Republicans Don’t Believe Trump’s Own Words if it Makes Him Look Bad

President Donald Trump fired the FBI director and later explained in a news interview that part of the reason why the FBI director was fired was the ongoing Russian investigation against Trump and his campaign.  Of course, when the firing was first announce the president said the real reason was the botched Hillary investigation by the FBI.  He didn’t want to say that he fired a guy because he was tired of the guy investigating him for criminal wrongdoing.  That would be . . . a crime!  But eventually he stopped caring and admitted it–he fired Comey over the Russian investigation.

Even though Trump has now come right out and said that he fired Comey due to the investigation, republicans REFUSE to believe that the Russian investigation had anything to do with the firing.  Trump tells them the reason right to their face and yet, they don’t believe it.  His supporters seem unwilling to believe anything negative about Trump, even when he himself admits it.



Trump Plan to Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops to Round Up Mexicans, Final Solution in the Works

The AP reports that Trump is preparing a plan to call up 100,000 national guard troops to round up Mexicans and put them in camps.  Best case scenario is that he only deports them.

Trump’s spokeshole says this is a lie, but Spicer is a pathological liar just like his boss, so his statements are worthless.  You have to look at their conduct and not at their words.  In reality, there is a draft memo for the plan.  You can read it here.



Moscow Mike Flynn, Trump’s Failed National Security Advisor Resigns

Out Out Out!!!  LOCK HIM UP!!  Putin’s minion in the White House has resigned after it became clear his head is deeply up Putin’s behind.  The White House was warned that Moscow Mike Flynn was a traitor back in January, but instead of taking action, the incompetent Trump dimwits sat on the information and fired the messenger.

The acting attorney general informed the Trump White House late last month that she believed Michael Flynn had misled senior administration officials about the nature of his communications with the Russian ambassador to the United States, and warned that the national security adviser was potentially vulnerable to Russian blackmail, current and former U.S. officials said.

Whatever the case, it is thanks to real reporters that we learned the story behind Moscow Mike and his links with Putin.  Even with those links though, Flynn only really became toast after he lied to the Vice President, Mike Pence.

Even more pathetic is the fact that Moscow Mike Flynn led the charge against Hillary Clinton and her e-mail server–the one nobody cared about the day after the election (it was so important though the day before, right!!??!).  Flynn is a disgrace.

Grab some popcorn, this is only the beginning:


Trump’s Russian Oil Money

Inside the Steele Dossier, a document with a big list of claims about Trump (including one that he had hookers piss on him in bed in Moscow), there was one interesting claim about one of Trump’s key advisers and Russian oil money.  It went like this:

Igor Sechin, the CEO of Russia’s state oil company, offered former Trump ally Carter Page and his associates the brokerage of a 19% stake in the company in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions on Russia.

The sale eventually went through (with or without Page, we don’t know).  And while Trump’s stooge Page could deny that he received the 19% stake in the oil company, we know that Russia sold stake in Rosneft, with 19.5% going to someone.  But we don’t know who supplied the financing for the deal or who the purchasers were, and those facts are untraceable.  So was Carter Page one of the ultimate money-makers from the deal?  Was Trump?  Was a different Trump stooge?  Who knows.

More than a month after Russia announced one of its biggest privatizations since the 1990s, selling a 19.5 percent stake in its giant oil company Rosneft, it still isn’t possible to determine from public records the full identities of those who bought it.

What we do know is that Rex Tillerson, the former CEO of Exxon, is now secretary of state.  Something Carter Page was very excited about.  Tillerson’s Exxon also had a huge deal with Rosneft, probably worth hundreds of billions of dollars, but paused due to all the sanctions the U.S. slapped on Russia.   How long will those sanctions last?  Will they be lifted so Tillerson and/or Page can directly benefit?

Meanwhile, the Russians are rounding up and/or killing people that were associated with the Steele dossier:

Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the KGB and its successor the FSB, was found dead in the back of his car in Moscow on Boxing Day in mysterious circumstances.

