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May 05, 2017 10:48 PM UTC

Weekend Open Thread

  • 88 Comments
  • by: Colorado Pols

“Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.”

–Charles Spurgeon

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88 thoughts on “Weekend Open Thread

  1. Nothing Burger

    So the Tin Foil hat Dem scandal machine went at it this week to prove the connection between Trump and them Russians.  FBI director Comey was grilled by the best the Dems have.  Here are the results:

    In an exchange with Democratic Sen. Al Franken, Comey revealed the assumptions undergirding his investigation, which started in the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, despite any specific evidence of a crime.

    “What is your assessment of why the Russian government had a clear preference for President Trump?” Franken asked.

    “One is he wasn’t Hillary Clinton,” Comey replied, “who [Russian President Vladimir] Putin hated and wanted to harm in any possible way; and so he was her opponent, so necessarily they supported him.”

    Also, “Putin believed he would be more able to make deals . . . with someone with a business background,” the FBI chief added. But, a disappointed Franken pressed, wasn’t it also because Trump was “ensnared in their web of patronage?” No, said Comey.

    Not to be outdone, the Dem head of the Foreign Relations committee was asked about what information she had to prove Trump was in Putin's pocket.

    After Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, CNN asked the ranking Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, if she had evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the election. “Not at this time,” Feinstein sheepishly replied.

    Seems this is all about Dems having acceptance problems with the fact that they lost.  Let me help you.  You lost because the public thinks you suck.  

    Nothing more, nothing less.

    1. What I enjoy most about your post AC is that you get to post your drivel on this progressive blog without fear of being banned from the site. As much as we disagree on policy and politics  -Alva gives you license to parade your ideology in the full light of day as a brave patriot  anonymous troll whose only purpose here is to agitate and obfuscate. Unfortunately you're immune from 'full daylight' operating as a sanitizer for such things when the veil you hide behind blocks the Sun's rays. 

      I'm looking forward to the day you grow a set of cajones big enough to come out from behind your curtain and attach a name to your brave, trolling positions.  

      1. Blowman

        I get it.  What the resident nut jobs have been posting for months turns out to be nonsense, so attack the messenger.  The attack is that he uses a name other than his own to post, which is what most of the people who post here do. It is particularly dishonest with the level of vitriol and threats reserved for posters who do not agree with the left wing party line.  It takes no cajones, to use your term, to be a yes man for those who share your views.

        I will decline your kind invitation to self-identify.  I am secure in my masculinity and your sexist taunts are ignored. You also may have noted that all of the other posters on this thread also use made up names. They must also be missing a certain body part.

        Have a nice weekend.

        1. Don't you mean you are secure in your tiny paycheck, shill boy?   No one believes you write from principle.   Unless it is the principle of cheating the taxpayers who finance your day job.

        2. I'd hold the same opinion about our fellow posters (or anyone) here if they were performing the equivalent of your role on a conservative website. Sadly, they'd most likely be banned in short order if they mimicked your modus operandi here on CoPols.  

          I think anonymity in general has led to the collapse of public discourse.  I don't go to Ruth's Chris looking for a stale Twinkie; that said, your presence here (and often-obfuscation of facts) does sharpen the debate skills of most of us on this site.  In that sense you do perform a public service and your first-amendment rights are accommodated (assuming that right extends to trolls).

          Its a beautiful weekend here in rural Alabama; they're preparing for their 200th anniversary of statehood and we're celebrating the return of industrial hemp to their countryside. I could do with a few less Confedreate flags, but, 'Merrika' – a situation akin to your presence here, giving us a healthy dose of yin and yang. 

                1. CHB.

                  Why would I do that?

                  There are sites that are set up for blogging and sites that are not.

                  Pols is and I partake.

                  Peak is not and I do not partake.

                  There are left wing sites that are not blog sites and right wing sites that are.  People north of me on the totem pole get to figure out how they want to set up their own sites.  It is their call, not mine.

                  1. I don't think the broad universe of political sites is what I'm talking about; just one particular site in Colorado that could be the right side equivalent of Pols. And why wouldn't you do that? You would have a much bigger audience on Peak than what you have on Pols.

