Monday, April 30, 2018

The Questions

NY Times: Mueller Has Dozens of Inquiries for Trump in Broad Quest on Russia Ties and Obstruction By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTAPRIL

Of Course

CNN: Exclusive: Pence's doctor alerted WH aides about Ronny Jackson concerns last fall

Raising Money For Daniels

  This is the site Stormy Daniels is using to raise money.

crowdjustice: Clifford (aka Daniels) v. Trump et al.

Sue Away

CBS News: Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation over Twitter comments


NBC News: Kelly thinks he's saving U.S. from disaster, calls Trump 'idiot,' say White House staffers - Some current and former officials said they expect Kelly to leave by July, and that Trump and Kelly seem to have tired of each other. by Carol E. Lee, Courtney Kube, Kristen Welker and Stephanie Ruhle


The Daily Beast: Michelle Wolf’s WHCD Honesty Is What America Needs Right Now - Wolf’s stand-up set, which has received criticism from media elites, gave voice to people ‘who aren’t in a symbiotic relationship with Trumpian chaos.’ by Erin Gloria Ryan

Yeah, But

Ryan Knight writes -
Donald Trump:
— “Grab em by the pussy”
— “I moved on her like a bitch”
— “Blood coming out of her wherever”
— “I would bomb the shit out of them”
— “If she wasn’t my daughter I’d date her”
— “African countries are shithole nations”

— “Michelle Wolf was over the top”

Another Take

Salon: End this charade: Donald Trump, Michelle Wolf and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner - Here’s one thing Trump is right about: It’s time to shut down this shameful, pompous D.C. bonding ritual by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Pilot Shudders To Imagine Why Passengers Taking Red-Eye To Atlantic City

The Onion: Pilot Shudders To Imagine Why Passengers Taking Red-Eye To Atlantic City

The Hunt

NPR: In Hunt For Golden State Killer, Investigators Uploaded His DNA To Genealogy Site


The Paler Report: New controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s physical, cognitive, and mental health by Bill Palmer

Wolf's Jokes

A selection -

"She has the perfect last name for what she does, Conway ... You guys have got to stop putting Kellyanne on your shows. All she does is lie. If you don't give her a platform, she has nowhere to lie. It's like that old saying, if a tree falls in the woods, how do we get Kellyanne under that tree? I'm not suggesting she gets hurt. Just stuck. Stuck under a tree."

"10 years too young to host this event and 20 years too old for Roy Moore."

"It's 2018 and I'm a woman so you cannot shut me up. Unless you have Michael Cohen wire me $130,000."

"Of course, Trump isn't here, if you haven't noticed. He's not here. And I know, I know, I would drag him here myself, but it turns out the president of the United States is the one pussy you're not allowed to grab."

"Fox News is here. So you know what that means, ladies. Cover your drinks. Seriously. People want me to make fun of Sean Hannity tonight, but I cannot do that. This dinner is for journalists."

"Democrats are harder to make fun of because you guys don't do anything. People think you might flip the House and Senate this November, but you guys always find a way to mess it up. You're somehow going to lose by 12 points to a guy named Jeff Pedophile Nazi Doctor."

Have An Excellent Monday

work by Remedios Varo

Morning Joe - Former US Attorneys Weigh In On Judicial Attacks

Morning Joe - The Problems With The White House Correspondents Dinner

Rules To Live By

Guardian UK: The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life - Major study calculates effect on lifespan of habits including healthy eating and not smoking
...followed a healthy diet, controlled their weight, took regular exercise, drank in moderation and did not smoke.

Wolf Vs Sanders

Guardian UK: Michelle Wolf White House routine ignites backlash and defence of Sanders - Reporters and conservatives condemn jokes about press secretary - Michelle Wolf shocks media with Sarah Sanders attack

Phil Bredesen

NY Times: Can a Tennessee Democrat Pull a Doug Jones? By Steve Cavendish - Mr. Cavendish is the former editor of The Nashville Scene.
...Phil Bredesen, a former Democratic governor of Tennessee, has a chance of winning this year’s race to replace Bob Corker as the junior senator from this deep-red state...