Erovinkin was a key aide to Igor Sechin, a former deputy prime minister and now head of Rosneft, the state-owned oil company, who is repeatedly named in the dossier.

As for that 19.5% stake in Rosneft, it was sold in December to a trading company called Glencore Plc and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, and likely split 50/50 between both.  Strangely, Glencore only contributed 300 million euro for its portion, and a Cayman Island firm, with unknown owners, is the owner of an unknown percentage of Glencore’s stake.

It’s as if the Russians are doing business with people who really don’t want the world to know who they are.

The Moment Saddam Hussein Took Over

Christopher Hitchens chillingly narrates the moment Saddam Hussein took power.  Iraq’s 1979 Fascist Coup is a fascinating moment in history.  We all know how it ended for Saddam, but the archival footage married with part of a Christopher Hitchens speech, showing Saddam Hussein’s final purge of the Iraqi Baath Party leadership, is stunning.

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie

Trump’s joke of an education secretary, Betsy DeVos was confirmed yesterday by the narrowest margin in the history of the Senate.  In fact, no cabinet official has ever needed to be confirmed by way of a tie-breaking vote from the vice president.

Devos is part and parcel of Trump’s white supremacist vision for America.  Like many of the Trumpistinians, she pretends to be a “conservative” for “traditional” values.  But what her traditional values really stand for is ripping off tax payers by stealing public money from public schools and sending them over to backwards private schools that teach creationism and other delusional ideas.

So, you may ask, how does teaching students that the world is flat or that Jesus saves promote a white power agenda?  You need to look no further than who and what DeVos is, a white, republican billionaire who is borderline insane when it comes to Jesus.  Why would she want anything else other than to create white christian schools?  What does she care about inner city youth or the success of public schools in the inner city?  What does she even know or has she even experienced in terms of these schools?



Her record says it all.

DeVos has a history of using her billions to push for “school choice.” Which is really a system of taking away tax dollars from public schools and handing them over to white christian schools.  In practice, “school choice” leads to the more affluent parents taking their students out of public schools as more minority students came in.  This exacerbates de facto segregation, and enhances the separation of the races.  The intended consequence, all along.

DeVos also apparently does not believe that schools that receive federal money should be forced to follow the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act.  Keep those retards away from my White Christian babies!!


DeVos has also used her position to “advance God’s Kingdom.”  In something that sounds straight out of a mental hospital full of delusional nuts, DeVos sees the school system as the “battleground” for her to push her Christian faith.  Who needs education when you have White Christians?

DevVos wants to use her position to “advance God’s Kingdom.”  She sees the school system as a battleground to push her Christian Faith.

DeVos is quoted as saying, There “aren’t enough philanthropic dollars in America to fund what is currently the need in education.” Betsy DeVos also described her efforts, using the biblical term “Shephelah,” an area where battles — including between David and Goliath — were fought in the Old Testament.

“Our desire is to be in that Shephelah, and to confront the culture in which we all live today in ways that will continue to help advance God’s Kingdom, but not to stay in our own faith territory.”

Complete nut case.

Trump’s First Military Strike Kills Dozens of Innocent Civilians

The Independent reports that President Trump’s first strike on terrorists killed at least 30 civilians including 10 women and children:

“Why kill children? This is the new [US] administration – it’s very sad, a big crime,” Nasser Al-Awlaki said. “[Nora] was hit with a bullet in her neck and suffered for two hours.” The Pentagon did not refer to any civilian casualties in its statement.

A U.S. Navy Seal was also killed in the attack:

The Pentagon did not say how the team’s one death occurred, and the U.S. military official declined to give details on the fatality.

President Obama was not sure the strike’s benefits would outweigh its rewards:

Obama administration aides had deliberated extensively over the proposed operation, weighing the value of any information that might be recovered against the risk to the Special Operations forces plunging into hostile territory. But administration officials ultimately opted to hand the decision on the mission to their successors.

Contrast a president who deliberated a long time before making a decision–who considered all the factors before executing a plan–with a president who does not want to sit and think things through. He wants to bomb first and ask questions later, regardless of who dies.