistan. The early phases of a direct U.S. intervention would probably be marked by a “shock and awe” campaign of targeted bombardments, intended to force Maduro and his circle to leave power quickly. One hopes that this phase would be surgical, limited to military targets. One hopes, too, that U.S. forces would take better care this time not to destroy infrastructure on which the civilian population depends, and that it will be essential to rebuild quickly: the electrical grid, clean water, transportation, medical facilities. Still, it is hard to be surgical in a city of 3 million like Caracas. There will be collateral damage. U.S. bombs, missiles, and drones will kill civilians. If aerial bombardments don’t succeed in dislodging the regime, then expect a commitment of land forces. That could mean urban warfare and house-to-house fighting. This is the worst-case scenario, as it would mean being bogged down with far higher U.S. casualties than anticipated. A wild card here are the Venezuelan people themselves. About two-thirds to three-quarters of them oppose Maduro, but how many will welcome foreign occupiers? Will U.S. personnel be “greeted as liberators?” Will local leaders be able to overlook Donald Trump reviving U.S. gunboat diplomacy on a scale not seen in generations? And even if the Venezuelan people do welcome the foreign occupiers, can the chavistas’ irregular forces terrorize them from actively collaborating?” But perhaps it will all go well. drumpf will get his military parade through Caracas and the Chavista guerrillas and Colombia drug lords will welcome our arrival, lay down their weapons and break into a rousing chorus of The Star Spangled Banner. And perhaps MAGA ball-cap wearing condors will fly in formation out of Rubio’s pink ass. Lacking a crystal ball all I can do today is worry and report Rubio’s grotesque tweet. And I suggest you all do likewise.

Trump Wanted War with Venezuela Because “they have all that oil and they’re right...

So says Andrew McCabe in his book as told to him by an FBI agent present in a July 2017 intel briefing in the White House. The Vox article that points to the book passage, and McCabe’s interview with Lawrence O’Donnell, during which he repeated the claim, points out that McCabe has had trouble with telling the whole truth on a couple of occasions, but I think this was right in character for the Hair Fuhrer: “McCabe details what an FBI agent told him directly after briefing Trump. According to McCabe’s telling, the president reportedly derailed the meeting, which was supposed to be about Russian spies, by making unrelated comments about North Korea and other countries. Then Trump brought up Venezuela: “That’s the country we should be going to war with,” Trump said, according to McCabe’s recounting. “They have all that oil and they’re right on our back door.” McCabe expanded on this during a Tuesday night interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: “The president’s remarks to the room were along the lines of ‘I don’t understand why we’re not looking at Venezuela. Why are we not at war with Venezuela?’” The Trump administration keeps saying “all options are on the table” when it comes to Venezuela, meaning a military option is still feasible. While it’s unlikely, it sure seems that war with Venezuela has been on the president’s mind for years — and it may be because he wants the oil.” Nothing so excites a grifter and con artist quite so much as the prospect of acquiring something that belongs to someone else with little or no effort on their own part. And what is truly frightening about this *Resident is that armed with foreknowledge of an impending conflict his reptilian brain would be working overtime on ways that he could gain financially from the deaths of U.S. soldiers and Venezuelans.
Ralf Roletschek / Roletschek.at angela merkel...

At Munich Security Conference, European allies have given up on Trump and are going...

In the last several days you may have seen brief clips of footage from the just-ended Munich Security Conference, specifically two particular moments, one in which a Trump-toadying Vice President Mike Pence is met...
Femke de Jong / Flickr hillary clinton laughing...

Hillary Stuns the Internet with Breathtaking Photo of Democratic Presidents

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one is more than just a thousand words. It simply takes your breath away. Arguably, the very best American public servants in recent memory captured...
TIME / YouTube President Trump Hosts Japanese Prime Minister 1550449869.jpg...

Trump’s team asked Japanese Prime Minister Abe to nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace...

Please stop, news cycle. Please just stop. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so,...
NowThis World / YouTube Why Do Russians Love Vladimir Putin...

BREAKING NEWS: President Of Belarus Pushes For Union With Russia

In a week filled with many unappealing stories this is one of them that has got to take the shitcake. The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has been openly called for a union between...

Follow Us

4,981FansLike
180FollowersFollow
9,590FollowersFollow

Recent Posts