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June 4, 2018

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June 9, 2018

Is Ivanka the "Most Masterful Compartmentalizer" of all Trump apologists or just a hypocrite? by Hal Brown

The author of Born Trump: Inside America's First family

What Trump said before leaving Canada for Singapore Saturday morning, another of his I’m-the-greatest comments:
“I think within the first minute, I’ll know.”
“Just my touch, my feel, that’s what I do,” he said. “How long will it take to figure out if they’re serious? You know, the way they say you know if you’re going to like somebody in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one? I think very quickly I’ll know whether or not something good is going to happen.”
What Trump really meant:

“Just my touch, my feel, that’s what I do,” he said. “How long will it take to figure out if they’re serious? You know, the way they say you know if you’re going to f**k somebody in the first five seconds, you ever hear that one? I think very quickly I’ll know whether or not something good is going to happen.”
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June 8, 2018

How weird is this? Trump says he ‘probably’ will support bill to protect states that have legalized marijuana

June 7, 2018

Getting semi semi-famous: I just discovered that the article I wrote on Saturday which ended up with over 2100 Facebook shares was reposted on the heavily read website ALTERNET, no doubt accounting for so many people sharing it on Facebook. On  Daily Kos it had 155 comments, and on ALTERNET it had 141 comments.

Rudy actually said this:

Here's how Mika Brzenzski responded:

“You misogynistic fool. Are you kidding me? ‘Just look at’ Stormy Daniels? Just look at yourself. Are you kidding me? At this, in this moment, where we are in history with women, you are going to tell us to ‘just look at’ her? Are you out of your mind?”

“You know what, that’s your only excuse — and I feel really sorry for you. That is the most — he was incredibly degrading. On top of the fact that you are hurting the president’s case on so many levels, so good on you, keep going, Rudy. I’m absolutely sickened by what I just saw.”

“Let me tell you something, Stormy Daniels could indeed bring down this president, so I hope you all just look at her. Just look at Stormy Daniels, and just look at everything she has to say and just look at all the evidence she just might have. Good job, Rudy Giuliani, you’ve just emboldened Stormy Daniels and potentially any other woman who may have evidence against this president.”

Brzezinski played a clip of Giuliani dancing at a restaurant in Israel the same day he insulted Daniels, and invited viewers to take a good look at him.

“That’s the man who just made those comments, that’s Rudy Giuliani in Israel, waving his napkin at a bunch of women dancing around him, so I’m going to just look at that and tell you to wait."

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“You just wait for the women who are pissed off at this president for the way they treated them, who maybe didn’t want to speak out about the way he treated them or what about what happened between them or about perhaps the things that happened between them while he was married to Melania Trump. You just wait, because right now, after you said that, Rudy Giuliani, I bet they might want to step forward. I bet they might want to think, you know what, just look at me. Good luck with your case.”

The “Morning Joe” co-host stuck around Thursday for “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” to speak with the attorney for Stormy Daniels to discuss insults against the former porn actress by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
“The hypocrisy is astounding,” Brzezinski said. “Because I know someone who spoke to Donald Trump recently about life in the White House, and Donald Trump’s biggest complaint was that he’s not allowed to watch porn in the White House. So there you go, there’s a little bit of news for you.”
Ruhle laughed at the revelation about the president’s personal conduct, and cracked a joke.

“I bet they have those 1-900 numbers blocked, too, which must be a disappointment,” she said.

Thanks for this Rudy:

Megyn Kelly stomps Giuliani for slut-shaming Stormy: Melania ‘sold her body for sexual exploitation… so come on’

Excerpt: During a segment on her Today Show program on Thursday, Kelly suggested that Giuliani and President Donald Trump were guilty of hypocrisy because First Lady Melania Trump has posed nude for money.

“The notion that he respects women of substance, ‘a woman who won’t sell her body for sexual exploitation,'” Kelly said. “So, Melania Trump is classy and gorgeous and I really admire her. But she has posed nude for GQ magazine back in 2000. And so to suggest that Trump would never respect, and that Giuliani wouldn’t respect anybody whose ever sold her body for sexual exploitation — I’m not comparing the two, posing nude is not the same as being a porn star. But, come on!”
In The New Yorker, comparing Kaiser Wilhelm to Trump:

What Happens When a Bad-Tempered, Distractible 

Doofus Runs an Empire?

EXCERPTS: The Kaiser was susceptible but never truly controllable. He asserted his authority unpredictably, as if to prove he was still in charge, staging rogue interventions into his own advisers’ policies and sacking ministers without warning. “You cannot have the faintest idea what I have prevented,” his most obsequious aide, Bernhard von B├╝low, complained to a friend, “and how much of my time I must devote to restoring order where our All Highest Master has created chaos.”

The Kaiser’s darkest secret was that every few years—after his meddling and blunders had exposed his incompetence or resulted in a crisis—he would suffer a full-blown collapse. His entourage would scrape him off the floor, and he would retire to one of his palaces, where, prostrate, he would weep and complain that he’d been victimized. After the moaning came the pacing, in uncharacteristic silence. Occasionally he would give way to tears. Gradually he would recalibrate his sense of reality—or unreality—and after a few weeks would bounce up again, as boisterous and obstreperous as ever.