No Intelligence

NY Times: Michael Hayden: The End of Intelligence By Michael V. Hayden - Mr. Hayden is a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.
It was no accident that the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2016 was “post-truth,” a condition where facts are less influential in shaping opinion than emotion and personal belief.

It is fair to say that the Trump campaign normalized lying to an unprecedented degree.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 915 a.m. ET DOW futures are +126 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Sprint and T-Mobile; Walmart deals in Europe; WPP earnings by Ivana Kottasová

Friday, April 27, 2018


  Enjoy the weekend, see you bright and early Monday morning.

work by Jo In Hyuk


The Daily Beast: GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan Resigns Amid Harassment Claims - The Pennsylvania lawmaker previously announced he would not seek re-election. by Gideon Resnick

Morning Joe - Trump's FOX Rant, Cohen, Stormy Daniels


Salon: Donald Trump’s “Fox & Friends” debacle: President throws himself under the bus - Fox News’ morning talk-show hosts ultimately pulled the plug on a disastrous Trump interview. Was it too late? by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Tucker Carlson Unsure Why He In Middle Of 20-Minute Rant Against Croutons

The Onion: Tucker Carlson Unsure Why He In Middle Of 20-Minute Rant Against Croutons


BBC: Space agencies aim to deliver rocks from Mars to Earth By Paul Rincon

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Mikhail Gernashev

Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump TV Rant Opens Him Up To Being Deposed

Rachel Maddow - Trump Stomps On Own Legal Strategy With Blurting Rant On Fox News


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump tried to create a distraction with bizarre rant about soccer. It didn’t go well. by Bill Palmer


  As long as someone kisses Twittler's backside, they may very well get the plum job. No other qualifications are necessary. When Trump means he is going to drain the swamp, that means he is going to fill government positions with people who will kiss his backside, and that is how an egomaniac rolls.

Guardian UK: Ex-Fox News contributor confirmed as Trump's ambassador to Germany - Richard Grenell, who is the first openly gay Trump appointee, faced opposition from Democrats over controversial remarks


Guardian UK: 'If I were the president, I'd get rid of you': Scott Pruitt lacerated at ethics hearing - EPA administrator blames media and his job’s learning curve as lawmakers grill him over lavish spending and ethical controversies


NY Times: The Obstinacy of Mitch McConnell By David Leonhardt
“We’ll not be having this on the floor of the Senate.”

That’s Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, describing a bill meant to protect Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump.

War On The Poor

NY Times: Trump’s War on the Poor by Paul Krugman
At this point, our default assumption should be that there’s something seriously wrong with anyone this president wants on his team.

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are -46 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open moderately lower.

CNN: Amazon soars; Korea summit; Oil earnings by Ivana Kottasová

Thursday, April 26, 2018


Maggie Haberman -

Trump never blamed himself for choosing people who haven’t been vetted or who will face obvious questions after he puts them in certain roles. He blames the media, critics, others

Seth Meyers - Trump Goes On Fox & Friends And Freaks Out About Michael Cohen

The Onion - Experts Warn Beef Could Act As Gateway Meat To Human Flesh

The Onion: Experts Warn Beef Could Act As Gateway Meat To Human Flesh


Mediaite: Sean Hannity Ducking Michael Avenatti Exposes What A Fraud Most of Cable News Has Become by John Ziegler

Fooled Again

Rick Wilson -

Bill Cosby played a friendly and avuncular TV dad. 

Donald Trump played a decisive and successful TV CEO.



CNN: Bill Cosby guilty on all three counts in indecent assault trial By Eric Levenson and Aaron Cooper

Trump World On Full Display

The Daily Beast: Trump Interview Devolves Into Random Shouting as ‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Sit There Stunned - Even the hosts of ‘Fox & Friends’ couldn’t quite believe what they were hearing Thursday morning while talking to the president by phone. by Matt Wilstein

Barely Knew The Guy

Business Insider: The US attorney is already using Trump's 'Fox & Friends' comments about Michael Cohen against him

The Senate!

