Archive for August 18th, 2020

August 18th, 2020 - 11:21 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Summary of findings of U.S. Senate Intelligence Report on 2016 Election

Paul Manafort was “a grave counterintelligence threat” — USA Today (here) 1. Trump’s campaign chairman (Manafort) consorted with a Russian spy. 2. Trump almost certainly talked to Roger Stone about Wikileaks. 3. The Steele dossier is deeply flawed. 4. At least two participant[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 11:20 pm § in Misc., Science

Third hottest temperature?

The 130º F recorded at Furnace Creek, Death Valley, on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, will be the 3rd hottest reading in human history and a new August mark if verified, according to the World Metereological Organization. The world record of 134º F also was at Furnace Creek (why’d they name it that?[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 6:10 pm § in Misc.

Essay: Liberals are wrong; Trump isn’t another Hitler.

Trump is a coward and a fool, whereas if Hitler had those traits, he wouldn’t have been what he was. * Hitler was brave in combat. Trump is a cowardly draft dodger. * Hitler executed anyone who challenged or criticized him. Trump hasn’t executed any of his political enemies. His critics ca[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 4:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

BREAKING — Trump pardons vote fraudster!

“She was never pardoned — for voting. She was guilty for voting. And we are going to be signing a full and complete pardon, and I think that’s really fantastic.” — President Trump, Aug. 18, 2020 The defendant was convicted in 1873 for voting illegally in the 1872 presidential elect[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 3:16 pm § in Misc.

Man incensed over loose dogs shoots 5 people and a dog

A man upset about his neighbors letting their dogs run loose unleashed his fury in a shooting spree at three different homes that left a total of 3 people dead and 2 wounded in Dayton, Texas, a town of about 7,400 people located 50 miles northeast of Houston, on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. The man [&hel[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 2:04 pm § in Misc.

Hallelujah, I found a can opener that works!!!

I wrote about America’s can opener crisis 5 years ago here. The under-cabinet electric can opener that came with our house had died long ago, a new one would cost $225, and they don’t make ’em like they used to anyway, so I decided to try something else. What followed was frustrati[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 12:25 pm § in Politics

QAnon crazy going to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter, won the Republican primary for a safe GOP seat in Congress representing Georgia’s 14th congressional district. She has a credible Democratic opponent in the November election, but the district has voted ~76% Republican in recent contested elections, a[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 2:01 am § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

You want your kid to be president??

Why would any mother want her child to grow up to be president? We hate our presidents. Fact is, most presidents are unpopular, and we often loathe them. In fact, many of us detest all of them. But we elect them anyway. What’s the weird psychology behind this? Why do we so often vote for [&hel[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 1:40 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Postal worker exclaims, “I just want to do my job!”

Democrats complain Trump is slowing the mail to interfere with the election. Trump claims he’s speeding it up. Who do you believe? (Video clip from NBC Nightly News, Aug. 17, 2020) Update (8/20/2020): Trump’s Postmaster General, hauled before Congress and facing lawsuits by 20 states, sa[...]

August 18th, 2020 - 1:19 am § in Politics

Pence brags stocks; tweeters react

“Another RECORD broken for NASDAQ today! This economy is coming back under President @realDonaldTrump and it will keep growing with #FOURMOREYEARS! — Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 17, 2020″ “170,000 Dead Americans..oh I’m sorry. I don’t want to interrupt your celebration[...]