                  1. Sweet Home Alabama 🙁

                    Too bad Martin Truex of Denver’s Furniture Row Racing got caught up in the big crash near the end of today’s race. Fortunately, the cars are world’s better with safety in the last 10 years so I don’t think anyone was hurt in that huge 200mph pile up.

                    1. I was there. What a spectacular crash. How drivers can walk away from a pile-up like that is a testament to American engineers. 

                  2. So it is. If the photo had been taken in daylight I probably would have recognized it. I spent a lot of summers in Huntsville. My grandparents lived there, and by dumb luck, I was born there.

                    1. It is a region of great contrasts. Their hospitality is bar-none; the cognitive dissonance of their politics is suffocating. My favorite story of the weekend (from outside the fence): on Speedway Boulevard as you approach the entrance, the church group 'Hot Dogs for Jesus' were camped out along the boulevard at a place where the cars have slowed to a crawl to enter. Two lovely women, one holding a sign and another a megaphone, offer those passing by a free hot dog and a bottle of water if you'll stop long enough to have them share the good news of their SkyGod and how he can save you. I flashed the crucifix around my neck and assured them I was covered.

                      There's apparently nothing that screams Jesus loves you like stuffing a weiner, wrapped in intestinal casing, made from the nitrate-laden animal parts from three animal species and over 1000 unique DNA traces, into your mouth. 

                      Outside the fence Saturday evening on Talladega Boulevard was quite another story.  Booze, open-air stripper poles, pigs on a spit, Leonard Skynard on speakers attached to old, modified school buses, whole pigs on spits, free meat for the asking (no Jesus requirement). Nearly every camper had some combination of an American flag, Confederate and/or Trump.  Hoards of millenials wearing their Trump hats backwards, flashing their 'boobies for beads' at a tent infested by old white men (that one was a little creepy).  An occasional whiff of cannabis smoke.  All I could think of was 'what would Jeff Sessions think if he walked down this street?!? And where are the Hot Dogs for Jesus chicks? It was a veritable gold mine for their mission.  Right under their nose. 

                      Bless their (pre-diabetic) hearts. 

          1. Putin's ignorant puppets sure do stay on message well. Their shameless fealty and obvious desire to live under totalitarian Russian rule must give him the warm and fuzzies at night. 

              1. He knows his gaping weaknesses.

                I'm just here to remind this blog's proprietors that in order to win office and enact progressive policies you actually have to believe in something and communicate it to voters. 

                And it has to be more than refinancing your student loans. 

  2. A few problems with this post:

    1. You didn't cite your source (NY Post 5/4/17). Of course, you seldom cite your sources. In this case, Paul Sperry is a conspiracy theorist and Muslim-hater from way back.  The New York Post endorsed Trump, has clear pro-Trump bias.

    *James Comey  himself is something of a political maverick; but the FBI as a whole was biased against Hillary Clinton

    *Both Comey and Feinstein would not comment on the Trump – Russia investigation because it directly impinged on national security matters and ongoing FBI and CIA investigations.

    * Not only is it not a "nothingburger", the Trump – Russia ties are extensive, pervasive and dangerous to national security.  I have this on file, will put it up whenever you try your disingenuous spinning:

    Evidence is mounting that Trump and his inner circle were acting in Russia's interests to weaken NATO and the European Union, and strengthen Russian hegemony over the Ukraine and Crimea. In return, Russian propaganda helped get Trump elected. The Trump campaign intentionally spread lies about HRC, which were generated in Russia and Macedonia.

    Nine Russian Operatives Dead – Two with strong connections with Trump campaign –

    *Oleg Erovinkin, who helped to assemble the KGB dossier with "kompromat" (compromising information for blackmail purposes), and

    *Alex Oronov – Ukrainian businessman, connections with Michael Flynn, Russian Mafia, lived in Trump's building, met with Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen during the campaign, murdered after NYT exposed Ukrainian plotMembers of Trump's inner circle with strong Russian connections (partial list)

    1.Michael Flynn, fired Security Council Chief, while on the Turkish payroll, was a propagandist for Russia today. During the campaign, he met with Russian ambassador Kisleyak, and lied about it. He is turning state's evidence, for a price.

    2.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson skipped the NATO meeting, and went to Russia, presumably to work on eliminating US sanctions that block a 500 billion dollar Exxon – Rosneft Arctic oil drilling deal.