Salon: Democrats may actually win the Senate in 2018, poll suggests - A recent poll suggests that the Senate could be in play, while a recent race throws the House into question by Matthew Rozsa

The Onion - Trump Boys Beg Father To Nominate G.I. Joe Action Figure Cobra Commander For VA Secretary

The Onion: Trump Boys Beg Father To Nominate G.I. Joe Action Figure Cobra Commander For VA Secretary


EurekAlert: Army researcher uses math to uncover new chemistry - U.S. Army Research Laboratory
The key, he said, is coming up with a way to optimize what's known as "probability density functions in chemical space."

Have An Excellent Thursday

work by Imogen Cunningham

Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump Said 'The Mob Takes The Fifth' - And So Did His Lawyer

Rachel Maddow - Giuliani Looks To Restart Trump Mueller Talks, Cohen Takes 5th


The Palmer Report: Michael Cohen is pleading the Fifth. Here’s what happens to him now. by Bill Palmer


Guardian UK: 'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention - The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it By Patrick Barkham


Guardian UK: Donald Trump likely to scrap Iran deal amid 'insane' changes of stance, says Macron - French president’s frank comments come after Congress address in which he stood up for policies his US counterpart has sought to destroy

Violent Crime Surging In England

Guardian UK: Surge in knife and gun crime in England and Wales - Nearly 40,000 offences involve knife or sharp instrument, and homicides rise 15% to 688


NY Times: Why Does Trump Treat Immigrant Kids Cruelly? Because He Can By Nicholas Kristof

Only The Worst People

NY Times: Trump’s ‘Best People’ Are the Worst

The Market On Thursday

  At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are +31 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The DOW is poised to open moderately higher.

CNN: Deutsche Bank's retreat; ECB meeting; Facebook soars by Ivana Kottasová

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


The Palmer Report: Looks like Rudy Giuliani really is trying to negotiate Donald Trump’s exit by Bill Palmer

The 5th

TMZ: Michael Cohen I'll Plead the 5th ... In Stormy Daniels Case


The Daily Beast: Macron Disses Trump in Front of Congress - After a while during the French president’s speech to a joint session, the standing ovations started to look like calisthenics. But what happens if the Trump love-fest sours? by Christopher Dickey
Does Trump, who is always jealous of attention, and who demands unquestioning loyalty from the people around him, not see how powerfully opposed to his policies on trade, on the Iran nuclear deal, on climate change Macron really is?

Kiss And Tell

Salon: Trump and Macron’s handsy bromance: French president kisses up to “alpha gorilla”; it won’t work - Trump’s bizarre dominance display with French leader doesn’t mean anything. Ask Lindsey Graham or H.R. McMaster by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Naked Eric Trump Runs Through State Dinner Pursued By Screaming Au Pair

The Onion: Naked Eric Trump Runs Through State Dinner Pursued By Screaming Au Pair

In The Gut

BBC News: How bacteria are changing your mood By James Gallagher
...a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.

No Comment

Have An Excellent Wednesday

work by Virginia Patrone

Lawrence O'Donnell - Flight Records Contradict Trump Moscow Story

Rachel Maddow - Firing Mueller Won't End Trump Investigation, Mueller Made Sure

Morning Joe - Allegations Against VA Pick Ronny Jackson Mount

Destroyed Through Association

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump ruins the life of yet another of his loyalists by Bill Palmer

Iran Deal

Guardian UK: Macron pitches new Iran deal to sweeten existing agreement for Trump - French president’s offer seems calculated to appease Donald Trump’s discontent with the current ‘bad deal’ on Iran’s nuclear programme


Guardian UK: Flint crisis, four years on: what little trust is left continues to wash away - Since 2014, Flint has received millions of dollars in aid, and the state of the water is improving – but residents are still left with physical ailments and lifelong fears


NY Times: U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications, Federal Judge Rules By MIRIAM JORDAN
In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections must stay in place and that the government must resume accepting new applications.


NY Times: Flattery Got Ronny Jackson Only So Far By Frank Bruni
...Ronny Jackson, the president’s hasty, irresponsible and — the way things are looking now — doomed choice to lead the Veterans Affairs Department.

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 9:20 a.m. ET DOW futures are +17 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open slightly higher.