The Kaiser wasn’t singly responsible for the First World War, but his actions and choices helped to bring it on. If international conflict is around the corner, it would seem that you really don’t want a narcissist in control of a global power. Wilhelm’s touchiness, his unpredictability, his need to be acknowledged: these things struck a chord with elements in Germany, which was in a kind of adolescent spasm—quick to perceive slights, excited by the idea of flexing its muscles, filled with a sense of entitlement. At the same time, Wilhelm’s posturing raised tensions in Europe. His clumsy personal diplomacy created suspicion. His alliance with the vitriolic right and his slavish admiration for the Army inched the country closer and closer to war. Once the war was actually upon him, the government and military effectively swept the Kaiser aside. And the gravest damage occurred only after Wilhelm abdicated, in November of 1918. (He spent the rest of his life—he survived until 1941—in central Holland.) The defeated Germany sank into years of depression, resentments sharpened, the toxic lie that Germany had been “robbed” of its rightful victory in the war took hold. The rest, as they say, is history.

I’m not suggesting that Trump is about to start the Third World War. But recent foreign developments—the wild swings with North Korea, the ditching of the Iran nuclear deal, the threat of a trade war with China—suggest upheavals that could quickly grow out of American control. Some of Trump’s critics suppose that these escalating crises might cause him to loosen, or even lose, his grip on the Presidency. The real lesson of Kaiser Wilhelm II, however, may be that Trump’s leaving office might not be the end of the problems he may bring on or exacerbate—it may be only the beginning.

June 6, 2018

#UNFIT: Duty to Warn's Dr. John Gartner raising funds to produce major documentary about Trump (Posted on Daily Kos)

Ivanka Trump Was In Contact With A Russian Who Offered A Trump-Putin Meeting

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June 5, 2018

Molester story from Michigan State University about bestiality. UPDATE with EXPERT opinion

June 4, 2018

Saturday’s Daily Kos story was shared over 1,670 times on Facebook

My thoughts on Melania:

I am only interested in what a change in the status quo in the marriage will do to the psychological defenses of our decidedly unstable president. As for Melania, her doctors may have discovered she was clinically depressed. A break from the WH could have been just what she needed to realize how awful living there was. While she was in the hospital she might have started an antidepressant which should just be starting to work. So she could be reevaluating her marriage and if not getting counseling at least reading some of the 28 books which she could find if she searched Amazon for "married to a narcissist." (Check it out)

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June 3, 2018

Un Too fucken believable

This Daily Kos story from Saturday has now been shared 1010 1042 1080 1220 1,374 times on Facebook. The number has been increasing all day. The story itself is no longer on the Daily Kos main page. Could this be the start of something?

June 2, 2018

Click above. Over 50 comments

Where's Melania?
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the drugs that are typically used as antidepressants. My hunch is that while she was in the hospital the doctors took note of her depression and prescribed one of the common medications used, older ones like Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft, and newer ones like Celexa and Lexapro. What they all have in common is that they take up to a month for their effects to be felt. 

More on Sam Bee and the C. (Scroll down for my Daily Kos story from yesterday)

Sam Bee used the word and we all know what happened short-term, really instantly. However, I see that longer term it may turn out to have been an unplanned vitory for progressive forces. Not only has it opened discussion about when the most repellant misogynist vulargity may be descriptive and appropriate, but it may increase Sam Bee's ratings. She could have called her, like Michelle Wolf did regarding Sarah Sanders, as the Aunt Lydia of the Trump White House, but then only people familiar with Handmaids Tale. would have understood it. 

She could have called her Irma Grese – The Hyena of Auschwitz - but that would have sent most everyone to Wikpedia.

This HUFFPOST top of the page story isn't as interesting as what they did with the image.

June 1, 2018

Sam Bee: Ivanka's not a feckless c--t, Is she a synthetic sycophantic sociopath. Comments? on Daily Kos


Ivanka used her motherhood as a self-glorifying distraction from the fact she is an enabler of her father's agenda.  Sam Bee was having none of this. Good for her. Bad for her was Bee's use of the c-word. It assured her the spotlight but undid her message for many people. A large group of them, I'd hazard a guess, had never heard of her. It gave Trump ammunition.

The c-word ranks among all the other obscenities and euphemisms for human genitalia as far and away the most insulting and demeaning. 

The c-word is the most egregious anti-woman insult. The connotation is the person one is attacking has the some of the worst, often stereotypical, characteristics of certain women. It suggests that all there is to being a woman is her having a vagina. When someone calls a man a prick it means he is a jerk and nobody is saying all there is to him is his having a penis. 
The description "feckless cunt" does not describe Ivanka. While you could make a case for the later, that word is a poor choice.  phase is catchy, however feckless means ineffective, incompetent, futile, lazy, indifferent, or having no sense of responsibility. The last two definitions could be applied to Ivanka if you want to stretch the way feckless is generally used.  (Below, From  

​​​​​Historical Examples

  • If ye miss that, ye must be as feckless at the sailoring as I have found ye at the fighting.

    Robert Louis Stevenson
  • My love is so feckless, that it is a shame to offer it to Him!

    Samuel Rutherford
  • Madam, let others take their silly, feckless heaven in this life.

    Samuel Rutherford
Sam Bee could have found far more accurate words to describe Ivanka Trump.  What do you call a powerful greedy self-centered woman whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience?

The bolded italicized words above come from the dictionary, not the clinical, definition of sociopath (currently called anti-social personality).
Perhaps if Sam Bee wanted a catchy but more accurate phrase to describe Ivanka she could have called her a synthetic sycophantic sociopath.


Not much research that has been done about female sociopaths. They are often charming, manipulative, cunning, and deceitful. They can be exploitative and lack true empathy. Along with male sociopaths, the personality disorder appears to be a result of a biological predisposition and with certain environmental influences – most often, abuse or neglect.

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