    3.Trump's former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, worked directly for Russian and Ukranian businessmen and dictators with an anti-democracy agenda. He was paid millions for this work.

    4.Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, met with Russian diplomats and businessmen secretly during the campaign, and later lied about this under oath.

    5. Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, met with a sanctioned Russian banker with ties to Putin during the transition.

    6. Wilbur Ross, vice chair of money laundering Cyprus Bank

    Granted, all this is confusing. The web of corruption and intrigue includes many foreign- sounding names which our parochial American brains reject. Luckily, CNN has a scorecard, a "Who's Who" of the Russian scandals. Washington Post put up another infographic on the web of relationships between the Trump administration and Russian interests.

    Trump's business ties to Russian organized crime are well known. The FBI has arrested 10 men in New York as part of its Trump / Russia investigation.

    You won the pinned weekend post lottery today. But the facts are not on your side. Your guy's administration is riddled with people on the take from a brutal, murderous dictator. He didn't just attack Hillary Clinton; he attacked democracy itself. And you're OK with that.

     

        1. Facts are like Kryptonite to Gerbils and other TrumpFools.  Blinded by flash, deafened by sizzle, they cry "sell me more snake oil!".  Sad!

           

          1. Speaking of Trump Brand Snake Oil, Question:  When is an $880 billion cut to Medicaid not a $880 billion cut to Medicaid?  Well of course, when Tom Price says so:

            President Donald Trump pledged on the campaign trail that he would not cut Medicaid, the government program that provides health coverage to millions of Americans. But now Trump and Republicans are moving a health care bill that would slash Medicaid fundingdramatically.

            Confronted with Trump’s campaign promise on Sunday, the president’s health secretary Tom Price insisted there would be no Medicaid cuts at all under the GOP plan, even though the cuts are undeniable.

            “Remember that there are no cuts to the Medicaid program,” Price told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday morning on “State of the Union.”

            Inconvenient facts?  Just close your eyes and ears and sing "Lalalalala"

            “Are you actually saying that $880 billion in cuts … however you want to talk about that not being a cut,” Tapper asked, “that that won’t result in millions of Americans not getting Medicaid?”

            “Absolutely not,” Price responded.

            Gerbils and his ilk are depending on there being absolutely no cost to peddling bald-face lies.  That's why their campaign to discredit and destroy our institutions has been going on for years, and will continue as long as it takes.  In light of that, Trump's victory with the help of actual fake news from Russian-sponsored sources, explains why they adopted the term as their own to discredit actual facts that are not in their favor.  This shows the depths of their moral, ethical and intellectual depravity.

              1. Yup — using invisible ink to hide deficits:

                More fundamentally, the Bush administration masked the cost of the war with deficit spending to ensure that the American people would not face up to its costs while President Bush was in office. Despite their recent discovery of outrage over the national debt, the Republicans followed the advice of Vice-President Dick Cheney that "deficits don't matter" and spent freely on domestic programs throughout the Bush years. The Bush administration encouraged the American people to keep spending and "enjoy life", while the government paid for the occupation of Iraq on a credit card they hoped never to have to repay.

                Then giving their right-wing warmonger buddies big fat contracts:

                One consequence of the way that the true costs of the Iraq war was hidden from the American people was an explosion of fraud, waste and abuse. The recent final report of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (Sigir) estimatesthat the US lost to corruption or waste at least $8bn of the $60bn devoted to reconstructing Iraq.

                What's the point of going to war if you can't make a buck, right Gerbils?

    1. So, the evidence that Trump is on the take, which apparently remains unknown to the head Dem on the Senate Intelligence Committee, is:

      1. Putin had some KGB types killed recently.

      2. Trump has employed some people who know and have done some work with Russians.

      3. Someone associated with the campaign likes Vodka.

      Granted I made the last one up, but you made up all the rest so that makes us even.

      1. You're always ready to try to distract from the Russian / Trump connections. None of it's made up, as you well know. That's why mine has links to actual news articles from mainstream sources, and yours does not, although you did plagiarize from the NY Post. 

        As far as Trump being "on the take", of course he is. The entire Presidency is one big business opportunity for him – Trump Industries has too many conflicts of interests to even count. The Atlantic lists over 40 of them.