CNN: Facebook faces Wall Street; Shire deal; Credit Suisse soars by Ivana Kottasová

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This Is Serious

  Take this seriously. It is suggested that tick born diseases are the first epidemic of global warming.

Forbes: New Jersey Is Dealing With A Tick Species That Is New To America
...the East Asian or Longhorned tick. This tick is usually found in East Asia (Russia, Japan, China, and Korea), New Zealand, parts of Australia, and several Pacific islands (New Caledonia, Fiji, Western Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu).


  Stream music from 4 of my CDs.


  Isn't this just a polite way of saying racism?

NY Times: Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds By NIRAJ CHOKSHI


The Daily Beast: Kellyanne Conway, Conservative Snowflake - The walls are closing in on the White House, so she took massive umbrage at a totally fair question to paint herself as the victim of a sexism that doesn’t exist. by Michael Tomasky

Not Good

The Daily Beast: Porn Industry Feels the Heat After Stormy Daniels-Trump: ‘This Is Not Helping’ - The Stormy Daniels-Trump affair scandal has shined a spotlight on the adult-film industry—but not in a good way, say performers and publicists. by Aurora Snow

The Origins Of Lynching Culture In The United States

Stephen Colbert - Trump Is Flipping Out Over Rumors Cohen Is Flipping


Salon: Suddenly Republicans care about civil liberties — or at least about whether Michael Cohen “flips” - Suddenly Republicans sound like the ACLU, when the point is to keep Mueller away from Trump’s shady business deals by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Newborn Prince Of Cambridge Begins Consolidating Power By Having Family Imprisoned In Tower Of London

The Onion: Newborn Prince Of Cambridge Begins Consolidating Power By Having Family Imprisoned In Tower Of London


UPI: Hubble at 28: Telescope has helped explain mysteries of universe - Hubble gets a lot of attention for its ability to produce beautiful images of the cosmos, but its also responsible for some important scientific breakthroughs. By Brooks Hays

Have An Excellent Tuesday

work by Emil Nolde

Lawrence O'Donnell - Avenatti - Cohen Case Could Cost Trump The Presidency

Rachel Maddow - Report Supports Dossier, Contradicts Trump On Night In Moscow

Just One Of Millions Of Trump Lies

Politico: Trump’s false claims to Comey about Moscow stay could aid Mueller - James Comey says the president told him that he never spent the night in Moscow in 2013, but flight records, social media and his bodyguard's testimony show otherwise. By BEN SCHRECKINGER


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump’s hot circle of garbage by Bill Palmer

Divide And Reveal

Guardian UK: DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign divides party – but could reveal key facts - Experts say suit alleging election conspiracy could inform the public about Trump and Russia, but some Democrats have voiced concern

No Surprise

Does anyone think Hannity is not dirty? I didn't think so.

Guardian UK: Sean Hannity's real estate venture linked to fraudulent property dealer - Shell company tied to the Fox News host bought homes through Jeff Brock, who was charged in 2016 with fraud and conspiracy for his role in a scheme to rig auctions on foreclosed properties - Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity’s property empire - Will Sean Hannity’s ties to Michael Cohen be his undoing?

Your Travel, Your Plate, Your Home, What To Buy

NY Times: How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint By Livia Albeck-Ripka
For that reason, eating a vegan diet is likely to be best for the environment, say experts.

Hand It Over

NY Times: Do Taxpayers Know They Are Handing Out Billions to Corporations? By Nathan M. Jensen
Maryland is even offering to give 5.75 percent of each worker’s salary back to the company, which is the maximum state income tax rate for individuals. Employees will pay taxes that will be routed back to Amazon.

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. At 9:25 a.m. ET DOW futures are +103 and the price of oil per barrel is flat. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Earnings galore; Spotify announcement; Wells Fargo anger by Alanna Petroff

Monday, April 23, 2018


NY Times: Thank Trump, or You’ll Be Sorry By Diana Butler Bass
Donald Trump has made “thank you” divisive.

