ToDaZeD we are all CA *facepalm*

Kelly Turnbull, to the White Courtesy Telephone Please

So this happened.


“The Democrats have to now decide whether they will continue defrauding the public with ridiculous bullshit, partisan investigations, or whether they will apologize to the American people and join us to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, bring down the cost of health care and prescription drugs … help us fix our broken trade deals,”

Decision made:

Here’s a list of all the ongoing government investigations that could spell legal trouble for Trump, regardless of whether he’s president [details at linky]

Finish your assignment! »
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

Department of Justice (Public Integrity Section)

State Attorneys General Investigating Trump’s Inauguration Committee [New Jersey and Washington, D.C. not an actual state, BTNIN ]

New York State and New York City [four things]

State Attorneys General Suing Trump or His Organizations [Maryland and the District of Columbia still not a state ]

The House Intelligence Committee [The Shiff Show]

The House Financial Services Committee

The House Oversight Committee

The House Judiciary Committee

The House Ways and Means Committee

The House Foreign Affairs Committee

Senate Intelligence Committee

All this time, all this effort, all this expense paid for — not voluntarily — by US. All used up not to build something or create something, nor even to come to an understanding about something in order to make something better.

Nope – all those resources spent simply in the effort to thwart roughly half the voters of the country.

Welcome to how it feels to be a Kleptofornian.

A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim.
– George Santayana

Meanwhile, back at the Collusion Farm…

by Rob Goldstone, Publicist

On June 3, 2016, I sent what may be the most famous email in history, because my client asked me to.

Singer and businessman Emin Agalarov had me request a meeting with the Trumps for a Russian lawyer (who I would later come to learn was Natalia Veselnitskaya), and after unsuccessfully trying to talk him out of it, I did my job: I used my PR training to puff up the missive to get someone’s attention.

In this case, that meant suggesting that Veselnitskaya — who Agalarov had told me was “well-connected” — could convey official Russian “documents and information” about potential illegal funding for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, which would help Donald Trump’s candidacy. Publicists are legendary for speaking in hyperbole, and I am no exception. Realistically, by the time I sent that email, if I had thought it would have gotten the desired reaction from Donald Trump Jr., I would happily have stated that I was bringing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Trump Tower.

[RTWT - as a cautionary tale. Feeding frenzies are not pretty.]

Just as we suspected: Bullshit is Bullshit is Bullshit.

Also is good fertilizer for that thing Rooskys do to undermine the confidence of the population in any and all media, news, information, institution, etc.
[free newsletter to the first one to come up with the word for it, which I seem to have misplaced.]


  1. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted March 29, 2019 at 11:43 am |

    “…legal trouble for Trump, regardless of whether he’s president…”

    And THAT, ladies and germs, is why Trump has to crush these psychopaths. They don’t just want him removed from office. They want him and his family and anyone remotely associated with him destroyed, because of he dared violate the sanctity of THEIR CLUB.

    They have to make an example of him to restore the Ancien Regime – which is why he has to make an example of them first.

  2. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted March 29, 2019 at 12:01 pm |



  3. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted March 29, 2019 at 12:44 pm |

    Wait, wait!
    How about agitprop? (agitation & propaganda)
    Active measures? (disinformation, propaganda, forgery)

    [bangs head on desk]
    I think there’s another one for disruption, which includes disinformation, but I can’t think of it.
    (It’s been twennyseb’n years, after all, since I’ve seen an official document with the word “soviet” in it.)

  4. neal
    Posted March 29, 2019 at 12:51 pm |

    Poke the Yogi Bear at yer own peril. I would have warned them but they missed the benefits of a lower education.

  5. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 10:34 am |

    DM – dezinformatsiya is the one I was thinkin’ of [or failing to].
    But now I’m excited to know “another one for disruption, which includes disinformation“.

    Cuz that [and all the rest] is what they’ve been doing for many years; and teaching at the university level for many years – mayb even to wankers who visit Moskva for their grad work honeymoon *cough*.

    Unfortunately we lack examples because we’re not allowed to hear the news from places like Georgia and Ukraine.

    On a completely unrelated note: How’s Venezuela doing today?

  6. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm |

    ^ Might not be another word.
    Active measures might be what I remember as disruption (although I can’t remember the Russian term, so that may explain the head-banging).

    Active measures includes disinformation; and disinformation includes a list of things, obvious and obscure, right down to camouflage.

    I’m gettin’ too old to remember Soviet doctrine arcana,
    and I gave away all my books on the topic when I retired.

  7. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted March 30, 2019 at 1:51 pm |

    Remember it, hell — you know it well enuff to recognize it when ya see it all around us.

    only it’s not just for Soviets any more.

    which ‘splains my head banging.
    ; >

  8. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted April 2, 2019 at 10:32 pm |

    ^ KOMPROMAT is the word I was head-banging about.
    [slumps in chair, mumbles "forty-two"]