        As for Feinstein's comments after the Comey briefing, which was on March 15,

        “This briefing was all on sensitive matters,” Feinstein said, “and highly classified and it’s really not anything we can answer any questions about.”

        Contrary to right wing media,  which has regurgitated the March 15 Comey briefing story and is spinning it hard, Feinstein did not  say that there was nothing to investigate. In fact, the FBI and CIA investigations of the Trump / Russia ties are ongoing and are heating up – per a NYT article of 5/5.
        What is happening is that the Trump administration is stonewalling all requests, and that the Congressional Republicans are running away from their responsibility to investigate. 

        Mr. Page, Mr. Stone and Mr. Manafort are all under scrutiny in an F.B.I. investigation into Russian election meddling and allegations of collusion by Trump associates. There are two other separate congressional investigations — one by the Senate panel and the other by the House intelligence committee, [led by Rep. Elijah Cummings.]

        Between the Trump campaign collusion with Russia, and the plethora of conflicts of interest, the country may be relieved of this disastrous presidency yet.

        1. MJ:

          It is all made up.

          What evidence is there that Donald J Trump did, or did not, do anything on account of ties that he has with the Russians.

          Did he attack their ally the Syrians, which is not something Obama did, on account of his ties with Russia?

          Perhaps trying to take care of the problem in North Korea (a Russian neighbor)?

          Your alleged ties are all bogus and you know it. There is absolutely nothing that anyone has been able to identify that Trump did, or did not do, on account of any relationship anyone associated with him has or had to do with Russia.  

          This is all about Hillary and the Dems lost because they sucked and we can't accept that.  Accept it.  That was the judgement delivered in November. Until you accept it and change it will continue to be the judgement delivered.

        2. MJ:

          Here is the quote:

          "WOLF BLITZER: I know that you and some of your colleagues from the Senate Intelligence Committee drove over to Langley, Virginia, yesterday to CIA headquarters and you were briefed. Here's the question. And you don't have to provide us with any classified information, Senator. But do you believe, do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?

          DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Not at this time."

          Priceless. That briefing was last week, not in March.

                  1. He seems to be getting desperate that someone believe Trump isn't being blackmailed by the Russians.

                    Besides …Trump will get his cut of the $500 billion Exxon/ Mobil deal. He is motivated.

                    1. If it's all made up, then why has the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced he won't run for re-election in 2018? In fact, he has said he may not even finish out this term. Why did Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, re-cuse himself from further participation in the Trump-Russia investigation? Jeff Sessions also re-cused himself. Where there is smoke, there is usually some substantial amount of fire. Andrew is trying hard to make everyone here believe there is nothing to see, but it's not working.

          1. The video you posted above (and corrected, since you originally and bafflingly had a Ted Cruz rant about the 2nd amendment there) is of the last 30 seconds of the 5/3/17 interview.

            You were correct that the Feinstein quote "Not at this time" was fromWolf Blitzer's interview with Feinstein on May 3, 2017. However,  most of that interview dealt with Comey and whether he was out of line in releasing HRC's email investigation info, while keeping the Trump / Russia stuff quiet. 

            Feinstein said in  the May 3 interview:

            "One of the things he said to us, well, one of the reasons for … holding the Clinton press conference 11 days before the election, was there was such great interest in this," Feinstein said. "Well, let me tell you, when Russia hacks into our election systems, there's exceptional interest in that too. So that argument doesn't hold up."

            At the very end of the interview, (9:33 in a 10:08 interview, posted below), Blitzer does ask Feinstein if she has evidence of Russian collusion. She answers, "Not at this time." Hardly worth all of the hyperventilating, and hardly conclusive….not with a House, Senate, FBI, CIA, and possible grand jury investigation in play. Feinstein, canny old spook that she is, is not about to jeopardize ongoing investigations just so Wolfie can get a scoop. She said pretty much the same thing in her March 15 interview with Blitzer.

            Here's the actual video. It's worth watching the entire thing, although it may challenge your teeny attention span:

             

  3. With his performance and flip-flopping last year during the election, Director Comey is hardly a credible source.

    There is also still the matter of WikiLeaks, and all those leaked e-mails, which Trump, I think, said is a criminal organization (he says so much it’s hard to know what is true).