NYT - Chinese Tech Companies’ Dirty Secret

Got That Right

Guardian UK: Hillary Clinton attacks Trump for 'all-out war on truth, facts and reason' - Clinton compared Trump’s administration to an authoritarian regime that threatened ‘the end of freedom’ at an event in New York

In Custody



The Daily Beast: The Sex-Tape Lawyer Who Helped Cohen Silence Trump’s Women by Kate Briquelet

Success And Failure

Trump Fantasy Reading

Salon: Pulitzer-winning reporter David Cay Johnston: “The evidence suggests Trump is a traitor” - Investigative reporter who has covered Trump for 30 years dares to imagine impeachment — and President Nancy Pelosi by Chauncey DeVega

The Onion - ‘Politics Was Never This Toxic In The 2010s,’ Says Future American While Watching Candidates Battle In 2048 Debate Pits

The Onion: ‘Politics Was Never This Toxic In The 2010s,’ Says Future American While Watching Candidates Battle In 2048 Debate Pits

AI Mayor

Newsweek: AI Candidate Promising ‘Fair and Balanced’ Reign Attracts Thousands of Votes in Tokyo Mayoral Election By Brendan Cole
This would involve using AI to analyze the positive and negative aspects of petitions, calculating the best way to implement what residents want and resolving disputes.

Happiness Without Donald

Have An Excellent Monday

work by Olek

Morning Joe - Aleksandr Kogan - Zuckerberg's Remarks About Me Are 'PR Spin'

Morning Joe - GOP Candidates Adopt Trump's Brash Style In Ads


The Palmer Report: Donald Trump is more radioactive than ever by Bill Palmer

The Lawsuit

Guardian UK: 'Protecting our democracy': DNC chair defends suit against Trump and Russia - Tom Perez: DNC can ‘walk and chew gum’ before the midterms - Democratic party sues Russia, WikiLeaks and Trump
Donald Trump tweeted about the suit over the weekend, seemingly promising a legal counter move. “So funny, the Democrats have sued the Republicans for Winning,” he wrote on Saturday. “Now he [sic] R’s counter and force them to turn over a treasure trove of material, including Servers and Emails!”

Hannity And Hud

Guardian UK: Michael Cohen case shines light on Sean Hannity's real estate empire - Fox News host who said Trump’s fixer ‘knows real estate’ has a portfolio that includes support from Department of Housing and Urban Development, a fact he did not mention when interviewing secretary Ben Carson last year
Late last month, Hannity’s mortgages were replaced with loans for $22.9m that were rewritten with Carson’s Hud and a new bank. There was no indication that Carson was personally involved in the process. Carson does, however, have the authority to allow Hannity from 2019 to convert the rental complexes into condominiums for sale, which could be lucrative for the television host.

The Swamp

NY Times: Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp By The Editorial Board
Three years ago, about three months before Mr. Trump announced his candidacy for president, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network fined the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City $10 million for “willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act” for failing to report suspicious transactions and failing to properly file currency transaction reports and keep proper records.


NY Times: America Abhors Impeachment By Charles M. Blow
But, although a perspicuous case can be made for his removal, that is an uphill battle because enough of the public and the political class abhor impeachment...

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. At 8:35 a.m. ET DOW futures are +25 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open moderately higher.

CNN: Trade tensions ease; UBS dips; Google earnings by Ivana Kottasová

Friday, April 20, 2018


  Enjoy the weekend, see you bright and early Monday morning.

work by Jo In Hyuk


The Washington Post: It’s becoming clear that Trump won’t run in 2020 By Joe Scarborough


Revenge Potential

NY Times: Michael Cohen Has Said He Would Take a Bullet for Trump. Maybe Not Anymore. By MAGGIE HABERMAN, SHARON LaFRANIERE and DANNY HAKIM
For years Mr. Trump treated Mr. Cohen poorly, with gratuitous insults, dismissive statements and, at least twice, threats of being fired, according to interviews with a half-dozen people familiar with their relationship.


NY Times: D.N.C. Lawsuit Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy By MICHAEL D. SHEAR


The Daily Beast: The Democrats’ War Chest to Take Back the House Just Got Even Bigger - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outpaced its Republican competitor and raised record cash last month, but still trails narrowly in cash on-hand. by Gideon Resnick

'Blue Monday'

New Order 1983


Raw Story: DNC hits Trump campaign with multimillion-dollar lawsuit for conspiring with the Russian government by Brad Reed

Liberal Monsters, Demons, And Conspirators

Salon: Lock them up! GOP goes full banana-republic with demands to jail Comey, McCabe and Clinton - As Andrew McCabe faces possible indictment, House Republicans want a probe of imaginary anti-Trump conspiracy by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Mike Pompeo Defects To North Korea After Learning About Kim Jong-Un’s Torture Program

The Onion: Mike Pompeo Defects To North Korea After Learning About Kim Jong-Un’s Torture Program


CNBC: Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

Tirpitz - The Death Of Germany's Last Super Battleship

Have An Excellent Friday

work by Laetitia Ky

Lawrence O'Donnell - Comey Memos - Trump, Putin And Prostitutes

Rachel Maddow - Comey - Mike Flynn An Awkward Presence Before Dismissal From White House


Guardian UK: I’ve seen inside the digital propaganda machine. And it’s dark in there - My research lifted the lid on Cambridge Analytica, its parent company SCL and Leave.EU. What I found was alarming by Emma Briant


Guardian UK: Columbine students urge action on gun control ahead of walkouts across the US - Colorado students held a rally with Parkland survivors on anniversary of 1999 shooting, while nationwide protests are planned at schools
“When we talk about arming teachers, you’re not just asking me to protect the Rachels of this world, you’re asking me to kill the Dylans,” she said.

“Do you understand what you’re asking of me? You’re asking me to kill one of my students,” she said, her voice trembling. “It’s too much to ask.”


NY Times: 6 Takeaways From the James Comey Memos By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
Mr. Comey depicts Mr. Trump as a man engrossed to the point of distraction with political rivalries and fears that bureaucrats and government officials, including in the F.B.I., were trying to undermine his legitimacy.


NY Times: Comey Memos Provide Intimate Look Into Trump Presidency By NICHOLAS FANDOS
The memos are exacting in their specificity, including details about who was sitting where, the precise times that conversations began and their durations. In some cases, Mr. Comey shared his accounts with others immediately afterward.


Read the memos here

The Market On Friday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET the DOW is -9 and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open slightly lower.

CNN: GE earnings; Wells Fargo fine; Pound pummeled by Ivana Kottasová

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rudy Is Back

The Daily Beast: Rudy Giuliani in Talks to Join Trump's Legal Team - They're just talks for now. by Betsy Woodruff

Porzingis' Comeback - Episode 1

Samantha Bee - People Are Saying - Sean Hannity Is A Serial Killer

Stephen Colbert - Full Uncut Interview - James Comey

One Can Hope

Salon: Is this the endgame stage for Trump, or just a trainwreck? There are four very clear paths to the end of the Trump presidency (the fourth is the most punishing) by Lucian K. Truscott IV

The Onion - Congress Not Sure What It Did To Make Trump Think It Wouldn’t Roll Over For Whatever He Wants In Syria

The Onion: Congress Not Sure What It Did To Make Trump Think It Wouldn’t Roll Over For Whatever He Wants In Syria

Robot Builders

Quartz: It took robots three years to learn to build an IKEA chair—and just 20 minutes to finish it By Corinne Purtill
The next stage will be expanding the machines’ intelligence to be able to assemble a chair just by looking at a photograph of the final product, Wired reported.

Have An Excellent Thursday

work by David Hockney

Lawrence O'Donnell - Trump Advised To Fire Rod Rosenstein

Rachel Maddow - Trump Hush Money Probe Continues, Despite McDougal Settlement

Add It Up

The Palmer Report: Something doesn’t add up about Donald Trump’s latest Twitter explosion by Bill Palmer

GOP Cowards

Guardian UK: Pity lonely James Comey. Republicans aren't joining his fight for decency - Plenty of high-level Republicans privately think Trump should be removed from office. But they remain silent, even as the former FBI director tries to lead the way by Jill Abramson

Understandable Fear

Guardian UK: Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks feared for their lives - Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson shocked that incident escalated - Pair were waiting for business meeting before 12 April incident

Smear Time

NY Times: Smearing Robert Mueller - Sean Hannity and others are blaming the special counsel for one of the F.B.I.’s worst scandals. But there is no evidence to back up their charges.