  4. Oh, the Superficiality!

    Chris Cilizza, CPols' favorite WaPo columnist and Master of the Trite, takes Dems(!!!) to task for their response to the Republican Kegger Party/Lie Fest/Obamacare R&R*:

    "Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye," Democrats sang at Republicans. A few Democrats even waved goodbye.

    The implication was obvious: Democrats believed many Republicans had just cost themselves their political careers by voting for an overhaul of Obamacare.

    And the DC political class wonders why people hate them.

    I understand that Democrats not only didn't like the way this bill was passed — without any estimates on what it might cost or how many people might lose coverage as a result — but also believed the policies contained in it would leave the country and its people considerably worse off.
    That is a worthy conversation to have. But, that's not what Democrats were doing. Instead, they were jeering and mocking their colleagues….

    That's a very bad thing for the long-term health of our democracy.

    Cillizza is scandalized.

    Now here's Cillizza less than a week ago, clearly not scandalized:

    Donald Trump is the best troll in all of politics

    President Trump did what he does best on Friday afternoon in a speech to the National Rifle Association: He trolled other politicians.

    "I have a feeling that in the next election you're going to be swamped with candidates," Trump told the crowd. "You'll have plenty of those Democrats coming over and you'll say 'No sir. No ma'am, perhaps ma'am. It may be Pocahontas, remember that. And she is not big for the NRA that I can tell you."

    ("Pocahontas" is Trump's derogatory nickname for Warren who faced a major controversy when she ran for the Senate in 2012 over whether she had Native American roots.)

    … [Trump] is one part performer, one part provocateur and one part politician — and probably in that order of importance. He likes to, in the parlance of the Internet, troll people — go after a point of perceived weakness or insecurity relentlessly and without remorse.

    Cilizza is one reason our politics is so fucked up.

    Another is the inane desire of "journalists" such as him to make sure it looks like "both sides do it". It's their raison d'être, no matter the fact that both sides don't do "it" .  Regularly quoting idiot journalists who report that they do is political neglect and is why much of the public believes this horseshit

    Have a nice day at the track, everyone!

    1. Cilizza manages to get his shot in.  Washington Monthly includes a comment

      "The Republicans began the tradition of singing “Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye” during the roll call in the 1993 budget bill. They repeated the practice during the passage of the Affordable Care Act. These things could have been mentioned by Cillizza in the spirit of Both Siderism, but curiously missed the cut in this piece. "

        1. Whoo boy, here's the Man, the Legend himself, Chris Cilizza, showing his expertise in all aspects of ballard fences, levee walls, border chain link, and who's winning the ever critical political border-fence-fund headline of the day. I can only imagine CPols hopes their "Get More Smarter While Sitting Between Two Ferns" show catapults them into this kind of brain-dead, million-dollar job.

           

           

    1. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which there is a long-term pattern of abnormal behavior characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of understanding of others' feelings.[2][3] People affected by it often spend a lot of time thinking about achieving power or success, or about their appearance. They often take advantage of the people around them. The behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of situations.[3]

      Treatments have not been well studied. Therapy is often difficult as people with the disorder frequently do not consider themselves to have a problem.[2] About one percent of people are believed to be affected at some point in their life.[4] It appears to occur more often in males than females and affects young people more than older people.[2][3] The personality was first described in 1925 by Robert Waelder while the current name for the condition came into use in 1968.[6]

    1. A brilliant piece, Zappy.  But how can you reconcile its popular front logic with your constant attacks on bennet, cpols, and others who don't follow your third period dogma?   

        1. At least you know what "third period" means.  Carnholio thinks it was the one reserved for Bible study at his Anti-Evolution Academy.

    2. I generally like Bill Maher. He does have his blind spots. One of them is blaming only the "liberal purists who voted for Jill Stein" for Trump's election win, even though he lost the popular vote by 3 million. 

      This ignores the effects of disenfranchising millions of voters through deliberate voter suppression, and also deliberate interference in the American election by a foreign power (Russia).

      Maher's invitation to Stein voters to "go f*ck yourselves with an organic cucumber" perpetuates the fractures within the Democratic party. The fact is that the Democratic establishment needs Stein and Bernie voters. They need our energy, our money, and our votes. 

      Dem strategists know they'll get those things from us boomers, but it's doubtful whether the genXers and millenials will overcome their cynicism and skepticism about the corporate ties of the Democratic party to troop in and volunteer the way they did for Obama.