NY Times: Our Gold-Leaf Presidency Gail Collins By Gail Collins
People, which part of this makes you most unnerved? The fact that the president doesn’t make any sense when he talks or the fact that he devoted a large part of a press conference with the head of one of our most important allies to promoting his resort?

The Market On Thursday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET DOW futures are -94 and the price of oil per barrel is up, closing in on $70. The market is poised to open significantly lower.

CNN: P&G vitamin deal; Amazon's Prime number; Qualcomm's Chinese hurdle by Ivana Kottasová

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Resign Nikki

The Daily Beast: Nikki Haley, Great Pushback. Now Resign on Principle.

'Change Of Heart'

Teddy Thompson

'Dimming Of The Day'

Bonnie Raitt and Richard Thompson

Post Truth

Salon: Donald Trump just contradicted himself on why he fired James Comey - Trump offers 2 different reasons as to why he fired his FBI director by Charlie May

The Onion - Hannity Claims Relationship With Cohen Never Went Past Payment For Legal Advice, Defense Strategy In Criminal Cases

The Onion: Hannity Claims Relationship With Cohen Never Went Past Payment For Legal Advice, Defense Strategy In Criminal Cases

Galactic Butterfly Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly, shut down star formation in galaxy

'Voices Carry'

'Til Tuesday - live version

Have An Excellent Wednesday - And I Mean It

work by Yulia Ustinova, crocheted sculptures

Lawrence O'Donnell - Ex-DOJ Official - Trump's Head Will Spin 360 Degrees Over Lawyers

Rachel Maddow - FBI Sought 'Papers Of The President' In Michael Cohen Searches

Big One

The Palmer Report: Donald Trump tips off that he thinks today is the big one by Bill Palmer

Watergate To Trump

Guardian UK: 'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate? As Trump threatens to fire Mueller, a journalist who was reporting during Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre reads the warning signs

Of Course

Guardian UK: Trump accuses Stormy Daniels of 'a total con job' with artist's sketch - Drawing purports to show man who threatened porn star - President makes rare comment about actor who claims affair

Public Schools In Declines

NY Times: 25-Year-Old Textbooks and Holes in the Ceiling: Inside America’s Public Schools
Broken laptops, books held together with duct tape, an art teacher who makes watercolors by soaking old markers.

No Apologies

NY Times: Barbara Bush, a First Lady Without Apologies By Jon Meacham

The Market On Wednesday

  Good morning. At 9:15 a.m. ET the DOW is +88 and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open significantly higher.

CNN: Trump bashes TPP; Tesla's Model 3 ambitions; Starbucks shutdown by Ivana Kottasová

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

'Voices Carry'

'Til Tuesday


WCVB5 ABC: Boston researchers reverse aging in mice, study shows

Stephen Colbert - Comey Compared Donald Trump To A Mafia Boss

Stephen Colbert - Sean Hannity Forgot To Mention Something


Axios: Trump’s make-it-go-away guy

Where's Keith

The Daily Beast: The Trump Super Fixer Who ‘Knows Where All the Bodies Are Buried’ - Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller keeps cropping up in allegations about his boss’ personal life, from affairs with porn stars to Russian offers of prostitutes. by Kate Briquelet

Web Of Stupidity

Salon: Sean Hannity, Michael Cohen and Donald Trump: Three amigos, tangled in a web of stupidity - Maybe Fox News’ biggest name is just a footnote in this scandal. But nothing about his explanation is convincing by Heather Digby Parton

The Onion - Comey Suddenly Realizes Entire Book Just A Subconscious Defense Mechanism To Hide His True Feelings

The Onion: Comey Suddenly Realizes Entire Book Just A Subconscious Defense Mechanism To Hide His True Feelings

The Superhero Robot Valkyrie R5 From Nasa That Will Go In The Mars Trip

Have An Excellent Tuesday

work by Yvonne Walker Keshick, all made with quills.