      1. Read Shattered and you will learn that Jill/Bern fanatics tried to sabotage Hillary all through the convention — though Bernie, jeff Fisher and others generally thwarted them.   Bernie proved his worth.  Jill the jerk can take her cucumber and go perform obscene acts on Donald Trump.   God knows, she earned the privilege.

        1. Jill Stein running for president was an equivalent to Ralph Nader's Ego running for president in 2000. The only person less qualified to be president than Trump was Stein. At least Gary Johnson had been a state governor.

  5. So the GOP tax cut for the wealthy bill masquerading as a healthcare bill is getting rave reviews in TrumpLand (or not):

    GOP Congressman: ‘Nobody Dies Because They Don’t Have Access To Health Care’

    Factcheck: False.

    Faced with criticism from constituents about the Obamacare repeal bill, Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) denied that lack of health insurance prompts people to die from preventable deaths.

    “You are mandating people on Medicaid accept dying,” a constituent told Labrador at a town hall meeting at Lewis and Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, Friday evening. “You are making a mandate that will kill people.”

    “No one wants anybody to die. That line is so indefensible,” Labrador responded.

    “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care,” he continued, drawing loud jeers from the audience.

    … prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act, the landmark law commonly known as Obamacare, some 45,000 Americans died annually due to their lack of health insurance, according to a 2009 Harvard study.

    So it appears willful ignorance is the defense Republicans have settled upon, right Gerbils?

    Remember, it's ok to kill if you are white, male, middle-aged and wealthy.  And  earn a $176,000 salary if you can kill thousands with a single vote

  6. PP and anyone else interested.

    We discussed the new book Shattered, detailing Hillary's downfall.  Having finished it, I really don't recommend it.   It should be named The World as Seen from Brooklyn" because its all inside stuff about how Robbie Mook screwed up the campaign.  While that is indisputably true, we never get out in the hustings to really sense what was moving people toward Trump, let alone how Trump conquered the Republican party and thus, by default, the presidency when Hillary collapsed.    

    Like Game Change, it's mostly superjicial inside baseball.   If there is a new Teddy White out there to tell us what happened, he or she hasn't come forward.

    1. V, thanks for the heads up on Shattered. The reason for Trumps victory is the same as the reason for Bernies support, change. Change from the policies and results of 8 years of Obama and his administration. 

      All of the failed Republican candidates represented a continuation of the elite ruling class. Only Trump and Bernie represented a new approach. With Bernie out, Trump was the only change agent on the ballot.

    1. Yup, sad when The Onion is reporting exactly what will happen:

      Ryan added that under the new system, millions of Americans would also see a 100 percent reduction in their health insurance premiums, copays, and coverage.

      They can't satirize when it's actually the reality.

  7. Jason S: Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Trump's ex-deputy security guy and comic book supervillain, will be a guest on Weekend Talk with Tron, 1pm Sunday on AM 740 KVOR.

  8. Tempest in a Weld County Teapot: Forget all of the fracking next to schools. Forget that the air quality is unhealthy. Forget that the city council is mostly bought off by O&G.

    Forget that houses are being blown up by pipeline leaks from Anadarko negligence.

    What's really important in Weld County School District Re5J – (Johnstown / Milliken) is that a Roosevelt HS Spanish teacher allowed his students to smash  a Trump piñata. The horror.

    The teacher has been suspended, is on administrative leave. To follow the controversy, check out #freemoser on Facebook.

    1. Andrew is probably disappointed that the conservative, xenophobic nationalist did not win. And to make matters worse, the centrist endorsed by Obama did.

      1. He's busy getting his talking points from the Russian Foreign Ministry to prepare to spin all the bad news that will be coming out tomorrow:

        White House health care victory short-lived as Russia probe looms

        After Trump's biggest legislative victory yet, momentum slows as the Senate settles in to rework the bill and Russia’s election interference takes center stage in hearings.

  9. Both Siderism Alert:  New York Times editorial board whacks Trump and Hillary for not binding America'S wounds.   Bad Trump.  Bad Hillary.  

     

          1. They were right on Iraq and trashed their trump.   On the other hand, their cars suck.  And I love the way they serve escargot.   Advantage: France

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